|“||There's a third option. I grew up in a warzone. My parents thought they could protect me. But, in the end, they were slaughtered, and I spent my childhood alone and unloved. I made a promise, to my baby, and to myself, that she would not grow up like I did. That she would grow up safe, and loved. And yet, here she is, on her first day in this world...a war just ended but I know its not over yet...I feel that something is coming. I know what I have to do because I'm the one who loves her the most...I think the only thing to do is...to send her away.||”|
Before the series began, it was revealed that Hayley was pregnant with Klaus' baby from their one night stand. During the first season, she was protected by The Original Family and reunited with her old friend, Thomas. She also seeked answers to who her family was and discovered that they had been cursed to only stay in their werewolf forms; she then vowed to break it which she was finally able to with the help of Alice Thorne. She later found of that her child would destroy Klaus and still had not said anything to Klaus about the matter. After giving birth to her daughter, Hayley and Klaus decided to send Hope away with Rebekah in order to keep her safe.
At the start of the second season, Hayley struggled with grief of having to give up her daughter.
Hayley is a member of Labonair Family.
Hayley was adopted by another family so she doesn't know who she got the werewolf gene from. She triggered the gene when she was drunk on a boat trip and accidentally killed someone. She transformed for the first time in her adoptive parents' living room; after wreaking havoc on their house they kicked her out. Hayley has been on her own since then, occasionally joining up with wolf packs but never staying anywhere long. She was later helped by Thomas who took care of her and helped her with her transformation as a werewolf. She has a mark on her back which looks like a crescent moon which she had assumed was just a birthmark and thought nothing more of it. However, when Klaus sees it, he reveals that he has only seen it on a handful of others born from a specific bloodline of werewolves, who belong to a clan which once thrived throughout what is now called Louisiana.
Throughout The Series
Hayley is described as tough as nails and also very protective. She can be somewhat of a tomboy, in that she doesn't buy into the usual expectations held for teenage girls: she scoffs at high school pretenses, doesn't seem to get on well with other girls, and holds her own against her male counterparts. Hayley is impulsive and tends to speak before she thinks, which can get her into trouble. She is a highly skilled manipulator with extremely questionable morals, she has proven she is willing to do anything to get what she wants, even at the expense of others' lives. Still, she does seem to value the ties of friendship, though highly selectively, and her desire to find her biological family suggests an inner vulnerability that she often covers up with provocative remarks and behavior. She doesn't allow for anybody to get in her way.
Hayley is a beautiful female werewolf with light olive skin, hazel green eyes, and dark brown hair. Her hair is shoulder length and is usually worn loose, sometimes with a headband. She is tall with an athletic figure. She is described as "wildly sexy" and "gorgeous". On her right shoulder there lies what seems to be a birthmark made of two small opposite facing triangles.
Her style is natural and relaxed, favoring an earthy color palette with plaid and floral prints. Often she pairs soft, feminine pieces such as fashionable dresses and skirts with leather or denim, such as belts, boots, or jeans. She has been seen to wear many accessories such as large, dangle earrings, long pendants, necklaces and a variety of rings. She has not yet been seen in her wolf form. Hayley also has a small tattoo on her right wrist.
At special events, she will dress in very nice and elegant outfits, with the occasional touch of jewelry.
Thomas is Hayley's best friend. They first met during the first full moon after her transformation as a werewolf. He took her and cared for her. During the years they have known each other, they formed a bond that is unbreakable and very strong. She goes to him whenever she needs help.
- Main article: Hayley and Hope
Hope Mikaelson: Hayley's daughter and only child. During her pregnancy, she was willing to fight to protect her baby as she slowly began to care for it. At first, she wanted nothing to do with the baby and wanted to get an abortion so that she could get away from Klaus and spare the baby of having him for a father. As months went by, she prepared herself to become a mother and her love for her baby grew. She is as far as willing to sacrifice her own life in order for her daughter to live. After giving birth to her daughter, Hayley and Klaus decided to send Hope away with Rebekah in order to keep her safe. Hayley had been separated from Hope for months and she had struggled with that.
Niklaus Mikaelson: The relationship between Klaus and Hayley can be described as complicated. They hooked up on a one-night-stand, and Hayley ended up pregnant. When Klaus first found this out, he didn't care about Hayley or the baby but he eventually grew to wanting the child. Sophie explains to Klaus that she has the gift to sense a pregnancy. Sophie looked at Hayley, and sensed it was Klaus' child mentioning that nature had found a loophole because while Klaus was a vampire, he was born a werewolf. Upon hearing the baby's heartbeat, Klaus is visibly shocked by this and leaves Hayley behind. Elijah later manages to convince Klaus that his and Hayley's child could be their family's one chance at redemption. Klaus, seemingly now on board with the idea, replies that every king needs an heir.
Elijah Mikaelson: Elijah and Hayley became fast friends and she trusts him as well as cares for him. He is very protective of her and her unborn baby. She could have possibly had a small crush on her because of his kind personality. However, she has shown more interest in Thomas and Jackson.
Rebekah Mikaelson: Rebekah and Hayley are friends, as well as allies with each other. Rebekah took a liking to Hayley as soon as she met her. They have a lot of similarities and came to trust each other. They both feel quite protective due to having difficult and intense families.
Sophia Zariah Mikaelson: As they are not friends, they have a mutual understanding. After Sophia learns she is not adopted, she has lost sight of who she is. Both Sophia and Hayley understand one another as they try to find out who they really are and where they truly belong in the world.
Danielle Asia Mikaelson: Hayley is most disliked by Danielle because of Hayley killing Dani's human boyfriend. But when Danielle ended up on the Other Side after her death, she learned that Julian has found peace so she manages to forgive Hayley. During the second season, Danielle and Hayley grow a bit closer.