‘The Umbrella Academy‘ is an American superhero web television series. It is based on a comic book by the same name published by Dark Horse Comics. It is created by Steve Blackman and developed by Jeremy Slater. Available on Netflix!
The Umbrella Academy: Who is the Mom?
An eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts seven children. Later on, they turn into a superhero team and he names it “The Umbrella Academy”. Now comes the interesting character in the story which we are going to discuss. Jordan Claire plays the character of Grace in the Netflix adaption. She is the caregiver and adoptive mother of the seven children.
Is Mom a robot?
Throughout the series, the children are very fond of Grace. They call her ‘Mom’ with warmth and endearment. Also, Vanya and Diego are closest to her among the seven children.
Grace’s backstory leaves the audience to wonder about her ageless appearance and emotionless demeanor. Her backstory and the way she behaves is justified in one of the episodes in the first season of The Umbrella Academy.
In episode three, it is exposed that she is actually a robot. This comes to notice when Diego deactivates her. She wasn’t their birth mother but in fact, a robot developed by their adoptive father. Later in the series, in episode 9 it is revealed why Reginald took the decision to program her.
Vanya had been told earlier that she was an ordinary kid without powers. But, in the 9th episode, she becomes aware of her supernatural powers. To our surprise, her powers were far more superior and dangerous than those of her siblings. Hence, creating Grace was the first step by Reginald to keep Vanya’s power safe from herself. This was the reason for the creation of Mom in ‘The Umbrella Academy’.
Also, The second season of The Umbrella Academy is set to get released on the 31st of July,2020. Stay tuned to get more updates about the show.