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Invincible Season 2: Who is The Shapesmith?


The Guardians of the Globe’s newest recruit should be familiar to those who paid attention to Invincible season 1.

Shapesmith in Invincible season 2
Photo: Prime Video

This article contains spoilers for Invincible season 2 episode 2.

Adapted from a comic that ran for 144 serialized issues, Prime Video’s Invincible has a lot of plot to get through if it wants to hit its seven-to-eight season target.

That means that any given episode of the show features abundant background material with supporting characters in addition to the usual Mark Grayson a.k.a. Invincible (Steven Yeun) hijinx. The latest example of a seemingly unimportant character getting prominent billing comes in season 2 episode 2 “In About Six Hours I Lose My Virginity to a Fish.” While Mark prepares to fulfill the unfortunate promise of the episode’s title, the plot occasionally drifts over to focus on a very strange astronaut named Rus Livingston (voiced by Sonic the Hedgehog himself: Ben Schwartz).

But who exactly is Rus Livingston? Where did he come from? And how did he come to be the superhero “The Shapesmith.” Read on to find out.

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