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NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Abomination from the Marvel Cinematic film series. The mainstream version can be found here: Abomination (Marvel).
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He was a Russian-born English-raised soldier loaned to SOCOM by the Royal Marines and tasked by Thunderbolt Ross to capture Bruce Banner. After being given a dosage of the recreated Super Soldier Serum and seeing Banner's powers as the Hulk, he became power-hungry and gained a dosage of Banner's blood and became a deformed but formidable monster, wanting to prove himself as the greatest fighter on Earth.
Unlike Banner, who struggled with his monstrous, but heroic, alter-ego, there was no struggle between Blonsky and Abomination, nor was there enough of a difference between the two to make Abomination his alter-ego. Blonsky proved to already be capable of sadistic tendencies before his operation by Ross and his men, tranquilizing Bruce's dog for barking at him and perfectly willing to take down the Hulk despite the obvious advantage of the latter.
The novelization by Peter David goes deeper into Blonsky's motivation-revealing that he wishes to gain the power of life and death over people weaker than he was. When the Hulk arrives to fight Abomination during his rampage in the city, Abomination is proud to take down "a real fight"-showing sadistic delight in doing so. He is also shown to be somewhat misogynistic as when he kills to Major Sparr, he refers to her as an "annoying bitch", and also has no qualms about trying to kill Betty Ross, when he tries to force the Hulk to watch his love, Betty Ross, die in an exploding helicopter.
Over the years, Abomination appears to have mellowed out ever since he has been released from custody. While he still understands English, he seemingly no longer speaks it, instead solely communicating in grunts and roars. He also appears to have developed a genuine bond with Wong, who took care of him after their match and appreciated his kind gesture. That said, given his criminal past, it's unclear whether Abomination does see Wong as a friend or is just making it look like he has reformed. One can also argue that his transformation took its toll psychologically over the years, so maybe Blonksy's mind was affected to the point of no longer being the same person he previously was.
The Incredible Hulk
In the movie, Emil Blonsky was a Captain in the British Royal Marines and was on loan to the Strategic Operations Command Center. He later helps General Ross track down Bruce Banner / the Hulk. When he first saw the power that the Hulk possessed, Blonsky became obsessed. He started off by getting an injection that would grant heightened agility and accelerated healing factor. After the Hulk hospitalized Blonsky, Blonsky wanted more of the injections. After Blonsky encounters Banner, he knocks him out due to him getting tranquilized. General Ross then arrested Banner, but Blonsky stayed to "interrogate" Samuel Sterns after killing Kathleen Sparr.
Blonsky realized that Sterns extracted some of the Hulk's blood, and wants it so he can become stronger than the Hulk. Sterns reluctantly accepts and injects the blood into Blonsky. Blonsky then transforms in the Abomination, knocks Sterns out, and attacks the city, killing many more of Ross' soldiers and several citizens. General Ross releases Banner so he can fight the Abomination. After a long fight, Hulk manage to defeat the Abomination. Hulk was intending to kill the Abomination by strangling him to death with a chain, but Betty stops him. The Abomination was presumably sent to a special prison under Tony Stark's care.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Abomination was released some time from his captivity and started working as a tournament fighter at the Golden Daggers Club. He is first seen fighting Wong in a cage match, during which he gains the upper hand, until Wong creates a set of portals, redirecting his punch and knocking himself out. After the match, Wong give Abomination support and water for having a good match before opening a portal back to the New York Sanctum, in which Abomination followed him.
Powers and Abilities
As a Super-Soldier, Blonsky had low-levels of superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. His increased metabolism was also able to heal catastrophic injuries within a day or less. He also had advanced hand-to-hand combat and military strategic skills.
As the Abomination, Blonsky has superhuman strength, agility, and speed all of which surpass the Hulk's as was able to toss the Hulk several blocks multiple times and he kept the upper hand through most of their fight. However, unlike Hulk his abilities do not increase as he becomes angrier. He also has incredible durability, being able to take fires, explosions, bullets, Hulk's melee attacks, and even be crushed by a helicopter without any noticeable injuries. This in combination with his immense physical strength makes the Abomination a formidable opponent that even the Hulk struggled to keep up against. He also has a remarkable regenerative healing factor, which regenerates tissue and bones at high-speeds. This regenerative factor combined with his high durability makes him nearly immortal.
The Abomination's only weak point seems to be that he still needs to breathe oxygen like any other human, as the Hulk could only defeat him by strangling him with a chain until he nearly died of asphyxiation.
General Thunderbolt Ross: How do you feel, soldier? Emil Blonsky: Pissed off and ready for round three!
~ Emil Blonsky eager to get back to hunting the Hulk.
Soldier: How you feeling, man? Emil Blonsky: Like a monster!
~ Emil Blonsky feeling his power.
I want more. You've seen what he becomes right? (Sterns: I have. And it’s beautiful. Godlike.) Well, I want that. I need that. Make me that.
~ Blonsky moments before his transformation.
Give me a real fight!
~ Abomination's second famous quote.
~ Abomination to the Hulk after the Hulk arrived to Harlem.
You don't deserve this power! Now watch her DIE!
~ Abomination to the Hulk as he threatens to kill Betty.
General? Any last words?!
~ Abomination speaking to Ross after they get stuck in the helicopter after it crashed.
Abomination was born 1971, making him 53 (or 48 if he was erased by Thanos's snap) during the events of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. It also makes him two years younger than Hulk. It's mentioned he's in a cryo-vault, implying Blonsky was frozen due to being dangerous. If so it would make him physically younger by at least a decade, since his biology was paused.
Abomination was originally going to appear in the 2003 film, but was replaced by Glenn Talbot. He was later planned to be included along with The Leader in a potential sequel, which was ultimately cancelled and reworked into The Incredible Hulk.
Ray Stevenson was considered for the role of Emil Blonsky before Tim Roth got the part.
Tim Roth accepted the role because his sons are comic-book superhero fans.
When General Thunderbolt Ross asks Emil Blonsky's age, Ross guesses the age of forty-five, while Blonsky states he is thirty-nine. Tim Roth was actually forty-six at the time of the movie's release.
Tim Roth revealed that Abomination was considered to make an appearance in the early development of Avengers: Age of Ultron as a supporting antagonist.
He is twice as strong as the Hulk (but this does not increase with anger) and more intelligent.
Director Louis Leterrier made the Abomination's design different from the comics because he felt the audience would question why he resembled a fish or a reptile, instead of "an über-human" like the Hulk. In addition, when Abomination was planned to have pointy fish-like ears in the movie, Hulk would end up biting them off during the fight. His comic book design would later be incorporated in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
In the comics, the Abomination is incapable of transforming back into Blonsky. However, it is unknown whether or not this is the case in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since he has not been seen since The Incredible Hulk, only mentioned. Louis Leterrier had originally intended there to be a post-credits scene in The Incredible Hulk showing Blonsky, human once more, imprisoned and chained in a containment box, but this was ultimately not filmed.
The Abomination is mentioned in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that Grant Ward would have had to watch Emil Blonsky on a night-shift in Alaska.
Despite his role in The Incredible Hulk, Emil Blonsky is nowhere to be seen in the What If...? episode "What If... the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?", with General Ross attacking the Hulk alone with his fellow soldiers before the Hulk explodes into goo due to Yellowjacket's machinations. It's unknown why Yellowjacket murdering all the Avengers Initiative candidates minus Captain America in that alternate universe affected Blonsky's presence in attacking the Hulk in the Culver University's campus.