Welcome! You will find some
unusual....ah....partners here. This is the dance hall, but
beware - some of the patrons have fangs!
Those Who Lead.....
- Anita Blake - Zombie Queen. Lupa. LČoparde
LionnČ. The Executioner. She loves a master vampire and
an alpha werewolf. She raises zombies for a living and
works with the police on prenatural investigations during
her spare time. She collects stuffed penguins. Anita is
outspoken, overly suspicious, and in over head with
creepy, crawly monsters. She's a vampires human servant,
a necromancer, and not much of a cook. Not to mention a
part of a triumvirate. Incredibly loyal, Anita will kill
to protect those she loves. Accused of being trigger
happy, Anita never leaves home without her gun. She's had
some problems as of late, one of the more unusual of them
being the fact that she is haunted by the munin
(think "ghost") of the old werewolf lupa,
- Richard Zeeman - He's an alpha werewolf, leader of
the pack. Tall, dark, and incredibly handsome Richard
loathes himself, his beast. Richard is a nice guy, a Jr.
High School teacher. He doesn't want to hurt anyone, but
he can't control the pack without bruising a few bodies.
He's bound to Jean-Claude and Anita for an eternity
which, as Anita so quaintly put it, is "a long time
to bitch at each other."
- Jean-Claude - Jean-Claude is incredibly handsome,
even for a vampire. Probably because his line is
descended from Belle Morte, Beautiful Death. He is the
Master of the City. He's managed to make Anita Blake his
human servant twice(long story.....) though he's ended up
a part of a triumvirate with Richard Zeeman, alpha
werewolf, in the process. The wheels are always turning
in Jean-Claude's head. Power and prestige are the least
of his goals. He destroyed the Council member Earthmover.
The triumvirate has given Jean-Claude more power than
even he hoped and it seems highly unlikely anyone will
challenge him for his position.
- Edward - If Anita is The Executioner then Edward
is Death. He started as an assassin who killed humans,
but they were too easy so he moved on to lycanthropes and
vampires. Edward is cold and calculating. He'll do
anything for money. His values are a little odd, but he
follows his own set of rules to a tee. Edward is
vindictive as hell and very dangerous. However, he seems
to have a sort of affection for Anita; After all, he
turned down half a million dollars that was offered to
him to kill her. But that was then. Should Edward have
to, he wouldn't be above torturing or even killing his
only friend. He may not enjoy it, but he would do it.
Edward is also known as Ted Forrester, a legal bounty
hunter. Whether this is his real name or not has yet to
- Asher - Asher and Jean-Claude traveled in Europe
years ago with Asher's human servant, Julianna. It was
the closet thing Jean-Claude ever had to a family. Asher
had a grudge against Jean-Claude because Jean-Claude was
unable to help Asher and Juliana when they taken by the
church. Juliana was burned as a witch, but Jean-Claude
managed to save Asher who was hideously disfigured by
holy water being pored drop by drop onto his flesh in an
attempt to "save" his soul. Asher is working on
over coming his anger towards his former friend. It was
Anita who convinced Asher to give up his grudge and he
stayed behind in St. Louis after the Council left.
- Larry Kirkland - Larry is an animator and vampire
executioner wanna-be. Anita is desperately trying to talk
him out of it while teaching him the ropes. He's her side
kick. Larry isn't much of a shooter, but he has backed
Anita up in some dangerous situations including when she
went up against Serephina and Xavier. He has several
scars and has taken a lot of falls, but still wants to
slay vampires for a living.
- Jason - A member of Richards pack and
Jean-Claude's wolf Jason's loyalties are divided between
his Ulfric and Master. Jason serves as a snack to the
vampires, Jean-Claude especially. He's into tight leather
and has a recent fear of people(vampires.....) rotting on
him. Jason likes to tease Anita and has been tempted to
take a bite out of her on several occasions.
- Rafael - Rafael is the rat king. He helped Anita
break into Nickolaos' lair and she is under his
protection. The two have a strange friendship formed
mostly of violence. Anita saved Rafael from the Council
after they skinned him.
- Rudolf Storr - He's the of RPIT and commonly
called Dolph. He's trying to learn all he can form Anita
in order to be a better cop(he is in the prenatural crime
unit, so he needs some help) Dolph is tough as nails
tries to follow the book. He trusts Anita less since he
found out she was sleeping with a vampire.
Those Who Follow.....
- Damian - Damian is ancient, but will never be a
master. Anita accidentally raised him as a zombie. That
bond helped her to save his life later on. Damian is
terrified of Anita and the hold she has on him. However,
that hold has caused Damian to fall for savvy
necromancer. This could cause an uncountable number of
problems because Anita isn't interested in him and she is
dating Damian's master.......
- Jamil - Jamil is Richard's Sk–ll, his top
enforcer. Jamil was an enforcer for Marcus before that.
Richard left him alive to help smooth over the transition
from Marcus' reign to Richard's. Jamil is dangerous and
deadly. Richard earned his respect after he kept him
alive after Marcus' death.
- Shang-Da - Along with Jamil, Shang-Da is one of
Richard's enforcers. He's loyal to the death and has
recently warmed up to Anita. He transferred from a San
Francisco pack and is rather comfortable with guns.
- Louis "Louie" Fane - Louie is a wererat
and Richard's best friend. He risked his life and secret
to save Anita from the vampire Gretchen. Louie is
currently dating Anita's best friend Veronica
- Veronica "Ronnie" Sims - Ronnie is
Anita's best friend. They work out on weekends and go
shopping together. Ronnie has become more a shooter since
knowing Anita(both times she has killed someone has been
to save Anita's life) Ronnie is a private detective and
is dating Richard's best friend, Louie Fane.
- Sylvie - Sylvie is Richard's Geri, second in
command. She achieved this position by killing the first
person she challenged. Everyone else just stepped aside
and let her climb the ladder rather than risk losing
their lives. After Anita saved her form the Council
Sylvie promised not to challenge Richard. Sylvie is
currently dating a fellow lycanthrope, Gwen.
- Gwen - Gwen is a werewolf and Sylvie's girlfriend.
She also happens to be a psychologist.
- Stephen - Stephen is a member of Richards pack and
is on the bottom of the power structure. He is a stripper
at Guilty Pleasures and has a twin brother, Gregory, who
is a wereleopard. Stephen is under Anita's protection.
- Gregory - Gregory is Stephen's twin brother. He's
also a wereleopard. Gregory has done a lot of bad things,
mostly while working under Gabriel. He handed his own
brother over to Raina to be tortured. However, after
finding out that Anita was the new Nimir-ra he refused to
rape Sylvie, the wolves Geri.
- Nathaniel - As member of the pard Gabriel made him
into a prostitute and he was very good at it. Nathaniel
needs someone to tell him what to do. He accepts Anita as
Nimir-ra and would like to have sex with her, though
Anita refused him. In order to help him Anita used
Raina's munin to heal him. Though he's a bit of a
wimp, Nathaniel is loyal to Anita.
- Willie McCoy - Anita knew Willie before he became
a vampire and she has feelings for him. He's her friend.
Willie is one of the vampires Anita accidentally called
from his coffin. Unlike Damian, this hasn't seemed to
affect him any. Willie is dating Hannah, a fellow
- Hannah - Hannah is Willie McCoy's vampire
- Catherine Maison - Catherine is a lawyer and one
of Anita's friends. It was because of Catherine that
Anita agreed to help Nickolaos - Anita didn't want to see
her friend hurt. Anita likes her so much she even wore a
puffy pink dress to Catherine's wedding.
- Zane - Zane took over after Gabriel died, but
lacked the power to keep the pard together. He cried
tears of joy when Anita came to the hospital to save
Nathaniel. She is his Nimir-ra and Zane is quite willing
to lay down his life for her.
- Zerbrowski - A member of RPIT Zerbrowski is known
for his sense of humor. He's always pulling Anita's chain
and, even though he's married, flirts shamelessly. The
two are friends.
- Cherry - Christine "Cherry" is a
wereleopard, a member of the pard. Before it was common
knowledge that she was a shape shifter Cherry was a
nurse. Her abilities have come in useful on several
occasions, including one nearly fatal shooting incident
where she saved the life of fellow pard Zane. Cherry is
very loyal to her fellow wereleopards and accepts Anita
as her Nimir-ra, though she doesn't understand why Anita
took the job.
- Bert Vaughn - He's the head of Animators, Inc. To
Anita, her boss is a pain in the ass. He'll do almost
anything for money and is always handing Anita cases that
are out of her job description. Bert is a great business
man, but knows shit about raising the dead. He threatens
to fire Anita on a regular basis, but can't because she's
the reason everyone comes to Animators, Inc. Anita spends
a good deal of time trying to annoy Bert.
- Tammy Reynolds - Tammy is a witch who also happens
to be a cop. She works with RPIT. Her and Anita don't get
along too well. She is currently dating Larry Kirkland.
- Malcolm - He's the undead Billy Graham. Malcolm is
the head of The Church of Eternal Life, one of the
fastest growing religions in the country. He doesn't
condone killing and is a master vampire.
- Monica Vespucci - Monica betrayed Catherine to the
vampires and Anita's never forgotten it(in fact, she
threatened to kill Monica after that) Monica was married
to Robert, one of Jean-Claude's vampires, and is pregnant
with his baby.
- Buzz - Buzz is a bouncer at Guilty Pleasures. He
is a vampire.
- Lillian - She's a wererat and a doctor. She spends
a lot of time patching up her fellow lycanthropes in
secret so that their identities don't get out.
- Charlotte Zeeman - Richard's mother is loud and
wears the pants in the family. She's very protective of
her children and doesn't always listen to reason.
- Daniel Zeeman - Daniel is Richard's baby brother.
He was one of the first to know that Richard was a
- Dead Dave - Dave was kicked off the police force
after he, well, died. He now runs a bar in the vampire
district. Dave is bitter about being kicked off the
force, but still likes to help out. He tries to help
Anita as much as possible and the police watch out for
him since he use to be theirs(His bar was given a
uniformed guard when HAV was out to destroy all vampires
on the anniversary of the Day of Cleansing)
- Vivian - A member of the wereleopards and Stephens
new girl friend Vivian is very timid. She suffered
greatly at the hands of Padma and his son during the
- Mrs. Pringle - Mrs. Pringle was Anita's neighbor
when she was living in her apartment. She was elderly and
the two were friends. Mrs. Pringle's dog once alerted
Anita to a hitman waiting in her apartment.
- Gretchen - Gretchen was brought over by
Jean-Claude. She loves him, but the sentiment is not
returned. She attacked Anita in an attempt to get her to
stay away from Jean-Claude. As punishment her master
confined her to a coffin lined with crosses.
- Padma - A member of the Council Padma has the
ability to control all lycanthropes, making him very
dangerous. He gave up his only son to appease Anita's
- Balthasar - The human servant to The Traveler.
They are lovers.
- The Traveler - A member of the Council. He has the
ability to enter other bodies and take control. He was
very impressed with Anita who not only broke his hold,
but was naive enough to appeal to his sense of honor as a
"ruler" of vampire kind.
- Melanie - Melanie is a lamia, one of the last of
her kind. She was a servant(slave?) to Oliver before his
- John Burke - John is an animator at Animators,
Inc. He and Anita are almost equal in power, but
customers prefer Anita over him and it hurts his ego. The
two of them tried dating for a while, but things didn't
work out - John couldn't handle the fact that Anita is a
female version of him. John practices voodoo. His late
brother, Peter Burke, was also an animator at Animators,
- Verne - Ulfric to the Oak Tree Clan in Tennessee.
- Marianne - She is the clan witch to Verne's pack
and helps Anita learn to control the munin.
Those Who Will Never
- Phillip - Phillip was a striper at Guilty
Pleasures. He was attacked at a young age by a vampire
called Valentine. Because of that attack Phillip became a
vampire junkie. Nickolaos ordered him to seduce Anita,
but it didn't work. Anita did begin to have feelings for
him, but he was killed by Nickolaos and later raised as a
zombie. Anita laid him to rest and sometimes has
nightmares about his throat being slit.
- Valentine - Valentine was responsible for some of
Anita's worst scars. He also jumped the Guilty pleasure
stripper Phillip when he was young and made him a vampire
junkie. Valentine and Anita had believed each other dead
until they ran into one another at the Circus of the
Damned. Valentine is now dead.
- Yvette - Psycho vampire. 'Nuff said.
- Oliver - Known to the vampire world as "The
Earthmover" Oliver wanted to go back to the days
when vampires were hunted because he feared that
legalization would lead to too many vampires and not
enough....food. He was killed during a battle between
Jean-Claude's forces and his own.
- Karl Inger - Karl was Oliver's human servant.
- Alejandro - Alejandro was an Aztec master vampire
who worked with Oliver. He managed to make Anita Blake
his human servant, erasing Jean-Claude's first marks.
Anita risked her life and, rather than kill Jean-Claude,
ripped Alejandro's heart out and crushed it. Edward
performed CPR on her until the paramedics arrived and she
- Marcus - Marcus was a surgeon and in love with
Raina. He was the werewolves Ulfric before Richard. He
tried to have Anita killed while she was dating Richard
to make his opponent easier to kill(Richard would be
grieving during the battle) As it is, Marcus was killed
by Richard and eaten by the pack.
- Raina - Raina was one sick puppy. She loved sex
and been with almost every man in the pack as well as a
good deal of the pard. She masterminded a series of
pornographic films starring lycanthropes as well as one
snuff film. She tried to make a second snuff film with
Anita as the star, but Anita managed to escape and kill
Raina. Raina owned the Lunatic Cafe, an unofficial
meeting place for lycanthropes and a werewolf hangout.
She was incredibly powerful, using sex as her main tool
of manipulation. Raina now exists as a munin (a
type of ghost) and occasionally torments Anita.
- Gabriel - Gabriel was the leader of the pard. He
was into pain - it turned him on. Knowing this Anita
managed to convince him to free her during a jam and she
killed him. Gabriel starred in many of Raina's porno
films and pimped out the wereleopards as he saw fit.
- Robert - Robert worked for Jean-Claude, but had a
tendency to mess up an awful lot. He was killed, but
before he died he married Monica Vesspucci and got her
- Fernando - He was Padma's son and tortured quite a
few of the lycanthropes. He also raped Sylvie, the
werewolves Geri. Anita turned him over to the wolves for
- Liv - Liv betrayed Jean-Claude and his people to
the Council. Anita gave her over to Sylvie so that the
werewolf could kill her.
- Alfred - Starred in a snuff film. Anita killed him
to prove to Marcus that she wasn't bluffing. The pack ate
- Theresa - Theresa worked for Nickolaos, but was
killed by the vampire serial murderer.
- Elizabeth - She ruled the wereleopards
before Gabriel. She turned him over to "the dark
- Nickolaos - She was over a thousand years old, a
child vampire with the ability to call rats. She was
dangerous, demanding, cruel, and insane. She was Master
of the City before Jean-Claude. Anita and Edward broke
into her lair and destroyed her.
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