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Christabella Marcoux
Birthdate 1007 (age 28/1005)
Occupation Vampire Queen of New Orleans (formerly)
Species Vampire
Transfiguration date 1035 by Elijah Mikaelson

Status Undead
Cause of death Neck Snapped (as a human)
Killed by Elijah Mikaelson (as a human)
Played by Emily VanCamp
First seen Our Family's Hope
Last seen The Darkest Parts of Yourself

Christabella Marcoux is the alias of an ancient vampire, the third sire of Elijah Mikaelson. A sociopath, she ruled the French Quarter for a brief time between 1919 and 1921 following Mikael's destruction of the town before Marcel Gerard took control and exiled her. She was thought killed during the 1300s by that century's Brotherhood of the Five, a betrayal by Elijah after he witnessed her malevolent nature. She is a formidable adversary for the Mikaelson family.

She is the overall main villain of The Originals (tv series).

Early LifeEdit

A French gypsy, she was besieged by Kol Mikaelson and her friend Jehanne was taken captive and believed to be killed by the vampire. Elijah took up with her, enthralled by her. Equally enthralled by the idea of vampirism, Christabella forced Elijah to turn her. She proved to be the opposite of what anyone anticipated and became the first vampire to completely turn off her humanity. After slaughtering an entire village for sport, Elijah tipped off the Five to her location, and they supposedly ended her existence. In fact, she massacred them and went into hiding for several centuries. She later put down roots in the French Quarter of New Orleans, then a mere penal colony, that the Mikaelsons help build into a great city. She stayed hidden until "the Mikael incident" allowed her to take control of the area. In 1921, she was deposed by Marcel Gerard and forced back into hiding.

The Originals Season 2Edit

She finally unveils herself to Kol in Let Her Go, whom she then takes prisoner following his escape from Finn.

In Falling Slowly, after Markos wipes the floor with the Mikaelson brothers, she reveals herself as alive to Elijah and Klaus. The two of them are quite shaken by this revelation.

In All I Need, Christabella arrives unannounced to the Abattoir party and reveals that she has taken Hannah Labonair, one of the surviving Crescent Wolves who happens to be heavily pregnant. She threatens to kill Hannah unless Elijah comes to her, an action she knows Genevieve would abhor. Hannah is guarded by Darien Bravura.

In Pretty Wicked Things, She later calls Bravura off and allows him to return to his post with Taylor Kingston. When Genevieve finds Hannah, Christabella wipes the floor with the redhead witch but allows Gen to leave with Hannah. While the Mikaelsons are at a dinner with Markos, Christabella is at St. Anne's with Kieran O'Connell and some refugee wolves, lured there by false promises of safe haven from Kol Mikaelson. Christabella begins killing them, much to Kieran's chagrin, but Kieran finds that killing the wolves is weakening Markos' magic spell that would bring Dahlia back from the dead. He reluctantly aids Christabella in killing the remaining wolves.

In The Destroyer, during the final battle between Analektos and Dahlia that results in the destruction of New Orleans, Christabella remains in the shadows for most of the event. After Analektos dies, the ancient vampire reveals to Klaus and Elijah that she possesses magic despite retaining her vampiric nature. She flings the brothers out into the chaos and quietly slips out of the city.

In Seven Months Later,

In Copenhagen,

In Light 'Em Up,

In Ultranumb,

In Wicked,

In Corner,

In Hello Storyville,

In Dark Horse,

The Originals Season 3Edit

In Black as Night,

In Deal With The Devil,

In Skulls,

In The Old Ones (episode),

In Hybrid,

In Things We Lost in the Fire,

In Bad Blood,

In Dead or Alive,

In Trust,

In Call of the Wild,

In Ragnarok,

In Afterlife,

In Ethan,

The Originals Season 4Edit

In Hearing Damage,

In By Your Side,

In I Will Not Bow,

In The Ladder of Chaos,

In Rathul,

In Rescue Me,

In Kings & Queens,

In Birth,

In Unto This Storm,

In The Darkest Parts of Yourself,



  • This character also appears on The Originals Fanfiction Wiki by Cori11 and the Gallows Hill Wiki by OldOnex.
  • She is the overall Big Bad of "The Originals".
  • Christabella is the Mikaelson family's primary antagonist during seasons 3-5.
  • She is the Earth-7 antagonist with the highest episode count, with 46 appearances. While other antagonists such as Silas and Celine Laurent come close, with 21 and 18 appearances respectively, she is the only Earth-7 antagonist to remain in firm opposition to the protagonists during her entire run.

Episode AbsenceEdit

In The Originals Season 3, Christabella does not appear in 1 episode:

In The Originals Season 4, Christabella does not appear in 6 episodes:


  • 40/62 (TO)

(TO S1) (1/16)

(TO S2) (16/16)

(TO S3) (13/14)

(TO S4) (10/16)


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