The Boys Body Count: Season 4’s Biggest Deaths, Ranked by Goriness

Warning: The following contains major spoilers for The Boys Season 4. Proceed at your own risk!

It’s not a season of The Boys if there isn’t a lot of blood splatter and exploding guts.

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Season 4 got off to a killer start on June 13, with several gruesome and graphic deaths at the hands laser eyes of a more volatile-than-ever Homelander. Even his son Ryan was, shockingly, responsible for one of the early casualties, while Butcher and the Boys took out a new (and extremely naked) supe.

Below, TVLine is keeping a running tally of Season 4’s biggest demises and ranking them by just how gross-out gory they were, with details on how they kicked the bucket. We’re keeping our list to recognizable characters, major players or those featured in memorable death scenes. So apologies to the nameless bystanders who will no doubt perish in the war between Homelander and the Boys, but you’re not included.

We’ll be updating this body count every week, so bookmark this page and revisit it after each new episode drops for the latest goners. Now, scroll down to check out Season 4’s many victims, then hit the comments to let us know which one disturbed you most.

Warning: The following may contain graphic/NSFW images.

14. Ambrosius

14. Ambrosius
14. Ambrosius

Dies In: Episode 7

Means of Death: During a lovers’ spat, The Deep exploded with an anger and broke Ambrosius’ tank, then sat on the other side of the closed closet door as Ambrosius pleaded for help. While inhumane to the mollusk, it was hardly gory. (Get scoop on the storyline.)

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤢

13. Hugh Campbell Sr.

13. Hugh Campbell Sr.
13. Hugh Campbell Sr.

Dies In: Episode 5

Means of Death: Most of the gore came before Hugh’s demise, as Hughie’s father found himself confused and forgetful, following a dose of V, and phasing through hospital walls and tearing through patients. Hugh’s actual passing was a far more peaceful but heartbreaking affair: Faced with the prospect of his dad being locked up and confused forever or killing even more innocent people, Hughie injected him with a drug, and he peacefully went to sleep while Hughie, his mother and his father daydreamed about a family trip to Paris. (Get scoop on the storyline.)

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤢

12. Tek Knight

12. Tek Knight
12. Tek Knight

Dies In: Episode 6

Means of Death: Strangled to death by his butler Elijah, who, after years of cleaning the mess from his boss’ sexual proclivities, finally had enough when he learned of Tek Knight’s plan to help provide prison camps for Homelander and Sister Sage.

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮

11. Cameron Coleman

11. Cameron Coleman
11. Cameron Coleman

Dies In: Episode 5

Means of Death: After being set up by Ashley as a mole for the Boys, Homelander ordered his fellow supes to exact some wrathful vengeance on the Vought News Network anchor, who was beaten to death (off-screen, thankfully).

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮

10. Koy

10. Koy
10. Koy

Dies In: Episode 2

Means of Death: During a staged rescue, Ryan got too aggressive with the stuntman playing the criminal and sent him flying into a building, where he splattered like a broken egg against the wall.

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮

9. Anika

9. Anika
9. Anika

Dies In: Episode 3

Means of Death: The poor Vought Crime Analytics employee wasn’t even the mole Sister Sage and Homelander were looking for, but he still (prematurely) lasered a hole through Anika’s head just as she was confessing that Starlight had reached out to her about tracking… :::cue laser eyes:::

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮

8. Splinter

8. Splinter
8. Splinter

Dies In: Episode 2

Means of Death: The supe Splinter (and his many fully naked clones) met their end while battling Butcher, MM, Frenchie and Kimiko in the middle of a Marvelous Miss Rachel bat mitzvah party. Butcher ultimately took down all the Splinters by shoving a bar through the prime version’s head. (Get scoop from showrunner Eric Kripke on the twisted fight scene.)

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮

7. Todd

7. Todd
7. Todd

Dies In: Episode 1

Means of Death: Homelander ordered The Deep, Black Noir and A-Train to kill his superfan (as well as two other groupies) — Black Noir delivered the fatal, head-busting hit — then had A-Train stage their bodies at a protest so that Starlight supporters would be blamed for their deaths.

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮🤮

6. Frank

6. Frank
6. Frank

Dies In: Episode 4

Means of Death: Homelander locked the Vought lab employee in the same heat chamber where the supe was experimented upon while growing up, leaving Frank to be burned alive. (Get scoop on the storyline.)

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮🤮🤮

5. Martin

5. Martin
5. Martin

Dies In: Episode 4

Means of Death: During a visit to the Vought lab where he was raised, Homelander set his sadistic sights on Martin, the man who gave him the nickname Squirt after he caught a teenage Homelander masturbating. As punishment, Homelander forced Marty to pleasure himself in front of the other Vought employees before lasering his private parts and eventually stepping on his head to put Marty out of his misery. (Get scoop on the scene.)

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮🤮🤮

4. The Cast of Vought on Ice

4. The Cast of Vought on Ice
4. The Cast of Vought on Ice

Dies In: Episode 3

Means of Death: While trying to weed out a hidden Hughie, Homelander’s laser eyes cut in half the performer playing Maeve in the Vought on Ice musical production’s rehearsal. As the other cast members frantically tried to skate away, throats and fingers were sliced by sharp blades, turning the ice red. Something tells us this show won’t go on. (Get scoop on the musical number.)

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮🤮🤮🤮

3. Ezekiel

3. Ezekiel
3. Ezekiel

Dies In: Episode 4

Means of Death: The above photo may look tame, but that’s because there was barely anything left of the supe to screenshot after Butcher somehow tore him apart to shreds, body parts strewn all over the place.

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮🤮🤮🤮

2. The Vought Lab Employees

2. The Vought Lab Employees
2. The Vought Lab Employees

Die In: Episode 4

Means of Death: Frank and Martin weren’t the only ones at the Vought lab who met their demise. Homelander also did a number on the rest of the employees, leaving their torn-apart bodies behind in a blood-splattered room. (Get scoop on the storyline.)

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮🤮🤮🤮

1. Webweaver

1. Webweaver
1. Webweaver

Dies In: Episode 7

Means of Death: Firecracker’s horrified gasp when Homelander, literally, tore Webweaver in half was right-on. Sure, the supe had betrayed The Seven’s leader by spilling secrets to Butcher & Co., but the punishment was one of The Boys’ nastiest yet.

Gore Factor (from 1 to 5): 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

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