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I'm A-Train. I'm the fastest f***ing man alive!
~ A-Train in the series.

A-Train is a supporting antagonist of highly controversial Comic book series The Boys and one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Madelyn Stillwell) in the first season of it's TV series adaptation. He is a speedster as well the murderer of Hughie Campbell's girlfriend, Robin, setting him to seek vengeance against A-Train and the rest of the Seven.

In the tv series of the same name, he is portrayed by Jessie T. Usher.

History

Compound V Abuse

A-Train has a history of abusing Compound V — a chemical substance engineered by Vought International — to ensure he is the fastest speedster in the world. This abuse, however, comes at a price when he accidentally kills Robin Ward, by running through her. Vought covers the incident up, however at a press conference revealing that A-Train was attending a bank robbery. Vought offers Hughie Campbell compensation for A-Train's mistake, but Hughie is reluctant to take it, turning to Billy Butcher and The Boys for revenge.

A-Train's abuse continues, however, as his race with Shockwave approaches in Get Some, he juices up again despite warnings from girlfriend Popclaw. The Compound V ensures he is, yet again, the fastest speedster on Earth, gaining positive publicity for Vought. Despite warnings from Vought and his brother, Nathan, A-Train abuses Compound V yet again to heal his leg after an encounter with The Female, which leaves his leg shattered.

Comics

In the comic series, A-Train is a speedster and a close ally to Homelander; he was recruited by The Seven after leaving Teenage Kix, as a replacement for Marathon, the group's original speedster who was killed on 9/11 when The Seven botched a plane rescue. He first appears after accidentally killing Hughie Campbell's girlfriend while chasing a criminal. As a member of the Seven, he is kept in check by Homelander after harassing Starlight. Despite having superhuman speed, he has little control over his abilities. Due to being a newer member and because of his immaturity, A-Train is not respected by the rest of The Seven, with his only real friend being Jack from Jupiter, whom A-Train later sides against when Jack is blackmailed. He is killed by Hugh for Robin's death and after it revealed he and the Seven only hired Starlight to sexually assault her.

Relationships

  • A-Train's relationship with Popclaw is rocky, with him refusing to ask for Madelyn Stillwell's permission for them to take the relationship public. She is against his continued use of Compound V, warning him that he does not need it to be the fastest out there; something she refuses to admit, however. The relationship between the two becomes strained after Butcher and The Boys blackmail Popclaw into revealing information about A-Train's Compound V runs — information that eventually leads to multiple deaths. A-Train confronts Popclaw, asking who she revealed the information to, however she is reluctant to admit. Much to his dismay, A-Train has no choice but to kill Popclaw in Good for the Soul.

Gallery

Comics

TV Series

Trivia

Navigation

           TheBoysLogo Villains

Vought-American
James Stillwell | Madelyn Stillwell | Stan Edgar

The Seven
Black Noir | Homelander | Queen Maeve | The Deep | Jack from Jupiter | Lamplighter | Mister Marathon | A-Train | Translucent

Payback
Tek Knight | Stormfront

G-Men
John Godolkin | Five-Oh | Critter

Teenage Kix
Big Game | Blarney Cock | Shout Out | Whack Job | Pop Claw

Other
Billy Butcher | Frenchie | Doppelgänger | Naqib | Ezekiel | Mesmer | Malchemical

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