Today's guest post comes from the lovely Kris, who runs A Book From Snowy River
Sidekick: Meredith Sulez (Vampire Diaries)
Why Kris LOVES her Sidekick –and why we should, too!
Meredith Sulez is an awesome 18 year old human character in the popular series, the Vampire Diaries. Known for being rational, smart, graceful and very skilled, she is best friends with Elena Gilbert and Bonnie. If you ask me, she is the perfect best friend – strong, fearless, loyal, independent, calm, caring and knows how to kick butt! Don’t let her non magical status fool you, she is actually a vampire hunter and has the skill to take them down. Not only that, but she is one of Fell’s Church most wanted girls – tall, olive, black hair and piercing dark eyes. Sadly for the boys in town, her boyfriend, Alaric Saltzman, the school’s history teacher won her first. You may think it’s odd with the age gap, but she is very mature.
The one thing that makes her even more amazing is that Damon admits he is afraid of her and you know if Damon is afraid, she is not someone to be messed with.
Damon and Meredith having a conversation about her spiked fighting stave:
“So you really don’t know how to use it?”
“i’d just started practising when Shinichi turned up. But, no, I don’t really have a clue. I’m just pretty good with a bo staff, though, so I just use it like that.”
“You didn’t use it like a bo staff on me.”
“I was hoping to persuade you, not kill you. I couldn’t think of how to explain to Elena that I’d broken all your bones.”
All in all, she is my favourite sidekick simply because she doesn’t try hard to be something she isn’t. She’s a normal girl that just happens to be skilled in defending her friends – in fact, if you compare her to the other girls, she is the strongest. You should love her too, because she is the glue in the group, keeps everyone strong and grounded. If it wasn’t for her, there are many moments they wouldn’t have survived. All stories need someone like Meredith.
‘Bonnie, I have a duty to help look out for everyone now,’ Meredith said simply.' 'Damon's dead. Stefan doesn’t want to hurt humans, and that handicaps him. Elena’s powers are gone. Even though the kitsune were defeated, we still need protection. We’ll always need to be careful.’
Meredith can also be found in the new episodes of the Vampire Diaires, as Meredith Fell, a doctor/vampire hunter. As we all know, the tv series doesn’t follow the books to the word, but there is no doubt Meredith’s strength and qualities in the book have been transferred to the tv character.