The Locke & Key Door Detail That Has Fans Scratching Their Heads

Following in the footsteps of page-to-screen adaptations like "The Witcher" and "A Series of Unfortunate Events," Netflix's "Locke & Key" adaptation has had fans eagerly watching since its premiere in 2020. The series follows the Locke children — Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) — as they wander their new home and discover its mystical abilities through a set of mysterious keys, the same keys for which some malicious entities are also searching.

Originally, the story comes from a comic book series of the same name, written by Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill, who, as the son of Stephen King, is no stranger to the horror and fantasy genres. Since the TV series is an adaptation of a widely available source material, many fans turn to the comics to see which details made it on screen and, by contrast, which did not. One detail about the Black Door has left some fans puzzled.

What are the 11 Omega Doors?

Throughout the series, the Locke children discover a set of magical keys, each one imbued with a different ability. These keys allow them to unlock various doors throughout the house and its grounds. When the Lockes first arrive at Keyhouse following the death of their father, Bode begins to communicate with a spirit in the well house he names Echo, later known to be main antagonist Dodge. Dodge eventually gains Bode's trust and is able to escape the well house, beginning their pursuit of the Omega Key, the key that opens the demonic portal called the Black Door. The Black Door is discovered deep within the Drowning Cave when Kinsey and friends are exploring the area while filming a horror movie. The door has a blue glow emanating from within and is marked by an omega symbol and the number 11, leaving some fans to wonder about its numerical designation.

Reddit user Zolgrave asked "Was it ever explained why the Black Door is given that number?" They later mentioned that Omega Doors 1, 3, and 5 are shown in the issues "In the Drowning Cave” and "The Whispering Iron." However, they also write that they do not believe it has been revealed what's actually in those doors, except that Omega Door #1 is cracked open with a blue glow. Viewers comparing the series with the source material will have to wait and see until "Locke & Key" Season 2's premiere on October 22 to see if and when the answers come out.