Art by Cassandra Jane for the Shadowhunter Series.
Clarissa “Clary” Fray is the titular character in the first installment of the mortal instruments. She is a teenage girl who just turned fifteen years old, and soon discovers that the normal world she knew is anything but. Through her ventures she discovers a myriad of things from her actual heritage that explains how she comes from a long line of half angel warriors with the holy mandate to eradicate demons, to her father being the main antagonist of the first arc of the books. It is with through her own tenacity that she is able to overcome many obstacles, but none of it would’ve been possible if not for her close friends, and new allies she earns along the way.