From teleportation and controlling minds to conjuring the dead, Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ clan is a force to be reckoned with.
Seven infants, born to random unconnected women on October 1, 1989, are adopted by a billionaire scientist who trains them to save the world from an impending apocalypse, at his place called ‘The Umbrella Academy‘. The premise of science-superhero fiction The Umbrella Academy gets more interesting when the audience is introduced to the characters and the superpowers they possess.
Who is the strongest character in The Umbrella Academy?
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- Lila Pitts is one top-class assassin
- The Handler – an antagonist with a good sense of style
- Vanya Hargreeves (Ellen Page) is the strongest of all siblings
Netflix’s superhero fantasy released its second season last July and ‘The Umbrella Academy’ fans couldn’t contain themselves after getting exposed to numerous plot twists and an incredible season finale. Season 2 may have revealed a lot about these superheroes, so we will do our bit by ranking The Umbrella Academy characters in increasing order of power in the series so far.
10. The Handler
The strongest woman in time happens to be the biggest villain in the series. The Handler has remained a major part of the fiction series as she’s responsible for maintaining the timeline and ensuring that all anomalies are rectified.
Introduced as the boss of Number Five in the Commission, she will do anything to gain control of the Commission.
9. Luther Hargreeves
Described as Number One, Luther is a seven-foot primate giant with enormous strength. Formerly designated as the head of the clan, Luther is the polar opposite of a leader. As the only kid who grew up in the mansion, he was the most obedient and even lived on the moon for a pointless mission for four years (which he discovers later).
He may be able to punch a hole in a wall with a single blow but doesn’t stand a chance against his ridiculously powerful siblings.
8. Sir Reginald Hargreeves
The father of ‘The Umbrella Academy’, Sir Reginald Hargreeves is a man of secrets. To begin with, the fans still don’t know who Reginald really is, what was his past like. He’s a billionaire with a vision to create a team of superheroes who will save the world from turning into a wasteland.
Season 2 shocked the fans when Sir Hargreeves revealed himself as an alien. It would be interesting to see what his character is all about in the upcoming seasons now that we are aware of his arcane scientific temperament and farsightedness.
7. Diego Hargreeves
Always up for a fight, Number Two is an expert knife thrower with several other combat skills under his belt. Diego leaves the Academy upon growing and finds solace in the streets as he loves to be a crime-fighter.
Once kicked out of the police academy for his brash attitude, Diego pursues fellow detective Eudora Patch as his love interest in season 1 and Lila, who is the daughter of the Handler, in season 2.
6. Ben Hargreeves
Also referred to as Number Six, he is the only member of the Academy who is no more alive but can communicate with Klaus. The truth behind his death still remains undiscovered but flashbacks from the past reveal that Ben had the ability to summon gigantic monsters and tentacled creatures from other realms that protruded out of his chest.
Ben ends up stopping Vanya from blowing up the world in season 2 but leaves us wondering how did he come back to life (which may be answered in season 3).
5. Klaus Hargreeves
Born with the ability to communicate with the dead, Number Four clearly is the most fun and lovable of all the siblings. Klaus prefers intoxicating himself with contrabands and liquor to avoid having to deal with the dead.
Once a drug-addict, Klaus starts a cult of his own, meets the love of his life Dave, and learns the art of conjuring the dead in season 2.
4. Allison Hargreeves
A promising actress and a loving mother, married to a handsome man, Allison has got it all. But it becomes even more interesting when we realise how she got the life that everyone dreams of.
Referred to as Number Three by Sir Reginald, Allison has the power to control people’s mind. She can make people do anything when she whispers “I heard a rumour” in their ear.
The gift becomes a curse for her love life and brings her nearer to death. Twice.
3. Lila Pitts
First introduced in season 2 as a fellow patient admitted in an asylum with Diego, Lila is a brilliant fighter, to say the least.
The daughter of the Handler is a trained assassin who believes that her parents died in a robbery accident when she was 4. Whereas, in reality, it was the handler who killed them and adopted her because of her special abilities.
Also born on October 1, 1989, Lila shocks the clan when she mirrors all their attacks in a deadly battle in season 2.
2. Number Five
A 50-years-old man in the body of a 13 years-old pre-pubescent boy who can jump through time and space. That’s Number Five. Always addressed as “Five” and never by his real name (i.e. still unknown), he is the mastermind who saves his family and stops the apocalypse, not once but twice.
Stuck in the future for nearly 50 years, Five gets hired by the Handler to work for the Commission which he later quits, thereby inviting trouble. Always in a rush, it is his ability to teleport from one timeline to the other that makes him so strong.
1. Vanya Hargreeves
Introduced as the shy and submissive sibling who is a violinist, nobody thought Vanya would be the ticking time-bomb that we all know now. Sedated with medications throughout her childhood by Sir Reginald, Number Seven was considered the weakest of all her siblings.
As a child (kept alienated from the clan) she never joined them in any mission and ended up pissing them off when she wrote a book about the Hargreeves.
The finale of season 1 shows Vanya unleashing the horror upon realising that her father made her believe that she was ordinary as he was too afraid of her powers.
Gladly, Vanya is able to control her power of converting sound into an explosive force in season 2.
Season 3 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ will resume its shooting in February 2021 and, in the meantime, we can predict what may happen to the Hargreeves now that they have stopped the apocalypse and come back to their world only to find Sir Reginald and Ben in the Academy (both refusing to recognize the clan). Share your season 3 stories with us in the comments box below!