Damon/Caroline

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Pairing
Pairing: Caroline Forbes/Damon Salvatore
Alternative name(s): Daroline
Gender category: het
Fandom: TVD
Canonical?: in season 1 they dated while Caroline was under compulsion
Prevalence: minor
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Damon/Caroline is a minor, controversial pairing in The Vampire Diaries fandom.

Canon

Caroline meets Damon in season one and he compels her, to use her to get closer to Elena. He uses her for sex and as a source of blood, using compulsion to get rid of any resistance. After she became a vampire, she hated Damon for all that he did to her, but they managed to develop enough of a relationship to continue to work together towards common goals.

Fandom

The ship of Damon/Caroline remains a controversial amongst the fandom as a lot of fans consider the season one relationship as non-consensual, saying Damon raped Caroline[1]. A lot of the fans consider their past relationship as abusive and portray it as such in fanworks. A lot of fans also comment on Caroline's canon dislike and open hate for Damon[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] while others can't understand why she can't just move on.

After episode 6x15, where Damon gave eulogy for Liz Forbes, there have been an uptake in positive portrayals of the pairing.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Abusive/toxic relationship - Damon/Caroline is sometimes used as a past relationship in Caroline ships (such as Klaroline), less often in Damon pairings. Even in fics where Damon isn't shown as a bad guy, their relationship is far from perfect.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

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References

  1. proof of Damon raping Caroline Tumblr post, accessed March 6, 2015
  2. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  3. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  4. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  5. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  6. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  7. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  8. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  9. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  10. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  11. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  12. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015
  13. Tumblr post on why Caroline dislikes Damon, accessed March 6, 2015