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“It felt so real, so utterly real—”

This article depicts a subject within the Shadowhunters television series, and as such, it either does not play a role within or differs largely from the established continuity and canon of the books of The Shadowhunter Chronicles.

Luke Garroway
Portrayed by Isaiah Mustafa
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Biographical Information
Full name:

Lucian Graymark

Status: Alive
Affiliation
Kind:
Occupation:

NYPD detective

Title:
  • Detective
  • Pack leader/Alpha
Residence:
Affiliation:
Relationships
Known relatives:
Parabatai: Valentine Morgenstern (former)
Significant other(s):

Jocelyn Fray

Physical Description
Gender: Male
Some things can't change. And when you find the one, that's it.

–Luke talking about his love for Jocelyn, Blood Calls To Blood

Luke Garroway, born Lucian Graymark, is an NYPD detective, a former Shadowhunter and current werewolf, and former leader of the New York werewolf pack. Luke feels strong affections for his friend Jocelyn and a fatherly instinct to protect her daughter, Clary.

Biography

Early life

Luke was once a strong and powerful Shadowhunter living in Idris. He was a member of the Circle, loyal to his best friend Jocelyn, and his parabatai, Valentine Morgenstern.

When Valentine's ideas became more radical, Luke and Jocelyn desperately tried and secretly plotted ways to bring him back. During this time, when Valentine pulled away from both of them, he and Jocelyn became much closer and fell in love, but the pair never acted on their feelings because of their love for Valentine. Nonetheless, Valentine became suspicious and believed that they were having an affair. Valentine vengefully took Luke with him on a fake mission, where he trapped Luke in a building full of werewolves that soon Turned him.

After the Circle staged the Uprising, stealing the Mortal Cup after the battle that killed several Shadowhunters and Downworlders, Luke confronted Valentine, who called him a abomination and told him that he should have killed himself instead of allowing himself to Turn. Just before Valentine could kill Luke, Jocelyn arrived and led him away. Luke did not see Jocelyn for a while after that and believed that he had killed her.[4]

After reuniting with Jocelyn in New York, he became an honorary member of the Fray family, acting as a father figure to Jocelyn's young daughter, Clary, and her best friend Simon.

Hunt for the Cup

In 2016, Luke and his partner Alaric began investigating a string of demonic murders, which they knew were somehow connected to the Shadow World. He and Alaric tried to get on top of it to prevent the mundanes, particularly his boss Capt. Vargas from catching onto its supernatural nature.

When the remaining members of the Circle came to New York and found Jocelyn, Luke was their next stop. Luke insisted that he did not know where the Mortal Cup was, and, in an effort to get rid of them as well as to dissuade them from looking for Clary, told them that he did not care for them and only stuck around to get the Cup for the werewolves. Unbeknownst to him, Clary was at the station and overheard him.[5]

Checking up on the Frays the next day, he found their shop and home ransacked, and Clary's bedroom burned. He collected Clary and Jocelyn's possessions to safeguard them and kept the things at the station. Meanwhile, Luke was under pressure in the pack to find Clary and the Cup. At the same time, his superiors at the precinct had him under the microscope because the Circle members who interrogated him turned up dead, and they were thought to be witnesses Luke brought in to interview; while Luke did kill one while looking into Valentine's plans, the other was in fact killed by Shadowhunter Jace Wayland.[6]

He lost contact with Clary, who still believed that Luke did not care about them. When Luke couldn't contact his partner, Alaric Rodriguez, he suspected that the pack had gotten ahold of Clary and traced his car. He found Clary imprisoned in a cargo container at the pier. Clary tried to fend him off, but Luke was too strong and fast for her and he carried her off. The other pack members, under Theo's leadership, blocked their path. To permanently protect Clary, Luke fought Theo, officially challenging his leadership. He killed Theo, making him the pack's new alpha, but the battle left him severely injured after he was bitten by Theo—the alpha's bite was poisonous and had fatal effects.[7]

Luke became bedridden for hours as he suffered the negative effects of the bite. Clary and the others took him to the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, and the warlock helped him recover with his concoctions and magic until he finally woke. Luke finally told Clary about his, Jocelyn, and Valentine's past. Upon finally revealing that she had a brother that died in a fire, part of Clary's was unlocked and she realized that the Cup was most probably hidden in the Ace of Cups tarot card that was part of the deck Jocelyn drew for Dot.[4]

With the card being among the things Luke took from the Fray home and hid in his desk at the precinct, things are complicated by the arrival of Ned Fisk, an agent sent to investigate Luke in connection to the demonic murders and the deaths of his "witnesses". Luke was unable to retrieve the card himself, so Clary and Jace came in to steal the card from evidence. Later, his boss and friend Susanna Vargas was killed in the precinct. While he was suspected for a while, he was let off as Luke had a solid alibi during Vargas's time of death.[8]

Saving Jocelyn

When Clary's best friend, and a good friend even of Luke's, Simon Lewis was Turned into a vampire, Luke gave him some tips to help him adjust to his new life, while also assuring Clary—who had decided to make Simon completely Turn instead of letting him die—that it wouldn't spell the end of Simon's life.

With Luke now the head of the pack, he had additional resources due to his control over the werewolves in New York. He agreed to help the Nephilim in their plan to let Meliorn escape Clave custody, though the plan involved vampires, who did not get along well with others, especially werewolves. In the end, they still managed to work together and distract the Shadowhunters enough to release Meliorn.[9]

Meanwhile, Simon helped get IA off his back. While Luke and the others knew that the "demonic murders" had been Valentine's doing, the mundanes are still unaware, and Luke became a prime suspect due to Fisk's suspicions. To close the case, Luke had Simon pretend to be the serial killer. They abducted Fisk, and Luke shot Simon. Because Simon was undead and, though still alive, had no pulse, the case was closed with the belief that the killer was dead.[10]

Meanwhile, with the card hidden in the Institute, their goal shifted, primarily to saving Jocelyn from Valentine.

Skills and abilities

  • Lycanthropy: As a werewolf, Luke possesses the ability to transform into a wolf. He also retains the enhanced strength and speed, graceful movement, and accelerated healing that comes with it, whether while in his human form or when transformed.

  • Marksmanship: As a police detective, Luke had excellent sight and aim with his gun.

  • Nephilim physiology: When he was still Nephilim, Luke possessed a variety of enhanced physical and mental abilities granted to him by the angel blood in his veins and also by the angelic Marks of the Gray Book. He also had the power to perform tasks unique to the species, such as the ability to use and call on the power of angels for their seraph blades. This included enhanced strength, agility, stamina, and coordination, which only improved over time and practice.
  • Runic magic: As a former Shadowhunter, Luke was once able to use runes, which granted him various superhuman abilities and other varied effects that served to benefit the wearer. Ever since becoming a Downworlder, however, the Nephilim Marks on his body had lost its effects, and Luke can no longer bear to have new ones.
  • Swordsmanship: Luke was capable in the art of sword-fighting.

Appearances

Season One appearances: 12/13
The Mortal Cup:
Appears
The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy:
Appears
Dead Man's Party:
Credit only
Raising Hell:
Appears
Moo Shu to Go:
Appears
Of Men and Angels:
Appears
Major Arcana:
Appears
Bad Blood:
Appears
Rise Up:
Appears
This World Inverted:
Appears
Blood Calls To Blood:
Appears
Malec:
Appears
Morning Star:
Appears
Season Two appearances: 20/20
This Guilty Blood:
Appears
A Door Into the Dark:
Appears
Parabatai Lost:
Appears
Day of Wrath:
Appears
Dust and Shadows:
Appears
Iron Sisters:
Appears
How Are Thou Fallen:
Appears
Love is a Devil:
Appears
Bound By Blood:
Appears
By the Light of Dawn:
Appears
Mea Maxima Culpa:
Appears
You Are Not Your Own:
Appears
Those of Demon Blood:
Appears
The Fair Folk:
Appears
A Problem of Memory:
Appears
Day of Atonement:
will
A Dark Reflection:
Will be featured
Awake, Arise, or...:
Will be featured
Hail and Farewell:
Will be featured
Beside Still Water:
Will be featured

Behind the scenes

Trivia

  • In an alternate dimension, Luke left the police force after being mauled by a suspect's dog and opened up a rare bookstore, with the guidance of that dimension's magic-less Magnus Bane.[10]

References

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