Saddest Vampire Diaries Moment


The Top Ten

1 Elena's Slumber Goodbyes. 6x22

Kai casts a spell linking Elena and Bonnie's lives, rendering Elena unconscious while Bonnie is alive. In a series of visions or dreams, Elena and her friends and family say their goodbye. - ElizabethClarkson

. The blast from the past had tears rolling down my cheeks

2 When Stefan and Elena broke up, for real. 2x06

When Stefan and Elena broke up because of Katherine, it was so painful. - ElizabethClarkson

I really voted for this one because the look on Stefan' s face broke my heart - fangirl1967

I love them stefan is better than damien

3 Aunt Jenna's Funeral. 2x21

This is so sad!

This is the first episode of any show I ever really cried about. So heartbreaking :(

4 When Caroline's Dad Died. 3x13

Caroline's dad didn't want to be a vampire so he chose to die instead. - ElizabethClarkson

5 When Alaric Died. 3x20

Everyone loved Alaric, for what he did for Elena and Jeremy by taking them in. And when he died! The scene became more painful when they all said their goodbyes - ElizabethClarkson

This was the saddest thing ever. Their goodbyes made me cry.

6 When Elena Died. 3x22

Stefan was the one who saved her and Matt. Elena sacrificing herself, Stefan respecting her choice. Then she became a Vampire. - ElizabethClarkson

7 Liz Forbes Dies 6x14 (Stay)

Always my number 1. I cried like a baby

Liz Forbes (Caroline's mom) dies of glioblastoma in this episode.

When Caroline is a kid and asks her Mom if she is going to die.


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8 When the show is over season 8 Episode 16

This should be number one I watch this episode all the time and every time I still bawl my eyes out

Gone but never forgotten

Bawled my eyes out and still do. this should be number 1

This should be number 1! my eyes always end up dry because of the crying.. :(

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9 When Damon went to Alaric's Grave. 4x02

Damon and Ric's friendship is extraordinary. And when Ric died, I know that a part of Damon just died, too. - ElizabethClarkson

NO... This was so sad. And all the time Damon was talking Alaric was there listening.

I cried

10 When Damon ''died''. 5x22

It's like a part of everyone died! It's a promise from seasons past (season 3) broken! Died for his brother! Unbelievable!

This scene absolutely ruined me, saddest moment ever!

Seriously my saddest moment. I cried for a long time.

Watching Elena box up her and Damon’s things, man it’s heart breaking. Plus the song salvation put the icing on the cake. Never seen Elena break down so bad

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The Newcomers

? When Tyler killed Liv

I cried so hard because Liv told Tyler that if he killed her he would trigger the werewolf cure and heal. it was so heart breaking

? When Damon confessed his love for Elena but had to compel her. 2×8

At first I hated Damon but then as I kept watching the show,I began loving him so much.But what really had my tears run down like a river is when both Katherine and Elena chose Stefan over Damon,when he was always the one who loved them but didn't get it back.And when he confessed it to Elena,he had to compel her so she wouldn't remember him saying it,it was one of the saddest moments for me..

The Contenders

11 When Stefan saw Lexi. 4x22

Their friendship is unlike any other. It's too bad she didn't get to stay long. - ElizabethClarkson

12 When Stefan killed Enzo


I literally sobbed when Stefan dropped Enzo’s heart on the ground. The look on his face as he falls to the ground dead destroyed me! And Bonnie’s pained screams absolutely broke my heart. Benzo was absolutely my favorite couple throughout the entire series and I cried so hard when Enzo died.

13 Elena Switched Her Humanity. 4x15

When Jeremy died, Elena couldn't handle the pain, she decided to switch off the pain by switching off her humanity. - ElizabethClarkson

Nina’s acting was honestly incredible in this scene. I cry every time.

14 When Stefan died
15 Stefan Dies 8x16

Not only his death but Caroline's phone call to him and the fact that they just got married broke my heart.

He was fans favirote character... I don't know why they make his ending so sad

Why is this not #1? All the othe4 characters died but came back. STEFAN REALLY DIED!

Eh. well, damon for the win

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16 When Enzo Died

I cried too much during this scene

This was heartbreaking!

17 When Nadia Petrova dies
18 When Rose died 2x12

I cried every time I saw this scene
Damon comforts Rose as she lies feverishly in bed. She remembers her old life, on a sunny hillside with horses all around, and dreams Damon is there. He's controlling her dream. Rose says she misses being human and mattering to people. She thanks him for making the pain go away. She says she's not afraid anymore. In bed, he gently lets go of her hand.
On the sunny hillside, Rose challenges him to a race to the trees. As she counts to three, back in bed he slowly takes out a stake and positions it over her heart. When she reaches 3, he drives it in.

19 Damon Lets Elena Go, S5
20 When Jeremy Died

This was absolutely heartbreaking

21 Sheila Bennett Dies. 1x14

The way bonnie reacted actually broke my heart, I cried for a full hour�"

22 When Damon killed Kai. 6x22
23 When Jenna died
24 When Bonnie dies 5x4

So sad cried for so long (the funeral by the way)

25 When Stefan Phoned Elena 3×1
26 When Katherine's parents and her sister died

Katherine was the most damaged character on the show. No one suffered or lost as much as she did. She didn't start out a villain, when her family died, that is what killed Katerina, not the rope. - Whitecoat

27 Remembering Bonnie. 5x4

I cried so much. It is so sad

28 When Joe Died

I cried to heartbreaking

29 When Elena & Damon Sleep Together while Stefan leaving his house 4×7
30 When mary-lou and Nora died destroying the pheonix stone.

I was so sad. When mary-lou is casting the spell and nora too is siphoning it reading the poem.

31 When Silas drowns Stefan in the box

So sad that no one noticed he was gone for months

32 When Caroline Phones Stefan. 8x16

This for my friend and I was one of the most sad moments in this episode. When Caroline phones Stefan and tells him how much she loves him and that she understands that he sacrificed himself for his brother, right before he dies. Currently crying while writing this.

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Top Remixes

1. When Stefan and Elena broke up, for real. 2x06
2. Elena's Slumber Goodbyes. 6x22
3. When Caroline's Dad Died. 3x13


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