25 Umbrella Academy Season Two Fan Theories
Ben Committed Suicide
This theory is so much sadder than the idea that Ben is secretly alive out there, just chilling in a void of nothing. Both Digital Spy and Hadesman1 (and a good chunk of other Reddit users) seem to think that Ben may have committed suicide. Ben isn’t wearing a uniform when Klaus sees him, meaning he died in civilian clothing, and his powers were pretty gruesome. His gravestone refers to the darkness within him and a hope that he’s found peace in the light (a common euphemism for the other side), which certainly sounds like something you’d put on a gravestone after a self-inflicted death.