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He DOES have certain similarities with tv-show-Matt both in relationships and character though :)
Not having too much hope for it(knowing how tvd treats its female leads). Am way more excited about Ringer (SMG back on tv, yea baby)
It will either be:
A) Elena is finaly signifficant to the plot, actually display spersonality and gets character development.
B) Elena spends entire season 3 sitting and caring about Stefan while Damon is off trying to rescue him.
But you DO Realize that what you are saying bassically means that "Elena for all we care could have been a chair, a ring, an amulet or a statue and nothing would change".
See, thats the problem with Elena. She does not get personality or character development or awesome scenes or ANY chances to exhibit anything else but "i care a lot about you all".
I mean, her "want to be normal" speech in 2x20? Sure Nina acted the hell out of that scene, but I could care less. Why? For same reason I could care less about Matt's I wanna be normal speech - WE NEVER SAW THAT PART OF THEIR LIFE ENOUGH. Why does Elena want to be normal? What does she do? Is she still going to school or does she only show up at various themed dances and Alaric classes now? DOES she have any sort of personal life she wants to cling on to?As it stands now Elena's life consists of standing in boarding house and saying how she cares about everyone and how it all will be alright.
She HAS potential(as shown by roadtrips with Damon, both the carcrash one in s1 and university one in s2), but the show is hellbent on NOT giving her anything awesome, interesting or relevant to do and the show is also hellbent on NOT giving her scenes where she could show any aspect of personality that does not have anything to do with sitting and caring.
Katherine is more popular because she displays a VERY wide spectre of emotions. She is no buffy summers, but she certainly displays a very wide range of different opinions, intents, goals, likes, etc. And even then writers seem to be intent on sidelining her to the usual "she betrays everyone"(example: entire Know Thy Enemy episode) mode instead of giving her character interactions.
Xander is closer to the book Matt(who had a bigger role than tv-show-jerk-matt and would actually be around and help). Well, the similarities will grow the further one gets into btvs.
Master was king of vampires.. For all we know he might have been the king of all vampires or he might not have been. Its kind of hard to say since vampires are not exactly big on cooperation and the groups usually are led by the oldest(or strongest). By the start of first season, however, only one measly religious sect follows him and it is implied that he has lost pretty much entirety of his followers long time ago.
However, yes, Master IS the "oldest vampire ever recorded in history". Was he the first vampire to be created? No one will know as every vampire just loves to brag about being oldest. For all we know the oldest ever has been long time dead.
And yes BTVS does have concept of vampire Originals, but thats all that I can say without actually spoiling the big reveals :)
Well, not according to J.Plec. According to her, the kiss was not only for Damon, but for Elena herself and Elena herself does not understand why she did that or what she feels and thats one of major points of season 3.
The way I see it, it was the moment where Elena allowed her mind to even considering possibility that she might be feeling something else for Damon and that split second moment of actually seeing Damon as a person, as a man, was enough to spring up some sort of actual feelings in the future for him(similar to how Spike/Buffy started)
Partially yes. The word has roots in both romania and ancient rome and greece. The word actually is NOT known on where it started appearing, except that it was a general term transyvlanian people would use to describe the "night walkers" more commonly known as vampires. Term is used by B.Stoker multiple times in his novel.
The roots of the word are very...very strange, on other hand. The theories of its roots range from it being a derivative of greek word "nosophoros"(disease-bearer) or roman words like nesuferitul or necuratul. However there is no known source of that word nor how it actually started to be used in printed press nor on if it even existed at all.
However yes, its the word used in the movie of the same name to describe Count Orlok due to copyright reasons.
And Master was a direct homage to Count Orlok, both in the way he looked or talked or acted. Even the way he dies is a bit similar to the Nosferatu movie(in both cases him drinking from the main heroine indirectly leads to his death by outside factors)
Buffy glossed over her problems. She still has those problems. Everyone still has issues with her. Its just that she sort of "loosened up" due to venting out all that rage and helplessness and others decided to cut her some slack once they finaly got what was going on. She is still a lot more cynnical and way more darker than in the first season and the overall "discomfort" and awkwardness between them all still builds up. (thats why I said that problems are never solved with a few minutes of talk). The fact that you can't just "mend" things by doing a simple talk is sort of ongoing theme here.
As for the way of revival. Notice that Giles said that "that ritual was never ever successful before". For all we know that ritual would have failed this time too.
Master was...one of oldest vampires. It was implied that he had quite a huge follow up in the old times(think few thousand years ago), but in the end only a small sect was left to follow him and he sort of built up a religion around himself. However Originals are still older than him and there are some vampires as old, if not older. And Master is obviously based after Nosferatu. But even though not the oldest, Master was a whole lot more powerful than usual vampires. It is implied time and time again that Buffy got VERY lucky in s1 finale.
"ripped off" is too strong of a wor.d
BtVS was partially inspired by TVD books(so the whole love triangle developments or Xander=Matt, Giles=Alaric and so on is to be expected). However from now on there will be certain scenes that were 1:1 copied/paid-tribute-to in TVD. There's even a certain episode in season3 of btvs that has been entirelly copied into TVD.
What I loved about Buffy's first "death",when compared to Elena's "first death" was that Buffy's one will have a pretty strong impact in the long-term. Everything here has long-term impact. Problems do not get solved with one simple talk. And death is not something that can be taken very easily in this show. There's no "revive"spells and reviving the dead without turning it into some gruesome thing is pretty much impossible. Even the "short" death Buffy had will have some long-term consequences to both her character and the storyline of the show.
IMO, season 2 is still the saddest season for me. Its the season where show starts to mature, plotlines start to connect, a lot of cheesier stuff gets dropped and the show starts to slowly get a bit more depressing with each episode(which lasts till the very end of the show) It is also a lot more focused on every character, instead of just focusing on Buffy. Everyone has certain plotlines with various huge surprises and those plotlines slowly connect. Everyone has secrets. Its where, the show, frankly got very cruel to the characters. While first season is pretty tame of "what the hell" moments, season 2 contains quite a few fast-paced episodes with at least a dozen of "what the hell just happened"moments and multiple signifficant events and revelations happening per episode(something that TVD is trying to imitate, but the problem is that tvd can't find the time to actually slow down a bit from time to time to develop characters)
Its also pretty much the season which starts the tendencies and certain "laws" that govern the show:If viewers absolutely love the character, the character is pretty much doomed to die horrible and gruesome and sudden death. conflicts, problems, etc, might seem like they are getting solved by simple few minutes of talking, but they are not. They build up. being happy almost always results in some huge tragedy. birthdays=tragedies, holidays=horrible_panic_significant_events_and_tragedies. main characters are destined to suffer. a lot.
1. Quoting Spike: Love is not brains, people. Love is blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. . Logic does not matter here. They might fight, they might hate each other, they might feel guilt, but they will always end up toether.
2. Damon keeps saying he wants to kill stefan. never gonna happen. He also keeps saying he is eeeviiiil. Not true. Elena saying she is not like katherine is her own opinion. She is more like her than she would ever want to admit. Hence why these two hate each other - they see the sides each other denies in each other, Elena in Katherine and Katherine in Elena.
3. Stefan and Elena is a stale relationship. When one is too busy agreeing with everything the other is saying, there's no communication nor development. Elena and Damon challenge each other, reveal each other's hidden sides. They force each other to change, to be better for the sake of each other. They both save and redeem each other. That IS what term soul-mate is about.
4. I am sorry to say but then you have missed the entire point of entire finale. It was his mind and soul finaly accepting the fact that he kept chasing after the woman who was not worth it and was only using him, him his entire life. He kept making wrong decisions in sake of her and Damon finaly realized and accepted the fact that it is HIM and only HIM to be blamed for all of that and not stefan. Stefan did force-feed Damon in ahuge dick-move, but he did not force all those wrong decisions that Led damon where he is. And in the end, the only good thing to ever come out of the misery, loss and wrong decisions is that all of them led eventually him there, to his true love, to Elena. Damon became at peace with himself, accepted the fact that it was his own fault that everything turned out the way he did and he no longer is choosing the past, Katherine. He is now looking towards the future and present, Elena.
5.Any actual facts to back that up? Damon and Elena are "twin flames", two parts of the whole that can't be separated, so similar yet opposite, just like two sides of the heart.
6. Or Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Or Gone with the Wind. Or dozens of other stories with the focus of Girl getting over her crush and developing true love towards the persons she did not "notice" before.
7. As there are thousands of reasons of why she should be with Damon :)