|Faction Name||The Commission|
Standing out from all other factions, the Commission operates in a completely paradoxical way. While they depend on the necessity of catastrophic action to preserve time, they are also staunchly opposed to rewriting history. This creates a whirlwind of struggle, tension and confusion in the overall Umbrella Academy saga.
Commissioners are imbued with unshakable loyalty and follow grim orders without blinking. They support major events that appear catastrophic to the outside world, transcend personal feelings, and ensure the continuity of time. Despite its seemingly nefarious actions, the Commission's existence is inseparable from the universe of the Umbrella Academy, a faction that is as fierce as it is fascinating.
Set somewhere in the 20th century. timeline, their origins are mysterious. However, their intentions are quite clear: they maintain the chronology of events and prevent changes that could upset the balance of existence.
Over the decades, Commission agents have been networked, armed with lethal briefcases and pinpoint accuracy. These artifacts speed up time travel and allow agents to ensure that events occur as preordained. Their method, while often ruthless, serves the greater good and avoids the catastrophic consequences that temporary disruptions can cause.
Number Five, one of the Hargreeves brothers, was once the Commission's most valuable agent. As a highly trained assassin, he was their lethal weapon, altering events and eliminating targets to keep the timeline intact.
The enigmatic Handler, who hides an iron fist in her velvet gloves, ensures the smooth running of the Commission. His manipulative strategies and cold demeanor force the Leap Agents to stick to the script and eliminate threats to the timeline with callous indifference.
Despite central authority and omnipotence, the Commission's power dynamics have changed dramatically. After a series of events caused by the Umbrella Academy, control of the Commission falls to the unsuspecting Herb, an analyst who has become the de facto leader.
The commission's role in the ongoing drama depends on keeping the timeline "correct." But as we've seen, alliances shift under the umbrella of intrigue and the ebb and flow of power. Whether he buckles under a monumental task or buckles under the pressure, it's a story to be seen on the vast, unfolding canvas of Umbrella Academy.
The Commission's area is outside the usual geographical boundaries. It is a dimensional hub that allows them to quickly and easily access any place at any time. The interiors are characterized by a vintage aesthetic mixed with futuristic technology. This is a metaphor for their perception of time: everything happens simultaneously, so the presence of past, present and future is everyday.
Around the Commission's headquarters, staff are watching every second, ready to intervene if reckless actions threaten to alter the predetermined schedule. They boast a special army of field agents assigned to maintain the historical timeline, able to travel anywhere and anytime when needed.
Aside from the headquarters, the geography of the Commission's realm is largely unexplored in the series, leaving fans intrigued by the possibilities of unexplored realms in this mysterious dimension of space and time.