Hector Hammond


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Hector Hammond

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While the world of supervillains has no shortage of swelled heads, the term truly applies to Hector Hammond. Writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane introduce Hammond in Green Lantern (GL) vol. 2 #5 (1961) as smooth-talking shyster who encounters a meteor fragment that triggers evolutionary advancement. He abducts a quartet of scientists and alters them into futuremen, their brains accelerated but their resolve dampened, and coerces them to invent technologically superior gadgets for which he takes credit and gains celebrity. The scientists construct a device that attracts (like a magnet) Green Lantern's power ring, which Hammond does not realize is actually the hero's spare, and with it he wages war against Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Hammond being trounced when his ring loses its twenty-four-hour charge. After a brief prison stint, the spiteful Hammond exposed himself to the meteor's rays, reappearing in Justice League of America #14 (1962) with an enlarged cranium and mind-over-matter powers. His obsession with mental amplification led Hammond to continually self-administer the meteor's radiation, ultimately paying an unexpected price: he now boasts a highly developed mind—and a gigantic, distorted head—with stupefying telekinetic and telepathic abilities, but has become physically inert, applying his machinations from a chair. Hammond's enmity against GL has engulfed those in Jordan's circle. Directing the bestial Shaggy Man to attack the Justice League, spearheading a new version of the Royal Flush Gang, attempting to control GL Guy Gardner, and faking the death of original GL Alan Scott's friend Doiby Dickles are just some of head games Hammond has played. With Jordan's resurrection from the dead in 2005, Hammond has reemerged, determined to return his power-ringed foe to the grave.
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Alas, the plucky gal has a stalker, scientist Dr Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), who is exposed to a wisp of Parallax's evil and begins to mutate into a hideous harbinger of doom.
Alas, the plucky gal has a stalker: scientist Dr Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), who is exposed to a wisp of Parallax's evil and begins to mutate into a hideous harbinger of doom.
Hal slowly comes to terms with his superpowers but standing in his way is eccentric dangerous scientist Dr Hector Hammond.
Standing in Hal's way is eccentric scientist Dr Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), who is exposed to a drop of Parallax's otherworldly powers and mutates into a hideous harbinger of doom.
Dr Hector Hammond (Saarsgard) is a physically-deicient
Registering more vividly, as villains often do, are Strong as the never entirely trustworthy Sinestro and Peter Sarsgaard as geeky scientist Hector Hammond, whose exposure to Parallax triggers a descent into psychotic monomania.
Parallax is a huge nebulous smokemonster, but there's a more human enemy on Earth in the shape of Dr Hector Hammond (Peter Saarsard, with a ludicrously large forehead to show he's brainy), who's infected with nasty stuff after examining the alien's body.
Luckily, she has a stalker: scientist Dr Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), who is exposed to a wisp of Parallax's evil and begins to mutate into a hideous harbinger of doom.
Government officials led by Amanda Waller (Angela Bassett) then spot the crash site and scientist Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) is asked to examine the body of the alien, but is infected and turned into a dome-headed freak with formidable psychic powers.
Standing in his way is eccentric scientist Dr Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), son of US senator Robert Hammond (Tim Robbins), who is exposed to a strange meteor which gifts him devastating powers.
Parallax is a huge nebulous smoke-monster, but there's a more human enemy on Earth in the shape of Dr Hector Hammond (Peter Saarsard, with a ludicrously large forehead to show he's brainy), who's infected with nasty stuff after examining the alien's body.
Most obviously were the film's many spectacular visual effects sequences, which included several titanic battles between the film's superhero title character, who has the ability to create anything he sees in his mind, his nemesis, Hector Hammond, and a mysterious, malevolent force known as Parallax.