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Mr. Snow
Biographical information
Born

Ca. 1000 BC

Infected

Ca. 1000 BC

Died

2012

Killed By

Annie Sawyer

Cause of Death

Explosion

Physical description
Species

Vampire (Type 2)

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Red

Eye colour

Blue

Skin colour

Caucasian

Affiliation
Occupation

Leader of the Old Ones

Infector

Vampire Brother (possibly)

Infectees Numerous unspecified recruits
Television Portrayal
First appearance Prequel The Old Ones
Last appearance The War Child
Actor Mark Gatiss
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"These eyes have looked upon Pharaohs, and the son of the carpenter. And now, they must look at you, proudly showing me your idea like a child with a handful of its own excrement. I have never known humiliation, failure, or obscurity. How does it make you feel? Like coming home, I imagine."
―To Nick Cutler[src]

Mr. Snow was an ancient Vampire, over 3,000 years old[1], and the leader of the Old Ones. He had rotted teeth, was much stronger than younger Vampires, and his skin was unnaturally pale with black veins visible beneath.

HistoryEdit

Pre-2012Edit

Mr. Snow was born circa 1000 BC.[2] According to Hal Yorke, Snow was one of the earliest Vampires and the progenitor of the majority of Vampire lineages of recruitment. Mr. Snow also claimed to have met Egyptian Pharaohs and Jesus Christ, and to have never once felt any failure or humiliation in his life.

Mr. Snow's last visit to Britain before 2012 was in 1779, and Vampires took him to a village, where they massacred the adults and used their bodies to create a depiction of the Vampires' history, and then made the children of the village sing to them before they drank their blood. Snow claimed to have been touched by this tribute to him. (The War Child)

In 1855, Fergus believed that Mr. Snow, unlike the other Old Ones, was not scared of Hal, who was an extremely vicious and violent Vampire at the time. (The Graveyard Shift)

2012Edit

In 2012, Mr. Snow and the other Old Ones travelled on a freighter driven by a Human crew from Bolivia to Barry Island, Wales across the Atlantic Ocean, to discuss their plans to go to war against Humanity at Barry. At at least one point during the journey, Mr. Snow blackmailed the freighter's Human captain into leaving a young janitor locked out for Snow to drain. (The Old Ones)

Mr. Snow also had a Werewolf agent in Barry for the Old Ones, Milo, secretly watch over Honolulu Heights and the residents, among which were Annie Sawyer and the prophesised War Child Eve Sands, until the former and the other Old Ones arrived. (The War Child)

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Mr. Snow on the freighter from Bolivia, about to attack a human janitor. (The Old Ones)

When the Old Ones finally arrived at Stoker Import and Exports at Barry, Mr. Snow found no-one there to greet them. (Making History) Shortly afterwards, Mr. Snow met with Milo and discussed the matter of the Honolulu Heights residents with him. Nick Cutler, who was meant to welcome the Old Ones, later arrived and tried to impress them, but Mr. Snow was bored and unimpressed at Cutler's failures and dismissed him.

Later, Tom McNair arrived and offered Eve to Mr. Snow on the condition that the former stayed with Eve. Snow apparently considered raising Eve himself, before Hal and Annie arrived and the latter angrily fended off the other Old Ones to get Eve back. Mr. Snow then returned Eve to Annie and decided to instead let Annie raise Eve herself and ensure that Eve stayed alive; confident that Annie would be unable to allow Eve to die despite the fact that this would negate the Skin Parchments' prophecy and allow the Vampires to proceed with their plan to take over from Humanity. However, Annie instead used Hal's explosives to blow up Stoker's, killing the Old Ones and Mr. Snow before the latter could stop her. (The War Child)

Alternate timelineEdit

In an alternative timeline where Mr. Snow and the Old Ones weren't killed when they came to Britain in 2012, their plans to launch a war between Vampires and Humanity weren't stopped. On 11 April, 2012, Mr. Snow personally drained and killed the British Prime Minister on national television while the Prime Minister was appealing for calm.

After the Vampires took over, as Eve grew up, Mr. Snow had the Vampires secretly ensure from behind the scenes that she stayed alive. Snow had one notable encounter with Eve on 10 April, 2022, when interrogating Isaac Daniels after he and Eve were captured by the Vampires. Mr. Snow learned from the interrogation who Eve was and killed Isaac, but allowed Eve to escape and had his forces ensure that Eve reached the Human resistance's custody. (the War Child)

RelationshipsEdit

Hal YorkeEdit

Mr. Snow was polite and respectful towards Hal, and he believed Hal's lapse into his benevolent persona to be nothing more than a phase and was convinced Hal would inevitably revert and rejoin the Old Ones.

Annie SawyerEdit

Mr. Snow possessed a great amount of respect for Annie, regarding her as an equally worthy legend as himself. However, Snow also gravely underestimated Annie's strength and willpower, which in turn led to Snow's death.

Eve SandsEdit

Mr. Snow expressed some respect and fascination towards Eve, and he also once appeared to express pity that she was given the burden of her destiny as the War Child.

Nick CutlerEdit

Mr. Snow was bored and unimpressed with Cutler and the latter's poor and failing attempts to impress him, and caused a massive blow to Cutler's pride and self-confidence when Cutler failed to impress him.

AbilitiesEdit

As one of the oldest, if not the oldest, vampire, Mr. Snow was much more powerful than any vampire shown in the series.

  • Vampire Mind Control - Mr. Snow had a hypnotic influence over younger vampires, which allowed him to force them to do what he wanted them to just by telling them to.
  • Super strength - Mr. Snow was shown to be very strong, as he was able to rip out a human's internal organs with practically no effort.
  • Immunity to cross - Unlike younger vampires, who are repelled by religious symbols, Mr. Snow was completely unfazed by said symbols such as crosses.
  • Ability to enter private residences without permission - Though Mr. Snow never demonstrated this, it is held to be a feature of Old Ones that they could enter a human/werewolf's home without permission and not suffer any of the ill effects that younger Vampires do.

TriviaEdit

  • In The War Child, Mr. Snow's teeth appeared to be less rotted in some scenes than in others.
  • According to Mark Gatiss, Mr. Snow is just a nickname given to him by the other vampires, as there is no-one alive in the present who knows Snow's real name.[3]
  • Regus stated in Eve of the War that the progenitors of the vampire race were two brothers that became the first vampires as part of a pact with the Devil to have immortality in exchange for blood. Due to Mr. Snow's advanced age and Hal's statement that he is "one of the first" and the progenitor of the majority of vampire lineages in modern times, some fans believe that Snow may have been one of these two brothers. However, other fans have discredited this, as Regus also mentioned that the original two vampires were Asian, whereas Mr. Snow is Caucasian; and have suggested that Snow may have simply been one of the vampires that the two original Vampire Brothers subsequently recruited, or that Snow may not have been recruited by the Brothers at all.
  • Hal's vampire bloodline is apparently part of the majority that Mr. Snow started, as Snow was able to influence Hal with commands.
  • Though never officially stated, Heggeman has been labelled by some viewers as the Syfy counterpart of Mr. Snow; although the character of Heggeman was introduced before Mr. Snow was conceived.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/mar/15/being-human-mark-gattis
  2. http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/mar/15/being-human-mark-gattis
  3. http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2012/mar/15/being-human-mark-gattis

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