HOTD Character Profiles

Alyssa Hernandez

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: F.B.I.

Weapon(s) of choice: Gun

First appearance: Dark Genesis

First appearance in Hunters of the Dark: The Athena Corps (Hunters of the Dark #7)

First line of dialogue: "What?"

From Valor's field notes: Alyssa is troubled by her previous encounters with monsters in a parallel world.  Only time will tell if she will be able to move past the incident, but she seems like a tough girl that can take plenty thrown her way.

Amelia Ackers (An alias, real name unknown)

Specialty: Witches

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick, non-lethal weaponry (tranquilizer gun)

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Thank you."

From Valor's field notes:  Amelia demonstrates great potential as a sorceress.  Her powers over the air, and various other abilities and knowledge of magick, make her a vital part of the team.  Her empathy toward the creatures we hunt is worrisome, however.

Apollo

Species: Vampire

Affiliation: The Black Wings

Weapon(s) of choice: Teeth

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "Thank you, Ma'am."

From Valor's field notes: One of Vlad's closest companions, Apollo is a notorious vampire of ill repute.  And unfortunately, he has a long history with Diana.

Ash

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: Dead of Night (Hunters of the Dark #4)

First line of dialogue: "See something you like, honey?"

From Valor's field notes: Desperate people are dangerous, even ones who seem to have given up.  Ash doesn't strike me as the type to give up on anything.

Aurora Hill

Specialty: Shape-Shifters

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Sickle

First Appearance: The Shape of Evil (Hunters of the Dark #5)

First line of dialogue: "Come now, Brett.  It hasn't been all that terrible, has it?"

From Valor's field notes: Aurora is a scout for The Agency who hunts shape-shifters.  She's stationed in Egypt, providing us information from the shape-shifter capital of the world.  A bit stubborn, she can rub people the wrong way, but good intentions are behind her every action.

Ayneat

Species: Demon

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: N/A

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "She does look identical to Diana."

From Valor's field notes:  Ayneat is a tough one to pin down.  A third eye would indicate some sort of psychic powers, although none seem obvious.

Bast

Species: Shape-shifter

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Claws

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "We are pleased to be here."

From Valor's field notes:  Working with monsters always creates an uneasy alliance, but Bast has proven that her word is good.  I just hope when the time comes, we can return her kindness.

Becca Reichert

Specialty: Demons

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Wooden stakes, daggers

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Um...miss, are you...are you alright?"

From Valor's field notes: Becca is instrumental in gathering intel for The Agency, with her contacts in New York, and her ability to blend in at the street-level. She has no desire to join the hunter team at this time, but I'm working on changing her mind.

Brett Starr

Specialty: Giants

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Sword, axe

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "There are some fine ladies here."

From Valor's field notes: As the muscle of the group, Brett is fearless and enthusiastic for a fight, and doesn't question orders. The trophies he keeps from his fights is something to keep a watch on.

Cameron Richards

Specialty: Shape-shifters

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Sai, bo

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Should we come back later?"

From Valor's field notes: Cameron brings a much-needed perspective of shape-shifters to the group.  He's a competent fighter as well, but his line of work may have made him a little paranoid, as happens with many shape-shifter hunters.

Christabel

Species: Shape-Shifter

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Poison, gun

First appearance: Night Cries (Hunters of the Dark #2)

First line of dialogue: "What?  Not happy to see me?"

From Valor's field notes:  Shape-shifters are always very dangerous, able to replace anyone.  Christabel knew her target well and was able to execute a switch nearly flawlessly.  I'd hate to think what would have happened had she gotten away with it for much longer.

Cinda

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: Rebel groups following The Revelation

Weapon(s) of choice: Gun

First appearance: The Abyss (Hunters of the Dark #6)

First line of dialogue:  "Don't move!"

From Valor's field notes: I haven't had the opportunity to meet Cinda, but given the reports I've received of the girl, despite her young age, she is a strong player.

Damien Farr

Species: Vampire

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Hand-to-hand, fangs

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Hey, thank you all for making it out here tonight."

From Valor's field notes:  Damien has certainly proven useful, but I don't like the idea of a hunter being involved with a vampire, especially one with such ties to their kind.

Diana

Species: Vampire

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Hand-to-hand, fangs

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "But what of his majesty, M'lady?"

From Valor's field notes: The horrible creature that Shanna Hunt is rumored to be reincarnated from is nothing like the young woman that I know.  Her resemblance to Diana is a coincidence, and anything more is the result of a fanciful imagination.

Erik Moreau IV

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Moreau clan

Weapon(s) of choice: N/A

First appearance: The Shape of Evil (Hunters of the Dark #5)

First line of dialogue:  "Nice Try."

From Valor's field notes: I'm unsure of Erik's commitment level to The Agency, but we can always use a fellow monster hunter on our side, especially with the resources at his disposal.

Felicia Wales

Specialty: Shape-shifters

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Taser, knife

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "I'm afraid I'll have to disappoint you."

From Valor's field notes:  While not officially a hunter, Felicia provides a valuable service as a scout for the team, and works in the laboratory and infirmary.  She also has minor psychic abilities that have proven useful in the past, although they are inconsistent and can not be relied upon.

Hunter Kiess

Specialty: Research

Affiliation: Visum et Repertum, The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Gun

First appearance: Night Cries (Hunters of the Dark #2)

First line of dialogue: "Yes. Quite right."

From Valor's field notes: As a scholar, part of Visum et Repertum, Hunter's knowledge in the realm of the supernatural is a godsend. He is well-versed on a variety of monsters and can be counted on to locate specific information, or likely places to find such. His guidance over the hunters, and particularly Krystal, seems to be a good fit.

Imani Wales

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Athena Corps

Weapon(s) of choice: Fire

First appearance: The Athena Corps (Hunters of the Dark #7)

First line of dialogue:  "That's right.  Felicia was my aunt."

From Valor's field notes: A psychic with pyrokinesis, Imani has to have a significant check on her emotional state, or she could unleash a very deadly force on the people around her.  Imani seems to take after her aunt Felicia luckily, so I have no immediate concerns regarding the girl.

Indigo Roma

Species: Witch

Affiliation: The Black Wings

Weapon(s) of choice: Necromancy

First appearance: Dead of Night (Hunters of the Dark #4)

First line of dialogue: "Now, don't you worry your pretty little head over me, Therese."

From Valor's field notes:  Necromancy is the most dangerous of the dark arts, and when wielded by one as unhinged as Indigo, it puts the entire world in jeopardy.

Iyln

Species: Fae

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "Disgraceful."

From Valor's field notes:  The fae are a cold race, otherworldly.  They are hard to read, but I hear that they tend to be cruel creatures and love to amuse themselves at the expense of humans.

Jade Cox

Specialty: Werewolves

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Her own creations, whip

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue:  "Very nice to meet you."

From Valor's field notes:  Jade brings with her a fiery curiosity of the occult and science, and has the ability to create weaponry and tech with her brilliant mind.  Her medical knowledge is another asset, but she has demonstrated that she can be rather rash in the field.

James Ford

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Gun

First appearance: The Abyss (Hunters of the Dark #6)

First line of dialogue: "They're no longer hunters.  Best not forget that."

From Valor's field notes:  A military background makes Mr. Ford the perfect...tool for the Agency to use in their battle against monsters.  One that I'm sure Agent Ross will exploit to no end.

Javier Marquez

Specialty: N/A

Affilitation: The Athena Corps

Weapon(s) of choice: Telepathy

First appearance: The Athena Corps (Hunters of the Dark #7)

First line of dialogue: "Don't be afraid."

From Valor's field notes: Javier struggles to keep his powers in line, and that worries me, given how prone that makes him to attack.  He also may inadvertently stumble upon knowledge that could do him more harm than good. 

Jordan Cox

Specialty: Werewolves

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Knives (daggers, machetes, etc), bow and arrows, bo

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "In need of an assist?"

From Valor's field notes: Jordan is level-headed and a voice of reason in the group. He keeps his sister in check, but may be too reliant on her, given their history of hunting with one another.

Kelly

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Shanna?"

From Valor's field notes: The death of Shanna's best friend, Kelly was tragic and has stayed wth Shanna, haunting her as she delves deeper into a life of hunting.  But Kelly's death also prompted Shanna to join our cause, so I can't say that it was unnecessary.

Krystal Fellstar

Specialty: Student

Affiliation: The Agency, Visum et Repertum

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: Night Cries (Hunters of the Dark #2)

First line of dialogue: "So, why isn't he answering the door?"

From Valor's field notes: Krystal is dealing with things very well, considering that she is younger than the other hunters. And while she is not a hunter herself, her special gift of necromancy have come in handy in the past, and I can't help but feel that she is well-suited for certain missions, despite her inexperience. I only hope that her power does not corrupt her, as it has every necromancer that has come before her.

Lamia

Species: Naga

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Tail, nails

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "Sit, you fool."

From Valor's field notes: Nagas are vile creatures.  And I hate snakes.

Lolth

Species: Demon

Affiliation: The Black Wings

Weapon(s) of choice: Webbing, spiders

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Hello, little hunter" (from The Athena Corps (Hunters of the Dark #7))

From Valor's field notes:  The demon queen of spiders is potentially one of the most frightening demons in the world, and perhaps one of the most powerful.

Lupe

Species: Loup-garous

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Claws

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Mmmm.  I'm in a wild mood, Surfer Boy."

From Valor's field notes:  Lupe is unstable.  Instability in a powerful creature is a terrible pairing. 

Maggie West

Species: Witch

Affiliation: La Faer Noir, The Athena Corps

Weapon(s) of choice: Illusions

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Who is it?"

From Valor's field notes:  It's difficult to understand the motives of a witch as old as Maggie West.  She has proven her loyalty to those around her, but I don't believe things are so black and white when it comes to the woman.

Mary "Bloody Mary"

Species: Ghost

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: N/A

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "Ladies and gentlemen, please.  Now is not the time for discord."

From Valor's field notes:  I'm not sure what keeps ghosts hanging around our world, but one on the seat of La Faer Noir's inner circle leaves me with a bad feeling.

Medusa

Species: Immortal

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice:  Eyes

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue:  "She has her gift.  The power of Babel."

From Valor's field notes:  The Medusa?  Highly unlikely.

Muriel

Species: Shape-shifter

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Poison

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "The Highland Trolls?"

From Valor's field notes:  Muriel is a deadly shape-shifter, able to transform into a giant scorpion.  In her native form, she is potentially very dangerous, particular her tail full of poison, but it's her ability to shape-shift and wield that poison in any number of different ways that is particularly worrisome.

Natalia

Specialty: All monsters

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Gun

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "A thinker in our midst; things begin to look more promising."

From Valor's field notes: Natalia is invaluable to the team. She is the best undercover agent we have employed, and as she grew up under The Agency's care, is very loyal. She is master of many weapons, as well as different varieties of martial arts, and has yet to be bested in battle. Her knowledge and photographic memory come in handy as well. She is very distant however, and it doesn't seem like the other hunters trust her.

Noel

Species: Vampire

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Hand-to-hand, fangs

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "You shouldn't wander into the park at night.  You never know what kind of creeps you could run into."

From Valor's field notes: I know very little of Noel, and that worries me.  Almost as much as his relationship with Jordan.

Nova

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Athena Corps

Weapon(s) of choice: Empathic abilities

First appearance: The Athena Corps (Hunters of the Dark #7)

First line of dialogue: "Now, isn't this nice?"

From Valor's field notes:  While empathic abilities are passive, they can be a powerful tool to manipulate those around you.  I'm not so sure that Nova is as innocent a soul as she seems.

Paimon

Species: Demon

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: The Abyss (Hunters of the Dark #6)

First line of dialogue:  "Well, well.  What do we have here then?"

From Valor's field notes:  The demon responsible for so much tragedy in the past of the hunters is bound to come to a head in a bad way.  I'm only hopeful that the hunters are ready for it when it occurs.

Professor Erik "The Count" Moreau III

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Genetic mutation

First appearance: The Athena Corps (Hunters of the Dark #7)

First line of dialogue:  "Of course it is.  When I commit to something, I fully commit."

From Valor's field notes:  There's nothing more dangerous than a brilliant mind that has turned a blind eye to its humanity in the name of science.

Quentin "Quinn" Lightheart

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Knives

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "They're dead."

From Valor's field notes: Quinn has adjusted to hunting rather quickly, given his traumatic first experience with creatures of the night, but I worry about how he will handle himself in the field. He seems sharp and quick on his feet, but given the extreme trauma of his recent past, I worry about him freezing in the field and getting himself, and others, hurt.

Rachel Thyme

Specialty: Vampires

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Crossbow, wooden stakes

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "It feels like you're on The Real World, but, you know, when it was good."

From Valor's field notes:  Rachel's background in archaeology is sure to prove vital for the team's future, and her confidence makes her a natural leader in the field, although she hasn't bonded as fluidly with her teammates as others have.

Randall

Species: Werewolf

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Claws, teeth

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue:  "And in her eyes?"

From Valor's field notes: Werewolves are vicious monsters, and Randall is the one in the highest seat of power.  I think that should give anyone pause.

Rangda

Species: Demon

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: Night Cries (Hunters of the Dark #2)

First line of dialogue: "Yes."

From Valor's field notes: Rangda can force people to do things against their will.  She can possess people.  She is allegedly a demon queen, if Balinese mythology can be believed.  Why she has aided Shanna in the past, and why she is infatuated with the hunter, I do not know.  But her long term goals can not be good.

Raum

Species: Demon

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Hands, teeth

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "I want to eat them."

From Valor's field notes:  Demons are distasteful creatures, but Raum is unapologetically evil in his words and deeds.  He's one I wouldn't want to be caught alone with.

Raven

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Knives

First appearance: The Abyss (Hunters of the Dark #6)

First line of dialogue: "This is just going to be another wild goose chase."

From Valor's field notes: Raven seems like more of a thug than a hunter, but Agent Ross seems to like thugs in her employ.

Rocquele

Species: Witch

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "How thoughtful of you to drop by."

From Valor's field notes:  Witches are tricky, crafty creatures, and I'm wary anytime I encounter one.  Rocquele is an arrogant one, however, and easily pushed into hasty action.

Ross

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Gun

First appearance: Dead of Night (Hunters of the Dark #4)

First line of dialogue:  "Shanna Hunt, if memory serves."

From Valor's field notes:  Ross is...by the book.  A little too much so.  In this line of work, we have to be open to ideas and new ways of working with the creatures we cohabitate on this planet with.  Ross seems...of a different opinion.  A rash, hard-headed...  She's doing her job.  Yes, she believes she is.

Samantha Cummings

Species: Succubus

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Energy bursts

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Rocquele! So glad you could make it, Dear."

From Valor's field notes:  The head of La Faer Noir's New York branch is savvy and smart, a formidable enemy, but one that seems willing to compromise if it's beneficial to her.

Scarlet Fever

Species: Vampire

Affiliation: The Crimson Rope

Weapon(s) of choice: Fangs

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Indeed."

From Valor's field notes:  Ambition is a dangerous beast, and Scarlet has ambition in spades. 

The selkie (unpronounceable/untranslatable name)

Species: Selkie

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: N/A

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue:  "I say we let her decide."

From Valor's field notes: A selkie is a novelty, but I'm not sure how dangerous they could truly be.

Serene

Species: Siren

Affiliation: Sirens

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: Night Cries (Hunters of the Dark #2)

First line of dialogue: "Hi."

From Valor's field notes:  Classified

The Shadow Eater

Species: Necromancer

Affiliation: The Black Wings, La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "Yessss." (from The Athena Corps (Hunters of the Dark #7))

From Valor's field notes:  As Krystal has demonstrated, necromancy is a powerful ability to have.  While The Shadow Eater hasn't been flashy with her powers, given her affiliations, she is one dangerous foe.

Shanna Hunt

Specialty: Demons

Affiliation: The Agency

Weapon(s) of choice: Cross-dagger

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "Yes, I hear you, Valor."

From Valor's field notes: While Shanna is rather inexperienced and was reluctant to join The Agency, she seems to give the group much-needed balance. Given her recent tragedies, she is a strong young woman. I just hope she's a fast learner.

Skree

Species: Harpy

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Talons

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "Can we skip the dull pleasantries this time?"

From Valor's field notes: I doubt that Skree is from the legendary harpies of mythology, but I suppose every myth has some foundation in reality.

Spoiler

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Athena Corps

Weapon(s) of choice: Precognition

First appearance: The Athena Corps (Hunters of the Dark #7)

First line of dialogue: "I'm Spoiler."

From Valor's field notes:  One of the most useful skills out there is being able to see the future.  While Spoiler's abilities seem to be random, it still gives whoever she pledges her allegiance to a significant amount of power.

Tessa

Species: Djinn

Affiliation: Loyal to Samantha Cummings

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearance: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)

First line of dialogue: "She was nearly at her limit when I stopped her, my liege."

From Valor's field notes:  There is nothing more powerful than a djinn, who can manipulate reality.  The only good thing is that she must obey Samantha's commands.  I hope Samantha can keep a tight rein on this creature, or it could the end of us all.

Thestle

Species: Merman

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Hand-to-hand

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: N/A

From Valor's field notes:  It's difficult for me to conjure any fear of a fish.

Tork

Species: Ogre

Affiliation: La Faer Noir

Weapon(s) of choice: Club

First appearance: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: N/A

From Valor's field notes:  Ogres are not known for their intelligence.  However, what they lack in brains, they make up for in brute strength.

Trivillis

Species: Warlock

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Magick

First appearnce: Face the Dark (Hunters of the Dark #3)

First line of dialogue: "Ah, please don't go yet.  The show's just getting started."

From Valor's field notes: A warlock with as much power as Trivillis is dangerous.  With werewolves at his disposal, and a twisted form of torture, it's a good thing that his demon blood forces him to follow certain rules.

Wilhelm Roma

Species: Frankenstein

Affiliation: The Black Wings (formerly)

Weapon(s) of choice: Brute strength

First appearance: Dead of Night (Hunters of the Dark #4)

First line of dialogue: "No."

From Valor's field notes:  A captive in his own body.  I can hardly imagine the horrors he's seen, the things he's been forced to do at the words of a deranged woman.

Yumiko Sato

Specialty: Yokai

Affiliation: N/A

Weapon(s) of choice: Mirror sword

First appearance: The Shape of Evil (Hunters of the Dark #5)

First line of dialogue: "This is nothing personal."

From Valor's field notes: I'm not very familiar with the monsters that plague Japan, but if there's someone fighting the good fight there, I'm glad that it's Yumiko Sato.

Yvette Chambers

Specialty: N/A

Affiliation: The Athena Corps

Weapon(s) of choice: Telekinesis

First appearance: The Abyss (Hunters of the Dark #6)

First line of dialogue: "What the hell?"

From Valor's field notes: The ability to deal blows to an enemy without being near them gives Yvette quite an advantage over her adversaries.  I'm afraid that it will also make her overconfident and vulnerable should he abilities fail her.

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