Will Steroline be the New Delena on The Vampire Diaries?

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // April 25, 2015

Paul Wesley, Stefan Salvatore, Candice Accola, Caroline Forbes, The Vampire Diaries

Will the romance between Stefan and Caroline heat up now that Nina Dobrev is leaving The Vampire Diaries?

This season on The Vampire Diaries Stefan and Caroline have been getting closer. Since Nina Dobrev is leaving, will Steroline replace Delena?

Since the producers have known for awhile that Nina Dobrev, who plays Elena Gilbert, would be leaving after season 6, it explains the budding romance between Stefan, played by Paul Wesley, and Caroline, played by Candice Accola. While previous episodes have flirted with the Steroline romance, this season seems to have taken it more seriously.

It took awhile for the Delena ship to sail, but now that it is sinking, it was time to prepare a new ship, and it looks like they’ve decided on Steroline. They’ve been slowly grooming it for the past season or so, and now that Nina is leaving, it’s time to christen it and send it out. The trigger was when Stefan looked at Caroline and seemed to realize she was the one for him, when Caroline was singing at her Mother’s funeral in 6×15 “Let Her Go.” When he leaned forward and looked at her in the church, the ship finally seemed ready to sail.

But what about Klaroline shippers? This hugely popular ship seemed to come out of nowhere and sprinkled fairy dust on the hearts of TVD fans and made them fly. Even though Klaus is now in New Orleans, and on The Originals, and Caroline is still in Mystic Falls, on The Vampire Diaries, the Klaroline fans are still rabid and keep hoping for a crossover.

Similar to the Delena dynamic, Klaus is an anti-hero whose heart has been softened by the compassionate Caroline. He would do anything for her, and promised her the world. Who can forget when he told her he was going to be her last love? If The Vampire Diaries ends after season 7, will Caroline move to New Orleans and The Originals, to be step-mom to Hope? Or will Klaroline never have that happy ending?

While other ships may never replace Delena, that doesn’t mean there are others that aren’t equally compelling (no pun intended). There are many Bamon shippers, as well as Klami and Klayley shippers. While Delena has been the main focus for the past four seasons, it will end when season 6 ends. But even though there are other ships, will any of them ever be epic like Delena?

Extended promo for The Vampire Diaries “I’d Leave My Happy Home for You”

Only three more episodes before the season 6 finale of The Vampire Diaries 6×22 “I’m Thinking of You All the While” on Thursday, May 14th, 2015, at 8/7c, on The CW!



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