Over the course of the series, several dreams have been dreamt. Most of which were supernaturally induced.
The Vampire Diaries Characters Dreams
She was lying in the Mystic Falls Hospital bed. She went to the bathroom to wash her bite mark. In the mirror she saw Damon, and she turned, but nobody was there. She went to Matt who was sitting on the chair next to the bed. She started to wake him up and then she saw Damon's "vampiric" face. Vicki then woke up.This dream may have happened because Stefan wasn't strong enough to make her forget, or Damon planted it in her mind.
Damon compels Elena's dream to turn it into a nightmare after the dinner at her house. During the dream, Stefan kisses her. They are about to make love when he turns into Damon. Elena wakes up screaming.
As she walks off, a crow is seen standing in the window.
Stefan had his dream in Family Ties. Damon compelled Stefan to dream it.
The dream started with Elena waking up in her bed. Nobody was at home, but she saw some shadows. There we're no electricity in the house, yet TV was on. Logan Fell reported that local student, Elena Gilbert has been killed by an animal. Damon came from behind and told her, that she's next. She started to run, but he was everywhere. He bitten her in the neck. Then Stefan woke up.
This dream occurred when Stefan was sleeping in the Salvatore Boarding House, which Katherine compelled Stefan to have. It begins in the Lockwood Mansion in 1864. Stefan and Katherine were dancing the "near touch", the same dance Stefan and Elena practiced in Miss Mystic Falls. They discussed about Damon who happen to be talking to Elena and holding hands with her. Damon and Elena left the room, which Stefan soon follow. The scene changed to the Mystic Grill in the present day. Elena was at the pool table, she looks at Stefan and says "It's your turn", but it turns out that she was talking to Damon who came over with drinks in his hands. They soon kissed and went back to the game. Katherine appeared behind Stefan in her ball gown which she wore a few minutes ago. She said "It hurts doesn't it? Now you know how i feel, Don't fight it Stefan, you loved me once, you can love me again"
The scene soon changed back to the Lockwood Mansion in 1864, Katherine said "I love you Stefan, we'll be together again, I promise", as she walked up to him and kissed him in the lips and placed her head on his chest, hugging him. Which then, he woke up, and find out that Katherine was beside him and compelled him to have the dream.
In By the Light of the Moon, in the dream, Stefan and Katherine were in the tomb. She asked him to take off her clothes, saying that she had been in the dress for days and she wanted Stefan to help her get out of it. He didn't say anything so she took off her dress trying to seduce him. Strutting around in her bra and panties, Katherine plays mind games with Stefan, implying that Damon has got exactly what he wants, which is Elena. She says that because she believes that Damon and Elena are having some "fun", she thinks that she and Stefan should have a little fun too and they should make the most of the time that they are together in the tomb. She said that they can do anything they want together and that nobody will ever know. Then they started to make out wildly and passionately. Stefan then woke up and told her to stop messing with his head. Katherine replies saying that she could do eternity in the tomb after all if it means being stuck in the tomb with Stefan and playing mind games with him.
The dream opened with Katherine lying down in the tomb, flirting with Stefan. After saying some touching words and promising to change for him, becoming a girl worth loving, Stefan attacked her, causing her to wake up.
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Bonnie's dreams are a form of her precognitive power which allows her to foresee events before they happen. Bonnie has also had visions where she was sent powerful messages by other witches, namely the Spirits.
Bonnie dreamt her second dream in The New Deal, in which she saw Klaus, dead, with Elena's necklace in his hands. Before she could understand more, she was scared by an unknown presence behind her, causing her to wake up in a startle.
The dream was caused by the spirits of the dead witches that she had channeled. The witches had made a deal with Stefan to protect the coffins until Esther's coffin could be opened, which would allow her to destroy the vampires.
Bonnie dreamt her third dream in The Ties That Bind, in which she visits her family's grave in a cemetery, and in the middle of it are the fourth coffins. Suddenly Klaus shows up, and tells her that he knows how to open the coffin, and surprisingly attacks her. Later, she awakes inside the coffin, but cannot free herself without the help of her mother, Abby.
Bonnie dreamt her fourth dream in Pictures of You. In this dream she visited Jeremy's grave at the cemetery. Suddenly Jeremy appeared and told her to wake up as she was losing control of Expression and had set the couch she was sleeping on, on fire.
Rose's dream was a dream that Rose had in the Season Two episode, The Descent. Before the dream, she was lying in the bed with Damon. She was suffering from the pain of the wolf bite that will soon kill her. Damon created an Illusions of a peaceful dream for her to experience.
The dream opened with a beautiful scene on some meadow. It is the place where Rose used to come as a little girl. A few horses were there as well. Rose petted one of the them for a while and then sat next to Damon. She first told him that she misses being a human and feeling the sun. She told him about her family, who's now dead. Then she said that there's always a choice, to which he responded that she's ruining a perfectly good day. She wanted to enjoy the rest of the day. For the next few minutes they were sitting quietly and watching this beautiful place.
Suddenly she said that the pain's gone and he was glad. They discussed if she would see her family and Trevor, to which he responded that she will see anybody who she want to see. She said she's not afraid anymore and that she want to race with him to the trees. She started to count to three but on "two" Damon staked her to end her suffering.
Damon's dream was a dream that Damon had in the Season 3 episode, The Murder of One.
Rebekah compelled him to dream about Elena coming to rescue him. She entered the room and unchained him. They began to run. Damon was exhausted and he fell on the ground. Elena fed him her blood. They were just about to kiss when Rebekah decided to end the dream.
The Originals Characters Dreams
In A Closer Walk With Thee, Klaus dreams that he is at his daughter, Hope's, funeral. In the dream, Mikael appears and threatens Klaus — the sight of a deceased Hope is an indication that Klaus believes Mikael is wanting to kill his daughter.
In Red Door, Elijah dreams about an intertwining of his past, and his true personality. Through Esther's magic, Elijah is made to dream about the infamous "Red Door" in his mind. Behind the door, Elijah hides his true personality and some of the worst things he has done; this includes the killing of Tatia, the doppelgänger he loved.
In Red Door, Elijah again dreams about killing someone he loves. This time, however, it is Hayley that Elijah feeds on and ultimately drains of blood killing her; this shows Elijah's uncontrollable personality and juxtaposes his usual resistant self.
In Wheel Inside the Wheel, Elijah dreams about him and Klaus as children.
- In Inside The Vampire Diaries, Julie Plec says that Rose's Dream from the season two is the scene she enjoyed writing the most.