Victoria Neuman, born Nadia, is the main character of the Amazon series The Boys. She is an American congresswoman and founder of the Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs. It was revealed recently that Victoria Neuman is not only an American supe, but also the notorious “Head-Popper”, who killed Susan Raynor and Jonah Vogelbaum, Alistair Adana, and many other members of Congress. It was also revealed, that Victoria Neuman was adopted from Red River by Stan Edgar after Victoria (now Nadia) had presumably killed her parents.
Neuman, the Director of FBSA helps to make the world a safer one. Vought and Neuman reached a compromise, which allowed her to eliminate the bad apples from the group. This has resulted in more people being at home with their families every day. With her rising political ambitions and popular popularity, there is no limit to what she’s capable of achieving.
Victoria was born Nadia. She grew up in Red River with Tony, an orphan who she met there. Red River is a place where families refuse to raise Supes or children who have lost their families. Nadia accidentally killed her parents when she was young, because her powers were not able to control them. She was immediately taken to Red River to learn how she could control her powers.
However, her power eventually led to her murdering her adoptive parents. Stan Edgar eventually adopted her. He gave her a new name and erased all evidence about her victims. And he promised to look out for her. Victoria began a remarkable career as a congresswoman over time.
Neuman, a young “wunderkind”, congresswoman, is against Vought’s agenda and the Superheroes. After the expose of Compound V she organized a rally and pushed for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on Vought, Compound V, and other issues.
Victoria maintains contact with Grace Mallory, and other insiders in order to obtain the information and access she requires to bring down Vought. She is a prominent public figure, frequently leading protests or speaking on the news about Vought’s corruption.
Victoria is accompanied by Grace, who brings her Lamplighter so she can testify before Congress about the real events behind closed doors at Vought. She insists on “bring down king” and that Vought be charged with more. She would like to see more evidence about the Sage Grove Center.
Butcher convinces Jonah Vogelbaum, Lamplighter, to address Congress. This is a great decision for Victoria. Vogelbaum’s head explodes just before he gives his testimony. Victoria is splattered with blood and watches in horror as Grace drags Victoria away, with many people around her.
Later, it was revealed that she is a Supe who is responsible for the attack on the congressional hearing. Stormfront was used later as a scapegoat to cover up her crimes, after her Nazi ties were exposed and her defeat by The Boys and their allies. She kills Alastair Adana (the Church of the Collective leader).
At this time, it is unclear if she is acting in Vought’s interest as a form or controlled opposition or if her agenda is real. Hughie approaches her campaign headquarters and asks her to join her team. Hughie accepts her offer and asks when he can begin.
Seven on 7, with Cameron Coleman
Neuman was often a subject on Seven on 7, with Cameron Coleman. The news anchor greatly detested Neuman. Her clips and interviews included Neuman.
Victoria is closely associated with Hughie Camp at Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs. Their job is to control Supe activity. They work together to keep Supes like Termite under control and place them in jail when necessary. Stan Edgar and the public seem to love Victoria’s work at the FBSA. Hughie begins to question her motives after she discovers her past with Stan Edgar and her status as Supe in Season 3. Victoria continues to pretend she isn’t a Super and doesn’t have any ties with Stan Edgar, as she pursues her political agenda.
- Molecular combustion: Victoria Neuman seems to have a psychic effect on the speed and pressure of molecules up to the point that they can be combusted. This power has not been demonstrated on living creatures. While she appears to preferably focus her ability on the heads and bodies of her victims, she has also shown the ability to combust an entire body or one extremity.
- Superhuman Strength Victoria has shown superhuman strength, surpassing the strength of Tony her childhood friend.
- Superhuman Durability. Victoria was capable of sustaining the force of being punched, which caused her to fly approximately twelve inches. She then collided violently with a metal trash can, but she did not appear to be hurt.
- Cellular Recovery: Supes that can regenerate will likely heal from all her injuries.
- Invincibility: Victoria claims Stan Edgar adopted Victoria because he believed she could protect him. This implies that Mr. Edgar believed Victoria was strong enough to be used against a Supe as powerful and powerful as Homelander. Victoria is extremely afraid of Homelander and doesn’t seem to have the same faith as Stan in her abilities. There may be limits to how much organic matter she can combust.
- Direct line of sight: Victoria must be able to see her victims clearly in order to hit her targets, even though it is only visible through a closed glass window. Tony covered her eyes and she was unable to use her power. She was eventually able to see Tony’s hand, and then his face.
- The character has been likened to U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. The actress stated that Neuman inspired some of her mannerisms, such as the way she held herself in a room or how she communicates.
- It is currently unknown what her superpowers were originally created, their nature, names, and the limitations they have. This will likely not be known until season three.
- Neuman’s campaign posters identify Neuman as Neuman’s representative from New York’s 6th congressional District, which is located in Queens.
- Despite her eyes not turning white, she was able make heads explode at the Congressional Hearing. It could be a continuity mistake. Or she could have worn coloured contacts lenses in preparation for being on live TV.
- Several people’s heads exploded when she was ushered from the room at the Congressional Hearing. This suggests she may be able to delay the effect of her powers on people and still have some control over her actions.