A gypsy is a member of a traveling people with dark skin and hair who traditionally live by seasonal work, itinerant trade, and fortune-telling. The gypsy society is structured according to rules of its own, divided into clans or tribes led by the King of the Gypsies. Some, however, deny their origins to create a life outside of the gypsy community and prejudice that people have against these wanderers. It is the case of Jenny Collins, late wife of Quentin Collins, who hid her gypsy heritage.
Gypsies are a very religious and superstitious people, with great knowledge of the supernatural and the magical arts. They are also able to cast spells and curses like witches and warlocks, as well as to divine the future, even though most of the time they stage scams to impress and rob buyers.
According to the literary trope of gypsies as servants of a wealthy vampire, idea spread by the novel Dracula and its transpositions and adaptations, the Rakosi family works on behalf of vampire Barnabas Collins, himself inspired to the character of Dracula.