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Codex Downworlders

As illustrated in the Codex

Status: Extant
Residence: Worldwide
Notable Members: Vampires
Allies: Angels
Enemies: Demons
Valentine Morgenstern

Downworlders are supernatural beings and hybrid creatures who inhabit the Shadow World. Downworlder is the widely used term to refer to beings that are said to be part human and part demon, and are even said to be the demonic counterpart of Shadowhunters, who are part human and part angel. They include werewolves, vampires, warlocks and faeries.

Although demonic in origin and nature, Downworlders possess human souls and are counted as members of the human race by the denizens of Heaven.[1]

Downworlders normally cannot bear runes. However, the Alliance rune created by Clary Fray can be applied on them, allowing them to share abilities with Shadowhunters. Daylighter Simon Lewis was also Marked with the Mark of Cain.

Every fifteen years, the Accords are signed between the Downworlders and the Clave, the Nephilim. According to the Accords, as long as the rules stated here are not broken, they can live in peace without bother and may even provide each other help when the need ever rises. Also, each of the four races have been accorded a seat on the Nephilim council as of 2007.


  • Although once mentioned by Jace, it was never made clear if zombies really counted as Downworlders or if it was a joke.[2]


Start a Discussion Discussions about Downworlders

  • The Clave vs The Ministry of Magic

    49 messages
    • Plave oci wrote:The Lone Summoner wrote:Since it's better to be safe now than sorry later, I don't suppose there's cited quotes that confirm t...
    • Well, it will be interesting to see what is coming. The Clave's anti-fairy legislation seems unenforceable to me. While they can harass Fair F...
  • Would you rather be a Shadowhunter or a Downworlder?

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    • I couldn't deal with immortality (vampires, warlocks) or not being able to lie and being strange (faeries). I might be ok with being a werew...
    • Booksaregolden wrote:DManCO wrote:Except that lately Shadowhunters ARE the evil that humanity needs saving from! At least in the Mor...

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