How powerful are the witches in Vampire Diaries?

The witches in The Vampire Diaries are considerably more powerful than the vampires and werewolves; below we will share three of the most powerful witches from the series.

The Vampire Diaries was one of The CW’s flagship series during its eight-year run between 2009 and 2017, as it heavily focussed on the Salvatores, who were two vampire brothers.

Though the brothers were powerful, the Bennet family are considered to be the most powerful family in Mystic Falls, they are a family of witches.

What was The Vampire Diaries about?

The Vampire Diaries was a television series that was developed by Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, based on the teen series of novels by Aubrey Clark.

Premiering in 2009, the series followed, “The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.”

How powerful are the witches in The Vampire Diaries?

The witches in The Vampire Diaries are so powerful that they are considered to be more powerful than both the vampires and werewolves in the series, along with other magical and supernatural creatures.

They are so gifted in their various powers that their abilities allow them to grant immortality, send people to other dimensions and save entire towns.

To drive the point across, we look at the three most powerful witches to have been part of the series.

1. Bonnie Bennett

As one of the series’ lead characters, it is no surprise that Bonnie Bennett is the most powerful witch in The Vampire Diaries.

Throughout the series, she has sacrificed herself multiple times to save her family and friends, almost sacrificing her life during the series finale to save Mystic Falls by destroying Hell and lead antagonist, Katherine Pierce.

Bonnie was also briefly the anchor to the “Other Side.”

2. Esther Mikaelson

Esther Mikaelson is the matriarch of the Original family, who first made her debut on the series during season three. She is also responsible for the curse that created vampires, which she formulated after her son was killed by werewolves.

However, after seeing the consequences, she attempted to reverse the curse, and failed. Although, the extent of her powers were truly showcased on season two of spin-off series, The Originals.

3. Kai Parker

As the main antagonist during season six of The Vampire Diaries, Kai Parker showcased the extent of his powers when he linked the life forces of Bonnie Bennett and Elena Gilbert.

The result being Elena falling into a deep sleep which she is believed to have been under for close to six years, until the series finale.

Final thoughts

The Vampire Diaries has spawned two popular spin-offs including The Originals and Legacies, that have continued after the end of the series.

The spin-offs allowed for fans of The Vampire Diaries universe to realise that the witches in the series are more powerful than most of the other supernatural creatures in the universe.