As the last and last installment of the franchise, Legacy has ended, The Vampire Diaries universe is finally over. The originals was the most mature of the three as it explored much darker themes than the other series. Much of what made The originals so successful was the quality of the writing and the intelligence of its characters.
There have been several occasions in the series where the characters’ wise words hit a little too close to home as they could easily be applied to real-life everyday situations. And who better advised than the Mikaelsons who have a thousand years of life experience?
“It’s always a better place with you in it.”
Vincent Griffith in “A Ghost Along the Mississippi”
When Cami died with vampire blood in her system, she was reluctant to complete her transition to a vampire and she almost didn’t succeed, but Vincent managed to convince her otherwise with this quote. He added before that that even in a world with monsters, things were better with her.
Even without vampires and monsters, the real world can sometimes be a pretty dark place. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth living there. These are great words to live by because they can remind people of all the good they can bring to the world.
“Kill a demon today, face the devil tomorrow.”
Rebekah Mikaelson In “After Me, The Deluge”
The characters of The originals have faced multiple threats over the show’s five seasons, but have always managed to emerge victorious. When she said this quote, Rebekah was referring to the possibility that Esther got into trouble with the ancestors when they consecrated her bones in order to complete the harvest ritual. So they basically solved their problem by potentially creating a new one, but they decided not to care until they had to.
With these words, Rebekah emphasizes the importance of facing life day by day and dealing with problems one at a time. Life can be very overwhelming at times and things can start to pile up, but worrying about future problems before they even form is pointless.
“A new day is coming. The question is will you control it or will it control you? »
Klaus Mikaelson in “They All Asked You”
When Klaus said that quote, he didn’t exactly have the best intentions because he was actually trying to manipulate Aiden into defying Jackson’s rule. But regardless, his words contain a lot of truth, as they could easily be applied to real-life situations.
He says change is inevitable and each person can choose to go through the change passively or take control of the situation and subsequently their life. Making changes in life can sometimes seem daunting, but it’s important to embrace change in order to move forward rather than getting stuck in the past.
“That’s kind of the reason you have friends, so you don’t have to do the terrible parts alone.”
Josh Rosza in “Wild At Heart”
Josh was a reliable and trustworthy friend and he was always there for Davina when she needed him, although she was generally reluctant to ask anyone for help. Everyone has to face difficulties in life sometimes. Granted, not everyone has to rule over a clan of witches, but no one should have to face hard times alone anyway.
Like Josh, friends are always there to help in difficult times and everyone needs to have someone they trust to help them through this time.
“You can’t buy it, you can’t force it, it only comes from love and respect.”
Marcel Gerard in “The Upside Down River”
After Klaus won the fight against the New Orleans vampires, he regained control of the city and replaced Marcel as king. However, before stepping down, Marcel informs him that just because he’s found his way to the top doesn’t mean he’s earned people’s trust and that Klaus should work a lot harder to earn people’s loyalty. his vampire subjects. That’s why this quote about loyalty is so important.
In a real scenario, loyalty and trust work the same way they have to be earned by someone else they won’t be real. Marcel truly lived by those words and this is evident by the obvious camaraderie he created amongst his vampires which is why he was one of the most beloved characters by fans of The originals.
“Make art, use your voice, have adventures, and at least have one totally epic love.”
Hayley Marshall in “A Tale of Two Wolves”
In this episode, Hope momentarily dies and passes on to the afterlife. But before Klaus could bring her back, she managed to find her mother who urged her to return. Knowing that this would be the last time she would see her daughter, Hayley gives her one last motherly advice to encourage her to be herself and live her life to the fullest.
This was one of Hayley’s best quotes and is great advice anyone can use as it highlights the importance of prioritizing happiness and fulfillment. Like Hope, everyone should learn to be true to themselves, to have adventures, to find love and to do whatever makes them happy.
“Sometimes the things you want, they’re not worth the price you have to pay to get them.”
Marcel Gérard in “A tramway named desire”
Since saving her from the witches’ blood sacrifice ritual, Marcel has acted as a father figure to Davina. He was there for her when she needed him most and he always had sound advice for her. Her stubborn nature made her determined to get what she wanted at all times no matter the cost and this sometimes had a negative effect on her life.
With this line, Marcel urges her to choose her battles wisely and think about the sacrifices she would have to make to achieve her goal. It is true that sometimes the thought of the desired destination can cause the difficulties of the journey to be overlooked, but it is important to think about what is worth losing in the process.
“You will find that the real moments are vibrant. The rest fades.”
Klaus Mikaelson in “Rebirth”
When Hayley became a hybrid, she struggled to come to terms with her newfound immortality. Fortunately, Klaus knew exactly what to say to comfort her. His advice really helped her put things into perspective for her, as she realized that the long life ahead of her left her with plenty of time to replace her pain with happier memories.
This is one of Klaus’ wisest quotes as it captures a very relevant notion and draws from his own experience. He says that in the grand scheme of things, the good memories will always eclipse the bad ones, while things like pain and sadness are just a small chapter in life.
“Being kind doesn’t make you weak.”
Hayley Marshall in “Alone With Everyone”
During The originals, Klaus kept improving as a person, but that wouldn’t be possible without the influence of those around him. When Hayley told him this, she was trying to convince him that going out of her way to help someone wouldn’t affect their trip and that it wasn’t a bad decision.
Klaus, like many other people, has a hard time expressing his kindness to others. Even in real life, some people seem to associate kindness with weakness. This connotation is very harmful to society, and it is important to demolish the correlation between the two.
“What you don’t see in yourself, others see in you. You matter.”
Klaus Mikaelson in “Savior”
When Lucien coerced Will, he made him believe that his life was worthless and there was nothing he could do to change that, which led to depression. As Klaus was unable to undo Lucien’s compulsion, he coerced Will into seeing himself differently and reassured him that things will always get better. It was a damaging scene as it showed Klaus’ progress towards redemption as he expressed compassion and kindness without expecting anything in return.
His words made a lot of sense not only in the context of the episode but also in real life. Sometimes people struggle to see their positive attributes and when things go wrong life can sometimes seem meaningless. But it is important to know that each person is unique in their own way and even if they do not see the best virtues in themselves, the people around them will always recognize and appreciate them.
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