She-Hulk’s Intelligencia highlights the dark side of internet trolls

The following contains spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Season 1, Episode 6, “Just Jen”, which debuted on September 22 on Disney+.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law She dropped a name (other than “Matt Murdock”) that excited Marvel fans due to its comic book history. but, Strong woman They didn’t dive deep into those rabbit holes, instead highlighting the very real dark side of internet trolls through a site called “Intelligence”.

In Season 1, Episode 2 “Superhuman Law,” the opening was marked by sending casual misogynistic fun to some self-proclaimed Marvel fans. It did well because the series didn’t focus on it, like boys act with todd. However, while the public can laugh at the inherent stupidity of casual misogyny, online hate can manifest as offline violence. At the end of “Just Jen,” the show offers an even darker look at this kind of online reaction. Mallory Bock and Nikki Ramos stumbled upon the “Cancel She-Hulk” board – making a false account from the crypto bros think 30-year-old women were “disgusting” – that initially looked the same. As they scroll, they soon find leaflets from men speculating on how she should have been killed. However, the site hosting the content is Intelligencia, a name that Marvel Comics fans know may be linked to a real plot against the She-Hulk.

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In the comics, “Intelligentsia” is an “organic” computer created by Skrull scientists. with secret invasion On the horizon, this could be the Easter egg that Marvel Studios is offering here. However, there is also “Intelligencia”, led mostly by B-class villains, two of whom are heading into the MCU: MODOK and The Leader. with Tim Blake Nelson reprise his role From Incredible Hulk for Captain America: New World Order, a website that trades people’s hate into an extremist seems like a good thing to him. more than She-Hulk: Attorney at Law It can be a legal comedy, Captain America: New World Order It can show how bad guys manipulate and radicalize people with seemingly innocuous things, like terrible memes and hateful text posts.

In the real world, women targeted for online harassment do not have gamma radiation abilities to defend themselves. It is very easy for a person with violent thoughts to focus on a woman and try to find her. Ignoring these corners of the internet only allows them to fester, further infecting society. Mallory tells Nikki to leave her alone. She knows that anyone who tries to take out She-Hulk will do it It crashed like the wrecking crew did. However, those chumps were part of some plan to obtain She-Hulk’s blood, which could be exploited in any number of ways. This website moment is simply about how violent and hateful certain corners of the internet are, with the explicit and violent images missing because this series is on Disney+, after all.

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It’s fun to wonder if this villainous site is associated with either Skrulls or The Leader (or even MODOK in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania). Whatever it is, it’s definitely just an Easter egg because She-Hulk: Attorney at Law It is a sitcom. Only, this series really excels at introducing little moments into its episodes that highlight a very unfamiliar truth. The series gave viewers Jin an explanation of how women manage anger and A Simple Metaphor Behind She-Hulk Hair Growth. Mallory’s reaction is played as pragmatism, but there is also fear. Online trolling can turn into offline violence, which is a very real concern, especially for women who find themselves in the public eye.

Marvel Studios expertly blends their big stories with individual ones, so the Intelligencia website may appear elsewhere. but on She-Hulk: Attorney at LawIt’s a moment meant to show that “just trolling” on the Internet isn’t as simple as it seems.

See if the show pays for those death threats when She-Hulk: Attorney at Law releases new episodes every Thursday on Disney+.

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