|“||That girl is broken. She is more animal than human. The greatest mercy would be to have her put down.||”|
— Chathrine to Mary in Royal Blood
Clarissa is a strange and almost feral young woman who hides in the shadows. Clarissa’s past was a tantalizing puzzle that will reach out to change the lives around her in ways no one suspects. Clarissa is also an antagonist. During Season One, it was revealed that Clarissa is the daughter and firstborn of Catherine de' Medici. Clarissa was thought killed by Mary in order to save Charles' life, but later revealed to be still alive. She has not been seen since Royal Blood.
“Clarissa’s past is a tantalizing puzzle that will reach out to change the lives around her in ways no one suspects,” teases casting intel.
Clarissa was born to secret lovers Catherine and Richard. In order to hide the baby from Henry, Catherine ordered the baby to be taken away. She was told that Clarissa was dead, but Nostradamus gave the baby to his father. Clarissa was born with a red birthmark on her face, inherited from Richard. Nostradumus's father tried potions to remove it, and eventually disfigured her face.
Clarissa was laughed at by children and had stones thrown at her.
She is described as being “a strange and almost feral young woman who hides in the shadows”. She is also very shy and quiet not directly communicating with anyone. She doesn't really have any boundaries considering she just took Olivia somewhere unknown and stabbed Nostradamus in the neck without remorse. Yet she is very protective and helpful towards Mary and when she learns that Catherine is her mother she also showed protection towards her. She can also be heroic when she saved Mary and Catherine from the poison.
Her face, which she keeps hidden under a bag, is described as being severley disfigured. Clarrisa has red hair and blue eyes. She has caucasian skin and on the right side of her cheek she has a scar that is close to her nose and covers a faction of her lip. They tried surgery then potions to get rid of the port-wine stain birthmark that she had.
- Charles: Half-brother, Former Friend.
- Mary: Half-sister-in-law, Former Ally.
- Nostradamus: Adoptive brother, presumbly enemy.
- Catherine: Mother, enemy.
- Richard: Father.
|Snakes in the Garden||Appears|
|Hearts and Minds||Appears|
|A Chill in the Air||Absent|
|For King and Country||Appears|
|Long Live The King||Absent|
|Slaughter of Innocence||Absent|
Name Origin Edit
Clarissa is a feminine name which comes from the German name Clarice which is derived from the Latin the word Clarus, which means "bright, clear or famous." Clarissa also has a Greek origin, meaning "brilliant". Clarissa is considered an English, Italian, and Portuguese name. Clarisa is the Spanish form of the name.
- She is known as the castle ghost.
- We first learn her name in Snakes in the Garden.
- She killed Aylee.
- The only people to see Clarissa's face were Nostradamus, Catherine, and Olivia.
- She is Catherine's daughter.
- Her father is Richard, however she had no on-screen interaction with him.
- She helped Colin escape from torture.
- Just like Bash, she is not based on a real person.