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    17 Unpopular Opinions About "The Vampire Diaries" That 100% Needed To Be Said Out Loud

    Bonnie and Enzo > Damon and Elena.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community about their most controversial unpopular opinions about The Vampire Diaries, and they really delivered. Here's what they said:

    🚨And of course, there are MASSIVE spoilers ahead.🚨

    1. Damon Salvatore was the real villain of The Vampire Diaries.

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    "I don’t care what y’all say happened to him. He killed multiple people, tried killing Jeremy so many times, and made Elena turn off her humanity. He always tried to make Stefan drink human blood and practically ruined his whole life."

    Alana Mapp

    2. The seasons without Elena were actually better because they got rid of Elena and Damon's relationship drama and focused on the characters who really carried the show: Bonnie and Caroline.

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    "The last season was the best. It finally got rid of Elena and Damon's annoying drama and focused on the characters who carried the show — aka Bonnie and Caroline."


    3. During Elena's magical coma, Damon and Bonnie should've fallen in love — they clearly had chemistry.

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    "Of course Delena is endgame, but seeing Bonnie and Damon together would have been interesting to watch. I totally ship the idea."


    4. In fact, Elena Gilbert was actually the worst character in the entire series.

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    "I didn’t understand why everyone was so worried about Elena all the time. She would literally get a paper cut and everyone would drop whatever they were doing to protect her. And all she did was whine all the time, even after she turned into a vampire."


    5. Jeremy was an unnecessary character and should never have been brought back from the dead. His entire story arc was about him dating Bonnie and being an angsty teen.

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    "His character never had a storyline. They killed him just as an excuse for Elena to turn off her humanity. And then he came back."


    6. The Salvatore brothers were actually suuuuuuper immature, and Elena should've ended up with Elijah because he could provide the steadiness and loyalty that Elena needed in a partner.

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    "Elijah was a smart and steady person that Elena needed in her life. Also, who doesn’t like a person who's all about loyalty?"


    7. Stefan was just as bad a person as Damon. He was constantly making terrible choices and shouldn't get a pass for ripping people's heads off because he ~felt bad~.

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    "He made terrible choices even when he wasn't a ripper."


    8. Stefan and Caroline's relationship always felt forced, and they only got together because neither of them had anyone left to be with.

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    9. Klaus and Caroline's relationship was incredibly toxic from every aspect.

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    "One second, Klaus would tell Caroline they could travel the world together, but then five minutes later he'd be on the verge of killing her, just to get back at someone else. That’s not romantic. If he truly loved and respected her, he wouldn’t have done that."


    10. Caroline's best relationship, by far, was with Tyler.

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    "I never liked Caroline and Klaus together. I just didn’t feel the chemistry between them. On the other hand, Caroline and Tyler were my favorite ship in the earlier seasons. The buildup of their relationship was beautiful, and I was so upset when they broke up."


    11. Out of everyone on the show, Bonnie deserved a happy ending the most. She was constantly saving everyone's life and sacrificing her own, only to lose her true love.

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    "Bonnie had such a crappy ending with Enzo dying, and having to travel the world by herself."


    12. Matt was an okay character at the beginning, but over time he just became unbearable.

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    "Matt just got worse as the show went on. He was fine in the beginning, but he kept betraying his friends and they kept forgiving him. He was terrible during the final seasons."


    13. Lexi shouldn't have died so early on in the series.

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    "Her death was impactful, but she should’ve gotten at least a few more episodes in before she died."


    14. Bonnie and Enzo were a WAY more epic couple than Elena and either Salvatore brother.

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    15. Katherine was really entertaining during the first season, but after a while, everything she did just felt repetitive.

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    "I couldn't stand Katherine. I thought she was really entertaining in Season 2, but after that, I felt like she wore out her welcome."


    16. Damon and Elena weren't even that great a couple. They fought constantly, and while they were together, they lost sight of everything else in their lives.

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    "Damon constantly went against Elena’s wishes because he thought he knew what was best for her. Every time something went south, Damon lashed out, and Elena constantly made excuses for him. Their relationship is a terrible example for young people. Also, he went after his brother’s girl!"


    17. Finally, Stefan Salvatore added absolutely nothing to the series. He was just whiny and boring.

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