!Mikaelson Family

!!Niklaus 'Klaus' Mikaelson
[[caption-width-right:250:''"I want to be King."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Joseph Morgan

->'''Rebekah''': Klaus may be a miserable excuse for a sibling but there is none more diabolical.

Klaus is a 1,000+ year old hybrid, who is half vampire and half werewolf. Originally, Klaus, like all of the other Original vampires, was born a human until Esther and Mikael bestowed the curse of vampirism/immortality onto him and the rest of his siblings. Lord Niklaus (known pretty much universally as Klaus) is the main antagonist of the series from Season Two onward. He's responsible for numerous character deaths and his manipulations stretch back all the way to Season One, before he made an onscreen appearance or was even mentioned. He is the half brother to all of the other Original vampires: Elijah, Rebekah, Kol, and Finn. Klaus and his siblings share the same mother, Esther, who is the Original witch. Klaus' step father Mikael, is not Klaus' biological father; Klaus' real father is a werewolf. Mikael and Klaus never got along because of this and Mikael saw Klaus as a illegitimate child because of his wife Esther's affair with Klaus' biological father. In comparison to his elder half brother Elijah, who is described to be noble, compassionate, honourable and has regard for human life, Klaus is the opposite: Klaus is sociopathic, jealous, reckless, impulsive, selfish and manipulative. While still living in [[TheVampireDiaries Mystic Falls]], Klaus receives a letter from Katherine Pierce that a witch named Sophie-Anne Deveareux is plotting against him. He immediately heads to New Orleans to destroy this alleged plot, only to find that things aren't what they seem.
* AGodAmI: "I want to be King."
* AboveGoodAndEvil: How Klaus sees himself.
* AffablyEvil: To Camille, when he wants to be.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Hayley used to find him irresistible.
* [[AlphaBitch Alpha Bastard]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: Klaus achieves his goals and plans through underhanded means.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Elijah.
* AntiVillain: Klaus is [[NobleDemon Type I]] and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Type II]].
* ArchnemesisDad: While not related to each other biologically, Klaus did raise Marcel like a son but they schemed to kill one another. It's also what Klaus fears his offspring will see him as.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Niklaus is the name my father gave me. Please, call me Klaus."
* AxCrazy: Klaus is the epitome of psychologically unstable, and he is rather dangerous. Klaus is capable of extreme violence and murderous rage, especially if he is crossed.
* {{Badass}}: Klaus is the most powerful being on the planet. He is a hybrid after all (vampire/werewolf). Because of this, he's extra strong and badass.
** BadassBoast: Basically all of the time. When is Klaus not boasting?
** BadassInCharge: He's the Vampire King of New Orleons.
** CulturedBadass: Klaus seems to enjoy the finer and expensive things in life. Not to mention that Klaus loves art (he even draws himself!).
** HeartbrokenBadass: Klaus has had quite a bit of heartbreak along the way.
** TookALevelInBadass: Seems to be even more badass than he was before on ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
* BarbarianLonghair: In the flashbacks.
* BastardBastard: Klaus is the illegitimate child of Esther and an unknown man who was a werewolf.
* BastardBoyfriend
* BelligerentSexualTension: With both Hayley and Camille so far.
* TheBerserker: Klaus is very impulsive and throws himself amidst violence without a second thought.
* BerserkButton: Never defy him, screw with one of his plans, and if you try to kill him and fail, you'd better start to run as fast as you can. Most importantly, no one, '''no one''' but him is allowed to hurt his loved ones, unless he gives you his consensus. And if he does, ''follow the plan to the letter''.
** Also, ''do not betray him. Ever.''
* BigBad: Arguably, for this series.
** BigBadFriend: To Marcel and Camille.
* BlackSheep: Klaus is this to his family, especially to his father Mikael. He doesn't really fit in and he seems to be ostracized by most of them.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Blondish.
* BloodKnight: Klaus has shown to be very violent and he gets a thrill out of fighting.
* BreakoutVillain: Klaus was a very popular character on ''The Vampire Diaries'', hence why he was given his own series, ''The Originals''.
* BritishAccents: Klaus has a British accent due to Joseph Morgan originally hailing from Britain.
* CainAndAbel: Klaus is the Cain to Elijah's Abel.
* TheCasanova: Klaus likes to charm women, manipulate them, use them and than dump them.....or kill them.
* TheCharmer: Comes with being The Casanova and being a ManipulativeBastard.
* TheChessmaster: Klaus is very intelligent, manipulative and scheming.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Klaus will never hesitate to backstab anyone, literally. Klaus has stabbed and daggered his entire family.
* ChronicVillainy: Klaus just can't help himself from committing bad or evil acts. Sometimes one wonders if he is capable of changing or being truly redeemed.
* ComedicSociopathy: Klaus is sociopathic and manipulative but he can be very funny and witty at the same time even amidst committing immoral acts.
* CorruptTheCutie: Subverted. His interactions with Camille pull her dangerously close to the actual conflict of the series, but he seems to be aware of this and wants her out of harm's way.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Klaus has a strong jealous and envious streak.
* CrazyPrepared: Klaus ''always'' has a plan. And if Plan A doesn't work out, then a Plan B, and a Plan C, etc.
* CurbStompBattle: Put it this way: Marcel's vampire army ''did not stand a chance against Klaus.''
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DarkIsEvil: Klaus is seen wearing a lot of darker clothing, particularly black.
* DarkMessiah: Klaus is ''the'' only Original Hybrid on the planet, making him extremely powerful and dangerous.
* DeadpanSnarker: Klaus may be the bad guy, but he's still got his share of witty comebacks, lines and phrases.
* TheDeterminator: Klaus '''NEVER''' gives up when he has a goal, agenda or plan that he wishes to achieve.
* DisproportionateRetribution: His punishment towards anyone who displeases him in the slightest.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Hates when people feel sorry for him.
* TheDreaded: Marcel's vampires are very, very nervous about the idea of him running loose in New Orleans.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: All Klaus has ever wanted was loyalty and respect from others, especially from his own family.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Even though Klaus is a villain, he has been shown to be capable of love and affection.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Seemed genuinely horrified when Caroline asked if he was going to kill her on her birthday.
* EvilBrit: Klaus has a British accent due to Joseph Morgan being from Britain.
* EvilFeelsGood[=/=]EvilIsCool[=/=]EvilIsSexy
* EvilGenius: Klaus is very intelligent, strategic and manipulative.
* EvilGloating: When is Klaus not gloating? It could practically be his middle name (if he were to have one).
* EvilIsHammy: Klaus is not always subtle and can be rather grandiose and over the top in his actions and mannerisms.
* EvilIsPetty: His occasional and casual cruelty speak for itself.
* EvilTastesGood: Well, Klaus ''is'' a vampire and a werewolf.
* FallenHero: If you look back at when Klaus was human, he was actually a kind, gentle soul who loved to have fun. All that changed when he felt responsible and blamed himself for the death of his younger brother Henrik, became a vampire and unleashed his werewolf side as well.
* FakeAmerican: Klaus was born in what would become Mystic Falls in the 11th century. In real life, Joseph Morgan is from Britain.
* FakeNationality: See FakeAmerican.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Klaus is the only man who can politely smile while making you stab yourself over and over again for his own pleasure and amusement.
* FireForgedFriends: With Marcel.
* FirstOfItsKind: Klaus is the very first Original Hybrid.
* {{Foil}}: To Elijah. Klaus is the immoral brother and Elijah is the moral brother. This mirrors the brother dynamic between the Salvatore brothers (with Klaus and Elijah paralleling Damon and Stefan respectively).
* ForTheEvulz: Klaus will gleefully torture or kill anyone if it benefits his plans or even amuses him.
* FreudianTrio: Is part of five, actually. In promotional material, he's [[TheMcCoy the Id]] to [[TheSpock Elijah's]] Superego and [[TheKirk Rebekah's]] Ego.
** In ''The Vampire Diaries'' 3.15, he's [[TheKirk the Ego]] to [[TheMcCoy Kol's]] Id and [[TheSpock Elijah's]] Superego.
** In ''The Vampire Diaries'' 4.17, he's [[TheSpock the Superego]] to [[TheMcCoy Caroline's]] Id and [[TheKirk Stefan's]] Ego.
** In the LoveTriangle he's part of, he's [[TheSpock the Superego]] to [[TheMcCoy Tyler's]] Id and [[TheKirk Caroline's]] Ego.
** He's could also be seen as [[TheMcCoy the Id]] to Marcel's [[TheSpock Superego]] and Camille's [[TheKirk Ego]].
* GenerationXerox: Klaus has a lot more in common with Mikael than he would like to think or believe.
* GodzillaThreshold: Klaus is this for the witches of New Orleans. They're so desperate to end Marcel's tyranny that they summon an Original vampire into their hometown just to even the odds.
* HairTriggerTemper: Klaus is very quick tempered and gets angered very easily.
* HandsomeDevil
* HandsomeLech
* HasAType: Seems to have a "thing" for girls with blonde hair and blue eyes. Caroline and Camille anyone?
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Stefan (back in the 1920's).
* HotBlooded: Klaus is very impulsive, brash and hot headed.
* HumiliationConga: Has gone through this a lot all within a span of only 9 episodes.
* IAmNotMyFather: Becoming like Mikael is Klaus' worse nightmare. Ironically, Klaus and Mikael share a lot of traits in common.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Seemingly a large part of his desire to create [[spoiler: his own race]]. In season three, he bitterly refers to [[spoiler: Stefan]] as his only companion. Of course, any sympathy this might evoke rather vanishes when one remembers that the reason ''why'' he's so alone is he murdered his entire family.
* {{Immortality}}: Klaus is an Original vampire/hybrid. He is capable of living forever without physically aging. Although he physically looks like someone in their 20's, he is actually over 1,000 years old. He cannot die under normal circumstances.
** Klaus is Type V: TheUndead. He is a living dead person.
** He's also Type X: LifeDrinker.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* InformedAttribute: Klaus will let you know that he's a hybrid, even though he has only transformed into a wolf once.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Klau can be crazy, vicious and murderous when he wants to be.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Klaus is the epitome of selfish and everything is all about him; his pain, his power and his agenda.
* {{Jerkass}} --> JerkassFacade: OH SO MUCH.
** JerkassDissonance
* JokerImmunity: Has developed this because of his statuses as BreakoutVillain, EnsembleDarkhorse and CreatorsPet.
* KickTheMoralityPet: He cares for Camille and is concerned about her safety in the upcoming war. That doesn't stop him from mind-wiping her once she's served his needs.
* KnightOfCerebus
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: To Rebekah.
* LackOfEmpathy: To a great extent.
* LargeHam: Klaus can be rather over the top at times, especially when he gets angry and throws a tantrum.
* LikeASonToMe: Marcel is like a son to Klaus. He practically raised him.
* LoveInterest: Caroline is his. Whether she reciprocates is [[ShipTease deba]][[FoeYay table]].
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* ManipulativeBastard[=/=]MagnificentBastard: Klaus is always manipulating somebody in order to achieve his goal or agenda.
* MeaningfulName: Niklaus (which is the German or Scandinavian version of Nicholas) means ''"victory of the people"''. It is derived from the Greek Nikolaos (Νικόλαος).
* MindRape: Does this to Camille so she doesn't remember any of their talks.
* MonsterLord: Klaus is the Original Hybrid and has created hybrids himself.
* MonsterSobStory: Although he's the villain, the flashbacks of his human life have managed to give some viewers a more sympathetic point of view for Klaus.
* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: He's a [[spoiler: werewolf ''and'' a vampire]].
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: The Roguish to Elijah's Noble.
* ObviouslyEvil: Klaus fit this trope in season two. That was until we were given more insight into his character in season three.
* OhCrap: It's very subtle, but Klaus has this expression on his face when [[spoiler: Silas sneaks up on him...]]
* PapaWolf
* PetTheDog: His moments with Camille count. In the beginning of the series, he was much kinder to Hayley.
* PermaStubble: Justified because he's probably never shaved and his hair doesn't grow.
** Actually vampires in the series can grow hair and beards, recent flashbacks show Elijah with facial hair even though he was somewhat clean shaven when first turned.
* PlotArmor: Despite virtually everyone in the cast constantly trying to kill him, and coming ridiclously close to being KilledOffForReal several times, the writers won't let him die. [[spoiler: That is, until "Before Sunset", when he is ''finally'' put into a death-like torpor via the same spell that bound Mikael.]] [[spoiler: But in the next episode he's back up again, though in a new body]]
* PowerTrio: See FreudianTrio above.
* PsychopathicManchild: Klaus definitely qualifies, especially when he is angered and lashes out at others.
* PsychoticSmirk
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really One Thousand Years Old]]: Klaus was born in the 10th century. He is also immortal.
* RedOniBlueOni: Klaus is definitely the Red to Elijah's Blue. Klaus is much more passionate while Elijah is much more stoic.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Klaus is the Savvy Guy to Camille's Energetic Girl.
* SharpDressedMan
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler: After Genevieve reveals to Klaus that Rebekah used to her to summon Mikael to New Orleans, he doesn't explode like he usually dies. He continues to taunt and threaten Rebekah with a calm, chilling tone....]]
* TrueCompanions: With his siblings, despite everything they've done to each other.
* SmugSmiler
* TheSociopath: Despite all his claims to not wanting to be alone, Klaus gleefully murders his own family members without regret or remorse. The only times he ever seems upset is when things go wrong for him on a personal level.
* TheStrategist: Everything that Klaus does is strategic.
* TroubledButCute
* UndyingLoyalty: Klaus desires this from others more than anybody, especially from his family. Too bad he always manages to destroy every chance of it happening.
* TheUnfavourite: His father, Mikael, hated him and had a preference for Elijah over him. The dynamic between Klaus and Elijah mirrors that of Damon and Stefan, with Klaus as Damon and Elijah as Stefan. Like Damon, Klaus was also the un-favourite son and like Stefan, Elijah was the favourite son.
** Unlike Damon, however, Mikael's favoritism of Elijah was because [[spoiler: Klaus isn't his biological son.]] However, he treated him like scum even before discovering that.
* UngratefulBastard
* TheUnfettered: Klaus doesn't care about morals and he is very ruthless; he will do anything and everything to achieve his desired goal or agenda, even if innocent people end up in danger or get killed. It also completely un-fazes him when someone gets killed.
* VampiresAreSexGods
* VampireMonarch: Klaus is the Vampire King of New Orleans.
* VillainousBreakdown: In 1.07, after Elijah accuses him of trying to use his baby's blood to create hybrids. It's mild compared to some of the more epic tantrums he's had, but it does end with him ''biting Elijah.''
* VillainousCrush: For Caroline of course.
* VillainProtagonist: Is this for this series.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Klaus' plan ends with him becoming the de facto ruler of New Orleans along with his siblings.
** Offers the same thing to Marcel in the mid-season finale when he asks Marcel to help him rule New Orleans together.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: He does grin and smirk sardonically, mischievously or [[PsychoticSmirk psychotically]] quite a lot, but his genuine smiles are quite the sight. So far in this series, the only time he's smiled like this is when Hayley tells him that she thinks their baby is going to be a girl.
* WickedCultured
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Caroline seems to think so. Stefan also agrees, but it doesn't stop him from trying to backstab him everytime he has the chance. The fact that he was constantly belittled by his father and cursed and shunned by his mother does bring up an interesting case.
* WouldHitAGirl
* WouldHurtAChild: Poor Tim...
* WroteTheBook
--> '''Caroline''': "Why do you always have to prove you're the alpha male?"
--> '''Klaus''': "I don't have to prove anything, love, I AM the alpha male!"

[[folder: Rebekah]]
!!Rebekah Mikaelson
[[caption-width-right:250:''"I should never have come back here."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ClaireHolt

An Original vampire, Rebekah is the only daughter of the Original family. She had a romance with Stefan in the 1920s. Klaus staked her when she chose Stefan over him. She was unstaked by Klaus in an effort to find out why his hybrids were failing. Her cruel nature masks her emotional insecurity. Originally, Rebekah declined to come to New Orleans, and only showed up because [[ProperlyParanoid she was convinced that Elijah had gotten in trouble due to his need to redeem Klaus.]] She says she wants to leave, but events conspire to keep her in this city that has such bittersweet memories for her.
* ActionFashionista: Rebekah can kick ass. And normally she's doing it in rather expensive and chic clothing.
* ActionGirl[=/=]DarkActionGirl: Rebekah is strong, tough and incredibly badass. She is an Original vampire after all and possibly the strongest female character on the show.
* AllWomenLoveShoes: She seems to love her high heels and stilettos.
* AlphaBitch: Rebekah is like a thousand year old version of the love rival in a Taylor Swift song.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Elijah and Klaus.
* AntiVillain: Rebekah is [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]. See WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.
* {{Badass}}: Rebekah is an Original vampire.
** BadassBoast: Just as much as Klaus and Elijah.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Marcel.
* CulturedBadass: Rebekah is wealthy and enjoys the finer things in life.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Rebekah has shared much heartache in regards to romance and her family.
* TheBaroness: Rebekah is of the Sexpot flavour.
* BastardGirlfriend
* BeautyIsBad
* BerserkButton: Hurting or killing any of her family members. If one messes with her family, she will no doubt get revenge.
** Also, betraying Rebekah in any way, shape or form is a huge NO-NO. If one betrays Rebekah, watch her wrath.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Camille's Betty for Marcel's Archie.
* BlondesAreEvil: Not evil, but still aggressive, cruel, spiteful and vindictive.
* BreakTheCutie: Her past qualifies.
* BrutalHonesty: All the time.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Rebekah to Mikael.
* CanonForeigner: Rebekah as a character doesn't exist in the novel series.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: A common victim of this, it makes the fact that she's so bitchy understandable because she probably has problems trusting anyone.
* ClingyJealousGirl: With Stefan in ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and now with Marcel on ''The Originals''.
* DarkActionGirl
* TheDarkChick
* DeadpanSnarker: Not as much as her brothers but she certainly has her witty moments.
* TheDeterminator
* EntitledBitch
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She's all for [[spoiler: betraying Klaus and keeping him locked away to rot for eternity, but she draws the line at anyone hurting Hayley's baby.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Seems genuinely baffled as to why Matt would offer her a ride home without a hidden motive, believing that it can't be due to his just being kind. Matt seems to find this sad more than anything.
* EvilFeelsGood[=/=]EvilIsCool[=/=]EvilIsSexy
* EvilIsPetty: Her brothers are schemers and manipulators with big plans. Rebekah seems content with being as unpleasant as possible to people she doesn't like, namely Elena.
* TheFashionista: Rebekah is shown to be quite trendy and fashionable. She seems to have an affinity with clothes.
* FakeAmerican[=/=]FakeNationality : See FakeBrit.
* FakeBrit: Claire Holt is Australian.
** Also the originals are Eastern-European-via-Scandinavia, but Rebekah was born in the New World. She manages to be a fake Brit both in and out of universe, while also being a FakeAmerican.
* FemmeFatale: She's beautiful, free-spirited and good at manipulating people.
* {{Foil}}: To Camille.
* GirlyBruiser: Very feminine but won't hesitate to kick ass whenever possible.
* GirlyGirl: Rebekah is really feminine and enjoys all the girly things including fashion.
* HelloNurse
* HiddenDepths: Despite her aggressive nature, Rebekah has shown to be emotionally fragile. She very much wants to be like a normal teenager, and longs to have the normal teenage life she missed out on. Before being turned into a vampire, she used to be a sweet and normal girl, as seen in the flashbacks.
* HotGirlsAreBitches
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: She actually does have a good reason for basically abandoning Marcel in New Orleans. Mostly because [[ArchnemesisDad Mikael]] had rolled into town and laid siege to their home and for all appearances [[{{NeverFoundTheBody}} it appeared that Marcel had perished]] in the fire that lit up half of the Quarter..
* IJustWantToBeLoved: The girl will go to some very self-destructive ends for even the slightest amount of affection.
* {{Immortality}}: Rebekah is an Original vampire. She is capable of living forever and cannot physically age. Even though she looks like a teenager, she is technically over 1,000 years old.
** Rebekah is Type V: TheUndead. She is a living dead person.
** She is also Type X: LifeDrinker.
* {{Jerkass}} --> JerkassFacade: Implied.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery
* TheKirk: In promotional material, with Klaus as TheMcCoy and Elijah as TheSpock.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Rebekah is the Dark Feminine to Camille's Light Feminine.
* LoveHungry: See IJustWantToBeLoved. Rebekah seems to desire to be loved more than anything. Unfortunately, all she has gotten is heartache and betray;l. It is no wonder that Rebekah became the way she is.
* LoveMartyr: In regards to Klaus and her family OH SO MUCH. Even when Klaus treated Rebekah like crap for centuries, she still never stopped loving him and remained loyal to him no matter what. She seems to be growing more of a backbone in regards to Klaus and his behavior as of recently though.
* MamaBear: Rebekah is very protective of her family.
* ManipulativeBitch
* MsFanservice: Rebekah is very physically attractive and fashionable.
* TheOjou: See ProperLady.
* OutnumberedSibling: She is the sole female of the Original family. All of her siblings (six of them) are male.
* PetTheDog: All of her scenes with Matt count as he is perhaps the first genuinely kind, affectionate and loving person she has ever been with. After a thousand years of abuse and heartbreak, it's desperately needed.
** Her scenes with Hayley in ''The Originals'' would also count.
* PowerTrio: With herself, Klaus and Elijah. See TheKirk above.
* ProperLady: Especially in the flashbacks.
* [[spoiler:PutOnABus:]] [[spoiler: Rebekah is exiled by Klaus to give her the freedom she wants and to stop the toxic family dynamic that the two developed with one another.]]
* Really700YearsOld: Rebekah is really 1,000 years old and was born during the 10th century.
* RememberTheNewGuy: She was with Klaus and Elijah when Katherine was human, despite not being shown.
* RichBitch: The Originals come from a wealthy background.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Rebekah is the sole female in the Original family.
* {{Sociopathic Hero}}ine
* SpoiledBrat
* TheVamp
* VampiresAreSexGods
* WhatTheHellHero: In as much as Klaus can qualify as a 'hero' in this series. At least once an episode, she'll call him out on all his psychotic behaviour.
* {{Womanchild}}: Rebekah is very immature and spiteful. Klaus and Elijah often treat her like a child throwing a tantrum.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: See HiddenDepths.
* {{Yandere}}: First, for Stefan on ''The Vampire Diaries'' and now for Marcel on ''The Originals''.

!!Elijah Mikaelson
[[caption-width-right:250:''"No-one threatens my family and lives."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Daniel Gillies

An Original vampire, Elijah is the most sophisticated, noble and moral member of his family. He alternately works for Klaus and against him throughout the series. He was once in love with Katherine and tried to save her from his brother but she betrayed him. Elijah follows Klaus to New Orleans, convinced that there's a trap waiting for him. Once he finds out about Hayley being pregnant, he stays with his siblings in the hopes that Klaus' child will finally bring him some measure of peace and redeem him.
* AffablyEvil: He's an intelligent, charming man who strongly believes in honor and loyalty but he has a dark, dangerous side and he'd be able to kill whenever it suits his needs.
* AloofBigBrother: To Klaus, Finn, Kol, and Rebekah.
* AntiVillain: [[NobleDemon Type I]], with shades of [[KnightInSourArmor Type III]].
* AscendedExtra: All the Originals vampires became increasingly more important in the story, but Elijah is a particularly 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.
* {{Badass}}: He's Klaus's equal on the vampire totem pole, ''vastly'' above and beyond the likes of Stefan and Damon.
** BadassBoast: Just as much as Klaus.
** CulturedBadass: Elijah comes from wealth and is highly sophisticated.
** HeartbrokenBadass: Elijah has faced heartache in regards to both love and his family. He hasn't been lucky in either department.
* BerserkButton: Don't harm or kill any one of Elijah's family. He will get revenge.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Elijah is usually defined as the most noble out of Klaus and Rebekah but is not afraid to showcase his vicious side when his family is threatened. Which Agnes discovered the hard way.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Klaus and Rebekah.
* CainAndAbel: Elijah is the Abel to Klaus' Cain.
* CanonForeigner: He does not appear in the books.
* TheCharmer: Elijah is suave and sophisticated. No wonder Hayley can't help herself.
* TheChessmaster: Elijah is very strategic and logical by nature.
* TheDandy: Elijah is always sharply and neatly dressed and never likes to look improper.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Elijah is the most aware of them all and he always knows what's going on.
* DeadpanSnarker: Elijah has a dry sense of humour and a quick wit. Even when he is being serious, he can be funny.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: See BadassBoast above.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even though Elijah has done immoral things, he is still considered to be rather honourable, noble and moral by nature. Elijah was extremely noble during his human life.
* FakeAmerican: Daniel Gillies was born in Canada and raised in New Zealand.
** Though Elijah's origin is not completely known. Only Klaus, Rebekah, Kol, and Henrik are confirmed to have been born in the New World.
* TheFettered: Elijah is known to be a very moral, honourable person by nature.
* {{Foil}}: To Klaus. Klaus is the immoral brother and Elijah is the moral brother. See RedOniBlueOni and NobleMaleRoguishMale.
* FriendlyEnemy: He develops a friendship and a sort of understanding with Elena.
* HeelRealization[=/=]IAmAMonster: After threatening Elena, he comes to agree with his mother's view of him as an abomination.
* HiddenHeartOfGold
* HonorBeforeReason: Elijah is a highly noble, honourable person. Elijah seems to value the concept of honour, and expects it from anyone else who gives him their word. [[spoiler: Part of the reason why he broke his oath with the New Orleans witches is because they weren't honest about their true intentions towards Klaus or Hayley.]]
* HotGuysAreBastards
* IGaveMyWord: He swears to protect Hayley and her child from Klaus.
* {{Immortality}}: Elijah is an Original vampire. He is capable of living forever without physically aging. Although he is in his late 20's, he is technically over 1,000 years old. He cannot die under normal circumstances.
** Elijah is Type V: TheUndead. He is a living dead person. He's also Type X: LifeDrinker.
* {{Jerkass}} --> JerkassFacade
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Especially in the beginning. Elijah came off as cold and uncaring but he's actually rather moral and honourable by nature.
* KnightTemplar
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: To both Rebekah and Klaus. He is highly protective of both of them.
* {{Kuudere}}: Elijah is Type I.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* ManipulativeBastard: He doesn't even need to use compulsion to get people to do what he wants.
* NervesOfSteel
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: He definitely tries to adhere to this. Notably the only vampire not seen feeding on a human at any point.
* NobleDemon: He is reluctant to kill anyone and has a strong sense of nobility, honourability and morals, but he commits some immoral and morally questionable acts in order to preserve and protect the one thing he values the most: his family. However, despite his claim to nobility, he has ruthless killed many people for little reason, Trevor who was only asking for forgiveness was mercilessly decapitated and Slater, just for talking to Damon and Rose was compel by Elijah to kill himself.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Elijah is the Noble Male to Klaus' Roguish Male.
* OnlySaneMan: Likes to think he is but this honor goes to Finn, though Elijah would be next in line, especially compared to Klaus, Kol and Rebekah.
* PowerTrio: See TheSpock below.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Elijah is an Original vampire who is really 1,000 years old and was born during the 10th century.
* RedOniBlueOni: Elijah is the Blue to Klaus' Red. Klaus is impulsive while Elijah is more logical.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After Celeste reveals herself and kidnaps Rebekah and Klaus, Elijah vows to kill all the witches in the French Quarter.]]
* SiblingRivalry: Elijah has had an ongoing rivalry with his brother Klaus for centuries. Elijah has even gone as far as to attempt killing Klaus in order to stop him from breaking his hybrid curse and killing people in the process.
* SiblingYinYang: Elijah is the opposite of Klaus in terms of personality, outlook, values and beliefs. While Elijah is more moral, noble and upstanding, Klaus is more impulsive, immoral and reckless.
* SharpDressedMan: Elijah never fails to look dapper, neatly dressed and well-put together in his finest suits.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Elijah is the epitome of chic and fashionable.
-->''"I'm a little behind the times but I believe the term you're looking for is 'OMG'."''
* TheSpock: Both to Rebekah's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and Klaus' [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] in promotional material and to Kol's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] and Klaus' [[TheKirk Kirk]] in 3x15.
* TheStoic: Elijah is very calm, composed and collected, even when he gets angry.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: When the witches tried to kill Hayley's baby, Elijah is constantly on the verge of a full-blown panic attack. This also serves as a clue as to how deep his feelings for her have become.]]
** And then there's his ''wail'' of anguish [[spoiler: after he finds the body of his witch lover Celeste.]]
* SuperStrength: Even by vampire standards, he's extremely strong and can rip other vampires' heads off with little effort. Justified because he is not a normal vampire but an original.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Elijah is the epitome of being classically handsome and dapper.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TranquilFury: Even when Elijah gets angry or enraged, he is so calm and stoic.
* TroubledButCute
* UndyingLoyalty: To his entire family of course. There is nothing that he wouldn't do for them. Elijah always puts his family above everything.
* VillainBall: Sometimes family comes first to him, even if it means sparing/helping his murderous siblings.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Elijah tries to do the right thing by being loyal to his family but some of his methods can be rather extreme. In most instances, Elijah's heart is in the right place.
* WickedCultured: All the Originals can qualify, but mostly Elijah being the most sophisticated member of the family.
* WorthyOpponent

->'''Played By:''' Sebastien Roche

* AbusiveParent: He is one, to Klaus.
** He's also this to all of his children, though Klaus gets the worst of it. When Elijah made it clear that he would always choose his brother over him, Mikael didn't hesitate in attacking him.
* ArchnemesisDad: To Klaus.
*** [[spoiler: He intends to carry on the abuse, if he succeeds in being resurrected. He tried to murder Hayley just because she's pregnant with Klaus' child.]]
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Davina, who altered the spell so she can gain control of him until she's ready to unleash him on Klaus.]]
* {{Badass}}: He's the father of the Originals, he's absolutely a {{badass}}.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Mikael's blonde hair is more apparent in flashbacks.
* TheDreaded: Klaus, a werewolf-vampire hybrid who can't be killed and treats everyone around him like an insect...is absolutely terrified of him.
** In-universe, he's referred to as ''The Destroyer.''
* FoodChainOfEvil: He only feeds on other vampires so he does not have to feed on humans.
** Ironically in '''Le Grand Guignol''' we find while he prefers not to eat humans he has no problem killing hundreds of them.[[{{MoralDissonance}} From his conversation with Marcel he has destroyed scores of Cities.]] Not to mention in the same episode [[spoiler: he sets an Opera house aflame killing all the humans trapped inside, then precedes to go on a killing rampage in the City in the hunt of his children.]]
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Regrets making his wife create vampires and so hunts them but it is Klaus who is his target.
* {{Immortality}}: Mikael is a vampire. He is capable of living forever without physically aging.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He is a one man wrecking ball who has laid Cities to ruin and fire...and he is proud of it.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Sort of. He's portrayed far more negatively than in ''The Vampire Diaries'', where Klaus was the BigBad. Except he's now long dead, and everything we see of him is from the past, making Klaus far more sympathetic in retrospect.
* UnPerson: In '''Le Grand Guignol''' he intends to do this to Klaus, by destroying everything he built and killing everyone who knew Klaus when he was leader of the City.

[[folder: [[spoiler: Hope Mikaelson]] ]]
[[spoiler: The miracle baby whose conception drove much of the plot of the season. She is the daughter of Hayley and Klaus, and is a hybrid ''and'' a witch. On the day she was born, she was taken from her mother and nearly sacrificed by the witch coven. Once they realize the danger she faces in New Orleans is too great, the Originals make the heartbreaking decision to give her up until it's safe for her to return. Klaus hands her over to her Aunt Rebekah in the season finale, whereupon he names her.]]

* [[spoiler: BirthDeathJuxtaposition]]: [[spoiler: Almost as soon as she's born, her mother Hayley is killed by Monique.]] Subverted in that [[spoiler: Hayley woke up in transition, due to dying while Hope's blood was still inside her.]]
* [[spoiler: DaddysGirl]]: [[spoiler: Klaus is besotted with her even before she's born.]]
* [[spoiler: EnfantTerrible]]: [[spoiler: According to the witches, even before Esther becomes the leader of the ancestor witch spirits.]]
* [[spoiler: HappilyAdopted]]: [[spoiler: By her Aunt Rebekah.]]
* [[spoiler: ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies]]: [[spoiler: The reason she's sent away by her family, as it's too dangerous to keep her in New Orleans.]]
* [[spoiler: MacGuffinGirl]]: [[spoiler: The fact that something like her could even exist kicks off the plot of the show, and drives much of the conflict seen in season one. People either want to kill/use her, or protect her at all costs.]]
* [[spoiler: NinjaPirateRobotZombie]]: [[spoiler: Is part werewolf, part vampire ''and'' part witch.]]
* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring]]: [[spoiler: In the season finale, it's revealed that her grandmother Esther had taken control of the ancestor witches, and it was her decree that Hope should be sacrificed.]]
* [[spoiler: SinsOfOurFathers]]: [[spoiler: As Klaus notes, Hope has 'inherited' all his enemies by virtue of being his daughter.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: See all the spoiler tags above? Yeah, kinda hard to describe without giving away a twist.

[[folder: [[spoiler: Esther]] ]]
[[spoiler: Mother to the Originals. Earlier in the season, the Originals had her bones consecrated on New Orleans soil as part of one of their numerous deals with their then-allies the witches. This act gave Esther access and later control over the ancestor witches, and she decreed that her granddaughter would have to be sacrificed to give the witches power and as part of her quest to kill her family. In the season finale, Genevieve's death allows her to escape from death by possessing the body of the last Harvest Girl, Cassie.]]

* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]
* [[spoiler: BiggerBad]]: [[spoiler: For the witch faction and arguably for the whole season. She shares this role with her husband, Mikael.]]
* TheDeterminator: [[spoiler: Not even death will stop her from trying to wipe her children - and her grandchild - from the face of the earth.]]
* [[spoiler: NiceJobBreakingItHero]]: [[spoiler: By consecrating her bones in New Orleans soil, her children unwittingly let her take control of the ancestor witches and use her power to continue her vendetta against her family.]]
* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring]]: [[spoiler: Her ultimate goal is to destroy her children and bring balance back to nature. This extends to her grandchild as well.]]
* [[spoiler: TookALevelInJerkass]]: [[spoiler: During her appearance in Mystic Falls, her desire to kill her children - thus removing vampires from existence - can be somewhat justified, given the atrocities the Originals caused and the imbalance their existence caused. But going after her granddaughter - a newborn baby who hasn't done anything to anyone - offers her no such excuse.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: The biggest of the series thus far. His/Her involvement isn't even meant to be known till the finale

!Devearaux Family

[[folder:Sophie Deveraux]]
!!Sophie Deveraux
->'''Played By:''' Daniella Pineda

A witch residing in New Orleans determined to wrest the City back from Marcel by any means, currently aligned with the Originals. She is protected from the Originals by a spell her sister cast, linking her life force to Haley. While mostly moral, her thirst for vengeance against the vampire that [[spoiler: killed her sister]] may lead her taking [[{{KnightTemplar}} more extreme and ruthless decisions.]] To say nothing about what we find out later…
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AmbiguouslyBi: A flashback shows her drunkenly kissing a girl.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Though Marcel was presented as the show's BigBad at first, and though he isn't quite squeaky clean himself now, later events show that Sophie has her own personal agenda that might not necessarily be to take down Marcel.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong: Though in practice, she's just showing that this show is filled to the brim with BlackAndGrayMorality and GrayAndGrayMorality.]]
** [[spoiler:"Evil" is an extreme way to describe her. Her plan has been to kill Davina, but only to complete The Harvest, which she believed would return the sacrificed witches, including her niece.]]
* ItsPersonal: While her actions are to free her people. She is also determined to make Marcel pay for [[spoiler: killing her sister in the middle of the Old Quarter, though it may not be quite that simple.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: As of 1x13; although being a part of TheVampireDiaries universe, death is not always final.]]
** [[spoiler: The actress has apparently moved on to another show, and her name is no longer part of the main credits. Look's like her death is pretty much final..]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:She didn't believe in the Harvest Ritual even though her sister, Jane-Anne did. Due to the events that happened, three girls died, including Monique, Jane-Anne's daughter, while Davina got away. If Davina doesn't die, then none of them will resurrect, meaning Jane-Anne sacrificed her daughter for nothing. It is to this end that the entire show's plot came to place. Jane-Anne gave her life so Sophie could find and kill Davina to bring back the sacrifices, including Monique, of whom is the reason Sophie is blaming herself for everything going wrong and the motivation for trying to fix it.]]
* TheResistance: She represents the Witch's rebelling against Marcel, or so it seems, but it's really more complicated then that.
* TookALevelInBadass: While originally a fun loving, partying borderline hippie who had a casual relationship [[spoiler: with Marcel.]] . She has become a competent Witch, who is the playing the Originals in a almost fanatical single aim to hunt down and kill [[spoiler: Davina]]. Due to her focus and determination , Elijah has labelled her one of the more dangerous players in the battle for New Orleans, because she is someone with nothing to lose..
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Sophie is a bit puzzled as to why Klaus just doesn't rip out Marcel heart on the spot. It takes Rebekah to reveal that Marcel is the nearest thing Klaus has to a son.

[[folder:Monique Deveraux]]
!!Monique Deveraux
->'''Played By:'''
Sophie's neice and one of the Havrest girls who was sacrificed. Sophie's motivations to finish the Harvest was to ressurect her. Upon being ressurected, she kills her. She eventually becomes The Dragon towards Genevieve, and a bully to Davina, turning the other harvest girls against her.

* AlphaBitch: After ressurection.
* TheBully: To Davina.
* CameBackWrong: Accoreding to Word of God, her new attitude comes from being surrounded by fanatical zealous witches on the other side.
* TheDragon: To Genevieve.
* DragonInChief: Shaping up to be this.
* FaceHeelTurn: After ressurection.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* TheSociopath
* UngratefulBastard: Kills her aunt after she spent most of the season trying to ressurect her.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Although we don't know the details.


[[folder:Jane-Anne Deveraux]]
!!Jane-Anne Deveraux
->'''Played By:'''

* PosthumousCharacter: Her first appearance is as a corpse.

!O'Connell Family

[[folder:Cami O'Connell]]
!!Camille "Cami" O'Connell
->'''Played By:''' Leah Pipes

A bartender and psychology student who begins the series with no knowledge of the supernatural world. She is drawn to Klaus and is the object of Marcel's affections. Smart, brave, and obsessed with the line between good and evil, she quickly becomes entrapped in the war between the vampires in New Orleans. Her motivation for finding out what makes a person good or evil and the primary reason she returns to New Orleans is to find out why her twin brother Sean went mad and slaughtered all the people in his choir and then himself, especially since Sean had no signs of mental breakdown or anything of the sort before it happened.[[spoiler: It turns out that the witch Agnes hexed him to go crazy so he Would be a distraction for her uncle, Father Kieran, while the witches proceeded with their Harvest Ritual that he was against. Of course, she doesn't know this, and Klaus compelled her to forget about seeking the truth and just move on. It remains to be seen whether it will stick and for how long.]]
* ActionSurvivor: Might be shaping up to be this in the future.
* {{Adorkable}}: To an extent, when she starts into her psychobabble.
* AngstySurvivingTwin: Her twin brother Sean commited suicide (after commiting genocide as well).
* BadassAdorable: She has her moments.
* BadassBookworm: She's intelligent and scholarly.
* TheBartender: Camille is a bartender.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Klaus and Marcel.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Rebekah's Veronica for Marcel's Archie.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cami is a NiceGirl but on't piss her off. She will say exactly what is on her mind.
* {{Bookworm}}: Camille loves to read. Understandable considering she is a psych student.
* BrokenBird: Understandable considering the pain and heartache that Camille has gone through.
* BrutalHonesty: Wastes no time in telling Klaus exactly what she thinks of him, and never sugarcoats her opinion, [[spoiler: even when being used by him as a compelled spy]].
* CanonForeigner: Is a new character and did not exist in the original series, ''The Vampire Diaries''.
* TheChick: The opposite of Rebekah, who is TheDarkChick.
* TheConscience: Seems to be this for Klaus.
* CryCute
* CuteBookworm: Comes with being a psych student.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Not that Camille is really physically clumsy per se, but she is a little clumsy in her mannerisms.
* TheCutie
* DamselInDistress
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeadpanSnarker
* DefrostingTheIceQueen: She's not mean or anything, but she is a little standoffish due to various events in her past.
* TheDeterminator: Even Klaus says that Camille's tenacity is one of the things he loves most about Camille.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Hates being called Camille and prefers to be called Cami instead, as she feels that her name is a "grandma's name".
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In regards to both Klaus and Marcel.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* {{Expy}}: Seems to share many similar traits and qualities to Caroline Forbes from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
* FreudianTrio: Cami is the [[TheKirk Ego]] to Klaus' [[TheMcCoy Id]] and Marcel's [[TheSpock Superego]].
* GenkiGirl: Cami is rather high energy and loves talking, especially when she gets excited.
* GenreSavvy
* GirlNextDoor
* GoGetterGirl: Camille is very intelligent, scholarly and academic. She is a psychology student.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Cami is a very compassionate character who believes nobody is innately evil.
* TheHeart: Camille is the TokenHuman of the series and therefore, represents the human aspect of the story.
* HelloNurse
* TheIdealist: Camille is somewhat idealistic and naive by nature. She refuses to believe that there is pure evil in the world.
* InnocentBlueEyes: To match her HairOfGold.
* InterspeciesFriendship: With Klaus. Camille is a human while Klaus is an Original Hybrid.
* InSeriesNickname: Camille is often called Cami.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Cami is the Light Feminine to Rebekah's Dark Feminine.
* MoralityChain: Seems to be this for BOTH Marcel and Klaus.
* MoralityPet: For both Klaus and Marcel.
* MotorMouth: Sometimes when Camille gets going, she can't stop.
* MsFanservice
* NaiveEverygirl
* NerdsAreSexy
* NiceGirl
* [[NonActionGuy Non Action Girl]]
* [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Omnidisciplinary Psychology Student]]
* OnlySaneWoman
* PluckyGirl
* ThePollyanna
* TheRenfield: For Klaus, after he brainwashed her to get close to Marcel. However, she only remembers this brainwashing in Klaus' presence.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Camille is the Energetic Girl to Klaus and Marcel's Savvy Guy.
* ShipTease: With both Klaus and Marcel.
* TheSmartGirl: Cami is a psychology student.
* TokenGoodTeammate: For both Klaus and Marcel, tying into her status as a MoralityPet for both of them.
* TokenHuman: She's the only regular human on the main cast.
* TroubledButCute
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. Towards Klaus.
* WideEyedIdealist
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With BOTH Klaus and Marcel.

[[folder:Father Kieran]]
!!Father Kieran O'Connell
->'''Played By:''' Todd Stashwick

Kieran is a priest with a dark past. According to Kieran, his parish was once the heart of the neighborhood until a massacre happened inside the church. Kieran takes vervain and knows about the vampires, including the Original Vampires. While Kieran generally does not interfere with Marcel's affairs, he draws the line when it comes to the welfare of the humans in the community.

* BadassBoast: To Marcel: "You wanna be the boss, you wanna call the shots, fine. But I call the shots with the humans! And you don't want to make an enemy of me...!"
* BadassPreacher: Shades of this.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeadpanSnarker
* DealWithTheDevil: Eh, sort of. Though Kieran does technically have a 'deal' with Marcel over how the city is run, it seems more like a give-and-take alliance than anything else (Marcel as the vampire king, and Kieran standing in as a representative of the human faction). This is further subverted when it's heavily implied Marcel's rule is dependent on people like Father Kieran keeping his secrets.
** He actually mentions that he would make a literal deal with the devil to see [[spoiler: Agnes]] meet her comeuppance.
* EnemyMine: Previously, with Marcel. Kieran came to him for help in stopping the witch's Harvest ritual that would require [[spoiler: the sacrifice of four girls.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* OnlySaneMan: Attempts to procure a peaceful arrangement with the Human Council and new King Klaus, in fact his attempts to making the arrogant Council that pissing off [[{{DoNotTauntCthulhu}} an ancient borderline unkillable Vampire and his army of Undead}} is a bad idea.]] Leads him to be the only surviving member of said council. His relation [[{{MoralityPet}} to Camille doesn't hurt either.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: Well, uncle. Camille is his niece and her twin, Sean, was his nephew.
* TurbulentPriest: Averted, or at least subverted. While Kieran is pretty clear in his dislike of the vampire king, Marcel, he's not with the witches resistance against him. Instead, he has EnemyMine arrangements with Marcel against the witches, and is part of the reason Marcel gets away with what he does in the Quarter.

[[folder:Sean O'Connell]]
!!Sean O'Connell
->'''Played By:''' Matt Kabus

* PosthumousCharacter


[[folder: Marcel]]
!!Marcellus "Marcel" Gerard
[[caption-width-right:250:''"I'm not the prince of the Quarter, friend. I'm the KING! Show me some RESPECT!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Charles Michael Davis

->''"Guess I'm what you call a necessary evil."''

The current ruler of all supernatural life in New Orleans. Took over the city while Klaus and his siblings were run [[{{NoodleIncident}} out of Town by their father over one hundred years ago.]] He is charming, intelligent, ruthless, and cunning. He was turned by Klaus back in the day, however he spent over a decade under Klaus' house as his adopted son. Unsurprisingly, this makes their current relationship [[{{Understatement}} a touch complex.]]
* AffablyEvil: He can be charming, giving, and an all round fun guy. As long as everything runs smoothly and nobody forgets whose in charge...if so this can lead to his BerserkButton.
* AFatherToHisMen: Considers himself this to his soldiers. Main more evident when [[spoiler: his soldiers turned down Klaus offer to switch sides.]] Also made evident when he decided to [[spoiler: bend his knee in surrender rather then go down fighting, in order to save his outmatched soldiers.]]
* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler: Pledged his allegiance and surrendered his kingdom to Klaus after his disastrous attempt at [[capturing and imprisoning the hybrid.]]
* AmbiguouslyEvil: While his methods are brutal and he shows little mercy towards his enemies Marcel could be considered this as his enemies, the witches [[spoiler: sacrifice children]] and his relationship with the human population is fairly reasonable (though sometimes strained).
* AntiVillain: Type I; Marcel is ruthless and willing to resort to extremely violent means to accomplish his goals, but he mentions he has limits. He won't feed on children, and [[spoiler: compared to the witches he could be considered the lesser of two evils.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Rebekah.
* BenevolentBoss: The vampires in town are quite loyal towards him, and Marcel views his inner circle as family. He displays some affection even towards the nightwalkers (vampires not in the inner circle) by allowing them parties to blow off steam. He showed willingness to allow Thierry to continue his relationship with a witch, and only [[spoiler: imprisoned him in the Garden when Klaus manipulated the situation to appear as if Thierry was planning on betraying Marcel.]] In 1X08 Marcel's leadership qualities are displayed next to Klaus' for full efffect. While Klaus threatens to torture his enemies for eternity, Marcel calmly tells his followers that he'll understand if they switch sides.
* BerserkButton: Challenge him, and by extension his rule, and you get to see the less charming side. Also, like his mentor, and father figure Klaus, he takes disloyalty extremely personal.
* BigBad: Is set up as this for The Originals. Though as the episodes pass and the BlackAndGrayMorality show, this trope seems to be muddled somewhat. The competition that Klaus ends up bringing doesn't help.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Is fiercely protective of Davina and will risk anything to for her. Be it his Kingdom or his own life.
* BotheringByTheBook: When he figures out that [[{{TheMole}} Josh is working for Klaus under compulsion]] his first instinct is to kill him, then he notes that would be breaking his own rules. However he does come up with a better [[{{ReverseMole}} better plan instead...]]
* TheCharmer: While he does seek a solid relationship with Rebekah, technically speaking he has managed to have sexual relations with Sophia , Celeste (technically), and Camille.
* TheDeterminator: Is a survivor and a fighter, traits that Klaus saw in himself.
* DevilInPlainSight: Quite literally in regards to the Original vampires, but subverted when it is shown that he has a fairly decent arrangement with the humans of the Quarter.
* EnemyMine: With Father Kieran. Though Kieran doesn't particularly like Marcel, he once came to him for help when [[spoiler: the witches were planning on slaughtering four girls for the Harvest ceremony.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He won't feed on children and he is openly disgusted [[spoiler: by the witches' plans to slaughter their daughters to gain more power.]]
* [[spoiler: GoodAllAlong]]: Played straight and subverted: [[spoiler: He wants to control the witches and prevent them from doing magic because they were willing to sacrifice four teenage girls (and did sucessfully sacrifice three) as well as hexing a young man to go on a killing spree. Marcel is obviously disgusted by the act, and this disgust at what they did certainly played a role in his rescue of Davina and the restrictions on witchcraft.]] However, it is subverted in that [[spoiler: he also wanted to prevent the massacre to keep the witches from gaining another source of power.]]
* TheGoodKing: Tends to be fair, if not stern. And is willing to swallow his pride and [[spoiler: swear his loyalty to Klaus, in order to stop the slaughter of his people.]]
* HasAType: Blondes, possible due to his first love [[spoiler: Rebekah]].
* HeroAntagonist: While 'hero' is a bit of a stretch, it's not hard to imagine how Marcel could be seen as a more heroic figure than Klaus or the witches. From Marcel's point of view he's a vampire king with loyal followers who he treats like extended family, an adopted daughter he loves [[spoiler: and saved]], running a city in a fairly legitimate (for a vampire) fashion that doesn't clearly disadvantage the humans. His rivals are the witches [[spoiler: who are willing to sacrifice teenage girls for power]] and his sire and father-figure Klaus, who is sadistic, volatile and prefers to rule by fear rather than respect.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Loyalty, apparently. Most of them respect Marcel and the city he has maintained and/or love him because he saved their lives (like Thierry).
* IChooseToStay: When [[spoiler: Rebekah]] decides to leave Town. Marcel despite being Exiled and losing his power base decides to stay to fight for his home..
* IHateYouVampireDad: Zig-zagged with Klaus. Though he expresses some resentment with his father-figure he also appears to genuinely care for him.
* KnightInShiningArmor[=/=]TheChampion: Towards Davina, after he [[spoiler:rescued her from the witches.]] This is even lampshaded by Klaus.
* [[spoiler: LastOfHisKind]]: [[spoiler: One of the few non-Original, non-hybrid vampire left in the main cast and the Qiuarter, after the events of the season finale.]]
* LikeASonToMe: Marcel was this to Klaus, and Marcel has his own "child" in Davina.
* OverprotectiveDad: To Davina, though of course he has reasons to be considering [[spoiler: all of the witches want to kill her.]]
* PetTheDog: Towards Davina, especially after he [[spoiler: saved her from the witches.]] Also, towards Josh, though this isn't entirely out of altruism.
** Also towards Hayley, when he discovered alone after her parents where slaughtered instead of claiming her as a bargaining chip against the Werewolves he attempted to send her away to safety.
* PragmaticVillainy: While he is more then happy to organize a feeding frenzy to keep his Nightwalkers happy, he is practical enough to keep their meals alive and then heal, mindwipe, and release them. After all you can't keep feeding on tourist's if they stop coming to Town. Also, while he knows the Originals are a threat, he prefers to hold going against them unless he really has to, or he has an edge on them. It's also revealed that he has an (apparently fairly successful) arrangement with the humans of the French Quarter that allows him and his vampires to operate but also keeps the humans (relatively) safe.
* ThePowerOfLove: Marcel claims this is the reasons his followers are so loyal to him despite Klaus' superior strength.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Klaus, after [[spoiler: Marcel is forced to turn over his kingdom to the hybrid.]] Marcel says that Klaus will never have the loyal followers Marcel does, because Klaus tries to force love out of people. Marcel adds that while Klaus taught him many things, he had to figure out for himself that loyalty is both respect and love, because Klaus himself has never understood this.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Generally, yes. He's a competent and approachable leader, and though he's strict about his rules his subjects seem exceptionally loyal to him.
* TokenMinority: The only black character.
* VampireMonarch: An assumed position (Marcel took the reigns after the Originals fled the Quarter), but his rule is stable and his followers are loyal.
* WouldntHurtAChild

!!Joshua 'Josh' Rosza
->'''Played By:''' Steven Krueger

Joshua "Josh" Rosza is a vampire and was formerly Klaus' spy, before having his compulsion lifted by Davina. Turned and compelled by Klaus, he has been the hybrid's primary spy inside Marcel's army of Nightwalkers. He has also shown himself to be working hard to win Marcel's favour and get a daylight ring.

* GayBestFriend: To Davina
* NiceGuy
* StraightGay

->'''Played By:''' Eka Darville

Diego was once a human, who was then turned into a vampire, likely sired by Marcel Gerard. He is one of Marcel's guards, and is a member of Marcel's inner circle, who gain daylight rings upon entry. He's loyal to Marcel and his friends; one of his close friends is Thierry Vanchure. Just like Thierry, Diego does not like, nor trust the Originals.

* BlindObedience: To Marcel. Subverted. While Diego claims he only answers to Marcel and is shown to be very loyal towards him, when [[spoiler:Thierry is sentenced to the Garden]] he expression obvious annoyance and anger with his 'king'.
* CoDragons[=/=]ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Thierry.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: By Mikael.]]

[[folder: Thierry Vanchure]]
!!Thierry Vanchure
->'''Played By:''' Callard Harris

Thierry Vanchure was once a human living in the 1940's. Marcel found him near death in a war hospital and turned him into a vampire. He was described as a good musician and is Marcel's closest friend and right-hand man.

* AndIMustScream: When Marcel is lead to believe [[spoiler:Thierry is going to betray him, he seals him in the Garden for a sentence of a hundred years. As vampires cannot die of starvation, he will slowly desiccate whilst growing more and more hungry.]]
* CoDragons[=/=]ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Diego.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: With Katie.
* DirtyCoward: Runs off when [[spoiler: Papa Tunde]] captures Rebecca and [[{{CurbStompBattle}} desiccated her on the spot without]] even trying to help her (though considering Papa Tunde wiped the floor with an Original, he probably couldn't have done much) What seals it is that he didn't even tell anyone, preferring to hide at the bar and get drunk.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: {{Subverted}}. He attacks Elijah, an original, in an attempt to save Marcel's life, only for Elijah to reveal he always intended in killing Thierry as a warning to Marcel.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: With the witch, Katie.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Courtesy of Elijah]]
* PunchClockVillain: Possibly. While he obeys Marcel's commands, he never shows any pleasure in doing so, and treats it more as a job.
* StarcrossedLovers: Averted. While his romance with Katie is not met with glowing approval, Marcel tolerates it because it makes Thierry happy and it gives him a witch informant.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Leads almost half the Vampires in the Quarter to leave after Klaus less then inspiring speech...
* TheOnlyOneITrust: For Marcel, even after he had Thierry [[spoiler: sealed away in the Garden.]]
** In '''Le Grand Guignol''' [[spoiler: on the run from Klaus and desperate]] they turn to him to help with taking out [[spoiler: two of the witch elders.]]

!Witches & Warlocks

!!Davina Claire
[[caption-width-right:250:''"I want to make them pay."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Danielle Campbell

A sixteen year old ward of Marcel who currently resides in an attic above an abandoned Church. Remarkably powerful [[spoiler:due to absorbing the powers of three dead Witch girls by accident during a failed Harvest Ritual]], she is quite formidable albeit her youth and lack of experience is her weak spot. Devoted to Marcel [[spoiler:saved her from said ritual]], they share a brother\sister like relationship: he listens to her warning regarding the Old ones, and even hesitates to hand [[spoiler: over Elijah]] on her say so. Davina has an attitude to boot. Combined with her temper and impulsiveness, she's a wild card over the war for the Crown of King. It turns out that she and Marcel bonded so well because of their similarities. [[spoiler:In particular, her drive to fight back against all odds when in danger, even when it seems hopeless. In fact, her and Marcel's meeting was similar to Klaus and young Marcel's meeting in the past.]]
* AbusiveParents: Her parents were willing to [[spoiler:let her be sacrificed for their own power under the belief that they'd all resurrect afterward, though no one knows for sure if that last part is true.]]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]: Thanks to Marcel
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* TheChosenOne: Davina is the key to the Harvest, an event that will ensure the witches reconnect with their ancestors spirits and will thereby enhance their powers. However [[spoiler: Davina has to die for the Harvest to be completed.]]
* CuteBruiser
* CuteWitch: A pretty, powerful witch and the youngest of the main characters. She can qualify as a HotWitch since she's in her late teens.
* DeathGlare: When she hits you with it , you will go flying making it an almost literal death glare.
* TheDragon: To Marcel.
* GirlInTheTower: Or Church attic to be precise. She there to be safeguarded her from the outside world and those who would steal her from Marcel [[spoiler:specifically, to finish the interrupted Harvest Ritual by taking her life]]. And considering her temper protect the outside world from her.
* HairTriggerTemper: She's impulsive and short-tempered at times.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: She's a witch who helps Marcel keep the other witched in line by sensing if, when, and where they do magic. Turns out that she has pretty good reason for being one, too.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: She expresses this desire to Elijah. Turns out, having uncontrollable power gained from [[spoiler: the ritual sacrifice of her friends]] isn't exactly something she enjoys.
* ItsPersonal: Her alliance with Marcel due to the fact that [[spoiler: witches slaughtered her friends and she wants to make them suffer.]]
* KidWithTheLeash: As of the season finale, she becomes this [[spoiler: after resurrecting Mikael and holding him prisoner.]]
* LittleMissBadass
* MysteriousWaif: In the beginning.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: What she lacks in height she makes up for power. Can easily [[spoiler: throw around an Original like a rag doll and mind wipe them for equal measure.]] She gained this power [[spoiler:by involuntarily absorbing the power of the three Witch girls that were slaughtered in the Harvest Ritual right before Marcel took her away.]]
* ScrewDestiny: The reason she helps Marcel keep the Witches in line. [[spoiler:She was chosen to sacrifice herself along with three other girls in a Harvest Ritual that was to keep the New Orleans Witches in contact with their Ancestral Magic. Though they downplayed the killing part, it was supposed to lead to their resurrection. Though such a promise means little in the face of traumatic slaughter with no real guarantee they'd come back alive, so you could imagine her reasons for fighting that fate once she learned the truth.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Though she often appears aloof and cold, she has been shown to soften around people she knows better (especially Marcel and her childhood friend, Tim and new friend Josh).
* WhenSheSmiles: Understandably, tends to wear a suspicious scowl when around strangers. Also the Ice aspect of her personality makes her seem cool and aloof. However when she smiles and laughs you remember she's just a teenager looking for some kind of normal.
* UnskilledButStrong: Very powerful, but lacks in skill due to her youth and the circumstances she came to gain her powers in the first place.

->'''Played By:''' Shannon Kane

* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe: By Celeste]]

!!Celeste Dubois
->'''Played By:''' [[spoiler: Shannon Kane]]

Celeste was a powerful witch back in the 1700s. She struck up a passionate romance with Elijah, which tragically ended when Klaus decided to blame the witches for his own mayhem, which ignited a literal witch hunt. Elijah finds her body in his siblings' mansion, where she was drowned by the mob. [[spoiler: Episode 1.10 suggests that Celeste may not have been what she seemed.]]

* [[spoiler:BodySurf: Apparently Celeste has been jumping from one body to another for over a century. However according to the episode 1.14 she can only do it when her current body die's, by either her hand or another's.]]
* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself]]: [[spoiler: Played with. The spell Elijah gave Monique ensured that after she killed herself, she would jump back into her original body. She doesn't survive long after making that discovery.]]
* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler:In some of Davina's early scenes, she's seen drawing random pictures with a disturbed look on her face, and not just when a witch is trying to cast magic. Elijah takes her drawings and pieces them together to form a portrait of Celeste, the 'evil' she's been detecting all along.]]
** Even more so in Sabine's first appearance in episode one she mentions 'Vengeful Spirits' with an ironic roll of her eyes to the tourist she is showing around the Quarter. [[spoiler: The Irony in her voice is due to the fact that she herself is a Vengeful Spirit playing Guide.]]
* InterSpeciesRomance: Between her and Elijah.
* HeroicBSoD: Her death gave Elijah this. From the flashbacks we see of them together, Elijah is less guarded, more playful and very happy. He ''howls'' with anguish when he finds her body.
* HotWitch
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard]]: Celeste's obsession with revenge against Elijah and his family has paid off numerous times, with her plans and schemes coming into fruition. [[spoiler: Her obsession then became her downfall when she made it clear that she wanted to keep the stolen Harvest power and continue to body-surf for eternity.]]
* OhCrap: In the flashbacks - Elijah, when he realizes that Klaus has thrown all the witches of New Orleans under the bus to cover up for his own acts, including his lover. [[spoiler: And again in episode 10, when he pieces together Davina's chaotic drawings of 'something evil' and finds that they form a portrait of her face.]]
** Episode 11 reveals that [[spoiler:the reason Davina and the other girls remained dead was because Celeste - who's possessing Sabine - had absorbed the magic already. She then uses it to resurrect former witch elders of the community.]]
* [[spoiler: OutGambitted]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Hayley snoops through Elijah's diaries and gives Sophie-Anne the clues to Celeste's resting place. Other facts made finding her grave possible, like the fact that Davina had gone AWOL, leaving the witches of New Orleans free to cast magic for one day.]]
** This ends up being subverted, as [[spoiler: There was no power in the bones as the magic in them , Celeste herself had began moving from one body to another. Ending up in Sabine ]]
* ParanoiaFuel: Formed part of what she had planned for Elijah. [[spoiler: She intended to body-surf through women for eternity, and taunted Elijah with that fact, stating that if he ever felt any connection with another woman, he would always wonder if it was her in a new body.]]
* [[spoiler:SealedEvilInACan]]: Heavily implied. [[spoiler:It's revealed that she's already been out for nearly two hundred years, albeit in one body or another.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: Between herself and Elijah. Her death ''devastated'' him.
** If the flashback from [[spoiler: 1.14 is anything to go by, it's heavily implied that Celeste still has strong feelings for Elijah.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]]:[[spoiler: When she wakes up in her original body and Elijah tells her that her consuming hatred for him had finally caused her to be betrayed by her own coven. She breaks down and begs Elijah not to kill her, but to no avail.]]


->'''Played By:''' Karen Kaia Livers

* EvilOldFolks
* FauxAffablyEvil
* TheFundamentalist
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap]]
* WouldHurtAChild

[[folder:Bastianna Natale]]
!!Bastianna Natale
->'''Played By:''' Shannon Eubanks
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Tends to speak to her enemies in a soothing, grandmotherly tone, even as she destroys their lives.
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]: Despite appearing in multiple episodes, Bastianna remains a significantly less developed character than even Papa Tunde, who survived only a single episode following his introduction.
* WouldHurtAChild

->'''Played By:'''

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She confessed to Rebekah that she had a crush on Klaus. [[spoiler: When an imprisoned and weakened Klaus asks her why she's showing him mercy, she smiles genuinely and says 'You never did anything to me.']]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Technically. She became the leader of the witches after Celeste's death, but Monique is shaping up to be her DragonInChief.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: After she told Rebekah that her spell to summon Mikael is irreversible, and that Rebekah should suffer Klaus' wrath herself, Rebekah gave her influenza by shoving a bloody cloth of infected blood into her mouth. She was then kept in quarantine by orderlies Rebekah had compelled, and died of the disease.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: To Rebekah.
* EvilRedhead
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: The witches were going to kill her anyway, for failing to sacrifice Hope. Hayley just makes it quicker.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: When she was alive, she was a sweet, naive witch who used her powers to ease the pains of her patients as a nurse.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Given what she went through, it's no wonder she's become twisted with revenge. See CruelAndUnusualDeath above.
* WouldntHurtAChild: [[spoiler: She begs the ancestor witches not to make her 'a monster' and sacrifice Klaus' baby. But since it's her life or the child's, she has very little choice in the matter.]]

[[folder:Papa Tunde]]
!!Papa Tunde
->'''Played By:'''

An African witch doctor who was brought into New Orleans during the 1920s to deal with the Mikaelsons. He was killed for his efforts, but was resurrected by [[spoiler: Celeste]] to continue his war against the vampires in New Orleans.



!!Hayley Marshall
[[caption-width-right:250:''"I have been attacked by French Quarter vampires, I've had to live in a house with a secret dungeon full of coffins, and I was nearly murdered by witches who are convinced that my baby is Lucifer."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/PhoebeTonkin

* ActionGirl
* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler: Between her and Elijah in 1.11]]
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]: [[spoiler: Monique kills her right after she gives birth to Hope. However, she wakes up in transition as the baby's blood was still in her system. As at the season finale, she's become a hybrid.]]
* {{Badass}}
* BecomingTheMask: She's starting to develop feelings for Elijah.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Klaus, which is what leads to her current predicament.
* BlessedWithSuck: She's cursed with lycanthropy.
* BodyguardCrush: Heavily implied between her and Elijah.
* BrainyBrunette
* ButICantBePregnant: After and she and Klaus sleep together, she discovers that she was knocked up, despite thinking Klaus was infertile. It turned that because [[spoiler: Klaus was part werewolf, he could still breed]]
* CastingGag: PhoebeTonkin and Creator/ClaireHolt (Rebekah) were both main characters in H20JustAddWater.
* TheChessmaster: She's actually very scheming and manipulative when she wants to be, especially considering the fact that Klaus couldn't give a damn about her once the baby is born. In the most recent episodes, she seeks to have Davina in her corner.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Tyler.
* FakeAmerican: Played by Australian Phoebe Tonkin.
* [[spoiler: FetusTerrible]]
* GirlNextDoor
* GoodBadGirl
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: The blood of her baby heals her from any wounds she gets.
* GreenEyes
* HappilyAdopted: At least, until her adoptive parents found out about her werewolf side.
* HeroicBSOD: Hayley has one when she discovers that she's pregnant.
* HeyItsThatGuy: It's [[TheSecretCircle Faye Chamberlain]]!
* HotBlooded
* InformedAttribute: Her transformation into a werewolf has never been shown on screen.
* TheLadette
* LastOfHerKind:[[spoiler: It's later revealed that she may be the last of an ancient family of werewolves due to a birthmark she has. Her clan were all but hunted to extinction by Marcel, and the remnants are in hiding down by the Bayou.]]
* MamaBear: Hayley ''will'' fight tooth and nail to protect her baby.
* MoralityPet: Used to be this for Klaus. Now he basically sees her as a walking incubator.
* MsFanservice
* OneOfTheBoys: Hayley seems to prefer the company of the opposite sex and doesn't seem to get on all that well with other girls.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Phoebe Tonkin is a very good actress but it seems like almost every other sentence is said in her natural Australian accent.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both of her parents are deceased and her adoptive ones kicked her out and she first turned.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Tyler, sort of.
* TheRunaway: Hayley's adoptive parents kicked her out of their house when she was younger after she had turned into a werewolf and wreaked havoc. She has been on her own ever since, joining different werewolf packs.
* {{Tomboy}}

->'''Played By:''' Tasha Ames

* BadassNormal: The only werewolf in the bayou who hadn't activated the curse. That still doesn't stop her from pointing shotguns at powerful witches if she has to.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler: By Oliver, after he breaks down and tells her he had collaborated with Francesca Correa to pull off the terrorist attack on the bayou.]]

[[folder: Tyler Lockwood]]
!!Tyler Lockwood
->'''Played By:''' Michael Trevino

First starring in TheVampireDiaries Tyler has come to New Orleans in order to get revenge upon Klaus for the horrible acts he committed upon him and his friends back in Mystic Falls.
* {{Badass}}: He's a hybrid who can more than easily rip out hearts if he needed to.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In his attempts to get revenge on Klaus he feels that kidnapping and forced imprisonment is A O.K.