Alyssa has a complex and complicated history. During her formative years, she accidentally blew up her childhood home. Her parents were among the victims, which left her orphaned. Shortly after the incident, Dorian and Alaric arrives and asks her if she would like to become a student at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted, a school for special children with unique abilities. Alyssa agrees, but her time at the school is not without problems.
She instantly begins causing tensions with other students, particularly Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, who are regularly subject to her unstable behavior. Eventually, Alaric talks with Emma Tig about sending Alyssa away — which is later revealed to be a euphemism for sending her to the 2018 Prison World — however Emma disagrees. Instead, they offer to wipe her memory to give her a fresh start, an idea which she herself agrees to. Over time, Alyssa's behavior improves, and Emma tells her that they no longer need to have weekly therapy meetings.
In I Couldn't Have Done This Without You, Hope returns to her room to find that she is now sharing with Alyssa. She expresses her distaste for this, but Alyssa dismisses her. Later on, Alyssa works with MG to ensure Sebastian fails his assessments. To do this, she purposefully cuts herself with a plate, however Sebastian does not retaliate to the sight of blood; instead it is MG who Sebastian is forced to be restrained.
Later, Sebastian has his assessment with the witches. Alyssa tells him that they wish to know his true feelings/thoughts, and have a spell which will allow them to do this. Alyssa begins pushing, and reveals that Sebastian is afraid of the modern world. Sebastian tells her to stop, however she continues to push until she reveals that Sebastian fears Lizzie finding out who he really is. With this, Sebastian tries to attack the witches, but he is subdued by their magic.
In This is Why We Don't Entrust Plans to Muppet Babies, Alyssa's history is revealed through a series of flashbacks to eight-years prior to the current events of the series. The flashbacks reveal that Alyssa was left orphaned following an explosion that killed her entire family. She came to the Salvatore School shortly after.
In the present, Alyssa begins causing issues with the current students. She clashes with Hope over their room arrangements, but furthermore, she mocks Wade when he announces that he believes he is a fairy, which eventually leads to a warning from Emma Tig.
Later on, unbeknownst to anyone else at the school, Alyssa performs a linking spell between the 2018 and 2028 ascendants and, thereby the spell the witches are about to perform with it. Tied to a delaying spell, she sends Alaric, Lizzie and Josie to the 2018 Prison World, framing it as poetic. She reveals to Emma what she has done, however wipes her memories before she can do anything about it. Upon returning to her room, she is confronted by Hope, who questions what she is doing with the ascendant.
In What Cupid Problem?, Alyssa is being held in the werewolf transition cell. Hope, frustrated with her illusion spells, wants her to tell her where she's hidden the ascendant. Alyssa's unbothered and sits in silence as Hope wonders why her truth spell isn't working. Alyssa reveals that the truth spell is not working because because the anti-charm potion she took is working. Hope wants the games to stop and for her to help bring the Saltzmans back from the prison world. Alyssa, continuing to do yoga, questions Hope. She wonders if it's just so she can be the hero and save the day. As far as she's concerned, this has nothing to do with Hope. However, if she knew how annoying Hope would have been, she tells her that she would have sent her away, too. Hope attempts to compromise. The ascendant in exchange for not plucking out her eyelash extensions, one by one. Alyssa, however, doesn't negotiate with "basic witches." With that said, she'll never tell Hope where she hid the ascendant.
When Hope comes back to visit Alyssa, she initially questions if she had a change of heart. Hope hasn't. Brandishing an arrow, she tells her that she's about to. Before Alyssa can properly react to Hope's actions, Hope stabs the arrow into her stomach. Hope struck Alyssa with Cupid's arrow of "obsession". Alyssa is overcome with the magical effects instantly and begins to giggle, asking if she can tell her a secret. She has a crush. Hope uses this information to her advantage.
Alyssa's crush is on MG. Alyssa meets with MG by the pool for their "date." As MG sits on a pool float, Alyssa flirts with him, telling him that she can show him how to ride. MG, however, does not reciprocate her feelings and continues to change the subject matter, offering her frosé instead. MG makes her get it herself. MG offers to play a game with her. Alyssa believes he's referring to Marco Polo; instead, he was thinking something more like if he had a special object that he needed to hide somewhere, where should he put it. That's lame. Alyssa would rather show him how long she can hold her breath and embraces him, kissing.
Alyssa and MG continue their "date." She's happy. No one has ever set up such an amazing first date for her before and can't imagine what he has planned for their second. As she tries to get closer to him, MG decides to make space between them, prompting to get more frosé. With his back turned, she unties the top portion of her bikini. MG vamps behind her and ties her top back together, telling her that this is ridiculous. She's under the influence. Eventually MG comes clean about their date. While he thinks she has great self-esteem and she's super smart, the real reason he did all this was to get her to tell him where the ascendant is. She's disappointed, but, as always, admired his honesty. If that's what he wants, then she'll take him to the ascendant.
Keeping true to her word, they return to her dorm room. Casting a spell, she reveals the ascendant. Before she hands it over, she asks if it is Lizzie Saltzman. The other women that's in the way of their relationship. MG admits that it's not, that he's over Lizzie. Alyssa doesn't by it, he's chased after her for years, even when she was here all along. MG turns the conversation back on her - she was just with Jed. Despite that, he was just a "booty howl" to her. He is, on the other hand, the kind of guy a girl could settle down with forever. He tells her that he's into somebody new. She thinks that it's convenient and just knows it's some slutty werewolf in Canada. She doesn't like to be lied to. MG tells her that it's Kym, the intern, and she has nothing to do with the ascendant. Disappointed, Alyssa realizes that it was never going to be her. MG asks if they can still be friends, but Alyssa tells him no. Instead of handing him the ascendant, she drops it to the floor, breaking into dozens of pieces, stating that she doesn't have friends.
With a new target in mind, Alyssa tracks down Kym in the library, along with Kaleb and MG, ax in hand. MG and Kaleb attempt to rush her with their vampiric speed, but Alyssa casts a spell on them, delaying them in time to a near halt. This is just between her and Kym.
Alyssa lunges at Kym with the ax, missing her and landing into a table. Grabbing the ax, Kym proposes that they talk about this, like the mature women they are. Alyssa agrees to talk, shoving her, she rhetorically asks Kym if she knew how long she's waited for MG to pay attention to her. Then, for her, a human no less, to show up and sweep him off his feet. Alyssa swings the ax again at Kym again, missing again until she kicks the ax out of her hands. With wood from a broken chair, she decides that if she can't have MG then no one can. She turns and sets out to stake MG, though with her back turned, Kym picks up the largest book on the table beside her and knocks her to the floor, unconscious. Knocked out, Alyssa's spell wears off of MG and Kaleb.
Back in the werewolf transition cell, Kaleb brings Alyssa a sandwich. It's ham, which she hates. Her attitude is not helping yourself here. Kaleb asks if she has a way to bring the Saltzmans back. Despite the past events, she truthfully tells Kaleb that she doesn't know how. With no answers, he tells her to get comfy, at least for the time being. Before he walks away, he gives her another piece of advice. MG is not into her and her attempts to try and get with him almost got his sister killed today. He warns her to find herself a new crush. With a smile, looking him over, she tells him that she'll get right on that.
In You Can't Save Them All, Alyssa remains locked in the werewolf transition space. however, she has a visitor — Malachai Parker. He's aware of her actions and complements her work. He asks her how she feels about team-ups. Seeing her chance of escape, she accepts. He tasks her with performing a spell that will sever his connection with the 2018 Prison World.
Having been freed from her cell by Kai, Alyssa does as he's asked. She's prepped the spell — candles linked around and the ascendant in a circle of blood in front of her. With a grimoire near her, she begins chanting. As she's about to complete the spell, a knife to break the blood circle, Hope rushes in to stop her. However, her advances are stopped with a barrier spell. Alyssa remarks that she really is a basic witch and that she doesn't want the Saltzmans back. Not now, not ever. Hope reveals to her that if she were to finish the spell, she would kill them all. This new information stops Alyssa. Kai didn't say anything about that, she tells Hope. Hope tells her to think about the spell she's casting, if she was to sever the connection, the prison world collapses. Alyssa listens as Hope talks her down. Hope knows that she's angry and wants to hurt them, but she's not a murderer. She tells Alyssa that she doesn't want to be responsible for someone's death because it stays with you. Forever. Alyssa take this to heart. She already knows how this feels, having lost both of her parents. She decides not to complete the spell, but the ascendant begins to activate on its own. It's not here, she tells Hope, but one by one, Wendy, Jade, Lizzie, Alaric, and Josie return from the Prison World.
After being freed from the Prison World, Alaric has Josie place her, Wendy, and Jade within a barrier spell at the Old Mill. There, they prepare for bed with a fire and sleeping bags to keep them warm.
In Life Was So Much Easier When I Only Cared About Myself, Alyssa agrees to help Lizzie. Using her crystal ball, she learns that Lizzie's afraid. Absolutely terrified. Lizzie doesn't need her crystal ball to know that. Alyssa needs to concentrate. She elaborates more on her reading. Lizzie's not scared of Josie hurting her. It's the opposite. Lizzie's scared of hurting Josie. Lizzie concedes that she's done so much to hurt her already and doesn't want to make the same mistake again. Alyssa tells her that she doesn't have to worry. She mistakes Alyssa comment for optimism that Hope's plan will work. Alyssa believes that Josie is going to tear Lizzie apart. The Merge is a battle of wills and the simple fact that she's afraid of winning and losing, makes her a dead duck. Lizzie's upset. She believes that she's going to die because she became a better person. Alyssa finds the situation ironic. Lizzie makes her own declaration. Screw personal growth. She's going back to only looking out for number one. To being selfish. Alyssa tells her that's the spirit and to live long and prosper. Josie, however, surprises them both, telling Alyssa that she won't and neither will she. With a flick of her wrist, Josie breaks Alyssa's neck and she falls, dead, to the floor before she could even react.
Despite her death, she's raised by a powerful new friend, the Necromancer. Dressed in red robes, she and Chad escort Josie to the gymnasium for the Merge Ceremony. She and Chad bare witness to Lizzie not showing up to the Merge, though Hope decides to face Josie. Eventually, Lizzie returns, saving Hope, and completes the Merge with Josie, the latter winning. With the Merge complete, Alyssa and Chad head back to the crypt with the Necromancer and Josie.
In Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing, Josie commands Alyssa and Chad to redecorate the crypt. The Necromancer is displeased, but wants to use Josie's black magic to raise Malivore — Alyssa and Chad were supposed to be preparing the pit. Josie reveals that if the Merge was successful, then she would have absorbed her sister. Unfortunately, I can't feel her at all, so something's wrong. Alyssa pipes up, believing that it's Hope. It's always Hope. The Necromancer becomes furious and takes command of Alyssa and Chad, but Josie takes control of him. Josie orders the Necromancer to find out what happened to Lizzie. He agrees and orders Alyssa and Chad to get back to work.
Learning that the Necromancer has been fooled and commanded to talk to Alaric, Alyssa, along with Chad and Rafael accompany him to Mystic Tap. Alaric moves to attack the Necromancer, but Rafael tells him to stop, that they'll be forced to fight him, three to one. Alyssa tells Alaric that the Necromancer only wants to talk. Alaric and the Necromancer talk and negotiates the terms of a deal. The Necromancer will get the black magic from Josie and, in exchange, she and Rafael will be raised completely and the link between them and the Necromancer will be severed. The Necromancer even agree to use an unbreakable covenant spell so that both parties will uphold their terms, otherwise neither of them gets what they want. No exceptions.
Alaric eventually decides to go through with the deal and Alyssa is completely resurrected and returns to the Salvatore School. She surprises both Kaleb and Jed. She's back. Fine and not a zombie. She tells them to not make it a big deal. Kaleb attempts to talk to her to make plans for later, but Alyssa waves him off and walks away.
In We're Not Worthy, Alyssa joins the other students in the grand hall for Alaric's school announcement. He talks about unity among the students as a school and a community, but she doesn't agree. For clarification, she asks if "our community" includes his daughter, Josie, who murdered her and held the entire school hostage to stage a grotesque display of black magic power. The other students begin to speak amongst themselves, but Alaric assures her and the others that Josie is back to normal and safe. Again, she pipes up. It's thanks to Hope who helps Josie, and just so happens, she isn't there at the assembly. She mocks Alaric's comments on "unity". Alaric announces MG who details his plan to get them to grow closer; the first ever Salvatore School Field Day.
As the students prepare to leave the school, Alyssa and the others find and torment Josie, they spell her shoelaces to magically tie together and cause her to trip in front of everyone. With a smirk, she tells the witches to be careful and to not let her catch them laughing, or she might snap. Their necks, that is. She and the others laugh as they walk past her, still on the floor with field day equipment.
On the field, the students are enjoying their day. The true test is when the different factions pick captains and start playing together. Alyssa, however, has her own squad of witches at her side. She declares that, if elected, she'll only have witches by her side because unity starts in the coven. Looking to Josie, however, there's one obvious exception that she believes that they all can agree on. As she leads the vote, Lizzie approaches and challenges her. She reminds them of a simpler time of the way things used to be, a threat that she'll return to her old behavior. She attempts to regain the witches' favor, but they concede and elect Lizzie as their captain. Alyssa relents but tells Lizzie that MG told her that she gets to pick the game. Alyssa chooses a supernatural tug-of-war. She has a team of vampires and werewolves, a team that surpasses Lizzie and Josie's team. Her team is successful and Alyssa wins the prize of seeing Josie being pulled into a pit of mud; she laughs it off and is completely happy. She's a “mud monster” just like Malivore.
Lizzie and Josie argue over what happen and she and the other students witness Wade introduce Nimue, the Lady of the Lake as well as the arrival of the Green Knight. As a challenge is issued with Excalibur, the sky darkens. They need a worthy champion to pull the sword and vanquish the Green Knight. Nimue explains that she is bound by duty to find someone that is worthy, but if any of them do not believe themselves capable of it, and they value their lives, now is the time to run. Alyssa stays and the majority of the other students run off the field. Jed takes the lead; vanquishing monsters is what they do. She finds this hot as Jed attempts to attack the Green Knight, but is knocked back by a show of brute force.
As they contemplate who is and isn't worthy, she tells MG that just because he threw a field day doesn't make him worthy. In fact, it should be Josie who faces the monster, as she is kind hearted, compassionate, and considerate - what exampfies worthiness - the exact sentiments Lizzie used to describe Josie earlier. Lizzie, however, explains that they both know that Josie is the least worthy person here. Like Josie, she too is a killer. To throw more salt in the wound, Lizzie goes so far to remind her that at least her parents aren't here to see what she's become. Alyssa looks around at the others. She's saddened and hurt. If that's how she really sees her, then she concludes that she doesn't belong there anymore. She even claims that she guesses she's "Team Monster" now. She wishes them good luck to beat this monster without her and walks off the field.
True to her word, she decides to leave the school. Later that night, she walks down the road to from the Salvatore School with Chad. She questions Chad's reason for leaving. She thought he loved this place. He admits that living all that drama is a lot harder than just watching it in a basin. From her point of view, Chad's preaching to the choir as she's a witch; he's human. He wants out and he's decided he's going to make something better of his life this time around. She wants to do the same and asks what his plans are. Chad wants to return to the Ice Dream Palace and become manager. Alyssa wishes him good luck and offers her hand before they part ways, hoping that he makes it. Chad, however, suddenly and violently retches blood all over her shoes and legs. Moments pass as Chad collapses to the ground, dead. Instead of leaving, Alyssa returns to the Necromancer and informs him of Chad's death. She surmises that she and Chad were linked and questions if that also means she's going to die, again. He tells her that her concern is understandable. The death will be gruesome and quite painful but she need not fear sharing that fate if she agrees to give herself back over to him. He was her back as his eternal acolyte. Alyssa begins to weigh her decision as he asks her what she wants to do.
In Goodbyes Sure Do Suck, Alyssa is still considering the Necromancer's offer; become his eternal acolyte or perish as like Chad. She's more or less wondering if her skill set can affect real change around here. Starting with the reconstituted Malivore Pit. The Necromancer reminds her that it's a portal to another dimension, forged by my own hand. She's more concerned with cosmetics. Plainly, it's an eyesore, but she guesses they could throw a rug over it. The Necromancer believes her to not understand what he's offering, what power dynamic is at play. But that is where he's wrong. The way she sees it, this is a job interview, so this is as much about her interviewing him as it is about him interviewing her. Clearly, she's not convinced. She wants to know what his plans are, like how he's going to raise Malivore. More importantly, she wants to know how much pain and misery it's going to rain down on the Salvatore School.
The Necromancer lays out his plan. He's cocky and she's unimpressed; expecting more. He thinks that her 'puny' mind could not possibly process the profundity of his plot. Alyssa, however, isn't a fool. In fact, it's simple. First he needed to acquire a lot of dark magic, which he's done. Second, use the aforementioned magic to reenact the original Triad spell and raise Malivore from the Pit. Third, rewrite the spell so that Malivore serves you instead of the Triad. Finally, make Malivore his servant forever. She finds his plan rather small and outright petty. She believes him to be better than this. They're better than this. If this spell is to be a sequel, it has to be bigger and badder than the one before. He likes the way that sounds and asks her what she has in mind. Alyssa takes it a step further. They bring back Malivore, just like he said, but they don't stop there. They also bring back all the monsters that he's consumed.
Later, the Necromancer reunites the sphinx's soul with his body. She and the Necromancer share their plan. Their plan has nothing to do with him and wonders why he's been returned. He is an all-seeing oracle and they want to know whether or not their plan will succeed. He does as he's asked and tells them that it shall come to pass as the Necromancer has described it. Alyssa wants to know about the Salvatore students and wonders if they will suffer. The sphinx tells her that they will, very much, and that one will die. Following his answer, he once again turned to sand and fell to the floor. Alyssa's plan worked, just as she knew it would. The Necromancer affirms her, calling her his partner.
In Salvatore: The Musical!, Alyssa astral projects to MG at the Salvatore School. He's surprised to see her. She warns him that the Necromancer is preparing for his big evil plan and has sent a monster to distract the school. For him, and everyone else, they won't even know he's a monster because he can trick them into believing anything he wants. MG questions her loyalty, asking if she's on the Necromancer's side. She is, except she can't see him hurt and still has feelings for him. Something gets her attention elsewhere and tells him that she's got to go, and for once, to not be a hero. She warns him to get out, even if he does figure out who the monster is, and disappears.
Sometime later, she stands watch as the Necromancer stabs a man, consecrating a soul exchange. He asks her about the final piece of the Triad spell. He assumes that she's acquired a vampire. MG vamps into Salvatore Crypt, brandishing a blade against the Necromancer. He tells her to take his hand and he'll vamp them out of there, but she hesitates. Taking his focus off of the Necromancer and on her, she makes her decision and casts a sleeping spell on MG. Just as he's asked, she has a vampire for the spell.
In Hold on Tight, MG pleads with Alyssa that he doesn't have to continue what she's doing. In turn, she explains that MG that he doesn't have to keep pulling on his ropes. They're vervained and he won't be escaping. She needs silence. The spell she's working on is really old and she doesn't want to deal with the Necromancer should something go wrong. She slices open her hand and drops her blood into the Malivore pit. MG disregards her previous statement. He still wants her to talk to him and to stop what she's doing before she makes a mistake she'll regret. Humoring him, she begins to listen. He asks what the Necromancer wants from her. But it's obvious; she recreating the original Triad spell, although with a few tweaks. First she'll raise Malivore then she'll raise all the monsters he ever consumed. MG attempts to appeal what little compassion she has left. He knows that she's mad at the world and the school, but the Necromancer is using her and he can help her. Alyssa takes his out-stretched hand. He's right, he can help her. She plunges the knife into his hand and takes his blood and continues preparing the spell. MG begs her to stop. Rafael's blood, and her blood is already in the Malivore pit. Ignoring the fine print, once she adds his, her spell will be way more powerful than the first one and Malivore will serve the Necromancer. The fine print, however, requires a bit more sacrifice. Ultimately, the spell will kill MG. He will grow weaker with ever monster that gets raised until he dies. She reassures him, though. The Necromancer will bring him back and they'll be together; he'll make him love her. MG pleads with her one last time, but she ignores him and drops the blood coated knife into the pit. The spell is complete and the cauldrons of fire rise in intensity. This is her plan now and welcomes him to "Team Monster".
As the Necromancer begins raising monsters, MG grows weak. To pass the time, they play checkers. MG's not in the mood but continues to try to reach through to Alyssa. Of all people, a bloodthirsty vampire, such as himself, isn't exactly qualified to lecture her on control. That's where he begs to differ; he knows what it's like to think of himself as a monster, to be called one by his parents. She knows he's desperate, for even that was low for him considering her incinerated her parents. She throws the checkers board away in frustration but MG doesn't actually know much about her childhood, her parents. He assumes that her parents saw the worst in her when they found out she was a witch and rejected her. That, however, is wrong. He wants her to prove him wrong. She explains that her parents loved her for anything that she was. She being a witch did not matter and all they wanted was the best for her. Unfortunately, she lost control and they died. Despite MG's experience with his parents, they're at least still alive. MG's strength is taken from him and he collapses to the floor. The pit flares up mud and Alyssa assumes that the Necromancer must have raised something big. She linked the spell to the Necromancer's location and something must have come out on his side. She admits that even if she wanted to change her mind, it's too late; the Necromancer is in control. MG concludes their stories are different. He had to prove his parents wrong and all she needs to do is prove that her parents are right and find a way to stop the spell. Alyssa nods in agreement, but she collapses to the floor. Josie and Lizzie have arrived and placed her under a sleeping spell.
As Lizzie and Josie contemplates how to stop the Necromancer, MG asks them to wake Alyssa up. She knows the spell and linked it to the Necromancer. She can find a way to stop it or change it. All they have to do is trust in him. They do as he asks and they wake her. Together, the use the supernova and create a new prison world. They banish the Necromancer, Malivore, Landon and Hope to the 2029 prison world, transferring the spells that Alyssa linked to this world to the prison world. They're both free, now. Alyssa admits that, while the ascendant isn't the prettiest she's seen, she's really lucky that a pair of Gemini twins showed up. She thanks them. Lizzie freely admits she should be thanking MG, otherwise, if she had her way, she would have been thrown into the Malivore pit. Josie tells her that she's welcomed and that's what Lizzie's trying to say. Josie wants to make amends with her as well and asks if she's coming back to the school that is if she can forgive her for killing her. She looks to MG and smiles and they share a group hug.
That night, Alyssa finds MG; he's missing the huge party in celebration of defeating the Necromancer. He wants to know if she's sure he should have the ascendant. She tells him that the ascendant is the only think keeping the Necromancer locked away. She's positive he should keep it and he tells her that it's easier to believe in others than to believe in oneself. All he did was give her the chance to make the right decision. He kind of saved the world today, as well as salvaged what was left of her reputation. He understands what she's going through, romantically. He's been treating her just as Lizzie treated him. Alyssa, however, has always seen him. MG admits that he'd like to give them a shot and she embraces him in a kiss.
In This is What It Takes, Alyssa stayed behind at the school after they went on break after everything that happened to Landon. Since they kept coming up empty, MG rented a place with a pool and the two of them, Jed, and Kaleb were going to get away and reset.
With MG and Kaleb unavailable to get to the cabin as quickly as her and Jed, they had the place all to themselves and took advantage of one another's company.
In Yup, It's a Leprechaun, All Right, Alyssa contacts MG with the magic mirror. She reiterates that she doesn't want to hear from him, but MG tells her it's an emergency. Despite her remarks, she claims that his persistence has worn her down, and giving it a lot of thought, she'll take him back as her boyfriend. MG is momentarily happy and accepts, but immediately changes his option. She's the one that cheated on him and she no longer goes to the Salvatore School. Besides, that's not why he's contacting her. With his change of heart, she believes that he's wasting her time, but shows her the state of his room. The illusion spell has stopped working and this action figure is now a shoebox. She explains that she's dropped the illusion spell as she doesn't do favors for exes. He believes that she cloaked what was inside of it, but she hasn't, though she believes that would have been a good idea. She reveals that she didn't want him back either and tells him 'goodbye, forever'; her reflection in the magic mirror disappears.
Alyssa is a Salvatore School student witch and infamous instigator of drama among her peers. Snarky, intelligent and egotistical, Alyssa is a main character in her own mind, and never backs down from a challenge or misses an excuse to show off.
Alyssa is a beautiful young woman with shoulder length black hair and dark brown eyes. She has an athletic build and somewhat short stature.
Powers and Abilities
Alyssa possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a witch.
Alyssa has the typical weaknesses of a witch.
Alyssa and MG (Classmates/Former Enemies/Allies/Briefly Dated)