|This article is about Kaleb Hawkins, a character from Legacies. You may be looking for Kaleb Westphall, a character from Season Two of The Originals, or Caleb Smallwood from the novels.|
Kaleb Hawkins is a vampire and student at the Salvatore Boarding School who first appeared on the second episode of the first season of Legacies. He is a former recurring character, having been promoted to main on the tenth episode of the second season.
Kaleb is from Georgia and at some point he allowed himself to be vulnerable to a vampire and wound up becoming one in the process. His sister was aware of this and is very supportive. He attended East Point High School and was on the East Point Mavericks football team. However, at their homecoming game on October 3rd, he succumbed to his uncontrollable bloodlust and attacked the marching band, killing numerous students. Alaric found and stopped him, though the traumatic event caused his mind to repress what happened. Afterward, he transferred schools and began attending the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted.
Throughout Legacies Series
In Hold on Tight,
In A New Hope,In Fate's A Bitch, Isn't It?,
In You Have to Pick One This Time, Kaleb sits in on the emergency session with Alaric, MG, Lizzie and Josie. They discuss how they're going to deal with Malivore and how Hope will fit into their plan. During their meeting, Hope bursts through the doors, interrupting them, but shocked they're having a meeting without her and about the barrier spell on Malivore's cage. MG leads the meeting and his plan is to target Cleo, hoping they can have her inspire a way for them to free her and, by extension, Landon. He intends to use his and Kaleb's vampiric abilities to infiltrate Malivore's consciousness. Hope likes the plan, but he explains that it's because of the way she is when it comes to Landon. Admittedly, she is their best weapon against Malivore, but they only have one shot at this and they can't afford mistakes. Hope reassures them that she wouldn't jeopardize their plan and insists on helping. Alaric leaves it to vote.
With their plan set in motion, Alaric, Kaleb, Lizzie and Josie approach Malivore, though he's already aware of what they're planning. It's a head dive and Kaleb wants to go with Alaric; he could be heading right for a trap. Malivore reminds Alaric that he'll have access to his mind as well. With Kaleb and Alaric incapacitated, Lizzie and Josie will stand watch, should anything happen, they're to pull them out. Josie is weary and suggests this plan isn't a good idea. Malivore even warns them that since he's aware of what they're doing, they'll be going into his conscious mind as opposed to his subconscious. There he'll be able to torture them. Lizzie wants to call it off, but Alaric decides against that. He and Kaleb take the plunge and head into Malivore's mind.
Kaleb finds Alaric in what appears to be his old high school, East Point, as opposed to the darkness or any monster. He's there as Alaric's wingman, and together, they realize it's the night when they first met.. It's the night of homecoming.
Alaric attempts to find a way out of the fabricated prison but every door he tries is locked. Kaleb clearly remembers the night-he caught the winning touchdown and believed he'd be going pro if it wasn't for Alaric finding him. Alaric believes that football would have been the least of his worries, and he rhetorically questions what he meant by that. It's also the night he fed on someone, but he reminds Kaleb that it's also the night he tried to kill him, too. He chalks it up to the appearance of a vampire hunter with a crossbow. He concludes that Alaric didn't trust him, back then and today to come with him into Malivore's mind. Alaric admits that he's only ever tried to look out for him, but their conversation is stopped when a light appears down a vacant hallway. They follow it through into a locker room and straight to Malivore. Interestingly, Malivore has seen into their minds and this particular memory doesn't quite match up.
In the fabricated reality, Malivore shows Kaleb his memories on a projector. Kaleb did feed that night, but that was just the appetizer. Kaleb's memory comes rushing back to him and realizes that he attacked and killed a handful of students because of his uncontrollable bloodlust. The event was so traumatic that his mind repressed it. Malivore, however, intensifies Kaleb's bloodlust and Alaric attempts to help him and wants Kaleb to pull them out of his mind. Kaleb can't and explains that Malivore has a hold of his mind and isn't letting him.. Alaric attempts to grab his vervain, but Malivore has rewritten the memory. Before Malivore leaves, he tells them that if they die within his consciousness, it will severely damage their minds in the real world.
Kaleb struggles to fight his hunger and tells him that he needs to feed. Alaric tries to talk Kaleb through his heightened bloodlust. He wonders why Alaric never told him what he did, but he only explains that Kaleb didn't need to know. All that matters is that he can beat this. Kaleb lasts as long as he can but succumbs to the bloodlust and attempts to attack Alaric; however, a figure puts himself in between them. Kaleb feeds on Landon, who quickly recovers without injury. Both he and Alaric are happy to see him.
With Malivore still distracted , they leave the school and sit on the bleachers on the football field; the three of them catch up on missing events. He attempts to continue to tell him more, but Landon shuts him down, reminding him that he can't know since Malivore would know. Alaric assures him that Hope is on the case. Ultimately, Landon believes that as long as he's the only viable vessel, this only ends in two ways. He either dies, or Hope becomes a tribrid. Landon wants them to avoid the latter. Alaric reminds him that if they kill his body, then that would be closing the last door in or out of Malivore. He would be trapped. Landon knows this, but asks Alaric to do it. Their conversation is cut short when a bright white light engulfs them. They've been expelled from his consciousness by Lizzie and Josie. Back in the gym, Hope asks if they found anything out about Landon, but Kaleb tells her they didn't find anything.
Later that night, he and Alaric share a drink. Kaleb's still reeling from the repressed memories of killing those students, believing that he was better than that. Alaric reminds Kaleb just how far he's come. When they first met, he attacked him instantly and today he fought that urge; that is growth. Kaleb attributes that the only reason he was able to get the chance to grow was because of Alaric bringing him to the Salvatore School in the first place. He comes to the conclusion that he doesn't think he would be the person he is if he had known what he had done. Sometimes the truth can do more harm than good, at least until you're ready to hear it. Together, they believe Hope isn't ready yet for what they learned today and Kaleb backs whatever decision Alaric has to come.
In There's No I In Team, or Whatever, Hope brings together him, MG, Wade, Josie and Jed and explains that this was the memory that Cleo shared with her. She explains that if they can find a way to replicate the spell, then they can transfer Malivore out of Landon. Since MG pointed out that Malivore was trying to splinter them, she's adapting and open to collaboration. The team agrees to the plan and Jed questions if Cleo inspired any blueprints for the spell. That, however, is something they'll have to figure out. Wade inquires about Landon, but either way, they need Malivore out of him.
Kaleb heads to Alaric's office, upset for having lied to Hope about Landon, again. It's a necessary evil, though his attention quickly falls to what Alaric is unboxing. They're t-shirts for Movie in the Square. Their school still owes community service for last year's football fiasco. Alaric needs Kaleb and Lizzie to supervise the students while at the event.
At the Town Square, Kaleb listens to Lizzie talks about her and Ethan. Despite their common interests, she doesn't have that spark of romance. Unlike her, Kaleb is stuck shilling out popcorn to townies instead of rescuing Cleo. Lizzie reminds him that they're here so Hope and the others don't have to be. Lizzie siphons from him and causes the popcorn machine to explode spewing popcorn everywhere. Ethan rushes over to help Lizzie and Kaleb walks away, though discovering MG hiding and watching Lizzie.
Kaleb confronts MG for spying on Lizzie. MG is adamant that the human and supernatural work don't mix, and when they do, never ends wells for the human. He doesn't want Ethan getting mixed up with that again. Kaleb counters that he's jealous, to which MG admits to being. He wonders if her and Ethan's time is now while his time has come and gone.
Later that night, he and MG talk. He encourages MG to talk to Lizzie, though after the movie. Distracted, they quickly lose sight of Lizzie and goes in search of her, though they only find an unconscious Ethan. MG takes Ethan back to the Salvatore School while he continues to search for Lizzie who's been kidnapped by the dybbuk possessed Ryan.
Lizzie's held captive by the dybbuk who threatens to burn her alive but Kaleb rushes to her rescue. He attempts to bind the monster with a steel bar, but the monster's superior strength knocks him through a wall. Hope appears and performs the transfusion ritual on Ryan, transferring the dybbuk out of him and saves his life with Kaleb's vampiric blood.He, Lizzie, and Hope rush Ryan back to the hospital. Lizzie confides to Kaleb that Ethan coming to rescue her was an epic move, and also thanks Kaleb for saving her. Kaleb is modest and admits that Hope was the one to actually save her. With Ryan saved, the three of them head back to the school, learning that Malivore has escaped, rather Alaric was forced to release him, with Ethan. Alaric comes clean to Hope about Landon.
Kaleb has an outgoing, athletic, and impulsive personality. At first glance, Kaleb can be seen as your average pumped-up jock, but he has a dark, impulsive side to himself. Although he claims he doesn't kill, Kaleb willingly feeds off of the blood of humans and compels said-humans (particularly young females), which proves that he doesn't truly care for the well-being of humans. Kaleb strongly believes in his own philosophy, "vamps before tramps," which often gets him into sticky situations. His ways of feeding off of humans, more recently, has landed him in trouble at his boarding school and with local law enforcement. Kaleb attempted to evade and even threaten those who confronted him about his ways of feeding and his behavior, but this recently landed him imprisoned in his boarding school's jail-like cellar.
On the other hand, he does have a sympathetic and caring side to him as when Dorian revealed that MG was a ripper, he watched over him as he felt guilty for what happened. He also does care about the other students that are not vampires, as he confided in Alaric that besides vampires needing human blood, witches need to learn offensive magic so they can protect each other and themselves from the oncoming threats they encounter.
He has a tall stature and a medium sized build, usually wearing dark colored clothing. He has brown eyes and long black hair seen in dreads, but is usually put up in a ponytail.
Powers and Abilities
Kaleb possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a non-Original vampire.
Kaleb has the typical weaknesses of a non-Original vampire.
At first, Kaleb thought little of MG and frequently competed with him, especially by using their vampire abilities. However, Kaleb learned how genuine of a friend MG could be and he grew to enjoy spending time with MG. Due to the supernatural events happening to their school in the first season of "Legacies", they allied with each other against said-forces. Due to this, Kaleb grew closer with MG and he has proclaimed MG to be like his family. They are currently close friends and allies.
- Kaleb and Lizzie (Classmates/Frenemies/Former Allies)
- Kaleb and Hope (Classmates/Fellow Honor Council Representatives/Allies)
- Kaleb and Josie (Classmates/Fellow Honor Council Representatives/Allies)
- Kaleb and Rafael (Friends/Allies/Former Classmates/Fellow Honor Council Representatives)
- Kaleb and Cleo (Classmates/Crush)
- Kaleb is a variant spelling of Caleb. It is an Hebrew masculine given name and means "dog" or "brave".
- Hawkins is a surname of English and Irish origin meaning "son of Hawkin".
- He is the first student shown from the boarding school to threaten Alaric Saltzman.
|Kaleb has a photo gallery.|
- In Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn, Kaleb mentions he's new this year at the school during the game.