Welcome back to Humor Nation. For centuries, people thought of him as some urban legend, the monster who lurks in the shadows. The tormentor who rejoices in causing suffering. The monster you dare not cross, the stuff of the nightmares. But when Klaus Mikaelson finally showed up in Mystic Falls, it only resulted in chaos and destruction. Served as the main antagonist of Season 2 of the Vampire Diaries, the Original Hybrid proved to be too much for the Mystic Falls Gang. He crossed all limits to attain his goals and he didn’t care who ends up getting hurt in the process.
But despite all his antagonistic tendencies, despite Klaus harming the fan favorites, he grew on the fans. Klaus Mikaelson was a breathe of fresh air on the show. His appeal could be understood from the very fact that despite appearing in limited scenes, he was more popular than the Salvatores in Season 2 & 3.
So Take A Look At 5 Important Facts About Klaus Mikaelson From Vampire Diaries
5. ELIJAH EXISTS DUE TO KLAUS
Klaus Mikaelson is a major highlight of Season 2 which also featured the debut of Katherine Pierce, introduction to the Originals, the Hybrid Curse, and lot more. While Elijah Mikaelson is the first Original Vampire to show up on the Vampire Diaries. He was followed by his half-brother Klaus, but there’s a reason why there was a delay in the introduction of the character of Klaus. Originally, the hybrid was meant to appear earlier in Season 2. The main reason behind the delay is because the studio hadn’t cast the actor for the role of Klaus. Therefore the show runners created a new character of Elijah to progress the story until they have found the right actor for the role of Klaus. The character of Elijah Mikaelson doesn’t exist in the novel books.
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4. HE WAS NOT MEANT TO LAST LONG
There would be no Originals without Klaus Mikaelson. Argubaly the most popular member of the Mikaelson Family. But you’d be shocked to know that the character was supposed to meet his demise in Season 3. TVD Season 3 featured the extensive Mikaelson Family including the witch Esther who served as the primary antagonist of the season. She turned Alaric into an Enhanced Original whose sole mission was to hunt down Klaus. Alaric ends up killing Klaus while Rebekah is left devastated. But we learn that Bonnie transferred the soul and essence of Klaus into Tyler Lockwood.
The Original plan was to say goodbye to the character of Klaus in Season 3. Julie Plec revealed that the idea was to kill Klaus as he’s the big bad villain and our heroes prevail in the end. But the performance and charisma of Joseph Morgan convinced Plec and other show runners to keep the character around.