Welcome back to Humor Nation. The Originals are the progenitors of the vampire race, they are extremely powerful beings who have been created using magic. They are the oldest, strongest, and fastest vampires in the TVD Universe. They became vampires through a magical spell that the witch Esther used on her children and husband. The Originals are virtually unkillable with the exception of only a few things that could kill them especially the White Oak Stake, or the bite of an upgraded Original Vampire. They made their debut on the Vampire Diaries, but their popularity spawned a spin-off series called ‘The Originals’.
So Take A Look At 7 Unknown And Interesting Facts About The Originals That Fans Might Not Know
7. THEY ARE THE OLD ONES
We know them as the Originals, but did you know that they are known as ‘The Old Ones’ in the Vampire Diaries novels. All the vampire species came from them, they are the progenitors. However, their origin story is far different from what we saw on TVD. They have existed long before the pyramids came into existence. Their origin remains a mystery and even the old ones cannot remember how they came to be. Klaus in the novels revealed that his first memory was of the Bronze age time. The reference to the old ones have been made twice, Hayley called Klaus the old one when she met him. And in the pilot episode of the Originals, Davina referred to the Mikaelson Family as the Old Ones.
6. MIKAEL IS THE STRONGEST ORIGINAL
Mikael is the strongest Original Vampire. Many of you would say that Klaus is stronger due to his hybrid nature, but one must understand how Vampirism works. It enhances one’s natural abilities. So Mikael was a Viking warrior of great valor. He was strong and pretty intimidating, the patriarch of the Original family, his children feared him. So when Esther turned him into an Original, he got all the supernatural benefits of being a vampire and powerful Viking warrior was accentuated. So despite Klaus becoming a hybrid, deep down he was the same child who was afraid of his father. It’s the skills of Mikael as a warrior which were supplemented with the Supernatural vampirism that makes him the most intimidating and powerful Original.
5. THE TYPES OF ORIGINALS
The term Original Vampire have been expanded to include the Enhanced Original and the Upgraded Original Vampire. Alaric Saltzman became the Enhanced Original when Esther used the immortality spell on him, but she made one major change of linking his life to the Petrova Doppelganger Elena whereas Originals’ immortality was due to the White Oak Tree. He couldn’t be killed using the White Oak Stake and neither could White Oak Ash Daggers could neutralize him. The only way he could die was if Elena died. All this made him superior to an Original. Then came the Upgraded Original Vampire who were born after taking a serum that reverse engineered the Immortality Spell. They are the most powerful species of the vampires, their bite secrets an advanced werewolf venom that could kill an Original.