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Rupert Blackthorn was the husband of Tatiana Lightwood and father of Jesse Blackthorn.


While visiting family friends in London, he attended a ball at the Institute. There he met Tatiana Lightwood and was seemingly smitten, being only interested in dancing with and speaking to her despite having many admirers.[1]

He and Tatiana eventually wed and after coming home from their honeymoon, decided to pay a call to his wife's family home in Chiswick. The demonic worm that Benedict Lightwood had become seized him from his family's carriage, leaving a frightened Tatiana inside. He was seemingly eaten or otherwise ripped apart and killed by the demon, as his severed foot was later found in the bushes.[2]

He never got the chance to meet his son, Jesse,[3] with whom his wife was pregnant at the time of his death[2] and whom bares a striking resemblance to him.[4]



  • His body was taken away by the Clave at 8:40. In her madness, Tatiana stopped every clock in both her homes to this time as a way to commemorate when "her world had ended."[5]
  • Rupert was seemingly brought back as a ghost and forced to stay in Blackthorn Hall by a curse of Tatiana's doing.[1]