|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.|
|“||Being a vampire it... it ain't everything I say it is. It ain't about power or blood or being better than other people. I guess I just say that stuff to make myself feel okay with the fact that people like you and me, we got a big struggle ahead of us. A hard life. But we can be in it together.||”|
Not much is known about Kaleb's history.
Throughout Legacies Series
In I'll Never Give Up Hope, Kaleb takes MG home with him and his family for the summer. MG is brooding over Lizzie, but Kaleb tells him to enjoy the sunlight and his summer away from the school. He invites MG to take part in his families annual cooking contest, which excites the two boys, with Kaleb vowing that they will beat his Uncle Earl this year.
After the cooking contest, MG tells Kaleb that he thinks he has found "the one" and points out a girl in an orange dress. Kaleb scoffs, telling MG that he can have anyone but her as it is his sister, Kym. This surprises MG, but hits hard at the same time. Kaleb promises to help he get what he really wants, Lizzie Saltzman.
In This Year Will Be Different, Kaleb overhears Lizzie embracing her year of opportunities. He sees this as MG's perfect opportunity to ask her out on a date and relays this information to him. He further coaches MG through how he is going to admit his feelings to Lizzie, making sure that it is perfectly rehearsed.
In You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know, Kaleb participates in the annual charity football game against Mystic Falls High School. He is happy but surprised to find out that they are permitted to use their supernatural abilities following Professor Vardemus' control of the school. On the pitch, he enjoys winning, but quickly realizes that Alaric was right, they should not use their abilities to win. He tells Josie that he will no longer use his abilities to win the match.
In Screw Endgame, MG introduces Sebastian and Kaleb, firstly by asking if Kaleb can see Sebastian. Kaleb cannot see Sebastian — as MG thought — and initially believes that MG has gone crazy. MG explains the situation, however, and Kaleb asks MG to ask Sebastian what he wants. When MG relays that Sebastian wants MG and Kaleb to wake him up, Kaleb is not sure.
The two eventually find Sebastian's body, but are not sure on whether to wake him up — Kaleb is extremely concerned with what Sebastian did to deserve being desiccated. The two consult Alaric, who tells the two that they should leave him desiccated as they have no idea what kind of vampire he could be. MG is conflicted, but Kaleb appreciates the advice. Before Kaleb is leaving, Alaric questions why Kaleb voted him out of his position as headmaster, however he admits that he was the only one that voted for him to stay, with all other members of the Honor Council voting him out.
Kaleb still cannot see Sebastian, therefore has issues communicating with him, to remedy this, he feeds Sebastian small amounts of blood; just enough for Sebastian to increase in strength. Sebastian is able to extend his telepathic link to communicate with Kaleb, who asks him what he did to deserve desiccation and what type of vampire he is. Kaleb is able to trick Sebastian into revealing his true nature (that he is ripper-like), and Kaleb says he will burn Sebastian's body after the dance. He never gets chance to, however, as Wade indirectly awakens Sebastian.
In That's Nothing I Had to Remember, Kaleb is reluctant to give Kym a tour of the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted, and repeatedly tells her that there is nothing interesting at the school. He is eventually proven wrong, however, when Lizzie and MG tackle a zombie-jogger in front of Kym.
In an attempt to capture Sebastian, Kaleb works with Kym and MG to trap Sebastian by using Kym as bait. The plan is successful and Kaleb is able to snap his neck and chain him up. They try to get answers from Sebastian about the croatoan, however are unsuccessful as he barely remembers his history.
When Alaric reveals the existence of the supernatural world to Sheriff Mac, she does not take it too well and Alaric asks Kaleb to compel her knowledge of the supernatural from her memory.
In This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent, Kaleb tells Hope that he has been asking for the same thing each year for the past couple of years, but has not received it. He makes a joke about having to be good this year to get onto Santa's nice list. Later, it is revealed that Kaleb had been asking for a car, and is gifted the car by Santa, who turns out to be real.
In This is Why We Don't Entrust Plans to Muppet Babies, he gets into an argument with Jed as the qareen's influence spreads around the school. Later, he and the rest of the students are cheering Wade on, but isn't really sure why they are really doing it for. He and the other students witness Wade's fairy wings and take-down of the qareen.
In What Cupid Problem?, he is asked by MG what Kym likes and tells him she likes pool parties, chocolate covered strawberries and frosé. He then goes on a run through the school grounds as the others deal with the new creature and sees MG with Alyssa. He later arrives at a Super Squad meeting, noticing it's not the same people that he usually deals with, and heads off in his new car with Pedro to find Cupid. Arriving at a bar, he and the others go inside to see him eating on an unknown man's heart, leaving them all disgusted. After Landon fails to shoot the arrows and Hope leaves after magically hitting the arrows into Cupid's body, it's revealed that it isn't really Cupid. Kaleb and Landon read an entry about the Erotes and find the answer to who they are really dealing with. After getting angry with MG about what he was doing with Alyssa, the two go to save her before Alyssa kills her. Unfortunately, Alyssa slows them down with a spell and Kym knocks her out. In the werewolf cell, he talks to Alyssa about MG and that she should find somebody else to crush on, leaving her inside as he walks away.
In You Can't Save Them All, he goes with Jed and MG to find their array of weapons that were stolen. While trying to figure out how to work the magical moth device, Kaleb and Jed have minor arguments, with MG thinking it involves the conflict that the vampires and werewolves have had for centuries.
When Jed gets it work, they follow him until the light emitting from the moth stops. Kaleb and Jed argue yet again until MG is told it's about Alyssa, not the vampire-werewolf conflict. MG gets between the two as they argue, pointing out the zombie jogger that has the other identical moth device around his neck. Kaleb uses his vamp speed to knock over the jogger and Jed stabs him with a piece of wood in the head, killing the jogger, and grabbing the moth around his neck. As MG heads into the abandoned trailer, he and Jed argue more.
Later, Kaleb asks if Dorian is going to be okay and is told he will be healing at the hospital. He, MG and Rafael share an alocoholic drink with Alaric, who toasts for a better tomorrow.
In Life Was So Much Easier When I Only Cared About Myself, he stops Josie siphoning from MG and looks at her as she walks away. He overhears Alaric and Vardemus talking about locking Josie up in the chambre de chasse box and knows that Josie is fully capable of working her way out of the box. He argues that Josie is capable of doing worse since she almost dessicated MG and they need to treat it as a monster problem, telling Alaric he needs to sit this situation out, with Hope magically transporting him into the box. He then turns to Hope and asks her what plan she has in mind.
Later, he stands by as Jed asks if they can stop her like all the others monsters, with Kaleb coming to him and bringing Jed outside for some air. He then goes to Alaric's secret weapons room and grabs at least things, asking Hope what she's going to do to stop him, and Hope sends him to the box with Alaric. While in the box, he gets confronted by Alaric and under the simulation, Kaleb speaks with an English accent and offers assistance to Alaric.
Still in the simulation, he asks how long he's been trying to go over the wall. He suggests they work together and split the elixir. He says either he trusts him or shoot, with Alaric shooting a snake nearby, leaving Kaleb somewhat rattled. They shake hands and he asks what Alaric is staring at as vines around the wall spell out a word. While Alaric regains his memories, Kaleb wonders what's wrong with him.
He and Alaric manage to get out of the simulation, heading to the gymansium. He sees Alyssa is alive, while also surprised she is in the process. Afterwards, he sits and listens to Alaric's speech, saddened by the events that have taken place. He walks with Alaric into the office and tells Alaric he bought the speech. They then wait as Lizzie resurrects and listens as MG explains the Plan B to Lizzie.
In Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing, he walks in with Alaric and Jed seeing Lizzie disguised as Josie. He worries with Lizzie being there and whispers to Alaric about it, but is interrupted and watches as Lizzie convinces the werewolf pack that she is Hope.
He and Jed begin interviewing various people for Lizzie's memorial video, but they don't really come upon exactly positive memories for her. When Jed tries to talk about Alyssa, Kaleb tells him he's not going to talk about that subject with him, grabbing the equipment and walking away.
The memorial starts and Kaleb plays the piano as the memory video begins to play. When the video doesn't work out too well for audience, Kaleb and Jed begin to sing for the service. The singing segment has the audience laughing and Lizzie comes between the two. While everyone is still laughing and getting ready to go, Kaleb listens as MG presents his own positive memory of Lizzie.
Later, he and Jed are trying to move piano, but are interrupted by Alyssa. He smiles as he finds out she's resurrected, but is waved away by her as he tries to ask if she wants to do something with him later. After she walks away and thinking for a moment about talking about it with Jed, he remarks about her being rude people in general.
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/Classmates/Fellow Honor Council Representatives)
- In Season Two, Kaleb doesn't appear in two episodes:
- 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.