It started with Katherine... it's led up to Enzo... and it will soon include a Traveler named Markos.
Yes, from The Vampire Diaries Season 1 through The Vampire Diaries Season 5, viewers have been inundated with villains that include shady professors, vengeful witches and angry mothers.
Who stands out as the meanest? The craziest? The most entertaining? Who landed his own spinoff?
Okay, we know the answer to that final question. But relive years' worth of awesome TVD antagonists now and decide on your favorite:
1. Katherine Pierce
We're back in time here with Katherine Pierce. Remember when she was the show's top villain?
2. Isobel Flemming
Isobel Flemming played a key, villainous role on Season 1 of The Vampire Diaries. She was Elena's biological mother and Alaric's wife.
3. Klaus Mikaelson
He's gone through quite the evolution over the years. But Klaus started out as the baddest of them all.
4. Mikael Mikaelson
Mikael Mikaelson is the father of Klaus, Elijah, Kol and Rebekah. He's the one man who Klaus fears.
6. Atticus Shane
Atticus Shane gave all college professors a bad name. He was a bit too focused on resurrecting his ex-wife.
7. Connor Jordan
Connor Jordan was vampire hunter. He had his sights set on some of our favorite characters.
10. Dr. Wes Maxfield
Dr. Wes Maxfield has a plan for all vampires: he wants to make them feed on their own. YIKES!
And to see these baddies in action again, remember to watch The Vampire Diaries online, right here, right now.