About Caroline Forbes

♦ October 10, 1992 (Mystic Falls, Age 17/26

♦ By Damon Salvatore's blood on February 26, 2010 (transition initiated by Katherine)

♦ Undead

♦ Human (Originally)
Vampire (Niklaus' bloodline) (Broken)

Cause of death
♦ Suffocation (as a human)

Killed by
♦ Katherine Pierce (as a human)

Physical appearance
Played by
♦ Candice King
Mckenna Grace (Young/Child)
Jessica Merideth (Stunt Double)

Episode Count
♦ 150 (including 2 voice-only episodes)

First seen
♦ Pilot

Last seen
♦ I Was Feeling Epic

Caroline Elizabeth[1] Forbes is a vampire and one of the main female characters on The Vampire Diaries. Caroline is the daughter of William Forbes II and Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes, the wife of the late Stefan Salvatore and the sister-in-law of Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert. She is also the surrogate mother of Alaric and Jo's twin daughters Lizzie Saltzman and Josie Saltzman. Prior to her transition into a vampire, she was known for her insecurities, which caused her to be excessively competitive, mainly with Elena.

She has always had a strong bond with her childhood friends, Elena Gilbert and Bonnie Bennett. She became best friends with Stefan Salvatore after she became a vampire and he became her mentor. She is also close friends with her ex Matt Donovan whom she has known since childhood, and also with Niklaus Mikaelson.

Earlier in the series, Caroline begins dating Elena's ex-boyfriend, Matt, who encourages her to become more caring, kind, and selfless. In the Season One finale, Caroline was severely injured in a car wreck and suffered from internal bleeding.

Because Caroline's situation was looking pretty bleak, Bonnie and Elena agreed that Damon Salvatore should heal Caroline by feeding her his blood. Later, after Caroline's health had improved, Caroline was smothered to death in the hospital by Katherine Pierce, who was aware that Damon had healed Caroline, therefore knowingly turned her into a vampire. Katherine planned to use Caroline to her own advantage by manipulating her, threatening those she loved and eventually giving her to Klaus to kill in the sacrifice. Damon rescues her and Tyler Lockwood, however, and the deal made by Katherine is forfeited.

She attended Mystic Falls High School, where she was the captain of the cheerleading squad, honor student, head of the dance committees, Mystic Falls beautification committee, head of the recycling program, "Go Green" campaign, Miss Mystic Falls, and one of the most popular girls in the school. She later attended Whitmore College with Elena and Bonnie where she majored in drama.

Caroline's new vampire nature added difficulty to her relationship with Matt and this eventually causes them to break up despite their love for each other. Matt's friend, Tyler, fell for Caroline after she helped him with his first full moon after she witnessed him triggering the werewolf gene when he accidentally killed Sarah. After a while, she realized that she's in love with Tyler too, so they begin a romantic relationship which had ended for good in Monster's Ball. Klaus also falls for her, claiming he fancies her because she's beautiful, strong, full of light, "too smart to be seduced by him", and he enjoys her but in 500 Years of Solitude, Klaus returns to Mystic Falls to see the supposed death of Katherine. While he is in the woods with Caroline, he asked her to be honest about her feelings for him and that as soon as they are done with that conversation, he is going to walk away and never come back. They ended up having sex. Caroline was forced to see her best friend, Stefan die right in front of her. When he comes back to life, she is extremely happy but also sad because his older brother, Damon, who was also her ex-boyfriend, died to save Stefan.

Four months after the deaths of Bonnie and Damon, Caroline has dropped out of college and has been trying to find a way to get vampires back into Mystic Falls as an anti-magic bubble kept out all vampires as well as teaming up with Enzo in finding a way to bring Damon and Bonnie back to the living. Since Damon's death, she has also been out of touch with Stefan and later claims that he never said goodbye. She finally tracks down Stefan with the help of Enzo, and tries to convince him to come back home. Much to her dismay, he refuses, and their friendship becomes more strained and tense. Later on, Caroline agrees to help Stefan with Ivy's situation. When Damon returns, Stefan does everything he can to make up his poor behavior, but Caroline constantly gives him the cold shoulder. However, after learning about her mother's sickness, Caroline soon mends her friendship with Stefan and also unexpectedly kisses him. Soon after, Liz passes away in the hospital surrounded by Damon, Elena, Matt and Stefan.

After Stefan and Damon Salvatore, Caroline is the character that has appeared in the most episodes of all others.

Caroline is the last member of the Forbes Family, a member of the Saltzman Family - due to being the surrogate mother of Alaric and Jo's twin daughters; Lizzie and Josie and a member of the Salvatore Family due to being married to Stefan Salvatore.

Early History
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Baby Caroline

Caroline was born on October 10, 1992, to Bill and Elizabeth Forbes in Mystic Falls, Virginia. During her childhood Caroline befriended Elena Gilbert - daughter of Liz's best friend Miranda Sommers-Gilbert - and Bonnie Bennett. At some point, Elena tried to decide which of Caroline's traits were the most annoying; her control freakishness or her delusional positivity. Elena told Stefan that in the second grade Caroline had Elena help her build a Barbie castle.

During her childhood in the Forbes cabin, Caroline was insecure about ride her bike, as she did not know how to do it and was afraid to try without her mother's help. She fell off her bike and was leaning against a tree when Liz arrived, saying that she had band-aids, surgical gear, and a medevac enroute for an airlift. Caroline said that she was making fun of her. Liz applied her first aid and Caroline asked if she was going to die then Liz said that everyone dies eventually but she will live for a very long time. Caroline said that she would always need her, and then Liz hugged her. Caroline told Liz that she didn't want to learn to ride her bike, but Liz caused her to do it without her help, and Caroline finally learned to ride her bike alone.

On December 22, 2007, Caroline was fifteen years old and a freshman at Mystic Falls High School and was helping Mystic Falls for the Lighting of the Tree Ceremony. It was revealed that her parents were still together but it can be assumed that they were having issues in their marriage and Bill was also having an affair with a man named Steven by this time. She also got excited when Elena revealed that she was going to convince her parents to let Bonnie stay for the holidays as they've never spent an holiday apart from each other. However, her father left and divorced her mother after revealing that he was gay, and began a relationship with Steven, who also had a daughter.

On December 22, 2008, Caroline was a sophomore at Mystic Falls High School. Unseen onscreen at the time, during the events of Season One Caroline and her friends played a "secret Santa" game. Stefan Salvatore gave Caroline a key-ring snow globe of Mystic Falls, which disappointed her; she also gave Bonnie a gift.

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