- For the Dynamite version of the character, see Soldier Boy/Comics.
The Boys Series[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
The past of Soldier Boy is shrouded in mystery. In 1944, when Oppenheimer was flailing with the bomb, Dr. Vought already had practical applications of Compound V tested in the field. This led to such superheroes as Soldier Boy, who killed German soldiers by the dozen.
His statue was on the square in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker. This is the only time Soldier Boy's physical appearance can be seen this season.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
The below described abilities and powers are for the comic book character only. The Boys TV Soldier Boy will appear noticeable different on the show in personality and capabilities. In interviews and tweets show creator Kripke reiterated that his Soldier Boy would be a much stronger, darker and more menacing supe than the bumbling, meek, easily manipulated fool of the comics. He would be a dangerous, assertive character who is easily able to go toe to toe with Homelander, kripke describing him as "Homelander before Homelander".
- Superhuman strength: Soldier Boy is not as strong as Homelander, Stormfront, or any other supes. However, he is still relatively strong, similar to a super-soldier.
- Superhuman Speed: Soldier Boy is able to dodge bullets as well as punches and blows easily.
- Skilled use of his shield: Soldier Boy is an expert user of his shield, of which he uses as a melee weapon.
- Expertise in hand-to-hand combat: Soldier Boy is able to be in control momentarily during his fight with Billy Butcher by using his speed, repeatedly throwing blows at him, stunning him multiple times.
Personality[edit | edit source]
First trailers show him as a charismatic speaker, assuring the American public that they are in safe hands and can still trust supes to protect and save them - implied: even with Homelander's and Stormfront's recent PR disasters... When Homelander sloppily salutes him and says thanks after the short statement, Soldier Boy shows his disdain for the younger supe openly: rolling his eyes and leaving the frame with an annoyed expression.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He is a parody of Captain America.