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Doc Samson
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Real Name Leonard Samson
Alternate Identity Doc Samson
Powers and Abilities Incredible Strength and Durability
Team Affiliations Hulkbusters
Allies Hulk
Bruce Banner
Betty Ross
Rick Jones
Ghost Rider
Thaddeus Ross

Doctor Leonard Samson is a scientist with gamma radiated blood. While fellow gamma-powered scientist Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk, Samson maintains his form permanently.


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Samson worked with Betty Ross while the two were at Gamma Base in hoping to cure Bruce, and often found himself physically opposed the jade giant in battle. Whilst Samson doesn’t come close to matching The Hulk’s brute strength, his intelligence made up for it in their numerous confrontations. They worked as part of the Hulkbusters, though while the group generally tried to destroy Hulk the two worked to cure Banner.

Samson and Ross designed the Nutrient Bath, a device they believed would permanently separate Banner from Hulk. When Major Glenn Talbot interrupted the experiment, it was thought both Banner and Hulk would die. Samson revived Banner, but Hulk remained in a comatose state. With S.H.I.E.L.D. confiscating the Hulk without General Ross' and Samson's approval, Samson attacked the carrier which held the Hulk, accidentally reviving a mindless, savage Hulk. After his defeat at the hands of Hulk, Samson was arrested.

He was released after Bruce and Hulk returned to Gamma Base, as Betty needed him to make Banner and Hulk one and the same again. This eventually resulted in tragedy, as Banner became a new, Grey Hulk and Rick Jones was turned into a green Hulk.

It is presumed that he continued to seek a cure for Banner.


Doc Samson was voiced by Shadoe Stevens. His appearance on X-Men was an unspoken and unnamed cameo.

First version of the character outside the comics.

He only appears in the first season.

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