The Twilight Saga vs. The Vampire Diaries: Bella vs. Elena

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As we've chronicled in two other investigative specials this week, the upcoming CW series The Vampire Diaries shares many similarities with the Twilight Saga.

While both franchises focus on vampires and love triangles, however, there are also significant differences. Compare and contrast Jacob Black with Damon Salvatore to see what we mean.

Now, in the third part of this series, we take a look at the two high school hotties that are in such demand: it's Bella Swan vs. Elena Gilbert!

SIMILARITIES:

  • Both are crushed on by a vampire; (spoiler alert!) eventually become more than human; have dark hair; are 17 years old when their respective franchises begin.

DIFFERENCES:

  • Bella lives with her father, Elena's parents are dead; Bella has a private mind (so Edward cannot read her thoughts), Elena pours everything out into a journal; Bella is an only child, Elena has a younger brother.
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When It comes to character I prefer both :) Bella is pretty, Edward is handsome and hot and also Jacob :), But the TVD characters are more hotter :D Elena and Katherine, Stefan and Damon <3

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Twilight rules <3 tvd can go fuck them selves cuz their shit ! Twilight forever <3 by the way tvd copied twilight that's wat they get for copying their a bunch of loser

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Twilight is nice & Bella is pretty (Poor acting though). But VD is a class apart ! nina dobrev (elena/katherine ) is much hotter and incredulously better at acting. The way nina makes the doppelgangers elena & katherine come alive yet they are so different is something open-mouthed Kristen can't pull off. & OMG! the sexy salvatore bros are much hotter than edward who looks constipated all the tym. The only hot thing in twilight is jacob... Jeez even the originals (team klaus) in VD would kick the volturi's asses any time . Plus we get to see blood , 'magic' & badass action in VD unlike in twilight where all we see is bella's open mouth and sparkling disco balls meant to scare us! baaahhh VAMPIRE DIARIES ALL THE WAY! i want stefan to marry Rebecca, Damon with katherine , Elena with Matt, Caroline with klaus , Elijah with doc Meredith. Poor jeremy! Hope bonnie returns

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Vampire Diaries=Bad ass Vampires
Twilight= Sparkly Vampires
Need I say more

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Seriously, what is up with a triangle love? It's confusing and cause a riot between fangirls... But i love vampire romance (no offense)

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I love Elena, love damon, i love tvd!!!!

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i think twilight is the best movie.i love iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttt.i am one of the bigges fun of twilight i love it and its better than vampire diaries

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@ ana bella

My sister was adopted and I would NEVER say that I'm an only child. Jeremy is no less her brother just because Elena was adopted!

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@ Trish

Aaand I meant that as a reply to ammanda phillips, not you, so sorry.

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@ Trish

he said that because he was not by himself, so don't blame him

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elana is technically an only child because her brother was adopted in to her family before her parents died

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After watching vd I think that Nina is a great actress than Kristen. And also the characters of vd are way much better than twilight.

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TVD has a great plot because it features not only vampires but stories of humans, witches and werewolves. The way I see it, TVD has more opportunities to draw the viewers to their story since it's a weekly TV show. However, Twilight is also a nice movie flick but it focuses too much on the Edward-Bella love story. Although, TVD has its Stefan and Elena, there are different twists in every episode and season. I do hope though that TVD can sustain its great story and epic plot.