‘Invincible’ Season 2 Part 1 Angstrom Levy didn’t do enough

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Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for Invincible Season 2 Part 1.


The Big Picture

  • Angstrom Levy’s powers allow him to open portals between different dimensions, and he plans to combine the knowledge of all his own people to build a utopia.
  • In the unbelievable comics, Angstrom becomes Invincible’s archenemy and tortures him using newly acquired technology and knowledge.
  • In season 2 of unbelievablethe story of Angstrom’s story is put on hold while the focus shifts to Viltrumite’s story, making his quest for revenge feel small and less threatening.

The first season of Amazons unbelievable ended on a high note, harrowing with shocking revelations about Omni-Man’s origins and goals. This new information created a paradigm shift for all the major players in the show. So, when we meet them in Season 2, they look a little different; they seem to carry a sense of brokenness around them. Along with them, there are also a series of new and interesting characters – such as the commander of the Viltrumite army, General Kregg (Clancy Brown), and Invincible’s half-brother, Oliver Grayson (Max Burkholder) – but there was one particular character whose powers and origins left a powerful, lasting impact, and that was Angstrom Levy. As his story played out with so much focus, we were sure it was Angstrom would play a major role in the events to come. But then, the 4 episodes passed, the first part of unbelievable Season 2 ended, and we never heard from him again.

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Invincible is an adult animated superhero series that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson, who is just like everyone else his age – except for his father as the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man. But as Mark develops his own powers, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

Release date
March 25, 2021

Casting
Steven Yeun, JK Simmons

Main Character
A superhero

Seasons
2

Creator
Robert Kirkman

Number of Episodes
9


Angstrom Levy didn’t start evil in ‘Invincible’

We first meet Angstrom Levy in an alternate universe where Invincible (Steven Eun) has joined Omni-Man (JK Simmons) to seize land. But just when he is about to be killed, he is dragged to another side by another Angstrom, the one we follow throughout the story. Angstrom Levy is a self-described fairy who wants to use his powers to improve the world. And his powers Yes wonderful; they will let him open ports between different sizes. With his special powers, Angstrom has seen similar fates occur in many dimensions, and he has also seen dimensions where it never happened. He has seen a world where cancer is cured, and a world where no one dies of hunger. If a person could use this knowledge from different worlds and bring it together, they could easily build a utopia, and that is what Angstrom intends to do.

So, he recruits about a thousand versions of himself and devises a plan to combine the knowledge of all his multiple selves into one. To this end, he seeks help from the Mauler twins (Kevin Michael Richardson), breaks them out of prison and forces them to build a complex, volatile machine that can combine thousands of minds into one living entity. But before the fusion is complete, Invincible intervenes. He doesn’t understand what the Mauler Twins are doing, but with their history, he says they can’t be up to any good. He accuses the couple first, warning them to stop the experiment. Of course, the twins do not listen and there is a conflict. Angstrom, attached to the device, uses his powers to take out more Mauler twins from different dimensions to overpower Invincible. But when he sees that they are about to kill him, he stops the procedure midway, blowing up the place and killing thousands of himself in the process.

When the dust has settled, we see that Angstrom has survived, but the botched experiment has set him apart, causing his head to expand. Inside his head, something has fallen. He is consumed by the versions of himself that saw Omni-Man and Invincible take overand promises to kill Mark.

Angstrom is Invincible’s Arch-Nemesis in the Comics

In the unbelievable comics, Angstrom is a regular main enemy of Invincible. Although he is not considered as threatening as the Viltrumites, he weaves the fun and mind of the multi-species into the story. Angstrom’s original story has remained unchanged in the show, so there’s good reason to believe that Amazon unbelievable it will follow closely to the comics. In the comics, Angstrom disappears for a while after being destroyed and returns with newfound technology, knowledge and strength. And he uses it all to torture Invincible.

In the end, he escapes from this multiple type of madness and fights Angstrom, but he forgets that Angstrom is not as strong as he is, and it almost kills him. As Invincible realizes this, shock and sadness wash over him, as he says, “I thought you were stronger,” which is remembered as one of the most powerful moments in the comics. In a special setting, Angstrom recruits the different versions of Invincible from different dimensions and brings them to the original earth to kill Mark. It heralds the long and devastating “Invincible War” arc, which is one of the most interesting stories in the comics. In this way, Angstrom is not treated as the last unbelievable but rather than as is a close enemy of the show’s main protagonisthelping him grow as a hero and as a man.

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Amazon’s unbelievable He handled Angstrom’s original story very well. The earlier scenes established Angstrom as a smart, kind and interesting character who is generally fun to follow. We get to see very little of what comes after the botched experiment, though his anger and thirst for revenge suggested that something sinister was brewing inside his mutated head. It was a promising premiere that left us wanting more of Angstrom. But then, that’s what the first part of Season 2 gives us, and it was disappointing. It was a big situation that didn’t provide any pay at all.

Since we haven’t seen more of Angstrom in the following episodes, it suggests that the show is saving it for the second part of Season 2. And it might be something big, but there’s a problem with the structure of this statement: it removes the sense of urgency from Angstrom’s revenge plan, who looked so passionate and so fast. Because we don’t see him searching for Invincible fast enough, we don’t see him as threatening. More surprisingly, however, the following events develop the story in a very different way that completely overcomes Angstrom’s tastes and diversity.

We get very heavy information and plot progression regarding the Viltrumite story that easily dominates any other subplots. We meet Nolan, who seems to have changed his mind about conquering the world and has come to live a peaceful life. We will see the much awaited confrontation between him and Invincible after the battle on the ground. We see Allen the Alien (Seth Rogen) battle of Viltrumites. We see even more Viltrumites who seem to be strong enough to take down the awesome Omni-Man. After seeing all that, the story of Viltrumite comes out as the most important, and under its weight the question of Angstrom’s revenge feels rather small, a secondary embellishment of a more important story. Regardless, however, it is inevitable that Angstrom will return in the future, and he will wreak havoc in the world of Invincible. But having been gone for so long, it’s hard to say whether we’ll really care for him when he returns.

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