Self-Proclaimed Blood Goddess
Demeanor: Creep Show
Embrace: 1923 (born 1895)
Apparent Age: Late twenties
Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3
Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 4, Appearance 4
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Talents: Alertness 3, Athletics 3, Awareness 2, Brawl 3, Empathy 3, Expression 4, Intimidation 3, Leadership 4, Streetwise 3, Subterfuge 3
Skills: Animal Ken 2, Crafts 2, Drive 2, Etiquette 4, Firearms 1, Larceny 2, Melee 3, Performance 4 (Acting), Stealth 3, Survival 3
Knowledges: Academics 2, Finance 3, Investigation 3, Law 2, Medicine 3, Occult 2, Politics 2, Science 2, Technology 1
Disciplines: Animalism 1, Celerity 2, Fortitude 3, Potence 2, Presence 2, Protean 4
Backgrounds: Allies 2, Fame 3, Herd 3, Resources 4, Retainers 4
Flaws: Red List
Virtues: Conscience 2, Self-Control 3, Courage 4
Few suspect that Karen Anatos—host of “Mistress Black’s Midnight Movie Madness” (airing nationwide on syndication)—was born nearly a century ago as Lily Thorne, nor that she’s been acting in movies and on television since the days of the silent pictures. Nor do most realize that the actresses Rose Thorne or Ophelia Vine were also the same person. Karen Anatos is merely the latest incarnation of an unliving legend of Hollywood.
Karen uses the tools of her trade to change her appearance in order to keep up with the demands of the business called show. She uses makeup, fake lashes, contact lenses, and hair dye to accentuate the features of her current alias. Unlike other vampires, Karen Anatos is also not afraid to change her appearance to set trends, and can do so because she’s got the means and the justification for it. Currently, Karen has affected the look of “Mistress Black,” host of a popular weekly series showcasing Z-grade Hollywood horror movies of yesteryear. Her smoldering sexuality and witty wordplay keep viewers engaged through the otherwise turgid fright fests.
What makes Karen most notable in Kindred society is her almost total ignorance of wider vampire culture and mores. She was never taught the Traditions, and doesn’t even know personally of any other vampires (although she’s deduced that others must exist). She bases her unlife off of how she thinks a vampire should act; her aversion to garlic, for example, is entirely psychosomatic. At the same time, she doesn’t understand the importance of secrecy in Kindred society, and lives quite openly as a “Blood Goddess,” in her own words. Thus, she represents a major threat to the Masquerade, particularly in light of her very public persona, and some powerful voices are beginning to call for her extermination before she commits a serious breach.