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Alaric J.[3] "Ric" Saltzman is a main character of The Vampire Diaries. He is a former recurring character of first half of Season One, Season Four and Season Five. He also served as the main antagonist in Season Three along with the Mikaelson Family. Alaric is a Human, Vampire Hunter, former history teacher at Mystic Falls High School and a former Enhanced Original, not by being one of the first vampires as the Mikaelson Family is, but instead being turned through an altered version of the spell used on the Mikaelson family. He originally came to Mystic Falls to find the vampire who killed his wife, but learned that she voluntarily became a vampire and left him. He also learned that his wife had a child when she was a teenager, a daughter named Elena Gilbert, his student. Alaric began a romantic relationship with her adoptive aunt, Jenna. Following Jenna's tragic death, he seemed to step into his step-father role to Elena and is a father figure to her brother, Jeremy. He is also Damon's best friend alongside Bonnie; Damon even calling Alaric "brother" on occasions.

Through overuse of the Gilbert Ring, Esther manipulated his spirit while he was on the Other Side before he would resurrect, and as a result he developed an alter ego, called The Darkness by Bonnie and Dark Alaric or Evil Alaric to others, that hated vampires and vampire sympathizers, killing members of the Mystic Falls Founder's Council who protected the secrets of vampires. Alaric became an Enhanced Original Vampire through Esther's magic so he could kill her children with the last, and indestructible, White Oak Stake, to make the vampire species extinct before his death, his life having been linked to Elena's. This lead Rebekah to kill her to stop Alaric. Alaric is now resurrected as his Original Vampire self, while his alter-ego appears to have gone away for good upon his resurrection. While trying to save Damon from Tripp Cooke, Alaric was pulled into the magic purification zone over Mystic Falls. He temporarily dies from the stab wound that killed him before his transition, when the magic that made him an Enhanced Original was stripped from his body. Jo Parker revived him with her medical skills, but upon resurrection, Alaric has reverted back to his human self, as the spell that made him a vampire was stripped away completely upon his temporary death.

As a vampire hunter, he designed several different weapons to fight vampires which include vervain tranquilizers and arm vest stakes.

As a Ghost, he watched over Damon, Jeremy, and Elena. In the last two episodes of the Fourth Season, his spirit was brought back into the world of the living (albeit confined within the Expression Triangle) where his presence proved crucial at off-setting the threat of the Hunters of the Five in their goal to kill Silas after curing him of his Immortality. His ghost was resurrected in Home, from the Other Side before its destruction, being the last to cross over to the land of the living.

After being resurrected, and though he retained his status as an Enhanced Original Vampire, he became a college professor at Whitmore College, teaching Occult Studies (taking up the same position that was held by both Sheila Bennett and Atticus Shane). He met and fell in love with Josette Parker, who saved his life when he crossed the magical border into Mystic Falls which stripped him of his supernatural powers and made him human again. Eventually, they came to find out that they were expecting twins. However, Josette was brutally murdered by Kai Parker at their wedding, seemingly along with their unborn children.

Alaric later became a father when his children, Lizzie and Josie, were saved by the Gemini Coven and carried by Caroline Forbes. They would later set up a home together and eventually became engaged. However, Stefan returned and they had to rejoin the supernatural world in Mystic Falls. Caroline broke off their engagement and Alaric helped Peter Maxwell and Dorian Williams at the Armory with the mystery of Sybil and the return of Katherine, who wanted to destroy Mystic Falls. When Mystic Falls was saved, Alaric, along with Caroline, set up the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted.

Alaric is a member of the Saltzman Family and a non-biological relative to the Petrova Family and the Gilbert Family, due to being Elena's step-father through his marriage to Isobel, and Jeremy's guardian.

Early History

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Alaric and Isobel.

The Saltzmans are descendants of German immigrants who arrived in Texas in 1755. He was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He mentions to Jenna Sommers that during high school, he wore eyeglasses and had a skin condition. While attending Duke University, he met and then married Isobel Flemming, a parapsychologist (it's revealed by Meredith that Isobel filed a restraining order against him twice) who had an interest in vampires, a topic he would regularly tease her about.

He said that she was "Like Mulder, except hotter, and a girl". At some point, Isobel gave him a ring and told him to always wear it. One night, he returned home late to find a vampire in his bedroom drinking Isobel's blood. Her body was never found and she was assumed to be dead. Alaric took over her research and found out about Mystic Falls and the rumors about vampires being alive in the town. He went there to find out the truth and discover what had happened to his wife.

He also created a number of anti-vampire weapons, so as to protect himself and others from them.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Alaric moved to Mystic Falls and took up the position of a history teacher after the death of the previous one, William Tanner. He found a file Mr. Tanner had for Jeremy Gilbert labeled the "jackass" file. Alaric gave Jeremy a clean start and decided to help him out with his grades by giving him an extra-credit history-report about any event that happened in Mystic Falls.


Alaric aiming his stake gun at Stefan

Jenna Sommers, Elena and Jeremy's aunt and legal guardian, took an interest in Alaric and was okay that he talked about Isobel, feeling that he needed to let it all out. Alaric came across Logan Fell and staked him because he was a vampire. It was revealed that Alaric was a vampire hunter and had researched and studied them.


Damon kills Alaric.

He met up with Jenna who told him Elena, her niece, was researching her birth mother whose name was Isobel. Alaric didn't believe they were the same person until Jenna showed him a picture of Isobel whom he recognized as his deceased wife. Shocked that she never told him, he left. He later told Jenna that he wasn't ready for Elena to ask him any questions about Isobel. He recognized Damon Salvatore as the vampire who "killed" Isobel at a party and confronted him. Damon taunted Alaric that the life he had with Isobel didn't seem to be enough for her, revealing that she begged him to turn her into a vampire before stabbing him in the lung with a stake. Stefan Salvatore, Damon's younger brother, was surprised that Damon had done this but was shocked that Alaric woke up alive. Alaric said it was the ring. Since finding out the truth, his relationship with Damon is less antagonistic.

Alaric later helped Damon with escaped tomb vampires who kidnapped Stefan to torture and then kill him. His job was to get inside the house and get Ms. Gibbons out of the house but was horrified when Damon killed her. The two fought and killed several vampires. Pearl, another escaped vampire and her daughter Anna arrived afterwards. The reason Alaric helped Damon was because Damon told Alaric that Pearl could help with finding Isobel. After finding out that Damon lied, Alaric punched him in the face.


Alaric gets Ms. Gibbons.

Isobel came to Mystic Falls and asked Alaric to give Elena a message to meet with her. Alaric, hurt and upset with Isobel, refused and left. Isobel caught him outside the Mystic Grill and gave him a firmer warning: to give the message to Elena or she would kill his students one by one. Alaric did as she asked and gave the message to Elena, Stefan and Damon. He met Isobel again and took off his ring and vervain to prove that he was not protecting himself from her. Isobel compelled him to move on and get over her, showing that she still cared about him. She gave him back his ring and left.

In Founder's Day, after John Gilbert turned on the device, Stefan, Damon and Anna along with several other vampires were affected and when Stefan was spotted, Alaric sent a deputy towards another vampire instead of Stefan, saving his life.


Alaric and Vanessa.


In Bad Moon Rising, Alaric went to the Salvatore Boarding House where he was questioned by Elena, Stefan and Damon on Isobel's research on the paranormal, hoping to figure out with species The Lockwoods were. Alaric said all of Isobel's research was at Duke University. He spoke to Jenna while Elena packed for the trip. Jenna was happy he was spending time with Elena because of Isobel. Alaric apologized for not being around very often, but Jenna was used to that sort of talk and told him not to bother. Damon, Elena and Alaric met Vanessa Monroe who leads them to Isobel's study before trying to shoot Elena. Alaric grabbed her and forced the crossbow out of her hands before sitting her down in a chair. He is shown to be protective of her and her family.

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Alaric kisses Jenna.

He questioned her and she admitted that she read Isobel's research and thought Katherine and Damon were dead.

To get some info on Mason Lockwood, Damon gets Alaric to convince Jenna to throw a barbecue.

In Plan B, Alaric goes to Damon with some of Isobel's research on Aztec legends regarding werewolves and the Curse of the Sun and the Moon, and is shocked to see Jeremy Gilbert there. They discover that the moonstone can break the werewolf curse. Later that evening Alaric is staying for super at the Gilbert's when Elena gets a call from Katherine who made Jenna stab herself right in front of Alaric and Elena. They both rush over to her side.


Damon and Alaric team up.

When Damon and Stefan are planning on killing Katherine, Alaric helped demonstrate to Jeremy how to kill a vampire with various tools and contraptions. Later he is at the Gilbert's house and protects Elena.

Later on Alaric spends a lot more time in the Gilbert house, Elena even catches both him and Jenna half dressed in the middle of the night and Elena states to Jenna that she's fine with Alaric staying around so much.

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Elena bumps into Jenna and Ric

In By the Light of the Moon, Alaric phones Damon saying Mason is now declared a ‘missing person’ and also tells him about Jules. A while later Damon meets Alaric at the Mystic Grill where they discuss if Jules is a werewolf or not, and how to prove it. They team up and while Damon distracts Jules, Alaric puts wolfsbane in her drink. Their attempt fails as Jules could smell the wolfsbane, also confirming she was a werewolf. Alaric tells Damon to go home and they will deal with her in the morning as the stand no chance with the full moon after Jules and Damon threatened one another's life.

When Stefan tries to find a way to get in touch with Isobel he goes to Alaric to ask if he has any way of contacting Isobel. When John Gilbert returned it cause a lot of problems between Alaric and Jenna.

In Crying Wolf, Damon tells him his plan to kill Elijah. Later on during the episode both him and Damon were attacked by werewolves. Alaric was killed by Stevie by later came back to life thanks to his ring. He calls Jenna and apologizes for not meeting her.


Alaric dies after being attacked by Stevie

When Damon throws a dinner party, Alaric stops Damon from using the dagger against Elijah because it would kill him if he used it. While Andie Star questions Elijah, Alaric quickly stabs him in the chest from behind, who tells Damon to dispose of him, placing the dagger on the table. Later Alaric tells Damon he’s his friend, but doesn't want any more lies between them. At the end of the episode Jenna demanded answers about Isobel but when he couldn't answer she left. John came in and threatened to tell Jenna about Isobel if he didn't get the Gilbert Ring.


Klaus in Alaric's body.

A day after breaking up with Jenna, Alaric told Elena and he revealed that he can't lie to her while he is with her. Elena admitted that it is getting more dangerous for Jenna, not to know what's really going on, but explained that she wanted to leave it until Klaus had been dealt with. Alaric promised to respect Elena's decision about whether or not to tell Jenna. He later met Jenna at the grill bar and admitted that he hated that she is upset. Jenna stated that she can handle anything he is hiding and left. Alaric walked Jenna home and told her that Isobel is dead, and adds that he loves Jenna.

When Isobel later showed up in town she had a talk with her husband in which she revealed that she compelled him to move on and then Alaric is kidnapped by Maddox and used by Klaus as a medium to speak to Katherine.


Klaus teaching in Alaric's body

In the next few days Klaus used Alaric to get info on the group by discovering that Bonnie is a super powered witch. He told Jenna about vampires, and since the full moon was coming Klaus got Greta Martin and Maddox to perform a spell that returned Klaus back to his body thus freeing Alaric, passing out from the spells aftereffect from possession.


In The Last Day, Alaric goes to the Salvatore Boarding House to give everyone a message that the sacrifice happens tonight, and Jenna points a crossbow at him. He states that he is not Klaus by telling her about his first night with Jenna. Alaric admits that he doesn't remember anything that happened in the last few days. Later when Stefan and Damon are fighting, Alaric and Jenna walk in. He tells Jenna to get Stefan some blood bags down from the cellar. After Stefan recovers Alaric apologizes for not confiding in Jenna earlier, explaining that he should have known she could handle it. Jenna admits that she doesn't know if she can. She says she is glad he is okay, and they kiss. He later helps Damon by inviting him in his house so Damon can get info from Katherine on where Klaus's werewolf and vampire is.

In The Sun Also Rises, Alaric, Stefan, and Elijah arrived at the place where Bonnie is and talked about the plan. Later Alaric tells Damon that Stefan is going to offer himself and Damon is furious. Alaric notices that something is wrong but Damon claims that he is fine. When everyone was leaving the house Alaric couldn't because Bonnie put up a barrier so that he couldn't leave. When Damon returned he said that Jenna had died. Alaric attended Jenna's funeral and lay a rose on her grave.

In As I Lay Dying, he is seen first drinking in a bar obviously still grieving Jenna. Later he helps the other look for Damon after he escapes the boarding house while sick by a werewolf bite. After Jeremy is accidentally shot by Sheriff Forbes he carries him for Bonnie so she can revive him. She does and later that night he crashes in the Gilbert home to look after him. This implies he has decided to take a more active role in Jeremy's and Elena's lives.


Alaric leaves the Gilberts

In The Birthday, Alaric has stepped in as a guardian for Elena and Jeremy after the two months following Jenna's death, but he still refuses to sleep in the room that had once belonged to Jenna, and stays on the couch. When Damon gets a lead that Klaus and Stefan are in Tennessee, he and Alaric go to find him. They find a house where two women were killed by Stefan and ripped apart. They also discover that Klaus and Stefan have been hunting werewolves. Alaric then decides to move out of the Gilbert house because he doesn't believe that he can be a good role model for Jeremy due to his drinking, depression, and messed up life outside of his work. He also says that he doesn't want to have anything to do with the vampire world anymore.


Elena offers Alaric his ring back

In The Hybrid, when Elena tries to find Stefan without Damon's help, she goes to Alaric who, after some convincing, tells her that Klaus is hunting werewolves. After asking for help from Tyler, Elena convinces Alaric to help her find the pack in the Smoky Mountains even though it will be a full moon that night. Alaric and Elena set off and Elena offers his ring back to Alaric, saying that she would feel bad if he died because of her. Although he says he won't keep it, he takes it. At that moment, Damon arrives having been warned by Alaric as to Elena's plan. Although disapproving, they keep going.


Alaric tries to save Damon from a hybrid

That is when they fall on Ray Sutton, a werewolf that Klaus had turned into a hybrid but he had gone rabid for an unknown reason, later revealed that his transition failed due to not drinking Elena's doppelgänger blood. Damon, Alaric, and Elena manage to neutralize Ray by using Damon's strength, wooden stakes, vervain and wolfsbane laced ropes, and wolfsbane grenades. They then tie him up but Ray starts to turn into a wolf although the moon isn't up yet. The three run but Elena trips and rises to find the wolf in front of her. Damon goads it into following him while Alaric and Elena go back to the car. There, Elena convinces Alaric that he shouldn't give up just because he feels lost. He then says that he will be keeping the ring, telling Elena that he will be sticking around. At the end of the episode, he is seen moving back into the Gilbert House.


Damon kills Alaric in front of the Lockwood Mansion

In Disturbing Behavior, Elena and Damon are getting closer, despite Alaric's warning Damon to stay away. Later Alaric and Elena try to stop Damon from going after Bill Forbes but Alaric is soon afterwards killed by Damon. The next morning Alaric comes back to life and is greeted by Damon with a drink. However, Alaric is not happy with Damon for killing him and gets up and leaves. He goes to Carol Lockwood and Elizabeth Forbes, to convince them that the council needs to be watching out for the humans of Mystic Falls, since despite some of the vampires and werewolves being family and friends, they were still dangerous. He leaves, grudgingly telling them that he will see them at the next meeting.


Alaric trains Elena

In Smells Like Teen Spirit, Alaric is seen training Elena how to kill vampires in the woods. Later Alaric tries to help Elena from Stefan, but Stefan warns him not to get in his way. Elena tells Alaric how she’s one of Klaus' assets now because of her blood and Stefan is sort of her bodyguard. Later at night in Rick's classroom, discussing the plan to incapacitate Stefan, he learns from Damon Tyler is sired to Klaus. After Elena gets drunk she distracts Stefan long enough for Alaric to shoot him with tranquilizers. While in Alaric's car Vicki sets it on fire to try to kill Elena. Alaric is outside trying to free her. Stefan then kicks the door open, allowing Alaric and Elena to pull Stefan to safety. Back at the Salvatore house Elena asks Ric if he wants to rekindle his bromance with Damon. Ric's not too enthused.


Alaric and Damon are confronted by Mason's ghost

In Ghost World, Damon goes to Alaric and tells him about Mason Lockwood's ghost, however Alaric still mad at Damon for killing him, doesn't want to help until they both see Mason appear. Later Damon needed Alaric to enter a cave in which he can't enter. At first Alaric doesn't want to help until Damon tries to apologize in his own way for killing him. Alaric and Damon finally renew their friendship. Alaric then discovers the cave wall covered in drawings, a story of the Original Family carved on the walls.


Alaric researches the Original Vampires

In Ordinary People, Alaric and Elena are in the cave and discover a lot of drawings and words in Viking script. He translates the writings on the wall and concludes that they are Viking script of the Original Family, and their history. He finds a symbol for the Original Witch Esther, and the story of her death, as well as the Hybrid curse. He also finds the names of Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah written on the wall. He takes photos of the cave wall and eventually is able to translate them completely.


Alaric questions Tyler's loyalty to Klaus

In The New Deal, Alaric is at the Grill, reading his students' papers. He went there to see Jeremy who had F for his midterm paper, but is an hour late for his shift. Later he learns that Jeremy was fired a week prior, and tells this to Elena. Together they try to convince Jeremy to stop hanging out with Tyler, because he is sired to Klaus and considered dangerous as he lacks his free will against Klaus' orders. It backfires and Jeremy invites Tyler in. Alaric asks Tyler the difference between being sired to and being compelled, and they learn that although he denies it, he is blindly loyal to Klaus and would do whatever Klaus says, even if he were asked to rip his own heart out, although Tyler doesn't understand what he just said.


Alaric is hit by a car

Then Jeremy receives a phone call from Klaus. He was compelled to stand in front of a speeding car without the Gilbert Ring after he receives this call. When Alaric sees the car, he runs and saves Jeremy in the nick of time, pushing Jeremy out of the way and being run over himself. Luckily the driver is Tony, a hybrid, so Alaric will come back to the living. When he wakes up, he still has his his wounds and internal bleeding, damage so severe the ring could not fully repair. He states something's wrong with the ring. Paramedics come but they are stopped by Tony, who is killed by Jeremy. Alaric is then taken to the hospital. There he meets doctor Meredith Fell, who is amazed by his incredible fast recovery. Unknown to her, it was Damon's blood. At the end, he and Elena decide to make Jeremy leave town. On their request, Damon compels Jeremy to leave the town behind and never think twice about it.

In Our Town, Alaric is with Elena at his house, training. He then accompanies Damon to the Founder's Council Feast, where he meets doctor Meredith again. As he got outside, he notices an argument between Meredith and her ex-boyfriend Brian. He intervenes and causes Brian to go away. Before he does, Brian says that Meredith is a psycho. After he took Jeremy to the airport, he meets Meredith at the Grill, who states that she has lost a patient.


In The Ties That Bind, Alaric has lunch with Meredith at the Grill, and invites her to dinner as well. He is warned by Damon to take it easy with his new girlfriend, because he believes that she may have been the one who committed the murder of her ex-boyfriend Brian Walters the medical examiner. Alaric tells Damon he can handle the problem, but is interrupted again during a physical-training time. Visiting him at home, Alaric is informed again by Damon that Meredith used vervain on him and took his blood.

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Alaric comes back to life

Alaric gets nervous and goes to the hospital where he meets Meredith. He tells her he knows about what had happened and needs answers. Meredith reveals him that she hates her patients dying so every time when she has the occasion to heal them, she will do it, as she heals Bill Forbes from a werewolf attack with Damon's vampire blood. In exchange for telling him the truth, Alaric decides to tell Meredith the truth about him. He tells her that he's a vampire hunter. After that, they kiss, but their moment is stopped by Elena.

In Bringing Out The Dead, he and Elena learn that the stake used in the recent murder of the town's medical examiner as well as a council member was a stake from the Gilbert's arsenal. He begins to believe Meredith is behind the murder and begins to investigate when Bill Forbes is also killed with another Gilbert weapon, a hunting knife. Later that night Elena arrives home to find blood everywhere and Alaric stabbed and bleeding to death.


He orders Elena to kill him, so that they know for sure he will come back to life, since Elena, as a doppelgänger, is a supernatural occurrence and the attacker's identity is still unknown. When he comes back to life he reaches for Elena for comfort. He is mentioned to be in hospital by Elena to Matt. He is under observation but in a stable status.


Alaric during his MRI

In All My Children, Alaric is seen at the grill with Meredith, when Damon calls him asking if he is with his sexy psycho doctor. Later that night Alaric defends Meredith from Kol. Alaric then stabbed Kol with the White Oak Ash dagger, and starts to drag him outside. He is greeted by Damon and Stefan until Klaus shows up and pulls the dagger out, being knocked out in the process by Klaus. Later he is brought to Meredith's apartment, saying he needs to go help Elena, but she reminds him that he is too injured to leave. Later that night Alaric wakes up goes into the kitchen and sees files of the murder victims, his hospital and legal records, and a hunting knife identical to the ones used on Bill Forbes and himself. He sees Meredith standing there with a gun saying he was not supposed to see that and she shoots him.

In 1912, Alaric is healed from his gunshot wound by Meredith who uses vampire blood before framing him for the murders. Sheriff Forbes arrests him as all evidence points to him and, during the investigation, the only things that he says are things that will only incriminate him further such as the phone conversation he had with Meredith in which she told him Bill Forbes threatened her medical license for using vampire blood to heal his wounds against his will, and mistakes himself to have left the party Brian Walters was murdered at after the murder, but Liz informs he left before the time of death, and he nervously says he must have been home asleep. However, it is eventually revealed that Alaric had an alibi for the time of death when Meredith reveals that she had been mistaken about Brian Walters' time of death.


Alaric returns home where he is given a hug and comforted by Elena, and they agree to look after each other. He is then approached by Meredith who convinces him not to slam the door in her face when she tells him that she had framed him, not to lock him up, but to eliminate him as a suspect. She then reveals that she believes that he had actually committed the murders albeit unknowingly due to the strong blackouts that he's been experiencing such as the night of the Wickery Bridge fundraiser, and the night when he was attacked. Meredith believes him to be sick and says that she wants to help him. She reveals his Gilbert Ring brings him back from the dead but asks him how many times he can die before it changes him, believing overuse of the ring has created an alter-ego in Alaric. Elena believes that Meredith is right after reading the journal of Samantha Gilbert which revealed that she had committed similar killings while wearing the Gilbert Ring that her grandfather Johnathan had given her.

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Alaric possessed by The Darkness chases Meredith


Alaric possessed by The Darkness

In Break On Through, Alaric is subjected to tests at the hospital by Meredith to determine if his psyche has been damaged in some way. The results are positive and it appears as though Alaric is fine. Later Alaric falls asleep and when he awakes his alter ego (referred to by Bonnie as The Darkness) is in complete control. Dark Alaric then attempts to kill Meredith, though he fails, but wounds her seriously. Elena returns and Dark Alaric attempts to kill her as well though he is stopped by Stefan. Bonnie later attempts to make herbs for Alaric in an attempt to help him resist being controlled by The Darkness.


Alaric after being taken over by The Darkness

In The Murder of One, Alaric considers turning himself in upon discovering that he is the Mystic Falls Serial Killer though he is dissuaded by Stefan and Damon who insist that he help them with their latest plan to kill Klaus and the Originals through the use of the last white oak stakes. Alaric hides one of the White Oak Stakes on one of his book shelves only to announce to Damon that the stake has gone missing. Damon and Alaric attempt to find to stake when Alaric realizes that since he was the only one who had access to the stake, and only he knew its location, the culprit must be his alter ego (The Darkness), alarming Alaric and Damon as it could be used to possibly kill Damon's bloodline of vampires though the Original the bloodline originated (later revealed as Klaus') from.

In Heart of Darkness, Stefan attempts to force Alaric into losing consciousness in the hopes that The Darkness will take over when he awakes. Klaus appears and kills Alaric hoping to expedite the process though when he awakes he is still himself. Alaric suggests to Stefan that the only way to force his alter ego out of hiding is to threaten his life. Stefan begins to beat Alaric within an inch of his life until finally Dark Alaric appears.

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Damon with Alaric after Alaric refuses to complete the transition.

Stefan manages to force Alaric's alter ego into revealing the location of the final White Oak Stake. Dark Alaric states that the stake is in the Cave where no vampire can enter. Rebekah then forces Alaric to the cave so he can retrieve the stake. Dark Alaric attempts to bargain in order to save his own life, and so that he can keep the stake. Rebekah steps into the cave revealing herself to be Esther, and both her and Alaric form an alliance.

During Do Not Go Gentle, Esther and Alaric conspire together in order to kill Niklaus and her entire family. Esther takes Dark Alaric to the place of her death over 1,000 years ago and casts a spell to melt and bind Alaric's ring with the last White Oak Stake, thus making the stake indestructible from the ring's protective powers. Esther then calls Elena to the same location and uses her blood to perform the same ritual used by her over 1,000 years ago to turn her husband and children into vampires.


Alaric, as an Original Vampire with the indestructible White Oak Stake

Esther decides to make Alaric a true Original Vampire Hunter like her husband Mikael, with Alaric to be the "vampire to end all vampires." Esther gives Dark Alaric Elena's blood and tries to perform the ritual on him. She then stakes him through the chest with the White Oak Stake. Alaric later awakes as himself and stops Esther from killing Jeremy and Matt who had come to rescue Elena. Alaric decides that it would be too dangerous to complete the transition into an Original Vampire, and so he decides to let himself die. Just before he dies, Bonnie appears while under the control of Esther, and incapacitates Damon using her magic. She then feeds Alaric her blood which completes his transition into an Original Vampire, his dark side now in full control with the indestructible White Oak Stake.

In Before Sunset, Alaric holds Caroline Forbes and Elena Gilbert at Mystic Falls High School captive in order to lure out Klaus. He then attempted to persuade Elena in siding with that every vampire should die. After a brutal battle with Stefan, Damon, and Klaus, Elena learns that her death will also bring Alaric's death. Alaric insists she is wrong, but tells Elena to stop when she cuts herself. Klaus catches Alaric off-guard and quickly flees from the battle with Elena. As he knows Klaus will kill Elena after bleeding her dry for his hybrids, Alaric wakes Stefan and Damon up. He tells them that his life is bound to Elena's, and Klaus will kill her to kill Alaric. Alaric tells them to go save Elena. As the night begins, Alaric calls an important founders meeting to show the failure in the town attempt to keep it safe on Sheriff Liz Forbes, and Mayor Carol Lockwood's part in it, revealing that their children are supernatural creatures.


Alaric dragging Caroline inside the school.

In The Departed, Alaric goes to the hospital where Elena has been taken for treatment after collapsing. He informs Meredith that he has told the Council everything and that her medical license will be revoked. After that, he disposes of the vampire blood she keeps to heal her patients. He also tells her that he is taking Elena and that, as her guardian, she can't stop him. However, as he goes to get her, she has already left with Jeremy. Alaric later meets Jeremy at the Grill where he tells him that he can help him: if Jeremy tells him where to find Klaus' body, he will be able to kill all the Originals, and then they can magically immobilize him until Elena dies at which point he will also die.


Alaric dies one final time.

Jeremy later contacts him and tells him that Damon is burying Klaus' body off Route 12. However, this is a trap set up by Jeremy. Elena and Jeremy have made a deal with Elijah to exchange Klaus' body for neutralizing Alaric by stealing the stake from him. In exchange, Elijah will take the indestructible White Oak Stake and Klaus, and get out of Mystic Falls, taking Alaric with them as he would no doubt follow them and run until Elena were to die of old age. However, despite Jeremy's misleading, Alaric finds where Damon has hidden Klaus, and after breaking his neck, starts to search the storage lockers for him. Before he finds him, Rebekah arrives to pick up Klaus. Damon and Rebekah attempt to get Klaus out, but Alaric finds them and stakes Klaus' body. Rebekah then runs and Alaric pursues her. He later returns and finds Damon on the phone with Elena saying their goodbyes as they assume they will soon die with Klaus dead.

Alaric's final goodbye

Alaric tells Jeremy he will be looking out for him.

They then start to fight and Damon tries to invoke their friendship to stop him. However, Alaric tells him that their friendship was what was wrong, and that he never should have forgotten who he truly was. However, Damon, who had a memory of the first time he met Elena before compelling her to forget, starts to fight back, using his anger and his love as boost to his strength.


Alaric's grave.

However, as they fight, Elena dies when Rebekah forces Matt to drive off the road and into the river. Alaric then dies in Damon's arms, who knows that he has lost both his best friend, and the girl he loves. Alaric then appears to Jeremy as a ghost, his old self again. He tells him that he will always look out for him, even from the next world. This is how Jeremy learns that Elena is dead, as his life was bound to Elena's life by Esther.

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"I miss you too, buddy"

Alaric makes his first official appearance in Memorial when Damon talks to Alaric's gravestone and tells him how he misses him, but Damon has little knowledge that Alaric's ghost is sitting beside him. Even though Alaric knows Damon can't see him, he replies "I miss you too buddy." This shows that Alaric will not only be watching over Elena and Jeremy, but Damon as well.

Although not making an appearance, Alaric was mentioned multiple times in We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes. The first is when Matt sits in Alaric's seat and Damon tells him the seat is taken, second when Damon notices Jeremy is still wearing the family ring even after it drove Alaric crazy, and third when Damon sits in Alaric's old classroom and raises a bottle of bourbon in the air before taking a drink, as it is both Alaric and Damon's favorite drink.

In After School Special, after Elena tells Damon that she loves him, Damon looks up at the sky and smiles. At that moment, it seems like Damon is thinking of and thanking Alaric.

In Stand By Me, Alaric was mentioned by Elena. She was talking about how she can no longer live in the Gilbert House because it is filled with memories of the people that she loves who have died and she knows that Damon wants his drinking buddy back.

He was also mentioned by Elena in Bring It On. While Elena is fighting Caroline, Caroline mentions that she's older and more powerful than Elena, but Elena says that Caroline has no fighting experience, and Elena was trained by Alaric. She then demonstrates her strength and almost kills Caroline easily until their fight is broken up by Stefan and Damon.

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Alaric and Damon meet once again.

Elena mentioned Alaric again in Pictures of You. She didn't want Alaric and Jeremy coming back to life so she wouldn't have to turn her humanity back on.

Alaric returned as a Ghost in The Walking Dead, when the veil to The Other Side was dropped. When Damon is injured by Elena, Alaric shows up and helps him. After proving he is not Silas, Damon and he head into the basement. Silas later uses his form in an attempt to trick Damon but Damon sees through this. At the end of the episode, Alaric gives Damon The Cure.

In Graduation, Alaric helps Jeremy, Elena and Damon against the Brotherhood of the Five. Connor tries to kill the families of students in the Grill, but Alaric manages to stop him. Later, Alaric rescues Damon from being killed by Vaughn. In the last moments, Alaric congratulates Damon as he finally got the girl, and says that he must not ruin it.


In 500 Years of Solitude, Alaric appeared at the Boarding House where he was seen by Bonnie and Jeremy. When asked by Jeremy where he had been, Alaric said that he wouldn't leave Damon in charge without looking back to check in on everyone. After Damon raised his glass to Alaric, he smiles fondly and seems at peace as he looks at everyone he cares about.


Alaric returns in Home. His ghost assists Elena's, saying he will find Damon and get him to Bonnie, first helping Damon in saving Sheriff Forbes. As they meet up with Bonnie, she grabs Alaric first resurrecting him before the spell allowing the ghosts to pass through stops, leaving Damon trapped. Alaric is then seen comforting a distraught Elena and Jeremy over their losses.


Alaric teaching at Whitmore.

In I'll Remember, its been four months since Bonnie and Damon died and Alaric has returned back to the land of the living. He is still an original vampire and has now taken up a job of teaching at Whitmore College. He is still learning to live a life as a vampire. In one of his classes, he is seen talking about occult studies. Liv giggles when he says the lesson is on resurrection. Tyler comes in late from football practice. Alaric is distracted by Elena sipping on a cup full of blood. He faces the chalkboard and whispers at her to knock it off.

Later, at a restaurant, Alaric calls to check in on Stefan, who says he's still following his lead. Caroline then arrives. He's giving her books on magic to research a way to reverse the Traveler's spell over Mystic Falls. She hasn't heard from Stefan since he left town four months ago and is upset about it.


Alaric meets Jo.

At a tailgate before the game, Alaric runs into Tyler, who is drinking. Alaric gently questions the wisdom of him drinking given his anger issues and the risk of re triggering his werewolf curse. When Alaric notices Tyler checking out Liv, he tells Tyler that Liv isn't into him. Later, Alaric runs into Jo, the doctor from the hospital. He tries to talk to her but its awkward. He leaves a message to Elena explaining how becoming a vampire has ruined his dating life too. Later, Alaric steps in to stop Tyler and Luke from fighting.


Elena asks Alaric to compel her to forget Damon.

Alaric later visits Elena at her dorm room. Elena asks Alaric how he's handling coming back to life and being a vampire. He tells her he hates everything about being a vampire. She tells him she did too, until she found the idea of eternal love with Damon, but now she's lost it. She needs Alaric to do something for her. Because he was created by the original vampire spell, which means he can compel other vampires. She wants him to compel her to forget that she ever loved him.

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Alaric and Elena

In Yellow Ledbetter, Alaric is trying to compel Elena to forget her love for Damon. He sits down with Elena, explaining the process he's going to use to work back through her memories to find the signature memory about Damon that should affect all the others when he alters it. She's sad to be losing her memories of Damon, but knows she needs to. He walks her back through meeting Damon on the bridge in Mystic Falls and changes it to meeting a stranger. Them Elena is remembering when Damon kissed her. Alaric alters the memory but she still thinks of Damon as her boyfriend, so they decide to take a break.

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Alaric calls Caroline.

After the break, Elena shares more Damon memories with Alaric, including when he stepped in as her escort for Miss Mystic Falls. She remembers it was the first time she noticed how sexy he was. But erasing that doesn't change things. They go through every moment she can come up with but none of them undo how she feels. She quits. Alaric then calls Caroline for help figuring out when Elena fell in love with Damon. Caroline knows immediately, it was when she was still was Stefan.

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Alaric compels Elena to forget her love for Damon.

Alaric finds Elena in her dorm room, leaving a desperate message for Luke. He confronts her about falling in love with Damon while she was with Stefan. He knows she never betrayed Stefan and it's okay to love them both. Elena remembers Katherine used to say the same thing. Elena finally admits the day she fell in love with him, her birthday after she and Damon spent all summer looking for Stefan. He gave her the necklace Stefan gave her that she had lost. She knew how much it hurt him but he still gave her and decided to be selfless. In that moment she loved him. Elena tells Alaric she's ready. He rewrites the memory, and she remembers the night ending with Damon snapping Jeremy's neck in front of her. Finally, she doesn't remember Damon as her boyfriend, but as a monster who died.

In Black Hole Sun, Alaric is first seen when Elena goes to see him, asking about her life that he had compelled away. Alaric gives her a box full of her things that contained things that reminded her of Damon. She finds a letter that she had wrote to herself, detailing why she had gotten Alaric to wipe her memories of ever loving Damon. Alaric asks her is she wants to remember, she replies with no, not yet. Alaric takes hungover Jeremy to the hospital. Jo comes over to help, Alaric asks her if he could a STD test on him as a joke, sense shes already insisting a full workup. Once Jeremy had gone to pee in a tube, Alaric fails to flirt with Jo while over viewing a man with a bloody face. Alaric and Jeremy then go to the woods to work out their issues, fighting. Alaric's new mission is to get Jeremy healthy again. Jeremy feels like he has a right to have a problem right now since Bonnie died to save everyone else and told him about it over the phone. He has resentment issues, and Alaric, wanting to say what every adult is thinking, is like, "I have YEARS of resentment, you entitled teen prick." I'm paraphrasing. The moral here is, "We find a way to keep going." He seems to get through to Jeremy.

In The World Has Turned and Left Me Here, Alaric is teaching his class about the history of homecoming and indirectly talks about Damon. He tells Elena at the end 'Damon might be gone but I can still find pleasure in judging his life choices'. He also asks her if she's changed her mind about Alaric compelling to which she replies no. She asks him to come to a the party. Later, alone at the collage, Stefan goes to see him. Alaric doesn't look very happy to see him. Stefan tells him that Enzo turned Ivy into a vampire and he needs him to compel her to leave him. He refuses, saying that it's his responsibility and he can't compel and it's not that easy. Stefan says it was when he compelled Elena to forget Damon. Alaric says he forget him first. He threatens him to leave before he 'compels him to be the guy he used to know instead. Alaric shows up at the maze, sees Jo, and goes up to talk to her. Tyler drives his truck through the maze, hurting many people, including Alaric. Jo wakes up next to Alaric, he quickly takes a wooden stake out of him, she leans to look but it's gone by then and she's confused. They start helping people but he has difficulty resisting blood. Later at the hospital. Alaric and Jo have a heart whelming talk. Alaric attempts to compel her. Telling her that she doesn't want to kiss him, however, to his astonishment, Jo kisses him, revealing that shes impervious to compulsion.

In The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get, Alaric tells Elena that Damon is back and if she wanted her memories back. She rescues. He agrees and tells her he'll wait until she asks him herself. He also tells her to find out about Jo and why she can't be compelled. Later, Matt tells Caroline and Alaric about Enzo getting caught. Caroline's angry that he didn't tell her before but he says he was confused about who was 'good' and bad. Stefan comes in and tells them he was the one who handed Enzo in. Later, Damon asks Alaric to undo the compulsion but he refuses. Elena calls Alaric who tells her he'll get him back and to not worry. Jo comes to Alaric and tells him that she knows he tried to compel her. Alaric says its a bad time but she continues and he lashes out saying his best friend is about to die again and he has to save him. Alaric and Stefan block one route to Mystic Falls, Elena and Caroline block the other. Stefan starts to break everything apart in the engine to stop it working in anger. Alaric says it's okay because he gave up to. They see the van coming and Alaric waves to stop it. He then asks for a lift. Once Tripp had refused, he smashed the window in holding onto the van. Tripp steps on the accelerator, making the car thrust forward, hitting Alaric's car and over the boarder of Mystic Falls. Tripp looses control of the van, making it swerve and tip over. Alaric is found laying over near the van. Alaric, Enzo and Damon start dying as the magic undoes because of the Magic Purification Spell. Stefan has only time to save, both Enzo and Damon, however, Jo comes to the rescue, attempting to stop the beading from his heart. Jo is determined to save Alaric from dying and refuses to get him across back the boarder. Alaric, for a short period, dies. But is later revived by Jo. He wakes up feeling, different. He quickly comes to a conclusion that he is again human and freed from the curse of being a vampire. Later, Elena phones Alaric in hospital, he tells her he's happy to be human and apologizes to Elena. She says its okay because she had the chance to get her memories back. She says she'll have to live with herself now.

In Do You Remember the First Time?, Damon visits Alaric in the hospital, playing around with all of the hospital equipment, Damon knows that Alaric is sorry for not being unable to uncompel Elena, but there is no way to undo it since Alaric is now a human. Jo joins them and invites Alaric as her date to the hospital fundraiser, where Elena will also be with Liam.

In Fade Into You, Elena calls Alaric, he tells her about Bonnie's teddy bear, Ms Cuddles, giving them hope that she’s still alive. They’re in Portland to track the Gemini Coven and to make Stefan feel bad that he was the only one not invited to Friendsgiving. Damon, Stefan and Alaric arrive to the location when the Gemini Coven is meant to be. While walking up to the empty field, Damon starts using Bonnie’s bear, Miss Cuddles, to taunt Stefan. "Oh, no, is Stefan feeling sensitive about ruining his friendship with Caroline? She really liked him and he broke her heart," he says in a high-pitched voice. "See, Stefan," Alaric deadpans, "even the bear knew." Stefan then grabs the bear form Damon's hands and kicks it as hard as he could, unveiling a cloaking spell on a house. Alaric suggests that Bonnie has put her magic inside of her bear. While the only human there, Alaric is the only one to enter the house, suggesting that someone lives there. Alaric looks around the house, bumping into Liv and Luke's father. He then shakes Damon's hand, causing Stefan and Alaric to disappear out of the house and also cloaking the house once again while Damon was still inside. Alaric then calls Jo, hoping that she will tell him how to get back inside the house. Her father, then gives her a migraine form his house causing her to collapse. While in pain, she invites them both into the house and tells Alaric that there is a knife in a tree stump in front of the house containing her magic. Stefan then, with vamp speed, grabs the knife and throws it in the direction of the house, unveiling the house once again. They rush into the house, stopping Joshua from killing Damon, resulting in him disappearing in thin air. Alaric later before getting into the car, says he won't let Jo die, Damon says that so there’s no way they’re getting the Ascendant from her and risk letting Kai out. So naturally, Damon compels him to get it, revealing that for some reason, he isn't on vervain.

In I Alone, Alaric and Jo have dinner and it's revealed that Damon compelled Alaric to do whatever it takes to get her to discuss about the Ascendant. Afterwards, Alaric gets the Ascendant and hands it over to Damon and he compels him to forget that what he did never happened. A day later, Jo is looking for the Ascendant and when he keeps telling her he doesn't have it, Jo is convinced Damon compelled him to get it and Alaric believes Damon wouldn't do it, as he's his friend. Jo then challenges him and says if they cross the Mystic Falls border and if he crosses and the memory comes back, he was compelled, if not, then Damon is his friend. Alaric meets up with Damon at the cemetery and punches him for compelling him. Damon tells him they were trying to get Bonnie back, and Alaric says getting her back was never off the table, but having be compelled and steal from Jo was off the table since they promised her they would keep Kai locked away. When Damon tells him that Kai is out, but it wasn't their fault, Alaric punches him again and walks away.

In Christmas Through Your Eyes, Jo calls Alaric and tells him she's going to have to cancel their plans as she has many patients coming in, and he promises to save her dinner. A day after Alaric calls Elena and asks her if she's seen Jo, to which she says she hasn't since the day before and Alaric says it was Kai since she knew he would come after her and he did. When Damon tells him that he should've kept an eye on her, Alaric asks him sarcastically if he would compel her to stay put and Elena interrupts them, telling them they need a plan to save her.

At Alaric's apartment, Alaric is saying what is happening doesn't make sense and Damon is wondering why, to which Alaric tells him that Jo needs her magic for the merge to work, but she got rid of it back in 1994. Damon tells him that he had hid the knife and they tell Alaric that Kai was born without the ability to do magic. Alaric says that if the only way to restore Jo's back is to reunite her with the knife, Kai will come looking for it, but Damon tells him that he'll kill him and reveals he hid it behind a picture frame, but when he opens the back, the knife isn't there as Kai had already found it.

Alaric and Damon then arrive at the cemetery and Damon is complaining that even though they are going up against Kai together, Alaric still won't talk to him. Damon tries to apologize to him and when he scoffs and walks off, Damon vamp speeds in front of him and apologizes, and Alaric tells him to go finish Kai. When Damon distracts Kai, Alaric comes behind him, grabs him and puts a gun to his head. Damon tells him to kill Kai, but Jo tells him not to as she doesn't want Liv and Luke to do the merge since it would be unfair to them. Jo pleads with him not to kill him and that she's going to train to be able to defeat Kai in the merge, to which Alaric knocks Kai out with the butt of his gun. Alaric then walks Jo to his car and he says they'll just lock Kai up she and him merge during the next celestial event. He gets a blanket out and wraps it around Jo, to which she tells him to be careful and he drives his car up the border and gets out. Damon asks why he keeps compromising for some girl he just met, which Alaric tells him that he's a real dick and Damon tells him he feels bad for leaving Bonnie over in the prison world but he's in the real world, to which Alaric tells him that he should stop pretending that this is about anyone else but him, and Damon throws a rock at his tire and punctures it. When Kai is doing sucking up all the magic from the border, he gets up and levitates Alaric and slams him into a tree. When Kai disappears when Damon tries to punch him, he goes over to Alaric and gives him his hand, and he accepts Damon's apology, but asks how he isn't dead as he's across the border.

In Woke Up With a Monster, Alaric arrives at the Salvatore Boarding House and brings Jo breakfast. He tells her that he wouldn't want to watch her trying to practice witchcraft being sober and Stefan asks why the regimen they are doing is happening in his living room, to which Alaric tells him Damon feels guilty. Damon calls Alaric to tell him that Liv is gone and he needs a witch to help him. Jo volunteers and Alaric protests at first, but he lets her go so she can cloak Damon and save Elena from Kai. After Jo and Damon rescue Elena, Alaric and the rest are at the Boarding House and Alaric tells Damon that Jo is a keeper and that he thinks she's going to have a handle on the merge. Damon tells him she's not strong enough since Kai absorbed the traveler magic, and Alaric tells him they'll keep Kai down until his magic drains away. They then toast to women who make screwed up decisions and loving them even more for it.

In Stay, Alaric is at the Mystic Grill with Matt and Jeremy as Jeremy is getting ready to leave town and do his own thing. Later, Alaric arrives at the Salvatore Boarding House to and tells him it's time to get the hell out of Mystic Falls. When Elena is ready to bring Jeremy to the airport, Alaric offers to take him instead since she should go be with Liz.

Alaric and Jeremy then arrive at a bus stop outside Mystic Falls and they joke about it being the airport. He tells him the bus will stop about 30 miles north of Santa Fe and that he can't confirm if there or animal attacks or something else, but Jeremy says he's on it. Alaric tells him that he's going to have to do some art so Elena won't be on to him because if she finds out that art school is one big lie, she's not just going to kill him, but she's going to kill Alaric too. Alaric tells him he'll send him leads and not to do anything stupid. He hugs Jeremy and tells him he's proud of him and he promises he'll call Jeremy if Bonnie ever comes back.

In Let Her Go, Alaric is at Jo's apartment and she is throwing up. He tells her that the vegan dish she had did her in and he says that maybe they should skip the funeral, but she says they are going. When the doorbell rings, he goes to the door and sees that Kai is there. He tells Alaric that he knows that he hates him, but he needs to see his sister, but when he tries to close the door, Jo appears and he tells her he's sick. When Kai starts vomiting blood, Alaric gives him a bucket for him and Kai tells her he doesn't think she has food poisoning, he thinks it's because he didn't merge with her and that if he dies, she will and the rest of the coven does too.

Jo is checking Kai out and he asks if Alaric has to be there, and Alaric tells him that he's not leaving her alone with him so he's going to have to deal with it. When Kai tells Jo that he needs her magic, Alaric grabs his hand and threatens to break some bones and Kai then explains that if the leader of the Gemini Coven dies, the Prison Worlds collapses and Alaric then is shocked that there is more than one. Jo and Alaric then talk and she tells him that she has no choice and he tells her she does, as it's her to give or not. He tells her that if she wants to fight and keep her magic, he'll fight with her, if not, and tells her he loves her regardless if she's a witch or not. When Jo is ready to give her magic to Kai, Alaric asks what the other prison world is. He tells him that it is a place filled with people like him and that he's saving their miserable lives from oblivion. When Jo gives all of her magic to Kai, he congratulates her and after he leaves, Alaric asks what he whispered in her and she tells him that Kai told her she was pregnant. He then asks her to marry him and he takes out a box with a ring in it. He tells her he bought it the day after Luke died, and that he was trying to plan for the right moment. He tells her he would like to have the baby and that the moment isn't a pity proposal. He tells her he loves you and he kneels down and opens the box to reveal a diamond ring. He then asks her again to marry him and she sits down and then asks if he was sure, to which he jokes at least 92% and she tells him yes.

In A Bird in a Gilded Cage, Alaric is at the medical center and talks to Jo about keeping Sarah out of harm's way until Elena's blood is out of her system or else she'll become a vampire. Jo starts to think they should elope and Alaric jokes with saying the same thing. Alaric mentions that she was compelled to forget the night before and will be back at Duke, to which Jo says the name is a little obnoxious but cute. Alaric becomes alarmed that she has been thinking of baby names and Jo asks if he hasn't been. He tells her that he has, but Jo knows that he really hasn't.

Alaric is at Whitmore in his office writing down baby names and Jo calls. He tells her he has a few and she tells him that someone with the name "Alaric" shouldn't be allowed to name another human. He tells her he didn't name himself and he vetoes Duke. Enzo interrupts their conversation and comes in. Alaric asks what he is doing there and Enzo says that he's hoping he has enough vervain to get Caroline and Stefan to the Salvatore cellar without any drama. Alaric tells him he's a human and going against two no humanity vampires isn't a good idea, but Enzo says that he would become a cowardly father and it would affect the child. Alaric then sighs and tells Enzo he has weapons in his apartment. Enzo and Alaric then arrive at the dorms with a crossbow and a stake-shooting rifle in their hands. Alaric asks why he wants Stefan's humanity back on as they both hate each other and Enzo tells him the game is better with two players. Alaric tells him Sarah had an involuntary splenectomy because her brought her into his life and he tells him that he needs to reevaluate his obvious loneliness. They come next to another room and a vervain grenade rolls down the steps and Enzo grabs Alaric by the collar and vamp speeds away, and the grenade barely misses them. Alaric and Enzo are unconscious and Caroline moves them out of the way while Stefan says they should send a message. Caroline stops him from killing them and points Alaric's stake rifle at his chest.

At the medical center, Alaric is getting checked by Jo with a pen light and his face slightly scratched up from the vervain grenade. She tells him she's marrying an idiot and that he could've died. She tells him she needs him alive for 18 years and after they send she/he off into the world, he can go around with guns, vampires and be an idiot. He smiles and says "fine" to her.

In Because, both Jo and Alaric are at the Bed & Breakfast on watch duty for Caroline and Stefan. They are playing cards and Jo tells him that she got them into the cute bakery for their wedding cake and he tells her at first he had no idea what she was talking about. She tells him right next door to the bakery is a tequila bar and he tells her he won again with the card game. She kisses him and they begin making out passionately until Elena shows up, looking surprised and uncomfortable. Elena clears her throat and they break apart, looking at her, then at each other. She tells them she's there to relieve them of their shift. Alaric tells her supplies are there and cards are there just in case she gets bored. She tells him that it's really nice to see him happy and he says thanks. Caroline is then heard grunting and groaning miserably and he leaves her to watch duty. Alaric approaches Stefan and asks about Caroline. Stefan tells him that she doesn't want to see him and Alaric tells him that every emotion she pushed away just came back at least 100 miles an hour. Jo then joins them and tells Stefan that maybe he should let Caroline decide what she needs.

In I'd Leave My Happy Home For You, Alaric is at his desk grading papers when he gets a call from Jo and she tells him that tonight is her last shift as a single woman and she can't wait to marry him. He tells her he's counting the days and they hang up their phones. Alaric goes back to grading papers until he hears a creaking noise out in the hall and goes to investigate after seeing a dark figure go past. He is about to go back into his office until a black hood is thrown over his head and he tries to break free, but to no avail. Alaric is seated in a chair with the hood still over his head and when it is ripped off his head, he looks around in a daze and is confused until Damon, Stefan and Matt shout "Happy Bachelor Party!" at him. Alaric realizes what's going on and smiles happily, and notices there is room full of beautiful women and copious amounts of alcohol. While Alaric's bachelor party is raging downstairs, he and Damon talk at the bar. Damon had told him he offered to take the cure and Alaric tells him if he takes the cure, he won't be able to become a vampire again and that Damon is now getting cold feet. Damon gets frustrated and asks Alaric if he wants to spend his last night as a single man debating his crisis. Alaric is concerned and asks Damon if he told Stefan he was going to take the cure. Damon tells him he will...eventually, which makes Alaric sigh and is handed a glass of bourbon and they clink their glasses together.

Alaric finds Matt out on the back patio drinking straight from the bottle of liquor he stole. He sits down next to Matt and passes him the bottle. Matt asks him if he's really doing this, meaning taking a plunge and start a family in Mystic Falls. Matt tells him that he has 30 stitches in his side and all his friends are killers except him. He says it's a miracle he's still alive and he's a dick if he's okay with bringing the baby into the supernatural mess. Alaric sarcastically tells him if that's his bachelor toast then it sucks and Matt tells him to leave town, take his fiancee, his unborn baby and his miracle life and get out while he still can.

At the hospital, Alaric arrives and Jo starts running towards him. Alaric asks her how Bonnie is doing and she tells him that Damon gave her some of his blood. He asks her how she is and the baby, and Jo pulls a sonogram out of her pocket and shows it to him. Jo tells him they're having twins and Alaric is stunned as he looks at the sonogram. Jo tells him that even if Kai never escapes his prison, her family will try to take them from them. Alaric tells her they won't find out and she asks how, to which he tells her after the wedding they're going to disappear and where her family can't find them. He tells her she and the babies are his life and all he cares about is keeping them safe.

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Alaric and Jo at their wedding.

it is Alaric and Jo's wedding day. He meets Elena outside of the hospital where Jo was admitted to after collapsing due to a panic attack. Elena tells him that her first instinct was to give her vampire blood, but since she was human she couldn't do that anymore. Alaric asks her if she is having second thoughts, but Elena tells him she doesn't and that it feels amazing to be a human again. Later on, before the wedding, Alaric calls Jo and asks her how her vows are coming along. He tells her that it was big of her to invite her father despite the fact that he tried to kill her. The wedding begins, and Alaric delivers his vows to Jo. He promises her that he will be with her, that he will love her, and that he will dodge fate with her. Tearfully, Jo started to say her vows until she suddenly stops and gasps. It is discovered that she is being stabbed, and she falls into Alaric's arms. Jo's brother Kai appears before them with the dagger, having been disguised by a cloaking spell. Alaric is on the ground, holding Jo's unconscious body. In I'm Thinking Of You All The While,
Alaric is still on the ground, with Jo's lifeless body in his arms. He is crying and pleading for help. Kai comes up to Alaric and apologizes to him for killing the babies, but he didn't feel like competing for leadership with them. Alaric doesn't respond to Kai, and continues to sob. Afterwards, Elena and Alaric share a special moment out in the woods. Elena tells him not to give up, but he tells her he has nothing left to fight for. Later on, Alaric is carrying a body bag to his car. It is revealed that Jo is in the body bag as Alaric zips it up. Alaric gets into his car and grabs a gun out of the glove compartment. He is then approached by Kai, to which he immediately gets out of the car and shoots Kai five times. This had no effect on Kai, who healed due to his transition into a vampire-witch hybrid. Alaric points the gun to his own head and pulls the trigger, but there were no bullets left. They are interrupted by Tyler, who attacked Kai and bit him. When Alaric let's Elena into his thoughts to say goodbye, it flashes back to their special moment in the woods. Elena is hugging him and telling him that he can't fight it, and that he has to let himself drown in it so he can learn to swim and grow stronger from it. Alaric glimpses at Elena in her coffin, but is interrupted by Jeremy, and him and Jeremy embrace.

In Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take, Alaric is on a trip in Europe with Damon and Bonnie, where Bonnie is writing in her diary for Elena. She gets up to go cycling, leaving Alaric and Damon. Alaric tells him he doesn't need a babysitter but he says that he's only here because it helps him to take his mind off Elena. And Alaric leaves to meet psychic, trying to talk to Jo. First he brings out a stone and asks him if he's ever seen it before, the psychic says he hadn't. He then gives him their 'wedding ring' and asks him to help them talk. He claims she says she's telling him that she loves him, making Alaric furious. He says the ring is a fake and so is the psychic. He says she's better off dead, making Alaric angrier and violent.

Damon flew Ric to Europe for a guy's getaway with Bonnie as a chaperone. Ric and Damon appear to be drinking large amounts of alcohol while Bonnie makes sure they stay hydrated.

Stefan calls for Ric and asks him how to make a bomb. Stefan tells him that he is looking at a treasure trove of Ric's weapons and that he is planning on killing all of the Heretics in one fell swoop. Ric tells him he will call him back from a less populated area. He then says he plans on passing out and forgetting any of this ever happened. He drunkenly staggers away. Damon and Bonnie then find out that Alaric was drinking tea rather than bourbon.

Next Alaric is seen stone-cold sober at a psychic's table holding a red stone. He asks the psychic if he has ever seen the stone before to which the man replies that he has not. Ric asks him if he can communicate with his wife and tell her that he has the stone. The psychic says he needs a mystical tether to be able to access her spirit so Alaric hands him her wedding ring. The psychic says he feels a lot of energy in the ring and that Ric and his wife shared a strong bond. He goes on to say that Jo loved Ric unconditionally and she misses him. Alaric bursts out angrily accusing the man of getting off on the hopes of miserable people. Ric reveals that the ring is a fake as he lost the real one to the first psychic he saw. The psychic tells Ric that maybe his wife is better off dead. Ric flips the table over and punches the psychic several times.

When they are home from Europe, Alaric goes to the hospital morgue and demands to see his wife's body. The pathologist reminds him of the hospital's policy for keeping bodies for more than thirty days. Alaric pays him off to keep her body for another thirty days and tells the doctor that he plans on bringing her back to life. When he sees the look on the doctor's face he claims he was joking and asks to see his wife again.

In Never Let Me Go, Alaric is teaching class full of students that monsters don't exist. His intention was to get the teens to stop sneaking into Mystic Falls for amateur monster hunts. He tells them that the most terrifying thing they will find there is a trespassing ticket. Bonnie speaks to him after class commenting on how the evacuation plan didn't go as well as everyone had hoped. Ric tells her that they turned it into a ghost town but ghost towns draw the college kids and the Heretics had killed ten people already. She asks him if he is okay and that Damon filled her in on what he was doing in Europe. Ric tells her that he's over it. Bonnie says she's a little offended that he didn't come to her first about contacting Jo. Ric asks her if she's ever heard of the Phoenix Stone.

Later in the dorm, Ric shows Bonnie the Phoenix Stone and tells her it's supposed to have resuscitative powers. He got it the night they were in New York when he pretended to pass out; he actually sneaked into the Maritime Museum because the Phoenix Stone was on display there and he stole it. Ric then hands her the stone. She comments on how pretty it is but doesn't feel any magic coming from it. Ric tells her she is more honest than anyone he saw in Europe. Then she starts to whisper a spell and tells Ric that sometimes witches will conceal a powerful talisman by hiding the magic inside it. Bonnie starts getting horrible, bloody, violent visions and drops the stone. She tells Ric she saw people dying and that there is something wrong with the stone, something evil. She tells him that he can't mess with that kind of magic and he needs to destroy the stone.

In his classroom, Alaric dissolves a regular stone in hydrochloric acid and is glad to know that it works. But he cannot bring himself to destroy the Phoenix Stone as he gazes at a picture of him and Jo.

Alaric goes to the morgue again and sets the Phoenix Stone on a dead man's chest. The man comes to life, startling Ric who quickly removes the stone causing the man to return to his former state.

In Age of Innocence,

In I Carry Your Heart With Me,

In Live Through This,

In Best Served Cold,

In Mommie Dearest,

In Cold as Ice,

In Things We Lost in the Fire,

In This Woman's Work,

In Moonlight on the Bayou,

In I Would for You,

In I Went to the Woods,

In One Way or Another,

In Somebody That I Used to Know,

In Kill 'Em All,

In Requiem for a Dream,

In Gods and Monsters,

"I would write... Dear Diary"

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In Hello, Brother, Alaric has a video chat with Josie and Lizzie. After they talk he talks with Josie and Lizzie's nanny Seline. As he is talking with Seline he is interrupted by Dorian. Dorian tells Alaric him and Georgie have found something in the Armory's Vault. When they reach the Armory vault they come across Georgie. Georgie tells Alaric to clear his mind as she puts on a blind fold and ear muffs on him. Dorian tells him to use his fingers. Suddenly Alaric gets sucked in the cave wall of the armory vault. Dorian and Georgie meet up with Alaric and Alaric tells them how shocked he is that they found this place. Dorian tells him it's an optical illusion and they need his help. Alaric and Georgie talk. Georgie asks him why he is afraid to explore the tunnels in the vault. He tells her since the birth of his twins he is trying to stay away from dangerous and supernatural stuff. Alaric, Dorian and Georgie come across a gold mine. As Alaric and Georgie explore Georgie tries to flirt with him and he turns her down. Alaric also tells her not to touch anything. They are then interrupted by Dorian. Who tells Alaric that Caroline has been calling. Alaric then goes to Caroline's home. She tells him about what happened to Virginia St. John. Caroline tells him she tried to save Virginia but she bled to death. Alaric tells her he doesn't want to be far away from their children anymore. Caroline asks him if he will move back to town. He tells her he will move into her home. Caroline tells him it's a bad idea. And Alaric tells her he doesn't want her there. She tells him she has no where to go. Alaric then tells her he knows where she wants go. And that even though he still has feelings for her. He wants her to be happy. Sometime later Alaric is on the phone with Bonnie. They talk about Sirens. And about what they are capable of and their powers. Bonnie then tells him that Enzo wants their help to fight it.

In Today Will Be Different,

In You Decided That I Was Worth Saving,

In An Eternity of Misery,

In Coming Home Was a Mistake,

In Detoured On Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell,

In The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You,

In What Are You?,

In The Lies Will Catch Up To You,

In It's Been a Hell of a Ride, Alaric fails to mention to Caroline that the girls aren't going to their school anymore because of their magical incidents. He later helps Stefan try to kill Cade by ringing the bell, but stops after Kai tells him he's going to kill the girls. He uses a voice recording to lure Kai and fights with him, but before Kai can do anything else, Caroline arrives and snaps Kai's neck. After everything, Alaric reveals to Caroline that he plans on making the Armory a school for children needing help with their magic, with some help to make it happen.

In We're Planning a June Wedding, Alaric surprises Caroline with the twins while she’s getting prepared for her wedding. Indeed he changed his mind about the girls not going to the wedding, plus he made sure they would be safe (Valerie did a protection spell on them). Then Lizzie asks him to practice with her and Josie but he replies that he needs to go back to work. Lizzie makes a comment on Caroline’s look and Alaric agrees. He clearly still cares for her, though he knows who she loves; hence he tells her to be happy and they embrace.

In I Was Feeling Epic,

Throughout The Originals Series

Season Four

In Voodoo in My Blood, Alaric walks out of a gas station outside of New Orleans while talking with Klaus over the phone. He tells Klaus he found something at the Lockwood estate a finger bone. He tells Klaus he doesn't want him back in Mystic Falls. He then continues to tell Klaus about the bone he found. That the Lockwood family kept records about the bone. And that other wolf families protected the rest of The Hollow's remains. He then tells them about Hayley's family the Labonairs. And that anyone in the Labonair family can find the rest of the bones. He tells Klaus that he can figure this out. He doesn't want to fight anyone. He tells him to meet him at a barbecue restaurant.

As Alaric drives to the restaurant he is ambushed by The Hollow in Sofya's body. The Hollow demands Alaric to give her the finger bone. As Alaric tries to stall The Hollow from hurting him he gets his crossbow out of the backseat of his car. He uses the crossbow on The Hollow and she uses her magic on him. He then gets thrown into the air and lands on his back. As The Hollow gets ready to kill him he tells her he loaded his car with explosives. He takes a gun out of his pocket and fires the gun at his car. His car then explodes.


Alaric talks with Elijah and Marcel about The Hollow

Alaric sees Elijah and Marcel coming out of a car. He tells Elijah and Marcel someone took the bone. He tells the both of them what The Hollow looked like. Marcel confirms it was Sofya. Alaric tells them that he studied the Lockwood's records and got another name Del Robles. He tells them the bloodline ended. And someone in that family is buried with some of The Hollow's bones. He tells Elijah and Marcel the name of the cemetery and tells them it's located in the Tremé section of New Orleans.

Later that night at The Abattoir Alaric meets Hope. He tells her there is a lot of awesome things to study and some don't hurt. He then tells her she is doing a great job learning so much about witchcraft. And then tells her is was great to meet her and maybe they will see each other again someday. Alaric walks in the courtyard of The Abattoir and sees Klaus. He tells Klaus he can't keep Hope locked up in The Abattoir forever. And then tells Klaus that he and Caroline have built a school for kids with supernatural powers. He continues to tell Klaus about the school and tells him his daughters Josie and Lizzie are doing a wonderful job there. And they are learning how to use their magic for good purposes. And that Hope is always welcome at the school. After their conversation Alaric leaves.


Alaric and Hayley talking at The Salvatore Boarding School

In The Feast of All Sinners, Alaric is at the Salvatore Boarding House. That turned into a school for kids that have mystical powers. He walks up to Hayley who just arrived with Hope. He tells Hayley that Hope looks like she is doing well talking to kids her age. He tells her about the kids there and how they all get along and willing to learn new things about witchcraft. He then tells Hayley what they teach the kids. And how these kids will be better at accepting who they are being mystical.

Season Five

In The Tale of Two Wolves,



Alaric Saltzman

When introduced, Alaric was a mysterious man who seemed outwardly warm and friendly both with his students, and with strangers. He was quick to give Jeremy a second chance, and immediately started to bond with Jenna. However, this facade showed a darker side, one tinged with guilt and grief. Namely, he carried the burden of the disappearance of his wife and a fierce dedication to discover what had happened to her. He proved to be an intelligent and talented vampire hunter, shown when he killed Logan Fell. However, he was also stubborn and dedicated to finding out what happened to his wife. Namely, he ignored Stefan's warnings to stay away from Damon and attacked him, which led to his first death.

His fixation on Isobel eventually came to pass when he learned of her transformation into a vampire and he managed to let her go, namely after she compelled him to do so, so that he could go along with his life. This allowed him to develop his relationship with Jenna.

Alaric started to warm up to the others and started to form a sort of partnership with Damon as they investigated what happened to Isobel and her connection to John Gilbert. This partnership eventually evolved into a particularly strong friendship, some even considering Damon to be Alaric's best friend, and Alaric as Damon's only friend.

However, after Jenna's death, Alaric was unhinged and started to fall into a state of depression when he was seen drinking away the pain. While he was portrayed as a moderate drinker before the incident, Jenna's death led him to develop a rather severe drinking problem with Meredith Fell calling him a borderline alcoholic. He tried to take care of Elena and Jeremy, but had difficulty living up to the task. This dark part of him was also emphasized due to the many times that he had died and came back to life. It also connected to his suppressed guilt at the way his life had taken and all the pain that had resulted from it which made him fall prey to the darkness within him and turned him into a serial killer.

Alaric's drinking remained a large part of him when he returned from the dead, first as a vampire, then as a human. One of his nicknames was "Professor Bourbon", and Damon, his best friend and drinking buddy, once referred to him as a functioning alcoholic.


Alaric's alter ego; a vampire-hating serial killer

Alaric's many deaths and resurrections brought about by the Gilbert Ring eventually caused him to develop a split personality. Each time he died with the ring on, he'd be met by Esther Mikaelson on the The Other Side, and in the brief period before the ring revived him, she would speak with him and nurture his negative feelings toward vampires and how they had affected his life; turning Isobel and killing Jenna. Alaric began to black out and his darker personality would take over, targeting vampires or vampire sympathizers. This Alaric was vindictive, hateful, and militant in his crusade against vampires and anyone who supporting them, not caring if they were once friends or family. He murdered members of the Founder's Council because he thought they were too weak to truly protect humanity from monsters.

This side of Alaric even hated his real self, seeing him as weak and hypocritical, befriending vampires rather than slaying them like he should. This alter-ego did care about self preservation, and would take control if he felt his life was in danger, like when he removed his ring and Stefan nearly killed him to draw him out. The darkness in Alaric's hatred of vampires led to him aligning with Esther when she returned to life, both of them wanting to eradicate the vampire species. This led to her transforming him into an Enhanced Original Vampire, which for a time let his darker side have complete, uninterrupted control.


Alaric as an Enhanced Original Vampire, with the Darkness taking control completely

After Alaric was turned into an Enhanced Original, his darker aspect took complete control, and although now a vampire, was determined to hunt down the Original family and end the existence of vampires, showing that that was all he cared about by agreeing to be desiccated after he had finished his work. His hatred of vampires and vampire sympathizers was just as potent as it had been during his fits of insanity, outing former friends to the Town Council to be hunted down. He also considered his real personality a disgrace, who had befriended the very things that had ruined his life and also was disgusted by ever having been friends with Damon. 

Since returning from the Other Side, Alaric seemingly retains his original personality, coupled with his vampiric abilities. He was there for Elena as she grieved the loss of Damon and stood by the rest of the gang as Bonnie and Damon pass on. He admits to Elena that he hates every single part of being a vampire. He drinks from blood bags not from the vein, he seems to not be able to control his hunger when he smells blood.


Alaric's normal personality.

For unknown reasons, Alaric completely reverted to his original personality when he died. When Bonnie dropped the veil to the Other Side, Alaric retained his vampire powers as well as his personality as if his darker personality simply disappeared when he died. It is possible Esther used magic while encouraging his dark side when he would die with the ring, making it so that after he transitioned his dark side would have full control. As it could have been part of Esther's spell, then it makes sense that he regained his true personality upon death, which would break Esther's tampering with his mind.

Physical Appearance

Main article: Alaric Saltzman/Appearance

Alaric can be described as tall, about 6'2 in height, with an athletic build. A handsome man with short, brown hair that is gelled on the top and has blue eyes. He often wears casual clothing, t-shirts, button downs, jackets, jeans, etc. He's mostly seen wearing dark colors, but occasionally wears brighter ones such as pink or white shirts. He appears between the ages of 34-36.


Isobel Flemming

Main article: Alaric and Isobel
Isobel Flemming is Elena's birth mother and a descendant of Katherine.

Alaric and Isobel

She is a vampire who was turned by Damon at her own request, and claims to be a messenger from Katherine. She was married to Alaric Saltzman, the history teacher at the high school, but left him when she became a vampire. She dated John Gilbert, Elena's biological father, in high school. Although Isobel tells Elena not to look for any redeeming qualities in her, she regrets that Elena has been drawn into the supernatural world and that Elena is involved with both Salvatore brothers. Because of her desire to keep Elena from staying involved with the Salvatore brothers, she tells John Gilbert to insure both Stefan and Damon are killed along with the tomb vampires and she agrees with John that this isn't the life they want for their daughter. Before she leaves Mystic Falls, she confronts Alaric, telling him she regrets her decision to become a vampire. Isobel then compels him to move on from her.

She returns in season two allegedly to help protect Elena from Klaus, but she really was compelled by him to kidnap Alaric to use him as a host. In their final conversation, she apologizes for everything she put him through and tells him that she will always love him just before she was forced to let Maddox kidnap him for Klaus. Isobel was also responsible for breaking up Alaric and Jenna as she said to Katherine. It was she who asked John to poison their relationship about the truth surrounding her death. John, who wanted his ring back since Alaric had it, agreed to use this to blackmail Alaric out of his ring. She later commits suicide.

Lizzie & Josie Saltzman

Main article: Alaric, Caroline, Josie and Lizzie
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The relationship between Alaric’s twin daughters, Lizzie and Josie, started when he realized Jo Laughlin was pregnant with them. Shortly after Alaric and Jo’s wedding massacre, Valerie Tulle helped Alaric realize that Caroline Forbes was the one actually carrying Alaric and Jo’s fetuses, as a surrogate mother. At first, Caroline refuted this to be impossible being she took and failed pregnancy tests, including a failed ultrasound, but Alaric remained optimistic being he was hopeful his twins were still alive. Also, Alaric admitted that Caroline being pregnant was farfetched, but he continued to assist Valerie in trying to uncover the mystery. Valerie eventually lifted the protective cloaking spell (carried out by the Gemini Coven shortly before their demise) and sure enough, Caroline was carrying Alaric’s twin daughters. Alaric’s fetuses had survived and Alaric was overjoyed. Caroline also accepted responsibility for them as a surrogate mother and as an actual mother. Over the next few years, Alaric raised Josie and Lizzie, along with Caroline. Introducing Lizzie and Josie to their supernatural lives was not easy, but Alaric was determined to assist them, especially with the threat of the sirens and other supernatural forces. As of now, Alaric runs the Salvatore Boarding School, with Caroline, and both of their daughters attend and live together there.

Damon Salvatore

"What difference does it make? In the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing that you have left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthdate carved into it that I’m pretty sure is wrong. So, thanks friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit."
—Damon to Alaric in Memorial
Main article: Damon and Alaric
Damon is Alaric's best friend.

Damon and Alaric

It started out antagonistic towards each other since Alaric knew that it had been Damon who had killed his wife but it later turned out that she wasn't dead and that she had, in fact, been turned into a vampire by Damon. From that point on, they have been shown as becoming closer as they first worked together to rescue Stefan from the tomb vampires' occupied house, then they often team up to fight the usual threats to the town. Alaric is the only one (other than Elena) to call Damon a friend. They are seen often drinking together; it's often seen that they do taunt each other as well though. Throughout the series, they become like brothers. Towards the end of Season 3, Alaric was turned into an Original Vampire by Esther and fed on Bonnie Bennett to complete his transition and then took the White Oak Stake from Bonnie. Alaric died in Damon's arms in the Season 3 finale, moments after Elena's death causing Damon to break down having lost his first real best friend since he and Stefan became vampires. But when Alaric appears as a ghost we learn that he will always be watching over Damon. In Season 5, Damon sacrifices to save Alaric and the others before the Other Side is completely destroyed. Alaric mourns the loss of his best friend. However, Damon later comes back to life realizing that it was Alaric's doing that made Elena lose her memories of loving Damon. This strained their friendship, but they eventually became close again as they began to ally together to defeat Kai Parker. Both Alaric and Damon lose the love of their lives at Alaric and Jo's wedding. During Season Seven, Bonnie takes both Alaric and Damon on a vacation in Europe to help them get over their lovers' deaths. However, due to Damon wanting to desiccate himself for three years in order to speed up the process of reuniting with Elena and not saying a proper "goodbye" to Alaric, this strains their friendship once again. Also, Alaric's claims of moving on without him hurt Damon as well, but they eventually ally together and somewhat repair their friendship.

Jenna Sommers

"Just know that I love you. At least I can tell you that much."
—Alaric to Jenna in The House Guest
Main article: Alaric and Jenna

Alaric and Jenna

Jenna was the love of Alaric's life. They fell for each other and always spent their free time with each other. He felt that her innocence is one of the things that needed to be protected and preserved. As their relationship continued to develop, it later became strained after she discovers that his wife, Isobel, was still alive. She also found out that he is a vampire hunter. They reconcile briefly before Jenna is turned into a vampire by Klaus and killed for his sacrifice. Alaric was devastated by her death, and even went on a drinking binge to cope with the grief and sadness over her death. He then moves in with Elena and Jeremy, and becomes their legal guardian.

Elena Gilbert

"You're gonna think that the pain will never end, but it will, but first, you have to let it all in. You can't fight it. It's bigger than you. You have to let yourself drown in it, but then eventually, you'll start to swim, and every single breath that you fight for will make you stronger. And I promise that you will beat it."
—Elena to Alaric in I'm Thinking Of You All The While
Main article: Elena and Alaric

Alaric and Elena

Alaric started out as Elena's history teacher, but they grew much closer after he started dating Elena's Aunt Jenna. After Jenna's death, Alaric moved in with Elena and Jeremy, and essentially became their legal guardian. Alaric also taught Elena how to defend herself against vampires. After Alaric was turned into an Original Vampire, it was also discovered that Elena's life was bound to Alaric's. When Rebekah drove Elena and Matt off of Wickery Bridge, Elena died- also killing Alaric. However, at the end of Season Five, Alaric comes back to life from The Other Side. After Damon sacrificed himself when The Other Side was collapsing, Elena had Alaric compel her to forget that she ever loved Damon. After Kai put Elena under a sleeping spell, Alaric let her into his thoughts and she told him that he will be stronger if he let the pain in.

Jeremy Gilbert

"You know a responsible guardian would try and stop you. But, believe it or not, you're actually an adult now. You found your purpose, so you might as well pursue it."
—Alaric to Jeremy in Stay
Main article: Alaric and Jeremy

Alaric and Jeremy

Alaric first met Jeremy when he was a history teacher, but they grew much closer after Jeremy's Aunt Jenna died, and Alaric moved in with them and became their legal guardian. In Season Three, Alaric was turned into an Original Vampire, permanently becoming an enemy since his dark side took over. After Rebekah caused an accident, hurting Matt and killing Elena, Alaric died, since his life was bound to Elena's. The real Alaric showed up as a ghost to Jeremy, and he realizes that Alaric had died. Alaric promised Jeremy that he would always look out for him. Him and Jeremy have remained close after Alaric had come back to life, and Alaric saw Jeremy out of town to let him pursue his hunting.

Other Relationships

Tools and Weapons

As a proficient vampire hunter, Alaric used many weapons and tools to aid in his one man war. These weapons were kept in his apartment, car, and even at the school; always close-by and ready for use. He would often loan his vampire slaying weapons to his friends and allies when they were in need of them. As a form of protection against supernatural creatures, Isobel Flemming gift to Alaric a magic ring of resurrection.

  • Stakes - Alaric would primarily use stakes in combat, taking an element of surprise approach in his battles against deadly vampires like Logan Fell and Damon Salvatore.
  • Stake Launcher - Alaric used an air propelled stake launcher that he'd keep nearby at the school. When he first met Stefan, he tried to kill him with the help of this weapon.
  • Arm Cuff Stake - A hidden device under his sleeve which would allow you to either draw the stake from seemingly nowhere or if you punched an opponent with enough force, launch it forward. He taught Elena how to use this weapon effectively.
  • White Oak Stake - Once he had been turned into an Original vampire by Esther, who wanted him to hunt down the Originals, he used the white oak stake along with his new powers to try and make all vampires extinct.
  • Vervain Darts
  • Vervain Grenades
  • Wolfsbane Grenades
  • Gilbert Ring - Alaric always wore the Gilbert Ring that his wife Isobel had given to him. (Isobel obtained it from John Gilbert) It allowed him to be resurrected after being killed by a supernatural creature or by supernatural means, a very handy trinket for someone hunting vampires, though it did end up having some negative effects. Alaric's Gilbert Ring was used to melt and bind its protective magic to the last White Oak Stake, making it indestructible, and the ring is now no more.


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  • "Alaric" Gothic name meaning "ruler of all". Was the name of the king of the Visigoths who sacked Rome in 410 and might have precipitate the fall of Rome.
  • Saltzman is an Ashkenazic Jewish occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German Salz "salt" + Mann "man". Altered spelling of German Salzmann.


  • His bank account password is "Vampslayer"
  • Kevin Williamson originally wanted James Van Der Beek for the role of "Alaric". The two previously worked together for the first two seasons of "Dawson's Creek". James Van Der Beek is replaced by Blue Crush star Matthew Davis for the role as Alaric.
  • In the books his name was Alaric K. Saltzman. In the series "K" is not mentioned. Instead it's a J as seen on his tombstone.
  • In the books Alaric was much younger and was a researcher instead of a vampire hunter. He also had a relationship with Meredith Sulez and was never married or met Elena's aunt. In the series Alaric meets Meredith Fell and starts a relationship with her a while after Elena's aunt Jenna dies.
  • He is the only non-Gilbert, besides Matt Donovan in season 4, shown to use the Gilbert Ring.
  • He had relationships with two women (Isobel and Jenna) who were both turned into vampires and died, and both are related to Elena Gilbert.
    • Alaric had since had a relationship with Meredith Fell that ended before his death, and Jo Parker, an ex-witch who became his fiancée, but she is murdered at their wedding by her psychotic brother Kai.
  • Alaric is technically Elena's stepfather, as he married her mother, Isobel Flemming. 
  • Ironically, in the series, Alaric is a vampire hunter but in the books, Meredith says she is a vampire hunter.
  • Like Jeremy, he has been killed twice by Damon Salvatore.
  • Like Jeremy, he has been killed by Elena Gilbert.
  • Alaric is the first character to use a White Oak Ash Dagger on screen.
  • Logan Fell was the first vampire that Alaric killed.
  • Alaric has killed the most Original Vampires (while they were linked), with the exception of Mikael and Klaus.
  • He has most deaths in the series (8).
  • Alaric has been killed by most species seen on the show.
  • Alaric completed his transition by drinking the blood of a witch, just like Jenna.
  • He was the only Original not part of the Mikaelson Family.
  • He was the first Original to be destroyed without the use of a White Oak Stake.
  • Elena is the first person and vampire shown to be compelled by Alaric in the series.
  • Of all the Originals in the Original Vampire species, Alaric was considered the strongest and most determined while possessed by his Alter Ego, stopping at nothing to make vampires extinct.
  • Alaric was the third main character to die after Vicki and Jenna, but before Jeremy and Bonnie.
    • He is the first male main character to die.
    • He is the third main character to transition into a vampire before death, after Vicki and Jenna.
  • Alaric was the first Original to become a ghost, Kol being the second. Mikael was a ghost on the Other Side first, but made no on-screen appearances until appearing on TO.
  • Alaric is the only character who is not a member of the Mikaelson family to have killed Esther.  
  • Alaric is the second character to have killed Esther, the other two being Klaus and Freya.  
  • He was the only Original whose body didn't burn upon death.
  • He's the only Original who can't be killed by the White Oak Stake, thus implying a wooden stake wouldn't kill him or slow him down like the other Originals (Finn, Elijah, Kol, Rebekah, or Mikael). Klaus is also immune to normal stakes through the heart from his werewolf side, evidenced by his fight with Tyler Lockwood in the bayou.
  • Like normal vampires who die when the source of their bloodline dies Alaric did the same when Elena died but much faster.
  • Alaric was a lethal vampire hunter as a normal human, with only supernatural hunters such as The Five trumping his skills and weaponry.
  • Alaric is resurrected with many of the other deceased main characters in the Season Five finale before The Other Side is completely destroyed, being the last to cross back to the living.
  • He is the fourth Original Vampire to be resurrected, the first being Mikael and the second and third being Finn and Kol respectively (only in spirit). However he was the only one revived back to being human.
    • Alaric is the second Original to be fully resurrected into his Original Vampire body in TVD, alongside Mikael in The Originals.
  • Alaric was still an Enhanced Original after his resurrection.
  • It is unknown if Alaric's life was still linked to Elena's upon resurrection.
  • It is confirmed in Season 6 that Alaric can compel vampires, since he was made with Esther's Original Vampire Spell, retaining, for the most part, the powers of Original Vampires.
  • Alaric reveals that since his return to the living as an Original Vampire, drinking bourbon barely makes a dent, indicating his vampirism makes it harder to get drunk like he used to.
  • In The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get, Alaric becomes a human again.
  • In Let Her Go Jo finds out she's pregnant with his baby.
  • After losing Jo and the twins in I'm Thinking Of You All The While, Alaric attempted to kill himself. He failed, due to using all of his bullets in an attempt to kill Kai in revenge for killing Jo and the twins.
  • Alaric steals the Phoenix Stone with the intention of using it to resurrect his deceased wife, Jo.
    • Instead of resurrecting Jo, Alaric brings back a Vampire named Florence into his wife's body with the help of Bonnie.
  • Caroline Forbes will be Alaric's future fiancée however it been implied to be a cover story so she can stay closer to the twins who she sees her as daughters while they see her as their mom.



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  1. Alaric died on November 5/6 2010 in The Departed and subsequently resurrected on May 2, 2012 (approximately 1 year, 5 months, 25 days later) in Home with the collapse of the Other Side. The current date is February/May 2026. Specifically, Alaric is 48.8 years old.
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