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  • The Ageless: Warlocks live forever. They age from birth until somewhere in their late teens/early twenties, after which they stop aging. Otherwise, they are vulnerable to injuries as mundanes are, but are seemingly only susceptible to supernatural diseases. At one point, under stress, Magnus Bane mentally snarks to himself that he may become the first warlock on record to suffer a heart attack.
  • Call a Pegasus a "Hippogriff": Warlocks who can't use magic are called Ifrits. In real life, Ifrits are a type of genie from Arabian mythology.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Warlocks stop aging somewhere between their late teens and late twenty's.
  • Immortal Procreation Clause: Virtually all warlocks are infertile. The only exception is Tessa, because her mother was a Shadowhunter, but even she is unable to pass her immortality to her children.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: All warlocks have a distinguishing mark that's unique to each one. Tessa is the only exception so far, because her mother was a shadowhunter instead of a human.
  • Meaningful Rename: Most warlocks have names related to villainy and/or the dark side, such as Bane, Loss, and Fell, possibly to symbolize their demonic ancestry. Magnus states that "Magnus Bane" is not the name he was born with, implying that it's customary for warlocks to rename themselves after they learn their heritage.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Ifrits are warlocks born without the ability to do magic.
  • Witch Species:
  • Wizards Live Longer: They can live forever if nothing kills them.
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    Tessa Gray 

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    Magnus Bane 

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    Malcolm Fade 

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Malcolm Fade is the High Warlock of Los Angeles. He is also secretly The Guardian and he has been killing people to bring his lover Annabel Blackthorn back from the dead.


  • Back from the Dead: He died when he got stabbed by Emma and then got sucked through the ocean door. However he had set things up before his dead, so that he would be reanimated with black magic. He did finally die for real after he got stabbed by Annabel.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Annabel who is a Shadowhunter. It didn't end well for them.
  • Killed Off for Real: He died when Annabel stabbed him with a knife. For real this time.
  • The Lost Lenore: Annabel Blackthorn is this for him. Two hundred years have past since her dead and he is still not over it.
  • The Reveal: Nice, silly, harmless Malcolm who had always been helpful to Emma and Julian is actually The Guardian. He has been manipulating Emma and Julian the whole time and has murdered several people (including Emma's parents) to bring back his lost love.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: He fell in love with the Shadowhunter Annabel Blackthorn in a time when relationships between Shadowhunters and Downworlders were strictly forbidden. This eventually resulted in Annabel's family killing her out of shame.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's almost impossible to talk about him without spoiling the fact that he is The Guardian.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has no qualms about killing eight year old Tavvy to further his goals.

    Shinyun Jung 

A mysterious warlock who helps Magnus and Alec in their investigation into the Crimson Hand. It later turns out that she was actually leading the Crimson hand.


  • Buried Alive: When she was fourteen, her warlock mark manifested which caused her face to become void of any emotions. Because of this the people in her village thought she had turned into a Hannya demon or became possesed by a gwisin, so they burried her alive. She only survived because the Crimson Hand saved her.
  • Evil All Along: She was leading the Crimson Hand the whole time and was only pretending to help Alec and Magnus investigate them, so that she could kidnap Magnus.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She used to be a member of the Crimson Hand, but she got out and now she is trying to get revenge and stop them. Subverted, it turns out that she never left the Crimson Hand and is in fact its leader. She only pretended to have left to get close to Magnus.
  • Human Sacrifice: She wants to use Magnus as one in order to summon Asmodeus.
    • It also gets used against her when Bernard and the other mundanes in the Crimson hand betrayed her and decided to use both Magnus and Shinyun as a sacrifice.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: Her warlock mark is that her face is literally unable to show any emotions.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without revealing that she is actually the leader of the Crimson Hand.

    Catarina Loss 

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A warlock with strong healing powers who is good friends with Magnus Bane and Ragnor Fell.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She has blue skin.
  • Blue-Collar Warlock: Even more than Magnus, since she is an officially registered nurse at a mundane hospital.
  • Burn the Witch!: Magnus found and saved her when she was about to be burned at the stake during the height of the Counter-Reformation.
  • Healing Hands: A very skilled healer.
  • The Kirk: Of the Magnus-Catarina-Ragnor trio. She mediates the two boys' conflicting personalities.
  • Parental Substitute: She was one to Ephraim Herondale, the first of the Lost Herondales. Some of his descendants used her last name; the Lost Herondale of the 1930s was named Roland Loss.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: By saving the son of Tobias Herondale and raising him in America, she is responsible for the creation of a branch of the Herondale family. And as Forever Fallen indicates, a member of the Lost Herondale (Kit) will play a major role in the Shadow World eventually.
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    Ragnor Fell 

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A warlock who works as a teacher at the Shadowhunter Academy.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He has green skin. Justified since he is a warlock.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: In Queen of Air and Darkness, he shows up in the middle of the Battle at the Imperishable Fields to assist Livia's Watch.
  • Faking the Dead: He supposedly dies in City of Glass, being killed by Valentine. However, Queen of Air and Darkness reveals that he merely faked his death, though he was imprisoned by Shinyun for sometime. Eventually, he took the name Shade and worked in the London Shadow Market.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: He has ram horns, green skin and an extra joint in each finger.
  • The Spock: Of the Magnus-Catarina-Ragnor trio. He is a by-the-book warlock and is irritated at Magnus' flamboyance and whatever shenanigans he cooks up.

    Max Lightwood-Bane 

Maxwell "Max" Michael Lightwood-Bane

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The adopted child of Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He has blue skin.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He is named after his uncle Max Lightwood and his grandfather’s parabatai Michael Wayland who are both dead.
  • Doorstop Baby: When he was a baby, his mother left him on the steps of the Shadowhunter Academy. Magnus and Alec who were there for a guest lecture, decided to adopt him.
  • Happily Adopted: He is very happy with his adoptive parents and brother.

    Aldous Nix 

The high warlock of Manhattan in the 1920's who went insane and tried to literally go to hell.


    Mori Shu 

A former meber of the Crimson Hand who went on the run after he fell out with its leader.


  • Frame-Up: He got killed by Shinyun, but she made it look like he got killed by vampires, faking bite marks.
  • His Name Is...: He had made an appointment with Helen Blackthorn to tell her who the leader of the Crimson hand is, but he got killed before he had the chance.
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