We’re two episodes into Legacies, the latest CW spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, and one thing is certain: That weird knife is super important and probably supernatural.

Landon stole it from the Salvatore School before leaving, and he might not be human. The dragon also wanted it in Legacies Episode 2, but why do all these supernatural creatures want the knife?

“There’s something about this knife that nobody can destroy,” showrunner Julie Plec told TV Guide. “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.”

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Aria Shahghasemi as Landon in 'Legacies' Season 1 Episode 3 "We're Being Punked, Pedro" 

So what if there’s more going on than just some monsters trying to get a magic knife? What if there’s something about the knife that not only draws supernatural creatures to it, but draws it to supernatural creatures?

That would explain why the dragon burned the people on the bus with Landon and why the gargoyle at the school has come alive. They could be following a sort of beacon to the knife.

“My working theory: the knife is drawn to Landon,” redditor u/Torticat2018 speculated in a recent Reddit discussion. “He didn’t steal from the school. It simply materialized in his pocket. Also, I don’t think he was lying about dropping in the woods. Instead, it again materialized in his pocket.”

Landon is some sort of supernatural creature, so what if whatever he might be is what draws the knife to him? u/Torticat2018 touched on this idea in their theory while adding a multi-dimensional twist.

“It’s possible the creatures are from another dimension,” they wrote, which the knife Landon activated unlocked. I guess that makes the knife a key.”

This would also explain why Legacies features supernatural creatures not seen in the Vampire Diaries universe before.

More importantly, what if Landon controls that key? He seems to be a villain (or villain-like), but the supernatural creatures at the Salvatore School could all be the villains of someone’s story.

In the series trailer, Hope asked, “When we’re young, we’re taught the difference between a hero and a villain, good and evil, a savior and a lost cause, but what if the truth is that the only difference is just who’s telling the story?” What if that’s the case with Landon?

Hopefully we’ll learn more in Legacies Episode 3.

Legacies airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on the CW.

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