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Fridge Horror

  • All vampire body fluids are blood. Which means that Bill and Sookie's sex scenes are even bloodier than they appear.
  • In season one, we see that vampires seem to get at least some sort of pleasurable sensation from having their blood drunk by a human. Which lends a whole new brand of creepy to Amy forcibly drinking poor Eddie's blood, as he is gay and it was a woman who was drinking from him. The look on his face said it all.
  • Accordring to the Sanguinistas/Vampire Bible, Lilith was created by God in his image (Thus the reasoning behind "God is a vampire''). It is also the basis of their philosiphy that humans are merely created as vampire sustenance and nothing more. The entire season, the possibility of this just being misguided myth has been present...but now that Lilith's blood is anything but symbolic, transforming any vampire that drinks it into a powerful, blood-soaked and godlike being, what does that say about the rest of the legend and what does that say about human beings in the True Blood universe?
    • That said, Lilith is by no means omniscient herself. She has no idea what fairies are when she encounters them, for instance. The Sanguinista belief may be rooted in nothing more than Lilith's egotistical assumption that she was created in God's image (an assumption Adam supposedly made about himself and his lineage as well, though this isn't shown in the show). What their creator's actual intent was is never depicted.
  • Ruby Jean (Lafayette's mother) is supposedly insane, and yet she makes fairy accurate predictions of things that will happen, such as the vampires and witches coming for Lafayette. It is later proven that she does possess the same ability as her son to see ghosts when Jesus' ghost appears to her as a severed head. When Jesus awakened Lafayette's "inner medium" he was ready to go mad after only half a day of being constantly bombarded by supernatural visions, so imagine if Ruby Jean was this way from either the day she was born, or at least from very early on in life. So, how much of her "insanity" is genuine and how much of it comes from living in that state without any understanding of how to control it?
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  • Andy Bellefleur is Bill Compton's great-great-great-great grandson. Therefore the fairies that Bill kidnapped to experiment on are his own descendants.
  • Godric used to appear as a spirit to Eric a couple of times a season... Then Lilith showed up and killed his spirit. He hasn't been seen since... Did she annihilate him completely?
  • Bill's interruption of Jessica's visit to her parents ends with him glamoring her mom, dad, and daughter into not remembering they saw Jessica, as a vampire, attack her father. Yet, their front door is broken in, and there's a hole in the wall from where Jessica pushed her father back into it, which his back must still be reeling from immediately after the incident. Assuming the glamoring had, in fact, prevented them from experiencing regular nightmares about Jessica, they would probably be left to believe that they were abducted by aliens or something.
Fridge Brilliance
  • In season one, there seems to be theme music for the drug "V". When Jason first drinks it, it starst playing and from then on, whenever someone has a "V" experience, it plays on. Isn't it interesting how Amy's theme is similar, as she is a hard core V addict.
  • In the fifth season, Pam agrees to turn Tara into a vampire to save her, on the condition that Sookie makes Eric get back together with Pam. To many, this seemed an Out-of-Character Moment for Pam; didn't she hate Sookie, Lafayette and especially Tara? That is until you realize how Pam herself was "made".
    • Specifically, Human!Pam was a washed up, free roaming daughter of English nobility who had wound up as owner of a San Fransisco brothel. Upon meeting Eric and discovering about his condition, she was immediately drawn to the idea of being a vampire, seeing as she didn't see a human future for herself. When Eric refused, she slit her wrists, giving him the option to either turn her or watch her die. Since Pam realized she and Tara were Not So Different, she was probably emotionally unable to distance herself and felt obligated to turn Tara.
  • Jessica encounters a fairy and tries to track him down, but fails. The first person she then goes to, still in a rush, is Jason.. who has a fairy grandfather. Within the show's canon, Jason's fae blood apparently caused him to look attractive and be attractive, and this confirms it.
  • In season 6 it's stated that Louisiana has the largest vampire population in America. Louisiana has had the highest homicide rates for two consecutive decades in Real Life, only about forty percent of which are ever solved.

Fridge Logic

  • If Daphne was working for Maryann, why did she behave as she did when she waited her table? Why did Maryann respond by acting like she was trying to recruit her ala Tara?
    • Fridge Brilliance: They were both acting the part for Sam, who didn't know that Daphne was Maryann's servant. If Sam had known that Daphne had anything to do with Maryann, he wouldn't have had anything to do with her - see him wigging out at Tara over her interactions with Maryann for proof. And Daphne couldn't do her job as bait if that happened.
  • Not so much as Fridge Logic but an oddity: Vampires came out because of True Blood and True Blood alone. Did no vampire think that they have a responsbility to the rest of the supernaturals that fill up the sink? Or for that matter, if a few humans managed to web-eavesedrop at the debates between vampires, how did other supernaturals not find out or do something about it? Vampires getting exposed would put the rest in risk.
    • Similarly, werewolves have an easier time living like humans. Just buy lots of meat and go camping every full moon. If they prefer staying hidden, which vampire's bright idea was it to come out into the open just because they can now buy their food?
      • The show frequently hints at the "Great Reveal" being part of some larger plot by the Authority, True Blood is just the public explaination they give for why they "came out of the coffin."
      • Vampires also don't seem to think much of all the other supernaturals especially were wolves (at least the ones that are in positions of power don't), I doubt they would make important decisions with consideration to the well being of those whom they consider their inferiors.
      • It seems too that a lot of even the very old immortals on the show don't know about other supers (Maryann didn't know Sookie was a fairy, etc...) So many Vampires could actually regard shifters and maenads and other supernaturals as myths themselves.
  • In Season 1 and Season 2, Bill drinks Sookie's blood all the time, and a few other vamps get in on the action as well, but none of them ever visit a magical fairy land afterwards until Season 3. Um, why?
    • Totally justified, Sookie goes into a coma from severe blood loss, no other vampire had consumed as much of her blood as Bill did that time.
      • Then why doesn't Eric go into Faerie land when he drained Sookie's fairy godmother?
      • He "spent" it all being in the sun, so by the time he went under the ground that day he had no Faerie magic left to dream his way there.
      • He did act drunk.
  • It's apparently illegal to disobey the orders of your vampire monarch, but it's also illegal to rat them out to the authorities if they're breaking the law. So if your King or Queen tells you to, say, sell vampire blood on the sly, there's literally nothing you can do that won't get you killed. Although this may actually be Fridge Brilliance if you consider that this is a system that encourages backstabbing and shady dealings, which is what you would expect from a society of vampires.
    • It's supposed to be sort of a joke about how flawed most government beurocracies are. The Authority mistakenly relies on the vampire monarches being more loyal to them than the underlings of those monarches and having more respect for the Feudal structure of the vampire political world.
    • It's also a Feudal System and anyone who's ever studied the history of Feudal Systems can tell you that they were usually pretty screwed up.
  • Telepathy is all but implicitly stated to be a fairy trait (as shown when Lorena feeds from Barry and mentions how good he tastes) and therefore that means that what made Sookie immune to Maryann's influence was solely her being part fairy. Therefore, why (aside from avoiding a whole can of worms where he finds out about Sam being a shifter) can Maryann control Jason when he has the exact same percentage of fairy lineage?
    • Because not everyone who is descendant from a fairy inherits the fairy traits. Sookie has Telepathy, immunity, and lasers. Jason does not.
      • It can be assumed that Jason did inherit one trait, that being the fact that women flock to him... Regardless (and this is an error in the books as well), he should technically be more fae-like than his sister, given the fact that they got the traits from a male ancestor, and the entire thing was patrilineal.
      • In the books at least the mind reading power is from a demon ancestor. Which doesn't really explain Barry in the show.
      • The show and book are too different canons, which should be quite clear by now. In the books, the telepathy is daemonic, in the how its clearly from the Fae. Also, two things: there's nothing even remotely implying that the inheritance of faerie traits is male-exclusive, so its perfectly possible that Sookie got some and Jason didn't; secondly, Jason being a man-whore does not a fairy make.
  • What happens if a vampire accidentally gets a splinter?
    • I'm guessing nothing since I have yet to get a splinter in my heart. Which if I recall is where all the staked vampires have been, well, staked.
  • In Season 1, Sookie drinks a large amount of Bill's blood. Vampire blood is shown in the show to be a very potent hallucinogenic. Why wasn't Sookie flying high after that?
    • Maybe its something to do with Sookie being nearly dead, as opposed to overdosing in a healthy physical state?
      • I've always kinda taken that to be the case in my head canon. When Sookie drink vampire blood...and anyone else on death's doorstep for that matter, they usually suffer few side effects. Most likely because the blood is used to regenerate or otherwise heal the person. However, if someone whith nothing wrong with them does, it still needs to be "used" so that's when it's druglike qualities take over.
  • Several times, in seasons 3 and 4, Bill has used his blood to heal fresh fang marks on a human who has been bitten (at least once for Sookie and more recently for the British bartender in the flashback, which shows that he's used this technique for years) simply by pricking his finger on one of his fangs and dabbing the blood on the wounds. This seems to heal the bite completely without leaving a mark. So why didn't he do this the first time he fed on Sookie, instead of leaving fang marks to horrify her already-worried friends and coworkers? Sookie had already drunk his blood and knew about its healing properties, so healing the bite wouldn't have revealed any additional vampire secrets. Even if he thought he needed a bite mark to support the claim that she was "his", he could have at least chosen a less conspicuous placement.
    • It seemed to me that they both wanted to make the point that they weren't ashamed of their relationship and weren't going to go out of their way to hide it.
    • Plus, he bit her in the heat of passion, you're not usually thinking practically during such times.
  • Some vampire had to try out True Blood to make sure it worked. Who was this vampire? Did they volunteer, or was it forced? Whose idea was it to try?
    • Tru Blood wasn't originally made as a drink, it was synthesized for medical use primarily. It was the catalyst for vampires to "come out of the coffin".
    • This is obvious, but some Vampire still had to try it.
    • Surely plenty of vampires, when hearing about synthetic blood that is just like the real thing, would have been curious about whether they could drink it and what it would taste like.
  • When you think about the effects of V juice you realize Hoyt and Jessica's relationship was bound for ruin from the moment she fed him some of her blood. It was no longer wholesome since then.
  • Can you imagine what the price of silver on the market must be in the True Blood universe? I'll bet it's shot up to almost gold, or higher.
    • I'd wager that the rich vampires would be encouraging this by buying as much of it as possible and chucking it into the ocean or something, to drive the demand up and the supply down. Then they could at least feed on poor people more safely.
      • Add a dimension of Fridge Horror to this: people would probably start wearing expensive silver rings and such when traveling in unknown or shady areas to ward off vampire attacks. With the radically inflated cost and functionality of these items in this universe, and the necessity of carrying them and not leaving them at home, human-on-human muggings, robberies and murders for the purpose of stealing silver would probably skyrocket.
      • Also, take into account that vampires try to keep information of their weaknesses out of public knowledge.

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