Armand



Other names: Andrei, Amadeo
Year when made: 1481
Age: 500
Age when made: 17
Place of birth: Kiev, Russia
Place when made: Venice, Italy
Paramours: Marius, Bianca, Daniel, Lestat, Louis, David
Fledglings: Daniel
Maker: Marius
State: Living



Armand is a 500 year-old vampire made in Venice, Italy. He was a slave boy that was to be sold, when a man bought him and delivered him to Marius, who then became his master. Armand was only 17 when he was poisened, so Marius made him a vampire. Though Marius loved Armand, he never told him everything about Akasha and Enkil, and Armand didn't find out until the release of Lestat's autobiography. Armand became a Child of Darkness, believing that vampires were servants of Satan. Lestat tried to set his views straight, but only ended up converting his followers into actors, performing in Lestat's Theatre of the Vampires. Armand is 5'6, with auburn hair and brown eyes. (He went under the names Andrei and Amadeo as well.) Armand fell in love with Louis in the 19th Century, and they spent 100 years roaming the world together. Louis, however, found out that Armand was the one who ordered that Claudia be terminated and he left him. Armand has become good friends with one of Lestat's fledglings, David Talbot. Armand is very beautiful, always being compared with a Bottecelli angel. He has long auburn hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6. He is also beloved of Daniel Molloy, his fledgling, the interviewer from Louis' book, Interview with the Vampire.

Anne Rice writes as Armand in The Queen of the Damned saying:

"I was perhaps seventeen years old when Marius made me a vampire. I had stopped growing by that time. For a year I'd been five feet six inches. My hands are as delicate as those of a young woman, and I was beardless, as we used to say in those times, the years of the sixteenth century. Not a eunuch, no, not that, most certainly, but a boy."

As David tells Armand in The Vampire Armand:

"Your hair's like something spun from amber, as if the amber would melt and could be drawn from candle flames in long fine airy threads and let to dry that way to make all these shining tresses. You're sweet, boylike and pretty as a girl."


Antonio Banderas as Armand in Interview With the Vampire

Matthew Newton as Armand in Queen of the Damned