The Vampire Diaries is an eight-season fantasy show about supernatural beings living in the human world. Elena Gilbert is still mourning her parent’s death when she meet the new student, Stefan. Immediately the two share a connection and it doesn’t take long for them to start a relationship. But something seems off about him, and she learns that he’s a 162 year old vampire – and he isn’t the only one. His crazy older brother is too, and he isn’t afraid to kill anyone. Shortly after, she discovers that her best friend is a witch, and her other best friend gets turned into a vampire. Throughout the series, more supernatural creatures come out of nowhere including people she grew up with, who didn’t know what they were until it was too late. It seems every episode there is a new vampire, werewolf, hybrid or witch who is determined to kill one of the main characters in some way, shape or form. While characters come and go, there are a number of memorable ones who are either main characters themselves, supporting characters, or just play in a few key episodes and offer a plot twist of some kind. Do you think you’re a big enough fan to name them all? Take this quiz to find out.
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1Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is a part of the main cast on the show. He appears in the first episode and is portrayed as the “villain,” however he’s more like an anti-hero. He is a century old vampire who has no problem feeding on humans or killing whoever threatens him, his brother or his friends. He causes a lot of unnecessary trouble in Mystic Falls, but he does manage to worm his way onto the secret council and be-friend the sheriff – without them even knowing what he really is.
2Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character makes a recurring appearance throughout the show – both in flashbacks and in current day. She is much older than the typical vampire (not as old as the originals of course) but she has a lot of experience when it comes to surviving. She was lovers to the Salvatore brothers, and was also the one who turned them. When she was first introduced to the show, it was believed that she was locked up in a tomb for nearly a hundred years.
3Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character makes a recurring appearance throughout the show – his most screen time was during seasons 2 and 3 when the back story on the original family was being told. Being one of the original children – he can only die by the white stake oak. During his first appearance, he was greatly feared and caused a lot of chaos to get a hold of Elena. The Salvatore brothers were quick to rescue her, and believed they killed him but unfortunately they were wrong.
4Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is on the show in the earlier seasons. She is characterized as a “druggy drop out” where she doesn’t really care about school or her future and spends most of her time partying and spending the night with guys. Jeremy has a major crush on her but she turns him down a lot because she’s older than him and was with Tyler at the time. During a bonfire party, she gets bit by a vampire but pulls through. Not long after though she dies with vampire blood in her system and turns into one. She cannot control herself and the brothers are forced to kill her.
5Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is a supporting character on the show through a lot of the first seasons. She is the sheriff of Mystic Falls and is a descendant of the founding families – which means she knows all about vampires and werewolves. She, like many of the others believed that all vampires were bad and was determined to get rid of them. But when she learns that her close friend Damon is one, and her own daughter – she begins to realize that they might not all be blood-sucking monsters. She still actively participates in ridding the town of the ones who create chaos.
6Name this Vampire Diaries character:
Although this character gets killed off during the first seasons, she does come up every now and again either in flash backs or as a ghost. She and Stefan were best friends, however she was much older than him. Almost two centuries. She brought out the fun side of him and was always there to pull him back from his “Ripper” self. She had the chance to meet Elena before Damon killed her (to throw the sheriff off his trail) and tell her about who Stefan really is.
7Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character was the protagonist of the show until her departure at the end of season six. She starts the show as a mourning high schooler who lost her parents in a car accident only a few months prior. On her first day back to school she meets a mysterious new student, who turns out to be a vampire. They begin their relationship, despite the fact that his older brother expresses some interest in her. She gets pulled into a dangerous lifestyle, and is wanted by many powerful vampires for her doppelganger blood.
8Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character plays a supporting role during the entire series. He is introduced as the sad ex-boyfriend to Elena. But he’s not just that, he is also one of her best friends and is a part of the small circle including Caroline, Bonnie and Tyler. Throughout the series he is very much a victim of all of the supernatural people that make their way to town. He is compelled to help turn Tyler into a werewolf, he almost drowns after he is run off the Wickery Bridge, and more than one of his ex-girlfriends is a vampire.
9Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character plays a small role on the show. She is a vampire who has spent her entire life running with her best friend Trevor. The pair kidnap Elena with the hope they can use her as a bargaining chip with Elijah and grant freedom from him. However, he kills her best friend and she is left with no one. She shows up on the Salvatore brother’s doorstep hoping she can lay her head down for a while. She and Damon become intimate, however they’re more like friends with benefits. She unfortunately dies from a werewolf bite.
10Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is a part of the main cast for the entire series. She is best friend to Bonnie and Elena, and at the beginning of the series is portrayed as a jealous airhead. She feels like no one really pays attention to her, especially when Elena starts dating the new guy. Not to mention she has a horrible relationship with her mother and her father has left town with his new boyfriend. But after she becomes a vampire she’s like a whole new person. She is strong, independent and will kill anyone who threatens her family.
11Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character played a supporting role in the first few seasons of the series. She is the aunt to Elena and Jeremy, and becomes their guardian after their parents died in the car crash. She was significantly younger than her sister, and is still in school working on her thesis. Nonetheless she does her best to try and take care of Elena and Jeremy the best that she can. She often feels like she’s doing more harm than good, but Elena assures her she’s going fine. She eventually is scarified by Klaus after turning her into a vampire.
12Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is a part of the main cast for the duration of the series. She is best friend to Elena and Caroline. During the first few episodes of the first seasons, she learns that all of the craziness her grandmother had told her is true: she is a witch. It takes her a while to learn how to truly harness her power from the earth, but after her grandmother dies and she has no one to lean on she dabbles in dark magic. Luckily her grandmother can communication with her from the other side, and tells her she shouldn’t get involved in the vampire/werewolf madness.
13Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character plays a minor role on the show in the earlier seasons. At first she is introduced as Alaric’s missing wife. He has come to Mystic Falls in an attempt to search for her, because he knows she’s not just dead or missing. All he knows is a vampire is involved. Little did he or anyone know she is actually Elena’s birth mother. This came to as a surprise to Elena because she never knew she was adopted. And she’s not just her mother, but a vampire. A nasty one at that. After they first meet, Elena wants nothing to do with her.
14Name this Vampire Diaries character:
He is younger brother to Elena, and for the first season or two is very much a depressed, slacking teenager that was just wasting life. Obviously suffering from his parent’s death, he was hanging around the wrong crowd. When he learns of the supernatural people that are in his town, his sister tries to keep him out of it but he wants in. And Damon invites him to tag alone while he hunts down other vampires that are after Elena. After Jenna’s death, Elena erases his memories and tries to send him away, but the supernatural beings still follow him.
15Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is a part of the main cast. He is best friends with Matt, and at the start of the series is rude and arrogant. He treats Vicki horribly and thinks he’s better than everyone because his father is the mayor. It isn’t until he learns what he truly is that he starts to appreciate life, and becomes a relatively nice person. His uncle teaches him about his werewolf gene, but before he can tell him about the horrors of it – he’s killed. After he accidentally kills a girl at a party, the werewolf gene is activated and he comes what he feared the most: a monster.
16Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is a main character for the duration of the series. He is a 162 year old vampire who has returned to Mystic Falls after he saved Elena from the car accident. All he wants is to get to know her because she resembles someone from his past. Little did he know he was going to fall in love with her. The two have a beautiful relationship, despite their hiccups (i.e. him being a servant to Klaus and turning into the Ripper). Their relationship ends shortly after she becomes a vampire but the two remain friends.
17Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is a supporting character throughout the show. He appears as a replacement history teacher, but is quickly revealed to be a vampire hunter determined to avenge his wife’s life or death – he isn’t quite sure. He and Elena’s aunt become friends but it’s obvious that there is something more between them. Their love flourishes while at the same time he learns that there are vampires running around in Mystic Falls – but he doesn’t kill them. In fact, he becomes best friends with one of them. After Jenna’s death, he becomes a sort of guardian to Elena and Jeremy.
18Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character played a supporting role during the first season and continued to make reappearances here and there. She is the wacky grandmother to Bonnie, and for most of her childhood she was her only female role model. Her father tried to keep her away from her grandmother because of her crazy stories about Bonnie being a witch. But when Bonnie learns the truth, she and her grandmother spends a lot of time together. After her death, Bonnie continues to grow her magic, and her grandmother is always right there beside her.
19Name this Vampire Diaries character:
She is the wife of Mystic Fall’s mayor, who was a founding family member. She is on the Founders Council as a result, and with them actively protects the town from supernatural beings including werewolves and vampires. She hosts a number of parties at her luxurious home, blinded that there are vampires who are always in attendance. After her son transforms into a werewolf, and then a hybrid, he leaves town for a short while in order to better control himself. He eventually shows his mother what he is.
20Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character plays a supporting role throughout the series. She is a daughter of the original family – the only sister to her other four brothers. She makes an appearance on the show after Klaus decides to wake her to help with his hybrid dream – and the audience learns that she and Stefan have a romantic past. During his drinking and ripper days, he was good friends with Klaus and his sister. This character creates chaos after the originals manage to kill their father after he planned to kill them.
21Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character is a supporting character throughout the series. Initially he is portrayed as the villain who threatens Elena’s life. They learn that he is the original; where he is not only a part of the first family of vampires but he is also the first hybrid between vampire and werewolf in existence. This makes him extremely powerful and extremely dangerous. He was after Elena because he wanted to use her blood to create more hybrids so he wouldn’t be alone. Eventually, Mystic Falls learns there is an even bigger threat than him, to which he sticks around to angrily help.
22Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character played a minor role on the show. He was first introduced as Elena and Jeremy’s uncle who had come into town to visit – the two did not seem impressed to have him back in town and neither did Jenna, their guardian. Elena quickly learns that he is well aware of the supernatural people in the town and that he’s determined to cleanse Mystic Falls of them. But that’s not the only secret she learns about him. It is revealed that he is her biological father and starts to make Jenna uncomfortable by saying he can take Elena and Jeremy away from her.
23Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character plays a minor role on the show. She has a past with Elena, for Elena used to babysit her when she was younger. She had not been in Mystic Falls for a while because her mother died and her father sent her away to boarding school. However, her father who was a Pastor had scarified himself and almost the entire Founder’s Council in a mass suicide. Upon her return, she finds herself caught up in the drama of the supernatural people in the town and a new vampire hunter who is determined to kill them all.
24Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character makes an appearance later in the series as an Augustine vampire. He has a dark history with Damon after the two were cellmates with each other during an experimentation on vampires to rid the world of them. He returns with rage and fury, determined to get his revenge on Damon for leaving him back in the cell. However over time he transforms into an anti-hero – and after Damon gets stuck in a prison realm he is determined to set him free.
25Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character played a minor role on the show earlier in the season. She is first introduced as a pushy teenager who seems to be interested in Jeremy romantically. She is “home schooled” so she lacks some social stills that makes her blurt out whatever she is thinking. However, it is quickly revealed that she is an old vampire who is determined to figure out what Jeremy knows about them, but also wants to get her mother back. She, along with many other vampires were sealed in the tomb with “Katherine” (who wasn’t ever in there).
26Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character plays a minor role throughout the series. She is a Fell, whose family is a part of the Founder’s Council. She is very aware of the supernatural beings not only in the world but in Mystic Falls. However, she is not bothered by them – in fact she sort of makes an alliance with them. As a doctor, she is determined to make sure all of her patients live, and she’s not afraid to use vampire blood to do that.
27Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character plays a minor role throughout the series. He is one of the brothers a part of the original family, brought back to life by his brother Klaus. He is more carefree than the rest of them, mostly keeping to himself and having fun rather than getting involved in family drama. After Jeremy is sent away to Denver, he follows to keep an eye on him – but more like was watching him to kill him if Elena stepped out of line.
28Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character plays a small role on the show in the sixth and seventh season. She is the mother to the Salvatore brothers and surprisingly a vampire. It is revealed that she faked her death over a century ago after she accidentally was transformed. She feared she might hurt one of her sons which is why she fled – to which she became a Ripper. However, she gets trapped in a prison world as punishment – only being freed by her son and Bonnie.
29Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character played a minor role on the show during season five. He is a professor at the college that the girls attended. Initially he was perceived as an intelligent, but arrogant teacher. It is later revealed that he knows very much about the supernatural beings of the world including vampires. He, likely many others wanted to rid the earth of vampires, so he came up with an experiment to have vampires feed on each other to protect the humans of the world.
30Name this Vampire Diaries character:
This character played a minor role on the show. He is the last remaining original family member. He, unlike the rest of his siblings was prepared to die in order to rid the world of vampires forever. After his mother is resurrected, he pledged his loyalty to her to be her sacrifice for the ritual to kill all of her children. After their plan failed they fled, but he makes another appearance when his long-lost love Sage appears in Mystic Falls.