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The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Poster: Rippling and Roaring

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The CW has released the first official poster for The Vampire Diaries Season 5 and, simply put, it's totally awesome.

The image, first posted by TV Guide, depicts both Elena and Katherine. It also gives us a look at a muscle-bound Paul Wesley as Silas, with what we can only presume is an image of Stefan reflected in the water.

There's Ian Somerhalder in a mostly transparent top... a returning Tyler standing near Caroline... Bonnie in the background with Jeremy kneeling in front of his ghostly girlfriend … and Matt, half shirtless, seemingly caught between two worlds.

Stare for as long as you'd like and prepare for The Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere on October 3.

Vampire Diaries Season 5 Poster

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i really can't wait...............oct3 countdown loading.......................

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I love it. Looks fantastic. Although Elena's outfit puzzles me a bit.

Fortyseven

Atrocious.

Redoktober

.........I SEE DEAD PEOPLE! Seriously though, its not as bad as last years poster.

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Actually, Matt died last season. Damon snapped his neck to get Elena to turn her humanity back on, BUT he had Jeremy's ring on so he came back to life.

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Poor Matt, he's the only one who hasn't died...

Spindae-2o

The poster looks more than great. It is over the top. My sudden guess with all this big story upcoming for Matt could he be a Salvatore bastard? Melinda Clark played a pretty "slutty" mom. he is blond and the salvatore line is a witch line as well so he could have that power within himself. He could save Bonnie. . .