Caroline might have wanted to sleep with Damon first, but after she found out he was a vampire she wanted nothing to do with him. So he compelled her into not being afraid of him, and then he had sex with her, which is definitely rape.
Compulsion IS NOT consent.
^ Seriously, does that look like consent in any way, shape, or form to you? Because if it does, I’d be concerned.
And let’s not forget he abused and fed on her, multiple times. He threw her around like a toy.
And he even verbally abused her, brought down her already fragile self esteem.
All this when she was SEVENTEEN, a MINOR. He raped and abused a minor.
Even Ian admitted it.
A fan asked a question about Elena v Caroline as a romantic partner but didn’t direct it as Paul. It was implied, but some fans in the crowd argued that Damon had been romantically involved with both as well.
Ian immediately cut it off and said, “No, this is a serious issue. If you think that’s a relationship… Damon intentionally manipulating and raping Caroline. No.” He was really quite disturbed by it.
And let’s not forget how he manipulated and raped Andie. Before she found out he was a vampire, she did like him, but afterwards, she got scared and wanted to leave and Damon compelled her. He then had sex with her many times, which is rape, because compulsion is not consent.What happened before the tub was consensual. But when he told her he killed people she looked freaked and pulled back, implicitly removing that consent. At that point Damon then altered her mind against her will and then, oh yeah, attacked her.If a girl wanted to have sex with a guy until she found out a secret about him, and then he drugged her so she’d forget and still have sex with him, would you still try to argue that it’s not rape? Because that’s pretty much the definition of rape, and that’s exactly what happened here, except substitute compulsion for drugs. You tamper with someone’s mind you remove their capability to consent. He even compelled her into “falling hard” for him, which is absolutely disgusting.
Don’t dare even try to say Damon didn’t rape Caroline or Andie, because it’s insulting and triggering from real life victims, and it basically shows what our society has become by normalizing things such as nonconsensual sex. I know it’s hard to see that one of your favorite characters is a rapist, but it’s true, and if you still stan Damon after this I question your life choices.
Damon: I don’t know what’s happening to me, but so far, this thing has been nothing but trouble. Why did you give me this? Caroline: It was Elena’s. Damon: Yeah, I know that. Why does it mean anything to me? I hold it and I get this… little flicker of warmth. And then… it’s gone. Caroline: What did that woman do to you? Damon: After I flipped my switch, Sybil tinkered in my head. I don’t know what it was, but she did something to guarantee that all my feelings for Elena went away.