The Seeker
Name The Seeker
Gender Female (Human host)

Sexless (Soul)

Portrayed By Diane Kruger

"We find her, we find the resistance." -The Seeker



The Seeker is one of the invading souls and the main antagonist of the story. When Wanda awakes in Melanie's body, the Seeker has been assigned to her so that she can try and locate the remnants of the Human resistance, whom she believes are prepared to fight a war against the souls.

Earth was the Seeker's first planet, and Lacey her first host. This is probably why she was so vulnerable to Lacey's abrasive personality.

The basis of Wanda and Melanie's relationship comes from their common hatred towards the Seeker. The Seeker follows Wanda everywhere, believing that she can help her find the humans. When Wanda disappears in the desert, she tries to convince the other Seekers that she has found the humans and that they must pursue her to destroy the resistance. When they turned her down, the Seeker set off on a quest to find Wanda and the humans. After several months, while Wanda and her human friends, Jared Howe and Ian O'Shea, were on a raid, the Seeker found the human hideout. She killed Wes, one of Wanda's new friends, and was held in custody by Melanie's uncle Jeb.


Lacey having The Seeker inside her body

Wanda confronted her when she returned and was given the right to decide her fate. Wanda revealed to Doc how to remove a soul from a human's body without killing the host. Doc and Wanda removed the Seeker and sent her away from Earth. Her host, Lacey, told the humans that the Seeker had never truly been able to erase her consciousness and that was why she had become a Seeker and been so angry and violent.

It seems she took on some of the personality traits of her host, and this could explain why she was such an unusually aggressive and hateful soul.

She became a Seeker in her first life to try and find a way to fight resistant hosts like Lacey and Melanie. She became obsessed with Wanderer when she realized she also had a resistant host. She had herself assigned to her to try to find out how to fight Lacey by observing how Wanderer handled Melanie.

The Seeker was sent to the Planet of the Flowers after being taken out of Lacey's body. Wanderer felt the planet was best as it was very peaceful and placid, which would allow the Seeker to recover from being exposed to Lacey's loud and complaining personality. it was also far enough away that by the time she reached it, all the humans in the caves would be dead.


Lacey-  Lacey was the Seeker's host, and like Melanie, remained alive after insertion. She and the and the Seeker do not like each other, as evidenced when Lacey was surprised that Melanie and Wanderer were friends, suggesting Wanda must have brainwashed Melanie.


Wanda (while inhabiting inside Melanie's body)

  • Wanda/Wanderer - The Seeker became obsessed with Wanderer as Wanda was in a similar situation with her host.

Physical Description

The Seeker looked like all the other souls: a silver, worm like creature. In Lacey's body, she was petite, with blonde hair and blue eyes, and was always dressed in white. However, in the book, she is said to be wearing all black.

Film Adaptation


Diane Kruger

The Seeker will be portrayed by Diane Kruger in the film adaptation of The Host.

See also