The Vampire Diaries is arguably one of the best teen drama series that exist today. The series was based on a popular supernatural book series but lucky for us, we got to see the story come to life as the CW produced the television series.
Through the ups and downs of the series, we saw the tragic deaths of some of our favorite characters. Just a heads up there are some spoilers below so if you haven't finished the series then stop reading.
1. Stephan Salvator
Stephan Salvator was the ultimate hero in the teen series. In the series finale, we got to see the devastating death of Stephan. Once again Stephan "took one for the team" and voluntarily held Katherine in the fire causing one of the biggest villains along with himself to die.
Stephan always was the man who looked after everyone and had good intentions (unless his humanity was turned off of course). Stephan ultimately took his own life so his brother, Damon Salvatore, could be with his one true love, Elena.
2. Tyler Lockwood
Tyler Lockwood may have been a jerk in the first season but his character development was outstanding throughout the seasons. Tyler found himself when he began dating Caroline. He finally accepted his werewolf side and became a lover instead of a fighter.
Tyler Lockwood died a very insignificant death which was shocking because he was a prominent character in the first few seasons so he should have been killed off in a more dramatic way.
3. Alaric Saltzman
Alaric Saltzman came into the high schoolers lives just when they needed him. Alaric acted as a guardian because Elena and Jeremy had just lost both their parents and soon after lost their Aunt, Jenna. Alaric has been killed and revived many times in the series. He was stabbed, staked, and even hit by a car during his time on the show. Alaric was one of the bravest men on the show and he didn't deserve to be eliminated time after time.
4. Jenna Sommers
Jenna Somme's did her best to raise Elena and Jeremy after the passing of their parents but with all the wild vampire drama going on it was hard for her to stay in the loop. Aunt Jenna did not deserve to find out about vampires, become a vampire, and die all within 24 hours.
5. Sheriff Forbes
Sherriff Forbes was a great Mom and the bond between Caroline and Elizabeth Forbes was unbreakable. In season six Sheriff Forbes fell to her demise after being diagnosed with cancer (shockingly not a supernatural death). Watching the sheriff die was a tragedy and she did not deserve to be killed off.
6. Caroline Forbes
I think we can all agree that Caroline Forbes was the most annoying character in the first season but she had a quick turn around when she was turned into a vampire. Caroline always meant well but sometimes she came on too strong. When she became a vampire she became the best friend a girl could have. Caroline losing her mom, Stephan, and Tyler was devastating and she didn't deserve to lose so many loved ones.