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She-Hulk’s latest installment may have been described by its fourth-wall-breaking leader as a “self-contained wedding episode,” but that didn’t stop it from teasing the involvement of a major group of comics supervillains: Intelligence. However, according to the show, her introduction took a very 2022 twist.
While Jen Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is away on maid of honor duties at an old friend’s wedding in ‘Just Jen,’ her colleague Mallory (Renée Elise Goldsberry) and her best friend Nikki (Ginger Gonzaga) must solve a divorce case. While representing Mr. Immortal, a man who would rather fake his own death than end a relationship, against his ex, they find out about a website called Intelligencia. In their downtime, they sneak onto the page and discover that it’s filled with trolling posts about She-Hulk, some of which even discuss how she could be killed.
At the end of the episode, we see an identified person in a lab coat perusing a scientific database under Jen’s name before receiving a message from someone going by the username ‘HulkKing’.
“Is the next phase of the plan ready?” she says, as another man prepares a nasty-looking syringe. Remember at the end of episode 3 when Jen was attacked by that gang of armed Asgardians, the Wrecking Crew, and one of them tried to inject her, but couldn’t pierce her green skin? Probably all related.
Whether or not the final moments tie into the Intelligencia site is still unclear, but Marvel fans likely heard when the first was mentioned. In the comics, Intelligencia was initially formed so criminal masterminds could share valuable information. However, it disbanded when Doctor Doom betrayed the Intel from him. He was later organized again by MODOK and the Leader to defeat the Hulk, after he returned to Earth and waged war on the planet. Your mission? Formulate his own mix of gamma and cosmic radiation to create a powerful being that could defeat him.
It’s worth noting that MODOK, formerly known as George Tarleton, is expected to appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and that Doctor Doom could very well be in Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Over the years, Intelligencia has also teamed up with Mister Sinister, the Sinister Six, and Deadpool, the latter of whom has already been confirmed to join the MCU. We suspect this isn’t the last we’ll hear from Intelligence as the series (and franchise) continues.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law returns Thursday, September 29 on Disney Plus. To make sure you don’t miss an episode, check out our She-Hulk release schedule or find out where the show fits into the MCU with our Marvel timeline.