The comic book origin of Mother’s Milk in The Boys differs significantly from the live-action version, as the character was actually born with powers.
Warning! Spoilers for The Boys comic series below
There’s a secret supe on boysas mother’s milk was actually born with powers as his true origins are in Conjunction V. boys comic book series, Mother’s Milk and his brother were born with Compound V in their blood, which makes his mission to destroy the most vile soups in the universe all the more tragic as he knows what it’s like to have powers he never asked for.
AT boys The Mother’s Milk comic is the glue that holds Supe’s hunting team together, as he is both the team’s muscle and one of their most thoughtful thinkers. While the entire team is being strengthened by taking Compound V, Mother’s Milk was one of the few members boys born with ability, as Vought-American’s exposure to his mother’s unsafe working conditions resulted in her passing the chemical gene to her children. Unfortunately for Mother’s Milk, his Compound V origin brought nothing but tragedy to his life, despite making him as powerful as most of the Supes.
In the popular comic book series, this is revealed in boys #24 by Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Simon Bowland and Tony Avina that Mother’s Milk’s hatred for Supes stems from seeing how it affected his family. His mother worked at a factory owned by Vought-American in their commercial products division. However, due to the building not being disinfected prior to its closure, both of her children were born with Compound V in their blood. The powers ended up killing his disabled brother, literally causing his body to turn into a horrifying death. Shortly thereafter, his father died following a legal battle against Vought-American. As a result, Mother’s Milk became a secret Supe who had powers of his own that he didn’t tell Hughie about until he gained his trust.
However, instead of getting his own costume and using his powers as the real Supe, Mother’s Milk’s origin reveals that he joined the military, where he caught the attention of Billy Butcher after his superpower ended up accidentally killing an opponent during a boxing match. duel. In the end, Mother’s Milk decided to join. boys stop Supes and the organization that ruined his family’s life. If he didn’t have a history with Vought-American, maybe he would be super. Instead, he chose a different path. In a way, he’s the franchise’s only real superhero, as Mother’s Milk is set solely to eliminate threats to innocent bystanders.
Mother’s Milk’s secret origin as Supe was not featured in live action. boys series. However, for a character tasked with killing the Soldier Boy and stopping the Seven and Vought American, it would be quite confusing. However, if boys the TV series wants to add surprise to Mother’s Milk’s origins and status by making him secretly superpowered, but not wanting to be Supe like in the comics would make him quite unexpected.