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The Surprising Superhero Trio The Boys Fans Can't Stop Talking About

The season 2 finale of The Boys culminates in a brutal, if unconventional, superhero fight when The Boys face off against Stormfront (Aya Cash). As the only Supes in the group, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) take her on, while the others attempt to grab their heavy weapons with no success. It's a messy fight that Stormfront is certainly winning, until Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) shows up and gives them the upper hand. As Starlight, Maeve, and Kimiko kick Stormfront into the ground, Frenchie mutters, "Girls do get it done."

As the final battle of the season, this scene has garnered much discussion. Some fans are disappointed with Starlight's fighting, while others love how the show organically brings the three female Supes together for a satisfying payoff to the "girls get it done" storyline. Meanwhile, Maeve's sudden appearance is confusing some fans, leading them to wonder how she got there so fast. But through all the discussion of this epic beat down, a strange-but-fitting comparison to the trio of Supes keeps cropping up: the Powerpuff Girls.

The extra ingredient: Compound V

Not long after the season finale dropped, Reddit user u/PillowLace posted pictures of Maeve, Starlight and Kimiko with the comment: "Okay, but this live action movie of the Powerpuff Girls be looking like fire though." Visually, The Boys trio certainly has similarities to the classic '90s animated superheroes: Maeve and Blossom are redheads, Starlight and Bubbles are blondes, and Kimiko and Buttercup both have black hair. Apparently, more than one person made this connection, as there were at least four Reddit posts about it. User u/xoca35 posted that they had the "same energy."

User u/injoegreen played along, saying, "But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction– Compound V." The Powerpuff Girls are well known to be made of sugar, spice, everything nice, and the ominous Chemical X, which really does sound a lot like "Compound V." Plus, while the Powerpuff Girls probably haven't stood in a circle kicking someone on the ground, they generally fight using their fists like The Boys trio were doing. Sure, the Powerpuff Girls aren't gritty and dark (despite their banned episode), but cutesy animation tends to take the gruesomeness out of a beat down.

With Maeve now more aligned with The Boys than The Seven, maybe we'll see another team up of the three Supes. Although, they probably won't start flying through the air and sleeping in a giant bed together. That would be weird.