Umbrella Academy fans want Five to be named after My Chemical Romance member
22 February 2019, 21:46 | Updated: 22 February 2019, 22:05
What is Number Five's real name in The Umbrella Academy? It's never been revealed but fans have a genius plan for Aidan Gallagher's character and it involves Frank Iero from My Chemical Romance.
Netflix's The Umbrella Academy is currently taking the world by storm. The script. The plot twists. The characters. The music. THAT DANCE SCENE. But nothing has got fans stanning more than Number Five, played brilliantly by Aidan Gallagher.
If you've watched the show, you'll know that Five, one the seven Hargreeves siblings, doesn't have a name. It's never revealed in the TV show and so far, it's never been revealed in the original comics. But that doesn't mean it could never happen in the future...
Fans have been theorising and speculating about what Five's real name could be. A few days ago, the official Umbrella Academy Twitter account challenged viewers to suggest some names for Five and the results were... interesting.
ok do it. give Five a (new) name. Go! https://t.co/f0vEUAJCOf— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) February 20, 2019
Some of them were wild... (did we learn absolutely nothing when we let strangers on the internet choose a name for a boat?!)
Previously known as Constantinople— Jade🖤🦋 (@jademcnultyy) February 20, 2019
Some were actually quite decent... (Luke sounds sensible, right?)
Luke.— Grace Bartlett (@gracelbartlett) February 20, 2019
I don't know why but Luke.
But one genius suggestion stood out by a mile and actually, it'll be a really really nice gesture if it ever happens.
As you probably know by now, The Umbrella Academy was adapted from the comic book series written by Gerard Way, the frontman of My Chemical Romance. There's several other members of My Chemical Romance and they all have... names... Do you see where we're going with this? Yes, of course you do.
In response to that tweet, fans of the band are now suggesting that Five's real name should be revealed as "Frank", as a tribute to Frank Iero from MCR.
frank. you can’t convince me otherwise. pic.twitter.com/Iq8HkTQ1KR— b-side | 102 (@nexngrxvestxnes) February 21, 2019
95% of the replies is frank,,— 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐞 l/̶ (@odetoanatthema) February 20, 2019
Fans are even pointing out that Gallagher, who plays Five, totally looks like he could be a younger version of Iero.
Is it just me or does Number Five look like a young Frank Iero? 🌂— Heyyyy Miss Strange✨ (@lorelaiblaqk_) February 19, 2019
frank and five... same energy pic.twitter.com/7hSm3ZblsH— klaus diego five allison ben vanya luther (@fadedpurple) February 20, 2019
An Umbrella Academy character? Created by Gerard Way? Named after Frank Iero? I'm emotional! I would like to see it!
And apparently, so would Frank! An honour, truly. Let's make it happen.
i would be honored! ...i would also require 15% https://t.co/XMOZ6zgD7A— frnkiero: Party Dad (@FrankIero) February 22, 2019