Why do we love Klaus?
>>Because he kicks the Salvatores’ asses – repeatedly, and without prejudice. Klaus is the epitome of hopelessness in Dark Reunion. Even Damon – DAMON! – acknowledges that to fight Klaus is to lose. (And Klaus brings out the best in the eldest Salvatore brother, we’ve gotta say. It’s not often Damon isn’t the biggest badass in town.) While we know by now not to get too attached to the book versions of characters – the show has fully become its own entity – we’re still incredibly excited about the possibilities Klaus’ arrival brings to Mystic Falls. He may be different (and that includes physical appearance), but we’re fairly certain that his capacity for straight-up evil will translate intact.
Why should you be excited if you haven’t read the books?
>>They have to top Katherine. There’s no way around it. And Katherine is possibly the best TV villain to grace our screens since… Um, we can’t even remember the last TV villain that rocked this hard. Lucia of Heroine TV once said that if Katherine was a James Bond villain, James Bond would be dead; the woman delivers on her promises/threats. Her alphabet of plans has more than 26 letters. It’s not enough to make Klaus – as one of our Twitter followers put it – the Chuck Norris of the TVD universe (“you don’t find Klaus, he finds you”); we must believe instantly that Katherine is afraid of him. His cruelty must make Katherine look like a (very naughty) Girl Scout. We’ve become accustomed to our villains being gray on Vampire Diaries – as Memory Lane and Katerina implied, even Katherine has her moments of tenderness – but Klaus has to walk into town and raze everything to the ground. This is going to be the ultimate game of Survivor – Outwit. Outlast. Outplay. Outlive. Katherine’s been doing it for 500 years; Team Badass is going to get the ultimate crash course.
Our big questions:
Is Klaus really interested in breaking the Curse of the Sun and the Moon?
>>So far we know stakes don’t kill Originals. But they are affected by vervain and it’s been implied that even Originals aren’t fond of werewolves, though it’s unclear if a werewolf bite will affect them as it does a run-of-the-mill vampire. In short, what weapons will be needed to truly take on an Original?
How will Klaus be different from Elijah? Elijah’s a pretty smooth operator; how is Klaus going to make him look like a Girl Scout? What powers does he have that would make even Elijah defer to him?
Elijah didn’t seems surprised that Katherine wasn’t in the tomb. Has Klaus been stalking Katherine for the past century and a half, just like Katherine has been stalking Stefan?
>>We’ve learned Katherine’s origin story. How epic will his be? Or do we even want to know?
Will he be wearing a dirty trenchcoat?!
Per the casting call, is Klaus really only around a thousand years old, or was that just a way of saying “he’s really freaking old”?
Okay, seriously, who’s going to be badass enough to play Klaus?
So what do you guys think? Sure, let casting speculation begin, but what do you hope Klaus brings to the TVD Party?