|“||The way he sees it all witches are family. We're all bonded by a code of loyalty to help each other.||”|
— Luka to Bonnie Bennett
Luka Martin was a teenage witch who was introduced in Season 2. After he and his father, Jonas, moved from Louisiana and settled in Mystic Falls, both Jonas and Luka took a strong interest in Bonnie, by her being a witch too. The extent of Luka's powers are unknown, other than the fact they exceeded Bonnie's, but paled in comparison to those of his father.
Luka was a member of the Martin Family.
Luka met Bonnie and immediately developed a strong liking to her. After they are acquainted with one another, they later meet again at the Mystic Grill, where Luka introduces his father, Jonas. However, Bonnie soon becomes frightful of the Martins, after Jonas asks her about her Salem ancestors. It is later revealed that Luka and his father are witches. Excited to meet another witch her age, Bonnie and Luka begin spending more time with one another, they had likings for each other: teaching and training each other about magic and their witch heritage.
After Bonnie discovers that Luka and his father are agents of an original vampire named Elijah, Bonnie kidnaps Luka in order to perform a spell that would force Luka into telling her his reason for working with Elijah. He reveals how they desired to kill Klaus, after he kidnapped his sister. Desperate to break the curse, Klaus has forced generations of witches to finding a way to break the curse without the doppelgänger sacrifice.
In The House Guest, he and his father perform a spell that allows him to project himself in an astral form in order to resurrect Elijah, whom Damon, Stefan and Elena had previously killed. But before he could accomplish his goal, Katherine stopped him, and Damon set him on fire, by torching him with a flamethrower. Luka died, despite the fact his father tried to revive him with a spell.
Luka is a common male given name derived from Latin name Lucas, translation of Ancient Greek Loukas (Λουκᾶς), and the meaning is "of Lucania"
- Season 2
- The Sacrifice
- By the Light of the Moon
- Crying Wolf
- The Dinner Party
- The House Guest
- Know Thy Enemy (corpse)
- Since The Other Side is gone, he most likely found peace or was sucked into oblivion.
- Luka told Bonnie that he and his father preferred to be called "warlocks", rather than witches, most likely due to modern society seeing the title "witch" as feminine. Ironically, in ancient times, the term witch was gender-neutral for anyone who practiced magic, male or female. "Warlock", was reserved for witches who could not be trusted, like Luka and his father turned out to be.