- Why I like them
There are so many different ways I could answer this, but let’s err on the side of brevity and say that he’s the most interesting character on TVD. And, at the risk of sounding like I’m exaggerating, he is actually the most interesting character I’ve ever seen in fiction. I know that a huge part of my affection for him comes from a place of startling over-identification. Stefan is me. He is all these ugly bits of myself laid out for me to see. He is everything I am but more (because everything is heightened when you become a vampire).
- Why I don’t
Sometimes knowing that you relate to a serial killer can be a little worrying? That aside, it is sometimes really hard to love this character and not just because fandom dismisses him. It’s hard to love him because the writers dismiss him as well.
- Favorite episode (scene if movie)
I CANNOT CHOOSE. But I have narrows it down to: Let the Right One In (1x17), Under Control (1x18), Miss Mystic Falls (1x19), The Dinner Party (2x15), As I Lay Dying (2x22), Birthday (3x01), The Reckoning (3x05), Ordinary People (3x08), and Our Town (3x11).
- Favorite season/movie
Ugh, I do not like this question. First and second are not really ~about Stefan. He gets singular arcs where he gets to speak and move forward and develop, but I still don’t really think I could declare either the BEST SEASON for Stefan. Third season should have been his season but the writers made sure the ruin that. As it stands, third season is very brilliant in theory and absolutely terrible in execution.
- Favorite line
“I’m a ripper. A ripper doesn’t stop.”
- Favorite outfit
Nudity suits him pretty well, right?
I live for Stefan/Bonnie and Stefan/Caroline bromance. Please let fourth season give him more time to bond with both of them.
- Head Canon
Stefan Salvatore does not have a switch.
- Unpopular opinion
Among the general fandom: Stefan Salvatore is the most interesting character on this entire damn show.
Among the Stefan fandom: Stefan Salvatore does not have good intentions or a pure heart. Stefan Salvatore is a possibly sociopathic serial killer and taxidermist.
- A wish
Oh, god, I know better than to wish at this point with TVD. I want Stefan to get a character arc. A real one. I want him to accept that his life a pattern of abuse cycles where he moves from one abuser to the next and thinks their abuse is love. I want him to look at how he submits to others, partly because he’s terrified of what he would do if he were to let himself make his own decisions. I want him to be miserable throughout the entire season, torn between wanting to submit to Elena and wanting to submit to Damon. I want him to get scenes with Bonnie and Caroline and Jeremy and Tyler and Katherine and Matt and Rebekah. I want him to exist outside of the ‘Good Brother’ role that the writers seem to love pushing him into. I want Damon’s moderation plan to end in a bloody mess because there is no way Stefan can fix all his blood addiction problems in one episode. I want him to love Elena no matter what she is and to hate her for doing the same to him.
- An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen
see: episodes 3x12-3x22
- 5 words to best describe them
blood blood blood blood damon
- My nickname for them
my darling boy