Welcome back to Humor Nation. The Vampire Diaries ran for 8 seasons during which it aired 171 episodes in a period which is nearly a decade. The show took us on an amazing journey with some brilliant characters that had undergone tremendous transformation during the course of the show. While the main protagonists of the show were the Salvatores and Elena, but the series also provided a room to the other characters who grew drastically in the process. Even though not every character received the same spotlight and were involved in captivating storylines, but some of them still managed to attract the eyeballs. The final season wrapped up all the storylines. While some characters experienced happy endings, some met a tragic fate. The best way to compare the transformation and appearance of a character is to compare the first and final season of the Vampire Diaries.
So Take A Look At THEN & NOW: The Cast Of Vampire Diaries Throughout The Years
After he came across Elena, the doppelganger of his love Katherine. Stefan decided to stay in Mystic Falls for a while, but little did he know that it would start a grand adventure. From a love triangle to a savage Ripper, we have seen Stefan Salvatore lose and find himself again in the eight seasons. While many fans criticize the finale episode storyline which involved him sacrificing and leaving behind Caroline, but the move was true to his character, and he redeemed all the wrong he did in his lifetime by dying for others.
Right from his very first scene, the fans knew that this character is something special. His devious smile and dangerous charm managed to attract Elena who was already seeing Stefan. Damon has one of the best transformations on the show. From being one of the hated characters to becoming a selfless hero in the final episode. The writers surely did justice to his story arc.
Elena Gilbert is a character who experienced great amount of loss. From losing her parents in an accident to witnessing her beloved aunt Jenna get killed right in front of her eyes, she never had it easy. Then experiencing heartbreak when she lost Damon, she had to erase her memories of him to stay alive. In Season 6 finale, she was put into a magical coma where saving her would mean costing the life of her best friend Bonnie. But despite all adversities, she always remained positive. The finale episode gave her a happy ending where we learn that Elena lived a happy and long life with Damon.