Hancock (Character)

John Hancock

Created by:  Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan

1st appearance: Hancock (movie, July 2nd 2008)

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Criminal record in the United States

Height: 6’2              Weight: 200 lbs

Eyes:  Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: Wife

Skills and abilities: Capable fighter

Powers: Immortality, invulnerability, superhuman strength, speed, agility and the ability to fly.


Hancock is a member of a long lived and immortal race of beings who in ancient times were worshipped as gods. In modern times he woke up in a hospital amnesiac and alone. He took to drinking as a coping mechanism while also trying to use his abilities to save people. Due to intoxication he often caused massive property damage which made him unloved, jeered and more often than not a bigger problem than the criminals he caught.

His life changed upon saving Ray Embrey who helped him reform his image by quitting alcohol and serving a sentence in jail. Here he became a more serious and focused individual with renewed purpose in life. Released from prison to thwart a bank robbery he donned a costume and won the affection and respect of the city upon completing the task. With an unexplainable attraction to Ray’s wife Mary who reveals that she was his wife and also possesses superhuman powers though they diminish whenever they are in close proximity. That night he’s injured in a bar after being shot since his powers have begun waning. At the hospital she reveals their past before his amnesia. She herself is injured saving him and to save her he flees as far away as he can so her powers would return and save her.

Hancock ventures to New York a new man and confident Superhero ready to change the world!


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