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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Character Bio

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Sookie Stackhouse is a telepath who was born in Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana. She works as a waitress for Sam Merlotte at his restaurant Merlotte's, and is romantically involved with the vampire Bill Compton.

Age: 20's

Occupation: Waitress at Merlotte'sBar and Grill

Hometown: Bon Temps, Louisiana

Species: Human/Faerie hybrid

Supernatural charm(s):

* Can read human minds.

* Can sometimes read broken thoughts of supernatural creatures other than vampires.

* Can cause people to feel discomfort when delving deep i their minds.

* Can delve into peoples' minds and repair their memories.

* Can release magical energy from her hand.

Personality type:

* Sweet
* Naive
* But occasionally fiery tempered
* Feisty

Signature look:

* Enjoys wearing casual Summery clothes such as dresses and shorts.
* Occasionally likes to dress up fancily.
* Often wears Merlotte's uniform of white short sleeved or long sleeved T-shirt, black shorts or slacks and black Nikes.
* Wears classic make-up.
* Wears hair down or up generally when working.

Physical trait(s):

* Average female height
* Attractive body shape
* Clear, tanned skin
* Long blonde hair
* Brown eyes


* Attractive
* Sweet
* Hygenic
* Compassionate
* Strong-willed
* Liberal
* Open-minded
* Intriguing
* Intelligent
* Speaks her mind
* Feisty


* Naive
* Stubborn of supernatural politics
* Quick tempered
* Does not know how to fully harness her gift of telepathy.

Character backstory:

Raised by her grandmother alongside her brother Jason after her parents were killed on a bridge in a flash flood. Grew up with people thinking she was crazy, when really she just couldn't handle hearing everyone's thoughts all the time. Her parents once sent her to a therapist as a child. Though Sookie tried to explain she could hear people's thoughts, the therapist convinced herself and Sookie's parents that Sookie could just naturally interpret people's body language. Never really dated anyone because she could always hear the crude, sex-crazed thoughts of her dates. Lived her entire life filtering out people's thoughts until she met vampire Bill Compton whose vamp mind she couldn't hear at all.

Episode Screenshots

01x01 - Strange Love
Season 1, Episode 01
05x05 - Let's Boot & Rally
Season 5, Episode 05
03x05 - Trouble
Season 3, Episode 05
03x02 - Beautifully Broken
Season 3, Episode 02
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