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Elena Gilbert (TV show)
Information
Born

  • June 22nd, 1992 (Age 18/23)
Turned

  • November 06, 2010 (By Damon Salvatore's blood)
Status

  • Alive/Dormant (Slumbering Under Sleeping Spell)
Occupation

  • High School Student (Formerly/Graduated)
  • College Student (Currently)
  • Hospital Volunteer (Formerly)
  • Leader of Mystic Falls Gang (Formerly)
  • The Cure (Currently)
Species

  • Human (Currently/Originally)
  • Doppelgänger (Currently/Active)
  • Vampire (Cured/Formerly)
  • Augustine Vampire (Cured/Formerly)
  • Ghost (Formerly)
Gender

  • Female
Family Members

  • Amara † (Progenitor Of, Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Amara's Relatives †
    (Matriarchal Ancestors)
  • Amara's Child †
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Other Unnamed Doppelgängers Of Amara
    (Matriarchal Ancestors)
  • Tatia †
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Tatia's Child †
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Nadedja Petrova ✝
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Valentin Petrov ✝
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Yoana Petrova ✝
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Tsvetan Petrov ✝
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Oleg Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Dragomir Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Hristofar Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Evangeliya Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Filip Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Apostol Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Krastyu Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Georgi Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Albena Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Aleksandrina Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Evgeniya Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Ilija Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Grigor Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Hristina Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Kostadin Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Samuil Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Yosif Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Vladislav Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Marina Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Viktoriya Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Yavor Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Tsvetanka Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Yordanka Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Viktor Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Petar Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Rositsa Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Silviya Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Teodor Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Vladimir Petrov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Sofija Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Katerina Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor, Doppelgänger Of)
  • Natalia Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Nadia Petrova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Aleksandar Ivanov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Evangeliya Ivanova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Hristo Ivanov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Ilia Ivanov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Tatiana Ivanova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Stanimir Ivanov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Sergei Ivanov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Petra Ivanova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Marko Ivanov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Anka Ivanova ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Nikol Ivanov ♰
    (Matriarchal Ancestor)
  • Michael Gilbert ✝
    (Paternal Grandfather)
  • Sarah Gilbert ✝
    (Paternal Grandmother)
  • William Flemming
    (Maternal Grandfather)
  • Mary Flemming
    (Maternal Grandmother)
  • Elizabeth Flemming
    (Matriarchal First Aunt)
  • Rebecca Flemming
    (Matriarchal First Aunt)
  • Samuel Flemming
    (Matriarchal First Uncle)
  • Heather Flemming
    (Matriarchal First Aunt)
  • Benjamin Flemming
    (Matriarchal First Uncle)
  • Gabriella Flemming
    (Matriarchal First Aunt)
  • Jack Flemming
    (Matriarchal First Uncle)
  • Felicia Flemming
    (Matriarchal First Aunt)
  • Malcolm Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Uncle)
  • Randolph Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Uncle)
  • Lincoln Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Uncle)
  • MacKenzie Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Uncle)
  • Ford Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Uncle)
  • Sylvia Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Aunt)
  • Lindsey Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Aunt)
  • Eldridge Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Uncle)
  • Grayson Gilbert ✝
    (Patriarchal Uncle, Adoptive Father)
  • Miranda Gilbert ✝
    (Patriarchal Aunt, Adoptive Mother)
  • Jenna Sommers ✝
    (Adoptive Matriarchal Aunt, Legal Guardian)
  • John Gilbert ✝
    (Biological Father)
  • Isobel Flemming ✝
    (Biological Mother)
  • Alaric J. Saltzman
    (Ex-Stepfather, Legal Guardian)
  • Jeremy Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin, Adoptive Younger Brother)
  • Shawn Gilbert
    (Patriarchal FirstCousin)
  • Lucas Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Eugene Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Cody Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Sam Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Claudia Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Stacey Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Jennipher Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Kimberley Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Patrick Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Justin Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Liam Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Frank Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Meaghan Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Leah Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Scott Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Damien Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Victoria Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Fraser Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Sarah Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Hamilton Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Nicole Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Keegan Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)
  • Bradley Gilbert
    (Patriarchal First Cousin)

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Supernatural Information
Significant Kills

  • Alaric Saltzman
  • Connor Jordan
  • Jeremy Gilbert
Cause of Death

  • Blood Drainage (1st time as a human)
  • Drowning (2nd time as a human)
  • Explosion (3rd time as a vampire)
Killed By

  • Niklaus Mikaelson (1st time/as a human)
  • Rebekah Mikaelson (2nd time/as a human)
  • Damon Salvatore (3rd time/as a vampire)
Appearance
First Seen

  • Pilot
Last Seen

  • I'm Thinking Of You All The While
Physical Appearance
Height

  • 5'6" (1.68 m)
Hair Color

  • Brown
Eye Color

  • Brown

Elena Marie Gilbert (b. June 22nd, 1992 in Mystic Falls, Virginia, U.S.A.) is the main female protagonist of The Vampire Diaries. At the beginning of the series, Elena appears to be a regular human girl, but is then revealed to be a Petrova doppelgänger. In the Season Three Finale, she becomes a vampire despite never wanting to be one. In I'd Leave My Happy Home For You, she takes the cure to become human again. 

Elena has been struggling to live a normal life ever since her adoptive parents, Miranda and Grayson Gilbert, died in a car accident when she was seventeen years old. Her life also changes drastically as she and her friends are caught up in the supernatural world that surrounds them and are forced to face powerful supernatural enemies.

Elena is described as a star student. She is popular, sporty, smart, compassionate, empathetic, caring and friendly. She can be very vulnerable and a damsel in distress.

Elena is best friends with Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Matt Donovan, as well as her current boyfriend, Damon Salvatore. She is also close friends with her ex-boyfriend, Stefan Salvatore. Her actions and beliefs throughout the series have been most influenced by her on-and-off romantic relationships with the Salvatore brothers, as well as by her antagonistic relationship with Katerina Petrova. 

In Season One, Elena is still coping with her parents’ death when she meets a mysterious new student at Mystic Falls High School, Stefan Salvatore. Elena and Stefan fall in love with each other. However, not long after that, Elena discovers that both Stefan and his brother, Damon, are vampires. She also becomes aware of the existence of Katherine Pierce, the woman who turned the Salvatore brothers into vampires in 1864, and to whom Elena bears a striking physical resemblance. In the process, Elena discovers a shocking truth - she was adopted, and her real parents are John Gilbert, her "uncle", and Isobel Flemming, Alaric's wife.

In Season Two, Elena learns that she is Katherine’s doppelgänger, which explains their identical appearance. Because of this, an Original Vampire, Klaus, wants to use her in a sacrifice to break an ancient curse. Despite Elena’s and her friends’ best efforts, the sacrifice takes place. Her biological father, John, sacrifices his own life to keep Elena alive and human. However, Klaus kills Elena’s aunt Jenna.

After Jeremy's death in Season Four, at Damon's command to ease her pain, she turned off her humanity. Vampires in rare cases form a sire bond to the one who turned them, based on how strong their human feelings were before transitioning. After a brief time, she was finally able to regain her humanity after a surprising plan was carried out by Damon and Matt. 

During the events of Season Five, Elena's body was also possessed by Katherine, who was attempting to escape her fate caused by the effects of the cure. It took a while for Elena's friends to discover Katherine's deceit and when she died, she left a 'little present' in the form of infecting Elena's body with a deadly toxin, but this was later cured. Near the end of the season, she and Damon got back together near the end of the season, but it was short-lived. After Stefan's shocking death, in order to bring him and others back from The Other Side, Damon, Elena and Caroline devised a plan, involving Olivia Parker performing a spell that the Travelers had used to bring back their leader, Markos. However, the spell was interrupted before Damon could pass through the Anchor, Bonnie, and as the Other Side began to disintegrate, Elena and her friends were left heartbroken by their impending deaths.

For most of her life Elena lived at 2104 Maple Street, in the Gilbert family house. In Season Four, she briefly moved to the Salvatore Boarding House, when her brother, Jeremy, became a member of The Five and developed an uncontrollable urge to kill vampires, making it impossible for them to live together. Later than season, after Jeremy’s death, Elena burned down the Gilbert house. After that, she lived in the Salvatore Boarding House for several months, before moving to the Whitmore College dorm, where she still currently lives.

She attended Mystic Falls High School from Seasons One to Four, where she was a cheerleader, honor student, and one of the most popular girls in the school. Elena wanted to become a great writer and she has a diary in which she writes everything that happens in her life. She was originally turned in this direction by her adoptive mother, who gave Elena her first diary when she was ten. As of Season Five, she attends Whitmore College and majors in pre-med, wanting to become a doctor.

Elena is the last member of the Petrova Family and a member of the Gilbert Family.

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