Vampire Diaries fans were treated to a memorable reunion of the stars at the I Was Feeling Epic in Mystic Falls fan convention recently, which rekindled their love for the series. These characters were adored by the fandom, and they consisted of both heroes and villains. Anyone who was against the Mystic Falls gang was automatically considered antagonists, but many Redditors felt they actually had valid reactions.
There were plenty of villains like Anna, John Gilbert and Esther among others who decided to do the right and sensible thing, but because their goals clashed with Elena, Damon, Stefan and even Klaus, they were stopped. to carry out their missions. . Reddit users were in complete agreement with the intentions of these villains.
Even though Anna fell in love with Jeremy, she had grown close to him with the intention of getting Gilbert’s diaries and camera from him. Still, her intentions were never mean — according to Bookgal1, “She just wanted her mother back and would use any means to make it happen.” »
She was a young woman on her own in a new world, and her quest to protect her family was natural. She also didn’t have bad intentions and could have become an asset to the Mystic Falls gang given her background and general knowledge. Unfortunately, the Salvatores didn’t like the Tomb Vampires so they rallied against Anna.
Being one of TVD’s most hated supporting characters, John Gilbert was widely disliked by most fans; however, he was right on his quest to keep Elena away from the Salvatores. He was her father, and she was an impressionable 17-year-old teenager who was in the company of very old mortal vampires. He just wanted to protect her, like anyone would their daughter.
OneonOne621 speculated “If John Gilbert had succeeded in killing them, many innocent lives would have been saved”, which is true, as the Salvatore brothers continued to wreak havoc in Mystic Falls and were responsible for killing many innocent lives . after that. Jean was not mistaken in his efforts.
As a character, Rebekah was hurt and upset because she had been wronged by almost everyone, including her own brothers. The way Elena treated her was abysmal and Rebekah deserved revenge on Elena for robbing her of a chance at small joy.
Rebekah had led a life cursed by association with Klaus, which meant she was either at his mercy or on the run from Mikael. Viewers understood her strong reaction to Elena, with rimsha_37 agreeing “her family, brothers and everyone betrayed her at some point… all she wanted was to enjoy the experience of the high school as long as she could. »
The original witch often gets a lot of support for her proactiveness with her children, and several Redditors agree that she was right to want to end their abnormally long lives. Fans got the Mikaelson siblings wrong a lot, but their cruelty wasn’t one of them.
Esther wanted to bring balance back to nature, getting rid of the Originals who were no longer needed on the planet (which was her duty). As Hdjdjdkenendn concluded, “She only wanted to fix what was her own mistake,” which is why her plan made sense.
She was considered the worst villain, but fans would agree that Katherine had one of the most tragic lives due to the things she went through in her lifetime. Most of the time, she only hurt anyone if her survival was at stake. She did what she had to to keep herself safe and didn’t hurt people for no reason, unlike Damon, Stefan and Klaus, who did.
Her cruelty stemmed from being chased and hunted by Klaus. Carterlicious pointed out, “No one else has been through this, and yet she never turned her humanity off and never went off the rails. Katherine’s circumstances made her ruthless.
The Vampires of the Graves
For user Beccaan14, they struggle to argue against The Tomb Vampires, saying, “Can you blame them for wanting revenge on the founding families.” The ultimate villains of Season 1 were the Vampires of the Escaped Tombs, but they had every right to want revenge on Mystic Falls and the founding families.
Given that some of them had shown no physical harm or ill intent towards the community of Mystic Falls, it was unfair that some of them were forced into the church to die. Worse still, several of them also had to find out that one of their own, Katherine Pierce, had betrayed them and left them to die for many years. It is not surprising that they have accumulated a lot of resentment and hatred.
Mikaelson’s older brother was considered an underdog because he didn’t side with his siblings, but his position was valid. He had barely been treated like a brother, kept stabbed and in a coffin for about 900 years of his life. Klaus had been awful to him, and his other siblings hadn’t bothered to get him out.
That’s why viewers agreed with him when he set out to help his mother eradicate the Originals. Trastamara123456 said: “Finn had every reason to want revenge on his family, what they did to him was beyond cruelty. »
Along with the eldest, even the youngest Original, Kol, has been demonized for now good reason. Redditors thought he was actually right to want to thwart anyone who tried to raise Silas, as he was old enough and powerful enough to destroy the world if he wanted to.
Kol, too, had been stabbed enough times by his despotic brother, so his hatred for them made sense as well. Trastamara123456 pointed out “Just for that, I’m glad he got his happy ending. »
Aurora, Tristan and Lucien
Redditor Proof-Luck2392 said he sympathizes with “Aurora, Tristan and Lucien,” from The Originals. Again, they were vampires who had been wronged by Elijah and Klaus, who had made them believe they were the Mikaelsons, thus keeping them on the run for years.
The trio had suffered enough, and it seemed only right that they wanted retribution for what had been done to them. They were evil in themselves, but their vendetta was justified.