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Does Luther Hargreaves die in season 3 of The Umbrella Academy?

June 23, 2022

*WARNING: Major spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy Season 3*

After a frustrating two-year wait, The Umbrella Academy has finally returned to Netflix after the jaw-dropping cliffhanger at the end of Season 2 left fans with more than a few questions.

The new episode sees the Umbrellas face their greatest enemy after returning to 2019 to find they’ve been replaced by a new group of superpowered beings, the Sparrow Academy.

Death lurks around every corner in Season 3 as twists, turns, and betrayals mean no one is safe, including Luther who faces several dangerous challenges throughout the episodes.

But does Luther die in season 3 of The Umbrella Academy or does he manage to survive?

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What happens to Luther in season 3?

Season 3 begins with the Umbrellas taking on Sparrow Academy who replaced them as Reginald’s adopted children following their timeline being tampered with in Season 2.

Although most of the Sparrows are cold and antagonistic towards the Umbrellas, Sloane immediately takes a liking to Luther, with the two sharing an awkward introduction during the opening fight between the two groups.

When Luther is kidnapped by the Sparrows later in the season, the pair are able to open up to each other and begin to form an unlikely romantic bond.

The clash between the Umbrellas and the Sparrows ends up being put on the backburner when a new and far more dangerous threat emerges, the Kugelblitz, a massive and destructive force that threatens to completely engulf the universe.

Knowing that their time is limited, Luther and Sloane decide to end the tradition and the Umbrella-Sparrow rivalry by agreeing to marry despite having known each other for a few days. In episode 8, Wedding at the end of the worldthe two get married.

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The “death” of Luther in season 3 of The Umbrella Academy

In an effort to save everyone from the incoming Kugelblitz, Reginald comes up with a plan that would see them escape the Obsidian Hotel through a hidden portal in the White Buffalo suite.

The gang, who have been suspicious of Reginald during the season, reluctantly agree to the plan as there are no other options left.

But as they prepare to put his plan into action, Reginald secretly stabs Luther and cuts his chest, leaving him to bleed and die.

Reginald escapes blame as Luther’s injuries cause the Umbrellas to believe that it was the mysterious Samurai Guardian hiding in the hotel that attacked Luther.

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Did Luther really die?

No, Luther is not permanently killed in The Umbrella Academy because he comes back alive at the end of season 3.

This is because Reginald’s plan causes the universe to reset and stops the Kugelblitz from destroying everything.

In doing so, a new timeline is created and every member of the Umbrella Academy is reunited in this new universe, including Luther who miraculously returns from the afterlife.

However, the gang quickly begins to realize that all is not as it should be as they have all lost their respective powers.

Klaus can no longer summon ghosts, Five is unable to teleport, and Luther has reverted to a full-sized human after losing his superhuman strength.

This also results in the sparrows’ umbrellas being separated, meaning Luther’s new wife, Sloane, is nowhere to be found when they emerge in the new timeline.

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Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on June 22, 2022.

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