Legacies: Here’s Why Hope Can’t Use Her Vampire Powers

Legacies: here’s why Hope can’t use her vampire powers. The big bad Klaus Mikaelson daughter Hope, is not yet able to use her vampire powers since she has not yet died.

Hope Mikaelson is the powerful heroine of The Originals spin-off Legacies, but why can’t the character use her vampire powers yet? Debuting in late 2018, Legacies is the second spin-off from the massively popular CW hit The Vampire Diaries that dwells around teenagers with supernatural gifts.

Legacies: Here's Why Hope Can't Use Her Vampire Powers
Hope Mikaelson/Legacies

The series follows the fortunes of a group of supernaturally-powered students attending the Salvatore School For the Young and Gifted. However, for much of its first three seasons, two of the school’s students received the lion’s share of Legacies’ focus when it comes to the show’s primary plotline. Hope Mikaelson and her part-Phoenix, part-Malivore love interest Landon Kirby is the central duo that the action of Legacies revolves around, and despite them being the show’s most important figures, Hope’s powers are still not entirely clear as the series nears the close of season 3.

Hope is technically a Tribrid (a triply-powered hybrid gifted with the abilities of a werewolf, a witch, and a vampire all in one). However, she has yet to access any of the vampire portions of her abilities, meaning that this third of her powers has taken a backseat in the action of Legacies so far – which is somewhat ironic, given that show is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. But here’s what you need to keep in mind, Hope has yet to die or be killed, and she can only activate her vampire abilities once that happens since vampires are being defined as undead beings.

Legacies: Here's Why Hope Can't Use Her Vampire Powers
Hope Mikaelson/Legacies

(Original) Vampire blood may run through her veins thanks to her famous lineage, but she can’t access that power until her death and subsequent resurrection as a vampire. Hope may have had a lengthy season 2 plot where she was forgotten by herself and the denizens of the Salvatore School, but she has not actually died and, as vampires are immortal and undead, Hope can’t become one of them until she has been canonically killed off in the first place.

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