Klaus Mikaelson ( Joseph Morgan) was, without a doubt, one of the best characters The Vampire Diaries and The Originals ever featured. He was complicated but relatable, sexy yet sensitive. He was basically everything a swoon-worthy CW vampire should be. He had a dark streak deep enough to make him rich with story possibilities and that carried The Originals through five whole seasons. Unfortunately, those five seasons ended in tragedy as Klaus eventually met the end we all kind of knew was coming for him.

In order to save the life of his daughter, Hope ( Danielle Rose Russell), Klaus sacrificed his life, getting as close to redemption for his wicked past as he was every likely to. Now, one year later, we're still not sure how we feel about that tragic series finale that cost us so much, but we do know one thing: We miss Klaus Mikaelson just as much as we did the day he died.

To show our love (and ease the pain a little bit) enjoy all our favorite GIFs of Klaus from way back in his early The Vampire Diaries days to the very end of The Originals.

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