Before she was a vampire, Elena trained to be a vampire hunter. She was only moderately successful.
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We're going to miss this crinkly, cute nose Elena face, too. As well as about a million more faces.
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We're going to miss this funny little face Elena Gilbert makes when she hears something silly and slightly unbelievable. It's the face we made when we learned Nina Dobrev was leaving The Vampire Diaries.
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Human high-schooler Elena didn't need food for breakfast. A quickie with her hot vampire boyfriend was enough to keep her going all day long.
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Before she loved Damon, Elena loved Stefan. Two epic loves in one short, 18 year existence? That's pretty fantastic.
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Sire bond be damned! Elena Gilbert loves Damon Salvatore. We mostly just love the way she rips his shirt off here.
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In addition to having the best ballgowns around, Mystic Falls also had one of the best period costume shops. Elena and Co. loved to dress up for Caro's crazy dances.
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Aside from her 18th birthday party and that time she took a shot and then almost DIED, Elena was a pretty good party girl.
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Vampire Diaries Quotes

Elena: I wanna remember.
Damon: Well you're a day late and a dollar short honey.
Elena: I mean I wanna try. Knowing there is this whole piece of my life missing it's driving me crazy, ok? So I have to at least try to get it back.

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.