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    Updated on Aug 9, 2020. Posted on Aug 6, 2020

    Not To Be Dramatic, But Elijah Mikaelson Is A Billion Times Better Than Damon Salvatore On "The Vampire Diaries"

    Always and forever.

    Okay, first, lemme give you some background: I've always been ~intrigued~ by The Vampire Diaries, but afraid to commit to an eight-season-long show, plus two spin-offs. But now that I have a lot more time on my hands during quarantine, I decided there couldn't be a more perfect time to start it.

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    And in the midst of my avid TVD binge-watch, I realized that there's one specific character who's just a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit better than everyone else*.

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    *This is 100% my opinion, and everyone is entitled to their own TVD hot takes!!!

    I know what you're thinking, but no, it's not Damon or Stefan Salvatore...

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    And honestly, it's not even Klaus Mikaelson...

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    But he is still wonderful!!

    The character that's above the rest is the one and only, Elijah Mikaelson.

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    And here's why:

    1. First of all, Elijah is consistently the best-dressed character in this entire universe.

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    Like????? This one is a given. He seriously has a fresh, new suit on during every episode and I, for one, am not complaining. That man has taste.

    And even when he was on his little suit-less France amnesia-land adventure, he still looked fine as fuck.

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    2. His love and devotion for Hayley was E-P-I-C.

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    I firmly believe that Elijah and Hayley are the best and most ~epic~ couple in the TVD universe. The spark was there from the beginning, and the world constantly pulled them together. Even during Elijah's time in France when he was compelled to forget Hayley, he was still very clearly drawn to her. No one could ever love someone as much as Elijah loved Hayley. Delena has nothing on them.

    3. He has serious morals, even for a 1,000-year-old vampire.

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    Contrary to popular belief, Elijah is a vampire who has a heart — both in the physical and metaphorical sense. He doesn't kill victims willy-nilly and he almost always has a plan. He's truly a man of honor and grace (which I'll talk about in a sec), and really does try to do what he believes is the right thing.

    4. And he always sticks to his word.

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    Like I said, Elijah is a man of honor and grace. Loyalty is what he thrives on! He vowed to protect his brother until the end, and 1,000 years later, he did just that. There's just something so pure, good, and trustworthy about Elijah that makes you believe you could trust him with anything.

    5. Elijah would never settle for the bare minimum, he always went above and beyond.

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    Whether it was for his family or the women he loved, Elijah did every single thing in his power to save them. And there's no doubt he'd do it again if he had the chance.

    Again, I have to bring up his amnesia-land adventure because, let us not forget, he asked to forget his family in order to SAVE their lives and happiness.

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    We love a selfless king.

    6. He's truly a Renaissance man.

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    I already talked about his sense of style, but there's also his fantastic piano skills, his love for fine art and all things ~intellectual~, and he sure knows how to wield a sword. I guess after living for 1,000 years, you start to pick up some hobbies, huh?

    7. He's also just a very calming presence in a world of vampires, werewolves, witches, and hybrids.

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    IDK about you, but if I was constantly bombarded with supernatural creatures and life-or-death situations, I'd be very stressed. And over the course of TVD and TO, Elijah has remained calm, ~cool~, and collected. He brings the perfect kind of balance into a very stressful world.

    8. And finally, he's clearly the best brother in the entire TVD universe.

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    So much of TVD revolves around "who's the better brother: Stefan or Damon?" But can we please just acknowledge that Klaus and Elijah are the BEST brothers? Elijah has sacrificed everything for his family time and time again, and basically lived to protect his younger brother Klaus. Does there even need to be more of an explanation?

    In conclusion, I would sell my soul for Elijah Mikaelson and he will be my favorite vampire ~always and forever~.

    @laurengarafano

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