|“|| 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.
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.
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
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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.
- He coined this nickname in From a Cradle to a Grave.
- 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.