“Heroes aren’t born, They are made.”
In the previous article, we talked about how ‘The Seven’ and their comic equivalents are different from each other, and now it’s time to talk about our protagonists ‘The Boys‘. We are going to list every member of The Boys and talk about how they are different from their comic counterparts. In the novel and in the series my favorite is William Butcher.
1. Billy Butcher
The infamous leader of The Boys, Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) is not that different from how he is in the comics except in the comics The Boys all have superpowers and they know how to fight to hurt the supes. Other than the powers Billy Butcher is largely similar to the comics right down to his diabolical grin.
Hughie (Jack Quaid), is nothing like his comic counterpart because in the comics Hughie is drawn like Simon Pegg, who plays the role of his father in the series and he is Irish in the comics, but the biggest difference is that in the comics Hughie is not that motivated to avenge Robin as much he is interested in The Boys, unlike the series where Hughie only motivation, in the beginning, was to avenge Robin.
3. Mother’s Milk
Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) in the series is pretty similar to his comic character, he even has the same mug with the inscription “Bad Ass”. There are some differences involving his family in the series he always disappoints his better half and his daughter but that’s not the case in the comics, In the comics Mother’s Milk ex is no good and he has to rescue his daughter from her. Also in the series, Mother’s Milk is not yet shown to have any powers but in the comics, he is the only one in The Boys to be born with compound V in his veins.
4. The Female
The Female (Karen Fukuhara) aka Kimiko has a large and explained character in the comics, she is a mute supe who kills many people working with the mob on the side when she is not satiating her bloodlust alongside The Boys. The series also shows her as a mute but she isn’t working with the mob she is captured by them and she is the only one in The Boys to have superpowers, and in the comics, she is already a part of the team before Hughie joins up, unlike the series where they all rescue her from the mob.
5. The Frenchman
The Frenchman (Tomer Kapon) aka Frenchie is the most similar character to his comic equivalent, In the comics, he mostly goes by The Frenchman and he also stays close to The Female.
The Boys season 2 is here and it premiered with the first batch of three episodes and now there will be a weekly release per episode (I HATE THE WEEKLY RELEASE PATTERN).