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"You, my friend, are a hero! Don't hide from your power."
―Roger Harrington to Bruce Banner[src]

Roger Harrington is a science teacher at Midtown School of Science and Technology and the head of the school's Academic Decathlon Team.

Biography

Culver University Student

Meeting Bruce Banner

"I was in terrible need. You heard my plea, and you came. To help me."
―Roger Harrington to Bruce Banner[src]
Roger Harrington (The Incredible Hulk)

Harrington being given pizza by Bruce Banner

By 2010, Roger Harrington was studying at Culver University, being one of the smartest students in the class. He worked in the computer class by night, and granted Bruce Banner access to the computers in exchange for some pizza.[1]

Marriage

Harrington was once married to a poet writer named Tabitha. However, it was hard for Harrington to leave some space to his wife, and despite the couple trying marriage counseling, they ultimately got separated. Harrington had a hard time dealing with this breakup.[2]

While a teacher, under unknown circumstances, Harrington lost a student during a school trip.[3]

Academic Decathlon Team

Peter Parker's Choice

"Peter, it's nationals. Is there no way you could take one weekend off?"
"I can't go to Washington because if Mr. Stark needs me, then I have to make sure that I'm here."
―Roger Harrington and Peter Parker[src]

In 2016, Peter Parker came to see Harrington to inform him that he could not join the Midtown School of Science and Technology's Academic Decathlon Team for the national tournament in Washington, D.C., pretending that he should be available for his internship in Stark Industries.[3]

Trip to Washington D.C.

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Harrington and Michelle Jones discuss history

"Taking it all in, Michelle?"
"Oh, yeah, I just... um, I don't really want to celebrate something that was built by slaves."
"Oh, I'm sure the Washington Monument wasn't built by... Okay. Enjoy your book."
―Roger Harrington and Michelle Jones[src]

Peter Parker eventually changed his mind and joined the Academic Decathlon Team right before they left New York. Harrington enthusiastically welcomed him and informed Flash Thompson that he would leave his place to Parker. Harrington then took his team to Washington, D.C. for the national tournament.

Spider-Man saves Harrington, Liz & Ned

Roger Harrington is saved by Spider-Man

In order to celebrate the Decathlon Team's victory in the nationals, albeit without Parker who had departed the night before the tournament, Harrington took his students to the top of the Washington Monument. While they were in the lift, there was a mysterious burst of energy which damaged the elevator. Harrington tried to have all his students escape the elevator, but the cabin ultimately free fell in the shaft with Harrington, Ned Leeds and Liz Toomes still in it. The fall was averted by Spider-Man, who took Harrington and the other students to safety at the top at the Monument. Harrington thanked Spider-Man as he fell in the shaft when his web string broke.[3]

Back to Midtown

Roger Harrington - Interviewed (SMH Deleted Scene 02)

Harrington discusses all of the recent events

"As you know, we made it out alive. And that's the important thing. I couldn't bear to lose a student on a school trip. Not again."
―Roger Harrington[src]

Harrington returned his students to Midtown School of Science and Technology. He was interviewed by some students for the School's TV channel and declared that he was relieved as he would not bear losing a student on a school trip once again. Harrington also reported Peter Parker's multiple absences, which led Parker into detention.[3]

New Captain

Midtown Debate Club Meeting

Roger Harrington congratulates his team

"I'm gonna have to put this back in the trophy case soon, but just for motivation right now at this practice. I'm a little ahead of the game, but we will need a new team captain next year. So I'm appointing Michelle."
―Roger Harrington[src]

Harrington congratulated his Decathlon Team for their victory in the nationals. With Liz Toomes leaving Midtown School of Science and Technology following her father's arrest, Harrington appointed Michelle Jones or MJ as the new captain of the Academic Decathlon Team.[3]

Post-Snap

"Did I tell you how my wife pretended to blip out? Turns out she ran off with a guy in her hiking group. We had a fake funeral for her and everything... Well the funeral was real. 'Cause we thought she was really dead."
―Roger Harrington to Peter Parker[src]

In 2018, the Snap took place when Thanos snapped his fingers with the Infinity Gauntlet, causing many of Harrington's students to crumble into dust with the rest of half of all life in the universe, while Harrington himself survived. Even after the Snap was reversed in 2023, Harrington was traumatized and remained in therapy for a while.[4] During this time, Harrington believed that his wife had also disintegrated and held a funeral for her. In actuality, she had used the Snap as an opportunity to run off with another man.[5]

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Personality

A former student of the Culver University, Roger Harrington is a serious and reliable teacher who strongly supports his Academic Decathlon Team. He knew which elements of the team were the best and did not hesitate to replace Flash Thompson with Peter Parker once the latter joined back the team. Harrington cares about the well-being of his students, and tried to ensure that every one of them was safe when they were endangered in the Washington Monument before he could exit the elevator himself. Back to New York, Harrington expressed considerable relief at the idea that all the students had been unharmed during the accident.

Like many teachers of the Midtown School of Science and Technology, Harrington loves his students like if they were his family. When many of his students temporarily perished due Thanos' Snap, Harrington had to go to therapy to deal with his trauma, demonstrating how much he likes for them. However, along with most of his colleagues, Harrington doesn't tolerate perversion or voyeurism among his pupils: when Brad Davis was revealed by Michelle Jones to have photographed Peter Parker half-naked with a woman, Harrington looked greatly disgusted, believing Davis to be a voyeur.

During the trip to Europe, Harrington was seen to be a hilariously incompetent and clumsy field trip chaperone. He dropped his camera into a canal in Venice and lacked the foresight to do his research for the field trip ahead of time, landing his class in a dilapidated motel and being astonished that a museum he wanted to visit was shut down, something his colleague Julius Dell criticized to him. He also never seemed to question the oddity of his class's "travel company" upgrades and detours throughout their trip, like the presence of Mysterio and "Night Monkey".

Despite his likable attitude, however, Harrington seems to have problems when forming relationships or pursue romance. He has married two times, but both marriages ended up sourly. His first wife left him as Harrington had problems with leaving some space to her and his second wife took advantage of the Infinity War's outcome to fake her death and run off with another man, while Harrington believed her to have been snapped.

Facilities

"My kingdom is yours."
―Roger Harrington to Bruce Banner[src]

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

Behind the Scenes

References

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