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The Vampire Diaries Universe: 10 Most Overused Storylines
2024/04/10

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The tale of redemption and anti-heroes has been a central theme in the universe of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies over the past thirteen years. These shows have shared a plethora of storylines, from love triangles to family conflicts to character transformations, all set against the backdrop of Mystic Falls and New Orleans.

One recurring element in these shows is the use of flashbacks to provide viewers with insights into the characters' backstories. For example, Stefan and Damon's human lives in 1864, the Mikaelson siblings' relationships over the centuries, and the origins of Malivore have all been explored through flashbacks.

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Another common plot device is the transformation of villains into heroes. Characters like Damon and Klaus start off as prominent villains but evolve into complex, multi-dimensional figures over time.

Moreover, the theme of family problems runs deep in The Vampire Diaries Universe. Complicated relationships, betrayals, and attempted murders plague families like the Salvatores and the Mikaelsons, creating a tense and dramatic atmosphere.

The frequent resurrections of main characters also add a layer of intrigue to the narrative.

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Death seems to have little consequence in this universe, as characters like Jeremy, Bonnie, Kol, and Finn are brought back to life multiple times.

Love triangles are another staple of these shows, with Elena, Stefan, and Damon's triangle being the most iconic. Each show explores different variations of this romantic trope, adding depth and drama to the characters' relationships.

Separation from loved ones is a common theme that tugs at the heartstrings of viewers. Characters like Bonnie, Elijah, Klaus, and Hope all experience the pain of being separated from the ones they care about, leading to emotional and poignant story arcs.

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Finally, the transformation into a vampire is a significant turning point for many characters in the shows. From Caroline's successful transition to Lizzie accidentally becoming a Heretic, the process of becoming a vampire brings about new challenges and opportunities for growth.

In conclusion, The Vampire Diaries Universe is a rich tapestry of complex characters, intricate storylines, and powerful themes that have captivated audiences for over a decade. The interweaving of redemption, family drama, love triangles, and supernatural elements has created a world that is both compelling and unforgettable.

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