Looper fans agree that Starlight is the most sympathetic member of The Seven. In Looper’s survey, nearly 30% of Looper readers chose Starlight, and it’s a clear choice for watchers of the show. None of the other options came near Starlight’s numbers, with A-Train coming in as the closest second with 17%, followed by Queen Maeve, Homelander, The Deep, and Black Noir.
It’s no surprise that Starlight took first place in the survey. The character is very much the most human among The Seven members, and the show focuses on her struggles to remain sane in Vought’s insane world. Fans and Starlight actress Erin Moriarity herself have stated their hopes for the character’s future, including a life without Vought breathing down her neck.
While Looper readers feel sympathetic with Moriarty’s Starlight, the actress has come under scrutiny from more toxic fans of “The Boys.” Even though the entire show makes fun of internet trolls and toxic masculinity, it hasn’t stopped some fans from attacking Moriarty for her character. The actress recently posted on herdescribing her situation. She wrote that misogynistic fans of “The Boys” have made her feel silenced, dehumanized, and paralyzed, much like her character feels in the show. It’s disappointing, to say the least, that Moriarty has to put up with this kind of harassment.
Thankfully, she doesn’t let the intense negative comments get to her. “This has only strengthened my empathy muscle and to anyone who comes at me: I see you, I don’t hate you, I only empathize and forgive,” Moriarty said in her post.