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"I am Mikael, the Vampire who hunts Vampires!"
Played By: Sebastian Roché

"Mothers love their children. Fathers make them strong."

Mikael (also known in the supernatural world as The Hunter and The Destroyer, because of his pursuit of his children, and the destruction he leaves in his wake), is one of the Original Vampires, the Original Vampire Hunter, and is the vampire who hunts vampires. He is the husband of the Original Witch Esther, and the father of a Freya Mikaelson, Finn Mikaelson, Elijah Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, Rebekah Mikaelson, and Henrik Mikaelson. Mikael is also the step-father of the Original Hybrid Niklaus "Klaus" Mikaelson, making Hope Mikaelson his step-granddaughter. With both Silas and Amara (the world's first immortal man and woman respectively) cured and dead, Mikael, being the father of the Original Vampires, is the oldest, most feared, and is the most dangerous and deadly vampire in the world.

  • Abusive Parent: To all his children( except Freya) to varying degrees. He's tyrannical and cold toward them, but Klaus is the one who gets physical as well as psychological/emotional abuse.
    • In his final moments, Klaus asks why he hated him, Mikael himself says he doesn't know, he just did.
  • Abusive Parents: He himself had an abusive father, who would 'correct' him. This initially didn't affect Mikael as Esther tells Klaus that Mikael doted on Finn and loved his daughter Freya, the flashbacks show this too. Freya's "death" made Mikael think his father's ways were the correct way. When Davina tells him she things his father is a "dick", Mikael explains that "Mothers love their children, Fathers make them strong"
  • Above Goodand Evil: Ironically a trait he shares with his son. While at times he has noble aims and traits. Other time he viciously murders the innocent without pause or regret. In the end he thought the only thing that mattered was strength and pride.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: As capable of evil as he was, Mikael's last moments were deeply touching. He killed by a surprise attack by Klaus and gives his farewell to Freya, showing previously unknown depths of humanity and vulnerability. Out of all his children, only Freya mourns him.
  • Anti-Villain: He is a man who hunted his son for centuries for both killing his wife, blaming him for it and for turning his family against him, and also for being an immortal mark against his honor. He has a noble goal to wipe out the Vampire race created out of his pride. But will slaughter hundreds of innocent people indiscriminately if it serves a purpose such as his intent to kill those who Klaus knows so that he will be forgotten, He has a sadistic streak willing to burn a Opera house full of people alive. He is a mass murderer, but believes himself justified.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Klaus. They're bitter enemies.
  • The Atoner: In a very bizarre way, he's atoning for the creation of vampires.
  • 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. He is now completely free of the enslavement spell thanks to Kol.
    • Sadly only lasted not even one season but at least he got reunited with his daughter and fought side by side with Klaus for one last time.
  • Badass Boast: He has a tendency to make them. The scary thing is, they're often entirely accurate.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With his wife, Esther.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Klaus meets up with Mikeal at a bar to discuss teaming up against Dahlia, Klaus being Klaus he can't help but challenge Mikael. Ignoring the fact that Mikael beat him once before , while weakened by Wolf toxin. Fully recovered and fully powered Mikael offers to give him a repeat beating.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Shown in season two while weakened by Werewolf venom he used party goers as a decoy to slow down Klaus's pursuit . Also when they fought later Klaus managed to outfight and outpower his weakened father. Mikael resorted to throwing a weapon at Cami to save himself and give him an opening to take down Klaus. Later when out numbered and out powered due to his weakened state he retreats. Mikael is a veteran warrior , a Viking who knows that only the rules in a fight is to both survive and win. Anything else is just folly.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: A trained and highly skilled warrior, add his immense strength and resilience most fights go that way. The only time we see Klaus even have an equal fight with his father. Is when Mikael has been slowed down by a vast amount of wolf venom, even then it was too close to call.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Davina was smart enough to alter the resurrection spell to place him entirely under her control, which Mikael himself is very displeased with. When she temporarily loses the bracelet that keeps him under her power, he immediately tries to kill her and is only stopped due to Elijah's intervention.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Before Freya "died" Mikael was described by Esther and Finn as a kind, loving husband and parent, this is despite what his father did to him, after Freya's "death" Mikael grieved and distanced himself from Esther (causing her to seek comfort in Ansel), Klaus' birth renewned his faith in family but he never recovered from his loss and was irreversibly changed and became a far more colder person. Somewhat subverted when it is revealed that the loss of Freya did not cause Mikael to abuse Klaus. When asked even he had no idea why he treated Klaus that way.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He doesn't defeat her but he is the only one to land a hit on Dahlia while his hybrid step-son couldn't. Dahlia is so powerful that she beats both Mikael and Klaus almost effortlessly with only dipping into a fraction of her power, she even gave tiny parts of it to her acolytes who proceed to rag doll the two physically strongest beings ever.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Mikael's wife was unfaithful to him, and he reacted by murdering her lover and his entire family. He proceeds to violently abuse the bastard child for his entire life. Even worse, he abused Klaus even BEFORE he found out that Klaus was a bastard.
  • The Dreaded: Klaus is immensely powerful, nigh-invincible and treats everyone around him like an insect who can't hurt him...and Mikael terrifies him to his very core. In-universe, he's referred to as The Destroyer.
  • The Determinator: Nothing will stop Mikael from killing Klaus, not even the weakness caused by werewolf venom, the pain of Pape Tunde's dagger or even death itself. He came back from the latter and over-came the formers to stake his step-son.
  • The Dragon: Briefly this for Esther and now for his beloved daughter Freya, who he was recently reunited with.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: It feels this way to some fans as he was brought back simply to die again in less than season worth of time, also writers promised more interaction between him and Esther, saying it was important but so far, they only had small talk.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite hating most of his family, he's overjoyed to find that Freya is still alive. Despite Mikael evil and massive body count he truly does love both his daughters. Even if he he was only able to show it to Freya. In the end his actions are driven by both rage and loss. Ironically like Klaus despite his blood lust and collateral damage they both have tortured souls.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Until it was revealed by Esther and later confirmed by Finn and Freya, we thought Mikael was always abusive but it turns out he was actually decent once upon time, and for such a tough guy, he took the loss of his daughter very hard, more so than Esther and Finn. However how much of a face is debatable when we find out that he was one of the Vikings that stormed Freya and Dahlia village and slaughtered everyone there. Then again it was the middle ages and that kind of thing was the norm.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He faces it stoically, only reaching out to his beloved daughter one last time.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Mikael is very polite to Davina, but only to manipulate her into resurrecting him. Once she does so, he seems to keep his word and goes after Klaus but only for personal reasons, however once he finds out he bound to Davina by a bracelet, he doesn't hesitate in trying to kill her once the opportunity arrives.
  • Fatal Flaw: For all his intelligence and power, his dismissive nature of his son has killed him twice. He keeps underestimating Klaus cunning and strength. The first time he overestimated his control of a situation and it backfired giving him his first death. The second time he was caught off guard in the middle of one of his speeches and killed by a blitz attack that left him defenseless and ended up dead a second time.
  • 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 rampage in the City in the hunt of his children. In the vampire diaries, Mikael explains to Damon why he feeds on vampires, he never intended for the bloodlust of vampirism to happen so in his words he "feeds on the predator, not the innocent". While Mikael doesn't go out of his way to kill people as a general rule. But if convenient or useful he is willing to kill hundreds of them if it furthers his goals. Mikael is also quite old fashioned as in his mind, the only thing that matters to him at all is restoring his pride/honor and avenging his wife, making him single-minded. Nothing will stand in his way , the innocent , the guilty , nothing.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Averted big time, he dislikes vampires and doesn't feed on people but he is a cranky extremly aggressive and violatile vampire who has little patience for others and kills with no hesitation if he believes it convenient .
  • Heroic Willpower: Mikael's focus and willpower is so strong, he is able to tolerate the effects of werewolf venom and even pull out Papa Tunde's dagger, a weapon that paralyzes Originals (even Klaus) and leaves them in agony. He tells Davina that by fighting through pain and ignoring it, nothing can hold power over them cue him proving himself correct when he pulled out the dagger and could tolerate the affects of werewolf venom. He is also the only one able to wound Dahlia while being desiccated by her, Klaus needed blood to attack her again and failed at that.
  • Hidden Depths: His reunion with his daughter really brings out the emotion in him and nearly reduces him to tears, and he embraces Freya wholeheartedly, this is the most humanity we have seen out of him yet.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: He regrets making his wife create vampires and so hunts and feeds on them, but it is Klaus who is his primary target.
  • Hypocrite: Condemns his children for acting like bloodthirsty animals. Has murdered hundreds of people and wiped out whole cities in fire and death in his pursuit of them. Not including using innocent bystanders as decoys if it suits his needs.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Mikael will do all sorts of grim stuff to further his goal of finding and killing Klaus, he will kill his pet horse or those he has compelled or allied with to prove he means business. Also his excuse for turning his children into monstrous immortals in the first place against their will.
  • Immortality: Mikael is a vampire. He is capable of living forever without physically aging.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He is a vampire that feeds only on other vampires, though he will feed on werewolves as alternative and humans only when desperate to heal from Tunde's dagger. Ironically while eating humans is beneath him. Killing them is not.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: "Freya, I'm so sorry. I lo-"
  • Lightning Bruiser: Mikael is very strong and fast, being able to over-power his children with ease and fast enough to block and counter the super-fast punches from Klaus. He is extremely resilient as well, being able to handle werewolf bites and even Tunde's dagger.
  • Loop Hole Abuse: Mikael does this to Stefan, he can't overwrite Klaus' complusion on Stefan (which was not to tell anyone where Klaus is) so he makes Stefan believe he is going to kill his brother Damon, Stefan manages to find a way through the compulsion and gives some useful info, bonus points as Stefan had his humanity off at the time and still fought through to save his brother.
  • Might Makes Right: After his personality change, Mikael believed this, he sought to toughen his children because in his mind, only the strong survive and his methods were occasionally quite harsh to say the least. Klaus was frequently the target for standing out from the rest of his siblings. Klaus later shouts at Esther about this as the necklace she gave him weakened his dormant werewolf strength and kept him from using his anger, Klaus says that Mikael valued strength and blames her for the abuse he got from Mikael. Subverted in their final conflict when it was revealed that Mikael didn't hate Klaus for any perceived weakness, he just did.
  • Morality Pet: Freya was one for him, when she "died" Mikael was so grief stricken that he become a completely different person, a darker and more abusive one.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: First he had a hand in creating vampires which slaughtered scores of humans, then in his anger, he killed Ansel (first time), igniting the war between vampires and werewolves.
  • The Nicknamer: He refers to Davina was 'little witch' and less endearingly to Klaus as 'boy and 'bastard'.
  • Nominal Hero: Mikael has no interest in good or evil but seeks to kill Klaus, his paranoid power-hungry step-son who accidentally got Henrik killed and intentionally murdered his wife.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't even try to hurt Freya in his presence. Dahlia found that out the hard way and got impaled for it, though it didn't really stick.
  • 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.
  • Pet the Dog: Mikael named his sword with a word that meant "blonde" or "golden" and consecreted it in goat's blood, so that whenever he went out to battle, he could always be reminded of his daughter, his favourite child. He also praised Davina and Cami when they showed courage.
  • Posthumous Character: Mikael was killed by Klaus in The Vampire Diaries, but he still makes regular appearances in flashbacks and continues to impact Klaus' actions. He also turns up as a ghost from time to time to wreak havoc, culminating in his resurrection thanks to Davina.
  • Pride: One of the reasons the Mikaelson's became vampires. Esther did it to protect her children . Mikael did it so not to look weak. As Rebekah pointed out Mikael could have moved his family elsewhere , away from the werewolves. But that was too much for his ego, so he convinced Esther to make him and their children superhuman, with power to surpass the wolves. Worst he gave his family no choice in the matter, his pride leading to not only the Vampire curse. But to the monsters both he and his children become.
  • Red Baron: He is called The Destroyer and the Vampire that hunts Vampires, he earned both of the titles.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His entire motive behind trying to kill Klaus, first he accidently caused Henrik death which could have been avoided if Klaus wasn't so fixeted on the wolves, he then murdered Esther, his own mother and Mikael's wife and to add insult to injury, he pinned it on Mikael. The fact that Klaus is living proof of Esther infidelity is also a major factor. As to Mikael its a stain on his pride, he plans to wipe out from all history no matter the body count. The fact the rest of his children sided with Klaus didn't help any. Until Esther's murder however, he didn't want to kill Klaus, as he was content to have Esther "cleanse" him of his werewolf side.
  • Super Strength: Originals are the strongest and oldest vampires in existence though its unknown if they got their strength from their advanced age like their lesser descendents or were merely given peak power vampirism from the immortality spell (the latter is mostly believed) but either way, they are way above vampires and werewolves in the strength totem pole with Mikael being the strongest so far, he has over-powered his children and step-son in fights with startling ease. Initially fans believed this was because Mikael fed on vampire blood (going by fact that human blood grants vampires better strength than animal and so went from that logic) However, Word of God says its because Mikael was far stronger than them all when they were all human and so his strength was amplified more then theirs, this particular statement explains why the Originals are not equal in strength despite being the most powerful of vampires and created at the same time, Rebekah is usually subdued by Klaus quite easily and Elijah can keep up with Klaus despite the latter having werewolf strength to go with his Original one courtesy of his Hybrid nature.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In terms of his portrayal as opposed to character evolution. 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After much build up, he was killed off by a sneak attack by Klaus in the third season of The Vampire Diaries, without getting to do a anything that made him feared. here we get to see what makes him deadly cue a somewhat curb stomp fight whenever he faces Elijah and later Klaus. Showing why he is The Dreaded. His sheer strength seems to be superior to Klaus and he has excellent fighting abilities utilizing a lot of technique.
  • Training from Hell: He was beginning to put Davina through it and praised her when she fought through pain to stand up.
  • Tragic Monster: When all is said and done he is as much of a tragedy as his children. The loss of Freya turned him bitter, his ego lead to him creating the vampire race . His wife is dead, leaving only his hate for Klaus to keep them going. His children never warmed up to him, Finn was more his mother's. Kol was fine being a loner . Also Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah always had each other. The only child that loved him unconditionally was Freya and he believed her dead. So for nearly a millennium all he had was his blind hate and obsession to live on. No family to fight with him, no friends. Only his rage and pride to keep him going on. Even when it is revealed that Klaus killed Esther , Rebekah and Elijah still choose Klaus over the man who tormented them. Mikael is a victim, of his mistakes, of his pride. A lonely monster who had only his hate and rage to keep him going. Then , finally when he gets back the one thing he loved and loved him back. Mikael loses that as well.
  • Un-person: Mikael doesn't just want to kill Klaus; he wants to make him into an Un-person by destroying everything he built, killing everyone who knows him and essentially wiping him from history.
    "As I walked the streets, your name was spoken of in reverent tones by the city's finest. So after I kill you, I will remain here in New Orleans until every last person who remembers you is dead. The deeds of the mighty Klaus will be remembered by no one. And you, boy, will simply never have existed."
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In his own way he is attempting to correct his mistake for making the Vampire race. As well as basically destroying the family he was trying to save, by granting them immortality . Unfortunately he doesn't much care how many bodies it takes to get it done as its collateral damge to him, he still won't kill needlessly though as every kill he makes is to serve a purpose i.e hurt Klaus and take away any safe haven . Unfortunately to him taking away any safe haven is burning whole Cities down with the people still in them.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Klaus was this to him, but it's heavily implied that Mikael had a similar relationship with his own father.
    "I was half your age the first time my father gave me the staff. I would have torn every muscle rather than let him see me strain, and had I, he would have corrected me."
  • Worf Had the Flu: Somewhat averted, despite suffering from Wolf venom and not having fed he still managed to fight Klaus on equal terms. Even when incapacitated by Papa Tunde dagger he managed to power himself out of it. He even managed to outsmart Klaus on their second fight and stake him. He would have most likely been able to finish off Klaus once and for all if Klaus allies had not intervened.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Aside from being abusive to a young Klaus, he doesn't hesitate to try and kill Davina when the opportunity arises, though this is because she enslaved him with a spell that binned him to a bracelet, allowing her to control him.
  • Villain Decay: Despite his fearsome and well deserved reputation as a threat. He has been killed off twice , without a fight in an almost anticlimactic nature by Klaus.


"I will systematically destroy everything they hold dear."
Click to see Esther's original body. 
Played By: Natalie Dreyfuss, Alice Evans, Claire Holt, Hayley McCarthy & Sonja Sohn

A witch and one of the most powerful witches in history.

Esther is the wife of Mikael and former lover of Ansel. She is the mother of Freya, Finn, Elijah, Niklaus, Kol, Rebekah and Henrik. Esther is the sister of Dahlia and the grandmother of Hope Mikaelson.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: During her appearance in The Vampire Diaries, her desire to kill her children - thus removing vampires from existence - can be somewhat justified, given the atrocities the Originals caused and the imbalance they created in nature. But going after her granddaughter - a newborn baby who hasn't done anything to anyone - offers her no such excuse. This becomes more pronounced in the second season. She has no qualms about endangering Kol's life when she orchestrates a werewolf attack on Davina. And when he cal her out for putting him in danger, she bluntly tells him that he lives or dies 'by her grace' and subdues him with her powers.
  • Always Someone Better: While she's a powerful witch in her own right, her older sister is much more powerful than she is, a fact that makes her scared for her family.
  • Back from the Dead: Returns in the body of the last harvest girl in the season 1 finale.
  • The Chessmaster: She's running several schemes all at once: making moonlight rings for werewolves in exchange for their loyalty to her, and using her sons as spies to ingratiate themselves to the non-vampire allies of the Originals.
  • Deal with the Devil: She couldn't have children originally, and turned to her older sister Dahlia for help to make her conceive. Dahlia agreed to help her, in return for the life of her firstborn and each firstborn of every subsequent generation that carries her bloodline.
  • The Determinator: Not even death will stop her from trying to wipe her children - and her grandchild - from the face of the earth.
  • Fantastic Racism: Against vampires, for good reasons of course. Vampires are more often than not, killers.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason she turned her children into vampires was because she couldn't bear the thought of losing them, especially after the death of her youngest son Henrik.
    • She came to regret this choice as she ended up making a plague that taken countless lives.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For the witch faction and arguably for the whole series. She shares this role with her husband, Mikael. Her sister Daliah is the even greater scope villain, having through the cause and effect way, caused the bad events of TVD and TO happen.
  • It's Not You, It's Your Vampirism: In 2.03, it's revealed that Esther plans on killing her children and then placing their souls into mortal bodies, like she did with Kol and Finn, to free them from the 'curse' she put on them.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: In Esther's mind, all that she has done to her children was borne out of love. Keep in mind that she plots to murder them and bring an end to the vampire race which could be classed as good and sane thing to do considering what most vampires are like. In 2.03, Klaus tells Hayley that it was her love for them that led her into turning them into vampires. Specifically, that the loss of his youngest brother 'drove her over the edge.'
  • Mama Bear:Deep, deep, deep down, she still loved her children. It took Dahlia nearly killing them in front of her to realize that, giving her the motive to willingly sacrifice herself so Dahlia could be killed.
  • My Greatest Failure: As they die, she apologizes to Dahlia for abandoning her when they were young, which started the chain of events that led to the Mikaelsons becoming vampires, calling it 'my most grievous sin.'
  • 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 was seemingly to destroy her children and bring balance back to nature. This extends to her grandchild as well.
    • Though it revealed she was trying to undo her "evil" and make them mortal again, and her attempts at ending Hope was to prevent Dahlia from going after her children.
  • Proper Lady: She carries herself with a certain poise and speaks very eloquently, not even trying to act like a sixteen year-old girl living in the 21st century. It's how Klaus realizes who she truly is when he meets her.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Possibly, she tried to warn Klaus about Freya and after being compelled to tell the truth, she says how she always loved them all,and took no joy in the attempted murder of Hope and that it was to save the whole family.
  • Sadistic Choice: In the mid-season finale, Klaus and Rebekah trick her into drinking vampire blood and then kill her. She wakes up in transition, stripped of her powers and her ability to jump into bodies, and is offered a choice by Klaus: drink the blood bag he leaves for her, thus becoming a vampire and everything she has hated for a millenium...or die permanently. He then adds this is still more than Esther offered her children, turning them into vampires without consent from any of them.
    • The following episode reveals she chose vampirism, much to Finn's horror and disgust.
    • The problem here, is that Finn fails to look at it as an opportunity, Esther could have just died but chose to turn which present a chance of coming back as herself with Finn's help. As a witch, Esther was powerful, Klaus did what he did to stop her body jumping but as seen with her spells, vampires can be turned back into mortals, well their souls can, such as the case of Finn and Kol, who had their souls placed into witch bodies, all Finn had to do what learn the spell from Esther and do the same to her what she did to them and voila, back to being a witch. Too bad Finn was shorted sighted there and of course, Esther didn't try and explain actions beyond saying she tried to resist.
  • Taking You with Me: Does this to Dahlia in the season finale, so Klaus can kill them both.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her involvement in the series isn't meant to be known until the season 1 finale, let alone her resurrection.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wanted to save her children by turning them into vampires, wanted to save the world by killing them, wanted to go half-way, killing them to stop vampirism but allowing them to live in new bodies, her intentions are good but her methods are not so good, the poor people that get taken over end up getting killed one way or the other.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Is given one by Klaus, of all people, in 2.02. He tells her (while under the assumption that she's Cassie) that he and his siblings never agreed to become vampires and were turned against their will by their mother, and yet she called them 'abominations' as though she never had a part to play in their creation. For a moment, Esther seems to be affected by his words before she regains her composure.
    • Is given a chilling one by Finn in 2.10, when he sees that she chose to become an 'abomination' rather than die for her principles.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Had an affair with another man (who turned out to be a werewolf), the result of which was Klaus.

    Finn Mikaelson 

Finn Mikaelson
"Change, dear brothers, is inevitable."
Click to see Finn's original body. 
Played By: Caspar Zafer & Yusuf Gatewood

Klaus: Finn, the devoted acolyte, his love all too easily warped by our mother's sick hate.

The second oldest of the Original siblings. He was notable amongst his siblings for being the most moral (even more so than Elijah initially) and quiet, as well as hating what he had become and plotted with his mother Esther to bring an end to the rest of his siblings. He - along with Esther and Kol - have been brought back from the dead to finish out what they'd started. His soul is in the body of a warlock; he has gone undercover as Cami's guidance counselor to get information about Klaus' movements.

  • Affably Evil: Finn is unfailingly polite, especially with Cami.
  • And I Must Scream: He spent 900 of his 1,000+ years as a vampire daggered and kept in a coffin thanks to Klaus. He did not enjoy it.
    • And then Freya takes his soul out of his current body and into her pendant. She did promise to keep him safe, after all...
    • Its doubtful this trope applies to that as Finn clearly knew she was saving him, she showed him the pendant and he has no objection.
  • Anti-Villain: His plan to wipe out vampires aside, Finn was initially the most moral Original vampire introduced in TVD, he was quiet, calm, hated vampirism, his death at Matt Donovan's hands was tragic in many ways, their plan failed and they killed the only Original that wished them no harm. The sole reason Finn was kept in the coffin for 900 years was because he couldn't stand his sibling's evil ways and frequently objected to them which Klaus soon tired of. Present day Finn is more darker than before, it is noted that its because of Esther, both Finn and Freya confirm this with Finn saying he hardened himself due to his mother's convictions and moral cause, and Freya believes Esther twisted him. In season 2, he looses the "anti" part. See Jumping Off the Slippery Slope for details.
  • Back from the Dead: Esther resurrects him in the body of a warlock following his death in The Vampire Diaries.
    • In season 3 he is brought back in his original body by Freya.
  • Co-Dragons: To Esther, with his brother Kol.
  • Glass Cannon: Finn/Vincent is a very powerful witch able to hold his own against both his brothers. Also when attempting rescue Cami he is able to disable a Werewolf boosted by a Moonlight ring and Hayley who is a dangerous Hybrid. However he is still in a human body so was taken down by a few well placed arrows.
  • I Am a Monster: He certainly thought this when he was a vampire.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In season 2, uses prepubescent wereolves as Child Soldiers to kill humans who oppose the witch faction. After discovering that Esther chose to transition to vampirism rather than die with her so-called morals intact, he's become more unhinged and dangerous, willing to put innocent bystanders at risk if it means he can kill his siblings. When he discovers his infant niece Hope is still alive, he seeks to kill her himself.
  • Lightning Bruiser : When he stabs Klaus in the hand just after waking up he moves so fast than his brother has can only look on in horror
  • Momma's Boy: Finn pretty much does whatever Esther tells him to do, and is fiercely loyal to her. Also Finn is the only one who knows the price his Mother paid to have children, hence his loyalty to her.
  • Morality Pet: He has one in the form of Cami, who he quickly gets a crush on.
  • Mouth of Sauron: For his mother, Esther, when it comes to dealing with the wolves. Esther is usually busy with spells and schemes, so Finn relays her wishes.
  • Oh, Crap!: He makes this face when he realizes that Elijah had simply let him talk uninterrupted for several minutes while the house had time to be filled with methane from a broken heater.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his mother, Esther. Until she becomes a vampire.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives viciously accurate speeches to Klaus and Elijah.
    Finn: [to Elijah] Linens and silk can't disguise your pathetic self-loathing.
    Finn: [to Klaus] And you, despite the arrogant facade, you're still the same paranoid little boy full of hate and fear.
    Finn: [to Klaus and Elijah] Do tell me, what'd I miss? Regale me with your contributions to society. Medicine, philosophy, art? Or have you two merely cut a path of destruction across time?
  • Scary Black Man: In his current form. Not because he's particularly intimidating physically, but due to his power and ruthlessness.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Finn is usually very well-turned out.
  • Sibling Rivalry: As a boy, he was jealous of the attention that Klaus received from their mother. He also thought that Elijah coveted the role of the oldest brother so he could lead the other Originals, and that reason was why he went along with Klaus daggering him for nine hundred years. The subject still remains sensitive to him.
  • Thwarted Coup de Grâce: When he's got Elijah cornered in the safe house, he chooses to monologue for several minutes and taunt Elijah about his carnage and how he's failed to protect Hope. This gives enough time for the exposed gas leaking from the broken heater to saturate every room in the house, as Elijah calmly points out before taking off his sunlight ring and putting his hand in front of a clear window.
  • Token Good Teammate: Was this when he was an Original, he was more moral than Elijah as a vampire, this has changed in his TO appearances.
  • Villainous Crush: On Cami.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Finn doesn't. He was ready to sacrifice himself to help Esther (using his blood to link him together with his siblings) to kill all the family. However, he does miss the invulnerability he had as a vampire, calling his new body 'vulnerable'.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In 2.04, Finn plans to exploit a blood moon to activate the werewolf curse in untriggered prepubescent children by having them kill the humans who oppose the witch faction. At best, he considers them to be foot soldiers and doesn't care if they live or die, as long as they fight.
    • This may have simply been a trap to lure out the mole, as Finn and Esther being very cunning, would have suspected a mole.
    • Finn quickly figures out that Hope is still alive, and immediately sends Marcel and his pack of vampires to find her and Elijah.

    Henrik Mikaelson 

Henrik Mikaelson
"Years later, my brother Henrik was killed by the werewolves in our village. The loss of another child pushed my mother over the edge."
Played By: Devon Allowitz

"Our youngest brother was killed by our village's greatest threat."

Henrik Mikaelson was born in the 10th century and was a member of the Mikaelson Family, being the youngest child of Mikael and Esther Mikaelson. Henrik has six siblings consisting of three older brothers; Finn, Elijah, Kol, a maternal older half-brother named Niklaus and two older sisters, Freya, and Rebekah. He was also the uncle of his sister Freya's unborn son and his brother Klaus' daughter Hope. He was mauled by a werewolf, the village people's greatest threat and his death is what drove his mother to protect her other children by turning them into Original Vampires.

  • The Baby of the Bunch: Henrik is the youngest of the 7 Mikaelson siblings.
  • Barbarian Longhair: In the flashbacks to the 10th century.
  • Canon Foreigner: Henrik as a character doesn't exist in the novel series.
  • Dying as Yourself: Hernik died an untapped witch, and unlike his older brothers Finn and Kol, he did not return in another body.
  • Plot Device: His death was the reason for the creation of Original Vampires. He has only appeared in flashbacks and has been mentioned less than 5 times throughout the series. His voice has never been heard.
  • Remember the New Guy?: In the flashbacks with the Mikaelson siblings as children, he was there despite not being shown.

    Hope Mikaelson 

Hope Mikaelson
Played By: Alexandria & Victoria Collins, Charlie & Blake, Summer Fontana and Danielle Rose Russell

The daughter of Klaus and the vampire-werewolf hybrid Hayley Marshall. Hope is the result of a one-night-stand between her parents and after she was born her family agreed to fake her death to protect her from all those who wish her harm. Klaus, after promising to get Hope back one day, gives her to the only person he can trust to protect and raise his daughter: his sister, Rebekah.

In mid-season 2, Klaus and Hayley are reunited with Hope and after the threats of Finn, Esther and their aunt Dahlia have passed but Hayley and her Pack have been cursed, Hope now lives with back in New Orleans under the protection of Klaus and her aunt Freya.

  • 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.
  • Creepy Child: She has a rather focused, unsettling stare when she's using her witch powers.
  • Daddy's Girl: Klaus is besotted with her even before she's born.
  • Dhampyr: She is half vampire and currently half mortal. She's also a witch as well as an untriggered werewolf, meaning until she grows up and makes her first kill, she will be a witch with healing abilities slightly inferior to that of a vampire.
  • Enfant Terrible: According to the witches, even before Esther becomes the leader of the ancestor witch spirits.
  • Happily Adopted: By her Aunt Rebekah when New Orleans wasn't safe for her.
  • Healing Factor: Is one of her hybrid powers.
  • Hybrid Power: Hope has demonstrated magic abilities from her witch side and healing abilities from her vampire side, though the latter power is slower than a full vampire's healing factor.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: The reason she was sent away by her family, as it's too dangerous to keep her in New Orleans.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: 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 and her grandmother, great-aunt and uncle all want to harm/kill her for their own purposes.
  • Power Incontinence: Dahlia claims that Hope runs the risk of this, if she isn't allowed to take her and her powers run wild.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: As Klaus notes, Hope has 'inherited' all his enemies by virtue of being his daughter.

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