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I'm gonna help you 'cause it's the right thing to do. That's all.
―Supersonic to Starlight.[src]

Alex, better known as Supersonic, is a supporting character in Season Three of the Amazon series The Boys.

He was briefly a member of The Seven and a former member of the all-Supe boy band Super-Sweet. He was also Starlight's childhood friend and ex-boyfriend.[1]

The Boys Series[]


Alex was born in the mid-1990s. After being given Compound V as a child, he eventually became a member of the Young Americans. He also became the lead singer of Vought's boy band, Super-Sweet, in the late 2000s.

Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman[]

During the August airing of Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman, it was reported that Supersonic was making waves in the hero charts after a long stint in rehab. There were also rumors about his supposed relationship with Starlight during his time as Drummer Boy.

Season 3[]

Supersonic was a contestant on the Vought reality show American Hero to become a part of the Seven. He and Starlight re-sparked their friendship rather quickly due to the fact that they had known each other since their teenage years. It was also later revealed that they had dated once before and lost their virginities to each other, a fact that made Hughie Campbell uncomfortable.

As the reality show neared its end, Starlight informed Supersonic that he was going to be chosen but pleaded with him to turn the offer down, as Homelander was growing more unstable and could potentially kill him. Although Supersonic took her warning seriously and initially planned to leave, he ultimately decided against it and decided to stay in order to help Starlight instead.

Unfortunately, this proved to be a fatal mistake, as A-Train informed Homelander that Supersonic was working for Starlight and Homelander brutally murdered him as a warning. Homelander later took Starlight to show her Supersonic's heavily mutilated corpse on the top of the building. He warned her that if she ever stepped out of line again, his next victim would be Hughie. Vought later covered up Supersonic's murder as a drug overdose and Starlight would eventually tell Hughie the truth of how he perished, which only convinced him that Homelander had to go by whatever means necessary.


Supersonic was a very friendly, humble, and easygoing guy. He was able to easily re-kindle his friendship with Starlight and quickly warmed up to Hughie Campbell, as he went out of his way to be polite and friendly with him. He was also somewhat embarrassed by his past as Drummer Boy, which led him to change his name, and was loyal to his friends to the end, as displayed by how he refused to bail on Starlight in her fight against Homelander. He was also implied to be unlike most Supes, in that he was a real hero and used his powers to save innocent lives instead of exploiting them to commit crimes and gain fame. Also, much like Starlight, he frequently cracked jokes that caught others off-guard, such as when he implied he was still in love with Starlight before revealing he was merely messing with her.

On the other hand, Supersonic had the tendency to bend under pressure. When he was asked to perform one of his songs for Homelander's birthday event, he acquiesced to the request even though he didn't want to do it, as he was scared that not doing so would hurt his chances of making it into the Seven. He also didn't take it very well when Starlight told him the truth of Homelander's psychotic nature and how life as part of the Seven truly would be for him if he joined, as it made him feel like all the effort he had put in into coming this far was all for nothing. He was also somewhat naïve, as he told A-Train about Starlight's plot to take down Homelander without knowing much about the speedster's personality, a huge mistake that cost him his life and earned him a horrible death.

Powers and Abilities[]


  • Sonic Clap: By clapping his hands together, Supersonic could generate powerful sound waves. He appears to have a great control over the intensity of each sound wave produced by his claps. His powers were demonstrated in the "Rock My Kiss" music video, produced in 2008 by the Vought Music Group. The generated sound waves are discharged in an omnidirectional manner and since they are accompanied by a blue light it can be assumed that they are also a form of energy wave or pulse. Supersonic's claps have been shown to be powerful enough to break glass and cause disturbances in nearby bodies of water.
  • Superhuman Strength: Supersonic possessed strength above that of an average human. In a character introduction for American Hero, he was shown easily curling 900 pounds/408 kilograms, excluding the bar.
  • Superhuman Hearing: Supersonic possesses superhuman hearing, allowing him to hear better than humans. Like all Supes, he can hear higher frequencies that humans cannot.[2]


  • Singer: As the lead singer of his former boy band, Super-Sweet, Supersonic was a talented singer. In 2013, Supersonic performed "You Got Your License To Drive (Me Crazy)" which became a hit single.
  • Dancing: As a former member of a boy band, Supersonic also has very good dancing skills.



  • Requires Clapping (Tentative): Supersonic appears to be only capable of creating powerful sound waves by clapping his hands. If he can not clap, he might not be able to use his sound powers.
  • Blunt Force/Limited Durability: He was easily killed by Homelander's heat vision.
  • High Frequencies: Due to being a Supe, Supersonic is susceptible to high frequencies. When a high frequency is playing, it can induce immense pain and temporarily neutralize him.


  • Naivete: Supersonic tends to be too trusting for his own good. Without being well-acquainted with A-Train, he attempted to recruit him in his and Starlight's efforts against Homelander. A-Train apparently went along with this, but then informed Homelander of Supersonic's and Starlight's intentions. Homelander then killed Supersonic in retaliation and as a warning to Starlight.



  • Supersonic is likely a parody of DC's Vibe.
  • Supersonic had the shortest known membership out of anyone in The Seven, past or present. He was killed mere days after joining the team.
  • Supersonic is a second generation Mexican-American. Though according to his conversation with Homelander he states that he doesn't really speak Spanish.



  1. REPORT: The Boys Season 3 Changes Jensen Ackles' Soldier Boy, Introduces Starlight's (SPOILER)
  2. Bob in First Day: "Did you know Supes have a wider range of hearing than us? Like dogs."

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