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Season three of The Umbrella Academy presents us with a new modified timeline as well as new characters. The sparrows seem to have replaced the umbrellas at Reginald’s mansion in this strange new present, and the two families find themselves at odds with each other, fighting for control. This new group of siblings have their own distinct powers and weaknesses, which season three eagerly explores. Here is a breakdown of each member of the Sparrow Academy:
The Umbrella Academy season 3 – breaking the members of Sparrow Academy
Number One Sparrow: Marcus
Much like Luther, who is Umbrella’s number one, Marcus is the muscle of his family. Marcus has the ability of super strength, which he shows off to his adoring fans on the roof of the Academy, performing a gym routine each day. When the Sparrows fight the Umbrella siblings, he is a perfect match for Luther and, in fact, surpasses his counterpart. He can be arrogant and selfish with his skills but seems thwarted by Vanya’s magical prowess.
Vanya tries to make a deal with Marcus, she won’t embarrass him in front of his fans if he returns the time travel case to her. He accepts and goes to the cellar of the manor to recover the object. Although he is rather hypnotized by the Kugelblitz, he finds himself sucked into this horrible vortex. He is the first sparrow to be killed, with only a small role in the season.
Sparrow number two: Ben
The very familiar Ben, with whom Klaus communicated from beyond the grave, was number six in Umbrella. In this skewed timeline, Ben has no memory of the umbrellas and is almost the complete antithesis of their fallen beloved brother. This Ben is vulgar and power-mad, a selfish and corrupt individual who will stop at nothing to become number one in the Sparrow. His powers are the same as Old Ben, summoning tentacles from his body. He becomes a vile villain in season three, constantly trying to outsmart the Umbrellas, at ruthless war with his rivals. Ben survives every obstacle thrown at him and is seen in the very last scenes of a new timeline.
Sparrow Number Three: Fei
Fei has the ability to summon and control birds (I’d hazard a guess at crows, but it’s never properly confirmed). She is blind but can see through these birds. Like Ben, she is also power-mad and is happy to be Ben’s second-in-command. They plot to overthrow the umbrellas, though their plans never quite work out. She is killed by the Kugelblitz, which is reborn right in front of her.
Sparrow number four: Alphonso
This disfigured member of the team has the cunning ability to take any pain inflicted upon him and transfer it onto his enemy. So if a rival throws a punch at him, he feels the punch. Alphonso is a mean and vulgar individual who happily fights umbrellas and manipulates Reginald with Jayme. These two work in pairs and are killed together in the battle against Harlan.
Sparrow number five: Sloane
Sloane has the ability to levitate himself or other objects. She can make these objects move, control them as she sees fit. This gives the impression that she is flying or floating. She begins an adorable romantic relationship with Luther, who helps her gain self-confidence and escape the clutches of Sparrow Academy. Sloane is perhaps the only genuine and lovable member of the group. In the end, she marries Luther, although she is absent from the new timeline.
Sparrow number six: Jayme
Jayme might just have the coolest power of the bunch, she spits out a black liquid that causes her victims to have bizarre and specific visions. She uses this power on Diego in the opening episode, and he contemplates a dance between the two parties. Jayme also manipulates Five into making out with her model lover. She has expert karate and fighting skills, as well as her extraordinary abilities. Like her sparring partner Alphonso, she can be mean and sassy. She also dies when Harlan attacks.
Sparrow Number Seven: Christopher
By far the strangest member of the group, Christopher appears to be a floating cube. It glows and shoots lightning rods from its body. While speaking with an incomprehensible purring robotic voice. The other members can apparently understand Christopher, but the viewers cannot. It’s a bit like Groot in guardians of the galaxy. Christopher stores the Kugelblitz inside its cube-like structure, but it ends up killing him when the black hole explodes out of him.
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