Viktor Hargreeves (Elliot Page) transitions in The Umbrella Academy Season 3. Since new episodes dropped on June 22, followers have had blended reactions about how the present portrays Viktor’s transition. Here’s what these not in favor of how showrunners dealt with the storyline need to say.
[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy Season 3.]
Viktor Hargreeves proclaims his transition within the third season of ‘The Umbrella Academy’
In the primary episode of season 3, Viktor goes for a hair lower and shares his new identify along with his siblings. Behind the scenes, showrunner Steve Blackman and author Thomas Page McBee have been nothing however supportive of the character change within the new season of the Netflix collection.
In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Page mentioned his function in The Umbrella Academy. “… Steve Blackman … who’s just incredible and such a wonderful person,” he stated. “When we first talked about it, he really seemed excited about incorporating it into the show.”
Page added: “An incredible writer, journalist, author Thomas Page McBee, who I met doing a miniseries called Tales of a City he wrote an extraordinary biography called Amateur, which I highly recommend everybody to read. He was the first trans man to box in Madison Square Garden.”
Some followers have blended emotions about how Viktor transitions within the present
Passionate followers of The Umbrella Academy took to Reddit to speak about Viktor’s transition in season 3. While there’s plenty of assist surrounding the character, some followers really feel like that storyline didn’t match into the narrative of the present.
“Did anyone else felt like Victor’s transition … felt kind of shoehorned in and almost unnecessary?” stated one Redditor. “I fully support them in real life, however, it just felt like it discombobulated the story and it’s pacing a bit for me.”
Another fan has issues in regards to the lack of “on-screen struggle” lacking from Viktor’s narrative. “If they were going to transition Vanya to Victor, they shouldn’t have done it so suddenly,” they said. “Victor should’ve [had] visible identity issues all the way through season 2 or transitioned at the end of season 3 after having some on-screen identity issues throughout season 3. To go from long hair to short hair, Vanya to Victor in the manner of seconds makes it seem like a spontaneous decision.”
Yet one other fan on Twitter stated: “Seems an interesting choice to rename Elliot’s character since Vanya is already a traditionally male gendered name in Russia, where the character is from. It seems the former name was already sort of a suggestion of the character’s identity.”
GLAAD and the LGBTQ neighborhood assist the Viktor Hargreeves storyline
While some followers are in disagreement about how the present portrayed Viktor’s transition, the lots are delighted with the narrative. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) tweeted in assist of Viktor and Page’s portrayal.
Many followers confirmed their assist within the replies. “My favorite part of the show!!” tweeted one fan in regards to the Viktor narrative.
Elliot Page got here out as trans forward of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3
“Hi friends. I want to share with you that I am trans,” Page shared on Instagram in December 2020. “My pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot.” He added: “I can’t begin to address how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
Initially, Netflix stated Page would reprise his function as Vanya season 3 of The Umbrella Academy. Now, we all know the character as Viktor.
Despite the few who dislike how the present dealt with Viktor’s storyline, most followers are completely happy. Meet Viktor in new episodes of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix.
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