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This article is about Henrik Mikaelson from the TV Series. You may be looking for Henrik Goetsch from the novels.

Our youngest brother was killed by our village's greatest threat. Men that could transform themselves into wolves during the full moon. Our family was devastated, none more than Niklaus. Desperate to protect the rest of us, our father forced our mother to call upon her black magic in order to make us stronger.
Elijah about Henrik's death in Always and Forever

Henrik Mikaelson (Elder Futhark: ᚺᛖᚾᚱᛁᚲ᛫ᛗᛁᚲᚨᛖᛚᛋᛟᚾ) was born in the 10th century. He died when Klaus brought him to see the werewolves transform, but one of the werewolves lost control and mauled him to death. His death is what drove Mikael and Esther to protect their children by turning them into the Original vampires.

Henrik was the youngest child of Mikael and Esther. Henrik was the younger brother of Freya, Finn, Elijah, Kol and Rebekah and the younger half-brother of Klaus. He was also the uncle of Freya and Mathias' unborn son, Klaus and Hayley's daughter, Hope, and Freya and Keelin's son, Nik.

Henrik was a member of the Mikaelson Family and an unnamed Witch Family.

Early History

Esther and Klaus mourn Henrik

Rebekah mentioned that Henrik was the youngest brother, which means he is the youngest member of the Mikaelson family.

One night on a full moon, despite warnings from their parents, he and Klaus went out to see the werewolves transform, but he was brutally attacked and killed by one. This event caused Mikael to ask his wife Esther to transform their children into the first vampires; never wanting to lose another child again. This is but one reason Mikael hunted Klaus down for centuries; because he blamed Klaus for Henrik's death.


Not much is known about the personality of Henrik, being quiet and following around his older brothers, but like his other siblings, he was afraid of his father. During a full moon, Klaus and Henrik went to see the transformation of the werewolves, which proves that he was equally reckless as his half-brother. Henrik was apparently closer to Rebekah and Klaus than his other brothers. It is possible that Henrik inherited temperament from his father, like the rest of his siblings.

Physical Appearance

Henrik is of medium height with long dark brown hair and with dark brown eyes, he appears to be between 11–13 years old. Henrik was never seen speaking in The Vampire Diaries or The Originals during the flashbacks, but it can be assumed that his voice had a European accent, much like his siblings.


Niklaus Mikaelson

Niklaus was presumably the favorite brother of Henrik. They both loved each other and Henrik admired Klaus, as his older brother. They went to see the werewolves transform during a full moon, which was fatal - resulted in Henrik's death. Klaus for years blamed himself for this event and was very devastated by the loss of his beloved brother.

Rebekah Mikaelson

Henrik and Rebekah were probably very close. Together they watched the "fight" between Klaus and Elijah, with a laugh, wondering which one of them will win. Like Niklaus, she was devastated by Henrik's death, but she didn't blame their older brother - on the contrary, she comforted him.


Esther loved her youngest son very much. After his death, she was devastated and to save her other children, she turned them into vampires. The departure of Henrik was, therefore, the direct cause of this event. Klaus confirmed that Henrik's death actually drove his mother insane.


Little is known about the relationship between Henrik and Mikael, but like his other siblings, he was afraid of his father. He probably also felt angry with him because of how he treated his older brother, Niklaus. However, Mikael loved his youngest son very much (though he probably did not show it). For hundreds of years, he blamed Klaus for his death, which was one of the reasons why the oldest of the Originals hunted his step-son throughout the centuries.


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  • Henrik (In Elder Futhark: ᚺᛖᚾᚱᛁᚲ) is the Scandinavian version of "Henry", meaning "ruler of the home".[1]
  • Mikaelson (In Elder Futhark: ᛗᛁᚲᚨᛖᛚᛋᛟᚾ) is Scandinavian and means "Son of Mikael".




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