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Exactly, I mean, what is the point? What should I be doing with my eternity? If you have an answer, please enlighten me.
Slater to Damon in Katerina


Slater was a minor character who first appeared in the ninth episode of the second season of Template:The Vampire Diaries. He was a vampire who was a friend of Rose and Trevor, as well as Alice's former boyfriend. Slater contacted someone, on craigslist, who contacted a few other people who knew Elijah.

Early History

Not much is known about Slater's life before he met Damon, but it is known that he was turned in 1974. Afterwards, he went on to studying for the next few decades, earning himself 18 degrees, 3 masters, and 4 Ph.D.'s. He also made it possible to learn as much information on vampirism which is why he was a useful resource candidate to Damon.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Season Two

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Damon, Rose and Slater

In Katerina, when Rose wanted to contact Klaus, she used him. When Damon "staked" Elijah, they didn't know another way to contact Klaus, so Damon and Rose looked him up. He ran a café that had large windows protected with a special UV filter that allowed vampires to stay safely behind them and not burn in the sun. Slater confirms to them that the Sun and Moon Curse supposedly placed on the Vampire and Werewolf races, respectively, can indeed by undone by unbinding the spell from the moonstone; with the only catch being whichever one of the two species succeeds at breaking their respective curse first, then their rival race would  be permanently stuck with theirs. This was presumably why Elijah is trying to unbind the Sun Curse, to keep the werewolves from turning at will. Elijah came by the outside of the restaurant and threw coins to smash the window, burning several vampires. Later, Elijah compelled Slater to call Rose and tell her that the curse can be lifted by using the moonstone before compelling Slater to stab himself, therefore, killing himself.

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Slater, dead

In The Sacrifice, a few days later, Elena, Rose and Slater's human girlfriend found his body. Rose checked out his computer and found that all of the data had been erased by Elijah, but Alice showed her that Slater kept a copy of all his files in another hard drive and they were able to find the name of Cody.

Personality

Slater had a friendly personality, which is uncommon in vampires his age as they're usually tense around new faces. He also seemed to be very intelligent, as he had a vast knowledge of different topics. He has proven himself to be a reliable source of information regarding the supernatural world, even to vampires older than him. Nonetheless, he wasn't sure about the existence of werewolves (although he did know about The Sun and the Moon Curse) until Damon confirmed it to him and told him it wasn't a rumor. 

Given his interest in studying different disciplines, attending college and dating Alice, he seemed to have a deep respect for humans.

Physical Appearance

Slater was an attractive vampire with dirty blonde hair, blue eyes and some slight facial hair.

Powers and Abilities

Slater possessed all the standard powers and abilities of a non-original vampire.

Weaknesses

Slater had all the typical weaknesses of a non-original vampire.

Appearances

Season Two

Name

  • Slater is a given name and surname. It's from old English origin, and the meaning is "hewer of slates".[1]

Trivia

  • Slater is the first vampire seen to be compelled by an original vampire.
  • Slater was compelled to kill himself by an original vampire.
  • Slater's computer password is 'Kristen Stewart' from Twilight.
  • Slater lived with a human girl named Alice, who hoped he would turn her into a vampire.
  • A character named Stevie would be a mirror of Slater, but was changed to a werewolf.
  • He also had 18 degrees (including one in Theatre), 3 Master's, and 4 Ph.D.'s. He lived in Richmond and has studied since 1974 when he was turned.
  • He was very much a TV Genius and had an answer to most questions he got asked.
  • With The Other Side's collapse, he either found peace or went to Hell.
  • Much like Faustus, Slater spent his immortal life searching for information.

Quotes

Slater: "Trevor was a good man. Helped me with my dissertation on sexual deviance in the Baroque period. I was going for my psych Ph.D."
Rose: "Slate's been in college since '74"
Slater: "When I was turned. I have 18 degrees, 3 masters and 4 Ph.D's."
Damon: "The point?"
Slater: "Exactly, I mean, what is the point? What should I be doing with my eternity? If you have an answer, please enlighten me."
-- Katerina

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