- In the comic book template for “The Boys”, Billy Butcher comes up with a terrible plan.
- However, Amazon Prime Video’s superhero series should definitely come up with a new ending for Butcher.
- You can find out what exactly happens in the comics in this text after a spoiler warning.
Season 3 of the ingenious superhero parody “The Boys” is currently flickering across the Amazon Prime Video screens. The series is based on the comic of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, although Amazon naturally made some changes to the template. And in the case of fan-favorite and supe-killer Billy Butcher, Amazon really should change the whole ending of the character right away!
Warning: spoilers for the fate of Billy Butcher in the comic follow! So don’t read any further if you want to be surprised by the Amazon series. Because we might spoil the end of Billy Butcher for you now.
In “The Boys” comics, Billy Butcher comes close to becoming a mass murderer
Billy Butcher clearly hates the superheroes known as Supes in “The Boys” and enjoys taking down the baddest of them. In Season 3 of the Amazon series, he finds it a lot easier when he checks into V24, Vought Corporation’s new Compound V variant that temporarily gives people superpowers.
In the comic template, Butcher goes a good deal further. Attention: final spoiler warning! Here Homelander and Black Noir already died towards the end.
Butcher then becomes the final antagonist. He hatches a plan to unleash a special form of Compound-V who will kill anyone with Super DNA.
This would make Butcher a veritable mass murderer like Homelander.
And then it gets particularly tragic. His former teammates Frenchie, Mother’s Milk and Kimiko want to stop him from doing just that – and Butcher then kills them all!
Only Hughie can ultimately stop Butcher here.
Will Billy Butcher follow Daenerys Targaryen’s path from Game of Thrones?
At the moment all this seems unimaginable in “The Boys”. But in Episode 5 of the forthcoming Season 3, Billy Butcher has a meaningful conversation with Queen Maeve before the two fall wildly over each other.
Butcher says here: “You and your kind are a bunch of walking powder kegs. And it’s not just Homelander. You must finally all disappear.… Just every single one.”
Against the background of Butcher’s comic ending just described, these sentences take on a whole new meaning. So if Amazon is really heading towards the comic book ending, one can only hope that it will be prepared better and more believably than Daenerys Targaryen’s turn to the “mad queen” in the epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones”.
But there is still hope for all Butcher fans who don’t want to see him end like this. After all, “The Boys” has already made some changes to the comic template. For example, A-Train is Japanese in the comics, while the Amazon series has made him Black American – and in season 3 current developments such as the Black Lives Matter movement through the character A-Train picks up.
|Rate The Boys|
|Genre||Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy|
|First broadcast in Germany||
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