— Phoenix on his life.
As a vampire, Phoenix is menacing, unstable and somewhat unreasonable. He can quickly go from being a respectful gentleman to direct and aggressive. He enjoys breaking rules. He is described as being cheeky, brave, selfish and open-minded, smug and very cocky. He is also seen to be very intelligent; using words to out-match his opponents. He can also be seen as being rebellious to others. He has been describes as being arrogant, cocky and annoying - but also as incredibly funny.
— Phoenix Darling
According to his mother, Phoenix has something of a split personality; one moment he could be happy and outgoing, while the next he can become distant and speak in riddles. Phoenix is emotionally damaged due to both his father's verbal abuse and the fact he has lived so long. Both cause him to experience extreme depression, which causes him to drink heavily.Phoenix frequently tries to prove himself, though he doesn't like to show it. He wants others to think he is worth something; this is particularly obvious with his father. Phoenix carries a lot of self-doubt and also low self-esteem. He believes he will become what everyone thinks he is already: a failure. It is believed, Phoenix suffers from bipolar disorder, meaning that his high and happy moments are too high, making him impulsive, while his low and depressive moments are too low to the point of inducing suicidal thoughts.
— About Phoenix.