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Ghosts Aren't Supposed to Age — So Why Is The Umbrella Academy's Ben an Exception?

Pop Sugar 2020-08-19 03:53:07

Watch out! This post contains spoilers.

In The Umbrella Academy, it's established that Ben Hargreeves (Justin H. Min) died at a young age. And yet, whenever he's seen with Klaus Hargreeves (Robert Sheehan), he's the same age as the rest of his siblings. According to the laws of every horror movie I've ever seen, ghosts aren't supposed to age, which begs the question: why does Ben? Granted, it could just be as simple as the crew at Netflix felt the source material would be better suited to an adult actor, but where's the fun in that? Instead, I've come up with three theories I think could very well explain the mystery behind our broody ghost pal Ben, including why I think his age could be tied to Klaus's power, the Sparrow Academy, or the rules of the afterlife within the world of The Umbrella Academy.