Doppelganger - The Vampire Diaries
ARTICLES, Fantasy, Fantasy Creatures, Luna Nyx Frost, Television Series

Dark Mirage

When looking into the mirror is it really our reflection that is looking back at us? Scientists claim that it’s merely our reflection, from the eyes taking in partials of light reflecting off the glass’s surface. There is a more sinister theory for our mirror image. Many believe they are portals to the mirror world where our dark half or doppelganger live.

Doppelganger Origins

There are different explanations for a doppelganger depended on the culture you’re visiting in the world. The ancient Egyptians referred to it as Ka or tangible spirit doubles. They contained the memories and emotions of the person’s form they were borrowing. In Norse mythology, they are ghastly apparitions that perform their doubles actions in advance and are called vardangers. To a few seeing a doppelganger is a dark omen signaling the hour of your death.

A Dark Purpose

Many believe that there is a place called The Mirror Realm, where our dark half or evil side resides. In this realm, some call The Negative Zone our dark twin lives parallel to our own lives. Unlike us they have paranormal abilities being able to move super-fast and have super strength. The Mirror World is a prison to them and during the Witching Hour, a ritual can be done to give them an escape.

Doppelganger - The Vampire Diaries
Doppelganger – The Vampire Diaries

Those foolish enough to cast the ritual must hide for six hours and avoid being near any reflective surfaces. Reflections are doorways to The Mirror World allowing your dark side to enter our world. Once they cross over, a doppelganger has one goal to take over your body and trap you behind the mirror. If you become trapped behind the mirror, then they are able to control your body unleashing chaos.

Do Doppelgangers Exist

Many claim that doppelgangers do not exist. That we are merely seeing our own reflections in the mirror and that the idea of them moving behind the glass is a hallucination of our mind. Explaining why we only see them at three o’clock in the morning, or when we are at the crossroads of dreaming and being awake. I can’t help but question this logic, knowing that all types of creatures exist in our world. Like many paranormal phenomena, there’s no evidence to confirm or deny their existence.

Doppelganger - The Vampire Diaries
Doppelganger – The Vampire Diaries

The idea that there is an evil twin hiding behind the mirror is terrifying to some yet to others they see it as an opportunity to enrich their novels and television scripts. Many are fascinated with the concept and have put their own spin on the lore, using this concept to create twists and shocking revelations to their stories. Artists and creative minds show us that everyone enjoys the idea of having a twin out there, even if they’re a little evil.

Now, shush, I’m trying to read.

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