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20 Things That Make No Sense About Elena

Our heroine for many of The Vampire Diaries is little question a fascinating one, however she has her share of faults. Elena Gilbert embodies many contradictions, and elements of her character don’t all the time add up. As we see her undergo a whirlwind of mystical journeys and emotional traumas, she does develop as an individual. Nevertheless, one factor that hardly modifications is her sugary candy character that’s meant to return throughout as the peak of empathy. If this have been actually the case, she wouldn’t have taken a whole lot of the actions that led to extra egocentric ends. Although it comes from the will to guard her family members, there’s lots about Elena’s nature that doesn’t completely match the present’s picture of her.

Whereas different characters have flaws, too, lots of them acknowledge their very own limitations, which paradoxically finally ends up making them extra endearing. The factor about Elena is that she by no means actually will get so far, making her extra hidden villainous qualities much more irritating to note. In fact, this has nothing to do with Nina Dobrev’s appearing expertise, that are unimaginable and have been tremendously missed as soon as she left the present. It was actually a few of the manufacturing workforce’s selections that affected Elena’s attraction probably the most.

A few of these entries will present you the secrets and techniques behind Elena Gilbert’s true character, and a few are extra light-hearted however noticeable nonetheless. Nonetheless, the present simply wasn’t the identical as soon as she was gone.

Listed here are 20 Things That Make No Sense About Elena In The Vampire Diaries.

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20 She’s utterly totally different from the books

Some followers struggled with the truth that Nina Dobrev’s shiny brown locks didn’t match Elena’s blonde hair within the novels. Nevertheless, that is simply the tip of the iceberg in terms of the character’s modifications. Elena turned a much more compassionate and angelic individual on tv. For a lot of the collection, she’s portrayed because the woman subsequent door with a coronary heart of gold. Actually, a lot of the plotlines revolve round others making an attempt to save lots of Elena due to her sort and sympathetic nature.

Anybody who learn the books will know that Elena went via a variety of character improvement to turn out to be a higher individual. In highschool, she was truly useless and thought of a imply woman. Perhaps she’s extra likeable proper off the bat on the present, however we’ve to marvel if this private journey would have made extra sense to painting.

19 She fell for the person who offed her brother

Elena’s vampirism supposedly solely intensified emotions that have been beforehand there. Even her sire bond to Damon didn’t affect the best way she felt about him, solely how she acted. Wanting again, lots of issues main as much as the start of their relationship make it questionable that Elena falls for him in the long run. It’s in all probability simpler for her to miss the best way he’s handled different individuals, however he’s accomplished his justifiable share of injury to her as properly.

Primarily, Damon snapping Jeremy’s neck is a picture that nobody might conceivably overlook, however Elena by some means does. Although Damon claims he knew Jeremy was sporting the Gilbert ring and are available again to life, he did it in response to Elena rejecting him– as a result of she was courting his brother!

18 Considering she could possibly be a vampire with out hurting anybody

Elena Turning Into A Vampire

Positive, a bunch of vampires on the present drink from blood luggage or animals as an alternative of harming people. There’s not a vampire alive who hasn’t harm or destroyed individuals, regardless of how a lot they worth human life. It goes towards every thing in Elena’s nature to do that, however she didn’t actually have a selection. Even Stefan went by way of a ripper part.

When Elena turns off her humanity, it will get even worse and she or he begins to take human lives with out second thought. As a lot as everybody was making an attempt to protect Elena’s innocence, Damon realized she couldn’t get away with being the identical sort of individual as a vampire.

17 She skipped most of her highschool courses however turned a physician

Good on Elena for making her dream profession a actuality, however how precisely did she get there? It’s a marvel she acquired into school in any respect, since she and a lot of the characters appear to overlook they attend Mystic Falls Excessive Faculty. No one can blame Elena for being in any other case occupied with a number of supernatural threats. On the similar time, we’ve to marvel how she stored straight As and graduated on time. There have been additionally many situations once we see her get up in Stefan or Damon’s mattress and marvel what time it’s. Somebody get this woman an alarm clock!

Even in school, there have been distractions proper from the beginning. It’s by no means a great signal when your professor is wrapped up in one other massive supernatural can of worms. At the very least she pulled by means of one way or the other.

16 Her ethical compass solely applies to her associates

The Salvatores not often overlook to remind us of Elena’s pure and kind-hearted soul. She does no matter she will to save lots of her family and friends, even when it means being self-sacrificing. No one can overlook when Elena made Stefan rescue Matt from a drowning automotive as an alternative of herself, inflicting her to develop into a vampire.

Nevertheless, she is self-serving in her personal means. Keep in mind the time she succeeded at eliminating Kol to save lots of Jeremy? It is sensible for her to worth her brother over a depraved unique vamp, however she knew full properly that offing Kol would additionally destroy his whole bloodline, which could possibly be hundreds of vampires everywhere in the world. It’s superb that she deliberate this out properly prematurely, even with this data. It’s protected to say that she would have discovered one other method if any of her vampire buddies had been in Kol’s bloodline.

15 Smothering Jeremy

After dropping her mother and father, Elena in all probability needed to develop up fairly quick. Nevertheless, she’s solely a yr or so older than Jeremy and nonetheless acts like his mother. In fact she ought to have the ability to look out for him, however turning into his guardian at age eighteen was fairly bizarre. In any case, she went to highschool concurrently him, however talks to the academics about his progress and absences.

It’s unlucky that the Gilberts misplaced a couple of of their earlier authorized guardians, like Jenna and Alaric. Nonetheless, it’s a stretch to point out Elena on this tremendous motherly position in relation to Jer.

14 The doppelgänger bloodline

It appears the producers couldn’t make up their minds concerning the doppelgänger lineage story. It doesn’t assist that within the books, Katherine and Elena aren’t even doppelgängers; they merely look extraordinarily comparable. The writers of the present needed to provide you with one thing on their very own to justify Elena and Katherine’s equivalent look. We’re advised at first that Elena is a descendant of Katherine, which is what makes her a Petrova doppelgänger.

Later within the collection, although, they could as properly not even be referred to as the Petrova doppelgängers, since this phenomenon didn’t start with Katherine. Silas and Amara’s story convoluted the doppelgänger state of affairs to the purpose the place it took on an entire new which means. Elena’s function in the entire thing type of fizzled out after the entire solar and moon curse in season one, anyway.

13 She would not speak to Caroline about making an attempt to destroy her

Whereas Elena’s humanity change is off, she takes a variety of actions that she would later remorse. Making an attempt to remove her greatest pal in all probability takes the cake. The impassive model of Elena couldn’t stand Caroline. It obtained to the purpose the place she was truly a menace to Caroline’s life.

Each friendship has its share of fights, nevertheless it’d be a doozy to patch this one up. The issue is that Elena doesn’t even actually attempt. Caroline had each proper to be upset about it, however Elena says she will’t speak about it. It have to be painful for her to recollect, however that doesn’t imply she didn’t owe it to Caroline to speak issues out.

12 Damon assembly Elena first is an enormous deal

It was a cheerful day for Damon and Elena followers when the information dropped that Elena truly met Damon earlier than Stefan. All of us thought Stefan got here into her life first when he saved her from the automotive accident at Wickery Bridge. Nevertheless, Damon met Elena hours earlier than, on the celebration she was about to go away. The one drawback is that Damon compelled her to overlook him.

Elena has an enormous revelation when she remembers the encounter as a vampire. It’s simply sort of unusual that lots of people took this to imply that Elena is destined to be with Damon. Despite the fact that this ended up being the case, there have been far more vital points of their love story than who met who first.

11 Her compassion doesn’t all the time maintain up

As a lot as Elena appears out for individuals, she doesn’t deal with everybody equally. Damon and Stefan love her partially as a result of she apparently sees the great in everybody. Nevertheless, she truly has a variety of hate that bubbles up for sure characters. If she was actually as compassionate as she’s made out to be, wouldn’t she be delicate towards Rebekah’s painful historical past? Rebekah shares Elena’s want to be human, and loads of her merciless actions come from a spot of harm and abuse.

Elena hates Rebekah with a burning ardour, although. She has not solely admitted it, but in addition even needed to stab her with a white oak stake at one level. The best way the Salvatores speak about Elena can be extra convincing if she might see the redeeming qualities of her enemies.

10 Her vampire expertise are too highly effective

Youthful vamps in The Vampire Diaries are considerably weaker. They’re additionally clearly much less educated in preventing and utilizing their vampire velocity and power. Subsequently, it doesn’t make a number of sense that, as a child vampire, Elena managed to have a hand in eliminating two Originals. She additionally daggers Rebekah, and let’s not overlook the time when she ended a talented vampire hunter.

You’d assume she’d have method poorer reflexes than her opponents, to not point out a scarcity of coaching and time to adapt to her new physique. It’s onerous to say the place these moments of brilliance got here from.

9 She unnecessarily places herself in peril

Typically we simply needed to shout at Elena by means of the tv for a few of her pointless selections. She typically sticks round for much too lengthy in harmful conditions, believing issues will work themselves out. When Klaus compels Stefan to finish Elena, she nonetheless believes he can struggle it and overcome the irresistible urge of the compulsion.

We’re in all probability presupposed to view this as Elena seeing one of the best in individuals, however it might get ridiculous. Even when it’s one way or the other attainable for Stefan to withstand compulsion, it have to be tremendous painful to attempt. Elena waits till the final minute to go away, placing herself in danger for no good purpose.

eight Her hypocrisy with Stefan and Rebekah

Can anybody blame Stefan for getting again with Rebekah? Elena attached together with his brother days after their break-up, which needs to be a troublesome blow for anybody. Not solely that, however he finds out they’re already in love. Elena’s stunned and harm on the information that Stefan and Rebekah received collectively, however at this level Stefan deserved to do no matter he needed.

In any case, he’s recognized Rebekah rather a lot longer, they usually even dated again within the 1920s. There have been no strings hooked up and Elena wasn’t meant to seek out out, so it’s not like he was truly courting her for revenge. Occasions like these remind us how controlling Elena might be over different individuals’s feelings.

7 No one in Mystic Falls sees her flaws

We’re often meant to see Elena as a beacon of compassion and goodness. Nonetheless, we’ve seen she has many flaws that she doesn’t appear to concentrate on. No one on the town ever questions her character, and nothing stops them from defending her life and happiness in any respect prices.

It typically takes outsiders to inform it like it’s in relation to Elena. No matter how you are feeling about Katherine or Rebekah, they’ve each made the astute statement that different characters appear to worth her life above everybody else. The sacrifices they’ve made have affected and even ended the lives of strangers in lots of episodes, however so long as Elena’s protected, it’s a victory.

6 She doesn’t come clean with her extra egocentric actions

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Together with her doe-eyed expressions, Elena immediately differs from Katherine. On the very least, although, we all the time anticipate Katherine to look out for herself and be unapologetic about it. Elena additionally acts selfishly typically, which is truthful sufficient. Nevertheless, it’s problematic when she doesn’t personal it and everybody nonetheless pretends she’s probably the most caring individual on the planet.

When she retains taking hallucinating tablets to overlook that Damon is gone, it has the impact of creating her assault individuals. It’s not her fault, however are we actually going to miss the truth that she tries to excuse it? When Caroline confronts her, she simply signifies that she feels so dangerous about Damon and wishes the medicine to cope with it. Elena, your victims are necessary to somebody too!

5 She all the time thinks she is aware of greatest

A lot of the time, it’s Elena’s approach or the freeway. She typically thinks she is aware of greatest in relation to defending individuals in her life, particularly Jeremy. Even if she’s surrounded by vampires who’re centuries older than her, she has a decent grip on the decision-making and doesn’t all the time select the proper path.

A obtrusive instance of this needs to be when she sends Jeremy out of city, and takes away his selection within the matter utterly with using compulsion. Later within the collection, she tries rescuing him from an agitated vampire hunter on her personal, regardless of potential penalties. No one’s saying she doesn’t need the perfect for these near her, however she doesn’t all the time know when to again off from a state of affairs.

four Erasing her reminiscences of Damon

Is it actually truthful for Elena to have criticized Stefan for wanting Rebekah to erase his reminiscences of her? She actually does the very same factor in a later season when she asks Alaric to compel away her fond reminiscences of Damon. The ache of his demise was an excessive amount of for her to deal with on her personal, however she didn’t precisely empathize with Stefan when he felt this manner after their breakup.

You’d additionally assume Elena would have more healthy methods to handle her grief after dropping so many individuals. She thought Damon was the love of her life, nevertheless it’s hardly romantic to point out that her life and sanity relaxation upon his existence.

three Her indecision about taking The Remedy

Elena Shoving The Cure Down Katherine’s Throat

To be truthful, the Salvatores (particularly Stefan) have been probably the most involved with getting Elena the remedy for vampirism. There’s little question all Elena needed was to be human once more instantly after turning into a vampire, and lots of characters thought that suited her greatest. Nevertheless, as their quest for The Remedy goes on, Elena realizes the hazard concerned for her family members. It’s simply bizarre that she doesn’t name off the search or be extra vocal about what she needs.

She broke up with Stefan as a result of he thought she wanted to be cured, however nonetheless willingly goes together with the dangerous journey to Silas’ tomb. When she lastly will get it after the whole lot her associates sacrificed for her, she feeds it to Katherine as revenge. Although it made for an fascinating storyline later, this second made no sense.

2 She missed what Damon did Caroline

One other time Elena didn’t deal with Caroline proper needs to be originally of Elena and Damon’s romantic relationship. Caroline has made it no secret that she will’t stand Damon, who compelled and abused her in season one. It shouldn’t actually come as a shock to Elena that Caroline wouldn’t help the 2 getting collectively.

This doesn’t cease Elena from getting indignant. Even when she needed the help of her greatest good friend, she wasn’t delicate to the truth that Damon abused Caroline earlier in highschool. Caroline was compelled for an extended time period, and it’s in contrast to Elena to not be understanding of this type of trauma.

1 The present went on with out her

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As many inconsistencies as there with Elena, she was nonetheless the star and coronary heart of The Vampire Diaries. Every part appeared to revolve round her or tie again to her ultimately. It’s truly astounding that Damon and Stefan had something to speak about after Elena was written out!

We’re glad to have adopted our favorite characters for 2 extra seasons. Nonetheless, it virtually didn’t make sense to see them with out Elena driving the story and conflicts. Her presence did tie everybody collectively in a approach, and viewers undoubtedly felt the lack of Nina Dobrev– therefore the present ending in season eight.

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