*Warning - contains spoilers for The Boys season 4 episodes 1-3.*

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The Boys season 4 is upon us, launching many familiar faces back onto our screens as well as several new stars.

One new character in season 4 is Firecracker, an unhinged conspiracy theorist, who joins the cast as a new member of The Seven alongside Sister Sage.

The duo join Homelander, A-Train, The Deep and Black Noir, as they look to use Victoria Neuman's position as Vice President Elect to reshape America in their own image.

Wondering who exactly Firecracker is, what her powers are and whether she's a character from the comics?

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Read on for everything you need to know about one of the new members of The Seven in The Boys season 4, Firecracker.

Who is Firecracker in The Boys season 4?

Susan Heyward as Sister Sage and Valorie Curry as Firecracker in The Boys, in their supersuits talking to each other
Susan Heyward as Sister Sage and Valorie Curry as Firecracker in The Boys. Jasper Savage/Prime Video

Firecracker is a right wing, American YouTuber, author and political activist, who is said to be a leading figure in the 'Alt-supe movement'. She propagates a number of increasingly outlandish conspiracy theories, many of which are related to Starlight, who she has a particular hatred for.

She has a strong Southern accent, a love of guns and a limited power set, simply being able to produce sparks from her finger tips.

She is brought in as a new member of The Seven by Homelander and Sister Sage, with the latter believing her to be a key asset in her strategy of taking over America and re-shaping it in their own image.

Who plays Firecracker in The Boys season 4?

Valorie Curry in The Lost Symbol, holding a phone and looking at the camera
Valorie Curry in The Lost Symbol. CBS Studios Inc., Imagine Tiger Television, LLC and Universal Television LLC

Valorie Curry plays Firecracker in The Boys season 4.

The actor has previously starred in Veronica Mars, The Following, House of Lies, The Tick and The Lost Symbol.

She has also had roles in films including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Blair Witch, American Pastoral and Inherit the Viper.

Speaking to Den of Geek about the process of playing Firecracker, she said: "When I was building the character, I leaned more into her hurt and her past her backstory."

She continued: "It would be so easy for her to just disappear into parody. It was important to ground her so that the commentary and satire could still rise in contrast."

Is Firecracker a character in The Boys comics?

Like the other new member of The Seven this season, Sister Sage, Firecracker is not a character from The Boys comics, and instead has been created newly for the TV series.

Showrunner Eric Kripke told Entertainment Weekly that the character has been influenced by Alt-right figures in the US, with the writer referencing governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem.

He said: "It turns out, there's always crazier. Firecracker represents both members of the conspiracy-minded movements and the super extreme right-wing news media.

"That character has some surprising backstory that connects her to some of the characters in our world that it was just interesting to bring in one of those pistol-packing 'I shot my puppies' type of characters."

The Boys season 4 arrived on Prime Video on Thursday 13th June. The Boys seasons 1-3 are available to watch now try Amazon Prime Video for free for 30 days. Plus, read our guides to the best Amazon Prime series and the best movies on Amazon Prime.

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