- Portrayed By: Sam Witwer
A vampire who was a merciless killer for over two hundred years before he decided to clean up his act.
- The Atoner: He is continually trying to make up for all the things he has done over centuries as a vampire. He also on several occasions has to atone for his actions to his roommates for the things he does to them and when he gives in to his vampire nature.
- Being Good Sucks: He continually has to fight his vampire urges and deal with other vampires and other factors tempting him to go back to his old ways. Fighting his urges and being a vampire results him having to end romantic relationships and not having very many friends as people who are associated with him either end up getting killed or having their lives ruined.
- Also most of the bad stuff he goes through or does is because he is trying to help or protect Sally, Josh, and the other people he cares about as he is forced to make dark choices that sometimes make things worse.
- Big Brother Instinct: To Josh.
- Buried Alive: In the season 2 finale.
- Cain and Abel: With Marcus sort of since they're vampiric "brothers". However in the 4th season with Sally having altered the events of the show Marcus and Aidan are shown to be on excellent terms as they laugh and get drunk on blood together. Marcus even remarks this "So good to see the Aidan I know and love is back".
- Cartwright Curse: To a ridiculous degree. Lampshaded by Henry.
- Chick Magnet: Had several female lovers over the years and also attracts some of his hospital co-workers.
- Dark and Troubled Past: As a vampire spent centuries murdering people and of course having to leave his family when he is turned into one.
- Death Seeker: During the Season 3 episode I'm so Lonesome I Could Die.
- Defiant to the End: Mixed with Heroic Sacrifice. When it becomes clear he isn't getting out of Liam's torture chamber alive, Aidan tries to protect Nora by lying about having killed Brynn, taunting Liam about how she begged for mercy. Josh manages to rescue him in time, but not before Liam gives him a shot of infected blood.
- The Dragon: Used to be this for Bishop, before his HeelFace Turn.
- Mr. Fanservice: Oh my, yes.
- FaceHeel Turn: In season 4's alternate timeline.
- FaceHeel Revolving Door: Season 4 shows that Aidan has a sordid history of this. Consistently Jumping Off the Slippery Slope into villainy, then later becoming The Atoner and a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire to make up for his horrible deeds.
- Throughout the series he is trying to prevent himself from doing this but he sometimes is forced to commit murder and other immoral actions to protect and help the people he cares about. Then there is also the things he does in dealing with his thirst for blood.
- Fascinating Eyebrow: His eyebrows are incredibly expressive.
- Fate Worse than Death: Mother claims the 'eternal madness' of being being buried alive is this. However Aidan considers her killing of Suren to be hers.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Aidan tries but lapses frequently.
- HeelFace Turn: Was a murderous vampire who was famed for his cruelty for over 200 years, but decided in the 1970s to leave Bishop and the Family, stop murdering people, and only live off blood bags.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a black leather jacket most of the time. He even puts it on before knowingly going to his final death in the finale.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He burns down their now abandoned house, with himself inside to destroy the murderous evil spirit inhibiting it.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Josh.
- Humanity Ensues: Aidan becomes human at the end of season 4.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Zig Zagged with him and Bishop. He initially hated Bishop for turning him into a vampire, but once Aidan made a FaceHeel Turn and accepted the vampire way of life, he and Bishop were quite close for the next 200 and so years. When Aidan made a HeelFace Turn in the 1970s and decided to be a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire, he wanted nothing to do with the unrepentantly murderous Bishop anymore.
- I Love You, Vampire Son: Towards Henry and Kenny. He turned both of them out of gratitude for saving his life.
- Inept Mage: Vampires have Hypnotic Gaze but you have to practice to be good at it. Aidan doesn't and isn't.
- Nice Guy: Was this during his human life. After he became a vampire...not so much, but he is trying to be this again during the series.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While Sally is the queen of good intentions gone bad, Aidan is undoubtedly the king.
- Off the Wagon and onto somebody's neck.
- Parental Substitute: To Bernie, briefly.
- Really 700 Years Old: Was turned during The American Revolution, and says that he's 257 during season 1.
- Team Dad: During the first two seasons. Getting buried underground for a year pretty much erases his ability to fill this role, though.
- Vegetarian Vampire: Downplayed, in that he generally tries to subsist of blood bags instead of "drinking live" from people in the present. Zig Zagged, in that he falls of the wagon and drinks live several times over the course of the series. It happens in the first scene of the first episode!
- Villain Ball Magnet: The harder Aidan tries to fix things the worse things get. Usually because he goes for the quick fix instead of simply taking things as they come.
- Villain Protagonist: In most of the flashbacks that take place during his life as a vampire.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Josh. They can tease eachother and can make remarks at the other's expense, but they are undoubtedly loyal to eachother, and save one-another's lives more than once.
- Marcus and Aidan's original relationship seems to have been this before Aidan left and went vegan.
- Warm Bloodbags Are Everywhere: Vampires often link blood and sex and Aidan does draw the ladies' attention.
- With Friends Like These...: The scene between Aidan and Marcus in the blood den during "Rewind, Rewind" seems to show that their relationship was more like this originally before Aidan left.
- Portrayed By: Sam Huntington
Josh was a premedical student before getting turned into a werewolf.
- Badass Normal: During the time that he's cured. The self-esteem and perspective he gets following the events of the season 2 finale end up pushing him to become the most heroic member of the cast in season 3.
- Empowered Badass Normal: The badass factor doesn't go away after Liam curses him again.
- Blatant Lies: But is terrible at it.
- Despair Event Horizon: Julia's death causes this. He blames her death on Ray.
- Hollywood Nerd
- Fantastic Religious Weirdness: Josh is still Jewish, but no longer very observant, as he feels that Judaism would frown on the whole turning-into-a-wolf thing.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Aidan.
- Humanity Ensues
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: While Josh would fervently deny this, almost all the destructive and selfish things that he's done have been a result of his decisions as a human, not his lycanthropy or actions as a wolf.
- I Am What I Am: Near the end of season 4, he finally accepts his wolf and thus gains control over it after resenting it for so long.
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- Informed Judaism
- I Hate You Werewolf Dad: His relationship with Ray. This will most likely carry over to Liam now that he's been infected again.
- Aidan solves the Liam issue by himself.
- Kick the Dog: His premeditated murder of Ray. When he faces Ray again in season 3 he taunts a wolfed out Ray that he'll visit his son next and kill him too.
- Mistaken for Gay: By Danny. And his parents, much to Aidan's amusement.
- Mysterious Animal Senses: Around his "time of the month".
- Neat Freak: Likes to keep the living arrangements tidy, and making a mess is a good way to annoy him. In season 3, Nora tells him to not clean-up after Aidan, after Aidan throws a frat party in the house. Josh says he won't clean...cue Gilligan Cut to Josh finishing a clean-up of the mess.
- Only Sane Man: Of all the characters in the show, Josh is easily the one that tries hardest to be human.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: After being turned a second time and passing through Donna's door, Josh became what can best be described as a reverse werewolf, being stuck in wolf form throughout most of the month and only becoming human again on the full moon. Sally uses blood magic to reverse this, but the spell was not completed correctly, and though Josh is now mostly human, he is still very much affected by his wolf throughout the month, having extreme mood swings and turning when he least expects it. As far as we know, he is the only werewolf in existence that can turn without a full moon. It is later revealed that this is because of his several years of attempting to suppress and eliminate his inner wolf, who has become fearful of Josh, particularly after he has been cured. Once Josh was re-cursed, the wolf decided to take the wheel until Sally helps Josh come to terms with the wolf.
- Papa Wolf: Josh has become one for his adopted family. Ironically, he's more of a wolf as a man protecting his family than he ever was as an actual werewolf. Even Liam is impressed.
- Status Quo Is God: Spends most of the third season as a human once he kills Ray. Comes to an end when he attempts to save Aidan and winds up getting injured by Liam.
- Shapeshifter Mode Lock: For three months after the events of the Season 3 finale. It gets bad enough that he starts to forget what it's like to be human.
- Team Mom
- Took a Level in Badass: After he kills Ray. The submissive, non-confrontational Josh of the first two seasons is gone in season three, replaced by a Josh that is confident and not afraid to face danger head-on (or even to take a life) to protect his family.
- He becomes incredibly powerful after his curse worsens, to the point where he can single-handedly fight off multiple vampires without the influence of the full moon.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: His anti-social personality worsens in season 4, to the point where Nora feels the need to sleep with a knife under her pillow. In the alternate timeline Sally creates, alternate Josh is incredibly put off by her presence and so dismissive of her pushing him into a relationship with Nora, he gives up on relationships completely.
- Villain Protagonist / Well-Intentioned Extremist: During the season 2 finale when he plans to kill Ray. He does claim to do it to cure Nora but it's clear he blames Ray for Julia's death.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Aidan. They can make fun of eachother and have their disagreements, but they still have an Undying Loyalty to eachother.
- Wolf Man
- World's Strongest Wolf: As previously stated, when transformed he's a deadly fighter even by werewolf standards. His wolf is also described as being particularly terrifying due to its extreme viciousness, caused by Josh constantly restraining it and denying it a chance to hunt. It's still no match for a Purebred, though. Until the effects of his lycanthropy are enhanced by Sally's spell, after which it's easily the single most powerful and most aggressive werewolf in the series, possibly even the most powerful supernatural creature in general.
- You Sexy Beast: Due to his lycanthropy, he is sexually aggressive towards Nora when they start dating. While making out and having sex for the first time, he starts growling.
- Portrayed By: Meaghan Rath
An impulsive young ghost who is trying to find her place in the world now that she's dead.
- Ambiguously Bi: Sally tends to come off as this on occasion. For instance while talking at Emily, Josh's sister, she says she could make her feel happy. And when Nora comes over, Sally promptly quips that she's hot and has nice boobs.
- Ambiguously Brown: "Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Mouth" revealed she is at least part Indian (as in South Asian, not Native American).
- Axe-Crazy: After it's revealed that the Reaper is actually her.
- Back from the Dead: She was brought back from Limbo via Blood Magic in Season 3, meaning she temporarily had a corporeal body again.
- Butterfly of Doom: After Sally uses magic and is sent back in time to the night she died, she decides to save herself from her own death at the hands of Danny. As she still possesses knowledge of her life with Aidan, Josh, and Nora, she tries her best to rewrite history with herself still part of their lives but saving them from all of the problems that befell them. This backfires entirely on her: Bridget dies when she dates Danny leaving her to suspect Danny killed her. She becomes a werewolf instead of Nora, keeping Josh and Nora from ever becoming close. And when she and Aidan fall in love, it only drives Josh away from them and with Ray, ultimately resulting in her death, again, which in turn prompts Aidan to return to his position as Bishop's right hand man, and Nora into a life of stealing painkillers at work.
- Came Back Wrong: Her plot in season 3, when she is reanimated and later has to consume human flesh to keep from rotting..
- Cute Ghost Girl: Naturally.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.
- Dragged Off to Hell: What appears to be her fate at the end of season 3.
- Season 4 reveals this is effectively the case, though it was to a place better described as a space between worlds to prevent Sally from causing irreparable harm to the universe. She gets out.
- Enemy Within: The Reaper as stated is her second personality.
- Ghost Amnesia: Sally is initially unclear on the circumstances of her death.
- Ghostly Goals: She has the desire to move on by getting her door and generally has the desire to connect with people and have back her human senses like touch and taste.
- Hand-or-Object Underwear: While in an illusory spa in Season 4.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gives up her spiritual essence to turn Aidan Human, effectively destroying herself.
- I'm a Humanitarian: After she renegotiates her deal with Donna, she has to consume living flesh in order to prevent her undead body from rotting. When she finds herself staring into a pet shop window in hunger, and then turns to set that gaze upon a child, she realizes what she's become and decides to never cross that line. She does take a bite out of Aidan out of necessity though. She complains that it's like trying to bite into a tire because he's subconsciously flexing.
- Jacob Marley Apparel
- The Killer in Me: Though it's more like The Grim Reaper in me.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Lampshaded by Zoe, when Sally got possessed by Max's mother to force her to break up with him since possessing people is what she did when she was a ghost and got addicted to.
- Mind over Matter: May depend on her stress level.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Sally's attempts at helping people almost always backfire in some way.
- One example is when after being brought back from the dead she is explicitly told not to see anybody from her past and when she goes out to party with Josh and Aidan she is recognized by Trent who is an old friend from high school and it is stated that subconsciously she went out because she wanted to run into somebody from her past and makes very little attempt to convince Trent that he made a mistake in recognizing her and instead parties with him and takes him home with her attempting to seduce him. The next day he dies and it turns out that is the consequence of seeing people from her past.
- The tendency for all the things that she does to help backfiring is lampshaded by the other characters and is described by Josh and Zoe as "Sallying things up" and this is the reason that Donna destroys her death spot and traps her in limbo when she gains witch powers as she knows that Sally could unintentionally cause damage to the world with those powers. In season 4 Donna is shown to be right about this as after Sally escapes from her she uses her powers and unintentionally causes problems including stopping her own death and creating an alternate timeline and in trying to make things like the original one she ends up making life worse for her roommates and others eventually leading her to die again. Also her magic using wakes up the evil in the house.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Sally definitely has her moments, such as her conversation in the Season 2 finale where she urges Josh to carve up Ray with some garden shears rather than shoot him.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: In season 4, she becomes a time-traveling ghost witch werewolf, possessing her own body, in the past, from the future
- Not Using the "Z" Word: In season 3 Sally abhors being called a zombie or implying that her deterioration is actually the act of decomposition.
- Official Couple: She and Aidan become a couple in the alternate timeline and when she comes back to the original timeline she eventually expresses her feelings for him.
- Our Ghosts Are Different
- Refusal of the Call: In Season 3, Sally no longer wants anything to do with trying to help ghosts and other people as it has always ended badly for everybody. She goes so far as to disperse ghosts who try to ask her for help. She turns around by Season 4.
- Sanity Slippage: Season 2 reveals that she began going insane after missing her door, and only snapped back to reality after shredding herself.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: After being sent back in time to the night of her death, she manages to merge with her past self and now Trapped in the Past decides to use her knowledge of her life with Josh and Aidan to make their lives in this timeline better, but only makes things worse.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Her dream self certainly does.
- Even more so after being reanimated. Straightened hair and snazzier clothes did a wonder for her appearance.
- Ship Tease: Has some moments with Aidan in season 3 when she is reanimated with the first being when they are holding hands on the couch together and stopped because it was getting weird and generally becoming closer friends. They become a couple in season 4.
- Status Quo Is God: Sally's reanimated body gives out in the second-to-last episode of season three. The bright side is she's at least in a new dress and not wearing her pajamas anymore.
- Together in Death: She is reunited with Aidan in the afterlife, after he dies in the house fire and his ghost gets a door.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth
- Villain Protagonist: When she's revealed to be The Reaper and in the Season 2 finale when she assists in planning Ray's murder, even possessing Ray's wife in order to lure him to his death. "Scott" even calls her out on it.
- Villain Ball Magnet: Every time Sally says the phrase "I can help" expect the lives of everyone around her to be worse off than before she met them.
- Voice of the Legion: When the Reaper is talking through her.
- Whodunnit to Me?: The house shaking turns out to be revealing that her fiancé was responsible for her death.
- You Can See Me?: In the pilot, when discovering that Aidan and Josh can see her.
- Portrayed By: Kristen Hager
A nurse at the hospital that Josh and Aidan work at. Gets turned into a werewolf by Josh in the first season, and moves in with the other three in Season 3.
- The Atoner: She is trying to make things right with Josh after running off with Brynn.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Josh until they start dating.
- Cursed with Awesome: How Nora views her lycanthropy.
- Cute Monster Girl: After becoming a werewolf.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She once had a boyfriend who mutilated her stomach. Then she ate him.
- Her family life wasn't that great, either.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has a habit of this especially after becoming a werewolf and dealing with it.
- Fanservice: Waking up naked in the woods after transforming.
- Horrible Judge of Character: A huge flaw of her character; her ex-boyfriend, in her backstory. Brynn, in season 2 and Erin, who has a history of violence and running away; that she completely ignores.
- Kick the Dog: Instead of trying to defuse the situation, she decides to help Josh kill Ray and shoots him.
- Lack of Empathy: Her monologue to Josh in Season 2 Episode 7 that she is not afraid that she killed her ex-boyfriend but rather that she doesn't feel any remorse about it.
- By season 3, this has changed.
- Muggle: At first...
- Our Werewolves Are Different: It would seem that wolves turned from humans with a lot of emotional baggage (an abusive boyfriend, in Nora's case) are even more violent, since their built-up anger is not inhibited in wolf form. Nora also reveals that she can remember everything from her transformations, which is probably due to her being more accepting of the transformation than Josh.
- Scars Are Forever: They even appear on her werewolf form.
- Her scars have now been healed as of Season 4, thanks to Sally's newfound magic powers.
- Sixth Ranger: Supporting cast throughout season 1 until the finale when she's turned into a werewolf by Josh, and becomes the fourth roommate.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 3, after taking in Erin as her legal guardian, she become increasingly hostile towards Aidan, even after Erin poisons him and tries to kill him resulting in Aidan kicking her with his vampire strength and putting Erin in the hospital. This results in her pressuring Josh into choosing between his friendship with Aidan and his relationship with her.
- Though it is shown that even before Erin moves in that she is hostile towards Aidan because of him killing Connor in front of her, his behavior because of not being able to feed because of the virus, and the knowledge that he has a past with killing and has the tendency to still do so because of being a vampire. These reasons cause her to consider killing Aidan when Liam threatens her and Josh if they didn't kill him. She also didn't like him getting Josh involved when helping him with his vampire problems as she wanted Josh to have a normal life now that he was human. Then also she felt protective of Erin and refused to believe that Erin poisoned him as Erin didn't recently show any hostility towards him and she was in a Mama Bear rage about him putting her in the hospital and her general distrust of him to think clearly.
- Nora becoming a jerkass actually got started after she became a werewolf and her overall behavior seems to have come from dealing with that and in Season 3 she was also dealing with the guilt of killing Brynn in self defense.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Her animosity against Aidan ends after he takes the blame for Brynn's death and seemed to be dying from the virus. After he survives the virus she is more kinder to him and even starts approving of his relationship with Kat, when earlier she wanted him to stay away from her. She also ends up with a more positive attitude after meeting the werewolf Pete and getting engaged to Josh.
- Werewolf Infectee: at the end of Season 1.
- Portrayed By: Jason Spevack
A young boy from the neighborhood Aidan befriends. Killed when he walked into the street and was hit by a car. Rebecca turns him thinking it would make Aidan happy, but Aidan later kills him because he's made to believe Bernie can't control himself.
- Enfant Terrible: After he's turned.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Not so innocent after Rebecca turns him.
- Shoot the Dog: What Aidan does to him after he turns.
- Undead Child: When he is a vampire.
- Portrayed By: Gianpaolo Venuta
Sally's fiancé (now ex, as their relationship was ended by her death) owns the house now rented by Josh and Aidan. Responsible for Sally's death.
- The Atoner/ Death Equals Redemption: He is substantially less evil after briefly coming back from Limbo and he apologizes to Sally and states that he deserves to be in Limbo for what he did to her.
- Back for the Dead: A twofer. We find out he's dead AND he gets reaped in the same episode.
- Muggle: Was a human recurring character until his death.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: To the point where he assumes she's sleeping around after her ring falls down the drain. He then "accidentally" kills her.
- Is That the Best You Can Do?: Towards Sally's ghost.
- Jerkass: Wasn't very nice to Sally when she was alive, killed her, and when she tries to haunt him he taunts her about it
- Took a Level in Badass: He picked up on a lot of ghost tricks more quickly than Sally did after he died. He says this was due to him dying in prison. It doesn't help him.
- The Sociopath: How in the hell did he get engaged to Sally in the first place? Well until the reveal and his breakdown from being haunted by Sally, it seemed like he was a loving fiancé and a nice guy who is grieving the death of his fiancée. The façade truly breaks when he asks Sally's ghost while being haunted if that's the best she can do and taunts her in a sadistic manner.
- Portrayed By: Alison Louder
Josh's younger sister with a rebellious streak a mile wide.
- The Alcoholic: Between seasons 3 and 4 Emily has to go into rehab. When she gets out she tries to crash with Josh and Nora but their chaotic life (with a magical assist from Sally) almost leads her to an Off the Wagon moment. She leaves because her fragile sobriety can't handle it.
- The Lad-ette: Man, can she pack away the booze.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She is a lesbian and wears normal clothing and isn't stereotypical. Though she does have some Butch Lesbian tendencies by the fact that she doesn't like wearing dresses but will wear one for special occasions and she mostly just hangs out with guys.
- Magical Queer: When she shows up, it's almost always to give Josh advice or encouragement.
- Muggle: She is later informed of the Masquerade after a botched attempt at a bachelor party for Josh where he is attacked by a vampire stripper.
- Portrayed By: Natalie Brown
Josh's ex-fiancée, whom he left at the altar when he became a werewolf.
- High-School Sweethearts: With Josh.
- Look Both Ways: Failure to do this results in her death. Justified by the fact that she was in shock from seeing Josh transforming during the eclipse.
- New Old Flame: For Josh.
- Temporary Love Interest: She meets Aidan when she is applying for a job at the hospital and they meet again at a bar and start a sexual relationship for weeks until they sleep together at the house and when she comes down stairs in the morning Josh recognizes her as his ex-fiancée, resulting in Aidan breaking off their relationship by claiming it was just sex for him to protect her from himself and out of respect for his friendship with Josh.
- Later her relationship with Josh is rekindled after Nora leaves town with Brynn and he runs into her at a bar when he goes with Emily who is trying to help him get over Nora by setting them up. The relationship ends with her death.
- Portrayed By: Deanna Russo
A history professor and friend of Nora's that Aidan becomes romantically involved with.
- Geeky Turn-On: She and Aidan initially bond over their shared knowledge of early American history. What Kat doesn't know is that Aidan only knows about these things because he lived through them!
- Temporary Love Interest: To Aidan when they start dating and become a couple, but the relationship ends when he reveals to her that he is a vampire.
- Muggle: Recurring human character and manages to stay that way when she exits the show.
- Portrayed By: Connor Price
A teenage boy born with a severely weakened immune system that lives in a glass enclosure in the hospital to protect him from disease. Since he has had almost no contact with germs throughout his entire life, Aidan starts using him as a supply of clean blood.
- Bubble Boy: Portrayed completely seriously. He eventually comments that what he has is not a life, and he will walk out of the room when he turns 18, resulting in his death unless Aidan turns him.
- He also hates it when people call him a Bubble Boy.
- Came Back Wrong: Because he was vamped with cursed werewolf blood, Kenny came back as an extra hungry, extra disgusting vampire.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Kenny has gone from being a Bubble Boy to the ruling vampire in Boston.
- Genre Savvy: There isn't much to do in his enclosure other than watch movies, so he recognizes Aidan as a vampire almost immediately.
- Glamour: When we first see Kenny in Season 4, he looks completely normal. However, a later episode reveals that Kenny is still a deformed vampire, and he is using his mind control powers to appear normal. Since he is contaminated by werewolf blood, he has the power to compel other vampires and other supernatural creatures.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He orders some vampires to attack Josh because he was jealous of Aidan spending time with him.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: At the start of Season 4 he wants nothing more than to hang out with his maker Aidan. But after Josh kills his werewolf girlfriend and Aidan lies to protect him his feelings turn sour.
- Interspecies Romance: With a werewolf. Til Josh kills her.
- Killed Off for Real
- Mind Manipulation: He can compel even other vampires and can appear normal even to those not looking him in the eye.
- Revenge: Against Josh for the death of his werewolf girlfriend. In his final act he compels Aidan into trying to kill Josh.
- Vampire Wannabe: Though you could hardly blame him, given his initial condition.
- Portrayed By: Jesse Rath
Sally's younger brother who returns to Boston in an attempt to scam Aidan and Josh out of the rent money they owe his and Sally's father, as he inherited the apartment after Danny and Sally's deaths. When he sees Sally after she is reanimated, she rushes to find a way to save his life, otherwise he will die due to the magic. He returns in season 4 to evict the group from the house.
- Back for the Dead: Is killed by an unknown entity in the house in "Cheater of the Pack."
- Cassandra Truth: Season 4 shows that Robbie knew Danny was bad news from the start. Sally didn't believe him.
- Muggle: Human recurring character.
- The Un-Favourite: Sally was the success, Robbie was the drug-addicted screw-up.
- Portrayed By: Susanna Fournier
A nurse who has the ability to see ghosts, and can commune and interact with them in unique ways.
- Ambiguously Bi/ Ambiguously Gay: In her final appearance on the series in Season 4, she is in a relationship with a woman named Lori, but she states that she doesn't know what she is basically neither identifying as a lesbian or a bisexual and that she's figuring it out.
- In relation to her earlier relationship with Nick when Sally makes a statement about her being a lesbian, Zoe points out that when she got together with Nick he was ghost making it that they couldn't have physical contact which adds to the possibility that she was never really attracted to men at all.
- Deadpan Snarker: Associated with her poor social skills.
- Girl Meets Ghoul: With Nick.
- I See Dead People: Has the ability to see and talk to ghost because of when she was younger a ghost tried to possess her resulting in her ability.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although not without reason, given that she has to deal with ghosts all the time.
- No Social Skills: She generally prefers talking to ghosts and finds it hard to talk to people even then she can be unpleasant to both the living and the dead.
- Teeth Clinched Teamwork: Whenever she has to work with Sally or help her because of what Sally did to Nick as the reaper and Sally's bad habit of making things worse.
- This Is Unforgivable!: She tells Sally that she will never forgive her for shredding Nick. Though this later becomes an implied case of Forgiven, but Not Forgotten as she does become less hostile towards her especially after Nick is brought back from the dead. But after having to kill Nick when he becomes a flesh eater she generally prefers not having anything to do with Sally.
- Portrayed By: Mark Pellegrino
Aidan's brilliant, cold, and ambitious maker.
- Affably Evil: He is very polite and charming when he wants to be.
- Ambition Is Evil: Is willing to murder countless innocent people and even the woman he loved in order to gain more power and prestige.
- Big Bad: Of Season 1.
- The Chessmaster: Bishop will always win in the end. It might take 50 years, but he'll get you if he wants you.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted, he prefers not to only drink from voluntary donors and not kill them and he also only turns people who want to be turned, but this is all just part of his plan to have vampires take over society and be known without fear.
- Evil Mentor: Used to be this for Aidan.
- Broken Pedestal: Aidan "honored" and "feared" him for over 200 years, but ends up wanting nothing to do with him.
- Fantastic Racism: Like most vampires, he considers werewolves "lesser beings" and looks at humans as pawns.
- Hallucinations: Sometimes appears as a figment of Aidan's imagination when he starts to lose his grip.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters
- I Love You, Vampire Son: It's clear that Bishop genuinely cared about Aidan.
- Killed Off for Real: In the Season 1 finale.
- Last-Name Basis: Goes by Bishop.
- Non Human Lover Reveal: The episode "Dog Eat Dog" revealed that Bishop was once very much in love with a human nurse.
- Off with His Head!: Aidan decapitates him with barbed wire.
- Parental Substitute: His relationships with Aidan and Marcus as their sire is played up as a paternal dynamic.
- Portrayed By: Kyle Schmid
A headstrong vampire that was created by Aidan.
- Ambition Is Evil: What drives Henry. Even after an 80 year exile he desires power and status.
- Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder: He and Aidan have a tendency to screw each other over, and then save each other.
- Emergency Transformation: Aidan turned him after Henry was mortally wounded trying to defend Aidan from a soldier who tried to stake him.
- Fantastic Racism: Averted. Unlike the majority of vampires in the setting, he does allude to in a confrontation with Josh, after Josh is cured, that he actually considers werewolves to be kindred spirits to vampires. However, he still views humans as weak and "pathetic".
- Flayed Alive: As retribution by Suren.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: As a human, Henry was rather timid and tame, if expressing curiosity and desire to experience being a soldier and killing. As a vampire, he's cocky, bold, and perfectly willing to act on his ambitions and killer instincts.
- Come season 3... he's glamoured a human girl into being complacent with being imprisoned so that he has a supply of untainted blood to survive on.
- Handsome Lech
- HeelFace Revolving Door: As part of his chronic back stabbing disorder.
- HeelFace Turn: He ends up staying on Aidan's side for good in his last appearances.
- Hypnotic Eyes: Standard for vampires, but Aidan often had Henry do it for him because Aidan himself is terrible at it.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Zig Zagged. He and Aidan started out being close for over a decade before falling out and not seeing eachother for 80 years. When they meet again in the present, Henry tries to kill Aidan, causing Aidan to almost kill Henry, before he relents and they make peace. Also, their falling outs are due to Henry's lust for power, not being transformed into a vampire.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: He unambiguously enjoys being a vampire, in his own words, "When you turned me, you never warned me how much I'd enioy myself."
- The Medic: Before he was turned.
- Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Henry is harder to kill than a cockroach. He served in World War One, was a fugitive from the vampire world for eighty years, got skinned, extricated himself from a meat hook, and when the plague came around, he still wouldn't die. The plague eventually does him in, though.
- Portrayed By: Vincent LeClerc
Bishop's power-hungry right-hand man.
- Beard of Evil
- Evil Albino
- Cain and Abel: With Aidan. However in the 4th season with Sally having altered the events of the show Marcus and Aidan are shown to be on excellent terms as they laugh and get drunk on blood together. Marcus even remarks this "So good to see the Aidan I know and love is back".
- The Dragon: To Bishop
- Driven by Envy
- Evil Minion
- Evil Redhead
- Fantastic Racism: He would've murdered Josh simply for being a werewolf if Aidan hadn't intervened. He also constantly refers to Josh as "dog(gy)" and mocks Aidan for being friends with Josh, only because Josh is a werewolf.
- Killed Off for Real
- Removing the Rival: Attempts to at the end of the 1st season.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: Is almost always seen wearing a two-piece suit.
- Super Loser
- The Starscream: To Bishop. It doesn't end well for him.
- The Unfavorite: Or as Bishop repeatedly refers to him as "the mistake".
- The Rival: Sees Aidan as this.
- Smug Snake
- Undying Loyalty: To Bishop. Even though Bishop refers to Marcus as a "mistake" in public and treats Aidan with favourtism as he tries to dissociate himself from The Family and vampires in general, Marcus will do whatever it takes to be in Bishop's good graces.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Marcus and Aidan's original relationship seems to have been this before Aidan left and went vegan.
- With Friends Like These...: The scene between Aidan and Marcus in the blood den during "Rewind, Rewind" seems to show that their relationship was more like this originally before Aidan left.
- Would Hurt a Child: Marcus kills a pair of young boys on Bishop's orders.
- We Used to Be Friends: In season 4 its shown that Marcus and Aidan may have actually been friends and got along. Aidan's choice to leave The Family and stop drinking live seemed to have been the cause of the rift in their relationship; hence the animosity in season 1.
- You Never Did That for Me: After Bishop gets mad at Marcus for attacking Emily; Marcus remarks that if it had been Aidan, Bishop would have essentially patted him on the back.
- Portrayed By: Deena Aziz
The most powerful and ancient vampire of them all, who returns to Boston in Season 2.
- Big Bad: Of Season 2
- God Save Us from the Queen!
- Bus Crash: After Season 2, she dies off-screen from the vampire flu.
- My Beloved Smother: To Suren.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Ironically, burying Aidan allowed him to survive the plague that killed her and most of the other vampires.
- Offing the Offspring: Suren refuses to kill Aidan, so Mother stakes her.
- One Bad Mother
- Really 700 Years Old: There's no telling how old she may be. Her "daughter" is at least 700, and Heggeman is supposedly over 1,000. Mother is said to be far older than both of them.
- Portrayed By: Sarah Allen
A flirtatious vampire turned by Bishop after dying from a one-night stand with Aidan.
- The Atoner: She tries to be, and usually fails.
- Back from the Dead: Turned into a vampire by Bishop after accidentally being killed by Aidan
- HeelFace Revolving Door: See The Atoner
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: To Aidan when dealing with her vampire nature and trying to punish him for killing her.
- Redemption Equals Death: She stakes Marcus to save Aidan and later asks Aidan to stake her so that she won't have to live as a vampire.
- Portrayed By: Dichen Lachman
Mother's vampire daughter, and the appointed ruler of the Boston Family in Season 2.
- Bodyguard Crush: She had this for Aidan. "You have no idea how long I've loved you, do you?"
- Buried Alive: Spent 80 years buried as punishment for nearly breaking the Masquerade over Henry's betrayal with a human.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: As shown in the flashbacks but she is shown to have gotten mostly over it.
- The Corrupter: Trying in season 2 to get Aidan to go back to his old ways.
- Inadequate Inheritor: Generally regarded as this by Mother.
- It's Not You, It's Me: Left Aidan so Mother wouldn't have him killed.
- Lonely Rich Kid
- Mafia Princess: Of sorts.
- Really 700 Years Old: Her father was a Mongol from the late middle ages.
- Woman Scorned: She's only willing to "forgive" Henry if he consents to being flayed alive.
Brynn and Connor McLean
- Portrayed By: Tracy Spiradakos and Jon Cor
Purebred werewolf twins that offer to fund Josh's research.
- Affably Evil: Brynn. According to Nora when running off with her off-screen, she is much more sadistic.
- And I Must Scream: They describe their human existence like this. Josh is uncomfortable with heightened senses and moods the few days before a full moon, they feel that way every moment they're not wolves.
- Bullying A Vampire: Taunting Aidan was probably not the best move, Connor. Especially since he had a rifle loaded with silver bullets.
- Corrupt the Cutie: They basically do this to Nora.
- Jerkass: Very much so.
- Killed Off for Real: Both of them. Connor was first killed by Aidan and later Nora killed Brynn during the time she ran away with her.
- Morality Chain: Nora suggests that Connor was this to Brynn, not the other way around. Of course, this is a relative chain since Connor's idea of a good time is torturing vampires and hunting them down for fun. One can only imagine what Nora might have seen Brynn do without Connor's influence.
- It's suggested that it's torturing and eating humans.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: They're pure-bred werewolves whose senses are constantly heightened, not just a day or two before the full moon.
- Puny Humans: What they think of everyone else.
- Rich Idiot with No Day JobJosh: I'm pretty sure she had a pony when she was a little girl... right until the day she ATE it...
- This Was His True Form: Connor turns into a werewolf when he dies.
- Portrayed By: Lydia Doesburg
A runaway teenage werewolf. Josh finds out she's a werewolf after she comes to his hospital for a "dog scratch" during a full moon. Nora decides to take her in as her new legal guardian.
- Asshole Victim: Is killed by Liam after being hospitalized by Aidan.
- Our Werewolves Are Different
- Dark and Troubled Past: Has been through 27 different foster homes in less than two years, according to her, the foster brother were molesting her.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: She moves in with the main cast and is basically a new Roommate. Until she betrays their trust and tries to kill Aidan.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
- Portrayed By: Xander Berkeley
Brynn and Connor's father, who comes to Boston in the third season to try and find out what happened to to his son and daughter.
- Affably Evil: Usually maintains a polite demeanor and does try to befriend Josh and Nora before they make their loyalty to Aidan clear. He's still willing to kill a teenager to cover-up his manipulations.
- Anti-Villain: He wants to avenge the deaths of his children, and exterminate vampires; who are more often than not, vicious and remorseless serial killers. He is still a major antagonist.
- Big Bad: One of season 3's two Big Bads.
- Fantastic Racism: Against vampires. Justified, when one considers the majority of vampires are serial killers who have Fantastic Racism towards werewolves.
- Good Counterpart: To Bishop, kind of. Something of a werewolf supremacist, like Bishop is definitely a vampire supremacist. However, Liam would only hunt vampires and those who cross him, while Bishop hunts humans and wanted to subjugate them.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Seems to hold this view. Or Puny Humans at least.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Like his children, he's a pure-bred werewolf.
- Papa Wolf: Literally.
- Would Hurt a Child: Liam smothers Erin in her hospital bed after she fails to murder Aidan
- Portrayed By: Andreas Apergis
The redneck werewolf that turned Josh.
- Back for the Dead: Gets his head smashed in by Josh in the season 3 premiere.
- He's killed again in the penultimate episode of Season 3.
- He's killed once again in season 4, in an alternate timeline, this time by Aidan
- Big Brother Mentor: Tries to guide Josh towards accepting being a werewolf and enjoying life with the condition.
- Broken Pedestal
- Fantastic Racism: Against vampires. Although considering how vampires treat his kind, it's somewhat understandable.
- I Have a Family: When Josh has him at gunpoint, Ray references this.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: He tracks down Josh because he wants a measure of normalcy that he used to have before he became a werewolf.
- The second season reveals that he went back to his wife and son.
- Portrayed By: Pat Kiely
An old crush of Sally's from college when he was her T.A. He died several years prior and he and Sally reunite for a brief romance.
- Came Back Wrong: Along with Sally in season 3
- Fate Worse than Death: Combined with Our Ghosts Are Different, because he died in a drowning accident he relives the moment of his death, being strangled underwater and drowning all over, again, culminating in an explosion of ghostly water.
- He later ends up being "reaped" by Sally while she's under the influence of Scott, and is sent to Limbo where he is forced to keep drowning except for the times Sally manages to pull him out to try to escape.
- And then, after he escapes that, he becomes a ravenous flesh-eating zombie who eats cats to keep from rotting, and very nearly eats his girlfriend Zoe as well. Being bashed in the head and becoming a ghost again is actually a relief for him
- Didn't think we were done yet, did you? After passing through his door, his soul is destroyed and consumed by Donna. Poor guy can't catch a break.
- MayDecember Romance: He and Zoe start dating, despite the fact that he's a ghost.
- Staking the Loved One: Zoe bashed his head in when he attacked her. His ghost was totally cool with it.
- Portrayed By: Robert Naylor
A friend of Sally's who committed suicide while they were still in high school over bullying. They reunite when Sally decides to go to her high school reunion as a ghost, mostly to confront the popular girl who died recently. Stevie introduces Sally to several other teenaged boy ghost friends of his, and indirectly teaches her about possessing and shredding.
- Came Back Wrong: Along with Sally and Nick in season 3
- Butt-Monkey: Alive or as a ghost; Stevie just doesn't have any luck.
- Fate Worse than Death: After being shredded by Sally, Stevie's punishment in limbo is to watch his family live on happily without him as he watches on outside while hanging by a noose on a tree, despite the fact he overdosed to commit suicide.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Begs this of Sally, because he's too scared to commit suicide. Josh volunteers to put him down.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Despite Sally's warnings never to see his family again, Stevie gives into temptation and visits his mother and father who are happy to see him, but are cursed to die because of the spell. As his flesh craving hunger hits him during the decomposition, he decides to eat his parents' corpses. He admits this to Sally and Josh, and later admits that he also killed and ate the mailman.
- Portrayed By: Katharine Isabelle
Aidan's wife from the 18th century. She was turned by Bishop, and returns to find Aidan in the present day.
- The Atoner: She has killed a grand total of one human in her 250 or so years of life. It was her son Isaac, after which she decided to kill any vampires she finds who prey on humans
- Drown The Witch: How she died the first time.
- Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire: Has killed exactly one human being in her 250+ years as a vampire. Even then, it was accidental.
- Killed Off for Real
- The Lost Lenore: Aidan has been grieving her death for centuries.
- Hunter Of Her Own Kind: a vampire whose main mission in life is to kill other vampires who prey on and kill humans.
- Knight Templar: She is almost completely uncompromising in her ethics and mission.
- Offing the Offspring: She accidentally killed her son in a fit of bloodthirst.
- Token Heroic Orc: The only vampire in the setting who is shown to actively defend humans from vampires.
- Portrayed By: Dusan Ducic
A powerful ghost that appears to Sally in a dream. He appears to her in person later on claiming to be the Grim Reaper or at least on of them. He wants to recruit Sally to be a Reaper as well or else he'll have to shred her.
- Enemy Within: See Split Personality and Jekyll and Hyde below.
- Grim Reaper: A ghost who claims to be one. He isn't.
- Jekylland Hyde: The Reaper is actually a split personality of Sally's, and represents an imbalance in her psyche.
- Professional Killer: He claims that it's his job to maintain balance in the afterlife by destroying ghosts that have gone bad or refuse to move on.
- Split Personality: He is just a piece of Sally's fractured psyche
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Sally though it turns out to be more of a case of Screw Yourself.
- Portrayed By: Amy Aquino
A strange woman that works at a local soup kitchen. She also happens to be a practitioner of the occult arts, and offers to bring Sally back for Josh and Nora... for a price. After her death at the hand of Sally, she becomes intrinsically linked to Sally's spirit, particularly their magical abilities. She later asks Sally to close up her only portal into the living plane, her death spot.
- Affably Evil: Is actually pretty friendly to Sally in the season 4 premiere. Of course, she admits that she's just biding her time as pleasantly as possible until Sally inevitably gives her what she wants.
- Proves to be just as affable when helping Sally later in the season, though by this time she isn't evil anymore.
- Back from the Dead: Donna reveals to Sally that she died once already, and her becoming a witch was a result of this.
- Big Bad: One of season three's two Big Bads, and arguably the most powerful adversary the protagonists have faced thus far.
- Blood Magic: Her magical source comes from sacrifices and death with the devouring of souls. She requires a heart to bring Sally back.
- Canis Latinicus: She uses Latin in her incantations.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has moments of this with an example being when she is with Sally in the other world and makes remarks about Sally's attempts to escape.
- Deal with the Devil: Making deals with her are kind of this as making a deal with her will eventually result in her getting a soul.
- Death Seeker: It's revealed in Season 4 that Donna is content to stay dead after having lived for so long.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In season 4 she's willing to do this to bring Robbie back to life but he rejects this and leaves. Sally is understandably confused and distraught by it.
- HeelFace Turn: In season 4 after becoming a ghost and being haunted by memories of her death, she's genuinely tired of causing so much misery.
- I'm a Humanitarian: A variant. She doesn't eat people... she eats their ghosts.
- Really 700 Years Old: Was alive during the 17th century and mentions she probably has a few years on Aidan.
- Too Powerful to Live: She deems herself and Sally this in season 4.
- Villains Never Lie: Lampshaded by Aidan when he points out to Sally that Donna has never lied to them as she always did warn them that there would be consequences in their magical deals even though she never goes in to the details of what they will be.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The reason she destroys Sally's death spot and traps her in a limbo like place is to keep Sally from unintentionally destroying the world or hurting people with her new witch powers.
- Wicked Witch: Well, she is a witch.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Devours souls in order to sustain her youth. Even says the trope name, word for word, when making a deal with Sally.
The demonic spirit of a little girl that has inhabited the roommates' Boston brownstone for forty years after her parents sacrificed her as part of their cult to the demon lord Paimon. Her power has only grown with every death in the house, and she's not about to let the protagonists leave without a fight.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She pretends to be an innocent little girl but is actually a murderous demon
- Enfant Terrible: Takes the appearance of a young girl.
- Final Boss: The final villain the roommates have to deal with in the final season.
- Genius Loci
- Mind Rape: Twists the roommates' fears and insecurities from illusions of loved ones to convince them to kill themselves.
- Human Sacrifice: How she was created.
- Kill It with Fire: Aidan defeats her by burning the house down.
- Made of Evil: Is literally described as the personification of the house's evil.
- Master of Illusion
- Villainous Breakdown: Upon learning of Sally's sacrifice.