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Pairing: Alaric Saltzman/Elena Gilbert
Alternative name(s): Elaric
Gender category: het
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: rare
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The pairing of Alaric/Elena is a rarepair in The Vampire Diaries fandom.


Alaric became Elena's new history teacher in season 1. The two became allies after Alaric began dating Elena's aunt, Jenna and Elena discovered he was a vampire hunter. They grew very close, especially when they discovered that Alaric's "dead" wife, Isobel, was Elena's biological mother. When Jenna died, Alaric moved in with Elena and Jeremy and took the role as their new guardian. He also began teaching Elena to fight vampires. When Esther turned him into an Original vampire, Elena was heartbroken, and they shared a final hug. After his death, when Alaric's ghost returned, he protected Elena from Connor. Alaric came back from The Other Side in season 6 and he quickly returned to Elena's life, where she asked him to compel her memories of Damon away.


While the platonic, almost familial relationship between Alaric and Elena is far more popular in the TVD fandom, some fans like to explore a romantic side of this pairing[1] (even though some consider it their guilty pleasure[2]).

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  1. ^ "Ok, I know this might be too much to take for some of you. But for some reason I've always liked them together, I think that Alaric is way more than just a guardian to Elena." fanartist comment on Alaric/Elena manip, accessed February 27, 2015
  2. ^ comment on an Elaric fanvid, accessed February 27, 2015