Are Those Invincible Characters Really Dead After Season 2, Episode 5?
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Are Those Invincible Characters Really Dead After Season 2, Episode 5?

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Invincible season 2, episode 5 & the Invincible comics!




  • Invincible Season 2, episode 5 delivers shocking character deaths, leaving viewers questioning the fates of beloved superheroes. Tragic endings.
  • Dupli-Kate is alive in the Invincible comics despite her apparent death in Season 2, episode 5. Cliffhanger reveals her survival strategy.
  • Rex Splode faces uncertainty in Invincible Season 2 as viewers wonder if he will survive given the looming Invincible War storyline. Death potential.

Invincible season 2, episode 5 features several shocking character deaths, leaving many viewers wondering if these characters are really dead at the end of the episode. Invincible is a show full of different superheroes and supervillains, and while the series is no stranger to violence and deaths, killing off main characters has been rarely seen throughout the first two seasons so far. However, Invincible season 2 just featured some of the series’ biggest deaths yet, with the comic books revealing the true fates of these superheroes after their tragic Invincible ends.

Invincible season 2, part 2 is finally here, with the last four episodes in Amazon Prime Video’s continuation of the highly anticipated animated superhero show now releasing on the streaming service. Invincible season 2 is continuing to adapt the next story in the Invincible comics, with season 2, part 2 kicking off with Mark still on Thraxa after the Invincible season 2, part 1 finale. In episode 5, Mark and the more powerful Guardians are dealing with the sequids, leaving some of the less powerful team members on Earth to hold down the fort – a plan that goes horribly wrong.

Shrinking Rae Should Be Dead, According To The Invincible Comics

Shrinking Rae standing in a still from Invincible

Invincible season 2, episode 5 sees Guardians of the Globe membersRex Splode, Dupli-Kate, and Shrinking Rae head off to a nuclear facility in order to take on the Lizard League, leading to the deaths of Dupli-Kate and Shrinking Rae. While fighting the Lizard League, Komodo Dragon picks up a small version of Rae and attempts to swallow her. Rae then attempts to grow bigger, killing Komodo Dragon from the inside. However, the villain’s skin is too tough, with Rae being unable to break through and dying while inside the villain.


Invincible Season 2 Is Still Missing A Major Superhero Team From The Comics (That’s Perfect For A Spinoff)

Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible has already introduced all kinds of superhero teams, but it is still missing one of the most important ones.

Although many of Invincible‘s seemingly dead superheroes come back, Shrinking Rae doesn’t return in the comics, meaning that season 2, episode 5’s ending appears to feature the superhero’s tragic death. The Invincible show gave Shrinking Rae a lot more screentime, making her presumed death even more impactful if it sticks. Rae got more lines and character development, even though she was still a side character. Shrinking Rae could potentially still return, since the audience never sees what actually happens to her inside Komodo Dragon’s body, but this would represent a huge change from the Invincible comics.

The Invincible Comics Reveal Dupli-Kate Is Still Alive

The other major death in Invincible season 2, episode 5 is Dupli-Kate, with the Lizard League massacring her clones before killing the final Kate. While plenty of Dupli-Kate clones have been killed up until this point, it has been established that killing every copy of Kate would end her life, with her unable to return. This seemingly happens in Invincible season 2, episode 5, with Rex Splode believing that she has died. However, the Invincible comics reveal that this isn’t the case, with Dupli-Kate still being alive.

After Dupli-Kate’s death, the superhero’s villainous brother Multi-Paul appears, attempting to avenge his sister’s death. This causes Dupli-Kate to return, to the surprise of everyone. Kate reveals that she has always kept a copy of herself in a safe house far away in a secret location in case the rest of her clones were to die, with this contingency plan allowing her to secretly be alive. Kate had planned to take a break after her death, allowing her to lead a normal life, but Paul’s reign of terror forced her to return and reveal her continued existence.


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Will Rex Splode Die In Invincible Season 2?

Although he does lose his hand, Rex Splode is the only superhero who makes it out of the confrontation with the Lizard League alive, but some viewers are wondering if the character will die later in Invincible season 2. Although his death isn’t related to the Lizard League, Rex Splode does end up dying in Invincible, during the Invincible War storyline. In it, Rex Splode charges himself up in an attempt to kill a multiversal Invincible variant, and while this plan is successful, it ends in his own demise.

It seems unlikely that Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible will be able to fit the Invincible War storyline in, meaning that Rex will probably live throughout the rest of the season. With only three episodes left, cramming in Angstrom Levy’s death, return, and the Invincible War would feel like a lot, with it being better to hold off on the exciting arc until season 3. This would allow Mark’s first confrontation with Angstrom Levy to have more room to breathe, while also allowing Rex to continue to breathe throughout the rest of Invincible season 2.

Invincible Season 3 Poster


Based on the comic book character by Robert Kirkman, Invincible follows Mark Grayson,  a seventeen-year-old who leads a seemingly average life save for the fact that he lives behind the shadow of his superhero father, Omni-Man. Mark goes on to develop superhuman abilities, but he must also learn that his father’s legacy isn’t as glitzy and glamorous as he’s been led to believe.

Mark Hamill , Gillian Jacobs , Jon Hamm , Mae Whitman , Steven Yeun , Walton Goggins , Ezra Miller , Jonathan Groff , Sandra Oh , Djimon Hounsou , Khary Payton , Seth Rogen , Jeffrey Donovan , Sonequa Martin-Green , Mahershala Ali , Malese Jow , J. K. Simmons , Clancy Brown , Zazie Beetz , Zachary Quinto , Jason Mantzoukas , Nicole Byer

Release Date
March 26, 2021


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