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Why Some She-Hulk Fans Are Professing More Hate For Josh Than Thanos

Step aside, Thanos. There is a new Marvel villain in town making the rounds on "She-Hulk." Is it Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) whose haikus are the real Abomination? Or maybe Titania (Jameela Jamil), who stole Jennifer Walter's (Tatiana Maslany) moniker in a transparent attempt to further her skincare brand? Absolutely not. Recent episodes of "She-Hulk" have proven that, without a doubt, the character who earned the most ire from fans is none other than the reprehensible Josh Miller (Trevor Salter).

Jen's one-time paramour has made a reputation for himself as the most despicable character to date. In a series that points out the day-to-day difficulties that women endure, Josh is a perfect representation of this. Jen struggles just to find one guy that will treat her well, and even in that endeavor, she is met time and time again with disappointment. After sleeping with Jen, Josh disappears without a word or explanation. But if ghosting Jen wasn't enough, there is one reason why Josh is worse than any villain that Marvel has seen before.

Josh's duplicity is next level

An interesting phenomenon is happening on "She-Hulk." Even though the heartbreaking moments of "Avengers: Endgame" demonstrated the aftermath of Thanos (Josh Brolin) decimating half of all life on Earth, fans on Reddit still note that he pales in comparison to the villainy of Josh.

"Why do I hate Josh more than Thanos," wondered u/Marcusreddit. Thanos' treatment of his adoptive daughter Nebula (Karen Gillan) goes far beyond the parameters of parental abuse. He takes her apart piece by piece, trying to make her someone that he deems worthy of love, though he is arguably incapable of it. But even at his worst, many fans consider Josh's actions to be more insidious than anything that Thanos does. Josh sleeps with Jen with the full intent of manipulating her and stealing her blood. That invasiveness is a personal attack on Jen. This is an act that, if there were any real justice in the world, would have criminal charges pressed on the perpetrator.

"At least Thanos is honest about his intentions," noted u/Groot746. And strangely, Thanos' megalomania was based on logic. Taking away half the world's population had benefits such as lessening pollution and overpopulation. Josh's intentions are only selfish and are far more common than anyone is comfortable with. Ultimately, what Josh did was assault a woman, making the real-life implications even more nauseating.