Emil Blonsky is a KGB agent who becomes the Abomination after deliberately exposing himself to the same gamma radiation (but in a greater quantity) that transforms Bruce Banner into the Hulk. Blonsky survives the radiation, as like Bruce Banner, he belongs to a small minority born with a genetic
factor that caused them to mutate instead of die horribly. As a result, Blonsky is transformed into a massive green-skinned
monster with physical strength exceeding even that of the Hulk. In his first appearance, the Abomination is more than twice
as powerful as a calm Hulk. While able to retain his mental faculties, Blonsky soon discovered that he is unable to return
to human form.
Blaming his condition on Banner and his alter ego, the Hulk, Blonsky returns to attack his arch foe
time and again. Although stronger than the Hulk in a calm state, the Abomination is almost always been beaten by the Hulk's
sheer savagery. In later issues, it is revealed that Blonsky's transformation alienates his ex-wife, Nadia. Coupled with constant
defeats at the hands of the Hulk, this drives Blonksy insane with hatred for Banner. The Abomination also grows incensed upon
learning that Banner has married Betty Ross, the daughter of General Thunderbolt Ross. With the loss of his wife, Blonsky decides that Banner should also lose his spouse. The Abomination
subsequently poisons Betty with his radioactive blood, causing Banner and his associates to believe that her close proximity
to the Hulk has given her a fatal case of radiation poisoning. Banner later exposes the Abomination's role in Betty's false
death, and the Hulk defeats him in combat. Banner then forgives the Abomination, who cannot accept this act. Blonsky finally
realizes that he has been living a lie - it is he who is the monster, not the Hulk.
Months later, the still-grieving General Ross manipulates the Hulk into attacking and almost killing
the Abomination. The Abomination is then taken into custody by the military, and as punishment is forced to watch a film loop
of himself and his wife prior to his transformation, making his incarceration a constant reminder of what he has lost.
Eventually, operatives from the secret organization Home Base release the Abomination in order to fight
the Hulk. The Abomination has become even more vicious as a result of his incarceration, and reminds Banner of the loss of
Betty to goad him into a violent response. The plan backfires as the Abomination faces an enraged Hulk, who utterly defeats