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* ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'': A book written by L.J. Smith.
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Written by L.J. Smith, ''TheVampireDiaries'' tells the story of Elena Gilbert and her relationship with two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore. At the very beginning, Elena is still suffering from losing both her parents in a car crash she managed to survive. Her world is turned upside down and her life changes forever by the arrival of a new handsome, mysterious student whom she feels an instant connection with, Stefan Salvatore, to their sleepy little town of Mystic Falls. Little does Elena know that she could be surrounded by mythical beings. The TV series is based on the same characters as the novel series, however, there are some similarities and some differences. The series follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) a 17-year-old girl, who falls deeply in love with a 162-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated as Stefan's vicious, and malevolent older brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) returns with a plan to wreak havoc on the town and a revenge against his younger brother.

Both brothers begin to show affection towards Elena, mainly because of her resemblance to their past love Katherine Pierce. It is revealed that Elena is a descendant of Katherine, who eventually returns with plans against the trio. The series is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, a town charged with supernatural history since its settlement of migrants from New England in the late 17th century. Other story lines revolve around the other inhabitants of the town, most notably Elena's younger brother Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. Mc Queen), her best friends Bonnie Bennett (Katerina Graham) and Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) and their mutual friends Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig). The town's politics are orchestrated by descendants of the original founding families, all comprising a "Founders' Council". Some of the founding families of Mystic Falls include the Salvatores, the Gilberts, the Fells, the Forbes and the Lockwoods. They guard the town mainly from vampires, although there are other supernatural threats such as werewolves, witches, ghosts and hybrids.

The books in the series include:

* ''The Awakening'' (1991)
* ''The Struggle'' (1991)
* ''The Fury'' (1991)
* ''Dark Reunion/The Reunion'' (1991)
* ''The Return: Nightfall'' (2009)
* ''The Return: Shadow Souls'' (2010)
* ''The Return: Midnight'' (2011)
* ''The Hunters: Phantom'' (2011) [[note]]All books after Phantom were written by a ghostwriter. This is due to the fact that Alloy, the company that owns half of the copyright, was displeased with the growing romance between Elena and Damon as well as the relationship between Damon and Bonnie.[[/note]]
* ''The Hunters: Moonsong'' (2012)
* ''The Hunters: Destiny Rising'' (2012)

The books based on the TV series are called ''Stefan's Diaries'':

* ''Stefan's Diaries: Origins'' (2010)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: Bloodlust'' (2011)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: The Craving'' (2011)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: The Ripper'' (2011)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: The Asylum'' (2012)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: The Compelled'' (2012)
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The novel series has recently been adapted for the screen in the form of a television show on the CW, albeit with some significant changes in terms of characterization, plot and storyline.

Has a [[Characters/TheVampireDiaries Character Sheet]] with the main characters, the Originals, the families, other characters and book characters (from the Vampire Diaries novel series).
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!!'''Show Series Plots'''

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[[folder: Season One]]

Four months after the tragic car accident that killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy, are still adjusting to their new reality. Elena has always been the star student; beautiful, popular and involved with school and friends, but now she finds herself struggling to hide her grief from the world. Elena and Jeremy are now living with their cool-but-overwhelmed Aunt Jenna, who is doing her best to be a surrogate parent.
Elena manages to find some comfort with her familiar social circle – best friend Bonnie, frenemy Caroline, and former boyfriend Matt, but Jeremy is on a more dangerous path, hanging out with the stoners and using drugs to hide his pain. Jeremy is also trying to figure out why Matt's sister, Vicki, is suddenly rejecting him and hanging out with Jeremy's rival, Tyler. As the school year begins at Mystic Falls High School, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore. Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, although Elena is puzzled by Stefan's increasingly bizarre behavior when he appears suddenly at the cemetery where her parents are buried. What she doesn't realize is that Stefan is hiding a dark, deadly secret of his own – the fact that he's a vampire. At a bonfire party the next night, Elena and Stefan are just getting to know each other when chaos erupts after Vicki is attacked and left bleeding from a savage bite to the neck. Fearing that he knows who is responsible for the attack, Stefan returns home and finds his older brother, Damon, whom he hasn't seen for 15 years. Damon is also a vampire, and the two brothers have a long and bitter history. Damon ridicules Stefan for rejecting their legacy of violence and brutality but he understands his brother's obsession with Elena, since she looks exactly like a woman Stefan loved more than a century ago; a woman that Damon tried to make his own. Now these two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for Elena's soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia.

* The chapters of Season One include:
** '''Chapter I: The Vicki Chapter: (Ep. 101 - 107)''' This chapter deals with the return of Damon Salvatore and his shady influence over the events in the town and most particularly on Vicki Donovan. The main antagonists of this chapter are Damon Salvatore and Vicki Donovan.
** '''Chapter II: The Tomb Chapter: (Ep. 108 - 114)''' This chapter deals with the aftermath of Vicki's death and the revelation of Damon's master plan: opening the tomb of vampires underneath Fell's Church to release Katherine Pierce. The main antagonists of this chapter are Damon Salvatore and Anna.
** '''Chapter III: The Lineage Chapter: (Ep. 115 - 122)''' This chapter deals with the aftermath of the opening of the tomb, the release of the tomb vampires and Elena's true parentage. The main antagonists of this chapter are John Gilbert and Isobel Saltzman.
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[[folder: Season Two]]

Returning for its second season, The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers who are obsessed with the same beautiful girl Elena Gilbert, and battling to control the fate of an entire town. During season one, Stefan and Damon Salvatore returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, for very different reasons - Stefan was determined to get to know Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in 1864, while Damon was intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believed she was trapped by a witch's spell all those years ago. At the end of season one, Elena's biological father John Gilbert set a plan in motion that brought the Founder's Day celebration to an end amid chaos, destruction and death, and saw the return of the vengeful Katherine Pierce. Next season, the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls throws a wrench into the love triangle between the two brothers Stefan and Damon, fighting for the love of Elena,who can't choose between the two, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of the danger. New and unexpected friendships will be forged, allies will become enemies, and hearts will be broken. Stefan and Damon will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible.

* The chapters of Season Two include:
** '''Chapter I: The Katherine Chapter: (Ep. 201 - 207)''' This chapter deals with the aftermath of the destruction of the tomb vampires, the return of Katherine Pierce, Caroline's new life as a vampire and the mystery surrounding Mason Lockwood and Tyler Lockwood. The main antagonists of this chapter are Katherine Pierce and Mason Lockwood.
** '''Chapter II: The Werewolf Chapter: (Ep. 208 - 214)''' This chapter deals with the transformation of Tyler Lockwood into a werewolf and the appearance of the original vampires as well as the new importance of the curse of the Sun and the Moon. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Elijah, Jonas Martin, John Gilbert, and Jules.
** '''Chapter III: The Klaus/Curse Chapter: (Ep. 215 - 222)''' This chapter is the aftermath of Elijah's death and the release of Katherine Pierce from the tomb. It concentrates truly on the events surrounding the curse. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Greta Martin, and Maddox.
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[[folder: Season Three]]

Season three opens the door to learn more about Klaus and The Original Family as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed. As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond even as they work together to bring Stefan back home. The ghosts from Jeremy’s past have a powerful message they’re trying to deliver to him, not to mention the impact they’re having on his relationship with Bonnie Bennett; as Caroline and Tyler grow closer, a war erupts between their families.

* The chapters of Season Three include:
** '''Chapter I: The Ghosts Chapter: (Ep. 301 - 307)''' This chapter deals with the events surrounding Jeremy's new ability to see Ghosts and the mystery surrounding the return of Anna and Vicki to the world of the living. It also deals with Klaus's plan to create more hybrids as well as revealing his back story to his new wingman, Stefan. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Rebekah, Stefan Salvatore and Vicki Donovan.
** '''Chapter II: The Originals Chapter: (Ep. 308 - 315)''' This chapter deals with the truth surrounding the creation of the vampires in the form of the Originals. It evolves into a conflict between Klaus and Stefan after the latter steals the coffins of the Originals and uses them in his crusade to destroy Klaus. It also sees the arrival and death of the one responsible for the creation of the Vampires: Mikael, Klaus's stepfather. Also, vampires and humans alike are baffled when a killing spree begins against Founder's Council members. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Mikael and Stefan Salvatore.
** '''Chapter III: The Bloodline Chapter: (Ep. 316 - 322)''' This chapter starts with the development of Esther's plot to destroy her family. Elijah and the rest of the family are not willing to just die and they use Elena to force Damon and Stefan to help them in their power struggle with their mother. Lastly, they learn that once you kill one Original, you also kill their bloodline of vampires leading the rest of the story to be finding out who turned who and which originals they can kill hoping they can kill Klaus. It also continues the storyline of the mysterious killer who seems bent on killing the Council members who know of the vampires present in Mystic Falls. The main antagonists of this chapter are Esther, Klaus, Rebekah and Alaric Saltzman.
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[[folder: Season Four]]

Season Four begins with the knowledge that everything is in transition. Elena faces her worst nightmare when she awakens after the accident and finds she must now endure the terrifying transition to become a vampire – or face certain death. Stefan and Damon are torn even further apart over how to help Elena adjust to a life she never wanted, and everyone has to cope with the chaos Alaric created when he outed the vampires and their supporters to the Mystic Falls Council and local church leaders. Despite everything that has happened to them, as Elena and her friends enter into the final stretch of high school before graduation sends them off on different paths, they feel the bond to their home town of Mystic Falls take on a deeper meaning when a new mysterious villain is introduced who seems intent on destroying it.

* The chapters of Season Four include:
** '''Chapter I: The Transition Chapter (Ep. 401-402):''' This chapter also wraps up/coincide with the bloodline chapter from season 3. This chapter focuses on Elena's transition into a vampire and all the things that she has to look forward to now that she is one for instance the newly reformed Town Council whose mission is to clean the town of vampires and anyone else who they feel is threatening their town. The main antagonists of this chapter are Pastor Young and Connor Jordan.
** '''Chapter II: The Hunter Chapter (Ep. 403-409):''' This chapter deals with a new threat that has arrived in the town of Mystic Falls; The supernatural hunter known as Connor has arrived to rid the town of all the vampires and hybrids bringing with him two main things, a new origin as one of the member of the thought to be extinct Brother Hood of The Five and also the key to revealing a cure for vampirism. The main antagonists of this chapter are Connor Jordan, Rebekah Mikaelson, Niklaus Mikaelson, Atticus Shane and Hayley.
** '''Chapter III: The Silas Chapter (Ep. 410- 414):''' TBA
** '''Chapter IV: The _________Chapter (Ep. 415-TBA):'''
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!!'''Novels (The Plots)'''

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[[folder: The Awakening (Book I)]]

Elena Gilbert starts her senior year of school at Fell’s Church with her friends, Meredith Sulez, Bonnie Mc Cullough, Caroline Forbes, and Matt Honeycutt. Caroline promptly becomes competition with Elena for the position of most popular girl. A mysterious, handsome foreign boy named Stefan Salvatore, also enrolls. All of the girls within the entire school want his attention, but Stefan just brushes them off. This deeply shocks Elena, who has never been brushed off by a boy before. Stefan joins the high school football team with Matt and plays the position of wide receiver. Through flashbacks, we learn that Stefan is a vampire who was born in Renaissance Florence. There he fell in love with a German girl, Katherine von Swartzschild, who had been changed into a vampire by another vampire, Klaus, when she was ill and dying. Although Stefan hoped to marry Katherine, their romance became complicated when Stefan’s seductive older brother, Damon Salvatore, appeared. Although Katherine told Stefan that she loved him, she also seemed romantically interested in Damon. Katherine was almost an exact double of Elena. Vampires survive in sunlight when they wear lapis lazuli. Katherine has a ring of lapis lazuli and gold. Meanwhile, a number of mysterious and frightening events occur in Fell’s Church. A large crow exhibits un-birdlike behavior. Elena and her friends feel a threatening force that causes them to flee from the town’s old cemetery, and Elena loses her hair ribbon in the flight. A homeless man is attacked and partially drained of blood. Stefan experiences fugue states and fears that he has been attacking people during them, even though he has no memory of doing so when he awakes. Elena devises various schemes to pursue Stefan, but Stefan continues to repeatedly avoids her. Stefan is magnetically and strongly drawn to Elena, she reminds him of his past and first love Katherine, and because of this, he is strongly tempted to drink her blood. Elena finally corners Stefan at the Homecoming Dance. She believes he will be unable to refuse her invitation to dance with her, the Homecoming Queen. However, Stefan’s date for the evening is Caroline, who foils Elena’s plan. To show she is not hurt, Elena leaves the dance with Tyler Smallwood and Dick Carter, two boys who are on the football team and who have shown themselves to be hostile to Stefan in the past. Another girl, Vickie Bennett, goes with them. The four go to the cemetery to deface the funerary statues of Honoria Fell and Thomas Fell. Elena perceives one statue moving and revealing an empty space beneath, but no one else shares her vision. A drunken Tyler sexually assaults Elena. Stefan appears and rescues Elena by beating up Tyler. Stefan takes her to his room at the boarding house so that she can clean up before he drives her home.
Elena confronts Stefan to ask why he’s been avoiding her. His responses are evasive, but they lock hands and then kiss, at which point Elena is completely certain that she’s found her other half and her romantic destiny. When Stefan drives Elena home, she learns that Vickie has been found wandering on the road, scratched and raving about having been attacked by some supernatural force. To Elena's confusion, Stefan then seems to draw away from her emotionally. The next day Stefan tries to break up with Elena, but she refuses to let him do so. Without his knowing, she opens a small casket on Stefan’s dresser and finds the hair ribbon she lost when fleeing from the cemetery the first week of school. This convinces her that he has secretly loved her from that time. She writes about the hair ribbon and the romance in her diary, also noting that Stefan still seems to be hiding something from her. Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith plan the school’s Haunted House for Halloween. The lights go off and a seductive college-aged boy enters. He nearly persuades Elena to kiss him despite her love for Stefan. When she refuses, he says he may finally have found the girl he’s been looking for. Then he disappears. Elena brings her diary to a slumber party with Meredith and Bonnie. They hold a dumb supper at which Elena invites her future husband to enter Bonnie’s house. She does not see Stefan, but the seductive college-aged boy appears. He quotes love poetry and tries to kiss Elena. Elena’s head swims and she nearly succumbs, but she manages to resist. The boy reacts with anger but leaves when Elena asks him to do so. Elena then learns that Bonnie’s dog has unexpectedly died during the dumb supper and that her diary has been stolen. Over the next few weeks, Elena becomes more concerned at how Stefan seems to be drawing subtly away from her and keeping secrets. For example, he is wearing an object on a chain around his neck, hidden underneath his clothing, and he refuses to talk about it. He appears haunted and sad. Elena is determined to bring them back together and persuade Stefan to trust her completely. Because Stefan confronted their European History teacher, Mr. Tanner, on the first day of school and corrected him about how teenagers behaved during the Renaissance, Elena plans to wear a Renaissance ball gown as her Halloween costume. She believes this will overcome Stefan’s resistance to her. Much to her distress, however, Stefan’s reaction to seeing her in the dress is shock.

During the Haunted House, Mr. Tanner is given the role of Bloody Corpse. This requires him to be covered with fake blood with a knife lying nearby; he is supposed to sit up unexpectedly to frighten visitors. When Bonnie leads visitors to see the Bloody Corpse, however, she finds that Mr. Tanner actually is dead and covered with blood. A panic results. Tyler tells everyone that the murderer is probably Stefan Salvatore because the strange violence in Fell’s Church began at the time that Stefan arrived in town. This spurious logic turns the crowd into a mob. Elena passes a warning to Stefan through Matt, and Stefan flees back to the boarding house to prepare to leave Fell’s Church. Elena follows him and finds Stefan on the roof of the boarding house with blood smeared on his lips, his fangs extended, and dead birds at his feet. In her shock, she falls off the roof, but Stefan leaps after her and catches her in mid-descent. Elena is unhurt. Elena demands explanations at last. Stefan tells her he became a vampire when he and Damon both pressed Katherine to marry them. Katherine told them that she would make her choice between them, and that night she came to Stefan’s bed and turned him into a vampire. Stefan believed he had been chosen. The next day, however, she told Stefan and Damon that she had gone to both their beds and turned them both into vampires. She gave each a ring and told them she expected they would all live happily ever after as a threesome. Stefan and Damon rejected Katherine’s plan and demanded that she choose between them. Katherine fled in tears. The next day, they found her empty dress in the garden and ashes in the dress. A note nearby told them that she had taken off her lapis lazuli ring to commit suicide and thereby bring the brothers back together. Distraught and blaming one another, Stefan and Damon then dueled with swords. Damon stabbed Stefan through the heart. When Stefan fell and Damon bent over him, Stefan stabbed Damon fatally. Both brothers were thereby locked permanently into their vampiric state. Stefan was buried with Katherine’s ring and beside Damon. When both woke, they separated in fear and confusion. Stefan lived on animal blood in the streets of Florence until Damon, who had become a powerful mercenary soldier, returned and threatened to kill him unless he left. They saw one another intermittently since that time, with Damon invariably threatening to kill Stefan.

Stefan also explains to Elena that vampires have Powers that include the ability to influence and read minds, the ability to turn into animals, and the ability to influence the weather. Damon drinks human blood and so is more Powerful than Stefan, who tries to lead a moral existence by drinking only animal blood. Lapis lazuli protects vampires from sunlight. The mysterious object Stefan wears on a chain around his neck is revealed to be Katherine’s ring. Elena assures a guilt-ridden Stefan that he is not responsible for Katherine’s death or Damon’s. She also persuades Stefan that he is not responsible for the violence in Fell’s Church as he had feared. She now is able to identify Damon as the seductive college-aged boy who nearly persuaded her to kiss him. Since Damon is in Fell’s Church and is evil, Elena concludes Damon must be responsible for the violence. He has not shown himself because he has been trying to make Stefan blame himself. Stefan finds Elena’s argument convincing. Over Stefan’s objections, Elena then persuades Stefan to drink her blood in order to erase the last boundary between them. After returning Elena to her home, Stefan goes to the woods and uses his Power to call Damon, who appears. Damon admits to killing Mr. Tanner and tells Stefan that he must abandon Elena to Damon, who wants her for himself. Stefan refuses. Damon attacks Stefan and drinks his blood against his will, a process that is extremely painful. When Damon releases Stefan, Stefan attempts to stagger back to his car but is attacked again from behind, after which he falls unconscious. The next day Elena finds Stefan has disappeared. Furious and certain as to who should be blamed, she goes to the cemetery and shouts Damon’s name to summon him. Here, the book ends.
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[[folder: The Struggle (Book II)]]

The Struggle begins with Elena Gilbert standing in the cemetery shouting for Damon Salvatore to answer her. When he appears, she accuses him of being responsible for the disappearance of his brother, Stefan Salvatore. Damon urges her to forget Stefan and uses his Powers to try to persuade her to become his. When he fails, he promises Elena that she’ll be his before winter and leaves. As a parting shot, he tells her that he killed Stefan the night before. Unconvinced that Stefan is dead, Elena sets out to find him. She nearly freezes in the snowstorm that Damon has called up with his Powers, but she is rescued by Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to determine that Stefan is alive but in a place that is always dark and wet. Having guessed that this location is a well on the abandoned Old Francher place, Matt Honeycutt and the girls set out to rescue Stefan. They succeed, but Stefan is near death from his ordeal. While the other three set out to find medical help, Elena insists Stefan drink her blood to restore him. Elena’s blood loss causes her to be unusually tired, but she recovers soon. Stefan can’t remember who attacked him, but Elena is sure it was Damon. When Elena returns to school, the replacement European History teacher is Alaric Saltzman, whose first act is to encourage all the students to talk about their recent terrifying experiences to get their feelings out. Stefan is suspicious of this un-teacherly behavior. Alaric invites all the students to a get-together at his house in the evening. Elena and Stefan show up, but when Elena leaves Stefan to find food, she runs into Damon, who is there in the guise of “Damon Smith,” a college student on vacation who is a friend of Sue Carson, one of Elena’s fellow students. Stefan and Damon have a confrontation that Elena interrupts when she fears that Damon’s goal is simply to make Stefan seem irrationally violent (and therefore Mr. Tanner’s murderer). In leaving the house, however, Elena finds a slip of violet paper in her purse with a line from her stolen diary. Elena warns Bonnie and Meredith that “Damon Smith” is the murderer, although she won’t tell them why she believes this. Meanwhile, Vickie Bennett has returned to school, but she behaves irrationally by undressing in the cafeteria and then accusing Elena of being evil. Stefan and Matt have disappeared to hunt for vervain, a plant that interferes with a vampire’s ability to control others’ minds. Elena spends a night at Bonnie’s house where she dreams pleasurably about dancing with Damon. She wakes abruptly to find a crow in the room and vampire marks on her neck, and she realizes that she invited Damon into Bonnie’s house during the dumb supper. When she returns home, Stefan is there with the vervain that will protect her—a few hours too late. She does not tell Stefan about her experience with Damon because she wants to avoid a confrontation between Stefan and Damon that she is sure Stefan, with his weaker Powers, will lose.
Elena and the other girls set out to find the diary thief. Despite Elena’s initial inclination to blame Damon, they identify Caroline Forbes as the culprit. Elena follows Caroline at lunch into a deserted schoolroom where she overhears Caroline and Tyler Smallwood discuss how to use the diary against Stefan and Elena. Their plan is to wait until Elena is chosen to play “The Spirit of Fell’s Church” during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony. Caroline will also be chosen to play a role. At that time, she will walk onstage and read Elena’s diary aloud to the crowd. Caroline and Tyler believe that Elena’s statement in her diary that Stefan took her ribbon from the cemetery on the day the homeless man was attacked will suffice to prove to the police that Stefan is the murderer. Elena, Meredith, and Bonnie decide to burgle Caroline’s house to retrieve the diary before she can use it on Founder’s Day. When Caroline and her family return home, they are forced to flee without having found anything more than Caroline’s diary. Elena, however, is unable to reach the door in time and ends up on a second-floor balcony. Damon, who has been lurking on the roof, pulls her up to avoid detection. Once again, he suggests to Elena that she’d be better off with him than with Stefan. Once again, she rejects him. This time, the vervain defeats Damon’s attempt to influence her with his Powers. Damon tells Elena that if she’d give him some of her blood, he’d get the diary back. Elena jumps off the roof to show Damon that she’d rather be dead than endure his presence. Damon rescues her before she falls to her death. He then jumps with her to the ground. After telling her that he’s done a favor and will collect the next time he sees her, he shifts to crow form and flies away. Elena’s Aunt Judith prepares a mock Thanksgiving dinner a week before the real Thanksgiving to ensure nothing goes wrong. Elena invites Matt and Bonnie as her guests.

Aunt Judith’s fiancé, Robert Maxwell, also appears and brings “Damon Smith” as his guest. When Elena’s little sister Margaret Gilbert appears with her new white kitten, Elena seizes the kitten and sticks it into Damon’s face, knowing that animals often sense a vampire’s nature and become hostile. The kitten hisses and spits before fleeing the room, leaving everyone to wonder why Elena is thrusting cats into guests’ faces. After dinner, Damon leaves, but Elena knows that he has now gained an invitation to her house and can return whenever he pleases. She is about to ask Stefan for help despite her fear that he will confront Damon and lose the fight when she realizes that her house was actually built in two parts: a first part before the Civil War and a second part afterwards. Although Damon was invited into one part, her bedroom is in the other. Damon shows up as Elena expected, but when he is unable to enter her room, he threatens to enter Margaret’s room instead. Elena leaves her room to protect her little sister. Elena wakes up the next morning in her bedroom. She is surprised that Damon has not turned her into a vampire, but she is weak and dizzy from blood loss. When she sees Stefan later, she confesses to him that Caroline plans to use her diary against Stefan. Stefan, who’s been wondering why Elena has been so worried, is relieved that she’s not rejecting him because of his vampire nature. He refuses to leave town and says that he and Elena will face the situation together. He then drinks her blood again. Afterwards, he proposes to Elena and offers her Katherine’s ring. She accepts but says that the engagement must be kept secret because she is still seventeen and Aunt Judith thinks that Stefan has been a bad influence on Elena. Elena has now lost quite a bit of blood and, on several occasions, drunk the blood of Stefan or Damon in exchange. As a result, she is somewhat dazed during the Founder’s Day ceremony. The latest plan is that Elena’s friends will steal the diary back from Caroline because she will not be able to carry it in her nineteenth-century costume, but Caroline foils them by obtaining her reticule early and bringing the diary with her.

When Caroline pulls out the diary to read onstage, though, she finds she brought her own diary and not Elena’s. Elena spots Damon in the audience and realizes that he has saved her and Stefan by substituting the diaries. She goes to ask him his motive and refuses to believe him when he says “for my own purposes.” Aunt Judith arrives and encourages Elena and Damon to spend more time together. Believing that Damon is influencing Aunt Judith, Elena becomes angry. She tells Damon she’s marrying Stefan and shows him Katherine’s ring on her finger, at which point he becomes angry and leaves. Aunt Judith forbids Elena to marry Stefan, and Elena takes Matt’s car to the boarding house to find Stefan. She returns when she cannot find him, but she feels the presence of evil in the brewing storm, and she spots a large white owl chasing her. She screams at Damon to leave her alone, but she drives off Wickery Bridge while speeding to safety. She then drowns. Meanwhile, Stefan is confronting Tyler, Caroline, and several of Tyler’s bulky friends in a Quonset hut. When Bonnie and Meredith find him, Bonnie abruptly has a psychic realization that Elena is drowning. She, Meredith, and Stefan race to save her but are too late. Stefan sends Bonnie and Meredith to find the police and then sets out to commit suicide. First, he returns to the Quonset hut and drains all the boys to the point of unconsciousness. Stefan then uses his new Powers to turn into a falcon and find Damon. Stating that Damon made a mistake in not killing him and Elena together, Stefan attacks. The fight is interrupted, however, when Elena wakes up in a state of great confusion and arrives to save the brother she’s now sure she loves: Damon.
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[[folder: The Fury (Book III)]]

The third book deals with Elena's adjustment to her vampirism, as well as her confusion at loving both brothers. Stefan finds Elena dead, and believes that the force that was chasing Elena was Damon. They fight, and in the middle of it, Elena awakens, and attacks Stefan— as Damon had given Elena more of his blood in the exchange and as such viewed Stefan as a threat to her creator. They stop the fight, Stefan is broken-hearted assuming that her attack on him meant she loved Damon more, and Damon tries to clear everything up, being very nice and rational to Elena. Still caring for Elena whether she loved him or not, Stefan convinced Matt to feed Elena blood to help her, leaving Matt in shock because of what she had become, as well from discovering Stefan had almost killed Tyler and his buddies, leaving Caroline unharmed. Damon left Elena in the attic of Robert E. Lee's history teacher for her safety and she awoke days later to stumble across her own funeral reception. After reading her diary, Elena's memories returned clearly and was overjoyed and relieved when Stefan forgave her. But the Other Power was taking control of the animals in Fell's Church, driving many to dispose of their pets. Elena convinces the brothers to work together to stop this powerful force. While having to stay out of the way of the town's new vampire hunter (the new teacher, Alaric Saltzman), Stefan, Damon, Elena and her friends search for the source of the dark presence that has overtaken the town and which they also suspect to be behind Elena's death. They find the answer in Honoria Fell's tomb, and it turns out to be Katherine, who in fact did not die centuries before as the brothers had thought. Instead, she had faked her death, having her maid bring ashes from the kitchen, lay them out on her dress, and put her lapis lazuli ring on top, while she had another forged, making it looked as if she had killed herself. Since then, Stefan has lived with the guilt of her death, while Katherine has spent that time seething with anger. She decides to take revenge, and is jealous of Elena for "stealing" both brothers' love. Katherine reveals that she is the one who attacked Vicki and ran Elena off the bridge. They are all tortured brutally, and Elena ends this by knocking Katherine into the light of the tomb, while unsuccessfully getting herself out of the sunshine fast enough. She dies in the end, saying that she wants both brothers' words that they would take care of each other because Damon is often misunderstood, and she wants the fraternal rivalry to end, also telling Stefan that she loved him, and that she did not want this to happen, causing pain for him as Katherine had.
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[[folder: Dark Reunion/The Reunion (Book IV)]]

In early June, six months after the death of Elena Gilbert , Caroline Forbes arranges a surprise birthday party for Meredith Sulez on June 6th The other guests are Bonnie McCullough , Sue Carson , and Vickie Bennett . Vickie is now over the emotional distress and seeming insanity Inflicted upon her by Katherine von Swartzschild , but she remains nervous and passive. Shortly before the party, Bonnie has a dream In Which Elena tries to tell her something important. The dream ends with Elena and the surroundings turning into a horror setting, and Bonnie believesa That in the end she was not speaking to the real Elena. Meredith is not happy at the surprise, and Bonnie tries to console her at least, That the party is not being held on her real birthday, May 30th Meredith responds That her real birthday is June 6 but her parents gave up celebrating that day because June 6 That was the day Meredith's grandfather went insane from a vampire attack and tried to kill both Meredith and her grandmother. Bonnie tries to reach Elena with the other girls using a Ouija board. When Vickie goes to get the board from the closet, she feels someone grab her. When the other girls investigate, they find nothing there. Bonnie is able to reach Elena, who warns them That a new evil is coming to Fell's Church and they need help to fight it. The message ends abruptly and the lights go out. When the girls try to fumble Their Way to the door to escape the house, Bonnie feels a large touch her sweaty hand. She screams, and the girls separate in panic. Vickie Sue and run upstairs, Caroline runs outside, and Bonnie and Meredith hide in the living room behind a chair. Bonnie Sue hears scream upstairs "Vickie! Vickie! No! "Then she hears glass breaking. She and Meredith go upstairs. The lights come on, and they find Vickie in a state of shock in the bedroom. Sue has fallen out of the window and is lying dead with a broken neck below. Bonnie and Meredith unsuccessfully try to persuade the Fell's Church Authorities and the supernatural That force has arrived. When they can not do so, they attempt to persuade the other high school students to join in Their fight against the new evil. Caroline says she is afraid and going to stay with her ​​family in Herron. Tyler Smallwood tells her story Bonnie That is not credible because she was hiding in the living room and not able to see what really happened. Only Matt is willing to side with Bonnie and Meredith, and Matt Appears to be depressed to the point of indifference to everything. That Bonnie Tyler suspects was the owner of the large sweaty Hand That grabbed her, in part because Tyler had no way of knowing That she was hiding in the living room during the attack unless he had been there, but Meredith dismisses the Possibility of Tyler being The killer on the ground That Tyler is too stupid to organize the attack.

Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt decode Elena's dream-message to That mean they need to use blood and hair to summon Stefan Salvatore to fight the new evil. They Obtain dried blood and hair from the crypt where Stefan and his brother Damon Salvatore Katherine fought. Bonnie uses the blood and hair in a spell where she Reaches out to Stefan. Just before Bonnie's message arrives, Stefan is in Florence, Italy, having an argument with Damon. Damon has picked up a one-night stand named Rachael, Damon and Stefan berates his moral failings for drinking human blood in, especially from unwilling human girls. Damon responds with the new hotel only realities are pleasure and power and That Should Stefan join the winning side. Stefan Damon retorts That is choosing girls who remind him of Elena. Bonnie's psychic message arrives abruptly, leaving Stefan with the knowledge That Elena wants him to return to Fell's Church. Stefan returns promptly to Fell's Church, Accompanied by Damon. They join with Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith at the barn owned by Mrs.. Flowers . When Bonnie asks why Damon came, Damon responds That they mixed up some of his hair with Stefan's and so he, too, was Summoned by Bonnie's spell. Bonnie and Meredith tell Stefan and Damon what happened and ask for help. Stefan asks Bonnie agrees but to contact Elena for him and let him ride along psychically So that he can see Elena once more. Bonnie refuses, saying That the new evil is too powerful and dangerous. Meredith comments That it's odd That yet another supernatural evil has arrived, and Stefan explains That evil is attracted to Fell's Church because blood soaked into the ground during a Civil War battle. Matt agrees That there are many soldiers' graves in the woods. Mrs. Flowers enters and hands grape juice and cookies to the humans around. She offers to let Stefan stay in his old room, and she warns them all that they have Their work cut out for them. Whether Mrs. Everyone wonders. Flowers is just a daffy old woman or something more. Stefan organizes the fight by suggesting an interview with Vickie. While Damon controls her parents' minds to Prevent interruptions, Stefan Vickie persuades him to invite al. He then hypnotizes Vickie, who tells him That Sue was thrown out the window by a tall blond man with blue eyes. Certain Vickie is the man will come for her and kill her next. Her belief is reinforced in the next few minutes while objects in her room start to move, lightning cuts through the sky, and the words "Goodnight, Sweetheart" Appear written on her mirror with lipstick. Stefan gives Vickie Vervain to help her resist the man's influence and promises That they will all keep watch over her. The others realize That Stefan believesa Sue's killer is a vampire. After delegating to watch over Damon Vickie first, Stefan heads to the funeral home to Examine Sue's corpse. He finds a slash on her chest That he believesa significant. Matt comments that Bonnie That there seems to be no point to Their fighting because there is always more evil in the world. Returning to Vickie's house to take over the watch, Stefan tries but fails to reach Elena psychically. He believesa that "tall, blond man with blue eyes," he sounds like someone has heard about, but he can not identify the memory.

The next evening, Stefan and Matt head to the public library So that Stefan can read Honoria Fell's journal, he hopes Which contains information That will confirm a theory he's come up with. Bonnie and Meredith are left to guard Vickie. At the library, Matt tells Stefan about his despair at the endless presence of evil in the world. Stephen expresses his philosophy: it does not matter if evil is never going to be defeated Permanently: you just have to go on trying. This philosophy is persuasive to Matt and his depression Causes to disappear Permanently. While Stefan lingers to find a book by Gervase of Tilsbury, Matt heads back to help Bonnie and Meredith guard Vickie. He arrives to find Meredith and Bonnie asleep succumbing to Damon's seductions. Matt Bonnie orders back to the car where she will be safe and confronts Damon. Matt Damon shows That he could kill him if he wanted to, but when Matt holds companies and refuses to run, Damon shows him respect. Matt Damon tells That he's a murderer because he killed Mr. Tanner , but Damon says he killed Mr. Only after Mr. Tanner. Tanner stabbed him with a knife. Stefan then comes up with a plan with the new hotel rest follow. Meredith and Bonnie stage a loud argument during graduation. Meredith says she will go alone to Elena's grave that night to lay a flower there. Their argument is overheard by the party Intended to overhear it: Tyler Smallwood, who shows up and changes into a werewolf to attack Meredith. Stefan, Matt, and Bonnie are waiting for Tyler, though, and they Appear and tie him up. They lead him to the ruined church and threaten to amputate a limb, Which will have the effect of destroying his werewolf abilities, unless he tells them what he knows. That explains Stefan That he knows the killer cut Sue's chest to let Tyler drink her blood. The blood Initiated Tyler into his hereditary powers as a werewolf. Because Jacob Smallwood, a town founder and contemporary of Honoria Fell, was bitten by a werewolf, all his male descendents were similarly infected. Tyler refuses to admit any Involvement until Stefan feints with the ax. Hysterical with terror, Tyler tells them That the killer is an Old One, an Original vampire, who can not be killed and can only be injured by one type of wood. Tyler does not know what type. He also says That the killer plans an attack on Vickie that night. Stefan and the others abandon Tyler and race to Vickie's house, where they'd left on guard Damon. Damon is there, but Vickie is dead. Because of the blood gushed everywhere That in her bedroom, she believesa everyone went mad with guilt over having killed Sue and stabbed herself with a pair of scissors. Damon blames Stefan for not having stopped the Old One. Damon says the Old One was unstoppable. That insinuates After Stefan enjoyed watching Damon, Damon, Stefan hits. Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith break up the fight. Damon leaves, saying he'll kill Stefan That if Stefan comes after him. When Stefan and the others return to where they left Tyler, he is nowhere to be seen.

Instead of going home, Bonnie visits Stefan's room. She is afraid of his mood swings and hopes That if she offers to let him see Elena, he'll settle down. When she finds Elena in a vision, though, Stefan and Elena have only a few minutes together before the Old One shows up and begins to control Bonnie's mind. The Old One identifies himself as Klaus, the vampire who turned Katherine. He destroys Elena's appearance to hurt both her and Stefan, but Stefan refuses to turn away from his beloved and uses his own Powers to restore her appearance. Before Klaus destroys Bonnie's dream-vision, Elena tells Stefan that one of Klaus' victims will know how to defeat him. Stefan is planning to go to Europe to hunt for a victim when Bonnie realizes Klaus That is probably the vampire who attacked Meredith's grandfather. They all plan a trip to the mental institution where he is housed. Meredith's grandfather is insane but able to tell them That white ash wood is Klaus' weakness. When Stefan and the others return, they make a spear of white ash wood. They then learn That Klaus has kidnapped Caroline and will kill her that night-the night of the summer solstice - unless Stefan comes alone to the old Francher place in the woods to fight him. Bonnie, Meredith, Matt and Stefan refuse to let it alone, but Stefan walks off and threatens to kill them if they follow. Naturally, they follow anyway, though they try not to be seen. A confrontation occurs in the woods, with Klaus and Tyler fighting Stefan, Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt. Caroline is rescued. Bonnie Tyler knocks unconscious, but only after Tyler rakes Meredith's leg to the bone and gives Matt a concussion. Klaus Stefan stabs multiple times to kill him slowly. Damon shows up and throws his own spear at Klaus, distracting him. Damon and Bonnie try to help Stefan, who is too badly wounded to save. Stefan asks Damon to promise to save the others, and Damon agrees when he can find no way to save Stefan's life. The promise is made moot when Klaus reappears and hits Damon with lightning, knocking him unconscious. Klaus is about to kill Bonnie, who is vainly trying to shelter Stefan with her body, when Bonnie suddenly calls upon Elena. Elena's Ghost Appears, along with the ghosts of the Civil War soldiers. The soldiers seize Klaus and carry him away. Tyler Fleece. Elena offers to heal Stefan, who Decides he wants to live in order to go on trying it for good in the world. Elena's ghost then kisses all the wounded to heal them. Then midnight arrives, and with it Elena's time as a guardian spirit is up. She is being drawn away to her final reward when Stefan screams her name in agony at Their separation. Elena is suddenly restored to human life and deposited naked on the ground. The girls rush to offer her Their clothes. Elena and Stefan joyfully reunite and embrace, and the others embrace Elena as well. The only exception is Damon, who stands apart and says he is not like the others. Matt says that Damon is not that different, that he voluntarily came to Fell's Church to help them, and killed Mr. Tanner in self-defense. That Damon also admits he did not rescue Vickie from Klaus because he had not been able to enter Vickie's house without an invitation. Although Damon has now been exculpated from every major sin attributed to him, he continues to refuse to join the others. After giving Elena his leather jacket, he walks away into the woods.
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[[folder: The Return: Nightfall (Book V)]]

One week after Elena has come back from the dead, she is in a childlike state, unable to read and almost completely unable to speak. Her understanding is impaired but not completely absent. Because of Elena's seeming impairments, her beloved Stefan Salvatore is protecting her from her best friends: Meredith Sulez, Bonnie McCullough, Matt Honeycutt and Caroline Forbes. That although he feels it is wrong to drink Elena's blood when she is unable to give reasoned consent, Elena makes gestures to insist That he drink, and Stefan does. Damon Salvatore watches outside Caroline's window as Caroline talks to an independent image of herself. Damon believesa the mirror-Caroline to be a supernatural evil force That is playing some sort of trick on Caroline. He feels a sharp puncture on his neck while he watches, Which surprises him not because mosquitoes bite into vampires. After the mirror-Caroline goes away, Damon persuades Caroline to let him into her bedroom. He is about to bite her when he realizes he is being That is the so Influenced by something, probably the supernatural evil force creating the mirror-Caroline. He rejects it and leaves. Afterwards, he goes around the town of Fell's Church and biting seducing young women and shoplifting. He does not have sex with them because, as a vampire, he is impotent. Vampires only enjoy Bloodlust and its satisfaction. Damon visits Stefan and Elena, beats up Stefan and drinks his blood, and demands the return of the leather jacket he gave Elena. Stefan allows Elena's friends to visit her. Suspicious of Caroline, who claims to have been raped by Klaus, Meredith and Bonnie require her to sign a blood oath That she will not hurt Elena, and they threaten to tell her sorority sisters future if she betrays Elena or Stefan. A Crow Appears and vomits blood on the paper they all sign. The blood-vomit is in gothic script and reads: "Elena is mine. -D." When the four humans show up at Stefan's room in the boarding house owned by Mrs. Flowers , Elena is floating in a lotus position and Exuding sheer goodness. Elena does not Recognize any of them. She kisses Caroline, who is upset by Elena's apparent lesbianism. That explains Elena Meredith is behaving like a prairie dog, prairie dogs as they kiss another when they meet one another to Recognize. Caroline rejects this explanation. Bonnie thinks Elena is pure and can not be a Therefore pervert the way Caroline thinks. Elena kisses Meredith and Bonnie. Caroline, who is increasingly upset, says Stefan likes to watch girls kissing. Stefan uses his Caroline Powers to eject from the room. The others say negative things about Caroline, who overhears and reenters. Caroline starts to use Black Magic to attack the others, but Elena drives back the darkness with her White Power. She Develops wings That glow, but then they disappear. Caroline leaves, Matt and Elena kisses while Bonnie and Meredith distract Stefan So that he will not have to watch his Fiancé kiss another man.
Meanwhile, Damon seduces a woman named Damaris, who he does not like, and drinks her blood. When he leaves her, he may have turned her into a vampire. He does not know or care, but thinks her Vampirism may be amusing when her husband finds her. Bonnie and Meredith have a sleepover together. In the middle of the night, Bonnie gets up and, in trance, starts to channel an entity speaking backward Angielski. She records it on Meredith's cell phone. Meredith transcribes the recording. That Elena warns it will have an Awakening That they should be prepared for. The next day, Stefan says That he is going to leave Fell's Church with Elena because her reanimation has made her blood too attractive to vampires, who are attracted to Fell's Church anyway because there ley lines cross. Bonnie is upset by the proposed departure. As Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt drive home from the boarding house, they are surrounded and attacked by ambulatory trees, Which poison the three humans with Their sap. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to call to Damon for help, but even though he is nearby, he does not respond at first. When he does respond, he Decides to save the nearly-dead Bonnie. Returning to the boarding house with her, he nearly runs into Stefan, who is driving with the floating Elena tethered to his car like a balloon. Damon realizes Stefan That is actually a super-powered because he has been drinking Elena's spiritually super-charged blood, and he was letting Damon beat him up before in order to Conceal the power of Elena's blood. Stefan volunteers to save Meredith and Matt Damon while cares for Bonnie. Bonnie Damon Rescues by partially undressing her, floating her in a bath of warm water, and then feeding her his blood. Meredith, now fully Recovered, threatens him if she finds he has removed Bonnie's panties. Finding That he did not to so, she and the others relent. Bonnie, HOWEVER, wakes up and accuses Damon of watching while the trees attempted to kill them all. The others reject Damon, who leaves in spite of Elena's incoherent That request he stay. Stefan and Elena float in the forest together, kissing and drinking one another's blood, while unbeknownst to them Damon watches jealously from a tree. Damon then discovers the presence of another person, Shinichi, who seems to have supernatural powers.

The next morning, Elena wakes up able to speak. She and Stefan engage in kissing and possibly sexual intercourse. Stefan then buys her a Jaguar. She and Stefan then go for a celebration picnic with Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. During the picnic, Matt tells them with the new hotel fifteen-year-old Tami Bryce kissed him and rubbed up against him, and he can not understand That why. Elena tells the others That she saw a monster inside Damon Tentacled the day before. That when she says Damon ignored Bonnie, he was being Influenced by a supernatural evil termed a Malach . The others agree and Malach That may have been affecting Tami And that they will mount a campaign to save the girls of Fell's Church from the new evil. Meanwhile, Shinichi, now Identified as a kitsune , and Damon are watching unseen. That Damon says he does not want "his" girls-Bonnie and Elena - hurt. Shinichi puts Damon in a trance and encourages the Malach inside Damon to grow larger and stronger. Damon tells Stefan That there is a website Referring to an organization, the Shi no Shi, that vampires can turn to humans. Stefan is suspicious but agrees to visit Damon in the woods at a Particular time to learn more about it. He leaves a note on the computer for Elena and sneaks off while she sleeps. Damon changes the note to read that Stefan has Decided to leave Elena for her own good. Elena wakes and believesa That she has been abandoned by Stefan. She Decides to find Stefan with the help of her friends. During a sleepover with Bonnie and Meredith, Elena Decides That this is the Awakening Referred to in Bonnie's channeled message. Meanwhile, Matt is attacked by malachs on the way back from the boarding house. The next day, Matt returns to the boarding house, where Mrs. Flowers reveals herself to be a witch and binds Matt's wounds. Matt has two unexplained punctures on his neck, Which everyone dismisses. The sheriff calls the boarding house to warn Matt That he is a suspect for the removal of stop signs from Intersections. Matt denies the charge.

Meredith and Bonnie set out to visit Caroline to see if she is Malach-infested. Caroline is scuttling on the ceiling of her living room like a lizard, and she runs under the bed in her mother's room. When Caroline's mother faints, Meredith and Bonnie carry her to her bedroom and deposit her on the bed. The possessed Caroline, or some other force, grabs Their Ankles. Bonnie calls Damon to help. Damon arrives, frees Bonnie and Meredith, Bonnie kisses, and leaves. Matt and Elena visit Tami, who has super-glued a homemade stripper outfit onto herself. She makes sexual Overtures to Matt, who is horrified. Matt and Elena then head toward the Old Wood for further Investigations, while Bonnie and Meredith head to the house of a friend Isobel Saitou . Isobel has mutilated herself, and Dr.. Alpert thinks she should go to the hospital. All set out, but Meredith and Bonnie leave to find Mrs. Flowers. In the Old Woods, Matt Damon and Elena encounter, who orders them to kiss and then have sex while he films them with a video camera. Elena at first tries to Cooperate, but Matt objects and is tortured by Damon. Elena Damon Decides That is not acting like himself. She attempts to rescue Matt Damon persuading it to drive away. HOWEVER, she leaps out of the speeding car, hoping to make her way on foot to a nearby house. She is badly injured by her jump, HOWEVER, and she can not find the house because she is caught in a trap snowglobe designed by Shinichi. Damon suddenly comes to himself with vague memories of hurting Elena. He finds Shinichi and threatens to torture him. Shinichi reveals Elena's location and how to cure her injuries, and he leaves with a kitsune Damon That key will magically open any door. Damon Creates a door to whatever room he finds Elena Necessary to heal. Being in a spot not covered by the rules governing his fairytale ability to tell her the truth, Damon confesses to her That he and Shinichi kidnapped Stefan And that Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao , who are kitsunes evil plan to destroy Fell's Church. The kitsunes are the ones behind the Malach, the ambulatory trees, and the sexually precocious and self-mutilating girls. Damon also drinks Elena's blood and realizes That it has amazing powers, Including the power to restore a vampire's sexual potency. Damon's possession returns, HOWEVER, and he attacks Elena, who Fleece with the key through a series of doors. At last, she directs the key to open the door to taking her someplace the kitsune can not see. When Damon chases her to this place, Elena finds herself within a power she identifies as Wings of Redemption. Rainbow-colored wings open on her back and enfold her and Damon, who screams as he is redeemed from all his sins. He also forgets everything, so Elena opens up her violet-blue Wings of Remembrance, Which allow him to remember. That Damon realizes he has been possessed by Shinichi And that he'd been playing the villain, and he calls himself an abomination, kisses Elena's foot, and vows to be her slave. Elena then opens up her white Wings of Purification. Still with the wings open, she Causes Damon to lie face-down on her lap and uses her fingernails to pull the Malach out of his spine. The Malach had originally Entered via the puncture in Damon's neck at that Damon mistook for a mosquito at the beginning of the book. Damon stands up and stomps on the Malach to kill it. Damon and Elena then concoct a plan to defeat Shinichi and Misao. First, HOWEVER, Elena makes a side trip to visit Stefan, who is imprisoned in a dungeon in a hell dimension. She makes him drink her blood to regain some of her strength.

Meanwhile, Matt has woken up. Tracking Elena, he ends up at the house she was trying to reach. There another girl, Kristen Dunstan , makes sexual Overtures to him. He continues into the woods and finally runs across Meredith, Bonnie, and Mrs.. Flowers. The four then encounter Isobel and Dr. Alpert. They reach the boarding house, but possessed other girls attack. Appears Damon, and then two of the group are revealed to be Shinichi and Misao, who have been playing with them all along. Damon, Shinichi, and also Dr. Misao. Alpert, Mrs.. Flowers, Matt, Meredith, and Bonnie prisoner. Caroline is also present as one of the helpers of Shinichi and Misao. Elena watches hidden from the trees and wonders if Damon has betrayed her while the others are herded into a clearing. Bonnie is tied spread-eagled to a makeshift altar to the ambulatory trees, and another walking tree with a penis approaches her. Damon magically summons a pair of scissors to cut out Meredith's tongue. Elena hesitates, filled with doubt, but then she realizes That the solution to the situation is belief. She jumps off the tree where she has been hiding and, because she has belief, she Develops a pair of golden wings, called Wings of the Wind, that enable her to fly. She seizes Misao and the scissors, and flies upward. Misao is heavy and Elena falters, but everyone calls out That they believe in her, and she flies higher. She starts to cut Misao's tails off to diminish Misao's power. Damon summons a magic sword and cuts Bonnie free. Misao begs for mercy and Elena finally gives clues where to find the magic key That will release Stefan. Shinichi agrees to give Damon a psychic map if Damon surrenders his memories of the last few days to him. Damon agrees even though losing his memories involves losing his redemption. Elena opens the Wings of Purification again and purifies the Old Woods, turning it into a place where flowers grow and removing the ambulatory trees. The good guys then let Shinichi and Misao him, but not before Misao admits to pretending to be Shinichi pretending to be the mirror-Caroline. Caroline says she is pregnant and needs a husband. The next day, Caroline INFORMS her family and the sheriff That she is pregnant and Matt is Responsible. A judge related to Caroline's family signs an order for Matt's arrest. Thus joins Matt Damon and Elena in Their quest to find and rescue Stefan. Damon refers to Elena as his 'Princess of Darkness', as he intends to win her away from Stefan. Here the first book of the Return trilogy ends.
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[[folder: The Return: Shadow Souls (Book VI)]]

Damon, with Elena and Matt, allows Stefan into the Dark Dimension to set him free from the prison he has been tricked into. When Matt sees Elena and Damon getting too close, he turns back and sends Bonnie and Meredith to inform Elena about what is happening back home. Bonnie and Meredith join Elena as all three are forced to enter as the property of Damon. Elena and Damon exchange blood many times throughout this book and grow closer and sharing a few passionate kisses. Stefan is imprisoned, and only Elena can free him by finding the hidden halves of the kitsune key to his cell. Back home, Matt is hiding from the law and trying to fight the evil kitsune who are destroying their community. He enlists the help of the local doctor and her nephew, the boarding house owner, and Isobel's grandmother, who was once a priestess, to keep their home together. Elena and Damon go to Stefan's prison and free him. Elena then feeds him her blood. As they leave, a good kitsune gives Elena a bouquet for Stefan. Damon's curiosity gets the better of him, and the flower turns him human with one smell. Stefan and Damon wish that they could switch places with one another: Stefan as a human, and Damon as a vampire.
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[[folder: The Return: Midnight (Book VII)]]

Damon is now human. He uses Misao's star ball to reopen the gate to the Dark Dimension and takes Bonnie with him by accident. Damon is then turned back into a vampire by Princess Jessalyn. Bonnie is arrested as a runaway slave and taken to an auction house to be sold. Shinichi buys Bonnie to extract information about Misao's star ball. Since the group has drained Power out of it, Misao is dying. Shinichi throws Bonnie out of a window, but Damon saves her. Meanwhile, in Fell's Church, Matt is arrested for assaulting Caroline, and Stefan, Elena, and Mrs. Flowers go to court to get him out. They bring in Saber, a hell hound Sage left to protect them. Caroline changes into a werewolf at the sight of him. The officials at the court turn into werewolves as well. When Matt is free, Stefan and Elena go into the Dark Dimension and find their friends. The four then travel to the Nether World in search of the largest star ball ever made in hopes that it will save their town. Sage is the guardian of the Gate where the treasures are, including the star ball. He lets the group visit one of the seven gateways. During the journey, Shinichi and Misao die, and Mrs. Flowers changes into a younger version of herself. Meredith discovers that she has a twin brother named Cristian, and Klaus took him when they were three years old. She also tells the group that she is a hunter-slayer and a new type of vampire with small fangs. The kitsune are working for Inari, Isobel's grandmother. She is the most powerful Kitsune in the world, and the star ball is hers. In the Nether World, on the smallest moon, the group finds the star ball in a tree. Damon is killed when the tree stakes him in the heart while he saves Bonnie from falling to her death. Elena uses her "Wings Of Destruction" to destroy the tree and star ball, killing Inari. Sage tells them that maybe the Celestial Court can reverse the damage did in Fell's Church. There the leader of the blonde Guardians reveal that Elena was originally destined to become a guardian. The Celestial Court agrees to reverse what was done in Fell's Church and erase the memories of what happened there. Elena can go home as if she never died, and Stefan will be accepted as her boyfriend. Vicki Bennett, Sue Carson, and Mr. Tanner get their lives back, but nothing can be done for Damon. Angered, Elena begins to unleash her wings of destruction, but a soldier named Lenea stops her. The Three Guardians of the Celestial Courts decide that Elena is unfit to wield the wings, so they clip them. Elena's wings and telepathy (with everyone but Stefan) are lost, and she is practically fully human again. The book ends on the Nether World's smallest moon. It is raining from the tree Elena destroyed, and liquid drips onto a body that thinks of two girls: Elena and Bonnie. It says if he can remember who he is, he can live again, and a name comes: Damon.
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[[folder: The Hunters: Phantom (Book VIII)]]

The group explores the restored Fell's Church, but they are still sad that Damon has died. Elena is reunited with her family, which has hired Caleb Smallwood to work on their yard. He says that he is Tyler's cousin and that he has been staying with Tyler's parents since Tyler "ran away." As the friends leave to pick up Alaric and his friend, Dr. Celia Connor, at the train station, a rose that had appeared at Elena's doorstep cuts Bonnie. The blood pouring out of it spells "Celia" on her arm. At the train station, Celia is almost killed when her scarf gets caught in the train door, but Stefan saves her by ripping the scarf. The shreds spell "Meredith." Meanwhile, on the Dark Moon, Damon crawls out of the mountains of liquified ash. Sage finds him, helps Damon remember who he is, and lets him use the Mystical Elevator to return to Fell's Church. Up to this point, Damon has appeared to Elena in dreams. Elena sees him in her room one night, and he tells her that the energy from Inari's Star Ball gave him life. Elena goes to the cemetery to visit her parents and sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is evil. Later, Bonnie knocks down Mrs. Flowers' knitting, which spells "Bonnie" on the ground. She tries to do a spell to contact Damon, but ends in a coma after being overcome by darkness. Now Elena knows that Damon is alive. When Elena tells Damon, he investigates by letting the darkness take him. His consciousness ends on the Dark Moon. Stefan takes Elena to the Smallwoods' shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. He is descended from werewolves and possesses some witchcraft abilities. Stefan and Elena go shopping, but Elena sees people from high school and becomes envious that they have the normal lives. Darkness overtakes her, and she passes out after Stefan notices a shopkeeper's hair flowing in the shape of the name "Matt." Stefan takes Meredith and Matt to the Smallwoods' house to confront Caleb. Matt passes out after he thinks about Tyler's popularity. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. At the boarding house, Mrs. Flowers says she believes that a phantom that is feeding off envy may be the culprit. They perform a spell to summon the phantom. Meanwhile, Elena meets Bonnie in the land of the flowers that can hold special spells. Matt also arrives, and Elena tells them to look for the way out, which they find. They see Sage in the nexus room and run to the Dark Moon, where Damon is battling a misty blue figure. They all start fighting it, and suddenly they end in the garage of the boarding house. Damon says that the creature is the original phantom, which is much more powerful than an ordinary phantom. The original phantoms were trapped on the Dark Moon by the guardians, but Elena destroyed their prison, and the phantom of envy followed them to Fell's Church. The phantom tells everyone why they should be envious of others, pitting Stefan and Damon against one another in a brutal fight. As the rest of the group admits their jealousies and casts them away, weakening the phantom, Elena makes the brothers reconcile. Damon throws a candle at the phantom, setting it on fire, and Elena reaches into the creature's core and pulls out the rose inside, destroying the phantom. Damon gives Elena his blood to heal her burns as the fire department arrives to put out the fire. Everyone then looks forward to the future
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[[folder: The Hunters: Moonsong (Book IX)]]

Elena is upset by the fact that she is leaving home for college. She says goodbye to her family and leaves with Stefan and Damon for college. She thinks about how Stefan compelled the admissions office into giving her, Bonnie and Meredith the best dorm as well as a separate dorm room for himself. He also compels them into allowing Meredith and Matt into the school; the latter on a football scholarship. Meredith had originally been agreed to Harvard and Matt agreed to a top football school but both had decided to go to Dalcrest College alongside Elena, Bonnie and Stefan to protect Fell's Church should any danger arise. Matt however, felt too guilty to accept a luxurious dorms like the girls, as he had already taken a scholarship meant for somebody else. Damon rents an apartment in the city preferring not to go back to college. As the school year begins, Elena worries about destroying the brothers new found friendship and brotherhood and becoming like Katherine. However, eventually she decides to take a break from both of them so she can sort out her feelings. During the first week of college, Bonnie meets a boy while in a bookshop named Zander. She immediately falls for him and later that week, arranges a date with him. She gets really close to him and his friends. Meredith begins training with a fellow student named Samantha. Matt is invited to join a special fraternity called the Vitale Society. While all this occurs, murders and disappearances within the school begin. The gang fear it may be supernaturally related and so they all investigate. As they investigate, Meredith learns her new friend Samantha is a fellow hunter slayer. Thrilled, they begin to patrol together in order to help each other to develop their skills. Meredith shows time and time again, that she is much more skilled then Samantha. Matt's roommate eventually becomes a victim and Meredith thinks she sees Bonnie's new boyfriend Zander running away while she chases the murderer of another student. Meredith and Elena voice their concerns about Zander, causing Bonnie to leave furiously- After accusing them of envy over her new romance, while Alaric is back in Fell's Church and Elena is separated with Stefan. Bonnie leaves to live with Zander. Damon continues to pursue Elena despite her asking for space and he saves Elena's life from a speeding car. They are caught kissing by Stefan. Furious, Stefan tells Elena that he doesn't want to be with her anymore and then leaves devastated, but not before cutting ties with Damon again. Due to this, Elena decides to start something with Damon. Matt continues in his strive to be a Vitale pledge. As he goes on, he falls for a fellow pledge, Chloe. However, once he gains the courage to ask her out, she is revealed to be the leader of his society's girlfriend "Ethan". Matt is disappointed but continues to be her friend. He feels as though he can finally move on from Elena and even has some negative thoughts about her. When his roommate dies, he begins to spend less time with the group. He completes all the necessary tasks required to join the Vitale society during initiation night. Meredith's friend Samantha is found dead, in her room, having been viciously murdered. Meredith takes it hard and although Bonnie, Matt and Stefan are less involved in the group, she, Elena and Damon continue to investigate more thoroughly. Elena meantime, meets a new professor who reveals he was a friend of her parents who had actually met at Dalcrest College. He doesn't reveal everything he knows about the murders and when Elena pushes him, he caves and tells the group everything. The Vitale society used to be a school society, but has turned into what resembles a cult. He also tells Elena that when it was a school society, he and her parents were a part of it. One day, a Guardian came to them. He gave off such peace and power, they believed him to be an angel. Elena notes that they are definitely not angels after thinking about everything they did. However, he tells Elena that the Guardian said that they needed someone to have a daughter who would change the balance among good and evil in the world and would have amazing powers. He also revealed that the Guardians would take her at age 12. Elena reveals that she had powers but that the Guardians stripped them from her. She ponders over getting her powers back and that she did not know that Guardians could be male but cannot help feeling upset that her parents raised her to be taken. The professor reveals however that when the time came, they could not do it and called him as he had some skill in sorcery. However, they died a few days later and Elena was kept safe so he never could do anything. Elena wonders what is going on but leaves and keeps it from Damon. Bonnie is told by Zander that he is a werewolf and knowing that to become a werewolf, you must kill somebody, she flees. Stefan figures out that Matt's new group is evil and has very bad intentions after talking to both Damon and Elena about their recent discoveries but can only manage to save Matt from the revealed vampire group. He warns the rest of the gang who come together to help. The leader of the group "Ethan" reveals to Stefan that one of Klaus' descendants turned him and that he plans to resurrect him at the equinox. He needs the blood of his descendants however which is where Stefan and Damon come in. As the gang arrive, Damon permits only Meredith and a stubborn Elena to help in the fight. Things go well until Meredith is caught off guard and Damon is outnumbered. However, they manage to win the fight but not before Ethan gets a vial of Damon's blood. However, Meredith kills him before he can do anything. Also, everyone in the gang feels like best friends again and everyone once again feels at home with one another. As the gang leave and prepare to hunt and kill the newly turned pledges and their minders, Bonnie returns to Zander now knowing he was not the campus killer. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf gene and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows its on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension so as not to confuse him. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Meredith missed Ethan's heart and he is still alive with both of the Salvatore's blood and can complete the ritual as expected the equinox unknown to Elena and her friends.
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[[folder: The Hunters: Destiny Rising (Book X)]]

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!!'''Novel Characters (Bios)'''

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[[folder: ''Elena Gilbert'']]

Elena is the novel series' heroine, main protagonist (opposite Stefan), and the female lead character (except Dark Reunion, which features Bonnie McCullough as the protagonist). Elena was born 5 July, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia to Thomas Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert (née Morrow), who were tragically killed in a car accident years back. Elena is 17 at the beginning of the very first book, and she is the most beautiful, popular girl at Robert E. Lee High School (mainly called the Queen). Physically, Elena is extremely beautiful, drop dead gorgeous and she is every boy's dream. She has an 'angelic' physical appearance. Elena has a thick, long, straight pale golden hair, which reaches just above her waist and is so fair in color, it almost seems to shimmer in the sunlights like gold. Elena has an unusual, unique eye colour of blue, which is described to be the same color of lapis lazuli stone (which is the stone vampires use to protect themselves from sunlight) with flecks of gold (but have also been described to be the colour of violets). She has a fair, pale, and creamy skin (compared to the color of swans, alabaster or porcelain) with light, pink rosy cheeks. Elena is of average height for a teenage girl and she is described to have a slender, gorgeous body. According to Stefan, Elena is about a good handspan taller than Katherine. Although Elena has a strong physical resemblance to Katherine, there are slight physical differences among the two girls. While Katherine has lighter, silvery eyebrows and eyelashes, Elena's brows and lashes are darker blonde. Katherine is described to have extremely long (it pools and trails behind her on the floor) darker blonde curly-ish hair while Elena has pale gold blonde straight hair. Elena sees herself as beautiful, therefore, she is quite proud and vain. Elena is extremely shocked and hurt when Stefan, the new boy whom she is instantly, indescribably drawn to, does not pay any attention to her in the beginning of the series, but Stefan avoided her for other personal reasons which were unknown to Elena at the time.

Personality wise, Elena is described to be popular, beautiful, confident and ambitious. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Elena is described as being popular, outgoing, confident, smart, opinionated, idealistic, feisty, sociable, fearless, loving, caring, passionate, devoted, commanding, encouraging, protective, determined, strong, brave and loyal. However, on the downside, Elena can also be selfish, self-centred, entitled, proud, obstinate, stubborn, promiscuous, indecisive, aggressive, vain, headstrong, childish, spoiled, needy, clingy, demanding, conceited, attention seeking and boastful. Elena's best friends since childhood are Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez, but she was once also best friends with Caroline Forbes, who eventually turned into an enemy after Elena fell deeply in love with Stefan, when Stefan reciprocated her feelings and began a relationship with him. Before the series began, Elena had many issues and troubles in regards to then opposite sex, love and romance. She admits to using boys as trophies, prizes and using them to help boost her confidence and self-esteem. Elena's first love is her childhood friend, Matt Honeycutt. Unlike all the other boyfriends and boys Elena has dated, Elena genuinely loves and cares about Matt and doesn't see him the same she does other boys. Although Elena loves and cares for Matt, she feels like she loves him in more of a platonic, brotherly or friendship way. Elena's life changes forever when she unexpectedly and fatefully meets a mysterious, foreign boy from Italy, Stefan Salvatore, who is secretly centuries old immortal. Elena is immediately, intensely and indescribably drawn to Stefan when she first sees him and she is deeply, passionately and strongly in love with him. It was revealed in the book Shadow Souls, that Stefan is Elena's true soulmate due to the 'soulmate principle', which is a silver cord or thread (described to be the colour of moonlight) binding, linking or connecting the souls of destined, true soul mates from heart-to-heart or soul-to-soul.

Elena has a younger four-year-old sister named Margaret, and she and her sister lives with her legal guardian Aunt Judith Gilbert (her father's sister) and Uncle Robert Maxwell. Although Elena is deeply in love with Stefan, she later also develops feelings for Damon, Stefan's older brother. Throughout the series she has to face hard challenges, such as becoming a vampire unwillingly, truly dying to save both Stefan and Damon, then coming back to life as a guardian angel, travelling to the Dark Dimension (in order to save her beloved Stefan), facing kitsune, and fighting a phantom. Elena greatly resembles a vampire, Katherine, and worries that she will become like her and that Stefan and Damon are drawn to her because she strongly resembles Katherine. But the differences are that Elena is a brave, strong, courageous girl and will fight for her friends and not herself. As the series progresses, she is willing to put her life at risk and do anything to help and protect the people she loves and cares about. Elena has endured much loss, grief, pain and tragedy in her very young teenage life; mostly due to the loss of her parents in a tragic, fatal car accident. Elena dies twice throughout the course of the series, first dying and changing into a vampire, and then dying as a vampire after killing Katherine to protect Stefan (and Damon) from Katherine torturing and killing them all. Elena then comes back in Dark Reunion as a spirit of the afterlife and returns in Nightfall a supernatural human with angelic powers and abilities. In Midnight, she is turned back into a regular human girl and begins attending college with her love Stefan and her friends Bonnie, Matt, and Meredith. [[spoiler: Elena is half human (from her father, Thomas' side) and half angel/Guardian (from her mother, Elizabeth's side). Elena finds out she is born to be a Guardian but becomes an Earth Guardian with Andres, a young man from South America a few years older than her, who is also an Earth Guardian. Elena is saddened when Damon resorts back to his old, dark and immoral behaviour and starts to kill again because she choose Stefan. Andres helps Elena get a little power. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. Klaus finally drinks from Elena and dies. It is revealed that Elena is the one Guardian that can kill the Old Ones because of her special blood. Elena then gains all her powers and is able to live forever on Earth as an Earth Guardian with Stefan. Elena then finds out her mother, Elizabeth, was an Earth Guardian and had another daughter named Katherine, who is really Elena's half sister and was the young, beautiful vampire that both Stefan and Damon had fallen in love with back in the fifteenth century. Elena finds out that her Aunt Judith isn't her real aunt and instead, was really her mother's best friend, whom she entrusted to be the legal guardian of both Elena and Katherine. After discovering her real background, Katherine and Elena become more understanding and tolerant of each other. Elena finally chooses Stefan to be her eternal life partner and mate. In order for Elena to live forever and spend an eternity with Stefan, Elena drinks some of the special water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena reunite and end up happily together.]]
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[[folder: ''Stefan Salvatore'']]

Stefan is the novel series' hero, male protagonist (opposite Elena), and male lead character. Stefan is Damon's moral, benevolent younger brother. He was born on 5 November, 1474 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died a few years after Stefan's birth due to an illness. Stefan is a five hundred plus year old immortal born during the time of The Renaissance, who was one of the Salvatore brothers that fell deeply in love with a young beautiful Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild, during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire when he was a 17 year old human boy. During his human life, Stefan was a noble, aristocratic young man who lived by a strict code of morals, values, ethics and code of honor. Stefan strongly believed in nobility, duty, responsibility, justice and doing the right thing as much as possible. In his human years, Stefan was seen to be deeply sentimental and he was shown to care about family, friends, memories, duty, his ambitions and studies, responsibility and serving his duty to his hometown of Florence. Between he and Damon, Stefan was the favored child with everyone, especially his father Giuseppe, mostly because Stefan was seen by everyone as a good, noble, obedient, and ideal son. Stefan was Giuseppe's favorite son and held Stefan at high regard and respect because he was obedient, dutiful, studious, noble and responsible.

Physically, Stefan is extremely gorgeous and inhumanely beautiful with classically handsome fine facial features which are youthful, boyish and fresh in appearance. He has a straight classical nose, full perfectly shaped lips, and high cheekbones which are sculptors dream. Stefan has the thick, soft, black wavy-ish hair, intense, captivating and piercing green eyes, which are described to be the color of emeralds, malachite or summer oak leaves and very pale, clear skin. He is taller than Damon with a lean, flat-muscled body with long legs, and lithe, hard muscles in his arms and chest. Stefan is said to strongly physically resemble Damon due to family relation; this is noticed by both Elena and Bonnie. Stefan wears a heavy silver ring with a large, round lapis lazuli stone (given to him by Katherine) on the middle finger of his right hand in order for him to walk in the sunlight.

Personality wise, Stefan is described as brooding, mysterious, complex, inscrutable and intense. In regards to his personality traits and characteristics, Stefan is the complete and total opposite of his brother Damon. Stefan is described to be pure of heart; compassionate, empathetic, kind, altruistic, selfless, moral, noble, brave, courageous, gallant, loyal and protective. However, on the downside, Stefan can also be depressive, martyring, guilt-ridden, isolated, self-pitying, too selfless, naive, self-loathing and stubborn. As opposed to his elder brother Damon, Stefan deeply, strongly cares about humankind and has a very strong regard for human life. Because of this, Stefan has never killed any humans during his immortal life and therefore, does not drink human blood under any circumstances and lives on a strict animal blood diet (although throughout the series, he does eventually give in to his 'no human blood ever' rule and drinks Elena's blood during times of intimacy). Although Stefan is very kind, compassionate, calm and gentle by nature, Stefan has a quick temper when provoked and can be menacing, intimidating and scary if you try to cross him, manipulate him or harm the people that he loves and cares about in any way. Stefan is stoically loyal and fiercely protective.

Not much is known of Stefan's back story or of what Stefan had been doing between the period of the time when Stefan was transformed into a vampire back in his home of Florence and the time he came to Fells Church, but it could be presumed that Stefan was living in the shadows while saving or protecting humans who were ever in any harm or danger. Although Stefan had lived in secret and in the shadows, Stefan yearned to live amongst humankind, desiring to relive his humanity, the humanity that he had lost against his will many centuries ago. Stefan is also a strong romantic at heart; he is very chivalrous, gallant, well-mannered and polite towards the opposite sex and he loves very intensely, deeply and passionately. Stefan is at first seen to be shy, quiet and reserved, however, eventually he opens up to the humans around him and makes good, solid and lasting friendships and acquaintances. When Stefan lets his guard down, he is practical, charming, pleasant, friendly and likeable and also possesses a dry sense of humor.

Stefan arrives in Fells Church to start a new life and live amongst humans and enrolls as a high school student at Robert E. Lee High School to blend in like a regular 17 year old human. It is there, where Stefan unexpectedly, fatefully and inevitably meets Elena Gilbert. He is intensely, immediately and indescribably drawn to her. He fell for her at first sight, but because Elena bears a striking resemblance to his past and first love, Katherine, he repeatedly tries to avoid her at all costs during the beginning of the series, feeling that their uncanny physical resemblance brings up painful, sorrowful memories of his dark past. Later in the series, Stefan eventually lets his walls crumble and falls in even deeper and more passionate love with Elena. However, although Stefan falls for Elena, and Elena reciprocates his love just as strongly and passionately, his elder and malevolent brother, Damon, follows him to Fells Church to make torture him and make his life chaos. Damon repeatedly makes threats and attempts to try to rob Elena away from him out of revenge, anger and envy against him. In Shadow Souls, it was revealed that Elena is Stefan's true soulmate, due to the 'soulmate principle'. Stefan develops strong friendships with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Stefan becomes best friends with Matt Honeycutt, Elena's childhood friend and first love, in The Awakening. Although Matt is still in love with Elena when Stefan begins a relationship with her, Matt supports Stefan and Elena being together and believes that Stefan is a good individual, despite him being a vampire. Throughout the course of the series, Stefan has been strewn out of Fells Church, mostly out of his control (and mostly, by Damon's influence), causing him and Elena to repeatedly become separated from each other against their will. Due to all the unexpected, unusual events surrounding both Stefan and Elena, they have both have had to overcome many obstacles, trials and tribulations and their strong love for each other has been tested repeatedly throughout the series. Because of this, it has caused Stefan to leave Elena's well-being and life in the hands of his impulsive, immoral and dangerous brother, Damon.

Though Stefan and Damon do not see eye to eye, Stefan still deeply loves his elder brother and strongly believes that Damon has an inner humanity deep inside him, despite Damon's constant of committing amoral acts. In regards to Damon, Stefan has a rather complicated and even strained relationship with his elder brother, ever since childhood. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed or hated his brother ever since they were children, and Stefan could never understand why Damon always hated him so much. Stefan believes that the deep hatred that Damon harbored against him had to do with the untimely death of their mother due to Stefan's birth. Stefan revealed that Damon was quite close to her, considering that Damon was the first born child of the family and that as soon as Stefan was born, both Giuseppe and Stefan and Damon's mother gave more attention and love to the younger Salvatore, changing the dynamics of the Salvatore family completely. Stefan does not have much memory of his mother, because she died a few years after he was born, but it is said that his and Damon's mother was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of personality and temperament. She was said to possess a similar temperament to Stefan; calm, gentle, kind, caring and protective but also, she was rather fragile, weak and vulnerable in regards to physical health.

Stefan is the opposite of Damon in regards to outlook, values, ethics and beliefs, which makes Stefan extremely polar opposite to Damon in all these aspects. While Damon has no problem with killing many innocent humans for their blood to gain Power, Stefan is strongly opposed to taking innocent human life and has never believed that killing innocent people for their life force (blood) is worth it to be powerful and gain Power. Whereas Damon is strongly drawn to the dangerous, wild, dark side of life and living in the shadows of darkness, Stefan enjoys life amidst the sunlight amongst the comfort of family, friends and humans. Although Stefan doesn't drink human blood, Stefan still possesses the standard vampire abilities such as immortality, super speed, super strength, agility, enhanced senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell), telepathy, and mind compulsion. Stefan also has the unique ability of being able to read individuals minds. If Stefan consumes enough human blood, Stefan would gain enough Power to manipulate the weather (create storms, rain, thunder, lightening, wind, fog, etc.) and shape shift into an animal, in which Stefan did after he drank enough human blood and turned into a falcon in The Struggle. Stefan is attending college with his love Elena and his friends Bonnie, Matt and Meredith. [[spoiler: Stefan helps in the fight to kill Klaus and succeeds. Stefan and Elena finally reunite after much chaos, pain, struggles and obstacles. Elena finally chooses Stefan over Damon to be her eternal life partner. In order for Elena to spend forever, an eternity with Stefan, she drinks some of the water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena happily reunite.]]
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[[folder: ''Damon Salvatore'']]

Damon is the novel series' anti hero and main antagonist. Damon is Stefan's immoral, malevolent elder brother. He was born October 31, 1469 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died due to an illness that had weakened her a few years after Stefan's birth. Damon is a five hundred plus year old immortal who was born during the period of The Renaissance. He, along with his younger brother Stefan, fell in love with a young Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire in his early twenties. Physically, Damon is described to be extremely gorgeous with handsome features, high cheekbones, and a cruel mouth. He has straight, fine, black hair, black eyes the color of the midnight sky, and very pale complexion. Damon is said to strongly physically resemble his younger brother Stefan due to family relation. This is noticed both by Elena and Bonnie. Although Stefan and Damon have a strong resemblance to one another, there are slight physical differences between him and Stefan (Stefan has the thick, wavy-ish hair, Damon fine straight hair and Stefan has green eyes, Damon has black eyes). Damon, like Stefan, wears a silver ring with a large lapis lazuli stone on the middle finger of his left hand to protect him from the sunlight.
During his human years, Damon was described to be rebellious, disobedient, delinquent, troublesome, insubordinate, self-centred, proud, arrogant, reckless, careless, impulsive, irresponsible, envious, competitive, adventurous. However, Damon did possess seduction and poise of that of a proud aristocrat. He had little to no respect for authority and duty; the complete opposite of Stefan. Damon made and lived by his own rules, refusing to listen to or follow authority and stand up to the concepts of duty and responsibility. Damon preferred living adventure, wildness, and danger; seeking out pure self-pleasure above all, even family and duty to Florence. Damon engaged in various activities that involved danger and living on the edge such as gambling, drinking, jousting, sword fighting, womanizing and hunting and hawking. Due to Damon's rebelliousness and wild lifestyle, he was seen as strongly irresponsible and a "ne'er do well" coward by most of the entire town of Florence, including his own father Giuseppe, who has always expressed resentment and extremely disappointment in Damon and whom Damon never had a good relationship with since childhood. Personality wise, Damon is the complete and total opposite of his younger brother Stefan. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Damon is described to be cold, sinister, sadistic, impulsive, selfish, prideful, arrogant, vain, envious, controlling, manipulative, powerful, dangerous, reckless, unkind, uncaring, cold-hearted, ruthless and unsympathetic. However, Damon is also capable of being loyal, determined, passionate, protective (especially where Bonnie is concerned) and capable of affection with only a very select few of people. Normally Damon is rather self-contained and emotionless, however, Damon seems to possess a quick, violent temper and lash outwardly towards others in extreme fury and anger, very much like his father Giuseppe. This is probably one reason why Giuseppe and Damon clashed so severely during Damon's childhood and human life.

Damon strongly despises humans and he has little to no regard for human life. He is guiltless and remorseless and has little to no problem with killing and torturing many innocent humans or taking human life mainly for their blood supply. It was revealed that after Damon had transformed into a vampire, Damon had joined one of the Free Companies which included ruthless mercenaries, that involved robbing and plundering. Damon had wandered all across the world; fighting, torturing and killing many innocent humans along the many centuries to rob their life essence (blood) for gain in Power. Damon did this to gain a significant amount of Power so that he could be much stronger then that of Stefan to torture him. Stefan, as opposed to Damon, has never killed any humans or drank human blood during his immortal life and had lived off a strict animal blood diet, which caused Stefan to be weaker in his Power. Damon also has little to no problem with threatening and intimidating small children, such as Elena's younger sister, Margaret. Damon likes to manipulate and torture humans for his own personal pleasure and he is highly sadistic in nature. He is shorter and stockier than Stefan but more powerful since he feeds off human blood straight from the vein. Damon enjoys toying with, torturing and tormenting his younger brother Stefan and making him feel weak and vulnerable. In regards to romance, Damon has been shown to display deep feelings for Elena and Bonnie but in different ways. Damon has strong feelings of passion and desire for Elena and he has made it his goal to make Elena his 'Princess of Darkness'. Damon has repeatedly offered Elena a life of adventure and power in the darkness but Elena has rejected Damon's wishes repeatedly and remained stoically loyal to Stefan and her love for him. This has caused Damon to become extremely angry, jealous and vengeful towards Stefan. Aside from Elena, Damon has a deep, intense bond with Bonnie. The two have a deep, unusual and unbreakable bond between one another physically and emotionally. Damon is also always seen to be extremely protective of her, especially whenever she is in trouble. He even goes so far as to sacrifice himself for her and cried when he found out she'd been kidnapped in Midnight. Damon is seen to be very gentle and tender towards Bonnie and she seems to bring out the more 'human' side of Damon without any effort and before Elena ever could.

During his human life, Damon was always in the shadows of his younger brother Stefan. Between he and Stefan, Stefan was the favoured child with everyone, including Damon and Stefan's parents, especially their father, Giuseppe. Damon never got along with his father since childhood and had a rather strained relationship with him, the complete opposite of Stefan, who Giuseppe strongly favoured. It was revealed in the series that when Damon and Stefan were young children after their mother had passed away, Giuseppe would often get into raging, intense and heated arguments and fights with a young Damon, normally when Giuseppe was also rather drunk. During the intense, heated fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Giuseppe would physically beat and abuse Damon. It was also revealed that during the fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Stefan would often step between Giuseppe and Damon while they were fighting, to prevent the argument from escalating and to stop Giuseppe from beating and abusing Damon. Because of this, Stefan has always been given the role of peacemaker within the family, especially after their mother died. Due to Stefan always being the chosen one, preferred one or the favourite amongst everyone, and Stefan constantly being given attention, love, and respect since their human lives, there was always a lot of anger, hatred, revenge and jealousy towards Stefan from Damon since childhood.

Because of Damon's jealousy, anger and envy towards his brother, Damon made it his life's goal both as a mortal and immortal to mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically torment Stefan as much as possible, including threatening to kill Stefan on multiple occasions. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed Stefan since childhood, not just out of jealousy towards Stefan but because he thinks that Stefan is to blame and is responsible for the death of their mother, who was weakened and fell very ill after she gave birth to Stefan and never recovered afterwards. Because of this, Stefan has always felt responsible and has felt extremely guilty about his mother's death, thinking that he is to blame, even though it was not Stefan's fault. Although Stefan doesn't have much memory of his mother before she died, it was said that Damon was quite close to her and she was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of temperament and personality; she was said to possess a warm, kind, compassionate and caring personality, similar to that of Stefan. Although Damon repeatedly admits to passionately loathing his younger brother Stefan since their human years and since childhood, it has been evident throughout the course of the series that Damon does in fact love and care about the younger Salvatore and has secretly wanted to be 'worthy' of Stefan and his brotherhood eventually. Currently, Damon is living within the town of Fells Church alongside his brother Stefan, who is attending college with Elena, Zander, Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. [[spoiler: Damon is upset that Elena choose Stefan. Because of this, Damon becomes the old Damon again and begins to kill. Damon tells everyone that he is done with them and wants no part with their lives anymore. Damon watches over the only two people he cares about, Stefan and Elena. Elena and Stefan try to help Damon from succumbing deeper into darkness, but they don't initially succeed. Finally, Elena and Damon make a deal with the Guardians to save and preserve his life. In the end, Damon is back to normal. Damon tells Elena that they will always be good friends, will always be inlove with her and that he understands that Elena will always love and choose Stefan no matter what. Damon tells Elena that he is ready to move on and live his immortal life as an adventurer.]]
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[[folder: ''Bonnie McCullough'']]

Bonnie is a main female character of the book series. She was born September 8, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia. She is the best friend of Elena Gilbert and Meredith Sulez. She also used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes since childhood, alongside Elena and Meredith, but became distant from her as they got older due to personal reasons. Bonnie is a powerful psychic witch who is descended from Celtic Druids. She eventually develops strong, deep feelings for Damon, and has an unusual, unbreakable bond with him, physically and emotionally. Bonnie is of Scottish-American descent. She has the one older sister called Mary who is three or four years older and is a nurse. It's also hinted that she may have another older sister but it was never confirmed. Physically, Bonnie is described to be petite (about 4'7" to 4'11" in height) and has large, childlike brown eyes with long, heavy, black eyelashes and strawberry-red hair that she had permed at the very start of the books but is naturally straight. She has the white, pale skin that Damon describes as translucent. Her physique is described to be somewhat underdeveloped and because of this, Damon often refers to Bonnie as a 'woman-child'. She is considered classically beautiful but has yet to grow into herself. Personality wise, Bonnie is described as bubbly, optimistic, cheerful, kind, caring, selfless, brave, loyal and protective. She is sometimes considered to be the weakest member of the group because she is the most emotional and compassionate out of everyone, but she is always willing to help and to protect her friends and loved ones in any way that she can, regardless of the danger. This proves how brave she in dangerous situations, despite everyone around her thinking differently and believing that she is not capable of protecting herself because of her childlike looks. Bonnie has always been considered second and third compared to Elena and Meredith, but because she is not an envious person by nature it doesn't normally affect her or bother her.

Because of her personality, Bonnie can also be taken for granted by most people including her friends, especially in regards to her empathy and ability of giving to others without asking for anything in return. In general, Bonnie is sweet, enthusiastic, unselfish, kind and humble, in retrospect, she is the complete the opposite of Damon. She is also powerful and helps the group many times. Bonnie doesn't like her psychic powers because when she over uses them, she sometimes falls unconscious, faints or blacks out but when asked by Honoria Fell, she decides to keep them and she tries to use them as well as her late Grandma in Scotland had used them. Bonnie is terrified of her strong abilities and powers and what she is capable of doing with them, fearing that her powers might control her rather than the other way around. Bonnie tends to pass out after her visions and has yet to show any real usage of her power. Later in the story she develops a connection with Matt, but her connection with him are more platonic and brotherly in nature. Bonnie talks about the prophecy in which her grandmother told her that she would die young and be young and beautiful in her grave. Bonnie is attending college with her friends Elena, Stefan, Meredith and Matt. At college, Bonnie meets an original werewolf named Zander in the book Moonsong, who has told her that he loves her. Both Zander and Elena have shown a dislike towards one another, due to a strong lack of trust between the two. [[spoiler: Zander and Bonnie develop a stronger romantic connection and relationship and the two end up happy together.]]
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[[folder: ''Meredith Sulez'']]

Meredith is a main female character of the book series. She was born 6 June 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia, although ever since childhood, Meredith always celebrated her birthday a week before her actual birth date which was May 31. Meredith is best friends with both Elena Gilbert and Bonnie McCullough since the first grade, and she is also close friends with Matt Honeycutt and Stefan Salvatore. Meredith used to be friends with Caroline Forbes alongside Elena and Bonnie, but eventually grew apart due to personal reasons. Meredith does not care for Stefan's elder brother, Damon Salvatore and she is one character who's not impressed by him or enamored by his charms whatsoever. She is Latina in descent and physically, she is tall, with an olive complexion, dark brown eyes, heavy black lashes, and thick, loose black hair. According to Elena, she never wears make-up because she doesn't need any. She is described as elegant, graceful, and beautiful. She has a very wry personality, often making keen observations or comments in a dry tone. She is normally very cool and unflappable, intelligent, intellectual, calm under pressure, and extremely competent. Meredith is extremely cynical when it comes to vampires. When Stefan first arrives at school, Meredith, along with every other girl in the school, finds Stefan strongly attractive. She later falls in love with Alaric Saltzman, the school's young and new history teacher, and has a long-distance relationship with him as he studies abroad in Russia. She is the only human female character in the novels who seems to be completely unfazed by Damon in some way and is the only person Damon admits to being afraid of. In The Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol. 3: Midnight, it is revealed that Meredith has a twin brother named Cristian Sulez. On Meredith and Cristian's third birthday, Klaus, the Original vampire, influenced Meredith to drink Cristian's blood. Then he kidnapped Cristian and fed him blood, slowly turning him into a vampire. Although it is not explained how, Cristian grew into an 18 year old even though he is a vampire. Since Cristian was four, Klaus has sent Meredith's parents, Nando and Gabriela Sulez, pictures of Cristian. Before Klaus kidnapped Cristian, he instructed Meredith's parents to feed Meredith a tablespoon of animal blood every week or she would die. This has resulted in Meredith's canines being like "kitten teeth" although she is not a vampire. Both her parents and at least one grandmother are alive. Meredith's mother used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes' mother a long time before the start of the series. Meredith's grandfather currently resides in a mental institution in West Virginia. After the attack, Meredith's grandfather became a source of deep shame for the family. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie says that Meredith's parents "considered her grandfather's condition such a blot that they never allowed him to be mentioned to outsiders." In The Return: Midnight, she is revealed to be a vampire hunter and has been keeping it a secret all her life.
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[[folder: ''Matthew "Matt" Honeycutt'']]

Matt is a male supporting character of the book series. Matt was born and raised in Fells Church, Virginia. He is Elena's childhood friend, ex-boyfriend and first love. Matt is the typical human 18-year-old 'All-American' boy-next-door, who was the high school star quarterback on the schools football team. He was on the high school football team with Tyler Smallwood and Stefan Salvatore, who played the position of wide receiver. Matt is good looking, very tall and athletic, with short, cropped blond hair and clear, honest blue eyes. Due to his family's poverty, he tends to wear older clothes. Personality wise, Matt is described as practical, friendly, kind, loyal, understanding, supportive and protective. While Matt is heartbroken at losing Elena to Stefan, he eventually accepts it. In the beginning, Matt is extremely envious of Stefan and still pines for Elena, but he shows some feelings for Bonnie, although his connection with Bonnie is more platonic or brotherly in nature. Later in the series, the relationship between Stefan and Matt is closer to that of best friends or companions. Matt, however, strongly dislikes Stefan's elder brother, Damon and they frequently fight throughout the course of the series. He is fiercely loyal and likes to see the best in people. After the events of The Fury, Matt's faith in humanity and the world was severely shaken, and he spends much of Dark Reunion in a pessimistic and defeated state. It takes a renewal of friendship and a deep heart-to-heart with his best friend, Stefan for him to regain some of his earlier determination, optimism and good humor. Matt is attending college with his friends Elena, Stefan, Bonnie and Meredith.
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[[folder: ''Caroline Forbes'']]

Caroline is a female supporting character of the book series. She is described as being attractive in a model-esque way, tall, curvaceous, and bronzed. She has the thick, wavy, auburn hair and catlike, slanted, bright green eyes. She frequently wears skimpy clothing that emphasizes her assets and shows off her bronzed complexion. Caroline's personality is difficult to ascertain, as readers mostly see her being adversarial to Elena. Caroline has a younger brother named Daniel. Her father joins a lynching party to stake Stefan and/or shoot him with wooden bullets. Elena notes that she and Caroline used to be the best of friends, though they developed a rivalry for social status. Caroline also used to be friends with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Over the summer, while Elena was in France, Caroline turned on her, and when Elena returns on the first day of school, she is met with a cold reception. Originally, Caroline wanted Stefan for herself but Elena was indescribably and strongly drawn to him. This caused the rivalry between Caroline and Elena to heat up intensely. From what is displayed of Caroline's personality in the books, she is extremely competitive, manipulative, cunning, selfish, shallow, and self-centered. She takes social slights very personally and seems to value status above most other things. After Elena's second and then-final death, Caroline seems to have a change of heart; she rejoins her old friends, Bonnie and Meredith, and stops speaking ill of Elena. Caroline eventually gets involved in a relationship with Tyler Smallwood. In The Return: Nightfall, it is revealed that Caroline is pregnant with Tyler's unborn twins but Tyler does not know this. At first, it was suspected that Matt Honeycutt was the father of Caroline's unborn children, but it is confirmed that Tyler is the real father. Because Tyler is a werewolf, the babies are hybrids, being half human, half werewolf. Therefore, both unborn children are carrying the werewolf gene and could possibly change into werewolves in the future.
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[[folder: ''Alaric K. Saltzman'']]

Alaric is a male supporting character of the book series. He is the new, young, attractive history teacher at Robert E. Lee High School who was suspected of being a vampire hunter when he was in fact studying vampires. He is an experimental psychologist from Duke University, specializing in the research of psychic powers. His research took a sideways step when he discovered the victim of a vampire. He focused his research on vampire victims. Alaric is good-looking, with an athletic build, hazel eyes, and sandy brown hair. He has a boyish smile, and he is not much older than the students in his class. In The Fury, Elena assesses him to be two or three years older than she is, which is 22 or 23 years old at the most. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie believes that Alaric is about 22. Despite trying to appear as a fearsome vampire hunter and killer, he is not a violent, hateful person and cannot stand to see innocents hurt. He denies being a vampire hunter when Damon accuses him of being one. Once it is established that Stefan is not the killer plaguing Fell's Church, Alaric is concerned for Stefan's safety on learning he has gone to meet with Caroline Forbes, where he will be ambushed. He is highly sociable and is able to function very well as a host. Alaric falls in love with Meredith Sulez and has a long-distance relationship with her while he goes abroad to further his studies. Alaric is good at power-seeking and has the high material goals. He develops a romantic relationship with Meredith on the sly. While they do not have any romantic scenes together in the books, nor are they as outwardly affectionate as Stefan and Elena, there are implications that the relationship is serious. The reason for their secrecy may be the inappropriate nature of a student/teacher relationship, even though Alaric only went to Fell's Church to research vampires and used teaching as a cover. Alaric is an Aquarius, and he is from Charlottesville, Virginia.
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[[folder: ''Katherine Von Schwarzschild'']]

Katherine was the young and beautiful a vampire whom Stefan and Damon fell in love with during the Italian Renaissance 500 years ago. She was born in Germany to Baron Von Schwartzchild. She resembles Elena with golden blond hair and eyes the color of lapis lazuli. She was very fragile when she was young and her last illness was terminal. Her maid Gudren sought out a vampire named Klaus to turn Katherine into a vampire. As a vampire, Katherine is much stronger than she was as a human, but the sun still weakens her. She wears a small, silver lapis lazuli ring, made by her maid Gudren, to protect herself from burning in the sun. Katherine arrives in Florence, Italy where her father took her in order for her to recover after he illness. It was there when Katherine meets and falls in love with Stefan Salvatore, the younger Salvatore brother. Over a period of time, after Stefan and Katherine spend much time together, Stefan and Katherine's fathers begin to discuss the prospects of a possible marriage. However, this prospect is cut when Stefan's elder brother, Damon comes home from university. Damon, in an attempt to get revenge against his brother out of hatred and envy, tries to seduce Katherine as much as possible and tries to steal her from Stefan. Katherine eventually develops feelings for Damon, resulting in a competition between the two brothers for Katherine's affections. Katherine turns both Stefan and Damon into vampires so that all three can be happily together forever. When Stefan and Damon argue and tell Katherine that she must choose between them, Katherine attempts to get the brothers to reconcile by fooling them into believing she had committed suicide. Blaming the other for Katherine's death, Stefan and Damon fight to the death by sword, thus completing their transformations into vampires. Both Damon and Stefan feel immense guilt over having caused Katherine's "death." In The Fury, it is revealed that Katherine is the Other Power who attacked some of the people of Fell's Church. After Stefan and Damon killed each other, Katherine fled to Germany, where Klaus found her. Katherine grew powerful and sadistic over the centuries partly due to Klaus' influence. She can shape shift into a white tiger, kitten, owl, and she can manipulate the weather. She boasts about being the strongest of all due to killing many humans and vampires. She lured Stefan and Damon to Fell's Church to punish them for not reconciling after she faked her death. Katherine tries to kill Stefan, Elena and Damon. Katherine was especially envious of Elena for Stefan falling deeply in love with her. Katherine dies when Elena shoves her into a shaft of light and removes her protective necklace. It was revealed in The Fury that although Katherine loved both brothers, she reveals that she had always loved Stefan more than Damon. [[spoiler: Katherine is reborn by Klaus (in The Hunters:Destiny Rising) and she becomes more caring and less selfish. It is revealed Elizabeth, who is Elena's mother and who was an Earth Guardian, is also her birth mother and is the half sister of Elena. Katherine was supposed to be a Guardian as well when she was 12 years of age, but she became fragile and very ill so the Guardians did not want her. Katherine finds out when she was dead, and did not tell Elena. Elena finds out and questions Katherine of whether or not she knew about Elena and her background. At the end of the series, Elena and Katherine appear to become more tolerant and understanding towards each other.]]
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[[folder: ''Klaus'']]

Klaus is a pureblood vampire, one of the 'Old Ones' who has never been a human, and he existed long ago before the pyramids were built, which was 2500 B.C. According to him, he fought in the Trojan war and helped cause the downfall of the Roman Empire. In the late 15 century, he lived in a village in Germany, where the people thought that he was the devil himself. Klaus is Nordic in appearance, with electric blue eyes and short, close-cropped, platinum blond hair. He is described as being handsome although his features are often contorted in madness. He wears a dusty long tan coat. Personality-wise, Klaus is extremely deranged, and the line between his evil and his madnesss are very blurry. When pressed, he is deadly serious and reminds everyone about his unfathomable old age, but usually he seems unnaturally chipper, and his evil deeds during Dark Reunion are tinged with irony. He refers to everyone as "sport." He writes "Goodnight, sweetheart" on Vickie's mirror after brutally murdering her and leaving the same song playing in her room. He nearly kills Stefan with the white ash wood spear that was intended for him. His mood changes from cheerful and amused to enraged in seconds. Despite his seemingly erratic and scattered personality, he appears to be a patient and methodical killer capable of elaborate plans. One day, a maid begged for his help to save her dying mistress, Katherine von Swartzschild. Klaus turned her into a vampire and instructed her on how to be malevolent and despotic. Centuries later, Katherine thought that she killed him, but Klaus arrives in Fell's Church, where he helps Tyler become a werewolf. After that, he uses Tyler and his own enhanced vampire powers to play with the Salvatore brothers and their human friends. He murders Sue Carson, a friend of Bonnie and Meredith, and Vickie Bennett in an extremely violent manner. He offers Damon a truce if he will keep out of his way whiles he violently kills Stefan. Klaus also kidnaps Caroline Forbes and holds her hostage as bait to get Stefan to fight him. In the final showdown, all the weapons used against him fail. Stefan bravely faces Klaus in an attempt to battle him and defeat him to protect the people he cares about and the town of Fells Church. However, despite Stefan's bravery, Klaus about almost kills Stefan and also, nearly kills Damon as well until there is an intervention from Elena's spirit, leading an army of Civil War ghosts. The ghosts carry a screaming Klaus away, and his current whereabouts (and state of being) are unknown. Klaus reappears in the Hunters trilogy, in the book Destiny Rising. [[spoiler: Klaus is reborn by Ethan Crane. Klaus awakens all the vampires he turned that are dead and creates an army. Klaus promises to kill Elena and all her friends for revenge. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. When Klaus drinks Elena's blood, he dies for good. It is revealed that Elena is the one that can kill the Old Ones by letting them drink her blood.]]
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[[folder: ''Sage'']]

Sage is a vampire, presumed to be an Old One by Elena, although it is never proven. He is described as being helpful, benevolent and good-hearted. In 'The Return' trilogy, they encounter him and he is a good character. Sage helps Bonnie, Elena, Stefan, and Damon throughout these books. The four soon start to trust him and consider him their friend and ally in the battle. Sage is born during the Iron Age (700 to 500 BC), and is the son of a Fallen Angel and an unknown french woman. For a while, he knew the nature of his father and his mother, but when the woman dies and her soul is damned because the love for the devil, The Celestial Court send him and his father in the Dark Dimension and he become the Guardian of the Gate of the Seven Treasures of Kitsune. Probably here he take, as his "pets", a hellhound named Sabre and a falcon named Talon. The death, and damnation, of the mother left Sage conflicted, torn between his loyalty to his father and his desire to avenge her.
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[[folder: ''Judith Maxwell (Née Gilbert)'']]

Judith is Elena and Margaret's maternal aunt and legal guardian. She is the sister of Elena and Margaret's mother.Judith was born into the Morrow family at an unknown time. She could be strict and anxious sometimes, but was caring and responsible. Judith met a man name Robert Maxwell at some point,and affectionately called him "Bob". He proposed to her, and she accepted his request. She moved in with Elena and her baby sister Margaret right after the death of the girls' parents. She always looks vaguely flustered. She has a thin, mild face and flyaway red hair pushed back untidily. She is engaged to and later marries Robert Maxwell, though she briefly broke the engagement after Elena's death, thinking it was best for Margaret. She is deeply caring and one of the last people Elena talks to before dying the first time. [[spoiler: It is revealed in ''Destiny Rising'' that Judith isn't Elena's or Margaret's biological aunt; she was a very good friend of Elena's mother only, despite having been called "Miss Gilbert" in The Struggle and Dark Reunion.]]
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[[folder: ''Margaret Gilbert'']]

Margaret is the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Gilbert, niece of Judith and Robert Maxwell, and Elena's younger 4 yr old sister. When her parents died, she was only a year old and can barely remember them. Elena considers her to be very innocent and secretly talks to her as a vampire after her death, saying that it is not yet her time to rejoin her deceased parents. She has the platinum white-blond hair, fair, pink skin with peachy cheeks, and very light blue eyes. Margaret is generally cheerful, upbeat and optimistic, and she is empathetic enough to offer Elena Halloween candy when her older sister seems distressed. She likes animals well enough to adopt a kitten, though it turns out to be Katherine von Swartzschild in animal form. Due to her age, she gives little to no evidence of understanding the activities and concerns of her older sister or the other characters. She perceives Elena’s death as her older sister’s having gone to be with their parents. Her parents died when she was around one year old, so she has little memory of them. It is unknown how she spends her time or if she has any friends, as the reader only sees her with Elena or Aunt Judith.
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[[folder: ''Vickie Bennett'']]

Vickie was an acquaintance of Elena, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie, but she was never particularly a part of their inner circle. Physically, she was small with light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She was at the cemetery with Elena when they left the homecoming dance. She had stayed there in the church with Dick Carter, Tyler Smallwood's best friend. She was attacked by Katherine, and that caused her to go insane and she accused Elena of it. Then she is accused of killing Sue because she relapsed after her death and she was the only one present. After her transition away from the "fast crowd," her involvement is considered unlikely. When Bonnie and Meredith go to her house, she catatonically says that the murderer said she is next. She is left under the protection of Damon but is later murdered by Klaus. In Midnight, it was revealed that Vickie was presumably alive and in Fells Church.
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[[folder: ''Tyler Smallwood'']]

Tyler Smallwood is a 18-year-old direct descendant of the Smallwoods that were present at the founding of Fell's Church. Tyler is the stereotypical "jock" type; he is very tall, broad, husky and muscular with jet black hair, pale skin and very dark eyes. He is described as handsome and attractive, although he is rather fleshy. Tyler has fleshy hands and significantly large teeth. Tyler is much taller than Stefan and at least twice as broad. Tyler's family, the Smallwoods, is one founding family of Fell's Church; there appears to be some deep-seated resentment on the part of the Smallwoods over the history of the town's creation. Tyler seems to think that his family is more responsible for the founding than the Fell family, after which the town is named. In the first book, Tyler takes Elena to the graveyard, where she sees his grandfather's grave. Tyler tries to force himself on Elena, but Stefan saves her. Tyler has been antagonistic towards Stefan and Elena ever since. He is later revealed to be a werewolf; it was dormant until he knew how to begin the werewolf gene. Tyler eventually develops a relationship with Caroline Forbes. He is the father of Caroline's unborn babies at the end of The Return: Nightfall. Tyler has a cousin named Caleb Smallwood, who appears in Phantom.
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[[folder: ''Caleb Smallwood'']]

Caleb is a member of the Smallwood Family and a carrier of the werewolf gene. He is an ancestor of Jacob Smallwood and the cousin of Tyler Smallwood. Physically, Caleb is described as having curly blond hair, and blue eyes. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Smallwood. When he was twelve, is father allowed his brother's son, Tyler, to stay with them for a short period of time. A few years later, in 1986, both Mr. Smallwood and his wife died. Later Caleb moved to Fell's Church, at home of his uncles, in early summer, after the "disappearance" of his cousin Tyler, following the fight against Klaus. Suddenly he finds himself having memories of two conflicting realities (one that was real, and one that was made up of fake memories implanted by the Guardians). The reason he retains his real memories is because he is supernatural (not just a dormant werewolf, but also some kind of spellcaster). He sees newspaper articles depicting each reality as well, and determines from them that Elena and her friends know what has happened and why his memories are so conflicting. Hoping that they also know where Tyler is, he begins doing yard work for aunt Judith, hoping to get closer to Elena so that she will tell him everything. In an effort to speed up this process, he casts a spell that makes the group jealous of everyone else, hoping they will turn against each other and reveal what they know. He give Elena, at their first meeting, a rose that has "found" on the porch (probably linked to the spell). He later watches the group during the rescue of Meredith from drowning, at Hot Springs, but runs away when is saw by the girl and Matt.
When Elena goes to the cemetery, to visit her parents, she also sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents, and reveals that he was the one who run away to Hot Springs. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is "evil". Stefan takes Elena to the Caleb's shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. Later Stefan, Meredith and Matt eventually try to confront him in Smallwoods' house, while his aunt and uncle are away, where he reveals his plan. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. As Matt stands guard on the first floor, Meredith regretfully informs Caleb that Tyler killed Sue Carson and that they truly don't know what happened to him. Later, the rose given to Elena by Caleb, will be used to destroy an Original Phantom, that fed the jealousy of the group.
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[[folder: ''Jacob Smallwood'']]

Jacob was the first known member of the Smallwood Family to become a werewolf. He was also a co-founder of Fell's Church. Living in the area near Drowning Creek when Thomas and Honoria Fell arrive in the area and founded Fell's Church; he is also present during the foundation of the city and become one of the Founding Families. On the night of November 12th, after returning from the forest, Jacob was attacked by a werewolf. His wounds were deep, and Honoria Fell tried to treat them with whortleberry and sallow bark, being a witch. She later went to her home and cast her runes, which apparently told her that Jacob would become a wolf himself. Honoria told this to no one but her husband, Thomas. Every night, at the full moon, Jacob became a werewolf, and attacked young girls. On December 20th, Thomas Fell made bullets of silver and, with Honoria, went over to his house. The Fells killed him, and Honoria decided to bury him in the graveyard at the bottom of the hill. Eight and a half months after his death his son was born, inheriting the gene of lycanthropy and transmitting it to the next generations.
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[[folder: ''Zander'']]

Zander is a benevolent Original werewolf who has moonlight-coloured hair, blue eyes, and was very naïve. He became Bonnie McCullough's "admirer", which angered Damon Salvatore and led him to almost beat Zander almost to death. Zander later on becomes the main love interest of Bonnie. Zander was born in the late XX century. Zander is tall, gorgeous, with clear, true blue eyes, and slim torso with well-muscled arms. His features were sharply cut, the eyebrows arched, the cheekbones high, but his mouth was soft and sensual. He has pure white-blond hair. Zander has a noble personality, kind, gentle, compassionate and mature. He is literally Tyler's opposition or another werewolf infected, since they can not control the savagery and anger due to their wolfish nature. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf gene and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows it's on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything, but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension, so as not to confuse him.
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[[folder: ''Jessalyn D'Aubigne'']]
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[[folder: ''Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore'']]
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[[folder: ''Theophilia Flowers'']]

Theophilia or Mrs. Flowers is the owner of the boarding house where Stefan lives. They once thought she was just a crazy old woman. During The Return: Nightfall, she is revealed to be a witch like Bonnie and helps the friends search for Elena in the woods. Mrs. Flowers is said to be over 100 years old. She has grey hair and a smiling face with bright black eyes. She seems to suspect what Stefan is and makes knowing references about things lurking in the woods and jokes about Stefan flying off the roof. It is possible that she has the psychic premonitions. In The Return: Nightfall, Mrs. Flowers reveals to Elena that she became a nurse when she was younger. She then states that she is a witch and has known about Stefan all along. She tells Elena that she has a "soft spot" for him and has decided to help Elena find Stefan, who has gone missing. She helps to cure Matt. Mrs. Flowers is educated in the usage of herbs. She tells Bonnie and Meredith that she used to be a medium or vaudeville and her mother died in 1901. After Elena, Matt, Bonnie and Meredith found Stefan, they took him back to the boarding house and found that Mrs. Flowers had left the front door open. They thought she was crazy to do that since there had been attacks by the cemetery which was near the boarding house. Stefan and Damon returned to Fell's Church after Bonnie summoned Stefan. They hid in the boarding house barn to talk but were interrupted by Mrs. Flowers who bought them refreshments and had Stefan's room ready for him, promising not to speak a word of his return before she left, leaving everyone stunned and confused. While doing her gardening, Stefan, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie asked her where they could hide white-ash wood and she directed them to the location in the woods, confused. Matt returned to Fell's Church and stayed at the boarding house with Mrs. Flowers. Meredith said that they made a solid team. Mrs. Flowers enjoyed Matt's company and cared very much for his safety. They worked with Dr. Alpert and Isobel Saitou 's mother and grandmother. One night Matt went and spied Shinichi with several children, including the Sheriff's niece Rebbecca ( Do not get confued with Rebekah Mikaelson). The sheriff went after them abut did not return, and Matt later saw Rebbecca wearing his shirt as a dress. Matt snatched the sheriff's badge from her and took it back to Mrs. Flowers who tried to see what happened to the sheriff through the badge, but could not see clearly since it hadn't been touching his skin.
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[[folder: ''Shinichi'']]

Shinichi is a magical fox spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon to destroy Fell's Church. With the help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi begins to feel for Elena, soon Shinichi falls deeply inlove with Elena and becomes obsessed with her. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures called Malach to make Damon one of his pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, bringing him under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens of Fall's Church. In his human form, Shinichi looks like a young and beautiful Asian boy with pitch black hair, red all around the tips and golden eyes. In his real fox form, he has more than six tails and black and red fur. His personality is twisted and evil. Shinichi begins to make moves on Elena. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon in order to destroy the entire Fell's Church. With the influence and help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures, which can be the size of a pinhead or big enough to swallow your entire arm, to make Damon one of her pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, making him entirely under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and even kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens of Fell's Church. He and his sister die in The Return: Midnight, after saying that they regret taking the mission to destroy Fell's Church.
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[[folder: ''Misao'']]

Misao is a magical fix spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. She is Shinichi's twin sister. In the beginning of Nightfall, she appeared in Caroline's mirror in her brother's form, and used her bad feelings for Elena to making them sign a contract, which enabled Caroline to get her revenge on Elena and Stefan. Misao possessed Caroline with malach and used her to spread the virus-like creatures in the town, mostly among the young girls. Under their influence, the girls did terrible things to themselves, like home-made piercings and offering sex to the older boys. Although they are brother and sister, Misao has a passionate and sexual attachment to Shinichi, and they share a kiss in the scene where they lure Bonnie, Meredith, Matt, Alaric and Mrs. Flowers into the woods. In her human form, Misao looks like a pretty young Asian girl with long black hair, scarlet all around the tips, and black eyes, while in her fox form she has more than six tails and black and scarlet fur. Her personality is spoiled and arrogant.
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[[folder: ''Thomas Gilbert'']]
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[[folder: ''Elizabeth Gilbert (nee Morrow)'']]
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[[folder: Other Characters]]

!!Lady Ulma

!!Honoria Fell

!!Baron Von Schwarzschild

!!Cristian Sulez

!!Robert Maxwell

!!Gudren

!!Mr. Tanner

!!Sue Carson

!!Ethan Crane

!!Inari

!!Angels/Guardians

* '''Ryannen''': She is the Supreme Judge of the Blonde Guardians, and the more resentful of the Court. She is described as sweet, but her dedication and devotion, she becomes cold and cruel with vampires, because Elena refuses to be part of the guardians. Of the three judges, Ryannen is the most hated by the Protagonists. She has fair hair, almost white. She is not very patient and is very organised but also very bossy.
* '''The Blondes Guardians''': With blue eyes and a thin constitution, which oversee the City of Darkness. They hate the delays and only think about work.
* '''Susurre''': She is the Supreme Judge of the Brown Guardians. She has long dark hair, and really good/nice. Not like the other guadians. She is calm in crisis, the peace keeper. She has patience and is very organised and very warm and welcoming.
* '''The Brown Guardians''': With black skin, curly hair and a lithe physique. They are the kindest and oversee the Underworld.
* '''Idola''': She is the Supreme Judge of the Red Guardians and leader of all the three judges. She has red- hair, and is a real rude most of the time, feisty & mean and sharp. Inconsiderate, independent and doesn’t need saving or protecting.
* '''The Red Guardians''': With short hair and almond green eyes. Are severe and intransigent and are the typical Guardians of the Celestial Court.
* '''Andrés Montez''': He's a human Guardian who lives in Costa Rica.
* '''Javier''': He was a Guardian.
* '''Mylea''': She is one of the Principal Guardians.
* '''Devil/Satan/Lucifer''': He was an angel, but his selfish, prideful and evil nature caused his exile from heaven.
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!!'''Tropes Associated With The Vampire Diaries'''

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[[folder:Shared Tropes]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: Elena and Katherine were both originally blondes in the books. They are brunettes on the show.
* AntiHero: Damon Salvatore.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Damon and Elena have a peculiar relationship.
* BetterAsFriends: Elena decides this about her and Matt. Elena has said that there wasn't any passion in her relationship with Matt.
* BettyAndVeronica: Elena must choose between [[VegetarianVampire Stefan]] (Betty) and the dark, dangerous Damon (Veronica).
* BigBrotherInstinct: Five words: ''"Get away from my brother."''
* BirdsOfAFeather: Damon and Elena. They're both passionate, headstrong, and very protective of the people they love. Elena acknowledges this in both the show and the books.
-->'''Elena''': You and I... we have something. An understanding.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Stefan and Elena.
* CainAndAbel: Stefan and Damon with Stefan as Abel and Damon as Cain.
* CoolTeacher: Alaric Saltzman.
* [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Everyone Looks Sexier If Italian]]: The Salvatore brothers.
* EvilCounterpart: Katherine is this to Elena.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Stefan, who only subsists on animal blood.
* HeelFaceTurn: Damon.
* TheHero: Stefan Salvatore is this trope because he is the male lead of the series and he primarily serves to protect and save everyone, including his hometown of Mystic Falls.
* TheLadyAndTheVamp: Elena being the lady and Stefan being the vampire.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Elena and Katherine.
* {{Nephewism}}: Elena and her brother (sister in the books) both live with their aunt. Their parents died in a car accident (relatively recently before the events of the show; in the books it's more distant).
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Stefan and Damon are cut from this trope, with Stefan as the Noble Male and Damon as the Roguish Male.
* OfficialCouple: Stefan and Elena are the main, canon romantic pairing of the series. The story generally centres around them.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Elena, Bonnie, Caroline, Matt, Tyler, basically all of the teenage characters in the series.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: even between the books and TV series.
** These vampires obey the following baseline rules: They are immortal, don't age, must feed on blood (including {{Vegetarian Vampire}}s), and sire new vampires using the blood exchange method. They have super speed and strength, instant healing (on the show, the book version is much more downplayed) and (according to at least one vampire) cannot have children. They have all three classic fatal weaknesses: sunlight (absent magical protection), wooden stakes, and decapitation, as well as a weakness towards fire. In addition, they cannot enter a home uninvited, can mentally control humans, erase memories, and in the novels, can shapeshift and control animals. (The early episodes implied that Damon was doing something like this with crows, but that has been mostly dropped.)
** The TV version do not have most of the traditional non-fatal weaknesses or telltales: garlic, holy water, crosses, and running water have no effect on them. They have reflections and appear on camera, don't appear abnormally pale, though they display telltale fangs, and bloodshot eyes when feeding. Vampires in the novels are affected by these traditional weaknesses, to varying degrees -- the more human blood a vampire drinks, the more these things affect them.
** While garlic is not fatal or harmful to vampires, another traditional anti-vampire herb called vervain is. It acts as both a natural poison to vampires, and a protecting agent for humans. (Vampires are capable of building up a resistance similar to humans with poison or drugs.)
** In the books, it was said that the stronger the vampire (the more human blood they consumed) the more susceptible they are to traditional vampire weaknesses (garlic, running water, etc.). In the TV series, the opposite is true: the oldest (thus strongest) vampires are capable of surviving even fatal weaknesses like wooden stakes, and can compel or hypnotize other vampires.
*** This is more precise. It regards to the Original vampires only. Age isn't the main thing about it.
** Vampires can run around in the day if a witch spells a piece of jewelry for them to prevent them from burning.
*** The jewelry must be lapis lazuli.
* ParentalAbandonment: Elena's parents died in a car crash she managed to survive.
* PromotionToParent: Elena's aunt, after her parents are killed.
* SiblingRivalry: Damon and Stefan.
* SiblingTriangle: Twice! The first time it didn't end well...
* SiblingYinYang: Damon and Stefan are polar opposites.
* StalkerWithACrush: Damon.
* StarCrossedLovers: Stefan and Elena, most definitely fit this trope. Something is always trying to come between them.
* TheStoic: Stefan.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Stefan and Damon Salvatore, of course.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Damon fits this trope to a T.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Matt, to Elena.
* VampireFiction: Of course.
* VegetarianVampire: Stefan again. He is not as Veggie recently: [[spoiler:In order to fight Katherine and other vampires more powerful than himself he now does drink human blood from blood bank bangs.]]
** And, you know, [[spoiler:obey Klaus' orders to drink directly and savagely from humans.]]
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[[folder:Book-Specific Tropes]]

* ActionGirl: All of the female characters fit this trope: Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith. All of them are involved in all of the action that happens.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Elena, Margaret, Elizabeth Gilbert, Katherine Von Schwarzschild and all of the Guardians are angels.
** In ''TheVampireDiaries'' novel series, angels aka Guardians are benevolent spiritual entities created by human souls who are accepted into heaven. An angel is described as being a divine being of nature, especially those who serve a Supreme Being of life, love, power and strength.
** Although the origin of angels have yet to be explained, based off the fact that the majority of angels were around along with The Old Ones, and the Phantoms.
** It can be assumed that angels have been around since the beginning of life itself. The angels most important in the novels, are members of the Celestial Court.
** The angels/Guardians powers include a.) SuperSenses: they have learned to control of senses of hearing, vision, and smell; b.) {{Telepathy}}: they can communicate non-verbally, using their mental senses; c.) [[TimeMaster Time Manipulation]]: they can go back in time, causing the resurrection of the dead, memory loss, and physical restoration of the damage; d.) [[WingedHumanoid Wings Of Power]]: They have several different wings, all powers given to its from the afterlife; and e.) [[ThePowerOfBlood Sacred Blood]]: It is the ultimate weapon to destroy all the evil creatures of the universe. It's the only thing that can destroy the Old Ones, and prevent their resurrection.
* AlphaBitch: Caroline. Elena in the beginning, but she evolves into a LovableAlphaBitch.
* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: [[spoiler:Elena]]
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:Tyler tries to rape Elena in the first book]]
* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch: How Caroline sees her feud with Elena.
* {{Badass}}: Stefan, Elena, Damon, and Klaus, whom are all vampires all fit this trope. Bonnie is also this trope since she is a powerful psychic/witch. Also, the non-vampires such as Meredith and Matt are all highly capable.
** BadassAdorable: Bonnie. She is a powerful psychic who is a powerhouse and capable of kicking anyone's ass yet she is so sweet, cute, adorable and vulnerable at the same time.
** BadassAbnormal: Stefan, Damon, Katherine, Klaus, Elena and Bonnie are all supernatural beings who possess superhuman abilities. They often use their powers in the action.
** BadassDamsel: Elena may be a damsel but she is more than capable of fighting and standing up for herself and her family/friends when the time calls for it. She is tough, strong, feisty and determined.
** BadassNormal: Meredith, Matt and even Alaric. All are human, but Meredith is a capable fighter who is also a [[VampireHunter vampire slayer]]. Matt is a strong [[LovableJock athlete]] capable of great strength. Alaric is incredibly intelligent, therefore he uses his brains to conduct research and missions.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Elena's relationship with Damon. Despite Elena's strong love for Stefan, Elena has always held a sexual attraction towards Damon and is drawn to Damon's dark, seductive nature and aura. Sometimes she falls into temptation in regards to Damon, but she fights it and remained [[UndyingLoyalty stoically loyal]] to Stefan, regardless of her sexual attraction to Damon.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: In the books we had Elena (''Blonde''), Meredith (''Brunette''), and Bonnie (''Redhead''). On the show series, Elena is Brunette, Bonnie has black hair and is African American. Meredith doesn't exist as of yet.
* BlondesAreEvil: Katherine. She is dangerous, sinister, vengeful, and sociopathic.
* BrainyBrunette: Meredith. She is the smartest of the core group and the most logical and practical. She often gives everyone within the group advice when they are on a mission or orchestrating a plan.
* BreakTheCutie / CorruptTheCutie: Implied to have been what [[spoiler: Klaus did to Katherine during his 'training']].
-->''[[spoiler: Klaus : "What was even stranger was that she never got over you, Salvatore. You especially. She was always drawing unflattering comparisons between us. I tried to beat some sense into her, but it never really worked. Maybe I should have just killed her myself, I don't know. But by then I'd gotten used to having her around. She never was the brightest. But she was good to look at, and she knew how to have fun. I showed her that, how to enjoy the killing. Eventually her brain turned a little, but so what? It wasn't her brains I was keeping her for. "]]''
* CainAndAbel: Stefan and Damon's relationship is built from this trope. Damon, the older brother, is Cain and Stefan, the younger brother, is the Abel. Like Cain, Damon has hated and has always been jealous of Stefan since childhood for a number of reasons. Like Abel, Stefan was considered to be the good soon, the one who was pure of heart and like Cain, Damon was jealous of Abel because of it.
** First, Damon believes that Stefan is responsible for the death of their mother because their mother had died a few years after Stefan's birth. Although this isn't Stefan's fault, Damon blames Stefan for the death of their mother.
** Second, Damon has always been jealous of Stefan because Stefan was always the favoured child, not just with their father Giuseppe, but with everyone else as well.
** Stefan has always been the good, ideal and obedient son who is described to be noble, honourable, good-hearted and pure of heart. Damon, on the other hand, was viewed as the "ne'er do well son, who was rebellious, selfish, sadistic, unkind, uncaring, impulsive, sociopathic and unsympathetic.
** Out of jealousy, Damon had made it his life's mission to physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually damage and torment Stefan and make his life a living Hell. He has threatened Stefan on numerous occasions and has threatened to kill Stefan.
** Like Cain did to Abel, Damon did end up killing Stefan during a sword fight after he stabbed Stefan in the heart. This caused Stefan to transform into a vampire.
* TheDitz: Bonnie.
* FaceHeelTurn: Katherine. She went from being a kind, gentle, sweet and vulnerable girl to a vengeful, sadistic, crazy and evil person who sought out to get revenge on Stefan, Elena and Damon. Most of the change in Katherine's personality had to do with [[CorruptTheCutie Klaus' influence on her]]. However, at the end of the book series, Katherine [[HeelFaceTurn changes her ways]] and becomes a much kinder, less selfish person [[spoiler: especially towards Elena, who turns out to be her half-sister]].
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Stefan
** TheLancer: Damon
** TheSmartGuy: Meredith
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Guy / The Big Girl]]: Matt / Bonnie
** TheChick: Elena
** TheSixthRanger: Caroline (only in the Original trilogy)
* TheHeart: Elena is the center of the series. She is the one who brings everyone together and tries to get everyone, despite their differing agendas, to realize that there is more at stake then their personal vendettas.
* [[TheHero Hero]]: Stefan is the hero of the series, opposite the heroine, Elena. He is the male lead character.
* [[TheHero Heroine]]: Elena is the heroine of the series, opposite the hero, Stefan. She is the main protagonist and the main female character.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Stefan and Matt; Elena, Bonnie and Meredith.
* IceQueen: In the beginning, Elena was described to be [[{{Jerkass}} cold]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[SpoiledBrat spoiled]], [[{{Narcissist}} vain]], [[{{Pride}} proud and conceited]]. In fact, Elena's nickname was ''Ice Princess'' or ''Snow Princess'', because she was generally standoffish and icy towards others. She was considered to be the resident AlphaBitch, who had it all. However, Elena begins to [[DefrostingIceQueen change into a much kinder, caring, compassionate and giving person]] after she meets and falls in love with Stefan.
* Immortality: All of the vampires within the series (Stefan, Damon, Katherine, Klaus and Elena, at one point):
** All of them are Type V: [[TheUndead Undead]]
** They are also Type X: LifeDrinker
* JerkJock: Tyler Smallwood. As opposed to Stefan and Matt, whom are both LovableJock's, Tyler is a {{Jerkass}} athlete and he spends most of his time picking on Stefan, because he is jealous of Stefan's star athleticism.
* TheLeader:
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: In ''Destiny Rising'', it was revealed that Katherine is in fact the long lost half sister of Elena and Margaret. They all share the same birth mother, Elizabeth, who was a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardian]].]]
* MoralityChain: Both Elena and Bonnie are this for Damon. Elena makes Damon become more protective and Bonnie brings out a much more gentle, human side of Damon.
** Although Elena does make Damon less immoral, Bonnie is really the strongest influence on Damon. Damon's motivations towards Elena are primarily selfish, while Damon's motivations and intentions with Bonnie are more selfless in nature.
* MoralityPet: Bonnie is this for Damon. Bonnie frequently prevents Damon from committing immoral acts. She brings out the much gentler, protective and more caring side of Damon; she brings out Damon's humanity much more than Elena ever did or could. Damon has even cried when Bonnie was kidnapped in ''Midnight''. The author (L.J. Smith) has mentioned on more than one occasion that Bonnie is Damon's "weak/soft spot".
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Stefan and Damon were built from this trope.
* PapaWolf: Damon, especially in regards to Bonnie. Damon is very protective of Bonnie and will hurt or attack anyone that harms her in any way.
* ThePowerOfLove: In regards to Stefan and Elena's love story.
** Their love is what brought Stefan and Elena back to life spiritually and emotionally. Both of them were living but felt dead on the inside.
** It has also transformed Damon as a person. Stefan and Elena as a united force have managed to transform or change Damon from a sociopathic, cold-hearted, unkind, uncaring and cruel person to an individual who became much more capable of feeling compassion. An example of this is Damon showing softer, protective and caring qualities towards Bonnie. Due to Stefan and Elena's influence both separately and as a couple, they have had an effect on Damon's "redemption".
** Their love has managed to bring Stefan into the light amongst the humans and out of the shadows. He has also learned to love and accept himself as a vampire.
** After meeting Stefan, Elena transformed from a cold, vain and selfish [[IceQueen ''Ice Princess'']], into a much warmer, kinder, caring and compassionate person who became much more selfless and self-sacrificing.
** Also, their love was what most likely brought Elena back from the afterlife in ''Dark Reunion''.
** Stefan and Elena's love for each other has managed to transform and redeem characters, most notably Damon.
** The power and strength of Stefan and Elena has also managed to defeat many villains, dangers, chaos, and has kept the town of Fells Church safe.
** Stefan and Elena have brought everyone together, including Damon, for a common purpose to fight evil forces.
* ReincarnationRomance: Elena has this type of relationship with Stefan. Elena and Stefan share a love so deep, strong, and powerful that it has overcome basically everything bad that has happened. Not even death could keep the two apart; [[spoiler: this happens in Dark Reunion, when Elena is a spirit of the afterlife after she had died sacrificing her life to save Stefan and Damon from Katherine killing them all. At the end of Dark Reunion, Elena comes back from the afterlife and happily reunites with Stefan.]] It has been revealed in "Shadow Souls" that Elena and Stefan bound by the RedStringOfFate. The two have endured many struggles, issues and chaos that have tried to come between them. Nevertheless, their love is so strong that it has managed to conquer all of the obstacles that have been thrown at them throughout the series.
* [[RedStringOfFate Soulmate Principle / Silver Cord Principle]]: In this specific novel series, the equivalent of the ancient theory of the RedStringOfFate is the Soulmate Principle, which instead of a red string linking two destined lovers from pinky to pinky, a silver cord is used to link two destined lovers heart to heart. Elena is bound to Stefan by a silver cord, which links them together heart-to-heart or soul to soul. This implies that Elena and Stefan are destined soul mates and are each other's OneTrueLove. While falling into a lucid dream and having an out of body experience in ''Shadow Souls'', Elena realizes that she has one of these with Stefan, either a silver cord from heart to heart, or a red string from pinky to pinky. It turns out to be the former, and she this special silver cord, which links Stefan and Elena's souls together, to travel to him in order to see him in the prison in the Dark Dimension.
** ''The Soulmate Principle'' is an ancient theory frequently used in most of L.J. Smith's trilogies and series, including the ''Night World'' series, ''TheSecretCircle'' series and ''TheVampireDiaries'' series. It is the theory that two people who are true Soul mates are connected by a 'silver cord' only visible to the soul mates themselves. Through the silver cord, the soul mates can feel what each other are feeling if the person concentrates. The strength of the connection varies. Some soul mates know instantly that something is amiss - or that they are connected to the other person - by a simple touch, a spark of electricity that travels from one to the other, but for some soul mates it takes years to figure it out. Exchanging blood is one way for a person to find out they are soul mates with someone else. Soul mates can enter each other's mind and see their memories, thoughts, and feelings. Thoughts and memories can be blocked, but it takes concentration. If the concentration lapse during the time that one person is in someone else's mind, the blocks will fall down to allow the other person to see everything. The whole ''Night World'' series is based on the soulmate principle but it is also used in ''The Vampire Diaries'' and ''The Secret Circle'' series. This is the idea that for everyone in the world, there is a soulmate. You don't have to look like your Soulmate, act like them, be the same age as them; heck, you don't even have to like them, but from the moment you meet them, you know that you'll never be completely happy without them.
** Each living creature in the universe has a Soulmate, which means that there are pairs of people that are tailor made to be together. Everyone experiences it differently, so the best way to describe it is a strong connection that feels almost like a gravitational pull. Some Soulmates can sense when their other half is in danger or in pain, while others can communicate with each other telepathically. The easiest way to tell if two people are Soulmates will be the presence of a translucent silver cord linking their bodies when they discover each other. Once Soulmates discover each other, they will never be completely happy without the other by their side. No matter how much distance they put between each other, they will always end up back together again by fate. Soulmates could be best friends, perfect strangers, or even mortal enemies; the Soulmate Principle does not discriminate.
** It is the ancient theory that somewhere out there there is a person that is right for you, perfect. Once you meet that person, and know that they are your soulmate, you can't love another. It is the strongest bond between any two people, so strong they can read eachother's minds.
** It is also a defined as a bizarre law that governs the destiny of two people (no matter what creature they are: vampire, witch, human, etc.) Fate and destiny brings them together because they belong together. They are connected by an invisible, silver electric thread which cannot be broken.
* TheRival: Caroline, to Elena.
* ShipTease: Damon and Bonnie. The two have had a relationship brewing since the very start of the series. In fact, Bonnie was the first character whom Damon had met immediately after he had came to Fells Church. Over the course of the series, there have been many implications that Bonnie was in love with Damon or at least harboured deep, strong feelings for him. It was also evident that Damon had deep feelings and had a strong affection for Bonnie. Damon would be highly protective of Bonnie and Bonnie would be very understanding of Damon, despite his immorality. Damon and Bonnie's relationship reached a head in ''The Return'' trilogy, [[spoiler: when Damon [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed his life]] in order to save Bonnie from dying when he prevented Bonnie from falling to her death and got stabbed in the heart by a poisonous tree branch.]] However, despite everything that Bonnie and Damon went through, [[spoiler: Bonnie meets and falls in love with a werewolf named Zander and Bonnie's relationship with Damon is completely [[{{Retcon}} retconned]], much to the [[FanPreferredCouple Bamon shippers]] dismay.]] To make matters worse, [[spoiler: Bonnie ends up with Zander and Damon ends up alone.]]
* SixStudentClique:
** The Head: Stefan
** The Muscle: Matt
** The Pretty One: Elena
** The Quirk: Bonnie
** The Smart One: Meredith
** The Wild One: Either Caroline / Tyler / or Damon
* SpoiledSweet: Elena. She is spoiled and she seems to get everything that she wants including attention, boys, status and popularity. She will go out of her way to get something, no matter what.
* StarCrossedLovers: Elena and Stefan are the epitome of this trope. Throughout the series, both Elena and Stefan constantly fight to be together and stay together, but many obstacles have tried to come between them. Something ...or someone is almost always trying to tear these two young lovers apart.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The books have Meredith (smart, logical) as the wife, Elena (vain, desirable) as the seductress and Bonnie (sweet, naive, ditzy) as the child.
* VeinOVision: [[spoiler:Elena after turning into a vampire.]]
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[[folder:Show-Specific Tropes]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Brave New World" centers Caroline and her becoming a vampire. The appropriately named "Katerina" is about Katherine's backstory.
* AbusiveParents: Mikael is this to Klaus. To a lesser extent, Giuseppe Salvatore to Damon.
* ActingForTwo: Nina Dobrev is currently playing the show's main character Elena and one of the antagonists, Katherine.
* ActionGirl: Bonnie, Caroline, and now [[spoiler:Elena]] qualify. As well as Katherine.
* ActionSurvivor: Elena is pretty competent while trying to defend herself. For example, when a strange vampire is trying to kill her, she stabs him with pencils - repeatedly - and then breaks a mop over her knee to try to stake him, and when a werewolf attacks her, she instantly sticks a knife into his gut. She's also adept at using her surroundings while trying to run away if pursued by a supernatural. [[spoiler: This is magnified in Season 4 after she transitions. She goes so far as to kill Connor to protect her brother.]]
* ActorAllusion: Mia Kirshner, who plays a vampire, also starred in the early 90's series ''Dracula''.
** Jack Coleman plays [[{{Heroes}} the father of a blond-haired girl with supernatural powers.]] He also hunts people with similar supernatural powers.
* ActorSharedBackground: Katherine is originally Bulgarian. So is Nina Dobrev.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Elena was blonde and blue-eyed in the books, but in the show is played by a brunette, brown-eyed actress.
** This extends to Caroline, who was a brunette in the books.
* AdultsAreUseless: The one teacher we see at the school has zero understanding for Elena or Jeremy despite their loss; Elena's aunt is clueless; even after Vicki is attacked, her parents are nowhere to be seen, and her brother's the only one at her bedside in the hospital.
** The founder's council is also not all that useful. When the most competent member of the town's anti-vampire defense force is [[spoiler:''[[TheMole Damon]]'']] there is a problem.
** Subverted with Alaric.
** Also subverted with Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood, [[spoiler:as of season three.]]
** Also subverted with [[spoiler:Professor Shane as of Season 4.]]
* AffectionateParody: [[http://www.thomas-galvin.com/blog/?cat=32 These ones]]. Even Julie Plec reads them.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Damon is the epitome of this trope. He loves Elena, she doesn't love him back. He loves Katherine, who also doesn't love him back, but instead loves Stefan. Who is in love with Elena.
** Subverted [[spoiler: in Season Four when Elena transitions and admits to Stefan that her feelings for Damon have been magnified. This causes a mutual break up.]]
* AllOfThem : When [[spoiler:Jeremy asks Bonnie how much of the dead witches' energy she'll need to kill Klaus]], this is her answer.
* AlphaBitch: Caroline initially appears to be one of these, but her image is gradually softened as the show goes on.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Caroline feels this way about Elena early in the show.
** It is implied that Damon also feels this way about Stefan.
* AnchoredShip: Elena and Stefan. Almost constantly.
* AndIMustScream: What happens to a vampire when starved of blood. Their skin desiccates and their muscles atrophy, leaving them paralyzed, essentially mummified, and ''completely conscious''.
* AntiVillain: Elijah and Stefan in season 3.
* AnyoneCanDie: Numerous examples, from recurring characters to main cast. There USED to be a list here, and over the first two seasons, it grew too long to be manageable.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: In the first season Stefan initially disbelieves in Alaric's resurrection ring, despite the fact that he is ''currently wearing'' a magical ring of his own.
** There's also Damon's kneejerk reaction that werewolves aren't real in season 2.
* AscendedExtra: Vicki, Elena's Aunt Jenna, and arguably Caroline. She had a fairly large role in the books, in the show she's an entirely different character.
** Elijah as an extreme example. Julie Plec admits that Daniel Gillies performance and the pull of Elijah's character inspired the writers to make the Originals un-killable to keep him around. And he was originally just a "foot soldier" before being made into Klaus's brother.
* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: Damon.
* AssholeVictim: Mr. Tanner.
* BachelorAuction: In Season One's A Few Good Men
* {{Badass}}: almost every vampire in the show, but especially Damon, Stefan, Pearl, and Katherine. Add [[spoiler:Elijah.]]
** Bonnie. Elena gets her moments, especially [[spoiler:when she snaps Connor's neck.]]. Caroline had one in the second episode.
* BadassAdorable: Anna
** After what she did in ''Killed or be Killed'' [[spoiler:beating up Mason Lockwood and rescuing Damon, Stefan and Elena]] and [[spoiler:preventing Tyler Lockwood from killing innocent people when he first changed into a werewolf]] in ''By the Light of the Moon'', Caroline is definitely a Badass.
* BadassFamily: The Originals. Also doubles as a BigScrewedUpFamily.
* BadassGay: Caroline's father.
* BadassNormal: Alaric, Bill, and Jeremy. Elena is not technically Normal but because she is BlessedWithSuck she probably falls under this as well.
* BatmanGambit: Katherine begs Damon to NOT kill Elijah stating that since Elijah had compelled her to stay in the tomb, his death would keep her trapped permanently. [[spoiler:Elijah gets killed. Then Damon finds out that Elijah's death actually cancels the compulsion he gave Katherine. So Elijah's death = Katherine's freedom]]. Brilliantly played!
** Stefan pulls one off in "Family Ties". He gives Caroline a drink with vervain in figuring that Damon would try to drink her blood. When Damon tries to kill her, he ends up drinking poison.
* BeatStillMyHeart: the best way to kill a Vampire/werewolf hybrid.
* BerserkButton: if you like having a little brother, don't tell Damon that you prefer Stefan.
* BetaCouple: Caroline and Matt were one to [[OfficialCouple Stefan and Elena]]. Possibly subverted as it was always made pretty clear he still had a thing for Elena. A more traditional BetaCouple would be Alaric and Jenna.
** Season 2 has two Beta Triangles to the main Stefan-Elena-Damon one: Tyler-Caroline-Matt and Jeremy-Bonnie-Luka.
* BettyAndVeronica:
** Both Salvatore brothers are torn between [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Elena]] and [[FemmeFatale Katherine]].
** Caroline has had relationships (of some kind) with both [[HandsomeDevil Damon]] (Veronica) and [[DoggedNiceGuy Matt]] (Betty).
*** A better example would be [[TroubledButCute Tyler]] and [[DoggedNiceGuy Matt]] for Caroline, but its kind of hard to decide who is the Betty and who is the Veronica of these two.
*** In Season 3, Caroline is again in a love triangle, with Tyler as the Betty and Klaus as the Veronica.
** Jeremy with [[GoodBadGirl Vicki]] and [[BadassAdorable Anna]].
** Bonnie with Jeremy and [[CapuletCounterpart Luka]].
** Jeremy is a nice guy with bouts of irresponsibility while Luka also comes across as a "nice guy" while secretly being a "bad boy."
** Jeremy with Anna (who has taken on more Betty attributes) and Bonnie (who is more Veronica like) in Season 3. It doesn't turn out well for either of them because [[spoiler: Anna is sent away and Bonnie breaks up with Jeremy]]
* BigBad: In season one it is a BigBadDuumvirate with Jonathan Gilbert and Richard Lockwood.
** Season two has Klaus Mikaelson.
** Season three Klaus again but it turns into a BigBadEnsemble with his mother Esther.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Originals. Let's face it, any family where Klaus carries his family around the world in coffins after sticking daggers in their hearts [[spoiler:and their mother wants to kill off her children]] qualifies.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Damon and Elena; Damon and Rose.
* BlackBestFriend: Bonnie, in the show.
** ButNotTooBlack: Katerina Graham is only slightly darker than Caucasian Nina Dobrev, with green eyes and predominantly Caucasoid facial features.
*** Katerina is only half-black and Jewish on one side
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Played straight in the sense of TokenMinority characters having [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality extremely high mortality rates]] compared to white ones. Averted by the fact that the [[RedShirt first person]] to die in the series is actually white. So far Asian characters have a 100% mortality rate, black characters have a 75% mortality rate, and a mortality rate of less than 10% for white characters. In fact, the only black character left alive in the series (not including ones that were DeadToBeginWith) is Bonnie.
** Getting closer to 95% black character mortality rate with Gloria's death.
** Not to mention [[spoiler:Connor. There's also Tyler and Hayley's hybrid friend, Chris.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Bonnie, especially in Season 1. She's a witch, but apart from mind-whammying Damon, using any of her other powers mainly seem to cause her to loose consciousness. Either that or they don't work.
** And [[spoiler:Elena whose only power is to look like one of her ancestor, thus making her wanted dead by the oldest vampire ever and immune to any ''protection'' spell that's supposed to work on humans.]]
*** However this does come in handy [[spoiler: when she is able to activate Alaric's ring by killing him when was dying from a wound her may not have been able to heal from.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: DependingOnTheWriter, Damon might have this; he's a vampire, the natural predator of humanity, and thus can be severely out of step with what Elena and co. consider acceptable behavior. Perhaps most notably, when Elena asked him to remove Jeremy's memory of Vicki's death and he... went overboard, so to speak, he genuinely did not see why she was upset.
** It's also been stated outright several times that vampires can "turn off" their humanity, like a switch: freeing them from negative or connective emotions like fear, love, or guilt. This explains a ''lot'', such as the lack of {{Wangst}}. Stefan leaves his humanity "on" all the time, Isobel leaves hers completely off most of the time. Damon's humanity is "off" at the start of the series, but he's turned it "on" somewhere around the end of Season 1.
*** Later played with when Rose (who is 500 years old and one of the more experienced vampires on the show) claims that the ability to shut off their emotions fades with age.
* BodyHorror: The werewolf transformation in 2x11 takes a big cue from ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', and is preceded by a ton of audible joint dislocations.
* BodySnatcher: Klaus possesses Alaric for a little while. Previously Emily Bennet does this to Bonnie.
* {{Briarpatching}}: Successfully used and lampshaded.
-->'''[[spoiler:Katherine]]:''' [[spoiler:I knew if I begged you not to kill him, that's exactly what you'd do.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: Some people get this feeling from Klaus and Rebekah.
* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: A gun that fires little tiny stakes may sound really neat, but the writers seems to be unaware of the fact that guns work by slamming a firing pin into a metal case filled with a combustible material, creating a small explosion enclosed and focused by the chamber and barrel. This explosion is strong enough to deform a hunk of '''lead''' and force it into the rifling.
** Potentially the bullets are merely wood-tipped and not consisting solely of wood. Or they could be shot from an airgun.
** Bullets actually have been made of wood in the past - one section of the Geneva Convention agreement specifically bans the use of wooden bullets, because of the fact that they shatter on impact and cause horrific injuries.
* BullyingADragon: Why don't people learn that annoying Damon Salvatore just isn't a good idea...?
** Damon himself is actually a much worse as a perpetrator of this trope than as its target. Thus far he's tried directly physically challenging Lexi and Pearl, both of whom are older and the latter of whom responded by gouging out his eyes. He repeatedly antagonized Katherine even though there was nothing stopping her from hurting them back (for example, [[spoiler:compelling Jenna to stab herself]], good job Damon). He threatened Jules the one night of the month it was a terrible idea to threaten a werewolf. And he picked a fight with ''Elijah'', even though as an Original he could knock Damon's head off with one punch.
*** Then again, despite Jules pointing out that on any other night of the year Damon ''is'' stronger than her, she too continued to arrogantly posture and threaten him afterwards, and the disdain of older vampires for younger vampires threatening them seems a little arrogant in of itself; humans have pretty easily taken out centuries old vamps, and really all you need to do is not fight with the marquess of queensbury rules and the so called dragons are no great threat. Given most vampires seem to enjoy talking about how they could easily kill the person who threatens them and so leaves them in place out of arrogant confidence, it doesn't seem to detriment anyone all that much.
** Klaus. Good God, anyone trying to use/play/betray Klaus or any of the other Originals has a freaking death wish.
* TheBusCameBack: Vicki and Anna return as ghosts that can only be seen by Jeremy. Later, [[spoiler:Matt]] can see Vicki.
* ByronicHero: Let's see, Damon hates most of the characters in the show, has great panache, is very cynical, certainly has a DarkAndTroubledPast, is [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor sometimes]] redeemable by [[PowerOfLove Elena]] and is a vampire.
* CainandAbel: Damon and Stefan. Paralleled in flashbacks by [[spoiler:Klaus and Elijah.]]
* CaptainsLog: The first few episodes of the show started and ended with bits from Elena's diaries.
* CartwrightCurse: To put it in his own words.
-->'''Jeremy:''' You know I don't have the best of luck in the girlfriend department.
** Alaric.
* TheCasanova: Damon, especially when doing his 'flirty eye thing'.
* CastFromHitPoints: Witch's spells appear to take a severe toll on the body. To the point where it sometimes seems that Bonnie can't do anything useful (except mind whammy Damon) without knocking herself out.
* TheCastShowOff: Candice Accola singing in "The House Guest".
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Experienced hunters can resist compulsion, especially if they've had training.
* TheCheerleader: Elena, Bonnie, and Caroline all start the show as cheerleaders and all quit for various reasons.
* ChekhovsGun: Damon tries to dispose of a body with a flamethrower. It doesn't work, but the weapon comes in quite handy later in the episode.
** [[spoiler: Meredith's stash of blood]] in the Season 3 Finale
** Elena's necklace becomes very important in Season 3 after two seasons of just being a way to prevent compulsion.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Used often enough in the show to suspect at least some AuthorAppeal.
** Damon tortures Mason to get information out of him [[spoiler:and then kills.]]
** Brady does this with Caroline in "Daddy Issues".
** Jules with Damon in "Crying Wolf". Damon acknowledges the {{irony}}.
** In the Season 3 premiere we see Stefan torturing a werewolf by chaining him to a wall over a dart board and throwing darts at him that have been dipped in wolfsbane.
* ConversationCasualty: A sympathetic version. Rose is already dying, having been bitten by a werewolf; Damon gives her a DyingDream of her human life centuries ago, during which he challenges her to a race. He stakes her during the countdown.
* CoolBigSis: Elena is one to Jeremy in the show.
** Jenna to her niece and nephew.
* CorruptTheCutie: Damon tries this to pretty much everyone in the show, but particularly Stefan, Elena, and Caroline. Katherine also does this to Damon and Stefan.
* Commuting On A Bus: Bonnie increasingly is absent from episodes, or has scenes where her only "appearance" is a phone-call.
* CrazyPrepared: Katherine after Damon wrecks the plan she's been working on for several episodes: "Do you honestly think I don't have a Plan B? And a Plan C if that fails, and then...well, you know how the alphabet goes."
* CulturalTranslation: Stefan, Damon, and Katherine were all from Renaissance Europe in the books. The brothers are from from the Civil War era in the show.
* DanceOfRomance: Damon and Elena in "Miss Mystic Falls".
* DarkMistress: Damon and Stefan were the male versions of this for Katherine when they were human.
* DawsonCasting: The mostly teenage cast is played by actors in their 20s, making some casting choices downright bizarre. The actors who play the Gilberts are only one year apart, starting with Nina Dobrev (20), Steven R. Mc Queen (21), and [[PlayingGertrude Sarah Canning (22).]] And to top it off, [[ADifferentWorld Whitley Gilbert]] (48) a grandma?!
** This is made extra weird by the casting of John Anders (born 1981) as [[spoiler: Elena's [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother father]], John Gilbert.]] Isobel, who is supposed to be younger than him even without being a vampire, is played 35-year-old Mia Kirshner.
* DeadpanSnarker: Damon and Caroline, mostly. Elena is quickly catching up.
** Her fatalism is showing, and she ''is'' related to Katherine.
** Stefan also sometimes has a dry sense of humor.
* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler:Emily]] the witch.
* DeathIsCheap: Every single main character has died at least once over the show's course (or were dead to begin with, as it's, you know, a show about vampires) and it's only in its third season. Very few did permanently.
* DeathIsNotPermanent: [[spoiler:As long as you have a magical ring that resurrects you if your death had a supernatural element (e.g., neck snapped by a vampire) and are not supernatural yourself. There are only two in the series, however; Alaric has one, and Jeremy inherited Uncle John's.]]
* DepravedBisexual: Isobel is heavily implied to be one. She keeps a sex slave of each sex. Moreover, both are mind-controlled. The male is actually gay, and would presumably be repulsed if he were not mind-controlled, making this all the more squicky.
* DisappearedDad: In the show, Caroline has the "Gay Dad" variety.
** There's also Elena's biological father.
*** As of "Isobel", we now know that it's John Gilbert.
* DistressedDamsel: Yes, Elena may try to be an ActionGirl within the limits of human ability [[spoiler: until recently]], but she is also nearly constantly being threatened and/or kidnapped to enrage Stefan and Damon. Justified as she is pretty much the only main character who doesn't have any sort of magic ability.
** Caroline also filled this role, especially in early Season 1, but since she TookALevelInBadass, not so much...
* {{Doppelganger}}: Elena is specifically called Katherine's doppelganger. They are both "Petrova" doppelgangers.
* DominoRevelation: First we learn about vampires, then witches, and eventually werewolves and hybrids.
** Well Bonnie's witchhood was brought up in the first episode where werewolves didn't come up until season 2.
* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: some of the relationships in the show involve one person being [[MindControl compelled]] by the other, à la Caroline and Damon.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While Alaric is [[spoiler: training Elena on how to kill a vampire after she is attacked and almost killed by a compelled Stefan, he mentions that her reason for this is because "Stefan hurt you, and you don't ever want that to happen again". This as well as a few other mentions of vampires "taking what they want without regard to anyone else" and "finding a reason to get out of bed in the morning" seems to compare his actions more to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] than a bite.]]
* DreamSequence: Stefan has one in which Elena is bitten by Damon. Damon finds this hilarious.
** Damon himself causes it - as he does a dream where Elena finds herself kissing him. She screams in horror when she discovers this and throws herself across the room.
** Katherine does this several times to Stefan. He has dreams involving him and Katherine doing the dance in 'Miss Mystic Falls' (which was done by his brother and Elena), and a dream with Elena and Damon kissing and acting like cute little love birds. Due to the popularity of Elena/Damon this was presumably partly to provide ShipTease.
* DrivenToSuicide: Happens a bit too often with [[spoiler:the Salvatore brothers]] but always averted. First [[spoiler:both of them]] wanted to die instead of drinking human blood and becoming vampires. [[spoiler:Stefan changed his mind and conned Damon into following suit]]. Then when [[spoiler:Stefan]] "fell off the wagon" and started drinking human blood again... well, that didn't work either.
** And in the first season finale [[spoiler:Jeremy]]. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Sort of]].
*** According to the Season 4 premiere, [[spoiler: Elena's]] actions in the S3 finale were a result of this.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Poor Pearl]]. She was such a cool character it's a shame she died like this.
* DrowningMySorrows: Damon often resorts to this.
* DumbBlonde: [[SubvertedTrope Somewhat subverted]] with Caroline. She's never been stupid, just fashion and social status-oriented, but she's stereotyped as shallow and dumb. (She herself worries about this.) Listen to her reel off a list of her extracurriculars in "Miss Mystic Falls".
* DysfunctionJunction: There are a lot of interpersonal problems between the main characters.
* EasilyForgiven: Damon. Over and over again.
* EconomyCast
* EnemyMine: Damon will take a break from harassing Stefan if there's a bigger threat, or if it's in his interest.
** If the promo for "Before Sunset" is any indication the brothers will work with [[spoiler: Klaus]] to stop [[spoiler: Alaric]]
* EnterStageWindow: The constant stream of vampires coming into Elena's room via the window.
** In 02x02 Matt does this to Caroline [[RuleOfCool for no apparent reason]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Nina Dobrev has chemistry with every actor on the show... including herself.
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: Caroline after first becoming a vampire. Dropped after a few weeks when writers decided it was ridiculous.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Pearl's]] method of showing [[spoiler:Damon]] who was in charge was to gouge out the character's eyes.
* FakeAmerican: Elena is played by Bulgarian-born Canadian Nina Dobrev
** Several of the originals (at least Klaus, Rebekah, and Kol plus the dead son Henrick) were born in the New World, making them and are not played by American actors
* FakeBrit: In universe the originals have British accents despite being Scandinavian. Klaus is played by real Brit Joseph Morgan and Rebekah is played by Australian Claire Holt
** Also keep in mind that the originals all have different accents. Most notably Klaus has a Welsh accent, Rebekah has a London accent, and Elijah has an American accent and Kol has an Australian accent.
* [[FakeNationality Fake Ethnicity]]: Hispanic Michael Trevino plays the white Tyler Lockwood who is descended from Native Americans.
* FakeMemories: Used often; the plot practically runs on this one. At points in Season 1 it seemed that Caroline's brain was going to melt out of her ears with the frequency that she was being mind wiped by Damon. It's still not that clear what exactly she knew when.
* FakeWeakness: Werewolves and silver. Turns out it's more than "fake;" silver actually jumpstarts their HealingFactor.
* FatalFlaw: Damon's impulsiveness, and Stefan's inability to control his addiction to human blood whenever he has even a little.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Vampires mummify when deprived of blood for an extended period of time, but until that happens they are in an extreme state of hunger and agony. This was presumed to be the fate of [[spoiler:Katherine and 26 other vamps.]]
* FiveManBand: (Season 1 & 2)
** TheHero - Stefan
** TheLancer - Damon
** TheSmartGuy - Bonnie
** TheBigGuy - Surprisingly, Caroline.
** TheChick - Elena
* FlashStep: Given the actually pretty cool [[FanNickname nickname]] "Stealth-Salvatore" in the Television Without Pity reviews.
* FlatWhat: Jenna's reaction upon learning that spoiler:John Gilbert is Elena's father.
* FoodChainOfEvil: [[spoiler:Mikael, the hunter whose mere name sends Klaus running, appears to be a vampire, but feeds off of vampires.]]
* FoolForLove: Damon, first for Katherine, and now for Elena.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Vicki & Matt,Jeremy & Elena, and Damon & Stefan.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "The Turning Point", there is a shot of Tyler standing in front of a full moon: the first hint that he's a werewolf
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Weirdly zig-zagged. Despite only appearing in one episode, Lexi has been mentioned by Stefan several times since her death. However, Stefan was never shown to go through any grief or mourning and forgave Damon [[EasilyForgiven rather easily]] for her death.
** She has since appeared in flashbacks, and Stefan admits the reason he doesn't talk about her much is that it brings up memories of her death. Sounds like he's repressing.
* ForTheEvulz: The motivation for a most of Damon Salvatore's actions though it is just a facade.
** Stefan was told by Klaus to stop Damon from tracking them but Stefan [[spoiler:killed Damon's girlfriend Andie just for the hell of it.]] It could be just to prove a point to stay the hell away from him and Klaus.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Lexi, Stefan, and Caroline.
** Several other vampires feed on blood from a blood bank, or feed on humans but only rarely and lightly from any individual in a deliberate attempt to avoid endangering them. Most vampires who do so do it out of prudence (leaving bodies lying around all over the place would endanger TheMasquerade) rather than humanitarianism.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Damon and Rose, apparently.
* FromBadToWorse: Damon says a variation of this in Season 2, Episode 21.
-->'''Damon:''' It gets worse.\\
'''John Gilbert:''' How can it possibly get worse?
* FullyEmbracedFiend: Vampires can actually shut off their feelings of guilt. This, along with living it up and making his brother's life a living hell, is [[ItsWhatIDo what Damon Salvatore does]]. [[spoiler:At least until the end of Season 1.]]
** It's implied that this ability [[spoiler:fades with age, but older vampires have either become true sociopaths, or delude themselves into believing that it is permanent so that they can live with the guilt]].
* FurAgainstFang: although not everyone involved likes it.
* GaiasVengeance: Suggested with Damon mocking of Stefan's eating habits
-->Aren't you worried that one day all the forest animals are going to band together and fight back? I mean, surely they talk.
* GambitPileup: In ''Homecoming'', almost every single character has their own plan and agenda.
* GenderFlip: In the books, Elena had a younger sister, in the show it's a younger brother. The boarding house Stefan stayed in was also owned by an elderly woman instead of Stefan's and Damon's "uncle."
** A MUCH younger sister. She's 4.
* GenreSavvy: Matt develops this in "We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes" when he realizes that anybody who shows up in Mystic Falls knowing anything about the supernatural is usually some sort of threat.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Whenever there's a flashback to the Civil War Era, you're guaranteed to find at least one of these especially on Katherine or Pearl.
* GrandTheftMe: Happens once in all the seasons so far:
** Emily possessed Bonnie in Season 1.
** Klaus possessed Alaric in Season 2.
** And now [[spoiler: Esther]] possess [[spoiler: Rebekah]] in Season 3.
** As of the season 3 finale, [[spoiler: Klaus]] now possesses [[spoiler: Tyler]], thanks to [[spoiler: Bonnie]]
* HandsomeDevil: '''DAMON SALVATORE'''. Need I say more?
* HalloweenEpisode: "Haunted."
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Elena's brother.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Damon suffers from this in 02x01, first getting rejected by Katherine then by Elena. The rest of the cast are obviously terrified of what he'll do in revenge...
** [[spoiler:He [[StalkerWithACrush harasses Elena by seeking an unwanted kiss]] and murders her brother to punish her for turning him down, but Jeremy resurrects due to the ring he was wearing, a ring Damon didn't know he was wearing at the time]].
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Damon. Every time they start him on a redemptive arc, he turns around and does something evil when he doesn't get his way.
** To be fair, this happens with less and less frequency as the show goes on.
** Also Isobel. Really, you never know whose side that girl is on.
* HeelFaceTurn: Damon. Also possibly [[spoiler:Elijah.]]
* HellBentForLeather: [[MrFanservice Damon Salvatore]], who is the king of this Trope. Stefan tries, but somehow it doesn't have quite the same effect.
* HeroicSacrifice: ''Triple'' subverted. Played straight because Elena wants to sacrifice herself to save her friends. Subverted because Stefan thinks that's tragic, not brave, and decides to stop her. Double subverted because [[spoiler:she does it anyway]]. And triple subverted [[spoiler:when she uses the "sacrifice" to stab the bad guy and remove the need for her death]].
** To a greater extent, [[spoiler:John sacrifices himself for Elena by transferring his life force to her]] and in the season finale [[spoiler:Stefan sells himself to Klaus in exchange for a cure for Damon's wolf bite.]]
*** And in the third season finale, [[spoiler: Elena insists that Stefan rescue Matt while the two of them are drowning, mirroring how Elena's father insisted Stefan save Elena before the show began.]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Lost}} Boone]] is a vampire, [[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe]] is a bartender, [[TheOC Julie Cooper]] is Matt's mom, [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]] is Jeremy and Elena's uncle [[spoiler:except he's actually Elena's father]], and [[DegrassiTheNextGeneration Mia]] now lives in Virginia.
** Don't forget about [[{{Unfabulous}} Geena]].
** [[FamilyMatters Little Richie]] is all grown up and may not have Bonnie's best interests in mind.
** Caroline's father wants to [[{{Heroes}} Save the Vampire, Save the World]]. Bonus points that she was once a cheerleader
** [[CousinSkeeter Bobby]] is Jamie
* HoldTheLine: Caroline has to [[spoiler:protect Mrs Lockwood from the tomb vampire ghosts until Bonnie can send all the ghosts back.]]
* IdiotBall:
** When Stefan finally gets fed up with Damon, he [[spoiler: drugs Caroline's drink with vervain, an herb that weakens vampires. Damon drinks from her and ends up poisoned and helpless.]] All Stefan has to do at this point is [[spoiler: remove Damon's ring and leave him out in the sun (or stake him quickly, just to ensure no slip-ups)]]. Instead, he [[spoiler:leaves him in a cell in the basement, conscious, unrestrained, not chained to the wall, and the door isn't even padlocked (just bolted)]]. Geez, Stefan, how the heck did you survive to the age of ~160 if you are THIS stupid?!
** Pro tip for vampire hunters, especially if you have a [[spoiler: magic compass that points to the vampire]]: hunt in the daylight.
** Damon sometimes does this, such as [[spoiler:trying ineffectively to poison a werewolf ''on the full moon'', and then when she threatened vengeance just letting her walk away instead of, say, following her after she left the bar ands ripping her heart out. Naturally she waited until the moon rose and came after him.]]
** Staking is NOT too good for my enemies.
** FOR THE LOVE ALL THAT'S DARK AND BLOODSUCKING, WOULD YOU PEOPLE PLEASE ****PLEASE**** LEARN TO BURN THE BODIES OF YOUR SUPERNATURAL ENEMIES???!!!!! (You know, instead of letting them just "get better." I mean, ok, the first time you kill something and it auto-resurrects you think "wow, that was freaky". The second time you think "wow, what a coincidence. Talk about a black swan!" But the FIFTH FRIGGIN' TIME?? Or whatever number we're on now, I've lost count)
*** [[spoiler: Ok, granted, it didn't work on Elijah.]]
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Damon for Elena. Her vervain necklace stops her from being compelled by him. At least, while she is actually wearing it.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Elena after she [[spoiler:learns what happened to her mother.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Damon to Elena when he tells her he loves her, then [[TearJerker compels her to forget it]] so it won't ruin her relationship with his little brother.
** Tyler to Caroline, deciding she'd be better off with Matt.
* IcyBlueEyes: Damon Salvatore, which adds to his 'piercing gaze'.
** In 02x10 Katherine lampshaded how pretty his eyes were.
** And Matt, also lampshaded by Katherine.
* {{Immortality}}: All of the vampires and hybrids, including, Stefan, Elena, Damon, Caroline, Katherine, Klaus, Elijah, Kol, Rebekah, etc.
** All of them fit Type V: [[TheUndead Undead]].
** Also Type X: Vampiric, LifeDrinker.
* JokerImmunity: Damon. Sooo Damon. Heck, just rename it Damon Immunity.
** Katherine fits this better.
* JustEatGilligan: In Season One, killing Damon would pretty much have solved everyone's problems. It wouldn't have been too difficult, if the cast just put in a little effort. But of course, no antagonist means no [[RuleOfDrama drama,]] which means no show.
** Of course, Damon turns from an antagonist into an anti-hero, and is one of the best-developed characters on the show. It's been established that, despite how much Damon and Stefan say it, they can't kill each other because they're brothers and still care about each other on some level. And since by this point, trying to kill Damon without Stefan's help would be suicidal, there's not much anyone can do about it.
* KickTheDog: Stefan threatening to forcibly turn [[spoiler:Elena's father]] Johnathan Gilbert Jr. into a vampire unless he left town. This is pretty low, especially as Stefan is supposed to have morals. To be fair, the guy was a complete Jerkass.
** Damon kills a teacher right in front of Stefan just to prove to Stefan that he has no good side.
** Katherine to Damon. Repeatedly.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Although we're aware that [[spoiler:Katherine]] is here to manipulate and murder her way to... whatever her goal is, the fact that she started with [[spoiler:''Uncle John']]' makes it hard to judge her too harshly.
* KilledOffForReal: Several characters, most significantly[[spoiler:Vicki, Anna, Jenna, and John Gilbert.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Stefan]] killed [[spoiler:Ben]] with a freaking flamethrower! Also how they disposed of the incapacitated [[spoiler:tomb vampires]]. Bonnie threatens Damon with this - and nearly goes through with it. Damon tries this with Elijah, but fails.
** [[spoiler:Luka.]]
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: Elena's younger brother Jeremy did a lot more than just kiss his crush when they were both high over the summer.
* KnightTemplar: John Gilbert.
** Bonnie occasionally strays into this territory, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on how you view her character]].
*** [[spoiler: Alaric is pretty much this during his blackouts]]
* LadyOfWar: Pearl.
* LastSecondChance: Damon, seemingly permanently, usually with Bonnie, on occasions with Elena & Stefan. Due to ContractualImmortality it's unlikely he'll ever get his full comeuppance.
** [[JokerImmunity Hardly surprising.]] Can you imagine how boring the show would be without him?
* LiteralGenie: Damon has some tendencies towards this. Elena does pick up on it pretty quickly, and when asking him to put the mind whammy on her brother she makes a very specific request to attempt to circumvent it, but Damon loves a loophole.
* LongLostRelative:Katherine is Elena's great-great...grandmother.
** Alaric, due to his marriage to Isobel is [[spoiler: Elena's stepfather.]]
* LoveDodecahedron: Wow, the show is the epitome of this trope. Stefan is in love with Elena, Elena is in love with Stefan, Damon is in love with Elena whom Elena doesn't reciprocate his feelings (until later on). Rebekah and Katherine are both in love with Stefan and at the beginning of the series, Caroline was also interested in Stefan, who was only interested in Elena. Matt was still in love with Elena, who was interested and later fell in love with Stefan; Matt and Tyler also fell in love with Caroline, Klaus would eventually fall for Caroline as well. Jeremy was in love with Anna, Bonnie and Vickie and all three of them were in love with Jeremy as well. Bonnie was in love with Jeremy, who was still in love with Anna. Katherine is in love with Stefan, who is in love with Elena and Damon was in love with Katherine, who was still in love with Stefan. The list goes on and on and love triangles or ...love rhombuses happen to be an ongoing cycle on the show. Now, it may appear that the next love triangle will be between Matt, April and Jeremy.
* LoveRedeems/[[LoveMakesYouCrazy Makes You Crazy]]/[[LoveMakesYouEvil Makes You Evil]]/[[LoveMakesYouDumb Makes You Dumb]]: Damon has played with all four of these Tropes at some point during the show.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Turns out Uncle John is this to Elena.]]
** Subverted when [[spoiler:''Elena'']] confronts him with the reveal in order to get him to let her go.
* MagicalNegro: Literally. All the black characters are witches. Bonnie Bennett serves as the main personification of this trope.
* MagicPoweredPseudoscience: [[spoiler:Jonathan Gilbert's anti-vampire devices are just fancy clockwork. Emily enchanted them without his knowledge.]]
* TheMasquerade: The supernatural world in general, Mystic Falls in particular. Enforced by both the Founders Council and the Salvatore brothers. The ability of the good townsfolk of Mystic Falls to overlook the abnormally high body count and other weird goings on is truly impressive to the extent it may count as an ExtraStrengthMasquerade.
* MauveShirt: Because of how much the creators love the AnyoneCanDie trope, this trope abounds.
* McLeaned: [[spoiler:Alaric]] was killed shortly before it was announced that CW would pick up a new show starring his actor.
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:Damon]] pleads with the sheriff to spare his life, in the name of their friendship. She refuses saying their friendship was a lie. Later on when she's at his mercy, everyone expects him to kill her, but he reassures them he won't.
** In the Season 3 premiere Stefan [[spoiler:who has become a Ripper]] greets Damon by saying "Hello, brother" which was how Damon greeted Stefan in the very first episode.
-->"''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Relax]]'', [[PetTheDog guys. No one's killing anybody.]]" and to the sheriff, "[[MeaningfulEcho You're my friend.]]".
* MindControl: The vampires can do this to humans, which sometimes leads to...
* MindRape
* MonsterProgenitor: The Originals. They are the first vampires to exist, and are far more powerful than even the oldest non-Originals. They are immune to everything but the wood of a particular tree (or ash from the same tree), and have the power to compel other vampires. They are susceptible to vervain in the sense that it's still toxic to them and can block their compulsion.
* MoodWhiplash: Vicki, after dancing and partying it up after Damon heals her, has a breakdown and starts crying about how awful her life is. Damon's response is [[spoiler:to snap her neck.]]
** He almost did it to [[spoiler:Caroline but Elena prevented him.]]
* MoralityPet: Elena is this for [[TokenEvilTeamMate Damon]]. On occasions Stefan, and lately Jeremy fulfill this function but it's really all about Elena. Depending on the viewer's [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of Damon, Elena may in fact be his MoralityChain.
* Nakama: In the show, Damon + Elena + Stefan + Caroline + Bonnie + Jeremy + Alaric.
* NeckLift: Katherine holds Caroline against a wall in "Masquerade". Classic cut to Caroline's feet dangling in mid air with cute booties. Klaus and Damon are found of this troupe too.
* NeckSnap: The Salvatore Brothers , specially Damon, use it all the time, often against each other and/or other vampires (they consider it non-lethal force...)
* NewTransferStudent: Stefan poses as this to get close to Elena.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Stefan beats the crap out of Damon in "162 Candles" after Damon kills Stefan's best friend, and only doesn't kill him because Damon had saved his life not that long ago.
** It is possible, if not likely, that Damon allowed Stefan to beat him because Damon was drinking human blood while Stefan wasn't, making Damon significantly stronger than Stefan.
* NobleDemon: Elijah
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Stefan and Damon; Elijah and Klaus.
* NoOntologicalInertia: [[spoiler:when an Original Vampire is killed, all vampires created from their bloodline also die.]]
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Apparently the show takes place in the part of Virginia where no one has a Southern accent and Matt Davis makes no effort to give Alaric a Boston accent
** Damon, Jeremy, and Vicki do have slight ones, but for the most part they are absent.
* NotQuiteDead: Happens to new vampires-they have to die first before returning as the undead.
* OddFriendship: Matt and Tyler are best friends, despite being polar opposites.
** But they have had their problems like Matt's mom macking on Tyler. Or getting interested in the same girl later.
** Damon and Alaric have tried to kill each other [[spoiler:(and Damon succeeded - [[DeathIsNotPermanent sort of]])]], and Damon even [[spoiler:turned Alaric's wife into a vampire]]. And yet, they're friends. The writers love their relationship and even refer to it as 'Team Badass'. As of ''The Dinner Party'', they have acknowledged their friendship.
-->'''Alaric:''' I'm your friend, damn it! And you don't have many. So no more lying.\\
'''Damon:''' (for once, completely serious) *nods*
* OddNameOut: Most of the Originals have pretty consistently Hebrew-based traditionally Judeo-Christian names. And then there are Kol (Medieval English/Scandinavian) and Finn (Irish/Old Norse).
* OfCorsetsSexy: [[FemmeFatale Katherine]] wears one even when she's in bed. Sorta justified, as she lived in Civil War America.
** Plus being a vampire, she doesn't have to worry about restricting of breathing or other side effects.
* OfficialCouple: Stefan and Elena are the main romantic pairing of the series.
* OhCrap:Klaus' reaction to seeing Kol undaggered.
* OminousFog: A sure sign Damon's near.
** This hasn't shown up recently; it's unclear whether its been dropped or if Damon just hasn't felt the need for a while.
* OneHourWorkWeek: after the first few episodes of Season 1, students at Mystic Falls High School never seem to attend class (other than History) or have homework or even go into the school building unless it's for one of the school's random super-cool parties.
** Off screen. Assume it is done off screen.
** Lampshaded by Elena. "You know, school? That thing we keep forgetting about?"
* OnlyFriend: Alaric is Damon's only friend... despite the fact that they've tried to kill each other a few times.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Damon to Stefan in the show. He saved Stefan's life because he didn't want anyone else to have the pleasure of killing him.
* PainfulTransformation: Werewolves really get the bad end of the stick here; it takes over five hours of horrible pain before there's even any visible changes. Though at least that part does get shorter over time.
* PapaWolf: Bonnie uses a spell on Luka to put him in a trance and get some information. Afterwards, Luka doesn't remember what happened but suspects Bonnie of doing something to him. Jonas marches into Jeremy's house to find Bonnie, grabs her around the throat and takes away her powers.
* PetTheDog: Damon offering to erase Jeremy's memory in "Haunted".
** And later insisting on erasing [[spoiler:the sheriff's]] memory rather than killing her, despite the fact that the person in question is on vervain, so it will take a few days before Damon can actually do it, during which time he'll have to keep her in his house.
*** Actually [[spoiler:Caroline eventually wiped her mother's memory, but not before it seemed that she accepted what her daughter was and was prepared to have a relationship with her despite of it.]]
** "[[MeaningfulEcho You're my friend.]]"
** Klaus actually manages this when we find out that the reason he's keeping Stefan around is because he considers him his only friend. Of course, Klaus being Klaus, this involved far too much blood and murder.
* PerpetualFrowner: Stefan in more episodes than not. Though he does smile occasionally.
** This was lampshaded by Caroline in Season 2.
* PopularHistory: Everyone who's taken an American History class knows that no actual witches were persecuted at the Salem witch trials, but the writers needed to give the [[RaceLift no longer Scottish]] Bonnie an explanation for her psychic abilities.
** "Haunted" states the same fact, but there's still the question of why Bonnie's family had to be from Salem specifically.
** Actually, "Haunted" toys with this trope: according to Bonnie's grandmother, no actual witches were persecuted in Salem because the real ones had enough power to escape beforehand.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: In 'Plan B', [[spoiler:Jenna is compelled by Katherine to kill herself. Thankfully, she survives.]]
* ProductPlacement: PAINFULLY played straight.
** "So I Binged it."
* RaceLift: Bonnie in the books was a redhead of Scottish descent, but is African American in the show.
* RainOfBlood: Type 2 in the second episode, where a girl finds her boyfriend hanging above their tent.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: All of the Originals (Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah, Finn, Kol, Mikael and Esther) were all over 1,000 years old. .
** Lexi is actually 300. Whodathunkit?
** Katherine is over 500 years old, Pearl was slightly younger, as to be expected.
* ReallyGetsAround: Katherine. [[HoneyTrap Seduce/sleep with someone to get what she wants is basically a standard tactic for her.]] So far, she's done it [[spoiler:five]] times that we know of.
* RedHerring: Those who have not read the books would get the impression that [[spoiler:Alaric Saltzman is a vampire.]]
* RedShirt: Many characters are introduced only for them to be killed by vampires. Often overlaps with BlackDudeDiesFirst, especially in the case of [[spoiler:the black boy introduced to Bonnie]] as a crush, who is promptly killed off. His murderer seems to think 'it's not like I meant to kill him!' excuses the death.
* RedShirtArmy: Klaus's hybrids (except Tyler) usually only make it a few episodes max after being introduced.
* RejectionAffection: Katherine is deeply in love with Stefan who makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her. That doesn't stop Katherine from insisting she will have him again.
** Klaus is also undeterred by Caroline's abhorrence for him.
* RememberTheNewGuy: The Founder's Council is apparently much bigger than thought. We don't know this until season 3 when new members like Meredith Fell and Brian Cox start to show up.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Jonas after [[spoiler:Luka dies.]]
* RomanceOnTheSet: Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.
** Candice Accola and Steven Mcqueen also dated but their characters were never really involved with each other.
** Also Paul Wesley's wife Torrey Devitto plays Meredith Fell.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Katherine and over two dozen vampires were sealed in a tomb beneath the town church. In a slight subversion of the usual formula, this was actually an attempt to ''save'' Katherine from the town's vampire hunters.]]
** Actually it was [[spoiler:Katherine's plot to kill the tomb vampires because they knew she was alive and eventually word will get back to {{Klaus}} and he would find and kill her for his sacrifice. So she plotted with George Lockwood in 1864 to have them take the blame for the killings George was doing. George was a werewolf and he was killing all those people. So their interest met: The tomb vampires would take the blame for George's killings and at the same time be eliminated to keep Katherine's secret from Klaus. Katherine's "payment" for this was the moonstone George had]]
** The dagger dipped in white oak ash only kills the Original vampires if it stays in place. [[spoiler:Klaus keeps all his siblings in coffins with daggers in them. He wakes up Rebekah when he needs her necklace.]]
** Mikael. [[spoiler:Katherine wakes him up, but no-one except Damon and Stefan is aware of this yet.]]
** [[spoiler: Esther, the Originals' mother who initially turned them all into vampires. Klaus tore her heart out and has been keeping her in a coffin, thanks to a spell that preserved her body perfectly.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Matt/Jeremy and Tyler.
* ShipSinking: Stefan and Elena in "Our Town". Possibly Caroline and Tyler too
* ShipTease: loads between Damon and Elena, but a particular mean one happens in the first season finale when Damon, thinking [[spoiler:he's talking to Elena]], wonders when she started thinking he's worth saving. He then kisses her cheek and when he starts to pull away, the two kiss passionately, but are interrupted by Jenna. [[spoiler:It's only when she stabs John that we realize it wasn't Elena, but Katherine.]]
** And the show teases Bonnie/Jeremy, [[spoiler:until they get together for real,]] of all things: she is surprised that [[SheIsAllGrownUp he's all grown up]] and he's fascinated by her magic.
** Caroline and Tyler were teased a lot.
* ShipperOnDeck: Seen multiple times with various pairings.
* ShirtlessScene: ''TheVampireDiaries'' must have a "one shirtless scene per episode" clause in, um, all of its male actor's contracts. Because the two male leads are played by the gorgeous, hunky, and ripped Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, this is very much appreciated by the large female fanbase. Damon and Stefan aren't the only ones running around sans shirt on the show either; Elena's younger brother Jeremy ([[DawsonCasting who is suspiciously ripped for a ostensible sixteen-year-old]]) is frequently shown shirtless, as is her good friend Matt. And most male characters run around in tank tops when not completely shirtless.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: All [[spoiler:Damon's]] efforts to rescue the FemmeFatale were nothing but just a waste of time as she even wasn't there.
** Similarly [[spoiler:Anna's efforts to free her mother were rendered pointless when she was killed shortly after she escaped. Then Anna died too.]]
*** It can be taken that way since ultimately all of the tomb vampires were killed. It did serve as a catalyst to [[spoiler:have Caroline turned into a vampire by subsequent events]].
** So the the main cast plans for half the season on how to avoid loosing anyone in the ritual. People die, hard things are done to come up with plan, they acquire all the mcguffins they can to make sure the Big Bad dies and collect a huge ammount of allies for the end fight. The conclusion? [[spoiler:the ritual still happens, Elena still(sort of) dies, the Big Bad still triumphs, a lot of cast members die, their best asset Elijah betrays them and the whole ritual ends with a double-funeral on the good guys side and everyone heart-broken and devastated.]]
* ShutUpKiss: Tyler gives one to Caroline in "The Descent". [[UnresolvedSexualTension Finally]].
** [[spoiler:Jeremy's]] "Enough already" to [[spoiler:Bonnie]] in "Crying Wolf".
** Caroline does one back to Tyler in the Season 3 premiere when he's telling her that if she doesn't want him to date she should tell him.
* SiblingTeam: Damon and Stefan occasionally join forces, generally when [[DistressedDamsel Elena's life is at stake]] or when it's in Damon's interests.
* SiblingTriangle: Stefan and Damon being the most obvious example, over Katherine and then Elena. And in the past, [[spoiler:Klaus and Elijah over Katherine.]]
** [[spoiler: Klaus reveals that he and Elijah fell in love with the same girl - Elena and Katherine's ultimate ancestor - when they were still human. It was her blood that they unknowingly consumed when their mother turned them into vampires, which explains the need for the doppleganger]]
** While they aren't siblings Elena/Stefan/Katherine kinda counts considering that Katherine is Elena's great-something grandmother. Try not to think about that one too hard.
* SiblingYinYang: Damon and Stefan . One is a FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire and the other is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold or SociopathicHero.
** Vicki and Matt and Elena and Jeremy are also less prominant examples.
* SinisterMinister: Pastor Young, who takes over the Council as of Series 4 and returns it to it's original [[VanHelsingHateCrime kill all vampires]] mission.
* SixStudentClique:
** The Head — Stefan
** The Muscle — Damon
** The Quirk — Jeremy
** The Pretty One — Elena
** The Smart One — Bonnie
** The Wild One — Caroline
* SmugSnake: Johnathan Gilbert Jr. Oh so much.
* SociopathicHero: Damon, when the mood strikes him.
* SoProudOfYou: Bonnie is told this by [[spoiler:her grandmother's ghost after she closes the gates to send all the ghosts back.]]
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: A truly perfect example of '''Stage 1: Denial''' exemplified by [[spoiler:Caroline]] in Season 2, Episode 2, "Brave New World".
** Damon shows all the signs of being at '''Stage 4: Betrayal'''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Jeremy for Vicki. Damon.
* StalkingIsLove: Stefan admits he did this to Elena from the time of the car crash to the first episode.
* StarCrossedLovers: Stefan and Elena are the epitome of this trope. Something is always trying to keep them apart.
** What about Damon and Elena? Something is ALWAYS trying to keep them apart and it's usually not one of them.
* StartOfDarkness: ''"Katerina"'' delves into the history of the eponymous [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]].
* StealthHiBye: Vampires in general are experts at doing this using their superspeed.
* StraightGay: Bill Forbes
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Creator of the series, Julie Plec, [[WordOfGod outright states]] that EnsembleDarkhorse character, [[spoiler:Anna]] was created and killed for the sole purpose of causing [[spoiler:Damon and Jeremy]] angst. As if [[spoiler:they]] didn't have enough. [[spoiler:Damon]] didn't even seem affected past the season finale.
* SuicideBySunlight
* SupernaturalElite: The Originals, who seem to be the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin original]] vampire family. They're the strongest vampires around and can compel lesser vampires to do their bidding. They cannot be killed with standard anti-vampire methods. They're mostly unknown among younger vampires since [[spoiler:the Original Klaus hunted down the rest of his family and put them into a suspended state.]]
* TakeThat: The show has a few to Twilight--some subtle ("I'm not going to be one of those girls who just breaks down without a boy in her life") and others not so much ("Why don't you sparkle?" "Because I live in the real world, where vampires burn in the sun.")
** Werewolves are mostly extinct except in "books and really bad movies." another Twilight dig.
*** WordofGod has also said this is a reference to the KevinWilliamson movie ''Cursed''.
** Stefan realises Elena is watching him sleep.
-->Stefan: You're staring.\\
Elena: I'm gazing.\\
Stefan: It's creepy.\\
Elena: It's romantic.
* TakingTheBullet: [[HeartwarmingMoments Damon does this for Elena in 02x03]] then tries to deny this is because [[FoeYay he cares about her.]]
* TalkingToTheDead: A somewhat non-supernatural example has Damon sadly talking to [[spoiler: Alaric's]] grave marker. Sure, the ghost of [[spoiler: Alaric]] is there listening, but Damon doesn't actually know that, so it fits the trope.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: the show has [[FemmeFatale Katherine]] filling the role of the seductress, kind and stable Elena as the mother and the naive [[DumbBlonde Caroline]] as the child.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Yeah, we know "human blood makes him hard to kill" and stuff, but the only excuse for not staking Damon to a wall is his occasional contribution to cleaning up messy situations...which he usually created...which only he can fix... [[FridgeLogic hmm]]...
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Elena and Bonnie (Tomboys) and Caroline and Katherine (GirlyGirls). Though in a refreshing subversion, Caroline and Katherine are the feisty [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] whilst retaining their femininity.
** It is doubtful that any of the women listed can be called Tomboys, especially Bonnie. Neither Bonnie or Elena have demonstrated much physical skill and [[spoiler:Caroline and Katherine are vampires imbued with superhuman strength and with the inherit ability to fight, especially Caroline who have gotten new found fighting skills since she was turned]] Bonnie has not exhibited anything in particular but her witch powers. All of them are girly-girl feminine and not true Tomboys like say {{Lost}}'s Ana-Lucia Cortez. Still that doesn't mean they aren't tough. Elena can take pain very well without breaking down and sobbing.
* TookALevelInBadass: Elena, slowly but surely. It starts in "Haunted" when [[spoiler:she goes after Vicki with a 2x4]], continues in "Unpleasantville" when she manages to hold off a vampire with just a few pencils long enough for Damon and Stefan to kill him, and becomes even more noticeable in "Let The Right One In" when she saves Stefan by staking Frederick with a vervain dart and momentarily incapacitating him and by offering Stefan some of her blood.
** Also Caroline after [[spoiler:Katherine turns her into a vampire. With no help from anyone, she manages to feed herself, glamour a nurse into forgetting that she attacked her, and call Damon out for behaving so badly towards her, even flinging him down a hallway.]]
** Bonnie, as of late Season 1 can bring on a really nasty migraine in 160 year-old vampires with just a squinty, mean look. Throw in telekinesis and the ability to set fire to water with just her mind and she has the edge on most of the supernatural beings on the show [[spoiler:except Katherine thus far]]. May become an example of LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards as the show progresses.
* TroubledButCute: this show '''loves''' this Trope. Stefan, Jeremy, Vicki, Tyler and particularly Damon all count.
* TooDumbToLive: Jeremy, especially in 02x10. Arguably also LoveMakesYouDumb.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: John Gilbert, for a while in Season 1.
** While admittedly already a KnightTemplar, John crosses the MoralEventHorizon when he [[spoiler:knocks out Sheriff Forbes]] so she couldn't interfere with his mad plan [[spoiler:to use the entire town as bait for the tomb vampires]]. Killing [[spoiler:Anna]] was within his already established moral framework.
* UncannyVillage: Mystic Falls. May also count as a TownWithaDarkSecret. The vampires, witches and werewolves are one thing but the level of civic pride shown the good folk of Mystic Falls just screams weird.
** Just how many damn Founder's Day events does this town hold anyhow? They seem to go on for months! With additional events inbetween for good measure; this troper suspects a concerted effort to distract or brainwash citizens.
* {{Understatement}}: Hm-m-m, do you want to know how Damon became such a bad man? Just ask him:
-->'''Damon:''' In all this important soul-searching. And cleansing of the demons of Stefan's past, did you ever manage to get the rest of the story?\\
'''Elena:''' He said there was more.\\
'''Damon:''' Yeah. That's an understatement.
* UnholyMatrimony: Inverted - [[JerkassWoobie Damon]] loves [[MagnificentBastard Katherine]] but she's more interested in his [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire little brother]].
* VagueAge: All of the Originals ages are unknown. Rebekah and Kol are teenagers where in their teens they fall is anyone's guess and Klaus, Elijah, and Finn are total mystery. It's also unknown at what age Katherine was turned
* VampiresAreSexGods: obviously.
* VampireInvitation
* VanHelsingHateCrime: On occasions but definitely used towards the end of Season 1 with the Founders Council and in particular with [[TheHunter 'Uncle John's']] arrival in town - mainly as he was such an [[KnightTemplar unsympathetic jerkass]]. May be a BrokenAesop as some, if not most, of the vampires really are amoral killers that need to be put down, and even the 'good' ones can go [[OffTheWagon off the rails on occasions]]. Compare with other [[TrueBlood vampire shows]] where this trope is taken even further.
** Mind you, part of the problem with Uncle John is that he seems prepared to team up with some of the nastiest vampires out there to kill off friendlier ones... and is prepared to risk humans for a chance to kill vampires.
* VillainousRescue: Damon saving Stefan because [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou if anyone's gonna kill his little brother, it's gonna be him]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: Damon and Alaric, Damon and Stefan. Both type 2.
* WakeupMakeup: Elena looks impeccable every time she's shown getting out of bed, and Vicky looked pretty damn good for a hospital patient.
** So did Caroline in 1X22 and then [[spoiler:she was a good looking waking up as a vampire in 2X1.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Mr. Tanner, [[spoiler:Logan, "Uncle" Zach, Vicki, Harper, Pearl...]]
* WhamLine: Elijah saying that [[spoiler:he wants to keep Elena safe.]]
** Rebekah: Because my mother was also a witch. The witch of the original family. The original witch.
** Meredith from "The Departed": "I ''helped'' her"
* WhamEpisode: While nearly every episode ends with a shocking cliffhanger, a notable one is the first season finale, Founders Day, in which [[spoiler:fan favorite Anna, the mayor, and all remaining tomb vampires die, Caroline ends up in the hospital after a car accident, and Katherine returns, stabbing John.]]
** Another one with The Sun Also Rises, the penultimate episode of the second season. Here we have [[spoiler:the deaths of Jules, Jenna, and John, Elijah's betrayal, the official breakup of Matt and Caroline, and Damon revealing to Stefan that he's dying.]]
** "Murder of One" reveals that [[spoiler: killing an Original kills every vampire that they have ever turned (and that any vampire descendants), ergo killing them all would kill all vampires.]]
** The latest episode turns [[spoiler: Alaric]] into an original.
** "The Departed" reveals that [[spoiler: Elena actually met Damon first and kills off Klaus AND Alaric. It ends with Elena dead before she wakes into the transitional stage]]
*** [[spoiler: Klaus isn't really dead though, he took tyler's body]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A deleted scene reveals Kelly Donovan, Matt's mother, as a succubus.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Caroline sees no problem in [[spoiler:trading a hybrid's life for Elena's, even though he had broken Klaus' sire-bond and only wanted to get away from Klaus.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Tyler calls out Caroline and the others for [[spoiler:murdering the hybrid Chris in cold blood to lift the hunter's curse on Elena.]]
* WhiteAndGreyMorality - the show veers between this and GreyAndGreyMorality. Countless times, characters are introduced and seem [[ObviouslyEvil just so mean]] but often turn out to have genuine motives behind their actions.
** Anna seemed to be a sinister vampire using Jeremy for her own ends - until we found out about her mother and her BecomingTheMask.
** Damon seemed to just be trying to make his brother's life a living hell, and then his history with Katherine was revealed, and his [[PetTheDog gestures of humanity to Elena]].
* WitchSpecies: The witches run in families.
* {{Yandere}}: Katherine for Stefan. Did you ''see'' her smug expression when Stefan got trapped in the tomb with her?
* YourVampiresSuck: A TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' was uttered in Episode 4, where Damon was reading Caroline's Twilight book.
-->'''Caroline:''' How come you don't sparkle?\\
'''Damon:''' Because I live in the real world where vampires burn in the sun.
** He ''did'' profess an admiration for Anne Rice in the same conversation.
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Written by L.J. Smith, ''TheVampireDiaries'' tells the story of Elena Gilbert and her relationship with two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore. At the very beginning, Elena is still suffering from losing both her parents in a car crash she managed to survive. Her world is turned upside down and her life changes forever by the arrival of a new handsome, mysterious student whom she feels an instant connection with, Stefan Salvatore, to their sleepy little town of Mystic Falls. Little does Elena know that she could be surrounded by mythical beings. The TV series is based on the same characters as the novel series, however, there are some similarities and some differences. The series follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) a 17-year-old girl, who falls deeply in love with a 162-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated as Stefan's vicious, and malevolent older brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) returns with a plan to wreak havoc on the town and a revenge against his younger brother.

Both brothers begin to show affection towards Elena, mainly because of her resemblance to their past love Katherine Pierce. It is revealed that Elena is a descendant of Katherine, who eventually returns with plans against the trio. The series is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, a town charged with supernatural history since its settlement of migrants from New England in the late 17th century. Other story lines revolve around the other inhabitants of the town, most notably Elena's younger brother Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. Mc Queen), her best friends Bonnie Bennett (Katerina Graham) and Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) and their mutual friends Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig). The town's politics are orchestrated by descendants of the original founding families, all comprising a "Founders' Council". Some of the founding families of Mystic Falls include the Salvatores, the Gilberts, the Fells, the Forbes and the Lockwoods. They guard the town mainly from vampires, although there are other supernatural threats such as werewolves, witches, ghosts and hybrids.

The books in the series include:

* ''The Awakening'' (1991)
* ''The Struggle'' (1991)
* ''The Fury'' (1991)
* ''Dark Reunion/The Reunion'' (1991)
* ''The Return: Nightfall'' (2009)
* ''The Return: Shadow Souls'' (2010)
* ''The Return: Midnight'' (2011)
* ''The Hunters: Phantom'' (2011) [[note]]All books after Phantom were written by a ghostwriter. This is due to the fact that Alloy, the company that owns half of the copyright, was displeased with the growing romance between Elena and Damon as well as the relationship between Damon and Bonnie.[[/note]]
* ''The Hunters: Moonsong'' (2012)
* ''The Hunters: Destiny Rising'' (2012)

The books based on the TV series are called ''Stefan's Diaries'':

* ''Stefan's Diaries: Origins'' (2010)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: Bloodlust'' (2011)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: The Craving'' (2011)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: The Ripper'' (2011)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: The Asylum'' (2012)
* ''Stefan's Diaries: The Compelled'' (2012)
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The novel series has recently been adapted for the screen in the form of a television show on the CW, albeit with some significant changes in terms of characterization, plot and storyline.

Has a [[Characters/TheVampireDiaries Character Sheet]] with the main characters, the Originals, the families, other characters and book characters (from the Vampire Diaries novel series).
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!!'''Show Series Plots'''

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[[folder: Season One]]

Four months after the tragic car accident that killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy, are still adjusting to their new reality. Elena has always been the star student; beautiful, popular and involved with school and friends, but now she finds herself struggling to hide her grief from the world. Elena and Jeremy are now living with their cool-but-overwhelmed Aunt Jenna, who is doing her best to be a surrogate parent.
Elena manages to find some comfort with her familiar social circle – best friend Bonnie, frenemy Caroline, and former boyfriend Matt, but Jeremy is on a more dangerous path, hanging out with the stoners and using drugs to hide his pain. Jeremy is also trying to figure out why Matt's sister, Vicki, is suddenly rejecting him and hanging out with Jeremy's rival, Tyler. As the school year begins at Mystic Falls High School, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore. Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, although Elena is puzzled by Stefan's increasingly bizarre behavior when he appears suddenly at the cemetery where her parents are buried. What she doesn't realize is that Stefan is hiding a dark, deadly secret of his own – the fact that he's a vampire. At a bonfire party the next night, Elena and Stefan are just getting to know each other when chaos erupts after Vicki is attacked and left bleeding from a savage bite to the neck. Fearing that he knows who is responsible for the attack, Stefan returns home and finds his older brother, Damon, whom he hasn't seen for 15 years. Damon is also a vampire, and the two brothers have a long and bitter history. Damon ridicules Stefan for rejecting their legacy of violence and brutality but he understands his brother's obsession with Elena, since she looks exactly like a woman Stefan loved more than a century ago; a woman that Damon tried to make his own. Now these two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for Elena's soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia.

* The chapters of Season One include:
** '''Chapter I: The Vicki Chapter: (Ep. 101 - 107)''' This chapter deals with the return of Damon Salvatore and his shady influence over the events in the town and most particularly on Vicki Donovan. The main antagonists of this chapter are Damon Salvatore and Vicki Donovan.
** '''Chapter II: The Tomb Chapter: (Ep. 108 - 114)''' This chapter deals with the aftermath of Vicki's death and the revelation of Damon's master plan: opening the tomb of vampires underneath Fell's Church to release Katherine Pierce. The main antagonists of this chapter are Damon Salvatore and Anna.
** '''Chapter III: The Lineage Chapter: (Ep. 115 - 122)''' This chapter deals with the aftermath of the opening of the tomb, the release of the tomb vampires and Elena's true parentage. The main antagonists of this chapter are John Gilbert and Isobel Saltzman.
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[[folder: Season Two]]

Returning for its second season, The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers who are obsessed with the same beautiful girl Elena Gilbert, and battling to control the fate of an entire town. During season one, Stefan and Damon Salvatore returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, for very different reasons - Stefan was determined to get to know Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in 1864, while Damon was intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believed she was trapped by a witch's spell all those years ago. At the end of season one, Elena's biological father John Gilbert set a plan in motion that brought the Founder's Day celebration to an end amid chaos, destruction and death, and saw the return of the vengeful Katherine Pierce. Next season, the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls throws a wrench into the love triangle between the two brothers Stefan and Damon, fighting for the love of Elena,who can't choose between the two, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of the danger. New and unexpected friendships will be forged, allies will become enemies, and hearts will be broken. Stefan and Damon will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible.

* The chapters of Season Two include:
** '''Chapter I: The Katherine Chapter: (Ep. 201 - 207)''' This chapter deals with the aftermath of the destruction of the tomb vampires, the return of Katherine Pierce, Caroline's new life as a vampire and the mystery surrounding Mason Lockwood and Tyler Lockwood. The main antagonists of this chapter are Katherine Pierce and Mason Lockwood.
** '''Chapter II: The Werewolf Chapter: (Ep. 208 - 214)''' This chapter deals with the transformation of Tyler Lockwood into a werewolf and the appearance of the original vampires as well as the new importance of the curse of the Sun and the Moon. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Elijah, Jonas Martin, John Gilbert, and Jules.
** '''Chapter III: The Klaus/Curse Chapter: (Ep. 215 - 222)''' This chapter is the aftermath of Elijah's death and the release of Katherine Pierce from the tomb. It concentrates truly on the events surrounding the curse. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Greta Martin, and Maddox.
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[[folder: Season Three]]

Season three opens the door to learn more about Klaus and The Original Family as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed. As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond even as they work together to bring Stefan back home. The ghosts from Jeremy’s past have a powerful message they’re trying to deliver to him, not to mention the impact they’re having on his relationship with Bonnie Bennett; as Caroline and Tyler grow closer, a war erupts between their families.

* The chapters of Season Three include:
** '''Chapter I: The Ghosts Chapter: (Ep. 301 - 307)''' This chapter deals with the events surrounding Jeremy's new ability to see Ghosts and the mystery surrounding the return of Anna and Vicki to the world of the living. It also deals with Klaus's plan to create more hybrids as well as revealing his back story to his new wingman, Stefan. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Rebekah, Stefan Salvatore and Vicki Donovan.
** '''Chapter II: The Originals Chapter: (Ep. 308 - 315)''' This chapter deals with the truth surrounding the creation of the vampires in the form of the Originals. It evolves into a conflict between Klaus and Stefan after the latter steals the coffins of the Originals and uses them in his crusade to destroy Klaus. It also sees the arrival and death of the one responsible for the creation of the Vampires: Mikael, Klaus's stepfather. Also, vampires and humans alike are baffled when a killing spree begins against Founder's Council members. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Mikael and Stefan Salvatore.
** '''Chapter III: The Bloodline Chapter: (Ep. 316 - 322)''' This chapter starts with the development of Esther's plot to destroy her family. Elijah and the rest of the family are not willing to just die and they use Elena to force Damon and Stefan to help them in their power struggle with their mother. Lastly, they learn that once you kill one Original, you also kill their bloodline of vampires leading the rest of the story to be finding out who turned who and which originals they can kill hoping they can kill Klaus. It also continues the storyline of the mysterious killer who seems bent on killing the Council members who know of the vampires present in Mystic Falls. The main antagonists of this chapter are Esther, Klaus, Rebekah and Alaric Saltzman.
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[[folder: Season Four]]

Season Four begins with the knowledge that everything is in transition. Elena faces her worst nightmare when she awakens after the accident and finds she must now endure the terrifying transition to become a vampire – or face certain death. Stefan and Damon are torn even further apart over how to help Elena adjust to a life she never wanted, and everyone has to cope with the chaos Alaric created when he outed the vampires and their supporters to the Mystic Falls Council and local church leaders. Despite everything that has happened to them, as Elena and her friends enter into the final stretch of high school before graduation sends them off on different paths, they feel the bond to their home town of Mystic Falls take on a deeper meaning when a new mysterious villain is introduced who seems intent on destroying it.

* The chapters of Season Four include:
** '''Chapter I: The Transition Chapter (Ep. 401-402):''' This chapter also wraps up/coincide with the bloodline chapter from season 3. This chapter focuses on Elena's transition into a vampire and all the things that she has to look forward to now that she is one for instance the newly reformed Town Council whose mission is to clean the town of vampires and anyone else who they feel is threatening their town. The main antagonists of this chapter are Pastor Young and Connor Jordan.
** '''Chapter II: The Hunter Chapter (Ep. 403-409):''' This chapter deals with a new threat that has arrived in the town of Mystic Falls; The supernatural hunter known as Connor has arrived to rid the town of all the vampires and hybrids bringing with him two main things, a new origin as one of the member of the thought to be extinct Brother Hood of The Five and also the key to revealing a cure for vampirism. The main antagonists of this chapter are Connor Jordan, Rebekah Mikaelson, Niklaus Mikaelson, Atticus Shane and Hayley.
** '''Chapter III: The Silas Chapter (Ep. 410- 414):''' TBA
** '''Chapter IV: The _________Chapter (Ep. 415-TBA):'''
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!!'''Novels (The Plots)'''

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[[folder: The Awakening (Book I)]]

Elena Gilbert starts her senior year of school at Fell’s Church with her friends, Meredith Sulez, Bonnie Mc Cullough, Caroline Forbes, and Matt Honeycutt. Caroline promptly becomes competition with Elena for the position of most popular girl. A mysterious, handsome foreign boy named Stefan Salvatore, also enrolls. All of the girls within the entire school want his attention, but Stefan just brushes them off. This deeply shocks Elena, who has never been brushed off by a boy before. Stefan joins the high school football team with Matt and plays the position of wide receiver. Through flashbacks, we learn that Stefan is a vampire who was born in Renaissance Florence. There he fell in love with a German girl, Katherine von Swartzschild, who had been changed into a vampire by another vampire, Klaus, when she was ill and dying. Although Stefan hoped to marry Katherine, their romance became complicated when Stefan’s seductive older brother, Damon Salvatore, appeared. Although Katherine told Stefan that she loved him, she also seemed romantically interested in Damon. Katherine was almost an exact double of Elena. Vampires survive in sunlight when they wear lapis lazuli. Katherine has a ring of lapis lazuli and gold. Meanwhile, a number of mysterious and frightening events occur in Fell’s Church. A large crow exhibits un-birdlike behavior. Elena and her friends feel a threatening force that causes them to flee from the town’s old cemetery, and Elena loses her hair ribbon in the flight. A homeless man is attacked and partially drained of blood. Stefan experiences fugue states and fears that he has been attacking people during them, even though he has no memory of doing so when he awakes. Elena devises various schemes to pursue Stefan, but Stefan continues to repeatedly avoids her. Stefan is magnetically and strongly drawn to Elena, she reminds him of his past and first love Katherine, and because of this, he is strongly tempted to drink her blood. Elena finally corners Stefan at the Homecoming Dance. She believes he will be unable to refuse her invitation to dance with her, the Homecoming Queen. However, Stefan’s date for the evening is Caroline, who foils Elena’s plan. To show she is not hurt, Elena leaves the dance with Tyler Smallwood and Dick Carter, two boys who are on the football team and who have shown themselves to be hostile to Stefan in the past. Another girl, Vickie Bennett, goes with them. The four go to the cemetery to deface the funerary statues of Honoria Fell and Thomas Fell. Elena perceives one statue moving and revealing an empty space beneath, but no one else shares her vision. A drunken Tyler sexually assaults Elena. Stefan appears and rescues Elena by beating up Tyler. Stefan takes her to his room at the boarding house so that she can clean up before he drives her home.
Elena confronts Stefan to ask why he’s been avoiding her. His responses are evasive, but they lock hands and then kiss, at which point Elena is completely certain that she’s found her other half and her romantic destiny. When Stefan drives Elena home, she learns that Vickie has been found wandering on the road, scratched and raving about having been attacked by some supernatural force. To Elena's confusion, Stefan then seems to draw away from her emotionally. The next day Stefan tries to break up with Elena, but she refuses to let him do so. Without his knowing, she opens a small casket on Stefan’s dresser and finds the hair ribbon she lost when fleeing from the cemetery the first week of school. This convinces her that he has secretly loved her from that time. She writes about the hair ribbon and the romance in her diary, also noting that Stefan still seems to be hiding something from her. Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith plan the school’s Haunted House for Halloween. The lights go off and a seductive college-aged boy enters. He nearly persuades Elena to kiss him despite her love for Stefan. When she refuses, he says he may finally have found the girl he’s been looking for. Then he disappears. Elena brings her diary to a slumber party with Meredith and Bonnie. They hold a dumb supper at which Elena invites her future husband to enter Bonnie’s house. She does not see Stefan, but the seductive college-aged boy appears. He quotes love poetry and tries to kiss Elena. Elena’s head swims and she nearly succumbs, but she manages to resist. The boy reacts with anger but leaves when Elena asks him to do so. Elena then learns that Bonnie’s dog has unexpectedly died during the dumb supper and that her diary has been stolen. Over the next few weeks, Elena becomes more concerned at how Stefan seems to be drawing subtly away from her and keeping secrets. For example, he is wearing an object on a chain around his neck, hidden underneath his clothing, and he refuses to talk about it. He appears haunted and sad. Elena is determined to bring them back together and persuade Stefan to trust her completely. Because Stefan confronted their European History teacher, Mr. Tanner, on the first day of school and corrected him about how teenagers behaved during the Renaissance, Elena plans to wear a Renaissance ball gown as her Halloween costume. She believes this will overcome Stefan’s resistance to her. Much to her distress, however, Stefan’s reaction to seeing her in the dress is shock.

During the Haunted House, Mr. Tanner is given the role of Bloody Corpse. This requires him to be covered with fake blood with a knife lying nearby; he is supposed to sit up unexpectedly to frighten visitors. When Bonnie leads visitors to see the Bloody Corpse, however, she finds that Mr. Tanner actually is dead and covered with blood. A panic results. Tyler tells everyone that the murderer is probably Stefan Salvatore because the strange violence in Fell’s Church began at the time that Stefan arrived in town. This spurious logic turns the crowd into a mob. Elena passes a warning to Stefan through Matt, and Stefan flees back to the boarding house to prepare to leave Fell’s Church. Elena follows him and finds Stefan on the roof of the boarding house with blood smeared on his lips, his fangs extended, and dead birds at his feet. In her shock, she falls off the roof, but Stefan leaps after her and catches her in mid-descent. Elena is unhurt. Elena demands explanations at last. Stefan tells her he became a vampire when he and Damon both pressed Katherine to marry them. Katherine told them that she would make her choice between them, and that night she came to Stefan’s bed and turned him into a vampire. Stefan believed he had been chosen. The next day, however, she told Stefan and Damon that she had gone to both their beds and turned them both into vampires. She gave each a ring and told them she expected they would all live happily ever after as a threesome. Stefan and Damon rejected Katherine’s plan and demanded that she choose between them. Katherine fled in tears. The next day, they found her empty dress in the garden and ashes in the dress. A note nearby told them that she had taken off her lapis lazuli ring to commit suicide and thereby bring the brothers back together. Distraught and blaming one another, Stefan and Damon then dueled with swords. Damon stabbed Stefan through the heart. When Stefan fell and Damon bent over him, Stefan stabbed Damon fatally. Both brothers were thereby locked permanently into their vampiric state. Stefan was buried with Katherine’s ring and beside Damon. When both woke, they separated in fear and confusion. Stefan lived on animal blood in the streets of Florence until Damon, who had become a powerful mercenary soldier, returned and threatened to kill him unless he left. They saw one another intermittently since that time, with Damon invariably threatening to kill Stefan.

Stefan also explains to Elena that vampires have Powers that include the ability to influence and read minds, the ability to turn into animals, and the ability to influence the weather. Damon drinks human blood and so is more Powerful than Stefan, who tries to lead a moral existence by drinking only animal blood. Lapis lazuli protects vampires from sunlight. The mysterious object Stefan wears on a chain around his neck is revealed to be Katherine’s ring. Elena assures a guilt-ridden Stefan that he is not responsible for Katherine’s death or Damon’s. She also persuades Stefan that he is not responsible for the violence in Fell’s Church as he had feared. She now is able to identify Damon as the seductive college-aged boy who nearly persuaded her to kiss him. Since Damon is in Fell’s Church and is evil, Elena concludes Damon must be responsible for the violence. He has not shown himself because he has been trying to make Stefan blame himself. Stefan finds Elena’s argument convincing. Over Stefan’s objections, Elena then persuades Stefan to drink her blood in order to erase the last boundary between them. After returning Elena to her home, Stefan goes to the woods and uses his Power to call Damon, who appears. Damon admits to killing Mr. Tanner and tells Stefan that he must abandon Elena to Damon, who wants her for himself. Stefan refuses. Damon attacks Stefan and drinks his blood against his will, a process that is extremely painful. When Damon releases Stefan, Stefan attempts to stagger back to his car but is attacked again from behind, after which he falls unconscious. The next day Elena finds Stefan has disappeared. Furious and certain as to who should be blamed, she goes to the cemetery and shouts Damon’s name to summon him. Here, the book ends.
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[[folder: The Struggle (Book II)]]

The Struggle begins with Elena Gilbert standing in the cemetery shouting for Damon Salvatore to answer her. When he appears, she accuses him of being responsible for the disappearance of his brother, Stefan Salvatore. Damon urges her to forget Stefan and uses his Powers to try to persuade her to become his. When he fails, he promises Elena that she’ll be his before winter and leaves. As a parting shot, he tells her that he killed Stefan the night before. Unconvinced that Stefan is dead, Elena sets out to find him. She nearly freezes in the snowstorm that Damon has called up with his Powers, but she is rescued by Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to determine that Stefan is alive but in a place that is always dark and wet. Having guessed that this location is a well on the abandoned Old Francher place, Matt Honeycutt and the girls set out to rescue Stefan. They succeed, but Stefan is near death from his ordeal. While the other three set out to find medical help, Elena insists Stefan drink her blood to restore him. Elena’s blood loss causes her to be unusually tired, but she recovers soon. Stefan can’t remember who attacked him, but Elena is sure it was Damon. When Elena returns to school, the replacement European History teacher is Alaric Saltzman, whose first act is to encourage all the students to talk about their recent terrifying experiences to get their feelings out. Stefan is suspicious of this un-teacherly behavior. Alaric invites all the students to a get-together at his house in the evening. Elena and Stefan show up, but when Elena leaves Stefan to find food, she runs into Damon, who is there in the guise of “Damon Smith,” a college student on vacation who is a friend of Sue Carson, one of Elena’s fellow students. Stefan and Damon have a confrontation that Elena interrupts when she fears that Damon’s goal is simply to make Stefan seem irrationally violent (and therefore Mr. Tanner’s murderer). In leaving the house, however, Elena finds a slip of violet paper in her purse with a line from her stolen diary. Elena warns Bonnie and Meredith that “Damon Smith” is the murderer, although she won’t tell them why she believes this. Meanwhile, Vickie Bennett has returned to school, but she behaves irrationally by undressing in the cafeteria and then accusing Elena of being evil. Stefan and Matt have disappeared to hunt for vervain, a plant that interferes with a vampire’s ability to control others’ minds. Elena spends a night at Bonnie’s house where she dreams pleasurably about dancing with Damon. She wakes abruptly to find a crow in the room and vampire marks on her neck, and she realizes that she invited Damon into Bonnie’s house during the dumb supper. When she returns home, Stefan is there with the vervain that will protect her—a few hours too late. She does not tell Stefan about her experience with Damon because she wants to avoid a confrontation between Stefan and Damon that she is sure Stefan, with his weaker Powers, will lose.
Elena and the other girls set out to find the diary thief. Despite Elena’s initial inclination to blame Damon, they identify Caroline Forbes as the culprit. Elena follows Caroline at lunch into a deserted schoolroom where she overhears Caroline and Tyler Smallwood discuss how to use the diary against Stefan and Elena. Their plan is to wait until Elena is chosen to play “The Spirit of Fell’s Church” during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony. Caroline will also be chosen to play a role. At that time, she will walk onstage and read Elena’s diary aloud to the crowd. Caroline and Tyler believe that Elena’s statement in her diary that Stefan took her ribbon from the cemetery on the day the homeless man was attacked will suffice to prove to the police that Stefan is the murderer. Elena, Meredith, and Bonnie decide to burgle Caroline’s house to retrieve the diary before she can use it on Founder’s Day. When Caroline and her family return home, they are forced to flee without having found anything more than Caroline’s diary. Elena, however, is unable to reach the door in time and ends up on a second-floor balcony. Damon, who has been lurking on the roof, pulls her up to avoid detection. Once again, he suggests to Elena that she’d be better off with him than with Stefan. Once again, she rejects him. This time, the vervain defeats Damon’s attempt to influence her with his Powers. Damon tells Elena that if she’d give him some of her blood, he’d get the diary back. Elena jumps off the roof to show Damon that she’d rather be dead than endure his presence. Damon rescues her before she falls to her death. He then jumps with her to the ground. After telling her that he’s done a favor and will collect the next time he sees her, he shifts to crow form and flies away. Elena’s Aunt Judith prepares a mock Thanksgiving dinner a week before the real Thanksgiving to ensure nothing goes wrong. Elena invites Matt and Bonnie as her guests.

Aunt Judith’s fiancé, Robert Maxwell, also appears and brings “Damon Smith” as his guest. When Elena’s little sister Margaret Gilbert appears with her new white kitten, Elena seizes the kitten and sticks it into Damon’s face, knowing that animals often sense a vampire’s nature and become hostile. The kitten hisses and spits before fleeing the room, leaving everyone to wonder why Elena is thrusting cats into guests’ faces. After dinner, Damon leaves, but Elena knows that he has now gained an invitation to her house and can return whenever he pleases. She is about to ask Stefan for help despite her fear that he will confront Damon and lose the fight when she realizes that her house was actually built in two parts: a first part before the Civil War and a second part afterwards. Although Damon was invited into one part, her bedroom is in the other. Damon shows up as Elena expected, but when he is unable to enter her room, he threatens to enter Margaret’s room instead. Elena leaves her room to protect her little sister. Elena wakes up the next morning in her bedroom. She is surprised that Damon has not turned her into a vampire, but she is weak and dizzy from blood loss. When she sees Stefan later, she confesses to him that Caroline plans to use her diary against Stefan. Stefan, who’s been wondering why Elena has been so worried, is relieved that she’s not rejecting him because of his vampire nature. He refuses to leave town and says that he and Elena will face the situation together. He then drinks her blood again. Afterwards, he proposes to Elena and offers her Katherine’s ring. She accepts but says that the engagement must be kept secret because she is still seventeen and Aunt Judith thinks that Stefan has been a bad influence on Elena. Elena has now lost quite a bit of blood and, on several occasions, drunk the blood of Stefan or Damon in exchange. As a result, she is somewhat dazed during the Founder’s Day ceremony. The latest plan is that Elena’s friends will steal the diary back from Caroline because she will not be able to carry it in her nineteenth-century costume, but Caroline foils them by obtaining her reticule early and bringing the diary with her.

When Caroline pulls out the diary to read onstage, though, she finds she brought her own diary and not Elena’s. Elena spots Damon in the audience and realizes that he has saved her and Stefan by substituting the diaries. She goes to ask him his motive and refuses to believe him when he says “for my own purposes.” Aunt Judith arrives and encourages Elena and Damon to spend more time together. Believing that Damon is influencing Aunt Judith, Elena becomes angry. She tells Damon she’s marrying Stefan and shows him Katherine’s ring on her finger, at which point he becomes angry and leaves. Aunt Judith forbids Elena to marry Stefan, and Elena takes Matt’s car to the boarding house to find Stefan. She returns when she cannot find him, but she feels the presence of evil in the brewing storm, and she spots a large white owl chasing her. She screams at Damon to leave her alone, but she drives off Wickery Bridge while speeding to safety. She then drowns. Meanwhile, Stefan is confronting Tyler, Caroline, and several of Tyler’s bulky friends in a Quonset hut. When Bonnie and Meredith find him, Bonnie abruptly has a psychic realization that Elena is drowning. She, Meredith, and Stefan race to save her but are too late. Stefan sends Bonnie and Meredith to find the police and then sets out to commit suicide. First, he returns to the Quonset hut and drains all the boys to the point of unconsciousness. Stefan then uses his new Powers to turn into a falcon and find Damon. Stating that Damon made a mistake in not killing him and Elena together, Stefan attacks. The fight is interrupted, however, when Elena wakes up in a state of great confusion and arrives to save the brother she’s now sure she loves: Damon.
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[[folder: The Fury (Book III)]]

The third book deals with Elena's adjustment to her vampirism, as well as her confusion at loving both brothers. Stefan finds Elena dead, and believes that the force that was chasing Elena was Damon. They fight, and in the middle of it, Elena awakens, and attacks Stefan— as Damon had given Elena more of his blood in the exchange and as such viewed Stefan as a threat to her creator. They stop the fight, Stefan is broken-hearted assuming that her attack on him meant she loved Damon more, and Damon tries to clear everything up, being very nice and rational to Elena. Still caring for Elena whether she loved him or not, Stefan convinced Matt to feed Elena blood to help her, leaving Matt in shock because of what she had become, as well from discovering Stefan had almost killed Tyler and his buddies, leaving Caroline unharmed. Damon left Elena in the attic of Robert E. Lee's history teacher for her safety and she awoke days later to stumble across her own funeral reception. After reading her diary, Elena's memories returned clearly and was overjoyed and relieved when Stefan forgave her. But the Other Power was taking control of the animals in Fell's Church, driving many to dispose of their pets. Elena convinces the brothers to work together to stop this powerful force. While having to stay out of the way of the town's new vampire hunter (the new teacher, Alaric Saltzman), Stefan, Damon, Elena and her friends search for the source of the dark presence that has overtaken the town and which they also suspect to be behind Elena's death. They find the answer in Honoria Fell's tomb, and it turns out to be Katherine, who in fact did not die centuries before as the brothers had thought. Instead, she had faked her death, having her maid bring ashes from the kitchen, lay them out on her dress, and put her lapis lazuli ring on top, while she had another forged, making it looked as if she had killed herself. Since then, Stefan has lived with the guilt of her death, while Katherine has spent that time seething with anger. She decides to take revenge, and is jealous of Elena for "stealing" both brothers' love. Katherine reveals that she is the one who attacked Vicki and ran Elena off the bridge. They are all tortured brutally, and Elena ends this by knocking Katherine into the light of the tomb, while unsuccessfully getting herself out of the sunshine fast enough. She dies in the end, saying that she wants both brothers' words that they would take care of each other because Damon is often misunderstood, and she wants the fraternal rivalry to end, also telling Stefan that she loved him, and that she did not want this to happen, causing pain for him as Katherine had.
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[[folder: Dark Reunion/The Reunion (Book IV)]]

In early June, six months after the death of Elena Gilbert , Caroline Forbes arranges a surprise birthday party for Meredith Sulez on June 6th The other guests are Bonnie McCullough , Sue Carson , and Vickie Bennett . Vickie is now over the emotional distress and seeming insanity Inflicted upon her by Katherine von Swartzschild , but she remains nervous and passive. Shortly before the party, Bonnie has a dream In Which Elena tries to tell her something important. The dream ends with Elena and the surroundings turning into a horror setting, and Bonnie believesa That in the end she was not speaking to the real Elena. Meredith is not happy at the surprise, and Bonnie tries to console her at least, That the party is not being held on her real birthday, May 30th Meredith responds That her real birthday is June 6 but her parents gave up celebrating that day because June 6 That was the day Meredith's grandfather went insane from a vampire attack and tried to kill both Meredith and her grandmother. Bonnie tries to reach Elena with the other girls using a Ouija board. When Vickie goes to get the board from the closet, she feels someone grab her. When the other girls investigate, they find nothing there. Bonnie is able to reach Elena, who warns them That a new evil is coming to Fell's Church and they need help to fight it. The message ends abruptly and the lights go out. When the girls try to fumble Their Way to the door to escape the house, Bonnie feels a large touch her sweaty hand. She screams, and the girls separate in panic. Vickie Sue and run upstairs, Caroline runs outside, and Bonnie and Meredith hide in the living room behind a chair. Bonnie Sue hears scream upstairs "Vickie! Vickie! No! "Then she hears glass breaking. She and Meredith go upstairs. The lights come on, and they find Vickie in a state of shock in the bedroom. Sue has fallen out of the window and is lying dead with a broken neck below. Bonnie and Meredith unsuccessfully try to persuade the Fell's Church Authorities and the supernatural That force has arrived. When they can not do so, they attempt to persuade the other high school students to join in Their fight against the new evil. Caroline says she is afraid and going to stay with her ​​family in Herron. Tyler Smallwood tells her story Bonnie That is not credible because she was hiding in the living room and not able to see what really happened. Only Matt is willing to side with Bonnie and Meredith, and Matt Appears to be depressed to the point of indifference to everything. That Bonnie Tyler suspects was the owner of the large sweaty Hand That grabbed her, in part because Tyler had no way of knowing That she was hiding in the living room during the attack unless he had been there, but Meredith dismisses the Possibility of Tyler being The killer on the ground That Tyler is too stupid to organize the attack.

Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt decode Elena's dream-message to That mean they need to use blood and hair to summon Stefan Salvatore to fight the new evil. They Obtain dried blood and hair from the crypt where Stefan and his brother Damon Salvatore Katherine fought. Bonnie uses the blood and hair in a spell where she Reaches out to Stefan. Just before Bonnie's message arrives, Stefan is in Florence, Italy, having an argument with Damon. Damon has picked up a one-night stand named Rachael, Damon and Stefan berates his moral failings for drinking human blood in, especially from unwilling human girls. Damon responds with the new hotel only realities are pleasure and power and That Should Stefan join the winning side. Stefan Damon retorts That is choosing girls who remind him of Elena. Bonnie's psychic message arrives abruptly, leaving Stefan with the knowledge That Elena wants him to return to Fell's Church. Stefan returns promptly to Fell's Church, Accompanied by Damon. They join with Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith at the barn owned by Mrs.. Flowers . When Bonnie asks why Damon came, Damon responds That they mixed up some of his hair with Stefan's and so he, too, was Summoned by Bonnie's spell. Bonnie and Meredith tell Stefan and Damon what happened and ask for help. Stefan asks Bonnie agrees but to contact Elena for him and let him ride along psychically So that he can see Elena once more. Bonnie refuses, saying That the new evil is too powerful and dangerous. Meredith comments That it's odd That yet another supernatural evil has arrived, and Stefan explains That evil is attracted to Fell's Church because blood soaked into the ground during a Civil War battle. Matt agrees That there are many soldiers' graves in the woods. Mrs. Flowers enters and hands grape juice and cookies to the humans around. She offers to let Stefan stay in his old room, and she warns them all that they have Their work cut out for them. Whether Mrs. Everyone wonders. Flowers is just a daffy old woman or something more. Stefan organizes the fight by suggesting an interview with Vickie. While Damon controls her parents' minds to Prevent interruptions, Stefan Vickie persuades him to invite al. He then hypnotizes Vickie, who tells him That Sue was thrown out the window by a tall blond man with blue eyes. Certain Vickie is the man will come for her and kill her next. Her belief is reinforced in the next few minutes while objects in her room start to move, lightning cuts through the sky, and the words "Goodnight, Sweetheart" Appear written on her mirror with lipstick. Stefan gives Vickie Vervain to help her resist the man's influence and promises That they will all keep watch over her. The others realize That Stefan believesa Sue's killer is a vampire. After delegating to watch over Damon Vickie first, Stefan heads to the funeral home to Examine Sue's corpse. He finds a slash on her chest That he believesa significant. Matt comments that Bonnie That there seems to be no point to Their fighting because there is always more evil in the world. Returning to Vickie's house to take over the watch, Stefan tries but fails to reach Elena psychically. He believesa that "tall, blond man with blue eyes," he sounds like someone has heard about, but he can not identify the memory.

The next evening, Stefan and Matt head to the public library So that Stefan can read Honoria Fell's journal, he hopes Which contains information That will confirm a theory he's come up with. Bonnie and Meredith are left to guard Vickie. At the library, Matt tells Stefan about his despair at the endless presence of evil in the world. Stephen expresses his philosophy: it does not matter if evil is never going to be defeated Permanently: you just have to go on trying. This philosophy is persuasive to Matt and his depression Causes to disappear Permanently. While Stefan lingers to find a book by Gervase of Tilsbury, Matt heads back to help Bonnie and Meredith guard Vickie. He arrives to find Meredith and Bonnie asleep succumbing to Damon's seductions. Matt Bonnie orders back to the car where she will be safe and confronts Damon. Matt Damon shows That he could kill him if he wanted to, but when Matt holds companies and refuses to run, Damon shows him respect. Matt Damon tells That he's a murderer because he killed Mr. Tanner , but Damon says he killed Mr. Only after Mr. Tanner. Tanner stabbed him with a knife. Stefan then comes up with a plan with the new hotel rest follow. Meredith and Bonnie stage a loud argument during graduation. Meredith says she will go alone to Elena's grave that night to lay a flower there. Their argument is overheard by the party Intended to overhear it: Tyler Smallwood, who shows up and changes into a werewolf to attack Meredith. Stefan, Matt, and Bonnie are waiting for Tyler, though, and they Appear and tie him up. They lead him to the ruined church and threaten to amputate a limb, Which will have the effect of destroying his werewolf abilities, unless he tells them what he knows. That explains Stefan That he knows the killer cut Sue's chest to let Tyler drink her blood. The blood Initiated Tyler into his hereditary powers as a werewolf. Because Jacob Smallwood, a town founder and contemporary of Honoria Fell, was bitten by a werewolf, all his male descendents were similarly infected. Tyler refuses to admit any Involvement until Stefan feints with the ax. Hysterical with terror, Tyler tells them That the killer is an Old One, an Original vampire, who can not be killed and can only be injured by one type of wood. Tyler does not know what type. He also says That the killer plans an attack on Vickie that night. Stefan and the others abandon Tyler and race to Vickie's house, where they'd left on guard Damon. Damon is there, but Vickie is dead. Because of the blood gushed everywhere That in her bedroom, she believesa everyone went mad with guilt over having killed Sue and stabbed herself with a pair of scissors. Damon blames Stefan for not having stopped the Old One. Damon says the Old One was unstoppable. That insinuates After Stefan enjoyed watching Damon, Damon, Stefan hits. Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith break up the fight. Damon leaves, saying he'll kill Stefan That if Stefan comes after him. When Stefan and the others return to where they left Tyler, he is nowhere to be seen.

Instead of going home, Bonnie visits Stefan's room. She is afraid of his mood swings and hopes That if she offers to let him see Elena, he'll settle down. When she finds Elena in a vision, though, Stefan and Elena have only a few minutes together before the Old One shows up and begins to control Bonnie's mind. The Old One identifies himself as Klaus, the vampire who turned Katherine. He destroys Elena's appearance to hurt both her and Stefan, but Stefan refuses to turn away from his beloved and uses his own Powers to restore her appearance. Before Klaus destroys Bonnie's dream-vision, Elena tells Stefan that one of Klaus' victims will know how to defeat him. Stefan is planning to go to Europe to hunt for a victim when Bonnie realizes Klaus That is probably the vampire who attacked Meredith's grandfather. They all plan a trip to the mental institution where he is housed. Meredith's grandfather is insane but able to tell them That white ash wood is Klaus' weakness. When Stefan and the others return, they make a spear of white ash wood. They then learn That Klaus has kidnapped Caroline and will kill her that night-the night of the summer solstice - unless Stefan comes alone to the old Francher place in the woods to fight him. Bonnie, Meredith, Matt and Stefan refuse to let it alone, but Stefan walks off and threatens to kill them if they follow. Naturally, they follow anyway, though they try not to be seen. A confrontation occurs in the woods, with Klaus and Tyler fighting Stefan, Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt. Caroline is rescued. Bonnie Tyler knocks unconscious, but only after Tyler rakes Meredith's leg to the bone and gives Matt a concussion. Klaus Stefan stabs multiple times to kill him slowly. Damon shows up and throws his own spear at Klaus, distracting him. Damon and Bonnie try to help Stefan, who is too badly wounded to save. Stefan asks Damon to promise to save the others, and Damon agrees when he can find no way to save Stefan's life. The promise is made moot when Klaus reappears and hits Damon with lightning, knocking him unconscious. Klaus is about to kill Bonnie, who is vainly trying to shelter Stefan with her body, when Bonnie suddenly calls upon Elena. Elena's Ghost Appears, along with the ghosts of the Civil War soldiers. The soldiers seize Klaus and carry him away. Tyler Fleece. Elena offers to heal Stefan, who Decides he wants to live in order to go on trying it for good in the world. Elena's ghost then kisses all the wounded to heal them. Then midnight arrives, and with it Elena's time as a guardian spirit is up. She is being drawn away to her final reward when Stefan screams her name in agony at Their separation. Elena is suddenly restored to human life and deposited naked on the ground. The girls rush to offer her Their clothes. Elena and Stefan joyfully reunite and embrace, and the others embrace Elena as well. The only exception is Damon, who stands apart and says he is not like the others. Matt says that Damon is not that different, that he voluntarily came to Fell's Church to help them, and killed Mr. Tanner in self-defense. That Damon also admits he did not rescue Vickie from Klaus because he had not been able to enter Vickie's house without an invitation. Although Damon has now been exculpated from every major sin attributed to him, he continues to refuse to join the others. After giving Elena his leather jacket, he walks away into the woods.
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[[folder: The Return: Nightfall (Book V)]]

One week after Elena has come back from the dead, she is in a childlike state, unable to read and almost completely unable to speak. Her understanding is impaired but not completely absent. Because of Elena's seeming impairments, her beloved Stefan Salvatore is protecting her from her best friends: Meredith Sulez, Bonnie McCullough, Matt Honeycutt and Caroline Forbes. That although he feels it is wrong to drink Elena's blood when she is unable to give reasoned consent, Elena makes gestures to insist That he drink, and Stefan does. Damon Salvatore watches outside Caroline's window as Caroline talks to an independent image of herself. Damon believesa the mirror-Caroline to be a supernatural evil force That is playing some sort of trick on Caroline. He feels a sharp puncture on his neck while he watches, Which surprises him not because mosquitoes bite into vampires. After the mirror-Caroline goes away, Damon persuades Caroline to let him into her bedroom. He is about to bite her when he realizes he is being That is the so Influenced by something, probably the supernatural evil force creating the mirror-Caroline. He rejects it and leaves. Afterwards, he goes around the town of Fell's Church and biting seducing young women and shoplifting. He does not have sex with them because, as a vampire, he is impotent. Vampires only enjoy Bloodlust and its satisfaction. Damon visits Stefan and Elena, beats up Stefan and drinks his blood, and demands the return of the leather jacket he gave Elena. Stefan allows Elena's friends to visit her. Suspicious of Caroline, who claims to have been raped by Klaus, Meredith and Bonnie require her to sign a blood oath That she will not hurt Elena, and they threaten to tell her sorority sisters future if she betrays Elena or Stefan. A Crow Appears and vomits blood on the paper they all sign. The blood-vomit is in gothic script and reads: "Elena is mine. -D." When the four humans show up at Stefan's room in the boarding house owned by Mrs. Flowers , Elena is floating in a lotus position and Exuding sheer goodness. Elena does not Recognize any of them. She kisses Caroline, who is upset by Elena's apparent lesbianism. That explains Elena Meredith is behaving like a prairie dog, prairie dogs as they kiss another when they meet one another to Recognize. Caroline rejects this explanation. Bonnie thinks Elena is pure and can not be a Therefore pervert the way Caroline thinks. Elena kisses Meredith and Bonnie. Caroline, who is increasingly upset, says Stefan likes to watch girls kissing. Stefan uses his Caroline Powers to eject from the room. The others say negative things about Caroline, who overhears and reenters. Caroline starts to use Black Magic to attack the others, but Elena drives back the darkness with her White Power. She Develops wings That glow, but then they disappear. Caroline leaves, Matt and Elena kisses while Bonnie and Meredith distract Stefan So that he will not have to watch his Fiancé kiss another man.
Meanwhile, Damon seduces a woman named Damaris, who he does not like, and drinks her blood. When he leaves her, he may have turned her into a vampire. He does not know or care, but thinks her Vampirism may be amusing when her husband finds her. Bonnie and Meredith have a sleepover together. In the middle of the night, Bonnie gets up and, in trance, starts to channel an entity speaking backward Angielski. She records it on Meredith's cell phone. Meredith transcribes the recording. That Elena warns it will have an Awakening That they should be prepared for. The next day, Stefan says That he is going to leave Fell's Church with Elena because her reanimation has made her blood too attractive to vampires, who are attracted to Fell's Church anyway because there ley lines cross. Bonnie is upset by the proposed departure. As Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt drive home from the boarding house, they are surrounded and attacked by ambulatory trees, Which poison the three humans with Their sap. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to call to Damon for help, but even though he is nearby, he does not respond at first. When he does respond, he Decides to save the nearly-dead Bonnie. Returning to the boarding house with her, he nearly runs into Stefan, who is driving with the floating Elena tethered to his car like a balloon. Damon realizes Stefan That is actually a super-powered because he has been drinking Elena's spiritually super-charged blood, and he was letting Damon beat him up before in order to Conceal the power of Elena's blood. Stefan volunteers to save Meredith and Matt Damon while cares for Bonnie. Bonnie Damon Rescues by partially undressing her, floating her in a bath of warm water, and then feeding her his blood. Meredith, now fully Recovered, threatens him if she finds he has removed Bonnie's panties. Finding That he did not to so, she and the others relent. Bonnie, HOWEVER, wakes up and accuses Damon of watching while the trees attempted to kill them all. The others reject Damon, who leaves in spite of Elena's incoherent That request he stay. Stefan and Elena float in the forest together, kissing and drinking one another's blood, while unbeknownst to them Damon watches jealously from a tree. Damon then discovers the presence of another person, Shinichi, who seems to have supernatural powers.

The next morning, Elena wakes up able to speak. She and Stefan engage in kissing and possibly sexual intercourse. Stefan then buys her a Jaguar. She and Stefan then go for a celebration picnic with Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. During the picnic, Matt tells them with the new hotel fifteen-year-old Tami Bryce kissed him and rubbed up against him, and he can not understand That why. Elena tells the others That she saw a monster inside Damon Tentacled the day before. That when she says Damon ignored Bonnie, he was being Influenced by a supernatural evil termed a Malach . The others agree and Malach That may have been affecting Tami And that they will mount a campaign to save the girls of Fell's Church from the new evil. Meanwhile, Shinichi, now Identified as a kitsune , and Damon are watching unseen. That Damon says he does not want "his" girls-Bonnie and Elena - hurt. Shinichi puts Damon in a trance and encourages the Malach inside Damon to grow larger and stronger. Damon tells Stefan That there is a website Referring to an organization, the Shi no Shi, that vampires can turn to humans. Stefan is suspicious but agrees to visit Damon in the woods at a Particular time to learn more about it. He leaves a note on the computer for Elena and sneaks off while she sleeps. Damon changes the note to read that Stefan has Decided to leave Elena for her own good. Elena wakes and believesa That she has been abandoned by Stefan. She Decides to find Stefan with the help of her friends. During a sleepover with Bonnie and Meredith, Elena Decides That this is the Awakening Referred to in Bonnie's channeled message. Meanwhile, Matt is attacked by malachs on the way back from the boarding house. The next day, Matt returns to the boarding house, where Mrs. Flowers reveals herself to be a witch and binds Matt's wounds. Matt has two unexplained punctures on his neck, Which everyone dismisses. The sheriff calls the boarding house to warn Matt That he is a suspect for the removal of stop signs from Intersections. Matt denies the charge.

Meredith and Bonnie set out to visit Caroline to see if she is Malach-infested. Caroline is scuttling on the ceiling of her living room like a lizard, and she runs under the bed in her mother's room. When Caroline's mother faints, Meredith and Bonnie carry her to her bedroom and deposit her on the bed. The possessed Caroline, or some other force, grabs Their Ankles. Bonnie calls Damon to help. Damon arrives, frees Bonnie and Meredith, Bonnie kisses, and leaves. Matt and Elena visit Tami, who has super-glued a homemade stripper outfit onto herself. She makes sexual Overtures to Matt, who is horrified. Matt and Elena then head toward the Old Wood for further Investigations, while Bonnie and Meredith head to the house of a friend Isobel Saitou . Isobel has mutilated herself, and Dr.. Alpert thinks she should go to the hospital. All set out, but Meredith and Bonnie leave to find Mrs. Flowers. In the Old Woods, Matt Damon and Elena encounter, who orders them to kiss and then have sex while he films them with a video camera. Elena at first tries to Cooperate, but Matt objects and is tortured by Damon. Elena Damon Decides That is not acting like himself. She attempts to rescue Matt Damon persuading it to drive away. HOWEVER, she leaps out of the speeding car, hoping to make her way on foot to a nearby house. She is badly injured by her jump, HOWEVER, and she can not find the house because she is caught in a trap snowglobe designed by Shinichi. Damon suddenly comes to himself with vague memories of hurting Elena. He finds Shinichi and threatens to torture him. Shinichi reveals Elena's location and how to cure her injuries, and he leaves with a kitsune Damon That key will magically open any door. Damon Creates a door to whatever room he finds Elena Necessary to heal. Being in a spot not covered by the rules governing his fairytale ability to tell her the truth, Damon confesses to her That he and Shinichi kidnapped Stefan And that Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao , who are kitsunes evil plan to destroy Fell's Church. The kitsunes are the ones behind the Malach, the ambulatory trees, and the sexually precocious and self-mutilating girls. Damon also drinks Elena's blood and realizes That it has amazing powers, Including the power to restore a vampire's sexual potency. Damon's possession returns, HOWEVER, and he attacks Elena, who Fleece with the key through a series of doors. At last, she directs the key to open the door to taking her someplace the kitsune can not see. When Damon chases her to this place, Elena finds herself within a power she identifies as Wings of Redemption. Rainbow-colored wings open on her back and enfold her and Damon, who screams as he is redeemed from all his sins. He also forgets everything, so Elena opens up her violet-blue Wings of Remembrance, Which allow him to remember. That Damon realizes he has been possessed by Shinichi And that he'd been playing the villain, and he calls himself an abomination, kisses Elena's foot, and vows to be her slave. Elena then opens up her white Wings of Purification. Still with the wings open, she Causes Damon to lie face-down on her lap and uses her fingernails to pull the Malach out of his spine. The Malach had originally Entered via the puncture in Damon's neck at that Damon mistook for a mosquito at the beginning of the book. Damon stands up and stomps on the Malach to kill it. Damon and Elena then concoct a plan to defeat Shinichi and Misao. First, HOWEVER, Elena makes a side trip to visit Stefan, who is imprisoned in a dungeon in a hell dimension. She makes him drink her blood to regain some of her strength.

Meanwhile, Matt has woken up. Tracking Elena, he ends up at the house she was trying to reach. There another girl, Kristen Dunstan , makes sexual Overtures to him. He continues into the woods and finally runs across Meredith, Bonnie, and Mrs.. Flowers. The four then encounter Isobel and Dr. Alpert. They reach the boarding house, but possessed other girls attack. Appears Damon, and then two of the group are revealed to be Shinichi and Misao, who have been playing with them all along. Damon, Shinichi, and also Dr. Misao. Alpert, Mrs.. Flowers, Matt, Meredith, and Bonnie prisoner. Caroline is also present as one of the helpers of Shinichi and Misao. Elena watches hidden from the trees and wonders if Damon has betrayed her while the others are herded into a clearing. Bonnie is tied spread-eagled to a makeshift altar to the ambulatory trees, and another walking tree with a penis approaches her. Damon magically summons a pair of scissors to cut out Meredith's tongue. Elena hesitates, filled with doubt, but then she realizes That the solution to the situation is belief. She jumps off the tree where she has been hiding and, because she has belief, she Develops a pair of golden wings, called Wings of the Wind, that enable her to fly. She seizes Misao and the scissors, and flies upward. Misao is heavy and Elena falters, but everyone calls out That they believe in her, and she flies higher. She starts to cut Misao's tails off to diminish Misao's power. Damon summons a magic sword and cuts Bonnie free. Misao begs for mercy and Elena finally gives clues where to find the magic key That will release Stefan. Shinichi agrees to give Damon a psychic map if Damon surrenders his memories of the last few days to him. Damon agrees even though losing his memories involves losing his redemption. Elena opens the Wings of Purification again and purifies the Old Woods, turning it into a place where flowers grow and removing the ambulatory trees. The good guys then let Shinichi and Misao him, but not before Misao admits to pretending to be Shinichi pretending to be the mirror-Caroline. Caroline says she is pregnant and needs a husband. The next day, Caroline INFORMS her family and the sheriff That she is pregnant and Matt is Responsible. A judge related to Caroline's family signs an order for Matt's arrest. Thus joins Matt Damon and Elena in Their quest to find and rescue Stefan. Damon refers to Elena as his 'Princess of Darkness', as he intends to win her away from Stefan. Here the first book of the Return trilogy ends.
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[[folder: The Return: Shadow Souls (Book VI)]]

Damon, with Elena and Matt, allows Stefan into the Dark Dimension to set him free from the prison he has been tricked into. When Matt sees Elena and Damon getting too close, he turns back and sends Bonnie and Meredith to inform Elena about what is happening back home. Bonnie and Meredith join Elena as all three are forced to enter as the property of Damon. Elena and Damon exchange blood many times throughout this book and grow closer and sharing a few passionate kisses. Stefan is imprisoned, and only Elena can free him by finding the hidden halves of the kitsune key to his cell. Back home, Matt is hiding from the law and trying to fight the evil kitsune who are destroying their community. He enlists the help of the local doctor and her nephew, the boarding house owner, and Isobel's grandmother, who was once a priestess, to keep their home together. Elena and Damon go to Stefan's prison and free him. Elena then feeds him her blood. As they leave, a good kitsune gives Elena a bouquet for Stefan. Damon's curiosity gets the better of him, and the flower turns him human with one smell. Stefan and Damon wish that they could switch places with one another: Stefan as a human, and Damon as a vampire.
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[[folder: The Return: Midnight (Book VII)]]

Damon is now human. He uses Misao's star ball to reopen the gate to the Dark Dimension and takes Bonnie with him by accident. Damon is then turned back into a vampire by Princess Jessalyn. Bonnie is arrested as a runaway slave and taken to an auction house to be sold. Shinichi buys Bonnie to extract information about Misao's star ball. Since the group has drained Power out of it, Misao is dying. Shinichi throws Bonnie out of a window, but Damon saves her. Meanwhile, in Fell's Church, Matt is arrested for assaulting Caroline, and Stefan, Elena, and Mrs. Flowers go to court to get him out. They bring in Saber, a hell hound Sage left to protect them. Caroline changes into a werewolf at the sight of him. The officials at the court turn into werewolves as well. When Matt is free, Stefan and Elena go into the Dark Dimension and find their friends. The four then travel to the Nether World in search of the largest star ball ever made in hopes that it will save their town. Sage is the guardian of the Gate where the treasures are, including the star ball. He lets the group visit one of the seven gateways. During the journey, Shinichi and Misao die, and Mrs. Flowers changes into a younger version of herself. Meredith discovers that she has a twin brother named Cristian, and Klaus took him when they were three years old. She also tells the group that she is a hunter-slayer and a new type of vampire with small fangs. The kitsune are working for Inari, Isobel's grandmother. She is the most powerful Kitsune in the world, and the star ball is hers. In the Nether World, on the smallest moon, the group finds the star ball in a tree. Damon is killed when the tree stakes him in the heart while he saves Bonnie from falling to her death. Elena uses her "Wings Of Destruction" to destroy the tree and star ball, killing Inari. Sage tells them that maybe the Celestial Court can reverse the damage did in Fell's Church. There the leader of the blonde Guardians reveal that Elena was originally destined to become a guardian. The Celestial Court agrees to reverse what was done in Fell's Church and erase the memories of what happened there. Elena can go home as if she never died, and Stefan will be accepted as her boyfriend. Vicki Bennett, Sue Carson, and Mr. Tanner get their lives back, but nothing can be done for Damon. Angered, Elena begins to unleash her wings of destruction, but a soldier named Lenea stops her. The Three Guardians of the Celestial Courts decide that Elena is unfit to wield the wings, so they clip them. Elena's wings and telepathy (with everyone but Stefan) are lost, and she is practically fully human again. The book ends on the Nether World's smallest moon. It is raining from the tree Elena destroyed, and liquid drips onto a body that thinks of two girls: Elena and Bonnie. It says if he can remember who he is, he can live again, and a name comes: Damon.
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[[folder: The Hunters: Phantom (Book VIII)]]

The group explores the restored Fell's Church, but they are still sad that Damon has died. Elena is reunited with her family, which has hired Caleb Smallwood to work on their yard. He says that he is Tyler's cousin and that he has been staying with Tyler's parents since Tyler "ran away." As the friends leave to pick up Alaric and his friend, Dr. Celia Connor, at the train station, a rose that had appeared at Elena's doorstep cuts Bonnie. The blood pouring out of it spells "Celia" on her arm. At the train station, Celia is almost killed when her scarf gets caught in the train door, but Stefan saves her by ripping the scarf. The shreds spell "Meredith." Meanwhile, on the Dark Moon, Damon crawls out of the mountains of liquified ash. Sage finds him, helps Damon remember who he is, and lets him use the Mystical Elevator to return to Fell's Church. Up to this point, Damon has appeared to Elena in dreams. Elena sees him in her room one night, and he tells her that the energy from Inari's Star Ball gave him life. Elena goes to the cemetery to visit her parents and sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is evil. Later, Bonnie knocks down Mrs. Flowers' knitting, which spells "Bonnie" on the ground. She tries to do a spell to contact Damon, but ends in a coma after being overcome by darkness. Now Elena knows that Damon is alive. When Elena tells Damon, he investigates by letting the darkness take him. His consciousness ends on the Dark Moon. Stefan takes Elena to the Smallwoods' shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. He is descended from werewolves and possesses some witchcraft abilities. Stefan and Elena go shopping, but Elena sees people from high school and becomes envious that they have the normal lives. Darkness overtakes her, and she passes out after Stefan notices a shopkeeper's hair flowing in the shape of the name "Matt." Stefan takes Meredith and Matt to the Smallwoods' house to confront Caleb. Matt passes out after he thinks about Tyler's popularity. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. At the boarding house, Mrs. Flowers says she believes that a phantom that is feeding off envy may be the culprit. They perform a spell to summon the phantom. Meanwhile, Elena meets Bonnie in the land of the flowers that can hold special spells. Matt also arrives, and Elena tells them to look for the way out, which they find. They see Sage in the nexus room and run to the Dark Moon, where Damon is battling a misty blue figure. They all start fighting it, and suddenly they end in the garage of the boarding house. Damon says that the creature is the original phantom, which is much more powerful than an ordinary phantom. The original phantoms were trapped on the Dark Moon by the guardians, but Elena destroyed their prison, and the phantom of envy followed them to Fell's Church. The phantom tells everyone why they should be envious of others, pitting Stefan and Damon against one another in a brutal fight. As the rest of the group admits their jealousies and casts them away, weakening the phantom, Elena makes the brothers reconcile. Damon throws a candle at the phantom, setting it on fire, and Elena reaches into the creature's core and pulls out the rose inside, destroying the phantom. Damon gives Elena his blood to heal her burns as the fire department arrives to put out the fire. Everyone then looks forward to the future
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[[folder: The Hunters: Moonsong (Book IX)]]

Elena is upset by the fact that she is leaving home for college. She says goodbye to her family and leaves with Stefan and Damon for college. She thinks about how Stefan compelled the admissions office into giving her, Bonnie and Meredith the best dorm as well as a separate dorm room for himself. He also compels them into allowing Meredith and Matt into the school; the latter on a football scholarship. Meredith had originally been agreed to Harvard and Matt agreed to a top football school but both had decided to go to Dalcrest College alongside Elena, Bonnie and Stefan to protect Fell's Church should any danger arise. Matt however, felt too guilty to accept a luxurious dorms like the girls, as he had already taken a scholarship meant for somebody else. Damon rents an apartment in the city preferring not to go back to college. As the school year begins, Elena worries about destroying the brothers new found friendship and brotherhood and becoming like Katherine. However, eventually she decides to take a break from both of them so she can sort out her feelings. During the first week of college, Bonnie meets a boy while in a bookshop named Zander. She immediately falls for him and later that week, arranges a date with him. She gets really close to him and his friends. Meredith begins training with a fellow student named Samantha. Matt is invited to join a special fraternity called the Vitale Society. While all this occurs, murders and disappearances within the school begin. The gang fear it may be supernaturally related and so they all investigate. As they investigate, Meredith learns her new friend Samantha is a fellow hunter slayer. Thrilled, they begin to patrol together in order to help each other to develop their skills. Meredith shows time and time again, that she is much more skilled then Samantha. Matt's roommate eventually becomes a victim and Meredith thinks she sees Bonnie's new boyfriend Zander running away while she chases the murderer of another student. Meredith and Elena voice their concerns about Zander, causing Bonnie to leave furiously- After accusing them of envy over her new romance, while Alaric is back in Fell's Church and Elena is separated with Stefan. Bonnie leaves to live with Zander. Damon continues to pursue Elena despite her asking for space and he saves Elena's life from a speeding car. They are caught kissing by Stefan. Furious, Stefan tells Elena that he doesn't want to be with her anymore and then leaves devastated, but not before cutting ties with Damon again. Due to this, Elena decides to start something with Damon. Matt continues in his strive to be a Vitale pledge. As he goes on, he falls for a fellow pledge, Chloe. However, once he gains the courage to ask her out, she is revealed to be the leader of his society's girlfriend "Ethan". Matt is disappointed but continues to be her friend. He feels as though he can finally move on from Elena and even has some negative thoughts about her. When his roommate dies, he begins to spend less time with the group. He completes all the necessary tasks required to join the Vitale society during initiation night. Meredith's friend Samantha is found dead, in her room, having been viciously murdered. Meredith takes it hard and although Bonnie, Matt and Stefan are less involved in the group, she, Elena and Damon continue to investigate more thoroughly. Elena meantime, meets a new professor who reveals he was a friend of her parents who had actually met at Dalcrest College. He doesn't reveal everything he knows about the murders and when Elena pushes him, he caves and tells the group everything. The Vitale society used to be a school society, but has turned into what resembles a cult. He also tells Elena that when it was a school society, he and her parents were a part of it. One day, a Guardian came to them. He gave off such peace and power, they believed him to be an angel. Elena notes that they are definitely not angels after thinking about everything they did. However, he tells Elena that the Guardian said that they needed someone to have a daughter who would change the balance among good and evil in the world and would have amazing powers. He also revealed that the Guardians would take her at age 12. Elena reveals that she had powers but that the Guardians stripped them from her. She ponders over getting her powers back and that she did not know that Guardians could be male but cannot help feeling upset that her parents raised her to be taken. The professor reveals however that when the time came, they could not do it and called him as he had some skill in sorcery. However, they died a few days later and Elena was kept safe so he never could do anything. Elena wonders what is going on but leaves and keeps it from Damon. Bonnie is told by Zander that he is a werewolf and knowing that to become a werewolf, you must kill somebody, she flees. Stefan figures out that Matt's new group is evil and has very bad intentions after talking to both Damon and Elena about their recent discoveries but can only manage to save Matt from the revealed vampire group. He warns the rest of the gang who come together to help. The leader of the group "Ethan" reveals to Stefan that one of Klaus' descendants turned him and that he plans to resurrect him at the equinox. He needs the blood of his descendants however which is where Stefan and Damon come in. As the gang arrive, Damon permits only Meredith and a stubborn Elena to help in the fight. Things go well until Meredith is caught off guard and Damon is outnumbered. However, they manage to win the fight but not before Ethan gets a vial of Damon's blood. However, Meredith kills him before he can do anything. Also, everyone in the gang feels like best friends again and everyone once again feels at home with one another. As the gang leave and prepare to hunt and kill the newly turned pledges and their minders, Bonnie returns to Zander now knowing he was not the campus killer. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf gene and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows its on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension so as not to confuse him. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Meredith missed Ethan's heart and he is still alive with both of the Salvatore's blood and can complete the ritual as expected the equinox unknown to Elena and her friends.
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[[folder: The Hunters: Destiny Rising (Book X)]]

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!!'''Novel Characters (Bios)'''

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[[folder: ''Elena Gilbert'']]

Elena is the novel series' heroine, main protagonist (opposite Stefan), and the female lead character (except Dark Reunion, which features Bonnie McCullough as the protagonist). Elena was born 5 July, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia to Thomas Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert (née Morrow), who were tragically killed in a car accident years back. Elena is 17 at the beginning of the very first book, and she is the most beautiful, popular girl at Robert E. Lee High School (mainly called the Queen). Physically, Elena is extremely beautiful, drop dead gorgeous and she is every boy's dream. She has an 'angelic' physical appearance. Elena has a thick, long, straight pale golden hair, which reaches just above her waist and is so fair in color, it almost seems to shimmer in the sunlights like gold. Elena has an unusual, unique eye colour of blue, which is described to be the same color of lapis lazuli stone (which is the stone vampires use to protect themselves from sunlight) with flecks of gold (but have also been described to be the colour of violets). She has a fair, pale, and creamy skin (compared to the color of swans, alabaster or porcelain) with light, pink rosy cheeks. Elena is of average height for a teenage girl and she is described to have a slender, gorgeous body. According to Stefan, Elena is about a good handspan taller than Katherine. Although Elena has a strong physical resemblance to Katherine, there are slight physical differences among the two girls. While Katherine has lighter, silvery eyebrows and eyelashes, Elena's brows and lashes are darker blonde. Katherine is described to have extremely long (it pools and trails behind her on the floor) darker blonde curly-ish hair while Elena has pale gold blonde straight hair. Elena sees herself as beautiful, therefore, she is quite proud and vain. Elena is extremely shocked and hurt when Stefan, the new boy whom she is instantly, indescribably drawn to, does not pay any attention to her in the beginning of the series, but Stefan avoided her for other personal reasons which were unknown to Elena at the time.

Personality wise, Elena is described to be popular, beautiful, confident and ambitious. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Elena is described as being popular, outgoing, confident, smart, opinionated, idealistic, feisty, sociable, fearless, loving, caring, passionate, devoted, commanding, encouraging, protective, determined, strong, brave and loyal. However, on the downside, Elena can also be selfish, self-centred, entitled, proud, obstinate, stubborn, promiscuous, indecisive, aggressive, vain, headstrong, childish, spoiled, needy, clingy, demanding, conceited, attention seeking and boastful. Elena's best friends since childhood are Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez, but she was once also best friends with Caroline Forbes, who eventually turned into an enemy after Elena fell deeply in love with Stefan, when Stefan reciprocated her feelings and began a relationship with him. Before the series began, Elena had many issues and troubles in regards to then opposite sex, love and romance. She admits to using boys as trophies, prizes and using them to help boost her confidence and self-esteem. Elena's first love is her childhood friend, Matt Honeycutt. Unlike all the other boyfriends and boys Elena has dated, Elena genuinely loves and cares about Matt and doesn't see him the same she does other boys. Although Elena loves and cares for Matt, she feels like she loves him in more of a platonic, brotherly or friendship way. Elena's life changes forever when she unexpectedly and fatefully meets a mysterious, foreign boy from Italy, Stefan Salvatore, who is secretly centuries old immortal. Elena is immediately, intensely and indescribably drawn to Stefan when she first sees him and she is deeply, passionately and strongly in love with him. It was revealed in the book Shadow Souls, that Stefan is Elena's true soulmate due to the 'soulmate principle', which is a silver cord or thread (described to be the colour of moonlight) binding, linking or connecting the souls of destined, true soul mates from heart-to-heart or soul-to-soul.

Elena has a younger four-year-old sister named Margaret, and she and her sister lives with her legal guardian Aunt Judith Gilbert (her father's sister) and Uncle Robert Maxwell. Although Elena is deeply in love with Stefan, she later also develops feelings for Damon, Stefan's older brother. Throughout the series she has to face hard challenges, such as becoming a vampire unwillingly, truly dying to save both Stefan and Damon, then coming back to life as a guardian angel, travelling to the Dark Dimension (in order to save her beloved Stefan), facing kitsune, and fighting a phantom. Elena greatly resembles a vampire, Katherine, and worries that she will become like her and that Stefan and Damon are drawn to her because she strongly resembles Katherine. But the differences are that Elena is a brave, strong, courageous girl and will fight for her friends and not herself. As the series progresses, she is willing to put her life at risk and do anything to help and protect the people she loves and cares about. Elena has endured much loss, grief, pain and tragedy in her very young teenage life; mostly due to the loss of her parents in a tragic, fatal car accident. Elena dies twice throughout the course of the series, first dying and changing into a vampire, and then dying as a vampire after killing Katherine to protect Stefan (and Damon) from Katherine torturing and killing them all. Elena then comes back in Dark Reunion as a spirit of the afterlife and returns in Nightfall a supernatural human with angelic powers and abilities. In Midnight, she is turned back into a regular human girl and begins attending college with her love Stefan and her friends Bonnie, Matt, and Meredith. [[spoiler: Elena is half human (from her father, Thomas' side) and half angel/Guardian (from her mother, Elizabeth's side). Elena finds out she is born to be a Guardian but becomes an Earth Guardian with Andres, a young man from South America a few years older than her, who is also an Earth Guardian. Elena is saddened when Damon resorts back to his old, dark and immoral behaviour and starts to kill again because she choose Stefan. Andres helps Elena get a little power. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. Klaus finally drinks from Elena and dies. It is revealed that Elena is the one Guardian that can kill the Old Ones because of her special blood. Elena then gains all her powers and is able to live forever on Earth as an Earth Guardian with Stefan. Elena then finds out her mother, Elizabeth, was an Earth Guardian and had another daughter named Katherine, who is really Elena's half sister and was the young, beautiful vampire that both Stefan and Damon had fallen in love with back in the fifteenth century. Elena finds out that her Aunt Judith isn't her real aunt and instead, was really her mother's best friend, whom she entrusted to be the legal guardian of both Elena and Katherine. After discovering her real background, Katherine and Elena become more understanding and tolerant of each other. Elena finally chooses Stefan to be her eternal life partner and mate. In order for Elena to live forever and spend an eternity with Stefan, Elena drinks some of the special water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena reunite and end up happily together.]]
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[[folder: ''Stefan Salvatore'']]

Stefan is the novel series' hero, male protagonist (opposite Elena), and male lead character. Stefan is Damon's moral, benevolent younger brother. He was born on 5 November, 1474 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died a few years after Stefan's birth due to an illness. Stefan is a five hundred plus year old immortal born during the time of The Renaissance, who was one of the Salvatore brothers that fell deeply in love with a young beautiful Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild, during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire when he was a 17 year old human boy. During his human life, Stefan was a noble, aristocratic young man who lived by a strict code of morals, values, ethics and code of honor. Stefan strongly believed in nobility, duty, responsibility, justice and doing the right thing as much as possible. In his human years, Stefan was seen to be deeply sentimental and he was shown to care about family, friends, memories, duty, his ambitions and studies, responsibility and serving his duty to his hometown of Florence. Between he and Damon, Stefan was the favored child with everyone, especially his father Giuseppe, mostly because Stefan was seen by everyone as a good, noble, obedient, and ideal son. Stefan was Giuseppe's favorite son and held Stefan at high regard and respect because he was obedient, dutiful, studious, noble and responsible.

Physically, Stefan is extremely gorgeous and inhumanely beautiful with classically handsome fine facial features which are youthful, boyish and fresh in appearance. He has a straight classical nose, full perfectly shaped lips, and high cheekbones which are sculptors dream. Stefan has the thick, soft, black wavy-ish hair, intense, captivating and piercing green eyes, which are described to be the color of emeralds, malachite or summer oak leaves and very pale, clear skin. He is taller than Damon with a lean, flat-muscled body with long legs, and lithe, hard muscles in his arms and chest. Stefan is said to strongly physically resemble Damon due to family relation; this is noticed by both Elena and Bonnie. Stefan wears a heavy silver ring with a large, round lapis lazuli stone (given to him by Katherine) on the middle finger of his right hand in order for him to walk in the sunlight.

Personality wise, Stefan is described as brooding, mysterious, complex, inscrutable and intense. In regards to his personality traits and characteristics, Stefan is the complete and total opposite of his brother Damon. Stefan is described to be pure of heart; compassionate, empathetic, kind, altruistic, selfless, moral, noble, brave, courageous, gallant, loyal and protective. However, on the downside, Stefan can also be depressive, martyring, guilt-ridden, isolated, self-pitying, too selfless, naive, self-loathing and stubborn. As opposed to his elder brother Damon, Stefan deeply, strongly cares about humankind and has a very strong regard for human life. Because of this, Stefan has never killed any humans during his immortal life and therefore, does not drink human blood under any circumstances and lives on a strict animal blood diet (although throughout the series, he does eventually give in to his 'no human blood ever' rule and drinks Elena's blood during times of intimacy). Although Stefan is very kind, compassionate, calm and gentle by nature, Stefan has a quick temper when provoked and can be menacing, intimidating and scary if you try to cross him, manipulate him or harm the people that he loves and cares about in any way. Stefan is stoically loyal and fiercely protective.

Not much is known of Stefan's back story or of what Stefan had been doing between the period of the time when Stefan was transformed into a vampire back in his home of Florence and the time he came to Fells Church, but it could be presumed that Stefan was living in the shadows while saving or protecting humans who were ever in any harm or danger. Although Stefan had lived in secret and in the shadows, Stefan yearned to live amongst humankind, desiring to relive his humanity, the humanity that he had lost against his will many centuries ago. Stefan is also a strong romantic at heart; he is very chivalrous, gallant, well-mannered and polite towards the opposite sex and he loves very intensely, deeply and passionately. Stefan is at first seen to be shy, quiet and reserved, however, eventually he opens up to the humans around him and makes good, solid and lasting friendships and acquaintances. When Stefan lets his guard down, he is practical, charming, pleasant, friendly and likeable and also possesses a dry sense of humor.

Stefan arrives in Fells Church to start a new life and live amongst humans and enrolls as a high school student at Robert E. Lee High School to blend in like a regular 17 year old human. It is there, where Stefan unexpectedly, fatefully and inevitably meets Elena Gilbert. He is intensely, immediately and indescribably drawn to her. He fell for her at first sight, but because Elena bears a striking resemblance to his past and first love, Katherine, he repeatedly tries to avoid her at all costs during the beginning of the series, feeling that their uncanny physical resemblance brings up painful, sorrowful memories of his dark past. Later in the series, Stefan eventually lets his walls crumble and falls in even deeper and more passionate love with Elena. However, although Stefan falls for Elena, and Elena reciprocates his love just as strongly and passionately, his elder and malevolent brother, Damon, follows him to Fells Church to make torture him and make his life chaos. Damon repeatedly makes threats and attempts to try to rob Elena away from him out of revenge, anger and envy against him. In Shadow Souls, it was revealed that Elena is Stefan's true soulmate, due to the 'soulmate principle'. Stefan develops strong friendships with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Stefan becomes best friends with Matt Honeycutt, Elena's childhood friend and first love, in The Awakening. Although Matt is still in love with Elena when Stefan begins a relationship with her, Matt supports Stefan and Elena being together and believes that Stefan is a good individual, despite him being a vampire. Throughout the course of the series, Stefan has been strewn out of Fells Church, mostly out of his control (and mostly, by Damon's influence), causing him and Elena to repeatedly become separated from each other against their will. Due to all the unexpected, unusual events surrounding both Stefan and Elena, they have both have had to overcome many obstacles, trials and tribulations and their strong love for each other has been tested repeatedly throughout the series. Because of this, it has caused Stefan to leave Elena's well-being and life in the hands of his impulsive, immoral and dangerous brother, Damon.

Though Stefan and Damon do not see eye to eye, Stefan still deeply loves his elder brother and strongly believes that Damon has an inner humanity deep inside him, despite Damon's constant of committing amoral acts. In regards to Damon, Stefan has a rather complicated and even strained relationship with his elder brother, ever since childhood. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed or hated his brother ever since they were children, and Stefan could never understand why Damon always hated him so much. Stefan believes that the deep hatred that Damon harbored against him had to do with the untimely death of their mother due to Stefan's birth. Stefan revealed that Damon was quite close to her, considering that Damon was the first born child of the family and that as soon as Stefan was born, both Giuseppe and Stefan and Damon's mother gave more attention and love to the younger Salvatore, changing the dynamics of the Salvatore family completely. Stefan does not have much memory of his mother, because she died a few years after he was born, but it is said that his and Damon's mother was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of personality and temperament. She was said to possess a similar temperament to Stefan; calm, gentle, kind, caring and protective but also, she was rather fragile, weak and vulnerable in regards to physical health.

Stefan is the opposite of Damon in regards to outlook, values, ethics and beliefs, which makes Stefan extremely polar opposite to Damon in all these aspects. While Damon has no problem with killing many innocent humans for their blood to gain Power, Stefan is strongly opposed to taking innocent human life and has never believed that killing innocent people for their life force (blood) is worth it to be powerful and gain Power. Whereas Damon is strongly drawn to the dangerous, wild, dark side of life and living in the shadows of darkness, Stefan enjoys life amidst the sunlight amongst the comfort of family, friends and humans. Although Stefan doesn't drink human blood, Stefan still possesses the standard vampire abilities such as immortality, super speed, super strength, agility, enhanced senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell), telepathy, and mind compulsion. Stefan also has the unique ability of being able to read individuals minds. If Stefan consumes enough human blood, Stefan would gain enough Power to manipulate the weather (create storms, rain, thunder, lightening, wind, fog, etc.) and shape shift into an animal, in which Stefan did after he drank enough human blood and turned into a falcon in The Struggle. Stefan is attending college with his love Elena and his friends Bonnie, Matt and Meredith. [[spoiler: Stefan helps in the fight to kill Klaus and succeeds. Stefan and Elena finally reunite after much chaos, pain, struggles and obstacles. Elena finally chooses Stefan over Damon to be her eternal life partner. In order for Elena to spend forever, an eternity with Stefan, she drinks some of the water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena happily reunite.]]
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[[folder: ''Damon Salvatore'']]

Damon is the novel series' anti hero and main antagonist. Damon is Stefan's immoral, malevolent elder brother. He was born October 31, 1469 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died due to an illness that had weakened her a few years after Stefan's birth. Damon is a five hundred plus year old immortal who was born during the period of The Renaissance. He, along with his younger brother Stefan, fell in love with a young Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire in his early twenties. Physically, Damon is described to be extremely gorgeous with handsome features, high cheekbones, and a cruel mouth. He has straight, fine, black hair, black eyes the color of the midnight sky, and very pale complexion. Damon is said to strongly physically resemble his younger brother Stefan due to family relation. This is noticed both by Elena and Bonnie. Although Stefan and Damon have a strong resemblance to one another, there are slight physical differences between him and Stefan (Stefan has the thick, wavy-ish hair, Damon fine straight hair and Stefan has green eyes, Damon has black eyes). Damon, like Stefan, wears a silver ring with a large lapis lazuli stone on the middle finger of his left hand to protect him from the sunlight.
During his human years, Damon was described to be rebellious, disobedient, delinquent, troublesome, insubordinate, self-centred, proud, arrogant, reckless, careless, impulsive, irresponsible, envious, competitive, adventurous. However, Damon did possess seduction and poise of that of a proud aristocrat. He had little to no respect for authority and duty; the complete opposite of Stefan. Damon made and lived by his own rules, refusing to listen to or follow authority and stand up to the concepts of duty and responsibility. Damon preferred living adventure, wildness, and danger; seeking out pure self-pleasure above all, even family and duty to Florence. Damon engaged in various activities that involved danger and living on the edge such as gambling, drinking, jousting, sword fighting, womanizing and hunting and hawking. Due to Damon's rebelliousness and wild lifestyle, he was seen as strongly irresponsible and a "ne'er do well" coward by most of the entire town of Florence, including his own father Giuseppe, who has always expressed resentment and extremely disappointment in Damon and whom Damon never had a good relationship with since childhood. Personality wise, Damon is the complete and total opposite of his younger brother Stefan. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Damon is described to be cold, sinister, sadistic, impulsive, selfish, prideful, arrogant, vain, envious, controlling, manipulative, powerful, dangerous, reckless, unkind, uncaring, cold-hearted, ruthless and unsympathetic. However, Damon is also capable of being loyal, determined, passionate, protective (especially where Bonnie is concerned) and capable of affection with only a very select few of people. Normally Damon is rather self-contained and emotionless, however, Damon seems to possess a quick, violent temper and lash outwardly towards others in extreme fury and anger, very much like his father Giuseppe. This is probably one reason why Giuseppe and Damon clashed so severely during Damon's childhood and human life.

Damon strongly despises humans and he has little to no regard for human life. He is guiltless and remorseless and has little to no problem with killing and torturing many innocent humans or taking human life mainly for their blood supply. It was revealed that after Damon had transformed into a vampire, Damon had joined one of the Free Companies which included ruthless mercenaries, that involved robbing and plundering. Damon had wandered all across the world; fighting, torturing and killing many innocent humans along the many centuries to rob their life essence (blood) for gain in Power. Damon did this to gain a significant amount of Power so that he could be much stronger then that of Stefan to torture him. Stefan, as opposed to Damon, has never killed any humans or drank human blood during his immortal life and had lived off a strict animal blood diet, which caused Stefan to be weaker in his Power. Damon also has little to no problem with threatening and intimidating small children, such as Elena's younger sister, Margaret. Damon likes to manipulate and torture humans for his own personal pleasure and he is highly sadistic in nature. He is shorter and stockier than Stefan but more powerful since he feeds off human blood straight from the vein. Damon enjoys toying with, torturing and tormenting his younger brother Stefan and making him feel weak and vulnerable. In regards to romance, Damon has been shown to display deep feelings for Elena and Bonnie but in different ways. Damon has strong feelings of passion and desire for Elena and he has made it his goal to make Elena his 'Princess of Darkness'. Damon has repeatedly offered Elena a life of adventure and power in the darkness but Elena has rejected Damon's wishes repeatedly and remained stoically loyal to Stefan and her love for him. This has caused Damon to become extremely angry, jealous and vengeful towards Stefan. Aside from Elena, Damon has a deep, intense bond with Bonnie. The two have a deep, unusual and unbreakable bond between one another physically and emotionally. Damon is also always seen to be extremely protective of her, especially whenever she is in trouble. He even goes so far as to sacrifice himself for her and cried when he found out she'd been kidnapped in Midnight. Damon is seen to be very gentle and tender towards Bonnie and she seems to bring out the more 'human' side of Damon without any effort and before Elena ever could.

During his human life, Damon was always in the shadows of his younger brother Stefan. Between he and Stefan, Stefan was the favoured child with everyone, including Damon and Stefan's parents, especially their father, Giuseppe. Damon never got along with his father since childhood and had a rather strained relationship with him, the complete opposite of Stefan, who Giuseppe strongly favoured. It was revealed in the series that when Damon and Stefan were young children after their mother had passed away, Giuseppe would often get into raging, intense and heated arguments and fights with a young Damon, normally when Giuseppe was also rather drunk. During the intense, heated fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Giuseppe would physically beat and abuse Damon. It was also revealed that during the fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Stefan would often step between Giuseppe and Damon while they were fighting, to prevent the argument from escalating and to stop Giuseppe from beating and abusing Damon. Because of this, Stefan has always been given the role of peacemaker within the family, especially after their mother died. Due to Stefan always being the chosen one, preferred one or the favourite amongst everyone, and Stefan constantly being given attention, love, and respect since their human lives, there was always a lot of anger, hatred, revenge and jealousy towards Stefan from Damon since childhood.

Because of Damon's jealousy, anger and envy towards his brother, Damon made it his life's goal both as a mortal and immortal to mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically torment Stefan as much as possible, including threatening to kill Stefan on multiple occasions. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed Stefan since childhood, not just out of jealousy towards Stefan but because he thinks that Stefan is to blame and is responsible for the death of their mother, who was weakened and fell very ill after she gave birth to Stefan and never recovered afterwards. Because of this, Stefan has always felt responsible and has felt extremely guilty about his mother's death, thinking that he is to blame, even though it was not Stefan's fault. Although Stefan doesn't have much memory of his mother before she died, it was said that Damon was quite close to her and she was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of temperament and personality; she was said to possess a warm, kind, compassionate and caring personality, similar to that of Stefan. Although Damon repeatedly admits to passionately loathing his younger brother Stefan since their human years and since childhood, it has been evident throughout the course of the series that Damon does in fact love and care about the younger Salvatore and has secretly wanted to be 'worthy' of Stefan and his brotherhood eventually. Currently, Damon is living within the town of Fells Church alongside his brother Stefan, who is attending college with Elena, Zander, Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. [[spoiler: Damon is upset that Elena choose Stefan. Because of this, Damon becomes the old Damon again and begins to kill. Damon tells everyone that he is done with them and wants no part with their lives anymore. Damon watches over the only two people he cares about, Stefan and Elena. Elena and Stefan try to help Damon from succumbing deeper into darkness, but they don't initially succeed. Finally, Elena and Damon make a deal with the Guardians to save and preserve his life. In the end, Damon is back to normal. Damon tells Elena that they will always be good friends, will always be inlove with her and that he understands that Elena will always love and choose Stefan no matter what. Damon tells Elena that he is ready to move on and live his immortal life as an adventurer.]]
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[[folder: ''Bonnie McCullough'']]

Bonnie is a main female character of the book series. She was born September 8, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia. She is the best friend of Elena Gilbert and Meredith Sulez. She also used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes since childhood, alongside Elena and Meredith, but became distant from her as they got older due to personal reasons. Bonnie is a powerful psychic witch who is descended from Celtic Druids. She eventually develops strong, deep feelings for Damon, and has an unusual, unbreakable bond with him, physically and emotionally. Bonnie is of Scottish-American descent. She has the one older sister called Mary who is three or four years older and is a nurse. It's also hinted that she may have another older sister but it was never confirmed. Physically, Bonnie is described to be petite (about 4'7" to 4'11" in height) and has large, childlike brown eyes with long, heavy, black eyelashes and strawberry-red hair that she had permed at the very start of the books but is naturally straight. She has the white, pale skin that Damon describes as translucent. Her physique is described to be somewhat underdeveloped and because of this, Damon often refers to Bonnie as a 'woman-child'. She is considered classically beautiful but has yet to grow into herself. Personality wise, Bonnie is described as bubbly, optimistic, cheerful, kind, caring, selfless, brave, loyal and protective. She is sometimes considered to be the weakest member of the group because she is the most emotional and compassionate out of everyone, but she is always willing to help and to protect her friends and loved ones in any way that she can, regardless of the danger. This proves how brave she in dangerous situations, despite everyone around her thinking differently and believing that she is not capable of protecting herself because of her childlike looks. Bonnie has always been considered second and third compared to Elena and Meredith, but because she is not an envious person by nature it doesn't normally affect her or bother her.

Because of her personality, Bonnie can also be taken for granted by most people including her friends, especially in regards to her empathy and ability of giving to others without asking for anything in return. In general, Bonnie is sweet, enthusiastic, unselfish, kind and humble, in retrospect, she is the complete the opposite of Damon. She is also powerful and helps the group many times. Bonnie doesn't like her psychic powers because when she over uses them, she sometimes falls unconscious, faints or blacks out but when asked by Honoria Fell, she decides to keep them and she tries to use them as well as her late Grandma in Scotland had used them. Bonnie is terrified of her strong abilities and powers and what she is capable of doing with them, fearing that her powers might control her rather than the other way around. Bonnie tends to pass out after her visions and has yet to show any real usage of her power. Later in the story she develops a connection with Matt, but her connection with him are more platonic and brotherly in nature. Bonnie talks about the prophecy in which her grandmother told her that she would die young and be young and beautiful in her grave. Bonnie is attending college with her friends Elena, Stefan, Meredith and Matt. At college, Bonnie meets an original werewolf named Zander in the book Moonsong, who has told her that he loves her. Both Zander and Elena have shown a dislike towards one another, due to a strong lack of trust between the two. [[spoiler: Zander and Bonnie develop a stronger romantic connection and relationship and the two end up happy together.]]
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[[folder: ''Meredith Sulez'']]

Meredith is a main female character of the book series. She was born 6 June 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia, although ever since childhood, Meredith always celebrated her birthday a week before her actual birth date which was May 31. Meredith is best friends with both Elena Gilbert and Bonnie McCullough since the first grade, and she is also close friends with Matt Honeycutt and Stefan Salvatore. Meredith used to be friends with Caroline Forbes alongside Elena and Bonnie, but eventually grew apart due to personal reasons. Meredith does not care for Stefan's elder brother, Damon Salvatore and she is one character who's not impressed by him or enamored by his charms whatsoever. She is Latina in descent and physically, she is tall, with an olive complexion, dark brown eyes, heavy black lashes, and thick, loose black hair. According to Elena, she never wears make-up because she doesn't need any. She is described as elegant, graceful, and beautiful. She has a very wry personality, often making keen observations or comments in a dry tone. She is normally very cool and unflappable, intelligent, intellectual, calm under pressure, and extremely competent. Meredith is extremely cynical when it comes to vampires. When Stefan first arrives at school, Meredith, along with every other girl in the school, finds Stefan strongly attractive. She later falls in love with Alaric Saltzman, the school's young and new history teacher, and has a long-distance relationship with him as he studies abroad in Russia. She is the only human female character in the novels who seems to be completely unfazed by Damon in some way and is the only person Damon admits to being afraid of. In The Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol. 3: Midnight, it is revealed that Meredith has a twin brother named Cristian Sulez. On Meredith and Cristian's third birthday, Klaus, the Original vampire, influenced Meredith to drink Cristian's blood. Then he kidnapped Cristian and fed him blood, slowly turning him into a vampire. Although it is not explained how, Cristian grew into an 18 year old even though he is a vampire. Since Cristian was four, Klaus has sent Meredith's parents, Nando and Gabriela Sulez, pictures of Cristian. Before Klaus kidnapped Cristian, he instructed Meredith's parents to feed Meredith a tablespoon of animal blood every week or she would die. This has resulted in Meredith's canines being like "kitten teeth" although she is not a vampire. Both her parents and at least one grandmother are alive. Meredith's mother used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes' mother a long time before the start of the series. Meredith's grandfather currently resides in a mental institution in West Virginia. After the attack, Meredith's grandfather became a source of deep shame for the family. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie says that Meredith's parents "considered her grandfather's condition such a blot that they never allowed him to be mentioned to outsiders." In The Return: Midnight, she is revealed to be a vampire hunter and has been keeping it a secret all her life.
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[[folder: ''Matthew "Matt" Honeycutt'']]

Matt is a male supporting character of the book series. Matt was born and raised in Fells Church, Virginia. He is Elena's childhood friend, ex-boyfriend and first love. Matt is the typical human 18-year-old 'All-American' boy-next-door, who was the high school star quarterback on the schools football team. He was on the high school football team with Tyler Smallwood and Stefan Salvatore, who played the position of wide receiver. Matt is good looking, very tall and athletic, with short, cropped blond hair and clear, honest blue eyes. Due to his family's poverty, he tends to wear older clothes. Personality wise, Matt is described as practical, friendly, kind, loyal, understanding, supportive and protective. While Matt is heartbroken at losing Elena to Stefan, he eventually accepts it. In the beginning, Matt is extremely envious of Stefan and still pines for Elena, but he shows some feelings for Bonnie, although his connection with Bonnie is more platonic or brotherly in nature. Later in the series, the relationship between Stefan and Matt is closer to that of best friends or companions. Matt, however, strongly dislikes Stefan's elder brother, Damon and they frequently fight throughout the course of the series. He is fiercely loyal and likes to see the best in people. After the events of The Fury, Matt's faith in humanity and the world was severely shaken, and he spends much of Dark Reunion in a pessimistic and defeated state. It takes a renewal of friendship and a deep heart-to-heart with his best friend, Stefan for him to regain some of his earlier determination, optimism and good humor. Matt is attending college with his friends Elena, Stefan, Bonnie and Meredith.
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[[folder: ''Caroline Forbes'']]

Caroline is a female supporting character of the book series. She is described as being attractive in a model-esque way, tall, curvaceous, and bronzed. She has the thick, wavy, auburn hair and catlike, slanted, bright green eyes. She frequently wears skimpy clothing that emphasizes her assets and shows off her bronzed complexion. Caroline's personality is difficult to ascertain, as readers mostly see her being adversarial to Elena. Caroline has a younger brother named Daniel. Her father joins a lynching party to stake Stefan and/or shoot him with wooden bullets. Elena notes that she and Caroline used to be the best of friends, though they developed a rivalry for social status. Caroline also used to be friends with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Over the summer, while Elena was in France, Caroline turned on her, and when Elena returns on the first day of school, she is met with a cold reception. Originally, Caroline wanted Stefan for herself but Elena was indescribably and strongly drawn to him. This caused the rivalry between Caroline and Elena to heat up intensely. From what is displayed of Caroline's personality in the books, she is extremely competitive, manipulative, cunning, selfish, shallow, and self-centered. She takes social slights very personally and seems to value status above most other things. After Elena's second and then-final death, Caroline seems to have a change of heart; she rejoins her old friends, Bonnie and Meredith, and stops speaking ill of Elena. Caroline eventually gets involved in a relationship with Tyler Smallwood. In The Return: Nightfall, it is revealed that Caroline is pregnant with Tyler's unborn twins but Tyler does not know this. At first, it was suspected that Matt Honeycutt was the father of Caroline's unborn children, but it is confirmed that Tyler is the real father. Because Tyler is a werewolf, the babies are hybrids, being half human, half werewolf. Therefore, both unborn children are carrying the werewolf gene and could possibly change into werewolves in the future.
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[[folder: ''Alaric K. Saltzman'']]

Alaric is a male supporting character of the book series. He is the new, young, attractive history teacher at Robert E. Lee High School who was suspected of being a vampire hunter when he was in fact studying vampires. He is an experimental psychologist from Duke University, specializing in the research of psychic powers. His research took a sideways step when he discovered the victim of a vampire. He focused his research on vampire victims. Alaric is good-looking, with an athletic build, hazel eyes, and sandy brown hair. He has a boyish smile, and he is not much older than the students in his class. In The Fury, Elena assesses him to be two or three years older than she is, which is 22 or 23 years old at the most. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie believes that Alaric is about 22. Despite trying to appear as a fearsome vampire hunter and killer, he is not a violent, hateful person and cannot stand to see innocents hurt. He denies being a vampire hunter when Damon accuses him of being one. Once it is established that Stefan is not the killer plaguing Fell's Church, Alaric is concerned for Stefan's safety on learning he has gone to meet with Caroline Forbes, where he will be ambushed. He is highly sociable and is able to function very well as a host. Alaric falls in love with Meredith Sulez and has a long-distance relationship with her while he goes abroad to further his studies. Alaric is good at power-seeking and has the high material goals. He develops a romantic relationship with Meredith on the sly. While they do not have any romantic scenes together in the books, nor are they as outwardly affectionate as Stefan and Elena, there are implications that the relationship is serious. The reason for their secrecy may be the inappropriate nature of a student/teacher relationship, even though Alaric only went to Fell's Church to research vampires and used teaching as a cover. Alaric is an Aquarius, and he is from Charlottesville, Virginia.
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[[folder: ''Katherine Von Schwarzschild'']]

Katherine was the young and beautiful a vampire whom Stefan and Damon fell in love with during the Italian Renaissance 500 years ago. She was born in Germany to Baron Von Schwartzchild. She resembles Elena with golden blond hair and eyes the color of lapis lazuli. She was very fragile when she was young and her last illness was terminal. Her maid Gudren sought out a vampire named Klaus to turn Katherine into a vampire. As a vampire, Katherine is much stronger than she was as a human, but the sun still weakens her. She wears a small, silver lapis lazuli ring, made by her maid Gudren, to protect herself from burning in the sun. Katherine arrives in Florence, Italy where her father took her in order for her to recover after he illness. It was there when Katherine meets and falls in love with Stefan Salvatore, the younger Salvatore brother. Over a period of time, after Stefan and Katherine spend much time together, Stefan and Katherine's fathers begin to discuss the prospects of a possible marriage. However, this prospect is cut when Stefan's elder brother, Damon comes home from university. Damon, in an attempt to get revenge against his brother out of hatred and envy, tries to seduce Katherine as much as possible and tries to steal her from Stefan. Katherine eventually develops feelings for Damon, resulting in a competition between the two brothers for Katherine's affections. Katherine turns both Stefan and Damon into vampires so that all three can be happily together forever. When Stefan and Damon argue and tell Katherine that she must choose between them, Katherine attempts to get the brothers to reconcile by fooling them into believing she had committed suicide. Blaming the other for Katherine's death, Stefan and Damon fight to the death by sword, thus completing their transformations into vampires. Both Damon and Stefan feel immense guilt over having caused Katherine's "death." In The Fury, it is revealed that Katherine is the Other Power who attacked some of the people of Fell's Church. After Stefan and Damon killed each other, Katherine fled to Germany, where Klaus found her. Katherine grew powerful and sadistic over the centuries partly due to Klaus' influence. She can shape shift into a white tiger, kitten, owl, and she can manipulate the weather. She boasts about being the strongest of all due to killing many humans and vampires. She lured Stefan and Damon to Fell's Church to punish them for not reconciling after she faked her death. Katherine tries to kill Stefan, Elena and Damon. Katherine was especially envious of Elena for Stefan falling deeply in love with her. Katherine dies when Elena shoves her into a shaft of light and removes her protective necklace. It was revealed in The Fury that although Katherine loved both brothers, she reveals that she had always loved Stefan more than Damon. [[spoiler: Katherine is reborn by Klaus (in The Hunters:Destiny Rising) and she becomes more caring and less selfish. It is revealed Elizabeth, who is Elena's mother and who was an Earth Guardian, is also her birth mother and is the half sister of Elena. Katherine was supposed to be a Guardian as well when she was 12 years of age, but she became fragile and very ill so the Guardians did not want her. Katherine finds out when she was dead, and did not tell Elena. Elena finds out and questions Katherine of whether or not she knew about Elena and her background. At the end of the series, Elena and Katherine appear to become more tolerant and understanding towards each other.]]
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[[folder: ''Klaus'']]

Klaus is a pureblood vampire, one of the 'Old Ones' who has never been a human, and he existed long ago before the pyramids were built, which was 2500 B.C. According to him, he fought in the Trojan war and helped cause the downfall of the Roman Empire. In the late 15 century, he lived in a village in Germany, where the people thought that he was the devil himself. Klaus is Nordic in appearance, with electric blue eyes and short, close-cropped, platinum blond hair. He is described as being handsome although his features are often contorted in madness. He wears a dusty long tan coat. Personality-wise, Klaus is extremely deranged, and the line between his evil and his madnesss are very blurry. When pressed, he is deadly serious and reminds everyone about his unfathomable old age, but usually he seems unnaturally chipper, and his evil deeds during Dark Reunion are tinged with irony. He refers to everyone as "sport." He writes "Goodnight, sweetheart" on Vickie's mirror after brutally murdering her and leaving the same song playing in her room. He nearly kills Stefan with the white ash wood spear that was intended for him. His mood changes from cheerful and amused to enraged in seconds. Despite his seemingly erratic and scattered personality, he appears to be a patient and methodical killer capable of elaborate plans. One day, a maid begged for his help to save her dying mistress, Katherine von Swartzschild. Klaus turned her into a vampire and instructed her on how to be malevolent and despotic. Centuries later, Katherine thought that she killed him, but Klaus arrives in Fell's Church, where he helps Tyler become a werewolf. After that, he uses Tyler and his own enhanced vampire powers to play with the Salvatore brothers and their human friends. He murders Sue Carson, a friend of Bonnie and Meredith, and Vickie Bennett in an extremely violent manner. He offers Damon a truce if he will keep out of his way whiles he violently kills Stefan. Klaus also kidnaps Caroline Forbes and holds her hostage as bait to get Stefan to fight him. In the final showdown, all the weapons used against him fail. Stefan bravely faces Klaus in an attempt to battle him and defeat him to protect the people he cares about and the town of Fells Church. However, despite Stefan's bravery, Klaus about almost kills Stefan and also, nearly kills Damon as well until there is an intervention from Elena's spirit, leading an army of Civil War ghosts. The ghosts carry a screaming Klaus away, and his current whereabouts (and state of being) are unknown. Klaus reappears in the Hunters trilogy, in the book Destiny Rising. [[spoiler: Klaus is reborn by Ethan Crane. Klaus awakens all the vampires he turned that are dead and creates an army. Klaus promises to kill Elena and all her friends for revenge. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. When Klaus drinks Elena's blood, he dies for good. It is revealed that Elena is the one that can kill the Old Ones by letting them drink her blood.]]
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[[folder: ''Sage'']]

Sage is a vampire, presumed to be an Old One by Elena, although it is never proven. He is described as being helpful, benevolent and good-hearted. In 'The Return' trilogy, they encounter him and he is a good character. Sage helps Bonnie, Elena, Stefan, and Damon throughout these books. The four soon start to trust him and consider him their friend and ally in the battle. Sage is born during the Iron Age (700 to 500 BC), and is the son of a Fallen Angel and an unknown french woman. For a while, he knew the nature of his father and his mother, but when the woman dies and her soul is damned because the love for the devil, The Celestial Court send him and his father in the Dark Dimension and he become the Guardian of the Gate of the Seven Treasures of Kitsune. Probably here he take, as his "pets", a hellhound named Sabre and a falcon named Talon. The death, and damnation, of the mother left Sage conflicted, torn between his loyalty to his father and his desire to avenge her.
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[[folder: ''Judith Maxwell (Née Gilbert)'']]

Judith is Elena and Margaret's maternal aunt and legal guardian. She is the sister of Elena and Margaret's mother.Judith was born into the Morrow family at an unknown time. She could be strict and anxious sometimes, but was caring and responsible. Judith met a man name Robert Maxwell at some point,and affectionately called him "Bob". He proposed to her, and she accepted his request. She moved in with Elena and her baby sister Margaret right after the death of the girls' parents. She always looks vaguely flustered. She has a thin, mild face and flyaway red hair pushed back untidily. She is engaged to and later marries Robert Maxwell, though she briefly broke the engagement after Elena's death, thinking it was best for Margaret. She is deeply caring and one of the last people Elena talks to before dying the first time. [[spoiler: It is revealed in ''Destiny Rising'' that Judith isn't Elena's or Margaret's biological aunt; she was a very good friend of Elena's mother only, despite having been called "Miss Gilbert" in The Struggle and Dark Reunion.]]
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[[folder: ''Margaret Gilbert'']]

Margaret is the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Gilbert, niece of Judith and Robert Maxwell, and Elena's younger 4 yr old sister. When her parents died, she was only a year old and can barely remember them. Elena considers her to be very innocent and secretly talks to her as a vampire after her death, saying that it is not yet her time to rejoin her deceased parents. She has the platinum white-blond hair, fair, pink skin with peachy cheeks, and very light blue eyes. Margaret is generally cheerful, upbeat and optimistic, and she is empathetic enough to offer Elena Halloween candy when her older sister seems distressed. She likes animals well enough to adopt a kitten, though it turns out to be Katherine von Swartzschild in animal form. Due to her age, she gives little to no evidence of understanding the activities and concerns of her older sister or the other characters. She perceives Elena’s death as her older sister’s having gone to be with their parents. Her parents died when she was around one year old, so she has little memory of them. It is unknown how she spends her time or if she has any friends, as the reader only sees her with Elena or Aunt Judith.
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[[folder: ''Vickie Bennett'']]

Vickie was an acquaintance of Elena, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie, but she was never particularly a part of their inner circle. Physically, she was small with light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She was at the cemetery with Elena when they left the homecoming dance. She had stayed there in the church with Dick Carter, Tyler Smallwood's best friend. She was attacked by Katherine, and that caused her to go insane and she accused Elena of it. Then she is accused of killing Sue because she relapsed after her death and she was the only one present. After her transition away from the "fast crowd," her involvement is considered unlikely. When Bonnie and Meredith go to her house, she catatonically says that the murderer said she is next. She is left under the protection of Damon but is later murdered by Klaus. In Midnight, it was revealed that Vickie was presumably alive and in Fells Church.
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[[folder: ''Tyler Smallwood'']]

Tyler Smallwood is a 18-year-old direct descendant of the Smallwoods that were present at the founding of Fell's Church. Tyler is the stereotypical "jock" type; he is very tall, broad, husky and muscular with jet black hair, pale skin and very dark eyes. He is described as handsome and attractive, although he is rather fleshy. Tyler has fleshy hands and significantly large teeth. Tyler is much taller than Stefan and at least twice as broad. Tyler's family, the Smallwoods, is one founding family of Fell's Church; there appears to be some deep-seated resentment on the part of the Smallwoods over the history of the town's creation. Tyler seems to think that his family is more responsible for the founding than the Fell family, after which the town is named. In the first book, Tyler takes Elena to the graveyard, where she sees his grandfather's grave. Tyler tries to force himself on Elena, but Stefan saves her. Tyler has been antagonistic towards Stefan and Elena ever since. He is later revealed to be a werewolf; it was dormant until he knew how to begin the werewolf gene. Tyler eventually develops a relationship with Caroline Forbes. He is the father of Caroline's unborn babies at the end of The Return: Nightfall. Tyler has a cousin named Caleb Smallwood, who appears in Phantom.
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[[folder: ''Caleb Smallwood'']]

Caleb is a member of the Smallwood Family and a carrier of the werewolf gene. He is an ancestor of Jacob Smallwood and the cousin of Tyler Smallwood. Physically, Caleb is described as having curly blond hair, and blue eyes. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Smallwood. When he was twelve, is father allowed his brother's son, Tyler, to stay with them for a short period of time. A few years later, in 1986, both Mr. Smallwood and his wife died. Later Caleb moved to Fell's Church, at home of his uncles, in early summer, after the "disappearance" of his cousin Tyler, following the fight against Klaus. Suddenly he finds himself having memories of two conflicting realities (one that was real, and one that was made up of fake memories implanted by the Guardians). The reason he retains his real memories is because he is supernatural (not just a dormant werewolf, but also some kind of spellcaster). He sees newspaper articles depicting each reality as well, and determines from them that Elena and her friends know what has happened and why his memories are so conflicting. Hoping that they also know where Tyler is, he begins doing yard work for aunt Judith, hoping to get closer to Elena so that she will tell him everything. In an effort to speed up this process, he casts a spell that makes the group jealous of everyone else, hoping they will turn against each other and reveal what they know. He give Elena, at their first meeting, a rose that has "found" on the porch (probably linked to the spell). He later watches the group during the rescue of Meredith from drowning, at Hot Springs, but runs away when is saw by the girl and Matt.
When Elena goes to the cemetery, to visit her parents, she also sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents, and reveals that he was the one who run away to Hot Springs. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is "evil". Stefan takes Elena to the Caleb's shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. Later Stefan, Meredith and Matt eventually try to confront him in Smallwoods' house, while his aunt and uncle are away, where he reveals his plan. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. As Matt stands guard on the first floor, Meredith regretfully informs Caleb that Tyler killed Sue Carson and that they truly don't know what happened to him. Later, the rose given to Elena by Caleb, will be used to destroy an Original Phantom, that fed the jealousy of the group.
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[[folder: ''Jacob Smallwood'']]

Jacob was the first known member of the Smallwood Family to become a werewolf. He was also a co-founder of Fell's Church. Living in the area near Drowning Creek when Thomas and Honoria Fell arrive in the area and founded Fell's Church; he is also present during the foundation of the city and become one of the Founding Families. On the night of November 12th, after returning from the forest, Jacob was attacked by a werewolf. His wounds were deep, and Honoria Fell tried to treat them with whortleberry and sallow bark, being a witch. She later went to her home and cast her runes, which apparently told her that Jacob would become a wolf himself. Honoria told this to no one but her husband, Thomas. Every night, at the full moon, Jacob became a werewolf, and attacked young girls. On December 20th, Thomas Fell made bullets of silver and, with Honoria, went over to his house. The Fells killed him, and Honoria decided to bury him in the graveyard at the bottom of the hill. Eight and a half months after his death his son was born, inheriting the gene of lycanthropy and transmitting it to the next generations.
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[[folder: ''Zander'']]

Zander is a benevolent Original werewolf who has moonlight-coloured hair, blue eyes, and was very naïve. He became Bonnie McCullough's "admirer", which angered Damon Salvatore and led him to almost beat Zander almost to death. Zander later on becomes the main love interest of Bonnie. Zander was born in the late XX century. Zander is tall, gorgeous, with clear, true blue eyes, and slim torso with well-muscled arms. His features were sharply cut, the eyebrows arched, the cheekbones high, but his mouth was soft and sensual. He has pure white-blond hair. Zander has a noble personality, kind, gentle, compassionate and mature. He is literally Tyler's opposition or another werewolf infected, since they can not control the savagery and anger due to their wolfish nature. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf gene and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows it's on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything, but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension, so as not to confuse him.
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[[folder: ''Jessalyn D'Aubigne'']]
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[[folder: ''Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore'']]
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[[folder: ''Theophilia Flowers'']]

Theophilia or Mrs. Flowers is the owner of the boarding house where Stefan lives. They once thought she was just a crazy old woman. During The Return: Nightfall, she is revealed to be a witch like Bonnie and helps the friends search for Elena in the woods. Mrs. Flowers is said to be over 100 years old. She has grey hair and a smiling face with bright black eyes. She seems to suspect what Stefan is and makes knowing references about things lurking in the woods and jokes about Stefan flying off the roof. It is possible that she has the psychic premonitions. In The Return: Nightfall, Mrs. Flowers reveals to Elena that she became a nurse when she was younger. She then states that she is a witch and has known about Stefan all along. She tells Elena that she has a "soft spot" for him and has decided to help Elena find Stefan, who has gone missing. She helps to cure Matt. Mrs. Flowers is educated in the usage of herbs. She tells Bonnie and Meredith that she used to be a medium or vaudeville and her mother died in 1901. After Elena, Matt, Bonnie and Meredith found Stefan, they took him back to the boarding house and found that Mrs. Flowers had left the front door open. They thought she was crazy to do that since there had been attacks by the cemetery which was near the boarding house. Stefan and Damon returned to Fell's Church after Bonnie summoned Stefan. They hid in the boarding house barn to talk but were interrupted by Mrs. Flowers who bought them refreshments and had Stefan's room ready for him, promising not to speak a word of his return before she left, leaving everyone stunned and confused. While doing her gardening, Stefan, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie asked her where they could hide white-ash wood and she directed them to the location in the woods, confused. Matt returned to Fell's Church and stayed at the boarding house with Mrs. Flowers. Meredith said that they made a solid team. Mrs. Flowers enjoyed Matt's company and cared very much for his safety. They worked with Dr. Alpert and Isobel Saitou 's mother and grandmother. One night Matt went and spied Shinichi with several children, including the Sheriff's niece Rebbecca ( Do not get confued with Rebekah Mikaelson). The sheriff went after them abut did not return, and Matt later saw Rebbecca wearing his shirt as a dress. Matt snatched the sheriff's badge from her and took it back to Mrs. Flowers who tried to see what happened to the sheriff through the badge, but could not see clearly since it hadn't been touching his skin.
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[[folder: ''Shinichi'']]

Shinichi is a magical fox spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon to destroy Fell's Church. With the help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi begins to feel for Elena, soon Shinichi falls deeply inlove with Elena and becomes obsessed with her. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures called Malach to make Damon one of his pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, bringing him under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens of Fall's Church. In his human form, Shinichi looks like a young and beautiful Asian boy with pitch black hair, red all around the tips and golden eyes. In his real fox form, he has more than six tails and black and red fur. His personality is twisted and evil. Shinichi begins to make moves on Elena. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon in order to destroy the entire Fell's Church. With the influence and help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures, which can be the size of a pinhead or big enough to swallow your entire arm, to make Damon one of her pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, making him entirely under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and even kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens of Fell's Church. He and his sister die in The Return: Midnight, after saying that they regret taking the mission to destroy Fell's Church.
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[[folder: ''Misao'']]

Misao is a magical fix spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. She is Shinichi's twin sister. In the beginning of Nightfall, she appeared in Caroline's mirror in her brother's form, and used her bad feelings for Elena to making them sign a contract, which enabled Caroline to get her revenge on Elena and Stefan. Misao possessed Caroline with malach and used her to spread the virus-like creatures in the town, mostly among the young girls. Under their influence, the girls did terrible things to themselves, like home-made piercings and offering sex to the older boys. Although they are brother and sister, Misao has a passionate and sexual attachment to Shinichi, and they share a kiss in the scene where they lure Bonnie, Meredith, Matt, Alaric and Mrs. Flowers into the woods. In her human form, Misao looks like a pretty young Asian girl with long black hair, scarlet all around the tips, and black eyes, while in her fox form she has more than six tails and black and scarlet fur. Her personality is spoiled and arrogant.
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[[folder: ''Thomas Gilbert'']]
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[[folder: ''Elizabeth Gilbert (nee Morrow)'']]
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[[folder: Other Characters]]

!!Lady Ulma

!!Honoria Fell

!!Baron Von Schwarzschild

!!Cristian Sulez

!!Robert Maxwell

!!Gudren

!!Mr. Tanner

!!Sue Carson

!!Ethan Crane

!!Inari

!!Angels/Guardians

* '''Ryannen''': She is the Supreme Judge of the Blonde Guardians, and the more resentful of the Court. She is described as sweet, but her dedication and devotion, she becomes cold and cruel with vampires, because Elena refuses to be part of the guardians. Of the three judges, Ryannen is the most hated by the Protagonists. She has fair hair, almost white. She is not very patient and is very organised but also very bossy.
* '''The Blondes Guardians''': With blue eyes and a thin constitution, which oversee the City of Darkness. They hate the delays and only think about work.
* '''Susurre''': She is the Supreme Judge of the Brown Guardians. She has long dark hair, and really good/nice. Not like the other guadians. She is calm in crisis, the peace keeper. She has patience and is very organised and very warm and welcoming.
* '''The Brown Guardians''': With black skin, curly hair and a lithe physique. They are the kindest and oversee the Underworld.
* '''Idola''': She is the Supreme Judge of the Red Guardians and leader of all the three judges. She has red- hair, and is a real rude most of the time, feisty & mean and sharp. Inconsiderate, independent and doesn’t need saving or protecting.
* '''The Red Guardians''': With short hair and almond green eyes. Are severe and intransigent and are the typical Guardians of the Celestial Court.
* '''Andrés Montez''': He's a human Guardian who lives in Costa Rica.
* '''Javier''': He was a Guardian.
* '''Mylea''': She is one of the Principal Guardians.
* '''Devil/Satan/Lucifer''': He was an angel, but his selfish, prideful and evil nature caused his exile from heaven.
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!!'''Tropes Associated With The Vampire Diaries'''

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[[folder:Shared Tropes]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: Elena and Katherine were both originally blondes in the books. They are brunettes on the show.
* AntiHero: Damon Salvatore.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Damon and Elena have a peculiar relationship.
* BetterAsFriends: Elena decides this about her and Matt. Elena has said that there wasn't any passion in her relationship with Matt.
* BettyAndVeronica: Elena must choose between [[VegetarianVampire Stefan]] (Betty) and the dark, dangerous Damon (Veronica).
* BigBrotherInstinct: Five words: ''"Get away from my brother."''
* BirdsOfAFeather: Damon and Elena. They're both passionate, headstrong, and very protective of the people they love. Elena acknowledges this in both the show and the books.
-->'''Elena''': You and I... we have something. An understanding.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Stefan and Elena.
* CainAndAbel: Stefan and Damon with Stefan as Abel and Damon as Cain.
* CoolTeacher: Alaric Saltzman.
* [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Everyone Looks Sexier If Italian]]: The Salvatore brothers.
* EvilCounterpart: Katherine is this to Elena.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Stefan, who only subsists on animal blood.
* HeelFaceTurn: Damon.
* TheHero: Stefan Salvatore is this trope because he is the male lead of the series and he primarily serves to protect and save everyone, including his hometown of Mystic Falls.
* TheLadyAndTheVamp: Elena being the lady and Stefan being the vampire.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Elena and Katherine.
* {{Nephewism}}: Elena and her brother (sister in the books) both live with their aunt. Their parents died in a car accident (relatively recently before the events of the show; in the books it's more distant).
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Stefan and Damon are cut from this trope, with Stefan as the Noble Male and Damon as the Roguish Male.
* OfficialCouple: Stefan and Elena are the main, canon romantic pairing of the series. The story generally centres around them.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Elena, Bonnie, Caroline, Matt, Tyler, basically all of the teenage characters in the series.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: even between the books and TV series.
** These vampires obey the following baseline rules: They are immortal, don't age, must feed on blood (including {{Vegetarian Vampire}}s), and sire new vampires using the blood exchange method. They have super speed and strength, instant healing (on the show, the book version is much more downplayed) and (according to at least one vampire) cannot have children. They have all three classic fatal weaknesses: sunlight (absent magical protection), wooden stakes, and decapitation, as well as a weakness towards fire. In addition, they cannot enter a home uninvited, can mentally control humans, erase memories, and in the novels, can shapeshift and control animals. (The early episodes implied that Damon was doing something like this with crows, but that has been mostly dropped.)
** The TV version do not have most of the traditional non-fatal weaknesses or telltales: garlic, holy water, crosses, and running water have no effect on them. They have reflections and appear on camera, don't appear abnormally pale, though they display telltale fangs, and bloodshot eyes when feeding. Vampires in the novels are affected by these traditional weaknesses, to varying degrees -- the more human blood a vampire drinks, the more these things affect them.
** While garlic is not fatal or harmful to vampires, another traditional anti-vampire herb called vervain is. It acts as both a natural poison to vampires, and a protecting agent for humans. (Vampires are capable of building up a resistance similar to humans with poison or drugs.)
** In the books, it was said that the stronger the vampire (the more human blood they consumed) the more susceptible they are to traditional vampire weaknesses (garlic, running water, etc.). In the TV series, the opposite is true: the oldest (thus strongest) vampires are capable of surviving even fatal weaknesses like wooden stakes, and can compel or hypnotize other vampires.
*** This is more precise. It regards to the Original vampires only. Age isn't the main thing about it.
** Vampires can run around in the day if a witch spells a piece of jewelry for them to prevent them from burning.
*** The jewelry must be lapis lazuli.
* ParentalAbandonment: Elena's parents died in a car crash she managed to survive.
* PromotionToParent: Elena's aunt, after her parents are killed.
* SiblingRivalry: Damon and Stefan.
* SiblingTriangle: Twice! The first time it didn't end well...
* SiblingYinYang: Damon and Stefan are polar opposites.
* StalkerWithACrush: Damon.
* StarCrossedLovers: Stefan and Elena, most definitely fit this trope. Something is always trying to come between them.
* TheStoic: Stefan.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Stefan and Damon Salvatore, of course.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Damon fits this trope to a T.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Matt, to Elena.
* VampireFiction: Of course.
* VegetarianVampire: Stefan again. He is not as Veggie recently: [[spoiler:In order to fight Katherine and other vampires more powerful than himself he now does drink human blood from blood bank bangs.]]
** And, you know, [[spoiler:obey Klaus' orders to drink directly and savagely from humans.]]
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[[folder:Book-Specific Tropes]]

* ActionGirl: All of the female characters fit this trope: Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith. All of them are involved in all of the action that happens.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Elena, Margaret, Elizabeth Gilbert, Katherine Von Schwarzschild and all of the Guardians are angels.
** In ''TheVampireDiaries'' novel series, angels aka Guardians are benevolent spiritual entities created by human souls who are accepted into heaven. An angel is described as being a divine being of nature, especially those who serve a Supreme Being of life, love, power and strength.
** Although the origin of angels have yet to be explained, based off the fact that the majority of angels were around along with The Old Ones, and the Phantoms.
** It can be assumed that angels have been around since the beginning of life itself. The angels most important in the novels, are members of the Celestial Court.
** The angels/Guardians powers include a.) SuperSenses: they have learned to control of senses of hearing, vision, and smell; b.) {{Telepathy}}: they can communicate non-verbally, using their mental senses; c.) [[TimeMaster Time Manipulation]]: they can go back in time, causing the resurrection of the dead, memory loss, and physical restoration of the damage; d.) [[WingedHumanoid Wings Of Power]]: They have several different wings, all powers given to its from the afterlife; and e.) [[ThePowerOfBlood Sacred Blood]]: It is the ultimate weapon to destroy all the evil creatures of the universe. It's the only thing that can destroy the Old Ones, and prevent their resurrection.
* AlphaBitch: Caroline. Elena in the beginning, but she evolves into a LovableAlphaBitch.
* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: [[spoiler:Elena]]
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:Tyler tries to rape Elena in the first book]]
* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch: How Caroline sees her feud with Elena.
* {{Badass}}: Stefan, Elena, Damon, and Klaus, whom are all vampires all fit this trope. Bonnie is also this trope since she is a powerful psychic/witch. Also, the non-vampires such as Meredith and Matt are all highly capable.
** BadassAdorable: Bonnie. She is a powerful psychic who is a powerhouse and capable of kicking anyone's ass yet she is so sweet, cute, adorable and vulnerable at the same time.
** BadassAbnormal: Stefan, Damon, Katherine, Klaus, Elena and Bonnie are all supernatural beings who possess superhuman abilities. They often use their powers in the action.
** BadassDamsel: Elena may be a damsel but she is more than capable of fighting and standing up for herself and her family/friends when the time calls for it. She is tough, strong, feisty and determined.
** BadassNormal: Meredith, Matt and even Alaric. All are human, but Meredith is a capable fighter who is also a [[VampireHunter vampire slayer]]. Matt is a strong [[LovableJock athlete]] capable of great strength. Alaric is incredibly intelligent, therefore he uses his brains to conduct research and missions.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Elena's relationship with Damon. Despite Elena's strong love for Stefan, Elena has always held a sexual attraction towards Damon and is drawn to Damon's dark, seductive nature and aura. Sometimes she falls into temptation in regards to Damon, but she fights it and remained [[UndyingLoyalty stoically loyal]] to Stefan, regardless of her sexual attraction to Damon.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: In the books we had Elena (''Blonde''), Meredith (''Brunette''), and Bonnie (''Redhead''). On the show series, Elena is Brunette, Bonnie has black hair and is African American. Meredith doesn't exist as of yet.
* BlondesAreEvil: Katherine. She is dangerous, sinister, vengeful, and sociopathic.
* BrainyBrunette: Meredith. She is the smartest of the core group and the most logical and practical. She often gives everyone within the group advice when they are on a mission or orchestrating a plan.
* BreakTheCutie / CorruptTheCutie: Implied to have been what [[spoiler: Klaus did to Katherine during his 'training']].
-->''[[spoiler: Klaus : "What was even stranger was that she never got over you, Salvatore. You especially. She was always drawing unflattering comparisons between us. I tried to beat some sense into her, but it never really worked. Maybe I should have just killed her myself, I don't know. But by then I'd gotten used to having her around. She never was the brightest. But she was good to look at, and she knew how to have fun. I showed her that, how to enjoy the killing. Eventually her brain turned a little, but so what? It wasn't her brains I was keeping her for. "]]''
* CainAndAbel: Stefan and Damon's relationship is built from this trope. Damon, the older brother, is Cain and Stefan, the younger brother, is the Abel. Like Cain, Damon has hated and has always been jealous of Stefan since childhood for a number of reasons. Like Abel, Stefan was considered to be the good soon, the one who was pure of heart and like Cain, Damon was jealous of Abel because of it.
** First, Damon believes that Stefan is responsible for the death of their mother because their mother had died a few years after Stefan's birth. Although this isn't Stefan's fault, Damon blames Stefan for the death of their mother.
** Second, Damon has always been jealous of Stefan because Stefan was always the favoured child, not just with their father Giuseppe, but with everyone else as well.
** Stefan has always been the good, ideal and obedient son who is described to be noble, honourable, good-hearted and pure of heart. Damon, on the other hand, was viewed as the "ne'er do well son, who was rebellious, selfish, sadistic, unkind, uncaring, impulsive, sociopathic and unsympathetic.
** Out of jealousy, Damon had made it his life's mission to physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually damage and torment Stefan and make his life a living Hell. He has threatened Stefan on numerous occasions and has threatened to kill Stefan.
** Like Cain did to Abel, Damon did end up killing Stefan during a sword fight after he stabbed Stefan in the heart. This caused Stefan to transform into a vampire.
* TheDitz: Bonnie.
* FaceHeelTurn: Katherine. She went from being a kind, gentle, sweet and vulnerable girl to a vengeful, sadistic, crazy and evil person who sought out to get revenge on Stefan, Elena and Damon. Most of the change in Katherine's personality had to do with [[CorruptTheCutie Klaus' influence on her]]. However, at the end of the book series, Katherine [[HeelFaceTurn changes her ways]] and becomes a much kinder, less selfish person [[spoiler: especially towards Elena, who turns out to be her half-sister]].
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Stefan
** TheLancer: Damon
** TheSmartGuy: Meredith
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Guy / The Big Girl]]: Matt / Bonnie
** TheChick: Elena
** TheSixthRanger: Caroline (only in the Original trilogy)
* TheHeart: Elena is the center of the series. She is the one who brings everyone together and tries to get everyone, despite their differing agendas, to realize that there is more at stake then their personal vendettas.
* [[TheHero Hero]]: Stefan is the hero of the series, opposite the heroine, Elena. He is the male lead character.
* [[TheHero Heroine]]: Elena is the heroine of the series, opposite the hero, Stefan. She is the main protagonist and the main female character.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Stefan and Matt; Elena, Bonnie and Meredith.
* IceQueen: In the beginning, Elena was described to be [[{{Jerkass}} cold]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[SpoiledBrat spoiled]], [[{{Narcissist}} vain]], [[{{Pride}} proud and conceited]]. In fact, Elena's nickname was ''Ice Princess'' or ''Snow Princess'', because she was generally standoffish and icy towards others. She was considered to be the resident AlphaBitch, who had it all. However, Elena begins to [[DefrostingIceQueen change into a much kinder, caring, compassionate and giving person]] after she meets and falls in love with Stefan.
* Immortality: All of the vampires within the series (Stefan, Damon, Katherine, Klaus and Elena, at one point):
** All of them are Type V: [[TheUndead Undead]]
** They are also Type X: LifeDrinker
* JerkJock: Tyler Smallwood. As opposed to Stefan and Matt, whom are both LovableJock's, Tyler is a {{Jerkass}} athlete and he spends most of his time picking on Stefan, because he is jealous of Stefan's star athleticism.
* TheLeader:
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: In ''Destiny Rising'', it was revealed that Katherine is in fact the long lost half sister of Elena and Margaret. They all share the same birth mother, Elizabeth, who was a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardian]].]]
* MoralityChain: Both Elena and Bonnie are this for Damon. Elena makes Damon become more protective and Bonnie brings out a much more gentle, human side of Damon.
** Although Elena does make Damon less immoral, Bonnie is really the strongest influence on Damon. Damon's motivations towards Elena are primarily selfish, while Damon's motivations and intentions with Bonnie are more selfless in nature.
* MoralityPet: Bonnie is this for Damon. Bonnie frequently prevents Damon from committing immoral acts. She brings out the much gentler, protective and more caring side of Damon; she brings out Damon's humanity much more than Elena ever did or could. Damon has even cried when Bonnie was kidnapped in ''Midnight''. The author (L.J. Smith) has mentioned on more than one occasion that Bonnie is Damon's "weak/soft spot".
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Stefan and Damon were built from this trope.
* PapaWolf: Damon, especially in regards to Bonnie. Damon is very protective of Bonnie and will hurt or attack anyone that harms her in any way.
* ThePowerOfLove: In regards to Stefan and Elena's love story.
** Their love is what brought Stefan and Elena back to life spiritually and emotionally. Both of them were living but felt dead on the inside.
** It has also transformed Damon as a person. Stefan and Elena as a united force have managed to transform or change Damon from a sociopathic, cold-hearted, unkind, uncaring and cruel person to an individual who became much more capable of feeling compassion. An example of this is Damon showing softer, protective and caring qualities towards Bonnie. Due to Stefan and Elena's influence both separately and as a couple, they have had an effect on Damon's "redemption".
** Their love has managed to bring Stefan into the light amongst the humans and out of the shadows. He has also learned to love and accept himself as a vampire.
** After meeting Stefan, Elena transformed from a cold, vain and selfish [[IceQueen ''Ice Princess'']], into a much warmer, kinder, caring and compassionate person who became much more selfless and self-sacrificing.
** Also, their love was what most likely brought Elena back from the afterlife in ''Dark Reunion''.
** Stefan and Elena's love for each other has managed to transform and redeem characters, most notably Damon.
** The power and strength of Stefan and Elena has also managed to defeat many villains, dangers, chaos, and has kept the town of Fells Church safe.
** Stefan and Elena have brought everyone together, including Damon, for a common purpose to fight evil forces.
* ReincarnationRomance: Elena has this type of relationship with Stefan. Elena and Stefan share a love so deep, strong, and powerful that it has overcome basically everything bad that has happened. Not even death could keep the two apart; [[spoiler: this happens in Dark Reunion, when Elena is a spirit of the afterlife after she had died sacrificing her life to save Stefan and Damon from Katherine killing them all. At the end of Dark Reunion, Elena comes back from the afterlife and happily reunites with Stefan.]] It has been revealed in "Shadow Souls" that Elena and Stefan bound by the RedStringOfFate. The two have endured many struggles, issues and chaos that have tried to come between them. Nevertheless, their love is so strong that it has managed to conquer all of the obstacles that have been thrown at them throughout the series.
* [[RedStringOfFate Soulmate Principle / Silver Cord Principle]]: In this specific novel series, the equivalent of the ancient theory of the RedStringOfFate is the Soulmate Principle, which instead of a red string linking two destined lovers from pinky to pinky, a silver cord is used to link two destined lovers heart to heart. Elena is bound to Stefan by a silver cord, which links them together heart-to-heart or soul to soul. This implies that Elena and Stefan are destined soul mates and are each other's OneTrueLove. While falling into a lucid dream and having an out of body experience in ''Shadow Souls'', Elena realizes that she has one of these with Stefan, either a silver cord from heart to heart, or a red string from pinky to pinky. It turns out to be the former, and she this special silver cord, which links Stefan and Elena's souls together, to travel to him in order to see him in the prison in the Dark Dimension.
** ''The Soulmate Principle'' is an ancient theory frequently used in most of L.J. Smith's trilogies and series, including the ''Night World'' series, ''TheSecretCircle'' series and ''TheVampireDiaries'' series. It is the theory that two people who are true Soul mates are connected by a 'silver cord' only visible to the soul mates themselves. Through the silver cord, the soul mates can feel what each other are feeling if the person concentrates. The strength of the connection varies. Some soul mates know instantly that something is amiss - or that they are connected to the other person - by a simple touch, a spark of electricity that travels from one to the other, but for some soul mates it takes years to figure it out. Exchanging blood is one way for a person to find out they are soul mates with someone else. Soul mates can enter each other's mind and see their memories, thoughts, and feelings. Thoughts and memories can be blocked, but it takes concentration. If the concentration lapse during the time that one person is in someone else's mind, the blocks will fall down to allow the other person to see everything. The whole ''Night World'' series is based on the soulmate principle but it is also used in ''The Vampire Diaries'' and ''The Secret Circle'' series. This is the idea that for everyone in the world, there is a soulmate. You don't have to look like your Soulmate, act like them, be the same age as them; heck, you don't even have to like them, but from the moment you meet them, you know that you'll never be completely happy without them.
** Each living creature in the universe has a Soulmate, which means that there are pairs of people that are tailor made to be together. Everyone experiences it differently, so the best way to describe it is a strong connection that feels almost like a gravitational pull. Some Soulmates can sense when their other half is in danger or in pain, while others can communicate with each other telepathically. The easiest way to tell if two people are Soulmates will be the presence of a translucent silver cord linking their bodies when they discover each other. Once Soulmates discover each other, they will never be completely happy without the other by their side. No matter how much distance they put between each other, they will always end up back together again by fate. Soulmates could be best friends, perfect strangers, or even mortal enemies; the Soulmate Principle does not discriminate.
** It is the ancient theory that somewhere out there there is a person that is right for you, perfect. Once you meet that person, and know that they are your soulmate, you can't love another. It is the strongest bond between any two people, so strong they can read eachother's minds.
** It is also a defined as a bizarre law that governs the destiny of two people (no matter what creature they are: vampire, witch, human, etc.) Fate and destiny brings them together because they belong together. They are connected by an invisible, silver electric thread which cannot be broken.
* TheRival: Caroline, to Elena.
* ShipTease: Damon and Bonnie. The two have had a relationship brewing since the very start of the series. In fact, Bonnie was the first character whom Damon had met immediately after he had came to Fells Church. Over the course of the series, there have been many implications that Bonnie was in love with Damon or at least harboured deep, strong feelings for him. It was also evident that Damon had deep feelings and had a strong affection for Bonnie. Damon would be highly protective of Bonnie and Bonnie would be very understanding of Damon, despite his immorality. Damon and Bonnie's relationship reached a head in ''The Return'' trilogy, [[spoiler: when Damon [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed his life]] in order to save Bonnie from dying when he prevented Bonnie from falling to her death and got stabbed in the heart by a poisonous tree branch.]] However, despite everything that Bonnie and Damon went through, [[spoiler: Bonnie meets and falls in love with a werewolf named Zander and Bonnie's relationship with Damon is completely [[{{Retcon}} retconned]], much to the [[FanPreferredCouple Bamon shippers]] dismay.]] To make matters worse, [[spoiler: Bonnie ends up with Zander and Damon ends up alone.]]
* SixStudentClique:
** The Head: Stefan
** The Muscle: Matt
** The Pretty One: Elena
** The Quirk: Bonnie
** The Smart One: Meredith
** The Wild One: Either Caroline / Tyler / or Damon
* SpoiledSweet: Elena. She is spoiled and she seems to get everything that she wants including attention, boys, status and popularity. She will go out of her way to get something, no matter what.
* StarCrossedLovers: Elena and Stefan are the epitome of this trope. Throughout the series, both Elena and Stefan constantly fight to be together and stay together, but many obstacles have tried to come between them. Something ...or someone is almost always trying to tear these two young lovers apart.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The books have Meredith (smart, logical) as the wife, Elena (vain, desirable) as the seductress and Bonnie (sweet, naive, ditzy) as the child.
* VeinOVision: [[spoiler:Elena after turning into a vampire.]]
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[[folder:Show-Specific Tropes]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Brave New World" centers Caroline and her becoming a vampire. The appropriately named "Katerina" is about Katherine's backstory.
* AbusiveParents: Mikael is this to Klaus. To a lesser extent, Giuseppe Salvatore to Damon.
* ActingForTwo: Nina Dobrev is currently playing the show's main character Elena and one of the antagonists, Katherine.
* ActionGirl: Bonnie, Caroline, and now [[spoiler:Elena]] qualify. As well as Katherine.
* ActionSurvivor: Elena is pretty competent while trying to defend herself. For example, when a strange vampire is trying to kill her, she stabs him with pencils - repeatedly - and then breaks a mop over her knee to try to stake him, and when a werewolf attacks her, she instantly sticks a knife into his gut. She's also adept at using her surroundings while trying to run away if pursued by a supernatural. [[spoiler: This is magnified in Season 4 after she transitions. She goes so far as to kill Connor to protect her brother.]]
* ActorAllusion: Mia Kirshner, who plays a vampire, also starred in the early 90's series ''Dracula''.
** Jack Coleman plays [[{{Heroes}} the father of a blond-haired girl with supernatural powers.]] He also hunts people with similar supernatural powers.
* ActorSharedBackground: Katherine is originally Bulgarian. So is Nina Dobrev.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Elena was blonde and blue-eyed in the books, but in the show is played by a brunette, brown-eyed actress.
** This extends to Caroline, who was a brunette in the books.
* AdultsAreUseless: The one teacher we see at the school has zero understanding for Elena or Jeremy despite their loss; Elena's aunt is clueless; even after Vicki is attacked, her parents are nowhere to be seen, and her brother's the only one at her bedside in the hospital.
** The founder's council is also not all that useful. When the most competent member of the town's anti-vampire defense force is [[spoiler:''[[TheMole Damon]]'']] there is a problem.
** Subverted with Alaric.
** Also subverted with Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood, [[spoiler:as of season three.]]
** Also subverted with [[spoiler:Professor Shane as of Season 4.]]
* AffectionateParody: [[http://www.thomas-galvin.com/blog/?cat=32 These ones]]. Even Julie Plec reads them.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Damon is the epitome of this trope. He loves Elena, she doesn't love him back. He loves Katherine, who also doesn't love him back, but instead loves Stefan. Who is in love with Elena.
** Subverted [[spoiler: in Season Four when Elena transitions and admits to Stefan that her feelings for Damon have been magnified. This causes a mutual break up.]]
* AllOfThem : When [[spoiler:Jeremy asks Bonnie how much of the dead witches' energy she'll need to kill Klaus]], this is her answer.
* AlphaBitch: Caroline initially appears to be one of these, but her image is gradually softened as the show goes on.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Caroline feels this way about Elena early in the show.
** It is implied that Damon also feels this way about Stefan.
* AnchoredShip: Elena and Stefan. Almost constantly.
* AndIMustScream: What happens to a vampire when starved of blood. Their skin desiccates and their muscles atrophy, leaving them paralyzed, essentially mummified, and ''completely conscious''.
* AntiVillain: Elijah and Stefan in season 3.
* AnyoneCanDie: Numerous examples, from recurring characters to main cast. There USED to be a list here, and over the first two seasons, it grew too long to be manageable.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: In the first season Stefan initially disbelieves in Alaric's resurrection ring, despite the fact that he is ''currently wearing'' a magical ring of his own.
** There's also Damon's kneejerk reaction that werewolves aren't real in season 2.
* AscendedExtra: Vicki, Elena's Aunt Jenna, and arguably Caroline. She had a fairly large role in the books, in the show she's an entirely different character.
** Elijah as an extreme example. Julie Plec admits that Daniel Gillies performance and the pull of Elijah's character inspired the writers to make the Originals un-killable to keep him around. And he was originally just a "foot soldier" before being made into Klaus's brother.
* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: Damon.
* AssholeVictim: Mr. Tanner.
* BachelorAuction: In Season One's A Few Good Men
* {{Badass}}: almost every vampire in the show, but especially Damon, Stefan, Pearl, and Katherine. Add [[spoiler:Elijah.]]
** Bonnie. Elena gets her moments, especially [[spoiler:when she snaps Connor's neck.]]. Caroline had one in the second episode.
* BadassAdorable: Anna
** After what she did in ''Killed or be Killed'' [[spoiler:beating up Mason Lockwood and rescuing Damon, Stefan and Elena]] and [[spoiler:preventing Tyler Lockwood from killing innocent people when he first changed into a werewolf]] in ''By the Light of the Moon'', Caroline is definitely a Badass.
* BadassFamily: The Originals. Also doubles as a BigScrewedUpFamily.
* BadassGay: Caroline's father.
* BadassNormal: Alaric, Bill, and Jeremy. Elena is not technically Normal but because she is BlessedWithSuck she probably falls under this as well.
* BatmanGambit: Katherine begs Damon to NOT kill Elijah stating that since Elijah had compelled her to stay in the tomb, his death would keep her trapped permanently. [[spoiler:Elijah gets killed. Then Damon finds out that Elijah's death actually cancels the compulsion he gave Katherine. So Elijah's death = Katherine's freedom]]. Brilliantly played!
** Stefan pulls one off in "Family Ties". He gives Caroline a drink with vervain in figuring that Damon would try to drink her blood. When Damon tries to kill her, he ends up drinking poison.
* BeatStillMyHeart: the best way to kill a Vampire/werewolf hybrid.
* BerserkButton: if you like having a little brother, don't tell Damon that you prefer Stefan.
* BetaCouple: Caroline and Matt were one to [[OfficialCouple Stefan and Elena]]. Possibly subverted as it was always made pretty clear he still had a thing for Elena. A more traditional BetaCouple would be Alaric and Jenna.
** Season 2 has two Beta Triangles to the main Stefan-Elena-Damon one: Tyler-Caroline-Matt and Jeremy-Bonnie-Luka.
* BettyAndVeronica:
** Both Salvatore brothers are torn between [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Elena]] and [[FemmeFatale Katherine]].
** Caroline has had relationships (of some kind) with both [[HandsomeDevil Damon]] (Veronica) and [[DoggedNiceGuy Matt]] (Betty).
*** A better example would be [[TroubledButCute Tyler]] and [[DoggedNiceGuy Matt]] for Caroline, but its kind of hard to decide who is the Betty and who is the Veronica of these two.
*** In Season 3, Caroline is again in a love triangle, with Tyler as the Betty and Klaus as the Veronica.
** Jeremy with [[GoodBadGirl Vicki]] and [[BadassAdorable Anna]].
** Bonnie with Jeremy and [[CapuletCounterpart Luka]].
** Jeremy is a nice guy with bouts of irresponsibility while Luka also comes across as a "nice guy" while secretly being a "bad boy."
** Jeremy with Anna (who has taken on more Betty attributes) and Bonnie (who is more Veronica like) in Season 3. It doesn't turn out well for either of them because [[spoiler: Anna is sent away and Bonnie breaks up with Jeremy]]
* BigBad: In season one it is a BigBadDuumvirate with Jonathan Gilbert and Richard Lockwood.
** Season two has Klaus Mikaelson.
** Season three Klaus again but it turns into a BigBadEnsemble with his mother Esther.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Originals. Let's face it, any family where Klaus carries his family around the world in coffins after sticking daggers in their hearts [[spoiler:and their mother wants to kill off her children]] qualifies.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Damon and Elena; Damon and Rose.
* BlackBestFriend: Bonnie, in the show.
** ButNotTooBlack: Katerina Graham is only slightly darker than Caucasian Nina Dobrev, with green eyes and predominantly Caucasoid facial features.
*** Katerina is only half-black and Jewish on one side
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Played straight in the sense of TokenMinority characters having [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality extremely high mortality rates]] compared to white ones. Averted by the fact that the [[RedShirt first person]] to die in the series is actually white. So far Asian characters have a 100% mortality rate, black characters have a 75% mortality rate, and a mortality rate of less than 10% for white characters. In fact, the only black character left alive in the series (not including ones that were DeadToBeginWith) is Bonnie.
** Getting closer to 95% black character mortality rate with Gloria's death.
** Not to mention [[spoiler:Connor. There's also Tyler and Hayley's hybrid friend, Chris.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Bonnie, especially in Season 1. She's a witch, but apart from mind-whammying Damon, using any of her other powers mainly seem to cause her to loose consciousness. Either that or they don't work.
** And [[spoiler:Elena whose only power is to look like one of her ancestor, thus making her wanted dead by the oldest vampire ever and immune to any ''protection'' spell that's supposed to work on humans.]]
*** However this does come in handy [[spoiler: when she is able to activate Alaric's ring by killing him when was dying from a wound her may not have been able to heal from.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: DependingOnTheWriter, Damon might have this; he's a vampire, the natural predator of humanity, and thus can be severely out of step with what Elena and co. consider acceptable behavior. Perhaps most notably, when Elena asked him to remove Jeremy's memory of Vicki's death and he... went overboard, so to speak, he genuinely did not see why she was upset.
** It's also been stated outright several times that vampires can "turn off" their humanity, like a switch: freeing them from negative or connective emotions like fear, love, or guilt. This explains a ''lot'', such as the lack of {{Wangst}}. Stefan leaves his humanity "on" all the time, Isobel leaves hers completely off most of the time. Damon's humanity is "off" at the start of the series, but he's turned it "on" somewhere around the end of Season 1.
*** Later played with when Rose (who is 500 years old and one of the more experienced vampires on the show) claims that the ability to shut off their emotions fades with age.
* BodyHorror: The werewolf transformation in 2x11 takes a big cue from ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', and is preceded by a ton of audible joint dislocations.
* BodySnatcher: Klaus possesses Alaric for a little while. Previously Emily Bennet does this to Bonnie.
* {{Briarpatching}}: Successfully used and lampshaded.
-->'''[[spoiler:Katherine]]:''' [[spoiler:I knew if I begged you not to kill him, that's exactly what you'd do.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: Some people get this feeling from Klaus and Rebekah.
* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: A gun that fires little tiny stakes may sound really neat, but the writers seems to be unaware of the fact that guns work by slamming a firing pin into a metal case filled with a combustible material, creating a small explosion enclosed and focused by the chamber and barrel. This explosion is strong enough to deform a hunk of '''lead''' and force it into the rifling.
** Potentially the bullets are merely wood-tipped and not consisting solely of wood. Or they could be shot from an airgun.
** Bullets actually have been made of wood in the past - one section of the Geneva Convention agreement specifically bans the use of wooden bullets, because of the fact that they shatter on impact and cause horrific injuries.
* BullyingADragon: Why don't people learn that annoying Damon Salvatore just isn't a good idea...?
** Damon himself is actually a much worse as a perpetrator of this trope than as its target. Thus far he's tried directly physically challenging Lexi and Pearl, both of whom are older and the latter of whom responded by gouging out his eyes. He repeatedly antagonized Katherine even though there was nothing stopping her from hurting them back (for example, [[spoiler:compelling Jenna to stab herself]], good job Damon). He threatened Jules the one night of the month it was a terrible idea to threaten a werewolf. And he picked a fight with ''Elijah'', even though as an Original he could knock Damon's head off with one punch.
*** Then again, despite Jules pointing out that on any other night of the year Damon ''is'' stronger than her, she too continued to arrogantly posture and threaten him afterwards, and the disdain of older vampires for younger vampires threatening them seems a little arrogant in of itself; humans have pretty easily taken out centuries old vamps, and really all you need to do is not fight with the marquess of queensbury rules and the so called dragons are no great threat. Given most vampires seem to enjoy talking about how they could easily kill the person who threatens them and so leaves them in place out of arrogant confidence, it doesn't seem to detriment anyone all that much.
** Klaus. Good God, anyone trying to use/play/betray Klaus or any of the other Originals has a freaking death wish.
* TheBusCameBack: Vicki and Anna return as ghosts that can only be seen by Jeremy. Later, [[spoiler:Matt]] can see Vicki.
* ByronicHero: Let's see, Damon hates most of the characters in the show, has great panache, is very cynical, certainly has a DarkAndTroubledPast, is [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor sometimes]] redeemable by [[PowerOfLove Elena]] and is a vampire.
* CainandAbel: Damon and Stefan. Paralleled in flashbacks by [[spoiler:Klaus and Elijah.]]
* CaptainsLog: The first few episodes of the show started and ended with bits from Elena's diaries.
* CartwrightCurse: To put it in his own words.
-->'''Jeremy:''' You know I don't have the best of luck in the girlfriend department.
** Alaric.
* TheCasanova: Damon, especially when doing his 'flirty eye thing'.
* CastFromHitPoints: Witch's spells appear to take a severe toll on the body. To the point where it sometimes seems that Bonnie can't do anything useful (except mind whammy Damon) without knocking herself out.
* TheCastShowOff: Candice Accola singing in "The House Guest".
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Experienced hunters can resist compulsion, especially if they've had training.
* TheCheerleader: Elena, Bonnie, and Caroline all start the show as cheerleaders and all quit for various reasons.
* ChekhovsGun: Damon tries to dispose of a body with a flamethrower. It doesn't work, but the weapon comes in quite handy later in the episode.
** [[spoiler: Meredith's stash of blood]] in the Season 3 Finale
** Elena's necklace becomes very important in Season 3 after two seasons of just being a way to prevent compulsion.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Used often enough in the show to suspect at least some AuthorAppeal.
** Damon tortures Mason to get information out of him [[spoiler:and then kills.]]
** Brady does this with Caroline in "Daddy Issues".
** Jules with Damon in "Crying Wolf". Damon acknowledges the {{irony}}.
** In the Season 3 premiere we see Stefan torturing a werewolf by chaining him to a wall over a dart board and throwing darts at him that have been dipped in wolfsbane.
* ConversationCasualty: A sympathetic version. Rose is already dying, having been bitten by a werewolf; Damon gives her a DyingDream of her human life centuries ago, during which he challenges her to a race. He stakes her during the countdown.
* CoolBigSis: Elena is one to Jeremy in the show.
** Jenna to her niece and nephew.
* CorruptTheCutie: Damon tries this to pretty much everyone in the show, but particularly Stefan, Elena, and Caroline. Katherine also does this to Damon and Stefan.
* Commuting On A Bus: Bonnie increasingly is absent from episodes, or has scenes where her only "appearance" is a phone-call.
* CrazyPrepared: Katherine after Damon wrecks the plan she's been working on for several episodes: "Do you honestly think I don't have a Plan B? And a Plan C if that fails, and then...well, you know how the alphabet goes."
* CulturalTranslation: Stefan, Damon, and Katherine were all from Renaissance Europe in the books. The brothers are from from the Civil War era in the show.
* DanceOfRomance: Damon and Elena in "Miss Mystic Falls".
* DarkMistress: Damon and Stefan were the male versions of this for Katherine when they were human.
* DawsonCasting: The mostly teenage cast is played by actors in their 20s, making some casting choices downright bizarre. The actors who play the Gilberts are only one year apart, starting with Nina Dobrev (20), Steven R. Mc Queen (21), and [[PlayingGertrude Sarah Canning (22).]] And to top it off, [[ADifferentWorld Whitley Gilbert]] (48) a grandma?!
** This is made extra weird by the casting of John Anders (born 1981) as [[spoiler: Elena's [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother father]], John Gilbert.]] Isobel, who is supposed to be younger than him even without being a vampire, is played 35-year-old Mia Kirshner.
* DeadpanSnarker: Damon and Caroline, mostly. Elena is quickly catching up.
** Her fatalism is showing, and she ''is'' related to Katherine.
** Stefan also sometimes has a dry sense of humor.
* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler:Emily]] the witch.
* DeathIsCheap: Every single main character has died at least once over the show's course (or were dead to begin with, as it's, you know, a show about vampires) and it's only in its third season. Very few did permanently.
* DeathIsNotPermanent: [[spoiler:As long as you have a magical ring that resurrects you if your death had a supernatural element (e.g., neck snapped by a vampire) and are not supernatural yourself. There are only two in the series, however; Alaric has one, and Jeremy inherited Uncle John's.]]
* DepravedBisexual: Isobel is heavily implied to be one. She keeps a sex slave of each sex. Moreover, both are mind-controlled. The male is actually gay, and would presumably be repulsed if he were not mind-controlled, making this all the more squicky.
* DisappearedDad: In the show, Caroline has the "Gay Dad" variety.
** There's also Elena's biological father.
*** As of "Isobel", we now know that it's John Gilbert.
* DistressedDamsel: Yes, Elena may try to be an ActionGirl within the limits of human ability [[spoiler: until recently]], but she is also nearly constantly being threatened and/or kidnapped to enrage Stefan and Damon. Justified as she is pretty much the only main character who doesn't have any sort of magic ability.
** Caroline also filled this role, especially in early Season 1, but since she TookALevelInBadass, not so much...
* {{Doppelganger}}: Elena is specifically called Katherine's doppelganger. They are both "Petrova" doppelgangers.
* DominoRevelation: First we learn about vampires, then witches, and eventually werewolves and hybrids.
** Well Bonnie's witchhood was brought up in the first episode where werewolves didn't come up until season 2.
* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: some of the relationships in the show involve one person being [[MindControl compelled]] by the other, à la Caroline and Damon.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While Alaric is [[spoiler: training Elena on how to kill a vampire after she is attacked and almost killed by a compelled Stefan, he mentions that her reason for this is because "Stefan hurt you, and you don't ever want that to happen again". This as well as a few other mentions of vampires "taking what they want without regard to anyone else" and "finding a reason to get out of bed in the morning" seems to compare his actions more to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] than a bite.]]
* DreamSequence: Stefan has one in which Elena is bitten by Damon. Damon finds this hilarious.
** Damon himself causes it - as he does a dream where Elena finds herself kissing him. She screams in horror when she discovers this and throws herself across the room.
** Katherine does this several times to Stefan. He has dreams involving him and Katherine doing the dance in 'Miss Mystic Falls' (which was done by his brother and Elena), and a dream with Elena and Damon kissing and acting like cute little love birds. Due to the popularity of Elena/Damon this was presumably partly to provide ShipTease.
* DrivenToSuicide: Happens a bit too often with [[spoiler:the Salvatore brothers]] but always averted. First [[spoiler:both of them]] wanted to die instead of drinking human blood and becoming vampires. [[spoiler:Stefan changed his mind and conned Damon into following suit]]. Then when [[spoiler:Stefan]] "fell off the wagon" and started drinking human blood again... well, that didn't work either.
** And in the first season finale [[spoiler:Jeremy]]. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Sort of]].
*** According to the Season 4 premiere, [[spoiler: Elena's]] actions in the S3 finale were a result of this.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Poor Pearl]]. She was such a cool character it's a shame she died like this.
* DrowningMySorrows: Damon often resorts to this.
* DumbBlonde: [[SubvertedTrope Somewhat subverted]] with Caroline. She's never been stupid, just fashion and social status-oriented, but she's stereotyped as shallow and dumb. (She herself worries about this.) Listen to her reel off a list of her extracurriculars in "Miss Mystic Falls".
* DysfunctionJunction: There are a lot of interpersonal problems between the main characters.
* EasilyForgiven: Damon. Over and over again.
* EconomyCast
* EnemyMine: Damon will take a break from harassing Stefan if there's a bigger threat, or if it's in his interest.
** If the promo for "Before Sunset" is any indication the brothers will work with [[spoiler: Klaus]] to stop [[spoiler: Alaric]]
* EnterStageWindow: The constant stream of vampires coming into Elena's room via the window.
** In 02x02 Matt does this to Caroline [[RuleOfCool for no apparent reason]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Nina Dobrev has chemistry with every actor on the show... including herself.
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: Caroline after first becoming a vampire. Dropped after a few weeks when writers decided it was ridiculous.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Pearl's]] method of showing [[spoiler:Damon]] who was in charge was to gouge out the character's eyes.
* FakeAmerican: Elena is played by Bulgarian-born Canadian Nina Dobrev
** Several of the originals (at least Klaus, Rebekah, and Kol plus the dead son Henrick) were born in the New World, making them and are not played by American actors
* FakeBrit: In universe the originals have British accents despite being Scandinavian. Klaus is played by real Brit Joseph Morgan and Rebekah is played by Australian Claire Holt
** Also keep in mind that the originals all have different accents. Most notably Klaus has a Welsh accent, Rebekah has a London accent, and Elijah has an American accent and Kol has an Australian accent.
* [[FakeNationality Fake Ethnicity]]: Hispanic Michael Trevino plays the white Tyler Lockwood who is descended from Native Americans.
* FakeMemories: Used often; the plot practically runs on this one. At points in Season 1 it seemed that Caroline's brain was going to melt out of her ears with the frequency that she was being mind wiped by Damon. It's still not that clear what exactly she knew when.
* FakeWeakness: Werewolves and silver. Turns out it's more than "fake;" silver actually jumpstarts their HealingFactor.
* FatalFlaw: Damon's impulsiveness, and Stefan's inability to control his addiction to human blood whenever he has even a little.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Vampires mummify when deprived of blood for an extended period of time, but until that happens they are in an extreme state of hunger and agony. This was presumed to be the fate of [[spoiler:Katherine and 26 other vamps.]]
* FiveManBand: (Season 1 & 2)
** TheHero - Stefan
** TheLancer - Damon
** TheSmartGuy - Bonnie
** TheBigGuy - Surprisingly, Caroline.
** TheChick - Elena
* FlashStep: Given the actually pretty cool [[FanNickname nickname]] "Stealth-Salvatore" in the Television Without Pity reviews.
* FlatWhat: Jenna's reaction upon learning that spoiler:John Gilbert is Elena's father.
* FoodChainOfEvil: [[spoiler:Mikael, the hunter whose mere name sends Klaus running, appears to be a vampire, but feeds off of vampires.]]
* FoolForLove: Damon, first for Katherine, and now for Elena.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Vicki & Matt,Jeremy & Elena, and Damon & Stefan.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "The Turning Point", there is a shot of Tyler standing in front of a full moon: the first hint that he's a werewolf
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Weirdly zig-zagged. Despite only appearing in one episode, Lexi has been mentioned by Stefan several times since her death. However, Stefan was never shown to go through any grief or mourning and forgave Damon [[EasilyForgiven rather easily]] for her death.
** She has since appeared in flashbacks, and Stefan admits the reason he doesn't talk about her much is that it brings up memories of her death. Sounds like he's repressing.
* ForTheEvulz: The motivation for a most of Damon Salvatore's actions though it is just a facade.
** Stefan was told by Klaus to stop Damon from tracking them but Stefan [[spoiler:killed Damon's girlfriend Andie just for the hell of it.]] It could be just to prove a point to stay the hell away from him and Klaus.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Lexi, Stefan, and Caroline.
** Several other vampires feed on blood from a blood bank, or feed on humans but only rarely and lightly from any individual in a deliberate attempt to avoid endangering them. Most vampires who do so do it out of prudence (leaving bodies lying around all over the place would endanger TheMasquerade) rather than humanitarianism.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Damon and Rose, apparently.
* FromBadToWorse: Damon says a variation of this in Season 2, Episode 21.
-->'''Damon:''' It gets worse.\\
'''John Gilbert:''' How can it possibly get worse?
* FullyEmbracedFiend: Vampires can actually shut off their feelings of guilt. This, along with living it up and making his brother's life a living hell, is [[ItsWhatIDo what Damon Salvatore does]]. [[spoiler:At least until the end of Season 1.]]
** It's implied that this ability [[spoiler:fades with age, but older vampires have either become true sociopaths, or delude themselves into believing that it is permanent so that they can live with the guilt]].
* FurAgainstFang: although not everyone involved likes it.
* GaiasVengeance: Suggested with Damon mocking of Stefan's eating habits
-->Aren't you worried that one day all the forest animals are going to band together and fight back? I mean, surely they talk.
* GambitPileup: In ''Homecoming'', almost every single character has their own plan and agenda.
* GenderFlip: In the books, Elena had a younger sister, in the show it's a younger brother. The boarding house Stefan stayed in was also owned by an elderly woman instead of Stefan's and Damon's "uncle."
** A MUCH younger sister. She's 4.
* GenreSavvy: Matt develops this in "We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes" when he realizes that anybody who shows up in Mystic Falls knowing anything about the supernatural is usually some sort of threat.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Whenever there's a flashback to the Civil War Era, you're guaranteed to find at least one of these especially on Katherine or Pearl.
* GrandTheftMe: Happens once in all the seasons so far:
** Emily possessed Bonnie in Season 1.
** Klaus possessed Alaric in Season 2.
** And now [[spoiler: Esther]] possess [[spoiler: Rebekah]] in Season 3.
** As of the season 3 finale, [[spoiler: Klaus]] now possesses [[spoiler: Tyler]], thanks to [[spoiler: Bonnie]]
* HandsomeDevil: '''DAMON SALVATORE'''. Need I say more?
* HalloweenEpisode: "Haunted."
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Elena's brother.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Damon suffers from this in 02x01, first getting rejected by Katherine then by Elena. The rest of the cast are obviously terrified of what he'll do in revenge...
** [[spoiler:He [[StalkerWithACrush harasses Elena by seeking an unwanted kiss]] and murders her brother to punish her for turning him down, but Jeremy resurrects due to the ring he was wearing, a ring Damon didn't know he was wearing at the time]].
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Damon. Every time they start him on a redemptive arc, he turns around and does something evil when he doesn't get his way.
** To be fair, this happens with less and less frequency as the show goes on.
** Also Isobel. Really, you never know whose side that girl is on.
* HeelFaceTurn: Damon. Also possibly [[spoiler:Elijah.]]
* HellBentForLeather: [[MrFanservice Damon Salvatore]], who is the king of this Trope. Stefan tries, but somehow it doesn't have quite the same effect.
* HeroicSacrifice: ''Triple'' subverted. Played straight because Elena wants to sacrifice herself to save her friends. Subverted because Stefan thinks that's tragic, not brave, and decides to stop her. Double subverted because [[spoiler:she does it anyway]]. And triple subverted [[spoiler:when she uses the "sacrifice" to stab the bad guy and remove the need for her death]].
** To a greater extent, [[spoiler:John sacrifices himself for Elena by transferring his life force to her]] and in the season finale [[spoiler:Stefan sells himself to Klaus in exchange for a cure for Damon's wolf bite.]]
*** And in the third season finale, [[spoiler: Elena insists that Stefan rescue Matt while the two of them are drowning, mirroring how Elena's father insisted Stefan save Elena before the show began.]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Lost}} Boone]] is a vampire, [[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe]] is a bartender, [[TheOC Julie Cooper]] is Matt's mom, [[Series/{{Alias}} Sark]] is Jeremy and Elena's uncle [[spoiler:except he's actually Elena's father]], and [[DegrassiTheNextGeneration Mia]] now lives in Virginia.
** Don't forget about [[{{Unfabulous}} Geena]].
** [[FamilyMatters Little Richie]] is all grown up and may not have Bonnie's best interests in mind.
** Caroline's father wants to [[{{Heroes}} Save the Vampire, Save the World]]. Bonus points that she was once a cheerleader
** [[CousinSkeeter Bobby]] is Jamie
* HoldTheLine: Caroline has to [[spoiler:protect Mrs Lockwood from the tomb vampire ghosts until Bonnie can send all the ghosts back.]]
* IdiotBall:
** When Stefan finally gets fed up with Damon, he [[spoiler: drugs Caroline's drink with vervain, an herb that weakens vampires. Damon drinks from her and ends up poisoned and helpless.]] All Stefan has to do at this point is [[spoiler: remove Damon's ring and leave him out in the sun (or stake him quickly, just to ensure no slip-ups)]]. Instead, he [[spoiler:leaves him in a cell in the basement, conscious, unrestrained, not chained to the wall, and the door isn't even padlocked (just bolted)]]. Geez, Stefan, how the heck did you survive to the age of ~160 if you are THIS stupid?!
** Pro tip for vampire hunters, especially if you have a [[spoiler: magic compass that points to the vampire]]: hunt in the daylight.
** Damon sometimes does this, such as [[spoiler:trying ineffectively to poison a werewolf ''on the full moon'', and then when she threatened vengeance just letting her walk away instead of, say, following her after she left the bar ands ripping her heart out. Naturally she waited until the moon rose and came after him.]]
** Staking is NOT too good for my enemies.
** FOR THE LOVE ALL THAT'S DARK AND BLOODSUCKING, WOULD YOU PEOPLE PLEASE ****PLEASE**** LEARN TO BURN THE BODIES OF YOUR SUPERNATURAL ENEMIES???!!!!! (You know, instead of letting them just "get better." I mean, ok, the first time you kill something and it auto-resurrects you think "wow, that was freaky". The second time you think "wow, what a coincidence. Talk about a black swan!" But the FIFTH FRIGGIN' TIME?? Or whatever number we're on now, I've lost count)
*** [[spoiler: Ok, granted, it didn't work on Elijah.]]
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Damon for Elena. Her vervain necklace stops her from being compelled by him. At least, while she is actually wearing it.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Elena after she [[spoiler:learns what happened to her mother.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Damon to Elena when he tells her he loves her, then [[TearJerker compels her to forget it]] so it won't ruin her relationship with his little brother.
** Tyler to Caroline, deciding she'd be better off with Matt.
* IcyBlueEyes: Damon Salvatore, which adds to his 'piercing gaze'.
** In 02x10 Katherine lampshaded how pretty his eyes were.
** And Matt, also lampshaded by Katherine.
* {{Immortality}}: All of the vampires and hybrids, including, Stefan, Elena, Damon, Caroline, Katherine, Klaus, Elijah, Kol, Rebekah, etc.
** All of them fit Type V: [[TheUndead Undead]].
** Also Type X: Vampiric, LifeDrinker.
* JokerImmunity: Damon. Sooo Damon. Heck, just rename it Damon Immunity.
** Katherine fits this better.
* JustEatGilligan: In Season One, killing Damon would pretty much have solved everyone's problems. It wouldn't have been too difficult, if the cast just put in a little effort. But of course, no antagonist means no [[RuleOfDrama drama,]] which means no show.
** Of course, Damon turns from an antagonist into an anti-hero, and is one of the best-developed characters on the show. It's been established that, despite how much Damon and Stefan say it, they can't kill each other because they're brothers and still care about each other on some level. And since by this point, trying to kill Damon without Stefan's help would be suicidal, there's not much anyone can do about it.
* KickTheDog: Stefan threatening to forcibly turn [[spoiler:Elena's father]] Johnathan Gilbert Jr. into a vampire unless he left town. This is pretty low, especially as Stefan is supposed to have morals. To be fair, the guy was a complete Jerkass.
** Damon kills a teacher right in front of Stefan just to prove to Stefan that he has no good side.
** Katherine to Damon. Repeatedly.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Although we're aware that [[spoiler:Katherine]] is here to manipulate and murder her way to... whatever her goal is, the fact that she started with [[spoiler:''Uncle John']]' makes it hard to judge her too harshly.
* KilledOffForReal: Several characters, most significantly[[spoiler:Vicki, Anna, Jenna, and John Gilbert.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Stefan]] killed [[spoiler:Ben]] with a freaking flamethrower! Also how they disposed of the incapacitated [[spoiler:tomb vampires]]. Bonnie threatens Damon with this - and nearly goes through with it. Damon tries this with Elijah, but fails.
** [[spoiler:Luka.]]
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: Elena's younger brother Jeremy did a lot more than just kiss his crush when they were both high over the summer.
* KnightTemplar: John Gilbert.
** Bonnie occasionally strays into this territory, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on how you view her character]].
*** [[spoiler: Alaric is pretty much this during his blackouts]]
* LadyOfWar: Pearl.
* LastSecondChance: Damon, seemingly permanently, usually with Bonnie, on occasions with Elena & Stefan. Due to ContractualImmortality it's unlikely he'll ever get his full comeuppance.
** [[JokerImmunity Hardly surprising.]] Can you imagine how boring the show would be without him?
* LiteralGenie: Damon has some tendencies towards this. Elena does pick up on it pretty quickly, and when asking him to put the mind whammy on her brother she makes a very specific request to attempt to circumvent it, but Damon loves a loophole.
* LongLostRelative:Katherine is Elena's great-great...grandmother.
** Alaric, due to his marriage to Isobel is [[spoiler: Elena's stepfather.]]
* LoveDodecahedron: Wow, the show is the epitome of this trope. Stefan is in love with Elena, Elena is in love with Stefan, Damon is in love with Elena whom Elena doesn't reciprocate his feelings (until later on). Rebekah and Katherine are both in love with Stefan and at the beginning of the series, Caroline was also interested in Stefan, who was only interested in Elena. Matt was still in love with Elena, who was interested and later fell in love with Stefan; Matt and Tyler also fell in love with Caroline, Klaus would eventually fall for Caroline as well. Jeremy was in love with Anna, Bonnie and Vickie and all three of them were in love with Jeremy as well. Bonnie was in love with Jeremy, who was still in love with Anna. Katherine is in love with Stefan, who is in love with Elena and Damon was in love with Katherine, who was still in love with Stefan. The list goes on and on and love triangles or ...love rhombuses happen to be an ongoing cycle on the show. Now, it may appear that the next love triangle will be between Matt, April and Jeremy.
* LoveRedeems/[[LoveMakesYouCrazy Makes You Crazy]]/[[LoveMakesYouEvil Makes You Evil]]/[[LoveMakesYouDumb Makes You Dumb]]: Damon has played with all four of these Tropes at some point during the show.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Turns out Uncle John is this to Elena.]]
** Subverted when [[spoiler:''Elena'']] confronts him with the reveal in order to get him to let her go.
* MagicalNegro: Literally. All the black characters are witches. Bonnie Bennett serves as the main personification of this trope.
* MagicPoweredPseudoscience: [[spoiler:Jonathan Gilbert's anti-vampire devices are just fancy clockwork. Emily enchanted them without his knowledge.]]
* TheMasquerade: The supernatural world in general, Mystic Falls in particular. Enforced by both the Founders Council and the Salvatore brothers. The ability of the good townsfolk of Mystic Falls to overlook the abnormally high body count and other weird goings on is truly impressive to the extent it may count as an ExtraStrengthMasquerade.
* MauveShirt: Because of how much the creators love the AnyoneCanDie trope, this trope abounds.
* McLeaned: [[spoiler:Alaric]] was killed shortly before it was announced that CW would pick up a new show starring his actor.
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:Damon]] pleads with the sheriff to spare his life, in the name of their friendship. She refuses saying their friendship was a lie. Later on when she's at his mercy, everyone expects him to kill her, but he reassures them he won't.
** In the Season 3 premiere Stefan [[spoiler:who has become a Ripper]] greets Damon by saying "Hello, brother" which was how Damon greeted Stefan in the very first episode.
-->"''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Relax]]'', [[PetTheDog guys. No one's killing anybody.]]" and to the sheriff, "[[MeaningfulEcho You're my friend.]]".
* MindControl: The vampires can do this to humans, which sometimes leads to...
* MindRape
* MonsterProgenitor: The Originals. They are the first vampires to exist, and are far more powerful than even the oldest non-Originals. They are immune to everything but the wood of a particular tree (or ash from the same tree), and have the power to compel other vampires. They are susceptible to vervain in the sense that it's still toxic to them and can block their compulsion.
* MoodWhiplash: Vicki, after dancing and partying it up after Damon heals her, has a breakdown and starts crying about how awful her life is. Damon's response is [[spoiler:to snap her neck.]]
** He almost did it to [[spoiler:Caroline but Elena prevented him.]]
* MoralityPet: Elena is this for [[TokenEvilTeamMate Damon]]. On occasions Stefan, and lately Jeremy fulfill this function but it's really all about Elena. Depending on the viewer's [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of Damon, Elena may in fact be his MoralityChain.
* Nakama: In the show, Damon + Elena + Stefan + Caroline + Bonnie + Jeremy + Alaric.
* NeckLift: Katherine holds Caroline against a wall in "Masquerade". Classic cut to Caroline's feet dangling in mid air with cute booties. Klaus and Damon are found of this troupe too.
* NeckSnap: The Salvatore Brothers , specially Damon, use it all the time, often against each other and/or other vampires (they consider it non-lethal force...)
* NewTransferStudent: Stefan poses as this to get close to Elena.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Stefan beats the crap out of Damon in "162 Candles" after Damon kills Stefan's best friend, and only doesn't kill him because Damon had saved his life not that long ago.
** It is possible, if not likely, that Damon allowed Stefan to beat him because Damon was drinking human blood while Stefan wasn't, making Damon significantly stronger than Stefan.
* NobleDemon: Elijah
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Stefan and Damon; Elijah and Klaus.
* NoOntologicalInertia: [[spoiler:when an Original Vampire is killed, all vampires created from their bloodline also die.]]
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Apparently the show takes place in the part of Virginia where no one has a Southern accent and Matt Davis makes no effort to give Alaric a Boston accent
** Damon, Jeremy, and Vicki do have slight ones, but for the most part they are absent.
* NotQuiteDead: Happens to new vampires-they have to die first before returning as the undead.
* OddFriendship: Matt and Tyler are best friends, despite being polar opposites.
** But they have had their problems like Matt's mom macking on Tyler. Or getting interested in the same girl later.
** Damon and Alaric have tried to kill each other [[spoiler:(and Damon succeeded - [[DeathIsNotPermanent sort of]])]], and Damon even [[spoiler:turned Alaric's wife into a vampire]]. And yet, they're friends. The writers love their relationship and even refer to it as 'Team Badass'. As of ''The Dinner Party'', they have acknowledged their friendship.
-->'''Alaric:''' I'm your friend, damn it! And you don't have many. So no more lying.\\
'''Damon:''' (for once, completely serious) *nods*
* OddNameOut: Most of the Originals have pretty consistently Hebrew-based traditionally Judeo-Christian names. And then there are Kol (Medieval English/Scandinavian) and Finn (Irish/Old Norse).
* OfCorsetsSexy: [[FemmeFatale Katherine]] wears one even when she's in bed. Sorta justified, as she lived in Civil War America.
** Plus being a vampire, she doesn't have to worry about restricting of breathing or other side effects.
* OfficialCouple: Stefan and Elena are the main romantic pairing of the series.
* OhCrap:Klaus' reaction to seeing Kol undaggered.
* OminousFog: A sure sign Damon's near.
** This hasn't shown up recently; it's unclear whether its been dropped or if Damon just hasn't felt the need for a while.
* OneHourWorkWeek: after the first few episodes of Season 1, students at Mystic Falls High School never seem to attend class (other than History) or have homework or even go into the school building unless it's for one of the school's random super-cool parties.
** Off screen. Assume it is done off screen.
** Lampshaded by Elena. "You know, school? That thing we keep forgetting about?"
* OnlyFriend: Alaric is Damon's only friend... despite the fact that they've tried to kill each other a few times.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Damon to Stefan in the show. He saved Stefan's life because he didn't want anyone else to have the pleasure of killing him.
* PainfulTransformation: Werewolves really get the bad end of the stick here; it takes over five hours of horrible pain before there's even any visible changes. Though at least that part does get shorter over time.
* PapaWolf: Bonnie uses a spell on Luka to put him in a trance and get some information. Afterwards, Luka doesn't remember what happened but suspects Bonnie of doing something to him. Jonas marches into Jeremy's house to find Bonnie, grabs her around the throat and takes away her powers.
* PetTheDog: Damon offering to erase Jeremy's memory in "Haunted".
** And later insisting on erasing [[spoiler:the sheriff's]] memory rather than killing her, despite the fact that the person in question is on vervain, so it will take a few days before Damon can actually do it, during which time he'll have to keep her in his house.
*** Actually [[spoiler:Caroline eventually wiped her mother's memory, but not before it seemed that she accepted what her daughter was and was prepared to have a relationship with her despite of it.]]
** "[[MeaningfulEcho You're my friend.]]"
** Klaus actually manages this when we find out that the reason he's keeping Stefan around is because he considers him his only friend. Of course, Klaus being Klaus, this involved far too much blood and murder.
* PerpetualFrowner: Stefan in more episodes than not. Though he does smile occasionally.
** This was lampshaded by Caroline in Season 2.
* PopularHistory: Everyone who's taken an American History class knows that no actual witches were persecuted at the Salem witch trials, but the writers needed to give the [[RaceLift no longer Scottish]] Bonnie an explanation for her psychic abilities.
** "Haunted" states the same fact, but there's still the question of why Bonnie's family had to be from Salem specifically.
** Actually, "Haunted" toys with this trope: according to Bonnie's grandmother, no actual witches were persecuted in Salem because the real ones had enough power to escape beforehand.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: In 'Plan B', [[spoiler:Jenna is compelled by Katherine to kill herself. Thankfully, she survives.]]
* ProductPlacement: PAINFULLY played straight.
** "So I Binged it."
* RaceLift: Bonnie in the books was a redhead of Scottish descent, but is African American in the show.
* RainOfBlood: Type 2 in the second episode, where a girl finds her boyfriend hanging above their tent.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: All of the Originals (Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah, Finn, Kol, Mikael and Esther) were all over 1,000 years old. .
** Lexi is actually 300. Whodathunkit?
** Katherine is over 500 years old, Pearl was slightly younger, as to be expected.
* ReallyGetsAround: Katherine. [[HoneyTrap Seduce/sleep with someone to get what she wants is basically a standard tactic for her.]] So far, she's done it [[spoiler:five]] times that we know of.
* RedHerring: Those who have not read the books would get the impression that [[spoiler:Alaric Saltzman is a vampire.]]
* RedShirt: Many characters are introduced only for them to be killed by vampires. Often overlaps with BlackDudeDiesFirst, especially in the case of [[spoiler:the black boy introduced to Bonnie]] as a crush, who is promptly killed off. His murderer seems to think 'it's not like I meant to kill him!' excuses the death.
* RedShirtArmy: Klaus's hybrids (except Tyler) usually only make it a few episodes max after being introduced.
* RejectionAffection: Katherine is deeply in love with Stefan who makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her. That doesn't stop Katherine from insisting she will have him again.
** Klaus is also undeterred by Caroline's abhorrence for him.
* RememberTheNewGuy: The Founder's Council is apparently much bigger than thought. We don't know this until season 3 when new members like Meredith Fell and Brian Cox start to show up.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Jonas after [[spoiler:Luka dies.]]
* RomanceOnTheSet: Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.
** Candice Accola and Steven Mcqueen also dated but their characters were never really involved with each other.
** Also Paul Wesley's wife Torrey Devitto plays Meredith Fell.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Katherine and over two dozen vampires were sealed in a tomb beneath the town church. In a slight subversion of the usual formula, this was actually an attempt to ''save'' Katherine from the town's vampire hunters.]]
** Actually it was [[spoiler:Katherine's plot to kill the tomb vampires because they knew she was alive and eventually word will get back to {{Klaus}} and he would find and kill her for his sacrifice. So she plotted with George Lockwood in 1864 to have them take the blame for the killings George was doing. George was a werewolf and he was killing all those people. So their interest met: The tomb vampires would take the blame for George's killings and at the same time be eliminated to keep Katherine's secret from Klaus. Katherine's "payment" for this was the moonstone George had]]
** The dagger dipped in white oak ash only kills the Original vampires if it stays in place. [[spoiler:Klaus keeps all his siblings in coffins with daggers in them. He wakes up Rebekah when he needs her necklace.]]
** Mikael. [[spoiler:Katherine wakes him up, but no-one except Damon and Stefan is aware of this yet.]]
** [[spoiler: Esther, the Originals' mother who initially turned them all into vampires. Klaus tore her heart out and has been keeping her in a coffin, thanks to a spell that preserved her body perfectly.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Matt/Jeremy and Tyler.
* ShipSinking: Stefan and Elena in "Our Town". Possibly Caroline and Tyler too
* ShipTease: loads between Damon and Elena, but a particular mean one happens in the first season finale when Damon, thinking [[spoiler:he's talking to Elena]], wonders when she started thinking he's worth saving. He then kisses her cheek and when he starts to pull away, the two kiss passionately, but are interrupted by Jenna. [[spoiler:It's only when she stabs John that we realize it wasn't Elena, but Katherine.]]
** And the show teases Bonnie/Jeremy, [[spoiler:until they get together for real,]] of all things: she is surprised that [[SheIsAllGrownUp he's all grown up]] and he's fascinated by her magic.
** Caroline and Tyler were teased a lot.
* ShipperOnDeck: Seen multiple times with various pairings.
* ShirtlessScene: ''TheVampireDiaries'' must have a "one shirtless scene per episode" clause in, um, all of its male actor's contracts. Because the two male leads are played by the gorgeous, hunky, and ripped Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, this is very much appreciated by the large female fanbase. Damon and Stefan aren't the only ones running around sans shirt on the show either; Elena's younger brother Jeremy ([[DawsonCasting who is suspiciously ripped for a ostensible sixteen-year-old]]) is frequently shown shirtless, as is her good friend Matt. And most male characters run around in tank tops when not completely shirtless.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: All [[spoiler:Damon's]] efforts to rescue the FemmeFatale were nothing but just a waste of time as she even wasn't there.
** Similarly [[spoiler:Anna's efforts to free her mother were rendered pointless when she was killed shortly after she escaped. Then Anna died too.]]
*** It can be taken that way since ultimately all of the tomb vampires were killed. It did serve as a catalyst to [[spoiler:have Caroline turned into a vampire by subsequent events]].
** So the the main cast plans for half the season on how to avoid loosing anyone in the ritual. People die, hard things are done to come up with plan, they acquire all the mcguffins they can to make sure the Big Bad dies and collect a huge ammount of allies for the end fight. The conclusion? [[spoiler:the ritual still happens, Elena still(sort of) dies, the Big Bad still triumphs, a lot of cast members die, their best asset Elijah betrays them and the whole ritual ends with a double-funeral on the good guys side and everyone heart-broken and devastated.]]
* ShutUpKiss: Tyler gives one to Caroline in "The Descent". [[UnresolvedSexualTension Finally]].
** [[spoiler:Jeremy's]] "Enough already" to [[spoiler:Bonnie]] in "Crying Wolf".
** Caroline does one back to Tyler in the Season 3 premiere when he's telling her that if she doesn't want him to date she should tell him.
* SiblingTeam: Damon and Stefan occasionally join forces, generally when [[DistressedDamsel Elena's life is at stake]] or when it's in Damon's interests.
* SiblingTriangle: Stefan and Damon being the most obvious example, over Katherine and then Elena. And in the past, [[spoiler:Klaus and Elijah over Katherine.]]
** [[spoiler: Klaus reveals that he and Elijah fell in love with the same girl - Elena and Katherine's ultimate ancestor - when they were still human. It was her blood that they unknowingly consumed when their mother turned them into vampires, which explains the need for the doppleganger]]
** While they aren't siblings Elena/Stefan/Katherine kinda counts considering that Katherine is Elena's great-something grandmother. Try not to think about that one too hard.
* SiblingYinYang: Damon and Stefan . One is a FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire and the other is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold or SociopathicHero.
** Vicki and Matt and Elena and Jeremy are also less prominant examples.
* SinisterMinister: Pastor Young, who takes over the Council as of Series 4 and returns it to it's original [[VanHelsingHateCrime kill all vampires]] mission.
* SixStudentClique:
** The Head — Stefan
** The Muscle — Damon
** The Quirk — Jeremy
** The Pretty One — Elena
** The Smart One — Bonnie
** The Wild One — Caroline
* SmugSnake: Johnathan Gilbert Jr. Oh so much.
* SociopathicHero: Damon, when the mood strikes him.
* SoProudOfYou: Bonnie is told this by [[spoiler:her grandmother's ghost after she closes the gates to send all the ghosts back.]]
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: A truly perfect example of '''Stage 1: Denial''' exemplified by [[spoiler:Caroline]] in Season 2, Episode 2, "Brave New World".
** Damon shows all the signs of being at '''Stage 4: Betrayal'''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Jeremy for Vicki. Damon.
* StalkingIsLove: Stefan admits he did this to Elena from the time of the car crash to the first episode.
* StarCrossedLovers: Stefan and Elena are the epitome of this trope. Something is always trying to keep them apart.
** What about Damon and Elena? Something is ALWAYS trying to keep them apart and it's usually not one of them.
* StartOfDarkness: ''"Katerina"'' delves into the history of the eponymous [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]].
* StealthHiBye: Vampires in general are experts at doing this using their superspeed.
* StraightGay: Bill Forbes
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Creator of the series, Julie Plec, [[WordOfGod outright states]] that EnsembleDarkhorse character, [[spoiler:Anna]] was created and killed for the sole purpose of causing [[spoiler:Damon and Jeremy]] angst. As if [[spoiler:they]] didn't have enough. [[spoiler:Damon]] didn't even seem affected past the season finale.
* SuicideBySunlight
* SupernaturalElite: The Originals, who seem to be the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin original]] vampire family. They're the strongest vampires around and can compel lesser vampires to do their bidding. They cannot be killed with standard anti-vampire methods. They're mostly unknown among younger vampires since [[spoiler:the Original Klaus hunted down the rest of his family and put them into a suspended state.]]
* TakeThat: The show has a few to Twilight--some subtle ("I'm not going to be one of those girls who just breaks down without a boy in her life") and others not so much ("Why don't you sparkle?" "Because I live in the real world, where vampires burn in the sun.")
** Werewolves are mostly extinct except in "books and really bad movies." another Twilight dig.
*** WordofGod has also said this is a reference to the KevinWilliamson movie ''Cursed''.
** Stefan realises Elena is watching him sleep.
-->Stefan: You're staring.\\
Elena: I'm gazing.\\
Stefan: It's creepy.\\
Elena: It's romantic.
* TakingTheBullet: [[HeartwarmingMoments Damon does this for Elena in 02x03]] then tries to deny this is because [[FoeYay he cares about her.]]
* TalkingToTheDead: A somewhat non-supernatural example has Damon sadly talking to [[spoiler: Alaric's]] grave marker. Sure, the ghost of [[spoiler: Alaric]] is there listening, but Damon doesn't actually know that, so it fits the trope.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: the show has [[FemmeFatale Katherine]] filling the role of the seductress, kind and stable Elena as the mother and the naive [[DumbBlonde Caroline]] as the child.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Yeah, we know "human blood makes him hard to kill" and stuff, but the only excuse for not staking Damon to a wall is his occasional contribution to cleaning up messy situations...which he usually created...which only he can fix... [[FridgeLogic hmm]]...
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Elena and Bonnie (Tomboys) and Caroline and Katherine (GirlyGirls). Though in a refreshing subversion, Caroline and Katherine are the feisty [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] whilst retaining their femininity.
** It is doubtful that any of the women listed can be called Tomboys, especially Bonnie. Neither Bonnie or Elena have demonstrated much physical skill and [[spoiler:Caroline and Katherine are vampires imbued with superhuman strength and with the inherit ability to fight, especially Caroline who have gotten new found fighting skills since she was turned]] Bonnie has not exhibited anything in particular but her witch powers. All of them are girly-girl feminine and not true Tomboys like say {{Lost}}'s Ana-Lucia Cortez. Still that doesn't mean they aren't tough. Elena can take pain very well without breaking down and sobbing.
* TookALevelInBadass: Elena, slowly but surely. It starts in "Haunted" when [[spoiler:she goes after Vicki with a 2x4]], continues in "Unpleasantville" when she manages to hold off a vampire with just a few pencils long enough for Damon and Stefan to kill him, and becomes even more noticeable in "Let The Right One In" when she saves Stefan by staking Frederick with a vervain dart and momentarily incapacitating him and by offering Stefan some of her blood.
** Also Caroline after [[spoiler:Katherine turns her into a vampire. With no help from anyone, she manages to feed herself, glamour a nurse into forgetting that she attacked her, and call Damon out for behaving so badly towards her, even flinging him down a hallway.]]
** Bonnie, as of late Season 1 can bring on a really nasty migraine in 160 year-old vampires with just a squinty, mean look. Throw in telekinesis and the ability to set fire to water with just her mind and she has the edge on most of the supernatural beings on the show [[spoiler:except Katherine thus far]]. May become an example of LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards as the show progresses.
* TroubledButCute: this show '''loves''' this Trope. Stefan, Jeremy, Vicki, Tyler and particularly Damon all count.
* TooDumbToLive: Jeremy, especially in 02x10. Arguably also LoveMakesYouDumb.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: John Gilbert, for a while in Season 1.
** While admittedly already a KnightTemplar, John crosses the MoralEventHorizon when he [[spoiler:knocks out Sheriff Forbes]] so she couldn't interfere with his mad plan [[spoiler:to use the entire town as bait for the tomb vampires]]. Killing [[spoiler:Anna]] was within his already established moral framework.
* UncannyVillage: Mystic Falls. May also count as a TownWithaDarkSecret. The vampires, witches and werewolves are one thing but the level of civic pride shown the good folk of Mystic Falls just screams weird.
** Just how many damn Founder's Day events does this town hold anyhow? They seem to go on for months! With additional events inbetween for good measure; this troper suspects a concerted effort to distract or brainwash citizens.
* {{Understatement}}: Hm-m-m, do you want to know how Damon became such a bad man? Just ask him:
-->'''Damon:''' In all this important soul-searching. And cleansing of the demons of Stefan's past, did you ever manage to get the rest of the story?\\
'''Elena:''' He said there was more.\\
'''Damon:''' Yeah. That's an understatement.
* UnholyMatrimony: Inverted - [[JerkassWoobie Damon]] loves [[MagnificentBastard Katherine]] but she's more interested in his [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire little brother]].
* VagueAge: All of the Originals ages are unknown. Rebekah and Kol are teenagers where in their teens they fall is anyone's guess and Klaus, Elijah, and Finn are total mystery. It's also unknown at what age Katherine was turned
* VampiresAreSexGods: obviously.
* VampireInvitation
* VanHelsingHateCrime: On occasions but definitely used towards the end of Season 1 with the Founders Council and in particular with [[TheHunter 'Uncle John's']] arrival in town - mainly as he was such an [[KnightTemplar unsympathetic jerkass]]. May be a BrokenAesop as some, if not most, of the vampires really are amoral killers that need to be put down, and even the 'good' ones can go [[OffTheWagon off the rails on occasions]]. Compare with other [[TrueBlood vampire shows]] where this trope is taken even further.
** Mind you, part of the problem with Uncle John is that he seems prepared to team up with some of the nastiest vampires out there to kill off friendlier ones... and is prepared to risk humans for a chance to kill vampires.
* VillainousRescue: Damon saving Stefan because [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou if anyone's gonna kill his little brother, it's gonna be him]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: Damon and Alaric, Damon and Stefan. Both type 2.
* WakeupMakeup: Elena looks impeccable every time she's shown getting out of bed, and Vicky looked pretty damn good for a hospital patient.
** So did Caroline in 1X22 and then [[spoiler:she was a good looking waking up as a vampire in 2X1.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Mr. Tanner, [[spoiler:Logan, "Uncle" Zach, Vicki, Harper, Pearl...]]
* WhamLine: Elijah saying that [[spoiler:he wants to keep Elena safe.]]
** Rebekah: Because my mother was also a witch. The witch of the original family. The original witch.
** Meredith from "The Departed": "I ''helped'' her"
* WhamEpisode: While nearly every episode ends with a shocking cliffhanger, a notable one is the first season finale, Founders Day, in which [[spoiler:fan favorite Anna, the mayor, and all remaining tomb vampires die, Caroline ends up in the hospital after a car accident, and Katherine returns, stabbing John.]]
** Another one with The Sun Also Rises, the penultimate episode of the second season. Here we have [[spoiler:the deaths of Jules, Jenna, and John, Elijah's betrayal, the official breakup of Matt and Caroline, and Damon revealing to Stefan that he's dying.]]
** "Murder of One" reveals that [[spoiler: killing an Original kills every vampire that they have ever turned (and that any vampire descendants), ergo killing them all would kill all vampires.]]
** The latest episode turns [[spoiler: Alaric]] into an original.
** "The Departed" reveals that [[spoiler: Elena actually met Damon first and kills off Klaus AND Alaric. It ends with Elena dead before she wakes into the transitional stage]]
*** [[spoiler: Klaus isn't really dead though, he took tyler's body]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A deleted scene reveals Kelly Donovan, Matt's mother, as a succubus.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Caroline sees no problem in [[spoiler:trading a hybrid's life for Elena's, even though he had broken Klaus' sire-bond and only wanted to get away from Klaus.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Tyler calls out Caroline and the others for [[spoiler:murdering the hybrid Chris in cold blood to lift the hunter's curse on Elena.]]
* WhiteAndGreyMorality - the show veers between this and GreyAndGreyMorality. Countless times, characters are introduced and seem [[ObviouslyEvil just so mean]] but often turn out to have genuine motives behind their actions.
** Anna seemed to be a sinister vampire using Jeremy for her own ends - until we found out about her mother and her BecomingTheMask.
** Damon seemed to just be trying to make his brother's life a living hell, and then his history with Katherine was revealed, and his [[PetTheDog gestures of humanity to Elena]].
* WitchSpecies: The witches run in families.
* {{Yandere}}: Katherine for Stefan. Did you ''see'' her smug expression when Stefan got trapped in the tomb with her?
* YourVampiresSuck: A TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' was uttered in Episode 4, where Damon was reading Caroline's Twilight book.
-->'''Caroline:''' How come you don't sparkle?\\
'''Damon:''' Because I live in the real world where vampires burn in the sun.
** He ''did'' profess an admiration for Anne Rice in the same conversation.
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Elena Gilbert starts her senior year of school at Fell’s Church with her friends, Meredith Sulez, Bonnie Mc Cullough, Caroline Forbes, and Matt Honeycutt. Caroline promptly becomes competition with Elena for the position of most popular girl. A mysterious, handsome foreign boy named Stefan Salvatore, also enrolls. All of the girls within the entire school want his attention, but Stefan just brushes them off. This deeply shocks Elena, who has never been brushed off by a boy before. Stefan joins the high school football team with Matt and plays the position of wide receiver. Through flashbacks, we learn that Stefan is a vampire who was born in Renaissance Florence. There he fell in love with a German girl, Katherine von Swartzschild, who had been changed into a vampire by another vampire, Klaus, when she was ill and dying. Although Stefan hoped to marry Katherine, their romance became complicated when Stefan’s seductive older brother, Damon Salvatore, appeared. Although Katherine told Stefan that she loved him, she also seemed romantically interested in Damon. Katherine was almost an exact double of Elena. Vampires survive in sunlight when they wear lapis lazuli. Katherine has a ring of lapis lazuli and gold. Meanwhile, a number of mysterious and frightening events occur in Fell’s Church. A large crow exhibits un-birdlike behavior. Elena and her friends feel a threatening force that causes them to flee from the town’s old cemetery, and Elena loses her hair ribbon in the flight. A homeless man is attacked and partially drained of blood. Stefan experiences fugue states and fears that he has been attacking people during them, even though he has no memory of doing so when he awakes. Elena devises various schemes to pursue Stefan, but Stefan continues to repeatedly avoids her. Stefan is magnetically and strongly drawn to Elena, she reminds him of his past and first love Katherine, and because of this, he is strongly tempted to drink her blood. Elena finally corners Stefan at the Homecoming Dance. She believes he will be unable to refuse her invitation to dance with her, the Homecoming Queen. However, Stefan’s date for the evening is Caroline, who foils Elena’s plan. To show she is not hurt, Elena leaves the dance with Tyler Smallwood and Dick Carter, two boys who are on the football team and who have shown themselves to be hostile to Stefan in the past. Another girl, Vickie Bennett, goes with them. The four go to the cemetery to deface the funerary statues of Honoria Fell and Thomas Fell. Elena perceives one statue moving and revealing an empty space beneath, but no one else shares her vision. A drunken Tyler sexually assaults Elena. Stefan appears and rescues Elena by beating up Tyler. Stefan takes her to his room at the boarding house so that she can clean up before he drives her home.
Elena confronts Stefan to ask why he’s been avoiding her. His responses are evasive, but they lock hands and then kiss, at which point Elena is completely certain that she’s found her other half and her romantic destiny. When Stefan drives Elena home, she learns that Vickie has been found wandering on the road, scratched and raving about having been attacked by some supernatural force. To Elena's confusion, Stefan then seems to draw away from her emotionally. The next day Stefan tries to break up with Elena, but she refuses to let him do so. Without his knowing, she opens a small casket on Stefan’s dresser and finds the hair ribbon she lost when fleeing from the cemetery the first week of school. This convinces her that he has secretly loved her from that time. She writes about the hair ribbon and the romance in her diary, also noting that Stefan still seems to be hiding something from her. Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith plan the school’s Haunted House for Halloween. The lights go off and a seductive college-aged boy enters. He nearly persuades Elena to kiss him despite her love for Stefan. When she refuses, he says he may finally have found the girl he’s been looking for. Then he disappears. Elena brings her diary to a slumber party with Meredith and Bonnie. They hold a dumb supper at which Elena invites her future husband to enter Bonnie’s house. She does not see Stefan, but the seductive college-aged boy appears. He quotes love poetry and tries to kiss Elena. Elena’s head swims and she nearly succumbs, but she manages to resist. The boy reacts with anger but leaves when Elena asks him to do so. Elena then learns that Bonnie’s dog has unexpectedly died during the dumb supper and that her diary has been stolen. Over the next few weeks, Elena becomes more concerned at how Stefan seems to be drawing subtly away from her and keeping secrets. For example, he is wearing an object on a chain around his neck, hidden underneath his clothing, and he refuses to talk about it. He appears haunted and sad. Elena is determined to bring them back together and persuade Stefan to trust her completely. Because Stefan confronted their European History teacher, Mr. Tanner, on the first day of school and corrected him about how teenagers behaved during the Renaissance, Elena plans to wear a Renaissance ball gown as her Halloween costume. She believes this will overcome Stefan’s resistance to her. Much to her distress, however, Stefan’s reaction to seeing her in the dress is shock.

During the Haunted House, Mr. Tanner is given the role of Bloody Corpse. This requires him to be covered with fake blood with a knife lying nearby; he is supposed to sit up unexpectedly to frighten visitors. When Bonnie leads visitors to see the Bloody Corpse, however, she finds that Mr. Tanner actually is dead and covered with blood. A panic results. Tyler tells everyone that the murderer is probably Stefan Salvatore because the strange violence in Fell’s Church began at the time that Stefan arrived in town. This spurious logic turns the crowd into a mob. Elena passes a warning to Stefan through Matt, and Stefan flees back to the boarding house to prepare to leave Fell’s Church. Elena follows him and finds Stefan on the roof of the boarding house with blood smeared on his lips, his fangs extended, and dead birds at his feet. In her shock, she falls off the roof, but Stefan leaps after her and catches her in mid-descent. Elena is unhurt. Elena demands explanations at last. Stefan tells her he became a vampire when he and Damon both pressed Katherine to marry them. Katherine told them that she would make her choice between them, and that night she came to Stefan’s bed and turned him into a vampire. Stefan believed he had been chosen. The next day, however, she told Stefan and Damon that she had gone to both their beds and turned them both into vampires. She gave each a ring and told them she expected they would all live happily ever after as a threesome. Stefan and Damon rejected Katherine’s plan and demanded that she choose between them. Katherine fled in tears. The next day, they found her empty dress in the garden and ashes in the dress. A note nearby told them that she had taken off her lapis lazuli ring to commit suicide and thereby bring the brothers back together. Distraught and blaming one another, Stefan and Damon then dueled with swords. Damon stabbed Stefan through the heart. When Stefan fell and Damon bent over him, Stefan stabbed Damon fatally. Both brothers were thereby locked permanently into their vampiric state. Stefan was buried with Katherine’s ring and beside Damon. When both woke, they separated in fear and confusion. Stefan lived on animal blood in the streets of Florence until Damon, who had become a powerful mercenary soldier, returned and threatened to kill him unless he left. They saw one another intermittently since that time, with Damon invariably threatening to kill Stefan.

Stefan also explains to Elena that vampires have Powers that include the ability to influence and read minds, the ability to turn into animals, and the ability to influence the weather. Damon drinks human blood and so is more Powerful than Stefan, who tries to lead a moral existence by drinking only animal blood. Lapis lazuli protects vampires from sunlight. The mysterious object Stefan wears on a chain around his neck is revealed to be Katherine’s ring. Elena assures a guilt-ridden Stefan that he is not responsible for Katherine’s death or Damon’s. She also persuades Stefan that he is not responsible for the violence in Fell’s Church as he had feared. She now is able to identify Damon as the seductive college-aged boy who nearly persuaded her to kiss him. Since Damon is in Fell’s Church and is evil, Elena concludes Damon must be responsible for the violence. He has not shown himself because he has been trying to make Stefan blame himself. Stefan finds Elena’s argument convincing. Over Stefan’s objections, Elena then persuades Stefan to drink her blood in order to erase the last boundary between them. After returning Elena to her home, Stefan goes to the woods and uses his Power to call Damon, who appears. Damon admits to killing Mr. Tanner and tells Stefan that he must abandon Elena to Damon, who wants her for himself. Stefan refuses. Damon attacks Stefan and drinks his blood against his will, a process that is extremely painful. When Damon releases Stefan, Stefan attempts to stagger back to his car but is attacked again from behind, after which he falls unconscious. The next day Elena finds Stefan has disappeared. Furious and certain as to who should be blamed, she goes to the cemetery and shouts Damon’s name to summon him. Here, the book ends.

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[[folder: The Awakening (Book I)]]

Season One]]

Four months after the tragic car accident that killed their parents, 17-year-old
Elena Gilbert starts and her senior year of 15-year-old brother, Jeremy, are still adjusting to their new reality. Elena has always been the star student; beautiful, popular and involved with school at Fell’s Church and friends, but now she finds herself struggling to hide her grief from the world. Elena and Jeremy are now living with their cool-but-overwhelmed Aunt Jenna, who is doing her best to be a surrogate parent.
Elena manages to find some comfort
with her friends, Meredith Sulez, Bonnie Mc Cullough, Caroline Forbes, familiar social circle – best friend Bonnie, frenemy Caroline, and Matt Honeycutt. Caroline promptly becomes competition former boyfriend Matt, but Jeremy is on a more dangerous path, hanging out with Elena for the position of most popular girl. A mysterious, handsome foreign boy named Stefan Salvatore, stoners and using drugs to hide his pain. Jeremy is also enrolls. All of trying to figure out why Matt's sister, Vicki, is suddenly rejecting him and hanging out with Jeremy's rival, Tyler. As the girls within the entire school want his attention, but Stefan just brushes them off. This deeply shocks Elena, who has never been brushed off by a boy before. Stefan joins the high school football team with Matt and plays the position of wide receiver. Through flashbacks, we learn that Stefan is a vampire who was born in Renaissance Florence. There he fell in love with a German girl, Katherine von Swartzschild, who had been changed into a vampire by another vampire, Klaus, when she was ill and dying. Although Stefan hoped to marry Katherine, their romance became complicated when Stefan’s seductive older brother, Damon Salvatore, appeared. Although Katherine told Stefan that she loved him, she also seemed romantically interested in Damon. Katherine was almost an exact double of Elena. Vampires survive in sunlight when they wear lapis lazuli. Katherine has a ring of lapis lazuli and gold. Meanwhile, a number of mysterious and frightening events occur in Fell’s Church. A large crow exhibits un-birdlike behavior. year begins at Mystic Falls High School, Elena and her friends feel are fascinated by a threatening force that causes them to flee from the town’s old cemetery, handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore. Stefan and Elena loses are immediately drawn to one another, although Elena is puzzled by Stefan's increasingly bizarre behavior when he appears suddenly at the cemetery where her hair ribbon in parents are buried. What she doesn't realize is that Stefan is hiding a dark, deadly secret of his own – the flight. A homeless man fact that he's a vampire. At a bonfire party the next night, Elena and Stefan are just getting to know each other when chaos erupts after Vicki is attacked and partially drained of blood. Stefan experiences fugue states and fears left bleeding from a savage bite to the neck. Fearing that he has been attacking people during them, even though he has no memory of doing so when he awakes. Elena devises various schemes to pursue Stefan, but Stefan continues to repeatedly avoids her. Stefan is magnetically and strongly drawn to Elena, she reminds him of his past and first love Katherine, and because of this, he is strongly tempted to drink her blood. Elena finally corners Stefan at the Homecoming Dance. She believes he will be unable to refuse her invitation to dance with her, the Homecoming Queen. However, Stefan’s date for the evening is Caroline, knows who foils Elena’s plan. To show she is not hurt, Elena leaves the dance with Tyler Smallwood and Dick Carter, two boys who are on the football team and who have shown themselves to be hostile to Stefan in the past. Another girl, Vickie Bennett, goes with them. The four go to the cemetery to deface the funerary statues of Honoria Fell and Thomas Fell. Elena perceives one statue moving and revealing an empty space beneath, but no one else shares her vision. A drunken Tyler sexually assaults Elena. Stefan appears and rescues Elena by beating up Tyler. Stefan takes her to his room at the boarding house so that she can clean up before he drives her home.
Elena confronts Stefan to ask why he’s been avoiding her. His responses are evasive, but they lock hands and then kiss, at which point Elena is completely certain that she’s found her other half and her romantic destiny. When Stefan drives Elena home, she learns that Vickie has been found wandering on the road, scratched and raving about having been attacked by some supernatural force. To Elena's confusion, Stefan then seems to draw away from her emotionally. The next day Stefan tries to break up with Elena, but she refuses to let him do so. Without his knowing, she opens a small casket on Stefan’s dresser and finds the hair ribbon she lost when fleeing from the cemetery the first week of school. This convinces her that he has secretly loved her from that time. She writes about the hair ribbon and the romance in her diary, also noting that Stefan still seems to be hiding something from her. Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith plan the school’s Haunted House for Halloween. The lights go off and a seductive college-aged boy enters. He nearly persuades Elena to kiss him despite her love for Stefan. When she refuses, he says he may finally have found the girl he’s been looking for. Then he disappears. Elena brings her diary to a slumber party with Meredith and Bonnie. They hold a dumb supper at which Elena invites her future husband to enter Bonnie’s house. She does not see Stefan, but the seductive college-aged boy appears. He quotes love poetry and tries to kiss Elena. Elena’s head swims and she nearly succumbs, but she manages to resist. The boy reacts with anger but leaves when Elena asks him to do so. Elena then learns that Bonnie’s dog has unexpectedly died during the dumb supper and that her diary has been stolen. Over the next few weeks, Elena becomes more concerned at how Stefan seems to be drawing subtly away from her and keeping secrets. For example, he is wearing an object on a chain around his neck, hidden underneath his clothing, and he refuses to talk about it. He appears haunted and sad. Elena is determined to bring them back together and persuade Stefan to trust her completely. Because Stefan confronted their European History teacher, Mr. Tanner, on the first day of school and corrected him about how teenagers behaved during the Renaissance, Elena plans to wear a Renaissance ball gown as her Halloween costume. She believes this will overcome Stefan’s resistance to her. Much to her distress, however, Stefan’s reaction to seeing her in the dress is shock.

During the Haunted House, Mr. Tanner is given the role of Bloody Corpse. This requires him to be covered with fake blood with a knife lying nearby; he is supposed to sit up unexpectedly to frighten visitors. When Bonnie leads visitors to see the Bloody Corpse, however, she finds that Mr. Tanner actually is dead and covered with blood. A panic results. Tyler tells everyone that the murderer is probably Stefan Salvatore because the strange violence in Fell’s Church began at the time that Stefan arrived in town. This spurious logic turns the crowd into a mob. Elena passes a warning to Stefan through Matt, and Stefan flees back to the boarding house to prepare to leave Fell’s Church. Elena follows him and finds Stefan on the roof of the boarding house with blood smeared on his lips, his fangs extended, and dead birds at his feet. In her shock, she falls off the roof, but Stefan leaps after her and catches her in mid-descent. Elena is unhurt. Elena demands explanations at last. Stefan tells her he became a vampire when he and Damon both pressed Katherine to marry them. Katherine told them that she would make her choice between them, and that night she came to Stefan’s bed and turned him into a vampire. Stefan believed he had been chosen. The next day, however, she told Stefan and Damon that she had gone to both their beds and turned them both into vampires. She gave each a ring and told them she expected they would all live happily ever after as a threesome. Stefan and Damon rejected Katherine’s plan and demanded that she choose between them. Katherine fled in tears. The next day, they found her empty dress in the garden and ashes in the dress. A note nearby told them that she had taken off her lapis lazuli ring to commit suicide and thereby bring the brothers back together. Distraught and blaming one another, Stefan and Damon then dueled with swords. Damon stabbed Stefan through the heart. When Stefan fell and Damon bent over him, Stefan stabbed Damon fatally. Both brothers were thereby locked permanently into their vampiric state. Stefan was buried with Katherine’s ring and beside Damon. When both woke, they separated in fear and confusion. Stefan lived on animal blood in the streets of Florence until Damon, who had become a powerful mercenary soldier, returned and threatened to kill him unless he left. They saw one another intermittently since that time, with Damon invariably threatening to kill Stefan.

Stefan also explains to Elena that vampires have Powers that include the ability to influence and read minds, the ability to turn into animals, and the ability to influence the weather. Damon drinks human blood and so is more Powerful than Stefan, who tries to lead a moral existence by drinking only animal blood. Lapis lazuli protects vampires from sunlight. The mysterious object Stefan wears on a chain around his neck is revealed to be Katherine’s ring. Elena assures a guilt-ridden Stefan that he is not responsible for Katherine’s death or Damon’s. She also persuades Stefan that he is not
responsible for the attack, Stefan returns home and finds his older brother, Damon, whom he hasn't seen for 15 years. Damon is also a vampire, and the two brothers have a long and bitter history. Damon ridicules Stefan for rejecting their legacy of violence in Fell’s Church as and brutality but he had feared. She now is able to identify understands his brother's obsession with Elena, since she looks exactly like a woman Stefan loved more than a century ago; a woman that Damon as the seductive college-aged boy who nearly persuaded her tried to kiss him. Since Damon is in Fell’s Church make his own. Now these two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for Elena's soul and is evil, Elena concludes Damon must be responsible for the violence. He has not shown himself because he has been trying to make Stefan blame himself. Stefan finds Elena’s argument convincing. Over Stefan’s objections, Elena then persuades Stefan to drink souls of her blood in order to erase friends, family and all the last boundary between them. After returning Elena to her home, Stefan goes to residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia.

* The chapters of Season One include:
** '''Chapter I: The Vicki Chapter: (Ep. 101 - 107)''' This chapter deals with
the woods and uses his Power to call Damon, who appears. return of Damon admits to killing Mr. Tanner Salvatore and tells Stefan that he must abandon Elena to Damon, who wants her for himself. Stefan refuses. his shady influence over the events in the town and most particularly on Vicki Donovan. The main antagonists of this chapter are Damon attacks Stefan Salvatore and drinks his blood against his will, a process that is extremely painful. When Vicki Donovan.
** '''Chapter II: The Tomb Chapter: (Ep. 108 - 114)''' This chapter deals with the aftermath of Vicki's death and the revelation of Damon's master plan: opening the tomb of vampires underneath Fell's Church to release Katherine Pierce. The main antagonists of this chapter are
Damon releases Stefan, Stefan attempts to stagger back to his car but is attacked again from behind, after which he falls unconscious. Salvatore and Anna.
** '''Chapter III:
The next day Elena finds Stefan has disappeared. Furious Lineage Chapter: (Ep. 115 - 122)''' This chapter deals with the aftermath of the opening of the tomb, the release of the tomb vampires and certain as to who should be blamed, she goes to the cemetery Elena's true parentage. The main antagonists of this chapter are John Gilbert and shouts Damon’s name to summon him. Here, the book ends.Isobel Saltzman.



[[folder: The Struggle (Book II)]]

The Struggle begins with Elena Gilbert standing in the cemetery shouting for Damon Salvatore to answer her. When he appears, she accuses him of being responsible for the disappearance of his brother, Stefan Salvatore. Damon urges her to forget Stefan and uses his Powers to try to persuade her to become his. When he fails, he promises Elena that she’ll be his before winter and leaves. As a parting shot, he tells her that he killed Stefan the night before. Unconvinced that Stefan is dead, Elena sets out to find him. She nearly freezes in the snowstorm that Damon has called up with his Powers, but she is rescued by Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to determine that Stefan is alive but in a place that is always dark and wet. Having guessed that this location is a well on the abandoned Old Francher place, Matt Honeycutt and the girls set out to rescue Stefan. They succeed, but Stefan is near death from his ordeal. While the other three set out to find medical help, Elena insists Stefan drink her blood to restore him. Elena’s blood loss causes her to be unusually tired, but she recovers soon. Stefan can’t remember who attacked him, but Elena is sure it was Damon. When Elena returns to school, the replacement European History teacher is Alaric Saltzman, whose first act is to encourage all the students to talk about their recent terrifying experiences to get their feelings out. Stefan is suspicious of this un-teacherly behavior. Alaric invites all the students to a get-together at his house in the evening. Elena and Stefan show up, but when Elena leaves Stefan to find food, she runs into Damon, who is there in the guise of “Damon Smith,” a college student on vacation who is a friend of Sue Carson, one of Elena’s fellow students. Stefan and Damon have a confrontation that Elena interrupts when she fears that Damon’s goal is simply to make Stefan seem irrationally violent (and therefore Mr. Tanner’s murderer). In leaving the house, however, Elena finds a slip of violet paper in her purse with a line from her stolen diary. Elena warns Bonnie and Meredith that “Damon Smith” is the murderer, although she won’t tell them why she believes this. Meanwhile, Vickie Bennett has returned to school, but she behaves irrationally by undressing in the cafeteria and then accusing Elena of being evil. Stefan and Matt have disappeared to hunt for vervain, a plant that interferes with a vampire’s ability to control others’ minds. Elena spends a night at Bonnie’s house where she dreams pleasurably about dancing with Damon. She wakes abruptly to find a crow in the room and vampire marks on her neck, and she realizes that she invited Damon into Bonnie’s house during the dumb supper. When she returns home, Stefan is there with the vervain that will protect her—a few hours too late. She does not tell Stefan about her experience with Damon because she wants to avoid a confrontation between Stefan and Damon that she is sure Stefan, with his weaker Powers, will lose.
Elena and the other girls set out to find the diary thief. Despite Elena’s initial inclination to blame Damon, they identify Caroline Forbes as the culprit. Elena follows Caroline at lunch into a deserted schoolroom where she overhears Caroline and Tyler Smallwood discuss how to use the diary against Stefan and Elena. Their plan is to wait until Elena is chosen to play “The Spirit of Fell’s Church” during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony. Caroline will also be chosen to play a role. At that time, she will walk onstage and read Elena’s diary aloud to the crowd. Caroline and Tyler believe that Elena’s statement in her diary that Stefan took her ribbon from the cemetery on the day the homeless man was attacked will suffice to prove to the police that Stefan is the murderer. Elena, Meredith, and Bonnie decide to burgle Caroline’s house to retrieve the diary before she can use it on Founder’s Day. When Caroline and her family return home, they are forced to flee without having found anything more than Caroline’s diary. Elena, however, is unable to reach the door in time and ends up on a second-floor balcony. Damon, who has been lurking on the roof, pulls her up to avoid detection. Once again, he suggests to Elena that she’d be better off with him than with Stefan. Once again, she rejects him. This time, the vervain defeats Damon’s attempt to influence her with his Powers. Damon tells Elena that if she’d give him some of her blood, he’d get the diary back. Elena jumps off the roof to show Damon that she’d rather be dead than endure his presence. Damon rescues her before she falls to her death. He then jumps with her to the ground. After telling her that he’s done a favor and will collect the next time he sees her, he shifts to crow form and flies away. Elena’s Aunt Judith prepares a mock Thanksgiving dinner a week before the real Thanksgiving to ensure nothing goes wrong. Elena invites Matt and Bonnie as her guests.

Aunt Judith’s fiancé, Robert Maxwell, also appears and brings “Damon Smith” as his guest. When Elena’s little sister Margaret Gilbert appears with her new white kitten, Elena seizes the kitten and sticks it into Damon’s face, knowing that animals often sense a vampire’s nature and become hostile. The kitten hisses and spits before fleeing the room, leaving everyone to wonder why Elena is thrusting cats into guests’ faces. After dinner, Damon leaves, but Elena knows that he has now gained an invitation to her house and can return whenever he pleases. She is about to ask Stefan for help despite her fear that he will confront Damon and lose the fight when she realizes that her house was actually built in two parts: a first part before the Civil War and a second part afterwards. Although Damon was invited into one part, her bedroom is in the other. Damon shows up as Elena expected, but when he is unable to enter her room, he threatens to enter Margaret’s room instead. Elena leaves her room to protect her little sister. Elena wakes up the next morning in her bedroom. She is surprised that Damon has not turned her into a vampire, but she is weak and dizzy from blood loss. When she sees Stefan later, she confesses to him that Caroline plans to use her diary against Stefan. Stefan, who’s been wondering why Elena has been so worried, is relieved that she’s not rejecting him because of his vampire nature. He refuses to leave town and says that he and Elena will face the situation together. He then drinks her blood again. Afterwards, he proposes to Elena and offers her Katherine’s ring. She accepts but says that the engagement must be kept secret because she is still seventeen and Aunt Judith thinks that Stefan has been a bad influence on Elena. Elena has now lost quite a bit of blood and, on several occasions, drunk the blood of Stefan or Damon in exchange. As a result, she is somewhat dazed during the Founder’s Day ceremony. The latest plan is that Elena’s friends will steal the diary back from Caroline because she will not be able to carry it in her nineteenth-century costume, but Caroline foils them by obtaining her reticule early and bringing the diary with her.

When Caroline pulls out the diary to read onstage, though, she finds she brought her own diary and not Elena’s. Elena spots Damon in the audience and realizes that he has saved her and Stefan by substituting the diaries. She goes to ask him his motive and refuses to believe him when he says “for my own purposes.” Aunt Judith arrives and encourages Elena and Damon to spend more time together. Believing that Damon is influencing Aunt Judith, Elena becomes angry. She tells Damon she’s marrying Stefan and shows him Katherine’s ring on her finger, at which point he becomes angry and leaves. Aunt Judith forbids Elena to marry Stefan, and Elena takes Matt’s car to the boarding house to find Stefan. She returns when she cannot find him, but she feels the presence of evil in the brewing storm, and she spots a large white owl chasing her. She screams at Damon to leave her alone, but she drives off Wickery Bridge while speeding to safety. She then drowns. Meanwhile, Stefan is confronting Tyler, Caroline, and several of Tyler’s bulky friends in a Quonset hut. When Bonnie and Meredith find him, Bonnie abruptly has a psychic realization that Elena is drowning. She, Meredith, and Stefan race to save her but are too late. Stefan sends Bonnie and Meredith to find the police and then sets out to commit suicide. First, he returns to the Quonset hut and drains all the boys to the point of unconsciousness. Stefan then uses his new Powers to turn into a falcon and find Damon. Stating that Damon made a mistake in not killing him and Elena together, Stefan attacks. The fight is interrupted, however, when Elena wakes up in a state of great confusion and arrives to save the brother she’s now sure she loves: Damon.

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[[folder: Season Two]]

Returning for its second season,
The Struggle (Book II)]]

The Struggle begins
Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers who are obsessed with the same beautiful girl Elena Gilbert standing in Gilbert, and battling to control the cemetery shouting for Damon Salvatore to answer her. When he appears, she accuses him fate of being responsible for the disappearance of his brother, Stefan Salvatore. Damon urges her to forget Stefan and uses his Powers to try to persuade her to become his. When he fails, he promises Elena that she’ll be his before winter and leaves. As a parting shot, he tells her that he killed Stefan the night before. Unconvinced that Stefan is dead, Elena sets out to find him. She nearly freezes in the snowstorm that Damon has called up with his Powers, but she is rescued by Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to determine that Stefan is alive but in a place that is always dark and wet. Having guessed that this location is a well on the abandoned Old Francher place, Matt Honeycutt and the girls set out to rescue Stefan. They succeed, but Stefan is near death from his ordeal. While the other three set out to find medical help, Elena insists Stefan drink her blood to restore him. Elena’s blood loss causes her to be unusually tired, but she recovers soon. Stefan can’t remember who attacked him, but Elena is sure it was Damon. When Elena returns to school, the replacement European History teacher is Alaric Saltzman, whose first act is to encourage all the students to talk about their recent terrifying experiences to get their feelings out. Stefan is suspicious of this un-teacherly behavior. Alaric invites all the students to a get-together at his house in the evening. Elena and Stefan show up, but when Elena leaves Stefan to find food, she runs into Damon, who is there in the guise of “Damon Smith,” a college student on vacation who is a friend of Sue Carson, one of Elena’s fellow students. an entire town. During season one, Stefan and Damon have a confrontation that Elena interrupts when she fears that Damon’s goal is simply to make Stefan seem irrationally violent (and therefore Mr. Tanner’s murderer). In leaving the house, however, Elena finds a slip of violet paper in her purse with a line from her stolen diary. Elena warns Bonnie and Meredith that “Damon Smith” is the murderer, although she won’t tell them why she believes this. Meanwhile, Vickie Bennett has Salvatore returned to school, but she behaves irrationally by undressing in the cafeteria and then accusing their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, for very different reasons - Stefan was determined to get to know Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in 1864, while Damon was intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believed she was trapped by a witch's spell all those years ago. At the end of being evil. season one, Elena's biological father John Gilbert set a plan in motion that brought the Founder's Day celebration to an end amid chaos, destruction and death, and saw the return of the vengeful Katherine Pierce. Next season, the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls throws a wrench into the love triangle between the two brothers Stefan and Matt have disappeared to hunt Damon, fighting for vervain, a plant that interferes with a vampire’s ability to control others’ minds. Elena spends a night at Bonnie’s house where she dreams pleasurably about dancing with Damon. She wakes abruptly to find a crow in the room and vampire marks on her neck, and she realizes that she invited Damon into Bonnie’s house during the dumb supper. When she returns home, Stefan is there with the vervain that will protect her—a few hours too late. She does not tell Stefan about her experience with Damon because she wants to avoid a confrontation love of Elena,who can't choose between the two, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of the danger. New and unexpected friendships will be forged, allies will become enemies, and hearts will be broken. Stefan and Damon that she is sure Stefan, will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible.

* The chapters of Season Two include:
** '''Chapter I: The Katherine Chapter: (Ep. 201 - 207)''' This chapter deals
with his weaker Powers, will lose.
Elena
the aftermath of the destruction of the tomb vampires, the return of Katherine Pierce, Caroline's new life as a vampire and the other girls set out to find the diary thief. Despite Elena’s initial inclination to blame Damon, they identify Caroline Forbes as the culprit. Elena follows Caroline at lunch into a deserted schoolroom where she overhears Caroline mystery surrounding Mason Lockwood and Tyler Smallwood discuss how to use Lockwood. The main antagonists of this chapter are Katherine Pierce and Mason Lockwood.
** '''Chapter II: The Werewolf Chapter: (Ep. 208 - 214)''' This chapter deals with
the diary against Stefan and Elena. Their plan is to wait until Elena is chosen to play “The Spirit transformation of Fell’s Church” during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony. Caroline will also be chosen to play a role. At that time, she will walk onstage and read Elena’s diary aloud to the crowd. Caroline and Tyler believe that Elena’s statement in her diary that Stefan took her ribbon Lockwood into a werewolf and the appearance of the original vampires as well as the new importance of the curse of the Sun and the Moon. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Elijah, Jonas Martin, John Gilbert, and Jules.
** '''Chapter III: The Klaus/Curse Chapter: (Ep. 215 - 222)''' This chapter is the aftermath of Elijah's death and the release of Katherine Pierce
from the cemetery tomb. It concentrates truly on the day events surrounding the homeless man was attacked will suffice to prove to the police that Stefan is the murderer. Elena, Meredith, curse. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Greta Martin, and Bonnie decide to burgle Caroline’s house to retrieve the diary before she can use it on Founder’s Day. When Caroline and her family return home, they are forced to flee without having found anything more than Caroline’s diary. Elena, however, is unable to reach the door in time and ends up on a second-floor balcony. Damon, who has been lurking on the roof, pulls her up to avoid detection. Once again, he suggests to Elena that she’d be better off with him than with Stefan. Once again, she rejects him. This time, the vervain defeats Damon’s attempt to influence her with his Powers. Damon tells Elena that if she’d give him some of her blood, he’d get the diary back. Elena jumps off the roof to show Damon that she’d rather be dead than endure his presence. Damon rescues her before she falls to her death. He then jumps with her to the ground. After telling her that he’s done a favor and will collect the next time he sees her, he shifts to crow form and flies away. Elena’s Aunt Judith prepares a mock Thanksgiving dinner a week before the real Thanksgiving to ensure nothing goes wrong. Elena invites Matt and Bonnie as her guests.

Aunt Judith’s fiancé, Robert Maxwell, also appears and brings “Damon Smith” as his guest. When Elena’s little sister Margaret Gilbert appears with her new white kitten, Elena seizes the kitten and sticks it into Damon’s face, knowing that animals often sense a vampire’s nature and become hostile. The kitten hisses and spits before fleeing the room, leaving everyone to wonder why Elena is thrusting cats into guests’ faces. After dinner, Damon leaves, but Elena knows that he has now gained an invitation to her house and can return whenever he pleases. She is about to ask Stefan for help despite her fear that he will confront Damon and lose the fight when she realizes that her house was actually built in two parts: a first part before the Civil War and a second part afterwards. Although Damon was invited into one part, her bedroom is in the other. Damon shows up as Elena expected, but when he is unable to enter her room, he threatens to enter Margaret’s room instead. Elena leaves her room to protect her little sister. Elena wakes up the next morning in her bedroom. She is surprised that Damon has not turned her into a vampire, but she is weak and dizzy from blood loss. When she sees Stefan later, she confesses to him that Caroline plans to use her diary against Stefan. Stefan, who’s been wondering why Elena has been so worried, is relieved that she’s not rejecting him because of his vampire nature. He refuses to leave town and says that he and Elena will face the situation together. He then drinks her blood again. Afterwards, he proposes to Elena and offers her Katherine’s ring. She accepts but says that the engagement must be kept secret because she is still seventeen and Aunt Judith thinks that Stefan has been a bad influence on Elena. Elena has now lost quite a bit of blood and, on several occasions, drunk the blood of Stefan or Damon in exchange. As a result, she is somewhat dazed during the Founder’s Day ceremony. The latest plan is that Elena’s friends will steal the diary back from Caroline because she will not be able to carry it in her nineteenth-century costume, but Caroline foils them by obtaining her reticule early and bringing the diary with her.

When Caroline pulls out the diary to read onstage, though, she finds she brought her own diary and not Elena’s. Elena spots Damon in the audience and realizes that he has saved her and Stefan by substituting the diaries. She goes to ask him his motive and refuses to believe him when he says “for my own purposes.” Aunt Judith arrives and encourages Elena and Damon to spend more time together. Believing that Damon is influencing Aunt Judith, Elena becomes angry. She tells Damon she’s marrying Stefan and shows him Katherine’s ring on her finger, at which point he becomes angry and leaves. Aunt Judith forbids Elena to marry Stefan, and Elena takes Matt’s car to the boarding house to find Stefan. She returns when she cannot find him, but she feels the presence of evil in the brewing storm, and she spots a large white owl chasing her. She screams at Damon to leave her alone, but she drives off Wickery Bridge while speeding to safety. She then drowns. Meanwhile, Stefan is confronting Tyler, Caroline, and several of Tyler’s bulky friends in a Quonset hut. When Bonnie and Meredith find him, Bonnie abruptly has a psychic realization that Elena is drowning. She, Meredith, and Stefan race to save her but are too late. Stefan sends Bonnie and Meredith to find the police and then sets out to commit suicide. First, he returns to the Quonset hut and drains all the boys to the point of unconsciousness. Stefan then uses his new Powers to turn into a falcon and find Damon. Stating that Damon made a mistake in not killing him and Elena together, Stefan attacks. The fight is interrupted, however, when Elena wakes up in a state of great confusion and arrives to save the brother she’s now sure she loves: Damon.
Maddox.



[[folder: The Fury (Book III)]]

The third book deals with Elena's adjustment to her vampirism, as well as her confusion at loving both brothers. Stefan finds Elena dead, and believes that the force that was chasing Elena was Damon. They fight, and in the middle of it, Elena awakens, and attacks Stefan— as Damon had given Elena more of his blood in the exchange and as such viewed Stefan as a threat to her creator. They stop the fight, Stefan is broken-hearted assuming that her attack on him meant she loved Damon more, and Damon tries to clear everything up, being very nice and rational to Elena. Still caring for Elena whether she loved him or not, Stefan convinced Matt to feed Elena blood to help her, leaving Matt in shock because of what she had become, as well from discovering Stefan had almost killed Tyler and his buddies, leaving Caroline unharmed. Damon left Elena in the attic of Robert E. Lee's history teacher for her safety and she awoke days later to stumble across her own funeral reception. After reading her diary, Elena's memories returned clearly and was overjoyed and relieved when Stefan forgave her. But the Other Power was taking control of the animals in Fell's Church, driving many to dispose of their pets. Elena convinces the brothers to work together to stop this powerful force. While having to stay out of the way of the town's new vampire hunter (the new teacher, Alaric Saltzman), Stefan, Damon, Elena and her friends search for the source of the dark presence that has overtaken the town and which they also suspect to be behind Elena's death. They find the answer in Honoria Fell's tomb, and it turns out to be Katherine, who in fact did not die centuries before as the brothers had thought. Instead, she had faked her death, having her maid bring ashes from the kitchen, lay them out on her dress, and put her lapis lazuli ring on top, while she had another forged, making it looked as if she had killed herself. Since then, Stefan has lived with the guilt of her death, while Katherine has spent that time seething with anger. She decides to take revenge, and is jealous of Elena for "stealing" both brothers' love. Katherine reveals that she is the one who attacked Vicki and ran Elena off the bridge. They are all tortured brutally, and Elena ends this by knocking Katherine into the light of the tomb, while unsuccessfully getting herself out of the sunshine fast enough. She dies in the end, saying that she wants both brothers' words that they would take care of each other because Damon is often misunderstood, and she wants the fraternal rivalry to end, also telling Stefan that she loved him, and that she did not want this to happen, causing pain for him as Katherine had.

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[[folder: Season Three]]

Season three opens the door to learn more about Klaus and
The Fury (Book III)]]

The third book deals with Elena's adjustment to her vampirism,
Original Family as well as her confusion at loving both brothers. his motives for wanting Stefan finds Elena dead, and believes that the force that was chasing Elena was Damon. They fight, and in the middle of it, Elena awakens, and attacks Stefan— as Damon had given Elena more of on his blood in the exchange and as such viewed side are finally revealed. As Stefan as a threat to her creator. They stop the fight, Stefan is broken-hearted assuming that her attack on him meant she loved Damon more, and Damon tries to clear everything up, being very nice and rational to Elena. Still caring for Elena whether she loved him or not, Stefan convinced Matt to feed Elena blood to help her, leaving Matt in shock because of what she had become, as well from discovering Stefan had almost killed Tyler and his buddies, leaving Caroline unharmed. Damon left Elena in the attic of Robert E. Lee's history teacher for her safety and she awoke days later to stumble across her own funeral reception. After reading her diary, Elena's memories returned clearly and was overjoyed and relieved when Stefan forgave her. But the Other Power was taking control of the animals in Fell's Church, driving many to dispose of their pets. Elena convinces the brothers to work together to stop this powerful force. While having to stay out of the way of the town's new vampire hunter (the new teacher, Alaric Saltzman), Stefan, Damon, Elena and her friends search for the source of sinks deeper into the dark presence that has overtaken the town side, Damon and which they also suspect to be behind Elena's death. They find the answer in Honoria Fell's tomb, and it turns out to be Katherine, who in fact did not die centuries before as the brothers had thought. Instead, she had faked her death, having her maid bring ashes from the kitchen, lay them out on her dress, and put her lapis lazuli ring on top, while she had another forged, making it looked as if she had killed herself. Since then, Stefan has lived Elena struggle with the guilt of her death, while Katherine has spent that time seething their growing bond even as they work together to bring Stefan back home. The ghosts from Jeremy’s past have a powerful message they’re trying to deliver to him, not to mention the impact they’re having on his relationship with anger. She decides to take revenge, Bonnie Bennett; as Caroline and is jealous Tyler grow closer, a war erupts between their families.

* The chapters
of Elena for "stealing" both brothers' love. Katherine reveals that she is Season Three include:
** '''Chapter I: The Ghosts Chapter: (Ep. 301 - 307)''' This chapter deals with the events surrounding Jeremy's new ability to see Ghosts and the mystery surrounding the return of Anna and Vicki to the world of the living. It also deals with Klaus's plan to create more hybrids as well as revealing his back story to his new wingman, Stefan. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Rebekah, Stefan Salvatore and Vicki Donovan.
** '''Chapter II: The Originals Chapter: (Ep. 308 - 315)''' This chapter deals with the truth surrounding the creation of the vampires in the form of the Originals. It evolves into a conflict between Klaus and Stefan after the latter steals the coffins of the Originals and uses them in his crusade to destroy Klaus. It also sees the arrival and death of
the one who attacked Vicki and ran Elena off responsible for the bridge. They are all tortured brutally, and Elena ends this by knocking Katherine into the light creation of the tomb, while unsuccessfully getting herself out Vampires: Mikael, Klaus's stepfather. Also, vampires and humans alike are baffled when a killing spree begins against Founder's Council members. The main antagonists of this chapter are Klaus, Mikael and Stefan Salvatore.
** '''Chapter III: The Bloodline Chapter: (Ep. 316 - 322)''' This chapter starts with the development of Esther's plot to destroy her family. Elijah and the rest
of the sunshine fast enough. She dies in the end, saying that she wants both brothers' words that family are not willing to just die and they would take care of each other because use Elena to force Damon is often misunderstood, and she wants the fraternal rivalry to end, also telling Stefan to help them in their power struggle with their mother. Lastly, they learn that she loved him, once you kill one Original, you also kill their bloodline of vampires leading the rest of the story to be finding out who turned who and that she did not want which originals they can kill hoping they can kill Klaus. It also continues the storyline of the mysterious killer who seems bent on killing the Council members who know of the vampires present in Mystic Falls. The main antagonists of this to happen, causing pain for him as Katherine had.chapter are Esther, Klaus, Rebekah and Alaric Saltzman.



[[folder: Dark Reunion/The Reunion (Book IV)]]

In early June, six months after the death of Elena Gilbert , Caroline Forbes arranges a surprise birthday party for Meredith Sulez on June 6th The other guests are Bonnie McCullough , Sue Carson , and Vickie Bennett . Vickie is now over the emotional distress and seeming insanity Inflicted upon her by Katherine von Swartzschild , but she remains nervous and passive. Shortly before the party, Bonnie has a dream In Which Elena tries to tell her something important. The dream ends with Elena and the surroundings turning into a horror setting, and Bonnie believesa That in the end she was not speaking to the real Elena. Meredith is not happy at the surprise, and Bonnie tries to console her at least, That the party is not being held on her real birthday, May 30th Meredith responds That her real birthday is June 6 but her parents gave up celebrating that day because June 6 That was the day Meredith's grandfather went insane from a vampire attack and tried to kill both Meredith and her grandmother. Bonnie tries to reach Elena with the other girls using a Ouija board. When Vickie goes to get the board from the closet, she feels someone grab her. When the other girls investigate, they find nothing there. Bonnie is able to reach Elena, who warns them That a new evil is coming to Fell's Church and they need help to fight it. The message ends abruptly and the lights go out. When the girls try to fumble Their Way to the door to escape the house, Bonnie feels a large touch her sweaty hand. She screams, and the girls separate in panic. Vickie Sue and run upstairs, Caroline runs outside, and Bonnie and Meredith hide in the living room behind a chair. Bonnie Sue hears scream upstairs "Vickie! Vickie! No! "Then she hears glass breaking. She and Meredith go upstairs. The lights come on, and they find Vickie in a state of shock in the bedroom. Sue has fallen out of the window and is lying dead with a broken neck below. Bonnie and Meredith unsuccessfully try to persuade the Fell's Church Authorities and the supernatural That force has arrived. When they can not do so, they attempt to persuade the other high school students to join in Their fight against the new evil. Caroline says she is afraid and going to stay with her ​​family in Herron. Tyler Smallwood tells her story Bonnie That is not credible because she was hiding in the living room and not able to see what really happened. Only Matt is willing to side with Bonnie and Meredith, and Matt Appears to be depressed to the point of indifference to everything. That Bonnie Tyler suspects was the owner of the large sweaty Hand That grabbed her, in part because Tyler had no way of knowing That she was hiding in the living room during the attack unless he had been there, but Meredith dismisses the Possibility of Tyler being The killer on the ground That Tyler is too stupid to organize the attack.

Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt decode Elena's dream-message to That mean they need to use blood and hair to summon Stefan Salvatore to fight the new evil. They Obtain dried blood and hair from the crypt where Stefan and his brother Damon Salvatore Katherine fought. Bonnie uses the blood and hair in a spell where she Reaches out to Stefan. Just before Bonnie's message arrives, Stefan is in Florence, Italy, having an argument with Damon. Damon has picked up a one-night stand named Rachael, Damon and Stefan berates his moral failings for drinking human blood in, especially from unwilling human girls. Damon responds with the new hotel only realities are pleasure and power and That Should Stefan join the winning side. Stefan Damon retorts That is choosing girls who remind him of Elena. Bonnie's psychic message arrives abruptly, leaving Stefan with the knowledge That Elena wants him to return to Fell's Church. Stefan returns promptly to Fell's Church, Accompanied by Damon. They join with Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith at the barn owned by Mrs.. Flowers . When Bonnie asks why Damon came, Damon responds That they mixed up some of his hair with Stefan's and so he, too, was Summoned by Bonnie's spell. Bonnie and Meredith tell Stefan and Damon what happened and ask for help. Stefan asks Bonnie agrees but to contact Elena for him and let him ride along psychically So that he can see Elena once more. Bonnie refuses, saying That the new evil is too powerful and dangerous. Meredith comments That it's odd That yet another supernatural evil has arrived, and Stefan explains That evil is attracted to Fell's Church because blood soaked into the ground during a Civil War battle. Matt agrees That there are many soldiers' graves in the woods. Mrs. Flowers enters and hands grape juice and cookies to the humans around. She offers to let Stefan stay in his old room, and she warns them all that they have Their work cut out for them. Whether Mrs. Everyone wonders. Flowers is just a daffy old woman or something more. Stefan organizes the fight by suggesting an interview with Vickie. While Damon controls her parents' minds to Prevent interruptions, Stefan Vickie persuades him to invite al. He then hypnotizes Vickie, who tells him That Sue was thrown out the window by a tall blond man with blue eyes. Certain Vickie is the man will come for her and kill her next. Her belief is reinforced in the next few minutes while objects in her room start to move, lightning cuts through the sky, and the words "Goodnight, Sweetheart" Appear written on her mirror with lipstick. Stefan gives Vickie Vervain to help her resist the man's influence and promises That they will all keep watch over her. The others realize That Stefan believesa Sue's killer is a vampire. After delegating to watch over Damon Vickie first, Stefan heads to the funeral home to Examine Sue's corpse. He finds a slash on her chest That he believesa significant. Matt comments that Bonnie That there seems to be no point to Their fighting because there is always more evil in the world. Returning to Vickie's house to take over the watch, Stefan tries but fails to reach Elena psychically. He believesa that "tall, blond man with blue eyes," he sounds like someone has heard about, but he can not identify the memory.

The next evening, Stefan and Matt head to the public library So that Stefan can read Honoria Fell's journal, he hopes Which contains information That will confirm a theory he's come up with. Bonnie and Meredith are left to guard Vickie. At the library, Matt tells Stefan about his despair at the endless presence of evil in the world. Stephen expresses his philosophy: it does not matter if evil is never going to be defeated Permanently: you just have to go on trying. This philosophy is persuasive to Matt and his depression Causes to disappear Permanently. While Stefan lingers to find a book by Gervase of Tilsbury, Matt heads back to help Bonnie and Meredith guard Vickie. He arrives to find Meredith and Bonnie asleep succumbing to Damon's seductions. Matt Bonnie orders back to the car where she will be safe and confronts Damon. Matt Damon shows That he could kill him if he wanted to, but when Matt holds companies and refuses to run, Damon shows him respect. Matt Damon tells That he's a murderer because he killed Mr. Tanner , but Damon says he killed Mr. Only after Mr. Tanner. Tanner stabbed him with a knife. Stefan then comes up with a plan with the new hotel rest follow. Meredith and Bonnie stage a loud argument during graduation. Meredith says she will go alone to Elena's grave that night to lay a flower there. Their argument is overheard by the party Intended to overhear it: Tyler Smallwood, who shows up and changes into a werewolf to attack Meredith. Stefan, Matt, and Bonnie are waiting for Tyler, though, and they Appear and tie him up. They lead him to the ruined church and threaten to amputate a limb, Which will have the effect of destroying his werewolf abilities, unless he tells them what he knows. That explains Stefan That he knows the killer cut Sue's chest to let Tyler drink her blood. The blood Initiated Tyler into his hereditary powers as a werewolf. Because Jacob Smallwood, a town founder and contemporary of Honoria Fell, was bitten by a werewolf, all his male descendents were similarly infected. Tyler refuses to admit any Involvement until Stefan feints with the ax. Hysterical with terror, Tyler tells them That the killer is an Old One, an Original vampire, who can not be killed and can only be injured by one type of wood. Tyler does not know what type. He also says That the killer plans an attack on Vickie that night. Stefan and the others abandon Tyler and race to Vickie's house, where they'd left on guard Damon. Damon is there, but Vickie is dead. Because of the blood gushed everywhere That in her bedroom, she believesa everyone went mad with guilt over having killed Sue and stabbed herself with a pair of scissors. Damon blames Stefan for not having stopped the Old One. Damon says the Old One was unstoppable. That insinuates After Stefan enjoyed watching Damon, Damon, Stefan hits. Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith break up the fight. Damon leaves, saying he'll kill Stefan That if Stefan comes after him. When Stefan and the others return to where they left Tyler, he is nowhere to be seen.

Instead of going home, Bonnie visits Stefan's room. She is afraid of his mood swings and hopes That if she offers to let him see Elena, he'll settle down. When she finds Elena in a vision, though, Stefan and Elena have only a few minutes together before the Old One shows up and begins to control Bonnie's mind. The Old One identifies himself as Klaus, the vampire who turned Katherine. He destroys Elena's appearance to hurt both her and Stefan, but Stefan refuses to turn away from his beloved and uses his own Powers to restore her appearance. Before Klaus destroys Bonnie's dream-vision, Elena tells Stefan that one of Klaus' victims will know how to defeat him. Stefan is planning to go to Europe to hunt for a victim when Bonnie realizes Klaus That is probably the vampire who attacked Meredith's grandfather. They all plan a trip to the mental institution where he is housed. Meredith's grandfather is insane but able to tell them That white ash wood is Klaus' weakness. When Stefan and the others return, they make a spear of white ash wood. They then learn That Klaus has kidnapped Caroline and will kill her that night-the night of the summer solstice - unless Stefan comes alone to the old Francher place in the woods to fight him. Bonnie, Meredith, Matt and Stefan refuse to let it alone, but Stefan walks off and threatens to kill them if they follow. Naturally, they follow anyway, though they try not to be seen. A confrontation occurs in the woods, with Klaus and Tyler fighting Stefan, Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt. Caroline is rescued. Bonnie Tyler knocks unconscious, but only after Tyler rakes Meredith's leg to the bone and gives Matt a concussion. Klaus Stefan stabs multiple times to kill him slowly. Damon shows up and throws his own spear at Klaus, distracting him. Damon and Bonnie try to help Stefan, who is too badly wounded to save. Stefan asks Damon to promise to save the others, and Damon agrees when he can find no way to save Stefan's life. The promise is made moot when Klaus reappears and hits Damon with lightning, knocking him unconscious. Klaus is about to kill Bonnie, who is vainly trying to shelter Stefan with her body, when Bonnie suddenly calls upon Elena. Elena's Ghost Appears, along with the ghosts of the Civil War soldiers. The soldiers seize Klaus and carry him away. Tyler Fleece. Elena offers to heal Stefan, who Decides he wants to live in order to go on trying it for good in the world. Elena's ghost then kisses all the wounded to heal them. Then midnight arrives, and with it Elena's time as a guardian spirit is up. She is being drawn away to her final reward when Stefan screams her name in agony at Their separation. Elena is suddenly restored to human life and deposited naked on the ground. The girls rush to offer her Their clothes. Elena and Stefan joyfully reunite and embrace, and the others embrace Elena as well. The only exception is Damon, who stands apart and says he is not like the others. Matt says that Damon is not that different, that he voluntarily came to Fell's Church to help them, and killed Mr. Tanner in self-defense. That Damon also admits he did not rescue Vickie from Klaus because he had not been able to enter Vickie's house without an invitation. Although Damon has now been exculpated from every major sin attributed to him, he continues to refuse to join the others. After giving Elena his leather jacket, he walks away into the woods.

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[[folder: Dark Reunion/The Reunion (Book IV)]]

In early June, six months after the death of Elena Gilbert , Caroline Forbes arranges a surprise birthday party for Meredith Sulez on June 6th The other guests are Bonnie McCullough , Sue Carson , and Vickie Bennett . Vickie is now over the emotional distress and seeming insanity Inflicted upon her by Katherine von Swartzschild , but she remains nervous and passive. Shortly before the party, Bonnie has a dream In Which Elena tries to tell her something important. The dream ends with Elena and the surroundings turning into a horror setting, and Bonnie believesa That in the end she was not speaking to the real Elena. Meredith is not happy at the surprise, and Bonnie tries to console her at least, That the party is not being held on her real birthday, May 30th Meredith responds That her real birthday is June 6 but her parents gave up celebrating that day because June 6 That was the day Meredith's grandfather went insane from a vampire attack and tried to kill both Meredith and her grandmother. Bonnie tries to reach Elena with the other girls using a Ouija board. When Vickie goes to get the board from the closet, she feels someone grab her. When the other girls investigate, they find nothing there. Bonnie is able to reach Elena, who warns them That a new evil is coming to Fell's Church and they need help to fight it. The message ends abruptly and the lights go out. When the girls try to fumble Their Way to the door to escape the house, Bonnie feels a large touch her sweaty hand. She screams, and the girls separate in panic. Vickie Sue and run upstairs, Caroline runs outside, and Bonnie and Meredith hide in the living room behind a chair. Bonnie Sue hears scream upstairs "Vickie! Vickie! No! "Then she hears glass breaking. She and Meredith go upstairs. The lights come on, and they find Vickie in a state of shock in the bedroom. Sue has fallen out of the window and is lying dead with a broken neck below. Bonnie and Meredith unsuccessfully try to persuade the Fell's Church Authorities and the supernatural That force has arrived. When they can not do so, they attempt to persuade the other high school students to join in Their fight against the new evil. Caroline says she is afraid and going to stay with her ​​family in Herron. Tyler Smallwood tells her story Bonnie That is not credible because she was hiding in the living room and not able to see what really happened. Only Matt is willing to side with Bonnie and Meredith, and Matt Appears to be depressed to the point of indifference to everything. That Bonnie Tyler suspects was the owner of the large sweaty Hand That grabbed her, in part because Tyler had no way of knowing That she was hiding in the living room during the attack unless he had been there, but Meredith dismisses the Possibility of Tyler being The killer on the ground That Tyler is too stupid to organize the attack.

Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt decode Elena's dream-message to That mean they need to use blood and hair to summon Stefan Salvatore to fight the new evil. They Obtain dried blood and hair from the crypt where Stefan and his brother Damon Salvatore Katherine fought. Bonnie uses the blood and hair in a spell where she Reaches out to Stefan. Just before Bonnie's message arrives, Stefan is in Florence, Italy, having an argument with Damon. Damon has picked up a one-night stand named Rachael, Damon and Stefan berates his moral failings for drinking human blood in, especially from unwilling human girls. Damon responds with the new hotel only realities are pleasure and power and That Should Stefan join the winning side. Stefan Damon retorts That is choosing girls who remind him of Elena. Bonnie's psychic message arrives abruptly, leaving Stefan
Season Four]]

Season Four begins
with the knowledge That that everything is in transition. Elena wants him to return to Fell's Church. Stefan returns promptly to Fell's Church, Accompanied by Damon. They join with Matt, Bonnie, faces her worst nightmare when she awakens after the accident and Meredith at finds she must now endure the barn owned by Mrs.. Flowers . When Bonnie asks why Damon came, Damon responds That they mixed up some of his hair with Stefan's and so he, too, was Summoned by Bonnie's spell. Bonnie and Meredith tell terrifying transition to become a vampire – or face certain death. Stefan and Damon what are torn even further apart over how to help Elena adjust to a life she never wanted, and everyone has to cope with the chaos Alaric created when he outed the vampires and their supporters to the Mystic Falls Council and local church leaders. Despite everything that has happened and ask for help. Stefan asks Bonnie agrees but to contact them, as Elena for him and let him ride along psychically So her friends enter into the final stretch of high school before graduation sends them off on different paths, they feel the bond to their home town of Mystic Falls take on a deeper meaning when a new mysterious villain is introduced who seems intent on destroying it.

* The chapters of Season Four include:
** '''Chapter I: The Transition Chapter (Ep. 401-402):''' This chapter also wraps up/coincide with the bloodline chapter from season 3. This chapter focuses on Elena's transition into a vampire and all the things
that he can see Elena once more. Bonnie refuses, saying That she has to look forward to now that she is one for instance the newly reformed Town Council whose mission is to clean the town of vampires and anyone else who they feel is threatening their town. The main antagonists of this chapter are Pastor Young and Connor Jordan.
** '''Chapter II: The Hunter Chapter (Ep. 403-409):''' This chapter deals with a
new evil is too powerful and dangerous. Meredith comments That it's odd That yet another threat that has arrived in the town of Mystic Falls; The supernatural evil hunter known as Connor has arrived, and Stefan explains That evil is attracted arrived to Fell's Church because blood soaked into rid the ground during a Civil War battle. Matt agrees That there are many soldiers' graves in the woods. Mrs. Flowers enters and hands grape juice and cookies to the humans around. She offers to let Stefan stay in his old room, and she warns them all that they have Their work cut out for them. Whether Mrs. Everyone wonders. Flowers is just a daffy old woman or something more. Stefan organizes the fight by suggesting an interview with Vickie. While Damon controls her parents' minds to Prevent interruptions, Stefan Vickie persuades him to invite al. He then hypnotizes Vickie, who tells him That Sue was thrown out the window by a tall blond man with blue eyes. Certain Vickie is the man will come for her and kill her next. Her belief is reinforced in the next few minutes while objects in her room start to move, lightning cuts through the sky, and the words "Goodnight, Sweetheart" Appear written on her mirror with lipstick. Stefan gives Vickie Vervain to help her resist the man's influence and promises That they will all keep watch over her. The others realize That Stefan believesa Sue's killer is a vampire. After delegating to watch over Damon Vickie first, Stefan heads to the funeral home to Examine Sue's corpse. He finds a slash on her chest That he believesa significant. Matt comments that Bonnie That there seems to be no point to Their fighting because there is always more evil in the world. Returning to Vickie's house to take over the watch, Stefan tries but fails to reach Elena psychically. He believesa that "tall, blond man with blue eyes," he sounds like someone has heard about, but he can not identify the memory.

The next evening, Stefan and Matt head to the public library So that Stefan can read Honoria Fell's journal, he hopes Which contains information That will confirm a theory he's come up with. Bonnie and Meredith are left to guard Vickie. At the library, Matt tells Stefan about his despair at the endless presence of evil in the world. Stephen expresses his philosophy: it does not matter if evil is never going to be defeated Permanently: you just have to go on trying. This philosophy is persuasive to Matt and his depression Causes to disappear Permanently. While Stefan lingers to find a book by Gervase of Tilsbury, Matt heads back to help Bonnie and Meredith guard Vickie. He arrives to find Meredith and Bonnie asleep succumbing to Damon's seductions. Matt Bonnie orders back to the car where she will be safe and confronts Damon. Matt Damon shows That he could kill him if he wanted to, but when Matt holds companies and refuses to run, Damon shows him respect. Matt Damon tells That he's a murderer because he killed Mr. Tanner , but Damon says he killed Mr. Only after Mr. Tanner. Tanner stabbed him with a knife. Stefan then comes up with a plan with the new hotel rest follow. Meredith and Bonnie stage a loud argument during graduation. Meredith says she will go alone to Elena's grave that night to lay a flower there. Their argument is overheard by the party Intended to overhear it: Tyler Smallwood, who shows up and changes into a werewolf to attack Meredith. Stefan, Matt, and Bonnie are waiting for Tyler, though, and they Appear and tie him up. They lead him to the ruined church and threaten to amputate a limb, Which will have the effect of destroying his werewolf abilities, unless he tells them what he knows. That explains Stefan That he knows the killer cut Sue's chest to let Tyler drink her blood. The blood Initiated Tyler into his hereditary powers as a werewolf. Because Jacob Smallwood, a
town founder and contemporary of Honoria Fell, was bitten by a werewolf, all his male descendents were similarly infected. Tyler refuses to admit any Involvement until Stefan feints with the ax. Hysterical with terror, Tyler tells them That the killer is an Old One, an Original vampire, who can not be killed and can only be injured by one type of wood. Tyler does not know what type. He also says That the killer plans an attack on Vickie that night. Stefan and the others abandon Tyler and race to Vickie's house, where they'd left on guard Damon. Damon is there, but Vickie is dead. Because of the blood gushed everywhere That in her bedroom, she believesa everyone went mad with guilt over having killed Sue and stabbed herself with a pair of scissors. Damon blames Stefan for not having stopped the Old One. Damon says the Old One was unstoppable. That insinuates After Stefan enjoyed watching Damon, Damon, Stefan hits. Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith break up the fight. Damon leaves, saying he'll kill Stefan That if Stefan comes after him. When Stefan and the others return to where they left Tyler, he is nowhere to be seen.

Instead of going home, Bonnie visits Stefan's room. She is afraid of his mood swings and hopes That if she offers to let him see Elena, he'll settle down. When she finds Elena in a vision, though, Stefan and Elena have only a few minutes together before the Old One shows up and begins to control Bonnie's mind. The Old One identifies himself as Klaus, the vampire who turned Katherine. He destroys Elena's appearance to hurt both her and Stefan, but Stefan refuses to turn away from his beloved and uses his own Powers to restore her appearance. Before Klaus destroys Bonnie's dream-vision, Elena tells Stefan that one of Klaus' victims will know how to defeat him. Stefan is planning to go to Europe to hunt for a victim when Bonnie realizes Klaus That is probably the vampire who attacked Meredith's grandfather. They all plan a trip to the mental institution where he is housed. Meredith's grandfather is insane but able to tell them That white ash wood is Klaus' weakness. When Stefan and the others return, they make a spear of white ash wood. They then learn That Klaus has kidnapped Caroline and will kill her that night-the night of the summer solstice - unless Stefan comes alone to the old Francher place in the woods to fight him. Bonnie, Meredith, Matt and Stefan refuse to let it alone, but Stefan walks off and threatens to kill them if they follow. Naturally, they follow anyway, though they try not to be seen. A confrontation occurs in the woods, with Klaus and Tyler fighting Stefan, Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt. Caroline is rescued. Bonnie Tyler knocks unconscious, but only after Tyler rakes Meredith's leg to the bone and gives Matt a concussion. Klaus Stefan stabs multiple times to kill him slowly. Damon shows up and throws his own spear at Klaus, distracting him. Damon and Bonnie try to help Stefan, who is too badly wounded to save. Stefan asks Damon to promise to save the others, and Damon agrees when he can find no way to save Stefan's life. The promise is made moot when Klaus reappears and hits Damon with lightning, knocking him unconscious. Klaus is about to kill Bonnie, who is vainly trying to shelter Stefan with her body, when Bonnie suddenly calls upon Elena. Elena's Ghost Appears, along with the ghosts of the Civil War soldiers. The soldiers seize Klaus and carry him away. Tyler Fleece. Elena offers to heal Stefan, who Decides he wants to live in order to go on trying it for good in the world. Elena's ghost then kisses
all the wounded to heal them. Then midnight arrives, vampires and hybrids bringing with it Elena's time him two main things, a new origin as a guardian spirit is up. She is being drawn away one of the member of the thought to her final reward when Stefan screams her name in agony at Their separation. Elena is suddenly restored to human life be extinct Brother Hood of The Five and deposited naked on the ground. The girls rush to offer her Their clothes. Elena and Stefan joyfully reunite and embrace, and the others embrace Elena as well. The only exception is Damon, who stands apart and says he is not like the others. Matt says that Damon is not that different, that he voluntarily came to Fell's Church to help them, and killed Mr. Tanner in self-defense. That Damon also admits he did not rescue Vickie from Klaus because he had not been able to enter Vickie's house without an invitation. Although Damon has now been exculpated from every major sin attributed to him, he continues to refuse to join the others. After giving Elena his leather jacket, he walks away into the woods.key to revealing a cure for vampirism. The main antagonists of this chapter are Connor Jordan, Rebekah Mikaelson, Niklaus Mikaelson, Atticus Shane and Hayley.
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[[folder: The Return: Nightfall (Book V)]]

One week after Elena has come back from the dead, she is in a childlike state, unable to read and almost completely unable to speak. Her understanding is impaired but not completely absent. Because of Elena's seeming impairments, her beloved Stefan Salvatore is protecting her from her best friends: Meredith Sulez, Bonnie McCullough, Matt Honeycutt and Caroline Forbes. That although he feels it is wrong to drink Elena's blood when she is unable to give reasoned consent, Elena makes gestures to insist That he drink, and Stefan does. Damon Salvatore watches outside Caroline's window as Caroline talks to an independent image of herself. Damon believesa the mirror-Caroline to be a supernatural evil force That is playing some sort of trick on Caroline. He feels a sharp puncture on his neck while he watches, Which surprises him not because mosquitoes bite into vampires. After the mirror-Caroline goes away, Damon persuades Caroline to let him into her bedroom. He is about to bite her when he realizes he is being That is the so Influenced by something, probably the supernatural evil force creating the mirror-Caroline. He rejects it and leaves. Afterwards, he goes around the town of Fell's Church and biting seducing young women and shoplifting. He does not have sex with them because, as a vampire, he is impotent. Vampires only enjoy Bloodlust and its satisfaction. Damon visits Stefan and Elena, beats up Stefan and drinks his blood, and demands the return of the leather jacket he gave Elena. Stefan allows Elena's friends to visit her. Suspicious of Caroline, who claims to have been raped by Klaus, Meredith and Bonnie require her to sign a blood oath That she will not hurt Elena, and they threaten to tell her sorority sisters future if she betrays Elena or Stefan. A Crow Appears and vomits blood on the paper they all sign. The blood-vomit is in gothic script and reads: "Elena is mine. -D." When the four humans show up at Stefan's room in the boarding house owned by Mrs. Flowers , Elena is floating in a lotus position and Exuding sheer goodness. Elena does not Recognize any of them. She kisses Caroline, who is upset by Elena's apparent lesbianism. That explains Elena Meredith is behaving like a prairie dog, prairie dogs as they kiss another when they meet one another to Recognize. Caroline rejects this explanation. Bonnie thinks Elena is pure and can not be a Therefore pervert the way Caroline thinks. Elena kisses Meredith and Bonnie. Caroline, who is increasingly upset, says Stefan likes to watch girls kissing. Stefan uses his Caroline Powers to eject from the room. The others say negative things about Caroline, who overhears and reenters. Caroline starts to use Black Magic to attack the others, but Elena drives back the darkness with her White Power. She Develops wings That glow, but then they disappear. Caroline leaves, Matt and Elena kisses while Bonnie and Meredith distract Stefan So that he will not have to watch his Fiancé kiss another man.
Meanwhile, Damon seduces a woman named Damaris, who he does not like, and drinks her blood. When he leaves her, he may have turned her into a vampire. He does not know or care, but thinks her Vampirism may be amusing when her husband finds her. Bonnie and Meredith have a sleepover together. In the middle of the night, Bonnie gets up and, in trance, starts to channel an entity speaking backward Angielski. She records it on Meredith's cell phone. Meredith transcribes the recording. That Elena warns it will have an Awakening That they should be prepared for. The next day, Stefan says That he is going to leave Fell's Church with Elena because her reanimation has made her blood too attractive to vampires, who are attracted to Fell's Church anyway because there ley lines cross. Bonnie is upset by the proposed departure. As Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt drive home from the boarding house, they are surrounded and attacked by ambulatory trees, Which poison the three humans with Their sap. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to call to Damon for help, but even though he is nearby, he does not respond at first. When he does respond, he Decides to save the nearly-dead Bonnie. Returning to the boarding house with her, he nearly runs into Stefan, who is driving with the floating Elena tethered to his car like a balloon. Damon realizes Stefan That is actually a super-powered because he has been drinking Elena's spiritually super-charged blood, and he was letting Damon beat him up before in order to Conceal the power of Elena's blood. Stefan volunteers to save Meredith and Matt Damon while cares for Bonnie. Bonnie Damon Rescues by partially undressing her, floating her in a bath of warm water, and then feeding her his blood. Meredith, now fully Recovered, threatens him if she finds he has removed Bonnie's panties. Finding That he did not to so, she and the others relent. Bonnie, HOWEVER, wakes up and accuses Damon of watching while the trees attempted to kill them all. The others reject Damon, who leaves in spite of Elena's incoherent That request he stay. Stefan and Elena float in the forest together, kissing and drinking one another's blood, while unbeknownst to them Damon watches jealously from a tree. Damon then discovers the presence of another person, Shinichi, who seems to have supernatural powers.

The next morning, Elena wakes up able to speak. She and Stefan engage in kissing and possibly sexual intercourse. Stefan then buys her a Jaguar. She and Stefan then go for a celebration picnic with Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. During the picnic, Matt tells them with the new hotel fifteen-year-old Tami Bryce kissed him and rubbed up against him, and he can not understand That why. Elena tells the others That she saw a monster inside Damon Tentacled the day before. That when she says Damon ignored Bonnie, he was being Influenced by a supernatural evil termed a Malach . The others agree and Malach That may have been affecting Tami And that they will mount a campaign to save the girls of Fell's Church from the new evil. Meanwhile, Shinichi, now Identified as a kitsune , and Damon are watching unseen. That Damon says he does not want "his" girls-Bonnie and Elena - hurt. Shinichi puts Damon in a trance and encourages the Malach inside Damon to grow larger and stronger. Damon tells Stefan That there is a website Referring to an organization, the Shi no Shi, that vampires can turn to humans. Stefan is suspicious but agrees to visit Damon in the woods at a Particular time to learn more about it. He leaves a note on the computer for Elena and sneaks off while she sleeps. Damon changes the note to read that Stefan has Decided to leave Elena for her own good. Elena wakes and believesa That she has been abandoned by Stefan. She Decides to find Stefan with the help of her friends. During a sleepover with Bonnie and Meredith, Elena Decides That this is the Awakening Referred to in Bonnie's channeled message. Meanwhile, Matt is attacked by malachs on the way back from the boarding house. The next day, Matt returns to the boarding house, where Mrs. Flowers reveals herself to be a witch and binds Matt's wounds. Matt has two unexplained punctures on his neck, Which everyone dismisses. The sheriff calls the boarding house to warn Matt That he is a suspect for the removal of stop signs from Intersections. Matt denies the charge.

Meredith and Bonnie set out to visit Caroline to see if she is Malach-infested. Caroline is scuttling on the ceiling of her living room like a lizard, and she runs under the bed in her mother's room. When Caroline's mother faints, Meredith and Bonnie carry her to her bedroom and deposit her on the bed. The possessed Caroline, or some other force, grabs Their Ankles. Bonnie calls Damon to help. Damon arrives, frees Bonnie and Meredith, Bonnie kisses, and leaves. Matt and Elena visit Tami, who has super-glued a homemade stripper outfit onto herself. She makes sexual Overtures to Matt, who is horrified. Matt and Elena then head toward the Old Wood for further Investigations, while Bonnie and Meredith head to the house of a friend Isobel Saitou . Isobel has mutilated herself, and Dr.. Alpert thinks she should go to the hospital. All set out, but Meredith and Bonnie leave to find Mrs. Flowers. In the Old Woods, Matt Damon and Elena encounter, who orders them to kiss and then have sex while he films them with a video camera. Elena at first tries to Cooperate, but Matt objects and is tortured by Damon. Elena Damon Decides That is not acting like himself. She attempts to rescue Matt Damon persuading it to drive away. HOWEVER, she leaps out of the speeding car, hoping to make her way on foot to a nearby house. She is badly injured by her jump, HOWEVER, and she can not find the house because she is caught in a trap snowglobe designed by Shinichi. Damon suddenly comes to himself with vague memories of hurting Elena. He finds Shinichi and threatens to torture him. Shinichi reveals Elena's location and how to cure her injuries, and he leaves with a kitsune Damon That key will magically open any door. Damon Creates a door to whatever room he finds Elena Necessary to heal. Being in a spot not covered by the rules governing his fairytale ability to tell her the truth, Damon confesses to her That he and Shinichi kidnapped Stefan And that Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao , who are kitsunes evil plan to destroy Fell's Church. The kitsunes are the ones behind the Malach, the ambulatory trees, and the sexually precocious and self-mutilating girls. Damon also drinks Elena's blood and realizes That it has amazing powers, Including the power to restore a vampire's sexual potency. Damon's possession returns, HOWEVER, and he attacks Elena, who Fleece with the key through a series of doors. At last, she directs the key to open the door to taking her someplace the kitsune can not see. When Damon chases her to this place, Elena finds herself within a power she identifies as Wings of Redemption. Rainbow-colored wings open on her back and enfold her and Damon, who screams as he is redeemed from all his sins. He also forgets everything, so Elena opens up her violet-blue Wings of Remembrance, Which allow him to remember. That Damon realizes he has been possessed by Shinichi And that he'd been playing the villain, and he calls himself an abomination, kisses Elena's foot, and vows to be her slave. Elena then opens up her white Wings of Purification. Still with the wings open, she Causes Damon to lie face-down on her lap and uses her fingernails to pull the Malach out of his spine. The Malach had originally Entered via the puncture in Damon's neck at that Damon mistook for a mosquito at the beginning of the book. Damon stands up and stomps on the Malach to kill it. Damon and Elena then concoct a plan to defeat Shinichi and Misao. First, HOWEVER, Elena makes a side trip to visit Stefan, who is imprisoned in a dungeon in a hell dimension. She makes him drink her blood to regain some of her strength.

Meanwhile, Matt has woken up. Tracking Elena, he ends up at the house she was trying to reach. There another girl, Kristen Dunstan , makes sexual Overtures to him. He continues into the woods and finally runs across Meredith, Bonnie, and Mrs.. Flowers. The four then encounter Isobel and Dr. Alpert. They reach the boarding house, but possessed other girls attack. Appears Damon, and then two of the group are revealed to be Shinichi and Misao, who have been playing with them all along. Damon, Shinichi, and also Dr. Misao. Alpert, Mrs.. Flowers, Matt, Meredith, and Bonnie prisoner. Caroline is also present as one of the helpers of Shinichi and Misao. Elena watches hidden from the trees and wonders if Damon has betrayed her while the others are herded into a clearing. Bonnie is tied spread-eagled to a makeshift altar to the ambulatory trees, and another walking tree with a penis approaches her. Damon magically summons a pair of scissors to cut out Meredith's tongue. Elena hesitates, filled with doubt, but then she realizes That the solution to the situation is belief. She jumps off the tree where she has been hiding and, because she has belief, she Develops a pair of golden wings, called Wings of the Wind, that enable her to fly. She seizes Misao and the scissors, and flies upward. Misao is heavy and Elena falters, but everyone calls out That they believe in her, and she flies higher. She starts to cut Misao's tails off to diminish Misao's power. Damon summons a magic sword and cuts Bonnie free. Misao begs for mercy and Elena finally gives clues where to find the magic key That will release Stefan. Shinichi agrees to give Damon a psychic map if Damon surrenders his memories of the last few days to him. Damon agrees even though losing his memories involves losing his redemption. Elena opens the Wings of Purification again and purifies the Old Woods, turning it into a place where flowers grow and removing the ambulatory trees. The good guys then let Shinichi and Misao him, but not before Misao admits to pretending to be Shinichi pretending to be the mirror-Caroline. Caroline says she is pregnant and needs a husband. The next day, Caroline INFORMS her family and the sheriff That she is pregnant and Matt is Responsible. A judge related to Caroline's family signs an order for Matt's arrest. Thus joins Matt Damon and Elena in Their quest to find and rescue Stefan. Damon refers to Elena as his 'Princess of Darkness', as he intends to win her away from Stefan. Here the first book of the Return trilogy ends.

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[[folder: The Return: Nightfall (Book V)]]

One week after
Elena has come back from the dead, she is in a childlike state, unable to read and almost completely unable to speak. Her understanding is impaired but not completely absent. Because of Elena's seeming impairments, her beloved Stefan Salvatore is protecting her from her best friends: Meredith Sulez, Bonnie McCullough, Matt Honeycutt and Caroline Forbes. That although he feels it is wrong to drink Elena's blood when she is unable to give reasoned consent, Elena makes gestures to insist That he drink, and Stefan does. Damon Salvatore watches outside Caroline's window as Caroline talks to an independent image of herself. Damon believesa the mirror-Caroline to be a supernatural evil force That is playing some sort of trick on Caroline. He feels a sharp puncture on his neck while he watches, Which surprises him not because mosquitoes bite into vampires. After the mirror-Caroline goes away, Damon persuades Caroline to let him into her bedroom. He is about to bite her when he realizes he is being That is the so Influenced by something, probably the supernatural evil force creating the mirror-Caroline. He rejects it and leaves. Afterwards, he goes around the town of Fell's Church and biting seducing young women and shoplifting. He does not have sex with them because, as a vampire, he is impotent. Vampires only enjoy Bloodlust and its satisfaction. Damon visits Stefan and Elena, beats up Stefan and drinks his blood, and demands the return of the leather jacket he gave Elena. Stefan allows Elena's friends to visit her. Suspicious of Caroline, who claims to have been raped by Klaus, Meredith and Bonnie require her to sign a blood oath That she will not hurt Elena, and they threaten to tell her sorority sisters future if she betrays Elena or Stefan. A Crow Appears and vomits blood on the paper they all sign. The blood-vomit is in gothic script and reads: "Elena is mine. -D." When the four humans show up at Stefan's room in the boarding house owned by Mrs. Flowers , Elena is floating in a lotus position and Exuding sheer goodness. Elena does not Recognize any of them. She kisses Caroline, who is upset by Elena's apparent lesbianism. That explains Elena Meredith is behaving like a prairie dog, prairie dogs as they kiss another when they meet one another to Recognize. Caroline rejects this explanation. Bonnie thinks Elena is pure and can not be a Therefore pervert the way Caroline thinks. Elena kisses Meredith and Bonnie. Caroline, who is increasingly upset, says Stefan likes to watch girls kissing. Stefan uses his Caroline Powers to eject from the room. The others say negative things about Caroline, who overhears and reenters. Caroline starts to use Black Magic to attack the others, but Elena drives back the darkness with her White Power. She Develops wings That glow, but then they disappear. Caroline leaves, Matt and Elena kisses while Bonnie and Meredith distract Stefan So that he will not have to watch his Fiancé kiss another man.
Meanwhile, Damon seduces a woman named Damaris, who he does not like, and drinks her blood. When he leaves her, he may have turned her into a vampire. He does not know or care, but thinks her Vampirism may be amusing when her husband finds her. Bonnie and Meredith have a sleepover together. In the middle of the night, Bonnie gets up and, in trance, starts to channel an entity speaking backward Angielski. She records it on Meredith's cell phone. Meredith transcribes the recording. That Elena warns it will have an Awakening That they should be prepared for. The next day, Stefan says That he is going to leave Fell's Church with Elena because her reanimation has made her blood too attractive to vampires, who are attracted to Fell's Church anyway because there ley lines cross. Bonnie is upset by the proposed departure. As Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt drive home from the boarding house, they are surrounded and attacked by ambulatory trees, Which poison the three humans with Their sap. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to call to Damon for help, but even though he is nearby, he does not respond at first. When he does respond, he Decides to save the nearly-dead Bonnie. Returning to the boarding house with her, he nearly runs into Stefan, who is driving with the floating Elena tethered to his car like a balloon. Damon realizes Stefan That is actually a super-powered because he has been drinking Elena's spiritually super-charged blood, and he was letting Damon beat him up before in order to Conceal the power of Elena's blood. Stefan volunteers to save Meredith and Matt Damon while cares for Bonnie. Bonnie Damon Rescues by partially undressing her, floating her in a bath of warm water, and then feeding her his blood. Meredith, now fully Recovered, threatens him if she finds he has removed Bonnie's panties. Finding That he did not to so, she and the others relent. Bonnie, HOWEVER, wakes up and accuses Damon of watching while the trees attempted to kill them all. The others reject Damon, who leaves in spite of Elena's incoherent That request he stay. Stefan and Elena float in the forest together, kissing and drinking one another's blood, while unbeknownst to them Damon watches jealously from a tree. Damon then discovers the presence of another person, Shinichi, who seems to have supernatural powers.

The next morning, Elena wakes up able to speak. She and Stefan engage in kissing and possibly sexual intercourse. Stefan then buys her a Jaguar. She and Stefan then go for a celebration picnic with Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. During the picnic, Matt tells them with the new hotel fifteen-year-old Tami Bryce kissed him and rubbed up against him, and he can not understand That why. Elena tells the others That she saw a monster inside Damon Tentacled the day before. That when she says Damon ignored Bonnie, he was being Influenced by a supernatural evil termed a Malach . The others agree and Malach That may have been affecting Tami And that they will mount a campaign to save the girls of Fell's Church from the new evil. Meanwhile, Shinichi, now Identified as a kitsune , and Damon are watching unseen. That Damon says he does not want "his" girls-Bonnie and Elena - hurt. Shinichi puts Damon in a trance and encourages the Malach inside Damon to grow larger and stronger. Damon tells Stefan That there is a website Referring to an organization, the Shi no Shi, that vampires can turn to humans. Stefan is suspicious but agrees to visit Damon in the woods at a Particular time to learn more about it. He leaves a note on the computer for Elena and sneaks off while she sleeps. Damon changes the note to read that Stefan has Decided to leave Elena for her own good. Elena wakes and believesa That she has been abandoned by Stefan. She Decides to find Stefan with the help of her friends. During a sleepover with Bonnie and Meredith, Elena Decides That this is the Awakening Referred to in Bonnie's channeled message. Meanwhile, Matt is attacked by malachs on the way back from the boarding house. The next day, Matt returns to the boarding house, where Mrs. Flowers reveals herself to be a witch and binds Matt's wounds. Matt has two unexplained punctures on his neck, Which everyone dismisses. The sheriff calls the boarding house to warn Matt That he is a suspect for the removal of stop signs from Intersections. Matt denies the charge.

Meredith and Bonnie set out to visit Caroline to see if she is Malach-infested. Caroline is scuttling on the ceiling of her living room like a lizard, and she runs under the bed in her mother's room. When Caroline's mother faints, Meredith and Bonnie carry her to her bedroom and deposit her on the bed. The possessed Caroline, or some other force, grabs Their Ankles. Bonnie calls Damon to help. Damon arrives, frees Bonnie and Meredith, Bonnie kisses, and leaves. Matt and Elena visit Tami, who has super-glued a homemade stripper outfit onto herself. She makes sexual Overtures to Matt, who is horrified. Matt and Elena then head toward the Old Wood for further Investigations, while Bonnie and Meredith head to the house of a friend Isobel Saitou . Isobel has mutilated herself, and Dr.. Alpert thinks she should go to the hospital. All set out, but Meredith and Bonnie leave to find Mrs. Flowers. In the Old Woods, Matt Damon and Elena encounter, who orders them to kiss and then have sex while he films them with a video camera. Elena at first tries to Cooperate, but Matt objects and is tortured by Damon. Elena Damon Decides That is not acting like himself. She attempts to rescue Matt Damon persuading it to drive away. HOWEVER, she leaps out of the speeding car, hoping to make her way on foot to a nearby house. She is badly injured by her jump, HOWEVER, and she can not find the house because she is caught in a trap snowglobe designed by Shinichi. Damon suddenly comes to himself with vague memories of hurting Elena. He finds Shinichi and threatens to torture him. Shinichi reveals Elena's location and how to cure her injuries, and he leaves with a kitsune Damon That key will magically open any door. Damon Creates a door to whatever room he finds Elena Necessary to heal. Being in a spot not covered by the rules governing his fairytale ability to tell her the truth, Damon confesses to her That he and Shinichi kidnapped Stefan And that Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao , who are kitsunes evil plan to destroy Fell's Church. The kitsunes are the ones behind the Malach, the ambulatory trees, and the sexually precocious and self-mutilating girls. Damon also drinks Elena's blood and realizes That it has amazing powers, Including the power to restore a vampire's sexual potency. Damon's possession returns, HOWEVER, and he attacks Elena, who Fleece with the key through a series of doors. At last, she directs the key to open the door to taking her someplace the kitsune can not see. When Damon chases her to this place, Elena finds herself within a power she identifies as Wings of Redemption. Rainbow-colored wings open on her back and enfold her and Damon, who screams as he is redeemed from all his sins. He also forgets everything, so Elena opens up her violet-blue Wings of Remembrance, Which allow him to remember. That Damon realizes he has been possessed by Shinichi And that he'd been playing the villain, and he calls himself an abomination, kisses Elena's foot, and vows to be her slave. Elena then opens up her white Wings of Purification. Still with the wings open, she Causes Damon to lie face-down on her lap and uses her fingernails to pull the Malach out of his spine. The Malach had originally Entered via the puncture in Damon's neck at that Damon mistook for a mosquito at the beginning of the book. Damon stands up and stomps on the Malach to kill it. Damon and Elena then concoct a plan to defeat Shinichi and Misao. First, HOWEVER, Elena makes a side trip to visit Stefan, who is imprisoned in a dungeon in a hell dimension. She makes him drink her blood to regain some of her strength.

Meanwhile, Matt has woken up. Tracking Elena, he ends up at the house she was trying to reach. There another girl, Kristen Dunstan , makes sexual Overtures to him. He continues into the woods and finally runs across Meredith, Bonnie, and Mrs.. Flowers. The four then encounter Isobel and Dr. Alpert. They reach the boarding house, but possessed other girls attack. Appears Damon, and then two of the group are revealed to be Shinichi and Misao, who have been playing with them all along. Damon, Shinichi, and also Dr. Misao. Alpert, Mrs.. Flowers, Matt, Meredith, and Bonnie prisoner. Caroline is also present as one of the helpers of Shinichi and Misao. Elena watches hidden from the trees and wonders if Damon has betrayed her while the others are herded into a clearing. Bonnie is tied spread-eagled to a makeshift altar to the ambulatory trees, and another walking tree with a penis approaches her. Damon magically summons a pair of scissors to cut out Meredith's tongue. Elena hesitates, filled with doubt, but then she realizes That the solution to the situation is belief. She jumps off the tree where she has been hiding and, because she has belief, she Develops a pair of golden wings, called Wings of the Wind, that enable her to fly. She seizes Misao and the scissors, and flies upward. Misao is heavy and Elena falters, but everyone calls out That they believe in her, and she flies higher. She starts to cut Misao's tails off to diminish Misao's power. Damon summons a magic sword and cuts Bonnie free. Misao begs for mercy and Elena finally gives clues where to find the magic key That will release Stefan. Shinichi agrees to give Damon a psychic map if Damon surrenders his memories of the last few days to him. Damon agrees even though losing his memories involves losing his redemption. Elena opens the Wings of Purification again and purifies the Old Woods, turning it into a place where flowers grow and removing the ambulatory trees. The good guys then let Shinichi and Misao him, but not before Misao admits to pretending to be Shinichi pretending to be the mirror-Caroline. Caroline says she is pregnant and needs a husband. The next day, Caroline INFORMS her family and the sheriff That she is pregnant and Matt is Responsible. A judge related to Caroline's family signs an order for Matt's arrest. Thus joins Matt Damon and Elena in Their quest to find and rescue Stefan. Damon refers to Elena as his 'Princess of Darkness', as he intends to win her away from Stefan. Here the first book of the Return trilogy ends.
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[[folder: The Return: Shadow Souls (Book VI)]]

Damon, with Elena and Matt, allows Stefan into the Dark Dimension to set him free from the prison he has been tricked into. When Matt sees Elena and Damon getting too close, he turns back and sends Bonnie and Meredith to inform Elena about what is happening back home. Bonnie and Meredith join Elena as all three are forced to enter as the property of Damon. Elena and Damon exchange blood many times throughout this book and grow closer and sharing a few passionate kisses. Stefan is imprisoned, and only Elena can free him by finding the hidden halves of the kitsune key to his cell. Back home, Matt is hiding from the law and trying to fight the evil kitsune who are destroying their community. He enlists the help of the local doctor and her nephew, the boarding house owner, and Isobel's grandmother, who was once a priestess, to keep their home together. Elena and Damon go to Stefan's prison and free him. Elena then feeds him her blood. As they leave, a good kitsune gives Elena a bouquet for Stefan. Damon's curiosity gets the better of him, and the flower turns him human with one smell. Stefan and Damon wish that they could switch places with one another: Stefan as a human, and Damon as a vampire.

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!!'''Novels (The Plots)'''

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[[folder: The Return: Shadow Souls Awakening (Book VI)]]

Damon,
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Elena Gilbert starts her senior year of school at Fell’s Church with her friends, Meredith Sulez, Bonnie Mc Cullough, Caroline Forbes, and Matt Honeycutt. Caroline promptly becomes competition
with Elena and Matt, allows for the position of most popular girl. A mysterious, handsome foreign boy named Stefan Salvatore, also enrolls. All of the girls within the entire school want his attention, but Stefan just brushes them off. This deeply shocks Elena, who has never been brushed off by a boy before. Stefan joins the high school football team with Matt and plays the position of wide receiver. Through flashbacks, we learn that Stefan is a vampire who was born in Renaissance Florence. There he fell in love with a German girl, Katherine von Swartzschild, who had been changed into the Dark Dimension a vampire by another vampire, Klaus, when she was ill and dying. Although Stefan hoped to set him free marry Katherine, their romance became complicated when Stefan’s seductive older brother, Damon Salvatore, appeared. Although Katherine told Stefan that she loved him, she also seemed romantically interested in Damon. Katherine was almost an exact double of Elena. Vampires survive in sunlight when they wear lapis lazuli. Katherine has a ring of lapis lazuli and gold. Meanwhile, a number of mysterious and frightening events occur in Fell’s Church. A large crow exhibits un-birdlike behavior. Elena and her friends feel a threatening force that causes them to flee from the prison town’s old cemetery, and Elena loses her hair ribbon in the flight. A homeless man is attacked and partially drained of blood. Stefan experiences fugue states and fears that he has been tricked into. When Matt sees attacking people during them, even though he has no memory of doing so when he awakes. Elena and Damon getting too close, he turns back and sends Bonnie and Meredith devises various schemes to inform Elena about what is happening back home. Bonnie and Meredith join Elena as all three are forced pursue Stefan, but Stefan continues to enter as the property of Damon. Elena and Damon exchange blood many times throughout this book and grow closer and sharing a few passionate kisses. repeatedly avoids her. Stefan is imprisoned, magnetically and only strongly drawn to Elena, she reminds him of his past and first love Katherine, and because of this, he is strongly tempted to drink her blood. Elena can free him by finding finally corners Stefan at the hidden halves of Homecoming Dance. She believes he will be unable to refuse her invitation to dance with her, the kitsune key to his cell. Back home, Matt is hiding from Homecoming Queen. However, Stefan’s date for the law evening is Caroline, who foils Elena’s plan. To show she is not hurt, Elena leaves the dance with Tyler Smallwood and trying to fight the evil kitsune Dick Carter, two boys who are destroying their community. He enlists on the help of football team and who have shown themselves to be hostile to Stefan in the local doctor past. Another girl, Vickie Bennett, goes with them. The four go to the cemetery to deface the funerary statues of Honoria Fell and Thomas Fell. Elena perceives one statue moving and revealing an empty space beneath, but no one else shares her nephew, vision. A drunken Tyler sexually assaults Elena. Stefan appears and rescues Elena by beating up Tyler. Stefan takes her to his room at the boarding house owner, and Isobel's grandmother, who was once a priestess, to keep their home together. so that she can clean up before he drives her home.
Elena confronts Stefan to ask why he’s been avoiding her. His responses are evasive, but they lock hands and Damon go to Stefan's prison and free him. then kiss, at which point Elena then feeds him is completely certain that she’s found her blood. As they leave, a good kitsune gives other half and her romantic destiny. When Stefan drives Elena home, she learns that Vickie has been found wandering on the road, scratched and raving about having been attacked by some supernatural force. To Elena's confusion, Stefan then seems to draw away from her emotionally. The next day Stefan tries to break up with Elena, but she refuses to let him do so. Without his knowing, she opens a bouquet small casket on Stefan’s dresser and finds the hair ribbon she lost when fleeing from the cemetery the first week of school. This convinces her that he has secretly loved her from that time. She writes about the hair ribbon and the romance in her diary, also noting that Stefan still seems to be hiding something from her. Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith plan the school’s Haunted House for Halloween. The lights go off and a seductive college-aged boy enters. He nearly persuades Elena to kiss him despite her love for Stefan. Damon's curiosity gets When she refuses, he says he may finally have found the better of him, girl he’s been looking for. Then he disappears. Elena brings her diary to a slumber party with Meredith and Bonnie. They hold a dumb supper at which Elena invites her future husband to enter Bonnie’s house. She does not see Stefan, but the flower seductive college-aged boy appears. He quotes love poetry and tries to kiss Elena. Elena’s head swims and she nearly succumbs, but she manages to resist. The boy reacts with anger but leaves when Elena asks him to do so. Elena then learns that Bonnie’s dog has unexpectedly died during the dumb supper and that her diary has been stolen. Over the next few weeks, Elena becomes more concerned at how Stefan seems to be drawing subtly away from her and keeping secrets. For example, he is wearing an object on a chain around his neck, hidden underneath his clothing, and he refuses to talk about it. He appears haunted and sad. Elena is determined to bring them back together and persuade Stefan to trust her completely. Because Stefan confronted their European History teacher, Mr. Tanner, on the first day of school and corrected him about how teenagers behaved during the Renaissance, Elena plans to wear a Renaissance ball gown as her Halloween costume. She believes this will overcome Stefan’s resistance to her. Much to her distress, however, Stefan’s reaction to seeing her in the dress is shock.

During the Haunted House, Mr. Tanner is given the role of Bloody Corpse. This requires him to be covered with fake blood with a knife lying nearby; he is supposed to sit up unexpectedly to frighten visitors. When Bonnie leads visitors to see the Bloody Corpse, however, she finds that Mr. Tanner actually is dead and covered with blood. A panic results. Tyler tells everyone that the murderer is probably Stefan Salvatore because the strange violence in Fell’s Church began at the time that Stefan arrived in town. This spurious logic
turns the crowd into a mob. Elena passes a warning to Stefan through Matt, and Stefan flees back to the boarding house to prepare to leave Fell’s Church. Elena follows him human and finds Stefan on the roof of the boarding house with one smell. blood smeared on his lips, his fangs extended, and dead birds at his feet. In her shock, she falls off the roof, but Stefan leaps after her and catches her in mid-descent. Elena is unhurt. Elena demands explanations at last. Stefan tells her he became a vampire when he and Damon both pressed Katherine to marry them. Katherine told them that she would make her choice between them, and that night she came to Stefan’s bed and turned him into a vampire. Stefan believed he had been chosen. The next day, however, she told Stefan and Damon wish that she had gone to both their beds and turned them both into vampires. She gave each a ring and told them she expected they could switch places with one another: would all live happily ever after as a threesome. Stefan as a human, and Damon rejected Katherine’s plan and demanded that she choose between them. Katherine fled in tears. The next day, they found her empty dress in the garden and ashes in the dress. A note nearby told them that she had taken off her lapis lazuli ring to commit suicide and thereby bring the brothers back together. Distraught and blaming one another, Stefan and Damon then dueled with swords. Damon stabbed Stefan through the heart. When Stefan fell and Damon bent over him, Stefan stabbed Damon fatally. Both brothers were thereby locked permanently into their vampiric state. Stefan was buried with Katherine’s ring and beside Damon. When both woke, they separated in fear and confusion. Stefan lived on animal blood in the streets of Florence until Damon, who had become a powerful mercenary soldier, returned and threatened to kill him unless he left. They saw one another intermittently since that time, with Damon invariably threatening to kill Stefan.

Stefan also explains to Elena that vampires have Powers that include the ability to influence and read minds, the ability to turn into animals, and the ability to influence the weather. Damon drinks human blood and so is more Powerful than Stefan, who tries to lead a moral existence by drinking only animal blood. Lapis lazuli protects vampires from sunlight. The mysterious object Stefan wears on a chain around his neck is revealed to be Katherine’s ring. Elena assures a guilt-ridden Stefan that he is not responsible for Katherine’s death or Damon’s. She also persuades Stefan that he is not responsible for the violence in Fell’s Church
as he had feared. She now is able to identify Damon as the seductive college-aged boy who nearly persuaded her to kiss him. Since Damon is in Fell’s Church and is evil, Elena concludes Damon must be responsible for the violence. He has not shown himself because he has been trying to make Stefan blame himself. Stefan finds Elena’s argument convincing. Over Stefan’s objections, Elena then persuades Stefan to drink her blood in order to erase the last boundary between them. After returning Elena to her home, Stefan goes to the woods and uses his Power to call Damon, who appears. Damon admits to killing Mr. Tanner and tells Stefan that he must abandon Elena to Damon, who wants her for himself. Stefan refuses. Damon attacks Stefan and drinks his blood against his will, a vampire.process that is extremely painful. When Damon releases Stefan, Stefan attempts to stagger back to his car but is attacked again from behind, after which he falls unconscious. The next day Elena finds Stefan has disappeared. Furious and certain as to who should be blamed, she goes to the cemetery and shouts Damon’s name to summon him. Here, the book ends.



[[folder: The Return: Midnight (Book VII)]]

Damon is now human. He uses Misao's star ball to reopen the gate to the Dark Dimension and takes Bonnie with him by accident. Damon is then turned back into a vampire by Princess Jessalyn. Bonnie is arrested as a runaway slave and taken to an auction house to be sold. Shinichi buys Bonnie to extract information about Misao's star ball. Since the group has drained Power out of it, Misao is dying. Shinichi throws Bonnie out of a window, but Damon saves her. Meanwhile, in Fell's Church, Matt is arrested for assaulting Caroline, and Stefan, Elena, and Mrs. Flowers go to court to get him out. They bring in Saber, a hell hound Sage left to protect them. Caroline changes into a werewolf at the sight of him. The officials at the court turn into werewolves as well. When Matt is free, Stefan and Elena go into the Dark Dimension and find their friends. The four then travel to the Nether World in search of the largest star ball ever made in hopes that it will save their town. Sage is the guardian of the Gate where the treasures are, including the star ball. He lets the group visit one of the seven gateways. During the journey, Shinichi and Misao die, and Mrs. Flowers changes into a younger version of herself. Meredith discovers that she has a twin brother named Cristian, and Klaus took him when they were three years old. She also tells the group that she is a hunter-slayer and a new type of vampire with small fangs. The kitsune are working for Inari, Isobel's grandmother. She is the most powerful Kitsune in the world, and the star ball is hers. In the Nether World, on the smallest moon, the group finds the star ball in a tree. Damon is killed when the tree stakes him in the heart while he saves Bonnie from falling to her death. Elena uses her "Wings Of Destruction" to destroy the tree and star ball, killing Inari. Sage tells them that maybe the Celestial Court can reverse the damage did in Fell's Church. There the leader of the blonde Guardians reveal that Elena was originally destined to become a guardian. The Celestial Court agrees to reverse what was done in Fell's Church and erase the memories of what happened there. Elena can go home as if she never died, and Stefan will be accepted as her boyfriend. Vicki Bennett, Sue Carson, and Mr. Tanner get their lives back, but nothing can be done for Damon. Angered, Elena begins to unleash her wings of destruction, but a soldier named Lenea stops her. The Three Guardians of the Celestial Courts decide that Elena is unfit to wield the wings, so they clip them. Elena's wings and telepathy (with everyone but Stefan) are lost, and she is practically fully human again. The book ends on the Nether World's smallest moon. It is raining from the tree Elena destroyed, and liquid drips onto a body that thinks of two girls: Elena and Bonnie. It says if he can remember who he is, he can live again, and a name comes: Damon.

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[[folder: The Return: Midnight Struggle (Book VII)]]

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The Struggle begins with Elena Gilbert standing in the cemetery shouting for
Damon is now human. He Salvatore to answer her. When he appears, she accuses him of being responsible for the disappearance of his brother, Stefan Salvatore. Damon urges her to forget Stefan and uses Misao's star ball his Powers to reopen try to persuade her to become his. When he fails, he promises Elena that she’ll be his before winter and leaves. As a parting shot, he tells her that he killed Stefan the gate night before. Unconvinced that Stefan is dead, Elena sets out to find him. She nearly freezes in the Dark Dimension and takes snowstorm that Damon has called up with his Powers, but she is rescued by Bonnie with him by accident. Damon is then turned back into a vampire by Princess Jessalyn. McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to determine that Stefan is arrested as alive but in a runaway slave place that is always dark and taken wet. Having guessed that this location is a well on the abandoned Old Francher place, Matt Honeycutt and the girls set out to an auction rescue Stefan. They succeed, but Stefan is near death from his ordeal. While the other three set out to find medical help, Elena insists Stefan drink her blood to restore him. Elena’s blood loss causes her to be unusually tired, but she recovers soon. Stefan can’t remember who attacked him, but Elena is sure it was Damon. When Elena returns to school, the replacement European History teacher is Alaric Saltzman, whose first act is to encourage all the students to talk about their recent terrifying experiences to get their feelings out. Stefan is suspicious of this un-teacherly behavior. Alaric invites all the students to a get-together at his house in the evening. Elena and Stefan show up, but when Elena leaves Stefan to be sold. Shinichi buys find food, she runs into Damon, who is there in the guise of “Damon Smith,” a college student on vacation who is a friend of Sue Carson, one of Elena’s fellow students. Stefan and Damon have a confrontation that Elena interrupts when she fears that Damon’s goal is simply to make Stefan seem irrationally violent (and therefore Mr. Tanner’s murderer). In leaving the house, however, Elena finds a slip of violet paper in her purse with a line from her stolen diary. Elena warns Bonnie to extract information about Misao's star ball. Since and Meredith that “Damon Smith” is the group has drained Power out of it, Misao is dying. Shinichi throws Bonnie out of a window, but Damon saves her. murderer, although she won’t tell them why she believes this. Meanwhile, Vickie Bennett has returned to school, but she behaves irrationally by undressing in Fell's Church, the cafeteria and then accusing Elena of being evil. Stefan and Matt is arrested have disappeared to hunt for assaulting vervain, a plant that interferes with a vampire’s ability to control others’ minds. Elena spends a night at Bonnie’s house where she dreams pleasurably about dancing with Damon. She wakes abruptly to find a crow in the room and vampire marks on her neck, and she realizes that she invited Damon into Bonnie’s house during the dumb supper. When she returns home, Stefan is there with the vervain that will protect her—a few hours too late. She does not tell Stefan about her experience with Damon because she wants to avoid a confrontation between Stefan and Damon that she is sure Stefan, with his weaker Powers, will lose.
Elena and the other girls set out to find the diary thief. Despite Elena’s initial inclination to blame Damon, they identify Caroline Forbes as the culprit. Elena follows Caroline at lunch into a deserted schoolroom where she overhears Caroline and Tyler Smallwood discuss how to use the diary against Stefan and Elena. Their plan is to wait until Elena is chosen to play “The Spirit of Fell’s Church” during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony. Caroline will also be chosen to play a role. At that time, she will walk onstage and read Elena’s diary aloud to the crowd. Caroline and Tyler believe that Elena’s statement in her diary that Stefan took her ribbon from the cemetery on the day the homeless man was attacked will suffice to prove to the police that Stefan is the murderer. Elena, Meredith, and Bonnie decide to burgle Caroline’s house to retrieve the diary before she can use it on Founder’s Day. When Caroline and her family return home, they are forced to flee without having found anything more than Caroline’s diary. Elena, however, is unable to reach the door in time and ends up on a second-floor balcony. Damon, who has been lurking on the roof, pulls her up to avoid detection. Once again, he suggests to Elena that she’d be better off with him than with Stefan. Once again, she rejects him. This time, the vervain defeats Damon’s attempt to influence her with his Powers. Damon tells Elena that if she’d give him some of her blood, he’d get the diary back. Elena jumps off the roof to show Damon that she’d rather be dead than endure his presence. Damon rescues her before she falls to her death. He then jumps with her to the ground. After telling her that he’s done a favor and will collect the next time he sees her, he shifts to crow form and flies away. Elena’s Aunt Judith prepares a mock Thanksgiving dinner a week before the real Thanksgiving to ensure nothing goes wrong. Elena invites Matt and Bonnie as her guests.

Aunt Judith’s fiancé, Robert Maxwell, also appears and brings “Damon Smith” as his guest. When Elena’s little sister Margaret Gilbert appears with her new white kitten, Elena seizes the kitten and sticks it into Damon’s face, knowing that animals often sense a vampire’s nature and become hostile. The kitten hisses and spits before fleeing the room, leaving everyone to wonder why Elena is thrusting cats into guests’ faces. After dinner, Damon leaves, but Elena knows that he has now gained an invitation to her house and can return whenever he pleases. She is about to ask Stefan for help despite her fear that he will confront Damon and lose the fight when she realizes that her house was actually built in two parts: a first part before the Civil War and a second part afterwards. Although Damon was invited into one part, her bedroom is in the other. Damon shows up as Elena expected, but when he is unable to enter her room, he threatens to enter Margaret’s room instead. Elena leaves her room to protect her little sister. Elena wakes up the next morning in her bedroom. She is surprised that Damon has not turned her into a vampire, but she is weak and dizzy from blood loss. When she sees Stefan later, she confesses to him that Caroline plans to use her diary against Stefan. Stefan, who’s been wondering why Elena has been so worried, is relieved that she’s not rejecting him because of his vampire nature. He refuses to leave town and says that he and Elena will face the situation together. He then drinks her blood again. Afterwards, he proposes to Elena and offers her Katherine’s ring. She accepts but says that the engagement must be kept secret because she is still seventeen and Aunt Judith thinks that Stefan has been a bad influence on Elena. Elena has now lost quite a bit of blood and, on several occasions, drunk the blood of Stefan or Damon in exchange. As a result, she is somewhat dazed during the Founder’s Day ceremony. The latest plan is that Elena’s friends will steal the diary back from Caroline because she will not be able to carry it in her nineteenth-century costume, but Caroline foils them by obtaining her reticule early and bringing the diary with her.

When Caroline pulls out the diary to read onstage, though, she finds she brought her own diary and not Elena’s. Elena spots Damon in the audience and realizes that he has saved her and Stefan by substituting the diaries. She goes to ask him his motive and refuses to believe him when he says “for my own purposes.” Aunt Judith arrives and encourages Elena and Damon to spend more time together. Believing that Damon is influencing Aunt Judith, Elena becomes angry. She tells Damon she’s marrying Stefan and shows him Katherine’s ring on her finger, at which point he becomes angry and leaves. Aunt Judith forbids Elena to marry Stefan, and Elena takes Matt’s car to the boarding house to find Stefan. She returns when she cannot find him, but she feels the presence of evil in the brewing storm, and she spots a large white owl chasing her. She screams at Damon to leave her alone, but she drives off Wickery Bridge while speeding to safety. She then drowns. Meanwhile, Stefan is confronting Tyler,
Caroline, and Stefan, Elena, and Mrs. Flowers go to court to get him out. They bring several of Tyler’s bulky friends in Saber, a hell hound Sage left to protect them. Caroline changes into a werewolf at the sight of him. The officials at the court turn into werewolves as well. Quonset hut. When Matt is free, Stefan Bonnie and Elena go into the Dark Dimension and find their friends. The four then travel to the Nether World in search of the largest star ball ever made in hopes that it will save their town. Sage is the guardian of the Gate where the treasures are, including the star ball. He lets the group visit one of the seven gateways. During the journey, Shinichi and Misao die, and Mrs. Flowers changes into a younger version of herself. Meredith discovers that she has a twin brother named Cristian, and Klaus took him when they were three years old. She also tells the group that she is a hunter-slayer and a new type of vampire with small fangs. The kitsune are working for Inari, Isobel's grandmother. She is the most powerful Kitsune in the world, and the star ball is hers. In the Nether World, on the smallest moon, the group finds the star ball in a tree. Damon is killed when the tree stakes him in the heart while he saves find him, Bonnie from falling to her death. Elena uses her "Wings Of Destruction" to destroy the tree and star ball, killing Inari. Sage tells them that maybe the Celestial Court can reverse the damage did in Fell's Church. There the leader of the blonde Guardians reveal that Elena was originally destined to become abruptly has a guardian. The Celestial Court agrees to reverse what was done in Fell's Church and erase the memories of what happened there. Elena can go home as if she never died, and Stefan will be accepted as her boyfriend. Vicki Bennett, Sue Carson, and Mr. Tanner get their lives back, but nothing can be done for Damon. Angered, Elena begins to unleash her wings of destruction, but a soldier named Lenea stops her. The Three Guardians of the Celestial Courts decide psychic realization that Elena is unfit drowning. She, Meredith, and Stefan race to wield save her but are too late. Stefan sends Bonnie and Meredith to find the wings, so they clip them. Elena's wings police and telepathy (with everyone but Stefan) are lost, then sets out to commit suicide. First, he returns to the Quonset hut and she is practically fully human again. The book ends on drains all the Nether World's smallest moon. It is raining from boys to the tree point of unconsciousness. Stefan then uses his new Powers to turn into a falcon and find Damon. Stating that Damon made a mistake in not killing him and Elena destroyed, and liquid drips onto a body that thinks of two girls: together, Stefan attacks. The fight is interrupted, however, when Elena wakes up in a state of great confusion and Bonnie. It says if he can remember who he is, he can live again, and a name comes: arrives to save the brother she’s now sure she loves: Damon.



[[folder: The Hunters: Phantom (Book VIII)]]

The group explores the restored Fell's Church, but they are still sad that Damon has died. Elena is reunited with her family, which has hired Caleb Smallwood to work on their yard. He says that he is Tyler's cousin and that he has been staying with Tyler's parents since Tyler "ran away." As the friends leave to pick up Alaric and his friend, Dr. Celia Connor, at the train station, a rose that had appeared at Elena's doorstep cuts Bonnie. The blood pouring out of it spells "Celia" on her arm. At the train station, Celia is almost killed when her scarf gets caught in the train door, but Stefan saves her by ripping the scarf. The shreds spell "Meredith." Meanwhile, on the Dark Moon, Damon crawls out of the mountains of liquified ash. Sage finds him, helps Damon remember who he is, and lets him use the Mystical Elevator to return to Fell's Church. Up to this point, Damon has appeared to Elena in dreams. Elena sees him in her room one night, and he tells her that the energy from Inari's Star Ball gave him life. Elena goes to the cemetery to visit her parents and sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is evil. Later, Bonnie knocks down Mrs. Flowers' knitting, which spells "Bonnie" on the ground. She tries to do a spell to contact Damon, but ends in a coma after being overcome by darkness. Now Elena knows that Damon is alive. When Elena tells Damon, he investigates by letting the darkness take him. His consciousness ends on the Dark Moon. Stefan takes Elena to the Smallwoods' shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. He is descended from werewolves and possesses some witchcraft abilities. Stefan and Elena go shopping, but Elena sees people from high school and becomes envious that they have the normal lives. Darkness overtakes her, and she passes out after Stefan notices a shopkeeper's hair flowing in the shape of the name "Matt." Stefan takes Meredith and Matt to the Smallwoods' house to confront Caleb. Matt passes out after he thinks about Tyler's popularity. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. At the boarding house, Mrs. Flowers says she believes that a phantom that is feeding off envy may be the culprit. They perform a spell to summon the phantom. Meanwhile, Elena meets Bonnie in the land of the flowers that can hold special spells. Matt also arrives, and Elena tells them to look for the way out, which they find. They see Sage in the nexus room and run to the Dark Moon, where Damon is battling a misty blue figure. They all start fighting it, and suddenly they end in the garage of the boarding house. Damon says that the creature is the original phantom, which is much more powerful than an ordinary phantom. The original phantoms were trapped on the Dark Moon by the guardians, but Elena destroyed their prison, and the phantom of envy followed them to Fell's Church. The phantom tells everyone why they should be envious of others, pitting Stefan and Damon against one another in a brutal fight. As the rest of the group admits their jealousies and casts them away, weakening the phantom, Elena makes the brothers reconcile. Damon throws a candle at the phantom, setting it on fire, and Elena reaches into the creature's core and pulls out the rose inside, destroying the phantom. Damon gives Elena his blood to heal her burns as the fire department arrives to put out the fire. Everyone then looks forward to the future

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[[folder: The Hunters: Phantom Fury (Book VIII)]]

III)]]

The group explores third book deals with Elena's adjustment to her vampirism, as well as her confusion at loving both brothers. Stefan finds Elena dead, and believes that the restored force that was chasing Elena was Damon. They fight, and in the middle of it, Elena awakens, and attacks Stefan— as Damon had given Elena more of his blood in the exchange and as such viewed Stefan as a threat to her creator. They stop the fight, Stefan is broken-hearted assuming that her attack on him meant she loved Damon more, and Damon tries to clear everything up, being very nice and rational to Elena. Still caring for Elena whether she loved him or not, Stefan convinced Matt to feed Elena blood to help her, leaving Matt in shock because of what she had become, as well from discovering Stefan had almost killed Tyler and his buddies, leaving Caroline unharmed. Damon left Elena in the attic of Robert E. Lee's history teacher for her safety and she awoke days later to stumble across her own funeral reception. After reading her diary, Elena's memories returned clearly and was overjoyed and relieved when Stefan forgave her. But the Other Power was taking control of the animals in Fell's Church, but they are still sad that Damon has died. driving many to dispose of their pets. Elena is reunited with her family, which has hired Caleb Smallwood convinces the brothers to work on their yard. He says that he is Tyler's cousin together to stop this powerful force. While having to stay out of the way of the town's new vampire hunter (the new teacher, Alaric Saltzman), Stefan, Damon, Elena and that he has been staying with Tyler's parents since Tyler "ran away." As the her friends leave to pick up Alaric and his friend, Dr. Celia Connor, at search for the train station, a rose source of the dark presence that had appeared at has overtaken the town and which they also suspect to be behind Elena's doorstep cuts Bonnie. The blood pouring out of it spells "Celia" on her arm. At death. They find the train station, Celia is almost killed when her scarf gets caught answer in the train door, but Stefan saves her by ripping the scarf. The shreds spell "Meredith." Meanwhile, on the Dark Moon, Damon crawls out of the mountains of liquified ash. Sage finds him, helps Damon remember who he is, and lets him use the Mystical Elevator to return to Honoria Fell's Church. Up to this point, Damon has appeared to Elena in dreams. Elena sees him in her room one night, tomb, and he tells her that the energy from Inari's Star Ball gave him life. Elena goes it turns out to the cemetery to visit her parents and sees Caleb, be Katherine, who has also lost his parents. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is evil. Later, Bonnie knocks down Mrs. Flowers' knitting, which spells "Bonnie" on the ground. She tries to do a spell to contact Damon, but ends in a coma after being overcome by darkness. Now Elena knows that Damon is alive. When Elena tells Damon, he investigates by letting the darkness take him. His consciousness ends on the Dark Moon. Stefan takes Elena to the Smallwoods' shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. He is descended from werewolves and possesses some witchcraft abilities. Stefan and Elena go shopping, but Elena sees people from high school and becomes envious that they have the normal lives. Darkness overtakes her, and she passes out after Stefan notices a shopkeeper's hair flowing in the shape of the name "Matt." Stefan takes Meredith and Matt to the Smallwoods' house to confront Caleb. Matt passes out after he thinks about Tyler's popularity. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. At the boarding house, Mrs. Flowers says she believes that a phantom that is feeding off envy may be the culprit. They perform a spell to summon the phantom. Meanwhile, Elena meets Bonnie in the land of the flowers that can hold special spells. Matt also arrives, and Elena tells them to look for the way out, which they find. They see Sage in the nexus room and run to the Dark Moon, where Damon is battling a misty blue figure. They all start fighting it, and suddenly they end in the garage of the boarding house. Damon says that the creature is the original phantom, which is much more powerful than an ordinary phantom. The original phantoms were trapped on the Dark Moon by the guardians, but Elena destroyed their prison, and the phantom of envy followed them to Fell's Church. The phantom tells everyone why they should be envious of others, pitting Stefan and Damon against one another in a brutal fight. As the rest of the group admits their jealousies and casts them away, weakening the phantom, Elena makes fact did not die centuries before as the brothers reconcile. Damon throws a candle at had thought. Instead, she had faked her death, having her maid bring ashes from the phantom, setting kitchen, lay them out on her dress, and put her lapis lazuli ring on top, while she had another forged, making it on fire, looked as if she had killed herself. Since then, Stefan has lived with the guilt of her death, while Katherine has spent that time seething with anger. She decides to take revenge, and is jealous of Elena for "stealing" both brothers' love. Katherine reveals that she is the one who attacked Vicki and ran Elena off the bridge. They are all tortured brutally, and Elena reaches ends this by knocking Katherine into the creature's core and pulls light of the tomb, while unsuccessfully getting herself out of the rose inside, destroying sunshine fast enough. She dies in the phantom. end, saying that she wants both brothers' words that they would take care of each other because Damon gives Elena his blood to heal her burns as is often misunderstood, and she wants the fire department arrives fraternal rivalry to put out the fire. Everyone then looks forward end, also telling Stefan that she loved him, and that she did not want this to the futurehappen, causing pain for him as Katherine had.



[[folder: The Hunters: Moonsong (Book IX)]]

Elena is upset by the fact that she is leaving home for college. She says goodbye to her family and leaves with Stefan and Damon for college. She thinks about how Stefan compelled the admissions office into giving her, Bonnie and Meredith the best dorm as well as a separate dorm room for himself. He also compels them into allowing Meredith and Matt into the school; the latter on a football scholarship. Meredith had originally been agreed to Harvard and Matt agreed to a top football school but both had decided to go to Dalcrest College alongside Elena, Bonnie and Stefan to protect Fell's Church should any danger arise. Matt however, felt too guilty to accept a luxurious dorms like the girls, as he had already taken a scholarship meant for somebody else. Damon rents an apartment in the city preferring not to go back to college. As the school year begins, Elena worries about destroying the brothers new found friendship and brotherhood and becoming like Katherine. However, eventually she decides to take a break from both of them so she can sort out her feelings. During the first week of college, Bonnie meets a boy while in a bookshop named Zander. She immediately falls for him and later that week, arranges a date with him. She gets really close to him and his friends. Meredith begins training with a fellow student named Samantha. Matt is invited to join a special fraternity called the Vitale Society. While all this occurs, murders and disappearances within the school begin. The gang fear it may be supernaturally related and so they all investigate. As they investigate, Meredith learns her new friend Samantha is a fellow hunter slayer. Thrilled, they begin to patrol together in order to help each other to develop their skills. Meredith shows time and time again, that she is much more skilled then Samantha. Matt's roommate eventually becomes a victim and Meredith thinks she sees Bonnie's new boyfriend Zander running away while she chases the murderer of another student. Meredith and Elena voice their concerns about Zander, causing Bonnie to leave furiously- After accusing them of envy over her new romance, while Alaric is back in Fell's Church and Elena is separated with Stefan. Bonnie leaves to live with Zander. Damon continues to pursue Elena despite her asking for space and he saves Elena's life from a speeding car. They are caught kissing by Stefan. Furious, Stefan tells Elena that he doesn't want to be with her anymore and then leaves devastated, but not before cutting ties with Damon again. Due to this, Elena decides to start something with Damon. Matt continues in his strive to be a Vitale pledge. As he goes on, he falls for a fellow pledge, Chloe. However, once he gains the courage to ask her out, she is revealed to be the leader of his society's girlfriend "Ethan". Matt is disappointed but continues to be her friend. He feels as though he can finally move on from Elena and even has some negative thoughts about her. When his roommate dies, he begins to spend less time with the group. He completes all the necessary tasks required to join the Vitale society during initiation night. Meredith's friend Samantha is found dead, in her room, having been viciously murdered. Meredith takes it hard and although Bonnie, Matt and Stefan are less involved in the group, she, Elena and Damon continue to investigate more thoroughly. Elena meantime, meets a new professor who reveals he was a friend of her parents who had actually met at Dalcrest College. He doesn't reveal everything he knows about the murders and when Elena pushes him, he caves and tells the group everything. The Vitale society used to be a school society, but has turned into what resembles a cult. He also tells Elena that when it was a school society, he and her parents were a part of it. One day, a Guardian came to them. He gave off such peace and power, they believed him to be an angel. Elena notes that they are definitely not angels after thinking about everything they did. However, he tells Elena that the Guardian said that they needed someone to have a daughter who would change the balance among good and evil in the world and would have amazing powers. He also revealed that the Guardians would take her at age 12. Elena reveals that she had powers but that the Guardians stripped them from her. She ponders over getting her powers back and that she did not know that Guardians could be male but cannot help feeling upset that her parents raised her to be taken. The professor reveals however that when the time came, they could not do it and called him as he had some skill in sorcery. However, they died a few days later and Elena was kept safe so he never could do anything. Elena wonders what is going on but leaves and keeps it from Damon. Bonnie is told by Zander that he is a werewolf and knowing that to become a werewolf, you must kill somebody, she flees. Stefan figures out that Matt's new group is evil and has very bad intentions after talking to both Damon and Elena about their recent discoveries but can only manage to save Matt from the revealed vampire group. He warns the rest of the gang who come together to help. The leader of the group "Ethan" reveals to Stefan that one of Klaus' descendants turned him and that he plans to resurrect him at the equinox. He needs the blood of his descendants however which is where Stefan and Damon come in. As the gang arrive, Damon permits only Meredith and a stubborn Elena to help in the fight. Things go well until Meredith is caught off guard and Damon is outnumbered. However, they manage to win the fight but not before Ethan gets a vial of Damon's blood. However, Meredith kills him before he can do anything. Also, everyone in the gang feels like best friends again and everyone once again feels at home with one another. As the gang leave and prepare to hunt and kill the newly turned pledges and their minders, Bonnie returns to Zander now knowing he was not the campus killer. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf gene and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows its on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension so as not to confuse him. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Meredith missed Ethan's heart and he is still alive with both of the Salvatore's blood and can complete the ritual as expected the equinox unknown to Elena and her friends.

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[[folder: The Hunters: Moonsong Dark Reunion/The Reunion (Book IX)]]

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In early June, six months after the death of
Elena is upset by the fact that she is leaving home Gilbert , Caroline Forbes arranges a surprise birthday party for college. She says goodbye to her family and leaves with Stefan and Damon for college. She thinks about how Stefan compelled the admissions office into giving her, Bonnie and Meredith Sulez on June 6th The other guests are Bonnie McCullough , Sue Carson , and Vickie Bennett . Vickie is now over the best dorm as well as emotional distress and seeming insanity Inflicted upon her by Katherine von Swartzschild , but she remains nervous and passive. Shortly before the party, Bonnie has a separate dorm room for himself. He also compels them dream In Which Elena tries to tell her something important. The dream ends with Elena and the surroundings turning into allowing a horror setting, and Bonnie believesa That in the end she was not speaking to the real Elena. Meredith is not happy at the surprise, and Bonnie tries to console her at least, That the party is not being held on her real birthday, May 30th Meredith responds That her real birthday is June 6 but her parents gave up celebrating that day because June 6 That was the day Meredith's grandfather went insane from a vampire attack and tried to kill both Meredith and Matt into the school; the latter on a football scholarship. Meredith had originally been agreed to Harvard and Matt agreed to a top football school but both had decided to go to Dalcrest College alongside Elena, her grandmother. Bonnie and Stefan tries to protect Fell's Church should any danger arise. Matt however, felt too guilty to accept a luxurious dorms like the girls, as he had already taken a scholarship meant for somebody else. Damon rents an apartment in the city preferring not to go back to college. As the school year begins, reach Elena worries about destroying with the brothers new found friendship and brotherhood and becoming like Katherine. However, eventually she decides other girls using a Ouija board. When Vickie goes to take a break get the board from both of them so the closet, she can sort out her feelings. During feels someone grab her. When the first week of college, Bonnie meets a boy while in a bookshop named Zander. She immediately falls for him and later that week, arranges a date with him. She gets really close to him and his friends. Meredith begins training with a fellow student named Samantha. Matt is invited to join a special fraternity called the Vitale Society. While all this occurs, murders and disappearances within the school begin. The gang fear it may be supernaturally related and so they all investigate. As they other girls investigate, Meredith learns her new friend Samantha is a fellow hunter slayer. Thrilled, they begin to patrol together in order to help each other to develop their skills. Meredith shows time and time again, that she is much more skilled then Samantha. Matt's roommate eventually becomes a victim and Meredith thinks she sees Bonnie's new boyfriend Zander running away while she chases the murderer of another student. Meredith and Elena voice their concerns about Zander, causing find nothing there. Bonnie is able to leave furiously- After accusing reach Elena, who warns them of envy over her That a new romance, while Alaric evil is back in coming to Fell's Church and Elena is separated with Stefan. they need help to fight it. The message ends abruptly and the lights go out. When the girls try to fumble Their Way to the door to escape the house, Bonnie leaves to live feels a large touch her sweaty hand. She screams, and the girls separate in panic. Vickie Sue and run upstairs, Caroline runs outside, and Bonnie and Meredith hide in the living room behind a chair. Bonnie Sue hears scream upstairs "Vickie! Vickie! No! "Then she hears glass breaking. She and Meredith go upstairs. The lights come on, and they find Vickie in a state of shock in the bedroom. Sue has fallen out of the window and is lying dead with Zander. Damon continues a broken neck below. Bonnie and Meredith unsuccessfully try to pursue Elena despite persuade the Fell's Church Authorities and the supernatural That force has arrived. When they can not do so, they attempt to persuade the other high school students to join in Their fight against the new evil. Caroline says she is afraid and going to stay with her asking for space ​​family in Herron. Tyler Smallwood tells her story Bonnie That is not credible because she was hiding in the living room and not able to see what really happened. Only Matt is willing to side with Bonnie and Meredith, and Matt Appears to be depressed to the point of indifference to everything. That Bonnie Tyler suspects was the owner of the large sweaty Hand That grabbed her, in part because Tyler had no way of knowing That she was hiding in the living room during the attack unless he saves had been there, but Meredith dismisses the Possibility of Tyler being The killer on the ground That Tyler is too stupid to organize the attack.

Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt decode
Elena's life dream-message to That mean they need to use blood and hair to summon Stefan Salvatore to fight the new evil. They Obtain dried blood and hair from the crypt where Stefan and his brother Damon Salvatore Katherine fought. Bonnie uses the blood and hair in a speeding car. They are caught kissing by spell where she Reaches out to Stefan. Furious, Just before Bonnie's message arrives, Stefan tells Elena that he doesn't want to be with her anymore and then leaves devastated, but not before cutting ties with Damon again. Due to this, Elena decides to start something is in Florence, Italy, having an argument with Damon. Matt continues in his strive to be a Vitale pledge. As he goes on, he falls for a fellow pledge, Chloe. However, once he gains the courage to ask her out, she is revealed to be the leader of his society's girlfriend "Ethan". Matt is disappointed but continues to be her friend. He feels as though he can finally move on from Elena and even Damon has some negative thoughts about her. When his roommate dies, he begins to spend less time with the group. He completes all the necessary tasks required to join the Vitale society during initiation night. Meredith's friend Samantha is found dead, in her room, having been viciously murdered. Meredith takes it hard and although Bonnie, Matt picked up a one-night stand named Rachael, Damon and Stefan berates his moral failings for drinking human blood in, especially from unwilling human girls. Damon responds with the new hotel only realities are less involved in pleasure and power and That Should Stefan join the group, she, winning side. Stefan Damon retorts That is choosing girls who remind him of Elena. Bonnie's psychic message arrives abruptly, leaving Stefan with the knowledge That Elena wants him to return to Fell's Church. Stefan returns promptly to Fell's Church, Accompanied by Damon. They join with Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith at the barn owned by Mrs.. Flowers . When Bonnie asks why Damon came, Damon responds That they mixed up some of his hair with Stefan's and so he, too, was Summoned by Bonnie's spell. Bonnie and Meredith tell Stefan and Damon continue what happened and ask for help. Stefan asks Bonnie agrees but to investigate more thoroughly. contact Elena meantime, meets a new professor who reveals he was a friend of her parents who had actually met at Dalcrest College. He doesn't reveal everything he knows about the murders for him and when let him ride along psychically So that he can see Elena pushes him, he caves once more. Bonnie refuses, saying That the new evil is too powerful and tells the group everything. The Vitale society used to be a school society, but dangerous. Meredith comments That it's odd That yet another supernatural evil has turned arrived, and Stefan explains That evil is attracted to Fell's Church because blood soaked into what resembles the ground during a cult. He also tells Elena that when it was a school society, he Civil War battle. Matt agrees That there are many soldiers' graves in the woods. Mrs. Flowers enters and her parents were a part of it. One day, a Guardian came to them. He gave off such peace hands grape juice and power, they believed him cookies to be an angel. Elena notes the humans around. She offers to let Stefan stay in his old room, and she warns them all that they are definitely not angels after thinking about everything they did. However, he have Their work cut out for them. Whether Mrs. Everyone wonders. Flowers is just a daffy old woman or something more. Stefan organizes the fight by suggesting an interview with Vickie. While Damon controls her parents' minds to Prevent interruptions, Stefan Vickie persuades him to invite al. He then hypnotizes Vickie, who tells Elena him That Sue was thrown out the window by a tall blond man with blue eyes. Certain Vickie is the man will come for her and kill her next. Her belief is reinforced in the next few minutes while objects in her room start to move, lightning cuts through the sky, and the words "Goodnight, Sweetheart" Appear written on her mirror with lipstick. Stefan gives Vickie Vervain to help her resist the man's influence and promises That they will all keep watch over her. The others realize That Stefan believesa Sue's killer is a vampire. After delegating to watch over Damon Vickie first, Stefan heads to the funeral home to Examine Sue's corpse. He finds a slash on her chest That he believesa significant. Matt comments that the Guardian said that they needed someone Bonnie That there seems to have a daughter who would change the balance among good and be no point to Their fighting because there is always more evil in the world and would have amazing powers. He also revealed that the Guardians would world. Returning to Vickie's house to take her at age 12. over the watch, Stefan tries but fails to reach Elena reveals psychically. He believesa that she had powers "tall, blond man with blue eyes," he sounds like someone has heard about, but he can not identify the memory.

The next evening, Stefan and Matt head to the public library So
that Stefan can read Honoria Fell's journal, he hopes Which contains information That will confirm a theory he's come up with. Bonnie and Meredith are left to guard Vickie. At the Guardians stripped them from her. She ponders over getting her powers back and that she did library, Matt tells Stefan about his despair at the endless presence of evil in the world. Stephen expresses his philosophy: it does not know that Guardians could be male but cannot help feeling upset that her parents raised her matter if evil is never going to be taken. The professor reveals however that when defeated Permanently: you just have to go on trying. This philosophy is persuasive to Matt and his depression Causes to disappear Permanently. While Stefan lingers to find a book by Gervase of Tilsbury, Matt heads back to help Bonnie and Meredith guard Vickie. He arrives to find Meredith and Bonnie asleep succumbing to Damon's seductions. Matt Bonnie orders back to the time came, they could not do it and called him as he had some skill in sorcery. However, they died a few days later and Elena was kept car where she will be safe so he never could do anything. Elena wonders what is going on but leaves and keeps it from confronts Damon. Matt Damon shows That he could kill him if he wanted to, but when Matt holds companies and refuses to run, Damon shows him respect. Matt Damon tells That he's a murderer because he killed Mr. Tanner , but Damon says he killed Mr. Only after Mr. Tanner. Tanner stabbed him with a knife. Stefan then comes up with a plan with the new hotel rest follow. Meredith and Bonnie is told by Zander stage a loud argument during graduation. Meredith says she will go alone to Elena's grave that he night to lay a flower there. Their argument is overheard by the party Intended to overhear it: Tyler Smallwood, who shows up and changes into a werewolf to attack Meredith. Stefan, Matt, and knowing that Bonnie are waiting for Tyler, though, and they Appear and tie him up. They lead him to become the ruined church and threaten to amputate a limb, Which will have the effect of destroying his werewolf abilities, unless he tells them what he knows. That explains Stefan That he knows the killer cut Sue's chest to let Tyler drink her blood. The blood Initiated Tyler into his hereditary powers as a werewolf. Because Jacob Smallwood, a town founder and contemporary of Honoria Fell, was bitten by a werewolf, you must kill somebody, she flees. all his male descendents were similarly infected. Tyler refuses to admit any Involvement until Stefan figures out feints with the ax. Hysterical with terror, Tyler tells them That the killer is an Old One, an Original vampire, who can not be killed and can only be injured by one type of wood. Tyler does not know what type. He also says That the killer plans an attack on Vickie that Matt's new group is evil night. Stefan and has very bad intentions the others abandon Tyler and race to Vickie's house, where they'd left on guard Damon. Damon is there, but Vickie is dead. Because of the blood gushed everywhere That in her bedroom, she believesa everyone went mad with guilt over having killed Sue and stabbed herself with a pair of scissors. Damon blames Stefan for not having stopped the Old One. Damon says the Old One was unstoppable. That insinuates After Stefan enjoyed watching Damon, Damon, Stefan hits. Matt, Bonnie, and Meredith break up the fight. Damon leaves, saying he'll kill Stefan That if Stefan comes after talking him. When Stefan and the others return to both Damon where they left Tyler, he is nowhere to be seen.

Instead of going home, Bonnie visits Stefan's room. She is afraid of his mood swings and hopes That if she offers to let him see Elena, he'll settle down. When she finds Elena in a vision, though, Stefan
and Elena about their recent discoveries but can have only manage to save Matt from the revealed vampire group. He warns the rest of the gang who come a few minutes together before the Old One shows up and begins to help. control Bonnie's mind. The leader of Old One identifies himself as Klaus, the group "Ethan" reveals vampire who turned Katherine. He destroys Elena's appearance to hurt both her and Stefan, but Stefan refuses to turn away from his beloved and uses his own Powers to restore her appearance. Before Klaus destroys Bonnie's dream-vision, Elena tells Stefan that one of Klaus' descendants turned him and that he plans victims will know how to resurrect him at defeat him. Stefan is planning to go to Europe to hunt for a victim when Bonnie realizes Klaus That is probably the equinox. He needs vampire who attacked Meredith's grandfather. They all plan a trip to the blood of his descendants however which is mental institution where he is housed. Meredith's grandfather is insane but able to tell them That white ash wood is Klaus' weakness. When Stefan and the others return, they make a spear of white ash wood. They then learn That Klaus has kidnapped Caroline and will kill her that night-the night of the summer solstice - unless Stefan comes alone to the old Francher place in the woods to fight him. Bonnie, Meredith, Matt and Stefan refuse to let it alone, but Stefan walks off and threatens to kill them if they follow. Naturally, they follow anyway, though they try not to be seen. A confrontation occurs in the woods, with Klaus and Tyler fighting Stefan, Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt. Caroline is rescued. Bonnie Tyler knocks unconscious, but only after Tyler rakes Meredith's leg to the bone and gives Matt a concussion. Klaus Stefan stabs multiple times to kill him slowly. Damon come in. As the gang arrive, shows up and throws his own spear at Klaus, distracting him. Damon permits only Meredith and a stubborn Elena Bonnie try to help in Stefan, who is too badly wounded to save. Stefan asks Damon to promise to save the fight. Things go well until Meredith is caught off guard others, and Damon is outnumbered. However, they manage to win the fight but not before Ethan gets a vial of Damon's blood. However, Meredith kills him before agrees when he can do anything. Also, everyone find no way to save Stefan's life. The promise is made moot when Klaus reappears and hits Damon with lightning, knocking him unconscious. Klaus is about to kill Bonnie, who is vainly trying to shelter Stefan with her body, when Bonnie suddenly calls upon Elena. Elena's Ghost Appears, along with the ghosts of the Civil War soldiers. The soldiers seize Klaus and carry him away. Tyler Fleece. Elena offers to heal Stefan, who Decides he wants to live in order to go on trying it for good in the gang feels like best friends again world. Elena's ghost then kisses all the wounded to heal them. Then midnight arrives, and everyone once again feels at home with one another. As it Elena's time as a guardian spirit is up. She is being drawn away to her final reward when Stefan screams her name in agony at Their separation. Elena is suddenly restored to human life and deposited naked on the gang leave ground. The girls rush to offer her Their clothes. Elena and prepare to hunt Stefan joyfully reunite and kill embrace, and the newly turned pledges others embrace Elena as well. The only exception is Damon, who stands apart and their minders, Bonnie returns to Zander now knowing he was not the campus killer. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean says he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from not like the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf gene and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also others. Matt says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he Damon is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and different, that he voluntarily came to Fell's Church to help them, and his friends have killed Mr. Tanner in self-defense. That Damon also admits he did not rescue Vickie from Klaus because he had not been trying able to stop enter Vickie's house without an invitation. Although Damon has now been exculpated from every major sin attributed to him, he continues to refuse to join the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows its on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension so as not to confuse him. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Meredith missed Ethan's heart and he is still alive with both of the Salvatore's blood and can complete the ritual as expected the equinox unknown to others. After giving Elena and her friends.his leather jacket, he walks away into the woods.



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One week after Elena has come back from the dead, she is in a childlike state, unable to read and almost completely unable to speak. Her understanding is impaired but not completely absent. Because of Elena's seeming impairments, her beloved Stefan Salvatore is protecting her from her best friends: Meredith Sulez, Bonnie McCullough, Matt Honeycutt and Caroline Forbes. That although he feels it is wrong to drink Elena's blood when she is unable to give reasoned consent, Elena makes gestures to insist That he drink, and Stefan does. Damon Salvatore watches outside Caroline's window as Caroline talks to an independent image of herself. Damon believesa the mirror-Caroline to be a supernatural evil force That is playing some sort of trick on Caroline. He feels a sharp puncture on his neck while he watches, Which surprises him not because mosquitoes bite into vampires. After the mirror-Caroline goes away, Damon persuades Caroline to let him into her bedroom. He is about to bite her when he realizes he is being That is the so Influenced by something, probably the supernatural evil force creating the mirror-Caroline. He rejects it and leaves. Afterwards, he goes around the town of Fell's Church and biting seducing young women and shoplifting. He does not have sex with them because, as a vampire, he is impotent. Vampires only enjoy Bloodlust and its satisfaction. Damon visits Stefan and Elena, beats up Stefan and drinks his blood, and demands the return of the leather jacket he gave Elena. Stefan allows Elena's friends to visit her. Suspicious of Caroline, who claims to have been raped by Klaus, Meredith and Bonnie require her to sign a blood oath That she will not hurt Elena, and they threaten to tell her sorority sisters future if she betrays Elena or Stefan. A Crow Appears and vomits blood on the paper they all sign. The blood-vomit is in gothic script and reads: "Elena is mine. -D." When the four humans show up at Stefan's room in the boarding house owned by Mrs. Flowers , Elena is floating in a lotus position and Exuding sheer goodness. Elena does not Recognize any of them. She kisses Caroline, who is upset by Elena's apparent lesbianism. That explains Elena Meredith is behaving like a prairie dog, prairie dogs as they kiss another when they meet one another to Recognize. Caroline rejects this explanation. Bonnie thinks Elena is pure and can not be a Therefore pervert the way Caroline thinks. Elena kisses Meredith and Bonnie. Caroline, who is increasingly upset, says Stefan likes to watch girls kissing. Stefan uses his Caroline Powers to eject from the room. The others say negative things about Caroline, who overhears and reenters. Caroline starts to use Black Magic to attack the others, but Elena drives back the darkness with her White Power. She Develops wings That glow, but then they disappear. Caroline leaves, Matt and Elena kisses while Bonnie and Meredith distract Stefan So that he will not have to watch his Fiancé kiss another man.
Meanwhile, Damon seduces a woman named Damaris, who he does not like, and drinks her blood. When he leaves her, he may have turned her into a vampire. He does not know or care, but thinks her Vampirism may be amusing when her husband finds her. Bonnie and Meredith have a sleepover together. In the middle of the night, Bonnie gets up and, in trance, starts to channel an entity speaking backward Angielski. She records it on Meredith's cell phone. Meredith transcribes the recording. That Elena warns it will have an Awakening That they should be prepared for. The next day, Stefan says That he is going to leave Fell's Church with Elena because her reanimation has made her blood too attractive to vampires, who are attracted to Fell's Church anyway because there ley lines cross. Bonnie is upset by the proposed departure. As Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt drive home from the boarding house, they are surrounded and attacked by ambulatory trees, Which poison the three humans with Their sap. Bonnie uses her psychic powers to call to Damon for help, but even though he is nearby, he does not respond at first. When he does respond, he Decides to save the nearly-dead Bonnie. Returning to the boarding house with her, he nearly runs into Stefan, who is driving with the floating Elena tethered to his car like a balloon. Damon realizes Stefan That is actually a super-powered because he has been drinking Elena's spiritually super-charged blood, and he was letting Damon beat him up before in order to Conceal the power of Elena's blood. Stefan volunteers to save Meredith and Matt Damon while cares for Bonnie. Bonnie Damon Rescues by partially undressing her, floating her in a bath of warm water, and then feeding her his blood. Meredith, now fully Recovered, threatens him if she finds he has removed Bonnie's panties. Finding That he did not to so, she and the others relent. Bonnie, HOWEVER, wakes up and accuses Damon of watching while the trees attempted to kill them all. The others reject Damon, who leaves in spite of Elena's incoherent That request he stay. Stefan and Elena float in the forest together, kissing and drinking one another's blood, while unbeknownst to them Damon watches jealously from a tree. Damon then discovers the presence of another person, Shinichi, who seems to have supernatural powers.

The next morning, Elena wakes up able to speak. She and Stefan engage in kissing and possibly sexual intercourse. Stefan then buys her a Jaguar. She and Stefan then go for a celebration picnic with Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. During the picnic, Matt tells them with the new hotel fifteen-year-old Tami Bryce kissed him and rubbed up against him, and he can not understand That why. Elena tells the others That she saw a monster inside Damon Tentacled the day before. That when she says Damon ignored Bonnie, he was being Influenced by a supernatural evil termed a Malach . The others agree and Malach That may have been affecting Tami And that they will mount a campaign to save the girls of Fell's Church from the new evil. Meanwhile, Shinichi, now Identified as a kitsune , and Damon are watching unseen. That Damon says he does not want "his" girls-Bonnie and Elena - hurt. Shinichi puts Damon in a trance and encourages the Malach inside Damon to grow larger and stronger. Damon tells Stefan That there is a website Referring to an organization, the Shi no Shi, that vampires can turn to humans. Stefan is suspicious but agrees to visit Damon in the woods at a Particular time to learn more about it. He leaves a note on the computer for Elena and sneaks off while she sleeps. Damon changes the note to read that Stefan has Decided to leave Elena for her own good. Elena wakes and believesa That she has been abandoned by Stefan. She Decides to find Stefan with the help of her friends. During a sleepover with Bonnie and Meredith, Elena Decides That this is the Awakening Referred to in Bonnie's channeled message. Meanwhile, Matt is attacked by malachs on the way back from the boarding house. The next day, Matt returns to the boarding house, where Mrs. Flowers reveals herself to be a witch and binds Matt's wounds. Matt has two unexplained punctures on his neck, Which everyone dismisses. The sheriff calls the boarding house to warn Matt That he is a suspect for the removal of stop signs from Intersections. Matt denies the charge.

Meredith and Bonnie set out to visit Caroline to see if she is Malach-infested. Caroline is scuttling on the ceiling of her living room like a lizard, and she runs under the bed in her mother's room. When Caroline's mother faints, Meredith and Bonnie carry her to her bedroom and deposit her on the bed. The possessed Caroline, or some other force, grabs Their Ankles. Bonnie calls Damon to help. Damon arrives, frees Bonnie and Meredith, Bonnie kisses, and leaves. Matt and Elena visit Tami, who has super-glued a homemade stripper outfit onto herself. She makes sexual Overtures to Matt, who is horrified. Matt and Elena then head toward the Old Wood for further Investigations, while Bonnie and Meredith head to the house of a friend Isobel Saitou . Isobel has mutilated herself, and Dr.. Alpert thinks she should go to the hospital. All set out, but Meredith and Bonnie leave to find Mrs. Flowers. In the Old Woods, Matt Damon and Elena encounter, who orders them to kiss and then have sex while he films them with a video camera. Elena at first tries to Cooperate, but Matt objects and is tortured by Damon. Elena Damon Decides That is not acting like himself. She attempts to rescue Matt Damon persuading it to drive away. HOWEVER, she leaps out of the speeding car, hoping to make her way on foot to a nearby house. She is badly injured by her jump, HOWEVER, and she can not find the house because she is caught in a trap snowglobe designed by Shinichi. Damon suddenly comes to himself with vague memories of hurting Elena. He finds Shinichi and threatens to torture him. Shinichi reveals Elena's location and how to cure her injuries, and he leaves with a kitsune Damon That key will magically open any door. Damon Creates a door to whatever room he finds Elena Necessary to heal. Being in a spot not covered by the rules governing his fairytale ability to tell her the truth, Damon confesses to her That he and Shinichi kidnapped Stefan And that Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao , who are kitsunes evil plan to destroy Fell's Church. The kitsunes are the ones behind the Malach, the ambulatory trees, and the sexually precocious and self-mutilating girls. Damon also drinks Elena's blood and realizes That it has amazing powers, Including the power to restore a vampire's sexual potency. Damon's possession returns, HOWEVER, and he attacks Elena, who Fleece with the key through a series of doors. At last, she directs the key to open the door to taking her someplace the kitsune can not see. When Damon chases her to this place, Elena finds herself within a power she identifies as Wings of Redemption. Rainbow-colored wings open on her back and enfold her and Damon, who screams as he is redeemed from all his sins. He also forgets everything, so Elena opens up her violet-blue Wings of Remembrance, Which allow him to remember. That Damon realizes he has been possessed by Shinichi And that he'd been playing the villain, and he calls himself an abomination, kisses Elena's foot, and vows to be her slave. Elena then opens up her white Wings of Purification. Still with the wings open, she Causes Damon to lie face-down on her lap and uses her fingernails to pull the Malach out of his spine. The Malach had originally Entered via the puncture in Damon's neck at that Damon mistook for a mosquito at the beginning of the book. Damon stands up and stomps on the Malach to kill it. Damon and Elena then concoct a plan to defeat Shinichi and Misao. First, HOWEVER, Elena makes a side trip to visit Stefan, who is imprisoned in a dungeon in a hell dimension. She makes him drink her blood to regain some of her strength.

Meanwhile, Matt has woken up. Tracking Elena, he ends up at the house she was trying to reach. There another girl, Kristen Dunstan , makes sexual Overtures to him. He continues into the woods and finally runs across Meredith, Bonnie, and Mrs.. Flowers. The four then encounter Isobel and Dr. Alpert. They reach the boarding house, but possessed other girls attack. Appears Damon, and then two of the group are revealed to be Shinichi and Misao, who have been playing with them all along. Damon, Shinichi, and also Dr. Misao. Alpert, Mrs.. Flowers, Matt, Meredith, and Bonnie prisoner. Caroline is also present as one of the helpers of Shinichi and Misao. Elena watches hidden from the trees and wonders if Damon has betrayed her while the others are herded into a clearing. Bonnie is tied spread-eagled to a makeshift altar to the ambulatory trees, and another walking tree with a penis approaches her. Damon magically summons a pair of scissors to cut out Meredith's tongue. Elena hesitates, filled with doubt, but then she realizes That the solution to the situation is belief. She jumps off the tree where she has been hiding and, because she has belief, she Develops a pair of golden wings, called Wings of the Wind, that enable her to fly. She seizes Misao and the scissors, and flies upward. Misao is heavy and Elena falters, but everyone calls out That they believe in her, and she flies higher. She starts to cut Misao's tails off to diminish Misao's power. Damon summons a magic sword and cuts Bonnie free. Misao begs for mercy and Elena finally gives clues where to find the magic key That will release Stefan. Shinichi agrees to give Damon a psychic map if Damon surrenders his memories of the last few days to him. Damon agrees even though losing his memories involves losing his redemption. Elena opens the Wings of Purification again and purifies the Old Woods, turning it into a place where flowers grow and removing the ambulatory trees. The good guys then let Shinichi and Misao him, but not before Misao admits to pretending to be Shinichi pretending to be the mirror-Caroline. Caroline says she is pregnant and needs a husband. The next day, Caroline INFORMS her family and the sheriff That she is pregnant and Matt is Responsible. A judge related to Caroline's family signs an order for Matt's arrest. Thus joins Matt Damon and Elena in Their quest to find and rescue Stefan. Damon refers to Elena as his 'Princess of Darkness', as he intends to win her away from Stefan. Here the first book of the Return trilogy ends.



!!'''Novel Characters (Bios)'''

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[[folder: ''Elena Gilbert'']]

Elena is the novel series' heroine, main protagonist (opposite Stefan), and the female lead character (except Dark Reunion, which features Bonnie McCullough as the protagonist). Elena was born 5 July, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia to Thomas Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert (née Morrow), who were tragically killed in a car accident years back. Elena is 17 at the beginning of the very first book, and she is the most beautiful, popular girl at Robert E. Lee High School (mainly called the Queen). Physically, Elena is extremely beautiful, drop dead gorgeous and she is every boy's dream. She has an 'angelic' physical appearance. Elena has a thick, long, straight pale golden hair, which reaches just above her waist and is so fair in color, it almost seems to shimmer in the sunlights like gold. Elena has an unusual, unique eye colour of blue, which is described to be the same color of lapis lazuli stone (which is the stone vampires use to protect themselves from sunlight) with flecks of gold (but have also been described to be the colour of violets). She has a fair, pale, and creamy skin (compared to the color of swans, alabaster or porcelain) with light, pink rosy cheeks. Elena is of average height for a teenage girl and she is described to have a slender, gorgeous body. According to Stefan, Elena is about a good handspan taller than Katherine. Although Elena has a strong physical resemblance to Katherine, there are slight physical differences among the two girls. While Katherine has lighter, silvery eyebrows and eyelashes, Elena's brows and lashes are darker blonde. Katherine is described to have extremely long (it pools and trails behind her on the floor) darker blonde curly-ish hair while Elena has pale gold blonde straight hair. Elena sees herself as beautiful, therefore, she is quite proud and vain. Elena is extremely shocked and hurt when Stefan, the new boy whom she is instantly, indescribably drawn to, does not pay any attention to her in the beginning of the series, but Stefan avoided her for other personal reasons which were unknown to Elena at the time.

Personality wise, Elena is described to be popular, beautiful, confident and ambitious. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Elena is described as being popular, outgoing, confident, smart, opinionated, idealistic, feisty, sociable, fearless, loving, caring, passionate, devoted, commanding, encouraging, protective, determined, strong, brave and loyal. However, on the downside, Elena can also be selfish, self-centred, entitled, proud, obstinate, stubborn, promiscuous, indecisive, aggressive, vain, headstrong, childish, spoiled, needy, clingy, demanding, conceited, attention seeking and boastful. Elena's best friends since childhood are Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez, but she was once also best friends with Caroline Forbes, who eventually turned into an enemy after Elena fell deeply in love with Stefan, when Stefan reciprocated her feelings and began a relationship with him. Before the series began, Elena had many issues and troubles in regards to then opposite sex, love and romance. She admits to using boys as trophies, prizes and using them to help boost her confidence and self-esteem. Elena's first love is her childhood friend, Matt Honeycutt. Unlike all the other boyfriends and boys Elena has dated, Elena genuinely loves and cares about Matt and doesn't see him the same she does other boys. Although Elena loves and cares for Matt, she feels like she loves him in more of a platonic, brotherly or friendship way. Elena's life changes forever when she unexpectedly and fatefully meets a mysterious, foreign boy from Italy, Stefan Salvatore, who is secretly centuries old immortal. Elena is immediately, intensely and indescribably drawn to Stefan when she first sees him and she is deeply, passionately and strongly in love with him. It was revealed in the book Shadow Souls, that Stefan is Elena's true soulmate due to the 'soulmate principle', which is a silver cord or thread (described to be the colour of moonlight) binding, linking or connecting the souls of destined, true soul mates from heart-to-heart or soul-to-soul.

Elena has a younger four-year-old sister named Margaret, and she and her sister lives with her legal guardian Aunt Judith Gilbert (her father's sister) and Uncle Robert Maxwell. Although Elena is deeply in love with Stefan, she later also develops feelings for Damon, Stefan's older brother. Throughout the series she has to face hard challenges, such as becoming a vampire unwillingly, truly dying to save both Stefan and Damon, then coming back to life as a guardian angel, travelling to the Dark Dimension (in order to save her beloved Stefan), facing kitsune, and fighting a phantom. Elena greatly resembles a vampire, Katherine, and worries that she will become like her and that Stefan and Damon are drawn to her because she strongly resembles Katherine. But the differences are that Elena is a brave, strong, courageous girl and will fight for her friends and not herself. As the series progresses, she is willing to put her life at risk and do anything to help and protect the people she loves and cares about. Elena has endured much loss, grief, pain and tragedy in her very young teenage life; mostly due to the loss of her parents in a tragic, fatal car accident. Elena dies twice throughout the course of the series, first dying and changing into a vampire, and then dying as a vampire after killing Katherine to protect Stefan (and Damon) from Katherine torturing and killing them all. Elena then comes back in Dark Reunion as a spirit of the afterlife and returns in Nightfall a supernatural human with angelic powers and abilities. In Midnight, she is turned back into a regular human girl and begins attending college with her love Stefan and her friends Bonnie, Matt, and Meredith. [[spoiler: Elena is half human (from her father, Thomas' side) and half angel/Guardian (from her mother, Elizabeth's side). Elena finds out she is born to be a Guardian but becomes an Earth Guardian with Andres, a young man from South America a few years older than her, who is also an Earth Guardian. Elena is saddened when Damon resorts back to his old, dark and immoral behaviour and starts to kill again because she choose Stefan. Andres helps Elena get a little power. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. Klaus finally drinks from Elena and dies. It is revealed that Elena is the one Guardian that can kill the Old Ones because of her special blood. Elena then gains all her powers and is able to live forever on Earth as an Earth Guardian with Stefan. Elena then finds out her mother, Elizabeth, was an Earth Guardian and had another daughter named Katherine, who is really Elena's half sister and was the young, beautiful vampire that both Stefan and Damon had fallen in love with back in the fifteenth century. Elena finds out that her Aunt Judith isn't her real aunt and instead, was really her mother's best friend, whom she entrusted to be the legal guardian of both Elena and Katherine. After discovering her real background, Katherine and Elena become more understanding and tolerant of each other. Elena finally chooses Stefan to be her eternal life partner and mate. In order for Elena to live forever and spend an eternity with Stefan, Elena drinks some of the special water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena reunite and end up happily together.]]

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Elena is the novel series' heroine, main protagonist (opposite Stefan), and the female lead character (except Dark Reunion, which features Bonnie McCullough as the protagonist). Elena was born 5 July, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia to Thomas Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert (née Morrow), who were tragically killed in a car accident years back. Elena is 17 at the beginning of the very first book, and she is the most beautiful, popular girl at Robert E. Lee High School (mainly called the Queen). Physically, Elena is extremely beautiful, drop dead gorgeous and she is every boy's dream. She has an 'angelic' physical appearance. Elena has a thick, long, straight pale golden hair, which reaches just above her waist and is so fair in color, it almost seems to shimmer in the sunlights like gold. Elena has an unusual, unique eye colour of blue, which is described to be the same color of lapis lazuli stone (which is the stone vampires use to protect themselves from sunlight) with flecks of gold (but have also been described to be the colour of violets). She has a fair, pale, and creamy skin (compared to the color of swans, alabaster or porcelain) with light, pink rosy cheeks. Elena is of average height for a teenage girl and she is described to have a slender, gorgeous body. According to Stefan, Elena is about a good handspan taller than Katherine. Although Elena has a strong physical resemblance to Katherine, there are slight physical differences among the two girls. While Katherine has lighter, silvery eyebrows and eyelashes, Elena's brows and lashes are darker blonde. Katherine is described to have extremely long (it pools and trails behind her on the floor) darker blonde curly-ish hair while Elena has pale gold blonde straight hair. Elena sees herself as beautiful, therefore, she is quite proud and vain. Elena is extremely shocked and hurt when Stefan, the new boy whom she is instantly, indescribably drawn to, does not pay any attention to her in the beginning of the series, but Matt, allows Stefan avoided her for other personal reasons which were unknown to Elena at the time.

Personality wise, Elena is described to be popular, beautiful, confident and ambitious. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Elena is described as being popular, outgoing, confident, smart, opinionated, idealistic, feisty, sociable, fearless, loving, caring, passionate, devoted, commanding, encouraging, protective, determined, strong, brave and loyal. However, on the downside, Elena can also be selfish, self-centred, entitled, proud, obstinate, stubborn, promiscuous, indecisive, aggressive, vain, headstrong, childish, spoiled, needy, clingy, demanding, conceited, attention seeking and boastful. Elena's best friends since childhood are Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez, but she was once also best friends with Caroline Forbes, who eventually turned
into an enemy after Elena fell deeply in love with Stefan, when Stefan reciprocated her feelings and began a relationship with him. Before the series began, Elena had many issues and troubles in regards to then opposite sex, love and romance. She admits to using boys as trophies, prizes and using them to help boost her confidence and self-esteem. Elena's first love is her childhood friend, Matt Honeycutt. Unlike all the other boyfriends and boys Elena has dated, Elena genuinely loves and cares about Matt and doesn't see him the same she does other boys. Although Elena loves and cares for Matt, she feels like she loves him in more of a platonic, brotherly or friendship way. Elena's life changes forever when she unexpectedly and fatefully meets a mysterious, foreign boy from Italy, Stefan Salvatore, who is secretly centuries old immortal. Elena is immediately, intensely and indescribably drawn to Stefan when she first sees him and she is deeply, passionately and strongly in love with him. It was revealed in the book Shadow Souls, that Stefan is Elena's true soulmate due to the 'soulmate principle', which is a silver cord or thread (described to be the colour of moonlight) binding, linking or connecting the souls of destined, true soul mates from heart-to-heart or soul-to-soul.

Elena has a younger four-year-old sister named Margaret, and she and her sister lives with her legal guardian Aunt Judith Gilbert (her father's sister) and Uncle Robert Maxwell. Although Elena is deeply in love with Stefan, she later also develops feelings for Damon, Stefan's older brother. Throughout the series she has to face hard challenges, such as becoming a vampire unwillingly, truly dying to save both Stefan and Damon, then coming back to life as a guardian angel, travelling to
the Dark Dimension (in order to save her beloved Stefan), facing kitsune, and fighting a phantom. set him free from the prison he has been tricked into. When Matt sees Elena greatly resembles a vampire, Katherine, and worries that she will become like Damon getting too close, he turns back and sends Bonnie and Meredith to inform Elena about what is happening back home. Bonnie and Meredith join Elena as all three are forced to enter as the property of Damon. Elena and Damon exchange blood many times throughout this book and grow closer and sharing a few passionate kisses. Stefan is imprisoned, and only Elena can free him by finding the hidden halves of the kitsune key to his cell. Back home, Matt is hiding from the law and trying to fight the evil kitsune who are destroying their community. He enlists the help of the local doctor and her nephew, the boarding house owner, and that Isobel's grandmother, who was once a priestess, to keep their home together. Elena and Damon go to Stefan's prison and free him. Elena then feeds him her blood. As they leave, a good kitsune gives Elena a bouquet for Stefan. Damon's curiosity gets the better of him, and the flower turns him human with one smell. Stefan and Damon are drawn to her because she strongly resembles Katherine. But the differences are wish that Elena is a brave, strong, courageous girl and will fight for her friends and not herself. As the series progresses, she is willing to put her life at risk and do anything to help and protect the people she loves and cares about. Elena has endured much loss, grief, pain and tragedy in her very young teenage life; mostly due to the loss of her parents in a tragic, fatal car accident. Elena dies twice throughout the course of the series, first dying and changing into a vampire, and then dying as a vampire after killing Katherine to protect they could switch places with one another: Stefan (and Damon) from Katherine torturing and killing them all. Elena then comes back in Dark Reunion as a spirit of the afterlife and returns in Nightfall a supernatural human with angelic powers and abilities. In Midnight, she is turned back into a regular human girl and begins attending college with her love Stefan and her friends Bonnie, Matt, and Meredith. [[spoiler: Elena is half human (from her father, Thomas' side) and half angel/Guardian (from her mother, Elizabeth's side). Elena finds out she is born to be a Guardian but becomes an Earth Guardian with Andres, a young man from South America a few years older than her, who is also an Earth Guardian. Elena is saddened when Damon resorts back to his old, dark and immoral behaviour and starts to kill again because she choose Stefan. Andres helps Elena get a little power. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. Klaus finally drinks from Elena and dies. It is revealed that Elena is the one Guardian that can kill the Old Ones because of her special blood. Elena then gains all her powers and is able to live forever on Earth as an Earth Guardian with Stefan. Elena then finds out her mother, Elizabeth, was an Earth Guardian and had another daughter named Katherine, who is really Elena's half sister and was the young, beautiful vampire that both Stefan human, and Damon had fallen in love with back in the fifteenth century. Elena finds out that her Aunt Judith isn't her real aunt and instead, was really her mother's best friend, whom she entrusted to be the legal guardian of both Elena and Katherine. After discovering her real background, Katherine and Elena become more understanding and tolerant of each other. Elena finally chooses Stefan to be her eternal life partner and mate. In order for Elena to live forever and spend an eternity with Stefan, Elena drinks some of the special water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena reunite and end up happily together.]]as a vampire.



[[folder: ''Stefan Salvatore'']]

Stefan is the novel series' hero, male protagonist (opposite Elena), and male lead character. Stefan is Damon's moral, benevolent younger brother. He was born on 5 November, 1474 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died a few years after Stefan's birth due to an illness. Stefan is a five hundred plus year old immortal born during the time of The Renaissance, who was one of the Salvatore brothers that fell deeply in love with a young beautiful Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild, during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire when he was a 17 year old human boy. During his human life, Stefan was a noble, aristocratic young man who lived by a strict code of morals, values, ethics and code of honor. Stefan strongly believed in nobility, duty, responsibility, justice and doing the right thing as much as possible. In his human years, Stefan was seen to be deeply sentimental and he was shown to care about family, friends, memories, duty, his ambitions and studies, responsibility and serving his duty to his hometown of Florence. Between he and Damon, Stefan was the favored child with everyone, especially his father Giuseppe, mostly because Stefan was seen by everyone as a good, noble, obedient, and ideal son. Stefan was Giuseppe's favorite son and held Stefan at high regard and respect because he was obedient, dutiful, studious, noble and responsible.

Physically, Stefan is extremely gorgeous and inhumanely beautiful with classically handsome fine facial features which are youthful, boyish and fresh in appearance. He has a straight classical nose, full perfectly shaped lips, and high cheekbones which are sculptors dream. Stefan has the thick, soft, black wavy-ish hair, intense, captivating and piercing green eyes, which are described to be the color of emeralds, malachite or summer oak leaves and very pale, clear skin. He is taller than Damon with a lean, flat-muscled body with long legs, and lithe, hard muscles in his arms and chest. Stefan is said to strongly physically resemble Damon due to family relation; this is noticed by both Elena and Bonnie. Stefan wears a heavy silver ring with a large, round lapis lazuli stone (given to him by Katherine) on the middle finger of his right hand in order for him to walk in the sunlight.

Personality wise, Stefan is described as brooding, mysterious, complex, inscrutable and intense. In regards to his personality traits and characteristics, Stefan is the complete and total opposite of his brother Damon. Stefan is described to be pure of heart; compassionate, empathetic, kind, altruistic, selfless, moral, noble, brave, courageous, gallant, loyal and protective. However, on the downside, Stefan can also be depressive, martyring, guilt-ridden, isolated, self-pitying, too selfless, naive, self-loathing and stubborn. As opposed to his elder brother Damon, Stefan deeply, strongly cares about humankind and has a very strong regard for human life. Because of this, Stefan has never killed any humans during his immortal life and therefore, does not drink human blood under any circumstances and lives on a strict animal blood diet (although throughout the series, he does eventually give in to his 'no human blood ever' rule and drinks Elena's blood during times of intimacy). Although Stefan is very kind, compassionate, calm and gentle by nature, Stefan has a quick temper when provoked and can be menacing, intimidating and scary if you try to cross him, manipulate him or harm the people that he loves and cares about in any way. Stefan is stoically loyal and fiercely protective.

Not much is known of Stefan's back story or of what Stefan had been doing between the period of the time when Stefan was transformed into a vampire back in his home of Florence and the time he came to Fells Church, but it could be presumed that Stefan was living in the shadows while saving or protecting humans who were ever in any harm or danger. Although Stefan had lived in secret and in the shadows, Stefan yearned to live amongst humankind, desiring to relive his humanity, the humanity that he had lost against his will many centuries ago. Stefan is also a strong romantic at heart; he is very chivalrous, gallant, well-mannered and polite towards the opposite sex and he loves very intensely, deeply and passionately. Stefan is at first seen to be shy, quiet and reserved, however, eventually he opens up to the humans around him and makes good, solid and lasting friendships and acquaintances. When Stefan lets his guard down, he is practical, charming, pleasant, friendly and likeable and also possesses a dry sense of humor.

Stefan arrives in Fells Church to start a new life and live amongst humans and enrolls as a high school student at Robert E. Lee High School to blend in like a regular 17 year old human. It is there, where Stefan unexpectedly, fatefully and inevitably meets Elena Gilbert. He is intensely, immediately and indescribably drawn to her. He fell for her at first sight, but because Elena bears a striking resemblance to his past and first love, Katherine, he repeatedly tries to avoid her at all costs during the beginning of the series, feeling that their uncanny physical resemblance brings up painful, sorrowful memories of his dark past. Later in the series, Stefan eventually lets his walls crumble and falls in even deeper and more passionate love with Elena. However, although Stefan falls for Elena, and Elena reciprocates his love just as strongly and passionately, his elder and malevolent brother, Damon, follows him to Fells Church to make torture him and make his life chaos. Damon repeatedly makes threats and attempts to try to rob Elena away from him out of revenge, anger and envy against him. In Shadow Souls, it was revealed that Elena is Stefan's true soulmate, due to the 'soulmate principle'. Stefan develops strong friendships with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Stefan becomes best friends with Matt Honeycutt, Elena's childhood friend and first love, in The Awakening. Although Matt is still in love with Elena when Stefan begins a relationship with her, Matt supports Stefan and Elena being together and believes that Stefan is a good individual, despite him being a vampire. Throughout the course of the series, Stefan has been strewn out of Fells Church, mostly out of his control (and mostly, by Damon's influence), causing him and Elena to repeatedly become separated from each other against their will. Due to all the unexpected, unusual events surrounding both Stefan and Elena, they have both have had to overcome many obstacles, trials and tribulations and their strong love for each other has been tested repeatedly throughout the series. Because of this, it has caused Stefan to leave Elena's well-being and life in the hands of his impulsive, immoral and dangerous brother, Damon.

Though Stefan and Damon do not see eye to eye, Stefan still deeply loves his elder brother and strongly believes that Damon has an inner humanity deep inside him, despite Damon's constant of committing amoral acts. In regards to Damon, Stefan has a rather complicated and even strained relationship with his elder brother, ever since childhood. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed or hated his brother ever since they were children, and Stefan could never understand why Damon always hated him so much. Stefan believes that the deep hatred that Damon harbored against him had to do with the untimely death of their mother due to Stefan's birth. Stefan revealed that Damon was quite close to her, considering that Damon was the first born child of the family and that as soon as Stefan was born, both Giuseppe and Stefan and Damon's mother gave more attention and love to the younger Salvatore, changing the dynamics of the Salvatore family completely. Stefan does not have much memory of his mother, because she died a few years after he was born, but it is said that his and Damon's mother was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of personality and temperament. She was said to possess a similar temperament to Stefan; calm, gentle, kind, caring and protective but also, she was rather fragile, weak and vulnerable in regards to physical health.

Stefan is the opposite of Damon in regards to outlook, values, ethics and beliefs, which makes Stefan extremely polar opposite to Damon in all these aspects. While Damon has no problem with killing many innocent humans for their blood to gain Power, Stefan is strongly opposed to taking innocent human life and has never believed that killing innocent people for their life force (blood) is worth it to be powerful and gain Power. Whereas Damon is strongly drawn to the dangerous, wild, dark side of life and living in the shadows of darkness, Stefan enjoys life amidst the sunlight amongst the comfort of family, friends and humans. Although Stefan doesn't drink human blood, Stefan still possesses the standard vampire abilities such as immortality, super speed, super strength, agility, enhanced senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell), telepathy, and mind compulsion. Stefan also has the unique ability of being able to read individuals minds. If Stefan consumes enough human blood, Stefan would gain enough Power to manipulate the weather (create storms, rain, thunder, lightening, wind, fog, etc.) and shape shift into an animal, in which Stefan did after he drank enough human blood and turned into a falcon in The Struggle. Stefan is attending college with his love Elena and his friends Bonnie, Matt and Meredith. [[spoiler: Stefan helps in the fight to kill Klaus and succeeds. Stefan and Elena finally reunite after much chaos, pain, struggles and obstacles. Elena finally chooses Stefan over Damon to be her eternal life partner. In order for Elena to spend forever, an eternity with Stefan, she drinks some of the water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena happily reunite.]]

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[[folder: ''Stefan Salvatore'']]

Stefan
The Return: Midnight (Book VII)]]

Damon
is now human. He uses Misao's star ball to reopen the novel series' hero, male protagonist (opposite Elena), gate to the Dark Dimension and male lead character. Stefan is Damon's moral, benevolent younger brother. He was born on 5 November, 1474 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died a few years after Stefan's birth due to an illness. Stefan is a five hundred plus year old immortal born during the time of The Renaissance, who was one of the Salvatore brothers that fell deeply in love takes Bonnie with a young beautiful Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild, during his human life and before he was transformed him by accident. Damon is then turned back into a vampire when he was by Princess Jessalyn. Bonnie is arrested as a 17 year old human boy. runaway slave and taken to an auction house to be sold. Shinichi buys Bonnie to extract information about Misao's star ball. Since the group has drained Power out of it, Misao is dying. Shinichi throws Bonnie out of a window, but Damon saves her. Meanwhile, in Fell's Church, Matt is arrested for assaulting Caroline, and Stefan, Elena, and Mrs. Flowers go to court to get him out. They bring in Saber, a hell hound Sage left to protect them. Caroline changes into a werewolf at the sight of him. The officials at the court turn into werewolves as well. When Matt is free, Stefan and Elena go into the Dark Dimension and find their friends. The four then travel to the Nether World in search of the largest star ball ever made in hopes that it will save their town. Sage is the guardian of the Gate where the treasures are, including the star ball. He lets the group visit one of the seven gateways. During his human life, the journey, Shinichi and Misao die, and Mrs. Flowers changes into a younger version of herself. Meredith discovers that she has a twin brother named Cristian, and Klaus took him when they were three years old. She also tells the group that she is a hunter-slayer and a new type of vampire with small fangs. The kitsune are working for Inari, Isobel's grandmother. She is the most powerful Kitsune in the world, and the star ball is hers. In the Nether World, on the smallest moon, the group finds the star ball in a tree. Damon is killed when the tree stakes him in the heart while he saves Bonnie from falling to her death. Elena uses her "Wings Of Destruction" to destroy the tree and star ball, killing Inari. Sage tells them that maybe the Celestial Court can reverse the damage did in Fell's Church. There the leader of the blonde Guardians reveal that Elena was originally destined to become a guardian. The Celestial Court agrees to reverse what was done in Fell's Church and erase the memories of what happened there. Elena can go home as if she never died, and Stefan was a noble, aristocratic young man who lived by a strict code of morals, values, ethics will be accepted as her boyfriend. Vicki Bennett, Sue Carson, and code Mr. Tanner get their lives back, but nothing can be done for Damon. Angered, Elena begins to unleash her wings of honor. Stefan strongly believed in nobility, duty, responsibility, justice destruction, but a soldier named Lenea stops her. The Three Guardians of the Celestial Courts decide that Elena is unfit to wield the wings, so they clip them. Elena's wings and doing the right thing as much as possible. In his human years, Stefan was seen to be deeply sentimental and he was shown to care about family, friends, memories, duty, his ambitions and studies, responsibility and serving his duty to his hometown of Florence. Between he and Damon, Stefan was the favored child with everyone, especially his father Giuseppe, mostly because Stefan was seen by telepathy (with everyone as a good, noble, obedient, but Stefan) are lost, and ideal son. Stefan was Giuseppe's favorite son she is practically fully human again. The book ends on the Nether World's smallest moon. It is raining from the tree Elena destroyed, and held Stefan at high regard and respect because he was obedient, dutiful, studious, noble and responsible.

Physically, Stefan is extremely gorgeous and inhumanely beautiful with classically handsome fine facial features which are youthful, boyish and fresh in appearance. He has
liquid drips onto a straight classical nose, full perfectly shaped lips, and high cheekbones which are sculptors dream. Stefan has the thick, soft, black wavy-ish hair, intense, captivating and piercing green eyes, which are described to be the color of emeralds, malachite or summer oak leaves and very pale, clear skin. He is taller than Damon with a lean, flat-muscled body with long legs, and lithe, hard muscles in his arms and chest. Stefan is said to strongly physically resemble Damon due to family relation; this is noticed by both that thinks of two girls: Elena and Bonnie. Stefan wears a heavy silver ring with a large, round lapis lazuli stone (given to him by Katherine) on the middle finger of his right hand in order for him to walk in the sunlight.

Personality wise, Stefan is described as brooding, mysterious, complex, inscrutable and intense. In regards to his personality traits and characteristics, Stefan is the complete and total opposite of his brother Damon. Stefan is described to be pure of heart; compassionate, empathetic, kind, altruistic, selfless, moral, noble, brave, courageous, gallant, loyal and protective. However, on the downside, Stefan
It says if he can also be depressive, martyring, guilt-ridden, isolated, self-pitying, too selfless, naive, self-loathing and stubborn. As opposed to his elder brother Damon, Stefan deeply, strongly cares about humankind and has a very strong regard for human life. Because of this, Stefan has never killed any humans during his immortal life and therefore, does not drink human blood under any circumstances and lives on a strict animal blood diet (although throughout the series, remember who he does eventually give in to his 'no human blood ever' rule and drinks Elena's blood during times of intimacy). Although Stefan is very kind, compassionate, calm and gentle by nature, Stefan has a quick temper when provoked and is, he can be menacing, intimidating and scary if you try to cross him, manipulate him or harm the people that he loves and cares about in any way. Stefan is stoically loyal and fiercely protective.

Not much is known of Stefan's back story or of what Stefan had been doing between the period of the time when Stefan was transformed into a vampire back in his home of Florence and the time he came to Fells Church, but it could be presumed that Stefan was living in the shadows while saving or protecting humans who were ever in any harm or danger. Although Stefan had lived in secret and in the shadows, Stefan yearned to
live amongst humankind, desiring to relive his humanity, the humanity that he had lost against his will many centuries ago. Stefan is also a strong romantic at heart; he is very chivalrous, gallant, well-mannered again, and polite towards the opposite sex and he loves very intensely, deeply and passionately. Stefan is at first seen to be shy, quiet and reserved, however, eventually he opens up to the humans around him and makes good, solid and lasting friendships and acquaintances. When Stefan lets his guard down, he is practical, charming, pleasant, friendly and likeable and also possesses a dry sense of humor.

Stefan arrives in Fells Church to start a new life and live amongst humans and enrolls as a high school student at Robert E. Lee High School to blend in like a regular 17 year old human. It is there, where Stefan unexpectedly, fatefully and inevitably meets Elena Gilbert. He is intensely, immediately and indescribably drawn to her. He fell for her at first sight, but because Elena bears a striking resemblance to his past and first love, Katherine, he repeatedly tries to avoid her at all costs during the beginning of the series, feeling that their uncanny physical resemblance brings up painful, sorrowful memories of his dark past. Later in the series, Stefan eventually lets his walls crumble and falls in even deeper and more passionate love with Elena. However, although Stefan falls for Elena, and Elena reciprocates his love just as strongly and passionately, his elder and malevolent brother, Damon, follows him to Fells Church to make torture him and make his life chaos. Damon repeatedly makes threats and attempts to try to rob Elena away from him out of revenge, anger and envy against him. In Shadow Souls, it was revealed that Elena is Stefan's true soulmate, due to the 'soulmate principle'. Stefan develops strong friendships with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Stefan becomes best friends with Matt Honeycutt, Elena's childhood friend and first love, in The Awakening. Although Matt is still in love with Elena when Stefan begins a relationship with her, Matt supports Stefan and Elena being together and believes that Stefan is a good individual, despite him being a vampire. Throughout the course of the series, Stefan has been strewn out of Fells Church, mostly out of his control (and mostly, by Damon's influence), causing him and Elena to repeatedly become separated from each other against their will. Due to all the unexpected, unusual events surrounding both Stefan and Elena, they have both have had to overcome many obstacles, trials and tribulations and their strong love for each other has been tested repeatedly throughout the series. Because of this, it has caused Stefan to leave Elena's well-being and life in the hands of his impulsive, immoral and dangerous brother, Damon.

Though Stefan and Damon do not see eye to eye, Stefan still deeply loves his elder brother and strongly believes that Damon has an inner humanity deep inside him, despite Damon's constant of committing amoral acts. In regards to Damon, Stefan has a rather complicated and even strained relationship with his elder brother, ever since childhood. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed or hated his brother ever since they were children, and Stefan could never understand why Damon always hated him so much. Stefan believes that the deep hatred that Damon harbored against him had to do with the untimely death of their mother due to Stefan's birth. Stefan revealed that Damon was quite close to her, considering that Damon was the first born child of the family and that as soon as Stefan was born, both Giuseppe and Stefan and Damon's mother gave more attention and love to the younger Salvatore, changing the dynamics of the Salvatore family completely. Stefan does not have much memory of his mother, because she died a few years after he was born, but it is said that his and Damon's mother was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of personality and temperament. She was said to possess a similar temperament to Stefan; calm, gentle, kind, caring and protective but also, she was rather fragile, weak and vulnerable in regards to physical health.

Stefan is the opposite of Damon in regards to outlook, values, ethics and beliefs, which makes Stefan extremely polar opposite to Damon in all these aspects. While Damon has no problem with killing many innocent humans for their blood to gain Power, Stefan is strongly opposed to taking innocent human life and has never believed that killing innocent people for their life force (blood) is worth it to be powerful and gain Power. Whereas Damon is strongly drawn to the dangerous, wild, dark side of life and living in the shadows of darkness, Stefan enjoys life amidst the sunlight amongst the comfort of family, friends and humans. Although Stefan doesn't drink human blood, Stefan still possesses the standard vampire abilities such as immortality, super speed, super strength, agility, enhanced senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell), telepathy, and mind compulsion. Stefan also has the unique ability of being able to read individuals minds. If Stefan consumes enough human blood, Stefan would gain enough Power to manipulate the weather (create storms, rain, thunder, lightening, wind, fog, etc.) and shape shift into an animal, in which Stefan did after he drank enough human blood and turned into a falcon in The Struggle. Stefan is attending college with his love Elena and his friends Bonnie, Matt and Meredith. [[spoiler: Stefan helps in the fight to kill Klaus and succeeds. Stefan and Elena finally reunite after much chaos, pain, struggles and obstacles. Elena finally chooses Stefan over Damon to be her eternal life partner. In order for Elena to spend forever, an eternity with Stefan, she drinks some of the water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena happily reunite.]]
name comes: Damon.



[[folder: ''Damon Salvatore'']]

Damon is the novel series' anti hero and main antagonist. Damon is Stefan's immoral, malevolent elder brother. He was born October 31, 1469 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died due to an illness that had weakened her a few years after Stefan's birth. Damon is a five hundred plus year old immortal who was born during the period of The Renaissance. He, along with his younger brother Stefan, fell in love with a young Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire in his early twenties. Physically, Damon is described to be extremely gorgeous with handsome features, high cheekbones, and a cruel mouth. He has straight, fine, black hair, black eyes the color of the midnight sky, and very pale complexion. Damon is said to strongly physically resemble his younger brother Stefan due to family relation. This is noticed both by Elena and Bonnie. Although Stefan and Damon have a strong resemblance to one another, there are slight physical differences between him and Stefan (Stefan has the thick, wavy-ish hair, Damon fine straight hair and Stefan has green eyes, Damon has black eyes). Damon, like Stefan, wears a silver ring with a large lapis lazuli stone on the middle finger of his left hand to protect him from the sunlight.
During his human years, Damon was described to be rebellious, disobedient, delinquent, troublesome, insubordinate, self-centred, proud, arrogant, reckless, careless, impulsive, irresponsible, envious, competitive, adventurous. However, Damon did possess seduction and poise of that of a proud aristocrat. He had little to no respect for authority and duty; the complete opposite of Stefan. Damon made and lived by his own rules, refusing to listen to or follow authority and stand up to the concepts of duty and responsibility. Damon preferred living adventure, wildness, and danger; seeking out pure self-pleasure above all, even family and duty to Florence. Damon engaged in various activities that involved danger and living on the edge such as gambling, drinking, jousting, sword fighting, womanizing and hunting and hawking. Due to Damon's rebelliousness and wild lifestyle, he was seen as strongly irresponsible and a "ne'er do well" coward by most of the entire town of Florence, including his own father Giuseppe, who has always expressed resentment and extremely disappointment in Damon and whom Damon never had a good relationship with since childhood. Personality wise, Damon is the complete and total opposite of his younger brother Stefan. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Damon is described to be cold, sinister, sadistic, impulsive, selfish, prideful, arrogant, vain, envious, controlling, manipulative, powerful, dangerous, reckless, unkind, uncaring, cold-hearted, ruthless and unsympathetic. However, Damon is also capable of being loyal, determined, passionate, protective (especially where Bonnie is concerned) and capable of affection with only a very select few of people. Normally Damon is rather self-contained and emotionless, however, Damon seems to possess a quick, violent temper and lash outwardly towards others in extreme fury and anger, very much like his father Giuseppe. This is probably one reason why Giuseppe and Damon clashed so severely during Damon's childhood and human life.

Damon strongly despises humans and he has little to no regard for human life. He is guiltless and remorseless and has little to no problem with killing and torturing many innocent humans or taking human life mainly for their blood supply. It was revealed that after Damon had transformed into a vampire, Damon had joined one of the Free Companies which included ruthless mercenaries, that involved robbing and plundering. Damon had wandered all across the world; fighting, torturing and killing many innocent humans along the many centuries to rob their life essence (blood) for gain in Power. Damon did this to gain a significant amount of Power so that he could be much stronger then that of Stefan to torture him. Stefan, as opposed to Damon, has never killed any humans or drank human blood during his immortal life and had lived off a strict animal blood diet, which caused Stefan to be weaker in his Power. Damon also has little to no problem with threatening and intimidating small children, such as Elena's younger sister, Margaret. Damon likes to manipulate and torture humans for his own personal pleasure and he is highly sadistic in nature. He is shorter and stockier than Stefan but more powerful since he feeds off human blood straight from the vein. Damon enjoys toying with, torturing and tormenting his younger brother Stefan and making him feel weak and vulnerable. In regards to romance, Damon has been shown to display deep feelings for Elena and Bonnie but in different ways. Damon has strong feelings of passion and desire for Elena and he has made it his goal to make Elena his 'Princess of Darkness'. Damon has repeatedly offered Elena a life of adventure and power in the darkness but Elena has rejected Damon's wishes repeatedly and remained stoically loyal to Stefan and her love for him. This has caused Damon to become extremely angry, jealous and vengeful towards Stefan. Aside from Elena, Damon has a deep, intense bond with Bonnie. The two have a deep, unusual and unbreakable bond between one another physically and emotionally. Damon is also always seen to be extremely protective of her, especially whenever she is in trouble. He even goes so far as to sacrifice himself for her and cried when he found out she'd been kidnapped in Midnight. Damon is seen to be very gentle and tender towards Bonnie and she seems to bring out the more 'human' side of Damon without any effort and before Elena ever could.

During his human life, Damon was always in the shadows of his younger brother Stefan. Between he and Stefan, Stefan was the favoured child with everyone, including Damon and Stefan's parents, especially their father, Giuseppe. Damon never got along with his father since childhood and had a rather strained relationship with him, the complete opposite of Stefan, who Giuseppe strongly favoured. It was revealed in the series that when Damon and Stefan were young children after their mother had passed away, Giuseppe would often get into raging, intense and heated arguments and fights with a young Damon, normally when Giuseppe was also rather drunk. During the intense, heated fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Giuseppe would physically beat and abuse Damon. It was also revealed that during the fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Stefan would often step between Giuseppe and Damon while they were fighting, to prevent the argument from escalating and to stop Giuseppe from beating and abusing Damon. Because of this, Stefan has always been given the role of peacemaker within the family, especially after their mother died. Due to Stefan always being the chosen one, preferred one or the favourite amongst everyone, and Stefan constantly being given attention, love, and respect since their human lives, there was always a lot of anger, hatred, revenge and jealousy towards Stefan from Damon since childhood.

Because of Damon's jealousy, anger and envy towards his brother, Damon made it his life's goal both as a mortal and immortal to mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically torment Stefan as much as possible, including threatening to kill Stefan on multiple occasions. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed Stefan since childhood, not just out of jealousy towards Stefan but because he thinks that Stefan is to blame and is responsible for the death of their mother, who was weakened and fell very ill after she gave birth to Stefan and never recovered afterwards. Because of this, Stefan has always felt responsible and has felt extremely guilty about his mother's death, thinking that he is to blame, even though it was not Stefan's fault. Although Stefan doesn't have much memory of his mother before she died, it was said that Damon was quite close to her and she was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of temperament and personality; she was said to possess a warm, kind, compassionate and caring personality, similar to that of Stefan. Although Damon repeatedly admits to passionately loathing his younger brother Stefan since their human years and since childhood, it has been evident throughout the course of the series that Damon does in fact love and care about the younger Salvatore and has secretly wanted to be 'worthy' of Stefan and his brotherhood eventually. Currently, Damon is living within the town of Fells Church alongside his brother Stefan, who is attending college with Elena, Zander, Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. [[spoiler: Damon is upset that Elena choose Stefan. Because of this, Damon becomes the old Damon again and begins to kill. Damon tells everyone that he is done with them and wants no part with their lives anymore. Damon watches over the only two people he cares about, Stefan and Elena. Elena and Stefan try to help Damon from succumbing deeper into darkness, but they don't initially succeed. Finally, Elena and Damon make a deal with the Guardians to save and preserve his life. In the end, Damon is back to normal. Damon tells Elena that they will always be good friends, will always be inlove with her and that he understands that Elena will always love and choose Stefan no matter what. Damon tells Elena that he is ready to move on and live his immortal life as an adventurer.]]

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[[folder: ''Damon Salvatore'']]

The Hunters: Phantom (Book VIII)]]

The group explores the restored Fell's Church, but they are still sad that Damon has died. Elena is reunited with her family, which has hired Caleb Smallwood to work on their yard. He says that he is Tyler's cousin and that he has been staying with Tyler's parents since Tyler "ran away." As the friends leave to pick up Alaric and his friend, Dr. Celia Connor, at the train station, a rose that had appeared at Elena's doorstep cuts Bonnie. The blood pouring out of it spells "Celia" on her arm. At the train station, Celia is almost killed when her scarf gets caught in the train door, but Stefan saves her by ripping the scarf. The shreds spell "Meredith." Meanwhile, on the Dark Moon, Damon crawls out of the mountains of liquified ash. Sage finds him, helps Damon remember who he is, and lets him use the Mystical Elevator to return to Fell's Church. Up to this point, Damon has appeared to Elena in dreams. Elena sees him in her room one night, and he tells her that the energy from Inari's Star Ball gave him life. Elena goes to the cemetery to visit her parents and sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is evil. Later, Bonnie knocks down Mrs. Flowers' knitting, which spells "Bonnie" on the ground. She tries to do a spell to contact Damon, but ends in a coma after being overcome by darkness. Now Elena knows that
Damon is alive. When Elena tells Damon, he investigates by letting the novel series' anti hero darkness take him. His consciousness ends on the Dark Moon. Stefan takes Elena to the Smallwoods' shed, and main antagonist. they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. He is descended from werewolves and possesses some witchcraft abilities. Stefan and Elena go shopping, but Elena sees people from high school and becomes envious that they have the normal lives. Darkness overtakes her, and she passes out after Stefan notices a shopkeeper's hair flowing in the shape of the name "Matt." Stefan takes Meredith and Matt to the Smallwoods' house to confront Caleb. Matt passes out after he thinks about Tyler's popularity. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. At the boarding house, Mrs. Flowers says she believes that a phantom that is feeding off envy may be the culprit. They perform a spell to summon the phantom. Meanwhile, Elena meets Bonnie in the land of the flowers that can hold special spells. Matt also arrives, and Elena tells them to look for the way out, which they find. They see Sage in the nexus room and run to the Dark Moon, where Damon is Stefan's immoral, malevolent elder brother. He was born October 31, 1469 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore battling a misty blue figure. They all start fighting it, and his unnamed mother, who died due to an illness that had weakened her a few years after Stefan's birth. Damon is a five hundred plus year old immortal who was born during suddenly they end in the period of The Renaissance. He, along with his younger brother Stefan, fell in love with a young Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire in his early twenties. Physically, Damon is described to be extremely gorgeous with handsome features, high cheekbones, and a cruel mouth. He has straight, fine, black hair, black eyes the color garage of the midnight sky, and very pale complexion. boarding house. Damon says that the creature is said to strongly physically resemble his younger brother Stefan due to family relation. This the original phantom, which is noticed both much more powerful than an ordinary phantom. The original phantoms were trapped on the Dark Moon by the guardians, but Elena destroyed their prison, and Bonnie. Although the phantom of envy followed them to Fell's Church. The phantom tells everyone why they should be envious of others, pitting Stefan and Damon have a strong resemblance to one another, there are slight physical differences between him and Stefan (Stefan has the thick, wavy-ish hair, Damon fine straight hair and Stefan has green eyes, Damon has black eyes). Damon, like Stefan, wears a silver ring with a large lapis lazuli stone on the middle finger of his left hand to protect him from the sunlight.
During his human years, Damon was described to be rebellious, disobedient, delinquent, troublesome, insubordinate, self-centred, proud, arrogant, reckless, careless, impulsive, irresponsible, envious, competitive, adventurous. However, Damon did possess seduction and poise of that of a proud aristocrat. He had little to no respect for authority and duty; the complete opposite of Stefan. Damon made and lived by his own rules, refusing to listen to or follow authority and stand up to the concepts of duty and responsibility. Damon preferred living adventure, wildness, and danger; seeking out pure self-pleasure above all, even family and duty to Florence. Damon engaged in various activities that involved danger and living on the edge such as gambling, drinking, jousting, sword fighting, womanizing and hunting and hawking. Due to Damon's rebelliousness and wild lifestyle, he was seen as strongly irresponsible and a "ne'er do well" coward by most of the entire town of Florence, including his own father Giuseppe, who has always expressed resentment and extremely disappointment in Damon and whom Damon never had a good relationship with since childhood. Personality wise, Damon is the complete and total opposite of his younger brother Stefan. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Damon is described to be cold, sinister, sadistic, impulsive, selfish, prideful, arrogant, vain, envious, controlling, manipulative, powerful, dangerous, reckless, unkind, uncaring, cold-hearted, ruthless and unsympathetic. However, Damon is also capable of being loyal, determined, passionate, protective (especially where Bonnie is concerned) and capable of affection with only a very select few of people. Normally Damon is rather self-contained and emotionless, however, Damon seems to possess a quick, violent temper and lash outwardly towards others in extreme fury and anger, very much like his father Giuseppe. This is probably one reason why Giuseppe and Damon clashed so severely during Damon's childhood and human life.

Damon strongly despises humans and he has little to no regard for human life. He is guiltless and remorseless and has little to no problem with killing and torturing many innocent humans or taking human life mainly for their blood supply. It was revealed that after Damon had transformed into a vampire, Damon had joined one of the Free Companies which included ruthless mercenaries, that involved robbing and plundering. Damon had wandered all across the world; fighting, torturing and killing many innocent humans along the many centuries to rob their life essence (blood) for gain in Power. Damon did this to gain a significant amount of Power so that he could be much stronger then that of Stefan to torture him. Stefan, as opposed to Damon, has never killed any humans or drank human blood during his immortal life and had lived off a strict animal blood diet, which caused Stefan to be weaker in his Power. Damon also has little to no problem with threatening and intimidating small children, such as Elena's younger sister, Margaret. Damon likes to manipulate and torture humans for his own personal pleasure and he is highly sadistic in nature. He is shorter and stockier than Stefan but more powerful since he feeds off human blood straight from the vein. Damon enjoys toying with, torturing and tormenting his younger brother Stefan and making him feel weak and vulnerable. In regards to romance, Damon has been shown to display deep feelings for Elena and Bonnie but in different ways. Damon has strong feelings of passion and desire for Elena and he has made it his goal to make Elena his 'Princess of Darkness'. Damon has repeatedly offered Elena a life of adventure and power in the darkness but Elena has rejected Damon's wishes repeatedly and remained stoically loyal to Stefan and her love for him. This has caused Damon to become extremely angry, jealous and vengeful towards Stefan. Aside from Elena, Damon has a deep, intense bond with Bonnie. The two have a deep, unusual and unbreakable bond between
against one another physically in a brutal fight. As the rest of the group admits their jealousies and emotionally. casts them away, weakening the phantom, Elena makes the brothers reconcile. Damon is also always seen to be extremely protective of her, especially whenever she is in trouble. He even goes so far as to sacrifice himself for her throws a candle at the phantom, setting it on fire, and cried when he found out she'd been kidnapped in Midnight. Damon is seen to be very gentle Elena reaches into the creature's core and tender towards Bonnie and she seems to bring pulls out the more 'human' side of rose inside, destroying the phantom. Damon without any effort and before gives Elena ever could.

During
his human life, Damon was always in blood to heal her burns as the shadows of his younger brother Stefan. Between he and Stefan, Stefan was fire department arrives to put out the favoured child with everyone, including Damon and Stefan's parents, especially their father, Giuseppe. Damon never got along with his father since childhood and had a rather strained relationship with him, fire. Everyone then looks forward to the complete opposite of Stefan, who Giuseppe strongly favoured. It was revealed in the series that when Damon and Stefan were young children after their mother had passed away, Giuseppe would often get into raging, intense and heated arguments and fights with a young Damon, normally when Giuseppe was also rather drunk. During the intense, heated fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Giuseppe would physically beat and abuse Damon. It was also revealed that during the fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Stefan would often step between Giuseppe and Damon while they were fighting, to prevent the argument from escalating and to stop Giuseppe from beating and abusing Damon. Because of this, Stefan has always been given the role of peacemaker within the family, especially after their mother died. Due to Stefan always being the chosen one, preferred one or the favourite amongst everyone, and Stefan constantly being given attention, love, and respect since their human lives, there was always a lot of anger, hatred, revenge and jealousy towards Stefan from Damon since childhood.

Because of Damon's jealousy, anger and envy towards his brother, Damon made it his life's goal both as a mortal and immortal to mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically torment Stefan as much as possible, including threatening to kill Stefan on multiple occasions. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed Stefan since childhood, not just out of jealousy towards Stefan but because he thinks that Stefan is to blame and is responsible for the death of their mother, who was weakened and fell very ill after she gave birth to Stefan and never recovered afterwards. Because of this, Stefan has always felt responsible and has felt extremely guilty about his mother's death, thinking that he is to blame, even though it was not Stefan's fault. Although Stefan doesn't have much memory of his mother before she died, it was said that Damon was quite close to her and she was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of temperament and personality; she was said to possess a warm, kind, compassionate and caring personality, similar to that of Stefan. Although Damon repeatedly admits to passionately loathing his younger brother Stefan since their human years and since childhood, it has been evident throughout the course of the series that Damon does in fact love and care about the younger Salvatore and has secretly wanted to be 'worthy' of Stefan and his brotherhood eventually. Currently, Damon is living within the town of Fells Church alongside his brother Stefan, who is attending college with Elena, Zander, Bonnie, Meredith and Matt. [[spoiler: Damon is upset that Elena choose Stefan. Because of this, Damon becomes the old Damon again and begins to kill. Damon tells everyone that he is done with them and wants no part with their lives anymore. Damon watches over the only two people he cares about, Stefan and Elena. Elena and Stefan try to help Damon from succumbing deeper into darkness, but they don't initially succeed. Finally, Elena and Damon make a deal with the Guardians to save and preserve his life. In the end, Damon is back to normal. Damon tells Elena that they will always be good friends, will always be inlove with her and that he understands that Elena will always love and choose Stefan no matter what. Damon tells Elena that he is ready to move on and live his immortal life as an adventurer.]]
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[[folder: ''Bonnie McCullough'']]

Bonnie is a main female character of the book series. She was born September 8, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia. She is the best friend of Elena Gilbert and Meredith Sulez. She also used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes since childhood, alongside Elena and Meredith, but became distant from her as they got older due to personal reasons. Bonnie is a powerful psychic witch who is descended from Celtic Druids. She eventually develops strong, deep feelings for Damon, and has an unusual, unbreakable bond with him, physically and emotionally. Bonnie is of Scottish-American descent. She has the one older sister called Mary who is three or four years older and is a nurse. It's also hinted that she may have another older sister but it was never confirmed. Physically, Bonnie is described to be petite (about 4'7" to 4'11" in height) and has large, childlike brown eyes with long, heavy, black eyelashes and strawberry-red hair that she had permed at the very start of the books but is naturally straight. She has the white, pale skin that Damon describes as translucent. Her physique is described to be somewhat underdeveloped and because of this, Damon often refers to Bonnie as a 'woman-child'. She is considered classically beautiful but has yet to grow into herself. Personality wise, Bonnie is described as bubbly, optimistic, cheerful, kind, caring, selfless, brave, loyal and protective. She is sometimes considered to be the weakest member of the group because she is the most emotional and compassionate out of everyone, but she is always willing to help and to protect her friends and loved ones in any way that she can, regardless of the danger. This proves how brave she in dangerous situations, despite everyone around her thinking differently and believing that she is not capable of protecting herself because of her childlike looks. Bonnie has always been considered second and third compared to Elena and Meredith, but because she is not an envious person by nature it doesn't normally affect her or bother her.

Because of her personality, Bonnie can also be taken for granted by most people including her friends, especially in regards to her empathy and ability of giving to others without asking for anything in return. In general, Bonnie is sweet, enthusiastic, unselfish, kind and humble, in retrospect, she is the complete the opposite of Damon. She is also powerful and helps the group many times. Bonnie doesn't like her psychic powers because when she over uses them, she sometimes falls unconscious, faints or blacks out but when asked by Honoria Fell, she decides to keep them and she tries to use them as well as her late Grandma in Scotland had used them. Bonnie is terrified of her strong abilities and powers and what she is capable of doing with them, fearing that her powers might control her rather than the other way around. Bonnie tends to pass out after her visions and has yet to show any real usage of her power. Later in the story she develops a connection with Matt, but her connection with him are more platonic and brotherly in nature. Bonnie talks about the prophecy in which her grandmother told her that she would die young and be young and beautiful in her grave. Bonnie is attending college with her friends Elena, Stefan, Meredith and Matt. At college, Bonnie meets an original werewolf named Zander in the book Moonsong, who has told her that he loves her. Both Zander and Elena have shown a dislike towards one another, due to a strong lack of trust between the two. [[spoiler: Zander and Bonnie develop a stronger romantic connection and relationship and the two end up happy together.]]

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[[folder: ''Bonnie McCullough'']]

The Hunters: Moonsong (Book IX)]]

Elena is upset by the fact that she is leaving home for college. She says goodbye to her family and leaves with Stefan and Damon for college. She thinks about how Stefan compelled the admissions office into giving her,
Bonnie is a main female character of the book series. She was born September 8, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia. She is the best friend of Elena Gilbert and Meredith Sulez. She the best dorm as well as a separate dorm room for himself. He also used compels them into allowing Meredith and Matt into the school; the latter on a football scholarship. Meredith had originally been agreed to be close friends with Caroline Forbes since childhood, Harvard and Matt agreed to a top football school but both had decided to go to Dalcrest College alongside Elena and Meredith, but became distant from her as they got older due to personal reasons. Elena, Bonnie is and Stefan to protect Fell's Church should any danger arise. Matt however, felt too guilty to accept a powerful psychic witch who is descended from Celtic Druids. She luxurious dorms like the girls, as he had already taken a scholarship meant for somebody else. Damon rents an apartment in the city preferring not to go back to college. As the school year begins, Elena worries about destroying the brothers new found friendship and brotherhood and becoming like Katherine. However, eventually develops strong, deep feelings for Damon, and has an unusual, unbreakable bond with him, physically and emotionally. Bonnie is of Scottish-American descent. She has the one older sister called Mary who is three or four years older and is a nurse. It's also hinted that she may have another older sister but it was never confirmed. Physically, Bonnie is described to be petite (about 4'7" to 4'11" in height) and has large, childlike brown eyes with long, heavy, black eyelashes and strawberry-red hair that she had permed at the very start of the books but is naturally straight. She has the white, pale skin that Damon describes as translucent. Her physique is described to be somewhat underdeveloped and because of this, Damon often refers to Bonnie as a 'woman-child'. She is considered classically beautiful but has yet to grow into herself. Personality wise, Bonnie is described as bubbly, optimistic, cheerful, kind, caring, selfless, brave, loyal and protective. She is sometimes considered to be the weakest member of the group because she is the most emotional and compassionate out of everyone, but she is always willing to help and to protect her friends and loved ones in any way that she can, regardless of the danger. This proves how brave she in dangerous situations, despite everyone around her thinking differently and believing that she is not capable of protecting herself because of her childlike looks. Bonnie has always been considered second and third compared to Elena and Meredith, but because she is not an envious person by nature it doesn't normally affect her or bother her.

Because of her personality, Bonnie can also be taken for granted by most people including her friends, especially in regards to her empathy and ability of giving to others without asking for anything in return. In general, Bonnie is sweet, enthusiastic, unselfish, kind and humble, in retrospect, she is the complete the opposite of Damon. She is also powerful and helps the group many times. Bonnie doesn't like her psychic powers because when she over uses them, she sometimes falls unconscious, faints or blacks out but when asked by Honoria Fell,
she decides to keep take a break from both of them and so she tries to use them as well as can sort out her late Grandma in Scotland had used them. Bonnie is terrified of her strong abilities and powers and what she is capable of doing with them, fearing that her powers might control her rather than feelings. During the other way around. Bonnie tends to pass out after her visions and has yet to show any real usage first week of her power. Later in the story she develops a connection with Matt, but her connection with him are more platonic and brotherly in nature. Bonnie talks about the prophecy in which her grandmother told her that she would die young and be young and beautiful in her grave. Bonnie is attending college with her friends Elena, Stefan, Meredith and Matt. At college, Bonnie meets a boy while in a bookshop named Zander. She immediately falls for him and later that week, arranges a date with him. She gets really close to him and his friends. Meredith begins training with a fellow student named Samantha. Matt is invited to join a special fraternity called the Vitale Society. While all this occurs, murders and disappearances within the school begin. The gang fear it may be supernaturally related and so they all investigate. As they investigate, Meredith learns her new friend Samantha is a fellow hunter slayer. Thrilled, they begin to patrol together in order to help each other to develop their skills. Meredith shows time and time again, that she is much more skilled then Samantha. Matt's roommate eventually becomes a victim and Meredith thinks she sees Bonnie's new boyfriend Zander running away while she chases the murderer of another student. Meredith and Elena voice their concerns about Zander, causing Bonnie to leave furiously- After accusing them of envy over her new romance, while Alaric is back in Fell's Church and Elena is separated with Stefan. Bonnie leaves to live with Zander. Damon continues to pursue Elena despite her asking for space and he saves Elena's life from a speeding car. They are caught kissing by Stefan. Furious, Stefan tells Elena that he doesn't want to be with her anymore and then leaves devastated, but not before cutting ties with Damon again. Due to this, Elena decides to start something with Damon. Matt continues in his strive to be a Vitale pledge. As he goes on, he falls for a fellow pledge, Chloe. However, once he gains the courage to ask her out, she is revealed to be the leader of his society's girlfriend "Ethan". Matt is disappointed but continues to be her friend. He feels as though he can finally move on from Elena and even has some negative thoughts about her. When his roommate dies, he begins to spend less time with the group. He completes all the necessary tasks required to join the Vitale society during initiation night. Meredith's friend Samantha is found dead, in her room, having been viciously murdered. Meredith takes it hard and although Bonnie, Matt and Stefan are less involved in the group, she, Elena and Damon continue to investigate more thoroughly. Elena meantime, meets a new professor who reveals he was a friend of her parents who had actually met at Dalcrest College. He doesn't reveal everything he knows about the murders and when Elena pushes him, he caves and tells the group everything. The Vitale society used to be a school society, but has turned into what resembles a cult. He also tells Elena that when it was a school society, he and her parents were a part of it. One day, a Guardian came to them. He gave off such peace and power, they believed him to be an angel. Elena notes that they are definitely not angels after thinking about everything they did. However, he tells Elena that the Guardian said that they needed someone to have a daughter who would change the balance among good and evil in the world and would have amazing powers. He also revealed that the Guardians would take her at age 12. Elena reveals that she had powers but that the Guardians stripped them from her. She ponders over getting her powers back and that she did not know that Guardians could be male but cannot help feeling upset that her parents raised her to be taken. The professor reveals however that when the time came, they could not do it and called him as he had some skill in sorcery. However, they died a few days later and Elena was kept safe so he never could do anything. Elena wonders what is going on but leaves and keeps it from Damon. Bonnie is told by Zander that he is a werewolf and knowing that to become a werewolf, you must kill somebody, she flees. Stefan figures out that Matt's new group is evil and has very bad intentions after talking to both Damon and Elena about their recent discoveries but can only manage to save Matt from the revealed vampire group. He warns the rest of the gang who come together to help. The leader of the group "Ethan" reveals to Stefan that one of Klaus' descendants turned him and that he plans to resurrect him at the equinox. He needs the blood of his descendants however which is where Stefan and Damon come in. As the gang arrive, Damon permits only Meredith and a stubborn Elena to help in the fight. Things go well until Meredith is caught off guard and Damon is outnumbered. However, they manage to win the fight but not before Ethan gets a vial of Damon's blood. However, Meredith kills him before he can do anything. Also, everyone in the gang feels like best friends again and everyone once again feels at home with one another. As the gang leave and prepare to hunt and kill the newly turned pledges and their minders, Bonnie returns to Zander now knowing he was not the campus killer. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf named Zander in gene and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the book Moonsong, who has told her power to stop turning on full moons and if he is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he loves her. Both and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows its on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension so as not to confuse him. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Meredith missed Ethan's heart and he is still alive with both of the Salvatore's blood and can complete the ritual as expected the equinox unknown to Elena have shown a dislike towards one another, due to a strong lack of trust between the two. [[spoiler: Zander and Bonnie develop a stronger romantic connection and relationship and the two end up happy together.]]her friends.



[[folder: ''Meredith Sulez'']]

Meredith is a main female character of the book series. She was born 6 June 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia, although ever since childhood, Meredith always celebrated her birthday a week before her actual birth date which was May 31. Meredith is best friends with both Elena Gilbert and Bonnie McCullough since the first grade, and she is also close friends with Matt Honeycutt and Stefan Salvatore. Meredith used to be friends with Caroline Forbes alongside Elena and Bonnie, but eventually grew apart due to personal reasons. Meredith does not care for Stefan's elder brother, Damon Salvatore and she is one character who's not impressed by him or enamored by his charms whatsoever. She is Latina in descent and physically, she is tall, with an olive complexion, dark brown eyes, heavy black lashes, and thick, loose black hair. According to Elena, she never wears make-up because she doesn't need any. She is described as elegant, graceful, and beautiful. She has a very wry personality, often making keen observations or comments in a dry tone. She is normally very cool and unflappable, intelligent, intellectual, calm under pressure, and extremely competent. Meredith is extremely cynical when it comes to vampires. When Stefan first arrives at school, Meredith, along with every other girl in the school, finds Stefan strongly attractive. She later falls in love with Alaric Saltzman, the school's young and new history teacher, and has a long-distance relationship with him as he studies abroad in Russia. She is the only human female character in the novels who seems to be completely unfazed by Damon in some way and is the only person Damon admits to being afraid of. In The Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol. 3: Midnight, it is revealed that Meredith has a twin brother named Cristian Sulez. On Meredith and Cristian's third birthday, Klaus, the Original vampire, influenced Meredith to drink Cristian's blood. Then he kidnapped Cristian and fed him blood, slowly turning him into a vampire. Although it is not explained how, Cristian grew into an 18 year old even though he is a vampire. Since Cristian was four, Klaus has sent Meredith's parents, Nando and Gabriela Sulez, pictures of Cristian. Before Klaus kidnapped Cristian, he instructed Meredith's parents to feed Meredith a tablespoon of animal blood every week or she would die. This has resulted in Meredith's canines being like "kitten teeth" although she is not a vampire. Both her parents and at least one grandmother are alive. Meredith's mother used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes' mother a long time before the start of the series. Meredith's grandfather currently resides in a mental institution in West Virginia. After the attack, Meredith's grandfather became a source of deep shame for the family. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie says that Meredith's parents "considered her grandfather's condition such a blot that they never allowed him to be mentioned to outsiders." In The Return: Midnight, she is revealed to be a vampire hunter and has been keeping it a secret all her life.

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[[folder: ''Meredith Sulez'']]

Meredith is a main female character of the book series. She was born 6 June 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia, although ever since childhood, Meredith always celebrated her birthday a week before her actual birth date which was May 31. Meredith is best friends with both Elena Gilbert and Bonnie McCullough since the first grade, and she is also close friends with Matt Honeycutt and Stefan Salvatore. Meredith used to be friends with Caroline Forbes alongside Elena and Bonnie, but eventually grew apart due to personal reasons. Meredith does not care for Stefan's elder brother, Damon Salvatore and she is one character who's not impressed by him or enamored by his charms whatsoever. She is Latina in descent and physically, she is tall, with an olive complexion, dark brown eyes, heavy black lashes, and thick, loose black hair. According to Elena, she never wears make-up because she doesn't need any. She is described as elegant, graceful, and beautiful. She has a very wry personality, often making keen observations or comments in a dry tone. She is normally very cool and unflappable, intelligent, intellectual, calm under pressure, and extremely competent. Meredith is extremely cynical when it comes to vampires. When Stefan first arrives at school, Meredith, along with every other girl in the school, finds Stefan strongly attractive. She later falls in love with Alaric Saltzman, the school's young and new history teacher, and has a long-distance relationship with him as he studies abroad in Russia. She is the only human female character in the novels who seems to be completely unfazed by Damon in some way and is the only person Damon admits to being afraid of. In
The Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol. 3: Midnight, it is revealed that Meredith has a twin brother named Cristian Sulez. On Meredith and Cristian's third birthday, Klaus, the Original vampire, influenced Meredith to drink Cristian's blood. Then he kidnapped Cristian and fed him blood, slowly turning him into a vampire. Although it is not explained how, Cristian grew into an 18 year old even though he is a vampire. Since Cristian was four, Klaus has sent Meredith's parents, Nando and Gabriela Sulez, pictures of Cristian. Before Klaus kidnapped Cristian, he instructed Meredith's parents to feed Meredith a tablespoon of animal blood every week or she would die. This has resulted in Meredith's canines being like "kitten teeth" although she is not a vampire. Both her parents and at least one grandmother are alive. Meredith's mother used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes' mother a long time before the start of the series. Meredith's grandfather currently resides in a mental institution in West Virginia. After the attack, Meredith's grandfather became a source of deep shame for the family. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie says that Meredith's parents "considered her grandfather's condition such a blot that they never allowed him to be mentioned to outsiders." In The Return: Midnight, she is revealed to be a vampire hunter and has been keeping it a secret all her life.Hunters: Destiny Rising (Book X)]]

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[[folder: ''Matthew "Matt" Honeycutt'']]

Matt is a male supporting character of the book series. Matt was born and raised in Fells Church, Virginia. He is Elena's childhood friend, ex-boyfriend and first love. Matt is the typical human 18-year-old 'All-American' boy-next-door, who was the high school star quarterback on the schools football team. He was on the high school football team with Tyler Smallwood and Stefan Salvatore, who played the position of wide receiver. Matt is good looking, very tall and athletic, with short, cropped blond hair and clear, honest blue eyes. Due to his family's poverty, he tends to wear older clothes. Personality wise, Matt is described as practical, friendly, kind, loyal, understanding, supportive and protective. While Matt is heartbroken at losing Elena to Stefan, he eventually accepts it. In the beginning, Matt is extremely envious of Stefan and still pines for Elena, but he shows some feelings for Bonnie, although his connection with Bonnie is more platonic or brotherly in nature. Later in the series, the relationship between Stefan and Matt is closer to that of best friends or companions. Matt, however, strongly dislikes Stefan's elder brother, Damon and they frequently fight throughout the course of the series. He is fiercely loyal and likes to see the best in people. After the events of The Fury, Matt's faith in humanity and the world was severely shaken, and he spends much of Dark Reunion in a pessimistic and defeated state. It takes a renewal of friendship and a deep heart-to-heart with his best friend, Stefan for him to regain some of his earlier determination, optimism and good humor. Matt is attending college with his friends Elena, Stefan, Bonnie and Meredith.

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!!'''Novel Characters (Bios)'''

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[[folder: ''Matthew "Matt" Honeycutt'']]

Matt
''Elena Gilbert'']]

Elena
is a male supporting the novel series' heroine, main protagonist (opposite Stefan), and the female lead character of (except Dark Reunion, which features Bonnie McCullough as the book series. Matt protagonist). Elena was born and raised 5 July, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia. He Virginia to Thomas Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert (née Morrow), who were tragically killed in a car accident years back. Elena is 17 at the beginning of the very first book, and she is the most beautiful, popular girl at Robert E. Lee High School (mainly called the Queen). Physically, Elena is extremely beautiful, drop dead gorgeous and she is every boy's dream. She has an 'angelic' physical appearance. Elena has a thick, long, straight pale golden hair, which reaches just above her waist and is so fair in color, it almost seems to shimmer in the sunlights like gold. Elena has an unusual, unique eye colour of blue, which is described to be the same color of lapis lazuli stone (which is the stone vampires use to protect themselves from sunlight) with flecks of gold (but have also been described to be the colour of violets). She has a fair, pale, and creamy skin (compared to the color of swans, alabaster or porcelain) with light, pink rosy cheeks. Elena is of average height for a teenage girl and she is described to have a slender, gorgeous body. According to Stefan, Elena is about a good handspan taller than Katherine. Although Elena has a strong physical resemblance to Katherine, there are slight physical differences among the two girls. While Katherine has lighter, silvery eyebrows and eyelashes, Elena's brows and lashes are darker blonde. Katherine is described to have extremely long (it pools and trails behind her on the floor) darker blonde curly-ish hair while Elena has pale gold blonde straight hair. Elena sees herself as beautiful, therefore, she is quite proud and vain. Elena is extremely shocked and hurt when Stefan, the new boy whom she is instantly, indescribably drawn to, does not pay any attention to her in the beginning of the series, but Stefan avoided her for other personal reasons which were unknown to Elena at the time.

Personality wise, Elena is described to be popular, beautiful, confident and ambitious. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Elena is described as being popular, outgoing, confident, smart, opinionated, idealistic, feisty, sociable, fearless, loving, caring, passionate, devoted, commanding, encouraging, protective, determined, strong, brave and loyal. However, on the downside, Elena can also be selfish, self-centred, entitled, proud, obstinate, stubborn, promiscuous, indecisive, aggressive, vain, headstrong, childish, spoiled, needy, clingy, demanding, conceited, attention seeking and boastful. Elena's best friends since childhood are Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez, but she was once also best friends with Caroline Forbes, who eventually turned into an enemy after Elena fell deeply in love with Stefan, when Stefan reciprocated her feelings and began a relationship with him. Before the series began, Elena had many issues and troubles in regards to then opposite sex, love and romance. She admits to using boys as trophies, prizes and using them to help boost her confidence and self-esteem. Elena's first love is her
childhood friend, ex-boyfriend and first love. Matt is Honeycutt. Unlike all the typical human 18-year-old 'All-American' boy-next-door, who was other boyfriends and boys Elena has dated, Elena genuinely loves and cares about Matt and doesn't see him the high school star quarterback on the schools football team. He was on the high school football team with Tyler Smallwood same she does other boys. Although Elena loves and cares for Matt, she feels like she loves him in more of a platonic, brotherly or friendship way. Elena's life changes forever when she unexpectedly and fatefully meets a mysterious, foreign boy from Italy, Stefan Salvatore, who played the position of wide receiver. Matt is good looking, very tall and athletic, with short, cropped blond hair and clear, honest blue eyes. Due to his family's poverty, he tends to wear older clothes. Personality wise, Matt is described as practical, friendly, kind, loyal, understanding, supportive and protective. While Matt is heartbroken at losing secretly centuries old immortal. Elena is immediately, intensely and indescribably drawn to Stefan when she first sees him and she is deeply, passionately and strongly in love with him. It was revealed in the book Shadow Souls, that Stefan is Elena's true soulmate due to the 'soulmate principle', which is a silver cord or thread (described to be the colour of moonlight) binding, linking or connecting the souls of destined, true soul mates from heart-to-heart or soul-to-soul.

Elena has a younger four-year-old sister named Margaret, and she and her sister lives with her legal guardian Aunt Judith Gilbert (her father's sister) and Uncle Robert Maxwell. Although Elena is deeply in love with
Stefan, he eventually accepts it. In the beginning, Matt is extremely envious of Stefan and still pines for Elena, but he shows some she later also develops feelings for Bonnie, although his connection with Bonnie is more platonic or brotherly in nature. Later in the series, the relationship between Stefan and Matt is closer to that of best friends or companions. Matt, however, strongly dislikes Damon, Stefan's elder brother, older brother. Throughout the series she has to face hard challenges, such as becoming a vampire unwillingly, truly dying to save both Stefan and Damon, then coming back to life as a guardian angel, travelling to the Dark Dimension (in order to save her beloved Stefan), facing kitsune, and fighting a phantom. Elena greatly resembles a vampire, Katherine, and worries that she will become like her and that Stefan and Damon are drawn to her because she strongly resembles Katherine. But the differences are that Elena is a brave, strong, courageous girl and they frequently will fight for her friends and not herself. As the series progresses, she is willing to put her life at risk and do anything to help and protect the people she loves and cares about. Elena has endured much loss, grief, pain and tragedy in her very young teenage life; mostly due to the loss of her parents in a tragic, fatal car accident. Elena dies twice throughout the course of the series. He is fiercely loyal series, first dying and likes to see the best in people. After the events of The Fury, Matt's faith in humanity changing into a vampire, and the world was severely shaken, then dying as a vampire after killing Katherine to protect Stefan (and Damon) from Katherine torturing and he spends much of killing them all. Elena then comes back in Dark Reunion in as a pessimistic spirit of the afterlife and defeated state. It takes returns in Nightfall a renewal of friendship and a deep heart-to-heart supernatural human with his best friend, Stefan for him to regain some of his earlier determination, optimism angelic powers and good humor. Matt abilities. In Midnight, she is turned back into a regular human girl and begins attending college with his her love Stefan and her friends Elena, Bonnie, Matt, and Meredith. [[spoiler: Elena is half human (from her father, Thomas' side) and half angel/Guardian (from her mother, Elizabeth's side). Elena finds out she is born to be a Guardian but becomes an Earth Guardian with Andres, a young man from South America a few years older than her, who is also an Earth Guardian. Elena is saddened when Damon resorts back to his old, dark and immoral behaviour and starts to kill again because she choose Stefan. Andres helps Elena get a little power. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. Klaus finally drinks from Elena and dies. It is revealed that Elena is the one Guardian that can kill the Old Ones because of her special blood. Elena then gains all her powers and is able to live forever on Earth as an Earth Guardian with Stefan. Elena then finds out her mother, Elizabeth, was an Earth Guardian and had another daughter named Katherine, who is really Elena's half sister and was the young, beautiful vampire that both Stefan and Damon had fallen in love with back in the fifteenth century. Elena finds out that her Aunt Judith isn't her real aunt and instead, was really her mother's best friend, whom she entrusted to be the legal guardian of both Elena and Katherine. After discovering her real background, Katherine and Elena become more understanding and tolerant of each other. Elena finally chooses Stefan to be her eternal life partner and mate. In order for Elena to live forever and spend an eternity with Stefan, Bonnie Elena drinks some of the special water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Meredith.Youth. Stefan and Elena reunite and end up happily together.]]



[[folder: ''Caroline Forbes'']]

Caroline is a female supporting character of the book series. She is described as being attractive in a model-esque way, tall, curvaceous, and bronzed. She has the thick, wavy, auburn hair and catlike, slanted, bright green eyes. She frequently wears skimpy clothing that emphasizes her assets and shows off her bronzed complexion. Caroline's personality is difficult to ascertain, as readers mostly see her being adversarial to Elena. Caroline has a younger brother named Daniel. Her father joins a lynching party to stake Stefan and/or shoot him with wooden bullets. Elena notes that she and Caroline used to be the best of friends, though they developed a rivalry for social status. Caroline also used to be friends with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Over the summer, while Elena was in France, Caroline turned on her, and when Elena returns on the first day of school, she is met with a cold reception. Originally, Caroline wanted Stefan for herself but Elena was indescribably and strongly drawn to him. This caused the rivalry between Caroline and Elena to heat up intensely. From what is displayed of Caroline's personality in the books, she is extremely competitive, manipulative, cunning, selfish, shallow, and self-centered. She takes social slights very personally and seems to value status above most other things. After Elena's second and then-final death, Caroline seems to have a change of heart; she rejoins her old friends, Bonnie and Meredith, and stops speaking ill of Elena. Caroline eventually gets involved in a relationship with Tyler Smallwood. In The Return: Nightfall, it is revealed that Caroline is pregnant with Tyler's unborn twins but Tyler does not know this. At first, it was suspected that Matt Honeycutt was the father of Caroline's unborn children, but it is confirmed that Tyler is the real father. Because Tyler is a werewolf, the babies are hybrids, being half human, half werewolf. Therefore, both unborn children are carrying the werewolf gene and could possibly change into werewolves in the future.

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[[folder: ''Caroline Forbes'']]

Caroline
''Stefan Salvatore'']]

Stefan is the novel series' hero, male protagonist (opposite Elena), and male lead character. Stefan is Damon's moral, benevolent younger brother. He was born on 5 November, 1474 in Florence, Italy to Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died a few years after Stefan's birth due to an illness. Stefan
is a female supporting character five hundred plus year old immortal born during the time of The Renaissance, who was one of the book series. She Salvatore brothers that fell deeply in love with a young beautiful Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild, during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire when he was a 17 year old human boy. During his human life, Stefan was a noble, aristocratic young man who lived by a strict code of morals, values, ethics and code of honor. Stefan strongly believed in nobility, duty, responsibility, justice and doing the right thing as much as possible. In his human years, Stefan was seen to be deeply sentimental and he was shown to care about family, friends, memories, duty, his ambitions and studies, responsibility and serving his duty to his hometown of Florence. Between he and Damon, Stefan was the favored child with everyone, especially his father Giuseppe, mostly because Stefan was seen by everyone as a good, noble, obedient, and ideal son. Stefan was Giuseppe's favorite son and held Stefan at high regard and respect because he was obedient, dutiful, studious, noble and responsible.

Physically, Stefan is extremely gorgeous and inhumanely beautiful with classically handsome fine facial features which are youthful, boyish and fresh in appearance. He has a straight classical nose, full perfectly shaped lips, and high cheekbones which are sculptors dream. Stefan has the thick, soft, black wavy-ish hair, intense, captivating and piercing green eyes, which are described to be the color of emeralds, malachite or summer oak leaves and very pale, clear skin. He is taller than Damon with a lean, flat-muscled body with long legs, and lithe, hard muscles in his arms and chest. Stefan is said to strongly physically resemble Damon due to family relation; this is noticed by both Elena and Bonnie. Stefan wears a heavy silver ring with a large, round lapis lazuli stone (given to him by Katherine) on the middle finger of his right hand in order for him to walk in the sunlight.

Personality wise, Stefan
is described as being attractive in a model-esque way, tall, curvaceous, brooding, mysterious, complex, inscrutable and bronzed. She has the thick, wavy, auburn hair and catlike, slanted, bright green eyes. She frequently wears skimpy clothing that emphasizes her assets and shows off her bronzed complexion. Caroline's intense. In regards to his personality traits and characteristics, Stefan is difficult to ascertain, as readers mostly see her being adversarial to Elena. Caroline has a younger the complete and total opposite of his brother named Daniel. Her father joins a lynching party to stake Damon. Stefan and/or shoot is described to be pure of heart; compassionate, empathetic, kind, altruistic, selfless, moral, noble, brave, courageous, gallant, loyal and protective. However, on the downside, Stefan can also be depressive, martyring, guilt-ridden, isolated, self-pitying, too selfless, naive, self-loathing and stubborn. As opposed to his elder brother Damon, Stefan deeply, strongly cares about humankind and has a very strong regard for human life. Because of this, Stefan has never killed any humans during his immortal life and therefore, does not drink human blood under any circumstances and lives on a strict animal blood diet (although throughout the series, he does eventually give in to his 'no human blood ever' rule and drinks Elena's blood during times of intimacy). Although Stefan is very kind, compassionate, calm and gentle by nature, Stefan has a quick temper when provoked and can be menacing, intimidating and scary if you try to cross him, manipulate him with wooden bullets. or harm the people that he loves and cares about in any way. Stefan is stoically loyal and fiercely protective.

Not much is known of Stefan's back story or of what Stefan had been doing between the period of the time when Stefan was transformed into a vampire back in his home of Florence and the time he came to Fells Church, but it could be presumed that Stefan was living in the shadows while saving or protecting humans who were ever in any harm or danger. Although Stefan had lived in secret and in the shadows, Stefan yearned to live amongst humankind, desiring to relive his humanity, the humanity that he had lost against his will many centuries ago. Stefan is also a strong romantic at heart; he is very chivalrous, gallant, well-mannered and polite towards the opposite sex and he loves very intensely, deeply and passionately. Stefan is at first seen to be shy, quiet and reserved, however, eventually he opens up to the humans around him and makes good, solid and lasting friendships and acquaintances. When Stefan lets his guard down, he is practical, charming, pleasant, friendly and likeable and also possesses a dry sense of humor.

Stefan arrives in Fells Church to start a new life and live amongst humans and enrolls as a high school student at Robert E. Lee High School to blend in like a regular 17 year old human. It is there, where Stefan unexpectedly, fatefully and inevitably meets
Elena notes Gilbert. He is intensely, immediately and indescribably drawn to her. He fell for her at first sight, but because Elena bears a striking resemblance to his past and first love, Katherine, he repeatedly tries to avoid her at all costs during the beginning of the series, feeling that she their uncanny physical resemblance brings up painful, sorrowful memories of his dark past. Later in the series, Stefan eventually lets his walls crumble and Caroline used falls in even deeper and more passionate love with Elena. However, although Stefan falls for Elena, and Elena reciprocates his love just as strongly and passionately, his elder and malevolent brother, Damon, follows him to be Fells Church to make torture him and make his life chaos. Damon repeatedly makes threats and attempts to try to rob Elena away from him out of revenge, anger and envy against him. In Shadow Souls, it was revealed that Elena is Stefan's true soulmate, due to the best of friends, though they developed a rivalry for social status. Caroline also used to be friends 'soulmate principle'. Stefan develops strong friendships with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Over the summer, while Elena was in France, Caroline turned on her, and when Elena returns on the first day of school, she is met with a cold reception. Originally, Caroline wanted Stefan for herself but Elena was indescribably and strongly drawn to him. This caused the rivalry between Caroline and Elena to heat up intensely. From what is displayed of Caroline's personality in the books, she is extremely competitive, manipulative, cunning, selfish, shallow, and self-centered. She takes social slights very personally and seems to value status above most other things. After becomes best friends with Matt Honeycutt, Elena's second childhood friend and then-final death, Caroline seems to have a change of heart; she rejoins her old friends, Bonnie and Meredith, and stops speaking ill of Elena. Caroline eventually gets involved first love, in The Awakening. Although Matt is still in love with Elena when Stefan begins a relationship with Tyler Smallwood. her, Matt supports Stefan and Elena being together and believes that Stefan is a good individual, despite him being a vampire. Throughout the course of the series, Stefan has been strewn out of Fells Church, mostly out of his control (and mostly, by Damon's influence), causing him and Elena to repeatedly become separated from each other against their will. Due to all the unexpected, unusual events surrounding both Stefan and Elena, they have both have had to overcome many obstacles, trials and tribulations and their strong love for each other has been tested repeatedly throughout the series. Because of this, it has caused Stefan to leave Elena's well-being and life in the hands of his impulsive, immoral and dangerous brother, Damon.

Though Stefan and Damon do not see eye to eye, Stefan still deeply loves his elder brother and strongly believes that Damon has an inner humanity deep inside him, despite Damon's constant of committing amoral acts.
In The Return: Nightfall, it is regards to Damon, Stefan has a rather complicated and even strained relationship with his elder brother, ever since childhood. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed or hated his brother ever since they were children, and Stefan could never understand why Damon always hated him so much. Stefan believes that the deep hatred that Damon harbored against him had to do with the untimely death of their mother due to Stefan's birth. Stefan revealed that Caroline is pregnant with Tyler's unborn twins but Tyler Damon was quite close to her, considering that Damon was the first born child of the family and that as soon as Stefan was born, both Giuseppe and Stefan and Damon's mother gave more attention and love to the younger Salvatore, changing the dynamics of the Salvatore family completely. Stefan does not know this. At first, it have much memory of his mother, because she died a few years after he was suspected that Matt Honeycutt was the father of Caroline's unborn children, born, but it is confirmed said that Tyler his and Damon's mother was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of personality and temperament. She was said to possess a similar temperament to Stefan; calm, gentle, kind, caring and protective but also, she was rather fragile, weak and vulnerable in regards to physical health.

Stefan
is the real father. Because Tyler opposite of Damon in regards to outlook, values, ethics and beliefs, which makes Stefan extremely polar opposite to Damon in all these aspects. While Damon has no problem with killing many innocent humans for their blood to gain Power, Stefan is a werewolf, strongly opposed to taking innocent human life and has never believed that killing innocent people for their life force (blood) is worth it to be powerful and gain Power. Whereas Damon is strongly drawn to the babies are hybrids, being half human, half werewolf. Therefore, both unborn children are carrying the werewolf gene dangerous, wild, dark side of life and could possibly change into werewolves living in the future.shadows of darkness, Stefan enjoys life amidst the sunlight amongst the comfort of family, friends and humans. Although Stefan doesn't drink human blood, Stefan still possesses the standard vampire abilities such as immortality, super speed, super strength, agility, enhanced senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell), telepathy, and mind compulsion. Stefan also has the unique ability of being able to read individuals minds. If Stefan consumes enough human blood, Stefan would gain enough Power to manipulate the weather (create storms, rain, thunder, lightening, wind, fog, etc.) and shape shift into an animal, in which Stefan did after he drank enough human blood and turned into a falcon in The Struggle. Stefan is attending college with his love Elena and his friends Bonnie, Matt and Meredith. [[spoiler: Stefan helps in the fight to kill Klaus and succeeds. Stefan and Elena finally reunite after much chaos, pain, struggles and obstacles. Elena finally chooses Stefan over Damon to be her eternal life partner. In order for Elena to spend forever, an eternity with Stefan, she drinks some of the water from the Fountain of Eternal Life and Youth. Stefan and Elena happily reunite.]]



[[folder: ''Alaric K. Saltzman'']]

Alaric is a male supporting character of the book series. He is the new, young, attractive history teacher at Robert E. Lee High School who was suspected of being a vampire hunter when he was in fact studying vampires. He is an experimental psychologist from Duke University, specializing in the research of psychic powers. His research took a sideways step when he discovered the victim of a vampire. He focused his research on vampire victims. Alaric is good-looking, with an athletic build, hazel eyes, and sandy brown hair. He has a boyish smile, and he is not much older than the students in his class. In The Fury, Elena assesses him to be two or three years older than she is, which is 22 or 23 years old at the most. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie believes that Alaric is about 22. Despite trying to appear as a fearsome vampire hunter and killer, he is not a violent, hateful person and cannot stand to see innocents hurt. He denies being a vampire hunter when Damon accuses him of being one. Once it is established that Stefan is not the killer plaguing Fell's Church, Alaric is concerned for Stefan's safety on learning he has gone to meet with Caroline Forbes, where he will be ambushed. He is highly sociable and is able to function very well as a host. Alaric falls in love with Meredith Sulez and has a long-distance relationship with her while he goes abroad to further his studies. Alaric is good at power-seeking and has the high material goals. He develops a romantic relationship with Meredith on the sly. While they do not have any romantic scenes together in the books, nor are they as outwardly affectionate as Stefan and Elena, there are implications that the relationship is serious. The reason for their secrecy may be the inappropriate nature of a student/teacher relationship, even though Alaric only went to Fell's Church to research vampires and used teaching as a cover. Alaric is an Aquarius, and he is from Charlottesville, Virginia.

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[[folder: ''Alaric K. Saltzman'']]

Alaric is a male supporting character of the book series. He
''Damon Salvatore'']]

Damon
is the new, young, attractive history teacher at Robert E. Lee High School who was suspected of being a vampire hunter when he was in fact studying vampires. He is an experimental psychologist from Duke University, specializing in the research of psychic powers. His research took a sideways step when he discovered the victim of a vampire. He focused his research on vampire victims. Alaric is good-looking, with an athletic build, hazel eyes, novel series' anti hero and sandy brown hair. He has a boyish smile, and he is not much older than the students in his class. In The Fury, Elena assesses him to be two or three years older than she is, which is 22 or 23 years old at the most. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie believes that Alaric is about 22. Despite trying to appear as a fearsome vampire hunter and killer, he is not a violent, hateful person and cannot stand to see innocents hurt. He denies being a vampire hunter when main antagonist. Damon accuses him of being one. Once it is established that Stefan is not the killer plaguing Fell's Church, Alaric is concerned for Stefan's safety on learning he has gone immoral, malevolent elder brother. He was born October 31, 1469 in Florence, Italy to meet Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore and his unnamed mother, who died due to an illness that had weakened her a few years after Stefan's birth. Damon is a five hundred plus year old immortal who was born during the period of The Renaissance. He, along with Caroline Forbes, where he will be ambushed. He is highly sociable and is able to function very well as a host. Alaric falls his younger brother Stefan, fell in love with Meredith Sulez a young Bulgarian girl who was a vampire, Katherine Von Schwarzschild during his human life and before he was transformed into a vampire in his early twenties. Physically, Damon is described to be extremely gorgeous with handsome features, high cheekbones, and a cruel mouth. He has straight, fine, black hair, black eyes the color of the midnight sky, and very pale complexion. Damon is said to strongly physically resemble his younger brother Stefan due to family relation. This is noticed both by Elena and Bonnie. Although Stefan and Damon have a long-distance strong resemblance to one another, there are slight physical differences between him and Stefan (Stefan has the thick, wavy-ish hair, Damon fine straight hair and Stefan has green eyes, Damon has black eyes). Damon, like Stefan, wears a silver ring with a large lapis lazuli stone on the middle finger of his left hand to protect him from the sunlight.
During his human years, Damon was described to be rebellious, disobedient, delinquent, troublesome, insubordinate, self-centred, proud, arrogant, reckless, careless, impulsive, irresponsible, envious, competitive, adventurous. However, Damon did possess seduction and poise of that of a proud aristocrat. He had little to no respect for authority and duty; the complete opposite of Stefan. Damon made and lived by his own rules, refusing to listen to or follow authority and stand up to the concepts of duty and responsibility. Damon preferred living adventure, wildness, and danger; seeking out pure self-pleasure above all, even family and duty to Florence. Damon engaged in various activities that involved danger and living on the edge such as gambling, drinking, jousting, sword fighting, womanizing and hunting and hawking. Due to Damon's rebelliousness and wild lifestyle, he was seen as strongly irresponsible and a "ne'er do well" coward by most of the entire town of Florence, including his own father Giuseppe, who has always expressed resentment and extremely disappointment in Damon and whom Damon never had a good
relationship with her while he goes abroad to further since childhood. Personality wise, Damon is the complete and total opposite of his studies. Alaric younger brother Stefan. In terms of general personality traits and characteristics, Damon is good at power-seeking described to be cold, sinister, sadistic, impulsive, selfish, prideful, arrogant, vain, envious, controlling, manipulative, powerful, dangerous, reckless, unkind, uncaring, cold-hearted, ruthless and unsympathetic. However, Damon is also capable of being loyal, determined, passionate, protective (especially where Bonnie is concerned) and capable of affection with only a very select few of people. Normally Damon is rather self-contained and emotionless, however, Damon seems to possess a quick, violent temper and lash outwardly towards others in extreme fury and anger, very much like his father Giuseppe. This is probably one reason why Giuseppe and Damon clashed so severely during Damon's childhood and human life.

Damon strongly despises humans and he has little to no regard for human life. He is guiltless and remorseless
and has little to no problem with killing and torturing many innocent humans or taking human life mainly for their blood supply. It was revealed that after Damon had transformed into a vampire, Damon had joined one of the high material goals. Free Companies which included ruthless mercenaries, that involved robbing and plundering. Damon had wandered all across the world; fighting, torturing and killing many innocent humans along the many centuries to rob their life essence (blood) for gain in Power. Damon did this to gain a significant amount of Power so that he could be much stronger then that of Stefan to torture him. Stefan, as opposed to Damon, has never killed any humans or drank human blood during his immortal life and had lived off a strict animal blood diet, which caused Stefan to be weaker in his Power. Damon also has little to no problem with threatening and intimidating small children, such as Elena's younger sister, Margaret. Damon likes to manipulate and torture humans for his own personal pleasure and he is highly sadistic in nature. He develops is shorter and stockier than Stefan but more powerful since he feeds off human blood straight from the vein. Damon enjoys toying with, torturing and tormenting his younger brother Stefan and making him feel weak and vulnerable. In regards to romance, Damon has been shown to display deep feelings for Elena and Bonnie but in different ways. Damon has strong feelings of passion and desire for Elena and he has made it his goal to make Elena his 'Princess of Darkness'. Damon has repeatedly offered Elena a romantic life of adventure and power in the darkness but Elena has rejected Damon's wishes repeatedly and remained stoically loyal to Stefan and her love for him. This has caused Damon to become extremely angry, jealous and vengeful towards Stefan. Aside from Elena, Damon has a deep, intense bond with Bonnie. The two have a deep, unusual and unbreakable bond between one another physically and emotionally. Damon is also always seen to be extremely protective of her, especially whenever she is in trouble. He even goes so far as to sacrifice himself for her and cried when he found out she'd been kidnapped in Midnight. Damon is seen to be very gentle and tender towards Bonnie and she seems to bring out the more 'human' side of Damon without any effort and before Elena ever could.

During his human life, Damon was always in the shadows of his younger brother Stefan. Between he and Stefan, Stefan was the favoured child with everyone, including Damon and Stefan's parents, especially their father, Giuseppe. Damon never got along with his father since childhood and had a rather strained
relationship with Meredith on him, the sly. While they do not have any romantic scenes together complete opposite of Stefan, who Giuseppe strongly favoured. It was revealed in the books, nor are series that when Damon and Stefan were young children after their mother had passed away, Giuseppe would often get into raging, intense and heated arguments and fights with a young Damon, normally when Giuseppe was also rather drunk. During the intense, heated fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Giuseppe would physically beat and abuse Damon. It was also revealed that during the fights between Giuseppe and Damon, Stefan would often step between Giuseppe and Damon while they were fighting, to prevent the argument from escalating and to stop Giuseppe from beating and abusing Damon. Because of this, Stefan has always been given the role of peacemaker within the family, especially after their mother died. Due to Stefan always being the chosen one, preferred one or the favourite amongst everyone, and Stefan constantly being given attention, love, and respect since their human lives, there was always a lot of anger, hatred, revenge and jealousy towards Stefan from Damon since childhood.

Because of Damon's jealousy, anger and envy towards his brother, Damon made it his life's goal both
as outwardly affectionate a mortal and immortal to mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically torment Stefan as much as possible, including threatening to kill Stefan on multiple occasions. Damon has deeply, strongly loathed Stefan since childhood, not just out of jealousy towards Stefan but because he thinks that Stefan is to blame and is responsible for the death of their mother, who was weakened and fell very ill after she gave birth to Stefan and Elena, there are implications never recovered afterwards. Because of this, Stefan has always felt responsible and has felt extremely guilty about his mother's death, thinking that the relationship he is serious. The reason for their secrecy may be the inappropriate nature of a student/teacher relationship, to blame, even though Alaric only went it was not Stefan's fault. Although Stefan doesn't have much memory of his mother before she died, it was said that Damon was quite close to Fell's her and she was the complete opposite of Giuseppe in terms of temperament and personality; she was said to possess a warm, kind, compassionate and caring personality, similar to that of Stefan. Although Damon repeatedly admits to passionately loathing his younger brother Stefan since their human years and since childhood, it has been evident throughout the course of the series that Damon does in fact love and care about the younger Salvatore and has secretly wanted to be 'worthy' of Stefan and his brotherhood eventually. Currently, Damon is living within the town of Fells Church to research vampires alongside his brother Stefan, who is attending college with Elena, Zander, Bonnie, Meredith and used teaching as a cover. Alaric Matt. [[spoiler: Damon is an Aquarius, upset that Elena choose Stefan. Because of this, Damon becomes the old Damon again and begins to kill. Damon tells everyone that he is done with them and wants no part with their lives anymore. Damon watches over the only two people he cares about, Stefan and Elena. Elena and Stefan try to help Damon from Charlottesville, Virginia.succumbing deeper into darkness, but they don't initially succeed. Finally, Elena and Damon make a deal with the Guardians to save and preserve his life. In the end, Damon is back to normal. Damon tells Elena that they will always be good friends, will always be inlove with her and that he understands that Elena will always love and choose Stefan no matter what. Damon tells Elena that he is ready to move on and live his immortal life as an adventurer.]]



[[folder: ''Katherine Von Schwarzschild'']]

Katherine was the young and beautiful a vampire whom Stefan and Damon fell in love with during the Italian Renaissance 500 years ago. She was born in Germany to Baron Von Schwartzchild. She resembles Elena with golden blond hair and eyes the color of lapis lazuli. She was very fragile when she was young and her last illness was terminal. Her maid Gudren sought out a vampire named Klaus to turn Katherine into a vampire. As a vampire, Katherine is much stronger than she was as a human, but the sun still weakens her. She wears a small, silver lapis lazuli ring, made by her maid Gudren, to protect herself from burning in the sun. Katherine arrives in Florence, Italy where her father took her in order for her to recover after he illness. It was there when Katherine meets and falls in love with Stefan Salvatore, the younger Salvatore brother. Over a period of time, after Stefan and Katherine spend much time together, Stefan and Katherine's fathers begin to discuss the prospects of a possible marriage. However, this prospect is cut when Stefan's elder brother, Damon comes home from university. Damon, in an attempt to get revenge against his brother out of hatred and envy, tries to seduce Katherine as much as possible and tries to steal her from Stefan. Katherine eventually develops feelings for Damon, resulting in a competition between the two brothers for Katherine's affections. Katherine turns both Stefan and Damon into vampires so that all three can be happily together forever. When Stefan and Damon argue and tell Katherine that she must choose between them, Katherine attempts to get the brothers to reconcile by fooling them into believing she had committed suicide. Blaming the other for Katherine's death, Stefan and Damon fight to the death by sword, thus completing their transformations into vampires. Both Damon and Stefan feel immense guilt over having caused Katherine's "death." In The Fury, it is revealed that Katherine is the Other Power who attacked some of the people of Fell's Church. After Stefan and Damon killed each other, Katherine fled to Germany, where Klaus found her. Katherine grew powerful and sadistic over the centuries partly due to Klaus' influence. She can shape shift into a white tiger, kitten, owl, and she can manipulate the weather. She boasts about being the strongest of all due to killing many humans and vampires. She lured Stefan and Damon to Fell's Church to punish them for not reconciling after she faked her death. Katherine tries to kill Stefan, Elena and Damon. Katherine was especially envious of Elena for Stefan falling deeply in love with her. Katherine dies when Elena shoves her into a shaft of light and removes her protective necklace. It was revealed in The Fury that although Katherine loved both brothers, she reveals that she had always loved Stefan more than Damon. [[spoiler: Katherine is reborn by Klaus (in The Hunters:Destiny Rising) and she becomes more caring and less selfish. It is revealed Elizabeth, who is Elena's mother and who was an Earth Guardian, is also her birth mother and is the half sister of Elena. Katherine was supposed to be a Guardian as well when she was 12 years of age, but she became fragile and very ill so the Guardians did not want her. Katherine finds out when she was dead, and did not tell Elena. Elena finds out and questions Katherine of whether or not she knew about Elena and her background. At the end of the series, Elena and Katherine appear to become more tolerant and understanding towards each other.]]

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[[folder: ''Katherine Von Schwarzschild'']]

Katherine
''Bonnie McCullough'']]

Bonnie is a main female character of the book series. She
was born September 8, 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia. She is the best friend of Elena Gilbert and Meredith Sulez. She also used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes since childhood, alongside Elena and Meredith, but became distant from her as they got older due to personal reasons. Bonnie is a powerful psychic witch who is descended from Celtic Druids. She eventually develops strong, deep feelings for Damon, and has an unusual, unbreakable bond with him, physically and emotionally. Bonnie is of Scottish-American descent. She has the one older sister called Mary who is three or four years older and is a nurse. It's also hinted that she may have another older sister but it was never confirmed. Physically, Bonnie is described to be petite (about 4'7" to 4'11" in height) and has large, childlike brown eyes with long, heavy, black eyelashes and strawberry-red hair that she had permed at the very start of the books but is naturally straight. She has the white, pale skin that Damon describes as translucent. Her physique is described to be somewhat underdeveloped and because of this, Damon often refers to Bonnie as a 'woman-child'. She is considered classically beautiful but has yet to grow into herself. Personality wise, Bonnie is described as bubbly, optimistic, cheerful, kind, caring, selfless, brave, loyal and protective. She is sometimes considered to be the weakest member of the group because she is the most emotional and compassionate out of everyone, but she is always willing to help and to protect her friends and loved ones in any way that she can, regardless of the danger. This proves how brave she in dangerous situations, despite everyone around her thinking differently and believing that she is not capable of protecting herself because of her childlike looks. Bonnie has always been considered second and third compared to Elena and Meredith, but because she is not an envious person by nature it doesn't normally affect her or bother her.

Because of her personality, Bonnie can also be taken for granted by most people including her friends, especially in regards to her empathy and ability of giving to others without asking for anything in return. In general, Bonnie is sweet, enthusiastic, unselfish, kind and humble, in retrospect, she is the complete the opposite of Damon. She is also powerful and helps the group many times. Bonnie doesn't like her psychic powers because when she over uses them, she sometimes falls unconscious, faints or blacks out but when asked by Honoria Fell, she decides to keep them and she tries to use them as well as her late Grandma in Scotland had used them. Bonnie is terrified of her strong abilities and powers and what she is capable of doing with them, fearing that her powers might control her rather than the other way around. Bonnie tends to pass out after her visions and has yet to show any real usage of her power. Later in the story she develops a connection with Matt, but her connection with him are more platonic and brotherly in nature. Bonnie talks about the prophecy in which her grandmother told her that she would die young and be
young and beautiful a vampire whom Stefan and Damon fell in love her grave. Bonnie is attending college with during the Italian Renaissance 500 years ago. She was born in Germany to Baron Von Schwartzchild. She resembles Elena with golden blond hair her friends Elena, Stefan, Meredith and eyes the color of lapis lazuli. She was very fragile when she was young and her last illness was terminal. Her maid Gudren sought out a vampire Matt. At college, Bonnie meets an original werewolf named Klaus to turn Katherine into a vampire. As a vampire, Katherine is much stronger than she was as a human, but the sun still weakens her. She wears a small, silver lapis lazuli ring, made by her maid Gudren, to protect herself from burning Zander in the sun. Katherine arrives in Florence, Italy where book Moonsong, who has told her father took her in order for her to recover after that he illness. It was there when Katherine meets loves her. Both Zander and falls in love with Stefan Salvatore, the younger Salvatore brother. Over Elena have shown a period dislike towards one another, due to a strong lack of time, after Stefan and Katherine spend much time together, Stefan and Katherine's fathers begin to discuss the prospects of a possible marriage. However, this prospect is cut when Stefan's elder brother, Damon comes home from university. Damon, in an attempt to get revenge against his brother out of hatred and envy, tries to seduce Katherine as much as possible and tries to steal her from Stefan. Katherine eventually develops feelings for Damon, resulting in a competition trust between the two brothers for Katherine's affections. Katherine turns both Stefan and Damon into vampires so that all three can be happily together forever. When Stefan and Damon argue and tell Katherine that she must choose between them, Katherine attempts to get the brothers to reconcile by fooling them into believing she had committed suicide. Blaming the other for Katherine's death, Stefan and Damon fight to the death by sword, thus completing their transformations into vampires. Both Damon and Stefan feel immense guilt over having caused Katherine's "death." In The Fury, it is revealed that Katherine is the Other Power who attacked some of the people of Fell's Church. After Stefan and Damon killed each other, Katherine fled to Germany, where Klaus found her. Katherine grew powerful and sadistic over the centuries partly due to Klaus' influence. She can shape shift into a white tiger, kitten, owl, and she can manipulate the weather. She boasts about being the strongest of all due to killing many humans and vampires. She lured Stefan and Damon to Fell's Church to punish them for not reconciling after she faked her death. Katherine tries to kill Stefan, Elena and Damon. Katherine was especially envious of Elena for Stefan falling deeply in love with her. Katherine dies when Elena shoves her into a shaft of light and removes her protective necklace. It was revealed in The Fury that although Katherine loved both brothers, she reveals that she had always loved Stefan more than Damon. two. [[spoiler: Katherine is reborn by Klaus (in The Hunters:Destiny Rising) Zander and she becomes more caring Bonnie develop a stronger romantic connection and less selfish. It is revealed Elizabeth, who is Elena's mother relationship and who was an Earth Guardian, is also her birth mother and is the half sister of Elena. Katherine was supposed to be a Guardian as well when she was 12 years of age, but she became fragile and very ill so the Guardians did not want her. Katherine finds out when she was dead, and did not tell Elena. Elena finds out and questions Katherine of whether or not she knew about Elena and her background. At the two end of the series, Elena and Katherine appear to become more tolerant and understanding towards each other.up happy together.]]



[[folder: ''Klaus'']]

Klaus is a pureblood vampire, one of the 'Old Ones' who has never been a human, and he existed long ago before the pyramids were built, which was 2500 B.C. According to him, he fought in the Trojan war and helped cause the downfall of the Roman Empire. In the late 15 century, he lived in a village in Germany, where the people thought that he was the devil himself. Klaus is Nordic in appearance, with electric blue eyes and short, close-cropped, platinum blond hair. He is described as being handsome although his features are often contorted in madness. He wears a dusty long tan coat. Personality-wise, Klaus is extremely deranged, and the line between his evil and his madnesss are very blurry. When pressed, he is deadly serious and reminds everyone about his unfathomable old age, but usually he seems unnaturally chipper, and his evil deeds during Dark Reunion are tinged with irony. He refers to everyone as "sport." He writes "Goodnight, sweetheart" on Vickie's mirror after brutally murdering her and leaving the same song playing in her room. He nearly kills Stefan with the white ash wood spear that was intended for him. His mood changes from cheerful and amused to enraged in seconds. Despite his seemingly erratic and scattered personality, he appears to be a patient and methodical killer capable of elaborate plans. One day, a maid begged for his help to save her dying mistress, Katherine von Swartzschild. Klaus turned her into a vampire and instructed her on how to be malevolent and despotic. Centuries later, Katherine thought that she killed him, but Klaus arrives in Fell's Church, where he helps Tyler become a werewolf. After that, he uses Tyler and his own enhanced vampire powers to play with the Salvatore brothers and their human friends. He murders Sue Carson, a friend of Bonnie and Meredith, and Vickie Bennett in an extremely violent manner. He offers Damon a truce if he will keep out of his way whiles he violently kills Stefan. Klaus also kidnaps Caroline Forbes and holds her hostage as bait to get Stefan to fight him. In the final showdown, all the weapons used against him fail. Stefan bravely faces Klaus in an attempt to battle him and defeat him to protect the people he cares about and the town of Fells Church. However, despite Stefan's bravery, Klaus about almost kills Stefan and also, nearly kills Damon as well until there is an intervention from Elena's spirit, leading an army of Civil War ghosts. The ghosts carry a screaming Klaus away, and his current whereabouts (and state of being) are unknown. Klaus reappears in the Hunters trilogy, in the book Destiny Rising. [[spoiler: Klaus is reborn by Ethan Crane. Klaus awakens all the vampires he turned that are dead and creates an army. Klaus promises to kill Elena and all her friends for revenge. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. When Klaus drinks Elena's blood, he dies for good. It is revealed that Elena is the one that can kill the Old Ones by letting them drink her blood.]]

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[[folder: ''Klaus'']]

Klaus
''Meredith Sulez'']]

Meredith
is a pureblood vampire, one main female character of the 'Old Ones' who has never been book series. She was born 6 June 1974 in Fells Church, Virginia, although ever since childhood, Meredith always celebrated her birthday a human, and he existed long ago week before the pyramids were built, her actual birth date which was 2500 B.C. May 31. Meredith is best friends with both Elena Gilbert and Bonnie McCullough since the first grade, and she is also close friends with Matt Honeycutt and Stefan Salvatore. Meredith used to be friends with Caroline Forbes alongside Elena and Bonnie, but eventually grew apart due to personal reasons. Meredith does not care for Stefan's elder brother, Damon Salvatore and she is one character who's not impressed by him or enamored by his charms whatsoever. She is Latina in descent and physically, she is tall, with an olive complexion, dark brown eyes, heavy black lashes, and thick, loose black hair. According to him, he fought in the Trojan war and helped cause the downfall of the Roman Empire. In the late 15 century, he lived in a village in Germany, where the people thought that he was the devil himself. Klaus is Nordic in appearance, with electric blue eyes and short, close-cropped, platinum blond hair. He Elena, she never wears make-up because she doesn't need any. She is described as being handsome although his features are elegant, graceful, and beautiful. She has a very wry personality, often contorted making keen observations or comments in madness. He wears a dusty long tan coat. Personality-wise, Klaus dry tone. She is normally very cool and unflappable, intelligent, intellectual, calm under pressure, and extremely competent. Meredith is extremely deranged, and the line between his evil and his madnesss are very blurry. cynical when it comes to vampires. When pressed, he is deadly serious and reminds everyone about his unfathomable old age, but usually he seems unnaturally chipper, and his evil deeds during Dark Reunion are tinged with irony. He refers to everyone as "sport." He writes "Goodnight, sweetheart" on Vickie's mirror after brutally murdering her and leaving the same song playing in her room. He nearly kills Stefan with the white ash wood spear that was intended for him. His mood changes from cheerful and amused to enraged in seconds. Despite his seemingly erratic and scattered personality, he appears to be a patient and methodical killer capable of elaborate plans. One day, a maid begged for his help to save her dying mistress, Katherine von Swartzschild. Klaus turned her into a vampire and instructed her on how to be malevolent and despotic. Centuries later, Katherine thought that she killed him, but Klaus first arrives in Fell's Church, where he helps Tyler become a werewolf. After that, he uses Tyler and his own enhanced vampire powers to play with the Salvatore brothers and their human friends. He murders Sue Carson, a friend of Bonnie and at school, Meredith, and Vickie Bennett along with every other girl in an extremely violent manner. He offers Damon a truce if he will keep out of his way whiles he violently kills Stefan. Klaus also kidnaps Caroline Forbes and holds her hostage as bait to get the school, finds Stefan to fight him. In strongly attractive. She later falls in love with Alaric Saltzman, the final showdown, all school's young and new history teacher, and has a long-distance relationship with him as he studies abroad in Russia. She is the weapons used against him fail. Stefan bravely faces Klaus in an attempt to battle him and defeat him to protect the people he cares about and the town of Fells Church. However, despite Stefan's bravery, Klaus about almost kills Stefan and also, nearly kills Damon as well until there is an intervention from Elena's spirit, leading an army of Civil War ghosts. The ghosts carry a screaming Klaus away, and his current whereabouts (and state of being) are unknown. Klaus reappears only human female character in the Hunters trilogy, novels who seems to be completely unfazed by Damon in some way and is the book Destiny Rising. [[spoiler: Klaus is reborn by Ethan Crane. Klaus awakens all the vampires he turned that are dead and creates an army. Klaus promises only person Damon admits to kill Elena and all her friends for revenge. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. When Klaus drinks Elena's blood, he dies for good. It being afraid of. In The Vampire Diaries: The Return Vol. 3: Midnight, it is revealed that Elena is Meredith has a twin brother named Cristian Sulez. On Meredith and Cristian's third birthday, Klaus, the one that can kill the Old Ones by letting them Original vampire, influenced Meredith to drink Cristian's blood. Then he kidnapped Cristian and fed him blood, slowly turning him into a vampire. Although it is not explained how, Cristian grew into an 18 year old even though he is a vampire. Since Cristian was four, Klaus has sent Meredith's parents, Nando and Gabriela Sulez, pictures of Cristian. Before Klaus kidnapped Cristian, he instructed Meredith's parents to feed Meredith a tablespoon of animal blood every week or she would die. This has resulted in Meredith's canines being like "kitten teeth" although she is not a vampire. Both her blood.]]parents and at least one grandmother are alive. Meredith's mother used to be close friends with Caroline Forbes' mother a long time before the start of the series. Meredith's grandfather currently resides in a mental institution in West Virginia. After the attack, Meredith's grandfather became a source of deep shame for the family. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie says that Meredith's parents "considered her grandfather's condition such a blot that they never allowed him to be mentioned to outsiders." In The Return: Midnight, she is revealed to be a vampire hunter and has been keeping it a secret all her life.



[[folder: ''Sage'']]

Sage is a vampire, presumed to be an Old One by Elena, although it is never proven. He is described as being helpful, benevolent and good-hearted. In 'The Return' trilogy, they encounter him and he is a good character. Sage helps Bonnie, Elena, Stefan, and Damon throughout these books. The four soon start to trust him and consider him their friend and ally in the battle. Sage is born during the Iron Age (700 to 500 BC), and is the son of a Fallen Angel and an unknown french woman. For a while, he knew the nature of his father and his mother, but when the woman dies and her soul is damned because the love for the devil, The Celestial Court send him and his father in the Dark Dimension and he become the Guardian of the Gate of the Seven Treasures of Kitsune. Probably here he take, as his "pets", a hellhound named Sabre and a falcon named Talon. The death, and damnation, of the mother left Sage conflicted, torn between his loyalty to his father and his desire to avenge her.

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[[folder: ''Sage'']]

Sage
''Matthew "Matt" Honeycutt'']]

Matt
is a vampire, presumed male supporting character of the book series. Matt was born and raised in Fells Church, Virginia. He is Elena's childhood friend, ex-boyfriend and first love. Matt is the typical human 18-year-old 'All-American' boy-next-door, who was the high school star quarterback on the schools football team. He was on the high school football team with Tyler Smallwood and Stefan Salvatore, who played the position of wide receiver. Matt is good looking, very tall and athletic, with short, cropped blond hair and clear, honest blue eyes. Due to be an Old One by Elena, although it is never proven. He his family's poverty, he tends to wear older clothes. Personality wise, Matt is described as being helpful, benevolent practical, friendly, kind, loyal, understanding, supportive and good-hearted. protective. While Matt is heartbroken at losing Elena to Stefan, he eventually accepts it. In 'The Return' trilogy, they encounter him the beginning, Matt is extremely envious of Stefan and still pines for Elena, but he is a good character. Sage helps shows some feelings for Bonnie, although his connection with Bonnie is more platonic or brotherly in nature. Later in the series, the relationship between Stefan and Matt is closer to that of best friends or companions. Matt, however, strongly dislikes Stefan's elder brother, Damon and they frequently fight throughout the course of the series. He is fiercely loyal and likes to see the best in people. After the events of The Fury, Matt's faith in humanity and the world was severely shaken, and he spends much of Dark Reunion in a pessimistic and defeated state. It takes a renewal of friendship and a deep heart-to-heart with his best friend, Stefan for him to regain some of his earlier determination, optimism and good humor. Matt is attending college with his friends Elena, Stefan, Bonnie and Damon throughout these books. The four soon start to trust him and consider him their friend and ally in the battle. Sage is born during the Iron Age (700 to 500 BC), and is the son of a Fallen Angel and an unknown french woman. For a while, he knew the nature of his father and his mother, but when the woman dies and her soul is damned because the love for the devil, The Celestial Court send him and his father in the Dark Dimension and he become the Guardian of the Gate of the Seven Treasures of Kitsune. Probably here he take, as his "pets", a hellhound named Sabre and a falcon named Talon. The death, and damnation, of the mother left Sage conflicted, torn between his loyalty to his father and his desire to avenge her.Meredith.



[[folder: ''Judith Maxwell (Née Gilbert)'']]

Judith is Elena and Margaret's maternal aunt and legal guardian. She is the sister of Elena and Margaret's mother.Judith was born into the Morrow family at an unknown time. She could be strict and anxious sometimes, but was caring and responsible. Judith met a man name Robert Maxwell at some point,and affectionately called him "Bob". He proposed to her, and she accepted his request. She moved in with Elena and her baby sister Margaret right after the death of the girls' parents. She always looks vaguely flustered. She has a thin, mild face and flyaway red hair pushed back untidily. She is engaged to and later marries Robert Maxwell, though she briefly broke the engagement after Elena's death, thinking it was best for Margaret. She is deeply caring and one of the last people Elena talks to before dying the first time. [[spoiler: It is revealed in ''Destiny Rising'' that Judith isn't Elena's or Margaret's biological aunt; she was a very good friend of Elena's mother only, despite having been called "Miss Gilbert" in The Struggle and Dark Reunion.]]

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[[folder: ''Judith Maxwell (Née Gilbert)'']]

Judith
''Caroline Forbes'']]

Caroline
is Elena and Margaret's maternal aunt and legal guardian. a female supporting character of the book series. She is described as being attractive in a model-esque way, tall, curvaceous, and bronzed. She has the sister of thick, wavy, auburn hair and catlike, slanted, bright green eyes. She frequently wears skimpy clothing that emphasizes her assets and shows off her bronzed complexion. Caroline's personality is difficult to ascertain, as readers mostly see her being adversarial to Elena. Caroline has a younger brother named Daniel. Her father joins a lynching party to stake Stefan and/or shoot him with wooden bullets. Elena notes that she and Margaret's mother.Judith Caroline used to be the best of friends, though they developed a rivalry for social status. Caroline also used to be friends with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez. Over the summer, while Elena was born into the Morrow family at an unknown time. She could be strict and anxious sometimes, but was caring and responsible. Judith met a man name Robert Maxwell at some point,and affectionately called him "Bob". He proposed to in France, Caroline turned on her, and she accepted his request. She moved in with when Elena returns on the first day of school, she is met with a cold reception. Originally, Caroline wanted Stefan for herself but Elena was indescribably and her baby sister Margaret right after strongly drawn to him. This caused the death rivalry between Caroline and Elena to heat up intensely. From what is displayed of Caroline's personality in the girls' parents. books, she is extremely competitive, manipulative, cunning, selfish, shallow, and self-centered. She always looks vaguely flustered. She has a thin, mild face takes social slights very personally and flyaway red hair pushed back untidily. She is engaged seems to and later marries Robert Maxwell, though she briefly broke the engagement after value status above most other things. After Elena's second and then-final death, thinking it was best for Margaret. She is deeply caring Caroline seems to have a change of heart; she rejoins her old friends, Bonnie and one Meredith, and stops speaking ill of the last people Elena talks to before dying the first time. [[spoiler: It Elena. Caroline eventually gets involved in a relationship with Tyler Smallwood. In The Return: Nightfall, it is revealed in ''Destiny Rising'' that Judith isn't Elena's or Margaret's biological aunt; she Caroline is pregnant with Tyler's unborn twins but Tyler does not know this. At first, it was a very good friend suspected that Matt Honeycutt was the father of Elena's mother only, despite having been called "Miss Gilbert" in The Struggle Caroline's unborn children, but it is confirmed that Tyler is the real father. Because Tyler is a werewolf, the babies are hybrids, being half human, half werewolf. Therefore, both unborn children are carrying the werewolf gene and Dark Reunion.]]could possibly change into werewolves in the future.



[[folder: ''Margaret Gilbert'']]

Margaret is the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Gilbert, niece of Judith and Robert Maxwell, and Elena's younger 4 yr old sister. When her parents died, she was only a year old and can barely remember them. Elena considers her to be very innocent and secretly talks to her as a vampire after her death, saying that it is not yet her time to rejoin her deceased parents. She has the platinum white-blond hair, fair, pink skin with peachy cheeks, and very light blue eyes. Margaret is generally cheerful, upbeat and optimistic, and she is empathetic enough to offer Elena Halloween candy when her older sister seems distressed. She likes animals well enough to adopt a kitten, though it turns out to be Katherine von Swartzschild in animal form. Due to her age, she gives little to no evidence of understanding the activities and concerns of her older sister or the other characters. She perceives Elena’s death as her older sister’s having gone to be with their parents. Her parents died when she was around one year old, so she has little memory of them. It is unknown how she spends her time or if she has any friends, as the reader only sees her with Elena or Aunt Judith.

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[[folder: ''Margaret Gilbert'']]

Margaret
''Alaric K. Saltzman'']]

Alaric is a male supporting character of the book series. He
is the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Gilbert, niece of Judith and new, young, attractive history teacher at Robert Maxwell, and Elena's younger 4 yr old sister. When her parents died, she E. Lee High School who was only a year old and can barely remember them. Elena considers her to be very innocent and secretly talks to her as suspected of being a vampire after her death, saying that it hunter when he was in fact studying vampires. He is an experimental psychologist from Duke University, specializing in the research of psychic powers. His research took a sideways step when he discovered the victim of a vampire. He focused his research on vampire victims. Alaric is good-looking, with an athletic build, hazel eyes, and sandy brown hair. He has a boyish smile, and he is not yet much older than the students in his class. In The Fury, Elena assesses him to be two or three years older than she is, which is 22 or 23 years old at the most. In Dark Reunion, Bonnie believes that Alaric is about 22. Despite trying to appear as a fearsome vampire hunter and killer, he is not a violent, hateful person and cannot stand to see innocents hurt. He denies being a vampire hunter when Damon accuses him of being one. Once it is established that Stefan is not the killer plaguing Fell's Church, Alaric is concerned for Stefan's safety on learning he has gone to meet with Caroline Forbes, where he will be ambushed. He is highly sociable and is able to function very well as a host. Alaric falls in love with Meredith Sulez and has a long-distance relationship with her time while he goes abroad to rejoin her deceased parents. She further his studies. Alaric is good at power-seeking and has the platinum white-blond hair, fair, pink skin high material goals. He develops a romantic relationship with peachy cheeks, Meredith on the sly. While they do not have any romantic scenes together in the books, nor are they as outwardly affectionate as Stefan and very light blue eyes. Margaret Elena, there are implications that the relationship is generally cheerful, upbeat and optimistic, and she is empathetic enough to offer Elena Halloween candy when her older sister seems distressed. She likes animals well enough to adopt serious. The reason for their secrecy may be the inappropriate nature of a kitten, student/teacher relationship, even though it turns out to be Katherine von Swartzschild in animal form. Due to her age, she gives little to no evidence of understanding the activities and concerns of her older sister or the other characters. She perceives Elena’s death as her older sister’s having gone to be with their parents. Her parents died when she was around one year old, so she has little memory of them. It is unknown how she spends her time or if she has any friends, as the reader Alaric only sees her with Elena or Aunt Judith.went to Fell's Church to research vampires and used teaching as a cover. Alaric is an Aquarius, and he is from Charlottesville, Virginia.



[[folder: ''Vickie Bennett'']]

Vickie was an acquaintance of Elena, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie, but she was never particularly a part of their inner circle. Physically, she was small with light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She was at the cemetery with Elena when they left the homecoming dance. She had stayed there in the church with Dick Carter, Tyler Smallwood's best friend. She was attacked by Katherine, and that caused her to go insane and she accused Elena of it. Then she is accused of killing Sue because she relapsed after her death and she was the only one present. After her transition away from the "fast crowd," her involvement is considered unlikely. When Bonnie and Meredith go to her house, she catatonically says that the murderer said she is next. She is left under the protection of Damon but is later murdered by Klaus. In Midnight, it was revealed that Vickie was presumably alive and in Fells Church.

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Vickie
''Katherine Von Schwarzschild'']]

Katherine
was an acquaintance of Elena, Matt, Meredith the young and Bonnie, but she was never particularly beautiful a part of their inner circle. Physically, she was small vampire whom Stefan and Damon fell in love with light brown during the Italian Renaissance 500 years ago. She was born in Germany to Baron Von Schwartzchild. She resembles Elena with golden blond hair and dark brown eyes. eyes the color of lapis lazuli. She was at the cemetery with Elena very fragile when they left the homecoming dance. She had stayed there in the church with Dick Carter, Tyler Smallwood's best friend. She was attacked by Katherine, and that caused her to go insane and she accused Elena of it. Then she is accused of killing Sue because she relapsed after her death and she was young and her last illness was terminal. Her maid Gudren sought out a vampire named Klaus to turn Katherine into a vampire. As a vampire, Katherine is much stronger than she was as a human, but the only one present. After sun still weakens her. She wears a small, silver lapis lazuli ring, made by her transition away maid Gudren, to protect herself from burning in the "fast crowd," sun. Katherine arrives in Florence, Italy where her involvement is considered unlikely. When Bonnie father took her in order for her to recover after he illness. It was there when Katherine meets and Meredith go to her house, she catatonically says that falls in love with Stefan Salvatore, the murderer said she is next. She is left under younger Salvatore brother. Over a period of time, after Stefan and Katherine spend much time together, Stefan and Katherine's fathers begin to discuss the protection prospects of a possible marriage. However, this prospect is cut when Stefan's elder brother, Damon but comes home from university. Damon, in an attempt to get revenge against his brother out of hatred and envy, tries to seduce Katherine as much as possible and tries to steal her from Stefan. Katherine eventually develops feelings for Damon, resulting in a competition between the two brothers for Katherine's affections. Katherine turns both Stefan and Damon into vampires so that all three can be happily together forever. When Stefan and Damon argue and tell Katherine that she must choose between them, Katherine attempts to get the brothers to reconcile by fooling them into believing she had committed suicide. Blaming the other for Katherine's death, Stefan and Damon fight to the death by sword, thus completing their transformations into vampires. Both Damon and Stefan feel immense guilt over having caused Katherine's "death." In The Fury, it is later murdered by Klaus. In Midnight, it was revealed that Vickie Katherine is the Other Power who attacked some of the people of Fell's Church. After Stefan and Damon killed each other, Katherine fled to Germany, where Klaus found her. Katherine grew powerful and sadistic over the centuries partly due to Klaus' influence. She can shape shift into a white tiger, kitten, owl, and she can manipulate the weather. She boasts about being the strongest of all due to killing many humans and vampires. She lured Stefan and Damon to Fell's Church to punish them for not reconciling after she faked her death. Katherine tries to kill Stefan, Elena and Damon. Katherine was presumably alive especially envious of Elena for Stefan falling deeply in love with her. Katherine dies when Elena shoves her into a shaft of light and removes her protective necklace. It was revealed in Fells Church.The Fury that although Katherine loved both brothers, she reveals that she had always loved Stefan more than Damon. [[spoiler: Katherine is reborn by Klaus (in The Hunters:Destiny Rising) and she becomes more caring and less selfish. It is revealed Elizabeth, who is Elena's mother and who was an Earth Guardian, is also her birth mother and is the half sister of Elena. Katherine was supposed to be a Guardian as well when she was 12 years of age, but she became fragile and very ill so the Guardians did not want her. Katherine finds out when she was dead, and did not tell Elena. Elena finds out and questions Katherine of whether or not she knew about Elena and her background. At the end of the series, Elena and Katherine appear to become more tolerant and understanding towards each other.]]



[[folder: ''Tyler Smallwood'']]

Tyler Smallwood is a 18-year-old direct descendant of the Smallwoods that were present at the founding of Fell's Church. Tyler is the stereotypical "jock" type; he is very tall, broad, husky and muscular with jet black hair, pale skin and very dark eyes. He is described as handsome and attractive, although he is rather fleshy. Tyler has fleshy hands and significantly large teeth. Tyler is much taller than Stefan and at least twice as broad. Tyler's family, the Smallwoods, is one founding family of Fell's Church; there appears to be some deep-seated resentment on the part of the Smallwoods over the history of the town's creation. Tyler seems to think that his family is more responsible for the founding than the Fell family, after which the town is named. In the first book, Tyler takes Elena to the graveyard, where she sees his grandfather's grave. Tyler tries to force himself on Elena, but Stefan saves her. Tyler has been antagonistic towards Stefan and Elena ever since. He is later revealed to be a werewolf; it was dormant until he knew how to begin the werewolf gene. Tyler eventually develops a relationship with Caroline Forbes. He is the father of Caroline's unborn babies at the end of The Return: Nightfall. Tyler has a cousin named Caleb Smallwood, who appears in Phantom.

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[[folder: ''Tyler Smallwood'']]

Tyler Smallwood
''Klaus'']]

Klaus
is a 18-year-old direct descendant pureblood vampire, one of the Smallwoods 'Old Ones' who has never been a human, and he existed long ago before the pyramids were built, which was 2500 B.C. According to him, he fought in the Trojan war and helped cause the downfall of the Roman Empire. In the late 15 century, he lived in a village in Germany, where the people thought that were present at he was the founding of Fell's Church. Tyler devil himself. Klaus is the stereotypical "jock" type; he is very tall, broad, husky and muscular Nordic in appearance, with jet black hair, pale skin electric blue eyes and very dark eyes. short, close-cropped, platinum blond hair. He is described as being handsome and attractive, although his features are often contorted in madness. He wears a dusty long tan coat. Personality-wise, Klaus is extremely deranged, and the line between his evil and his madnesss are very blurry. When pressed, he is rather fleshy. Tyler has fleshy hands deadly serious and significantly large teeth. Tyler is much taller than reminds everyone about his unfathomable old age, but usually he seems unnaturally chipper, and his evil deeds during Dark Reunion are tinged with irony. He refers to everyone as "sport." He writes "Goodnight, sweetheart" on Vickie's mirror after brutally murdering her and leaving the same song playing in her room. He nearly kills Stefan with the white ash wood spear that was intended for him. His mood changes from cheerful and at least twice as broad. Tyler's family, the Smallwoods, is one founding family of Fell's Church; there amused to enraged in seconds. Despite his seemingly erratic and scattered personality, he appears to be some deep-seated resentment a patient and methodical killer capable of elaborate plans. One day, a maid begged for his help to save her dying mistress, Katherine von Swartzschild. Klaus turned her into a vampire and instructed her on the part of the Smallwoods over the history of the town's creation. how to be malevolent and despotic. Centuries later, Katherine thought that she killed him, but Klaus arrives in Fell's Church, where he helps Tyler seems to think that become a werewolf. After that, he uses Tyler and his family is more responsible for own enhanced vampire powers to play with the founding than Salvatore brothers and their human friends. He murders Sue Carson, a friend of Bonnie and Meredith, and Vickie Bennett in an extremely violent manner. He offers Damon a truce if he will keep out of his way whiles he violently kills Stefan. Klaus also kidnaps Caroline Forbes and holds her hostage as bait to get Stefan to fight him. In the Fell family, after which final showdown, all the weapons used against him fail. Stefan bravely faces Klaus in an attempt to battle him and defeat him to protect the people he cares about and the town is named. In the first book, Tyler takes Elena to the graveyard, where she sees his grandfather's grave. Tyler tries to force himself on Elena, but Stefan saves her. Tyler has been antagonistic towards of Fells Church. However, despite Stefan's bravery, Klaus about almost kills Stefan and also, nearly kills Damon as well until there is an intervention from Elena's spirit, leading an army of Civil War ghosts. The ghosts carry a screaming Klaus away, and his current whereabouts (and state of being) are unknown. Klaus reappears in the Hunters trilogy, in the book Destiny Rising. [[spoiler: Klaus is reborn by Ethan Crane. Klaus awakens all the vampires he turned that are dead and creates an army. Klaus promises to kill Elena ever since. He and all her friends for revenge. Klaus tries to kill Elena over and over again but fails. When Klaus drinks Elena's blood, he dies for good. It is later revealed to be a werewolf; it was dormant until he knew how to begin the werewolf gene. Tyler eventually develops a relationship with Caroline Forbes. He that Elena is the father of Caroline's unborn babies at one that can kill the end of The Return: Nightfall. Tyler has a cousin named Caleb Smallwood, who appears in Phantom.Old Ones by letting them drink her blood.]]



[[folder: ''Caleb Smallwood'']]

Caleb is a member of the Smallwood Family and a carrier of the werewolf gene. He is an ancestor of Jacob Smallwood and the cousin of Tyler Smallwood. Physically, Caleb is described as having curly blond hair, and blue eyes. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Smallwood. When he was twelve, is father allowed his brother's son, Tyler, to stay with them for a short period of time. A few years later, in 1986, both Mr. Smallwood and his wife died. Later Caleb moved to Fell's Church, at home of his uncles, in early summer, after the "disappearance" of his cousin Tyler, following the fight against Klaus. Suddenly he finds himself having memories of two conflicting realities (one that was real, and one that was made up of fake memories implanted by the Guardians). The reason he retains his real memories is because he is supernatural (not just a dormant werewolf, but also some kind of spellcaster). He sees newspaper articles depicting each reality as well, and determines from them that Elena and her friends know what has happened and why his memories are so conflicting. Hoping that they also know where Tyler is, he begins doing yard work for aunt Judith, hoping to get closer to Elena so that she will tell him everything. In an effort to speed up this process, he casts a spell that makes the group jealous of everyone else, hoping they will turn against each other and reveal what they know. He give Elena, at their first meeting, a rose that has "found" on the porch (probably linked to the spell). He later watches the group during the rescue of Meredith from drowning, at Hot Springs, but runs away when is saw by the girl and Matt.
When Elena goes to the cemetery, to visit her parents, she also sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents, and reveals that he was the one who run away to Hot Springs. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is "evil". Stefan takes Elena to the Caleb's shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. Later Stefan, Meredith and Matt eventually try to confront him in Smallwoods' house, while his aunt and uncle are away, where he reveals his plan. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. As Matt stands guard on the first floor, Meredith regretfully informs Caleb that Tyler killed Sue Carson and that they truly don't know what happened to him. Later, the rose given to Elena by Caleb, will be used to destroy an Original Phantom, that fed the jealousy of the group.

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[[folder: ''Caleb Smallwood'']]

Caleb
''Sage'']]

Sage
is a member of the Smallwood Family and a carrier of the werewolf gene. vampire, presumed to be an Old One by Elena, although it is never proven. He is an ancestor of Jacob Smallwood and the cousin of Tyler Smallwood. Physically, Caleb is described as having curly blond hair, being helpful, benevolent and blue eyes. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, good-hearted. In 'The Return' trilogy, they encounter him and he is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Smallwood. When he was twelve, is father allowed his brother's son, Tyler, to stay with them for a short period of time. A few years later, in 1986, both Mr. Smallwood and his wife died. Later Caleb moved to Fell's Church, at home of his uncles, in early summer, after the "disappearance" of his cousin Tyler, following the fight against Klaus. Suddenly he finds himself having memories of two conflicting realities (one that was real, and one that was made up of fake memories implanted by the Guardians). The reason he retains his real memories is because he is supernatural (not just a dormant werewolf, but also some kind of spellcaster). He sees newspaper articles depicting each reality as well, and determines from them that Elena and her friends know what has happened and why his memories are so conflicting. Hoping that they also know where Tyler is, he begins doing yard work for aunt Judith, hoping to get closer to Elena so that she will tell him everything. In an effort to speed up this process, he casts a spell that makes the group jealous of everyone else, hoping they will turn against each other and reveal what they know. He give good character. Sage helps Bonnie, Elena, at Stefan, and Damon throughout these books. The four soon start to trust him and consider him their first meeting, a rose that has "found" on friend and ally in the porch (probably linked to the spell). He later watches the group battle. Sage is born during the rescue Iron Age (700 to 500 BC), and is the son of Meredith from drowning, at Hot Springs, a Fallen Angel and an unknown french woman. For a while, he knew the nature of his father and his mother, but runs away when is saw by the girl woman dies and Matt.
When Elena goes to the cemetery, to visit
her parents, she also sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents, and reveals that he was the one who run away to Hot Springs. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb soul is "evil". Stefan takes Elena to the Caleb's shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are damned because he is supernatural. Later Stefan, Meredith the love for the devil, The Celestial Court send him and Matt eventually try to confront him in Smallwoods' house, while his aunt father in the Dark Dimension and uncle are away, where he reveals his plan. Caleb says that he deduced that become the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could find out where Tyler went. As Matt stands guard on the first floor, Meredith regretfully informs Caleb that Tyler killed Sue Carson and that they truly don't know what happened to him. Later, the rose given to Elena by Caleb, will be used to destroy an Original Phantom, that fed the jealousy Guardian of the group.Gate of the Seven Treasures of Kitsune. Probably here he take, as his "pets", a hellhound named Sabre and a falcon named Talon. The death, and damnation, of the mother left Sage conflicted, torn between his loyalty to his father and his desire to avenge her.



[[folder: ''Jacob Smallwood'']]

Jacob was the first known member of the Smallwood Family to become a werewolf. He was also a co-founder of Fell's Church. Living in the area near Drowning Creek when Thomas and Honoria Fell arrive in the area and founded Fell's Church; he is also present during the foundation of the city and become one of the Founding Families. On the night of November 12th, after returning from the forest, Jacob was attacked by a werewolf. His wounds were deep, and Honoria Fell tried to treat them with whortleberry and sallow bark, being a witch. She later went to her home and cast her runes, which apparently told her that Jacob would become a wolf himself. Honoria told this to no one but her husband, Thomas. Every night, at the full moon, Jacob became a werewolf, and attacked young girls. On December 20th, Thomas Fell made bullets of silver and, with Honoria, went over to his house. The Fells killed him, and Honoria decided to bury him in the graveyard at the bottom of the hill. Eight and a half months after his death his son was born, inheriting the gene of lycanthropy and transmitting it to the next generations.

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[[folder: ''Jacob Smallwood'']]

Jacob
''Judith Maxwell (Née Gilbert)'']]

Judith is Elena and Margaret's maternal aunt and legal guardian. She is the sister of Elena and Margaret's mother.Judith
was born into the first known member Morrow family at an unknown time. She could be strict and anxious sometimes, but was caring and responsible. Judith met a man name Robert Maxwell at some point,and affectionately called him "Bob". He proposed to her, and she accepted his request. She moved in with Elena and her baby sister Margaret right after the death of the Smallwood Family girls' parents. She always looks vaguely flustered. She has a thin, mild face and flyaway red hair pushed back untidily. She is engaged to become a werewolf. He and later marries Robert Maxwell, though she briefly broke the engagement after Elena's death, thinking it was also a co-founder of Fell's Church. Living in the area near Drowning Creek when Thomas best for Margaret. She is deeply caring and Honoria Fell arrive in the area and founded Fell's Church; he is also present during the foundation of the city and become one of the Founding Families. On last people Elena talks to before dying the night of November 12th, after returning from the forest, Jacob was attacked by a werewolf. His wounds were deep, and Honoria Fell tried to treat them with whortleberry and sallow bark, being a witch. She later went to her home and cast her runes, which apparently told her first time. [[spoiler: It is revealed in ''Destiny Rising'' that Jacob would become Judith isn't Elena's or Margaret's biological aunt; she was a wolf himself. Honoria told this to no one but her husband, Thomas. Every night, at the full moon, Jacob became a werewolf, very good friend of Elena's mother only, despite having been called "Miss Gilbert" in The Struggle and attacked young girls. On December 20th, Thomas Fell made bullets of silver and, with Honoria, went over to his house. The Fells killed him, and Honoria decided to bury him in the graveyard at the bottom of the hill. Eight and a half months after his death his son was born, inheriting the gene of lycanthropy and transmitting it to the next generations.Dark Reunion.]]



[[folder: ''Zander'']]

Zander is a benevolent Original werewolf who has moonlight-coloured hair, blue eyes, and was very naïve. He became Bonnie McCullough's "admirer", which angered Damon Salvatore and led him to almost beat Zander almost to death. Zander later on becomes the main love interest of Bonnie. Zander was born in the late XX century. Zander is tall, gorgeous, with clear, true blue eyes, and slim torso with well-muscled arms. His features were sharply cut, the eyebrows arched, the cheekbones high, but his mouth was soft and sensual. He has pure white-blond hair. Zander has a noble personality, kind, gentle, compassionate and mature. He is literally Tyler's opposition or another werewolf infected, since they can not control the savagery and anger due to their wolfish nature. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf gene and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows it's on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything, but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension, so as not to confuse him.

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[[folder: ''Zander'']]

Zander
''Margaret Gilbert'']]

Margaret
is a benevolent Original werewolf who has moonlight-coloured hair, blue eyes, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Gilbert, niece of Judith and Robert Maxwell, and Elena's younger 4 yr old sister. When her parents died, she was only a year old and can barely remember them. Elena considers her to be very naïve. He became Bonnie McCullough's "admirer", which angered Damon Salvatore innocent and led him secretly talks to almost beat Zander almost her as a vampire after her death, saying that it is not yet her time to death. Zander later on becomes rejoin her deceased parents. She has the main love interest of Bonnie. Zander was born in the late XX century. Zander is tall, gorgeous, with clear, true blue eyes, and slim torso with well-muscled arms. His features were sharply cut, the eyebrows arched, the cheekbones high, but his mouth was soft and sensual. He has pure platinum white-blond hair. Zander has a noble personality, kind, gentle, compassionate hair, fair, pink skin with peachy cheeks, and mature. He very light blue eyes. Margaret is literally Tyler's opposition or another werewolf infected, since they can not control the savagery generally cheerful, upbeat and anger due to their wolfish nature. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed the werewolf gene optimistic, and did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he she is skilled empathetic enough to turn offer Elena Halloween candy when not on her older sister seems distressed. She likes animals well enough to adopt a full moon. He also says that kitten, though it turns out to be Katherine von Swartzschild in animal form. Due to her age, she gives little to no evidence of understanding the High Wolf Council sent him activities and concerns of her older sister or the other characters. She perceives Elena’s death as her older sister’s having gone to college to investigate be with their parents. Her parents died when she was around one year old, so she has little memory of them. It is unknown how she spends her time or if she has any friends, as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows it's on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and reader only sees her friends were on their way to finish the rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly everything, but leaves out about the Guardians and Dark Dimension, so as not to confuse him.with Elena or Aunt Judith.



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[[folder: ''Jessalyn D'Aubigne'']]''Vickie Bennett'']]

Vickie was an acquaintance of Elena, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie, but she was never particularly a part of their inner circle. Physically, she was small with light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She was at the cemetery with Elena when they left the homecoming dance. She had stayed there in the church with Dick Carter, Tyler Smallwood's best friend. She was attacked by Katherine, and that caused her to go insane and she accused Elena of it. Then she is accused of killing Sue because she relapsed after her death and she was the only one present. After her transition away from the "fast crowd," her involvement is considered unlikely. When Bonnie and Meredith go to her house, she catatonically says that the murderer said she is next. She is left under the protection of Damon but is later murdered by Klaus. In Midnight, it was revealed that Vickie was presumably alive and in Fells Church.



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[[folder: ''Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore'']]''Tyler Smallwood'']]

Tyler Smallwood is a 18-year-old direct descendant of the Smallwoods that were present at the founding of Fell's Church. Tyler is the stereotypical "jock" type; he is very tall, broad, husky and muscular with jet black hair, pale skin and very dark eyes. He is described as handsome and attractive, although he is rather fleshy. Tyler has fleshy hands and significantly large teeth. Tyler is much taller than Stefan and at least twice as broad. Tyler's family, the Smallwoods, is one founding family of Fell's Church; there appears to be some deep-seated resentment on the part of the Smallwoods over the history of the town's creation. Tyler seems to think that his family is more responsible for the founding than the Fell family, after which the town is named. In the first book, Tyler takes Elena to the graveyard, where she sees his grandfather's grave. Tyler tries to force himself on Elena, but Stefan saves her. Tyler has been antagonistic towards Stefan and Elena ever since. He is later revealed to be a werewolf; it was dormant until he knew how to begin the werewolf gene. Tyler eventually develops a relationship with Caroline Forbes. He is the father of Caroline's unborn babies at the end of The Return: Nightfall. Tyler has a cousin named Caleb Smallwood, who appears in Phantom.



[[folder: ''Theophilia Flowers'']]

Theophilia or Mrs. Flowers is the owner of the boarding house where Stefan lives. They once thought she was just a crazy old woman. During The Return: Nightfall, she is revealed to be a witch like Bonnie and helps the friends search for Elena in the woods. Mrs. Flowers is said to be over 100 years old. She has grey hair and a smiling face with bright black eyes. She seems to suspect what Stefan is and makes knowing references about things lurking in the woods and jokes about Stefan flying off the roof. It is possible that she has the psychic premonitions. In The Return: Nightfall, Mrs. Flowers reveals to Elena that she became a nurse when she was younger. She then states that she is a witch and has known about Stefan all along. She tells Elena that she has a "soft spot" for him and has decided to help Elena find Stefan, who has gone missing. She helps to cure Matt. Mrs. Flowers is educated in the usage of herbs. She tells Bonnie and Meredith that she used to be a medium or vaudeville and her mother died in 1901. After Elena, Matt, Bonnie and Meredith found Stefan, they took him back to the boarding house and found that Mrs. Flowers had left the front door open. They thought she was crazy to do that since there had been attacks by the cemetery which was near the boarding house. Stefan and Damon returned to Fell's Church after Bonnie summoned Stefan. They hid in the boarding house barn to talk but were interrupted by Mrs. Flowers who bought them refreshments and had Stefan's room ready for him, promising not to speak a word of his return before she left, leaving everyone stunned and confused. While doing her gardening, Stefan, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie asked her where they could hide white-ash wood and she directed them to the location in the woods, confused. Matt returned to Fell's Church and stayed at the boarding house with Mrs. Flowers. Meredith said that they made a solid team. Mrs. Flowers enjoyed Matt's company and cared very much for his safety. They worked with Dr. Alpert and Isobel Saitou 's mother and grandmother. One night Matt went and spied Shinichi with several children, including the Sheriff's niece Rebbecca ( Do not get confued with Rebekah Mikaelson). The sheriff went after them abut did not return, and Matt later saw Rebbecca wearing his shirt as a dress. Matt snatched the sheriff's badge from her and took it back to Mrs. Flowers who tried to see what happened to the sheriff through the badge, but could not see clearly since it hadn't been touching his skin.

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[[folder: ''Theophilia Flowers'']]

Theophilia or Mrs. Flowers
''Caleb Smallwood'']]

Caleb is a member of the Smallwood Family and a carrier of the werewolf gene. He is an ancestor of Jacob Smallwood and the cousin of Tyler Smallwood. Physically, Caleb is described as having curly blond hair, and blue eyes. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he
is the owner only child of the boarding house where Stefan lives. They once thought she was just a crazy old woman. During The Return: Nightfall, she is revealed to be a witch like Bonnie Mr. and helps the friends search for Elena in the woods. Mrs. Flowers Smallwood. When he was twelve, is said father allowed his brother's son, Tyler, to be over 100 stay with them for a short period of time. A few years old. She has grey hair later, in 1986, both Mr. Smallwood and a smiling face with bright black eyes. She seems to suspect what Stefan is and makes knowing references about things lurking in the woods and jokes about Stefan flying off the roof. It is possible that she has the psychic premonitions. In The Return: Nightfall, Mrs. Flowers reveals to Elena that she became a nurse when she was younger. She then states that she is a witch and has known about Stefan all along. She tells Elena that she has a "soft spot" for him and has decided to help Elena find Stefan, who has gone missing. She helps to cure Matt. Mrs. Flowers is educated in the usage of herbs. She tells Bonnie and Meredith that she used to be a medium or vaudeville and her mother died in 1901. After Elena, Matt, Bonnie and Meredith found Stefan, they took him back to the boarding house and found that Mrs. Flowers had left the front door open. They thought she was crazy to do that since there had been attacks by the cemetery which was near the boarding house. Stefan and Damon returned his wife died. Later Caleb moved to Fell's Church after Bonnie summoned Stefan. They hid in the boarding house barn to talk but were interrupted by Mrs. Flowers who bought them refreshments and had Stefan's room ready for him, promising not to speak a word Church, at home of his return before uncles, in early summer, after the "disappearance" of his cousin Tyler, following the fight against Klaus. Suddenly he finds himself having memories of two conflicting realities (one that was real, and one that was made up of fake memories implanted by the Guardians). The reason he retains his real memories is because he is supernatural (not just a dormant werewolf, but also some kind of spellcaster). He sees newspaper articles depicting each reality as well, and determines from them that Elena and her friends know what has happened and why his memories are so conflicting. Hoping that they also know where Tyler is, he begins doing yard work for aunt Judith, hoping to get closer to Elena so that she left, leaving will tell him everything. In an effort to speed up this process, he casts a spell that makes the group jealous of everyone stunned else, hoping they will turn against each other and confused. While doing reveal what they know. He give Elena, at their first meeting, a rose that has "found" on the porch (probably linked to the spell). He later watches the group during the rescue of Meredith from drowning, at Hot Springs, but runs away when is saw by the girl and Matt.
When Elena goes to the cemetery, to visit
her gardening, parents, she also sees Caleb, who has also lost his parents, and reveals that he was the one who run away to Hot Springs. Stefan shows up and throws Caleb against a tombstone out of envy that he might like Elena. He says that he discovered evidence that Caleb is "evil". Stefan takes Elena to the Caleb's shed, and they see that Caleb had collected many photos and newspapers about them. They detail both realities - of the events that actually happened and everyone's fabricated memories. Stefan and Elena conclude that the Guardians just changed these, but Caleb can see some of them for what they really are because he is supernatural. Later Stefan, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie asked her Matt eventually try to confront him in Smallwoods' house, while his aunt and uncle are away, where they he reveals his plan. Caleb says that he deduced that the group of friends was behind his contradicting memories and gave Elena the rose, hoping to get closer to her so that he could hide white-ash wood and she directed them to the location in the woods, confused. find out where Tyler went. As Matt returned to Fell's Church and stayed at stands guard on the boarding house with Mrs. Flowers. first floor, Meredith said regretfully informs Caleb that Tyler killed Sue Carson and that they made a solid team. Mrs. Flowers enjoyed Matt's company and cared very much for his safety. They worked with Dr. Alpert and Isobel Saitou 's mother and grandmother. One night Matt went and spied Shinichi with several children, including the Sheriff's niece Rebbecca ( Do not get confued with Rebekah Mikaelson). The sheriff went after them abut did not return, and Matt later saw Rebbecca wearing his shirt as a dress. Matt snatched the sheriff's badge from her and took it back to Mrs. Flowers who tried to see truly don't know what happened to him. Later, the sheriff through rose given to Elena by Caleb, will be used to destroy an Original Phantom, that fed the badge, but could not see clearly since it hadn't been touching his skin.jealousy of the group.



[[folder: ''Shinichi'']]

Shinichi is a magical fox spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon to destroy Fell's Church. With the help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi begins to feel for Elena, soon Shinichi falls deeply inlove with Elena and becomes obsessed with her. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures called Malach to make Damon one of his pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, bringing him under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens of Fall's Church. In his human form, Shinichi looks like a young and beautiful Asian boy with pitch black hair, red all around the tips and golden eyes. In his real fox form, he has more than six tails and black and red fur. His personality is twisted and evil. Shinichi begins to make moves on Elena. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon in order to destroy the entire Fell's Church. With the influence and help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures, which can be the size of a pinhead or big enough to swallow your entire arm, to make Damon one of her pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, making him entirely under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and even kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens of Fell's Church. He and his sister die in The Return: Midnight, after saying that they regret taking the mission to destroy Fell's Church.

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Shinichi is a magical fox spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon to destroy Fell's Church. With
''Jacob Smallwood'']]

Jacob was
the help first known member of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi begins Smallwood Family to feel for Elena, soon Shinichi falls deeply inlove with Elena and becomes obsessed with her. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures called Malach to make Damon one of his pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, bringing him under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like become a virus among the citizens of Fall's Church. In his human form, Shinichi looks like werewolf. He was also a young and beautiful Asian boy with pitch black hair, red all around the tips and golden eyes. In his real fox form, he has more than six tails and black and red fur. His personality is twisted and evil. Shinichi begins to make moves on Elena. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon in order to destroy the entire Fell's Church. With the influence and help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures, which can be the size of a pinhead or big enough to swallow your entire arm, to make Damon one of her pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, making him entirely under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and even kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens co-founder of Fell's Church. He Living in the area near Drowning Creek when Thomas and his sister die Honoria Fell arrive in The Return: Midnight, after saying that they regret taking the mission to destroy area and founded Fell's Church.Church; he is also present during the foundation of the city and become one of the Founding Families. On the night of November 12th, after returning from the forest, Jacob was attacked by a werewolf. His wounds were deep, and Honoria Fell tried to treat them with whortleberry and sallow bark, being a witch. She later went to her home and cast her runes, which apparently told her that Jacob would become a wolf himself. Honoria told this to no one but her husband, Thomas. Every night, at the full moon, Jacob became a werewolf, and attacked young girls. On December 20th, Thomas Fell made bullets of silver and, with Honoria, went over to his house. The Fells killed him, and Honoria decided to bury him in the graveyard at the bottom of the hill. Eight and a half months after his death his son was born, inheriting the gene of lycanthropy and transmitting it to the next generations.



[[folder: ''Misao'']]

Misao is a magical fix spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. She is Shinichi's twin sister. In the beginning of Nightfall, she appeared in Caroline's mirror in her brother's form, and used her bad feelings for Elena to making them sign a contract, which enabled Caroline to get her revenge on Elena and Stefan. Misao possessed Caroline with malach and used her to spread the virus-like creatures in the town, mostly among the young girls. Under their influence, the girls did terrible things to themselves, like home-made piercings and offering sex to the older boys. Although they are brother and sister, Misao has a passionate and sexual attachment to Shinichi, and they share a kiss in the scene where they lure Bonnie, Meredith, Matt, Alaric and Mrs. Flowers into the woods. In her human form, Misao looks like a pretty young Asian girl with long black hair, scarlet all around the tips, and black eyes, while in her fox form she has more than six tails and black and scarlet fur. Her personality is spoiled and arrogant.

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Misao
''Zander'']]

Zander
is a magical fix spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. She is Shinichi's twin sister. In the beginning of Nightfall, she appeared in Caroline's mirror in her brother's form, benevolent Original werewolf who has moonlight-coloured hair, blue eyes, and used her bad feelings for Elena to making them sign a contract, was very naïve. He became Bonnie McCullough's "admirer", which enabled Caroline to get her revenge on Elena angered Damon Salvatore and Stefan. Misao led him to almost beat Zander almost to death. Zander later on becomes the main love interest of Bonnie. Zander was born in the late XX century. Zander is tall, gorgeous, with clear, true blue eyes, and slim torso with well-muscled arms. His features were sharply cut, the eyebrows arched, the cheekbones high, but his mouth was soft and sensual. He has pure white-blond hair. Zander has a noble personality, kind, gentle, compassionate and mature. He is literally Tyler's opposition or another werewolf infected, since they can not control the savagery and anger due to their wolfish nature. Zander reveals himself as an original werewolf. At first, Bonnie believes this to mean he is really old. However, Zander reveals this just means that he is directly descended from the cavemen who naturally possessed Caroline with malach the werewolf gene and used did not inherit it from a bite or from being passed down from a family member who had been bitten. He also says that this gives him the power to stop turning on full moons and if he is skilled enough to turn when not on a full moon. He also says that the High Wolf Council sent him to college to investigate as the college was on ley lines making it a supernatural hotspot and that he and his friends have been trying to stop the Vitale society. Bonnie reveals she knows it's on ley lines and that he need not worry as they had taken down most of the members and her friends were on their way to spread finish the virus-like creatures in the town, rest off. Zander is very surprised and asks for an explanation off Bonnie. She reveals mostly among everything, but leaves out about the young girls. Under their influence, the girls did terrible things to themselves, like home-made piercings Guardians and offering sex Dark Dimension, so as not to the older boys. Although they are brother and sister, Misao has a passionate and sexual attachment to Shinichi, and they share a kiss in the scene where they lure Bonnie, Meredith, Matt, Alaric and Mrs. Flowers into the woods. In her human form, Misao looks like a pretty young Asian girl with long black hair, scarlet all around the tips, and black eyes, while in her fox form she has more than six tails and black and scarlet fur. Her personality is spoiled and arrogant.confuse him.



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[[folder: ''Thomas Gilbert'']]''Jessalyn D'Aubigne'']]



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[[folder: ''Elizabeth Gilbert (nee Morrow)'']]''Conti Di Giuseppe Salvatore'']]


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[[folder: ''Theophilia Flowers'']]

Theophilia or Mrs. Flowers is the owner of the boarding house where Stefan lives. They once thought she was just a crazy old woman. During The Return: Nightfall, she is revealed to be a witch like Bonnie and helps the friends search for Elena in the woods. Mrs. Flowers is said to be over 100 years old. She has grey hair and a smiling face with bright black eyes. She seems to suspect what Stefan is and makes knowing references about things lurking in the woods and jokes about Stefan flying off the roof. It is possible that she has the psychic premonitions. In The Return: Nightfall, Mrs. Flowers reveals to Elena that she became a nurse when she was younger. She then states that she is a witch and has known about Stefan all along. She tells Elena that she has a "soft spot" for him and has decided to help Elena find Stefan, who has gone missing. She helps to cure Matt. Mrs. Flowers is educated in the usage of herbs. She tells Bonnie and Meredith that she used to be a medium or vaudeville and her mother died in 1901. After Elena, Matt, Bonnie and Meredith found Stefan, they took him back to the boarding house and found that Mrs. Flowers had left the front door open. They thought she was crazy to do that since there had been attacks by the cemetery which was near the boarding house. Stefan and Damon returned to Fell's Church after Bonnie summoned Stefan. They hid in the boarding house barn to talk but were interrupted by Mrs. Flowers who bought them refreshments and had Stefan's room ready for him, promising not to speak a word of his return before she left, leaving everyone stunned and confused. While doing her gardening, Stefan, Matt, Meredith and Bonnie asked her where they could hide white-ash wood and she directed them to the location in the woods, confused. Matt returned to Fell's Church and stayed at the boarding house with Mrs. Flowers. Meredith said that they made a solid team. Mrs. Flowers enjoyed Matt's company and cared very much for his safety. They worked with Dr. Alpert and Isobel Saitou 's mother and grandmother. One night Matt went and spied Shinichi with several children, including the Sheriff's niece Rebbecca ( Do not get confued with Rebekah Mikaelson). The sheriff went after them abut did not return, and Matt later saw Rebbecca wearing his shirt as a dress. Matt snatched the sheriff's badge from her and took it back to Mrs. Flowers who tried to see what happened to the sheriff through the badge, but could not see clearly since it hadn't been touching his skin.
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[[folder: ''Shinichi'']]

Shinichi is a magical fox spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon to destroy Fell's Church. With the help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi begins to feel for Elena, soon Shinichi falls deeply inlove with Elena and becomes obsessed with her. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures called Malach to make Damon one of his pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, bringing him under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens of Fall's Church. In his human form, Shinichi looks like a young and beautiful Asian boy with pitch black hair, red all around the tips and golden eyes. In his real fox form, he has more than six tails and black and red fur. His personality is twisted and evil. Shinichi begins to make moves on Elena. At first, he appeared as a dark and mysterious person, who offered a partnership to Damon in order to destroy the entire Fell's Church. With the influence and help of Damon, Stefan is lured away from the town with the promise of becoming a human again. Shinichi and his twin sister, Misao, used terrible tentacled creatures, which can be the size of a pinhead or big enough to swallow your entire arm, to make Damon one of her pawns. The malach entered his body and took him over from the inside, corrupting his body and his soul, making him entirely under Shinichi's will. Shinichi made Damon torture Elena and even kidnap her, making her believe that Stefan wanted her to be under Damon's care, while he and Misao spread the malach like a virus among the citizens of Fell's Church. He and his sister die in The Return: Midnight, after saying that they regret taking the mission to destroy Fell's Church.
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[[folder: ''Misao'']]

Misao is a magical fix spirit called a "Kitsune" from Japan. She is Shinichi's twin sister. In the beginning of Nightfall, she appeared in Caroline's mirror in her brother's form, and used her bad feelings for Elena to making them sign a contract, which enabled Caroline to get her revenge on Elena and Stefan. Misao possessed Caroline with malach and used her to spread the virus-like creatures in the town, mostly among the young girls. Under their influence, the girls did terrible things to themselves, like home-made piercings and offering sex to the older boys. Although they are brother and sister, Misao has a passionate and sexual attachment to Shinichi, and they share a kiss in the scene where they lure Bonnie, Meredith, Matt, Alaric and Mrs. Flowers into the woods. In her human form, Misao looks like a pretty young Asian girl with long black hair, scarlet all around the tips, and black eyes, while in her fox form she has more than six tails and black and scarlet fur. Her personality is spoiled and arrogant.
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[[folder: ''Thomas Gilbert'']]
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[[folder: ''Elizabeth Gilbert (nee Morrow)'']]
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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Elena Gilbert, Margaret Gilbert, Elizabeth Gilbert, Katherine Von Schwarzschild and all of the Guardians are angels.

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* ActionGirl: All of the female characters fit this trope: Elena, Bonnie, and Meredith. All of them are involved in all of the action that happens.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Elena Gilbert, Margaret Gilbert, Elena, Margaret, Elizabeth Gilbert, Katherine Von Schwarzschild and all of the Guardians are angels.



* BadassAdorable: Bonnie.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: In the books we had Elena (Blonde), Meredith (Brunette), and Bonnie (Redhead). In the TV show Elena is Brunette, Bonnie has black hair and is African American. Meredith doesn't exist as of yet.

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* {{Badass}}: Stefan, Elena, Damon, and Klaus, whom are all vampires all fit this trope. Bonnie is also this trope since she is a powerful psychic/witch. Also, the non-vampires such as Meredith and Matt are all highly capable.
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BadassAdorable: Bonnie.
Bonnie. She is a powerful psychic who is a powerhouse and capable of kicking anyone's ass yet she is so sweet, cute, adorable and vulnerable at the same time.
** BadassAbnormal: Stefan, Damon, Katherine, Klaus, Elena and Bonnie are all supernatural beings who possess superhuman abilities. They often use their powers in the action.
** BadassDamsel: Elena may be a damsel but she is more than capable of fighting and standing up for herself and her family/friends when the time calls for it. She is tough, strong, feisty and determined.
** BadassNormal: Meredith, Matt and even Alaric. All are human, but Meredith is a capable fighter who is also a [[VampireHunter vampire slayer]]. Matt is a strong [[LovableJock athlete]] capable of great strength. Alaric is incredibly intelligent, therefore he uses his brains to conduct research and missions.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Elena's relationship with Damon. Despite Elena's strong love for Stefan, Elena has always held a sexual attraction towards Damon and is drawn to Damon's dark, seductive nature and aura. Sometimes she falls into temptation in regards to Damon, but she fights it and remained [[UndyingLoyalty stoically loyal]] to Stefan, regardless of her sexual attraction to Damon.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: In the books we had Elena (Blonde), (''Blonde''), Meredith (Brunette), (''Brunette''), and Bonnie (Redhead). In (''Redhead''). On the TV show series, Elena is Brunette, Bonnie has black hair and is African American. Meredith doesn't exist as of yet.


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* CainAndAbel: Stefan and Damon's relationship is built from this trope. Damon, the older brother, is Cain and Stefan, the younger brother, is the Abel. Like Cain, Damon has hated and has always been jealous of Stefan since childhood for a number of reasons. Like Abel, Stefan was considered to be the good soon, the one who was pure of heart and like Cain, Damon was jealous of Abel because of it.
** First, Damon believes that Stefan is responsible for the death of their mother because their mother had died a few years after Stefan's birth. Although this isn't Stefan's fault, Damon blames Stefan for the death of their mother.
** Second, Damon has always been jealous of Stefan because Stefan was always the favoured child, not just with their father Giuseppe, but with everyone else as well.
** Stefan has always been the good, ideal and obedient son who is described to be noble, honourable, good-hearted and pure of heart. Damon, on the other hand, was viewed as the "ne'er do well son, who was rebellious, selfish, sadistic, unkind, uncaring, impulsive, sociopathic and unsympathetic.
** Out of jealousy, Damon had made it his life's mission to physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually damage and torment Stefan and make his life a living Hell. He has threatened Stefan on numerous occasions and has threatened to kill Stefan.
** Like Cain did to Abel, Damon did end up killing Stefan during a sword fight after he stabbed Stefan in the heart. This caused Stefan to transform into a vampire.
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