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Why Does Elena Look Different In Season 8?
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 7 saw the heroes reconstructing without Elena. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) battled heartbreak and relied on his fractious yet intimate bond with Bonnie (Kat Graham). Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice King) began their romance, which was hampered by Caroline’s duty as a surrogate mother to Alaric’s (Matt Davis) young twins.
Damon plotted a vendetta against his mother Lily (guest star Annie Wersching), who abandoned her sons to care for a dangerous brood of vampire-witches dubbed the Heretics. Valerie (guest actor Elizabeth Blackmore) had adored Stefan since their romantic rendezvous in the former century. Lily’s mistakes led to her untimely death and put Mystic Falls in the sights of vampire hunter Rayna Cruz (guest actress Leslie-Anne Huff).
Rayna targeted Stefan, leaving Caroline to start over with Alaric. Damon enlisted the Armory, a secretive organization with family ties to Enzo, to defeat Rayna (Michael Malarkey). Bonnie’s life was in danger because of Armory’s hidden objective. Damon and Enzo had to enter the Armory’s mysterious vault to solve the crisis, where they encountered evil.
Elena Salvatore (née Gilbert) starred in The Vampire Diaries. in the start, Elena is a Petrova doppelgänger. In Season 3, she becomes a vampire despite not wanting to. She takes the Cure to become human in I’d Leave My Happy Home For You.
Elena’s adoptive parents, Miranda and Grayson Gilbert perished in a vehicle accident when she was 17. Her life altered as she and her friends became entangled in the magical world and faced tremendous supernatural opponents.
Elena’s a star student. She was brilliant, kind, caring, and friendly. She’s a damsel in distress.
Elena’s best pals are Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Matt Donovan, and Damon Salvatore. Her late brother-in-law/ex-boyfriend Stefan Salvatore was a good buddy. Her actions and ideas are impacted by her on-and-off relationships with the Salvatore brothers and Katerina Petrova.
In Season 1, Elena was still grieving her parents’ deaths when she met Stefan Salvatore. Elena loves Stefan. Elena soon discovers Stefan and Damon are vampires. She learns about Katherine Pierce, who turned the Salvatore brothers into vampires in 1864 and resembled Elena. Elena realizes she was adopted by John Gilbert, her “uncle,” and Isobel Flemming, Alaric’s wife.
In Season 2, Elena finds she is Katherine’s Doppelgänger, explaining their look. Klaus, an Original Vampire, wants to sacrifice her to break a curse. Elena and her pals can’t prevent the sacrifice. John, Elena’s biological father, died to keep her alive. Klaus turned Elena’s aunt Jenna into a vampire, leaving only Jeremy alive.
Damon told Elizabeth to switch off her humanity after Jeremy’s death in Season 4 to soothe her anguish. Rarely do vampires create a sire link with their turner according to how powerful their human feelings were. After a short while, Damon and Matt helped her restore her humanity.
Katherine possess Elena’s body during Season 5 to avoid the Cure’s consequences. When Katherine died, she infected Elena’s body with a dangerous infection, but this was eventually cured. It took Elena’s friends a time to discover Katherine’s lie.
She and Damon briefly reunited late in the season. Damon, Elena, and Caroline devised a plot to bring Stefan and others back from The Other Side using a spell the Travelers had used to get back their leader, Markos. Elena and her friends were grieved by their impending deaths when the enchantment was interrupted before Damon could pass through the Anchor, Bonnie.
In Season 6, Elena abused medications to hallucinate Damon after his death. These medications increased her bloodlust, so she erased her memories of loving Damon.
After losing their memories, she saw him as the selfish and egotistical killer of her brother. When Damon returned, she decided to give him another chance. She starts dating him again after seeing him try to rescue Bonnie from prison. She subsequently takes Bonnie’s prison cure in hopes of having a family and a future with Damon.
Kai interrupts Jo and Alaric’s wedding and sleep-links Elena to Bonnie. She lets Bonnie live till it’s her turn. She says farewell to her friends and family but knows she’ll see Damon, Stefan, and Caroline again.
Elena grew up in the Gilbert family home at 2104 Maple Street. During the fourth season, she went to the Salvatore Boarding House after her brother joined The Five and developed an insatiable need to kill vampires. Elena burnt the Gilbert house after Jeremy’s death. She then lived at the Salvatore Boarding House for a few months before heading to Whitmore College.
She was a cheerleader, honor student, and popular student at Mystic Falls High from Seasons 1 to 4. Elena wants to be a writer and keeps a diary of her life. The adoptive mother gave ten-year-old Elena her first diary. In Season 5, she attended Whitmore College; in Season 6, she enrolled in pre-med to become a doctor.
Elena would have slept till Bonnie died because Kai Parker put her to sleep. Bonnie woke her up, and she rejoined her friends. Elena said goodbye to Stefan before marrying Damon. Elena became a doctor before dying at old age and reunited with her adopted parents, Grayson and Miranda, aunt Jenna, and biological father, John.
Elena is the last surviving Petrova and Gilbert.
Elena has an oval face, light olive complexion, almond-shaped brown eyes, and long dark brown hair. She’s 5’6″ (168 cm) tall and slim/athletic. Elena’s ancestor, Katerina Petrova, regularly poses as Elena to mislead others. Even though Elena and Katherine look the same, they have different styles and personalities.
Elena as a human
Elena’s fashion taste is informal, sporty, and “girl next door”; she doesn’t wear much makeup or favor fashionable attire until attending a formal function. Elena wears dark blue jeans, t-shirts, and Converse. Elena wears stylish clothes on special occasions. Katherine’s style is high-maintenance, pricey, and stylish.
Elena wears her hair straight with a center part, which Katherine dislikes, while Katherine wears hers curly. Katherine straightens her hair to impersonate Elena. As a human, Elena wore a necklace of vervain, which is Esther’s unbreakable talisman. Stefan gave it to her to protect her from compulsion.
Elena, a newly-turned vampire, wears a lapis lazuli daylight ring fashioned by Bonnie. Elena wears skirts and boots instead of jeans and t-shirts. Elena wears more jewelry now that she can accessorize. In season 4, Elena wears more jewelry. She looks more womanly after abandoning her humanity. She curls her red-streaked hair. She wears belts and skirts. Katherine removed Elena’s red streaks.
Elena as Katherine
Elena impersonates Katherine in American Gothic. She’s briefly fooled Elijah by changing her style. Elena swaps her comfortable boots for high heels and denim jacket for leather and takes Katherine’s glittering earrings, bracelets, and watch. Rebekah says Elena uses “sluttier” eye shadow and eyeliner to pass as Katherine. Elena and Katherine look the same, yet their personalities, mannerisms, style, and makeup distinguish them.
Elena wears more tight jeans, low-heeled boots, combat boots, sleeveless blouses, leather jackets, short skirts and ultra-short shorts, dresses, cosmetics, and jewelry in Season 5.
After becoming human in Season 6, she stops curling her hair and goes back straight. Elena wears a floral-print dress, combat boots, and a red turtleneck to Stefan’s memorial in Season 8.