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  Amara, played by Nina Dobrev

Amara is a third character played by Nina Dobrev, first appeared in season 5x3. She has shown as Silas's one true love, Both Amara and Silas became immortal through the immortality spell (created by Qetsiyah and Silas) giving birth to the concept of doppelgangers in the process.(as all spells are bound with nature and nature needs balance, so if one becomes an immortal with the help of any spell; nature creates its shadow self a doppelganger that can die). Elena, Katherine before them Tatia are all shadows (doppelganger)of "Amara". She was meant to spend eternity with Silas until Qetsiyah showed up made her mortal again by using cure on her and then killed her.
  Benjamin "Ben" McKittrick, played by Sean Faris

Benjamin "Ben" McKittrick is a former high school football player a few years ahead of Matt and Bonnie and the bartender at the Mystic Grill.

He was turned into a vampire by Anna, a centuries-old vampire who felt Ben's frustration of feeling that he peaked in High School and his life was going nowhere.
Finn, played by Casper Zafer

Finn is a an Original Vampire. His siblings are Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah, Kol and Henrik.

He appears in the episode Bringing Out The Dead. Elijah removed the daggers from him, Kol and Rebekah in this episode.

Finn is a member of the Mikaelsen Family.

Finn is one of six sons of Esther and Mikael who were wealthy landowners from East Europe. He was born in the New World after his parents moved there when they lost their first child to plague. Along with his family, Finn lived in peace with the other members of their village, whom were all werewolves. Each month they hid during the full moon so that they were not hurt by the transforming wolves. When his brother, Henrik was killed during the full moon after he and Klaus sneaked out to see the wolves, their father, Mikael, had Esther turn them into the first group of vampires in order to prevent the tragedy from happening again.

However, the object that granted their immortality, could also take it away, which was the ancient white oak tree. To prevent anyone from making a stake from the tree, the family burnt the tree to the ground. However, they would have other weaknesses including the flowers that grew at the base of the tree, a silver dagger dipped in the trees ashes could neutralize them temporarily and they would always have a constant desire for human blood upon which to feed.

During one such feed, Klaus killed a human which triggered a Werewolf gene deep inside him, revealing that Esther had had an affair years ago. Enraged, Mikael killed his wife's lover and his family, triggering the war between their races that would last centuries. Esther placed a curse on Klaus to prevent him from becoming a true hybrid however was it unable to prevent him from being immune to the neutralizing powers of the silver dagger (as werewolves are unharmed by silver). In revenge Klaus attacked their mother for betraying him and blamed it on their father.

Finn was daggered by Klaus in the 12th century and remained neutralized until the 21st century.
Finn appeared in Bringing Out The Dead where Elijah had freed him. Together with his siblings they took out their rage on Klaus before declaring that they would be a family without him. He was shocked when he saw his mother arrive, having been freed from her coffin too.
  George Lockwood, played by Simon Miller

George Lockwood is a handsome and confident Confederate Soldier of 19. century. Katherine meets George and asks him for help. He’s aware that she’s a vampire and tells her that it’s in his blood to hate her. He’s a werewolf. It’s not a full moon yet so he can’t hurt her. He agrees to talk to her. He knows the Salvatore brothers.
Kol, played by Nathaniel Buzolic

Kol is an Original Vampire, who is the son of Mikael and Esther and also the brother of Elijah, Rebekah, Finn, Henrik and the half-brother of Niklaus.

Kol is a member of the Mikaelsen Family.

Kol is one of the Original Vampires. In the early 1900's, for unknown reasons, he was daggered by Klaus and kept in a coffin.

Kol first appeared in Bringing Out The Dead where his brother Klaus undaggered him, brandishing the newly freed dagger against Elijah after they fought before he re-daggered Kol once more. Then later when Klaus sent Elijah off to see that Damon Salvatore kept his word on the deal they'd just made, Elijah doubled back and undaggered Kol and the rest of his siblings, whereupon they all gathered and used their daggers Klaus before declaring that they would be a family without him. He was shocked when he saw his mother arrive, believing her to have been killed by their father.
  Qetsiyah, played by [unknown person]

Janina Gavankar portrays Qetsiyah/Tessa(in recent century) appeared 1st time in season 5X3 original sin is one of the most powerful witches in the world, she accompanied her best friend (Silas) in creating the immortality spell under the illusion that he wants to develop the spell so that they both can spend eternity together as she loved him. But soon she found out that he wanted the spell to be with someone else. Infuriated, she killed the other woman who happened to be her handmaiden.
Also she created the other side called 'purgatory' a place for dead supernaturals so that she can trap Silas's soul there as he and she herself were witches(supernatural). She dessicated silas and imprisoned him with the "cure" (to reverse the immortality spell) hoping that he would take the cure and die eventually and then he will be stuck to other side (purgatory) with her.
she is the ancestor of Bonnie Bennett.
Rebekah, played by Claire Holt

Rebekah is a beautiful and free-spirited Original Vampire, former love interest of Stefan Salvatore, daughter of Mikael and Esther and also the sister of Elijah, Finn, Kol and Henrik and the half-sister of Klaus. Rebekah has impeccable instincts and can tell when people are lying, something Klaus calls "borderline" supernatural.

Rebekah is a member of the Mikaelsen Family.

Rebekah is the daughter of Mikael and Esther, wealthy land owners from Eastern Europe. She is one of seven siblings, including Elijah, Finn, Niklaus, Kol, and Henrik. Other than the basics, not much is known about Rebekah's early life only that she was born in the New World, where they lived in peace among the Werewolves for twenty years. However, during a full moon, when the Wolves were transforming, Klaus and his youngest brother Henrik snuck out to watch the wolves' transformation.

As the sun begins to rise, we see Klaus carrying Henrik's lifeless body back into the village. It seems that one of the wolves had attacked Henrik accidentally during their transformation. Not wanting to lose another child, their mother Esther (The Original Witch) cast a spell, calling upon the Sun for life and the White Oak tree for immortality. However, the spell also called for some untimely acts. Unbeknownst to Rebekah and her siblings, they drank wine laced with blood for dinner, and afterwards, Mikael stabbed them in their heart with his sword. Upon their awakening, Mikael forced his children to feed on a local villager, finalizing their transition into vampires. Later, they began to realize their new gift had its weaknesses. The flowers that grew at the base of thewhite oak tree (vervain) burned them and prevented compulsion. The sun burned their skin, making it impossible to walk in the day light. They were also unable to enter the homes of their neighbors without an invitation. Realizing that a steak made from the white oak tree would be fatal to them, they burned the tree to the ground. They also found that blood was essential to their life, and they would need to continually feed to prevent desiccation. After their mother died Rebekah, Niklaus and Elijah swore to each other that they would never turn on each other.

Moving from town to town and wreaking havoc, Rebekah and Klaus found themselves in Chicago during the roaring 20's. After her introduction to Stefan Salvatore, Rebekah took an immediate liking to him. Not long after, Mikael arrives in the city searching for Klaus, with intent to kill him. Klaus is ready to abscond to the next town, but Rebekah refuses, telling him she wants to stay with Stefan. Her brother forces her to choose between him and Stefan, and when she opts for the latter, he proceeds to neutralize her with white oak ash and a dagger. For about 90 years, Rebekah's neutralized body is carted around in a coffin by Klaus, along with her other siblings.

After Gloria revealed to Klaus that Rebekah had what she needed to contact The Original Witch, Klaus reluctantly resurrected his sister. After rising from the dead, Rebekah is delighted to see Stefan again, but is furious after she is unable to find her amulet, and appalled by modern music and fashion. Gloria uses Rebekah to find the amulet and after doing so, threatens to kill the girl with her necklace, along with her friends. Later, she is bored and asks why Stefan doesn't love her. As Stefan is about to open up a coffin Rebekah walks in. He tells her he remembers they were running from someone, and inquires about who. Klaus appears, and Rebekah reports that Stefan is not on their side, as he's asking about Mikael, the man who wants to kill them. Once they're back in Mystic Falls, Rebekah informs Stefan that Klaus knows the Doppelganger is alive, and that he won't be merciful. Stefan attacks her, but being an original vampire, Rebekah overpowers him and "out of jealousy" stabs him. She later sneaks up on Caroline and Tyler, and drags him over to Klaus after previously knocking him out. After he feeds the werewolf his blood and kills him, Rebekah drags Tyler back to Caroline and stays to watch over them. Bored, she goes through Caroline's phone, only to find a picture of Stefan and Elena, and spots her necklace on the girl's neck.

Rebekah storms into the gym to inform her brother about necklace's whereabouts and demands that Elena her where it is, but Elena explains that she doesn't have it, and they quickly conclude that Katherine has stolen the necklace.

After Klaus figured out how to successfully create hybrids, and having the doppelganger 'donate' blood, he and Rebekah are at the hospital's parking lot. She questions how he knew he needed the doppelgänger alive, and he reveals to her.

While she's gone, Damon comes to inform Klaus that Mikael is on his way to Mystic Falls to finish him off, causing the hybrid to run off as fast as he can, leaving Rebekah behind. In Smells Like Teen Spirit, Rebekah forces herself into the Salvatore Boarding House, and enrolls into Mystic Falls High School, ostensibly to keep an eye on Tyler, whom she's been supplying with blood bags. Rebekah also joins the cheerleading squad and openly tells Caroline that she may be interested in her boyfriend and many other "things" of hers, practically declaring her war. The same night, she attends the traditional bonfire, where Damon tries to get distract her (so Alaric and Elena can get Stefan off the track) with his charm and marshmallows, but Rebekah sees through him, and stabs him.
She later shows up at Tyler's with a girl, teasingly biting her, and tells him that Klaus would want his hybrid to get the full vampire experience; at the mention of her brother, Tyler needs no more convincing, and begins to feed on the girl.

When Rebekah is at school and doing a flip for the cheerleading squad so sees Elena and ask what she wants. She replies she knows about her history from the markings on the wall. After Elena walks off there is a flashback of Rebekah putting her name on the wall and Klaus watches, he asks for the knife Rebekah slams the sharp end down in his hand, cutting it and drawing blood.
Elena stabs Rebekah with the white oak ash dagger.
When Elena gets texted to come over and talk to Rebekah, she asks Elena what dress she should wear for the homecoming. Elena doesn't want to answer and wants to find out about her history. So Rebekah grabs a girl and as shes going to bite her, Elena tells her to choose the red dress. Then Rebekah and Elena go up stairs and Rebekah looks through Stefan's stuff. Then Rebekah tells Elena about who had the necklace and we find out it was the original witch her mother Esther.
By the end of the episode, Rebekah finds out that Klaus was the one who killed Esther not Mikael and she bursts into tears and accepts that her brother she loved could do something like this. When we see her again shes on the floor crying her eyes out.
Elena gives Rebekah her mother's necklace and while Rebekah's off guard, stabs her with the white oak ash dagger, neutralizing her.

Elena informs Klaus that Rebekah learned the truth about Esther's murder. When he returns to his house, Rebekah is about to awaken. He apologizes for his actions and tells Rebekah that they will meet again another day. He then stakes her with White Oak Ash Dagger.

In Bringing Out the Dead, Elijah un-daggers Rebekah, who then stabs Klaus with one of the daggers. They plan on leaving Klaus alone, when she is surprised to see their mother arrive.
  Samantha Gibbons, played by Tiffany Morgan

Samantha Gibbons was the owner of a house where vampires from the tomb had lived until they were killed by Damon Salvatore and Alaric Saltzman.

It was apparent that the vampires compelled her to allow them house-room in her home. She let them feed on her without complaint and did whatever they wanted. Frederick compelled her against letting in Damon, much to Frederick's satisfaction. When Alaric was allowed into the house to invite Damon, he took Miss Gibbons outside where Damon killed her after he questioned whether any other human lived in the house. Alaric had expected him to just compel her to let him in, but Damon stated it didn't work that way as she was already compelled against him by Frederick.
  Trudie Peterson, played by Amanda Detmer

Trudie Peterson was Isobel's friend in high school in Grove Hill, Virginia. She also knew about vampires. Trudie lived in Grove Hill, Virginia. She went to high school with Isobel Flemming and they were both cheer-leaders. After Isobel became pregnant, they lost contact after Isobel had a baby girl.

Elena found Trudie in her search to look for her mother through a picture of them in high school. When Elena visited her, Trudie sent a text message saying, "She's here", to someone . She showed Elena photos of her mother and said that they lost contact 17 years ago when Isobel left to give birth to Elena. Elena noticed that Trudie had spiked her tea with vervain and was ordered to leave.
  William Tanner, played by Ben Ayres

William Tanner was the history teacher and football coach at Mystic Falls High School.
He was a very elitist character, demeaning other characters on several occasions.
During class he was seen picking on Elena when she wasn't paying attention to him, prompting Stefan to openly challenge and correct him on several occasions.

As the football coach of Mystic Falls High, Mr. Tanner appeared fair, he allowed Stefan to try out despite their tendency to butt heads in class, and also let him on the team when he saw what a good player Stefan was.

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Horror/Supernatural | Romance/Dating
Status: Returning Series
Network: CW ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 10, 2009
Episode Order: 22
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