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The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural–fantasy horror/drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec, based on the book series of the same name by L. J. Smith. It ran from 2009–2017.


The series follows the life of 17-year old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who falls in love with a centuries-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and his brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), also a vampire. As a result, this draws Elena and her friends into the supernatural world of Mystic Falls, where it is plagued by vampires, werewolves, witches, doppelgängers and Original Vampires. As a result, Elena and her friends have made enemies including the Original Vampires/THE Mikaelson Family and Katerina Petrova and later on Silas and the Travelers. The series also focuses on the lives of Elena's friends and other inhabitants of the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. The series is a mix of teen drama and the supernatural.

When The Vampire Diaries premiered on The CW Television Network, on September 10, 2009, it attracted the largest audience of any series since the network began in 2006.



Bamon – the ship between Bonnie Bennett and Damon Salvatore
Delena – the ship between Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore
Klaroline – the ship between Niklaus Mikaelson and Caroline Forbes
Stelena – the ship between Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert
Steroline – the ship between Caroline Forbes and Stefan Salvatore
Beremy – the ship between Jeremy Gilbert and Bonnie Bennett
Stebekah – the ship between Stefan Salvatore and Rebekah Mikaelson


Delijah – the ship between Damon Salvatore and Elijah Mikaelson
Klefan – the ship between Stefan Salvatore and Klaus Mikaelson

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