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She-Hulk's Mr. Immortal Explained

This article contains mentions of suicide. Spoilers for "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" Episode 6, "Just Jen."

Because most MCU supervillains – and, let's face it, a whole bunch of heroes as well – break the law every once in a while, the lawyer-themed "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" has featured a healthy mix of returning MCU favorites and obscure live-action debutants. From Titania (Jameela Jamil) to C-list villain faction The Wrecking Crew, there's no telling which deep cut character the show chooses to feature next.

The wedding-themed Episode 6, "Just Jen," marches forward a very particular character few other MCU shows or movies could even hope to feature. While Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is busy with a bridesmaid gig, Mallory Book (Renée Elise Goldsberry) and Nikki Ramos (Ginger Gonzaga) hold the fort by dealing with a super-themed divorce case. Craig "Mr. Immortal" Hollis (David Pasquesi) has the power of returning to life after dying, and has abused said power to play the "Until death does us part" card to get away from a great many marriages over the decades, creating a new identity for himself after every time he dies. Suffice to say, his many exes aren't happy. 

It turns out that apart from his string of dubiously ended marriages and forged identities, Mr. Immortal's longevity has made him so disconnected from the rest of humanity that he can — and absolutely will — leap through a skyscraper window just to get away from an uncomfortable conversation. But does he have a comic book counterpart, and if so, how does the print version differ from the jaded live action character? Let's take a closer look at Mr. Immortal.

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Even in a comedic setting, Mr. Immortal is a tragic figure

The show's Mr. Immortal is a pretty despicable guy who has clearly already lived for quite a long time, shows very little remorse, and seems to consider prolonged eye contact a heinous punishment. However, the comics version of Craig Hollis is a very, very different cup of tea.

In the comics, Mr. Immortal is a bona fide superhero, and the leader of the Great Lakes Avengers team. His power set is essentially the same as that of his MCU counterpart, but unlike the "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" version, the Hollis in the comics is far from callous. He's able to use his powers to accomplish fearless, death-defying stunts, but he doesn't necessarily have a good time doing it. Though he's younger than the MCU version, his long life causes him anguish because he's destined to outlive his friends and loved ones. His resurrection process is also far from easy, as he's been known to be highly volatile when he returns to life. 

Because of the nature of the comics he tends to feature in, Mr. Immortal's powers are often played for laughs, and his nigh-complete uselessness in most traditional superhero scenarios might make him one of the most worthless superheroes ever if it wasn't for his willingness to power through a frankly absurd amount of wildly inventive and unlikely fatal scenarios. However, he's doubtlessly a heroic figure, and he comes with far more emotional baggage than the MCU version.