Gary is an American scientist who slowly became integrated into the Carpathian world. Eventually, he was converted and adopted into the Daratrazanoff clan. He is currently working as second in command to Tariq at the U.S. Stronghold.
We are first introduced to Gary when he was in the Vampire Hunting Society. He had created a paralyzing agent to be used on Carpathians, but the society turned it into a poison that caused pain and paralysis. He confronted other members about it, only to be put on their hit list. He gained the respect, and friendship, of Gregori for his courage.
It was revealed that he had Jaguar blood in his veins; he had no knowledge of this, but his sister did.
He went into the woods to find Travis, who had been captured by a vampire. Several hunters arrived, and Gary fought bravely with them against the vampire. Later, he was seen working with Shea on research to discover a solution to the Carpathians' problems with infertility, miscarriage, and infant mortality. Gary participated in the cleansing chant when Ivory did the ritual to save Anya and Anastasia.
He fought in a large battle alongside other human allies, became mortally wounded, and was eventually converted. Though not having any psychic abilities, due to his Jaguar blood, he was able to be converted without fear.
After his conversion was finished, Gregori made Gary his brother and all Carpathians referred to him as Gary Daratrazanoff from that moment on. Gary now carries the weight of the Daratrazanoff ancients and duties.
We learn that Gary had started to wear contacts to help him in battle, but now that he is Carpathian, he no longer needs his glasses or contacts. In fact, his eyes had been their usual green until he lost all color and emotion, then they turned icy blue with a ring of silver. Gary had attempted to bind Gabrielle to him in the way of the Carpathian people, but he couldn't do it. When she runs away, hurt by him saying to wait until he knows what is happening, she takes colors with her. Then, seeing her at the monastery the next rising, he gives into her, saying they will spend fifty years together, away from everyone and everything, when vines reach out and grab her.
Aleksei, Gabby's true lifemate, appears and attacks Gary. Seeing him causes Gary to lose all of his emotions just as quickly as the loss of colors. He continues to surprise Mikhail and Gregori by showing that he could think clearly after so suddenly losing everything. He flies back with the two Carpathians, acting like a true Daratrazanoff and protecting the prince with honor.
It is revealed that he has become a vessel for the ancient Daratrazanoffs who hadn't found lifemates during their existence and he had aged a thousand years in a few short days, even feeling the darkness close to the surface so that no hope is left behind. It looked as if the Gary that Gabrielle knew was gone, replaced by a true Daratrazanoff, and an ancient one at that. Trixie, Teagan, and Gabrielle helped him find the location of his lifemate, sending him to France.
He plays a major part in helping Dragomir and Emeline, helping to rid mother and child of parasites, having gained the Daratrazanoff ability to heal. Though the ancients from the monastery do not trust him at first, they all see he is a great healer and warrior. He also becomes Tariq's second in command in the Carpathian stronghold in the U.S., acting like the Daratarazanoffs before him. Though his lifemate lives in Paris, she is still an infant, but he knows when she was born and that she is alive, which is more than many others like him. He was the one to get Elisabeta from her cage so they could take her to Tariq's compound to heal and to be safe.
Gary aids Andor as a healer. However, with Andor so gravely wounded, he had to try and retrieve him from the Tree of Life. He did this for several risings, but had to eventually call on the aid of Lorraine, Andor's lifemate. He, Sandu, and Ferro bound their souls to Andor and Lorraine to protect Lorraine, as she was still human at the time, while she bound her soul to Andor's.
There is a moment where Lorraine sees a power line between Gary and Tariq and Andor explains how they are trying to learn how to work together. When Tariq tries to help look for the reptile/bug/thing that Sergey had put into Lorraine to get to Elisabeta as she healed in the ground, every ancient and Gary in the healing chamber told him that he could not set foot on the soil. Gary made the mistake of saying that Tariq had to stay safe, and Andor sympathized with Tariq, as he was now told he could not hunt as he had been for centuries and hide behind a wall of hunters, similar to how Mikhail is treated. However, the members of the Brotherhood explained that they all look to Tariq to aid and guide them as they know very little of the modern world. Though, with Tariq being forced to act as leader at the U.S. Stronghold, Sandu downplays his healing abilities so that he isn't forced into taking responsibility.
Though not actively in the book, Tariq and Gary have arranged for Julija to replay her memories so that they can relay everything to Mikhail. Isai assures her that he will inform them that they are only allowed to look at her memories from the time she broke away from her family to warn the prince up to when Xavier's spellbook was destroyed, so that any event with Barnabas would not be witnessed by Gary, who would be conducting the inquiry.
While for the most part, Gary was helping Elisabeta and Ferro, there was something about him that struck Ferro as dangerous. Ferro felt that Gary was targetting Elisabeta and didn't know why. When information about the Council was placed before them, Elisabeta showed how amazing her powers are and revealed that she didn't like how Gary had planned on killing her so that Ferro would turn so that he could more easily destroy the ancient. He also didn't like revealing the secret of the Council to a Carpathian who never sworn loyalty to Mikhail. While valid in protecting such an important secret, the coldness and cruelty were felt heavily by many at the compound. However, Gary is learning that his trust is well placed as Ferro and Elisabeta know the value of secrecy, and the lifemated pair have even offered to help find the special rock and return it to the Daratrazanoff family.
Christine Feehan has answered numerous times on Gary's lifemate. At this time, we know she is a baby, but this is what Mrs. Feehan told one fan.
|“||Gary wasn't born Carpathian, so he had no lifemate until he was reborn as a Carpathian. At the moment he became Carpathian, a lifemate was born to him. She didn't exist for human Gary. No spirit inhabited some grown woman. Gary's soul split at the time of his rebirth and his lifemate was then created and born. He has some time before he can find and claim her.||”|
–Christine Feehan, Ask the Author
- Gary remained a human friend to the Carpathians longer than any other, lasting from Gregori's finding him in Dark Magic to his waking up after his conversion in Dark Blood. That is approximately 23 books total.
- He is the first non-Carpathian to be seen in a relationship with a Carpathian female.
- Arabejila is the first Carpathian female to choose to love a human and conceive a child, but we do not see this relationship.
- Ever since his appearance in Dark Magic, Christine Feehan knew that he would be converted, but it wasn't until Dark Wolf that the conversion took place.
- He is the first character readers get to see change from book to book, as he has been around Carpathians the longest. He started out scrawny but started to take on the more muscular physique of a Carpathian over time until he was converted and became a true Daratrazanoff in every sense.
- Gary is the first converted male to have lost his colors; Luiz got an update on Goodreads much later and Zev was never actually converted.
- Feehan Community, Christine's Wall