Also Ether only had the affair that bore Klaus after Freya "died", Mikael turned away from her in grief and so she went elsewhere for affections.
Klaus would not have even existed if Freya was still around. Or at the very least he would be Mikael's son, thus lack a werewolf gene. Meaning no weakening necklace and he would probably be a son Mikael would be proud of.
Yeah sacrificial magic can make a witch stronger so long as their "battery" doesn't run out.
The writers or whomever is in charge seems to have trouble with anything more supernatural than physical powered beings (vampire/werewolf) and witch powers, just look how they dealt with the Sirens and The Hollow/ They were set up as powerful and unknown, almost eldritch beings and turned out to be human-like/a witch with a chip on their shoulders and modern personalities.
So Weather manipulation and animal compulsion was removed, they got rid of the Crow by having Damon eat it.
It is possible but who knows? keep in mind that Prison worlds can actually resurrect people who were dead before they got there. Damon and Bonnie were dead when the otherside collapsed, they went to the prison world as spirits and emerged from that world alive and corporeal. So who knows how an Original's death would effect a vampire in the prison world.
Since when did they dominate an Original? Only Silas did that.
Klaus is definitely narcissistic for sure but as evil and monstrous as he has been, I don't know if psychopath and sociopath would apply to him since Klaus has shown emotion such as love, somthing psychopaths and sociopaths are unable to feel.
Technically speaking they can still compel a compelled human, they just can't override the previous "commands" so to speak.
At least as far as I remember from early episodes.
In fact there was a case of a vampire overriding another, Damon undoing Stefan's compulsion on Vicki, though it was stated that Stefan's compulsion wasn't effective due to his diet.
They can't maintain it indefinitely no, Vampires do tire and their powers depend on how well they have fed and how "healthy" they currently are. Elena and Stefan tried and failed to use their vamp speed after having their blood drained by the travelers (I think.. I can't recall for certain)
Yeah, he was afraid of Silas, this is easily seen when Silas visits him as Caroline and later turns against Rebekah because he didn't want Silas on his back.
I doubt he would be afraid of Kai, since Kai is a new vampire and not exactly fully experienced with magic since all his life he had to make do with small amounts of magic he siphoned.
Yes given that she had Damon under her control, I would not call them a superior race however, as they were not as strong physically. Like Silas, a Siren's advantage was the immense psychic powers and immortality, though Silas had true immortality while the Sirens were just brought back by Cade over and over.
As Zeph just said, they had centuries worth of power on them, the being stronger as human thing only matters when the vampire is the same age or in the Original's case, given the same spell.
@SGP Incorrect, Mikael was stronger because he was stronger as a human. This is from one of the writer's mouth and it does explain why none of the Originals are equal in strength despite having the pinnicle of vampirism. That said, you really can't trust what they say as they often contradict the show.
It does make a difference, it has been shown throughout both series. Mikael for example, is stronger than all of them because he was stronger as a human. His fights with Elijah are one sided.
I think they can reach their level, at least in terms of strength and speed but I don't know for sure if they will ever become immune to stakes etc. The trinity were immune to compulsion though.
Vampires certainly won't surpass an Original, the most they could ever achieve is the same level and that is just a maybe. We don't know how old they have to be for that level, certainly more than a thousand.
Lucien was 1,000 years and was strong enough to pin Kol, one of the weakest of the Originals but he still needed to cure himself of a werewolf bite. Although I suppose an Original would as well, rather than suffer the effects but I got the impression it would still kill Lucien.
I noticed he was somewhat immune from the effects of wood. Normally impalement from wood can bring a vampire to their knees, yet Lucien got impaled in his throat and was still standing.
It was mentioned in the show as being an intimate experience but not why.
Doesn't really make sense since unlike Tru Blood, vampires in TVD are nomadic, they really don't have much of a universal society or heirarchy, so there is no "rules" to govern them and their abilities don't have any traditional or ritualistic meaning. New Orleans and the strix were the only communities shown but they only affected a small percentage of vampires.
NO for NO vampires, The Strix for Elijah's sireline. And as far as we know, they didn't have traditions regarding blood sharing.
Hope would have to die to trigger it but yes she should be capable of becoming an upgraded Original, just not as strong as Marcel as he had nearly 200 years on her before he took the serum. Also her werewolf side is untriggered so her werewolf side is not going to be amplified. Vampirism amplifies what is there, currently she only has (at least to my knowledge) human strength so she would be the weakest of the upgraded Originals but still be stronger than any other vampire.
Since she is a teenager as well, she might be weaker than Rebekah and Kol. The Originals are not equal in strength because they had different levels of strength as humans.
Hope will likely lose witch side since unless you have that siphoner gene, you can't be a witch and a vampire.
He would have to die to trigger the process, and obviously he would be stronger than Marcel as well Lucien, but only by so much for latter as Lucien is almost as old as he is, I think the originals were only vampires for about a year or maybe more when they met Lucien.
The advantage he would have over Lucien would be his original strength and werewolf strength ampliffied so he would certainly be stronger.
Also for an Original, age doesn't matter. They don't get stronger with age because the spell that created them gave the full power of vampirism, they are already at peak power, the vampires they sire only gets a fraction of it, which then grows within them, that is why they get stronger with age.
Werewolf venom physically weakens an Original as well, I remember one of them being bedridden from a bite and Elijah literally got incapicated after being bitten by two werewolves.
He had good reason to want his siblings dead.
He never did anything to them to deserve being left in a coffin for 900 years. All he ever did was object to their evil actions like any sane and moral person would (and should) do.
From an objective standpoint, Esther was in the right, vampires are vicious creatures that kill even when they do not need to. Esther was only a villian by virtue of the protoganists Stefan and Damon being vampires. Season 2 of Originals made her less sympathetic as instead of just killing vampires, she was stealing bodies. Finn himself became darker as a character due to his mother's influence.
If this show is basically done, why make a spin-off anyway to prolong this universe? Ckeary they are not getting enough ratings. I doubt a show about a supernatural boardingschool will make a difference.
Originals was their chance to be better than TVD and take it somewhere interesting but other than the first, (and maybe second) season, they fudged it. Every time something interesting appeared they would get killed off. Ancient vampires? a threat? Nope, cannon fodder. Moonlight Ring Wolves? A threat? Nope.
Originals was good at first but it just fell into the TVD formula.
I can't see what would be interesting about a Hope spin off? I mean I wouldn't want to watch a vampire/witch academy, which is essentially what it will be.