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Who Is The Villain In The Boys Season 3?

Amazon's "The Boys" is a combination of superheroes, satire, comedy, and drama, that exists in a world where superpowers have become commonplace and corporate. The show follows a group of anti-superhero vigilantes who have all been deeply affected by the presence of powered individuals. "The Boys" originally consisted of Hugh Campbell (Jack Quaid), Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso), and Frenchie (Tomer Capon), but they were later joined by several others who also share in their disposition towards the supposed heroes.

"The Boys" are primarily the opponents of The Seven, a corporate version of the Justice League or Avengers, who are organized by the monolithic corporation known as Vought International. Vought is a massive conglomeration of media, consumer goods, and superheroes, who use all of their vast resources to hide the terrible atrocities and personal failings of their marquee heroes.

The story of "The Boys" is kicked off when Hugh's girlfriend is killed by a member of The Seven named A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), which sets Hughie on a path that leads to Billy, Vought International, and conflict with other members of The Seven. In both the first and second seasons, the biggest villain could be considered Homelander (Antony Starr) — an evil and narcissistic version of Superman — or even Vought International, to a lesser extent. But with the impending arrival of Season 3 of "The Boys," who might be the next villain to face off against our ragtag group?

A familiar foe may be back for Season 3 of The Boys

The end of Season 2 of "The Boys" saw a fated confrontation between Billy Butcher and Homelander. Homelander committed horrible acts against Billy's family, and essentially kidnapped Billy's wife, Becca (Shantel VanSanten). This conflict ended in Ryan Butcher (Cameron Crovetti) — Becca's son — using his superpowers in a fit of rage, which resulted in Becca's inadvertent death, and left the Season 2 villain Stormfront (Aya Cash) broken and maimed.

Since Season 2 also saw the origin of Stormfront explored, we wouldn't be surprised to see her reappearance in the next season — she was one of the first superhumans ever, and her powers were given to her by her associations with the Nazis. Due to her connection with Vought International, it would be safe to assume that she will reappear in Season 3 in one way or another (per Entertainment Weekly). Homelander has also yet to be dealt with, and he will also continue his descent into true known villainy.

Are there other villains in Season 3 of The Boys?

Homelander has been unstable since the start of "The Boys," and due to the events at the end of Season 2, this is sure to increase tenfold. All he wants is a family, which sets both him and Billy Butcher on a collision course. Homelander has always been the ultimate target of Billy, and as long as Homelander is alive, Billy will not give up his pursuit of vengeance.

Probably the biggest surprise villain of Season 3 of "The Boys" could be the introduction of Congresswoman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) as a superpowered individual. Her efforts in Season 2 make it appear as if she wants to regulate both superheroes and Vought International, but it turns out that she is actually the one who had been telekinetically exploding heads since Season 1, as explained in this Reddit thread by u/cahiqini.

Is Neuman working alone and on her own devices, or does she perhaps have a far more sinister connection to Vought? Only Season 3 of "The Boys" can tell.