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For the Amazon version of the character, see Queen Maeve.

Queen Maeve is the tertiary antagonist-turned-anti-hero of the Dynamite Entertainment 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" while in the womb and therefore developed potent abilities such as flight, near-invulnerability, and super strength.

History

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. She has also had a number of other children, by unspecified fathers, aborted by Doctor Peculiar (or one of his employees).

Most notably, however, Maeve was in a relationship with Homelander, but broke up with him when he tricked her into having a blindfolded sex session with Black Noir and physically assaulted her when questioned about it. She never stood up to Homelander again due to her fear of him and also caused her to go along with some of his actions, but also finally prompted her to work with the Boys and help them by installing several bugs in The Seven's headquarters.

Maeve was eventually killed while protecting Starlight from Homelander and Black Noir, though Homelander easily overpowered her after she struck him on the head with her sword, shattering it in the process. He then flung her decapitated head at Starlight as she flew away from The Seven’s headquarters. Ultimately, Maeve's sacrifice bought enough time for Starlight to escape.

Known powers

  • Superhuman strength: Maeve is one of the strongest members of The Seven, only behind Homelander and Black Noir.
  • Superhuman durability: Maeve's body is much harder and more resistant to conventional forms of physical injury than the body of a human. She can withstand falls from great heights, exposure to extremes in both temperature and pressure, high caliber bullets, and tremendous impact forces without sustaining injury. She is also able to withstand Homelander's sonic screams.
  • Flight: She can fly easily in the air.

Trivia

  • She is a parody of Wonder Woman from DC comics.
  • 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 as well as having red hair and armor as opposed to blonde hair and blue armor. She's much kinder and more sympathetic in the series.
  • 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.
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