In the massive cure hunt that is The Vampire Diaries Season 4, there has been a lot of debate over who wants the cure and why, not to mention who should or shouldn’t get their hands on this second chance at humanity. But one vamp who has expressed exactly zero interest in taking the cure is Damon (Ian Somerhalder); on the contrary, he’s made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of ever giving up his vamp status.

So obviously, that makes us think about Damon taking the cure! Could it happen? What would happen if he did?

If there’s one thing we know about Damon, it’s that he’s not exactly forthcoming with his feelings. Sure, he relishes the power that comes with being an immortal, but he’s not as tough as he pretends. Remember way back in Season 2, Episode 12, when Rose died and Damon got drunk and lay in the middle of the road until a Good Samaritan stopped to help him?  He laid this little doozy on us:

You are my existential crisis. Do I kill you or do I not kill you? But I have to, Jessica, because I’m not human. And I miss it. I miss it more than anything in the world. That is my secret. But there is only so much hurt a man can take.”

Sure, much he later told Elena (Nina Dobrev), "You know, I used to miss being human. Now I can’t think of anything more miserable on earth," but there’s a big possibility he’s all talk. He’s not one for showing his gushy center to the world.

Speaking of which, what would it do to his relationship with Elena? There was a time that a human Damon might have been a decent match for the big-hearted newbie vamp, but now that Elena’s humanity is behind her we’re not so sure. Then again, their relationship isn’t exactly smooth sailing at the moment anyway, since she currently cares about no one and nothing, so it’s not like he’d be throwing a wrench in some otherwise-perfect romantical works.

Damon may talk a big game, but do you think there’s a chance he’d end up loving being human? It would be one hell of an adjustment, but Damon’s hot and rich, and he’d probably do just fine with life and the ladies even without compulsion. That being said, maybe he’d finally have a chance at real love, since he and brother Stefan (Paul Wesley) might not go for the same ladies quite as often as they are now, if one was a vamp and the other human.

Or on the other hand, would he just be miserable and immediately set out to get someone to bite him again? With all the vamp friends he has, there must be someone who would turn him back into one of them before Klaus murders him just for funsies.

What do you think? Is there any chance Damon could take the cure? What would happen if it did? We know you’ve got theories, and we want to hear them all!