Damon Salvatore is one of the main male protagonists of the supernatural romance drama series, The Vampire Diaries. He is the former antagonist of the first season and is the older brother of Stefan Salvatore. He is also best friends with Alaric Saltzman and Bonnie Bennett and is the main love interest and husband of Elena Gilbert.

The Vampire Diaries

Season One

Return to Mystic Falls

Damon Salvatore, the older, stronger and villainous vampire brother of Stefan Salvatore return to his hometown Mystic Falls with unknown motives.

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Taking place after the previous season finale, Damon is furious that Elena has become a vampire and takes his anger out on Stefan, blaming him for not saving Elena and everything she is going through, especially the difficult choice to either fully become a vampire or die. In order to cope with his anger and desiring revenge, Damon takes the last remaining White Oak Stake and attempts to kill Rebekah as she is responsible for Elena becoming a vampire. However, Damon and Rebekah are ambushed when the Town Council begin hunting down all the vampires in Mystic Falls since their identities have been exposed. Rebekah is captured, but Damon manages to escape and returns to the Gilbert house, only to find Elena and Stefan gone. Damon reunited with Meredith and Liz and attempt to think of where Elena and Stefan could be held captive until Matt arrives. Furious, Damon attacks Matt on site and attempts to strangle him, blaming Matt for Elena becoming a vampire, but is talked down by Meredith and Liz and sets Matt free.

Damon and everyone resume thinking of possible locations where Elena and Stefan are captured, until Matt suggests the cattle ranch on the outskirts of Mystic Falls, belonging to Pastor Young, the new leader of the Town Council. Together Damon and Matt set off to rescue Stefan and Elena. Upon arriving at the ranch, Damon attempts to lure Pastor Young out and offer a trade, exchange Matt's life for Elena and Stefan's freedom, but he refuses and shoots Damon. Pastor Young's men attempt to subdue Damon, but instead he lures them into his trap and kills them and threatens to kill Matt, still furious and fully placing him responsible for Elena's current state. Damon almost kills Matt, until he is stopped by Elena who has now fully become a vampire while Stefan takes Matt away.

Alone together, Elena confronts Damon about his actions and during their talk, Elena reveals she remembers everything Damon ever compelled her to forget and brings up the night they truly first met. Elena and Damon's conversation continues and Elena questions if Damon was in Stefan's position instead would he have saved Matt if she asked. However, Damon quickly answers he would have saved Elena in a heartbeat. Elena is angered and disappointed, believing Matt would be dead as Damon simply couldn't let go of her. However, Damon defends himself against Elena, revealing if he saved her instead, she would have gotten everything she ever dreamed to grow up and have a life she always dreamed as a human. Elena is awestruck and now finds the love triangle between Damon, Elena and Stefan has ignited even further as Damon understands Elena's wishes to remain human and have a life for herself.

Since the events, Damon finally allows himself to grieve about losing Alaric and goes to drink at the Mystic Falls Grill while refusing to let anyone sit in Alaric's seat. However, an explosion has occurred at the Pastor Young's ranch, killing the entire Town Council and immediately, everyone suspects Damon is responsible and is soon confronted by Liz.

Season Five

Season Six

Season Seven

The season begins shortly sometime after the events of the season six finale. Damon is heartbroken over his seperation from Elena and in order to cope with his grief, takes Alaric who is also grieving about losing Jo to Europe. However, they aren't alone and Bonnie comes with them to keep them from doing anything stupid.

Season Eight


Elena Gilbert

Elena Gilbert is Damon's girlfriend after season 5 and wife after season 8.Damon already loved her in begining of the series.However Elena was with Stefan.After she became a vampire, developed Passionate feelings for him, they eventually get married in the series finale.

Katherine Pierce

Katherine was Damon's girlfriend in 1864,howowe she was most interested with Stefan.They had some time together.Katherine turned them both into vampires and left.Damon spent 150 years loving her.When she came back,they shared a hook up scene but when Kat said it was always Stefan,he never loved her again and they became enemies.

Caroline Forbes

Caroline was Damon's ex in season 1.This was a under compulsion relationship and Damon only used her.


Rose was a vampire who Damon developed a close friendship and bond.They were also friends with benefits

Rebekah Mikaelson

Rebekah Mikaelson is an Original Vampire who had a brief fling with Damon.They had 2 sex scenes.Rebekah thought Damon loved her.

Andie Star

Andie Star was news reporter and Damon's former girlfriend and she died


Charlotte is a vampire who harboured an obsessive love for Damon, revealed to be due to a sirebond developed between them.



Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 8


  • Damon's closest and best friends are Elena Gilbert, Alaric Saltzman, Elizabeth Forbes and Bonnie Bennett.
  • Damon is 178 years old, but is biologically 25 years old.
  • Damon was a member of the Founders Town Council and later it's leader.
  • Damon is responsible for turning Isobel Fleming, Elena's biological mother into a vampire.

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