‘Vampire Diaries’ First Look: Is Mystic Falls Safe From Vampire Elena? (PHOTO)

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If you thought that The CW’s The Vampire Diaries would make Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) look any more Katherine-like now that she’s become a vampire you were wrong.

In the first photo of Elena as a vamp seen in TV Guide Magazine, the high schooler looks just the same. Only this time, she’s behind bars.

So are Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) protecting her from herself or was this her idea?

Dobrev tells TV Guide that her character  “doesn’t want to eat people, so she’s hungry – and moody. ”  Perhaps the Salvatores may need protection from her?

Elena’s transition into the undead happened after she forced Stefan to save Matt (Zach Roerig) from their car first when Rebekah (Claire Holt) forced them into an accident that sent their car flying off the bridge. Having been given vampire blood from Dr. Fell (Torrey DeVito) to help her recover from a cerebral hemorrhage prior to the accident, her eyes opened as the credits rolled.

Moments prior she had finally made her choice between Damon and Stefan, choosing Stefan as he made her feel alive. Somerhalder mentioned during the show’s 2012 Comic-Con panel that Elena’s new character trait will add a whole new dynamic to their relationships.

On Tuesday, TVLine posted a picture of exes Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) practicing magic together. Last time we saw Bonnie practicing her craft she had performed a spell that is sure to anger her elders by putting Klaus (Joseph Morgan) into Tyler’s body.

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 PM on The CW.