First Appearance
Hancock (film)
Bobby Billings, Vincent Ngo, Vincent Gilligan
Team Affliations
Base Of Operations
Los Angeles California (formerly), Harlem, New York
Flight, Super Strength, Eternal Youth, Weather Control, Invulnerability, Super Hearing
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience
Tools and Weapons
Relationships: Mary Embrey( 4 B.C.-1928)
Hancock was Mary’s Husband from 4 B.C. To 1928 due to Hancock losing his memory because of his fractured skull. Hancock and Mary were going to see a movie when they were jumped in the alley and Hancock was hit really hard and bliss was spilling everywhere, this happened due to him and Mary being close to each other, when they are close they lose their immortality but when they are separated they regain their powers, when the ambulance came Mary was not allowed to ride in the ambulance with Hancock but she went to the hospital next morning, but when Hancock was awake he had no memory of his and Mary’s relationship, so she left to let him heal and let him have a better life so that he can keep his powers

Hancock is a superhero in the 2008 superhero film Hancock. He is played by Will Smith.

Hancock is over 3000 years old. He is unable to remember anything prior to 1928 due to suffering a bout of amnesia. At the beginning of the story, Hancock does not care about his public image and he often causes more [monetary] damage than he prevents while performing heroic acts. He is often drunk or hungover which results in the public he attempts to help distrusting and disliking him. After saving the life of public relations spokesman Ray Embrey, Hancock works with Embrey to attempt to repair his tarnished public image and eventually Ray helps Hancock to become a respected hero.

Hancock is currently located in New York.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Hancock is approximately 3,000 years old and it has been revealed that in his past he lived in ancient Rome and Greece; however due to amnesia the farthest back he can remember is living in Miami, approximately 80 years ago. Hancock woke up in a hospital after a black out caused by his skull being fractured. Due to the amnesia he could not recall his name and was unaware of his prior relationship with Mary Embrey. He recalled nothing regarding his past life. When discharged from hospital the reception nurse asked him for his "John Hancock". Thinking that this was his name, he adopted the name as his identity.

Eventually landing up in Los Angeles Hancock attempted to serve as a superhero with mixed success. It is established that while he was successful in reducing crime, problems arose due to his alcohol drinking problem, he frequently caused more damage than he prevented. Hancock displayed an irresponsible and arrogant attitude, refusing to submit to court subpoenas to answer to lawsuits.

After preventing the death of Ray Embrey in a train accident, a grateful Ray attempts to improve Hancock's public image. Ray persuades Hancock that the best way to repair his public image is to appear humble and him turn himself in to the courts gambling that the city will eventually realise that they need Hancock to keep crime at manageable levels. Eventually Ray's plan works and in response to rapidly rising crime rates the city releases Hancock to help with a hostage situation.

After thwarting the hostage situation and subduing the criminal gangs leader Red Parker by cutting off the hand in which he was holding a detonator, the city welcomed Hancock back.

Spending more and more time with Ray's family Hancock feels an attraction to Ray's wife Mary which eventually leads to the revelation that Mary appears to share similar powers to Hancock, manifested by Mary throwing Hancock through the kitchen wall and down the street.

Mary initially attempts to convince Hancock that they are brother and sister but eventually tells him the truth that they were created to be together. The pair end up battling each other and Hancock learns his true age. Mary reveals to Hancock that they are the last of their kind and the race they belonged to were once referred to as Gods and Angels but were now thought of as superheroes. Mary inadvertently reveals her secret powers to Ray and both she and Hancock tell Ray the full details of their past and their prior relationship.

Hancock prevents a liquor store robbery but is shot twice in the chest in the process. He is then immediately rushed to the hospital. While visiting Hancock in hospital Mary reveals that prolonged contact with each other results in deterioration of both their powers and eventually they will lose their immortality. She then describes their lives from 4 B.C. up to 1928, the year Hancock lost his memory.

Taking advantage of Hancock's weakened state Red Parker shows up at the hospital and attacks Hancock, during the attack Mary is shot trying to protect Hancock. After sustaining a severe beating at the hands of Red's henchmen, Hancock is helpless and about to be killed by Red, but Ray intervenes, cutting off Red's remaining hand with a fire axe and then killing Red. Hancock then flees because greater distance from Mary will allow them both to recover from their injuries. Hancock accepts that he and Mary cannot be together and seems to happily let Mary live her life with Ray. Hancock currently resides in New York where he appears to be successfully carrying out his duties as a superhero.

In the mid-credits scene a criminal is on the loose, and when he takes a hostage, Hancock shows up. Hancock tells the police to put their weapons down. The criminal calls him an asshole and Hancock turns and smiles at him.

==Powers Superhuman strength Flight Invulnerability Sharp nails

Skills and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Hancock is a skilled fighter, with the advantage of several millenia of fighting experience.

References in other media[edit | edit source]

- In the film The Kings of Summer, one of the characters try to bring the movie to mind, though accidentally refer to it as Heimlich.

- In the TV series Family Guy in the episode "Big Man on Hippocampus", Hancock is presented as an in-flight movie on a plane.

- In the movie Disaster Movie, a parody of Hancock briefly appears.

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