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I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.

I was a survivor, and I was strong. I would not be weak, or helpless again I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.

–Feyre, A Court of Mist and Fury

Feyre Archeron (pronounced: Fay-ruh [1]) is the High Lady of Night Court and the first ever High Lady of Prythian.

She was originally a Mortal, but was later resurrected as a High Fae by the seven High Lords. For a time, Feyre resided at the Court of Dreams in Velaris after leaving the Spring Court, but was then brought back after the events in Hybern in A Court of Mist and Fury. As of the conclusion of the trilogy, Feyre is back in Velaris, reigning over the Night Court as High Lady alongside Rhysand, who is her mate and the High Lord of the Night Court.

Appearance

Feyre is tall and slender and strongly built, with pale skin, golden-brown hair and slightly up-tilted blue-grey eyes. Before arriving at the Spring Court, Feyre ate very little due to her family's poverty, thus she was extremely thin, however, once she settled into the Spring Court she filled out to a healthy weight. When her family was poor and living in a hovel she was bony and thin, although she was quite strong.

After her time in the Spring Court, her skin had tanned and freckled a bit. She has a pert and pretty nose, sharp cheekbones and a soft mouth. She is described as beautiful. Her left forearm bore a tattoo given to her by Rhysand. The tattoo acts as a bargain contract that requires Feyre to spend one week every month of her life in the Night Court. After turning into a High Fae while living with Tamlin, she wastes away and becomes skinny once more.

The tattoo that signifies her bargain with Rhysand was later destroyed by the King of Hybern in A Court of Mist and Fury. However, her other arm bears a matching tattoo to the original which marks her as the High Lady of the Night Court.

Personality

Feyre begins by having a strange, cold, withdrawn mask that hides her warmth and compassion. She is very stubborn and keeps her promises, although she is quite a natural at lying. She has a fiery, rebellious, daring side to her that hates rules, and is very curious as to the world around her.

Feyre is occasionally seductive and charming when she wants to be, but generally prefers to remain open to the people she has an affection for. She hates it when others judge her, and is fairly indignant in terms of those who don't receive equal rights. She can be very cunning when she wants to be as she is brilliant at masking her emotions and playing different roles, and has a hotheaded temper when provoked. She has an unwavering loyalty to those who have earned her trust, and a deep hatred towards those who have broken it.

Feyre has a dark side that she doesn't mind showing, driven forward by her compassion, determination, self-sacrificing nature and faith for those she loves. Feyre is also a keen artist, although after the events under the mountain she couldn't bring herself to paint. 

Biography

Early Life

Feyre is the youngest child of three sisters, Nesta being the oldest and Elain the middle child. Feyre's family was a wealthy one. Her father was called the "prince of merchants" and her mother was negligent toward her daughters, caring only about her status and party planning.

Feyre's mother died of typhus when she was eight, but not before making her promise that she will take care of the family. Later on, her merchant father put all their money into a trading business across the sea, and lost all his ships. He went into debt and was hunted down and assaulted by those he owed. As a result, her father's knee was irreparably damaged. Now living in poverty, Feyre becomes the sole provider for the family despite being the youngest.

Too young to read before her family lost their wealth, Feyre grew up illiterate, and without the upper-class training her sisters benefited from. When they were forced to move from their home to a nondescript village, Nesta, Elain, and their father left all the housekeeping and bread-winning to Feyre. When she was eleven, she started following hunters to the forest and learned to set snares and hunt by watching them. Later on she began a sexual relationship with a village boy named Isaac Hale and her sisters searched for possible suitors.

Feyre has always had an interest in painting, but because her sisters avail themselves of any money Feyre brings into the household, she has little time or resources to purchase paints and practice.

One time Feyre was able to sell some of her hunts, Elain bought her three paints, red, blue and yellow. Feyre started painting on every surface she could find, tables and a shared dresser. She painted fire for Nesta, flowers for Elain, and although she could not explain it, she painted the night sky, stars and moon for herself.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Coloring Book 2

Feyre kills Andras

Feyre is first introduced in the snow-covered forests of her village as she hunts for food during the hard winter cold. She is close to starvation and while she settles to shoot a doe, she spots a wolf. Once Feyre notices, she struggles between running or shooting the large wolf, which could be a faerie. Out of hatred for the faeries, she shoots the unmoving wolf, and since he does not die, she shoots another arrow through his eye, finally killing him. Feyre skins the wolf and drags a doe she killed to her cottage. Unbeknownst to her the wolf was Andras— a faerie from the Spring Court who was sent to the mortal realm by Tamlin.

A day after killing the wolf, Feyre goes to the village to sell what is left of the doe. When she comes back, while having dinner with her family, a beast with a bear-like body, wolf head and elk horns destroys her cottage's door and storms into it, asking who killed the wolf. When Feyre confesses it was her and asks the beast what the price is, the beast replies "a life for a life". When Feyre requests that the beast kill her outside so that her family does not have to clean her blood from the floor, the beast is impressed by her nerve and tells her that she could fulfill her debt by spending her life in Prythian.

Her father encourages her to do it and never come back. Feyre leaves with the beast and for the few minutes they move through the woods, she looks for a way to run away or kill it. She is then knocked out by the beast with magic and kept unconscious through the whole trip.

Coloring Book 5

Feyre meets Tamlin and Lucien

Feyre regains consciousness when she is already in the Spring Court and arrives at a nice, seemingly empty manor. She is taken into a dining room by the beast who, with a flash of light, transforms into a blond, young man with a mask, Tamlin. He offers her food, which she refuses. He sends her to have a bath and come back. When she returns, she still refuses to eat, believing that she will be spelled. Tamlin and Feyre are joined only by a faerie named Lucien who initially starts mocking her for being human and looking starved. Tamlin tries to get her interest by telling her she looked cleaned and well dressed, which she dismisses as pathetic flirting. Due to her continued distrust he magically chains her to the seat and promises not to release her until she eats, Feyre obliges and is sent to her room and not a cell, to her surprise.

Although initially the relationship with Tamlin is hard, eventually he gains Feyre's trust and interest. Feeling that she is failing the promise she made to her mother and leaving her family to die, Tamlin confesses that he glamoured her family to think she left to take care of a sick aunt and her father's ships were found across the sea. Tamlim himself sent them gold and jewels to ensure their wellbeing after he took Feyre. Feeling free, she starts painting and tries to learn reading.

Coloring Book 8

Feyre meets Rhys

During the night of the Calanmai, Feyre is advised by Tamlin to stay in her room and not open her door no matter what. Restless due to the sound of drums, and feeling them call to her, she leaves the manor and goes to the hills.

While there, she meets three High Fae, who take an interest in her and herd her to the woods, where they attempt to take advantage of her. She is then saved by a stranger, who she thinks is the most beautiful man she has ever seen, sensual, yet dangerous. When they part ways, she is found by Lucien and returned to the manor.

When she hears the music from the hills suddenly stop, Feyre strolls out of her room to have a snack, only to be found by a strange Tamlin, drunk with magic. He starts seducing her and bites her neck. She slaps him and tells him she is not a second plate. After these events, the interest between her and Tamlin becomes more obvious.

One morning while having breakfast, the faerie who saved her during Calanmai enters the manor. Before he gets to the dining room Lucien glamours Feyre to not be visible to the stranger. Tamlin reveals the stranger to be Rhysand, and tries to kick him out. Rhysand reveals that he came to the Spring Court to pass a message from an unknown woman, later revealed to be Amarantha. Before Rhysand leaves he notices the extra plate on the table and recognizes Feyre's smell. He destroys the glamour and, using his powers, reads and grabs Feyre's mind, hurting her and scaring Tamlin.

After this, Tamlin sends her home, where she finds her now wealthy family. Nesta confesses she resisted Tamlin's glamour and remembers everything that happened. After a few weeks Feyre decides to come back to the Spring Court, which she finds deserted and destroyed. She finds Alis, who explains what happened and why.

Coloring Book 15

Feyre stabs Tamlin

Feyre decides to go Under the Mountain, where she is taken to Amarantha. Feyre claims she wants to free Tamlin and Amarantha agrees, but only if Feyre survives three challenges and solve a riddle. Tamlin stays silent and unmoving throughout the whole interaction between the ladies.

During her first trial Feyre hurts her arm, which is left unattended by Amarantha and the other faeries. One night, Rhysand manages to get into Feyre's cell and offers her healing in exchange for spending two weeks out of every month in the Night Court. Feyre initially disagrees but negotiates to one week a month. Once they both agree, a beautiful black tattoo with a cat's eye in the palm of her hand appears on her left arm.

After successfully completing the remaining two trials, Amarantha, enraged, starts killing Feyre, who eventually manages to break Amarantha's curse with her last breath.

Feyre is later resurrected by the seven High Lords of Prythian, but she is turned in the process into a High Fae, traumatized by all the things she had to do to free Tamlin, herself and the whole of Prythian. She then returns to the Spring Court, to live with Tamlin.

A Court of Mist and Fury

Coloring Book 17

Feyre at her wedding to Tamlin

Feyre has spent three months in the Spring Court after the events of Under the Mountain. She battles with the traumatic events she experienced, having killed two innocent High Fae as part of her tests. She constantly awakens in the middle of the night with nightmares and vomits in the bathroom. Tamlin, dealing with similar issues, decides to ignore what is going on with both of them, pretending nothing happened. Feyre's physical and mental health keeps deteriorating and Tamlin does not allow her out of his manor.

Feyre spends her time planing her wedding along with Ianthe, a high priestess and Tamlin's childhood friend. Ianthe takes over the responsibility of wedding planner and, with Tamlin, controls every aspect of Feyre's life, including what she wears. Feyre, being so broken, accepts everything they want to do with her.

According to Ianthe and Tamlin, Feyre's responsibilities are to bear children to ensure Tamlin's bloodline survives, and plan parties. She has to behave according to his desires to send the "right message" to the remaining courts. Tamlin confesses to her that she will be a consort only, but never a High Lady.

The day of her wedding, Feyre is not sure of what she is doing. She thinks after being married, things will be better between her and Tamlin and eventually a mating bond will occur. Alis mentions that she looks as if she is going to a funeral instead of her wedding.

Ten steps before reaching Tamlin, Feyre decides to stop the wedding. However, she can barely speak and stops walking down the aisle. She prays for someone to rescue her and stop the wedding. Tamlin realizes what is happening and tries to grab her and pull her towards him. Suddenly Rhysand appears to take Feyre away to the Night Court, calling in the bargain she made with him Under the Mountain.

They both winnow to the Night Court, where she finds a great house on a mountain, instead of the horrible place she expected. Feyre is surprised to see concern in Rhysand's eyes but while he makes fun of her wedding dress and fiasco, she throws a shoe and hits him really hard. Rhysand tells her that she is rather strong for a normal High Fae and that she might have inherited the powers from other High Lords, while they resurrected her, and that she needs to train to be prepared for an upcoming war against the King of Hybern and his forces.

The next morning Rhysand tells Feyre her "torture" for the week, learning to read. He also offers her a job to stay with him and work for him, which she refuses automatically out of hate and anger towards him.

When Feyre is returned to the Spring Court, Tamlin uses her as a spy to gather all possible information about the Night Court and Rhysand.

During the Tithe, a tax collection Tamlin assembles for all members of his lands, Feyre helps a water wraith pay her debt, a fact that infuriates Tamlin. When they start arguing about it, Feyre confesses that she feels controlled and overwhelmed by Tamlin. Out of fury, he destroys his study, yet she is not hurt, having created a wall of air around her for protection. She immediately forgives Tamlin for what happened.

When Rhysand takes her to the Night Court for a second time, she spends most of her time alone and reading books, after learning to read and write under Rhysand's teachings and teasing. He also teaches her to block her mind from undesired mind walkers that may attempt to control her. When she is about to return to the Spring Court, concerned, he asks her what can he do to help her, since she is looking physically and mentally worse everyday. She again refuses his help, however is not so excited about going back to the Spring Court.

When she returns to Tamlin's manor, she is revoked any privilege to go out, with the excuse of her own safety. One morning Tamlin wards the house with her inside, locking her in. She starts panicking and envelops herself in a cocoon of darkness, fire and wind. Rhysand is forced to destroy Tamlin's wards and sends Morrigan in to rescue Feyre.

When Feyre awakes the next day she finds Rhysand in her room, tired and desperate, after spending the night in a couch watching her. He tells her she is free to stay in the House of Wind until she desires to leave. Feyre asks him to take her with him and he winnows them to Velaris.

After meeting Rhysand's Inner Circle, Feyre decides to work with him. After several events, she starts realizing how broken she was and how badly she was treated at the Spring Court. She begins a road of self-discovery that leads her right where she belongs. All of this is in the midst of the beginning of a war against Hybern. In the process, Rhysand gets shot out of the sky with ash arrows and Feyre saves him, killing the attackers and removing the arrows from his body. She finds that the arrows were poisoned and tries to help Rhys by catching the Suriel. She finds out that the High Lord of the Night Court is her mate.

Feyre is upset, but returns to Rhys and heals him with her blood, as the Suriel tells her to. She takes Rhys back to Morrigan and the others, and asks Mor to take her to a retreat. After a few days in a small cottage Feyre realizes that she also loves Rhysand as he does her. He appears one day and explains everything to her, how he protected Velaris from Amarantha and the dreams he used to have of Feyre's life. He tells her how he found her at the Calanmai, and fell in love with her. Rhys and Feyre then mate and later they retrieve the first half of the Book Of Breathings, and are given the second half by the golden queen of the mortal world.

Velaris is then attacked and Feyre defends the city, using the powers at her disposal. She kills the Attor and Rhys names her Defender Of The Rainbow. Rhys, Feyre, Mor, Cassian and Azriel travel to Hybern. Feyre fails to nullify the Cauldron, and they meet Jurian, who has been resurrected by the King of Hybern. Jurian shoots Azriel and they are brought before the King of Hybern. It is revealed that Tamlin and Lucien were working with Hybern, allowing Hybern to set up an area where they could knock down the wall in exchange for Feyre back. The King senses that Rhys and Feyre are mates. Apparently, Ianthe betrayed them and told the King where Feyre's sisters were. The King has them dragged out and dropped into the Cauldron, making them High Fae. Lucien and Elain's mating bond snaps into place. Rhys almost makes the King an offer when Feyre begins to shake violently and throws out her Light magic from the Day Court, temporarily blinding everyone. She destroys the wards on the castle preventing them from winnowing out and plays one last game, pretending that Rhys had kept control over her mind.

Her friends play along as she cries and runs to Tamlin, who refuses to accept that she could even love someone else, and views her as his property, his prize. They say their silent goodbyes and Mor winnows Elain and Nesta out. Rhys, Cassian and Azriel follow. Feyre goes back to the Spring Court and it is revealed that she is Rhysand's spy and the High Lady of The Night Court, Rhys's queen and equal in every way. As Feyre walks up the driveway, she glances back and sees that Lucien has seen through every lie. She smiles at him as Tamlin leads her into the heart of his territory.

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Feyre returns to the Spring Court. She is there to spy for Rhysand and the Night Court to gather information for how to destroy Tamlin's court - from the inside. She uses a glamour to cover up the tattoo that marks her as High Lady of the Night Court.

Powers and Abilities

When Feyre died Under the Mountain, she was resurrected and reborn by the combined powers of the seven High Lords. She was Made into a High Fae, thus gaining the physique of High Faes, their strength and speed, their keener senses, and also their immortality. Feyre also inherited a fraction of all seven High Lord's powers, and as a result she is able to track hidden objects through that power and use those abilities together. Feyre is able to winnow from one place to another, and also received Illyrian combat training from Cassian.

The following lists down Feyre's abilities and its corresponding court.

Relationships

Family

Love Interests

Notable Friendships

Trivia

  • If ACOTAR was set in modern times, Feyre would love the Sofia Coppola films. [2]
  • Feyre derives from "Fayre" which is an English name that means "beautiful".
  • Feyre is lightly based off of Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
  • Sarah stated in an interview that part of the reason she choose the name "Feyre" was because it sounded like "fair".
  • Sarah J Maas stated in an interview that Feyre would be sorted into Slytherin if she attended Hogwarts.
  • In an interview, Maas stated that if Feyre ended up with someone from the "Throne of Glass" series it would most likely be Chaol Westfall.

Appearances

References

Night Court
Characters Rhysand · Feyre Archeron · Amren · Morrigan · Cassian · Azriel · Nesta Archeron · Elain Archeron · Lucien Vanserra · Nuala · Cerridwen · Keir · Devlon · Clotho · Madja · Bryaxis · Sevenda · Rita · Thanatos · Thanatos's daughter · Rhysand's father † · Rhysand's mother † · Rhysand's sister † · Enalius
Locations Cesere · Hewn City · Palace of Bone and Salt · Palace of Thread and Jewels · Rainbow of Velaris · Restaurant · Rita's · Sidra River · The Prison · Velaris · Western Isles
Spring Court
Characters Tamlin · Feyre Archeron (former) · Lucien Vanserra (former) · Alis (former) · Ianthe † · Andras † · Bron · Hart · Tamlin's father · Tamlin's mother · Ianthe's father · Ianthe's mother · Ianthe's sisters
Locations Village · Western Forest
High Lords and Ladies of Prythian
Current Rhysand · Feyre · Tamlin · Tarquin · Beron · Helion · Kallias · Thesan
Former Tamlin's father · Rhysand's father · Nostrus

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