How Elena and Stefan could possibly be endgame in the finale, aka my “sired soul” theory...
Elena in 4x01 spent her last dying breaths as a human to tell
Stefan that she loves him and how he is the best choice she ever made.
does one go from saying all of that and simply fall out of love so quick?
(Without having to say it was due to bad writing or fan servicing, because if I
was a DE fan I would be pretty pissed off at the way they brought them
Be warned this is kinda long!
Well what if when Elena was transitioning into a vampire (during
the first few episodes of season 4), her human soul was slowly being replaced
by a new vampire one created by the sire bond and this new soul is basically a
reflection of the desires of the soul to whom she was sired to aka Damon. She
still appeared to be in love with Stefan the first few episodes but it also
seemed like her old self was slowly fading away along with her feelings, (basically
all her good qualities which made her who she was). What if the sired soul made
her more like Damon and obviously made her do Damon-like things? Because let’s face it Elena from season 4 on wards was a completely new character/person.
The reason why this could have happened was because firstly Elena never wanted to be a vampire and also maybe and probably more likely because when she died at the end of season 2 John gave Elena his soul, a soul that replaced Elena’s so that when she woke up it would be as a human and not a vampire (as that was what John had wanted). So when she died at the end of season 3, her soul which John gave her didn’t want to accept the transition into a vampire hence a new vampire sired soul was born, giving her basically new and all the annoying qualities that Damon had.
This could explain how her feelings for Stefan never got heightened, because deep down in Damon’s soul he didn’t want Elena to be in love with Stefan. He wanted Elena to love him instead. Elena said she still loved Stefan, but she was not actually in love with him. Wouldn’t that be basically just how Damon feels about his own brother, right?
Otherwise it just wouldn’t
make sense from a story pov, not a shipper’s but a story pov how Elena just
kinda forgot this strong built relationship she had with Stefan.
Now here is my opinion on the only way I see Stelena possibly as endgame based on all of this because I wouldn’t want the vampire Elena to get back with Stefan, especially after all the shit she put him through (that would be so selfish and Stefan deserves much better).
When Elena took the cure, she didn’t appear to have any significant changes to her character she was just a human again right (although she did kinda flirt with Stefan at the wedding)? However Elena was only a human for a few days/weeks (few episodes, just like in the beginning of season 4) before Kai cast the Sleeping Beauty type spell on her.
So what if after all these years while Elena was in that coffin (cause we have no idea what happened in her mind during all this time), her human soul slowly came back, the same soul which was very much in love with Stefan even after testing the waters with Damon (who I personally saw as a metaphor for temptation/being greedy)?
And when she wakes up the last thing she remembers clearly is telling Stefan that she chose him (whilst she was transitioning) but her memories of them as a couple as they were slowly breaking up are fuzzy/blurred because that wasn’t actually her.
Then Stefan realises that Elena 2.0 was never the girl he fell in love with but just a walking reminder of her and that his Elena from seasons 1-3 would never hurt him/break his heart like new vampire Elena did.
After this Stelena then have one of their epic reunion hugs and just stare at each other like they can’t believe they are in each others arms again and they finally kiss and slowly slip back into their old feelings/lives. Oh and Stefan takes the cure and is human again too.
And basically Damon all along had never been with Elena but has been in a weirdly twisted relationship with a version of himself essentially in the vessel/meat suit (had to use the spn references) of old Elena. It’s kinda disturbing but that’s kinda the only explanation I have for ‘who the hell was Damon dating then if it weren’t Elena?’. Plus his reaction could be funny!?
As for SC to not be a thing anymore, I hope Klaus comes back for Caroline and reminds her of this moment and boom no more sc wedding or a divorce.
But yeah that’s mainly my opinion/theory for a human Stelena endgame if I could write it! :)
(All gifs/pics aren’t mine)