As Elena, a doppelganger sharing a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce (the love interest of Salvatore brothers Stefan and Damon), suffers from the death of her parents, she starts to think that she will never be happy again. Soon after, a hot new student shows up, Stefan Salvatore, and they fall instantly in love despite her knowing nothing about his past. Stefan’s older brother Damon shows up to keep good on his promise to ensure him an eternity of misery and ends up falling in love with Elena, too. On her birthday, Damon gives Elena back a necklace she cherishes, and that’s the moment she realizes she loves him. Towards season 4, she and Stefan break up and she spends the next few seasons with Damon. He makes her happy and able to believe in herself. He challenges her to become her best self, and subsequently oblivious and distracting her from the dangers that lurk beyond. Lucky for her, certain powers of her own are beginning to wake, which have been subdued since childhood, as well as having a circle of friends with gifts of their own to protect her.
Season 4: Complete
Drama, Fantasy, Horror