Sep. 10, 2009
60 min.
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The Vampire Diaries

Vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore, eternal adolescents, have been leading 'normal' lives, hiding their bloodthirsty condition, for centuries, moving on before their non-aging is noticed. They are back in the Virginia town where they became vampires, as high school students. Stefan is noble, denying himself blood to avoid killing, and tries to control his evil brother Damon.

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Rebekah Mikaelson The Vampire Diaries
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Rebekah Mikaelson

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Rebekah Mikaelson ~ "Sorry to crash the fun boys, but some of us actually came here to hear the music. Not You".

Rebekah Mikaelson is a former Original Vampire and the younger daughter of Mikael and Esther, wealthy land owners from Eastern Europe in the 10th century. She is the younger sister of Freya Mikaelson, Finn Mikaelson, Elijah Mikaelson, Niklaus Mikaelson and Kol Mikaelson, the elder sister of Henrik Mikaelson, and the aunt of Klaus' child with Hayley Marshall; Hope Mikaelson. Rebekah was a recurring guest character in the third, fourth and fifth season of The Vampire Diaries, the tritagonist of The Originals, and currently a guest character in the second season of The Originals.

Throughout her long life, Rebekah's actions and personality have been heavily influenced by her relationship with Klaus and her desire to live a normal, human life. She has also been romantically involved with a few characters from the series. In the 12th century she was in love with a vampire hunter named Alexander who was a member of The Brotherhood of the Five. In the late 19th and early 20th century, she was in a relationship with Klaus' protégé Marcel Gerard, while living in New Orleans. After she fled New Orleans with Klaus, to escape her father Mikael, she was briefly in a relationship with Stefan Salvatore in 1920s Chicago, and because she chose Stefan over her half-brother, Klaus daggered her for 90 years. Later on, she finds herself in a romantic relationship with a human, Matt Donovan, before returning to New Orleans and rekindling her relationship with Marcel.

In the first season of The Originals, she was finally given her freedom by her brother Klaus and left the city to fulfill her desires at a normal life, however returned briefly in the Season Finale to become her niece Hope's guardian. After the return of her mother whom had been tracking her movements, she was forced to rejoin her family in New Orleans.

Rebekah is currently possessing a witch named Eva Sinclair, due to accepting her mother's offer for a new mortal life into another body as a plan to take her down, of which process the spell was jacked by her brother Kol, so she was trapped both into a new body and in an enchanted house, where she couldn't escape from, until her sister Freya helped her. In I Love You, Goodbye, when her brother Kol died, she made a promise that she won't leave her new witch body, until she finds a way to bring him back.

While living in the New World, they lived in peace with the werewolves. However, during a full moon, when the wolves were transforming, Niklaus and Henrik snuck out to watch the villagers transforming from men to beasts. As the sun began to rise, Rebekah saw Niklaus carrying Henrik's lifeless body back into the village. He stated that one of the wolves had mauled Henrik to death.

Not wanting to lose another child, their mother Esther decided to cast a spell (The Immortality Spell), calling upon the Sun for life and the White Oak Tree for immortality. However, the spell lead to some untimely acts. Unbeknownst to Rebekah and her siblings, they drank wine laced with the blood of Tatia for dinner, and afterwards, Mikael drove his sword through their hearts. After their awakening, Mikael forced his children to feed on a local villager therefore completing their transition into vampires.

Later, they began to realize that their new gift had its weaknesses. The flowers that grew at the base of the White Oak Tree, vervain, burned them and prevented compulsion. The sun burned their skin, making it impossible to walk in the daylight for them. They were unable to enter the homes of their neighbors without an invitation. Also their thirst was uncontrollable.

Realizing that a wood carved from the White Oak Tree would be fatal to them, they burned the tree to the ground. After their mother's death, Rebekah, Niklaus and Elijah swore to each other that they would never turn on each other and stick together as one, always and forever.

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05x03 - Original Sin
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02x02 - Brave New World
Season 2, Episode 02
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