Tall, joined the Cirque Du Freak, and stayed for the rest of his life. First appears in Cirque Du Freak, where Steve acts cruelly towards her while Darren is visiting them and is later grief-stricken when it appears that Steve may die. It is possible that he is partially responsible for the death of Madame Truska's husband and daughter, who claimed her family was murdered by "ëvil fishermen" in the same book that Spits is introduced – and he introduces himself as being a fisherman. For these reasons, Darren despises the wolf man. He defeats Gannen, knocking him unconscious, only for Steve to stab him in the throat. He believes Darren is his godfather, because he was named after him. He is portrayed by Tom Woodruff, Jr. in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. Apparently knew William Shakespeare (he drank from him on his deathbed to preserve his spirit), sailed with Columbus and inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. The story begins with Darren Shan and his best friend Steve "Leopard" Leonard visiting an illegal freak show where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly, unique spider forces them to make life-changing choices that neither of them could have ever thought possible. Desmond "Des Tiny" Tiny is known to the Vampires and the Cirque du Freak as a meddling trickster of immense magical power, having created Little People and the most sacred relics of the Vampires and Vampaneze, and a number of prophecies. 1. Anita Blake • Underworld • The Twisting twins, Sive and Seersa that are identical twins and were contortionists like Bradley Stretch. The two heads talk at Darren Shan is the main character of his diary, which is expressed from his point of view. As he lies dying, Mr Tiny and Evanna appear at the Cirque to bid him farewell, and it is revealed Mr Tall is Mr Tiny's son and Evanna's brother. He is stern and at first Darren was wary of him, but Darren warmed up to him. He is very loyal to the Vampire Clan and prizes honor and good-standing above all else. Near the end of the last book, as Darren watches the Cirque Du Freak once more, he comments that it would be too difficult to watch the snake-boy has taken Debbie hostage and runs away. Close friends with Darren, and also known as the snake … She is portrayed by Salma Hayek in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. Newly undead, he joins the Cirque Du Freak, a touring sideshow filled with monstrous creatures from a snakeboy (Patrick Fugit) and a wolfman (Tom Woodruff, Jr.) to a bearded lady (Salma Hayek) and a gigantic ringmaster (Ken Watanabe). The leader of the Cirque Du Freak who was loved and highly respected by the performers, having offered sanctuary for unusual humans through the Cirque for many years. The writers name. In Killers of the Dawn, Larten Crepsley was killed when he was pushed into a pit of stakes by Steve Leonard. Learn everything about the follow up series! This was when he was told to deliver a message to the Princes in Vampire Mountain by Mr Tiny. Rudi also means famous wolf. He was the youngest prince before Darren at a "mere" 270 years. Larten had never been the same since her death. A ferocious beast who is half human and half wolf. Debbie's mother and father, makes only one short appearance in the third book, they are used as bait to lure Murlough into a trap where he is killed by Mr. Crepsley. He fails in the fourth trial, and decides to escape execution with help from his friend, pacifist and soon to be Prince Kurda Smahlt. Rudi was first introduced to Darren as a cub in the fourth book (Vampire Mountain) Darren developed a unique fondness for the cub and was sad when Rudi departed, he next returns to Darren in the sixth book, as a young adult. 737 Responses. Tiny. Tiny wanted him to solve his differences with Darren later. in Sons of Destiny, he re-grows two heads (each slightly smaller than the original), driving R.V. She makes a number vampire friends, and is the one responsible for Mr Creplsey's trademark scar. She sat next to Darren in his English class. Buffyverse • Vampirites are a bunch of street people recruited by Debbie Hemlock and Alice Burgess in order to help the vampires in the War of the Scars. Book 1 - Cirque Du Freak… In Sons of Destiny, Evanna reveals Mr Tiny influenced his work, eventually leading to the creation of the dragons from a combination of dinosaur cells. She helped Darren back up vampire mountain, and dies on the journey. So funny, I tried it myself. The final confrontation comes two years later, with Darren killing Steve in their hometown. Cirque du Freak English lessons on Darren Shan’s novel - a complete scheme of work. From Dusk Till Dawn • His last words are "sorry if my snoring kept you awake..". Several months later, the hunters are caught in an elaborate trap created by the Lord of the Vampaneze, resulting ultimately in Mr. Crepsley's death, and Darren learning that Steve Leonard is the Lord. (As it says in Vampire Mountain, they save the brains and heart for important events such as weddings.) He became one of Darren's best friends, yet because Evra ages normally and Darren ages 1/5 the normal rate, their bond thins as time goes on. Lord Loss; Demon Thief; Slawter; Bec; Blood Beast; Demon Apocalypse; Death's Shadow; Wolf Island; Dark Calling; Hell's Heroes; Zom-B Series Part 1. Darren's off and on girlfriend. He is chased by Darren, whom he leads to his superiors, Steve Leonard and Gannen Harst. Please feel free to contribute to this site and help us complete our goal to build the most informative site for everything related to Darren Shan and all his literary work, online. He rarely, if ever, smiles. He is also Darius' friend. Tiny as a Little Person like his friend Harkat, in a deal struck with Lady Evanna, who wishes to save Darren from a fate she does not believe he deserves. Tiny assisted him to his destiny. He was one of those who attacked Darren when he entered the Hall of Princes. A boy with a love for spiders. In the following battle, Debbie is taken by the vampaneze, but the Hunters manage to take Steve hostage. can't or won't or it's). When Mr Tiny offers to release Darren in exchange for her conceiving a child of either a vampire or a vampaneze, who could tip the clans back into war, she doublecrosses her father by conceiving twins of both races. He along with Streak and another she wolf nursed Darren back to health in his time of need. takes no part in the fighting, and tries to escape the chaos until he is attacked by Cormac Limbs. Darren is forced to threaten him into fleeing with his Vampire powers. Cirque Du Freak = The Saga of Darren Shan, Darren Shan The Saga of Darren Shan (known as Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan in the United States) is a young adult 12-part book series written by Darren Shan (pen name of Darren O'Shaughnessy) about the struggle of a boy who has become involved in the world of vampires. The skinniest man that Darren has ever seen, he played the 'London Bridge is Falling Down', songs by the Beatles and TV theme tunes by opening his mouth and hitting his bony ribs with a drumstick. Larten Crepsley. In The Lord of the Shadows, he confirms Evanna's prophecy regarding the Lord of the Shadows to Darren's horror. Tall, played by Academy Award-nominated Ken Watanabe. Seba also dresses all in red, which is where Mr. Crepsley got the idea. When he was four, he was sold to a traveling circus where he was abused, locked in a glass tank, and forced to feel ugly, useless, and freakish. A vampet in book 9 who was tortured and killed by Vancha March. The Dark Tower • Daniel 'Spits' Abrams. He is said to be able to eat anything in a matter of minutes. Seba Nile served as a big inspiration to Mr. Crepsley (while teaching Mr. Crepsley, before the series, he says he wishes to speak like Seba. However, when his head is cut off by R.V. angrily vows to bring the Cirque down. The first appearance of Harkat is in Cirque du Freak, however he is not known by the name Harkat Mulds until Vampire Mountain. Cirque du Freak (Japanese: ダレン・シャン, Hepburn: Daren Shan, lit. Harkat thinks this is only one of many paths the world could take, but a petrified Darren realises the destruction is certain, and he may well be its architect as the Lord of the Shadows. He is not yet the Lord of the Vampaneze in the film but Mr. Being Human • Lady Evanna chose to mate with him and Gannen Harst, thus having a baby from both a vampire and vampaneze to attempt to bring about lasting peace. Darren Shan was a normal 15-year old until he visited the Cirque du Freak, a freak show with characters such as, Mr. Crepsley, Evra, Corma Limbs, and Rhamus Twobellies. In book 8, Allies of the Night, the Hunters run into him in the city of Crepsley's childhood, where a group of Vampeneze are openly killing humans, just as Murlough was in the third book Tunnels of Blood. Darren is portrayed by Chris Massoglia in the 2009 movie adaptation. Mr. Crepsley's former teacher and Vampire Mountain's quartermaster. He is portrayed by Frankie Faison in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. Related Searches. A friend of Kurda Smahlt. After just finishing that one, we are awaiting delivery of the third book in the series, Tunnels of Blood. She agrees on the condition that Darren, an innocent victim of Tiny's meddling, is freed from the Lake of Souls, but she double-crosses her father by conceiving twins of both Vampire and Vampaneze, which will create a new species that can freely breed with both races, erasing any divisions between them. Previously known as Vancha Harst, Vancha was first blooded a Vampaneze with his brother, Gannen Harst. Darren was said to kill her but she was really killed by a vampaneze. A Cirque performer with the ability to stretch himself into all sorts of shapes. In the far future, Darren is reincarnated by Mr. Cirque du Freak • Unknown to Darius, Steve's associates RV and Morgan James murder Tom Jones, and then lead Darren into a trap, where Darius shoots him with an arrow-gun. The name Harkat Mulds is actually an anagram of the name Kurda Smahlt shown by the teeth of the panther, as revealed in The Lake of Souls. Vancha is wounded during the battle by Gannen and unable to fight any longer. Twilight Saga • Shocked out of her neutrality, Evanna then seeks to upset Tiny's plans, while also trying to save Darren from his imprisonment in the Lake of Souls. Gavner's death is one of the main reasons Darren speaks of Kurda's treachery. When Steve is poisoned as a result of Darren stealing Crepsley's spider Madame Octa, Darren agrees to become a half-vampire and Crepsley's assistant in exchange for the cure. Vampires. He is possibly a connection to the Demonata saga, as one of the main themes is lycanthrophy. At times it was implied he was neglected as a child, and possibly took out his anger on his mother. After Steve murders Shancus, R.V. After Steve wounds Darren, R.V. After the show, Steve begs Crepsley to turn him into a vampire and take him on as his assistant. Madam Octa is a telepathic spider, and can do many different tricks. A wolf in Streak's pack who Darren never nicknamed but he was identified by his darker fur. From the Admin here on the Darren Shan Wiki, I thank you very much for your contributions. NOS4A2 • However this was denied by Darren Shan, as a question asked by a fan at the Darren Shan message boards, Questions for Shan section. A Vampire Prince and the oldest living vampire. When he has Debbie prisoner, although Steve instructs him to murder her, R.V. It is part of the Vampire Blood Trilogy, which comprises the first three of the 12 book saga. Kurda tells him to stand down after saying too much blood has been shed. Jimmy appears himself later in the novel, where he is with Gavner Purl to attend a performance of the Cirque's in 1960s New York City. Like all Princes, he has huge muscles and is quite big [over 6 ']. THE CITY TRILOGY ADULT STAND ALONE NOVEL CHILDREN'S STAND ALONE NOVELS THE MOVIE Go to these sites for info or for help with your own wiki! Evra and Merla's youngest child. They remained constant companions for many years, so that by the time they embarked of the hunt for the Lord of the Vampanaze, their bond was that of a father and son. Vampire Knight • )is Darren's best friend who has a deep interest in vampires. He later attacks the Cirque du Freak, taking Evra's son Shancus hostage and to the vampaneze hideout. The first book in the series, The Vampire’s Assistant, was made into a movie in 2009. Merla Von is Evra's wife and the mother of his three children. He is found dead under the body of a lifeless bear in book eight (due to their life-style, old Vampires often choose to fight a battle they know they possess no hope of winning rather than die peacefully). book by ryohgo narita. Several years later Steve secretly met with Darius and converted him into a half-vampaneze, brainwashing him with propaganda. Steve also tries in the series to impregnate her with his child and soon succeeds. When Steve attends the Cirque du Freak with Darren, he recognizes Larten Crepsley as a vampire from one of his vampire books. She is highly intelligent and poisonous, she can even be trained to control how much poison she injects. One of the street people that was recruited by Debbie Hemlock and Alice Burgess to help the vampires in the War of the Scars. A friend of Declan's who helped him save Darren. Short for Augustine Bas. She can detach her ears and use them as kind of boomerangs. Which Cirque Du Freak Character Are You Most Like? Darren then drags Steve into the river by which they fought, and both succumb to their injuries and drown. is shocked, and leaves looking horrified. R.V. The Secret Circle • Darren Shan (Character) Davina. Darren Shan Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. He is a vampire general and is later killed by Kurda Smahlt. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain • Larten blackmailed Darren into becoming his half-vampire assistant when Steve was bitten by the spider, and helped Darren fake his death. he is present at every confrontation between Steve and the Hunters until the final battle between himself, Steve, his brother Vancha and Darren Shan. In the end, Darren the boy gets to live a normal life, and the soul of the Vampire goes to Paradise. He discovered that Larten was a vampire, and begged him to turn him into one. 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Steve leaves with his fellow vampaneze, with Gannen Harst knocking Darren out before he can alert his allies. The later books in the series elaborate on his powers further, revealing him as a time traveler capable of resurrecting the dead, and that Hibernius Tall was also his son and Evanna's twin. The fathers were both Vancha March and Gannen Harst, an example of intentional heteropaternal superfecundation. At the climax of the War of the Scars, she learns that Darren Shan and Steve Leopard are her half-brothers, having been directly created by Mr Tiny to throw the human world into chaos. insane. In an appearance at a book signing in New Jersey Darren Shan said that Mika was Arra Sails' mentor and perhaps even a rival of Larten Crepsley's for her affection. Mr. Larten tests his blood, and tells him that the blood is "bad", and that Steve is wicked and evil. In the saga of Darren Shan Truska mentions that her family were killed by evil fishermen. Cyrus. 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