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The Boys Character That 48% Percent Of Fans Agree Has The Best Superhero Name

Amazon Studios' "The Boys" has been a massive achievement for streaming since its debut in 2019. Based on the immensely graphic adult comic book series of the same name, the show is created by "Supernatural" showrunner Eric Kripke (via Deadline). The show is one of Amazon's most popular series (via Decider), and it made the list of multiple writers' best-of rankings in 2021. The series focuses on a group of superheroes (aka "supes") who use their powers for bad, rather than good, and another group that is on the hunt to take the evildoers down. It's gory, bloody, jam-packed with profanities, and doesn't care to hold back. 

The show features a variety of super-powered antagonists and protagonists, the latter of whom are mostly without powers. From the all-American villain Homelander (Antony Starr) to smooth-talking speedster A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) and feminist warrior Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), the show focuses heavily on the PR teams who create and form the public images for all of the heroes who make up The Seven, a superhero team managed by a multinational conglomerate named Vought International. 

As we've seen numerous times now, the Vought PR team members spend copious amounts of time considering every last detail of the heroes they manage. Of course, one of the coolest parts of being a supe is the name that comes along with the costume and persona. Notably, there's one superhero name that 48% of fans favor over the names of other characters.

Stormfront is the clear winner

According to an informal poll conducted on the r/TheBoys subreddit, the coolest sounding superhero name belongs to Klara Risinger (aka Stormfront) (Aya Cash). This electricity manipulating superhuman won the poll with a total of 443 votes out of 926, meaning the world's oldest supe secured the vote of nearly 48% of respondents. Stormfront first appears on "The Boys" in Season 2, Episode 1 ("The Big Ride") and quickly proves to be a dangerous force. While showing off her expert fighting skills (aided by her healing capabilities) in Season 2, Episode 3 ("Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men"), she also reveals that she is a vile racist Nazi.

Annie January (aka Starlight) (Erin Moriarty) came in at second place with 223 votes, which roughly translates to about 24% of the total. Like many characters in the series, Starlight's superhero name originates from her powers, which include electrical conversion, amplified strength, and increased durability (via Fandom). Starlight's powers allow her a variety of abilities; she can do anything from providing a simple night light to fighting a plethora of deadly supervillains (including a number of other characters on this list).

The third-place slot belongs to Robert Vernon (aka Tek Knight), who won the support of about 12% of respondents (114 votes). In the comics, Tek Knight is a perverted and psychologically disturbed superhero on team Payback. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Knight doesn't actually have any powers, but he instead utilizes a high-tech suit. Although Knight has yet to appear on the series, he is primed to arrive in the show's third season (via Nerdist). If his television counterpart is anything like the comic book character of the same name, he is sure to be one of the show's most troublesome characters. 

These supes' names have nothing on Stormfront

The last three characters each received less than 10% of the overall vote. Coming in at fourth place, Soldier Boy only earned the support of 70 voters. The character, who is set to be portrayed by former "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles in "The Boys" Season 3, is a parodied version of Captain America (via Entertainment Weekly). Unsurprisingly, Soldier Boy has featured prominently in much of the marketing material for the upcoming season.

The next spot in this lineup is held by a secondary antagonist named Mesmer (Haley Joel Osment), who drew the attention of a whole 41 voters. The character first appears in "The Boys" Season 1, Episode 6 ("The Innocents"), where he is introduced as a formerly relevant child star who possesses telepathic powers. Unfortunately, a meeting between Mesmer and Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) in Episode 7 ("The Self-Preservation Society") doesn't end so well for the washed-up telepath.

Of course, in any competition, there is going to be a last-place winner (aka loser). Something tells us this might sting even harder for a speedster, a class of superheroes who often pride themselves on their abilities to come in first. Unfortunately, the last place position belongs to the OG speedster, Mister Marathon, a character who only collected a measly 35 votes. MM (not to be confused with Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso)) is yet another character from the comics who has not appeared in the series. Notably, A-Train was actually supposed to square off in a race with MM at one point, but the race was canceled after A-Train abruptly dropped out (via Vought International).

As it turns out, this list proves that pretty much anybody can have a cool superhero name, no matter how terrible that person might be. One notable comment on the thread pointed out this interesting dichotomy. U/IAlreadyReddit_24 wrote, "As much as I hate Stormfront, her name is pretty cool."