Finally, I have finished watching, processing and questioning all of season’s 2 “The Umbrella Academy”. And honestly, I continue having the same doubts and questions as I did from season one. Most of it is just me not enjoying the series and more of criticising the logic, or lack thereof. For example, The Rumour’s power, Diego’s powers (like what even is his power), and Vanya. But my biggest peeve of these is Allison and her powers. I mean I understand that for continuity and elongating the story, most studios must nerf some characters whose powers might be OP for telly. However, it would have been nice to have a better backstory as to why these character’s powers have been nerfed, a good example would be like how they did with Vanya.
Which brings me to THE biggest question of them all. Why the bloody hell does Allison not use her powers more in this season. The explanation of her being afraid to use them again is total bullocks. Like, girl, you were being chased down by a group of white racist men. If you are scared to rumour horrible things on them after that, then what good are you? I mean in the first season, I felt that she could get away with not wanting to rumour so much. I mean as a young girl, she had to rumour Vanya “normal” and her ex-spouse caught her rumouring on their daughter. But in this season, just having lost her voice for almost a year, is barely an excuse to not want to use your powers. Like I felt she could have just rumoured everything back to normal. I mean she was living during a time where society was even more against her sex and race, then in modern times (and even then, we still see issues revolving that now).
Another big thing that annoyed me, was the fact that Diego is put in a role of this reckless and not logical thinking vigilante. I would have hoped to see him evolved as a character during this season. Saving the president, as noble as it is, is still ill-advised. I mean they should know that “changing” an event, may cause a worse tragedy. Even if he did not know this, or believed it was still worth the risk, his refusal to listen to Five’s reason made me more irritated. It just makes more characters useless and makes one the hero, in this series being 5 the ultimate hero/character.
My favourite part of this season was the same thing it was last time, and that was Klaus. Klaus may not have evolved as much during this season either, but he did evolve somewhat from the beginning of the series. Even though he remained an impulsive alcoholic, he did show slight evolution at least. He is the perfect comic relief of this series. And there really is not much else that I can say about it, other than I really like him and he is the main reason for me to want to continue watching the series grow.