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Cassius is a Vampire who appears in Underworld: Blood Wars. He is a Council Member of the Eastern Coven following the Purges.

Underworld: Blood Wars Edit

Cassius is the leader of the Vampire Council of the Eastern Coven and despises Selene for killing Viktor. As a result, Cassius seeks her death and is disgusted at Thomas's request that the Council give Selene clemency in exchange for helping them to fight Marius and his Lycan army. However, reluctantly seeing the sense in Thomas's argument, Cassius agrees to the deal but leaves Semira personally responsible for Selene.

After Selene apparently murders the Death Dealer "raw recruits", Cassius is enraged, seeing it as proof that his suspicion of Selene was correct. Cassius orders Selene hunted to the ends of the Earth, but orders her captured instead of killed. He also takes Selene and David's ability to "daywalk" as proof that they are colluding with the Lycans.

Semira later approaches the Council with the news that the Nordic Coven has been destroyed and urges the Council to wage war against Marius and his Lycan army. Cassius refuses, believing the Eastern Coven to be impregnable and Semira uses the opportunity, backed by Varga and his Death Dealers, to overthrow the Council, claiming that if they won't take action, its her duty to do so. However, at that moment, David returns and reveals to the Council that he is the son of the Vampire Elder Amelia and thus the rightful leader of the Eastern Coven. David provides the Council with vials of Amelia's blood left behind by Amelia to back up David's claim. Drinking the blood, the Council gains some of Amelia's blood memories, proving David's claim. A stunned Cassius announces that David is indeed Amelia's heir and the last of the pure-bloods and the Death Dealers turn on Semira who is locked up on David's order. Taking command, David warns the Council that Marius and his army are coming, causing an enraged Cassius to comment that Semira will get her war after all.

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Cassius with the rest of the Vampire Council

During the battle with the Lycans, Cassius and the other Council members fight alongside their Death Dealers, but are cornered by the Lycans superior tactics. As the battle appears lost, Selene returns with enhanced powers and the Nordic Coven for backup. As Selene battles Marius in the training room, Cassius and the other Vampires battle the now transformed Lycans in the Eastern Coven entryway. Cassius handles himself well in the battle, at one point defeating a transformed Lycan in hand to hand combat before executing it with a shot to the head at point-blank range. Moments later, David and Selene return with Marius' severed head. David uses the death of the Lycan leader to order them to retreat, ending the battle.

Following the battle's end, the Vampires treat the injured with goblets of blood from three urns. As a symbol of conceding power, Cassius serves blood personally to David, Selene and Lena, the three new Vampire Elders. While doing this, Cassius is the first to bow down to Selene as one of the Vampires' new leaders, forgiving her past transgressions and fully accepting her new role in Vampire society.

Trivia Edit

  • Considering that he lead the Vampire Council and he's been stated to be stronger than Semira, it's very likely that Cassius is currently the oldest and, after the new Elders, the strongest Vampire in existence.
  • He is one of the few Vampires who would have known the truth about the origins of the Vampire and Lycan species to have survived both the events of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and the destruction of Ördögház.
  • Given his age, Cassius may have been one of the original Death Dealers.

Gallery Edit

For a complete list of images of Cassius, please visit the Cassius images category.

External linksEdit

James Faulkner on Cassius's view of defending the coven

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