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    Elena Michaels 
    Clayton Danvers 
    Jeremy Danvers 
    Nick Sorrentino 
    Antonio Sorrentino 
  • Older Than They Look: Due to the werewolf genes. He looks so close in age to his son Nick that they pass themselves off as brothers to avoid suspicion.
    Karl Marsten 
  • Affably Evil: He was this while he was still a mutt.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: His mother.
  • Anti-Hero: After his Heel–Face Turn toward the end of “Bitten,” he is on the side of good. Doesn’t mean he’s stopped being a snarky Jerkass.
  • The Dandy: He is rarely not nicely dressed. According to Hope, his fashion sense was what made her mother accept their marriage despite the age gap.
  • Demonic Possession: He is briefly possessed by Lucifer in “Thirteen”.
  • Gentleman Thief
  • Handicapped Badass: In “Thirteen,” he helps rescue Hope while temporarily confined to a wheelchair.
  • Happily Married: To Hope.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He is taller than Hope.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: His father Josef was a quiet, nonconfrontational man who preferred quiet burglaries. Karl, on the other hand, is more confrontational and enjoys the adrenaline rush he gets from his career. It’s mentioned in “Territorial” that when he was younger, Karl occasionally found himself thinking that Josef was a coward.
  • May–December Romance: With Hope. As of "Personal Demon" Karl is 50 and Hope is in her mid-twenties.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks to be somewhere in his mid-thirties, but is actually fifty years old. Justified because he’s a werewolf. Other werewolves take to calling him “old man,” to the confusion of anyone who doesn’t know how old he actually is.
  • Street Urchin: Much of his early life was spent learning how to steal and fight, and he and his father constantly moved from place to place to avoid running into conflicts with other werewolves.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is described this way by Hope in their first meeting. Also qualifies as Tall, Dark, and Snarky.
  • Will They or Won't They?: He and Hope initially have an on-again, off-again relationship, mostly because of Karl’s confidence issues. He finally proposes to her in “Lucifer’s Daughter”.
  • Working with the Ex: He returns from Europe (after apparently leaving for good) to honor his half of a debt he and Hope owe to Benico Cortez in “Personal Demon.” Over the course of the novel, he reconciles with Hope and they (eventually) get back together.
  • You Killed My Father: He hates Malcolm for murdering his father, and spent years honing his fighting skills so he could confront and kill him. When another mutt got to him first, Karl wasn’t too happy about it. Turns out Malcolm didn’t really die.
    Malcolm Danvers 


    Lucas Cortez 
    Benicio Cortez 
    Kristof Nast 
    Sean Nast 


    Paige Winterbourne 
    Savannah Levine 
    Eve Levine 


    Adam Vasic 
    Hope Adams 
    Leah O'Donnell 
    Robert Vasic 
    Xavier Reese 

Other Supernaturals

    Jamie Vegas 
  • Damsel in Distress: Often ends up as one, much to her dismay. Unfortunately, her powers are not good for defending herself.
  • Hidden Depths: The first mention of Jamie is as Savannah's favourite TV spiritualist. Paige dismisses her as a fake, only to find out she is actually a necromancer
  • Necromancer: Of the good variety
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Although not a teenager, she sure acts like this around her crush Jeremy
    Aaron Darnell 
    Cassandra DuCharme 
    Zoe Takano 

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