How To Write A Terrifying Villain — The Boys

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Homelander is the most terrifying villain I’ve ever seen, but why? What makes his character so terrifying to the audience? And what can we learn from him?


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0:00 – Intro
0:29 – Power
3:12 – Motivation
5:08 – Maliciousness
8:34 – Uncertainty


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    • It was awesome, as always.

    • Kinda funny how you sound like a mustache twirling villain lol

    • could you talk about the kingpin

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      Please don’t show the milk clip again I liked the video I swear😟

    • Legendary analysis pal, loved it, my favourite show by far at the moment, I almost feel sorry for homelander, I think they did a good job of making you feel a little bit sorry for him at various points considering he was raised in a testube and his childhood was in a white room locked up, would mess up anyone, but still… yeah the guys insane.

  2. Much simpler, we all know how powerful Superman is.. well, what if Superman was a sociopath?
    I hat makes homelander so scary is that we know he is nearly unstoppable. And if he snapped, it would be f&$@ing terrifying.

  3. I really hate how much they downgraded his threat level in season 3 😡
    It’s clear the writers know he is the most popular character and are nerfing him to make him more sympathetic do they can keep him around but his threat level has seriously decreased

  4. “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

  5. I find it quite cool that you referenced inglorious bastards due to the age of the movie. If anyone who doesn’t know what this movie is, I highly recommend it.

  6. Kinda random but at 17:11 homelander looks like Pagan Min from far cry 4

  7. Please do a soilder boy video about this

  8. I think Antony Starr will be horrifying to the rest of his career if only because Homelander will be with him forever. He’s that good.

  9. Griffith from Berserk fits this description of the perfect overwhelming villain

  10. Bro just do Asmr your voice is to good

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