Oct. 03, 2013
60 min.
The CW TV Network

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The Originals

Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. Klaus Mikaelson returns to the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build.

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Joseph Morgan (born Joseph Martin 16 May 1981) is an English actor. Born in London, England, he lived ...

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Niklaus Mikaelson ~ "It turns out my brother is even more depraved than I am; he is the noble stag no longer. Indeed, another altogether different beast is creeping through the cracks. And you have also failed in your representation of me, because there is one thing you have never thought me capable of: forgiveness. You, Finn, have remained a boar for centuries, but here is where your true fault lies: you never learned that the bonds of family far outweigh anything else! Such bonds trump petty jealousies, they overcome ancient feuds, and, yes, they are capable of allowing one monster to pardon the great sins of another".

Niklaus Mikaelson, more commonly known as Klaus, is an original vampire, later the first hybrid and the main antagonist of season two and season three. He and his father, brothers and sister became the very first vampires after their mother, a witch, had cast a spell on them in order to protect them from werewolves. It was later found out that his mother had committed adultery and Klaus' biological father was a werewolf, which makes Klaus the only vampire/werewolf hybrid.

However his werewolf powers were bound to the moonstone by a band of witches, which includes his mother. To release his werewolf powers a ritual, in which a werewolf, a vampire and a Petrova doppelgänger have to be sacrificed, has to take place. The first Petrova doppelgänger Klaus found was Katerina Petrova, but she escaped Klaus with the moonstone and hung herself in order to become a vampire, so that she would be useless for the ritual. Klaus then wanted revenge on Katerina, causing her to spend centuries running from him.

Hundreds of years later, Klaus finds Katerina and Elena Gilbert, the next Petrova doppelgänger, through Isobel Flemming. He kidnaps Katerina and makes her torture herself. After collecting the moonstone, a werewolf, Jules, the Petrova dopplegänger, Elena, and turning Jenna Sommers into a vampire, he begins the ritual and his werewolf side is released. He later blackmails Stefan into helping him create more hybrids, which he wants to create because he feels lonely, and turns him into a killer again. It is later revealed that he brought Stefan with him, because they were once friends. After he finds out that he needs Elena's blood to create more hybrids, he compels Stefan to stay in Mystic Falls to protect her, but also turns off his humanity. He also turns Tyler Lockwood into his first hybrid. It is later found out that Klaus killed his own mother, because she cast the spell on him that locked away his werewolf side and that therefore his stepfather, Mikael, has been hunting him for centuries.

After Damon un-daggers Elijah, who un-daggers Klaus' other siblings, and Bonnie Bennett and her mother are able to open up the tomb that holds Klaus' mother, Klaus gets reunited with his entire family again. After saving Caroline Forbes' life by giving her his blood to heal her from Tyler's bite, he becomes interested in Caroline and invites her to the Originals' ball, where they share a dance together. Bonnie later performs a desiccation spell to neutralize him, but he is later staked to death by Alaric. However it is revealed that Bonnie cast a spell allowing him to inhabit Tyler's body. Thus forcing Tyler to leave his body.

Klaus, in Tyler's body, rescues Caroline from the Founders Council. Caroline and "Tyler" kiss, Caroline finds out Klaus is possessing Tyler when he calls her "love". Since his body didn't completely turn to ash, possibly due to his werewolf genes, and thus it was possible to return Klaus to his original body. Bonnie initially refuses because it would use forbidden magic, but is forced to do so when Klaus threatens to rip Tyler's heart out. When Klaus is returned to his body, he disowns Rebekah. Klaus later reappears at Tyler's house and provides him, against Tyler's will, with hybrid bodyguards to protect him from vampire-hunter Conner. Eventually, Tyler, and his werewolf friend Hayley, plan on breaking the sire bond with his hybrids. Once it is broken, the hybrids see Tyler as their new alpha and decide to kill Klaus once and for all with the help of a witch, but it was part of Hayley's personal plan to help Professor Shane. When Klaus finds out about the scheme, he kills his Hybrids and Carol. It is later revealed that Klaus has fallen in love with Caroline, though that does not prevent him from chasing Tyler out of town, wanting to kill him as revenge for unsiring his hybrids.

Later, Klaus and Hayley have a one night stand. When Klaus is in New Orleans, he learns Hayley is now pregnant with his child. He makes one last trip back to see Caroline and asks that she come back with him. When she says no he say's they will be together someday and he doesn't mind waiting. He tells her Tyler can return since he will be leaving and he just wants her to be happy.

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