Welcome back to Humor Nation. Vampire Diaries indeed became immensely popular with younger audiences, especially teenagers. The show has all the ingredients that could appeal to the young demographics such as relationships, love stories, and drama. Although the leading characters of the TVD also started off as normal everyday teenagers, their lives take a crazy turn, and the events that follow them are something that definitely wouldn’t happen in the life of an ordinary teenager ever. Maybe in the first watch of the Vampire Diaries, it seemed like a standard fantasy show, but after re-watching it a couple of times, you’ll realize numerous things you weren’t observant about in the first watch. The show has plenty of darker stuff that can be noticed through the eyes of the adults.
So Take A Look At 5 Things Only Adults Can Realize In The Vampire Diaries
5. MENTAL ILLNESS
If you look at the characters of the Vampire Diaries, at first it looked like they were normal and healthy functioning humans. But a deep investigation into these characters reveals their psychological makeup. Obviously, we are not professional psychiatrists so our opinions are at best speculation. One could agree or disagree with the diagnoses made. Let’s start with Elena Gilbert who suffers from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Her PTSD comes from various traumatic experiences she has been through. From losing her parents, aunt, and brother, to losing her own life.
Stefan Salvatore has a substance problem which is the main reason he tries staying off of human blood or he gives into the Ripper Tendencies. Once he became a Ripper, he goes a full psychopath without any remorse. Due to his time locked away in the safe, he also suffers from memory loss and PTSD. His brother Damon Salvatore also has repressed trauma and he suffers from narcissistic disorder in order to compensate for his feelings of inferiority and devoid of love. Both Jeremy and Tyler displayed issues related to anger and were shown to be impulsive. Katherine Pierce also suffers from PTSD while also having sociopathic and narcissistic tendencies. Rebekah Mikaelson probably has BPD while Klaus is a classic case of narcissistic and sociopath who has a superiority complex while he has deep insecurities which give birth to his anger. Alaric also has substance problems and depression. He displayed signs of self-loathing and often places himself in situations hoping he would get done with it finally.
4. AGE GAP
While the Salvatore brothers are all charming and every girl who watched the Vampire Diaries wishes to find a man like Stefan or Damon. Even the Mikaelsons; Elijah, Kol, and Klaus are all charming and perfect, with mesmerizing personalities. Fans adore them and many fantasize about dating such fictional characters. All that is good, but if you really take a look at the relationships in the TVD Universe, you would find them to be pretty awkward. You have centuries-old vampires who enter into a relationship with girls who are teenagers basically. We also cannot overlook these vampires using their powers such as the compulsion to their advantage such as when Damon erased Elene’a memories and even compelled her to kiss him. Both Stefan and Damon went after Elena who is the exact doppelganger of the woman who betrayed them both. At times, they didn’t back off when they needed to, and ended up placing Elena’s life in danger.