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A brash, cynical faerie, and brother to 17 sisters, including: Claudine, Claudette, Claudia, Claudwina, Claudija and Claudellen. After the death of his sister Claudine, Claude has taken it upon himself to guard and protect her goddaughter Sookie Stackhouse.
- Adaptational Heroism: Claude from the TV show is so vastly different from Claude in the books that they might as well be two separate characters. In the books, Claude initially started out nice but was later revealed to be a Jerkass and Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who constantly caused problems for Sookie and Eric. He even tried to rape and kill Sookie in the last book. In the TV show, he's a Nice Guy who opposes Queen Mab's plans to harvest half-faeries (to the point of helping Sookie and her Grandpa escape the faerie world), who looks after Hadley and Hunter when they seek refuge, who works a faerie night club to protect his people and those who are being hunted by vampires, and goes out of his way to help Sookie and Jason on multiple occasions.
- Alliterative Name
- The Fair Folk: He looks nice on the surface, but his true form is more like an ugly goblin. He later explains to Sookie that faeries adapt to the beauty of whatever frequency they're channeling.
- La Résistance: He opposes Queen Mab's plans to harvest half-faerie/half-humans, and leads a resistance against her. Later on, he opens up a Night Club for those faeries who decided to defect from Queen Mab.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: He has at least 17 siblings.
- Mercy Kill: Given one by Niall after Warlow breaks into the fairy club and mortally wounds him.
- Nice Guy: He's genuinely pleasant, and goes out of his way to help Sookie and Jason without expecting anything in return.
- The Nth Doctor: When the actor changed from Neil Hopkins to Giles Matthey, Claude explained that faeries can change their appearance at will.
- The One Guy: Among his sisters. Fairies have many offspring at once, as evidenced by Maurella.
- Theme Naming: His siblings' names are inter alia Claudette, Claudia, Claudwina, Claudellen, Claudija and Claudine.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the novels, Claude and his siblings are Sookie and Jason's second cousins, but there's nothing to suggest this is true in the show.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Claude having Sookie channel nature's memory on the bridge to find out how her parents died is what alerts Warlow to where Sookie is, which allows Warlow to break out of the dark dimension he'd been trapped in for 20 years so he could come for Sookie.
A Faerie who states that she, and others like her, had protected and, on occasion, saved Sookie from danger.
- Adaptational Villainy: While not directly evil, she's definitely way more ambiguous than her novel counterpart.
- Alliterative Name
- Big Damn Heroes: A flashback reveals that Claudine saved a young Sookie from being killed by the vampire that killed her parents decades ago.
- She also aided Sookie in secret against the Rattarays in season 1.
- Black Sheep: Claudine's siblings are all members of La Résistance against Mab, while Claudine serves her.
- Didn't See That Coming: At least she was tasty...
- Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: Claudine lures half faeries to Queen Mab's domain, where they are held prisoner, but looks guilty as she watches Sookie fall victim to this.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: with Claude...and the rest of her siblings.
- Theme Naming: Her siblings' names are inter alia Claudette, Claudia, Claudwina, Claudellen, Claudija and Claude.
A faerie and one of Claude Crane's 16 sisters, who gives Sookie insight into what it means to be a faerie.
- Alliterative Name
- Fairy Sexy: Well she does work at a strip club.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Questions whether they should leave what they're doing to someone "less young than us."
- Ms. Exposition: Like Claude, she tells Sookie a lot about her backstory and what being a faerie means.
- Nice Girl: Like Claude and her other sisters, she's friendly with Sookie and Jason.
- Pink Means Feminine: Claudette wears at least some pink in all of her scenes, whether it's her clothing, a bracelet, or one of a number of pink hair accessories.
- Theme Naming: Her siblings' names are inter alia Claudine, Claudia, Claudwina, Claudellen, Claudija and Claude.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the books, Claudette is murdered before ever appearing in person. In the show she survives past that point, gets a recurring role, and may be alive at the end of the show.
A mysterious faerie that Andy Bellefleur meets in the woods.
- Foreshadowing: Her sexual escapade with Andy later has consequences in seasons 5-6.
- La Résistance: She doesn't seem to be an active part of Claude's whole rebel thing, but she's certainly not on Mab's side.
- Magical Girlfriend: to Andy.
- Meet Cute: with Andy. Except she is faking innocence.
- Missing Mom: To her kids.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's actually about 500 years old. Claude tells Sookie and Jason that in faerie culture, she's halfway to being an Elder.
- Screaming Birth: More like Orgasmic Birth, which is lampshaded.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After giving birth to four half-fae fathered by Andy.
- Too Many Babies: It's revealed she's been pregnant at least 73 times, and that it's common with faeries to have multiple offspring.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She isn't seen again after she leaves Andy in charge of her faerie babies. It's unknown if she was at Hot Wings when Warlow kills all of the faeries there.
- Alliterative Name: Like all of the Cranes, both of her names start with C.
- Canon Foreigner: Claude only has two known sisters in the books (Claudine and Claudette).
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Her hair is blonde and she's one of the nicest and most compassionate faeries.
- Healing Hands: Claudia uses her magic to heal Sookie when she's injured.
- Ms. Fanservice: Claudia wears a revealing stripper costume whenever she's at Hot Wings and wears a short skirt whenever she's seen outside of the club.
- Nice Girl: She's friendly with Sookie and Jason and goes out of her way to help them.
A powerful faerie who wants to harvest humans and end travel between worlds.
- Deadpan Snarker: In her brief appearance.
- Evil Counterpart: To the Faerie Elder. Supplementary material reveals that Queen Mab always sought to repress faerie creativity (probably so she could have all the control) whereas the Faerie Elder championed the arts. Also, while the Faerie Eldar was willing to help Sookie and provide safe haven for half-faeries like Hunter, Queen Mab wanted to harvest them.
- Fantastic Racism: Against vampires. Justified in that vampires almost wiped out faeries at one point, which forced them to go into hiding.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Once she has all the half-faeries rounded up, she announces that she plans to harvest them. It's never explained what this entails, but it's implied not to be good.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She honestly believes that closing the worlds between humans and faeries is in the best interests of her people. She also has attempted to round up as many faeries and half-faeries as possible so they won't be wiped out by the vampires.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite being set up as an antagonist for Sookie in season 4, she never appears again after her debut episode, and has no bearing on any of Sookie's later adventures.
- Played By Erica Gimpel
An ancient and powerful faerie. She is said to have been through many realms, spoken many languages and taken many forms rendering her with an inability to focus at times. It is said that she operates on many frequencies at once and that time has no real meaning to her.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's unknown if she underestimated Russell in their fight or if she intentionally let Russell drain her so that he'd be so drunk on her blood that he wouldn't notice Eric coming to stake him. It's implied that she may have known Eric was coming to save Sookie and kill Russell since she can channel different frequencies, which is why she tells Sookie "The plan's changed," and opts to take on Russell and Steve by herself while ordering the other faeries to remain in the club.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: She gets easily distracted because of the eons of data in her head from channeling different frequencies.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: Questions Sookie about modern musical acts like Ke$ha.
- Really 700 Years Old: There's a reason she's called 'Elder'. It's implied she's about 1000 years old.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Despite some build-up, she's dispatched pretty quickly by Russell.
The cousin of Sookie and Jason Stackhouse and one of Queen Sophie-Anne's human lovers.
- Alliterative Name: Hadley Hale.
- Locked Out of the Loop: The other characters don't tell Hadley about the death of her grandmother.
- Put on a Bus: She disappears after season 3 when she goes into hiding with her son. She later appears in season 5 at the Faerie Night Club, but disappears again after Sookie finds out the truth about the death of her parents. She isn't present when Russell menaces Hot Wings at the end of the season. Season 6 reveals that Hadley and Hunter left before Russell and Steve showed up at the Night Club, which means they weren't there when Warlow massacred the faeries.
- Saying Too Much: She apologizes to Sookie in season 3 for telling Sophie Anne about her being a fairy, which is what caused Sophie Anne to send Bill to Bon Temps to procure Sookie and thereby kicked off the events of the series.Hadley: They'll kill her just like they killed your parents!
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: She leaves the human world once she finds out what threat vampires pose to fairies. There's also her affiliation with Sophie Anne and the realization that if she ever found out about Hunter, Sophie Anne would have him procured for her against Hadley's wishes.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in a few episodes of the show, but it's revealed that she is the reason Sophie Anne found out Sookie was a faerie. This is why Sophie Anne sent Bill to Bon Temps to procure her, which kickstarts the entire plot.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Hadley is a Posthumous Character in the books, but is a recurring character in seasons 2-5 of the show and apparently survives it.
- Struggling Single Mother: Hadley's husband left her due to being freaked out by their son's telepathy, and she struggles to raise her sons while being caught up in Sophie-Ann's machinations and dealing with being a Recovered Addict.
The son of Earl and Adele Stackhouse, older brother of Linda, and the uncle of Hadley Hale. He married Michelle and they had two children, Sookie and Jason. Like all male members of the Stackhouse family, Corbett was a human/faery hybrid, although he appears to have never manifested any supernatural abilities. He died in the 1990s along with his wife.
- Mercy Kill: Thinks he's doing this for Sookie.
- Offing the Offspring: Tries to kill Sookie.
- Posthumous Character: He and his wife have been dead for years by the time the show begins.
A bellboy at the Dallas vampire hotel, the Hotel Carmilla. Sookie discovers that he is also a telepath. He is terrified of anyone learning that he is a telepath, and refuses to communicate with her.
- Ambiguously Gay: Due to his faerie godfather.
- A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: This is how he feels about his "gift."
- Put on a Bus to Hell: The last time we see him, it's when he's in Faerie Land with Sookie after he's eaten the luminere fruit. This means he can no longer return to Earth, and it's implied he's stuck with the other faeries in that realm forever.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes his secret is out.
A human/fairy hybrid with telepathic abilities. He lived in Bon Temps, where he married Adele Hale. Adele acknowledged that Earl had strange abilities, crediting him for saving the life of his brother Francis at one occasion, due to Earl knowing things he shouldn't have.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: After returning from the faerie dimension, he dies in Sookie's arms.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He's part of Sookie's faerie bloodline.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Despite knowing something bad would happen to him if he left the faerie dimension, he still pushed them both through to avoid Queen Mab.
- Rapid Aging: Once he leaves the faerie dimension, he ages a few decades in a couple of hours.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He only turns up in a single episode, although he makes an impression.
The Bellefleur Quadruplets
The offspring of Andy's fling with Maurella, which per fairy tradition he now has to raise on his own.
- Half-Human Hybrid: They are the product of their faerie mother Maurella and their human father Andy.
- Rapid Aging: By episode 1 of season 6 they're babies. By episode 3 they are pre-teens and by episode 4 they're teenagers.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: #1 - #3, thanks to Jessica's bloodlust.
- You Are Number 6: Andy hasn't named them yet, so he's using numbers. He eventually names one of them Adylin.
- Cassandra Truth: Its entire existence is one.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Depending on your viewpoint for what it's compensating for, it's mission of sneaking up on the guilty ex-military men and their innocent families and agonizingly burn them to death.
- The Dog Bites Back: The spirit of a woman whose entire family was murdered bites back.
- Gotta Kill 'Em All: The mission it has.
- I Shall Taunt You: At one point, it rears up to kill Terry and Patrick but then just laughs at them. It's not just enough to kill them; it wants to psychologically torture them.
- Kill It with Fire: It's preferred method of spreading death and destruction.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: It's a demon that was summoned to exact revenge against Terry and his war buddies for massacring a village of innocent civilians in Iraq.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Killing Terry's old friends for the murder of innocent civilians.
- Sadist: Implied. It doesn't just want to kill Terry and his entire unit; it wants to drag out their torment for as long as possible.