Invested In Your Future Forum Posts
So now we have Stefan going all Angelus and joining Klaus for time being and Elena was pretty much useless and unimportant through season 2, so what could be her plotline for season3?(plotline as in apart from usual steffie/damon/elena angst) What could be her role?
On one hand we still have the bracelet John gave her left unexplained. With how everything is in Mystic Falls and how jewerly is in this show, it would be pretty stupid to even think that the bracelet is just a chunk of simple metal. What could be the purpose of it? WE know that Gilberts KNEW about vampires as they used to tell the stories to Jenna about them and we don't really know how much they knew. Could there be some things left unknown about her foster parents?
Then we have the necklace of Isobel Elena has. J.Plec implied that if EVER Elena is turned, "it would only make sense to respell the same necklace for her". So far its just a memento, but I simply can't see them keeping Elena human for a third season in row, especially if they want to bring in some of the book plots.
Then we have the whole doppelganger thing. K.Williamson did say in interviews that we will learn more about it in latter seasons after season 2 and that there are things left unsaid about her being a doppelganger. We already learnt she is a supernatural being and rings do not work on her and that doppelganger is an identical copy of a person born through history, but what else? Who was the "original elena"? what role did she have in all of this? It would be REALLY nice if we learnt at least a bit of that and I could actually see them incorporating the whole angel-hybrid thing into whole doppelganger thing latter on
Then we have Elena and Caroline in the books. Will the relationship between them "go down" in the same way as in the books, as in, them both ending up on different sides eventually? Caroline is already set up to be with Tyler, so I would not discard this possibility.
Then we have Katherine/Elena similarities. Katherine and Elena are the "Buffy and Faith" of this show, so I would fully expect the trend of Elena doing katherine-like stuff and Katherine exhibiting Elena-like stuff to continue. Could we perhaps get some sort of role-reversal latter on, just like it happened with Buffy and Faith? or will Kat and Elena get a similar ending they got in the books? IMO if Elena is to become a character and display actual personality, this aspect of the show HAS to be explored more.
Any other ideas?
Its quite clear that Elena started to repress that part of herself the moment her parents died and she survived(thats called survivors guilt or martyr complex). After all, she was at fault for their death(according to show and side material, her parents had to go take her because she got completelly drunk in some party and started wrecking the place)
Elena needs to show more personality. So far through every season she seemed like emotionally dead(which is partially because show does not allow her to do anything in her scenes)
Hopefully next season we will get more focus on Elena and we won;'t have her just sitting there sulking over poor poor Stefan for 22 episodes...
well, little blood through day builds tolerance.
It does not protect from Klaus feeding you a few galons of blood through the night like he did to Stefan.
I certainly hope so...
But so far they have not been that consistent with Damon. its always one step to light and then twenty steps back to the dark with damon being wrong.
They also said that we will learna lot about ELena's character this season and all we got was 2 minute long "I wanna be normal" scene :/
The whole plotline is based upon her being doppelganger, aka the thing that needs to be protected from big bad dudes.
She made one or two DECISIONS, but overall did not affect anything(just read the whole part on what the other tvd characters are going through and compare it to Elena's "story").
Oh you should. MANY THINGS this show borrows from it, Sometimes TVD even does the exact same scenes (Bonnie's grandma's death, Close Your Eyes, most of Damon dialogue, Jeremy's death scene). The difference is that while Buffy takes a bit more to actually start getting interesting(overarching plot is not really clear till mid-way second season), it has infinitely superior "Elena", infinitely more badass and interesting "Stefan" and infinitelly more intense "Damon".
I am fearful of how the season 3 will go.
One Possibility is that now since Stefan is not here, Elena might have more active role and actually participate in things in more active way and actually have chances to show her personality.
Damon and her have had a lot of foeyay going on so I hope that also does not disappear.
On other hand we might get entire season of her sulking over stefan and doing nothing else, while Damon saves the day and Jeremy explores his extremelly "interesting and unboring"(notice the " thingies) ghost whisperer experience...
I dread season3 now.
Don't get me wrong, DE is pretty much the only pairing that does not feel forced and flows naturally, but I fear that they are going to rush through it and we get another "its always going to be stefan" and damon going crazy redux from that :/
I just "love" how she talks all about those serious plotlines characters going to have, but when it comes to Elena she goes all "let's talk romance", as if that character has nothing else to do...
Comparing to Twilight is just stupid, since twilight is not even part of vampire genre or any actual genre that is not called "Toilet Paper".
However when compared to about ANY female character worth attention, Elena pales in comparison.
Sure she keeps them together, but she manages to be incredibly band and unneeded even when she does that. As of now, pretty much entire cast of characters overshadow her completely with their complex plotlines, relationships and other things. Elena is just thise "wife" character who cares. And thats where her role so far ends. She does not participate or affect the situations.