theory: in lydia after dark, holland said that the name of ep 8 was a good hint as to what lydia is, and the title is “visionary.”* automatically i thought of some kind of psychic being, so i looked up mythical creatures who see/tell the future. i came up with “fae”. when i looked into fae mythology, the results described lydia:
- tongues - the gift of tongues allows them to speak any language at will” which lydia has proved she can speak archaic latin because normal latin bored her - it came easy to her
- possess emerald green eyes, translucent wings, and an unnatural beauty - she obviously doesn’t have wings, but is portrayed as beautiful and has green eyes
- weaknesses: Fae are very susceptible to shiny objects and are often seen dressed in sequins and gems. While this particular weakness does not incapacitate them, it could possibly be useful in distracting them - idk if this was just her being possessed, but in that ep where lydia randomly smashes a mirror in her sleep could be because of this, i don’t know
- frequently portrayed in the nude - we get a lot of naked lydia, esp the woods scene, holland has even complained about it (i’m not! haha)
- however the most important is that fae posses the ability of Sight, also known as precognition.
this is just what i’ve found when searching around and i’m sure theres more on fae and if anyone sees any other similarities let me know. i doubt it’s correct and most have agreed on banshee - so i guess we’ll see :)
*edit: holland actually said ep 9 (ty anon), but lydia obvs can see some type of future somehow- so it’s still possible