|I just… I guess it would be a relief to finally tell someone. My family is… hiding a secret.|
|—Cerise in "The Cat Who Cried Wolf"|
Cerise Hood is a 2013-introduced and all-around character. She is part of Little Red Riding Hood as the next Red Riding Hood, and she is a student at Ever After High. In the destiny conflict, she is on the Rebel side because she has no choice. Everyone knows that Cerise is the daughter of Red, but very few know she is also the daughter of the Wolf. She is a person who by the rules of destiny should not have been born. Destiny punished her with half-wolf ears which she has to cover at all times. She seeks to change that for both her own sake and her parents'. Of course, she can't let anyone know until the world is no longer hostile towards her existence. This frustrates Cerise greatly on a daily basis, as does the fact she is forced to wear her hood constantly to conceal her half-wolf ears.
Cerise seems to be on good terms with most of the students, but she's nonetheless a reserved individual who is more than meets the eye. Granted that she's not exactly a loud individual, her inhuman athleticism surprises most. Being part wolf, Cerise is an excellent athlete, if not the best at Ever After High. She's prone to wolf-like tendencies and outbreaks, which is a huge inconvenience as she's trying to hide her heritage. Nevertheless, she loves her parents equally as she was ecstatic when they had a picnic together and regularly carries around a locket of their family photo. She is cautious about her secret and makes sure she keeps her wolf heritage out of public knowledge.
Though Cerise acts somewhat standoffish to the people who want to know more about her, she is incredibly protective of her friends and respects them for their secrets, and is definitely not the type to betray anyone for something of her own benefit. She is a bit mysterious. Despite not sharing the family name "Badwolf" with her father, and her sister, she does however display a lot of wolf qualities such as obsessive meat eating and having half-wolf ears. It is not exactly known why she does not have the surname Badwolf, but is most likely because she is trying to hide the fact of who her father is.
Cerise has long, dark brown hair with several white streaks (predominantly on the left side), and slate gray eyes. When she has her wolf-like outbursts, her eye color changes to yellow. Her makeup and outfits consist of darker colors along with red. She is never without her mother's famous red hood, which hides her half-wolf ears.
Although Cerise tries her best hiding her family heritage, she is not discouraged when it comes to exhibiting her athletic ability or become outgoing whenever she needs to be. As the daughter of the Big Bad Wolf, she has sharpened senses such as superhuman speed in which she utilizes when playing sports - her favorite sporting activity being Track and Shield. Outside of school, Cerise and her family try to spend as much time together as possible. On rare occasions do they all get the chance to have family picnics.
Cerise has also shown that she has some interests in getting involved with the school and her friends more, such as planning school dances.
- Main article: Little Red Riding Hood
Cerise is both the daughter of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, and therefore is a child who should not be born. Though Cerise had a warm and loving childhood in their care, now that she is preparing to take over from her mother, her heritage is catching up with her. Although once, Cerise had an illusion on what her life might have been like if she followed her father's footsteps. She is distantly related to Sparrow Hood. It was revealed in Justine Dancer's diary that Ramona Badwolf is her sister.
Cerise considers Raven Queen a best friend. Raven is the only person she has shared the truth about her family with, showing how much she trusts her. Cerise also considers her roommate, Cedar Wood, and Madeline Hatter her best friends.
In Thronecoming, Cerise tells the guys she's considering trying out for the bookball team, but Daring Charming initially tells her not to because he believes she was a "damsel-in-distress." Later, he asks Cerise to join the Thronecoming game when it becomes apparent that they need her. At the Thronecoming dance that night, Daring apologizes to Cerise for what he said, thanks Cerise for saving the game, and they share a dance.
Cerise owns a pet direwolf named Carmine, who she had a race with in The Cat Who Cried Wolf.
Cerise notes that she's shy around boys but she's "always been drawn to the leader of the pack." She dances with Daring at the Thronecoming dance.
- May 14, 2013: Mattel requests the trademark for Cerise Hood.
- May 30, 2013: Cerise Hood makes her cartoon debut in "The World of Ever After High".
- Early July, 2013: Cerise Hood makes her diary debut in Briar's 'Signature - Royals' diary.
- October 08, 2013: Cerise Hood makes her book debut in The Storybook of Legends.
- November 12, 2013: Cerise Hood's profile is published on the Ever After High website.
- November 12, 2013: Cerise Hood's profile art is revealed.
- Late November, 2013: Cerise Hood's first doll is released as part of the 'Signature - Rebels' series.
- "Cerise" is a type of red, specifically the type of red associated with cherries. Her name is French for "cherry". It is also a red similar to the color pink.
- It can be presumed that her family name is Hood and not Badwolf to hide her family's secret.