- "No one in my family can truly be trusted."
- ―Rebekah Mikaelson about her father and siblings.
The Mikaelson family, also known as the Original family, were the very first family of Vampires in the world in the Return of Royalty series and all Vampires are descended from them. They are also known as the Originals, the first and strongest Vampires in the world that were divided and neutralized one after the other, by the Volturi and other powerful Vampire Covens.
- Magnus Mikaelson - A dark Magic sorcerer and the only one of his kind, was the oldest child of Esther and Mikael, he is the current Patriarch of the Original Vampire family.
- Elijah Mikaelson - The second son of Esther and Mikael, he represents the family out to the public and tries to aid the control over the rest of the family, he is the second child of the Original Vampire family.
- Aedan Mikaelson - The third son Mikael and stepson of Esther, he was in a relationship with Tiffany Call and was also a shape-shifter prior to becoming an Original Vampire.
- Niklaus Mikaelson - The third son of Esther and step-son to Mikael, Klaus was actually the son of Esther and an unnamed Shape-shifter, he was also the one to kill Esther and Mikael.
- Kol Mikaelson - The forth son of Esther and Mikael, he was described as the most vicious and looks up to Niklaus for the chaos his brother creates, Kol seems interested in Seth Clearwater and wants to see the animal inside the youth be unrestrained furthermore by the Pack.
- Rebekah Mikaelson - The only daughter of Mikael and Esther as well as the fifth of the Original Vampire family, Rebekah was described as stubborn with her father's temper, she was upset that her mother was killed but likewise dispirited with her memory upon learning she intended to kill them all.
- Aedan Mikaelson - The fifth son Mikael and stepson of Esther, he was in a relationship with gwen call and is the youngest of their family.