Alias Thugboy
Nicknames T-Boy, The P-Whipped Princeling
Gender Male
Status Alive
Affiliation San Antonio Capekillers
Witless Minions
First Appearance It's Like This
Known Relatives Mother (deceased)
Sister (deceased)

Thugboy is a former member of the Witless Minions and Empowered's boyfriend.

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

While an ordinary human, Thugboy has extensive expertise in wielding firearms, explosives, and improvised weapons.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Thugboy harbors a deep hatred for capes, both heroes and villains.

After the death of his fellow Witless Minion at the hands of Willy Pete, Thugboy entered a long period of depression, not caring whether he lived or died as he believed it was only a matter of time until Willy Pete caught up with him and killed him. Falling in love with Empowered gave him reason to live again, but he continues to have nightmares about Willy Pete.

Relationships[edit | edit source]


Thugboy fell in love with Empowered at first sight; it was meeting her that snapped him out of his depression following the murder of the Witless Minions by Willy Pete. However, while he is wholly supportive of Emp through the many setbacks she suffers, he remains afraid of opening up to her about his past as a capekiller in San Antonio, as he believes she would not be able to love him if she knew about some of things he did.


Ninjette harbors a secret attraction towards Thugboy. Thugboy, though genuinely in love with Empowered and very committed to her and their relationship, he's been shown to have some attraction to Ninjette, but hasn't acted on it (not yet at least). Emp remains oblivious to the chemistry between them.


Frank is a thug who occasionally works with Thugboy. When Thugboy begins betraying his employers to help Empowered, Frank attempts to kill him as a traitor. However, once Thugboy retires, Frank forgives him, as it was "just business". They continue to meet as friends.

Story[edit | edit source]

Thugboy first appears in It's Like This, as one of a group of hired thugs holding Ocelotina hostage.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Sorry, but I'm not gonna let anyone talk trash about my favorite superhero. Not even my favorite superhero herself.
--Thugboy, Essential
"Fucking capes."
--Thugboy, Of Fantasy Points and Aftermathiness
"Like the Holy Avenger used to say: even gods can die, motherfucker."
--Thugboy, Of Blue Steel and Bad Ideas
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