'Legacies' Season 2 Episode 9 unveils the Necromancer's origins as he readies to wreak havoc at Salvatore School

When the Necromancer wakes up in a flashback, he looks like any other normal person, without his powers


                            'Legacies' Season 2 Episode 9 unveils the Necromancer's origins as he readies to wreak havoc at Salvatore School
Ben Guerens as the Necromancer (The CW)

'Legacies' has returned with the second half of Season 2 on The CW and the first episode gives us the backstory on how the Necromancer got to where he did in the fall finale as the person beneath the red hood.

When the Necromancer wakes up in a flashback, he looks like any other normal person. After returning the knife to Malivore (from Season 1), Malivore lets him go, albeit as a human without his powers. If it wasn't for his voice, we wouldn't even know who this was.

And so, the Necromancer wakes up in Texas and gets used to life as a human. He works in an ice cream shop, taking up the name Ted (kind of like death in reverse) and even makes a friend in a colleague, Chad, who believes in his story and becomes his acolyte.

Slowly, the Necromancer begins practicing getting his powers back and with the help of his acolyte, he grows stronger, graduating from a cockroach to a cat. Later, when he goes to the Malivore pit to give the monster-eating-monster a piece of his mind, he sees that Malivore has been defeated.

So Ted then chooses to sacrifice what is most dear to him in this life — Chad. However, the Necromancer does get his powers back and brings Chad back to life, who is miffed that the Necromancer killed him without warning him first. With this, the Necromancer also starts to get his old face back.

It is then that we flashback to the scene at the end of the very first episode of the season when the red hooded figure broke into the cemetery.

The Necromancer tells Chad that he will need to commit gruesome murders in order to gain more power and for the first time since we meet Chad, he starts to look disturbed by the Necromancer.

Later, Chad takes the mystical knife and readies to murder the Necromancer while the latter is resting. But the Necromancer wakes up and tells Chad that he is his master and not his friend.

Chad then comes to the realization that Malivore probably stripped the Necromancer's powers to give him a chance at peace, to start over.

Remember the decoy Landon that absorbed Clarke's essence? We finally know what the Necromancer wanted with his body.

The Necromancer uses it to create another Malivore portal, and from it waits for a monster that will wreak havoc at Salvatore School in the next episode.

'Legacies' airs on The CW on Thursday nights.

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