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 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.
The Berserker: Klaus is very impulsive and throws himself amidst violence without a second thought.
Berserk Button: 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.
Fallen Hero: 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.
Fake American: Klaus was born in what would become Mystic Falls in the 11th century. In real life, Joseph Morgan is from Britain.
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).
For the Evulz: Klaus will gleefully torture or kill anyone if it benefits his plans or even amuses him.
I Am Not My Father: Becoming like Mikael is Klaus' worse nightmare. Ironically, Klaus and Mikael share a lot of traits in common.
I Just Want to Have Friends: Seemingly a large part of his desire to create his own race. In season three, he bitterly refers to 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: The Undead. He is a living dead person.
Pet the Dog: His moments with Camille count. In the beginning of the series, he was much kinder to Hayley.
Perma Stubble: 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.
Plot Armor: Despite virtually everyone in the cast constantly trying to kill him, and coming ridiclously close to being Killed Off for Real several times, the writers won't let him die. That is, until "Before Sunset", when he is finally put into a death-like torpor via the same spell that bound Mikael. But in the next episode he's back up again, though in a new body
Tranquil Fury: 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....
True Companions: With his siblings, despite everything they've done to each other.
The Sociopath: 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.
Undying Loyalty: Klaus desires this from others more than anybody, especially from his family. Too bad he always manages to destroy every chance of it happening.
The Unfavourite: 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 Klaus isn't his biological son. However, he treated him like scum even before discovering that.
The Unfettered: 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.
Villainous Breakdown: 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.
We Can Rule Together: 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.
When He Smiles: He does grin and smirk sardonically, mischievously or 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.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: 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.
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 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.
Action Fashionista: Rebekah can kick ass. And normally she's doing it in rather expensive and chic clothing.
Action Girl/Dark Action Girl: Rebekah is strong, tough and incredibly badass. She is an Original vampire after all and possibly the strongest female character on the show.
Even Evil Has Standards: She's all for betraying Klaus and keeping him locked away to rot for eternity, but she draws the line at anyone hurting Hayley's baby.
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: 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.
Hidden Depths: 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.
Love Hungry: See I Just Want to Be Loved. 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.
Love Martyr: 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.
Mama Bear: Rebekah is very protective of her family.
Outnumbered Sibling: She is the sole female of the Original family. All of her siblings (six of them) are male.
Pet the Dog: 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.
Yandere: First, for Stefan on The Vampire Diaries and now for Marcel on The Originals.
"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.
Affably Evil: 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.
Ascended Extra: 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.
Heartbroken Badass: Elijah has faced heartache in regards to both love and his family. He hasn't been lucky in either department.
Berserk Button: Don't harm or kill any one of Elijah's family. He will get revenge.
Beware the Nice Ones: 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.
Honor Before Reason: 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. 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.
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.
Never Hurt an Innocent: He definitely tries to adhere to this. Notably the only vampire not seen feeding on a human at any point.
Noble Demon: 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.
Really 700 Years Old: Elijah is an Original vampire who is really 1,000 years old and was born during the 10th century.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Elijah is the Blue to Klaus' Red. Klaus is impulsive while Elijah is more logical.
Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Celeste reveals herself and kidnaps Rebekah and Klaus, Elijah vows to kill all the witches in the French Quarter.
Sibling Rivalry: 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.
Sibling Yin-Yang: 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.
Sharp-Dressed Man: Elijah never fails to look dapper, neatly dressed and well-put together in his finest suits.
The Dreaded: 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.
Food Chain of Evil: 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.From his conversation with Marcel he has destroyed scores of Cities. Not to mention in the same episode 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.
Hunter of His Own Kind: 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.
Took a Level in Jerkass: Sort of. He's portrayed far more negatively than in The Vampire Diaries, where Klaus was the Big Bad. Except he's now long dead, and everything we see of him is from the past, making Klaus far more sympathetic in retrospect.
Un-Person: 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.
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.
Birth-Death Juxtaposition: Almost as soon as she's born, her mother Hayley is killed by Monique. Subverted in that Hayley woke up in transition, due to dying while Hope's blood was still inside her.
Daddy's Girl: Klaus is besotted with her even before she's born.
Enfant Terrible: According to the witches, even before Esther becomes the leader of the ancestor witch spirits.
MacGuffin Girl: 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.
Offing the Offspring: 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.
Sins of Our Fathers: As Klaus notes, Hope has 'inherited' all his enemies by virtue of being his daughter.
Walking Spoiler: See all the spoiler tags above? Yeah, kinda hard to describe without giving away a twist.
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.
Bigger Bad: For the witch faction and arguably for the whole season. She shares this role with her husband, Mikael.
The Determinator: Not even death will stop her from trying to wipe her children - and her grandchild - from the face of the earth.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: 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.
Offing the Offspring: Her ultimate goal is to destroy her children and bring balance back to nature. This extends to her grandchild as well.
Took a Level in Jerkass: 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.
Walking Spoiler: The biggest of the series thus far. His/Her involvement isn't even meant to be known till the finale
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 killed her sister may lead her taking more extreme and ruthless decisions. To say nothing about what we find out laterů
Big Bad: Though Marcel was presented as the show's Big Bad 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.
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..
My Greatest Failure: 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.
The Resistance: She represents the Witch's rebelling against Marcel, or so it seems, but it's really more complicated then that.
Took a Level in Badass: While originally a fun loving, partying borderline hippie who had a casual relationship 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 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..
Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Badass Boast: 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...!"
Deal with the Devil: 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 Agnes meet her comeuppance.
Enemy Mine: Previously, with Marcel. Kieran came to him for help in stopping the witch's Harvest ritual that would require the sacrifice of four girls.
Turbulent Priest: 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 Enemy Mine arrangements with Marcel against the witches, and is part of the reason Marcel gets away with what he does in the Quarter.
"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 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 a touch complex.
Affably Evil: 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 Berserk Button.
A Father to His Men: Considers himself this to his soldiers. Main more evident when his soldiers turned down Klaus offer to switch sides. Also made evident when he decided to bend his knee in surrender rather then go down fighting, in order to save his outmatched soldiers.
Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Pledged his allegiance and surrendered his kingdom to Klaus after his disastrous attempt at [[capturing and imprisoning the hybrid.
Ambiguously Evil: While his methods are brutal and he shows little mercy towards his enemies Marcel could be considered this as his enemies, the witches sacrifice children and his relationship with the human population is fairly reasonable (though sometimes strained).
Anti-Villain: 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 compared to the witches he could be considered the lesser of two evils.
Benevolent Boss: 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 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.
Berserk Button: 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.
Big Bad: Is set up as this for The Originals. Though as the episodes pass and the Black and Gray Morality show, this trope seems to be muddled somewhat. The competition that Klaus ends up bringing doesn't help.
Big Brother Instinct: Is fiercely protective of Davina and will risk anything to for her. Be it his Kingdom or his own life.
The Charmer: While he does seek a solid relationship with Rebekah, technically speaking he has managed to have sexual relations with Sophia , Celeste (technically), and Camille.
The Determinator: Is a survivor and a fighter, traits that Klaus saw in himself.
Devil in Plain Sight: 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.
Enemy Mine: With Father Kieran. Though Kieran doesn't particularly like Marcel, he once came to him for help when the witches were planning on slaughtering four girls for the Harvest ceremony.
Even Evil Has Standards: He won't feed on children and he is openly disgusted by the witches' plans to slaughter their daughters to gain more power.
Good All Along: Played straight and subverted: 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 he also wanted to prevent the massacre to keep the witches from gaining another source of power.
The Good King: Tends to be fair, if not stern. And is willing to swallow his pride and swear his loyalty to Klaus, in order to stop the slaughter of his people.
Has a Type: Blondes, possible due to his first love Rebekah.
Hero Antagonist: 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 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 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.
I Control My Minions Through...: Loyalty, apparently. Most of them respect Marcel and the city he has maintained and/or love him because he saved their lives (like Thierry).
I Choose to Stay: When Rebekah decides to leave Town. Marcel despite being Exiled and losing his power base decides to stay to fight for his home..
I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Zig-zagged with Klaus. Though he expresses some resentment with his father-figure he also appears to genuinely care for him.
Last of His Kind: One of the few non-Original, non-hybrid vampire left in the main cast and the Qiuarter, after the events of the season finale.
Like a Son to Me: Marcel was this to Klaus, and Marcel has his own "child" in Davina.
Overprotective Dad: To Davina, though of course he has reasons to be considering all of the witches want to kill her.
Pet the Dog: Towards Davina, especially after he 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.
Pragmatic Villainy: 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.
The Power of Love: Marcel claims this is the reasons his followers are so loyal to him despite Klaus' superior strength.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: To Klaus, after 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.
Reasonable Authority Figure: Generally, yes. He's a competent and approachable leader, and though he's strict about his rules his subjects seem exceptionally loyal to him.
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.
Distressed Dude: Klaus coerces Davina into helping him by biting Josh in the season 1 finale
Establishing Character Moment: Marcel puts a coin between Josh and his friend and says whoever picks it up will get to live. Josh doesn't even start to reach for the coin before his friend grabs it. Luckily for him, Marcel isn't a fan of people who betray their friends.
Family of Choice: Josh implies he has this with Davina when he comforts her after the witch ancestors torment her on the Other Side and leave her afraid to practice magic
Forgot About His Powers: shades of this, as well as How Do I Shot Web?. Josh was turned so recently that he still sometimes seems to forget he's not human. For instance, while he DOES instinctively know how to compel people, Cami needs to remind him of this fact when he has to compel Kieran's doctor to keep a secret, and even then, he fumbles the words and asks for a redo.
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.
Blind Obedience: To Marcel. Subverted. While Diego claims he only answers to Marcel and is shown to be very loyal towards him, when Thierry is sentenced to the Garden he expression obvious annoyance and anger with his 'king'.
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.
And I Must Scream: When Marcel is lead to believe 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.
Dirty Coward: Runs off when Papa Tunde captures Rebecca and 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.
Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
In Le Grand Guignol on the run from Klaus and desperate they turn to him to help with taking out two of the witch elders.
Witches & Warlocks
"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 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 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 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. 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.
Abusive Parents: Her parents were willing to 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.
The Chosen One: 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 Davina has to die for the Harvest to be completed.
Girl in the Tower: Or Church attic to be precise. She there to be safeguarded her from the outside world and those who would steal her from Marcel specifically, to finish the interrupted Harvest Ritual by taking her life. And considering her temper protect the outside world from her.
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: What she lacks in height she makes up for power. Can easily throw around an Original like a rag doll and mind wipe them for equal measure. She gained this power by involuntarily absorbing the power of the three Witch girls that were slaughtered in the Harvest Ritual right before Marcel took her away.
Screw Destiny: The reason she helps Marcel keep the Witches in line. 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.
Sugar and Ice Personality: 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).
When She Smiles: 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.
Unskilled, but Strong: Very powerful, but lacks in skill due to her youth and the circumstances she came to gain her powers in the first place.
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. Episode 1.10 suggests that Celeste may not have been what she seemed.
Body Surf: 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.
Dying as Yourself: 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: 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. The Irony in her voice is due to the fact that she herself is a Vengeful Spirit playing Guide.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Celeste's obsession with revenge against Elijah and his family has paid off numerous times, with her plans and schemes coming into fruition. 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.
Oh Crap: 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. 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 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.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: 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 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
Paranoia Fuel: Formed part of what she had planned for Elijah. 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.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Heavily implied. It's revealed that she's already been out for nearly two hundred years, albeit in one body or another.
If the flashback from 1.14 is anything to go by, it's heavily implied that Celeste still has strong feelings for Elijah.
Villainous Breakdown: 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.
We Hardly Knew Ye: 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.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: She confessed to Rebekah that she had a crush on Klaus. 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.'
Big Bad: Technically. She became the leader of the witches after Celeste's death, but Monique is shaping up to be her Dragon-in-Chief.
Cruel and Unusual Death: 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.
Wouldn't Hurt a Child: 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.
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 Celeste to continue his war against the vampires in New Orleans.
"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."
Back from the Dead: 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.
But I Can't Be Pregnant!: After and she and Klaus sleep together, she discovers that she was knocked up, despite thinking Klaus was infertile. It turned that because Klaus was part werewolf, he could still breed
The Chessmaster: 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.
Last of Her Kind: 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.
Mama Bear: Hayley will fight tooth and nail to protect her baby.
The Runaway: 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.