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- NOTE: This article is only for the original comics version of Hughie Campbell. To see the article for the TV show's version of him, go to Hughie Campbell (TV Series).
|“||I'm outta my depth. I'm sorry. There's no way I can do this or anythin' even like it. I can't even begin to imagine the kinda things you'd have to know how to do. I've got to... you know, I've got to try an' get on with everything.||„|
|~ Wee Hughie to Butcher in the comics.|
Hugh "Wee Hughie" Campbell is the main protagonist of the controversial comic book series The Boys, he also appears as a main character in The Boys: Dear Becky.
Hughie is a relatively kind young man albeit very squeamish and is pushed into the realm of vigilantism in vengeance for his late girlfriend Robyn. He is the archenemy of A-Train, the best friend/brother figure to Billy Butcher and the romantic interest for Starlight.
Hughie was a fairly-standard young man in his twenties working a typical job as an electrical appliance salesman in a loving relationship with his girlfriend Robyn. Unfortunately, however, tragedy struck as she was struck down by accident by the speedster member of the superhero group The Seven known as A-Train, much to Hughie's horror.
In the comics, Hughie joins the Boys after his girlfriend, Robin is accidentally killed by A-Train during a superhero brawl. Billy injects Hughie with Compound V during their mission, giving Hughie superhero powers but angering him nonetheless. He received superhuman strength and durability. Unlike the show, Hughie is Scottish instead of American.
Unlike many of his teammates, Hughie had a very low tolerance for violence and was often repulsed at what his friends did to their enemies at times. He did end up loosening up later on however and became more relaxed. Hughie is a fairly incompetent and generally unreliable man as well in spite of being reasonably intelligent he lacks a great deal of common sense and will often not fully think a plan through before engaging in it.
Hughie is also quite weak-willed and dishonest to those close to him at times although this is usually somewhat justified.
Hughie appeared as a fair-skinned gangly man with a strawberry blonde goatee and a close-cropped (later shaved) hairstyle. He traditionally wore a black leather trenchcoat, blue jeans and a grey t-shirt.
- In the comics, Hughie is Scottish.
- In the comics, he was drawn to the likeness of Simon Pegg, who plays Hughie's father in the show. But in The Boys: Diabolical animated series, he was voiced by the same actor.