Damon and Alaric thought Isobel lived in a house in Grove Hill, Virginia, but they found him instead. John was his only friend and he helped him adapt into this new world. He was fascinated by cars, computers, and match.com. He was helping John by watching on the other vampire's from the tomb. He said that the other vampire's wanted revenge on this town but he was cool with that.
John called him, Damon took his phone and then Alaric killed him.
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.
Dream Manipulation - Vampires can control dreams and subconscious. The vampires can produce and modify dreams, bestow nightmares or lucid dreaming. Other effects of this ability is the distortion of reality and trapped in the dreams.
Heightened Senses - They can hear whispered conversations, even ones in far off buildings, 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 can snap their finger bones back into place after being broken and have been seen to fully recover from gunshots, stab wounds, and torso impalement.
Lapis Lazuli - He possessed a Lapis Lazuli ring that enables him to walk in daylight without being harmed.