Other than Katherine Pierce
, Klaus Mikaelson
was probably longest-lasting villain on The Vampire Diaries
. He was so unequivocally evil and twisted that it was almost a pleasure to watch him as he manipulated, tortured, and played with the residents of Mystic Falls
One of the reasons why Klaus was so popular with fans despite all the hurt he caused, was that he was just so charismatic. He was also incredibly compelling, as his backstory was far from happy, and his complicated relationship with his siblings even went on to spawn a whole new show. Klaus inflicted a lot of pain, but none more so than unto himself.
Here are the 5 Times We Felt Bad For Klaus (& 5 Times We Hated Him).