Go ahead and start a topic for Katherine. Elena and/or Nina-related posts can go in the first thread. We'll restrict your new thread to the character, Katherine (discussion of Nina, the actress, in that thread, we can keep to her portrayal of Katherine).
So, Katherine. I've been presuming that she was an evil bitch vampire mistress all this time. I haven't completely changed my stance, as yes, she kills ruthlessly, beds two brothers at once, manipulates them to think they feel emotions that they don't, probably killed her "family" in a fire in Atlanta (???) - the list of her crimes against humanity is rather lengthy.
BUT. Damon is also a ruthless killer yet we have seen a humane side to him. I saw glimmers of humanity in Katherine when she and Anna exchanged smiles at the fact that Gilbert and Pearl seem taken with each other. It was kind of a normal, domestic moment between two women and a child. Pearl seemed rather normal for a vampire, kind of like current day Stefan maybe - would she be hanging around someone as wild and reckless as Katherine if she didn't have any merits? Or were the three of them (Pearl, Katherine and Anna) a team of some sort and forced to band together by necessity? Even if yes, they seemed rather close.
Anyway, I wonder if Katherine isn't as completely evil as she was first made out to be. What was she like as a human? Who turned her? She has become much more interesting to me after the last episode. I would love it if the show gives her the dimensions that it gives Damon and Stefan rather than making her a flat, stock villainess.
Edited by AuntieLizard, Feb 9, 2010 @ 10:52 PM.