Originally Posted by john4200
As someone already said, Sookie is not half Fae. Neither her mother nor her father were 100% Fae. Niall is her great-grandfather, so that makes Sookie 1/8 Fae.
Perhaps I shouldn't have used the word "half," since it has a mathematical connotation. How much Fae she is wasn't my point. Rather, I was trying to get at the concept of hybridization. Sookie, Bill, Eric, Pam, Tara, Andy's kids - these are all hybrids. How they come into being is different. Sookie became a hybrid because - at some point in her family history - a fae hooked up with a human. Bill, Eric, Pam, Tara, etc, are hybrids because a vampire (itself a hybrid) turned them from human to hybrid-vampire. The only non-hybrid vampire we've seen thus far is Lilith. She's full Other, just like the fae are full Other. There may be others of Lilith's pure-vampire race or not; I'm not sure we've been told. But I believe we've been told that Lilith was the first to turn humans. We've also now seen she was the first to turn a fae (Warlow). The reason vampires get high on Lilith's blood, like they do on fae blood, is because it is the blood of an Other. If Lilith were just a very very old vampire, would the blood still make them high? If Tara, a young vampire, were to drink Godric's blood, would it make her a little high? I don't think so. Lilith is special not just because she's oldest, but because she's Different.