Dream Cast: Black Dagger Brotherhood Edition
I thought it was time for some Man Candy!! Some Black Dagger Brotherhood Man Candy, to be exact. We haven’t been the first, and I dare say we won’t be the last, to tackle the colossal task of trying to put faces to J.R. Ward’s larger-than-life characters.
|Collage by Olga Daniels|
Disclaimer: All the Brothers are huge, gorgeous alpha males with enormous penises that can go for hours. If the actors I’ve selected aren’t at least 6’5” and 250 lbs. in Real Life, we’ll need to use our imaginations, because there aren’t many heartthrobs out there boasting those proportions. It’s more fun that way, anyway. Also, I’m not Photoshopping scars and/or tattoos onto the photos; I just can’t bring myself to deface these pictures.
Click through to see the beautiful man candy! If you haven’t read the books, be warned that there are mild spoilers included in the character descriptions.
~WRATH – JASON MOMOA~
Wrath is the Blind King of the vampires. His eyesight, which was always poor, recently failed completely. He has long black hair, pale green eyes (hidden by sunglasses), and tattoos on both forearms detailing royal lineage. He’s a scary badass!! I mean, all the Brothers are scary badasses, but I think he’s the scariest of the bunch.
~TOHRMENT – JAMIE DORNAN~
Tohrment is introduced as the calm, steady Brother. He has intense blue eyes, short dark hair, and a strong face. He becomes a foster father to John Matthew. His shellan, Wellsie, is murdered, and he goes off the rails. Tohr is missing for several books, and eventually returns a changed man (er, vampire).
~RHAGE – BRADLEY COOPER~
Rhage is also known as “Hollywood” because of his moviestar good looks. He has curly blonde hair, Bahama blue eyes, chiseled jaw and cheekbones, lips you wanna kiss, and a multicolored tattoo of a clawed dragon covers his entire back. Just don’t make him angry—he really becomes an animal.
~ZSADIST – PAUL WALKER~
Zsadist has a scar which runs from his forehead all the way down to his mouth. He has slave bands tattooed in black around his neck and wrists. He has extensive scarring on his back, pierced nipples, and a gauge in his left earlobe. He has a buzzcut, and his eyes are black when angry and yellow when not. When we first met him, they were black all the time.
~PHURY – PAUL WALKER~
Twin brother of Zsadist, he has a mane of multicolored hair you want to run your fingers through. He has unusual yellow eyes. While saving his brother from slavery, he lost half of his right leg; he now wears a prosthetic limb. He’s an elegant dresser.
~BUTCH O’NEIL – JOE MANGANIELLO~
Butch is the only human who has ever been accepted into the inner circle of the Brotherhood. He has brown hair, hazel eyes, a black tattoo at the base of the spine, and a crooked nose. He’s a Red Sox fan, but he has become quite the metrosexual clotheshorse since meeting up with the Brothers. He and V are besties.
~VISHOUS – DAVID GANDY~
Vishous, the smartest of the Brothers, has black hair and goatee, a tattoo on his right temple, and other tattoos on his groin area and thighs. He always wears a leather glove on his right hand because his hand alone is a lethal weapon. V’s a reader favorite who has a penchant for BDSM.
~REHVENGE – TOM HARDY~
Rehv’s not an official member of the Brotherhood, although his sister is married to one. He has a black mohawk, amethyst eyes, and red star tattoos on his pecs. He walks with a cane and wears a full-length fur coat. He is a symphath, a subspecies within the vampire race, with the ability to manipulate and feed off the emotions in others.
~JOHN MATTHEW – NICHOLAS HOULT~
John Matthew (my personal favorite) is the reincarnation of Darius, a beloved Brother who died at the very beginning of the series. He has no memory of his former life, and the Brothers don’t even know all the details. They think he is an unknown son of Darius. He has recently gone through transition, and has dark hair and deep blue eyes. He was born without a larynx, and communicates with sign language.
~QHUINN – ZAC EFRON~
Qhuinn is one of John Matthew’s best friends. He has dark hair and mismatched eyes—one blue and one green. He is quite the ladies man (i.e., manwhore). He and Blay have many threesomes with random girls when they first go through transition. Their relationship: “It’s complicated.”
~BLAYLOCK – ALEX LOOMANS~
Blay is John Matthew’s other close friend. He has red hair, brilliant blue eyes, and full lips. He is shorter than Qhuinn and John Matthew, and a snazzier dresser. He has been in love with Qhuinn for a long time, but is in a steady relationship with Saxton. Wrath assigns him to be John Matthew’s bodyguard.
~SAXTON – JOSEPH MORGAN~
Saxton is a lawyer for the glymera (aristocracy). He is a wealthy, successful young man who falls for Blaylock. He has wavy blonde hair and gray eyes. He is also Qhuinn’s cousin.
~MANNY – BRANDON ROUTH~
Manny is a handsome doctor with thick dark hair, brown eyes, and a strong jaw. He falls in love with Payne, the twin sister of Vishous. He operates on her when she becomes paralyzed.
And last, but certainly not least...
~GEORGE – ELLA~
George is King Wrath’s faithful canine companion. He came on board when the Blind King completely lost his sight. In the books, George is a golden retriever, but I wanted an opportunity to show an adorable dog named Ella, who belongs to a very good friend of ours.
So, Saucy Readers, did you enjoy the man candy? Thanks for spending some time with me as I attempted to cast the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Dang it, J.R., do guys like this really exist in real life?