The Boys

TV Show • 2020  

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Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. But that's when they're using their powers for good. What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers?
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Does the dog die?
254 supporters
Yes
23
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175
28
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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Abandonment
1
tayluwur
I don't know exactly what episode, but a character does leave his team for a period of time, without saying anything to a few of their teammates, and one of them calls this character and somewhat confronts him for leaving without a goodbye.
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Yes
54
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4
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mistersandman
A main character’s mother left him when he was six years old.
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Yes
4
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20
1
Bitbat
S4
 E5
A rabbit manifests tentacles after being shot up with gen v. It then runs away from the lab and someone has to kill it.
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Abuse
Yes
39
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2
1
Bitbat
S4
 E8
Homelander is a verbally abusive parent to Ryan and will often force things that he doesn’t want to do.
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JGlasser5
S3
Despite not actually forgiving her abuser, Starlight is forced to say publicly that she has forgiven the man who sexually assaulted her
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Is someone stalked?
24 supporters
Yes
114
No
7
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Anonymous
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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121
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11
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mistersandman
(Spoilers) Homelander intimidates Becca and makes her feel unsafe in her own home; pretty much every scene in which he’s at her house is tense and upsetting. In season 3, there are flashbacks to a main character’s childhood where he and his younger brother were abused by their father.
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tial
Everyone is
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mistersandman
As season 3 progresses, there is increased focus on how a main character has become verbally and physically violent like his abusive father, to the point of saying and doing things exactly the same way his father did them. Another character who speaks about how his father thought he was a disappointment goes on to call his son the same thing as they fight.
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Yes
135
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9
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AndriaSchwortz
There's a sexual assault and the victim is blamed.
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Yes
19
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5
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IdanAzran
S3
Yes-Spoilers!
Late in the season (3) we see a flashback of one of the main characters, where as a child he hid is brother and his father brutally lashed him with his belt for it.
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Is a child abused?
79 supporters
Yes
131
No
18
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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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Addiction
1
Anonymous
yes it's a MAIN theme of the show and people use hard drugs on-screen all the time

E1 hughie's dad watches a TV show about drugs

in the first scene of E4 a few minutes in a character kills someone by making them overdose. it's very sudden and unexpected

at the end of E8, a-train has a heart attack from overdose in the middle of a fight scene (we see it again in the recap at the beginning of season 2)

S2E2 (50:30) starlight talks about the overdose from E4 in detail
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Is there addiction?
12 supporters
Yes
146
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2
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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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Yes
120
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3
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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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Animal
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JGlasser5
The trivia often states exactly how all of the scenes involving animals were shot, and how no animals were ever harmed
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Does a horse die?
70 supporters
Yes
25
No
72
13
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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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
124 supporters
Yes
240
No
20
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Anonymous
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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Are animals abused?
146 supporters
Yes
194
No
15
12
Kaytee7
Season 3 episode 3, the deep eats a live octopus. I’m not sure how graphic it was as I forwarded it myself but judging from others comments, definitely one to skip through. When homelander brings the silver platter out skip around 1 min 30 seconds (can’t say for sure as again I didn’t watch it but that’s how much I skipped when I saw the octopus and it was fine)
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Yes
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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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Is an animal sad?
60 supporters
Yes
34
No
7
1
Mulu
Very gore scene of a whale being intentionally pierced by a boat going at full speed. It doesn't die immediatly and you can hear its cries of pain afterward.
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Are rabbits harmed?
50 supporters
Yes
22
No
24
2
Bitbat
S4
 E5
Yes. A rabbit is shot up with Gen v and runs away. However, the development goes horribly wrong and it manifests tentacles out of its body (very graphic) which forces Butcher to euthanize it with his gun.
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Does a cat die?
128 supporters
Yes
102
No
39
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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Does a pet die?
114 supporters
Yes
44
No
15
1
Mulu
S1
 E5
Brief mention of a pet cat who died in the past, nothing shown on screen.
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Does a dragon die?
22 supporters
Yes
4
No
102
0
noirwolff
There are no dragons
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Are there spiders?
33 supporters
Yes
5
No
83
0
Bitbat
S4
 E6
Webweaver is a spider-themed superhero who is a parody of Spider-Man. In his room, you can see various webs, which are directly implied to come out of his.. you know. It's kinda gross.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
5 supporters
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0
No
20
Are there snakes?
13 supporters
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0
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72
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
Yes
34
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2
1
tial
The Deep sends an army of sharks after The Boys while they are on a boat, and they retaliate by trying to shoot them. The sharks don’t succeed in directly attacking or eating someone though.
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Are there bugs?
21 supporters
Yes
34
No
58
1
There are bug supes in season 3
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Assault
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S4
 E5
Starlight slaps Neuman after an argument.
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Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
Yes
38
No
1
1
Viewer789
A-Train killed Popclaw by injecting her with several heroin syringes simultaneously
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Is there pedophilia?
80 supporters
Yes
26
No
14
3
michaelvanclichael
S4
 E4
It comes to light that Firecracker committed statutory rape against a 15-year-old, and that is used in an attempt to blackmail her.
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Yes
36
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0
5
Theon
S1E5: Homelander baptizes Hughie and holds him under water for an extended period of time. He is fine afterwards
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Is rape mentioned?
52 supporters
Yes
46
No
0
5
Mulu
Starlight reveals to a crowd the sexual abuse she suffered with crude words.
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Yes
30
No
1
1
tial
Homelander’s basically a giant bully that gets away with whatever he wants because he’s WAY more powerful than anyone else. If someone stands up to him or does something he doesn’t like, he viciously beats them up if not, brutally killing them
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Yes
77
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1
3
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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Yes
193
No
6
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Anonymous
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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Is someone's mouth covered?
9 supporters
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Yes
24
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0
1
Paci
S4
 E6
Spoilers: Hughie goes undercovered as a supe which turns had a BDSM date with Tek Knight, and so he is forced to part take into sexual acts against his will and at the moment it's treated a bit like a joke (this is later rectified as we see the real mental turmoil He's going thru tho it's mostly out of grief)
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JubilantFae
To my knowledge there are two explicit rape scenes. One involving the Deep being assaulted by a fan and one involving Doppelganger tricking a man into sex under false pretences for blackmailing purposes while the man is wearing a blindfold

There are many more examples of sexual assault in the show although it's not always as explicitly shown.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
97
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7
6
3notifications
Character shaves all of his body and head hair off in the aftermath of his being sexually assaulted.
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Yes
22
No
0
3
Viewer789
When Stormfront finds Kimikos brother, she crushes his hands to prevent him from using his powers. Very graphic
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Yes
17
No
0
1
tayluwur
S3
 E3
A character asks another character to purposely break their arm, the break is shown on screen, it is pretty yucky.
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Yes
22
No
0
0
Bitbat
S4
 E6
Yes. Elijah, Tek Knight's Butler, brutally slices Tek Knight open killing him for revenge for treating him poorly.
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Yes
90
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2
1
Anonymous
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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Yes
24
No
1
1
Mulu
There's a close shot on a head after decapitation.
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Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
Yes
63
No
22
1
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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Yes
51
No
3
1
Anon4625
S1
 E1
At the beginning of episode one a woman is brutality murdered. She is crushed and completely dissolved on screen as a result of being hit by a speeding superhero.
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Is someone choked?
13 supporters
Yes
25
No
0
0
anna1124
Homelander chokes different characters (without killing them)
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Yes
108
No
6
4
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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Is someone buried alive?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
59
Is there body horror?
35 supporters
Yes
56
No
1
2
Anon4625
S1
 E1
A woman is disintegrated and shown in parts (organs etc.)
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Is there amputation?
18 supporters
Yes
113
No
2
4
TaschaHe
In S2Ep1 someone is paid to let someone else chop their arm off.
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Yes
166
No
8
7
JERemy
This happens multiple times, to multiple characters, in multiple episodes, in gory detail.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
25
Is there a hanging?
29 supporters
Yes
1
No
67
4
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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Yes
33
No
3
1
JGlasser5
A character goes into anaphylactic shock after being force fed an almond joy, though they do survive
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
81
No
12
7
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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Does someone become unconscious?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
27
No
1
Yes
109
No
6
4
jellybean62628
Season 3 Episode 3 - Hughie asks Kimiko to break his arm and she does.
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Yes
4
No
54
0
Anonymous
Transluscent gets electrocuted a lot to knock him out
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8
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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Yes
88
No
6
1
Anonymous
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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Is someone tortured?
68 supporters
Yes
135
No
5
2
VegaF8
In season 3 a character is stripped naked, humiliated and bike locked to a pillar, then forced to choose who to kill between 2 people he cares about. Arguably psychological torture. A supe introduced in season 3 is also tested on by scientists to test his limits including being shot down the throat, burned and gassed.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
7 supporters
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Yes
33
No
2
4
ThatCow
Season 3, Homelander coerces a young girl to jump off a building.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
114
No
5
4
ThatCow
Season 1 finale has someone murdered by having her eyes burned out. Graphic and close-up.
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Is someone stabbed?
9 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
0
Mulu
Kimiko stabs a man repeatidly after he attacked her.
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Yes
164
No
3
17
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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Children
Yes
23
No
5
0
Mulu
S1
 E4
Frenchie tells a girl how his father stole him from his Mom when he was a kid and ran away with him.
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Does a kid die?
34 supporters
Yes
116
No
9
6
Niffler
You do not see it but your witness the child asking to be saved and she isn’t.
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Yes
30
No
13
3
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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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
Add comment
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0
No
10
Death
1
SkyRaven
S3
 E8
Queen Maeve survives a brutal battle with Homelander and sacrifices herself to save others from Soldier Boy's nuclear explosion by jumping out the side of the building with soldier boy. She ends up surviving though
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Yes
22
No
1
1
87PlagueDoctor
Major characters die frequently.
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Yes
19
No
3
0
Bitbat
S4
 E8
I'm not sure if this counts, but the shapeshifter dies by getting their neck snapped by the real Annie?
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Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
37
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
Yes
42
No
6
4
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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Yes
9
No
5
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
48
No
1
2
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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Family
Yes
88
No
3
1
Anonymous
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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Does a parent die?
14 supporters
Yes
115
No
2
8
Meep
A plane goes down with a father and son inside. There are no survivors.
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Does someone cheat?
14 supporters
Yes
67
No
4
1
HacSakalllar
Homelander forces starlight to cheat on hughie with him through season 3 up until ep 6
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Yes
62
No
2
1
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.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
22
No
0
2
Anon4625
S1
 E1
A man loses his fiancee in a horrifying, sudden way.
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Fear
Yes
32
No
46
5
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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Is someone possessed?
11 supporters
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Yes
2
No
54
Are there ghosts?
10 supporters
Yes
1
No
62
7
Bitbat
Robin is shown as a hallucination numerous times.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
58
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
0
Is trypophobic content shown?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
8
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
53
No
4
Are there mannequins?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Gross
Yes
37
No
2
0
Can I please have specifics on when this happens please?? Add time stamps pls so I can avoid this
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Does someone vomit?
68 supporters
Yes
174
No
14
34
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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Is someone eaten?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
14
Yes
4
No
10
-1
Bitbat
S4
 E6
As part of the torture, Elijah is forced to bring a chocolate cake and i'm not kidding, Hughie has to do various awful things to it. I'd skip that scene if I were you. You'll never look at cake the same way again.
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Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
74
No
4
1
stingrays
S1
 E1
A character spits out blood in Episode 1.
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Is there audio gore?
39 supporters
Yes
92
No
0
4
Anonymous
Too much to list here, basically in every fight scene. It's incredibly violent.
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Is there farting?
7 supporters
Yes
10
No
4
0
tial
There’s a BDSM scene where a character farts into a cake to appeal to another characters fetish
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Large-scale Violence
Yes
15
No
15
4
mistersandman
It’s very blink and you miss it— in season 2, while Homelander is being shown memes about himself, a picture showing the Twin Towers on fire can be seen.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
21 supporters
Yes
2
No
58
18
AutumnLane
Much of the show is commentary on how police and other powerful people abuse that power.
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Is there incarceration?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Yes
14
No
5
1
Bitbat
S4
 E2
Yes, Firecracker is a very transphobic supe and actively uses hateful dogwhistles throughout her dialogue.
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10
Mulu
S1
 E2
It's not stated if the character is trans but a shapeshifter character with a female appearance seduces and convinces a man to have sex, only to turn into a male presenting appearance midway in order to blackmail him, playing on the "trap" trope.
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Yes
15
No
2
2
tayluwur
S2
 E4
A character is outed by their teammate live on a television interview.
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Is there bisexual cheating?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
10
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
5
Medical
Yes
53
No
11
2
Anonymous
Characters are electrocuted, but no actual ECT.
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Yes
109
No
5
4
3notifications
Murder by drug overdose. Multiple syringes.
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3
HacSakalllar
S2 episode 6 takes place in grove sage mental institution
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Yes
96
No
4
2
insectlover
EP 05, at 39:40
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Yes
1
No
8
0
JGlasser5
S3
 E4
In multiple instances tampons are shown, and jokes are made about "heavy flow days" but no one is ever confirmed to actually be menstruating
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Yes
84
No
5
10
insectlover
Ep 02, from 05:00 to 06:39 shows a kid with cancer in a "make-a-wish" situation
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Mental Health
Yes
84
No
1
11
Everyone does.
8 comments | Add comment
0
JGlasser5
Multiple characters have different mental illnesses, ranging from OCD, to PTSD, to anxiety, to NPD
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
78
No
9
2
mistersandman
In season 3, a major character continually takes a substance he knows will kill him.
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Is autism misrepresented?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Yes
76
No
3
6
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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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
1
tial
A girl stands on a roof about to commit suicide by jumping off but ends up changing her mind. She is forced off the roof anyway by Homelander after in the same scene, it’s revealed in a news broadcast that Stormfront committed suicide by biting off her own tongue.
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Yes
18
No
2
0
pastamasta
The superheroes aren't heroes, they are just corporate products by a conglomerate who controlled in every aspect of the world ala Black Mirror.

Every supe is ruthless, violent, rephensible behind their public personality.

People can die easily and their death can be extremely graphic.

The public is easily influenced and controlled by Vought's brand. Even the politics gets influenced.
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Yes
15
No
0
0
tial
Homelander is constantly bordering the edge of a complete meltdown
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Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
Yes
36
No
14
1
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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Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there body dysphoria?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
1
Yes
63
No
12
11
Anonymous
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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4
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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Yes
103
No
2
1
Anonymous
hughie dealing with his grief over robin's death is a big part of the show and he has PTSD episodes in almost every episode in season 1 (hyperventilating, ringing in ears)
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
16 supporters
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Yes
16
No
32
7
Anonymous
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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Yes
5
No
47
3
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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9
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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Noxious
Yes
21
No
1
0
Bitbat
S4
 E5
Yes, concerning the animals when they attack and screech.
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Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
15
No
2
Does a baby cry?
16 supporters
Yes
60
No
3
0
tial
A baby cries throughout the final scene of Season 1. The mother (who is tied up in the midst of a tense stand-off between two violent and predictable people) begs for the baby to be moved to another room but she is ignored.
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Is there shakey cam?
29 supporters
Yes
54
No
4
5
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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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
19
No
1
3
tial
Rarely does a minute go by where a obscene word, phrase or gesture isn’t used.
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4
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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Paranoia
2
tial
The boys plant audio and/or video bugs multiple times to spy on people. Also Homelander can see through walls and has superhearing so he can watch or listen in on people without them knowing from several buildings away, which he does multiple times.
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Yes
2
No
47
1
OJAndToothpaste
This is kind of hard to answer. The showrunners make use of lots of real life social media to help sell the message of the show, for example much of the in-universe entertainment produced by Vought can be seen in real life on their Youtube channel.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
19 supporters
Yes
2
No
41
0
Mulu
S1
 E7
The baby is not stillborn but dies soon after the birth.
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Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
Yes
72
No
6
5
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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Are there abortions?
14 supporters
Yes
10
No
48
3
sarahlynne
A major character gets an abortion off screen, it is discussed in season 4 episode 4
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Are there babies or unborn children?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
51
No
4
Yes
52
No
13
3
Bitbat
Becca almost miscarries following the birth of Johns child.
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Yes
61
No
9
10
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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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
40 supporters
Yes
58
No
15
6
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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8
Anonymous
Doppelgänger is nonbinary and uses they/them and when they show Senator Calhoun their true form he calls them he
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
90
No
13
19
Bitbat
Robin, Hughies girlfriend dies at the start of the show in graphic detail.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
67
No
4
2
howdywrites
Grace Mallory is called Captain Lesbo by Solider Boy in S3 E3
3 comments | Add comment
12
cassidy4
a character in season 2 is a nazi
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
50
No
4
4
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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Is there hate speech?
22 supporters
Yes
98
No
3
8
Anonymous
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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Yes
11
No
9
2
tial
Some of the characters have had their races swapped from the source material (Deep is now white instead of black like in the comics, A-Train is now black instead of white like in the comics), but aside from that I can’t really think of an example of minority misrepresentation that wasn’t an intentional plot point regarding racism, bigotry etc.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
60
No
18
5
The Termites lover
4 comments | Add comment
12
SarahGrace
A blind man is very graphically assaulted by a major character for being a "cripple" in 2x01.
3 comments | Add comment
Are there n-words?
25 supporters
Yes
53
No
10
4
tial
Said only by black characters. That said, there are other forms of hate speech performed by other characters towards minorities.
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Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
13
Relationships
Yes
31
No
7
7
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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Religious
Yes
14
No
0
0
tial
Very heavily in the first season in particular.
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Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Sex
Yes
122
No
2
13
Who’s the person who said no to this lol
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
53
No
1
9
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.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
51
No
0
1
stingrays
S1
 E1
In episode 1, Transparent is shown fully naked in the bathroom of the Vought building. While not frontal nudity, we also see The Deep’s nude butt up close. There is also a scene where Butcher and Hughie go into a bar/club and a nude couple is having sex in the air.
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Is there bestiality?
63 supporters
Yes
27
No
6
5
Pantalones
The Deep has sex with an octopus.
3 comments | Add comment
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
Yes
14
No
0
1
Anonymous
S4
 E6
S4E6 a character enters a BDSM "cave" and is raped. It's a big part of the episode.
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Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
1
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
66 supporters
Yes
14
No
46
18
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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Sexism
2
VegaF8
Homelander and Soldier Boy frequently ridicule people for weakness. This sometimes manifests as ridicule for expressing emotion
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Sickness
Yes
13
No
14
0
teddy2cool
in season 4 a main characters father suffers from a stroke
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2
snuboo
A main character has PTSD, a chronic mental illness
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
15
No
9
1
spidermanlover0
not explicitly shown however in season 2 stormfront mentions her daughter died of alzheimers
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Yes
18
No
2
1
IdanAzran
Yes- SPOILER!
On the last episode of season 3, near the end, one of the main characters wakes up in a hospital, where he asks a doctor "how long have I got?", and the doctor replies "12 month, 18 if you are lucky"

On another episode, we see a child with cancer, where he gets a visit from a super hero, at the make-a-wish program. There is a "joke" about the child wanting to meet a different hero, and was told that he will come to visit the child in a few days, to which the doctor shake is head "no".
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Social
Yes
33
No
1
0
tial
In Season 1, Most of The Boys and their families are forced to abandon their homes when their identities are discovered by The Seven
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
22
No
6
5
there are but the people promoting said messages are obviously the bad guys and stupid
8 comments | Add comment
Are there fat suits?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
15
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
5
Spoiler
Yes
2
No
50
16
JMEC
Anyone who believes in Santa has no business watching any part of this show.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
10
0
Bitbat
S4
 E8
Yes, Mid Credit Scene about Soldier Boy. Homelander cries in his cryo chamber tube.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
52
No
5
3
tial
The series isn’t over yet but most of the seasons end off on a sad note and with the direction the series is going, it’s hard to see it having a happy ending
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
13 supporters
Yes
86
No
5
1
stingrays
In episode 1, Queen Maeve stops a car with her body. Additionally, Butcher drives his car into the A/V store Hughie works at.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
38
No
3
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
101
No
7
5
AndriaSchwortz
A plane is deliberately destroyed in flight.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
76
No
4
2
Anonymous
At the end of episode 1, Butcher drives a car into hero Translucent to save Hughie's life.
3 comments | Add comment
Violence
Yes
24
No
31
8
ThatCow
Season 3 has a character that can produce explosions. It is implied that these are radioactive in nature.
3 comments | Add comment
Is there blood/gore?
45 supporters
Yes
133
No
4
6
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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Does someone drown?
13 supporters
Yes
51
No
6
0
Alespren
in the final episode of s3 a character gets into a pool to relax and is dragged down from beneath and drowns
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
92
No
2
3
stingrays
In episode one, a criminal shoots his gun at Homelander.
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