Soldier Boy and Black Noir had a big fight when Soldier Boy was leading Payback. The Boys Season 3 Episode 7 featured an animated sequence featuring Black Noir (or Earving, depending on your preference) and his imaginary friends who helped him remember what happened back then. The Supe was reluctant to witness the tragic events of his past.
Soldier Boy was a selfish and abusive leader. Soldier Boy was not only a ruthless leader, but he also didn’t want his teammates to leave his shadow. Black Noir should have played Axel Foley, in The Boys universe. Soldier Boy blasted Don Simpson for his actions, and Don decided to hire another actor to play the iconic cop. Black Noir confronted Soldier Boy about his actions in front the rest of the team. The Payback leader didn’t appreciate it and beat him down, before threatening to kill him if the line moves out again.
Stan Edgar informed Black Noir Vought that he was willing to take Soldier Boy out. A young Homelander was already a replacement for Soldier Boy. All Payback members rebelled against their leader during the 1984 mission in Nicaragua. Soldier Boy fought hard and injured Black Noir. He lost half his brain and his face to flames, and was forced to wear a mask the rest of their lives. The Crimson Countess, Soldier Boy’s lover at the time, sedated Black Noir with the Russian nerve agent Novichok. This was the only weapon that could stop the Supe from achieving his impressive powers.
Why Did Black Noir And Payback Betray Soldier Boy?
Soldier Boy is now one of The Boys’ most important characters. Fans of the series believed that it was the Russians who orchestrated Soldier Boy’s capture in Nicaragua in 1984. This is based on Grace Mallory’s story. According to Mallory’s memories, the Russians used a weapon that was strong enough to kill Soldier Boy, and then took off with his body. He was presumed dead by the world.
Butcher and The Boys found a living Soldier Boy in Russia when they went to search for the weapon. He had been kept in a laboratory by the Russians for almost 40 years as they experimented on him. Soldier Boy found his way back home to America and quickly attempted to locate Crimson Countess.
Crimson Countess immediately stated that Payback and she were the ones who allowed the Russians take off with Soldier Boy when Butcher and Hughie first met her. Soldier Boy was aware of this when he confronted Crimson Countess. She said she had never loved him and that he hated his guts.
Soldier Boy discovered the TNT Twins while participating in the Herogasm event. They told him they had just followed the plan and it was Black Noir’s idea. Soldier Boy was rescued by Mindstorm who told him the same thing but added that Homelander was his child. Black Noir was, in essence, the one who orchestrated everything.
Why did Black Noir and Payback trample on Soldier Boy? They betrayed Soldier Boy because they all hate him. When Soldier Boy confronted Crimson Countess, she said the same thing. He was the one they hated most. She then told him this, which led to their plot against him.
Why did Payback Hate Soldier Boy so Much?
We only glimpsed Soldier Boy’s character before episode 7 of season 3. He was an idiot, a bigot and his mind was still stuck in the past due to the fact that he was a Boomer. We knew he wasn’t the most pleasant person.
Butcher confronted Gunpowder in the third season. Gunpowder used to be Soldier Boy’s sidekick. Gunpowder was told by Butcher that he knew about the abuse he suffered from Soldier Boy man many years ago while they were still friends. Gunpowder was not part of the plot to betray Soldier Boy. However, he had every reason to dislike him for the way he treated Soldier Boy.
But it was only in Black Noir’s cartoonish flashback scene, that we saw just how awful Soldier Boy was to Payback. This scene showed us that Payback had every right to hate him.
Soldier Boy was seen in that scene beating Gunpowder as Crimson Countess cared for him. Black Noir then stormed the training area and seemed to be angry at Soldier Boy.
Gunpowder stated that he had always wanted to be Axel Foley, the character in 1984 Beverly Hills Cop. Soldier Boy, however, told the producers negative things about Black Noir so they wouldn’t have any reason to not cast him. We all know that Eddy Murphy won the role, which was a cult favorite because of his portrayal as Axel Foley.
Soldier Boy justification for his actions was that he didn’t believe Black Noir was a star, and that he wasn’t suitable for the role because he couldn’t be funny. Black Noir was then beat up by Soldier Boy in training. He told Black Noir that he couldn’t be him because he wasn’t a star. Black Noir was also told by Soldier Boy that he would place him in his place if he attempted to rise in the supe business.
Soldier Boy wanted to be the star of the show, and he didn’t want anyone else sharing the spotlight with him. He made sure all the members of Payback were below him, so they didn’t have the chance to rise up as stars in the industry. Black Noir and the rest of Payback had every reason not to like him in this regard.
The Russians eventually took Soldier Boy, and this led to the plot to incapacitate him. Vought gave permission to Soldier Boy to betray him because they wanted to replace him by a stronger, younger, more agile supe who could fly. That supe turned out to be Homelander, which was worse than Soldier Boy.
What did Payback do to a Soldier Boy?
Payback defeated Soldier Boy in Nicaragua because of their teamwork, however powerful he may have been. After the TNT Twins had able to place him on his back, Black Noir was the one who confronted him face-to-face.
Black Noir, however, was unable to defeat Soldier Boy because he was too strong. Soldier Boy was responsible for all the injuries Black Noir suffered. Soldier Boy beat Black Noir so severely that his brains were smashed out and his face is disfigured.
Mindstorm still managed to incapacitate Soldier Boy for long enough. Although his psychic abilities were not enough to stop the supe, Crimson Countess used a Russian nerve agent called Novichok in order to put him to bed. Soldier Boy fell asleep long enough to allow the Russians to transport his body to Russia and keep it there for almost four decades.