“While Damon’s summer of love was arguably the happiest few months of his 160-odd years, the past few days have been a little more trying. Despite Elena’s earnest declarations of love for him, Damon is now facing the guilt that his brother was suffering immeasurably while he was shacking up, and that Elena is supernaturally linked to his brother — getting psychic feelings about him, and perhaps fated to be Stefan’s soul mate by the universe. But the bond between Damon and Stefan will not be weakened — not by the knowledge that Stefan is just one of many Silas doppelgängers, not by the threat that Stefan poses to Damon’s happiness with Elena, not by an uber-powerful back-from-the-dead controlling paranoid crazy Traveler-witch with an unpronounceable name. In Original Sin, Damon proves again that when it comes to protecting Stefan, he will be his bravest and best self.”—(x)
don't you think it's weird how elena was criticizing damon's plan and damon as a whole for not telling about them to stefan, when they were just having fun together but then she didn't tell a word about her and damon to stefan when she got the chance. She just spent the whole day flirting with him and done more harm than damon could ever have done with his plan, at least defan is cute, stelena is gross
I WAS JUST ABOUT TO MAKE A TEXT POST ABOUT THIS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I do think it’s incredibly hypocritical of Elena to get mad at Damon for not telling Stefan about her, but to keep it a secret that she was with Damon.
At least Damon was actually helping Stefan, he wasn’t fucking around. He was explaining to Stefan about their lives and Stefan’s blood addiction—he wasn’t flirting or being cute or leading Stefan on like Elena was.
And you’re right, at this point in the show Stelena is gross.
No matter how tvd has pitted them against one another, that does not mean we as their stans have to be so. Yes, I stan Damon, but I also respect Stefan. I view each character with their strengths and flaws, even Damon. It doesn’t have to be an automatic reflex to hate one brother because you favour the other.
There’s no ‘good brother’, there’s no ‘bad brother’, they’re both complex, flawed characters who do occasionally make questionable decisions. They’re vampires, there is no black and white but shades of grey. And, I don’t know about you, but i think that’s more intriguing than the former.
I don’t stand for Damon hate and Stefan hate, or even hate of any kind. It’s the first thing that will trigger an unfollow on my part.
First off, I think Damon is sort of terrible to Stefan. But I don’t think it’s a lack of care - it’s more an abusive type of love. With Liz and Silas, Damon shows his worry. Silas even plays into his possessiveness a little. And he pretty much does everything but say pretty please with a cherry on top to Liz.
But Damon’s reactions are controlled and distant with Elena. He doesn’t call Stefan by his name or mention that her ex is actually his little brother.
I really don’t think it’s because he doesn’t care. It’s more that he’s feeling guilty about having a fun summer when someone besides him was causing Stefan agony.
And. Like. Canonically? Damon and Elena haven’t really Talked About Stefan all that much. Elena expressing regret that she ignored her feelings and had fun with Damon and telling Damon that her love for Stefan doesn’t mean she’s going to fall out of love with Damon is about as honest as they’ve been regarding the whole ‘I used to date your little brother and ps now i’m psychically linked to him’
This doesn’t mean Damon doesn’t care about Stefan. It means Damon is avoiding painful conversations with Elena and when he’s with Elena he’s sort of blocking the part where Stefan is his brother as well as Elena’s ex. This isn’t the healthiest way to deal.
But it’s absolutely not a sign that he no longer cares about Stefan.
I don’t ship Delena or Stelena but seriously like what are the writers doing with Delena
Is the only think they can do is have sex or something? Like seriously
It’s all I’ve seen them do since they got together, I mean sure I love seeing Damon naked and everything but all I’m thinking about is Stefan drowning and thinking of Elena while she’s fucking his brother.
If your going to do Delena do it fucking right and make sure Elena has NOTHING to do with Stefan and he has nothing to do with Elena. the end. period. I want Stefan and Damon happy after everything they have been through.
it makes me so sad that in that spoiler a little while ago about stefan’s hallucinations it was like “and for those who are a fan of the salvatore brothers dynamic..etcetc”. those who are a fan. like, it’s so awful to me that people who support defan are addressed as a minority. that there are so few people who support this bond.
this show isnt ABOUT who’s fucking elena special snowflake gilbert. it’s not about ships. it’s about family relationships. (damon&stefan, elena&jeremy, and the originals when they were on the show). it’s ABOUT the salvatore brothers. it’s about their relationship and the obstacles that get in their way that cause them to have to grow as characters in order to get along again.
people are so obsessed with “picking a brother” for some reason to coddle miss elena that they miss the entire point of the show. i mean, people have every right to interpret the show how they please, but i just wish more people would see that the bond between the salvatore brothers is one of the most important things on the show.
Why do I think that at the end of the season - it’s actually going to be the opposite of the hallucinations. I really don’t think that Damon would want him to shut off his humanity at all. I mean after everything they went through last season w/ Elena. I doubt it.
People are pissing me off saying damon doesnt love stefan…..LIKE I CANNOT EVEN….
Damon’s way of dealing with pain is shutting off his humanity, its the only things he knows how to do, so of course that would be the first thing he thinks of when trying to help stefan forget about the pain. Its not cause he dosnt love his brother. And its not like stefan hasn’t shut off this humanity before……Ya’ll are dumb if you think damon doesnt love stefan, and need to re-watch the whole series.
but it isn’t even really damon but what stefan hallucinate damon would say
Lexi met Damon as a brother that hated his little brother.
“You know the hate you’re feeling, towards Stefan, towards everyone, you think you have it under control, but you don’t. It will get the best of you.” - Lexi to Damon, 2x15
Damon knew she was there for Stefan at a time he should have been there for him. Damon wanted the best for Stefan but he couldn’t help him.
"Help him. He needs it." - Damon to Lexi, 2x15
Lexi knew about everything the brothers have been through. All the bad stuff, all the mistakes Damon made.
When Stefan and Damon met in 1942, Damon was at a point in his life when he wanted to do good. He wanted to change things, wanted to change the relationship with his brother. All the guilt he felt and the mistakes he made.. He wanted to restart life and be there for his little brother. Lexi destroyed that for him. She told him he was bad for him and Stefan was better off without him. Damon - always thinking that he wasn’t enough - easily believed her and let his brother go, even though he never wanted to.
After that, Damon lost his humanity. Maybe the reason was that he was alone, that he wasn’t able to live the life he wanted with his little brother.
"I’ve pretty much been on my own since our little fall out in 1912. Did you ever think that I just need my little brother?" - Damon to Lexi, 4x08
When Damon was out of control, Lexi came for help. She wanted to help Damon, not because it was important to her, but because Stefan asked her to. Stefan always cared for Damon, even though he thought Damon left him alone in 1942. This time, Damon destroyed everything. And again, it was all about Lexi.
From this point on, the relationship between Stefan and Damon was a mess, Damon’s humanity was gone for good and he made many bad choices. When Stefan and Damon met the next time and Damon got to know Elena, Damon started to change. Slowly his humanity started to sneak its way back in, and with it, all the guilt came back too.
When Lexi showed up in Mystic Falls, every bad memory, every bad choice Damon has made, everything sank back in.
"She became a walking, talking reminder of all the awful things I’d done. I managed to avoid her for decades, and then she just shows up in Mystic Falls to wish my baby bro Happy Birthday, and boom… rush of memories, rush of guilt" - Damon 4x17
The worst memories for Damon with Lexi were • when they first met, 1864 • Stefan’s rippah phase • when he had to let go of Stefan, 1942 • when she wanted to help him on Stefan’s order, 1972
Everything had to do with Stefan and always was Lexi the one who was in the way. So when Damon saw Lexi again, all those memories and the guilt rushed back in and it was too much to handle for him. Damon was never one to know how to handle that kind of emotions, so the only way for him to make it stop, was to kill her. For him, killing Lexi meant a new start with his brother, a new life with his brother that Lexi made impossible.
"So you kill her?" - Elena
"Out of sight, out of mind."- Damon
Maybe it was only fear that Lexi could come between them again, just like she always did. Just think about it .. Right after Lexi’s death, Damon started changing. He tried to be a better person and a better brother.
I got the town off our back, it was for the greater good, but I’m sorry. And to prove it, I’m not going to feed on a human for at least a..week. I’ll adopt the Stefan diet, only nothing with feathers - Damon 1x09
I still think that Damon doesn’t fully regret killing Lexi. For him, she was the reason for many times that things didn’t work out with his brother. So killing Lexi was the only thing he could do to get closer to his brother because Lexi wouldn’t let him. Even though Damon knew it would hurt Stefan, he also knew that this time, he wouldn’t leave him. Damon knew that this time, he would be there to catch his little brother.
I mostly agree. It definitely doesn’t excuse some of the things Damon’s done, but Damon is Damon and he reacted to all of it in a very believable Damon way. He’s brash and impulsive and doesn’t respond to things the way other people do; that’s his character and his personality. This is why it really shits me when people compare him to Stefan and bitch about his shortcomings - people, HE ISN’T STEFAN, so stop judging them with the same standards; everybody has their unique individual flaws. Once again, I don’t believe it excuses the murder - killing Lexi is a bit over-the-top, just my personal opinion - but at least this sheds light on everything that had piled up for Damon emotionally and mentally that caused such an excessive reaction.