Raffi Barsoumian Cast as Major Villain on The Vampire Diaries

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Look out, Mystic Falls.

Raffi Barsoumian is on the way to The Vampire Diaries Season 5.

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The relatively unknown actor will recur later this spring as Markos, described in casting notes as "an imposing and charismatic presence with supernatural origins."

We hear the new villain will cause major problems for our favorite heroes and heroines and will be tied into the evolving Traveler storyline.

Where will Markos rank among all-time Vampire Diaries villains? We'll soon find out.

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