Caroline Forbes

Played by Candice Accola

Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) is the beautiful blonde cheerleader from the first season of "Vampire Diaries." Caroline is a rather ditzy but very popular girl at Mystic Falls High School. Her mother is the powerful sheriff of Mystic Falls. Caroline's character has grown during season 1 from being an archetypal shallow cheerleader into a more likeable and complicated character.

During the back to school party, Caroline initially found herself attracted to Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), but as he seemed to prefer her friend Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), Caroline struck up a relationship with Stefan's brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Damon is a vampire and regularly fed off Caroline, forcing her to wear scarves around her neck to hide the bites and bruises.

It was during the annual founder's party that Damon first showed Caroline a mysterious crystal that he said belonged to him. At the party, Stefan drugged Caroline's drink with a substance called Vervain, a drug that weakens a vampire's powers, so when Damon took Caroline off to feed on her, he collapsed and became very ill. Stefan took Damon home and locked him in their cellar, leaving Caroline with Damon's crystal.

During the Sexy Suds Car Wash charity event, Damon compelled Caroline to come to the cellar to help him escape. Damon's plan was to kill Caroline and feed on her blood to return his strength, but Zach Salvatore (Chris William Martin) stopped him and was killed in the process.

Caroline started a relationship with Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig), a long-term friend who had spent the night with her after she got very drunk. Not the best of starts for them, but their relationship seemed to get stronger with time. Matt escorted her to the Miss Mystic Falls competition, which Caroline won.

Season 1 ends dramatically for Caroline as she is in a car accident with Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino). Tyler was fine, but Caroline was rushed to the hospital with internal injuries, where Sheriff Forbes told a worried Matt that Caroline's chances of survival weren't very good.

Memorable Quotes:

"I'm worse than shallow; I'm a kiddie pool."

"I'm gonna drink until someone is hot enough to make out with."

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