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For questions about "The Boys", a series of comics published between 2006 and 2012, set in a world with superheroes corrupted by their fame. For the 2019 TV series, use the [the-boys-2019] tag instead. Use both tags when asking about both works.

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What's the deal with Tek Knight's adaptation from "The Boys" comic book series into "Gen V"?

In the original comics of The Boys, Tek Knight is clearly a parody of Iron Man. Like Iron Man, Tek Knight wears a high-tech armor suit that gives him enhanced abilities and weapons. Tek Knight is also ...
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Who are the characters on the cover of the Boys vol4, We gotta go now?

The below image is the cover of the Boys Volume 4, We gotta go now. Who are all the individual characters on the front cover.
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Is there an energy balance of Supe's activities?

In Season 3, Episode 2 of The Boys, A-Train says to Homelander that: But given the energy output he would need to have to be the world's fastest man, that seems rather low. For example, Michael ...
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What does Butcher say in The Boys when he's about to leave?

In the comics, Butcher often says something like Time to fuck off, Hughie when he means that it's time for them to go. But this does sound kind of off. I do remember that Butcher definitely uses &...
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Did Homelander bring Billy to his wife in the comics and why?

In the TV series, season 1 of The Boys Homelander brought Billy to his wife for some reason. Was it the same way in the comics? Why did he do so? And did relations of Homelander and Billy change after ...
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Was Homelander the first Supe?

As we learn late in Season 1 of The Boys... We also learn that Homelander was... From the conversation with Dr. Vogelbaum... So considering the "lesson learned' on Supes growing up it struck ...
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Do fictional superheroes exist in The Boys?

It appears that in the TV series The Boys, the superheroes started in the 70s. And I have heard that the backstory goes back to WWII in the case of the comic books (although I haven't read them). ...
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Why Didn't Hughie Kill A-Train When He Had the Chance?

In the Amazon Prime show, The Boys, the whole point of Hughie joining the team is to get revenge on A-Train for: and really just to kill Supes in general. However, in the 7th episode, when Kimiko ...
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What happens if a non-Supe uses this substance?

In The Boys, we learn of Vaught's which: What happens if a non-superhero uses this substance? I will accept answers as relate to either/both the comics and the Amazon Prime series.
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How do Homelander's powers differ from Superman?

I've only watched the first three episodes of The Boys on Amazon Prime, but we have Homelander who is an obvious analog to Superman. As far as I recall, so far we've seen him employ: (presumably) ...
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Are there any super villains in "The Boys"?

(I am only 3 episodes into The Boys, nor have I read the comics, so I don't know if this is answered later on). In The Boys (2019 TV series) it seems that the world has an immense number of ...
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What exactly is Red River in Garth Ennis's The Boys?

Throughout the story of The Boys by Garth Ennis, there are numerous mentions of so-called "Red River personnel," which are known to have infiltrated the U.S. Secret Service (Herogasm #4) and were ...
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