The Boys is currently in the middle of its third season, and fans have made it clear who their least favorite superheroes are in the show. With almost every character having their own death count, it’s clear there are no actual heroes in The Boys.
Some heroes are definitely worse than others, so it’s worth comparing how they stack up against each other. The Boys delights in depicting the worst superheroes ever created and fans have decided who the worst of the worst are, as detailed by Ranker.
Note: Ranker lists are live and continue to accrue votes. As a result, some rankings may have changed since the publication of this piece.
Having the ability to regrow body parts seems like it would be a fun and useful power. But, as Gecko proves, everything that happens before the limb regrows can be a bloody nightmare, even if he is getting paid for it.
“If you’re good at something, never do it for free,” is the motto Gecko seems to live by, as he lets perverts chop off his limbs for $ 400 a pop. His only redeeming act is smuggling a sample of Compound V to The Boys so they can expose Vought’s secrets, albeit under the threat of blackmail from Starlight.
It’s no surprise that a Nazi with superpowers would be considered one of the worst heroes on the show. Even though she’s a terrible hero, she was definitely a great villain.
The only thing worst than Stormfront’s ideology is her brief love affair with Homelander. Feeding off his mommy issues, Stormfront brings the worst out in Homelander by convincing him to kidnap his son and put himself above everyone else. Even in death, Stormfront has made a lasting impact on Homelander’s state of mind.
As the second-fastest man alive, Shockwave is a clear threat to A-Train’s reputation. Despite being one of the few supes with no body count, Shockwave still has a killer ego.
Throughout the first season, Shockwave’s rivalry with A-Train is mostly a spectacle for the public. On the surface, Shockwave seems like a regular guy who just wants the same fame and recognition that the other members of The Seven have. Though he is a bit too eager to fill A-Train’s spot when it looks like the world’s fastest man might be out of commission.
7 Ryan Butcher
For such a likable kid, it’s a bit of a surprise that Ryan Butcher is considered one of the worst superheroes on The Boys by Ranker voters. It is not that Ryan is a villainous character, rather he has too much power than any child should ever have.
Despite Ryan being a good kid, there is no doubt that his powers are terrifying. As the biological son of Homelander, it would be disastrous if he were to follow in his father’s footsteps. What’s more worrying is that, unlike Homelander, Ryan does not have full control of his powers, so he could end up destroying the world completely by accident.
6 Kenji Miyashiro
When Kimiko first debuted on the show, fans thought there could not be a more chaotic superpowered being. Then her brother Kenji showed up in season 2 and proved just how deadly a rogue supe can be.
Of all the threats The Boys have come up against, Kenji is a definite standout. Having undergone the same torture as his sister, it’s no wonder Kenji turned out the way he did. Had he not been taken out by The Seven’s residential nazi, he could have been a great addition to the team.
A-Train made quite a splash in the first episode of the series, literally. The speed demon of The Seven is first shown running full-speed into Hughie’s girlfriend, splattering her all over the road, which is the worst thing his character has done.
Though he is sometimes an ally to Starlight and Hughie, A-Train is ultimately a steroid-addicted narcissist who is willing to do anything to bolster his public image. He even goes so far as to stage his girlfriend’s death just to save his reputation. With his current storyline in season 3, it’s unclear if redemption will ever be an option for him.
Translucent is another member of The Seven who made a quite literal splash on the show. As the first superhero death in The BoysTranslucent’s demise is both memorable and well deserved, even though he had the potential to be a great main character.
Even though his character was not in the comics, Translucent showed audiences just how awful a person can be with the power of invisibility. In the short time he was onscreen, he was seen (and not seen) creeping in public bathrooms, stalking strangers, and beating up Hughie and Billy. Thankfully, Hughie made sure this invisible super jerk would never be seen again.
A-Train’s former girlfriend may not have the highest kill count, but Popclaw has one of the most memorable kills in the whole run of the show.
Just like A-Train, Popclaw’s addiction to Compound V has turned her into a monster. She even sells out A-Train by revealing his source for Compound V to The Boys. Though, this may have actually helped A-Train in the long run, as her actions lead him to get sober later on. Sadly, her chance at redemption is cut short when A-Train causes her to overdose.
Haley Joel Osment takes the cake as the Mesmer, a superhero with the power to read people’s mind through touch. Osment takes on the meta role of a child star superhero turned Hollywood has-been. Despite only being in the first season, his character deserved way more screen time.
The Mesmer could have been a great addition to The Boy’s crew if he hadn’t sold them out to Homelander. Not only is he a bad hero, he is also shown to be a lackluster father, with a daughter who does not care if he lives or dies. Billy makes sure it’s the latter as The Mesmer is taken down by a man who doesn’t even have super powers.
1 Victoria Neuman
Though she is not an actual Vought Supe, nor is her character in the comics, Victoria Neuman is certainly the worst and most dangerous superpowered characters on the show. With the ability to literally blow people’s minds, Victoria is Vought’s secret weapon.
The worst thing about Victoria is, unlike most of the other supes, she hides her powers to deceive others. She pretends to fight for a just cause when she’s actually just doing the bidding of her surrogate father, Stan Edgar. Though, it appears she’s not even loyal to him, as she sells him down the river to give Homelander control of Vought.
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