Locke and Key Season 3 just premiered on Netflix, and as the show is ending, you may still have some questions about one of the key aspects of the series (see, what we did there?), the keys! The show follows the Locke family, 3 children, and their mother, who move into their father’s family house, which is called Keyhouse. Right after they move into the place, the children (Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode) start to discover keys scattered throughout the house that can be used in various magical ways.
But of course, a show is nothing without a villain: there is also a demonic entity searching for the keys as he wants to use them for its own, you guessed it, malicious purposes. Now, let’s go into the details about these keys in Locke and Key and discuss their significance while answering questions that could be in every viewer’s mind.
How many keys are there in Locke and Key series?
Many keys are introduced in the series, so it is easy to lose track of them. No worries. We are here to help you. Throughout all 3 seasons, 24 keys are discovered. The 20 were found in the 1st 2 seasons and the remaining 4 in the 3rd season. The name of the 20 keys are as follows:
Anywhere Key (allows user to travel anywhere), Mirror Key (can trap people inside a mirror), Matchstick Key (starts fire), Alpha Key (separates a demon from its host), Echo Key (summons an Echo of a dead person), Ghost Key (turns the user to a ghost), Head Key (allows its user to travel into a person’s mind), Music Box Key (allows the user to control someone else’s body like a puppet), Plant Key (controls plants), Demon Key (the victim becomes possessed by a demon), Memory Key (makes its user remember the magic of Keyhouse), Identity Key (changes its user’s appearance), Chain Keys (causes the victim to be trapped in chains).
Hercules Key (makes the user super strong), Angel Key (allows user to fly with wings), Omega Key (opens the Black Door), Harlequin Key (unlock the Harlequin wardrobe and reveals hidden things in it), Mending Key (opens the Mending cabinet), Shadow Key (opens the Vault of Shadows and allows its user to control shadows), Small World Key (when inserted into the dollhouse, can bend reality).
The news keys in Locke and Key Season 3 are Animal Key (turns the user into an animal), Timeshift Key (gives the power of time travel), Snow Globe Key (transports its user into a snow globe), and Creation Key (allows its user to bring any drawing into life).
What are the 12 keys in Locke and Key?
12 is the number of keys found by the Locke family in Keyhouse in the 1st season of the series. These 12 keys are already included in the above list, but no harm in mentioning them again: Anywhere Key, Mirror Key, Echo Key, Identity Key, Matchstick Key, Ghost Key, Head Key, Plant Key, Shadow Key, Mending Key, Music Box Key, and Omega Key. These are the 12 keys in Locke and Key Season 1.
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What is the most powerful key in Locke and Key?
All of the keys in the series are pretty useful and powerful, but it isn’t easy to decide which one is the most powerful key in Locke and Key. While one person could say that the Omega Key is the most powerful since it opens the Black Door to another realm where demons exist. Once the key opens the door, a demon can pass into this world, although it needs a host. This shows the power of the Omega Key. However, someone else can also say the Head Key is the most powerful one, allowing its user to control someone else’s mind and memories. Therefore, everyone can have a different opinion about which key is the best one.
Why is Duncan the only one who can make keys?
In the show, we see Duncan as a teenager, and he can make the Memory Key mostly because he is the youngest Locke at the time with the clearest mind. Rendell was almost 18 and had just murdered his friend Lucas so he couldn’t make the key with a clear mind. Duncan was able to do it because of his innocence. And only after his childhood memories were restored (hence his innocence) was Duncan able to make the Demon Key for Dodge.
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