Both The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff The Originals returns to the CW on Thursday nights this fall, and while we are super excited to see what all our fave vamps are up to, Elena’s departure is still nonetheless fresh on our mind. Let’s be honest, she’s our fave, and she’ll always be our fave…but it might just be time to pick another fave vamp to root for on TVD and The Originals. To help you out, we took a look at the hottest candidates from The Vampire Diaries universe, and broke down why they’re the ones who could possibly replace Elena in your hearts. But we couldn’t bear to leave out our number one vamp draft pick, so of course, Elena tops our list of hottest vamps to root for!!!
Gone but not forgotten!!! Rest in peace, Elena….for about 70 years or so, anyway. <3 you, baby girl!!!
Pretty much errrrbody has been in love with Caroline, and you know, now that Elena is gone, I think that we are too. Funky and feisty without the penchant for wallowing that Elena had, Caroline is the non-basic vamp to adore.
A picture really is worth a thousand words…and then some. Plus: Can I get a Team Bamon, anybody? We have to believe that Elena would’ve wanted it this way!
He’s up, he’s down. He’s good, he’s bad. He’s sad, he’s glad. Poor Elena and Katherine have given our main dude one hell of a time heartbreak wise, but through it all, this introspective vamp is still standing. A bit teen angsty, but still standing. If centuries-long loyalty is your jam, then he’s the vamp for you!!!
Unofficial stepdad to Elena and her brother, this old soul is caring and thoughtful and always around in a pinch. When it comes to a vamp to root for, who could ask for anything more?
Love him, hate him, or just plain love to hate him? It doesn’t matter to Enzo, because at least you’re thinking about him! Root for Enzo whether he’s being bad or trying to be good…either way, he’s always a good time!!!
As one of the OGVs (Original Gangster Vamps), this dude is a real lady killer. All the ladies love him, and so do we, especially now in his role as Klaus’s sidekick on The Originals!
Klaus is smoking hot, but that’s not the only reason we want to root for him… He’s also pretty rad because he has the best/worst of both worlds–he’s a hybrid, both a vamp and a werewolf…. Oohhhh, spooky scary and scary sexy.
After experiencing tons of tragedy including her dad Mikael dying in front of her, this chick has a lot going on, and this season on The Originals could be the season she takes over in viewers’ hearts as the vamp to root for!
Sure, this lady vamp is a bit snooty, but she’s been through a lot, and Caroline was also pretty bratty at first, right?