Isabelle Lightwood

"Of course not. No one in Idris is gonna teach you how to fight in five-inch heels."

–Isabelle to Clray, Day of Wrath
Portrayed by Emeraude Toubia.

Biographical Information

Name: Isabelle Lightwood
Species: Shadowhunter
Current Residence: New York Institute, Manhattan, New York City


Known relatives:

Maryse Lightwood (mother)
Robert Lightwood (father)
Alec Lightwood (brother)
Max Lightwood (brother)
Jace Wayland/Herondale/Morgenstern
(adoptive brother)
Significant other(s):
Meliorn (sexual; former)
Status: Alive

Physical Description

Gender: Female
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown


Isabelle is compassionate, warm, charming,
and is generally welcoming to new friends. She
is a skilled seductress who can seduce any man,
both Shadowhunter and Downworlder, into either complying with
demands or maintaining confidential information. Isabelle is
also equally skilled and deadly in battle, particularly when
using her weapon of choice: her
whip. Isabelle is feisty, talented, intelligent,
and well-educated. She is fiercely loyal
to her family and loved ones, willing to let go of her
own happiness if it will make things better for them. Despite
this, she will fight for what she believes
is right even if the odds go
against her, and would only cede and make
the necessary sacrifice or
adjustments when she sees the sense in it
and how it would contribute
to the greater good.

Skills and Abilities

Nephilim physiology: Being Nephilim, Isabelle 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, Isabelle 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, Isabelle 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.
Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Isabelle is highly skilled in armed
and unarmed combat. Forensic pathology: Isabelle is shown to be skilled
in the study of forensic pathology and is referred to by Jace
and Alec as the best in New York. She was even able
to perform an autopsy on a strange new form of Forsaken
and was able to successfully deduce what made it special. She
is an expert, well-versed and highly-trained in studying
the bodies of both mundanes and all creatures of the Shadow World. Bilingual: Isabelle fluently speaks English
and is shown to also speak Spanish.


Basic Shadowhunter gear, including: a steles, seraph blades, and witchlight.
Lightwood family necklace: A family heirloom that was given to her
by its original owner, Magnus Bane.
Isabelle's whip: Isabelle uses her trademark whip as a
preferred choice of weapon. She shows a high level of skill and proficiency
wielding the whip. The whip can also transform into a staff. When not in
use, Isabelle wears it in the form of a serpent bracelet.

Credit: Isabelle Lightwood's Wiki