|“||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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Landon and Seylah Chelon (Biological Mother/Former Allies)
- Landon and Alaric (Former Capture/Prisoner/Former Enemies)
- Landon and Jeremy (Former Allies)
- Landon and Lizzie (Former Allies)
- Landon and MG (Friends/Classmates/Allies/MG killed him once)
- Landon and Jed (Enemies)
- This is the Part Where You Run
- Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn
- We're Being Punked, Pedro
- Hope is Not the Goal
- Death Keeps Knocking On My Door (Mentioned/Photo)
- Maybe I Should Start From The End
- What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams?
- We're Gonna Need A Spotlight
- There's a Mummy on Main Street (Mentioned)
- The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do (Death/Resurrection)
- Let's Just Finish the Dance
- I'll Tell You a Story
- There's Always a Loophole
- 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."
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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/