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The Hilarious Black Noir Detail That Has The Boys Fans Chuckling

Season 3 of Amazon's "The Boys” is coming faster than fans might think, with the release date of the first three episodes set for June 3. As we know, the series follows a ragtag group of superhero haters in Jack Quaid's Hughie Campbell, Laz Alonso's Mother's Milk (or "MM"), Tomer Capone's Frenchie, and more recently, Karen Fukuhara's Kimiko Miyashiro, all lead by the incomparable Billy Butcher, played by Karl Urban. The "Supes" the group despises are known as the Seven, essentially this universe's Justice League. They're completely corrupt, run by the corporation Vought International, and have caused tragedy and trauma in each of the Boys' lives.

At the beginning of Season 1, the Seven consisted of Homelander (Antony Starr), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), the Deep (Chace Crawford), Translucent (Alex Hassell), the new addition of Starlight (Erin Moriarty) to replace Lamplighter (Shawn Ashmore), and of course, Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). Since then, things have changed slightly, with some members (like Translucent) having died and others (like the Deep) having been kicked out. However, it wasn't until recently that fans came to discover much at all about Black Noir.

Although Black Noir himself doesn't speak, many interesting details have been revealed about him — including superhuman strength, agility, martial arts skills, and even a tree nut allergy. While it seems we have much more to see from the character, fans have noticed another detail about Black Noir that has them chuckling. Here's what we know.

Black Noir's name consists of the same word in English and French

According to a thread on Reddit, fans of "The Boys" have found an interesting and funny detail about Black Noir that is relatively obvious given that it's right in his name. Redditor u/Jamie_Pull_That_Up initiated the discussion by bringing up the fact that "noir" is French for "black," so given that, wouldn't Black Noir technically be "Black Black"? However, user u/barthelon responded that even in French, the character is still referred to as Black Noir, not "Noir Noir." Other fans, like u/Mervynhaspeaked, joked that "Noir Noir" sounds like it could be the name of a perfume. Either way, no matter how funny a double name would be, it seems the character is always Black Noir.

It's very typical of "The Boys" to have a detail like this, and it's surprising that Tomer Capone's Frenchie hasn't really ever made a comment about Black Noir's name before, given that it would be a great opportunity for a small joke or interjection. Then again, it seems as though both Frenchie and MM are pretty afraid of Black Noir given their previous encounters with him. It will be interesting to see what else we slowly learn about Black Noir in this season of "The Boys." As always, we'll keep you posted.