The Vampire Diaries Giveaway: Who is the Mystic Falls Murderer?

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On the weekend of April 14 and 15, cast members from The Vampire Diaries - led by Paul Wesley, Daniel Gillies and Michael Trevino - will meet and greet fans at a convention in Chicago.


Over the next few weeks, TV Fanatic will be giving away free pairs of tickets to a handful of readers for an event hosted by Creation Entertainment. It will include panel discussions, autograph sessions, trivia contests, photos opportunities and more. Visit the official site for more details.

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So let's get started, shall we?

This is the first of what will be many contests, each resulting in TWO free General Admission tickets to the aforementioned event (travel and accommodation expenses not included). We figured we'd have some fun with the Mystic Falls Murderer, so here's how you enter to win...

  1. Log-in for the site or register an account.
  2. Leave a comment below and tell us, in 100 words or fewer, who you think is responsible for the murders in Mystic Falls. Only registers users are eligible.
  3. That's it! We'll review the responses, choose the most creative/funniest/applicable entry and announce our first ticket recipient this Friday, March 2.

Good luck to all!

UPDATE: We have selected a winner!

While many readers explained their basis for choosing Meredith, Katherine or Jeremy, only "geronimo" went out on a hilarious limb and went with... Aunt Jenna! We're sure that is incorrect, but for making us laugh with the following response, this user has won two free tickets to the event. Stay tuned for more giveaways, as we have plenty more tickets to hand out!

It's pretty obviously the ghost of Aunt Jenna! Come on! She's super pissed for being killed off. First she went after Logan ScumFell's sister's exboyfriend (and the medical examiner who most likely declared her death an accident). Then she went for Bill Forbes. Why? He's not only a vampire-hater, but he also left Caroline's mom for a man. Mystic Falls women gotta stick together! There's no question why should we go for Alaric. Dude kissed another girl! In her house!

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I have a couple of theories. It's between Sage, Jeremy, and Matt for me. But somehow I feel the writers of the Vampire Diaries wouldn't introduce a random character to be the murderer. Knowing them, they'll play this out for a while and then BAM! You'll find out it's Jeremy or Matt, two unsuspectful characters who barely show themselves during the show. I believe that Jeremy could be upset with the fact he was sent away for the time being, or maybe something went wrong with the compelling when he left. Also, Matt could be upset about his friends being and danger, or maybe he's just going crazy. Those are my guesses!


I have a couple of theories who the murders are. I think it could be Meredith but she is compelled or sired to klaus. Also it could be that Meredith is covering up the murders for someone else. Another theory is that it isn't her at all and maybe it's a different magical creature like they talked about int the original vampire diaries books. Also it could be that it's the original that was on the mothers side and that he is still alive.


Well as many have said it would be easy to say Meredith is the murderer. Just look at how the last show ended. I on the other hand believe it is still Meredith. Because she is the doctor which means that she has the ability to cover up the victim’s information. Like she can lie about certain bone x-rays because it might reveal her identity. So how better to cover up the fact that she is taking blood from vampires and attempting to kill the secret council. No vampire bites for her victims just straight out of the wound also no one would expect her until the way the last episode ended because she is dating rick and she is a doctor which means she wouldn't want to hurt victims. There is a part of me wondering that it is someone else that hasn't been on vampire diaries yet and is someone we have heard of but not seen. Someone who is dangerous and a threat to all of Mystic Falls!!!


Well as many have said it would be easy to say Meredith is the murderer. Just look at how the last show ended. I on the other hand believe it is old Mama original herself, in need of blood but yet not wanting people to know that she enjoys it fresh. So how better to cover up the fact that she is taking blood from victims but to either kill them or compel them to forget. No vampire bites for her victims just straight out of the wound, probably in a crystal goblet.


The Mystic Falls Murderer? It would be simple to jump to conclusions and say it's Meredith. She entered the town around the same time that the murders started. But with a show like this, you must expect the unexpected. What's unexpected, you ask? Jeremy. Sure, he may have been compelled to leave and forget, but that wouldn't necessarily stop him from hunting vampires. Right after he left, the murders began and even if you lose your memories, your actions can remain the same. He wasted no time beheading that hybrid when we last saw him. He's my best guess.


We've seen vampires, werewolves, hybrids, ghosts, and witches. Who committed the Mystic Falls murders you ask? His name is Ernie, a crazed centaur, who suffers from alcoholism, and who also has a mildly disturbing obsession with Toddlers in Tiaras. After his girlfriend (Shawna, a fairy) cheated on him with a vampire, he is determined to get his revenge. Uncertain of the identity of his girlfriends' lover, he sets out to kill all vampires in Mystic Falls until he finds the vampire responsible for the downfall of his relationship. Ernie is, however, near-sighted, and will often accidentally mistakes humans for vampires.


I believe it is Vicky. I feel like the ghost story was introduced for a purpose, if Esther could control the ghosts while she was dead she should be able to use them to her advantage now she is alive and has more power. First, there weren't any fingerprints on the first weapon other than Elena’s; and a ghost doesn’t have any fingerprints. Second, none of the victims saw the killer and maybe it's because the killer is a ghost. You can't see or touch a ghost but if they hold a knife they can still kill you.


Sage? Stefan and Damon knew her back in 1912. Maybe she's coming back to Mystic Falls with a bang, trying to get Damon's attention. She killed Merideth's ex because he was emotionally/physically abusive to women. She killed Bill Forbes because he was a vampire hater who treated his own daughter like a lab rat and disowned her for being a vampire. And, attmpted to kill Alaric because he's Damon's only friend and it would spark Damon's interest to track down the killer.


Jeremy? We know he hasn't been using Vervain and can be compelled. We also know that he's been a little off the rails lately with the whole crossbow and cleaver thing. Maybe there's going to be a new big shot coming to Mystic Falls and he/she is using Jeremy to do his/her dirty work. It'd be a great way to bring Jeremy back into the mix.


I'm thinking that the killer is somehow connected to Alaric's past. It's almost like they are trying to frame Alaric (using his weapons) and most recently going after Alaric himself. Maybe someone who was in love with or connected to Isobel?

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