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Vampire Authority

Chancellors

    Roman Zimojic 
See his entry on the Main Vampires page
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    Salomé Agrippa 
See her entry on the Big Bads page

    Nora Gainsborough 
See her entry on the Main Vampires page

    Nan Flanagan 
See her entry on the Main Vampires page

    Rosalyn Harris 
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Played By: Carolyn Hennesy

A Chancellor of the Authority who has cultivated a plain spoken, southern accented persona.

Tropes

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She was a believer in co-existence with humans, before drinking the blood of Lilith, after which she abandoned this outlook in favor of the Sanguinista's "Humans are food" ideology.
  • Dirty Coward: As soon as Dieter is killed, she submits to Russell and Salome.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Elijah, her progeny whom she sent to Fangtasia to take Eric's place.
  • Torture Technician: Along with Dieter and Salome, it seems many of the Authority members have a talent for torture.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Her death is easily the most gruesome on the show thus far, and that's saying something.

    Kibwe Akinjide 
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Played By: Peter Mensah

An ancient African vampire and a Chancellor of the Vampire Authority. Serving under Guardian Roman Zimojic, he appeared to be among the more liberal-minded and peaceful of the Chancellors, believing in rehabilitation for lawbreakers, rather than punishment. In reality, however, he was deeply unconcerned for human life and gladly joined the Authority's new Sanguinista direction after Russell Edgington staked Zimojic and Salome Agrippa became the new Guardian.

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  • Character Death: Kibwe is killed by Bill.
  • The Chosen One: He also believes it after seeing Lilith talking to him.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Of course he was going to help these humans get safely back.
  • Knight Templar: But not for Roman, whom he betrays and later calls an 'infidel'.
  • Nice Hat: Sports a cool beret while leading the Authority's squad of 'gay stormtroopers'.
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    Dieter Braun 
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"Do you believe in a literal interpretation of our sacred text?"
Played By: Christopher Heyerdahl

"Allow me to deal with these traitors, Guardian. They will beg for the True Death!"

An ancient male vampire, and a Chancellor of the Vampire Authority. Dieter is extremely intimidating, despite his slender frame, and he enjoys using innovative methods to torture prisoners during interrogation. His methods of choice include injecting liquified silver into the veins of his victims, and burning them with exposure to ultra-violet lights.

Tropes

  • Affably Evil: He seems like such a nice and polite guy. He even seems a little sorry to be torturing Bill. Not so sorry that he won't do it all the time, but still, at least he has the courtesy to look a little unhappy.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Genuinely believes in peaceful co-existence of vampires and humans much like Roman. Of course, doesn't help either of them.
  • Hypocrite: He doesn't believe in the vampire bible, claiming to have known it's writer who was 'high the whole time'.
  • Nay-Theist: He doesn't actually believe in Lilith or the "Vampire Bible". He boasts he knew the man who wrote it and said he was high the whole time.

    Alexander Drew 
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Played By: Jacob Hopkins

An angelic looking, yet impetuous vampire. He was turned at the tender age of 9, and served the Vampire Authority as a Chancellor. Drew helped draft the Vampire Rights Amendment with Roman Zimojic. Alexander was the Chancellor presiding over Europe, and bragged of having vampire rights bills passed in Scandinavia. In reality Alexander was a Sanguinista, and recorded videos of himself feeding on and killing humans, which he kept as trophies, and sent to other anti-mainstreaming groups.

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High-Ranking Agents

    The Magister 

Jorje Alonso de San Diego

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"Torture? This? I don't think so. I could show you torture, if you like?"
Played By: Željko Ivanek

A vampire judge who presided over all the vampires of North America. He was from the Iberian peninsula and was turned during the late ninth century. He was feared because of his political power and advanced age.

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    Molly 
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"Now, if you guys could take your shirts off for me, that'd be great."
Played By: Tina Majorino

A vampire who works for the Vampire Authority and outfits Eric Northman and Bill Compton with wireless control harnesses called iStakes, later revealed to be an invention of her own ingenious design.

  • Death by Irony: Killed by her own staking app, iStake.
  • Defiant to the End: At her own execution she shows no fear, telling the Authority exactly what she thinks of them.
  • Fan Disservice: At her final confrontation with the Authority, she is shirtless and barefoot, wearing just jeans and a bra - but she has obviously received a beating and is wearing one of her own iStakes. Then her iStake is activated and she turns into a gory mess.
  • Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire: When the Authority begins to follow the Sanguinista movement (the idea that humans are just food for vampires), Molly refuses to be a part of it, resulting in her execution. She even takes the time to tell her killers just how messed-up she thinks the Sanguinista idea is before she dies.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Rather than the glamourous, vampy image cultivated by most younger female vampires, Molly goes for the nerd-girl style.
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Other Members

    Chelsea 

Chelsea

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Played By: Skyler Vallo

The receptionist to the Vampire Authority.

  • Dumb Blonde: Emma|Newlin got only a couple lines off before Chelsea twigged that he was missing his accent. Granted, things went to shit before it was a strong enough feeling for her to do something about it, but it was enough for her to notice something was amiss.

    Nigel 

Nigel Beckford

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"Newborns! I mean, just so... succulent."
Played By: Henri Lubatti

A grotesque-looking vampire, with a disturbing appetite for babies blood.

Tropes

  • Facial Horror: He's a pretty gross looking guy, but we never find out why he looks that way. The fact that it doesn't heal even after he's fed seems to indicate he looked like that pre-vampire.

    Hayes 

Hayes

Played By: Zoran Korach

A large vampire of Eastern European descent.

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Vampire Sheriffs

    Godric 

Godric

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"I'm actually older than your Jesus. I wish I could have known him, but I missed it."
Played By: Allan Hyde

"Two thousand years and I can still be surprised. In this, I see God."

The vampire sheriff of Area 9 in Dallas, Texas. An ancient vampire over 2,000 years-old, Godric suffered much cruelty at the hands of the human race and his own maker which instilled in him a great amount of hatred and resentment. So much so, that he spent most of his existence hunting humans for sport and passing on his disdain for the living to his progenies, Eric and Nora. However, after a millennia, Godric realized that all the senseless killing had only left him feeling detached and empty, causing him to commit suicide.

Tropes

  • These Hands Have Killed: He's a vampire, so this is kind of hard to avoid, but he apparently had a realization at some point and now feels bad about killing humans.

    Kirsch 

Kirsch

Played By: Annie Fitzgerald

One of Louisiana's vampire sheriffs.

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    Duprez 

Duprez

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Played By: Damion Poitier

The vampire sheriff of Louisiana's Area 2.

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    Isabel 

Isabel Beaumont

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Played By: Valerie Cruz

A vampire and a senior underling of Godric during his tenure as vampire sheriff of Area 9 in Texas.

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  • Undying Loyalty: To Godric.
  • The Sheriff: It is implied, and extremely likely, that she became the new sheriff after Godric recommended her.

    Blackburn 

Blackburn

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Played By: Aaron Perilo

One of Louisiana's vampire sheriffs.

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    Luis 

Luis Patiño

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Played By: Peter Macdissi

The vampire sheriff of Louisiana's Area 3.

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    Elijah 

Elijah Stormer

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Played By: Keram Malicki-Sánchez

A new vampire who replaces Eric Northman as the Sheriff of Area 5.

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Other Vampires

    Mike Spencer 

Mike Spencer

Played By: John Billingsley

The Bon Temps funeral home director and coroner.

  • Mauve Shirt: With lots of appearances.
  • Slimeball: He lusts after Sookie and is generally pretty cringey.

    Queen Sophie-Anne 

Queen Sophie-Anne Leclerq

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"Hell hath no fury like a vampire queen broke."
Played By: Evan Rachel Wood

A 500-year-old vampire who reigned as the vampire queen of Louisiana. Prior to the Great Revelation, the queen was lavishly wealthy. However, after the revelation the IRS forced her to pay for the years she lived without paying taxes. In danger of losing her fortune, Sophie-Anne was forced to resort to selling V illegally.

Tropes

  • Bunny Ears Queen: Nan Flanagan may hate her guts, but she proves to be quite knowledgeable, seeing as she identified Maryann as a maenad and Sookie as a fairy.
  • Character Death: She's killed by the Authority's troops.
  • Lesbian Vampire: Claims to be Bi, but she hasn't had sex with men since the Eisenhower administration.
  • Really 700 Years Old: It comes with being a vampire.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She sees Foe Yay between Bill & Eric, and gives this advice to Bill: "All this alpha-male posturing. Why don't the two of you just fuck each other and get it over with? I could watch".

    Franklin 

Franklin Mott

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"Don't scream. It's an ugly, ugly sound."
Played By: James Frain

A British vampire who worked for Russell Edgington as an investigator. He was emotionally unstable and wanted Tara to become his vampire bride.

Tropes

  • Serial Killer: Implied. One of the bigger red flags is when Russell exasperatingly talks about him, 'dragging another girl around'.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Tara.
  • Tempting Fate: Smugly claims that his opponent could empty his entire gun into him and he'll simply heal. Said foe proceeds to shoot him with a wooden bullet, reducing Franklin to a pile of gory goo.
  • Trenchcoat Brigade: His introduction as a charismatic vampire PI makes the audience at first assume him to be one of these, until the depth of his bad craziness becomes clear.
  • Yandere: Oh so very much.

    Talbot 

Talbot Angelis

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"Chilled, carbonated blood. It's cruelty-free. All willingly donated. Note the citrusy finish."
Played By: Theo Alexander

Russell Edgington's consort, turned by him some 700 years ago in his native Greece. He is seen to be very sensitive, taking interruptions to his carefully planned dinners and damage to his mansion very personally.

Tropes

  • Deadpan Snarker: Is most loved by fans of the show for the cutting, sarcastic insults he levels at those around him.
  • Oh, Crap!: Dons an expression of utter horror when he realizes Eric's about to stake him.
  • Uke: In a way. He may complain about the decisions Russell makes, but ultimately is submissive to him.

    Longshadow 

Longshadow

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"That's what we are. Death."
Played By: Raoul Trujillo

A vampire and business partner of Eric Northman and Pam. He served as bartender of Fangtasia.

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    Chow 

Chow Lin

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Played By: Patrick Gallagher

Longshadow's successor as business partner with Pam and Eric.

Tropes

  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's never seen again after his first appearance, and there doesn't seem to be a steady bartender at Fangtasia anymore.

    Liam 

Liam McKnight

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Played By: Graham Shiels

A member of a "nest" (a small coterie of vampires; living together in this way often makes the members more brutal and callous about human life) that comes to live in Bon Temps. Liam pays Maudette Pickens a large sum of money to have sex with her, and is videotaped in the act.

Tropes

  • Asshole Victim: Considering he was a brutal killer, his death doesn't bother anyone on a personal level, just a lawful one.

    Diane 

Diane Hardwicke

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Played By: Aunjanue Ellis

A member of a "nest" (a small coterie of vampires; living together in this way often makes the members more brutal and callous about human life) that comes to live in Bon Temps. Diane slept with Bill shortly after she was turned in the 1930s, and has been trying to seduce him ever since.

Tropes

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Bill, who's disgusted by her viciousness.
  • Asshole Victim: She enjoyed killing humans and thought nothing of casual murder, so her death was probably for the best.
  • Character Death: Along with the rest of her nest, she's killed in a fire set by Royce Williams.

    Malcolm 

Malcolm Beaumarchais

Played By: Andrew Rothenberg

A member of a "nest" (a small coterie of vampires; living together in this way often makes the members more brutal and callous about human life) that comes to live in Bon Temps. Malcolm is the oldest of the three; indeed, he is older than Bill, and assumes a leadership role in the nest. He likes to party and has a human lover named Jerry.

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    Stan 

Stan Baker

Played By: Ed Quinn

Godric's lieutenant in Texas. He is opposed to vampires "coming out of the coffin", and wants to kill the members of the Fellowship of the Sun. Despite his high position under Godric's rule of Area 9, his brash, unrepentant attitude and his opinion that humans are no more than food made him untrustworthy in the eyes of most other vampires.

Tropes

  • Blood Knight: His first reaction to a problem is to start killing humans, regardless of how much sense that makes.
  • Fantastic Racism: He believes that humans are only food for vampires, the superior species.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Stan is quick to lose his top, which comes hand-in-hand with being Hot-Blooded.
  • Hot-Blooded: He seemingly lacks the ability to think about what the hell he's doing, rushing into volatile situations with no plan beyond 'kill everyone'.
  • Jerkass: He's aggressive and crude to everyone around him.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He has a tendency to rush in and screw everything up for everyone.
  • Nice Hat: It's his only redeeming quality, and it's a hat.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Stan is an idiot who never considers the consequences of his actions. He kills Theodore Newlin, creating a martyr for the Fellowship of the Sun and placing the much more ruthless Steve Newlin in charge, who's also got one more reason to hate vampires.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When he kills Theodore Newlin, he also kills his wife and baby child.

    Santiago 

Santiago

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"Make her scream."
Played By: Ismael Carlo

A powerful vampire who was the maker of Luis Patiño.

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    Luisa 

Luisa Ella Prescott

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Played By: Kimberly Atkinson

A vampire and an enforcer of the Tribunal.

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    Cat 

Cat Ingerslev

Played By: Dawn Stern

A vampire and a Sanguinista.

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    Amber 

Amber Mills

Played By: Natalie Hall

Sarah Newlin's Goth sister residing in the Dallas area. She is a vampire.

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