'Legacies' Spoilers: Is Landon Actually a Supernatural Creature?
At first glance, Landon appeared to be just another human who’s stumbled into the supernatural world of CW’s Legacies. However, the first two episodes of the series suggest that’s not true at all, and he may be part of that world himself.
Spoilers for Legacies Season 1 Episode 2 below.
Hope first met Landon during the final season of The Originals, but at the time he had no idea she was supernatural or about any of the supernatural creatures in Mystic Falls. Or did he?
In the premiere of the spinoff series Legacies, Landon was introduced to that world through one of his friends, Rafael, who turned out to be a werewolf. To keep the supernatural world and the supernatural students at the Salvatore School secret and safe, Alaric had Landon compelled to forget, but for some reason, it didn’t work. He stole a knife with unknown supernatural origins from the school and didn’t go home as he’d been told to do.
“If his mind can’t be controlled by a supernatural being, then that only means one thing,” Alaric told Hope about her new friend. “He is a supernatural being.”
Along with Rafael, they found Landon and the knife he took in Episode 2, but they weren’t the only ones looking for him. We also learned that it wasn’t Landon who burned all the other passengers on his bus. It was a dragon, and that dragon wanted the knife, too.
Landon lied, claiming he dropped the knife in the woods while running from the creature. But he had it and gave it to Hope after the dragon attacked them. Hope and Alaric used it against the dragon, but by the time they killed it, Landon and Rafael were gone.
Earlier in the episode, Landon also claimed he didn’t remember stealing the knife, but was he telling the truth? Something about this knife seems to be attracting supernatural creatures. Landon stole it, the dragon wanted it, and at the end of the episode once it’s been returned to the school we see a gargoyle on campus open its eyes, presumably about to go looking for the same knife.
What is it about that knife?
“It’s a little bit of a season about a knife,” showrunner Julie Plec told TV Guide. “There’s something about this knife that nobody can destroy, nobody can define, nobody can understand what it does, why it does what it does, and most importantly, why a whole menagerie of thought to be fictional creatures are coming after that knife.”
After encountering the dragon, Alaric worried about protecting the kids at the school, including his daughters, from “stuff that’s not supposed to exist.” The dragon was one such creature, and the gargoyle seems to be another. Is Landon also one? Is that why he was drawn to the knife and stole it?
And if he is one of these supernatural creatures that’s not supposed to exist, that could also explain why he was able to escape from the dragon on the bus. However, that could just be because he had the knife at the time. Could the supernatural nature of the knife have protected him?
Furthermore, Hope had a death spell with her in the woods. When Alaric realized she brought it to use on Landon (since they didn’t know about the dragon when they left), he argued Landon was just a kid.
But maybe he’s not.
Legacies airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on the CW.