Trying to find some new happiness, no matter how much you've lost. He originally came to Mystic Falls to find the vampire who killed his wife, but learned that she voluntarily became a vampire and left him. Alaric is a Human, Vampire Hunter, former history teacher at Mystic Falls High School and a former Enhanced Original, not by being one of the first vampires as the Mikaelson Family is, but instead being turned through an altered version of the spell used on the Mikaelson family.When Mystic Falls was saved, Alaric, along with Caroline, set up the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted.
Alaric took over her research and found out about Mystic Falls and the rumors about vampires being alive in the town.
He went there to find out the truth and discover what had happened to his wife.
Alaric later became a father when his children, Lizzie and Josie, were saved by the Gemini Coven and carried by Caroline Forbes.
They would later set up a home together and eventually became engaged.
He said that she was "Like Mulder, except hotter, and a girl".
At some point, Isobel gave him a ring and told him to always wear it.Alaric became an Enhanced Original Vampire through Esther's magic so he could kill her children with the last, and indestructible, White Oak Stake, to make the vampire species extinct before his death, his life having been linked to Elena's. Alaric is now resurrected as his Original Vampire self, while his alter-ego appears to have gone away for good upon his resurrection.While trying to save Damon from Tripp Cooke, Alaric was pulled into the magic purification zone over Mystic Falls.One night, he returned home late to find a vampire in his bedroom drinking Isobel's blood.Her body was never found and she was assumed to be dead.He is also Damon's best friend alongside Bonnie; Damon even calling Alaric "brother" on occasions.