Clary Fairchild

"These visions I've been having, they're a message from the Angel... The Mirror is Lake Lyn."

–Clary, Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen
Portrayed by Katherine McNamara.

Biographical Information

Name: Clarissa Fairchild-Morgenstern
Born: 1998
Age: 18
Clary Fray
Clary Fairchild
Little girl (by Alec)
Biscuit (by Magnus)
Species: Shadowhunter
Current Residence: New York Institute


Known relatives:

Valentine Morgenstern (father, decreased)
Jocelyn Fray (mother, decreased)
Jonathan Morgenstern (brother, deceased)
Lydia Branwell (distant cousin)
Significant other(s):
Jace Herondale
Simon Lewis (ex-boyfriend)
Status: Alive

Physical Description

Gender: Female
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5’5”


Clary is headstrong, stubborn, and fiery. She is
also intelligent and creative. She loves and cares deeply about her
mother and her friends and is loyal to them above all others. Having
not been raised with the typical Shadowhunter prejudice and rules,
she is often at odds with the more traditional Shadowhunters in the Institute, like
Alec and Lydia, over issues regarding mundanes and Downworlders
strict adherence to rules and protocol, and their generally
self-centered culture. Unlike most Shadowhunters, who defend innocents out
of a sense of duty, Clary does so without hesitation because she wants to..

Physical appearance

Clary is a beautiful young girl with bright red hair
and have a slim build. Hodge remarked that she
looks a lot like her mother, Jocelyn. Her
clothing style is generally simple and conservative
and she dislikes wearing the revealing outfits that Isabelle
had her wear on occasion. Since
meeting the Shadowhunters, Clary now has a number
of runes burned into various parts of her body.

Skills and Abilities

Nephilim physiology: Being Nephilim, Clary naturally possesses a variety
of enhanced physical and mental abilities
granted to her by the angel blood of Raziel
in her veins and also by the angelic Marks of the Gray Book. This
includes enhanced strength, speed, agility, stamina,
and coordination, which continue to improve
over time and practice.
The Sight: As a Shadowhunter, Clary is able to easily see
through most magical illusions and layers
of glamour over reality.
Runic magic: Due to the angel blood in their veins,
all Shadowhunters are all able to apply runes on their
skin without any real danger. These Marks, in turn,
give varied effects that serve to benefit the wearer
Use of heavenly weapons: As a Nephilim, Clary is also able to perform
tasks unique to their species, such as the ability
to use and call on the power of angels for their
seraph blades, as well as to handle any heavenly
weapons or objects with effect, which would normally
not work for other species. In particular, these
are tools made of adamas and
forged by Iron Sisters.
Angelic blood empowerment: While all Shadowhunters have
some angel blood in them, Clary has more;
particularly, she has pure angel blood, and
a blood connection with the angel Ithuriel. Accessing new runes:Because of this, Clary is able to "create" new runes—
hose not in the Gray Book—sent to her as
visions or images by Ithuriel. These runes include
tthe Sunlight rune, the Portal rune, and one
hat deactivated the Soul-Sword and took down wards put up
by Valentine with Magnus's magic.
Unique Shadowhunter ability:Clary and Jocelyn have the shared ability to press
physical objects into paper, transforming them into drawings or paintings,
and are conversely the only ones able to "reach into" the pictures to
extract the hidden object. According to Luke, this may have
been her unusual angelic powers, which some
Shadowhunters have, and may have been passed down from her mother.
Blood connection:Because of their angel blood, Clary and Jace
share a connection, both with each other and
with their source of their blood, Ithuriel. In addition,
Clary's blood to Jonathan Morgenstern gives
Jace an indirect connection to him as well.
Art:Clary is a particularly skilled and talented artist.
Skilled fighter:Clary has become quite skilled in swordsmanship
and hand to hand combat, which she is still currently
trying to improve further under the tutelage of those at the Institute.


Basic Shadowhunter gear, including: a steles, seraph blades, and various other weapons..
Fairchild Stele:For her eighteenth birthday, Jocelyn
gave her a stele that is a family heirloom.
Portal shardClary received a Portal shard tied to a chain from
Jocelyn before they were separated for the first time. It
spontaneously triggered visions of the people Clary focused on, working like
Portal for viewing the current state or
location of the person. It was also detectable
and once used by Valentine to communicate with her.

Credit: Clary Fairchild's Wiki