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* CoolShades: Wrath, though out of necessity, not by choice



* VampireMonarch: Wrath. [[spoiler: Until they become a democracy in ''The King''.]]



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[[folder:Zsadist]]
Bella's hellren and Phury's twin



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Repeatedly beaten and raped by a mistress who kept him as a blood slave, then mutilated during the escape.
* RapeAsBackstory: By his mistress and whatever men she was entertaining
* SexSlave: As well as a blood slave

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Repeatedly beaten AnythingThatMoves: Rhage was like this before he met Mary, and raped by more recently, Zypher, compared to a mistress who kept him as Lenihan, a blood slave, then mutilated during the escape.beast known for its sexual prowess.
* CursedWithAwesome: Rhage's alter-ego is a fire-breathing dragon that likes to devour ''lessers'' whole, can take mortal wounds on Rhage's behalf, and can use its wings to fly. Eating ''lessers'' causes Rhage some pretty bad indigestion.
* EnemyWithin: Rhage and his tattooed "friend".

* RapeAsBackstory: By InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Rhage's curse turns him into a dragon whenever he loses control of his mistress and whatever men she was entertaining
emotions. When he's in human form, it forms a tattoo on his back.
* SexSlave: As well as a blood slavePainfulTransformation: Rhage, when his beast comes out (and the aftermath).


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[[folder:Zsadist]]
Bella's hellren and Phury's twin
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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Zsadist's *ahem* ''hardware'' is treated in this way. He is repeatedly described as being "enormous" below the belt or otherwise regarded by others with a sense of envy and/or awe.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Piss Zsadist off and his yellow eyes turn black. Everyone who knows him thinks he has naturally black eyes, until he falls in love with Bella and starts to mellow out. Everyone is baffled to realize that he and Phury actually have the same eye color.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Repeatedly beaten and raped by a mistress who kept him as a blood slave, then mutilated during the escape.
* DefiledForever: Zsadist initially believes this of himself, to the point of not wanting to touch his daughter because she'll "get it on her."
* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: Zsadist, as a result of his captivity as a blood slave
* RapeAsBackstory: By his mistress and whatever men she was entertaining
* SexSlave: As well as a blood slave
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* AbusiveParents: Butch's father [[spoiler: who really isn't]] was physically and emotionally abusive, even blaming him for the death of his sister.
* CowboyCop: Butch, while he's on the force.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Butch grew up emotionally and physically abused by his father [[spoiler: who wasn't his biological father, and knew it]], and was blamed by his entire family for the rape and murder of his older sister, Janie. It's pretty obvious throughout the books that this has messed him up a bit psychologically.
* EmergencyTransformation: human-turned-vampire
* TheUnFavorite: Butch is the un-favorite of his father, being cast aside and beaten as a child. He also blames Butch for the murder of Butch's older sister. It's implied that his father knew Butch was the result of infidelity.


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*AbusiveParents: Vishous' [[spoiler: and Payne's]] father, who was abusive in almost every imaginable way, including castrating his son by tearing off one of his testicles. His mother, alternatively, is also seen as abusive by ignoring her son's childhood plight and trying to force him into an arranged marriage. He spends most of his time acting as though he is unaffected by his childhood [[spoiler: until it all comes to a head in ''Lover Unleashed'', and his grief over the fact that his parents did not protect him is forced to the surface. He demands to know why his parents hurt him, as he did not ask to be born to them.]]
* BrainsAndBondage: Vishous, who is well-read and the most intellectual of the brothers, enjoys bondage. When he reveals this to his surgeon ''shellan'', she is highly disturbed. However, after a session in V's "penthouse," she comes around to the idea.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Vishous spent his childhood in a warrior camp run by his ruthless warrior father. He dislikes the combat, preferring to read. He is punished for this. When he comes into his empathic powers, he tells his father of his own death. Disturbed, his father has him tattooed as an outcast, and partially castrated.
* SemiDivine: [[spoiler: Vishous]] is the son of the Scribe Virgin, the deity vampires pray to in his universe. [[spoiler: He also has a twin sister named Payne.]]


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* AbusiveParents: His father was physically and emotionally abusive.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Phury and Zsadist; ironically, Phury is the younger twin.
* CelibateHero: Phury [[spoiler: until he meets Cormia.]]
* EnemyWithin: Also, Phury and his Wizard.
* HandicappedBadass: Has a prosthetic leg
* TheUnFavorite Phury was the second-born twin, which in vampire culture is ingrained as TheUnfavorite because it signifies a curse upon his family. After his twin is kidnapped, Phury is alternatively ignored and abused by his parents. He mentions that they did not notice when he left to find Zsadist, and that he did not attend their funerals.


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*ActionGirl: After seeing Wrath shot, Beth brains a man with a blunt object. Then she crouches over Wrath with a small knife and kills an attack dog coming after them. When Butch and Vishous arrive to back them up, she is in full protector mode and hisses at them.
--->'''Vishous''': She was standing over his body, ready to take the cop and me on with her bare hands if she had to. Like Wrath was her cub, you feel me?


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* ArousedByTheirVoice: Mary's voice is so appealing John calls the suicide hotline every night just to hear her talk, and Rhage is so attracted to her voice he practically assaults her on their first meeting, trying to get her talk to him.
* EmergencyTransformation: human-turned-immortal and cancer-free


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*AbusiveParents: Bella's father and Rehvenge's stepfather. He used to police his eight-year-old daughter's eating habits due to the petrifying fear she'd gain weight. This meant Bella went hungry a lot. Watching Bella pour herself another bowl of cereal is a very emotional moment in Rehvenge's life.


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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Marissa ''is'' this trope. Beautiful? Check. Kind? Check. Innocent? Check. She gets past the naive stage pretty damn fast though.
* TheIngenue
* UnwantedSpouse: For Wrath at the beginning of the series.


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* AbusiveParents: Jane's parents, though to a lesser extent. They were seen as cold and emotionally unavailable to their daughter after the death of Hannah, Jane's younger sister.
* EmergencyTransformation: human-turned-tangible-ghost
* TheUnFavorite: Jane was this in comparison to her terminally ill sister Hannah. After Hannah died, the situation turned into AbusiveParents.

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!Brothers

[[folder:Wrath]]
The king of the vampires and Beth's hellren.
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Watched his parents get murdered by Lessers when he was a pre-trans.
* HandicappedBadass: After he completely loses his sight.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: King of the vampires and maintains an active role in the war against the Lessers.
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[[folder:Rhage]]
Mary's hellren
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[[folder:Zsadist]]
Bella's hellren and Phury's twin
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Repeatedly beaten and raped by a mistress who kept him as a blood slave, then mutilated during the escape.
* RapeAsBackstory: By his mistress and whatever men she was entertaining
* SexSlave: As well as a blood slave
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[[folder:Butch]]
Marissa's hellren
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[[folder:Vishous]]
Jane's hellren
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[[folder:Phury]]
Cormia's hellren and Zsadist's twin
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[[folder:Tohrment]]
Wellsie, and later Autumn's hellren
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!Shellans

[[folder:Beth]]
The queen of the vampires and Wrath's shellan.
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* HalfHumanHybrid: Mother was human and father was vampire.
* RagsToRiches: Grows up in the foster care system but inherits lots of property when her father dies.
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[[folder:Mary]]
Rhage's dhellan
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[[folder:Bella]]
Zsadist's shellan
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[[folder:Marissa]]
Butch's shellan
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[[folder:Jane]]
Vishous's shellan
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[[folder:Cormmia]]
Phury's shellan
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