|“||Growing up in the foster system every time I got sent someplace new, I'd hope that this would be the right place. You know, like, uh, "click your heels three times," "no place like home" kind of stuff. Just somewhere I actually belonged. But it never was. You know, and you can only hold out hope for so long and-and be hurt by so many people before its starts to seems impossible to trust someone new.||”|
Phoenixes are a rare, supernatural species that was once thought not to exist. Furthermore, it remains unknown whether or not if the species is a preexisting species or was created specifically by Malivore, Landon's father, since Landon is the only known phoenix. This ambiguity results from Malivore's ability to consume numerous supernaturals as well as gaining the ability to reproduce due to the humans that were thrown into the dimension over time.
Not much is known except his biological mother is Seylah Chelon, a human that worked for Triad Industries. Landon was conceived when his mother was consumed by Malivore and subsequently impregnated, making Malivore itself Landon's biological father. After she gave him up for adoption, Landon went through the foster care system. While with one foster family at a young age, he would be punished by being forced to sit within a small closet; as a result, he developed claustrophobia which has persisted throughout his adolescence. Eventually he was fostered by Hector and Maria Gonzales who would go on to foster Rafael Waithe.
Throughout The Originals Series
In The Tale of Two Wolves, he delivers Hope and Elijah their order at Mystic Grill. He talks to Hope briefly and goes back to work after having multiple objects thrown at him by Connor. Before Hope and Elijah leave, he sees that Connor and his friends are a few dollars short and is mocked about his lousy service.
Later, he arrives at the town square where the band is playing and a few couples are dancing. Hope comes up to him and they begin to dance, and she tells him she can only be out so long before she has to go back to the boarding school.
Throughout Legacies Series
In I'll Never Give Up Hope, Landon is trying to deal with being left behind whilst the whole of the Salvatore School return home for summer break. He is also trying to get answers about himself, and repeatedly drowns himself in the river behind the Salvatore estate. Before he dies and is resurrected, he has intermittent visions of Hope, but has no recollection of who or what they mean. This is a process Landon repeats and he is eventually confronted by Josie, who questions what he is doing and remarks that he may not have an infinite number of lives and could be permanently dead soon.
As the summer moves on, Landon and Josie enjoy their summer together as the two grow closer. Lizzie jokes that Penelope's heart would explode if she were to see the two together, but Josie insists that they are just friends — a notion that Lizzie finds hard to believe. When Rafael goes missing, Landon enlists Josie's help to track him using a locator spell. The locator spell eventually shows Landon to be in the woods, but when Landon gets there, he is gone. Josie tells Landon that perhaps Rafael just wants to be alone, and the two eventually kiss. Unbeknownst to them who Hope is — or that she has escaped from Malivore — they are unaware that Hope witnesses the kiss from a far, and begins to cry, heartbroken by what she is witnessing.
In This Year Will Be Different, Landon has grown in popularity at the school as everyone falsely believes him to be the one responsible for killing Malivore. He is awarded a medal by the new Headmaster, Professor Vardemus, who thanks him for what he did.
Landon and Josie eventually agree to go on their first official date later that night. However it does not go too well, and Josie walks off feeling uncomfortable and awkward. Landon questions Josie's enjoyment, but she simply admits that they had a bad date and sometimes it happens. She suggests that they go their separate ways for the night and everything will perhaps be alright in the morning. Landon agrees, but is upset at the ordeal and goes to sit on a bench in the Town Square. He is wearing headphones so does not hear when the creature Hope is tracking down creeps up behind him. The creature is thrown back by Hope, however so does not injure him. He cannot hear the fight that ensues behind him but turns just as the creature is killed, somewhat recognizing Hope as the girl from his vision, but he does not say anything.
Instead, he approaches her whilst she is sat on a bench in the square and introduces himself. The two talk about their relationship problems, with Hope ironically expressing her heartbreak as the guy she loves does not know she exists. Landon also expresses concern over his relationship with Josie and wishes Hope well in the future before leaving to fix his relationship. He apologizes to Josie in her room for their awkward date and the two make out for an extended period of time.
In You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know, the Salvatore Stallions prepare for their annual rite of passage, the annual charity football game against the Timberwolves. Landon is surprisingly selected by Professor Vardemus to be the quarterback, much to everyone's dismay.
When they arrive on the football pitch, Landon and Hope bump into one another, an interaction that Josie watches from afar. Josie asks Landon if they know each other, and he replies that they shared a milkshake once. Josie is confused by this, but after Landon leaves, she sarcastically asks Hope if the two are having another milkshake moment. Landon becomes intrigued by Hope on the field, but eventually injures her accidentally. This gives her an opportunity to leave the game in search of Rafael, but Landon follows her. He follows her inside the Salvatore School, where he finds her looking through Rafael's things in his room. He questions her, and when he tries to run, she freezes him with magic; hereby revealing to him that she is a witch. She tells Landon that she is looking for Rafael, and he tells her that he is going with her.
The two venture into the woods, where they are confronted by the shunka. Landon panics, but Hope is able to soothe him when she tells him to turn around as she turns into a wolf. Landon is utterly confused by this and the prospect of witch-werewolves. Hope is able to distract the shunka long enough for Landon to save Rafael, the two kill the shunka not long after, but Hope is nowhere to be seen.
In Since When Do You Speak Japanese?, Landon becomes furious when he realizes that Alaric is purposefully ignoring his calls. He and Rafael visit the high school with hopes of confronting him, however Rafael is unknowingly possessed by the oni and begins acting aggressively towards Landon. Hope arrives in time to separate Landon and Rafael before the former is attacked, locking Rafael in a separate part of the school. Landon and Hope are able to lock him in Alaric's trunk, to which they later show Alaric.
Whilst showing Alaric, Josie and Kurutta arrive just before Rafael is able to break free of the trunk. Josie explains that Kurruta has come looking for the oni, but also to protect Landon. Tensions further begin to rise when Josie notices that Landon and Hope were together when Rafael became aggressive.
Josie locks Landon and Kurruta in Alaric's office with a boundary spell for his safety. However, Landon suggests that they let the oni possess him and then kill him with Kurutta's Sword, essentially killing the oni but not Landon himself. Josie is shocked by this but tells Landon it is a bad idea.
Hope arrives shortly after, reiterating that Landon's plan is stupid as the sword may be powerful enough to kill a phoenix and they should find another way. She tells Landon that the monsters returning from Malivore is not his fault, but actually hers, much to his relief. She reveals that the two of them were in love, which surprises Landon. The conversation is cut short between the two, however, as Landon — who is revealed to be possessed by the oni — throws Hope into a filing cabinet before fleeing the scene. It is later revealed that he killed Kurutta in the meantime.
In the Town Square, Lizzie is eating ice cream when she notices Landon walking through with Kurutta's sword. She asks what he is doing with the sword, but when she does not get a response, she decides to approach. She realizes that he is possessed by the oni and kills him with the sword. He later returns from the dead to find he has been moved to the woods by Hope. He questions why he always sees her face when he comes back, however she dismisses him.
Later in his room, he plays his guitar before Josie walks in. The two have a brief conversation before they start to kiss, however Landon stops when Josie takes off her shirt, telling her "not now, but soon."
In Screw Endgame,
Landon is shown to be a sweet guy and a little bit shy. He is shown to be respectful, but is often bullied by Connor and his friends. He can be seen as a loner and has a sort of resentment towards the Salvatore Boarding School students because he thinks they are rich kids.
Landon spent his childhood bouncing from foster home to foster home. Due to an abusive foster family, at a young age Landon developed claustrophobia - having been forced to sit within a small closet for undetermined periods of time. Even in adolescence, he does not respond well to small spaces, such as when he was held in the werewolf transformation space at the boarding school and was even tormented by the Night Hag within his dreams. He exhibits well-developed positive traits - intelligence, loyalty, resilience, thoughtfulness, easy-going affable charm - despite upbringing and a history of abuse.
He has short, curly black hair and green eyes. He is a little taller than Hope, but not by much and has a slim build. He wears the light blue Mystic Grill shirt during work hours, and dark colored clothing when not working. He also has a large shaped tattoo on his lower right arm.
Powers and Abilities
Landon possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a Phoenix. Ryan Clarke states that Malivore wanted to reproduce biologically and "to have a son who was part human [...] who could live forever and continue the species". It remains unknown if this "human part" effects his supernatural abilities.
- Self-Resurrection: Phoenixes, such as Landon, have the ability to resurrect from the dead. The body will spontaneously self-combust only for the phoenix to be reborn from the ashes. It is unknown whether or not if there is a limited number of times a phoenix can resurrect before they perish permanently.
In The Originals, Landon had the typical weaknesses of a human.
Landon has the typical weaknesses of a Phoenix.
- Mortality: Despite their mystical attributes, phoenixes share similar mortal weaknesses as human and supernatural beings that can result in immediate death, such as blood loss and a broken neck. However, they are spared from death as they can self-resurrect.
It is unknown how long Landon and Rafael have been foster brothers, but they have grown close to that of actual brothers. Landon was the first to discover the supernatural world by being there for Rafael when he first turned into a werewolf. Despite Landon going against his new school by taking a supernatural knife, Rafael still ran away with him and defected from the Salvatore Boarding School. They are currently on the run together and "living off the land" as they described it jokingly. However, they return to the school after Jeremy saves them from a werewolf hunter. Rafael rescues Landon from being beaten up by Jed. Later after it is voted by the school honor council for Landon to leave the school, Rafael is devastated to deliver this news to Landon. A few episodes later, Alaric allows Landon back at the school and Landon shares a reunion with Rafael offscreen. They are now roommates at the Salvatore Boarding School, once again.
- Main article: Hope and Landon
Landon first met Hope two years ago on at his former workplace in Mystic Falls. They grew to be friends and it was clear they shared a deeper connection than that of friends. However, Landon moved away from Mystic Falls and they lost contact for two years. They reconnected when Landon's foster brother turned into a werewolf and Landon decided to stay there with him. Hope had to put Landon under "house arrest" at her boarding school because he was supposedly a human at the time. They grew close again as friends and even shared a kiss "goodbye' before Landon was supposedly compelled to forget his supernatural experiences. However, Landon explained that a supernatural knife caused him to lie to Hope. Landon took the knife behind Hope's back and stole it from the school, which betrayed Hope's trust in Landon in the process. Landon has stated that he wishes to gain Hope's trust back, but she walks away in anger from him when he returns to the boarding school. To investigate the missing reports of two Mystic Falls high schoolers, Landon is sent with Hope and the rest of the Salvatore Boarding School kids to interview students at Mystic Falls High School. After the events of dealing with a giant Arachnid-monster, Landon is back at the Salvatore Boarding School and sitting at a nearby pond alone when he is approached by Hope. She attempts to salvage their friendship, but he argues with her saying that he wished she had his back and she just blamed him for everything that happened despite it not being his fault, directly. Landon continued to defend himself further in anger and then left Hope sitting at the pond to suffer in silence for her intentions against him. Landon is annoyed to find out that Hope is the one conducting a series of tests on him to determine his supernatural abilities. Throughout the day, Hope conducted the tests with an annoyed attitude, which Landon notices, but doesn't address it until after his tests. Landon admits, with a supernatural lie detector, that he is sorry for hurting her trust in him, which softens Hope a bit. While voting to keep Landon at the school, Hope votes 'no' because she conducted a lie detector test on him earlier and she found out he doesn't feel safe at the school being he was beaten up by a werewolf. Landon is happy when Hope eventually forgives him for hurting her, but later, when seeing Landon off, he says he's not surprised she voted 'no' to keep him at the school. However, they resolve their issues and Landon is pleased when Hope gives him a magical device and some tools to help him locate his birth family. Landon then uses the magical device she gave him to have her come back to him before he departs and she smiles; they kiss before Hope watches Landon depart on a bus. They reunite a few episodes later when Hope realizes Landon is in trouble. When they reunite, Hope finds Landon with Seylah. They ally with Seylah and Alaric in order to protect the other key of Malivore. However, while waiting in a motel, Landon and Hope share an intimate make out session before Alaric interrupts them. A series of events leads Alaric to bring both Landon and Hope back to the Salvatore Boarding School, after they all forget about Seylah. After Landon is settled back into the school, Hope asks him to be her boyfriend and he happily says 'yes' before they share yet another kiss.
When Landon first comes to the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted, the two have very little interaction. Even at the Honor Council meeting, Josie voted for him to leave the school, believing that it was for the better; however, when he returns she welcomes him back, though not without Landon casually reminding her of how she voted. After Hope is absorbed by Malivore and all memories of her were erased, they began their friendship, beginning with her witnessing him drown himself. After the incident, they decided that they should both stop worrying about dying and start living. Throughout the summer of 2028, they became close friends that eventually developed into a romantic relationship that culminated in their first kiss.
With a new semester beginning, Landon becomes the popular guy for "defeating Malivore" and begins getting attention from other girls, sparking Josie's jealousy. Though spending the summer together as friends, they eventually go on their first date which ends awkwardly, as they went out for sushi, though Josie's allergic to seaweed. Josie reveals that she is worried about their relationship due to her codependency and her need to "fix" things, but Landon points out that she hasn't been in a relationship where what she wanted mattered. They officially become a couple as Landon refers to himself as her boyfriend.
- Landon and Seylah Chelon (Biological Mother/Former Allies)
- Landon and Alaric (Allies/Former Enemies)
- Landon and Jeremy (Former Allies)
- Landon and Lizzie (Classmates/Allies/Lizzie killed him once to save him)
- Landon and MG (Friends/Classmates/Allies/MG killed him once)
- Landon and Jed (Allies/Former Enemies)
- Landon and Kaleb (Friends/Classmates/Allies/Former Frenemies)
- In Season One, Landon doesn't appear in four episodes:
- Landon is an English name and traditionally is a last name from places in England that have the same name. It means "long hill" or "ridge".
- Kirby is a common given name and surname. The surname originally comes from a place meaning "church settlement" in Old Norse.
- "The newbie's name is Landon, and he's described as a thoughtful, romantic kid desperate to escape his broken home and the small southern town in which it stands. Despite being human, Landon apparently has a shady past — and investigating it could lead him into the dangerous world of the supernatural. And Landon isn't appearing until close to to the end of the show's final season, so with that Hope-centric spinoff still on the table, it's entirely possible that Landon's story won't finish on The Originals."
- Landon is described as "a thoughtful, compassionate and self-aware kid from the wrong side of the tracks who catches Hope's attention when she witnesses him being bullied by his affluent classmates."
- Landon is one of only two known characters to have attended both the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted and Mystic Falls High School; the other being Hope Mikaelson.
|Landon Kirby has a photo gallery.|
- ↑ Seylah has been off the gird for eighteen years, with the current timeline 2028, after she was released from Malivore. It remains unknown when in 2010 she was released or how far along pregnant she was (whether or not she gave birth in 2010 or 2011); however, in There's Always a Loophole, Landon states that he's 17, as of April, 2028.
- ↑ In The Originals The Tale of Two Wolves, Landon was originally introduced as human. However, as early as Legacies' This is the Part Where You Run, his "human" status was questioned and as of The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do, his previous status of human was retconned and changed to "supernatural".
- ↑ As of I'll Tell You a Story, Ryan reveals that Landon's father is Malivore and that he found a way to reproduce biologically, "to have a son who was part human [...] who could live forever and continue the species". It remains unknown if the human part is due specifically of this mother, Seylah Chelon, who gave birth to him or from the humans that were thrown in too and absorbed enough of their genetic material. Additionally, it remains unknown where the "phoenix" portion of his species came from, whether or not it was a construct of Malivore's creation from the various species he absorbed or a per-existing species prior to Landon's birth.
- ↑ See his full psychological assessment.
- ↑ https://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-landon-2709.htm
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby_(surname)
- ↑ https://www.behindthename.com/name/kirby
- ↑ http://tvline.com/2017/10/26/blindspot-season-3-spoilers-jane-tasha-undercover-disguises/
- ↑ http://tvline.com/2017/11/17/the-originals-season-5-spoilers-aria-shahghasemi-cast-landon/