While for most of the population, exposure to gamma radiation
results in death, there are a few select individuals where exposure
can allow the person to develop super-human abilities. In the
Marvel Universe, a resulting gamma mutation due to the exposure
to gamma radiation is determined by psychological as well as physicalogical
causes. Samual Sterns was a janitor with
little education or self-esteem when he was exposed to gamma radiation
and his hidden desire to be smart caused him to develope the superior
mental powers of the Leader. The foreign
spy Emil Blonsky had much self-loathing and
developed into the Abomination after exposure.
Due to Bruce Banner's personal history,
he had developed MPD(multiple personality disorder) and each personality
developed it's own abilities and characteristics and thus incarnation.
Other incarnations have developed over the years which have all
been based on the four core personalities. A recent self-exploration
into his own mind has shown Bruce that there may be other core
personalities, formed due to MPD, which have not yet seen the
light of day.
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