Trivia: The Vampire Diaries

  • Acting for Three: Paul Wesley is portraying Stefan, one of the three central protagonists. In Season 4, it's revealed Stefan's ancestor is Silas and he is Silas' doppelganger. It's revealed in Season Five, there is one other doppelganger of Silas' alive in the present day, Tom Avery, an innocent paramedic.
    • Acting for Four: ... in Nina Dobrev's case. She portrays Elena the protagonist, also Katherine a villain and one of the major antagonists. In Season Five Nina Dobrev also portrays Amara, the original Petrova, and Elena and Katherine are her doppelgangers. On the spin-off [1], she portrays Tatia in flashbacks to the 10th century and Katherine' is her doppelganger.
  • Fake Nationality: The Salvatores are Italian-American, neither Paul Wesley nor Ian Somerhalder are Italian, neither does James Remar who plays their father.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Jason Spisak (Vulpes Inculta, Kid Flash, Razer) provides the voice of Silas.
  • I Knew It: Show of hands: how many of you called Stefan having killed his father? Yeah, thought so...
    • Also in "The Departed" who guessed the only way to kill Alaric would be to kill Elena and turn her into a vampire.
    • Is there anyone who actually thought Jeremy was going to come out of the hunter storyline alive?
    • Many people guessed the third sacrifice would have consist of twelves witches.
    • Also many people predicted Silas's lover would like Elena
  • What Could Have Been: Originally, the 4th-season-spanning cure storyline was supposed to resolve with Damon being the one to receive the cure. However, almost immediately after introducing the cure as an idea, the writers were dismayed to find that a large number of fans were predicting that very outcome. So they changed mid-course, and the cure was instead given to Katherine.
  • Devon Allowitz, who played Henrik Mikaelson, is the son of crew member Michael Allowitz