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Stackhouse-Hale Family

    Michelle 

Michelle Stackhouse

Played By: Jenni Blong

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    Bartlett Hale 

Barlett Hale

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Played By: Cheyenne Wilbur

The brother of Adele Stackhouse and great uncle of Jason and Sookie Stackhouse.

Tropes

  • The Atoner: He left everything to Sookie out of guilt for molesting her.
  • Character Death: Bill kills him after finding out he molested Sookie.
  • Dirty Old Man: He molested Sookie when she was a toddler.
  • Karmic Death: When Sookie tells Bill about how she was abused, Bill almost instantly decides to kill him in retribution.

Bellefleur-Fowler Family

    Lisa & Cody 

Lisa & Cody Fowler

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    Portia 

Portia Bellefleur

Played By: Courtney Ford

Andy Bellefleur's sister, and a successful attorney. She has business dealings with Bill Compton, which developed into a sexual relationship.

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    Caroline Bellefleur 

Caroline Bellefleur

Played By: Katherine Helmond & Helen Slayton-Hughes

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The Fellowship of the Sun

    Rev. Theodore Newlin 

Rev. Theodore Newlin

Played By: Randy Oglesby

The Reverend of the Fellowship of the Sun church outside of Dallas, Texas.

Tropes

  • Foil: Shown opposing Nan Flanagan.

    Luke 

Luke McDonald

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"Right up there with incest and bestiality—all of them ain't half as bad as if you did it to a vampire..."
Played By: Wes Brown

A dedicated fanatic member of the Fellowship of the Sun. Desperate to please and to come out on top, he becomes viciously jealous of Jason Stackhouse.

Tropes

  • Evil Counterpart: To Jason: both are enthusiastic, dimwitted tools for the Fellowship, but Luke is dedicated in his belief while Jason eventually wises up.

    Gabe 

Gabe

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Played By: Greg Collins

A mercenary who helps train and lead the Soldiers of the Sun, Rev. Steve Newlin's secret, paramilitary unit of the Fellowship of the Sun.

Tropes

  • Jerkass: While the other members of the Fellowship are hardly nice people, Gabe stands out when it comes to being a depraved lunatic.

    Orry Dawson 

Orry Dawson

Played By: Michael Bofshever

A member and representative of the Fellowship of the Sun, and one of Rev. Theodore Newlin's closest advisers.

Tropes

  • Mouth of Sauron: For the Fellowship of the Sun and for Theodore Newlin, then for Steve Newlin.
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Burrell Camp

    Overlark 

Dr. Overlark

Played By: John Fleck

A ruthless advisor to Governor Burrell.

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    Finn 

Dr. Finn

A psychiatrist who works at Truman Burrell's 'vampire camp'.

Tropes

  • Affably Evil: He's well-spoken, understanding and keeps his word.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When Eric threatens to kill him, he says he doesn't care because he will have the satisfaction of having slept with Pam. Pam then kills him.

    SomChai 

SomChai

Played By: Danielle Yu

A beautiful Thai woman who lets vampires feed on her to get them to coöperate in therapy.

    Morris 

Morris

Played By: Mark Withers

Bon Temps Residents

    Maxine 

Maxine Fortenberry

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"Don’t you 'ma’am' me Andy Bellefleur! I taught you in vacation bible school. Actin’ like you don’t even know who I am…"
Played By: Dale Raoul

A resident of Bon Temps and the mother of Hoyt Fortenberry. She's characterized by her over-protective and possessive relationship with her son and (despite his age) treats him as though he's a child. She is threatened by any other women in his life, and he still lives at home with her despite being in his late 20s.

Tropes

  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: While we see some soft sides to Maxine once in a while, she is overall cruel and racist person that would kill a non-human with pure glee.
  • Kill the Bitch: The general reaction to her death by Violet
  • Large Ham: Especially when she was under Mary-Ann's spell.

    Kevin 

Dep. Kevin Ellis

Played By: John Rezig

    Kenya 

Dep. Kenya Jones

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"Well, I guess the only way to get a promotion in this town is to drink like a fish, hallucinate farm animals, and kill a black man."
Played By: Tanya Wright
  • Character Death: She's killed by infected vampires while trying to burn their hideout.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: A light-hearted version, where she's seen drinking after Andy gets promoted to Sheriff.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Betrays Andy and the Sheriff's department when she not only decides to let the rioting townspeople raid the station's armory, but joins them

    Jane Bodehouse 

Jane Bodehouse

Played By: Patricia Bethune

    Miss Jeanette 

Nancy LeVoir AKA Miss Jeanette

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Played By: Aisha Hinds

A drugstore clerk but also performs fake exorcisms on the side to support her family.

Tropes

  • Character Death: She's murdered by Maryann upon her arrival in Bon Temps.
  • Con-Woman: 'Miss Jeanette' is actually Nancy LeVoir, a drugstore clerk who cons people with fake exorcisms.

    Summer 

Summer

Played By: Melissa Raunch

A sweet girl-next-door who has had a crush on Hoyt for a long time. After his breakup with Jessica, she, with help from Maxine, becomes his new girlfriend. She is shown to be opposed to vampires, hence attaining Maxine's approval.

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    Ruby Jean 

Ruby Jean Reynolds

Played By: Alfre Woodard

The mother of Lafayette Reynolds, aunt of Tara Thornton, and also a medium.

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    Vince 

Vince Gibson

Played By: Brett Rickaby
  • Asshole Victim: He causes far more chaos than the infected Vampires and brainwashes the town into killing anything not human including Sam and Sookie. It's hard not to cheer when he is killed by Bill.
  • Dirty Coward: The moment he see's Violet rip Maxine’s hear out, he flees the scene like the coward he is.
  • Sore Loser: Implied to be this by Sam since he lost to Sam in running for Mayor.

    Royce 

Royce Williams

Played By: Caleb Moody

    Maudette 

Maudette Pickens

Played By: Danielle Sapia

    Sweetie 

Sweetie Des-Arts

Played By: Jennifer Hasty

The "Dragon", the leader, of an anti-supernatural hate group called the Obamas. They are nicknamed after the masks they used to conceal their identities.

Tropes

  • Big-Bad Ensemble: In Season 5. She is the Big Bad of the shapeshifter-murder arc. Ironically her nickname was "The Dragon". Along with her, there is the Vampire Authority, Russell and of all people, Bill.
  • In Name Only: Her book counterpart was Sookie's colleague, a cook and former stripper. This was likely changed, because it's similar to the season 1 storyline, where another of Sookie's trusted associates turned out to be a murderer.
  • Lady Macbeth: Bud Dearborne probably would've had nothing against shifters and other supes if not for her influence.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Bud Dearborne and the 'Obamas'.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She doesn't get far however, thanks to Luna.

    Kitch Maynard 

Kitch Maynard

Played By: Grey Damon

    Doug 

Doug

Played By: Jayden Lund

The construction manager of the parking garage built above the entombed Russell Edgington.

    The Rattrays 

Mack & Denise Rattray

Played By: James Parks & Karina Logue

Local drug dealers in Bon Temps, specializing in V.

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    Neil Jones 

Neil Jones

Played By: Kevin McHale

    F.W. 

F.W.

Played By: Lorin Mc Craley

Other Humans

    Karl 

Karl

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Played By: Adam Leadbeater

Maryann's assistant who serves her as an all-purpose domestic worker. He functions as a cook, chauffeur, house keeper, and masseur.

Tropes

  • Ambiguously Human: Different from the humans and similar to the supernaturals, he seems to be immune to Maryann's power. It is unknow if this happens because he is Not Quite Human or because Maryann can somehow spare him from the effects of her power.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: He didn't so much besides assist Maryann, and his death is so random and unmourned by Maryann that it's hard not to feel a bit bad for him.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Maryann deflects a bullet meant for her into Karl's head.
  • Character Death: He's killed when Maryann deflects a bullet away from her, which goes straight into Karl's head.

    Joe Lee 

Joe Lee Mickens

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"Don't ever get married, Sam. The second you do, that's when they start to 'woman' you!"
Played By: Cooper Huckabee

Sam's biological father, who was serving time in jail when Sam was born. He is also the father of Tommy, and husband to Melinda. He tries to use Sam for money while pretending to be a caring father. He tries to hide from Sam the fact that he forces Tommy in to dogfights in order to make money.

Tropes

  • Fan Disservice: Spends a lot of time in his underwear for whatever reason.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's not exactly good at it, but he certainly has his hooks into Melinda, and by their powers combined both of them are hooked into Tommy.

    David Finch 

David Finch

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Played By: John Prosky

A leading right-wing politician and later congressman. In spite of his anti-vampire and anti-gay politics, he is both secretly homosexual and a user of V, which he buys from Lafayette.

Tropes

  • Hypocrite: He's anti-gay and anti-vampire...despite being a gay vampire-blood user himself.

    Yvetta 

Yvetta

Played By: Natasha Alam

An immigrant from Estonia and exotic dancer at Fangtasia.

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    Naomi 

Naomi

Played By: Vedette Lim

Tara's cage-fighting girlfriend from New Orleans.

Tropes

  • Put on a Bus: Tara makes her leave Bon Temps to protect her.

    Hido Takahashi 

Hido Takahashi

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Played By: Keone Young

The first man to synthesize human blood into Tru Blood.

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    Hugo 

Hugo Ayres

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Played By: Christopher Gartin

The human lover of Isabel Beaumont.

    Ms. Suzuki 

Ms. Suzuki

Played By: Tamlyn Tomita

A businesswoman working for the Japanese corporation responsible for the production of Tru Blood. She made a deal with Governor Burrell to invest in the company.

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    Dr. Ludwig 

Dr. Patricia Ludwig

Played By: Marcia de Rousse

A little old lady doctor that specializes in supernatural creatures.

  • Back-Alley Doctor: She doesn't seem to belong to any hospital, all of her patients she meets at their place.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She could work on her bedside manner a bit.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: It's never explained who or possibly what Dr. Ludwig is. She has a ton of unexplained knowledge about the supernatural world, and vampires thousands of years old defer to her, and she fears absolutely nothing. Sookie's great-grandpappy calls her a dwarf, but he might have meant in the purely medical sense.

    Big John 

Big John Dickson

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    Gen. Cavanaugh 

General Cavanaugh

Played By: Phil Reeves

A general within the Pentagon. He was working with Roman Zimojic and the Authority to keep the peace between humans and vampires.

Tropes

  • Character Death: Eric snaps his neck as part of a ruse to leave the Authority building.
  • Four-Star Badass: He's an older military general and shows absolutely no fear of the Authority, calmly asserting his own authority and letting them know exactly how crazy he thinks they are.
  • Neck Snap: How Eric kills him.
  • Only Sane Man: He sets the Authority straight on just how much they've screwed themselves, and how fragile the alliance between human and vampire was.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He only appears at the beginning of one episode before being killed.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: He tells the Authority in no uncertain terms just what will be unleashed if they choose all-out war with humanity.

Other Witches

    Roy 

Roy

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Played By: Dean Chekvala

A humble, yet mentally disturbed wiccan. As a member of Marnie Stonebrook's coven, he was the only faithful and loyal companion of Marnie/Antonia.

Tropes

  • Asshole Victim: Only Marnie is upset when Eric rips his heart out, and it's more out of horror than actual grief.
  • Character Death: Eric rips Roy's heart straight out of his body and drinks from it like a juice carton.
  • The Dragon: To Marnie.
  • Psycho Sidekick: To Marnie. He loves seeing vampires die almost as much as her, but he's never been really wronged by them.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: He stands in front of Marnie to protect her, is instantly killed, and Marnie dies seconds later.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Standing up to Eric and Bill when the battle was clearly over.
  • Undying Loyalty: For Marnie, who he sticks by all the way.

    Katerina 

Katerina Pelham

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Played By: Alexandra Breckinbridge

An undercover agent, wiccan, and former member of Marnie Stonebrook's coven. Under the king's orders, Katerina infiltrates Marnie's coven at the Moon Goddess Emporium in order to determine if they pose a danger to vampires.

Tropes

  • Hot Witch: Bill certainly thinks so, although she's only a wiccan as opposed to a full witch like Marnie or Jesus.
  • The Mole: is actually a member of Bill's security team who's been sent to infiltrate Marnie's coven
  • Punch-Clock Villain: She's only doing her job, working for Bill.

    Don Bartolo 

Don Bartolo

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Played By: Del Zamora

The grandfather to Jesus, and a brujo or shaman, who lives in Mexico. Don Bartolo attempted to teach Jesus the ways of being a brujo, but Jesus' mother would not allow it, and Jesus was never allowed to see his grandfather again.

Tropes

  • Abusive Abuelo: He forced Jesus into a brujo livestyle, and now dismisses him as 'weak'. He also desecrates his grandson's corpse for a ritual.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a thick beard and is evil as hell.
  • Dirty Old Man: He has a very young, and pregnant, wife who despises him and he seems to care little for.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He's motivated only by self-interest and power.
  • May–December Romance: His pregnant wife is young enough to be his granddaughter.
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