In two weeks the new season of The Vampire Diaries comes back to us!! After how season six ended the way it did, I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes me a bit to wrap my head around that Elena (Nina Dobrev) Gilbert won’t be returning for the new episodes. If you’re a die-hard TVD fan like me, you’re feeling all sorts of sadness still, because we saw the end of Jeremy, Elena, Tyler, Liv, Luke, Jo (plus the twins!) and Kai–but let’s be honest not all of us are gonna miss him!–at the end of season! I think it’s fair to assume that season seven will be a very dark time for all of our remaining and new characters living in Mystic Falls, Virginia.
I wanted to make up a list of our favorite characters that were killed in the past seasons:
Katherine Pierce – (played by Nina Dobrev season 1-5)
Her real name was Katerina Petrova, she changed her name to Katherine Pierce in 1800s whenever she moved to Mystic Falls and met the Salvatore brothers. She’s already had a rough life dealing with brothers. Before she turned herself into a vampire she was running from the Mikaelson brothers in the 1400s when Klaus wanted to kill her to break the sun and moon curse…
As I’ve seen by reading comments on YouTube and Facebook, everybody seemed to love Katherine a LOT more than her doppelgänger Elena Gilbert. She was a very strong character. She didn’t let her emotions control her and didn’t care of the circumstances of her actions. Season two and five were the years of Kat. You got to see what made Katherine be who she was during these times. Those were some best story lines, and as much as I hated season 5 I can say that with a smile on my face. When they brought in the character Nadia, I thought I’d never see the day we’d see Katherine almost act like a mortal. She brought out her emotions that we didn’t think she had left in her body, it was awesome!
Jenna Sommers – (played by Sara Canning seasons 1-2)
Let’s be honest, everybody that has watched TVD since the very first episode and in almost every flashback with Aunt Jenna in it, you are crying and wishing this character was back! To a lot of fans, this was one of our first big “murder” in Mystic Falls. She was one character that we can all agree didn’t deserve to die by the hands of Klaus Mikaelson. After Jenna was killed, we all fell in love with Alaric and felt bad for him because we were hoping they’d be the first married couple on the show. Now after the ending of this past season, Alaric is an unlucky person.
Elisabeth Forbes – (played by Marguerite MacIntyre seasons 1-6)
Okay, I’ll be honest I didn’t cry as much as I sat basically pleading to my TV for Stefan and Caroline to kiss again. Sheriff Forbes was one of those characters that was a parent and maybe the only likeable and responsible parent of the series. Unfortunately this past season, she died of cancer and it was so heartbreaking about the bond of a mother-daughter of the show, it was just heartbreaking! Caroline turned off her humanity and all hell broke loose! Almost as bad as Stefan and Damon’s mommy coming back from a 1905 prison world! I like how we went from one bad family, to a good one, and back to another bad one within one year. We will miss you Liz!
Lexi Branson – (played by Arielle Kebbel season 1)
Lexi! Even though she only had one episode in the first season where she was actually alive (because Damon killed her!) she’s been a favorite character of the fans because of the friendship between she and Stefan. She saved him in his early Ripper days. She’s came back in different ghostly ways to help him. Whether it was to get him out of his own head, talk to him about his thing about Caroline. Which I have to say, when every Lexi/Stefan fan found out that she was for the relationship of those two, it was like Yay! And then everybody bawled when she basically sacrificed herself when the otherside was collapsing on itself! Strong woman/vampire right there!
Rose – (played by Lauren Cohen season 2)
The character of Rose started off as one that hardly anybody liked in season two. Because mostly she and Trevor captured Elena as an act to stop running from the Mikaelson brothers. Which didn’t end very well for her brother? Am I right? There was some connection between those two! Anyways, after that mess happened and we finally met Elijah for the first time. Rose and Damon had some sort of love connection and then she got bit by a werewolf and she was killed by Damon, which honestly it wasn’t a horrible way to die because there was no cure for it. Klaus certainly wasn’t going to heal her after what she did a 1,000 years ago! Hell no!
Nadia Petrova – (played by Olga Fonda season 5)
I’ll be honest, Nadia and Mama Salvatore were two characters that I wanted to learn more about from the very beginning, but never thought we’d ever see them in vampire form! I loved the storyline between Nadia and Katherine. In the beginning, it was a little weird but as it progressed and Katherine (we) found out that Petrova family were part of the Travelers coven, and once Katherine had taken the cure for vampirism and was slowly but surely dying, Nadia found a Traveler witch to give a spell to help her switch bodies with Elena. When Tyler Lockwood bit Nadia and she died, it was so heartbreaking to see THAT end! Katherine so badly loved her baby girl and wanted to keep her but after being on the run for 500 years, She became very bitter and greedy, but she really regretted not leaving Mystic Falls with Nadia whenever she took over Elena’s body.
Anna – (played by Malese Jow season 1)
Anna, the young vampire. She was another early vampire we got to meet in the first season while she started a friendship that grew into a relationship with the little Gilbert. Honestly, she was a good friend for Jeremy, but she was slightly annoying for me! I don’t know why but when she was killed, I was somewhat happy! I know, I know! She’s came back in ghostly ways from season two through five, especially after Jeremy could see dead people after Bonnie brought him back to life at the end of season four? Five? I don’t remember, is that bad?
Silas – (played by Paul Wesley season 5)
Silas, he was very interesting! When this plot with him and Qetsiyah was put into place, along with the drama with Bonnie being the anchor. Elena forcing Katherine to take the damn cure and she finding Nadia. Everything was too much at one time for me, because it took me five episodes before I could get myself to look forward to a Thursday night. Once Qetsiyah was dead, I enjoyed my show again! The reveal at the end of season four of who was “Silas” really and finding out that his shadow self was Stefan. That totally surprised me! I HATED that ending, because Silas threw Stefan inside the vault and dropped off the cliff and into the water – for the WHOLE summer! And it took everybody three episodes until they released he was down there! WHAT THE HELL?