Mickey is depicted in the novels as slim with narrow shoulders and slicked-back hair. He has long fingernails and a sharp face. Sookie Stackhouse describes his eyes as “cold and hostile as a snake’s.”
He forces Sookie's friend, Tara Thornton, into a relationship with him after her former lover, vampire Franklin Mott, loses interest. Sookie asks that Eric Northman help free Tara, which he does in exchange for Sookie revealing the details of what happened while he was cursed with amnesia.