- "The point is... that you are under a misconception that we are a superhero company. We are not. What we are, really, is a pharmaceutical company."
- —Stan Edgar
Stan Edgar is the overarching antagonist of the Amazon series The Boys. He is the CEO of Vought International and Madelyn Stillwell's superior. He is also responsible for Compound V turning people into superhuman beings. After Stillwell's death, Edgar decides to take a more direct approach in managing Vought and its assets such as The Seven.
The Boys Series[edit | edit source]
Stan Edgar is first seen in the episode You Found Me, where he approaches Madelyn Stillwell at a company event and tells her that her budget for the Supes joining the army has been approved and that she is getting a promotion. He tells her to be very pleased with herself and walks away. Madelyn believes that he is grooming her to take over his position when he moves to "Belize" (he references Belize as a joke, although he could be serious).
- "I'm on page 134. Chain of command doesn't apply to other military contractors in the field; I don't see why it should apply to us."
"Well, when they're in actual combat, whom exactly do your heroes report to?"
"Same person as always. Me."
- —Stan Edgar and Robert Singer discussing the implementation of supes in the military.[src]
After Madelyn Stillwell's demise, Stan decides to step into the limelight and becomes more directly involved in Vought International and it's assets. He continues the push for incorporating Supes in the military, holding a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Singer, where Stan discusses chain of command, secret designations for Compound V and logistics for collateral damage.
Sometime after Translucent's funeral, Stan hires Stormfront as his replacement in The Seven behind Homelander's back. Homelander confronts Stan about hiring Stormfront without consulting with him. When Homelander claims himself at Vought's most valuable asset and threatens to leave the company when his contract expires, Edgar proceeds to give a brief history of Vought's founder, Frederick Vought. Stan explains that Homelander is under the impression that they are a superhero company when in fact they are a pharmaceutical company and Homelander is not their most valuable asset, but Compound V is. He accuses him of distributing Compound V around the world to terrorists and says that Homelander is not as significant as he thinks he is.
Stan Edgar holds a press conference, denying knowledge of Compound V, and claims to do a full investigation on it. He blames it on Madelyn Stillwell and vows to get to the bottom of it. He introduces Stormfront as the savior of the day, and the crowd goes wild in admiration.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "What do you know about Frederick Vought?"
"Frederick. Vought. Our Esteemed founder."
"Well, I don't know, um, not a lot, probably. I only read his autobiography... -five times?"
-(chuckles softly)"Not the self-serving bullshit that we peddle to the shareholders, the real story."
"-Got his doctorate from Munich. Ahead of his time in genetics. Such the rising young star that in '39, Hitler appointed him chief physician at Dachau, where he enjoyed a ready supply of human subjects on which to test his earliest iterations of Compound V. For which we condemn in the strongest of possible terms. Early in '44, he felt the winds change, got spirited away to the Allies. When Oppenheimer was flailing with the bomb, Dr. Vought already had practical applications of Compound V tested in the field. Heroes like Soldier Boy, killing Germans by the dozen. So, Roosevelt pardoned him, and he became as Wonder Bread American as Disney and Edison."
- —Mr. Edgar lecturing and threatening Homelander[src]
In the Comics[edit | edit source]
Mr. Edgar is the unseen CEO of Vought American. After he dies, many assumed James Stillwell would take his place. Stillwell, however, allows another member of Vought to take the title, so he can keep operating in the shadows and keep the heat off himself should anything go wrong.