She-Hulk Attorney at law is ruling the internet thanks to the marketing strategy of Marvel Studios. While it’s definitely not the best work from Marvel Studios, it does give you some highlights.
I particularly like the way that Marvel is going with the World War Hulk storyline, although they may do it after 2025. In this post, I’ll discuss 4 key highlights about this show.
1- She-Hulk vs Hulk
In the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, we get to a light battle between the gamma radiated beings.
Bruce Banner is training her cousin Jennifer Walters who recently turned green. Banner is doing this so that Walters doesn’t cause collateral damage in critical situations. Jennifer Walters doesn’t want to do this at first. But once Banners shows her how to use her powers, she’s clearly nailing at it. She learns quickly and is ready to leave.
That’s when they have the difference of opinion and start fighting. Both of them really are pulling their punches at first, wanting the other person to give up.
But they both have gamma radiation running in their blood and won’t go down without a fight.
Banner clearly has better moves as he’s experienced but her cousin still manages to put him down. Both even let roars referencing that deep down they’re monsters.
Finally, Banner tackles down Walters and both of then roll down and destroy the bar which Stark and Banner built. That’s when both of then realize that fighting with each other is a waste of time and energy.
It’s clear from this fight, that
- She- Hulk maybe the lighter version of Hulk but she’s almost as strong as him
- Being lighter gives her the advantage to go into stealth mode if she decides to follow anyone
- As she’s more flexible, she could develop a fighting style which involves quick punches taking the enemy down by surprise
But still that may not be enough.
2 – She-Hulk in Avengers 5 & 6
Agreed she’s as strong as Hulk but did just being strong and powerful help Hulk? Or the Avengers?
Hulk proved to be an asset against the Chitauri and on a couple of more occasions. But he still lost against The Mad Titan. His defeat left him scarred for life and that was the last we ever saw of him.
She-Hulk will definitely be there in Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars but she’ll have to do more than just being strong. It’s Kang who she will be up against.
But does it really matter if She-Hulk shows up in the future?
Probably not. Marvel just released a list of prominent characters for Phase 5 and Jennifer Walters or her green counterpart aren’t included in it.
So, just as Hulk wasn’t the central character in The Infinity Saga, Marvel will do the same for She-Hulk in The Multiverse Saga.
Because She-Hulk TV series is termed as ‘Legal Comedy’, I highly doubt it will focus on the action part. Even if it does, God bless our eyes for watching the number of edits and terrible VFX this show will have.
If Marvel can nerf up Hulk, imagine what will they do to another green character who’s already set in a lighter tone. This is the biggest downside of Marvel introducing characters for TV shows.
3 – What makes She-Hulk different than Hulk?
Until Avengers: Endgame, you get to see Hulk as an entirely different personality than Bruce Banner.
It’s only in the 4th installment of Avengers that you get to see a geeky, nerfed and controlled Hulk which Marvel terms as ‘Smart Hulk’. This Hulk is fusion of the strength of Hulk and the control of Bruce Banner. The first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law fills in on the missing details about this.
This also means that Hulk is still hiding somewhere inside Bruce Banner and it’s only a matter of time before we get to see him.
But that’s the major thing that separates She-Hulk from The Hulk.
According to the studies done by Bruce Banner on Jennifer Walters’ blood, the gamma reacts differently with her blood. Because of that, there isn’t a split personality of She-Hulk in Jennifer Walters.
That’s the reason Jennifer Walters can control her powers better than Banner. She can switch between her human and green form quickly.
Here are 3 reasons for this which are not mentioned in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law:
- Bruce obviously got the full blast of gamma radiation, whereas Jen just got a bit of it from Bruce’s blood. Hence, the lesser amount of gamma radiation may be the reason for the absence of a separate personality.
- Banner already had super soldier serum running inside him. When he was exposed to gamma radiation, that’s when Hulk came into existence. Walters didn’t have any serum running through her blood.
- Bruce Banner had a traumatic childhood. Hence, he already had rage and anger inside him. So, just as Abraham Erskine said “The serum amplifies everything. Good becomes great and bad becomes worse.” Jennifer Walters on the other hand had a normal childhood.
All of this just gives She-Hulk an upper hand over The Hulk. Bruce Banner had to work hard on controlling Hulk whereas her cousin might not have that problem.
4 – She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – Why She-Hulk’s clothes don’t get torn?
One of the most obvious question that some of the viewers might have a about She-Hulk or Jennifer Walters is that why her clothes don’t get torn. When Bruce Banner turned into Hulk in the beginning, his clothes got torn.
Why is Jennifer Walters an exception?
That’s because her best friend is SPANDEX. You can re-watch the first episode where Bruce Banner/Smart Hulk advises Jennifer Walters about this. Also, you can see Walters buying Spandex as the credits roll after the first episode.
Hence, it’s possible that every piece of clothing she wears has some amount of Spandex especially her attorney suit. That’s the reason why her clothes never get torn fully.
Other than this, the obvious reason is this show is on Disney+ so both Marvel and Disney would never even worry about tearing her clothes off. That’s one thing they would never do.