Birthdate 948 AD (age 54/1064)
Family *Esther (wife)
Occupation Vampire Hunter
Species Original Vampire
Transfiguration date 10th Century (via Tatia's blood)

Status Undead (neutralized)
Cause of death Staked (both times)
Played by Sebastian Roche
First seen The Puppet Mistress (flashback)
Last seen Abandonment

Sometimes (afterlife)

Mikael is the eldest male vampire in existence, a remorseless hunter, patriarch of the Original Family. Originally a Scandinavian landowner, Mikael and Esther fled to North America when Europe was besieged by a plague. He was killed by his bastard stepson Niklaus Mikaelson in 2010, and resurrected by Davina Claire in 2012.

Early LifeEdit

In 1001 AD, as revealed in Falling Slowly, he killed Rebekah's werewolf lover in front of her when he began to transform and interrogated her to see if "anything happened". Being the archetypical father figure in an ultraconservative era, he did not wish for her to become an unwed mother. When Esther bled Tatia into several wine cups to ensure the immortality spell would work, Mikael bemoaned Henrik's death and placed all the blame on Klaus.

As revealed in Copenhagen, he sought out Roan to help him subsist on the blood of vampires.

In 1919, he set fire to the New Orleans opera house and razed the city, reneging on his deal to Marcel Gerard. He later helped facilitate the rise of Christabella Marcoux to power.

The Originals Season 2Edit

Somehow, he ended up back in St. Anne's attic, held hostage by The Shachath. This being intimidated even him.

In Let Her Go, hen he discovered that Davina was indeed dead, he left the attic, informed Kieran of the monster's deception, and later kidnapped Angelique Mikaelson, almost killing Genevieve Thorne in the process. He delivered the child to Tyler Lockwood.

In The Destroyer, Mikael returns on New Years Eve, assaulting a pregnant Genevieve for hexing him into giving the child to the Shachath, who had taken Tyler's form. He advised that she abort her "devil child" and later tried to kill Angelique, only to be daggered by Marcel Gerard, who had been transmorgified into a werewolf and thus immune to the dagger's curse.

The Originals Season 3Edit

In Seven Months Later, he briefly appeared in one of Killian's dreams.

In Corner,

The Originals Season 4Edit

In Hearing Damage,

In By Your Side,

In I Will Not Bow,

In The Ladder of Chaos,

In Soul Inmate,

In Rathul,

In Misery,

In Rescue Me,

In Let Me Go,

In Abandonment,

The Originals Season 5Edit

In Sometimes,


Episode count:

  • 40/100 (TO)
  • 9/22 (TOS)
  • 5/89 (TVD)
  • 3/47 (TSD)
  • 1/5 (TDD)
  • 58 (Totaled)

(TO S2) (7/8)

(TO S3) (16/24)

(TO S4) (10/30)

(TO S5) (1/16)

(TOS S1) (9/22)

Crossover AppearancesEdit

(TDD) (1/5)

(TSD S1) (3/13)


  • He is the multiverse's most-appearing vampire antagonist.

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