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Rebekah Mikaelson is a free-spirited Original Vampire. Rebekah was the romantic interest of Stefan Salvatore in the 1920's, daughter of Mikael and Esther, and also the only sister of an unnamed deceased brother, Elijah, Finn, Kol, and Henrik, and is also the only half-sister of Niklaus. After the death of Henrik, she became the youngest sibling in the family. She lives in Mystic Falls now and has her own house.
Rebekah is a member of the Mikaelson Family.
The middle ages
Rebekah is the only daughter of Mikael and Esther, wealthy land owners from Eastern Europe in the 10th century. She is the sixth of seven siblings, Elijah, Finn, Niklaus, Kol, Henrik, and an unknown older brother who died while the couple still lived in the Old World. Not much is known about Rebekah's early life, other than that she was born in the New World, where they lived in peace among werewolves for twenty years. However, during a full moon, when the wolves were transforming, Klaus and Henrik snuck out to watch the villagers transform from men to beast. As the sun began to rise, Rebekah saw Klaus carrying Henrik's lifeless body back into the village. He stated that one of the wolves had mauled Henrik to death.
Not wanting to lose another child, their mother Esther cast a spell (Vampiric Transformation Ritual), calling upon the Sun for life and the White Oak Tree for immortality. However, the spell lead to some untimely acts. Unbeknownst to Rebekah and her siblings, they drank wine laced with the blood of Tatia for dinner, and afterwards, Mikael drove his sword through their hearts. After their awakening, Mikael forced his children to feed on a local villager therefore completing their transition into vampires.
Later, they began to realize that their new gift had its weaknesses. The flowers that grew at the base of the White Oak Tree, vervain, burned them and prevented compulsion. The sun burned their skin, making it impossible to walk in the daylight for them. They were unable to enter the homes of their neighbors without an invitation. Also their thirst was uncontrollable. Realizing that a wood carved from the White Oak Tree would be fatal to them, they burned the tree to the ground. After their mother's death, Rebekah, Klaus and Elijah swore to each other that they would never turn on each other and stick together as one, always and forever.
Rebekah was residing in Italy with her brothers Klaus and Elijah when they met a vampire hunter named Alexander, a member of a group called The Five. Rebekah soon fell in love with him and this allowed Klaus and Elijah to get closer to him and question him about The Five. During this time, Alexander and Rebekah planned to get married. They even picked out a church and he shared a lot of information with her about his plans for hunting vampires. However, unbeknownst to her, Alexander had found out she was a vampire and while she and all of her siblings were his guests, overnight The Five daggered them all with white oak ash daggers. Klaus, unaffected by the dagger thanks to his werewolf lineage, undaggered her after killing Alexander and the rest of The Five. Klaus then viciously interrogated her until she revealed that Alexander's supposed ultimate weapon was a "cure." Despite everything that had happened, she buried Alexander with his sword at the church where they had planned to marry.
Rebekah was in England along with Elijah and Klaus. She met Katerina Petrova, the first Petrova Doppleganger, who was going to be sacrificed soon to activate Klaus's werewolf side. However, after Katerina's escape, which subsequently destroyed Klaus and Elijah's bond, Rebekah has held a grudge against her ever since.
Moving from town to town and wreaking havoc, Rebekah and Klaus found themselves in Chicago during the roaring 20s. After her introduction to Stefan Salvatore, Rebekah immediately fell in love with him. Not long after, Mikael arrived in the city searching for Klaus and intending to kill him.
Mikael and the police fired wooden bullets into the building. Rebekah, Stefan, and Klaus ducked to avoid the bullets and in the commotion, Rebekah lost her mother's necklace. Klaus met up with Stefan and compelled him to forget ever meeting him and Rebekah.
Later, Rebekah and Klaus are shown to be packing and moving elsewhere. Klaus tells Rebekah to hurry up, but she says that she is not going anywhere without Stefan. Klaus tells her to let Stefan go, but Rebekah refuses, intent on staying with him. Klaus forces her to choose between him and Stefan, and as she opted for the latter, he neutralizes her with the White Oak Ash Dagger. This is the only weapon that can be used to neutralize an Original Vampire like Klaus and herself.
Rebekah remained neutralized for 90 years and stored in a coffin which was carried around with Klaus wherever he went. The coffins also contained her other brothers, Finn and Kol.
Throughout the series
After Gloria revealed to Klaus that Rebekah had what she needed to contact The Original Witch, Klaus reluctantly resurrected his sister. While she is resurrecting, Klaus compelled a guard to let her feed from the guard and also told the guard to tell her where to meet Stefan and Klaus. After rising from the dead, Rebekah is delighted to see Stefan again, but is furious after she is unable to find her necklace. She was appalled by modern music and fashion. Gloria uses Rebekah to find the amulet and after doing so, threatens to kill the girl with her necklace and her friends.
As Stefan is about to open Elijah's coffin, Rebekah walks in. He tells her he remembers they were running from someone and inquires about it. Rebekah tells Stefan that she can't talk about it, and instead pulls Stefan into a long kiss. Rebekah then asks afterwards if he'll love another girl the same way he loved Elena. Stefan says he hopes to and tries to kiss Rebekah again, but she stops him, saying his kiss gave him away. Klaus appears, and Rebekah reports that Stefan is not on their side, as he's asking about Mikael. Once they're back in Mystic Falls, Rebekah informs Stefan that Klaus knows that the doppelgänger is still alive, when she is meant to be dead, and that he won't be merciful. Stefan attacks her, but being an original vampire, Rebekah overpowers him and "out of jealousy" stabs him. She later meets Caroline and Tyler at Mystic Falls High School, knocks out Caroline and takes Tyler to Klaus.
After Klaus feeds Tyler his blood and kills him, Rebekah drags Tyler back to Caroline and stays to watch over them. As Rebekah sat there bored as ever, she goes through Caroline's phone, only to find a picture of Stefan and Elena together, and spots her mother necklace around Elena's neck. Rebekah is furious and storms into the gym to inform her brother about the necklace's whereabouts. She threatens Elena and asks about the necklace's location, but Elena explains that she doesn't have it anymore because Katherine had stolen it from her. After Klaus figured out how to successfully create hybrids, and having Elena "donate" blood, he and Rebekah are at the hospital's parking lot.
She questions how he knew that he needed the doppelgänger alive, and he reveals to her, "You know the original witch hated me. Do you honestly think I would do anything other than the opposite of what she says?" He further explains, "The doppelgänger needed to die in order for me to become a hybrid. But if she was dead...". Rebekah chimes in, "Then you couldn't use her blood to sire yourself a new species". And he adds, "Leaving me alone for all time."
Rebekah is disappointed in his reasoning behind the creation of his own species, just so he would never be alone. Klaus changes the subject, sending her away to fetch the truck. While she's gone, Damon comes to inform Klaus that Mikael is on his way to Mystic Falls to finish him off, causing the hybrid to run off, leaving Rebekah behind.
In Smells Like Teen Spirit, Rebekah forces herself into the Salvatore Boarding House, and enrolls into Mystic Falls High School, ostensibly to keep an eye on Tyler, whom she's been supplying with blood bags. Rebekah also joins the cheerleading squad and openly tells Caroline that she may be interested in her boyfriend and many other "things" of hers, practically declaring her war.
The same night, she attends the traditional bonfire, where Damon Salvatore tries to distract her (so Alaric and Elena can get Stefan off the track) with his charms and marshmallows, but Rebekah sees through him, and stabs him. She later shows up at Tyler's house with a girl, teasingly biting her, and tells him that Klaus would want his hybrid to get the full vampire experience; at the mention of her brother, Tyler needs no more convincing, and begins to feed on the girl.
When Rebekah is at school and doing a flip for the cheerleading squad, sees Elena and ask what she wants. She replies she knows about her history from the carvings on the wall. After Elena walks off there is a flashback of Rebekah putting her name on the wall and Klaus watches, he asks for the knife Rebekah slams the sharp end down in his hand thereby hurting. Then Elena gets a text from Rebekah to come over and talk to her, she asks Elena what dress she should wear for the homecoming. Elena ignores and just intends to find out about her history. So Rebekah grabs a girl and as shes about to bite her, Elena tells her to choose the red dress. Then Rebekah and Elena go up stairs and Rebekah looks through Stefan's stuff. Then Rebekah tells Elena about who had the necklace and it is revealed that the original witch was her mother Esther. By the end of the episode, Rebekah finds out that Klaus was the one who killed Esther not Mikael and she bursts into tears and accepts that her brother she loved could do something like this.
After she help's getting Klaus back into town and confronting her father, Elena helps Rebekah prepare for the homecoming dance. Elena gives Rebekah her mother's necklace and while Rebekah's off guard, stabs her with the white oak ash dagger, neutralizing her.
When Klaus almost has Jeremy and Alaric killed, Elena makes a deal with Klaus to ensure Jeremy's safety. Elena returns Rebekah to Klaus in exchange for Klaus sparing Jeremy's life. Klaus accepts these terms and undaggers Rebekah. Prior to his departure, Elena informs Klaus that Rebekah learned the truth about Esther's murder. When he returns to his house, when Rebekah is about to awaken, he apologizes for his actions and tells Rebekah that they will meet again another day. He then stakes her with White Oak Ash Dagger.
Elijah un-daggers Rebekah, who then stabs Klaus with one of the daggers. They plan on leaving Klaus alone, when she is surprised to see their mother arrive.
After promising that she will kill the Doppelgänger, Rebekah goes after Elena in Dangerous Liaisons. Rebekah reproaches to Elena that she daggered her and wants to bite her. Elijah shows up and stops Rebekah before she could have killed Elena. Arriving home, Rebekah is threatened by Klaus because of her intention. Kol protects Rebekah from Klaus. Leaving the Mikaelson's Mansion, Rebekah goes to grill where she meets Elena and Caroline. She goes there to invite Matt at the ball.
When the party starts, Rebekah plans out with Kol to murder Matt to make Elena suffer. Because she feels something for him, Rebekah changes her mind and tells Kol she won't hurt innocent people. After Esther's speech, Rebekah drinks the champagne laced with Elena's blood and so, she becomes linked with her siblings. Kol didn't give up on killing Matt, so he wanted to make it without Rebekah. The boy is saved by Damon who hurts Kol. This event is seen by all members of the Original Family including Rebekah. Rebekah then meets Damon and hooks up with him after being upset that she disappointed Matt.
The next morning (All My Children), we see Rebekah waking up next to Damon in his bed. When she was about to leave, she and Damon meet Elena at the door of the Salvatore house. She greets her with a sarcastic smile. Arriving home, she is teased by Klaus and Kol ,(her brother), who calls her a strumpet. When her brothers leave for Mystic grill on search for some fun, she throws a shoe at them for their remarks. When they are gone, we see her having a chat with Elijah, who is worried about their mothers behavior.
When Elijah decides to take over control above the acts, he teams up with Rebekah, after thinking out the following plan: Elijah kidnaps Elena and takes her to the caves which run beneath the whole Mystic falls area. Rebekah is sent to the cave to watch over Elena. She is kept there as a hostage, to build up pressure on the Salvatore brothers. When Alaric daggers Kol in the grill, all originals die except Klaus, because of their active link. This includes Rebekah. Elena uses that time gap to get some advantage, so she runs away. When Klaus rushes over to Kol to un-dagger him, Rebekah gets back to life, too. By the time, Elena found the small chamber in the cave which vampires can't enter.
Getting creative, Rebekah returns with a tank of gasoline. She streams the gas on Elena, and in the cave, than lights it up with matches, offering Elena a choice, either come outside, or stay in there and burn. The girls then have a chat, which results in Rebekah sparing Elena's life. After Damon turned Abby into a vampire and thus preventing Esther from killing her children, Rebekah releases Elena. Arriving home in the evening, she meets Elijah, who is about to leave.
Klaus is seen burning his drawings of Caroline. Rebekah admits him, that she considered Klaus as her only family over the years. Than she shows him the recordings she took with her phone about the carvings in the cave, which tell the story of the great white oak tree, which the originals burned down, but was later replaced with a new one. They realize that it might be a danger to them, so they can be killed.
Rebekah tries to figure out where the White Oak Tree could be.Therefore she interviews the mayor, Carol Lockwood about the old trees in the area.She finds out that some of them were used in order to build the town. In Mystic Falls grill she joins Stefan and Damon in their conversations about the killings in 1912. She also tells them about how she knows Sage. She assist Damon in helping Stefan feed on a human.
At the Wickery Bridge Foundation, Rebekah meets with Sage and Damon there. Sage suggests to Damon that they could discover what Rebekah was planning if he seduced her. Damon complies with Sage and attempts to coerce Rebekah into lowering her guard so Sage can get into her mind and see her thoughts. Damon and Rebekah sleep together and while Rebekah is sleeping Sage enters her mind to discover that Rebekah is searching for the remnant of the White Oak Tree. Sage also manages to get into Damon's head and discovers that Damon had been planning to kill all the Originals including her true love Finn, so she betrays Damon and warns Rebekah about Damon's plans to kill her and her family. Rebekah then strips the White Oak Wood from the Wickery Bridge and destroys it.
After getting Finn back in town, Rebekah seeks revenge against Damon who she truly believed had liked her and she breaks into his home. Rebekah easily knocks Alaric out and attacks Damon. She then kidnaps Damon and takes him to Klaus' Family Mansion so she can torture him and drain the vervain out of his system so that he could be compelled.
Shortly after organizing the 20's decade dance, Matt distracts her so she can not know Tyler returned. She then begins to like having a guy around, but her happiness is short lived as Esther comes back to town. They talk and after a brief discussion Esther seemingly falls down and appears to be dead. In the end of the episode, it is revealed that Esther possessed Rebekah's body in order to kill the Originals.
The next day, Rebekah/Esther gives Klaus "the last White Oak Stake" and he burns it without hesitation. Rebekah/Esther goes to Alaric's apartment where all the coffins are there Esther has Rebekah neutralized so she can return to her normal body, This is the second time Rebekah was neutralized and missed a high school dance. Near the end of the episode Klaus un-daggers Rebekah.
After missing the dance, Rebekah calls Caroline to help with cleaning up after the dance even though she didn't get to attend. Caroline tells her that she is sorry about Esther. Later, she is attacked by Alaric and he tries to kill her, but fails after she goes out into sunlight. She then warns Klaus about Alaric and tells him she is leaving and he should leave with her, to which, Klaus refuses.
Later that night, Rebekah appears at the storage warehouse to find Damon, who has apparently called her there. Once she arrives, Damon tells her to be quiet and to help him move Klaus' body. Alaric then comes in and fights Rebekah, tosses her aside, and stakes Klaus. Rebekah then screams in horror as Damon holds her back, and tells her to run. Later, Rebekah meets up with Elijah and tells him Klaus is dead. They console each other for their loss. Rebekah is then informed by Elijah that Tyler Lockwood died, but the other vampires sired by Klaus somehow survived. Both siblings assure each other that they, as well as Kol, were not responsible for siring Stefan and Damon's bloodline. Both ponder how they can still be alive. Following this revelation.
On the phone, Stefan is puzzled as to why she still in town, since Elijah told him they would be leaving immediately. Rebekah explains that Elijah wants to run, since Alaric is after them. However, she informs Stefan that she is tired of running, as she and Klaus spent most of their lives running away from Mikael. She tells Stefan that Klaus is dead, and if she and her brothers are to survive, Alaric must die. Rebekah reveals to Stefan that she knows Alaric's one weakness: Elena. Stefan tells Rebekah that they had a deal, but Rebekah tells him it is over, due to Klaus's death as she blames Elena for it. Rebekah stands still on the bridge, catching Elena and Matt off guard. Matt swerves the car to avoid hitting Rebekah and drives over the bridge, crashing into the water below.
The next morning, Rebekah is still devastated by her brother's death. Damon comes and attacks her with the White Oak Stake, but wooden bullets shoot through the window, neutralizing her. Rebekah wakes in a van with Caroline that is heading towards Pastor's house. Until Klaus (still in Tyler's body) knocks the van over. Klaus saves Caroline, but not Rebekah, telling her to "Keep them busy, little sister." Rebekah is taken to Pastor's farm where she's caged with Elena and Stefan and is left to breath in vervain.
After she helps Elena feed, she is set free. Once she returns home her brother is back in his body. Rebekah tells him how she's always been there, when Finn, Kol, and Elijah weren't. She never stopped loving him through everything. She now realizes he truly doesn't love her so she destroys the last of Elena's human blood. Klaus then disowns her as his sister and snaps her neck.
She moved out of Klaus's mansion and moving in her own house, Rebekah decides to throw a party that'll have people ditch school around fifth period. She hands out flyers and goes into History class, Alaric's old classroom. As she hands out flyers, she and Elena have a small confrontation where it leads to Elena throwing a pencil at Rebekah's head, whereas Rebekah catches it and throws it back going into Elena's shoulder. Rebekah bites Heather and sends her into the bathroom where she starts to push Elena by rubbing Heather's blood on her face.
Later Rebekah asks Matt to come to her party, he doesn't talk to her, Rebekah apologizes to Matt for what happened at the bridge and that she never wanted to hurt him. After Matt still doesn't say anything Rebekah prepares for her party. At her new house, Elena asks her if she blew up Pastor's farm. She's upset Elena would ask her that since she didn't care at all about the farm house. Rebekah takes Elena's ring and throws it into the garbage disposal.
After Elena gets her ring back she grabs the white oak stake in her bag, prepared to kill Rebekah. Rebekah see's Elena and Stefan leave, not before Elena drinks her beer from the keg in from of her. Rebekah starts to get sick, seeing veins appear on her face. Later that night Rebekah hallucinates Matt telling her she'll never be loved, and Rebekah kills him. After the party ends, Rebekah and April officially meet, seeing that they have a lot in common Rebekah offers to help April discover what really happened at the farm.
After making friends with April, Rebekah tries to get Matt to like her and buys him a new truck, but he refuse to take it and Klaus says she's is trying too hard and tells her that the brotherhood of the Five still exist and wants her to come and help him, but she tells him she doesn't care about the Five, this caused Klaus to leave. Rebekah was later with April at the Grill there Stefan came to her table and compelled April to forget everything they said. He tells Rebekah that Klaus wants him to make peace with her so she will talk about the Five and is willing to start over with her and talk with Matt about doing the same. She then came with Stefan to the Mikaelson Mansion and ate dinner with Stefan and Klaus, while eating Klaus told Stefan of Alexander, their encounter with the Five and that they had a weapon that could only be found with the Five's tattoo and sword.
When Klaus told her to tell Stefan what the weapon was and she revealed it was a cure for vampirism. When Rebekah asked what they were going to next Klaus said they were not going to do anything with her cause she can't be trusted. She the figured out that Klaus wants the cure for Elena so he can make hybrids again,she then ran off. She later came to the Salvatore Boarding House after getting a message from him and told Stefan she wanted the cure back then and asked if he would take the cure if he had the chance or if it just where for Elena.
He answered her that Elena will kill and when she does that she will turn off her emotions. Rebekah then said she can't let her brother get what he wants and when she was about to leave Stefan answered he would take the cure if it meant that he would be able to have children, grow old, die and be buried with Elena, Rebekah then told him that she buried Alexander there they where going to get married and she buried the sword along with him. She then figured out that was the only thing he wanted to know was where the sword is. Klaus tells Rebekah that "she is love sick fool" when confronting her. She gets angry at Klaus and tells him that she would have prefer to live her life than his because no one would want to be sitting around the dinner table sharing stories with someone that can't love. Then Klaus came in the room with a white oak dagger and told her she is right, Rebekah tried to run out but is stopped by Stefan. She then becomes angry and dares Klaus to dagger her and then he stabs her with the dagger neutralizing her. Klaus told Stefan to put her somewhere no one can find her.
In O Come, All Ye Faithful, it's revealed that Stefan hid Rebekah's daggered body in a coffin in a tunnel. They intend to do a spell to put Klaus into Rebekah's daggered body so Klaus can be temporarily killed. So Stefan brings Rebekah coffin to the Lockwood Cellar to let them to do the spell, but the plan was fake. Hayley's plan all along was to get all of the hybrids killed leaving Rebekah's coffin in the Lockwood Cellar. April went to the cellar after she overheard Caroline's conversation with Stefan. She opened the coffin and found Rebekah's daggered body.
In After School Special, it is revealed that April removed the dagger from Rebekah. Elena believes she is seeing things when she sees Rebekah at Carol Lockwood's Memorial. Elena finds a crying April in the hallway, who distracts Elena by telling her she knows she's a vampire while Rebekah sneaks up and snaps Elena's neck. "Was that necessary?" April asks. "No, but it was fun," Rebekah answers, smiling. Rebekah calls Stefan and tells him she is holding Elena hostage at the high school. Stefan phones Caroline for help. The plan was for Stefan to distract Rebekah while Caroline uses the white oak stake on her, but Rebekah disarms Caroline by the time Stefan finds her. Rebekah escorts him to the library, where Caroline and Elena are already waiting. They have all been compelled. The rules: they answer her questions honestly, no disobedience, and no one leaves.
Rebekah needed a quick update on what she's missed. She couldn't understand why, if Stefan would do anything to save Elena, even take the cure himself so he could grow old and die with her, they were still vampires. Rebekah sensed that the reminder of Stefan's devotion to Elena made everyone comfortable, and Caroline finally blurted out that they'd broken up. This situation had to be perpetual teen Rebekah's dream. She demanded to know what had happened. "She slept with Damon," Stefan said. Elena glared at Caroline. Caroline could barely look at her.
It was Elena's turn to fire a shot at Stefan's heart when Rebekah asked her if she thought she'd slept with Damon because of the sire bond. "I didn't sleep with Damon because of the sire bond, I slept with Damon because I'm in love with him," Elena said. Mercifully, Caroline steered Rebekah back onto the subject of the cure. Stefan told Rebekah that Professor Shane knew where to find it. Rebekah phoned Tyler to summon him using Caroline as bait. "Maybe you have a better shot at saving her than you did your mother. Bye now," she said.
Kol told Rebekah she's just as worse as Klaus when he brought Shane. Rebekah and Kol trying to compel Shane to tell them where the cure was. Only he can't be compelled -- something he picked up in Tibet. So Rebekah ordered Kol to beat it out of him the old-fashioned way. Rebekah went back into the library and wanted to play a game of Truth or Dare. Elena chose dare, but Rebekah cheated: "I dare you to tell Stefan the truth about Damon." Elena said when she's with Damon, it feels unpredictable, like she's free. And when she's with Stefan? She feels like a project, a problem that needs to be fixed. "I think I make him sad, and I can't be with someone like that, because when he looks at me, all he sees is a broken toy," Elena said. She's not wrong. After Elena admitted she doesn't love Stefan anymore, Rebekah asked Stefan, "Did that hurt?" and he said "Yes." She replied back, "Welcome to the last 900 years of my life."
Tyler arrived, and Rebekah told them all to stay in the building and not vamp run in the hallway. Why? She compelled Tyler to turn into a werewolf. Now that she had Shane, she didn't need them. They were just competition, and whoever finds the cure first gets to decide how to use it. Rebekah couldn't understand why Shane even wanted the cure since he's human. And he said he doesn't. He just wants Silas, the first Immortal, who's imprisoned with it. Now this got interesting: Kol said "Silas will kill us all," and Rebekah said he's not real, he's just a fairy tale. Shane insisted he's real, that he knows where he's buried, and that soon he'll have the spell that wakes him. Apparently you need his tombstone and dozens to die in a blood sacrifice. Shane's done it before. He's the one who got the Council blown up. Shane said those deaths were noble -- and temporary. "Because once I raise Silas, Silas will raise the dead. He will bring back every last soul who died on his behalf." And then, Kol impaled him. While Stefan and Elena worked together to protect themselves from werewolf Tyler, Kol and Rebekah fought. He said Silas would be "hell on earth," so Rebekah should thank him. But she wasn't in a forgiving mood, thinking Shane was dead along with her advantage in the race to the cure. It's probably worth remembering that Kol now has possession of the white oak stake.
Rebekah needed some cheering up so she found Stefan and Elena. "Why are my least favorite people always the most durable?" she asked. She couldn't believe that Stefan was still protecting Elena. Was she going to have to rip out his heart and show him the scar tissue? She said there was a solution: She could compel him to forget Elena -- erase every memory, kiss, lie, ounce of pain, bit of love. He wouldn't know Elena or the misery. "Do it," Stefan said. "Erase it all, every memory." Elena protested, but there was no need. Rebekah had no intention of making it that easy on Stefan. "I refuse to make you forget her the way Klaus made you forget me," she said. And to Elena: "But at least you know how he really feels." She told them Stefan's eternity of pain was her revenge, and they were free to go.
In Catch Me If You Can, the morning after Stefan and Rebekah team up, she is sitting on his bed reading his diary, when he walks in. She said that she was reading it too see if he had second thoughts about teaming up and tells him that the plan is to steal Silas' headstone from Shane, so Shane would help them out.
Later, Stefan and Rebekah go to Shane's office to look for the headstone. Rebekah tells a tense Stefan to "Don't ripper out on me, we'll find it" and also said he needed a release. She suggested they burn through some of Shane's herbs, and when he declines, she said he wasn’t as fun as he was in the 1922. He admits they had a little bit of fun back then. After looking for the headstone for a while, Rebekah asks Stefan if he knows why she had refused to compel him to forget Elena. She tells him that it wasn't to punish him, but to teach him that it took "a thousand years and hundreds of betrayals" of love and caring to ruin her. Also, she tells him, that they didn't care in the 1922, they did what felt good. It was liberating -- the drinking, the feeding, the sex. Stefan responds with "The sex wasn’t good because we didn’t care. It was good because you’re crazy. Crazy sex is always good," they are about to kiss, when some guy walks into Shane's office, and Stefan and Rebekah hide.The guy starts looking around the office and eventually find Silas' headstone. Rebekah and Stefan then come out of hiding and start to torture the guy to find out he is, because he has vervain in his system. Eventually, the guy bites off his tongue and stabs himself in the throat with a knife. Stefan and Rebekah determine that someone must have compelled him, and then put vervain in his system. Rebekah then asks if Stefan thinks it was Klaus or Damon, but Stefan thinks it was someone else.
Later, Stefan's phone starts to ring, and Rebekah picks it up, and it's Elena. Elena tells Rebekah that she needs to talk to Stefan, because Damon had been compelled by Kol to kill Jeremy, but Stefan doesn't say anything.
Eventually, Rebekah goes to Klaus' house, and finds Kol there. She is about to dagger him, but he distracts her by saying that Elijah would be disgusted by their bickering. While Rebekah is distracted, Kol flips Rebekah around and is about to kill her with the White Oak Stake, but Klaus stops him and saves her.
Stefan comes over to Rebekah's house, later. They talk for for a while, and Stefan then pushes Rebekah on her bed, and they have sex.
In A View To A Kill she and Stefan spent an entire day together, because he was distracting her so Matt could steel the dagger, to neutralize her, but at the end, they find out they much more in common that what they think. She decides, that, even though Stefan and his friends kill her brother Kol, they were going to continue their partnership.
In Into the Wild, Rebekah gives Elena the evil eye and the two waste no time almost killing each other. While hiking, Rebekah recapped what everyone brings to the table including Elena (nothing) and Damon (“nice behind”). When night fell, the gang makes camp for the night. Rebekah and Stefan were sitting by the fire lamenting the lack of smores when they hear a noise. She jumped and crushed his arm when she grabbed him. He reminded her that she’s an Original vampire and she revealed again how much she wants to be human because being a vampire is miserable. Stefan said if he takes the cure, it’ll be for him, not Elena.
In the morning, the group had to split up: Bonnie wanted to stay behind and try a locator spell and Shane wanted to stay. Rebekah and Elena continued bickering as they walked with Stefan, and the only thing that shut them up was when Elena tripped a wire and almost got herself staked. Rebekah stopped the wood before it got to Elena. Point for Rebekah. Elena genuinely thanked her, but Rebekah wouldn’t play nice: She said she didn’t care if Elena died, but if it was going to happen, it should be epic.Elsewhere in the woods, Stefan saved Rebekah from the pain of a spear and had her safely pinned against a tree with his hands on her waist. He wanted to know whether she was serious about a cease-fire. Rebekah asked why they all assume that she hates Elena so much. Because she ran her off a bridge. Yes, but that's because that was the only way to save her family. Elena’s helped kill two of Rebekah’s brothers to save the people she cares about. That’s what they all do. Maybe she and Elena aren’t as different as people think they are. They headed back to camp, where Elena now couldn’t find Bonnie or Shane. Shane’s things were gone. And so was the headstone. Rebekah freaked out thinking Elena and/or Stefan had taken the headstone or was working with Shane. That makes no sense, which they were able to convince her of. Was Stefan saying every moment of his last 146 years was ruled by the pain of being a vampire suggesting that maybe HE won’t love HER when he’s human, or just meant to show her that he wants to be human whether or not she loves him? Elena offered Rebekah the white oak stake as a peace-offering. Rebekah said there was no peace, they’re all screwed. That's why Elena said the three of them have to work together now. Rebekah accepted it.
In Down the Rabbit Hole, whilst still on the island, Rebekah, Stefan and Elena realise that without the headstone the only hope to finding the cure is with the Hunter's sword in Klaus' possession. Rebekah says Klaus wouldn't give up the sword as he was terrified the cure would be used against him, however Caroline says she would find the sword as Klaus is still trapped in the Gilbert living room. Later on, Caroline calls and reveals she has the translation of the tattoo, Rebekah is surprised to learn that Klaus helped and ever moreso that he wishes her to find happiness in being able to live and die as she wishes. Klaus manages to tell her that there is only one dose of the cure before the phone is cut off, and keeps this information to herself for the time being. Stefan, Rebekah and Elena are walking towards the edge of a cliff and once Elena has jumped down, she reveals to Stefan about the cure, before snapping his neck, knowing he would give the cure to Elena if he had the chance.
Rebekah next appears inside the cave head in which Vaughn had Damon who managed to free himself. Vaughn had his gun pointed at the both, and Rebekah is confident in the knowledge she can't be killed without the White Oak Stake. He then shoots her three times and she launches at him, unprepared for the grenade he sticks on her chest as he holds up the fuse. The grenade detonates and spikes shoot into her body, neutralizing her. Damon, who Vaughn incapacitated beforehand was freed when Stefan and Elena found them and he urged them to continue and then began to dig the spikes from Rebekah's body until she wakes. After a short conversation, she realizes that Damon has given up after he urged Elena to continue for the cure, despite knowing her feelings may change if she became human. "You did something selfless, Damon. If I didn't know better, I'd say you were becoming a halfway decent person." She says whilst smiling.
In Stand By Me, Rebekah finds Damon who is also still on the island and demands to know where the cure is, surprised to learn Katherine stole the cure. She expresses sympathy towards Elena after being told of Jeremy's death, saying "I'm not heartless, he was Elena's only family" before telling him they find Katherine.
After hearing that Silas is awake, she follows Damon, and says she didn't like being out in the open. Damon's mocks her fear and she retorts Kol must of been afraid of Silas for a reason. She begins to ask Damon about why he is so far away from Elena, and says "or are you terrified of being there when she realizes her brother is dead?" Damon suddenly grabs her and an arrow is embedded in her back, by the onlooking Vaughn. She appears beside Damon sometime later having managed to dig the arrow out of her spine and begins to question the bound Vaughn for information on where to find Katherine. After hesitation he admits Katherine found him and said she could help him find Silas, already aware of the Hunters Mark and the cure, as she had someone on the inside; Hayley. Rebekah then tells Damon that she has a lead on the cure and is determined to find it, and that he wouldn't mind as he never wanted Elena human again.
Sometime later, Rebekah tosses Vaughn to the ground and he tries to persuade her into using the cure on Silas. She is still unsure yet wary of his existence yet to prove it, Vaughn tells her to look in his bag for Silas' mask. After hesitation, she does so and looks on at the mask in her hands, Vaughn asks her "how do you hide from the devil when you don't know what he looks like?" She swallows nervously before dropping the mask and running from the cave. After nightfall, Rebekah is walking through the woods and is startled find a body, she shines the flashlight and realizes the body is Shane. She walks around yet gasps as the bloody Shane grabs her leg and says one name: Silas.
In Bring It On, Damon is searching a truck stop for the vampire who previously attacked the werewolf Hayley when Rebekah surprises him with a vial of Klaus' blood. She explains the blood is to cure the vampire Klaus had bitten and interrogate him for answers on Katherine's whereabouts. Their search brings them to a nearby hospital where they find the entire blood supply has been cleaned out. Rebekah questions his motives as she knows the sire bond is broken and says he would "just cure Elena back to loving your brother". Outside, Damon feeds on a nurse in order to lure out the dying vampire, as he appears, Damon realizes he knows him then rips his heart out as he was supposedly "too far gone". Later, at Elena's Wild Party, Rebekah accuses Damon of purposely killing the vampire to keep her from finding the cure. Damon tells her that becoming human would mean she would become a nobody and that "life sucks when your ordinary".
In Because the Night, Rebekah trails Damon and Elena to New York. She was suspicious of Damon who was still secretly looking for The Cure. As Elena doesn't want the cure, Rebekah offers her a deal to get the cure together so that Rebekah can solely ingest it, but Elena's rejection frustrates her. Later on, Elena accepts the deal since Damon wouldn't stop trying to find the cure for her. Rebekah and Elena steal Damon's car and leave New York together to hunt for Katherine who is in possession of the cure.
In American Gothic, Rebekah and Elena find Katherine in Willoughby, PA, where Katherine has compelled the entire town. While Elena pretends to be Katherine with Elijah, Rebekah keeps an eye on Katherine. Soon, Stefan and Damon arrive. Rebekah and Damon go with Katherine to her house to get the cure. While Rebekah searches the house, Damon finds that the cure is contained in a fish tank filled with vervain water. Katherine dunks Damon's head in the water and temporarily incapacitates him. Katherine distracts Rebekah by tossing the cure into the air and making a run for it. Damon, still weak from the vervain, tries to convince Rebekah not to take the cure, but Rebekah tells him to give her one good reason why he wants Elena to take it. Damon does not answer. Rebekah drinks from the vial, just as Stefan arrives too late, and loses consciousness. When she awakens, even though she states that she feels human, she quickly learns that she is still a vampire and that Katherine tricked them. Later, Rebekah meets with Elijah and asks him to give her the cure stating that she wants to be human. Klaus then calls her and asks about her progress. She gives the phone to Elijah, who tells Klaus that he has the cure and is on his way back to Mystic Falls. Rebekah and Elijah leave together.
In Pictures of You, Elijah agrees to give Rebekah the cure provided that she go a whole day without her vampire abilities. Klaus tells her that when she is dying he won't help her. Later, she tells Elena, who is now living with her, about all this while they walk through town. Elena says that she will come to prom to insure that Rebekah wins the cure so she won't have to take it. They enter a dress shop where Caroline is trying on her prom dress with Bonnie. Rebekah watches silently as Elena and Caroline exchange words.
At Prom, Rebekah walks up and asks Matt if he and Bonnie are a thing because they arrived together. He tells her that they are here as friends. Then, she asks him if he thinks she would make a good human. He tells her she wouldn't because he has never seen her do anything remotely good. Later, Rebekah is talking to April, who tells her that she can't just make her prom queen and that Rebekah can't compel her because she now drinks vervain tea. Elena vamp-speeds up to April, holds her by the neck and tells her to make Rebekah prom queen or she'll kill her. When April runs off, Rebekah tells her that she was not going to threaten April. Elena remarks that Rebekah will not win the cure by being herself because she is not a good person.
When Rebekah is sitting alone, Matt comes up to her and asks if she's seen Bonnie. She says that she is probably in the bathroom like all the other girls. She then asks Matt to dance with her. After some pleading, he agrees. While dancing, Rebekah tells Matt that he is everything that she want's to be: loyal, honest, and kind. She tells him that he's "so beautifully human." Elena later tells her that Silas is appearing at the prom as Jeremy. Elena tells her that since she can't kill Silas, she can kill Bonnieso she can't do his spell to destroy the other side.
Rebekah warns Matt to keep Bonnie safe. In the tent, Elena fails to kill Bonnie. After Bonnie runs away, April enters the tent and Elena, in a fit of anger, slams April's head onto a table, feeds on her and leaves. When Rebekah enters the tent, Matt convinces Rebekah to heal April with her blood. Realizing that she lost her bet with Elijah, she remarks that she should've stayed home. Matt assures her that he won't tell anybody about what she did.
Parting in a friendly manner, Matt leaves to take April home. Klaus then shows up, having seen everything, and tells her that she will tell Elijah everything. Rebekah calls Elijah, telling him not to lose the cure because Klaus is up to something. However, it is too late. Silas has already shown up in Rebekah's form and acquired the cure from Elijah.The Walking Dead , Matt and Rebekah are at The Mystic Grill. Rebekah is a bit confused about the whole sending out graduation announcements, and Matt confides that he isn't expecting anyone to show for him because he has nobody to send them to. Soon, Elena shows, and Rebekah offers her a drink. Elena tells her that they had their Bonnie and Clyde moment when her emotions were off, but that they are no longer friends. After the power goes out due to Bonnie's spell to lift the veil, Matt and Rebekah are the only ones left at the Grill, with candles lit everywhere. Out of nowhere Kol shows up, wanting revenge for his death. Before leaving to find Elena, he throws a broken bottle at Matt, injuring his shoulder. Rebekah offers to feed him her blood, but Matt refuses, saying that people in this town have a tendency to turn into vampires and that he would like to graduate as a human. Rebekah goes to find a first aid kit in the back and stumbles upon Caroline, who has been compelled by Silas to cut her wrists. After trying to snap Caroline out of the compulsion by saying her aunt and uncle want to see her graduate with both hands, Rebekah slaps Caroline, and it works. Walking out of the Grill, Matt notices someone walking around and asks Rebekah who it is. It's Alexander, Rebekah's ex-boyfriend/ex-fiance, who once daggered her and was killed by Klaus. As they turn to run away, Connor and Vaughn, two other vampire hunters, stop them in their tracks.
In Graduation, Rebekah is with Matt, who is on a bomb trigger which will detonate several bombs placed in cars around them if Matt steps off. Rebekah refuses to leave when Matt tells her to. When Alexander tells Rebekah that she she'll survive if she superspeeds Matt away, but Matt won't. Matt tells her to ignore Alexander and asks her what she will do after graduation. He tells her that just because he's never going to leave Mystic Falls doesn't mean she shouldn't. Rebekah tells him that she's going to take him travelling; he tells her that it's a date.When Rebekah comments that they can go anywhere and that they won't be miserable ghosts on the other side, Alexander angrily throws a knife at Matt's head; Rebekah stops it and steadies Matt before he can fall off the bomb trigger. When Alexander leaves them alone, Matt tells her that he's wearing the Gilbert Ring and if she detonates the bomb, he might survive. Rebekah passionately kisses Matt and takes his place on the trigger. She tells him that he can't miss graduation and to run. When Alexander comes out, she tells him that she finally chose a good man and superspeeds away, detonating the surrounding bombs. Later that night, Rebekah shows up at the Lockwood Mansion to check on Matt. She tells him that because they made plans in such an intense situation, she understands if he doesn't want to go. He tells her that they won't work and that he needs to keep his love life a low vampire zone. When she turns to leave, he tells her that whatever happens on the road, stays on the road. He tells her not to get any ideas about turning him into a vampire and that she should be the one to show him how to truly live. Looking very happy, she agrees to this.
The Originals series
|“||Being a human means a fresh start. I can grow old and have a family and fill my days with meaning, knowing that each one matters.||”|
— Rebekah to Elijah
In the flashbacks that show Rebekah before being turned into a vampire, she is a caring, supportive and overall sweet teenage girl.
Initially, Rebekah's personality in the series is erratic, spiteful and vindictive. After being turned, the aspects of her personality were heightened. Rebekah mentions this, saying, “We’re vampires. Our emotions are heightened. I’m stubborn, Elijah moral, and Nik….Nik has no tolerance for those who disappoint him.” After her mother’s death, Rebekah grieves deeply, sometimes crying herself to sleep calling out her mother’s name, as said by Esther. After spending centuries with Niklaus, with whom she shares a close bond with, she has become dependent on him, although she is not fond of him making decisions for her.
Because of the heartbreak she has endured, Rebekah has built up an emotional wall, and she comes across as being cruel, aggressive and mean. Despite her aggressive nature, she has shown to be emotionally fragile. In reference to Rebekah, Elena says, “I learned that she is just a girl, and that she lost her mom too young. And she loves blindly and recklessly, even if it consumes her.” She very much wants to be like a normal teenager, and longs to have the normal teenage life she missed out on. Rebekah is also shown to be very punctual, as she showed up on time to clean up the dance that she organized, but didn't attend due to the incident with Esther and reprimanded Caroline for showing up two minutes late.
Rebekah fears being left alone, and she doesn't believe it when people treat her kind as a friend or a lover. Over the centuries, she was let down by her brother Klaus and her lover Stefan. She is just a lonely girl who wants someone who actually cares about her. Rebekah had her heart melted when she saw Stefan and Elena devotion to each other, possibly because she wanted to be in a similar relationship.
- Main article: Rebekah Mikaelson/Appearance
Rebekah is very attractive and has icy/natural blond hair, light, blue eyes and pale skin. She's over 1000-years-old, but looks like she is in her late teens, possibly 18 years old. She appears to be the youngest of the Originals. When Rebekah is in her vampiric form, her eyes will turn red with small veins protruding around the area of her eyes and her teeth will lengthen into fangs possibly longer than that of regular vampires. Her eyes also seem a lot redder than usual vampires.
Powers and Abilities
- Super Strength - Originals are much stronger than normal vampires, werewolves, hybrids and humans. They are able to decapitate other species with a single chop and shatter windows and doors with small objects.
- Super Speed - Originals are much faster than normal vampires, werewolves, hybrids and humans. They are able to stop other supernatural species in their tracks and run miles in mere minutes.
- Heightened Senses - Original vampires have extremely keen senses of hearing, sight, smell, and taste.
- Super Agility - Originals possess superhuman agility. They can move, jump, climb, and run incredibly fast without difficulty or exhaustion.
- Accelerated Healing - Originals injuries heal faster than normal vampires, werewolves, hybrids and humans.
- Durability - Originals can take far more trauma than normal vampires, werewolves, hybrids and humans can without much discomfort or injury. Originals can heal faster than normal vampires when exposed to vervain and wood does not seem to weaken them.
- Mind Compulsion - Originals can compel the minds of humans, vampires, and hybrids.
- Immortality - Originals are nearly indestructible, and will live forever.
- Dream Manipulation - Vampires can control dreams and subconscious. The vampires can produce and modify dreams, bestow nightmares or lucid dreaming. Other effects of this ability is the distortion of reality and trapped in the dreams.
- Emotional Control - Vampires have a limited degree of control over their own emotions, allowing them to switch off their humanity to make killing easier.
- White Oak Stake - Is the only thing that can permanently kill an Original, It comes from an Ancient White Oak tree during the time of the genesis of the Vampire Race, at this point there is no more of them since the only one was used on Mikael.
- White Oak Ash Dagger- A Silver Dagger dipped in the ash of the white oak tree will temporary kill/neutralize an original but only as long as the dagger remains in their heart.
- Stakes - Stakes will not permanently kill an original but it does neutralize them for some time.
- Vervain - Vervain burns originals just like it does with the other vampires, although an original will heal very fast to the point where the damage done by the vervain is gone in seconds.
- Uninvited Invitation - In order to enter any house owned by human/s, they had to be invited by that person. Once invited the vampire cannot be uninvited. If a vampire lives in a house, other vampires can enter freely and if vampire is in the house without being invited in it will become disoriented and will begin to suffocate.
- Sunlight - Also burns Originals like normal vampires, but it cannot kill them.
- Werewolf Bite - Where a werewolf bite can't kill Originals, it weakens them and gives them the same sort of effect as it would an ordinary vampire, causing hallucinations. However, the affect only lasts for a few hours.
- Rebekah, is a Hebrew name (רבקה) which means "to tie". It's a biblical name, of the wife of Isaac and mother of Esau and Jacob.
- She is the only female Original and is the oldest female vampire overall to appear in the series.
- As the only female Original vampire, she can be considered the oldest and most powerful female vampire on the planet.
- As of Graduation, she is the most-recurring character with 35 appearances.
- Rebekah is the only non-main character who appeared in 35 episodes during two seasons.
- She appeared in 18 episodes in Season 4, more episodes than Bonnie, Matt, Tyler, and Jeremy, who are main characters.
- She is the third Original overall to appear. Elijah being the first, and Klaus the second.
- Rebekah was neutralized by Klaus penultimately, before Elijah.
- Rebekah is one of only four recurring characters to appear in more than 10 episodes during their inaugural season. The others being Anna, who appeared in eleven episodes during Season 1; Elijah, who appeared in twelve episodes during Season 2; and Atticus Shane, who has appeared in eleven episodes in Season 4.
- Rebekah is the only recurring character to appear in almost every episode of a singular season without becoming a main cast member. She appeared in 17/22 episodes during Season 3. She also appeared in 18/23 episodes during Season 4.
- Rebekah was the second Original shown to be neutralized.
- Both Claire Holt and Bianca Lawson (Emily Bennett) played Emily Fields' girlfriends in Pretty Little Liars.
- Rebekah is the third Original neutralized by Elena Gilbert.
- Rebekah and Kol are the only ones who calls Klaus 'Nik.' Everyone else calls him Klaus or Niklaus.
- Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin worked together in a TV series called H20: Just Add Water back in 2006. Since the sister show The Secret Circle was cancelled Kevin Williamson wanted to write Phoebe into the show with Claire. It was later confirmed that Phoebe will be appearing in Season Four playing the role of Hayley.
- Ironically, when acting on H20, Claire Holt portrayed a mermaid called Emma Gilbert and in The Vampire Diaries, she hated Elena, who is a Gilbert.
- Rebekah refers to herself as Kol's "baby sister", implying that she is the youngest of the Original family, with the exception of Henrik who died long ago.
- Out of all the Originals, Rebekah can be considered the most stubborn and ill-tempered.
- During the second season, an old and powerful vampire (possibly one of the Originals) named Adrienne was set to appear, but in the end, the character was removed and instead Rebekah appeared in season three.
- Like Elijah, Rebekah appears in all but three episodes between her first and last appearance of her debut season.
- Rebekah has been neutralized seven times:
- By Alexander in 1114, in The Five.
- By Niklaus Mikaelson in the 1920s, in The End Of The Affair.
- By Elena Gilbert, in Homecoming.
- By Niklaus Mikaelson, in The New Deal.
- By Alaric Saltzman (via Kol Mikaelson), in All My Children.
- By Alaric Saltzman, in Do Not Go Gentle.
- By Niklaus Mikaelson, in The Five.
- She has been neutralized the most times out of her siblings. Finn has been neutralized twice, Kol three times and Elijah six times.
- Rebekah is the only non main character so far who appeared in 11 consecutive episodes (from Bringing Out the Dead to Growing Pains).
- Rebekah is the first Original to be possessed by a witch (Esther).
- In Do Not Go Gentle, while Esther was possessing her, she got Alaric to neutralize her again, making this the second time she was neutralized and missed a high school dance.
- Rebekah has been with both Salvatore brothers, Stefan in 1920s and Damon in 2010.
- Rebekah has missed all of the high school dances so far even though she really wanted to go to them.
- Rebekah technically killed Elena Gilbert in The Departed.
- Rebekah has met every main character, except Vicki and Jenna with Vicki and Jenna both being already killed before she first appeared.
- Rebekah was involved with a vampire hunter named Alexander centuries ago and this relationship was seen in Season 4.
- Rebekah's name was originally "Bex," but it was changed to Rebekah, just like Meredith's name was originally "Mary."
- Rebekah is known to be called by nicknames. Some of those include:
- Out of all her siblings, Klaus is the only one shown to be protective of her, but after Rebekah angrily destroys the last of Elena's human blood, Klaus disowns her as his sister and family member and snaps her neck.
- Rebekah is one of three girls who have sex with both Salvatore brothers; Stefan and Damon, first being Katherine, third being Elena. But she's the only one who wasn't a Doppelgänger.
- April Young is Rebekah's first friend in the series. Her other friends include Matt Donovan and Elena Gilbert.
- Rebekah is one of four recurring characters who appear in more that 20 episodes. The other two are Elizabeth Forbes, Elijah Mikaelson and Carol Lockwood.
- Rebekah wants to be human again.
- Like her brother Finn, she hates being a vampire.
- She is the only original who wanted to take the cure.
- Rebekah is indirectly responsible for the death of Galen Vaughn.
- She admitted to Stefan that she wants to have children one day with someone who loves her enough to stand outside her window with a boombox.
- Both Esther and Silas have taken the form of Rebekah.
- In the 12th century, Rebekah spoke fluent Italian.
- Rebekah is a no holds barred Alpha Bitch !
- Like Klaus, she is proof that Blonds are Evil : she is aggressive, spiteful and vindictive.
- She is a Femme Fatale : beautiful, free spirited and manipulative.
- I hate you, Vampire Dad - With good reason: it was her own biological father who turned her into a Vampire... then decided it was an evil he had to eliminate from the surface of Earth.
- Despite her youthful appearance, she is really 1000 years old .
- Her own mother, Esther, possessed her body in Season 3.
- Suffers from Chronicle Backstabbing Disorder - on the receiving end. Both metaphorically and literally.
- Although she looks like the Dumb Blond, she actually has Hidden Depths . Although externally she is an Alpha Bitch , she is deeply hurt by being betrayed so many times. Deep down she just wants to be a normal girl and go to a dance without being stabbed in the back or poisoned.
- With all that has happened to her, it turns out she has a very good reason to destroy EVERYTHING !
- To save herself, her brothers and the entire vampire race, she did what she had to do , and killed Elena.
- A Day in the Limelight - frequent flashbacks that focus on her history and her family's.
- And I Must Scream - Shared with family. When an Original is daggered, it leads to immediate desiccation. Also when the daggers are removed, the awakening is rather painful as well.