A lot of people have been wanting a discussion about the effects of V and Sookie’s blood (fairy blood), besides the obvious.
In my blood bond theory, I explain the difference between V use and blood bonds. Please read that article if you haven’t already. But in my opinion, a vampire must share his or her “essence” with the subject in order for a blood bond to form and that “a BB DOES NOT CREATE a relationship (a way of interacting) where none previously existed (except an underlying sexual undertone in dreams). A BB merely intensifies the relationship that is developing or already existed.”
Blood Bonds aside, we have noticed that the effects of V use vary and the amount seems to have no correlation to the intensity of the effects:
However, vampire blood is not the only blood creating magic on the show….Fairy Blood clearly creates magic and even human blood does as well:
In my opinion, blood in general is known to be magical on the show but it should be considered a singular ingredient in an overall “ritual.”
What does this mean?
As Tara’s fake exorcism and Arlene’s Wiccan ritual reminded us, rituals alone can have a profound effect even if they are not even “real.” It is clear from the examples above that the key to the varying effects of vampire blood and other types of blood have to do with the ritual surrounding it’s usage; the already magical properties of blood “adapt” to the ritual.
All we have seen about Sookie’s blood is it helps vampires temporarily day-walk, right? Do this same rules about rituals apply to Sookie’s blood (fairy blood) as well?
How do I know?
Why would the writer’s include this unless there was supposed to be a possibility that we would think about the power that Sookie’s blood could contribute to beyond non-ritualistic temporary day-walking? I don’t think it was simply there to point out the depth of Russell’s insanity.
In addition, I would also like to suggest that Jason’s fairy heritage contributed to the depth of his “v-trips” with Amy and the things he saw in those dreams with her and alone. Although it’s small it makes a lot of sense in regards to what we see in his “v-trips.”
There is a lot of emphasis on nature and water and seeing it in an enhanced way during Jason’s V trips and I think that’s part of what attracted the hippie Amy in addition to the enhanced V trips themselves. That would make sense that it has to do with his likely fairy heritage from what we’ve seen in Sookie’s fairyland trips:
Sookie hasn’t tripped out yet because that hasn’t been her goal and there hasn’t really been a ritual involved apart from the blood bonds she’s formed but that doesn’t mean that Sookie’s blood might not be causing her to have special effects when it comes to the vampire blood.
What do I mean?
It seems that because her natural connection with Eric makes her stronger as a person , it seems the ritual in their connection/relationship alongside their magical bloods combined has brought out Sookie’s powers more strongly. Although in Season One we saw Sookie use her fairy powers to help save Bill, it is presumed that Claudine aided her in that (as was seen in the original pilot). We don’t see her powers with Bill because their connection makes her weaker as a person overall, not stronger.
I think we will see the witches in this new Season Four coven utilizing vampire blood and maybe their own blood too or the blood of the dead in general (they are necromancers) in their rituals.
As I stated earlier, blood in general is known to be magical on the show but it should be considered a singular ingredient in an overall “ritual.” If we see magic happen through blood, we should consider the ritual when explaining the magical effects of blood rather than looking into just the blood itself.