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Alexei "Alex" Romanov is a character who appeared only in the The Vampire Diaries: Digital Comic's story Loyal Dogs. He is a vampire who was turned by Katherine Pierce.

Early History

Alexei was born on 12 August [O.S. 30 July] 1904 in Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. He was the youngest of five children and the only son born to Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. His older sisters were the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.

Alexei inherited hemophilia from his mother Alexandra. But Grigori Rasputin has found a way to save the boy: he made a deal with Katerina Petrova. She turned Alex and Rasputin broke his neck.

Digital Comics

In Loyal Dogs,


Alexei is a Ripper, which means he has little control over who he is killing. What can be seen from the comics, he has little regard for human life as is and even blackmails Tyler into helping him kill Katherine.

Physical Appearance

Alexei had short, dark brown hair and brown eyes. He wore a green, long-sleeved shirt and black pants.

Powers and Abilities

Alexei possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a non-original vampire.


Alexei has the typical weaknesses of a non-original vampire.


The Vampire Diaries: Digital Comic


  • Alexei is a Russian and Bulgarian male first name deriving from the Greek Alexios, and it means "defender". It came from various variations of the name "Alexey".[1]
  • Romanov is Russian and a variation of Romanoff. It means "son of Roman.[2]


  • He is a fictional version of a real person - Alexei Romanov.
  • He was introduced only in the digital comic.



See also