- For the Amazon version of the character, see Queen Maeve.
Queen Maeve is a main character in Dynamite Entertainment's comic series The Boys. She is one of the most powerful and most important members of The Seven, only behind Homelander and Black Noir in terms of strength. Like the other members of The Seven, she was experimented on with "Compound V" in the womb and therefore developed abilities such as flight, invulnerability, super strength, and advanced combat.
History[edit | edit source]
After the Seven's botched rescue of a passenger plane on 9/11, Maeve turned into a nihilistic alcoholic. She does not seem to show any interest in real-world events, instead spending her time gazing out the window, sipping martinis, and occasionally having sex with several bodybuilders at a time. While mostly cold towards the new recruit, she does show some sympathy for Starlight. Maeve has been in a relationship with several prominent heroes such as Stormfront (although she cheated on him with another hero and produced a black child), and was even in a relationship with The Legend (the chief editor of Victory Comics), producing a child with him that would go on to become a hero known as Blarney Cock. Most notably, however, Maeve was in a relationship with Homelander, but broke up with him when he tricked her into having sex with Black Noir. It was this that prompted her to work with the Boys and help them by installing several bugs in The Seven's headquarters.
Maeve is eventually killed while protecting Starlight from Homelander and Black Noir. Although Homelander easily overpowered her, Maeve's sacrifice bought enough time for Starlight to escape.
Powers[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She is a parody of Wonder Woman, though resembles non-Demigoddess mortal, a older Cassie and Mattel’s She-Ra.
- Maeve's Amazon counterpart differs from her comics one only slightly, but in many areas. While the comics version seems to look like a fusion of Wonder Woman and Barbie, Amazon Maeve's costume is more streamlined, ditching the Barbie look entirely. She's much kinder and more sympathetic in the series, and while Maeve in the comics is very promiscuous towards men, the show's version is confirmed to be a closeted bisexual, a commentary on the lack of LGBTQIA+ superheroes in media.
- The name Maeve is a female given name of Irish origin. Queen Maeve (Medb) was the queen of Connacht, her tomb can be seen on top of Knocknarea in County Sligo.