|“||To what end, Niklaus? So you can live forever, with no one at your side? Nobody cares about you anymore, boy! Who do you have other than those whose loyalty you forced? No one. No one.||”|
HistoryEditAs shown in the flashbacks of Rebekah, it becomes clear that Mikael and Klaus do not have a good relationship at all. During their time in the new world, Klaus and Elijah have a playful sword fight. Mikael is unimpressed by Klaus' skills, and attacks him. Klaus does not wish to fight with his father, and does not do much to protect himself, causing him to lose the fight. Mikael leaves him with the words "Somedays, it's a miracle you're still alive, boy", and stated that he thought Klaus is foolish and impulsive. After Henrik died, Mikael changed his entire family into vampires (apart from his wife), including Klaus. Even with their relationship as it is, Mikael wanted to save him.
When Klaus made his first human kill as a vampire, it triggered his werewolf side to become active, leading them to discover his mother had an affair. Esther then cursed him to keep the werewolf side of him dormant. As a result, Klaus killed his mother out of resentment and anger that she had abandoned him. Mikael saw everything that happened, and how Klaus ripped his mother's heart out.
According to Rebekah, Mikael's pride and temper was heightened when he was turned. Mikael wants to kill Klaus because he now sees Klaus as a "sort of abomination". Mikael may have also been aware that Klaus had began neutralizing his siblings which could have given Mikael more reason to want to kill him.
Klaus was running away from Mikael (Season 3, Klaus tells Caroline that the closest Mikael ever got to killing him was when he killed Klaus' favourite horse), as he has a stake made from the White Oak tree, and it is the only weapon that could kill Klaus.
Season ThreeEditHomecoming, Mikael teamed up with Damon and Elena to kill Klaus,Mikael were waiting on Klaus to come and when he came said "Hello Niklaus," Klaus says "Hello" to Mikael to. Klaus say "Why don`t you come in, oh that`s right, i forgot," Mikael says to him that he can come outside if he want, Klaus says that he can watch while he sends his hybrids on Mikael, but Mikael says they can`t kill him. Klaus all he has to do is rub his two fingers and then they will attack, Mikael says to Klaus, "The big bad wolf. You haven`t changed. Still hiding behind your playthings like a coward." He then shows Klaus, Elena. he tells him to come outside or he will kill Elena but Klaus doesn't believe him and says to do it, Mikael then says to him, "If she dies this lot will be the last of you abominations." Klaus still doesn't believe him Mikael then stabs "Elena" with a dagger, in Klaus; distraction Damon attacked Klaus with the White Oak stake but their plan failed when Stefan intervened and kept Damon from killing Klaus. Klaus then used the White Oak stake on Mikael, stabbing him in the heart with it. Mikael then burst into flames, burning the stake along with him.
Mikael: "That is precisely my problem." (He takes Elijah's sword and turns to Klaus) "So, why don't you teach me that trick, young warrior!" (he starts to fight with Klaus)
Klaus: "Father, we were just having fun."
Mikael: "We fight for our survival!! And you find time for fun. I want to have fun! Teach me! Come on!"
Klaus: "Father it was nothing...!"
(Mikael disarms Klaus without effort and brings him down; he sets the sword on Klaus's throat)
Mikael: "You are foolish and impulsive, my boy. What? No more laughter?"
Esther: "You've made your point, Mikael!"
Mikael: "Somedays it's a miracle you're still alive, boy."
Mikael: "The big bad wolf. You haven`t changed. Still hiding behind your playthings like a coward. You only forget. They may be sired by you, but they`re still part vampire. And they can be compelled by me."
(A hybrid pushes "Elena" to Mikael)
Mikael: "Come out and face me, Nikaus. Or she dies."
Klaus: "Go ahead. Kill her."
Katherine: "No, Klaus. He`ll do it."
Mikael: "If she dies, this lot will be last of your abominations."
Klaus: "I don`t need them. I just need to be rid of you."
Mikael: "To what end, Niklaus? So you can live forever, with no one at your side? Nobody cares about you anymore, boy! What do you have other than those whose loyalty you forced? No one. No one."
Klaus: "I`m calling your bluff, father. Kill her."
Mikael: "Come outside and face me, you little coward. And I won`t have to."
Klaus: "My whole life you've underestimated me. If you kill her you lose your leverage. So go ahead. Go on. Kill her. Come on, old man. Kill her! KILL HER!"
Mikael: "Your impulse, Niklaus. It has and will forever be the one thing that keeps you from truly being great."
- Both have been dessicated by a Bennett witch.