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Characters: The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries
The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries chronicle the adventures of telepathic barmaid, Sookie Stackhouse.

     Main Characters 

Sookie Stackhouse

The protagonist and narrator. She can read minds, but isn't happy about it.

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Bill Compton

A vampire who moves into town. His romance with Sookie drags her into the world of the supernatural.

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Sam Merlotte

Owner of Merlotte's and Sookie's boss.

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Eric Northman

Owner of Fangtasia and another love interest of Sookie's.

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     Vampires 

Pam

Eric's "child." She works at Fangtasia with him.

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Bubba

Elvis, after being turned into a vampire. Eric tries to keep him secret, as he would be a public relations nightmare for the vampires. Likes to eat cats.

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     Shapeshifters And Weres 

Alcide Hervaux

A were from a rather rich family, and another one of Sookie's suiters.

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Jason Stackhouse

Sookie's older brother.

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  • Animorphism: We was bitten by a werepanther, and is now one himself.
  • Big Brother Instinct
  • Chick Magnet: Sookie thinks he dated half of their high school's female population. Justified, as he's part-fairy, and attracts people.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Decontructed, Mel, his best friend assaults Jason's wife in the hopes he can be with him.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Like Sookie, he's part-fairy.
  • Jerk Ass: On seperate occassions he slaps her in full view of other mourners at their grandmothers Funeral, and at a later date basically calls her a liar for having claimed their uncle molested her. He also forced her to break Calvin's hand as part of a werepanter punishment for adultery (Calvin's niece, to whom Jason is married, cheated on him), simply because he didn't feel like doing it himself. The only reason Sookie doesn't cut this particular albatross around her neck out is because she's too damn nice.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: Like, every other book.
  • Out of Focus
  • Raised by Grandparents
  • Really Gets Around

John Quinn

A were-tiger and once-boyfriend of Sookie.

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Mustapha Khan

A tight-lipped Were who acts as Eric's day-time guy.

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     Other 

Amelia Broadway

A witch who's still in training. She moves in with Sookie just before Hurricane Katrina.

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Claudine Crane

Claudine proclaims herself to be Sookie's Fairy Godmother. She is the first full-blooded fairies we met in the series, and prove that there are more supes than vampires, shapeshifters and weres.

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Claude Crane

Claudine's rude brother, and owner of the stripclub, Hooligans.

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Niall Brigant

A fairy prince, grandfather to Claudine, Claude, and Claudette. He's Sookie's great-great-grandfather.

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  • The Chessmaster
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Hair of Gold
  • Parental Favoritism: He puts Sookie above all others, even his grandchildren, Claudine and Claude. For Sookie and Sam's wedding, he gives them an invitation to the fairies' Summerlands for when they finally pass. They keep the invitation locked in a safe deposit box and occasionally consider it, but not that seriously.

Dermot Brigant

Niall's son, therefore Sookie's relative.

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Bob Jessup

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Desmond Cataliades

A part-demon lawyer who helps Sookie with various monetary and legal cases. He is usually flanked by his niece, Diantha.

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     Humans 

Arlene Fowler

Sookie's friend and co-worker.

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Tara du Rone (née Thorton)

Sookie's childhood friend.

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  • Ambiguously Brown: She has olive skin, but it's never mentioned what race she is, unlike other characters.
  • Childhood Friends: With Sookie and JB.
  • Official Couple: With JB.
  • Out of Focus: Her dislike of vampires hampered her involvement with Sookie as the latter became more and more involved with the supernatural. Tara becomes aware of this and feels awful.

Barry "Bellboy" Horrowitz

First introduced as a bellboy in a hotel in Dallas, he later starts working with the King of Texas. Like Sookie, he is also a telepath; and like Sookie, he got his telepathy from Mr. Cataliades.

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Steve Newlin

The founder of the anti-vampire movement, The Fellowship of the Sun. After Sookie ruins his plans in the second book, he becomes a somewhat of a recurring villain, though

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