Stefan Salvatore in the Crescent City. This ought to be very good, or entertainingly bad.

The relationship between the Original Hybrid, Niklaus Mikaelson and the cured Vampire/Doppelgänger, Stefan Salvatore.

The two first interacted with each other in Chicago at a speakeasy in 1922, while Stefan was in one of his Ripper periods. He met the only female Original Vampire, Rebekah Mikaelson, and they became smitten with each other. Rebekah told her older brother about Stefan and when they first met, Klaus knew about him and indicated that Stefan has funny hair. After Klaus learned that Stefan was a ripper, and since Klaus himself practically had no humanity at all, from the trauma of his father ruining his life in New Orleans a few years back, the two of them turned into good friends, a bond that was so strong that both Klaus and Stefan referred to each other as brothers at one point. Eventually, Mikael found Klaus and Rebekah and they had to flee, leaving Stefan behind. Klaus compelled Stefan to forget their time together. Ninety years later, they met again just before Klaus broke his curse, with Stefan unaware of their past. Later, to save Damon's life, Stefan had to leave Mystic Falls with Klaus. The two spent some time together but after Klaus discovered that Stefan lied to him the whole time, he compelled him to turn off his Humanity Switch. Stefan got his freedom back after Mikael's death and vowed to make Klaus' life a living hell and kill him. But after he failed so many times, and had to team up with Klaus due to the forced circumstances, Stefan eventually came to recognize Klaus as an ally.

They are known as "Klefan" by fans.

Early History

Klaus and Stefan in 1920s

Klaus and Stefan first met in Chicago in 1922 when Stefan was a Ripper and dated Klaus' sister Rebekah. In the beginning Klaus did not like Stefan, but this changed when Klaus discovered that Stefan was a Ripper and they became good friends. When Stefan, Klaus, and Rebekah were attacked at a bar by Mikael, with wooden bullets, Klaus knew that they were not safe anymore so he compelled Stefan to forget him and Rebekah. Klaus thanked him for showing him what it was like to have a brother once again, leaving Stefan without any memory of him or his sister.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

In Klaus, Stefan and Klaus met again when he was in Alaric Saltzman's body at the Gilbert house. As Stefan stops him from killing Jenna, Klaus tells him that it would be easy for him to take his revenge if Elena tries to stop him from breaking the curse. Stefan screams at Jenna to leave and gets his vampire face on before he beat Klaus unconscious.

Stefan offers himself to Klaus

In The Sun Also Rises, Stefan tried to change places with Jenna who was turned into a vampire, but Klaus kills her to break his curse and injures Stefan. Klaus tells Elena and Stefan that he doesn't want Stefan dead because he has other plans for him.

In As I Lay Dying, Stefan is looking for Klaus to heal Damon's werewolf bite. Klaus makes a deal with him, showing interest in Stefan. He says that he had heard of Stefan or at least the Stefan who had been a Ripper whenever he lost control of his urges. Wanting the 'talent' that came with being a ripper that Stefan posed, Klaus promised to give him the cure for the werewolf bite; his blood, the blood of a hybrid; if Stefan did everything he asked.

Klaus and Stefan, leaving town

During the treatment, Klaus forces Stefan to drink human blood which caused him to lose control. Satisfied with Stefan's cooperation, Klaus had the cure delivered to Damon and told Stefan that they would be leaving town.

Before they left however, Klaus wanted to make sure that Stefan honored their deal and brought out a human girl whom he bit before letting her go. He also said that he hadn't compelled her to behave since a 'real ripper enjoys the hunt'. Stefan was unable to control himself and he killed the girl. A pleased Klaus then said that they could leave.

Stefan and Klaus find Ray

In The Birthday, Stefan and Klaus have tracked a werewolf named Ray Sutton for two months. When they found Ray, Klaus made Stefan torture him to tell them were his pack was. When they find out that Damon is on his way to find him, Stefan goes to stop him. Stefan came back and Klaus got the information they needed, giving Ray his blood and killing him so that he could become a hybrid.

In The Hybrid, Stefan helps out Klaus with making hybrids so he wouldn't be the only one of his kind.

In The End of the Affair, Klaus tells Stefan about the 1920s and how he had a relationship with Rebekah, Klaus' sister. Stefan used to look up to Klaus as his brother and best friend. But when a police officer with wooden bullets came in,

Klaus and Stefan in 1920s, in Chicago

Klaus and Rebekah had to leave because they knew who was coming after them, so Klaus compelled Stefan to forget them until he wanted him to remember. In 2010, Stefan finds a picture of Klaus and him from the 1920s and didn't remember being there with him. He only remembers him being the 'hybrid dick' who killed his girlfriend Elena. At the end of the episode Klaus made Stefan remember him and Rebekah.

In Disturbing Behavior, Klaus and Rebekah are trying to find where the necklace is. When Stefan talks to Rebekah about Mikael, Klaus comes in to say that Gloria has moved on, but to Klaus' surprise Rebekah and Stefan were having a deep discussion. Rebekah tells Klaus that Stefan is not with them so Klaus sees what he is hiding. When Stefan wakes up Klaus knows everything and he has brought Stefan back to Mystic Falls to make sure that Elena dies this time.

In The Reckoning, Klaus and Stefan are in Mystic Falls. Due to Stefan betraying Klaus, Klaus was breaking Stefan's neck all afternoon for his anger towards him. When Klaus gets a hold of Elena, he tells Stefan to kill the other people in the room, but Stefan doesn't want to so Klaus compelled him to attack them and he does. After he drinks their blood, Klaus gives Stefan a timer; if they don't find a way for Klaus to make hybrids in twenty minutes, Stefan will have to feed on Elena. When the timer hits 0:00, Stefan tries not to attack Elena and tells her to run. When Klaus catches Stefan he tells him to forgot his humanity. Stefan responds with no, pushing Klaus away. Klaus then angrily pushes Stefan against the wall, screaming at him to shut it off. When that didn't work, he compelled him to forget his humanity. Elena asked what Klaus had done, with him responding that Stefan is "fixed". Stefan attacks Elena, but Klaus stops him, realizing that the blood of the Petrova doppelgänger is the only way to make his hybrids. At the end of the episode, Stefan is still in Mystic Falls because Klaus gave him a mission to protect Elena. Stefan continues to protect Elena as he was told to do by Klaus.

In Homecoming, after Klaus kills Mikael, he gives Stefan back his freewill by removing the compulsion placed on him and Stefan responds by betraying Klaus and stealing the coffins containing the bodies of Klaus' family.

In The New Deal,

In The Ties That Bind,

In Bringing Out The Dead,

In Dangerous Liaisons,

In All My Children,

In Break On Through,

In The Murder of One,

In Heart of Darkness,

In Do Not Go Gentle,

In Before Sunset,

In The Departed,

In The Five, their friendship is still strained, but appears to be repairing as they decide to team up together during the episode due to their mutual interest to finding the cure.

In The Killer, they manage to find out where the sword is which would help them and then Klaus swears Stefan to secrecy as he got the sword they needed to unlock the cure. But this secret mission does not go well, when Stefan tells Damon about the cure, and by extension, many others also find out, to Klaus' dismay, meaning once again their friendship was tested and did not end at a good place.

In We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes, it seemed they still did not trust each other enough to be a team, mostly on Stefan's part. Stefan did not share Klaus' optimism for a good friendship between them. Klaus went some time believing Stefan was happy to work with him and there was no longer any animosity between them.

In My Brother's Keeper, Stefan assure Klaus nobody would find out about the cure keeping his own agenda from him.

In O Come, All Ye Faithful, Stefan did not trust Klaus with the sword and found that he broke in to his house to get the sword which he did not find. When he questioned Klaus, who had assumed to that point he had the complete trust of Stefan and their old friendship back, he found Klaus to be angry with what he did when he confessed so he declined to tell Klaus that his hybrids had turned against him as they were not sired anymore and had planned against him to ensure he is dead and buried. Stefan walked away from Klaus who had given Stefan the opportunity to tell him the truth about the hybrids betrayal, which Stefan did not, and Klaus knew Stefan had walked away from him expecting him to be dead by the end of the night.

As Klaus dealt with these betrayals, Stefan spoke with Caroline that night about how guilty he felt for turning away from Klaus and not even attempting to save his life, questioning why he thought he and everyone else was better than him when they were not. He finally acknowledged that this was because Klaus was alone, as Klaus had confessed to him that day, showing that Stefan no longer completely hate Klaus anymore, although it took Klaus some time to accept that he had betrayed him.

In After School Special, although they still had not spoken in this episode, it is still not known whether or not Stefan still agrees with his conclusion, but he teams up with Rebekah to find the cure instead, who he knows wants to use the cure to upset Klaus, meaning that perhaps he does not completely care for his former friend, an assumption until they speak again. Stefan had a run in with both Kol Mikaelson and Rebekah, and the two mentioned Klaus to Stefan, and later that night, as Stefan teams up with Rebekah, they both mentioned that they want to find the cure; as she wanted to get back at her older brother, and so did he.

In A View to a Kill, Klaus tries to get Stefan to help him daggered Kol because he has been push over the edge because of Slias.

In Down the Rabbit Hole, Stefan and Klaus did not interact, but Stefan did mentioned to Rebekah. Elena, and Caroline that Klaus is stuck in Elena's house, and can't go anywhere, so that means they can look for the hunter's sword.

In Pictures of You, Stefan and Klaus did not interact, however when Stefan was at the Prom, he did mentioned to Caroline that she has Klaus wrapped around her finger, since he gave a new dress.

In The Originals, Stefan and Klaus did not interact, but Katherine did informed Stefan and Damon that Klaus has left town for good, much to their surprised.

In Graduation, Klaus comes to the Mystic Falls Gang rescue and saves them from Aja's coven. He also gives Damon his blood as per Stefan's request.

In The Devil Inside, Stefan makes fun of Caroline in order to make her feel better about her and Klaus, and so he said that he have no idea what Klaus saw in her, he asks her in humor what was Klaus thinking.

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In Moonlight on the Bayou, they're reunited in St. James Infirmary with Stefan seeking safe haven from Rayna Cruz. They caught up with each other on recent events showing they been keep tabs on each other somewhat since they last saw each other. Klaus finds out Stefan is Rayna's latest prey fearful since he clearly recalls what how she nearly destroyed the French Quarter in the 20th century. Klaus sends Stefan out of the city, but changes his mind after a conversation with Caroline on Stefan's left behind cell phone. Klaus kills Rayna temporary and takes Stefan to Freya who Klaus assures him that she will help him.

Throughout The Originals Series

Season Three

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In A Streetcar Named Desire, Klaus introduces Stefan to Freya, who is instructed to magically conceal Stefan from Rayna Cruz. Freya is shown to be suspicious of Stefan since he's one of Klaus' few "friends." Later, Stefan joins the rescue mission for Elijah & Klaus who were captured by The Strix. He lures Rayna to their headquarters where she kills the majority of the Strix. However he's de-linked from Klaus' sire-line. He leaves at the end of the episode telling Klaus to take care of himself.


Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Klaus: "The only thing stronger than your craving for blood is your love for this one girl."
-- The Reckoning

Klaus: "Portland is fantastic. Once you get over all the whiny music and healthy-looking people it's literally a breeding ground for werewolves."
-- Homecoming

Klaus: "Let bygones be bygones, trust me. Resentment gets old."
Stefan: "You know what never get's old? Revenge."
-- Homecoming

Stefan: "You came."
Klaus: "I did. And for future reference one voicemail is just effective as nine. (to Elena) What's wrong, love?"
Stefan: "She has werewolf venom in her system. You know you're the only one that can heal her. Klaus, please."
Klaus: (smiles) "What would you have done if I were no longer here? Hm.. If you and your friends succeeded in ridding the world of me? Let's play that game for a moment..."
Stefan: "What the hell do you want from me?"
Klaus: "I don't want anything from you. (Walks To Elena's Bed) Oh! On the other hand, if you had told me a few hours ago, I wouldn't have cared a lick about her dying. But as it turns out, (Bites His Wrist) you may be of use to me after all.(Feeds Elena His Blood) Here we go."
-- The Rager

Klaus: "Looks like I'll have to beef up the hybrid security detail."
Stefan: "I was gonna take him but I figured you went through such trouble to truss him up in your red room of pain."
Klaus: "It's from the Inquisition. I thought it was a nice touch."
Stefan: "What'd you get out fo him?"
Klaus: "Not enough. He's mum about the Council fire and he's not saying anything about this greater evil we're all supposed to be shivering over. What brings you snooping?"
Stefan: "Well, I can't say it in front of him. As I'm sure you've figured out, our friend here can't be compelled."
Klaus: (To Connor) "You're full of mysteries, aren't you?"
Connor: "I told you, I don't know anything."
Klaus: "Thankfully, I know plenty. (To Stefan) Shall we? So, what's with the home invasion?"
Stefan: "Damon said you knew something about this guy. I should've figured you were up to something when you healed Elena from the werewolf poison without asking for anything in return."
Klaus: "I was feeling benevolent."
Stefan: "You're never benevolent. Who is this guy? What's the Five?"
Klaus: "So many questions."
Stefan: "It's a good thing I have nothing to do today, except get answers out of you."
Klaus: "Fine. You might be actually useful in persuading my sister to cooperate. The Brotherhood of the Five was a group of highly skilled vampire hunters. We crossed paths with them in the 12th century, Italy. My siblings and I had followed the Normans as they conquered the south. Eating, turning people as we went. But with the blood shed came exposure."
Stefan: "So, these hunters have been around for nine hundred years?"
Klaus: "Apparently. Though our friend in the other room is the first I've seen since then. Kinda makes you wonder what they've been up to all these years."
Stefan: "And Rebekah had a thing with one of them?"
Klaus: "Oh, she didn't just have a thing. She fell in love with him. He told her all his secrets, which I will gladly share with you, provided you do one thing for me."
Stefan: "And what's that?"
Klaus: "Get Rebekah over here. She's being stubborn and hateful. I, I need to make peace with her. I want her to give me some very important information about the hunter which she won't do unless she believes we've made up."
Stefan: "And what's in it for me?"
Klaus: "Just get her here and I'll tell you. Oh, and Stefan, trust me when I say this. That hunter in there holds the answer to all your prayers."
Stefan: "Well, I hope you got what you wanted out of her before you chased her off."
Klaus: "She never would've told me what I needed to know. But she'll tell you."
Stefan: "What do you need me to find out?"
Klaus: "The map is useless without the tool to decipher it."
Stefan: "The sword."
Klaus: "She knows where it is. And you're going to get her to tell you. You have a chance to save Elena from the very thing that's going to destroy her. You can call it a deal with the devil if you like. But you know you won't walk away from it."
Klaus: "I have a plane waiting. I'll get the sword. My hybrids will keep an eye on Connor. You put Rebekah somewhere no one will find her and make sure Jeremy forgets everything he heard today."
Stefan: "I'll take care of it."
Klaus: "No one must know about the cure, do you understand? Not Damon, not Elena, nobody. If this gets out, it could mean all our deaths. So if you tell anyone, I'll erase each and every memory from all of you."
Stefan: "I won't say anything."
Klaus: "It's just you and me in this, Stefan. Some secrets are stronger than family."
-- The Five

Stefan: "How the hell did Connor escape?"
Klaus: "I blame mind-numbing incompetence but pointing fingers isn't gonna help me, you're gonna help me."
Stefan: "Well, he could be anywhere now."
Klaus: "Think, Stefan. He took the hybrid's head, which means he wants werewolf toxin."
Stefan: "Which means he plans to stay in Mystic Falls to kill vampires."
Klaus: "Which is a pity. As I'm half the world away digging up a dead hunter, you'll have no access to my blood and therefore the antidote. Nevertheless, his tattoo is our only map to the cure, so your task is quite simple. Find him, catch him, and above all, keep him alive. He's no good to us dead."
Stefan: "Damon's been looking everywhere for him. If they cross paths..."
Klaus: "You need to keep Damon in check."
Stefan: "It'd be a lot easier if I could just tell him the truth."
Klaus: "You trust Damon with the cure? I imagine he prefers Elena the way she is."
Stefan: "Nice try, Klaus, but I trust Damon a hell of a lot more than I trust you."
Klaus: "And I trust no one, which is why my sister is lying daggered in a box. The more who find out about the cure, the more who will go after it. Nations have gone to war over less. You mark my words, tell one soul and I will throw the Hunter's Sword in the Mediterranean and we can end this quest right now. Am I understood?"
-- The Killer

Stefan: I don't wanna talk about it.
Klaus: I can't imagine why what with you ruining all my plans for a hybrid filled future.
Stefan: Well, it wouldn't have happened if you hadn't sworn me to secrecy.
Klaus: Well, life's full of 'ifs', Stefan. Let's accentuate the puzzle tape, shall we? The hunter was one of five. We'll find another. It may take centuries, but we've got nothing but time right?
Stefan: You're using your calm voice today. Who's getting killed?
Klaus: Not you, if that's what you're worried about. But I am concerned about your beloved, have the hallucinations started yet?
Stefan: What do you know about that?
Klaus: I'll tell you. Where are you?
Stefan: I'm at her house.
Klaus: How convenient. So am I. (Knocks On The Door)
Stefan: (Opens the door and goes outside)
Klaus: You know this would all be a lot more civilized if I was just invited inside.
Stefan: Then, I'm not outta here talking to you. What do you know?
Klaus: I killed the original five hunters, remember? When one kills a hunter, there's a bit of a consequence.
Stefan: What kind of consequence?
Klaus: The hunters were spelled by witches to kill vampires if you prevent one from fulfilling his destiny then they'll take you down with them.
Stefan: What do you mean? Connor's dead.
Klaus: I mean, Connor's death won't prevent him from making Elena his final vampire killed. She'll need to come with me, now. I'll lock her up. Keep her away from any sharp, wooden object.
Stefan: She's not going anywhere with you.
Klaus: If we leave her alone, she'll take her own life before the days are out.
Stefan: She's stronger than that.
Klaus: Is she? Believe me, it's for her own good.
-- We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes

Throughout The Originals Series

Season Three

Klaus: "Freya, this is Stefan Salvatore, an old friend. One of my trickle-down sirelings. Long story. Stefan, this is Freya, my brand-new older sister. Also a long story. Stefan needs a favor."
Freya: "You're an old friend, are you?"
Stefan: "Well, it kind of depends on your definition."
-- A Streetcar Named Desire


  • Both of them have had an abusive father, and were killed as mortals by their fathers; Stefan, along with Damon, was shot, and Klaus, along with his siblings, was stabbed in the heart with a sword. Both of them have also killed their abusive fathers.
  • They both had past with Katherine Pierce.
  • They have both had love interests in Petrova Doppelgängers. Klaus originally with Tatia, and Stefan with Katherine, and later Elena.
  • They were both linked in some way, as Klaus originated Stefan's bloodline. However, later, the sire-line was broken by Davina Claire.
  • They were both romantically involved with Caroline Forbes- Klaus slept with her once and was in love with her. Stefan had been dating Caroline on and off and he slept with her as well, and ultimately married her before tragically sacrificing his life that same day.
  • Klaus and Stefan both have love/hate relationships with their siblings despite always doing whatever it takes to save their siblings, something they mutually admire about each other secretly, even after both have tried to kill their siblings in some way.


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