There are two characters who feel destined for great things in this book: Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. Spoiler Alert: only one of them is right. But does Abe's life boil down to his destiny? Does he have any say in whether or not he will become Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? It sure doesn't seem like it, especially when you consider the fact that Henry and the other vampires seem to be able to see the future, and that future always involves Abe wielding an ax. Still, there are times in the novel when Abe does seem to call the shots, flying in the face of fate.