True Blood: Shapeshifters, Fairies
6.81. Sam Trammell
First appearance: "Strange Love"
Occupation: Bar owner
Family: Tommy Mickens (brother), Melinda (biological mother)
Sam 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 initially showing support for equal vampire rights and selling Tru Blood at his bar) feels as though vampires and humans should be separate whether they're equals or not. Despite his distrust of Bill, he saves Bill's life at the end of the first season by burying his charred body to hide it from the sunlight.
Sam has a brief relationship with Tara Thornton during the first season, but by the time Maryann Forester returns to Bon Temps the two have gone their separate ways romantically. Sam is also a shapeshifter, often watching over Sookie in the form of a dog, and the first supernatural introduced to the series that isn't a vampire.
He keeps his nature as a shapeshifter hidden from Bon Temps, and (though vampires appear to be able to recognize what he is on sight) Sookie is the only human resident to know his secret during the first season.
In Season 4, Sam said he was attending an anger management group. Although the group Sam attends is not actually an anger management group it is a group where Sam can talk about his feelings and etc. The group consists of three other shapeshiters Emory, Suzanne, and Luna who Sam seems to be attracted to, she too shows interest in Sam as well but doesn't speak much about her past.
6.22. Marshall Allman
Family: Melinda (mother), Joe Lee Mickens(the husband of Melinda) & Sam Merlotte (brother)
First appearance: "Beautifully Broken"
Tommy Mickens is Sam's brother who first appears in Bad Blood. He is seen to be more in control of his shape-shifting abilities than Sam is. 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 hated him at first, but after spending time with him he begins to enjoy having Sam for a brother to the point where he asks Sam to let him stay with him after a fight with his father, Joe Lee. Sam also gives Tommy a job at Merlotte's.
It is revealed in "Hitting The Ground" that Joe Lee uses Tommy and his mother (in the past) in dog fights in order to gain money. Once Sam discovers this, he persuades Tommy to leave his parents and stay with him and Tommy accepts.
When Tommy tells Sam that he lost his family because of him and he has no way to make it in the world, Sam suggests he get a job. Tommy confesses to Sam that he is illiterate. Doubting that Sam will shoot him, Tommy picks up the bag of money and leaves; Sam's gun fires toward him.
Tommy survived the gunshot from Sam, but damaged his leg. He moved in with Maxine Fortenberry who treats him like a son; due to the absence of Hoyt. A year later, he still pretends he's unable to walk in order to receive special treatment.
7.53. Joe Manganiello
Species: Human werewolf
First appearance: "It Hurts Me Too"
Occupation: Owns construction company
Family: Janice Herveaux (Sister)
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 towards Eric Northman.
Alcide is one of the few good werewolves introduced thus far. He is handsome and has an ongoing attraction with Sookie. He admits to Sookie early on that he used to be in love with his ex Debbie who is a shifter and now a werewolf groupie. She led people to believe she left him because he didn't want a baby. She also says he wasn't man enough and left him for Coot. 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.
7.34. Janina Gavankar
6.45. Brit Morgan
First appearance: "9 Crimes"
Debbie Pelt is a werewolf and Alcide's ex-girlfriend. After breaking up with Alcide, she becomes engaged to Coot. While Sookie becomes convinced it is possible to reunite Alcide and Debbie, Debbie becomes a member of Coot's pack in a bizarre initiation ceremony. At this ceremony, Sookie and Alcide discover Russell Edgington, a vampire who employs werewolves to carry out missions for him, supplies this pack with V.
After Sookie, Tara and Alcide free Bill in episode 7, Debbie reappears and threatens to kill Sookie, but is stopped by Tara. When Coot enters the scene, Alcide fatally shoots him, causing Debbie to vow vengeance upon Alcide.
In season 4 she has rekindled her relationship with Alcide and living with him, sober and reformed.
6.36. Lindsay Pulsipher
First appearance: Beautifully Broken
A werepanther living in the inbred commune of Hotshot, she becomes involved with Jason after he sees her during a drug raid on Hotshot. She seems to be heavily 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 a kidnapper of Jason with the intent to turn him into a werepanther in order to breed with him and continue the werepanther bloodline.
6.27. Michelle Forbes
First appearance: "I Don't Wanna Know"
Last appearance: "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Maryann Forrester was a Maenad. Donning a bull's head helmet, she was a mysterious and powerful immortal being who worshiped the god Dionysus. Maryann had the power to transform into a clawed bull-like monster and manipulate human beings. She was the main antagonist for Season 2.
An enraged Maryann pursues Sookie into the woods, only to be stopped by a large white bull, which she takes to be her god finally answering her summons. She is surprised when the bull impales her with one of its horns, asking if it means she is to be the final sacrifice to bring her god into the world. She accepts that her god wants her to die, thus dropping her immortality shield, and lets herself be ravaged by the bull, only to be shocked again when the bull morphs into a healed Sam who is ripping out her heart.
A distraught Maryann's last words are "Was there no god?"; Sam and Bill's deception had worked, as they had tricked Maryann into vulnerability. Sam then crushes her heart in his hand, causing her body to instantly decay into a skeletal, black corpse. Bill appears shortly after and reveals Sam had agreed to be stabbed if Bill would heal him after Sookie distracted Maryann.
8.38. Rebecca Wisocky
First appearance: "She's Not There"
Queen Mab is a fairy introduced in Season 4.
As a full-blooded fairy, the complete extent of Mab's powers are not yet known. Claudine is capable of performing fae magic - the most obvious being photokinesis in which she manipulates light energy as a form of attack against enemies. Mab might be able to do these things too, but she is also capable of telepathy, the ability to hear the thoughts of others and communicate mentally. She is physically stronger then a human, and can shapeshift, changing herself to appear more human-like and beautiful.
She can also control the appearance of the Fae Realm to appear more appealing and beautiful, as well as manipulating the landscape that forms the portal between the human and fae realms.
7.59. Lara Pulver
6.910. J. Smith-Cameron
First appearance: "Beautifully Broken"
Melinda Mickens is Sam's biological mother, who gave him up for adoption. She is also the mother of Tommy, and the wife of Joe Lee. She is seen as a poor mother, who tries to use Sam to get things from him. She is a shifter, like her sons. It is revealed that she is scared to leave Joe Lee, since it is him that had previously pushed her into dogfighting for money and now she expects Tommy to do the same because she is too old. She apparently dies at Tommy's hand while trying to come between Tommy and Joe Lee as they fight
7.311. Chloe Noelle
5.112. Christina Moore
Suzanne McKittrick is a shapeshifter who appears in Season 4.
Suzanne attends group sessions with Emory, Sam, and Luna. They sit around and discuss their bad tempers, then undress to shift into horses. Suzanne talks about how she once turned into a chicken at an egg farm to protest the mistreatment of animals.
First appearance: "She's Not There"
7.513. Chris Butler
6.114. Ashley Jones
First appearance: "Nothing but the Blood"
Last appearance: "Timebomb"
Cause/reason of death: killed by Benedict Talley while under Maryann Forrester's control
Daphne Landry is a waitress hired at Merlotte's when Sookie Stackhouse leaves for Dallas in season two. She claims to have some experience working at the Cracker Barrel in Alexandria, Louisiana during her interview, though (despite an obvious effort) she proves to be consistently inept in accomplishing what's expected of her as a waitress. She is revealed to have strange claw marks on her back that are eventually revealed to be a trademark of Maryann Forrester's; also found on Miss Jeanette's corpse and inflicted on Sookie early on in season two.
After beginning to tentatively flirt with Sam Merlotte, she reveals that not only does she know that he's a shapeshifter, but that she's a shapeshifter as well. The two begin a romance soon after, but when Daphne lures Sam to one of Maryann's bacchanalia, it becomes clear that their relationship was all a plan to trap Sam for her mistress in the first place. As Daphne is unable to secure Sam as a sacrifice, a possessed "Eggs" Talley carves out her heart at Maryann's command instead.
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