The Vampire Diaries Universe ruler Julie Plec has teased some info about the robed figure and when we'll learn more. Here's what she told TVLine last week:
The mystery of what this thing is, what it wants and what it’s doing is very slowly revealed over the next few episodes, then suddenly all at once when we hit midseason.
Julie Plec promised EW "a pretty great reveal" is coming over the hooded figure:
It’s a mystery that plays out for a good stretch that has a pretty great reveal attached to it, right about the time for the midseason cliffhanger.
There are said to be 20 episodes in Legacies Season 2, but the midseason cliffhanger should be airing in mid-to-late December, whatever episode that ends up.
Julie Plec added this "fun" note on the hooded figure to TV Guide:
I can say that its identity is a mystery and a fun reveal when the hood finally comes off.
A fun and great reveal. Does that suggest we already know the hooded figure, as opposed to it being someone we have not met yet? Also, what do they want? Are they creating new monsters? Working up to a master plan, related to Ryan Clarke's desire to impress Papa Malivore?
Is Vardemus The Hooded Figure?
Professor Vardemus (Alexis Denisof) just showed up and is very pro magic -- and also apparently pro dark stealth magic, since he encouraged Josie Saltzman to start using spells that covered her tracks. I would not be shocked if he was the hooded figure somehow connected to Malivore. He and Alaric Saltzman should be clashing and I wonder if it will be on more grounds than just Salvatore School vs. Mystic Falls High. Maybe Alaric can get his job back by exposing Vardemus as the bad guy?
Is Sebastian The Hooded Figure?
It is rather suspicious that Sebastian just showed up, and also warned Lizzie to be careful. He may have just been warning her away because he's a vampire. Before the season started, we were told Thomas Doherty would be playing a vampire hundreds of years old who has old-fashioned ideas about things. He's a love interest for Lizzie, but we also know MG wanted this to be HIS year of "yes." He was crushed when Lizzie revealed her crush on Sebastian. Maybe Sebastian is involved in something dark and he doesn't last too long, eventually giving MG his chance with Lizzie.
Who Else Could Be The Hooded Figure?
What about MG's mom? Is it crazy to wonder if she could be involved in this somehow? Veronica Greasley is in charge of Triad Industries, which tries to bring supernatural figures into Malivore, but there could be something else going on. Maybe that's a stretch. It's even more of a stretch to think Hope Mikaelson's Aunt Freya could be involved; I don't think that at all, but we do know she'll be coming soon as part of the Everyone Forgot Hope storyline. Maybe the hooded figure is someone else from The Vampire Diaries or The Originals? Doubt it, but I'm open to anything.
Who else? Who else that we've met, or do you have ideas about someone we haven't met yet -- another witch, werewolf, or vampire? What if it's Josie Saltzman under the hood -- and Vardemus is manipulating Dark Josie into doing evil deeds as the hooded figure. Too nuts?
Legacies Season 2 continues Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.