Jensen Ackles' superhero finally appeared in all his glory in the just-released Episode 4, leaving one of fan favorite character for dead.
Soldier Boy is considered to be the first superhero in the 'The Boys' universe and is clearly a parody of Marvel's Captain America. Although Ackles' character has fought to defend the United States for quite some time, he is not the role model that Steve Rogers is. Having disappeared after one botched operation in the '80s, Soldier Boy vanished from the spotlight for almost thirty years, only to reappear in the latest episode, wreaking havoc among Billy Butcher's (Karl Urban) team of vigilantes.
At the end of Episode 4, Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) finally face off against this fearsome foe, and the energy blast fired by Soldier Boy at Kimiko left her badly maimed and nearly dead. Despite Kimiko's strong superhuman ability to heal, she was unable to return to action as quickly as usual, leaving fans worried about whether or not she would survive the attack. So, what does Soldier Boy's superpowers do?
In addition to his superhuman strength and durability, Soldier Boy can shoot special energy blasts that not only severely wound other superheroes, but also completely nullify their powers. This is why Kimiko was unable to heal herself normally after being hit by the projectile. This insane ability certainly puts Boy Soldier at the top of the most powerful beings in the 'The Boys' universe, perhaps surpassing even Homelander (Anthony Starr) himself.
And fans will surely love watching these two superpowered heroes fight each other, already discussing who can win in this deadly duel.
"I definitely can see soldier boy and homelander going toe to toe, idk how long he'll last, but with that blast that appears to have disrupted kimikos powers, maybe it'll even the playing feel against homelander," – /UncleIrohWannabe.