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Does Number Five have a name on The Umbrella Academy?

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Umbrella Academy.

Number Five on The Umbrella Academy doesn’t go by a normal name, both in the Netflix series and Gerard Way-written comics.

The Umbrella Academy fans will know he is often referred to as The Boy in the comic books, however.

Number Five’s siblings all have regular names as well as the numbers given to them by Reginald Hargreeves.

Luther is Number One, who was given the nickname Spaceboy after his father sent him to the moon.


Diego (David CasteƱada) is Number Two while Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) is Number Three.

Number Four was given to Klaus, who is played by child actor Dante Albidone in the flashbacks of The Umbrella Academy.

Number Five’s late brother Ben (Justin H Min) is Number Six and the super powerful Vanya (Ellen Page) is Number Seven.

The Umbrella Academy creator Gerard Way has come up with a theory as to why Number Five is the only child to go without a name.


Taking to Instagram, the series’ creator wrote about Diego and Luther’s relationship before referencing Number Five’s name.

The My Chemical Romance singer said: “They are important to each other – Hargreeves numbered Diego Number Two because one of the things that drives Number One is the tension between him and Diego.

“I could see one of Hargreeves’ notes being ‘Number Two hates Number One. Let’s explore this.’ – Diego’s obvious resentment and competition toward Luther pushed them both to be better.

“This is important — Sometimes the people that challenge us the most provide the opportunity for the most growth, and become our greatest teachers.

“But it isn’t all about Luther. Diego is on a journey of his own. Diego had to leave the house so he could be Diego and not just Number Two.

“And the only place being Number One got Luther at the end of the day was living alone on the moon.

“Maybe they’ll learn the numbers don’t matter, as Five did, which is why I feel he embraced his number as a name instead of a rank and rejected an actual name.”

The Umbrella Academy creator then hinted that he may reveal Number Five’s name “one day”.


Number Five’s real name may be revealed should another series of The Umbrella Academy go ahead.

Season two is yet to be confirmed by Netflix but a number of potential spoilers have been predicted by fans.

Following the dramatic season finale, a number of The Umbrella Academy fans are predicting a time jump in the next series.

The other children born on the same day as the Academy are also tipped to appear in season two.

Fans will have to wait and see if The Umbrella Academy is renewed before getting their hopes up surrounding the truth behind Number Five’s name.

The Umbrella Academy is available to stream now.

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