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For the Dynamite version of the character, see Crimson Countess (Payback)/Comics.

I didn't love you. I hated you. We all did.
―Crimson Countess' final words.[src]

Crimson Countess is a supporting antagonist of the Amazon series The Boys. She is a former member of Payback and Soldier Boy's ex-girlfriend.

The Boys Series[]


Payback Vintage

Crimson Countess alongside Payback in 1984.

During her career as a superheroine at Vought-American, Countess became a successful actress, first credited in Crimson, a movie released in 1967 during the Cold War as American propaganda against the Soviet Union.

Crimson Countess was also a member of Payback, Vought-American's premier superhero team during the 1980s. She fought alongside Gunpowder, the TNT Twins, Mindstorm, Swatto, Black Noir, and their leader and her boyfriend, Soldier Boy. She and her teammates starred in other Vought movies such as Payback, Whiskey Sunrise, and Red Thunder. However, tensions arose within Payback when Soldier Boy began exhibiting abusive behavior towards his teammates.

In 1984, Countess was stationed at a military camp with the rest of Payback in Nicaragua to aid the U.S. government in Operation Charly. While there, Stan Edgar schemed to betray Soldier Boy to the Russians, capitalizing on Countess and the rest of Payback's weariness of his abusive behavior. When their camp is attacked, Countess and the rest of Payback cornered and fought Soldier Boy. In the ensuing struggle, Soldier Boy inflicted severe head trauma on Black Noir before being subdued by Crimson Countess and Mindstorm. Ultimately, Soldier Boy was taken captive by the Russians, though the public was led to believe he had died in action. After these events, Payback disbanded, and Crimson Countess likely pursued other opportunities.

On February 12, 1990, Crimson Countess is seen fleeing a brutal crime scene.

After Lamplighter stepped down from his position in The Seven, it is suggested she was one of the options to fill the vacancy on the team. However, Vought ultimately opted for Starlight as the chosen replacement.

During the November 7, 2021, telecast of Vought News Network's Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman, a commercial for Voughtland played. In the commercial, Crimson Countess could be seen singing, with the commercial's narrator explaining that the park had a particular attraction where guests could watch the Countess singing about superhero history.

The Vought News Network later announced a crowd-sourcing campaign led by Crimson Countess for her Chimp Country Sanctuary. Donors would have a chance to hear Crimson Countess' new single "Chimps Don't Cry".

Season Three[]

In MM's closet, a newspaper clipping of Crimson Countess fleeing a crime scene is seen, along with the crimes of other Supes. Due to Crimson Countess being spotted, the situation was put in the newspaper.

Crimson Countess is working at Voughtland, performing and using her powers to amuse audiences who come to visit. She receives an unexpected visit from The Female and Frenchie, who pretend to be fans, but instead attack her and demand to get information on Soldier Boy's death. She fights back and manages to escape. While escaping, she accidentally kills a theme park employee, sending hundreds of families and children running in terror.

At the Crimson Countess' Chimp Country Sanctuary building site, where the Countess also lives in her mobile home. The Countess has a second job as a camgirl on and is on a private video call with SirCumsALot779, who is a regular customer and has purchased her some anal beads to use for himself. As she proceeds with her cam show she is ambushed in her bedroom by Butcher, Hughie and Mother's Milk, who restrain her in a chair with chains which doesn't allow her to bring her hands together to use her powers. She panics upon learning that Soldier Boy is alive, knowing that he will kill her. Soldier Boy then arrives, furious over being abandoned and left in the hands of the Russians by his lover and fellow teammates. When he asks her how much the Russians paid her for her betrayal, she responds that she was paid nothing; her unwillingness to attempt to rescue him was due to the fact that she had never loved him, not because she was bribed. "I hated you," she added. "We all did."

Soldier Boy then releases his energy discharge which destroys the Crimson Countess' home and reduces her body to a smoldering skeleton.


After her death, Vought continued to use her name for their own purposes via avenues like the Crimson Countess School of Performing Arts run under Godolkin University.[1]

Powers and Abilities[]


  • Explosive Fireball Generation:
    Crimson Countess vs Kimiko

    Crimson Countess ready to use her power

    Crimson Countess Fireball

    Crimson Countess's fireball

    Crimson Countess can produce luminous fireballs from her hands, instantly exploding victims on impact. However, because her power is funneled through her hands, just like Kenji's, Kimiko easily restrained her, momentarily restricting her abilities.
    • Pyrokinetic Flight (Tentative): In Vought Tournament of Heroes, Crimson Countess is depicted flying in her introduction. This use of her power to generate flames differs from the hand gesture she apparently needs to perform to shoot fireballs, suggesting it might be an artistic interpretation of her abilities in the game instead of her real ability.
  • Longevity: Having become an established superheroine by 1967, Crimson Countess should be at least around 70 years old by the time the series takes place. Despite Soldier Boy noticing her physical changes since their last encounter decades ago, Crimson Countess appears remarkably younger than she should, hinting at a slower aging process compared to humans.
  • Superhuman Strength: Crimson Countess possesses a superhuman strength, making her more strong than humans and some Supes. Kimiko somewhat struggled to restrain her arms and she was able to hurl both Kimiko and Frenchie away from her and send them crashing through a table when the latter two were distracted, shortly after, while running away from them, she easily knocked two people to the ground with just one tap. During a cartoon reenactment of Payback's subdual of Soldier Boy, Crimson Countess was also able to jump a great distance to incapacitate Soldier Boy.
  • Superhuman Durability: Crimson Countess possesses superhuman durability, making her more durable than humans and some Supes. Despite getting killed by Soldier Boy’s highly explosive radiation blast at point blank range, her body was not completely incinerated, indicating Crimson Countess possessed a level of increased damage resistance.
  • Superhuman Hearing: Crimson Countess possesses superhuman hearing, allowing her to hear better than humans. Like all Supes, she can hear higher frequencies that humans cannot.[2]


  • Singing: Crimson Countess is a skilled singer and regularly performs a tribute song for Soldier Boy at a Voughtland attraction. In addition, she performed, wrote and directed the music video, "Chimps Don't Cry", available on YouTube.
  • Acting: As an actress, Crimson Countess has participated in the production of many films, such as Red Thunder and Crimson.



  • Specific Gesture Required: In order to create and discharge her fireballs, she must bring her hands together in a specific gesture. If her hands are forcibly kept separated, she is unable to project her fireballs.
  • Delay in Building Up Charge: Similar to Stormfront's plasma discharges, it takes time, though not much longer than a second, for Crimson Countess to build up sufficient energy to project her fireballs. This, combined with her need to form a specific gesture with both hands, can provide advanced warning to her targets. For instance, Kimiko and even Frenchie (who does not have superpowers) were able to anticipate and avoid her fireball.
  • High Frequencies: Due to being a Supe, Crimson Countess is susceptible to high frequencies. When a high frequency is playing, it can induce immense pain and temporarily neutralize her.


  • Carelessness: The Crimson Countess tends to be careless, which has led to mistakes when employing her powers. When Payback was under attack from the Sandinistas and Russian Special Forces, she launched a fireball which killed two men, only for Grace Mallory to point out they were her men. When attempting to kill Kimiko and Frenchie at Voughtland, she missed and instead killed a costumed employee dressed in a Homelander costume, and the resulting carnage caused a panic among the park visitors.



  • The X-Ray feature of the first episode in the first season of The Boys mentions that "Countess has been Starlight's competition since the Little Miss Superhero Pageant days." It is unclear whether this Countess character is entirely separate from Crimson Countess or if the show initially had different plans for Crimson Countess, leading to a potential continuity error.
  • Crimson Countess is a parody of Marvel's Scarlet Witch and Firestar. Her heat-based powers are similar to the latter, while her costume and superhero alias bear resemblance with the former.
  • Her catchphrase is "She's the countess you can count on".
  • She shows an obsession over chimpanzees, though, as revealed in the lyrics of her original song, "Chimps Don't Cry," she harbors several misconceptions about them.
  • She was the first former member of Payback to be murdered by Soldier Boy.


  1. Godolkin University Website
  2. Bob in First Day: "Did you know Supes have a wider range of hearing than us? Like dogs."