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Could Queen Maeve From The Boys Beat Wonder Woman In A Fight?

To its credit, Amazon Prime's The Boys has featured considerably more girl power than the name would have you believe. From the villainous Stormfront (Aya Cash) to the conniving Stillwell (Elizabeth Shue) and the titular team's founder Mallory (Laila Robins), several major characters from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book series have been reimagined as women, and most female roles have been considerably expanded. One of the biggest winners of this narrative choice is Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), who is a much deeper and more prominent character than the jaded, promiscuous, booze-guzzling version in the comics. The show's Maeve is a fully realized character with her hopes, dreams and fears on full display — and she takes a far more active role in assisting Starlight (Erin Moriarty) and the Boys in fighting the Seven. 

The Boys' Maeve is considerably similar to DCEU's Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), who is also a prominent and powerful member of her world's premier superhero group. But is Maeve good enough to actually take on Diana and win? Could Queen Maeve from The Boys beat Wonder Woman in a fight?

Girls get it done on The Boys

Queen Maeve is a powerhouse whose superhuman abilities might be secondary to only Homelander (Antony Starr), though it's worth noting that she does team up with Starlight and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) in the fight against the powerful Stormfront. Apart from being strong and durable enough to stop an armored car merely by standing in front of it, Maeve is also fast enough to outrun said vehicle in leaps and bounds. She also seems to excel at stealth, to the point that fans are a bit confused about the nature of her powers. She joins the battle against Stormfront by sneaking behind her on an open field, and appears behind Homelander in another location a few moments later. She also defeats the Seven's resident stealth expert, Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell, who recently spoke to us about his inspiration for the role), by sneaking behind him and exploiting his allergy by force-feeding him an Almond Joy.

Based on the hits Diana dishes out and receives in her various DCEU movie appearances, her strength and durability are easily on par with Maeve — which is only to be expected, seeing as the latter is a pretty clear Wonder Woman analogy, right down to the costume. Based on what we've seen of the two, however, Maeve just might have a tiny advantage in the speed department, and her great success with stealth indicates that she might, at the very least, be able to get the first punch in. 

Wonder Woman has an arsenal in her corner

Even assuming that Queen Maeve's power set is a rough match for Wonder Woman in a one-on-one fistfight, there are several differences in their training and equipment that give Diana the edge. Maeve might be able to throw down just fine, but Wonder Woman spent years and years training for combat on her native mystical island of Themyscira. She fought in World War I, and has faced several superpowered opponents over the years. What's more, she has all sorts of magical equipment, ranging from her fabled Lasso of Truth and her invincible bracelets to her magical sword and shield. She also has access to the occasional power armor, such as the golden, winged suit that she dons in Wonder Woman 1984

Magic doesn't seem to be a thing on The Boys, so that alone gives Diana an edge over Maeve. Combine that with Wonder Woman's vast array of amazing gadgets and considerable martial training, and her The Boys counterpart shouldn't stand a chance. In fact, seeing as Diana has beaten opponents like the Greek war god Ares (David Thewlis), even the all-powerful Homelander might be in trouble with her.