Name: Damon Salvatore
TV Show: The Vampire Diaries
Filed Under: Gifted Supernatural
Portrayed By: Ian Somerhalder
Eternal bad cop Damon Salvatore is no newbie when it comes to wooing the ladies, he’s been doing it for over 150 years. He’s not exactly what you would call “sensitive,” and Damon has a way of doing terrible things while at the same time making you feel compelled to look the other way. When it really counts, he can be a loyal ally and he makes damn sure the people he cares about are protected… but he can also be a huge jerk if it suits his motives in the moment. Extra emphasis on the flashiness with this guy, he really doesn’t do anything half-assed. All in, all the time. Oh, and humility or modesty? Not really Damon’s jam.
” You know you were dreaming about me. Explains the drool. ” -Damon Salvatore
With a long history of violence, Damon has proved on multiple occasions that he doesn’t have a problem tearing the throats out of whomever he pleases, which compared to his “ripper” brother seems troubling since Damon’s violence is usually a calculated breed – something he actually has control of. Damon typically doesn’t play well with others, and tends to push people away just when you think he’s softened up enough to stop biting first and asking questions later.
Strength: Duh. Vampire strength. He can snap necks with the blink of an eye and isn’t afraid to make hard decisions, no matter what the consequence. While he’s tenacious when it comes to his grudges, he also doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer with basically anything. He will tear the hearts out of anyone in his way once he’s made a decision and look good doing it. 5.
Dexterity: Again, Vampire reflexes. Damon is quick on the draw and fast on the move, and has little in the way of hesitation in a stand-off. He is pretty resourceful so his ability to adapt is higher than some of his counterparts. 5.
Intellect: Damon is clever, and again, resourceful, but not what you would call “book smart.” Which is kind of insane if you think about it considering the multitudes of time and experiences he’s had the pleasure of having. His interpersonal skills lack in a way that suggests he’s not very socially intelligent. But the man can come up with a wicked plan. 4.
Charisma: With a smile like that it’s hard to say Damon isn’t swimming with charisma. He’s a charmer, but he’s manipulative and advantageous. It’s not that he doesn’t always play well with others, it’s that he usually doesn’t play well with others. 3.
” It`s cool not growing old. I like being the eternal stud. “-Damon Salvatore