It turns out Emil Blonsky is a sensitive soul
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She-Hulk episode 2 re-introduced us to Tim Roth’s Abomination, AKA Emil Blonsky. The former villain is in jail and Jennifer Walters is set to take him on as a client, but Blonksy has undergone a major change during his time in prison. He’s not only made amends with Bruce Banner, but he’s also been penning some haikus in his spare time – and, thanks to Marvel, you can read them.
The official She-Hulk Twitter (opens in new tab) has shared a selection of haikus, and they reveal Blonsky’s quest for redemption. The first poem (opens in new tab) unveiled is actually the haiku the one time villain started reciting in episode 2: “My tiny ears hear / the storm and stirrings of time / Pain caused and carried”
The next one (opens in new tab) shows Blonsky removing himself from his villainous persona. “To the world I am / an abomination but / to me I’m Emil.” That’s followed up with a poem (opens in new tab) on a similar theme: “Abomination / Or rehabilitation / Who are we to judge?”
Another haiku (opens in new tab) makes reference to Blonsky’s new friends, who he calls soulmates – who may or may not form the MCU’s newest team, the Thunderbolts. “It’s lonely in here / though I don’t see it that way / I have my soulmates”
The next poem (opens in new tab) shows Blonsky keeping positive. “Glass walls surround me / Prisoner is what I am / Yet inside I’m free” The tweet thread then ends with another haiku (opens in new tab) on inner peace: “If inside you feel / a rage uncontrollable / just breathe. Namaste”
Blonksy’s beautiful words might be slightly undermined by the fact that he’s been out fighting with Wong, as revealed in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – and exposed to the public at the end of She-Hulk episode 2. How that plays out remains to be seen, but it looks like Jen has her work cut out for her in Blonsky’s parole hearing.
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