|Relationships:||Nadia Petrova (daughter)|
|Other:||Played by Nina Dobrev|
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Katherine Pierce, born as Katerina Petrova was third in the line of Petrova Doppelgangers (After Amara and Tatia). She was born in Bulgaria where at the age of seventeen she has a child out of wedlock (Nadia). For that her father banished her from his house and she traveled to England, where she met two brothers: Klaus and Elijah Mikaelson. Not wanting to be used in Klaus' magical ritual, she manipulated her way into being turned into a vampire.
The psychology of Katherine is beautiful and complicated, ugly and simple all at once. She always puts herself first because she had to; no one was ever going to help her out, and by the time she stumbled across some people who would have done that for her, she was too used to taking care of herself to surrender control in that way. Damon and Stefan, for all their brave talk, could not protect her when it came down to it, and in fact lost their lives in the process. So Katherine's Plan B and Plan C in 1864 kept her alive. Of course, that was at the expense of two human boys and 27 vampires she called friends, one of which, Pearl, she called her "best" friend. But with no hesitation (from her own mouth) she sacrificed all of them. No problem.
While no all fans likes Katherine, she was universally loved as a villain and/or as an antagonist.
Fanon and Common Tropes in Fanworks
- In All Human AUs she is often a twin sister or a cousin of Elena Gilbert so that their similar looks can be explained. She's often portrayed as a reckless party girl.
- Katerina - in fics that pair her with Elijah, she is almost always referred to as "Katerina", which is how Elijah (rarely anyone else on the show) calls her.
- Ding Dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? THE WICKED WITCH! by badboy_fangirl
- How Klaus and Elijah Shaped Katherine's Treatment of Damon and Stefan by lisal825, Do you think the way Elijah and Klaus treated Katerina informed how Katherine interacted with Stefan and Damon? This question struck me so much that I just had to do some more thinking on it, leading me to write this meta. Turns out there are TONS of parallels in the Elijah-Katerina-Klaus relationship and the Stefan-Katherine-Damon relationship. It's simply fascinating to me.
- Katherine by pollipo
- Katherine Pierce color pencil drawing by LekSsy
- Katherine Pierce by LekSsy
- Katherine Pierce s1 flashback by DavidDeb
- Human by KristinaOrtutova
- So cold by ThePrettyBrooke
- Carmen by xXWhisperOfDreamsXx
- Another Girl by Succubustheme
- "She is a maneater" by Bombonrosa (2010)
Archives and Communities
- Katherine Pierce works at Ao3
- Katherine Pierce (TV) works at ff.net
- Katherine Pierce (Books) works at ff.net
Links and Resources
- Ding Dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? THE WICKED WITCH! by badboy_fangirl, accessed April 4, 2015