Hayley Marshall entered The Vampire Diaries on a mission to learn about her birth family and why she was adopted, and the details of her hidden lineage ended up being critical to her position in the New Orleans supernatural community. Though her daughter, Hope, was the key to launching the spinoff The Originals, Hayley was frequently the most motivated, active figure, tracking down anyone who knew about her background. As Hayley learned more about her birth family, she consistently used the information to fight for her family and build a place for the werewolves in New Orleans.

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Author: Meagan Bojarski