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Mikael (Sebastian Roche)
We loved him because: He had a hand in creating the first-ever vampires by turning his children into vamps with the blood of the woman they loved. As the father of all the Originals but Klaus, he had been blamed for their mother's murder for centuries¿ until Rebekah learned that it was, in fact, Klaus who had killed their mom.
Feb. 21, 2013
We lost him because: Klaus staked him in the heart with the White Oak Stake when a Homecoming plot to kill Klaus went terribly wrong.