He seems to be made out of a shiny, dark-coloured metal. She's done many immoral things but considers they were for the greater good. A cybernetically-enhanced team of heroes. Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019. He reacted badly to Blarney's death, appearing to sink into a deep depression. Homelander claims that Oh Father is the best person to set up the meeting because, "You know everyone.". According to Robertson, he drew the character based on Pegg after seeing him in the sitcom Spaced, and thought that Pegg captured the balance of "innocence but tough determination" that Ennis wanted in the character. "Homelander" redirects here. When Colonel Mallory arrives, he encourages her to kill him, but Frenchie persuades her not to. In the television series, Jim Beaver portrays Senator Robert "Dakota Bob" Singer, with his surname changed to be a deliberate reference to Beaver's character of Bobby Singer from the The CW television series Supernatural. Are you sick of the soulless and formulaic Hollywood drivel that endlessly glorifies and celebrates superheros? Annie has said she believes her relationship with Hughie is "more precious than gold", and she intends to quit the Seven and move out. In reality, he was grown in a secret VA laboratory, the progeny of genetic material taken from Stormfront, who was injected with Compound V while still a member of the Hitler Youth. Red, blue and yellow costume, has the power of flight. Had thunder powers before being reanimated as a zombie. The public is unaware that the Bridge wasn't the intended target of Al Qaeda. She decided to get out and quit the CIA to run for the US Senate, leaving Kessler as her replacement to get back at Butcher. After the Boys infiltrated the facility and fought Lamplighter, they inadvertently caused a mass breakout, allowing Cindy and her fellow patients to go on a rampage. He was severely injured during an initiation ritual and is taken care of by the remaining members of G-Wiz. He is also the only member of the Boys (other than Hughie, the new recruit) who thinks that at least a few superheroes might be acting out of genuine altruism (as mentioned in issue #6). By the season one finale, Madelyn is murdered by Homelander for keeping secrets from him, though he saves Teddy from Butcher's suicide attempt. His relationship with his parents and childhood friends has him being irritated by how they sometimes treat him, while outside viewers (Starlight/Annie and Mallory) have pointed out he's lucky to have them. Fun, brutal, and perfectly illustrated why super heroes are scary. This mission (which entails being in close proximity to his "enemy" for decades, yet forbidden to fulfill his designated goal) drives Black Noir completely insane, leading him to develop a sadistic streak just as disturbing as — if not more so than — the other members of the Seven. Unbeknownst to the public, he is a pervert who uses his powers to spy on women. DogKnott has a werewolf-like appearance, but he wears clothes to cover up his self shame. The team frequently goes to brothels to "celebrate" after a victory. The name of the group is Sidekicks 12, a reference to the 12 Apostles. He also would become gradually disgusted with Butcher's easy willingness to torture their enemies and the others' lack of caring about it. While carrying Marathon, Homelander tried to intercept the plane but instead crashed through and broke it in half, in the process killing Marathon.. 's arms. It's not for kids and I love the choice language which is appropriate. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Outside of this power, Jack is likely the weakest of the Seven, as Butcher states that he could not win a fight with Stephen Hawking. In issue #68, it was revealed that he'd secretly been making more of the modified Compound V from #11–14 (which can be triggered to kill superhumans) so that, if he survived, he could kill vast numbers of superhumans. Jack's abrupt action led Black Noir, the Lamplighter, and the Deep to be injured, thus removing over half the Seven from the unfolding attacks within seconds. Holy Mary dresses in a nun’s habit and fishnet stockings. In issue #67, after informing Hughie of the death of Vas, he is confronted by Butcher and dies when Butcher kicks him violently in the anus. Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean. The Maverikz are a superhero group, originally lead by Tek Knight. He is also the loyal enforcer of Stan Edgar, who directs his every action, possesses a healing factor, and is allergic to tree nuts. . Oh, and lots of heart -- both in the sentimental sense, and in the gory literal sense. As interpreted within the television series, he is considered by some reviewers to be analogous to DC's Superman. , Described by Ennis as "a '90s-style cyberpunk outfit, with lots of prosthetic limbs and biomechanical organs and attachments. This proves to be true, as Hughie flees when she reveals her true identity in Issue #45. Ennis has said "Vic the Veep was meant to be the most grotesque parody of Bush, Jr. Tek Knight was one of the few heroes to never engage the Boys' attention, as he never did anything depraved or morally wrong like many other "Heroes". Annie January is as down-to-earth and sincere as they come; the girl next door with superpowers. Looking for something to watch? She tells him that she was not in her right mind, and has run away from her mother. When a Supe kills the love of his life, A/V salesman Hughie Campbell teams up with Billy Butcher, a vigilante hell-bent on punishing corrupt Supes -- and Hughie’s life will never be the same again. While he is distracted by mutilating Homelander's corpse, the military opens fire on him, shredding his body to the point where he can no longer stand or move. It repeatedly shows women being forced to give sexual favors (rape) by the superheros. According to Dime-Bag (a black youth) in #28, when he graduates from G-Wiz he will have to join either G-Coast or G-Style. Like Billy and Mother's Milk, the Frenchman possesses military experience, particularly holding knowledge in ballistics, to the extent that Butcher defers to him on that matter. He attempted to use this knowledge as a way of making life difficult for the Boys, but he lost his composure during a fundraiser dinner upon seeing a paraplegic former athlete in #51; he took her up to a private room under false pretenses and attempted to sexually assault her with a dildo. Over time, the team's focus changed due to Butcher's increased influence, from one of management and containment to one of direct confrontation. Issue #24 states that she has continued killing, despite The Frenchman forcing the mob to back off. He seems to get pleasure from killing superheroes; the slaughter of 150 East European/Russian supes in issue #14 left him humming Ode to Joy all day; in #33 he continued to attack Mind Droid and Soldier Boy when they were trying to flee; and in #43 he intended to brutalize the Super Duper team because of an unintended insult from a member of the team who suffered from Tourette's. He is thrown from the rooftop by Butcher to create a distraction.. Another show about awful people doing awful things and even the good guys aren't really that good. Shout-Out is African-American and thought publicly to be gay. Homelander blocks them intending to kill them for fun. Butcher also seems happy to help out a friend in need, even if it means he takes a beating in the process, telling M.M. According to Mother's Milk, however, it's better for the rest of humanity in general if they are in the team rather than in the outside world. Lamplighter allows the Boys to take him hostage and spirit him out of the facility. and inject members of the Boys with Compound V as well. It is later revealed that "Soldier Boy" was a legacy title. Homelander plays house, then pushes Ryan over the edge. Unlike in the comic, he is the one that raped Butcher's wife, Becca, but left her alive and, though he was unaware of it until the end of season, pregnant with his child. He seems to have a fondness for the Female, bonding with her with playing games (like reverse-strip poker, paintball, scrabble, and snowball fights, which he always seems to lose) with her; this seems to have made progress, as he is the only one who can safely wake her. In the television series, Robin Ward is portrayed by Jess Salgueiro. I probably felt a bit guilty about Annie and ended up treating her a bit more responsibly as a result.".  He appears to have no powers, unlike his students. alone. He has a hatred of superheroes due to the threat they pose to the world. The Boys used this to blackmail him into giving up information on Compound V. Blindspot is a superhero portrayed by Chris Mark. Homelander makes these remarks in friendly conversation and clearly feels no true repugnance toward Oh Father's molestations. He meets with Hughie, who reveals the existence of the V-bombs and threatens to use them if VA approaches any country in the world about weaponizing superheroes. During the September 11 attacks, Jack fled the scene with Mister Marathon upon realizing that Homelander's plan of action would worsen the situation. He was mortally wounded by the attack and killed by Mallory. His main power is that he is able to make his skin impenetrable using a secret word (which he claims he can say twice as fast as "Titty-Fuck"), which is eventually revealed to be "Carpo". This leads to him accidentally killing Hughie's girlfriend Robin in the series premiere and later murdering his girlfriend Popclaw after learning the Boys blackmailed her. But things go very ... To help Victoria Neuman make a case against Vought, Mallory and The Boys look to an unlikely source for answers. The Homelander's powers include heat vision, super strength, durability, flight, and enhanced vocal cords. He has greatly enhanced physical endurance, having survived being struck by the wing of a plane in mid-flight, although the collision's force did cave in his ribs and nearly puncture his lungs; after the incident, he required multiple medications to relieve the pain. Butcher is later confronted by Hughie on top of the Empire State building, and after a brief fight, they both fall onto a lower platform, whereupon Butcher breaks his neck, becoming paralyzed from the neck down. The Frenchman appears to be quite shy and caring until someone provokes him, to which he will attack or even kill in a gruesome manner, for example, battering three American businessmen in a coffee shop for calling him a "Goddamn surrender monkey" and a "fucking cheese-eater." In the television adaptation, Erin Moriarty plays Starlight. This changed the day he met his future wife, Becky Saunders. [volume & issue needed] In Issue #34, Vas is later called in as reinforcement in the fight against Stormfront, and expresses contempt for corporate-backed superheroes. Following this, Maeve conspires with the Deep to obtain proof that Homelander deliberately abandoned a crashing airliner to cover for his mistake so she can blackmail him. An as-yet-unnamed elderly man who, while not an official member of the Boys, works as their informant. He survives due to Vought-American medical treatment. When G-Style and G-Coast come to visit he suggests to Five-Oh that they can set a moral example by "showing some leadership"  while the rest of the team simply makes racist cracks. Some of the members of G-Coast coast are: Emellkay, Homefry, and 5x5.. Butcher and Mallory operated as a pair for several years, until an operation against a high-profile target (Web-Weaver, hinted at being the Boys' incarnation of Spider-Man), resulted in increased support in the team. Female is often seen playing with Terror or tickling his belly, Terror is seen lying in her room when she was injured by Stormfront apparently deeply depressed. After becoming assured that he wasn't, Butcher would deliberately break the relationship up by setting Hughie up to see footage of Starlight's "induction" into the Seven. Renouncing violence, he refuses to confront Pierre. In issue #54 it is revealed that Blarney Cock is the son of Queen Maeve and The Legend. Fantastico are a group of four heroes that appear on the cover of Herogasm #3. Despite his distaste with the antics he's observed while a member of the Boys, he has developed a pair of close relationships within the community. In reality, Stormfront originally came to the United States from Nazi Germany in 1938 with Jonah Vogelbaum as the only product of the Third Reich's V-Program. In season two, Doppelganger meets with Homelander and uses his powers to fulfill the latter's unique sexual fantasies before Homelander kills him. The team is based in Cleveland, and live in "Star Tower". Starlight finds out about the latter and uses it to blackmail Gecko into procuring Compound V for her. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence. And if you are interested in reading the Graphic Novels they are available on Comixology which you can log on to through your Amazon Prime account. THE BOYS is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. Team members consist of: Auntie Sis, Ladyfold, Stool Shadow, Kid Camo, Klanker, Black Hole, and Bobbie Badoing. Like The Deep, Jack is also irritated by his lower royalties compared to "the Big Three.". Before Mother's Milk can land a decisive blow, Butcher pulls out a grenade and stuffs it into Mother's Milk's mouth as it explodes. Mallory set up Vogelbaum to be kidnapped by Vought's rival so he could kill the man, only to find himself unable to; instead, he brought him into the CIA – the scientist's knowledge causing Burnham, then-director, to recognize VA as a threat – and had him make V for them (while ensuring he'd deliberately make V expensive so the CIA couldn't create a superhuman program). In the television adaptation, Chace Crawford plays The Deep. The Seven action figures are fighting crime Seven-style! While he promotes Christianity and denounces homosexuality, Ezekiel displays a closeted gay personality. When his sense of smell is first shown in the Glorious 5 Year Plan arc, a confused Hughie asks why Terror isn't sniffing around. In 1950, Vought created a second version called "Crimefighters Incorporated" and used them as stepping stones for future superheroes like the Homelander. The three standard sex symbols are the male symbol ♂ and the female symbol ♀, and the hybrid symbol ×.They were first used to denote the effective sex of plants (i.e. Starring: Homelander, Queen Maeve, Black Noir, The Deep, A-Train, Starlight, Tara Reid, Billy Zane. An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. She despises Butcher and vice versa, though is sexually involved with him. Starlight is forced to make an impossible choice. The Boys later came across the grisly scene. Europo is a purple-skinned, demonic and slightly goofy character with powers of teleportation and enhanced strength. When Eagle the Archer brought the Deep into the Church, Alastair worked to repair the latter's image by persuading Vought to let him help hunt down a Supe terrorist before making him a spokesperson for the Church. , Ennis has said that Hughie has a "total inability to learn from his mistakes and change his ways [which] will eventually stand him in good stead... No doubt Hughie's tendency to mope and turn inwards is a source of frustration to many readers, all used to comic heroes who learn from experience and develop into fully-rounded characters ready to handle anything. Tune in to The Marcy Hour on VSN so you don't miss out on incredible offers and exclusive deals on your favorite Vought merchandise! The team G-Style consists of King Helmet, The Reptilian, Born Free, and Pit Stop. then gets a call from his daughter. In the television series, the living Stan Edgar is portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Meanwhile, Homelander and Stormfront ... Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men. The unit was reformed a few years later – indicated in #1 to be soon after the 2004 Presidential election – and have carried on where they left off. In the series, Madelyn is shown to be a single mother to her infant son Teddy, the Senior Vice President of Hero Management, and in a relationship with Homelander. Questions answered! (2019– ). In issue #9, Butcher informs Tek Knight that six years ago Eagle the Archer "got coked off his tits" and beat his girlfriend into a coma. Homelander tells him that he "must do something about this addiction to sidekicks. On another occasion, Butcher told Hughie one reason he recruited him was he'd "always wanted a little brother" (#6), keeping it quiet that he already had one (#55). However, when the tape reaches the Seven's plan to hire Starlight so they can degrade her, Hughie finally snaps and kicks A-Train's head off.. Following the 9/11 attacks, he let himself be steered into blackmailing the Seven and this got his granddaughters murdered by the Lamplighter. Butcher broke her neck for attacking his dog Terror in issue #32. His big, pretty dives are legendary. Mind Droid is a member of Payback. In other words, Hughie's bizarre triumph is that he remains Hughie.". THE BOYS is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. Stillwell offers medical care to a wounded Frenchman and tries to make a deal with Billy Butcher, asking the Boys to take a backseat role while they tried to clean up their "own shit"; Butcher refuses. However, Stormfront is critically injured by Homelander's son Ryan, and Homelander is blackmailed by Maeve into letting the boy go and leaving her alone. Cold-Snap appears well liked by most of his teammates, even Critter  who otherwise seems to hate and loathe everyone else. He appears to be only clever enough to be politically useful, learning his speeches phonetically and unable to perform everyday tasks without assistance. has noted that Butcher never brings this up, instead leaving it hanging over M.M. From women’s changing rooms to sorority house showers, Translucent loves using his invisibility to lurk where he shouldn’t. A family of former child heroes, now grown apart, must reunite to continue to protect the world. Hughie openly pities them, while also being disgusted and disturbed by their odd pastimes. M.M. The series primarily focuses on two groups: the titular Boys, vigilantes looking to keep the corrupted heroes under control, and the Seven, Vought International's premier superhero team. Upon the news that Raynor intends to seek public office, she names Kessler to be her successor as the Director of the CIA. They are killed by the Boys after Hughie's cover is blown, except for Dime-Bag, who ends up getting interrogated before he is killed by Europo. Kessler would have his revenge, as later during a political rally, he embarrassed Rayner using audio taken from one of her many sexual encounters with Butcher, as well as chartering a small plane with the banner "Rayner is a whore" conducting a fly by. They are, in short, a million miles from the scumbag supes we've seen up 'til now.". [volume & issue needed], Genuinely altruistic by nature, Vas is on friendly terms with the Boys, bonding with Hughie especially and is so far the only likable superhero that the Boys know of. ", Oh Father is an African-American superhero and preacher in a mega-church, first introduced in Issue #45. He seems to possess some telepathic abilities, as well as flight. Apparently involved in an open relationship with Crimson Countess. While she is fired in season one following Starlight publicly commenting on her sexual assault by The Deep, Homelander has her rehired in season two as the new Senior Vice President of Hero Management so he can use her to spy on Stan Edgar. Stillwell is a high-functioning sociopath and is practically the embodiment of VA, aiming to make a profit at the expense of others, suffering no remorse for any action. Her real name was revealed to be Grace Wilhelm.. It was revealed that Stormfront destroyed the levees and caused widespread flooding in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, aiming to ethnically cleanse the city and to free up valuable real estate for VA. In contrast to the real world, the events of 9/11 saw the World Trade Center saved but the Brooklyn Bridge destroyed and America invaded Pakistan in response, with Afghanistan being severely hit by "collateral damage" (deliberately). There's excellent humor, but it's wry and situational. Most of the heroes shown in the series are also utterly incompetent, as they were not trained in counter-terrorism, Urban warfare tactics, police procedure, or rescue operations so as to avoid the wrath of the police and military whom they would effectively replace. Shaefer is unable to prove that Vought-American are up to something, but keeps a close watch on Vought infiltration of the Secret Service; officially, the fourth plane was also shot down but too late. Whatever lies behind Black Noir’s mask is a complete mystery – which only makes him more terrifying. An elderly man in his nineties (Compound V has retarded his aging), he was an Ivy League graduate and a captain in World War II when his platoon was chosen as the test run for "supes" in combat. , Darick Robertson acknowledged the parody, but made it clear that this is not the DC universe: "I didn’t have any problem parodying them, because what I saw very clearly is how the Homelander isn't Superman, how Queen Maeve isn't Wonder Woman. He was present at Herogasm along with the rest of the superhero community. Is apparently in a relationship with The Divine. Vogelbaum saw Stormfront as a danger due to his deep belief in Nazi ideology, and recommended that Vought-American destroy him. As a result, Mallory feels that the original concept for the team has gone awry, and would never have created the unit as it currently stands. Butcher kills him with a pickaxe in issue #33. His spoken French uses incorrect phrasing, though whether this is an intentional plot point is not yet known. Aside from his loyalty and apparent leadership, he is depicted as stoic and rather curt with people. The Deep is actually a man in a diving suit. Its first product for the military was a fighter plane that was rushed into production to replace the P-51 Mustang; it was discovered that a fatal design flaw killed more Allied pilots than it did the enemy. After expressing a wish to commit suicide to spare himself Homelander's histrionics, Homelander tells him to keep watching and leaves. His real name is Weezer. #55 showed that he apparently got pleasure from brutally murdering Vogelbaum, possibly even eating part of him. The Female also seems to be very fond of animals, as she freed Jamie the hamster out of his wrapping after he emerged from the Blarney Cock's anus and would subsequently take care of him during Hughie's hiatus from the team (resulting in him becoming morbidly obese), ostensibly as a deterrent to being subjected to the same treatment again. Butcher goes to Doc Peculiar's and takes Jack from Jupiter by surprise and brutally stabs him with a butcher knife over and over while repeatedly asked him why he killed Terror. The Frenchman also possesses an incredibly strong sense of smell. The Boys is based on a comic novel series.The show is an intriguing idea that furthers the conversation mentioned in other superhero entertainment stories like Batman vs. Superman and The Avengers. What is known is that Butcher had a folder on the Frenchman's membership in the French Foreign Legion; that, along with his characteristically British usage of the words "mum" and "wanker" and his hometown's name literally meaning "French-English," would suggest a British origin. The group with whom Hughie went undercover as "Bagpipe". After she accidentally kills her landlord, the Boys blackmail her into spying on the Seven for them, leading to A-Train murdering her. Ezekiel is an elastic Christian superhero portrayed by Shaun Benson. Silent, stealthy, and enigmatic, Black Noir is The Seven’s superpowered ninja. Wow, so good, the characters, the setting, and oh boy the dark humor. Despite possessing the ability to fly, Tek Knight also makes use of several vehicles and operates out of a cave based headquarters. The Legend has stated that every United States government since Gerald Ford's administration (along with two-thirds of Congress) have been owned to some extent by the military-industrial complex, who are desperate to keep Vought-American's superhumans out of national defense contracts for fear of being unable to compete. He is also possessive, paranoid, vindictive, insensitive, reckless with his powers, and incapable of accepting the possibility of any flaw in his person or decision-making. Super-Duper are a group of low-powered (and in some cases, mentally challenged) teens who function more as a support group for the disabled living in a group home than as the sort of sadistic revelers comprising the rest of the Vought-American "heroes." To which Butcher replies "Frenchie has the better nose for it." She knocked him cold and was about to report him when Butcher stepped in. Tek Knight's career would end after a murder of a young gay man that was being investigated by the Boys coincided with the growth of a brain tumor "the size of a fist", which caused an overpowering desire to have sex with anything. After the Homelander's coup is crushed, Bradley appears before Congress, and spends a great deal of time with Stillwell. Terror seems to be liked by all The Boys, most notably Hughie and Female. He also freely admits in #40 that Vought-American are gambling that Homelander will be controllable until they've won, and if he's not they can only "try not to be there at the time".
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