History YMMV / TheBoys

10th Oct '16 10:23:21 PM eaterofworlds
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: After reading several of the other tropes, is it really that hard to believe?
2nd Sep '16 1:09:54 AM CaptainTedium
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* {{Anvilicious}}

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* {{Anvilicious}}{{Anvilicious}}: The comic is quite unbearably preachy about its message that superheroes suck. Of course, this ''is'' Creator/GarthEnnis we're talking about.



* {{Squick}}

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* {{Squick}}{{Squick}}: Assloads of it. For starters, we have a lot of gruesome violence and one of the characters is a grown man who needs his mother's breast milk to survive.
28th Aug '16 3:38:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: So [[YanksWithTanks an American]], [[BritsWithBattleships a Brit]], [[GaulsWithGrenades a Frenchman]] and a [[RedsWithRockets nostalgic Russian]] [[CurbStompBattle beat the shit out of a]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]]? Nah, I'm sure [[WorldWarTwo there's no deeper meaning to it...]] This was actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the scene itself. [[spoiler:The Boys quite cheerfully inform Stormfront that, while yes, they are representing the Allies, they are going to let the beat down be done by a representative of the folks who did it to the Germans in 1945: Cue Love Sausage!]]

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: So [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks an American]], [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships a Brit]], [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades a Frenchman]] and a [[RedsWithRockets [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets nostalgic Russian]] [[CurbStompBattle beat the shit out of a]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]]? Nah, I'm sure [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo there's no deeper meaning to it...]] This was actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the scene itself. [[spoiler:The Boys quite cheerfully inform Stormfront that, while yes, they are representing the Allies, they are going to let the beat down be done by a representative of the folks who did it to the Germans in 1945: Cue Love Sausage!]]
14th Jun '16 11:54:15 PM crazyrabbits
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* FridgeHorror: When Tek-Knight sent [[KidSidekick Laddio]] away to visit all the other super teams in a effort to keep himself from [[AnythingThatMoves involuntarily raping]] the boy, he explicitly said to even visit the [[HarmfulToMinors G-Men and all their spin-off teams.]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse We never see Laddio again after that.]]
3rd Jun '16 10:51:08 AM Thranx
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** This isn't exactly prescience on Ennis's part; Starfire's sexuality has been seesawing since her introduction, mainly depending on whether DC is marketing her towards younger teens or adult readers.
7th Jan '16 2:04:16 AM JulianLapostat
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Marshal Law'' and Alan Moore's superhero satires in ''Miracleman'' and ''Watchmen''.
2nd Dec '15 6:40:30 AM Farnham
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** WordOfGod says that this is intentional, partly because his introspective brooding and doubt what allows Hughie to retain his humanity and thus ultimately stand out as the good guy amidst a crowd of violently sociopathic monsters, and also because, well, realistically everyone has character flaws that they're just incapable of getting over, and Hughie's just happens to be self-pity.

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** WordOfGod says that this is intentional, partly because his introspective brooding and doubt is what allows Hughie to retain his humanity and thus ultimately stand out as the good guy amidst a crowd of violently sociopathic monsters, and also because, well, realistically everyone has character flaws that they're just incapable of getting over, and Hughie's just happens to be self-pity.
3rd May '15 10:03:35 AM DoctorNemesis
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** WordOfGod says that this is intentional, partly because his introspective brooding and doubt what allows Hughie to retain his humanity and thus ultimately stand out as the good guy amidst a crowd of violently sociopathic monsters, and also because, well, realistically everyone has character flaws that they're just incapable of getting over, and Hughie's just happens to be self-pity.
29th Apr '15 7:33:15 PM CL
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** John Godolkin, a twisted Expy of [[Franchise/XMen Professor Charles Xavier]], runs his own special, private academy for "special" children. However, unlike [[ComicBook/XMen Professor X]], Godolkin simply kidnaps the children and convinces them they're special, never allowing them to go home again. The children are injected with a formula to give them powers and fill out Godolkin's many teams. However, between the ages of 6 and 9, Godolkin begins molesting the children and has the older children join in. Any who prove too troublesome are simply [[WouldHurtAChild eliminated]].

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** John Godolkin, a twisted Expy of [[Franchise/XMen Professor Charles Xavier]], runs his own special, private academy for "special" children. However, unlike [[ComicBook/XMen Professor X]], Godolkin simply kidnaps the children and convinces them they're special, never allowing them to go home again. The children are injected with a formula to give them powers and fill out Godolkin's many teams. However, between the ages of 6 six and 9, nine, Godolkin begins molesting the children and has the older children join in. Any who prove too troublesome are simply [[WouldHurtAChild eliminated]].
29th Apr '15 7:32:14 PM CL
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** John Godolkin, a twisted Expy of [[Franchise/XMen Professor Charles Xavier]], runs his own special, private academy for "special" children. However, unlike [[ComicBook/XMen Professor X]], Godolkin simply kidnaps the children and convinces them they're special, never allowing them to go home again. The children are injected with a formula to give them powers and fill out Godolkin's many teams. However, between the ages of 6 and 9, Godolkin begins molesting the children and has the older children join in. Any who prove too troublesome are simply [[WouldHurtAChild eliminated]]. Even in the dark world of ''The Boys'', Godolkin stands out as utterly twisted.

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** John Godolkin, a twisted Expy of [[Franchise/XMen Professor Charles Xavier]], runs his own special, private academy for "special" children. However, unlike [[ComicBook/XMen Professor X]], Godolkin simply kidnaps the children and convinces them they're special, never allowing them to go home again. The children are injected with a formula to give them powers and fill out Godolkin's many teams. However, between the ages of 6 and 9, Godolkin begins molesting the children and has the older children join in. Any who prove too troublesome are simply [[WouldHurtAChild eliminated]]. Even in the dark world of ''The Boys'', Godolkin stands out as utterly twisted.



** And ''how'' did Butcher train his dog to bone on command?



* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Homelander]] settled [[spoiler:himself]] in the ''Believe'' arc, issue 46, The Muller family had just won the BELIEVE meeting prizes, a new shining car and a dinner with [[spoiler:Homelander]], the hero was kind enough to take the car and family flying to their reserved tables; that was what the family thought, the "Superhero" took the Mullers for their [[spoiler:final ride as he dropped the car, already above the clouds with the family screaming in fear, in cold blood while revealing that the BELIEVE meeting was just a farce.]]
** Then there was that time with [[spoiler:him eating babies and hearts, laughing no less...]]
*** As of issue 65, [[spoiler: the above was a subversion. That was Black Noir.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Homelander]] settled [[spoiler:himself]] in casually kills the ''Believe'' arc, issue 46, The Muller family family, who had just won the BELIEVE meeting prizes, a new shining car and a dinner with [[spoiler:Homelander]], him, by dropping them from the hero was kind enough to take the car and family flying to sky, while belittling their reserved tables; that was what the family thought, the "Superhero" took the Mullers for their [[spoiler:final ride as he dropped the car, already above the clouds with the family screaming in fear, in cold blood while revealing beliefs, and telling them that the BELIEVE meeting contest they won was just a farce.]]
** Then there was that time with [[spoiler:him
farce. He's later shown eating babies and hearts, laughing no less...]]
*** As of issue 65, [[spoiler: the above was a subversion. That was Black Noir.]]
though that turned out to actually be [[spoiler:Black Noir]].



* NightmareFuel: Issue 63: [[CompleteMonster Homelander's]] [[SlasherSmile face]] after he [[spoiler: kills Queen Maeve and has Annie in his sights as a possible next target]]

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* NightmareFuel: Issue 63: [[CompleteMonster Homelander's]] Homelander's [[SlasherSmile face]] after he [[spoiler: kills Queen Maeve and has Annie in his sights as a possible next target]]
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