“I do believe in killing the messenger. Know why? Because it sends a message.”
Damon Salvator from Vampire diaries was played by the famous actor Ian Somerhalder. The character is nothing like a regular ‘nice guy.’ He does whatever he wants to, without giving a damn about the people who look at him with their ‘judgy little eyes.’ He goes around breaking hearts. He sheds blood without any thought. Yet, he has managed to rule the hearts of girls worldwide and is rapidly growing his empire with a fanbase that grows bigger every day.
Buckle up, Vampires, for we have a list of 7 reasons why he is universally loved, whether it is his friendship with Bonnie Bennett or his fury when he kills Kai. His relation with all the other characters like Caroline, Jeremy Gilbert, Matt Donovan, Sheriff Forbes, Alaric Saltzman, Stefan Salvator (played by our very hot Paul Wesley) is very interesting and worth watching.
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It is not because girls have a thing for ‘bad guys.’ It is also not because he is supernaturally gorgeous to look at. It is mainly because he is beneath that exterior of a crazy, impulsive vampire from the TV series, The Vampire Diaries.
It is the character’s complexity that makes us love him and hate him at the same time. The person he is on the inside is exactly what we look for in a man.
Damon Salvatore lives life like there is no tomorrow and also loves like there is no tomorrow. How could we possibly not fall for him? Stefan and Elena’s relationship was interesting as it made him jealous, and thus, he fell in love with Elena. How can we forget his love for Elena?
You may have loved him in ‘You’re Undead to Me,’ where he manages to contact Caroline, mentally, in different places like the Mystic Falls High School. It’s what made Caroline eventually come to the dungeon where Salvatore was locked in.
We came up with a list of reasons why we love this vampire, peppered with some iconic dialogues of the so-called bad guy. Read on!
1. His looks are swoon-worthy!
“You know you were dreaming about me, explains the drool.”
He has the perfect face and the perfect body. But it isn’t just his looks that make us fall in love with him. His overall personality can make any girl go weak in the knees. Just a stare from those penetrating eyes is enough. When he opens his mouth to deliver his super-witty one-liners, he shoots up the oomph levels.
2. He has an unparalleled sense of humor.
“Dear Diary, a chipmunk asked me my name today. I told him it was Joe. That lie will haunt me forever.”
He has delivered so many outstanding dialogues in TVD that it is possible just to lose count. No matter how tense the situation is, he almost always has a witty one-liner up his sleeve, no matter how big the fix is.
3. He puts up a complex front.
“I just have to say it once. You just need to hear it. I love you, Elena. And it is because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you, why you can’t know this. I don’t deserve you. But my brother does.”
And after he says these words, he makes sure that she forgets it just so that his confession wouldn’t be a cause of misery to her and Stefan Salvatore, who is his brother. This is a very selfless thing to do and not something that we would expect from a regular killer. This dialogue testifies that he has much more depth on the inside than one would perceive from how he usually behaves.
4. He is fiercely honest and practical.
“Don’t get me wrong, Stefan. I don’t mind being the bad guy. I’ll make all the life and death decisions, while you’re busy worrying about collateral damage. I’ll even let her hate me for it. But at the end of the day, I’ll be the one to keep her alive.” To brother Stefan.
The bond between Stefan and Damon cannot be compared to anyone else. He is willing to go out and actually get things done, no matter how big his sacrifice needs to be. With his dark past and the torture he has faced in his life, he has accepted to be the bad guy and hides away the kindness that lives inside him. But he loves everyone. Need I say more?
5. Even when he doesn’t show it, he really cares.
“When people are good they expect good and I don’t want to live up to anyone’s expectations.”
So he doesn’t show the ocean of love concealed in his gorgeous eyes very often, but he genuinely cares for Stefan, Alaric, Bonnie, and of course, Elena, in short, all his family members. When he reveals that, we can’t help falling in love with him. How many of you have seen him shirtless? We are sure you fell in love with him then.
“You have ten seconds before I go old fashioned on the new guy.”
This dialogue oozes with his badass attitude. Also, how can we forget how many times Damon killed Alaric and Jeremy on the show? The only thing that kept them alive was the Gilbert ring. He is also one of the most tortured characters on TVD, and even while he is being tortured painfully, it neither diminishes his courage nor his one-liners.
7. He is a quintessential romantic on the inside.
“You want a love that consumes you. You want passion. And adventure. And even a little danger.”
And he gives Elena all of that. She is the only person for whom he would fight against the world. Don’t we all want a lover like that? Hence, Elena and Damon were an iconic duo. Hell, our hearts broke every time he went through intense emotional pain because of the woman he loved. We feel for you, Damon Salvatore*wipes his tears*
Damon Salvatore played an important and intriguing role in all the amazing episodes in the prison world, with him and Bonnie stuck together. He played an excellent brother to Stefan and was possibly the best lover to Elena. Along with this, he is also a very good friend which tells a lot about his personality. All the viewers admired the friendship between Damon and Bonnie.
This is why girls fancy him, and guys are so very jealous of him. Why shouldn’t they be, after all? Those enticing eyes, that charming smile, the list of irresistible traits doesn’t end. Mr. Somerhalder, thank you so much for giving us girls, particularly the single ones, a reason to live *swoons*