All the three characters; Stefan, Elena, and Damon share numerous similarities.
- All the three characters have been Vampires and became humans again after taking the cure.
- All the three characters have been also been Ghosts and they have been to the Other Side. Elena and Damon turned into Ghosts after dying to an explosion in order to take down Travelers whereas Stefan became a ghost after dying at the hands of Julian. All the three people have also been resurrected.
- All the three characters have been to the Other Side.
- All the three characters have found peace and were reunited with their loved ones.
- All the three characters have kissed an Original Vampire. Damon and Stefan has kissed Rebekah whereas Elijah kissed Elena.
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2. WAR OF THE SHIPS
This love triangle has created perhaps the most popular and most heated shipping war in the fandom history. The ship name of Stefan/Elena is known as Stelena whereas ship name of Damon/Elena is Delena. The fans are divided between these two ships. Every fan has reasons as to why their favorite ship is the OTP. Not just fans, but celebrities including the cast members have taken sides. Both the ships have also won numerous awards for best on-screen relationship, best ship, best kiss, best romantic moment, and lot others. Which TEAM do you support? STELENA or DELENA?
1. WHAT IF?
Right from the very moment Elena saw Damon, she had mixed feelings towards Damon. While everyone labelled him as the big bad guy, Elena saw a redemption in him. As the show progressed, her feelings for Damon also started changing. In Season 2, when Damon was bitten by a werewolf, Elena comforted him. They also shared a kiss which when Stefan came to know, he punched Damon. Throughout Season 3, she struggled with her feelings and couldn’t make up her mind as to which brother to choose. In Season 3 finale, she chose Stefan before she met an accident and drowned. But after transforming into a vampire, she grew closer to Damon and finally chooses him. Elena stayed with Damon until she was placed into the magical coma. It was later revealed that the showrunners had planned to bring the love triangle storyline into play, but Nina Dobrev’s departure forced them to alter the plans, and Elena’s fate was sealed with Damon.