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A hidden compartment filled with advanced weaponry. Man has evolved from his days of throwing stones.
— Alexander to Rebekah in Graduation

Alexander was a hunter from the 1100s who was engaged to Rebekah. Eventually, he daggered her and her family. However, Klaus killed him. He briefly returned as a ghost.

Alexander was the leader and a member of The Five.


History 1110 -1114


Alexander becoming part of The Five

In 1110 A.D, in Italy, Alexander becomes a member of the Five. A witch gives them tattoos and enchants their swords.

Four years later, Alexander is holding vampire executions in public to rally more people to the cause. He meets the Originals and begins a relationship with Rebekah. He tells them about his cause and claims to have a weapon which no vampire can survive.

At some point, he discovers they are vampires and throws a party at his house. He seduces and daggers Rebekah whilst the rest of the Five dagger Klaus, Elijah, Kol and Finn. However, Klaus is unaffected by the dagger and kills the Five. Rebekah then buries Alexander's body and sword at the church where they had planned to marry.

Season Four

Alexander (6)

Alexander returns as a ghost

After the veil is dropped, Rebekah and Matt see Alexander. Matt asks who he is and Rebekah tells him that he's her ex-boyfriend. Rebekah wonders if the veil is almost up so that Alexander will disappear, but he begins to walk towards them. They try to run but are confronted by Connor and Vaughn.


Alexander speaks to his former fiancée.

Alexander later holds Matt hostage by standing him on one of Connor's exploding devices while forcing Rebekah to watch. He is impressed by the evolution of weapons and tells Rebekah about his plans to destroy Silas with the cure. Rebekah tries to distract Matt by offering to take him around the world, including to the church in Italy where she had planned to marry Alexander. He plays along until she brings up his place in hell. He throws a knife at Matt. Rebekah catches it and manages to steady Matt. She then kisses him, in the process taking his place on the bomb, and tells him to run. Alexander asks her what she's doing and she replies, "I finally chose one of the good ones." When Rebekah flees, the bomb explodes.


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Alexander, one of The Five

Alexander had a romantic relationship with Rebekah, which causes her moments of weakness to this day. He displayed a very brave and determined personality as a hunter. It is clear that Rebekah truly loved Alexander, but his love for her is made uncertain after he decides to dagger her. He was extremely dedicated in his cause to destroy all vampires, hosting public vampire executions to demonstrate the threat they posed to humanity, along with their vulnerabilities. He would tie the vampires to posts and stake them as well as expose some to sunlight, setting them ablaze. Despite his public killings, Alexander showed no remorse for his victims. Alexander appears to be unforgiving and stubborn for example, when Alexander encountered Rebekah as a ghost, he didn't seem to forgive her for being a vampire.

Physical Appearance

Alexander has been described as “rugged, handsome and charismatic”. He has a toned, athletic, and very muscular body with attractive features. He is tall (6'2") and has tanned skin, long straight brown hair, and hazel eyes. His body was tattooed with the Hunter's Mark, which in that generation of The Five was already complete and visible to all. Alexander wore fine garments and capes, displaying his place as a nobleman in 12th century society.


Powers and Abilities

  • Hunter's Mark - This symbol is related to the vampire hunters, this mark, revealed by Rebekah is a map of were the cure to vampirism lies. In the first generation of the Five, the mark is visible to all. In the second generation, only a potential hunter can see the symbol. In the episode The Five, Connor reveals to Jeremy that every time he kills a vampire/hybrid, the mark/tattoo expands; this is later demonstrated in the episode.
  • Hunter's Curse - When a hunter who is member of The Five is killed by a vampire, the vampire will be struck by horrifying hallucinations that are meant to drive the vampire in question to kill himself/herself. The only way the curse can be undone is if the potential that was awakened by the death of the hunter in question kills a vampiric creature (whether a vampire or a hybrid).
  • Enhanced Strength - A vampire hunter of the Brotherhood of the Five has superior strength to that of a human, but not the same level as a vampire. It is unknown if they are stronger than werewolves.
  • Enhanced Reflexes - A member of The Five has enhanced reflexes that gives them great agility, enough to take vampires by surprise though not fast enough to contend with The Originals.
  • Compulsion Resistant - Members of the brotherhood of the five can not be effected by vampire compulsion.
  • Enhanced Speed - Connor Jordan displayed enhanced speed and relaxes, at one point saying; 'I'm faster than the normal hunter.' As a member of The Five, it is assumed that Jeremy too gained these abilities. This is demonstrated in O Come, All Ye Faithful when he moves very quickly to try and stake Elena.


White Oak Ash Dagger

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Alexander and the White Oak Ash Dagger

  • Forged by witches as a means of providing a weapon capable of subduing an Original Vampire. When dipped in the ash of the White Oak Tree dating from the genesis of the vampire race and placed in their heart, the dagger will neutralize any Original vampire.

The Sword of Alexander

  • The original five received swords from the dying witch bearing the symbol.
  • Together with the hunter's tattoo, the sword is the key to the map for the cure for Vampirism.
  • Rebekah buried Alexander's sword with his body, in the church they had chosen for their wedding. It is possible that church was Chiesa della Martorana, in Italy.
  • Klaus excavated and found the sword in the episode, The Killer.


  • Hunter Instinct - When awakened, a hunter becomes filled with a supernatural urge to kill vampires. The more vampires a hunter kills, the stronger the urge becomes. This urge is purely subconscious, and forces a hunter to try to kill a vampire even if the he or she does not want to.
  • Mortality - Despite their enhanced strength and stamina, hunters are still human and can be injured and killed in the same ways.


Season 4


Alexander is a common and ancient name derived from the Greek "Αλεξανδρος " (Aléxandros) meaning "defending men" or "protector of men", a compound of the verb "ἀλέξω" (alexō), "to ward off, to avert, to defend" and the noun "ἀνδρός" (andros), genitive of "ἀνήρ" (anēr), "man". The most famous bearer of this name is, of course, Alexander the Great of Macedonia. The feminine form of Alexander is Alexandra.


  • In the series, Alexander is the third mighty hunter who has interactions with Rebekah.
    • Mikael - After waking up, he has a conversation with Rebekah about Esther's death, Klaus and their family.
    • Alaric Saltzman - She meets him although he is supposed to be dead, but Alaric is limited to attacking her with the White Oak stake.
  • The marking on the guard of Alexander's sword is the same as the tattoo on Connor Jordan's arm. The sword is the key to deciphering the map for the ultimate weapon against vampires. But as we learned later, it was not the symbol that was necessary for the translation, but the device that was hidden in the hilt.
  • Alexander claimed he loved Rebekah and that he wanted to take her with him and they even planned to get married.
  • When The Five daggered the Originals, Niklaus killed them all, including his sister's beloved Alexander. Klaus was haunted by the hunters to the point of trying to commit suicide - except that he is immortal.
  • Alexander was buried along with his sword by Rebekah in the church that they picked for their marriage in Italy.
  • Klaus managed to find the Sword in episode The Killer.
  • Alexander looks suspiciously like the character Groosalugg from Angel TV Series.
  • Alexander and Jonathan Gilbert shared many similarities because they both were vampire hunters, both had special weapons to destroy vampires and both despised vampires to the point it caused them to betray their own lovers. For Alexander it was Rebekah, and for Johnathan it was Pearl
  • Alexander is the reason why Rebekah has her moments of weakness to this day.
  • How Alexander found out that Rebekah was an Original is unknown.
  • Alexander would execute vampires as a display to the public.
  • He comes back in The Walking Dead and Graduation as a ghost.
  • He knew about the existence of werewolves.
  • In the books, Alexander is one of the Old Ones, but nothing is known of the ancient vampire, except his name. It isn't known if Alexander (the Old One) is based off Alexander, from the series.
  • Since the collapse of The Other Side, it is most likely he found peace or was sucked into oblivion.



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    • I would really like for Alexander to appear on the show again, I just don't know how they could incorporate him into the story.

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