Stern is the new Vice Principal of Whitechapel High School. He appears as just a stern official, but was, in fact, an evil and very powerful Wizard. Ethan Morgan stated that he is the toughest foe they've ever faced. He is portrayed by actor, Richard Waugh.
He comes from a long line of wizards, two hundred years ago, his great grandfather, tried to use the Lucifractor to wipe every Vampire out of Whitechapel. However,
he was defeated by Jesse and the Lucifractor was taken.
Stern inherited both his ancestor’s powers, and his hatred for vampires.
Stern first appears in this episode when Sarah throws her letter from The Vampire Council on the ground and he asks her to throw it into the trash but she refuses, he asks her again but, this makes Sarah angry, she then throws him in a nearby trash can, he then expels her but Erica gets Benny to use a mind erase spell on him, he then asks the three of them to get back to class. Some time before this, he created a green mist called "The Breath of Death" to begin his genocidal campaign to wipe out vampires.
Stern appears very briefly in this episode at Rory's locker with Mr. G.
Stern is directing the talent show auditions (which he is not very happy about). He is affected by Serena 's wail in the auditorium which causes him to draw on himself, when he returns to normal, he exclaims that the song gave him an ice cream headache.
He later appears watching Muse-o-tronics audition which he says is terrible but, he gives them the final spot in the show just so he can leave, Sarah and Erica walk in ready to audition, but he doesn't let them and leaves to get some coffee and his ears "flushed".
He is at the talent show later on in the episode and calls the Muse-o-tronics show very "interesting".
Realizing Ethan was responsible for all past threats failing, Stern broke into Ethan's private dimension disguised as a cloaked man, and tried to kill him. Ethan believed him to be a creature created in the dimension, but does not recall him being one of his biggest fears. Although the group were able to defeat all the other threats, they proved unable to stop Stern. However, they managed to escape back into the real universe, before Stern could kill them.
Stern first appears in this episode with Mr. Steiner looking over the hockey try-outs. He says that you have to bleed hockey, sweat hockey, only the best of the best will make the team and that there will be no time for fun.
Stern next appears standing next to Steiner observing one of the team’s games. He asks what's wrong with Boltz (because he scored 3 points on his own net) he also says that, Boltz needs a brain. He then tells Ethan that he looks a little worn out so he should sit on the bench (Ethan had a vision when he touched Boltz).
He is last seen taking the hockey equipment to storage, and the last item he grabs is Boltz' helmet from Ethan and Benny.
In school he spotted Ethan and Benny horse playing in the hall and takes the Lucifractor and he'll hear Ethan's complaints in detention. When Stern is in his office he puts the Lucifractor in the box where no one can get it but after he puts the Lucifractor in the box his eyes glowed purple.
While searching his office for the Lucifractor, he again met Ethan and Benny, and sent them away. Disguised as him, Benny snuck back in, but he was still in his office, using his magic, he easily overpowered Benny, and learned from him that Ethan was a Seer. Aware Ethan could be a threat, he posed as Benny, and gave Ethan a warning, before cursing him, so he was afraid of everything.
He went on to storm the Vampire Council again, this time armed with the Lucifractor, he causally killed dozens of vampires, planning to use their beacon, to broadcast the objects power all over the town, thus wiping out all the vampires.
He was confronted by Ethan, Sarah, Benny and Jesse, however having already anticipated this, he had already taken control of Benny and turned him on them. Ready to proceed, he was again faced by Sarah and Jesse, having defeated Benny. He turned the power of the Lucifractor on them, trying to kill him.
However at that moment, Ethan snuck up behind him, and using his new power of Telepathy, got inside his mind, using this he goaded Stern, using his own arrogance, against him, and manipulated him into trying and absorb the power of the Lucifractor, this act caused the Lucifractor to explode and apparently killed Stern.
Stern originally appeared, as just a stern and mean Vice Principal, he constantly showed himself to be uncaring around students, and often abused his powers, and intimidated them, he acted like he ruled the school, and often acted totalitarian, and he was also quick to anger, and often dished out unfair punishments.
But underneath this layer was a much worse one; he was in fact an evil and incredibly powerful wizard who had a genocidal hatred of vampires. He even seemed to enjoy killing them, he simply dismissed them as "monsters" and "bat squad" and did not care how many he killed, longing to drive them out of Whitechapel, and he was willing to kill anyone who got in his way, vampire or not.
Stern was also arrogant, and power hungry, this proved to be his undoing, as it was through this, that Ethan manipulated him into trying to absorb the power of the Lucifractor, an act that killed him.
He was also highly intelligent, and secretive, he kept his true identity secret, till he was ready to act upon it, and was even willing to ignore vampires, purely to keep his true self hidden.
He also recognized Ethan Morgan as a threat to his plans, even before he learned Ethan was a Seer, and tried to kill him several times, as well as going out of his way, to make Ethan’s life miserable.
Stern was an incredibly powerful wizard, able to fire bolts of energy, fire balls, take control of others minds, manipulate Seers visions, and curse others so they were stricken by fear. Even before he gained the Lucifractor, he was able to causally overpower and kill Vampires. He could also perform far greater forms of power, he was able to summon the breath of death, and used it to try to kill the vampires; he was able to break into pocket dimensions, erase memories, and knock out others.
He was even more powerful than Benny's Grandma. Even she couldn't undo his spells, and he was able to defeat her, with a residual spell. The only one who was capable of taking him on and winning was Ethan Morgan.