|“||Touch me again, and I'll tear your arm straight off.||”|
Kol Mikaelson is a major recurring character in the second season and third season of The Originals. He briefly appeared in the first season via flashbacks. Kol also appeared in the third season, fourth season and fifth season of The Vampire Diaries as a recurring character, antagonist and anti-hero.
Kol is the third son of Mikael and Esther. He is the younger brother of Freya Mikaelson, Finn Mikaelson, Elijah Mikaelson and older brother of Rebekah Mikaelson and Henrik Mikaelson. Kol is the younger half-brother of Niklaus Mikaelson and the uncle of Hope Mikaelson and an Unnamed Nephew.
Throughout his life, Kol has emotionally struggled with his status as the black sheep of the family, and the belief that his siblings considered him to be more of a nuisance than their brother. He was shown to be rather spiteful and jealous over Marcel Gerard, whom he saw was treated more like family than he ever was - and as such, Kol often lashed out violently and boldly, earning him a dangerous reputation and on occasion, the ire of his siblings. In reality however, his behavior is revealed to be simple cries for attention.
In the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries he will stop at nothing to stop the feared immortal, Silas being resurrected. However, he is killed by Jeremy Gilbert in A View To A Kill after discovering that Elena's proposed truce was, in fact, part of an attempt on his life in order to complete the Hunter's Mark. As such he attacked them and tried to cut off Jeremy's arms, something he did in order to prevent the map to Silas ever being completed. Therefore, Kol finds himself on The Other Side. In the fifth season, Markos has emerged into the world of living, causing the Other Side to begin collapsing. Kol fears what will happen to him and the other supernatural beings with him and orders Matt Donovan to warn everyone who is alive.
Ultimately, Kol escapes the destruction of the Other Side as seen in the second season of The Originals during Rebirth when it is revealed that his mother revived him. He temporarily helps his mother, Esther, and his revived brother Finn, but quickly follows his own agenda. Kol ends up pursuing a relationship with the young witch, Davina Claire and joins Klaus and Elijah in their efforts to defeat their mother. In retaliation for assisting their brothers in their goal of destroying Esther, Finn hexes Kol with a deadly spell. He consequently dies for the second time in I Love You, Goodbye, surrounded by his family and Davina as Rebekah promises that she will find a way to bring him back.
Kol is a member of the Mikaelson Family.
The Middle Ages
During the Middle Ages, Kol was born in a small village, now known as Mystic Falls. He lived with his family as a human, up until his younger brother, Henrik, was killed by werewolves. It was because of this tragedy that his mother, Esther (who is the Original Witch), and his father, Mikael, decided to take action to protect the rest of their family. Esther performed the Immortality Spell at Mikael's request. She then gave her children wine laced with Tatia's blood and then had Mikael kill their children. Later, Mikael forced them to feed on human blood, thus turning them into the Original Vampires. After the death of Esther, the various members of the Original Family all went different ways and it can be assumed that Kol made his way to Europe around this time.
Before becoming a vampire, Kol practiced magic as a witch and was, according to him, very talented. He even described himself as something of a child prodigy. Kol was also the only one of his siblings to tap into his power and awaken his magic, and so, loved the rush and thrill it gave him but when turned into a vampire, he lost this and was no doubt dismayed. In order to get a similar thrill to what magic once gave him, Kol, as a vampire, became a violent, formidable and untameable force.
When Klaus told his siblings that Mikael had murdered their mother, they all ran from home together, fleeing in fear from their father.
1002, Southern France
After hearing Mikael had killed their mother, Kol fled from home with his siblings for months. Sticking together and feeding on people in the countryside. One particular night, after attacking a carriage, Kol fed indiscriminately on one of their victims and was annoyed to have to spend time to hide the bodies. Elijah explained that if the bodies were found, word of their presence might reach Mikael. Feeling aimless and not knowing where to go, Kol suggested that they split up in order to better avoid Mikael. While Finn agreed with the notion, Elijah was quick to put it down, reminding them of their family vow of staying together always and forever.
After attacking a caravan belonging to five nobles in fine clothing who were clearly travelling to a nearby castle, Rebekah suggested that they take their victims' clothing and pose as them so they could live more comfortable lives. They discovered a servant of the castle who had overheard their idea of posing as the guests. He offered to help them with their ruse but the siblings couldn't decide whether to let him live or die. They put it to a vote, with Kol wanting to gut him since he only saw him as a dessert. Klaus had the deciding vote to let him live. The servant, Lucien, brought them into the castle and instructed them on how to properly behave themselves, brushing Kol's hair out of his face, to which Kol threatened to pull his arms off if he touched him again. After almost being discovered, the count welcomed them into his court.
Later that year, Kol began feasting on the local villagers indiscriminately, prompting them to believe they were being attacked by demons. Lucien warned Klaus that if Kol continued to give in to his decadence, the Mikaelsons wouldn't be able to stay much longer. Unknown to them, one of Kol's victims had survived the attack and told the count's son, Tristan, that it had been Kol who attacked her, though he had the face of a beast. Tristan revealed to Klaus and Elijah that Kol's behavior had given away their ruse. Kol's behavior, along with Klaus and Lucien's as well as the turning of Aurora and Lucien, contributed to the Mikaelsons fleeing from France. After they fled France, Kol, along with his four siblings settled in Tuscany, Italy.
Throughout this time, Kol was in eastern Europe, presumably making the Originals famous with his actions along with Klaus; killing and turning people indiscriminately. Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah had heard rumors of his actions from their own travels, as mentioned by Elijah. Kol would later join his family in Italy where he went to a party held at a vampire hunter named Alexander's home. He was later daggered in a surprise attack but revived by his brother Klaus (who was unaffected by the daggers thanks to his hybrid powers).
Between 13th and 17th Century
Kol spent much time travelling on his own, often with witches, hoping to reclaim a connection to the magic that he had lost when he became a vampire. He spent time with witches in Africa in the 14th century, Haiti in the 17th century. During his time in Africa, Kol learned about medicinal herbs and remedies from a shaman in Uganda. All the witches he traveled with told apocalyptic tales about the immortal Silas, and how he would bring about the end of time. In his travels, Kol came across a cult that worshiped Silas. Fearing that the stories he had been told might be true, Kol murdered the entire cult, prompting him to believe Silas would never rise. While in Arabia, Kol learned the practice of Kemiya, and became an expert in its craft, despite not being able to personally use it as a vampire.
In 1702, Kol's violence in Spain drew too much attention. This brought his father, Mikael, straight to the family, burning the country in his wake. While the flames drew closer and Mikael beheaded Klaus' horse, Elijah and Klaus searched for Kol while Rebekah brought the daggered Finn onboard a ship to flee from Europe. They found Kol in a tavern where he drank and feasted on humans carelessly. Despite their warnings of Mikael's impending arrival, Kol refused to flee, believing Mikael was only after Klaus and that they could just leave him and he'd be fine. When Klaus and Elijah insisted, Kol attempted to resist them but was subdued by Elijah, as Klaus pulled out a White Oak Ash Dagger. Kol struggled, panicked by the betrayal, and promised Klaus that a day would come when he would not be so easily subdued. He was then daggered and neutralized.
Kol remained daggered when the family fled Europe and traveled to the New World. It was shown that Kol was actually neutralized at the time of the Original's arrival in New Orleans. The coffin that held his daggered body was brought to shore and kept in the Original's home until the 1800s.
1821, New Orleans
In 1821, after Elijah seemed to be taking Klaus' own young ward, Marcellus Gerard, under his wing, Klaus felt he needed someone to have fun with. He undaggered Kol against Elijah's wishes. Elijah rushed to Kol's coffin to find him awakened and already feeding without discretion on humans that Klaus had offered to him as an apology for daggering him. Kol and Klaus began causing trouble together, killing what was reported to be forty-six people in a building. Kol mused that the body count was probably at least sixty, saying that the reports had probably forgotten the victims in the attic. Later, Kol showed Marcellus the theater by compelling a large number of people to perform Hamlet. By using compulsion, Kol ensured that all of the murders within the story were actually enacted, resulting in the real deaths of the actors. Kol forced Marcellus to watch it until Elijah showed up to stop him.
Kol revealed that he was just training Marcellus on how to be a vampire, since he knew that Klaus eventually wanted Marcellus to transition. Kol revealed that he had already fed the boy his blood, and so he told Elijah that all he had to do was kill him. Furious, Elijah grabbed Kol and condemned him for his vile and sadistic imagination. Klaus intervened, telling Elijah to let Kol go. When Kol thanked Klaus, his half-brother daggered him yet again. Elijah stood over Kol's coffin, tidying up his body while apologizing for his daggering. He said that it was for Klaus' own benefit since Klaus needed Marcellus and it would be impossible for that relationship to blossom with Kol around, due to Kol's tendency to lash out and his "bad influence" over Klaus.
1900's, New Orleans
Kol was undaggered again in 1901, and lived in New Orleans with his siblings. Kol had a relationship with the witches in the city and despite the rumors that he would use them and discard them, he actually held them in high regard. A war began brewing between the witches that were allied with Kol and those who followed Klaus. Kol believed that if Klaus had his way, all the witches would be wiped out and the city would be overrun with vampires. Seeking to ensure the safety of the future generations of witches, Kol and his witches planned to get rid of Klaus and his witch followers. Using his extensive knowledge of magic, Kol taught his witches, Mary-Alice and Astrid, how to create dark objects using Kemiya, a type of magic he had learned in Arabia. Some of these objects include the Devil's Star, a rosary that would drive men to madness, shackles that would cut off a witches power and a bracelet that would force obedience. All of the dark objects were created so that Kol could utilize a form of magic without being a witch himself, and he planned to use them to scare both Klaus and the witches that followed him. Kol hoped that Mary-Alice and Astrid would grow experienced enough to create a dagger that would be able to work on Klaus, hiding their secret endeavors in a tomb in the Lafayette Cemetery.
Despite their efforts, his witches were unable to turn the silver dagger into gold so it would work on Klaus. Kol's impatience and desperation to dagger Klaus caused a rift between him and his followers. Kol revealed his brutal nature when he slaughtered half a church parish, despite the fact that his goal was only to kill one woman. He had reasoned that if she were dead, he would be able to enter her home to find a larger paragon diamond that they could use to channel more magic. Kol and his witch allies managed to break into the home and find the diamond. When Kol left, however, he was confronted by Klaus and Marcel. Klaus forced Kol to hand over the paragon diamond. Klaus then had one of his witches trap Mary-Alice and Astrid inside the mansion forever, much to Kol's shock.
Sometime around this point, Kol crossed paths with his older sister Freya Mikaelson, though he seemed to be unaware of who she was. Freya connected with him in hopes of being able to get a glimpse of her siblings, and it can be presumed that Kol intended to befriend her so that she might help him to create a dagger that would work on Klaus. Shortly after, at his family's Christmas party in 1914, Kol stepped out of the party to search for the paragon diamond, still intent on going through with his plan. Rebekah caught him rummaging through Klaus' things. Kol told her about his plan to create a dagger that would work on Klaus and Rebekah agreed to help him, telling him to get back to the party before his absence was noticed. It was then revealed that Kol had attended the party with his sister Freya, where she crossed paths with Rebekah for the first time, and they shared a toast to each other from across the room. The evening was at first progressing in Kol's favor. However, Rebekah had lied to Kol and had already told Klaus of his plan and desire to reclaim the diamond. During a family speech, Klaus revealed that he knew about Kol's plan. Kol, knowing his plan had been squashed, fled up the stairs but was stopped by Elijah. Elijah held Kol down as Klaus daggered him, neutralizing him for the next one hundred years.
When their father Mikael managed to track them down, in 1919, the Original family fled, and Kol's body was kept with Klaus for over 100 years until he was freed by Elijah in Bringing Out The Dead, waking up in Mystic Falls.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
In Resident Evil, after Matt was temporarily killed by a Traveler, he went to the Other Side and discovered that other beings besides witches could see each other. Kol's ghost suddenly appeared, telling Matt that the Other Side had gone topsy turvy and that's why none of the residents were in complete solitude anymore. Kol noticed Matt was wearing the Gilbert Ring, knowing that it would allow him to be on the Other Side temporarily but would bring him back. Matt, happy to hear he could see other people on the Other Side, wanted to find his sister, Vicki Donovan, but Kol had never heard of her. Matt's mention of his sister caused Kol to look sad for a brief moment, possibly thinking of his own siblings. After Vicki got dragged away from the Other Side, Kol found a grieving Matt, telling him to stop grieving for someone who was already dead. Matt asked where she went but Kol didn't know and hoped he never would. He told Matt that the Other Side's depletion would take all of them if Matt didn't do something. He begged Matt to go back to his body and then tell everyone about what was happening on the Other Side because it would take every being that still resided there. This was the second time that Kol showed fear at something more powerful than he. When the Other Side collapsed, Kol was not seen.
Throughout The Originals Series
The first flashback scene consisted of their arrival in New Orleans in the 18th Century. Niklaus, Elijah and Rebekah lured a ship's crew onto their own, and whilst there, the crew discovered two coffins. It was then revealed that Kol was actually neutralized. After killing most of the crew, Elijah compelled the last crew member to ship their "luggage" to shore.
In Long Way Back From Hell, in flashbacks to the year 1919. Rebekah is surprised when her witch friend Genevieve tells her that she likes Klaus, saying that she had not expected Genevieve to want a 'bad boy.' She then says to Genevieve that if she likes bad boys, she would love her brother Kol. Rebekah then begins to tell her that Kol is not with them anymore after a family feud, possibly a reference to Kol's daggering early that century. Rebekah tells her that there is someone she wants to contact, who she has not seen in a long time. The nature of the conversation leads Genevieve to think that Rebekah wants her to contact Kol, but Rebekah tells her she thought of contacting her father Mikael.
In Farewell to Storyville, Kol was seen in a flashback where he and his siblings played, running and jumping on Finn, showing that they were happy. Klaus later mentions that he was the only one who was a victim of Mikael's abuse, while Finn, Elijah and Kol were not. Klaus also mentions that he loved all of his siblings, even Kol who he was at odds with sometimes over the centuries.
Next to nothing is known of Kol's personality when he was a human for the first time, before Esther turned her children into vampires. However, it was shown that he was close to his family, and this is reaffirmed by Kol's sadness at the disintegrating relationships between his siblings over a thousand years later. Kol loved being a witch, being something of a prodigy with magic, and out of his siblings was one of the only one to actually tap into his power aside from his oldest sister Freya. He specifically loved the power that magic gave him and hated having to lose it when he was turned into a vampire. According to Rebekah, even as a child, Kol would not continue to lie once he has been caught on the act.
Kol is menacing, unpredictable, dangerous, wicked, cheeky, somewhat unreasonable and cocky to a fault. He can quickly go from being a respectful gentleman to direct and aggressive. When Kol is presented to Carol Lockwood, he greets her with dignity and charm, but when Damon Salvatore is introduced to Kol, he speaks to him very condescendingly. Kol patronizes his siblings often, challenging them with snark and contempt, especially Rebekah and Klaus, demonstrating his clear irreverence. He enjoys breaking the rules, and is naturally very defiant; Finn even aptly describes him as being the wildest one in the family. Kol is also not short on ego, a fact Klaus has remarked on, and considers himself to be "handsome". Additionally, Kol comes across as a playboy and hedonist, seemingly taking great pleasure in his vampire nature. One of Kol's defining characteristics is his vindictiveness. Much like Klaus, Kol does not hesitate to get retribution on those who have caused him harm; plotting for decades against both Klaus and Rebekah for sleights that caused him pain. Kol does not forgive easily, though may pretend to further his goals of vengeance.
As a vampire, Kol finds child-like enjoyment in his acts of violence, sometimes comparing them to games like hide and seek and believing that there is always time for games when he is told to take a situation seriously. A sadistic facet to Kol's character has also been shown such as when he compelled an acting troupe to murder each other while performing Hamlet just for his own entertainment. This example also illustrates his dark sense of humor, resulting in Elijah to opine that his brother has a "vile imagination". Later, in 1914, Kol callously slaughtered half a church parish, including a young alter boy, just to kill one woman who's house he needed to be able to enter. Kol had no regrets about the massacre, happily going to a family dinner soon after.
However, part of Kol missed being a witch. He missed the power that magic had given him and to make up for it, he turned to violence and mayhem, embracing his vampire nature. Kol's longing for his magic drove him to spend a lot of time over the centuries with witches, teaching them his extensive knowledge of spells and magic. Having his witch colleagues use a distinct form of magic, they were able to create curse objects, allowing him to, in a way, wield magic while being a vampire. It was later revealed that Kol hated being a vampire due to the blood lust and heightened emotions, and preferred being a witch because he finally got to be himself.
Despite his flaws he is shown to truly care for his family. However, due to not being included in the "always and forever" pact made by Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah, Kol has always felt excluded and isolated from his siblings. His extremely violent and aggressive antics are a result of wanting attention from them. Once Marcel joined the family, Kol's jealousy and bitterness grew worse since Marcel seemed to take his spot in the family. When threatened by Rebekah, he was even shown to be ashamed of what his family had become, and was saddened that Elijah was so disgusted by their fighting. He also was upset by how quickly Rebekah seemed to move on from his death when he returned from the Other Side. He has also stated his appreciation of witches, holding them in high esteem. He seems closest to Rebekah and Klaus, though he has stated he views some of Klaus' actions as "horrors". He along with the rest of his siblings (excluding Finn) seemed to look up to Elijah, seeing him as the noble one. However, Kol's violent, reckless, and impulsive nature often clashed with his family, despite really caring for them beneath his vain personality.
Like Klaus, Kol has a sense of honor as he will not go back on his word, however, like his half-brother, he will always look for loopholes in the deals he makes. Despite being intelligent and calculating, he is known to draw unwanted attention to himself.
Kol is shown to be genuinely intimidated and fearful of Silas. This stems from stories he used to be told when he was young about Silas and believes fully that Silas can't be stopped if he's unleashed. He would do anything to ensure that Silas would not come back, including disobeying Klaus' order to leave Jeremy Gilbert alone and even threatening his sister with the White Oak Stake. This seemingly irrational behavior over a legend made his siblings think his fear of Silas had driven him to paranoia and insanity. During a conversation with Elena, Kol further elaborated on his feelings about Silas. He said that he had faith in the immortal's existence unlike the rest of the world, which had lost faith in such things, now not knowing who they should fear.
Essentially nothing has changed the personality of the Original Vampire Kol, however, his idea on the Other Side has changed dramatically, as after having been there for a long time, at the "hell", as he calls it, Kol becomes eager to drop the veil and to bring back himself, and consequently all other dead supernatural beings, back to life. He also explained his joy of being able to connect with someone again, since on the Other Side, it was complete isolation. In that isolation, though, he had thought of countless ways to make Elena suffer for her part in his death, apparently having manifested as a ghost towards her so he could recount his various ways for revenge. Although he hated the Other Side, he seemed to value his survival because he feared disappearing into darkness as Vicki Donovan had. He was brought back by Esther before the collapse of the Other Side.
Kol became a witch when he was brought back from the other side to possess Kaleb. His personality seems to be quite similar to how he acted previously, though less directly hostile, a combination of being not as invincible and powerful, as well as no longer having that part of him heightened by vampirism. He remains cheeky and even a little bit self absorbed - as when he mocked Davina's music taste before crediting himself with being able to help her improve it. He also showed previously known traits when he says that he loves his new body, demonstrating his vanity while sucking up to his mother at the same time. However, Kol quickly showed disdain for no longer being indestructible, hating that he could get hurt and that his wounds wouldn't heal quickly, saying that it had been a thousand years since he had received a scar. He also continued to demonstrate a love for culture that was only previously hinted at, hanging out at the record store and once again mentioning his love for modern music. Kol's previous interest in magic was even more prominent, now that he could practice it personally again as a witch. Due to being more vulnerable and in a weaker witch body, Kol had to rely on cunning deception to win his battles.
Kol is marked by his brown hair and dark brown eyes. Despite being centuries old, he appears to be in his late teens, somewhere between 17 - 19. He is approximately 6'1" in height, very handsome and with a lean and athletic build. As shown whilst preparing for the Ball, Kol is very proud of his appearance, bordering on arrogance.
When he was first undaggered from his coffin, he was dressed in what he was wearing in the early twentieth century; a collared shirt with a vest, and dress pants. Kol shares a similar fashion sense to the rest of his family, dressing in a very high class manner, but with a casual edge similar to his brother Klaus's attire, that is more prominent in modern times. Kol tends to dress in darker colors, wearing casual-button down shirts, both short and long-sleeved. He also wears henleys and occasionally t-shirts. He also wears stylish jackets most of time, wearing coats and simple jackets. The colors Kol wears range from gray to navy blue to black to brown.
Kol's hair had also been subject to change, and he has had many styles over the centuries. In 1702, like his brother's, he had long hair, but had pulled it back rather than letting it out. His hair was slicked up when he first woke up in the 21st century, but he eventually lessened the gel as he adjusted to modern times, letting his bangs fall over his face. While a ghost, his hair took on a more general style that he seems to favor, like the one in Season 3, with a hint of stubble appearing on his face in Season 5. After returning from The Other Side, he possesses the body of a witch named Kaleb, taking his physical traits as his own. Even in a new body, Kol retained his fashion sense. Kol comments on loving his new body, his arrogance coming out once again when it becomes clear the he appreciates the physical attractiveness but not so much the vulnerability. Kol stated that his mother picked a body that would allow him to easily follow Davina, believing she would find it attractive.
Powers and Abilities
Kol possessed all the standard powers and abilities of an Original Vampire. As an Original Vampire, Kol was stronger and faster than any non-original vampires, he was one of the most powerful supernatural beings in the TVD/TO universe, with the exception that Klaus is stronger and faster due to his werewolf side. However his powers have never been seen used against his family, as Elijah has been seen fighting with Klaus almost evenly and Rebekah has been easily subdued and she fears Klaus, Kol doesn't fear Klaus and is not afraid to get in a confrontation with him, as shown many times, it may be possible that he too can fight almost evenly with Klaus as Elijah does, he just hasn't shown it yet. He was also able to kill 12 vampires singlehandedly and without getting as much as one scratch on him although the vampires he killed were newborn and didn't know how to use their powers exactly. Like his brothers, and his maternal half-brother, he was trained from a young age by his father Mikael who taught him how to fight with swords and bows, and how to protect himself, he was a killing machine.
Since Rebirth, Kol has lost all his Original Vampire powers and abilities, due to taking over the body of Kaleb and taking all of Kaleb's witchcraft powers abilities as his own. Esther intentionally put Kol into a weaker witch's body to keep him under control and not allow him to utilize all of his magical knowledge. It is yet unknown how powerful Kol was as a witch in his own body, but it was said he was considered a "child prodigy".
Kol has been shown to know how to use and control Kaleb's magic, although it is possible that this is influenced by Kol's amassed knowledge of magic. He is first shown to use his powers to prank people in Alive and Kicking, telekinetically making a table of apples fall and using aerokinesis powers to blow a woman's dress up.
It is unknown how powerful Kol is as a witch having only been shown to use magic while possessing Kaleb and only having the extent of Kaleb's abilities at his disposal though he says he was quite gifted with magic in his true body before becoming a vampire. While in Kaleb's body he was able to perform spells but was shown to be far weaker than Finn while he inhabited Vincent Griffith. Kol tended to try and channel power through others such as Davina Claire and the paragon diamond. While channeling the power from the paragon diamond, his power was briefly amplified enough to be able to keep Klaus at bay for a few moments, though causing a great deal of stress to Kaleb's body.
Kol is also the mastermind behind the creation of almost all known Dark Objects from the The Originals Universe, such as the rosary of madness, the bracelet of obedience and the Devil's Star, Mary-Alice Claire being his apprentice along with her close friend Astrid. He has revealed to Davina that he has the ability to create a dark objective dagger that can neutralize Klaus like the silver ones do the other original vampires. Klaus has since enlisted his help to fight in the coming battle against Esther in order to save Rebekah and Camille from the Body Jumping Spell.
Kol had the typical weaknesses of an Original Vampire.
- Main article: Klaus and Kol
Klaus is Kol's maternal older half-brother. Kol and Klaus both have a short temper. It is known that Klaus daggered Kol over a century ago. Kol and Klaus seem to argue every time they talk to each other, Kol even joked to Klaus about his dagger threats showing he was not over being daggered for a century. Even though he had been daggered for a century, he quickly got with times as he was seeing playing a video game perfectly. Klaus and Kol both like to drink together and have brotherly bond. Klaus cares deeply for Kol as he was rushing to his body when the Mystic Falls gang daggered Kol. Kol seems to ruin many of Klaus plans like finding the cure for vampirism, by killing Shane and the newly turned vampires. In Every Mother's Son Finn reveals to his brothers that Kol is alive, and Klaus expresses disbelief that Kol would have gone along with Esther, stating that the only thing Kol listens to is his ego, but Finn confirmed Kol's supposed loyalty, saying that their mother's proposition had brought even the wildest of Mikaelsons onto her side. Kol later switches loyalties over to Klaus and Elijah. Klaus and Kol have been seen getting along at time since then, and fighting at others. They seem to banter often and in good fun. Klaus was furious with Kol for hiding where he hid Rebekah, and threw him to hungry vampires in his anger. But Klaus forgave him, when Kol was cursed by Finn. After all, everything Kol has ever wanted was his family to care about him. When Kol died from the curse, Klaus was there on his side, together with Rebekah and Elijah. Before Kol died he wanted Davina to leave him alone, but his three siblings came and Klaus said that Kol can´t just flee from "Always and Forever" He died in their arms, as a part of the family.
- "Kol, listen to me. You don't have long. You're going to die. But you will die a witch, and we will consecrate your body. You will join the Ancestors of the French Quarter and those spirits can be brought back. And I promise you, brother, I will not leave this body until I find a way to bring you home."
- —Rebekah to Kol.
- Main article: Rebekah and Kol
Kol is Rebekah's older brother and her partner in crime. They are the younger Mikaelson siblings and love doing evil together. Kol is the only member of the family who has, even though on personal differences, takes the side of Rebekah, as he has protects her from Klaus. Also Kol dislikes her lovers. Same way seems of all the Mikaelson Siblings Rebekah knows Kol pretty well, she knows about his favorite holidays, and can usually tell when he's lying or telling the truth. When they together on screen, Kol is her partner in crime and helped her whenever she needed him. Which she seemed to have taken advantage of, as she tends to use him a lot, getting upset if he doesn't do things the way she wants. She has rarely been scene interacting with him unless she got something out of it. He helped her gain information from Shane about the cure until he found out that it involved Silas. Kol refused to have a part in it and wanted everyone to stop looking for the cure.Then Rebekah tried dagger Kol and threaten him, they both looked terribly upset, but obviously her attempt angered Kol and he almost killed her; but Klaus saved her. Later on, he is killed by Jeremy and Elena. Rebekah mourns the loss of her brother briefly; but still wants to find the cure. When Kol returns from The Other Side, he is not happy to see her as she did not get revenge for his death, which strains their relationship. When Kol possessed the body of Kaleb, and he finally saw Rebekah, they were really happy to see each other, even if it were on different sides. Rebekah said his name and told that she knew that smirk anywhere. Rebekah and Kol seems really close, because no matter what they still love each other. Kol truly cares about her and protect her. After Rebekah escaped the Witch Mansion she forgave Kol, but Kol did not feel guilty, because he taught his younger sister a lesson for her betrayal. Rebekah confessed that she likes Kol's soft side and then he promised her that he will get her back to her body even if it's the last thing he would do, and Rebekah said that she not going to let him die, whatever it takes. She wanted to help him, but there was nothing she could do. She promised Kol that she would not leave the witch body until she brought him back from the New Orleans Ancestors. He died in her arms. Later, when Rebekah became possible to go back to her body, she refused because she has vowed to return Kol to life, and she intends to keep the promise to bring back her brother. In spite of everything, as well as her promise, Rebekah returned to her original body and helped Elijah replace Kol's ashes, thus leaving him dead. Rebekah however, said she doesn't want to do this, and she wants to get Kol back to her, and after Freya heal the body of Eva, Rebekah returned to it and went from New Orleans to find a way to bring him back.
Elijah is Kol's older brother. Elijah and Kol's relationship has not been greatly explored, but Elijah was upset that Kol had been left in a coffin for over a century because of Klaus. He undaggered Kol in Bringing Out The Dead against Klaus' wishes, reuniting all of his siblings. Elijah and Kol did not have much interaction in the present day, but Kol later expressed his sadness that Elijah would not show his face, citing his bickering with Klaus and Rebekah as the reason. It is unknown what Elijah's reaction to Kol's death was when he found out, but he refused to allow Klaus to aid Silas in dropping the veil, even knowing that it would bring back both Kol and Finn. In Season 2 of The Originals, it was revealed that Elijah had helped Klaus dagger Kol all known times; once in Spain in 1702 when Kol drew the attention of Mikael with his antics and refused to flee with his siblings, again in 1821, when Kol grew too wild and threatened both Klaus' relationship with Marcel, and Marcel's human life. And finally in 1914 when Kol tried to build a dagger that would work on Klaus. Elijah became aware that Kol was alive in Every Mother's Son when informed by Finn, but he didn't first really interact with Kol until much later. Despite expressing discontent with some of Kol's actions, and being perfectly willing to torture him at times, Elijah rushed to his side along with Klaus and Rebekah when he found out that their brother was dying. Elijah remained by his side until Kol has succumbed to the hex.
- Main article: Davina and Kol
Davina Claire was Kol's close friend and girlfriend before he died. They first met in Rebirth and since then, the pair have grown close. Originally Davina was completely ignorant of Kaleb's real identity, but she eventually discovers the truth in Red Door, and despite being rightfully furious, the pair establish an alliance founded on the mutual goal of Niklaus' destruction. From there, Kol and Davina worked together attempting to fashion a dagger that would work on Klaus and during this time, their relationship, having been fed by Kol's tendency to flirt, their mutual love of magic and palpable chemistry, blossomed. Their relationship strengthened through the season and the pair shared their first kiss in the mid-series finale. Whilst on an quest to rescue Josh and Marcel, Kol was hexed by his brother and after his condition quickly worsens, he dies with Davina by his side, leaving her devastated. Since his death, Davina has been working restlessly to try and bring him back to life. In Night Has A Thousand Eyes, she makes a deal with Klaus, exchanging her help with Mikael and Dahlia for the ashes of Kol's original body, so that she'll be able to use them to bring him back.
- Kol is pronounced as "Cole ", old English word meaning "charcoal". It is an old Norse name, meaning 'Dark'.
- Mikaelson is Scandinavian and means "Son of Mikael".
- Kol has some similarities to Klaus from the novels:
- Both have mood changes from cheerful and amused to absolutely enraged in seconds and they are very unpredictable. Despite their seemingly erratic and scattered personalities, they seem to be patient and methodical killers capable of elaborate plans.
- Both have attacked members of the Bennett and Donovan families: Klaus attacked Vickie Bennett (in the book), Kol attacked Matt Donovan and Bonnie Bennett.
- He is the first character to have webisodes done to give more backstory on him.
- Out of all the Originals, Kol was considered the most unpredictable, the most unstable and also the wildest.
- Kol has a habit of using 'Darling' to refer to other characters.
- Besides Rebekah, Lucien, and Genevieve, he is the only character that refers to Klaus as "Nik".
- Kol has been neutralized five known times, however he has implied this has happened more, leading him to seek to create a dagger that would work on Klaus, to punish his brother for the times he spent in a coffin:
- By The Five in the flashback to 1114, in The Five - To neutralize the Original siblings.
- By Klaus in the flashback to 1702 in Alive and Kicking - For drawing Mikael's attention to Spain.
- By Klaus in the flashback to 1821 in Alive and Kicking - For threatening Marcellus.
- By Klaus in the flashback to Christmas, 1914 in The Map of Moments - For plotting against Klaus.
- By Alaric Saltzman, in All My Children - To neutralize the Original siblings.
- Kol was the first Mikaelson to mention his full name in the series.
- Originally, it was planned that Kol would appear in the flashback in 1912 where it would reveal why Damon felt he had met Kol before in Dangerous Liaisons.
- Prior to his death, Kol had possession of the White Oak Stake and had stolen all but one of the daggers so he had nearly every weapon on the planet that could truly harm him. Ironically, it was his ownership of the white oak stake that led to his death.
- Kol had been good friends with witches throughout the centuries, stating how he respects them and holds them in high esteem. This stems from his love of being a witch before becoming a vampire. His interest in witchcraft and magic continued even as an Original and not being able to use it directly anymore.
- Kol rarely displayed his vampire visage in The Vampire Diaries, only showing it twice. The first time was in A View To A Kill before he was murdered and the second time was in Graduation as a spirit, making him the first vampire-ghost to show his fangs.
- Kol and Elijah are the only people in the family that have pushed Klaus' buttons without fearing the consequences. Mikael didn't fear it either but he had the intent of killing Klaus, while his brothers only wanted to annoy him.
- Michael Narducci referred to Kol as "the Loki of the family" due to his mischievous nature and his uncertain allegiance to any particular side.
- Kol, while possessing the body of Kaleb, was often affectionately referred to as "Koleb" by fans, a combination of their two names.
- According to Rebekah, Kol's favorite part of holidays with his family was righting wishes for each other.
- Kol was quite fond of music.
- Kol confirmed that he used to practice magic before becoming a vampire while on a date with Davina in Alive and Kicking.
- In Every Mother's Son, Finn described Kol as the 'wildest' one in the Mikaelson family.
- Due to once being a "prodigy" with magic and his history of spending time with witches over the centuries, Kol is quite knowledgeable in the arts of witchcraft and magic.
- During the time he spent with witches in Africa in the 14th Century, Kol traveled in Uganda and gained a knowledge of medicinal herbs and remedies from a shaman. He demonstrated his skill with this when helping Davina with her injured ankle in Live and Let Die.
- In The Originals: The Awakening, it was revealed that Kol was responsible for having witches create a variety of dark objects, including The Devil's Star and the bracelet Davina used to make Mikael obedient to her. He had the witches create them so that he could use magic through the objects without being a witch himself, as they were designed so that anyone could wield them.
- In his travels, Kol learned of a magic called Kemiya, which he taught to witches so that they could create his dark objects for him. He later teaches this to Davina, and practices it himself, being quite experienced in this style of power.
- In The Devil is Damned, Kol found out that Hope was alive, finally being involved in the family secret.
- He admitted to Rebekah that after his death in the fire, as original, he realized that he would have preferred to live as a witch and not a vampire.
- He stated preferred to be a witch so he didn't have to live with the blood lust and heightened emotions that came with being a vampire.
- Finn hexed Kol to die lonely, however, he died surrounded by the girl he liked and his family.
- Rebekah had vowed to bring him back to life, refusing to leave Eva Sinclair's body until she succeeds. At the end of season 2, she once again occupies Eva's body and states she still wishes to find a way to bring Kol back.
- Michael Narducci confirmed Kol was afraid of Mikael, this being the reason that he did not reveal himself to his father when Mikael attacked him.
- It was confirmed in Night Has A Thousand Eyes that Klaus is in possession of Kol's ashes.
- Though Finn, Elijah, Klaus, Rebekah and Henrik all possibly had the potential to be witches, Kol (and Freya) were the only ones who actually tapped into their power while in their original bodies. Finn and Rebekah only used magic while possessing witches, tapping into their host bodies' powers. Kol also did this while possessing Kaleb, though his power was much more limited than when he was using his original body before becoming a vampire where he was said to be a "prodigy".
- If Davina had succeeded in bringing Kol back to life at the end of Season 2, with the power of the ancestors, by using the ashes of his true body, it is likely he would come back to life as an Original Vampire, as he died as a vampire, when he was killed by Jeremy Gilbert, who used the White Oak Stake to kill him.
- Nathaniel Buzolic confirmed that Kol will make an appearance in The Originals Season 3. It has since been show that Kol will be in flashbacks of the early days of the Original Vampires.
- Kol is the first member of Mikaelson family who met their older sister Freya, after Dahlia took her. The second member of the family who met Freya is Rebekah, however, they both did not know her true identity as their long lost sister.
- The ingredients to bring Kol back from the dead involve his ashes and the blood of two siblings.
- Kol was the only Original vampire that had sires that were neither shown or named.
- However, there are many vampires that has unknown sirelines, and some them could be in his own line. But since he is now deceased, all the vampires that are known to be currently alive and has an unknown sireline is sired to either Rebekah, Klaus, or Elijah.