As comic book stories go, having superheroes take the stand isn’t anything new. Spider-Man, Daredevil, and even the Homelander’s squeaky-clean inspiration, Superman, have all been on trial at one point. The difference is that most of the time, those heroes have adhered to the law and been prepared for whatever outcome came from it. In the case of Homelander, though? Well, he’s Homelander, right? The dude has a power complex that no mere mortal can defeat, so what’s throwing a lawsuit going to do besides get him and his mob of fans (“Home Truthers” is on the way, isn’t it?) angry? If anything, he’s already warned us in one of the “The Boys” most haunting moments.
In a Season 3 scene that Homelander fans are glad terrifies them, Homelander breaking down his plan of what he’d do if Starlight went public about the failed plane rescue is absolute nightmare fuel. Sure, it never came to pass, but the potential risk of the book being thrown at the “hero” might spark a similar reaction that could unfold in the show’s third season. That is, if “Gen V” doesn’t get a visit from Homelander first as a bit of public image perfecting.