Avatar: The Last Airbender Directly Inspired 1 Supe in The Boys Universe Who is Potentially More Powerful Than Antony Starr’s Homelander

Gen V's Marie Moreau's superpower is inspired from Avatar's Bloodbending technique

Avatar: The Last Airbender Directly Inspired 1 Supe in The Boys Universe Who is Potentially More Powerful Than Antony Starr’s Homelander

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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender was the inspiration behind Gen V's main protagonist.
  • Avatar's Bloodbending technique was the idea behind Marie Moreau's superpower in Gen V.
  • However, the execution of the superpower in Gen V is quite different from Bloodbending.
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The Boys is one of the most successful TV shows in today’s time, and has given us some of the most superpowered beings in the world of television. And the leader of the Seven, Homelander, played by Antony Starr, is probably the most powerful of them all. Add to that how Starr portrays this menacing character, it proves to be a treat for all.

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Homelander in The Boys
Homelander in The Boys

The show recently gave way to a spin-off, equally as successful, in the form of Gen V. With some more powerful entities added to the list, the new show has some pretty interesting characters. One of them is Marie Moreau, the main protagonist of Gen V,  played by Jaz Sinclair. And her power seems to be inspired by a very popular anime that is releasing a live-action adaptation, soon – Avatar: The Last Airbender.

One The Boys Universe Superhero is Inspired From Avatar: The Last Airbender

Katara's Blood bening Technique
Katara’s Blood bening Technique

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, one of the strongest female characters, Hama, first reveals Bloodbending. Though Hama is a waterbender, in time, she molds her power so that she can bend her own or the blood in other people’s bodies, if they are in her eyesight. She made Katara, another waterbender, learn how to bloodbend, becoming some of the rarest benders in the Avatar universe, who can bloodbend.

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Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau in Gen V (Copyright: Amazon Studios)
Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau in Gen V (Copyright: Amazon Studios)

Gen V‘s Marie Moreau’s power is also similar to that of bloodbending. Her superpower is the ability to psychically control blood, whether hers or anyone else’s, who’s within eyesight, very similar to what Hama showed to be her bending abilities in Avatar. But there are some differences as well, as we have seen in the Amazon Prime Show.

How Bloodbending in Avatar is Different From Gen V‘s Superpower

Jaz Sinclair‘s Marie Moreau can psychically control anyone’s blood – whether internal or external – if they are in her eyesight. But in Avatar, Hama and Katara have only been shown to manipulate or “bend” blood internally, in someone’s body. Moreau, though, has manipulated blood to give it shape and form, as seen when she made sharp objects out of blood to kill someone.

L to R: Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson, Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau, Patrick Schwarzenegger as Golden Boy, Maddie Phillips as Cate Dunlap, and Derek Luh as Jordan Li in Gen V (Copyright: Amazon Studios)
L to R: Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson, Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau, Patrick Schwarzenegger as Golden Boy, Maddie Phillips as Cate Dunlap, and Derek Luh as Jordan Li in Gen V (Copyright: Amazon Studios)

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress plays one of the most loved characters in the show, but in contrast has one of the most deadly powers. When she blows Cate’s hands off right after using blood as throwing knives, fans couldn’t help but be in awe of her character and her powers. In fact, the show even confirmed that, if Marie learns how to utilize her powers to the full extent, she could even surpass Homelander as the most powerful being in The Boys universe.

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The Boys Seasons 1-3 and Gen V Season 1 are available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

Swagata Das

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Swagata works as a Senior Features Editor at FandomWire. Having previously worked as a Content Writer, her passion for everything pop culture became her true calling as she now works with a global team of writers to brainstorm unique, groundbreaking ideas. Having done her Masters in English Literature, Swagata is a self-professed K-Pop addict with an affinity to work her charms on unsuspecting friends to induct them into the fandom cult.