One of the characters in The Vampire Diaries Season 8 isn’t going to make it to the end. Kat Graham has teased the death, and even says it will happen part way through the season. Just who could it be?
There are many theories over the character deaths for the season. With The Vampire Diaries Season 8 being the last and rumors that Nina Dobrev is returning, there are suggestions that Graham’s own character Bonnie will die. This technically has to happen for Dobrev’s Elena Gilbert to come back to the show, considering the spell that Kai cast before his own death.
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According to Australia Network News, the death isn’t going to happen at the very end of The Vampire Diaries. This would suggest that Graham’s own character death isn’t the one she was hinting towards. Most theories are that Elena will return in the series finale. Graham said that the death wouldn’t be in the Season 8 premiere either, but midway through.
It really could be anyone, considering the way the show is set up. It doesn’t even need to be one of the main cast, but if it is one of them then there are two main options: Matt and Alaric. Both of these are human and always possible options for death. Alaric has already been killed numerous times, but brought back in various ways. Matt has also lost his life but brought back through the use of the ring. Does he still have it and will it still work without the Other Side?
Either Salvatore could lose their lives during the season. It wouldn’t be the first time, and would certainly bring an end to the show. There have been discussions that Ian Somerhalder would die, but this would leave many The Vampire Diaries fans angry. They want to see Damon and Elena back together, so fans hope that he will stick around until the very end.
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Stefan and Caroline are just getting their happy ending, but will it all be bittersweet? Is it possible that Stefan will die before the two get a chance to marry? This would open possibilities for Caroline to move over to The Originals, where fans want to see her in a relationship with Klaus. Series creator Julie Plec had said that she knew the Klaroline fanbase was strong and will always keep that in mind. So far a crossover between the two hasn’t materialized, and it doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon.
Plec has also hinted that there may be happy endings for characters, according to Buddy TV. Will that mean Bonnie and Enzo, Damon and Elena, Stefan and Caroline, or one of the other not-so-lucky-in-love characters on the show?
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The Vampire Diaries Season 8 isn’t just going to be focused on the relationships. There is no guarantee that ships will work out the way some fans want, but Plec hopes that the ending she creates will satisfy the majority. Does that actually mean that one of the characters already mentioned is going to die, or does it mean Dobrev isn’t coming back to the show?
There is going to be a new villain, and this villain will be female. This evil will likely be whatever was released from the vault and currently has taken over Damon and Enzo. It could be evil itself, and connected to theories of the demon Lilith (Lucifer’s first demon). Plec did say that the villain is creepy and crawly, which would also suggest some insect or alien creature that is able to control people.
The Vampire Diaries Season 8 premieres on the CW on Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m. This is the final season and there will be no crossovers with The Originals. Who do you think will die on The Vampire Diaries?
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