The Vampire Diaries
ended in 2017, but fans of the show still can't get enough of their favorite characters. One, in particular, continues to make women swoon, The Damon-Elena-Stefan
love triangle remains one of the most epic of all time. The Vampire Diaries
isn't just about love, it's also a story of forgiveness and redemption, and perhaps no other character on the show personifies this than Damon
. A straight-up villain from the jump, Damon
evolves into a loving and supportive brother, boyfriend and friend. He suffers plenty of setbacks which just makes the audience root for him more.
Ian Somerhalder, who played Damon for 8 seasons from 2009-2017, is starring in another show about vampires, Netflix's V Wars. But TVD fans will always associate Somerhalder with Damon: the guy who finally gets the girl. Here are 10 things even diehard fans don't know about Damon Salvatore.