|“||The way he sees it, all witches are family. We're all bonded by a code of loyalty to help each other.||”|
Luka Martin was a teenage witch introduced in Season Two of The Vampire Diaries. After he and his father, Jonas, moved from Louisiana and settled in Mystic Falls, both Jonas and Luka took a strong interest in Bonnie, as she was a fellow witch. The extent of Luka's powers are unknown, other than the fact they exceeded Bonnie's due to having been taught witchcraft from a young age, but his powers paled in comparison to those of his father.
Luka was a member of the Martin Family.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
In Katerina, Luka meets Bonnie for the first time. When Luka met Bonnie he immediately developed a strong liking towards 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; teaching and learning from each other about magic and their witch heritage.
In The Sacrifice, Luka teaches Bonnie how to channel. Bonnie wasn't strong enough to break though the tomb spell on her own, so she channels Luka though an object if his, thought wirhout his permission. As she is performing the exhausting spell, Luka feels Bonnie channeling him. Luka begins to to be seriously overwhelmed by Bonnie's channeling. For his son's safety, his father intervened and broke her connection to him; Bonnie would have likely kept channeling Luka until the point of her or bother of their deaths.
In By The Light Of The Moon, Bonnie visits Luka in order to apologize for almost killing him. Luka quickly forgives Bonnie. Binnie continues to ask Luka about magic and they seek a way to break the spell which binds the moonstone. Luka tells Bonnie that he knows a spell to destroy the object and she believes him. Later that night they cast a spell to destroy the spell which binds the moonstone. However, Luka lied and the stone was never destroyed, infact it us a guise and Luka hands over the moonstone to his father.
In Crying Wolf, 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, with Greta being one of his new witches.
In The Dinner Party, Luka confronts Bonnie since he doesn't remember what happened. When Jeremy steps up to defend Bonnie, Luka backs down.
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 appeared to be friendly and is shown to be angry at Klaus for taking his sister away. He was shown to care some for Bonnie as he said that he and his father see all witches as family. Luka was shown to be a moral person, as he felt guilty for lying to Bonnie. Also he was very obedient, as he did everything his father told him.
Luka was a handsome young witch who had shaved, black hair, brown eyes and stood at 5'9".
Powers and Abilities
Luka was a shown to have great control over his powers, like have been taught be his father from a young age. When he first revealed his abilities to Bonnie, he was able to levitate salt with his hand. Between him and Bonnie, both were able to create strong winds by channeling each other. Luka was able to fool Bonnie into thinking she and him were casting a spell to destroy the moonstone by making it explode in sparks in the air. Under the night of the full moon, Jonas and Luka cast a spell to undo Emily's tomb spell. Despite being under a trance, Luka was able to fight Bonnie's spell; however he was not able to break the spell entirely. Despite being a powerful witch, his powers paled in comparison to his father, as mentioned by him, he was not strong enough to astrally project and send his father into the Salvatore House by himself, thus he was tasked to be sent, by his father, to find the daggered Elijah.
Luka had the typical weaknesses of a human/witch.
- The Sacrifice
- By the Light of the Moon
- Crying Wolf
- The Dinner Party
- The House Guest (Death)
- Know Thy Enemy (Corpse)
- The Last Day (Mentioned)
- Luka is a common male given name derived from Latin name Lucas, translation of Ancient Greek Loukas (Λουκᾶς), and the meaning is "of Lucania".
- Martin is a common surname or given name. It means "Of Mars" or "Of War/warlike". It comes from English and Latin origins.
- 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. However, he and Jonas are the only witches to specify that they prefer to be called warlock; every other male practitioner of witchcraft in either series has referred to himself as a witch.
- 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, which is fitting, as Luka and Jonas were revealed to have been working for Elijah, who, while not exactly evil, could not honestly be referred to as "good."