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The Boys Theory That Ties Victoria Neuman To This Season 2 Character

Season 2 of The Boys saw the titular group go through the wringer. While Homelander (Antony Starr) remains a terrifying threat, they also had to contend with a literal Nazi in the form of Stormfront (Aya Cash). And while Stormfront's been taken care of, after being thoroughly barbecued by Ryan (Cameron Crovetti), it doesn't seem as though the Boys will get any rest any time soon. 

Within the last moments of The Boys season 2, we find out that Congresswoman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) is behind the assassination of Alastair Adana (Goran Višnjić). It's an important development, considering a host of other people at the congressional hearing in the previous episode met the exact same fate. Despite being a vocal opponent of Vought and Supes in general, she herself has powers that we're only just beginning to understand. 

The season 2 finale clearly sets her up to take on a more antagonistic role going into season 3, and some viewers already have a theory about who she could be secretly connected to, going forward. 

One theory suggest Victoria Neuman could be Cindy's sister

Prior to the finale, we had a bit of a detour to Sage Grove. While the mission was to break out a Supe by the name of Lamplighter (Shawn Ashmore), they inadvertently release another deadly Supe, Cindy (Ess Hödlmoser). Cindy has the terrifying power of making people's heads explode, so when people's heads started doing exactly that at the congressional hearing, many fans understandably assumed Cindy was somehow behind the attack, especially considering the last we saw her, she was roaming down the road, about to be reintroduced into society.

In the finale, though, it's implied Victoria was actually the one who killed all those people, meaning she has similar powers as Cindy. It's worth noting that Cindy crushes heads, causing them to implode, while Victoria explodes people's heads, but that really feels like splitting hairs. As pointed out in a theory by Screen Rant by writer Hannah Shaw-Williams, this similarity could suggest a connection — namely, that the two are sisters. Given how it looks like they're roughly the same age, this seems logical.

One possible plot thread we'll see emerge in season 3 of The Boys is whether Victoria is secretly working on behalf of Vought. After all, her victims throughout season 2 (Susan Raynor, Jonah Vogelbaum, and Alastair) were all incredibly close to divulging Vought's terrible secrets. Her public disapproval of Vought could just be a front for her true intentions, and part of that plan could've involved locking away a family member in what amounts to an insane asylum. Cindy's still out there, so there could be a showdown of head-popping proportions next season. 

On the other hand, Cindy could've just been a red herring, to make fans think she was behind the congressional attack. After all, Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) and Kenji (Abraham Lim) are siblings, and they have different powers. 

Either way, fans should definitely expect more exploding heads in the future of The Boys