When The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder said Damon & Stefan didn’t deserve peace: They raped & killed people

Throwback to when The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder reflected on the climax of his popular team drama show and said that Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore did not deserve a happy ending because vampires raped and killed people in the series.
Ian Somerhalder,The Vampire Diaries,HollywoodWhen The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder said Damon & Stefan didn’t deserve peace: They raped & killed people

After treating the fans to a magical story loaded with all-consuming romance, revenge, hatred, unbreakable friendships and much more, the popular 2009 teen drama series, The Vampire Diaries, aired its last episode on March 10, 2017. Apart from some heart-shattering goodbyes, it was a pretty fulfilling ending to the fan-favourite series. The creators managed to give all the characters the closure they and their fans deserved. However, if Ian Somerhalder, who played Damon Salvatore in the show, was asked to write the climax, the series would have ended very differently.

In the last episode, Damon and Elena reunited to live a happy and fulfilling life. Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) sacrifice himself for the greater good and died, leaving Caroline Forbes (Candice King) behind. After living a fulfilling mortal life, Damon died and finally found peace with his brother and the series ended with the two hugging each other. However, Ian believes that the vampires in the show did not deserve a happy ending.

Ian reflected on the series finale during the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans. While interacting with the fans, the actor was asked if given a chance, what would he have changed about the series finale. The actor started by saying that he would probably end it with the two Salvatore brothers hanging out on the beach with a bottle of rum, Cinema Blend Reported. “I don't think I would have changed anything, other than I think that Paul and I should have just been on the beach in our speedos with a bottle of rum. Honestly, by the way, I am actually not kidding,” he said.

He then stated that the vampires in the show did not deserve to get a happy ending. “I don't think that these brothers should have lived. I don't think that Damon should have had a happy ending with Elena. I don't think that you guys should have gotten what you wanted. Because it's just not fair,” he said about the series. The actor also mentioned that the vampires hurt, raped and killed so many people during the course of eight seasons, that he did not think they should have gotten what they wanted in the end.

He also asserted that Damon and Elena should not have ended up together. “These guys raped and pillaged and killed probably hundreds of people from Season 1 to Season 8, and I think they should have come and gone and humanity should have won. Not Damon and Elena. But that's just me,” Ian said. The actor did clarify that since he was talking about changing stuff did not mean he hated Elena as a character or Delena as a relationship. Ian said he was trying to look at the ending from an ethical point of view. He did however reveal once that Elena and Damon’s fans were problematic for his personal life.

Shortly after Nina’s Elena and Ian’s Damon started seeing each other in the show, the actors fell head over heels in love with each other and started dating in real life. They broke Delena fans’ hearts when they decided to call it quits after dating for about three years. Last year in August, the creators of TVD held a 10-year reunion event, which was attended by Ian, Paul, Joseph Morgan (who played Niklaus Mikaelson in the show) and many more.        

During the convention, Ian opened up about how Delena fans were problematic for his personal life. At the event, Ian, who sat next to his onscreen brother Paul, was asked which ship he preferred, Stelena (Stefan and Elena’s fans) or Delena (Damon and Elena’s fans). His answer was captured by a fan who posted it on twitter. In the clip, the actor mentioned that he liked Stelena fans better than Delena fans. He even mentioned that Delena fans were mean.

“Stelena was better for my life because Delena fans can really mean umm… to me and my wife and my family and stuff. So I love Stelena. Stelena was fun. Stelena fans are like super cool. Delena fans were actually problematic. Yeah. To my family and me, and it just got really weird for a little while. I shipped Elena and Damon like crazy until the ship just got negative. So I love Stelena. It’s easier for my life. And I got to see Paul all the time cause he and Elena were always making out and stuff,” he said at the convention. 

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Anonymous 2 months ago

I understand that Ian is a family man but, the show doesn’t portray r**e, more so independents and the strength to find ones self and to over come obstacles and challenges life might throw at someone. There are Vampire related movies and books that have more violence and graphical scenes then the Vampire Diaries..Stefan and Elena would never have worked out in this show, as they are both too kind hearted and burdened with guilt. Where as Damon and Elena both supported each other through the challenges, be it good or bad.. I am and always will be an Ian fan, but even if I was a fan of Paul ( Stefan) my opinion of the pairing of how the show worked out would not change as both brothers feel in love with the strongest woman that could challenge them.

Anonymous 2 months ago

All the people saying that they changes and ian didnt believe in forgiveness and its just a tv show yes its just a tv show but he just say his point of view that they srsly killed hundred of innocent people in cold blood and just in fun ..even in the first season the way damon killed those car and camp couples was so brutual and it doesnt matter if he changes but lots of innocent people had suffered and has lost their right to live a happy life so yeah they dont deserve peace like this or else it would be unfair ..their mistaked cant be overlooked coz they are your favourite character and has hot cool personality. According to me they should have lived a happy life on earth and after dying they should be punished in hell for their sins and then get peace

Anonymous 2 months ago

I find that both of the brothers living as Vampires and never forgetting all their “Sins” as Vampires. Punishment enough as they didn’t get a chance to grow up as mortals.

Anonymous 2 months ago

It’s a tv show. Where people are getting entertainment and a laugh and to have something to look forward to when they watch tv.... Also, It’s like saying that we don’t deserve a happy ending because we all did something bad in out lives. Everyone deserves chances if their a vampire, human, werewolf, witch, mermaid, ect.... so try agin because vampire diaries is amazing show and who ever wrote the script is amazing at their work.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes its a tv show but mostly tv show are not just for fun sometimes they gives us morals and messages. Ian doesnt say that writes didnt do a good job he just shares his point of view..and both brothers had killed hundreds of innocent humans in cold blood just for fun and it would be unfair if they didnt get justice and some mistakes like this cant be forgiven . Yeah they changed but still according to me for their good they should have live a peaceful life on earth with their lived ones and then after their death should suffered in hell for those innocent lives and then get the peace

Anonymous 2 months ago

I love that show.it is so interesting and loving.and a bit dangerous.keep it moving with more ..i am waiting

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hahahahhah

Anonymous 2 months ago

They hurt alot of people yes but they changed and saved people as well

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hey you spoiled the ending man! I am in season 4 and you spoiled THE ENDING! Im so TRIGGERED!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes they do cause its mainly stefans fault cause damon was happy to die and not become a vampire but stefan forced himself into it and stefan didnt mean to turn into a vampire either he didnt know his strengths so he accidently threw his father when tried to stop him from killing him he didnt want to turn he wanted to say good bye

Anonymous 2 months ago

There wasn’t any r*8e! They compelled woman not to be afraid of vampires. Rape

Anonymous 2 months ago

So Ian doesnt believe in forgiveness? Because everyone deservs that. They did bad things but all people do bad thing they just had triple of time to do it. And they have changed not just in the end. But with each season.It isnt like a suddent change in the end just to gain forgiveness, they changed to the good direction step by step. Maybe they needed 3 times more lifetime than others but they realised whats important.

Anonymous 2 months ago

By the fact that both the Salvatore brothers should not deserve happiness is not a point. Both of them were changed when they met their love of life.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Damon wanted an eternal life with Kathrine and chose to die than live for ever without her. That shows he deserved the love he finally gets at the end of the series. Stefan was a ripper thanks to Lilian. And he had no control over himself but he did repent for that all his long life. But I have to agree with Ian here, and as far as I can see, they did not get a happy ending. Stefan had to die to save Mystic falls. He dies with Kathrine, one wiman he cared the least about. He didnt get to spend even 24 hours with his wife whom he had loved so dearly. Damon on the other hand even if got to live with Elena, never got to live with his brother as a human after so long. Damon had to deal with Stefan's death as a human. He could not just shut his emotions. That is pretty much of a miserable life he had there. Ofcourse he had Bonnie, Caroline and Ric not to forget Elena but all of them together is also not equal to having one Stefan by his side. We see that in the afterlife, Elena gets her entire family, everyone ahe missed in her lifetime. However, Damon has only longed for his brother for the very long human existence he had. So as far as I see it, they got the ending they deserved. Happy yet Sad. Sad yet fulfilling...

Anonymous 2 months ago

We must remember Damon never wanted to be a vampire but steph turned him into one so he would not be alone. That's why Damon always had the don't give a crap attitude. But Elena made him a better person not perfect but better. I wish they would have carried it longer. To much was left unknown, like damon marrying elena and them having a daughter. The ending left to much up in the air, how did damon ajust to being a human after so many years, and there reunion, when elena woke up just kind of left or moved to fast and to many unanswered questions. The last two seasons kinda got messed up and left to many question unanswered.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Omg are you people just have ur brains so far in between ur u know what. For one Stephen made peace and for all we know he might have asked god for forgiveness for what he had done. He was turned into a vampire not ny choice unlike damon that that wanted to be a vampire. And they did what every vampire we ever seen do in movies. Kill and take control of minds of women and men in this one. We understand it's just a show it's not real it fiction. Don't give me that god stuff about not believing. Cause u don't have to believe in him for a character in a show or movie can. In this case the devil we seen in the show and that made the characters believe that. So I'm sure if they believed in him once they seen him, I am sure they believed there was a god as well. And u could see in that episode where Stephan gave up his life so his brother could live. That is a redeemable thing to do, is give ur life up for someone else. Even God spoke about if you give your life for someone else u will see the kingdom of heaven. So like I said if the're is a devil then there is a god as well. And you could see in that episode that Stephen had already made his choice before he got to his brother. And he ended his life to save his brother. That is a hard thing to do for anyone. Sure as a parent we would give up are life to save theirs. But this is just a tv show that us fiction. We don't have vampire's in real life other then those who pretend to think they are one. So now what all tv and movies w

Anonymous 2 months ago

100% on point. Julie Plec and her host of sycophants trainwrecked a decent show into a revolting, amoral orgy of rape-apologist fans who refused to see past an actor's attractiveness to the travesty that was the show's writing after Kevin Williamson departed. Unbearably disgusting, and even more so when you consider these "fans" weren't satisfied with just ruining a show with their demand to be pandered to, but also took their selfishness out on real people as well.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Because it started out decent as I very clearly implied. Nice to know your counter argument is that I shouldn't have watched it at all, but I can't say I'm surprised that's all you've got.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Thats such a immature question. The show was written poorly. People are able to watch a show and at the end say "God the storytelling waa bad" If they didnt youd be crying about how they are only calling the show bad because they stopped "right before it got good" or whatever superfans say in an attempt to justify their favorite shows faults.

Anonymous 2 months ago

If you don't like it then why did you see it if it's such a "bad show"?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Honestly yeah. It would have been nice seeing the Salvatore brothers finally coming to terms with the fact that maybe neither of them deserved to get the girl and have a happy ending. Maybe just finally being brothers instead of allowing what they couldn't change to dictate their relationship. Personally I don't think Elena was worth all that fighting. I think she should have rekindled her relationship with Matt somehow after becoming human again. And I think they should have just left her alone. Or just showed her becoming a nurse and staying single for a while.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She became a doctor not a nurse

Anonymous 2 months ago

She became a doctor not a nurse

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yummy!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

They should make more seasons and episodes of Vampire Diaries

Anonymous 2 months ago

He's absolutely right. Ya'll seem to forget these guys were like a 100 years old laying underage girls in highschool. That's statuary r*pe and absolutely disgusting. This is why I hate most vampire series. It's not romantic or cute to show old ass men getting it on with 16, 17 year old girls.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Interesting to know that Ian supports the death penalty for rape and murder. In real life I agree, but this was just a tv show. But I can see his point.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I agree with you 100% and by reading the comments makes me wonder where their brains are at. This show is fiction not real in any way. Stephen for all we new could have asked God to forgive him for what he had done. He new the devil was real and he even gave up his life so his brother could be with Elena. If anyone deserved hell it was Damon. Stephen for years go himself together. And was only feeding off of animals. That was till damon came along and tried hard to get Stephan to realise he is a vampire and vampire's feed off of people.. Plus Stephan didn't want to he a vampire damon did. And what Stephan did he had no control over cause he was a ripper.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I mean, he's absolutely right. Stefan and Damon crossed the moral event horizon long before they were introduced in season 1. Having positive qualities or wanting to protect someone you love doesn't undo everything you've done wrong, especially when the list of wrongdoings is so extensive.

Anonymous 2 months ago

They shouldn’t of ended like that they should carry on with more episodes and seasons cause they deserved better than that

Anonymous 2 months ago

V wars please

Anonymous 2 months ago

they said they're no continuing the show because it didn't get high ratings like they wanting and i seen alot of people complaining because they didn't have s*xy vampires

Anonymous 2 months ago

This show be over sonce 2017 and it was a good tv series. Can we move on to the second season of V wars.

Anonymous 2 months ago

V Wars was canceled.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I need season two of V Wars. Also, great karmic Damon revenge would be to have his teenage daughter Stefanie be a going concern bada** with abilities who ends up on legacies.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Vwars and legacies!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Or more Legacies

Anonymous 2 months ago

I guess I missed all the ra*e?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Quarantine has really taken people to new lows. I hope this isn't your day job.

Anonymous 2 months ago

They didn't compel anyone to sleep with them they compelled away their fear of their being Vampires guys lie all the time to get laid you people are to sensitive get a grip

Anonymous 2 months ago

I agree with people being too sensitive but when u really think about it boys lie to get girls into bed in the real world where as on TVD they took away there free will by compelling them to not be scared and by doing that it’s taken away there humanity kind of to then make them more like a robot and getting them into bed

Anonymous 2 months ago

You are wrong. I love the Salbators but get real they only got the women they got because they compelled almost all of them. Most girls were even told to "forget you came here" yet their bodies were obviously rexovering from se*ual experiences. The mere fact that they compelled girls means R*pe. Sorry i know ot makes you unforortable but Ian is right. Damon and Stefan didn't deserve happy endings and guess what they didn't get them. Damon suffered and Stefan died.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Technically they're p*edophiles, even if you take the human age they're frozen in, Damon was in his 20s and Caroline was underage so it's statuary r*pe too. And if you deep it with this vampire stuff, if I was 100 years old, I would not be sleeping with high school teens it's disturbing, you're mentally much older.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Right! Does that apply to the female vampires too because they’re were old sleeping with younger men I think ppl are overthinking the rape idea especially when it comes to the perception of time in the magical world.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Right

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ok maybe i just didn't watch caring enough (which i don't think so) or I'm right and wether stefan neither Damon ever ra*ed smo. Also THEY DESERVE PEACE THEY CHANGED AND ARE SUPERIOR CHARACTERS!!!!!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

If you're superior or Powerful than someone then it's your duty to help the weak or to be gentle , this is how you get peace,not by killing innocent lives or raping people .

Anonymous 2 months ago

If you're superior or Powerful than someone then it's your duty to help the weak or to be gentle , this is how you get peace,not by killing innocent lives or raping people .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Stefan didn't, but Damon did (Caroline and Addy??)

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think he meant that they were using their powers to people and they did what they wanted like Damon and Caroline in first season or when Damon tried forced Elena to Kiss him

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yeah I don't recall anyone getting r*ped in the series.. Like ever

Anonymous 2 months ago

True facts they change and deserve peace as well.

Anonymous 2 months ago

*cough* Caroline *cough*

Anonymous 2 months ago

By r**e I think he means the compelling women against their will to do things they wouldn't have done if they weren't compelled. Such as letting them feed on them or sleeping with them or that most of the women were teens underage in highschool when they were like over 100

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think by "r**e" he means the fact that they use compulsion to get what they want, sometimes even these s*xy woman n*ked and partying in their homes, or like when Damon had Caroline under his compulsion in the beginning. So technically they can't consent being under their control. Probably that?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Jealous much abt Aishwarya. Ppl posting nasty comments. She was awesum in Bride and Prejudice.

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