The Umbrella Academy: Meet the Sparrows and their powers

Now available in the Brazilian catalog of Netflix, The Umbrella Academy season 3 is making waves on social media. In addition to bringing back the unforgettable family of heroes, the new episodes introduce the Sparrow Academy – an intriguing new group of super-powered youths.

“With the death of their father, brothers with extraordinary powers are reunited and discover surprising family secrets – as well as an imminent threat to humanity,” reads the official synopsis of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix.

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Based on the comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy has Elliot Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda and other stars in its main cast.

We’ve explained everything you need to know about Sparrow Academy in The Umbrella Academy below – meet the new characters and their special powers.

Justin Cornwell – Marcus Hargreeves (Number 1)

Marcus Hargreeves is to the Sparrows what Luther is to the Umbrellas. The character is described as “charming, strong and toned”. He is also honest, virtuous and disciplined, known for his great self-confidence. The character’s powers, as might be expected, involve super strength.

American actor Justin Cornwell is famous for playing the younger version of Jeronimus Jangle in the Netflix movie Jingle Jangle. He also has an important role in the crime series Training Day, aired on CBS.

Justin H. Min – Ben Hargreeves (Number 2)

Justin H. Min, the interpreter of Number 6 at Umbrella Academy, also plays Number 2 at Sparrow Academy. The character has the same powers as the original Ben, but is described by Netflix as “a pragmatic and Machiavellian strategist”, willing to do anything to ensure the leadership of his organization.

The Umbrella Academy represents the best-known project of Justin H. Min’s career. In addition to acting in the success of Netflix, the actor has small roles in series such as New Amsterdam: A New Life, Faking It and Pure Genius.

Britne Oldford – Fei Hargreeves (Number 3)

Adorned with an enigmatic pair of glasses, Fei Hargreeves has a great affinity for crows. The character leads a solitary existence, and is considered intelligent and calculating. Fei doesn’t have eyes, but her powers involve using the birds to watch over enemies and attack opponents.

Born in Canada, Britne Oldford is known for performances in various American TV series. The actress, for example, plays Kit Walker in American Horror Story: Asylum. She is also in productions like Skins and Hunters.

Jake Epstein – Alphonso Hargreeves (Number 4)

Alphonso is definitely one of the most interesting members of the Sparrow Academy. The sarcastic character carries on his face and body the memories of his countless battles. Therefore, he appears as a deformed figure. The bizarre look is a reflection of the hero’s powers.

The new character of The Umbrella Academy is a kind of “human voodoo doll”. In other words, all physical attacks against the hero are aimed at enemies. Actor Jake Epstein is famous for acting in series like Degrassi: Next Generation, Designated Survivor and Suits.

Genesis Rodriguez – Sloane Hargreeves (Number 5)

Sloane Hargreeves, Number 5 at Sparrow Academy, is very different from Number 5 at Umbrella Academy. According to Netflix’s official description, the character is “a dreamy, romantic young woman” who wants to challenge the control of her family.

Sloane has the power to control gravity. In this way, the character can levitate and move objects with her mind. Actress Genesis Rodriguez is famous for performances in Spanish-language films and series. On Netflix, Rodriguez is part of the voice cast of the series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

Cazzie David – Jayme Hargreeves (Number 6)

Jayme Hargreeves has one of the most interesting powers in Sparrow Academy. The character manages to “spit” a dangerous poison. Upon contact with the victim’s skin, this substance causes terrible hallucinations. Jayme is also described as “silent and fatal”. She cultivates a great friendship with Alphonso.

Cazzie David created and starred in the web series Eight Sixed, launched in 2017. The actress is the eldest daughter of Larry David, an actor and comedian known for hits such as Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Umbrella Academy represents the actress’s first major role.

Christopher Hargreeves (Number 7)

In Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy, Christopher Hargreeves is not played by an actor. In fact, the character is a kind of computer graphics cube. It is described as “a telekinetic cube of unknown origin”.

The character has the power to cause intense cold and induce a terrible panic attack. The Cube serves as a sort of oracle for the Sparrow Academy, acting to resolve the family’s conflicts. According to Netflix’s description, Number 7 is “trustworthy and loyal”.

The Umbrella Academy season 3 is now available on Netflix.

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Alexandre Guglielmelli

Alexandre Guglielmelli

Graduated from PUC Minas, I specialize in horror films, reality shows and pop culture. In my spare time, I like to write and offer movie and series recommendations to friends.

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