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General BioEdit

Alias: Dr. Leonard "Leo" Samson

Designation: Artificially Enhanced

Powers: Superhuman strength, stamina, durability, and genius-level intellect

This Incarnation: Classic

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk #14

Leonard Samson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father, Dr. Leo (short for Leonard) Skivorski, was a popular psychiatrist in his hometown who specialized in treating young women, most of whom he had affairs with. Mrs. Skivorski had nicknamed her husband "Samson" after his long hair. Leonard Skivorski Junior initially expressed disinterest in becoming a psychiatrist, perhaps because he resented his father's philandering. Despite this he became a college professor and psychiatrist. After Bruce Banner was temporarily cured of being the Hulk by siphoning off the gamma radiation that caused his transformations, Samson, who had been working with Banner/Hulk in his job as a psychiatrist, exposed himself to some of the siphoned radiation, granting him a superhumanly strong and muscular physique and causing his hair to turn green and to grow long, reminiscent of his biblical namesake. Initially, Samson's physical strength depends upon the length of his hair, though his gamma mutation eventually stabilized making the length of his hair no longer a factor. Shortly afterward, his flirting with Betty Ross caused a jealous Banner to re-expose himself to radiation, becoming the Hulk once more to battle Samson. He learned that his power decreases when he cuts his green hair, but then lost his powers due to the bombardment of intense gamma radiation. Feeling guilty about his role in his patient's return to being the Hulk, Samson would spend much time working with Banner over the years.


Superhero Squad Edit

Doc Samson currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:

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