Anita Blake

The Executioner. Human vampire hunter, FBI agent, member of Delta Green, necromancer


This is Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake in an alternate universe. What if Anita had been recruited for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and also assigned to a special task force devoted to fighting the supernatural and investigating the unexplained? Think “The X-Files”, but more violent. Delta Green is a task force that works across multiple military and civilian agencies to put together ad hoc teams to fight the darkness.

The United States government does not offially believe in vampires, werewolves, ghosts, mages, changelings, UFOs, and things that go bump in the night. Unofficially, in my game world the government is aware that something is not quite right, something is rotten in the state of Denmark, so to speak. How far up does this knowledge go? Not to the figurehead President, that’s for sure. But certain people in the chain of command know, and they’ve formed the secret Delta Green agency, comprised of numerous cells, to combat it. They fear mass hysteria if the true extent of the preternatural menance got out, and they’re probably right. Also, when you don’t know who you can trust and who’s been corrupted, secrecy is the best policy.

Anita Blake keeps her necromantic powers hidden except to members of a Delta Green cell or to those vampires unfortunate enough to be sanctioned. However, she is known to the FBI to be an excellent markswoman and martial artist. She also has a high rate of closure on unexplainable deaths and cold cases. She has the ability to reanimate the dead, command both the dead and the undead, sense ghosts, and resist vampiric compulsions. She may also have developed more abilities than this in the past ten years since she visited New Orleans, but that remains to be seen.

Description taken from All Things Anita: “Height: about 5’3”; Long, curly black hair that has grown longer as the series progresses; it approaches her waist in DM. Dark brown eyes and black hair attributed to her mother’s Mexican heritage while her pale skin comes from her father’s Germanic lineage; extensive scarring on her left arm and other parts of her body, including a large scar on her collarbone where a vampire bit through it and a cross burn on her forearm. She has another scar on her back from a stake being used against her as well as various stab wounds.”

“Anita’s self description: The solid, nearly black-brown of my eyes matches the hair. Only the skin stands out, too pale, Germanic against the Latin darkness. A very ex-boyfriend once described me as a little china doll. He meant it as a compliment. I didn’t take it that way.”

Anita Blake

New Orleans By Night MackKnopf