The release of season two of The Umbrella Academy has impressed fans with its intricate plots – but what is Diego’s superpower?

Actors such as Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper star in the series which follows seven “siblings” who have superpowers.

Sibling Number Two is given the name of Diego by the children’s nanny/ robot Grace. Here’s what we know about the character…

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Who plays Diego on The Umbrella Academy?

  • Diego is played by American-Mexican actor David Castañeda.

David is 30 years old and also appeared in films such as We Die Young and El Chicano.

In an interview with Digital Spy, he spoke about his role as Number Two and how important it is to him to be a role model.

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He revealed that while chatting to a pal, his friend told him: “You’re brown skinned, and you’re doing flips, you’re bending bullets. People are going to see it, and somehow kids are going to connect to it.”

He also explained his new look. David said that he grew his hair for “about four months” while in Thailand but had to cut it off during filming.

What is Diego’s superpower?

  • Diego’s superpower is that he can control the trajectory of items that he throws. So far, this has tended to be knives.

However in season two Diego’s powers appear to be changing, or as they’re back in time, still developing.

It now appears that he can also control the movement and curve of bullets, reports Looper.

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All of the “siblings” can do something impressive.

For example, Diego’s sister Allison is able to control the minds of others when she says: “I heard a rumor.”

What else do we know about the Umbrella Academy series 2?

This season starts in 1960 and has will feature the Kennedy assassination and the Civil Rights Movements in its plot.

Emmy Raver-Lampman’s Allison will also be forced to deal with living in Jim Crow-era Texas while Ellen Page’s Vanya has amnesia.


Fans are also learn more about Klaus’ relationship with his boyfriend, with the time traveller trying to stop Dave from enlisting for the Vietnam war.

Viewers met Dave, played by Cody Ray Thompson, in season one. Klaus, played by Robert Sheehan, spoke about him with Diego in episode six.

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