I actually like the characters developments. It gives the characters a depth, and allows us to see why a character is the way they are. We get the chance to see what made them the person they are now, good or bad, and we decide that the character is good, bad, noble, etc. But it should be done in the right way.
In season 1, Damon had an incredible and amazing character development, which honestly I didn't even realise until he said it himself in the season 1 finale: "I came to this town wanting to destroy it. Tonight I found myself wanting to protect it. How does that happen?". In season 1, I wanted Damon dead, but not because I didn't like him. I wanted him dead because I loved him, because he was an awesome villain and he served his character purpose extremely well. And his character growth didn't start with a love story. It started when someone valued him despite all of the antagonisations of others. That person saw the good in him, and encouraged him to expose it. And he eventually gave up, and started to become a nicer person. Yes, I'm talking about Elena. And in Bloodlines, I loved Damon and Elena's interactions. It is still my best Delena episode.
But in Klaus' situation, they failed BIG TIME!! First off all, what is Finn's situation for god's sake? What is the explanation for keeping his own brother in a coffin for 900 years? Protection? My ass! He was protecting his own ass because Finn didn't like what he is so there was a chance he might have sided with Mikael against him. Kol too. He was seemingly strained with him, so Kol might have sided against him too, that's why he was daggered as well. Elijah? Why was he strained with Elijah? All of you know, for his obsession to create hybrids so he wouldn't be alone. Alone? For heaven's sake, when he had 2 of his siblings who promised him an eternity of togetherness, unconditional love, respect, family; what is the point of shooting a family out of his life for what, the doppelganger? He basicly was the only reason that he lost everything. And please don't defend him for that, don't say he eventually realised he discovered he had his family and all he needed was them because 1- he still wanted a back up family which means he still won't trully confide in them, and 2- please, 1000 years, or even half of it - 500 years, is more than enough time for anyone to realise that. To grow up, be a man. I wouldn't say drawing a picture and showing capabitly of showing affection is character growth. Klaus is just a man who would do anything that would serve his pleasings. He was going to kill Elena during the sacrifice. You know she accepted her fate. She didn't run, she did everything he asked. And she asked for one thing in return. She begged him to let the only family left for a 16 years old kid go, which was her last wish before death. Yes, it was Elena's selfishness because she basically asked him to pick a random person who she didn't know or care, but if Klaus really cared about family, he would let Jenna go. And if he really wanted to punish Damon, he would kill Stefan, not Jenna! I know Stefan was his so called best friend. Or was he? Well, as long as he served him. Because in his little world, everyone has to serve Klaus. Even the people he loves. His siblings have to serve him, his friends have to serve him, Caroline has to serve him (I mean what the hell does this mean:"you will come at my door"? Clearly he was asking for her service too). And he lashes out when they don't go the way he asks. He daggers Rebekah for wanting a life with Stefan, he compells Stefan to kill people in front of Elena. Please!! He is in huge contradiction with himself!
I keep saying that, I loved Klaus in season 2, because in season 2, he was a heartless monster, and that would explain all the bads he has done. Not showing respect to Elena's family, or compelling Katherine to torture herself, etc. But in season 3, they made him a weak, pathetic, weepy family sick person, who can't even look out for himself. He survived 5 murder attempts, all because of someone else: 1- Elijah saved him from Bonnie; 2- Stefan saved him from Damon; 3- Damon saved him by turning Abby; 4- Bonnie saved him by breaking the bond; 5- Bonnie saved him from Alaric. Do you know why I love Damon? Because he is brave! He can go up against Pearl, Anna, Katherine, Elijah, Klaus, Kol, etc. all of which are way stronger than him. Klaus? Give me his one brave moment. Well, actually now looking back, just staying in Mystic Falls for this long was already too brave of him! If only he saved himself from at least one situation, I could develop some respect to him. Without others, he's nothing. Even the Logan lame ass Fell did everthing by himself and in my opinion he was a better villain than Klaus.
Except season 2 and one or two moments in season 3, I never really saw a thing in Klaus that I could actually like. Like his speech to Caroline in Our Town and his undaggering Rebekah immediately at the end of Do Not Go Gentle. I honestly don't get what people see in him. He is just a poorly written character.
And I'm trying so hard to find something good and likable in him, except those 2 things I told. By the way, to prevent any confusions, I don't think that a good character is an protagonist. A good character is a well written character, who serves their purpose. For example I loved Caroline in season 1, because I was supposed to not care about her because she is shallow and insecure damsel in distress who kept being victim. She served her character purpose very well. I liked Jules too, because I was supposed to hate her, and I really did. Same things with Brady, John, and Isobel. Logan too. I also liked Vicki, because even though she was a mess and unlikable, that's the way her character was supposed to be. The thing about a villain is, I'm supposed to like that I hate a villain. I never got that feeling from Klaus in season 3. In fact he was the only character in the series who didn't serve their character purpose, so he was the most pointless character of season 3 and the whole series in my opinion.
Please don't get the wrong idea. I'm not trying to offend any Klaus fans, or Joseph Morgan, who I believe is a great actor and played his part very well but failed in my book just because his character failed. I'm only offending Klaus. This is my opinion about this character.
And yes, I'm trying to start a discussion, because since we're not on an actual wiki page, we are kind of freer! So comment and tell me what is so likable about Klaus, since I realise that I'm the only one who doesn't like him, so I clearly must have missed something. Or is it just some fan girl thing - like because he is hot - which I can never understand because I'm a guy! So I'm just curious.
Please write your comments without insults.