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The Main Characters

Post  Dragonhawk on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:55 pm

Sookie Stackhouse

Telepathic human waitress who is the main character and narrator of The Southern Vampire Mysteries. She falls in love with Bill, a vampire, and with other supernatural beings throughout the series. In the sixth book, Definitely Dead, Sookie discovers she has fairy blood. Anna Paquin portrays Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's television series True Blood.

Eric Northman

Vampire Sheriff of Area Five (one of the vampire districts of Louisiana). He is a powerful vampire over 1000 years old. As the Sheriff of the largest area of the state, he is a powerful player in vampire politics and all vampires living in his area must obey his authority unless, of course, they are older than him. He is smart, ruthless, and has a good sense of humor. He becomes romantically involved with Sookie in Dead to the World while he had amnesia. In the ninth novel, Dead and Gone, he tricks her into marrying him. Little of Eric's history was presented in the early novels, but in the ninth, he reveals details about his human life. He was deemed a man at the age of twelve. At age sixteen he married Aude, his brother's widow. The couple had six children, but only three were living at the time of his turning, two boys and a girl. Aude and their sixth child died of a fever shortly after the birth when Eric was in his early twenties. He was made by a Roman Vampire named Appius Livius Ocella who not only made Eric his companion, but forced him to be his sexual partner. In the tenth novel, Dead in the Family, Sookie and Eric are in a relationship, and Sookie seems to finally accept Eric as her "husband". Alexander Skarsgård portrays Eric Northman in HBO's television series True Blood. On True Blood, Eric’s maker is Godric, a two thousand year old zen-like Vampire of Gaulish and Celtic background.

Bill Compton

A vampire and a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. He was turned into a vampire against his will by Lorena. Bill is the investigator for one of the vampiric districts under Eric's supervision. He becomes Sookie's first romantic interest. Stephen Moyer portrays vampire Bill Compton in HBO's television series True Blood. He further discovers that he is related to the Bellefleurs and in the show he is a procurer for queen Sophie Anne of Louisiana and in the books he develops a Vampire data base of all the Vampires of North America and beyond. Bill is depicted as someone who tried to conform to his maker’s wishes in the show but was unable to, thus burdening him further with a heavy conscience.

Sam Merlotte

Sam is a "true" shifter in that he can change into any animal he comes in contact with. He is also the owner of Merlotte's, a small bar in Bon Temps, LA. Sam has expressed his interest in Sookie and has kissed her on more than one occasion, and the two went on one date in Dead Until Dark. Sam is always concerned for Sookie's safety. Sam Trammell portrays Sam Merlotte in HBO's television series True Blood. He is also depicted as having been adopted in the show and has a brother named Tommy and both Tommy and his mother are exploited as animal pit fighters for his human father. (This tid may have been stolen from later parts of the books about another character who may or may not make his appearance on the series.)

Sources: Wikipedia, The Sookie Stackhouse Novels, Daydreaming Screen Caps and the DVDs for season two provided text from Fairy. True Blood interviews

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