Ethan is the leader of the Vitale Society and a friendly student who wants Matt and eventually Stefan to join them. Ethan reveals to Stefan that one of Klaus's descendants turned him and that he plans to resurrect him at the equinox. He needs the blood of his descendants however which is where Stefan and Damon come in. Ethan was transformed by an unknown vampire lady during his trip to Europe.
Ethan and his army of vampires, are determined to resurrect Klaus. Elena, his friends and werewolves origins, launching an assault in the forest against the newly-born vampires. After a short fight between Stefan and Ethan, Klaus finally resurrected. Ethan knelt in front of the naked body of the powerful vampire origins and uttered one word: Klaus. This is so impressed that he did not foresee the gesture Klaus: he tore his head.
Ethan is described as handsome and tall, with golden hazel eyes, curly dark hair, and a warm smile.
Ethan is kind, wise, and a good leader. However, he has an obsession with Klaus and vampires, because his goal is the return of the Old One at all costs.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Compulsion: The supernatural ability to control and manipulate the body, mind, and soul of an animal or person.
- Weather Control: The supernatural ability allows influence meteorological energy patterns, creating rain, wind, hail, lightning, snow, sleet, fog and temperature changes.
- Elemental Manipulation: The supernatural ability to control and manipulate the elements of air, earth, fire, water, lightning, etc.
- Animal Control: The supernatural ability can handle all kinds of wild animals or domestic. Normally you can only control a species at a time.
- Healing: The supernatural ability to heal all infections and injuries at an accelerated speed.
- Immortality: The supernatural ability of eternal life and youth.
- Senses: The supernatural ability to hear, see, smell, and taste beyond the human limit.
- Shapeshifting: The supernatural ability to alter and change the physical form of ones self.
- Speed: The supernatural ability to jump, move and run at superhuman velocity.
- Strength: The supernatural ability of abnormal strength.
- Illusion: It is capable of disrupting the reality of one or more things at once. The Illusion is limited, since it uses a short time but because the neutralization of the enemy and does not usually give orders to the victims.
- Telepathy: The supernatural ability can communicate mentally with other vampires without physical contact and long distances.
- Immunity - The Old Ones can not be destroyed by sunlight, fire, wood, werewolf bite, decapitation, extraction of heart, etc. The only thing that could hurt them is the White Ash Wood.
- Uninvited: A vampire cannot enter a home that have not been invited inside of.
- Running water: A vampire can not cross above running water but can tunnel benwith it.
- Veil Matter(Ghost): A vampire can not hurt and defeat a ghost. But ghosts can manifest and send a vampire to a place where you can not do more damage.
- White Oak Tree: It is known that the ashes of the white oak tree can hurt an old one, its presumed an actual stake made of a white oak tree can hurt or kill an old one.
- Guardian's Blood: According to a legend, the blood of a Guardian born of a Principal Guardian would kill Old Ones.
- Ethan is masculine name of Hebrew origin. The name means "firmness", "steadfast", or "long-lived".
- Other spellings of Ethan are Ethen, Ethin, Ethyn, Ethon, Ethun, Eitan, Etan, Eithan, Eithen, Eithin, Eithyn, Eithon, Eithun, Eythan, and Eytan.
- Chronologically, it is unknown if Ethan is going to appear on the TV series.
- In the TV Series, Atticus Shane shares similarities with Ethan.
- During the conversation with Stefan, Ethan mentions that he needs the blood of the descendants of Klaus, however,
- Katherine von Swartzschild was destroyed.
- Elena Gilbert became human again.
- Damon Salvatore was turned into a human but turn back into a vampire again by the Princess Jessalyn D'Aubigne.
- Ethan is the first character to confirm the fate of Klaus after being defeated by Elena and the ghosts of the Civil War.
- Ethan is also similar to The Master from the hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both tried to bring back the Old Ones of their respective universes.