|“||Nature keeps a balance to everything.||”|
— Emily Bennett to Stefan Salvatore
Emily Bennett was an extremely powerful witch who lived during the 19th century. She was also a member and ancestor of the Bennett bloodline.
Emily was a member of Bennett Family.
Emily Bennett was born during the early 1800s, along the Bay Colony of New England. At some point in her life, she became the handmaiden of a vampire named Katherine Pierce.
According to her explanation, she and Katherine became close friends after the latter saved her life from an unspecified death. However, Katherine later betrayed Emily by informing the city council that Emily was a witch. Condemned to burn at the stake, Emily feared for the fate of her children. In a desperate attempt to protect her family, Emily promised Damon Salvatore that she would cast a spell to protect his beloved Katherine in exchange for protecting her lineage.
Powers and Abilities
Emily Bennett is one of the most powerful witches of the Bennett bloodline. Emily is said to be the only witch known to have created magical jewelry that enables its human wearer to return to life after being killed by a supernatural creature. Emily had also proved herself powerful enough to create multiple devices that could help the townspeople to rid the city of demons and monsters. While one of her inventions included a compass with the ability to detect vampires, another invention had the power to incapacitate every vampire and werewolf within a five block radius.
Among her many achievements, Emily Bennett is most notably known for imprisoning over two dozen vampires underneath the ruins of Fell's Church. According to Damon Salvatore, Emily Bennett channeled the energy of an over-passing comet to empower herself with enough strength to trap the vampires inside of the tomb for over 145 years.
- Lost Girls (flashback)
- 162 Candles (dream)
- History Repeating (ghost; possessed Bonnie)
- Children of the Damned
- Blood Brothers
- As I Lay Dying (voice only; through Bonnie)
- 500 Years of Solitude (flashback)
- Emily is from the Latin "Aemilius", meaning "rival". Not popular in English language until the 1700's.
- Emily Bennett was the first ghost shown in the series.
- Emily Bennett was the first witch shown to cast a resurrection spell.
- Since the collapse of The Other Side, Emily Bennett has either found peace or was sucked into oblivion.