Clarissa “Clary” Fray/Morgenstern is the daughter of Jocelyn Fray and Valentine Morgenstern. She is short, just over five feet, has curly red hair and green eyes. She plays a key role in locating and obtaining the Mortal Cup. She is known for her ability to create new and/or stronger runes because of the more-than-normal angel blood in her.
Clary first discovers the Shadowhunters’ world when she winesses the killing of a demon in a club called Pandemonium, and then again when her mother is taken and she is attacked by a demon. When Jace takes her to the Institute, she learns that her mother was a Shadowhunter, and that Jocelyn was kidnapped by Valentine. Later, she confronts Valentine and learns that she is his daughter, and he tells her that Jace Wayland is her brother. This claim is thrown into question, and it is later revealed that Valentine only used this information to manipulate them both, and that her brother is actually a boy that appears later in the series who she believed to be Sebastian Verlac.