The Vampire Diaries was one of the most popular supernatural TV shows out there. It was so well liked that two spin-off shows have since been created - The Originals and Legacies. But let's focus solely on The Vampire Diaries. Season One of this amazing series was released exactly a decade ago, all the way back in 2009. Season Eight came out two years ago, in 2017.
As most fans are probably well aware, the plot of this TV series focuses on a human girl who lives in the town of Mystic Falls. She leads a fairly average life until the appearance of a mysterious young man who turns out to be a centuries-old vampire. Before long the girl has fallen head over heels in love with the mysterious immortal who is not indifferent to her either. However, the fact that he is a vampire complicates their relationship, as does the appearance of his older brother.
While the human girl and the two vampires are the protagonists of the show, other characters are also introduced to us and their story arcs explored. Who thinks that they can name all the characters featured on the show? We think it's an impossible feat... Or is it?
Who is the female protagonist?
If you're a fan of The Vampire Diaries then you should know that the girl in the image above is the show's female protagonist. We first met her in episode one of season one of the show. Back then she had just lost her parents (or rather, her adoptive parents) in a car crash and as such was inconsolable. Initially, we all thought that this character was a regular human girl but with time we learned that she was actually a Petrova doppelganger. Later in the show she was turned into a vampire but never wanted to be an immortal and as such ended up taking the cure to vampirism.
Who is this vampire?
One of the two male protagonists of the show, this character was an ancient vampire. To be even more exact, he was 178 years old. A woman that he loved turned him into an immortal back in the early 19th century. Naturally, he hoped to spend his whole life with the love of his life but unfortunately, it turned out that she preferred his younger brother (whom she also turned into a vampire). As was to be expected, this put a strain on their relationship. Initially this character was cold, manipulative and calculating but over time we go to see his softer side too.
Who is this?
This character was a vampire and the younger brother of the immortal mentioned above. He too was turned into a vampire by the woman that he loved but unlike his brother, he was quick to realize that she did not deserve his love. It was none other than this character who saved the protagonist of the show when her parents got into a car accident. However, he did not have enough time to save her parents too. This character was the polar opposite of his brother - he was moral, kind and gentle. Plus, he refused to feast on humans and instead hunted animals.
Who knows the name of this centuries-old vampire?
If you've been watching the show from the very beginning, then you should have absolutely no trouble getting this one right. As most fans of the show are probably well aware, here we have yet another vampire. We first met her in season one of The Vampire Diaries. She came to Mystic Falls in the hopes of freeing her mother from an ancient tomb that housed countless old vampires. She watched desperately as one of the two male protagonists missed every opportunity in opening the tomb. Eventually, she was reunited with her mother but her happiness was short-lived for they were both staked.
Who is this vampire hunter?
Another character whom we met all the way back in season one of the series, this man was a human. However, he was no ordinary human. Rather, he was a vampire hunter. He came to Mystic Falls to avenge his wife. He believed that her life had been taken by one of the two male protagonists of the show. As such, he tracked him down and prepared to stake him. No one knew what he was up to for a long time. We all thought that this character was a regular teacher (he taught history at Mystic Falls High School).
Who is this human-turned-vampire?
Think you know the name of this character? Then what are you waiting for - go ahead and select one of the four options that are available above! This character was best friends with the show's female protagonist. When we first met her in season one of the show she was a regular human girl. She was somewhat neurotic and annoying hence why most of us didn't like her all that much. She was one of the first few major characters to be turned into an immortal. She adapted to her new lifestyle extremely well. Obviously, being a vampire suited her.
Who is this powerful witch?
A major character on the show, this woman was a skilled witch. As is the case with most major characters, we first met her in season one of the series. Back then she had no idea that she possessed magical abilities and was taken aback when she realized that she could light candles without touching them or feel whether people were good or bad by simply brushing against them. This character was best friends with the show's protagonist. She was raised by her grandmother (who was also a witch) because her mother had to skip town in order to trap a diabolical vampire.
Who is this Original Vampire?
One of the Original Vampires, we first met this character in season two of The Vampire Diaries. He first came to Mystic Falls in the hopes of capturing the show's female protagonist (and Petrova Doppelganger). He appeared in 24 episodes in total but was also mentioned by other characters throughout the show. Unlike his half-brother, this character was honorable and moral (although he could also be overprotective, unpredictable and very stubborn). He rarely broke deals but had no qualms about going back on his word if he knew that someone had tried to trick him. Unlike other vampires, he valued humans and human life.
Who is this manipulative vampire?
This character looks eerily similar to the show's female protagonist. But don't be fooled - it's not actually her. This character is a centuries-old vampire. In fact, it was this vampire who turned two of the male protagonists of the show into immortals. This character was mean and manipulative and was prepared to do anything to get her way in life, even if it meant betraying her friends and eliminating her loved ones. Of course, she wasn't always a vampire. Back in the late 15th century she was a normal human girl who was disowned by her father for getting pregnant out of wedlock.
Who is this witch?
This character was a powerful witch. We did not see much of her however mostly because she was alive during the 19th century. She was the ancestor of a major character on the show. This character was the handmaiden to a manipulative and cunning vampire that turned the two male protagonists of the show into immortals. Apparently, the manipulative vampire once saved this woman's life. However, in the end it was her vampire friend who snitched on her (which resulted in her being burned at the stake). Nonetheless, before passing away this witch made a deal with one of the two male protagonists of the show - she promised to protect the vampire that betrayed her if he promised to protect her lineage.
Who is this vampire who swore revenge on his friend?
Everyone should know the name of this character. After all, he appeared in as many as 59 episodes. We first met him in season five of the show and quickly learned that he knew one of the two male protagonists of the show. Apparently, back in the day the two were cellmates - they were held captive by the Augustines who experimented on them. It was a bleak existence hence why this character and his friend came up with an escape plan. Unfortunately, the plan went wrong and this character's friend left him behind. Naturally, this character then swore revenge on his so-called friend (but later forgave him).
Who is the legal guardian of the female protagonist and her brother?
We were all incredibly sad to see this character go at the end of season two. This character was the maternal aunt of the show's female protagonist and her brother. She grew up in Mystic Falls but then left it as an adult. She returned to look after her niece and her nephew after their parents (and this character's older sister and brother-in-law) passed away. Initially this character had no idea that vampires and other supernatural beings were a thing (just like she had no idea that she was seeing a vampire hunter). However, with time she learned of their existence. She passed away in a ritual held by one of the Original Vampires.
Who is this vampire hunter and a member of the Brotherhood of the Five?
This character was the female protagonist's brother, or rather, adoptive brother. When we first met him in season one of the show we thought that he was moody and annoying. However, his depressive behavior made sense. After all, he had just lost his parents. Like most major human characters, initially he had no idea that supernatural beings existed. However, with time he became aware of their existence (and how could he not when his sister was going out with a vampire?) Over the course of the show this character became a vampire hunter and a member of the Brotherhood of the Five (supernaturally gifted vampire hunters).
Who is the Original Hybrid?
This character was the Original Vampire and werewolf, which means that he was the Original Hybrid. This character was a recluse and trusted very few people. In fact, he didn't even trust his family and daggered his siblings on numerous occasions. He spent most of his life on the run from his diabolical stepfather. He was the creator of the sun and the moon curse which he used to find the Petrova Doppelganger and the moonstone (two objects that were needed to break the curse placed on him). His objective was to free his werewolf side so that he could sire a super species of vampire-werewolf hybrids.
Who can name this werewolf?
This character was a student at Mystic Falls High School and a member of the school's football team. He was arrogant and somewhat mean. As a result, most of us did not really like him especially seeing how he treated one of our favorite characters (a human-turned-vampire) pretty poorly. This character was a werewolf (he didn't know that originally but his uncle explained the family's werewolf gene to him) and later was turned into a hybrid by the Original Hybrid. This character managed to break his sire bond to the Original Hybrid and went around the country teaching other hybrids how to break away from the control of the powerful Original Vampire and Hybrid.
Who is the female protagonist's biological father?
This man was the female protagonist's biological father. He had her with his high school sweetheart but was obviously not yet ready at the time to become a dad. As such he gave his baby daughter away to his brother and his sister-in-law. That doesn't mean that he didn't care about his daughter though. He came to Mystic Falls in season one of the show to check up on her and to help protect her from supernatural beings. Sure, we all disliked this character immensely but we can't say that he was a bad father. He did, after all, give up his own life to save that of his daughter's.
Who is this blonde vampire?
This character was an ancient vampire. Unlike most vampires she did not feed on humans. Rather, she feasted on animals. In fact, it was this vampire who helped one of the two male protagonists to snap out of his Ripper ways. She taught him how to feed on animals and checked up on him every single year on his birthday. That's why she came to Mystic Falls in season one of the series - to celebrate her best friend's birthday. Unfortunately, her timing was pretty poor and as a result her life was taken by none other than her best friend's brother.
Who is this Siphoner?
This character was a major recurring character in season six of the show (and a recurring character in season eight too). The main antagonist of season six, this character was the former leader of the Gemini Coven and a member of the Heretics. The fact that he was a Siphoner (which, as mentioned previously, refers to a witch who has no powers of his own but who steals magic from others) made his childhood unbearable (which might explain his psychopathic behavior). He was once trapped in jail world with one of the two male protagonists of the show as well as another major character. He took the life of this twin sister and he put the female protagonist into a coma-like state.
Who is this female Original Vampire?
This character was an Original Vampire. She was pretty close to her half-brother who influenced most of her decisions in life. Unlike most vampires she spent most of her vampire life wishing that she was a normal human girl. She wanted to love and be loved but unfortunately was not very lucky in that regard. For example, in the 12th century she fell for a vampire hunter and a member of the Brotherhood of the Five who betrayed her. In the early 20th century she was in a romantic relationship with one of the two male protagonists of the show. She chose him over her brother and in consequence was daggered.
Who is this human?
This particular character first made an appearance in season four of The Vampire Diaries. She did not get much screen time - she was featured in only 10 episodes in total. This character was the daughter of a dangerous vampire hunter. She was born in Mystic Falls but was sent to boarding school after her mother passed away. She returned to Mystic Falls to attend her father's funeral and enrolled at Mystic Falls High School. Initially she had no idea that vampires, witches and werewolves were a thing but learned about the supernatural world when she found herself in the middle of a fight between a member of the Brotherhood of the Five and Mystic Fall's vampires.
Who is this human-turned-vampire?
We first met this character in season one of the series. She was the older sister of a major character on the series and one of the first few characters to be turned into a vampire. She was turned into an immortal by one of the two male protagonists of the show. She was staked by the other male protagonist of the show because she could not control her hunger - instead of feasting on animals as she had been taught to do, she fed on humans. This character returned in later seasons of The Vampire Diaries, albeit in the form of a spirit.
Who is this witch?
This character was a witch and a member of the Gemini Coven. We first met her in season five of The Vampire Diaries. Back then she was a student at Whitmore College. She pretended to be an inexperienced witch so that she could get close to another witch (and a major character on the show). In season six this character became romantically involved with another major character (and werewolf). It was her romantic partner that took her life, albeit on her command. This character was ambitious and liked to do things her own way. She was loyal to her Coven.
Who is this human?
The young man that can be seen in the image above was a major character on the show. We first met him all the way back in season one of the series hence why every fan of The Vampire Diaries should pass this particular question with flying colors. This character used to go out with the female protagonist of the show. Later he dated her best friend and later still he was in a brief relationship with an Original Vampire. This character was never turned into a vampire although at different points of the show he was a Medium and a Ghost.
Who is the mother of the two male protagonists?
The mother of two male protagonists of the show, this character first made an appearance in season six of The Vampire Diaries. Everyone was taken aback to see her. After all, we all thought that she had passed away centuries ago. Indeed, her own two sons believed that she fell prey to TB. However, as it turned out, one of the nurses treating her was actually a vampire and as such saved her life by turning her into an immortal. She did not dare reveal herself to her family for she believed that she posed a significant threat to them.
Who is the Sheriff of Mystic Falls?
The woman in the image above was not only a major character but also the mother of another important character on the show. Like most major characters, this character first made an appearance in season one of The Vampire Diaries. She worked as the town's Sheriff and was also a member of the Town's Council. She greatly disliked vampires and other supernatural beings, not realizing that her best friend and her daughter were vampires. Naturally, this character was taken aback to find out that her daughter was an immortal. Initially she refused to have anything to do with her but with time came to accept her daughter for who she was.
Who is the very first and the very last living member of the Heretics?
A major recurring character in season seven of The Vampire Diaries, this character was the very first and the very last living member of the Heretics. This character was actually a member of the Gemini Coven but was cast out due to the fact that she was a Siphoner (a witch who possesses no magical abilities of her own but rather steals them from others). For a long time this character was stuck in 1903 jail world alongside a number of other witch/ vampire hybrids. After she broke free it came to light that she was once involved with one of the two male protagonists of the show.
Who is this Siren?
Remember this character? She was first introduced to us at the end of season seven. She was one of the main antagonists in season eight of The Vampire Diaries. This character is neither a vampire nor a witch. She isn't a human either. Rather, she is a Siren, a creature that corrupts and enslaves sinners. She feeds on the darkness of human souls but also devours their flesh too (that's how she keeps her youthful appearance). Obviously, this character wasn't always a supernatural being. Once upon a time she was a regular human girl. However, due to her psychic powers, she was banished to a remote island where she met another girl just like her and where her fate was sealed.
Who is this Original Vampire?
Another Original Vampire, this character first made an appearance in season three of The Vampire Diaries. He also appeared in season four and season five of the show (although in the latter season he was a spirit on the other side). In total, this character was featured in only 10 episodes on the show. Nonetheless, he was pretty memorable. This character was very close to his sister but was not averse to helping out his half-brother either (even though the latter had daggered him previously). This character passed away at the end of season four - he was eliminated by the female protagonist of the show after she learned that this character wanted to cut off her little brother's arms (so as to eliminate a special vampire hunter's tattoo).
Who is the Original Hybrid's protégé?
Only avid fans of the show will pass this question. Why? Because this character appeared in only one episode of The Vampire Diaries (the episode was titled 'The Originals'). This character was the protege of the Original Vampire and Hybrid. After the Original Hybrid left New Orleans, this character became the town's leader. Much to his powerful friend's dismay, he managed to persuade the town's human inhabitants to look the other way, chased away the werewolves and managed to subdue the witches. Initially the Original Hybrid was offended that his friend would not share his secret and tried to sabotage his position but eventually decided that he was worthy of respect and left him alone.
Who is the protagonist's biological mother?
This one is pretty easy. While we did not get to see much of this character (she appeared in only six episodes in total) she was nonetheless very important hence why pretty much everyone should be able to identify her. This character was the biological mother of the show's protagonist. She had the baby when she was still in school but did not want to become a mother and as such her and her boyfriend gave the baby away to his brother and his wife (the female protagonist's adoptive parents). Later this character asked a vampire to turn her into an immortal (causing her husband to become a vampire hunter).
Who is this moral vampire?
Here we have yet another character whom we did not see much of. Indeed, he was featured in only four episodes in total. Nonetheless, we have no doubt that true fans of the show will pass this question with flying colors. This character was one of the Original Vampires. He was very close to his mother and was on board with the idea that him and his siblings should be tied together with a spell and then eliminated. He did not see his action as a sacrifice but rather as a gift. The plan was not successful however and he was staked at the end of season four (his siblings were not affected).
Who is this member of the Gemini Coven?
This character was a witch. He was also a member of the Gemini Coven. We first met him in season five of the show. His last appearance was in season six. He was featured in 14 episodes in total and as such pretty much everyone should recall this character's name. This character was the younger twin brother of another witch (and had three other siblings). In season five of the show this character was a student at Whitmore College. He soon began working with the Mystic Falls Gang in the hopes of stopping the Travelers. In season six he merged with his mean-spirited brother.
Who is this irresponsible human?
The woman that can be seen in the image above was the mother of one major character on the show. She actually had two children but one of them passed away (and to be more specific, she was turned into a vampire and then eliminated because she posed a threat). This character was very irresponsible - she couldn't keep a job and she kept seeing different men. In fact, she even kissed her son's friend (naturally he was furious and kicked her out of the house). We didn't see much of this character although she did make an appearance in season eight of the show. By then she had already been turned into a spirit of hell and was working for a manipulative vampire.
Who is this witch-turned-vampire?
This character was a witch and the mother of one major female character on the show (who was also a witch). She left Mystic Falls to track down and jail a diabolical vampire. She was successful in her mission but unfortunately the task drained her to the point where she lost all her magic. Sometime later she was turned into a vampire by one of the two male protagonists of the show. We did not see much of her on the series (she appeared in only seven episodes in total) but her daughter implied that this character enjoyed her immortality.
Who is the world's first psychic?
The world's first psychic and the creator of Hell, this character was first introduced to us in season eight of the show hence why only those who have watched The Vampire Diaries to the very end stand a chance in acing this particular question. Obviously, this character wasn't born as the devil. Indeed, before 750 B.C. he led the life of a normal human being. However, he possessed psychic abilities which resulted in his townsfolk capturing him and burning him at the stake. Naturally he could not forget such betrayal and in his anger created Hell. At the very end of the show we learned that he was controlled by someone else.
Who is this student of Hell?
This character appeared in five episodes in total. That's obviously not much but then again, if you are a true fan of The Vampire Diaries, you should have no trouble whatsoever identifying this woman. We first met this woman in season eight of the show. It was revealed that she spent some time in hell after causing a car accident that resulted in the passing away of her friend. Because of this, this character was briefly jailed. She spent her time in jail educating herself on all things Hell (and indeed, this character had a self-proclaimed PhD in the subject).
Who is the Physician at Mystic Falls Hospital?
Who thinks that they can remember this character? A Physician at Mystic Falls Hospital, she first made an appearance in season three of the series. She knew about the existence of vampires and used them to save her patients. She helped the town's vampires (and in particular one of the two male protagonists) on a number of occasions and even went out with our favorite vampire hunter. We last saw her in season four of The Vampire Diaries although she was also mentioned briefly in season six. It was revealed that after she left Mystic Falls she married a pediatrician and the two moved to Alaska.
Who is this skilled witch?
This character was the maternal grandmother of a major character on the show. She was a powerful witch and taught her granddaughter how to control her magical abilities. Her daughter was also a witch but had to skip town after defeating a diabolical vampire and losing her powers in the process. This character disliked vampires and wanted nothing to do with them. Nonetheless, she agreed to help her granddaughter perform a tricky spell at the end of season one. Unfortunately, the spell was too intense - it drained this witch of her powers and she lost her life. However, that was not the last we saw of her - she appeared in later seasons in her ghost form.
Who is this Mystic Falls High School student?
Only true fans of the show will get this question right. After all, this particular character appeared in only three episodes of the series. We were first introduced to her in season two of The Vampire Diaries and we last saw her in season three. This character attended Mystic Falls High School and was in the same class as the show's female protagonist and other major characters. Her life was taken by one of the two male protagonists of the show (not because he wanted to but rather because he was compelled to do so by a powerful Original Vampire).
Who knows the name of this Siren?
This character was a Siren. As mentioned previously, Sirens are dark creatures that feast on the souls of sinners. They also eat human flesh (that's how they stay powerful and youthful). Of course, the woman in the image above was not always a siren. She was once a normal human girl. The only reason she stood out from her townsfolk was because she had psychic abilities. Her townsfolk did not like her because of that and eventually banished her to a remote island. While there she met another girl who was in the same boat as her and the two sold their souls to the Devil.