Damon Salvatore

Here there be spoilers…

Now, I will be the first to admit that I do not much admire The Vampire Diaries. I have my reasons, first and foremost amongst them being the contrived manner in which characters that should have been long dead already are written back into the story because of the script-writers’ (and possible author’s) inability to create a newer kind of terror.

That said, Damon Salvatore has to be one of the most appealing not-so-bad bad boys in vampire history.

 

Let us see – When first we met Damon (in the televised series, that is) he was a wicked antagonist, settling himself into Mystic Falls with the pure purpose to make his brother’s straight-laced life a misery, while simultaneously marking the territory as his own. However, already at this point we saw a softer side to the more attractive of the Salvatore brothers. His long lost love, Katherine, still lay claim to his heart and she was the ultimate prize in his race to win over Mystic Falls. Somehow he ensconced himself in the very centre of vampire hunting itself, the council of founding families: hell-bent on keeping their home town safe from vampirism at all costs. Of course, he managed all this through sheer manipulation and charm enough to make any girl gag. Instead we swooned for him.

In comparison with his brother, Damon is suave, debonair and bound to surprise and horrify the viewer with his unpredictable reactions and (what some might call) nihilistic decision making skills.

Through all this, Damon holds a candle for his brother’s love, Elena, who looks surprisingly like his long-lost Katherine, even though she behaves nothing like her doppelgänger. This is where I have difficulty fuelling the flames of my devotion for this character. He claims to be in love with Katherine (even though the woman is a flaming psycho bitch), but also to have an undying love for Elena…… Okay fine, blame it on teenage infatuation… And maye the fact that Nina Dobrev is superbly lovely to look at. Regardless, the story fails to entice me, but Damon somehow keeps me watching.

And I must say… After the last episode I was made privy to of season three (it may or may not be the season finale, can’t say I’m sure), my little fan-girl heart is breaking for  Damon. If you believe someone may die… That this is the last time you will ever speak with them… Get to express how dear they are to you… Don’t you lie and SAY YOU LOVE THEM?! Elena – You selfish cow…

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8 Comments

  • Reply karen gill August 27, 2012 at 1:40 am

    ian i cant stop thinking about you too as much as the show stop i kept all two videos but if their are more bring them on seeing you bring my heart a fluttering my karen is short for kathrine so you have a heart for me you can keep it for we are so much alike i love your eyes your style your swava of things that come from you my loving damon so remember as a vampire you ask am i permiddedn ni the answer is yes and all of me can be yours of you let it nick says hi
    xoxoxooooxoxoxoxoxoxokaren

  • Reply sabera November 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

    awesum damon.

  • Reply aya November 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    ILike It

  • Reply rihanah January 2, 2013 at 10:25 am

    he is such a beautiful sexy man…I do love him!!!

  • Reply Jula April 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Beauty holds great power and sway over the masses. 😉

  • Reply Sara Oulicky March 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I have to say Elena isn’t that bad seeing as she loves Stefan like no other. But Damon also deserves to have at least a little love in his life because Katherine is a whorevwhobonlybthinks for her self

    • Reply Carmen Dominique November 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

      *chuckles*

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