With ABC and Marvel Comics working on a new TV version of "The Incredible Hulk," fans of Greenie are sure to be thinking about the supervillains getting prepped for scripts. Hopefully, the Hulk's adversaries will be pulled from the pages of the comics and not simply from the minds of the creators. While Hulk faced hundreds of characters over the years, these are the ones who might make for the best battles on TV.
General "Thunderbolt" Ross/Rulk
In the earlier stories revolving around the Hulk, General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross was the constant thorn in a green side. He led a military group dedicated to subduing or destroying the Hulk. Dr. Bruce Banner was in love with, and eventually married, Gen. Ross' daughter, Betty. In recent years, Thunderbolt became the Red Hulk, aka Rulk, and has had many massive battles with the Hulk. The show could start off with Thunderbolt chasing Hulk and eventually turning into the Big Red Wrecking Machine.
Samuel Sterns became The Leader after being bombarded with the same type of gamma radiation that created the Hulk. Instead of becoming physically powerful, The Leader became immensely smart. The two have had many run-ins over the years with Hulk always coming out on top. The Leader can usually compute every single scenario but can rarely plan for the Hulk's mindless raging attacks. The character could lead to many tense situations on the show.
Emil Blonsky was a Russian agent who exposed himself to a greater amount of gamma radiation than created the Hulk. In the earlier comics, he was larger and stronger than Greenie. It was later on revealed that the Hulk was stronger when he raged. A character who could go toe-to-toe with the main character of the show could be entertaining and for everyone.
The Mobile Organism Designed Only for Computing (MODOC) was created by mixing George Tarleton with a computer setup by Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM). Their creation turned on them and took over AIM after renaming itself as MODOK or Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing. The supercomputer with the goal of creating the most devastating weapons on Earth has become a handful for many of the top Marvel superheroes including the Hulk.
Carl "Crusher" Creel was a criminal who drank a liquid created by Loki, Thor's half-brother, which contained rare Asgardian ingredients. It caused him to be able to absorb the qualities of anything he touched. He could make himself as hard as steel or as light as a feather. While Absorbing Man traditionally took on Thor, he had many famous fights with the Hulk, as well.
Hopefully all of these characters, and more, will see the light of day on the new "The Incredible Hulk" show. They are all pulled from the comics and are all among the top supervillains offered by Marvel Comics. They would help keep the show in the continuity of the Marvel Universe and would give fans creative characters to face off with the Hulk.
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