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Hank Marlow is a character created by Legendary Pictures who made his first appearance within the 2017 MonsterVerse film Kong: Skull Island where he is the tetartagonist.

He is portrayed by John C. Reilly, who also played Wreck-It Ralph in Disney's film of the same name, Eddie Noodleman in Sing and 5 in 9.

Biography

Kong: Skull Island

Hank Marlow acted as a Lieutenant during the events of World War II, before being stranded on Skull Island. He crashed on the island with a Japanese pilot named Gunpei Ikari, who still continued to fight until Ikari almost killed Hank, but then a gigantic gorilla known as Kong showed up and scared off Ikari. Hank spend the next course of 30 years stranded on Skull Island, during the time he began living with the people on, the Iwis, who would tell him about how Kong as considered to a god to them and the last of his kind, who were slaughtered by a race of subterranean reptile creatures, that he would dub "Skullcrawlers" and the only thing keeping from destroying all life on the island, and he even became friend with Ikari, until he was killed by one of the Skullcrawlers.

He then encountered James Conrad and his band of travelers during their expedition to the lost island, explaining who Kong is, while also speaking about the "devils" who lived below, also known as the Skullcrawlers. He explains to them the reason why Kong attacked them because when they dropped bombs on Skull Island they woke up some of the Skullcrawlers, and tells them about the largest of the Skullcrawlers known as the Big One, who killed Kong’s whole species.

Upon leaving Skull Island, Marlow (now clean-shaven and wearing a new military uniform) located his wife and son in Chicago. Upon knocking on the door, he was greeted by the sight of his son, now a grown man. Initially, he was confused at Marlow's presence, until his mother came along and, shocked at the sight of Marlow, slowly and tearfully embraced him; afterwards, his son learned that Marlow was his dad, and gladly shook his hand while holding back tears of joy. Marlow was last seen enjoying a hot dog, chips, and a bottle of cold beer while watching a Cubs baseball game.

Powers & Abilities

  • Multilingualism: In addition to speaking English, Marlow can speak Japanese and can communicate in the silent manner the Iwi do.
  • Swordsmanship: Marlow is very skilled with a sword, as such in particular using Gunpei's katana in combat.

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