The Boys: Is Homelander faster than A-Train?

Christopher Baggett
Homelander and A-Train from The Boys

A-Train has proven to be a lightning-fast speedster on The Boys, but is he faster than the terrifying Homelander?

The Boys Season 4 has had something of a redemption arc for A-Train. After nearly being forced out of The Seven because a heart condition was limiting his ability to run, he’s seemingly faster than ever thanks to a new heart.

But that speed isn’t necessarily unique. We’ve seen Homelander be, potentially, just as fast. It’s an old problem that comics have dealt with for years: What’s the point of a character like The Flash if Superman is just as fast, after all?

Fans on The Boys’ subreddit are having that debate now, asking if Homelander or A-Train is faster.

Fans are divided, too. One fan points to Homelander’s stamina, allowing him to outlast A-Train, saying, “A-Train can’t run forever. He also probably can’t actually harm Homelander.”

Another fan backed up this theory, saying “A-Train will tire out. Homelander’s endurance is probably much MUCH higher.”

Another pointed out that speed doesn’t matter much in a fight between them, saying, “Even if he couldn’t catch him, Homelander would probably lure him out by threatening to kill his family.”

Who is faster: A-Train or Homelander?

Based on what we’ve seen in The Boys, A-Train is definitely faster than Homelander. While Homelander is ruthless enough to cause problems for A-Train, that doesn’t account for raw speed. Homelander has an edge in a fight thanks to his other powers, but we’ve not really seen him move faster than A-Train.

“We saw EXACTLY how fast HLs speed was in one of the canon animated shorts where, while he was fast as f***, normal humans were still able to at least track him,” one fan points out. “A-Train tossed Homelanders apartment in the span of 1 second to figure out what Ashley did. He’s on a diff level.”

It may not be enough to matter in an actual fight, but regarding raw speed, it seems A-Train is faster than Homelander, and that’s the only metric that counts for this discussion.

If you’re looking for more The Boys, check out our list of the most shocking moments in The Boys Season 4 so far, and make sure you know all the new supes joining The Boys. You can also keep up with the Season 4 release schedule and find other new TV shows to stream this month.

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