In season 3 of The Originals, when Camille died with vampire blood in her system and woke up, Klaus tried to seduce her to drink human blood to complete the transition. She refused. He didn't want to lose her, so he even forced her to drink human blood. But, he didn't compel her to drink human blood.

So, I wondered whether an original vampire can compel someone in transition. It's a grey area because the same episode said that she was neither dead nor alive (a mystical shield couldn't let anyone dead or alive cross, but she crossed). Based on The Vampire Diaries (which shares the same universe with The Originals), any vampire including originals can compel an alive (human) and original vampires can compel even dead (vampires), but what about someone in transition?

This particular scene in which Klaus didn't compel Camille doesn't give evidence that someone in transition can't be compelled because there can be other reasons why he didn't compel her. I just watched that episode randomly on TV (I had stopped watching The Originals in season 2), so I don't exactly have state Camille was in. But, based on flashback, an another vampire girl who was jealous that Klaus loved Camille instead of her compelled Camille to take her blood and slit her own throat. So if she wanted Klaus to suffer, it's possible that she made sure that Camille couldn't be compelled (there are herbs and witches to screw things up). Or, maybe, Klaus simply didn't want to compel the woman he loved.

Can an original vampire compel someone in transition? Can a normal vampire compel someone in transition?


Can an original vampire compel someone in transition?

Why not. Original vampires can compel humans and they can even compel vampires then why not human during transition. It makes senses to assume they can.

Can a normal vampire compel someone in transition?

No they supposedly can't. When humans are under transition state they start getting their memories back which they lost to old compulsions. Which does suggest they are out of reach for compulsion. It's never stated but seems so.

  • Can you provide evidence for how you came to these conclusions? In particular the second. – Edlothiad Sep 28 '17 at 10:58
  • @Edlothiad updated – Steve Harrington Sep 28 '17 at 11:01

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