- "With all due respect, Mr. Northman, I'm due a lot more respect than that. And I'm sorry to compromise your manhood like this, but hell hath no fury like a vampire queen broke. Move. The. Blood."
- ―Sophie-Anne to Eric Northman forcing him to sell V[src]
Sophie-Anne is a recurring character in the second, third and fourth seasons, as well as a supporting antagonist. She is played by guest star Evan Rachel Wood and debuts in "Frenzy". She was a 500-year-old vampire (born c. 1483, died c. 1508) who reigned as the vampire queen of Louisiana. Prior to the Great Revelation, the queen was lavishly wealthy. However, after the revelation the IRS forced her to pay for the years she lived without paying taxes. In danger of losing her fortune, Sophie-Anne was forced to resort to selling V illegally.
Later, she was coerced into marrying the deranged vampire king of Mississippi, Russell Edgington, who promised to take care of her debts in return for gaining control of her kingdom. After Edgington's disappearance, the Queen gained control of both the Louisiana and Mississippi vampire territories.
- "She's as mad as a monkey on a trike and she has been for centuries! "
- ―Talbot on Sophie-Anne, the "Delightful Eccentric"
Sophie-Anne carries herself quite regally, despite her contrasted enlightened mentality and childish mannerisms. In conversation, she is prone to rambling off on assorted tangents or abruptly changing the subject of discussion, while even sometimes it seems she does not notice being addressed at all; perhaps due to some form of manic-depression or attention deficit disorder. Her tendency to hyper-focus (a common attribute of those afflicted with either disorder) on matters of interest to her such as Yahtzee, lottery scratch tickets, and philosophy also suggest that her fixations may derive from ADD, bipolar disorder, or at the least that she's extremely self-indulgent.
Despite this personality quirk, she is shown to be not nearly as malicious or prejudiced as other monarchs, such as the king of her neighboring state, Russell Edgington, who outright loathes humans and sees them as inferiors, whilst Sophie-Anne herself doesn't seem to harbor any such animosity or resentment. In fact, given that The Queen has no qualms with playing dice games with them, living with several in her mansion, spending most of her days within her day room, having some as lovers, and even being the only vampire to remind Bill Compton that vampires, too, once began as human - all suggest that Sophie-Anne is pretty tolerant as far as vampires go.
In fact, there is even evidence to suggest that she feels slight envy toward humans, or at the least that she misses the time when she was one. Her motives for obtaining Sookie Stackhouse, so she could "feel the sunlight" on her skin again, as well as having a specific room designed to imitate a daytime beach setting, complete with dioramas outside the windows, all point to this being likely. It is also of note that fairy blood is a dissociative intoxicant to vampires, much as V is to humans. Her mansion is also shown to have a green house on the grounds, which suggests she does indeed have a love for the outdoors and sunny activities. When Eric Northman was attempting to coax information out of her regarding Sookie's origin via draining Hadley Hale, her human lover, the sight visibly pained her greatly, though she remained vigilant in her decision to not reveal the secret, thus proving that she is strong enough in character to sacrifice whatever or whomever she may love for the sake of her ultimate ambitions.
Though she generally displays the persona of an aloof starlet, she also displays signs of an extremely calculating mind beneath the surface, if not just in sheer brilliance in the supernatural world, such as identifying what traits make someone a fairy or being able to surmise how one would kill an unstoppable demon like a Maenad, but also in how she strategically placed Bill in Sookie's life so as to lure Sookie's fairy blood to her.
Powers & Abilities Edit
Sophie-Anne has the common powers of a vampire: Superhuman strength, speed, and healing. She has also been shown capable of levitation and, quite possibly, flying to some extent. Because of her age, she is stronger and faster than younger vampires such as Bill, Pam and Jessica Hamby, though she is far weaker than older vampires such as Eric Northman and Russell Edgington.
Her weaknesses include a stake to the heart, silver and fire. Sunlight will rapidly kill a vampire of her age. Despite her childish manners, she appears to be very learned and has a vast knowledge of history, philosophy and the supernatural world. Eric Northman himself, despite being much older than her, is shown to seek the Queen's advice regarding supernatural creatures like Maenads and, later, was correct in presuming that Sophie-Anne was the sole person privy to Sookie's precise supernatural origin as a fairy.
|Season two appearances|
|"Nothing but the Blood"||"Keep This Party Going"||"Scratches"||"Shake and Fingerpop"|
|"Never Let Me Go"||"Hard-Hearted Hannah"||"Release Me"||"Timebomb"|
|"I Will Rise Up"||"New World in My View"||"Frenzy"||"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"|
|Season three appearances|
|"Bad Blood"||"Beautifully Broken"||"It Hurts Me Too"||"9 Crimes"|
|"Trouble"||"I Got a Right to Sing the Blues"||"Hitting the Ground"||"Night on the Sun" *|
|"Everything Is Broken"||"I Smell a Rat"||"Fresh Blood"||"Evil is Going On"|
|Season four appearances|
|"She's Not There"||"You Smell Like Dinner"||"If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"||"I'm Alive and on Fire"|
|"Me and the Devil"||"I Wish I Was the Moon"||"Cold Grey Light of Dawn"||"Spellbound"|
|"Let's Get Out of Here"||"Burning Down the House"||"Soul of Fire"||"And When I Die"|
* - Voice only, uncredited