Black Noir, a member of the renowned superhero team The Seven, is revealed to be an evil clone of the protagonist, Homelander, in the climactic issue of The Boys comic book series. Black Noir was genetically enhanced using Compound V to be a more powerful version of Homelander, and his sole goal was to eliminate his twin if he ever turned bad. Noir began committing evil crimes and falsely accusing Homelander of them, leading the latter to insanity and prompting an attempted coup. Homelander and Black Noir fight to the death in the final showdown, with Noir ultimately coming out on top. Butcher, who had broken into the White House to confront Homelander, was able to kill Noir after a prolonged and violent struggle. When Black Noir realized he wouldn’t be able to kill Homelander, his mental state deteriorated, and he plotted his twin’s destruction. This tragic tale illustrates the perils of humankind’s experimentation with genetic engineering. Both Homelander and Black Noir devolve into chaos and destruction, highlighting the dangers of unfettered power. In the end, it’s a cautionary tale about the significance of maintaining moral boundaries while working with technology and authoritative systems.