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Love is nothing but a trap. The one truth you speak, the one thing that I agree with entirely-- only the love of family is unbreakable. It is the only love worth fighting for. And my beloved brother, Tristan, suffers in a box, drowning over and over again, unable to die. So I will end his suffering by ending you -- his sire. And the look on Niklaus' face as a white oak bullet pierces your heart and takes your life... Will be the salve for my own broken heart.
Aurora to Elijah in Heart Shaped Box

Aurora de Martel was a major recurring character and secondary antagonist who first appeared in the first episode of the third season of The Originals. She was the younger sister of Tristan de Martel and daughter of Count Martel. She was the first vampire ever turned by Rebekah Mikaelson, and one of the Trinity.

Aurora was a member of the De Martel Family.

Early History

Not much is known about Aurora's childhood other that her mother died while giving birth to her and as a result she didn't celebrate her birthday at all. She was Lucien's friend long before he became the Count's servant.

Southern France, 1002

Aurora with a love letter from Klaus

She and her brother witnessed the Mikaelson siblings enter their home while the five Original Vampires were pretending to be the children of the Count de Guise. Both Lucien and Klaus appeared to have taken a liking to her, however she fell in love with Klaus. On the night of her birthday, she was found by Klaus crying alone. Upon being asked, she revealed that her mother died in childbirth, a fact Aurora blamed herself for. In response Klaus revealed his greatest sin: he murdered his mother in a fit of rage and framed his father for it, dooming his old family to a life on the run. Aurora, seeing a new kinship with Klaus, proposed that they shoulder each other's pain, and never speak of it again.

Their passionate affair was eventually discovered by Lucien, who was heartbroken, having loved Aurora since childhood and believing Klaus was trying to help him win her heart. As Tristan's guards arrived, Aurora had Klaus flee while she was discovered with Lucien. Tristan, incorrectly believing Aurora was having an affair with Lucien, took the servant to the dungeons to be tortured for the scandal. After mutilating Lucien, Tristan spoke to Aurora in the hallway, but they were met by a miraculously healed Lucien. Lucien, believing he had become a vampire like Klaus, tried to kill Tristan but was instead killed by one of the de Martel's guards. Aurora watched as her childhood friend was killed. However, the following night, she found that Lucien had completed his transition into the first ever sired vampire, and he and Klaus had fed on innocent women in the local chapel. Horrified by what she saw, Aurora fled in terror.

Aurora jumps to her death

Soon thereafter, Tristan refused to let her be with Klaus. Aurora, suffering from profound grief and from the 'demons' in her mind, slit her wrists. Rebekah found her and gave her some of her blood, telling her to cherish her human life. She was healed by the vampire blood in her system. However moments later, hoping to be reunited with Klaus, she committed suicide by throwing herself out a window in an attempt to become a vampire just as Lucien had. Her suicide with Rebekah's blood in her system led to her transforming into the first vampire of Rebekah's sireline. She revealed her transformation to Klaus, and the pair's lust for each other just grew more intense.

Aurora is compelled by Elijah

Shortly thereafter, word of the carnage the siblings were wreaking reached far enough to ensure Mikael's coming. Aurora, learning of this from Elijah, asked to come with them, however Elijah refused, stating it was his family's burden. Aurora stated that Elijah was too obsessed with family, and that he didn't even know his siblings as well as he thought. Elijah, curious, asked her what she meant, unwittingly compelling her. Upon hearing of this, Elijah became maddened with rage and compelled Aurora to view Klaus as a vile monster not worthy of love, only to then seal this act deep within his mind, away from his conscious memory and thought. Aurora then echoed these thoughts to Klaus, breaking his heart.

However, Aurora's troubles did not end there. Fearing Mikael's approach, Elijah compelled Aurora, Lucien and Tristan whom he turned, to believe themselves to be Rebekah, Niklaus, and Elijah respectively, and to garner Mikael's attention and run in their place. Believing themselves to be the Mikaelsons, the trio ran, and would run for a century.

Europe, 1114

Thanks to the Brotherhood of the Five briefly putting Elijah down with the daggers, the trio were freed, and swore vengeance against the Original Vampires that had taken a century from them with their compulsion. The after-effects of the compulsion only damaged her already fragile mind further. She would fall into long bouts of unpredictable episodes much to her brother's fear.

At some point she and Lucien were together and traveled with each other before supposedly parting ways after many centuries of life.

1700's

Aurora admitted that she hasn't felt pain since the 1700's.

Paris, France, 1903

Aurora and Lucien had spent time together during the La Belle Epoque period.

During unknown centuries, when Aurora would suffer from her heightened episodes, Tristan would have Aurora committed for many of her predispositions; often leading to crude attempts at helping her such as being plunged into ice baths, bled for melancholia, and exorcised for demons six times.

Throughout The Originals Series

Season Three

Aurora in the monastery

In For the Next Millennium, she was seen sitting in a monastery in traditional clothes. A monk handed her a piece of paper, and, upon reading the note written on it, she slit the monk's throat in a fit of rage with her fingernails. She then pulled a necklace out from under her robes and held the circular pendant in her hands before stating, "It won't be long now." Meanwhile, in New Orleans, Klaus was curious about what had happened to Aurora but Lucien explained that he and Aurora had parted lifetimes ago, and he wasn't sure what became of her.

Aurora is sedated by Tristan

In You Hung the Moon, Aurora was happy and enjoying a rare visit with her brother, Tristan, during which time they practiced sword-fighting together. He asked about her actions like recently killing the monk and admitted that he wished she had handled it better. She reminded him that she has been getting better every day and insisted that it was time for him to let her out, but Tristan pointed out that he couldn't as long as she was in this state. He then let it slip that he would miss her once he had left, and upon realizing that he was going on a trip without her, she reacted badly and charged at him. Tristan, seemingly expecting this reaction, sedated her her with something in a syringe (presumably vervain). Before she lost consciousness, she begged him to take her with him on his trip and promised to be better. Once she was passed out, Tristan handed her off to the monks who came to collect her and instructed them to "up her dosage" while he was gone, since her hysteria regarding his trip could make her a danger to herself and others. He then instructed them to pass on a message that he would be back soon, and that he planned to bring her a "lovely souvenir" from New Orleans.

Aurora escapes her imprisonment

In I'll See You in Hell or New Orleans, it was revealed that Aurora was in fact in love with Klaus and had a secret affair with him when she was human. Later, Aurora escaped the monastery, killing all of the monks and called Tristan to reveal that she was on her way to join him in New Orleans. With the slaughter of the monks behind her, she escaped her imprisonment by diving off of the cliffs.

Aurora disguised at the Strix gala

In A Walk on the Wild Side, upon her arrival in New Orleans, Aurora secretly attended the Strix's gala, using the masquerade masks to hide her identity. Without being discovered, she poisoned Lucien's seer, Alexis, who had been having visions of the Originals' doom, before leaving the party. The following morning, she discarded the empty bottle of poison she had used and threw away her mask, walking freely into the streets of New Orleans with her presence still being unknown to both Klaus and her brother, Tristan.

Aurora reveals herself to Klaus

In The Axeman's Letter, Aurora sent a unique message to Klaus revealing that she was in town and wanted him to come find her. When he did, Aurora explained to him the specifics of her turn to a vampire, all leading up to revealing a thousand year old secret of Elijah's: that he had compelled Aurora to believe that Klaus was a monster unworthy of love after discovering that Klaus was the one who killed their mother, Esther. Aurora told Klaus this hoping to cause a rift between him and his brother and wanting to earn Klaus's favor again after rejecting him under compulsion a thousand years ago. Aurora's revelation pushed Klaus to attack Elijah.

Aurora is shown Klaus' painting of her

In Beautiful Mistake, Aurora was taken on a tour of New Orleans by Klaus as a method of getting her to open up to him. She easily deduced as much, yet played along with his casual interrogation. Eventually, the two returned to the compound, where Klaus showed Aurora a painting of her, long encased in a wall, admitting that he never did stop loving her. The two then made love in Klaus' bedroom. However, after getting redressed, Klaus received a phone call from Elijah and Freya, telling him that Rebekah had been abducted by the Strix. Upon waking, Aurora quickly realized why Klaus was upset and told him of Lucien and Tristan's secret alliance and their plan to utilize a cursed medallion to trap the Originals in an unbreakable barrier for all time, ensuring that nothing could harm them so the sirelines would never be killed as a result. However, she assured him that he shouldn't worry since she sent members of her own sireline, vampires loyal to her undercover along with Tristan's forces to capture Rebekah, taking her neutralized body away from the Strix and out of her brother's possession. Promising him that she, like Tristan and Lucien, only wanted her sire's assured survival and that Rebekah was safe, she told him to return to bed.

Aurora reunites with Tristan

In Out of the Easy, Aurora and Klaus remained together in bed until Elijah came to the compound looking for Klaus. When Aurora told Elijah that she knew where Rebekah was, Elijah threatened Aurora's brother for Rebekah's location, but Aurora was undeterred as she and Klaus had reached an understanding before Aurora left the brothers alone. A short time later, Aurora found Tristan at the airport with Rebekah's empty coffin. Tristan was agitated by her not coming to him once she was in New Orleans but even more annoyed by her taking Rebekah and meddling with his plans to use the neutralized Original as leverage against the Mikaelsons. Aurora tried to calm him by telling him she had other plans for her sire and that he should trust her.

Aurora at the dinner

Aurora arrived at the Mikaelson compound for Thanksgiving, greeting a flustered Lucien and her brother, who had all been invited by Klaus to attend the dinner. Once the dinner began, Aurora grew annoyed that the dinner was nothing more than an interrogation. She became visibly disturbed when Lucien mentioned having Camille hostage and Klaus' feelings for her. After more prodding from the Mikaelsons and a confrontation with Freya, Aurora soon revealed Rebekah's whereabouts to be under the ocean. While the other guests were surprised and Klaus outraged, she gloated about Rebekah having company with the fishes down there. Freya used magic to snap Aurora's neck and brought her to another room where Freya and Hayley tried to beat Rebekah's location out of her. Their attempts were futile as Aurora was stronger than them and enjoyed the pain she received, commenting that she hadn't felt it in three hundred years When they threaten Tristan, Aurora revealed that she only held the latitude of Rebekah's location and Tristan had the longitude, ensuring both siblings' safeties. Back at the dinner table, Klaus snapped Tristan's neck and told Aurora that Tristan will die slowly and painfully unless she returned Rebekah. She furiously asked him about his proclamations of love but he countered that he would have kept his promises of love to her but that they were betrayed by her kidnapping his sister. Furious, Aurora stormed out of the dinner and went to Lucien's penthouse just as Camille was escaping, taking her captive.

Aurora takes Camille hostage

In The Other Girl in New Orleans, Aurora brought the captive Camille to St. Anne's church, wanting to have a conversation. Inside, they found men training in the new gym, prospective vampires for Marcel, who Aurora said she would turn. Camille, not knowing who Aurora was or why she had abducted her, asked to let the men go and deal with just her since she seemed to have a problem with her. Aurora introduced herself as Klaus' long-lost love and took Camille captive as a bargaining chip to get Tristan back from the Mikaelsons. Aurora began turning the men in the gym, forcing them into transition while she taunted Camille about her family's dark past and told her about her family's own; how Aurora had suffered for a millennia from something like bipolar disorder and her brother's failed attempts to cure her. She then questioned Camille's feelings for Klaus and laughed at the idea that Cami believed she was really bringing out the good in him. When Camille suggested that Aurora was scared Klaus really didn't love her or her damaged mind, Aurora grew more hostile.

Klaus enters Aurora's mind

Klaus arrived and tried to talk Aurora down from harming Camille by promising that Aurora was the woman he loved, not Cami. Aurora prepared to rip out Camille's throat, satisfied now that she had heard Klaus' profession of love. Klaus grabbed Aurora and got her away from Cami before she could harm her, bringing her outside into an alley. Seeing Klaus so angry made Aurora realize that Klaus really did care about Camille, and casually decided Camille really would have to die then. Tired of her fantasy, Klaus spitefully told Aurora that she was just someone he left behind a thousand years ago, and that there was nothing between them anymore. Klaus admitted that he would kill Aurora for what she did to Cami but he couldn't kill her yet. Aurora, devastated and confused by his words, couldn't stop Klaus from entering her mind and learning where she had dropped Rebekah in the ocean. With that information, Klaus pondered what was stopping him from killing Aurora, who just helplessly couldn't understand that he didn't love her. Before Klaus could decide what to do with her, he was distracted by Camille fighting the transitioning vampires. While he went to rescue her, Aurora fled and ended up on a bench, sobbing as Lucien appeared to comfort her.

Aurora plays the piano

In Savior, Aurora was once again in Tristan's care, kept sedated so she wouldn't do anything to endanger his plans again. While he prepared a Regent to activate the Serratura, she remained resting. Later, she played God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on the piano and was rejoined by her brother, both taking a quiet moment to enjoy the holiday. Aurora was visibly calm and content, having already secretly compelled Camille to kill herself with Aurora's blood in her system the moment she and Klaus consummated their love. She continued playing the piano with her brother at her side, as her plans came to fruition and Camille killed herself and began her transition into becoming a vampire.

In A Ghost Along the Mississippi, Klaus swore retaliation against Aurora for what she did to Cami. Later on, a sedated Aurora was being transported inside an SUV by some Strix vampires on Tristan's orders, as he prepared to trap the Originals with the Serratura. Vincent suddenly appeared in front of the vehicle and used his magic to send the SUV crashing. Elijah dispatched her Strix escort while Klaus took Aurora, who was happy to see Klaus in her drug induced state. The Mikaelsons took her hostage, to exchange her for the Serratura and Hayley, who Tristan had previously captured. Desperate to save his sister, Tristan made a deal with Klaus to make a trade between them. During the exchange, the Mikaelsons had Camille magically disguised as Aurora to fool Tristan, who thought he was saving his sister but instead walked into their trap. Aurora was confined to a barrier circle in the Mikaelson compound, in a stupor from her sedation, but was freed by Lucien while the Mikaelsons were at the exchange.

In Dead Angels, it is revealed that she is secretly working with Madison, a member of the Sisters. She ordered the latter to retrieve the wooden knight from Camille. During a secret meeting between them in an alley, Madison gives her the wooden knight after a successful thievery and asks Aurora to 'free' her from her coven. Still delighted by the stolen figurine, she bites Madison according to her wish and leaves the alley as she bleeds to her death. She is then seen with a craftsman, who is apparently reshaping the wooden knight into seven individual bullets for her. He asks her what animal she would kill using wooden bullets. She replies that the bullets aren't meant for animals, but for a whole family of monsters.

In Heart Shaped Box, Freya tries a locator spell to find Aurora and she suddenly appears behind Freya, asking if she has been looking for her. When Freya wakes up, she asks what she did to her and Aurora tells her she gave the same concoction to her as Tristan did when she had her episodes. When Freya tells her that her brothers will come for her, Aurora says that's exactly what she wants. She then gets the revolver and points it at Freya, and shoots her in the stomach, and questions if she'll still be alive when Freya's brothers find her. Aurora has buried Freya, but the tricky part is that Aurora has made many decoys to confuse Klaus and Elijah. Aurora confronts Elijah and aims the gun at him while the two make snide remarks at each other. When Elijah realizes Aurora's plan to kill him and let Klaus watch, Aurora gets nervous and cocks the gun, ready to shoot him. Elijah makes a snide comment to Aurora, which makes her confident smile fall and hurt, and Elijah then lunges at her. She holds the gun right against his heart, and tells him how her brother is suffering at the bottom of the ocean. She tells him that she will end her brother's suffering by ending Elijah, and that the look on Klaus' face will be the salve for her broken heart. When Klaus arrives and tries to talk her out of shooting the gun, she tells him he's wrong and she pulls the trigger, but Freya uses her magic and the bullet misses Elijah, but it ricochets off the wall and hits Freya. Aurora then vamp speeds away and Klaus gives chase to her. When Klaus yells and says what he'll do to her will redefine sadistic, Aurora appears and she shots him in the shoulder. Klaus grabs a "No Trespassing" sign and it partially goes through Aurora's side. She yelps in pain and when she pulls it out, Klaus is gone.

With gun in hand, Aurora looks for Klaus and when she hears twigs breaking, she spins around Klaus speeds towards her, breaks her wrist and the revolver flies out of her hand. When she looks back at Klaus it is shown that he now has the gun and he aims it at her. She slowly rises with her hands up in the air and she pleads with him. She then knocks the gun out of his hand and karate chops him in the leg, and he goes down. She apologizes and before she shoots him, Elijah shows up and she instead shoots him in the lower part of the chest. She then vamp speeds away as she knows she'll be killed if she sticks around. While in the Bayou sitting in her car and looking at the revolver in her hands, she hears footsteps approaching and looks in the side mirror and sees that it is Aya. She vamp speeds out of the car and aims the revolver at Aya, and tells her she's need in the mood to talk. Aya tells Aurora she is there to make an offer of becoming an ally and if they have common ground. Her words intrigue Aurora which makes her smile and states that their worlds could change with a bang.

In A Streetcar Named Desire, a witch immersed Aurora into a Representational spell-world with her brother Tristan. The two had a heartfelt reunion and waited for Elijah and Klaus to appear. Aurora promised Tristan to come back for him before their world collapsed. After the events that transpired while Aurora's consciousness was in the world, she was walled into a bricked structure by Klaus. Due to her involvement in unlinking the sirelines, Aurora killing Camille, and entering Klaus' life as an enemy, Klaus felt the need to have her contained in a brick wall. Aurora was set to desiccate due to her imprisonment.

In An Old Friend Calls, Cami and Klaus discussed why Aurora chose to kill Cami. Later, Cami mentioned to Vincent that she believed Aurora would eventually return and try to finish her.

In Behind the Black Horizon, after Lucien became an Upgraded Original Vampire, he released Aurora from her entombment, having made a second dose of serum for her.

In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Aurora and Lucien were seen having a dinner inside a gazebo. It was during this time that Lucien revealed his newfound strength to Aurora and offered her to drink the serum as well, so they can work together to achieve the common goal - fulfill the prophecy and kill the entire Mikaelson family. However, Aurora refused this offer, as her brother is still trapped inside the container at the bottom of the ocean. Lucien then promised that he'll do everything to bring Tristan back, and if that fails, he'd kill Elijah himself and free Tristan from his suffering. Later, after Lucien defeated Klaus, he brought him back to his penthouse where Aurora was patiently waiting to get her revenge. Afterwards, while the two were having a conversation about the future they could've had together, which Aurora found amusing, Camille and Hayley came up with a plan to stop Aurora from drinking the serum and killing Klaus.

In No More Heartbreaks, Aurora's unconscious body can be seen while Camille and Klaus were having a conversation.

In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Aurora's covered, unconscious body was once again shown.

In Give 'Em Hell Kid, Freya examined Aurora's body only to find out that there isn't a single trace of serum in her blood.

Throughout Legacies Series

Season Four

In You Will Remember Me, at Aurora's Estate, she's expecting Hope Mikaelson's arrival and has her butler usher her in. She appears behind Hope, noting that she sees her father within her and knows everything about Klaus. Introducing herself, she is Aurora, Rebekah's first vampire of her sireline and her father's lover and greatest enemy. Klaus was the most feared vampire in the world and he conspired to let her desiccate in a wall and when that failed, she was trapped in an endless slumber. Hope brushes her off, explaining that she doesn't recall her. She denotes that it was her family's arrogance that allowed the fools that were her partners in Triad to rescue her without being noticed. She thanks her, however, for killing them. Aurora already knows what to do with her, but Hope doesn't back down. She can't be killed. Death only lasts a moment. She will wear the fate her father deserved.

Hope laughs off Aurora's plan. It's all because of her father. He dumped her and said that she should get over it. Klaus destroyed her life, and her sanity over the course of centuries. She was angry when she learned he took the coward's way out when she had been awakened. Hope tells her that her humanity is off and guilt-tripping she won't work. Likewise, she calls Hope a coward, too, and believes her weapon will fix that and show her Papa Tunde's Blade. Hope is underwhelmed at the revelation. Aurora scolds her and explains that the blade was imbued with black magic by the witch Papa Tunde and it was one of four bones culled from the Hollow, a name she's familiar with. The Hollow is ancient history. She tells Hope that this blade nearly broke her father and questions if she thinks herself as strong as him. She gives Hope a head start, but pulls a second blade from her back. Hope is quicker and grabs her wrist and forces the blade out of her hand, slicing her hand in the process. She vamps behind Aurora and snaps her neck.

Hope pins Aurora to the wall, letting her hang by her hands as she recovers. Hope assumes the weapon is the real Tunde blade. The other one was meant as a distraction. Hope wants to know what it did to her father. Aurora gladly tells her that, burrowed into his chest, it rendered him unconscious and in a state of impossible and unending agony. Hope decides to use the blade against her. Aurora tells her that she has no idea what she's doing and, like her father, is being reckless. She's just like every other Mikaelson she's come across. Hope doesn't care and stabs Aurora in the stomach. However, the blade changes into the Trident, the cloaking spell having worn off. Hope doesn't understand and asks what the weapon is. Aurora tells her not to worry and she'll explain everything when they wake up.

Hope stands in Aurora's body, confused, asking what she did to her. Aurora, in Hope's body, tells her that it's obvious. She tricked her, thanks to a little magic from Agatha, who's been watching her for a long time. That is how she knew how to make the trident. Hope didn't stab her with Papa Tunde's blade. That was destroyed in order to raise the Hollow. If only Hope wasn't so ignorant and knew her history. Aurora asks if the back of her neck itches, revealing a Triad sigil. Hope believes that Aurora betrayed Triad and should have burned, but Aurora has merely manipulated Hope into killing them for her. Magic and loopholes, so it goes. Hope wants her body back. While Aurora's body is ancient and powerful by vampiric standards, she wonders if it's a match for her new tribrid body. Hope, out matched, flees from Aurora.

In I Can't Be the One to Stop You, Aurora calls Hope and boasts that she loves her new body and that she can keep running, but she'll find her. She quips that she could even be right behind her, which prompts Hope to look over her shoulder. Hanging up her phone, Aurora sits at a restaurant, enjoying some wine. Lizzie appears in front of her and stabs her hand with the Red Oak stake. Lizzie wants to chat with her.

Aurora, claiming she's making a mistake, faces Lizzie in Hope's body. She attempts to explain that she's not who she thinks she is, even calling out for someone to help her. Lizzie, however, has already Conus silenti spell before she stabbed her and that no one can hear anything she's saying. She also tells her that the stake embedded in her hand is her weakness, Nature's loophole, and she gets to decide whether she lives or dies. Aurora casts the incendia spell and a plate held by a nearby waiter erupts in fire. Lizzie realizes that Hope would never miss with a spell that easy and believes what Aurora is telling her.

Lizzie removed the stake from her hand and they talk. Aurora recounts her past and the trauma Klaus put her through. Lizzie muses how it runs in the family, telling her own story about Hope. Aurora points out how she's trying to compare the loss of a hair accessory to the physical and emotional torment that she endured. However, Lizzie's point is that they've both suffered at the hands of a Mikaelson, suggesting they join forces. Aurora muses that she has the body of the tribrid and doesn't need help, however, Lizzie explains that she just snuck up on her while Hope is in control of her thousand-year-old vampire body. Aurora questions why she should trust her, though quite simply they both want the same thing. To make Hope Mikaelson pay.

Back at Aurora's estate, she's quickly gaining control of her connection to Hope's magic, using the incendia spell to light candles. Lizzie tells her to stop stalling and questions what she has to put Hope down. Aurora explains that after the descendants of the original Triad freed her, she knew she would need an object powerful enough to trap the tribrid. She shows Lizzie a sarcophagus. If one were to believe the legends, it's some sort of prisoner jail, said to be capable of containing a god. Lizzie doesn't believe this, though she points out that if monsters are real, then why not divine beings. All stories come from somewhere and if these stories are true, then the sarcophagus should be strong enough to trap the tribrid. Aurora then plans to subject her to eternal torment at the bottom of the ocean. She will die and come back, drowning to death over and over again. She will then finally have her vengeance. Lizzie isn't convinced of Aurora's plan. Hope always finds a way out and she feels that it's a little biblical. While Lizzie wants to make Hope suffer, she doesn't believe that means she deserves an eternity of torture. Aurora is adamant to make somebody pay for what Hope's family did to her. Lizzie tells her that she's no better than Klaus Mikaelson and if she goes through with it, then she'll be no better than she is. Lizzie siphons from the Red Oak stake, but Aurora telekinetically takes the stake from her and shoves Lizzie back into a support beam. She's waited far too long for this, and she won't let anyone ruin her fun.

Lizzie calls Hope and tells her that the game has changed and has swapped sides. She has teamed up with Aurora; however, she thinks that her centuries-long vendetta might have knocked a screw loose. Lying to Hope, she tells her that she's trapped Aurora, for now, and is willing to help her get her body back, on one condition. Hope has to help her clean up the mess she made and save her dad. Hope agrees to Lizzie's deal. Aurora commends her for her brilliant speech and almost had her believing her. Lizzie, however, was telling the truth. Using the siphoned magic, the telekinetically opens the sarcophagus and pushes Aurora into it, shutting it behind her. Lizzie opens a small door, revealing her face. Aurora attempts to speak, but Lizzie casts another spell to silence her. They both know how the Mikaelsons can be monsters, but Lizzie tells her that her beef isn't with Hope and taking out her trauma on her won't actually fix any of the hurt or heartache that her family put her through. Similarly, she doesn't want her future to look like Aurora's.

Betrayed by Lizzie, Hope opens the sarcophagus and she's stabbed with the trident. Aurora regains her vampiric body, while Hope returns to her tribrid body. Aurora awaken on the floor, as Hope and Lizzie embrace each other in a hug. She tells Lizzie that she can't trust Hope. Once a Mikaelson, always a Mikaelson. Aurora pushes down a support beam and some of the floor collapses as she makes her escape.

In Follow the Sound of My Voice, Aurora impersonates "Eve Bloom", the Salvatore School's new headmistress. With tensions elevated between the witches and the vampires, she demands them all to return to class. Following her introduction, she begins questioning the students.

Cleo learns of her line of questioning and jumps ahead, seeking her out. Getting straight to the point, Cleo tells her that she's the student that she wants to talk to because she burned the red oak tree down and there's nothing left of it remaining. Moreover, there's only a few people in the world that knows what the tree can be used for and demands to tell her who exactly she is and what she wants. Aurora drops the fake accent, impressed by Cleo, and introduces her true self as Aurora. She explains that she came here because she needed a weapon that could kill the tribrid. She was the one who killed their actual headmistress and put blue calamus in the water supply to get the truth out of them all. Despite being very candid, she's not afraid of Cleo knowing this. Cleo manages a aneurysm spell, but she fakes the pain, to Cleo's hooror. Laughing, she thanks Cleo for the spell and vamps towards her, knocking her out in a single blow.

Sometime later, Cleo finally wakes up, though doesn't know where she is. She explains to Cleo that they're within her subconscious. Since the tree is gone, she needs inspiration for what to do next. Though she can't force Cleo to give her some inspiration, she can take it within her mind. Thanks to the blue calamus, her mind is unguarded. Aurora complements Cleo's mind, she's never seen an inner sanctum like this before and she's quite the artist. Around the room are several sculptures. She assumes each one of them is an essential part of her, of her will, her emotions, powers and inspiration. All she needs to do is find out which one. Even Cleo doesn't know, though she can sense it, a feeling. Eventually Aurora finds Cleo's inspiration, grabbing a sculpture before Cleo can and smashes it on the ground. Cleo grabs her head in pain as Aurora is filled with inspiration, a vision.

Aurora confronts Ben in the gym, seeing him lift a weight from the ground with his finger. She comments on his strength, but they need to have a chat. She's not sure, but she's had a vision of him and she hopes he can tell her why.

She takes him to cemetery, telling him that she needs a solution to a problem; a way to kill the tribrid. The inspiration she received in reply was a vision of him and wants to know why. Ben mocks her, and she breaks his shin with her foot when she learns the blue calamus doesn't work on him. He laughs off the pain as he's kind of used to excruciating pain at this point. An occupational hazard. Aurora, however, decides to threaten the students of the school. If he doesn't start talking, she's going back to the school and killing every single student, one by one. Every death will be his fault.

Getting the information she sought, she stabs a knife into his chest with a note for the students to find.

In Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost, Aurora sits at a diner, poring over books about the gods. A waitress tries to take her order, though Aurora is too busy. The waitress promptly threatens to kick her out, but Aurora flashes her true face to the women, threatening in kind to bite her. Lizzie intervenes, saving the woman's life. Lizzie takes a seat across from Aurora, who wonders how she found her. Lizzie explains that the coffin she had been stuffed in, also had her hair too, though takes the moment to show Aurora her new hybrid nature, having transitioned into a vampire since their last meeting. Aurora isn't threatened by her appearance as she's just a distraction. Hope is already behind her and breaks her neck with a spell.

In a motel room, Hope and Lizzie imprison Aurora in enchanted chains. Lizzie thought she wanted to kill Aurora, and not whatever she's doing now, but Hope wants to know her plan and why she's after the gods. Lizzie quips that it doesn't matter. If Aurora is dead, then she can't find them. Hope is too concerned with the possibility of someone else finding them and all she wants is to be left alone. Aurora, having recovered and been eavesdropping, begs the question of why she's working with Lizzie. Lizzie asks about her notes, though Aurora refuses to elaborate on their meaning. Hope asks how Lizzie would proceed with their hostile witness. Lizzie wants to do a head dive to expand her vampire training, but Hope refuses. She has something else in mind.

To get the information she wants from Aurora, Hope decides to torture her and commands Lizzie to remove her daylight ring. Lizzie attempts to sway her go unheard and does as she commands. Hope opens up the curtains and Aurora begins to burn in the sunlight. She screams, bursts into flames, and sizzling skins visibly disturbing Lizzie.

Still on fire from a bit of sunlight, Lizzie smothers the fire and apologizes to her, what she's experiencing is unnecessary and inhumane. They can end this if she only opens up her mind to her. In a state, Aurora believes Lizzie to be her dead brother, Tristan, and tells her she knows how to defeat Hope. Lizzie, keeping up the ruse, inquires if it has something to do with the gods and Aurora continues to share her plan with her "brother".

Aurora believes that, if not all, they have a singular immensely powerful father. Ben even confirmed her suspicions about the existence of the gods and she was right about the origins of the sarcophagus she stole from the museum. It was crafted by the very hands of a god, along with several like it, to protect them. Lizzie's lost again and questions why the gods would need protection. Aurora doesn't know, though the sarcophagus she recovered was empty, meaning a god walks free. Ben explained to her that mythology has come to know her as Vulcan or Hephaestus or a hundred other names, but always as a man, when in reality she is an impossibly gifted engineer and blacksmith who crafted weapons and fantastic machines for her family of gods. Lizzie realizes she's already met her and admits that Aurora has one crazy plan. That's all that she has considering the Red Oak has been destroyed. She pleads to Lizzie, believing it to be her brother, to release her before Hope returns. However, it's too late. Hope explains that she's not talking to Tristan and turns her around to show her Lizzie who apologizes. Aurora now realizes that she was in a state and remembers that Tristan died in a box at the bottom of the ocean in agony the moment the Hollow killed Elijah. Hope, however, has finished plan B.

After a brief intermission, Lizzie and Hope return to the motel room. Lizzie explains to Hope that they don't need a plan B since Aurora has told them her plan, though Hope has gone through the trouble of creating a dark object. Though it's not nearly as fancy or powerful as Papa Tunde's blade, she hopes it's just as painful. Hope slams the thermostat-turned-dark object into her chest just over her heart and activates it with a spell. She screams out in pain as it burrows into her chest.

After Hope and Lizzie leave the room to talk, Hope returns, wanting Lizzie to be the one to stake her. Using the sire bond, Lizzie is forced to drive a stake into her chest, though Lizzie overcomes the sire bond, missing her heart. Hope turns to stake her, but Lizzie breaks Hope's neck. With Hope momentarily out of the way, Lizzie uses her magic and removes the dark object buried in her chest and releases her from the enchanted chains.

Returning to the diner, she and Lizzie talk. She wonders why Lizzie saved her. Lizzie explains that she was selfish and couldn't let her die without apologizing. Aurora doesn't understand and Lizzie elaborates. Lizzie had called her crazy and was being dismissive and judging her symptoms and not their cause. She was treating her the same way everyone had treated her after an episode. Lizzie used to think that her brain was a weakness, but now believes that maybe all the issues she's struggled with are what allowed her to break the sire bond. Aurora claims that she can be quite symptomatic at times, to Lizzie's defense. Lizzie empathizes with her, having lost her sibling. She asks her to do something to heal it, instead of staying stuck on revenge. Aurora explains that Tristen is dead and that there's nothing she can do. Lizzie, however, has an idea. She believes that these gods have all kinds of powers, including the ability to wield and shape time. They could take them back; back to when Tristan was alive. Aurora believes it to not be a bad idea, though she no longer has any inspiration nor where to go next. Lizzie pulls a piece of the sarcophagus out from her bag. Turns out she's already met "Vulcan", and they can start by finding her.

In Was This the Monster You Saw?, Aurora drives Lizzie's car, speeding down a road while Lizzie tracks their target with a spelled map. Aurora's frustrated that she's keeping her at arm's length in regards to the direction and questions how she's tracking the gods when magic doesn't work on them. However, Lizzie still has a piece of the sarcophagus and is tracking that instead. Aurora admits that it's quite clever. Lizzie thinks so too, if it only leads them to Jen and the rest of the sleeping gods. Making another last minute turn, she questions Lizzie why she doesn't trust her with the map. Lizzie has a billion reasons, none of which she believes she can handle hearing.

Lizzie and Aurora hit a snag in their plan, namely a flat tire. Lizzie berates her for not being able to follow simple directions. Aurora considers the source of the directions, but Lizzie cites her profound trust issues and that the car is a metaphor for their partnership. Lizzie, however, believes she knows how to fix her, though Aurora mentions that Tristan tried "fixing" her where a doctor or a monk would stick her in ice baths or cut her open, to try to help. Lizzie has a different method of therapy in mind, though apologizes for what she went through. Aurora dismisses it, believing that her family would have done the same in her day. Lizzie doesn't believe so because what Aurora refuses to see is that Tristan was the problem. From the outside, their relationship seems abusive and toxic, yet she'd still do anything to have him back, similar to her wanting Josie and Hope back. Regardless, Lizzie decides to vamp to the nearest town to compel themselves a new car.

Aurora drives the car, still with a flat tire to a gas station with the map in hand. Lizzie comes out with two slushies, knowing that she would take the bait. She was also testing her to prove a point. Aurora didn't need to look at that map, but she did anyway. She explains that maybe that's not the only thing she's right about. Aurora questions if this is modern therapy.

Aurora comments on how dreadful the slushy is, yet continues to drink it. Lizzie believes that based on what she's learned, she chooses to do things that are harmful to her as a consistent pattern. However, Aurora can say the same about her, but Lizzie hears her out. Aurora explains that she can't function on her own and she's obsessively fixated on her sister and Hope. The more time they spend together, though, she wonders if it's even about them, because now she's partnered up with her. She believes she just needs someone to feel superior to. That is Lizzie's pattern and she needs to break it to learn to be alone and to like the person she is enough to spend time with herself without having to be distracted. This resonates with Lizzie but she brushes it off. Aurora stands to leave, but Lizzie reminds her that she can't, she has the mad and she needs her to find the gods. Despite her instability, she loves herself and she believes she's capable of doing it herself without Lizzie's help. Leaving Lizzie alone, she vamps away.

Despite her statement, she follows Lizzie to Jen's hideout, finding Lizzie in trouble in Jen's booby trap. Lizzie pleads with her to help her, though Aurora can't just let her out. Lizzie was right about one thing. They have profound trust issues. Lizzie tells her that she can fix that if she lets her out since her magic doesn't work on this god stuff. Aurora already knows how to fix their problem if Lizzie agrees to her terms.

Aurora branded Lizzie's forearm with the Triad symbol, reminding her they're a part of a blood pack which means neither of them can back out or betray the other while they quest to raise the gods. Lizzie knows this as Aurora forced her to cast the binding spell. Lucky for her, she knew all the words, otherwise, she probably wouldn't have. She's also upfront about her terms. It also ensures that she won't be alone in this endeavor and they both get what they want. As much as Aurora detests the things Lizzie said to her, many of them were true. Likewise, the same thing is true with Lizzie. However, what makes them most alike is that people have always made them feel as though they need to be fixed. But they don't need to believe them when they say they're broken. Lizzie finds Aurora's words borderline empowering, though Jen has returned to her hideout. She already knows Lizzie and questions who the new person is. Aurora introduces herself. They know who she is and they need to know who else is sleeping in the coffins.

In The Only Way Out is Through, Aurora and Lizzie return to meet Jen, who's working on a new welding project and tells them she's not talking about her family. They've come with food to make amends and to bribe her with an offering. Aurora pleads with her, explaining that hearing about her family is a matter of great importance. Ultimately, Jen accepts their offerings.

Having won her favor with their offerings, Jen talks to Aurora and Lizzie about her family. She explains that they're a bunch of douchebags, except for Chronos, god of Time, since he never once forgot her birthday. They all thought she was a freak, because she didn't fit in. They were into war and destruction, and she was more into construction. She's a blacksmith and an artist. Her father, Ken, hated her for that. He demanded her to make weapons for the gods, but she refused to make something that takes a life. Instead she offered to make them armor for protection but Ken cast her out. He said she wasn't one of them and had the heart of a coward. In time, she worked alone in her cave, forgotten. Until one day, out of nowhere, Ken came to see her, calling her daughter. He admired her skill at the forge, calling her work unparalleled. Though she was glad to be in his favor, it was her that he needed, and sought the protection she once offered. For the first time, she saw fear in his face. Aurora wonders what makes an omnipotent deity know fear. Jen explains that gods are only as powerful as people's belief in them, which had diminished over the years. However, the ultimate death sentence for a god came along. A creature that could make the world forget you ever existed–Malivore.

Aurora and Lizzie continue to listen as Jen recounts her family. Ken has asked for her help so that he can hide from a fight. The reason for the sarcophaguses. Her family would be spelled to sleep until Malivore was destroyed and, as an incentive, Ken promised a boon to whoever defeated Malivore and woke them up. Lizzie believes something is missing from the story. Malivore is already dead, yet her family is still asleep. Jen explains that she lied. The spell to wake them up never existed. After a millennia, her father was finally offering her a place in the family by his side, but all she could think about was how he punished humans for every little thing with earthquakes, fires, floods. Her family were the real monsters, and she didn't want to be like them. Instead, she locked them up and claimed she destroyed the key. Lizzie is surprised to find out that she betrayed her family. Jen also retorts that should they ever wake up and find out, she'd be in a world of hurt, meaning she can't let them free any of them.

Lizzie doesn't understand. If Jen wanted to rid the world of her family, she could've just tossed those fancy coffins into a volcano or something. Jen claims she didn't want to lose track of them but Lizzie offers a counter explanation. She believes that Jen couldn't bring herself to actually close the door on her family forever. She has similar sentiments with Hope, which makes her assume that it wasn't so easy to betray her family. Aurora knows she never destroyed the key. Jen comes clean and reveals that she hid the key in a place where she'd never be able to get it. She explains that she had a half-brother, Ben, who was treated worse than she was. He was chained to a rock to be eaten alive by monsters and then come back to life and do it all over again. She used to sneak bread and water to him if she could and that was their little secret. However, this one time, she had a secret he couldn't know about. She hid the key inside of him. By his side she explained that their father was asleep and she could set him free, however his curse will remain so as long as their father lived. She believed if he was absorbed by Malivore it could all stop. In their last meeting, she believed him absorbed. The biggest part was that the Malivore forgetting spell doesn't work on the gods, meaning she remembered everything. The look on his face and betrayal. With Malivore dead, wherever Ben is, she believes he's there for eternity. She'll never get the chance to apologize and explain that she hated what she had to do. Lizzie and Aurora exchange looks, knowing that Ben isn't, or no longer, trapped in Malivore. With this new information, they thank Jen for her time and quickly depart. Jen however liked hanging out, offering to do it again sometime.

Aurora and Lizzie make their way back to the Salvatore School. They know where the key is, though Lizzie doesn't know if they should be doing this, given the information Jen has given them about her father. Aurora reminds her about their binding agreement and Lizzie doesn't want to break it, just to raise a different god. She wants to raise the god of time and then they can go back and fix what went wrong. After all, they're trying to be better people. Before she can keep talking, she sees Alaric leave the front of the school, previously unaware he's out of his coma.

Lizzie is shocked to see her father alive. Her dad's already back and she believes that this whole plan is pointless, but if she doesn't go through with it, then their blood pact will kill her. Aurora reassures her that it wouldn't. She wouldn't consider her quitting a betrayal and tells Lizzie to go to her father. If she could have Tristan back, she wouldn't let some silly brand keep her from that. Lizzie thinks it a trick and Aurora, at one time, would have tricked her, but she reiterates Lizzie words. She's trying to be a better person. Lizzie, however, doesn't go to Alaric. She questions if raising Chronos doesn't work, what would she do. Aurora will do whatever she has to do, including raising Ken. If she does that, then Lizzie will be forced to tell her father, to which Aurora would consider a betrayal. Aurora offers her a choice: to stop now and risk losing everything or keep going and to help her raise a better god and see it through to the end.

After Jed leaves, Aurora confronts Ben at the Old Mill. Last time they met, he didn't put up much of a fight, but promised her that he won't be so easy to defeat this time. Aurora already knows this and why she has help. Lizzie appears behind Ben and siphons from his head. Ben falls to the ground unconscious.

In Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found, Aurora and Lizzie hold Ben captive and chained to a tree. Lizzie rushes Aurora to cut him open and retrieve the key, but Aurora questions if she's ever witnessed how complicated the inner workings of the human body are. Aurora's only hesitation is what to do with the key once they have it. Lizzie retorts that they obviously wake the time god, whoever that is, which proves Aurora's point. They lack necessary information and that every move they make must be considered more than the one before. If Jen was telling them the truth about the key, she questions Lizzie about how they would identify the sarcophagus that holds the god they're after. She also questions what they do with Jen herself, who's clearly loath to raise any god. Lizzie dismisses the question, believing that she's a wimp all of a sudden. Aurora hands her the key to let her do the job herself. Lizzie attempts to cut into Ben's torso, but stops short. She'd rather talk about getting past Jen. Ben, however, is now awake and chimes in on their conversation. He explains that his half-sister is far more intelligent than she appears. Lizzie begs to differ because she's named her metal shop "Torch 'n Toke." Aurora points out that they don't trust each other, let alone him since he doesn't have any skin in the game. Ben begs to differ and believes they can work together.

Ben is sure that their plan will never work. Jen is a god and as docile as she may seem, she will surely crush them. He believes the better plan is to take the key out of him and destroy it. Ben believes they want it to raise his father, but he's wrong. They want to raise the time god, Chronos, as they'd know him as. He questions why they want him and Lizzie explains that they want to go back in time and fix all of the mistakes they've made. Permitting they allow him, he too wants to go back as well, to the time when his lover, Ashur was alive. Lizzie sympathizes with him and attempts to convince Aurora to let him join. Aurora doesn't trust him, though Ben tells them that they're trying to trick a god. He's only ever seen it done once by the very person they're trying to trick. He believes it to be worth the risk, if they can get past Jen. He's sure that manipulating her is the one part of this plan that he's certain he will help them achieve. Aurora mocks Lizzie's trustworthiness, telling her to throw caution to the wind.

While, Lizzie distracts Jen, Aurora has removed and dissected one of Ben's kidneys, finding the key they're searching for. With the worst behind him, he asks for her to unchain him, though she doesn't. Ben claims they had a deal, though she points out that his deal was with Lizzie, which she opposed. Ben claims that she won't know which sarcophagus to open without him, but she's taking it one problem at a time. Aurora believes that she should kill him, to make sure that he won't follow her, however she reasons that would hamper her personal journey from villain to savior. She likes Lizzie, but she always wants to be the one who makes the decisions and when that decision involves using the boon of a god for anything, she doesn't know what she'll do. Ben tells her that his father is the only one that can grant a Boon and begs her not to do this, to wake him. Aurora simply tells him that he'll just have to trust her and vamps away.

Aurora returns to Jen's workshop, heading straight for the cargo container of sarcophagi. She doesn't know which one is Ken and rhetorically asks for a sign. Coincidentally, one of Jen's many phones rings out. She takes this as her cue to answer, though it's Lizzie and Jen. Lizzie questions if she told Ben about the boon, and Aurora threatens to hang up. She explains to Lizzie that she knew he was dangerous which was why she cut the key from him and left him chained to the tree. She questions why she's changed her mind. Lizzie tells her that Jen told her his story and how he'd do anything to bring his old lover back as well as that Chronos isn't in any of those sarcophaguses. Ben lied to them. Jen explains that Ben's cursed and the only he can break that curse is with her father, which her father will only break the curse as a boon in exchange for his freedom. Lizzie knows she screwed up but she knows that Aurora is in Jen's metalshop planning to do something stupid, but begs her not to make any sudden moves. They are in the endgame. Aurora agrees to wait until she arrives, however, she's attacked from behind by Ben and knocked unconscious and taken.

In Into the Woods, Aurora is chained in a shipping container, shaking as it's being transported to an unknown destination. When the doors open, she's enveloped in a bright white light and Ken appears before her. Aurora proceeds to laugh at what he's wearing. He looks ridiculous and mocks that he's the so-called king of the gods. He tells her that she may call him Ken and she comments that's even sillier. She goes to introduce herself, though he's already familiar with her as Ben has told him quite a lot including one thing they share in comment. Aurora quips about it being a flair for the dramatic, but it is in fact the desire to kill the tribrid. She understands his request but hesitates all the same. He's not the first charismatic, power-hungry madman that she's encountered in her life. Instead of manipulation and torture, he hopes they can share a meal and talk and releases her from the shackles. She doubts he has anything that would satisfy her, but he surprises her and tosses a man into the shipping container. Aurora happily obliges and begins to feed on him.

Aurora, now refreshed, emerges from the container to a field of flowers. Ken had made the flowers bloom hoping she'd like them. She's surprised about his powers, assuming the legends to be true. Despite this she still questions his wardrobe and tosses him the other man's clothing. Ken is hesitant to change as they're impractical for battle. Aurora reminds him this is the modern world and Ken does as she'd asked. He sheds his armor and dresses in the new clothes as Aurora questions why he wants to kill the tribrid. He is the most powerful being in existence, yet when he was awoken, he heard of a girl claiming the same title. He intends to crush her and prove otherwise. Such is the way of gods. He bested her and yet she refused to die. Aurora admires him in his new attire. Ken confides in her that he's unaccustomed to asking for help and she cannot imagine what he's gone through, being imprisoned by his own family for centuries. The loneliness of that, the torture and the utter lack of love, which is the very thing that fuels a god. He's only returned to the world, a world he does not understand, but must rule and he desperately needs a guide and possibly someone to rule with him at his side. Though a bit forward, Aurora understands and can empathize with him. He takes it as her willingness to help and asks her to name her price.

Aurora continues to elaborate on her past. The Mikaelson family abused her, warping her thinking. Now she wonders if her brother Tristan had done the same. In many ways, like Ken, she has lost everything, but unlike him, she doesn't know if revenge can restore it. Ken still hears the rage in her voice. He believes that smiting her enemies will bring her mind to peace and justice for her brother, even if it does not bring him back. Aurora questions if he can bring him back. She pledges to help him kill the tribrid in exchange for her brother. That is her ask, a small task for a powerful god. Ken, however, tells her that he cannot do that for her. With her ask denied, she doesn't know the point of this journey, but knows that she won't help him. She explains that many of the partnerships in her life have only given her hope for it to be taken from her. If she is meant to learn some lesson it is this: she is doomed to be alone. Upset, she vamps off.

As Aurora walks through the woods, a crack of thunder rings out in the sky. Curious to her, there's not a single cloud in the sky. Mere feet from her, the ground is stuck with lightning and she's thrown backwards to the ground. Ken offers her a hand to pick her up, but she chooses to resist him. She wonders if he's come here to threaten her, and if he has, it's taken him longer than she thought it would. Aurora has misunderstood him, which is his fault. He's come to apologize to her. He explains that when he said he could not return her brother, she assumed it was beyond his power. He corrects himself, telling her that he wouldn't return her brother. Angered, Aurora questions why he refuses her. Based on what she's told him about her brother, he doesn't deserve to live again. She calls him a hypocrite because she knows of his cruelty and your malice from his own children. Ken wonders if she truly believes them and she does. She's experienced Ben's memories–his pain and his suffering–for herself. As a vampire, she can see into a person's mind. Ken wants her to look into his mind so she can judge him for herself just as he's judged her brother through her stories. Aurora hesitates. This kind of judgment is frowned upon in the modern world and questions her place in it. He wants her to witness his truth and advances towards her, picking her up. Doing as he's asked, she places her forehead onto his and dives into his mind.

Aurora spends the remainder of the day experiencing Ken's memories until she's seen enough. She asks him to put her down and he does. His children lied to her and to him. They've painted him as a coward and a tyrant but she's now seen he's nothing of the sort. Ken tells her that he was a father, determined to protect his family from Malivore, at least, the ones he hadn't already consumed. He was so intent on destroying him that he was blind to the true enemy in his midst; his daughter. Jen tricked him and the rest of his children and because of it, he was imprisoned. Powerless to stop Malivore from ruining the world he had conquered. To keep those he loved safe. Now she understands why he will not make that mistake again. Aurora won't make the same mistake either. She now sees Tristan's actions for what they were. He asks if that means she will help him restore order to this world. She doesn't answer him. Instead, she wonders if her mind is sick, or has it just been another lie she's been told. She wants Ken to render his judgment. Their stories are so similar and to judge her would be to judge himself and he cannot do that. In this moment, that falls to her. Aurora takes a moment and comes to her decision. She will help him kill the tribrid and anyone who thinks they are wrong have the power to stop them. Ken will confront Hope in a trial by combat, the way of royalty and the gods. They seal their union in a kiss.

In By the End of This, You'll Know Who You Were Meant to Be, Aurora watches from their bed as Ken stands in front of a window and dresses. Aurora believes something is bothering him and he explains to her that he had a strange dream. If it means what he thinks it does, then there's something he must attend to. Aurora attempts to inquire further, but Ken only tells her it's the business of gods. She pushes for more information, but he retorts that because he was relaxed last night and his guard was down, an intruder entered his dream. The timing of her and the invader is convenient, to say the least. Aurora believes that his time in a metal coffin has made him paranoid. Ken muses that he's always been paranoid and that is how he took the throne from his siblings. He's willing to accept that betrayal may come from anywhere. He needs confirmation that all the things she has told him are true. In the meantime, he wants her to prove her usefulness in another way. He's asked his daughter to construct a weapon that can kill the tribrid, but so far, she has been resistant. He asks her to persuade Jen for him. Aurora quips, or else what, but Ken is not amused. She can ask his siblings if she can find their bodies.

Doing as she's tasked, Aurora enters Jen's workshop, though she's nowhere to be seen. Taking a moment to listen, she hears her heartbeat from one of the sarcophagi. Lifting the lid, dozens of spikes retract as Aurora finds Jen's lifeless body.

Later, after Jen as recovered from her father's torture, Aurora prepares her a drink, thinking it will make her feel better. Jen believes her to be the good cop who pretends to be nice to get her to build her dad's weapon. Aurora admits that she's not pretending, nor is she planning on hurting her. She knows she's smart enough to know this resistance is childish. Jen quips backs if she's not smart enough if she'll resume Ken's torture, but that too, she denies. She's seen enough of it in her lifetime and wants no part in it anymore. Jen doesn't believe that considering her father is involved. Her dad has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Aurora believes that Jen misunderstands him and is sure he had a good reason for putting her in the sarcophagus. That is just Jen's point. Ken already has her making excuses for him and he's never wasted much time with the ladies. Aurora doens't understand and Jen questions her about the pitch he served her–was it "reincarnated spirit of my first love" or "be my queen and rule this world by my side." Aurora doesn't answer, but explains that he showed her his memories. She believes that she is the awful one with the rest of her family, unlike the contrived little sob story she shared. Jen tells Aurora that he can distort his memories, and make her see whatever he wants her to see. Aurora believes her to be lying. It doesn't matter either way to Jen, her father always gets what he wants, eventually. She comes to the conclusion that she should just do as she's asked and build the weapon. She too is stuck in a pattern she can't escape, but in comparison to her, she at least knows it. Jen leaves her to think about what she's told her.

In This Can Only End in Blood, Aurora arrives in the meadow in a bolt of lightning with the finished spear. Aurora greets Hope, wondering if she expected someone else. To her surprise, it appears that she's switched sides. Lizzie was sure that she'd change. Aurora commentates that none of them really change and that they are who they are. She can't stop being a Mikaelson, so much so she can't stop hating everything that they stand for. Hope muses if they could skip the monologue to the part where she tells her why Ken didn't show up. She explains that he sent her in his place, though Hope retorts about him having no honor. Aurora finds her hypocrisy adorable as it's clear she's planned to cheat and laid a trap for him. She can hear all of them in the woods, the wolves and their very loud heartbeats. That's the Klaus Mikaelson in her. Ignoring her own hypocrisy and doing whatever it takes to win. Branding the spear, she tells her that she's not the only one who can cheat. In the woods, Hope listens in as the wolves scream out in pain. She demands to know what she's done, but it's completely out of Aurora's hands. Aurora attempts to goad her into helping her friends, but Hope ignores her. Her friends can handle themselves. Her fight is here, with her.

Hope and Aurora face off against one another. Hope matches Aurora strike for strike, but believes that she's made a mistake bringing a spear to their battle. Hope casts incendia in an attempt to destroy the spear, but it has no effect on it. Aurora explains that it was forged with god magic which renders her witchcraft useless. Hope believes they're evenly matched, but Aurora doubts that. She manages to strike Hope with the spear, though Hope believes she's had worse injuries. As they continue to trade blows, Hope falls to her knees, her wound spreading like an infection. Aurora explains that the sensation she's feeling is Red Oak making its way through your bloodstream to your heart. Nature's way of telling her that she's overstayed her welcome and that it's time to die.

Hope leans on her back on the ground as thunder rumbles overhead. Aurora knows Ken is coming and they need to make this quick. Hope begs her not to do this. Killing her won't fix the past, nor will it erase the pain that she's experienced. Aurora believes otherwise. She's been under her father's sway for centuries, desperate for even the smallest expression of love, only to be reminded time and time again of his cruelty. She's been caught in an endless cycle, until now. His line ends with her; the last vestige of Klaus Mikaelson wiped from the world forever. Aurora strikes down the spear, aiming for her head, but Hope stops it between the palms of her hands. She retorts that her father was pretty hard to get rid of, and so is she. She pulls the spear forward beside her and kicks Aurora through the air; she's been fooled by her ruse. Aurora attempts to get up off the ground, but Hope casts a spell to immobilize her in place. It's now time to end this.

Hope stands over Aurora's immobilized body. This cycle of revenge always leads to more violence. It's how her father lived most of his life and she is her father's daughter. Hope stabs the spear into the ground next to her body, telling her that is not all he was capable of. Casting another spell, she frees Aurora, much to her surprise. Hope explains that this is her trusting her instincts and believing that she's not too far gone. The people can change. There was a side to her father that she never saw. One that was decent, kind, and loving. He knew he couldn't make up for his past sins, but he still tried. He didn't want pain and suffering to be all that he left behind and neither did she. Extending a hand, she asks Aurora to break the cycle and Aurora accepts her hand.

A bolt of lightning strikes the Earth and Ken emerges from the dust. He demands to know what is going on, if she's having more doubts. Aurora vamps to his side with the spear in tow. She claims it was a ruse and tells him that the weapon is effective. This will be a much heralded day in his legend. Hope scoffs and questions if Ken really sent her into battle not knowing if his weapon would work. She could have been killed. Hope begs Aurora not to do this and that she saw real doubt in her eyes. Ken commands her to be silent, that her opportunity was wasted with mercy. Hope ignores Ken, still attempting to reach Aurora. She was worth trying to reach even if her brother, Klaus, or Ken never saw it. Ken has had enough. Hope picks back up her sword and the two begin to fight.

Aurora stands watching events unfold, not willing to intervene. With end in sight, Ken creates lightning in the palm of his hand and strikes Hope, sending her flying through the air. Ken approaches her, claiming the end of the legend of the tribrid, the legacy of Klaus, forever. As Hope struggles to stand, Ken raises the spear to land a killing blow. As he brings the spear down, Aurora vamps in front of Hope as the spear's end plunges into her chest. Hope braces her as Aurora stares Ken down. Confronted with her betrayal, he removes the spear. Hope takes the opportunity to vamp Aurora to safety at the Old Mill.

Hope lays Aurora on the ground, laying her head in her lap. She tells Aurora to hold on and that she can heal her. Before she can bite her wrist, Aurora stops her and tells her that it won't work. The spear is forged with god magic. Hope compresses the wound and sits with her. Aurora tells her she was right about her. Aurora loved her father as much as she hated him. His spirit, his indomitable will. She wanted him to change for her, but she wasn't enough. Hope was, though. Klaus changed for her and she saw in her everything that she couldn't have. Aurora tells her how sorry she is. Hope apologies back for not seeing this side of her sooner and for what she had done to her. They're all complicated and Hope has the very best parts of Klaus in her. She tells her that she did too little too late, but she can do more. Removing her hand, she encourages her to go and finish this and to never forget who she is. Aurora succumbs to the fatal wound and dies.

That night, Lizzie and Hope honor her with a Viking funeral at the lake. Hope explains that Aurora finally admitted that she loved her father and she deserves the honor, especially after the sacrifice she made. She asks if Lizzie would like to say anything. Their relationship was complicated, but she taught her that complicated doesn't mean broken. She really hopes that she finds Peace. Hope agrees and, joining hands, the two cast incendia, setting Aurora's body on fire.

Personality

When she was still human, despite being born into a noble family, she was nothing like her father, brother, or other noblewomen. Aurora was kind, caring, selfless, compassionate, sympathetic and moral. However, despite being kind and caring, Aurora was very obsessive about becoming a vampire to be with Klaus. One night, after being declined once again, Aurora tried to take her own life by slitting her wrists. She also suffered from bipolar disorder, which caused her to have manic episodes of depression, happiness, anger, etc.

Aurora is described as a beautiful and enigmatic vampire who is, at times, sexy, seductive, witty and free-spirited. But due to her bipolar disorder, which is heightened as a vampire, she can also be malevolent, dangerous and extremely violent in an instant. Her disorder caused her to have episodes that were extremely manic and dangerous. In her lightest moments, she's the flame that draws men to her like moths; in her darkest, she'll kill those same men without a second thought. She has a childlike air to her and appears to have a close relationship with her brother Tristan, despite him keeping her captive in a monastery as a result of her disorder.

Aurora is also manipulative and calculating. She uses her cunning mind to work around any situation to meet her own ends. Aurora has very low self-esteem, and leans on those around for that boost of esteem. This can be shown when Klaus mentions Camille and she becomes jealous and believes that Cami is in the way of her and Klaus' relationship, and takes matters into her own hands. She can be very cruel and cold-hearted towards those that she thinks have wronged her, as shown when she compelled Cami to kill herself in front of a sleeping Klaus. Even after this, she justified her actions as an act of love for Klaus. She then justified her later actions as revenge towards Klaus for rejecting her. She seems to have no regard for human life, finding it a means to an end. Aurora has also shown herself to be a master at manipulation. She was able to manipulate Hope into killing members of the Triad, without being immolated herself.

Despite her flawed personality, Aurora loves passionately and with her whole heart and soul. She is also extremely loyal to her family, lover, and sire. Despite everything that Tristan did to her, she still stayed by his side and even fought for him against the Mikaelsons. She tried to save her brother by killing Elijah, as this would end her brother's torment of drowning repeatedly, and was heartbroken when she failed to save him. She stole Rebekah's body to ensure that Rebekah - and herself remained safe, as Aurora's life is tied to Rebekah's.

Her ability to not only hold a grudge, but seek retribution for the wrongs done to her, is incomparable. She hatched an elaborate plan to lure Klaus's daughter, Hope, into a trap so she could get revenge on the Mikaelson family. Aurora cannot separate Hope, who was not involved in the 1,000 year feud, from the rest of the Mikaelson's, showing a fixation on the family. Aurora wanted a Mikaelson to pay for what was done to her, and chose Hope because she's the daughter of Aurora's once great love. She preyed on Hope's lack of knowledge about her family history and her cockiness. She purposefully made herself appear as insignificant as the other foes to challenge the tribrid when in reality, Aurora is a brilliantly meticulous foe with a carefully crafted plan.

Physical Appearance

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Aurora has green eyes and straight red hair with thin eyebrows and a wide smile that is quite endearing. She looks quite youthful, with her slim features and bone structure. Lucien has also described her as having eyes a person could get lost in just from one look. Also, Klaus called her "exquisite" when he first laid his eyes on her. She is seen wearing stylish, dark-colored clothing that is very expensive and modern. She enjoys accessories and wears them often, along with heavy make-up.

As a human, she is seen with her hair very long and often in tiny braids. She either wore it up or down, but often paired with a light-colored dress and minimal make-up.

Powers and Abilities

Aurora possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a non-Original vampire. But being over a thousand years old, she was one of the strongest vampires in existence, second only to the Original vampires. Aurora was the second member of the Trinity to be turned after Lucien, making her the second strongest of the group until Lucien became the Beast.

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She had a very high resistance to aneurysm spells due to her time at a Buddhist monastery for an unknown amount of time. Her resistance to pain infliction spells is impressive considering that she found Freya's attempt to hurt her amusing. Aurora seemed to be a skilled operator of mind compulsion. This power is one of the things she enjoys the most about being a vampire. Aurora has been seen to be skilled in sword fighting, able to defend herself and also attack. However, it is shown that her skills were inferior to that of her brother Tristan de Martel. Her fighting skills were more than a match with Hayley; an non-original werewolf-vampire hybrid. Her reflexes are fast enough that allowed her to shoot both Klaus and Elijah in a blink of an eye, without them being able to react.

Aurora using mind compulsion.

Through unknown means, she claimed that she, Lucien and Tristan could not be compelled anymore.

She has shown great strength by snapping Hayley's neck and throwing her a considerable distance across the room. Her physical strength was also more than a match for the newly-turned Camille.

Weaknesses

Aurora has the typical weaknesses of a non-Original vampire.

Relationships

Appearances

The Vampire Diaries

Season Seven

The Originals

Season Three

Season Five

Legacies

Season Four

Name

  • Aurora is a feminine name of Latin origin. The name means "the Dawn." It stems from Roman mythology, Aurora the goddess of dawn.[1]
  • Martel is one of Britain and France's most famous and historic surnames. It derives from the French word "martel" meaning "hammer".[2]

Trivia

  • She was the oldest vampire of Rebekah's sireline.
  • She was previously held captive by monks in a monastery by her brother, Tristan, who ordered them to drug her (presumably vervain). It is currently unknown as to why, though it is entirely possible that Aurora is mentally or emotionally unstable given her behavior during their most recent reunion.
    • According to her brother Tristan, Aurora has a tendency to fall into her dark periods and that her most recent one occurred long ago and has yet to lift. Hence the reason she was held in the monastery.
    • Aurora displayed signs of mental instability as a human.
  • She was the second sired vampire in history.
    • This makes her the first female vampire sired in history while Lucien is the first male vampire sired in history.
  • She was the first vampire to be compelled by an Original Vampire.
  • She was compelled by Elijah to see Klaus as the wretched, deceitful monster that he truly is. Later she was also compelled to believe that she was Rebekah. He then told her to run in the fear of Mikael along with Lucien and Tristan who believed they were Niklaus and Elijah respectively.
  • Aurora, Tristan and Lucien swore vengeance against the Mikaelson family and spend centuries looking for weapons that would kill them until the truth about the sirelines were revealed, thus forcing them to incapacitate the Originals instead so they wouldn't die themselves.
  • She, like both Lucien and her brother, were immune to vervain.
  • She was very resistant to pain infliction spells. Though she seems to displays some enjoyment towards it.
  • She was strong enough to hold on her own facing a powerful witch (Freya) and a hybrid (Hayley) in combat.
  • Aurora is jealous of Klaus' affection for Camille O'Connell.
  • She was the first vampire in history of TVD/TO universe revealed to be bipolar.
  • Aurora plays the piano.
  • She was the only member of the Trinity to appear in all of the first 10 episodes of season 3.
  • She claims she hasn't felt pain since the 1700's, and to her it tickled when Freya did a pain infliction spell on her.
  • Since Aurora drank the serum to become an upgraded Original but hasn't died yet, it is unknown if it will get out of her system, or how it will affect her.
  • After Vincent extracted the serum from her body, Aurora was once again an ordinary vampire.
  • With her brother and Lucien dead, she is now the only remaining member of the Trinity. However she was killed by Ken and now there are no remaining members of the Trinity.

Quotes

Gallery

The Originals

Legacies

References

See also

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