We’re used to seeing our beloved Vampire Diaries characters subjected to torture, maiming, and death, but it seems a new unfortunate fate is about to strike one of them. Which one of the TVDers will be pulling “a reverse Benjamin Button” in Season 5?!

TVLine reports that in either Episode 7 or Episode 8 of the season, “ We will watch one character pull a reverse (and accelerated) Benjamin Button.” For those unfamiliar, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story (and, more recently, film adaptation) about a man who ages in reverse. So, a “reverse Benjamin Button” would entail aging in the same direction as everyone else. But, apparently, much faster!

We don’t like the sound of this in regards to our TVD cast of characters, but we will admit it has great narrative potential considering, until now, most of the TVDers have stopped aging altogether — vamps destined to stay the same age forever. So, which character could it be? Katherine (Nina Dobrev) seems a likely possibility, given that we don’t know the rules about what happens when a vampire is turned human again. The woman is technically, like, a million years old. Will those wrinkles and sore joints catch up with her all at once? Because the girl could barely handle a blister.

If it’s a guy, we’ll have to do a side-by-side with Brad Pitt, who portrayed Benjamin Button in the 2008 film adaptation. Preferably shirtless.

Who do you think will be aging oh-so-quickly? Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Source: TVLine