News

The Vampire Diaries: Look Who's Back ... From the Dead

12 characters who died and returned to The CW supernatural series.

by | March 9, 2017 | Comments

After killing off a main character in its sixth episode, The Vampire Diaries made it known early on that death was a possibility for anyone on the supernatural drama. This was two years before Game of Thrones executed Ned Stark, by the way, so an unexpected death was still a surprising shock.

Of course, considering TVD is a story about two vampires and the object of their affection, and the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, is populated by werewolves, witches, and plenty of other supernatural creatures, the possibility for a killed-off character to return was always there.

Bringing someone back from the dead is something the writers did often over TVD‘s eight seasons, though the resurrections were nearly always surprising and, since fan-favorite gone-too-soon characters were the ones coming back, nearly always welcome. Heck, TVD killed off a series regular (Matt Davis) only to bring him back a few seasons later. Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) died so many times over the years (sometimes multiple times a season) that he kinda doesn’t even count.

In honor of the CW hit’s series finale (and the inevitable emotional returns it will contain), here’s a list of every time TVD took advantage of that device, for the better or the worse.

The Vampire Diaries series finale airs Friday, March 10 at 9/8 C on the CW



Tag Cloud

Emmys Crunchyroll E3 Paramount TLC President Showtime true crime Amazon Prime Video Marvel Television cooking Sundance singing competition Amazon Character Guide Trophy Talk History green book YouTube Premium WarnerMedia Cartoon Network Christmas BBC America Writers Guild of America period drama HBO Max book TCM Starz rotten movies we love Chernobyl animated Apple TV+ quibi Comedy CMT nature Lionsgate Awards comic Cosplay CBS All Access Best and Worst CW Seed romantic comedy Country Chilling Adventures of Sabrina psychological thriller DC Universe CBS Animation dceu WGN Comedy Central TIFF Fantasy Oscars LGBTQ cancelled TV series The Walking Dead TruTV 20th Century Fox television VICE serial killer Certified Fresh Bravo RT21 spider-man BBC Premiere Dates batman Awards Tour Sundance Now First Reviews Red Carpet National Geographic psycho Election LGBT binge Turner Classic Movies Rocky Musicals Toys comics award winner Britbox zombies MSNBC IFC Films Disney Plus TV Land Winners Thanksgiving BET anime sitcom See It Skip It Esquire thriller NYCC RT History Hallmark Christmas movies 45 Marvel FOX Tumblr Family Holiday ABC Elton John Mudbound Holidays Paramount Network travel space San Diego Comic-Con Ovation Set visit aliens blockbuster X-Men dramedy justice league Interview Podcast Biopics Mindy Kaling Spring TV Warner Bros. cats cars Dark Horse Comics video mockumentary harry potter New York Comic Con FXX Horror Marathons anthology The Purge IFC 2018 Creative Arts Emmys Turner Reality Competition ghosts spinoff Pride Month spain cartoon 2017 TBS independent Pop free movies game of thrones TCA First Look Countdown sequel social media Emmy Nominations ESPN doctor who zero dark thirty YouTube Red spy thriller Marvel Studios richard e. Grant Comic Book theme song Spike CNN Hulu APB Calendar Pixar Avengers Crackle game show robots strong female leads elevated horror Year in Review Fall TV Syfy DGA El Rey Song of Ice and Fire Lifetime hispanic 2015 talk show Pirates Musical finale science fiction stand-up comedy Columbia Pictures USA Endgame Action Ellie Kemper transformers Fox News christmas movies YA unscripted movies Tomatazos Shondaland disaster golden globes Star Trek adaptation cops Rock spanish language Arrowverse sports Star Wars Sony Pictures GIFs DC Comics Apple TV Plus American Society of Cinematographers children's TV police drama Classic Film discovery YouTube kids Nat Geo technology Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Mary Poppins Returns latino jamie lee curtis DC streaming service series zombie Food Network SXSW hist Film Festival Reality Spectrum Originals cancelled television A&E Epix Binge Guide facebook cults Teen TV renewals Television Academy ratings revenge Brie Larson Winter TV ABC Family boxoffice dragons politics breaking bad Women's History Month streaming werewolf comiccon Disney+ Disney Plus 21st Century Fox SundanceTV GoT Sneak Peek teaser 007 NBC joker HBO name the review Lucasfilm Acorn TV Disney streaming service Schedule war Heroines TV TCA 2017 crossover Ghostbusters A24 Box Office Stephen King versus Mystery Lifetime Christmas movies Kids & Family screenings Hallmark Mary Tyler Moore Disney Channel biography indie Polls and Games Logo Black Mirror Watching Series Vudu PBS Walt Disney Pictures miniseries Quiz cinemax Pet Sematary Freeform 2019 SDCC foreign historical drama 24 frames renewed TV shows what to watch Opinion vampires Extras Rom-Com Martial Arts romance Universal Tarantino The CW casting blaxploitation based on movie GLAAD Nominations Nickelodeon political drama Superheroes Trivia AMC Sci-Fi Superheroe supernatural USA Network Drama crime thriller festivals Peacock canceled PaleyFest Netflix Christmas movies cancelled TV shows Rocketman witnail Anna Paquin Western medical drama Cannes DirecTV canceled TV shows slashers Music 2020 ITV Disney Trailer Photos south america docudrama OWN The Arrangement Captain marvel MTV screen actors guild mutant dc 71st Emmy Awards Super Bowl natural history Netflix crime sag awards 2016 Shudder Apple tv talk adventure Infographic cancelled Comics on TV Adult Swim Mary poppins Amazon Prime composers Video Games crime drama MCU VH1 E! TNT Film toy story diversity The Witch halloween Valentine's Day Masterpiece Grammys Summer FX