It’s THIRSTDAY! (all the TVD and ORIGINALS fans got that, the rest of you not so much)
I figured I would save some of my favourite Vampires until their day. I was going to have both TVD and THE ORIGINALS together, but it will likely be too long, so I’ll stick to TVD for today.
The Vampire Diaries, is a tv series based on the books with the same name. The series centres around Stefan Salvatore and his attempt to live a normal life in Mystic Falls, which happens to be his hometown. That is, his original hometown from his pre-vampire days. After changing into a vampire Stefan, and his brother Damon, leave Mystic falls for centuries. Stefan returns in today’s day and age and meets a girl, Elena, who is the spitting image of his first love, Katherine, who is also the girl who changed him. Enter Damon, who also was in love with Katherine, and (later on) Elena.
The Salvatore brothers are as different as day and night, literally.
Stefan SalvatoreStefan is the “good” brother, the saviour, the one with the hero hair. He will always do the right thing. Well, almost. There were a few years there where he did all the wrong things. They’re called his “Ripper days” because he literally couldn’t control himself when he fed.
Damon, the bad brother, the rule bender, the one who always does the wrong thing, sometimes with the right intentions, sometimes just because it suits him a purpose at that very moment, sometimes because he’s reckless and doesn’t think. He’s also sarcastic and witty. He loves his brother fiercely, and loves Elena almost just as much. Or sometimes more, depending on his mood. (PS I’m totally Team Damon)
Elena is a regular girl, in a regular town that is anything but regular.She meets Stefan shortly after her parents’ death. She falls in love with him. They’re cute together for the first two season. Then their relationship is changed, and Elena grows closer to Damon (who, to be fair, met her first, even if he did compel her to forget, sorry Team Stelena people) Elena is changed into a vampire during an accident like the one that killed her parents. Elena is the glue that keeps her friends together, she’s also the one who keeps Damon grounded. In the new season Elena is gone (what? how? – watch the show) & it really shows not just in Damon, but in the whole town of Mystic Falls.
Caroline Forbes is by far my favourite vampire on the show (aside from the Brothers)
She started out as the most annoying character on the show, but throughout the seasons something has changed in Caroline, or rather we have gotten to know the real her. The anxious, not so sure about anything girl hidden under the cocky debutante. The girl who we can all relate to on some level. I could probably go on all day about all the reasons we love Caroline, but maybe that’s a whole other post for another day.
Alraic Satzman (Ric)
I think Ric deserves some recognition, even though right now he’s not a vampire anymore.
Ric came to town as a history teacher, in search of answers. He becomes the Gilbert’s parental figure after their Aunt Jenna (who happens to be Ric’s love at the time) dies. He find out that Damon is the vampire who turned his wife. The character development of Ric is beyond amazing and often overlooked. Human, to vampire hunter, to vampire vampire hunter under a spell, killed, ghost, vampire brought back to life, turned back to human. He started out HATING vampires, especially Damon, to become a vampire and one of Damon;s friends. In fact, he becomes Damon’s best friend, which is saying a lot.
Lorenzo (AKA Enzo)
Enzo is basically Damon, with an accent! He’s sarcastic, sassy, and hot. With an accent, I mentioned that right? Enzo was Damon’s cellmate in the 1950’s when they were captured and being tested on by a secret society at Whitmore College. Damon escaped with Enzo’s help, but unfortunate events made it so Enzo couldn’t escape with him. Years later he is reunited with Damon. Enzo brings out the bad side of Damon sometimes, but he also cares for Damon and wants to keep him safe from things that would hurt him.
Alexia Branson (Lexi)
Lexi is Stefan’s best friend. She has been there for him for centuries.She found him during one of his Ripper phases and brought him out of it. She loathes Damon because of the things he has done to his brother (and to her, including getting her killed – again) She has appeared as a ghost after her death as a vampire, and saved Stefan from getting sucked into oblivion when the other side was going under. She found her peace just as the other side collapsed and it is assumed she was saved.
Tyler is a werewolf turned hydbrid (vampire werewolf) by Klaus Mikaelson (more on him tomorrow) who died and came back as a human. Tyler had to re-trigger his werewolf curse after he sustained wounds during a fight that would otherwise have killed him.
Even though they aren’t vampires, I feel that Bonnie, Matt and Jeremy deserve some recognition.
Bonnie is a witch, not just any witch, a super powerful Bennett witch. She used to hate Damon, but after being trapped in a prison world after the collapse of the other side. Bonnie was the anchor to the other side, and Damon refused to leave her while it was crashing, so they both ended up in the prison world. Now they are close friends, and seem to be protective of each other.
Jeremy Gilbert is the younger brother of Elena. He was a lost kid after his parents death, taking to drinking, smoking pot and ditching class. Over time he focused his energy and became a pretty baddass vampire hunter.. Jeremy has died and come back multiple times thanks to the “Gilbert Ring”.
Matt Donovan: Matt is a human, he has died a couple of times while wearing the Gilbert ring, but other than that he has no claim to the supernatural. He is friends with Caroline, Bonnie, Elena, Jeremy and Stefan.
The Vampire Diaries is an amazing show! It was supposed to be some silly show about vampires and their love lives, but it turned into so much more.