The Vampire Diaries
Jonas and Luka Martin
Anna and Pearl
I was actually going to do a couple of other characters before this one, but because of my current "defend Asian America" kick, the character of Aimee Bradley got bumped to the front of the line. I was mistaken to say Anna and Pearl were the only Asian characters on the show, but that's because I mistook the gorgeously luminous actress Tiya Sircar for African American. She actually looks like a lot of African Americans, and East Africans too, but she's of East Indian descent. A native Texan, she speaks multiple languages, including Bengali and Spanish. I'm guessing she's often mistaken for Latina as well.
But I digress; the beautiful Tiya had the misfortune to portray Aimee in three episodes from the second season of TVD. She's another partying teen from Mystic Falls who sounds more Californian than Southern.
She initially has a thing for the human Matt, which annoys the vampire Caroline. Caroline uses vampire compulsion to make Aimee go after the werewolf Tyler, but once the compulsion wears off, Aimee stops Tyler in mid-make out. Since Tyler is portrayed by stunning Mexican-American actor Michael Trevino, I'm wondering what crack the writers were smoking because no straight woman in her right mind would pass him up.
Aimee's not a major character, so there's little more to say about her. She's just another citizen of Mystic Falls.
Which brings us to the dead Negro portion of the post (and the total Asian death toll to three in three years, with no replacements so far).
The vampire Stefan is trying negotiate with a particularly hostile vampire Katherine at a masquerade ball. To get Stefan to shut up and do what she wants, Katherine shows him that the world is her playground and she will kill anyone and everyone to make him cooperate.
Guess who just happens to show up during their conversation and help Katherine make her point?
|Pretending to help with a necklace clasp.|
|Paralyzing her from the waist.|