Alric Saltzman was a vampire hunter and husband of Isobel Flemming and former history teacher at Mystic Falls High School, and is an original vampire across species, as well as Original Haunted, not being one of the first vampires like family Mikaelson. He initially came to Mystic Falls to find the vampire responsible for the killing of his wife, but found that it was voluntarily become a vampire and left him. He discovered that his wife had a daughter when she was a teenager, a daughter named Elena Gilbert, his pupil. Alaric began a romantic relationship with her aunt Jenna Sommers. After the tragic death of Jenna, seemed to enter his role as stepfather to Elena and is a father figure to his brother, Jeremy. He is also the best friend of Damon Salvatore along with Enzo. Alaric was regarded as a brother by Damon in various occasione.Dall'eccessivo use the Ring Gilbert, Esther manipulated his spirit while he was on the other side before he rose again, and as a result has developed an alter ego, called Darkness by Bonnie Bennett and did harm to others, thanks to his hatred of vampires and vampire sympathizers, killing members of the Board of Founders of Mystic Fallsche protected the vampires. Alaric has become a vampire original bewitched by the magic of Esther in order to kill her children with the last and indestructible, bollard White Oak, to destroy any sort of vampires before his death, his was linked to that Elena, who induced to kill Rebekah Mikaelson allowing them to stop Alaric. Later Alaric resources from Vampire Original, while his alter-ego seems to have gone away forever on his resurrection.