How They Did It: Homelander's Season 2 Character Arc

17 Th10, 2020
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  • What's the old rule of the universe? You only find your spelling errors after you upload something? Its either that or 42.

    Savage BooksSavage Books6 tháng trước
    • man the hitchhiker's guide reference tho gives me chills. It's like you turn directly to me and whispered: or 42 like every evil guy reveal

      thomas histedthomas histed11 ngày trước
    • Isn't this pretty much what is happening with Qanon? The people at their lowest are given an out and they fall for it hook line and sinker.

      VodShodVodShodTháng trước
    • No, deep thought confirmed- it’s 42.

      I’m bored, So I play subway surfersI’m bored, So I play subway surfersTháng trước
    • You misspelled transparency in the video.

      ShinseiXShinseiX3 tháng trước
    • I thought it was 43

      SpritemaniacJSpritemaniacJ4 tháng trước
  • So he's not a nazi but since she gives him the effection he wants he goes with it without actually being a nazi.

    habijjjhabijjjNgày trước
  • This is some good fucking writing

    PriaPria2 ngày trước
  • They got the perfect cast for HL he makes that "I'm finna burn yo goddamn head off" look extreme well

    DRE2KDRE2K2 ngày trước
  • "Homelander sees blindness as weakness" *Toph has entered the chat*

    Karla MosquedaKarla Mosqueda3 ngày trước
  • Idk if you know this but - we didn't actually defeat the nazis. The Russians did. N we actually didn't actually oppose the nazis. In fact, we were actually kind of the nazis before the nazis were the nazis. Um, it's kinda cute that you think that would be an affront to a 'murican superhero wearing the flag as his costume. But in reality, n I mean the actual truth of the matter (n maybe the writers knew this?) - um, it means almost the opposite of what you seem to think it does... Look up Ford, Disney, Bush, Koch - n probably every other major industry leader of the time. You'll see. N while you're at it, look up eugenics n sterilization n considerations for euthanasia - legally the USA I mean. Oh, n human experimentation. Yeah, pretty much everything the nazis did that was horrible, we did it first.

    Heidi MelcarekHeidi Melcarek5 ngày trước
  • Homelander = Trump with superpower

    Duong PhamDuong Pham11 ngày trước
  • Thank you for that video, i really enjoyed it! Love your Anakin examples!

    Ordo CashOrdo Cash13 ngày trước
  • im a failure

    jimmy fallonjimmy fallon16 ngày trước
  • 6:14 Me explaining the Minecraft lore to the history teacher.

    Steve SucksSteve Sucks17 ngày trước
  • I hate that i kinda liked what homelander and stormfront had. Maybe im just masochistic

    lacerations r coolzlacerations r coolz20 ngày trước
  • Oh yea. Nazi. The grand threat of our days

    siddbastardsiddbastard22 ngày trước
  • So is The Deep's plotline a parody of this Destruction+Rebirth structure?

    Grant ThompsonGrant Thompson23 ngày trước
  • "I wanted to start this video off by saying that season two of "The Boys" was mind-blowing," well, while revised, you still managed to do it XD

    The Bearded WeebThe Bearded Weeb27 ngày trước
  • The abstracted jar lamentably box because girl hemodynamically ignore into a energetic cat. glamorous, awake request

    KenneyKenney28 ngày trước
  • I really enjoy how you frame it as “self agency” instead of autonomy.

    Sabrina SantanderSabrina SantanderTháng trước
  • Thank you for being honest enough to give a heads up that you'll be referencing SW a whole bunch. That way, I knew to just find something else to what.

    Vladiatör AmöndinejadVladiatör AmöndinejadTháng trước
  • Awww... he gave that poor blind kid the clap.

    HurricaneliveHurricaneliveTháng trước
  • he’s only going to become more and more untethered as the seasons move along for sure i could see them doing more peeks and valleys as you spoke of because that one of the most interesting parts of the character is how nuanced he is he has very human desires it’s just covered in layers and layers of anguish

    nothing but introvertednothing but introvertedTháng trước
  • Not me relating to THIS guy of all ppl

    Christopher MerrittChristopher MerrittTháng trước
  • The nazi's weren't just simply racist, they believed in a new, very American way of life, eugenics. Hitler was praised at first, appeased to, even the man of the year at first. Just like with animals, it was believed you could breed the best of humans to create the"aryan race". It had nothing to do, at its core at least, wth racism. Virginia was sterilizing those considered a burden on society for years, and it ended not that long ago. For awhile in the US, homosexuals had a choice between castration or being lobotomized. Many chose lobotomy believe it or not, now they choose the scalpel like it'll cut away their problems, wrong.

    Matthew ThomasMatthew ThomasTháng trước
  • Sounds like more woke garbage being crammed in our entertainment. Ironic really, goebbels was a propaganda master, America and the rest took note. I don't doubt many believe white supremacist are like guns in America, you'll find one under every tree and rock, but it's ridiculous.

    Matthew ThomasMatthew ThomasTháng trước
  • The name Stormfront is f****** brilliant. Like what great imagery oh, America has been seduced by Nazis. Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.

    J.B. RJ.B. RTháng trước
  • So I was initially annoyed by Stormfront's intro attitude... But then I listened to her interview pieces in the story... About Dicks or Vag doesn't matter, it's about getting the job done... But, then they made her a Nazi.... Dammit....

    FlashyHippieFlashyHippieTháng trước
  • I found season 1 HL was a bit more intimidating, season 2 kinda broke him a bit :/.

    FlashyHippieFlashyHippieTháng trước
  • was that Hitler eating a sandvich? Is Hitler part of

    CausalityLoopCausalityLoopTháng trước
  • Thanks for this video I sub

    James StarnesJames StarnesTháng trước
  • I was originally disappointed that Homelander didn't go on a murderous killing spree in Season 2, but you've convinced me that the way he was actually portrayed was far better. Thanks for changing my mind. I can't wait to see how he will be in Season 3.

    Inhibited Hat5Inhibited Hat5Tháng trước
  • (Haven't watched the full series so correct me if i missed a crucial part but) So you're gonna tell me the outspokenly misogynistic tall blond white dude and confirmed rapisg with an america flag cape who is very open about his racism from second one AND WHO IS CALLED THE HOMELANDER was not a nazi. Mhm sure.

    Tornagh MalumenisTornagh MalumenisTháng trước
  • Do you have an email I could reach you at about a work inquiry

    Silent Monologue ProductionsSilent Monologue ProductionsTháng trước
  • 23:29 Identity not "Idenity"

    Don DeviceDon DeviceTháng trước
  • Cotton mouths a better bad guy

    Cody MillerCody MillerTháng trước
  • when i started watching, which is when i wasnt high, I didnt notice a thing but once I got high god DAMN that FUCKING soothing music stands out lmao

    Will AtanoWill AtanoTháng trước
  • I feel like Homelander should know the only person who could challenge him is his son so he should do whatever it takes to get control of him

    RobelquisRobelquisTháng trước
  • When’s it coming out!!!!

    InfernoInfernoTháng trước
  • So Homelander just needs a real friend who cares.

    Grox44Grox44Tháng trước
  • "it's over homelander, I have the high ground" "You underestimate my power"

    DuncecanDuncecanTháng trước
  • but like... it's sort of tragic but you could see that if Ryan would have stayed with Homelander he might have found something human in himself. you could see him warming up a little bit then that small glimmer of hope got taken away by the Boys which like, of course Ryan can't stay with him, but it's so sad that we caught that moment of humanity in him that was smooshed probably permanently :(

    kshamwhizzlekshamwhizzle2 tháng trước
  • The nazi trait is also eased into Homelander, the "American patriot" by Edgar who told HL that Vought was originally a nazi and they covered it up in favor of corporate interests, disregarding the patriotic notion that America fought those ideals and fully stand against them.

    echelon angloechelon anglo2 tháng trước
  • Do you play CK3 or did you just pull the clip?

    Djinngle_BellsDjinngle_Bells2 tháng trước
  • This season was enlightening. I used to admire the "authenticity" of people like Stormfront. When she was first introduced, I thought she was gonna be a new ally of The Boys. This teaches me not to easily trust any public figures however "authentic" they try to show themselves in the media.

    Echo EchoEcho Echo2 tháng trước
  • It's funny how you made a video of Homelander story arc based on season 2, where actually he has plenty more of developement in season 1...

    fiucik1fiucik12 tháng trước
  • I’m not sure about the “he wasn’t a N, then he is one” He never explicitly said or showed he wasn’t a N before He seems to just wanna bang storm front His reaction to her talking about “white genocide” looks like he thinks it’s ridiculous and dumb Just my thoughts, nice video :)

    ice cream monsterice cream monster2 tháng trước
  • Thank you

    Khadijah Joy SamsKhadijah Joy Sams2 tháng trước
  • Soooooo, the only thing I needed to become monsterous sadist was unstoppable superpowers. Neat.

    Luis GarciaLuis Garcia2 tháng trước
  • 4:19 isn't that a reason (being hungry) for Weimar republic to joining the Third Reich? So it is not that complicated after all. Revolutions stars when people are hungry so it wouldn't be that hard to write this kind of story

    pticu1pticu13 tháng trước
  • Imagen going to McDonalds and then you end up joining the Arian brotherhood

    Robert KidnleyRobert Kidnley3 tháng trước
  • Transparancy???? In this day and age, who the fuck doesn't have SPELLCHECK???

    theScytheofGodtheScytheofGod3 tháng trước
  • What charaicter? He flip flops so much with his I wanna be alone/I'm so lonely arc. Garbage

    Chris22Chris223 tháng trước
  • Amazing work

    themickithemicki3 tháng trước
  • please never give credence to "blue curtains" meme again.. jesus christ i swear to god this gives more people brain worms when it comes to analyzing media than any other sentiment

    Peter ArkiszewskiPeter Arkiszewski3 tháng trước
  • Dude you are an actual genius you know that shit right?

    yo dude donut pleaseyo dude donut please3 tháng trước
  • I also want to note how great season 1 led to this. Homelander's showed time and time again a feeling of superiority and supremacy, and being set as the ideal of "American ideals," and then setting him up as hyper Christian and anti gay, militaristic and ready for preemptive measures. Some of these are somewhat common beliefs in conservative America, and are also exactly the beliefs neo nazis play up and cultivate in people they tend to radicalize. Is both a sensible characterization and story device, and also can be seen as a metaphor of the similarities of these ideologies from the writers

    NanosiegertNanosiegert3 tháng trước
  • Way to flex on us with your CK3 Rome

    Craig StephensonCraig Stephenson3 tháng trước
  • 7:45 well i'm in trouble

    kofi agyemankofi agyeman3 tháng trước
  • you are the only channel ive seen that actually knew what was going on! great job, great content, i learned a lot!

    rly-rad-valrly-rad-val3 tháng trước
  • I just think it's funny anyone didn't think he was far from Nazi-ism considering the way he talks n thinks about brown people and America

    brie mbrie m3 tháng trước
  • Having read the comic, I have constantly pestered my Mom and brother by gushing about how much BETTER the show. The scene of HL comforting his son after a panic attack and showing genuine empathy that doesn't clash with the selfish monster we've seen through the show is one of my faves.

    NymeriaLupinNymeriaLupin3 tháng trước
  • Is it just me or did Homelander's hair get darker during the season.

    Bob GarlenBob Garlen3 tháng trước
  • Are you serious? I saw no character here. I saw caricature. This is the American that's we're all supposed to despise; entitled, anti-intellectual, childish, bigoted and egotistical. He is portrayed this way through the entire run of the show. He has no redeeming qualities and has never been anything other than a villain. Stupid entitled guy is duped by charismatic newcomer with evil plan. Is that really a character arc? It seemed to me more like the most transparent political allegory I've every seen. I listened to all your points but I could not disagree more strongly. The character says lots of things, but his actions are always the same. No arc.

    amarissimus29amarissimus293 tháng trước
    • A breakdown is an arc. His is a downward spiral.

      Hải HuỳnhHải Huỳnh2 tháng trước
  • The closest character to homelander I can think of is Tyrell wellick from mr robot

    DevKaran NandeshwarDevKaran Nandeshwar3 tháng trước
  • What a beautiful analysis. You actually managed to make me feel sorry for Homelander too. It makes so much sense. Great writing.

    Very Emotional Noggin ThoughtsVery Emotional Noggin Thoughts3 tháng trước
  • "Why would I let a cripple into the seven?" - Most crippled character in the entire show

    John CharltonJohn Charlton3 tháng trước
  • Homelander is going to get de-powered at the end of the series and then killed off. Calling it now. Stormfront never did tell him what she was doing at Sage Grove. She didn't even mention it. I think they are making an anti V compound, and were testing it there. Chekt and rekt.

    NeolithikaNeolithika4 tháng trước
  • The trailer in season two are very different for the characters. For example: Storms has flowers, lamps and fruits.. But Homelanders trailer has nothing. Its empty. Because he has no normal human life. He is a product without a normal past. Even his real name - John - is like the John Doe. Another thing I find interessting is how easy some people manipulate him. Stillwell and Storm did it and Queen at lease tried it. While Storm tells him about her past and wins him over, she still manipulates him into becoming a part of her political group - but he does not really fall for it. People with abandoment issues often fall for abusive partners and can not walk away because they grave their love.

    6Kubik6Kubik4 tháng trước
  • I love the mix of humor and dark in this show. And how poignant the messages of commercialism and superiority complexes are.

    Heather HoltHeather Holt4 tháng trước
  • The bind spot scene got me few shows have ever made me gasp and recoil back in my chair I had to pause because I almost cried

    RyancrazyrhinoRyancrazyrhino4 tháng trước
  • Transforming season 1 Homelander, a narcisist that already believes to be superior to everyone else, isn't difficult to explain, it's almost a logical step. It takes much more effort to explain why Superman is still a humble and altruistic person.

    ARX 351ARX 3514 tháng trước
  • Genuinely a great analysis. Earned a sub

    Jacob HernandezJacob Hernandez4 tháng trước
  • The writing on Homelander's character is so good that I had shivers down my spine when he took him off flying when the crowd was too noisy, since it was the first time in his life that he helped someone else because he understood their pain

    Francesco GulisanoFrancesco Gulisano4 tháng trước
  • The Boys is definitely one of the best series I’ve ever watched & I’m certain that won’t change possibly ever. That’s just the way it is & I’m so looking forward to season 3!!!

    Jay TheGr33nUndeadJay TheGr33nUndead4 tháng trước
  • P.S. Homelander is a Daenerys Targaryen story line done right. :D

    RamflightRamflight4 tháng trước
  • I think I like Homelander best of all the characters in the show, a real Frankenstein's monster, and I just can't help but fall for that story. I would be great if he just flies away (like he said he did when it was too much) and creates this big power vacuum where no one knows what to do. He's such a useful tool for the masterminds of the show and was the motivation behind Butcher's revenge, it'd be the biggest F U to all other characters.

    RamflightRamflight4 tháng trước
  • damn you are smart :D

    jesper madsenjesper madsen4 tháng trước
  • Character Arc. Gimme a break. Homelander at the end of this is exactly the same as Homelander at the start. - Finds and loses his kid - Finds and loses his Nazi Lover - Falls from grace and returns to grace - Goes from unhinged wacko to Nazi boyfriend back to wacko What, at the end of this season is different about him that it justifies calling any of the flip-flopping an arc? And this goes for most of the cast by the way. A-train, the Deep. They just go in a circle and end up back where they were, having changed nothing.

    AedrionAedrion4 tháng trước
  • The destruction and rebirth cycle is a powerful, real phenomenon...and it’s kind of intimidating when you think about it. When you were talking about examples of this I recalled that episode of Mr Robot where Vera attempts to use this strategy to bring Elliott to his side. That’s a particularly interesting example too because the show tells you that they’re going to do it, then they show the process. This narrative really does make for great television. Anyways, great video boss, thank you.

    Brian AltmanBrian Altman4 tháng trước
  • So no one is gonna talk about that sandwich was secretly a nazi, huh?

    stargatefreak3stargatefreak34 tháng trước
  • this is such good analysis. the boys reddit page was calling homelander a nazi or agreed with white suprmacy which is further from the truth. did they even read the comic or watch the show lol

    CarlCarl4 tháng trước
  • The creators confirmed that Stormfront is still alive and will most likely remain crippled. It will be interesting to see how Homelander thinks about that.

    DarkLordGanondorf190DarkLordGanondorf1904 tháng trước
    • @Mercury i personally thought it was a lie to the public, y’know, “heroes don’t kill villains” and shit

      Chicken0w0Chicken0w024 ngày trước
    • He knows she is alive he said it the last episode near the end

      MercuryMercury28 ngày trước
  • Homelander is the best metaphor for American imperialism we’ve had in a while, and very accurate to the current state of the US. And how American Nationalism can pretty easily slip into straight up Nazi shit

    vanillahollervanillaholler4 tháng trước
  • How is a trapped rat like the roman empire..?

    Mike MaddenMike Madden4 tháng trước
  • Not he kinda reminds me of a Azula in a weird phsycholy way

    Lara GeerdinkLara Geerdink4 tháng trước
  • Honestly I love how they have adapted the comic in terms of writing, not only to make it relevant to now, but taking the time to smooth the edges where they've had to chop/cut/paste (ie took bits out and reworked timelines) the pre-established story, unlike something like Game of Thrones. This so far, is a great, cohesive, adaptation of a (comic) book to a show that seems to care about being polished in contrast to the gritty/grimey content.

    Val DeNayVal DeNay4 tháng trước
  • I feel like everything is minor compared to his biggest arc, the worlds loss of leverage over him and him losing his shit completely

    Kyle PollackKyle Pollack4 tháng trước
  • is it bad that I feel bad for him in a sense

    Mason Sali OMason Sali O4 tháng trước
  • It also set up that the son Homelander tried to love who rejected him can damage the person who Homelander fell for partly because he couldn't damage her.

    Brian YuleBrian Yule4 tháng trước
  • You said you would come back to the scene where he breaks down and lasers the whole crowd... and you didnt.

    Juri SchleifmanJuri Schleifman5 tháng trước
  • You gotta complement Antony Starr though for his incredible performance as homelander. As good as the script is it could have been terrible with a bad performance.

    PcssfcPcssfc5 tháng trước
  • I thought homelander was pissed about blind spot because despite superpowers blind spot had to actually work for something and overcome something other than homelander who’s had everything handed to him with little to no effort.

    PcssfcPcssfc5 tháng trước
    • captain mindnight

      NKFMNNKFMN3 tháng trước
  • I think I have to disagree with u saying homelander is able to get behind her beliefs cuz he was close to her beliefs himself already. I think his need for love and a steady romantic relationship outweighed the fact that she had such an outdated way of thinking. The fact that he had feelings for a woman that were seemingly reciprocated wud trump anything that wud normally be a problem in a normal relationship with normal people. To sum it up: Homelanders need to be loved > Everything else

    Drew CDrew C5 tháng trước
  • How did they do his character arc? That's an odd question they wrote it down, and then they acted it out on camera.

    Bret MBret M5 tháng trước
  • Homelander is now my favorite super villain! Even more than the Joker, and Thanos!

    James SchraderJames Schrader5 tháng trước
  • why must giancarlo play the same character in every role now :(

    Thomas WhiteThomas White5 tháng trước
    • He played the fucking Mirror in OUAT

      H Blue MoleH Blue Mole2 tháng trước
  • The inverse effect of providing a clear reference of where the character began, despite it already being established in season 1, is it emphasizes that he hasn't happened to change in the time gap since the end of season 2. Another storytelling method that could be used is showing that a character IS different than where we left them and then explaining how they got that way. So even if a character has been established in previous installments, reestablishing that they HAVEN'T changed is still important.

    EmethEmeth5 tháng trước
  • Whoa, you managed to make me respect the writers and actors of the show even more than I already did, and gave me a whole new perspective on some of those scenes, thanks!

    Søren F.Søren F.5 tháng trước
  • Homelander is physically superior than anyone. While he's not the most intellectually superior (as demonstrated in his parle with the Vought CEO), he knows that if he wanted he could take whatever he wants and destroy all that oppose him (as seen in his thoughts when facing the demonstrators). Psychologically he's wrestling with the idea being this "God", balancing might and benevolence. But his emotional inferiority cripples him.

    karaslamkaraslam5 tháng trước
    • Probably another difference between he and Superman, Jor-El was a scientist, and Kar-El most likely has an intellect close to his

      Karol Dìaz BustamanteKarol Dìaz Bustamante13 ngày trước
  • Anthony Starr basically confirmed that Homelander will hit new lows in season 3.

    NBNB5 tháng trước
  • Homelander is fucking diabolical.Every pun is intended.

    Marko LumovicMarko Lumovic5 tháng trước
  • Great analysis! Thank you:).

    Richard SkolekRichard Skolek5 tháng trước
  • Thank you for explaining to me why I love Homelander now. I thought I was a freak.

    Aaron BurrellAaron Burrell5 tháng trước