The Vampire Diaries is one of the most riveting teens supernatural drama on TV for a number of years. It’s brought millions of young people into the fold of CW network which has grown tremendously in a very short amount of time. The first season of Vampire Diaries was aired in 2006 which attracted over 3.5 million viewers, the follow-up seasons have averaged 2 million. It is developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Pec based on the best-selling book series of the same name by L.J Smith. The Vampire Diaries has won numerous awards including 4 People’s Choice and many Teen Choice awards.
It is a story set in Mystic falls, a town in Virginia, haunted by supernatural creatures such as Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, and Heretics. In 2015, the lead actress Nina Dobrev (who plays Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce) confirmed on her Instagram page that she is leaving the show after the sixth season, but she is all set to reappear in the 8th season (probably the last one) which would only have 16 episodes. Right now, she is resting in a casket as her life is tied to Bonnie Bennett.
Here’re seven different ways that Vampire Hunters can hunt and kill Vampires in The Vampire Diaries:
A Stake in the heart:
This is the oldest trick in the book which is actually most effective. Although, it’s very difficult to kill an Original with a stake through the heart. The Salvatore brothers tried it on Elijah, but he came back in no time. Klaus permanently killed his own father Mikael using a white oak stake.