The Boys Presents: Diabolical may have teased the ending of The Boys

Photo: The Boys.. Jan Thijs/Amazon Prime Video
Photo: The Boys.. Jan Thijs/Amazon Prime Video /

Did Amazon Prime’s The Boys Presents: Diabolical hint towards the comic book’s shocking ending?

Garth Ennis is one of the best writers in comic books. One of the main reasons for this is that his stories are different from others. He isn’t afraid to push the envelope and his comics have sold well because of it. His work is revered, with his multiple Punisher runs, Preacher, and Fury Max: My War Gone By being a few examples. Of course, there’s also The Boys – a comic book series that has produced a popular Amazon Prime Video live-action show and a couple of spinoffs.

First, there’s the upcoming college-based spin-off series, about college kids with powers becoming heroes for Vought International. The first one to manifest, though, is The Boys Presents: Diabolical.

Diabolical is an anthology that shows some of the things in the world of Vought International, The Seven, and The Boys. Most of the episodes were fun, bloody, and didn’t connect to the main series much. However, the final episode was linked directly to the live-action series.

The Boys: Diabolical — Courtesy of Prime Video
The Boys: Diabolical — Courtesy of Prime Video /

The final episode of the animated series showed the beginning of Homelander’s career as a “hero” for Vought International. He used to go by The Homelander until his publicist realized it was too clunky. She also told him that Black Noir was trying to steal his thunder.

During his first mission, Homelander accidentally killed a bunch of people. Some of them were criminals, the others were hostages. For once, this wasn’t something Homelander wanted to do. He actually felt remorse. Then, Black Noir came in. Homelander tried to kill Noir thinking he was there to murder him and be the number one hero. In the end, Black Noir helped Homelander by making him look like a hero in his first mission.

How this could connect to The Boys comics

When Homelander arrived, Black Noir wasn’t far behind. He was in the perfect spot to protect Homelander and Vought International from bombing at his first press conference. As it was said above, Noir was right on time to protect Homelander from himself.

Now, Black Noir was supposed to be the hero on scene anyway. He was 14 minutes out. The difference is what happened. Noir didn’t just protect Vought International from the world seeing Homelander as a criminal. He protected him and his image – something that’s similar to why he was created in The Boys comic book.

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Black Noir isn’t just a faceless and voiceless super-powered being of Vought. He has a couple of secrets of his own. First, Black Noir was created as a contingency plan to Homelander. Remember, Vought created the most powerful being in the world, there’s no way they’d let him run around unchecked. The second part, however, will really mess with the readers’ minds. Black Noir is actually a genetic clone of Homelander.

In the comics, most of the really deplorable and unspeakable things that Homelander did were committed by Black Noir in Homelander’s costume. Homelander thought that he was committing these atrocities and couldn’t remember them. This drove him crazy. And this leads to the question: Why would Black Noir do this? Because he was created for something that he wasn’t allowed to do.

Seeing Black Noir appear behind Homelander at the end of the The Boys Presents: Diabolical episode was like a scene from The Boys comic book. Noir was just watching and studying him, looking for weaknesses.

This may only be the beginning. Could Homelander start doing weird things and not remember them going forward? Will things follow a similar route to the comics and thus tease how they will end? If Herogasm is like the comic book, things could go in that direction.

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What do you think, readers? Is Black Noir like the character from The Boys comics? Is this theory a stretch? Let us know in the comments below.