True Blood Mythology (Infographic)

Published 2 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 7:18 am,

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The HBO series True Blood has a wide variety of supernatural characters that keep viewers returning to the series every week (well, among other things). The series regularly features new creatures who wield a various array of exotic powers – from the well-known vampires, witches and werewolves to new twists on classic creatures like “were-panthers.” If you’re new to the series (or even if you’re not) – our friends over at Direct TV True Blood have created an infographic that breaks down all the different creature types on the show, along with their weaknesses, powers and how to become one within the context of the series.

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  1. Inaccurate. The were-panthers were so stupid they didn’t know how to create another. They thought biting Jason would make him one, but it turns out they follow the same rules as Werewolves; you are born a were-panther from were-panther parents.

    • Actually, in the books Jason does become a werepanther from being bit numerous times… This was changed for the show, in a rather odd “we’re gonna fake you out and think we’re doing it, but oh wait, no we’re not! Ha ha, Suckers!”

      • Oh, interesting! I like the idea of Jason remaining normal since not EVERYONE can be supernatural in this town, right? He’s kind of the Xander to this scooby gang.

        • I do much prefer Jason in the show to his character in the books, which is much less likable and more of a non-character used as a plot device

        • Normal? Isn’t the fact that he is only human make him basically abnormal in that town?

          • Haha, when compared to the rest of the main characters, no. But when compared to the general populace, yes. Being “normal” means he can be the voice of the audience at times.

  2. If you’re going to have shifters like Werewolves, and even Were-panthers then you should keep consistent when you come to a general shifter. If there was such a thing then logic would say that something like a wolf, some other big dog, or big cat would make sense because the shifter is shifting into something that’s close to his or her size, but shifting into rabbits, birds horses, and I’m guessing even elephants is totally implausable unlesss you are talking some type of Bewiched magic. How does a shifter lose or gain mass just to shift? One of the best shifter sceens I’v ever seen was the BBC’s “Being Human.” They show the Werewolf going through the swhifting process and it’s extremely painful as the transfomation occurs. In Tru Blood it “Abra Kadabra” and Poof….They’re changed in an instant.

    My point is that yes it’s all just fantasy, but they should at least make the fantasy plausable so it’s easier to swallow and think, “Sure…That’s how that would happen”

  3. A lot of the Mythos of this is lifted from the World of Darkness Role Playing game put out by the game company White Wolf. Some seems to be lifted verbatium.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one, Aleric, who notices this. SO MUCH of it is lifted directly from White Wolf it’s not even funny. They have them all – Vampire, Garou, Mage, Changeling, and even Wraith. It’s kinda pathetic.

  4. Love it!!! Where are the crazies maenads?? :( i love those women :P

    • What are they? Are they from the books or game?

      • Dude, Didn’t you remember Maryann?? :o

        • I remember the name, but that’s about it…Generally I know the main characters, but don’t often remember those who come and go each season….Never read the books or played the game either…

  5. “I demand my fiction be firmly based in reality” …makes sense -.-

    • what’s the fun in that lol

  6. I don’t even know how to begin to explain how wrong these details are. How is it possible that the person who created this knows so little about vampires. First of all, vampires turn people as follows: They drink a human’s blood until their heart is about to stop, then they force the person to drink their blood. They’re buried together and in three days the newborn vampire rises with the maker. Vampires can’t “bleed to death.” If they’re drained of their blood, they are weakened severely, but they won’t die unless they’re outside at dawn. They can’t be burned to death. Vampires can die from a wooden stake to the heart, from sunlight, or if their heads are cut off. As for the post about were panthers, well, they’re not all that different from werewolves. The only were panthers that act like that are the inbred morons who live in Hot Shot. Before you post something like this, you really should get your facts straight. Maybe that’s what Alan Ball should have done.

  7. True Blood has the potential to expand well into double digit seasons, I love the way that it has started off small and exploded into a multitude of supernatural characters. It is clearly heading towards expanding into other supernatural or mythological creatures from around the globe.

    (would love to see the Dark Underground New York vamps “Manhattan Island is one big Vampire nest”)

    As a man I have been driven away from television in recent years due to the repetitive love story drama theatrics of most TV shows, that is more like a chore to watch, than a form of entertainment. True Blood brings that entertainment back to us unique plot seeking viewers out there. And the R18+ rating is hard to find along side such a great diverse story or series aswell.

    Have only viewed up to Season 4 so far and I am definetly hooked on the “V”, looking forward to many more years from the great talented actors, writers and staff.

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