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In Vampire Diaries S02E21 and also a few near-by episodes, it is said that Klaus is cursed - as he is both a Vampire and a Werewolf and more powerful than both.

How is it a curse and not a blessing?

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From Vampire Diaries Wiki:

Hybrids are obligated to serve Klaus because his blood created them and they feel loyal to him because he freed them from the pain of turning every full moon. They have limited free will, along with lack of control.

This lack of control and their susceptibility to mind-control is a curse which only hybrids have.

EDIT: In light of OP's edit, narrowing down the discussion to Klaus only, the possible explanation is the worst of both the species - Vampires and Werewolves. The thirst for blood, as well as the pain of turning into a wolf.

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But Klaus doesn't has it right. He is not cursed. –  user221287 Dec 21 '12 at 12:36
    
You are correct, Klaus is exempt from the curse as he is the first hybrid. –  KeyBrd Basher Dec 21 '12 at 13:53
    
And my question is particularly about Klaus. –  user221287 Dec 22 '12 at 5:31
    
Ya I can see that the edit specifies that now! –  KeyBrd Basher Dec 24 '12 at 5:44

It's called a curse because the original witch (his mother) did a spell on him to suppress his werewolf part. At the end of season 2, he broke the curse. He could turn freely thereafter and the the curse no longer exists.

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It's a curse because he has the disadvantages of both. He thirsts for blood while suffering the effects of turning into a Wherewolf.

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