‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8: What Kind Of Creature Is The New ‘TVD’ Villain? [Theory]

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will premiere in just a few months. Fans are patiently waiting for any new information regarding the characters and storyline, especially when it comes to the new TVD villain. With the news that this monster is unlike anything fans have seen on the show before, what exactly is it? What kind of creature is affecting Damon and Enzo?

Although this is a theory, there may be spoilers for The Vampire Diaries Season 8 below. Proceed with caution.

As previously speculated by the Inquisitr, the character description for Sybil sounds a lot like the creature that was inside the vault. Recently, many media outlets are reporting that the two are the same. What information is available about the mystery monster, and what kind of creature is affecting Ian Somerhalder and Michael Malarkey’s characters on The Vampire Diaries?

Zap2It recently speculated on what kind of monster it is. Among the theories were a ghoul, a siren, a fairy, and the devil. Since executive producer Julie Plec stated previously that this was unlike any other creature on The Vampire Diaries, the devil sounds like the most likely. However, there are a lot of questions if that is the case. For example, how was someone able to get the devil in the vault to begin with, and what happens to Hell when the devil is locked up? Perhaps a more likely theory would be an upper-level demon rather than the devil.

There is another option that wasn’t listed on the website that would put this villain in a whole class of its own. What if the new TVD villain is an alien? It sounds bizarre, but it would put this creature in another league. It would explain it being thousands of years old and having freakishly long fingers or claws that were seen during the Season 7 finale.

Another theory for The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is that the creature is some sort of ancient cave dweller. Those who follow science are mystified by what new animal species are discovered in deep caves and caverns. This speculation is along the same lines, except this creature isn’t an animal but has a human-like form.

Let’s go over what is known so far about the monster that was inside the vault. It is thousands of years old, has long fingers or claws, and has supernatural powers. It is able to get inside its victim’s heads and can mimic the voices of loved ones. This was proven when Damon heard Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) voice. It sounded exactly like Elena, which is why Damon got sucked in so easily. Matt Davis told Entertainment Weekly that it also knows a person’s deepest and darkest secrets no matter how hard they try to hide them.

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 villain can also force its victims to perform sadistic acts. Julie Plec teased to EW that Damon and Enzo will be performing “gruesome executions.” As seen at the end of the Season 7 finale, the group will be using maps and news reports in an effort to track down the missing vampires.

With an evil creature inside of them and more than 60 people disappearing, what else will Damon and Enzo be forced to do? How many other people will it affect now that it has been released from the Armory’s vault? Can the two vampires be saved, or is it too late? Will any of the main characters lose their lives trying to fight this ancient evil? What exactly is it, and how will Stefan (Paul Wesley), Caroline (Candice King), Bonnie (Kat Graham), and Alaric help save their friends?


Find out the answers to these questions when The Vampire Diaries returns. Season 8 is set to premiere October 21 on The CW network.

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