ByShamindri De Sayrah, writer at Creators.co
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Shamindri De Sayrah

The world has pretty much come crashing down for The Vampire Diaries fans. What do you do once the star of the show is leaving? When you know you will have to say goodbye to the main character? It's pretty much over once that happens. Or is it?

Yesterday, April 6th Nina Dobrev annouced via Instagram that she was leaving The Vampire Diaries after season 6, shattering the hearts of TVD fans everywhere. After seven years, six seasons, four characters and multiple awards, Nina decided it was time to move on to the next chapter in her life.

"I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime."

Although people kept saying there would be only six seasons some TVD fans preferred to believe otherwise.

Over the past six seasons Nina has played four characters, four Petrova doppelgängers. Elena Gilbert, Amara, Tatia and Katerina Petrova or as we know her, Katherine Pierce. Each character amazing, and each performance, brilliant!

Elena Gilbert

"I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert's life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her"- Nina Dobrev

The main character, the character around whom the story revolves. The character who is the very soul of the show. The Vampire Diaries has already been confirmed for a seventh season, so if Nina is leaving that means that Julie Plec will have to kill off Elena (*chokes up*) for good. I honestly don't know how the fandom will survive after that.

In the last few seasons Elena has gone through so much crazy drama, action and loss, and she has encountered so many supernatural beings, she ended up becoming one herself, she has changed in so many ways, I think Nina just about summed it up.

"I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there's still so much more to come before the season finale in May."- Nina Dobrev

She went from being the sad girl who lost her parents, the girl who needed a hero, to the strong, independent character she is now.

Elena is also an amazing friend, and after going through so much together, the three best friends who are like sisters, Elena, Caroline and Bonnie will be separated for good.

She was the center of the love triangle that the show revolved around, Stefan, Damon and Elena.

"Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates."- Nina Dobrev

I guess this means the ship wars between the Delena and Stelena shippers might finally be coming to an end.

Katherine Pierce

There's a lot that can be said about Katherine Pierce, most of it is bad, but she had her moments (well moment) She was a pretty badass villain. Although Katherine is already gone, now that Nina is leaving lets just remember how incredible she was as Katherine Pierce, the conceited, selfish, evil, manipulative, seductive but also smart, independent, brave and sexy vampire. A lot of fans were still holding out hope that Katherine might return, but I guess now that's never gonna happen.

The TVD cast isn't just a cast or a group of friends, they are a family, and Nina is a big part of that.

"I myself made some of the best friends I'll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever"- Nina Dobrev

Leaving is not going to be easy for her.

Nina's goodbye message to her fans was so heartbreaking and beautiful

"You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for 'that Twilight TV show.' ;-) I love you all."

In her 7 years on the show we have watched Nina grow as an actor and as a human, we have watched her acting thrive and her beauty flourish. I have no doubt that even after she leaves the show it will continue to do so. It is going to be extremely hard to say goodbye to Nina on The Vampire Diaries after all this time.

This is definitely not the end of the line for Nina Dobrev, with her talent we are surely going to be seeing her acting again very soon,

"Fasten your seatbelts. If you think you know what's coming, you don't."- Nina Dobrev

until then, good luck Nina in all your endeavors, thank you for six amazing seasons of Elena Gilbert and thank you for the Petrova doppelgängers. We love you. It just won't be The Vampire Diaries without Elena Gilbert, without Nina.

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