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If you want to be with someone forever, you have to live forever.
— Lee to Elena in Bloodlines

Lee is a vampire who was turned by Lexi, his late girlfriend, many years ago so they could be together forever. When Damon killed Lexi, he sought revenge, but Elena convinced him to honor Lexi by not killing Damon. He has not been seen on the show ever since he tried to kill Damon. However, several theories could explain his disappearance. Lee may have died when Kol Mikaelson or Finn Mikaelson were killed by the Mystic Falls Gang (specifically Matt Donovan and Jeremy Gilbert). Lee could have been part of either vampires' sireline. Also, Lee possibly died some other way or just moved on from his former lover's death.


During his human years, he met Lexi Branson and fell in love with her. At first, he was confused about how he felt about her, but eventually came to terms with his feelings towards her. She turned him into a vampire so that they could spend forever together.

The Vampire Diaries Series

Season One

Lee's vampire face

Lee trying to kill Damon

Bree called him shortly after Damon and Elena arrived at her bar. When Elena went outside to speak on her phone, he kidnapped her to lead Damon into a trap when he tried to rescue her. He attacked Damon, but Elena begged him to stop, revealing that Lexi had told her about him and, since Lexi was good, he must be too. Lee, in anger, then threw Damon at the wall. Elena thanked him for not killing Damon, but he only said it wasn't for her, and fled.

He has not been seen again since then.


Season One

Physical Appearance

Lee is a handsome vampire with dark brown hair and dark, brown eyes. He has some facial hair and from what is shown, it seems he wears dark clothing.

Powers and Abilities

Lee possessed all the standard powers and abilities of an non-original vampire.


Lee had the typical weaknesses of an non-Original vampire.


Lee is shown to be blunt and when he decided not to kill Damon, he bluntly tells Elena that he didn't do it for him or her, but possibly for Lexi. Lee was also heartbroken about Lexi as he wanted to spend eternity with her and wanted vengeance against Damon for killing her.


Lee is of English origin and has many meanings from different origins. In Celtic and American, Lee means "healer", Latin "lion", English "meadow or wood" and Irish is "poetic".



  • He and Charlotte are the only vampires to appear in one episode and never appear again without being killed.
  • Lee, Charlotte, Nandi and Lucy are the only living supernatural characters to be seen in just one episode without being killed.
  • He is deceased if he is descended from Finn or Kol.

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