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.
- 1 Early History
- 2 Throughout The Originals Series
- 3 Throughout Legacies Series
- 4 Personality
- 5 Physical Appearance
- 6 Powers and Abilities
- 7 Weaknesses
- 8 Relationships
- 9 Appearances
- 10 Episode Absences
- 11 Name
- 12 Trivia
- 13 Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 See also
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 You Have to Pick One This Time, Landon appears to Alaric in the nick of time and Kaleb attacks him instead of Alaric. Alaric is surprised to see him in the darkness. Landon is fine as he's not technically in the flesh but has found them because this place was lighting up the darkness like a beacon. He saw them in trouble and just jumped in. Alaric embraces him in a hug. Landon questions how long he has been gone.
With Malivore distracted, he, Alaric, and Kaleb catch up on missing events. Kaleb begins to tell him more, but Landon doesn't want him to continue. Anything he knows, Malivore will know. He believes that everyone puts themselves in danger because of him. Alaric tells him it's not his fault. It's Malivore. 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. He wants them to avoid the latter. Alaric reminds him that if his body dies, then that would be closing the last door in or out of Malivore. He would be trapped. He knows and asks Alaric to promise him to do it.
In There's No I In Team, or Whatever, Landon wanders the darkness until he approaches Cleo. She's being mentally tortured and pleas with Malivore to stop and she'll give him want he wants. Landon explains he can make it stop because he's not Malivore, but they need to get her out of there.
Landon and Cleo talk. He's curious about what Malivore wants from her and she explains that Malivore wants to know how to kill the tribrid. Landon cuts her off, not wanting to learn anything that would help Malivore. Cleo attempts to focus on other topics of conversation. For Malivore need only concentrate on what he wishes to know, and she can inspire him to realize it. She believes the longer she is here, the more likely she will fail. Changing topics, Landon asks if she's ever been in love, to which she tells him about Leonardo DaVinci. The stronger her feelings are for someone, the more powerfully she inspires them. For Leonardo, he helped change the world, advancing art and science profoundly. Landon shudders to think what becoming the tribrid will do to change Hope and to the supernatural world. He believes she would be an immortal, unstoppable force of nature and the daughter of one of history's most ruthless killers. Cleo unintentionally inspires a solution to kill the tribrid.Cleo pleads with Landon to not to leave her, but he tells her that if she's figured out a way to kill the tribrid, then she needs to get away from him and get out of Malivore. He explains that there are doors back to their world, she just has to find one. She's a muse and should inspire herself for a change. They exchange goodbyes and walk opposite ways from one another in the darkness.
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.
Simulandon was a direct copy of Landon created by Josie Saltzman using Emma Tig's prism. As a direct copy of Landon's subconscious, Simulandon retained all memories and feelings from Landon, therefore was seen by Josie as a true reflection of what Landon really felt. Simulandon felt an overarching attraction to Hope Mikaelson, which Josie saw as proof that Landon truly loved Hope, not her.
Whilst Simulandon was aware of his role in the closing of the Malivore portal, he contested it strongly, having developed a like for life and a connection to Hope. He explained to Hope that whilst Landon was a coward, he was not; this allowed him to express how he felt about Hope. By the end of It Will All Be Painfully Clear Soon Enough, Simulandon had developed such an attachment to Hope, that he sacrificed himself to keep her safe, allowing Ryan Clarke to take over his body.
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 possessed all the standard powers and abilities of a Phoenix. Ryan Clarke stated 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" affects his supernatural abilities. As of Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing, Landon's phoenix part has been killed with the Golden Arrow and is a mortal human.
- 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, fully restored. It is unknown whether or not if there is a limited number of times a phoenix can resurrect before they perish permanently. Furthermore, there does not seem to be a set amount of time that it takes for a phoenix to resurrect. After his first death, Landon took around a day to resurrect, however further resurrections have since been faster.
- Levitation: Phoenixes seemingly possess some form of levitation - allowing them to float a few feet up off the ground. While embracing and kissing Hope, Landon seemingly caused both himself and Hope to rise off of the ground and remained mid-air for a few seconds before the pair fell back down to the ground.
- Flight: Phoenixes can produce wings of fire from their backs that enable them to fly.
In The Originals, Landon had the typical weaknesses of a human.
Landon had the typical weaknesses of a Phoenix. As of Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing, he's now a mortal, and has all the typical weaknesses of a human.
- 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.
- The Golden Arrow: The sphinx's prophecy revealed that a phoenix can be felled by the Golden Arrow. The exact understanding of the arrow's mystical attributes remain unknown, however, in Goodbyes Sure Do Suck the Golden Arrow successfully killed the phoenix part of Landon and left him human and mortal, killing Landon in the process.
Despite Landon and Rafael having only been foster brothers for a year or two 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. Despite the uncertainty of Landon's supernatural status, he was eventually allowed to stay at the Salvatore Boarding School and the two became roommates. Their brotherly relationship however was challenged with Rafael developing feelings for Hope, who was Landon's girlfriend at the time. Rafael was more troubled than Landon. Therefore, he tried to distance himself from Hope in order not to complicate things. Landon's momentarily death in The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do traumatized Rafael, so much so that caused him to suffer from lunar psychosis. While stuck in his werewolf form for the duration of the summer, Landon took care of Rafael, while simultaneously trying to search for a cure. With Hope's return from Malivore, having reversed the effects of the ring she gave him, the brothers have been happily reunited. Rafael, however continues to suffer from lunar psychosis and his extended time as a wolf has not helped, to which Landon is worried about as he's more aggressive with his werewolf nature. After everyone's memories of Hope are returned in That's Nothing I Had to Remember, Rafael decides to again distance himself from Hope because of her past with Landon. In a final attempt to ensure Landon's safety, Rafael asks the sphinx how to protect Landon from Malivore. He's told that he must get him out of Mystic Fall if he wished to keep him from Malivore. Again, he and Landon leave the boarding school and make their way to North Carolina. Landon's found out information about Rafael's biological parents; together, they meet Rafael's father, Walt.
- Main article: Hope and Landon
Landon and Hope are first seen interacting at Landon's former workplace in Mystic Falls. Already familiar with each other, they quickly developed a deeper connection and grew to be friends with romantic tension. However, they lose contact for two years after Landon moves away from Mystic Falls with his foster family and Hope returns to New Orleans.
They eventually reconnect when Landon's foster brother, Rafael, turns into a werewolf and Landon is brought to the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted. During his short time at the school, they grow close again and even share a "goodbye kiss" before Landon is compelled to forget the existence of both the school, and supernatural creatures. However, their bond is fractured when Landon instead steals a supernatural knife and lies about losing his memories — something which Hope has a hard time forgiving him for, even after it starts to seem that his actions were influenced by mind-control, which in turn upsets Landon. They eventually repair their relationship and shortly after, start an official relationship after Hope asks him to be her boyfriend. Their relationship ends momentarily when Hope essentially erases herself from existence by jumping into Malivore. After her return and some time apart due to Landon forgetting Hope and moving on while Hope refuses to reveal her identity, they quickly resume their romantic relationship after the memories of Hope return.
The two have often had a tumultuous relationship, and this has been tested by both inside and outside forces. Their relationship has always grown stronger as a result of this, however. They share mutual admiration and care deeply for each other which is evident from their willingness to go great lengths to ensure the other's safety and happiness — sometimes with the price of their own wellbeing.
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.
However, with the return of everyone's memories of Hope, Landon eventually comes to the decision that he loves Hope and breaks up with Josie. Despite their breakup, Landon wants to remain friends and Josie accepts.
- Landon and Seylah Chelon (Biological Mother/Former Allies)
- Landon and Ryan Clarke (Half-brothers via Malivore/Enemies)
- Landon and Alaric (Teacher-Student/Allies/Former Enemies)
- Landon and Lizzie (Friends/Classmates/Allies/Lizzie killed him once to save him)
- Landon and MG (Friends/Classmates/Allies/MG killed him once)
- Landon and Kaleb (Friends/Classmates/Allies/Former Frenemies)
- Landon and Wade (Friends/Classmates/Allies)
- Landon and Jed (Allies/Former Enemies)
- Landon and Dorian (Teacher-student/Allies)
- 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 and Rayna Cruz both had a similar power; they both had the ability to be revived after their dead body bursts into flames and they rise fully healed and alive from the ashes. However Rayna could only revive a certain amount of times. It is currently unknown how many times Landon can resurrect.
- Landon does not do well with and is afraid of small spaces, alluding to he's claustrophobic. According to "Simulandon", his subconscious made manifest, he is also afraid of bugs with wings, doors on hinges, and of needles.
- Landon is allergic to avocados.
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