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"That is our job, our honor. We are Vought. We make heroes super."
Madelyn Stillwell[src]
"Today's heroes. Tomorrow's future."
—Vought's official slogan

Vought International, formerly known as Vought American, is an American multi-billion[1] dollar conglomerate, currently lead by Ashley Barrett, previously led by Stan Edgar and previously managed by Madelyn Stillwell. The company is famous for founding The Seven and managing the global population of licensed Supes. The corporation is also extremely corrupt and corporatist, and aims for world domination.

History[]

"A world without crime, with liberty and justice for all, that's within our reach, thanks to the 200+ superheroes in the Vought family. We see a bright future ahead, where there is a Vought hero in every town."
Madelyn Stillwell[src]

Vought was founded by Frederick Vought, a Nazi scientist whom Adolf Hitler himself appointed as the chief physician at the Dachau concentration camp in 1939 where Vought would perform unethical experimentation on human test subjects in order to develop Compound V to enhance human beings into what are now known as Supes. Vought eventually created the first dose of Compound V and had his first successful Superhero, his own wife, Stormfront. When Vought realized the Nazi party's defeat was certain, Vought defected from Nazi Germany and the Allied forces smuggled him to the US and allowed him to give his newly developed Compound V to military soldiers to increase their odds against the Nazi Party. This prompted President Franklin Roosevelt to pardon him in 1944, and allow him to continue his research on Compound V and create more Supes, and gave him his own corporation to further the development of the Supes as an advanced race of living weapons. At some point after Vought died, Stan Edgar would take over as CEO and (perhaps like his predecessor) would cover up any casualties caused by the Supes. Compound V is shrouded from the public, whom are led to believe that Supes are chosen by God. Instead, Compound V was shipped across the US to hospitals by Samaritan's Embrace under the guise of medical supplies. At the end of Season One, however, Hughie Campbell was able to stop the Compound V shipments by threatening to release damaging information to the public about Ezekiel.

Vought's goal has always been to capitalize on Supes, cutting deals with independent cities and states for protection; Stillwell tried to offer Baltimore's Nubian Prince at the price of $300 million a year, however the deal was tanked by Homelander. Nearing the end of Season One, Vought's goal was to get The Seven into the military and perhaps a number of other Supes. Due to her good work, it was Mr. Edgar's wish that Stillwell replace him as President of Vought. However things begin going awry after Homelander arranges for the creation of the "Supe Terrorists" to create enemies only Vought had the means to combat, which results in Compound V being exposed to military personal and the higher ups during raids on terrorist compounds resulting in major scrutiny towards Vought and Compound V being evaluated by the FDA. In addition to this, Homelander due to mental instability, kills Stillwell upon learning she deceived him, putting Edgar's plan to retire on hold. After Compound V is exposed to the public Vought places blame on Stillwell using her as a scapegoat, but the exposure nonetheless causes Vought's stock to plummet down drastically.

With the growing popularity of Stormfront, Vought incites the public to possible Supe-terrorist attacks, which leads to paranoia and xenophobia tainting the public. With the public afraid or angry, they supporting Compound V supplements to be given to law enforcement all across the country. Before the first shipments of V can be sent out, Stormfront has her past as a Nazi exposed and leads to further distrust in Vought. After Stormfront is defeated by The Boys, Vought uses the exposed Stormfront as a scapegoat by saying she was the one who framed Starlight as a traitor, and Mr. Edgar announces the Shipments of Compound V have been permanently halted.

Notable Staff[]

Current Staff[]

Former Staff[]

Subdivisions[]

Vought has a large number of subdivisions to handle Superhero affairs and other forms of business, among them:

Entertainment[]

Vought's primary source of revenue. By using their "heroes" as part of the advertisement, Vought has expanded their influence across every single form of entertainment, including: Movies, comics, music and T.V Shows.

Comics[]

  • Vought Comics: Responsible for superhero comics. Parody of Marvel and DC Comics.

Movies and T.V[]

  • Vought Studios: Responsible for the production and release of superhero movies, such as Dawn of the Seven and Invisible Force. It's a parody of Marvel Studios.
  • Vought News Network: Network channel, dedicated solely to Vought related news.
  • Vought+: A streaming service. It is a parody of Disney+.
  • VSPN: Sports channel. It is a parody of real world sports channel ESPN.
  • Vought Entertainment Television: A fashion and pop-culture channel.
  • VTV Television for Women: A TV channel directed at women viewers. It is likely a parody of the Lifetime channel.
  • Vought Kids: A preschool TV channel for kids.
  • Voughtoons: A series of cartoons.

Music[]

  • Vought Soul: A music channel, which also includes TV shows. It is a TV channel directed at members of the black community and other minorities. "A-Train To Africa" is one of the many shows available at this channel.
  • Voughtify: A music streaming service. Music videos such as: "Never Truly Vanish", "Faster" and "Bow and Quiver" can be accessed within the service. It is a parody of Spotify.
  • Vought Records: A music company. Eagle the Archer's new album, Bullseye Beats, was announced to be coming from them.

Other[]

  • Voughtland: A themed amusement park. It is a parody of Disneyland due to word associated with "land" next to the company name.
  • Planet Vought Casino & Resort: A casino resort located in Las Vegas. In 1986, Mindstorm performed live shows called "Mental Magic with Mindstorm" at the establishment.

Medical[]

Besides entertainment, Vought is also a pharmaceutical company.

Charity[]

Vought owns and funds a variety of non-profit organizations, likely so that they can retain a good reputation.

  • Samaritan's Embrace: A charity organization lead by Ezekiel. Acts as a front for the distribution for Compound V to hospitals.
  • Starlight House: A non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk youth. Starlight is the spokeswoman of this foundation and while Starlight said that Homelander would be donating 10 million dollars to the Starlight House, Homelander refused to donate. After Starlight left Vought, the organization started being accused of human trafficking.

Food Chains[]

  • Planet Vought: Restaurant chain.
  • Vought-A-Burger: Fast Food Chain.
  • Vought Water: Plastic water bottle brand.
  • Heaven's Harvest: A farming company that was acquired by Vought. It is a beloved Christian-owned organic farm to shelf grocery store chain. The company sees to be going well, pleasing Vought and Wall Street investors.

Other[]

  • Crime Analytics: A subdivision likely dedicated to analyzing information for the Supes, so that they can fight crime more efficiently. After The Deep was named as the new Head he fired everyone who had tweets that were critical of Homelander.
  • Godolkin University: A university dedicated to teaching Supes on how to become heroes.
  • Vought Rifle Association: An organization dedicated to teaching people about the second amendment.

Associates[]

Vought has a large number of organizations and companies which they have invested in or have made deals with, among them:

Current Associates[]

  • Our Sheet: An American company that makes a great variety of affordable and made in America only products, including bed sheets, 94% cotton triple ply toilet paper and dark roast southern harvest coffee. The Supe Blue Hawk is the spokesmen of this brand. It appears to be a parody of the real-world company MyPillow.
  • Saving Our Seas Aquatic Animal Foundation: A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting sea life. It is sponsored by Vought and the organization gave Dinky to OceanLand as a replacement for their previous lead dolphin.
  • OceanLand: An aquatic zoo sponsored by The Deep. After the accidental death of its previous lead dolphin, during The Deep's attempted to free the creature from OceanLand, the Saving Our Seas Aquatic Animal Foundation gave a baby bottlenose dolphin named Dinky to the zoo as a replacement.
  • Kirei Shoyu: A Japanese seafood restaurant chain. The Deep has done a commercial for the franchise, advertising its beautiful soy sauce and tasty food. The restaurant chain appears to have an octopus and a flying bottle of soy sauce as its mascots.

Former Associates[]

  • Liquid Death: A canned-water company. The Deep has done a commercial for this company, advertising the product as a more eco-friendly replacement for plastic water bottles, since aluminum cans are more recyclable and are less likely to end up in the oceans. As of right now, The Deep is no longer the Chief Sustainability Associate of the company, due to burning plastic trash and releasing toxic fumes near children.

Enemies[]

Vought has acquired enemies and rivals over time, among them:

  • The Boys: A team of vigilantes under the CIA with the mission of bringing down Vought International and The Seven.
  • Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs (FBSA): A government agency dedicated to dealing with supes who have committed crimes.
  • Bremer and Bremmer Law Firm (B&B Law Firm): A law firm, they have filed a lawsuit against Vought International. The lawsuit was filed in New York superior court on behalf of dozens of superhumans and their families for non-consensual exposure to compound V.
  • Russian Government: After World War II and the Cold War and the involvement of American superheroes in both events, anti-supe sentiment became very strong in Russia. Unlike the Americans, most Russians see supes in a negative way to the point that graffiti depicting supes as monsters is quite common in the country. Due to Russian hatred of superheroes, Vought products are also considered contraband, however the Russian media is still allowed to talk about superhero related topics. Besides that, the Russian military is also secretly studying Compound V, most likely so that they can gain an advantage over the USA in case of another war.

References[]

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