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Your Character/Amy

A new employee of Raines Corp. and the protagonist of the story

  • All Girls Like Ponies: She owned a pony as a child.
  • Ambiguously Human: It's first hinted that Adrian briefly sees something off about Amy, while still on the serum's influence. In the bonus scene of Book 1, Gaius and Jameson imply in their conversation that nobody has noticed yet her true nature.
    • It’s revealed in Book 2 she’s a bloodkeeper, a female human who when having come into contact with vampires is able to see the memories of all vampires.
  • Bi the Way: Like most Choices protagonists, she can date both men and women.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Her default name is Amy, but you can name her whatever you like.
  • Interspecies Romance: All four of her love interests are vampires while she is a human.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She is shown the details of the vampire world by Adrian after stumbling upon him feeding on Nicole Anderson's blood.
  • Nice to the Waiter: When visiting Priya's house, Amy can call her out when Priya starts to abuse Sergio, which he appreciates by looking grateful at her.
  • Out with a Bang: A premium option in Book 2 Chapter 5 allows her to hook up with Priya that results in death. The story then restarts to the moment before the offer.
  • The Renfield: She is hired to be Adrian's personal assistant. Her role includes running errands for him like getting special items from the files. After refusing to be debriefed, Adrian trusts her with more dangerous missions.
  • Token Human: The only human main character in the story.

Adrian Raines

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Leader of Clan Raines and CEO of Raines Corp.

  • Category Traitor: The Council of Vampires, bar Kamilah, consider him to be a traitor to the vampires when they learn he's trying to make a serum to make himself human again.
  • Character Customization: His design can be selected by the player between three races (white, black, and Ambiguously Brown).
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He appears to still be haunted by the foul actions he committed when he first became a vampire.
  • Distressed Dude: After he was sentenced to death by sunlight exposure by the Council, he was kept in the Bloody Cellars, The Baron's prison, while awaiting his death sentence.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: He’s the nicest Vampire Council member, only feeding from donors like his Vice President Nicole Anderson, wanting to live peacefully without harming anyone, and placing his trust on Amy immediately.
  • I Just Want To Be Human: He thinks life as a vampire is an unfortunate existence, hence his secret project to become human again.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The last portrait fragment vision reveals that he had Gaius confined in an onyx sarcophagus but still alive in case he was needed. Unfortunately, this proved to be a terrible mistake because Gaius could still influence Scholar Jameson to wreak havoc in New York City.
  • Pretty Boy: Adrian, no matter the appearance. Lampshaded by Griff, who calls him a pretty boy. If Amy denies that he's a pretty boy, Lily asks her if she's seen his "big, shiny, cartoon prince eyes."
  • Romantic Vampire Boy: Has a bit of this to him.
  • Shirtless Captives: He is found shirtless when held captive in the Bloody Cellars.
  • Staking the Loved One: He had to kill his former lover, Celia, because she turned into a Feral.
  • Token Good Teammate: He and Kamilah are these among the Vampire Council. He treats other people with respect, doesn’t resort to crime or deception, and really wants to help others.

Kamilah Sayeed

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Leader of Clan Sayeed and CEO of Ahmanet Financial

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She doesn’t quite trust humans because she finds them fickle.
    Adrian: Kamilah is a brilliant and fascinating woman, but warmth is not her forte.
  • Bi the Way: She mentions being with a prince and several princesses at the same time. She was also revealed to be in a relationship with Gaius Augustine.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: Kamilah comically misses the point when it comes to figurative language, including misunderstanding the terms "you're killing me" and "badass," the latter of which she thought was actually referring to a person's buttocks.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments, such as when talking about her fellow council members and towards Jax.
  • Dual Wield: She wields two daggers, one on each hand.
  • Hello, Nurse!: She has been noted several times to be incredibly beautiful by Amy, Lily, and everyone in Italy.
  • Lady in a Power Suit: Kamilah wears a pant suit, adorned with a very expensive-looking necklace.
  • Lady of War: She has been a fighter since her human days, to the point she was known as "The Vampire Queen" after being turned.
  • The Mentor: To Lily, whom she trained in daily life as a vampire.
  • Token Good Teammate: While not as amiable as Adrian, she’s still likable enough for Amy and Lily to trust her.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She’s Middle Eastern and bisexual.
  • Vengeful Widow: She killed the vampire hunter who killed her lover.

Lily Spencer

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Amy’s roommate

  • Bi the Way: She is a more realistic and nuanced example, admitting her attraction to certain guys and fooling around with both guys and girls, though she nearly exclusively dates girls. A premium scene allows her to enter a threesome with Amy and Jax.
  • Black and Nerdy: She’s black and enjoys playing video games.
  • Damsel in Distress: She was attacked by a vampire or Feral at the end of Chapter 4, needing to be rescued by Amy and Kamilah.
  • Gamer Chick: She plays video games during her spare time.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She is introduced to the vampire world after being turned into a vampire.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At first, Lily lacks fighting skills compared to the other love interests. By Chapter 15, she fights well with a crossbow against ferals as a result of the offscreen time she spent with the clanless vampires in the previous chapters.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She’s black and bisexual.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is dyed purple.

Jax Matsuo

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Leader of New York’s clanless vampires

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    Vampire Council Members 

As a Whole

  • Council of Vampires: Each member is the leader of a clan of 30 vampires, including the leader.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All the members are at least a century old. Special note goes to Kamilah, who is 2,063 years old.
  • Vampires Are Rich: All six members. Adrian, Kamilah, and Lester are CEOs; Priya’s a fashion designer; Adam’s a senator; and the Baron’s a mob boss.

Adrian Raines

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Kamilah Sayeed

See Main Characters folder

Lester Castellanos

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Leader of Clan Castellanos and CEO of Castellanos Meats

  • Bad Boss: Back in the 1920s, he complained about his employees striking for higher wages. Adrian later said that many injuries were reported in his plant.
  • Dirty Old Man: Upon meeting Amy, he called her a “beautiful creature”, touched her, and suggested that she called him daddy.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He resembles Jason Mantzoukas.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: After Vega is killed and his treachery exposed exposed, Adrian proposes Jax to take his spot in the Council. Like Priya, he only agrees because it's a more practical way to control the feral problem.

Priya Lacroix

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Leader of Clan Lacroix, a fashion designer, and the owner of the Crimson Veil nightclub

  • Bad Boss: She is physically and verbally abusive towards her houseboys, as demonstrated with Sergio, whom she violently grabbed and called “worm” when he voiced his opinion.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Lily, who remarked that Priya might be her role model before meeting her in person and witnessing how abusive she is to her employees.
  • The Cameo: She appears in a premium scene in Chapter 7 in Nightbound as a guest at Lady Smoke's casino.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Heavily implied to be this since she is sexually aggressive to Amy and keeps male sex slaves (possibly female ones too), whom she does not exactly treat very well.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She can be first encountered in Chapter 2 prior to her official debut in Chapter 7.
  • The Hedonist: She owns a decadent mansion, keeps physically fit houseboys for pleasure, and wants to keep Amy for fun.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her hedonism and abuse of her houseboys, she is horrified and saddened at Marcel’s death.
  • Multiethnic Name: Her first name is of Indian origin while her last name is French.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: After Vega is killed and his treachery exposed, Adrian proposes Jax to take his spot in the Council. She is the first to vote in favor, and only agrees because it's a more practical way to control the feral problem.
  • The Vamp: A literal example. She's a vampire who abuses her houseboys, frequently clashes with Adrian and Kamilah, and frequently goads Amy into hooking up with her.
  • Vampires Own Nightclubs: She owns the Crimson Veil nightclub.

The Baron

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Leader of Clan Baron, a crime lord, and the owner of The Shrike speakeasy

  • Bad Boss: He imprisons members of his own clan who don't toe the line as well as subordinates who fail to pay their due.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He once flayed a man alive and sent his skin back to his widow for insulting his hat. He also has a habit of throwing people he find nosy into the Bloody Cellars.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He’s the only council member whose name is initially unknown, so he's simply referred to by his alias. Searching through Scholar Jameson's documents in Book 2 Chapter 2 reveals that his real name is Cecil Romano IV.
  • Fat Bastard: Portly and one of the more sinister vampires in the story.
  • Flippant Forgiveness: He voted in favor of allowing Lily to join Clan Raines even though Amy escaped from The Shrike while running an errand for Adrian. That is, under the condition that Adrian drops the matter with the Baron as well.
  • Roaring Twenties: His era of origin. This is reflected in The Shrike having a Prohibition-era aesthetic, dress code, and slang.
  • Sadist: He keeps a Hellhole Prison underneath the Shrike called the Bloody Cellars, where prisoners are tortured.
  • Waistcoat of Style: As part of his Roaring Twenties aesthetic.
  • Would Hurt a Child: One of his prisoners is a child named Vladimir, implying his willingness to imprison and torture children.

Adam Vega

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Leader of Clan Vega and a senator with ambitions to become President

  • The Chessmaster: Though not the perpetrator of the first wave of feral attacks, he took advantage of it to strengthen his power base, launched the feral attack on the Awakening Ball by turning Adrian's employees into ferals, and framed Adrian for the attack that led to his imprisonment.
  • Corrupt Politician: In life, he was a tyrannical Spanish baron. As a vampire, he has no regrets being bribed as long as it advances his ambitions to become President, such as favoring those who make generous donations to his PAC.
  • Deal with the Devil: He agrees to grant Lily the next open spot for Adrian’s clan on the condition that Adrian votes to have the clanless killed.
    Adrian: We're now in his debt. Which is a terrible place to be.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He becomes this for the second half of Book 1. While not responsible of the clanless and the first ferals in New York, once Nicole tips him off about Adrian's serum project, he conspires with her to take down Adrian and get the serum.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates clanless vampires to the point of waging an extermination war against them because of their increased risk of becoming Ferals.
  • Slave to PR: He has every aspect of his identity backed by a PR cover, like "having a skin condition" to justify why he never partakes in activities outdoors during the day. After the Feral attack on Marcel’s estate, he planned to launch a cover story of the victims killed by a gas leak and doctored photos accompanying it.
  • Your Head Asplode: In Chapter 15, Adrian blows his head up after becoming stronger from coming into contact with rays from Amy's UV flashlight.

Jax Matsuo

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    The Clanless 

Jax Matsuo

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Lula Jacobs

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A child turned into vampire who had to be adopted by the Clanless

  • Creepy Child: Despite her sweet character, she cheerfully lets it slip that the Clanless are planning on declare war onto the clans, disturbing Amy.
  • I Have No Daughter: She was effectively disowned by her mother, who called her a monster after she was turned into a vampire.
  • The Pollyanna: She is still a cheerful little girl, despite the fact that she might turn into a feral and can never see her parents again.
  • Undead Child: She is one of the very few child vampires that haven't been killed or turned feral.

Arnold Northmun

A clanless vampire whose wife turned into a feral while he was spared

  • Fantastic Racism: Towards clan vampires and, by extension, anyone associated with them, as expected from a clanless vampire.
  • The Lost Lenore: He and his wife were turned, with her turning feral immediately. Her death contributes to his hatred of the clan vampires.

Elena Vo

An older clanless in charge of the clothes

  • The Fashionista: She administrates the clothes business in the Shadow Den.

Liv Denara

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A former stage performer turned into a vampire

  • Action Girl: In Chapter 15, she was one of the clanless vampires who fought with her fellow clanless vampires against the Ferals.
  • Career-Ending Injury: After being murdered and turned by a member of Priya's clan, she couldn't return to her previous life as a performer, which she resents deeply. She has to resign herself to only perform at the Shadow Den.
  • I Just Want To Be Human: She was turned into a vampire against her will, relegating her to perform in the Shadow Den only.
    Lily: What does she want?
    Jax: The only thing she can't have. Her life back.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is a cabaret-style performer.

Griff Sanderson

The man in charge of the weapon distribution and combat training

  • Chivalrous Pervert: He is quick to flirt with Amy and Lily, but puts the wellbeing of his community first.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates all people involved with any of the clans.

    Miscellaneous 

Nicole Anderson

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Vice President of Raines Corp.

  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Amy. She had been working for Adrian for a long time and shared his goal, which believes is all the more reason she deserves to be a vampire. However, Amy stole her thunder and asked Adrian to accept Lily into his clan when she was attacked by a vampire, prompting her to reveal Adrian's secret serum project to Adam and frame Adrian.
  • The Renfield: She serves as Adrian’s go-to blood supply.
  • Treacherous Advisor: She's been working with Adam against Adrian to steal the serum.
  • Vampire Vannabe: Chapter 5 reveals that she wants to be on the waiting list for Clan Raines.
  • Villains Want Mercy: If Amy chooses to confront and kill her in Chapter 15, she'll beg for mercy before getting killed.

Gaius Augustine

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An ancient vampire who turned Adrian and Kamilah into vampires

  • A God Am I: He encourages other vampires to think of themselves as such.
  • Ambiguously Evil: The full extent of his plan to provide a home for his fellow vampires is unknown, but it seems to involve unsavory methods, such as goading Adrian to embrace his vampirism by feeding on a wounded soldier, assisting Kamilah and a few other vampires to massacre rebelling peasants, and killing any dissenting vampires. The full extent of his motives was revealed in Chapter 13, when it's revealed that he plotted to exterminate most of humanity with a Synthetic Plague and enslave the survivors as blood bags.
  • Arrow Catch: During a peasant uprising, he grabbed a crossbow bolt fired at his back in mid-air.
  • Big Bad: Despite having being defeated and imprisoned by The Council in 1920, he has been orchestrating all the events of Book 1 through Jameson, directly responsible of the first feral cases, Lily's transformation, and the psychic tapestry fragments for Amy.
  • The Dreaded: The Council members are terrified of him.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He believes in this because humanity has shunned and hunted vampires for centuries, hence his plot to turn the tables on them.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: He was captured by Kamilah's forces to be interrogated for his supernatural abilities, but he easily breaks free because they mistakenly think vampires are repulsed to silver chains.
  • Playing with Fire: Whenever he conjures a ball of flame on his hand, it indicates that he's controlling someone like a puppet, such as Banner Westbrook.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was revealed to be as ancient as Kamilah (or maybe even more) in a vision in a premium option in Book 1 Chapter 12, when he first met her and turned her into a vampire. He's actually from the 8th Century B.C.

Scholar Jameson

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An 18th Century vampire serving as the keeper of the Musea Sanguis

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The bonus scene at the end of Chapter 16 reveals that he attacked Lily and caused the first feral attack before Vega used it for his own ends.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears a pair of glasses, and is behind the first wave of feral attacks in New York City.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He is in charge of the “Debriefings”, which consist of erasing a human’s memories of anything related to vampires.
  • Living Lie Detector: He has the ability to figure out whether a person is telling the truth or not.

Marcel Lafayette

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A vampire child from the 18th Century and a friend of Kamilah

  • An Arm and a Leg: If Amy chooses to try saving him, the ferals grab him before he can make it into the cabinet, leaving behind only his arm.
  • Life of the Party: He often threw parties, which Banner Westbrook believed caught the unwanted attention of peasants. During the Awakening Ball, he was off dancing on a table while one of his newly-turned vampires stood alone at the ball.
  • Undead Child: Appears as a preteen.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He was properly introduced in Chapter 9, only to be killed off in Chapter 10.

Banner Westbrook

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One of Gaius's top soldiers

Rheya

An ancient priestess who became the First Vampire

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