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Soldier Boy (TV Series)

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Articles About Soldier Boy
Canons Comics - Amazon
I led the 116th onto Omaha Beach. I was in the fucking Eagle's Nest. I fought for this country...I fought for this country. And what did I get for it? Forgotten. Left to rot by my own team. You know, I wanted some rug rats of my own, with Countess. Yeah. Ain't that a bitch. You know, couple of little boys. Raise them up to be men. Now...now I got nothing.
~ Soldier Boy to Hughie

Background

Soldier Boy (real name Ben) is a major character in Season Three of the Amazon series The Boys. He was also America's first and greatest superhero before Homelander and the leader of the superhero team Payback.

As a young man, Soldier Boy helped good triumph over evil in World War II. With his superhero team Payback by his side, he fought for liberty and justice for all until his disappearance during a botched military operation in Nicaragua, with the cover story being that he heroically sacrificed his own life to save America from a nuclear power plant meltdown in 1984.

General Information

Name: Soldier Boy, Ben (Real Name)

Origin: The Boys

Sex: Male

Age: 103

Classification: Former Leader of Payback

Species: Human/Supe (Genetically enhanced human given Compound V)

Occupation: Soldier

Status: Alive

Alignment: Chaotic Neutral (During his younger years as the leader of Payback, Soldier Boy was an arrogant, macho, violent, reckless womanizer and bully who had sexist tendencies, was physically and emotionally abusive to anyone who disagreed with him, and had no qualms with using his status and power to intimidate and manipulate others for his own ends. Despite all his personality problems, Soldier Boy was capable of showing respect and gave Grace a small gesture of appreciation when she killed an enemy soldier who was about to fire on him from behind. Furthermore, despite his arrogance and machismo, Soldier Boy was the only Supe during the Nicaragua incident to fight effectively and maintain total composure against the enemy. After returning home to the USA, Soldier Boy was shown to be very bitter and vindictive, as he immediately targeted his former teammates in order to kill them out of revenge. Despite this, he is not psychopathic like Homelander and actively avoids taking civilian lives if he can help it, although he avoids taking responsibility when he does cause casualties. He also showed remorse for the lives lost when he had unleashed his radiation blast, quietly admitting to Hughie that he wasn't a bad guy and he didn't mean to hurt them)

Codex Statistics

Tier: At least 8-B, Higher with Radiation Blast

Cardinality: Finite

Dimensionality: 3-D

Attack Potency: At least City Block level (Can exchange blows with[1] Homelander and could overpower him[2] at times[3] during their fight[4]. Soldier Boy's hits also left a bruise on Homelander for 5 days[5]), Higher with Radioactive Blasts (His radiation infused blasts are presented as his strongest attack, causing devastaing[6] destruction within[7] its proximity[8])

Durability: At least City Block level (Could withstand multiple hits from[9] Homelander as well being thrown against a wall by him at super speeds[10])

Striking Strength: At least City Block Class

Lifting Strength: Class K (Stalemated Homelander when the two were pushing at each other[11], who was stated he can lift up a plane if there was ground for him to stand on[12])

Travel Speed: At least Superhuman (Should be faster than Black Noir, who was stated to be faster than a car[13])

Combat Speed: Relativistic+ (Can dodge and counterattack hits from[14] Homelander, who could dodge laser beams from Butcher[15])

Reaction Speed: Relativistic+

Stamina: Peak Human (Could continually fight Homelander without noticeable signs of fatigue)

Range: Standard Melee physically, Several Meters with Radioactive Blasts, Tens of Meters with .45 Pistol and M1 Submachine Gun

Intelligence: Gifted in combat (Since World War II, Soldier Boy has been depicted as a skilled fighter and has been known to have killed dozens of German soldiers. During his time in Nicaragua, he possessed enough skill to fight and quickly overpower half a dozen special forces soldiers, using a combination of hand-to-hand combat and shield attacks. He has also shown proficiency with knives and guns. When Soldier Boy returned to the present, he proved a formidable opponent against Homelander, the first time the latter seemed nervous about facing another Supe. With his near century of experience in actual combat, Soldier Boy was able to fight and, at times, overpower Homelander by evading and countering)


Powers and Techniques

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Human Achievements (Is a WWII war hero[16], a great singer[17], and has performed in movies[18]), Longevity (Despite having been born in 1919, Soldier Boy has not aged since World War II[19]), Bulletproof (His skin and the inside of his mouth is bulletproof[20]), Martial Arts (Can best trained soldiers in combat[21]), Weapon Usage (Shown to be proficient with using his shield[22], knives[23] and guns[24]), Radiation Manipulation, Aura, Energy Projection and Power Nullification (After being exposed to high levels of radiation while being experimented on by the Russians, Soldier Boy's started producing radiation on its own, turning him into a walking nuclear reactor[25]. He can fire radiation infused energy from his chest[26] that can take away the powers of Supes[27]).

Resistance to Fire Manipulation (A blowtorch doesn't leave any lasting damage on him[28]), Poison Manipulation (Withstand ingesting sulfuric acid cocktails[29], is completely immune to Halothane gas[30], and would be merely knocked out by Novichok, one of the most dangerous toxins in the world[31]), Radiation Manipulation (Withstood being exposed to 20 sieverts of radiation[32]), and Mind Manipulation (Was able to resist Mindstorm's mind control[33])


Equipment

Sheild, Combat Knife, .45 Pistol


Other

Standard Tactics: Soldier Boy generally leads with melee combat and fights with martial arts in conjunction with using his shield. He is also shown to willingly use his radiation infused blasts whenever he fully intends to kill someone and if they aren't able to physically match him.

Weaknesses: Suffers from PTSD and can be triggered by Russian music, making him lose control of his emotions and powers. His body emits radiation that can easily be detected by radiation trackers. It also takes considerable time for him to generate sufficient energy to discharge his radiation-infused energy blasts. Powerful toxins such as Novichok can knock him out.

Battle Records

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References

  1. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  2. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  3. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  4. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  5. The Boys: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed. Season 3, Episode 7
  6. The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies. Season 5, Episode 5
  7. The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies. Season 5, Episode 5
  8. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  9. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  10. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  11. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  12. The Boys: The Female of the Species. Season 1, Episode 4
  13. The Boys: We Gotta Go Now. Season 2, Episode 5
  14. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  15. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  16. The Boys: The Big Ride. Season 2, Episode 1
  17. The Boys: Glorious Five Year Plan. Season 3, Episode 4
  18. Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman
  19. The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies. Season 3, Episode 5
  20. The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies. Season 3, Episode 5
  21. The Boys: Barbary Coast. Season 3, Episode 3
  22. The Boys: Barbary Coast. Season 3, Episode 3
  23. The Boys: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed. Season 3, Episode 7
  24. The Boys: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed. Season 3, Episode 7
  25. The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies. Season 3, Episode 5
  26. The Boys: Season 3, Episode 4. Glorious Five Year Plan
  27. The Boys: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed. Season 3, Episode 7
  28. The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies. Season 3, Episode 5
  29. The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies. Season 3, Episode 5
  30. The Boys: Herogasim. Season 3, Episode 6
  31. The Boys: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed. Season 3, Episode 7
  32. The Boys: The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies. Season 3, Episode 5
  33. The Boys: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed. Season 3, Episode 7