|“||I am a mess. I cry all day. I feed all night. All I can think about is how much I miss my daughter.||„|
|~ Hayley Marshall|
Hayley Marshall is one of the main characters of The Originals and its prequel/sister series, The Vampire Diaries. She was a close friend and companion of Tyler Lockwood but she later betrayed him. After a one-night stand with The Original Hybrid, Niklaus Mikaelson, Hayley became pregnant with a baby girl and this caused the Original family to work together to protect the baby.
Throughout the Originals
She becomes the love interest of Elijah Mikaelson. Her pregnancy is the main source of conflict between the New Orleans Coven and the Original family as the Originals wanted to protect the child but the witches want the child dead.
When it was announced that she was pregnant, Klaus wanted the child dead but instead he made it his life's mission to not only reclaim the French Quarter of New Orleans but to also protect his child from the conniving and wicked witch Coven of New Orleans.
Hayley is held hostage by the witches due to her child but Rebekah saved her and as a result, the two became friends.
Hayley then became close to the Mikaelson family, forming a love-hate relationship with Klaus, a friendship with Rebekah and a romance with Elijah.
After Claire Holt left the show as Rebeckah, Haley also becomes the leader of her pack of werewolves and finds out that she is betrothed to a werewolf named Jackson. When the Guerrera family ( a family of drug traffickers) arrive in New Orleans, they are actually werewolves.
Their leader, Francesca plotted with the witches to kill Hayley's child as well as make moonlight rings for the werewolves so that Klaus can be weakened.
When she gives birth, the witches kidnap her.
She gets her throat slit by New Orleans Witch Monique Deveraux after giving birth to her daughter but comes back as a Hybrid in the Season 1 finale From a Cradle to a Grave. She and Klaus choose to send Hope away for her own safety, giving her to Rebekah Mikaelson.
In the second season, Hayley has a bloodlust and wants revenge on those who made her give her baby up. Her, along with Klaus and Elijah, Cami and Marcel teamed up to take down the Guerrera family so that Klaus can get his strength and they actually succeeded. Hayley then killed Francesca as vengeance.
The only thing Hayley wants is to reclaim her pack of werewolves and have her child back.
Hayley ends up joining Elijah, Klaus, Marcel and the surviving vampires to reclaim power and stop Esther's plot and reign.