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(2019– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • As the show progresses, the sexual content becomes increasingly graphic and so does the nudity.
  • Multiple scenes of a male who lusts over a female because she produces breast milk.
  • There is some type of sexual content in every episode. This ranges from sexual dialogue to sex scenes to an episode that fully shows porn.
  • The show features numerous scenes of graphic sexual content. This includes 2 scenes of porn, multiple sex scenes, a few instances of graphic male and female nudity.
  • Stormfront and Homelander have 2 graphic sex scenes. One of them shows multiple shots of them in different positions while fighting. He then lasers her breasts and she enjoys it. Another scene shows Stormfront masturbating Homelander and then they start to have sex.
  • A girl with a sexual outfit gets Cunnilingus performed on her by sitting on a mans face. She starts thrusting on it and when she climaxes she gets agitated and knives come out of her skin slicing a mans face open. She realizes this later but his brains are already all over the floor. Very graphic.
  • Two men attempt to rape a woman but are stopped
  • Early on in one season, a 'supe' orgy shows people with superheroes having sex graphically. This is shown for a few minutes as people have a conversation in the building.
  • Starlight gets a costume that is much more sexual than she would like. She is forced to wear it.
  • S2: a tv shows a naked woman with her bare buttocks close up
  • A supe can make himself look like other people so he turns into a hot girl and has sex with a senator. He blindfolds him and starts thrusting with nudity clearly in view. Before they climax, he turns himself back into a fat man so they start to have sex while the supe takes video. This video is seen later with the same nudity in view.
  • A woman goes into a room and gets sexually assaulted by a superhero.
  • Multiple sex jokes/references.
  • A couple instances of rape. Nothing graphic ever shown during these scenes however.
  • At a party a man has sex with a doll as everyone else watches.
  • The deep has sex with a woman and he gets turned on when he sees an octopus behind the woman.
  • S3: Frequent
  • The deep gets a blowjob from an octopus
  • Male genitalia graphically shown. No female genitalia.
  • Episode 6 of season 3 features the most sex and nudity in the show so far, with MANY Supes shown either partially and fully naked and engaging in a massive orgy, with just about every sexual act one could probably think of being depicted in extremely graphic detail.
  • The Deep has some sort of body dysmorphia. He has gills that he is very ashamed of, and Homelander tries to make him feel insecure about it. In one scene, Deep starts to have sex with a woman. She puts her fingers in his gills, he asks her to stop but she doesn't. He's clearly in pain and very uncomfortable during this assault.
  • Season 3 includes a orgy sequence through almost an entire episode. Although it's explicit, it's purely comical and comedic.
  • In one season, someone is watching porn. Nothing is shown, but it's implied and you hear some moaning.

Violence & Gore

  • In a very sexually disturbing/graphically violent scene, a woman accidentally kills a man by crushing his head whilst sitting on his face, caving it in. Tons of blood and gore are seen splattering on the floor, and we see the extremely graphic remains of his split-open head in multiple shots after, with brains poured all over the place and masses of blood surrounding them. This is extremely bloody and gory.
  • A baby has laser eyes and is used to take out three men. The baby cuts them in half and we see large amounts of blood, gore and viscera spraying everywhere. Very bloody and gory.
  • A woman is murdered in a alleyway. She gets stabbed and her blood wound is shown as she's lying on the floor dying. Not much blood is shown in the fight.
  • Translucent and Billy Butcher have a fight. You can see the blood on Translucent floating. Then Hughie electrocutes his butt and he is unconscious.
  • Starlight fights a few men in an alleyway who are about to assault a woman. Quite intense.
  • The Female breaks Mesmer's limb.
  • A woman attacks and kills a group of men in various ways, each of them very graphic and bloody, including her ripping a man's face off cleanly.
  • A-Train gets hit in the leg and blood is shown all around his leg.
  • One supe blows up in a building and kills many people.
  • Homelander kills a bunch of people in a building. Very graphic and a bit disturbing.
  • The Female gets attacked by a man in a building she escapes and nails are shown with blood on them.
  • Starlight saves hughie and punches a few people in the building.
  • The female gets beaten by A-train in a fight. He hits her face against a wall.
  • The character A-Train runs straight through another character, causing her to pretty much explode. Lots of blood and gore are shown flying through the air in slow motion, with some blood splattering onto the character Hughie's face. After it happens, Hughie is left holding two hands that were separated from the body at impact.
  • The violence is EXTREMELY graphic, gory and inordinate, though it's done in a more comedic fashion rather than dramatic fashion. However, when it is not, it can be extremely disturbing and unsettling.
  • Billy Butcher is shown being caught in an explosion. However it's revealed he was saved and he's shown laying on the ground unharmed. It's not revealed until much later how he survived but ends up unharmed in both scenarios.
  • Season 2. A mans bloody arm is shown. A man lets another man slice his arm off. A mans head is slammed and blood spurts. A woman's head comically and briefly explodes.
  • In Season 2, a lot of people's heads explode throughout with extremely bloody results.
  • In one episode of season 1, a dolphin being rescued by The Deep from captivity gets launched from his car and into the street. It's all shown in slow-motion, and eventually, the dolphin is ran over by a truck, and we see a huge amount of blood splattering all over the road from the distance. This scene is pretty bloody, but is rather over-the-top, looks kinda fake and mostly played for laughs.
  • Unexpected and bloody scenes can occur while having a walk or just doing your daily routine
  • There is a scene where Homelander slams a man's head on the wall. Very brutal and graphic.
  • In season 2 we see them ram a boat into a whale which kills it and we see them inside the whale covered In blood and guts.
  • In the beginning of Season 3, a man who can shrink accidentally sneezes while he was inside his partners penis, and kills him with a lot of gore. See also: Sex & Nudity.
  • Season 3 has much more violence and gore compared to the previous two seasons.
  • Each season is more violent than the previous one.
  • This series have very brutal scenes.


  • Constant pervasive strong profanity throughout every single episode. "Fuck" "cunt", "shit", "asshole", "twat", "bitch", "dick" etc. are all said repeatedly.
  • Racial slurs/jokes are used.
  • 1 use of the n-word in Season 1
  • "Cunt" is mainly said by Butcher throughout almost every episode.
  • In total there are 71 uses of 'c*nt' throughout the show so far.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some drug use but not too much.
  • A character injects herself with a drug as if it were heroin
  • Frenchie offers Hughie a candy flip, a combination of LSD and MDMA. Hughie declines so Frenchie takes it and then rolls and smokes a joint.
  • Frenchie takes a hit of Acid before making his special carbon tipped bullet to kill Translucent.
  • Most drug use in this series is either implied drug use or usuage of a fictional drug.
  • The drug use is fairly frequent but never really condoned or glorified.
  • In Season 3, there are some party-scenes, where cocaine is consumed.
  • Season 3 contains way more drug use.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The violence is VERY graphic and bloody and is shown in all detail, but at the same time it's very stylized and a bit over the top, therefore not making it as intense.
  • There's a scene where Homelander and Maeve attempt to rescue a plane that was hijacked. Some mistakes are made and the events that follow are quite upsetting to watch.
  • The character Homelander is an extremely frightening and disturbing presence, being a narcissistic and sadistic psychopath who pleasures himself in hurting others. As such, any scene with him can be very intense.
  • There's some graphically violent scenes than can be disturbing to watch.
  • Stormfront's backstory may upset/frighten viewers.
  • The character Hughie is shown suffering from severe PTSD, which has been triggered by the violent and gruesome death of his girlfriend. The depiction is quite raw and realistic, and maybe disturbing for some.
  • The whole show is incredibly violent and explicit.
  • Lots of gore and intense moments throughout most episodes.
  • Despite its darkly comedic nature, the show is very emotional and sad at times.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • A super hero shrinks and walks into another man's penis looking for his prostate. The tiny superhero accidentally unshrinks and kills his lover by exploding him from the inside
  • Maeve and Butcher have sex. There is no nudity, but there is a lot of thrusting and moaning.

Violence & Gore

  • In the first episode, Homelander cuts the plane that was carrying the mayor in half. No blood is shown but it is later stated that everybody on board died
  • Translucent has a bomb stuck up his rectum. Then it gets detonated and he explodes into a gory mess, and blood and guts splatter everywhere and cover all over the walls. This is extremely bloody and graphic, but is fairly comical and over-the-top at the same time.
  • Starlight and A-Train have a fight. Until A-Train has a heart attack.
  • Madelyn has her eyes burnt by homelander. Her burnt eyes are seen afterwards. Very graphic and disturbing.
  • The opening three minutes of Season 2 show Black Noir brutally killing terrorists (interspliced with some scenes at the Vought HQ). The most graphic when black noir rips a guys face in half via the mouth (reminisant of a similar kill in the horror comedy, Hatchet).
  • MM is stabbed in the chest, no blood can be seen and he ends up being fine.
  • Hughie is inside of a van when it violently flips. As he's pulled out a piece of metal appears to have impaled him. Not overly bloody but intense. He ends up surviving however.
  • Homelander pushes a mans head against a wall by his face. He then starts to push until his head explodes into a bloody, gory mess, and the aftermath is shown.
  • During a hearing, many people have their heads exploded with blood and matter going everywhere. The camera sometimes lingers on the bloody neck stumps.
  • The Pastor's head explodes abruptly and it's very detailed. The headless body can be seen for long seconds with blood spattering everywhere. Graphic and gory.
  • Butcher smashes Mesmer's face on a sink. Blood detail is heavy and one of his eyes pops out. Very violent and hard to watch.
  • The female tears a man's face off
  • Homelander destroys a blind superhero's ear drums and he falls to the ground while screaming in pain and blood pours out of his ears. Very disturbing and sudden.
  • The Females brother Kenji, who is telekinetic, has his hands violently snapped off by Stormfront, with blood pouring out. He proceeds to scream in pain as she taunts him before she snaps his neck, killing him. Very brutal, disturbing and emotional.
  • Blasting heads , Man killed by HCl from his stomach , dolphin crushed by a truck , severed limbs and many more.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The plot also contains a fictional drug called Compound V that give heroes or people superpowers. This drug had been used on babies, to get powers. A-Train also takes Compound V as an enhancement drug.
  • Popclaw is injected with 4 heroin needles by A-train and dies from being over drugged
  • The deep takes mushrooms in season 2
  • Two men snort cocaine in the beginning of season 3. We see them snorting it graphically, and later more cocaine is snorted leading to an overdose.

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