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Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway

Rose is the seventeen-year-old Dhampir protagonist of the Vampire Academy series and is best friends with Princess Lissa Dragomir. Her birthday is at the end of March. She died in the same accident as Lissa's parents and brother in the past, but Lissa unknowingly brought her back, making her a "Shadow-Kissed" Dhampir. Sarcastic and quick-witted, Rose is training to become Lissa's Guardian, while in the process of falling in love with her mentor, Dimitri Belikov.

Played in the film by Zoey Deutch.
  • Action Girl: Pretty much a prerequisite as a guardian, but still.
  • Alpha Bitch: Hoo boy. Though a good person at heart, she definitely fulfills this role at the Academy. Or at least tries to.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Described as naturally tan and black-haired. Her father is Turkish.
  • Badass: Rose is tough and physically strong. She is highly capable of kicking major ass when she has to.
  • Back from the Dead: She died in a car crash along with Lissa's other family, but Lissa revived her, making them bonded.
  • Battle Couple: With Dimitri.
  • Better as Friends: How she thinks of Mason. She eventually agrees to date him, but she's never truly attracted to him.
  • Betty and Veronica: Adrian and Dimitri represent Betty and Veronica for Rose in terms of position, although personality-wise their roles are reversed.
  • Brutal Honesty: She isn't shy to speak her mind, regardless of how inappropriate the situation.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: For Lissa (though as a friend) when she forms close friendships with others (such as Christian and Avery).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rose is known to have a very dry wit and sense of humor.
  • Detect Evil: Probably her most useful power is the nausea she develops whenever a Strigoi is near.
  • Determined Widow: In "Blood Promise", travels to Russia in order to kill Strigoi!Dimitri.
  • Dhampyr: Rose is a dhampir, which is someone who is half human, half vampire. Rose's mother is a dhampir and her father is a vampire (Moroi).
  • Dude Magnet: She definitely attracts men in spades, for reasons good or bad.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending
  • Fiery Brunette: Rose is a brunette (with some tinges of red in her hair) described to be extremely strong-willed, stubborn, passionate, feisty, fiery, proud and impulsive.
  • The Final Temptation: Strigoi!Dimitri offers to turn her Strigoi so they can be together - she comes very close to accepting.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Gradually grows out of her rebellion as the series progresses.
  • Going Cold Turkey: Her way of dealing with her dependency of the endorphins released by being bitten and drank from.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Formerly, though she's not completely over this phase.
  • The Heroine: To Lissa's The Lancer.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Kills her first two Strigoi by decapitating them with a huge sword.
  • Heroic BSOD: After Mason's death, she becomes a bit unhinged for a while.
  • Hot for Teacher: Rose is in love with Dimitri, who is her trainer.
  • Indy Ploy: Her usual tactic for getting out of situations. Works most of the time, but she also has remarkable luck.
  • I See Dead People: A side-effect of being Shadowkissed is that she can see ghosts and has to concentrate to shut them out.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Definitely not the most outward kind person.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: The dark to Lissa's light.
  • May-December Romance: Rose is 17 and Dimitri is 24.
  • Not Too Dead to Save the Day: Happens twice to Rose in Blood Promise. The first time was when Rose was overpowered by two Strigoi, and the second time was when she was fighting Dimitri.
  • Official Couple: Rose's romance with Dimitri.
  • Parental Abandonment: Rose's mother dumped her at St. Vladimir's when she was 2 in order to continue her guardian duties.
    • Eventually averted. Both Rose's mother and father begin to take a decent part in her life by the last book. Her father more than her mother.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: A medium-sized girl who is highly skilled in killing Strigoi.
  • Psychic Link: She has a one-sided one with Lissa after being Shadowkissed.
  • Race Lift: Played by the decidedly white Zoey Deutch in The Movie of the Book.
  • Really Gets Around: She has this reputation, but is actually highly selective over who she's intimate with - unlike Lissa.
  • Seeing Through Anothers Eyes: What she can do to Lissa as a result of their Psychic Link.
  • Staking the Loved One: Rose has to do this to Dimitri in Blood Promise.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Rose's relationship with Dimitri, due to their age difference and student-teacher relationship.
  • Unwanted Harem: By the last book, she has more guys casually, or not so casually, interested in her than the rest of the characters combined.
  • Vigilante Woman: In Blood Promise.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Rose has done this multiple times, but only properly gets called out on it in the last book.

Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir

A seventeen-year-old Moroi royal and Rose Hathaway's best friend. Lissa is the last vampire in the Dragomir royal line, giving her the title "Princess." Her family, along with Rose, died in a car accident when she was fifteen, but Lissa unknowingly brought Rose back from the dead, creating a bond between them. She develops feelings for Christian Ozera in Vampire Academy and starts dating him later on in the same book.

She is played by Lucy Fry—-
  • Badass Bookworm - Moroi don't really fight, but she does punch Avery's brother Reed in the throat, and stakes Dimitri through the heart
  • Bewarethe Nice Ones - She may be a sweet princess but combine that with Spirit and you get a girl who can give you waking nightmares and make you do anything.
  • Friendto All Living Things - She loves animals and they love her.
  • Goodis Not Soft - She may be a gentle soul, but she will hurt you if you mess with the ones she loves.
  • Hairof Gold Heartof Gold - described as having pale blonde hair and being very nice.
  • Rebellious Princess - Dating a bad boy, and rebelling against what's thought of her.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni- The blue to Rose's Red.

Dimitri Belikov

A well-respected 24-year-old Dhampir of Russian origin from Siberia, assigned to be Lissa's Guardian along with Rose. Dimitri has a slight Russian accent, and likes old western novels. He is sometimes described as a 'god,' in reference to his reputation as one of the most skilled and 'badass' guardians around. He is also Rose's mentor and love interest. He returns Rose's feelings but attempts to stay out of a relationship with her for most of the series, since it would interfere with his guardian duties.

  • Anti-Hero: Dimitri is heroic, however, he is also rather brooding, intense and mysterious and therefore, doesn't exactly exhibit the classic traits of the Ideal Hero.
    • Dimitri is Type II.
  • Badass: Dimitri is a strong, capable fighter and he can kick ass whenever he has to in order to protect the people he cares about, especially Rose.
  • Badass Longcoat: Dimitri is often seen wearing a long, black coat has part of his attire.
  • The Big Guy: Dimitri is very tall at 6'7" and is also physically broad in physique.
  • Cultured Badass
  • Deuteragonist: Dimitri the heroine's main love interest.
  • Dhampir: Dimitri is a dhampir, which is someone who is hybrid who is half human, half vampire.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If Russian
  • Flat Character
  • Hot for Student: Him and Rose.
  • Immortality: Dimitri is immortal and therefore, he has the ability of living forever without ever physically aging.
  • I Uh You Too: Dimitri’s inability to say I love you made Rose realize that he just thought of her as a conquest now that he was a Strigoi. It was the main reason she finally decided to get off her drug-addled butt and try to kill him.
  • Kuudere: Dimitri is Type 1. He is calm, cool and composed most of the time and he is not particularly emotional by nature.
  • May-December Romance: Dimitri is 24 and Rose is only 17.
  • Mentor Ship: Dimitri's relationship with Rose.
  • Not Quite Dead: Rose receives a letter from Dimitri at the end of Blood Promise.
  • Official Couple: Dimitri's relationship with Rose. They are the main romantic pairing of the series.
  • Sexy Mentor: Dimitri is a mentor and teacher to Rose at first. Dimitri and Rose eventually fall in love with each other and engage in a romantic relationship. However, at first, Dimitri was hesitant to become romantically involved with Rose because of his role as a mentor to her in the beginning.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Dimitri is always well-dressed and well put together.
  • Son of a Whore: Subverted. It's said that, mostly, the dhampir women who end up single mothers (bloodwhores, as they're called) genuinely thought that the Moroi guys loved them.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Dimitri's relationship with Rose. Something always tries to come between them and tear them apart.
  • The Stoic: Dimitri is known to be calm, cool, collected and he rarely loses his cool or his temper.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Dimitri is described to be extremely tall (6'7") with chocolate brown eyes, and long, dark hair which he wears in a ponytail. He is also described to be very handsome and rugged in physical appearance with God-like angular, masculine features. In terms of his physique, he is lean, well-built and muscular.
  • Tragic Monster
  • Troubled, but Cute: Dimitri is very attractive but boy, does he have a lot of issues.
  • We Can Rule Together: Considering Dimitri’s high status among Strigoi he has this to offer to Rose. It wouldn’t hurt that she would definetly be a decent Strigoi on her own, and the two of them together as Strigoi…

Christian Ozera

Lissa's primary love interest. He is an outcast because his parents willingly became Strigoi. He's a royal Moroi who holds radical ideas about fighting against Strigoi. He specializes in Fire magic.

Adrian Ivashkov

A royal Moroi and great-nephew of the queen, he's known for being a bit of a party boy. He is first introduced to the group after taking a romantic interest in Rose.


Victor Dashkov

A royal moroi, Natalie's father and a dear friend of Lissa's father who specializes in Earth magic. Played by Gabriel Byrne.

Natalie Dashkov

A royal Moroi with jet-black hair and jade green eyes who specializes in earth magic. She is very awkward among other royals and is known for talking a lot. Played by Sarah Hyland

Mia Rinaldi

A non-royal Moroi whose element is Water. Mia holds a grudge against Lissa (and by default, Rose) because of the way Lissa's older brother, Andre, used her and broke her heart.

Queen Tatiana Ivashkov

Ruler of the Moroi and dhampirs. She was said to have a secret relationship with Ambrose and Blake Lazar. Initially she wants to groom Lissa to follow her on the thrown.

Tasha Ozera

Natasha "Tasha" Ozera is Christian's aunt. Like Christian, she has black hair, wintry blue eyes, and is a Fire user. She took care of Christian when his parents turned Strigoi. She is romantically interested in Dimitri, and wanted to have a child with him, but he did not return the feelings because of Rose.

Avery Lazar

A royal moroi whose father replaces the headmistress. She befriends Lissa after Rose leaves the school.

Ibrahim 'Abe' Mazur

A well-known Turkish mobster, described as the 'knee cap-breaking' type. He is guarded by two Dhampirs and is known for making trades, blackmailing, and other illegal businesses. He also has many connections in the Moroi world.

Jillian "Jill" Mastrano

Jillian Mastrano is a Moroi who attends St. Vladimir's. She meets Rose in Shadow Kiss, and asks her how to fight strigoi, but Rose refers her to Christian. She is later revealed to be Lissa's half sister and the only thing keeping her sister on the throne.

     Dhampirs and Alchemists 

Mason Ashford

A Dhampir who is one of Rose's best friends, and also a novice Guardian. He frequently helps out Rose throughout the series. He is interested in her romantically, and Rose eventually attempts a relationship with him, only to find it fall apart because of her unbreakable connection to Dimitri.

Eddie Castile

A Dhampir and one of Rose's closest friends after the Spokane incident involving him, Rose, Mason, Christian, and Mia. He was also the best friend of Mason Ashford.

Janine Hathaway

Rose Hathaway's mother, a legendary guardian. Her relationship with Rose starts off very rocky but improves throughout the series.

Sydney Sage

An Alchemist and later witch who helps Rose find Dimitri's hometown, Baia, in Siberia. She later helps Rose break out of jailShe gets a bigger part in the spinoff Bloodlines where she protects Jill and hooks up with Adrian, and also becomes a witch
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