The Vampire Diaries
Character: Elena Gilbert
Created by: L.J. Smith
Cast Members: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Matthew Davis, David Anders
Released date: 2009
Genre: Horror, Drama
The Vampire Diaries follows the story of Elena Gilbert, a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire named Stefan Salvatore. Together, they must deal with their dark secrets, as well as the arrival of Stefan’s dangerous brother Damon. With supernatural forces at play, it is up to Elena and her friends to try to keep themselves safe while discovering the secrets of Mystic Falls.
The Vampire Diaries is an action-packed supernatural drama based on the bestselling book series by L.J. Smith. Set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, the series follows the love triangle between Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore – two vampire brothers with a long history of feuding over their eternal love for Elena.
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The series begins when Elena meets Stefan at school, and they quickly form a connection. However, unknown to them, Damon also has a strong bond with Elena and decides to stay in Mystic Falls as well. As their relationships deepen, Elena learns more about her heritage as a doppelganger; someone who can be transformed into either a human or vampire depending on the will of the original vampires. While Elena struggles with balancing her mortal life and immortal destiny, both Stefan and Damon have their own motivations for wanting to protect her – namely, revenge against Klaus Mikaelson – an Original Vampire that caused each of them much pain in the past.
Ultimately, it’s up to Elena to decide whether she’ll remain human or join her beloved brothers in becoming immortal creatures of the night; a decision which could put all three of them in great danger due to Klaus’ dangerous ambition to bring forth ultimate destruction upon Mystic Falls and beyond. With secrets and surprises around every corner, The Vampire Diaries tells a compelling story full of excitement, romance, and dark secrets.