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    Klaus 

Niklaus 'Klaus' Mikaelson

"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 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.
  • A God Am I: "I want to be King."
  • Above Good and Evil: How Klaus sees himself.
  • Affably Evil: To Camille, when he wants to be.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Hayley used to find him irresistible.
  • Alpha Bastard
  • Ambition Is Evil: Klaus achieves his goals and plans through underhanded means.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Elijah.
  • Anti-Villain: Klaus is Type I and Type II.
  • Archnemesis Dad: 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.
  • Awesome McCoolname: "Niklaus is the name my father gave me. Please, call me Klaus."
  • Ax-Crazy: 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.
  • Barbarian Longhair: In the flashbacks.
  • Bastard Bastard: Klaus is the illegitimate child of Esther and an unknown man who was a werewolf.
  • Bastard Boyfriend
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With both Hayley and Camille so far.
  • 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.
    • Also, do not betray him. Ever.
  • Big Bad: Arguably, for this series.
  • Black Sheep: 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.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Blondish.
  • Blood Knight: Klaus has shown to be very violent and he gets a thrill out of fighting.
  • Breakout Villain: Klaus was a very popular character on The Vampire Diaries, hence why he was given his own series, The Originals.
  • British Accents: Klaus has a British accent due to Joseph Morgan originally hailing from Britain.
  • Cain and Abel: Klaus is the Cain to Elijah's Abel.
  • The Casanova: Klaus likes to charm women, manipulate them, use them and than dump them.....or kill them.
  • The Charmer: Comes with being The Casanova and being a Manipulative Bastard.
  • The Chessmaster: Klaus is very intelligent, manipulative and scheming.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Klaus will never hesitate to backstab anyone, literally. Klaus has stabbed and daggered his entire family.
  • Chronic Villainy: 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.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Klaus is sociopathic and manipulative but he can be very funny and witty at the same time even amidst committing immoral acts.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: 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.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Klaus has a strong jealous and envious streak.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Klaus always has a plan. And if Plan A doesn't work out, then a Plan B, and a Plan C, etc.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Put it this way: Marcel's vampire army did not stand a chance against Klaus.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Dark Is Evil: Klaus is seen wearing a lot of darker clothing, particularly black.
  • Dark Messiah: Klaus is the only Original Hybrid on the planet, making him extremely powerful and dangerous.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Klaus may be the bad guy, but he's still got his share of witty comebacks, lines and phrases.
  • The Determinator: Klaus NEVER gives up when he has a goal, agenda or plan that he wishes to achieve.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His punishment towards anyone who displeases him in the slightest.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Hates when people feel sorry for him.
  • The Dreaded: Marcel's vampires are very, very nervous about the idea of him running loose in New Orleans.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: All Klaus has ever wanted was loyalty and respect from others, especially from his own family.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even though Klaus is a villain, he has been shown to be capable of love and affection.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Seemed genuinely horrified when Caroline asked if he was going to kill her on her birthday.
  • Evil Brit: Klaus has a British accent due to Joseph Morgan being from Britain.
  • Evil Feels Good/Evil Is Cool/Evil Is Sexy
  • Evil Genius: Klaus is very intelligent, strategic and manipulative.
  • Evil Gloating: When is Klaus not gloating? It could practically be his middle name (if he were to have one).
  • Evil Is Hammy: Klaus is not always subtle and can be rather grandiose and over the top in his actions and mannerisms.
  • Evil Is Petty: His occasional and casual cruelty speak for itself.
  • Evil Tastes Good: Well, Klaus is a vampire and a werewolf.
  • 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.
  • Fake Nationality: See Fake American.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Klaus is the only man who can politely smile while making you stab yourself over and over again for his own pleasure and amusement.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Marcel.
  • First Of Its Kind: 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).
  • For the Evulz: Klaus will gleefully torture or kill anyone if it benefits his plans or even amuses him.
  • Freudian Trio: Is part of five, actually. In promotional material, he's the Id to Elijah's Superego and Rebekah's Ego.
  • Generation Xerox: Klaus has a lot more in common with Mikael than he would like to think or believe.
  • Godzilla Threshold: 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Klaus is very quick tempered and gets angered very easily.
  • Handsome Devil
  • Handsome Lech
  • Has a Type: Seems to have a "thing" for girls with blonde hair and blue eyes. Caroline and Camille anyone?
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Stefan (back in the 1920's).
  • Hot-Blooded: Klaus is very impulsive, brash and hot headed.
  • Humiliation Conga: Has gone through this a lot all within a span of only 9 episodes.
  • 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.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
  • Informed Attribute: Klaus will let you know that he's a hybrid, even though he has only transformed into a wolf once.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Klau can be crazy, vicious and murderous when he wants to be.
  • It's All About Me: Klaus is the epitome of selfish and everything is all about him; his pain, his power and his agenda.
  • Jerkass —> Jerkass Fašade: OH SO MUCH.
  • Joker Immunity: Has developed this because of his statuses as Breakout Villain, Ensemble Darkhorse and Creator's Pet.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: 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.
  • Knight of Cerebus
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: To Rebekah.
  • Lack of Empathy: To a great extent.
  • Large Ham: Klaus can be rather over the top at times, especially when he gets angry and throws a tantrum.
  • Like a Son to Me: Marcel is like a son to Klaus. He practically raised him.
  • Love Interest: Caroline is his. Whether she reciprocates is debatable.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste
  • Manipulative Bastard/Magnificent Bastard: Klaus is always manipulating somebody in order to achieve his goal or agenda.
  • Meaningful Name: Niklaus (which is the German or Scandinavian version of Nicholas) means "victory of the people". It is derived from the Greek Nikolaos (Νικόλαος).
  • Mind Rape: Does this to Camille so she doesn't remember any of their talks.
  • Monster Lord: Klaus is the Original Hybrid and has created hybrids himself.
  • Monster Sob Story: 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.
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: He's a werewolf and a vampire.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The Roguish to Elijah's Noble.
  • Obviously Evil: Klaus fit this trope in season two. That was until we were given more insight into his character in season three.
  • Oh Crap: It's very subtle, but Klaus has this expression on his face when Silas sneaks up on him...
  • Papa Wolf
  • 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
  • Power Trio: See Freudian Trio above.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Klaus definitely qualifies, especially when he is angered and lashes out at others.
  • Psychotic Smirk
  • Really One Thousand Years Old: Klaus was born in the 10th century. He is also immortal.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Klaus is definitely the Red to Elijah's Blue. Klaus is much more passionate while Elijah is much more stoic.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Klaus is the Savvy Guy to Camille's Energetic Girl.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • 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.
  • Smug Smiler
  • 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.
  • The Strategist: Everything that Klaus does is strategic.
  • Troubled, but Cute
  • 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.
  • Ungrateful Bastard
  • 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.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods
  • Vampire Monarch: Klaus is the Vampire King of New Orleans.
  • 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.
  • Villainous Crush: For Caroline of course.
  • Villain Protagonist: Is this for this series.
  • 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.
  • Wicked Cultured
  • 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.
  • Would Hit a Girl
  • Would Hurt a Child: Poor Tim...
  • Wrote the Book
    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!"

     Rebekah 

Rebekah Mikaelson

"I should never have come back here."
Played By: Claire Holt

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.

    Elijah 

Elijah Mikaelson

"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.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Klaus, Finn, Kol, and Rebekah.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I, with shades of Type III.
  • 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.
    • Badass Boast: Just as much as Klaus.
    • Cultured Badass: Elijah comes from wealth and is highly sophisticated.
    • 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.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Klaus and Rebekah.
  • Cain and Abel: Elijah is the Abel to Klaus' Cain.
  • Canon Foreigner: He does not appear in the books.
  • The Charmer: Elijah is suave and sophisticated. No wonder Hayley can't help herself.
  • The Chessmaster: Elijah is very strategic and logical by nature.
  • The Dandy: Elijah is always sharply and neatly dressed and never likes to look improper.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Elijah is the most aware of them all and he always knows what's going on.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Elijah has a dry sense of humour and a quick wit. Even when he is being serious, he can be funny.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: See Badass Boast above.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: 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.
  • Fake American: 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.
  • The Fettered: 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 Red Oni, Blue Oni and Noble Male, Roguish Male.
  • Friendly Enemy: He develops a friendship and a sort of understanding with Elena.
  • Heel Realization/I Am a Monster: After threatening Elena, he comes to agree with his mother's view of him as an abomination.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold
  • 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.
  • Hot Guys Are Bastards
  • I Gave My Word: 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.
  • Jerkass —> Jerkass Fašade
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Especially in the beginning. Elijah came off as cold and uncaring but he's actually rather moral and honourable by nature.
  • Knight Templar
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: To both Rebekah and Klaus. He is highly protective of both of them.
  • Kuudere: Elijah is Type I.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste
  • Manipulative Bastard: He doesn't even need to use compulsion to get people to do what he wants.
  • Nerves of Steel
  • 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.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Elijah is the Noble Male to Klaus' Roguish Male.
  • Only Sane Man: 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.
  • Power Trio: See The Spock below.
  • 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.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: 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'."
  • The Spock: Both to Rebekah's Kirk and Klaus' McCoy in promotional material and to Kol's McCoy and Klaus' Kirk in 3x15.
  • The Stoic: Elijah is very calm, composed and collected, even when he gets angry.
    • Not So Stoic: 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 after he finds the body of his witch lover Celeste.
  • Super Strength: 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.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Elijah is the epitome of being classically handsome and dapper.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
  • Tranquil Fury: Even when Elijah gets angry or enraged, he is so calm and stoic.
  • Troubled, but Cute
  • Undying Loyalty: To his entire family of course. There is nothing that he wouldn't do for them. Elijah always puts his family above everything.
  • Villain Ball: Sometimes family comes first to him, even if it means sparing/helping his murderous siblings.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: 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.
  • Wicked Cultured: All the Originals can qualify, but mostly Elijah being the most sophisticated member of the family.
  • Worthy Opponent

    Mikael 

Mikael

Played By: Sebastien Roche

  • Abusive Parent: 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.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Klaus.
    • 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.
  • Back from the Dead: 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.
  • Blonde Guys Are Evil: Mikael's blonde hair is more apparent in flashbacks.
  • 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.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He is a one man wrecking ball who has laid Cities to ruin and fire...and he is proud of it.
  • 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.

     Hope Mikaelson 
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.
  • Happily Adopted: By her Aunt Rebekah.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: The reason she's sent away by her family, as it's too dangerous to keep her in New Orleans.
  • 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.
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: Is part werewolf, part vampire and part witch.
  • 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.

     Esther 
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.

  • Back from the Dead
  • 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

Devearaux Family

    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 killed her sister may lead her taking more extreme and ruthless decisions. To say nothing about what we find out laterů
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Ambiguously Bi: A flashback shows her drunkenly kissing a girl.
  • 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.
  • Evil All Along: Though in practice, she's just showing that this show is filled to the brim with Black and Gray Morality and Gray and Gray Morality.
    • "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.
  • It's Personal: While her actions are to free her people. She is also determined to make Marcel pay for killing her sister in the middle of the Old Quarter, though it may not be quite that simple.
  • Killed Off for Real: As of 1x13; although being a part of The Vampire Diaries universe, death is not always final.
    • 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.

    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.

    Jane-Anne Deveraux 

Jane-Anne Deveraux

Played By:

O'Connell Family

    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. 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.

    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.

  • 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...!"
  • Badass Preacher: Shades of this.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • 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.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Only Sane Man: 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 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 to Camille doesn't hurt either.
  • Overprotective Dad: Well, uncle. Camille is his niece and her twin, Sean, was his nephew.
  • 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.

    Sean O'Connell 

Sean O'Connell

Played By: Matt Kabus

Vampires

     Marcel 

Marcellus "Marcel" Gerard

"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.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Rebekah.
  • 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.
  • Bothering by the Book: When he figures out that 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 better plan instead...
  • 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.
  • Knight in Shining Armor/The Champion: Towards Davina, after he rescued her from the witches. This is even lampshaded by Klaus.
  • 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.
  • Token Minority: The only black character.
  • Vampire Monarch: An assumed position (Marcel took the reigns after the Originals fled the Quarter), but his rule is stable and his followers are loyal.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child

    Josh 

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.

  • 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.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: the least vicious vampire on the show
  • Gay Best Friend: To Davina
  • The Mole: Klaus compels him to spy on Marcel.
  • Nice Guy
  • Reverse Mole: After Davina undoes his compulsion, Marcel uses Josh to spy on Klaus
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Straight Gay

    Diego 

Diego

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.

     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.

  • 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.
  • Co-Dragons/Those Two Bad Guys: With Diego.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: With Katie.
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: With the witch, Katie.
  • Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Elijah
  • Punch Clock Villain: Possibly. While he obeys Marcel's commands, he never shows any pleasure in doing so, and treats it more as a job.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: 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.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Leads almost half the Vampires in the Quarter to leave after Klaus less then inspiring speech...
  • The Only One I Trust: For Marcel, even after he had Thierry sealed away in the Garden.
    • 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

    Davina 

Davina Claire

"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.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Back from the Dead: Thanks to Marcel
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • 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.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Cute Witch: A pretty, powerful witch and the youngest of the main characters. She can qualify as a Hot Witch since she's in her late teens.
  • Death Glare: When she hits you with it , you will go flying making it an almost literal death glare.
  • The Dragon: To Marcel.
  • 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She's impulsive and short-tempered at times.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: 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.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She expresses this desire to Elijah. Turns out, having uncontrollable power gained from the ritual sacrifice of her friends isn't exactly something she enjoys.
  • It's Personal: Her alliance with Marcel due to the fact that witches slaughtered her friends and she wants to make them suffer.
  • Kid with the Leash: As of the season finale, she becomes this after resurrecting Mikael and holding him prisoner.
  • Little Miss Badass
  • Mysterious Waif: In the beginning.
  • 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.

    Sabine 

Sabine

Played By: Shannon Kane

    Celeste 

Celeste Dubois

Played By: 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. 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.
  • Inter Species Romance: Between her and Elijah.
  • Heroic B So D: 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.
  • Hot Witch
  • 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.
  • Out-Gambitted
  • 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.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Between herself and Elijah. Her death devastated him.
    • 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.

    Agnes 

    Bastianna Natale 

Bastianna Natale

Played By: Shannon Eubanks

    Genevieve 

Genevieve

Played By:

  • 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.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Rebekah.
  • Evil Redhead
  • Killed Off for Real: The witches were going to kill her anyway, for failing to sacrifice Hope. Hayley just makes it quicker.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: When she was alive, she was a sweet, naive witch who used her powers to ease the pains of her patients as a nurse.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Given what she went through, it's no wonder she's become twisted with revenge. See Cruel and Unusual Death above.
  • 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.

    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 Celeste to continue his war against the vampires in New Orleans.

Werewolves

    Hayley 

Hayley Marshall

"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: Phoebe Tonkin

    Eve 

Eve

Played By: Tasha Ames

  • Badass Normal: 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.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Oliver, after he breaks down and tells her he had collaborated with Francesca Correa to pull off the terrorist attack on the bayou.

     Tyler Lockwood 

Tyler Lockwood

Played By: Michael Trevino

First starring in The Vampire Diaries 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.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In his attempts to get revenge on Klaus he feels that kidnapping and forced imprisonment is A O.K.
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