Ship Analysis: Klaroline
“But I’ll let you in on a little secret: there’s a whole world out there waiting for you. Great cities, and art, and music. Genuine beauty. And you could have all of it. You could have a thousand more birthdays, all you have to do is ask.”
Klaus and Caroline met at the most inappropriate of times. She was dying, bitten by her werewolf boyfriend, on her b i r t h d a y… and Klaus just happened to be one of the biggest antagonists that time. He was so gentle with her (mainly because she was dying). But why did Klaus choose to personally come to her aid? We all know that Klaus is the “high and mighty hybrid”, yet he apologizes and says that she was simply just collateral damage. Klaus saw this spark in Caroline Forbes, this spark that is just so hard to miss when you study her carefully. It seemed as if she had lived her life more in her vampirism, and she found power in it. Klaus spared her life because he saw great things in her. Young, beautiful and dynamic.
Now we all know that Caroline doesn’t really like Klaus , considering he was the ‘big bad wolf’ of the season. She found it absolutely despicable how heartless Klaus was without him even looking like he realizes it. But he’s just so keen, so eager to have these heart to heart conversations with Caroline (I.E the horse scene & the Ms. Mystic pageant party), and how he just completely turns in to mush around her. I don’t think any girl would have gotten Klaus to talk about the one time he wondered what it was like to be human. But Caroline obviously wasn’t just any girl, in the sense that every time she would reject Klaus, he would just smile and you could just see how much more infatuated with her he gets. Klaus learns of her fierce loyalty to her friends, her fiery personality, and her fun-loving side. I also think that one thing Klaus finds absolutely interesting about Caroline is that she does not shy away from the lavishes that he has to offer. She even turned to ask him for help when Elena stole her prom dress, asking him to dig up something of “royal caliber”. Klaus loves a woman who shares the same amount of interest in riches, and Caroline, as we all know, is exactly that. Although Klaus was basically the reason why Caroline’s boyfriend was never around…you can tell that she does have feelings for him, and she did respond to all the chasing that Klaus has done.
And so we see Klaus breaking out hell left and right for quite awhile…as he usually does. The next iconic Klaroline moment happens when Kol causes havoc at their graduation and boom! There’s Klaus in all his glory, killing the witches with toga hats (who knew those could even slice off heads lmao). And then he saves the day, all is good. And in this one scene it is revealed that Caroline actually sent him something to inform him about her upcoming graduation, joking about receiving cash, or a mini fridge. Klaus could very well have given her a mini fridge, he knew that it would actually bring a smile to her face. But he knew her enough to know that he could give her something worth more than material items, he knew what she wanted deep down.
And so he let Tyler go, stating that Tyler was her first love, but he would be her last. However long it takes.
There is nothing threatening with the way he says it. He means his words, his promise of patience…and we all know that Klaus Mikaelson is a lot of things, but he sure as hell isn’t patient. He sees this great, powerful young woman, who is definitely worth the wait. If Klaus were to rule as king, he sees Caroline fit to be his queen. And so they part, although I don’t think Caroline is ever shaken off of his mind as we see in the pilot episode of The Originals. Klaus is standing in the streets of New Orleans, basking in the festivities and he takes his phone out. Notice how he types in a number with familiarity. He is smiling all the way through. New Orleans was his most favorite place in the world, but all he could think about was Caroline and how she would have loved to see what he was seeing at that moment. He doesn’t even care that Caroline didn’t pick up her phone. He just wanted to let her know that he was thinking about her.
We don’t really see another Klaroline moment after that until Katherine comes back and is human. Klaus, ofcourse, goes back to Mystic Falls to “gloat over a corpse to be”, as Caroline had said. However, he’s there to save the day again. And you could just see how much he misses her, how much he just wants to hear the truth hidden behind these snarky remarks of hers . And so he gives himself the ultimatum, and chooses to never see her again in exchange for her honesty, (and honestly after how heated that was I don’t think Klaus regretted walking away from that at all XD). This did not only benefit Klaus, but the confession made Caroline’s feelings for him more emphasized. She was aware that they existed, as much as she hated Klaus for all the shit that he’s done, but I don’t think she ever really realized the intensity of said feelings that she was even afraid to admit that she had them.
The next significant interaction between the two happens when Stefan was running away from Rayna Cruz, ends up at New Orleans and in the company of his old friend, Klaus. Again, Caroline is also partly the reason as to why Klaus opens up his doors of sympathy for Stefan. He did not get pissed or whatsoever upon knowing of their relationship. Klaus knew what type of person Stefan was, and therefore knew that he was capable of making Caroline happy. It was enough of an assurance that Caroline would indeed be happy. And so he protects Stefan in all ways that he could manage. And then he picks up Stefan’s phone, encounters a very panicked Caroline, with two screaming babies at the background. And now this fierce, youthful, powerful woman that he used to know was now a mother. He remembers the last things she had told him, about building a future for herself, finishing college and the like. And so Caroline is on the verge of embarrassment, Klaus giving her tips on how to make the baby stop crying (as he’s had experience with Hope), comforting her in the best way that he can. He also tells her about how sorry he was to hear about Liz’s death, and how she would have loved to see Caroline and the babies. That was what Caroline needed that moment, emotional support, and Klaus knew that she did.
Then the most recent Klaroline moment happened, that got most of us screaming our heads off for sure. You would think that after all the things that happened to Klaus back in New Orleans, the new love interest he had had, would’ve made him forget about Caroline. But I’m pretty sure that Klaus was somehow up to date with the happenings of the Mystic Falls gang’s lives. And then all this extra shit happened, the Sirens, the devil, Katherine. Klaus might have heard about the Steroline wedding and was silently happy for her, then the next thing we knew Stefan’s human and then he’s dead. And now Klaus is certain, for sure, that Caroline’s happiness must be buried under all this grief. But hey what do you know, she’s putting up a school for her supernatural children, fulfilling Stefan’s last wish. And she is thriving. She may have sank down very low because of her grief, but Caroline was able to pick herself up at an instant, knowing that she had to be strong for her daughters, and for the people she loved.
Klaus might of been like ‘holy shit what’. This woman, Caroline, lost her husband of a couple hours, nearly lost her best friend again, was stronger than ever. This amazing, dynamic woman never let grief stand in her way, and was now dedicating her life to helping other supernatural beings learn how to be themselves. How could he not be in awe of her willpower and determination? He is reminded, time and time again, of Caroline Salvatore’s resilience. Ofcourse he just had to write her a THREE MILLION DOLLAR CHECK to help out on such a noble cause (I swear he emptied out someone’s bank account…certainly not his, for sure. Probably Elijah’s or Becca’s). And his heart is reminded of what it wants again. He wanted Caroline, however long it was going to take him.
And that, my friend, is why I believe Klaroline is fucking endgame.