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|Born||* February 4, 1976|
|Occupation|| * History Teacher at Mystic Falls High School
|Species||* Human (originally)|
|Family members|| * Isobel Flemming † (Wife)
|Played by||* Matthew Davis|
|First seen||* History Repeating|
|Last seen||* Graduation (Ghost)|
Alaric J. "Ric" Saltzman was a vampire hunter and a history teacher at Mystic Falls High School. He originally came to Mystic Falls to find the vampire that killed his wife, but learned that she voluntarily became a vampire and left him. He also learned that his wife had a child when she was in her teens, a daughter named Elena Gilbert, who is now his student. Alaric began a relationship with her adoptive aunt Jenna. Ironically, he was technically Elena's step-father due to his marriage to Isobel. Following Jenna's tragic death, he seemed to step into his step-father role to Elena and a father figure to her brother Jeremy. He was also Damon's best friend.
As a Vampire Hunter he designed several weapons to fight vampires which include vervain tranquilizers and arm vest stakes.
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