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Elijah Mikaelson
Biographical information
  • 10th Century (age Unknown/1000+)
  • Undead
  • Historian
  • Hayley's protector (formerly)
  • Co-King of New Orleans (currently)
  • Eli (by Katherine)
  • Original Vampire
  • Male
Family information
Significant Others
Supernatural information
Significant sires
Significant kills
Cause of death
  • Stabbed through the heart (as a human)
Killed by
  • Mikael (as a human)
Played by
  • Daniel Gillies
First seen
Last seen
You might reside--somewhat parasitically, I might add--in another body, but I assure you, in nine hundred years, your tedious sentiments remain quite the same. You see, Finn, like father, you've always despised our supernatural existence. Father, of course, slaughtered and consumed his own whereas you became pretentious and dull...much like this meal. So you are wrong in that statement. Sophia and I never turned our backs on you, you turned your back on us.
Elijah to Finn in Mother and Son

Elijah Mikaelson is an Original Vampire and the deuteragonist of The Originals Fanfiction. He is the third eldest child to Esther and Mikael. He is the youngest sibling to Freya and Finn, the oldest sibling to Rebekah, Kol, half-sibling, Niklaus and adoptive sibling, Sophia. He is also the adoptive uncle and godfather of Danielle and maternal uncle to Hope Mikaelson. After Mikael's death, Elijah is the eldest Original alive. He is the most powerful being, second only to his half-brother, Niklaus.  

Before moving to New Orleans, he was in a romantic relationship with Katerina Petrova. He left her in order to find his brother's redemption and bring his family back together. When arriving in New Orleans, he meets Hayley Marshall and learns that she is pregnant with his brother's child so he takes on the role as her protector. After once again being daggered by Klaus and hidden by Marcel Gerard for three months, Sophia and Rebekah went on a mission to find him only to find out the truth to Klaus' actions. He was later freed due to Klaus' actions into saving Marcel. While trying to keep his family together, the plan failed due to Rebekah's secrets and betrayals to the family and later on, Neoma's resurrection resulting in Danielle's death caused a further wedge in the family. However, due to Rebekah's actions, he still defended her and tried to get through to Sophia as she was falling to the darkness. Towards the end of the first season, the Original Family, the vampires of the French Quarter and the Crescent Wolf Clan all worked together in the war against Neoma to which they won. Elijah was later reunited with his adoptive niece after she was brought back to life by her mother. Later, Elijah became Co-King and Danielle became the first Queen of New Orleans.

Elijah also had a connection to Serena Julia Vivian's family. It was revealed that Serena's family had been a part of a cult that worships Reapers and due to being close friends to Serena's parents, they put her in Elijah's care in order to protect her as she was chosen to be the sacrifice for the next Grim Reaper. Elijah became her legal guardian and after some time, he compelled her to forget about him and the truth to what happened to her parents that day the last time she saw them, then he put Serena up for adoption. After learning of her family's history, he respected her decision to become the new Grim Reaper.  

Months later, after being reunited with the resurrected Mikael, Esther and Finn, Elijah worked together with his family to put a stop to their plans. Elijah also show much concern for Sophia whom learned she was the two-thousand year old witch, Cecilia and was continually regaining memories of her past.

Elijah has is very close to his younger siblings: Klaus, Sophia and Rebekah but he has a very strong bond with his niece/goddaughter, Danielle. He works with her with their high positions in the French Quarter in order to keep a peaceful system between the supernatural creatures.

Elijah is a member of the Mikaelson Family.


10th Century

Elijah was the second born male and third child of Esther and Mikael.

Throughout The Originals Fanfiction

Season One

Over the course of my long life, I have come to believe we are bound forever to those with whom we share blood. And while we may not choose our family, that bond can be our greatest strength or our deepest regret. This unfortunate truth has haunted me for as long as I can recall.

Elijah about his family in Always and Forever


Elijah daggered.

At the end of Always and Forever, Elijah is seen daggered but his location is unknown.

In All You've Got, Rebekah and Sophia continue their search for their older brother. Klaus reveals that he handed Elijah over to Marcel. Sophia agrees to go on a date with Marcel so that she can find Elijah's wherebouts. However their date is interrupted when Rebekah threatens to kill Marcel if he doesn't tell them where Elijah is. Marcel takes Sophia and Rebekah to the church attic where they meet Davina, a young witch. She refuses to give Elijah back and throws Rebekah out the window with her magic then wipes Sophia's memory. Rebekah and Sophia return home and Rebekah begins to blame Klaus for putting Elijah in. Klaus and Rebekah will do whatever it takes to get Elijah back but Sophia looks worried.

In Tangled Up In Blue, his siblings come up with a plan to save him from Marcel. As their original plan failing, Klaus manages to get Elijah back due to him saving Marcel.  

In The Ultimate Game, Davina removes the dagger from Elijah to observe it and then puts it back in. Unknown to her once you remove it, the dagger's effect wears off and the Original will be able to move again after a few hours. Sophia finds Elijah in Davina's attic room and tries to find some way to get him out. A sleeping Elijah opens his eyes and Sophia finds herself in a dreamlike state. Elijah greets her from behind, happy to see her again. Elijah sends her into his memory of his days back in New Orleans so that they can properly communicate with each other and to make sure Davina is not playing mind games with him. In his memory, he's visiting an opera house. Elijah tells Sophia that due to Davina's removal of the dagger, the weapon lost its effect (it needs to be dipped in white oak ash to keep him down) on him and his body is slowly restoring. But instead of taking his sister's offer to help him flee Davina's attic, he proposes to try and talk to the young witch and win her for his side. In the meantime, Elijah wishes Sophia, Rebekah, and Niklaus to look after Hayley and her unborn baby. After making Sophia swear to keep this promise, he sends her out of the mind induced dream state. Rebekah leaves the attic afterwards. Later, Davina returns to the attic and opens Elijah's coffin to find him gone. While Matthias is walking in the woods, Elijah appears before him stating that its been a long time since they last saw each other. Elijah along with Matthias return to Davina's room, saying how its time that they had a talk.    

Elijah after drinking Davina's blood.

In Sinners and Saints, Elijah is shown to be hungry but is keeping it under control. Matthias watches him closely and Davina offers him some of her blood. Marcel comes in and tells her that he’s moving her tonight. Davina hid the fact that Elijah was awake and Matthias is there. After Marcel leaves she tells Elijah and Matthias that she isn't done talking to them yet. She also calls Marcel her family. She tells Elijah and Matthias about the harvest. If the Harvest isn't completed the witches will lose their powers and the only way to complete the harvest is to kill Davina, the final Harvest Girl. Davina is telling Elijah that no one but Sophie ever questioned the Harvest and the witches. She wishes some one would have fought for her like Sophie fought for her sister. She was connected to the earth to connect to their ancestors, the next to the water to heal the community, wind to carry them to their ancestors and back, and fire to purify. Their palms were cut for the blood sacrifice earlier but now they ended up getting their necks cut open. They were supposed to be put to sleep but instead they were all getting slaughtered. The vampires came and saved the girls. Marcel was unable to he was too late to save all of the girls. He then took Davina with him to protect her. Davina could feel her new power, she had all of the power that was supposed to be released to the earth.

Elijah fixes the violin for Davina and then there was an earthquake which was the cause of Davina’s magic getting out of hand. Elijah offers to help her if she lets him go. She thinks that Elijah is manipulating her and Elijah ensures her that it’s a deal not manipulation. Before she answers, Davina suddenly has a vision of Sophie, the witches, and unknown people surrounding Danille whom falls to the ground which causes Davina to believe to that they were trying to kill her. As Matthias holds her in his arms, she informs Elijah of this matter. Marcel returns to move Davina.  She leaves with Marcel but is getting some kind of magical surges. It was just an act to get her back to the room with Elijah. Marcel takes Davina back to her room and tucks her in bed. Elijah apologizes for her losing her family. He tells her he will fight for his family no matter what and she says she will fight the witches no matter what. Later while Marcel and Klaus are fighting, but Elijah comes in and stops it saying “If anyone is going to teach my brother a lesson it’s going to be me.”

Elijah happy to see his sisters.

Back at the mansion, Elijah is reunited with his younger sisters and Hayley. Rebekah runs and gives him a hug. Elijah kisses Sophia's forehead and then follows Hayley outside. She tells Elijah to not make promises that he can't keep. She leaves and Sophia tells Elijah about Danielle having nightmares of people dying and they're coming true. He goes to see his niece and she tells him of her nightmares. People are dying and everyone, everything, including her are covered in blood. The sky is red and there's a red moon. She also saw a young girl around her age, she's the one killing everyone. She was not able to see her face though. He promises Dani that he will not let anything happen to her.

Elijah then tells his siblings and Hayley that everything they were told by Sophie and the witches was a lie. The war between the witches and the vampires for control is in fact about family. Sophie wants to resurrect her niece by killing Davina and that makes her their most dangerous enemy. He is last seen confronting Sophie of why she wants his niece killed. Sophie tells him that Danielle will be death of them all.

Elijah looking through his mother's grimoire.

In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, Elijah is reading one of his mother's grimoires and tells Rebekah that the dead girl on the table is about forgiveness which can not be bought and that's what Klaus was trying at. He sees Danielle walk into the kitchen and follows her. He watches her making breakfast and tells her good morning. He sees that she is looking a lot better. He hopes that Klaus and Rebekah were on their best behavior and knows that Sophia was no trouble at all. She tells him that they were a big handful but her mom managed to keep them in check. Elijah smiles sympathetically as he pulls orange juice and milk out of the fridge, pours Dani a bowl of cereal, and then fills it with milk. He hands her the bowl of cereal. She thanks him and he kisses her forehead, happy that she's back to normal. He brings up that he's going to find out about how Danielle will bring death to all supernatural creatures. Rebekah then comes in and drags the dead girl behind, asking who they have to kill. Elijah responds: "Probably no one. Alright, potentially everyone".

Elijah joins Klaus and Rebekah in the living room and opens Esther's grimoire. Rebekah asks what he is doing with their mother's spellbook. He tells her that he promised Davina that he would share a few pages from his mother's grimoire in order to help her learn to control her magic, starting with a unlinking spell. Danielle volunteers to take the spells to Davina as she wants to help her and since she is a half witch. Elijah allows it and tells her to be careful. Elijah then orders Rebekah to babysit Hayley while he and Klaus go off in search of the Sophie, stating that the deal with her is null and void. While out in town, they find out from Sabine that Sophia and Sophie have been taken by Agnes whom is the true leader of the local witches and that they need her in order to complete the Harvest spell and keep their powers — not to mention, resurrect the slaughtered girls that were sacrificed as a part of it. Elijah and Klaus return to the Mikaelson Mansion and meet Thomas but also discover that Hayley is missing. Elijah and Thomas work together to find Hayley.

While out in the bayou, Elijah asks Thomas about his relationship to Hayley. He learns that Thomas and Hayley are friends and they met the woods during the first full moon after her transformation. He took her in after seeing how scared and shaken up she was. Elijah and Thomas soon find Hayley as she nearly stabs Elijah with a knife. She hugs both Elijah and Thomas then as she tries to tell Elijah something about the baby, she suddenly faints and Thomas catches her. Apparently Sophie was stabbed with a needle that can cause an abortion. Back at the Mikaelson Mansion, Elijah tries calling Klaus as Thomas takes care of Hayley. Thomas comes up with a plan then takes Hayley into the pool with him thinking that the water will cool her down. Elijah hopes that Davina can break the link. Not long after, Hayley starts to calm down and Elijah knows that Davina managed to do it. Sophie begs Elijah not to kill Agnes as she is the only access to the power they need to survive. He promises her he will not allow his brother to kill Agnes.

Elijah kills the men whom helped Agnes.

Elijah arrives at the church and Klaus is ready to rip her throat out when Elijah comes and stops him. Klaus is aggravated with Elijah’s leadership today. Elijah tells him they still need to find where Sophia is and he will give Klaus his forgiveness if he doesn't kill Agnes. They find out that Sophia was taken underground of the Lafayette Cemetery. Elijah calls Rebekah to inform her of Sophia's location. Elijah zooms over to one of the men who helped Agnes and rips his heart out, throws a second man up into the air, and does the same to a third as he rips out the man's heart. He turns to Klaus with a bloody heart in each hand, and drops them to the floor. He pulls out his pocket square to wipe his hands as Agnes stares in horror. Elijah swore that Klaus wouldn't kill Agnes, but never said he wouldn't. He says ”Nobody hurts my family and lives. No one.” and then kills her. 

Later, Elijah learns from Hayley of the events that happened in the bayou. Elijah confronts Klaus on the matter, actually believing that Klaus would use his own child to make hybrids. Klaus becomes upset when Elijah believed Hayley over him. Elijah tries to apologize but Klaus has had enough and is done with Elijah.

In Blast From the Past, Elijah learns of Klaus and Sophia's past life about Aria. He also meets Serena Julia Vivian.

In The War Begins, Elijah meets Brody Alexander Midnight and questions him about his actions. He learns that an Old One is coming is coming soon to New Orleans. Elijah then goes to confront Macklyn and Felix about their recent attackings. Apparently the dead bodies out in the bayou were warnings as someone is coming.

Later back at the Mikaelson Mansion, Elijah stops Klaus from daggering Rebekah. Klaus releases her and calls them both out for how they’ve treated him lately. Klaus is worried that Elijah’s growing friendship with Hayley will hurt his own relationship with his child. He doesn’t want his child loving Elijah more than him, calling him father and not Klaus. He tells Rebekah he isn’t happy with her because she to put him down by siding with Marcel, going against her own blood. He tells them both that he’s been truly trying this time to be a family and they betrayed him. Even though they keep telling him that it’s always him, that isn't true. He’s tried and they both made the mistakes this time. He is going to his live at his old home with Sophia and Danielle, and tells them they can stay there and rot for all he cares. He gives Elijah the dagger and makes Hayley come with him to the new home.

In At Least With Sorrow, Elijah arrives at the abbatoir to check on Hayley and finds her in the courtyard. When Sophia walks in, he is surprised and happy to see Katherine. After small talk, Sophia and Katherine quickly leave and Hayley questions Elijah on his relationship with Katherine. During the night, Elijah and Matthias go the Nightlife Party and eventually learn of Danielle's boyfriend's death. Julian was killed by Hayley as she wanted info on her family's history which he knew nothing about so she killed him. Elijah judges Hayley for her actions and returns to the party. He sits with Serena as they talk about his past and her parents. He then takes her to her mother's grave, revealing that she has been dead for nine years and that her father has been dead for almost ten years. He refuses to tell her how they died as she is better off not knowing what had happened to them because the reason is that death has always surrounded her family including she would fall even deeper into the dark world and never be able to escape it. The next day, as Katherine prepares to leave, Elijah hopes that they could have another chance. She refuses due to him always choosing Klaus but informs him if the time is ever right for them to be together, then it will happen. They kiss passionately and Katherine bids farewell, heading back to Mystic Falls.

Elijah learns of Danielle's death.

In Bring It On, Elijah learns from Thomas the truth of Hayley and Klaus' baby to how it will destroy everything. Elijah decides to keep this a secret from his family and tells Thomas not to say anything either. Thomas then reveals another shocking secret which is about Neoma. When Elijah returns to the Mikaelson home, he finds that Marcel and Davina have been attacked and his family including Hayley's whereabouts are unknown. When he rushes out to find them, he receives a call from Serena and hears that she is in a troubling situation. When he goes to help her, he is greeted by a dark hooded figure that he apparently knows. When Elijah is shocked to see this unknown figure, he is told Serena's time is coming and that he should go to the bayou. After the dark hooded figure disappears, Elijah tries to help Serena who is mumbling reaper. Hayley appears and tells Elijah that she will take care of Serena but to also be strong. He eventually finds out what Hayley meant after finding Rebekah in the bayou. Rebekah informs Elijah of Danielle's death. His eyes begin to glisten with tears and walks towards Rebekah to hug her.

Elijah attends Danielle's memorial with his siblings and gives a eulogy in Eclipse of the Heart. Later, he saves Serena from the black hooded figure and refuses to tell her anything about her past in order to protect her from the truth. He also helps search for Davina as she ran away due to Danielle's death and being used as a tool by everyone.

In Rise from the Grave, as Elijah helps Sophia with Davina's situation, he becomes worried of about his sister and tries to stray her from the darkness that she begins to release from within herself.

In The Recluse, Elijah and the others search for his siblings.

Sophia and Elijah

Elijah tries to help his siblings in Long Way Back from Hell. Arriving at the location, Elijah and the others split up to find his siblings. Elijah arrives in time and stabs Klaus with Papa Tunde's blade. He then tells Rebekah to run as he and Marcel will take care of Klaus and Dark Sophia. Later, he finds Rebekah with the resurrected Genevieve. Elijah asks her if she still conspires against her own family and blames her from destroying their happiness. Rebekah asks him if her feelings doesn't matter to him and questions him about Sophia's actions. As their argument continues, Klaus and Dark Sophia are not too far from them. The four siblings then prepare to fight.


Elijah plans a Mikaelson Ball in Moonlight Sonata.

Elijah returns to Mystic Falls with Sophia and Klaus in TO/TVD Special.

In Taking Charge,

In Fate,

In Parting Ways,


Elijah is not known for killing just for the fun of it like his younger half-brother, Niklaus. He’s quite capable of controlling himself. His polite, gentlemanly personality is what makes it easier for him to fit in with the humans in this town. Little do they know, Elijah does have a fair share of blood on his hands. He has murdered many, even if he doesn't brag or make a show of it, and can be quite ruthless if people set off his temper.

Physical Appearance


Elijah is a very sexy, attractive and handsome man. 5'11" in height and has a thin but muscular body. He has short brown hair which appeared to have darkened slightly in the fourth season, with hazel brown eyes. His facial features are angular - high cheekbones, a strong jawline, and a straight nose. Despite being centuries old, he appears to be in his late twenties or early thirties, somewhere between 27 - 30. He is older than his half brother Niklaus, but is younger than his brother Finn, making him the second oldest sibling of the family. Elijah is similar to his younger brother Kol in facial features, but resembles all of his siblings in a more general way.

Elijah in the present day is consistently well-dressed. His wardrobe typically consists of a dress jacket, dress shoes, dress pants, shirt and sometimes a tie. This continues his trend of dressing well throughout the centuries. As a human, he wore more simplistic clothing, along with the other males in his family. But ever since he and his family journeyed to Europe, it seems he upgraded his attire to clothing indicative of a nobleman. Elijah has also worn different hairstyles in keeping with the times.


"When it comes to my family, I am never going to let anyone hurt them."
—Elijah about his family in Sinners and Saints

Danielle Mikaelson

Elijah's adoptive niece and goddaughter.

Sophia Mikaelson

Sophia and Elijah

Elijah's adoptive sister. Elijah sees Sophia as a loyal and good person like him. She's one of the main people he can always count on and work together with in a difficult situation. They both share the importance and value of family. Elijah has mentioned that Sophia is his favorite sister. When Sophia finds out that Elijah had accused Klaus of planning to use the baby's blood to make more hybrids, she shut him out. After Danielle's death, Sophia begins to go down a dark path which worries Elijah because of what it will do to her. It was also revealed that Sophia was adopted by Esther. Elijah did not care if they did not share the same blood because she was still his sister, regardless of what anyone saids.

Niklaus Mikaelson

Klaus and Elijah

Elijah has the most difficult relationship with his younger brother, Niklaus. As Elijah tries to bring the family together, Niklaus just drifts further and further away from it. Elijah has always thought of Klaus as his brother even though they don't share the same father yet it always seemed to bother Niklaus. The relationship between the brothers became more strained after Klaus daggered Elijah and let Marcel keep him prisoner for 3 months. Elijah came to New Orleans to help Klaus find redemption and he thought maybe the baby would be that but now he's not so sure. Like Sophia, he still believes that he can find his brother's redemption.

Rebekah Mikaelson

Elijah and Rebekah

Rebekah is Elijah's younger sister. His relationship with her has been very dysfunctional. Elijah is in the habit of being very critical towards Rebekah due to her actions. After she requests him to give her the cure for the vampirism, Elijah agrees, provided that she go a whole day without her vampire abilities. However they were tricked by Silas with Klaus' help. After finding out that Klaus is going to be a father, Elijah asks her to follow Klaus and him to New Orleans. She refuses to follow Elijah and help him. Elijah is without a doubt the brother Rebekah respects most out of all her brothers. After 3 months of not hearing anything from Elijah she returns to New Orleans to find Elijah and make sure he's alright. Once she finds him, Elijah tells his sister to protect the wolf carrying Klaus' child, and once he gets home to the Mikaelson Mansion, he gets a warm welcome from Rebekah. Unlike Rebekah, Elijah believes that his brother can be redeemed. Elijah also is shown to be very protective of Rebekah, not letting anyone physically harm her.

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