Why She/Hulk’s Heartbreaking Turn is so Important
It was an ending that no one really saw coming, and despite it being so difficult to watch, there is no denying that She/Hulk’s heartbreaking turn was so important.
Marvel’s newest series has introduced fans to one of the most beloved and prominent comic book characters of all-time.
In the latest Dinsey+ series, fans have gotten to know the character of Jennifer Walters, a hero who is so often defined by her dealing presentation to the world and her signature comedic nature.
The adaptation that has been among the most entertaining projects for the MCU has seen Walters present so much of what has made her so fantastic, honoring that character in such brilliant ways.
The series lead, Tatiana Maslany, hasn’t just been exceptional in the role, she has proven that she was a perfect choice, and has brought an endearing charm to the hero that is so engaging for viewers.
But the series has benefitted from one of the best creative teams of any Marvel project, with writer Jessica Gao and directors Kat Coir and Anu Vaila working perfectly in knowing just what her story needs.
And in the instance of the latest episode, they knew that the story was in dire need of a tonal shift, one that raised the stakes more than they had been; and after seeing that latest episode end, there is little argument to be made that She/Hulk’s heartbreaking turn was so incredibly important.
The very end of the episode saw Walters accepting her Layer of the year award, until Intelligencia took over, and projected very intimate footage of Walters and the love interesting from a previous episode turned villain, Josh.
It was a moment that was incredibly difficult to watch, as Walters was filled with embarrassment and anger, as it was shown before her closest friends and family; and it is a message that, sadly, hits close to home for a lot of people.
It is the great overlooked crime of the modern era, where women will have incredibly intimate images or videos stolen from them, to be paraded on the internet for the eys of millions; and before the eyes of their closest friends and family.
She/Hulk put a face to this specific but all too common horror, and they gave a voice to the devastation that it can create, and it did what great stories do; truly addresses a problem that is so often cast aside.