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You should have told me, You should have told me this a long time ago. I love you. I've never stopped loving you. You have to know that.

—Rosemarie Hathaway proclaiming her love to Dimitri Belikovsrc

Rosemarie Hathaway is a Dhampir; she is a massively gifted athlete who initially wishes to make up the Guardian class of society. Rose is fiery and outspoken but also a true fighter in spirit and in practice, even when she'd be better off keeping her mouth shut and her fists in her pocket.



Rose is the narrator and heroine of the Vampire Academy Series. She is a Dhampir Guardian and the only daughter and child of the infamous Moroi, Ibrahim 'Abe' Mazur, and the well-known guardian Janine Hathaway. Rosemarie Hathaway is the only daughter and child of the infamous Turkish, non-Royal Moroi, Abe Mazur, and famed guardian, Janine Hathaway. From a young age, she was raised at St. Vladimir's Academy after being sent there by her mother for Dhampir training and schooling. Since the age of five, she has been the best friend of Vasilisa Dragomir. At the age of fifteen, the Dragomir Family brought Rose along for their winter break. Eric Dragomir was driving with his wife, Rhea, next to him, while Lissa, Rose, and Lissa's brother, Andre, were in the back. As Eric was turning up the radio at Rose and Lissa's request, a drunk driver on the wrong side of the road smashed into them, killing everyone but Lissa. She used her element Spirit to bring Rose back from the dead, making her the first known shadow-kissed dhampir since Anna. Upon their return to St. Vladimir's, Rose became more reckless than normal, a side effect of being shadow-kissed. She began to party and sneak out of her dorm on several occasions, even attempting and failing to climb out of her dorm window, which resulted in her being badly injured. Rose was caught by Sonya Karp, who healed her after making a mutual agreement to keep each other's secrets; she saw the scars on Sonya's head caused by her scratching her forehead due to the darkness spirit.

Another time, when Rose and Lissa were sneaking out to meet Abby Badica, who exchanged a bottle of peach schnapps for rhinestone-studded sandals with Rose, Sonya caught the duo again. While the three were walking back to the school, Lissa brought a raven back to life, with Rose and Sonya witnessing the event - the latter realizing Lissa could use Spirit. Natalie Dashkov had also seen this from afar and told her father, Victor Dashkov, who later used this to torment Lissa. Sonya then compelled Rose to take Lissa and leave the academy, telling her they would take her away too, meaning Lissa would be taken by guardians from the academy into psychiatric rehabilitation. A few weeks later, after witnessing Lissa go into a spirit-induced rage, Rose and Lissa escaped the academy via a car trunk.

Two years later, Guardian Dimitri Belikov finds them in Portland, Oregon, and brings them back to the academy. He later helps Rose graduate by giving her extra training sessions, during which Rose develops a huge crush on her mentor; both eventually fall in love with each other, despite the forbidden nature.

From a young age, she was raised at St. Vladimir's Academy after being sent there by her mother for Dhampir training and schooling. Since the age of five, she has been the best friend of Queen Vasilisa Dragomir. At the age of fifteen, she died in the same accident that killed nearly the entire Dragomir family, only to be saved by Lissa using the element Spirit, making her shadow-kissed. In the same year, she and Lissa ran from St. Vladimir's to save the latter from an unknown threat, only to be brought back by a group of guardians led by Dimitri Belikov two years later.

Upon her return to St. Vladimir's, Dimitri was assigned to privately teach Rose in order to catch up with her classmates' training level. Over the course of a few weeks, she becomes completely infatuated with Dimitri, hoping he will reciprocate those feelings. Eventually, her wish comes true, and they fall in love despite it being forbidden, with Dimitri being Rose's teacher and the fact that both would one day be Lissa's guardians. At the age of seventeen, she killed two Strigoi, Isaiah and Elena, but lost her ex-boyfriend, Mason Ashford, in the process. At eighteen, she was arrested after being framed for killing Queen Tatiana Ivashkov. She later found the real killer, Natasha Ozera, after finding Lissa's lost (half) sister, Jillian Mastrano. At the end of Last Sacrifice, Dimitri finally becomes her boyfriend. She is famous for her accomplishments as a novice and as the guardian of Queen Vasilisa Dragomir.


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Described as looking like a semi-exotic desert princess, Rose is gorgeous and constantly admired for her sex appeal. She has a slim physique with feminine curves, large round breasts, a small waist, rounded hips, and a light layer of lean muscle covering her body. At 5'7", Rose is the shortest of her friends, most of whom are male (given that most Dhampir guardians and novices are male).

She also has beautiful thick, dark, long brown hair that shines black in the right light, dark brown eyes with golden flecks, and lightly tanned skin, which she describes as being "the color of the inside of an almond."

During Hello, My Name Is Rose Hathaway, she wore a bunch of nametag stickers and said that her costume was an identity thief. Mason dressed up as a ghost and gave up his costume to her so that she could pretend to be Guardian Mertens.

Rose wears the Chotki Vasilisa Dragomir gave her in Frostbite all the time except for the end of Shadow Kiss, when she gives it back to Lissa and leaves to kill Dimitri after he becomes Strigoi. She also has a nazar that she keeps on herself.


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At the beginning of the series, Rose is a reckless and impulsive person; she enjoys partying, drinking, and boys, often getting herself (and others) into trouble for fun. In the first book, she considers herself a novelty, as she is always pulling off crazy stunts and making wisecracks for entertainment. Although somewhat flirty with other males and willing to make out with those who caught her eye, she is not necessarily promiscuous, considering she remains a virgin for much longer than most of her peers (she eventually loses her virginity to Dimitri on the cusp of her eighteenth birthday). When she hooks up with Jesse in the first book, she firmly states that she is not having sex with him. Rose also holds very little respect for authority figures, often mouthing off to teachers and earning herself detention. Rose can also be somewhat violent toward those who antagonize her. She has a reputation on campus for being someone who you do not want to pick a fight with, especially after she broke a girl's arm in the ninth grade. Basically, Rose was not all talk: not only can she shoot out hilarious and seething comebacks, but she packs a mean punch. Otherwise known as a fighting beast. At Dimitri and Rose's first meeting in Oregon, he saw her strength and responsible, loyal sense of duty (towards Lissa). Dimitri saw fierceness and a devoted beauty. Even in the earliest days of Rose's career and life, when she was reckless, childish, and a novice, there was a great guardian and fighter.

"There was a passion and intensity that radiated off of her, almost like a palpable thing."

However, as time passes, especially after Mason's death, Rose begins to become much more grounded and responsible. She thinks through her actions much more, in contrast to her old reckless self, shedding some of that old impulsiveness. This was greatly highlighted when she chastised Mason for trying to seek out Strigoi, something she herself would have most likely done in the past. She also becomes much more practical. She finds most information useless unless it teaches her how to become a better guardian, showing an attitude similar to other guardians. Despite this, she still uses what Dimitri calls "Rose-logic." Rose-logic mostly just entails trying to find loopholes in everything in order to rationalize doing something unreasonable, or when Rose tries to justify something that makes little sense. Even back when Rose was irrational and reckless, she had a very strong sense of duty to the Moroi. As stated by Dimitri, she understands her duties better than most guardians twice her age and experience; hence, even at the start of the series, looking beyond her smart-ass behavior, she is still quite mature in that regard.

Like Dimitri, Rose has very powerful protective instincts. She cannot stand to sit back and see people get hurt, always trying to do something to help whenever possible, even if for a complete and total stranger. She is extraordinarily devoted to helping innocent people and protecting the Moroi. Most often, this protectiveness is directed towards Lissa, although she has shown to be protective over others, including Dimitri, Christian, Adrian, Jill, and Viktoria.

Rose can be very sarcastic and sharp-tongued at times. She always has a smart-ass comment ready whenever someone says something antagonistic to her and always bites back with a witty insult. She doesn't hesitate to speak her mind and can be extremely stubborn in her opinions. When challenged by Abe Mazur, she shows an almost childish insolence by intentionally staying in Baia after he tells her to leave. She can still be rebellious towards authority figures, as shown in her attitude towards Abe as well as Queen Tatiana.

Although Rose is not necessarily conceited, she is very aware of the fact that she is beautiful. She is rather proud of her body, especially since most of the girls she is around are Moroi, who are slim and underdeveloped. She also takes pride in her hair, mainly because Dimitri loves it. Also, although she has become much more practical, she can still be somewhat vain at times about her appearance, taking pride in how she looks.

Despite many changes in her personality, Rose remains a social creature. She can be friendly and warm, not shying away from meeting new people, and has considerable skill in social interactions. Very much like Lissa, Rose has a certain charisma that attracts people and makes them flock to her, but there is still a significant difference in this charm: Lissa's allure stems from her royal refinement and intelligence, while Rose's charm originates from her witty sense of humor, her sharp brilliance, and her formidable talent in Moroi protection.

Rose is also shown to be adept at using her feminine wiles. She has shown an ability to seduce men and sweet-talk them into giving her what she wants. Examples include Mason and Adrian. Rose has also shown an ability to read people. She is excellent at reading body language, noticing things that others wouldn't.

Rose can be somewhat prejudiced in some matters, mostly involving the politics of Moroi society and the role that Dhampirs play. Growing up, she was taught several basic principles that have become ingrained in her mind. The most prominent is the motto of the guardians, "They come first," meaning the Moroi. However, she has also been taught that certain acts are taboo, and such thoughts remain to this day. For example, she used to hold great disdain for blood whores or Dhampirs who chose not to become guardians. She considered it to be one of the worst things one could call a Dhampir and found the very concept of "blood whores" to be disgusting and disgraceful. After spending time in Baia with the Belikovs, her opinion of them lightened, but she still could not bring herself to step foot inside a blood whore den. She is even more disgusted by the idea of male blood whores, a concept she initially found inconceivable and still finds unsettling. Rose also believes that some things about Moroi society are constants, such as that the Dhampir don't have to worry about Strigoi during the daytime, that humans have no knowledge of their existence, and that Strigoi cannot penetrate the safety of wards. This is one reason she found the Badica massacre to be so disturbing: it challenged some of her most core beliefs.


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The Meeting[]

This is told from Dimitri's point of view. Rose had an intense fierceness towards Dimitri, almost daring him to try and, from her point of view, harm Lissa. Rose listened to Lissa when she told her not to fight Dimitri.

Hello, My Name Is Rose Hathaway[]

On St. Varvara's Day, Lissa asked Rose to participate in the scavenger hunt because one of the prizes was dark chocolate bacon truffles. She wants the truffles because Christian likes them, and it's his birthday next week. Since the truffles are imported from Switzerland, there wouldn't be enough time for Lissa to order them and have them arrive on time. Rose gives in to Lissa's request because of her fear of him almost dying trying to save her from Victor.

Rose joins Mason and Eddie's team for the scavenger hunt. Seeing as Rose hadn't planned on wearing a costume, she had to come up with one at the last minute. She dressed up as an identity thief. Before the list was handed out, Rose waited in line for funnel cake with Eddie and Mason. Eddie became impatient and left the line to go get the list from Camille. After getting her funnel cake, Rose had her picture taken by Abby Badica for the costume contest. Eddie showed up with the list from Camille. After coming up with a strategy, they split off from each other to divide and conquer.

After grabbing Guardian Cojocaru's cologne, Oblivion, she also stole his formal jacket. She then met up with Mason and Eddie, who had stolen a portrait of Gerard Trotter, one of Mr. Dwight's ties, and an encyclopedia. She split off from them again and went to steal one of Dimitri's CDs, as they were on the list. His CDs were in the weight room near the boxing gloves that were also on the list.

In order to sneak into the guardian building, she donned Mason's ghost costume while acting as Guardian Mertens. Alberta almost caught her, but her disguise led her to believe she was Mertens. Alberta left her with the three Moroi students who Emil had captured in order to locate Joe.

She was caught by Dimitri, who then helped her steal a pair of Kirova's earrings, which helped her gain a massive lead on Shane's team, resulting in her and her team winning the hunt.


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Shadow Kiss[]

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Blood Promise[]

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Spirit Bound[]

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Last Sacrifice[]

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Adrian's Lost Chapter[]

Rose was briefly mentioned by Jill when telling Adrian who was going to be at her dinner party. In his mind, he would rather gouge his eyes out than see her and Dimitri together.


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The Golden Lily[]

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The Indigo Spell[]

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The Fiery Heart[]

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Silver Shadows[]

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The Ruby Circle[]

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Vampire Academy (Movie)[]

Soon after the car crash, Rose and Lissa ran away from St. Vladimir's Academy. They find themselves in Oregon, where they live with humans. One of these humans is Jeremy. When guardians come to take Rose and Lissa back to school, Lissa compels him to give her his keys. At the school, they face criticism for their actions from everyone. Rose continues her training, receiving help from Dimitri to get caught up. She disapproves of Lissa using compulsion to win over the school. She, Lissa, and Natalie go shopping. After they return to school, Natalie pulls out a necklace that she and Victor saw Rose looking at, saying that it was a gift.

At the dance, Mia flashed her fangs at Rose, resulting in her receiving a punch from Rose. Rose was pulled away by Guardian Gabriela, and Lissa was kidnapped. When Rose realized Lissa had been kidnapped, she went to Dimitri for help. The necklace that Natalie had given her had been bathed in an expensive love charm. Under the influence of the necklace, she and Dimitri began a heavy make-out session that ended with Dimitri ripping the necklace off of Rose, effectively stopping all the effects the necklace had.

They recruit Guardian Gabriela to help them get to Lissa, using Rose and Lissa's bond to find her. Christian tags along, hiding in the backseat. Once they get to where Lissa had been kidnapped, Rose and Christian go to find Lissa, with Christian becoming Rose's eyes as she was in Lissa's eyes and couldn't see her surroundings. Lissa climbed out of a window before Christian and Rose could get to her. Christian was injured protecting Lissa, and Victor told his Psi hounds to attack Rose, Lissa, and Christian. With the little energy Christian had, he used his fire magic to burn the Psi hounds, scaring them off. Lissa had been drained of her magic, causing Rose to offer her blood so that she could get her energy back and heal Christian.

Victor was taken into custody and put into a jail cell beneath the school. Rose went to visit him to see if Dimitri had feelings for her, and Victor confirmed that in order for the necklace to work, both recipients of its effects had to have feelings for each other. Natalie killed Ray Sarcozy and turned Strigoi. She attacked Rose, and Rose hesitated to kill her because Natalie was her friend. Dimitri killed Natalie.

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Rose and Lissa were at a party celebrating the Queen's 200th birthday. They were involved in a car accident after leaving the party with the Dragomir family. Rose remained at the Academy while Lissa left for three months. Rose went to greet Lissa upon her return but was stopped by Dimitri. After Victor told Dimitri that Rose was not a danger to Lissa, they embraced. Rose felt Lissa's panic attack while she was at a party, which caused her to lose her fight with Mason. Rose later found Lissa burning in the sun and took her to the lake her parents had taken her to when she first met Rose. They put memorial lanterns in the air, alerting Dimitri that Rose and Lissa had left their dorm. As the sun set, Rose and Lissa were discovered outside the wards and attacked by a Strigoi. Lissa and Rose got into trouble after the strigoi were killed, resulting in Rose's return to the Dhampir dorms and Lissa's placement with Mia, a new roommate.

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Near Guard, Far Guard[]

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Beyond the Wards[]

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Powers and Abilities[]

As recommended by both Moroi and even Alchemists, Rose is considered to be a powerful and talented Guardian.


  • Danger Intuition: Dhampirs have a preternatural "sense" of when danger is near. This is in part due to their strong instincts and sharp reflexes.
  • Daytime Walking: Unlike the Strigoi, Dhampir can walk around during the day like humans do.
  • Enhanced Agility: Dhampir possess greater agility than the Moroi but are not as agile as the Strigoi. Training is required to completely hone this level of agility. They also possess enhanced reflexes and flexibility, which further enhance their combat abilities.
  • Enhanced Beauty: Dhampirs are considered to possess natural beauty and height owing to their Moroi ancestry, but to a lesser degree due to hybridization with humans.
  • Enhanced Endurance: The Dhampir's highly advanced musculature produces fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity than that of a human. The Dhampir's bodily tissues are harder and more resistant to certain types of injuries than the bodies of normal humans.
  • Enhanced Memory: Dhampir have great memory and can recall thoughts and memories much more easily than humans.
  • Enhanced Metabolism: Dhampir have a naturally high metabolism, which enhances their physical abilities. Thanks to this enhanced metabolism, Dhampir are resistant to diseases and most toxins, but not alcohol.
  • Enhanced Senses: A Dhampir's five senses are greatly heightened. Dhampir senses are nearly as strong and sensitive as those of a Moroi.
  • Enhanced Strength: Dhampir are exceptionally strong, allowing them to defend against and potentially kill a Strigoi. They can lift objects three times their body weight. This strength is naturally greater than that of a Moroi's.
  • Night Vision: Dhampir are able to see in the dark at night.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Dhampir heal faster and more effectively than humans. Wounds such as burns and other injuries can heal within a few hours. Their increased metabolism only improves this ability. For example, Mason could walk on his broken leg a day after sustaining it.
  • Shadow-kissed Capability: After being brought back from the dead by her best friend Vasilisa Dragomir, Rose began to develop strange abilities. Rose is able to feel what Lissa is feeling and, in a way, read her mind. Rose is also able to slip into Lissa's head, thus "becoming one with her." This is often referred to as their bond. Some of Rose's other shadow-kissed powers involve being able to tell when Strigoi are near and being able to interact with ghosts who help her kill the Strigoi as well. Rose also has one of the highest tolerances to compulsion ever found in Dhampirs, thanks to Lissa's extreme compulsion abilities.
  • Species Detection: Dhampir are able to distinguish between Strigoi, Moroi, witches, and ordinary humans via enhanced vision and enhanced smell. They can also distinguish whether a Strigoi was human, Moroi, or Dhampir before they were created.


  • Martial Arts: Rose is a fully trained Guardian, having the ability to take down her opponent using martial arts without any form of weapon. Under the guidance and training of Dimitri Belikov, Rose was able to eventually increase her ability to the point where she was able to take down Strigoi and Dhampir Guardians without fault. Even after two years away from the academy, Rose was able to take down her opponents in class within a month of returning.
  • Weapon Adept: As a fully trained and educated Guardian, Rose is able to use any form of weaponry against her opponents. She is able to control and kill her opponents with the silver stake (silver stakes kill strigoi) at the age of eighteen without even graduating from school. At the age of seventeen, she was able to command a blunt sword to decapitate two Strigoi, one of whom was an extremely old Strigoi, when captured in Spokane. According to Sydney Sage, Rose is deadly when holding a weapon due to her amazing ability to kill her opponents during their confrontations.


  • Darkness: Absorbing Lissa's darkness caused dark depression, outbursts of rage, violence, and insanity.



Janine Hathaway[]

Rose originally had a grudge against her mother for leaving her at the academy at a young age and never visiting her. When Janine comes to the school during Rose's senior year, their relationship starts to rebuild, particularly after the Spokane incident with Mason's death. After Rose was shot, Janine was worried for her life (despite the fact that Rose was recovering). Abe noted Janine for coddling her and telling her not to perform her guardian duties fully.

Abe Mazur[]

Rose never had any contact with her father until she was eighteen. But in Shadow Kiss (chapter 15), while Rose is being reprimanded by Queen Tatiana, Tatiana accidentally lets slip the first name of Rose's father, Ibrahim. The only information that Rose knew about him was that he was Turkish, and she resembled him very much. Rose first met her father in Russia. She had no idea who he was, but he told her he was working for someone back in America. He pleaded with her to return there, but she refused. After seeing Abe for the last time in Russia, he gave her one of his scarves, just in case she felt cold on the ride back from Russia.

"It was one of his nicer ones, too: cashmere, woven with an array of brilliant colors, more suited to the Caribbean than here or Montana." -- Rose Hathaway, Blood Promise, Chapter Twenty-Nine, page 465

Rose returned to the academy, and Rose's mother, Janine, told her the man she met was her father, after which Janine identified the scarf as a family heirloom. At the end of Spirit Bound, Abe was Rose's lawyer during her hearing for the death of Queen Tatiana Ivashkov, which Rose was framed for. Rose is sentenced to a trial, while Abe promises she will never go to trial and that she won't be executed. In the beginning of Last Sacrifice, Abe, Lissa, Christian, Mikhail Tanner, and a few others helped Rose escape the Royal Court jails. After Rose was shot, nearing the end of Last Sacrifice, Abe was said to be spoiling her with gifts and love. In Bloodlines, in Palm Springs, when Lee said that he was staying with his father more, Abe turned to Rose and said, "Now that's devotion," showing that Abe wants Rose to be around him more. Rose affectionately calls her father "old man" and on some occasions "dad".


Dimitri Belikov[]

Rose and Dimitri first met when she was seventeen, and he came to bring her and Lissa back to the academy from Portland. Dimitri becomes Rose's mentor. Rose develops an immense crush on Dimitri, but later learns her feelings are more than that. While under Victor's love spell, they confess their growing feelings for one another and nearly have sex in Dimitri's room, but break away from the spell when Dimitri throws away the enchanted necklace. They know that they can never be together because they are destined to be Lissa's guardians. As Dimitri says, if he let himself love Rose, he would throw himself in front of her, not Lissa. Rose is saddened by this but respects his feelings. During the book, Shadow Kiss, Dimitri becomes a Strigoi after Rose fights to go and get Eddie Castile, but when Rose gets the news from Mason that Dimitri was turned, she leaves to go kill him.

Rose later becomes jealous of Tasha Ozera, who is in love with Dimitri, when she asks him to be her guardian. This upsets Rose, but despite her jealousy, she tells Dimitri to accept the offer to be Tasha's guardian (and the father of her children), a very selfless and noble thing for Rose to do. However, Dimitri refuses to take the offer because his heart lies with Rose, causing them to secretly hide their relationship from the eyes of the Guardians and Moroi until Rose was eighteen. Soon, their sexual desires for each other could no longer be contained. After Rose is overcome with Spirit Darkness and nearly kills Jesse Zeklos, she and Dimitri have sex in a cabin, her first time with Rose losing her virginity to him. Their happiness, however, is short-lived, as Dimitri is taken by Strigoi when the academy is under attack. After the attack, everything appears to be okay, but then they find out that the Strigoi took some people as prisoners. After rescuing the prisoners, Dimitri is held captive and is turned into a Strigoi against his will. At this point, Rose drops out of school to keep a promise that they made to each other: "If one of them ever turned Strigoi, to kill the other." Rose finds Dimitri in Russia, where Dimitri holds Rose captive and wants her to choose to become a Strigoi, unlike him. Dimitri tries to enforce this by sucking her blood and making out a lot for pleasure, therefore making Rose high on endorphins, but even then Rose refuses. Later, Rose escapes and stabs Dimitri in the heart with a silver stake, but she didn't push it far enough into his chest to kill him. Rose then finds a way to save Dimitri with Spirit embedded in a stake, but only if a spirit user stabs him. Later, Dimitri is turned back by Lissa, just before it appears that Rose is actually going to kill Dimitri after many tries. After Dimitri turns back to normal, he tells Rose that he doesn't love her anymore because he feels that he doesn't deserve her after sucking Rose's blood whilst Dimitri was Strigoi. He also states that he has no room for anything in his heart other than guilt. Rose is heartbroken and devastated, and this nearly causes her to have sex with Adrian Ivashkov but she changes her mind due to the fact that neither of them has any protection. So she offers her neck to him to drink her blood instead of sex.

Dimitri and others break Rose out of prison after she is framed for killing Queen Tatiana in "Last Sacrifice" and run away. Over time, their love for one another grows stronger.

When Rose is once again overcome with spirit, Dimitri successfully makes her forgive herself for accidentally killing Victor Dashkov, whom Rose broke out of prison to restore Dimitri from being strigio. Dimitri proclaims he loves her, and they have sex again in their hotel room. Dimitri and Rose travel back to court, where Tasha is revealed as the killer and shoots Rose in the chest. Dimitri is overcome with grief, believing he has lost her, though she has recovered.

After Rose recovers, they're able to have a real relationship after Dimitri is assigned to become Christian's guardian instead of Lissa's, who is Rose's charge.

In Homecoming, it was revealed that Rose and Dimitri went to Russia together, where it was continuously hinted by Yeva that they were going to get married, despite Rose not believing in her vision. Dimitri also hints to Rose that he wants to get married, but she repeatedly tells him she wants to have a "2" in front of her age before she ever marries.

In Bloodlines, Rose says that they are still together, but she is unhappy that they can't settle down properly because they worry too much about Lissa and Jill.

In The Indigo Spell, during Sonya and Mikhail's wedding reception, Rose and Dimitri stand arm in arm and are later seen dancing with each other during the reception.

At the end of The Ruby Circle, it is revealed that Rose and Dimitri are engaged, although Rose says the engagement will last for a little while before they get married. She even says that she made it clear that she has no intentions of getting married until there are two at the beginning of her age.

Adrian Ivashkov[]

He smiled and tapped my nose. "Two thank-yous in as many days. I don't suppose I'll get to see any, uh, special gratitude?"

I scoffed. "Nope. You'll just have to imagine it." He gave me a half-hug and released me. "Fair enough. But I have a good imagination."

—Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss (Adrian-Rose)

Rose first meets Adrian at the Ski Resort at Christmas, where Adrian flirts with her on several occasions, even going so far as to send her gifts to gain her affections. After Dimitri is turned, Rose gives Adrian a chance when she returns from Russia and asks him to write her a letter asking her to date him, which he does. They began dating, despite many disliking the relationship, and Rose becomes jealous when Adrian flirts with Avery Lazar. After Rose and Dimitri re-proclaim their love, Rose breaks up with Adrian due to the fact that she cheated on him with Dimitri in a hotel room, which is hard on him as he was already deeply in love with her.

In Bloodlines, according to Jill, every time Adrian closes his eyes, all he sees is Rose. However, this changes due to his falling in love with Sydney Sage. In The Golden Lily, Adrian states that even though he still feels hurt and kind of used by her, his love for Rose has faded and he hasn't thought much about her in a while. By The Fiery Heart, his romantic feelings have disappeared completely and been replaced by respect and friendship. In Silver Shadows, Rose helps convince Lissa to help Adrian find Sydney, and when she finds out about Adrian and Sydney, her eyes are full of acceptance and support for their relationship.

Mason Ashford[]

Rose has a brief relationship with her close friend, Mason Ashford, who has had a crush on her for years. However, she only does so in order to try and get over Dimitri. Despite the relationship, she continues to see Mason as a brother and nothing more. After Mason is attacked in Spokane, Rose covers his body in an attempt to protect him from harm. Rose is emotionally scarred by Mason's death. A few months later, (as a result of being shadow-kissed, she sees Mason's spirit. He appears to be trying to give her messages, which becomes helpful in locating the place where the strigoi had been hiding. After the Strigoi attack on the academy, Rose says goodbye to Mason as he moves on. Even though Rose says they were never really a couple, they shared a close, intimate relationship that resembled a relationship.


Vasilisa Dragomir[]

Rose became best friends with royal Moroi, Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir, when she was five. Their teacher made them both write their long names, causing Rose to throw a textbook at the teacher. They continued to be close friends, eventually becoming like sisters. Lissa brings Rose back from the dead when she dies in the same car accident that kills the rest of the Dragomir family. Rose takes care of Lissa after they run away from the academy for two years, including giving her blood. When they return to the academy, Rose defends Lissa's honor and protects her with her life. After graduation, Lissa becomes Queen and Rose becomes Lissa's Guardian, even though she lost her title after they believed she killed Queen Tatiana. After Tasha is found to be the real killer, Rose takes a bullet for Lissa, nearly dying. Through everything that the two have been through, they have maintained a close, sister-like relationship, even as Guardian and Charge.

Christian Ozera[]


Originally, both Rose and Christian didn't get along. Mostly because Rose thinks Christian is dangerous, unstable, and a stalker, while Christian thinks Rose is unstable, insane, and a liar. While Rose is assigned to guard Christian for school, they quickly learn many things about each other that they have never revealed to others, including either Dimitri or Lissa. They became very much like brother and sister, and despite their bickering, they cared for each other, including both being protective of Lissa.

Eddie Castile[]

Rose is close friends with fellow dhampir Eddie Castile; they met when they were young children and have become very much like brother and sister. After Mason's death, they comforted each other. They only have a falling out when Eddie wants to kill Dimitri (as Strigoi) and is stopped by Rose, causing some security guards to be killed. They quickly rebuild their friendship, as Eddie believes Rose was innocent when the Queen was murdered and even helps her escape with Dimitri. Rose comes with Eddie to Palm Springs to help him move Jill there, and they're still shown to be close.

Mia Rinaldi[]

Originally, Mia and Rose disliked each other. It's even mentioned in the books that Rose considers Mia her "mortal enemy," mainly because Mia dislikes Lissa over her deceased brother, Andre, sleeping with her and then dumping her. Mia persuades Jesse and Ralf to spread rumors that Rose is a blood whore around the academy by sleeping with both of them. But after Spokane, the girls eventually became closer since, when Mia's mother was killed by Strigoi, Rose was sympathetic towards Mia. When Rose meets Mia months later at the Moroi Royal Court, where Mia was living with her father, they happily greet each other with a hug.

Jill Mastrano[]

Rose first meets young Jill at the academy, when Jill begs Rose to teach her old-fashioned fighting, and Rose reluctantly disagrees. They become friends, and Rose comforts Jill after they find out she's the half-sister of Lissa Dragomir. They continue a sister-like relationship even after Jill is placed into hiding at Palm Springs.

Sydney Sage[]

At the beginning, the relationship between Rose and the human alchemist Sydney Sage is distant. They first meet in Russia when Sydney helps Rose find Dimitri when he's a Strigoi, under the orders of Abe Mazur. But when Rose was convicted of the murder of Queen Tatiana, Sydney helped her find Jill (Lissa's sister) and prove Rose's innocence. Over time, they become close friends, as when Rose worries about Sydney and talks to her at Palm Springs. Their friendship is also evident, as upon Adrian admitting his relationship with Sydney at court, Rose was the first to show acceptance.


Queen Tatiana Marina Ivashkov[]

Rose and the Moroi Queen Tatiana Ivashkov were always at odds with each other. Rose disliked her for teasing and insulting Lissa in front of many other Moroi, while Tatiana disliked Rose for her outspoken persona. As Tatiana insulted Rose when the Queen mistakenly believed that Rose and Adrian were dating. Tatina was later murdered by Tasha Ozera, and Rose was framed for it because she cursed at the queen when she found out about the new law stating that 16-year-olds can become guardians. Rose was immediately locked away for trial. Before her death, Tatiana left Rose a letter telling her to find Lissa's lost sister and that she trusted Rose with the task more than anyone else, showing that Tatiana must have had some respect for Rose. She also said that she liked her in a way but feared that she was too reckless, among other things.

Natasha Ozera[]

Simply put, Rose and former royal moroi Tasha Ozera were rivals for Dimitri's love. In the beginning of the series, Rose likes and respects Tasha for her outspoken persona when it comes to the idea of having Moroi fight alongside Dhampirs. But this quickly changes after Rose learns Tasha loves Dimitri as well. Rose grows jealous and sad since Tasha can give Dimitri children while she can't. It was later learned that Tasha deeply dislikes Rose because of Dimitri's love for her, so much so that she frames Rose for the murder of Queen Tatiana, hoping to get Dimitri all to herself, and later shoots Rose in the chest.

Victor Dashkov[]

Rose was close with him and his daughter, Natalie, until she found out that he had abducted Lissa because he knew about her spirit magic and wanted her to cure him by giving her life. During this time, he distracted Rose and Dimitri using a lust charm, as he knew they had feelings for each other. In Shadow Kiss, he sent Rose a letter, telling her that he would make her relationship with Dimitri public knowledge, but the real motive behind the letter was so that she would visit him and answer his questions about Lissa. During the trial, he let an innuendo slip out about Rose and Dimitri, but no one believed him. He was sent to Tarasov Prison soon after he was found guilty. In Spirit Bound, Rose, with help from Lissa and Eddie, broke Victor out of prison as they needed his help to contact his brother, Robert Doru, another moroi with spirit magic who had turned a strigoi back to their former selves. For his help, she bargains with Victor's freedom. In Last Sacrifice, Victor and Robert meet with Rose in a spirit dream and help her find the illegitimate child of Eric Dragomir. After finding the child, Rose accidentally kills Victor in a fit of spirit-induced rage. Robert is left behind, and Victor's body is disposed.


"You see something you like"

"Is that your subtle way of calling me a slut"

"But I was meant for you"

"You can have Edward I want Dimitri"

"For so long, he and I had been in perfect sync, always understanding each other"

"I set off to kill the man I love"

"The love of my life alive or dead was badass"

"You told me... you told me before you left that you loved me. How can you let that go"

"This isn't over. I won't give up on you"

"Trouble in paradise"-mia "Go find your pacifier and shut the hell up"-rose

'"You can have Edward I want Dimitri"'  

"If your eyes weren't open, you wouldn't know the difference between dreaming and waking."

"What the hell?" I asked. Is this daring escape being sponsored by Honda?"

'"When I saw you fall..."-dimitri'

'"You thought, 'Wow, she's a loser."-rose'

"No one had ever called me unnatural before, except for the time I put ketchup on a taco. But seriously, we'd been out of salsa, so what else was I supposed to do?"

"Checkmate, bitch."

"The incident with Dawn hadn't been one of my finer moments. I honestly hadn't expected to break any bones when I shoved her into a tree. Still, the incident had given me a dangerous reputation. The story had gained legendary status, and I liked to imagine that it was still being told around campfires late at night. Judging by the look on the girl's face, it was."

"And I thought the whole point of my education was that violence IS the answer."


  • Rosemarie - A female name from either English, Scottish, French or German origin. The name "Rose" means "Hrod" (Bright/Flame) and "Heid" (Kind) this can connect with Rose's personality. The name "Marie" comes from the name "Maria", which is Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish as it means "Beloved", "Loved", or "Star of the Sea". The full name "Rosemarie" comes from the flower and herb Rosemary. A rose is also connected to Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of beauty and sexual desire, which can be connected to Rose's beauty.
  • Hathaway - An English and Welsh surname. It's a name for someone who either lives by a path, or across a heath. It can be derived from the Old English surname "Headuwig", which can mean "Strife", "Contention", and "War".
  • Mazur - Rose's father's surname, so it could also be her second surname. Mazur comes from Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish, meaning "Rustic".


  • Mead said in an interview that Rose and Dimitri may marry, but Rose will be resistant to settle down before the age of twenty. Rose also mentions this in Mead's short story 'Homecoming'.
    • In the epilogue of The Ruby Circle, Rose and Dimitri are engaged.
  • At the beginning both Rose and Dimitri dislike one parent from their family (Rose's mother and Dimitri's father).
  • The relationship between Rose and Dimitri starts when Rose realizes she has a huge crush Dimitri. This teenage crush turns into love and a real relationship between the two.
  • Rose doesn't drink coffee, but drinks tea instead. "I would never touch the stuff" (in regards to coffee).
  • In The Indigo Spell, Rose is a bridesmaid at Sonya Karp and Mikhail Tanner's wedding.
  • In a drabble Mead wrote from Dimitri's POV, he calls his Rose "wild girl". This is comparable to Rose's nickname, for him, "Comrade", though Dimitri never says "wild girl" aloud in canon.
  • In the film, Rose wears large amounts of leather, especially a jacket, on several occasions, despite the fact that she canonically wears secondhand, shabby clothes from the Salvation Army in the novels.
  • Rose states that she is a Agnostic Orthodox and isn't very religious. She only goes to church because it means she could hang out with Lissa without breaking her probation after she first returns to the Academy.
  • Rose was born in March 1996 in the film.
  • In the books, Rose Hathaway is biracial with slightly tan skin, dark hair and eyes which give her a look she describes as "semi-exotic desert princess".
  • During a Twitter chat in 2012, Mead stated that Rose is an Aries.
    • In the 'Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition', released on November 29, 2016, it is revealed in a journal entry, made by Lissa, that Rose's birthday is on March 21st.
    • According to Adrian at TRC, Rose learnt to swear in Russian. In Frostbite, she asks Dimitri to teach her, but he declines.

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