Shelley is a seven foot seven inches tall girl who is simply hard to miss. She dresses in dark colors and always hides a misshappen portion of her face from others. Though she is teased and treated somewhat cruelly by her mother, Shelley remains a very loving person who is quick to warm up to kindness. Her talking tablet is often hanging around her neck though she needs little help in the intelligence department. Her writing is incredibly profound despite the difficulty speaking.
When she is frightened or touched, usually by her loving brother, her skin will give off an iridescent glow. Her height and name are as some fans might have suspected a direct nod to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein novel. Shelley's resemblance to 'the monster' is intentional.
Roman is Shelley's older and loving brother. When she is seen being teased in school Roman steps in to defend his younger sister and take revenge on her bullies. He often rubs her cheek which activates her luminescence.
Olivia is Shelley's mother, their relationship is rocky and unstable. Olivia is always trying to control Shelley's actions, yet Shelley is always trying to break free and gain independance.
Powers and Abilities
Shelley has shown incredible strength when lifting up Dr.Pryce and her brother for a hug and also how heavily she was able to pound the table enough to frighten her mother. Her strength is also shown in the end of the series when she kills the Vargulf (a.k.a. Christina Wendall ) with her bare hands.
When Shelley is exceedingly happy, sad or afraid her face begins to glow a bright blue. It is often seen when Roman strokes her cheek, demonstrating love and happiness. It has also been seen when Shelley is fearful or sad.
Shelley seems to have in-depth knowledge of how others around her are feeling, showing incredible empathetic ability.
Race Category Debate
Much speculation can be made about Shelley's racial inheritance since she looks outwardly different but does not have an appetite for blood or flesh like her brother and mother. It is certain however that from her appearance she did inherit some demonic qualities which is reinforced by Olivia's persistence that Shelley maintain a diet mostly of red meat.
Her status of reanimation is revealed in an episode involving her father who turns her body, though possibly she is the same body as an aforementioned older child dug up later, over to the Godfrey Medical division for reanimation. (Season 1, Episode 5- Hello Handsome) Thus her strange facial deformity might have more to do with her decomposed tissue being replaced than a distinct demonic heritage.