I was in the middle of making a Kolvina vid (which will probably be finished later today) when I came across this quote from Marcel - “This guy is not your friend. He wants to use you to get his own way.”
Kol (after she found out who he really was) never ever tried to use her like everyone in her life always has. Marcel, her mother, all the Mikaelsons, even Cami, have all used her and pretended to be on her side at least once just so they can take advantage of the power she possessed. But Kol never did, because he knew what that felt like.
He was always the odd one out. He (and Finn) were left out of the Always and Forever pledge that Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah made. In one of the 3x01 flashbacks, the writers try to imply that all five siblings were included in that vow, but you can’t erase cannon, and Kol and Finn were clearly absent when it was made. Even though he never really made or agreed to abide by it, he was still held to it.
He was kept around when Klaus, Elijah, or Rebekah saw fit, and if he stepped out of line or there was no use for him, he was daggered and stuffed in a box for decades at a time, all under the pretense of keeping him safe.
Now, does this sound vaguely familiar to anyone?
Marcel kept Davina safe by keeping her locked away in an attic while he reaped the benefits of her magic. I’m not hating on Marcel in any way, I love he and Davina’s relationship, but there’s still an echo of familiarity to it that Kol obviously could relate to.
“We’re kindred souls.” - Kol to Davina, 2x02
How amazing is that quote? I have to say it’s my all time favorite from any show, period. There’s just something so simply, yet intrinsically beautiful about it that you can’t help but adore it, and what’s even better is that it really is true. Kol means it when he says this, and from the man that had said “Settling for mortals is the first sign of weakness.” it means even that much more.
I believe their past experiences with other people allow them to love each other so wholly, without any reservations, prejudices, or ulterior motives…