Ward | Damon
Without freaky mind powers? Not really. We have a thing, called a Sire bond. If a vampire is in love with their sire as a human, it manifests into a really creepy having to do everything they say thing.
It's happened to me twice. Once in the twenties. I took the cowards way out and abandoned Charlotte that time. Second time was Elena, and we somehow accidentally fixed it.
Actually, in all seriousness. The pedastal thing. That's probably like me and Katherine. And, I realised she was a bitch when I found out she'd abandoned me for 150 years, rather than being trapped.