This report was filed during a time when the Abomination was presumed deceased; he has recently resurfaced
The subject, Emil Blonsky was perhaps best known as the super criminal Abomination. He presented as a reptilian figure tall and muscled far beyond recognizable human standards. He is currently believed to be deceased.
Unlike his gamma powered counterpart the Hulk, Blonsky had almost always retained his full cognitive functioning in his mutated form and his strength did not vary dependent on his emotional state, something the client derived considerable pride from. Also unlike the Hulk, Blonsky did not switch between the Abomination and a human alter ego. He was always in his Abomination form. This, along with a disfiguring episode involving toxic waste and his inability to defeat Hulk, appeared to be at the root of the client’s unhealthy fixation with Bruce Banner’s alter ego.
In past dealings with him, this writer has only seen the subject when he was under restraints. Although the plan was to lift such restraints as trust developed, the therapeutic relationship never reached that point before Blonsky was apparently killed by gunshot.
In session, when not venting about the Hulk, the client was, by turns, egotistical and condescending, responsibility avoidant, quick to perceive offense, threatening, and remorseless. He spoke with a slight Russian accent that grew more pronounced the more agitated and bellicose he became. It was often his expressed belief that everything good that has ever happened to him was deserved and he was owed still more. Additionally, he insisted that the bad things that had happened to him had nothing to do with his actions.
There was a time when Blonsky had seemingly come to terms with his life events and had, in essence, forgiven the Hulk. However, by the time the writer met with the subject, that period of apparent personal progress had been long erased. He was angry and, because of this anger, as reckless as he had ever been.
At the time, the subject was diagnosed with both Narcissistic and Antisocial Personality Disorder after it was determined he fit eight of the criteria for NPD (grandiose self-importance, arrogant, belief in own “specialness,” obsessed with power fantasies, sense of entitlement, interpersonally exploitative, envious, and lacking in empathy) and six of for ASPD (failure to conform to societal norms, deceitfulness, impulsive, aggressive, recklessness, and lack of remorse). Although the writer felt the subject also might have Borderline Personality Disorder, sufficient evidence of this never manifested itself over the course of treatment.
Overall, the client seemed unwilling to engage in therapy in an honest, open way and therefore was never truly “in treatment.” He was angry, violent, blind to how he contributed to his own failings, and either unwilling or unable to view situations from the perspectives of others. This writer has come across nothing since that indicates Blonsky changed in any significant way before his death to make him a better candidate for therapy.
Further information on Abomination’s return was filed by Dr. Mark Waid and Dr. Mark Bagley in the document HULK #2, available now
Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens, MA is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Consultant and Psychology intern at a small(ish) university in New York City who has extensive experience working with individuals with Personality Disorders and less experience working with gamma altered human beings who resemble reptiles.