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Man-Bull In She-Hulk Episode 7 Explained

Contains spoilers for "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" Episode 7

Maintaining your work-life balance is never easy, especially when your day job is a lawyer who can turn into a Hulk. Nevertheless, in "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" Episode 7, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) comes very close to achieving this when she starts dating Josh (Trevor Salter), the wedding guest from "She-Hulk" Episide 6. Unfortunately, he turns out to be up to no good, and ends up ghosting Jen just as her dual responsibilities as a lawyer and a Hulk take her to Emil Blonsky's (Tim Roth) newly-founded retreat. 

Jen's visit turns out to be longer than she anticipated when a battle between two of Blonsky's guests damages her car. The gentlemen in question are true deep-cut characters from the comics. One of them is the swashbuckling El Aguila (Joseph Castillo-Midyett), who insists he's not be a matador — but nevertheless looks enough like one to occasionally anger his friend, Man-Bull (Nathan Hurd). 

In the show, Man-Bull is a self-admitted scientific experiment who's a willing part of Blonsky's surprisingly chill retreat, where he deals with his anger and co-dependency issues. Though Jen doesn't exactly warm to him at first, he turns out to be a perfectly nice human-bovine hybrid who's both supportive and helpful. But what, exactly, is the character originally like?   

Man-Bull is an scientific experiment and an unsuccessful supervillain

"She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" keeps Man-Bull's backstory intentionally quite vague, merely stating that he's a lab experiment. This is actually somewhat accurate to his origin story in the comics. The comic book version of Man-Bull is a small-time criminal called William Taurens, who gets caught up with a mad scientist type plot, and has to go through a nasty scientific experiment when Daredevil stops his faction from using innocent victims as test subjects. 

Taurens becomes a gigantic man-bull hybrid, takes up his supervillain name, and embarks on a career that's fairly typical for a minor Marvel baddie. He's unsuccessfully fought Daredevil and Hulk, gone to prison, escaped from prison, and taken many forms over the years — some of them significantly stronger and more animalistic than what we see in "She-Hulk." 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Man-Bull seems to be a far friendlier and less villainous guy than his comics counterpart, and it's insinuated that he's suffered quite a bit as a result of his frightening appearance. As such, it might be unfair to label him as a straight-up supervillain, especially now that Blonsky seems to be helping him to become a better person and control his anger.