|First Seen||Dead to the World|
|Last Seen||Dead and Gone|
|Appeared in:||(see below)|
|Mentioned in:||Dead in the Family|
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|Date of Death:|
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|Profession:||Crew Leader of Norcross (lumber-processing plan)|
|Powers and Abilities:||Able to shift into black panther|
|Family Members:||Crystal Norris - Niece †|
4 Different daughters
Felton Norris - Brother †
Tanya Grissom - Wife
|Portrayed By||Gregory Sporleder|
Calvin Norris is a full-blooded werepanther in "The Southern Vampire Mysteries", and the leader of the werepanther community in Hotshot, Louisiana, a close knit and secretive community ten miles from Bon Temps.
Dead to the World
In fourth book, "Dead to the World," he briefly courts Sookie, helping her look for her missing brother, Jason. When he first meets Sookie, she senses that Calvin and Crystal’s relationship is more than the authority of an uncle. The author explains that generations of inbreeding in the Hotshot community have weakened their shifting traits. Calvin offers Sookie protection and tells her he will be “her man.” She gently turns the offer down, even though she still enjoys his company.
Dead as a Doonail
In the fifth book, "Dead as a Doornail," he helps Jason adjust to his new life as a bitten werepanter. Shot by a sniper targeting shifters, a badly wounded Calvin promises Sookie that Jason, who is suspect because of his forced transformation to panther, will not be punished until all of the facts are known and his guilt is certain. His concern for Sookie when she is shot leads him to send Tray Dawson to watch over her, and during the confrontation with sniper Sweetie Des Arts, Tray's presence distracts her, allowing Andy Bellefleur to shoot first.
All Together Dead
In the seventh book, "All Together Dead," he stands for his niece while Sookie stands for Jason at their wedding, even though they both have their doubts about the union.
From Dead to Worse
In the eighth book, "From Dead to Worse," after a time he begins dating Tanya Grissom, and when Sookie tells him that Tanya has been bespelled by Sandra Pelt, he asks Amelia and Octavia to rid her of Sandra's influence rather than having them cast a simpler spell that would force Tanya to leave.
Dead and Gone
In the ninth book, "Dead and Gone," a pregnant Crystal breaks her wedding vows and as her punishment will be taken by Calvin, Jason selfishly decides Sookie will take his place in administering the penalty. Calvin comforts Sookie even as she is forced to break his fingers, symbolic of his panther claws. Calvin is shattered when Crystal's crucified body is found in Merlotte's parking lot and is comforted by his now live-in companion, Tanya. In keeping with the traditions of Hotshot, he, Jason, Crystal's sister Dawn, and her cousin Jacky deal with Crystal's killer themselves.
Calvin and Tanya decide to go to Arkansas to get married without fanfare but enjoy a Hotshot celebration when they get home. No word on who stands for Calvin or Tanya.
He is described as a man in his late forties, with neatly trimmed beard salted with gray, short hair and green-gold eyes. He is a small man, around five foot seven inches with an agile build and muscular arms.
Powers and Abilities
Calvin is a werepanther. Werepanthers are stronger than humans and possibly stronger than most werewolves. It is also probable that meth has the same effects on werepanthers as V has for werewolves. A werepanther has the ability to shift form from human to panther and has the same abilities and traits as panthers.
|Sookie Stackhouse Novels appearances|
|"Dead Until Dark"||"Living Dead in Dallas"||"Club Dead"||Dead to the World|
|Dead as a Doornail||Definitely Dead||All Together Dead||From Dead to Worse|
|Dead and Gone||"Dead in the Family"||"Dead Reckoning"||"Deadlocked"|
|"Dead Ever After"|