The Boys has Homelander, Starlight, and the rest of The Seven at the forefront, but here is every Super confirmed to exist and what their powers are.
Amazon’s The Boys is filled with superpowered people, both good and evil, and here’s a breakdown of every single Super the show has featured in seasons 1 and 2. The series takes place in a world where superheroes are a large business, where cities pay for their own Super and boost their marketability for movies, merchandise, and more. Although Hughie Campbell, Billy Butcher, and The Boys don’t have any superpowers, they go to war with the world’s biggest superhero team, The Seven.
This world of Supers is orchestrated by Vought International, a multi-billion dollar business responsible for founding The Seven. But, The Boys has revealed that Vought has an even bigger role in the superhero landscape than the public knows. Vought is responsible for the creation of Compound V, a formula that is given to select children shortly after they are born to provide them with superpowers. While the public believes that Supers are naturally chosen, The Boys secretly has Vought decide who should get powers. The best of the best become members of The Seven, while some become city-based heroes – and others are created as supervillains for The Seven to fight.
There might just be seven members of The Boys’ most famous superhero team, but the extent of Supers living in this world goes far beyond. And, these numbers have continued to grow thanks to new characters featured during season 2 of the show. Here’s a running list of every Super from The Boys ahead of season 2, which will be updated as new episodes continue to release.
Annie January aka Starlight (Erin Moriarty) was the newest member of The Seven during The Boys season 1. She was chosen after nationwide auditions for the spot and quickly moved from her small-town setting to the biggest superhero stage. Starlight can draw power from nearby electricity, allowing her to glow bright enough to blind people and shoot blasts of energy from her hands. She is also super strong and has increased durability.
Homelander (Anthony Starr) is the leader of The Seven, who was raised in a lab to become the greatest American hero. He is The Boys’ equivalent to Superman but with deadlier tendencies, although his public persona only shows his boy scout side. Homelander is super strong and nearly invincible, but he also has super hearing, x-ray and laser vision, and the ability to fly. One of his only known weaknesses is not being able to see through zinc.
Maggie Shaw aka Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) is the unofficial second in command of The Seven. Maeve is The Boys’ version of Wonder Woman but without the coming from a secret island backstory. She has super strength, durability, and agility, while also having enhanced stamina and reflexes. Maeve cannot fly as she does in the comics, but she has shown the ability to leap incredibly high.
Reggie Franklin aka A-Train (Jessie Usher) is the fastest man on the planet and a popular member of The Seven. He does have enhanced strength and durability, but A-Train’s main power is his superhuman speed. He can run faster than 1,000 miles per hour – or faster than the speed of sound. His abilities are sometimes enhanced by extra doses of Compound V, which he used to keep his title as the fastest man on Earth. A-Train is responsible for killing Hughie’s girlfriend Robbie Ward and played a part in smuggling Compound V across the country.
The Deep (Chase Crawford) is another member The Seven, although he is on sabbatical in Sandusky, Ohio. As The Boys’ riff on Aquaman, The Deep can communicate with sea creatures. He’s been shown talking to dolphins, lobsters, and more throughout the series, His connection to them also can bring the animals to follow his command. The Deep has gills on his abdomen that allow him to breathe underwater too.
Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) is the most mysterious member of The Seven. His real name and identity are not known, but he is a master martial artist. These skills are enhanced by his superhuman strength, agility, and durability. Noir’s all-black outfit and silence have given him an intimidating reputation.
Translucent (Alex Hassell) used to be a member of The Seven. He has enhanced strength and carbon skin. His skin can become as hard as diamonds, but he can also become invisible. The only catch with his invisibility is that he has to be completely naked if he doesn’t want people to see him. However, Translucent’s insides are the same as normal humans, which allowed The Boys to blow up him by sticking a bomb inside of him. Hughie is the one who detonated the bomb.
Kimiko aka The Female (Karen Fukuhara) is a former member of the Shining Light Liberation terrorist organization who received superpowers from Compound V. She was smuggled into the United States and experimented on before The Boys found her locked up. The group befriended Kimiko, who has super strength and the ability to heal. She also has increased speed and durability.
Stormfront (Aya Cash) is the newest team member of The Seven in The Boys season 2. She joins the team to take the spot left by Translucent and challenges Homelander’s authority. Stormfront’s primary ability is electrokinesis, which gives her the power to manipulate electricity and shoot bolts from her hands. She also has increased durability and the power to levitate.
Lamplighter (Shawn Ambrose) is a retired member of The Seven. He was not featured in season 1 of The Boys, although his history with The Boys was teased. He killed the grandchildren of Grace Mallory in the past – which resulted in the team splitting up initially – by using his fire-wielding abilities. Lamplighter will have a proper role in The Boys season 2