|Relationships:|| Esther (mother), Mikael (father), |
Klaus Mikaelson (brother), Rebekah Mikaelson (sister), Kol Mikaelson (brother), Finn Mikaelson (brother), Henrik Mikaelson (brother), Freya Mikaelson (sister),
Hope Mikaelson (niece)
|Fandom:||The Vampire Diaries (TV), The Originals|
|Other:||Played by Daniel Gilles|
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Elijah was introduced in season 2 of TVD. He was conceived as a simple lackey before the writers of the show decided to make him a brother to the show's Big Bad, Klaus Mikaelson. He made a deal with Elena Gilbert, where he promised to keep her loved ones safe as long as she complied and participate in Klaus' Sun and Moon ritual. He then made an additional deal with her to kill Klaus at when he was the most vulnerable (right after the ritual was performed), only to go back on his word.
He was a reccurring character in seasons three and four of the show, before moving on to The Originals as a series regular.
Elijah is a very popular character in fandom. He is almost always portrayed as noble and family oriented. His close canon relationship with Klaus and Rebekah is refleted in fanfics. He's often shown as frustrated or exasperated with his siblings antics and though it's rarely stated out right, he also sometimes is portrayed as the father figure for his younger siblings (sometimes also in contrast to Mikael and his evil ways).
His impecable style and affinity for suits does not go unnoticed by the fans (to a point where Elijah side of the fandom had a minor meltdown when the character appeared shirtless in The Originals).
Fanon and Common Tropes in Fanworks
In All Human AUs, he is often portrayed as a lawyer (to accomodate his mannerisms).
- I will be the one to gaze on you (discreetly) by pleasebekidding. Damon/Alaric/Elijah “Damon,” Alaric said, when he could put words to it. “I think Elijah wants to fuck you.”
- History Repeating by Ark, Damon/Elijah, “Damon,” says Elijah calmly, in a low, library voice. “I'm afraid we have a problem.”
- the games we play by we_remain_together, Elijah/Klaus, It had been a fortnight since he and his brother had occasion to be alone together.
- now the story of an original family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them at the minimal level of sanity, or, Elijah Mikaelson: I Did Not Sign Up For This by dance_at_bougival, crackfic, elijah returns to mystic falls in order to slap some sense into klaus. also to make sure the monet isn’t hanging on the teal wall. mostly the latter.
- Daniel/Elijah pencil drawing by Sabriiistrash
- Chibi Elijah by ShadowDark1
- Lil Elijah by inuyashagirl82
- Sexy Back by HookedOnHaylijah
- Dream Chasers by GracounetteProductions
- Sail by Lucy'sHeart
- I Look Incredible by RainbowInTheDark07
- Did It On Em by RainbowInTheDark07
- Counting Stars by Nat Salvatore, Hayley/Elijah vid
- remember me by Olya Infinity, Elijah/Elena vid
- Gone Gone Gone by ShatteredxDesires, Elijah/Rebekah vid