|“||Remember that shock bracelet Lizzie had? Or when she was suddenly into talent shows and Miss Mystic Falls, and football? She was always trying to start over. And, yeah, she could be extra, but she knew it. And she never stopped trying to change. But did you all let her? Or did you hold onto one image of her at her worst? She was an easy target who couldn't control her brain chemistry. So it was easier to think that she was broken than to root for her and accept that she was changing. If you really stop and think, I'm sure you have a good Lizzie story, too. Here's your chance. Start over.||”|
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jenna Saltzman is a major recurring character on The Vampire Diaries, guest character on The Originals, and main character on Legacies. She is one of the twin daughters of Alaric Saltzman and Josette Laughlin, the other being Josie Saltzman. Due to Josette's death, she was carried via surrogacy by Caroline Forbes. Her existence was revealed in Let Her Go by Kai, the babies' uncle. However, in I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime, Kai stabs Jo in the abdomen multiple times, killing her and supposedly killing the twins. However, in Best Served Cold, it was revealed that the Gemini Coven transferred the twins into Caroline's womb. Since then, she has been raised by both Alaric and Caroline.
- 1 Early History
- 2 Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
- 3 Throughout The Originals Series
- 4 Throughout Legacies Series
- 5 Personality
- 6 Physical Appearance
- 7 Powers and Abilities
- 8 Weaknesses
- 9 Relationships
- 10 Appearances
- 11 Episode Absence
- 12 Name
- 13 Trivia
- 14 Gallery
- 15 References
- 16 See also
Lizzie was born on March 15, 2014 and is the daughter of Alaric and Jo, being part of a set of twins with Josie. She is also the surrogate daughter of Caroline as the twins were put magically into her womb by the Gemini Coven.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
In Let Her Go, while Jo was thinking she was sick from food poisoning it was revealed to her by her brother that she's pregnant after she gives him her power in order for him to survive the consequences of the merging ritual he performed with his brother, Luke, instead of Jo. In A Bird in a Gilded Cage, Jo and Alaric began to pick out names for the baby. In I Never Could Love Like That, Elena finds out about Jo's pregnancy when she tells her that Kai had been imprisoned in the 1903 prison world. In I'd Leave My Happy Home For You, Jo and Bonnie are attacked by Lily during Jo's bachelorette party. As she is about to feed on Jo, Lily hears the babies' heartbeats and tells her that she is expecting twins. Later, Jo tells Alaric that they will be having twins and that the Gemini Coven will want to get their hands on them to strip Kai of power by performing another twin merge. In I'm Thinking Of You All The While, Damon reveals that Jo is dead and believed the twins were also dead.
In Best Served Cold, it is revealed by Valerie Tulle that the twins actually survived Kai's attack on Jo, due to the fact that the Gemini Coven performed a spell to save the twins. It was also revealed that Caroline Forbes is currently pregnant with the twins. In Postcards from the Edge, it was revealed that she and her sister had siphoned bits of magic from Caroline's body for a long time, but as they grew in her womb, they siphoned out more and more magic, until Caroline began to desiccate. In This Woman's Work, Lizzie and her twin are born via c-section. Her father, Alaric allows her former surrogate mother, Caroline Forbes to hold her and her sister, first handing her Josie and informing Caroline of her name and namesake (their mother), then Lizzie who he informed Caroline was named after her mother Elizabeth. Lizzie and Josie are also seen with Caroline in the ending flash forward scene. In Moonlight on the Bayou, Alaric, the twins and Caroline head to Dallas as he wants to keep his promise to Jo. While at a diner, the twins begin to cry and Alaric leaves with Lizzie to change her diaper. In a flash-forward, Caroline is seen with the twins in New Orleans at St. James Infirmary looking for Klaus. The bartender tells Caroline that Klaus hasn't been seen or heard from in 3 years, which leaves Caroline puzzled. In Requiem for a Dream, Lizzie, along with her twin sister and their father, Alaric, call Caroline before they go to bed. Lizzie, along with her sister, appear to miss Caroline being she has been on the run with Stefan Salvatore trying to get away from Bonnie. Lizzie even voices that she misses her mother, Caroline, and Caroline tearfully responds that she misses Lizzie too. Before Lizzie, along with Josie, go to bed, they say their goodnight's to Caroline before Alaric takes the phone from them to talk to Caroline on his own, without the children listening. In Gods and Monsters, Lizzie, along with Josie, learn about their true siphoner-heritage and Alaric and Caroline ask Lizzie and Josie to open the Armory's doors for them, using their siphoning abilities to remove Bonnie's Sealing Spell. Lizzie, along with Josie, successfully open the Armory doors and Lizzie embraces Caroline triumphantly while Josie embraces their father, Alaric.
In Hello, Brother, Lizzie along with her sister Josie are seen video calling Alaric until he asked for Seline. Seline tells them to go put on their swimsuits while they chat. Later, the girls visit Caroline at work; Seline leaves to go have a salad for lunch and leaves the girls with Caroline. While she left, Caroline mentions that Seline probably loves kale which makes Lizzie ask her what's kale; Caroline responds with you don't want to know. The video, that is given to her by Seline from Pete, that Caroline is attempting to watch gets to a certain point and the sound messes up to which Lizzie tells her mommy that it is too loud. Later that evening Virginia breaks into the house, attacks Seline and tries to kill the girls for opening the armory. Virginia stalks through the house where she comes to the girl's room. When inside, she hears laughing come from the closet and proceeds though before she is able to approach is knocked out by Caroline. Caroline checks the closet and finds the girls, Lizzie saying hi to her mommy, to which Caroline tells the girls don't move while she handles Virginia. In You Decided That I Was Worth Saving, Lizzie and Josie are first seen fighting over the tuning fork, to which Alaric tells Lizzie to put the fork down immediately; she tells her dad she had it first which prompts Alaric to yell at Lizzie to drop it. Lizzie drops the fork and she and Josie begin to scream over the vibrations the tuning fork makes. Alaric picks up the fork to stop the vibrations and proceeds to comfort his girls. In An Eternity of Misery, Lizzie and Josie are getting ready for bed. Lizzie asks Seline for a bedtime story, which Josie answers nothing sad. Seline then tells them the "The Legend of Arcadius". In Coming Home Was a Mistake, after news of Tyler's death, Seline takes Lizzie and Josie to the local carnival to take the girls off of Alaric's hands. At the carnival, they have fun playing games eventually win a goldfish, though find that it's dead. Seline explains to the girls that the deceased should be treated with dignity and takes them to a warehouse. There, she explains how special people, their souls are taken by Cade. She teaches the twins the Incendia spell and with that can show him what they've done as a tribute. The pile of wood then beings to be set ablaze. In Detoured On Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell, after Seline kidnapped her and Josie, Caroline and Alaric issue an Amber Alert. Seline takes the girls to a diner, where Sybil and Damon find them, and then to a motel, where she plans to offer them to Arcadius in exchange for and Sybil's freedom from being Arcadius' servants. Sparing the twins, Arcadius accepts Sybil's counteroffer of Damon and Stefan, to which Stefan agrees to. He would then reunite Lizzie and Josie with Alaric and Caroline. In The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You, Lizzie and Josie visit Caroline for Christmas since they haven't seen her since Alaric took them away from Mystic Falls to a safer location.In The Lies Will Catch Up To You, Alaric returns to Mystic Falls along with the girls. He brings them to the Armory and they are seen coloring as Alaric calls Caroline. He wants to bring the girls over to Caroline's and admits that he is in need of good parenting advice. As he looks on, the girls are levitating crayons above their heads. Later that same night, Alaric arrives at Caroline's with Lizzie and Josie who are thrilled to see their mother; they embrace in hugs and she comments about how big they've grown. As the night progresses, Lizzie wants to use her sister's cup, the pink one, rather than her usual purple one. Caroline attempts to take the cup, though she grabs Caroline by the wrist and siphons her until she pulls away. She apologizes and tells Alaric that she didn't mean to do it. Josie, upset that her mommy was hurt, attempts to attack Lizzie with the Incendia spell and fails, without any magic, while Alaric and Caroline intervene grabbing the girls worried about their wild and troubling behavior. In It's Been a Hell of a Ride, Kai breaks free from the Armory's holding cell and hunts his nieces. Hiding underneath their bed, they call Alaric and he tells them to go hide in their special place if a "monster" was to attack. They follow their father's command and flee to safety. Alaric and Caroline later subdue Kai and, with Bonnie and her guidance, she and Josie create a new prison world, locking him away, ensuring their safety. In We're Planning a June Wedding, she and her sister are Stefan and Caroline's flower girls for their wedding, they are accompanied by Bonnie. During the reception later that night, she, Josie and Bonnie are trapped in Kelly Donovan's explosion of the Lockwood Mansion. However, with they are protected and Bonnie teaches them the necessary spell to redirect the fires away from them. Ultimately, they survive and Bonnie completely removes the residual fires from the building. In I Was Feeling Epic, Lizzie and Josie are led out of the charred building by Bonnie, reuniting them with Alaric and Caroline who are overwhelmed with joy at the sight of them. Eventually, Matt learns that they are still in danger from Katherine, who plans to destroy Mystic Falls with the Founder Bell and they gather their few possessions and leave, heading for the Armory. Sometime later, after Mystic Falls is saved by Bonnie, they are seen playing at the Salvatore Boarding House where Alaric unpacks the Salvatore Boarding School sign, where they are planning to establish a school for supernatural children. Their mother's spirit, Jo, continues to watch over the twins and Alaric as they play.
Throughout The Originals Series
In The Tale of Two Wolves, she and Josie wave at Caroline as she gives a tour inside the Salvatore School. Later, she and her sister bargain with Caroline as she asks them to help Klaus and Hope, who is dying due to The Hollow's dark magic inside her. Before Klaus could get a chance to talk to them better, Alaric shoots him with an arrow through the chest, leaving the twins looking at what happened. At night during the full moon, the girls begin a spell to siphon the magic out of Hope and to insert it into Klaus, who will proceed to kill himself. After the spell is completed, Alaric takes the girls away.
Throughout Legacies Series
In We're Not Worthy, Lizzie tries to aid her father with a plan to solve the school's hatred towards Josie given her past behaviour and actions towards them. Alaric refuses her plan, citing that he just wants Lizzie to keep an eye on Josie, but Lizzie tells her that this would require that she become her past self, which she is unwilling to do. When Lizzie sees the witches, led by Alyssa Chang, tormenting Josie, however, she remarks "game on", and vows to solve the issue once and for all.
At the Salvatore field day, Lizzie talks with MG about how well the day is going, but he remarks that things will surely change when the games are announced. Lizzie notices Josie being secluded by Alyssa once more and marches over to rectify the situation. She threatens the students with her former, meaner, self if they do not appoint Josie their captain, to which they agree. When Alyssa picks tug-of-war as the first game, Lizzie tells Josie that she just needs to cast "imobilis" and they will win the game. Josie tries to tell Lizzie that she cannot practice magic — having put away her power previously — but Lizzie is too caught up in the moment to listen.
When the game begins, Lizzie repeatedly tells Josie to cast the spell as they begin to lose, with Josie once again explaining that she cannot practice magic. This ends in the witches losing the game and Josie falling into the mud pit in the middle of the stage. Josie is furious, and tells Lizzie to stay out of it as she is only making things worse; Lizzie is saddened by this, but understands. Moments later, they are distracted with the arrival of Nimue, the Lady of the Lake.
After the Green Knight is defeated, and Nimue returns to the lake, Lizzie talks with MG about how the day went.
In Goodbyes Sure Do Suck, Lizzie attempts to aid Rafael and Landon with a transference of power spell in a hope to preserve Rafael's life. As she begins the spell, however, she finds that Landon contains no magical energy to transfer, therefore is likely human; this comes as a shock, but Lizzie is adamant that she will find another way to help save Rafael's life.
Lizzie eventually comes up with a plan involving a Prison World, and helps create a Prison World for Rafael to live out the remainder of his life with his parents, Walt and Lucia. She transfers Rafael and the other two — along with Hope's help to the Prison World. She later bids farewell to Rafael along with the other members of the Salvatore School.
In Salvatore: The Musical!, as Lizzie partakes in the Salvatore School Musical, she struggles with the concept of never getting "better", and not having a defining moment that changed her life such as her mother's transition. Lizzie struggles with this, but eventually is sent a letter by Caroline in which she is told that there is no defining moment in life. Caroline further explains that there was no defining moment in her life, and that Life happens when you least expect it; this lightens Lizzie's mood.
In Hold on Tight, Lizzie is among those who volunteer to aid Alaric in his quest against the Necromancer and Malivore. Lizzie teams up with Josie and the two find Alyssa holding MG at the Salvatore Crypt, having linked him to the spell.
They attempt to reverse the spell after taking out Alyssa with a slumber spell but find themselves unable to do so given the intricacy of the spell. MG tells the two that they must wake Alyssa and ask for her assistance in reversing the spell, but Lizzie is reluctant given her hatred of Alyssa. Nonetheless, Lizzie accepts that she has no choice in the matter and she wakes Alyssa from the spell placed on her. The trio work together with Lizzie to reverse the spell placed on MG.
At the end of the day, Lizzie plans to tell MG how she feels about him, but witnesses him and Alyssa kissing after Alyssa apologises to him. This shatters Lizzie, who rushes to tell Josie about what she has witnessed. Unfortunately for Lizzie, she is interrupted by Josie's news that she wishes to transfer to Mystic Falls High School and live her life as a human for a while.
In This is What It Takes, Lizzie struggles with the idea of Josie leaving her to transfer to Mystic Falls High. She and MG travel to a Prison World with the idea of finding something that would convince Josie to remain at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted. Unfortunately, the two aren't able to find anything, and MG suggests that perhaps there isn't anything to find — it may be Josie's destiny to transfer, and MG tells Lizzie that she should accept and respect Josie's wishes.
Tensions arise between Lizzie and MG when Lizzie tries to tell MG how she feels about him. In a convoluted way, Lizzie explains that she likes MG, but he finds it difficult to understand what she is saying and the idea is lost on him. Lizzie becomes frustrated, and sends MG back to the present, leaving herself in the Prison World a little longer.
Returning back to Mystic Falls, Lizzie finally begins to accept Josie's decision and shows her an outfit that she has prepared for her, given that nobody at Mystic Falls High wears a school uniform. Lizzie explains that she is finding it difficult to accept the decision, but will support Josie and love her nonetheless.All's Well That Ends Well,
Lizzie appears to be a typical high school mean girl, underneath bubbles a darkness that cannot go unaddressed. Given both her sinister lineage and the questionable biology that accompanies it, Lizzie possesses the power to render great harm unto the world if her behavior continues to go unchecked. She shows signs of mood swings, self-absorption, and over-possessiveness. It's ultimately Lizzie's attachment to the superficial that will prevent her from doing the introspection necessary to avert the breakdown clearly on the horizon.
While she cares deeply for her sister and father and would do anything for them, she is incapable of seeing things from their perspective. During the school election for the honor council, she expected to win and felt betrayed when Josie won instead. She only saw how she was slighted instead of being happy for her sister. Lizzie is also a narcissist with a fragile ego that hates when she doesn't have her father's full attention.
During Summer break, Lizzie underwent intense behavioral therapy. She met with medical professionals and healers to help treat her bipolar disorder. She made great strides and started to treat herself and others with more respect. She even supported Josie in her magical endeavors instead of feeling threatened by her sisters' progress. Her progress was temporarily thwarted when MG accidentally made her think she was hallucinating. This was made worse when she was possessed by an oni, and she even expressed a desire to die as she didn't want to live in a mentally unstable state any longer. When Lizzie realized she wasn't hallucinating, she was able to regain a healthier mental state while being the same witty, fun, and brutally honest girl she always was.
Although people describe Lizzie's personality and possibly even her appearance compared to being a "mean girl," she is a beautiful, young woman with light skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair.
Powers and Abilities
Lizzie possesses all standard powers and abilities of a siphoner, a subsection of witches.
Lizzie has the typical weaknesses of a siphoner.
- Main article: Alaric, Caroline, Josie and Lizzie
Alaric Saltzman and Caroline Forbes are the parents to Lizzie Saltzman. Alaric is Lizzie's biological father and Caroline is Lizzie's mother, but not her biological mother. Lizzie's ancestry consists of bloodshed and a witch coven, which was destroyed about a year prior to Lizzie's birth. After Lizzie's biological mother (Jo Laughlin) was killed by her murderous twin brother, the Gemini Coven placed Lizzie's fetus into Caroline. Alaric and Caroline found out about this a few months after the Gemini Coven's massacre and they agreed to raise Lizzie (along with her twin sister, Josie) together. Today, Lizzie now lives in Mystic Falls and she grew up there as well. As a siphoner/witch, Lizzie witnessed her parents running her magical school, the Salvatore Boarding School, while they helped to raise her. Currently, Alaric is the only one raising Lizzie extensively due to Caroline's travels. Lizzie was told that her travels involved school-recruitment in Europe; however, it was in fact to search for a solution about the Merge. Lizzie misses her mother, but she visits Caroline whenever she can, which Lizzie did so at least once, on Legacies. Lizzie is now struggling to get by without her mother and her father is more involved with the school as of late. However, Lizzie still loves her parents and yearns for their attention and approval.
Josie is Lizzie's twin sister, trusted best friend, and the person who provides Lizzie with advice and a shoulder to lean on whenever her temper goes awry. They grew up together and have gone to (and currently go to) the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted for most of their lives. Alaric Saltzman and Caroline Forbes are their father and mother, but Jo Laughlin was their biological mother. There is a dark history in which their biological mother perished from. Also, both twins are descended from a dark history involving their magical lineage, which is partly due to their siphoner-heritage. Despite this dark history, Lizzie is learning to control her dangerous powers with Josie's help along with her boarding school's help.
In Malivore, Lizzie is helped by Josie in campaigning for the school's honor council. She attempts to ask Josie about outfit choices and such. However, ignoring that Josie is there, Lizzie asks Rafael out as a deal if he voted for her. However, later on, Lizzie is shocked that she lost against Josie. Penelope gives Lizzie some hard advice saying that Josie will never have a normal romantic relationship with Lizzie in her life, which upsets Lizzie a lot. And Lizzie later apologizes to Rafael that she didn't realize Josie would vote against the decision to keep his foster brother at the school.
- "Guys like you make me nervous... you know...hot..."
- —Lizzie to Rafael in This is the Part Where You Run.
Lizzie first meets Rafael, along with her twin sister, Josie, when he first arrives at the Salvatore Boarding School. Lizzie takes an immediate liking to him and enthusiastically gives him a tour of the school, with Josie. Lizzie, almost immediately after meeting him, admits she has a crush on Rafael to Josie. She attempts to flirt with him at a school sports game, but he immediately turns her down, which shocks and angers Lizzie, which later causes her to go into a fit of rage and makes her believe that she's broken. Despite Rafael's rejections and wanting little to nothing to do with Lizzie, she still makes it clear that she wants him and calls "dibs" on him when Josie asks about Rafael.
In Malivore, Lizzie attempts to make a deal with Rafael. The deal was that he would vote for her and take her as her date to a party. He gladly accepted, but not before hesitantly looking at Josie, who was also in the room when Lizzie asked this of Rafael. Later, when Lizzie had found out long since it happened that she lost the student council election, she goes to the school's gym to try and blow off some steam. However, Penelope later enters the gym and says some hurtful, yet truthful words to her that causes Lizzie to break down crying. Rafael shortly runs into Lizzie crying and attempts to excuse himself, but she stops him by apologizing that she had no idea Josie would vote 'no' to keep Landon at the school. After Rafael says it's okay and attempts to leave the gym a second time, Lizzie desperately stops him and kisses him. Rafael attempts to stop her, but they both ultimately give in after Lizzie states, "Don't think about it." They then sleep together in the gym, only for Rafael to backtrack and tell Lizzie the next evening, during their dance at her sixteenth birthday party in Mombie Dearest, that they weren't going to be more than friends.
Lizzie has been good friends with MG for awhile. They attend the same school together at a boarding school, but Lizzie tends to only pay attention to MG whenever she needs something from him. Although Lizzie is unaware, MG has romantic feelings for her. For now, Lizzie doesn't return said-feelings for MG, but it is shown that it frustrates her whenever MG flirts with other girls, whether they be human or supernatural. Their friendship was also in jeopardy when MG made out with Lizzie's twin sister's ex-girlfriend, but this has been resolved. They are currently good friends and allies in defending their boarding school together (with their other friends).
- "In my five centuries of being on this planet, little has changed in the way that people treat one another. This world is cruel to those it considers broken. But the Salvatore School, for all its aggravations, is different. It's the kindest place that I have ever been. That's why I want to stay there. If you'll have me."
- —Sebastian to Lizzie in This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent.
Lizzie first met Sebastian at the Old Mill and was instantly attracted to him, even telling MG that she might have a crush on him because he didn't know who she was. This prompts Lizzie to enlists MG's help in finding out if he was a new Malivore monster, but she comes to learn that he's a vampire. Sebastian confesses he is drawn to her and they share their first kiss together. MG watches from afar but only sees her kissing the air. While on a picnic date with Sebastian, MG interrupts them, and inadvertently convinces Lizzie that Sebastian isn't real and that she's having a psychotic break. MG later learns that Sebastian was real and was communicating with Lizzie in a diminished and desiccated state and eventually reunites the two. Although, she wanted nothing to do with Sebastian, she retained her attraction. Their relationship turns romantic, followed by sex, after Lizzie brings him with her while searching for Landon.
- Lizzie and Jo Laughlin (Biological Mother/Former Allies)
- Lizzie and Hope (Friends/Former Frenemies/Classmates/Allies)
- Lizzie and Penelope (Frenemies/Former Classmates)
- Lizzie and Kaleb (Frenemies/Classmates/Allies)
- Lizzie and Landon (Classmates/Allies/Lizzie killed him once to save him)
The Vampire Diaries
- Where You Left Your Heart (Indirectly Mentioned)
- One Wrong Turn On Bourbon (Mentioned)
- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Indirectly Mentioned)
- God's Gonna Trouble the Water (Indirectly Mentioned)
- The Tale of Two Wolves
- When The Saints Go Marching In (Indirectly Mentioned)
- The name Elizabeth is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: From the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction.
- Jenna is of Arabic origin, and the meaning is "heaven." In the Western world, it is a variation of Jennifer, the Cornish variant of Guinevere which means white (fair, pure).
- Saltzman is an Ashkenazic Jewish occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German Salz "salt" + Mann "man". Altered spelling of German Salzmann.
- If the Gemini Coven found out about the twins then they would have tried to take them from Jo and Alaric in order to strip Kai of his power as leader of the coven.
- However since their it was revealed that they were siphoners, the Gemini Coven would wait for another set of twins to lead them because of their own prejudice against Siphoners.
- Along with Elena, Lizzie and Josie are the only characters known to have two different mothers for any reason.
- She and her twin sister, Josie, are the first babies that are known to have been carried by a vampire.
- She and her sister were the third on-screen birth after Nadia's birth in Katerina and Hope's birth in From a Cradle to a Grave.
- However, she and Josie were the first to be born via C-section.
- Lizzie and Josie are fraternal twins.
- She was originally named Jenny.
- According to MG in Mombie Dearest, Lizzie's favorite color is lavender, favorite dessert is key lime pie and she likes the blend of hip-hop and old school Motown music.
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- Between When The Saints Go Marching In and This is the Part Where You Run, there has been a two-year time jump to 2028. Despite this time jump, Lizzie and Josie celebrate their sweet sixteen - having been born on March 14, 2014, in This Woman's Work, this is a timeline error. Without the timeline error, this would make them 14, not 16. As of Life Was So Much Easier When I Only Cared About Myself, the timeline error is continued with their 17th birthday.
- Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing
- See her full psychological assessment.