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While citizen Made all the time boys As a big bad in the series, his eventual death completely upends that concept by robbing it of its dignity and relevance. An incredibly powerful parody of DC’s Superman, Homelander is a brutal bully who ultimately decides to stage a coup against the United States, killing the president and countless people in a shortsighted power grab.
In the end, Homelander is killed by Black Noir, who is revealed to be a copy of the powerful Supe, tasked with assassinating him if he decides to break away from Vought-America’s interests. It’s Black Noir that ends up being the series’ biggest superhuman threat, and Homelander is killed off the board in a way that not only serves as an exciting development, but completely undermines the way the character presents himself throughout the story.
in boys #65 (From Garth Ennis, Russ Brain, John McCrea, and Keith Burns), Homelander knows the truth. Not only did his ‘friend’ always want to kill him, but the Black Noir actually dressed up as a Homelander in order to implicate him in brutal crimes and force Vought to call for his execution. Homelander’s own crimes only happened because he thought he did it previously He did such terrible things, which prompted the butcher to beat him with the final fiasco, “It means that you turned into a psychopath by mistake.” Homelander begins the affair sitting in the Oval Office, feeling unbeatable, ends in a profanity-filled tantrum, and struggles against an enemy he has brutally destroyed. It’s a genius move because it requires a character who loves to be seen as a supreme villain and kills him off commission in a fight against a greater threat, moments after proving he never really understood what’s really going on behind the scenes.
For most boysHomelander is considered an unkillable terrorist – someone who cannot be brought down by ordinary means, and plunges the country into chaos on a whim. It’s exactly how he presents himself, yet it’s ultimately the lie of someone with maturity – as described by its creator Newsarama – From fourteen years ago. Homelander’s coup is highly unsuccessful, lasting less than a day and ending with his murder by Vought’s secret weapon and his superhero ‘his army’ who is wiped out by the army. Homelander is not actually a senseless killer, but rather someone who plays a role who is constantly questioning his actions.
In the end, Homelander is not even in the top three boysVillains, ranked below Black Noir, Vought CEO James Stillwell, and Billy Butcher himself. While portraying himself as a terrifying threat, his death in boys He pulls the rug out from under his feet and the feet of the readers by showing that he is nothing but. Often times in pop culture, even the most disgusting villains are given a brilliant or iconic death that only serves to validate their importance. boys does not give citizen That kind of ending, reveals he’s been playing someone else’s game the whole time, killing him in a fight that only serves to prove his killer is a much more annoying and important villain.
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