|“||Dad, I'm okay. I've learned to adapt. I don't need to be fixed. I can't be fixed.||”|
— Caroline to Bill
Caroline Forbes is a vampire and the best friend of Bonnie Bennett and Elena Gilbert. Before Caroline's transition, she was known for her insecurities, which caused her to be excessively competitive, especially with Elena.
Throughout the series, Caroline begins dating Elena's ex-boyfriend, Matt Donovan, who encourages her to become a more caring, kind, and selfless young woman. In the season one finale, Caroline is severely injured in a car wreck and suffers from internal bleeding.
Damon Salvatore feeds Caroline his blood to heal her. Later that night, Caroline is smothered to death with a pillow by Katherine Pierce who found out that Damon gave her some of his blood. Caroline is shown to be very strong for her age as a new vampire. Katherine plans to use Caroline to her own advantage, eventually giving her to Klaus to kill in the sacrifice. Damon saves her from being used in the sacrifice.
Caroline's new vampire nature adds stress to her relationship with Matt and this eventually causes them to break up, despite their love for each other. Matt's werewolf friend, Tyler Lockwood, falls for Caroline after she helps him with his first full moon. They begin a relationship, and gradually fall in love. Klaus also falls for her, claiming he likes her because she's "too smart to be seduced" by him. She kisses Klaus while he is in Tyler's body, unaware of the fact and believing Tyler is dying.
Caroline Forbes is a member of the Forbes Family.
Caroline is strong and determined, much like her mother, Elizabeth Forbes. She is extremely loyal and protective of her friends. She has a sensitive and loving nature. Despite having a confident exterior, underneath it all, Caroline was very insecure to begin with and upset that she could never say the right thing to make guys fall for her. This tends to make her an overachiever at times, creating flaws and complexities in her character, leading to various matters that factor into her development as she overcomes them. Especially when it came to Elena, as she always felt she was in Elena's shadow, and she seems very jealous of Elena. She considers Elena her competition when it comes to life in general.
Over time, she and Elena grew much closer, and Caroline overcame these insecurities and became confident in herself. Becoming a vampire made her see the world in a different light, and she matured as well. She became much more strong-willed, and people feared her because she was an unpredictable vampire and very strong for her age. She becomes much more responsible and protective, especially proven when she comforted Tyler on the night of his first full moon and refused to leave him, despite knowing one bite would kill her. Ironically, she appreciates life more since becoming a vampire.
Season OneCaroline first came off as insensitive when she saw Elena Gilbert on the first day of school after Elena's parents had been killed in a car crash. During the back to school party, she found new guy Stefan Salvatore and flirtatiously invited him to go on a walk with her, but was insulted when he rebuffed her advances and showed an interest in Elena. She then told Bonnie Bennett that it was a competition, with Elena.
Caroline also showed attraction to Damon Salvatore who used her for his own amusement, enjoyment, and to get into the Lockwoods' to retrieve his crystal. While with Damon, Caroline wore scarves around her neck to cover the bruises and bite marks left from when Damon fed on her, and he compelled her to do so. Caroline went to the annual Founders' Party with Damon as her escort once he compelled her to take him. She was against taking him in case her mother caught her. She followed him into a room were he found an amber crystal that he said belonged to him.Later, Elena noticed the bruises and bite marks on Caroline for the first time and Caroline tried to brush Elena off. Elena confronted Damon, and afterwards he took Caroline away and started to feed on her, mad she had revealed something to Elena. He instantly became mysteriously weakened until Stefan arrived and revealed that he had spiked Caroline's drink with vervain, knowing that was the only way to stop him. Damon collapsed after drinking her blood. Stefan then took Damon into the basement of the Salvatore boarding house and removed his ring as a precaution. After Caroline regained consciousness, she realized Damon had left the party, but had also left his crystal behind. She took it for herself.
Elena came to Caroline's aid and she broke down crying on Elena's shoulder as the stress of her brush with death finally got to her. While Damon is locked up in the basement, Caroline hosts the Sexy Suds Car Wash as a charity event. During her work, Damon uses his mental connection with her to compel her from a distance into freeing him from his prison. He intended to kill her for blood to strengthen him but he was stopped by Zach Salvatore, who was killed after trying to recapture Damon. Caroline managed to escape from Damon's clutches by running into the sun. He could not follow her because Stefan had taken his ring.Before the Halloween party, Caroline gives Bonnie Damon's crystal for her Halloween costume since she was dressing as a witch and wanted rid of it. Damon later confronted her about the crystal, but she told him Bonnie had it. He compelled her to host a party at The Grill and told her to get the crystal back. Caroline did as he asked and tried to get it, but the crystal shocked her and Bonnie was offended because she had tried to rip it from her neck. This ruined Caroline and Bonnie's friendship. When he saw that she had failed, Damon told her she was shallow and useless, leaving her upset and heartbroken. She then went to drink out her sorrows. She starts a drunken conversation with Matt Donovan, and he later drives her home and secretly spends the night with her after she asks him not to leave her alone. He sneaks out in the morning, freaked out that he may like her. He later tells her he hated her, but she seems to be growing on him.
She thought Matt was distancing himself from her, but he pointed out that he has treated her the same since they were children. They bonded and started dating each other, even though she knew Matt was still in love with Elena. Matt's mother, Kelly Donovan, didn't like Elizabeth and made it clear that she was not fond of Caroline either, upon her return. She constantly called Caroline Matt's rebound girl. Matt was meant to be her escort for the "Miss Mystic Falls" competition, but he had to work so she got a replacement escort. She won, and became Miss Mystic Falls. She was thrilled and hugged Elena, who was very happy for her.
Caroline and Matt were being driven home by Tyler Lockwood on Founder's Day, and Caroline was in the front seat. Tyler reacted to the device and the car went out of control, driving into a barrier. After he was deemed alive and fine, Caroline collapsed due to internal injuries. She was rushed to the hospital where the doctors took her into surgery. A tearful Elizabeth told Matt that her chances weren't very good but that the surgeons would do everything they could.
Caroline walks through Mystic Falls, on the phone with Elena about Elena's birthday party which is going to happen if Caroline has anything to do with it, though Elena is less enthusiastic. Caroline brings up how Elizabeth came across vampire attacks in Tennessee. Caroline meets up with Tyler. At the Grill, Matt switches places with Jeremy because Caroline and Tyler sit in his section and he doesn't want to have to wait on them.
Caroline tells Tyler that Carol has been acting strange lately and that she was eying her yesterday. Jeremy arrives to take their order and Caroline realizes that Matt is trying to avoid them. Tyler comes to his mother's defense by saying they're together a lot of the time. Caroline acts shocked at the idea of something more than a friendship with Tyler. Later, Elena is telling Caroline about Damon as they sort through stuff. Every now and then, Tyler throws in his own opinion in response to Elena's problems, but his blunt attitude is driving Caroline crazy as Elena is in a delicate state and Tyler isn't being very sympathetic about her situation.
Elena gets a call from Bonnie and leaves the room. Caroline tells Tyler he's not allowed to know everything she tells him. Tyler says he should go so he can pick up Sophie and he leaves. Caroline and Elena arrive in the Stoner Den where they find Matt. He gives Elena a kiss on the cheek and says happy birthday to her, ignoring Caroline. Caroline tells Elena that Matt hates her and that's why he's on drugs but Elena tells her that he's on drugs because he misses her, not because he hates her. Later, Caroline watches Tyler dance with Sophie and drinks. Matt shows up and asks about Tyler and Sophie.
Matt says he's uncomfortable because of Caroline and Tyler's friendship. Caroline compels Sophie to leave. Caroline upsets Elena when she brings up Stefan and tries to apologise but is drunk. As Caroline goes through the crowd, Tyler stops her and asks for an explanation for earlier. He says if he shouldn't be dating, then she should say something. They kiss passionately, and end up sleeping together. Caroline gets dressed as Tyler sleeps and goes downstairs where Carol is waiting for her, and she heard everything. Caroline tries to leave but Carol shoots her with vervain.
Caroline is trapped in a dungeon, tied to a chair by chains. She calls out for help, but no one is there. A mysterious man comes down the stairs, and Caroline calls out to him. He opens the door and walks in, and Caroline looks at him. He says hello to her, and she realizes he is Bill, her father.
Caroline tries to pull the contraptions loose, but can't make them budge. She calls out to her dad but he doesn’t show up. Instead, smoke comes out of the dungeon vents. Caroline instantly begins to cough and choke. Then Bill walks in, lifts her chin up so that they're face-to-face, and says he's sorry that this happened to her. He asks how she can walk in the sun and Caroline then looks at her ring. He slips the ring off her finger and tosses it on the ground next to her. He explains that her ancestors put this torture chamber together themselves, complete with a vervain ventilation system, a reinforced steel containment chair, and a window.
Bill whips out a blood bag and holds it in front of her, taunting her and anticipating what her reaction will be. Caroline has been locked up for a long time and therefore is malnourished, so of course her vampire urges kick in and she tries to get to it. Bill says that blood controls her and he pulls a chain that opens the window. She is burned by the sun and cries out in pain, begging him to stop. After the sunlight is shut out, the steel contraptions cut into her skin and her burns fail to heal. Bill reveals Carol called him and told him about Caroline being a vampire.
Caroline tells him she learned to adapt, but he holds the blood bag in front of her again. Bill locks her up and is confronted by Elizabeth who has her gun. Caroline hears Elizabeth defending her and Elizabeth calls for Tyler. Elizabeth shoots a threatening bullet at Bill when he tries to block the entrance to the torture chamber so he lets Tyler enter. Tyler breaks the locks on the door and the steel contraptions around Caroline's arms and legs.
She mentions her ring, so he grabs it and places it back on her finger. Tyler picks her up and carries her to safety. At Caroline's house, Caroline feeds to regain her strength. She thanks her mother. Tyler appears in the doorway so Elizabeth leaves after Caroline thanks her for believing in her. Tyler jokes about giving Caroline a hard time for sneaking out on him. She laughs, but begins to cry instead. He climbs in bed next to her to comfort her, as she says her father hates her.
Caroline and Bonnie arrive unexpectedly at Elena's. They catch up in the kitchen as Bonnie was away for the summer. Bonnie says her father's side of the family is boring, but Caroline says she would love a normal family after all she's been through. Elena's necklace then burns her and Bonnie, the spell giving off an electric current. At the latest Mystic Falls celebration, Caroline, Bonnie, and Elena are on the outskirts of the event as they try to figure out what's wrong with Elena's necklace.
While Bonnie reads up on an identification spell that she thinks will be useful, Caroline sees seizes the opportunity to question Elena about her motives with Damon and if she's switching Salvatores. Elena says her and Damon are searching for Stefan, nothing more. Caroline explains that if her father can't change her, there's no hope for Damon to change. Bonnie then tells them to look at the necklace, that is now floating in the air. That evening, Caroline and Elena continue to speculate about the necklace despite that they're amongst a group of supernatural-hating Founding Family members.
Caroline asks if Stefan ever told Elena where he got the necklace, and Elena says he never mentioned it but that she never asked either. Caroline and Elena rely on Bonnie to discover the truth. Alaric joins the girls as they head toward the door and Damon is mentioned again. Caroline then sees Bill and quickly leaves, unable to speak to him. Tyler finds Caroline relaxing on his bed, where she has been since seeing Bill at the party.
They start to kiss, but her phone rings and she answers it. Elena tells her there's an emergency. Caroline rushes to save Bill from Damon who is feeding on him. Caroline forces Bill to drink her blood to heal him. Caroline beats Damon in their fight and leaves with Bill. Caroline knows Elena is attracted to Damon and is annoyed when she won't admit it. Elena reveals she won't admit it because she isn't sure what it means. Bill thanks Caroline for saving him.
Caroline, Elena, Bonnie, and Tyler plan for Senior Prank Night. In a dark hallway, Tyler is trying to be romantic with Caroline but she brings up Matt, asking if he thinks he's okay. Tyler tells Caroline that Matt is struggling, but he is happy. Rebekah turns up, introduces herself as the new girl, and then attacks. Caroline wakes up on the floor and tries to figure out where she is while Rebekah talks about mobile phones.
Rebekah says that Tyler had his neck snapped by Klaus while Caroline unconscious is "dead-ish" and explains that he'll be a hybrid when he wakes up. When Tyler wakes up, Caroline and Rebekah tell him he is now a hybrid. Klaus arrives. Caroline tells Tyler not to drink the blood Klaus brings him, but he does. Tyler later assures Caroline that he's okay. Caroline thinks it's too good to be true but acts relieved.
Caroline, Elena, and Bonnie stand amongst a group of overly excited students outside school. It's their first day of senior year, but they don't look like they're looking forward to it. Caroline decides to accept everything that's happened and encourages Bonnie and Elena. Inside, Elena has just finished talking to Damon on the phone when she sees Caroline putting up fliers for the annual back-to-school bonfire. When Elena admits that she forgot about the bonfire, Caroline instantly begins to try to convince her to go before Elena says she's going anyway.
Tyler kisses Caroline in the middle of her conversation with Elena, and Caroline quickly realizes that something isn't right. Elena spots a blood stain on his shirt, and Caroline leads him into the bathroom. Elena checks the bathroom for eavesdroppers while Tyler explains himself: Rebekah gave him a blood bag. They go to Alaric's class. Stefan arrives, shocking everyone. Rebekah then arrives and takes a seat, too. Later, Tyler's on the football field whilst Caroline's on the sidelines engaging in cheer practice. She is no longer captain and she is no longer interested in cheerleading, either. Bonnie reveals she quit.
Rebekah arrives and Caroline is not okay with it, knowing Rebekah's up to no good. Rebekah teases Caroline, saying she's planning on taking her place. Caroline runs over to Tyler, stopping him from compelling his coach into letting them leave practice early so they can get drunk at the bonfire. She can't change his mind. Caroline makes sure the old Forbes jail cell is ready for Stefan. Tyler arrives late. Tyler refuses to get to Carol's vervain supply because of his loyalty to Klaus, so Damon stabs him and knocks him out.
Damon tells Caroline that Tyler is loyal to Klaus because Klaus sired him. He tells Caroline to get a new boyfriend when she asks how to fix it. Tyler wakes up to find Caroline with him. She tells him she brought him home. He asks what's wrong, and she tells him he's turned into the old him, the way he was before he was a werewolf. He apologizes, saying she brings out the best in him and he wouldn't be complete without her.
Caroline and Bonnie assist with the decorations at the latest Mystic Falls community gathering. Bonnie tells Caroline about Jeremy seeing the ghosts of Vicki and Anna. Damon arrives, greeting them as "Blondie" and "Witchy." Damon tells Bonnie that when she sent Vicki back to the other side, Mason's ghost began haunting him. Later, we see Matt promises Bonnie that he hasn't seen Vicki since they sent her back. Caroline asks Bonnie why she's pinpointing Vicki in particular, and Bonnie explains that if Vicki isn't the culprit, there’s a much bigger problem brewing.
Matt agrees and asks to be let out of it. After Matt walks away, Bonnie drops her Grimoire and it randomly opens up to a specific page, which turns out to be a manifestation spell used to reveal ghosts. Later, Bonnie and Caroline are down in the basement of the old house where Bonnie brought Jeremy back to life. Caroline is concerned about the witches that used to haunt the place but Bonnie reassures her they're gone. As Caroline finishes lighting the last of the candles, Bonnie begins chanting. Caroline stands awkwardly and looks concerned when a breeze begins, freaking her out.
Caroline tries to interrupt Bonnie but she continues and eventually they see Grams. Grams says hello to Caroline and then explains to Bonnie why all of the ghostly situations are occurring: Bonnie opened up the door to the other side when they sent Vicki back and an old witch on that side gave a free pass to anybody with unfinished business. Grams say that witches talk, even on the other side. Caroline's standing in the background smiling and trying not to disturb the moment. Caroline later fills Elena in on the phone about what Grams said.
The key to everything is Elena's necklace but this time Bonnie has to destroy it. Elena says she walked in on Jeremy and Anna kissing. Later, Caroline calls Elena again because the necklace isn't where Damon told them it would be and they can't contact him. Elena disregards her worries because she has another plan in mind and tells Caroline to stop Bonnie from sending the ghosts back, for now. Elena tells Caroline that Lexi is helping Stefan again. Bonnie overhears and asks Caroline. Caroline eventually relents and tells Bonnie about Jeremy and Anna's kiss. Caroline assures Bonnie that they will find the necklace.
They begin searching Damon's room. Jeremy calls Bonnie, and Caroline answers it. Jeremy tells Caroline that the ghosts of the tomb vampires killed Tobias Fell and to be careful as her family will be next. Caroline suggests Anna took the necklace but Jeremy defends her. Caroline warns him to be careful before he loses everything. Caroline and Bonnie are on their way to the witch house when they see that something isn't right. Caroline spots Carol's car on the sidewalk. Frederick's ghost walks in front of Bonnie's car, causing her to come to a sudden halt. The rest of the tomb vampires' ghosts appear, and Caroline decides to do something. Caroline tells Bonnie to drive off as she gets out, and to send them all back to the other side. She fights the ghosts off until they're sent back to the other side, leaving Caroline alone on the street.
Caroline is with Tyler at school and they're working on decorations for the upcoming Homecoming dance. Tyler asks if they can leave to go and eat. Caroline realizes Tyler wants to feed on people. He tells her Rebekah has some friends who "enjoy being fed on," and he enjoys it. He tells her Matt is going to the dance with Rebekah that night. Caroline is visibly jealous. Tyler assures her if he's sired to anyone, it's her. That night, the gym is flooded so the dance is cancelled, annoying Caroline.
Tyler throws a party at his house to compensate. Caroline is confused about how Tyler managed to do all of this so quickly. Caroline finds Elena and Matt and tells them that Klaus is there, but becomes suspicious when they don't act that surprised. Later, Tyler confronts her about plans to kill Klaus and doesn't believe Caroline when she says she isn't involved in any scheme to kill him. Caroline says he can't be trusted anymore but he stabs her with vervain. Later, Matt checks Caroline's pulse and questions Tyler on what happened.
Tyler tells Matt to get Caroline away from there, but Matt wants to know what's happening. Tyler tells Matt all he does is to protect Caroline. Tyler tells Matt to get Caroline and anyone else he cares about away from the party quickly and leaves. Caroline wakes up in her room. Tyler appears and asks if she's okay, apologizing, but she says she's past forgiveness. Tyler asks her if she would have left if she had known that the others were trying to take down Klaus. Caroline asks how they're meant to be together if Tyler is sired to Klaus, but he says he's okay with it. Tyler begs Caroline not to turn her back on him.
As Caroline's driving to school, she sees Tyler who is standing near her car; she's not happy to have to face him. She tells him she can't talk to him but asks what he's doing about Klaus. He says he isn't doing anything and he can't put her first, as much as he wants to. He gives Caroline a birthday present and leaves. She finds his present is a silver charm bracelet. As she returns home, she isn't any happier. She's surprised with an enthusiastic Elena, Bonnie, and Matt wishing her a happy birthday. Elena explains that because Caroline ditched school she missed out on their "birthday work of art" displayed on her locker, so they're bringing the party to her. Caroline doesn't try to hide how disinterested she is.
Caroline points out she's frozen and is never going to be eighteen. Bonnie, Elena, Caroline, and Matt walk into a strange old building that's in the middle of the woods. Elena says that instead of a birthday, Caroline needs a funeral in order to mourn her old life and move on. Elena, Matt, and Bonnie list Caroline's human qualities and accomplishments. Bonnie uses her powers to light the candles on Caroline's cake and Elena asks Caroline to make a wish. Later, Elena, Bonnie, Matt, and Caroline are still held up in the creepy building. Caroline is busy on her phone and Elena is skeptical about what she's doing.
Caroline admits that she might have text messaged Tyler. Bonnie defends Caroline and turns on Elena, mad at her for having Damon compel Jeremy to leave town. Matt intervenes and Bonnie leaves. Caroline, Elena, and Matt are laughing at something when Tyler arrives. Tyler apologizes, saying that he doesn't mean to crash the party. Matt doesn't seem impressed that Tyler's there, but Caroline jumps up immediately and is ready to talk to him. Matt says that he just wants Caroline to be happy. In the woods, Tyler is attempting to take back everything that he said that morning to Caroline. He says that he refuses to let Klaus control him and then he tells her that he loves her.
They begin kissing, and Tyler bites Caroline. Tyler runs away and Caroline is left to panic and suffer alone as his bite is killing her. Matt knocks on Caroline's door as he yells for Elizabeth. He hurriedly carries Caroline into her house and lays her down, all the while trying to tell Elizabeth what he thinks happened. Caroline is in a horrible state and it looks like her bite has already worsened immensely. Klaus shows up, saying that he's there to help but Matt is angry; Elizabeth ends up inviting him in because she had no other option.
Caroline is resting when Klaus makes his appearance. He enters Caroline's room, after which she questions whether or not he'd come to kill her. He asks her if she thinks that low of him to kill her on her birthday, to which she responds with a yes. He checks her bite and apologizes, telling her that she was simply collateral damage and that it was nothing personal. He says he loves birthdays but Caroline rebuffs his comment, rhetorically asking him if he was a billion years old. He tells her that she'd have to adjust her perception of time due to the fact that she is now a vampire, and to celebrate that she is no longer bound by trivial human conventions.
He explains to her that with her immortality as a vampire she is free but Caroline disagrees, stating that she is dying instead. Klaus tells her that he could let her die if she truly believed that her existence had no meaning, admitting that he had thought about it several times himself. He then explains to her that the rest of the world is waiting for her, filled with great cities, art, music, and genuine beauty, convincing her to want to stay alive. Klaus then gives her his blood. Caroline wakes up the next morning, having been cured by Klaus' blood. Klaus also left her a bracelet as a birthday gift.
Caroline comes home to find Tyler in her living room. He wants to apologize and says thinks he has a solution for learning to resist Klaus' power over him. He called Bill, who's there now and willing to help teach him how to resist his sire bond since he knows how to resist compulsion. Bill attaches Tyler to chains in the dungeon and explains that the sire bond comes from feeling a debt. Tyler has to make himself turn as then he won't feel like he owes Klaus anything for taking that away. Tyler is willing to give it a try to have his freedom.
Caroline's at the hospital as she waits to check in on Bill after Tyler attacked him. Meredith, who gave Bill the blood that healed him, is unhappy that Bill is ungrateful. She apologizes to Caroline for her attitude. Caroline is hurt to know that Bill was discharged the previous night. She meets Elena down the hall and says Meredith is nice but intense. Caroline calls Bill but hears his phone ringing in a nearby room. Caroline and Elena enter the room and find Bill's dead body.
Elena remembers he has vampire blood in his system just as he wakes up. Caroline looks out for Bill but once he says he's not going to feed, she's flooded with horror. He says he wants to die. At Caroline's house, Caroline suggests to Elena that Klaus may have made Tyler kill Bill, but Elena doubts it. Caroline says she will force her father to feed, but Elena reminds her it isn't his choice. Caroline begins to cry as Matt shows up and hugs her. Later, Caroline suggests calling Stephen but Bill says to do it once he's dead. Bill assures Caroline he loves her and she begs him to stay, but he tells her it would be wrong. Bill dies.
Klaus sends Caroline a dress and invites her to the ball that Esther has arranged. She refuses to go but when she sees Rebekah inviting Matt, she changes her mind. She tries to find a dress in her wardrobe that she likes more than the one Klaus gave her before relenting and wearing the dress and his bracelet to the ball. Klaus notices her immediately but his greeting is rebuffed as she rushes to find a drink instead.
Klaus partners her during the Waltz but she spends a lot of time staring over at Matt and Rebekah whilst giving an excuse of being unprepared as the reason she is wearing his gown. Klaus asks Caroline why she is wearing his bracelet as well. Before she can reply, he compliments her dancing abilities and she declares that she is Miss Mystic Falls and Klaus says he knows. Later, Klaus approaches Caroline outside whilst she is watching a horse and they discuss their relationships with their late fathers.
Klaus relays a story of how one of his horses was once killed as his father tried to kill him. Caroline tells him that she is a good person and likes people and people like her, unlike him. She leaves. He also shows her his collection of art, revealing that he is also an amateur artist. Caroline is surprised to learn that the beautiful drawings were done by him. He offers to take her to see the beauty of the world.
Caroline asks what its like to get whatever he wants at a snap of his fingers and comes to the conclusion that this is why he creates hybrids. Klaus tells her to stop making assumptions and to leave. She continues to voice her realization that the reason he does this is because he father never loved him and so he believes that no one else would either. She tells him the reason he doesn't connect with people is because he doesn't try. Caroline walks away in anger. When Caroline returns home, Klaus has left her another gift on her bed. Caroline discovers that he has drawn a portrait of her with the horse and thanked her for being so honest with him.
Damon came up with a plan to try and get Elena out of danger by trying to find a loophole. If one were to stab an Original, all four would fall. Caroline agrees to distract Klaus who is with Kol at the Grill. After Caroline rejects the drink he offers her and leaves, Klaus thinks Kol is challenging him to win her over, so follows her, almost getting hit by a car. Klaus says he's over their "spat" and tries to charm her into talking. They sit together and she says she's too smart to be seduced by him, but he says, "Well, that's why I like you." He feels it when Alaric stabs Kol and demands Caroline tell him what she did, but she insists she did nothing as he leaves to find Kol.
Caroline begins to help Abby with her transformation. She encourages Jamie to help with Abby. Later, she sees Abby packing as she has decided to leave so that she won't hurt anyone else. Caroline, along with Elena and Matt, meets up with Damon and Stefan, discovering a way to kill Klaus. Caroline asks Matt to keep Rebekah occupied because she didn't want her or Klaus to know that Tyler has returned.
Caroline prepares the 70's dance. Tyler shows up, determined to make Caroline make a decision regarding them, and he and Caroline dance together until Klaus arrives. Tyler steps aside to prevent Klaus from knowing he has broken his sire bond. Klaus informs Caroline he is leaving and asks her to come but she refuses, infuriating Klaus, who leaves. Stefan tells Caroline and Tyler that Esther is at the old cemetery and Matt and Jeremy are going there. Tyler confesses his anger in letting Caroline dance with Klaus before Caroline tells him he loves her.Alaric keeps Caroline hostage to lure Elena to the school. He tortures her by pushing pencils into her hands and wrapping a vervain-soaked piece of cloth around her mouth. Elena eventually comes and frees Caroline from Alaric. Caroline attends the small victory party with Tyler, Bonnie, Matt, and Jeremy where they toast to the loss of Klaus.
Elizabeth and Carol tell Caroline and Tyler to leave the town as the council knows who they actually are. They agree to leave. Later, once hearing Klaus is dead, Caroline rushes to Tyler whom is of Klaus' bloodline. They kiss but Tyler tells her to leave as he doesn't want her to watch him die. Caroline refuses so Tyler starts to turn in to a werewolf and she runs.
Physical AppearanceMain: Caroline Forbes / Appearance
Caroline is naturally beautiful. She usually wears feminine clothes, nice shirts and skirts but throughout the other part of Season 1 she wears more trousers. As the series has progressed her style changed dramatically, from a girly style to a more natural look. When first introduced, Caroline dressed very girly and wore bright colors with different hairstyles to suit her outfit. As the series progressed, Caroline's style has changed dramatically, having turned darker since she turned into a vampire, but stayed natural as well. At the beginning of Season 2 her clothes were more edgy and striking but throughout Season 2 she has worn more mature clothes.
"I got the other brother. Hope you don't mind." -- Friday Night Bites
"You manipulated me, you pushed me around, abused me, erased my memories, fed on me. I have a message from Katherine. She said, 'Game on.'" -- Brave New World
"So you're saying now I'm an insecure, neurotic control freak on crack?"
"Why are you looking at him with your serious vampire look? You know, it's different from your worried vampire look. Neither of which strays far from your Hey, it's Tuesday look."
"Good news. Doctor Damon said that the vervain is almost out of your system."
"I'm going to take you home. You're going to forget that I'm a vampire. You'll remember you got sick with the flu. You had a fever, chills and ickiness, but I made you soup. It was really salty. We bickered. You got better, and then your selfish little daughter who loves you, no matter what, went right back to ignoring you. And all was right in the world."
-- Plan B
"I was alone when I turned. I had no control over my body, my urges. And I killed somebody. I don't want that to happen to you. I don't want you to be alone."
"You can't do that. Everyone just needs to stop kissing me!"
-- The Descent
"I'm okay. I'm not girly little Caroline anymore. I can handle myself."
"Do you know what they did to me? No, it's too late, because we're not friends anymore. And what happened to me tonight, that will never happen again. So you take that back to your little werewolf pack, and you get the hell out of my house."
-- Daddy Issues
"Just 'cause I talk a lot it doesn't always mean I know what am I actually talking about."
"Well, instead of just bailing on me again, you could just say, 'Thank you, Caroline for taking care of me. And I'm sorry that I tried to chow down on you again.'"
"Dad, I'm okay. I've learned to adapt. I don't need to be fixed. I can't be fixed."
"So, you are not like, switching Salvatores, are you?"
"I just want this school year to be great, you know? I just want everyone to be happy. Even in the midst of all the crazy unhappy bits."
"Vampire 101. Don't wear your breakfast to school."
"Why should I let the fact that my boyfriend was turned into a hybrid put a damper on my day?"
"Please tell me that is a recipe for witch cookies."
"You are an ever bigger idiot than I thought, Jeremy. So wake up before you lose everything."
-- Ghost World
"Matt is an innocent, good person who should not be going to dances with evil blood sluts."
"I finally almost got your mom to stop hating me, so I probably shouldn't get caught in some kind of vampire threesome with her son."
Powers and Abilities
Some of these powers are more potent when the vampire gets older and feeds on human blood.
- Super Strength - Vampires are much stronger than humans and grow stronger with time. Even new vampires who are still in transition can toss a fully grown human across a room with great speed and force. Their strength is also more powerful then werewolves that are not in wolf form.
- Super Speed - Vampires can accelerate their movements to cover short distances in an instant, faster than the human eye can see. When running across long distances, they appear as vibrating blurs of motion.
- Emotional Control - The supernatural ability to control and manipulate the emotions of one's self, and can turn on and off emotions and humanity.
- Heightened Senses - Vampires can hear distant conversations, smell blood, and see in total darkness.
- Mind Compulsion - Vampires have the ability to control minds, plague people's dreams, and alter/erase human memories.
- Immortality - A vampire stops aging once turned. Upon their transformation, vampires then on become immune to all conventional illness, disease, virus and infection. The only known disease or infection that can kill a vampire is a werewolf bite.
- Healing Factor - Vampires heal extremely quickly, but still feel the pain of a wound before it heals. The only injury they cannot be cure from is a werewolf bite.
- Vervain - When ingested, vervain causes a vampire to become severely weak and feverish. Also, If a vampire's skin is exposed to vervain, it can result in burning them.
- Wood - If a vampire is wounded by wood it will cause the vampire to become severely weak and if a vampire takes a wooden stake through its heart it will result in death.
- Heart Extraction - The act of removing a vampire's heart will result in death.
- Werewolf Bite - The bite of a werewolf is extremely lethal to normal vampires.
- Magic - Witches are able to give supernatural aneurysms that cause the blood vessels of vampires to explode.
- Decapitation - The act of dismembering or removing the head of a vampire will result in death.
- Uninvited Invitation - Vampires cannot enter a house without being invited in. If they are in the house without being invited in they will become disoriented.
- Vampire bloodline - Vampires who were turned by an original who turned others will die if the original is staked by the white oak stake.
Attitudes toward humans
Caroline after feeding
As a new vampire, Caroline remains loyal towards humans, despite her uncontrollable urges to kill. After murdering her first human, Caroline feels extremely guilty over her actions. Stefan teaches her how to adjust to her new life as a vampire, and she is now able to feed without severely harming or killing someone. Like Damon, she drinks blood from blood bags instead of hunting humans or animals.
- Caroline is a female form of "Carolus", which in turn is a latin form of Charles, derived from the German world Karl, that means simply, a free man.
- Many of Elena's characteristics in the novels seem to be given to Caroline in the show. Also in the novels, Elena becomes a vampire whilst in the series, it's Caroline.
- In the novels Caroline is an antagonist who first conspired with Tyler to blame Stefan for the murders and later got pregnant by him, turning her into a werewolf. In the series, she is a protagonist and a vampire, therefore can never get pregnant.
- Caroline is the second main character to become a vampire, after Vicki and before Jenna. She is the only one of the three not to be killed by the person who turned them, and the only one to still be alive. Vicki was killed by Damon, and Jenna was killed by Klaus.
- Caroline finds the corpse of Vicki who was turned by Damon. Caroline will later also be turned by Damon.
- Unlike Vicki, Caroline isn't turned into a vampire by Damon intentionally, having been killed by Katherine. Damon killed Vicki out of boredom.
- Caroline has interacted with all the main characters.
- In the novels, Katherine manipulates Vicki, but in the series, Katherine threatens Caroline.
- Caroline is the first vampire to be bitten by a successful hybrid created by Klaus: Tyler.
- The only main characters she hasn't had romantic feelings for, or haven't had romantic feelings for her, are Jeremy Gilbert and Alaric Saltzman. She used to have a crush on Stefan Salvatore and has been in relationships with Damon, Matt Donovan, and Tyler. Klaus seems to be in love, or falling in love, with her.
- Caroline's favourite human blood type is B+.
- Caroline's favourite blood type also doubles as her personal motto: "Be Positive!"
- Caroline is usually referred to as "Barbie Vampire" by Damon. As a human, he called her "Blondie."
- Caroline is the vampire who has been tortured the most in the series, followed by Stefan, and Damon.
- Rose, Damon, Katherine, Caroline, and Stefan have all received a werewolf bite. Rose is the only one to never receive the cure, and so died.
- Candice Accola is actually a few months older than Sara Canning. She is 25, making her the oldest female main cast member.
- In season 1, Caroline never appeared in the episodes:
- In season 2, Caroline never appeared in the episodes:
- In season 3, Caroline never appeared in the episodes: