|“||I'm not leaving you again||”|
— Amanda to Seth
Amanda is a vampire and part of The Dawsons as a vampire from Seth's bloodline. She is also an allie and in-law member of The Silverstone Family, as she is the aunt of Amanda Dawson and Alexis Dawson.
Amanda was born in 1806. Seth was four at the time she was born and he had to take care of her from the start. Amanda and Seth's mother died giving birth to her, and their father wasn't capable very well of raising two kids. Amanda died at the age of 4months due to lumonia.
In Season seven, Amanda appears in Seth's subconcious. She first appears as an infant, in the woods where he finds her. In his next dream she is roughly a year old, and she is starting to walk. Originally, Seth mistakes her for his unborn child. Yet in a third dream, Seth sees the resemblence of his mother's eyes in her. Amanda appears in every dream, and she also appears during the day. Amanda's form changes rapidly. In the morning Seth sees her playing outside as a 4 year old, and in the evening she is 10. The next day, he sees her as a teenager and they go to the woods together. Seth thinks he no longer has to pretend he's okay, but Amanda starts asking him questions he doesn't like, mentioning his age and his vampire nature.
Four days into Seth's hallucinations, Claire calls in Pierre. Amanda watches him as Seth gets forced to face the reality ; that he is a vampire living in the 21st century, and that she is no longer alive. She tells Seth it's okay and that she has peace, at this point appearing as a woman around the age of 30. When her image starts to fade out, Seth latches on to her. When the room shockwaves, Amanda lands on the ground next to Seth. She is no longer an image in Seth's subconcious, and she can be seen by the rest of the family.
Claire is in shock at first, and she has no idea who she is. It isn't untill Amanda and Seth both look up at her, that she sees the resemblence. Ironically, Amanda is the first person to walk up to the new person. She points out her finger at her predicor and Amanda meets the toddlers graze by pointing hers. This shines a bright light in the room. Seth watches as his daughter and sister connect, and he then looks around. Amanda watches him glance over at Claire, and she sees her brother reaching for the pregnant woman's stomach.
With everyone confused and concerned, trying to grasp what just happened, nobody notices Amanda's changing. Untill Pierre does, and he recognizes the symptoms of quintekinesis, more specifically tharantokinesis. He tells Seth that he has to say goodbye to his sister again, as she will die within a matter of hours. Seth, moved by hearing his son and being reunited (in the right mind) with Claire and his daughters, is reluctant to say goodbye to his sister. Amanda realises what's going on, and she requests a moment with her brother. As the two of them sit opposed one another, time is slipping through their fingers. Seth finally looks up, and he tells her there is a way to stop the proces. After he explains the proces for vampirism, Amanda agrees reluctantly. She lets her brother turn her into a vampire.
Amanda has always been a type A vampire, ever since Seth turned her. She has also been a member of the Dawsons since the start, through Seth's bloodline
Amanda has blonde hair and blue eyes. She isn't that tall, but she stands her own.
Her style is influenced a lot by Claire, and consists of some of Claire's former clothes. Hunting basically is the only time she wears pants and all black. Otherwise she likes colours and patterns.
Amanda is rather shy, especially around strangers, originally. However she learns to overcome this, as Seth gets her a job at Pressed On. There she learns to be more open and sociable.
She also has a bit of a tomboy side to her, that Seth recalls from his dreams. She sometimes has a bit of a childish nature, which florishes during huntig and playing with her nieces.
Amanda learns to play the guitar from Dylan when she is being trained. She also has a genetic talent for spotting plants and such in the woods.
Like some vampires, Sam also has supernatural powers. They existed before she became a vampire, but didn't get activated untill she became one. The origin of them is the fact that Amanda herself was a hallucination of Seth.
- Hallucinations : Sam can create hallucinations to others by touch
- Amanda's existence is a unique case of magic. Amanda was originally a hallucination turned human turned vampire.
- Amanda shares a name with her niece. That's why she prefers the nickname Sam.
- Amanda was manager of Pressed On for a while during Elisabeth's absence.