Ian Somerhalder on the streets of New York City
I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD. LOOK AT HIS FACE. I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD IF YOU HURT HIM KATHERINE. I WILL BREAK YOUR FUCKING FACE. HE LOVES YOU SO DEEPLY. I CANT WITH YOU ELIJAH. YOU FUCKING BREATHTAKING ANGEL YOU.
One of the best analyses of the DE scene in 4x10 that I’ve ever read- written by NobodyLeaves:
That ILY scene blew me away. To me, that simple, profound conversation went so much deeper than just Elena admitting she loves Damon. To me, it was Elena saying…
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Selflessness is one of Damon Salvatore’s most obvious character traits
50 moments that prove how selfless Damon is & that he is a hero & not the the bad brother.
1) He compels Jeremy for Elena in 1x07
2) He rescues Elena in 1x11
3) He compels Stefan’s snacks to stay quiet to protect him
4) He died trying to save Katherine in 1864
5) He saves Stefan in 1x17
6) He saves Caroline when Logan kidnaps her
7) He defends Elena to Isobel
8) He tries to be there for Jeremy after Anna’s killed (S1)
9) He tries to make things right with Bonnie in 1x22-2x01
10) He gives Caroline his blood to save her in 2x01
11) He takes a wooden arrow for Elena in 2x03
12) He lets Liz live and says she’s his friend 2x05
13) He defends Caroline to her mom in 2x05
14) He saves Elena in 2x08
15) He lets Elena go in 2x08 because he can’t be selfish with her.
16) He steps in front of Elena to protect her from Elijah (2x10) (He saves her from her suicide mission)
17) He stays with Rose until the very end 2x12
18) He helps Stefan to save Caroline in 2x13
19) He helps Bonnie to stay alive in 2x18
20) He doesn’t care whether Elena hates him or not if it means keeping her alive
21) He saves Tyler and Caroline in 2x20
22) He was bitten by Tyler trying to protect Caroline and Matt in 2x20
23) He hides the bite from Elena so she wouldn’t worry
24) He was willing to let Klaus kill him if it bought Elena one more month of her life after he fed Elena his blood
25) He kept his search for Stefan a secret from Elena so she wouldn’t get her hopes up in 3x01
26) He pimps out the woman he loves to another man in 3x01 – 3x09
27) He doesn’t tell Elena that Stefan killed Andie.
28) He keeps trying to save his brother even when he could have the girl.
29) Damon saves Elena and Alaric in 3x02
30) Damon rescues Elena after Klaus used her as a blood bag (3x05)
31) Damon compels Jeremy to save his life in 3x10
32) Damon tells Elena about Stefan before he kissed her (3x10)
33) He steps in to save Matt after Kol broke his hand.
34) Damon sacrifices himselffor Stefan and kills Abby (coin flip) (S3)
35) He tries to pull Stefan back from the edge with his bloodlust.
36) He saves Bonnie in 3x21.
37) He saves Rebekah in 3x22
38) Damon stays with Ric until the very end (S3)
39) Damon would have saved Elena first because he wanted her to grow up and have the life she wanted and he knew she deserved.
40) He stays in Mystic Falls to help Elena even after she chose Stefan.
41) He didn’t tell Elena they met first when he was about to die.
42) He wants to help Stefan find a cure for Elena even if he accepts her as a vampire and human.
43) Damon let Stefan go after Lexi told him it was what he needed, even if he needed his brother.
44) He pimps out the woman he loves to another man in S4
45) He asks Lexi to take care of his brother in 1864 even after Stefan forced Damon to become a vampire.
46) He stops Elena from killing Matt and tells her she shouldn’t be ashamed.
47) Damon wants to do the “right thing” by Stefan and Elena, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness. (4x08)
48) He sets Elena free (4x09)
49) He tries to find another way to get the cure instead of risking Jeremy’s humanity.
50) He stays with Jeremy to help and teach him.
“HE’S ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME WHEN I NEEDED HIM”