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?