Klaus' Umbrella Academy comic storyline has a plot twist that isn't in the show

12 August 2020, 20:43

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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Honestly? They should have added this in to season 2 just for the hilarious visuals.

The Umbrella Academy season 2 packed quite a few plot twists into its 10-episode run but for non-comic book readers, the biggest plot twist for one the Hargreeves siblings lies within the original source material for the Netflix superhero show.

As we all know, Gerard Way's original comic book series acts as a loose guideline for the show. Some elements, characters and situations are borrowed from the books but all in all, there's probably more differences than there are similarities at this point.

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Umbrella Academy season 2 drew inspiration from Dallas, which is the second volume of the comic series. And while the new season adds a ton of original storylines that don't feature in the comics, there's also a few comic plot twists that the show leaves out too... including a pretty huge reveal about Klaus.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy season 2 and the comic books!

Klaus' storyline in the Umbrella Academy: Dallas comic is completely different
Klaus' storyline in the Umbrella Academy: Dallas comic is completely different. Picture: Netflix

Dallas' main storyline is similar to what we see in the show, concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But the details are veeery different – and so are the storylines for the Hargreeves siblings.

For a start, Vanya is paralysed in the comics and Allison's storyline has nothing to do with the civil rights movement. She's actually part of the plot to kill JFK with Five. Klaus also doesn't end up forming a cult either.

In a bid to stop their siblings from killing a president, Diego, Luther and Klaus team up and attempt to travel back in time to stop them, using a time machine. Instead of landing in Dallas in 1963, then end up in 1960's Vietnam.

Fans of the show will already know this part of the comics was kind of explored in season 1, with Klaus going back in time, and then meeting and falling in love with Dave. However, in the comics, Dave doesn't exist and Klaus' Vietnam moment is quite different.

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During his time in Vietnam, Klaus ends up owning a nightclub. After having built a Televator, with the help of a young Pogo, he then finds Diego and Luther and is able to take them forward to 1963's Dallas.

Throughout this issue of the comic, Klaus is seen carrying a baby. And just before they head off to the future, it's then revealed that the baby actually belongs to Klaus. Klaus is a dad. Klaus has a child. Klaus is a parent.

Of course, if you've already read the comics then this will come as no surprise. But for those of you who haven't read the comics? Now you know.

As iconic as it would have been to see Klaus the cult leader rolling around with a baby, it makes total sense as to why they left it out of the show.

Now, please join me in forming a prayer circle in the hopes that season 3 will bring us a random storyline that involves Robert Sheehan carrying a baby around for unexplained reasons. Thanks.

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