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NOTE: This article is about the demoness that possessed Lucas Caravaggio and assimilated bits and pieces of his identity. The teenager she possessed can be found here: Lucas Caravaggio.

Dodge: …when you find them, you're going to give them back to me.
Bode Locke: And why would I do that?!
~ Dodge and Bode Locke.
I always keep my promises. The question is, can you? Because you can't stray from the path this time. If we're going to be a family, I need to know that I can trust you.
~ Dodge
Don't think I'm funny? Feel like I'm caring? Kind? I guess it's subjective, so…
~ Dodge

Dodge, also known by Bode Locke's alias of the Well Lady, and her alternate persona Gabe, is one of the protagonists in the TV series Locke & Key and the main antagonist in the first season and and the tritagonist/central antagonist of its second season, confirmed to reappear in an antiheroic capacity in the third season (see the trivia section). She is the main antagonist in Welcome to Matheson, the overarching antagonist in The Keepers of the Keys, Ray of F*ing Sunshine, Echoes, Crown of Shadows, and Irons in the Fire, the deuteragonist in Trapper/Keeper, Family Tree, The Black Door, The Premiere, The Head and the Heart, Small World, Forget Me Not, and Past is Prologue, a significant antiheroine in Dissection, The Maze, Best Laid Plans, Alpha & Omega and Cliffhanger, and a minor villain in Head Games. Introduced in an antagonistic role, she becomes an antiheroine as her character develops throughout the series. She is an extremely powerful, hegemonic, and meriocratic demoness and the alleged owner of over a dozen magical keys. Her ultimate plan is to guide the rest of her race to coexist with humans, as she is a fusion of both, and believes the two species can revitalize society together. Despite their different views on whether magic should be used to revolutionize untold societies or remain within the confines of one's own affairs, she formerly had a close bond with Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke, although all three relationships were destroyed because of the childrens' immature antics. Additionally, Kinsey breaks up with her upon discovering she is an inter-dimensional member of the same sex, and at the end of the second season Tyler forcibly rips her from her host body after her egalitarian plans lead to him accidentally murdering his own girlfriend, leaving her to learn from the past and bide her time until the third season.

She was portrayed by Laysla de Oliveira for the majority of the first season, who also plays Becky Demuth in In the Tall Grass and Veronica in Guest of Honour; by Griffin Gluck for the majority of the second season; and by Felix Mallard in the second half of the first season, who played Lucas Caravaggio in the same franchise and also plays Ben Kirk in Neighbours.

Appearance

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It's unclear what Dodge actually looks like, as she is usually either a petite yet handsome 16-year-old man or a tall, slender, healthy, and extremely beautiful 30-year-old woman. As the latter, she has brown, intense eyes and casual yet rich-colored brown hair and excellent posture. As Scot Cavendish cited, she had an excellent fashion sense and intuit, with a suiting flair for the color black, as almost all of her outfits are dominantly that color — essentially the unity of colors when so mixed.

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Apparently, her appearance was perfectly capable of catching attention from numerous boys and even Kinsey, who once cited her to be very pretty, having no idea she was talking about her own girlfriend. Javi and Brinker also both thought she was extremely attractive. Additionally, she was able to persuade Gilles to join her in bed just with minimal body language alone. Scot also mentioned her bone structure and fashion sense were both perfect. The man in the café in the third episode and the lady at McCellan's Psychiatric Hospital may or may not have considered her to be very pretty as well.

Personality

Bode, don't you realize now's the chance to live your best life? Well, you've got all this power, and you can do whatever you want with it. So why don't we live a little?
~ Dodge

Being an extremely courageous, independent, self-conscious, confident, fearless, adventurous, strong-willed, sophisticated, intuitive, self-respecting and decisive woman who frequently builds people up; doesn't just help people in need, but also made them see the best parts of themselves, and represents the best of charisma, conviction, and feminine strength. However, this is hideously corrupted by her psychosis and her obsessive-compulsive vindictive streak against Ellie Whedon, meaning Dodge has very little inhibition about seeing herself avenged at any cost, in turn meaning she is just as unapologetic as she is charismatic. Dodge harbors no pity or mercy whatsoever for those she deems on the wrong side of morality. She has been relentlessly hunting down all of the keys for the presumed (though unconfirmed) motive that the relics are likely rightfully hers just as much as the Lockes. On the side, she spends most of her time getting to know the Locke children and trying her best to help them move on from losing their father, and finding unorthodox ways to pass the time and adjust to a modern climate after twenty-five years of incarceration. As one defined by her controlling nature, she likewise had remarkable control of her own emotions, seemingly able to react to any situation at a moment's notice without losing her composure at all.

Since being imprisoned in an utterly dilapidated well, she grew an egregiously relentless and callous mindset in her anguish and became hellbent on finding and retrieving her keys, leading to unbridled ambition. She did not hesitate to ignore the life-threatening predicament Bode's mother was in to finally free herself and prioritize her meeting with Sam Lesser, proceeding on a vicious campaign to achieve her one goal. Additionally, her revenge wasn't just for summoning and caging her; she became even more obsessed with Ellie after she showed her true cowardice in not defending Joe Ridgeway at all and proceeded to attempt to shoot her point-blank. Bode once cited that all she ever did was lie to other people to make them do things good people wouldn't do; however, it should be noted that Bode was a fairly biased person, and that most people thought she was ethical to a fault and reasonably charming, including Scot Cavendish and the office lady at the front at McCellan's Psychiatric Hospital. She also persuaded Gilles to sleep with her without even using very many words, eventually becoming aroused enough to incapacitate him, before her smile faltered a bit as she realized he was out and hesistantly departing the scene more slowly than she would have a moment before. Indeed, Echo was almost never deliberately cruel to anyone who hadn't cast the first stone, as she was very helpful to the Savinis (who didn't blame her for enabling Kinsey in the Drowning Caves incident), formally affectionate with the office lady and she had a genuine loving relationship with Kinsey. As stated before, she was extremely nice to Bode and Tyler until both of them betrayed her.

Dodge is an extremely intelligent, unpredictable, and formidable genius, particularly in the fields of insight, deception, seduction, intuition, and improvisation, which allow her to use the keys in far more formidable ways than others do. Her skills as an improvisational tactician are perhaps the most frequently used, as her quick thinking and resourcefulness are both remarkable. She loves seeing a plan come together. Additionally, she possesses the unnerving capacity to gain an accurate and deep instinctive understanding of a person or concept. Dodge also has a keen eye for extravagance, complimenting her lean frame and intense face with dresses that are almost always black and red, and wearing an elegant robe to match with the Crown of Shadows when summoning the demon hive during the season's climax.

Despite her calculating mind and vast composure, Dodge is completely insane and mentally ill with an accordingly pathological immunity to fear; life in the Wellhouse has clearly emptied her of her takes on mercy, although she still retained some vestige of pity for others. Her immediate reaction to Bode's realization she cannot take keys from Lockes, and her disposition whilst helping Kinsey flee the Drowning Caves, were the only times she ever seemed even slightly afraid. Inevitably, she had a violent temper, as shown by her vicious reaction to Bode's realization that she was powerless to forcibly take the keys from a Locke, by Tyler's refusal to give her the key after they had finally gotten to know each other, and again when she stabbed Sam when he began getting on her nerves. She was also blunt enough to tell him nothing made him unique at all. Her demented nature often caused her to do petty things out of boredom, such as snapping one of Rufus' toys in half. She is also accountable about her arguably toxic relentlessness and never hesitated to take responsibility for her own actions. Indeed, the only predictable aspect of Dodge's splintered psyche is her inherent unpredictability.

While she clearly considered mercy a fool's prize and hence is happy to put down her most dangerous enemies, Dodge almost never kills or attacks other people without purpose. Prior to developing moral agency and learning to understand right and wrong, she was not truly delighted or upset to resort to incapacitating Gilles for being underwhelming in bed and killing Ray for taking the Matchstick Key. She became frightened and infuriated when Joe stalked her, leading to her violent retaliation that ended with his death, taking a life to preserve the keys' secrecy. Additionally, she only killed Sam Lesser when he turned on her at the last second before begging for her own un-reciprocated loyalty, still intent on killing the Lockes. The act had been one of self-defense and switching sides for the better, something Nina quite ironically was horrified to watch before later conceding in a different context that the right thing had been done. She even claimed that Rendell Locke's murder was never meant to happen and inadvertently avenged him (though likely without vengeance in mind). She also incapacitated Rufus out of self-defense, in her bid for the Shadow Key, showing she had come to value human life enough to not have a repeat of Kim and Jeff. Her time with Kinsey has helped her understand what is good and begin doing things for the sake of good.

As an ultimately benevolent and insightful woman who knew when to do bad things for good reasons (hence earning her status as a false antagonist), Dodge never took her ruthless means as a pretext to eliminate those who opposed her at all. Indeed, she never killed the Locke children in spite of having numerous opportunities to do so, nor did she show any signs of real contempt for them, even though they had done everything they could to stop her. She attempted to genuinely open up to all three of them, giving Bode a teddy bear as a peace offering and even giving him Twizzlers and Dr. Pepper, innocently socializing with Tyler and playing drinking games together after encouraging him to be less fanatical and resulting in him treating Jackie Veda with the respect she obviously deserved, and helping Kinsey film with the Savini Squad and providing her with much-needed support with the changes she had to endure after Rendell was murdered by Sam. When put to the test, she actually went out of her way to risk her own life to save Kinsey while they were in the Drowning Caves, finally revealing what kind of person she truly is in the process. In spite of openly finding his unconscious impulses and criminal antics deriving from his unreasonable father pathetic, Dodge still befriended Sam Lesser, speaking with him in jail and offering revenge against Rendell Locke in exchange for the Head Key, only later stabbing Sam with a borrowed knife, conceding she was no longer willing to work around his vicious antics anymore and that his lack of uniqueness made him unappreciated by everyone, herself included. She also angrily cited at one point that Rendell's death was completely unnecessary. It was her wise insight of doing what needed to be done, and quickly, that made the Lockes naively presume her to be definitely malevolent and guileful to great extremes.

Much like Scot Cavendish, another consistent trait in Dodge is to make others see the best parts of themselves. This is what allowed Dodge to inspire Bode to be extremely courageous, resourceful, and develop an aptitude for independent problem solving; Tyler to get back with Jackie, learn to respect women, and prioritize moderation over fanaticism when it came to drinking; Kinsey to realize she was a gutsy and charming individual at her core, and to realize she and Scot made her feel loved and safe in two very different ways; to help the Savini Squad feel motivated and significant; to inspire the lady at the front of McCellans Psychiatric Hospital to feel better about herself and her visage; and also indirectly inspire several students belittled by Eden and defamed to slowly gain a leg to stand on when the narcissistic bully's reputation had been diminished to an undisclosed degree. Presumably, Gilles learned that it is wise for future kinky sexual encounters to be preceded by mutual trust lest he wake in a painful and half-conscious state. Although they never had any real interaction throughout the first season, Nina finally came to terms with Rendell's death, enough to symbolically let his remains go. Even Rufus found a better guardian to move in with, away from a city he wasn't functioning well in, as a direct result of Dodge's central objective throughout the first season. Indeed, the only time Dodge ever failed to inspire a flawed individual to see the best parts of himself and do something heroic was when she gave Sam Lesser two shots at redemption, first by asking him to question Rendell Locke about Keyhouse Manor, and second by lending him her Matchstick Key, since despite this (coupled with Rendell's wise and compassionate counsel) disproving Sam's main reason for hating society and wanting to watch the world burn, Sam was already too far gone and too malevolent an individual to change his ways.

While she was vague for obvious reasons about her past, she was willing to open up to Kinsey as much as possible. She did seem to regret the dynamics of the way Kinsey was affected by Sam's death, as she brought her takeout the morning after Sam died.

Dodge has a dark sense of sarcastic humor and mocked Bode for thinking he could use bubblegum and a stick to shut her up, claimed that the lesson she taught Eden was her award for a lifetime of striving for pettiness, scornfully told Sam his lack of uniqueness or desire to be part of something bigger than himself was the reason his relationships with everyone were all unhealthy, awkwardly made a key pun to Erin Voss, and joked that the "meat world" was full of morons. Echo also made quips when people asked of her personal business, even calling Sam out on envying her freedom (in spite of being imprisoned since before he was born and having been free for less than a month) and calling Ellie out on being jealous that she had an eventful life compared to hers.

Echo saw it as okay to drink every once in a while and was very appalled at Tyler's contrasting fanaticism, which he implied stemmed from Christian beliefs. Although she implied she would have respected that, she convinced him to play drinking games with her later that night, showing she'd gotten him to lighten up a bit, although he still refused to accompany her to a bar located just outside their town's borders.

Dodge's relationship with the Lockes is rather mixed. She was friendly and affectionate towards Bode, but this did not blind her from tough love, as she led him to a rope to fix his own mistake with the Mirror Key instead of babying him. Being inwardly vicious and sociopathic at heart, Bode tried to cripple her and cruelly issued a challenge that he would steal all of her keys, leading to her antagonizing him several times, though this is mostly because he frequently woke up in the morning thinking about her destruction. While similarly friendly and affectionate towards Tyler, this extended to her being sexually attracted to him. However, he made off with her Anywhere Key and judged her harshly for being the bigger person and saving his life in spite of what he had just done to her, showing she obviously does not wish the Lockes death. She generally stays out of the way of Nina, who in all fairness is only a Locke through matrimony, and does not seem to wish ill on her until she childishly uses her as collateral against her daughter. It is never disclosed why Duncan acted ignorant to her imprisonment on his grounds, though he did later try to kill her by siccing her own vanguard onto her by force. Dodge cited Rendell's death as "bad luck" to Erin Voss and hence held this against Sam Lesser, eventually avenging the counselor.

Her most complicated and healthy relationship is with the middle child, Kinsey. Since revenge didn't make very many friends, she integrated herself into the Savini Squad, using the Identity Key to fit in with Kinsey and her new friend group. She was friendly and a bit shy around her, opening up to her after she used the Music Box Key, indicating there was a thinning barrier of trust between the two. Her willingness to nearly sacrifice herself to get Kinsey out of the Drowning Caves and awkward confession that she was extremely tough, charismatic, and attractive made it blatantly clear her interest in her was apparently more than just a simple platonic ally and can be implied that she actually loves her in a gay and romantic way, potentially referencing another part of her identity she, herself had yet to figure out. Kinsey, ignorant that they were both females, was quick to reciprocate her romantic feelings. Knowing Scot Cavendish was the opposite sex as Kinsey, she felt understandably intimidated by his own relationship with her; she was going to reveal something huge to both of them before Scot revealed he was on lunch break prompting her to simply leave after Scot, although it remained unclear what she would have disclosed to Scot and Kinsey had the conversation continued. Kinsey ultimately realized Dodge and Scot made her feel safe and loved in completely different ways and Dodge was the one she wanted to be with romantically, with Dodge being delighted they would end up spending the summer holidays together. Her love for Kinsey frequently brought her brighter traits to surface level and frequently caused her to act uncharacteristically amiable and benign, meaning Kinsey just might be helping her restore her mental health from before the Wellhouse, going to no end about how much both need the other. Ultimately, Kinsey could not comprehend how after invading Eden's thoughts, Dodge was still the same woman she was yesterday, and hence joined the fight against her without hesitation.

Dodge understandably doesn't like One Direction at all, but she is seen playing "Light It Up" by Zhu and "Kinfolk" by Cole in her truck, so she may like electronic music.

Powers and abilities

Powers

Bode… you can't protect them.
~ Dodge
  • Object Manifestation: Dodge had the mysterious and unique supernatural ability to commune with people through visual art mediums such as a portrait or a book. She communed with Sam Lesser to form an alliance, and contacted Bode to remind him she would inevitably get her keys back from his unrightful hands.

Dodge easily subduing Ellie Whedon.

  • Enhanced physical attributes: While the keys give her abilities such as masquerading as a brown-haired teenager or Lucas' female counterpart, or setting buildings on fire, or teleporting, Dodge has displayed unnatural abilities unrelated to the keys, presumably because of both her mysterious physiology and due to her keeping in excellent shape during her imprisonment, as she actually remained in the well house for months, not only surviving but maintaining her strength and coordination. She was also able to move around with pinpoint precision; the only time she seemed to exert any signs of discomfort carrying out physical activity was mild exhaling and grunting whilst crawling through an indentation in the heart of the Drowning Caves. However, she also uses the keys more efficiently than anyone else does, making her more dangerous than another character with the same keys in their hands. It was stated near the end of the season that Echo and her race cannot be killed by normal means.
    • Peak-human strength: Dodge has inhuman strength, being able to physically dominate other people even without the keys solely by using the muscles in her limbs, disarming Bode and strangling Gilles until he was unconscious, with neither of them able to do anything to stop her in spite of her delicate frame.
    • Peak-human durability: Thanks to her status as an echo, Dodge's skin, bones, and muscles are much denser and harder than those of humans, which makes her incredibly durable. Hence, she was unharmed when Ellie shot her point-blank, to her archenemy's horror. The Lockes concluded she could not be destroyed by common measures. Yet she was not always so invulnerable as she could once be put down by something as mundane as a fireplace pole.
    • Peak-human agility: Dodge is more agile and flexible than most people are; while this is not often seen throughout the opening season, she was able to twist around and backhand Rufus Whedon into a table a split-second after he tried to ambush her with a sharp toy, without spraining the muscles in her arm.
  • Longevity: In spite of physically and psychologically degrading during her time in the Wellhouse, Dodge survived in there for several months before reaching the brink of starvation, indicating demons have a very long lifespan and may even live for centuries.

The Keys

Dodge had supernatural abilities through her magical keys, combined with her already extraordinary physical constitution and raw power. She displayed incredible understanding and knowledge of the powers her keys possessed and bore apparent mastery over all of them, which allowed her to use their ability to warp nature itself for combative purposes with remarkable finesse, making it virtually impossible to defeat her in a physical contest.

  • Teleportation: Dodge could use doors as a means of warping locations, first using it to escape the Wellhouse onto a rainy street. She also used it to teleport from the front of a restroom to a clothing store, come in and out of a museum, teleport in and out of Keyhouse several times and leave through a nearby shed on one occasion, and exit the hospital to get to Ellie Whedon's house.
  • Shapeshifting: Dodge could transform into other humanoids, namely turning into Gabe to get closer with Kinsey Locke, and she used to routinely transform into Lucas Caravaggio to aggravate Ellie Whedon further.
  • Pyrokinesis: Dodge could conjure fire. Hence, she generated a ring of flames around herself and Bode.
  • Mind Control: Dodge could eradicate the free will of Eden Hawkins and use words to persuade her thoughts. She humiliated her in the cafeteria after Kinsey's attempts proved to be uncreative.
    • Control of Demons: By merging with the Crown of Shadows, Dodge could control demons from the Black Door that moved about as shadows. She dispatched them into Keyhouse to accomplish revenge against Ellie Whedon.
  • Mind Penetration: Dodge could penetrate Erin Voss' mind by using a doorway as a gateway between worldly dimensions. Hence, she discovered the whereabouts of the Omega Key.
  • Astral Projection: By stepping outside of the doorway to Keyhouse Manor, Dodge could enter her astral form, albeit as Gabe, not herself. Hence, she could speak with Chamberlin Locke.

Abilities

It's all right. New plan. Just have to figure out a way to get in here.
~ Dodge
  • Stealth mastery: Dodge is exceptionally stealthy, as she was able to steal a necklace from a museum, and later quickly sneak past Nina Locke to incinerate her stove, without getting caught on either occasion. She was able to live in Ellie Whedon's house for weeks with no one ever seeing her there until Bode Locke stumbled into her, and by then it was too late to do anything about it.
  • Peak-human intelligence: Aside from her remarkable physical composition, Dodge's other primary ability is being vastly intelligent, quite possibly a borderline genius, particularly in the fields of insight, tactics, seduction, intuition, and improvisation, which allow her to use the keys in far more formidable ways than other characters do, in addition to being an ideal person to have on one's side and an absolutely horrible person to have as an enemy. Another mark of Echo's sheer decisiveness is just how obvious it seemed to everyone that Joe's death was a suicide, with no fingerprints having been found on the bag minus Joe's or those of Nina Locke.
    • Expert manipulator: Dodge is very skilled at superbly getting into people's heads and manipulating them. Her charisma, social intuition, and ability to feign sanity long enough to get on the right peoples' good and bad sides proved to be essential in her completing her quest. She effortlessly befriended Kinsey while disguised as Gabe and kept Tyler busy until Sam had already arrived at the manor, although her specific methods showed she genuinely cared for them. In her guise as Lucas, she was able to use his naturally intimidating demeanor in conjunction with her own manipulative skills to keep Ellie and Rufus quiet about her. She even used her sexuality to intimidate a man whose computer she forcibly borrowed.
    • Expert tactician: Dodge's skills as an improvisational tactician are perhaps the most frequently used, despite her insanity being capable of sometimes impairing her higher thinking. Her cunning and planning allow her to successfully outwit her enemies, which often works out better than fighting them directly and taking them head-on, especially when trying to determine her friends and enemies and which is which. This she often does by using anyone's exploitable weaknesses, although almost always for righteous purposes. When Sam Lesser refused to give her the key and Erin Voss unexpectedly intercepted her mental intrusion, she promptly killed Sam and trapped Erin and left before anyone could retaliate, showing her quick thinking and supporting just how versatile and unpredictable Dodge really is. Additionally, she was able to convincingly feign ignorance about Sam Lesser and the keys as Gabe, given her ability to predict and gather information on her opponents allowing her to easily out-strategize any of them one-on-one, thereby making it almost impossible for them to succeed against Dodge, with Dodge almost always being flawlessly successful in the long run.
    • Expert social intuit: Dodge has a high degree of social confidence, allowing her to intuitively determine how to interact with others, gain their respect and get her point across with a calmness, eloquence, and charisma that belie her mysteriousness.
  • Swimming: Dodge is a highly skilled swimmer, being able to pull Kinsey Locke to shore when they were in the Drowning Caves.
  • Indomitable willpower: Dodge has tremendous determination and strength of will, which makes her an extremely formidable enemy for anyone to have, as a girl who absolutely refuses to ever give ground and resign herself to seemingly insuperable odds. Indeed, Dodge's compassionate, nuanced, and mysterious nature frequently made others see the best parts of themselves. This was a consistent trait in Dodge and it allowed her to inspire Bode to be extremely courageous and pragmatic, inspire Tyler to become more respectful and moderate, inspire Kinsey to realize she had intense inner strength, help the Savini Squad feel motivated and significant, and inspire an employee at McCellans Psychiatric Hospital to feel better about herself. More indirectly, she also helped several students belittled by Eden and defamed to slowly gain a leg to stand on when the narcissistic bully's reputation had been somewhat diminished and inspired Nina to come to terms with Rendell's fate, and may have even caused Gilles to come to value trust and correlate it with recreational sex. Indeed, the only time Dodge ever failed to inspire a flawed individual to see the best parts of himself and do something heroic was when she gave Sam Lesser two shots at redemption, first by warmly introducing herself by manifesting in a portrait and again by helping him escape his legal imprisonment, since despite this, coupled with Rendell's counsel, disproving Sam's main reason for hating the world, Sam was already far too malevolent to change his ways.

Weaknesses

He thinks I'm dumb, that I don't see, but I do.
~ Rufus Whedon
  • Arrogance: Dodge's main weakness is her overconfidence and arrogance. Hence, Dodge does express some surprise, left temporarily caught off-guard, when an unexpected turn of events causes her plans to not work out the way she intended and she is forced to make up a counterattack on the fly. Her pompous mood following her rescue of the night before caused her to not hide as well as usual, causing Bode Locke to deduce she lived with Ellie Whedon. She also underestimated her son Rufus, who found her key hidden under a floorboard. However (unlike with antagonistic figures such as Sam Lesser or Eden Hawkins), this weakness of hers is ultimately an insignificant one, as Dodge's tremendous intellect and cold calculation allow her to very effectively compensate for this at almost all times, mastering almost any situation with her sheer cunning, and she is quick to recover and seamlessly use her alternative plans to make up for it.
  • Mental instability: Dodge's imprisonment has made her unhinged and impulsive with little inhibition about harming those she disliked and thus this influences her actions. This, along with her being easily distracted by simple things like dogs barking in the distance, sometimes hinders her during important or even crucial moments.

Equipment

Just show me where he hid my Omega Key.
~ Dodge
  • Wardrobe: Despite being underdressed during her first encounter with Bode Locke, Dodge burgled several items, using the Anywhere Key to evade retaliation, ending up with a dress, a necklace, a bra, and possibly others. She also had several outfits conjured with her Identity Key, including a memorable black robe at the end of the first season. Dodge also wore an alien crab costume when filming with the Savini Squad.
  • Teddy Bear: Dodge harbored a teddy bear as both a thank-you gift and a peace offering for Bode, although the irate boy did not accept it.
  • Keys: Dodge owned a wide variety of magical keys that were eventually hidden throughout the Locke family home, capable of performing remarkable feats of magic.
    • Identity Key: Dodge has possessed this key the longest and she uses it to turn into Lucas Caravaggio, the better to aggravate Ellie Whedon, and "Gabe", the better to fit in with the Savinis.
    • Anywhere Key: Dodge acquired her key from Bode, and her masterful use of it proved crucial to her campaign several times.
    • Music Box Key: Dodge briefly took re-possession of the key to help Kinsey Locke.
    • Shadow Key: Dodge acquired this key from Ellie and used it to summon shadows, who latched onto the crown as a portal from the Black Door, allowing them to assume form without needing bullets or host bodies, limited primarily by environments rich with light.
    • Omega Key: Dodge used this key to open the Black Door and have Ellie Whedon pushed inside.
  • Crown of Shadows: Dodge acquired the Crown of Shadows from Ellie and used it in conjunction with the key to summon an army as part of her coup.

Name

Dodge, that was my nickname for him. […] Now that name means something completely different to me.
~ Ellie

The Echo is so named by her first interaction with Bode Locke, and as she is merely known as someone awoken by the echo of his voice and has made no distinction between her race, and so her name is simply Echo. She is also known by her nemesis' nickname, which is Dodge. "Dodge" had once been the nickname of Ellie Whedon's lover, Lucas Caravaggio, as he had been on a fencing team. After summoning the Echo and forcing her to assume Lucas' appearance, she began calling her "Dodge" as well. She did not give Ellie the satisfaction of expressing any displeasure with her nickname, even introducing herself as such to Tyler Locke and apparently Sam Lesser as well. Having met her in a well, Bode Locke childishly gave her the alias of the "Well Lady".

The Echo also went by her alternate persona, which is Gabe. She referred to herself as such when integrating into the Savini Squad, as appearing as a male teenage persona would be much more likely to induce their leader, Scot Cavendish, to allow her into the fold, and Kinsey Locke to fall in love with her whilst assuming she was male.

However, in another sense, Dodge actually is an Echo which, in Locke & Key, is sort of a physical manifestation of a dead person called back to life using the Echo Key. Dodge was originally killed by Rendell Locke twenty-five years before mainstream events, but returned due to Ellie attempting to call Lucas back as an Echo which brought Dodge back as well due to the demoness still being latched on to Lucas' soul even in death. After Dodge's demise, the real Lucas is identified as being an Echo as well which is why he survived the separation from her and Captain Frederick Gideon, who was summoned back to life in the same manner as Dodge, is an Echo as well.

Trivia

  • While Dodge is an on-and-off antiheroine in the Netflix TV show, she is genuinely malevolent in the books, making her an ideal example of adaptational heroism.
    • In spite of her multi-dimensional character arc and positive traits coinciding with her negative ones, Laysla De Oliveira seems to do her best to portray Dodge as a complete diabolical barbarian by consistently speaking of her unapologeticness, yet using Angelina Jolie's Maleficent as a primary source of inspiration which does in fact relate to each other personality-wise. One of the show's directors, on the other hand, paints Dodge in a sympathetic light and that she has a lot yet to be revealed about her to be judged as evil. Despite all this, there is no evidence the director is wrong about painting her in such a manner, in spite of Laysla viewing her solely as a hateful sadist.
    • While she does make one mention of wanting to consume society by force, it is never confirmed she would use unethical means, or that it would be a bad thing for her to have power. Remember, Aragorn's conquest saved Minas Tirith, and Zuko conquering the Fire Nation saved Ba Sing Se. Conquerors set on taking over civilization aren't always bad guys and even if they were, we don't see Dodge act as she speaks (though there is the possibility this could change in the third season). Furthermore, there is no guarantee that she killed Ray on purpose instead of just trying to leave him stranded in a train station, which if so is far from a MEH.
    • To drive the turning point home, quite ironically, an anonymous and extremely sanctimonious and hypocritical administrator claimed along with his friends that she could potentially qualify as Pure Evil. Considering she owned twenty keys and could have used her resources to obliterate Earth and instead all she did was suffocate a 70-year-old stalker, bludgeon a wild man with a shovel, and invite her siblings to join her in moving overseas while she tried to reconnect with her xenophobic ex-girlfriend, showing the extent of perverse flanderization from her haters, which has been stressed throughout social media for months.
  • To date, Dodge appears in all ten episodes either using her appearance or as Lucas or Gabe. Unlike her comic counterpart, she does have a gender.
  • While many fans understandably believed otherwise, Dodge is confirmed to appear in the third season, although her role is kept very closely under tabs and she is not in any of the recently released promotional screenshots for the conclusion of the franchise. She has been slated as an antiheroine by the screenwriters and the official Netflix channel has slated early on that her relationship with Kinsey Locke is not over yet. Furthermore, both of her actors (De Oliveira and Gluck) were seen on the first poster for the third season, further justifying the presumption that Dodge will be in the third season. Overall, she is slated for an extremely mysterious and protagonistic role.

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Scot Cavendish | Kinsey Locke | Dodge/Gabe | Douglas Brazelle | Zadie Wells | Abby

Others
Benjamin Locke | Nina Locke | Logan Calloway | Jamie Bennett | Josh Bennett | Brian Rogan | Minutemen

See Also
Netflix Heroes

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