You know I spent eight glorious months covered in spit up, changing dirty diapers and reading bed time stories to that sweet girl. Please give this to her and tell her that her auntie Bex loves her.

The family relationship between the Original Vampire, Rebekah Mikaelson and her niece, the tribrid Hope Mikaelson

Rebekah is the paternal aunt of Hope, the daughter of Niklaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. Hope's parentage and unique status as a living hybrid made her an ideal target for exploitation or sacrifice by numerous adversaries even before she was born. Rebekah, whose relationship with Klaus (or Nik as she calls him) had been strained for centuries, had left New Orleans not long before Hope was born to start a new life for herself.  

By the time Hope was born, the supernatural situation in the city had deteriorated to the point of all-out war between the Original Vampires, non-original vampires, witches, werewolves and mortal factions. Hope's parents along with Elijah, her paternal uncle, knew that she would be under constant threat from these enemies. Wanting a happy life for their daughter, Hayley and Klaus concluded that it would be best if she was not raised in the embattled city. The first step to achieving this goal was to convince the world that their newborn child had died on the day she was born. In order to ensure Hope's safety, Klaus then called upon Rebekah - who, despite their troubled history, he trusted above all others - to take and raise his daughter in secret, far away from those that would see her dead. She gladly did so, promising Klaus that Hope would be happy. 

Currently, in order to protect her niece, Rebekah carries one-fourth of the Hollow's spirit. She is unable to ever see Hope again, doing so would put her in danger.

The Originals





  • In House of the Rising Son, Rebekah originally claims that she cares nothing about the baby.
  • In Girl in New Orleans, Rebekah is the first one to point out that the child's vampire blood healed Hayley.
  • In The River in Reverse, Rebekah snapped Tyler's neck as a warning to the New Orleans vampires to bring no harm upon Hope.
  • In Farewell to Storyville, before she leaves, Rebekah tells Hayley to tell her child about her "crazy auntie Bex".
  • In From a Cradle to a Grave, Rebekah tells Klaus that Hope looks like her mother.
  • In From a Cradle to a Grave, Rebekah tells Klaus they might get a white fence once she and Hope have settled into a new home.
  • Rebekah was the first person to know the name of Hope which was given by Klaus.
  • In From a Cradle to a Grave, Rebekah tells Klaus that she will get a witch to do a cloaking spell on Hope so that no one finds her.
  • Rebekah promises that Hope will be happy.
  • Rebekah always wanted a family and children, which she got after taking Hope to her care as a daughter.
  • Klaus can trust only Rebekah as the guardian of Hope.  
  • In Rebirth, Rebekah tells Hope a fairytale about why her parents had to send her away.
  • In Rebirth, Rebekah puts the toy Klaus gave to her as a child next to Hope in her crib.  
  • Rebekah is protective of Hope
  • Rebekah would give her life to make sure that no harm comes to Hope
  • In The Brothers That Care Forgot, Rebekah tells Elijah that taking care of Hope makes her feel human. 
  • Hope's birth brought about a reconciliation between Rebekah and Klaus.
  • Rebekah is the first person to call Hope a "Tribrid".
  • Rebekah never held Hope when she possessed Eva Sinclair.
  • In Haunter of Ruins, they met each other again after five years.
  • Rebekah gave Hope a necklace with the Mikaelson family crest on it.


See also

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