We’ve all had tumultuous relationships – times when we were with someone who we just shouldn’t be with. You never had conversations – you had shouting matches. You didn’t have fight – you had all out brawls. These toxic relationships are a curse without a clear way out. We were privy to this kind of relationship in the pages of the Hulk when Joe Fixit was dating Marlo. She loved him, she hated him, he didn’t care for her… until he finally did and by then… it was too late.
When Fixit fights off Werewolf by Night and saves Marlo’s life he also realizes that she loves him. But not him.She loves the him who he is not. Does that make sense? Read it again and get back to me.
She loves the humanity of Fixit – the Banner side of Hulk. The side that Fixit hates. He realizes can’t depend on anyone or anything – it reminds me of the end of Heat with Robert DeNiro where he walks away from his girl because that’s what he HAD to do.