Which Mikaelson On 'The Originals' Is Your Favorite? Your Choice Says A Lot

Let's just be honest with ourselves here. The Mikaelson family from The Originals is so large, full of so many different personalities, that it's near impossible to watch them without picking a favorite. You might even have multiple favorites, based entirely around who the actor is and how their character development arc is going. The point is that you have a favorite. Some fans of The Vampire Diaries might still be licking their wounds over the loss of Klaus and Caroline as a romantic couple, but The Originals has shown us all new shades to Klaus and his family — resulting in our hearts being carried in their immortal hands no matter what they do.

However, did you know that who your favorite Mikaelson is actually says a lot about you as a person? The one that you obsess over, that you're the most emotionally invested in, that you cry yourself to sleep at night over — that Mikaelson gives other Originals fans a good idea of what kind of person you are. Are you a diehard Klaus fan? Is Rebekah the love of your life? Are you on Team Baby Hope? Find which Mikaelson you're rooting for and then find them below for a gaze into your own soul.

Klaus Mikaelson

You are the world's most amazing blend of opposites. Calculating but loyal, quick-tempered but ambitious, ruthless but caring, it seems like you just sort pick and choose what you want to be from minute to minute without compromising your intrinsic self. You're always ready with a sarcastic one-liner no matter what is going on around you, but all too often you're more impulsive than you are practical and end up in messes with consequences you didn't intend. Still, you're almost as often likely to come out on top anyway.

Elijah Mikaelson

You're charming and sophisticated as hell. Instead of allowing yourself to be driven by impulse or selfishness, your family is the most important thing in the world to you and most of the selfishness on your part comes from a desire to see them happy — even at the expense of other people you don't care as much about. You come across as a lot nicer and more polite than you are, but that doesn't mean that you're necessarily a good person. You could send someone a murder threat that sounded like Shakespeare, if you were in the mood for it.

Rebekah Mikaelson

You are a boss, no ifs, ands, or buts. A lot of people tend to rashly judge you as a mean person, but, really, you just know what you want and have no time for games. Underneath your cold exterior is a sensitive soul who longs for simpler, happier times whenever you're faced with trouble, but you have the kind of steel-edged inner strength that most people can only dream of having. No matter what's going wrong, you will press through because you don't know how not to. You are a survivor, you are scrappy, and you have the best outfits on the block.

Finn Mikaelson

You have been through a lot, and those experiences have shaped you into the person that you are today. Optimism isn't something that you can manage most of the time, but you are the sort of person who runs on blind loyalty. Where you were once the kind of person who saw good everywhere in the world, now you're the sort of person who wants to be the good you wish to see in the world — although your definition of good may be different than the one the rest of the world would use.


YOU ARE THE WORST. Just kidding. Or am I? Mikael being your favorite means that you love a good villain — or anti-villain, if you want to think of it that way. You have an appreciation for the older generation who laid the foundation for how things are today, and you give respect where respect is due. You are probably highly attracted to bad boys. Like, really attracted to bad boys.

Esther Mikaelson

You are crazy smart and crazy determined. Seriously, you are still working past the point where everyone in the world would have given up. You are also probably legitimately crazy. I would say that I mean that in the best kind of way, but I really don't. You're crazy, even when you have someone's best interests at heart, and there are times when you overreact and need to be pulled back by your friends. These times are more frequent than you would admit to.

Kol Mikaelson

You're kind of sadistic. And by "kind of," I mean "really." Whether you're sorry about it or not doesn't matter — you get a special kind of schadenfreude when you're the only happy one in a room. You have a violent temper, and you're more than a little bit of a schemer. As manipulative and charming as you are, you have no problem playing everyone around you until they're in the palm of your hand.

Hope Mikaelson

Everything is about you. As it should be.

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