Morte D'Amour, also known as the Lover of Death, is a member of the vampire council. Although translated in the novels as "lover of death", his name more accurately translates to "death of love" or "death from love".
He sends Yvette as his envoy to the United States along with Warrick. It seems that he is afraid of the legalization of vampires, and when the Council delegation reaches St. Louis in Burnt Offerings, he orders Yvette to create a bloodbath and create an anti-vampire climate as Mr. Oliver had planned.
In Bullet, it is revealed that he, along with the rest of the Council, has taken the power of Marmee Noir into themselves, opening a way for the Mother of Darkness to possess them all. In order to possess Morte D'Amour, Marmee Noir promised him deaths, enough to feed his hunger for slaughter. When Anita is healing Noel, with the help of her two triumvirates, Morte D'Amour/Marmee Noir appears in spirit and tries to force the group into feeding on Noel. Jean-Claude turns the hunger into the ardeur, and Morte D'Amour disappears.
Powers & AbilitesEdit
Morte D'Amour is an extemely powerful vampire, sourdre de sang and progenitor of his own bloodline. He could lend his power to Yvette, a non-master vampire and also dampen the powers of Warrick, who did not become a master vampire until he had left the vicinity of Morte D'Amour
- Corruption. Morte D'Amour can cause "corruption" with his bite -- unless the victim is sufficiently powerful to resist, even a single bite can cause a victim to decay and die. This is a rare ability in his bloodline and few other vampires have it.
- Feed on Death - As Belle Morte can feed from lust, Morte D'Amour can feed on the energy of every life he takes.
- Rotting Vampire. As the progenitor of his bloodline, he has the ability to allow his body to rot into a decaying corpse or even fall apart without suffering damage. As a result, he is almost impossible to kill without fire (or, presumably, sunlight).