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?

Fridge Logic

  • When Hancock has sex in the Unrated Cut, it ends up being Destructo-Nookie, and he almost kills his partner. How was Mary able to conceal her powers since she was married?
    • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.
    • Maybe she fakes it.
  • When Ray is introduced, he apparently has some hot reputation that is immediately dispelled by his actions at the meeting. How did he get his rep in the first place?
  • After Hancock healed and began suffering from amnesia from being injured and hospitalized, why did Mary never come looking for him again during the decades before hooking up with Ray?
    • As explained in the movie, they become mortal and vulnerable to injury and age if they stay together. Perhaps she just wanted to stay immortal, powerful, and youthful to avoid dying like the other members of her race. Either that or she just wanted to forget and get away from Hancock because of past baggage and be with other mates. In her own words, she and Hancock broke up decades before Ray was born and she didn't think Hancock would miss being around someone he didn't remember, so she figured it was completely fine to let him think he was the only one of his kind.
      • It seems moreso that Mary tends to be the one who causes trouble and Hancock takes the hit for it. So looking at the time period, it is unwise for Mary a white women and Hancock a black man in the 1930's to 1960's to be seen together in the US. Also for Hancock in general, being black and mortal during this time period could pose a problem. So for his own protection she stays away so he can remain powerful.
  • Mary mentioned those of her race like Hancock are drawn to one another and that Mary and Hancock have been in an on-again off-again relationship for thousands of years due to various past incidents. Does that mean after Ray eventually dies, the two will continue the same song-and-dance all over again until Hancock decides to finally stop being a hero and wants to stick close to Mary?