Between The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, it’s clear these shows don’t shy away from melodrama. Characters say what they mean, or at least loudly lie about it in a way that makes their intentions clear to the viewer. But as fans revisit both shows, they’re finding a lot more to chew on than a first viewing implies, especially regarding Klaus Mikaelson.
Klaus’ romantic life was always fraught. He always leaned toward a particular type of woman for his significant romances. And some fans are convinced that there are deep-seated, familial reasons for all that.
Did Klaus Mikaelson really have a thing for women who look like his sister?
Klaus became a huge part of The Vampire Diaries extended universe. He carried The Originals, and even made appearances in the latest spinoff, Legacies. Actor Joseph Morgan earned that status by bringing more to the character than there was on the page.
That performance got Klaus a pass to continue after originally being planned for a Season 3 death on the flagship show. With his new lease on life, he stuck around long enough to have two fan-favorite romances, with Caroline Forbes and Camille O’Connell. And fans took note of a curious fact: both of these women had fiery personalities and strikingly long blonde hair.
Those traits happen to be shared by Rebekah Mikaelson, Klaus’ sister. Who he is very close to, and borderline obsessed with. In fact, this has become a regular topic in The Vampire Diaries fandom of late.
One Reddit fan, Constant-Cable-6814, spelled it out: “I am CONVINCED he only went for Caroline because she superficially resembles Rebekah and because she’s supposed to be neurotic like Rebekah. It wasn’t acceptable on the CW for Klaus to go after his sister, so they had Caroline. On HBO it would have been a different story lmao.” And they weren’t alone in sharing similar sentiments.
Klaus’ romantic predilections may actually go deeper than his connection with his sister
Joseph Morgan at a The Vampire Diaries and The Originals panel in 2015 | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
The parallels between Rebekah and Klaus’ major love interests are so strong, that it’s a once-you-see-it-you-can’t-unsee-it kind of theme. It’s hard to deny that the showrunners of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals were running right up to the edge of some uncomfortable ideas.
But some fans think it goes deeper than Rebekah, and actually stems from Klaus’ unfulfilled need for acceptance by his mother, Esther …
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