The Boys

TV Show • 2019 • Action  Report
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Episode
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Diabeetus
A dead horse in a desert is briefly shown for 2 seconds in Season 2 Episode 5 at 32:18
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Pbjnr
Season two episode 5. Billys aunties dog, Terror, is hiding with them in the house from Black Noir. The lads get into a scrap but Terror is never harmed
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CaptainBisclavret
Dolphins in a "SeaWorld" type of facility are discussed/have mentions of abuse in that sort of situation. This happens in Episode 4.
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Does a pet die?
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0
There are bug supes in season 3
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ClaudiaTroncosoU
In season 1 there are two main scenes involving a dead animal, with a dolphin and then a lobster. In season 2 there is a whale that dies.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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emjots
this show is horrible about animal death. a lot of the Deep's sea creature friends die gratuitously in horrible ways just to traumatize him season 1 episode 4 (skip from 47:00 - 48:30) a dolphin dies in S1E5 (43:45) there's brief news footage of the dead dolphin S1E7 (35:30 - 36:45), the Deep tries to rescue a lobster from a grocery store but the clerk stabs it before he can S2E3 (skip from 37:00 - 40:45) a whale dies (42:00 - 44:35) the dead whale is shown again when the Seven show up and insult deep and then leave to follow the Boys S2E5 (32:00) dead horse shown briefly
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Theres an octopus
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8
ZoeGawd
Yes. Freckles was a real one. Does two years prior though. Never to be seen. But talked about in episode 5
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AndriaSchwortz
There's a sexual assault and the victim is blamed.
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emjots
SEASON 2 SPOILERS sexual violence is a main theme of the show. several main characters are sexual abusers and multiple characters who are victims are intimidated or stalked. the worst of the stalking happens in season 2 season 2 is really distressing because homelander spends it stalking rebecca butcher, living in her house, intimidating her, and lording it over her that she's powerless to stop him S2E2 (28:30 - 30:20) rebecca begs for Vought to help her get away and is refused (very distressing) (35:00) homelander intimidates rebecca S2E3 (7:15) homelander intimidates rebecca
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Happy80thGertrude
SEASON 3 EPISODE 7 Butcher has flashbacks of his dad hitting him with a belt. You see the flashbacks twice in the episode.
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frenchiefries
there are scenes that include alcohol in them but one of the characters, queen maeve, is implied to be a recovering alcoholic but relapses. this happens in season 1 ep 5 if im not mistaken
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cassidy4
yes. a train is a addicted to compound v a drug that enhances your powers when you’re a superhero. he later has a heart attack bc of this.
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Bitbat
A-Train and Popclaw are shown injecting themselves with a mysterious substance.
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P1X3LP0P5
S1
Minor event spoilers. There's three rape-esque scenes. The last two are the only ones visually shown but the first one might trigger people from the audio. S1e1 22:22-24:25: The Deep threatens starlight unless she allows him to have his way S1e2 37:12-37:29: two boys attempt to rape a girl, they only get as far as taking their belt off. S1e7 28:53-29:41: A woman fingers deeps gills, which he repeatidly says hurts and he wants her to stop but she doesn't.
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emjots
sexual violence is a main theme of the show. several main characters are sexual abusers and characters who are victims are intimidated and stalked i might have missed some but these are the big ones + the borderline cases season 1 episode 1 22:00 - 24:30 Deep coerces Starlight into sex 32:00 Translucent is invisible in the women's restroom and spying on them while naked s1e2 37:00 - 38:00 Starlight stops an attempted rape and kicks the shit out of the guys 41:00, a shapeshifter tricks someone into sex blindfolded in order to blackmail him 42:00 homelander watches someone breastfeed through a wall 48:30 the boys put a bomb in transluscent's rectum s1e3 Popclaw has consensual sex with her landlord but then crushes his head and his distress is very visible s1e4 Frenchie is talking to a girl in a cafe and she grabs him by the crotch threateningly and painfully, but it's played for laughs episode 5 Maeve gets drunk and kisses her ex girlfriend against her will but stops immediately episode 5, 45 minutes in when starlight goes onstage she describes her sexual assault S1E6, 30 minutes in, Butcher talks about homelander assaulting his wife S1E7 - the Deep is assaulted by a fangirl graphically onscreen (25 minutes in) - homelander accuses starlight of faking her rape accusation - we see survaillance footage of Butcher's wife before and after her assault in a flashback. she gets pregnant and "dies" in childbirth 40 minutes in (the scene is very graphic) season 2 is really distressing because homelander spends it stalking rebecca butcher, living in her house, intimidating her, and lording it over her that she's powerless to stop him S2E2 (28:30 - 30:20) rebecca begs for Vought to help her get away and is refused (very distressing) (35:00) homelander intimidates rebecca (42:30) Stormfront makes a victim-blaming joke about Starlight's rape S2E3 (7:15) homelander intimidates rebecca (16:30) butcher makes a joke about assaulting hughie
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VelBloo
People are tied up, violently held against walls by supes, there are a LOT of scenes of people in cells, someone is stuffed into a trunk, and many more.
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mistersandman
To elaborate on the other two comments, it is mentioned in Episode 1 that after A-Train ran through a girl, he accidentally swallowed one of her molars.
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pluisje
S3 spoiler: In the first episode of Season 3, a shrinked character enters the urethra of another male character. When still inside he pops back to normal size, blowing up most of the other character.
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Paci
In season 2 ep. 1 a character cuts it's own arm to sell to a man who wants to practice cannibalsm
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TaschaHe
In S2Ep1 someone is paid to let someone else chop their arm off.
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emjots
season 1 episode 2 hughie punches a wall repeatedly and draws blood (18:00) episode 6 the super-strength woman breaks Mesmer's wrist when he tries to read her mind (there are visions of her snapping people's necks) episode 7 (this one is extremely bad), when Hugie goes to confront A-Train he distracts him while Kimiko sneaks up on him and breaks his leg (about 20 minutes in episode 8, 15 minutes in, Kimiko flees the SWAT guys and breaks several of their bones before she's caught season 2 episode 1 at 30:00 we see someone's mutilated arm S2 E3 (51:00 - 53:00) Stormfront crushes Kenji's hands and then snaps his neck while calling him slurs (this one is extremely bad) In S2 E5 (17:30 - 18:30) Kimiko walks into the shop and then rips someone's face off, stabs, breaks bones, it was bad enough that I couldn't watch it
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JERemy
This happens multiple times, to multiple characters, in multiple episodes, in gory detail.
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pentopia11
A character burns himself alive late in season 2. He non-graphically burns someone else alive on a security cam in an earlier episode.
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0
In s3 e4 Butcher is telling Kimiko to go “and give her the noose” in regards to a hit job. No visuals of a noose or hanging.
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ThatCow
Season 1 finale has someone murdered by having her eyes burned out. Graphic and close-up.
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Bitbat
Translucent t is tortured but you cannot see it on screen. The Deep has his gills tortured by a woman following sex.
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EliseE
Yes, enough that I would not be able to name all of the instances if I tried. Do not watch the show if you aren’t prepared for creative, gratuitous, frequently surprise violence.
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3notifications
Character shaves all of his body and head hair off in the aftermath of his being sexually assaulted.
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Yes
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emjots
s1 episode 3 frenchie mentions his dad almost "smothered" him as a kid (it's treated as a joke) S2 E3 (30:00) Stormfront crushes Kenji's hands, chokes him, and snaps his neck while calling him slurs
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jellybean62628
Season 3 Episode 3 - Hughie asks Kimiko to break his arm and she does.
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emjots
Transluscent gets electrocuted a lot to knock him out
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ThatCow
Season 3, Homelander coerces a young girl to jump off a building.
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Yes
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Vitya
S3 E2 Gunpower is confronted by Butcher about Soldier Boy sexually abusing him when he was a minor but denies it
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Niffler
You do not see it but your witness the child asking to be saved and she isn’t.
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c0mradeolive
A few minutes from the end the last episode of season 3, when homelander is in a crowd of his supporters, a protestor is called a variation of the r slur. mute & turn off captions from 57:22-57:24 and you won't see/hear it. the dialogue isn't important so you won't miss anything. (SPOILERS) if you wanna be extra safe and skip it, a protestor calls homelander a fascist and throws a can at his kid, so homelander lasers the guy's head off and everyone cheers.
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tial
A-Train murders his girlfriend by using his super speed to inject her with numerous heroin needles at once. A-Train also abuses compound V (a fictional drug that boosts super powers) throughout the show and ends up giving himself severe heart problems and almost dies of a heart attack because of this at one point.
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HacSakalllar
Homelander forces starlight to cheat on hughie with him through season 3 up until ep 6
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Meep
A plane goes down with a father and son inside. There are no survivors.
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emjots
episode 4 they find a woman with superpowers locked in a cell who was trafficked frenchie opens up to her later in the episode about how he was kidnapped by his father
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EllieAdkinson
Episode 4 of the first season features a plane crash with children on board. A little girl holds a Disney-looking plastic baby doll in her arms, and you just keep seeing this girl clutching her doll while the passengers beg for their lives. The child ultimately dies, and you can tell because there’s a heartbreaking closeup of the now ruined doll among the debris from the crash.
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Yes
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Bitbat
Robin is shown as a hallucination numerous times.
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andymoo
Robin suddenly dies after A-Train accidentally collides with her, leaving blood and gore in his wake. The scene is incredibly sudden and comes straight after a sweet moment between Robin and Hughie.
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Yes
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Yes
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emjots
season 1 episode 1 at 54:30 butcher spits blood at Transluscent S2E2 (56:00) butcher punches hughie and he spits blood on the ground
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youthlagoon17
Season 1 Episode 1: In the opening scene when an armoured truck is being destroyed, a man gets out of the truck and v*s onto the ground. It is not graphic but still visible. A young woman suddenly and audibly v*s into a toilet roughly 20 minutes in, however v* is not shown, you only see her knees under a toilet stall. Season 1 episode 7: A man v*s into a trash can somewhere between 9 and 9:30 mins after running on a track. V* is visible for about a second and very audible. Season 1 episode 8: A young woman is seen flirting drunkenly with a man at an event. She excuses herself and there is a sudden cut to her audibly V* into a toilet, however v* not shown. Season 2 episode 6: During CCTV footage, a man is shown v* acid onto a bed. This is sudden and visible through grainy CCTV footage. Characters are shown being trapped in a room in a hospital and one character decides to open the door. The acid v* man enters the room and v*s towards a man and then on himself. Look away for about 45 seconds to be safe. Graphic and unpleasant to watch.
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emjots
Too much to list here, basically in every fight scene. It's incredibly violent.
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AutumnLane
Much of the show is commentary on how police and other powerful people abuse that power.
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kars4kids
Characters are electrocuted, but no actual ECT.
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HacSakalllar
S2 episode 6 takes place in grove sage mental institution
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3notifications
Murder by drug overdose. Multiple syringes.
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insectlover
EP 05, at 39:40
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insectlover
Ep 02, from 05:00 to 06:39 shows a kid with cancer in a "make-a-wish" situation
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Bitbat
Hughie has multiple anxiety and anger attacks relating to the death of his girlfriend, Robin. If you see A train on screen along with Hughie expect anger to happen.
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JadeShula
During most silent discussion scenes audio is alot more sensitive and picks up breathing / mouth opening noises Season 2 Episode 7 has an eating scene with lots of slurping Gore sounds including head crushing and squelching throughout the entire show. Subtitles also say things like "Sigh (Lip smack)" and such.
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Everyone does.
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emjots
Starlight is recovering from bulimia. it's rarely mentioned but she relapses briefly in season 1 episode 1, 30 minutes in, immediately after the lines "they're fucking laughing" "so what are you going to do about it?" S1E2 40 minutes starlight's manager yells at her because people are mocking her eating disorder on social media episode 4 in the mall scene butcher makes a passing joke about clothes for anorexics
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nonamestartingwithr
Many of the main characters are mentally ill, and most of them are violent as hell given the nature of this show
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Season 3 episode 2 Homelander talks to a girl on the roof of a tall building about to kill herself (and while she ultimately decides she doesn’t want to, Homelander forces her off the building and to her death anyway). During the same scene, it’s revealed that Stormfront committed suicide by biting off her own tongue and choking on it
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c0mradeolive
no autistic character are abused however a variation of the r slur is used at the end of the last episode of season 3. there's nothing visible on screen so if you turn off captions and mute it from 57:22-57:24 you'll be safe and still know what happens. (SPOILERS) if you wanna be extra safe and skip it, a protestor calls homelander a fascist and throws a can at his kid, so homelander lasers the guy's head off and everyone cheers.
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emjots
Body Dysmorphia Disorder is a body-image disorder characterized by persistant and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one's appearance. This means that the afflicted person cannot stop thinking negatively about their appearance, or aspects of it. It has nothing to do with shapeshifting. The Deep has serious body dysmorphia and depression because of his gills, and being assaulted in season 1 episode 7 makes it worse. In season 2 episode 2 he's given a drug that makes him hallucinate that his gills are talking to him, and they give him a long talk about how he has to learn to accept his body the way it is. His distress is very intense. In S2E3 (44:00) Homelander calls him disgusting and tells him to cover up
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tial
Becca says to Homelander that if he kills Butcher, She will kill herself in front of Homelander’s son and say it’s his fault. This is never followed through with.
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Nou
S02E05 - very intense, direct, sudden strobe after hard cut, around 6min mark, right after Homelander shuts trailer door, for about two minutes. There is no epilepsy warning before the show or any ease-in before scene, if not for a friend who saw it earlier and warned me it would give me seizure as there is no time for reaction and closing one/both eyes is not enough to block it - it is INTENSE.
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tial
A baby cries throughout the final scene of Season 1. The mother (who is tied up) begs for the baby to be moved to another room but she is ignored.
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tial
Seldom does a minute go by where a obscene word, phrase or gesture is used.
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Mmorgan
Please, be careful watching s02e05, after scene in the daylight on the movie set there is a quick cut to club scene with strobe lights.
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kars4kids
In the opening of season 3 episode 2, butcher dreams that his younger brother and home lander are speaking to him through the tv.
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tial
To clarify, the death mentioned in the previous comment is a lie told by a character and the woman didn’t die, however you are still visually shown this death in a fake flashback as if it’s real and it’s not confirmed to be a lie until several episodes later.
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Bitbat
Becca is shown in a graphic scene in labour, and blood spills all over the floor. It is explained that the fetus developed unusually fast due to it being homelanders child.
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Bitbat
Becca almost miscarries following the birth of Johns child.
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VegaF8
A shapeshifter is sometimes unable to maintain their form and reverts to their base, masculine presenting form while still in feminine clothes. This is treated as a joke in some scenes.
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SarahGrace
A blind man is very graphically assaulted by a major character for being a "cripple" in 2x01.
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The Termites lover
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-1
I haven’t finished watching the series but someone does say the N word. It is however a person of colour using it, not in a derogatory way. I’ll update if there’s anymore.
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cassidy4
a character in season 2 is a nazi
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emjots
Doppelgänger is nonbinary and uses they/them and when they show Senator Calhoun their true form he calls them he
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howdywrites
Grace Mallory is called Captain Lesbo by Solider Boy in S3 E3
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emjots
Stormfront is a literal nazi and does many hate crimes S2 E3 (51:00 - 53:00) Stormfront tortures Kenji to death while calling him anti-asian slurs S2 E4 (49:00 - 50:10) Liberty kills a kid for driving while black and calls him slurs
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Not so much in the first 2 seasons, but Homelander constantly makes fun of A-Train about gaining weight in season 3
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Bitbat
Robin, Hughies girlfriend dies at the start of the show in graphic detail.
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It’s mentioned that several of the supes have had sexual activities with underaged people or people much younger than them such as lamplighter and allegedly with soldier boy and gunpowder
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Who’s the person who said no to this lol
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tial
Starlight is made to wear a much more revealing outfit by Vought for marketing purposes. This is clearly done as a commentary on the sexual objectification of women in superhero media.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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TheDreammweaver
Gonna say no but Homelander seems to have an Oedipus complex thing happening with Stillwell in season one where he sees her as a mother figure and a romantic/sexual partner. In season 2 he finds a bottle of her breast milk and drinks it which is continuing to be a weird obsession with milk throughout the show. He is also jealous of her baby for a time, like an older sibling would be. (SPOILERS) He had Doppelganger morph into her after her death to enact fantasies with. Just definitely some weird pseudo-incest stuff happening that is worth a warning.
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VegaF8
Homelander and Soldier Boy frequently ridicule people for weakness. This sometimes manifests as ridicule for expressing emotion
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spidermanlover0
not explicitly shown however in season 2 stormfront mentions her daughter died of alzheimers
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Yes
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snuboo
A main character has PTSD, a chronic mental illness
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Yes
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JMEC
Anyone who believes in Santa has no business watching any part of this show.
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Bitbat
A truck crashes in Episode 1. A dolphin dies while being thrown out of a stolen van which later crashes.
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AndriaSchwortz
A plane is deliberately destroyed in flight.
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beeblebrox
At the end of episode 1, Butcher drives a car into hero Translucent to save Hughie's life.
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friendlyneighborhoodtree
s3 e3 has a literal war flashback, a lot of non-superpowered soldiers get gunned down
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ThatCow
Season 3 has a character that can produce explosions. It is implied that these are radioactive in nature.
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invadermac
SPOILERS- The show starts with the graphic blowing apart of Hughie’s girlfriend, The Female kills her victims by beating them to a pulp, Popclaw crushes her landlord, One character is blown up via plastic explosives inside him, Supers maim alotof people, etc...
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Alespren
in the final episode of s3 a character gets into a pool to relax and is dragged down from beneath and drowns
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