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NOTE: This article is only for the original version of Billy Butcher. To see the article for the TV version of him, go to Billy Butcher (TV Series).
Villain Overview

You know... I'm always tellin' people not to make a song an' dance at times like this. But here we are after all these f-ckin' years. The way I see it, there might be enough of this shit still workin' that you're holdin' onto one or two memories. And if I'm lucky, this bit... This bit right f-cking here... This is the night you done what you done to my Becky.
~ Billy killing Black Noir for what he did to Becky, getting his revenge for her death.

William "Billy" Butcher is the deuteragonist-turned-final antagonist of the controversial comic book series The Boys and posthmous protagonist in its sequel-spin-off The Boys: Dear Becky. He is the snarky and charismatic leader of The Boys and the archenemy of Homelander.

Biography

Billy Butcher was a ruthless CIA agent. Since the death of his wife, he has a strong hatred for superheroes. One of them raped her, and months later the fetus tore her belly. He attacked the Butcher, leaving a permanent scar on his shoulder through a laser. With no other choice, Billy beat him to death with a candlestick.

Because of this horrible event, the Butcher created a group called The Boys to control superheroes by blackmailing or beating them. For their last formation, Butcher recruited Wee Hughie after his girlfriend died of hurried injuries by A-Train.

After the dissolution of the Seven and the death of Homelander, Billy continued to kill supes (including his friends who took Compound V).

When his teammate Mother's Milk found out about this, he fought him, trying to stop him. The Butcher finally ended the fight, putting a grenade in his mouth. Because of his powers, he survived the explosion but was seriously wounded. Then he finished him, covering his mouth and nose, choking him.

Then Billy planted a bomb in their base. When the Frenchman and The Female discovered the bomb, it was too late to defuse it, and then the bomb exploded, killing them both.

After killing his friends, Billy fought his last surviving team member, Wee Hughie, at the top of the Empire State Building. During the fight they fell to a lower platform; The butcher broke his neck and was paralyzed by falling. Instead of being imprisoned as a paraplegic, he persuaded Hughie to finish him off, falsely claiming that he had already killed his family. Enraged, Hughie drove a metal spike into his chest, killing him.

Appearance

Billy is a rather gruff, striking and charming man of tall stature and toned physique who also looks rather unkempt. His hair is that of a thick, black greasy tuft on his head and he also has a prominent beard. Billy is usually seen wearing a dusty and battered black trenchcoat usually paired with some kind of patterned shirt. He also wears dark trousers and shoes and is often depicted carrying weapons such as crowbars and baseball bats.

Personality

Billy is a fairly stoic, calm but also arrogant and ruthless man who is easily characterized by his immensely charismatic and persuasive nature. He is reasonably friendly to those around him especially with Hughie who he treats as a younger brother figure of sorts, however he does often push his allies to their boiling points however due to his sheer determination and eagerness to achieve whatever goal he sets out to perform.

Other Media

TV Series

Main article: Billy Butcher (TV Series)

Trivia

  • Billy and the characters from The Boys had their first volume be part of DC Comics until the rights were reverted.
  • He is somewhat a parody of Frank Castle from Marvel’s The Punisher.

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James Stillwell | Vought-American Troops | Jonah Vogelbaum

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

Payback
Tek Knight | Stormfront | Soldier Boy | Swatto | Mind-Droid | Crimson Countess | Eagle the Archer

G-Men
John Godolkin | Five-Oh | Critter | Ground Hawk | The Divine | Silver Kincaid | Cold Snap | Europo | Flamer | Stacker | Luckless | Puss-Puss

Teenage Kix
Big Game | Blarney Cock | Shout Out | Whack Job | Jetstreak | Gunpowder | Dogknott | Popclaw

Other
Billy Butcher | Frenchie | Swingwing | Oh Father | Malchemical | Black Pierre | Love Sausage | Victor Neuman

See Also
The Boys Villains (TV Series)

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