|“||I'm a tribrid. The only one of my kind. No one can represent my interests but me.||”|
Hope Andrea Mikaelson is a former major recurring character in The Originals before being promoted to a main character in the fifth season. She is also a main character in Legacies. Hope is the tribrid daughter of Niklaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall-Kenner. She is the granddaughter of Ansel, Esther Mikaelson and two unnamed werewolves, as well as the step-granddaughter of Mikael. She is also the niece of Freya, Finn, Elijah, Kol, Rebekah, and Henrik Mikaelson, and the grand-niece of Dahlia. She is also a distant relative of Lana, Eve, and Cary. She is the adoptive younger sister of Marcel Gerard via her father. Due to his marriage to Hayley, Jackson Kenner was her step-father for almost a year, until he was killed by Tristan de Martel.
She was named Hope by her father, who took inspiration from his half-brother Elijah's words about his newborn child being their family's hope. She takes the surname of her paternal step-grandfather, Mikaelson.
Hope was conceived in The Vampire Diaries season four episode Bring It On, and it was revealed that Hayley was pregnant four episodes later in The Originals. She was then born in The Originals season one episode From a Cradle to a Grave. As a result of her unique heritage, she is the world's first werewolf-witch-vampire hybrid. She inherited her werewolf gene from both of her parents, while her vampire and witch legacy came from her father who is the Original vampire-werewolf hybrid and the son of the Original Witch. Through her mother's Labonair lineage, Hope is werewolf royalty.
In From a Cradle to a Grave, Hope was sent away to be raised by Rebekah, in order to protect her from her father's enemies: the Guerrera Wolves, Esther, and Dahlia. Her death was faked to protect her. However, in season two's The Brothers That Care Forgot, Esther had found Rebekah whilst she is with Hope at the park, this is signified by the presence of starlings. At the end of the second season, Hope is living with Hayley and Jackson (stepfather by marriage) in the Bayou, and by the end of the third season, she is living with Hayley on the road. By the fourth season, she lives with Hayley and the Mikaelson Family at the Abattoir.
After having The Hollow's spirit separated into four members of her family, she and Hayley leave for Mystic Falls. She becomes a student at the boarding school and as time goes by, she becomes determined to see her father again, despite the consequences that could ensue.
Hope is a member of the Mikaelson Family, the Labonair Family, the Kenner Family, and an unnamed family of werewolves. Hope is by birthright a member of the Crescent Wolf Pack and the North East Atlantic Pack, as well as an unnamed witch family, and the only child fathered by the Original Hybrid.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
In The Originals, the witch Sophie Deveraux revealed that Hayley was, in fact, pregnant with Klaus' child. She revealed that the baby is one of Nature's "loopholes". She later revealed that it was because of Klaus' werewolf side that Hope was conceived. Sophie then demands that Klaus help her or she will kill the baby and its mother.
Klaus initially had no interest with having anything to do with the child, even telling to the witches that they made a mistake if they thought they could get to him by using Hayley and their child as leverage. But after words of consideration from Elijah Mikaelson, and an exchange from Camille O'Connell, he later changed his mind. When Elijah asked him about Hayley and their unborn child, Klaus replied to him that "every king needs an heir."
Throughout The Originals Series
In Gather Up the Killers, she's baby sat by Mary while her mother searches for the final venom to cure the Mikaelsons. Sometime that night, Hope has a prophetic nightmare, as drawings of a snake eating it's tail are seen on the floor.
In No Quarter, Klaus sees Hope for the first time in five years. As she sleeps, he opts not to wake her up.
In Haunter of Ruins, Hope finally meets the rest of her family, but due to her awe of them, she's shy around them. Klaus gets the chance to bond with his daughter and learns she inherited her love of art from him. Later Hope gets sick which Hayley comments as "unusual since Hope has never been sick before". Vincent sends Hayley a note, via a spell, telling her that he knows how to cure her though she needs to come back to New Orleans.
In Keepers of the House, Klaus stays with Hope taking care of her while Hayley goes to New Orleans to find the source of Hope's sickness. In her state of being sick, Hope senses the other kids the Hollow has successfully kidnapped via the link that bound them, alerting everyone Hope is connected to the ritual. Klaus leaves her in the care of Freya and goes directly to take care of the Hollow himself.
In I Hear You Knocking, Klaus has become very overprotective of Hope since the Hollow's attempt on her life.
In High Water and a Devil's Daughter, Hope frees Marcel from his boundary spell when the Abattoir is attacked and he protects her from Dominic's followers and tells Klaus he won't have worry about him hurting Hope.
In Voodoo in My Blood, she tells her parents that the Ancestors need to talk to them about the Hollow. Afterwards, she hears whispers and senses something is wrong and proceeds to go to St. Anne's Church. She walks into the church and finds that Davina is attempting to sacrifice Klaus. Angered, she breaks the salt circle, sending Davina back to the Ancestral Plane and frees Klaus. She goes to Klaus and they hug each other. Back at the compound, she talks to Alaric and he tells her he will be seeing her around. Hayley tells her she's proud of her.
In Queen Death, Hope sees Elijah's spirit in Freya pendent as she touches Freya's shoulder, both of whom sense that his mind has shattered.
In Phantomesque, Hope goes after Hayley into the pendent, though she's warned not to open any doors. Hope is able to successfully call out to her mom. After Hayley finds her way out of Elijah's memory, she leaves the pendent on her own accord.
In A Spirit Here That Won't Be Broken, Hope is taught the Spell of Unknotting by Kol so that Davina could be unlinked from the Hollow. After much concentration, she manages the spell, though she is overwhelmed and falls unconscious. When she wakes, the Hollow comes to her and is possessed.
In Voodoo Child, Hope remains under the possession of the Hollow. Though, the Hollow briefly leaves her body when Freya uses a sleeping powder, knocking her unconscious, circumventing it's effects. Eventually, the Hollow repossess Hope.
In The Feast of All Sinners, the Hollow continues to use Hope as her vessel, though she is placed under a second sleeping spell by Marcel. Vincent later extracts the Hollow's spirit out of Hope, dividing the four pieces into Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol. Unable to stay, they leave Hope with Hayley and Freya. Klaus lingers to make sure she's okay and to tell her that he loves her. Unaware of what was happening, Hope calls out to her dad as he speeds away.
In Where You Left Your Heart, she gives a boy, Henry Benoit, two vials of blood and tells him to be discreet about dying so he can turn into a hybrid. After he jumps out of the window, Hope is told by Dorian that Alaric wants to see her and to pack her things up as she's being suspended. As she's sitting outside Alaric's office, she sees Roman and gets a little nervous. After composing herself and acting cool, she tells him that she got suspended, which he tells her that's cool. Henry then shows up and she tells him that falling out a window isn't discreet. She is then picked up by Hayley and is told that her actions can come with consequences. They then talk in a room and Hayley finds out she has been selling her blood to get a passport to find her father, who as she calls him a "deadbeat dad". She talks to her uncle Kol and he gives her an idea, which she contemplates. When the vampires arrive to get retribution for Poppy's death by killing Henry, she tells him to calm down and she explains to him that he's sired to her. When Freya returns from trying to find Hayley, she shows Hope her mother's phone and that she has disappeared. Not long after, a call from Klaus comes and Freya hands the phone to her. Hope says hi to him and he tells her he's coming to New Orleans.
In One Wrong Turn On Bourbon, she listens to music as a flashback shows her using magic to contact her father, but is told to go away. She notices the flowers on her nightstand shrivel and die, and knows that her father is at the compound. She runs so that she can see him, but he senses her and leaves, leaving her disappointed. After waking up to get ready for the day, she hears something at her window and it's Roman. She invites him in and they began talking about Henry and her leaving. She later goes to Rousseau's and sees that Declan is being attacked by her father, and stops him using magic. They also argue at the compound while she uses magic to keep him from leaving and she tells him to just go since he can't be around her. It also revealed around this time that she is the one responsible for her mother's disappearance and wants to fix her mistakes. She also talks to Henry as he's been locked up in the Garden and tells him to be calm. At the compound, she and her father talk as it's revealed that her mother has truly gone missing when she is not at the place she put her in with a cloaking spell. After this, she vomits up a snake as she and her father have been around too long. She then gets ready to leave for Mystic Falls with Roman, but they hear a scream and run to where they hear it. They see that Henry has his heart extracted and his body hanging from a balcony.
In Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, she is in her room listening to music and sees that Freya has come to visit. When Freya notices the ancient spells on the floor, Hope tells her it's to catch up. They talk and walk around the grounds, and Hope notices Roman playing a soccer game with others. When Roman waves at her, she doesn't and Freya asks why. She tells her it won't harm his ego and then explains about the spells on the floor to her. She says she wants to find a way to break the cloaking spell and find her mother. They head to an abandoned house and they try to do a spell, but Hope's palm heals quickly. She then notices that Freya already knew about it and her reluctance. She is then told by Freya that the witches think she'll literally destroy New Orleans. She gets angry at Freya and when telling her to leave, she uses pyrokinesis and then puts it out. She then sees that Freya was right about the first-borns of their family having devastating power. She then looks out the window at night and Roman appears. She tells him about her mother and what she found about from Freya about what the witches in New Orleans think. They are then interrupted by Freya and he walks off, leaving them to talk more.
In Don't It Just Break Your Heart, she is seen practicing climbing in the abandoned house and talks to Freya about triggering her werewolf side. Afterwards, she goes to her room and finds Roman inside. She tells him about triggering the werewolf side and he tells her about desiccating in a cave for an unknown amount of time. Sometime later, she and Roman talk again and she gives him a kiss since she may not make it from binding her werewolf gene. She and Freya begin the spell and before it is completed, Klaus arrives and takes the bowl of blood away, leaving Hope conflicted. She and Roman talk more again and they decide to head to New Orleans.
In What, Will, I, Have, Left, she and Roman are on the road acting goofy and talking. She feels that she's being tracked by a witch and gets out of the car for a few minutes. She decides to put both of their phones on the ground and they continue on to their destination. They arrive at the abandoned Shiloh Place and notices he's acting somewhat agitated. She watches as he knocks over a glass, causing the barrier spell to deactivate. She walks in and no sooner, she sees her mother strapped to a chair. She runs to her and wonders why she's at the house, turning around to have Roman place the witch shackles on her, cancelling her powers. She asks him what's going on and Hayley tells her that he's the one who led the others to her in the church attic. She then realizes that Roman got into her head to find out her mother's location and is shocked to find out Greta is his mom. She tells her mother about Henry and listens as she is told what Greta wants to do with her and her mother, given their hybrid status, clearly upset. While Roman is outside on the phone with his sister, she talks to Hayley, telling her she was actually going to go through with the binding spell until Klaus stopped her. She listens when her mother tells her about turning into a wolf and they think of a plan. She watches as Hayley goes through with the binding spell and while Hayley kills the witch, Hope breaks Roman's neck. They began to go out the door before Hope realizes that Hayley can't as she's just a vampire and doesn't have a daylight ring. She listens as her mother tells her that purists are afraid that she'll unite the factions one day, telling her go and they embrace. As Hope turns around to go, Greta appears in front of her and blows some dust on her, knocking Hope unconscious.
In God's Gonna Trouble the Water, she wakes up in her dorm room while Freya is watching over her and wonders where her mother is, and cries when she finds out she's dead. She prepares for her mother's funeral, clearly upset about everything happening. As she waits for the walk down in the street, she wonders where everyone is and Freya tells her about her father's astral projection, while Vincent and Marcel should be there. She waves at Josh and is upset that Freya hasn't told Declan since he's in Ireland. She looks around and wonders where all her mother's friends are, getting upset about many things. When Freya tries to get her out of harm's way when Emmett and his vampires show up, she pushes her back and sets one of the truck's on fire, killing the vampires inside. She begins an incantation for the other van until Josh moves her before Emmett can kill her.
At the compound, she is very upset and is angry at her father for not being there. When he tries to talk to her, she tells him to go and pushes his astral projection out. Later in the evening, Hope goes to the Bayou for her mother's funeral and tells Freya they have to save their family. She asks Freya to put her mother's necklace on and is happy to see that Vincent, Josh, Marcel and Keelin have shown up. She listens as Freya gives her eulogy and as her mother's body is lit on fire, she tells her goodbye. She is then surprised to see her father beside her and a storm begins to ensue. She tells him she's going to fix it and while crying, she tells him she loves him too, watching him leave.
In The Kindness of Strangers, while not appearing in the present, she is seen in flashbacks and photos. While her father and family are in the Chambre de Chasse, she performs a spell to extract the Hollow from them and into herself.
In We Have Not Long To Love, she is at the dinner table with her father and Freya, and gets angered when Elijah walks in. When he tries to talk to her, she starts magically bending a fork and quickly walks out. She begins to paint and tells her father that she's fine and starts hearing the voices in her head again. She gets upset when the voices won't stop and Klaus decides to put her old bracelet on, trying to seal away the dark magic inside her temporarily. Unfortunately, the bracelet begins to burn her skin and she takes it off, which causes the bracelet to catch on fire. She decides to go to Rousseau's to talk to Declan and sees that Elijah is there. She angrily wonders what he's doing and he tells her to knock Declan unconscious as he knows things are going to get worse. She tells Elijah she hates him and he says he hates himself too, her eyes temporarily glow the blue color the Hollow had, and magically claws him repeatedly on his body. Klaus arrives and at the compound, she tells him that the voices stopped when she began to commit the violence against Elijah. He tells her that if the violence helps, then he's the right person to come to.
In There in the Disappearing Light, she is trying to feel better by taking out her anger against Klaus, but she says it isn't working and he isn't the one she wants to take her anger out on. While underneath the Abattoir, Hope gets ready to torture Roman since he was one of the people responsible for her mother's death. Roman tries to tell her he's been wanting to talk to her and that while he's sorry for what happened, she doesn't have to forgive him, and she listens to this. She then gets angry when Roman tries to compare his mother to hers, and she wonders what's happening to her as marks begin to creep up on her arm. She goes to Klaus about what's happening and while he tries to tell her to kill Roman, she doesn't want to and she frees him. After Elijah and Antoinette gather Emmett and his vampires, Hope comes in and releases all the dark magic, killing them all. Unfortunately, the blast also injures Declan and she is fearful she might've killed him, which would trigger her curse. As she and Roman talk, she tells him to leave and she begins to feel pain, and her eyes glow, triggering her curse due to Bill's death.
In Til the Day I Die, she is at the cemetery laying a flower on Bill's memorial, Klaus comes to see her and he tries to comfort her but it doesn't work, she always feels bad. She says that what she did didn't help because the darkline is back and evokes the transformation she must do without her mother, Klaus offers his help but she answers that for now she needs to be alone, so he leaves her. Davina later comes to the cemetery to talk to her, she tells her that she is not well and that she doesn't want to attend Freya's wedding because her guilt will ruin the day but Davina retorts that it's her absence which will ruin the day and that even if it's hard she must live the moment. At the wedding she was a speech on the fact that this day was the best because they were all together and she had the impression to really be part of the "Always and Forever". In the evening when Klaus comes to see her in her bedroom to find out how she is doing, she answers that she is amused today, forgetting for a moment all the troubles of her life but will never forget that she killed someone, she also says that she is afraid of transformation and is glad that Klaus will be present.
In The Tale of Two Wolves, Hope has to await her first transformation and is told she may not survive the process due to The Hollow slowly killing her from within. After a day out with Elijah and a dance with Landon, Hope joins Klaus, Alaric and his daughters as part of a ritual to extract the Hollow from her, which can only done while she is in middle of transforming. While Lizzie and Josie are chanting, the transformation begins and Hope is brought to her knees from her bones breaking and pain resulting from it. Klaus tells her that the first transformation usually takes hours but by embracing the transformation and pain instead for fighting it, the process will be faster. True to his word, Hope transform completely into her wolf form in a matter of moments and has the Hollow extracted from her successfully. Hope in wolf form stares at her father, who looks on her with a smile before witnessing her run into the forest.
In When The Saints Go Marching In, she stops her father from killing himself and they go back to New Orleans. She's worrying about her father and his condition, and tries to go after him when he gets loose from his cell. She finds him in the city and while he is tempted by the Hollow, he goes with her back to the compound. They have dinner with their family and try to enjoy themselves with his remaining time left. She and her father then talk alone and they say their goodbyes, both very upset about what is going to happen. She then joins her family when Klaus leaves and later, she is shown to be painting a picture of her family.
Throughout Legacies Series
In Malivore, she intercepts Alaric before he leaves, not agreeing to test Landon and preferring to accompany to question the dryad, however after the little discussion, she agrees to do. When Landon gets into Alaric's office, he is not happy that Hope is going to test him because she is not impartial but he agree after she says he wants to help find out who he is. After a series of several tests, they sit on the pier overlooking the lake with a truth sphere to learn more about the Landon's past, but they learn nothing new, so they have a discussion during which they confide and Landon promises not to break her trust. Seeing Rafael's reaction to Landon's wound, she sends out to find something to force him to calm down, once alone with Landon, she apologizes for what's happening to him and asks if he really believes safe in this school. During her telephone conversation with Alaric, she informs him that she wants a place on the honor council, being the only tribrid. In the meeting of the members, she votes against the acceptance of Landon, claiming that he is not safe and that they will not always be able to protect him from the other students. Hope accompanies Landon to the bus stop, she gives a ticket to New Orleans and informs him that a friend will help him find his mother, she also gives a bracelet that he has to activated if he needs her. When she starts to leave, Landon activates the bracelet to see if it works, immediately after they go to each other and they kiss.
In Mombie Dearest, she talks about Landon to Emma but Emma tells her that she doesn't need a counselor but friends. Following the advice, she goes to see Rafael, who is asking for help on Lizzie's birthday party. At the gym, she explains to Rafael how to behave during the party, he is not very cooperative finding this absurd but Hope reprimands saying he should have thought before asking Lizzie to be his date, he answers that he doesn't ask but can not let her down because he slept with her. When they repeats a dance, she treats him of gigolo, vexed, he thanks her and suppose they will seen at the party but Hope says will not, preferred to stay alone in his bedroom, Rafael doesn't believe her because everyone needs a crew, they end up arguing, so he starts to leave the gym but is blocked because of a boundary spell, Penelope shows up, apologizing and saying that this is not personal and they will be free in an hour. Still locked up, Rafael begins to confide about feelings, Hope reply that pretend to appreciate Lizzie to relieve him conscience will not help and that it would be good for no one, she also informs to have sent Landon to someone who will help him find mother so he can finally have a family, Rafael replies that he was his family that even if they don't share the same blood, they are brothers, he advises to make friends to replace the family she don't have. Later she meets Alaric who asks for help then in turn she asks for help to Penelope and MG. After having beaten several zombies in the cemetery they find and save Josie. While she is in the hall, sitting by the fire, Rafael come to see her, he informs that he told the truth to Lizzie, Hope answer that despite the appearance she has a good evening and create a group avengers, they make peace and dance together.
- "I'm not scared. I'm a Mikaelson witch."
- —Hope in High Water and a Devil's Daughter
Even when she was a baby, Hope was said to be a fighter. It was said by both of her parents; Hayley in Girl in New Orleans, where she said to her doctor that her daughter was a tough one just like herself, and by Klaus when he said that both Hayley and Hope were fighters in A Closer Walk With Thee. Both times it is implied that Hope inherited this trait from her mother who got it herself from her own father, Hope's maternal grandfather. She also seems to be a very calm and happy. In Ashes to Ashes, Freya says that, like her paternal family, she is resilient.
She is also seemingly very intelligent as she was able to use her magic to turn Camille's car on and off, despite still being a baby.
Hope seems to be a kind and gentle young girl, with a sweet and innocent persona. She is also rather lonely, never having any other kids her own age to play with.
As a teenager, Hope is shown to be stubborn and brave as she was willing to put herself through extreme pain and possible death in order to get her mother back. Both Klaus and Caroline describe Hope as being smart, possibly too smart for her own good, like her father. It has been shown that Hope has gained one of her father's traits of doing whatever she can to protect her family. Hope is always offering to help to save those she cares about and considers family, including Marcel. However, once Hope magically absorbs the Hollow’s soul, it nearly drives her insane because she constantly starts to hear whispers of voices in her head. The only way she can end the madness going on inside her head is by committing acts of violence. Instead of taking her anger and frustrations out on innocents, she takes it out on those she deems not innocent (provided with her father's assistance). However, her desire to quell the voices by using violence and magic causes her to kill someone who is innocent, although she intended not to.
Hope has thus far been unable to forge meaningful connections with the other students at the Salvatore School, not only because of her one-of-a-kind supernatural classification, but also because she's already endured a lifetime of grief and heartbreak.
Due to her often disastrous past, she has resigned herself to isolation, considering it the path that will provide the least heartbreak in her life. She sees loneliness as less of a burden to bear than her formative experiences of loving so deeply and losing so terribly.
According to Rebekah, Hope looks like her mother. On the other hand, Klaus blissfully implies that Hope has inherited his eyes. As a baby she had dirty-blonde hair and round dark-blue eyes. As a child she has long auburn hair and light blue eyes. Her cheeks have little freckles scattered across them. She is seen in light colored sleeveless dresses, that normally have flowers or other prints on them. Hope also has little dimples in her cheeks. Now as a teenager, Hope has auburn hair and light blue eyes. Caroline Forbes described her as beautiful. As a Labonair, she has the Crescent birthmark on her right shoulder, just like her mother and distant relatives, Eve and Lana, and the Hollow.
In her wolf form, Hope possesses white fur and has the typical glowing yellow eyes that comes with Lycanthropy.
Powers and Abilities
As the world's first hybrid of all three supernatural species, the full extent and limits of Hope's powers are currently unknown.
Hope is a witch-hybrid, having inherited her witch gene from her father. According to Genevieve, Hope's magic is strong enough to fuel the French Quarter Coven's ancestral power for generations. According to Dahlia, as a firstborn of their bloodline, Hope will inherit great, but unstable power. As a baby, Hope demonstrated heightened awareness of the impending explosion at her family's house and she used her magic to temporarily turn off Camille's car (as they were on their way there) to protect herself and Camille. She then used it again to turn the car back on.
After five years of being hidden from the world, Hope has been able to heal insect wings with no formal training, with her bracelet removed. However, Hope has stated that she figured some things about magic herself though has expressed that she cannot control it. She's also displayed a connection to the Hollow, drawing her sigil, the Ouroboros, though whether that was an inherent connection or the link that was used in an attempt to sacrifice her, remains to be known. Her connection to New Orleans soil, despite not being a Harvest girl or apparent knowledge of the Ancestors, allowed her to communicate with them, where as non-witches could not. It is worthy to note that Hope has detected these events while still wearing her bracelet that blocks her power. In Keepers of the House, while other children were unconscious as a result of being tied to a spell that was draining their energy, Hope was able to retain her consciousness until her magic sealing bracelet was removed by Klaus. In High Water and a Devil's Daughter, Hope managed to counter the boundary spell cast by her aunt Freya on Marcel. She would later use her telekinesis to break the salt circle that bound the spirit of Davina to the mortal plane, sending her back to the Ancestral Plane, and returned her father back to his body. With Freya's guidance, Hope was able to connect with Elijah inside of the broken talisman. Once Elijah's mind was restored, Hope voluntarily left the confines of the pendent where with Freya's guidance, they cast a spell to restore the pendant back to its original state, albeit temporarily. To date, Hope's most prominent spell was the Spell of Unknotting, taught to her by Kol in the attempt to unlink Davina from the Hollow. Given enough time and enough concentration, she was able to successfully perform the Unknotting spell, unlinking Davina in the process. However, the spell was too much for her and she fainted from exhaustion.
Seven years later, Hope has improved control over her magic as a teenager; however, such control is lost during bursts of anger. Conversely, she's headstrong and strong-willed as she cast a boundary spell to entrap her father inside the Abattoir. Hope has also shown skill in creating her own spells, such that she created a spell combined with a cloaking spell that she performed on Hayley, as she was the one to kidnap her and lure Klaus back to New Orleans. She claimed that it was the "perfect" cloaking spell and that it would keep her safe; despite this claim, she was kidnapped again.
While she was the Hollow's vessel, containing both her spirit and Dark Magic, Hope's magic was amplified by that of the Hollow, as she whispered to Hope in her attempt to corrupt her. During this time, her telekinesis and pain infliction seemed to be amplified as purging her pain, by using her magic, seemed to be the only course of treatment.
Two years later, now with the Hollow expelled from her body, her magic seems to have become more stabilized and in her own control. However, she continues to use Dark Magic; such as when she sacrificed a rat to locate Landon and the knife he had stolen and secondly when she performed a Death Spell that wounded Dragon, that caused her to revert back into to her human form.
Hope is also part werewolf, having inherited the werewolf gene from both of her parents. Prior to triggering her curse, she displayed some increased agility and grace, above that of a normal human. Since she has triggered her werewolf gene, she has gained all of the powers of lycanthropy. In The Tale of Two Wolves, with Hope's first transformation looming, Caroline questions that Crescent wolves could control their transformations. In response, Klaus states that the first transformation is a rite of passage and cannot be controlled. This implicates that her werewolf nature as an Evolved Werewolf with the ability of Transformation Control. However in This is the Part Where You Run, Hope states to Landon that her ability to control her transformation stems from her tribrid status, as like with other werewolf-vampire hybrids. Currently, whether it's the former or latter which grants her transformation control, or additional abilities as an evolved werewolf, remains unknown. Despite that the werewolf curse was originally cast upon Native American witches preventing them and their descendants from using magic, Hope's lycanthropy does not negate her ability to practice magic. Further reasoning about this has not been elaborated upon.
Although Hope is not a full vampire-hybrid, she possesses a few vampiric traits, specifically her blood. Her blood was able to heal her mother while in the womb. She was also able to heal herself after she accidentally cut herself on a piece of glass and when she poked herself in her own foot by accident. Her blood can be used to sire new vampires and even hybrids, an ability only possessed by one other supernatural being; the Original Hybrid, her father. If Hope were to die, she would become a vampire which should negate her ability to practice magic and would likely make her a vampire-werewolf hybrid like her father.
According to Dahlia, firstborns of her family's bloodline inherit great power; however, it is unstable and will damage and, ultimately, kill the witch if they are not taught to contain it. Furthermore, as a possessor of the werewolf gene, Hope will experience bouts of severe aggression.
As the world's first hybrid of all three supernatural species, the full extent and limits of Hope's weaknesses are currently unknown.
Emmett claimed that Marcel's advanced werewolf venom can take down a hybrid, an Original, and even Hope Mikaelson. However, he gave no evidence as to why it would or could be lethal to Hope, nor has this been proven to be true.
Hope is the only daughter and child of hybrids Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall (born Andréa Labonair). She is also the only niece of Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson who swear to protect her no matter what - seeing in her the way to finally find happiness. She is also the granddaughter of Ansel and Esther, and the step-granddaughter of Mikael, who tried to kill her and the niece of Freya, Finn, Kol and Henrik Mikaelson, as well as the granddaughter of two unnamed werewolves, who do not interact with her (due to the fact that some of her grandparents are dead like two of her uncles were). She is also the adoptive sister of Marcel Gerard who helps her parents to protect her. It is said that she has inherited both of her families enemies.
- "I woke up in the church and all I felt was this hunger, and then I knew what I needed - I needed her. I can feel her. She's here. I can feel my baby."
- —Hayley about Hope in From a Cradle to a Grave
Hayley is Hope's mother and it is shown various times that Hayley strongly loves her daughter. When she first discovered she was pregnant, she attempted to abort the baby by ingesting wolfsbane, but when she couldn't resolve herself to do it she was attacked and she realized that she wasn't just protecting herself but the baby as well. She then learned that she will have a daughter. As time passed, Hayley grew concerned that because she never had a loving mother in her life, she would not know how to be a, good mother to her daughter, but eventually that faded and she grew to love the child deeply and like Klaus, is dedicated to protecting her at all costs. This is shown when Genevieve and the Harvest girls kidnapped Hope, and tried to kill her. Hayley was there and fought for her daughter, and got her back. She also demonstrated the aptitude to know where her daughter is, even if she is hidden by a spell. Hayley made a promise to herself and to Hope that she (Hope) would grow up safe and loved (unlike herself). She kept this promise by choosing to send Hope away with Rebekah to keep her safe from those that would wish her harm in New Orleans. After a few months apart they were reunited. Hope is now living with her parents and family in The Abattoir.
- "I was nine. And I saw this scary monster who looked like my dad. Who taught me how to mix paint. Who called me princess. I didn't know which version of you was real. And I waited for you. To explain it. Or, apologize. Or tell me that you loved me. I waited for you for years! But you didn't come."
- —Hope to Klaus in One Wrong Turn On Bourbon
Klaus is Hope's father, and even though at first he refused the child in Always and Forever, he soon accepted her and was determined to not be like his step-father to his child. He even told Hayley that the cycle of the pain will end with their baby. After that, he did everything he could to make sure she was kept safe, and was shown to be happy when he learned the baby would be a girl. He wants to protect her at all costs, and hopes to be in her life someday when it is safe for her. He is not giving up on being in his daughter's life quite yet. He is also dedicated to being a better father to her than his step-father was to him. His love for his daughter brings out the best in Klaus, best seen in his reconciliation with both Rebekah and Marcel. With the child being born, Klaus is becoming the man he used to be. After some time apart from his daughter she returned home. However he remains paranoid as he worries about her safety.
Hope and Klaus' bond remain strong during the rest of the series until they were separated due to Klaus sacrificing himself to save his family. But Hope's memory of him was kept alive because of her mother telling Hope about her father such as his loyalty to his family, his love for her and his interests that she now shares with him. They were reunited after five years and, despite some initial nervousness on both sides, they shared a lovely day together, it showing just how alike they are. Klaus shared stories from his long life, Hope showed him her magic when she healed a butterfly and they painted together.
Apart from some of the bad things he's done Hope knows what Klaus is and isn't afraid of him. She knows how strong he is and, because of that, she believes he can keep bad things away. Once he promised that nothing was going to harm her Hope hugged him. Despite their time apart Hope calls Klaus 'Dad', showing that their bond is still strong.
Because of her mother telling her about her father Hope deems Klaus her 'fairytale prince'.
Rebekah left town before Hope's birth but soon returned when Klaus asked her to protect his daughter. Klaus told Rebekah that despite their differences, there was nobody else he would trust more with the life of his daughter. Rebekah left New Orleans with Hope and became her guardian; she often told Hope stories of her birth and how her her parents sent her away to be safe. Rebekah and Hope returned to New Orleans after Esther found them.
Elijah is Hope's uncle and has sworn to protect her. He accepted her before everyone else did, even her parents. After Hope's birth, Hayley and Klaus decided to give Hope away to make the city safer for her to grow up in, and while Elijah was against it at first, he later agreed to it. When he saw Hope again (after their separation), in The Brothers That Care Forgot, he said to Rebekah that he can't imagine the joy spending every day with her and commented on how big she had gotten. As Rebekah went to change Hope's diaper, she saw that Elijah had killed a dozen people because he thought Hope was in danger. In Ashes to Ashes, Elijah gave a promise to Hayley that he will stay with Hope, protect her and help raise her, as Hayley doesn't want Klaus to be the only one Hope knows.
Hope first met Landon two years ago on, "The Originals," at where he used to work in Mystic Falls. They grew to be friends and it was clear they shared a connection more than that of friends. However, Landon moved away from Mystic Falls, leaving the town and Hope behind, and they lost contact for two years. They reconnected when Landon's foster brother turned into a werewolf and Landon decided to be there with him, against Hope's advice. Hope had to put Landon under "house arrest" at her boarding school because he is a human who had just found out about the supernatural world. They grew close again as friends and even shared a kiss "goodbye" before Landon was supposedly compelled to forget his supernatural memories. However, Landon supposedly betrayed Hope and the school by stealing a supernatural knife. Hope planned on confronting him about his betrayal after finding him; she even had a death spell in mind to possibly use against him, but Alaric later rebuked her for this. Landon genuinely explained that the supernatural knife caused him to lie to Hope, but she didn't believe him. This betrayed Hope's complete trust in Landon in the process. Landon has stated that he wishes to gain Hope's trust back, but she walks away in anger from him when he returns to the boarding school. It is clear that Hope wants nothing to do with Landon, for now.
To investigate the missing reports of two Mystic Falls high schoolers, Hope volunteers to help and is sent with Landon and the rest of the Salvatore Boarding School kids (who volunteered too) to interview students at Mystic Falls High School. Hope later travels back from the Salvatore Boarding School, deals with the spider-monster, and later finds Landon sitting at a nearby pond alone, when Hope approaches him. She attempts to save their friendship by starting a genuine conversation, but he cuts her off by explaining that he wished she had his back and that she just blamed him for everything that happened despite it not being his fault. Landon continued to argue for himself further and then, he left Hope sitting at the pond to her regret and to suffer the consequences for her ill intentions against him.
In Malivore, Hope is annoyed that Alaric asked her to conduct a series of tests on Landon to determine his supernatural abilities. Throughout the day, Hope conducted the tests with an annoyed attitude, which goes noticed by Landon. Landon admits, with a supernatural lie detector, that he is sorry for hurting her trust in him, which softens Hope a bit. While voting to keep Landon at the school, Hope votes 'no' because she conducted a lie detector test on him earlier and she found out he doesn't feel safe at the school. Hope eventually forgives him for hurting her, but later, when seeing Landon off, he says he's not surprised she voted 'no' to keep him at the school. However, they resolve their issues when Hope gives him a magical device and some tools to help him locate his birth family. They share a heartfelt kiss before Landon departs.
For the past two years and after Klaus' death, Alaric has acted like another father figure to Hope, which Lizzie and Josie are quite jealous of. He often gives her advice and she takes it. Alaric also tries to mentor and convince Hope to step out of her comfort zone, as a father figure normally tried to do with their children. Alaric is also Hope's head master at her boarding school and also her coach in learning how to fight, physically of course. Hope sometimes jokes with Alaric saying that she'll need a new fighting mentor being Alaric is growing older. However, they remain close as much as a nonbiological fatherly-daughterly coupling can be.
- Klaus, Hayley and Hope (Parents and Daughter/Former Allies)
- Hope and Jackson (Step-Daughter and Step-Father/Former Allies)
- Kol and Hope (Uncle and Niece/Allies)
- Freya and Hope (Aunt and Niece/Close Bond/Allies)
- Finn and Hope (Uncle and Niece/Former Enemies)
- Hope and Camille (Former Guardian and Ward/Former Allies)
- Hope and Marcel (Adoptive Sister and Brother/Close Friends/Allies)
- Hope and Henry (Friends/Former Classmates/Former Allies)
- Hope and Roman (Former Enemies/Ex-Friends/Classmates/Kissed)
- Hope and Lizzie (Frenemies/Classmates)
- Hope and Josie (Friends/Fellow Council Leaders/Classmates/Former Frenemies/Allies)
- Hope and Rafael (Friends/Fellow Council Leaders/Classmates/Former Frenemies/Allies)
- Hope and Penelope (Classmates/Allies)
- Hope and MG (Friends/Classmates/Allies)
- Hope and Davina (Aunt and Niece/Friends/Allies)
- Dahlia and Hope (Great-Aunt and Great-Niece/Former Enemies)
The Vampire Diaries
- This is the Part Where You Run
- Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn
- We're Being Punked, Pedro
- Hope is Not the Goal
- Mombie Dearest
- Death Keeps Knocking On My Door
- In Season Five, Hope doesn't appear in one episode:
- Hope is a feminine first name of English origin referring to a positive expectation or to the theological virtue of hope.
- If Hope was to truly follow Norse traditions, her surname should technically be Niklausdotter (daughter of Niklaus) as oppose to Mikaelson (son of Mikael).
- Hope is named after, according to Elijah, the Mikaelson family's hope to thrive as a family.
- Daddy's Girl - Hope seems to light up whenever her father is around. It's clear how much Hope adores her father and it's clear how much Klaus loves her. Klaus was besotted with her even before she was born
- Hybrid Power - Hope has demonstrated magic abilities from her witch side and healing abilities from her vampire side though latter power is slower than a full vampire's healing factor.
- Protective Mom - Hope has a mother that adores her and it's clear that Hope feels the same. Whenever Hope sees her mother, she's always laughing.
- Birth/Death Juxtaposition - Almost as soon as she's born, her mother Hayley is killed by Monique. Subverted in that Hayley woke up in transition, due to dying while Hope's blood was still inside her.
- Sins of Our Fathers - As Klaus notes, Hope has 'inherited' all of his enemies by virtue of being his daughter.
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- ↑ In Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Freya states that Hope is now 15 years old. Despite this, there has only been a seven year time jump from May 2019. This makes the current timeline May 2026, which would make Hope 14; this is a timeline error. As of This is the Part Where You Run, there's been a two-year time jump to 2028.
- ↑ The Kindness of Strangers
- ↑ See her full psychological assessment.
- ↑ http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/hope