Originally posted by K.SeanDamon has always been depicted as the "bad" guy and come on.. we all
know he is to a certain extent. Stefan is no saint, especially not as a
ripper But Stefan is a complete different character and somehow does possess more "good" qualities, according to the writers and most of the viewers. For example: Stefan knows he won't be able to control and kill innocent people when he sees blood, and that's why he stays away from it. I wonder if Damon would do that if he was in Stefan's place.. in fact Damon has never cared about killing innocent people apart from the ones he cares for.
He can't be selfish with Elena and his brother because he loves them.. but he can be with others right? I guess that's one of the differences. And I don't think anyone denies the goodness of Damon and that's why he has so many fans.. but both of them are different and one is just tagged as "good" and the other as "bad"
. That tag doesn't hold much water.
Oh please. Stefan possess more good qualities? Neither of the brothers are saints. Both are equally bad. Stefan hides his own true nature (and Plec/Wesley both have confirmed that real Stefan is the ripper!Stefan. So there you go! Stefan can be selfish, manipulative, opportunistic...even though all this isn't explicitly described, we can see it through the course of the show. Thomas Gavin also said "Damon is bad on the outside, good on the inside, Stefan is the reverse."
Stefan is Damon's brother only when he has to save his life. Damon is his brother on a daily basis. No matter what he does, Damon always talks highly about Stefan to Elena, while Stefan puts down Damon on a regular basis.
Remember how Stefan almost turned/killed Elena at the same bridge her parents died? Remember how he told her he doesn't care about Jeremy? Remember how he just left her there? Remember how he wanted to turn Jeremy into a psychopath for his own needs when Damon clearly told him to find another hunter? And Stefan also left Jeremy BLEEDING when he was shot, to go after Connor.
Atleast Damon cares about Elena's friends, and not because they are her friends/family, but because he himself has a bond with them.
Edited by themockingjay - 07 December 2012 at 10:24pm