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True Blood: Vampires

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Average listal rating (383 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
1. Alexander Skarsgård
Eric Northman

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Escape from the Dragon House"
Occupation: Vampire sheriff, bar owner, Viking warrior in human life
Family: Godric (maker, deceased), Pam (progeny)

Eric Northman is the Sheriff of Area 5, a vampire district in Louisiana. A Swedish Viking warrior in life, he is over 1,000 years old and is a powerful 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. Immensely strong and the oldest vampire in Louisiana, he rips a man into pieces during the second season.

In the eleventh episode of the second season, he admits to finding children "delicious" and flies through the air unaided. As sheriff he enforces vampire law, a duty that includes bringing Bill Compton to be tried by the Magister for killing a fellow vampire: Longshadow. Eric and Bill are portrayed as being in a strained form of conflict; Eric wanting Sookie but being unable to take her due to vampire etiquette, and Bill unable to act on his anger toward Eric due to being a vampire subject to Eric's jurisdiction as sheriff.

In season 4, Eric loses his memory due to a spell.


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Average listal rating (159 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
2. Stephen Moyer
William "Bill" Compton

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Strange Love"
Family: Caroline Compton (wife, deceased), Two children (deceased),Lorena (maker, deceased), Jessica Hamby (progeny)
Occupation: Vampire king of Louisiana

Bill Compton is a vampire with whom Sookie falls in love, and is a main protagonist in the series. Turned during the American Civil War against his will, Bill shows a remarkable and unusual compassion for human life. He is outwardly expressive of his emotions and holds on to memories of his past human life, behaviors that are unique amongst his vampire peers. Many times, Bill risks his life and standing in vampire society to protect Sookie from the dangers their relationship has brought on. Toward the end of the first season, he kills a vampire in order to save Sookie's life, and is forced by the Vampire authorities to "turn" a teenage girl named Jessica in order to replenish their ranks.

After killing Sophie-Anne with Nan Flanagan's help, Bill is now vampire king of Louisiana.
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Average listal rating (461 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
3. Deborah Ann Woll
Jessica Hamby

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "I Don't Wanna Know"
Family: Jordan Hamby (father), Mrs Hamby (mother), Eden Hamby (sister), Bill Compton (maker)

Jessica Hamby is a young vampire turned by Bill Compton as decreed by the vampire tribunal.

Having been raised in an overly strict family, she relishes the freedom that comes with being a vampire, but her petulant attitude tries Bill's patience. During season two, Jessica finds a love interest in Hoyt Fortenberry, however their relationship is put under strain when after a fight she attacks his mother. Distraught after her fight with Hoyt and his mother she feeds on a trucker, accidentally killing him.

She is currently a hostess at Merlotte's and is in a relationship with Hoyt Fortenberry.


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Average listal rating (99 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
4. Kristin Bauer van Straten
Pamela Swynford De Beaufort

Pam, made into a vampire by Eric before the events of the series, is introduced during the first season as his loyal (albeit lazy) assistant and the bouncer at Fangtasia. Though Pam's background has largely not been explored within True Blood, she and Eric occasionally speak to one another in Swedish. She also has claimed that she used to be a prostitute "a long, long time ago".



Cynical and apparently devoid of feelings, she is often by Eric's side but does not accompany him to Dallas in the second season. After Lafayette is healed by Eric's blood, she enlists him to sell V for Eric. Throughout the series, Pam often displays lesbian or bisexual tendencies.


Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Escape from Dragon House"
Occupation: Bouncer, Eric's second-hand
Family: Eric Northman (maker)
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Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
5. Allan Hyde
Godric [DECEASED]

Godric was the vampire sheriff of Area 9, a designation for an area including Dallas, Texas. Despite being at least 2,000 years old, he still possesses the same body he had when he died: that of a teenage boy with tribal tattoos.



He is depicted as being friendly toward humans, interested in their well-being, and supportive of a peaceful co-existence between vampires and human beings. Eric Northman claims "there are none above him in the New World," referring to the physical power he has accumulated as the oldest vampire in North America.


Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Never Let Me Go"
Occupation: Vampire sheriff
Family: Eric Northman (progeny)
Cause/reason of death: Destroyed, commits suicide by exposing himself to sunlight.

Godric appears as a supporting character during seasons 2, 3, and 4.
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Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
6. Jessica Tuck
Nan Flanagan

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Strange Love"
Occupation: American Vampire League spokesperson



Nan Flanagan is the spokesperson for the American Vampire League and has intermittently been shown being interviewed on televised news programs within the series. 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.

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.


Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
7. Aaron Perilo
Blackburn

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Me and the Devil"
Occupation: Vampire sheriff

Blackburn is one of Louisiana's vampire sheriffs. An ancient vampire with a violent attitude and an insatiable blood lust. As both a sheriff and a very old acquaintance of Eric Northman and Bill Compton's, he travels to Bon Temps at the special request of his king to deal with the escalating necromancy crisis.

Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
8. Denis O'Hare
Russell Edgington

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Beautifully Broken"
Occupation: the Vampire King of Mississippi and Louisiana
Spouse(s): Talbot (consort & progeny, deceased), Sophie-Anne Leclerq (wife)

Russell Edgington is the Vampire King of Mississippi and the main antagonist of season three. His consort is Talbot, who acts as a deceptively gracious host to guests at their opulent mansion. Russell first appears to "rescue" Bill Compton from a pack of werewolves, only to reveal that the werewolves are in his employ and that they were sent to bring Bill to Jackson for an audience with the King.



Russell extends his hospitality to Bill - in the form of dinner and a silver-lined room - whom he wishes to recruit into his service. Russell is aware of Sophie-Anne's illegal activities in Louisiana and hopes to blackmail her into marrying him, thus uniting their two territories. Ironically, it is revealed in "9 Crimes" that he is supplying his own blood to the werewolves who serve him.

The Fate of Russell is unknown as he is last seen being buried down in cement by Bill and Eric to live and go mad for 100 Years to think of what he has done and what he has lost. His last words were directed to Eric, saying,"You will regret this Eric, I will be back!"


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Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
9. Valerie Cruz
Isabel

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Never Let Me Go"
Last appearance: "I Will Rise Up"
Occupation: Vampire lieutenant



Isabel is a lieutenant of Godric's introduced during the second season. She and Stan bicker constantly throughout the investigation in Dallas, much to Eric's frustration. At one point, Stan mentions that she has been working for Godric for forty years. She has a human boyfriend, Hugo, who accompanies Sookie when she infiltrates the Fellowship of the Sun, but is revealed to be an informant and traitor of Godric's.



In a conversation with Eric, she describes her interest in Hugo as being like "a science experiment," however even after the discovery of Hugo's treachery she admits to still loving him (prompting Godric to reduce his punishment from execution to banishment).

During a meeting with Nan Flanagan that results in Godric's resignation, he recommends that Isabel take his position as the sheriff of Area Nine. Whether or not she becomes Godric's replacement after his suicide is unclear. Her appearance in "I Will Rise Up" suggests that she does not follow Hugo into exile.

Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
10. James Frain
Franklin Mott [DECEASED]

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Beautifully Broken"
Last appearance: "Everything Is Broken"
Occupation: Private Investigator
Family: Unknown


Franklin is a vampire who works for Russell Edgington. He is first seen entering Merlotte's and having a one-night stand with Tara. He then reveals his true colors when he blackmails Jessica into telling him all she knows about Bill. He then bites and ties up Tara and takes her to Russell's mansion.

He is emotionally unstable and wants Tara to become his vampire bride. In order for Tara to escape and find Sookie, she mercilessly bludgeons him using a medieval morning star. His death has not been confirmed but Talbot did complain about having to "clean Franklin's brain matter from the sheets". Despite his injuries, which include a crushed skull, he survives. In the episode "Everything is Broken", Franklin Mott finds Tara in the parking lot of Merlotte's. While he is choking her, Jason shoots him in the heart with a wooden bullet, finally destroying him.


Average listal rating (716 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
11. Evan Rachel Wood
Sophie Anne [DECEASED]

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Frenzy"
Last appearance: "You Smell Like Dinner"
Occupation: Vampire queen of Louisiana
Cause/reason of death: Destroyed by AVL snipers



Sophie-Anne is the vampire queen of Louisiana and is introduced to the series at the end of the second season. She describes herself as having been turned before the Industrial Revolution. She keeps a number of vampire and human attendants as a retinue, resides in lavish home protected by a cadre of bodyguards, is highly sensual in her behavior, and also exhibits bisexual tendencies. Bill and Eric each visit her for information on killing maenads once Maryann has taken control of Bon Temps.

It is revealed during the last episode of the second season that she is the one forcing Eric to sell Vampire blood.


After Edgington's disappearance, the Queen gained control of both the Louisiana and Mississipi vampire territories. Sophie-Anne's renewed reign would not last long however, as she was lured into a trap by her subject Bill Compton, who was secretly an agent of the American Vampire League, and killed by AVL snipers

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Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
12. Ed Quinn
Stan Baker [DECEASED]

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Never Let Me Go"
Last appearance: "I Will Rise Up"
Occupation: Vampire lieutenant



Stan was the leader of a group of rogue vampires who desired direct and violent action against the Fellowship of the Sun. Contrary to Godric's message of peace and tolerance toward humans, Stan and his supporters murdered the church's leader Theodore Newlin, his wife and baby daughter, and made it look like a car accident.

Stan was a blood thirsty and violent vampire, as such he did not understand why Godric was so sympathetic toward humans. He often acted on impulse, wanting to storm the Fellowship of the Sun and kill all its members despite the bad press it would bring to vampires. Isabel was Stan's opposite. She was less impulsive and more well thought out.

Stan was often seen bickering with Isabel and was even suspected of killing Godric for the control of Area 9 by Eric and Isabel. These suspicions were soon proved wrong when Godric reappeared and told the vampires he let the Fellowship take him willingly. During Godric's party at his nest, Stan was killed by Luke McDonald during a suicide bomb explosion.

Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
13. Mariana Klaveno
Lorena Krasiki [DECEASED]

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Sparks Fly Out"
Last appearance: "Hitting the Ground"
Family: Bill Compton (progeny), István (maker)
Cause/reason of death: Staked to death by Sookie Stackhouse with help from Bill Compton.

Lorena is first introduced during flash back sequences to Bill's birth as a vampire in the first season, but is featured more prominently during season two.

She gives Bill the "gift" of eternal life over a century before the events of the series when he is returning from service during the American Civil War. After Bill is made a vampire, the two live as lovers for approximately 70 years (Bill indicates to Sookie that he was turned in 1865, and a flashback scene from "Release Me" shows Bill and Lorena breaking up in 1935) before parting ways. Bill's refusal to adopt Lorena's disregard for human life makes their relationship miserable. Lorena is at first incredulous when Bill reveals this to her, but she reluctantly releases her hold on him when he threatens to commit suicide if she will not.

Lorena was a recurring antagonist on Season 2 and 3 but was finally destroyed by Sookie Stackhouse and Bill.

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Average listal rating (58 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
14. Zeljko Ivanek
The Magister [DECEASED]


First appearance: "I Don't Wanna Know"
Last appearance: "Hitting the Ground"
Species: Vampire
Occupation: Judge

Magnus (also known as The Magister) is a vampire judge who presides over all the vampires of North America. During the first season, he tries and sentences Bill for murdering Longshadow, a fellow vampire. As punishment for the crime, he forces Bill to sire Jessica in order to replace the vampire he's killed during a time when their numbers are so important. In season 3 he tasks Sophie Anne and Eric with finding out who is selling vampire blood and their source. Although he is suspicous that they are the actual culprits he nonetheless takes their innocence at face value. In episode 7, he is forced by Russell to officiate a marriage between Russell and Queen Sophie-Anne. After the deed is done, Russell uses Magnus' cane to decapitate him.

Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
15. Theo Alexander
Talbot [DECEASED]


First appearance: "Beautifully Broken"
Species: Vampire
Occupation: Vampire consort of Mississippi
Family: Russell Edgington (maker)
Spouse(s): Russell Edgington
Last appearance: "Night on the Sun"
Cause/reason of death: Staked by Eric Northman

Talbot is Russell Edgington's consort, turned by him some 700 years ago. He is seen to be very sensitive, taking interruptions to his carefully planned dinners and damage to his mansion very personally. Talbot has a liking for Eric Northman and seems to be totally uninterested in Russell's political plans.



In episode 8, his anger over Russell's reaches a boling point and he starts to break the artifacts Russell has collected over the centuries. Eric agrees to spend time with him while Russell is out of town to calm him down. However, once they are alone Eric seduces him and stakes Talbot from behind, killing him.

Average listal rating (214 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
16. Stephen Root
Eddie Gautier [DECEASED]

Species: Vampire
First appearance: "The Fourth Man in the Fire"
Last appearance: "Scratches"


Eddie Gautier is the vampire who supplies Lafayette with V in the first season. Before the series takes place, his relationship with his wife falls apart because he's gay. After he is kicked out of their house, his lack of good looks and sex appeal makes him unable to find a relationship with any human male. He becomes a vampire hoping that doing so would improve his dating life, but he continues to lead a sedentary existence as he is unable to glamor others.

He spends most of his time watching television and supplying Lafayette with his blood in return for sexual favors (under the misconception that Lafayette has genuine affection for him). He is kidnapped by Jason and Amy to use as a blood supply, and is later staked by Amy after Jason attempts to free him. During the second season, Jason has a nightmare in which he wakes up to find Eddie lying beside him in the barracks at the Fellowship of the Sun.


Cause/reason of death: Destroyed, staked by Amy Burley

~thanks to moviebuff15

Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
17. Raoul Trujillo
Longshadow [DECEASED]


Species: Vampire
First appearance: "Escape from Dragon House"
Last appearance: "Plaisir D'Amour"


Longshadow is the bartender at Fangtasia. In season one, Sookie discovers that he's been stealing money from the bar when she reads the mind of a waitress working there named Ginger. Longshadow glamors Ginger when she discovers what he's been doing. Bill stakes Longshadow in order to save Sookie's life when he attacks her for revealing his treachery, and this murder means that Bill now must be punished by the local vampires.

~thanks to Hillaviina


 

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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jun 29 3:05
james frain played the librarian in ''where the heart is'' with natalie portman as the girl who gave birth in wal-mart---i think he is cute?---
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jun 29 9:01
Um, yes he sure is.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jul 2 2:27
Cool list, glad o know I'm not alone in my obsession
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Aug 3 16:44
How about Eddie Gauthier, the middle-aged gay vampire, who gets tortured and staked to death by Amy Burley in the first season (while Amy pulls idiot Jason by the balls?) I liked him. That's all the vampires I can think of, you got the rest (and some I haven't seen yet.)
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jan 2 23:26
How about Longshadow? :)
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Dec 16 0:36
lol Russell Rocks!!
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 27 6:56
True Blood vampires are defiantly badasses. Eric Northman rules. But the woman are so sexy. Jessica, Pam and Queen Sophie are so damn beautiful. Great list.

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