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There's nothing you can say to make this OK. Don't you get that? Mum cried herself to sleep every night after you died, and we had to move house every few months because the whole country believed you were a traitor. We had to leave our home, and our friends, and we just barely survived the chaos you left behind. And now you're back and what? You want me to tell you that I forgive you, that we can just put it all behind and be a family again? Not a chance. Not a chance in hell.

Jamie Carpenter to his father, Department 19: Darkest Night (chapter 1)

Julian Carpenter
Full name Julian Carpenter
Gender Male
Birth May 8, 1958[1]
Age 50/51 (as of 2009)
48 (at time of "death")
Death November 3, 2007[2]
Relatives Marie Carpenter (wife)
Jamie Carpenter (son)
John Carpenter † (father)
Henry Carpenter † (grandfather)
for more, see: Carpenter family
Military Information
Affiliation Department 19 (former)
Royal Navy (former)
Rank Colonel[3] (former)
ID NS303, 24-B (former)
Status Deceased

Julian Carpenter was the husband of Marie Carpenter and father of Jamie Carpenter. He had also been a Colonel of Department 19.

Physical descriptionEdit

Julian had thick hair with streaks of grey and bright blue eyes. After being imprisoned for months, his skin had become pale and his face deeply lined. He had also started to look worn out, making it look like if he was older than he was.[4]


Julian was a caring man, but can become serious or stern at a moments notice. He would - he did - sacrifice himself for his family.


Julian was born to John Carpenter and his wife on May 8, 1958.

During his school years, Julian played rugby. First for his school's own team, later for the U-18 team and after his nineteenth birthday, even for the national team. At that time Julian had already been part of the Royal Navy, whose aptitute test he had passed with a brilliant result, making him famous in the whole military.

After his twenty-first birthday in 1979, Julian joined Blacklight, making even the old members of Blacklight proud and excited. On the day of his joining, Julian arrived together with his father, John, in the Loop and was welcomed by Peter Seward. On the same day, he also met Victor Frankenstein for the first time.[5]

Eventually, Julian married Marie Wilmington and had a son, Jamie, with her on December 18, 1992.

On February 12, 2005, Julian, together with Frankenstein, Paul Turner and two other agents named Connor and Miller, was sent to a mission coded HUMMINGBIRD in Budapest, Hungary. On that day, Julian killed Connor, who was bitten and about to turn into a vampire, and some time later Ilyana Rusmanov, Alexandru Rusmanov's wife.[3]

Due to his actions during HUMMINGBIRD, Julian was given a first class bravery medal on February 19, 2005. Two years later, Henry Seward found the medal in Julian's room in the Loop.[6]

In November 2007, Julian faked his own death, "dying" in front of their house in Brenchley, Kent.[2]


Searching for AdamEdit

Following the news of his wife becoming a vampire by the hands of Alexandru Rusmanov, which was provided by Victor Frankenstein[7][4], Julian started searching for a man named Adam, who was rumoured to be a cured vampire.

Breaking into Area 51Edit

After finding Adam, Julian decided that he must go home, to see his wife Marie and son Jamie. He decided to do this by breaking into Area 51, the headquarter of NS9, Dreamland, and talking to NS9 Director, Bob Allen. After seeing Julian, Allen decided to imprison him.[8]


After his time spent in Dreamland, Julian was transported to the Loop in the same plane as Larissa Kinley, who is also returning to the Loop from Dreamland. Following their landing in the Loop, Cal Holmwood went to meet Julian, greeting him with the words "Welcome back Julian." After arriving at the Loop, Julian was imprisoned for numerous months until the battle of Château Dauncey, when he was released to go and live in his mother's cottage under surveillance.

Giving UpEdit

While at his mother's cottage, Julian falls into depression, and he contemplates suicide for a while. Eventually, he removes the tracking chip from his arm with a knife, and he ties it around his arm with a rubber band. Julian leaves the device at his home, and he removes the tracker from his car. He drives to his old home in Benchley, where he retrieves his Department 19 uniform, console and weapons from a bomb shelter he had constructed under his garden. He then purchases a radio and he makes contact with Victor Frankenstein, and then Frankenstein brings Jamie to see Julian.

Reunion with JamieEdit

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Though initially shocked to learn that his father is alive and Julian being happy to see Jamie, Jamie is less than thrilled to see his dad. Julian's son flies into a rage, trying to keep his vampire side in check as he unloads years worth of anger onto Julian. Julian partially accepts the blame Jamie doles out and barely argues, however he draws the line when Jamie claims he is ashamed of being Julian's son. Jamie turns to leave, seething but Julian tries to stop him by grabbing his arm. At last, Jamie's self control fails him and his vampire side reveals itself in full force. Jamie attacks Julian by shoving him across the room, hard, with eyes burning red and fangs on show. A hurt and furious Jamie then flies out of the door (literally) leaving Julian in the ruins of his living room in shock.

The War Edit



  • Julian is seemingly a fan of Arsenal F.C., as he only came earlier than 7pm from work when they played in the Champions League, or when it was his wife's birthday.[2]
  • He drove a silver Mercedes prior to his "death."[2]
  • When Julian was younger, he was a smoker. He quit smoking when Marie announced to him that she was pregnant with Jamie.[9]
  • Lemon cake is his favourite kind of cake.[10]
  • Apparently, Julian was originally supposed to "die" on April 3, 2007.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Extras ‒ Carpenter family tree
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 D19 ‒ Prologue (0)
  3. 3.0 3.1 D19 ‒ The Beginning of the End (26)
  4. 4.0 4.1 DN ‒ Home Truths (1)
  5. D19 ‒ He Was My Friend and I Loved Him (25)
  6. D19 ‒ The End of the Tunnel (48)
  7. ZH ‒ Let the Past Rest (34)
  8. Department 19: The Rising
  9. ZH ‒ Lying Down (43)
  10. ZH ‒ Your Dead Body (22)


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