Within the Season 2 finale, “What I Know,” Butcher and his group enact a plan to distract Homelander (Antony Starr) and Stormfront (Aya Money) lengthy sufficient to rescue Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) from Homelander’s cabin. Stormfront is drawn away by the leaking of her Nazi previous, whereas a easy however ingenious tower of wi-fi audio system blasting a loud noise compels Homelander to fly towards them. It is price noting that the grownup Supe appears to be solely quickly caught off guard by the assault, whereas Ryan seems to be in real ache, with Becca needing to provide him noise-canceling headphones so as to block it out.
On the time, viewers could have assumed that Ryan and Homelander (to a lesser extent) are uniquely weak to sound resulting from their superhuman listening to. Nevertheless, it could now be affordable to conclude that Ryan is weak resulting from being a particularly younger Supe, whereas Homelander has grown out of this weak spot virtually fully, thus explaining why sonic assaults can subdue Ryan and the younger Supes on “Gen V” whereas additionally being irrelevant to taking up older Supes.