History YMMV / TheVampireDiaries

24th Apr '17 2:26:52 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Katherine of Season 5, the fact that the writers refuse to let her go away or die has irritated a number of people as has [[spoiler: her possessing Elena]]. And now that Katherine is not only dead, but got DraggedOffToHell, the fandom has been divided even further. Either Katherine got what was coming to her, or it was a case of DisproportionateRetribution.

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** Katherine of Season 5, the fact that the writers refuse to let her go away or die has irritated a number of people as has [[spoiler: her possessing Elena]]. And now that Katherine is not only dead, but got DraggedOffToHell, the fandom has been divided even further. Either Katherine got what was coming to her, or it was a case of DisproportionateRetribution. [[spoiler: This retribution getting reversed by her becoming Queen of Hell and the FinalBoss of the series makes things even worse.]]
20th Apr '17 11:49:29 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: The ungodly ''roar'' that Silas lets out just before he drains Jeremy.
11th Mar '17 7:46:35 AM owlnoelsword96
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* ActorShipping: Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.

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* ActorShipping: Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev. Though it has died down considerably after they broke up- and ''especially'' after some disparaging things Ian said about Delena and Nina's potential return to the show.


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** The series finale has a few, but especially "Don't Let Me Go," by The Fray playing while [[spoiler: Stefan reveals that he is dead, having sacrificed himself for Damon, and is reunited in death with Lexi.]] "I was feeling epic," indeed.


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* DesignatedVillain: A mild case. While fans are well aware that Katherine has done ''terrible'' things, after giving Katherine a very tragic backstory, sympathetic motivations, and quite a few PetTheDog moments, a lot of fans feel it's a bit too much of the show to have ''created HELL just to send her there,'' and then also [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome have her somehow manipulate Cad into making Katherine the queen of Hell without ever even hinting as to how she did it.]]
4th Mar '17 9:57:03 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Damon. Is he really [[ObviouslyEvil that evil]] or just [[LoveMakesYouEvil a victim of love]]? Considering that Damon is a serial rapist and serial killer, this is DracoInLeatherPants all the way. Most male-and for that matter female-vampires are like this given their disregard for human life. Isobel Saltzman is an obvious example. Some of the episodes have also hinted at BlueAndOrangeMorality for Damon; this theory has been adopted by some of the fandom.

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** Damon. Is he really [[ObviouslyEvil that evil]] or just [[LoveMakesYouEvil a victim of love]]? Considering that Damon is a serial rapist SerialRapist and serial killer, SerialKiller, this is DracoInLeatherPants all the way. Most male-and for that matter female-vampires are like this given their disregard for human life. Isobel Saltzman is an obvious example. Some of the episodes have also hinted at BlueAndOrangeMorality for Damon; this theory has been adopted by some of the fandom.
23rd Jan '17 1:08:31 PM immortalfrieza
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** In the eighth season, Damon spends half of it mind controlled by Sybil on both a conscious and subconscious level. This causes quite the snarl as to just how much of his behavior can be attributed to that, Damon just being Damon, or a combination of the two.
20th Jan '17 9:12:37 PM immortalfrieza
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** Sybil's obsession with completely brainwashing Damon to the point of trying to replace Elena in his mind with herself is filled with subtext.


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** [[HateSink While likely intentional to some extent,]] the Sirens are really grating on the nerves of the fans. This is mostly due to their entire purpose being to brainwash the main characters into being evil, blame them for the things the Sirens made them do, sending people to hell for the most petty and even unintentional reasons, and being two more villains that all but unkillable thus ensuring they stick around.
10th Jan '17 2:28:41 PM JarvisLyttle
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* InternetBackdraft: The deaths of lesbian couple Mary Louise and Nora Hildegard who were both part of the Heretics in season 7, got swept up in the 2016 controversy over the BuryYourGays trope that got started over the death of a lesbian character on ''Series/{{The 100}}'', another show on the CW.
14th Nov '16 7:48:31 AM JarvisLyttle
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** Also all the vampire characters invoke this trope when they "turn off their humanity" as this is what Elena and Caroline did when Elena's brother died and Caroline's mother died because they didn't want to feel the pain of losing their loved one.
14th Nov '16 7:42:58 AM JarvisLyttle
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** Damon, so much. He definitely crossed it in season five when it is revealed that [[spoiler: he murdered Aaron's parents and every generation of Whitmore but one for years as revenge for being captured and experimented on. The truly despicable part is that he killed the last one only a few months ago meaning that he lied to Elena and his bloodlust and sociopathic nature are still very much alive. Even Elena, who has put up an extremely impressive wall of denial about him, is absolutely horrified]].

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** Damon, so much. He definitely crossed it in season five when it is revealed that [[spoiler: he murdered Aaron's parents and every generation of Whitmore but one Whitmores for years as revenge for being captured and experimented on. The truly despicable part is that he killed the last one only a few months ago meaning that he lied to Elena and his bloodlust and sociopathic nature are still very much alive. Even Elena, who has put up an extremely impressive wall of denial about him, is absolutely horrified]].horrified.
*** Damon pretty much zig-zagged this trope throughout the series because of his HeelFaceRevolvingDoor where in this he has killed Jeremy who only survived because of the Gilbert ring, murdered Aaron when he thought Elena broke up with him, and has generally came close to killing Stefan and the rest of the gang on several occasions.
*** In Season 8 he crosses it again when he murders [[spoiler:Tyler]] while he is under Sybil's control.



* OpinionMyopia: Some of the fans can't acknowledge when a character they like has raped another and they try to make up excuses as to why it's not rape, when compulsion is actually mind rape, no matter how nicely you try to put it. Forcing somebody down a bed while said person is crying, then manipulate this person's mind to have her be okay with you forcing her is rape.

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* OpinionMyopia: Some of the fans can't acknowledge debate when a character they like has raped another and they try to make up excuses as to why it's not rape, when rape like for example stating that the sex was consensual before the compulsion. Though of course the other argument is that compulsion is actually mind rape, no matter how nicely you try to put it. Forcing rape and also forcing somebody down a bed while said person is crying, then manipulate this person's mind to have her be okay with you forcing being a sociopath vampire that drinks your blood is technically rape since her free will was taken and so she is rape.not truly consenting to continuing to sleep with you.
8th Nov '16 6:22:21 AM JarvisLyttle
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** There has been an increase in Damon/Caroline since she's [[spoiler: been turned]] and so is now more than capeable of sticking up for herself.

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** There has been an increase in Damon/Caroline since she's [[spoiler: been turned]] turned and so is now more than capeable of sticking up for herself.



* {{Squick}}: Silas taking Elena's form after it was revealed that [[spoiler: his lover Amara was the original doppelganger]]

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* {{Squick}}: Silas taking Elena's form after it was revealed that [[spoiler: his lover Amara was the original doppelganger]]doppelganger.



** Lexi who in her debut episode is killed by Damon as her friendship with Stefan was interesting and she could have been a good ally, though she does make appearances in flashbacks and makes guest appearances as a ghost until moving on in the afterlife.
** In the season 2 finale Jenna, who's just become the last major character to learn about the {{Masquerade}}, is turned into a vampire herself. And is just as quickly killed off, rather than the multitudes of story possibilities that could have come from it.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In the season 2 finale [[spoiler:Jenna, who's just become the last major character to learn about the {{Masquerade}}, is turned into a vampire herself. And is just as quickly killed off, rather than the multitudes of story possibilities that could have come from it.]]



** Caroline. Caroline. Caroline. [[spoiler: Right after Katherine makes her a vampire in ''Brave New World''.]]
** Which isn't to say she didn't get a head start on this one. Her dad abandoned her, she and her mother don't get along, she is constantly finding it difficult to fit in with her friends and is constantly overshadowed by Elena, she is abused and discarded by Damon and her boyfriend neglects her. Really, getting turned was probably the best thing for her.

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** Caroline. Caroline. Caroline. [[spoiler: Right after Katherine makes her a vampire in ''Brave New World''.]]
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Which isn't to say she didn't get a head start on this one. Her dad abandoned her, she and her mother don't get along, she is constantly finding it difficult to fit in with her friends and is constantly overshadowed by Elena, she is abused and discarded by Damon and her boyfriend neglects her. Really, getting turned was probably the best thing for her.her.
*** Then of course she later has to deal with her mother getting cancer and not even turning her into a vampire could cure it and when she eventually dies, Caroline is so distraught that she turns off her humanity for the first time after her funeral.



*** Culminated when Non-Humanity!Elena tried to kill Bonnie, all the while blaming Bonnie for her own faults. Taken into consideration, Bonnie's 'response' is quite expected. Of course, not long afterwards [[spoiler:she dies anyway in the process of bringing Elena's brother Jeremy back to life, so yeah... And the first episode of the next season has Silas slit her father's throat in front of a brainwashed crowd, with Ghost!Bonnie there to see the horror.]]

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*** Culminated when Non-Humanity!Elena tried to kill Bonnie, all the while blaming Bonnie for her own faults. Taken into consideration, Bonnie's 'response' is quite expected. Of course, not long afterwards [[spoiler:she she dies anyway in the process of bringing Elena's brother Jeremy back to life, so yeah... And the first episode of the next season has Silas slit her father's throat in front of a brainwashed crowd, with Ghost!Bonnie there to see the horror.]]
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