Clarissa Adele “Clary” Fairchild is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the ‘Mortal Instruments’ series, which is part of a bigger Fandom, Shadowhunters, written by Cassandra Clare (Judith Lewis).
While at a New York City nightclub, the Pandemonium, she is stunned to observe a group of teenagers stalk and attack a supposed ‘human’ and tries to stop them. She learns their names are Jace, Alec and Isabelle. They reveal that the man was truly a demon and hint themselves to be a part of a Supernatural community called the ‘Shadowhunters’. She thinks that they are all mad at first but stalls when she sees when the ‘human’ the Shadowhunters were stalking suddenly grows claws and strange eyes and disappears when killed. She had called the security of the place before, and when they come, she soon realizes that she is the only person able to see them.
After the battle, Clary is introduced to the group of teens, who identify themselves as Shadowhunters, a race of humans who are physically enhanced with angel blood and secretly protect humanity from demons. When her mother Jocelyn goes missing, Clary learns that the event is connected to the conflict between the Shadowhunters and their enemies. She then enters the Shadowhunter fold and there she finds that she also is a Shadowhunter. Her mother had paid the warlock Magnus Bane to put a block in her head so she could not remember parts of the Shadow World even moments after she sees it. She and the group of Shadowhunters try to find hints to find her mother. In the process, she falls in love with fellow Shadowhunter Jace Wayland.
Clary learns that Valentine Morgenstern, who is supposed to be long dead but truly is not, the main antagonist of the series, is her biological father and her mother’s husband. At the end ofCity of Bones, Valentine tells them that Clary and Jace are siblings which, as they discover later in the series, is a lie. In the second book of the series,, Clary dates her best friend Simon, who has for a long time had a crush on her, to forget Jace during the torturous time of believing him to be her brother. She is told by the Seelie Queen that she and Jace are Valentine’s experiments but mysteriously does not explain further. She finds out later that she was exposed to powdered angel blood through her mother who consumed it unknowingly while she was pregnant with Clary. This angelic blood granted her the ability to create runes that do not exist and amplify the power of existing runes for herself. At the end of the second novel, Clary finds that an old friend of her mother, Madeleine, knows how to wake her mother, who has been in a magical coma since the first book.
In, it is discovered that Jocelyn had taken a potion, made by a warlock named Ragnor Fell, to induce a comatose state and prevent her from being interrogated by Valentine. Before she dies, Madeleine tells Clary she needs to find Fell, who will help her cure her mother. Clary, using her power to create runes, creates a rune with the ability to create a Portal a magic and conveys herself and Luke to Idris, and falls into Lake Lyn and drinks some of the water by accident; this causes her to hallucinate because the lake’s water is poisonous to Shadowhunters. Luke then takes her to his sister Amatis for healing.