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The Homelander

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Official Site: Dynamite Entertainment

The following is a list of fictional characters in the comic series The Boys, created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and its television adaptation.

The Boys are a CIA black ops team, initially created by Col. Greg Mallory to manage, police, and sometimes liquidate Vought-American's superhumans. While this is in part to help protect normal humans from the actions of the largely out of control "supes," this is also to ensure that the company lacks the stability or the platform to push the use of superhumans in national defense. Over time, the team's focus changed due to Butcher's increased influence, from one of management and containment to one of direct confrontation. As Mallory notes in #55, 14 people were killed by the Boys from 1987 to 1995 and "nearly three times that number" between 1995 and 2002, when Butcher had gained more influence. This coincides with Mallory's belief in Issues #54-55 that in spite of the seductiveness of the concept of special forces teams, the application of them can often go wrong as they try to justify their budgets and create their private conflicts. As a result, Mallory feels that the original concept for the team has gone awry, and would never have created the unit as it currently stands.

The first iteration of the Boys was decommissioned after a disastrous confrontation with the Seven in 2001 that resulted in civilian casualties. The unit was reformed a few years later - indicated in #1 to be soon after the 2004 Presidential election - and have carried on where they left off. Due to the fact that direct confrontation may be needed, all the members have enhanced strength and durability due to injections of Compound V, and all (with the exception of Hughie) show no restraint when on the attack - although they avoid killing when it complicates matters in most cases.

Though they are not as powerful as the corrupt superheroes they fight, they compensate it with their blue-collar grit, the willingness to fight dirty, access to high military grade weaponry at their disposal and they are not afraid to kill if they deem it necessary on missions.

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