Bo (Lost Girl)
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|Lost Girl character|
|First appearance||"It's a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World"|
|Created by||Michelle Lovretta|
|Portrayed by||Anna Silk|
Bo Dennis is the protagonist of Lost Girl, the Canadian supernatural crime drama television series. She is a bisexual Succubus and is portrayed by Anna Silk. In the first episode of the series, It's a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World, Bo saved a young human woman named Kenzi from a rapist, and despite their differences the two quickly became friends. Confronted by the local Fae leaders with having to pick a clan, either "Light" or "Dark", Bo declared herself neutral, choosing to side with humans after Kenzi risked her life to find out where Bo had been forcefully taken and then helped Bo break free from a trance by calling out to her. Throughout the first season, Bo learns more about the Fae world and her supernatural nature, while searching for information about her origins. Along the way, Bo also develops romantic relationships with both Dyson, a Light Fae wolf-shapeshifter and police detective in the human police force; and Lauren, a human doctor and scientist in servitude to the Light Fae. In 2012, "Bo" was No. 35 in the AfterEllen list of "Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters." In 2013, she was No. 10 in its "Top 65 Kick-Ass Female Fantasy Characters."
Childhood and early years
Bo is a Succubus who grew up in an adopted human family, unaware of her non-human nature and of the Fae world she descended from. In "Raging Fae", she told Kenzi that she began to feel "different" when she entered puberty and didn't know she was not normal until she accidentally killed her high school boyfriend by draining his life energy during her first sexual activity. When she told her parents what had happened, they broke the news to Bo that she had been adopted. Not knowing what she was and what she had done, Bo hated herself and ran away from home, exchanging her previous life for one without family or friends, moving from place to place and assuming a false identity whenever she killed again.
As a succubus, she has the power to absorb the life force (the "chi", or Qi) of humans and Fae by drawing it out through their mouths. She feeds from chi intake; and heals from the absorption of chi, and from the energy created by sexual encounters. She can also seduce, calm down, or manipulate humans and Fae with the touch of her hand. With Lauren’s help she learned to control her sexual drive and chi-drawing powers so that she could have sex with both Fae and humans without injuring or killing them. Although Fae are stronger than humans and can better endure her feeding on them, without self-control she can drain their chi and leave them comatose or dead. In "(Dis)Members Only", Dyson's chi is drained by Bo's succubus birth mother, Aife, and Bo brings him back to life by transferring some of her own life energy into him.
A young human woman who becomes Bo’s best friend and sidekick after Bo saved her from a rapist who had surreptitiously drugged her with a "roofie" in her drink. A pickpocket and scam artist with a long rap sheet, she can speak Russian fluently, possesses excellent street-smarts, and has family connections in organized crime. Kenzi ran away from home and lived on the streets and underground for a long time before meeting Bo. During the "trial" by the local Fae leaders to choose alignment with either the Light or Dark, Bo chose to side with humanity after Kenzi risked her life to discover where Bo had been taken by force and what they were doing to her, and called out to Bo to help her break out of a spell she had been put under during the trial. Kenzi suggested to Bo that she should take advantage of her bewitching powers and neutrality to become a private investigator, with her as partner. She was declared Bo's "property" and pet to allow her to participate within Fae society.
A Wolf-Shapeshifter and homicide detective in the human police force. He is 1,500-years old, very strong, possesses a sharp sense of smell, and is acutely knowledgeable about Fae politics. A member of the Light Fae, his true allegiance is to Trick rather than The Ash. He fell in love with Bo while under orders from Trick to keep an eye on her, and is best friends with Hale, his Light Fae detective partner. In the Season One finale, he involuntarily sacrificed his love for Bo when he offered his wolf to the Norn in return for her giving Bo the strength to defeat her maniacal mother, Aife; but the Norn, who demanded his wolf the first time he supplicated her intervention, realized that his wolf was no longer what he valued most and instead took Dyson's love for Bo and ability to love anyone else again; leaving him with the memory of their relationship but unable to feel his passion for her. He has since made efforts to remain friends with Bo, which was initially awkward when Bo couldn't understand why he had become distant. After being reunited with his old love, Ciara, they began a relationship which was hampered by Dyson's reluctance to reveal his encounter with the Norn and what he had lost in the exchange; however, he eventually admitted to her that he had offered his wolf but it had cost him his being able to love anyone. His ability to love was restored by the Norn after Kenzi threatened to mutilate and cut down her Ancient Tree with a chainsaw.
Dr. Lauren Lewis
A human owned by The Ash as his property, she serves as a physician and scientist for the Light Fae. She had an instant attraction to Bo during their first meeting and hence fell in love with her. She has extensive knowledge of the different types of Fae and their abilities. She helped Bo learn how to control her chi-drawing powers so that she could have sex with both Fae and humans without killing them. It was later revealed that she had a human girlfriend, Nadia, who fell into a coma after contracting a mysterious virus while in the Congo with her. In exchange for her servitude, The Ash offered Lauren access to the Light Fae's laboratory and resources to find a cure for Nadia's condition. After the new Ash, Lachlan, released Lauren from incarceration (as punishment for rebelling against him), Lauren learned from him that she had been tricked by the previous Ash: he ordered a Dark Fae Shaman to curse Nadia into a coma so that he could induce Lauren into accepting bondage to him and use her scientific and medical expertise to benefit the Fae. Lachlan needed Lauren's assistance in solving a string of Fae murders and offered to help free Nadia from the coma; then unbeknownst to her enlisted Bo in locating the shaman and removing the curse – with the condition that she never tell Lauren or anyone else what she had done. When the curse was lifted and Nadia reinvigorated, Lauren in gratitude renewed her pledge of servitude to The Ash, it being Lachlan this time.
In Season Three, Bo asked Lauren to be with her in a real relationship together and their union was the first time Bo said "I love you" to anyone. Bo initially tried to be sexually monogamous, but it caused problems for her succubus feeding needs. Lauren understood Bo's nature and told her she could feed from others, except for Dyson (because he was her ex-lover). However, after Tamsin tells Lauren in "Delinquents" that she and Bo had kissed without it having involved feeding (unaware that the kiss was the result of Trick and Stella touching the Dawning Invitation Machine at the same time they first kissed in "Fae-ge Against The Machine"), Lauren felt hurt and discouraged, and not able to give Bo what she needed. Afterwards, Lauren then told Bo that she wanted a "break" from the relationship because she was not happy and felt like she was losing herself. Bo eventually became concerned that their separation might not be temporary. In "Those Who Wander" Lauren feigned being through with Bo in the presence of Dr. Isaac Taft and rejects her to protect Bo, and herself, from him. After this encounter, Bo and Lauren went separate ways. Lauren then sabotaged Taft’s plan to extract Dyson’s DNA and transfer the cells into him so as to become a Wolf-Shapeshifter, and turned Taft into a human/Cabbit hybrid instead, making him an easy kill for Dyson. She went missing thereafter.
In "Let the Dark Times Roll", at a Dark Fae party in a mansion, Bo and Lauren are reunited after Lauren’s memory of Bo had been restored (it had been erased by The Wanderer for one month). They jumped into each other’s arms and kissed passionately, making love right then and there. Bo informed Lauren that she had been designated a Dark Fae because of her blood type. Lauren told Bo that she had fled for her life after the Una Mens began to kill humans and the Dark Fae (i.e. The Morrigan) had come looking for her, and offered refuge, protection, and freedom to come and go as she pleased. When Bo told Lauren that she could offer her protection by claiming her, Lauren turned her down. After being owned by The Ash for over five years, Lauren did not want to be owned by anyone, not even Bo. Bo walked away stunned and bewildered by Lauren’s response.
Fitzpatrick "Trick" McCorrigan
The bartender and owner of the only Fae pub in town, The Dal Riata, which is neutral ground where Light and Dark Fae can freely socialize and find sanctuary. Trick is very powerful: he is a Blood Sage and can alter fate by writing it with his blood. Once known as the Blood King, he forced the truce and wrote the decrees that ended the war between Light and Dark Fae; and though few are now aware of his former position in the Fae hierarchy, he is on equal terms with the Fae Elders. Compared to other Fae, who have contempt for humans, he is tolerant and often fond of humans, even trading away his most prized possession to help save Kenzi's life after she was infected with a lethal Fae virus. He respects Lauren and when necessary seeks her opinion and expertise with matters involving Fae. Trick is extremely reluctant to use his blood powers as it can have unforeseen consequences; for example, his writing a culmination where Aife’s maternal instincts emerge and stop her from hurting and killing Bo not only left him weakened and wounded from the loss of blood, but also signaled his whereabouts to an ancient enemy of the Fae, the Garuda. Near the end of the second season, it was revealed that Trick is Bo's maternal grandfather.
A Siren and Dyson's colleague as another Light Fae undercover agent in the human police force. He can pacify, control, and kill humans and Fae alike with his whistling; in addition, he can cure pain and heal wounds with it. He is the son of the leader of one of the three most powerful Light Fae clans, the Clan Zamora, but despite his family's high social status he disdains their social contacts and makes his own way in life (although Bo and Kenzi used his contacts when they needed to infiltrate a high-class Fae event). Hale is good friends with Kenzi, with an undercurrent of mutual attraction gradually developing between them. He helped save Kenzi's life by using his siren's whistle to cauterize her wound in the Season Two finale. In the third season, he became the acting Ash after Lachlan's death.
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- Syfy PR, @SyfyPR (March 18, 2013). "That’s our Bo Dennis: serving + protecting fae/humans alike.". Twitter.
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- "The Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters". AfterEllen. February 27, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. "35. Bo Dennis (Anna Silk), Lost Girl"
- "The Top 65 Kick-Ass Female Fantasy Characters". AfterEllen. August 12, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013. "10. Bo Dennis, Lost Girl"
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