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The Controversial Deep Suit We Hope To Never See On Amazon's The Boys

Spoilers for The Boys comics and show ahead!

Ask any fan of The Boys what they think of The Deep (Chace Crawford), and they'll tell you what a prickly, self-centered cretin he is. All show and no substance, he isn't as straight-up evil as, say, Homelander (Antony Starr), but sexually assaulting Starlight (Erin Moriarty) doesn't win him any supporters. Yes, he takes a stab at redemption afterward, but the end of season 2 sees The Deep reject the very people who attempted to help him redeem himself.

The Deep in The Boys comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson is actually a few steps up from awful, more stable than his fellow members of The Seven by a decent margin. He's more concerned with earning his fair share than his popularity with the masses, who know him best as the "King of the Seas." He's one of the few Supes who doesn't sexually assault Starlight, who's instead accosted by Homelander, A-Train, and Black Noir. Perhaps most significantly, The Deep opts out from Homelander's government coup — though he doesn't do anything about it, either.

So, The Deep of the comics is better than The Deep of the show, but he's still not necessarily a stand-up guy, just a ... not-as-bad-as-he-could've-been guy. But if the final issue of The Boys is anything to go by, he couldn't have ended up in a worse place.

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Clothes make a man, but costumes make a Supe

After everything that goes down, Starlight and The Deep are the only surviving members of The Seven, but Vought isn't willing to give up on the superhero market so easily. Rebranding itself American Consolidated, the corporation presents its new team of Supes, dubbed True, to top executive James Stillwell (Madelyn Stillwell on the show). The idea behind the team's matching white capes and cowls, as one employee puts it, is that after The Seven went rogue, an emphasis on "not just purity but conformity" would be "the best way forward."

Stillwell disagrees, his face the picture of disappointment. He lists off all the reasons why True is a horrible idea, not the least of which is the presence of The Deep, who, in the comics, is stuck with an antique diving helmet on his head courtesy of an age-old Atlantean curse (or so it's said). The glass on the front of the helmet is clearly visible through The Deep's new headgear, which, unfortunately, otherwise resembles a KKK hood.

Interestingly, this isn't the first time The Boys comic explores such imagery. In issue #64, as Hughie and Butcher are on their way to Homelander's aforementioned government coup, Hughie pulls up one of the images Mother's Milk put out to expose the Supes' wrongdoings: a black and white photo of a group of heroes in KKK-inspired outfits. If the public were to only have one thing to deflate its confidence in Supes, that'd do the trick. The Deep stepping outside in his distastefully redesigned costume would have the same effect.

It's difficult to imagine how the show's iteration of The Deep could possibly end up in the outfit without having the helmet in the first place. Were something similar to the True costume to appear on the show, there'd have to be quite an explanation for it. Vought took advantage of The Deep's good looks time and again, but even if he were to cover up his face as a sort of retribution, donning anything close to a KKK-esque costume wouldn't do him any favors. And anyway, Stormfront (Aya Cash) is The Boys' resident racist, not The Deep.