the oldest of the Lightwood children, a Shadowhunter and Isabelle's brother. Alec believes he is in love with Jace, but can never reveal his true feelings. He also strikes up a secret relationship with Magnus Bane, which he makes public in City of Glass. He is described as having dark hair and blue eyes, and he is usually very quiet, but protective of his siblings. His preferred weapon is the bow, but he has been known to use a feather staff.