Welcome to Humor Nation. Damon Salvatore is one of the best characters of The Vampire Diaries. He started off as an antagonist in the first season of the show, but slowly became a fan favorite. He was actually a 178 years old vampire but became a human when Stefan injected him with the cure. Born on June 18, 1839, to Giuseppe and Lillian Salvatore and turned into a vampire in 1864.
The character of Damon Salvatore is played by the handsome Ian Somerhalder. He turns into a hero after falling in love with Elena. It was Katherine Pierce who turned him into a vampire and it was his brother who made his transformation complete after convincing him to drink blood. This made him take a vow to make Stefan’s life sorrowful. This even caused a rift between the two brothers which lasted for a century. Both the brothers are involved in a love triangle with Elena, but Elena chooses to be with Damon.
An interesting fact is that Somerhalder who played the character of Damon had not read the TVD books until the filming of the TV series began. He is a charming and snarky person who enjoys tricking humans. Damon takes pleasure in feeding on humans and then killing them. It was when he comes in contact with Elena Gilbert when he spends time with her, he becomes more empathetic and ends up falling in love with her. He loves her to the extent that he would place Elena’s safety before anyone else.