The Boys (Amazon) - Season 1 *spoilers*

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  1. Aug 9, 2019 #21 of 148
    Shakhari

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    Except for his introduction with Starlight he was pretty much wasted.

    I laughed my ass off when the dolphin went flying :tearsofjoy:

    Am I the only one who thinks Jack Quaid looks like Bill Hader? I found that very distracting.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Not just his look, but he has that same almost deadpan, perpetually perplexed affect. I kept expecting Henry Winkler to show up!
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2019 #23 of 148
    jsmeeker

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    When do these VCU movies come out? I want to see Citizen Starlight
     
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  5. Aug 14, 2019 #25 of 148
    JYoung

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    Just finished this.
    I had heard about the comic series before but didn't know much other than the barest premise.

    I understand that it's much darker than this series but... damn...... this is dark.
    You're not going to see this on the CW.
    (And obviously, the Seven is more or less the Justice League.)

    When they were debating on how to kill Translucent, I was thinking, "he has to breathe, right? Why not drown, poison, or asphyxiate him?"
    Although putting C4 up his butt was somewhat inspired.

    I did chuckle at Jim Beaver playing "Bobby Singer".
     
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  6. Aug 14, 2019 #26 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    That was one thing that bothered me, though. They went to painful lengths to show how invulnerable his skin is. So why didn't it contain the explosion? And if the C4 could blow apart the skin, then why couldn't a high-powered rifle bullet penetrate it?
     
  7. Aug 14, 2019 #27 of 148
    heySkippy

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    Did it blow apart his skin, or did everything come out through existing holes?
     
  8. Aug 14, 2019 #28 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It blew apart his skin (there were fragments).
     
  9. Aug 14, 2019 #29 of 148
    jsmeeker

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    When was the actual comic book series started? It seems fairly modern. And inspired by DC and Marvel comics. And the recent movie series for both.

    Trying to figure out who the seven are based on. The Deep is obvious. Homelander? Superman like powers. But also Captain America like. In an evil way. Is Queen Maeve like Wonder Woman? Outfit looks sort of like that. Is Black Noir supposed to be Black Panther? Who is Starlight? Some combo of Wonder Woman and Supergirl?

    Is Vought supposed to be Stark Enterprises without an obvious Tony Stark character?
     
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  10. Aug 14, 2019 #30 of 148
    realityboy

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    2006. The 7 seems mostly inspired by the Justice League though it’s not an exact match. Black Noir may be their Batman. I’ve only made it 4 episodes into this, and only a few issues of the comic way back when.
     
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  11. Aug 14, 2019 #31 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The comic ran from 2006-2012.

    The Seven are straight-up JLA clones. Homelander is Superman. Tek Knight (not seen in the show) is Batman. Queen Maeve is Wonder Woman. A-Train is the Flash. Lamplighter was Green Lantern, but he never played a role in the show. Starlight is original; she's the "new girl."

    Black Noir, I can't really get into without giving away some major plot points.

    There were a ton more character in the comic, who were no doubt removed from the show to streamline things. They had a whole universe of X-Men teams (just like Marvel has), and that was a lot of fun. Little Hughie's first mission was infiltrating the X-Men teenage team (in the comic, the Boys have superpowers).
     
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  12. Aug 14, 2019 #32 of 148
    JYoung

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    Since Translucent is a new character to this show (not in the comics), I'm guessing that Kripke, Rogen, and Goldberg didn't really think that part out.
    (And I can see the three of them coming up with the "C4 up the butt".)
     
  13. Aug 14, 2019 #33 of 148
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    The comic book is very different then the show. The show IMO is much better then the comics.

    One main difference is that in the comic the Boys are supes themselves by taking the V. They are easily able to defeat and kill a teen super hero team with bare hands.
     
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  14. Aug 14, 2019 #34 of 148
    domat

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    As Drax would tell you, skin is thinner from the inside.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2019 #35 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Really? I think the comic is FAR better than the show (although the show is still pretty good...which tells you how great I think the comics is!). And the difference you cite is one reason why...in the show, it makes no sense how the Boys can survive for more than, say, 15 seconds.

    And as to your odd spoiler (it happens near the beginning of the comic, and has nothing to do with the show), they only kill one of them, and that one by mistake.
     
  16. Aug 14, 2019 #36 of 148
    domat

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    Put in spoilers just in case.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    Very fascinating.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2019 #38 of 148
    ej42137

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    One could hypothesize that the super-strength of his skin was a property of his drug-induced super-power, and that as he was killed the super power disappeared, hence the super-cohesion of his skin went away too.
     
  19. Aug 15, 2019 #39 of 148
    domat

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    Won't work as an explanation as they still couldn't destroy it after he died. That is why they dunked it.
     
  20. Aug 16, 2019 #40 of 148
    ej42137

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    Without breaking a sweat I can come up with five explanations that fit the "facts" as presented. But why bother? You are making up rules for a someone else's magic system and then complaining that those rules are not consistent; they are your inferences, not part of the story.

    We don't have a complete explanation of the physics of the V drug in-story. The "fact" presented was that the skin shredded with the death of the sup, and that was not a further plot point; it doesn't demand further explanation. It doesn't impact the logic of the story any more than hearing a metal on metal screech when someone draws a sword from a leather scabbard, or a villain that racks his pistol only when he's about to shoot the hero.
     

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