The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural teen series that aired from 2009 through 2017 on The CW. The series is set in the small, fictional town of Mystic Falls that may seem like an ordinary small town on the surface, but underneath its charming exterior, this town hides a majorly spooky secret. This town has been the home to a lot of supernatural creatures including werewolves, vampires, witches, and sirens for centuries. There are many citizens living in the town who are totally aware of the supernatural creatures living in the town and they try to keep the town free of them and safe for the other citizens who have no idea about them.
The series aired for a total of eight seasons and although it kept a lot of the same characters from the very beginning of the series all the way until the end of it, there were quite a few characters that left at some point in the series for many different reasons and characters that were introduced later on in the series. With so many different humans and supernatural creatures roaming the streets of Mystic Falls, it can be tough to remember all their names!
How many fans of The Vampire Diaries think they remember all the characters? Name all of these ones to prove it!
Name this hybrid.
This character is one of the Original Vampires but any fan of The Vampire Diaries will know that he's actually a pretty special character. In addition to being one of the Original Vampires, he's also the Original Hybrid. This means that not only is this character a vampire but he's also a werewolf at the same time. Being one of the very first vampires ever created is already pretty special but it's even more of a big deal to be the first person to be two supernatural characters at once like this character is. He sets out in the series to create more hybrids.
What is the main character's name?
This character is the main character of The Vampire Diaries and definitely one that any fan of the series is going to recognize instantly. This character is introduced as a high school student in Mystic Falls at the beginning of the series who recently lost her parents in a car accident, sadly, and now lives with her aunt and younger brother. Although she starts her life as a human, she goes through a lot of changes and learns a lot about the world around her and the supernatural creatures roaming her town over the course of the series. What is her name?
Who knows this vampire hunter?
This character is one of the main characters in the series and, even though he's not actually a vampire himself, he has a pretty big role throughout the series. This character is related to the main character in the series and goes through a pretty big transformation throughout the series. Like many other characters in The Vampire Diaries, this character starts out in the series as a human and then changes. But he doesn't change into a vampire like many other characters that were once humans! This character is a medium who can speak to ghosts for some time and becomes a vampire hunter.
Who is this?
This character was introduced in the very first season of The Vampire Diaries and continued to appear through a lot of the series. When this character was introduced, he was the history teacher at the high school that many of the characters like Stefan, Elena, and her friends attend. This character may have just started out as a teacher at the school but he definitely became a much more important character as the series went on. This character is one that became an Enhanced Original Vampire after a curse was put on him by the Original Witch that created the other Original Vampires.
Who is this witch?
This character is one that was introduced as the best friend of Elena Gilbert, the main character of The Vampire Diaries, and is a witch. She finds out fairly early on in the series that she has magical powers and she goes to her grandmother in order to get answers about what's going on in her life. We totally can't even imagine how confusing it must have been for her to realize she might be a witch! She comes from a long line of other witches that have lived in Mystic Falls and she definitely puts her supernatural powers to good use.
Who is this werewolf?
Any fan of The Vampire Diaries will know that only certain people can become werewolves. Even though anyone can become a vampire simply by being turned by one, becoming a werewolf is a lot more complicated. Werewolves are people whose family carry the werewolf gene and they are turned into one themselves after they complete a certain task. This character is one of the main characters in The Vampire Diaries series and is one of the people whose family carries the werewolf gene, meaning that he became a werewolf during the series. He was also the first person Klaus turned into a hybrid.
Name this vampire.
This vampire is one of the main characters in The Vampire Diaries and one of the very first vampires that the viewers are introduced to. This vampire is over 150 years old and lived in Mystic Falls in the 19th century but returned during modern times in order to bring Katherine, a vampire who both he and his brother had been in love with, back from being trapped in the Vampire's Tomb. This vampire is introduced as the "uncle" of his younger brother when the main character meets them but she learns the truth about him and his family soon enough.
Name this Original.
In The Vampire Diaries, every vampire in the series is turned by another vampire. This chain of turning humans into vampires goes all the way back over a thousand years to the Original Vampires. The Original Vampires are all vampires from the same family who were turned into vampires by their mother, the Original Witch. Their mother put this curse on them to turn them into vampires and now, every vampire alive in the world of The Vampire Diaries is part of their sire line in some way. This vampire is one of the Original Vampires. What is her name?
Who is this?
This character is one of the main characters in the series and is one of the best friends of Elena Gilbert, the main character in the series. It's definitely a good thing that Elena had so many good friends during the series because her life was definitely not easy! Luckily, she had awesome friends like this character to help her out. This character was the daughter of the sheriff of Mystic Falls and when she became a vampire, her sheriff mother was definitely not happy about it. Luckily, the two of them worked their issues with her supernatural nature out in the end.
Who is this?
This character is one of the very first vampires that viewers are introduced to at the beginning of The Vampire Diaries. This character is the vampire that the main character of the series, Elena Gilbert, meets when she goes to school. Although he seems like a new student at school and he claims to be totally new to Mystic Falls, it's revealed that he's actually not new at all and that he lived in Mystic Falls in the 19th century, prior to becoming a vampire with his brother. This character, like the main character, is actually a doppelgänger. What is his name?
What character is this?
This character may look exactly like Elena Gilbert but any fans of The Vampire Diaries will know that it's not her! This isn't the main character of the series but is actually played by the same actress because of the fact that this character is a doppelgänger of Elena. When Stefan first meets Elena and introduces her to his vampire best friend, Lexi, she points out that Elena looks identical to this character who Stefan and Damon had both been in love with back in the 19th century. As the series goes on, viewers learn more and more about their connection.
Name this character.
While there are a lot of characters in The Vampire Diaries that are either introduced as supernatural characters or become them during the series, this character is one of the few that was introduced as a human and stayed one through the end of his time on the series. This character was introduced at the beginning of the series as the ex-boyfriend of the main character, Elena Gilbert. Elena dated this character prior to the loss of her parents but broke up shortly before the series started. Despite this, the two of them remained close and he was in quite a bit of the series.
Who remembers Caroline's mom's first name?
Even though most of the characters on The Vampire Diaries are high school students, there are a few adult characters, most of which are related to one of the main characters like Elena or one of her friends. This character is Sheriff Forbes, the mother of Caroline Forbes who is one of Elena's best friends in Mystic Falls. As the sheriff of Mystic Falls, this character takes keeping the town very seriously and part of that involves being on the Town Council, a group dedicated to keeping Mystic Falls free of vampires. This becomes complicated when Caroline becomes one herself!
Who is this?
Even though Bonnie is the first character on The Vampire Diaries to learn about being a witch during the series, she's definitely not the first witch to live in Mystic Falls. In fact, Bonnie becoming a witch was definitely not a surprise to her grandma, who she went to in order to get answers about the strange magical powers she seemed to be exhibiting, because of the fact that Bonnie is from a long family line of powerful witches that have all lived in Mystic Falls. This character was a witch who lived in Mystic Falls in the 19th century.
Who is this werewolf?
This character is one that was a main character in the series The Originals. The Originals is the spin-off series that came from The Vampire Diaries that focused on the lives of the Mikaelson family, made up of Original Vampires, and those around them after their move from Mystic Falls to New Orleans. Before making the move to The Originals, this character was introduced as a werewolf on The Vampire Diaries. She is the mother of Klaus' child, Hope Mikaelson, who is the first naturally born hybrid in the series. She originally came to Mystic Falls trying to help the hybrids Klaus was turning.
What is Elena's aunt's name?
Elena goes through a ton of life changes throughout the series, we all know that. But even before the series began, Elena's life was undergoing a lot of major changes too! Shortly before the start of the series, Elena unfortunately lost her parents in a car accident which caused both her and her younger brother, Jeremy, to move in with their aunt. Elena's aunt is one of the central characters in the series, especially in the earlier seasons, because of the fact that she's an active Mystic Falls citizen and the person who Elena lives with while she learns about the supernatural elements of the town.
Who is this?
This character is a vampire who is introduced in one of the earlier episodes of the first season. This character came to Mystic Falls in order to celebrate the birthday of her best friend, Stefan Salvatore. This vampire has been a vampire for quite some time and has been really close to Stefan Salvatore for a lot of that time. Big fans of The Vampire Diaries might remember that this character is the one who initially pointed out the surprising and striking resemblance that Katherine Pierce, a character the Salvatore brothers had been in love with, has to the main character.
Name this character.
Throughout the course of The Vampire Diaries, a lot of different characters were turned into vampires or became other types of supernatural characters like werewolves or witches. All of that had to start somewhere, right? This Mystic Falls resident is one that many fans of The Vampire Diaries will likely remember because of the fact that she was actually the very first character on the series to be turned into a vampire in the earlier episodes of the season! This character dated both Jeremy and Tyler at different times during the series and definitely struggled with being a vampire after she was turned by Damon.
Who remembers Bonnie's grandma's name?
As Bonnie finds out early in the series when she starts to exhibit some strange magical powers, she's definitely not the first person in her family to be a witch. As she learns, the Bennett family contains a lot of powerful witches who have lived in Mystic Falls and been helpful to the different people who have lived there throughout the centuries. Bonnie's grandma was a character that she was really close to and was the person she went to in order to get answers about her magical nature as a witch. How many fans of The Vampire Diaries remember her name?
Who is this?
When this character was introduced, she was introduced as the ex-wife of Alaric Saltzman. Alaric introduced her by talking about the fact that they had been married but she had unfortunately lost her life. The strange part about that was the fact that the police hadn't found her body and we all know that in Mystic Falls, that can't mean anything good. As it turns out, she was actually a vampire who had been turned by Damon Salvatore and when Alaric had witnessed him taking her life, he had actually witnessed him turning her into a vampire. It was later revealed that she is Elena's birth mother.
What is Katherine's real name?
When Katherine Pierce is introduced, it's in a flashback to the 19th century when she knew the Salvatore brothers, both of whom were in love with her and both of whom were turned into vampires by her. But, before Katherine was a vampire, she was a human living in Bulgaria who went by a different name. Katherine was cast out of her family after she became pregnant and she ended up on the run from Klaus Mikaelson who believed she was the key to unlocking the werewolf side of himself. What was Katherine's name before she changed it to Katherine?
Who can name this hybrid?
Many fans of The Vampire Diaries may know this character as "Kai" but only the most dedicated fans of this supernatural series will remember his full name and be able to pick it out from this list of names. This character was introduced during season six of The Vampire Diaries as the main villain of the season and continued to appear as a recurring character later on in the series as well. While Klaus is a hybrid between a vampire and a werewolf, this character is a hybrid of a different kind because he ends up becoming a hybrid witch/vampire after originally being a siphoner.
Name this character.
This character was introduced as a recurring character in the fifth season before making more major appearances as one of the antagonists in the sixth season. This character is a vampire who was captured by the Augustines in the 1950s. This is when he first met Damon Salvatore, one of the main characters of the series and a fellow Mystic Falls resident, because the two of them were cellmates during this time. During this same time, this character was given the nickname of the "Augustine Vampire" because of this. In the sixth season, this character helped to save Bonnie and Damon from the alternate universe they were trapped in.
Who can remember Mayor Lockwood's first name?
Mayor Lockwood, mother of Tyler Lockwood and the mayor of Mystic Falls, was one of the major characters in The Vampire Diaries from the first through the fourth season of the series. This character was one of the members of the Town Council since she was a member of Mystic Falls' Founding Families and she became the mayor of the town after losing her husband who had been the previous mayor of Mystic Falls. This character didn't really know about the supernatural events of the town, despite members of her family being werewolves, but was the person that unlocked Klaus' werewolf side as a hybrid.
Who is this?
This vampire, who was played by Lauren Cohan while she was on the series, wasn't on the show for very long but she definitely did have some pretty serious history with a lot of the vampires on the series. This character shared her name with a flower and she was the person who was actually responsible for turning Katerina Petrova into a vampire when Katerina tricked her while hiding from Klaus Mikaelson. This character was introduced in season two of the series when she came to Mystic Falls in order to try to find Elena for Klaus and left when she lost her life following a werewolf bite.
Name this psychic.
This character was born thousands of years ago and was originally a psychic, something that was discovered when she was young by the people living in her village who definitely did not take kindly to this news. She was exiled to an island where she met Seline, another character from The Vampire Diaries who she referred to as her adoptive sister. This character was the main antagonist of the final season of The Vampire Diaries and was often referred to as "The Armory's Monster" but after her introduction, Bonnie realized that she was actually a siren, like her sister Seline.
Name this character.
If there's one thing that most fans of The Vampire Diaries can probably easily agree on, it's the fact that Jeremy Gilbert definitely did not have luck in when it came to his love life throughout the series. This character was a vampire who was born sometime in the 16th century and who was turned by Katerina Petrova sometime shortly after. She came to Mystic Falls because of the fact that her mother, Pearl, was one of the 27 vampires trapped in the Vampire's Tomb that Damon was trying to open in order to get Katherine out. She dated Jeremy for some time while on the series.
Which original is this?
This character was introduced in one of the early seasons of The Vampire Diaries and was originally introduced, like many of the other Original Vampires, as an antagonist in the series. He was the third child of the Mikaelson family, making him the younger brother of Freya and one of his brothers but the older brother of Rebekah and the other three members of the Mikaelson family. This character is like many others in The Vampire Diaries and particularly in the Mikaelson family in that he was introduced in The Vampire Diaries but moved to The Originals when the show premiered.
What is Katherine's daughter's name?
After Katherine was introduced, viewers learned a lot about her life prior to moving to Mystic Falls. Although the Salvatore brothers, who had both been in love with her in the 19th century, had no idea that she had been a vampire until she turned them each into one, viewers learned that she had been one for quite some time. And when she was a human named Katerina Petrova living in Bulgaria, she had gotten pregnant with a daughter and was forced to leave her home. She spent a long time trying to find her daughter who was eventually introduced into the series.
Name this witch.
This character was a witch that was born in Greece thousands of years before the start of the series. This witch was known in the series for being one of the most powerful witches of all time and was responsible for a lot of different things including creating the Immortality Spell that made the first immortal, Silas who was also the first Salvatore doppelgänger, and for creating The Other Side. After creating the Immortality Spell, this witch was betrayed by Silas when he chose to take the other half of the elixir she created and gave it to his soulmate, Amara, instead.
Who is this?
This character is one of the members of the Founding Families in Mystic Falls, making her one of the members of the Town Council. She was introduced during the third season of The Vampire Diaries and remained a recurring character through the fourth season of the series. She was introduced as a doctor working at the hospital in Mystic Falls in the third season who meets Alaric Saltzman after he was in a car accident and taken to the hospital where she worked. She became intrigued by him as a patient because of his seemingly miraculous ability to heal and the two of them eventually dated for some time.
What's this character's name?
This character was introduced in the sixth season of The Vampire Diaries. She was originally a member of the Gemini Coven but she was forced to leave the Gemini Coven after it was revealed that she was actually a siphoner, someone who is unable to use magic powers of their own and instead feeds off the magic powers of those around them. She then met Lillian Salvatore who ended up turning her into a hybrid witch/vampire. This character ended up being the person to sacrifice herself in order to destroy the Phoenix Stone and was last seen in season seven of the series.
Who is this?
This character was introduced in the sixth season of The Vampire Diaries and she was a major character in the sixth and seventh seasons of the series. Despite being introduced so late in the series, she definitely had a lot of history with some of the characters in the series long before the time that the show even began airing. For instance, this vampire is actually the mother of two of the main characters in the series. Little is known about her life as a human but it is said that she was turned by an unknown nurse while she was in the hospital with an illness.
Name this character.
This character is one that was introduced in the seventh season of The Vampire Diaries and was a major character during that season. She was originally a siphoner who was a member of the Gemini Coven before she was forced to leave the Gemini Coven due to being a siphoner instead of a witch. She met Lillian Salvatore while she was in the hospital and, some time after Lillian was turned into a vampire, Lillian turned this character into a hybrid witch/vampire herself. During the 19th century, she had a relationship with Stefan Salvatore and was pregnant with his child but unfortunately lost the baby at some point.
Who is this vampire hunter?
This character is one that was introduced in the seventh season of The Vampire Diaries and wasn't in the series for very long but serious fans of The Vampire Diaries will definitely be able to remember her name! This character was originally introduced as a police officer who was introduced when she pulled over Matt Donovan. Even though that's definitely not a great start to any relationship, the two of them actually ended up getting closer and closer until they ended up in a relationship and were vampire hunting partners together and they were engaged until she lost her life in an accident.