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The Season 3 Non-Supe Character The Boys Fans Agree Is Incredibly Disturbing

Now in its 3rd season, "The Boys" has carved out a reputation as one of the most outlandishly brutal shows on television. Run by Eric Kripke and based on the graphic novels by Garth Ennis, "The Boys" imagines a dystopian world where superheroes are real and answer to no one as they wield their godlike powers. Led by Homelander (Antony Starr), a twisted parody of Superman who revels in humiliating and tormenting the people around him, the Supes' crimes run the gamut from sexual predation to callous murder.

The Supes of "The Boys" are undoubtedly disturbing, each more terrifying and incorrigibly depraved than the last, but the regular humans of the show can send shivers up fans' spines in their own twisted ways. There's Vought International CEO Ashley Barrett (Colby Minifie radiating delightfully unhinged energy in every performance), a yes-woman for Homelander who increasingly mimics his cruel style of leadership in her own perverse ways. Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) is an equally sinister figure as the former CEO of Vought who runs his megacorporation with no consideration for anything but the bottom line.

For many fans, however, the most disturbing non-Supe on "The Boys" is a much more minor character who just happens to be close to The Boys themselves.

Monique's new husband, Todd, is quickly becoming radicalized by Homelander

At first, Monique Milk's (Frances Turner) new husband, Todd (Matthew Gorman), seems like a nice guy and a good father figure for Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso) and Monique's daughter, Janine (Liyou Abere), but over the course of Season 3, he undergoes a disturbing transformation as he becomes an admirer of Homelander.

In Season 3 of "The Boys," Homelander has become even more unhinged, seizing control of Vought and installing his incompetent sycophants in positions of power throughout the company. In Episode 2, "The Only Man In The Sky," he finally announces his belief in his own superiority in public, saying on national TV, "I'm not just like the rest of you. I'm stronger. I'm smarter. I'm better." As Homelander rants, the episode cuts to a shot of Todd watching him with a look of enraptured glee. In a subsequent episode, Todd has turned into a full-blown Homelander stan, lavishing Janine with his stars-and-stripes merchandise and playing his rant on repeat because he thinks it's good for her.

Todd's quick radicalization unnerved fans, many of whom feel he's on the verge of becoming a danger to Monique and Janine. On Reddit, original poster u/DynamiteJade called Todd "the most disturbing non-supe of the season," and others were quick to concur. Wrote u/punjab_boi, "Agreed, I'm afraid of how he's gonna affect MM's daughter." Stating the subtext of Todd's arc in plain English, u/SleepySubDude quipped, "Homelander: WE ARE NOT THE SAME I AM BETTER THAN YOU. White Males in The Rustbelt and Todd: He just like me fr." 

The thread's OP summed up their distaste for Todd thusly: "Todd to me is the most disturbing because his character is showing us how regular, everyday people fall into the Q-anon/Alt-right K-hole."