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|“||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.|
He will appear in the Amazon series adaption and will be portrayed by Jensen Ackles in Season 3, who also played Dean Winchester in Supernatural, Jason Teague in Smallville, Tom Hanniger in My Bloody Valentine, and voiced Jason Todd in Batman: Under the Red Hood.
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 eventually tortured to death by The Boys.
Soldier Boy was first mentioned in Season 1 by Stan Edgar, who tells Homelander of Soldier Boy's exploits in World War II. His monument can also be seen in front of Vought tower.
He will physically appear in Season 3. However, judging by the casting choice as well as the world building of the series, it is most likely that a different iteration, similar to the original Soldier Boy from WWII will be portrayed in the series.
In the comics, Soldier Boy is a cowardly and naïve individual who mindlessly sucks up to other well-known superheroes. It seems that he commits crimes such as mass murder to please Homelander 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.
Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman strength: 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: 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: Soldier Boy is able to be in control momentarily during his fight with Billy Butcher by using his speed, repeatedly throwing blows at him, stunning him 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 villanous parody of Captain America while the present-day Soldier Boy is a comedic spoof of Captain America.