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Daniel Mikaelson
  • Alive
  • Lord Daniel de Guise (alternate identity in the 11th century, as a noble)
  • The Vampire Prince (formerly)
  • Dan (by everyone)
  • Danny (by Rebekah Stefan, Lucien and Aurora)
  • Danny Boy (by Rebekah and Kol)
  • Vampire Boy, Baby Original, Antichrist, Beast Boy, Loathing Vampire (all by Damon)
  • The Cheetah (by Finn and Klaus)
  • The Reaper (formerly)
  • Abomination
  • Mutated Original, Mutated Freak (both by Marcel)
  • Guardian
  • Male
Family members
Significant spells
  • Setting fire to some wood
  • Healing Klaus
Significant sires
  • Aurelius (1002)
  • Selene de Martel (1002)
  • Many members of Vitale
Significant kills
  • Cassandra (first kill; 1st time)
  • Four unknown witches
  • Many unnamed members of the Travelers
  • Two unknown Vampires
  • Three unknown Werewolves
  • Many unnamed humans
  • Many people in Mystic Grill
  • Many vampires of Marcel's Army
  • Many werewolves with Moonlight Rings
  • Two unnamed members of the Strix
  • Emil Blankenship
  • Lawrence Howard
  • Four unknown Vampires
  • Many vampires of Vitale
  • Two unnamed witches
  • Oliva
  • Mia
  • Elizabeth
  • Phoebe Bennett (as a vampire)
  • Noah Salvatore (as a vampire)
  • Malik (as a vampire)
Cause of death
  • Stabbed through the heart (as a witch)
  • Staked with the White Oak Stake (as an Original; 1st time)
  • Injected with the Reaper Virus (as an Original; 2nd time)
  • Stabbed through the heart with Cassandra's Dagger (as a Mutated Original; 3rd time)
Killed by
  • Mikael (as a witch)
  • Jeremy Gilbert (as an Original; 1st time)
  • Himself (as an Original; 2nd time)
  • Cassandra (as a Mutated Original; 3rd time)
Played by
  • Ansel Elgort
  • Andrew Astor (young/child)
  • Steven R. McQueen (possessing Jeremy)
Episode Count
  • 42 (TVD)
  • 60 (TO)
  • 102 (total)
First seen
  • The Dinner Party (in Jeremy's body) (TVD)
  • The Last Dance (TVD)
  • Always and Forever (flashback) (TO)
Last seen
  • Moonlight on the Bayou (TVD)
  • The Feast of All Sinners (TO)

Daniel Mikaelson (Elder Futhark: ᛞᚨᚾᛁᛖᛚ ᛗᛁᚲᚨᛖᛚᛋᛟᚾ) is the co-protagonist of The Originals. He was formerly a major recurring and guest character in the third, fourth and fifth seasons of The Vampire Diaries, where he served as an antagonist and anti-hero.

Daniel is the seventh child of Mikael and Esther. He is the younger brother of Freya Mikaelson, Finn Mikaelson, Elijah Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, Rebekah Mikaelson, and the older brother of Henrik Mikaelson. Daniel is also the younger half-brother of Niklaus Mikaelson, and the uncle of an unnamed nephew and Hope Mikaelson.

Daniel is a member of the Mikaelson Family and an unnamed Witch Family.


In the flashbacks that show Daniel before being turned into a vampire, he is a caring and careless teenage boy. Unlike his siblings, he wasn't scared of his father. Daniel and Kol out of their siblings were the only ones to actually tap into their power aside from their oldest sister Freya.

Daniel was charming, witty, daring, intelligent and cunning. He carries himself with an air of supreme confidence and pure arrogance which was due in part to his vampire powers. Because of this, he was always sure of success in whatever he does, regardless of whatever obstacles are in his way, and fears no consequences.

On the rare occasions where he fails to get what he was after, he usually displays remarkable temper control, often viewing such happenings with amusement and curiosity rather than frustration. It takes a great personal attack or attack on someone he cares about, like family and friends to actually enrage him and when this happens, he immediately and sadistically unleashes his fury on the one responsible, all with a vicious smile on his face.

Daniel was completely unafraid of non-original vampires, werewolves and even witches, whom he treats with disdain and disinterest, despite their threats against him. Although, he did made an acceptation with Bonnie Bennett.

Despite his several flaws, Daniel was very loyal, cares about certain people, and even shows quite a bit of remorse for the mistakes he made. While at times ruthless, he is not actually malevolent, and was rather just and fair in his own way.

Daniel's personality changed dramatically, while on the Other Side, he had a tendency towards self-loathing and self-pity for his actions as an original vampire. When Bonnie dropped the veil to the Other Side and attack him, he chose not to fight back, telling her he deserve it. Despite this, he was willingly to help Alaric and Rebekah.

Daniel was brought back from the other side, he was once again an Original Vampire, though he had changed as a person from the experience of his death. He was still overcome with guilt over what he had done as an original vampire, even questioning why he was brought back.

After returning to New Orleans and being reunited with his siblings, Daniel's personality more or less returned. He admits that he hates every single part of being a vampire. He drinks from blood bags not from the vein, he seems to not be able to control his hunger when he smells blood. The sins he committed as an original vampire are constantly at the back of his mind, to a degree where he felt for that he did not deserve happiness or redemption, even destroying his daylight ring, justifying that he needed to continue living with his punishment.

Daniel was quite self-detrimental and was prone to long spells of doubt, depression and regret. The thought that he might someday be forgiven for his past and allowed to live on deeply affected him, causing him to latch on to it immediately. He became extremely caring, loving, helpful, understanding, honorable, noble, brave, courageous, altruistic, selfless, empathetic and compassionate. He did not like to see others suffering or in any kind of pain, whether it be physical, emotional, spiritual or mental. He was always willing to lend a helping hand when it was needed most and he will put the needs of others before his own. He was willing to kill people, if they cause any harm to others, unless they were not in control of their actions. After Marcel questioned him for his past actions, Daniel claimed he was a lost soul beyond redemption.

After transitioning into a Mutated Original Vampire, Daniel became somewhat cruel, unstable, sadistic, brutally honesty and had internalised anger with a radical change from his previous personality, adopting a less caring attitude and more hostile nature, doing what he feels is necessary regardless of the consequences, such as killing four of Marcel's vampires without remorse. Despite coming across as uncaring, he would fight to protect his friends and he would react with devastation if harm befell them.

Daniel stated that he took the potion that turned him into a Mutated Original Vampire, as he wanted to destroy the Beast due to his fear of the prophecy and any threats to his family. Following the five years after being betrayed by the Sisterhood of the Sun, Daniel was undesiccated by them and attempted to kill them for betraying him, but they explain that they did it to prevent him from destroying the Beast too soon. He process to calm down before forgiving them, but warns them that if they stop him again he will kill them.

After Daniel was brought back from the dead, he became a Guardian, though he had changed again as a person from the experience of his past actions and was overcome with extreme guilt over what he had done as the Reaper and helping the Hollow, even questioning why he was brought back again and feeling that his resurrection is a punish from a high power.

Daniel seeks to kill the Hollow for he believes himself to be responsible for helping her, going so far as to decline help from his family and friends. Daniel has begun using sarcasm and now throws around witty retorts, most notably at Klaus. However, it should be noted that Daniel continues to feel out of place and in a desperate need to prove himself.

Daniel continues to be a forgiving, loving and gentle person whenever he can. His current desire to undo his past sins and mistakes has compelled him to make a change, even going so far as to move away and leave his family behind.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Daniel possesses all the standard powers and abilities of an Original Vampire. As an Original Vampire, Daniel was stronger and faster than any non-original vampires, he is one of the most powerful supernatural beings in the TVD/TO universe, on par with his siblings, with the exception that Klaus is stronger and faster due to his werewolf side. It is unknown how Daniel would do in a fight against his siblings such as Freya or Finn.

Due to his long existence, Daniel has seen countless battles and is very experienced in battle. He has slaughtered vampires and werewolves, alike, most often by ripping out their hearts, ensuring immediate death. He also has an extremely high pain tolerance as he didn't even flinch when bitten by several werewolves and proceeded in killing them.

Daniel possessed all the standard powers and abilities of an Mutated Original Vampire but being only 1,000 plus years means he had superior strength and speed to both his family and Marcel, having the ability to shapeshift, control minds, manipulate memories, manipulate voices and a lethal bite. His own base vampirism amplified, which coupled with his excellent fighting skills makes him one of the most dangerous and deadliest beings thus far.

Daniel possess all the standard powers and abilities of a Guardian, having the ability to manipulate memories, psychic pain infliction, move objects with the mind, control the elements, divination, teleportation and flight.

Like his brothers, he was trained from a young age by his father Mikael who taught him how to fight with swords and bows, and how to protect himself.

His supernatural attributes aside, Daniel has a profound aptitude for deductive reasoning. Upon meeting a person, he will often "scan" them, using elements of their appearance to arrive at astonishingly accurate conclusions about their past or personality. He often uses his deductive reasoning to identify weaknesses of his opponents before he strikes them, only losing in fights when he is taken by surprise.


Daniel had the typical weaknesses of an Original Vampire.

Daniel had the typical weaknesses of an Mutated Original Vampire.

Daniel has the typical weaknesses of a Guardian.


Kol MikaelsonEdit

Kol is Daniel's older brother and his closest brother. They share a very positive and stable family relationship. Daniel is seemingly Kol's favorite sibling. He is closer to him and trust him more. Daniel is the person who knows seemingly Kol better than anyone else.

Niklaus MikaelsonEdit

Klaus is Daniel's maternal older half-brother. They are loyal to each other. Klaus has been conditioned over the years to take care of his little brother at all costs. They have never left each other's side and stood by one another through thick and thin.

Elijah MikaelsonEdit

Elijah is Daniel's older brother.

Rebekah MikaelsonEdit

Rebekah is Daniel's older sister.

Hayley Marshall-KennerEdit

Other RelationshipsEdit

  • Daniel and Finn (Brothers/Allies)
  • Daniel and Freya (Brother and Sister/Allies)
  • Daniel and Hope (Uncle and Niece)
  • Daniel and Marcel (Were Family/Former Allies/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Camille (Friends/Allies)
  • Daniel and Tristan (Former Allies/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Aurora (Former Allies/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Lucien (Former Allies/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Davina (Ex-Friends/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Alaric (Frenemies/Allies)
  • Daniel and Mikael (Father and Son/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Esther (Mother and Son/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Dahlia (Aunt and Nephew/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Jackson (Friends/Allies)
  • Daniel and Damon (Frenemies)
  • Daniel and Stefan (Frenemies)
  • Daniel and Elena (Frienemies)
  • Daniel and Sophie (Former Allies/Enemies)
  • Daniel and Bonnie (Frenemies)
  • Daniel and Katherine (Enemies)
  • Daniel and Aya (Enemies)
  • Daniel and Cassandra (Ex-Girlfriend/Allies)
  • Daniel and Aurelius (First Sired Vampire/Friends/Allies)
  • Daniel and Selene (Former Pupil/Friends/Allies)
  • Daniel and the Hollow (Former Allies/Enemies)


The Vampire DiariesEdit

Season 2

  • The Dinner Party (possessing Jeremy Gilbert)
  • The House Guest (possessing Jeremy Gilbert)
  • The Last Dance (possessing/unpossessed Jeremy Gilbert)
  • Klaus
  • The Last Day
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • As I Lay Dying

Season 3

  • The End of The Affair
  • Disturbing Behavior
  • The Reckoning (neutralized)
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Ordinary People
  • Homecoming
  • The New Deal
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • All My Children
  • Break On Through
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Do Not Go Gentle
  • Before Sunset
  • The Departed

Season 4

  • Growing Pains
  • The Rager
  • The Five
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • After School Special
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • A View To A Kill
  • Into the Wild
  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Stand By Me
  • Bring It On (death)
  • The Walking Dead (corporal ghost)
  • Graduation (corporal ghost)

Season 5

  • Resident Evil (ghost)
  • Home (resurrected)

Season 7

  • Moonlight on the Bayou

The OriginalsEdit

Season 1

  • Always and Forever (flashback)
  • House of the Rising Son (flashback)
  • Girl in New Orleans (flashback)
  • The River in Reverse (flashback)
  • Dance Back from the Grave (flashback)
  • Le Grand Guignol (flashback)
  • Farewell to Storyville (flashback as a child)
  • Moon Over Bourbon Street (archive footage)
  • A Closer Walk With Thee (flashback)
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • From a Cradle to a Grave

Season 2

  • Rebirth
  • Alive and Kicking
  • Every Mother's Son
  • Red Door
  • Wheel Inside the Wheel
  • Chasing the Devil’s Tail
  • The Brothers That Care Forgot
  • The Map of Moments
  • Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire
  • Brotherhood of the Damned
  • Sanctuary
  • The Devil is Damned
  • I Love You, Goodbye
  • They All Asked For You
  • Save My Soul
  • Exquisite Corpse
  • When the Levee Breaks
  • City Beneath The Sea
  • Fire with Fire
  • Ashes to Ashes

Season 3

  • For the Next Millennium
  • You Hung the Moon
  • I’ll See You in Hell or New Orleans
  • A Walk on the Wild Side
  • The Axeman's Letter
  • Beautiful Mistake
  • Out of the Easy
  • The Other Girl in New Orleans
  • Savior
  • A Ghost Along the Mississippi
  • Wild at Heart
  • Dead Angels
  • Heart Shaped Box
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • An Old Friend Calls
  • Alone with Everybody
  • Behind the Black Horizon
  • The Devil Comes Here and Sighs
  • No More Heartbreaks
  • Where Nothing Stays Buried
  • Give 'Em Hell Kid
  • The Bloody Crown

Season 4

  • Gather Up the Killers (body only)
  • No Quarter
  • Haunter of Ruins
  • Keepers of the House
  • I Hear You Knocking
  • Bag of Cobras
  • High Water and a Devil's Daughter
  • Voodoo in My Blood
  • Queen Death
  • Phantomesque
  • A Spirit Here That Won't Be Broken
  • Voodoo Child
  • The Feast of All Sinners