The Boys is set in a universe where superpowered people are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by powerful corporation Vought International, which ensures that they are aggressively marketed and monetized. Outside of their heroic personas, most are arrogant and corrupt. The series primarily focuses on two groups: the titular Boys, vigilantes looking to keep the corrupted heroes under control, and the Seven, Vought International's premier superhero team. The Boys are led by Billy Butcher, who despises all superpowered people, and the Seven are led by the egotistical and unstable Homelander. As a conflict ensues between the two groups, the series also follows the new members of each team: Hugh "Hughie" Campbell of the Boys, who joins the vigilantes after his girlfriend is killed in a high speed collision by the Seven's A-Train, and Annie January / Starlight of the Seven, a young and hopeful heroine forced to face the truth about the heroes she admires.
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The original Queen Maeve, or Medb, was a likely mythological Queen of the kingdom of Connacht and a central figure in the Irish epic the Táin Bó Cúailnge. Her supposed tomb is on the summit of Knocknarea overlooking the town of Sligo and still attracts visitors. Fittingly her incarnation in the series is played by an Irish actress, albeit one from Leinster. See more
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