The Vampire Diaries ended last week. Though it was time (to be totally honest, it was probably time a couple of seasons back), I will miss the show. Julie Plec’s weekly dose of the ridiculous brought some much needed light heartedness into my life.
I’m going to have to find a new stupid TV show to be obsessed with.
In celebration and mourning of the end, I figured I’d make a list. Because that is what I do in times of strife. Here are my favourite villains of The Vampire Diaries (I tried for 5, but these 4 were really the ones who made the show for me):
Katherine was the original TVD villain, the bad bitch who would not stay gone, the doppelganger I think we all secretly liked way better. There was something uniquely satisfying about watching her hurl a Salvatore brother across a room. All in heels, of course.
All that said, her comeuppance (both of them!) was probably the most satisfying of any villain in the series. Watching Elena shove the cure into Katherine’s face was a perfect moment of irony and catharsis.
RIP, Katherine Pierce. Those Heretics were an insult to your memory.
Best Worst Moment: That time she chopped John Gilbert’s fingers off. Ouch.
The best sort of TVD villain is one that takes a long time coming. Silas’ name was uttered countless times before he actually showed up. And when he did, like all best TVD villains, he was a psychopathic comedian.
‘I’m like a supernatural Madonna. I keep reinventing myself.’
Oh Silas, how I loved you.
I don’t want to go on, but how did we go from that to the Heretics? How? HOW?
Best Worst Moment: When he killed the couple at the bus stop after Amara stabbed him in the neck. You know, just cause he was having a bad day.
I miss TVD Klaus. Remember back when he was funny? Back before he cried all the time?
Remember ‘because I fancy you?’
Those were the days.
There was nothing I enjoyed more than watching Klaus drive Tyler Lockwood slowly insane. If there is one thing I like more than a funny villain, it’s a charming villain and Klaus managed to be both the guy you’d stake through the heart and invite out for dinner.
Best Worst Moment: Drowning Tyler Lockwood’s mom. Oof.
Yep, it’s Kai. In a lacklustre season 6 (did ANYONE still care about Delena at this point?!), Kai was the gift that would not stop giving. Let’s be honest, we all love a funny sociopath, and Kai’s performance delivered over and over again.
I clapped my hands with GLEE when he reappeared to make the season 8 finale everything we had hoped it would be.
Kai is 100% inappropriate, unapologetic and ridiculous. I would totally be asking for a spinoff if I didn’t know that Julie Plec would turn him into a whiny little bitch (a la Damon and Klaus) given half a chance.
Best Worst Moment: Literally ALL of them.
RIP, TVD. I’ll miss you.