Invincible Season 2: Is Allen the Alien dead?

Cameron Frew
Allen the Alien in Invincible Season 2Prime Video

In Episode 3 of Invincible Season 2, Allen the Alien endures one of the show’s most brutal beatdowns at the hands of the Viltrumites – but is he dead?

In our review, we said the newest episode “will leave you feeling a bit winded; this is TV that doesn’t hesitate to smack you in the face and remind you of the stakes at play.”

While it opens with Mark starting college, we’re whisked away into the stars to spend some time with Allen the Alien. We learn about his Captain Unopa origin story, he briefs Thaedus and the Coalition of Planets on Invincible, and then the council’s leader asks him to sniff out a possible mole leaking information to the Viltrum empire.

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Soon after, he’s eating dinner with General Telia when he’s snatched and beaten mercilessly by three Viltrumites, leaving him on the brink of death – but is Allen really dead?

Is Allen dead in Invincible?

While it certainly seems like Allen is killed by Thaedus at the end of Season 2 Episode 3, we’re betting that we’ll see him again in Invincible.

After the Viltrumites dismember him and rupture his insides, Allen is placed inside a regenerative pod back in Talescria. As Telia sits by his side, Thaedus comforts her by saying it’s a cause for celebration, because they’ve once again “underestimated the Unopan will to survive.”

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He asks her to go home and get some rest while he watches over him… which gives him the opportunity to turn off Allen’s life support systems. “I’m sorry, Allen,” he says, as his chamber powers down and seemingly seals his untimely fate.

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Here’s the thing, though: Allen isn’t killed by Thaedus in the comics, and while we won’t spoil exactly how and why he survives the Viltrumite beatdown, he does come back.

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Reacting to the episode, one Redditor wrote: “Allen really is a true one, gets cornered by three Viltrumites knowing full well he would not come out of the encounter pretty, and yet takes the option of spitting in their face with a smile on his own. I really hope he somehow doesn’t die on a hospital bed, dude is such a cool character.”

“Why did I have to see Allen die twice? And the way he smiled at his girlfriend for the last time, knowing what would happen. He just looked happy to see her. This damn Thaedus has to be the rat, he got Allen killed. TWICE,” another wrote. “Excuse me what the f*ck is that ending. Also if Allen’s dead I’m going to be sick,” a third commented.

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Invincible Season 2 Episodes 1-3 are available to stream on Prime Video now, which you can sign up for here. Check out our other coverage below:

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Cameron is Deputy TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He's an action movie aficionado, '80s obsessive, Oscars enthusiast, and a staunch Scot. He earned a First-Class Honours Degree in Multimedia Journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University, accredited by the NCTJ and BJTC. He began his career at UNILAD, starting as a Junior Journalist and becoming Entertainment Editor prior to joining Dexerto. You can contact him at cameron.frew@dexerto.com.