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Listen to the advice of your superiors...then do better. Study the weaknesses of those who outrank you and eliminate them from your own experience. Authority is meant to be challenged. Great achievers refuse to stand in shadows.
Lucien in You Hung the Moon

Lucien Castle was a major recurring character and the main antagonist in the third season of The Originals. He was an Upgraded Original Vampire, the first and former vampire turned by Klaus Mikaelson as well as the first vampire to be turned overall, and a member of the Trinity.

Early History[]

Not much is known about Lucien's childhood, but he once said that as children, he and the Count's youngest daughter, Aurora de Martel, were very close, and they would often play together. Some time after that, Lucien's father was tormented by the Count, as he did not pay his debt in time, making Lucien harbor hateful feelings towards the Count, the nobles, and their life style.

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Lucien discovered by the Original Vampires.

Lucien was a servant for Count Martel in Southern France, tasked with welcoming guests to the castle. One day, the guests he was escorting were attacked by the Original Vampires. Lucien hid while they squabbled over the possibility of taking their victims' clothing and posing as them so they could stay at the castle and hide in plain sight. Lucien was terrified when they discovered him and quickly offered his help, insisting that they needed him if they wished to pull off their ruse. He told them of his knowledge of the count's customs that would help them blend in. The vampires voted on whether they should let him live or kill him. Finn and Rebekah voted that he should live, while Elijah and Kol voted that he should die. It was Klaus who gave the tie-breaking vote for him to live.

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Lucien introduces the Mikaelson Family.

Lucien brought them to the castle, telling them of some of the count's preferences as well as making sure they all looked the part. After nearly being caught, they managed to pull off their plan and be welcomed into de Martel's court. When he had a moment alone with Klaus, he told him of the count's evil, and how he tormented people under his reign, including killing Lucien's father for not being able to pay a debt. He assured Klaus that no matter what kind of evil he was, while in the court, he was among people who were even worse, hidden behind their fine clothes. Lucien didn't care if Klaus and his siblings killed all of the people present in the castle. He then showed Klaus the count's children; siblings Tristan and Aurora, telling him to avoid them completely since they were both very wicked.

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Lucien discovers Klaus and Aurora's affair

Later that year, Lucien asked Klaus to pass a note to Aurora, declaring his love for her and asking for her to run away with him. Klaus tried to talk Lucien down from his hopes, which aggravated Lucien. Later that night, Lucien caught Aurora and Klaus kissing. He confronted them, feeling angry and betrayed, inadvertently drawing the castle's guards to them. Tristan arrived with them, believing that it was Lucien whom Aurora was having the affair with. Tristan ordered the guards to take Lucien and later, tortured him, whipping him in the dungeons. Klaus and Elijah attempted to save Lucien from Tristan but Tristan threatened them with the knowledge that he knew what they really were and would expose them if they attempted to do anything to him. Tristan then pulled out a dagger and slashed Lucien across the mouth, scarring his face.

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Lucien stabs Klaus

When Klaus pulled Lucien down from his torture to try and comfort him, Lucien stabbed Klaus in a fit of rage, blaming him for his torture and for his affair with Aurora. Klaus proved that he couldn't be killed by the blade and turned it on Lucien with his blood still on it. The blade cut Lucien's hand, mixing Klaus' blood into the wound. To Klaus and Lucien's surprise, the cut and wounds on his face healed almost immediately, revealing that Klaus' blood had healed him.

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Lucien completes his transition into the first sired vampire

Believing that he was now a vampire, Lucien stormed out of the dungeon with the knife and tried to murder Tristan but was stabbed in the back and killed by one of the guards. Klaus prepared to burn his body but Lucien was revived, having had Klaus' blood in his system. Lucien fed on women in a chapel, completing his transition into the first non-Original vampire and first member of Klaus' sireline. He then begged Klaus to teach him, telling him he was no longer mad at him because he had given him the gift of immortality and saying that they were as close as brothers now. Klaus then showed Lucien how to properly feed. Aurora appeared, catching them feeding. Lucien tried to approach her but was stopped by Rebekah, who showed her own fangs. Aurora ran in fear.

When the Original Vampires fled, Elijah compelled Lucien, Aurora, and Tristan to believe that they were the Mikaelsons as a means to use them as a decoy for Mikael. The three ran from Mikael, working together. When the compulsion wore off a hundred years later after the Originals were daggered, they were furious and traumatized by the experience. They plotted against the Mikaelsons and looked for ways to destroy them, but Lucien and Tristan's rivalry constantly got in the way of their plans.

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Lucien and Aurora had spent time together during this time where La Belle Epoque was taking place, which was when a period of peace, optimism, prosperity and innovations were taking place.

Over the centuries, Lucien developed Kingmaker Land Development Inc. though it was a cover for his company performing top secret supernatural research, including an alternate cure for werewolf venom and creating an even deadlier strain of Werewolf Venom that could not be cured even by Klaus' blood (and which is powerful enough to kill any vampire, even an original). Lucien became a prominent philanthropist and public speaker in the 21st century, noted for his charity work and business expertise.

Throughout The Originals Series[]

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Lucien happily reunites with Klaus

In For the Next Millennium, Lucien arrived in New Orleans and immediately bought an expensive penthouse with a great view of the city. Rather than paying for it, he killed the realtor after playfully flirting with her. Lucien then went to a gallery where Klaus was displaying his artwork. Lucien immediately reunited with Klaus, sarcastically criticizing his artwork and wanting to share a drink with him. Klaus initially seemed happy to be together with his old friend again, gladly joining him for a drink. Over a drink, Lucien reminisced about Klaus' siblings and then told him that he and Aurora had separated centuries ago when asked by Klaus about her. Klaus left Lucien to speak with Camille, whose news about murders in the city seemed to foul his mood.

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Lucien warns Klaus about the sire war

Tired of good manners, Klaus bluntly asked Lucien what he was really doing in New Orleans. Lucien explained that it was common knowledge throughout the world that the Originals had been attacked multiple times, in some cases even dying such as when Finn and Kol were killed. When Finn died, all vampires learned the truth that if an Original dies, their entire bloodline will die. With two sire lines wiped out, the remaining vampires had grown worried over their own survival being reliant on the Original Vampires. Many had grown restless and Lucien warned that there was a war brewing between the remaining sire lines, and raised the possibility of what would happen if one line wanted to wipe out the other by targeting the Originals. Worried that Klaus could potentially be killed, leading to his own demise, Lucien even wondered if every bit of wood from the White Oak Tree was really gone, angering Klaus. However, Lucien calmed him, telling him that if he wanted to know everything he knew, he should come with him.

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Lucien feeds off of the prophetic Alexis

Lucien brought Klaus to his newly acquired penthouse where he hosted a party for many high-class vampires, feeding on humans for fun. Lucien pulled Klaus into an isolated room, introducing him to Alexis, a cypher who could apparently see the future. When Lucien asked Klaus to drink from her with him, Alexis offered a prophetic warning about the future of Klaus and his family. After Alexis left to sit on the bed in the room, Lucien told Klaus that he would need him with the growing threat. Klaus was furious, reminding Lucien of who he was, but Lucien wouldn't have it, telling him that he believes he had lost a step since he had known him and was no longer the wicked beast he once was. With the sire war brewing, Lucien begged Klaus to let him help since together they had many enemies who would now be targeting Klaus to kill Lucien.

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Lucien cuts his own mouth

Once Klaus left, Lucien pulled out a straight razor and cut his own mouth, giving himself some Glasgow smile scars that quickly healed, the same method that had been used in gruesome murders throughout the city in recent days; implying that he was the killer responsible. Lucien was also revealed to be connected to Kingmaker Land Development Inc., the company that hired the hunters to kill the wolves in the bayou.

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Lucien is bitten by Jackson

In You Hung the Moon, Lucien was visited late in the night by Elijah Mikaelson. Elijah wanted to know why the company Lucien ran, Kingmaker Land Development Inc., was hunting down wolves in the bayou. Elijah was unable to enter Lucien's penthouse due to a boundary spell that kept any vampires who were not in Klaus' sireline from being able to enter without an invitation. After dodging Elijah's questioning about Hayley being one of the wolves being hunted and insulting Hayley personally, Lucien infuriated Elijah so he broke off a piece of wood and threw it into Lucien's neck. Then, werewolf Jackson Kenner rushed into the penthouse, able to pass through the boundary spell, and tackled Lucien, biting his arm and poisoning him with werewolf venom. Jackson demanded to know what Lucien's hunters had done with Hayley and Lucien defiantly told him he'd have them inspect the road kill in the morning. Clearly pained from the bite, Lucien invited Elijah inside the penthouse.

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Lucien explaining his actions to Elijah

When the sun rose, Lucien assured Elijah that his contacts would tell him if they found a wolf matching Hayley's description. Elijah informed Lucien that he'd need Klaus' blood to heal the werewolf bite. Elijah questioned why Lucien was in conflict with the other sire lines, including Elijah's first sire, Tristan de Martel. Lucien assured Elijah that it wasn't a squabble but a growing war, explaining that Tristan wasn't above targeting Klaus to get to him. Elijah told Lucien that the white oak was destroyed so the Originals didn't need Lucien's protection and that he should leave the city. Lucien brought up the prophecy Alexis had foretold. Elijah brushed off the prophecy and left with Lucien asking what Elijah had left now that he had given up on Klaus' redemption.

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Lucien saves himself from the werewolf bite

While rummaging through his belongings and still suffering from the werewolf venom, Lucien later got a call from Klaus, accusing him of the two murders in New Orleans, recognizing the facial scars that were carved into the body. Lucien didn't deny the accusations. Klaus offered to heal Lucien's werewolf bite but Lucien told him it was barely a scratch, despite it having been a bite. Klaus then sternly told Lucien that there were rules in the city and that if Lucien ruined the peace they had had for months, he would be the next victim. Lucien was happy to hear Klaus acting like his old self and hung up. Lucien pulled a syringe out and injected something in it, healing from the bite. Later, it was revealed Lucien was feeding information about his killings to the press and he then pulled out an old drawing of Aurora from his closet, looking at it longingly.

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Lucien pleading innocent to the murders

In I'll See You in Hell or New Orleans, Lucien was visited at his penthouse by Detective Will Kinney, asking to have a word with him. Kinney brought Lucien to an interview room at the police station and questioned him on the recent murders. Lucien grew bored with the conversation and compelled Kinney to bring in Camille, who had been watching through the one-way window. Cami went into the interview room with Vincent Griffith. Vincent and Camille quickly accused him of the murders but Lucien denied it, telling her that if she knew him, she'd know that they were alike, having all been caught up in the Mikaelsons' lives and lived to tell about it, though bore scars from the experience. Lucien told them the story of how Tristan scarred him a thousand years, revealing that it was in a similar fashion to the scars he had been re-enacting in the murders, the rich victims being stand-ins for Tristan. However, Tristan still denied the accusations, saying someone was trying to pin the blame on Lucien in order to hurt his relationship with Klaus. When she suggested that Lucien still blamed Klaus for the scarring of his face, Lucien assured her that time healed all wounds.

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Lucien's name is cleared and he is set free

Just as Lucien was about to tell Camille who was trying to frame him, Klaus entered the room. Despite his claims of innocence, Klaus refused to believe Lucien. Lucien spoke to Klaus alone, where he continued to persist that he was innocent, saying that it was no doubt Tristan trying to drive a wedge between them. Detective Will Kinney came back in and revealed that another murder had happened while Lucien was in holding, so it was impossible that it was him. Lucien told Klaus to think about what he had told him and then left. Klaus followed Lucien and considered eliminating him as he was about to but was stopped by Elijah, who brought news that they couldn't kill Lucien or they'd never know what secret weapon he knew about that could kill the Originals.

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Lucien and Klaus on Halloween

In A Walk on the Wild Side, on Halloween night, Lucien partied out in the streets with many others, openly feeding on women he consorted with. Klaus tracked him down, wanting to be able to see Alexis again, for more insight into her visions. Lucien obliged after explaining to Klaus how he had spent centuries building his company up and had people constantly developing new technology and research that aided him. Lucien brought Klaus to his penthouse, expecting Alexis to be there but she was nowhere to be found. Lucien was sure she had been abducted since she never left the apartment. After Freya helped them track her down, they discovered that she was at The Strix's gala. Lucien was certain that they wouldn't be able to get in, due to overwhelming number of old vampires The Strix had, however, Klaus had a plan.

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Lucien and Klaus crash the gala

Lucien and Klaus crashed the Strix's gala, pretending to be excessively drunk in order to make a big enough distraction for Freya to slip in and find Alexis. While loudly making a scene, Lucien commented how all of the members of The Strix looked like Elijah and taunted Tristan, poking his nose in fun and howling loudly. After Elijah convinced Klaus to leave, Klaus and Lucien exited the building but their plan was a success. Freya brought Alexis to the compound where Alexis admitted that she had seen Klaus die in her visions and as such, had lost faith in Lucien since he was doomed. When she prepared to show them more visions, including the weapon that could kill Originals, they learned that she had been poisoned and she died in Lucien's arms. With one of his biggest assets in the sire war dead, Lucien grieved for his fallen associate.

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Lucien catches Camille following him

In The Axeman's Letter, Lucien wandered the streets of New Orleans while being followed by Camille and Vincent, who still suspected him of being the killer. Lucien, knowing they were following, pulled Camille aside without Vincent seeing. Lucien questioned her one why she was still hounding him after he'd been cleared by detectives. Lucien assured her that she didn't know what kind of person he was, but she was about to find out, speeding away but leaving a victim bleeding out with facial wounds carved in his mouth. Camille was arrested for the crime by Detective Will Kinney.

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Lucien holds Camille captive

In Beautiful Mistake, Lucien knocked Kinney out after he had arrested Camille and then he took her hostage, telling her that she had a big day ahead of her. Lucien brought her to his penthouse and revealed that he compelled Kinney, displaying his compulsion by having Kinney throw a knife directly at Camille's face before catching it. He asked that she help him find a specific dark object, a medallion, that he believed was in her possession, hidden within her stash. When Camille remained uncooperative, Lucien had Kinney inflict pain on himself as a motivator for her to help him.

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Lucien with the Serratura

Lucien remained persistent on his search, making a deal with Camille that he'd heal Kinney and then she'd have to show him where it was. She pulled out a skull and said it was the only place where it could be. Lucien picked it up, only to feel a wave of great pain, the dark object hurting him. Lucien regained his footing when Camille tried to attack him and demanded she tell him where it really was, ordering Kinney to slit his throat. To save her friend, she handed it over to him. Lucien compelled Kinney to forget everything never be able to solve the investigation and to dwell in his inability to solve the case. He threatened to compel Camille as well and reminded her that against vampires, humans would always lose. Later, Lucien examined the medallion, the Serratura, with pride at his own accomplishment.

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Lucien prepares for Thanksgiving

In Out of the Easy, Lucien told Cami that he had been invited to Thanksgiving at the Mikaelsons and was confident that he and Klaus were still allies under the ruse of Tristan being a common enemy. Lucien continued to text Cami's friends to make them think she was okay, stalling until the vervain was out of her system and he could compel her to forget everything she had learned. He brought in a vampire of his who was assigned to watch Camille while he was gone. Lucien told him that if he didn't call later, to kill Camille.

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Lucien enjoying dinner

Lucien was the first to arrive at the dinner but was soon greeted by Tristan and Aurora, who he greeted with clear trepidation. Klaus and Elijah welcomed them, dispensing with the lies, revealing that they knew of Lucien and Tristan's alliance. During the dinner, Lucien revealed that he had Cami along with the medallion, so they wouldn't dare harm him while he had what Klaus wanted. The dinner took a violent turn when Aurora revealed that she had dropped Rebekah into the ocean, though Lucien remained calm, enjoying the surprises.

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Lucien hands over the Serratura

Lucien was pulled aside by Elijah, who threatened to remove his head if he didn't hand over Camille and the medallion. When Lucien tried to explain that he was just protecting himself, Elijah wondered if Lucien himself was going to play a part in the prophecy. Lucien turned it on Aurora, reminding Elijah that Klaus' relationship with her was already fracturing his relationship with his family and that was dangerous. After Klaus took Tristan hostage, Aurora retaliated by taking Camille. Klaus and Lucien discovered her abduction and Lucien handed over The Serratura to prove his loyalty to Klaus, having given up on his alliance with Tristan.

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Lucien helps Klaus search for Cami

In The Other Girl in New Orleans, Lucien called Klaus to his penthouse to show him a security recording with Aurora having given a message to go to Jackson Square. Lucien suggested that Aurora was leading Klaus into a trap, and worried that Aurora may bring about Klaus' foretold downfall, Lucien demanded to accompany him in his search for Aurora and Camille. While they searched Jackson Square, Lucien wondered why Klaus was going along with her game, reminding him that he couldn't kill Aurora while she had Rebekah's location and questioned his concern for Camille.

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Lucien comforts Aurora

When Klaus found one of his own paintings on display, he found the next clue to Aurora's location. Lucien finally admitted that he thought Klaus should let Camille die so he would no longer have anymore vulnerabilities that could be targeted. Klaus, in anger, broke Lucien's neck. When Lucien awoke, he found a distraught Aurora sitting on a bench and sat beside her, comforting her after Klaus had told her he no longer loved her. When she began to cry, Lucien told her that Klaus was a fool and always had been.

In A Ghost Along the Mississippi, Lucien rescued Aurora from her entrapment in the Mikaelson compound. Klaus deduced that it was him, knowing Lucien had access to dark objects and was the only person left who would risk their life to help Aurora.

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Lucien is found, bound and desiccating

In A Streetcar Named Desire, Lucien was found bound, gagged, and beginning to desiccate from lack of blood by Hayley. He explained that he had been spending time with Aurora but when she started ranting about using white oak against Klaus, words were exchanged and she grew violent toward him, draining him of his blood, and trapping him in her trailer. Hayley brought him to the compound where he recovered by feeding on a blood bag. He told Marcel that Aya had captured Klaus and Elijah and was planning on having Davina unlink their sirelines, testing out its success by executing Klaus with a white oak bullet. Even if the spell wasn't a success, Klaus and his sireline, including Lucien would be out of the way. They planned to rescue Klaus from The Strix with the help of Stefan Salvatore, another member of Klaus' sireline. Lucien, however, believed he would be doing all the heavy lifting since he was the oldest vampire there who was most capable of fending off the Strix.

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Lucien is de-sired from Klaus

However, Freya revealed her own plan; to break Klaus and Elijah out of the astral plan The Strix had put their minds into. To do it, she would need to channel something powerful and decided it should be Lucien, as his advanced age gave her more power to channel. Lucien wasn't okay with the plan, laughing at the prospect of a few "toddler" vampires taking on The Strix by themselves while he was left behind with Freya. Freya used her magic to knock him out for the time being. Soon after, Lucien woke up to found himself tied to the furniture and Freya beginning to cast a spell. She warned him that it would hurt but Lucien confidently flirted with her and assured her confidently that he would be fine. With Lucien's power, Freya managed to break into the astral plane but soon after the sireline was successfully unlinked, causing Lucien a great deal of pain as it did. Their plan worked in the end, saving Klaus' life, though his sireline was no longer connected to him, including Lucien.

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Lucien charms his way into the compound

In Alone with Everybody, Lucien went to the compound but was stopped by some of The Strix, who were there to guard Elijah. He tried to convince them he was a friend of the family's before being allowed in by Freya. He brought her flowers, claiming that he was very interested in her but she brushed off his flirtation. Lucien was present when the newly revived Kol and Finn were fighting, managing to briefly stop Kol from attacking Finn, trying to help Freya with keeping the family from killing each other. After the final white oak bullet was recovered and brought to the compound, Lucien seemed distraught when Elijah nearly burned it in the fire but it was stopped by Finn, who contemplated using it on himself so he wouldn't have to live forever.

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Lucien gets the white oak

Lucien retrieved it from Finn and then gave it back to Elijah but suggested they give it to Freya, as she was the one who wanted to keep the family whole most. However, after Klaus discovered Kingmaker Land Development Inc. was still hunting down werewolves, and Elijah realized that their enemy had been close to them all along, it was revealed that Lucien had been plotting to get the white oak bullet all along, abducting Freya in order to take it for himself as well as her hostage.

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Lucien brings Freya to Mystic Falls

In Behind the Black Horizon, Lucien brought Freya and an ancestor-controlled Vincent to Mystic Falls, where the Original Vampires were first created. He explained that he had made a deal with The Ancestors to purge the world of the Original Vampires. He went on to say that he had gathered the ingredients he needed to turn himself into something even greater than an Original; an upgrade. He told Freya that he had once viewed the Originals as gods but after Klaus fell in love with Aurora, and Elijah had stolen a century from Lucien with compulsion, he saw that they didn't deserve their power, feeling that he did. Finally, he revealed his belief that the prophecy was truly about the Original Vampires falling because of Lucien's own rise.

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Lucien prepares to drink the serum

Elsewhere, Klaus and Hayley searched through many Kingmaker buildings, discovering a lab where Lucien had been experimenting on werewolves, harvesting his werewolf venom vaccine. Back in Mystic Falls, with Vincent's assistance, Lucien was able to create a concoction that would give him his new powers. However, before he got a chance to use it, Elijah and Finn arrived with Matt Donovan. Lucien grabbed Freya and held her hostage, drinking the liquid and believing himself to be the winner. Finn suddenly grabbed Matt Donovan and had him fire his wooden bullets through Freya's shoulder, into Lucien's heart. Lucien fell, beginning to desiccate from his heart being struck by wood, collapsing to the ground.

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Lucien completes his transformation

However, Lucien came back to life a few minutes later, having needed to die to complete his transition. Lucien rose, with new red eyes and strange looking fangs; easily able to brush off Matt's wooden bullets and overpower Elijah, pummeling him. He relished his new-found strength, believing it suited him. He then bit Finn in the neck, causing him severe pain. Freya protected Finn and the others from Lucien with a barrier spell and Lucien happily welcomed the challenge, excitedly departing. The Mikaelsons tried to determine what Lucien had become, while Lucien's bite was lethal to Finn, not even being able to be healed by Klaus' blood. They realized Lucien had experimented on werewolves to give himself a bite that had more potent venom than even Klaus', giving him a weapon that not even Klaus could heal. Freya revealed that Lucien had two vials of the serum and had only drunken one. They soon discovered that he had made the other for Aurora, when they learned Lucien had freed her.

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Lucien overpowers Klaus

In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Lucien and the newly freed Aurora enjoyed feeding on humans together when Lucien explained what he had become. He offered her a chance at revenge if she would drink the second dose of serum and transform as he had. Aurora was uncertain, believing revenge was pointless as long as Tristan was still suffering. Lucien promised that if he could not free Tristan, he would end his pain by killing Elijah, as he had killed Finn. Later, Lucien ambushed Klaus at the music festival. He easily overpowered Klaus with his new strength, despite Klaus wielding Papa Tunde's blade. Lucien told Klaus he still had a role to play, bringing Elijah, and then forced Klaus' hands to stab himself, incapacitating the Original Hybrid.

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Lucien surrounded by The Strix

Lucien brought Klaus back to his penthouse where he chained him to an ancient Egyptian rack that prevented any supernatural creature from escaping it. After pulling out Papa Tunde's blade, Lucien left Klaus to Aurora. Lucien met with Elijah, requesting that he give him Tristan's location or he would kill Elijah; either way Aurora would be satisfied that Tristan was no longer in pain. Easily beating down Elijah, Lucien was then trapped and hurt by a spell from Freya, that kept him in a sigil, where he would be weakened and suffer, even if he couldn't be killed. Elijah and Freya then brought members of The Strix to attempt to bury Lucien in concrete. However, as The Ancestors' chosen weapon against the Mikaelsons, they dissipated the spell, freeing Lucien. The Strix engaged him but he proved too much for them, slaughtering many. Elijah and Freya escaped, much to Lucien's anger.

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Lucien bites Cami

When Lucien returned to the penthouse, he found that Aurora and Klaus were gone. He looked over some video footage he had installed, discovering that Aurora knew she'd never love him. Infuriated, he went to Camille's apartment. Having already murdered her neighbor that the deed had been given to, Lucien was able to enter. He assaulted Cami, culminating in him biting her with his venomous fangs.

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Lucien's party is interrupted

In No More Heartbreaks, Lucien remained at Camille's apartment, gloating his victory until Camille escaped by throwing a Devil's Star at Lucien. He easily healed from the dark object's effects and let Camille go back to Klaus. Later, he partied with vampires that were formerly part of Klaus' sireline, wanting to be so loud that even the Mikaelsons could hear them. Their feeding and festivities were interrupted by Davina who put all of them but Lucien to sleep. She tried to force Lucien to tell her how to cure Camille from his bite but he assured her that there was no cure and that Camille would die. Davina questioned why Lucien didn't kill her, but Lucien told her that she wasn't his to kill, having made a pact with the Ancestors who had their own plans for Davina. When the ground shook and The Ancestors made their move against Davina, Lucien smiled in the middle of the party, knowing what was about to happen.

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Lucien and Klaus fight

In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Lucien realized that his murders of both Finn and Camille weren't enough to bring Klaus to him, so he decided to target the daggered Rebekah. Van Nguyen did a locator spell and discovered that Rebekah wasn't in the ocean as Lucien believed, but hidden in the bayou, having previously been found by her siblings. Klaus and Hayley were already in the bayou trying to move Rebekah after learning that she was Lucien's target. Lucien intercepted them and a fight ensued with Lucien easily overpowering them and declaring that he was a simple servant who was going to finally best the king.

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Lucien is stripped of his new power

When Lucien plunged his hand into Hayley and threatened to tear out her heart, he reminded Klaus that he had easily killed Finn and Cami and would have no qualms about doing the same to the mother of Klaus' child. He then forced Klaus into bowing down to him, finally acknowledging that he was Lucien's inferior. Klaus did so to save Hayley but not for long as Elijah showed up and knocked Lucien away. Before Lucien could retaliate, Freya arrived with the knowledge and power to strip him of his new-found abilities and turn him back into an ordinary vampire. She did so and Lucien was reverted back to his natural vampire form.

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Lucien is mutilated and killed

Klaus and Elijah forced Lucien to his knees and Klaus reminded him that he was not his superior, despite his delusions, and that Lucien had spent centuries acquiring wealth and power but was never able to escape his sire's shadow. With that, Klaus used a piece of glass to cut Lucien across his mouth into a twisted smile like Tristan had a millennium before, reminding him that he was no better than how he had started. Klaus' final words to Lucien were telling him that he was nothing. Lucien's heart was then ripped out and his body burnt, defeated by his sire once and for all.



Lucien was timid and submissive as a human.

As a human, Lucien was a timid and meek individual, having been looked down upon his whole life as a servant. Lucien panicked and was terrified of the Original Vampires when they found him, desperately trying to sway them to spare him any way he could, including helping them into his home. Due to his terrible treatment and the murder of his father, Lucien harbored hidden anger toward those he served, the family of Count de Martel. He had no real qualms letting the Original Vampires murder all of the nobles he served, seeing them as just as big of monsters as the vampires. However, Lucien had loved the count's daughter, Aurora, since he was a child and always dreamed of winning her heart. After befriending the Original Vampire, Niklaus Mikaelson, Lucien trusted Klaus with the knowledge of his affections toward her but grew enraged and murderous when he learned Klaus and Aurora had fallen in love, feeling betrayed by his friend. His anger and disappointment accidentally led to his death and transition into being a vampire.

"What I am is a ruthless, vicious, unstoppable killer."
—Lucien to Cami and Vincent

Lucien is seemingly carefree and confident as a vampire, though hides a vicious and cunning side.

Lucien is described as intelligent, charming, wildly successful and at ease with princes and paupers alike. Due to having no power as a human, Lucien took full advantage of the power he gained from being turned into a vampire, forging a successful life of luxury for himself. He prides himself on being two steps ahead of everyone else. Lucien believes in standing against authority, learning from and then rising above those who consider themselves superior, preaching that one should never live in someone else's shadow. He is also a normally very laid back individual, choosing to revel in his own power, while trying to outsmart those who he considers enemies.

Lucien loves the strength vampirism gives him and he sees humans as lesser than vampires, believing that in a contest between the two, a vampire would always win. Lucien respects the power of the Original Vampires, realizing they dwarf even his own, and always making his decisions based on self-preservation. Lucien is not above being cruel and sadistic, especially when it is to get what he wants. He takes pleasure in tormenting those he sees as beneath him, particularly humans. Lucien from time to time enacts the same pattern of killing people who are wealthy and high in status due to the psychological trauma from being tortured by Tristan.

"What do you think, Elijah? This new power suits me, no?"
—Lucien to Elijah

Having achieved a level of power even greater than the Original Vampires, Lucien embraced his new strength. As an Upgraded Original Vampire, Lucien was immediately much more openly hostile, replacing his usual cunning and deception with brute and direct force, now that he didn't have to fear the consequences from those stronger than him. Lucien also took on a much more predator-like nature, wanting to enjoy killing the Original Vampires over time.

These traits ultimately made him extremely arrogant and overconfident, this would lead to his downfall; as Freya used the power of the Ancestors to turn him back into an ordinary vampire. Moments before he was killed by Klaus, Lucien showed signs of cowardice, however his fear wasn't of the impending death but of once again being scarred with a Glasgow grin, a reminder of how weak he was when Tristan did it to him.

Physical Appearance[]

Lucien is a very handsome and wickedly charming man with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He is slim, but muscular. He keeps his hair groomed to a neat length. Lucien typically wears fine clothing, much like his sire, Klaus; although slightly more formal. He wears dark clothes, usually blacks and grays, and he also wears a leather jacket from time to time. Lucien also occasionally wears t-shirts, although he usually wears those in his penthouse or under a nice coat. He is often seen wearing dress boots, typically a brown color.

As an Upgraded Original Vampire, Lucien possesses a second pair of fangs and has red eyes.

As a servant, Lucien wore common tunics and had much longer hair that he tried to keep neat while in the count's court. After Tristan tortured him, he briefly bore scars on either side of his mouth, forming a deranged smile. These scars would have remained had he not been healed by vampire blood during his transformation into a vampire.

Powers and Abilities[]

Lucien possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a non-Original vampire. But being over a thousand years old and the first vampire ever sired, he is one of the strongest vampires in existence, second only to the Original Vampires. Lucien has proven to be a skilled operator of Mind Compulsion, able to leave his victims conscious of being hypnotized but unable to resist his compulsion. Although the first vampire sired, it is likely that, due to the time-frame of each turning, his strength is equal to that of Tristan and Aurora de Martel.

Through unknown means, Aurora claims that she, Lucien, and Tristan cannot be easily compelled anymore. Due to his advanced age, Lucien was confident that he was strong enough to go up against multiple Strix members when planning to try and free Klaus from them. In Alone with Everybody, Lucien demonstrates that he is strong enough to hold Kol Mikaelson, an Original Vampire, still. Furthermore, he demonstrates his speed when snatching the last remaining white oak bullet from Finn.

As of Behind the Black Horizon, Lucien possessed far more strength and speed than an Original Vampire, easily able to best them and other ancient vampires in combat on multiple occasions, seemingly without effort. He also possessed a bite dosed with werewolf venom derived from all seven wolf packs, capable of killing even an Original Vampire and could not be cured with Klaus' blood. Due to his alliance with the Ancestors, he was able to overcome many spells used against him, as the Ancestors' magic protected him.


Lucien had the typical weaknesses of a non-Original vampire.

As an Upgraded Original Vampire, Lucien was vulnerable to his creators' magic. Freya Mikaelson, with the help from Esther's grimoire, came to the conclusion she could use the same kind of power that made Lucien to unmake him. The Mikaelson witch was able to make her brother's first progeny an ordinary vampire again, although at great cost. Afterwards, Klaus ripped the latter's heart out.

Other than this weakness which required the power of the Ancestors to exploit, Lucien presumably had the same weaknesses as an Original vampire such as vulnerability to a White Oak Stake or a Silver Dagger dipped in White Oak ash.


Klaus Mikaelson[]

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Lucien and Klaus met approximately a thousand years ago. Klaus and his family fed and killed a group of nobles traveling to Tristan de Martel's father's estate. Lucien was the last living human amongst the group of nobles, but he was a mere servant to the deceased nobles. The Mikaelsons found Lucien still alive due to his rapid heartbeat. Lucien stroke a deal with the Mikaelsons: if he would help disguise them as the deceased nobles and in return, they would spare Lucien's life. Throughout their time together, Lucien learned about the Mikaelsons' father and he grew closer in friendship with Klaus. However, after Klaus' affair with Aurora de Martel was revealed, Lucien grew to despise him. Lucien was in love with Aurora, which Klaus fully knew. However, Tristan discovered Lucien with Aurora (which Tristan suspected Lucien instead of Klaus for having an affair with), Tristan mercilessly beats up Lucien almost to the point of death. Klaus then mistakenly heals him with his vampiric blood, which was a new discovery for the Mikaelsons. Lucien, as revenge for Tristan beating him up, tries to kill one of Tristan's guards, but the guard slays him and Lucien comes back as a newborn vampire; Lucien became the first non-Original vampire in the world. Elijah later compels Lucien to believe that he himself was Klaus Mikaelson running from Mikael. Elijah forced Lucien to run, along with the de Martel siblings, to run for nearly a century before the compulsion was broken.

In present day, due to Klaus' sireline being at risk, Lucien tries to befriend Klaus again in order to protect his sireline. However, Lucien betrayed him and the rest of the Mikaelsons by becoming the Beast that was prophesied and tries to kill Klaus and his family. Lucien is unsuccessful however and Klaus ends his life as revenge for trying to kill him and his family.

Other Relationships[]


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  • Lucien is a masculine name of French origin. The name means "Light". It stems from the Old Roman family name Lucianus.[1][2]
  • Castle is an early medieval English topographic name and derives from the Anglo-Norman French "castel".[3]


  • He is described as another good-looking, calculating vampire who comes to town with a personal vendetta against the Mikaelsons.
  • According to Joseph Morgan, the Original Vampires learned how to make vampires after Lucien was turned by Klaus, making Lucien the first sired vampire in history and thus the strongest non-Original vampire introduced into the show's universe.
  • He managed to scientifically engineer a cure for werewolf venom for the likes of even Klaus' bite. The only other natural cures are Klaus' and Hope's blood and an a siphoner's rare ability to siphon magic.
  • Lucien has been turned into a vampire twice from the blood of the Mikaelsons. The first, when Klaus sired him, and second, when he used Freya's blood to turn himself into an Upgraded Original Vampire with Vincent's help.
  • Lucien reveals that he is a Scorpio, which means he was born between October 23 and November 21 in the 10th century.
  • He prefers wine to whiskey.
  • He admits he has a bit of a sweet tooth in No More Heartbreaks.
  • Five years after his death, Lucien's ashes were used by Freya in creating a weapon capable of killing Marcel Gerard, who had been turned into an Upgraded Original Vampire, just as Lucien had been.
  • With the Other Side's collapse and destruction of Hell, he either found peace or went to a dimension similar to Hell, if one exists.




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