This article, “What Are Reginald’s Secrets in the New Timeline”, contains spoilers for the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy season 3.
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Right off the bat, you know that in this timeline, Sir Reginald Hargreeves isn’t doing any good. The monocle-wearing billionaire has a penchant for double-crosses and selfish endeavors, with season three being no exception. We find him leading an alternate academy, where he’s still alive and intriguing. But what secrets does Reginald from this timeline hold dear, and how important are they on our umbrellas?
The Umbrella Academy season 3 – what are Reginald’s secrets in the new timeline?
In this new timeline, Reginald is the father of seven new siblings, known as the Sparrows. Just like the Umbrellas, Reginald took in these children, who were all born on the same day and at the same time. He was aware that they held very special powers and exploited them for his own gain. This Reginald also bought a specific piece of land and built two hotels on this precious piece of land. His careful planning again sparks his own gains. The land was under a portal to another dimension, which would eventually save him and his family at the end of the world.
Reginald always seems to be hundreds of steps ahead. A genius of his time, this billionaire industrialist has his finger on the pulse and can apparently predict future events or at least plan accordingly. He was the only person to notice and manipulate the powers of people born on October 1, 1989. Reginald is also the only person to discover the portal and use this power on purpose. The genie also seems to know how to stop the apocalypse and briefs the gang on how to kill the Guardians and find the seal. However, there is more happening below the surface.
In episode nine, “Seven Bells,” Reginald kills Luther in one of the most dramatic deaths yet. He asks Luther for forgiveness, then while they embrace, stabs him in the heart. It would be a shocking twist on any show, but the writers add an additional reveal. Reginald used an alien living weapon to kill Luther. This blue reptilian blade appears to hang below his sleeve, then retracts onto his arm when finished. Is Reginald an alien or has he just discovered a new form of weaponry? The finale can help answer this question.
To further confuse viewers, in the finale, Reginald is murdered by his daughter Allison. She slices her head in half, revealing some rather unusual biology underneath. Beneath Reginald’s skull is a disconcerting cross-section, with the villain’s interior appearing alien and blue. He lets out a greenish-blue liquid from the wound before collapsing to the ground. Whether Reginald is an alien or a robot, that largely explains his unrivaled intelligence and the ease with which he could hack into the alien computer. Again, this raises more questions than answers. Do you believe Reginald is extraterrestrial? What do you think is its purpose? Please comment below.
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