The Umbrella Academy is the new superhero show in everyone’s life. Based on the comic book created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, it tells the story of a family of troubled superheroes who reunite after the death of their father. It’s also stuffed to the brim with clever Easter eggs and references to other superhero media. Have you discovered all of them? Here’s 40 of the best hidden details. Spoilers ahead!
40. What’s the deal with Ben?
Ben, the mysterious Number Six of the family, died before the series began. Only Klaus, who can speak to the dead, can see him, yet he’s clearly got a shadow, which ghosts shouldn’t have. This consequently sparked a few good theories on Reddit. “It coincides with my theory that Klaus’ true power, at its fullest, is to truly bring people back to life,” wrote user Gregoryhuckaby.
39. Early foreshadowing
In episode 2 of the series, Number Five flashes forward to the end of the world. There he discovers the bodies of his adopted siblings lying in the rubble… except for Vanya, the sister who apparently has no superpowers. Was she somewhere else when the apocalypse took place? Or was she the one who caused it?