The 4 Gen V Supes Poised to Challenge Homelander's Reign (Image via Amazon Prime)

4 superheroes from Gen V who can take on Homelander

In the realm of superhero tales, Gen V from the captivating universe of The Boys stands out distinctly. Since its parent show's debut, audiences have been spellbound by its stark depiction of superheroes who, despite their incredible powers, grapple with all-too-human foibles and imperfections.

The story now evolves, unveiling a thrilling chapter within the esteemed confines of Godolkin University. Here, Gen V introduces viewers to a new ensemble of Supes. Young, potent, and on the cusp of realizing their destinies, these heroes must traverse the challenging path of burgeoning greatness.

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However, as they ascend, the omnipresent specter of Homelander casts a daunting shadow over them. This provokes an intriguing question: among these rising stars, is there one who can truly rival his unprecedented dominance? From this fresh roster, four potential contenders emerge, beckoning closer scrutiny.


Sam Riordan, Jordan Li, and 2 other Gen V superheroes who could stand against Homelander

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1) Golden Boy - Luke Riordan

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Profile: Golden Boy, or Luke Riordan in his everyday life, was once the sparkling beacon of hope at Godolkin University. His sudden and devastating exit left a void, yet his legend endures.

Powers: The list of Luke's capabilities reads like the ultimate superhero wishlist. From harnessing thermonuclear energies and wielding the power of fire to defying gravity with flight, Luke was truly exceptional.

Coupled with explosive resistance and unparalleled combat skills, he quickly caught the attention of The Seven, the superhero elite, garnering an invitation even before his graduation. As a student, he was academically superior and became the emblematic face of Godolkin and the Vought Corporation.


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2) Sam Riordan

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Profile: Living under the colossal shadow of his brother, Golden Boy, Sam Riordan's story is about confinement and suppression. Held in a subterranean facility beneath the university, his sporadic escapes hint at the depths of his latent power.

Powers: What stands out in Sam's arsenal in Gen V is his formidable strength and near-invulnerability. Such is the extent of his might that he has managed to overpower even his illustrious brother. If Sam could only master and control these abilities, there's no telling the heights he could reach.


3) Jordan Li

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Profile: Jordan Li, a prodigious talent at Godolkin University, could've easily claimed the top spot. However, the institution's prejudice against their unique gender-shifting ability sidelined them.

Powers: Jordan's remarkable capability allows them to oscillate between male and female forms. In their male form, they exhibit extraordinary strength and an impervious nature.

Their female form, on the other hand, lends them agility and the capacity to discharge energy pulses. Jordan has consistently held their ground against heavyweights like Golden Boy and Sam, showcasing their unparalleled resilience.


4) Marie Moreau

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Profile: A newcomer in Gen V, Marie Moreau's meteoric rise in the university rankings was catalyzed by her involvement in the defining moments of Golden Boy's story.

Powers: Marie possesses a unique and somewhat macabre power – the control of blood, whether it's her own or that of others. This power takes various forms, from creating lethal blood-infused weapons to causing someone to explode from within violently. Marie's journey of mastering this power for good, rather than malevolence, underlines the enormous scope of her abilities.


Unfortunately, Gen V's Godolkin University's ranking system is tainted by corruption, swayed by financial clout and political maneuvering. This often results in an inaccurate representation of the true might of these Supes.

But even within this skewed system, these four figures from Gen V emerge as potential threats to the indomitable Homelander. Their eventual success against him remains to be seen, but one thing is clear – each holds the capability to provide a formidable challenge.

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Upasya Bhowal
 
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