The Boys (Amazon) - Season 1 *spoilers*

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  1. Aug 25, 2019 #61 of 119
    jdm5

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    Starlight was shot by Butcher (I think) - low quality YouTube video here:

    But they never mention it / show her recovery. Presumably her super powers just heal her.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2019 #62 of 119
    jsmeeker

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    The inter webz suggest it was just a stun thing.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2019 #63 of 119
    Amnesia

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    She got better
     
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  4. Aug 25, 2019 #64 of 119
    robojerk

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    To me it looked like she's bullet proof, not bullet proof like Homelander or Superman, but bullet proof enough it was more like she got punched really really hard and knocked the wind out of her, allowing them to make their escape. She may have had a bruise but she looked fine.
     
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  5. Aug 25, 2019 #65 of 119
    MizzouJames

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    I never thought she was killed there. She took one shot directly to her chest, and then starts sitting up (without a huge hole, no less).. then she takes another shot, and is obviously breathing afterward (and once again, no blood, no hole in her chest).
     
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  6. Aug 25, 2019 #66 of 119
    heySkippy

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    Being able to shrug off a .50 cal is probably a prerequisite for being in The Seven.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2019 #67 of 119
    jsmeeker

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    From the Wikipedia on the show.. Episode 7.. Here is the last part of the episode synopsis


    Not sure how we are supposed to know it was a bean bag gun.. but there you go
     
  8. Aug 25, 2019 #68 of 119
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I...don't think it was. I think it was some idiot on Wikipedia who doesn't realize that Annie is bullet-proof.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2019 #69 of 119
    jsmeeker

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    yeah.. Butcher doesn't seem like the guy to use a beanbag gun on a Supe.
     
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  10. Aug 25, 2019 #70 of 119
    ej42137

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    To Annie, a shotgun loaded with double ought buck is probably only a little more annoying than one loaded with beanbag rounds.

    To be fair to the recapitulater, it wasn't clear that Anne bullet-resistant until near the end of the season.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2019 #71 of 119
    type_g

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    My thinking is simple, if there's no blood and she is able to sit up she ain't dead.
     
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  12. Aug 26, 2019 #72 of 119
    JYoung

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    My takeaway when I saw the scene was that Butcher's shots knocked Annie down and hurt like hell but didn't cause any permanent damage.
    Much like if you or I were wearing a bulletproof vest when shot by Butcher.

    I'm guessing that Annie is bullet proof to small arms fire but hit her with something like a howitzer shell or other artillery, it will cause damage.
    Same as if Homelander hits her hard enough.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2019 #73 of 119
    robojerk

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    That's what I was thinking.

    Speaking of Homelander, I didn't read the comics, but I think back to how scared the rest of The 7 are of him, and the fact the show kind of purposely neglected to show the extent of his powers, made Homelander super scary to me. As I watched it I got the gist he's God like, completely invulnerable physically, and his strength may know no bounds. I might be wrong, but so far the show hasn't proven otherwise, and the way those around him behave like they're scared little mice, even other supers, convince me my theory is right.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2019 #74 of 119
    JYoung

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    I haven't read the comics either but I don't think that's a theory but the way Homelander is supposed to be.

    Homelander is obviously based on the Superman archetype with a similar power set.
    But he completely lacks Superman's moral compass and respect for human beings.
    While he pretends to be good and upright, he's actually quite malevolent and is much more interested in himself as opposed to helping others.
    And if you think about, someone with Superman's powers and that mind set?
    It is a very scary thing and we've seen that Homelander has no problem killing people that get in his way and/or piss him off.
    Plus, it was stated in the series that a number of people had tried to come up with weapons to stop him and no one had.

    So with Stillwell and the Doctor gone, who's left to appeal to Homelander's better nature, assuming that he even has one.
     
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  15. Aug 27, 2019 #75 of 119
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    I thought I saw at least a burn mark around her sternum as she sat up - s1e7 approx 54:15, like the last shot before credits. At first, I thought it was blood, but I guess it could just be a burn mark or something.

    Just before that, after Hughie says "I'm so sorry", at approx 53:46, her shirt is clean, and we see the laser site appear on her chest.

    My vote is bullets not beanbags. And agree she's not dead.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2019 #76 of 119
    heySkippy

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    Since she's in pretty much the entire next episode, it's clear she's not dead.

    That gun Butcher shot her with was a .50 caliber rifle. It uses cartridges as long as your hand. They don't make bullet proof vests that will stop it. If there's an upper limit to the definition of "small arms" this would be the gun.
     
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  17. Aug 27, 2019 #77 of 119
    robojerk

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    Never saw that Annie zombie plot coming..
     
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  18. Aug 27, 2019 #78 of 119
    cbrrider

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    Not as powerful as Superman, since he couldn't save a crippled jet liner.
     
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  19. Aug 27, 2019 #79 of 119
    jsmeeker

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    :D

    Am I the only one who laughed at that whole scene? Am I a bad person for doing so?
     
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  20. Aug 27, 2019 #80 of 119
    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    I did not see it that way. I just assumed he could but did not care to. Especially since he was the dumbass that fried the dashboard with his heat vision.
     
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