*Warning - Contains minor spoilers for the first three episodes of The Boys season 4*

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The Boys cast has grown considerably in the past few seasons, and it’s now expanded once again in season 4.

The new instalment brings back the show’s popular characters as well as introducing fans to a handful of new faces.

And one new character this season is Sister Sage, who's joined the cast of the show as a new member of The Seven alongside Firecracker.

The duo could not be more different, with Firecracker being a shock-jock and conspiracy theorist, while Sage is more subtle in her approaches, and has a unique power which even Homelander is impressed by.

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So, just who is Sage, is she a character from The Boys comics and who plays her in the show?

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

Who is Sister Sage 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

Sister Sage is a new supe who is first introduced in the series when Homelander is hunting for a new member of The Seven. While Ashley is at first dismissive, Homelander decides to pay her a visit.

She is the most intelligent sentient being on Earth, with her power being simply her mind. She is a strategic genius, who prefers to be called Sage, but Vought added the 'Sister' to her name.

She tells Homelander that she can help him in his quest to create a legacy for his son and craft the world in his image. He brings her into The Seven to advise him, and she puts in place a strategy for the people to tear themselves apart, at which time he can swoop in and become a saviour – like Caesar.

Who plays Sister Sage in The Boys season 4?

Susan Heyward and Dewshane Williams in Hello Tomorrow!
Susan Heyward and Dewshane Williams in Hello Tomorrow! Apple TV+

Sister Sage is played by Susan Heyward in The Boys season 4.

The actor has previously had roles in series such as Vinyl, Powers, Orange is the New Black, Delilah and Hello Tomorrow!.

In an interview with Black Girl Nerds, actor Heyward previously admitted that she initially wished her superpowers were flashier.

“People have super strength... Homelander can see through walls,” she said, before noting: “there is a certain power in stillness.”

Is Sister Sage in The Boys comics?

Susan Heyward as Sister Sage, Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett and Chace Crawford as The Deep in The Boys
Susan Heyward as Sister Sage, Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett and Chace Crawford as The Deep in The Boys. Jasper Savage/Prime Video

Unlike many of the other characters in The Boys, Sister Sage was not in the original comics, and instead has been newly created for the TV series.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Eric Kripke explained why he wanted to bring a character with Sage's abilities in to the mix, saying: "It's such a funny power. A lot of superhero worlds have that character. Whereas most of them are usually really reedy white dudes, we wanted a Black woman who was raised in a low socioeconomic area, so no one f***ing listens to her.

"It's both commentary and satirical that you have literally the smartest person in the world that could cure all of society's ills, but she just can't get anyone to listen to her. So then she becomes a bitter misanthrope."

He continued: "We've always said one of Homelander's biggest problems is he's surrounded by idiots. Therefore, if you could actually bring in someone who's a tactical genius, that would make Homelander much more dangerous."

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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