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11 Vampire Diaries Villains We've Loved to Hate

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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:

Katherine Pierce
We're back in time here with Katherine Pierce. Remember when she was the show's top villain?

And to see these baddies in action again, remember to watch The Vampire Diaries online, right here, right now.

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Best villain is the bad boy himself Damon


what happened to the original villain, Damon and dont forget Silas....


Mikael Mikaelson isn´t the father of Klaus.Klaus is Mikael's step-son.


Katherine and Klaus
Love to hate,hate to love.


this list misses Silas
the best is Klaus but we shouldn't forget that Damon himself start as the Villan


I did not love to hate, I just hated Esther, Shane/Silas and Enzo. Can't stand them!


One villain I'd hate to say but really should is Alarics' ulta-ego formed from the ring that resurrected him from death multiple times. He was so badass he had to die to save his family from himself! RIP Alaric!


I agree with Bara'a on her choices but wish one name was left off this list. Atticus Shane. His character was boring and I was super glad when he died. I also met the actor at the convention along with other TVD alumni. He was a jacka$$! Rude and full of himself. If he was Damon or Klaus I may have understood a teeny tiny little bit but wow. He's not even charming in any way. Basically what you saw on TVD was him. A jerk.

@ LoveVillains

I agree with you ,Atticus Shane wasn't villain at all he was just a crazy person. But I think Silas should be in this list (all those mind's control tricks)

@ Bara'a

Yes Silas! I liked him more than I thought I would. But then Paul Wesley being evil is always fun. Although not a villain, I loved Nina Dobrev's THIRD character of Silas's dead love. (forgot her name) That girl is crazy talented. I didn't like that Katherine jumped into Elena...but watching Kat fake Elena is hilarious.


Katherine Pierce from the females .
Klaus Mikaelson from the males .

@ Bara'a

AGREED! Best villains yet!