Summary. Billy Butcher was the husband of Rebecca Butcher, a Vought International employee who disappeared after being violated by the Homelander.Following this, he accepts an invitation by CIA officer Grace Mallory to join The Boys, a team she had founded aiming to expose the crimes of other corrupt superheroes like Homelander, but the team is disbanded after a failed mission ends with a hero. A native Englishman and the leader of the current incarnation of the Boys, William J. "Billy" Butcher, also known as "Billy the Butcher", is the second most prominent character in the series, aside from Wee Hughie. He was the first member of the team recruited by team founder, Greg Mallory, and served as the original group's second-in-command.