Vampires aren't supposed to age, but in Mystic Falls, this isn't strictly true...
The cast have all changed a lot in the five years since they first youthfully bounded onto our screens, but who do you think time has been the kindest too?
Peruse the gallery below and make your own judgement!
Now Katherine is gone for good, Elena can let her gorgeous curls run wild and free without causing mass confusion!
Damon might have a few more crinkles, but we love every single one of them!
Maybe Paul Wesley really is a vampire, this do hasn't aged at all!
Bonnie Bennett has had the most dramatic change in hairstyle.
Alaric is like a fine wine, he just keeps on getting better with age.
How does he look so similar yet so much hotter at the same time?!
Matt has certainly grown out of that puppy fat!