Some fans have taken to Twitter to discuss a specific moment from The Boys and it seems like many fans think a specific death is the saddest in the TV series and it features anthropomorphic animated animals. The conversation started @patogarcia_mx, who posted a picture of Homelander (Antony Starr) hugging Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) and said the moment was the saddest in television history. In this scene, Homelander kills Black Noir in the final episode of Season 3, which immediately causes his hallucinated companions to appear and utter words of reassurance and compassion in his final moments.
Others also felt their hearts tugging @SkullAberration admit that they fell to their knees. Another Twitter user said, “When all his little homies said goodbye to him, I was weak as hell.” So it seems that fans of “The Boys” felt that the combination of Black Noir’s brain-damaged innocence and his animated friends was too much to handle. The show establishes that Black Noir wasn’t always like this, and a flashback shows how it came to be.
Suffering a traumatic brain injury following an explosion, the scarred Black Noir is mute and prone to hallucinations, but remains effective in combat. During Season 3 of The Boys, Black Noir’s motivations are relatively veiled and his thoughts and feelings are often expressed through his imaginary friends. Needless to say, a death accompanied by comic book creatures places Black Noir’s death at the top of the list of sadder moments in The Boys.