|“||If you had told me a few hours ago, I wouldn’t have cared a lick about her dying. But, as it turns out... You may be of use to me after all.||”|
The antagonistic relationship between the cured vampire/ human doppelgänger Elena Gilbert and the Original Hybrid Klaus Mikaelson. Klaus returned to town for the sole purpose of killing Elena in the sacrifice, which he eventually achieved. After discovering that she had returned to life, Klaus tried to kill her, but realised that she was the key to making hybrids so kept her alive for her blood and devoted himself to protecting her so that he could have an army.
They are known as "Klena" by fans.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
- Klaus has a history with the Petrova Doppelgängers. He fell in love with the first Petrova Doppelgänger Tatia.
- Klaus sacrificed Elena to break the hybrid curse.