Why Alex is the most Precious Character
Out of all The Boys™️, we’ve only seen snippets of Luke and Reggie’s families. With Luke, we see his parents celebrating his birthday, and we meet them in Unsaid Emily. They clearly love their son so much, miss him dearly, and regret the time they spent with him arguing over something silly and small. With Reggie, even though we know that they were “one fight away from a divorce”, they clearly loved Reggie/Reggie clearly loved them, because he decides to go and visit them, only to find that his former house has been turned into a bike shack, and is visibly sad about it. But Alex? Alex didn’t get any of that.
Alex didn’t say much about his family at all, only sighed in agreement when Luke told him that “they were never okay again after [he] told them [he was] gay”. Alex doesn’t go and find his former house, he doesn’t go and check up on them, he doesn’t even mention anything about them. And that’s heartbreaking. It must’ve been so hard for him to grow up thinking that something was wrong with him, or that his parents didn’t love him because of his homosexuality, rejected to the point where he doesn’t even talk about them anymore.
His family are the himbo bois that he met and made a band with. And then, when they come back as Musician Spirits™️, they learn that Bobby stole their songs and made a huge profit and fortune out of their deaths. Someone who he would’ve considered his family, his chosen family, did something like that to him once he’d died. The disrespect. The heartbreak. After everything he would’ve went through with his biological family, someone who he considered special and important to his life did something that despicable.
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