|Description||Faeries are a species of humanoid creature once native to Earth but who now primarily exist on the dimensional plane of Faery.|
|First Seen||Dead to the World|
|Notable Powers|| Telepathy|
A fairy, Claudine, is first introduced in Dead to the World . Watching vampires react to her, Sookie thinks that “it was like watching cats that'd suddenly spotted something skittering along the baseboards.”This makes face to face interactions between them all but impossible. However some individuals, such as Sookie's great-grandfather Niall Brigant, are able to "suppress their essence", effectively masking their scent and making such contact safer.
In the Southern Vampire Series, fairies can be killed with either lemons, limes or iron. When a fairy dies a corpse is not left, just a sparkling powder (or fairy dust); the body just fades away and the spirit of the fairy goes to the next oldest family member to tell them of their death. The fae call their afterlife "The summerlands".
Fairies are secretive about their own race, customs, interactions, and world. They normally inhabit the fae world, named Faery, but there are portals and doorways between it and the human world. Sookie's great-grandfather Niall is a fairy prince, and Claudine and Claude are Niall’s grandchildren. In later books, Claudine admits that she is Sookie's fairy godmother. She was assigned this role in an effort to move on to the next level, which is angelhood.
Fairies have some form of magic,but it is said that fairy magic weakens if a fairy lives too long in the human world. Fairies have afflinity to some of the Elements namely water or air (Sookie comes from the sky fairies).
Fae creatures inhabit the Fairy world in which fairies are the base race and the majority while other fae creatures: nymphs, water spirits, angels, Demons, pixies, goblins, and brownies are the minority.
Sookie's great-grandfather is over a thousand years old and her half-human great-uncle is centuries old. Those who have fairy blood in them but are not full-blooded fairies are immune to the effects of iron, lemons and limes, while maintaining some of the attractive qualities of fairies. Niall states that Sookie and Jason have both inherited the beauty of the fairies but only certain creatures can tell they are part-fairy. As a genetic quirk (possibly due to fairy blood), Jason greatly resembles his great-uncle to the point where others are unable to differentiate between the two of them. Sookie appears to have inherited more magical fairy powers (such as the power of telepathy and immunity against mind spells from vampires and maenads), while Jason only has the power of being able to easily attract women and gay men. (However, most assume this is mainly due to his good looks).
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
- Telepathy: Faeries are able to read the thoughts of any sentient creature that gives off brain waves (which means it excludes vampires). They can receive images or sentences, depending on the person. If they concentrate, they can "turn off" this ability. If they focus hard enough, they can "enter" another person's mind and "reset" memories that have been tampered with, such as though glamouring.
- Shapeshifting: While the true form of a Faerie is goblin-like with pale gray skin, pointed ears, long nose, blue-green eyes, long sharp claws and rodent fangs, fairies can disguise themselves as beautiful and attractive humanoids. Though they have a certain degree of control over this ability, by default they attune themselves to whatever the ideal of beauty is on the frequency of the dominant species of a particular dimension (that is, they appear as classically attractive humans while on Earth). They can also change shape from being Human-sized to being as tiny as a tennis ball which glows of bright light, or more like larger fireflies.
- Dimensional creation: it appears as though Faeries are capable of creating alternate dimensions, as seen by the plane of Faery. It can be assumed that only particularly powerful fae or a number of them working in concert can create another dimension.
- Dimensional transportation: Fairies can transport themselves and others to other dimensions. Mortals and fairies of lesser power require fixed portals to do so, but more powerful fairies may cross dimensions at will. Powerful fairies can banish people to other dimensions against their will, though less powerful faeries appear to require consent.
- Illusions: Able to cast vivid and convincing illusions in order to trick others, as demonstrated with the illusion on the fae world, making it appear more appealing and beautiful. This Ability is very similar to their Shapeshifting ability if not the same.
- Longevity: Faeries can live much longer than most other creatures, but they are not immortal, implying that they eventually face natural death. They can, however, be injured or drained of their blood to the point of their deaths. Upon dying, a fairy returns to their original appearance and their corpse dissolves into glittering dust.
Faerie blood abilitiesEdit
- Intoxication: Any vampire that drinks faerie blood becomes intoxicated with it, going into a state humans would describe as "drunk". The amount of drunkenness displayed by a vampire depends on the amount of fairy blood the vampire drank.
- Attraction: Fairy blood smells very appealing to supernaturals, especially vampires (though two-natured have admitted to it, too). The blood also increases the physical appeal of human/fairy hybrids and their descendants.