10 Things You Didn’t Know about The CW’s “Legacies”

Legacies is a spin-off of The Originals, which in turn, is a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. The show is centered on the character named Hope Mikaelson, who is a student at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted where those with supernatural heritage are taught to master their capabilities as well as control their impulses. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Legacies:

1. It Is a High School Drama

There are other elements that have been incorporated into the show, but fundamentally speaking, Legacies is a supernatural high school drama. As a result, if people enjoy high school dramas, they might want to give the show a chance even if they aren’t interested in supernatural shows under normal circumstances.

2. Tangled Web of Romantic Feelings

High school dramas being high school dramas, it should come as no surprise to learn that Legacies features a tangled web of romantic feelings. For some people, this can be needlessly confusing, but for other people, this is what makes high school dramas fun to watch.

3. Broadens the Setting

One of the curious things about Legacies is that it broadens the setting laid out by its predecessor shows by introducing other kinds of supernatural beings that were never even hinted to exist. Some people might see this as poor world-building, but it is interesting to note that the people have come up with an explanation for it.

4. Targeted Planet-Wide Memory Wiping Is a Thing

Apparently, what happened was that someone or something wiped out everyone’s memories of the various kinds of supernatural beings that existed, thus providing a convenient explanation for why the new species that have been popping up were never mentioned in the predecessor shows.

5. The Memory Wipe Has Led to a Lot of Jokes

Naturally, the memory wipe has been put to excellent use as setup for various jokes. For example, there have been experienced characters making incredulous statements of disbelief about supernatural beings that the audience knows exist. Likewise, there has been at least one ancient entity who is more than a little bit disgruntled about the fact that he is no longer remembered in modern times because of it.

6. Its Dragons Can Turn Into People

One example of the supernatural beings that have popped up in Legacies are dragons, who can turn into giant, winged dragons but remain perfectly capable of breathing fire even when they are still in their humanoid form. With that said, while this is an unusual take, it is far from being unique. For example, East Asian stories have been known to feature dragons in humanoid guises. Likewise, dragons have what one might call a notorious reputation in Dungeons & Dungeons as well as D&D-related media because there are half-dragons everywhere.

7. The School’s Football Team Throws Their Games

The supernatural beings on Legacies are still hiding from most of the human population. Amusingly, this means that the school’s football team has to throw their games to avoid giving away their true natures, which has made them rather disgruntled for very understandable reasons.

8. The Protagonist Is a Tribrid

It isn’t uncommon for supernatural media to have the protagonist be special in some way. In the case of Hope, she is a tribrid because she is descended from vampires, werewolves, and witches. Unfortunately, while this makes her very special indeed, that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Something that should be very familiar to those who have watched The Originals.

9. Her Love Interest May or May Not Be Human

Hope’s love interest Landon Kirby is of unknown heritage. Initially, it was believed that he might be a standard human. However, more and more pieces of evidence have come up suggesting that he has something strange about him, though it remains to be seen what the reveal will be.

10. Alaric Saltzman Appears in All Three Shows

Currently, Alaric Saltzman is the one character to appear in all three of the shows. Here, he serves as the headmaster of the school as well as the father of two of the main characters. The people behind Legacies have compared him to both Dumbledore and Professor X, which makes sense considering the premises of Harry Potter and some but not all X-Men stories.

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