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  • Actor Allusion: Niall, played by Rutger Hauer, is introduced picking up a hitchhiking Jason.
  • Defictionalization: Of a sort - you can buy TruBlood in the real world, but it's a blood orange flavour drink, not synthetic blood.
  • Fake American:
    • New Zealander via Canada Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse
    • Australian Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse
    • Englishman Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton
    • Slovenian-American Željko Ivanek as the Magister Jorge Alonso de San Diego, born a Spaniard (he'd been an Inquisitor), though he posed as various nationalities over the years.
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    • Irishwoman Fiona Shaw as Marnie Stonebrook.
    • Played with for Eric Northman. Eric is originally from Scandinavian Europe, much like the Swedish-born Alexander Skarsgård. But Eric has lived in the US since 19th century, and so has adapted an American accent along the way.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Carolina Bellefleur was recast between her appearances in seasons 4 and 6. Incidentally, this came with a marked change in personality from an elegant and good-natured Grande Dame to an overbearing, senile, Racist Grandma.
    • James was recast with Nathan Parsons in the final season due to previous actor Luke Grimes not wanting to do a gay romance storyline.
  • The Other Marty: Tara was originally going to be played by Brook Kerr; her scenes in the pilot were reshot with replacement Rutina Wesley.
  • The Nth Doctor: Claude's change of actors (Neil Hopkins to Giles Matthey) was explained by faeries being able to change their appearance at will. Also a bit of a Take That! to Hopkins since Sookie commented that new!Claude's old look was unattractive and had "meth teeth."
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Eggs is clearly one of James Olsen's alternate earth counterparts in the Multiverse.
    • Jessica Hamby is clearly Karen Page before she took up work with Nelson & Murdock.
  • Romance on the Set: Anna Paquin (Sookie) is now married to Stephen Moyer (Bill).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to the Ultimate Fan Experience Q&A shown before the third season premiere, Alexander Skarsgård had originally auditioned for the role of Bill Compton, not Eric. Imagine that.
    • Katee Sackhoff was approached for the role of Debbie Pelt. Sadly, she turned it down.
  • Technology Marches On: With cellphones, a switch from small flip and keypad phones to touchscreen happens in season 4 at least for some characters as Tara receives a text on one while in New Orleans.
  • The Wiki Rule: The True Blood Wiki.


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