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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The Boys is a series by Garth Ennis, with art by Darick Robertson and others. It concerns a CIA-sponsored team of Empowered Badass Normals which monitors, polices and (often) terminates corrupt superhumans. Gritty, violent, and darkly humorous, the series frequently veers into Author Tract territory regarding its gleeful depiction of the majority of costumed supers as sociopaths, narcissists, perverts and child molesters, while dropping some anvils on a lot of ugly tropes that have been plaguing superhero comics. Much like Watchmen by Alan Moore, this series is a Deconstructor Fleet. However, instead of attacking the mythos of the superhero, it goes after the sleazy corporate underbelly that grew up around it.As with Preacher, a few different limited series have been published. Herogasm is, for whatever reason, a six-issue limited series that's essentially an extra arc in the main plot, as Butcher's squad investigates the superheroes' annual island getaway. Highland Laddie follows Hughie during his absence from the main book, as he returns to his foster parents' home in Scotland. Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker is a six-issue miniseries featuring Butcher, reminiscing about his life after returning to England for his father's funeral.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); }) The team consists of: Billy Butcher: The Leader. Mother's Milk: The Team Dad who's holding everything together. The Female (of the Species): Despite being the only female, more of The Big Guy than The Chick. She is however Ax-Crazy. The Frenchman: The other Big Guy, also Ax-Crazy. Wee Hughie: The Naïve Newcomer.Now has a character page that needs Wiki Magic.In 2016, four years after the series's conclusion, it was announced that the comic would be adapted into a TV show on Cinemax. Eventually, it was announced that the TV adaptation would instead be aired on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, under Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the same production duo as the Preacher TV series. The first teaser trailer was shown at New York Comic-Con.See The Boys (2019) for tropes related to the adaptation.A sequel series set 12 years after original comic titled The Boys: Dear Becky began June 3, 2020.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })
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Hotter and Sexier
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Hotter and Sexier: In-universe, this is coupled with a Darker and Edgier retool of Vought's existing superheroes, mainly trying to convince Starlight to go along with Rape as Backstory, wear a slingshot bikini for a costume, and get breast implants (never mind that she already has the Most Common Superpower).
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Fall Guy
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Bradley, when she realizes Stillwell set her up as the Fall Guy. She even rips out her hair.
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Applied Phlebotinum
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Applied Phlebotinum: Compound V, the substance that Vought-American and the CIA use to create superhumans.
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Comic-Book Fantasy Casting
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Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Wee Hughie is obviously Simon Pegg, of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fame, with a Scottish accent. It was done with his consent, and he wrote the foreword to the first trade. Pegg was told that "the part is his if he wants it," in the Film of the Book, although Pegg himself expressed concern that he was too old to play it at this point. Once it was adapted for (web) TV over a decade later, Pegg was cast as Hughie's father.
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No Celebrities Were Harmed
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No Celebrities Were Harmed: The Legend is a rather sleazy, yet somehow likable, take on Stan Lee.
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Rape as Drama
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Starlight's reaction to the aforementioned "bikini" costume can be seen as a shot at quite a few Rape as Drama plots in mainstream comics in the 2000's, particularly Identity Crisis (the storyline, we were told, that involved DC editor Dan DiDio’s decree that "we need a rape") and Kevin Smith's "The Evil That Men Do."
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Instantly Proven Wrong
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Instantly Proven Wrong: Just about every single attempt at VA(C) pushing their product ends up this way. New carrier plane for the Pacific theater? Suddenly the Japanese aren't retreating as fast. Proving superheroes are the future of war? Decimated, along with their handler, by the Germans they'd accidentally lured back to the unprepared Americans. A revolutionary assault rifle? The first 1000 troops it was issued to were found decapitated, their heads stuck on the worthless rifles. Prove that the supers can easily outperform a professional army? Everybody aboard the flight dies when the supes botch the rescue. The plane even ends up destroying the Brooklyn Bridge instead of the WTC — less densely populated but much more damaging to the city itself both economically and psychologically.
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Madness Mantra
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Madness Mantra: Butcher, at the end of The Big Ride arc, repeatedly asking Jack From Jupiter "Why'd you kill me dog, Jack?" each time he stabs him. Made all the more terrifying by the fact that he says it in a quiet, level tone, never raising his voice once.
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Darker and Edgier: Takes this to extreme levels, so the world looks no more "realistic" than any four-color comics (it includes things like massive corporate conspiracy that allows a bunch of incredibly perverted and sociopathic people to successfully pass for The Capes since 1950s, for starters), it is just on the very opposite end of Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism. In-Universe, partway through the series, Vought-American decides to give their teams a Darker And Edgier retool, with a side-order of Hotter and Sexier, including redesigning the costumes of The Seven and making alterations to their backstories. Starlight flatout refuses when she's told they plan to give her Rape as Backstory and her new costume will be basically a slingshot bikini.
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Crashing Through the Harem: Wee Hughie and Vas "Love Sausage" Vorishikin are running after the mooks, a chase that leads them through a strip club. As Vas is in his spandex superhero outfit, he is stopped dead in his tracks. "Big titties are my kryptonite" indeed.
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Psychic Radar: Member of the super team Payback, Mindroid, can use his telepathy to detect the presence of another person in an area at least the size of a building. He can't precisely define an exact location, only whether or not someone's in the room or not and what their surface thoughts are.
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Boisterous Bruiser: Vas Vorishikin, aka "The Love Sausage", a former Russian superhero who is so unbelievably pleasant that even Billy Butcher likes him. Hughie also enjoys his honest virtue and friendliness, and is the only one who will drink Vas' brake fluid-derived alcohol.
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Evil vs. Evil
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Evil vs. Evil: Vought's Red River mercenaries versus the G Men. And later, The Homelander versus Black Noir.
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Some supers don't have them, leading to a kid Hulking Out wrong (MM's little brother's head swelled up while he was wearing a football helmet, killing him), or a girl with Eye Beams whose eyes melted out of her head...
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Calvinball: The Frenchman and The Female like to play Monopoly. On a Clue board. Reverse-strip Monopoly on a Clue board.
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"It" Is Dehumanizing: Butcher's diary shows he thinks of supers this way (in this case, a ten-year old kid well on the way to Homelander levels of evil.
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Poisonous Friend: Billy Butcher to Hughie as of issue #46, in one of the scummiest ways possible.
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The Worf Effect: Stormfront bigtime. Despite several references to him being second only to the Homelander, he loses an eye to the Female, whom he fails to kill, and then has his testicles crushed by Mother's Milk, which causes him to abandon his team in a fight. He retreats again when Butcher blows glass in his other eye, leaving the rest of Payback to die at Butcher's hands. He still inflicts enough injuries that The Boys become worried enough to call The Love Sausage in from Russia to help stomp him to death. Meanwhile, Black Noir was explicitly designed to be superior to the Homelander so that he could take him down if Vought needed him to. In the end, after he is severely weakened by his offscreen fight with the Homelander, the military cuts him down with DU ammo before Butcher pries the top of his skull off with a crowbar. Then again, he'd already served his purpose in killing the Homelander, the very reason for which he had been created.
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Title Drop: Turns out Butcher chose the team's name. Mallory still feels strange about that.
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The Sociopath
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The Sociopath: Most of the superheroes, when they're not performing for the media. Taken Up to Eleven by the Homelander and even more so by Black Noir, who commit staggeringly nasty acts of violence purely For the Evulz. Butcher ultimately becomes one, despite his affable façade.
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You Meddling Kids
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You Meddling Kids: Now in Highlands English.
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The Chick
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The Chick: Wee Hughie. He fits this role much better than the actual woman in the group.
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The Ghost
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The Ghost: Mallory. Until he first shows up, in disguise, during the Highland Laddie arc.
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Motivational Lie: Near the very end of the series, Butcher is trying to get Hughie to perform a Mercy Kill on him, and Hughie can't, both for psychological reasons and because Hughie is badly injured himself. Then Butcher tells Hughie that Butcher killed Hughie's parents, complete with details about their house that back up that Butcher had been there. Suddenly Hughie doesn't have a problem offing Butcher. A frantic Hughie then calls his parents, who tell him how nice his boss was when Butcher apparently visited them Off Panel.
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Reality Ensues
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Reality Ensues: All over the place, as the series is very much a Deconstruction of the idea of silver-age superheroes in the modern world; The events of September the 11th, 2001 show exactly what would happen if a Justice League-esque super team tried to stop a mid-air plane hijacking (see Didn't Think This Through above.) In Issue 65 swarms of powerful but inexperienced superheroes are gunned down en masse by the US military, who were warned of their coup in advance and are outfitted with depleted uranium ammunition. Considering that a 30mm DU round is capable of penetrating a good three inches or 76mm of RHA steel (for reference, 30mm RHA or above all-around is enough to render an armored vehicle more or less Immune to Bullets [at least small arms], which only a minority of supers are to begin with), that every A-10 and M2 Bradley puts out dozens of these rounds per second, and that the military also had anti-tank guided missiles capable of piercing several feet worth of RHA, this is completely unsurprising. Particularly notable is that most of the heroes are killed by airstrikes or artillery that they never had any chance to retaliate against due to them either having just their fists or a short-ranged attack (e.g. Eye Beams, Hand Blast, Playing with Fire, An Ice Person), with a She-Hulk expy even despairing that the Air Force wouldn't "come down and face us, cowards!". Again, not surprising in an era where unmanned drones regularly target individual insurgents with missiles from miles away. The superhero business in general. Why go out and fight crime for real when you can sit back and collect residuals on all of the comic books, TV shows, and merchandise with your face on it? Played for laughs with Vas' Gag Penis. As stated above, when he gets aroused, he is incapacitated due to the amount of blood being sent.
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Cruel and Unusual Death
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Cruel and Unusual Death: So many. Butcher slowly gutting Jack from Jupiter with a cleaver, President Schaefer getting his face eaten by a rabid wolverine, any of Frenchie and the Female's many kills, and of course, the incredibly horrific things that Black Noir does to an ordinary family while pretending to be the Homelander...
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Stripperiffic
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Stripperiffic: Starlight's costume becomes progressively skimpier as the series goes on, though not by her own choice. She finally finds the courage to say "no" when they attempt to dress her in what is effectively a slingshot bikini.
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The Hedonist
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Almost any notable super: Completely no-holds-barred hedonistic promiscuity, usually either with prostitutes, each other, or just about anything else with a pulse, consent not always a given. To a certain degree averted with Tek-Knight, who compulsively has sex with or tries to have sex with men, animals or even inanimate objects, but his behavior turns out to be caused by a massive brain tumor.
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Crapsack World
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Crapsack World: Nearly all of the "heroes" are assholes, America is almost completely run by corrupt corporation that can get away with selling faulty military hardware time and again among other worse things, the protagonists are nearly as bad as the "heroes" and just about everyone else is portrayed as a colossal Jerkass if not worse.
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Muggles Do It Better: A central point of the series. When the faecal matter hits the cooling device, undisciplined, untrained superheroes prove to be no match whatsoever for the military, both in the present and when Vought first sought to use them in the Second World War.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2207b002
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Ambiguously Brown
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2207b002
comment
Ambiguously Brown: A-Train. His complexion is noticeably darker than Hughie (a Scot), Billy (English), or The Frenchman (guess), but not as dark as any of the characters who are definitely intended to be black, and his hair is brown rather than black. Possibly he's supposed to be Latino, but maybe he just spends a lot of time working on his tan. (In the TV series, they just went ahead and cast a black actor for the role.)
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2207b002
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_23a633a8
type
Parental Fashion Veto
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_23a633a8
comment
Parental Fashion Veto: * During the The Name Of The Game opening arc, Butcher has a meeting with Mother's Milk. MM objects strongly to the outfit his daughter's wearing. She ignores him and Butcher chews her out over disrespecting her father, terrifying the two 'gangstas' she was hanging out with in the process.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_23a633a8
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_24321e44
type
Only Sane Man
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_24321e44
comment
Only Sane Man: Mother's Milk, at least before Wee Hughie's arrival. Butcher describes him as the "talented noncom" he needs to keep the Ax-Crazy Frenchie and Female in line while still doing his job. Hughie takes over the role as Naieve Newcomer, who needs things explained to him (and thus the audience) and shying away from the darker and more violent actions The Boys get up to, wanting to find better solutions if they are available. (They aren't).
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_24321e44
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_24f4c82a
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Semper Fi
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_24f4c82a
comment
Semper Fi: The Marines are the ones who shoot down the supers in the White House. Billy himself was in the Royal Marines, and quickly corrects a comrade who refers to the Marine contingent as "the army."
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_24f4c82a
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_25b5600
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Captain Ersatz
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_25b5600
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Captain Ersatz: Most superheroes are obviously based on ones from other companies. Special mention goes to The Legend, who isn't a superhero, but rather a hornrimmed glasses wearing, mustachioed comics publisher emeritus who is prone to bombastic statements.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_25b5600
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_25dc6ef5
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Apathetic Citizens
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_25dc6ef5
comment
Apathetic Citizens: The East Enders' lack of reaction towards Billy’s mother collapsing on the sidewalk (due to his father's beatings) prompts him to think the Luftwaffe missed a few spots.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_27725a69
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Nice Character, Mean Actor
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_27725a69
comment
Nice Character, Mean Actor: This is the case with most of the Superheroes, but is especially prominent with Swingwing (a homophobe who's contractually required to encourage gays to come out, and murders one who confessed his love for him) and the Homelander.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_27d19c47
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Landmarking the Hidden Base
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_27d19c47
comment
Landmarking the Hidden Base: The Boys, a CIA hit squad, operate out of the Flatiron Building in Manhattan.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_27d19c47
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2a035a26
type
Allohistorical Allusion
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2a035a26
comment
Allohistorical Allusion: The fictional M-20 rifle (See Incompetence, Inc. and Take That! below) is drawn as the SA80, a British assault rifle with a reputation every bit as awful but very, very real.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2a035a26
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2a321a1f
type
A Date with Rosie Palms
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2a321a1f
comment
Except that one time she laughed at the notion that Hughie stealing Queen Maeve's file from Doc Peculiar's place in the hopes of scoring some wank material, may have helped them solve a major roadblock in their mission against the supes. Everyone else was as disturbed as you'd think by this.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2af160ab
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TakeThatMe
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2af160ab
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Take That Me: In a flashback, the Legend gets a call from a Mr. Garth Ennis... and tells him to fuck off.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2b5ea43c
type
Bland-Name Product
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2b5ea43c
comment
Bland-Name Product: All of the Boys' computers have a stylized bitten pear for a logo.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2b5ea43c
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2bdfcf74
type
OffscreenVillainDarkMatter
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2bdfcf74
comment
Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Averted. Though VA is a huge corporation and makes mountains of money off the supers, they're extremely expensive to make and maintain (a few milliliters of refined Compound V costs several million dollars). Zig-Zagged in that they haven't purposefully made any supers with it since they lost Vogelbaum, instead recruiting the results of accidental exposures. The stuff Butcher pumps into Hughie's neck as the series begins was actually made by the CIA, who abducted Vogelbaum after faking his death, and part of their orders to him was to make Compound V too prohibitively expensive to use.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2bdfcf74
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2c12473
type
Famous Last Words
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2c12473
comment
Famous Last Words: "YOU FUCKING FUCKING FUCK YOU FUCKED MY LIFE!" - Homelander "Why the fuck you gotta do this? Why you gotta be the way you are?! You think I fucking want this shit, goddammit?!" – Mother's Milk "Je t'aime. From the first." – Frenchienote  to the Female "Nice one, mate." – Butcher.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2c1f1138
type
He Who Fights Monsters
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2c1f1138
comment
He Who Fights Monsters: Billy Butcher. The Reveal shows that he was already past this point by the time of the Little Nina incident. He comes up with a plan to kill everyone with compound V in their system, which would include all of The Boys as well as countless innocents, becoming the Big Bad, and also the Hero Killer by personally killing Mother's Milk, as well as setting up a bomb to take out The Frenchman and the Female.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2cbaa888
type
Empty Shell
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2cbaa888
comment
Empty Shell: Maeve appears to be this, despite actually being The Mole. Eventually, she starts to care enough to heed Starlight's plea to abandon the Seven on the eve of Homelander's coup.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2cbaa888
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2d4fa515
type
Ax-Crazy
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2d4fa515
comment
Also, don't mess with Terror, since that's when Billy goes all out.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2d4fa515
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2dba7575
type
Wacky Fratboy Hijinx
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2dba7575
comment
Hugie infiltrates the G-Men on St Patrick's day, they ask him if it's celebrated the same back in Ireland, and no-one even understands what he's talking about when he insists he's actually Scottish.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2dbbe772
type
Propaganda Hero
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2dbbe772
comment
Propaganda Hero: The superheroes are all created by a serum that is dispensed by a Mega-Corp that desperately wants to turn said superheroes into human weapons so they can get all the money and power that comes from being a part of US defense spending. Having failed to do that so far, they settle for peddling lame, Silver Age style stories that people eat up and make them imagine the heroes are saving the world on a daily basis. Of particular note is the Captain America Captain Ersatz, who is a Dirty Coward whose WWII heroism was faked and pure propaganda. (Which is pretty meta, considering Captain America is pretty much the poster boy for this trope.)
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2dd7a113
type
French Jerk
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2dd7a113
comment
French Jerk: Averted. The Frenchman is probably the warmest, friendliest, most genial guy in the entire series. Of course, he's also a homicidal maniac, but that just makes it even more remarkable how affable he is.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2e206837
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Bed Trick
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2e206837
comment
Bed Trick: One of the clues that Homelander and Black Noir are clones is that they can pass for each other when banging Maeve. Malchemical was kicked out of Team Titanic for impersonating the leader to sleep with his girlfriend.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2e8441c9
type
The Bad Guy Wins
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2e8441c9
comment
Some might say The Bad Guy Wins as Vought-American Consolidated throws most of the blame on Jessica Bradley and gets away scott free as "American Consolidated", but it was All for Nothing as superheroes have been thoroughly outed as pointless and/or amoral, and AC's first attempt at changing that image is not promising; "The True", a dysfunctional new superteam (one of which is "plainly The Deep") clad in charming KKK white. Stillwell is implied to have a Villainous Breakdown - his first expression of emotion in the entire series - when he realizes that he's been left with the worse of all mercantile outcomes: bad product. Hughie also has a threat hanging over his head that should Vought-American try to get anywhere near a country's defense industry again, he (or anyone with the right signal) will activate a plastic explosive kill-switch in the heads of 260 of the company's top executives, including Stillwell.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2ed5e99d
type
Depraved Bisexual
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2ed5e99d
comment
Depraved Bisexual: Just about all of the assorted G teams, thanks to Godolkin himself being one, and a child molester on top. His abuse of his "children" has so skewed their senses of behavior that they're pretty much all this, and sometimes participate when Godolkin gets a new batch of kids in his house.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2f36d97
type
Older Than They Look
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2f36d97
comment
Older Than They Look: Specifically invoked for Stormfront, Mallory and Vogelbaum, and suggested for everyone else, due to the effects of Compound V making them age slowly - in appearance.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2f36d97
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2f72ded5
type
Husky Russkie
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_2f72ded5
comment
Vas is the gigantic, boisterous, hard-drinking nostalgic-for-communism Russian.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_30ed4f7d
type
Sleazy Politician
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_30ed4f7d
comment
Ennis seems to despise the Bush family in general. Prescott Bush is a Sleazy Politician who dies because he ignores the objections and military procedure of those who know what they're doing in favor of following orders from the corporation who bought him, George H. W. Bush is less competent than his own vice-president and only gets to be president because he served his time and it was his turn, and George W. Bush, (as has been mentioned a few times on this page) accidentally cut his head off while playing with a chainsaw before ever gaining national recognition.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_3122e918
type
Genocide from the Inside
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_3122e918
comment
Genocide from the Inside: This is Butcher's ultimate plan, to wipe out everyone who has ever been exposed to Compound V. The fact that he and all of his closest friends are among those people and it would mean destroying a big chunk of the world's population due to how ubiquitous the stuff has become doesn't stop him from moving forward with his plan.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_32e9f9b4
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Anything That Moves
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_32e9f9b4
comment
Anything That Moves: Tek Knight. He has sex with a male telepathic android, a cup of hot coffee, his Jarvis-Expy butler's ear, a watermelon, and (presumably) his Nightwing-expy's mouth. It turns out this is because of a fist-sized brain tumor. Then again, many of the other supers have sex with anyone or anything and they don't have tumors. Terror, should his beloved Billy command it.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_330a3b9c
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Differently Powered Individual
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_330a3b9c
comment
Differently Powered Individual: Superheroes are called "supes".
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_337b9528
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The Worf Barrage
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_337b9528
comment
The Worf Barrage: Half a dozen tanks, thirty miniguns, all of them firing depleted uranium rounds of the highest calibre. That's the unholy shit unloaded on Black Noir ALONE while already having half of his limbs burned, half of his head snatched away and all his guts hanging out as a result for killing Homelander. And he still manages to survive that (although he comes out of it crippled to such a point that the mere fact of him still standing up could fit in the Artistic Licence - Biology trope.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_34dcfc96
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KickTheDog
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_34dcfc96
comment
Kick the Dog: After an failed attempt to engineer a confrontation between the Seven and the Boys, one of the Seven kills Terror. As the Boys were investigating Jack From Jupiter at the time, Butcher has one of his periodic psychotic episodes and guts him with a carving knife. However, a Meaningful Look in the previous issue implies that Homelander was responsible.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_34f8042a
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Gratuitous French
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_34f8042a
comment
Gratuitous French, Gratuitous German: The Frenchman and Stormfront, respectively.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_34f8ef33
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Mass Super-Empowering Event
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_34f8ef33
comment
Mass Super-Empowering Event: Averted. While all supers got their powers from the same source (a drug called Compound V), they did so at different times over the past fifty years.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_34f8ef33
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_35a858b3
type
Cluster F-Bomb
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_35a858b3
comment
"YOU FUCKING FUCKING FUCK YOU FUCKED MY LIFE!" - Homelander
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_38291355
type
Does Not Know His Own Strength
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_38291355
comment
Does Not Know His Own Strength: Wee Hughie didn't expect to be able to punch a hole through the stomach of a super, as evidenced when he accidentally killed Blarney Cock. Earlier, he expresses his fear of ripping off his own penis the next time he jacks off.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_38d12399
type
Teens Are Monsters
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_38d12399
comment
Teens Are Monsters: Teenage Kix, the first superhero team the Boys go after, are a bunch of self-centered hedonistic little monsters who steal meds from a children's hospital. As Butcher put it, taking them out isn't exactly equivalent to wiping their ass on the American flag.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_38d12399
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_38f1a7ed
type
Defector from Decadence
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_38f1a7ed
comment
Defector from Decadence: Starlight. Not surprising, considering what she has to put up with. This eventually happens with Queen Maeve towards the end of the series. We've mostly seen her as a martini-swilling background character, with a personal butler and, we're told, a penchant for bodybuilders. She's clearly post-traumatic after the events of September 11th, and turns out to be the Boys' mole in the Seven. Towards the end, she heeds Starlight's pleas, and decides to leave the Seven with her.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_3946634e
type
The Smart Guy
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_3946634e
comment
The Smart Guy: This role gets divided between Butcher and Mother's Milk.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_3946634e
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_39ed1c8a
type
Conspiracy Theorist
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_39ed1c8a
comment
Conspiracy Theorist: Hughie used to believe in aliens and the Illuminati, but has wised up to the real manipulators.
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The Boys (Comic Book) / int_39ed1c8a
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_3a4522df
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Pietà Plagiarism
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Some of Doc Peculiar's photographs are recreations of iconic comic images (with naked people circa 1910): Bruce Wayne looking at his parents, Batman holding Robin's corpse (or Superman holding Supergirl's corpse from Crisis #7; they're both Pietà Plagiarism poses), Superman throwing a car...
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Crisis Crossover
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Crisis Crossover: Parodied. The 'Herogasm' miniseries establishes that the superheroes routinely use 'crises' of this nature as a cover story for when they want to get out of the public eye in order to have an orgy. Early in the miniseries, Homelander lists a number of prior "crises", all of which are named after real-life comic book crisis events, including Final Fracas, Civil Dispute, Downcount and Covert Intrusion.
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Curb-Stomp Battle
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Curb-Stomp Battle: The final confrontation between superheroes and the military turns into this, as F-16s armed with missiles designed specifically to target supes devastate the flying heroes whilst A-10s sent against the ground-based heroes do what they do best, and do it extremely well. A much-weakened and disemboweled Black Noir, fresh from killing the Homelander, attracts a storm of firepower from the Marines outside the White House and still survives long enough for Butcher to finally pry open his skull with a crowbar, rip out his brain, and crush it in his fist. In Mallory's flashback to WW2, a German panzer brigade wipes out an unprepared US tank battalion, casually slaughtering the pathetically incompetent prototype supers who unwittingly led the Germans to the battalion in the first place.
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Broken Aesop
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Broken Aesop: The premise and Aesop of the series is that superheroes are useless to society and are ultimately "bad products". However, this is contradicted by the titular Boys, who work for the CIA and enhance their abilities with Compound V, the same product that created the Seven and the other superheroes. In other words, The Boys are superheroes in all but name; as a result, the premise becomes similar to a typical superhero story, albeit one where superheroes play the supervillain roles. This was acknowledged, and changed, by the showrunners of the TV adaptation as The Boys with the exception of the Female are all badass normals instead in the TV adaptation. At one point, the series criticizes the superhero industry's usage of Rape as Drama for its characters, which can be hard to take seriously when one considers that Butcher's primary plot is avenging his wife, who was raped by Homelander (actually Black Noir).
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Manipulative Bastard
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Manipulative Bastard: Billy Butcher. He is willing to say and do anything to draw Hughie into his personal crusade.
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Bittersweet Ending
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Bittersweet Ending: Hughie and Starlight live Happily Ever After, but Mother's Milk, Frenchman and the Female die at Butcher's hands. Although the final scene implies the Female and the Frenchman may have survived. Every major superhuman and team has been wiped out, their amoral escapades made public knowledge, and Butcher even gets his revenge on the superhuman who raped his wife, but he then attempts to kill every superhuman on the planet and as a result dies at Hughie's hands. Some might say The Bad Guy Wins as Vought-American Consolidated throws most of the blame on Jessica Bradley and gets away scott free as "American Consolidated", but it was All for Nothing as superheroes have been thoroughly outed as pointless and/or amoral, and AC's first attempt at changing that image is not promising; "The True", a dysfunctional new superteam (one of which is "plainly The Deep") clad in charming KKK white. Stillwell is implied to have a Villainous Breakdown - his first expression of emotion in the entire series - when he realizes that he's been left with the worse of all mercantile outcomes: bad product. Hughie also has a threat hanging over his head that should Vought-American try to get anywhere near a country's defense industry again, he (or anyone with the right signal) will activate a plastic explosive kill-switch in the heads of 260 of the company's top executives, including Stillwell.
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FilmOfTheBook
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Pegg was told that "the part is his if he wants it," in the Film of the Book, although Pegg himself expressed concern that he was too old to play it at this point. Once it was adapted for (web) TV over a decade later, Pegg was cast as Hughie's father.
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HappilyEverAfter
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Hughie and Starlight live Happily Ever After, but Mother's Milk, Frenchman and the Female die at Butcher's hands. Although the final scene implies the Female and the Frenchman may have survived.
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Cold-Blooded Torture
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Cold-Blooded Torture: Butcher with Soldier Boy and Jack from Jupiter, although the latter was more about revenge than getting information.
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Bear Hug
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Bear Hug: Soviet superhero Love Sausage bear-hugs Billy Butcher (in a friendly fashion) when they first meet.
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Adult Fear
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Adult Fear: The idea of the people who are supposed to protect you trying to harm and/or kill you instead.
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Eats Babies
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Eats Babies: The Homelander, albeit only in one particularly psychotic episode that had him doing horrific things to what looked like an entire family. Subverted. It wasn't him.
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Would Hurt a Child
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Would Hurt a Child: Butcher threatens Rayner's children if she double-crosses them. Later he claims he wouldn't have done it, but... Black Noir's eating children's hearts. In "Dear Becky", the 10-year-old Billy Batson equivalent (and a rapist) gets his tongue removed by Butcher.
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Break the Cutie
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Break the Cutie: The bulk of Starlight's subplot involves her going from an idealistic heroine called up to the big leagues to a disillusioned seer of the truth.
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Black Comedy Rape
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Black Comedy Rape: Billy's dog Terror is trained to violently sodomize small dogs and cats. Billy and Hughie see it as the funniest thing ever. Later, we get a double-dose of it when Monkey first gets his own dildo shoved up his arse after trying to use it on a far-from-helpless paralympian, and then gets buggered, mercifully off-screen, by Terror. The reason for Monkey's nickname is immortalized in a bronze bust that shows him getting his ears screwed by monkeys.
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Power Perversion Potential
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Power Perversion Potential: Pretty much every 'superhero' will use their gifts to get off in the strangest, most bizarre and sometime violent means. Sometimes it's shown on-panel, other times it's strongly implied.
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Urine Trouble
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Urine Trouble: Various characters piss themselves when faced with interrogation by the Boys. The "resurrected" superheroes are all apparently incontinent, too. At one point, the Female pisses on the ice cream of a boy who earlier stole her lollipop.
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Evil Stole My Faith
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Evil Stole My Faith: Annie, due to being raped by three of the Seven, going home to find her boyfriend having sex with a teammate, and seeing no repercussions on herself or the others.
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Wham Line
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Wham Line: "I think your tough old bastard war veteran's as much of an act as your kind-hearted English gentleman. I think you're a fake." "I know, I know. You're the best mate a cunt like me could ask for. I don't deserve to fucking know you. But I ain't got no mates." "I hate mean people." "Heeeeeeeehn heeeeehn. I did things!"
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Author Tract
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Author Tract: The comic could be called 'superheroes are all stupid.' As seen in issue 27, Garth Ennis doesn't think much of American St. Patrick's Day. His usual attitude towards religion shows up, with Annie losing her faith after being raped, the main religious hero being a pedophile, and the whole "Believe" event being a scam (as stated by Annie and the Homelander). One of the series' major recurring elements explores the all-consuming power of an amoral Mega-Corp that is willing to do absolutely anything in order to ensure the security of its bottom line. The opening of "Dear Becky" is essentially a long screed against how much crappier the world's gotten even without the supers around.
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Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition
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Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: Limited edition hardcover collections featuring full-scripts, artist sketchbooks, cover galleries and an introduction by Simon Pegg.
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Seinfeldian Conversation
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Him and Butcher then have a long Seinfeldian Conversation about "whatever-Americans" - "Americans" who, after having crossed entire oceans, decide to drag their old baggage with them from the Old Country rather than make a new start.
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The Big Guy
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The Big Guy: The Female and The Frenchman. They're almost exclusively portrayed as the muscle of the group.
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Body Horror
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Body Horror: Happens to those with incomplete control over their powers. Frankly, also describes the result of most of the violence seen in the series. Special mention must go to Black Noir after his fight with the Homelander: his superhuman body has suffered at least a dozen instantly-fatal-to-normals wounds and because he's a pinnacle superhuman HE'S STILL GOING. A seventeen-foot-long tapeworm also makes an appearance to a young Hughie. Some powers go very, very wrong, like the little girl holding her melted-out eyes in her hands.
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Spy Fiction
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Spy Fiction: Boring, but Practical Stale Beer all the way, and Discussed at that. Though they regularly pick through VA's computers, they don't have a Playful Hacker — they get in via an insider giving them the day's password. The Boys spend +90% of their time sitting in vans monitoring bugs, interviewing witnesses, or sitting at the office discussing what they learned from the bugs and the witnesses — and most of what they learn is sleazy blackmail material, not world-shattering secrets. Hell, the one time they hear such a secret( Homelander seemingly having a breakdown in which The Man in the Mirror Talks Back) they're so hasty to get to Butcher to share the information they miss the real secret; that he's actually having a comparatively rational Mirror Monologue... to psyche himself up for a planned coup of the United States. Butcher actually lampshades that they should have finished recording the conversation instead of running to him, and it takes them a while to get around to that due to complications.
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Rape as Backstory
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Rape as Backstory: An in-universe example, oddly enough. The Seven are having their image reworked into a Darker and Edgier mold, and the public relations people try to convince Starlight to go along with rape being a part of her back story and motivation for becoming a hero. 1) This wasn't true, and 2) Starlight has been sexually abused, by members of the Seven, including a forcible Attempted Rape. As a result she's not pleased and verbally chews out the PR guys.
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Book-Ends
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Book-Ends: The series begins and ends with Hughie and the woman he loves.
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Country Matters
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Country Matters: Butcher's favorite term for supes. And Vought personnel. And the Government. And most people, really.
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Scotireland
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Scotireland: Ennis is Irish, and at Dynamite has zero limitations on what he can write, so in #27, he goes absolutely bonkers in his Take Thats; Hugie infiltrates the G-Men on St Patrick's day, they ask him if it's celebrated the same back in Ireland, and no-one even understands what he's talking about when he insists he's actually Scottish. Butcher enters the story this issue blowing the froth off a pint of Guinness at "The Grassy Knoll", where the bartender Proinsias gives no fucks about throwing hatchets at plastic-bowler-hatted morons who wander in looking for green beer. Proinsias smirks about writing "FUCK OFF" in the beers of said morons who ask him to write a shamrock in the head - just as Hughie shows up complaining of "Green Hell" in the streets, and asks for "FUCK OFF" in his Guinness. Him and Butcher then have a long Seinfeldian Conversation about "whatever-Americans" - "Americans" who, after having crossed entire oceans, decide to drag their old baggage with them from the Old Country rather than make a new start.
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Super Serum
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Super Serum: Compound V, when it actually works. It's a Psycho Serum when it doesn't... The version of Compound V made for the US government by the original creator is more like a traditional super serum. It amps up the user's strength, endurance, stamina, and ability to recover by a factor of 50X and it works on the people it's used on 100% of the time. It's just super expensive. Mother's Milk has to periodically breastfeed from his mother in order to survive, hence the name.
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Reassigned to Antarctica
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Reassigned to Antarctica: The VA executive threatens to "transfer" his security guys to Tasmania when they start goofing off, reminding them that VA doesn't have an office there.
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BlackAndGreyMorality
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Black and Grey Morality: One one side, a band of self-acknowledged anti-heroes who spy, collect blackmail information, and beat (deserving) people into chunky salsa, including a little Asian girl who likes literally tearing people's faces off. On the other, one of the most frightingly amoral coporations in fiction and their sponsored "superheroes" who really only care about the money they make from their merchandising empires and enjoying the perks of being able to do whatever the fuck they want (including murder and rape) and get away with it, because they're accountable to absolutely no one. Except afforementioned band of face-tearing, salsa-making anti-heroes.
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Domestic Abuse
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Domestic Abuse: Billy's dad, to the point that Billy's mother needed a glass eye.
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Required Secondary Powers
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Required Secondary Powers: Some supers don't have them, leading to a kid Hulking Out wrong (MM's little brother's head swelled up while he was wearing a football helmet, killing him), or a girl with Eye Beams whose eyes melted out of her head... The Homelander couldn't just lift up the plane because he had nothing to push against. Like The Flash, A-Train has Super Speed. Unlike the Flash, he has little control over it, meaning he can't see where he's running (leading to Robin's death) or perform actions very fast (if he tried mucking out the Lamplighter's cell in superspeed, it'd only spread it around thinner).
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The Smurfette Principle
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The Smurfette Principle: Practically every superteam we see only has one woman — even the Boys only have the Female.
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Chocolate Baby
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Chocolate Baby: One cover has Queen Maeve in a hospital bed holding a black baby... and a very unhappy-looking Stormfront.
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Dissonant Serenity
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Dissonant Serenity: Stillwell, the Vought-American executive, terrifies people who could reduce him to a smear on the wall if they so felt like it because he is so unnaturally calm and untroubled by anything.
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Distracted from Death
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Distracted from Death: In the issue that shows Butcher's past as a Royal Marine, we see him and his squad charging a machine gun nest during the Falklands War. Butcher makes it into the nest and slaughters the Argentinians there, then triumphantly turns to celebrate with his mates, only to see that they all were mowed down charging the nest.
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The Lancer
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The Lancer: Mother's Milk.
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Bigger Is Better in Bed
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Bigger Is Better in Bed: This shouldn't be shocking for a man who goes by the moniker "The Love Sausage."
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Sanity Slippage
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After his Sanity Slippage, implying that the Homelander's actions are an attempt to impress people becomes this.
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Kids Are Cruel
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Kids Are Cruel: A flashback shows that upon seeing a dog stranded on a rock in the middle of a river, Hughie and pals proceed to throw stones at it. Fortunately, Hughie realizes what he's doing and rescues him.
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BadassNormal
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6411dac8
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Badass Normal: Though The Boys themselves only appear to be normal the Vought American troops play it straight, killing off a group of X-Men expies (all 60+ of them) in a matter of seconds using only present day weapons. Later, depleted-uranium ammo is able to tear through supers.
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Pedophile Priest
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Pedophile Priest: Oh Father, superhero with twelve under-age apostles.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_648fe274
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But for Me, It Was Tuesday
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But for Me, It Was Tuesday: The Homelander's reaction when Butcher confronts him in the Oval Office with the rape of his wife in Issue 65. Subverted. He doesn't remember because it wasn't him that did those things. That said, his overall reaction fits the trope anyway: he takes Billy's word that it happened, and assumes he doesn't remember because for him it was an average day.
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Wolverine Claws
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Wolverine Claws: Averted with Popclaw (the X-23 expy), an offhand comment says her single wrist-mounted blades were surgically implanted. The comic's version of Wolverine instead has his forearms replaced with hammers. Which he doesn't even get to use.
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Caught with Your Pants Down
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Caught with Your Pants Down: When visiting her old team, Young Americans, Annie walks in on her former partner, Drummer Boy, having sex with another member, Holy Mary. G-Wiz has a "porn room," a kind of private movie theater when they can watch porn and masturbate. Hugie, undercover with them, walks in on the entire team basically having a circle-jerk. They don't mind at all, and ask if he wants to join, with the same tone as if asking if he'd like to share some popcorn and a not-porn movie. This is an early sign that their standards of acceptable social behavior have been seriously skewed by Godolkin's sexual abuse.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_659ef759
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Implacable Man
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Surprisingly, Butcher is this to the protagonists Ennis usually wrote. Turns out, an Implacable Man who is driven solely by one goal is absolutely not right in the head. In fact, he's a total psychopath. And as soon as that goal is achieved, that man's next goal is more monstrous than the last to the point that he can't be considered anything remotely close to a hero anymore.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6651bba7
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Bio-Augmentation
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Bio-Augmentation: Every one of The Boys was treated with the same Super Serum that created all of the superpowered people. As a result, even Wee Hughie has enough Super Strength to punch holes in other supers, and, presumably, corresponding resistance to trauma. As Butcher explained, Muggles just can't get far in the world where "superheroes" don't have much compunctions against killing or maiming their opponents.
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Gag Penis
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Played for laughs with Vas' Gag Penis. As stated above, when he gets aroused, he is incapacitated due to the amount of blood being sent.
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Aluminum Christmas Trees
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Vought-American is, overall, a representation of a small but recurring theme in Ennis's work: the greed and carelessness of war profiteers (and corporations in general). While Vought's activities throughout history (as discussed in issues #19-22) are pretty ridiculous when you see them on the page, they're actually Aluminum Christmas Trees; a decent example of the same thing in real life is the shortage of body armor for American troops at the start of the Iraq War. Essentially, his theme is that such corporations are really only interested in bottom-line profit, not any moral concerns, and if there's a way for them to increase their profit without having to worry about such concerns as safety, morality or even whether the product works (such as, say, if they've bought and paid for all the lawmakers who might intervene and restrain them), then they won't hesitate to follow it.
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Gargle Blaster
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Gargle Blaster: Vas'... "vodka". Made from tank brake fluid, causes even Compound V-enhanced humans to cough up a cry, and even works as an antipoison if drunk beforehand.
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Mook Horror Show
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Mook Horror Show: More than once, though in at least once case replace "mook" with "supe."
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Canon Welding
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Canon Welding: Implied to take place in the same universe as Preacher with a cameo from human Cassidy.
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Those Wacky Nazis
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Those Wacky Nazis: Stormfront, created by Vogelbaum for the Nazis, now working for Vought. He still holds to the ideals of the Third Reich, though.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_69cc2a27
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Hilariously Abusive Childhood
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comment
Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Played back and forth with Hughie. While he had very loving (adoptive) parents, they have some difficulty in seeing that he's a grownup. Then there's the tapeworm...
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6aa5bcb8
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Vice-President Who?
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comment
Vice-President Who?: Zig-Zagged. Vic the Veep is incompetent, borderline mentally retarded and doesn't even hide that he's a Vought Corporation puppet through and through, but that doesn't make him harmless. For example, as the President is about to give the order to shoot down the last of the 9/11 airliners before they hit, Vic knocks him out with a fire extinguisher (everyone else had been staring at the screens), as Vought/American wanted their supers to save the day as a PR move. He's also responsible for the president'sdeath, opening a cage he thought contained his pet dog rather than a wolverine.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6c553873
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Private Military Contractors
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Private Military Contractors: Red River, the Blackwater Expy responsible for, among other things, slaughtering the Ersatz X-Men.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6cc17332
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Appearance Angst
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6cc17332
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Appearance Angst: Mother's Milk has a daughter he's been ineffectually trying to prevent from going out with gangbangers or dress more conservatively. Then it turns out that because of the Compound V in his body that was transmitted at birth, she's actually 12 with the body of a 20-year-old supermodel (with all the consequences that implies), making her body image issues far worse than they seemed at first.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6d6dfca1
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Wearing a Flag on Your Head
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6d6dfca1
comment
Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Herogasm ends with an interesting anecdote on this trope;
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_6eb04f1
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Everybody Laughs Ending
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Everybody Laughs Ending: Mentioned by Butcher as preceding a team-building exercise at the local brothel.
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Up to Eleven
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Most of the superheroes, when they're not performing for the media. Taken Up to Eleven by the Homelander and even more so by Black Noir, who commit staggeringly nasty acts of violence purely For the Evulz.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_74150406
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Depleted Phlebotinum Shells
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Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: Literally. Depleted uranium rounds are used to great effect against superhumans.
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_7cda47b
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Dying Declaration of Love
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"Je t'aime. From the first." – Frenchienote  to the Female
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Dating Catwoman
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Dating Catwoman: Wee Hughie is sleeping with superheroine Starlight. But neither one knows what the other one actually does for a living. Until issue 44. More literally, the threesome between Tek-Knight, Swingwing and Talon. Talon is an Expy of Catwoman. In a more vicious sense, Butcher and Raynor's relationship. They hate each other passionately, and thus meet up regularly for wild illicit sex (as Butcher puts it, they both like screwing people they hate). Butcher records one such encounter, which is ultimately used as blackmail against Raynor when she tries to run for Congress.
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Cultural Translation
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_7d49d74a
comment
Cultural Translation: The French version does this to the Frenchman, obviously. His home village of Franglais (the French term for Gratuitous English) becomes Saint-Frusquin (an expression for "and all the rest"), and he calls Butcher "Boucher" rather than "Charcutier".
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 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_7d89315b
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Hughie gives one to Mallory at the end of #55, for acting like he is a "man of honour" for trying to justify the messes he made, (namely recruiting Butcher) and the blood he has spilt, and that he isn't any better than VA for being "an arrogant Ivy League prick who though he had the right to fuck around wi' the world" Stillwell, the Vought-American executive, delivers a major one to the Homelander in #64, pointing out that for all his raging God-complex and evil tendencies, he's done absolutely nothing worthwhile or original whatsoever and is ultimately just an insecure little speck desperately trying to find some way of impressing him. The Homelander... doesn't react well]
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Dawson Casting
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Dawson Casting: An in-universe example, most of the people who are are in teen and kid superhero groups are actually in their late twenties to early thirties.
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Afro Asskicker
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Afro Asskicker: Mother's Milk, due to his immense strength, his willingness to use it, and how much opponents he takes down.
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Breather Episode
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Breather Episode: Frenchie recounting his (probably false) backstory, an absurd comedic tale filled with french stereotypes, comes right after Mother's Milk recounting his depressingly tragic childhood to Hughie. Highlights include Frenchie's dad dying on a baguette joust on a bycicle and Frenchie just leaping off of a window after proclaiming his undying loyalty to The Boys.
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Large Ham
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Large Ham: Vas/Love Sausage.
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Oblivious Guilt Slinging
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_83a8d697
comment
Oblivious Guilt Slinging: While discussing how to vary their sex life, Hughie tells Annie he just can't perform if there's more than one man per woman. Which is how Annie got into the Seven...
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Stepford Smiler
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Stepford Smiler: Most of the G-Men delve ever deeper into hedonism to deal with the near-constant sexual abuse they suffered at Godolkin's and older students' hands.
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Necessarily Evil
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_83f3983b
comment
While just about every scumbag politician is a Republican (Dakota Bob being more of Necessarily Evil), the Democrats end up endorsing Rayner as their candidate. (Though that's "only" for a senate seat.)
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type
Alternate Universe
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_8430699a
comment
Alternate Universe: Beyond the whole superhero thing, the main deviations are the presence of Vought-American throughout the twentieth century, Robert Kennedy winning the presidency, George W. Bush dying in a chainsaw accident before his political career manifested and the destruction of the Brooklyn Bridge due to a botched rescue attempt by the Seven on September 11, 2001. Dakota Bob, the President during the series's present day, apparently got his political career started as a backup vice-presidential candidate for George H.W. Bush, after Dan Quayle's verbal tics got him thrown off the ticket. In the "Barbary Coast" arc, Mallory tells Hughie about meeting Prescott Sheldon Bush - father of George, grandfather of George W., prominent figure in conspiracy theories - in 1944, on the eve of the Battle of the Bulge. In real history, the elder Bush did not pursue political ambitions until 1950; in The Boys, he's already a senator from Connecticut, although his explicit connections to Vought-American provide a handy reason why he might have gotten ahead of the game. The elder Bush is promptly shot dead in a German ambush, whereas the real Prescott Bush lived until 1972. No one ever mentions why, but the War on Terror in this universe is being fought primarily in Pakistan. Several characters mention that the U.S. has troops on the ground there. The Battle of Ia Drang in this universe was a total defeat for the US, with the 1000 American airmobile cavalry troops completely wiped out by the 2500 Vietnamese they faced, thanks to being issued the useless M-20. Presumably, Colonel Hal G. Moore and Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley were among those killed. The Fall of Saigon in 1973 is implied to have gone much worse. The flashback image is a frantic version of this famous picture by Hugh Van Es◊, with several South Vietnamese civilians trying to cling onto the last helicopter as it's taking off, while others are seemingly being trampled to death by the crowds rushing up the stairs.
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Psycho Serum
 The Boys (Comic Book) / int_85f0963f
comment
Psycho Serum: Standard Compound V is this when it's not properly refined and synthesized in a lab and even then when i's administered to people, there's only a low chance of someone gaining powers with the compund either doing nothing or very messy results.
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What Happened to the Mouse?
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What Happened to the Mouse?: Superduper vanishes from the series after "The Innocents," with no mention as to what's happened to them after Malchemical's death or after Homelander's coup.
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Villain with Good Publicity
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Villain with Good Publicity: Ironically, Superheroes. The Legend even says there aren't very many genuine super villains because most of the amoral sociopaths realize that being a privileged, well paid "Superhero" is so much easier.
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Acceptable Political Targets
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Also, it is mentioned that when Vought-American was looking for a vice presidential candidate hand puppet, they went to the Bush family, but the last son had managed to cut off his own head playing with a chainsaw.
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Break the Believer
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Break the Believer: Vas sets his hopes on a communist politician to free the country from corruption. The whole Engineered Heroism plot would have put him in the role of anti-supervillain savior.
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WackyFratBoyHijinks
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The G-Wiz's Wacky Fratboy Hijinks are a shout out to Animal House, with Blowchowski's appearance based on John Belushi's John "Bluto" Blutarsky. The cover for issue #24 is also based on the poster for Animal House.
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Deconstruction
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Deconstruction: Of the underlying corporate nature of superheroes and the comic book industry. The superheroes in the world of The Boys were raised from birth with everything handed to them on a silver platter from Vought-American. Because of how Merchandise-Driven superheroes by nature are, spoiling them with all the wealth in the world is pretty much all Vought can do to make sure they don't one day go off the deep end. That being said, the superheroes, as a result of all the power they've been given right from the moment they were born, end up sociopathic, immature, spoiled, and utterly hedonistic—fixated only on their own individual satisfactions without much regard for the innocents whose lives are in their hands. What's even worse is that since superheroes are such a massive investment and turn in extremely huge profits, Vought's management is very much willing to do whatever they deem necessary to ensure their business remains afloat. Surprisingly, Butcher is this to the protagonists Ennis usually wrote. Turns out, an Implacable Man who is driven solely by one goal is absolutely not right in the head. In fact, he's a total psychopath. And as soon as that goal is achieved, that man's next goal is more monstrous than the last to the point that he can't be considered anything remotely close to a hero anymore.
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Reed Richards Is Useless
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Reed Richards Is Useless: Technology that could be made to improve living conditions and save lives is instead being used exclusively to make shiny suits so millionaire playboys can go on high-tech joyrides.
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No One Could Survive That!
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No One Could Survive That!: Black. Motherfucking. Noir. One of the marines watching the White House from behind the fence said this when seeing the super dragging himself out of the Oval Office with half of his head missing, his limbs burned to the bone, and his guts hanging out behind him after killing Homelander. Then, he was continuously shot at by a full platoon of marines (including some tanks), leaving him with no hands, no feet, no ab muscles, one arm missing, and his entire body pierced with more holes than Spongebob, and he still managed to stand up. Then, Butcher came at him, cracked open his skull with a crowbar, and ripped out a large chunk of his brain, and it wasn't enough to take him down. AND THEN, Butcher crushed the brain chunk in his hand in front of Black Noir's eyes, and ONLY THEN he finally died (or maybe understood he was dead)!
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Didn't Think This Through
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The events of September the 11th, 2001 show exactly what would happen if a Justice League-esque super team tried to stop a mid-air plane hijacking (see Didn't Think This Through above.)
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Wham Episode
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Wham Episode: Issue 31 The next issue line is "And Then There Were Four..." Also the last issue of the We Gotta Go Now story arc. Issue 63 may be the start of a series of whams, as Frenchie loses an arm, and A-Train and Queen Maeve are killed. Issue 65. It's revealed that Black Noir is a clone of Homelander, and the one who REALLY raped Becky. He also is the reason why Homelander became, "...a complete fucking psychopath by accident." The two fight, and Black Noir literally tears Homelander to pieces, before facing the military on the White House lawn, who unload an ungodly amount of firepower on him. This doesn't even kill him, and he isn't done in until Butcher steps up with a crowbar. More like Wham Episodes, between Issues 66-69. Butcher kills Vas in a warehouse in Moscow, Hughie and Annie separate, and the Boys are disavowed by the CIA, before they discover Butcher's long-gestating plan to kill every person on the planet exposed to compound V, leading him to kill Mallory, The Legend, Dr. Vogelbaum, Mother's Milk, Frenchie and the Female, the latter two by blowing up the Flatiron Building. In three issues, Ennis utterly shatters everything established in the series up to that point, turning everything on its head in the most horrific fashion possible.
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Token Good Teammate
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Queen Maeve is the Token Good Teammate of the Seven and actually cared about being a hero before the clusterfuck on 9/11, driving her to gin-induced alcoholism.
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National Stereotypes
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National Stereotypes: Played with in the case of The Frenchman; he's from a village called Franglais, where they speak a unique dialect and regularly engage in the time-honored tradition of baguette-jousting on bicycles whilst wearing stripy tops and onions and uttering the "Haw-he-haw-he-haw" battle cry. Just don't suggest to him that the French are cowards. Of course since he's an insane Unreliable Narrator, the accuracy of his backstory is questionable, to say the least. Vas is the gigantic, boisterous, hard-drinking nostalgic-for-communism Russian. He may not dress the part any more, but Stormfront is very definitely portrayed as the epitome of a Nazi superman, rampant racism and all.
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Corrupted Character Copy
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Corrupted Character Copy: Damn near everyone: The Justice League of America stand-in is The Seven, the most powerful and photogenic group of superheros Vought has been able to produce. Homelander, Expy of Superman (his "comic origin" is landing on Earth in an alien spaceship and rapidly growing to adulthood, he was actually created in Vought's labs). He's a racist asshole who only cares about the profits Vought's making off the team (and his cut of them), and raped Butcher's wife (resulting in her death when the superpowered infant came to term). Black Noir, sort of an expy of Batman and Superboy, in that he's a clone of Homelander made for the express purpose of killing Homelander if he ever went rogue. This causes absolutely no problems whatsoever. Queen Maeve, expy of Wonder Woman. It's implied she genuinely wanted to be a good, heroic person, but the bungled attempt to stop 9/11 drove her into alcoholic apathy. The Deep, expy of Aquaman. Not all that bad, but doesn't really try and curb the excesses of the supes in The 'Verse. Jack From Jupiter, expy of Martian Manhunter. Like most of the Seven, really only cares about the profits from his merchandising contracts and enjoying the perks of being able to do whatever (and whoever) he wants with no repercussions. A-Train, expy of The Flash (Wally West, specifically). His, Hughie's, and the audience's introduction to the world of superheroes in The Boys is A-Train reducing Hughie's genuinely nice, lovely, wonderful girlfriend to bloody smear and a pair of severed arms. He participates in the coerced blowbang of Starlight (along with Homelander and Black Noir) and later tries to straight-up rape her. Starlight, who could be seen as an expy of Power Girl, Stargirl (DC Comics), or Starfire, or a pastiche of all three. One of the only actually decent people in the entire series. Former members include Lamplighter, expy of Green Lantern, who burned children alive, and Marathon Man, another Flash expy, who we learn nothing about. The Avengers stand-in is Payback, consisting of: Stormfront, combo expy of The Mighty Thor and Shazam. He's a Nazi. Not Neo-Nazi, he was brought over from Nazi Germany in WWII and fully buys into old-school, straight-from-der-fuhrer's mouth propaganda. Soldier Boy, expy of Captain America. A Dirty Coward Phony Veteran. Tek-Knight, mostly an Iron Man expy, but with a few elements of Batman (very young sidekick Laddio which is a legacy title (with a former Laddio now an independent hero with a Nightwing-sounding name), a Tek-Cave, a loyal butler, and another character who is clearly a Catwoman expy in what she is sometimes his ally, sometimes his enemy, and clearly sexually attracted to him). He's recently started having sex with anything that catches his fancy, including other members of Payback, small animals, cups of coffee, and his butler's ear. Turns out this was the result of a fist-sized brain tumor. Aside from that, actually seems a decent guy. He tried to get help for his condition, and after it destroys his hero career, he sacrifices his life to save some innocent bystanders from falling debris. Crimson Countess, expy of Scarlet Witch (the most blatant one yet, her costume looks almost exactly like something Wanda would actually wear). She's a bit Ax-Crazy, absolutely determined to vaporize Butcher's dog after it takes a bite out of her (which he did to stop her from vaporizing one of The Boys' heads). Mind-Droid, expy of The Vision, except he's not actually any kind of "droid," just a dude in a costume. We don't know anything specific he might have gotten up to, but went all in on Payback's plan to cripple The Boys, and begs for his life when Butcher corners him. And was serving in Payback under Stormfront (see above). Swatto, expy of Ant-Man. As with Mind-Droid, We Hardly Knew Ye is in effect, but seems a fairly Ax-Crazy The Unintelligible. The X-Men stand-in is the G-Men, run by John Godolkin, who abducts kids off the street, raises them in his mansion and gives them superpowers, selling the idea that he's created a safe place for superpowered orphans. He sexually abuses the children under his care, which results them all being severely damaged adults who turn around and assist Godolkin's abuse when he brings in a new batch of kids.
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Five-Man Band
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Five-Man Band: The Hero: Butcher. Wee Hughie gets more time in the spotlight, but he's closer to a Supporting Protagonist than to The Hero. The Lancer: Mother's Milk. The Smart Guy: This role gets divided between Butcher and Mother's Milk. The Chick: Wee Hughie. He fits this role much better than the actual woman in the group. The Big Guy: The Female and The Frenchman. They're almost exclusively portrayed as the muscle of the group.
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Cape Busters
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Cape Busters: The Boys themselves monitor and take out rogue hero elements. Also an auxiliary role of The Seven. Homelander and A-Train have been shown to be utilized in this capacity. And the pivotal one for the comic, Black Noir, whose sole purpose is to take out the Homelander if he goes nuts, and starts gaslighting him until he is just so he can kill him.
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Beware the Superman
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Beware the Superman: For he cares about nothing but his own publicity. And the actual Captain Ersatz of Superman is a greedy, ruthless rapist as well as a possible Big Bad. The only truly benevolent superheroes in the setting are Starlight, who hasnt been around long enough to be thouroughly corrupted but probably would have been if she hadn't met Hugh, and the Superduper team, which is essentially a superhero equivalent of the short bus, consisting mostly of metahumans with marginal powers and various disorders.
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Villainous Breakdown
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Villainous Breakdown: Homelander is fond of these when he doesn't get his way. Stillwell seems to be most likely to instigate these. Bradley, when she realizes Stillwell set her up as the Fall Guy. She even rips out her hair. Ironically, Stillwell seems to have one at the end. He realizes that whatever he does to spin super-powered people to the public, it's still flawed and ultimately, bad product.
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Big Bad
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And the Big Bad Homelander has a nasty Freudian Excuse(would you be sane if you were raised by Wal-Mart?), and his truly disgusting acts were the result of Black Noir's Gaslighting.
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Meta Origin
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Meta Origin: Except for a handful of tech-based heroes, all supes get their powers from Compound V, with their publically known origins just being spun by the PR department and the comics. This bites them in the ass when they try to pull a coup and are greeted with Compound V seeking missiles.
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Superpower Lottery
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Compound V, when it actually works. It's a Psycho Serum when it doesn't...
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Immune to Bullets
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In Issue 65 swarms of powerful but inexperienced superheroes are gunned down en masse by the US military, who were warned of their coup in advance and are outfitted with depleted uranium ammunition. Considering that a 30mm DU round is capable of penetrating a good three inches or 76mm of RHA steel (for reference, 30mm RHA or above all-around is enough to render an armored vehicle more or less Immune to Bullets [at least small arms], which only a minority of supers are to begin with), that every A-10 and M2 Bradley puts out dozens of these rounds per second, and that the military also had anti-tank guided missiles capable of piercing several feet worth of RHA, this is completely unsurprising. Particularly notable is that most of the heroes are killed by airstrikes or artillery that they never had any chance to retaliate against due to them either having just their fists or a short-ranged attack (e.g. Eye Beams, Hand Blast, Playing with Fire, An Ice Person), with a She-Hulk expy even despairing that the Air Force wouldn't "come down and face us, cowards!". Again, not surprising in an era where unmanned drones regularly target individual insurgents with missiles from miles away.
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Crippling Overspecialization
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The comic's version of Wolverine instead has his forearms replaced with hammers. Which he doesn't even get to use.
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Sociopathic Hero
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Sociopathic Hero: All of The Boys except for Wee Hughie and Mother's Milk, but especially Billy Butcher. For a given value of "heroic", of course. Deconstructed with Butcher, who shows exactly what would happen when such a 'hero' loses the common goal that made him a hero, as Butcher ascends into Big Bad status.
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Super Toughness
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Super Toughness: None of the supers are explicitly invincible; it just takes a whole lot more to hurt (and even more to kill) them than a normal human. The two strongest supers in the series are Homelander and Black Noir, and the former is ripped apart by the latter, while the latter is done in with a massive barrage of heavy machine gun fire and finished off with a crowbar.
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Cut Lex Luthor a Check
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Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Discussed and lampshaded by The Legend, who tells Hughie that genuine, For the Evulz supervillains are very rare precisely because being a corporate-sponsored superhero is an easier, more lucrative, and above all legal use of their powers. The few times a real supervillain does show up, they are usually dealt with very quickly away from the public eye.
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Power-Up Letdown
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Powerup Letdown: VAC's first generation of supers, seen in issues #52/53. Between two of them, they managed to lift a tank a foot on the ground, and promptly collapsed after. Which is impressive in its own right, had they actually been trained and augmented soldiers and not just performers in stupid costumes. Unsurprisingly, they're immediately shredded by tank fire during a German attack.
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Merchandise-Driven
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Of the underlying corporate nature of superheroes and the comic book industry. The superheroes in the world of The Boys were raised from birth with everything handed to them on a silver platter from Vought-American. Because of how Merchandise-Driven superheroes by nature are, spoiling them with all the wealth in the world is pretty much all Vought can do to make sure they don't one day go off the deep end. That being said, the superheroes, as a result of all the power they've been given right from the moment they were born, end up sociopathic, immature, spoiled, and utterly hedonistic—fixated only on their own individual satisfactions without much regard for the innocents whose lives are in their hands. What's even worse is that since superheroes are such a massive investment and turn in extremely huge profits, Vought's management is very much willing to do whatever they deem necessary to ensure their business remains afloat.
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My God, What Have I Done?
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My God, What Have I Done?: Homelander has one when he realizes Black Noir was the one who committed the atrocities in the photos, meaning that he (as Butcher puts it) "became a complete fucking psychopath by mistake."
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Eye Scream
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Eye Scream: Lots of it. A particularly horrifying one occurs when one little girl's powers backfire and she ends up with her eyes melting and running down her face as she cries that she's sorry.
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More Deadly Than the Male
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More Deadly Than the Male: Guess who. (The Female (of the Species). Her name is basically a pun on this, and she's explicitly The Boys' heaviest hitter.
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Multiple-Choice Past
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Multiple-Choice Past: The Frenchman's back story in Volume Six, which is clearly completely insane.
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Karma Houdini
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Karma Houdini: Stillwell gets off scott free for the events the Supe attack on the White House. He then informs Hughie that the rebranded Vought American intend to go on business as usual. Downplayed, as it seems to be rather a pyrrhic victory for Stillwell as he is now locked in an endless, fruitless struggle to turn superheroes into a profitable product. Knowing all too well their deficiencies, and seeing that they are never going to change, he himself realizes that he is stuck with a "bad product" and begins to suffer a nervous breakdown as a result.
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Oh, Crap!
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Oh, Crap!: Our Father and the other rebellious Supers when the US Air Force starts firing super-seeking missiles at them.
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Casualty in the Ring
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Casualty in the Ring: MM's powers manifested during adulthood, when he was getting the crap beaten out of him by a fellow Ranger by the name of Fucker John. A semi-groggy MM uppercutted his head off, completely by accident.
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Ms. Fanservice
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Ms. Fanservice: Starlight's official role in The Seven, although she rebels against it. She also spends an awful lot of time naked throughout the series.
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Be Careful What You Wish For
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Justified by the sad real life example of a man with a two-foot-long penis. Even minor arousal sends a significant amount of blood to his genitals, causing him to lose consciousness.
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Epic Fail
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Epic Fail: The Seven's attempt to 'Save the Day' on September 11th.
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Tragic Villain
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Tragic Villain: Surprisingly the Homelander of all people. It's implied that he was actually a relatively decent person before Black Noir gaslit him into insanity. Butcher also qualifies as one.
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Take That!
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The whole story can also be seen as a Take That! to anti-heroes who are presented as being as noble as traditional superheroes, like the tagline on the Rob Liefeld created Youngblood. Especially in light of The Seven being more focused on making money from their merchandise than being heroes, which is commonly stated as Liefeld's reasons for not getting comics out on time in the 1990's.
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Double Standard
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Double Standard: Male supers are almost universally depicted as complete bastards through and through, while prominent female supers are treated with far more sympathy, generally depicted as victims and Broken Birds. There are exceptions, though, like Vasily and most of the members of Superduper, all of whom are male supers who are depicted sympathetically. Silver Kincaid, an Expy of Jean Grey is a perfect example of this. She is an undeniably sympathetic character due to her backstory of kidnapping, sexual abuse and brainwashing, and the narrative is clearly on her side. However, despite the fact that her male teammates went through the exact same thing, the story revels in them being mowed down to a man by mercenaries.
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Came Back Wrong
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Came Back Wrong: Vought has a really expensive procedure that can re-animate anything with Compound V in its system... as brain-dead zombies prone to soil themselves, as demonstrated by The Lamplighter and Blarney Cock.
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Berserk Button
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Inverted - Hughie is already a really nice guy, so him adopting Jamie the Hamster makes sense. Threatening Jamie, however, turns out to be Hughie's Berserk Button.
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Big
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Big "NO!": Or rather, Big NNOOOOOOOOOOOONNN!!! From Frenchie, naturally, in his flashback after his father dies due to croissant sabotage in a baguette-and-bicycle joust.
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Mooks
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Mooks: Subverted when an army of faceless mercenaries under Vought-American's pay obliterates an entire army of superheroes with cold, efficient ease.
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Bestiality Is Depraved
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Bestiality Is Depraved: One super is seen mounted by a dog, while Blarney Cock put a hamster in his ass before going to fight the Boys.
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Unfulfilled Purpose Misery
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Unfulfilled Purpose Misery: Black Noir is a clone of the Homelander, created to be his superior in case he ever became uncontrollable. But as years went by and the Homelander showed no signs of mental instability, Black Noir started committing atrocities and sending pictures so the Homelander would think he was responsible, driving Homelander insane until Black Noir's life was finally justified and he was asked to step in.
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Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys
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Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Don't call Frenchie this. It will end with that person losing all their body parts.
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Fan Disservice
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Fan Disservice: Plenty of it. The Crimson Countess is a Scarlet Witch expy in a similar impractical costume. She is seen laying on her back with her nipple exposed under the rigid top... but she's on her back because she was just brutally killed. Hughie and Starlight's first sexual encounter involve Hughie going down on Starlight without knowing she was on her period.
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: The Female got her powers from falling into a big canister of synthesized Compound V. The name of the person in charge of the project? Doctor Uderzo. The team that was sent to retrieve Female are about as successful as the marines in Aliens and even quote the movie directly. The few comics that aren't on the receiving end of a Take That! are the 2000 AD ones Frenchie buys for Female. The bar that Butcher is drinking in during issue #27 is an extremely subtle reference to Preacher, as is its bartender, Proinsias Cassidy. Another Irish pub landlord with a penchant for writing obscene words in pints of Guinness when people asked for shamrocks appeared in Welcome Back, Frank, a Punisher-story also written by Ennis. The "Get Some" story arc (The Boys # 7) opens with the Tek Knight talking to a shrink. The point is the way this shrink is drawn in some panels bears a certain resemblance to actor Michael Keaton (maybe not as blatant as Christopher Walken's likeness used in The Punisher Presents Barracuda, also written by Garth Ennis, but the similarity is there). It's quite fitting since Tek Knight is a pastiche/parody of Batman, and Michael Keaton is of course well known as having played the Dark Knight in the Batman films by Tim Burton. Mother's Milk purchases a large bottle of maple syrup from a woman bearing a distinct likeness to Marge Simpson in "We Gotta Go Now". Spider Jerusalem can be seen in issue one (page #10, panel two), in the background between A-train and the Glaswegian Policemen. In Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker, Butcher directly quotes Spider's favorite catchphrase of "If I gave two tugs of a dead dog's cock..." During the Name of The Game arc, as Butcher explains why he works for the C.I.A. he makes an allusion to Batman in his reasons. The G-Wiz's Wacky Fratboy Hijinks are a shout out to Animal House, with Blowchowski's appearance based on John Belushi's John "Bluto" Blutarsky. The cover for issue #24 is also based on the poster for Animal House. Several characters in Hughie's hometown are named after DC Thomson comics, including Beezer, Topper (Tupper) and the Reverend Dandy, the latter of which breaks the fourth wall in the same manner of the characters from those comics. Hughie's parents resemble those from Oor Wullie, and Hughies sits on a bucket in the same position as Wullie. In one episode, Butcher mentions that he watches "spacker porn". Some of Doc Peculiar's photographs are recreations of iconic comic images (with naked people circa 1910): Bruce Wayne looking at his parents, Batman holding Robin's corpse (or Superman holding Supergirl's corpse from Crisis #7; they're both Pietà Plagiarism poses), Superman throwing a car... The titles of the trade collections "The Self-Preservation Society" and "The Bloody Doors Off" are apparently references to The Italian Job (1969). In their first issue, the members of Superduper watch The Iron Giant together. Afterwards, one of them mentions tearing up at the "Superman" scene. It's worth noting here that Superman is one of the few superheroes Garth Ennis has shown outright respect towards in the past. It's mentioned that the events of September 11th caused the word "war" to be banned from comic books. This is accompanied by a picture of a comic book starring The Seven called The Infinity Debate. In a flashback to The Legend's younger days, he is shown walking past a wall full of posters for superhero teams created by companies other than Vought-American. One of these teams is called the Planeteers.
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Big Friendly Dog
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Big Friendly Dog: Terror, if you're not an enemy of The Boys. Also trained to hump anything on command.
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Corrupt Corporate Executive
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Corrupt Corporate Executive: Vought-American, but especially James Stillwell, the Vought-American executive who runs everything behind the scenes and functions as the series' Big Bad.
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Killed Off for Real
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Killed Off for Real: Terror, Jack from Jupiter, A-Train, Queen Maeve, Oh Father, The Homelander, Black Noir (and must of the superheroes who took part in the Coup), Love Sausage (or Vas to his friends), Mallory, The Legend, Mother's Milk, Dr. Vogelbaum, The Frenchman, The Female, and Billy Butcher.
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Serial Escalation
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Serial Escalation: In an interview, Garth Ennis said that The Boys would "out-Preacher Preacher." Ennis himself said later in an interview: "What the fuck does that even mean?"
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Mother Russia Makes You Strong
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Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Vas fully believes this, even longing for a return to the good old days of communisim and the Soviet Union. He frequently laments that the "Western" superhero teams are only in it for the money of their merchandising and don't give a crap about the people, while his Soviet superteam embraced the Communist ideal and fought for everyone equally. Given how reprehensible all the other supes are (and how cool Vas himself is) you wonder if he has a point, though Rose-Tinted Narrative is all but stated to be in effect.
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Badass Longcoat
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Badass Longcoat: All of The Boys wear a long black coat, precisely because they're scarier than most superheroes' costumes and even make the Boys feel more tough. Butcher explains the fashion accessory as an easy way to tell friend from foe in a vicious melee.
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Tongue Trauma
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Tongue Trauma: Butcher slices a ten-year-old rapist's tongue off to prevent him using his magic word on them.
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SilentBob
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Silent Bob: The Female hasn't made so much as a sound on panel, yet she is quite capable of making herself understood to the Frenchman. Except that one time she laughed at the notion that Hughie stealing Queen Maeve's file from Doc Peculiar's place in the hopes of scoring some wank material, may have helped them solve a major roadblock in their mission against the supes. Everyone else was as disturbed as you'd think by this. As of issue 66, after a timeskip of unspecified length, she's still laughing. Semi-subverted in issue 68, where a dialog balloon says: "I hate mean people". While it's obvious that she's the one talking (because the other three characters present in the scene are shown in the panel), she still hasn't been actually SHOWN uttering any words.
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CapePunk
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Cape Punk: Superheroes are an idiotic idea created by a corporation's marketing machine and attracts only the worst of humanity or, worse, turns people into the worst of humanity.
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The Unfettered
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The Unfettered: Stillwell, the Vought-American executive, to the point where he terrifies superpowered individuals who could kill him in an instant. To the incredible extent that not only is he outwardly calm, he's inwardly calm too - Homelander is dumbfounded that, even when threatened with violent dismemberment, the VA exec's heart rate doesn't budge in the slightest.
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Kick the Morality Pet
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Kick the Morality Pet: Billy spends sixty-odd issues showing what a calculating, cool-headed manipulator he can be. When Terror is killed, however, he throws it all to the wind and brutally murders the guy he believes to be responsible, regardless of the repercussions.
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Hijacked by Ganon
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Hijacked by Ganon: Black Noir, who's ultimately responsible for sending Homelander off the deep end by committing atrocities whilst dressed as him, and sending the photographs to The Boys knowing that they'd send them on to Vought, all in order to precipitate Homelander's breakdown, so that he can finally kill him.
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'90s Anti-Hero
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'90s Anti-Hero: Team Paralactic, a group of Liefeldian, impressive-looking cyborgs. The Boys dismember them in a matter of seconds.
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Ludicrous Gibs
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Ludicrous Gibs: When the Seven's intervention into the 9/11 attacks backfires, Queen Maeve decides to flee. The terrified passengers grab onto her, trying to stop her from flying away. She flies through them in a fountain of gore and severed limbs. Hughie's girlfriend Robin gets mulched by A-Train charging through her at super speed, leaving behind only her severed hands in Hughie's hands.
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A God Am I
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Stillwell, the Vought-American executive, delivers a major one to the Homelander in #64, pointing out that for all his raging God-complex and evil tendencies, he's done absolutely nothing worthwhile or original whatsoever and is ultimately just an insecure little speck desperately trying to find some way of impressing him. The Homelander... doesn't react well]
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Premature Empowerment
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Premature Empowerment: Happens to Wee Hughie, when Butcher injects him full of Compound V, and he understandably gets a wee bit angry about it. He later decides to join the team, though.
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StrawmanPolitical
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Strawman Political: While just about every scumbag politician is a Republican (Dakota Bob being more of Necessarily Evil), the Democrats end up endorsing Rayner as their candidate. (Though that's "only" for a senate seat.) When Butcher rescues Kessler from his inept Attempted Rape, he tells the intended victim that he's part of a Republican family and didn't take his meds that night.
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The Coup
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The Coup: Most of the world's superheroes stage a bloody takeover of the White House and Pentagon, ostensibly on behalf of their employer Vought-American, but actually on the orders of the Homelander.
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Super Supremacist
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Super Supremacist: The Homelander's plot to get out from under Vought's thumb involved seizing power and ruling over humanity (supers already viewing humanity as nothing but an endless reservoir of victims). Complicated by the fact that he was gaslit by his clone into complete psychosis, leading to his breakdown at being ordered around by a non-powered human. Stormfront is a literal Nazi with superpowers.
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Morality Pet: The events of Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker states that Terror is a literal example for Billy, on the advice of his late wife. The Female, despite being violently unstable, clearly adores both Terror and Jamie the Hamster. Inverted - Hughie is already a really nice guy, so him adopting Jamie the Hamster makes sense. Threatening Jamie, however, turns out to be Hughie's Berserk Button. Billy portrays his relationship with Hughie in this way ("I always wanted a little brother"). Throughout the series he seems genuinely fond of Hughie, making him one of the few people to have that kind of relationship with Billy (apart from the rest of the Boys and Vas). However, as the later issues show, Billy has been playing Hughie to make him trust Billy, or at at least won't let any sentimentality get in the way of his objective, which is the elimination of every person with Compound V in their system, including himself.
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Composite Character: Tek Knight is a mashup of Batman (backstory, living conditions, series of teen sidekicks) and Iron Man (armor). Actually, a lot of the "supes" are composites rather than being straight Captain(s) Ersatz of a specific character.
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The Hero: Butcher. Wee Hughie gets more time in the spotlight, but he's closer to a Supporting Protagonist than to The Hero.
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Silver Kincaid, an Expy of Jean Grey is a perfect example of this. She is an undeniably sympathetic character due to her backstory of kidnapping, sexual abuse and brainwashing, and the narrative is clearly on her side. However, despite the fact that her male teammates went through the exact same thing, the story revels in them being mowed down to a man by mercenaries.
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Gorn: Lots of it. Sometimes played for laughs, other times (especially in the 9/11 sequence and the images of Black Noir's atrocities) for horror.
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HULK MASH!-Up: During a montage of superpower meltdowns, one kid is seen Hulking Out with a greenish face that looks very much like the Hulk's... except that conservation of mass still applies, so only the head is huge, with the kid's body shrunken and emaciated.
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O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The Female speaks exactly one time during the whole series: when the other Boys offer her a chance to retire and not go after Butcher with them. She refuses.
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Groin Attack: Butcher's keen on these, as part of his overall dirty-fighting methods. Stormfront gets a pretty serious one from Mother's Milk in The Self-Preservation Society and apparently Monkey suffered quite a bit after Butcher did it to him.
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Dirty Kid: The Billy Batson equivalent apparently uses his magic word to "grow five times bigger and stick his dick and fingers in people who don't want him to". At age ten.
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Big Damn Heroes: Subtle, but no less awesome. Starlight has flat-out refused to go along with the Darker and Edgier/Hotter and Sexier Retcon Vought has planned for her. She's even gone back to her rather modest Minidress of Power instead of the Absolute Cleavage version she's been wearing since joining the Seven. The rest of the team (minus Homelander, who just doesn't give a shit, and Queen Maeve, typically too drunk to care about anything but her next martini) are trying to force the issue. Finally, Black Noir presses the issue, holding up the slingshot bikini Vought insisted on for her new costume and vehemently pointing at her. The reactions of everyone involved indicate Black Noir is not someone with whom you want to argue. . . then Queen Maeve stands between Starlight and Noir, silently daring anyone to press the issue further. Everyone, Noir included, backs down, indicating that Queen Maeve is someone with whom you want to argue even less.
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Played with. The reason of why Mr Marathon, the original speeder of the Seven, died in the ill-planned rescue of the hijacked plane was because of his half-baked attempt to stick to the allegedly heroic ideals of the team. When the Homelander was about to turn tail and leave, Marathon insisted they continue. Not because of The Flash expy's moral sense or anything like that; he just pointed out that Vought-American would surely fire them if they gave up.
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Blob Monster: MM's mother, whose breasts are now akin to Combat Tentacles.
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One Steve Limit: Butcher’s late wife and Starlight are both named Rebecca. The former is often called Becca or Becky, while the latter prefers to go by her middle name, Annie.
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Unskilled, but Strong: Supes for the most part have no training in their powers or how to deal with dangerous situations. It shows in how horribley wrong the 9/11 rescue attempt went just how ineffective the seven were as heros as they had no idea what they were doing.
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Violent Glaswegian: Averted. Wee Hughie is the only member of The Boys who isn't a violent psychopath.
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Incompetence, Inc.
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Incompetence, Inc.: Vought-American in general. They're always to looking cut corners and save money even at the cost of nearly going bankrupt. Going chronologically in-universe; VA's first major government contract (prior to that, they made boots ... and from the way Mallory says it, they don't seem to have been good boots) was a team of incompetent first-generation superhumans that they tried to foist on the Army at the Battle of the Bulge. They not only draw the Nazis right to the camp where they're being deployed and get themselves killed to the last man, but in the process manage to trash a shipment of tanks and fighters that were already performing only slightly better than they were (also provided by Vought) - the sole survivor being Mallory. Their next masterpiece was the V.A.C. F7U Grizzly, which considered the worst aircraft ever flown by the US military, with thirteen being lost for every enemy aircraft they shot down. In-universe, it's stated that the Allies would have lost if Truman hadn't dropped nukes on Japan. It's named after the real-life Vought F7U Cutlass, which had a similarly dismal reputation, with nearly one-third being lost in crashes.note It should be noted that the F7U's main issue (aside from being ugly) was unreliable engines, and the type was quickly banned from carriers. It just turned out to be an unfortunate victim of rapidly advancing mid-50s aviation, and not even remotly deliberate. The straw that broke the camel's back was the M-20 Assault Rifle, which failed so badly that the Vietnamese didn't even bother to salvage the guns or the ammunition, instead using them as mounts for the heads of the one thousand GIs that died trying to use them at the Battle of Ia Drang, which was a decisive American defeat in this universe - a slight exaggeration of what happened when the original M16 rifle was deployed in Vietnam without sufficient testing of the design and ammunition. The only difference between fiction and reality is there wasn't a single dramatic incident, but simply an ongoing stream of lethal failures. Additionally, the XM16E1s issued at Ia Drang actually functioned alright for the most part -it's implied that the M-20 entirely failed to fire even a single round. Vought never got a government contract again. The Legend actually mentions the M-16 as being adopted right after. It still sucked, but compared to the M-20, no one was complaining. But the Pièce de Résistance was the Seven's attempt to save Flight 175 on September Eleventh. Quite simply, they Didn't Think This Through beyond the general idea of Vought-American trying to boost supers for national defense. Especially as they had their moronic man in the White House, Vic the Veep, knock out the president with a fire extinguisher in order to let the Seven make the attempt. Vought-American is, overall, a representation of a small but recurring theme in Ennis's work: the greed and carelessness of war profiteers (and corporations in general). While Vought's activities throughout history (as discussed in issues #19-22) are pretty ridiculous when you see them on the page, they're actually Aluminum Christmas Trees; a decent example of the same thing in real life is the shortage of body armor for American troops at the start of the Iraq War. Essentially, his theme is that such corporations are really only interested in bottom-line profit, not any moral concerns, and if there's a way for them to increase their profit without having to worry about such concerns as safety, morality or even whether the product works (such as, say, if they've bought and paid for all the lawmakers who might intervene and restrain them), then they won't hesitate to follow it.
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Cute Bruiser: The Female. Note that she's only "cute" in appearance. Actually she is shown to become this more literally near the end, as the Frenchman's efforts to deal with her explosive anger bear fruit. She is even shown laughing out loud when it is revealed Hughie trying to get fap material of Queen Maeve may have ended up giving them a lead on Black Noir.
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Good People Have Good Sex: Let's go through the list, shall we? Butcher and Rayner: Openly dislike each other, and have loud and colorfully expressive hate sex. Almost any notable super: Completely no-holds-barred hedonistic promiscuity, usually either with prostitutes, each other, or just about anything else with a pulse, consent not always a given. To a certain degree averted with Tek-Knight, who compulsively has sex with or tries to have sex with men, animals or even inanimate objects, but his behavior turns out to be caused by a massive brain tumor. Hughie and Annie: Arguably the two nicest characters in the entire comic, and they enjoy a healthy, supportive relationship and their sexual encounters are intimate and mutually pleasurable.
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Dying Alone: Vas. Billy was certain the third rocket killed him, so he left, leaving Vas to bleed out.
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Tek-Knight is a relatively nice guy who even dies heroically, saving a mother and child from a wheelbarrow-full of bricks falling from a construction site (though he has a pretty awesome Dying Dream of saving the world from an asteroid by fucking it back into space.) It's even revealed that his recent bouts of unwilling hypersexuality were caused by a fist-sized brain tumor.
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Death Equals Redemption
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Death Equals Redemption: Before Queen Maeve gets killed by The Homelander, she manages to save Starlight from getting killed too, although it's in her usual blunt and cynical manner.
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The Dog Bites Back
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The Dog Bites Back: Archer Leader, the unnamed USAF pilot who could have prevented 9/11, but was called off by Vic The Veep, returns with a planeload of anti-supe missiles during the coup attempt in issue 65. Hughie is the one to finally take down A-Train for his callous, accidental murder of Robin and what he tried to do to Annie.
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Strawman News Media
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Strawman News Media: After the President has his face ripped off by a wolverine, Fox News Channel claims the parents of the kid who brought it were Democrats.
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Evil, Inc.
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One of the series' major recurring elements explores the all-consuming power of an amoral Mega-Corp that is willing to do absolutely anything in order to ensure the security of its bottom line.
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French Jerk / int_9e7f8a9c
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Gag Penis / int_9e7f8a9c
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Gargle Blaster / int_9e7f8a9c
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Giant Mook / int_9e7f8a9c
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Goggles Do Nothing / int_94b4367c
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Good People Have Good Sex / int_9e7f8a9c
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Government Agency of Fiction / int_94b4367c
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Hammer and Sickle / int_9e7f8a9c
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Hates Being Touched / int_94b4367c
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He Knows Too Much / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Hero Insurance / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Heroes Love Dogs / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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High-Class Call Girl / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Horny Vikings / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Huddle Shot / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Human Weapon / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Identically Powered Team / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Ignored Epiphany / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Incompetence, Inc. / int_94b4367c
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Internal Death Squad / int_9e7f8a9c
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Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Last Disrespects / int_9e7f8a9c
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Light Is Good / int_9e7f8a9c
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Lover, Not a Fighter / int_94b4367c
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Ludicrous Gibs / int_9e7f8a9c
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Madness Mantra / int_9e7f8a9c
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Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex / int_9e7f8a9c
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Memetic Psychopath / int_9e7f8a9c
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Modern Minstrelsy / int_9e7f8a9c
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More Deadly Than the Male / int_9e7f8a9c
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Moses in the Bulrushes / int_9e7f8a9c
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Motivational Lie / int_9e7f8a9c
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Muggles Do It Better / int_94b4367c
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Nerves of Steel / int_9e7f8a9c
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One-Word Vocabulary / int_94b4367c
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Pants-Positive Safety / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Parental Fashion Veto / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Phlebotinum Dependence / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Phony Veteran / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Pokémon Speak / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Post-9/11 Terrorism Movie / int_9e7f8a9c
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Power Perversion Potential / int_9e7f8a9c
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Premature Empowerment / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Private Military Contractors / int_94b4367c
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Promiscuity After Rape / int_9e7f8a9c
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Promoted to Scapegoat / int_9e7f8a9c
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Propaganda Hero / int_9e7f8a9c
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Psychic Radar / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Psycho for Hire / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Psycho Prototype / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Psycho Serum / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Puberty Superpower / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Punch a Wall / int_94b4367c
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Reed Richards Is Useless / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Reliably Unreliable Guns / int_9e7f8a9c
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Reluctant Psycho / int_9e7f8a9c
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Rule of Seven / int_94b4367c
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Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers! / int_9e7f8a9c
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Semper Fi / int_9e7f8a9c
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Shabby Heroes, Well-Dressed Villains / int_9e7f8a9c
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Shallow Parody / int_9e7f8a9c
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Shoot Everything That Moves / int_9e7f8a9c
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Shooting Superman / int_9e7f8a9c
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Shoulders of Doom / int_94b4367c
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Sleeping with the Boss / int_94b4367c
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Smug Super / int_94b4367c
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Speak Ill of the Dead / int_94b4367c
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Static Character / int_94b4367c
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Straw Civilian / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Strip Poker / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Super Hearing / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Superhero / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Super Prototype / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Super Serum / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Super Speed / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Super Supremacist / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Super Zeroes / int_9e7f8a9c
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Superpower Disability / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Takes One to Kill One / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Tear Off Your Face / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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The Alleged Car / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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The Butcher / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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The Enemy Weapons Are Better / int_9e7f8a9c
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The Killer in Me / int_94b4367c
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The Reliable One / int_94b4367c
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The Spook / int_94b4367c
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The Teetotaler / int_94b4367c
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Too Fast to Stop / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Trainstopping / int_9e7f8a9c
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Transgender / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Twenty-Fifth Amendment / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Tyke-Bomb / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Underling with an F in PR / int_9e7f8a9c
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Undignified Death / int_9e7f8a9c
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Unfulfilled Purpose Misery / int_9e7f8a9c
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Unskilled, but Strong / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Van Helsing Hate Crimes / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Violent Glaswegian / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Vodka Drunkenski / int_9e7f8a9c
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Walk on Water / int_9e7f8a9c
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Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma / int_9e7f8a9c
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Weapon Tombstone / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Weird Historical War / int_94b4367c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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West Coast Team / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Where Everybody Knows Your Flame / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Comic Book)
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Why We Are Bummed Communism Fell / int_9e7f8a9c
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You Meddling Kids / int_9e7f8a9c
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You Need to Get Laid / int_9e7f8a9c
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Your Head A-Splode / int_9e7f8a9c
 The Boys (Music)
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The Boys (Comic Book)
 theboys
sameAs
The Boys (Comic Book)
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Baguette Beatdown / int_9e7f8a9c
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Husky Russkie / int_9e7f8a9c