The Best And The Worst Traits Of Each Member Of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

The Best And The Worst Traits Of Each Member Of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

No one is perfect, not even the most powerful.


As with anyone else, superheroes have more to them than just the powers they possess, and each has a best and worst characteristic.

'The Umbrella Academy' premiered on Netflix last month to the delight of fans of the comic books and captivated those who were not yet familiar with the characters and story. It all starts on a relatively normal day when 43 women around the world gave birth although they weren't pregnant at the day's start. It then becomes the mission of the mysterious Reginald Hargreeves to find these children and bring them to his mansion. He manages to find seven mothers willing to hand over their babies for a sum of money.

These seven children are trained as superheroes to protect the world from the apocalypse.

Number 1: Luther

Luther sees the best in people and is one of the most loyal characters. Although he found out his father sent him to the moon for a false mission to give him a sense of purpose, he still believed the best in him and didn't take it lightly when they found out Reginald committed suicide. However, he is egotistical and has a hard time letting others lead, even when he doesn't have a concrete plan of action.

Number 2: Diego

Diego is extremely calculated in everything he does, which is a result of his superpower that lets him throw blades with extreme accuracy at a target. Although he can tackle complex problems with ease, like Luther, he can't let go of his ego and fights to be the leader.

Number 3: Allison

Allison is compassionate and wants to be the best person for her siblings. She's the first one to welcome Vanya back to the academy, much to the disdain of the others. Her worst quality stems from her superpower: she is manipulative to a fault. She used this to get everything she has in her life, even using it to manipulate her daughter. This is something she has to reckon with once she realizes its hold on her life, and must better herself for the future.

Number 4: Klaus

Klaus is the most carefree of the siblings. He's witty and uses his humor as a defense mechanism. However, he is a drug and alcohol addict, which is a result of his power because he can't use it when he's not sober. His denial of his issues, though, is his worst characteristic but he goes through the motions throughout all ten episodes.

Number 5: "Five"

Five is, without a doubt, the smartest of the group. However, he has a tendency to become over-assured in his smarts and determines he's the only one capable of solving the mystery of the apocalypse. This leads him to get into precarious situations without the knowledge of his siblings and leaves them scrambling to find him instead of working together.

Number 7: Vanya

Vanya is a talented violinist who pours her passion into her music through teaching and performing. She was told she was 'ordinary' her whole life, by their father and by her siblings, and harbors extreme hatred towards them when she finds out she is just as special, if not more special, than the rest of the group. Instead of understanding why her childhood unfolded the way it did, her anger is what causes the apocalypse.

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs To Visit

Grab a cup of coffee at Central Park.

As a "Friends" fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite "Friends" moments. So, here are six places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a "Friends" fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in "Friends" is real and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pulitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in "The One WIth Monica's Thunder," and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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5 TV Shows To Binge Watch When You Aren't Stressing About College

My top five shows to binge watch as a college student.


Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are a college students best friend. These are my top 5 shows you should watch while hanging out in your dorm room.

1. "The Office"


"The Office" is definitely an easy show to binge. Its dry humor and sarcasm can be hard to grasp at first, but eventually, you'll start chuckling at everything Michael says. The characters are all different, so you'll probably be able to relate to them in your own way. Not only is it a comedy, but it also adds in some romance and drama. The things that Dwight, Jim, Pam, and the others do will make you think that working at a paper company really isn't too bad. I don't want to spoil anything for you, so you'll just have to watch it on your own. (That's what she said.)

2. "Sex and the City"


"Sex and the City" is a total classic. I remember when I was younger I heard about the show, but there was no way I was going to watch it. When I got to college I realized there was a lot about the world I hadn't learned. I started watching this show and was instantly hooked. If you love Manhattan and the hustle and bustle of the city, you will fall in love with the show. Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends show the true meaning of "girl power" as they take on life and love together in the big city.

3. "Gilmore Girls"


Another classic, "Gilmore Girls," is an amazing show to watch especially if you're leaving your mom for college. Rory and her mother Lorelai are best friends. It reminded me of my own mother and I, so I ended up watching all seven seasons in one month. It seemed to be so innocent at first, but it is more drama filled than expected. It's interesting to watch her go through high school, just like I did, and experience everything a normal teen would. And who wouldn't want to watch Melissa McCarthy every episode? Of course, I won't spoil this for anyone either, but I will always be #TeamLogan.

4. "The Flash"


I'm typically not into superhero movies or shows, but I was hooked to "The Flash." Rather than being just a basic hero who wins everything and gets the girl, Barry (The Flash) overcomes some pretty intense things throughout his life. After every season I thought the show was going to end, but they came up with so many twists. There was never a dull moment in the show, and you'll learn that not everything is as it seems. There's tragedy, romance, comedy, and a whole lot of drama. What else could you ask for in a show?

5. "Atypical"

"Atypical" is a very easy show to binge. It's honestly very fascinating and has a huge amount of drama. For Sam, life seems to be harder until he finds out that everyone's life is just as hard as his. Their family is different than most, and it taught me a lot of lessons to be a better person. You can finish one whole season in just one night with a couple of people. If you ever need a show to just watch one night with your friends, this is it.

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