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The Vampire Diaries Re-Casted (Novel Version)

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Elena Gilbert/Katherine von Swartzschild

Elena Gilbert is blonde in the novels. And Katherine Pierce (which is her name from the TV Show) is actually called Katherine von Swartzschild
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Stefan Salvatore

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Damon Salvatore

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Bonnie McCullough

Bonnie McCullough is her actual name in the novels instead of Bonnie Bennett from the TV show. Also on the show Bonnie is African-American but in the novels Bonnie is caucasian. Also she has red hair.
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Meredith Sulez

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Caroline Forbes

Even that I love Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes, the novel version is way different to her physical appearance. She's actually got red hair as well like Bonnie does
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Alaric Saltzman

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Tyler Smallwood

Tyler's second name is Smallwood in the novels and on the TV Show it's Lockwood.
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Klaus

Klaus from the novel is different from the TV show. In the novel Klaus isn't a hybrid werewolf and he is a Old One vampire than called Original (which the Mikaelsons Original vampires do not exist in the novels). Despite that I still think Joseph Morgan was the best choice.
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Matt Honeycutt

Matt Honeycutt is his name in the novels and Matt Donovan is his name in the TV Show. Also in the novels, Matt is blonde
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Margaret Gilbert

In the novels Elena has a little sister called Margaret, not her brother on the show called Jeremy Gilbert
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Judith Maxwell

Jenna Sommers is the character who plays Elena Gilbert's aunt on The Vampire Diaries TV Show. Her name in the novels is actually Judith Maxwell. Jenna Sommers is young supposely near her late 20s. While in the novel, Judith Maxwell is middle-aged which in my opinion she's probably in her early 40s so I still like Sara Canning on the TV show but I think an actress more older would've suited the novel version.
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Robert Maxwell

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Vickie Bennett

Another character from the show that has a different name from the novel is Vickie Bennett. In the TV Show, Vickie is called Vickie Donovon, the sister of Matt Donovon but in the novels Matt Honeycutt and Vickie Bennett are not related.
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Ethan Crane

Ethan Crane is a bloodline of Klaus'
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Sage

In the novels, Sage is a male vampire who is friends with Damon, but on the TV Show, Sage a female vampire (Played by Cassidy Freeman).
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Zander

Zander is an Original Werewolf which is similar to Klaus.
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Sue Carson

A character not used in the TV Show is Sue Carson who is one of Elena Gilbert, Bonnie McCullough, Meredith Sulez's best friends since childhood.
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Theophilia Flowers

Theophilia Flowers known as in the novel Mrs. Flowers in the TV series differs from Mrs. Flowers in the novels; in the TV series, she is a regular human, whereas in the book series, she is a witch
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Shinichi

With all the vampires, werewolves and witches The Vampire Diaries show didn't really introduce other supernatural species like the Kitsune which a Japanese twin boy and girl were Kitsune . A Japenese character called Shinichi was The Vampire Diaries novels who was a Kitsune and also has a twin sister called Misao.
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Misao

Misao was a Kitsune and the twin sister of Shinichi. She was Japanese
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After reading The Vampire Diaries novels, I've always wondered what if The Vampire Diaries were re-casted with actors/actresses based on the novels instead of the TV version.

People who are not familiar with the novels won't know that there are differences between the The Vampire Diaries TV Show and Novels. For example from the novels the differences are to the TV Show are the characters names, other characters they had left out and replaced with new created characters for the TV Show. Also the character's physical appearances from the novels are different to the characters on the TV Show.

So I've decided my version of how The Vampire Diaries should've been casted back when they had started making the show based on the novels. I've kept some of the actors/actresses who are already on the show that are perfect for the roles. There are some characters that I've chosen 3 actors/actresses that should've been played. Number 1 would be my prefer choice of the character.

If some people know about the novels, please I would love to know who would you have casted on the show based only on the novels.

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