It was Marvel and DC superheroes that served as inspiration for the creation of The Boys

The Boys Season 3
The Boys Season 3

It is difficult to compete with the great productions of Netflix and HBO, but Amazon managed it on Prime Video thanks to The Boys, one of the most popular series on the internet and social networks. The Boys is a superhero series based on the comic book of the same name created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, which tells the story of a group of humans who seek to fight against super-powered individuals who abuse their powers and are not really that worried. for the good of the world.

This story, in addition to presenting various criticisms against today’s society, is also a parody of several of the most famous superheroes of, so you will surely find several similar ones. To celebrate the end of the third season that will premiere on July 8, we tell you which are the Marvel and DC Comics superheroes that the creators of The Boys used to create their characters.


Homelander, played by Antony Starr, is not only the main villain of the story, but he is also the most powerful superhero in The Boys’ universe. His direct resemblance would be Superman, as the two share many superpowers, including the ability to fly, heat vision (the lasers he fires from his eyes), super strength, X-ray vision, and his virtually invincible.

The clothing is also similar, with a blue suit and cape, although Homelander instead of using the big “S” of Superman, uses patriotic elements of the United States.



Both Maeve (played by Dominique McElligott) in The Boys and Wonder Woman have mythological origins (Wonder Woman was inspired by Greek mythology and Maeve by a great Irish warrior). In addition to wearing similar clothes (with different colors), both use a mythical sword as their main weapon and both are the ethical compass in both groups of superheroes.



This is one of the most obvious comparisons, as both superheroes have the ability to communicate with marine life and use it as their ally in battle. However, The Deep, who in the series is played by Chace Crawford, is practically the ridiculed version of Aquaman, since in The Boys he is constantly mocked for his powers (and love of octopuses).



Starlight, who is played by Erin Moriarty, resembles Stargirl from DC Comics, both physically and in her attitude. Both are seen as American role models and have no problem revealing their real identities. The only difference is that Stargirl needs a staff to fly and use her powers, while Starlight emanates them from her body.



Soldier Boy, Jensen Ackles’ character who came to The Boys in season three, is pretty much an evil copy of Captain America. Both superheroes fought in World War II, they have the ability to not age, they have super strength and, most obviously, they use an indestructible shield to fight.

soldier boy
soldier boy


This is another of the more obvious comparisons since A-Train (played by Jessie T. Usher in the series) has the same power as Flash: super speed. In order to effectively use their special power, both heroes have an advanced metabolism that allows them not to burn themselves out while running, although both must be constantly eating to recover all the calories they burn.

a train
a train


Although he’s a minor character (haha, got it?), Termite, played by Brett Geddes, is taking all his inspiration from Ant-Man. Both characters have the ability to change their size, although Termite gives us the perfect example of what would happen if Ant-Man led a life full of excess.



Stormfront, the heroine played by Aya Cash, is very similar to two characters: both Thor from Marvel and Shazam from DC Comics. She is capable of flight, throws lightning, and has super strength, just like both characters from the comic companies. However, in the series, you will find that her appearance has nothing to do with her true personality.


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Written by Rachita Salian


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