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- Affably Evil: See his last interactions with Vas, Mother's Milk and Hughie.
- All a Part of the Job: Besides wanting to take out The Homelander, this is the reason he joined, remained with and reformed The Boys. Billy loves nothing more than getting an opportunity to maim or murder a superhero.
- Badass Longcoat: Standard issue uniform for The Boys.
- Berserk Button: Superheroes, period. To the point where Billy was ready to assault Superduper because one of their members, The Klanker, accidentally called him a "fucking cunt" due to his Tourette's Syndrome.
- And now he's got to the point where he's decided to commit superhero genocide. And killed off Mothers Milk, Frenchie and Female just in case they try to stop him.
- Big Bad: With the deaths of the Homelander and Black Noir, Billy Butcher has become the main villain of the series.
- Big Brother Instinct: He feels this towards Hughie...for all his manipulation and lies, he was truly sincere about his friendship with him.
- Crusading Widower: Practically the only reason why he's bothered to even stay alive: Find and kill the supe responsible for his beloved Becky's death.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Like you wouldn't fucking believe. Abusive dad, fighting in the Falklands, losing his wife via rape-induced pregnancy and premature birth of a super-fetus... Butcher has a Dark And Troubled LIFE.
- Empowered Badass Normal: He was a nightmare in combat to begin with - of the "brutalize and terrorize entire bars full of toughs into submission" level. A shot of Compound V simply enabled him to do the same to all but a handful of superhumans.
- Expy: Arguably he is one of The Punisher. They have similar back stories and motivations for their chosen targets because of their losses. It can also be considered a Deconstruction of the character as well considering how messed up in the head you'd have to be to do what they do.
- Fauxreigner: Pretends to be American in case he needs to fool someone, although he admits his Yank accent is crap.
- Genocide from the Inside: His ultimate goal is to kill everyone who has been exposed to Compound V or has it in their system, despite the fact that it would mean killing all his closest friends and millions of non-supes as well.
- Hell Has New Management: Hughie's final verdict of him. And since Hughie's not one for over-or-understatement, he's pretty much stating that he's 100% sure Butcher has already conquered Hell and is now very happily settled into his new job of torturing rapists and murderers for all eternity.Starlight: What about the guy, the one in charge?
Hughie: He's in hell. Kickin' the fuck out o' the devil.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Played with; he admits this about himself in Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker. Billy was well on his way to being a violent sociopath until he met his wife Becky. Once she died, Mallory set him back on the fast-track to this by recruiting him into The Boys.
- In the Blood: It's all but stated that Billy is a high-functioning psychotic, and that he inherited the trait from his father - the only difference being that Billy could be talked down by someone compassionate enough, while his father simply treated compassion as weakness. When intensely stressed, he literally dissociates from his actions and is incapable of controlling himself;Butcher: ...that feelin' I get sometimes, whenever I really fuckin' go for it. ...Like I'm somewhere else, watchin' it happen.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Comes off as this if you're feeling generous.
- Manipulative Bastard: Played with. He will say or do anything it takes to to get the results he wants. When it comes to recruiting Wee Hughie he's no different, but he does seem to have genuine affection for him although that doesn't stop him from plotting to use Hughie as a soldier and a way into The Seven via Starlight.
- Morality Chain: His wife Becky.
- Morality Pet: Has a literal one in Terror. Hughie also qualifies as one; the only reason he fails to wipe out superhumans is because when Hugie almost falls of the Empire State Building, Billy reaches out to save him, causing both of them to fall in such a way that Butcher is unable to activate his bombs).
- Noble Bigot: Constantly mocks gay and transgender people, calls Americans "Septics" (Septic Tank = Yank) and (like many Brits) refers to Chinese food as "Chinky", but doesn't actually hate anyone other than supers ľ after all, he's happy to work with the Japanese Female and African-American Mother's Milk. Despite his sociopathic tendencies, he has an easy charm that allows him to get on well with almost anyone. He actually despises Rayner because he sees her as racist towards Middle Easterners.
- Not So Different: For all his talk about hating superheroes and what they do, as Hughie himself notes of his final plan to kill all those with Compound V in their system, he's ultimately no different from a supervillain.
- Poisonous Friend: When he begins to suspect Hughie of being a spy for The Seven after catching him with Annie outside the Flatiron, he immediately hatches a plan to keep Hughie out of the way by sending him to monitor Superduper after Malchemical joins their ranks.
- Sleeping with the Boss: He's sleeping with Rayner, though it's not so much a relationship as it is vitriolic, mutually self-imposed hatesex.
- Spot of Tea: Butcher's partial to a nice cup of tea."When you're done we can go in and you can have your girl make me a nice cuppa tea. Proper tea, Monkey. Not that shit with a fuckin' tampon string in it you Septics think is tea."— Billy Butcher, The Boys "The Name of The Game."
- Team Killer: He ends up killing Mallory, Vogelbaum, Mother's Milk, Frenchie and The Female. The only one he spares is Hughie.
- Tranquil Fury: Displays this when he goes off to murder Jack From Jupiter when he thinks Jack killed his dog Terror.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In Butcher's case, Played With. He wasn't exactly a nice guy early in his life. But he gradually became a better person when he met his wife, Becky. Then she got raped by Homelander, really Black Noir. And then she died when the child crawled out of her womb. He's implied to have Death Seeker tendencies, and in issue 65 after Black Noir and Homelander are dead, he admits, with tears in his eyes, that Becky would loathe what he has become.
- Berserk Button: Is easily angered by people abusing others (after learning the truth about the G Men he's the one to advocate fighting the G Men head on, and is willing to take on Malchemical in a battle to the death to protect Superduper from him).
- Butt Monkey: Uh, yeah.
- Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Intentionally designed to resemble Simon Pegg.
- Dating Catwoman: Has no idea that Annie is Starlight and a member of The Seven. For a while, anyway. He doesn't take it well when he finds out.
- Family Relationship Switcheroo: It's heavily implied though never actually stated that Hughie's mentally handicapped "Auntie Mary" was actually his mother. Part of the implication is shared Butt Monkey characteristics; the last time Hughie saw the poor woman was after she released a seventeen-foot-long tapeworm into the toilet, an experience that not only left Hughie unable to speak for an entire year, but permanently put her in assisted care.
- The Heart
- Hypocrite: Takes issue with the fact Annie lied to him when he himself also lied about what he did (though unlike others he actually realizes this and apologizes for this at the same time he comes clean.)
- Ignored Epiphany: Turns his back on Starlight and leaves her despite knowing that it's the wrong thing to do. He later changes his mind though.
- Kid Detective/Snooping Little Kid: As a child.
- The Mole: Goes undercover investigating G-Whiz. Butcher also later sends him to infiltrate Super Duper, while simultaneously trying to see if Hughie is actually a mole planted inside the Boys.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Thanks to Compound V.
- Na´ve Newcomer: Arrives naive; Butcher makes sure this doesn't last long. It is subverted later, as Butcher realizes that Hughie never actually became desensitized to the violence and retains an air of innocence and naivete and in the end, Butcher realizes that this makes Hughie vastly more admirable than him.
- Reluctant Warrior: Flip-flops between this and lashing out violently when facing Supes.
- Replacement Goldfish: He realizes that he is this for Butcher's younger brother Lenny, who had died in a car crash.
- Token Good Teammate
- Afro Asskicker
- Good Is Not Nice: At all. Well, if you're a Supe, or his vile estranged wife. Otherwise he's pleasant to be around.
- Papa Wolf: Averted. He doesn't get the chance to go Overprotective Dad on the people who put his daughter in a porn film, Billy got there first.
- The Reliable One: Butcher specifically cites him as the guy holding the group together, he's the best investigator/detective of the group, and once Mallory was gone, the only sane one before Hughie was brought on.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His name? It's because he gets his V-powers from suckling on his mother's milk. And he has to go back periodically or he not only loses them, but starts starving.
- Bald of Awesome
- Berserk Button: Disparage the French at your own risk.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Is completely nuts. He might even be delusional about his nationality.
- Dying Declaration of Love: To the Female, before Butcher's bomb explodes.
- Goggles Do Nothing: He lowers them when in a fight, but otherwise they don't seem to serve a purpose.
- Killed Off for Real: Although those two familiar bunches of floating balloons in the final scene hint that he and the Female may have survived.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: At various points, he calls people "wanker" or "mum." This, coupled with his enrollment in the French Foreign Legion and his frequently inaccurate Gratuitous French, hints that he's actually a really crazy Brit.
- Poirot Speak
- Shame If Something Happened: How he gets the Mafia to cancel their current and future contracts with The Female.
The Female (of the Species)
- Ax-Crazy: To the point where she goes into withdrawal if she hasn't hurt someone in a while. That said, she struggles against her nature every second of every day, and Frenchie tries to help her avoid hurting anyone.
- Cute Bruiser
- Hates Being Touched: Vas apparently lost two fingers finding this one out.
- Lightning Bruiser: Stronger and faster than the other Boys, and most superheroes as well.
- Little Miss Badass
- Killed Off for Real: Although those two familiar bunches of floating balloons in the final scene hint that she and the Frenchman may have survived.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's only a teenager, and diminutive in stature, but lethally strong, fast and bloodthirsty.
- Psycho for Hire: Hires her skills to the mob so she can satisfy her need to kill people.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Said "basic skill" being not having the urge to kill at all times.
- The Silent Bob: Never says anything except in one very brief scene, but is nonetheless completely understood by the Frenchman.
Greg D. Mallory
- Fatal Flaw: As Hughie points out at the end of their talk, Mallory still thinks of himself and everything he did with dignity and honor, never really acknowledging that he's really no different then someone like V.A. in dealing with people or like Butcher in brutality.
- Fauxreigner: When following Hughie back in Scotland after he leaves The Boys temporarily. Hughie notes however that he does a highly convincing English accent.
- Killed Off for Real: Somebody, presumably Butcher, hunts him down and kills him off-panel late in the series.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Not forever, but a very long time thanks to Compound V. Or at least until he's presumably killed by an off-panel assailant.
- Amazon Chaser: Hughie finds a bunch of photographs of him and Maeve in coitus, with Legend displaying extreme joy at the time.
- Artificial Limbs: Has artificial legs.
- Dirty Old Man: Hughie first meets him as he's getting a blowjob from a hooker.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The Legend is quite obviously a fictional version of Stan Lee. He even has a monologue that alludes to the famous feud between Lee and Jack Kirby on who really created the iconic Marvel characters of the 1960s.
- Mr. Exposition
- A God Am I/Blasphemous Boast: Before he casually kills a Christian family he was supposed to be taking to dinner, he tells them that God is imaginary, and that "the only man in the sky is me".
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Superman and (somewhat) Captain America.
- Ax-Crazy: Although he only became this way because he believed he had committed Black Noir's crimes.
- Beware the Superman
- Eats Babies: Although Black Noir was the actual culprit. Until the final showdown, everyone else believed Homelander did it—including Homelander himself.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: As the Muller family finds out, to their peril.
- Flying Brick: He can fly, has super-strength, is nearly indestructible and shoots laser beams out of his eyes.
- Gaslighting: Courtesy of Black Noir.
- Lack of Empathy
- My God, What Have I Done?: Underneath it all he still has a molecular speck of a conscious, enough to be privately sickened (to the point of vomiting and uttering the trope name word for word) by what he has become and started doing.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: Possibly the shining example in the series. Homelander is an expert at putting up an appealing front to mask his psychotic and megalomaniacal tendencies.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: After The Deep punches out the windshield on the plane they're trying to rescue on 9/11, he says: "Oh, fucking nigger! Fucking nigger!"
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: They mean he's trying very hard not to incinerate you with laser vision, or that you're toast.
- Sanity Slippage: Heavily implied to be on the verge of a mental breakdown, as shown by his constant mood swings and the fact that he talks to his reflection in the mirror.
- Shaggy Dog Story: He decides to become an amoral ▄bermensch because he thinks he has already killed and raped innocent people, even though he has no memory of that happening. Turns out the reason he can't remember those things is that he didn't do them—it was Black Noir, his clone.
- Smug Super: The root of all his self-aggrandizing, homicidal, and sociopathic behavior. Homelander likes to play "Hot or Cold" by reading the subject's body temperature and heart rate while taunting them about the things he's done to them or their loved ones.
- The Sociopath: Ironically, he only becomes this because he believed he had committed the crimes that were actually done by Black Noir.
- Superpower Lottery: Is considered the strongest Supe on the planet, and for good reason.
- ▄bermensch: In his own mind, anyway.
- Villainous Breakdown: Stillwell seems to instigate these the most with him. Has an even bigger one after learning that Black Noir was the one who committed the atrocities that led to him believing he was beyond redemption and might as well be evil, meaning that every atrocity he committed was unnecessary.
- Villain with Good Publicity
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Ironically enough, may count as of issue 65. It turns out that he only got to this point because of atrocities he thought he committed, believing that he was far beyond saving. In truth, Black Noir, who turns out to be his clone, committed several of these crimes (including the baby eating) in an attempt to get Homelander to the point where he could perform his purpose: to kill Homelander.
- The Alcoholic: The 9/11 disaster took a huge toll on her and seemed to loss all the passion she once had for her job, turning to drink as a result. Now she doesn't care at all about world affairs "as long as she's got enough gin inside her".
- Alternate Company Equivalent: of Wonder Woman.
- Broken Bird: Implied to have been an idealist like Starlight before the 9/11 disaster and her sexual trick with the Black Noir by the Homelander, who she was in love with at the time.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Slowly but surely.
- Defector from Decadence: With Starlight, or at least she tries to, before Homelander decapitates her.
- Empty Shell: "I just want to live inside myself."
- The Hedonist: Sleeps with bodybuilders two at a time when she isn't downing gallons of alcohol.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She helped Starlight to escape from The Seven's HQ after Homelander showed up to kill them both just for kicks
- The Mole: Is the source of info for The Boys.
- Off with Her Head!: Homelander effortlessly punched her head off her shoulders.
- Token Good Teammate: She's far kinder than the rest of the Seven, and genuinely regrets the events of 9/11.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Starlight. Maeve seemed to be in good terms with her, despite both of them openly stating that they don't like each other very much.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Batman. And of Superboy.
- Always a Bigger Fish: Is even stronger than the Homelander, because he was created to kill him.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Even the other members of The Seven are scared of him, excluding Homelander, obviously. And Queen Maeve.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Noir means 'Black' in French.
- The Quiet One: Until his final big reveal, he only spoke in one instance, and that's when he was at Herogasm and shoved his thumb up Wee Hughie's ass, saying "Good soldier, good soldier" after catching him.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Threatens Starlight when she refuses to accept her new makeover and origin.
- The Reveal: He's a Homelander clone, and behind most of his atrocities, including raping Butcher's wife.
- Worse: The fact that Homelander thought he was doing those deeds himself and couldn't remember it wrecked such havoc with his brain that he, as Butcher put it, basically turned into 'a complete fucking psychopath by accident.'
- Oh, and the entire reason for his existence is that he's the only supe with the power to end The Homelander. Not being given permission to do so whenever he had the opportunity is what made him completely insane.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Aquaman.
- Believing Their Own Lies: Appears to either be this or an extreme version of Kayfabe. When alone in the HQ of The Seven with A-Train, A-Train asks him a question and he begins answering with something that relates to the background of the Victory Comics character based on him, namely that he can never remove his helmet due to "the Atlantean curse".
- Black Dude Dies First: Averted. He's actually the only member of the Seven (apart from Annie) to survive the series. At the end, he turns up (poorly disguised) in a new superhero group being formed by Vought American.
- Butt Monkey
- Enemy Mine: Suggests the Boys and the Seven do this after they're set up to wipe each other out. Everyone around him treats him like an idiot for it.
- The Faceless: His face is almost always covered up by his old time diving helmet.
- Flat Character: Has the least screen time and characterization of all The Seven. Probably Ennis commenting on Aquaman's (lack of) relevance in the grand scheme of things.
- Harmless Villain: He's never actually shown to do anything particularly villainous, and when The Homelander puts his Evil Plan into motion, he decides the best of course of action is to get out and have nothing to do with it. As a result, he's the only member of the Seven (besides Starlight) who doesn't get killed.
- Only Sane Man: He's a hedonist but a lot more sane then the rest of his teammates.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Facing the impeding war with The Boys courtesy of the Homelander he left the The Seven's HQ, advising A-Train to take his copy of the Seven's merchandising contract and lay low.
- Token Good Teammate: He's done dubious things (he dropped a fellow hero in the bay with a hammerhead shark after the guy said he'd have sex with anything with a pulse) but is still less of an asshole than the others for the most part (though he was willing to allow Starlight to be raped).
- Token Minority: "The least black black man on the planet" as described by Jack from Jupiter.
Jack From Jupiter
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Martian Manhunter.
- The Hedonist: Likes to shoot heroin cut with Queen Maeve's vaginal mucus.
- Fetish: For pre-op transsexual prostitutes.
- Only Sane Man: Tries to talk down A-Train and The Lamplighter from doing stupid things, to varying degrees of success.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He opposes the antics of A-Train and Lamplighter because they're doing it a way that's stupid and reckless rather than because of a conscience (he tells A-Train he can rape Starlight after she leaves the team).
- Politically Incorrect Villain: "Fuck off, Wonder-Tits! So what's gonna happen to me now, am I gonna get exiled? Me and the nigger from Teenage Kix, and Michael Fucking Richards?"
- Nigh Invulnerable: When he says his magic word, becomes completely invulnerable. So when Billy kills him, he has to choke him with one hand so he's can't talk and stab him with the other.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Wally West.
- Attempted Rape: Tried to get his way with Starlight. Got temporary blinded in one eye for his troubles.
- Catchphrase: "Can't stop the A-Train—!"
- Dirty Coward: When he and Hughie meet again he's reduced to begging for his life and sobbing.
- Off with Her Head!: Hughie, who already hated A-Train for killing his former girlfriend, kicked his head off after hearing him talking about Starlight.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Facing the impeding war with The Boys courtesy of the Homelander he left the The Seven's HQ, saying "I am gonna check into the Mandarin, chill for a couple weeks."
- Super Speed: His main power. His lack of control over it leads to tragic results.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Power Girl
- Break the Cutie: From her audition with the Seven onwards.
- Ms. Fanservice: Is often naked, and not always in horrific situations.
- The Pollyanna: For all of a few pages. Then she meets Homelander, A-Train, and Black Noir. It's all downhill from there.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Hal Jordan
- Came Back Wrong: Returned as a braindead zombie prone to soiling himself. Currently locked up somewhere in The Seven's HQ, where the other supers took turns cleaning his mess.
- Villainous Breakdown: Did not take the news that The Boys were going to blackmail The Seven over their 9/11 rescue catastrophe well at all, so he murdered Mallory's granddaughters as revenge.
- Would Hurt a Child
James Stillwell, the Unnamed Vought-American Executive
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Dissonant Serenity: Is completely calm at all times. Even when he's being threatened with dismemberment by the Homelander.
- Even Evil Has Standards: One of the only times in the whole series he shows any emotional reaction is when he hears that Godolkin is training another Pre-Wiz.
- This is debatable however, as it's possible that he's more concerned about the obvious security risk this adds on top of everything else that has happened.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Is willing to terminate the G-Men when it becomes clear that Godolkin's antics will inevitably get exposed; he also offers the Frenchman medical treatment to show Butcher that he's serious about making a deal.
- Pyrrhic Villainy: Stillwell and (more or less) his corporation survive the proceedings relatively unscathed, but the uselessness of the superhero process is implied to have broken him.
- Repeat What You Just Said: When Jimmy The One accidentally spills the beans about Homelander's plan to take over the government going into effect.
- The Unfettered: To a degree so frightening that it disturbs even the members of The Seven, who could obliterate him with no effort.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he finally realizes that Superheros are no longer profitable after Homelander's failed coup, he actually grows a sad face and has to lean on a window to stay propped up from falling down. Considering that he's been emotionless and calm for the entire series up to this point, it's actually major breakdown for him.
- Villainous Rescue: Ends up saving The Boys from the G-Men, though in this case he just happened to be making his move.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Expresses sympathy towards people like Hugie after learning their circumstances and why they joined.
- Only Sane Man: Was the first person in years since 9/11 to even suggest that it might not be worth training Black Noir to fly a plane because of his unpredictable nature. Also points out that they fail to properly compensate the people who get hurt by superheroes, which creates more people like The Boys.
- Promoted to Scapegoat: It turns out the entire reason Stillwell promoted her and brought her in the know about the Superhero division is to make her a scapegoat should any serious fallback occur to the company, which occurs after Homelander's failed coup.
- Villainous Breakdown: The last moment we see of her in the comic, is realizing how Stillwell played her for a fool and is going to take all the public blame towards the company after Homelander's coup, and all she could do is rip her hair out and scream.
United States Government
Robert "Dakota Bob" Schafer
- Facial Horror: Gets his face clawed off by a wolverine.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He never interacts with the team on panel, but he certainly comes off as cool, competent, courageous, conscientious and principled, if ruthless and reactionary.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: His solution to the problem the real life US has with bombing/attacking Pakistan is solved by him bribing the Pakistani government into letting the US do whatever it wants.
Susan L. Rayner
- Convicted by Public Opinion: Hughie screws up her campaign by playing a recording of her having sex with Butcher.
- Establishing Character Moment: Why Butcher hates her; their first meeting was November 1st, 2001, and she appeared euphoric at the news of airstrikes in Pakistan - and a lot of them were "accidentally" hitting targets in Afghanistan. He knew that the CIA had spent much of The '80s there, teaching and arming the locals to fight Dirty Communists - locals who would later become the Taliban.note
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Butcher. Except the "Kiss" part is vigorous hate-sex.
Kessler, A.K.A "Monkey"
- A Date with Rosie Palms: He was "in the act" during his introduction.
- Attempted Rape: He tried to assault a paraplegic former athlete. She started kicking his ass and then Butcher intervened.
- Butt Monkey: Being nicknamed "Monkey" could be seen as a unintentional Lampshade Hanging. Then he became this literally, after being raped by Terror under Butcher's command.
- Then there's where he got the nickname in the first place. Which is to say, getting skull-fucked in both ears by monkeys.
- Fetish: He seems to have a thing for female paraplegics, which led to the events described above.
- Groin Attack: The typical way he's greeted by Butcher.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: After Rayner leaves the CIA to focus on her political career, Kessler takes over and decides that the Boys will now be adressing more than just expense accounts. It lasts for just one visit, after which he is rescued from a well-deserved beating by Butcher who restores the status quo.
Victor K. "Vic the Veep" Neuman
- The Ditz: Playing fetch with his dog is beyond his mental capacity.
- Man Child: Is obsessed with sex and superheroes.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Try mixing Arnold Schwarzenegger with Dan Quayle's personality, George W. Bush's speech pattern, and someone with Down's Syndrome, and you have Vic.
- Too Dumb to Live: Is described as having "a single-digit IQ."
- Blackmail: The Boys blackmail the entire team with incriminating photos.
- Depraved Bisexual: While the male members of the team are all seen screwing women, they also have sex with each other... without the others knowing.
- The Hedonist: All of them, which made the above mentioned blackmail easier.
- Your Cheating Heart
- Hidden Depths: Actually shows some degree of tactical ability....not that it helps him.
- Gay Panic: In-Universe: Comes up when Butcher releases blackmail pics of the team, which include him giving oral sex to a fellow team member.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Hates Irish people.
- The Scapegoat: He is booted from the team to save all of them from the fallout of the blackmail
- Twofer Token Minority: Black and gay (well, bi, but the public doesn't know that).
- Wolf Man: Looks vaguely doglike.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of X-23.
- More likely of Scandal Savage from the Secret Six, of which the Teenage Kix are based off of.
- The Chick: she is the only female member and acted as a voice of reason when the blackmail came out.
- Dark Chick: Despite this, she does nothing to discourage the team's bad behavior beforehand.
- Back from the Dead: he is killed by Hughie in his first appearance, only to be revived a few issues later.
- Politically Incorrect Hero
- Secret Legacy: He is the biological son of Queen Maeve and The Legend, who sent him off to an Irish orphanage, probably to avoid scandal. Whether he knows this is never addressed
- Those Two Guys: With Blarney Cock.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Judge Dredd.
- Ass Shove: One photo shows a prostitute lubing up his gun. We find out where it's going later.
- Gun Nut: One of the reasons he couldn't have been fired is all his NRA sponsorships.
- Squick: In-Universe: His teammates are rather disgusted that he likes havig his gun shoved up his ass then licking his shit off it.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Thor and Captain Marvel.
- Jerk Ass: Even without his racism he's still a colossal asshole. Even when Soldier Boy won leadership fair and square Stormfront still acted like he was in charge.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He was a member of Hitler Youth. It's kind of a given.
- Those Wacky Nazis
- The Worf Effect: He's built up as a Supe nearly on The Homelander's level, and repeatedly demonstrates his lethality. He Curb Stomps Female when first introduced, and only left her alive to draw the others. He beats Mother's Milk bloody and breaks his arm, only breaking off his attack when Mother's Milk crushes his testicles. Butcher drives him off by throwing broken glass in his eyes—but is just as helpless when forced into a straight-up fight. None of this means a damn thing when The Boys purposefully re-enact WWII: the Brits (Butcher) slow him down long enough for the Americans (Mother's Milk) to blindside him, which in turn gives the French (The Frenchman) a free shot, followed by the Russians (Vas the Love Sausage) blasting in and knocking him off his feet. Thus softened up, the Allies indulge in a good-old fashioned group bludgeoning.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Captain America.
- And This Is For...: Yells out a different state every time he does a Shield Bash.
- Believing Their Own Lies: A strong contender for most naive B-list super in the series. He apppears totally sold on the Kayfabe despite the obvious amorality of his peers. Exhibit A: Attends the Herogasm orgy where Homelander manipulates him into a sexual encounter every year. Soldier Boy fervently believes that his "worthiness" is being tested, and that one day he'll get to join the Seven.
- Bring My Brown Pants: He quickly wets himself before any real fighting starts, and prominently does this on a cover.
- Butt Monkey: In spades. He gets manipulated into having sex with the Homelander every year, is treated like garbage by everyone except Eagle the Archer and Tek Knight, has his authority undermined by Stormfront, has his nose bitten off, looses his nose when Terror steals it, gets captured by Billy, and is then tortured to death by Billy. Unsurprisingly, Garth Ennis is on record hating Captain America
- Dirty Coward
- Fake Ultimate Hero
- Legacy Character: Although almost nobody knows about it, he's not the first Soldier Boy.
- Take That: To Captain America
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Mostly of Batman, although there's some Iron Man mixed in too.
- Anything That Moves: Thanks to a tumor "the size of a fist" in his brain, he feels the urge to have sex with the closest thing to him.
- Badass Normal: Not badass enough to beat the Female, though.
- Dying Dream: Believes himself to have saved the world by ''fucking a giant asteroid to pieces before it could hit Earth, due to the brain tumor.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an asshole but he does have some redeeming traits (he commits a heroic sacrifice, sends his ward away so that he won't hurt him etc.)
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Hates gay people.
- Power Armor: Unlike most other supes, he's never been boosted by Compound V.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Robin.
- The Ditz: Even Tek-Knight claims he's an idiot.
- Innocent Fanservice Guy: Starts doing yoga stretches in front of Tek-Knight, who quickly sends him away before he ends up raping him.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of The Vision.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Subverted, as he's actually a human. Strangely, he is depicted with cyborg genitals in the Herogasm mini-series.
- Useless Useful Spell: He can detect other people's presence and their surface thoughts, but it doesn't get any more accurate than "they're in this room".
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Ant-Man.
- The Unintelligible: Never says anything except "BZZZZZZ!", to Soldier Boy's dismay.
Eagle The Archer
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Hawkeye, though his friendship with Batman expy Tek-Knight suggests some relation to Green Arrow as well.
- Domestic Abuser: Beat his girlfriend into a coma.
- The Mole: Served as one to Butcher in exchange for Butcher keeping quiet about his girlfriend beating.
- Posthumous Character: Never appears on screen (except for the 1945 version), and is dead by the time of the story.
The G-Men Franchise
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Charles Xavier.
- He Knows Too Much: Godolkin has no problem in ordering the death of his "beloved" students if there's a risk for his dark secret of being exposed.
- I Love the Dead: He wishes his dead students could come back to life, even after witnessing what happened to Nubia.
- Large Ham
- Mundane Made Awesome: Gives a long, flowery speech about the virtues of brunch.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Gets petulant when Vought tells him that they won't let him bring back anyone else in spite of their repeatedly explaining why it's a stupid and unethical thing to do.
- Too Dumb to Live: Ignores both the increasing irritation Vought has with his antics, and the entirely logical point that kidnapping more people makes it harder to cover things up.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Jean Grey.
- Driven to Suicide: Killing Nubia under Goldokin's orders was too much for her.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Cyclops.
- Jerk Ass
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Is highly misogynistic.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Iceman.
- An Ice Person
- Nice Guy: Even Critter (who's an asshole to everyone) genuinely likes him.
- Only Sane Man: The only member of the G-Men to question his role in maintaining the group's status quo.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of The Beast.
- Only Sane Man: Is the only member of the team to directly tell Godolkin that maybe they should stop kidnapping children, since the more people are added the harder it is to maintain the facade.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Constantly using homophobic slurs against Divine and Flamer, mocks members of G-Coast and G-Style for basically being black stereotypes incarnate.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Wolverine. Also wears a mask similar to Hawkman.
- Catchphrase: "Gonna!"
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Implied to have one, not unlike his inspiration.
- The Unintelligible: Only says his Catchphrase.
- Wolverine Claws: Averted, his forearms have been replaced with hammers.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Nightcrawler.
- Character Tic: Elongates the vowel sounds of random words. See below.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Talks about how Silver Kincaid "Shaaaaaaaved her genitals!"...at her funeral.
- Teleport Spam: Not spammy enough, though.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Storm.
- And I Must Scream: "Kill me"
- Black Girl Dies First
- Came Back Wrong: As an Empty Shell with a death wish.
- Token Minority
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Angel.
- Camp Gay
- Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much anything he has to say to Critter results in this.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Unlike most heroes, she genuinely cares about her charges and wants what is best for them.
- Team Mom: Pretty much the only thing holding the group together, but she doesn't seem bitter about it.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Possibly of Bouncing Boy
- Big Eater: Constantly eating something, likely due to his powers.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Has the ability to be really fat and...bounce.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Possibly of Matter-Eater Lad
- Big Eater: Tries and fails at this when he eats an entire serving of ice cream, spoon, container and all.
- Power Incontinence: After his mishap eating ice cream with his powers, he's out of commission for the rest of The Innocents arc.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Possibly of the Metal Men.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Due to his Tourette's Syndrome.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: He can turn into random useless metal objects.
- Flat Character: Has the least interaction out of all of Superduper.
- Blessed with Suck: In her own opinion, and rightfully so: "Powers? What kind of power is this, for goodness' sake? I mean what happens, do I just keep going until once a month I'm producing some kind of menstrual sausage—?"
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Kitty Pryde from the X-Men. Also looks a lot like Raven from the Teen Titans.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Power Incontinence: Constantly walks into walls, assuming she has control over her phasing powers at the time.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Metamorpho.
- Attempted Rape: Of the female members of Superduper. Fortunately for them he's stopped by Hughie and Butcher.
- Depraved Bisexual: Threatens to rape Wee Hughie to death.
- Intangible Man: Can turn into gas.
- Kill It with Fire: Butcher flicks a lighter while he's gaseous.
- Manipulative Bastard: Got kicked out of Team Titanic for impersonating the leader and having sex with his girlfriend.
- Smug Super: Nearly on The Homelander's level of smugness.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Freudian Excuse
- Younger Than They Look: She's only 12 despite looking to be in at least her late teens.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Nightwing. The resemblance was far closer when he first appeared on-panel, but he abruptly became a blond in the next issue.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to support gay rights but is actually homophobic.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: Big time. Though "Mean Actor" is a bit of an understatement, considering when Swingwing was actually "mean" he pushed a young gay man off of a roof who had confessed his love to him.
- Politically Incorrect Hero
Vasily "Vas" Vorishkin, "The Love Sausage"
- Badass Grandpa
- Biggus Dickus: "Fifteen inches of sheer dynamite." Of course, it's also a...
- Gag Penis: He's stopped by his own erection while chasing one of Little Nina's henchmen through a strip club.
- Gargle Blaster: Makes his own alcohol with freaking brake fluid. It actually works as a *poison* antidote; in Vas' own words, "This shit could probably kill AIDS virus."
- Husky Russkie
- Large Ham
- Made of Iron
- Nice Guy: He's probably one of the most genial and friendly people in the entire comic, to the point that even *Butcher* is fond of him, despite being a former Supe.
- Pedophile Priest: Implied by The Homelander that he rapes his wards, the Sidekick Twelve.
- Scary Black Man
- Villainous Breakdown: When he is confronted by the media asking for a statement on the leaked medical documents that confirm he rapes his sidekicks.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Of Doctor Strange.
- Silent Bob: Expresses himself exclusively with weird hand gestures and strange facial expressions.