If not hubris, then what? Not altruism, at least not as presented in the comic. Scientific curiosity? Ambition? Temporary insanity?
|Posted: 18 October 2019 at 9:20am | IP Logged | 1
Obviously, grief was a factor in the TV movie, but in that and the film, Banner willingly subjects himself to (or allows himself to be subjected to) an extreme dose of gamma radiation. To prove his (clearly not tested enough) theories?
I guess one could argue that the ultimate goal in both sets of research was to benefit humanity. In the series, it wasn't going to bring the wife back, but maybe it could help prevent similar tragedies in the future.
In the movie, he was ostensibly working on radiation resistance for soldiers (but Ross had ulterior motives). This would help save lives.
But, still, in both cases, despite being a brilliant scientist, volunteered himself as a test subject, unaware of certain variables, clearly dismissing others.
I read that as Icarian, but am open to more apt adjectives.
The results, in both cases, did end up saving many lives. David Banner's knack for unwittingly stumbling upon nefariousness and his Hulk's incredible strength prevented quite a few murders and other untimely deaths.
And Bruce Banner's Hulk, because of his great strength and innate resistance to gamma radiation, ended up saving half the universe.
Edited by Brian Rhodes on 18 October 2019 at 9:32am