Possibly they were afraid that, if poison worked, they'd have an invisible body with impenetrable skin hiding a still-active tracking chip
Or maybe that was just next on their list
As for being certain his remains would be found, they didn't know how long it would take, just that it would happen eventually. So yeah, Homelander could, eventually, x-ray vision every inch of the city or state.
But remember, Butcher actually wanted the remains found, so the Seven would receive his message
What I didn't understand is why the explosion blew him apart. I thought it would blow up his innards, and a lot of them would likely come shooting out of his butthole, but his body would remain perfectly intact.
That would have been hilarious and made more sense. Geysers of blood and guts from his mouth and butt.
Explain that to Drax (if you've seen "Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2")
but yeah, skin that's impenetrable from outside should be impenetrable from the inside too
I am assuming he has to actively make his skin hard, just like how he becomes invisible. So if he is dead he is also no longer able to keep his skin hard. However under this logic he would also stop being invisible, unless that is the default state.
I don't think he had to make his skin hard, if that was the case then after the electric shock that knocked him out they could have easily just stabbed him or shot him and killed him like he was a normal person. I think his skin was supposed to be super hard all the time and the only thing his consciousness affected was whether he was visible or not.
You are right, I think it was just a result of showrunners not actually thinking things through all the way. First thought it might have been because they just wanted to have the exploding guts every scene but when you think about it the real result should have been explosive diarrhea and stuff shooting from every opening would have also given them a gore scene.... So tend to think it was just poor writing.
"Possibly they were afraid that, if poison worked, they'd have an invisible body with impenetrable skin hiding a still-active tracking chip"
They tried shooting him and using a drill on him when he was invisible so they obviously weren't concerned about him being invisible.
"As for being certain his remains would be found, they didn't know how long it would take, just that it would happen eventually. So yeah, Homelander could, eventually, x-ray vision every inch of the city or state."
C'mon how can one person search every inch of an entire city or state looking through land, water, and infrastructure? You know how long that would take? Not to mention that Homelander doesn't even know what happened to Translucent. Why would he assume he was blown up into bits and then those bits buried and then spend the next 5 years flying around x-raying anything and everything for human remains? It's beyond ludicrous. Plus this is Homelander we're talking about. He couldn't be bothered to do something like that.