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Why Marvel fans are loving that finale fight in The Boys season 2

Spoilers for the season 2 finale of The Boys ahead.

There's just something so satisfying about seeing a Nazi punched. The Boys ended its second season with Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Annie/Starlight (Erin Moriarty) revealing to the world that Stormfront (Aya Cash) was a Nazi in 1930s Germany. As much as the superperson formerly known as Liberty decries the outing as "fake news," she can't escape the truth and returns to the middle of the woods to confront the Boys, as well as fellow Seven member Starlight. Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) may be focused on rescuing his wife and her son, but the rest of the Boys have to deal with a very angry white supremacist. 

This leads to one of the best fights in the entire series as Starlight and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) take on Stormfront. Just when it seems like Stormfront has the upper-hand, the true heroes receive an assist when Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) appears to lay down the hurt. It's a great scene, and fans quickly noted that it bore some similarities to one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel fans have noticed the finale fight on The Boys season 2 is a lot like the all-female attack formation in Avengers: Endgame. Those who loved the Endgame scene are, as expected, loving the Boys scene, too. Some, however, are saying that The Boys did an even better job than the MCU executing that type of sequence. The Endgame scene has plenty of defenders, but let's see what fans have to say about comparing the two head-to-head. 

Fans feel The Boys earns its female empowerment moment

The consensus online appears to be that fans think The Boys season 2 finale fight feels more organic. As Redditor u/nobleman77 puts it, "This felt way more organic. Especially because Starlight and Kimiko had a personal grudge against [Stormfront beforehand] and Maeve clearly couldn't stand her. It also made sense in context because the girls were the ones with the superpowers compared to the boys who just had weapons."

Starlight and Stormfront butted heads all season. Stormfront murdered Kimiko's brother and manipulated Homelander into ruining Queen Maeve's romantic life. For fans, it made sense for these women to team up, despite their differences, for the common good of taking down a white supremacist. Just take the wise words from Redditor u/bootylover81, who said, "All of them had some motivation [rather] than an out of the blue fighting generic alien fodder."

Fans also noted how the moment was a payoff for the "Girls Get It Done" marketing done by Vought International earlier in season 2. When the discussion transitioned into talking about knowing where the scene was heading, Redditor u/FriendLee93 mentioned, "I was thinking 'oh they're all women,' but that's only because I knew it was setting up for a 'girls get it done' punchline." Naturally, Frenchie (Tomer Kapon) delivers on the goods by saying, "Girls do get it done" as the ladies take down Stormfront. 

Some fans didn't like the Endgame moment as much

There are plenty of superhero fans who love both scenes, but when it came to comparing the two moments, there were some people in the Reddit thread who felt The Boys handled this big female moment more deftly. For example, Redditor u/davidy12 states, "In the theatre, I was cheering at this scene, but on a rewatch, it was really out of place and hamfisted into the final battle. And this is coming from a fan of the MCU." 

Criticisms from fans toward the Endgame scene also seem to be directed toward how the scene was executed outside of just the general idea of having a bunch of female heroes team up. Redditor u/Philkindred12 claims, "I liked the mcu scene when I first saw it but it MIGHT'VE just been better without saying 'she's got help.'" 

As you read through the thread, there are plenty of people who love both moments. Seeing powerful women take agency and stand up to villainy is always appreciated, but just like with everything else Marvel does, there are going to be criticisms. At the end of the day, fans just seem to be happy about getting such a great variety of superhero content, and that includes a future season 3 for The Boys, which will hopefully come sooner rather than later. With Stormfront still possibly being alive and Homelander more deranged than ever, it's safe to say there are plenty more messed-up adventures for our Boys to get into.