Tag: Character Analysis

Selfless Redeemer or Selfish Controller? – Why Elijah Made Klaus a Worse Person

  Elijah and Klaus were no doubt the dynamic duo of The Originals. The Robin and Batman of the vampire world (unfortunately for many, minus the revealing suits), the bloodsucking murderous Bert and Ernie of the CW, the Analyze and picture-of-Analyze of the fanged figures. Two pees in a pot. And a heartwarming pot it …

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A Doomed Relationship – Why Klaus Could Never Have Been a Good Father to Marcel

  I can say with confidence that the best new relationship The Originals introduced was the one between the controlling Klaus Mikaelson and his obstinate son Marcel Gerard. And one of the reasons for this is that it is in its very essence a tragic relationship. One that had so many positive emotions and kindness …

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Life Among Giants – Marcel’s Childhood

  The Originals introduced many great new characters to us: Camille the brave bartender, Davina the young but powerful New Orleans witch, newby vampire Josh. All of whom have their own dynamics with the originals. But perhaps the most complex new character-dynamic introduced is the one between Klaus and Marcel. This article aims to take …

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“You Do Not Talk to Abominations” – Elijah’s Dilemma

  The Originals is a show about many things: It’s a show about old vampires warring amongst each other, it’s about the reclaiming of a home, it’s about parents and children, and perhaps most crucially, it’s about the relationships between the Mikaelson siblings. The oldest of these, dating back even to the second season of …

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Mother & Monster – Esther’s Immorality

  Family, as I’m sure all viewers know, is a very central theme to The Originals. More specifically how parents shape their children, is a very important topic. From how Klaus shaped Marcel, to how Mikael shaped Klaus, to how Klaus might shape Hope. But despite a great focus on Mikael in this regard, and …

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Of Monsters & Men – How the Originals See Themselves

  As watchers of The Originals I think we all love the members of the original family. We’ve spent many hours watching them. Seeing their history, their pain, their pleasure, their tears and their smiles. But I hope most of us realise that, while we enjoy watching them, if we knew them in real life, …

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Camille’s Descent – A Look at the Importance of Camille’s Choices in “You Hung the Moon”

  I just finished the most recent episode of  The Originals,  You Hung the Moon, and I’ve decided that instead of doing any sort of review of the whole thing, I’m going to simply comment on something which I think was an episode highlight:  Camille.  Now, many fans overlook Camille as a character, as nothing …

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Becoming the Destroyer – A Psychological Analysis of Mikael

  With Mikael’s death in the most recent episode of “The Originals” and considering what his final conversation with Klaus was about, I thought it was time for me to write down some of my thoughts about what made Mikael who he is. We know him as the destroyer, the vampire who hunts vampires and …

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