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I lost my faith. Then I realized that if I didn't believe, I would be letting you down. I tried to get it back. I tried.
Sophie to Monique in Crescent City

Sophie Deveraux was a witch, and later an Elder, of the French Quarter Coven who was also a former antagonist and a former main character on The Originals. In the past, she was a light-hearted girl who enjoyed partying and didn't care much for witchcraft. However, eight months before the start of the series, she watched helplessly as her niece, Monique Deveraux, was sacrificed in the Harvest, a sacrificial ritual that strengthens the connection between the living witches of New Orleans and their ancestors, from whom they draw their magical power. Sophie had not believed in the power of the ritual, likening it to a Biblical story like Noah's Ark and generally regarding the ceremony as an act of barbaric violence.

However, after watching her niece be sacrificed during the proceedings, Sophie latched onto the hope that the Harvest was real and Monique could come back if the ritual was finally completed. With this goal in mind, Sophie finally began devoting herself to the cause, becoming more serious about her magic and plotting to finally capture the lone surviving Harvest witch, Davina Claire, so that she could complete the ritual and bring her niece back from the dead. Sophie made it clear that she would do whatever it took to reach her goal, which made her dangerous to have as an enemy.

In Après Moi, Le Déluge, Sophie became an Elder with the Mikaelsons' help and unknowingly performed the rest of the ritual, which, unbeknownst to anyone else, allowed Céleste Dubois to bring back three powerful dead witches to serve her own agenda. Each of the older witches resurrected by Céleste, including Céleste herself, took the place of the four Harvest witches who were intended to come back following the completion of the ritual, devastating Sophie and sending her on a self-destructive path of excessive alcohol consumption and meaningless sex to cope with having failed her mission.

In Crescent City, after the death of Papa Tunde caused Monique to finally return to life, Sophie was finally reunited with her niece for a brief amount of time. However, once Monique realized that Sophie still lacked faith in the coven and the ancestral magic that they practice, she killed Sophie with a death hex on the Ancestors orders.

Sophie was a member of the Deveraux Family.

Early History

Sophie had a strict upbringing and became an aunt to Monique while she was in grade school. Sophie left New Orleans to see the world when she was twenty-one. She eventually returned to work at Rousseau's as she wanted to become a chef, and began a casual relationship with Marcel. Sophie was told about the Harvest but was skeptical of its authenticity. She shared her doubts with Marcel, unaware that he already had an agenda to prevent the ritual. Sophie arrived late and attempted to stop the proceedings, but could only look on helplessly as her niece Monique was the third to be sacrificed. Sophie saw the fourth girl, Davina, receive the combined power of the three girls who had been sacrificed before her. She then witnessed Marcel taking Davina away from the ritual proceedings.

The result of Davina's alliance with Marcel gave him power over the witches, and he banned them all from using their magic by using Davina's ability to sense magic to enforce his rule. Sophie and Jane-Anne devised a plan to retrieve Davina from Marcel to complete the Harvest, under the belief that only then all four girls could be brought back to life.

At the beginning of The Originals timeline, Sophie met Hayley Marshall. Sophie quickly sensed that Hayley was pregnant with Hope, and she realized that Klaus is the father. Since Klaus has previously ruled over New Orleans for years, Sophie decided she could use his unborn child as her leverage to get him to help her. Klaus was lured back into the city, and Sophie's sister Jane-Anne was killed by Marcel when Klaus expressed interest in speaking with her. After the delayed completion of The Harvest, Sophie eventually got Monique back after a year of desperation. However, her niece did not forgive Sophie for losing her faith and initially doubting the power of The Harvest. In the end, Monique killed Sophie for her skepticism.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Season Four

Sophie tries to talk Jane-Anne out of performing the spell.

In The Originals, Sophie observes her sister, Jane-Anne, interacting with Hayley at the restaurant they both work at in New Orleans. Later, Jane-Anne and Sophie travel to a cemetery where Jane-Anne intends to perform a spell. Sophie is reluctant to allow her sister to do the spell, as Witches have been prohibited from using magic by Marcel, but Jane-Anne reassures her and they proceed. While Jane-Anne performs the spell in the cemetery that night, Sophie, and several others, capture Hayley.

She keeps Hayley for several days until Klaus and Elijah arrive in New Orleans , whence Sophie reveals, first to Elijah and then to Klaus, that she possesses the supernatural gift for detecting when a girl is pregnant, and that Hayley bears Klaus' child. She also reveals her plan for a witches' revolt against Marcel and the vampires that control the city. Klaus refuses to do as she says, but Sophie insists that because Jane-Anne sacrificed herself rather than reveal their plan to Marcel, Hayley and the child's fates rest with the witches. Once Elijah gets Klaus to agree, she explains that the first step is Marcel accepting Klaus into his inner circle.

Sophie explains the plan to Elijah.

She also gives Elijah further instructions: Klaus must do all he can to undermine Marcel's rule but above all else, he must keep him alive. She refuses to tell Elijah why because she doesn't trust him yet. She then agrees to release Hayley to Elijah but promises him that, if Klaus double-crosses them, she would kill her. Elijah also makes her a promise: that if anything happens to Hayley or her unborn child, Elijah will make sure the witches pay.

Throughout The Originals Series

Season One

Sophie talks with Klaus

In Always and Forever, Sophie is with Jane-Anne's body when Marcel arrives to take it away. Sophie refuses to confide why The Originals are back in New Orleans. While she's trying to pay her respects to Jane-Anne she's attacked by vampires but Elijah saves her. He asks what business Jane-Anne had with Klaus. Sophie takes him to Hayley, announcing that she's pregnant with Klaus' child. Sophie also says that she's linked to Hayley so anything that happens to one of them happens to the other. She tells Elijah to get Klaus to agree to their plan to overthrow Marcel. Elijah succeeds and manages to trade the cure for a werewolf bite for Jane-Anne's body, bringing it back to Sophie.

Klaus and Sophie argue at the bar.

In House of the Rising Son, Rebekah arrives in the Quarter looking for Elijah, announcing that he told her all about Sophie. Sophie tells Rebekah about their plans to overthrow Marcel. Rebekah asks Sophie to do a locator spell on Elijah but she refuses due to Marcel's law. Sophie then explains to Rebekah how Marcel rose to power. Rebekah shows Sophie the coffins Klaus has laid aside for his siblings; she also explains his past with Marcel and says that she has reunited father and son instead of achieving her goals.

In Tangled Up In Blue, Sophie makes Katie use her magic to protect Thierry from Marcel so that she can use her magic to find Davina. She's almost successful, but Rebekah stops her when Katie's killed.

In Sinners and Saints, Sophie is informed by Elijah that the original deal is void. She remembers her past with Marcel and her promise to Jane-Anne that she would find a way to bring Monique back. She cries over her sister's grave.

In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, Agnes kidnaps her and use her link to Hayley as an advantage for the werewolf to miscarry her baby through a high temperance brought on by Dark Magic. While they're still linked together she tries to help Hayley and later they're unlinked by Davina.

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Sophie makes her return in The Casket Girls, and finds out Davina is missing and away from Marcel. Sabine gives Sophie a hairbrush full of Davina's hair and they do a locator's spell to track down Davina. She comes up with a plan to continue the Harvest. Sophie contacts Hayley and promises that she will undo the curse Marcel put on her family if Hayley tells her where Céleste's body is buried. Hayley reveals the area where Sophie soon digs and unravels Céleste's grave.

In Après Moi, Le Déluge, Sophie comes back to the graveyard with Céleste's bones, noting that whatever Sabine is doing, it smells horrible. As she explained what she did-digging up Celeste's bones to consecrate them, and become an elder - Sabine notes that it is disrespectful, only for Sophie to retort that if it gets her niece back, she doesn't care. However, Elijah arrives and announces that he cares, before telling Sophie to come with him. Once there, the Originals demand to know what is going on with Davina, when an earthquake hits. Immediately recognizing what it meant, she explains that the sheer levels of power within Davina are too much, and are bleeding out of her in the forms of, in order, earth, wind, water, fire. And that, the power will kill Davina, and destroy the entirety of New Orleans.

After the winds start, the Originals have no choice but to go along with the Harvest ritual, in order to save the city. Elijah takes Sophie back to the cemetery, where she attempts to consecrate Celeste's remains, only to find out that whatever power that lay within them has already been taken. Defeated, Sophie has no idea what to do, until Elijah offers a solution in the form of his mother; Esther. Using the fact that the baby is alive, the Originals buy property in the child's name, and the bury their mother in New Orleans' land, connecting their mother to the ancestral power, and her to it.

The Originals act as a conduit, sending the power to Sophie to consecrate, making her an Elder. Then, with earth, wind, and water already done, Marcel comes, carrying Davina with fire trailing after her. Sophie asks Davina if she believes in the harvest, to which Davina replies "yes." Sophie slits Davina's throat, killing her, and causing the power to flow out of Davina. Then, Sophie attempts to finish the ritual by repeatedly calling on the reaping to resurrect the four girls. However, due to someone else secretly taking the power, it did not go to the earth, and the girls do not revive, leaving Sophie devastated thinking that she failed the ritual.

Drunk Sophie with Klaus

In Dance Back from the Grave, Sophie first appears drunk, with a bottle of liquor in hand, before Klaus, who was investigating a series of murdered vampires in connection to ritualistic marks that had begun cropping up all over the French Quarters. Thinking her Coven to be responsible, he immediately super-speeds and grabs Sophie by the neck. She apparently sobered enough a little while later to help deduce the implications of the marks, and assists Elijah and Hayley at getting pass through the confinement spell that keeps Rebekah part of a sacrificial spell done by Papa Tunde.

In Crescent City, Sophie is first seen when she finds out that Monique is not in her grave and has been resurrected. Reunited with her niece they spend some time together and Monique is asking questions about her mother and if Sophie believed in the harvest ritual. She admits that she lost her faith, but if she realized that if she didn't believe she would have let her down so she tried to get her faith back. Marcel interrupts them and Sophie blames him because she thinks that he is there to threaten them, but Marcel says that he just wants to save the other girls to get Davina back. Monique convinces her that Marcel is there to help them because he is loyal to Davina. Marcel asks her to locate the witches and Sophie wants to make a deal before she helps him. Sophie asks him money to leave the city with Monique because she hopes that they could escape this witch-vampire war and live normal lives.

Sophie dying

When she tries locator spell she realizes that she is weaker than she thought and is able to locate only one of them. Marcel urges her to keep trying but Klaus arrives and takes Monique for his own plans. Sophie and Marcel go after him to get her back and when Klaus is distracted with his fight with him, Sophie gets Papa Tunde's blade and pushes it into Klaus' heart. After attacking Klaus, she wants to leave New Orleans with Monique, but she doesn't want to go. Monique attacks her and says that she must die because she doesn't have enough faith. She blames her for not completing the harvest and wanting to run away when they should fight. Then Monique kills her and leaves with Sabine, Bastianna, and Genevieve.

In Long Way Back From Hell, she is buried in her family crypt. Monique and a few other witches watch as she is buried.

In The Battle of New Orleans, she is mentioned by Francesca Guerrera because she has just purchased Rousseau's and since Sophie is no longer around, Camille has no say in the matter.


Sophie was described as a leader armed with a sharp tongue and confidence. She was a social force, planting the seeds of a revolution among her peers in the small French Quarter of New Orleans. Her sister Jane-Anne had great confidence in Sophie, stating that she was never wrong. Despite these leadership qualities, Sophie was shown to not be above lying to others to achieve her goals.

In spite of this, she will not hesitate to work with adversaries in order to achieve the greater good.

Physical Appearance

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Sophie was a beautiful young woman in her mid 20s, she had a light complexion with dark brown eyes and hair to match, worn in several different styles; pulled up, curled or straight. She also has a side fringe. In The Originals, she was shown to have lighter brown tips in her hair. She had a slim figure, and looked much like her sister. She had a visible tattoo on her right shoulder, although it is unknown what its significance was or when she got it. Sophie seemed to wear more make-up compared to the other females; she wore black eye-makeup to match her dark eyes and eyebrows. She often wore jewelry such as necklaces, long pendants and a number of bracelets, large earrings and was usually seen wearing tank tops of different color and style, occasionally seen with cardigans or jackets accompanied by jeans and boots.

Powers and Abilities

Despite barely any demonstrations of her power, it can be assumed Sophie was a powerful witch, as the rest of her coven was. She took the lead over the coven in critical times, giving further indication that she was a powerful witch. The first spell she performed on-screen was the one that linked her life to Hayley's, as well as confirming the father of Hayley's child is Klaus, together with her sister Jane-Anne. Despite her negative opinion about witchcraft in general, she did show a great amount of knowledge about it. She also knew a lot of methods related to both witchcraft and old medicine, proved as she always knew which herbs to use in specific situations. This was probably the only way to actually use something similar to magic and go around Marcel's prohibition of magic.

Katie and Sophie channeling the Ancestors

She was also good at performing numerous locating spells and could call upon the ancestors without the need to say a prayer at all, unlike Genevieve and Monique. Despite being a witch though, Sophie could never use her power for defense, due to the dangers of the prohibition of magic placed upon her coven. Instead, she used martial arts to defend herself when needed. She also had a special gift as a witch, the ability to feel if a woman is pregnant, which helped with Hayley's situation a lot. She also claimed, that, as a descendant of the witch who placed the curse on the werewolves, she could reverse it. Though, due to that ancestor being possessed by Celeste, it remains unknown if Sophie could actually reverse the curse. The possibility is that she could, considering despite her ancestor being possessed, they still shared the same blood, an important ingredient in determining a witch's power.

Sophie performing a locator spell

Her power increased even more when she became the only living elder at the time (in her coven), one of the most powerful witches in her coven, with the direct link to the ancestors, and access to all of the power filling the earth to which only elders have access to (though it was relatively weak at the time due to the delay of the harvest). What made her an elder of sorts was the fact that she consecrated one of the most powerful witches, Esther to the ground, was made an elder through channeling Esther's magic and added her powers to the ancestral fold. This allowed her to complete the Harvest, which finally released the ancestral power into the earth, however, it was soon hijacked by a powerful witch named Celeste. This, instead of empowering the community as it was supposed to, left them even weaker, bringing them closer to complete disempowerment.

Sophie using magic for the last time

Thus, due to the delay of the Harvest's last stage, the Reaping, (previously performed by Sophie only to be hijacked by Celeste), Sophie's power, despite being the only elder alive, with the rest of the witches weakened incredibly, demonstrated when Marcel, in desperate need of her help asked for a locating spell, yet there was so little power left in the earth, that Sophie could barely even channel it anymore, as it was previously jacked by Céleste. This proved to be her downfall as she wasn't able to defend herself from her niece, who returned as a powerful witch from the dead due to the harvest. Her most powerful feat so far, however, was the completion of the Harvest, a powerful spell that reestablished the connection between the living and the dead of the witch community and empowered hundreds of witches with ancestral magic. She had also performed the Reaping (the last stage of the Harvest in which the sacrificed are resurrected), however, it was manipulated into resurrecting 3 other witches instead of the Harvest Girls, much to Sophie's dismay, leaving her to believe that she had actually failed the ritual, without knowing that it was actually hijacked.

Sophie also possessed limited psychic abilities, having the gift of being able to detect a pregnancy, which is how she figured out Hayley was pregnant. Eva also mentioned that Sophie was the one who revealed her pregnancy to her through her gift.


Sophie had the typical weaknesses of a witch.



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  • Sophie is the French variant of the name Sophia, which is derived from the Greek word sophia (σοφία) and means "wisdom".[2]
  • Deveraux is one of many alternate spellings of the French surname Deveraux, which is of Norman origin and means "of Évreux", a town in Normandy, France. Although spelt Deveraux, it is pronounced Deveroh.[3][4]


  • She has a special gift of telling when a woman is pregnant. She told Klaus this when explaining how she knew Hayley bore his child.
  • According to Marcel, Sophie's gumbo is famous.
  • Sophie originally wanted nothing to do with the French Quarter Coven. The death of her niece convinced her to take a more active role in the affairs of the witches.
    • Sophie had no faith in the Harvest, she believed that the Ancestors were lying to them, that they would not be resurrected.
  • At age 21, she traveled the world.
  • Oliver's death was similar to her seeing as both were killed as they were viewed as traitors to their own kind.
  • She had been in a sexual relationship with Marcel sometime before the show.
  • Sophie was the one that revealed that Agnes was the person responsible for Sean O'Connell's hex and eventual death. 
  • Sophie's bloodline put the curse on Hayley's bloodline which keeps them in wolf form.
  • After consecrating Esther's remains she became an Elder Witch of New Orleans.
  • Sophie is the first person to stick Papa Tunde's Blade into an original.
    • Also, the first person to use it on Klaus
  • After finishing the Harvest to get her niece Monique back, she is ironically killed by Monique for her previous lack of faith in the Harvest, with her niece returning from the dead more cold and ruthless under the guidance of witch ancestors that brought her back.
  • She is the second main character to die on The Originals and the 8th main character on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals universe to die.
    • She is the first main character to permanently die on The Originals.
  • Both she and Kieran were hexed in retaliation for attempting to prevent the 2011 Harvest a year after they did so. 
  • Considering the Ancestors have been released from the ancestral plane, Sophie might've found peace.



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