The Boys has been drawing our attention for four years now. Mainly, with its unforgettable characters — from menacing to hilarious. The Deep is on the list of the hilarious ones.
A Reddit user shared an intriguing theory that suggests that The Deep’s communication with sea creatures might be a result of an undiagnosed mental disorder rather than a genuine superpower.
The Deep’s power to communicate with sea creatures stands out as one of the more peculiar abilities, even within this fictional universe.
However, when we examine the theory that his interactions might be a product of his own imagination, a different perspective emerges.
One of the primary arguments supporting the theory is that the intelligence of marine life, while impressive in some cases, does not reach the level of complexity necessary for true conversation or deep emotional connections.
Dolphins and octopuses, often cited as intelligent marine creatures, possess remarkable cognitive abilities but lack the linguistic and conceptual framework required for elaborate communication.
As we’ve seen before, The Deep talked to his own gills, so it’s possible that his communication with sea creatures is a product of his imagination or a conversation with himself.
Considering the theory, it is worth exploring the possibility that The Deep might be suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder.
Various mental health conditions can manifest in unique ways, potentially distorting an individual’s perception of reality.
While The Deep indeed can command or control aquatic creatures, it is plausible that The Deep’s belief in his ability to speak with sea life could be a symptom of a disorder, creating a vivid and immersive experience that feels real to him.
If we accept the theory that The Deep’s ability is a product of mental projection rather than authentic communication, it raises intriguing questions about the character’s mental well-being.
However, many people think that it’s not the case. First, we can’t fairly evaluate a dolphin’s intelligence, as we look at it from the human perspective.
Fans also think that The Deep is a type of character who is supposed to be a comic relief (not when he raped Starlight, though) and we shouldn’t overanalyze.