Sep. 07, 2008
60 min.
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Telepaths, vampires, shape shifters, oh my! Supernatural creatures abound in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana where telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse finds herself tangled up in dangerous vampire business when she falls in love with Bill Compton, a 200-year-old vampire.

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William Thomas "Bill" Compton is a vampire living in Bon Temps, Lousiana that meets Sookie Stackhouse when he goes into her bar.

Their relationship takes off from there, managaing to survive through a number of obstacles. Compton was turned vampire during the Civil War and was forced to leave his human wife as a result.

In Bon Temps, he must answer to his Sheriff, Eric Northman.

Age: 174

Occupation: vampire/undercover agent for AVL

Hometown: Bon Temps. LA

Species: Vampire

Supernatural charm(s):

* Glamour
* Tissue regeneration
* Super-human strength and speed
* Healed Sookie with his blood
* His voice- dark
* Cold and smooth
* Like spring water flowing over cool stones
* Prettiest thing on the earth
* Sexiest vampire ever

Personality type:

* Gentle
* Mysterious
* Southern gentleman
* Serious
* Possessive

Signature look:

* Long chops
* Khakis
* Henley shirts or the infamous button up

Endearing trait(s):

* Expressions
* Mouth quirks
* His eyes
* His voice
* The way he says "Sookie"


* Loyal
* Protective
* Not afraid of mainstreaming


* His love for Sookie
* Sunlight
* Garlic
* Silver
* Need for blood
* And of course Sookie

Character backstory:

William Thomas "Bill" Compton was born in April 9, 1835. He lived in Bon Temps, Louisiana and fought for the South during the Civil War. He was a married farmer with three children. In 1868, on his way home from the war, he was made a vampire by Lorena, with whom he had a long and stormy relationship.

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