- For the Dynamite version of the character, see Old Legend.
- "See, now Vought is all demo points and audience testing, thanks to those backstabbing fucks Edgar and Stillwell. And yes, I know she's dead. Fuck her anyway."
- —The Legend[src]
The Legend is a character in the third season of the Amazon series The Boys. He was the Senior Vice President of Hero Management for Vought International prior to Madelyn Stillwell. He is an occasional ally of The Boys.
The Boys Series
Milk, Butcher, and Hughie go to visit The Legend to talk. Milk asks Legend if Soldier Boy came to visit him. Legend pretends he didn’t come but Milk convinces him to admit that he did come by to pick up his super suit and for his girlfriend, Crimson Countess’, address.
The legend is an eccentric old man who does cocaine and fondly speaks of the old days, with some less then normal seeming stories to share.
He was the predecessor to Stillwell, and once worked to cover up countless heroes misdeeds. Despite this, he mellowed out later on and is disgusted by the tactics and backstabbing of both Stan Edgar and Madelyn Stillwell; even back in the old days he had some standards, he apparently took discomfort when Soldier Boy, who was 63, had a love interest played by then then-19 year old Phoebe Cates in one of his films. He also seemed to genuinely appreciate the concept of superheroes, wishing they could be 'real' heroes instead of stage performers. He also kept Soldier Boy's old costume out of sentimentality.
He is also distrusting to Butcher, as at one point in the past he helped the Boys but Billy screwed him over, resulting in him losing a leg. He points out that Billy is a toxic influence who destroys the lives of everyone around him.
- His comic counterpart known as "Old Legend" was a parody of Stan Lee, with his name being a nod to Stan's reputation in the comic book world. The series version however is based off of famous producer and screenwriter Robert Evans. The creators explained this change was to reflect the different focus in mediums. In the comics, comic books were the dominant piece of media, whilst in the series, film and television are the primary focus.