The Boys spin-off Gen V has just aired its last episode, and fans are already speculating about what’s to come next. The finale answered some important questions but also left us with some very big questions. One of them being, how is Marie still alive and unscratched, at least from the looks of it, after getting lasered by Homelander from close proximity? As Andre put it, the young blood-bender took The 7’s captain’s blow like a champ. This leads to another big question: “Is Marie capable of taking on Homelander?” Because, so far in The Boys’ universe, he’s been described as the strongest supe to ever exist, so much so that almost everyone’s scared to come in his way. If the finale of Gen V is anything to go by, we might have a powerful hero in the making, who will be willing to stand against the final boss of the series.
Marie’s whole arc throughout the season has been centered on her goal of becoming a hero. After she killed her parents in a freak accident, she wanted to prove to her sister that she’s not a monster, but rather someone who saves the day. While this point is not about her powers, it is just as important. Considering how Cate and Sam used their power to cause havoc on innocent people because they thought they were doing the right thing, it is important that Marie’s mindset has changed. As she was in the middle of confronting Cate, she informed her that she didn’t want to be a hero anymore but she’d rather be a good person. This is a lot coming from Marie, as her co-blood-bender, Newman is anything but an upright citizen. This can mean that when and if the time comes, the young supe won’t hesitate before taking on Homelander if it means she’ll save people.
Out of all the possibilities listed here, the most likely scenario to happen is Billy Butcher using Marie against his arc-nemesis. Billy Butcher’s whole existence at this point revolves around taking Homelander down, it is even the main plot point of The Boys. So if anyone were to get Marie in front of Homelander to fight him, then it would undoubtedly be Butcher. For fans, it is unimaginable to think of Homelander’s demise without the leader of the Boys having anything to do with it. In the short post-credits scene, Billy found the abandoned underground facility, The Woods. This means that now he’s aware of the events that were happening at Godolkin University, and if he doesn’t then you better believe he’s going to turn the world upside down to figure out the full picture. In the next season of The Boys, he can get Marie and her friends out of the Vought facility where they’re being kept, to make them a part of his vigilante gang.
In conclusion, Marie’s character has a lot of potential, and fans are excited to see what she will do next. Her blood-bending powers are unique and powerful, and she has already shown that she is capable of using them in creative ways. Whether she will take on Homelander or not remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, she will play a significant role in the upcoming season of The Boys.