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|“||I GOT MY F-CKING RIBS CAVED IN THAT DAY! I NEARLY DIED UP THERE, TRYING TO STOP THAT GODDAMN PLANE! AND YOU'RE TELLING ME THESE NOBODIES, THESE F-CKING C-CKSUCKING NOBODIES -- THEY GET TO USE THAT TO F-CK WITH US?!||„|
|~ Lamplighter instigating The Boys due to wanting revenge.|
|“||WAR MA PARRRRR...!||„|
|~ An undead Lamplighter attempting to speak.|
Lamplighter is a minor antagonist of the controversial adult series, The Boys.
He was the original member of The Seven that was created by Vought-American. He served as the former enemy against the Boys during the time Mallory was in charge, he was also responsible for the group being active in secret after being beaten and then shot in the head by Mallory. He was resurrected by Vought-America but lost the brain function of a human being.
He is portrayed by Shawn Ashmore in the Amazon adaptation, who also played Eric Summers in Smallville.
Just like the rest of the original members of The Seven, Lamplighter was born under Nazi experimentation and was given extreme amounts of Compound V during his mother's pregnancy. Later on, he became a member of The Seven with Homelander, Black Noir, Queen Maeve, A-Train, and The Deep. On 9/11, he injured both his ribs and lungs after colliding with a plane's wing.
During his time as a superhero, he fought against George Mallory and The Boys along with the Seven. This resulted in a cease-fire when Lamplighter murdered Mallory's grandchildren. Yet instead of stopping, Lamplighter decided to further antagonize The Boys, leading to them brutally beating him before Mallory executed him.
After his death, he was resurrected into a brainless zombie without higher brain functions, mindlessly playing with his own feces while confined in a secret room. For a while as a form of punishment, A-Train and Starlight were forced to feed him, and clean his filthy room.
Lamplighter was member of The Seven, but has decided to retire, and Starlight takes his place. He is only featured in a flashback in the episode, You Found Me where Mallory mentioned that he killed her grandchildren. Despite not making any appearance, he is frequently mentioned by other members of The Seven. Also, there is a mural of him on the ceiling of their headquarters at Seven Tower.
- He is a villainous parody of Green Lantern.