anti elena gilbert

How The Vampire Diaries Ruins Everything They Create

- Compelling lead female role-

Turns her into a selfish, disgraceful person to make it believable she would be in a relationship with Damon. Instead of having Damon work on himself, and redeeming his character. 

-Delena-

Turns from Elena changing Damon into a better person, to Elena a worse one. Doesn’t give Elena realistic time single before moving on to Damon. The sire bond. Damon almost killing Jeremy AGAIN because Elena (Katherine) left him. Damon killing Elena’s friend Aaron. Elena not caring. Saying they are toxic for each other every episode then banging.  Breaking up, then going on a death mission suddenly so in love with each other. Elena forgets her ‘good’ memories of damon, gets together with him within a few episodes. 

-Stelena-

Having Elena have sex with Damon the day after (or the day of? I do not even care to remember) her and his brother Stefan break up. Stefan leaving his own home because Elena moves on in with Damon. Elena banging Damon all sumer while Stefan suffered. Elena not caring when Stefan died. 

-Klaus/ The Original Family-

Best thing to happen to TVD. Diverse characters with complicated relationships. Best villain/villains to date. Kills Kol, takes other originals off show. Gives Klaus his own show with a horrible baby plot, Hayley and Camille. Hayley, introduced as a complete idiot who lets her friends be murdered (by Klaus, her furture baby daddy!) just to get a fucking USB drive with jack shit on it. Camille, the most irrelevant carbon copy wannabe Caroline brought in for a love interest. Reduces Klaus’s character to a whiney baby who annoys everyone and cries every episode.  

-Enzo-

Interesting new character introduced through flashback. Great back story, accent, and hair. Joins the show with a bad dye job and over gelled hair. Relevance on show goes from Damon’s friend, with a blooming friendship with Caroline, to being obsessed with Stefan, torturing Matt, and pursuing to hurt Sarah Salvatore for no legitimate reason. Goes from having a boner for Stefan and Damon, to having an even bigger one for their mother Lily Salvatore. I’m not surprised. 

-Carenzo-

See above.

-Klaroline-

One of the most popular ships TVD has ever created. Ends up having the characters on different shows. But do not fear, Julie Plague is here! She gave you a one night stand in the forest as respect to the ship. 

-Forwood-

Has Caroline sleep with Klaus not because she fell in love with him, but because why not. Klaus, who killed Tylers mother. Although I never shipped forwood, there is no argument that this did not ruin the ship for anyone who did. 

-Steroline-

Cute romance starts up. Cuddling in a car. Being there for each other. Damon dies, Stefan gets a different girlfriend. They fight.  Caroline cries. They make up. Caroline’s mom begins her battle with cancer. Suddenly now Stefan falls for Caroline after dwelling for too long. Caroline decides she can not fall for him because she needs control. But you already fell for him??? At your moms funeral you were down to date Stefan but then he did not express his feelings so you turned off your emotions??? So what is the difference???? Why did it take so long for Stefan to realize Caroline is a million times better than Elena??? Why did the writers ruin steroline for me??? 

-Kai Parker-

Best villain since Klaus. Played by an amazing actor. Chemistry with the characters on the show. Redemption arc begins. Complete 180. Kai stabs his pregnant sister to death. Gets killed by Damon with little to no effort. I thought these witch vampire hybrids were supposed to be strong??? 

-Alaric-

Amazing character. Saddest death scene. Brought back to life. Complete twat the whole season. Kills his bride and babies in front of him. Rather he stayed dead. 

-Bamon-

Heres to waiting for season 7 to see how they can ruin it like they ruin everything. :)


Characters I loved who died or left the show 

-Katherine

-Lexi

-Kol

-Klaus

-Rebekah

-Elijah

-Kai 

Characters who are completely useless but continue to live

-Matt

-Tyler

-Jeremy

-Enzo

-Sarah Salvatore

-April Young

-Elena 

Elena needs Jesus
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No protagonist is perfect in a tv show. But that seems to be the writer’s problem when it comes to Elena Gilbert. The great thing about E’s character was her morality. This was the main reason IMO which is what made the love triangle initially intriguing and what gave the shippers such a cause. The two Salvatore brothers are vampires who are conflicted with good and evil and Elena was the epitome of humanity and compassion that reminded them of their human nature.

Unfortunately though the love triangle pretty much has DESTROYED the main character of this tv show. The main character which more or less every single plot revolves around. The main character who must be saved more or less every episode. The main character the audience is supposed to root for! This seems to be a very strong point as to why this show declined in the first place. By flip flopping Elena between the brothers and making her sole storyline about her love interests, they have basically stripped her of her individualism and made her an object. Sure it was annoying that Elena victimised herself prior to season 4 but it was a selfless reason that we could respect and that we could RELATE to because of course we put our loved ones before ourselves.

Turning Elena into a vampire however erased all of this. And THIS is where it started to get rocky. Becoming a vampire is supposed to heighten your human characteristics. So by this logic shouldn’t Elena live by an even stricter moral code and they showed this in the very beginning of her transition (“the worst day is when you lose yourself”). But the writers of course needed to uphold a love triangle. Damon and Elena needed to happen and the only way this could be achieved is if they pretended that the Elena of seasons 1-3 never existed. In fact, the writers have made storylines and relationships that look like seasons 1-3 never happened.

Through Damon and Elena happening, it sacrificed Elena’s character forever. There is no going back now. Elena is the most hated/disliked character on this show all because of the love triangle. Elena chose Stefan at the end of season 3 and her feelings of LOVE should magnify and override the feelings of LUST she had with Damon. Elena was written in such a way to stop loving Stefan overnight. The only way this was possible was through a sire bond. Through the sire bond, we saw Elena become everything that went against her original characterisation. Her moral code had been completely stuffed big time.

The nail in Elena’s coffin started when she slept with Damon a day after breaking up with Stefan- the man she claimed she loved a week prior. I don’t know what fool in the writer’s room came up with this but this was one of the worst, if not the worst writing decision on the show. Shortly after that, we saw Elena become Damon’s puppy, she became a hypocrite asking Stefan why he would ever associate himself with Rebekah and then this is the one I want to talk about: KILLED KOL and a line of INNOCENT vampires without hesitation.

This whole move to kill Kol lacked any logic. It was OOC for Elena to do who was only recently suffering from the guilt of killing the hunter. She killed a line of vampires to satisfy her own needs of getting the cure (FYI a cure she didn’t even consume). The writers didn’t even elaborate on this moral decision which just demonstrated how far Elena went down the rabbit hole. Moving forward after the sire bond was gone, Elena’s emotions were supposed to come back and it didn’t even once again explore Elena’s reaction to who she had turned into. She even told Caroline she wouldn’t apologise for attempting to kill her? Are you serious? The old Elena would blame everything on herself even if it had nothing to do with her but now nothing? Why? Oh that’s right! It had to come back to that pesky little love triangle didn’t it? Why didn’t the sire bond come back when her emotions did? If the sire bond didn’t effect emotions then what other explanation can there be for her to fall in love with Damon so quickly and not care about anything else apparently.

Season 5 has been Elena’s worst I’m afraid. The writers have given her no storylines other than being a doppelganger or revolving around Damon. They’ve completely assassinated her character values to make her and Damon plausible. The way she treats Bonnie, Jeremy, Caroline and Stefan all to victimise herself and defend Damon is just pathetic and OOC. Elena and Damon’s relationship consumed all the good things about her and made her into an unreliable and selfish person. She was jealous of Qetsiyah, didn’t even help Stefan through his PTSD, didn’t care Bonnie was the anchor and was constantly suffering, didn’t care Damon killed a whole line of Augustines, didn’t care Damon killed Aaron. Katherine even pointed out the flaws in Elena as a vampire and the writers kept on hinting that they would address Elena’s change. Matt last season said “the old Elena would never leave Jeremy with Damon” Caroline said “The old Elena would’ve give Jesse a chance” and Damon and Katherine both called her out for this. Yet when Elena returned to her body, she was mad that no one could tell the difference between her and Katherine despite the fact she didn’t realise that Bonnie and Stefan were gone for three months. That’s because you ARE Katherine Elena. Just not as cool and fabulous as the Queen herself. Elena just whines about herself and Damon and never questions anything. She has no personality and has been stripped of her original qualities when becoming sired to Damon. She ran to Stefan to complain about her and Damon’s problems and then even in the finale it just confirmed how intolerable she is putting Damon and herself above all.

Say what you will but the destruction of this protagonist is a very important reason as to why The Vampire Diaries’ writers lost control of their show as a whole. Without a protagonist that the audience can empathise with, you can’t have your plots and main relationship with them in it. Elena Gilbert is not written as a strong female/individual but is rather unlikeable as hell who can’t live without one of the Salvatore brothers at her beck and call. You can’t justify Elena’s character decisions anymore because they don’t make sense. She is a completely different person and the writers did a 180 on her from seasons 1-3.

The Vampire Diaries was going into decline back in the later end of season 3 IMO but as soon as Elena Gilbert died as soon as she was driven off the bridge, so did this show. And both returned as former disfigured shadows struggling to be redeemed.

— als90 (user’s comment below EW recap for 5x22 (x))