Throughout The Boys Season 1, Black Noir remained one of the most mysterious characters on the show. Now that Season 2 has concluded with a shocking and satisfying finale, we can say definitively that Noir remains an enigma. Besides a few tidbits and a small reveal, we learned basically nothing about him throughout the latest eight episodes. Of course, as Nathan Mitchell, the actor behind the black mask, told us recently, that’s entirely by design.
The Boys fans who have read the comics on which the series is based know that Noir has a massive role in the original story. But Amazon’s adaptation has so far played fast and loose with the source material, and certain hints in Season 2–like the partial reveal of Noir’s face during his fight with Starlight and Queen Maeve in Episode 7–seem like pretty definitive proof that Noir’s backstory will be different in the show. But Mitchell wouldn’t help us rule out any possibilities.