Here are my thoughts on the anchor.
1) Being the anchor makes you the Ultimate medium of sorts, you can see and touch ghosts. You are basically the "Original Medium" right?
i think that while an anchor is half on the other side and half on the living, a medium (or ressurected person) has a slight footing on the other side thus allowing you to see ghosts but not touch them.
2) Did Bonnie just became a PARADOX ANCHOR? i feel like being the anchor did not ressurect her, instead it lifted off her veil, and only her veil, allowing her to interect with the living.
she is half on each side but is still technically a ghost unlike Amara who was (in her last moments) a human anchor. i say this because Tessa needed an immortal being to carry the other side's burden which is why she chose Bonnie because she can't die.
Am i correct? is Bonnie immortal? ( i mean she a ghost so she's just gonna revive like Vaughn in S04) so does that mean she has became a paradox. killing her would not destroy the other side anymore cause she's just gonna come back from the there?
3) Also, why didn't Bonnie remember touching amara when she died in S04? or anybody else for that matter? Rose? Anna? Alaric? Jeremy?
"So how's it like over there "
"Oh, it's not so bad, i like it here. although, i had to touch this creepy statue to cross the other side. actually...it looks a lot like Elena..."
Could someone please answer question 3, i mean it's an obvious plot hole so far, how come no one noticed?
Number three is a non-question; that was a misunderstood subject with misunderstood concepts and ideas.
Basically, Bonnie became The Anchor after ANY of those events ever happened, so they never had any ramifications upon her. Amara was NOT a doppelganger, she was a human--therefore she went to the "afterlife" and never was going to go to the Other-Side unless she had somehow killed herself without taking the cure (which would be fairly hard to accomplish).
Everyone else, like Alaric, have never crossed over. They have the option at all times to go to the Other-Side, but they are keeping an eye on things on the "normal" side. If you recall the episode in which Katherine was "supposedly" going to kick the bucket, we see everyone that has yet to cross over--they appear in their ghost forms as Bonnie and Jeremy let eevryone know who is there and what they are saying.
That covers basically all of question 3. Like I said, it is just a misunderstood point, somehow. I'm unsure where exactly people have it confused and mixed up (as Bonnie ONLY became the Anchor when Tessa used her grimoire--a personal item of Bonnie's--to attach the spell for the Anchor, to it; at the same time Amara died and Silas passed through Amara, just before she passed on--just before Amara dies she also loses the Anchor to Bonnie).
What do you mean by "everyone else, like Alaric, have never crossed over. They have the option at all times". Alaric is on the Other Side. I think you misunderstood what he meant by "keeping an eye". It meant he was watching over everyone from the Other Side. And I don't think its even possible to choose whether or not a ghost wants to cross over to the Other Side. Jesse wasn't ready, yet he felt "obligated" to touch Bonnie and cross over.
You know what, you are absolutely right and I have had this idea screwed up in my mind for awhile now. Basically, everyone passes over after a bit of time passes, shortly after their death--this became ridiculously apparent to me when I watched the last episode. It happened to Matt, and when Matt went over, Vickie was there (who happened to be AT the little "pow-wow" to send off Katherine). So I've had a very large misinterpretation of how the Other-Side and The Anchor were completing their respective jobs. With this, I misunderstood the concept of ghosts entirely.
But, thanks to this misunderstanding, it now leads me down a VERY large and new line of thinking and questions to raise and ask. One thing I can think of is that Matt needs to go and find Jeremy immediately and have him try and contact Vickie--since Jeremy's ability is based on ghosts themselves and whether he's looking for them and they are looking for Jeremy. Jeremy in turn may be the ONLY person right now that can still find out where all of these spirits are going to (or at least they can describe it) when the Other-Side seemingly "falls apart" momentarily and suctions anything out nearby the "hole" like the vacuum of space or a hole in a high-altitude jet... BTW, didn't Vickie's disappearing act look a lot like what happened to Katherine, minus the obvious gigantic shadow grabbing her. I'm still going with my bet that these spirits are quite possibly going to a place like the Dark Dimension (where the Phantoms are kept in the books), or at least they are going to the very same destination Katherine went to.
Anyway, back to The Anchor and Bonnie. Now that I understand things correctly, Alaric and everyone else matter even less now when it comes to Bonnie (other than seeing them again on the Other-Side). All of their deaths happened a VERY long time ago when Amara was The Anchor, NOT Bonnie.
Like I said question three is pointless for two reasons: one, Amara took the cure this made her human (she NEVER was a witch like Silas, just a human and since she was the "original" she was also NOT a doppelganger)--so the ONLY way she could pass over to the Other-Side and be with Silas was to remain immortal and somehow die, or become another type of supernatural and then die. But, she merely was a human with The Anchor still spelled upon her, BUT the key with Amara back then was that SINCE she was human she would pass on to the afterlife (the original place everyone went when they die and where all non-supernaturals still go; humans, witches, and werewolves)--NOT the Other-Side. This would mean that the Anchor would have nothing to attach onto when Amara passed on--since she wouldn't become a ghost; at least not in the sense that matters to those that created the spell and control the Other-Side. Essentially destroying the spell in one fell swoop and dropping the veil and letting all the dead located on The Other-Side pass on to the "true" afterlife--letting Amara and Silas unite forever and in eternity (again, Bonnie became The Anchor just moments before Amara died and seconds after Silas had passed on; this made Amara only a human and the two souls pulled apart again thanks to our vengeful ancestor of Bonnie's, Tessa--and the fact that Bonnie wanted to come back and would do it using any means almost available).
This IS something Bonnie should have let happen, not only would it have united the two realms, plus many lovers like Silas and Amara together again (I think this is why vampire and human love was always seen as something "cursed" at the start, because when they both die...humans go to the afterlife and ALL vampires are in The Other-Side; talk about a damper on love); but the current predicament on TVD would more than likely never have happened, or even could (since The Travellers wouldn't be able to perform their spell). As I'm assuming those that control the true afterlife (possibly nature itself) are a tad more powerful than those that control the Other-Side (which is probably witches--lead by a council originally formed before The Anchor was cast and possibly setup by those in the true afterlife; the true afterlife may be the home of the "Celestial Court" and the Guardians...or whatever form they've been given for this TV Universe--this may make Markos very dangerous, as he may be related to either dark spirits or even phantoms--since he "escaped" from The Other-Side, like he was in a jail), who are more than likely glorified babysitters--or even jail-keepers and wardens--while The Anchor was made for two reasons. One, to keep the supernatural separated from the true afterlife. Second, THIS was actually the curse that caused The Travellers to lose their powers entirely or at least it is somehow linked TO IT. Perhaps The Anchor IS "The Moonstone" in this case--meaning if I'm right--Bonnie may be in great jeopardy in many different ways. BUT, it doesn't explain what Markos wants with Mystic Falls--unless he needs to still do something to the Other-Side and/or Stefan/Elena (or both), plus the curse--and of course...the future...!
I hope that clarifies things (better). I sure did screw that up (quite a few posts in this thread are screwed up; but, I've made this mistake big time across many threads on the forum in general; I may have to go fix some of the worst offenders now). But, I'm glad you corrected me on that one bit; now I have a FAR different take on everything. It's starting to make a lot more sense like this. The Other-Side and the true afterlife now make far more sense and I also have a very good idea who is in control of both and what the creation was for The Anchor (and I think it had a few reasons). Beyond this I also understand the major players far better now--where the witches, humans, vampires, werewolves, and splinter witch groups like The Travellers now sit.
Sorry to add so much extra onto the one simple thing you asked--but I wanted to unload the ideas I had about The Anchor before they became hazy.
Im sorry, you misunderstood my third question. What i asked happened in Season 4 when Amara was not yet introduced. When Bonnie lifted the veil to the other side. When she died resurrecting Jeremy, why didn't she have to touch Amara who was the anchor then (Desiccated of course) to pass over to the other side.
The events you described appear to be when Tessa transferred the Anchor spell to Bonnine. When Tessa, Silas and Amara all died. This happened in Season 5.
Therefore, why did no supernatural being, Bonnie included, that died in Seasons 1-4 (when Amara was still the Stone-like Anchor that she was) noticed having to touch this Elena lookalike Statue in order to pass to the other side.
The same reason why vampires and other supernatural creatures, aside from witches, can't see any other beings that inhabit the Otherside. The witches probably crafted a spell that makes the dying forget they passed through the Anchor before reaching the Otherside. This would also help to explain why those wearing the Gilbert rings can't remember their experience of the Otherside. Now that things are beginning to unravel, the spells prohibiting the inhabitants of the Otherside from interacting with one another have broken and Matt can now remember passing through Bonnie as well as his experience on the Otherside.
That is exactly correct, there is a spell in effect that makes every person forget their Anchor experiences (Matt being the ONE exception as noted, as the Other-Side is now failing in structure). To be honest, I think the supernatural creatures that will "go first" or possibly taken away--to the same place that Katherine more than likely is (we'll assume it's the Dark Dimension for now)--will be those that were created using doppelganger blood in any form OR have used doppelganger blood to create an effect, as a catalyst. I say this, since The Travellers cast a spell that was centered ON Stefan and Elena's blood, then sacrificed their people, again using doppelgangers that had been killed as "way-points" to create a very specific effect so they could create or punch a hole in the Other-Side's "barrier" (which for all we know the witches used Amara's or Silas's blood--even a doppelganger--to create The Anchor) and yank Markos into this world using Stefan and Elena's blood as a focal and retrieval point.
But, this effect of the spell has more than likely left cracks in the barrier and it will effect ALL of those with doppelganger blood in them first (possibly Silas himself, too). So it may make sense that we saw Vickie get whisked away, as newbie vamps would be the easiest to be affected by this corrosion. If it keeps getting worse, eventually all vampires will end up there, then finally The Originals. But, there may be other beings that have doppelganger blood in them (like hybrids of course). It will be interesting to see who gets "sucked out". I think it may be possible that if The Travellers do fix their curse AND their curse has anything to do with The Other-Side, then the next ones to be up for "deletion" will be the witches...
The answer to the third question is simple, the writers forget about everything they have EVER done in the previous seasons and begin anew.
Hence, the constant inconsistencies.
In "Dead Man on Campus" wasn't there a witch who remembered Bonnie after passing over. That was Bonnie's second onscreen pass over "victim" and was clearly quite recent after the deaths of Silas and Amara which was when the travellers started with their plans on the other side. i doubt they had the power to affect the other side at that point as it was too early and the Elena & Stefan wont even the last pair of doppelganger yet.
While the spell may have affected people who came back to life, i dont see why ghosts should have to forget about anything after their dead.
They forget what and where The Anchor is or what it is so that no one can either get rid of or destroy the Other-Side. As you can well imagine it is a VERY important place. Silas risked hellfire and the wrath of every witch that would've come back for dropping the veil, but at least dropping the veil merely brings them back...it doesn't seemingly disrupt spirits/ghosts and the afterlife in a HUGE manner like Markos has done.
What do you think?