A lot of good things can be said about The Boys season three. Unfortunately, the new episodes totally missed the show’s most mysterious character.
Obviously, this article has some spoilers. So don’t read on if you haven’t seen it yet.
You may have already imagined the character we are talking about: Black Noir. Since the first season, the character has acquired a certain affection from the public, even though he is still a sadist.
But that is not all. Black Noir was also by far the most mysterious character in the series. He could be the center of an engaging and interesting story.
Instead, the third season of The Boys bet on a kind of “redemption arc”, exploring the character’s past and explaining the reason for some things.
The question is, why try to bring depth to Black Noir’s story and then kill him just for shock value?
The Disappointing Use of Black Noir
There is no other justification for the character’s death. It just happened to surprise and shock the audience, doing little else.
With that, The Boys completely squandered a character that could have delivered much more in the plot.
Series creator Eric Kripke has promised that Black Noir will be back in season four, but not in the way fans are expecting.
That doesn’t change the fact that the character as fans knew him is gone for good. And it can make it even worse, as it also doesn’t change the idea that his death happened simply for shock value.
The Boys is available on Amazon Prime Video.
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