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NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Soldier Boy from the comics. To read the article on the TV series incarnation, see here: Soldier Boy (TV Series).
|“||Nebraska! Arkansas! Maine! Oregon! OklahomAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!||„|
|~ Soldier Boy shouting out various states in the US before getting his nose bitten by Billy Butcher.|
|“||Homelander? I wanted to ask you something. There's nothing gay about any of this, is there?||„|
|~ Soldier Boy after naively having sex with Homelander.|
The mantle of "Soldier Boy" was actually created by Vought used by two supes in the past. The most popular version is the Soldier Boy who fought during World War II, led a superhero group called The Avenging Squad, and destroyed enemy tanks. This version of Soldier Boy caused a massacre of both his team and American soldiers he was supposed to assist. As a result, he was killed by George Mallory.
In the present day, however, Vought made the public to believe that Soldier Boy is one single individual who never aged but in reality, the supe who is the current Soldier Boy is far weaker than his predecessor as well as naïve and cowardly at times, being intimidated by his fellow Payback member Stormfront and urinating himself whenever faced by much more powerful forces than him. However, he has big aspirations to join The Seven despite being the selected leader of Payback.
Due to his naiveness and blind aspirations, he is regularly taken advantage of high-tier superheroes to either do their dirty work or please them sexually, particularly Homelander who promises him a spot in The Seven in exchange for a sexual relationship with him. He has a habit of reciting the name of states while engaged in battle. In an attempt to defeat The Boys and please Homelander, he battles with Billy Butcher only to have his nose bitten off and is eventually subdued, kidnapped and tortured to death by The Boys.
In the comics, Soldier Boy is a cowardly and naïve individual who mindlessly sucks up to other well-known superheroes. It seems that he let other supes, mainly Homelander, to use him as a sexual tool in order to please them, so that he could get a spot in The Seven. He is also dimwitted as he could not see the truth that Homelander was mainly using him for sex and has no plans to induct him into The Seven.
However, despite possessing villainous traits like most of his fellow supes, he has somewhat of an innocent personality as he never cursed or used any swear words nor did he participate in the various orgies during the annual "Herogasm" event. His only justification for having sex with Homelander is the fact that he perceives it as a test for him to join the Seven when in reality, he is not.
Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman strength: The original Soldier Boy is not as strong as Homelander, Stormfront, or any other supes. However, he is still relatively strong, similar to a super-soldier.
- Superhuman Speed: The original Soldier Boy is able to dodge bullets as well as punches and blows easily.
- Skilled use of his shield: Soldier Boy is an expert user of his shield, of which he uses as a melee weapon.
- Expertise in hand-to-hand combat: The original Soldier Boy was able to be in control momentarily during physical fights, using his speed, repeatedly throwing blows at his enemies, stunning them multiple times.
- He is a parody of Captain America. However, despite this, Captain America is a brave and honorable superhero, while Soldier Boy is the complete opposite.
- On a side note, the WWII version of Soldier Boy is an actual villainous parody of Captain America while the present-day Soldier Boy is a comedic spoof of Captain America.
- It has been noted that Jensen Ackles is portraying the original Soldier Boy instead of the current, incompetent one.