Mister Marathon is a mentioned character in The Boys. He was the original speedster in the Seven, but was replaced by A-Train prior to the beginning of The Boys.

The Boys Series[edit | edit source]

Mister Marathon was the original speedster of the Seven and not much of his past is known. Ashley Barrett mentioned him in We Gotta Go Now, saying A-Train served 4 more years than him.

He is mentioned one more time by Lamplighter in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker while taking a backdoor to The Seven tower, Lamplighter mentions to Hughie that him and Mister Marathon used to sneak applying college girls this back way.

Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Superhuman Speed: Mister Marathon has super speed.
  • Super Stamina: Mister Marathon had sufficient stamina to run at top speed for long distances.
  • Time Travel: He once ran so fast he traveled to 1918 and did not come back for about two weeks.
  • Intangibility:He could vibrate his molecules so he could pass through physical matter.

In the Comics[edit | edit source]

Mister Marathon was a member of the Seven and not much of his past is known. During the 9/11 crisis, Jack From Jupiter tried to flee, but Marathon convinced to let him stay. While carrying Mister Marathon due to his inability to fly, The Homelander wanted to abandon the mission but Marathon persuaded him to continue, by pointing out that Vought-American would fire them if they left. However, Homelander broke the plane when he was trying to slow it, killing Mister Marathon in the process. He was replaced by another speedster called A-Train.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He is a parody of The Flash, Jay Garrick
  • He was the very first speedster in The Boys universe just like Jay Garrick was in the DC universe
  • He is a retired ex-seven member possibly due to him being to slow
  • He has a close friendship with The Lamplighter
  • He was the first member of The Seven to leave.
  • He was featured in a “The Dawn of the Seven” drawing during the pitch showing that his suit is very similar to his comic suit.
  • A-Train lasted 4 years longer than Mister Marathon
  • Mister Marathon and The Lamplighter would sneak college girls in through the back door of Vought Tower showing that Marathon had the same sexual tendencies as the other supes.
  • He could possibly be a sympathetic supe just like his friend The Lamplighter.
  • He could appear in the Third season of The Boys
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