Even though she later left the show and only came back for the final episode, Elena Gilbert
, played by the Canadian-Bulgarian
actress Nina Dobrev
, was an integral part of The Vampire Diaries
was the person who set the story in motion when she started dating the vampire Stefan Salvatore
and then fell for his older brother Damon
, all the while fighting various kinds of supernatural threats that endangered not only Elena
herself but also her friends and family.
Despite the fact that many fans didn't like her, there's no denying that without Elena, there'd be no show. But even though the show is now over, there are still some unanswered questions left about its main protagonist, Elena Gilbert.