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Not “Invincible” to everyone

Trending animated superhero show comes back for another season
Sam Blecha
Released in November of 2023, “Invincible season 2” is the second season of Prime Video’s tending show.

Released about two years after the first season, “Invincible season 2” comes to Prime Video for more teen superhero troubles and drama. “Invincible” is a show that follows 17 year old Mark Grayson/Invincible (Steven Yeun) while his father, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons) is the most powerful superhero in the world. Mark was just like all other normal kids until he figures out that he has powers that are similar to his fathers.

Released in November of 2023, the second season of Prime Videos big hitting show “Invincible”  makes sure to leave the audience on the edge of their seats and intrigued by the action-packed superhero drama. Four episodes of  “Invincible season 2” were released in November of 2023, and they plan to release the final four episodes early into 2024.

(Warning: Spoilers ahead)

Season two starts with a scene of Invincible and Omni-Man and they are teaming up together to eliminate a lot of humans that don’t have superpowers like them. This opening scene was very interesting to me because at the end of season one, Omni-Man wanted to do this, but Mark didn’t because he has a lot of friends and family on earth and didn’t want to go kill them all. In Season One when Omni-Man and Mark disagreed about this, Omni-Man beat up Mark really badly then left earth. 

Soon later after this scene, it was revealed that that was just a different multiverse of Mark and Omni-Man, and not the current one. This opening scene got me instantly hooked on season two and had me intrigued within the first couple minutes of the show. Scenes like this are why “Invincible” is one of my favorite shows of all time, they always find a way to engage the audience at the very start of the show and how to make it interesting from the beginning.

Episode two starts with Mark’s high school graduation. Although, he is running late to it because he is busy fighting a superpowered villain. He knows he has to make his graduation so he is trying to hurry up his fight. Mark is currently fighting a villain named  Doc Seismic (Chris Diamantopoulos) at the Washington Monument. Doc Seismic tries to bring out magmanites to defeat Invincible, but this does not work out as Invincible defeats him within seconds. I really liked how this scene incorporated school and education with having responsibilities as a superhero. It shows the struggles that Mark has as he tries to balance his life while being in school and also being a superhero. Mark ended up making it just in time for his graduation and so that he and his friends could all do it together.

Going into Episode 3, there is a little jump in time as it shows that Mark is now going off to college. It shows a heartfelt scene of him leaving for college and his mom, Debbie (Sandra Oh) is crying and not wanting Mark to leave for college. Shortly after, the show cuts to a random planet in space and a narrator is talking. The Narrator starts talking about Allen (Seth Rogan) who was a character from Season One that was heavily liked. The episode then veers to focus on Allen; it helps the audience understand and learn more about him and his backstory. The episode ends on a sorrowful cliffhanger, so you better have tissues. 

In the fourth and final episode, Mark has just been lured to a bug planet from his father, Omni-Man. Omni-Man sent bugs to Mark to tell him that their population needed help fighting or else they were all going to die. Although Omni-Man technically didn’t lie, he mainly sent the bugs to Mark because he wanted to see his son. 

Mark is excited to see his dad since he hasn’t in a long time, but he remembers how his dad almost killed him and he gets furious. Omni-Man then tells Mark how he had a baby boy with a bug lady. This means that that boy is now Mark’s brother. After hearing all of this info, Mark Freaks out on his father because he can’t believe all that has happened. Soon after Mark is about to leave, Omni-Man tells him that he needs help fighting off these supervillains that are about to arrive so that the whole bug population doesn’t die and also so that his new brother doesn’t die, and Mark ends up staying. 

This episode was easily my favorite out of all four because it showed great character development between Mark and Omni-Man. It showed what Omni-Man was willing to do to be able to see his son again, and it also showed that Mark was willing to fight to the death with his father to save the bug population and his brother. Also, this episode had incredible action scenes and in my opinion, they were the best fight scenes throughout the four episodes.

Overall, I really recommend this show to anyone who is somewhat interested in superheroes and superhero shows and movies. Even if you aren’t, I would still give it a try because the way it blends action, emotion, and all sorts of other factors together is incredible and they couldn;t have done it better. Another thing that I have been very impressed about is the character development. It shows how Mark has progressed as a human and also how he has progressed as a superhero. And on the side. It shows Omni-Man and the hard times he went through after he left his family. I went into watching the show with really high expectations, and It exceeded my expectations and even more.


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Sam Blecha, Staff Reporter
Sam is a senior at Millard West and this is his first year on the CATalyst staff. He likes to spend his time hanging out with friends and family. Things he likes to do with his friends are watching and playing sports, like golf and basketball. A lot of his time is also spent working. He enjoys writing about sports events that have happened all over the world and reviewing new and upcoming movies in the movie industry.

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    Kathy BlechsDec 11, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    Invincible is not the genre I generally frequent. However, the opportunity to see a character grow in both human and super powers is intriguing. I think I’ll watch this series. Good review, Sam!