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How Allison's Powers Can Level Up In The Umbrella Academy Season 3

In the Netflix show The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic series of the same name, a very dysfunctional family of siblings with superhero abilities must work together to stop the coming apocalypse. The seven central siblings are all born on the same day in 1989 and adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore). Allison, played by Emmy Raver-Lampman, is one of these siblings, born with the powerful ability to manifest reality by suggestion.

In season 1, Allison is determined to live as truthfully as possible and stop using her power to influence others against their will. Of course, when it comes to fighting time-traveling assassins, Allison's ability is a huge advantage. With Five transporting all his siblings back in time to the 1960s at the beginning of season 2, Allison learns to adapt to her difficult surroundings. Her voice — which was damaged by Vanya — completely heals, and by the end of the season she's using her ability again, and she's more powerful than she or her siblings initially thought.

Other Hargreeves siblings, like Klaus (Robert Sheehan) and Vanya (Ellen Page), also learn more about using and controlling their abilities in season 2, and it's clear that none of them yet know their full potential. With the high possibility of a third season, the only way to go is up. Allison can already make people do whatever she says, but what if she can manipulate even more — up to and including reality itself.

Allison's powers already go way past simple mind control

In season 2, one of the first scenes features Five's temporal arrival in November 25, 1963, where he sees the apocalypse happening right in front of him — again. While he manages to escape and eventually prevent it, we get to see his siblings and their abilities at full strength. Allison has total control. Talking to a group of soldiers, she tells them, "I heard a rumor that I blew your minds." There's nothing figurative in that sentence, and the soldiers' heads explode instantly, killing them. In the comic book The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, a similar thing happens when Allison is forced to use her power to make John F. Kennedy's head explode the same way. That kind of power is certainly a lot more than anything Allison did in season 1.

Allison uses her power for a high level of manipulation in her childhood, erasing Vanya's memory and suppressing her ability until adulthood by saying, "I heard a rumor you think you're just ordinary." She also manipulates her ex-husband's emotions to make him love her. What happens as a result of her power obviously depends on how she words it, but Allison has the ability to alter reality and likely hasn't realized it — just look at the soldiers with the exploding heads. There's no mind control involved, Allison just makes it happen by saying it is so.

She could learn to use her ability to completely alter reality

Allison's powers could go much further. While the battle scene at the beginning of season 2 shows Allison manipulating reality, the siblings alter the timeline by season's end so that never happens. When we leave Allison, she still thinks her power is limited to telling people what to do, though those around her are realizing there's more to it. Lila (Ritu Arya), who has the ability to copy others' powers, takes Allison's to another level when she tells her, "I heard a rumor that you stopped breathing," and Allison does.

Allison likely doesn't even need to say "I heard a rumor" to use her power. In season 2, when she has the white waiter at the cafe under her control, she simply says "more," and he obeys. In the comics, Allison can even just say something is there, and it is, creating matter out of nothing. If Allison's abilities in The Umbrella Academy season 3 improve to this level, she could change the world to be exactly how she wants it, no matter the consequences.

While it's still up in the air if The Umbrella Academy will be granted a third season, the second season left a lot of unanswered questions, starting with the Sparrow Academy. For Allison, she'll have a lot more to deal with than her growing powers, as she searches for her daughter, Claire, in their new, altered reality.