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The Vampire Diaries Round Table: Who is Your Favorite Original?

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Elijah, Klaus, Rebekah. Klaus, Rebekah, Elijah. Rebekah, Elijah, Klaus.

No matter how you rank them, each of the Original family members on The Vampire Diaries brings something absolutely frickin awesome to the table. There's no debating that the additions of Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt have provided a major jolt to the series.

But there is debating which of these Originals is the best. Or, at least, there's about to be. Various members of the TV Fanatic staff have gathered to argue this exact question - WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ORIGINAL? - before turning it over to our readers for their take...

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Carissa Pavlica: I was really fond of the original Original, Elijah. There was something about him that seemed like a gentler version of those who have come after. He's been gone for a while and I may need to reassess as he comes back into the picture, but I'm sticking with him.

Eric Hochberger: As the resident sleaze I know I'm supposed to go with Rebekah, but I still have to pick Klaus. Every show needs a good villain. Even if that villain is stealing my Caroline.

Carla Day: Elijah ... Klaus ... Elijah ... Klaus ... I can't decide. I like them both, but for different reasons. I miss Elijah and I'm glad he's finally back, so that may skew it in his favor. But Klaus is so deliciously bad. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with Caroline. I'm going to sit back and spend hours pondering this very important decision.

Leigh Raines: Klaus. It's so rare to create a villain you and hate and root for at the same time. Plus, you know, his sexiness and accent don't hurt.

Miranda Wicker: I didn't know I missed Elijah until he showed up on my screen, so I'm going with Elijah. Rebekah and Klaus are too whiny for my tastes in villains. Elijah is unpredictable and smooth, which makes him just the right amount of scary. (And dude can ROCK a suit and tie. Swoon!)

Steve Marsi: Somebody's gotta give Rebekah some love, so I'll channel my inner Eric and choose her. Reason being: Have we seen Elijah and/or Klaus stretch like that? Didn't think so.

Matt Richenthal: I got your back, Steve, by wishing I had Rebekah's front... if you know what I mean! She's really cute, that's all. And Holt's reaction to learning the truth about her brother on "Ordinary People" was maybe my favorite acting moment of the season.

Dan Forcella: Klaus. The dude exudes more swag with one glare than Elijah could ever dream of.

Christina Tran: Elijah is awesome! That is all.

Your turn, readers. Who is your favorite Original?

 

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Definitely Elijah. He is so unpredictable. Basically it's impossible to guess his next moves.

Demididi

BUT I LOVE AND ELIJAH.

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No contest.Elijah. He is the only vampire, whether we are talking VD or twilight who has the stature and force of a True Original. Joseph Morgan is badass but somehow needs to "play bigger". He needs more complexity to interest me. Claire Holt is great as a spoilt rich brat with a bit of heart, but listen baby, we are talking originals, she seems to be a normal kid born with a silver spoon in her mouth.

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In terms of being a pure Badass Elijah kills klaus.I posted somewhere that we have yet to see any true moments/scenes were you sit back and go "Wow,holy shit" with anything related to Klaus.In this viewers eyes, the scene from season 2 involving Elijah (with moonstone) coming to Damons aid and annihilating werewolf jules wolfpack in mere seconds has yet to be topped.The man is awesome and is the shows best Vampire.

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Elijah,,,he's cool,an collected,,bt,u gotta love Klaus and his evil ways,,,they are both great additions to TVD,,,

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klaus hands down klaus

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Elijah's - slick dick image tarnised by a wishy washy morals an obsession for high school principal suits and a 1990's boyband hair parting Rebecca'- a thousand years old wannabe cheer leader need I say more Klaus - like all true villans harbors serious childhood issues looks very non-threatening and vulnerable but reaedy to squat all those who stand in his way like flies including mommy and daddy...true badass!

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Yeah, at first i liked Klaus but now he's just to soft for me to be this Terrifying Villian. I mean Mikael was SCARY. Klaus is just ok. And now he's falling in love with Caroline i mean how is that suppose to make me shake with fear....IT DOESN"T. Rebekah cries to much. So ELIjah wins my Vote all the way. He's sssooo UNPREDICTABLE and i ♥ it. Team Elijah!!!!

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i like both Klaus and Elijah.
Elijah is so smooth and scary in a low-key kind of way, plus he has this way about him, and his Katerina backstory in the 'Klaus' episode made me love him even more.
And Klaus, oh Klaus, I've always loved you.

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Klalijahkah. It would be so interesting to see the three of them reunited.

Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

I wanna say thank you for giving me everything I always wanted. A love to consume me, and passion, and adventure. There's nothing more I could ever want than for it to last forever, but it can't. This is the last time I'm gonna see you. This is goodbye, Damon.

Elena [to Damon]
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