Umbrella Academy: Every Time Period The Hargreeves Could Have Traveled To

Netflix has begun promoting season 2 of The Umbrella Academy with the first teaser posters, asking “when” are the Hargreeves siblings – and here’s every time period they could have traveled to. Based on the comic book series by Gabriel Bá and Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy was one of the biggest releases of 2019 on Netflix, introducing a different type of superheroes with a very complicated backstory.

The Umbrella Academy follows the dysfunctional family of adopted siblings, the Hargreeves. All seven of them were born on the same day (October 1, 1989) under the same mysterious circumstances: none of their mothers were pregnant when the day began. They were quickly adopted by the equally mysterious billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who turned them into a superhero team known as “the Umbrella Academy” when the kids began to develop unique sets of superpowers. Reginald wasn’t the best father, and the siblings ended up going on their own ways, reuniting years later for Reginald’s funeral and to stop the fast-approaching apocalypse.

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One of the siblings, Five (Aidan Gallagher), disappeared when they were 13 as he jumped to the future and couldn’t go back until many years later, and he did so to warn the rest about the apocalypse and do his best to stop it. Little did they know, their sister Vanya (Ellen Page), who was believed to be powerless, was the one behind the end of the world. The ending of The Umbrella Academy season 1 saw the Hargreeves jumping through time to save themselves, and were seen to be reverting to their 13 year-old selves, just like Five. The biggest question now is where and when they traveled to, and there are a couple of possible time settings that could be explored in season 2.

When Five got trapped in the post-apocalyptic future, he spent decades alone (well, he had his mannequin companion, Dolores) until the Commission offered him a job. Five then spent years trying to solve the equation on how to go back to his time, and he finally figured it out during a mission in Dallas, Texas, in 1963 – the assassination of John F. Kennedy. With that in mind, and given that Five repeated the same time-traveling method albeit with a “blind jump” as he didn’t really know where and when they were traveling to, it’s very possible that they will land in his last jumping point: Dallas, 1963.

Another big question that The Umbrella Academy season 1 left was what happened to the other 36 kids born on October 1, 1989, to mothers who weren’t pregnant when they woke up that day – are they still alive? Do they also have powers? One way The Umbrella Academy season 2 could answer that is by taking the Hargreeves back to 1989, which would also allow them to track the other kids down in case they need some help in the future. Depending on the exact day the land in, season 2 could also confirm if Reginald’s jar of lights were the 43 children or not. There’s a lot the series could do if it sends the Hargreeves to 1989.

If what the siblings want to do is fix their relationship with Vanya and thus prevent the apocalypse, they could travel back to the late 1990s/early 2000s in order to help her with her powers and her relationship with her siblings and father. By making Vanya an active part of the team, the Hargreeves could avoid the apocalypse – unless, of course, the Commission continues with its mission of making sure all events happen as they should, in which case they would at least have their most powerful sister on their side this time.

Related: Umbrella Academy Theory: The Commission Works For A Future Villain

A popular theory among fans is that about the Hargreeves going back to the 1920s. In the flashback exploring a bit of Reginald’s backstory, the (Earthly) setting looked like the 1920s/1930s, so the siblings could go all the way back to when their adoptive father bought the building that would become the Umbrella Academy. This theory adds that this is how Reginald knew about the kids with superpowers being born on the same day under the same circumstances, the dangers of Vanya’s powers, and when the apocalypse was going to happen. This clashes a bit with the theory about the jar of lights, but at this point, anything can happen in The Umbrella Academy.

Maybe it’s not so much “when the Hargreeves are” but in which dimension they are going to land. As noted by a Reddit user, The Umbrella Academy already introduced the concept of the multiverse, though very subtly. The author explains that episodes 1 to 6 took place in “2019 Dimension A” and the rest of the season in “2019 Dimension B”, and episode 6 is key to this. The episode is titled “The Day That Wasn’t”, and at the end of it, Five takes viewers to the beginning of that day, changing the course of it and thus setting episodes 7 to 10 in Dimension B – which is why episode 7 is titled “The Day That Was”. Dimension A still exists, which means that Allison and Luther’s dance happened, Vanya found Reginald’s notebooks at Leonard’s house, and Klaus was able to “summon” Dave, but this timeline isn’t visited again.

Five’s process to go back in time involved displacing his consciousness, which allows him to jump from timeline to timeline (or, in other words, from one dimension to another). This is the same method he used to bring his siblings with him, meaning they could all jump to another dimension/timeline. This leaves the door open for a lot of possibilities, as there are countless alternate dimensions the siblings could land in – some where Leonard Peabody is also alive, others where he isn’t, and even some where they are not siblings. The rules of time-travel change from writer to writer, and The Umbrella Academy surely has its own explanations on how this works, but for now, these are the possible time periods the Hargreeves could travel to in season 2.

Next: Umbrella Academy’s Mystery Time Traveling Extra Could Be The Key To Season 2

2020-02-20 02:02:26

Adrienne Tyler

10 Times Marvel Characters Have Time-Traveled In The Comics

For a while now, the leading Avengers: Endgame fan theories have revolved around time travel. Doctor Strange has mastered the Time Stone, actors have been spotted in their 2012 costumes on set, and the second trailer showed us the Avengers wearing new white suits that are expected to help them travel through time.

RELATED: Time Travel In The MCU & Avengers: Endgame Explained

It’s pretty clear that time travel will be the key to defeating Thanos in the upcoming superhero epic. A bunch of time travel stories have been told in the pages of Marvel Comics over the years. So, here are 10 Times Marvel Characters Have Time-Traveled In The Comics.

10 Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine

In this six-issue series, Spider-Man and Wolverine travel all over the course of history. It opens 65 million years ago in the Cretaceous Era, as they face the impending impact of the asteroid that permanently tilted the Earth and wiped out all the dinosaurs, with flashbacks to the present day explaining how they got there.

It’s all down to their battle with the Orb, who can also travel through time, thanks to his Time Diamonds. The plot thickens when Doctor Doom’s plan to eradicate humanity and the evil mastermind Mojo begin to unravel everything. Without spoiling it here, it’s a fantastic comic.

9 The Incredible Hulk #135

In The Incredible Hulk #135, the titular green meanie was tricked into going into the past by time-traveling villain Kang the Conqueror. Kang tried to go back in time himself, but he encountered a time storm and chickened out. Instead, he convinced the Hulk that if he went back in time to do his bidding, he would be rid of Bruce Banner forever.

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So, the Hulk headed back in time and he, too, encountered a time storm. But he didn’t let that stop him – he punched time (like, the concept of time) so hard that he managed to break the storm and get to the past anyway.

8 Avengers #167-177

The Guardians of the Galaxy team we know today includes Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer. However, they weren’t the original team. The original team was actually introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, played by such big-name talents as Sylvester Stallone and Miley Cyrus, and James Gunn has hinted they could be getting their own movie in the MCU in the future after reteaming in a post-credits scene.

They’re from the 31st century, but in the Avengers #167-177 arc, they followed Korvac back in time to 20th century America and helped the Avengers to defeat him.

7 X-Men: ResurrXion – Conquest

Nathan Summers, better known as Cable, was introduced to the moviegoing public when Josh Brolin played him in Deadpool 2 last year. But Cable has been a staple of the Marvel-verse for years as one of its most popular characters, and he’s been involved in a lot of the publisher’s time travel stories.

At one point, he worked for an agency whose sole purpose was to make sure all the Marvel heroes’ time travel didn’t irrevocably screw up the course of history. In the first arc of the X-Men: ResurrXion series, “Conquest,” Cable was tasked with tracking down an elusive time-traveling villain.

6 Young Avengers

Nate Richards, named after Reed Richards’ father and best-known as Iron Lad, has an abundance of superpowers, including time travel. He briefly led the Young Avengers before becoming one of their most infamous enemies. He was romantically involved with Stature, the superhero alter ego of Cassandra Lang, Scott Lang’s daughter who is just a little kid at the moment in the MCU.

In one tragic time travel storyline, Iron Lad realized it was his destiny to become the destructive villain Kang the Conqueror. If he didn’t allow that to happen and continued to work with the Young Avengers, then things would get even worse. So, he said goodbye to the Young Avengers, went back to the future, and forgot all about his time with them.

5 Deathlok

The original Deathlok was created in 1974. He came from the post-apocalyptic future of 1990. In the end, the real 1990 was fine, but at the time, it was 16 years away and could well have been apocalyptic. It’s like a post-apocalyptic story set in 2035 being told today – it checks out.

In the comics, Deathlok – a.k.a. Luther Manning – traveled back in time to the ‘70s to team up with Nick Fury and Fantastic Four’s the Thing to prevent the apocalypse from his time from ever happening. It’s the same sort of arc that Cable went through in Deadpool 2.

4 Captain America Reborn

In the Captain America Reborn storyline, Steve Rogers finds himself reliving his battles in World War II, including his fight with Master Man at Red Skull’s base of operations. He also relives the time he met then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt. At one point, he even relives the moment he became Captain America in the first place.

As he tries to figure out why he’s reliving moments from his past, he learns he’s been sent back in time. The plot thickens as he continues to jump through time and he later discovers that it’s all part of a plot by Doctor Doom and Red Skull to get the latter’s brain in Rogers’ body to ruin his reputation at his meeting with the President and change the course of history.

3 Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 3: Amazing Fantasy

The time travel storyline in the Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man series was a real head trip. It involved Spider-Man teaming up with Teresa Parker, a modified J. Jonah Jameson, and his own past self in order to fend off an alien invasion. But the storyline didn’t stop there.

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A few issues in, when everything with the time travel was all sorted out, Peter still had to deal with the devastating consequences of the changes he made to the timeline. As with any time travel story that deals with the ramifications of time travel, it’s very confusing – but the story pulls it all together by the end.

2 Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past

The iconic Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” has already been adapted-ish into a movie as a means of getting the old cast and the new cast together in the same movie across two separate timelines. In the comic, the U.S. government has begun systematically hunting down and killing all mutants, so the last surviving X-Men send Kitty Pryde (not Wolverine) back in time to save the day(s of future past).

It can all be traced back to one key event: the assassination of a U.S. Senator. So, Kitty’s task is simple: stop the assassination. Many Endgame fan theories revolve around the Avengers traveling back in time to one key event to solve everything (although predictions on the event itself range from the Battle of New York to Odin locking up the Gauntlet hundreds of years ago).

1 Avengers Forever

Avengers Forever was a 12-issue comic book arc that saw Immortus sending one of his minions to kill Rick Jones. In order to protect him, Rick pulled together an Avengers team using characters from the past, present, and future. Together, these time-traveling heroes made a team strong enough to protect Rick from Immortus.

The storyline involved a few Avengers characters we’re used to in the MCU – Captain America, the Wasp, Hawkeye, Giant-Man, Captain Marvel etc. – so elements of it might be reused for the time travel parts of Endgame (assuming there are time travel parts in Endgame; that hasn’t actually been confirmed yet).

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2019-04-04 07:04:05

Ben Sherlock

Harry Potter: 20 Crazy Details Only True Potterheads Knew About Wormtail

For a lot of reasons, Peter Pettigrew, AKA “Wormtail”, may be one of the creepiest characters in all of the Harry Potter series. First and foremost, is the rather strange decision on the part of author J.K. Rowlings, to make Pettigrew’s animagus form hang around so closely with a preteen Ronald Weasley. With that particularly large elephant out of the room, we can get into some of the more unnerving, crazy, and interesting facts about this Voldemort supporter.

Everyone knows Wormtail to be the man who betrayed Lily and James Potter’s location to Voldemort, who sought to destroy them and their newborn son after finding out that Harry may one day defeat him. Although Voldemort’s attempt on Harry’s life backfired (quite literally), this moment it did cement Wormtail as one of Tom Riddle’s most famous supporters. In addition to this, Wormtail also got away with it all by blaming Sirius Black for that horrible night.

In many ways, Wormtail was the most unlikely member of Voldemort’s inner circle. He didn’t have the dedication to Voldemort’s evil agenda that Lucius Malfoy did. Nor did he have the obsessive nature of the deranged Bellatrix Lestrange. At the end of the day, Wormtail was a coward, and that why he let betrayed his friends to become part of one of the darkest cults of all time. Despite all he has done, Wormtail was still a far more engaging character than most fans may recall.

Without further ado, here are 20 Crazy Facts About Wormtail.

20 He Was Almost Not Sorted Into Gryffindor

When Peter Pettigrew arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he lined up with the rest of the First Years to await The Sorting Hat’s decision on which House he would join. While in line, he met both Sirius Black, who uttered his contempt for Slytherin House, and James Potter. Immediately, Pettigrew took a liking to these boys and longed to be Sorted with them.

When he finally was placed under The Sorting Hat, Pettigrew waited a whole five minutes to be placed in Gryffindor.

This is what was called a “Hatstall.” The Sorting Hat clearly saw that this character was suitable for more than one house. Although Slytherin would be the obvious alternative choice, Hufflepuff was one as well.

19 He Was A Member Of The Order Of The Phoenix

Due to Peter Pettigrew’s friendship with James, Remus, and Sirius, he joined The Order of the Phoenix after his time at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Order of the Phoenix was a secret society founded by Albus Dumbledore to combat Voldemort and his sycophantic followers during the First Wizarding War. This was the time when Voldemort returned from traveling abroad and sought to overthrow the Ministry of Magic and persecute Muggles and Muggle-born magical folk. Although Pettigrew wasn’t a fan of Voldemort’s ideology, he was part of the Order purely because his friends were. It was a community for him. He did not have the same passion for the cause as the other members did.

18 He Wasn’t A True Believer In Voldemort

Much like Peter Pettigrew wasn’t a true believer in the Order of the Phoenix, he wasn’t one of Voldemort’s dedicated followers either. He did not share the same lust for dominance over the Wizarding World, nor the same level of intolerance.

When Pettigrew became a spy for Voldemort, it was purely out of fear.

Wormtail, at the end of the day, is an opportunist. He is someone who will do just about anything to survive, and that included betraying his best friends in order to remain on the powerful dark wizard’s good side. In many instances, especially in the books, Wormtail even couldn’t bear Voldemort’s violence and occasionally attempted to suggest alternative measures to achieve his dark desire.

17 McGonagall Didn’t Like Him, even as a kid

If there’s one thing that Minerva McGonagall has never done, it’s mince words. First and foremost, this Transfiguration professor and Gryffindor Head of House is brutally honest. In the books, she was honest about how she felt about Peter Pettigrew during his time at Hogwarts.

Of course, McGonagall taught him Transfiguration as well as watched over him as the H.O.H. She claimed that Pettigrew “hero-worshipped” both James Potter and Sirius Black. In fact, she even described him as a “lump of a boy” who constantly followed Sirius around like his lap-dog. She even claimed that Peter was “stupid” as well as “foolish.” However, Minerva clearly grew to have some respect for him once he joined the Order. She even spoke sadly about him before she learned that he was the one responsible for the betrayal and not Sirius.

16 He Lived As A Rat For 12 Years

As most fans know, Peter Pettigrew was one of the Mauraders, the small group of friends that consisted of James Potter, Sirius Black, and Remus Lupin. Peter even decided to become an animagus in order to make Remus feel more comfortable with the fact that he was tragically turned into a werewolf. The fact that Pettigrew could turn into a rat at will was something that came in handy after he was forced to fake his own demise in order to properly frame Sirius Black.

Due to his fear of being caught, Pettigrew lived as a rat for a solid 12 years.

He was eventually discovered by Sirius and Remus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

15 He Chose The Weasleys As Owners To Avoid The Death Eaters

After Pettigrew faked his demise, he chose to live as a rat in order to both keep up his lie as well as to avoid the Death Eaters. At this stage, many of Voldemort’s followers were unknown to the authorities and lived amongst the common-folk. Due to the fact that Voldemort’s apparent demise happened due to Pettigrew’s information, the Death Eaters believed that Pettigrew was a traitor and therefore sought to destroy him.

Wormtail knew that he stood a better chance at staying alive if he picked a “good” family to stay with. Eventually, he came to be Percy Weasley’s possession and was handed down to Ron. Presumably, Wormtail (as “Scabbers”) stayed with the Weasleys because he knew that the family would treat him right as well as shield him from Voldemort’s secret followers.

14 He Almost Ruined Ron And Hermione’s Relationship

Although Wormtail didn’t mean to, he almost completely ruined Hermione and Ron’s friendship in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Throughout the book and the film (to a lesser extent), Ron was constantly trying to save Scabbers (AKA Wormtail) from Hermione’s carnivorous new cat, Crookshanks. When Wormtail heard that Sirius Black had escaped from Azkaban and was poking around the Hogwarts grounds, he decided to flee, faking his demise a second time.

In the book, he bit himself in order to leave blood that suggested that Crookshanks had finally taken him out.

It completely convinced Ron, and the pair’s relationship nearly ended until the truth was revealed. This is just another instance of Peter Pettigrew doing anything necessary to remain alive.

13 Rats helped him find Voldemort

A lot of fans of Harry Potter who haven’t paid close enough detail to the books wonder how Wormtail and Voldemort were reunited before the events of The Goblet of Fire. Well, the truth is Wormtail learned from fellow rats that a dark force was living in a forest in Albania. This force ended up being Voldemort himself, who was living off the animals in the forest. However, Voldemort was just clinging to life in his shriveled-up form.

Wormtail lured a prominent ministry witch, who was on vacation in Albania, into the forest and then proceeded to force information out of her that helped persuade Voldemort to take him back into his good graces.

12 He Fed Voldemort Nagini’s Milk to Save Him

Aside from finding Lord Voldemort in a forest in Albania and giving him some vital information about the upcoming Triwizard Tournament from the ministry official he lured into the forest, Wormtail also stayed in Voldemort’s good graces due to the fact that he kept him alive. At this point, Voldemort was simply a shriveled up humanoid creature who barely had any power at all.

With Wormtail’s help, he managed to stay strong enough to last until the end of The Goblet of Fire when he was “reborn.”

Wormtail was able to do this because he milked the venom out of Nagini, Voldemort’s giant snake who will appear in human form in Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This venom provided Voldemort with the rudimentary body we see in Goblet of Fire.

11 He Helped Capture Mad-Eye

When Wormtail traveled to Albania to seek Voldemort, he ran into a ministry official who he forced into telling him legitimate information about the goings on at Hogwarts. This included the upcoming Triwizard Tournament that they would get Harry Potter to take part in, as well as the fact that Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody would be the next Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.

Another piece of information this ministry official gave was that there was a Voldemort supporter hiding out in England. This ended up being Barty Crouch Jr., who, with the help of Wormtail, tracked down Mad-Eye Moody and captured him. Crouch then famously continued to take locks of Mad-Eye’s hair in order to brew a Polyjuice Potion that turned him into Mad-Eye.

10 Snape Got His Revenge On Pettigrew

As we found out through various flashbacks during Harry’s time learning legilimency from Severus Snape, Severus was teased and pushed around by Harry’s father, Lupin, Sirius, and Peter Pettigrew as a child. Pettigrew probably wouldn’t have been the one to instigate this, but he was happy to play along with what the “cool kids” were doing. That, after all, was sort of his M.O. However, in their later years, Snape got his revenge on Wormtail after Voldemort ordered Wormtail to live with Snape at Spinner’s End in order to help him with various things.

Wormtail ended up being Snape’s punching bag and personal servant.

In fact, Snape treated him quite poorly, which, without a doubt had more to do with Wormtail betraying Lily Potter than anything else.

9 Voldemort Loathed Him

Lord Voldemort may not have had the ability to love anything except for himself, and even that is arguable, but he certainly had some appreciation and respect for certain members of his cult. At one time, he had immense respect for Lucius Malfoy, but that went away after Lucius continued to fail him. Bellatrix and Snape seem to be in his good graces constantly as they appeared to be his most ardent supporters. Snape, specifically, was the one he thought was infiltrating Dumbledore and the Order.

Wormtail is a different story entirely. Voldemort never liked Wormtail at all. He put up with him because Wormtail helped to keep him alive. But even before Voldemort’s first downfall, the villain knew that Wormtail was only around out of fear, not out of duty or respect.

8 He Wasn’t Skilled At Magic

Throughout the course of the Harry Potter series, two very different powerful magical folk made comments on Wormtail’s lack of power. The first was Wormtail’s old Transfiguration teacher, Minerva McGonagall, who claimed that he was far less talented than his friends when it came to magic. Then there’s Voldemort, who always regarded his servant as particularly weak. The truth is, they were mostly right about him.

He was a hopeless dueler, only besting opponents when catching them off-guard.

However, there are a couple of instances where he’s shown more potential than even he believed. One of these moments was when he caused an explosion that ended the lives of twelve Muggles and allowed him to get away from Sirius Black.

7 He Was Surprisingly Intelligent And An Opportunist

You can say a lot about Peter Pettigrew, including his cowardly demeanor, but one thing you can’t say is that he was dumb. On the contrary, Wormtail was actually pretty intelligent. This cunning helped him frame Sirius for the crime that he committed, as well as search out Voldemort.

Wormtail’s intelligence also allowed him to be quite the opportunist. This trait perhaps sums him up the most, as from the start of things he knew how to get in with the “right” crowd. When the tides changed and there was a better group to be associated with, that’s exactly where Wormtail would end up. A fool wouldn’t be able to navigate situations like this, let alone stay on Voldemort’s good side.

6 The Other Death Eaters Didn’t Like Him

Being an opportunist didn’t quite go over well when it came to Voldemort’s closest servants. First of all, many of them, including Bellatrix Lestrange, were there because they either believed in Voldemort’s cause or Voldemort himself.

Many of these Death Eaters saw Wormtail as a clinger; someone who was merely there to survive and never truly fought for what they believed in.

Another major source of the dislike the Death Eaters had for Wormtail had to do with Voldemort’s first downfall. This event happened on Wormtail’s information. When Voldemort was seemingly annihilated after attacking Harry Potter, many Death Eaters saw Wormtail as a traitor who purposefully led Voldemort to his grave.

5 His Hand Was Cursed

Although the filmmakers behind the Harry Potter movies didn’t explore Wormtail’s silver hand, it was certainly talked about in detail in J.K. Rowling’s novels. Wormtail first got this magical silver hand after he severed it from his body while resurrecting Voldemort in The Goblet of Fire. However, it came with a catch.

The catch with Wormtail’s replacement hand was that it was cursed. Sure, the hand had magical properties, including being impervious to certain jinxes, but it also led to his downfall. Though Wormtail didn’t receive a proper final scene in the films, his demise in the books occurred when he was planning to do good on his “life debt” to Harry. Wormtail’s magical hand turned on him, wrapped around his neck, and took his life.

4 He was insecure about his body

Every single person on the planet has their own set of insecurities. This is true of all of the characters within J.K. Rowling’s masterful series. For Wormtail, it was his stature. Not only was his short height an issue for him, but his weight and shape particularly bothered him. He no doubt compared himself to the more traditionally handsome James Potter and Sirius Black while growing up.

Due to actor Timothy Spall’s height, Wormtail was portrayed a taller than he was in the books.

However, when he first appeared in Prisoner of Azkaban, he was around the same height as a 13 and 14-year-old Harry and Hermione. Both Harry and Hermione would grow to be taller, while Pettigrew remained the same height.

3 He Was Made More Rat-Like For The Films

J.K. Rowlings described Peter Pettigrew has had some of the qualities of a rat, especially after living as one for a solid twelve years. These traits included watery eyes, grubby skin, a pointed nose, and even a squeaky voice that followed him after he revealed himself in The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron wanted to make sure audiences absolutely knew that Pettigrew would have maintained some of his rat-like qualities after his twelve-year stint. These added details included extra nostril hair, knuckle hair, two big teeth, and a consistency between Scabbers’ fur and Wormtail’s locks. Hiding his neck with the right coat also made Wormtail’s rat-like look more believable. These details also came in handy for Wormtail’s visual transition back into his animagus form as he escaped.

2 He Took Voldemort’s Wand

Wormtail didn’t keep his distance the day after Voldemort’s downfall in Godric’s Hollow. He made sure he was nearby as he hoped his information would be useful. Voldemort, of course, wanted to take out a young Harry Potter due to the prophecy that stated that the boy could lead to his demise. Unfortunately for Voldemort, his attempt on Harry’s life backfired and he was practically disintegrated.

Wormtail deduced this once he came across the rubble of the house. He then found Voldemort’s iconic phoenix-feathered wand and took it for safe keeping.

He later gave it back to Voldemort once he was strong enough to use it once more.

There’s no telling where exactly Wormtail stored the wand while living as a rat for twelve years.

1 His Demise Was Connected To The Marauders

Wormtail’s connection to the Marauders, Lupin (Mooney), Sirius (Padfoot), and James (Prongs) was fully realized the day that he met his end. This is because Wormtail’s demise (at least in the book) was very similar to those of his three classmates.

All four of them, in one way or another, passed away while trying to protect or save Harry.

James met his end at the hands of Lord Voldemort that day in Godric’s Hollow. Sirius was protecting Harry when he was struck by Bellatrix’s curse. Lupin fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, giving Harry a moment to escape from Dolohov, who was later revealed to have taken Lupin out. Finally, Wormtail’s cursed hand turned on him the moment he was about to let Harry go, honoring his life-debt.

What do you think is the craziest fact about Wormtail in Harry Potter? Let us know in the comments below!

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2018-10-10 06:10:32 – Dylan Parker

Chris Klein Revealed as Cicada in First Flash Season 5 Image

New images from The Flash season 5 reveal the first proper look at the villain known as Cicada. Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) was turned upside down at the end of season 4 when he learned another speedster was in Central City. The purple lightning came from none other than his daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), who had traveled back in time to be with her parents. While they try to figure out why she has arrived and if she can return to her rightful place in the timeline, The Flash has to deal with his latest threat.

Chris Klein was cast as David Hersch, aka Cicada, for The Flash season 5 earlier this year. His addition was announced at San Diego Comic-Con following the release of a trailer that teased the inclusion of the DC villain. As the marketing has moved into the final stages before the season 5 premiere this week, he had yet to be completely revealed – until now.

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The CW released official photos from season 5 episode 2, “Blocked”, and included in them are the first looks at Chris Klein’s Cicada. The Flash season 5 character breakdowns that first confirmed Cicada’s involvement described him as a “semi-immortal metahuman who has the ability to disable other metahumans’ abilities and blames other super-powered individuals for his suffering.” After just getting to hear his breathing and seeing his Lightning Daggers, his full look is now revealed, along with a tease of him using one of the daggers against Cisco Ramon/Vibe (Carlos Valdes).

DC Comics readers may be surprised to see how Cicada appears, as his look largely differs from the source material. In the comics, he’s an old, bald man with a long white beard when he battles Flash. He has potential immortality thanks to his ability to steal the souls of others to extend his own life. This could be partially changed for the show as it appears he’s been given the ability to take metahuman powers but not someone’s soul.

At this point in the lead up to The Flash‘s return, it’s simply nice to finally get a clear look at Cicada. Even the most recent Flash trailer just continued to tease his presence instead of actually showing him. Since these images are from the second episode of the series, it’s possible viewers may not get to see him in action during the season premiere. Thankfully, the wait is almost over to see whether or not he appears.

MORE: All 10 Superhero Shows Returning or Premiering In Fall 2018

The Flash season 5 premieres on October 9 on The CW.

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2018-10-08 07:10:04 – Cooper Hood

Avengers 4 Reshoots: Tom Holland Traveled to Atlanta Earlier This Week

Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) flew to Atlanta earlier this week, presumably to join the ongoing Avengers 4 reshoots. Starting last month, additional work for the Marvel Studios blockbuster has been going on for several weeks now, with some actors coming back to the set to finish their respective parts. The latest update from the set came from Chris Evans, who announced he had wrapped up with an emotional social media post.

Not much is known regarding the movie, especially since Marvel Studios has been actively trying to keep any kind of information about it tightly under wraps. The reshoots are mainly being done inside a sound stage, so no set photos have come out since the first batch last month. However, since news of actors coming and going in Atlanta tends to make its way online, fans at least know the characters (aside from those who survived Thanos’ snap) appearing in the film, like Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis. The latest MCU cast member to apparently join the reshoots is Holland.

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A Twitter user with the handle goldenclosetboy shared an image of Holland on a flight from Atlanta to New York on October 5, giving fans the impression that the actor was in town to participate in the ongoing reshoots for Avengers 4. Holland – who’s also in the middle of filming Spider-Man: Far From Home – had just come back in the U.S. to continue shooting the Phase 4 film, following months of production around Europe. And while Spider-Man: Homecoming filmed at Pinewood Atlanta back in 2016, its sequel isn’t scheduled to use the facility, further backing up the idea he was in town for Avengers 4. Check out the photo below.

It’s uncertain in what capacity the currently dead MCU heroes will be involved in Avengers 4. While Thanos claimed that the genocide would be random, Marvel Studios brilliantly picked out the original Avengers and several important supporting characters to survive the purge, giving them one last mission before some (or most of them) bid goodbye to the franchise. Heroes like Captain America and Black Widow who didn’t have much to do in Avengers: Infinity War are expected to play a pivotal part in the Phase 3 capper, and chances are that the focus of the film will be on the principal heroes.

Having said that, Avengers 4 is both the end to a 22-film arc, and the beginning of a new one, so fans can expect that there will be some sort of passing of the baton between the MCU’s old guard and new faces. Considering that Spider-Man is Iron Man’s protege – with Stark playing the role of Peter’s mentor since his introduction in Captain America: Civil War – a reunion between the two is a fitting way to end Iron Man’s arc should he die in the upcoming film, and a great setup for Peter’s future journey as a superhero.

More: Spider-Man & Nick Fury Go Boating in New Far From Home Set Photo

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2018-10-07 09:10:42 – Ana Dumaraog