The Zodiac Signs of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

Are you a fighter like Nandor or a lover like Lazslo? Read on to find out!

The world is getting to know and falling in love with the talented writer/director/actor Taika Waititi. I have even talked about one of his excellent shows before. Some hardcore fans remember him when he was a mild-mannered vampire in the hilarious mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. He not only portrayed the vampire Viago, he also helped write and direct the film as well as the series that was inspired by the film.

Today, let’s find out which character from the show each zodiac sign embodies. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising signs as well as your sun sign.

This article contains spoilers.

Aries – Nandor (a.k.a. The Relentless)


Aries is the warrior of the zodiac, so naturally, I have to pair them with the Supreme Viceroy of Al Quolanudar, Nandor, The Relentless! Like the cardinal fire sign, he fancies himself a leader even though his emotional recklessness sometimes gets in the way.

Taurus – Lazslo (a.k.a. BAT!)


I have often said that Taureans are wholesome hedonists who you always want in your corner. And that description almost fits Lazslo to a T. He may be more of a hedonist than he is wholesome, but he adores his wife Nadja and cares for his friend Colin Robinson.

Gemini – Gail (a.k.a. Nandor’s On-Again/Off-Again Girlfriend, Who Nadja Totally Doesn’t Hate)


Geminis are often characterized by their dualistic and erratic nature. And what could be more dualistic and erratic than a vampire/werewolf hybrid who divides her time between her Carpathian and Lycan lovers?

Cancer – The Doll (a.k.a. A Doll That Is Possessed By Nadja’s Human Soul)


Cancerians are known to be hypersensitive souls who crave a sense of home and belonging. That certainly sounds like a certain doll who is possessed by the emotional human soul of Nadja who runs away after feeling unappreciated.

Leo – Vladislav (a.k.a. The Character Portrayed By One of the Creators of the Franchise)


This is the only character on the list who was not only a character on the show, but also a main character in the mockumentary. Like a Leo, he is incredibly charming and theatrical. He demonstrates his theatrical tendencies when he hosts the Nouveau Théâtre des Vampire.

Virgo – Guillermo (a.k.a The Familiar… Not you, Guillermo!)


Virgos are pragmatic, helpful, and loyal almost to a fault. So naturally, I have to pair the mutable earth sign with Nandor’s beleaguered familiar, Guillermo de la Cruz. He is pretty down-to-earth (at least compared to everyone else in his vampiric household) and his loyalty to his master drives him to kill all of the vampire assassins that he encounters.

Libra – The Guide (a.k.a. The Obligatory Kristen Schaal Character)


Libras often feel like they have to be the go-between and the mediators for different groups of people. And I am sure that The Guide often feels like the intercessor between the rag-tag main characters and the rest of the vampiric council. Libras are also ruled by Venus, so they can be quite flirtatious, and The Guide loves flirting with Guillermo.

Scorpio – Nadja (a.k.a. The One Who Hates This Goat)


Scorpios are known to be sensual, vengeful, and reckless, just like Nadja of Antipaxos. Nadja would be a Scorpio because of her wild love affairs with Laszlo, the many reincarnations of her lover Gregor, and the Baron Afanas. She would also be a Scorpio because she is not afraid to seek revenge from evil witches.

Sagittarius – Baron Afanas (a.k.a. The Barren)


Sagittarians are known to be fun yet introspective. They are also known to be well-versed in subjects that other people may not know much about. Like a Sagittarius, Baron Afanas can be the life of the party one minute and a bit broody the next. He is also one of the two vampires left alive who can speak an ancient vampire language.

Capricorn – Colin Robinson (a.k.a. The Energy Vampire)


Capricorns are often called workaholics and they feel quite comfortable in a healthy work environment. Colin Robinson also feels comfortable in a work environment because as an energy vampire he can feed off his co-workers’ vitality. 

Aquarius – Jenna (a.k.a. The Sad LARPer)


The water-bearer often feels like an outsider amongst their peers. And Jenna feels like an outsider in her L.A.R.P. community as well as the vampire community because she doesn’t have a vampiric ability. But thankfully she harnesses her power of invisibility.

Pisces –  The Siren (a.k.a. Colin Robinson’s Would-Be Love Interest)


Pisces are not only known to be zany water signs, they are also known to be the most musical sign in the zodiac. So naturally, I have to pair them up with a character that lures sailors with her hypnotic singing voice.

Ophiuchus – Jackie Daytona (a.k.a. Regular Human Bartender)


Ophiuchus is not a real zodiac sign and Jackie Daytona is not a real human bartender.

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