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Laurent, Crown prince of Vere.

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  • Animal Motifs: Is associated with snakes.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Laurent seems as cruel and manipulative as he is beautiful, though that is only what Damen sees on the surface.
  • Broken Bird: Due to his big brother Auguste’s death.
  • Consistent Clothing Style: Damen's narration frequently mentions Prince Laurent's wardrobe, which is invariably severe, high-necked, long-sleeved, and tight-laced to match his guarded nature.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His older brother who he loved dearly, was killed by a prince from an enemy kingdom and its later revealed that his uncle, the regent, took advantage of him whilst he was mourning him. Oh, and both his parents are deceased by the time of “Captive prince”.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
  • Defrosting Ice King: though only towards Damen.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Damen can’t stop describing his features, and other men, such as the regent and a clansman, are quite attracted to him as well.
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  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Played straight at first.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: They show how truly cold and calculating he is.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though he may seem cold and cruel towards those who don't know him properly, deep, deep down, Laurent is still the sweet and pleasant boy he was before Auguste had went to war.
  • Manipulative Bastard: One of his main character traits.
  • Pretty Boy: Duh.
  • Prince Charmless: Plays this straight in parts of the first book.
  • Royal Brat: Damen expects that he is this due to his mannerisms and facial expressions alone.
  • The Un-Favourite: Though not as bad as other examples, It's heavily implied that his father, Aleron, favoured Auguste over him.
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