Imagined AI depiction of Louis from "The Shambling Guide to New York City" by Mur Lafferty, encapsulating the essence of this iconic archetype of Charming Vampire in the narrative.
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Louis is Zoe’s enigmatic and charming coworker at the travel book publisher. He is revealed to be a vampire and becomes a key ally to Zoe as she navigates the supernatural community in New York City. Louis is suave, knowledgeable about the hidden world of supernatural beings, and possesses a dry sense of humor.


[“I don’t dazzle, I charm.”,”In my experience, the perfectly normal people are the ones you should watch most carefully.”,”I’ll have you know I’m delightfully subtle.”]


Louis has slicked-back black hair, piercing blue eyes, and a tall and lean stature. His vampire nature is subtly hinted at through his pale complexion and an air of elegance and poise.




Enhanced speed, strength, and senses, as well as the ability to hypnotize and manipulate the thoughts of others.


Charming Vampire






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