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I thought his way was the only way to make the world a better place. A safer place.

–Cleophas about why she followed Valentine Morgenstern, How Are Thou Fallen

Cleophas Graymark, former known as Sister Cleophas is one of Luke's sisters and is an Iron Sister, like their mother.

Biography

Early life

Cleophas lived in Idris with her siblings, Lucian and Amatis, while their mother lived at the Adamant Citadel as an Iron Sister.[1] At one point in her life, Cleophas joined the Circle. When her older brother, Luke, became a werewolf, Cleophas was disgusted and disowned him. After the Uprising and the believed death of their leader, Valentine Morgenstern, Cleophas decided to be an Iron Sister as her way to avoid a death sentence from the Clave,[2] but when people asked her, Cleophas claimed to have done it to restore their family's honor after her brother Luke was Turned.[1]

Return

Fourteen years later, Sister Cleophas had become an esteemed member of the Iron Sisters' order, considered one of the best blade smiths,[3] who inspected and assessed the weapons made by the others.[1] Despite Cleo's long service, she remained a believer in Valentine's cause, and her desire to be with the Circle was renewed when she found out Valentine was alive.[2]

After Valentine stole the Soul-Sword, Isabelle Lightwood and Clary Fairchild were sent to the Citadel to inquire about the Sword and why Valentine would want it. When Clary passed the purity trial, Cleophas escorted her into the Citadel and told her the Soul-Sword's sinister purpose. Clary also confided in her about her newly created rune and her belief that her vision of the rune came from her late mother; when Clary asked her if it was possible that Jocelyn had become an angel, Cleophas told her that it wasn't.

Shortly after Clary and Isabelle left, Cleophas left the Citadel. Before she could, she was stopped by her friend and fellow Sister, Magdalena. Cleophas tried to turn her away, but when Magdalena tried to convince her to stay, Cleophas stabbed her. She took her stele and used it to ignite the Circle rune on her own neck before leaving.[1]

Cleophas then met with Valentine, telling him that she was still loyal to him and giving details about the rune Clary created. When he was skeptical of her information, she promised to bring proof back to him. Cleo injured herself and went to the Jade Wolf, telling Luke and Clary that she had just escaped the Circle. Luke was distrustful of her, while Clary pretended to believe her as a ploy to learn Valentine's location. Clary went along with Cleophas, though Luke and Jace were secretly in pursuit.

On their way to Valentine, however, Cleo, through Clary and a Hearing rune, was able to hear Ithuriel's cries for help and realized that Ithuriel was on Earth and was communicating with Clary. She was horrified to learn that Valentine was holding the angel captive and decided to help Clary, Jace, and Luke get to Valentine. She and Luke confronted Valentine while Jace and Clary released Ithuriel. Valentine held Cleo hostage to stall Luke and escaped with her.[2]

Still held captive by Valentine, Cleo was instructed to assess the Soul-Sword when his son Jonathan returned it to him. Cleo detected that its destructive powers had been neutralized—by Clary because of her rune abilities—but Valentine and Jonathan still forced her to fix it. During this time, Cleo was constantly injected with a mind-control serum which affected her blood,[3] somewhat poisoning her.[4] She was appalled and doubtful when Valentine suggested that he would compel a wish from Raziel if he could not use the Sword to destroy the Downworld. She sent Luke a fire-message about Valentine's recent plans.[3]

Healing

Cleo somehow managed to escape. Luke brought her to a farm where he found himself healing emotionally after he first Turned, hoping it would have the same effect on her. Cleo remained closed off, not even reaching out to Luke during her time there.

Eventually, when Clary needed her help to contact an angel, Luke brought Clary to the farm to speak to her.[4]

Appearances

Season Two appearances: 3/20
This Guilty Blood:
Absent
A Door Into the Dark:
Absent
Parabatai Lost:
Absent
Day of Wrath:
Absent
Dust and Shadows:
Absent
Iron Sisters:
Appears
How Are Thou Fallen:
Appears
Love is a Devil:
Absent
Bound By Blood:
Absent
By the Light of Dawn:
Mentioned only
Mea Maxima Culpa:
Absent
You Are Not Your Own:
Absent
Those of Demon Blood:
Absent
The Fair Folk:
Absent
A Problem of Memory:
Absent
Day of Atonement:
Absent
A Dark Reflection:
Appears
Awake, Arise, or...:
Absent
Hail and Farewell:
Absent
Beside Still Water:
Absent
Season Three (3A) appearances: 1/22
On Infernal Ground:
Absent
The Powers That Be:
Absent
What Lies Beneath:
Absent
Thy Soul Instructed:
Absent
Stronger Than Heaven:
Appears
A Window Into an...:
Absent
Salt in the Wound:
Absent
A Heart of Darkness:
Absent
Familia Ante Omnia:
Absent
Erchomai:
Absent

Personality

She is a fierce, formidable presence and a woman of strong principles and conviction.[5]

Trivia

  • This character's biggest difference from her book counterpart is that in the books, Cleophas is Amatis and Luke's mother instead of their sister.

References