We don't owe you anything! If staying in the Quarter means living under your rule I'd just as soon get the hell out!

Thierry Vanchure was a character who first appeared in the twentieth episode of the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries and in the first episode of the first season in The Originals. He was once a human living in the 1940s. Marcel found him near death in a war hospital and turned him into a vampire. He was a good musician and Marcel's closest friend and right-hand man. He was sentenced to 100 years in the Garden by Marcel for killing a fellow vampire after being tricked by Klaus. He later formed an alliance with Klaus' sister Rebekah, who wanted to take New Orleans from Klaus and Marcel, but was later killed by Elijah after rejoining with Marcel and attempting to disturb Klaus' peace.

Early History

In the 1940s, Marcel found Thierry Vanchure during World War II. Thierry was dying of a war wound outside a VA hospital. Marcel turned him soon after. He has been loyal to Marcel ever since and became Marcel's closest friend and right-hand man.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Season Four

In The Originals, Thierry first appeared as one of Marcel's inner circle members. When Marcel told Klaus that he was now king of New Orleans, and that Klaus was nothing anymore, Klaus retaliated by biting Thierry and infecting him with a hybrid bite as a show of power. Later, in line with Sophie's plan to overthrow Marcel, Klaus healed Thierry to try to gain Marcel's trust.

Throughout The Originals Series

Season One


Thierry is seen assisting Marcel alongside Diego throughout Always and Forever. Thierry is shown to be very loyal to Marcel, following all of his orders and doing his bidding. Klaus bites Thierry in a power struggle with Marcel, though Elijah later makes a deal with Marcel that Klaus will heal Thierry if Jane-Anne's body is returned to the witches.

In House of the Rising Son, Thierry is seen at the party alongside Marcel. He is seen feeding on different people at the party and eventually visits Marcel and Klaus after healing the people that were bitten. Thierry says they lost some of their nightwalkers. The next day, Thierry and Diego are seen helping with the situation created by Tina's and Josh's deaths, after ingesting vampire blood at their party. When Marcel kills Tina, he asks Thierry and Diego to dispose of Tina's body, which they do.

Thierry and Marcel talk.

In Tangled Up In Blue, Thierry is seen with Marcel who is getting ready for the party that night. Thierry assures Marcel that no one will come looking for Tina (who's dead), or Josh (who is a vampire now). Thierry then informs Marcel that the four nightwalkers he sent to look for the werewolf haven't come back yet, and no one has heard from them. He then suggests it was one of the Originals, which offends Klaus. Thierry voices his dislike of Klaus by bringing up the fact that Klaus has free reign of Marcel's home. Marcel then tries to calm them both down by assuring both of them that they are like family. Klaus then asked for Elijah back, on Rebekah's behalf, to which Thierry objects; he cites the fact that many nightwalkers think that Rebekah has killed their fellow vampires, which is making all of them nervous. Thierry's accusation angers Klaus, but Marcel comes in between them. Later in the episode, it is revealed by the witch Katie that they are both in love.

Thierry playing a trumpet at the stairs.

Back at Marcel's place, Thierry is seen playing a trumpet at the stairs, Marcel then orders Thierry to have some nightwalkers to come with him to the witches to send a message. He then arrives with a pack of nightwalkers and trash the place, Thierry then goes to where Katie works. He starts kissing her, and tells her Klaus convinced Marcel that the witches are making a move, he then breaks a few things and tells her that he loves and promises her that everything will be okay. Thierry then leaves the place, but once a nightwalker starts feeding from Katie, he starts by pushing him off, and then drives a stake 

Katie and Thierry.

through his heart. Thierry is then brought back to Marcel's place where he's having a small party, Diego then goes to Marcel and explain the situation, and once Marcel finds out he gets angry at him and wants to know his side of event. Thierry tries his best to explain why he had to kill the nightwalker and tells Marcel that he didn't mean to kill the nightwalker, and tells him that even after 70 years of friendship, he's still his friend and still loyal to him as he's always been. But then Josh appears and gives Marcel drawings of a spell to make daylight rings that Klaus secretly gave Josh to convince Marcel that Thierry has betrayed him.

Thierry inside The Garden to rot for the next 100 years.

Thierry denies it and tells Marcel that he's never seen that before, but Marcel doesn't believe him anymore and punishes Thierry by sentencing him to 100 years in The Garden. Then when Marcel and the nightwalkers escort Thierry outside, Katie appears and is using her Magic at Marcel and his nightwalkers to save Thierry. Marcel then tries to get close to her, but Katie using her magic on him, almost kills him. But the witch Davina gives him enough strength to be able resist it a little. Katie then hurts Marcel and is about stake him while Thierry tells her no, and then she is killed by Klaus. Thierry then rushes to her body and hugs her body. Thierry is then brought to The Garden, where he'll spend the next 100 years, like so many other vampires in there. Marcel then asked him if Katie was worth spending a 100 years in The Garden and Thierry replied and said "I loved her." Marcel then put a stake in him and told the man beside him to let Thierry rot in there.

In Girl in New Orleans, when Joshua talks about getting in Marcel's inner circle he mentions that there's a spot now that Thierry is gone, Diego gets angry and then claims that, Thierry didn't deserve to be sent to the Garden and said Marcel's just showing off for Klaus. Later when Marcel is angry at Diego for losing sight off Camille and Davina, he makes a comment if he's going to be send to the Garden with Thierry.

Marcel and Thierry talk about Klaus.

In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, Marcel realized that there was no one he could trust except for Thierry. He visited his old friend in the Garden where Thierry had been entombed by bricks. Marcel, having grown weary and suspicious of Klaus told Theirry that he wasn't there to punish him further, but to ask him about Klaus. After digging him out and giving him some blood to drink, Marcel told him he was willing to listen to him now about Klaus and asked Thierry to tell him about the night that caused him to be punished. Thierry explained in detail what had happened, believing that the nightwalker who he had killed, named Max, for attacking Katie had been compelled and reminded Marcel that the blueprints for a spell that had incriminated him were too conveniently found and presented. Thierry also tells Marcel that he believes that someone else other than Max, whom he killed, is compelled by Klaus and is working as a spy.

In Reigning Pain in New Orleans, Klaus reveals to his protégé, Marcel, that he framed Thierry in order to have his brother back and tells Marcel that Thierry can return if Marcel chooses to have him back.

Rebekah gives Thierry some blood from a bloodbag.

In The Casket Girls, Thierry has already gotten to know Rebekah Mikaelson, Klaus' sister, while she was exploring the Garden when Rebekah wanted to show Davina Claire what kind of man Marcel was. Davina was with Tim and Josh when Rebekah showed them Thierry, who was Marcel's most trusted friend. She explains that Thierry was tricked by Klaus and even though Marcel knows of this he lets his friend rot in the Garden, day after day. Later after Rebekah brought Davina home, she went back to the Garden and talked to Thierry. Rebekah explained to him that her brother has, for a thousand years, taken whatever he wanted regardless of the consequences. Rebekah then tells him that Marcel seems to allow it and her other brother seems to stand by his side no matter what. Thierry then asks her what she wants him to do about it, and she tells him she wants his help in taking New Orleans from her Marcel and her brothers. Now that they have Davina on the inside to help them, Thierry agrees with a smile.

Rebekah asks Thierry where Marcel might have hide with Davina.

In Après Moi, Le Déluge, after Davina started becoming ill and Marcel took her with him to hide from everyone until she got better, Rebekah went to the Garden to talk to Thierry. He's a little mad at Rebekah and says that her plan for Davina is failing. Rebekah then asks where Marcel might have hidden himself and Davina. Thierry won't tell her because he thinks she will just abandon him, like Marcel, but Rebekah tells him she is not abandoning him and promises to get him out of the Garden as soon as possible. Thierry then tells her to look for them at the docks.

Klaus reveals he's pardoned Thierry for his past crimes.

In Dance Back from the Grave, Thierry was released and pardoned for killing a fellow vampire by Klaus from the Garden and he was then reunited with his fellow vampire friends including Diego. Thierry then listens as Klaus talks about Davina's death and the witches being a problem and asks Diego to do a rousting in the Cauldron. It is Rebekah who convinced Klaus to pardon and release Thierry from the Garden as she knows that Thierry despises Klaus. Thierry later meets up with Rebekah and brings her to the docks. and he shows her a sacrificial drawing, which he admitted made his skin crawl. Thierry doesn't know what it is, but Rebekah does tells him that someone is copying it from a very powerful witch. Then out of nowhere Papa Tunde appears in front of them. Rebekah tries to attack him but he has already gained much power from his previous sacrifices and uses magic to disable her, Thierry then ran away because

Thierry and Rebekah is confronted by Papa Tunde.

he didn't want to become a victim. He then returns to the Abattoir and takes a few drinks when Elijah Mikaelson confronts Thierry about Rebekah's disappearance. Thierry didn't answer until Elijah threatened to tear him into pieces. He told Elijah that his sister told him to keep an eye on witch activity, He told Elijah about what he found and what happened to Rebekah once a witch showed up. Elijah was disappointed that Thierry left Rebekah like a coward, to which Thierry responded; "What was I suppose to do, fight some warlock that took out an Original?"

Thierry is threatened by Elijah.

Thierry then tells both Elijah and Hayley Marshall that it all happened in the docks in Warehouse 57. He then tells them he was only doing as she asked and tells them they can't tell Klaus about it. Elijah then throws him away and says he will take that in consideration. Later in an alley Rebekah attacks and confronts Thierry about leaving her at the docks while a warlock neutralized her. Thierry tries to defend his actions. Thierry tells her even tough they made a deal to take down Klaus, down the line it is every man for himself. Rebekah is angry with him and tells him she can't even ally herself with another vampire. Thierry's neck is then broken by Elijah. Back at the Abattoir, Thierry along with the rest of the vampires listens to Klaus' speech about standing beside him. Thierry is angry with Klaus and comes forth and tells him they don't owe him anything. Thierry then decides to leave and looks at Diego to join him, but he wouldn't. Thierry understood and then left with 30 vampires following him, leaving Klaus.

In Le Grand Guignol, Thierry was visited by both Marcel and Rebekah who ere on the run from Klaus and wanted Thierry's help to kill the three remaining witches so that Davina could be resurrected and they could hide forever. However, they only had one shot at this. Thierry was reluctant about helping them, and poured himself and Marcel a drink. Thierry says that not many go up against those odds to tell the story and asks if Marcel has. He then tells Thierry of the one time he met with the worst creators of all, Mikael. Thierry agreed to help them and arranged to meet with the three witches, but only two of them showed up to the meeting. Thierry asks where Sabine is, but Genevieve tells him that he gets to meet them only because of him being friends of the witches in the past. They asks why he brought them to the docks and Thierry says that Marcel and Rebekah are back and tells them to give him their lives as he's about to kill them. They use magic on him, until Marcel kills Bastianna Natale.

In Moon Over Bourbon Street, a month after Klaus and Elijah exiled Marcel from the French Quarter, he wanted to meet with Thierry on a roof where he watched over Davina. Thierry sees he's having problems with his witch friend and then asks him why Marcel wanted to meet. Marcel tells him that he came to meet with him to get him and his guys who walked out of Klaus to join him to form a little army while everyone is picking up sides and tells him a war is brewing. Marcel then asks if he's with him, to which Thierry responds that he was always good with words but it would take more to convince him to join. The next night Thierry meets with Marcel again, and Marcel tells Thierry that he's wrong when he told him he had nothing, as he has the same thing he had when he first rebuilt the city. "Everything to gain, nothing to lose" he tells Thierry, and says they will get allies and an army as he knows the vampires who left with Thierry have left New Orleans. They both then have decided to join the two of them against the world.

Thierry is remembered and cremated

In The Big UneasyThierry talks with Marcel about Klaus and his plans. The former has plans to find out what Klaus is hiding and reveal them to Elijah but Thierry doubts his plan will work as he has no help. Marcel explains how they will easily fall as they are already on the brink of a family feud. Thierry is once again not supporting Marcel until he hears Marcel remind him about how things only started rolling when Marcel turned him, with his music and the city for taking. Thierry trusts Marcel in getting back the old days. Later, Thierry tries to persuade Diego to join their rebellion but is denied as the former believes that he is on the winning side. Marcel decides to get more persuasive. After their plan succeeds in disrupting the witches' festival, Thierry is killed by Elijah as a lesson to Marcel not to disrupt the treaty. He is mourned by Marcel and the newly-joined members of the rebellion. Diego, the other vampires and Marcel promise that his death will be avenged and they will retake the city as they burned Thierry's body.


Little was known about Thierry's personality, but he was seen to be very loyal to Marcel, always helping him out with a task. He seems to respect Marcel, after staking the vampire knowing he had broken the rules and could potentially face death, he didn't attempt to run and took his punishment. He also demonstrated bravery, knowing two Original Vampires were in town, voicing his concerns to Marcel in front of Klaus. Thierry was also truthful and honest, revealing to Marcel that he was in love with a witch, despite the warring between their two species. He also seems to be forgiving, as he did not treat Marcel harshly for his imprisonment in the tomb. Also, he is intelligent enough to realize that there must be another mole within Marcel's camp. 

Thierry was mad at Marcel for not releasing him after Klaus has told him the truth that he tricked Thierry, he then makes an alliance with Klaus' sister Rebekah. They were plotting to take the French Quarter from Klaus and Marcel.

Physical Appearance

Thierry was a handsome vampire with dark hair and blue eyes. He was always seen with a cap on, except for certain occasions (ex. while in The Garden). He had an athletic build and a tall stature, wearing dark colored clothing.

Powers and Abilities

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


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


Marcel Gerard

Marcel and Thierry.

Main article: Marcel and Thierry

In the 1940's was the first time Marcel met Thierry, after being wounded from the war, Marcel saves his life and turned him into a Vampire, and Thierry stood by Marcel as his best friend and righthand man for over 70 years. Thierry is a great musician perfect at playing a trumpet which Marcel likes about him. Everytime Thierry got in conflict with Klaus, Marcel protected him. But once Marcel thought Thierry had betrayed him, he sentenced him to The Garden where he will rot for 100 years. Marcel later realized that the only person he fully trusted was Theirry. 

Rebekah Mikaelson

Thierry and Rebekah.

Main article: Rebekah and Thierry

After Marcel chooses Klaus over Rebekah, she found herself in The Garden and started becoming friendly to Thierry and they started to become allies in taking New Orleans from both Klaus and Marcel with Davina's help, Thierry smiles of the thought. When Davina was ill and Marcel had taken Davina away to hide her from Klaus until she would be fine, Rebekah asked Thierry of Marcel's hiding place and Thierry told her to look for them at the docks and told her not to forget about him, witch she wouldn't. When Klaus asked of how Rebekah was able to find Marcel and Davina, she responds and says she got her own little spies to.


Katie and Thierry

Thierry is shown to be in love with Katie, and she is in love with him as well, both of them have become involved in a relationship while their species are at war with each other. When a Werewolf wants to buy wolfsbane, Katie calls and informs Thierry about it and sends Nightwalkers at the Werewolf. When Marcel tells Thierry to go to the witches to send a message, Thierry goes to Katie and promises everything will be ok and tells her that he loves her. When Katie is attacked by a Nightwalker, Thierry kills him and he is sentenced to 100 years in The Garden. Katie tries to save him from the punishment by trying to kill Marcel and his people, but she's killed by Klaus and Thierry is shocked by her death and is sent to rot in The Garden for 100 years.


Thierry is seen to be good friends with Diego, when Josh makes a comment about Thierry's condition, Diego snaps at him, clearly angry for mentioning him. Afterwards, when Diego is with Marcel, he makes a snide comment towards him about throwing them in the Garden like Thierry. However, when Thierry wouldn't follow Klaus, Diego did not side with him. He only left Klaus to join Marcel after Thierry's death, affected by the loss of his friend.


  • Thierry is of French and old German origin, and the meaning is "Power is mighty" or "the ruler of the people".[1]
  • Vanchure is of unknown origin, but it's likely it's of French origin.


The Vampire Diaries

Season Four

The Originals

Season One

Season Two

Season Three


  • Thierry was Marcel's right hand man.
  • Thierry was bitten by Klaus in a show of power, but he was later healed with Klaus' blood.
  • Thierry can play the trumpet very well.
  • He was a Soldier in the 1940's, WWII lasted from 1939 to 1945 which puts him in the army around the same time as TVD's Enzo who was also a soldier in World War II and Stefan Salvatore whom we see in his uniform in flashbacks, In We'll Always Have Bourbon Street.
  • He was sent to a hospital in New Orleans where Marcel found him dying. Since his transition, he had been with Marcel ever since and was his right hand man and best friend for 70 years.
  • After breaking one of Marcel's rules, Thierry was "sentenced" to 100 years in The Garden.
  • In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, Marcel frees Thierry from the Garden, but can't fully pardon him until he knows everything. However, according to Marcel, if Thierry complies with Marcel's plans, he'll be out by Mardi Gras.
  • In The Casket Girls, Thierry allies himself with Rebekah Mikaelson to take back New Orleans from Klaus who tricked him and Marcel who betrayed him.
  • Thierry was released by Rebekah from The Garden, in Dance Back from the Grave.
  • According to Marcel, he was a lover of feisty women-vampires, witches and humans alike.
  • 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.
  • Thierry only ever made one record of his trumpet playing, which Marcel still owns and listens to even after his death, as shown in Rebirth.



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