List of True Blood characters
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This article includes main characters (i.e. characters played by a main cast member), as well as every recurring vampire, and every other character to appear in at least four episodes.
Main characters 
|Name||Actor/actress||Starring seasons||Recurring seasons||Episode Count|
|Sookie Stackhouse||Anna Paquin||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||60|
|Sookie Stackhouse is a telepathic waitress in a small-town restaurant and the protagonist of the series. Because of her ability, she has difficulty forming lasting human relationships. She becomes involved in a romantic relationship with a vampire, Bill, upon discovering that she can't read his mind. This relationship with a supernatural being causes controversy amongst the residents of her small town. Through Bill, she finds herself entering a world of creatures and supernatural conflict that surpasses even her worst nightmares. She has lived with her grandmother, Adele Stackhouse, since childhood, after the death of her parents. After Adele's death, Sookie inherits the home. It is revealed in Season 3 that Sookie is part faerie, a race of supernaturals who are widely believed to have been driven to extinction by vampires, who drained them of their blood to obtain the ability to walk in the sun. The faeries commonly refer to this as "stealing their light" and hence have a distinct fear and hatred of vampires. It is from the faeries that Sookie inherited her telepathic powers, magical light and apparently delicious tasting blood. Sookie comes into contact with a community of faeries living in a hidden world in Bon Temps and, after learning of Bill's betrayal at the end of Season 3, joins them in their magical world. She quickly learns their communication with her was a trick to keep all the humans with faery DNA in the faery world. Sookie returns to Bon Temps after a few minutes, only to learn that a year has passed in the human world. Upon discovering a naked, wandering Eric, who had his memory wiped out by Antonia/Marnie, Sookie takes him in. They develop a relationship and Eric gradually falls in love with Sookie. Under Antonia/Marnie's control he tries to kill Bill, but Sookie uses her faerie light to stop him and remove the spell. When Tara, Holly, and the others at the Moon Goddess emporium are held captive near the end of season 4, Sookie brings Jason, Jesus, and Lafayette to save them. Their plan fails and only Jason escapes. The others eventually flee with the help of Sookie's faerie powers and brujo magic from Jesus. Unknown to the group, Marnie uses Lafayette's medium ability to inhabit his body, after which she kills Jesus for his magic and attempts to kill Bill and Eric. Holly creates a safe circle and, with the help of Tara and Sookie, calls for friends, family members, and ancestors from beyond to help them. Sookie sees her Gran, Adele Stackhouse, and confesses she is lost without her. Gran tells her the answer is in her heart, and that there's no fear in being alone. After letting Bill and Eric feed from her to heal them, she breaks off her relationship with both vampires. She returns home where Debbie Pelt, who blames Sookie after being abjured by Alcide, is waiting with a shotgun. Tara jumps in the firing line and is shot in the head, after which Sookie fatally shoots Debbie. Season 5 begins Sookie and Lafayette reluctantly convincing Pam to turn Tara in to a vampire, a decision causes tension between Sookie and vampire hating Tara. Sookie is forced to tell Alcide the truth about his Debbie's death when the Pelt's come to Bon Temps in search of their daughter, but Alcide tells them it was Marcus Bosman who killed their daughter. After drowning her sorrows with alcohol, Sookie is visited by Alcide. He informs Sookie that he lied, meaning she is no longer a suspect in Debbie's death, and she responds by kissing him, oblivious to the fact that Bill and Eric are watching from outside. The two vampires eventually interrupt the couple to reveal that Russell Edgington is on the loose. Sookie uses her faerie power to help them find Russell's hiding place. Having completed her mission with the vampires, Sookie focuses on her family as Jason discovers that their parents were killed by vampires. He takes her to a cloaked faerie nightclub, where Claude reveals it was Sookie's scent, made irresistible by her faerie blood, which drew the vampire to her parents. She attempts to rid herself of her powers, but Jason stops her and convinces her to accept her faerie nature. She is visited by a mysterious Ghost Monster, convincing her to turn to the spirit of her Gran. Adele directs Sookie and Jason towards a scroll hidden under her old bed which the fae help them to decode. Her ancestor promised his first fae bearing female - Sookie- to Warlow, the vampire who killed her parents and appeared to her as the Ghost Monster. After Eric saves the faeries from Russell Edgington, Sookie agrees to help him save Bill, who is locked in religious fervour. Their attempts are in vain, as Bill drinks Lilith's blood and is reborn. The season ends with Eric urging Sookie to run.|
|Bill Compton||Stephen Moyer||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||60|
|Bill Compton is a vampire romantically involved with Sookie. Turned during the American Civil War against his will, Bill shows more compassion for human life than many other vampires. He is outwardly expressive of his emotions and holds onto memories of his past human life, behaviors that are unique amongst his vampire peers. While not an extremely old vampire, Bill is quite powerful and was referred to by Russell Edgington as one of the most promising vampires in the Americas. Bill risks his life and standing in vampire society to protect Sookie from those who wish to take advantage of her fae ancestry. It is revealed in Season 3, and hinted at in Season 2, that Bill's original mission during his return to Bon Temps was to investigate reports of Sookie's fae heritage and deliver her to Queen Sophie-Anne of Louisiana, who planned to drain her blood so she could walk in the sun. Once Sookie discovers this ulterior motive behind Bill's initial interest in her, she banishes him from her life. Shortly after, the Queen arrives at Bill's house in Bon Temps, expecting him to hand Sookie over. When he refuses, the two begin a duel to the death. By making a deal with Nan Flanagan, Bill has the Queen killed by snipers and becomes the new King of Louisiana.
In early episodes it is revealed that Bill had a human wife and two children (Tom and Sarah) before he became a vampire. A short time after being turned Bill returns to his family in his desperation to see them one last time. He discovers that his son has recently died of an illness (pox). Upon seeing his tears of blood at the death of his son his wife becomes hysterical at which point Lorena, Bill's maker, steps in and glamors her before removing Bill from his family forever. The fates of Bill's wife and young daughter, who was not present during his return home, are unclear, although Adele Stackhouse makes reference to the recently deceased previous owner of Bill's family home as the last Compton in Bon Temps. In Episode 4 of the Fourth season, Bill becomes involved in a sexual relationship with Portia Bellefleur (sister of Sheriff Bellefleur) until, upon meeting her grandmother, he realises she is a descendant of his daughter Sarah.
|Sam Merlotte||Sam Trammell||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||60|
|Sam Merlotte is the owner of Merlotte's, where Sookie works. During the first season, Sam is characterized by his adoration and loyalty towards Sookie Stackhouse. When Bill Compton becomes involved with Sookie, he openly disapproves of their relationship and, despite initial support of vampire rights, feels as though vampires and humans should be separate whether they're equals or not. Sam is a shape shifter and is often seen watching over Sookie in the form of a dog, and the first supernatural introduced to the series that isn't a vampire. It is presumable that Bill is aware that Sam is a shifter, suggesting in one episode that Sam is the only one who can protect Sookie while he is away and displaying a coldness to Sam in his dog form. Due to his nature, Sam is targeted by a maenad in the second season. As Sam was adopted as a baby, in the third season he explores his family background and meets his somewhat backward birth family which consists of his alcoholic father, his manipulative mother and crude younger brother. Sam's mother and brother both have the ability to shape shift though his father does not. Sam's adopted parents abandoned him when he was a teenager after witnessing his first transformation into a beagle. He returned home to find they had moved, leaving behind all his possessions. It is from his adopted father, on his death bed, that he learns the identities of his birth parents though he is warned by his adopted mother that they are bad people and he is better off not knowing them. Sam suffers from anger issues and has a darker hidden past.|
|Jason Stackhouse||Ryan Kwanten||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||60|
|Jason Stackhouse is Sookie's not-too-bright, self-involved brother, who is vigilant in defending and protecting Sookie. He supervises a road crew during the day, and is known for bedding the women of Bon Temps at night. During the first season, he is the prime suspect in the murders of four women, all of whom have a connection to him. After the death of his V-addict girlfriend Amy, he comes to believe that he is responsible for the murders. He is then recruited by the Fellowship of the Sun, an anti-vampire church, who approve of what they believe to be his crime of killing fangbangers.
In the second season, Jason briefly becomes an active member of the Fellowship, but later leaves it. In the third season, he develops a relationship with a supernatural creature, Crystal Norris, and thinks of joining the police. Crystal is forced to leave town with her fiance but Jason pledges to find her. Like his sister Jason is also part faerie though he does not appear to have inherited any of the special abilities that Sookie possesses. However, some speculate that his potential faerie "ability" is the sexual magnetism that many faeries possess. In fourth season he is a deputy on the Bon Temps police force and caretaker of the were-panthers of Hotshot. He is kidnapped by Felton & Crystal who are now V-addicts, and forcibly raped by all the women of the were-panther community after it is believed he is the "ghost daddy" meant to revive the dwindling numbers of the genetically weakened inbred pack. He manages to escape Hot Shot + Crystal, and kill Felton in the process, however due to the excessive, untreated bites from attempting to be turned werepanther by the others, he is left on the side of the road badly wounded. He is found by Jessica, where she tells him to "drink" and he is healed by her blood. When the witches cast a spell to bring the vampires out into the daylight, Jessica breaks free of her silver bonds and almost burns herself trying to walk out into the sunlight. Jason comes at the last second and tackles her back into the house, closing the door and saving her life. Jason starts having intermittent sexual fantasies about Jessica - some of which involving Hoyt. Jessica and Jason do finally have sex after she breaks up with Hoyt. In the culmination of season 4 when The Moon Goddess Emporium is being held captive by Marnie, Jason tries to save Sookie, Tara, and everyone else inside. When Pam angrily aims a bazooka at the place, and it blows up at the protective barrier Marnie has placed around the emporium, all vampires present (Eric, Bill, Pam, and Jessica) heal quickly - but Jason is left severely burned and blind. Jessica once again offers her blood and saves his life. He admits his feelings to Jessica, and she also admits her own. They agree to have a relationship - but just as friends with benefits. Jessica states that she just got out of her first and only serious relationship, and doesn't want to be tied down to anyone. With the season 5 premiere, Jason is greeted by Rev. Steve Newlin, who admits to Jason he's always had feelings for him. When Jason kindly rejects him, Newlin loses it and tries to bite Jason. Jessica rushes back and says "Jason is mine", then threates the Rev. with either leaving Jason alone - or the true death. Jason tries to cope with his feelings for Jessica in their casual relationship, and turns down advances from other girls despite his open relationship status. After running into his high school teacher, who it is revealed to have slept with an underage Jason, he struggles with his inner demons; saying that there is a big hole in him, with something just missing - and he's been trying to fill it with sex, which so far has worked - but now it is not. And he doesn't know how to be friends with a girl. Jessica, who is present for this speech - says that he is already friends with a girl, and that she is there to talk and listen to him. Jason later goes to a secret club with Sheriff Andy and Judge Clements, that is revealed to be a fairy safehouse. When the girl he is with reads his mind, he realized the supernatural aura of the place and then sees his cousin Hadley. She explains that he + Sookie must join her and the other faeries or the vampires will kill them, as they did their parents. Jason, believing his parents died in a flood, tries to get more information from Hadley but gets kicked out of the club with Sheriff Andy and presumably attacked by 2 male faeries.
|Tara Thornton||Rutina Wesley||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||60|
|Tara Thornton has been Sookie Stackhouse's best friend since they were children. Tara grew up in a very abusive home with an alcoholic mother, and consequently finds it difficult to fit in with normal society or to trust people. She is very adept at reading people and constantly distances herself from others by speaking her observations candidly and plainly. As a result, she has difficulty holding down a job until she becomes a bartender at Merlotte's. In the first season, Tara deals with her alcoholic mother and ultimately pays for her mother to have a faux exorcism from "Miss Jeanette" who turns out to be a pharmacist in a nearby town who was scamming them. Before discovering the scam, Tara returns to Miss Jeanette for her own exorcism which she believes will put her life on track. During the exorcism ritual Tara sees herself as a child with black eyes, though this is later revealed to have been Maryann's consciousness attracted by the spiritual power of ritual. In the second season, she is under the influence of the maenad Maryann Forrester, who manipulates her intense relationship with a man named Eggs (Benedict). Eggs is shot dead by Jason while admitting forcefully to Andy Bellefleur his guilt to the murders Maryann forced him to do while under her influence. Having lost the only man she ever loved, Tara attempts suicide in the third season by taking pills though the attempt is thwarted by Lafayette.
Tara is later abducted by a delusional vampire who believes she loves him. He holds her captive for many days, even taking her to the mansion of Russell Edgington, for whom he works, where he plans to turn her into a vampire. She eventually escapes the vampire by tricking him into letting her drink his blood so she would have the power to smash his skull with one of the weapons that adorned the wall of their room. However this does not kill him and he comes after her, eventually being killed by Jason at Merlotte's. Tara ends up traumatized by her experience and after discovering that Jason had been the one who killed Eggs, cuts off her hair and leaves Bon Temps. In season 4, Tara has moved to New Orleans and working as a cage fighter, and is in a relationship with another fighter, Naomi. In the season 4 finale, Tara is shot in the side of her head while trying to save Sookie from Debbie. Sookie picks her up from a pool of her own blood, cradling her and screaming for help. Pam enters Sookie's house looking for Eric, and sees the dead bodies of Debbie and Tara on the floor. At Sookie and Lafayette's behest, Pam turns Tara into a vampire. Because half of her brain was previously missing before the healing process brought on by Pam's turning of her, not only is Tara now a vampire, but there is now a severe personality change.
|Lafayette Reynolds||Nelsan Ellis||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||60|
|Lafayette Reynolds is a short order cook at Merlotte's, a drug dealer, a member of Jason Stackhouse's road crew, and Tara's cousin. During the first season, he is seen selling vampire blood. Due to this, Eric captures and tortures him in the second season, only to instruct him on selling vampire blood once again in the third season, at the queen's orders. In the third season, Lafayette is introduced to a male witch, Jesus, who becomes his romantic interest. Jesus works as a nurse for Lafayette's mother, Ruby Jean(Alfre Woodard), who is mentally ill, though she often has moments of unexpected clarity. In season 4 Lafayette begins to explore Wicca with his fellow lover/Witch Jesus. In season 4, he discovers that he's a medium (just like Marnie) and that he can contact the spirits of the dead. When Jesus helps to fight against Marnie, her spirit comes back and possesses Lafayette in order to avenge her death and take Jesus' powers. While inside Lafayette, she kills Jesus and licks his blood in order to transfer Jesus' inner demon to Lafayette's body. Apparently, that demon stayed with him after Marnie leaves.
Lafayette is killed at the beginning of the second novel in the series. In True Blood, he is saved due to the popularity of his character and to help expand Tara Thornton's role in the series.
In casting, Alan Ball had concerns that the character's sexuality would be a dominating trait, "because you don't want to bring in someone who's going to play that in a phony way". Nelsan Ellis says that it took him a few episodes to find the character. Ellis says that he based many of Lafayette's mannerisms on his mother and his sister, and that the costuming also helps him get into character.
|Eric Northman||Alexander Skarsgård||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||55|
|Eric Northman is the Sheriff of Area 5, a vampire district in Louisiana. A Swedish Viking warrior in life, he is over 1,100 years old and is a powerful and wealthy member of the vampire community. He runs the vampire bar, Fangtasia, in Shreveport, and develops an interest in Sookie Stackhouse after discovering her unique ability to read minds during the first season. He requests Sookie's services in finding a thief in the first season, then enlists her aid again in the second, seeking to retrieve his maker Godric, an ancient vampire gone missing in Dallas. His attraction to Sookie becomes more apparent as he tricks her into consuming his blood. In the third season, however, he protects Sookie from werewolf attacks and becomes intent on revenge on vampire king Russell Edgington, after discovering that Russell was the vampire who killed his human relatives before Eric became a vampire. Eric's father is shown to have worn a crown which was taken by Russell Edgington to add to his collection, which suggests that Eric's family may have been early Swedish nobles or royalty. In season 4, he buys Sookie's house while she is away in Fae and is cursed by Marnie while trying to shut down her coven. He is left without memory of who he is and is taken in by Sookie. Eric demonstrates more sensitivity with Sookie and the two fall in love. He is confronted by Marnie again who possesses him to kill Bill. Sookie uses her powers to stop Eric from killing Bill, releasing him from Marnie's control and restoring his memories from before and during his amnesia. While his old personality has returned, he is still in love with Sookie. Eric and Bill then team up to stop Marnie. After stopping her, Eric and Bill are both rejected by Sookie, who loves them both. When Nan visits, she reveals that both Eric and Bill have been sentenced to the True Death. However, she reveals she is starting a rebellion against the Authority after having been sentenced herself and asks them to join. When she threatens Sookie, Eric decapitates her guards to distract her so Bill can stake her.|
|Pam||Kristin Bauer van Straten||3, 4, 5||1, 2||43|
|Pamela Swynford De Beaufort, commonly referred to as simply Pam, made into a vampire by Eric about a century before the events of the series. She is introduced during the first season as his loyal (albeit lazy) assistant and the bouncer at Fangtasia. Pam is the former madame of a brothel in San Francisco circa 1905, as revealed during the fifth season; it is while she is being attacked by a serial killer that she first meets Eric Northman, who later turns her when she attempts to commit suicide to avoid a future of dying as a lonely pariah (due to her profession as a prostitute.) Cynical and apparently devoid of feelings for anyone except Eric, she is often by his side though she does not accompany him to Dallas in the second season, presumably she was told to run Fangtasia in Eric's absence. After Lafayette is healed by Eric's blood, Pam enlists him to sell V for Eric. Throughout the series, Pam often displays lesbian tendencies and is even seen performing a sexual act on the new female dancer at Fangtasia who later becomes jealous of Pam for her close relationship with Eric. In season three Pam was briefly held captive and tortured by the Magister, who was trying to find out who was selling V though she revealed nothing, further proving her fierce loyalty to Eric. She wept tears of blood when Eric attempted to burn Russell Edgington in the sun and himself in the process. This was the first time she had been seen to show deep emotions. In season four, after she finds out about the incident with Eric and the witches, she goes after them and demands that Marnie removes the spell she cast on Eric. Marnie tries to cooperate at first, but is once again possessed by the witch Antonia's spirit, and casts a spell on Pam to make her face rot, which leaves Pam horrified. She and Eric occasionally speak to one another in Swedish.|
|Jessica Hamby||Deborah Ann Woll||2, 3, 4, 5||1||50|
|Jessica Hamby is a young vampire "made" by Bill as a part of his punishment for murdering a fellow vampire at the end of the first season. Having been raised in an overly strict Christian family, she relishes the freedom that comes with being a vampire, but her petulant attitude often tries Bill's patience. At Bill's request, for most of her part in season 1, she lives at Fangtasia with Pam and Eric who apparently let her feed on a man with tattoos and body piercings, though they quickly become frustrated and annoyed by her and return her to Bill not long after. During season two, Jessica finds a love interest in Hoyt Fortenberry, but he ends their involvement after she attacks his obnoxious mother. During the third season, Jessica makes several young-vampire mistakes, such as accidentally draining a person to death. She eventually rekindles her romance with Hoyt and moves in with him. Jessica is a character exclusive to the series; she does not appear in the Southern Vampire Mysteries. Jessica is increasingly frustrated by the constant regrowth of her hymen after sex, remarking angrily that she will be a virgin forever.|
|Alcide Herveaux||Joe Manganiello||4, 5||3||28|
|Alcide Herveaux is a werewolf who helps Sookie in finding Bill while Bill is held captive by Russell Edgington. He does this to relieve the debt his family owed to Eric Northman. Alcide is one of the few good werewolves introduced thus far. He is handsome and has an ongoing attraction to Sookie. He admits to Sookie early on that he used to be in love with his ex-fiance Debbie, who is a werewolf. She led people to believe she left him because he didn't want a baby, wasn't "man enough" and left him for Coot - packmaster of Russell Edgington's alliance of werewolves. At the end of season three, Eric borrows Alcide's truck to help kill Edgington, finally relieving him of his debt to Eric. In Season 4 it is revealed that he is back together with Debbie, who is in a recovery program, and living in Shreveport. He is confronted by the Shreveport pack master Marcus Bosman about not joining the pack. He prefers not to be part of a pack, but when Debbie insists on joining, Alcide relents. He even tells Marcus he's open to moving up in the pack to please Debbie. His relationship with Debbie becomes strained when she senses Alcide might have feelings for Sookie after he saves her life. In addition, Alcide doesn't want the same things that Debbie does, such as a family and being more involved with the pack. Alcide also loses faith in Marcus after Marcus and his friends beat Tommy to death. He and Sam eventually team up to exact vengeance on Marcus. Seeing Marcus in his bedroom with Debbie becomes the last straw for Alcide and after Sam beats up Marcus, Alcide breaks his windpipe with his bare hands to protect Sam and abjures Debbie; a werewolf recognition that one werewolf no longer recognizes the existence of another werewolf.|
Bon Temps Residents 
|Name||Actor/actress||Starring seasons||Recurring seasons||Episode Count|
|Andy Bellefleur||Chris Bauer||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||57|
|Andy Bellefleur is a police detective in Bon Temps who is somewhat incompetent at his job and is regularly disrespected by the town's citizens. He is a recovering alcoholic. He is assigned to investigate the series of murders that occur during the first season. Throughout the season, Jason Stackhouse is Andy's primary suspect even when evidence doesn't point toward him being responsible. He is suspended from his duties in the second season, but makes a comeback as he claims to have shot Eggs, whom the town believes responsible for murders committed by Maryann. In the third season, he takes over from Sheriff Dearborne and reluctantly trains Jason in being a police officer. For most of Maryann's reign of terror he manages to keep from falling under her influence until the night she is killed by Sam. Andy is one of the few Bon Temps residents who remembers what Maryann had done, although his knowledge of who and what she was appears limited as he was heavily intoxicated a lot of the time. In season 4 he is shown to have an addiction to V "vampire blood". It is also revealed in season 4 that his sister Portia is a direct descendant of Bill Compton, this would also mean that Andy too is a direct descendant of Bill's.|
|Arlene Fowler Bellefleur||Carrie Preston||1, 2, 3, 4, 5||-||55|
|Arlene Fowler is a waitress at Merlotte's. A four-time divorcee, she is a single mother of two. While she has a good heart, she is often apt to resort to bigotry (directed at vampires) and openly disapproves of Sookie's relationship with Bill. Arlene often makes remarks that have distinctly racist undertones though this often appears to be unintentional. Toward the end of the first season, she becomes engaged to her boyfriend Rene, who later turns out to be a murderer and is later killed in self-defense by Sookie when he attacks her. During the second season, she develops a relationship with Terry Bellefleur but soon discovers she is pregnant with what she believes to be Rene's baby in season three. She soon becomes depressed and afraid that her baby will grow up to be a serial killer and then, with the aid of the new waitress at Merlotte's, she secretly attempts to have a miscarriage using a mysterious brew, to no avail. While initially Terry believed the baby was his, when Arlene informs him that it is Rene's Terry tells her the baby's paternity is no issue to him and her fear of her unborn child's future seems to slacken, knowing that there will be a good man in its life though it is unknown if her intention to miscarry still lingers. After the birth of her baby she remains adamant that her baby is evil due to Rene's genetics.|
|Terry Bellefleur||Todd Lowe||2, 3, 4, 5||1||49|
|Terry Bellefleur is an Iraq war veteran who works as one of the cooks at Merlotte's and he's a cousin of Detective Andy Bellefleur. He shows clear signs of post-traumatic stress disorder but despite his unusual behavior, is a gentle soul. He is one of the few who are kind to Bill and he finds him to be a kindred soul as Bill is a veteran like him. While working at Merlotte's, he begins to show interest in Arlene, and the two become romantically involved during the second season. Due to Maryann's influence, their relationship appears to progress more quickly than Terry wants. In the third season, Arlene reveals she's pregnant with Rene's baby, but Terry still wants to be the child's parent. In season 5, we learn more about Terry's time in Iraq when his Sgt., Patrick Devins arrives in Bon Temps and tells him that the rest of their squad has been killed in fires recently. We learn that one of the Privates, Eller, shot an teenaged boy who was attacking him when they were off duty celebrating the 4th of July, and then the boy's family came out to confront the squad, who were brutally killed by Terry's group when a shot was fired. The boy's mother, before being put down by Terry, cursed the monster Ifrit on them. Soon after, their bodies were burned. This incident is the cause of Terry's PTSD. When issued an ultimatum by the spirit of the grandmother of the family that either he or the captain who ordered him to kill her must kill the other to live, Terry goes to confront him, intending to have a fair fight to decide things. Instead, the captain takes Arlene hostage, and after a tense fight, Arlene is able to get the revolver and give it Terry. With the captain on his knees, he begs Terry to spare him, but after what he has just done Terry pulls the trigger. The Ifrit consumes the captain's body and the curse on Terry is lifted.|
|Name||Actor/actress||Starring seasons||Recurring seasons||Episode Count|
|Tommy Mickens||Marshall Allman||3, 4||-||22|
|Tommy Mickens is an illiterate teenage shapeshifter and Sam's younger brother. He has tried to kill Sam, and has stolen from him. He is shocked by the news of having a brother he never knew about and hates him at first, but after spending time with him he begins to enjoy having Sam for a brother to the point that he asks Sam to let him stay with him after a fight with his father. After Sam discovers that his parents have been using Tommy in dog fighting, he lets Tommy move in. He starts working in Sam's bar, but is fired after picking a fight. While working in the bar he shows an attraction to Jessica, even attacking Hoyt in his dog form. He then attempts to steal Sam's money, but Sam angrily shoots him - an injury that is healed in Season 4. At some point during the year separating seasons 3 and 4, Tommy, left with no place to stay, is aided by Maxine Fortenberry who welcomes him to stay at her house. Later Tommy is contacted by his mother, and is abducted by Joe Lee who intends to use him for dog fighting again. Tommy manages to retaliate immediatey, and kills Joe Lee and his mother while trying to escape. He then goes to Sam for help, and they both dispose of the bodies in the swamp, to be eaten by the alligators. Bearing out the legend relayed to Sam early in season four, Tommy, having killed his shifter mother, becomes a Skinwalker, complicating Sam's life significantly. In the form of Sam, he fires Sookie and has sex with Luna before kicking her out, prompting Sam to kick him out for good. He then takes the form of Maxine to sell her natural gas rights. He then writes an apology note for Sam on his way out before being confronted by Marcus who is looking for Sam. Tommy shows up to Marcus' shop in the form of Sam and Marcus warns him to stay away from Luna, his ex-wife. Tommy as Sam claims he never touched her, but that his brother did, prompting Marcus and his wolves to beat up Tommy to the point that he reverts to his original form. Alcide then takes Tommy to Merlotte's where Sam meets them. Tommy is about to die from the beating and shape shifting. Sam tries to call for some vampire blood to heal Tommy, but Tommy doesn't want it and makes amends with Sam before dying.|
|Jesus Velasquez||Kevin Alejandro||3, 4||5||22|
|Jesus Velasquez is introduced in the third season as a potential love interest to Lafayette. He was born in Catemaco, Veracruz, México, a famous place, full of "brujos". He works as a nurse at the mental institution where Lafayette's mother is a patient. On their first meeting, he seems to take an immediate interest in Lafayette, followed by a personal visit to Merlotte's to spend time with Lafayette while he is at work. Although they like each other, he leaves once he finds out Lafayette is a drug dealer. When Lafayette calls Jesus to help with his mother, their attraction is once again ignited and they spend the night together. Jesus reveals himself to be a "brujo" (or "witch") to Lafayette and encourages him to develop his own wiccan talents. In season 4, he is revealed to be a Wiccan student of Marnie Stonebrook. The character is exclusive to the series, and was developed to help extend Lafayette's storyline. In the season 4 finale, Marnie kills Jesus to gain his power. His ghost later visits Lafayette to comfort him.|
|Crystal Norris||Lindsay Pulsipher||3||4||12|
|Crystal Norris is a werepanther living in the inbred commune of Hotshot who becomes involved with Jason after he sees her during a drug raid on Hotshot. She seems to be very attracted to him, but also informs him she has been promised to her half-brother and thus fiancé, Felton. Jason attempts to lure her away from Hotshot, unaware of her supernatural background, but Felton and her father get her to return every time. Eventually, Crystal escapes Hotshot and hides in Jason's house, who is content with her choice and continues his relationship with her. She then reveals she is a werepanther, but he isn't fazed. Eventually she is forced to leave town with Felton, just after Felton kills her father. Jason pledges to track her down. She reappears as Jason's kidnapper with the intent to turn him into a werepanther in order to breed with him and continue the werepanther bloodline.|
|Lorena Krasiki||Mariana Klaveno||2, 3||1, 5||13|
|Lorena Krasiki is the vampire who "made" Bill. She is first introduced briefly in a season 1 Civil War era flashback when Bill, exhausted and near death after the South's surrender, came to her small house in the woods seeking assistance. Pretending to be a lone widow at the time, she let him in and tried to seduce him. When he refused her advances she attacked him and, after becoming intrigued by him, eventually turned him into a vampire. A lonely yet malevolent being, Lorena quickly becomes emotionally dependent on Bill. Through her influence he becomes a crazed killer and together they revel in the torture of humans before draining them of their blood, often having sex as their victims bleed to death watching. When Bill realizes the monster he has become he forces Lorena to release him and leaves her.
The two do not meet again for more than 70 years when, in season 2, she is summoned to the vampire hotel in Texas by Eric who, in his desperation to find Godric, schemes with her to hold Bill captive while Sookie infiltrates the Fellowship of the Sun so that he cannot interfere. Lorena is coerced into Eric's plan. Her love and longing for Bill has intensified over the years and as she holds him captive the two share memories of their twisted past together. Bill eventually escapes after hitting her over the head with a plasma television. Lorena makes an appearance at the party after Godric is freed from the Fellowship of the Sun and challenges Sookie who aggressively defends her relationship with Bill and warns Lorena to stay away from him. When she tries to attack Sookie, she is stopped by Godric who again comments on her old age and how she has not bettered herself over so much time. He then orders her to leave his domain, which she begrudgingly does, but not before an emotional departing with Bill outside.
Lorena returns in season 3 when Bill is captured by Russell Edgington. At the time, she appears to have been living as a guest in Russell's mansion. Upon seeing Lorena, Bill becomes enraged and hurls a lamp at her, engulfing her in flames, but she survives. Russell leaves Bill to Lorena and though at first Bill resists her advances, the two end up having violent sex, and he twists her neck 180 degrees. After this he calls Sookie and ends their relationship though he does so only to protect Sookie and delude Lorena into believing he has returned to her. Eventually Bill's deception becomes apparent and she resolves to kill him per instructions from Russell. She spends a lengthy and very emotional time torturing him in the servants' house on the mansion grounds before allowing werewolves to feed on his blood. When Sookie escapes from Russell and bursts into the room to save Bill, Lorena attacks her, but Sookie gets the upper hand and plunges a piece of wood into Lorena's chest, killing her.
|Holly Cleary||Lauren Bowles||4, 5||3||24|
|Holly Cleary is hired as a waitress at Merlotte's in the third season. She is very friendly and helps Tara and Arlene throughout Season 3. She reveals herself as a victim of a brutal rape from years before and a single mother of two. She is also a devoted Wiccan. When Arlene decides that she doesn't want her baby, but cannot morally abort it, Holly performs a Wiccan ceremony that aimed to lead Arlene miscarrying.
In season 4, it is revealed that she is one of Marnie's students and a member of her coven. After the incident with Eric she leaves the coven, while she still is a waitress at Merlotte's, Sookie reads her mind and finds out that she has abandoned Marnie's witch coven for her and her sons' safety. Tara asks her to rejoin the coven and take revenge on the vampire's who attacted them, Marnie betrays the coven for her own quest for power. She then begins to date Andy Bellefleur at the end of Season 4.
|Luna Garza||Janina Gavankar||4, 5||-||19|
|Luna Garza is a shapeshifter in whom Sam takes a romantic interest. A member of one of Sam's evening shapeshifter gatherings, Luna reveals that she is a Skinwalker and can take the form of another human being. She is initially reluctant to start a relationship with Sam because her ex-husband, and father of her daughter, is a jealous werewolf, but finally decides she wants to be with him. She is turned off from him after the first night they supposedly have sex when he is extremely rude toward her. She and Sam soon learn that it was actually Tommy, in the form of Sam, that had sex with her. She and Sam finally consummate their relationship on a camping trip with her daughter.|
Vampire Authority 
|Name||Actor/actress||Starring seasons||Recurring seasons||Episode Count|
|Steve Newlin||Michael McMillian||2, 5. 6||1, 3, 4||24|
|Rev. Steve Newlin is head of the Fellowship of the Sun, a prominent anti-vampire church that makes regular TV appearances in the True Blood universe, intent on spreading fear and hatred of vampires. He is featured mainly in the second season, as Jason decides to join his church. In the second season, his church holds Eric's maker Godric, who came to them voluntarily, with the intention of burning him to death publicly. When Sookie and Bill start investigating Godric's disappearance, Newlin orders Sookie's abduction, but it fails. Later, when Sookie visits his church in disguise, he recognizes her and locks her in his basement. Godric and the Texas vampires, however, thwart his plans of burning everyone associated with Godric, lecturing him on vampires showing more humanity than Newlin and his humans. It is also revealed that vampires killed Newlin's father, who was the previous head of the church. In the third season, he makes recurring appearances on television, especially after Russell Edgington slaughters an anchorman on live television and Newlin sees his chance to call for the death of all vampires once again. An earlier interview with Nan Flanagan reveals Newlin was being investigated by the IRS and apparently going through a divorce seen in the postmortem of the episode "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues". In the fourth season episode "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?", it is said that Steve Newlin has been missing for six months. In the final episode of Season 4, it is revealed he has been turned into a vampire as punishment. In the fifth season episode "Turn! Turn! Turn!" Newlin confronts Jason and admits he's a "Proud Gay American Vampire" and was in love with Jason the whole time. He is brought in by the Authority as the new spokesperson for the AVL, taking Nan Flanagan's place|
|Nan Flanagan||Jessica Tuck||4||1, 2, 3||16|
|Nan Flanagan is the spokesperson for the American Vampire League, which follows the agenda of the Authority. and has intermittently been shown being interviewed on televised news programs within the series. She presents a beautiful, unthreatening view of vampires to the human community at large. She denounces acts of violence committed against vampires (especially those perpetrated by the Fellowship of the Sun during the second season) and denies allegations of vampire attacks on humans based on a lack of evidence. Off the air, she is revealed to be much more aggressive and not possessed of particularly lofty ideals. In "I Will Rise Up", it is implied that she is a high-level bureaucrat within the vampire community, a position that gives her the authority to fire Godric. Although she has power over sheriffs, Sophie-Anne, in "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues", says that Flanagan and the League have no authority over vampire monarchs. A "documentary" on the fifth disc of the season one DVDs shows pictures of Nan Flanagan with both President Roosevelts (Teddy and Franklin) and possibly appearing in a painting by George Seurat. The season three episode "Everything is Broken", she conducts an interview with Eric on behalf of the Authority regarding Russell, King of Mississippi. She later issues Eric the Authority's order to go after Russell and kill him. Nan is shown to deal out harsh words and punishments with ease in her mission to make vampires equals with humans. Despite this, she is secretly a hypocrite; after stating out loud that she only drinks True Blood, Nan Flanagan is shown to have a woman in her limousine that she feeds upon. She has a more prominent role in Season 4 as she has elected Bill Compton the Vampire King of Louisiana and the two work together rigorously to restore a positive image of vampires into the minds of humans after Russell created an extremely negative one. During the vampire war against witches, she and Bill become at odds with each other when she appears to be more concerned with their image instead of their survival. She would prefer not to kill any humans to ruin their image while Bill believes that killing the necromancer Marnie/Antonia would better ensure their survival. In the season 4 finale, Nan reveals she knows about Sookie's blood. She also reveals to Bill and Eric that she quit both the AVL and the Authority and is making plans to overthrow the latter. She tries to recruit Bill and Eric and they refuse. When she threatens Sookie, revealing that she's knows what Sookie is, Eric kills her guards while Bill kills Nan herself.|
|Nora Gainesborough||Lucy Griffiths||5||-||12|
|Nora Gainesborough is a chancellor of the Authority. Nora's maker was Godric, making her and Eric Northman siblings. Although members of the authority, Nora and chancellor Alexander Drew were both secretly members of the Sanguinistas, a group of vampires who take the Vampire Bible to heart, and believe that humans are nothing more than food for vampires, and believe that Lilith will rise and take down those who don't stay true to her. Nora's cover was blown when she tried to help Eric and Bill Compton escape the country for killing spokesperson Nan Flanagan. During her interrogation, she blew chancellor Drew's cover and he is staked by Roman in front of the rest of the Chancellors. When looking for Russell, Bill theorizes that Eric told Nora and is using Russell to help her Sanguinista movement. After Bill, Eric, Sookie and Alcide found Russell Edgington, Eric finds out that Bill is probably right, as Nora reveals to Eric that finding Russell Edgington was God's plan, and that Lilith will rise again. Eric tries to stop Roman, but is too late as Russell Edgington breaks free and stakes Roman in front of everyone.|
|Rosalyn Harris||Carolyn Hennesy||-||5||10|
|Rosalyn Harris is a chancellor of the Authority. She was present at Russell Edgington's execution where she witnessed his escape, and the brutal demise of Guardian Roman Zimojic. She's faithful to the Authority's path to mainstreaming, but after witnessing Dieter's demise at the hands of Russell for speaking against the Sanguinistas, she, Bill and Eric join them to protect themselves. After drinking the blood of Lilith, she becomes a full believer of Lilith, and takes it very seriously. In the season 5 finale, Sam shape shifts into a fly and enters her mouth, and shifts back into a human, blowing her up.|
|Kibwe Akinjide||Peter Mensah||-||5||8|
|Kibwe Akinjide is a chancellor of the Authority, and appears to be in charge of the Authority's bodyguards. After arriving to retrieve Russell Edgington, Kibwe brutally murders all of the humans Russell had yet to feed, including Alcide's co-worker Doug. He is present at the execution of Russell Edgington, and witnesses Russell escape and staking of Guardian Roman Zimojic. He reveals himself to be a true Sanguinista after Roman's death. When Bill slips into a religious fervor after having visions of Lilith, Bill secretly decapitates Kibwe when he finds out she has appeared to him as well.|
|Dieter Braun||Christopher Heyerdahl||-||5||6|
|Dieter Braun is a chancellor of the Authority, and appears to be in charge of the Authority's security camera system and UV lights in the cell blocks. As he watches Nora in her cell praying to Lilith, he proclaims out loud that the Vampire Bible is nothing but a book, for he knew the guy who wrote it, and he was high when he did. It is unknown if he was gloating or telling the truth. His true alliance remains with the Authority. He is present as Russell Edgington's execution, where he witnesses Russell's escape, and Roman's brutal demise. Afterwards, when the chancellors chose to follow the path of Sanguinistas, he screams blasphemy and Russell rips his head off.|
|Roman Zimojic||Christopher Meloni||5||-||5|
|Roman Zimojic is the head of the Authority. Roman's ranking in the authority is the Guardian, as in Guardian of the blood of Lilith, the first vampire created in God's image. What the vampires are holding back from the humans is they have a bible that predates the old and new testament, which states that vampires were created in God's image and humans were created to nourish vampires. The Authority focuses on mainstreaming, claiming they believe the bible is a metaphor on how to live your life in peace among humans, and are trying to take down the Sanguinistas, who believe that humans should be farmed like cattle and serve as nothing but food. However, the Authority themselves are just using mainstreaming to gain power and satisfy their ego. After what happened with the witches in season 4, the Authority issued the true deaths for Bill Compton and Eric Northman, and asked spokesperson Nan Flanagan to take them out. Eric kills her bodyguards and Bill stakes her to protect themselves, but shortly after are brought to Roman, along with chancellor Nora Gainesborough (Eric's sister), who tried to help them flee the country. Bill offers Roman an exchange: if they bring in Russell Edgington, they'll be let go. After bringing Russell in, Eric and Bill are freed and Russell is about to be executed, when we discover that someone tampered with Russell's iStake, who then rips it off and stakes Roman in front of everyone.|
|Alexander Drew||Jacob Hopkins||-||5||3|
|Alexander Drew is a chancellor of the Authority. Alexander Drew was turned vampire when he was just a child, and has remained that for years. He helped Roman Zimojic when he began to mainstream with other humans. Their close relationship came to an end when Nora Gainesborough revealed her true alliance with the Sanguinistas, and ratted out Chancellor Drew as well. The Authority find a video on his laptop of him feeding off a human woman, claiming that she's nothing but food. The video was sent by him to known enemies of the Authority with the encrypted message "In secrecy and solidarity". Chancellor Drew is staked by Roman in front of everyone as he tries to explain himself.|
Seasonal antagonists 
|Name||Actor/actress||Starring seasons||Recurring seasons||Episode Count|
|Rene Lenier/Drew Marshall||Michael Raymond-James||1||3, 4||14|
|Rene Lenier was the main antagonist of Season 1, though his malevolent nature is not revealed until the season's end. Rene is introduced as a Cajun resident of Bon Temps. He is a co-worker and close friend of Jason's. Initially, he is portrayed as an antagonist who approves of Sookie's dating a vampire. He becomes engaged to Arlene and is widely respected in Bon Temps. Unbeknownst to the locals, however, Rene is actually Drew Marshall, who had previously lived in Bunkie, Louisiana and fled that town after killing his sister Cindy in a rage after he found out she was a "fang banger". Having moved to Bon Temps, he speaks with a trained Cajun accent, lives under a false identity and uses Jason as an unwitting source to find out which women have slept with vampires. Now Bon Temps is rocked by the mysterious murders of fang bangers. Sookie is likely to be the next victim, and Bill and Sam do their best to protect her. But Rene presents himself as an ally, and it is not until he is finally alone with Sookie that his psychopathic nature is revealed. Rene attacks Sookie, and after a brutal struggle, she manages to kill him in self-defense. Later, Arlene learns she is pregnant with Rene's child and becomes distraught at the thought of carrying an "evil child".
Rene appears to Arlene in the season 4 finale and warns her about "him". Whether or not he can be believed, and to whom he is referring are left ambiguous.
|Maryann Forrester||Michelle Forbes||2||1||15|
|Maryann Forrester was the main antagonist of Season 2. Maryann Forrester is a wealthy maenad, who initially presents herself as a social worker. Drawn to Bon Temps due to the potent energy she attributes to a ritual performed by a faux voodoo doctor, she takes an interest in Tara and has Tara move in with her. She introduces Tara to Benedict Talley, a troubled man she had previously taken in to take care of and used to kill several of her victims. Throughout the second season, Maryann's true nature becomes apparent: she is devoted to Dionysus and intends to find a suitable supernatural creature to kill in his honor, hoping to bring him to earth once again. She finds pleasure in hosting giant orgies, creating mayhem and chaos and witnessing pure lust. She controls the actions of the inhabitants of Bon Temps by putting a bizarre spell on them, which turns their eyes completely black and has them do her bidding. Sookie, however, is unaffected by Maryann's spell. Maryann turns into a full-blown antagonist when she settles into Sookie's house and orders the Bon Temps residents to capture Sam Merlotte, whom she intends to sacrifice in her tribute to Dionysus. She ultimately succeeds in capturing Sam and has Eggs slide a knife in his heart, but Bill saves Sam. Sam, shifting into a white bull, has Maryann believe Dionysus has returned to earth. Hence Maryann drops her supernatural shields and Sam, still in the guise of a white bull, is able to kill Maryann for good. After she is killed the townfolk return to their senses and have no memory of what they had done under Maryann's influence and remember her simply as the elegant woman who threw wild parties. In season 5, Sookie remembers Mary Ann when she thinks about all the people in her life who believed she was not human.|
|Russell Edgington||Denis O'Hare||3, 5||-||20|
|Russell Edgington was the main antagonist of Season 3 and the secondary antagonist of Season 5. A 2,800-year-old vampire, Russell is the vampire king of Mississippi. He was born a Celt, though he speaks in German when angered. It is implied that he allied himself with Hitler during WWII, telling Eric Northman, "Adolf was right; there is a Master Race...it's just not the human race." Though often gentle and polite, he is also shown to be wrathful, manipulative, and somewhat mentally unstable (particularly after the death of his vampire progeny and consort Talbot) not recognizing the power that "the Authority" supposedly have over vampires in general, and secretly defying them (as shown when he kills the Magister). His great age means he is much stronger and faster than Eric or Bill (who Russell effortlessly defeats in single combat) or any other being in the show thus far. He can also fly.
He abducts Bill in season three in hopes of gathering intel on the queen of Louisiana, with whom he hopes to enter into a lavender marriage, not to conceal his orientation, but instead, to merge their respective kingdoms. After discovering that Sookie has unusual abilities, Russell takes an interest in her. When Bill is no longer of use to him, he orders Bill's execution, but Sookie thwarts his plans. After Eric kills Russell's consort Talbot in retaliation for Russell murdering Eric's human family centuries ago, Russell becomes hysterical and kills an anchorman on live television to address a statement to the world, in which he announces his view that vampires and humans aren't equals and vampires will rule over them. This has widespread fallout as shown in season 4 with the vampires focusing hard on improving their image. Eric, Sookie and Bill manage to dispose of Russell at the end of the third season by tricking him and burying him underneath concrete.
In the season 4 finale it is implied that Russell has escaped the concrete, when Alcide finds a mysterious hole in a parking garage floor with silver chains discarded near it.
In season 5 it is revealed that he was released from concrete by Salome, to serve her agenda. He managed to kill Roman, the Magister of the Authority and escape once more.
He was staked by Eric Northman in the finale of Season 5.
|Marnie Stonebrook||Fiona Shaw||4||-||12|
|Marnie Stonebrook was the main antagonist of Season 4. Marnie Stonebrook is a local shop-owner and palm-reader, and leader of the Wiccan coven to which Holly Cleary and Jesus Velasquez belong. A timid character, she comes under the influence of the spirit of Antonia, whose great power allows her to raise a bird from the dead. Seeing an apparent necromancer as a threat to vampires, Bill Compton sends Eric Northman to break up the meetings, but Antonia possesses Marnie to cast a spell on him wiping Eric's memories. Marnie is unsure how the spell worked, but attempts to reverse it under pressure from Pam. When Pam, impatient, becomes menacing, Antonia again inhabits Marnie, and casts a spell on Pam, disfiguring her. Marnie's students quickly abandon her as a result. Bill has Marnie captured and imprisoned in his mansion, but she admits while glamored that she has no idea how to reverse either spell. She is then fully taken over by Antonia, who plans to kill all vampires. Tara runs into her walking down a road while waiting for Pam to attack her, and they band together to get revenge on vampires. Antonia gathers the coven of Wiccans to fight against the vampire race. When the battle becomes too extreme, the others want out but she forces them to stay. After the massacre of the Tolerance Festival, Antonia is disheartened by seeing innocent casualties and leaves Marnie's body, but Marnie convinces her to rejoin her as collateral damage is to be expected, revealing a shift in her attitudes. After Marnie cold bloodedly kills a member of the coven Antonia wants out, but Marnie puts a binding spell on her drawing her back in. Jesus performs a ritual to free Antonia's spirit from Marnie. Bill shoots Marnie, killing her. However, Marnie's spirit appears before Lafayette and enters his body. She kills Jesus to steal his power and then tries to burn Eric and Bill at the stake. With the help of Holly, Sookie and Tara, the spirits of Antonia and Adele appear and convince Marnie it is time to leave the realm of the living, which she does.|
|Salome Agrippa||Valentina Cervi||5||-||11|
|Salome Agrippa was a Chancellor of the Authority, and was revealed to be Salome from the New Testament, famed for her dance of the seven veils which, according to legend, impressed her uncle, King Herrod, so much that he offered to give her anything in the world she desired. After consulting her mother, she requested the head of John the Baptist, who publicly condemned Salome's mother's remarriage to her former husband's brother as invalid. Roughly 2,100 years later, Salome tells Bill Compton a different version of the story; her mother used her new husband's "fondness for teenage virgins" as a political tool to eliminate her adversary, and the so-called dance was rather the delivery of Salome to the King's bed, resulting in rape. Salome cites the humans of her youth as "far more savage than any vampires [she] has known." Salome was the main antagonist of Season 5. She was lovers with Roman Zimojic, who uses her as his secret weapon: to seduce Bill Compton and Eric Northman. She has claimed to have been lifelong friends with Nora Gainesborough, who is revealed to be involved with the Sanguinistas, who believe Lilith will rise and everyone against her will pay. Salome's true alliance remained with the Sanguinistas, as she's the one who freed Russell Edgington, lied about injecting him with silver, and tampered with his iStake, resulting in his escape, and the murder of Roman Zimojic. After Roman's death she became the new Guardian. In the season 5 finale, after the remaining Chancellors are pitted against each other by Lilith through visions in which she tells each of them that only one can lead them, Salome, believing herself to be the true chosen one, as she is the strongest and most devout believer in Lilith, drinks the vial believed to be filled with Lilith's blood so that she can carry out her will, which she refers to as "The Rapture," but her blood was replaced by Bill's with his own and mixed with silver. Soon after, as Salome lay dying, she accepts her fate, and says to Bill, "Lilith chose wisely." Bill stakes her and consumes the blood himself, appearing to die and be reborn, thus fulfilling Salome's prophecy.
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