In The Boys’ comic book universe, Homelander’s origin doesn’t make a lot of sense, as there are some conflicting points about the Supe and The Seven.
Spoilers The Boys comic book series belowIn The Boys’ comic book universe, Homelander’s origin doesn’t entirely make sense, as there are a few conflicting points between the reveal of his creation by Vought-American. With Homelander and The Seven being created by the corporation as their own homegrown Supes, it doesn’t quite make sense with an earlier revelation in the series that they all have contracts (with lawyers involved) based on their power levels. If Vought created them, why do the Supes have so much leverage? And why weren’t more heroes on their power levels made?
In The Boys comic series, Homelander is the most powerful Supe in existence. However, while the public is lied to and told that he, much like Superman, crashed on Earth like Superman from Krypton, the truth is much different. Instead, Homelander’s origin is much darker and arguably more tragic. He was created in a lab using the DNA of Stormfront and was kept in containment guarded by a nuclear bomb until Vought-American discovered they could trust him. However, parts of Homelander’s origin explained earlier in the series don’t make much sense when compared to the truth behind his creation.
In The Boys, Homelander and The Seven were created in a specific order by Vought-American, with Homelander, Black Noir, and Queen Maeve among their first successful and powerful heroes. However, the heroes that came after them, Jack from Jupiter, The Deep, and Mister Marathon – all showed their later creations with Compound-V were getting worse and worse results. So considering Vought-American made all of their money through heroes, why did they stop creating them and trying to improve on Homelander? Yes, his creation was extremely dangerous, but considering how they were in the business of making Supes, it’s bizarre how they never tried to top Homelander.
Revealing Homelander Was Created By Vought-American Seemed Tacked On In The Boys
Ultimately, Homelander’s origin and the reveal of The Seven’s creation go against Vought-American’s primary directive: Make as much money as possible. Otherwise, why would they ever stop trying to make the perfect hero? It also doesn’t make a lot of sense as earlier in the series, before Homelander’s origin is revealed, that The Seven are seen negotiating contracts with lawyers involved – which, if Vought-American controlled and created them, wouldn’t be necessary. They paid to make them and keep them. Why do they have any leverage if they were designed to be their controlled champions?
The contract talks and the lack of attempts to make a Supe better than Homelander make it feel like the hero and The Seven’s later origin were tacked on without much consideration, as it doesn’t make sense with what happens earlier in The Boys series. Vought-American could have created more Homelanders but chose not to – which makes sense given how deadly he is, but the reasoning doesn’t fit with the corporation’s goal to maximize profits no matter the cost. In the end, Homelander and The Seven make way more sense as hired guns and not creations of Vought-American, which seemed to have been their intended origin but was later changed.
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