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Made Vampires
Made vampires are vampires who were originally humans (or witches) and were turned into vampires by exchanging blood with another vampire. Unlike lamia, they are frozen at the age they were turned and cannot have children. The process to become a made vampire is very risky; some people have been known to die or turn into ghouls (rotting, mindless, zombie-like creatures). Only young people can survive the transformation as well, meaning that the majority of made vampires are in their mid to late teens.

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Appears in: Secret Vampire note  | The Chosen

Rashel Jordan’s Childhood Friend, who she saw being fed on and seemingly killed by a vampire when she was five years old.

  • Adult Fear: As a four year old, he was lured away from his friend by a vampire whilst attending her birthday party, was fed on by the vampire and then completely vanished. His parents Never Found the Body and seeing as Rashel is assumed to have made up the part about the vampire due to trauma, they never find out what 'really' happened (though the truth isn’t much better).
  • Ambiguous Disorder: There's clearly something off about him. The fact he’s stuck in a four year’s body whilst actually being a teenager probably has a lot to do with it, along with the trauma of being attacked, kidnapped and subjected to over a decade of brainwashing by his captor. Rashel isn’t sure if he will ever be able to recover from what was done to him, though she takes him to Circle Daybreak to try and get him help.
  • Awful Truth: In the climax of The Chosen, Rashel is horrified to learn that Timmy didn’t die twelve years ago, but was abducted by Hunter, turned into a vampire – and so is now frozen at the age of four – and twisted him to hate Rashel and treat humans as prey.
  • The Cameo: It’s strongly implied that he was the child-looking vampire seen at Thierry’s solstice party in Secret Vampire.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: If he was indeed the child vampire Poppy sees in Secret Vampire, his survival and fate was foreshadowed four books before he was properly introduced as a character in The Chosen.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like / Unwanted Rescue: When Rashel grabs him and drags him out of the burning mansion, he kicks, struggles and screams at her, demanding to know why she took him out. He eventually calms down, though, after Rashel replies “Because my mom told me to look after you.
  • The Corruptible / Corruption of a Minor: Seeing as he was a naïve four year old, he didn’t stand a chance against Hunter Redfern’s manipulations.
  • Creepy Child / Undead Child: He’s permanently four years old in appearance due to Hunter making him a vampire, but Rashel states there’s “too much knowledge” in his eyes, he being chronologically around sixteen/seventeen years old. Due to the way Hunter warped his mind, he behaves in an insanely creepy manner.
  • The Cutie: He was a genuinely sweet and shy little boy, who looked up to Rashel as a Cool Big Sis. Which makes The Reveal of what happened to him all the worse.
  • Disney Death: He was apparently killed by the vampire that attacked him at Rashel’s birthday, though they Never Found the Body. As it turns out, he’s alive, though considering what has happened to him, this isn’t necessarily much better.
  • Like Brother and Sister: He and Rashel were like this as kids (to the point where a lot of readers mistakenly believe they’re actually siblings – it doesn’t help that they’re both described as having black hair).
  • The Resenter: Hunter has conditioned him to despise Rashel, his childhood friend, and he blames her for ‘abandoning’ him.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: He seems to have this towards Hunter, who treats him like a son. This is the same guy who attacked him, stole him from his family and friend and basically ruined his life – seeing as he has lived with Hunter since he was four, he genuinely seems to believe Hunter is the only one who cares about him.
  • Walking Spoiler: His character reveals huge spoilers for The Chosen seeing how his survival is a big Plot Twist at the end.

     John Quinn 

John Quinn

Appears in: Daughters of Darkness | The Chosen | Soulmate

"I'm faster than any human. I'm stronger than any human. I can see better in the dark. And I'm much, much nastier."

The secondary protagonist and Anti-Villain of The Chosen. He is the unofficial adopted son of Hunter Redfern and works closely with the family. His soulmate, ironically, turns out to be a Vampire Hunter, Rashel.

  • Abusive Parents: A case could be made for his dad seeing as he tried to kill him simply for being a vampire even after he came to him for help. His surrogate father Hunter isn't much better, seeing how he made him into a vampire without bothering to ask him first.
  • Amazon Chaser: He’s very impressed by Rashel’s fighting skills and determination.
  • Anti-Villain: He appears to be a cross between a Noble Anti-Villain and Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds. He eventually develops into a Pragmatic Hero.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one briefly.
  • Battle Couple: With Rashel.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: For centuries, he's been a loyal servant of the Redfern family who despises humans. By the end of The Chosen, he's fallen in love with a human vampire hunter, no less, helps rescue the human girls he kidnapped in the first place and becomes a Daybreaker, who are dedicated to peace and harmony with humans.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: He's said to have very dark-coloured eyes and is definitely not a Friendly Neighbourhood first.
  • Breaking the Bonds: He slowly manages to break out of a pair of wooden handcuffs after being captured by the Lancers. He actually informs Rashel that he's going to break out of them sooner or later, and that she had better hurry up and kill him before that happens.
  • Broken Pedestal: Eventually to Hunter Redfern after he discovers he's behind the blood feast, despite it being against the laws he himself champions, and that he killed the family and best friend of his soulmate and tried to kill her simply For the Evulz.
  • Byronic Hero: Particularly in The Chosen, though it's hinted at earlier. He has a rather dark and twisted personality, but also a lot of unresolved emotional pain and trauma over his Dark and Troubled Past, has experienced loss and rejection, has no real loved ones, becomes deeply conflicted over his place in the world and comes to be viewed sympathetically by the protagonist Rashel. He's also quite handsome, snarky and a vampire, to boot.
  • Creepy Good: Even after his Heel–Face Turn and joining Circle Daybreak, Hannah finds there's something unsettling about him.
  • Crusading Widower: It's revealed that his vendetta against humans is rooted in the murder of his fiancee Dove Redfern. It's actually one of several things he's got in common with Rashel , as she's also motivated by vengeance.
  • Daddy Issues:
    • He never quite saw eye to eye with his father, who was a Puritan minister which got even worse when his dad tried to kill him for being a vampire and killed his innocent fiancee. He regards Hunter as a surrogate father, but has a somewhat love-hate relationship with him seeing as he made him a vampire without his consent and completely loses any respect he had for him after finding out he's nothing but a murderous Hypocrite.
    • His hatred of humans is also rooted in personal tragedy; he despises humans because his father rejected and tried to kill him after he was made a vampire (which Quinn hadn't even consented to), and also killed Quinn's vampire betrothed, Dove, who was no threat to humans.
  • Dating Catwoman: His soulmate is Rashel, the main protagonist of The Chosen. He partly ends up defecting to Circle Daybreak because of her. Ironically, Rashel compares herself to Catwoman early in the novel, unaware she'd end up more like her than she thought.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Loves doing this.
  • Defecting for Love / Defector from Decadence: He ends up turning against Hunter and the Night World in general and joins Circle Daybreak to be with Rashel, although he was already shown to have begun doubting his role within the Night World as it was.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Gender inverted, after he meets Rashel.
  • The Dragon / Number Two: To Lily Redfern in The Chosen.
  • The Dreaded: At the beginning of the series. Because of his reputation for being cold-blooded and emotionless, he was feared by vampire and human alike. Ash (who's not the friendliest of vampires himself) is uncomfortable around him in Daughters of Darkness, and even the fact that Quinn came with Ash to find Ash's sisters scares all three girls.
  • Driven to Villainy: Quinn's traumatic transformation into a vampire is pretty much the direct reason he embraced villainy. It's revealed he was turned against his will by Hunter, at the age of just seventeen (leaving him stuck that way forever) when he asked to marry his daughter. After panicking and fleeing, he decided to go to his father for help and persuaded Dove to come with him. Unfortunately, Quinn's father murdered Dove and tried to kill him as well before the Redferns rescued him. Quinn, unable to bear the grief and guilt over Dove's death and realising that people now saw him as a monster for things beyond his control, decided he'd give humans a damn good reason to be afraid of him.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Has pale skin, black hair and black eyes and comes across as a bit creepy at times.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As cold and merciless as he is at first, especially to humans, he is privately shown to have become increasingly disturbed and conflicted over his role in Lily's human slave ring, not just because it breaks Night World law, but on moral grounds; he at one point thinks outright to himself that none of the girls deserve what is going to happen to them. This, coupled with his rapidly growing feelings for Rashel, prompt a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Forced Sleep: Is quite adept at using mind control on humans to induce this. Rashel actually compares the feeling to "a karate blow".
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He went from a lowly minister's son to one of the most feared vampires in the Night World and right-hand man to the Redferns.
  • Fully-Embraced Fiend: Played with. After getting over the initial shock, he fully embraced vampirism and the Night World, feeling nothing but contempt for humans despite having been one himself not long ago. This is largely because of the events surrounding his transformation and by The Chosen he's also starting to have feelings of guilt and doubt about his attitude towards humans.
  • The Heavy: In The Chosen, he's the one doing most of the villains's hard work (that we see on-page), though Lily or rather Hunter as it turns out is the true Big Bad.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He seems to have this opinion, along with viewing them as vermin and a general waste of space besides being a food source, openly stating he despises humans on a number of occasions. However, The Chosen suggests this view is not all-encompassing, as he starts to feel compassion towards Rashel and the kidnapped girls. In the end, he changes his mind about humans, also realising he was making many of them out to be worse than they are to excuse or justify his own behaviour.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: He at least partly blames himself for being unable to protect Dove from his father.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Rashel. And previously with Dove as well.
  • Last-Name Basis: Only Rashel calls him "John".
  • Lean and Mean: He's described as being "lithe" and "compact", though he loses the 'mean' part by the end of The Chosen.
  • A Match Made in Stockholm: With Rashel. They first meet when she helps the Lancers capture him for information on the kidnapped girls. He later kidnaps her as well, though he was initially unaware they were the same person.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: With Rashel - she's 17, he was born in the 1600's.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Seems to have this attitude towards the Redferns, at least initially. In the end, though, his conscience wins out and he turns on them.
  • Not So Different: To Rashel in The Chosen. Both have spent most of their lives hating a different species because of personal tragedy— Rashel hated vampires because a vampire killed her mother, and Quinn hated humans because his human father killed his fiancee—and in turn have killed quite a few people from the side they hate, all the while justifying their actions because of the aforementioned tragedies experienced. Though when they realize this they decide to put aside their hatred once and for all.
  • Older Than They Look / Really 700 Years Old: He was born in the 1600's, but hasn't aged past seventeen.
  • Romantic Vampire Boy: Eventually to Rashel. Originally, Dove was a Romantic Vampire Girl to him.
  • Sanity Slippage: From everyone else's perspective, this seems to be happening to him in the second half of The Chosen, as he becomes increasingly blasé and even deranged in his manner, seemingly completely uncaring about what happens to him. This is due to a crisis of conscience in regards to the slave ring and his Angst over his growing feelings for Rashel. He is even apparently prepared to let Rashel kill him, but he snaps out of it after he and Rashel realise they're soulmates.
  • Sarcastic Confession: One of his tactics to lure the girls at the Crypt club.
  • Scars Are Forever: He still has a scar on his side from a fire-hardened stake, which he received back in the 17th century when his father tried to kill him.
  • Settle for Sibling: Defied. After Dove’s death, he bluntly turned down an offer to marry one of her sisters.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: When he was human, the only girl he ever had interest in was Dove Redfern. This continued even after she died…at least until he meets Rashel.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: He's a vampire, Rashel's a vampire hunter.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Towards Rashel a bit, partly due to their soulmate bond, and partly because he admires her sense of honor (she intended to Mercy Kill him to spare him from being brutally tortured, against the wishes of his other captors).
  • Sympathy for the Hero: He comes to sympathise very strongly with Rashel in The Chosen, especially when he learns they're Not So Different.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Fits this to a tee...well, except for the 'tall' part (Quinn is about average height).
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At the end of The Chosen highlighted when he risks his own life to go back into a burning building to save Nyala, despite the fact she tried to kill him and everyone else in the building.
  • Villain Cred: Quinn has a reputation for being 'the vampire that other vampires fear'. Ash Redfern is actually uncomfortable around him, as he's far worse than he could ever hope to be, in Spellbinder Blaise Harman suggests getting Quinn to kill Eric Ross, saying he'd have no problem with it and Quinn himself claims to have done things which would shock Hunter Redfern or possibly not, considering he doesn't actually realise just how evil Hunter is. Even Rashel and the Lancers are surprised when they recognize Quinn as the vampire they captured.
  • Villainous Crush: Very quickly develops one on Rashel, due to their soulmate bond. He attempts to turn her into a vampire to avoid breaking Night World law and to keep her safe, but she's able to talk him out of it and he has a Heel–Face Turn soon after.
  • Villainous Rescue: He saves Rashel from a werewolf Mook and then allows her to knock him out, effectively saving the kidnapped girls as well, Rashel having been in the process of rescuing them.
  • Villain Protagonist: Despite blatantly being a bad guy throughout most of The Chosen, he gets almost as much focus and development as Rashel, and is also her Love Interest. He has a Heel–Face Turn near the end and becomes a straight-up protagonist alongside Rashel.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: When he tries to turn Rashel into a vampire against her will. He can't bear the thought of her being killed either as a vampire hunter or because he broke Night World law by falling in love with her; he genuinely believes that this is the only way to keep her safe, despite Rashel begging him not to and even threatening to kill herself once the transformation is complete (this gives him a moment of pause, though he convinces himself that she'll "feel differently" afterwards). Luckily, the moment he bites Rashel and sees her thoughts (and lets her see his) he quickly changes his mind and switches to her side instead.
  • When He Smiles: When Quinn genuinely smiles, it's described as "beautiful", though also "slightly unnerving" to some.
  • Worthy Opponent: Seems to view Rashel as one before their Relationship Upgrade.



Appears in: Soulmate

The very first vampire in existence and twin sister to Hellewise. Her son, Red Fern, was the first lamia and founder of the Redferns.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: Maya's demise is treated with a degree of tragedy; even her archenemies seem distressed by her death, with Hannah asking if there's any way to help her. Maya is completely shocked that Hannah went through with killing her and although she's not especially sympathetic, it's still depicted as rather sad that she had basically wasted centuries of her life for very little payoff and that it actually directly resulted in her death.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: There's something clearly off about her. She shows a lot of symptoms of a few specific disorders, particularly:
  • Ambition Is Evil: Her Start of Darkness began when she set out on her quest to become matter what it takes. She later tells Thierry she intends to create a new immortal race (the vampires) who will be "better" than the witches and take over the world, presumably with her as their ruler. Her ambition also drives her to try and kill her own sister to seize control of the witch clans when they oppose her.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: When she finally gets killed, everyone in Circle Daybreak celebrates and rushes to congratulate Hannah Snow, the one responsible for offing her. Ironically, the only person who doesn't feel like celebrating is Hannah herself; she's mostly just overwhelmed by everything that has happened to her and doesn't feel especially heroic or praiseworthy about killing someone. She even pities Maya and futilely tries to help her in her dying moments.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Gives one to Thierry in the climax of Soulmate. Thierry, however, dismisses this, due to the centuries worth of abuse she's put him and his loved ones through.
  • Arch-Nemesis: To Thierry and Hannah (though the latter isn't made fully aware of this until mid-way through Soulmate).
  • Bad Boss: Is apparently one to her minions. She’s eventually sold out by a werewolf Mook who “wasn’t happy with the way she treated him”, allowing Circle Daybreak to find her hideout and rescue Hannah.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She's described as being one of the most beautiful people Hannah and Thierry have ever seen, but is bad to the bone, even using her unearthly beauty to lure victims and catch them off-guard. Thierry sums it up pretty well, describing her beauty as being like "the rainbow on oil scum". In sharp contrast, her twin sister was lovely inside and out.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. When she is fatally staked, she quickly mummifies, leaving her a withered husk.
  • Beyond Redemption: Those closest to her, including her twin sister Hellewise and close friend Thierry, considered her this after the first openly evil act she committed. In fairness, it's kind of hard to come back from murdering babies for a spell and expressing no remorse over it. When Hellewise learns Maya turned Thierry into a vampire against his will, she promises him she will stop her sister no matter what.
  • Big Bad: She's the main antagonist of Soulmate.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Well, only to Hannah. Everyone else knew she was bad news.
    • It's hinted that she was this to her sister, Thierry and the rest of the tribe back in the Stone Age, as they were genuinely shocked when they discovered what she'd done to achieve immortality.
  • Cain and Abel: Is the exact of opposite of her twin sister, Hellewise, and tried to kill her to usurp control of their tribe (Hellewise won the battle and drove Maya away, but died of her injuries later on).
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Thierry. Dear, God, to Thierry.
  • Contralto of Danger: She’s described as having a “husky” voice and incredibly dangerous.
  • Dark Action Girl: Downplayed, as we never actually read about her fighting in her actual appearances, but she fought Hellewise in the past and presumably fought in the initial war with the witches too. It's also hinted she may have fought in the war between the witches and the dragons.
  • Dark Is Evil: She has dark hair, in contrast to her sister Hellewise, who has golden hair. She's also known for wearing black.
  • Deliver Us from Evil: Nope. She intentionally impregnated herself with Red Fern, in the hopes of passing on her vampirism and furthering her Evil Plan to expand her new species and take over the world.
  • Determinator: To an insane degree. See also Stalker Without a Crush.
  • Entitled to Have You: Towards Thierry; when he rejects her the first time, she states that because she "chose" him, he belongs with her by default.
  • Evil Aunt: Was likely one to Hellewise's daughter.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She is genuinely bewildered when Hannah doesn't go through with stabbing her in the back. She wonders if it's because of her past life when she was a Buddhist or if she's "just weak"...before deciding it doesn't much matter.
  • Evil Matriarch: To the Redfern family (and by extension the entire vampire species). Ironically, most lamia families, including the Redferns, are quite patriarchal and tend to look down on women.
  • Evil Sorceress: Back when she was a witch, delving into dark magic and sacrificing babies to drink their blood and become immortal. She retained her powers after becoming a vampire, in particular shapeshifting and glamours, though she made a point of stating she wasn't a witch anymore.
  • Evil Twin: To Hellewise, though downplayed in that they they don't look much alike and apparently used to get along (Hellewise actually helped her initially in her research into immortality, only to draw the line when she learnt what it would involve, and was truly horrified when she realised Maya had gone ahead with it).
  • The Exile: After being defeated by Hellewise, she and her son were driven into exile by the witches.
  • Fallen Hero: Hinted to be one. She was once a beloved ruler of the witch tribes alongside her twin sister (and may have fought for the witches against the dragons), but her jealousy and lust for power led her down a dark path and made her one of the witches' greatest enemies.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her constant need to "win". She refuses to accept defeat or second best on account of her ego, which directly causes her death - Thierry and Hannah had been prepared to let her go and have peace, but Maya couldn't stand the thought of losing and so tries to kill Thierry. Hannah, acting to protect him, fatally stakes Maya. Also, her spite and cruelty. As well as driving her aforementioned actions - thus leading to her demise - her poor treatment of her werewolf Mook results in him betraying her to Circle Daybreak, which directly leads to all her plans being undone.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She is usually quite pleasant, if not condescending, especially to Hannah (whom she wants to trust her). However, she’s anything but nice beneath the surface and her cheery persona really just highlights how she treats stalking and murder as a big game.
  • Gaslighting: She does something like this to Hannah every time she meets her, telling her that Thierry stalks and murders her in each of her lives, and putting seeds of doubt in her mind about his love for her.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's implied her jealousy of her sister prompted her to seek immortality and her jealousy of Hannah is what drives her to continually murder the girl and frame her soulmate, Thierry.
  • Hot Witch: She was said to be "pretty" even as a witch. After becoming a vampire, she's "hauntingly beautiful".
  • Hypnotic Eyes: It's how she tricks Thierry and turns him into a vampire.
  • If I Can't Have You...: When Thierry tells Maya that even if she kills Hannah permanently, he'll still never be her's, Maya attempts to kill him for this reason. Luckily for Thierry (and unluckily for Maya), Hannah is standing nearby with a handy stake...
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: It's implied that deep down, what she really wants is to be loved by someone. Unfortunately, her selfish nature and Lack of Empathy means she can't really understand how love works, resulting in her going to drastic measures to force people into adoring her, and being unwilling to share affection with others, trying to destroy those she views as 'stealing' the love and attention she believes she deserves. This is really highlighted when Thierry rejects her once again in the climax of Soulmate; she seems genuinely upset that he has never returned her affections, as well as confused as to why her actions cannot be regarded as love.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: It was never enough for her to be 'just' a powerful witch; she wanted to be immortal as well.
  • I Love You, Vampire Son: Takes this to very creepy, obsessive levels in regards to Thierry, the first vampire she created. He eventually points out that she's actually got a case of Entitled to Have You and doesn't truly care about him.
  • Immortality Seeker: She was this thousands of years ago, going to some extreme lengths to eventually achieve this. Although she was somewhat surprised that she had to keep drinking blood to survive, she regarded it as an inconvenience at most, and is overall quite pleased with the results.
  • Impaled Palm: While attacking Hannah in Thierry's form, she's able to stop her by stabbing her through the palm with a pencil. Hannah mentions that she could feel the point of the pencil against her own skin, meaning she actually managed to drive it completely through Maya's hand. As it's wood, it doesn't heal quickly and is very painful, prompting Maya to retreat. It's later confirmed that it was actually Maya who's been killing Hannah when she shows off the pencil wound to Thierry, while Hannah herself becomes suspicious when she sees that Thierry's hand doesn't have a corresponding wound.
  • Insane Troll Logic: She seems to believe that stalking and killing Thierry's soulmate repeatedly, or even killing her off permanently, will somehow convince him they belong together. It's also possible, though, that her motivation is based around 'If he won't be with me, I'll just make his life a living hell in the meantime'.
  • I've Come Too Far: During her Motive Rant to Hannah, she says she can't give up now, because she's "given up too much" and "it can't all be for nothing".
  • Karmic Death: She is staked by Hannah, the girl she has tormented and murdered for thousands of years, after she intended to do the same to her and/or Thierry. Hannah and Thierry had actually been willing to let her go, but Maya couldn't accept that she'd lost and tried to kill Thierry.
  • Love Hungry: For Thierry's love. Takes it to Yandere levels.
  • Mad Love: She hasn't stopped trying to pursue Thierry for thousands of years, despite him making it abundantly clear he wants nothing to do with her.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She tricks Hannah into believing it's Thierry whose been killing her in each of her lifetimes and manages it so well, Hannah starts subconsciously warning herself off Thierry in her latest incarnation.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: Thierry claims that any victory she achieves over him and Hannah will be this: if she succeeds in turning Hannah into a vampire – preventing her from reincarnating ever again - and kills her, Thierry will still love her no matter what and will never get with Maya. If she kills Thierry too, then, as he puts it “no one you hate will be around to witness it” and she still doesn’t get him, making it pointless. It actually prompts a Villainous Breakdown, before she tries to Take a Third Option by killing Thierry and sparing Hannah to spite her, but Hannah doesn’t take this well...
  • Mommy Issues: Implied. She refers to her mother as an "old harridan", but doesn't elaborate on their relationship.
  • Monster Progenitor: She is the first vampire in existence; she turned herself into one using some kind of dark ritual that involved sacrificing and drinking the blood of her tribe's babies. She also conceived and gave birth to the first lamia vampire.
  • Mood Ring Eyes: One of her most defining features, combined with Technicolor Eyes. Her modern-day descendent, Ash Redfern, has them too.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Maya's motivation for killing Hannah...repeatedly.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • Her mistreatment of her werewolf Mook results in him selling her out to Circle Daybreak, leading them straight to the abandoned mine she's hiding out in to rescue Hannah.
    • In a less direct sense, making Thierry a vampire, seeing as he eventually becomes one of the Big Goods of the series and helps a lot of people. Also, in a twist of irony, if she hadn't made him a vampire, he might never have fled his tribe, stumbled across the Tribe of the Three Rivers and thus met his soulmate for the first time.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The official family tree states she is known as 'Maya Dragonslayer', suggesting she fought in the war between the witches and dragons and managed to kill at least one. This is never confirmed in the books, though. Her epic duel with Hellewise also counts.
  • The Older Immortal: The very first vampire in existence, born in prehistoric times.
  • Older Than They Look / Really 700 Years Old: She barely looks out of her teens, but is over 10,000 years old.
  • Only One Name: Unlike her sister, Hellewise Hearth-Woman, she's simply called 'Maya' most of the time. The fanguide and Witchlight say she originally had the surname of Hearth-Woman too, though she presumably ditched this after betraying the witches, whilst the family tree states her surname is Dragonslayer, though she's never called this in the novels.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to her waist.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Incredibly beautiful with pale skin and long black hair. Sometimes crosses over with Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette. She's also an Evil Brunette Twin to Hellewise.
  • The Resenter: Towards Hannah, Hellewise and possibly her own mother.
  • Sororicide: Though Maya was ultimately defeated by her sister, Hellewise died as a direct result of the wounds Maya inflicted on her in their duel.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: She stalks Hannah Snow for around 10,000 years in order to murder her in each of her lifetimes, in the hopes it'll persuade Thierry to be with her. She apparently stalks him as well.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Mockingly calls Hannah “sweetpea” and “cupcake”.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance:
    • Blaise Harman, a very distant modern relative of her's and descendant of her twin sister, is said to bear a resemblance to her in appearance and personality, to an extent. However, Blaise, for all her flaws, is nowhere near as deranged and amoral as Maya and has a far more positive relationship with her family.
    • Although not commented on or made explicit, Maya also has several similarities to her descendant Lily Redfern - they're both pale, dark-haired beauties with a severe Lack of Empathy for others and goals revolving around vampire superiority. Funnily enough, they also both die within a few months of each other; Maya is killed at the end of Soulmate, while Lily dies at the end of the next book, Huntress.
    • To a far lesser extent, Maya's modern descendent Ash has eyes that change color just like her; Hannah actually thinks to herself when she meets Ash that he "has Maya's eyes" and is slightly unnerved by it.
  • The Unfavorite: Hinted at. She's very jealous of her twin sister and displays a disdainful attitude towards her late mother, indicating that from Maya's perspective at the least, Hellewise is better-liked. Not that Maya really helps to endear herself to others.
  • The Unfettered: A dark example. There are very few levels she won't stoop to in order to get what she wants. She also seems to view people who do have standards and lines they won't cross as being weak.
  • The Vamp: A literal version (though not quite as overtly sexual as some examples, due to Night World being aimed at teenagers). She's strikingly beautiful, seductive, manipulative and definitely deadly. She comes across as quite predatory towards Hannah and Thierry; in particular, the flashback scene to the night she turned Thierry is full of disturbingly sexual undertones.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Thierry makes it clear to her that no matter what she does, she'll never have him, she slumps over...before trying to murder Thierry as a last 'screw you'.
  • Villainous Crush: Has one on Thierry, to the point where trying to win his heart is her main goal for thousands of years. Thierry, however, points out that Maya doesn't truly love him; she just "wants" him.
    Maya: I loved you[...]Why didn't you ever understand that?
    Thierry: Because it's not true. You never loved me. You just wanted me. Mostly because you couldn't have me.
  • Villain Respect: Gains some for Hannah after she stakes her to protect Thierry, laughing and stating "You had guts after all".
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can turn into a giant bat and it’s implied she can take other people’s forms too, or at least create a Glamour to take on their appearance. She’s one of the only vampires who can do this, probably because she’s the original and was a witch beforehand.
  • Woman Scorned: Thierry and Hannah find out the hard way that Maya doesn't take rejection lightly.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She sacrificed four babies and drank their blood to become the first vampire.
  • Yandere: Towards Thierry. She is obsessed with him and enjoys tormenting him when he rejects her...and has been doing so for thousands of years. She is usually quite cheerful towards him and refers to him in endearing terms...even whilst she's doing or plotting to do horrible things to him or anyone that threatens their 'relationship'.

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