We all know that The Boys is a series that is going to eventually allow us to see Homelander dying because that is Billy Butcher’s life mission. Butcher was never able to find a way to kill Homelander in the first two seasons but was a second close to killing him in season 3 when Soldier Boy nearly blasted him with his nuclear energy. In that regard, we know that Butcher now has a way to kill Homelander. So, does that mean that Homelander will die in season 3?
It is unlikely that Homelander will die in season 3 because we still have a fourth season of The Boys after this one. As such, it doesn’t seem likely that The Boys will be willing to proceed without Antony Starr’s Homelander, who has been one of the best characters in the entire series.
Even if Soldier Boy is strong enough to kill Homelander with his nuclear energy blast, it doesn’t seem likely that the show is willing to proceed without one of the best characters in the series. As such, it is unlikely that Homelander will die in season 3. But season 3 is likely going to set up the inevitable battle to the death between Billy Butcher and Homelander.
Will Homelander Die In Season 3?
Season 3 of The Boys has become one of the best in terms of the parity between the supes and the members of The Boys. That’s because Billy Butcher got hold of V24, which is capable of giving him temporary supe abilities for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Hughie also used this temporary version of Compound V so that he could finally be able to stand up to the supes.
But a good portion of season 3 has been dedicated to Soldier Boy, who has become a subject of focus for the members of The Boys and for Vought as well. At first, The Boys were looking for a weapon that was reportedly strong enough to kill Soldier Boy, who reportedly died back in the 1980s. And the reason why they were looking for that weapon was the fact that they needed to kill Homelander, who was quickly becoming more psychotic and corrupt due to his mental instability. But will Homelander actually die in season 3?
Season 3 is the best season in terms of parity because of the very fact that The Boys are now able to fight Homelander on equal footing. The only thing that they could do back in seasons 1 and 2 was to run away from him because they couldn’t do anything against a man as powerful as Homelander. But things started changing in season 3 when the members of The Boys started searching for the weapon that could kill Homelander.
But instead of finding the weapon that was said to have killed Soldier Boy, they found Soldier Boy himself. The legendary supe was still alive and had been experimented on by the Russians for nearly four decades ever since he was captured in the Nicaragua event in 1984. And while Butcher couldn’t find a weapon that could kill Homelander, Soldier Boy was the closest thing to a weapon that could even the odds against the powerful supe because he is said to be almost as strong as Homelander and has a new power in the form of a nuclear energy blast.
Teaming up with Soldier Boy, Butcher and Hughie took a temporary Compound V called V24, which turned them into supes for 24 hours. Butcher now has powers that are similar to Homelander in the sense that he is super strong, invulnerable to damage, and has heat vision. Meanwhile, Hughie has super strength and can teleport in an instant.
The powerful trio of Soldier Boy, Butcher, and Hughie gave Homelander a tough time. They were able to pin him down for Soldier Boy to charge up his nuclear energy blast but failed to kill him because Homelander escaped from the scenes. This was the first time in his life that Homelander was close to death and was bruised. That means that he is vulnerable for the first time ever.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that Homelander will die in season 3. This season has only shown us that the powerful supe isn’t as almighty and untouchable as he thought because he has now realized that he could still be killed. It was that fight against Soldier Boy, Butcher, and Hughie that made him realize his own mortality.
Still, Homelander is likely to survive past season 3 because it would be hard to imagine The Boys without arguably the greatest superhero villain in television in recent history. Antony Starr has done a great job at carrying Homelander that has become synonymous with the show alongside Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher. He brings audiences to the show, and that means that he is likely to survive until the end of the season.
Of course, there’s also the fact that season 4 of The Boys was confirmed recently, and this means that the story will proceed after season 3. It would be very difficult to imagine season 4 without Homelander because of how much value he brings to the table.
That means that season 3 is meant to serve as a way to show us that Homelander CAN be killed and that he is still vulnerable no matter how invulnerable he might seem to be. And that means that Butcher and the rest of The Boys now understand that they could kill him.
When Will Homelander Die?
Homelander in the comics died near the end of the story, and that could also be the same case for the live-action version of the character. Still, his story in the comics is a lot different than the one in the live-action series, and that means that we aren’t so sure when he will die.
But what we believe is that he won’t die in season 3 because there are still a lot of issues left unresolved. Season 3 was only meant to show us that there are some supes strong enough to kill Homelander but not necessarily stronger than him. And that will allow us to see how The Boys will try to take advantage of Homelander’s vulnerability in the future.
There’s also the fact that Ryan is still a subplot in the greater narrative. At this point, he is far too young to pose a threat to his own father, but he is said to be just as strong or even stronger than Homelander because he possesses all of his powers and could even be stronger once he matures.
It is possible that Ryan will be the one to end his father’s life in due time once he matures, but that would mean that The Boys would have to introduce a massive time skip that would allow us to see an older and more mature Ryan.
In any case, the most likely scenario here is that Homelander will survive season 3 and will most likely survive season 4 as well if there will be a fifth season for The Boys. But we can’t be too sure about how long he will stay the most powerful supe in the world because anything can still happen to the world of The Boys in the future.