We couldn’t be happier that Alaric Saltzman has finally made his way to the French Quarter, even if it is only to keep the Mikaelsons out of Mystic Falls.

Now that The Vampire Diaries time has gone, we are totally ready to see our Mystic Falls favorites pop in and out of New Orleans from time to time. The first is one of our ultimate favorites and we can’t wait to see what light he can shed on the horrors of the Hollow and magic in New Orleans.

For those that may be putting off the final episodes of The Vampire Diaries out of denial, desperation, or just absolute detestation of endings, Alaric Saltzman has been involved in the magical world while the Mikaelsons slept for five years, but in a bit of a different way.

He has largely hung up his vampire hunter persona and adopted a Dumbledore-ian affection for educating young witches and warlocks. It is only fitting that when the Mikaelsons find that the Hollow has a magical connection to Mystic Falls, Alaric would be the one to drop everything to keep the Original family from wreaking havoc in the town he holds so dear.

In celebration of Alaric Saltman and all the ways he has charmed us so thoroughly through the years, here are just a few of our favorite Alaric Saltzman quotes and moments. We hope that this won’t be his only visit to New Orleans, as he is a valuable asset to the Mikaelsons, with an abundance of magical knowledge that can only grow as time goes on.

A few of our favorite Alaric Saltzman moments…

When he and Elena bond over their broken love lives…


When he’s reminding Damon what good news looks like…


When he’s schooling the boys in diaper changing races


When he’s proving just how perfect a human he is…


When he’s sacrificing himself or doing something noble…


Or basically anytime he and Damon prove they’re the most unconventional best buddies around.


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