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The Boys Fan Theory 21% Of People Believe Is True

As popular as the superhero genre has become over the last decade and a half, since Marvel made it mainstream, it's no surprise that a sardonic superhero send-up with death, destruction, and dirty language like "The Boys" became a smash-hit for Amazon Studios. Aiming to expose the true nature of superheroes — or Supes — as just regular, screwed-up people but with breathtaking abilities and also show the grimy underbelly of a world populated by such beings and the collateral damage they leave behind, the series has gone places few could have anticipated. After all, one doesn't expect a character in the Aquaman-Submariner archetype like The Deep (Chace Crawford) to have such a weirdly close relationship with a dolphin, only to see that particular porpoise propelled through the windshield of their getaway vehicle and be made into street sushi by a semi. And we're just going to pretend that somehow-worse scene with the whale in Season 2 of "The Boys" didn't really happen.

Seeing all the horrible, fantastic, and fantastically horrible things the show has thrown at viewers, we wonder what else could be possible. After all, there's no shortage of "The Boys" fan theories out there. Looper collated a few of our favorite theories about the series and surveyed 536 readers across the United States. One in five think this particular theory is true.

Fans of The Boys think two powerful characters are related

Of the 536 survey respondents, 12.50% of them would put Stormfront (Aya Cash) and Homelander's (Antony Starr) superhero erotica tryst in an entirely different genre of adult entertainment. That's because they believe the Vought-International villain outed as a Nazi is actually the mother of the Superman satire made flesh. And to that, all we can really say is "... eww!" Thankfully that's the response that had the fewest votes. Coming in second-to-last, with 13.43% of the vote, is the idea that Hugh "Hughie" Campbell (Jack Quaid) is a Supe, which on some level is laughable and yet we'll take it over the horrific Homelander hypothesis we just discussed.

Interestingly, 16.23% of respondents believe that Supe-in-congresswoman's clothing Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) is actually working for Vought. While it's clear that there's more to Neuman than meets the eye, given that she's the one who's been exploding heads this whole time, we wonder what kind of sinister long game could be in place if that's the case. Another 16.98% of those surveyed believe that Stormfront isn't actually dead, which is good, given that showrunner Eric Kripke confirmed as much in an interview with TVLine, cheekily referring to the now-limbless and still-living Supe as "Stumpfront."

Nearly one in five respondents (19.59%) believe that Vought will replace Homelander with his son, Ryan Butcher (Cameron Crovetti), which would make for an interesting twist indeed. Ryan's already proven he's got some major powers and we're sure accidentally killing his own mother with his powerful eye beams is going to give him major issues to go along with them. Hopefully being in the care of Grace Mallory, rather than a ruthless corporation, will help him cope and heal. 

The theory that the most fans of "The Boys" believe — 21.27% to be precise — is the idea that Cindy (Ess Hödlmoser) and Victoria Neuman are sisters. Wait, who? Cindy, Cindy ... CINDY! Yes, the telekinetic Supe who Lamplighter (Shawn Ashmore) accidentally frees at the Sage Grove Center, the one whose abilities include crushing metal doors. Yeah, we can totally see that.