had a passionate and all-consuming romance with Damon Salvatore
in The Vampire Diaries
initially arrives in Mystic Falls
's boyfriend Stefan
's older, antagonistic brother. Elena
gradually falls in love with Damon
and the two finally reunite in the series finale "I Was Feeling Epic."
Damon and Elena's romance was passionate but problematic. The older Salvatore committed countless awful acts that hurt Elena and her loved ones. Elena may have loved Damon but, looking back, perhaps she should have been with someone else instead...