‘Legacies:’ Kai Parker’s Return and the Sphinx’s Prophecy

Legacies fans got an exclusive first look at TVD alum Kai Parker’s return thanks to Entertainment Weekly. EW reported that Kai’s return will be a part of a two-parter, which starts with his return in Legacies Season 2 Episode 12, “Kai Parker Screwed Us.”

EW’s sneak peek also gave fans an inside look at one of Kai’s lines from the episode. At some point during the episode, the infamous villain will say, “Welcome to the supernatural Hunger Games.”


This all goes along with the giant machete Kai is holding in the photo that came along with EW’s first look. It’s safe to say that Kai believes the strongest and smartest will survive the supernatural Hunger Games. Knowing Kai, he probably believes the odds are ever in his favor.

Kai looks like he’s at the old mill in the EW exclusive photo. The fairy lights and copious amounts of alcohol feel reminiscent of the parties the Salvatore students would throw in the real world. It also looks like a place Kai would hold himself up in to have the higher ground during the supernatural Hunger Games.

Kai is also wearing a nametag in that photo. He is the type of psychotic villain that would introduce himself to people before he syphons their magic and kills them.

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Kai also has an advantage because he’s no stranger to prison worlds. He is first seen in the one his family banished him to in Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries. Kai is last seen in a prison world that Bonnie Bennett built with the help of Josie and Lizzie during Season 8 of TVD.

Kai’s relationship with the prison world that fans will see on this week’s episode may be another clue to the sphinx’s prophecy from Legacies Season 2 Episode 7, “It Will All Become Painfully Clear Soon Enough.”

The prophecy goes like this:

“There are two prisoners. One is the master of his cage. The other returns home without power. The sins of the father are visited upon the daughters here. And not here. New hero rises, but can be felled by the golden arrow. The wolf among you has many faces. When time fractures, darkness overwhelms. But the greatest destroyer of all is love.”

The prisoners referenced have to be Kai and the Necromancer. Since the Necromancer returned as a prison of Malivore to Mystic Falls without powers, Kai is most definitely the master of his cage. This is expected because the prison world Kai has been in for at least a decade was made specifically for him.

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The sins of the father aka Alaric will likely unfold in “Kai Parker Screwed Us” because the prophecy goes on to explain those sins are reflected onto the daughters here and not here. That probably means both in the prison world and back in Mystic Falls.

Whatever happens between Josie, Lizzie, and their uncle will surely stick with them for quite some time.

That being said, if Kai encounters some of the Salvatore students and syphons some magic from them, he may have the upper hand when he comes face to face with Ric, Josie, and Lizzie again.

Let’s not forget about the hourglass full of black magic that’s sitting somewhere in that prison world. That can’t lead to anything good.

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The situation becomes even more terrifying knowing that Kai can be quite persuasive whenever he holds the life of a loved one in his hands. If Kai wants to find a way out of the prison world and needs Josie to lean towards the dark side to do it, he could put Ric and Lizzie in a compromising position to push Josie to her breaking point.

We wouldn’t be shocked if Kai uses that wicked hourglass to his advantage before the episode ends.

As much as we want all of our favorite characters who aren’t sociopaths to come out of the prison world unscathed, it would be kind of cool to see Bad Josie and Kai team up, even if the diabolical duo works together for a short period of time.

We’re only okay with that situation if Josie leaves the prison world herself and not consumed with black magic.

Ric, Josie, Lizzie, Sebastian, and Kai are just a few of the people fending for themselves in the prison world. It’s safe to say this prison world is a crucible of pent-up rage, and we think it’s unlikely everyone will survive the Legacies two-parter.

What do you think will happen on this week’s episode of Legacies? Are you excited to see Kai Parker again? Let us know in the comments below!

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