- For the Amazon version of the character, see A-Train.
- "Can't stop the A-Train!"
- —A-Train's catchphrase[src]
A-Train is a minor character in the Dynamite series The Boys. He is a speedster who used to be a part of a team known as Teenage Kix but became a member of The Seven to replace their previous speedster. He inadvertently killed Hughie Campbell's girlfriend while chasing a criminal. The one event kick-started the events in the series, by creating a vengeance against superheroes in Hughie, and Hughie's involvement in The Boys.
A-Train is a member of The Seven and the fastest man in the world but underneath the cavalier exterior of a celebrity superhero, lies the soul of a mortal athlete with a deep insecurity about staying at the top. He’ll do whatever it takes to remain in The Seven, because he knows it’s only a matter of time until a younger, faster challenger takes his place — and that’s a problem even the fastest man in the world can’t outrun.
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A-Train is a speedster and a close ally to Homelander; he was recruited by The Seven after leaving Teenage Kix, as a replacement for Mister Marathon, the group's original speedster who was killed on 9/11 when The Seven botched a plane rescue. He first appears after accidentally killing Hughie Campbell's girlfriend while chasing a criminal, tossing him into her, causing her hands to rip off her body which was crushed by the criminal into a brick wall. As a member of the Seven, he is kept in check by Homelander after harassing Starlight. Despite having superhuman speed, he has little control over his abilities. Due to being a newer member and because of his immaturity, A-Train is not respected by the rest of The Seven, with his only real friend being Jack From Jupiter, whom A-Train later sides against when Jack is blackmailed. He is captured by Butcher, and killed by Hughie for Robin's death and after Butcher revealed he and the Seven only hired Starlight to sexually assault her.