Lafayette Reynolds (Character)

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Created by:  David Tishchman and Mariah Huehner

1st appearance: True Blood #1- part 1, July 2010

Nationality: African American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’9                   Weight: 160 lbs

Eye color: Brown             Hair color: Black

Relatives: Mae Hellerman (Great-Great Grand-Mother)Winnie (Great-grandmother), Lettie Mae Daniels (Aunt), Tara Thornton (Cousin), Ruby Jean Reynolds  (Mother), Uncle Cyrus (Uncle),

Skills and abilities: Skilled hand-to-hand fighter.

Powers: Lafayette is a medium that possesses a magical ability that allows him to make contact with the ghosts, or spirits, of Bon Temps deceased loved ones. After a relationship with the powerful brujo Jesus Velasquez, Lafayette has become possessed by a Mexican demon, giving him even more power.


Lafayette Reynolds is a short order cook, a medium, and a major character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by actor Nelsan Ellis on the HB series True Blood, Lafayette debuts on the episode “Strange Love” in the series’ first season, and has remained a prominent character through the series’ second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons.

A short order cook at his local hometown restaurant Bellefleur’s Bar and Grill, a popular local hangout formerly known as Merlotte’s Bar and Grill, Lafayette spends most of his time located in his hometown of Bon Temps, Louisiana.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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