A character in the Sookie Stackhouse book series and the television series True Blood. He is a vampire (changed during the Civil War) living in Bon Temps, Louisiana, during the controversial time when vampires have begun mingling with humans. Falls in love with a human - Sookie Stackhouse, much to the dismay of her friends and family and his vampire mates. Betrays Sookie in the book series, but may have a different fate in the television show.
Bill Compton traits:
-perfect Southern gentleman
-"old-fashioned" dating beliefs
-strikingly good looks (though fans of Eric will disagree)