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The Canon Characterization of Stefan & Elena’s Romance

An overwiew on how Stefan and Elena being meant to be “the true epic love story of the show” was conveyed in the writing:


“Stefan is your soulmate” (Caroline to Elena – 4×07)
“How can you stand being here while your girlfriend sits at home, worrying about her doppelganger soulmate?” (Silas to Damon – 5×06)


“We met and we talked and it was epic” (Elena to Stefan – 1×02)
“Stefan is your epic love” (Caroline to Elena – 3×20)
“You and her… epic!” (Caroline to Stefan – 4×07)
“I thought Elena was your epic love, Stefan” (Rebekah to Stefan – 4×10)
“She will always be an epic love” (Lexi to Stefan – 4×23)
“Look who couldn’t resist an epic romance!” (Elena to Stefan – 2×22)


“She’s the love of my life. I’d go back to her in a heart beat.” (Stefan – 4×23)
“What if Elena was “the one”? – She was.” (Stefan to Lexi – 4×23)
“Do you really think he could leave town so you can live happily ever after with the love of his life?” (Silas to Damon – 5×01)
“There’s still a connection between you two. Maybe, deep down, you know that he was your one true love and breaking up with him was a big mistake.” (Katherine to Elena – 5×03)
“Silas had his true love, and Stefan has Elena.” (Tessa to Damon – 5×03)
“That kind of love, it can change your whole life.” (Stefan – 5×14)
“Do you think you’ll ever love anyone like you loved that girl?” (Rebekah to Stefan – 3×05)
“You’d never look at me the way you look at Elena, would you?” (Kat to Stefan – 5×10)
“They are being drawn together because of a spell I cast 1500 years ago. I had no idea where they were, and it turns out the best way to get people to go searching for each other is the promise of true love.” (Markos – 5×18)


“Century after century, I watched versions of Stefan and Elena find each other, like magnets, always the same story—conquering all, falling in love. Destiny has been trying to get the doppelgängers together forever.” (Tessa – 5×03)
“You and I are the same, Damon… the obstacle standing between two fates.” (Tessa – 5×03)
“She told me a very interesting little story about the history of doppelgängers, how they’re fated to fall in love with each other.” (Damon to Elena – 5×03)
“How is it cosmically possible to get into two accidents on the same bridge?” – “I don’t know. Maybe it was fate?” (Stefan & Elena – 5×04)
“Well, if it isn’t Stefan’s fated love! Come on in. Who am I to stand in the way of destiny?” (Tessa to Elena – 5×06)
“Do you not notice the universe trying to mirror my love for Amara by bringing our doppelgängers together?” (Silas to Damon – 5×06)
“I don’t know if you know this, but our doppelgänger stars are fated to be together. So, like it or not, you’re going to end up with somebody who looks like me. Although the universe seems to have all of its eggs in the Elena basket.” (Kat to Stefan – 5×08)
“The prophecy says that you two are fated to be together. You’re supposed to be together.” (Damon to Elena – 5×18)
“I thought the doppelgängers were like fated soul mates, or something” (Maria, traveller – 5×21)


“But, you know, the life that we had, that was amazing too, and it wasn’t a spell or a prophecy. It was real. We fell in love on our own.” (Stefan to Elena – 5×18)
“I met a girl, we talked, it was epic, then the sun came up and reality set in. Well this is reality, right here.” (Stefan to Elena – 1×02)
“Elena is warm and she’s kind and she’s caring and she’s selfless … And it’s real. And honestly, when I’m around her, I completely forget what I am.” (Stefan – 1×08)
“When it’s real, you can’t walk away” (Lexi to Elena – 1×08)
“Elena and I have history. Memories, laughs, ups and downs. It’s a real relationship.” (Silas as Stefan – 4×09)


“Stefan’s love is pure. He will always be good for her.” (Rose – 3×19)
“I was coming back for you, Stefan. No matter what happens, it’s the best choice I ever made.” (Elena to Stefan – 4×01)
“When you and I were together, every single atom in my body told me that it was the right thing. That we were the perfect fit.” (Stefan to Elena – 5×14)
“You were the perfect boyfriend” (Elena to Stefan – 5×04)
“That’s what makes you her better option. I mean, personally, I think she’s wasting her time with Damon.” (Klaus to Stefan – 3×21)
“They look so cute together.” (Caroline – 1×04)
“Stefan’s pretty vanilla, but apparently that’s Elena’s favorite flavor.” (Enzo – 5×18)


“Now this is fascinating. I’ve never seen this before. The only thing stronger than your craving for blood is your love for this one girl.” (Klaus to Stefan – 3×05)
“I envy that. You and Elena. I envy the love you have.” (Rebekah to Stefan – 4×04)
“Crazy or not, that kind of love never dies” (Klaus – 3×11)
“All I see is Stefan and Elena” (Klaus – 4×12)



“I want you to know that I will always be here for you.” (Stefan to Elena – 1×08)
“I love Stefan. It’s always gonna be Stefan.” (Elena to Damon – 2×01)
“It’s you and me, Stefan. Always.” (Elena to Stefan – 2×05)
“I will always protect Elena” (Stefan – 2×19)
“I know you love Stefan. And it will always be Stefan.” (Damon to Elena – 2×22)
“You know, you can hate it all you want, but Elena needs me. I’ll always protect her.” (Stefan to Alaric – 3×06)
“I never stopped loving you.” (Elena to Stefan – 3×18)
“I love you. I will always love you.” (Stefan to Elena – 3×18)
“I get it. It’s always gonna be Stefan.” (Damon to Elena – 3×22)
“I will always love her.” (Stefan to Damon – 4×05)
“I’ll always love you, Elena.” – “I will always love you, too.” (Stefan & Elena – 5×18)


“If it were my choice, I’d want to be with you forever.” (Stefan to Elena – 2×20)
“And I’ll be with you. Forever.” (Elena to Stefan – 4×01)
“It’s you and me, ok? We’re in this together, forever.” – “Which is forever forever, now. Not metaphorical forever.” (Stefan and Elena – 4×04 unaired)
“It’s like I knew that he would never stop loving me.” (Elena to Matt – 3×16)


“We have history together” (Elena to Stefan – 1×01)
“I came back to this town to start a life with you, we can’t forget to live it.” (Stefan to Elena – 2×02)
“Do you ever think about us? What our future will be like? Our memories?” (Elena to Stefan – 2×14)
“Part of me wishes that she and I can have an eternity together.” (Stefan to Rebekah – 4×04)
“If it meant that I got to be with her, have children, grow old with her… if it meant that we’d die together, be buried together… then yes, I’d take the cure. (Stefan to Rebekah – 4×04)
“You know how much I’ve always wanted a human life with you.” (Stefan to Elena – 4×14)
“It was a spell, showing us what we wanted to see. It was the life that we never could have had. But it still felt… amazing.” (Elena to Stefan – 5×18)
“It was paradise, actually. I saw a perfect life. Stefan and I were married, and we had kids. It was everything that we wanted.” (Elena – 5×18)
“I imagined her one day starting a family, living her life to the fullest. I’m sure you two can appreciate that.” (Enzo – 5×19)


“You were saving my life. And I was saving yours.” (Stefan to Elena – 1×17)
“I’m not gonna let this happen to you. Stefan, I’m not gonna give up on you, I believe in you!” (Elena to Stefan – 1×19)
“I can’t think of a better reason to die.” (Stefan to Damon – 2×08)
“I love you, Stefan. Hold on to that. Never let that go.” (Elena to Stefan – 3×01)
“He would never give up on me. I’m not gonna give up on him.” (Elena to Damon – 3×02)
“I can’t give up on you, Stefan.” (Elena – 3×03)
“You love her. You’d do anything for her, and you have.” (Gloria to Stefan – 3×04)
“Yeah, that’s right Stefan. Because you love me. You’ll fight, because after everything we’ve been through, you owe me that!” (Elena to Stefan – 3×05)
“You’re right. I owe you everything. Because through all of this, you are the one thing that has kept me from giving up, from turning it all off.” (Stefan to Elena – 3×05)
“Stefan… I love you. Fight, Stefan. Don’t give up.” (Elena – 3×05)
“I haven’t given up, Stefan. I still have hope. But there is nothing I can do until you get yours back. You can break through this. Fight for it.” (Elena to Stefan – 3×08)
“I remember when I compelled him to feed on Elena. He fought so hard, he actually managed to resist. Now, that’s love.” (Klaus – 4×12)
“Listen, I was in the exact same situation that you are in right now. My emotions were off, I wasn’t me. And you refused to accept that. You didn’t give up on me. You didn’t stop until you pull me back.” (Stefan to Elena – 4×18)
“Even after everything I put you through, you never gave up on me.” (Elena to Stefan – 4×23)
“Stay with me, Stefan. I know this is torture, but stay with me. Your humanity is the one thing that makes you who you are. Don’t let go. Please, Stefan. For me.” (Elena to Stefan – 5×01)
“I stuck with him, even when he lost his humanity. After he left a trail of bodies from Florida to Virginia, I fought for him.” (Elena – 6×02)


  1. Damon, Klaus, Caroline, Rebekah, Gloria, Silas, Tessa, Lexi, Enzo, etc & etc all have the same things to say about Stefan & Elena theirs is an epic love, a pure love, a love that will last forever. Stefan’s love for Elena is stronger than even his bloodlust is. Please writers these are your own words from seasons 1 thru 5 let season 6 be the one when Elena remembers her love for Stefan. And bring the two back together, marry and be the strength the others draw from. Please let them be the constant we as viewers all hang on to. Without it we lose interest and that’s what kills series!!!!!

  2. Seriously all said & done . Stelena has to be the endgame , even though they are pursuing delena ryt now & even if it has 80% of fan base(probably) . The writers need to show some guts & get this to be the endgame coz , it made the show & it’s so ryt & SO LOVE . Let’s see if they can go beyond the majority

  3. So many people are under the impression that Delena holds 80% of the fans base and that’s just not true with Stelena and Klaroline trending world wide. And Delena is dying a ugly slow death. Even Delena fans are complaining about the lack of chemistry that is not there anymore. And the only ones that wanted Steroline were DE fans who wanted to keep Elena with Damon . Klaus is the one meant for Caroline. Stefan and Elena have been to hell and back but came out the other side stronger and more independent people. Not teenagers anymore but mature adults. Their love is still there epic and forever eternal. I’m so tired of the games these writers play. They talk out of both sides of their mouths. And couldn’t give a straight answer to any of the media reps. Most people can’t understand why a 66 yr old woman would fight so hard for a “ship” Well I’ve been with the show since the beginning. And you fight for what you know is right. The beautiful chemistry between Paul & Nina is so breath taking the love they created is epic true love Love to last an eternity. Writers give the show back to the Stelena fans I know you can get it done. And it would be the right thing to do and hopefully help keep Nina with the show through S7 I know Paul & Nina have larger plans for their futures. Writers please I know you can do this. Please please.

  4. Stefen and elena looks amazing together….their love is epic….there’s some magic when both are together…..i wish i could see them together on show….

  5. I cannot believe that they put something so wretchedly horrible in Stelena’s place. Look at all the beautiful, incredible things all these people say about Stelena! And all the things people say about Delena. I for one have messaged Julie Plec (all about Stelena and how much it means to everyone) but I never got a reply. Though she has told the media things like: My cup overflows with Stelena it always does, and that she and Caroline and Kevin can make it turn from Steroline and Delena to Stelena and that Stefan and Elena’s friendship is very strong and they can fall in love. Um if you want to live up to what you say you have to give them more than one scene every 2 episodes! And Nina cannot stand kissing Ian anymore she wants to leave the show because of Delena! They are gonna be endgame, Julie said it herself. She said she has to finish the show with what it began with. And that would be Stelena.

  6. please! get them back together… nothing beats the stelena chemistry!! i shouldn’t be. but I am obsessed with them!

    1. Stelena is epic and want every woman should want in a partner. We want a message to young women and girls to choose someone that respects you and your choices, that even though they don’t feel like you are making the right choice they stand by it because it is your right! The Delena relationship is toxic and selfish.

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