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Why did Butcher kill


... Haley Joel Osment? Was about to reveal his wives fate. What did I miss?

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I was so confused by that scene and how it was just glossed over. Up to that point Butcher could be seen as an ani-hero who skirted the lines of villainy but that act alone was just as evil as anything Homelander has ever done, making Butcher not the slightest bit better. And the audience is supposed to root for that POS?

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"... Haley Joel Osment? Was about to reveal his wives fate. What did I miss?"

Osment's character Mesmer can only read minds and memories. He couldn't tell Butcher anything he doesn't already know. Butcher just wanted Mesmer to read his mind so he would know Butcher was about to kill him.

"I was so confused by that scene and how it was just glossed over. Up to that point Butcher could be seen as an ani-hero who skirted the lines of villainy but that act alone was just as evil as anything Homelander has ever done, making Butcher not the slightest bit better. And the audience is supposed to root for that POS?"

It wasn't glossed over. Mesmer betrayed them all to Homelander putting all their lives and their families' lives in danger. Obviously Butcher was gonna kill Mesmer for that. What else would he do?

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"It wasn't glossed over. Mesmer betrayed them all to Homelander putting all their lives and their families' lives in danger. Obviously Butcher was gonna kill Mesmer for that. What else would he do?"

I don't follow your logic. Homelander tracked him down & interrogated him. He had absolutely no choice but to answer his questions honestly or be killed on the spot. What else would Butcher do you ask? What any reasonable non murderous psychopath would do & realize he was put in an impossible situation, facing certain death if he didn't cooperate.

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You should rewatch that scene with Mesmer and Homelander. Mesmer sold them out so he could get back on the Seven. He even photoes of the boys on his phone.

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I don't need to rewatch to conclude that the murder was completely unjustified act of psychotic rage making Butcher no better than Homelander.

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I was ok with it, that little traitorous bitch deserved it.

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Well I'm sure Homelander probably has apologists for his own psychotic & murderous behavior as well

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