This article, “what are Klaus’s new powers,” contains spoilers regarding the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy season 3.
In the first two seasons of The Umbrella Academy, Klaus was able to perform two salient skills, mediumship and evocation. The third installment brings new and even more impressive power to the forefront for our ghost whisperer, one which makes Klaus an indispensable member of the Umbrellas and an almighty enemy. But what is Klaus’s new power?
The Umbrella Academy season 3 – what are Klaus’s new powers?
The drug-addled fourth Umbrella, known as The Séance, has two main powers. He can summon the dead and temporarily allow them human characteristics. This ability to communicate with the dead means he can have conversations with Ben, a deceased Umbrella sibling. Later, he learns to control these powers so Ben can interact with the real world and fight as a team member. In season three, he uses this skill to bring Luther back from the dead. Luther manages to save his wife from her own death in the Hotel Oblivion and disarms The Guardian, helping bide the gang some valuable time. All the while, Klaus controls Luther with his glowing hand.
Yet that isn’t the most impressive feat, Klaus discovers he has one of the greatest powers of all – immortality. This magical skill is uncovered when Klaus is shot in the chest with a harpoon gun by the lovable rogue Stanley. He wakes in a purgatorial, black and white world and is shown a montage of moments from his life. All these scenes involve Klaus dying. As a child, he was locked in a mausoleum by his father, who experimented on him, clearly aware of his abilities. Teenage Klaus fell off a rooftop while intoxicated, and then lastly, he relives the harpoon shot once more. Klaus never believed that he had actually died in those early years, and now the realization overwhelms him.
Klaus journeys from these memories to a beach where he speaks with his mother. She tells him that he has died fifty-six times and has always been immortal. Klaus makes the foolish decision to impart this information to his father Reginald when he returns to the real world. Reginald experiments upon poor Klaus once again. He suffocates him, electrocutes him, and has Klaus run over numerous times by traffic. On each occasion, Reginald times how long it takes Klaus to resurrect. Klaus hones this skill so that he can return from the dead quicker each time until he gets it down to mere minutes. For his final death of the series, Klaus impales himself on a buffalo’s horn to escape the Kugelblitz and wakes inside Hotel Oblivion.
This power means Klaus can survive any attack and will surely be a most valued member of the Umbrellas when season four commences. Klaus should be revered by his fellow siblings and promoted up the ranks, but something tells me that immortality won’t actually change Klaus’s positioning within the Umbrellas.