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* Nephewism: She raised Nate and Tessa since their parents died when they were babies. [[spoiler:In truth, Nate is her biological son, while Tessa is not related to her at all]].

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* Nephewism: {{Nephewism}}: She raised Nate and Tessa since their parents died when they were babies. [[spoiler:In truth, Nate is her biological son, while Tessa is not related to her at all]].



* {{Foil}}: In a way, he is one to Jonathan Morgenstern. Both are loyal supporters of a genocidal villain who has familial relations to the main female hero. Both have blond hair, consort with things beyond a human's control (Nate with automatons, Jonathan with demons), and eventually meet their ends at the hands of said female hero. However, Nate is a mundane, while Jonathan is a demonic-powered Shadowhunter. Nate is not related to Tessa but raised to be her brother, while Jonathan is Clary's biological brother but not raised as such, leading to a massive amount of BrotherSisterIncest.


* DeterminedWidow: She lost her husband years ago and raised her two children by herself. Simon notes that Elaine is currently searching for potential dates through JDate.

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* DeterminedWidow: She lost her husband years ago and raised her two children by herself. Simon notes that Elaine is currently searching for potential dates through JDate.[=JDate=].


* {{Muggles}}: Mundanes are ordinairy people without powers.

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* FantasticRacism:
** Mundanes routinely become the butt of jokes among Shadowhunters and Downworlders. The former's disdain for them is even institutionalized, as racist terms like "Mundies" are used without a second thought, even by the main characters, and the Shadowhunter Academy segregates its population to Shadowhunter-born and Mundane students.
** According to ''The Shadowhunter Codex'', relations between Mundanes and Shadowhunters actually worsen as time goes on. In the past, Shadowhunters were allowed to marry Mundanes (which doesn't have an effect since Shadowhunter blood is dominant, so their children will turn up Shadowhunter anyway) and Mundanes were welcomed to Ascend anytime. By the modern period, the former is forbidden, while the latter is restricted and only done under special circumstances (such as when the Clave lost many members during the Dark War).
* ISeeThemToo: Some Mundanes have the Sight, which allow them to see the Shadow World. However, runes are still lethal to them, so they cannot wield angelic weapons.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Mundanes are normally oblivious about the Shadow World. In the case of Shadowhunters, they reinforce this fact by putting up {{Glamour}} to maintain the masquerade.
* {{Muggles}}: Mundanes are ordinairy ordinary people without powers.powers. Some may have Sight, the ability to see the Shadow World, but remain powerless in magic or runes.



* DeterminedWidow: She lost her husband years ago and raised her two children by herself. Simon notes that Elaine is currently searching for potential dates through JDate.



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: She becomes a bit unhinged after finding out about Simon's condition, decorating the Lewis house with religious artifacts to bar him. This changes when Simon is cured of his vampirism and subject to memory wiping, which apparently extends to his whole family, as well.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop:
** Elaine has no clue that Simon is a vampire, at least until ''City of Fallen Angels'', when she does find out the truth and freaks out.
** Unlike Rebecca, Simon does not inform his real job after he begins training to become a Shadowhunter in ''Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy'', thinking that she will not be able to handle the truth judging by her previous reaction at his vampirism.



* SecretKeeper: She is one of the few Mundanes without Sight who know about the Shadow World, as Simon keeps her in about his vampire and, later, Shadowhunter status. He even invites her to attend his engagement to Isabelle.



Richard is the husband of Elizabeth Moore (actually Adele Starkweather) and Tessa's [[spoiler:step]]father.

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Richard is the husband of Elizabeth Moore (actually Adele Starkweather) and Tessa's [[spoiler:step]]father.
stepfather.



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: His 'son' Nate is actually his nephew. His sister-in-law Harriet had sex with her fiancé before they got married. Then her fiancé died before the wedding and she found out she was pregnant. To avoid a scandal Elizabeth and Richard who were already married pretended the child was theirs.]]
** Complicated even more by the fact [[spoiler: that his wife was actually a Shadowhunter named Adele Starkweather who got SwitchedAtBirth with the real Elizabeth and is thus not actually related to Harriet or Nate.]]

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* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: His FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo:
** Richard is actually not related to Tessa. Elizabeth was impregnated by a demon who disguised himself as Richard.
** [[spoiler:His
'son' Nate is actually his nephew. His sister-in-law Harriet had sex with her fiancé before they got married. Then her fiancé died before the wedding and she found out she was pregnant. To avoid a scandal Elizabeth and Richard who were already married pretended the child was theirs.]]
** Complicated even more by the fact [[spoiler: that his wife * ParentalAbandonment: Died when Tessa was actually a Shadowhunter named Adele Starkweather who got SwitchedAtBirth with the real Elizabeth and is thus not actually related to Harriet or Nate.]]baby.



!!Adele Strakweather (born Elizabeth Moore)

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!!Adele Strakweather Starkweather (born Elizabeth Moore)



* ChangelingTale: She was switched with the real Adele Starkweather when she was a baby, to spite Adele's grandfather, Aloysius, who was genocidal towards Downworlders. Elizabeth was raised a Shadowhunter, while Adele was raised a Mundane.



* IllGirl: She was a very sickly child

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* IllGirl: She was a very sickly childchild.
* PosthumousCharacter: Died in 1837 and only appears in a flashback.



Elizabeth Moore's sister, Tessa Gray's aunt [[spoiler: and Nate's mother.]]

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Elizabeth Moore's sister, Tessa Gray's aunt [[spoiler: and Nate's mother.]]
mother.



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: Her 'nephew' Nate is actually her son. She had sex with her fiancé before they got married. Then her fiancé died before the wedding and she found out she was pregnant. To avoid a scandal her married sister Elizabeth pretended the child was hers.]]

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* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo:
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[[spoiler: Her 'nephew' Nate is actually her son. She had sex with her fiancé before they got married. Then her fiancé died before the wedding and she found out she was pregnant. To avoid a scandal her married sister Elizabeth pretended the child was hers.]]



* Nephewism: She raised Nate and Tessa since their parents died when they were babies. [[spoiler:In truth, Nate is her biological son, while Tessa is not related to her at all]].



Tessa's brother, who has gone missing at the start of Literature/TheInfernalDevices. [[spoiler: In reality he is working for the Magister and only pretended to be missing to lure Tessa to London.]]

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Tessa's brother, who has gone missing at the start of Literature/TheInfernalDevices. [[spoiler: In reality reality, he is working for the Magister and only pretended to be missing to lure Tessa to London.]]
London.



* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Tessa's Abel.



* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:What's with the constant brother/sister betrayals in Cassandra Clare books?]]
* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: His 'aunt' Harriet is actually his mother. She had sex with her fiancé before they got married. Then her fiancé died before the wedding and she found out she was pregnant. To avoid a scandal her married sister pretended the child was hers.]]

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* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:What's Nate actually works with the constant brother/sister betrayals in Cassandra Clare books?]]
Magister and was the one who masterminded Tessa's arrival to Britain, as he secretly killed Aunt Harriet.
* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler: His FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo:
** ''Clockwork Prince'' reveals that his
'aunt' Harriet is actually his mother. She had sex with her fiancé before they got married. Then her fiancé died before the wedding and she found out she was pregnant. To avoid a scandal her married sister pretended the child was hers.]] This in turn makes Nate and Tessa cousins, rather than siblings.
** Then ''Clockwork Princess'' reveals that Elizabeth Gray was secretly a Shadowhunter. This means Nate and Tessa are not biologically related at all.
* {{Foil}}: In a way, he is one to Jonathan Morgenstern. Both are loyal supporters of a genocidal villain who has familial relations to the main female hero. Both have blond hair, consort with things beyond a human's control (Nate with automatons, Jonathan with demons), and eventually meet their ends at the hands of said female hero. However, Nate is a mundane, while Jonathan is a demonic-powered Shadowhunter. Nate is not related to Tessa but raised to be her brother, while Jonathan is Clary's biological brother but not raised as such, leading to a massive amount of BrotherSisterIncest.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Tessa tricks the automatons to kill him in ''Clockwork Prince''.
* KilledOffForReal: In the climax of ''Clockwork Prince''.



* NotBloodSiblings: He and Tessa are not actually related, due to a lot of circumstances involving their birth parents.



* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler: After he died during his ancension, he got buried at the London Institute. His friend Simon decided there to take the name Lovelace in honour of his friend.]]
* TheReveal: He is not actually a Shadowhunter. Everybody just assumed this because of his Shadowhunter name. He is actually a mundane adopted by the Lovelaces.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: He suffers a similar fate to Elizabeth Moore when he fails the Ascension ritual, causing the angelic blood to destroy his body from the inside out.
* DeathByNewberyMedal: He is Simon's first and closest friend while studying at Shadowhunter Academy and dies right when they are about to graduate.
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler: After he died during his ancension, ascension, he got buried at the London Institute. His friend Simon decided there to take the name Lovelace in honour honor of his friend.]]
friend.
* KilledOffForReal: He is killed when he fails his Ascension ritual.
* NiceGuy: A textbook example.
* TheReveal: He is not actually a Shadowhunter. Everybody just assumed this because of his Shadowhunter name. He is actually a mundane adopted by the Lovelaces.



Sophie is one of the mundane servants working for the shadowhunters at the Institute in London. [[spoiler: She later becomes a shadowhunter herself and marries Gideon Lightwood]] , so you can find her tropes [[Characters/TheShadowhunterChroniclesShadowhunters here]].

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Sophie is one of the mundane servants working for the shadowhunters at the Institute in London. [[spoiler: She later becomes a shadowhunter herself herself, taking the name Sophie Ashdown, and marries Gideon Lightwood]] , Lightwood, so you can find her tropes [[Characters/TheShadowhunterChroniclesShadowhunters here]].



The cook at the London Institute.
* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge]]

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The cook at the London Institute.
Institute. She is a Mundane with the Sight.
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* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge]]KilledOffForReal: The first casualty of Mortmain's attack on the Institute in ''Clockwork Angel''.



Another of the servants at the London Institute.

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Another of the servants at the London Institute.
Institute. Like the other Mundane servants, he has the Sight.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: He is in love with Sophie, who is in love with Jem.



* ChildhoodFriend: He is one to Will, being the first person his age he befriended upon moving to London.



Thomas's older brother.

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Thomas's older brother.
brother. He is hired by the London Institute to replace Thomas after the latter's death.



The new cook at the London institute [[spoiler: after Agatha's death]].

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The new cook at the London institute [[spoiler: Institute after Agatha's death]].
death. She originally came from the Dublin Institute.



* LongLived: For some reason, she is still alive and working in the London Institute as of 2012, which makes her over ''150 years old''. Everyone notes that she looks ancient, but keep in mind that Bridget is supposed to be a normal human, not an immortal like Tessa.
* {{Oireland}}: She is Irish and occasionally breaks into sad Irish ballads that drive everyone in the London Institute mad.



A mundane businessman with an interest in the downworld. [[spoiler: It eventually turns out that he is the Magister.]]

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A mundane businessman with an interest in the downworld. [[spoiler: It eventually turns out that he is the Magister.]]
Magister.



* TheChessmaster: He engineered events that would lead to Tessa's birth from a Shadowhunter and a demon. As he notes, he is basically her creator.
* ClockworkCreature: He designs clockwork automatons which serve as his footsoldiers. He is the titular character of ''Clockwork Prince''.



* KilledOffForReal: In the climax of ''Clockwork Princess'', he is incinerated by Tessa taking the form of Ithuriel.



Linette is a mundane rich heiress who married shadowhunter Edmund Herondale. Together they had three children: Ella, Will and Cecily.

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Linette is a mundane rich Welsh heiress who married whom shadowhunter Edmund Herondale.Herondale saved at one time. They got close and Edmund eventually decided to marry her, meaning he had to give up the Shadowhunting world by stripping his marks. Together they had three children: Ella, Will and Cecily.


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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Will's and Cecily's black hair and gorgeous blue eyes are inherited from their mother.


* KilledOffcreen: She and her husband died from influenza between ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' and ''Literature/TheLastHours''.

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* KilledOffcreen: KilledOffscreen: She and her husband died from influenza between ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' and ''Literature/TheLastHours''.


* DiedOffcreen: She and her husband died from influenza between ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' and ''Literature/TheLastHours''.

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* DiedOffcreen: KilledOffcreen: She and her husband died from influenza between ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' and ''Literature/TheLastHours''.


* InterspeciesRomance: With Edmund Herondale who is a shadowhunter.

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* DiedOffcreen: She and her husband died from influenza between ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' and ''Literature/TheLastHours''.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Edmund Herondale who is a shadowhunter.Shadowhunter.
* MarryForLove: She wanted to marry a man she really loved and not just settle for someone who was okay. When she couldn't find anyone in Wales, she traveled to London where she met and fell in love with Edmund Herondale. They got married shortly thereafter.


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[[folder:Agatha]][[folder:Agatha Grant]]


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* PosthumousCharacter: He and his wife died in a carriage accident almost fifteen before the start of Literature/TheInfernalDevices.

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* PosthumousCharacter: He and his wife died in a carriage accident almost fifteen years before the start of Literature/TheInfernalDevices.

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[[folder:Bernard]]

A member of the Crimson Hand, a demon cult.

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* TheStarscream: He pretended he was loyal to the leader of the Crimson Hand and went along with [[spoiler:her]] plans, but in the end he betrayed the leader, trying to sacrifice [[spoiler:her]] to a demon and proclaimed himself the new leader.


[[folder:Sophie Collins]]

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[[folder:Sophie [[folder:Sophia "Sophie" Collins]]


Elizabeth was a sickly mundane girl and the sister of Harriet Moore. When she was a baby she got switched with the Shadowhunter girl Adele Starkweather (click [[Characters/TheShadowhunterChroniclesShadowhunters here]] to see information on her). She grew up at the York institute believing that was Adele, the granddaughter of Aloysius Starkweather. She died when she got her first mark.

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Elizabeth was a sickly mundane girl and the sister of Harriet Moore. When she was a baby she got switched with the Shadowhunter girl Adele Starkweather (click [[Characters/TheShadowhunterChroniclesShadowhunters here]] to see information on her). She grew up at the York institute believing that she was Adele, the granddaughter of Aloysius Starkweather. She died when she got her first mark.


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[[folder:George Lovelace]]

Simons roommate at the Shadowhunter Academy.

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* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler: After he died during his ancension, he got buried at the London Institute. His friend Simon decided there to take the name Lovelace in honour of his friend.]]
* TheReveal: He is not actually a Shadowhunter. Everybody just assumed this because of his Shadowhunter name. He is actually a mundane adopted by the Lovelaces.
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* PostHumousCharacter: He and his wife died in a carriage accident almost fifteen before the start of Literature/TheInfernalDevices.

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* PostHumousCharacter: PosthumousCharacter: He and his wife died in a carriage accident almost fifteen before the start of Literature/TheInfernalDevices.


[[folder:Rebecca Lewis]]

Simon's older sister.

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[[folder:Rebecca [[folder:Elaine Lewis]]

Simon's older sister.
Simon and Rebecca's mother.



* BigSisterInstinct: She becomes increasingly concerned about Simon's cutting communications with her over the course of ''City of Lost Souls'', and eventually manages to meet with him. When she briefly believes that their mother has brainwashed or harmed him in some way, the way she reacts indicated it would ''not'' have gone well for their mom if that had been the case. [[spoiler:And when he reveals his vampirism to her, she accepts it almost immediately after getting over the shock, and assures him she'll love him no matter what]].

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* BigSisterInstinct: IHaveNoSon: She becomes increasingly concerned about Simon's cutting communications with shunned her over the course of ''City of Lost Souls'', and eventually manages to meet with him. When she briefly believes that their mother has brainwashed or harmed him in some way, the way she reacts indicated it would ''not'' have gone well for their mom if that had been the case. [[spoiler:And when he reveals his vampirism to her, she accepts it almost immediately son Simon after getting over she found out that he was a vampire, calling him a murderer who had killed the shock, and assures him she'll love him no matter what]].real Simon.


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[[folder:Rebecca Lewis]]

Simon's older sister.

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* BigSisterInstinct: She becomes increasingly concerned about Simon's cutting communications with her over the course of ''City of Lost Souls'', and eventually manages to meet with him. When she briefly believes that their mother has brainwashed or harmed him in some way, the way she reacts indicated it would ''not'' have gone well for their mom if that had been the case. [[spoiler:And when he reveals his vampirism to her, she accepts it almost immediately after getting over the shock, and assures him she'll love him no matter what]].
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