The Deep is something I have a love-hate relationship with, as a fan of “The Boys.” While I cannot deny that Chace Crawford’s character work on the show is hilarious, he is one of several supers on the show who use their abilities to establish dominance and superiority over others.
A bumbling clown, he is the perfect comic relief character, one you can’t help but feel sorry for given how reprehensible he is in reality. There is no doubt that he frequently kills the animals that he has sworn to protect, and he does not have the most romantic life, but you cannot deny that he probably deserves what he receives.
“The Boys'” creative team seems to recognize this as well. “The Deep is one of our very favorite characters to write for, and that’s sole because Chace Crawford acts for the character,” showrunner Eric Kripke said in an interview with Men’s Health.
Kripke explained that “The Deep is one of our very favorite characters to write for, and that’s sole because Chace Crawford acts for the character.”. “For some reason, he is such a gifted physical comedian.”. The Deep is compelling to watch because of his physicality, which Kripke attributes to Crawford’s physicality. As Crawford portrays the character, he focuses only on how he feels or thinks, oblivious to the world around him.
The Deep might not realize or care how deadly serious everyone else around him is, despite having a pep in his step in virtually every scene. “American Hero” was an in-universe competition show, for example. Remember his goofy “win?”?. It is this juxtaposition, as well as how The Deep carries himself, that makes him such a funny character – despite what he has done on the show.
The character isn’t likely to receive full redemption, however. Throughout the show’s first season, he continually references his assault on Erin Moriarty; in the third season, he comes across as a coward for continually humiliating Homelander. Moreover, he has a fetish for sea creatures that can’t very well agree with his fantasies, not to mention his fetish for sea monsters.
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