I cherish every Damon moment. For me his presence on screen is more than enough. Having said that, there are myriad gut-wrenching Damon scenes that have laid the soul of Damon bare. Have shown us what a beautiful and selfless person he is. That have moved my stoic self to a sobbing quivering mess and forever been cemented in my memory. Here are a few of my favorites:
1)Damon proposing to compel Jeremy(1x07): A very underrated moment but a very memorable one in my opinion.It was the first time we saw Damon, someone who had been a cold ruthless killer to this point do something just out of the goodness of his heart. After Stefan had told Elena that he was not powerful enough to take away Jeremy’s suffering, Damon appeared out of thin air offering to do it instead. He wanted to make it right in whatever way he could. It was the first time I realized there was more to the residential bad boy of Mystic Falls; there was goodness, a man inside the monster.
2)Damon’s confession (2x08): I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful and equally painful love confession. Everything about Damon broke my heart here especially when he claims that admitting his love for Elena was “probably the most selfish thing ever.” Damon did not ask anything in return for his confession. No, it was simply something that he had to say, and Elena just needed to hear it. Can anything compare to the pure pain in Damon’s eyes as he let Elena go, that one tear that slid down his face as he wished she didn’t have to forget? I don’t believe so.
3)Damon giving Rose a dream (2x12): There’s hardly been a more poignant example of Damon’s goodness. Here is this woman that Damon hardly knows, a woman who took a werewolf bite for him, and he is giving her the peace she deserves. He stakes her to take her out of her suffering, and you can see how much it affects him. He puts on a mask of not caring about anyone, but this scene stripped that away, leaving nothing left but a broken man who wants to take away someone else’s suffering. There is nothing more beautiful than that.
4)Damon talking to Alaric’s Grave (4x02): I don’t know if there can be anything more lugubrious than this scene. Damon is alone, not a soul whom he can talk to, express his sorrows, not a single friend.So he resorts to talking to Alaric’s grave. His only company is his bottle of bourbon. His loneliness gives him the strength to speak about his emotions openly, admitting that he will never be able to forget his friend. He will always feel his loss because when you lose someone all there is “left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be.”
“That’s the thing with Damon. He doesn’t love very many people, but the ones he does, he loves them so completely. So intently and intensely and selflessly, even if it means he’s left behind.” [x]
There are so many reasons behind my endless love for Damon, it would’ve been hard to show all of them in just one set, so I went for the main one. The way he loves, I think this is the thing that moves me the most when it comes to him, because he loves with such fire, such passion, he’s capable of giving his happiness away for the ones he loves, he’s so selfish, he could die for the people he loves, he could do everything for them, and this just shows how human he is, how his existence is driven by love and every time he shows this side of him, I just melt, my heart breaks and I have tears in my eyes, because it’s too much and so beautiful and so real. And in these moments I feel even closer to him, because I’m just like him when it comes to love, so it’s like I watch a part of me played on a screen. Damon Salvatore is me, and that’s why I love him.
Damon Salvatore Appreciation Week → Day Two | Your favorite moment ∟ Damon’s existential crisis. Realizing that I could not gif every scene his face appears in I finally decided on this scene. This scene provoked so much feeling in me I felt it for a long time. He was completely lost and broken, not wanting to deal with his human emotions because they hurt too much. He had so much guilt and disappointment in himself for not being able to be what Elena wanted him to be, what he yearned to be. And he was completely and utterly alone in his suffering. Also, can someone please give this man an oscar??
Day 2 : your favorite Damon’s moment(s). I couldn’t choose, really, because there are multiple moments that made me love him so much. Each one of them teach us something new about him and his complexity. They are all important and they are the reason why I run this blog. HE is the reason <3
Damon Salvatore is like a layered onion. There is so much to him but when you peel those layers and reach his core you realize he has the most beautiful and purest heart. He loves unconditionally, selflessly, above and beyond everything. He places the happiness of his loved ones over everything. And I absolutely love that about him. When he left a trail of intoxicating kisses on Katherine’s body he was willing to forget the 145 years he spent looking for her. When he saw Elena distraught and struggling over her new vampirism, he forgot everything and promised to help her. He will do anything for the person who he loves, be it watching them with someone else and be just a friend on the sideline, be it be sacrificing himself. Such is the love of Damon Salvatore.
Having said that, I cannot pinpoint my love for Damon Salvatore for solely this reason. I love everything about him. Be it his snarky comments, his cute expressions, his OCD or his plans to go snapping his enemies necks. He could be sitting around his fireplace drinking his bourbon and reading an old copy of Gone With the Wind and I would be fawning over him. I love all of him, even his flaws.
I love Damon Salvatore because he is Damon Salvatore.
Damon Salvatore Appreciation Week - Day One: Why You Love Him I could talk all night about how wonderful Damon is. He is funny, charming, sexy, honest and selfless. What I love most about him is his love for others. Love for Katherine, he loved her more than 150 years, waiting to be with her again. Now he loves Elena and everything I want for him is his happiness, I hope he find it at her side. What else do I love in him? He is the funniest character in the show, he always helps everyone while they don’t even listen to him. He deserves all the best :)
DAMON SALVATORE APPRECIATION WEEK Day Two → Favourite Damon’s moment(s)
There are too many moments that made me love Damon Salvatore, so I just chose the ones that are the most significant to me.
2x09 This is the moment, where Damon finally closes his chapter with Katherine. After all this years of loving her, he is able to let her go.
2x12 I cry every time I watch this scene. Because Damon wants to be a better man, but there are times it just seems pointless to him. Sometimes he just can’t stand the pain, because he cares too much. He kills Jessica to feel better, but it still doesn’t help. And then we see his face. He has tears in his eyes and he feels like he failed. Again.
4x02 One of my favourites Dalaric moments. After a long day Damon is sitting next to his friend, drinking bourbon, thinking about life. He’s talking to Alaric, like always. The only difference between this moment and every other in the past seasons is that Alaric is dead. But Damon will never forget about him. So he’ll sit there and talk to his friend, because that’s what he does. He never leaves people.
4x06 Simply the most beautiful scene in this season. From the beginning to the end. And his trembling hand is just… He’s vulnerable around Elena and it’s amazing.
There is so many reasons why I love Damon. I don’t even know where to start. The list would be endless actually. At first I think I fell in love with him because of his humor and ofc he looks amazing.
He is the most precious character in this show. His story is the most heartbreaking.
and then come this sentence:
“I really think that Damon believes that everything he’s done, every move that he’s made, he’s done for love. It’s twisted but… kind of sad”
This really is one thing what tell everything about Damon Salvatore. The way he is what he is. He doesn’t HIDE anything. My love for him is endless.
Damon is also the most amazing person in this show, because when he loves someone, it means he really loves. He’s selfless and he would do anything for them who he loves. That’s why he’s so amazing. I’m pretty sure that I forgot to mention something. But seriously, Damon is just simply the best!
Just for how much time i re-watched it. For all feelings that Ian put in this scene. For quote, that will never leave my mind. For Alaric, who decides to listen to Damon instead of others. Because Damon’s feelings are the purest one. They are always in him, and in this scene they all appear: his lost, his grief, his love. And his hope that Alaric there. I just can’t…
Damon is the most tortured character on this show, and I refuse to hear anything against it. He is the character who’s suffered the most heartbreak, the least trust, the least gratitude, and on top of all that he’s gotten his choices taken away from him ever since he was a child. And the reason I love Damon is that even though he suffers all this shit in his life, he is still so hugely positive, so hopeful, and so intelligent. He’s absolutely selfless and will do anything for his friends or the woman he loves even if she will remain his brother’s girl for God knows how long. He will do good deeds and not bother to tell anyone because he doesn’t walk around begging people who don’t approve of him to reconsider their opinions. Damon is self-confident but never to the point where he’s a conceited asshole. People around him should either take him as he is or go fuck themselves.
Damon and Stefan: The Salvatore Brothers are not perfect, and their brotherhood is not easy to understand, they both made a lot of mistakes, they fight, they pretend to hate each other, maybe they betrayed each other but, in the end, their love is strong and their bond unbreakable and they would die for each other. I love them both, and I love their twisted brotherhood, it gives me a lot of feelings and their bonding moments are probably the ones I cherish the most on the show. No matter how many women will come between them, how many fight they’ll have, how many obstacles will come in their way, they’re a family, maybe not a conventional one, but they’re bounded by blood and at the end of the day, like Elena said, there’s nothing more important that the bond of family.
Damon and Elena: Probably I’m not always the most conventional Delena fan, my emotions are always in the way and my endless love for Damon makes my love for them not balanced at all. But in the end, even if something’s broken in me after #322, I still love them and they are still able to give me chills. The thing that I love the most with them, it’s probably their mutual understanding. It’s so natural and so real and no matter how many times they hurt each other, in the end they always find a way back to each other and every time their bond becomes stronger than before. The road is not easy, it’s full of angst and pain, but then there are those looks, and all I can think is “Oh, yeah, they’re meant to be.” And well, I guess there’s no turning back for me anymore, even if sometimes it hurts so, so bad.
Damon and Alaric: My beloved Team Badass. I’m still not over Alaric’s death, probably I never will. I don’t even know what to say about them because there’s just one word that comes up to my mind: PERFECTION. In the beginning it was all about hate, but then, somehow, they find each other in the middle, understanding that they were basically the same, both alone, both rejected, both addicted to Bourbon, both searching for a sincere friend, someone to count on, without words, or hugs, or promises, just a silent deal, a mutual respect. Probably one of the most beautiful story of friendship ever seen on TV. I’m still crying over them. Forever will.
Since we are all celebrating Damon Appreciation week, it is only appropriate that we appreciate Ian Somerhalder. It is Ian’s uncanny ability to speak with his eyes, express emotions wordlessly and extreme versatility that breathes life into Damon. That makes Damon much more than just a fictional character. That makes Damon Damon.
Up to date, every single second Damon’s appeared in any episode has been my “favorite Damon moment”. In all honesty, though, it’s really difficult to choose a favorite moment with Damon. I would gif them all. But since I switched laptops I don’t have all the downloaded episodes to make gifs out of everything…so here’s a moment from S4 that I still cherish, 4 episodes later.
It’s just…Damon is so loyal and understanding. Look at him, getting rejected by Elena over and over and over again and yet he’s still coming back to help her whenever she needs help, empathizing, caring, bringing her a clean dress and giving her an understanding smile, willing her not to feel like shit, distracting the villain while she’s changing her clothes. He’s like her husband before even being her husband.
And what’s better is that Elena isn’t even the only person Damon helps out. He would do this for anyone he or his loved ones care about.