The Boys openly calls out superhero cliches
and gets really meta about comic books. And we love it! From MCU potshots to Justice League shout-outs,
here are small details that only true fans noticed about Amazon’s The Boys. It doesn’t take long to get familiar with
the superheroes or “supes” in the world of The Boys, because we already know them. The production is counting on the fact that
its audience is already familiar with the slew of superheroes that have quickly become
mainstream over the past few years. Thus, many of the supes need no introduction
or explanation. We know that Homelander is a Superman clone,
The Deep is this world’s Aquaman, and Queen Maeve is Wonder Woman. Vought’s”The Seven” are clearly DC’s Justice
League. So where are the Avengers? They exist, we learn, through a quick quip
from Starlight you may have overlooked. In episode one, Starlight worries that the
“Crimson Countess” got the open position in the Seven rather than her. “Besides, Countess probably got it. She’s so good.” The Crimson Countess is a member of the Avengers-esque
superhero team called Payback, and she’s an obvious riff on Scarlet Witch, the Vision-loving
Avenger played by Elizabeth Olsen. Producer Eric Kripke likes to marry comedy
to horror, and slapstick to drama. This expert weaving of action with witty one
liners can is clear from the shows he’s produced, from Supernatural to The Boys. Both of these shows feature memorable tough
guys taking on supernaturally-powered people. They also both feature a character named Robert
Singer, played by Jim Beaver. Jim Beaver has been a part of each and every
production that Kripke has had his hand in. In Supernatural, Beaver plays fan favorite
character Bobby Singer, a cantankerous old hunter of demons, ghouls, and vampires, with
a fatherly influence on the show’s wayward main characters. In The Boys, Beaver appears in the final episode
of season one as the secretary of defense, also named Robert Singer, as if his appearance
alone wasn’t enough of a nod to his previous role in a Kripke hit show. The Boys reveals that superhero business functions
a lot like show business. Supes aren’t vigilantes dedicated to justice. Instead, they’re highly managed talent akin
to Hollywood actors. Vought doesn’t allow them to choose where
they patrol, who they save, or even what they wear. All that is handled by an expert team of marketers
who look to statistics, social media, and stocks in deciding what moves to make. In episode three, Starlight is given a new
costume by Vought that is a little more revealing than what she’s comfortable with. So Vought VP Madelyn Stillwell brings in Seth
and Evan from marketing to try to sell her on the plunging neckline. These names are likely purposeful nods to
the big names behind The Boys: executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Rogen even makes an appearance in The Boys
as himself in a promotion for the latest film in the VCU. We learn in episode six that Hughie wasn’t
the only person adversely affected by the superpowers of supes, as Billy Butcher brings
him to an Association of Collateral Damage Survivors meeting. In a setup that looks a lot like an Alcoholics
Anonymous meeting, survivors recount their rescues-gone-wrong and bad encounters with
supes. The wheelchair-bound woman talking as they
come in says that she wishes that a supe named “Tek-Knight” would’ve been a little more gentle
with her spine. In the comics, Tek-Knight is a kind of mashup
between Batman and Iron Man. He has a mansion, a butler, and a secret cave. However, he also flies around in a super-powered
metal suit and has an uncontrollable libido that causes chaos for Team Payback. When it comes to this survivor of collateral
damage, it’s possible that this is a dark reference to what happened with Rhodey in
the MCU, as he was shot out of the sky and crippled in Captain America: Civil War, leading
to him wearing high-tech leg braces. And sure, Vision is the one who shot Rhodey
down, but ultimately, it was Iron Man’s fault. In episode six of The Boys, we learn that
not all superheroes are super famous. Some can be just as washed up as any old actor. For example, Mother’s Milk goes to the “Heroes
and Headliners” autograph show at the American Adventures Inn in order to seek out Charles,
who’s better known as Mesmer. Mesmer has the power to read someone’s mind
just by touching them, but his days of stardom are long gone. He was a child actor on an old show called
The Mesmerizer, in which he read the minds of criminals. The Mesmerizer looks an awful lot like Law
& Order, but it also riffs openly on the show that gave Neil Patrick Harris his start Doogie
Howser, M.D., in which he played a kid doctor. Mesmer’s character name in The Mesmerizer
is even “Lieutenant Howser.” It’s notable, too, that adult Mesmer is portrayed
by Haley Joel Osment, who’s best known for the roles he played as a child. “I see dead people.” In episode three of The Boys, we learn who
the fastest man alive really is. Sort of. Rumors had been going around that Shockwave
was actually faster than the Seven’s A-Train, whose only power is speed. But when the two race, A-Train ultimately
cheats by using a performance-enhancing super drug, because being slower than Shockwave
would mean that his place in the Seven would come into question. After all, why would the best of the best
have the second fastest man alive? This amazing race is a reference to the many
races that the Flash and Superman have in the comics to see who was truly the speediest
speedster. Most recently, this friendly rivalry was featured
as a mid-credits scene in the Justice League movie, with the Flash and Superman getting
ready to race to the coast. Superman jokes that the stakes are high … “But if I win, you’re off the team.” For much of the series, we see Vought’s vice
president Madelyn Stillwell making all the calls when it comes to the Seven and the other
superheroes the company manages. Vought’s president, known only as Mr. Edgar,
remains mysterious until the final episode of season one. It turns out that Mr. Edgar is played by Giancarlo
Esposito, best known for his role as the villain Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad. Mr. Edgar gives Stillwell a bonus and some
new responsibilities, obviously grooming her to eventually take his place. He says that someone will have to be around
to run the show when he moves to the tropical Central American nation of Belize. This might seem like an innocent turn of phrase,
but Breaking Bad fans know better, as Walter White and Saul Goodman use “going to Belize”
as code for having someone killed. “‘Send you to Belize.’ I’ll send you to Belize.” Maybe this is a subtle hint that by the end
of the series, the Vought president will be in the grave rather than on a sunny beach. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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Details Only True Fans Noticed In Amazon’s The Boys

62 thoughts on “Details Only True Fans Noticed In Amazon’s The Boys

  • September 11, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    Damn it

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    Thirst

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    I luv DA BOYS

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    Watch this space.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    Details that OnlyFans Noticed from Patreon's Cosplay Nude Vendors

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    Favourite amazon show 😩

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    real good original series

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    Me encanta esta serie. 👍🏻

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    Never even heard of this show!!! Is it worth watching?

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    I'm so ready for season 2

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:21 pm
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    Why people are wasting So much Time in this Rubbish ??

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:21 pm
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    Best fkn show man loving it the super villain idea is OG❤️😂

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    Sometimes it's super cringy but it's a good show overall

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Billy’s awful cockney accent put,me off the entire show😂

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    The Boys comic predates CA
    :CW by many years, lol. Doubt that movie had any impact on Tek-Knight, who seems to be a hybrid of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    Black Noire is the best

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    You will do good this school year❤

    No need to like or sub, have a good day🙆‍♂️

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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    Translucent in captivity was my favorite arc of the show.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    The justice league, Captain Planet,Freakazoid(Dexter Douglas)and The Avengers would tear the 7 apart!

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Despasito

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    Dope fuckin show season 2 cant wait

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    Wtf is this show

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    Payback wasn't a copy of the avengers

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    Looked like Lauren Collins in the thumbnail.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    Sony sure does know how to make Superhero TV shows, they ought to make Spider-man tv seasons.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    Disgusting show… Vomit inducing…

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:58 am
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    Butcher and hughie are my favorite characters

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:58 am
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    I mean we do have record murder rates per capita in Belize. I think to further the bit of Trivia, our murder rate is so high but our conviction rate is also insanely low. Statistically you get away with murder here practically everytime, hence "Send him to Belize" has real implications behind it, while crime isn't rampant, if someone does get murdered, you can trust that we can't persecute you competently.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:30 am
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    the flash is faster but not stronger then superman

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Which of these small details did you notice in The Boys?

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    Then it gets cancelled

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    Damn Black Noir took introvert-ness to a next level🤣

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    God I just love The Boys

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    Hold up, hold up, we dem……..

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    outrageous fortune

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    I didnt care much for Starlight 😑. Her story line was just so predictable and her as a person was so cliché…
    Everyone else though, loved loved them. Wow… And Homelander! He turned out way more psychotic than I thought.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    After going through half of the original comic series thus far, my hatred of the 99% of the heroes in The Boys universe only grows.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Homelander is awesome

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:50 am
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    I did not recognise Beaver in The Boys!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:51 am
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    I think writers purposely put things in TV shows/movies for YouTubers to make videos about.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:55 am
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    Well I have to say for once it was a video about things I didn't notice. Thanks.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    Giancarlo Esposito is awesome! He was great as Gus Fring and I loved him in Revolution as well.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    The boys was soooooo good

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    You guys could've also mentioned that hughy in the comics is based of Simon peggs design which is why he is there for such a small role as is dad instead

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    Enough of this "true fans" gatekeeping bullshit. Even if you heard of the comic before or after the chance to read if before, it doesn't earn you anything. It doesn't make you special.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    The Boys is great. I want to be Homelander

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  • September 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    Your over thinking it its a comedy to make fun of superheros and try to be based on real world of how crooks think

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:58 pm
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    "Some can be as washed up as any old actors." And then you cut to the scene of Billy Zane (playing himself on the show) at the autograph show scene who starred in the 1996 superhero movie "The Phantom." What a burn!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    For me best part of clip is at @3:37 real Phantom is present.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 1:00 am
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    I look forward to this show being available on DVD for purchase.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    So it rips off mha, got it.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 9:33 am
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    Season 2 is going to he insane

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  • September 14, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    No wonder it was so horrible. Seth Rogen was a showrunner. If Seth MacFarlane was a showrunner, it might have been better. When is that clown (Rogen) ever going to grow up?

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  • September 14, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    I had no idea how intense this was gonna be

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  • September 15, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    It's going to be great watching the Boys destroying a Sup or two each season.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    my favorite show of 2019. Bring on season 2 !

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