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I had no idea why Stefan had taken such a disliking to me. I’ve never even talked to him. Yet, he stared at me with such disgust I realized I must make him like me.
“Wait, Bonnie, your studying for exams?”
“Well if studying is sneaking out and picking up some nice, hot boys- then yes, I’m am definitely studying for exams.”
Portia Flowers, 17 years old, Open
Portia has lived with her grandmother, Mrs. Flowers for about a year now. She has a permanent room in the Boarding House. She moved in with her grandmother because she was beginning to realize she had powers and she was sent to Mrs. Flowers for help. Portia often reads and falls into the background, but she has been brought to light as the new-to-town Stefan Salvatore joins her once quiet household. She is very suspicious of him.
- Sue Carson
- Stefan Salvatore
Dick Carter, 18 years old, Open
Unfortunately for the people of Fells Church, Dick definitely lives up to his name. He’s often found at the side of Tyler Smallwood, who’s crude suit he follows. Dick may pretend to be threatening, but he really would never hurt a fly. He’s actually very worried about his future and is looking for a serious commitment with Vicki Donovan, who only wants a hook up.
- Tyler Smallwood
- Vicki Donavon
- Lauren Fell
Matthew ‘Matt’ Honeycutt, 18 years old, Open
Matt is the typical boy next door. He plays football, is loyal and friendly, is bright and insightful. Matt was recently broken up with by Elena Gilbert, who was once the other half to their “golden couple” status. He is a friend to all, but he doesn’t care to be left out. He is very wary of Stefan.
- Elena Gilbert
- Bonnie McCullough&Meredith Sulez
- Stefan Salvatore
Mary McCullough, 21 years old, Open
Mary is Bonnie’s motherly older sister. She is a part time nurse at the hospital and such.
- Bonnie McCullough
- Damon Salvatore
- PUT SOME OLDER CHARACTERS FOR HER
Katherine von Swartzschild, 600 years old, Open
Elena Gilbert, 18 years old, Taken
Personality wise, Elena is described as a very beautiful, popular but ordinary seventeen year old teenage human girl. Elena was born and raised in Fells Church, Virginia. Even though Elena is very beautiful physically, she could still be seen as the girl next door. At the start of the series, Elena was in competition to be the ‘Queen’ of Robert E. Lee High School with former friend and newly turned rival, Caroline Forbes. Elena is the type of girl that every boy falls for and whom every girl desires to be like. She is cool, confident, sociable, approachable and popular. Elena is highly active socially and she is involved in many extra curricular school acitivities. She is a top student and generally gets good grades, although she seems to not thrive at doing trigonomitry. Elena is on the Senior Welcoming Committee at her high school. She was also voted as Most Popular and was voted as the Homecoming Queen. Even though Elena may be beautiful and popular, she is far from perfect. She has many flaws and imperfections within her personality. At first, Elena initially comes off as very shallow, bossy, selfish, childish, competitive, self-absorbed, vain, proud, overly headstrong and extremely spoiled. However, she is still a good person at heart, is a generally kind, caring and portective individual, and is someone who loves and cares about her family and friends. Elena is outgoing, confident, brave, active, optimistic, determined, ambitious, loyal, protective and strong-willed. She is a very good leader and as a result, is good at leading most situations which require solid leadership. As the series progresses, she is willing to put her life at risk and do anything to help the people she loves and cares about. Elena has suffered and endured much loss, grief, pain and tragedy in her very young teenage life. Most of this is due to the loss of her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth, in a tragic and fatal car accident. Elena has openly admitted that she always used boys and treated the opposite sex as if they were prizes and trophies. She used them them as a way to boost her confidence and self-esteem. None of the boys that she has ever encountered, met, or dated (including Matt Honeycutt, her first love since childhood) has ever had an enormous, unusual, lifechanging or highly influential impact on her the way that Stefan Salvatore has. Elena has had many boyfriends in the past. Because of this, she is often perceived to be somewhat promiscuous. Although she had always treated boys’ as prizes, she never saw, viewed or treated Matt (her childhood best friend and first love) that way. She genuinely loves and cares about him, but more like that of a best friend, companion, cousin or a brother. Matt and Elena have an easygoing relationship. He has influenced her in a positive way. Elena breaks up with Matt at the start of the school year; realizing that even though she does loves Matt, there is still something “missing”. She still loves and cares about him like a best friend. Matt still looks out for her and he is also incredibly loyal and supportive of her as well. Elena has been best friends with Bonnie McCullough and Meredith Sulez since the first grade. She was also a best friends with Caroline Forbes since kindergarten, although the two had become intense rivals. Most of the rivalry between Elena and Caroline is due to the competition between them when it came to social status, boys and popularity. Elena has been nicknamed “The Ice Princess” by many, for she sometimes possesses the impression of appearing cold, distant and aloof towards others. This is noted by Tyler Smallwood. However, she immediately and dramatically becomes a much warmer, selfless, giving, kinder, open-minded, compassionate and spiritually awakened individual after she meets Stefan.
Outside personalities wise, Elena is the polar opposite of Stefan in many ways. Elena is outgoing and sociable, Stefan is shy or quiet. Elena is popular, Stefan is more of a loner (though he eventually opens up and makes friends). Elena is more headstrong and aggressive, Stefan is more laid back and passive. Elena is more idealistic and optimistic, Stefan is more cynical and pessimistic. Elena is vain and selfish, Stefan is humble and selfless. Elena is more cheerful, Stefan is more brooding. Elena is self-confident, Stefan is self-loathing. Although everyone seems to be convinced of Elena’s intelligence, her academic performance actually seems somewhat uneven. Elena frequently writes in her own personal journal. In it, she records all her inner thoughts, dreams, passions and desires. She mostly writes about her life, her family, her friends and mostly about Stefan. “She was not a saint. She was not always sweet and honest and agreeable. But she was strong and loving and loyal to her friends, and in the end she did the most unselfish thing anybody could do.”
Lauren Fell, 16 years old, Open
The Fells are one of the supposed founders of Fells Church, and her family sure has the money to prove it. Lauren could have anything she wanted, but she continues to hang with the “wrong crowd”, including Vicki Donavon, Tyler Smallwood, Dick Carter, etc.
- Vicki Donavon
- Tyler Smallwood
- Dick Carter
- Margaret Gilbert