Fridge / Hancock

Fridge Brilliance

  • Mary says that she and Hancock are siblings. He says "That's a lie - brothers and sisters don't kiss the way you kissed me last night." But moments before she said that they were known as gods in some cultures. Now take a look at the family tree of almost any major pantheon. It is entirely possible they were married and siblings. That leads to another Brilliance, since their kind were worshiped as gods for thousands of years they may even be the basis for any given pantheon in their universe.
  • During one scene, Hancock uses the word homo extremely liberally. It Crosses the Line Twice that he says it while in the modern day when homosexuality and same sex marriage are accepted. Then we figure out he's immortal and his last memory of his life was in the 1930s, a time where among most things, homophobia was not accepted behavior. So he was really just saying what would be expected from a Fish out of Temporal Water.
  • Mary eventually uses Hancock's "Call me _______ one more time" catchphrase. Makes sense; spend over 3,000 years with someone, and you're bound to pick up some of his habits.
  • The earliest incident Mary mentions to Hancock in the hospital is them having been attacked in Sumer. Combined with her describing her and Hancock as having been known as Gods and Angels to various cultures, it's worth pointing out that there was a Goddess in Sumer that was later known as Mary, Asherah. Asherah was the wife of the Sumerian god Anu, the equivalent to the Ugaritic god El, who became later known as Yahweh. Yes, THAT Yahweh. Guess who the only two deities of that pantheon still active in modern times are?
  • After Hancock leaves LA to save Mary, it's shown that he settled in New York City. Other than being on the other side of the country with plenty of distance, NYC is the perfect place for him. He's a legitimate superhero now, and where else would a superhero live?