17 Unexplained Plot Holes In The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries may nearly be over as the Season 8 finale approaches, but these 17 unexplained plot holes still need answering. Read them all at mtv.co.uk.
After 8 seasons and more drama than you can shake a wooden stake at, The Vampire Diaries is coming to an end this March, something we’re not terribly OK with tbh. But before we say our goodbyes to Damon, Stefan, Caroline, and the rest of the TVD crew, there’s still some questions we need answered, and some plot holes that need filling. Plot holes like these...
Damon’s miraculous fog and crow control
In Season 1 Damon rocks up showcasing a nifty little trick - he can make fog and crows appear at will (a pretty useless skill, aside from creeping people out a bit). However, after the first few eps these abilities seem to completely disappear, are never mentioned again, and are never used in a similar way by Damon, or any other vampire. You think at least ONE of the many, many, vampy villains that appear over the course of 8 seasons would make use of being able to control animals and the weather, if that’s something vampires can supposedly do, no?
Age = strength
The whole ‘I’m an older vampire so I’m stronger than you’ is WILDLY inconsistent - with younger vamps often overpowering the older.
Poor old Aunt Jenna
Jenna was dealt a pretty crappy hand in life, what with being sacrificed by Klaus as part of his ritual to become fully hybrid. She’s also a bit of a TVD plot hole, as in later seasons when ‘the other side’ is revealed, Jenna never appears - despite the fact that ALL supernatural creatures end up there after death, and she’d already transitioned into a vampire when she was killed.
How much blood is too much blood?
The amount of blood a vampire can drink from a human before they all dead on the ground and stuff also massively varies. When it’s a character that matters: i.e. Matt, Elena can gulp down the red stuff what seems like days. When it’s just a random extra, one long suck and they’re gone. Ooh-err.
The Originals’ immortality
Supposedly the Originals are bound to life by the White Oak Tree used in the spell that made them immortal . HOWEVER, when the tree is burnt down, they’re still very much alive and kicking. Strange, considering that when Alaric was in a similar situation - bound to Elena’s human life - he snuffed it pretty sharpish when she died.
To burn or not to burn?
Unless they’re wearing a fancy daylight ring (which seem pretty common as the show goes on tbh), vampires burn in the sun. Got it. Except… while Stefan, Damon, Elena et al. seem to be able to withstand the rays for a preeeeeetty long time, albeit with melting faces, E’s birth mum literally BURSTS INTO FLAMES the second she takes her ring off to commit vampire suicide. Eh?
Bonnie the ultimate witch
When she’s still just a witch and not a sort of half-dead-anchor, Bonnie’s ALWAYS like ‘yo guys I can’t do this spell I’m not powerful enough’. Then the rest of them are like, ‘well you better be, babes, because otherwise we’re all screwed’ and suddenly she’s like: ‘oh yeah cool no probs I can do it now’. Handy.
Vervaine: part 1
Originally vervaine is supposed to be hella rare, with the council of Mystic Falls carefully guarding their stock of it. By the later seasons, however, it seems like every man and his dog has a stash just ready and waiting to use in drinks, on ropes, stakes and whatever else tickles their fancy. WHERE IS ALL THIS VERVAINE COMING FROM WHERE DOES ONE GET IT?
Vervaine: part 2
Supposedly Katherine’s been guzzling vervaine every day for a century and a half to build up her resistance - hence why the Salvatores can’t use it on her in the episode when this revelation is made. AND YET: in later episodes she’s just as vulnerable to the weirdly powerful little plant as the rest of them.
If the above vervaine theory is true, you’d kind of expect every single vampire in Mystic Falls to be immune by now - they’re all vervained at least twice a bloody day, no pun intended.
When Bonnie decides to track down her mother she does so by looking up every Abby Bennet in the area. Why didn’t she just use a locator spell, as she has done on numerous other occasions?
According to the show, if an original vampire dies, so does all the vampires he’s sired, and the vampires they’ve sired, and so on. Basically an orginal going kaput = a whole load of dead vamps. Still with us? Cool. The plot hole surrounds the issue of ‘daggering’ an original, which essentially kills him or her until the dagger is removed. Case in point: when Elijah is daggered, his compulsion over Katherine is lifted, because he’s *finger quotes* dead, meaning she can leave the cave he's compelled her to stay in. So… if he’s *finger quotes* dead, why does this not also have an effect on his sire line? Logically, they should also all *finger quotes* die. Sorry about all the finger quotes.
While we’re on the subject of a vamp's death meaning anyone compelled by them is lifted, why did vampire Alaric’s compulsion of Elena not wear off when he died (for the hundredth time. More lives than a cat, that one)?.
Mi Casa es Su Casa
Logan claims he can’t get into his own house after he’s turned into a vampire, because he lived alone and there’s nobody to invite him in. *PLOT HOLE KLAXON*: later on in the very same season, Damon kills that poor lady who owns the house where the tomb vampires are holed up, so that he can enter without an invitation. Surely if Logan can’t step inside a home with no human owner, Damon shouldn’t be able to either?
In Season 1, the spell needed to lower the tomb’s seal was so powerful that it literally KILLED Bonnie’s gran. RIP grams. Despite this, Bonnie was later able to do the same spell to trap Katherine all by her lonesome. Nope, not buying it.
The Original Original
When the originals are first introduced, it’s made VERY clear that they’re the oldest and most powerful vampires, created by their witch mother who didn’t realise that a side-effect of making her kids immortal would be them snacking on human blood. Until the writers decide to introduce Silas, that is, who is suddenly the ORIGINAL original. How did this not come up before?
The Anchor Hole
Bonnie failing to notice that Katherine doesn’t pass through her to the other side after she supposedly dies in season 5 is an oversight many fans just can’t let go. SHE’D NOTICE. SHE WOULD ACTUALLY NOTICE.
- By Lizzie Cox
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