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Sophia Lightwood is a Shadowhunter who resides at the Seattle Conclave.


Early lifeEdit

The Mortal WarEdit

The Dark WarEdit

Cold PeaceEdit

Physical descriptionEdit

Sophia is described as a very beautiful and attractive young woman of average height. She has long, jet-black hair that goes down to her mid back, and stunning dark blue eyes.

While off duty, Sophia normally wears mid-sleeve shirts with dark blue or black jeans and sneakers. She sometimes wears a jacket as well.

Skills and abilitiesEdit

  • Nephilim physiology: Being Nephilim, Sophia possesses a variety of enhanced physical and mental abilities granted to her by the angel blood of Raziel in her veins and also by the angelic Marks of the Gray Book. This includes enhanced strength, speed, agility, stamina, and coordination, which continue to improve over time and practice.
    • The Sight: As a Shadowhunter, Sophia is naturally and easily able to see through most magical illusions and layers of glamour over reality.
    • Runic magic: Due to the angel blood in their veins, all Shadowhunters are able to apply runes on their skin without any real danger. These Marks, in turn, give varied effects that serve to benefit the wearer.
    • Use of heavenly weapons: As a Shadowhunter, Sophia is also able to perform tasks unique to their species, such as the ability to use and call on the power of angels for their seraph blades, as well as to handle any heavenly weapons or objects with effect, which would normally not work for other species. In particular, these are tools made of adamas and forged by Iron Sisters.
  • Parabatai bond: Due to her parabatai bond, Sophia is able to call on more strength in battle. The runes drawn on her by her parabatai also give a considerably stronger effect.
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Sophia is highly skilled in armed and unarmed combat.
  • Expert swordsman: Sophia is highly skilled and proficient in swordsmanship.


  • Basic Shadowhunter gear, including: a Sensor, steles, seraph blades, and witchlight.






Sophia was named after Sophie Lightwood, the wife of Gideon Lightwood. Sophia is a feminine given name, from the Greek Σοφία, meaning "Wisdom".

Her middle name Alexandra, is the feminine form of the given name Alexander. As with that name, it means "Defender of men".


  • She shares her first name with her cousin Isabelle's middle name.