The Obamas are an anti-supernatural hate group on the HBO original series True Blood. Name after the masks they employ to conceal their identities, the Obamas plays a vital antagonistic role through the series' fifth season. They are responsible for the deaths of numerous supernaturals, including vampires and shifters.
The remains of several vampires who have been victims of hate crimes are displayed on the news. It is implied but never confirmed that the Obamas were the hate group responsible.
The Obamas attack the local shifters of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and succeed in murdering Suzanne McKittrick and Emory Broome. Sam Merlotte discovers their bodies and reports the shootings to the police. ("We’ll Meet Again")
The shooting investigation exposes Junior as an Obamas member. He is shot and killed by Sam Merlotte with a crossbow when he reaches for a weapon during questioning.
The Obamas spot a vampire about to drain a suicidal Hoyt Fortenberry(though Hoyt had given him permission to do so). They shoot the vampire dead and pull him into their van, telling him that they have saved his life. ("Hopeless")
The group attempts to induct Hoyt, revealing their identities and their hatred of supernaturals. Hoyt is sympathetic because of his failed relationship with Jessica Hamby. He accompanies them on their next mission. They return to the hospital to make another attempt on Luna's life. Joe Bob is exposed and arrested and the others flee. ("Somebody That I Used to Know")
The group abducts Jessica from Fangtasia. Reggie lures her outside by posing as a fangbanger. They take her to their compound and challenge Hoyt to kill her. He cannot bring himself to do so and frees her instead. She kills Reggie and Hoyt leaves the compound.
Sheriff Bellefleur realizes that Bud is the connection between the Obama members he has exposed. The police raid Bud's pig farm as he is about to have Ray and Tyrese feed Hoyt to the pigs. Bud is shot and killed, and Ray, Tyrese and Sweetie Des Arts are arrested. ("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Finally"||"Save Yourself"|