|“||I'm tired of running. For the first time in my life, I'm going to stop running and start fighting.||”|
Katerina Petrova was one of the main characters from The Vampire Diaries and eventually became a major recurring character in the second season and third season of The Originals Fanfiction. She will later join Eternal Darkness.
During first half of the first season, Sophia had tried numerous times to get Katherine to come to New Orleans but she always refused to come. After Sophia's heart was broken by Marcel Gerard, Katherine paid Sophia a visit to cheer her up. She also told Sophia the truth of being forced to take the cure, she returned to being a human and is dying of old age. Sophia upset with Katherine hiding it from her, vowed to help her best friend escape from that fate. Later in the second half of the season, Sophia had gotten news from Bonnie Bennett that Katherine's condition and she was running out of time causing Sophia to return to Mystic Falls. Katherine was revived by Sophia's new element and soon learned that Qetsiyah was Sophia's biological mother. After Katherine learned a bit more of Sophia's past from Qetsiyah, she was forbidden to tell Sophia the truth as Qetsiyah placed a spell on her.
In the second season, Katherine moved to New Orleans and began attending college with Sophia and Aria. When learning that Sophia's memories of her past were returning to her, Katherine had repeatedly try to tell Sophia of Qetsiyah being her mother and other events but failed each time as she was bleeding from her nose, mouth, and gained bruises and cuts all due to Qetsiyah's spell.
Katherine has always had a strong friendship with Sophia due to Sophia always seeing the good in Katherine and never abandoning her. She fell in love with Elijah while she was still a human and has continued to love him for the past five hundred years. They were in a romantic relationship until he left her to join his brother in New Orleans. She is also best friends with Aria and is enemies with Eileen Remis whom she dislikes strongly but knows they share some similarities.
Katherine is a member of the Petrova Family.
1492Katerina Petrova was born into a wealthy Bulgarian family on June 5th 1473. In 1490, when she was about 16 or 17 years of age, Katerina became pregnant by an unknown man, and her family disowned her for the shameful birth of an illegitimate daughter. She carried the child to term, but seconds after her daughter's birth, Katerina's father took the child away, claiming it would be better for both of them to never see one another again. Katerina was devastated by this and was banished to England, where she quickly adjusted by becoming English. In 1492, she met Trevor, who introduced her to Elijah, who in turn introduced her to his younger brother, Niklaus and younger sister, Sophia. While spending time with the brothers and sister, she quickly fell for Elijah and was possibly in a relationship with him. She also became fast friends with Sophia. She was possibly attracted to Klaus until she found out what he was and what he wanted for her. He wanted to kill her so he could break the sun & moon curse and to do that you need a Petrova doppelganger, which Katherine was. Sophia told Katerina to run.
When Rose found out that Katerina had escaped from Klaus with the moonstone, she locked her in a room and told her that she would take her to Klaus as soon as the opportunity arose. Katherine tried to kill herself by stabbing herself but Rose fed Katherine her blood to heal her. Rose then walked outside the room to talk to Trevor while Katerina killed herself. Trevor asked why she did it and claimed he would have helped her live. Katerina responds by saying that he would have been able to help her run and that running was never going to be enough. Shortly after becoming a vampire, she returned to her family but only to find them killed by Klaus because of what Katerina had done by killing herself, so Klaus got revenge by killing her whole family. She was last seen weeping over her mother's dead body. She was reunited with Sophia whom stayed by her side.
Sometime during 1498, while Katherine was back in Bulgaria after escaping from Klaus, she began her search for her daughter in every village and cottage with the help of Sophia. They had no luck in finding her.
Throughout The Originals Fanfiction
Katherine makes her first appearance in The Ultimate Game. Sophia calls Katherine and tells her that she is waiting for her to come to New Orleans. She refuses to come with Klaus there but the actual reason is that she is human. Katherine does not tell Sophia the truth and instead tells her that she is sick, she digested vervain and it completely burns. Later on, Katherine calls Sophia and apologizes about earlier. She then promises that she'll come to visit and that they can go on a shopping spree while Sophia will tell her all about the new hot man in her life.
In At Least With Sorrow, Katherine arrives in New Orleans as a surprise visit for Sophia. Katherine got a phone call from Danielle whom told Katherine of what happened between Sophia and Marcel. Katherine decides to cheer Sophia up by giving her a girls day, just the two of them, and throwing her a party. While at the party, Katherine asks Sophia about her relationship with Marcel. After Marcel and Klaus arrive at the party, Katherine talks to Marcel and gives him her full support. She warns him to not let Sophia lose sight of love forever as she spends all her time worrying about everyone else.
Later, Katherine is caught in the act of her hair has starting turning gray and she's been eating junk food. She reveals the truth to Sophia about how she is back to being a human which greatly upsets Sophia as she didn't tell her sooner. Katherine did not want to worry Sophia and that Sophia should live her life without her. Katherine begins to cry as Sophia walks out after telling Katherine is she loses her, she is going to fall apart due to Sophia losing so many important people in her life. Later, Katherine is seen at the bar and Sophia approaches her. Sophia tells her that she is there for her but she still needs her in her life. The next day, Sophia and Elijah help Katherine putting her luggage in her car, ready to get back to Mystic Falls. Sophia lets Katherine know that she is her best friend, her sister, her everything. and is a big part of her life and would hate to lose her and Katherine feels the same way. Katherine goes to hug Elijah to thank him for always giving her a chance. He wants to give their relationship another chance but 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. Katherine bids farewell and returns to Mystic Falls.
Katherine once again returns to New Orleans in Moonlight Sonata. She surprised Sophia by arriving at her mansion, not letting her know she was coming. Katherine informs Sophia that she got an invitation to the Mikaelson Ball from Elijah and that he told her of Danielle's death as well as Sophia no longer being a vampire. Sophia didn't tell Katherine any of it because she's tired of losing people and was afraid to lose her too. Katherine reminds her that she is Katherine Pierce and a survivor. Katherine finds out from Sophia that she knows of her daughter and the Travelers from a call from Stefan. Katherine bickers back of calling Marcel and hearing from him of Sophia kissing him. Jayne and Bethany then jump into the conversation and after more bickering, Sophia runs out of the room with Katherine, Bethany, and Jayne to chase after her. During the ball, Katherine shares a dance with Elijah and reunites with Aria. She also finds out from Sophia that Aria had part in Danielle's death. Before the fight can go any further, Klaus grabs Sophia and Katherine, vamp speeding out of the building. The building explodes with few of the others still inside.
Katherine begins dying in TO/TVD Special.
Katherine learns more of Sophia's past in Parting Ways.
- "Many people call Katherine evil but to me...she has a big heart."
- —Sophia about Katherine
Some people say she's a mean and manipulative. She's a good actress. She acted like Elena Gilbert many times. Sometimes she can be good and let her humanity show. She is a miasma of sorrow hidden by centuries of bad behavior. Katherine is an independent and strong-willed woman. She relies only on herself and Sophia. People know she's a force to be reckoned with. While some may call Katherine evil, some think she's a pretty powerful woman and wouldn't mind her having on their side. She often shows her kinder and delicate side to Sophia but is still able to keep her bad girl image.
Physical AppearanceKatherine is an extraordinarily beautiful and seductive young woman: she has an oval face with fine bone structure, a wealth of brown curly hair, and almond-shaped, deep brown eyes with thick dark lashes. Katherine favors a curly hair style, Katherine often pairs a sensually cut outfit with heels, and Katherine tends to wear a lot of makeup.
Katherine's eyes seem to be a shade darker, having a smoky, shadowy appearance; Her mannerisms are more deliberate, almost as though she is performing for her audience - a skill that comes in handy when she wants to borrow the identity of the younger doppelgänger, Elena Gilbert. Even her speaking voice seems harsher, more cutting than Elena's.
Her tank tops are tight-fitting, and most have v-necklines and rouched chest details, making them very figure-flattering. She wears them in black, grey, blue, purple, and green. Katherine is always dressed in sexy black skinny pants and leggings. Katherine wears black leather and cotton jackets, the majority of which have rounded collars and puffed shoulders. She adds more sex appeal to her outfits by wearing suede and leather stiletto booties in black.
Whenever Katherine pretends to be Elena she dresses very similar to Elena's style and straightens her hair.
- "Nadia, letting my father rip you out of my arms, it was the biggest regret of my life. I should've fought harder, to keep you, but I didn't. So I spent the last 500 years, making sure that I'd never make that mistake again. I fought for everything, and in the process, I had a long, full life. And I got to know my beautiful daughter. You spent the last centuries searching for me, don't waste another minute on me. It's your turn to live."
- —Katherine to Nadia
Nadia is Katherine's daughter. Nadia had been searching for Katherine for 500 years and that it was very important for her to find Katherine. It was something that Nadia was looking forward to for so many centuries as she has so many questions for her. Katherine revealed to Nadia that she went back to Bulgaria but she wasn't able to find her. Now that they opened up to each other, the journey of their relationship is going to have its own road in a way. Nadia was looking for her mom to be the opposite and you can see from the entirety of the reveal when Nadia's testing Katherine, trying to figure out who she is and if all the rumors are true or if she's actually a different person. Nadia herself was wondering and imagining if she was capable of being a mother or her mother. Now that Katherine was very genuine with her and open, it gives Nadia the opportunity to see the real Katherine and it gives her hope that she can get to know her mother and to prove to herself that Katherine is a different person than what she's heard about.
- Main article: Katherine and Sophia
- "You're my best friend, my sister, my everything. Katerina, you are a big part of my life and I would hate to lose you. "
- —Sophia about Katherine
Sophia and Katerina's relationship is very strong and their bond is a everlasting bond which will not break. Sophia is one of the only people that Katherine can trust and depend on. When Katherine tells Sophia of becoming human, Sophia is hurt of Katherine keeping that secret from her for months and that she is ready to give up. Sophia quickly forgives Katherine and believes there will be a way to save her.
- Main article: Elijah and Katerina
Elijah and Katherine have a complicated past, and were romantically linked before he left her to go to New Orleans. When reunited in At Least With Sorrow, she rejects his offer of getting back together with him due to her getting deeply hurt when he left and as he always chooses Klaus. She admits that she still loves him and one day that they could get back together if it's possible.
- She is the first character from TVD to crossover into TOF.
- Just like Sophia, she is also a mother.
- Sophia is able to bring out Katherine's humanity.