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Julie Plec Teases Birth of "Supernatural Heroine" on The Vampire Diaries

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The Vampire Diaries will start over this fall.

That's how Julie Plec put it during an interview with E! News at the ATX Television Festival in Austin last week, as the producer focused on the main storyline heading into the Vampire Diaries Season 4 - Elena Gilbert as a vampire - and said:

"We're starting a new story. Same world, same characters, same feelings, same everything but for our ingénue, and our heroine, we are beginning."

Elena Gilbert Photograph

Considering how transitioning typically emphasizes a human being's most dominant personality traits - Caroline is more bubbly, Damon more… Damon-y - what can fans expect from a blood-sucking Elena?

"Her compassion is her gift and her Achilles heel," says Plec. "She is fiercely loyal, fiercely protective, and very, very compassionate to those around her in that she can see the good and the bad. When all that stuff gets amplified, it's going to make her, hopefully, kind of a badass... it's like the birth of a supernatural heroine."

But Elena was also in a dark place even before turning, experiencing guilt over all the pain she's caused those around her.

How might that play out in vampire form? Explained Plec:

"Elena's dark side, so to speak, is actually in her deep, deep, deep connection to other people, whether they are light or dark. So now that these things get magnified, it is her connection to darker things and darker people, is that going to bloom at all or is she still going to be the infallible heroine? I think that grief can do a lot to send somebody off their rocker a little bit, so who knows what she could go through as a vampire."

No one but Plec and her team, that's for sure. We won't find out until TVD returns in October, but you can relive the past three seasons now when you watch Vampire Diaries online at TV Fanatic!

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Xxmrskolmikaelsenxx

eeww, why would you think I'm kitty. There are times I want to cut him wide open. And I hate what usually happens on this show. Do I sound like I would say something like that to myself? Wtf, get over yourselves. Retards!

Floralovesgurlplz

oooh and i think that borednow has more than one account!if you see asuka's comment is like he copy-paste a comment from borednow! oooh and I think that pffff has more than one account! If you see the ten other comments in this page and even older ones, it's like he/she copy-pasted comments from pfff. Why? Because of the horrible spelling and whining. Lol. Oh, and I'm not implying anything, but I love how Jane pops out immediately after someone insults BN, like all the time. You see how easy it is to assume you have multi-names too? Lol.

Floralovesgurlplz

oooh and i think that borednow has more than one account! Wow, you're a genius. Why is it even necessary for him to be "Asuka" when like five to six other people (the "same boring people") are agreeing with him? And seriously, as long as I've been here I think I'd know him well enough to not do something like that. Your denial of this many people having criticism with your show just prevents you from accepting reality. Oh, and BN himself has called many people out on making obvious multi-names to make their selves look good. So it'd be ironic if he did the same thing. LOL and I'm assuming you're the friend he got in his inbox.

Ilkvomit

Quoth Mary-sue ;)

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

Elena's annoying as hell, but I haven't given up hope yet. But what's with the "It's hopefully going to make her a badass"? You're the writer, Julie, even if YOU have to "hope" for her to become a badass, YOU AIN'T DOIN YA JOB RIGHT.
LOL, well thats because Plec writes on the fly. Coherence and planning are something she has not even heard of. hence the dozens of asspull moments in the show. oooh and i think that borednow has more than one account!if you see asuka's comment is like he copy-paste a comment from borednow
Oh now this accusation is just pathetic. Clearly there can't be so many people disagreeing with the shit writing of the show that everyone must be one person! feeling better now? :)

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Great comment @ pffff lol

Ilkvomit

Anyhow,i really wish Julie Plec would keep her overweight wannabe goth mouth shut.These teases suck !! Btw ...... Bring on a New vampire addicted to Bath Salts hahaha.Now thats something I would watch

Ilkvomit

Lmao @Borednow and his new profile Asuka.

Fortyseven

I wasn't ready to quit but I might now.

Elenalovesspn

Elena's annoying as hell, but I haven't given up hope yet. But what's with the "It's hopefully going to make her a badass"? You're the writer, Julie, even if YOU have to "hope" for her to become a badass, YOU AIN'T DOIN YA JOB RIGHT.
The most exciting thing about next season is probably Klaroline - with Klaus back in his own body. Please don't make it Forwood 2.0