Spoiler Alert! Don't check this article if you did not read the books yet, unless you don't care to get spoiled, of course. :)

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Hello Ladies and Gents,
I love tvd, the show and the books, and I thought it's a cool idea to show how some of the characters actually look like in the books, at least how I (kinda) imagine them.

So, let's start. :)

Elena

In the show:

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In the books:

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Elenas skin is pale and cool-toned, she actually has blue eyes and blonde hair. Her style is very casual. In the books she actually looks more like Caroline in the show.

Caroline

In the show:

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In the books:

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Her skin is tan/bronzy, her hair is brown and her eyes are green. Carolines is pretty tall and her style is sexy and girly.

Bonnie

In the show:

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In the books:

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Bonnie is small, her style is pretty basic, she is very pale, her eyes are brown and her hair a natural red. She basically is described as a typical "redhead". Her style is very basic and girly/cute.

Matt

In the show:

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In the books:

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Matt is tall, an athlete, his eyes are blue, his hair blonde and his style is simple and basic. I think they made a pretty good choice with Zach (the actor) for Matt. :)

Stefan

In the show:

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In the books:

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Stefan is 17, average height, his eyes are green and his hair is just described as "dark hair". His style is very casual, expensive brands, but simple, basic.

Damon

In the show:

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In the books:

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Blue eyes, dark hair, black clothes, in his 20, dangerous, mysterious, sarcastic and kind of evil, but not. They honestly made the perfect choice, I think. Ian looks the way Damon is described in the books and he did such an amazing job in playing him. The way Damon is in the show... he is exactly like that in the books, I tell ya. They did Damon the best. :)
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So, that's it. There are a few more characters in the show, that are in the books, but this took me so long already, so they can wait, haha. I hope you enjoyed this and I highly recommend the books if you love the show. They are different ofc, I mean the first book came out in the early 90s, so waaay before they made the show. Some characters from the show don't exist, some have different names, or look different, but that doesn't matter, cos they are soooo good. And I mean Klaus and Katherine are there, that alone is worth it, haha. <3 I hope you have beautiful day/night, bye. :) ♥