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- "I've run into bad situations on crap missions before. I've seen good men go down purely because someone didn't let us know what we were walking into. I've moved on to the next one, because that's what we do, right? I mean, that's the job. But this? This is a whole new level of weird. And I don't feel inclined to step away from it."
- ―Emil Blonsky to Thaddeus Ross[src]
Emil Blonsky is a former special-ops commander of the British Royal Marines who was loaned to SOCOM. In his efforts to capture Hulk, U.S. General Thaddeus Ross recruited Blonsky and had him injected with a variant of the Super Soldier Serum. After losing to Hulk during a battle at Culver University, Blonsky had himself transfused with Banner's gamma-irradiated blood, causing him to transform into the Hulk-sized Abomination. He then proceeded to go on a rampage in Harlem until he was defeated by Hulk. While in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Blonsky was considered as a candidate for the Avengers Initiative by the World Security Council, but Tony Stark was sent to prevent his induction. Eventually freed, Blonsky began participating as a tournament fighter at Xu Xialing's Golden Daggers Club in Macau.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Early Life
- 1.2 Chase of the Hulk
- 1.3 Held Captive
- 1.4 Tournament Fighter
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Facilities
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Behind the Scenes
- 10 References
- 11 External Links
Emil Blonsky was born on March 1, 1971 in Russia and raised in England, where he eventually joined the Royal Marines of the British Armed Forces, and was swiftly promoted to the rank of Captain. Despite receiving an incredible track record, Blonsky refused to be promoted to Colonel, claiming that he wanted to be a fighter for as long as he could. Despite reaching the age of thirty nine, Blonsky refused to allow his body to slow down, and continued to be considered one of the most formidable fighters in the Armed Forces.
During a black ops mission in the heart of South America, an American three-man team, led by Blonsky and consisting of Bill Mantlo and Greg Pak, was searching for Espinoza and his terrorist cartel, under explicit orders of ensuring the crime bross was taken alive. While walking through the jungle, they witnessed glimpses of a colossal rampage, including an explosion and a jeep thrown near them. Refusing to lose sight of his mission, Blonsky moved forward to the mansion, thinking that the guards would be distracted. Arriving at the destroyed compound, Blonsky found Espinoza and the criminals all subdued, yet he was unable to find any trace of explosives or shells from the enemy. The only unharmed eyewitness was a traumatized boy named Miguel who, despite not being a fluent English speaker, told Blonsky that "an American" had helped him find the base after he got lost, but was assaulted by the terrorist leader. Following that, the boy claimed that the American turned into a monster, confusing Blonsky. Ross was bewildered by the events, marking that the manhunt wasn't over.
Recruited by Thaddeus Ross
- "Is he a fighter?"
"Your target is a fugitive from the US Government who stole military secrets. He is implicated in the deaths of two scientists, a military officer, an Idaho state trooper and possibly two Canadian hunters. So don't wait to see if he's a fighter."
- ―Emil Blonsky and Thaddeus Ross[src]
When General Thaddeus Ross discovered the fugitive Bruce Banner's location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he ordered General Joe Greller to put together a combat team to capture him. Due to the dangerous nature of confronting Banner, they brought in Blonsky for his track record as a veteran soldier to be the field leader for the operation.
However, because they intended to take Banner out quickly and silently, General Ross decided not to brief Blonsky on Banner's condition as Hulk. Blonsky and his team of highly trained soldiers attempted to catch Banner off-guard.
However, Bruce Banner was alerted to their presence and was able to evade Blonsky's soldiers, but was spotted by Blonsky as he tried to flee. Blonsky subsequently chased Banner through the streets, forcing Banner to take refuge in the bottling plant where he had been working. Thinking he had cornered Banner, Blonsky and his soldiers entered the factory but instead were faced with the transformed Hulk.
Hulk tore through the dark factory, throwing some street thugs across the room and taking out Blonsky's men from the shadows whose guns were useless against Hulk's near unbreakable skin. Despite getting to high ground and attempting to stop the monster single-handedly by firing at him with his assault rifle, Blonsky was only able to get a glimpse of Hulk and quickly realized he was no match for such a powerful beast. Hulk then attempted to kill Blonsky by picking up a forklift truck and throwing it at him before escaping while Blonsky looked on in horror.
Aftermath of the Ambush
In the aftermath of the battle, Blonsky reported back to General Thaddeus Ross, furious that he had not been giving all the information about Hulk, and explained that Bruce Banner evaded them in Brazil due to the appearance of the large green monster, which he believed had been helping Banner all along. Ross explained that the monster was Banner, although he refused to give any more details at this time, ordering Blonsky and his surviving men to pack up and return to the United States of America, as Banner would be long gone by this point.
Becoming a Super-Soldier
Blonsky later met with General Thaddeus Ross where Ross then explained that Hulk was created accidentally during an experiment in radiation-resistance that was inspired by World War II era military bio-force enhancement research or "Super-Soldiers", as Blonsky put it. They went on to discuss how Blonsky's age was starting to slow him down in the field, and he had no desire to move up in the ranks; Ross suggested that he knew a way to help make him stronger. Seeking revenge and enticed by witnessing Hulk's power, Blonsky volunteered as an experimental test subject in order to capture Banner.
Unknown to Ross, however, what Blonsky truly desired was to gain Hulk's powers to have the power of life and death for himself. General Ross explained that he would receive a small dose of a replicated variant of the Super Soldier Serum, originally created by Doctor Abraham Erskine for Project Rebirth and, if anything went wrong, he would be pulled from the mission. Blonsky received the injections, including an extremely painful injection into his bone marrow, coming out with his strength, speed, and agility heightened to remarkable levels.
He later led the assault on Bruce Banner at Culver University. When Banner became trapped, Blonsky watched as he transformed into the incredible Hulk and caused massive destruction to the army units. Thaddeus Ross ordered Blonsky to attack Hulk.
Due to Blonsky's increased strength, speed and agility, he was able go head-to-head with Hulk, acrobatically dodging his larger opponent's powerful attacks while taunting him at the same time. However, Hulk still remained vastly more powerful and when Blonsky ran out of ammunition, he was forced to flee. Blonsky led Hulk into a trap where the Strategic Operations Command Center used Stark Sonic Cannons to try to capture him, but Hulk was able to break free.
As Hulk continued to destroy more of the soldier's equipment, Ross called in a helicopter to kill him and called for Blonsky to cease fighting the monster. However, Blonsky started to dismiss Ross' orders and warnings, becoming obsessed with Hulk's power and, in an attempt to assess Hulk's full strength, walked up to him and taunted Hulk to give him his best shot. Hulk responded by impacting Blonsky with his foot at a massive velocity, propelling him across the field and into the trunk of a tree, crushing most of the bones in his body.
Addiction to the Power
- "How are you feeling, man?"
"Like a monster."
- ―Soldier and Emil Blonsky[src]
Blonsky suffered extensive physical injuries that would normally leave a person either hospitalized and unable to move for years, or in a comatose state or deceased. However, due to the effects of his variant of the Super Soldier Serum, he fully regenerated from all of his injuries in less than twenty four hours. As the hospital staff examined his healing process, Blonsky was visited by Thaddeus Ross; when Ross asked how he was feeling, Blonsky expressed his desire to go after Banner once again.
Blonsky was given a second, larger dosage of the Super Soldier Serum, which fully enhanced his body and once again increased his strength and healing power, but gained strange physical effects such as having his spine mildly deformed. Blonsky also began to lose his connection with reality and he became more power-hungry for Hulk's god-like power. Blonsky did not inform General Ross of these changes and instead continued to go on his mission to find him.
As Bruce Banner was eventually located in New York City and Blonsky was again led the assault team to capture him. Seeking to push Banner into transforming into Hulk, Blonsky ignored General Ross' direct order and charged into the room where Banner was speaking to Samuel Sterns and Betty Ross. Blonsky threw General Ross' daughter across the room before attacking Banner, who had seemingly cured himself of Hulk; furious at this revelation, Blonsky struck Banner senseless.
Becoming an Abomination
With Bruce Banner and Betty Ross now captured and being taken away for questioning by General Thaddeus Ross, Blonsky learned of a large supply of Gamma-irradiated blood, derived from Banner's blood, that had been synthesized by Samuel Sterns. Craving power similar to Hulk, he demanded that Sterns, attacking Major Kathleen Sparr in the process, subject him to a transfusion of Banner's gamma-irradiated blood.
Sterns warned that the combination of the Super Soldier formula and Banner's blood would be an unpredictable combination that could turn him into an abomination. Blonsky, however, was less than concerned about the side effects, and Sterns promptly administered the transfusion, having his hippocampus exposed to Gamma Radiation to activate the mixture. As Blonsky mutated into the Abomination, a monstrous creature, with a body larger than Hulk's and his spine now protruding from his back, he knocked away Sterns and, drunk on the incredible power, Blonsky then escaped the laboratory by destroying a wall and attacking his fellow soldiers.
- "Give me a real fight!"
Having finally attained his wish for power even greater than Hulk's, Abomination began a rampage through Harlem as a demonstration of his new, god-like strength, challenging any authorities who attempted to stop him. Though uncertain if he had rid himself of Hulk forever, Bruce Banner, feeling responsible for Abomination's creation, knew Hulk was the only thing that could stop Abomination. Thus, Banner jumped from the helicopter in an attempt to re-trigger his transformation. He emerged from a crater in the street below as Hulk.
Abomination and Hulk engaged in a brutal battle across Harlem in which the Abomination maintained the upper hand due to possessing greater sheer strength, forcing Hulk to improvise in order to keep up, using a destroyed car as boxing gloves to beat the Abomination into submission; however, he remained seemingly unstoppable and easily kicked Hulk across the neighborhood. The Abomination then began to chase Hulk across the neighborhood, killing anyone who got in his way.
When General Thaddeus Ross ordered his helicopter to open fire on Abomination, he turned his sights on Ross. Abomination chased down Ross' helicopter while Hulk chased him down in an attempt to protect the people inside. Abomination was soon able to grab the helicopter and dragged it down into the ruins of a nearby building.
Showdown with Hulk
Despite Hulk's continued attempts to stop him, crushing the Abomination under the helicopter and killing everyone inside except General Thaddeus Ross, and his daughter Betty Ross. Abomination was not stopped, however, and he continued to attack Hulk, pinning him to a wall and mocking his attempts to save Betty. He stabbed Hulk in the chest with his exposed elbow bone; Hulk continued to grow in rage and strength and managed to push away headfirst into a wall. He then became distracted by a fire which nearly engulfed the helicopter.
With Hulk seemingly exhausted after their short bout, Abomination grabbed a heavy length of chain and prepared to kill General Ross and Betty, who were still trapped in the helicopter wreckage. However, seeing this greatly enraged Hulk who managed to disarm and overpower Abomination, nearly strangling him to death with the chain; Banner released his grip after a plea from Betty. Abomination collapsed, defeated, and Hulk fled the scene with the United States Armed Forces and New York City Police Department in pursuit.
Cryo-cell in Alaska
Abomination was taken into custody and held in the Vault, a cryo-cell located at a facility in Barrow, Alaska, by the United States Armed Forces under the watch of General Thaddeus Ross. Only S.H.I.E.L.D. agents with Clearance Level 7 or above, like Phil Coulson and Grant Ward, were aware of this information.
During the initial membership drafting of the Avengers Initiative, the World Security Council planned to free Blonsky, citing him as a famous war hero and believing him to have wreaked havoc because he was trying to defend himself from Hulk. They intended to give him membership in the Avengers, but S.H.I.E.L.D., knowing more about Blonsky's more evil and power-hungry nature, would not allow that to happen. Thanks to the combined efforts of Agents Phil Coulson, Jasper Sitwell, and consultant Tony Stark, General Thaddeus Ross subsequently refused to release Blonsky from captivity and Bruce Banner was brought onto the team instead.
Duel against Wong
By 2024, Abomination was eventually no longer under captivity of the United States Armed Forces and ended up working as a tournament fighter at the Golden Daggers Club in Macau, China, where he met and befriended Wong, who worked with Abomination to put on a good show for those watching, where Abomination would pull his punches to protect Wong. During one match, the two were pitted against each other in a cage fight within the club's top cage, although they had an agreement to not seriously injure the other.
During the match, Abomination fought ferociously, lunging towards Wong who would dodge his punches and kicks, and created Tao Mandalas to block the strikes. However, as Wong managed to dive between his legs to avoid another attack, Abomination struck Wong's shield with a backhand, knocking him backwards into the chains, much to the crowd's delight. As Wong got to his feet, he confronted Abomination about landing such a heavy punch, who responded by furiously roaring at him.
As Abomination rushed to attack Wong once more, Wong used his Sling Ring to swiftly open up two Inter-Dimensional Portals, and Abomination knocked himself out as his monstrous fist went through one portal and exited through the portal near his head, leaving the crowd chanting Wong's name as he was declared the winner of the fight. The unconscious Abomination was then awkwardly dragged from the cage by four men.
Post Fight Chat
Following the fight, Abomination recovered from his knocked out blow and had rejoined Wong inside the changing room of the Golden Daggers Club, where they were also joined by Helen and the Extremis Fighter, who were also recovering from their fight. As Wong handed him a small cup of juice, he told Abomination that their fight should be considered a draw which Abomination simply grunted at.
Having observed Shang-Chi and Jon Jon entering the changing room to prepare for the next upcoming fight, Wong had then opened up a Inter-Dimensional Portal to a facility, and Abomination followed him through it, leaving Macau behind them. As they were leaving the club, Wong had then reprimanded the recovering Abomination for being more violent than they had agreed, to which Abomination had again merely grunted in response.
A veteran soldier with years of experience, Emil Blonsky showed a deep passion for combat. When asked why he would not accept a promotion, he answered that he was a soldier and wanted to be one for as long as possible. Being aware that he was getting slow with age, Blonsky showed an intense desire to return to his glory days, as he commented that if he put his current level of experience in his body from ten years ago, that would be an opponent he would not want to fight. Blonsky's fierce desire to remain on the battlefield is what convinced General Thaddeus Ross to offer him to try the experimental Super Soldier Serum replica, which he accepted.
After his first encounter with Hulk, Blonsky became obsessed with defeating the green monster at all costs, slowly losing his sanity and humanity as he continued injecting himself with more Super Soldier Serum. Upon learning that Samuel Sterns had the Gamma Radiation-irradiated blood samples, Blonsky became even more obsessed with obtaining Hulk's power, going as far as threatening Sterns and ignoring his warnings.
When Blonsky mutated into the Abomination, he readily accepted his new form and immediately became drunk with power, going on a rampage through Harlem and killing several soldiers just to show off his new strength. When Hulk appeared, Blonsky was pleased and eager to have another rematch to see which mutant was stronger. Throughout their duel, he repeatedly enjoyed beating up Hulk and taunting him, showing his sadistic nature and he even arrogantly told Bruce Banner that he did not deserve Hulk's power. Abomination's aggressive and arrogant behavior, as well as his obsession with defeating Hulk, likely resulted from the Super Soldier Serum enhancing Blonsky's desire to become a better fighter.
Ruthless, savage and psychopathic, Blonsky did not even care about defeat or death which could come out of the battle with Hulk at Harlem, all that he cared about is to achieve his goal; becoming the strongest being in the world. However, he was also quite clever and astutely told Ross that he would need a team that was prepped and ready because if the Hulk showed up a lot of professional tough guys would 'piss their pants'.
Following his imprisonment within S.H.I.E.L.D.'s premises, however, Blonsky seems to have significantly mellowed out by the time he joins the Golden Daggers Club as a tournament fighter. Despite fiercely fighting against Wong, one of the Masters of the Mystic Arts, Blonsky has some kind of friendship with the sorcerer, as he was shown to be friendly to Wong after their match and accompanied him when he departed from the Golden Daggers Club through a Sling Ring.
Powers and Abilities
Artificially Enhanced Physiology: Emil Blonsky was injected with an imperfect variant of the Super Soldier Serum. As a super soldier, despite physically being aged beyond his natural prime, he has shown to have capacities and performance similar to the levels of Captain America. However, the imperfect serum also caused a number of side effects, including mental and physical deterioration, making him overly aggressive and deforming his vertebral column. He endured a physical transformation after being transfused with a synthetic version of Banner's gamma-irradiated blood, which mixed with the serum in his veins and morphed him into a gargantuan Hulk-like humanoid. At 11 ft (3.35 m), his rib cage and spine protrude from his body, as do several bones that serve as skeletal spikes. Years later, his biology appears to have evolved, with amphibious frills on the sides of his head and thorns in his body.
- Superhuman Strength: After being injected with a variant of the Super Soldier Serum, Blonsky possessed strength far greater than that of any ordinary man of his stature, and he was able to effortlessly lift a man of the same size as him with one hand. However, after being given the blood of Hulk, Blonsky's strength is increased to immense superhuman levels. His immense strength enables him to hurl normal humans and cars great distances, easily tear through brick buildings, and even to kick Hulk through a building. Years later, his kicks became strong enough to dissipate a Tao Mandalas, not dissimilar to Thanos' fight against Doctor Strange. Due to his superhumanly strong legs, Blonsky is capable of leaping great heights and distances. He is able to leap several stories from ground level, using buildings and other structures as footholds to reach areas. Most notably, he was able to leap from a rooftop to a moving helicopter that Thaddeus Ross was on.
- "Do you think a rifle's gonna hurt that?"
- Superhuman Durability: Blonsky's bodily tissues, much like Hulk's, are substantially harder and more resistant to injury than the tissues of an ordinary human. His durability is enhanced to a high degree, and he apparently suffered no ill effects from burning and explosions at close range. He was able to withstand high-caliber bullets and even Hulk's melee attacks.
- Superhuman Speed: Due to the Super Soldier Serum, Blonsky's speed was noticeably higher than that of an ordinary human. When running, Blonsky could easily outpace an army platoon, and even Hulk seemed to have trouble keeping up with him. Even after Blonsky was transformed, he is still able to move at speeds greater than of a normal human, as he was able to chase down a damaged Humvee with ease.
- Superhuman Stamina: As a super-soldier, Blonsky was able to run faster and fight for a long time without tiring, compared to the exhausted soldiers who caught up to him at Culver University. Blonksy's highly advanced musculature produces vastly fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. He is capable of physically exerting himself at peak capacity for several days before the buildup of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Blonsky displays reflexes of great speed as shown by him catching an RPG shell fired by a soldier in midair.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: As a super-soldier, Blonsky's regenerative healing factor allowed him to recuperate from extensive injuries in the space of a day, including fractures throughout his entire skeleton. His super-soldier healing factor was much more advanced than any other recipient of the Super Soldier Serum, meaning that all the super-soldiers took different variants. This is proven by the fact that Blonsky regenerated from extensive physical traumas within the space of a day, whereas Rogers would take a week or less to recover from such injuries. After taking a blood transfusion from Hulk, his advanced healing factor was further enhanced, allowing him to heal at the same rate as Hulk, which is already a very high rate of regeneration. This makes him seemingly invulnerable and potentially immortal.
- Retractable Skeletal Spikes: Blonsky possesses sharp spikes on his arms, elbows, back, and feet. These emerged through Blonsky's transformation which acted as weapons when was in a battle with Hulk. The sharp spike on his elbow was used to cause a deep wound on Hulk's chest, cutting right through the latter's extremely durable flesh, a feat which was only ever repeated by Fenris with her fangs.
- Master Combatant: As a former special-ops commander of the British Royal Marines, Blonsky is a highly skilled and formidable hand-to-hand combatant, being considered as one of the most powerful fighters in the Armed Forces. As Abomination, Blonsky used a sacrificed technique for immense brute strength while fighting, holding nothing back as he rampaged through Harlem, and exchanging powerful blows once Hulk confronted him. He was also able to gain the upper hand against Wong, only to be defeated by him using magic.
- Expert Marksman: With his training from the British Armed Forces, Blonsky was trained and proficient in using firearms with accuracy. At Culver University, he managed to successfully shoot the Hulk several times with his sidearm, only failing to injure him due to the latter's excessively dense flesh.
- Master Acrobat: After his enhancement by serum infusion, Blonsky demonstrated various evasive feats, enabling him to avoid being hit by large, high-velocity objects. He was even able to successfully dodge Hulk attacks using coordinated flips.
- Expert Tactician: Being a special-ops operative, Blonsky had experience in planning tactics. When fighting against Hulk for the first time, Blonsky displayed good tactical skills up until the point when he taunted Hulk to hit him. Blonsky was a veteran soldier, capable of commanding teams for various sorts of missions in the British Navy. According to Ross, Blonsky could qualify to be a colonel.
- SIG-Sauer P226R: One of the standard sidearms used by the United States Armed Forces. Blonsky carried it as his sidearm, using it against Hulk during their confrontation at Culver University, when he had to drop his main weapon to avoid one of Hulk's attacks. Blonsky discarded it when he ran out of ammo, and was issued another one when joining the squad trying to capture Banner in New York City, and used it to threaten Samuel Sterns into transforming him in a Hulk-like creature.
- Heckler & Koch MP5A3: Blonsky was issued one of these machine guns, loaded with tranquilizer rounds, to capture Bruce Banner in Rio de Janeiro. Banner managed to escape when they ambushed him at his apartment, and Blonsky shot at Banner's dog, Ricky. After persecution, Blonsky and his squad managed to catch up Banner at the factory where he worked at and transformed into Hulk. Not knowing that Hulk was Banner, Blonsky tried to shoot at him with the tranquilizer rounds as ordered, but he then changed to real bullets in an attempt to confront Hulk.
- M4A1: Blonsky joined every other soldier under General Thaddeus Ross' command at Culver University when he was ordered not to act at first. He used a standard M4A1 to open fire against Hulk along the rest of the soldiers, and discarded it as soon as he was ordered to act. He took another one to keep attacking Hulk when he managed to destroy the Stark Sonic Cannons, shooting at Hulk only to catch his attention.
- DefTech 40mm Multi Launcher: Members of the United States Armed Forces used these grenade launchers to shoot the gas grenades at Bruce Banner when they tried to ambush him at Culver University. As it only triggered Banner's transformation into Hulk, Blonsky then discarded his M4A1 and took a grenade launcher when he was ordered to act, this time loaded with his explosive grenades. Blonsky shot two grenades at Hulk, who grabbed a piece of debris to use it as a shield against the explosions.
- Flashbang Grenade: Blonsky used a flashbang grenade against Hulk during their first confrontation in Rio de Janeiro, in an attempt to incapacitate him. Hulk recovered almost instantly, and the grenade only managed to enrage him even more.
- Super Soldier Serum: Blonsky was injected with a variant of the Super Soldier Serum to enhance him to the pinnacle of human physical condition. When Blonsky was injured following his battle with Hulk at Culver University, he was given a larger dosage of the serum. Although the serum augmented Blonsky's physical capabilities, it started to give him both physical and psychological side effects, as well as fueling his obsessive desire to become more powerful than Hulk.
- Helicopter: Blonsky boarded this helicopter throughout his journey and during his arrival at Fort Johnson when Joe Greller and Thaddeus Ross recruited him to capture Bruce Banner.
- Fort Johnson: Blonsky arrived at Fort Johnson after Joe Greller and Thaddeus Ross enlisted him to help in capturing Bruce Banner. Upon arriving via a helicopter, Blonsky was immediately briefed on the mission, and flown to Brazil, where they believed Banner was hiding.
- Pentagon: After Blonsky failed to capture Bruce Banner in Rio de Janeiro, he reunited with Ross in the Pentagon to come up with a new plan for their manhunt. Ross revealed to Blonsky about Banner's former intention to recreate the Super Soldier Serum and Blonsky accepted Ross' offer of being physically enhanced by a dose of the recreated serum to give him a new advantage should they encounter Banner in the near future.
- Golden Daggers Club: Following his release from captivity, Abomination started to become a tournament fighter at the central ring of the Golden Daggers Club in Macau. One of Abomination's notable matches was with Wong, who defeated him after redirecting his punch through a Sling Ring portal. Following the match, Abomination and Wong relaxed in the changing room, before Wong opened a portal for them both to go through and leave the club.
- Vault: After Abomination fought and found himself defeated by Hulk, S.H.I.E.L.D. took custody of and had him frozen in the Vault, a cryo-cell located in Barrow, Alaska.
|Appearances for Emil Blonsky|
In chronological order:
- In the comics, Abomination is incapable of transforming back into human form. Louis Leterrier had originally intended there to be a post-credits scene in The Incredible Hulk showing Blonsky, human once more, imprisoned and chained in a containment box, but this was ultimately not filmed.
- The character's design was changed for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as it was felt the design was not updated and needed a "refresh".
Behind the Scenes
- Emil Blonsky's origin was changed in The Incredible Hulk as director Louis Leterrier didn't believe his origin of being a Russian spy would work effectively post-Cold War. Tim Roth was the one who thus suggested Blonsky to be a soldier rather than a KGB agent.
- Tim Roth wore motion-capture technology to portray Abomination. He enjoyed the experience as it reminded him of fringe theatre, leading him to hire his trainer from Planet of the Apes to aid him in portraying Abomination's movements.
- Director Louis Leterrier made Abomination's design different from the comics because he felt the audience would question why he resembled a fish or a reptile, instead of "an über-human" like Hulk.
- Ray Stevenson, who later went on to portray Volstagg in Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok, was in discussions for the role of Emil Blonsky, but he didn't win the part and went to play the Frank Castle/Punisher in Punisher: War Zone.
- Abomination was considered to make an appearance in the early development of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- J.B. Blanc, J.D. Hall, Fred Tatasciore and Jonathan Lipow all provided voiceover work for the role of Abomination in The Incredible Hulk, though none of them were credited.
- Tim Roth was uncredited for his appearance in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
- Brayden Jones, Patrick Mark, Cyril Raffaelli, and Terry Notary were stunt doubles for Tim Roth in the role of Abomination.
- Avi Phillips was a stand-in for Tim Roth in the role of Abomination.
- Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant
- The Incredible Hulk
- The Incredible Hulk Deleted Scene
- The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.13: T.R.A.C.K.S.
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - The Incredible Hulk
- The Incredible Hulk - Audio Commentary
- EXCLUSIVE: Why Abomination Was Redesigned For 'SHANG-CHI'
- The Incredible Blonsky
- Punisher: War Zone's Ray Stevenson Brings the Pain
- Tim Roth Talks 'Abomination'; Was Considered To Reprise Role In AGE OF ULTRON
- BEHIND STUDIO DOORS : THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOICE OVER SESSIONS