|“||Your brother knows virtue you cannot even imagine.||”|
Finn Mikaelson is one of the Original Vampires and one of the oldest and deadliest immortal creatures in the world. He is the second son of Mikael and Esther. Finn is the younger brother of a deceased unnamed older brother, and the older brother of Elijah Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, Rebekah Mikaelson and Henrik Mikaelson. He is also the maternal older half-brother of Niklaus Mikaelson and the uncle of Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus and Hayley Marshall.
Finn as an Original Vampire is equally strong as his brothers if not more as he is the eldest of the brothers, he is skilled to thanks to his father, but not yet seen. He is shown to be Noble and moral even more so then Elijah. Finn once had loving relationship with his sister and all his brothers, but that changed after they became the very first vampires and he distance himself from his siblings, but he still cared about them so mutch he became judgemental towards them especally Niklaus, and since then Klaus and Finn's relationship became hostile, witch resulted that Klaus never pulled out the White Oak Ash Dagger after The Brotherhood of the Five attacked them. However after Elijah un-daggered him, he along with his three siblings decided to leave Klaus, making him alone with no family beside him. After his mother's return he and her conspired to together to link all the remaining Original Vampires so they could all be killed, this didn't change until he was reunited with old flame Sage. Finn meant that his 900 years in a coffin by Klaus was a total betrayal to him and their family and at that point he wanted revenge even if it meant he be taking down his vampire family.
Finn's first appearance is in the episode Bringing Out The Dead when Elijah removed the dagger from him, Kol and Rebekah. Not long after he was revived from the dagger, he began plotting wih his mother on how to kill Klaus by linking all the siblings together, then Finn would sacrifice himself. Finn and his Mother threw a party to disguise their motives They planned to have Esther talk to Elena and convince her give her doppleganger blood and to convince Elijah that all Esther wants is to havet their family is reunited. When Esther had a brief doubts, Finn reminds her that she is doing the right thing and when it is time he'll be ready to die. Their plan however was foiled by Eijah's plan to use The Salvatore brothers to help them or Elena would die. Finn then disappears, Klaus finds him and tries to get him to help but he won't, until he saw Sage. Finn then gives Klaus his blood to unlink the siblings, Finn and Sage reconcile with old memories of Mystic Falls. Finn was killed in The Murder of One by Matt Donovan with the White Oak Stake.
It is revealed by Elijah that Finn wasn't daggered Klaus but by The Brotherhood of the Five, however, Klaus left him daggered because he was tired of Finn' judgmental attitude towards Klaus and his evil ways. His sister Rebekah never liked that Finn remained daggered for almost 900 years and after his death, she mourned him and cried for him unlike Klaus who said he was better off in death and that he was no more than a "love sick fool". Months after he told his sister that Finn was better off in a coffin than living as a man.
Finn is a member of the Mikaelson Family.
The Middle Ages
Finn is one of the seven children of Esther and Mikael, who were wealthy landowners from East Europe. He was born in the New World when his parents moved there after they lost their firstborn to a plague. Along with his family, Finn lived in peace with the other members of their village, some of whom were werewolves. Each month they hid during the full moon not to be hurt by the transforming wolves. During his childhood, he and his siblings played together many times and had fun with each other, showing their love for each other.
When his brother Henrik was killed in an incident during the full moon after he and Klaus sneaked out to see the wolves, their father Mikael had Esther turn them into the first group of vampires (using The Immortality Spell) in order to prevent the tragedy from happening again.
However, the object that granted their immortality could also take it away, which was the ancient White Oak Tree. To prevent anyone from making a stake from the tree, the family burnt the tree to the ground. However, they would have other weaknesses including the flowers that grew at the base of the tree, a silver dagger dipped in the ashes of the tree that could neutralize them temporarily and they would always have a constant desire for human blood.
During one such feed, Klaus killed a human which triggered a werewolf curse he carried, revealing Esther had an affair with a werewolf. Enraged, Mikael killed his wife's lover and his family, triggering the war between their races that would last centuries.
Esther placed a curse on Klaus to prevent him from becoming a true hybrid, as that would make him invulnerable to what harms both vampires and werewolves. In revenge, Klaus attacked their mother, killing her for betraying him and blamed it on their father. After this, Finn eventually met Sage and fell in love with her, to the point of giving into siring her as a vampire.
Finn reunited with his family in Italy and attended a party held by Alexander, a vampire hunter. He was daggered by surprise during the party. However, when Klaus (unaffected by the daggers thanks to his hybrid powers and abilities) annihilated the Five, he undaggered all of his half-siblings but Finn, as he was tired of Finn's judgmental attitude (which most likely stemmed from Finn's virtuous ways and Klaus' evil ways)
Between 12th century - 21st century
After Finn was neutralized by The Brotherhood of the Five, his brother Klaus killed them all and undaggered all his siblings except for Finn who was too judgmental which annoyed Klaus who then decided not to undagger him until their father had been destroyed. Finn was in his coffin for many centuries while his siblings went all over Europe, but then they left Europe behind and ended up nearby a town in America called New Orleans in the early 18th century. The people of New Orleans saw their ship and entered it only to see the coffins of Finn and Kol, their siblings then killed all the humans except for one and told him to help them carry the coffins with their siblings, including Finn.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
Throughout The Originals Series
In Farewell to Storyville, Finn is seen in a flashback where his siblings play together and jumps on him, showing them as happy siblings. Klaus later mentions that he was the only one being a victim to Mikael's abuse while his brothers Finn, Elijah and Kol were not. Klaus also mentions that he loved all of his siblings even Finn whom he kept daggered for 900 years in a coffin, because of his judgemental attitude to his half-brother.In From a Cradle to a Grave, Esther has resurrected herself and began with posessing the Harvest girl Cassie and then she continued by bringing back her favorite' son, which is likely to be Finn Mikaelson. Esther and Finn went to the woods near Mikaelson Mansion, where she was buried. They looked at her tombstone and Finn said "May she rest in peace". But she thought what is the fun in that and told her son they have much to do together in their plan against their family. Finn then replies with "Yes, Mother". They then leave the tombstone that says Esther. "Our Beloved Mother".
However a year after his death, with the birth of his niece Hope Mikaelson, his mother saw an opportunity to resurrected herself along with Finn who had always stood by her side, and they seem to be going forward with their original plan to kill off the Vampires. But it is unclear if Finn will go through with it this time.
Out of all the Original Vampires, Finn was shown to be the most moral, even more than his brother Elijah, (however Elijah would never betray his family, to there enemies who wanted them dead). Calm and quiet, Finn was ashamed of what his bloodlust had driven him to as a vampire. However, it is unclear how open about his feelings he had been about this with his family at first; Klaus had apparently daggered Finn for being too judgmental about their vampiric actions, (it was later revealed that Klaus didn't daggered him, a member of The Brotherhood of the Five did, but Klaus left Finn daggered as he was tired of Finn's judgmental attitude), but later on, after being undaggered, Rebekah didn't believe Elijah when he said that Finn hated being a vampire so he may not have been open about it outside of Elijah, Klaus and Esther. The only time it was said that he had put his morality against his vampire ways aside was when he turned his lover, Sage, but later said he regretted letting his love for her overtake his values. It was this self-loathing as a vampire that made Finn want to go along with his mother's plan to wipe out her children and therefore, every vampire on the planet though its unknown if either of them knew of the consequence of killing an Original. He was willing to be the sacrifice in her spell that would turn all of her children human again before killing them, explaining that his mother was releasing him from an eternity of shame. Despite the failure of this plan, he told Klaus that he would be more than willing to try to sacrifice himself again when the time came. However, once he reunited with Sage, he put aside his hopes of his mother ending his suffering and decided to live life with Sage. This new mindset didn't last though, as he was killed soon after his change of heart. Finn, just like the rest of the siblings also has a large temper, but possibly with the lowest level.
Finn was a handsome Original vampire who appears to be somewhere between his twenties or thirties, given the time he was turned into a vampire by his mother.
When first awakened from being neutralized for 900 years, Finn still had the style of that time period, with long hair and adorned in the centuries old clothing, wearing a dark green tunic and pants in the fashion of the 1100s. Shortly after his return, he cut his hair to where it was still a bit longer in length than his siblings and usually slicked out of his face, much like Elijah's hair was during his time attempting to stop Klaus from becoming a hybrid. Finn was seen wearing dress shirts covered by gray dress coats, keeping an air of aristocracy about him though not to the extent of Elijah's dress style. Finn almost always had a severe, stern expression pasted on his face, rarely smiling while around his family, but becoming more friendly looking once he met Sage again.
Powers and Abilities
As an Original Vampire, Finn is considerably stronger and faster than that of any non-original vampire. Finn possesses all vampric abilities, with the addition of being able to compel any non-original vampire. Due to Finn's advanced age, he is one of the strongest supernatural creatures of the TVD/TO universe, with the exception that Klaus is stronger and faster due to his werewolf side.
- Klaus and Finn (Sibling Rivalry/Enemies)
- Esther and Finn (Mother and Son)
- Elijah and Finn (Sibling Rivalry/Enemies)
- Rebekah and Finn (Siblings,Enemies)
- Kol and Finn (Siblings)
- Finn and Sage (Lovers)
- Mikael and Finn (Father and Son)
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TO Season 1
TO Season 2
- "Finn" from the old Norse meaning "person of Finland".
- It is said by Elijah that Finn was neutralized for over 900 years, making him the longest neutralized Original.
- In The Five, it was revealed that all the Originals were daggered by The Five in 1114. That's about 900 years ago and Finn was daggered ever since after Klaus Mikaelson refused to undagger him, sick of his judgmental attitude.
- Of all the Originals, Finn can be considered the noblest and most moral.
- In All My Children, Kol speaks about Finn as Esther's "favorite son" - to which Esther replies that "(his) brother knows virtue (Kol) cannot even imagine".
- During the second season, an old and powerful vampire (possibly one of the Originals) named James was said to appear.
- It is mentioned that he was friendly and was Rose's friend. But in the end, the character was removed and instead Finn appeared, one of the Originals and the least evil of all in Season Three.
- Finn is the second Original destroyed by a White Oak Stake. The first was his father Mikael.
- Finn was the first of Esther and Mikael's children to die as a vampire, as Henrik and the first born died as humans.
- Initially, Finn wanted to die to avoid being a vampire, but after finding Sage, Finn agrees to continue to live. Unfortunately, he and his entire bloodline were destroyed in the same episode.
- Something very similar happens in the first season, when Damon wants to die, but Stefan convinces him to continue to exist. The same thing happens with Stefan and Elena in Season One.
- Finn actually only wanted to die because then Klaus would've died since they were all linked. He chose to give up his death wish as soon as he was reunited with Sage.
- Finn was neutralized twice:
- Finn had never had any direct interaction with Damon Salvatore, Caroline Forbes, Tyler Lockwood or Jeremy Gilbert. However, his lover, Sage, had had extensive interaction with Damon.
- Klaus has repeatedly stated how he found Finn more interesting lying in a box than he was as a man, rudely referring to his brother as "a lovesick fool" and a "dullard".
- Like his father, Finn was dead before the fire from the White Oak Stake burnt away his flesh. This was different for his younger brother, Kol, who was killed by the flames the stake produced, managing to run a few feet aflame before dying.
- Due to Finn's own self-disgust of vampires, he may have been on good terms with his father Mikael, who had similar views.
- Out of the Originals, Finn has had the least amount of on-screen appearances.
- Unlike his siblings, Finn's neutralized body was never shown in its coffin on-screen.
- Finn never spoke directly to his brothers Elijah and Kol on-screen. He also has never been shown in any scenes with Mikael as of yet.
- Out of all known vampires, Finn was dormant the second longest, at nearly 900 years. He was second only to Silas, who had been desiccated for 2000 years.
- Unlike the other Originals, Finn has never met Katherine Pierce due to the amount of time he was neutralized and having never met her on the show prior to his death.
- Unlike his father and brother who both screamed in agony during their deaths, Finn seemed to remain silent as the White Oak Stake burned him.
- Of his family, he was closest to his mother, however, given her desire to end all vampires, and Finn's own self loathing, this may have been solely due to his own self hatred.
- Now with Claire's decision to leave The Originals (TV Series), it is possible that with only two Originals left that their fallen brother Finn could return as means of resurrection.
- Finn is the only Original Vampire who has not shown his face or his vampire fangs.
- Finn is the second Original Vampire to be ressurected. The first being his father, Mikael.
- It was originally presumed that Elijah was the eldest of the original siblings, however, it turns out that it is Finn, making Finn the eldest of the siblings, and the second-oldest Original overall. (Source )
- In flashbacks, it was shown that Finn had a close relationship with his siblings. It could be that at the time when they were humans, Finn loved his younger siblings and was caring towards them, but after they were turned into vampires, he distanced himself from them, seeing that they became monsters.
- Finn and Mikael are the only Originals not to be daggered by Klaus.
- And I Must Scream - Shared with family. When an Original is daggered, it leads to immediate desiccation. Also when the daggers are removed, the awakening is rather painful as well.
- Finn (to Elena): "If you want to see my mother...you'll have to be alone."
- Finn (to Esther): "When it is time, I will be ready to die."
- Finn (to Esther): "You're not having second thoughts, are you?"
- Finn (to Esther): "You're doing the right thing, mother."
- Finn (to Abby): "My mother's released me from an eternity of shame. It's not a sacrifice, it's a gift."
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