Within The Vampire Diaries universe, supernatural blood is often the solution to any problem that might come up, with Hope Mikaelson’s blood offering the greatest number of abilities. As the tribrid, Hope represents the height of supernatural potential, with the ability to do nearly anything that is possible for a witch, werewolf, or vampire. While her full potential was never truly explored, thanks to Legacies getting canceled after its fourth season, she was able to stand up to a god, making her more powerful than any other character introduced until that point.
The lore of Legacies pales in comparison to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, particularly when it comes to the passive abilities tied to supernatural blood. From doppelganger blood-breaking spells to hybrid blood curing nearly any ailment, The Vampire Diaries universe changed supernatural lore to include blood giving, rather than just blood taking. With this in mind, Hope Mikaelson’s blood should have been discussed more frequently, as it could theoretically solve most problems that she and her friends and family faced.
Hope’s Blood Can Be Used For Magic Purposes
Witches often used blood as a way to channel power, and Hope’s blood should have been the ideal ingredient for most spells, as it was inherently magical and tied to sacrifice. Her blood could easily be used by a witch to target any member of her family, or to amplify the strength of a spell with the magic inside of her. This was especially true after Hope broke The Vampire Diaries’ rule about witches becoming vampires.
In addition to being used by others, Hope could use her own blood for any spell that required a family connection or a sacrificial component. Specifically, locator spells, binding spells, and transference spells require the blood of the caster to include themselves in the spell or prevent anyone outside their bloodline from breaking it. As a first-born Mikaelson witch, Hope had an extreme amount of power even without her other heritages, so she should have been able to channel her own blood at will. Hope’s only magical limitations should have been familial, as she was not a part of the Bennett family or either doppelganger line.
Hope’s Blood Can Heal Humans Of Most Ailments
One of the elements that make TVD‘s vampires different from other vampire franchises is the healing powers inherent in vampire blood, which Hope could theoretically take advantage of. While Legacies rarely showed the ability of vampires to heal humans, as the characters were almost exclusively supernatural, Hope’s blood was kept in the Salvatore Boarding School’s first aid kits to help heal those who were seriously injured. This was something that should have come up when the witches were targeted, as they were more physically vulnerable than the other species at the school.
Because Hope lost both her parents at a young age, she suffered from serious abandonment issues when it came to those she cared about dying. Because of that, her blood’s ability to bring life should have been a comfort to her, although vampire blood is unable to heal some human diseases like cancer and consumption. Barring those specific situations, Hope’s blood could heal those she loved—which is precisely the kind of power that Hope should have relished. Landon explained in season 4, episode 17, “Into the Woods” that Hope’s tragic fate is “to be the one who lives,” a fate made more manageable with the endless ability to heal others.
Hope’s Blood Can Produce Vampires
Any human that drinks vampire blood can be transformed into a vampire by dying with it in their system, and Hope’s blood has this ability. Although Hope didn’t consciously sire any humans, Lizzie became a heretic by ingesting Hope’s blood from the school’s first aid kits before her death, proving that Hope did have the capacity to do so. Lizzie formed an immediate sire bond with Hope, and while this could be a product of the traditional sire bond process, it seems likely that Hope’s unique genetic makeup increases the likelihood of forming a sire bond since their history didn’t demonstrate love on par with Damon and Elena.
Since Hope left the Salvatore Boarding School shortly after becoming the tribrid, the blood that Lizzie drank was almost certainly acquired while Hope was only part witch and part werewolf. This was because The Originals established that Hope had vampire blood inside of her from birth, despite not having turned. If she gave her blood to a human after her death, it’s possible that Hope could make more tribrids, though that was never concretely established in the series.
Hope’s Blood Can Produce Hybrids
Similar to Hope’s ability to turn humans into vampires, she had the ability to turn werewolves into hybrids, as was demonstrated multiple times on The Originals. Where Klaus was able to create hybrids by having werewolves drink his blood, die, and then consume doppelganger blood, hybrids sired by Hope’s blood only needed to have access to her blood, which needed to be consumed before and after the werewolf’s death. All seven hybrids created with Hope’s blood completed the process before Hope had triggered her werewolf curse or become a vampire, making it unclear how they might have reacted after she became a full tribrid.
Each of Hope’s hybrids experienced a sire bond with her, except for her mother, who may have been exempt either because she was already Hope’s blood relation or because Hayley struggled with being a hybrid. Likewise, the Crescent wolves who gained the ability to shift forms at will never showed signs of being sired to Hayley or Hope. If Hope eventually took on the role of Alpha, the hybrid sire bond would probably reappear.
Hope’s Blood Can Heal Vampires From Werewolf Bites
Another hybrid power Hope acquired from her father was the ability to heal vampires from werewolf bites because she had both werewolf venom and vampire blood. This ability was demonstrated on Legacies after Rafael bit MG. The only other known living being who can cure a werewolf bite is Marcel Gerard, whose status as an Enhanced Original gave him his own lethal venom and antidote.
One place where Hope’s blood is limited is when it comes to an Enhanced Original bite, as her blood was unable to heal Camille in The Originals season 3, episode 19 “No More Heartbreaks.” While it’s possible that her blood acquired more power after Hope became a full tribrid, she was only descended from one or two werewolf bloodlines, so she wouldn’t inherently have the power to counteract the venom of all seven bloodlines. However, as the last Labonair werewolf, Hope should inherently be an Alpha, which might give her blood additional strength.
Hope’s Blood Can Hurt The Hollow
While The Originals primarily focused on Klaus’s fight against the Hollow in season 5, the series did establish that Hope’s blood, like her mother’s, had the potential to hurt or even kill Inadu. As the last Labonair after her mother’s death, Hope was the last relative of Inadu, and Davina explained in The Originals season 4, episode 8, “Voodoo in my Blood” that Labonair blood was the Hollow’s only weakness. Paired with the sacrifice of an immortal, the Hollow could be stopped for good.
Although Hayley and Hope’s leverage against the Hollow was less important in season 5, Hope should have been the obvious solution to the Hollow’s reign of terror, as both a Labonair and a potentially immortal being. As Davina explained, “it was your line that began it all, and yours alone that still has power over the Hollow.” While Klaus managed to kill the Hollow in the end, Hope’s blood remains the only weakness for the ancestors of the Labonair line.
Hope’s Blood Can Kill Malivore
Legacies focused primarily on Hope as the antithesis of Malivore, where her blood was the creature’s greatest weakness. Because Malivore was created by a witch, a vampire, and a werewolf, Hope was able to personally counteract his nature. In Legacies season 4, episode 4, “See You On the Other Side,” Hope made the transition to be a full tribrid, at which point she formed her blood into a blade that killed Malivore (and Landon) for good.
Even before Hope activated her vampire side, her body, blood, and bodily fluids were destructive to Malivore. Hope was personally immune to the amnesia of Malivore, and when she entered his internal dimension, she was able to prevent the monster from hurting anybody else. In addition, Hope’s blood could heal those shot by Malivore bullets and her other bodily fluids could destroy Malivore’s children. From the standard supernatural abilities established in The Vampire Diaries to special powers that only Hope Mikaelson possessed, Hope’s blood was one of the most magically potent artifacts in the TVD universe.