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The Vampire Diaries Comic-Con Panel: New Vampires, Witches & Season 4 Tensions!

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So, yeah. Elena's a vampire now. Maybe you heard.

Were it not for that massive alteration to the fabric of the show, it would've been status quo at Comic-Con Saturday when the cast of The Vampire Diaries sat down for a panel discussion of Season 4.

What did TV Fanatic find out? Let's break it down!

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The new Elena: No one could sum up the vampire Elena - and the shift in dynamics her transformation will entail for the brothers who pine for her so passionately - better than Ian Somerhalder.

“Elena was a badass girl, and now she’s a badass vampire girl and can take care of herself,” he said. “It’s going to add a really interesting dynamic between [Stefan, Damon and Elena]."

"I think they’ll learn a lot together in a really short amount of time.”

Nina Dobrev herself said, “How do you make Elena, the vampire, different from her [human] self? It’s going to be difficult ... I think it’s going to [depend on] her experiences. Everything’s going to be heightened."

"She’s constantly going to be struggling with what she is.”

Damon's not struggling with what he is. “At this point, he’s tried,” Somerhalder said. “He tried to be someone people wanted him to be, but he’s not." In Damon's view, he's thinking "I did everything you wanted me to do, and it didn’t work, and if you don’t like it, you can go bleep yourself.”

Production is underway: About a week ago, The Vampire Diaries Season 4 began filming, and we saw a few quick teases, both of which involve Somerhalder's beloved character:

  1. Damon is slamming poor Matty up against a wall... angry for many possible reasons.
  2. Damon telling Stefan, “Now the world has one more quarterback. Bravo, brother.”

UPDATE: Watch The Vampire Diaries Season 4 trailer now!

Every witch way: Season 4 will delve into who taught Original witch Esther what she knows.

The doctor will see you: Torrey DeVitto’s Meredith Fell will be back at some point this fall.

New twists and turns. “Everything just feels so fresh; it feels new,” shot-caller Julie Plec said. “It feels familiar in all the right ways, and it feels different, too. It’s a lot of deep, emotional and twisted stuff.”

MIA doppelgangers. Don't expect Kat to surface anytime soon. She “will not show her little face until Klaus is no longer a threat,” according to Plec, and we know he still is ... albeit in Michael Trevino's body.

RIP Alaric. Matt Davis is gone, but at least on TVD no one is ever really gone, and with him on a new CW show in Cult, “He definitely, contractually, has permission to appear,” Plec said.

“We certainly don’t like living in a world without Matt Davis in our family. It’s possible [he'll return], and something we would all like to see.” We all would indeed, Julie. We all would indeed.

For much more from the show and this weekend's festivities, check back with TV Fanatic early next week for exclusive video interviews with The Vampire Diaries cast from Comic-Con!

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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Aquariuz

More Original stuffs, oh man, I'm seriously considering dropping TVD. I think it got screwed up so badly by Julie Plec fan-girling over Klaus. Season 3 is the worst.
Tyler and Caroline need to do a spin-off, in which they marry, had beautiful hybrid babies and live happily ever after, I'd rather watch that!

Ilkvomit

This years panel sucked .... Nothing was hyped and it all fell flat on its face.No teases worthwhile at all.Such a bummer. And please !! Elena a badass ?? Hahaha David Hasslehoff is more badass,and thats sayin something.

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Elena has done certain things in the past that have raised MY eyebrows at least; from her daggering Elijah and fighting Rose (seeing her dig her nails into Rose's wound was badass-esque) & that werewolf Brady(?) in season 2 to her minor bouts in season 3. Shes willing to go to certain extents for her survival & those she cares about...stupid decisions & mistakes aside, she may not be a BADASS, but shes got something going on. #TVDS4 !!!

Kitanishi h mcdonald

LOLOLOL! What????!!! Please, I beg you! Name those episodes where she was a badass...srsly, Ian, think before you say things like that...
Agreed, lol, sometimes I wonder on if the writing and acting staff are watching an entirely different show than we do. There's nothing "badass" or "interesting" or "relatable" or "human" about Elena. She is just another bella swan, a horribly bland mary sue with no character development.

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Should be interesting since the brothers won't have to focus so much attention on saving and protecting Elena. I don't see yet how Elena will be different from Kat unless she is a super sensitive I want to help everybody vampire. I guess they will also be attempting to reverse the supernatural status with the spell . Damon reverting back to his old ways is no surprise but deep down he cares. I m hoping Stefan will lighten up a bit after the initial shock and have some fun. However we all know fun light moments don't last long on TVD.

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I can't freaking w8...i need my TVD back!

Amie

P.S. How lazy are they that they just added Tyler and Matt into a poster that was originally for s3...Please, don't follow in Gossip Girl's steps with its promos.

Amie

Damon is slamming poor Matty up against a wall... angry for many possible reasons.
Damon telling Stefan, “Now the world has one more quarterback. Bravo, brother.�
Oh great, so another season of Damon throwing 17yearold tantrums...great character "development"...

Amie

“Elena was a badass girl, and now she’s a badass vampire girl and can take care of herself,� he said. “It’s going to add a really interesting dynamic between [Stefan, Damon and Elena]." LOLOLOL! What????!!! Please, I beg you! Name those episodes where she was a badass...srsly, Ian, think before you say things like that...

Danielle50

Elena was never badass and Bonnie is going to pull a Katherine move.

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

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.