Vampire Diaries: New Characters and their Quick Demises

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It seems as though the producers of Vampire Diaries hopped on the vampire bandwagon at just the right time; the characters are young and fearless and the plot deliciously thickens week after week … but there’s one question that needs to be answered: why do new characters get killed off or disappear so quickly? Let’s take a look at 3 different examples…

Vicki – A small-town girl with a ton of baggage, Vicki had great potential to be a bitchin’ vampire’s apprentice. This character had a jaded outlook on life, and that’s what made her so unique; her teen angst shrouded her inner little girl. But when push came to shove (and it did), the producers decided to get rid of her … was her would-be storyline too strong for the overall show’s plot? Anyway, Damon brainwashed her family members after her untimely death. Don’t you think Caroline should have gone instead?

Lexi – This age-old blonde bombshell rolls into town to celebrate Stefan’s birthday like a good friend ought to, but Damon has other plans in mind. Long story short, Lexi finally got Stefan to admit his true intentions for coming back to Mystic Falls; however, she came off as a home wrecker after Elena stopped-by the Salvatore’s humble abode. Damon ended up framing the heart of gold time traveler just to cover his own selfish tracks. Was it jealousy that got in the way of brotherly bonding, or was Damon just a dead and heartless soul?

Anna – One of the more useless characters on Vampire Diaries, Anna is a user and abuser. She comes into the picture attempting to seduce the naïve Jeremy Gilbert, but it turns out that she’s just a mama’s girl. It was centuries ago that in the midst of the great vampire hunt, Anna’s mother Pearl was put away for all eternity with other practicing vamps. In the latest episode, those lost souls were “rescued” and Anna walked away scot-free with mama in tow … supposedly never to be seen again.

What characters do you wish stayed and which ones do you wish headed for the hills?

– Bryce

By Veritas

Veritas is a faerie child, switched at birth and left with wonderful parents in a small shack deep in the hills of West Virginia. He believes in magick and hopes to inspire readers lured into the enchanted path. Occasionally, he'll post contributions from other authors so drop us an email if you're interested.


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  4. Great article! I agree! It seems liek every time a new character walks on screen, he or she is dead by the episode’s end. But, it keeps it fun and interesting. I def think VD is one of the best shows on tv today!

  5. Def Lexi!! I loved her soo and then Damon used her to keep his and Stefen`s identity safe. She was fun and good at putting Damon in his place. She was def a good addition to the plot that the books didnt incorporate. I will miss Lexi.

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  7. i have 2 agree that caroline shouldve gotten her neck sucked like the 2nd episode and been banned from the show altogether! vicki was a hot chick and seemed tough as nails!

  8. I think a show like VD has to kill a character once and a while to be taken seriously, otherwise the audience just gets used to the idea that the main characters are safe and that the random newbie is going to bite it (pun intended). But still, some of those girls had potential for a decent plot lines. I think your right about Vicki. That’s one that should have been kept.

  9. I definitely agree. I read the books and honestly, not everyone just started dying or disappearing. Well except for Viki, which I think was a mistake. Vicki should’ve stayed, I mean, who needs Caroline in the show? No offense, but she’s kinda useless. But it’s okay I still love the show and I always will!

    1. Well, yeah that is true. Lexi was such a good person and brought out the best in Stefan, so it would’ve been good if she stayed.

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