|“||This is going to sound freaky, but this totally hot guy just asked me to ask you if you're going to the dance tonight.||”|
— Dana to Elena in The Last Dance
Dana was a character who first appeared in the twelfth episode of the second season in The Vampire Diaries. She was a student at Mystic Falls High School in the same graduating class as Elena, Caroline, Matt, Bonnie and Tyler. She was eventually killed by Stefan, who was compelled by Klaus to kill both her and another student named, Chad.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
She appeared again in The Last Dance, where Klaus was posing as Alaric Saltzman. Firstly, she appeared in the History classroom where she informed Klaus (as Alaric), that they had been covering the 60s all week, due to the upcoming 60s Decade Dance. Later on, Klaus compelled her to give Elena a message, saying he wanted the first dance. She also hosted the event and gave Elena a shout out from Klaus.
In The Reckoning, Dana is contributing to Senior Prank Night in the gym. Klaus enters with Elena and orders for Dana and Chad to stay while the other kids leave. Klaus later compelled Dana to stand on one foot and if she drops it, Chad must beat her to death. She lasts long enough to keep her balance and is helped down by Chad. Klaus then orders Stefan to kill them, but then he compels him instead to which Stefan begins feeding on her neck till the point of her death while Elena watches.
Dana was a friendly and cheerful person to the people she interacted with.
Dana had medium length wavy black hair, brown eyes and an athletic build.
- Dana is a unisex name. It means "wise" or "intelligent".
- With the confirmation of human souls being found in the two dimensions, Dana either found peace or went to Hell.
- She would later ended up sharing a first name with another Mystic Falls High School student.