Amazon Prime’s The Boys: Cast, Characters & Descriptions (with Spoilers)

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A character guide for Amazon Prime’s The Boys featuring cast members names, character descriptions, and noteworthy information.


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Hughie (Jack Quaid)

Hughie (Jack Quaid) looking at Billy in a puzzled way.
Hughie (Jack Quaid)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “The Name Of The Game” [Series Premiere]

A virtual nobody when introduced, the audio/visual sales clerk for a mom and pop shop becomes our lead character. One who, after the violent death of his girlfriend Robin, joins forces with Billy Butcher to get revenge on the killer – superstar A-Train.

Additional Information About Hughie

  • Lives with his father
  • Favorite musicians are James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, and Billy Joel

Robin (Jess Salgueiro)

Robin (Jess Salgueiro) appearing before Hughie as a hallucination.
Robin (Jess Salgueiro)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “The Name Of The Game” [Series Premiere]

Hughie’s ex-girlfriend who died when A-Train ran into her and obliterated her body. Leaving only her mid-forearms and hands intact.

Additional Information About Robin

  • Before she died, she was planning to get a place with Hughie since she was getting tired of having to be quiet when having sex at Hughie’s place.

A-Train (Jessie T. Usher)

A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) talking to Popclaw.
A-Train (Jessie T. Usher)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “The Name Of The Game” [Series Premiere]

A member of The Seven, Vought’s top heroes in their US territory, his superpower is speed. Speed which, when he runs into Robin, somehow makes most of her body explode on impact.

Additional Information About A-Train

  • Like many superheroes, he goes to a shady club away from the public’s eyes to let loose and be his true self. Which is a person who is a used sanitary napkin.
  • Has a secret thing going with a hero named Popclaw
  • Is 32 in season 1

Billy Butcher (Karl Urban)

Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) talking to Hughie.
Billy Butcher (Karl Urban)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “The Name Of The Game” [Series Premiere]

Billy is someone who masquerades as a cop or federal official who desires some form of oversight over the 200 plus known heroes. However, he doesn’t really make any headway until running into Hughie, who he exploits, in an effort to get a bug within the meeting room of The Seven. Problem is, Translucent catches Hughie and forces Billy to save the kid. Who, in return, helps Billy kill Translucent.

Additional Information About Billy

  • Formerly had close ties with the federal government, seemingly in monitoring and handling Supers before he took things too far.
  • Really is into the Spice Girls.

Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue)

Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) talking to Homelander.
Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “The Name Of The Game” [Series Premiere]

From appearances, if Madelyn isn’t the owner or majority shareholder of Vought, she is the non-super hero face who represents those in power. Not just during presentations but also behind the scenes when it comes to hashing out deals. Now, whether her power extends further? Well, that remains to be seen.

Additional Information About Madelyn

  • She is a new mother.
    • A single mother, who got pregnant by IVF.
  • Is Senior Vice President of Hero Management

Annie aka Starlight (Erin Moriarty)

Annie aka Starlight (Erin Moriarty) sitting with The Seven.
Annie aka Starlight (Erin Moriarty)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “The Name Of The Game” [Series Premiere]

A simple girl from Idaho, who has longed to become one of the Seven, even had a crush on The Deep, she gets her wish as an adult. For when the Lamplighter retires, she gets his spot. However, upon being alone with The Deep, she realizes the heroes she grew up with aren’t the same behind closed doors. And with her mother, Donna, not much in the way of support, she finds herself in an awful #MeToo situation.

But, with making the acquaintance of Hughie, it seems she may have one decent friend in New York.

Additional Information About Annie aka Starlight

  • We’re told she was bulimic in high school.
  • As a child, she participated in pageants made for young supers.

Kevin aka The Deep (Chace Crawford)

The Deep (Chance Crawford) going into a meeting with Homelander.
The Deep (Chance Crawford)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “The Name Of The Game” [Series Premiere]

An Aquaman inspired character who is one of Vought’s “The Seven.” He also is Annie’s escort when she comes on board and takes advantage of her being new and coerces her to give him fellatio.

Additional Information About The Deep

  • Is usually relegated to assignments near water. Mostly for the splash effect.

Translucent (Alex Hassell)

Translucent (Alex Hassell) taunting Hughie.
Translucent (Alex Hassell): You are not the hero of this story.

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Cherry”

One of Vought International’s “The Seven,” his powers are having a diamond-like exteriors, self-proclaimed ability to read people, and the ability to turn invisible at will.

Additional Information About Translucent

  • Has to be naked to truly be naked.
  • Can’t be suffocated and even the amount of electricity which could kill a water buffalo couldn’t kill him.
  • Has a 10-year-old son whose name is, per Annie, either Hunter or Maverick.

Anika (Ana Sani)

Anika (Ana Sani) at her desk.
Anika (Ana Sani)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Cherry”

Anika is one of the few, if not only, named members of Crime Analytics. Her job is to do all the investigative work for the heroes, as well as keep track of their positions.

Additional Information About Anika

Doppelganger (Dan Darin-Zanco)

Doppelganger (Dan Darin-Zanco) revealing himself to Senator Calhoun
Doppelganger (Dan Darin-Zanco)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Cherry”

One of Vought’s agents, likely not one of their more publicly seen heroes, who assists Madelyn when she needs to give people a little nudge. Likely by using Doppelganger’s ability to transform their battle to look like anyone, thus allowing them to blackmail people.

Additional Information About Doppelganger

Ashley (Colby Mionifie)

Ashley (Colby Mionifie) chastising Annie.
Ashley (Colby Mionifie)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Cherry”

Ashley is one of the main handlers/ PR representatives for The Seven. We primarily see her work with A-Train and Starlight, but she could possibly work for the entire Seven.

Additional Information About Ashley

Senator Calhoun (David Andrews)

Senator Calhoun (David Andrews) learning he is being blackmailed.
Senator Calhoun (David Andrews)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Cherry”

The good senator from Oklahoma who finds himself blackmailed by Madelyn as she pursues taking her heroes from working at a local, if not state level, to the national level. Which she needs Senator Calhoun’s help with since heads the committee that is keeping the bill from heading to the Senate floor.

Additional Information About Senator Calhoun

Homelander (Anthony Starr)

Homelander (Anthony Starr) having a meeting with Madelyn.
Homelander (Anthony Starr)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Cherry”

Vought International’s top earner, at 12.3 billion, and the public face of the company. Homelander has given his life over to Vought, which includes given up any sense of having a private life. Which is why, as a threat comes to the company, he finds himself handling things personally – and asking for a bigger role besides playing a superhero.

Additional Information About Homelander

  • According to Billy’s contact, Homelander might be one of the few without an exploitable vice.
  • One of the reasons he is attracted to Queen Maeve is she is the only one who doesn’t lie to him.
  • While he has X-Ray vision, he can’t see through zinc.

Frenchie (Tomer Capon)

Frenchie (Tomer Capon) nervously talking to Homelander.
Frenchie (Tomer Capon)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Cherry”

Frenchie is a bit of a jack of all trades. He is a chemist, knows how to make specialized bullets, is versed in making explosive materials, and is someone who has killed Supers before. Hence why he is one of Billy’s associates.

Additional Information About Frenchie

  • Likes to take LSD & MDMA to deal with his anxiety.
  • Is a gunrunner by trade.
  • His father is/was bipolar and tried to kill him when he was 10.
  • Often doesn’t follow the original plan, and that is what led to the Mallory incident. Specifically, Frenchie didn’t follow Lamplighter like he was supposed to, and that led to Mallory’s grandkids being set on fire.
  • Is from Marseille and was kidnapped, multiple times, by his father from his mother.

Popclaw (Brittany Allen)

Popclaw (Brittany Allen) talking to A-Train
Popclaw (Brittany Allen)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Get Some”

A-Train’s girlfriend who, unlike him, isn’t one of the top supers. In fact, while she has starred in a few things, she currently is struggling to pay her rent. Which gives Billy and his team an open when she gets high on Compound V and kills someone.

Additional Information About Popclaw

  • Her powers seem to be super strength, maybe healing, and claw-like appendages shooting out from her forearm.

Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott)

Queen Maeve watching as debris from the plane washes up on shore.
Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Get Some”

The real #2 on Vought’s “The Seven,” though her numbers are dropping. Probably because Maeve is more so about being a hero than a Vought rep but with bills to pay and being only one of two women really making it as a super, she does what she has to.

Additional Information About Queen Maeve

  • She formerly dated Homelander but between being possessive, surely among much more, they broke up.

Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso)

Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso) talking to Hughie
Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Get Some”

One of the members of Billy’s network from back in the day, Mother’s Milk hasn’t really shown what his expertise is yet. However, he has shown himself reliable and a bit more aware of what’s going on than Billy and Frenchie.

Additional Information About Mother’s Milk

  • Is in a relationship with a woman named Monique who doesn’t care for Billy what so ever. She even spits when she hears the name.

The Female (Karen Fukuhara)

The Female (Karen Fukuhara) discovered in Penn Station.
The Female (Karen Fukuhara)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Female of the Species”

A super who, for reasons not revealed when we meet her, was caged in the same facility where A-Train got his Compound V. Also, per Frenchie, he thinks she is a victim of human trafficking.

Additional Information About The Female

Susan Raynor (Jennifer Esposito)

CIA Deputy Director Susan Raynor (Jennifer Esposito) finding Billy in her office.
CIA Deputy Director Susan Raynor (Jennifer Esposito)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Female of the Species”

The CIA Deputy Director who formerly had a thing with Billy until she realized he was likely using her for funding his programs.

Additional Information About Susan

  •  Supports supers in the military.

Becca (Shantel VanSanten)

Becca (Shantel VanSanten) on security cam footage.
Becca (Shantel VanSanten)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Female of the Species”

Billy’s wife, possibly ex-wife, who is one of the driving forces for his crusade against supers. Homelander specifically.

Additional Information About Becca

Elena (Nicola Correia-Damude)

Elena (Nicola Correia-Damude) greeting Maeve.
Elena (Nicola Correia-Damude)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Good For The Soul”

Queen Maeve’s ex who she broke up with so that Elena wouldn’t become her weakness. Also, because Vought decided to pair Maeve with Homelander.

Additional Information About Elena

Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell)

Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) seeking out Frenchie.
Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Good For The Soul”

The least vocal, and seen, member of The Seven who, based off his fight with Kimiko, is shown to be a talented martial artist and possibly a skilled tracker as well.

Additional Information About Black Noir

  • Despite never seeing his face, we’re told he is actually Black.

Donna (Ann Cusack)

Donna (Ann Cusack) shocked by what Annie says on stage.
Donna (Ann Cusack)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Good For The Soul”

Annie’s mother who, when she was younger, decided to expose her to Compound V so that she would become a superhero. Something that she did as a long term investment which ultimately negatively affected her relationship with Annie.

Additional Information About Donna

Ezekiel (Shaun Benson)

| Ezekiel Shaun Benson The Boys Season 1 Episode 5 Good For The Soul
Ezekiel (Shaun Benson)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Good For The Soul”

A closeted homosexual who heads a conservative arm of Vought which pushes the idea heroes were chosen by God. Well, and that Christianity is the only way, sex before marriage is sin, and homosexuality is sinful.

Additional Information About Ezekiel

  • Power is being very elastic.

Mesmer (Haley Joel Osment)

Mesmer (Haley Joel Osment) talking to Mother's Milk.
Mesmer (Haley Joel Osment)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Innocents”

A former child star who, after some insider trading, was kicked out of the Vought family and has been doing conventions to support himself ever since.

Additional Information About Mesmer

Monique (Alvina August)

Monique (Alvina August) questioning MM's decisions.
Monique (Alvina August)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The Self-Preservation Society”

Mother’s Milk’s wife and the mother of his daughter who does not like him working in the CIA, or a government contract killer, at all. Especially if it means him working with Billy Butcher.

Additional Information About Monique

Dr. Vogelbaum (John Doman)

Dr. Vogelbaum (John Doman) on his estate.
Dr. Vogelbaum (John Doman)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The Self-Preservation Society” 

The scientist who studied and isolated Homelander to make him what should have been the perfect superhero. Instead, what he developed was a sociopath who seems to always be one triggering moment away from becoming a supervillain.

Additional Information About Dr. Vogelbaum

Grace Mallory (Laila Robins)

Grace Mallory (Laila Robins) recruiting Billy.
Grace Mallory (Laila Robins)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The Self-Preservation Society” 

The woman who took advantage of Billy’s emotional state as Billy did Hughie, and recruited him to take on the supers. However, during Billy’s tenure, thanks to Frenchie, she lost her grandchildren and due to that, she voluntarily retired and now bird watches. For the only option besides that is drinking.

Additional Information About Grace

Naqib (Krishan Dutt)

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First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The Self-Preservation Society” 

A super created by Homelander and A-Train in order for Vought to get a multi-billion dollar government contract which would have their supers be used as part of the US military to attack threats to national security.

Additional Information About Naqib

Hugh Sr. (Simon Pegg)

Hugh Sr. (Simon Pegg) saying he won't leave his son with A-Train.
Hugh Sr. (Simon Pegg)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The Self-Preservation Society” 

Hughie’s overprotective father who he lives with.

Additional Information About Hugh Sr.

Nathan (Christian Keyes)

Nathan (Christian Keyes) deciding he is going to leave A-Train to suffer alone.
Nathan (Christian Keyes)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 8 “You Found Me” [Season Finale]

A-Train’s brother who trained him to be the fastest before A-Train discovered Compound V and began slacking – as well as aging.

Additional Information About Nathan

Mr. Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito)

Mr. Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) surprising Madelyn.
Mr. Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 8 “You Found Me” [Season Finale]

The CEO of Vought International.

Additional Information About Mr. Edgar

General Information

  • All of Vought’s supers have tracking chips in them.
  • Vought has control over not just the professional lives of its heroes, but their personal life as well. This is shown through A-Train and Popclaw needing Madelyn’s permission to date out in the open.
  • Compound V is like a steroid for heroes, but one of the side effects is that most cannot control their powers as they would if they were sober.

Notable Locations & Events

Tony Cicero’s

Where Translucent is held before being killed.

Groups & Organizations

Vought International

The Seven standing together.

Vought is the representative of over 200 superheroes ranging from “The Seven” to heroes they send out to various cities across the country. Also, Vought, is a Disney-esque company that creates movies, merchandise, owns theme parks, and so much more. Lastly, Vought is a major advocate for superheroes, and on top of representing them in deals, and doing their PR, they also act as their legal team and lobbyist arm.

The Seven

The top seven heroes of Vought Studios who are chosen after a nationwide search whenever one retires or dies. Their leader is currently Homelander and lineup below.

  1. Homelander
  2. Queen Maeve
  3. Starlight
  4. Stormfront
  5. Black Noir

Former Members

  1. The Deep
  2. A-Train
  3. Translucent

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