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Elliot Page praises The Umbrella Academy for how it ‘managed’ trans narratives following their transition

Elliot Page praises The Umbrella Academy for how it ‘managed’ trans narratives following their transition

It has been nearly a year since The Umbrella Academy first hit the scene and it is safe to say that it is one of the most beloved new series of the past few years. Filled with unforgettable characters, intense action, and heartfelt moments, there was never a dull moment. With good news coming in from everywhere from critical acclaim to Emmy nods, the show has only continued to grow in popularity.

So when it was announced that the show would be returning for a second season, fans were more than ecstatic. The only question was: how much would the series be able to grow as a whole?

One year later and it has been confirmed that The Umbrella Academy is returning for an all-new, ten-episode season. Now is the perfect time to catch up on or start from scratch on an amazing series that’s not only fun but has serious depth to its characters and story.

Introduction to The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy is a comic book series that follows the lives of seven super powered children. They range from 3 different races: Spaceboy, Vanya, and The Kraken. Each has its unique superpower that they use to take on a variety of bad guys in succession. This series follows them collectively through their childhood before the titular “accident,” where they suddenly lost their powers on what would have been the worst day of their lives if not for the arrival of Old man Pearson aka “Professor.


In volume 4 of this series, “The Umbrella Academy: Dallas”, a new character is introduced which is a clone of the original members. Readers are introduced to The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, which is also a comic book series that takes place in the same universe as The Umbrella Academy. This character is none other than Hargreeves (aka Number Five). Through the comics, we learn more about the origins and background of Number Five. He was originally Number Six before he lost his powers on Earth Day.

Name of the characters in The Umbrella Academy

Here are celebrity’s names mentioned below:


Elliot Page as Viktor Hargreeves
Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves
Ritu Arya as Lila Pitts
Aidan Gallagher as Number Five
Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves
David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves
Justin H. Min as Ben Hargreeves
Adam Godley as Pogo
Colm Feore as Sir Reginald Hargreeves
John Magaro as Leonard Peabody
Kate Walsh as The Handler
Marin Ireland as Sissy

The storyline of The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy is a comic book series created by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. It follows the lives of seven children who are born on the same day, but each has strengths and abilities that are different from one another. The story begins with an assassination attempt on the president, which is stopped by a team of superheroes called The Umbrella Academy. They are soon disbanded after the death of their leader, Sir Reginald Hargreeves.

Hargreeves, before he died, adopted seven children who had abnormal abilities:

In addition to these seven adopted children, he also fathered a child in his wife, who was later revealed to have died giving birth. The child, Luther Hargreeves (The Monocle), is still alive and plays an important role in the storyline as well.


Why a contentious assault scene in Umbrella Academy undermines a character’s entire tale

After watching the first episode of The Umbrella Academy, I was immediately hooked. I believe this series has huge potential. However, one part of the show that got me confused was the assault scene between Number Five and a female classmate. It felt out of place and too graphic, leaving me with an empty feeling after it ended. This is exactly what Claremont wanted to do with these scenes—ruin a character’s story by doing something unexpected like this. Adam Hughes, who designed Number Five and contributed to the storyboards for this scene, explained that he and the creative team wanted to do something that was “not what most would expect.”

So, what do you think about The Umbrella Academy?

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