It is rated as one of Netflix’s most impressive series when it centers on a group of superheroes full of trouble and badness. This success was greatly attributed to the excellent comic book work of Gerard Way, the lead vocalist of My Chemical Romance. However, the film also has many changes to become more suitable for the screen.
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1. The character Abhijat is not present
In the comic book of The Umbrella Academy, Abhijat is introduced as Reginald Hargreeves’s bodyguard. Although appearing in many episodes and having an indispensable position, this character seems to still lack the weight of Pogo (Adam Godley) and Mother / Grace Hargreeves (Jordan Claire Robbins). So Abhijat is completely absent in Netflix’s version because adding a character behind as a background for the superhero group is quite redundant.
2. Allison’s power
In addition to omitting characters that are not really needed, Netflix has also been bold in “stripping” the power of the characters to better suit the cost. In the comic version, Allison / Number 3’s ability (Emmy Raver-Lampman) is much more powerful than mind control on movies.
On the original, each time saying “I Heard The Rumor …” (I heard that …), she could change the state of the object, not simply thinking. Allison used her power to disguise as First Lady and assassinate President John F. Kennedy just by saying his head would explode.
3. The end of Vanya
In the ending of Netflix, Allison fired the gun at Vanya / Number 7 (Ellen Page) in The White Violin state to create a terrible sound that made her youngest sister faint. However, this action indirectly caused the end of the world when Vanya’s energy destroyed the Moon and the debris began to plunge to Earth.
However, in the comic, Vanya suffers a much worse outcome. While dragging the apocalypse, she was shot directly at Five by the head, which resulted in serious brain damage. Consequently, Vanya had a wheelchair for a long time!
4. Diego’s romance
Diego / Number 2 (David Castañeda) has an old lover, inspector Eudora Patch (Ashley Madekwe). However, many fans of Netflix did not know that he had a romantic love story with Vanya in comics. When they were young, both were members of the Prime-8 band. The band disintegrated not long after coming to Reginald Hargreeves.
From here, Vanya was given the opportunity to learn more about classical music in Paris. Diego offered to run away with her to continue the band. However, Vanya realized that it could never happen because Diego’s duty was to save people. After she came to Paris, their relationship was getting worse.
5. The Commission
Although still a mysterious organization in both versions, Netflix modified The Commission’s identity a bit. In the story, they are called Aeternalis Temps and are more cruel. But the changes certainly do not end there.
The comic depicts the organization’s headquarters with countless 1950s-style rooms, dark halls filled with men and women in black clothes, wearing masks, repeating mantras as an evil cult. .
It is also the organization that deprived the character and turned Five into a perfect killer with a ruthless transplant of DNA with a serial killer. The Commission of Netflix, seems to be much cuter, right?
6. The Handler
In the film version, The Handler (Kate Walsh) was introduced as a beautiful middle-aged woman, with a black body outfit that looked like she was attending a funeral. However, in the comic, this character is a … goldfish. Study, not kidding! With his head a fish tank and massive body of men, The Handler of the comic version is closely related to Vanya being mad and turning into The White Violin.
7. Hazel and Cha-Cha
Although described as cold-blooded assassins, Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) still have some humanity when they love and empathize. In the comic version, the character of this duo can only be summarized in one word: cruel. Both only involve three things to kill, torture and increase after eating some sugar. They also never appear with the real face but are always hidden behind two masks