Vampire Diaries: 5 Ways Klaus Mikaelson Was the Best Antihero (& 5 Ways Damon Salvatore Was)

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals both had a central character who was the more flawed brother in a brother-duo.  Damon and Klaus represented the brother who was less noble, empathetic, and heroic. However, a good antihero isn't necessarily a villain, but a flawed character who viewers still root for and want to succeed. Fans may not agree with their actions, but can understand them. At times, the antihero has moments where they seem like the good guy, but these moments aren't consistent.

There are many parallels between Damon and Klaus. They both have a brother who doesn't give up on them, despite being pushed away and tormented. Yet, for all of their similarities, which one is the best antihero?

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