|“||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.
- 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 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, Hope has escaped from Malivore. They are unaware that Hope has witnessed the kiss from a far. Hope 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 calls her his girlfriend before 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. Landon is later saying helping Rafael adjust to being human again.
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 Kurutta 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 Kurutta 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 tries to take off her shirt, telling her "not now, but soon."
In Screw Endgame, Landon begins worrying when Rafael tells him that Josie thinks the two of them will have sex after the 80s Decade Dance. He at first does not believe Rafael, but eventually comes to terms with it when Josie tells him that they don't have to worry about Alaric as he is busy. Landon spends the majority of the day thinking of things that he needs to do to prepare for his night ahead with Josie, including talking with — and asking for advice — from Dorian.
Later, Landon meets with Josie so the two can walk to the dance together. There is some tension, and Josie tells Landon that they do not have to dance if he doesn't want to. This relieves Landon, as he thinks it is a metaphor for having sex, however he soon realizes that it isn't, and Josie still wants to have sex. At the dance, the two begin talking and kissing, when Landon asks if she wants to "dance" somewhere else, hinting at having sex. The two take it to the bedroom, however Landon leaves to find a condom shortly after. When he is gone, Josie digs out Penelope Park's journal, in which she finds a song Landon had written for Hope. When Landon returns, Josie tells him that she no longer wants to have sex and if the two could wait.
In That's Nothing I Had to Remember, Landon is forced to hang out with Lizzie as she tries to protect him from the croatoan. Lizzie is left confused when Landon asks if Hope is single, however he explains that he is asking for Rafael, not himself. He reveals that he and Josie did not have sex, which relieves Lizzie, as all is not lost between him and Hope. Lizzie and Landon are chased by the croatoan for the majority of the day, however eventually realize that it is actually after Lizzie, not Landon. They're eventually able to trap the monster with help from Hope and Rafael.
Rafael and Landon are in the woods later when Josie casts the spell that returns everyone's memories of Hope. The rush knocks Landon out, as he fully recalls Hope. He is shocked, but does not say anything until the croatoan attacks him and begins dragging him to the portal. Hope steps in to save him, and Landon asks why she never told him about her, however she shuts him down, asking to talk about it later. MG arrives giving Hops the charm that could kill the monster. After Hope kills the monster, she tries to make amends with Landon who walks off upset.
That night, Landon sits with Josie by the lake to talk after everyone has their memories back. Josie asks what he will do about Hope, and if the two of them are still together. Landon is unable to answer, however, and tells her that he needs time to think.
In It Will All Be Painfully Clear Soon Enough, Landon and Josie formulate a plan to create a physical copy of Landon in an effort to close the Malivore portal. The copy is dubbed "Simulandon", and contains Landon's memories, subconsciousness and emotions. Instantly after being created, Simulandon runs to find Hope, who is boarding a bus to New Orleans. He tells Hope that he loves her, and she — believing this to be the real Landon — tells him that she loves him. The real Landon arrives with Josie shortly after and explains the situation.
Throughout the day, Lizzie formulates a plan to close the Malivore portal using Simulandon. Landon watches from afar as Simulandon and Hope spend more time together, whilst his confusion over who he will choose increases. Confused with the whole situation, Landon attempts to kill himself to ensure that the sphinx does not take him to the portal instead, however he is stopped by Rafael. Rafael convinces him that he is not safe at the Salvatore School, and the two decide to leave together. Landon writes a note in his journal with the pen given to him by Penelope Park, aware that Josie will be able to read the note in Penelope's journal. In his note, he tells Josie goodbye and tells her that he believes she is safer without him.
In This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent, Landon hands Rafael a birthday present. When he opens the present, it is a map, and Landon reveals that he had Josie do a lineage spell to find Rafael's parents. Landon tells Rafael that the people who raised him weren't his birth parents and they are on the way to find them.
They eventually arrive on Walt's farm, but Rafael changes his mind about wanting to meet his parents. Before they can leave, Walt confronts them, revealing he knows Rafael is a werewolf. Landon watches as Walt explains Rafael's history, including information about his mother. Later that day, Landon attempts to leave under the guise of getting air, but is stopped by Lizzie, who asks him to come back to the school. Before he can refuse, however, Sebastian snaps his neck and the two load him into the trunk of their car.
Arriving back at the Salvatore School, Landon bumps into Hope. They agree that they should talk, however Landon tells her that there is one conversation he needs to have before they talk. With this, he visits Josie in her room and tells her that the two of them cannot be together as he loves Hope. Whilst he breaks things off with her, he tells her that he did not regret the time the two spent together. After this, he tells Hope that he loves her and the two kiss under the mistletoe.
In I Couldn't Have Done This Without You, Landon is asked to show and see if Sebastian can fit in well with all three factions at the school. As the two talk, Landon has a somewhat awkward talk with Josie until Hope walks up. Later, he and Sebastian head to the gym where the werewolves are and play a game of dodgeball. Afterwards, when the students are eating, Alyssa Chang purposefully cuts her hand, sending many of the factions in a frenzy, ready to face off against each other. Landon notices MG staring at the blood on the floor and looks at him as Sebastian calms him down. They go to the abandoned mill to see how he does with the witches and watches as Alyssa uses a small sphere to see if he's telling the truth. When the witches cast a pain infliction spell on him, Sebastian flings Landon across the room. He talks to Sebastian in the gymnasium and listens as he relays his past at being given away by his parents to pirates at a young age. He talks to Alaric about Sebastian and despite screwing up, some people just need a chance to get things right, walking away afterwards. He and Josie are then decorating Hope's side of the dorm room to make it feel more like her again. After Hope is surprised and happy by this, she gives them both a hug.
In This is Why We Don't Entrust Plans to Muppet Babies, he is sparring with Hope so he can gain some self-defense training. He tells Hope to talk to Alyssa and afterwards, he goes up to her asking how it went with talking to Alyssa. Being affected by the Qareen, she tells him his advice was useless like him, leaving wondering what's wrong with her. He then talks to Wade about what's happening with the others and the Qareen, which seems to be the likely candidate that's causing the discourse. While helping, he keeps dealing with insults from Hope and Lizzie, and after Wade walks away, he goes to him and tells him he believes in him. They both hear cheering and people yelling Wade's name. They walk down the stairs and while Wade tries to summon his fairy powers, the Qareen appears. Since a fairy's powers come from belief, Landon says he believes and begins fighting the creature, albeit with little results. This belief allows Wade to summon his wings and defeat the creature. Afterwards, he is training with a punching bag in the gym and Hope comes in to talk to him. She tells him she's not going to train him as she's afraid he'll get hurt or die in the process. He tells her he'll find someone else to train him instead, turning back to the punching bag, upset about what Hope said.
In What Cupid Problem?, he is jumping on a trampoline, trying to activate his phoenix powers, and talks to Wade as he does this. He asks if Wade has the key to the roof and as he packs up, he sees a winged man flying around. He then attacks the winged man before he shoots Kaleb with an arrow, and talks to Hope in the gym after she cuts Cupid's wings. He is left to keep an eye on Cupid as she goes to find some research about the ascendant and Cupid. He talks about his relationship issues with Hope and then panics when Cupid escapes through the ceiling window. He then gathers Wade, Druscilla, Kaleb, Pedro and Jed to go after Cupid before Hope finds out. They arrive at a bar and walk in on Cupid feeding on an unknown man, leaving them all disgusted. Landon tries to aim the arrows at Cupid, but fails to and Hope arrives to aim most of the arrows at him, thinking he is killed. It's revealed that he isn't dead and looks through a book to figure out which of the the Erotes he actually is. They then leave and Landon arrives at the school in time before Pothos eats Hope's heart. He stabs the epic love arrow into himself and urges Pothos to eat his heart instead. Landon's heart is then extracted and eaten, until afterwards it's revealed he ate Devil's Ivy to poison Pothos. Later, Landon resurrects again from the ashes in a shower and talks to Hope about the Devil's Ivy, and they kiss. Near the stairs, the two make out and it's shown that Landon can levitate, until they both drop to the floor.
In You Can't Save Them All, Landon's not slept the whole night and works on a board with possible theories about how he levitated. As he explains to Hope, she notices the brace on his arm. He tells her that he only jumped from the top of the garage because he had to see if he could make himself do it again. His current working theory is the spike of adrenaline when they kissed caused something to happen, but so far, he's not been able to reproduce the effects. He notices that she's upset. She explains that she had a dream he was hurt and she couldn't save him. Landon references the prophecy but doesn't believe he's the "hero who rises". Hope reminds him that there was in fact a golden arrow in the inventory of their stolen arsenal. Hope wonders if it the one thing that can kill a phoenix. He trusts that if it is, then she'll be there to save the day. Hope feels like a failure and wants to talk to Alaric, but Landon reminds her what she previously told him - that astral projecting into a prison world is dangerous.
As Hope continues to try and fix the ascendant, Landon brings her tea — a flightless co-hero being useful. Hope's not made any progress, but Dorian brings in a "Prison World expert". Unbeknownst to them all, this expert is the now forgotten Malachai Parker under the false name of "Joshua" and the Saltzmans are not in the newly created 2028 Prison World, but an older, and far more dangerous.
Out of options, Hope prepares an astral projection spell, though Landon believes it's too dangerous. Dorian however comes in with good news. He tells them both that "Joshua" has found out about a rare flower that grows near the falls. The extract makes people tell you their deepest secrets. If they give that to Alyssa, then they can get her to tell them where the ascendant is. He asks Landon to come with him and he does.
Before they even leave the boarding school, Dorian, revealed to have been compelled by Kai, cold-cocks him to the floor. He drags Landon out into the woods and plans to kill Landon with the golden arrow. He tries to convince Dorian to fight the compulsion, as a mysterious hooded figure shoots the golden arrow. However, before the arrow hits him, Dorian turns and is shot by the arrow instead. Landon tries to comfort Dorian as he lays on the ground bleeding out.
When Josie and Hope go near the woods, they don't see anyone come out. Josie, however, spots Landon flying through the air with flaming wings and Dorian in his arms, saving him. With Dorian off to the hospital, he and Hope lay in bed together. Hope thought she had lost him today, but Landon tells her that she made the right choice, six lives over his one. Landon's not sure if he could have done that, because Hope is a hero and makes choices that they can't. Hope asks him to tell her what it's like to fly, but she falls asleep in his arms.
In Life Was So Much Easier When I Only Cared About Myself, as Landon was going to the morning assembly about the recent events regarding Josie, he asked Rafael if he wants to sit near him and Hope. Right after that he sees Hope and smiles to her, but she just leaves. While Landon was looking at Hope, Rafael took of without a warning.
Some time later when he goes looking for Rafael, he find him near a forest standing next to a lot of blood. Rafael told Landon he was having flashes about what happened to him and Landon told him everything is going to be fine. They take some blood from where they found it hoping it would help Rafael. Landon speaks with Professor Vardemus using astral projection and he tells the boys about "plat en argent" (French for silver plate), which can show them whose blood the found.
Later Landon confronts Hope about her being weird lately and they rapidly sort it out. As plan B in case Josie wins the merge, Hope links Landon's life to Lizzie's. During the merge, Landon finds Raf standing at the end of the bridge and talks him out of suicide, but not before dying because of Lizzie. When he rises from the ashes, he assures Rafael he will do everything he can to help him and then they hug. Unfortunately, Rafael was under The Necromancer's control and stabbed Landon with the golden arrow.In Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing, Rafael explains to Alaric that he killed Landon with the golden arrow under the control of the Necromancer. When Alaric strikes a deal with the Necromancer—who promises to bring Landon back from death—he and Rafael are concerned when Landon does not return from death.
In We're Not Worthy, Landon is at Mystic Falls Cemetery, publicly narrating a letter to Hope about his reluctance to return from death. Landon notices a light in the distance but, as he begins to walk towards it, he is pulled back by the Necromancer who tells him that he isn't going anywhere. The Necromancer brings him forcefully to the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted, where only Rafael is able to see him, much to the Necromancer's surprise. The Necromancer explains to Alaric and Rafael that he can only return someone from death if the spirit or host is willing, and Landon is not willing to return, therefore he cannot gain access to the dark magic promised to him until Landon returns. Rafael talks with Landon, and Landon tells him that he will not return and complete the Necromancer's bargain, therefore allowing him access to the magic. Landon believes that by preventing the Necromancer from accessing the power, he is protecting all of the Salvatore students and his friends. Rafael tells Landon that he shouldn't be a hero, but Landon is reluctant to accept the narrative. After a short while, Landon tells Rafael that him remaining a ghost could be useful for them, given he would be able to cheat in exams. Rafael struggles convincing Landon to return, but eventually shows him Hope's body, explaining that she has not returned from her slumber; he further explains that Alaric believes she will not return until Landon does. This is enough to convince Landon to accept the Necromancer's terms, and he returns to his body, allowing Hope to awaken moments later. Landon and Hope talk, and Hope tells Landon that she could sense that he wasn't alive, despite not physically seeing it for herself. In Goodbyes Sure Do Suck,
In Salvatore: The Musical!, Landon struggles with the writing process for his musical, "Salvatore: The Musical!", which is to debut at the Salvatore School. He clashes with Hope over the contents of the musical, when she remarks that she will not help him with a script largely based on her Family and their interactions with the Mystic Falls Gang. Tensions further rise between the two given the current situation regarding their relationship.
The musical is a hit for Landon and the other students involved and the audience seems receptive of the piece. Hope, however, refuses to watch the piece and stays in her room throughout. Eventually, Hope is convinced to join the musical and plays the part of Elena Gilbert. Landon witnesses this and the two reconnect with one another, both realizing that they have said and done ridiculous things to break their relationship and trust.
With the musical over, Landon and Hope talk down by the docks and both apologize to one another for their behavior. Their talks continue and they officially begin dating one another once more.
In Hold on Tight, Landon is among those to agree to help Alaric with the school's battle against the Necromancer and his newfound evil plans. Tensions briefly rise between Hope and Landon when Landon agrees to help, given his human status, but Hope eventually backs down realizing that she must allow Landon to make his own decisions.
As the two investigate at Mystic Falls High, Hope finds herself unable to cross the boundary between the school and its grounds given a boundary spell has been enforced by the Necromancer. Landon suggests that he go on alone, but Hope is reluctant to agree. Remembering again what they had discussed, and the fact that they have no other choice, Hope agrees to allow Landon to proceed alone.
Inside the school, Landon finds himself faced with the Necromancer and his newest ally, Malivore. The Necromancer makes a quick exit, ordering Malivore to destroy Landon as he sees fit. Landon, however, believes that he has found a loophole in the Necromancer's orders, given his orders weren't specific. Landon, drawing upon the idea that Malivore does not want to be controlled, asks if the two can work together and make a deal. Malivore agrees, and the two set out in their plans to defeat the Necromancer.
Landon and Malivore find the Necromancer on the field of Mystic Falls High and begin attacking immediately, punching the Necromancer half way across the field. Immediately, the Necromancer realizes that the two are working in harmony with one another and becomes afraid. Moments later, however, the dragon from earlier appears and scorches Landon and Malivore, and the two appear dead. Hope arrives during this event and is furious at the sight of Landon's death and decapitates the Necromancer immediately.
Moments later, however, Hope is surprised when Landon resurrects and the Necromancer continues talking and walking despite being decapitated; with this, she realizes that they’re stuck in a Prison World. When asked, Landon tells Hope that he trusts her in their efforts to find a way out of the Prison World, and the two jump into the Malivore pit and are transported back to Mystic Falls.
In This is What It Takes, Hope arrives at the Salvatore Boarding School to find out what happened to Landon. Everyone is reluctant to appreciate Hope's concern, given they cannot remember who Landon is, but eventually Hope is able to convince them to help her.
Hope tries several methods of finding Landon but is unable to do so, and must finally accept that Landon is gone and will never return. Unbeknownst to Hope, Landon is not gone, but finds himself wondering around in the darkness. The only exit in sight appears to be a door, through which Landon walks through, but finds himself transported to an unknown destination.All's Well That Ends Well,
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 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" 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 Golden Arrow. The exact understanding of the arrow's mystical attributes remain unknown, however, it was revealed in Goodbyes Sure Do Suck that it killed the phoenix part of Landon and left him human and mortal.
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 is claustrophobic. According to Simulandon, he is also slightly entomophobic, and dislikes doors on hinges and needles.
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- Seylah has been off the grid 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".
- In Goodbyes Sure Do Suck, it's revealed that the phoenix part of Landon has died as a result of the Golden Arrow and is now human.
- 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.
- Rafael mentioned how he was orphaned when he was 10 and how he spent the next 7 years jumping from foster care to foster care before gaining Landon as a bother. Considering that Raf is currently 17-18 due to his birthday in This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent, they have been foster brothers for two year, at tops.