I loathed you for centuries. Even now, it remains unabated. But, I know torment, brother. So, I hope you somehow find peace in the abyss.

The relationship between Original Vampire brothers, Kol Mikaelson and Finn Mikaelson. Finn is the oldest living Mikaelson brother and Kol, the youngest. Due to their opposite personalities, they've never appeared to have gotten along well, but two were forced to work alongside while helping their mother take down their other siblings. Even so, they ended up turning against one another and Finn, killing his younger sibling.

Early History

Finn was the second-born child of Mikael and Esther, after his older sister Freya. Kol was the fifth born child, after their two brothers Elijah and Niklaus. It has been hinted that the two, along with the rest of the family, were close once before they became vampires. Their mother, with the help of their father, turned them into Original Vampires to protect them from the local Werewolves. Once vampires, Kol pretended to relish being a vampire, but secretly hated it due to the blood lust and heightened emotions, while Finn out right hated it, ashamed by what they had become.

1002, Southern France

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Finn tells Kol to behave himself when entering the castle

While on the run and feeding along the countryside with their siblings, Kol grew frustrated with having to follow Elijah's rules, while Finn grew tired of always being on the run, wanting to be able to have a real rest. When Kol proposed that the group split up to better their chances of hiding from Mikael, Finn was quick to agree with him, wanting to be able to make a home somewhere. Kol was surprised by Finn agreeing with him and mockingly joked how the eldest was the smartest. Finn, not wanting to listen to Kol's sarcasm, silenced him before his explaining his feelings to their siblings. While their family is feeding on a cart of five people, Finn is disgusted by his family's action but Kol embraces it and insulted Finn for not being more open by calling him a dullard. Later, Kol and Finn disagreed on what to do with Lucien; Kol wanting to feed on him and kill him while Finn wanted to spare him in hopes of having him aid them in posing as nobles and resting at a nearby castle. When it was decided that Lucien would live, he brought the Originals to the castle and taught them how to behave properly. When Kol threatened Lucien for touching him, Finn quietly told Kol to behave himself or he'd bury him in the dirt to rot. Later that year, Finn partially blamed Kol's behavior for why their true nature was discovered.

1114, Italy

In the early 1100s, while Kol was presumably making the Originals infamous for his reckless behavior, Kol and Finn were tricked by a group of vampire hunters known as the Brotherhood of the Five. The hunters had acquired daggers that were capable of neutralizing the Original Vampires and they used them to great effect. At a party they had been invited to, the hunters ambushed the siblings, daggering them one by one. Luckily Finn and Kol's half-brother, Klaus, who was part werewolf, wasn't effected by the daggers, killing the vampire hunters and undaggering his siblings; all except Finn. He left him daggered after he'd grown sick of his judgemental attitude.

Between the 12th Century-21st Century

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Finn and Kol's coffins in New Orleans

Klaus would use the daggers for his own purposes in the following centuries and always brought his siblings' daggered bodies, which he kept in coffins, around with him wherever he went, keeping his family close, hoping he'd be able to revive them one day when he felt the time was right. While Finn was left daggered for nine centuries after his initial neutralization, Kol was daggered and revived multiple times throughout the years. In 1702, when Kol wished to stay in Europe, he voiced his annoyance that Finn had no say in what happened to him due to being daggered. Kol was daggered for not wanting to flee Europe with his siblings, being placed in a coffin alongside Finn during the voyage and arrival to New Orleans. Kol revived in 1821 only to be daggered the same year and his dagger was again removed in 1901 only to be daggered once more thirteen years later in 1914. During the following century, Klaus brought Kol and Finn's coffins with him everywhere, including Mystic Falls.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Season Three


Kol and Finn after being undaggered

In Bringing Out The Dead, after a struggle over the Originals' daggered bodies between Klaus and Stefan Salvatore, the coffins were returned to Klaus. The daggers were removed from both Finn and Kol by their brother, Elijah, who also undaggered their sister, Rebekah. Kol and Finn both struck out with anger against Klaus for keeping them in coffins. They planned on leaving Klaus behind and going away with Elijah and Rebekah, but were interrupted by the sudden return of their mother, whose body had been preserved by the spirits of nature since she was a powerful witch. She told them she wanted to be a real family again.

Finn and Kol together at the ball

In Dangerous Liaisons, while preparing for a ball the family was throwing to celebrate their reuniting, Kol tried to brag about how great he looked in his tuxedo, asking Rebekah to tell him how handsome he was, to which Rebekah sarcastically told him that she couldn't be compelled. Her retort actually brought a rare smile to Finn's face, amused at Kol's expense. Later, at the ball, Finn and Kol danced with the other guests and after, were conversing in the crowd when their mother gave a toast, standing beside each other as they raised their glasses. Unknown to Kol though, his older brother was helping their mother perform a spell that would link all of the siblings together, making them easier to kill when the time. Unlike Kol, Finn despised being a vampire and was willing to die to rid himself of his eternity of shame. Drinking from their glasses, Kol unwillingly became part of the spell, successfully being linked to his siblings so whatever happened to one happened to all. Finn, on the other hand, drank his glass with a concealed look of satisfaction, knowing he was one step closer to his goal.


Kol and his brothers confronting Finn

In All My Children, having all been linked together, when Kol was daggered by Alaric Saltzman in a surprise attack, the power of the dagger also neutralized all of his siblings. Finn had been in the middle of helping his mother with her spell to turn them all human and kill them by sacrificing Finn when he felt the effects of being neutralized, turning gray and collapsing to the ground in the center of the magical pentagram his mother had him stand in. However, Klaus was not effected by the daggers, removing the dagger from Kol which in turn, allowed Finn to move again. Having discovered their mother's plans, Kol, along with Klaus and Elijah, confronted and Finn and Esther. They were unable to enter the pentagram that Finn stood in, only minutes away from their possible deaths. Kol insulted Finn for being stupid enough to sacrifice himself for their mother, calling him pathetic. Their mother defended Finn, though, telling Kol that Finn knew virtues that he couldn't even imagine. With the help of the Salvatores, the spell to turn them human was interrupted and Finn fled with his mother, leaving Kol and the others to stand at the pentagram, unsure of what just happened. Kol himself fled town immediately after their mother's attempt to kill them.

In The Murder of One, while Kol was in Denver keeping an eye on Jeremy Gilbert, Klaus made it priority to find a way to unlink all of the siblings. He found Finn and dragged him back to Mystic Falls, telling him to give him his blood since it was necessary for the spell to unlink them. Kol had already contributed his own blood and Finn finally did too after some persuasion from Klaus. However, Finn was killed that night, stabbed with the white oak stake by Matt Donovan, but it didn't effect Kol since Klaus had managed to unlink them moments beforehand.

In Heart of Darkness, when Kol faced off with Damon Salvatore in Denver, he brought up the fact that Damon had been involved in killing his brother, wrathfully pummeling him with a baseball bat for the murder of Finn.

Throughout The Originals Series


Kol and Finn in their new bodies

In Rebirth, it was revealed that when Esther returned from the Other Side, she brought back both Finn and Kol, putting their spirits into new bodies. They were going to help her in her plans of a family reunion now that the vampires were exiled from the city and they'd be able to take root in their new home. Both brothers kept an eye on a woman of interest to their plans, Finn with Camille O'Connell while Kol befriended Davina Claire.

In Alive and Kicking, Kol and Finn remained in their new warlock bodies as they continued their plans for the city. While walking with their mother, Finn chastised Kol for his cheeky and rebellious attitude while Kol asked Finn if he'd ever stop being so attatched to their mother after one thousand years. Later, while Kol used his persona as Kaleb to bring Davina on a date to learn more information, Finn confronted him when he was alone to tell him to stop stalling by asking her questions and find out what she knew. Kol assured his brother that he was, he was just wooing her to find out. Finn said if Kol didn't hurry it along, they'd do it Finn's way, to which Kol cheekily asked if that meant boring it out of her. Soon after Finn walked away, the restaurant was filled with werewolves who tried to attack Davina. In the struggle, Kol was tossed aside with ease due to his new body but also learned that Mikael was alive and being controlled by Davina.


Kol attacks Finn

Later, Kol confronted Finn, pushing him against a wall, furious that he had brought the werewolves. Esther took responsibility for the order so Kol released Finn and seemed to be put in his place by Esther using her magic to cause him pain. However, Kol didn't tell either of them that Mikael was alive and under Davina's control, keeping what they wanted to know from them.

In Every Mother's Son, Finn told Esther that he'd heard from Kol, who was still tracking Davina. Later, Finn revealed to Klaus and Elijah that their younger brother was alive. Klaus retorted by saying that Kol would never go along with Esther, because the only thing that he listens to is his ego, but Finn used Kol as an example to demonstrate how strong their mother's cause is, saying that she had won over even the wildest of the Mikaelsons.

In Live and Let Die, while Kol was helping his mother track Davina, Finn arrived at chastised Kol for being unable to keep track of a teenager. Kol happily scoffed back, mocking Finn for having just as little success with his mission of watching Camille. Before their argument could get too heated, their mother intervened.

In Red Door, when Kol was with Davina Claire he received a phone call from Finn, initially ignoring it. However, his nose started bleeding and the phone rang again. He picked up, telling Finn that he didn't have to use his magic to get his attention. Finn asked him if he had found the white oak stake and Kol told him about Davina's plan to unlink Klaus' bloodline. Finn wondered what Davina was using as a binding agent and Kol had been curious about that too. Finn then said that if he couldn't find the binding agent and make it useless, he'd have to kill Davina instead. Kol grudgingly agreed to the terms, not wanting to have to kill Davina.


Finn and Kol as prisoners

In Chasing the Devil’s Tail, Kol and Finn were both taken captive by Klaus's allies. They were brought to the compound in chains where they were presented to their brothers.

In The Brothers That Care Forgot, Finn and Kol remained prisoners at the compound while Klaus tried to have them turn on their mother. Finn remained firm in his loyalty while Kol eventually decided to side with Klaus, knowing that Esther was the bigger threat.

In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Finn infiltrated the compound and immediately went to Kol's new room where Kol was talking with Klaus. Finn demanded the location of their mother but only received sarcasm from his brothers. He then left, putting a boundary spell on the compound so no one could leave.


Finn and Kol speak in the astral plane

In Brotherhood of the Damned, Finn used a spell to bring all his brothers into an astral plane, away from their bodies so they could speak. While there, Kol tried to reason with Finn, telling him that he wasn't his enemy like Klaus and Elijah were. Finn refused to listen and used his magic to cause Kol pain. Shortly after, Kol demanded to be released back to his body since he was in a threatening situation with vampires. Finn appeased Kol's wish after bringing up his recent actions against Rebekah, sending his mind back to his body.

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Finn curses Kol

In Sanctuary, after learning that Finn had taken Marcel and his vampires and holding them in Lenores shop, Kol arrived to find him torturing Marcel. Finn was initially annoyed by Kol's appearance, confused on why he would dare come back after siding with their brothers. Kol explained that he fights for whatever side is winning but Finn remained unconvinced. However, Kol elaborated that he put Rebekah into an unknown body which would preoccupy Klaus and even told him of his plan to create a dagger that would work on Klaus. Finn furiously said he didn't want Klaus daggered, he wanted him dead. Kol desperately told his brother that he had Davina Claire wrapped around his finger and with her help, nothing would be able to stop them. However, Finn revealed that he knew Kol was just distracting him from Davina and Aiden who had snuck in through the back. Finn angrily had his trapped vampires attack Kol's accomplices, forcing them to flee. Finn was furious with Kol's deception and told him that he didn't deserve another chance, using a spell to trap him in Kaleb's body, to die in a few days, knowing that he feared death most of all. Finn told Kol to say his goodbyes and that he wouldn't miss him.

In I Love You, Goodbye, Kol succumbed to the curse Finn had put on him and died in the arms of Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah, who were deeply saddened that they could do nothing to save Kol from Finn's hex.

In An Old Friend Calls, after Kol had been resurrected as an Original Vampire, he struggled with his blood lust despite wanting to not feed on humans directly anymore. When feeding on an innocent woman in the street, he was suddenly met by Finn in his own original body, who commented that there was never hope for Kol since he had no self-control.

In Alone with Everybody, Kol was furious about Finn's return, wanting nothing more than to make him suffer for murdering him. However, Elijah and Freya stressed calm, wanting to understand why Finn had returned as well. When face to face again, though, Kol and Finn challenged each other with taunts and hostility. Kol's anger toward Finn was worsened by his struggle with his blood lust, as it gave him something to take his frustrations out on. Kol later overheard Finn's proposal to Elijah to allow him to be put into a witch's body and live a mortal life away from the family. Kol refuted wanting Finn to have a happy ending, and Davina, wanting to help Kol get retribution, used a spell to lock Finn inside of his vampire body forever, the same spell Finn had used on Kol before killing him. Furious, Finn attacked Davina but was intercepted by Kol. The two engaged in a brutal fist fight that ended with Kol getting the upper hand and he prepared to burn his brother alive to cause him some pain. However, Elijah and Freya stopped the fight, seemingly taking Finn's side which infuriated Kol and he stormed out of the compound.

In Behind the Black Horizon, after learning Freya had been abducted by Lucien to help him create a spell that would turn him into an enhanced Original, Kol revealed to Finn that he was a loophole to help find her, as Vincent, Finn's former host body was with them and there was still a body-soul echo between the two. However, Kol grew furious at Finn callously requesting Davina's help after their previous scuffle and was even more angry that Finn and Elijah hadn't just gotten rid of the white oak to begin with. Kol was left behind as they went to save Freya, to help Davina with tracking Freya's location. When Finn returned, he had been bitten by Lucien's highly potent bite and began to suffer in pain from its werewolf venom. Kol was highly amused by Finn's suffering, seeing it as well deserved. However, when even Klaus's blood couldn't heal the bite, Finn died, with his family surrounding him. As they poured his ashes off a bridge, Kol mused about his eldest brother, saying that he had loathed him for centuries and while he still did, he understood like Finn what suffering was and with that, poured some of his brother's ashes from his hand in remembrance.


The Originals

Finn: "Just do what you're told, Kol."
Kol: "Oh, of course! Finn the sycophant speaks up! Are you gonna grovel at your mother's heels for eternity, or what?"
Finn: "You're stalling."
Kol: "No, that's not creepy at all, watching me on me own date."
Finn: "Stop complimenting her and find out what she's hiding."
Kol: "I'm wooing her, Finncent. It requires charm, and personality-- something you'd know nothing about."
Finn: "Our mother wants answers, and if you can't get them, we'll do this my way."
Kol: "Oh, what are you gonna do? You gonna bore her until she can't help but tell you everything?"
Finn: "If you want to find out if someone has a weapon, you provoke them into using it."
Kol: "What the bloody hell was that, huh?"
Finn: "You need to calm down."
Kol: "You almost got me killed! Those wolves didn't just go after Davina, they almost attacked me!"
-Alive and Kicking

Kol: "Not entirely my fault, then."
Finn: "Considering your sole task was keeping track of a teenager, you might want to draw a little less attention to your absolute failure to do so."
Kol: "Oh, you're one to talk about failure! Have you got that human girl to bare her soul to you, yet? Or are you too busy playing captain to a pack of mangy dogs to have any success as a fake headshrinker?"
Finn: "You know what your problem is?"
Kol: "Oh, I would love to listen."
-Live and Let Die

Kol: "Did you have to do that?"
Finn: "I despise voicemail. Do you have the white oak stake?"
Kol: "Hit a bit of a snag, truthfully."
Finn: "Is that what you would you like for me to pass along?"
Kol: "Tell her that I've got everything under control. I'm keeping an eye on Davina. She's working on a spell to unlink her mates from Klaus' sire line so that she can kill him without them dying, too. I'm sure the stake will come back into play when she's ready."
Finn: "How close is she to completing the spell?"
Kol: "Well, she's joined Mother's linking and sire-bond spells in reverse. It's quite clever, really."
Finn: "What's she using as a binder?"
Kol: "I'm not sure. I'm still trying to work that one out."
Finn: "Work harder. Mother needs Klaus alive and connected. So, may I suggest that if you can't find that stake, you either kill that girl's spell or you kill the girl."
-Red Door

Kol: "Elijah is off his bloody rocker. We need to get out of here. [He looks at Finn, who is silent] Are you gonna help me, or what?"
Finn: "If you were a little more clever, you would recognize that there is opportunity in our current circumstances."
Kol: "Opportunity to what? Get a beating?"
-The Brothers That Care Forgot

Kol: "Your fight is with them, it's not with me!"
Finn: "All you care about is your own fragile mortality. But, what if you were made vulnerable? What then?"
Finn: "Yes! What did you do to Rebekah?"
Kol: "For goodness sake, she crossed me, so I crossed her back! Look, if you could just get me back to my body, I will tell anybody anything that they need to know!"
Finn: "How narrow-minded of me! Rebekah. You don't know where she is, and the only thing standing between you and our sister is this selfish fool. Maybe it's time for you to go enjoy the rest of your mortal life while you still can."
-Brotherhood of the Damned

Kol: "Brother."
Finn: "What are you doing here, Kol?"
Kol: "I heard a rumor that you had taken Marcel prisoner and it just so happens that I owe him."
Finn: "You have some nerve coming here. All good grace with me was lost the moment you sided with our wretched siblings."
Kol: "You know me, Finn. I take side with whoever I think is going to win. And, to be honest, well, you and Mum were acting a bit daft, weren't you? But, I heard about how you turned Dad into your own personal black magic battery pack, and I thought, "Wow, that's cold." But, it's smart."
Kol: "And now, I can see which way the wind is blowing, and after the way the three of them treated us, I will be happy to see the lot of them get what's coming."
Kol: "I have proved myself, Finn. More than you have! I'm the one who put Rebekah in another body, and whilst Klaus is out there looking for his dear little sister, I was forging a dagger that would put him to sleep for centuries!"
Finn: "I don't want to put him to sleep! I want him dead."
Kol: "Yes, but you're gonna need allies. And I've got 'em. Davina Claire, she's a Harvest girl. I've got her wrapped around my little finger, I have! With her on our side, there is nothing -- nothing-- that will stand in our way."
Finn: "Klaus knows you trapped Rebekah, and yet he hasn't tracked you done to torture her location out of you?"
Kol: "Well, I'm smart enough not to be found."
Finn: "And Elijah also knows Rebekah is missing, and yet he remains unaccounted for?"
Finn: "Despite my power, I have been unable to locate him, which suggests he's gone to great lengths to hide himself. And Elijah hides from no one. Unless... He's keeping something hidden."
Kol: "Wow, Finn, you sound like Sherlock Holmes after one too many tequilas."
Finn: "And you act a fool to dare think I wouldn't know about your little friends in the back."
Finn: "Now, are you through with this little ruse, brother?"
Finn: "Seems your little friend Davina has absconded with one of my prisoners."
Kol: "Look, I didn't come here for a fight. The little witch, she asked me to be a distraction. She can be quite pushy when she wants to be, you know?"
Finn: "Don't you see? We were given a gift!"
Finn: "Rebirth, unfettered by vampirism! We were made clean, and all that was asked was a pittance in return! And you could not even give that!"
Kol: "Finn, you're angry. And when you're angry, you don't think straight. So, just give me a chance, and-"
Finn: "You don't deserve another chance, Kol."
Finn: "So, I'm going to give you the one thing I know you fear most -- death."
Kol: "No!"
Finn: "I curse you to this body, unable to jump to another. Over the next few days, I want you to contemplate what's to come. A meaningless, lonely death, and the darkness to follow."
Finn: "The clock starts now. Be sure to say your goodbyes. Go, brother. I will not miss you."

Finn: "There was never any hope for you, brother. No self-control."
Kol: "Finn."
-An Old Friend Calls

Kol: "Take a swing at me, huh? All these side-steps and parries... Even the way you fight is boring."
Finn: "It's an odd critique, considering all your flair and flourish couldn't keep you from being bested the last time we faced each other."
-Alone with Everybody

Finn: "Just how am I the loophole?"
Kol: "Last year, when Esther first brought us back, I got put in the body of a gormless twit, but you got housed in one of the most powerful witch bodies in the city-- Vincent's. And, even after all this time, there's still an echo of a body-soul connection between you two."
Finn: "Go, witch. Tend to your spells. I won't rest until she's found."
Kol: "Behold, the selfless martyr! First, he wants to rip Davina's head off for trapping him in his body. Now he can't wait to be spelled."
Kol: "What a precious family moment. Pardon me while I go and gouge out my eyes with a hot poker."
Finn: "I thank even you, Kol. Your little witch actually came through."
-Behind the Black Horizon



  • Both were killed by a White Oak Stake
  • They were undaggered on the same night, during the events of Bringing Out the Dead.
  • Both left Mystic Falls for an extended amount of time and both were brought back for the purposes of their siblings; Finn in The Murder of One to supply Klaus and Rebekah with his blood and Kol in After School Special to help in Rebekah's search for the cure.
  • Both of their deaths greatly saddened Rebekah, but only Kol's visibly effected Klaus.
  • Kol and Finn were both introduced in the same episode on TVD.
  • Finn seemed to be much closer to their mother, while Kol seemed more distant, even willing to disobey the rules she had set for them at the ball just for the sake of amusement.
  • Both Kol and Finn were brought back from the Other Side by their mother, putting their spirits put into new bodies.
  • Kol, like Klaus and Elijah, makes jabs at Finn's reserved personality, calling it boring.
  • They are on somewhat opposite ends of the personality spectrum among the Original Vampires. Kol is outspoken and fully embraced his vampire nature while Finn was quiet and somber, feeling shame over what he had become. Kol was very carefree and mischievous while Finn was serious and obedient to his mother.
  • They have very different ways of going about casually getting information. Kol favors using his charm before resorting to his wild hostility while Finn prefers using what he considers "persuasion" which involves torture and violence to get what he wants.
  • Despite having to work together, they often bicker. Kol sees Finn as a sycophant while Finn is constantly frustrated by Kol's rebellious antics.
  • Finn views the world as being very black and white while Kol seems to be more care-free about right and wrong.
  • Finn views Kol as the wildest of the Mikaelsons, even compared to Klaus.
  • Like the rest of his siblings, Kol eventually grew to severely hate Finn, partly because of his brother's pretentious/dull, and judgmental nature, and mainly because of him always remaining loyal to their mother, as Finn has no loyalty to Kol or his siblings. This hatred for Finn no doubt grew even more pronounced when Finn hex his brother Kol to death, and later when he tried to kill their niece, Hope.
  • Not considering Henrik, they were the last Mikaelsons to make a modern day appearance on The Originals in their own bodies.

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