THE Boys series on Amazon Prime Video puts a twist on the classic superhero genre, with super-powered people not always using their talents for good.
At the top of the superhero tree is The Seven, with past and present members featuring in the series.
Here is a breakdown of all their powers, as well as how they have chosen to use them.
The leader of The Seven, Homelander – played by Anthony Starr – is the show’s equivalent to Superman – but with deadlier tendencies.
As well as being super strong, Homelander has x-ray and laser vision, the ability to fly and super hearing, making him nearly invincible.
Starlight – or Annie January – was the newest recruit to The Seven in season one after being selected during a nationwide search.
However, she quickly found the superhero gang wasn’t all it seemed.
Starlight (Erin Moriarty) can draw power from nearby electricity, blasting it from her eyes and hands, while she is also super strong.
Actor Jessie Usher plays A-Train/Reggie Franklin, who is the fastest man on the planet.
As well as his superhuman speed – he can run faster than 1000 miles per hour – A-Train also has enhanced durability and strength.
However, he takes extra doses of Compound V to help him retain his title as the fastest man on Earth.
Queen Maeve/Maggie Shaw is -unofficially – second-in-command to Homelander in The Seven and is played by Dominique McElligott.
Similar to Wonder Woman, Queen Maeve’s powers include super strength, agility and durability, and while she cannot fly, she can leap extremely high.
The Deep is played by former Gossip Girl star Chase Crawford and is The Boys’ version of Aquaman.
The Deep can communicate with sea creatures, and they will follow his command. He can breathe under water thanks to gills on his torso.
The most mysterious member of The Seven is definitely Black Noir, played by Nathan Mitchell.
While he doesn’t speak, and no one knows his real name or identity, Black Noir is a skilled martial artist.
These skills are enhanced by superhuman strength, agility and, you guessed it, durability.
Translucent – played by Alex Hassell – has carbon skin and enhanced strength.
His skin allowed him to become invisible or become as hard as a diamond, however, he has to be completely naked to become invisible.
The Female/Kimiko, is a former member of the Shining Light Liberation terrorist organisation who received superpowers from Compound V.
While it’s The Boys who befriend The Female, her powers can match The Seven thanks to her super strength and the ability to heal. She also has increased speed and durability.
Lamplighter (Shawn Ambrose) is a retired member of The Seven, who was replaced by Starlight.
While he didn’t feature directly in season one, he has a more prominent role in season two, where his powers – including his fire-wielding abilities – are explored more.
Aya Cash joined the show for season two as Stormfront, and immediately challenges Homelander’s authority in The Seven.
Stormfront can manipulate electricity and shoot bolts from her hands, she can also levitate.
Shaun Benson plays Christian speaker super Ezekiel, and can stretch his body like Mr Fantastic from the Fantastic Four.
Britanny Allen’s character gets her name from the claws that pop out of her forearms.
The former member of Teenage Kix, Popclaw dated A-Train and appeared in many superhero movies before she was blacklisted.
Pretty self explanatory title for this superhero, as Doppelganger can take on the identity of anyone.
Haley Joel Osment plays Mesmer, a former member of Teenage Kix who has the power to read the mind and see the memories of anyone he touches.
Naqib is an Aranian Super created by Homelander to be a supervillain for him and The Seven.
Played by Krishan Dutt, Naqib can suddenly create explosions and used his power to blow up a CIA raid.
The Boys season two premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, September 4.
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