It looks like Amazon Prime’s superhero TV show Invincible could be following the Marvel Cinematic Universe and opening up its own multiverse. A new video by YouTube vlogger Charlie Schneider breaks down the hints toward season 2, easter eggs, comic references, and how it all fits together. And, folks—be prepared for more storylines, father-and-son battles, and multifaceted villains.
The first few episodes of Invincible introduced various alien planets, but failed to explore the universe outside of Earth in depth. In fact, Mark Grayson, the show’s titular character, is introduced to Allen the Alien, a representative from the Coalition of Planets. But Allen, played by Seth Rogen, is only shown in two episodes; his character development is limited to fighting and explaining the Viltrumite’s colonization. Season 2 should change: “In terms of world-building, they’ll be getting into multiverse territories with alternative versions of Invincible, other universes where things went down very differently,” Schneider said. “They’ll also be getting into the Coalition of Planets more…”
Invincible teased the possibility of a multiverse when they introduced the Flaxans, an alien race from a different dimension where time operates differently. But, as Schneider notes, potential Season 2 villain Angstrom Levy is the biggest sign that a multiverse exists in this superhero show.
In case you’re not a fan of the Invincible comics, Angstrom Levy is a superhero villain obsessed with acquiring knowledge from everyone, even those in alternate realities. He sets out to achieve this goal by breaking the Mauler twins—remember those big, buff blue guys?—from jail, and using their mind-transference machine to control the minds of everyone in the multiverse. “Even without the Maulers’ help, he’s able to construct a device that allows him to travel to alternate realities,” Schneider said. “He uses that to assemble a team of other versions of himself from alternate realities. Then, he modifies the Mauler’s device that’ll help him download knowledge from all of his copies into his own mind, making him this all-knowing villain.”
Of course, the comic storyline finds Invincible, quite possibly the clumsiest superhero ever, attempting to stop him—but ultimately achieving more harm than good. He inadvertently disfigures Levy and so, Levy swears on revenge and plans on using the multiverse to fulfill his wishes. And, there you have it! That’s just the tip of the iceberg for what Invincible’s second season plot could curtail.
With a storyline like this, you know there’s going to be some brutal fights, mystery, relationship drama, and, of course, comedic relief. And, since there’s so much source material (thank you to Robert Kirkman’s comic series), we’ll continue to see the evolution of Mark Grayson as a superhero—and whatever becomes of his relationship with his dad.
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