Although The Vampire Diaries and its spin-offs have been finished, they are still a useful resource for

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learning how to make the heroes lose in gratifying ways. For the majority of its lifetime, The Vampire Diaries

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was known for its villains. Frequently, the bad guys prevailed, but the heroes were able to fight back just

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long enough to avoid total destruction. The bad guys did manage to get what they wanted a surprisingly

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high percentage of the time, although not always as a result of their cunning preparation. In several instances,

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the heroes were simply outnumbered and outclassed. Despite the fact that those wins significantly altered the

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TVD universe, they don't quite compare to the characters who discovered a way to outwit the heroes by

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planning 10 steps ahead—a feat that very few villains in any medium are able to do.

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While Sybil was occupied puppeteering Damon and Enzo, Seline was working on a long-term strategy.

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Seline gradually integrates herself into the Mystic Falls gang's world in an effort to rescue herself

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and Sybil from their agreement with Arcadius. She gets the chance to interact with the twins and

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assess their usefulness to Cade by pretending to be Josie and Lizzie's human babysitter.

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