-Elijah Mikaelson is the brother of Klaus. A part of a family of vampire/werewolf hybrids banished from New Orleans a century ago.
Elijah: [to Sabine] You ever experienced something so profoundly wonderful that when it was taken from you your life felt unbearable?
Sabine: Yes, I have felt that. And I have the scars to prove it.
Elijah: I believe that when you love someone and that person loves you in return you're uniquely vulnerable. They have a power to hurt you that's like nothing else.
Davina: You don't look well.
Elijah: Well, only this morning I had a mystical dagger embedded in my chest so I'd say I'm holding myself together quite well.
They say the passage of time will heal all wounds, but the greater the loss, the deeper the cut and the more difficult the process to become whole again. The pain may fade, but scars serve as a reminder of our suffering and make the bearer all the more resolved never to be wounded again. So as time moves along we get lost in distractions, act out in frustration, react with aggression, give in to anger, and all the while we plot and plan as we wait to grow stronger, and before we know it, the time passes. We are healed. Ready to begin anew.Klaus
[to Marcel] Family are not just people who coddle you, who grant you your every whim. They are people who fight for you, who you fight for.Klaus