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Finn Mikaelson
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  • Nobleman (Formerly)
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Cause of death
  • Stabbed through the heart (as a witch)
  • Staked with the White Oak Stake (as a vampire)
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  • 4 (TVD)
  • 4 (TO)
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Our mother wants answers, and if you can't get them we'll do this my way.


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, Kol, Rebekah and Henrik. He is also the maternal older half-brother of Niklaus and the uncle of Hope, the daughter of Klaus and Hayley Marshall.

Finn as an Original Vampire is equally strong as his brothers, he was trained to hunt and fight by his father, but his combat prowess is yet to be seen. He is shown to be even more noble and moral than Elijah but is more distant to his siblings as he views them as monsters. Finn once had a loving relationship with his sister and all his brothers, but that changed after they became the very first vampires and  saw how they acted, he emotionally distanced himself from his siblings, but he still cared about them enough that he stayed with them but held a judgemental attitude towards them, especally Niklaus whos relationship  with Finn became hostile, which made Klaus to decided to leave the White Oak Ash Dagger in Finn 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 himself. After his mother's return, he and Esther conspired together to link all the remaining Original Vampires so they could all be killed, this didn't change until he was reunited with his old flame Sage.

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 wanted was to have their family reunited. When Esther had 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 by Klaus but by The Brotherhood of the Five, however, Klaus left him daggered because he was tired of Finn's 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.

In From a Cradle to a Grave, Esther resurrected Finn and made it possible for him to possess a witch named Vincent.

Finn is a member of the Mikaelson Family.

Pre-history

The Middle Ages

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Young Finn and his siblings

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 turned 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 what he considered betrayal and blamed it on their father. A hundred years after this, Finn eventually met Sage and fell in love with her, to the point of giving into siring her as a vampire, something he considers morally wrong, which would turn out to be true only indirectly as Sage would go on to become ruthless and hedonistic as a vampire, even corrupting Damon Salvatore

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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 disapproved of Klaus' immoral ways, 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. In Cadriz, Spain 1702, Finn's body was brought on to a ship by Rebekah, as per Klaus' orders as they were fleeing the city because Kol's destructive appetites drew Mikael to the town. At some point they left Europe behind and ended up in a nearby 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. Klaus brought Finn's daggered body with him wherever he moved, keeping it in its coffin. In the early 21st century, Finn's body wound up in the possession of Stefan Salvatore, who wished to use Finn and his siblings' neutralized bodies as leverage against Klaus. After a short while, Klaus reclaimed Finn's and the other coffins.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Season Three

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Finn and his siblings.

Finn appeared in the episode Bringing Out The Dead. After his brothers Elijah and Niklaus where fighting, Elijah revealed that had been in a coffin for almost 900 years. Later on the night, Elijah had resurrected his brother Finn along with resurrecting Kol and Rebekah by taking the White Oak Ash Dagger from his chest in order to help them kill Klaus. Together with his siblings, they took out their rage on Klaus before declaring that they would be a family without him. Finn was shocked when he saw his mother arrive, having been freed from her coffin too.

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Finn meets Elena Gilbert.

In Dangerous Liaisons, having had his hair cut and his shoes polished, he is seen at the Original Family Mansion alongside Kol and Rebekah. Finn spent most of the time with his mother at the ball, helping her with the preparations for the spell that would bind all of them together. Finn met with Elena Gilbert and introduced himself to her and said that his mother is waiting for her and that she needs to come alone. Finn then joins his siblings at the stairs while Elijah speaks for his family.

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Finn and Kol.

Finn is then with his mother until Elena comes and then he leaves, leaving Elena and his mother to have a little privacy. Finn was the only one who knew about Esther's plans for the spell to kill her children. After his mother and Elena talked, she put Elena's blood in some wine glasses, then served it to all of her children, which they all drank. Right after Damon Salvatore and Kol fell from the balcony, the rest of the Originals went to watch as Damon snapped his neck. Esther argued with Elijah while Finn waited outside the door. Elijah later left, and Finn and Esther could continue what they had started.

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Esther and Finn linking all the Originals together.

Finn then asked his mother if she had second thoughts and Esther responded she wasn't having second thoughts, it was just Elijah who was so moral. Finn convinced his mother she was doing the right thing and when it was time, he would be ready to die. Esther then used Finn's blood to link him together with his siblings. When it was done, Esther said to Finn that they are now one.

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Finn explains that his death is not a sacrifice but a gift.

In All My Children, Finn and Esther met with Bonnie and Abby Bennett. Finn helped preparing for the spell with his mother Esther and the Bennett witches. Esther explained that the spell she was casting would make her children human again and that her brave son Finn would sacrifice himself and with his death, the Originals would be no more. Abby questioned why Finn wanted to sacrifice himself, and Finn replied "It's not a sacrifice, it's a gift." Then later on, Finn was neutralized through Kol who was daggered by Alaric Saltzman.

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Finn and Esther against Kol, Niklaus and Elijah.

Later on the evening, while he was ready to be sacrificed, Klaus, Elijah and Kol arrived to interrupt them, allowing Damon and Stefan to kill Abby, thus making the spell undo-able. When the three brothers came to confront their brother and Esther, Kol commented on Finn that he was her favorite son, Esther stated Finn knows virtue that Kol can't even imagine. Then when Damon turned Abby into a vampire, Esther couldn't do the spell, so Finn grabbed his mother and they both fled.

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Niklaus meets with his older brother Finn.

In Break On Through, it was revealed by Rebekah that Finn and Sage were lovers, and that he turned her so they could be together forever.

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Klaus threatens to dagger Finn unless he comes with him.

In The Murder of One, Klaus appears as Finn is walking down the street. Klaus asks Finn where their mother is and Finn states she is trying to find a way to end their lives and he will sacrifice himself all over again. Klaus tries to convince him into helping unlink them. But Finn says he has no wish to become unlinked, only to see his brother dead. Klaus tells him he won't be able to see him dead since if he dies so do the rest. Finn was getting tired of the conversion and told to bother someone else, but Klaus responded why should he when he can bother his big brother.

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Finn meets with his beloved Sage.

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Finn and Sage.

Then when Klaus realizes that he can't convince Finn, he threatens to dagger him and put him in the same box in which he rotted for 900 years. Finn replied: "What happens to one, happens to all. You might not feel the affect of the dagger, but you will lose your precious Rebekah." Finn then tries to run from Klaus, but is stopped by Rebekah, Klaus then appears and they both uses force to take him down and bring him back to Mystic Falls where Finn reunites with Sage. They reminisce about old times, Finn saying to Sage: "I assumed after 900 years, you would have moved on." But Sage tells him that she took care of herself, but she never stopped loving him and then convinces Finn to go on living.

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Stefan about to kill Finn.

Later on, they go to Grill where they share a drink and Finn drank his first tequila, while Stefan is spying on them. Then a vampire named Troy came by and greeted Sage. Sage revealed that she turned him and told Finn not to be upset with her. Finn told her: "Exactly, Sage. I turned you. My passions overtook my morals." Sage tells Finn that her passions overtake her morals on a regular basis and tells him it is living life to the fullest. Matt then puts vervain into their drinks and Stefan lures them outside.

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Finn's death.

Finn and Sage went after Stefan, and Stefan was about to stake Finn with the White Oak Stake, but Sage stopped him and told Finn to get the stake. Then after Stefan fails, Elena and Matt suddenly appear at the Grill backdoor. Elena shoots him with a normal stake and Matt stakes Finn in the heart with another White Oak Stake, not knowing that Bonnie broke the binding spell before they succeeded, making Finn's death useless to kill Klaus and tragic in that they killed the only Original that had never antagonized them nor wished to.  About an hour after Finn's death, Sage and Troy mysteriously died, with Stefan, Caroline and Elena realizing once an Original dies, so does every vampire descended from their bloodline.


Throughout The Originals Series

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Young Finn and his siblings

In Always and Forever, Finn Mikaelson's coffin is seen along with Kol Mikaelson's as their ship enters american's near the city of New Orleans in the 1700's. 

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.

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Esther and Finn.

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".

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Finn and Esther's new bodies

In Rebirth, Finn was still in Vincent's body. He escorted and remained close to his mother while she spoke with the werewolves about the threat of Klaus and Elijah. After the meeting, Finn walked with her and spoke about any concerns about his brothers. Esther assured her son that Klaus and Elijah would have a lot more trouble with her this time. Later, Finn used his new identity as Vincent to meet with Camille O'Connell, keeping an eye on her for his mother. After that, he met with his mother and commented on how strange it was to no longer be in a vampire body, saying he'd forgotten what it felt like. His brother Kol arrived, having been brought and also now in a new body, and Ester told them that they had to prepare for a family reunion.

In Alive & Kicking, Finn stood by his mother and little brother as they continued their plans for the city. Esther showed Finn and Kol her plans to create a werewolf army using moonlight rings. Later, Finn watched Kol try and get information on Davina by using a date. When Davina stepped out for a moment, Finn accused Kol of stalling, telling him if he didn't hurry it along, they'd get the information Finn's way. After leaving, werewolves attacked Davina and by extension Kol who was now vulnerable in his new body. Kol later attacked Finn, believing he had gave the werewolves the order but soon learned it was Esther. Kol released Finn and Finn watched as Esther put Kol in his place, not aware that Kol had seen vital information that he was withholding from them.

Personality

Human

It is unknown what Finn was like as a human but if his vampiric personality is anything to go by then it can be assumed he was a moral young man who obeyed his parents and did what was expected of him.

Original Vampire

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Finn Mikaelson.

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.

Human/Warlock

A year after his death and 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 an unknown plan. Finn's loyalty to Esther remains intact, following her orders with precision and without question. While still quite rigid in personality, Finn is shown to be somewhat more at ease now that he's no longer a vampire, though comments that he forgot how it feels to be so vulnerable.

Physical Appearance

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Finn Mikaelson

Finn is 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.

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Finn after being undaggered

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.

After returning from the Other Side, Finn's spirit was placed inside the body of the witch, Vincent, taking on all of his physical features as his own. Even with a new body, Finn retained his style of attire.

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.

Since Rebirth, Finn has lost all his Original Vampire powers and abilities, due to taking over the body of Vincent Griffith and taking all of Vincent's warlock powers and abilities as his own. It is yet unknown how strong Finn is as a warlock.

Relationships

Appearances

TVD Season 3

TO Season 1

TO Season 2

Name

  • "Finn" from the old Norse meaning "person of Finland".

Trivia

  • 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".
  • 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 brother Elijah 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Kol is the third.
  • 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.
  • He was brought back to life by his mother to posses a warlock named Vincent.
  • Michael Narducci compared Finn to the Norman Bates, the main character of the film Psycho and the TV series, Bates Motel. This is due to Finn and Norman's shared closeness with their mother and both of their needs to obey and try and please her to a disturbing degree.

Tropes

  • 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.

Quotes

Finn (to Klaus) "You're staying behind."
- Bringing Out The Dead

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."
- Dangerous Liaisons

Finn (to Abby): "My mother's released me from an eternity of shame. It's not a sacrifice, it's a gift."
- All My Children

Finn (to Klaus): "I have no wish to help you. Only to see you dead."
Finn (to Klaus): "Oh, bother someone else with your hollow charm, Niklaus."
Finn (to Rebekah): "You're siding with him? Rebekah, he stored us in boxes!"
Finn (to Sage): "I’m truly awed by the evolution of mankind."
Finn (to Sage): "Exactly Sage, I turned you. My passion overtook my morals."
Finn (to Sage): "To living life."
- The Murder of One

Finn (Possessing Vincent) (to Esther): " May you rest in peace."
Esther (Possessing Cassie) (to Finn): What's the fun in that. Come along, we have much to do."
Finn: (to Esther): "Yes, Mother."
-From a Cradle to a Grave

Videos

Gallery

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  • Esther and Finn.
  • Finn Mikaelson in Vincents body.

  • Finn and Esther in new promo stills.
  • Finn Mikaelson, with a new har cut.

References

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    • At the end the whole family but Henrik is back.....I'd like for him to come back too. Anyway, I'm so happy Kol's alive!!
  • What about Kol?

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    • I'd love to know more about Kol and Finn's pasts too. I'd love to see more of Kol, seeing as he was one of my favourite characters. But I agr...
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