All Access

Remember All the Characters Nina Dobrev Played on The Vampire Diaries?

Yeah, they were A LOT.
PHOTO The CW

When Nina Dobrev announced that she was leaving The Vampire Diaries after this season, we were shocked (because what is TVD without Elena?) and happy for her at the same time. Nina has played "a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, and a human pretending to be a doppelganger," and she's been "kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, and body-snatched," so it's safe to say that she's learned all that she could from this job and made the most of this opportunity. It’s time for her to conquer new worlds and inhabit other roles.

TVD showrunner Julie Plec said they'll miss "Nina and the 400 characters she played" and we will, too. So here's to the many characters Nina played on TVD—not quite 400, but pretty close.

Human!Elena. Look at that baby face. Look at how straight her hair is. Look at how she’s so in love with Stefan.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The Vampire Diaries GIF
via lifeofvampirediaries.tumblr.com

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Vampire!Elena. Self-acceptance is hard enough when you’re human—how much more when you’re undead? It was a long road but Elena eventually got there. 

The Vampire Diaries GIF The Vampire Diaries GIF
  via giftvd.tumblr.com

Vampire!Elena with no humanity. Girls (who are undead and unfeeling) just want to have fun.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The Vampire Diaries GIF The Vampire Diaries GIF
  via giftvd.tumblr.com

Vampire!Katherine. The doppelganger party started with this girl. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The Vampire Diaries GIF
via lifeofvampirediaries.tumblr.com

Katherine posing as Elena. Katherine pulls this trick so many times and it never gets old.

The Vampire Diaries GIF The Vampire Diaries GIF
via sheneedstobeprotected.tumblr.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Katherine as a passenger in Elena's body. Yes, there's a difference between Katherine posing as Elena and Katherine taking over Elena's body. Nina Dobrev is just that good. 

The Vampire Diaries GIF

"Cured" Katherine. Quickly aging human!Katherine is even snarkier than vampire!Katherine.

The Vampire Diaries GIF The Vampire Diaries GIF
via vd-gifs.tumblr.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Amara. After being forced to be the Anchor to the Other Side for 2000 years, Amara is woken up, bound, and dragged around, and then sees the love of her life killed in front of her. Talk about waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

The Vampire Diaries GIF
via mockingjaykatniss2.tumblr.com

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Silas. In case you need more proof of Nina’s acting skills, she also played Silas in season four. It was very brief but still memorable.

The Vampire Diaries GIF
via theo-james.tumblr.com

Bonus: Tatia from The Originals. Both Klaus and Elijah fell in love with Amara’s first doppelganger. What is it with Petrova girls and love triangles with brothers?

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The Vampire Diaries GIF
via f*ckyeahdamose.tumblr.com

Catch Nina's last TVD season on ETC. 

your REACTION
CUTE

0

HEART

0

OMG

0

YAY

0

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
Comments
About the author
Dyan Zarzuela
Council of Cool 9, Managing Editor, Columnist
Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Dyan

Create your content

Photo
Video
SoundCloud
Hi, you!
Title
Body Text
*1st 15 seconds will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
or
Upload Video
*For the direct video upload option, only the first 15 seconds of the video will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)

By submitting your post, you agree to Candymag's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thank you for submitting your post.
You will be notified via email once your entry has been approved by the Candy team.

Submitted posts will be subject to the approval of the Candy Team.

A few reminders:

  1. Candy Bulletin is an online platform where users can upload original work, personal passion projects, and other forms of self-expression, for the purpose of sharing with the community.
  2. You can upload photos of your curated OOTDs, 15-second videos, essays, poems, and more, as long as the submitted work is original, follows copyright laws, and free of any nudity, pornography, or profanity.
  3. You are encouraged to comment on one another's posts, as long as everyone remains respectful.
Submit Another Post View More Posts
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
Now, he's one of the most sought-after photographers in the local creative scene.
 
x
Share
Remember when she impersonated Frankie and 'the chicken McDo?'
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
It's a savory-sweet treat that might just be your new favorite.
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
your REACTION
Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!
/////////////////////////////
CONNECT WITH US