Characters: The Vampire Chronicles

Characters seen throughout The Vampire Chronicles.

Aaron Lightner

  • Killed Off for Real: By Tommy and Marklin in Taltos, to prevent him from returning to the Talamasca and exposing the intercepted communications.



  • Bi the Way: Had a few female lovers, but the majority were male. Justified in that vampires typically see gender as a non-issue.
  • Emergency Transformation: Marius never really wanted to turn him, but Armand got into a fight, got wounded with a poisoned blade and was on the brink of death when Maruis decided to save his life by making him a vampire.
  • Pretty Boy
  • Really 700 Years Old: Four hundred, to be exact.
  • Religion of Evil: Lead one of these, up until Lestat shattered his cult's beliefs simply by existing.
  • The Dreaded: In early-modern Paris, he is this.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: As a mortal child, he was abducted from his Russian home and brought over to Europe as a slave boy. The apparant brutality of this event caused him to forget pretty much anything, including his name or how to speak. It takes him a long time under Marius' care (and the transformation into a vampire) to remember things bit by bit. And they trouble him.
  • Yaoi Guys: Mostly with Marius, but he also has some sorts of... ahem... chemistry with Lestat, Louis and Daniel.


Bianca Solderini


Daniel Molloy

  • Drowning My Sorrows: Throughout Queen of the Damned, drinks to push back his oncoming madness from the knowledge that vampires exist.
  • Emergency Transformation: Armand makes him a vampire against his better judgement, because he's ruined his liver beyond all repair.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Exclusively called "the boy" or "the interviewer" until the third book.

David Talbot



Gabrielle de Lioncourt

Jessica Miriam Reeves


  • The Atoner: After he regains his memories of his mortal years and Rape by Proxy of the Twins.
  • The Dreaded: Watch arrogant, supernatural predators suddenly shrink away in fear at his presence.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Forgot his entire history and even what he was, repeatedly, each time having to rediscover the world.
    • Amnesiacs Are Innocent: He describes his unknowing self as "a being who understood the word joy", and takes a childlike interest in the technology and arts around him.
  • Oh, Crap: The feeling of more or less any vampire after just seeing him.
  • The Older Immortal: One of the oldest, at about 7000 years. After Mekare consumes Akasha, he's the oldest.
  • Power Incontinence: Once accidentally incinerates a young vampire when trying to catch up with her, being unaware that he's developed the Fire Gift.
  • Rape by Proxy: Enkil forced him to rape both Maharet and Mekare when they were in captivity, and his guilt over this seems to have been a factor in driving him to amnesiac madness.
  • Walking the Earth: For thousands of years.

Lestat de Lioncourt

Louis de Pointe du Lac



Maharet and Mekare

  • Creepy Twins
  • Eye Scream: Maharet suffered this, and inflicts it upon her victims, tearing out their eyes to put into her sockets so she can see again.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The vision that introduces them is of them as young women on either side of an older woman's cooked corpse, preparing to eat it. Turns out she was their mother, and it was their culture's Due to the Dead. Later, Mekare kills Akasha by eating her heart and brain.
  • Monster Lord: Mekare becomes the new Queen of the Damned upon eating Akasha's heart and brain.
  • Rape as Backstory: When they were in captivity, both were raped by Khayman, on Enkil's orders. Maharet wound up pregnant.

Merrick Mayfair

Mona Mayfair

Marius de Romanus

Nicolas de Lenfent