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While some would argue there’s no such thing as a bad Damon (Ian Somerhalder), there’s no doubt he’s a snarky bloodsucker who can have anger issues. Of course, recently he’s put his fangs away on The Vampire Diaries and become a kinder, gentler, less murder-happy version of himself.

Ian constantly hopes Damon will get his mojo back. But just because Ian is a fan of the Damon who drinks tons of booze, sleeps with lots of chicks, and acts like an all around badass, it doesn’t mean his sweeter side doesn’t have its draws. When the elder Salvatore is doing romantic gestures for Elena (Nina Dobrev) — telling her he loves her and compelling her to forget, for example — or taking care of a dying Rose (Lauren Cohan), he reveals an appealing part of his personality that normally remains hidden.

So, both the bad guy and the sensitive soul are appealing in different ways, but which Damon is your favorite?


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