Klaus: Before you were born, I was a very different creature. I was cruel, I was mean and I would revel in the terror which I inspired in others. But Hope, from the moment I saw you, I wanted nothing more than to be worthy of being your father. But I'm afraid, Hope. I'm afraid, without you, I'll return to the darkness. So, I need you. I need you to fight.

Hope: I will, daddy.

The father - daughter relationship between Niklaus Mikaelson and Hope Mikaelson. Hope is Klaus' only child with Hayley Marshall-Kenner.

Though initially uninterested in having a child of his own, Klaus soon changed his mind, not wanting his child to suffer what he had to endure with his own step-father, Mikael. Because of that, and in spite of the fact that Hope's blood can be used to sire Hybrids, Klaus has made it clear that he doesn't want to abuse or in any way take advantage of his daughter's existence. He was forced to send her away to live with her aunt Rebekah in order to protect her from those who would try to harm her in order to get revenge on Klaus and his family. Since her aunt's imprisonment in the Fauline Mansion, it is unknown whether Klaus will be able to spend more time with Hope in the interim.

Klaus and Hayley have decided to work hard to make New Orleans a safe home for Hope by taking control of all of the various supernatural factions in the city. Once they accomplish this plan, they intend to bring Hope back to New Orleans to live with her mother and father.

Hope was living in New Orleans with her mother and Jackson, in an apartment across the street from Klaus and the Mikaelson family. She was under the protection of her father.

However, due to events and a brewing war between Marcel Gerard and Klaus, Klaus and the rest of his siblings sacrificed themselves and are currently neutralized. Since Klaus and his siblings are neutralized, Hope has been separated from her father. Hope now waits for the day, with her mother, when she will reunite herself with Klaus.

They were separated for five years until Hayley finally woke Freya who cured Elijah, Rebekah, Kol and, together, saved Klaus. Klaus was brought home by his family and, despite initial nervousness on both sides, Hope and Klaus reunited and shared a lovely, peaceful day together.

They are known as Klope (Klaus/Hope).

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

In Bring It On, Klaus slept with Hayley Marshall and conceived their baby daughter Hope. Although, neither were aware that the union will end in a baby - as both know that vampires can't have children.

In The Originals, Klaus, upon learning of Hayley's pregnancy, did not want anything to do with Hope at first, partially due to the fact that he was in shock because he was under the impression that, as a vampire, he could not procreate. He later changed his mind after he remembered how his step-father, Mikael, condemned him from the day he was born. Klaus did not want to become like Mikael, and he did not want his daughter to have the same upbringing as he did, so he decided to take an active role in her life in order to be a better father than the one he had.

Throughout The Originals Series

Throughout Season One of The Originals, Klaus grew to genuinely care about Hope. He loves his daughter very much and is very protective of her.

In Pilot/Always and Forever, Sophie Deveraux revealed to Klaus that the Werewolf Hayley Marshall was pregnant with his child. He didn't take the news well, and initially believed that it was a plot on the witches' part to force him to join their side in their fight against Marcel's rule of the French Quarter. However, after several conversations with his brother, Elijah, as well as a talk with a new acquaintance, Cami, he ultimately decided to take his future role as a father more seriously, and he and Elijah invited Hayley to live with them at the plantation house for her and her child's protection.

In House of the Rising Son, Klaus became furious and choked Hayley upon learning that she had almost attempted to abort their child by ingesting wolfsbane tea, though Rebekah eventually pulled him off of her. Despite his violent reaction, it was clear that he did care very much for the child, and he was relieved when he later spoke again with Hayley, who told him that since she also did not have great examples of parents while she was growing up, she wanted to protect her child in ways that she never was. Hayley decided to keep the baby, much to Klaus' relief.

In Tangled Up In Blue, Hayley informed Klaus that she learned from an old trick done by the witch Sabine that the baby was likely going to be a girl, and he smiled at this news.

In Girl in New Orleans, Klaus became incredibly concerned when Hayley went missing after being taken to an obstetrician by Agnes, the sole remaining Elder of the French Quarter Coven. Fortunately, Hayley was eventually found by Klaus and Rebekah in the woods in the Bayou, and was shown to have healed from all of her wounds as a result of the baby's hybrid blood flowing through her system. At the realization that their baby had healed Hayley, Klaus smiled proudly.

In Sinners and Saints, Klaus, furious that the witches who were supposed to be on their side had attacked Hayley with the intention of killing both her and the child, captured Sophie Deveraux from Rousseau's and brought her back to the plantation house for questioning.

In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, Klaus went after Agnes when he discovered she used the Needle of Sorrows on Sophie (who was linked to Hayley at the time) with the intention of using the dark object to induce a miscarriage in Hayley by raising her blood temperature. He threatened Agnes to undo the curse or he would show her things worse than death, but Agnes insisted that since the spell had taken root in Hayley through Sophie, it could not be undone. Fortunately, Davina Claire, under Elijah's guidance, unknowingly unlinked Hayley and Sophie, saving the baby's life. Klaus was ready to kill Agnes for her actions, but Elijah ultimately did it instead, as he had promised Sophie that Agnes would not die at Klaus' hands, though he made no such promises about his own.

In Bloodletting, Klaus became worried when Hayley once again went missing after being captured from their backyard, and eventually tracked her down to the Bayou. When he arrived there, he realized that Tyler Lockwood's scent was everywhere and knew that he had taken her in revenge for killing his mother. Earlier in the episode, Tyler informed the captured Hayley that he met a witch friend in his travels who had been having premonitions in her dreams that showed her Klaus was going to create more hybrids using their baby's blood. The theory that Hope's blood could create more hybrids was confirmed when Tyler used the baby's blood to successfully sire Dwayne. When Hayley ran away and came upon Elijah in the woods, she informed him of Klaus' supposed plan, and they borg ultimately believed Klaus did, in fact, know that the baby's blood could create hybrids based on their past experiences with him. Elijah later accused Klaus of planning to sire more hybrids with Hope's blood and even reminded him of Klaus' own quote, "Every king needs an heir", which he had said after learning that Hayley was pregnant with Hope. Klaus, furious and hurt that Elijah and Hayley would believe Tyler despite the fact that Klaus was innocent, violently bit Elijah on the neck in retaliation and fled, leaving Hayley and Elijah stranded in the Bayou.

In The River in Reverse, Klaus told Rebekah that he believed Elijah deserved a day or two of discomfort from his hybrid bite for falsely accusing him of having malicious intentions for his child. When Elijah healed and returned to their home, Klaus, with the last silver dagger in hand, stated that Elijah should be daggered for trying to steal both Hayley and his child from him, as he believed his child would eventually grow up to call Elijah father instead. He reiterated that he only had pure intentions for his child, but that his siblings always believed the worst of him. He then left the plantation house to return to living at the Abattoir, which he had just won back from Marcel, and insisted that Hayley come with him, as their child was the only thing on earth he cared about anymore.

In Reigning Pain in New Orleans, Klaus assured his newly-gained vampires that he did not intend to use his child's blood to transform more hybrids, and offered them proof by allowing them to go to the Bayou on a wolf hunt to slaughter the remaining werewolves to ensure that he couldn't make hybrids even if he wanted to do so. However, this plan was thwarted by Elijah and Rebekah at Hayley's request.

In Après Moi, Le Déluge, Klaus showed concern for both Hayley and the baby when Hayley wanted to visit her fellow werewolves in the Bayou during the storm caused by Davina's out-of-control magic. He informed her that she couldn't, as it was not a safe night to do so, and when Hayley insisted, he accompanied her to St. Anne's Church to bring canned food to the displaced wolves there.

In Farewell to Storyville, when Klaus ordered Rebekah to leave New Orleans and never come back in punishment for betraying him with Marcel in 1919, he informed her that he would raise his child in the city that she tried to take from him.

In Moon Over Bourbon Street, Klaus made a deal with Jackson to help make the Crescent Wolf Clan moonlight rings in order to form an alliance with the werewolves, not only in order to reconnect with his werewolf side, but because he wanted his own part-werewolf child to be protected in the future as well.

In The Big Uneasy, Klaus told Elijah that he felt that Hayley and Hope would be much safer and better off in the Bayou with the wolves, though he would like to have her come back and give birth in New Orleans. Meanwhile, Monique announced to the coven that the Ancestors had ordered that Genevieve could live, so long as they got a different offering of their own choosing-- Klaus and Hayley's child.

In An Unblinking Death, the werewolf encampments were bombed by a then-unknown enemy while the still-pregnant Hayley and Elijah were there; though neither Hayley nor the baby were injured, Klaus was still furious when he learned of the attack.

In A Closer Walk With Thee, Klaus became incredibly worried for the baby when Hayley's health took a dire turn after Monique Deveraux cast a spell on her to kill her and the baby, believing she was acting on the Ancestors' orders. While Genevieve was tending to Hayley, Klaus desperately suggested that they deliver the baby right then, as he didn't want to risk losing her (or Hayley). However, Elijah "ultimately stepped in", as he didn't want to lose Hayley or the baby, either. Genevieve managed to save both Hayley and the baby after she identified the spell Monique cast on her and reversed it. Once Hayley had awoken and healed, Klaus showed her the nursery to assure her that she would be safe after their child was born; while there, Klaus confessed that he was hoping they would live together in the compound so they could raise their child together in their family home.

In The Battle of New Orleans, Klaus was left severely weakened after Genevieve double-crossed him by linking the moonlight rings she created to his blood, so that using the rings would draw on his strength to keep the werewolves wearing them from turning on the full moon, and by giving the rings to the newly-triggered Correa/Guerrera werewolves led by Francesca. Genevieve then informed Klaus that both his child and his child's mother would suffer as a consequence of Klaus' greed and hunger for power in New Orleans. Knowing that Genevieve and the witches had Hayley, who was nearly ready to give birth, Klaus mustered up all of his strength to search for her, and he roared deafeningly in the streets when he heard Hayley screaming in agony.

In From a Cradle to a Grave, Klaus and Hayley's daughter was born in St. Anne's Church, with Genevieve, Monique, and Abigail assisting. Klaus stormed the church when he came to save them, but Monique and Abigail used their combined Harvest power to pin Klaus to the wall, leaving him unable to do anything but watch in horror as Hayley gave birth to their child. He and Hayley were given only a moment to look at their beautiful baby daughter before Monique grabbed Hayley by the hair and slit her throat, causing Klaus to roar in rage as he saw Hayley die in front of him. The witches immediately took the baby and left to prepare for her sacrifice, snapping Klaus' neck with magic before they left. Unbeknownst to them, Hayley awoke in transition to become a hybrid after dying with her daughter's blood in her system. She managed to catch up with Elijah and Klaus at the cemetery, so she could use the fact that her body was unconsciously drawing her to her daughter so she could complete the transition to lead them where the witches were just about to stab the baby to death with an athame. The three of them got into a physical fight with the witches, but with Marcel's help, they were able to kill Genevieve, Monique, and Abigail and stop the sacrifice from happening.

Knowing that they have too many enemies in New Orleans for their daughter to grow up safely, Klaus and Hayley decided to send her away while they stay behind and clean up the mess that they made of New Orleans. Once again with Marcel's help, they faked the child's death (putting the blame on the werewolves) and called Rebekah back to town so that she can take her away and keep her safe. Klaus and Rebekah decided that she would get a trustworthy witch to cast a cloaking spell on both of them to prevent the witches from finding her Before Klaus gave his daughter to Rebekah, Klaus softly whispered that he swore to her that he would make New Orleans safe for her, that he would always keep her from harm, and that she would one day return to him where she belongs. Before Rebekah left with her, Rebekah asked Klaus what her name is, so Klaus informed Rebekah that her name is Hope.

In Rebirth, Klaus angrily told Elijah that being in Hope's nursery without her was killing him, and that he needed to act against the Guerreras so he could keep his mind off of it. After they took care of the Guerrera werewolves, Klaus confessed to Elijah that all of this strife and pain was his fault, and that he should have accepted Hayley's pregnancy instead of seeking out power, because in the end, he ended up losing his daughter as a result. He then went to comfort Hayley about how depressed she's been since she transitioned into a hybrid and since Hope left them, where Hayley admitted that she wouldn't feel peace until she could hold her daughter in her arms again. Klaus promised her that she would, one day, be able to do that, but insisted that they needed to get back control of the Quarter first so they could ensure Hope would be safe, and maintained that they would face their future problems together as a family. 

In Alive and Kicking, Hayley brought up to Klaus the fact that she cries all day and feeds all night because all she can think about is how much she misses her daughter. Klaus, annoyed, asked her if she really thought she was alone in her grief, and Hayley asked him in return if he had even thought about Hope once since she left. Klaus became very frustrated and insisted that he hadn't stopped thinking about her since she was born, and informed Hayley that when he became overwhelmed by how much he missed her, he focused on his plans to make the city safe for her and to take out all those who would seek to harm her. 

In Wheel Inside the Wheel, after a day of discussion with her son (and after he learned about his biological father Ansel's resurrection), Esther still did not understand why Klaus continued to refuse her offer of being placed in a new body and living as mortals as a family again. Furious as a result of Esther's constant questions about why he continued to scorn her, Klaus shoved her against the wall in choke-hold and bellowed that it was because she tried to kill his daughter. He went on to explain that he felt such a pure and perfect hatred for her since she came after his child, which was the last straw in all of the ways Esther had hurt him over the years. She attempted to tell him he didn't understand the truth of the situation, before trying to use magic to fight against Klaus, but he was so furious on behalf of Hope that he was able to push through it. He finished their conversation by stating that as a result of her actions against his daughter, he would make her pay in the only way he knows how, as he is his mother's son, before letting go of her and leaving.

In Chasing the Devil’s Tail, Ansel explained to Klaus that he knew that his child is alive, as he has always been able to feel the call of his own blood while he is in wolf-form during full moons. He also insisted that he wanted help Klaus to protect her, but fearing that Esther would use Ansel to get to his "little girl," he explained to his father that he couldn't fail his daughter, and that he must protect her at any cost. Despite Ansel's protests that he could be trusted, Klaus killed him, as he could never live with himself if his own selfish desire for a father put his daughter in danger. When Klaus tried to awaken Elijah with the merlock orchid roots he had collected, he whispered in Elijah's ear that in Hope's story, they are not the monsters their mother tries to insist that they are, but instead are the knights in shining armor, and that without Elijah, he would not be able to survive the immense love he has for his daughter. After Elijah was awakened from his magically-induced sleep, he comforted Klaus upon learning of Ansel's death, and assured him that he did it for Hope, and that it was a sacrifice that must be made to keep her safe.

In The Brothers That Care Forgot, Klaus received a call from Rebekah frantically informing him that though Esther had finally tracked Rebekah down, she still didn't know that Hope was alive. When she asked him what they should do, he told her to drive west, and that they would make further plans then. Elijah insisted that Klaus needed to go meet up with Rebekah and Hope, as it was Klaus' child they were talking about, but Klaus, knowing that Elijah was on edge and had become unintentionally vicious after Esther's torture, didn't trust Elijah to be alone with their brothers and keep them alive. He insisted that Elijah go meet up with Rebekah instead, citing that though he had waited months to see his little girl, he could wait one more day to ensure that they had either Finn or Kol on their side. Once he had officially gotten Kol on their side, and had received a phone call from Rebekah informing Klaus of Elijah's increased instability after learning that he had slaughtered an entire restaurant staff, Klaus headed out to finally reunite with his daughter, taking care to find Hayley and bring her with him on his way there.

TO 2x09 Klaus and Hope

In The Map of Moments, Klaus and Hayley both finally reunite with their daughter after months of separation They arrived at their safe house in Arkansas, where Rebekah, Elijah, and Hope were waiting for them, and the five of them spent the majority of the day together to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday. Klaus held onto Hope in the kitchen, where Hayley insisted that he write down his wish for the upcoming new year. They all gathered outside to kick off bonfire season, a Mikaelson tradition, and even took a Polaroid photo of all of them next to their fire. However Klaus realized that since they needed to ensure Hope's safety by keeping her identity hidden from Esther and anyone else who sought to hurt her, they needed to burn the photo to make sure it didn't fall into the wrong hands.

In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Klaus introduces Camille to Hope, and tells Elijah that he is taking Hayley to New Orleans.

TO 2x14 Klaus and Hope

Klaus look at Hope.

In I Love You, Goodbye, Hope returns home. Klaus introduces her to the supernatural community during Hayley's wedding. He is later seen looking at her while she lay in her crib in her nursery.

In They All Asked For You, Klaus talks with Jackson and Hayley on the protection of Hope, and just as shows jealousy mingled with rage when Jackson speaks about Hope. Klaus almost kills his brother Finn in retaliation for the fact that he wanted to kill Hope and already killed their brother Kol. Klaus trying to persuade Aiden, saying he would help Aiden become the new alpha replacement provided he protects Hope.

In Save My Soul,

"I would write... Dear Diary"

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In Exquisite Corpse,

In Fire with Fire, Klaus finds Hope in a car on the middle of the road.

In Ashes to Ashes, Klaus pretends to be on Dahlia´s team in order to save Hope. He then holds her after Dahlia had got some of her blood. He then leaves Hope with Cami.

In For the Next Millennium, Klaus is taking care of Hope being a loving father, but still refusing to help Hayley.

In You Hung the Moon, Klaus is afraid that Hayley is dead because he is scared of losing Hope forever. He then fights with Hayley but gives up knowing he had lost and that his daughter is watching. When Hayley and Jackson show Hope their flat Klaus gets really mad breaking his glass knowing he just lost his daughter.

In A Ghost Along the Mississippi, Jackson Kenner is killed by Tristan de Martel as revenge against Hayley for torturing him, therefore Hayley can no longer keep Hope away from Klaus, as the apartment she is living in was in Jackson's name.

In The Bloody Crown, Klaus is forced to write a goodbye-letter to Hope being he doesn't know when he will be able to see her again. Klaus sacrifices himself to save the rest of his family. Klaus now must endure a painful slumber under Papa Tunde's blade and Marcel's vengeance. Hayley later opens the letter and smiles at what Klaus wrote to their daughter.

In No Quarter, Klaus mentions to his hallucination of the late Camille O'Connell, that deep down he doesn't want Hope to end up like him, or be the kind of father to her like Mikael was to him, as Klaus is terrified that he may fail his daughter as a father. After being rescued by his half-siblings and Hayley from Marcel, he is reunited with his daughter. However, they do not have any direct interaction, as Hope is sleeping. Klaus is also angry because he missed five years of his daughter's life, due to the actions of Marcel, as he hates the latter because of this.

In Haunter of Ruins, Klaus finally directly meets his daughter, as both are surprised to see each other. Hope immediately recognizes and knows who Klaus is, despite the fact she had never met or seen her father's face before (but she is unaware of Klaus' history), however, she is also initially nervous of Klaus. He spends all day bonding with his daughter, and making up for the five years they have missed together. He also discovers that his daughter is an artist (a painter, like himself) much to his joy. She is also happy that she has her father in her life, after spending the whole day with Hope, Klaus openly expresses his pride for his daughter to Rebekah, stating that the latter is an art prodigy.

In Keepers of the House,

In I Hear You Knocking,

In High Water and a Devil's Daughter,

In Voodoo in My Blood,

In Queen Death,


Klaus (to Hayley): "How's our littlest wolf?"
Rebekah: "She looks like her mother. Maybe there is a God after all."
Klaus: "She has a hint of the Devil in her eyes. That's all me."
Klaus"This city would of seen you dead, but I will have it your home."
-- From a Cradle to a Grave

Hayley: "I am a mess! I cry all day, I feed all night. All I can think about is how much I miss my daughter."
Klaus: "Do you think you're alone in that pain?"
Hayley: "Have you even thought about her once?"
Klaus : "I have not stopped thinking about her! When it pains me, I seek comfort in the idea of what I will do to those who would harm her."
-- Alive and Kicking

Klaus (his letter to Hope): "My dearest Hope. I do not know how this will find you. As a child full of wonder, a teenager full of opinions, or a woman with the world at her feet. I write to tell you that I love you, and to explain that in our family's darkest hour, I was called upon to save my siblings... and so I did. Please, do not mourn me. Whatever pain I endure, I do in service of those I love. My sole regret is that I will be away from you. Be good to your mother. I draw comfort knowing that she will protect you. And I know she will not rest until our family is united... until then, my sacrifice will allow you to grow. To become the beautiful daughter I can now only imagine. Please remember that you are the legacy this family has always desired, the promise we fought to protect. You will always be... our hope."
-- The Bloody Crown

Klaus (to his hallucination of Camille about Hope): "When I see my daughter, she will run into my arms. She will look at me and know that I love her. I would do anything for her."
-- No Quarter

Klaus: "You, love, are the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson. You are going to be the greatest witch the world has ever seen, and nothing will scare you."
Hope: "I know what you are, you know. Strongest in the world. Strong enough to keep all the bad things away.""
Klaus: "What bad things?
Hope: "Just bad guys. Monsters, people who are mean, selfish and angry."
Klaus: "Nothing is going to harm my little girl. Nothing will even get close. You are all that matters to me."
-- Haunter of Ruins



  • Originally, Klaus wasn't interested in his child, but he eventually accepted her because he doesn't want to end up like his own step-father Mikael
  • Klaus says that his child is "the only thing on this earth that matters" to him.
  • In A Closer Walk With Thee, Klaus had a vision of his daughter.
  • Klaus revealed the name of his daughter in From a Cradle to a Grave. She was named Hope, likely because she was said on multiple occasions to be Klaus' (and the Mikaelson family in general's) hope for redemption.
  • Klaus' daughter was born in New Orleans but was conceived in Klaus' birthplace of Mystic Falls.
  • Klaus forgives Marcel after he saves Klaus' daughter in From a Cradle to a Grave.
  • Klaus and Hayley decide to send Hope away from New Orleans in order to keep her safe.
  • Klaus tells Rebekah that in spite of their differences, she is the only one he could trust with Hope's life.
  • Klaus promises Hope that she will come back to him one day.
  • Hope is now the only being on earth who can sire hybrids, since Klaus can only successfully create them by feeding those in transition to become hybrids the blood of a human doppelgänger, and there are no longer any human doppelgängers who are alive.
    • Though by the end of The Vampire Diaries season 6, Elena became a human doppelgänger again by drinking the second cure created by the Gemini Coven's prison dimension however it's unknown if Klaus is capable of siring hybrids with her blood again as it became the cure upon her consumption of it which cures immortality and she is also currently within a magical slumber.
  • Klaus joked that there is a hint of the devil in Hope's eyes, which he claimed she inherited from him.
  • Both Klaus and Hope are the first of their kind to exist. Klaus is the Original hybrid and the first undead werewolf-vampire hybrid to ever exist, while Hope is the first truly alive werewolf-vampire-witch hybrid.
  • Klaus' daughter Hope is the person he loves the most in the world.
  • Klaus is very protective of his daughter.
  • Klaus would give his life before he would allow any harm to come to his daughter.
  • Klaus' siblings believe that Hope is the key to Klaus' redemption.
  • Klaus is willing to sacrifice himself for Hope's safety.
  • However, unlike Hayley, Klaus is not willing to sacrifice his friends (Marcel and Camille) and his family (Elijah, Rebekah and Kol).
  • Since the birth of his daughter, Klaus has become somewhat more selfless.
  • In Chasing the Devil's Tail, Klaus mentions to his biological father, that he will not make the same mistake with his daughter Hope like Ansel made with him.
  • In Chasing the Devil's Tail, Klaus called her his "little girl".
  • Klaus has been weakened by Esther's necklace to hide his werewolf strength, while Hope's magic has been hidden by the bracelet that Kol made and which Jackson puts on Klaus' daughter's wrist. So both have been weakened by their mothers with magic objects.
    • Though while Esther did it to hide her secret, Hayley did it to protect Hope.
  • Klaus calls his daughter "his littlest wolf" again in Ashes to Ashes.
  • Hope and Klaus have a strong bond.
  • In Fire with Fire, according to Rebekah, Klaus will kill anyone who tries to take his daughter away from him.
  • Klaus wrote Hope a letter in The Bloody Crown, that that explains why he is absent.
  • In Gather Up the Killers, Klaus tears out the throat of Alistair after he threatened to kill Hope.
    • Hope is seen sketching, just like her father has also been seen doing.
  • In Haunter of Ruins, it is revealed that Klaus and Hope have most, if not a lot of things in common;
    • They both like to paint and draw. In addition to this, they both have raw drawing talent.
    • They both like the color orange.
    • They both are immensely powerful supernatural beings.


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