Jeanette: Your city? Last time I looked it was called Santa Monica, not Stuck-up Bitch.

Therese: So vulgar. I can't even look at you sometimes, you jezebel.

Jeanette: Oh, Therese, you really do paint a flattering portrait of me with your turn-of-the-century barbs. I always assumed you could do nothing but look down on me.

Therese: Just the sight of you - the sight of that wicked, painted pout concealing that dirty, diseased mind. Sin! You have no shame.

Jeanette (laughs): Let she who is without sin, cast the fierce tone.

Therese: Go ahead and mock me. You pull your pranks, make fun of my ways. It suits you. You're just one big joke.

Jeanette: upset, Don't you call me that!

Therese: Should I start calling a duck a pig as well?

Jeanette: I'm your sister! How can you treat me like this?

(sound of door closing)

Therese: That's it, Jeanette. Run away from the truth. I'll take care of everything, as always.

Therese Voerman is a Malkavian with Dissociative Identity Disorder who is the Baron of Santa Monica and owner of The Asylum nightclub.

Biography

Once, I was pursuing activities out in the City of Angels. I met such a beauty. Despite my age, she was attracted to me! I never saw one so vivacious, yet such delicate depths, my lad. Such delicate depths. She called me “daddy”. She’s Baron of Santa Monica, now. Such a delight. Esau had to go and ruin it by Embracing her sister.
  — Jacob

Although Therese is a Malkavian, she dresses and acts like a Ventrue; as her sister Jeanette Voerman states, "She won't even feed unless it's poured into a glass". Therese is loyal to the Camarilla, as referenced by Jeanette when talking about the Gallery Noir.

Therese has a dispute with Bertram Tung, making him difficult to find, as he is in a self-imposed exile, hiding from Therese. At first, she is apparently displeased by the main character's presence in her city. Eventually, however, Therese agrees to call off her hunt if the main character dislodges a ghost from the Ocean House Hotel.

During the events surrounding the Ankaran Sarcophagus, Jeanette and Therese came to an accord: they'd work together, but maintain the public appearance of near-violent disagreement in order to confound their opponents.

Therese maintained control over Santa Monica's Asylum, briefly rebranding it as "The New Asylum," while Jeanette opened a second location in Hollywood. The popularity of both locations continued to rise, and the Asylum franchise has gone international.

Quests

Trivia

  • Therese is voiced by Grey DeLisle in VTM: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines , was portrayed by Elizabeth Goedde in MET: Mind's Eye Theatre: Vampire: The Masquerade, p. 55 and VTM: Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition, p. 394 , and by Whitney Moore on VTM: L.A. by Night (Geek & Sundry) .
  • Note that, although Jeanette has complete heterochromia or uses colored contacts (each eye is a different color), both of Therese's eyes are blue.
  • Therese Voerman is master to the insufferable ghoul Vandal Cleaver (head of the S.M.M.C. blood bank).
  • Therese's name probably comes from "Millicent and Therese," the second story of the 1975 horror film Trilogy of Terror. Karen Black portrays two sisters: Millicent, a repressed brunette, and Therese, a seductive blonde. Millicent endeavors to kill Therese and succeeds, but both sisters end up dead, as they were both alternate personalities of the same person. Therese had slept with her father and killed her mother, and Millicent was an alter constructed to cope with the horror of her actions. Her father's recent death had triggered the murder attempt as a form of suicide. While the Therese of this story does more closely resemble Bloodlines Jeanette, it does support the idea that Therese is the host.
  • Although there are a number of theories about which sister was the original and who was formed when, Brian Mitsoda explained: Several people have figured this out from the dialogue, but what it boils down to is, Therese was isolated and sexually abused from a very young age. To deal with this trauma and her seclusion, she developed a "sister". Later, she would use the Jeanette personality to behave in a manner not fitting the obedient daughter side that was Therese. After the murder of her father, she was institutionalized. Therese was already suffering from the disorder when she was embraced, but with the Malk blood, the Jeanette personality is so fully developed and so intertwined with Therese's psyche that neither can be considered the dominant personality, and the Jeanette side is no less real than Therese, and neither realizes that the other exists within the same body.[1]
  • In the book Beckett's Jyhad Diary, it is heavily implied that Jacob/Esau -- another Malkavian with an alter -- is the sire of Therese/Jeanette Voerman. Jacob claims that he Embraced one sister while Esau Embraced the other[2], while Therese implies that she Embraced her own sister.[3][4][5]

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References

  1. Planet Vampire Q&A
  2. VTM: Beckett's Jyhad Diary, p. 14
  3. "She is my sister, however, and I suppose I'm obligated to forgive her her trespasses. I did sire her, after all." - Therese, VTM: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
  4. "Jeanette is my sister and my childe, or did you forget?" - Therese VTM: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
  5. "I chose this life and brought you into it so that we could stay together." - Therese, VTM: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
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