‘s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law only explored minor villains and story arcs that ended in one episode. However, they teased something much bigger. In episode 3, we got to see the The Wrecking Crew attacks Jennifer to get his blood. Naturally, they failed as they couldn’t pierce his Hulk skin. They then reported to their boss. Since then, there has been much speculation regarding who could be the evil mastermind. Some even threw in the names of Kingpin, Baron Zemo, and Thunderbolt Ross. However, we have a new theory after the final scene of She hulk episode 6. The mastermind could be Dr. Samuel Sterns aka The Leader.
She-Hulk episode 6 ending scene
The final scene shows a technologically advanced laboratory and a person working there. Turns out they’ve been watching Jen really closely and somehow getting live footage of her from the wedding. In the meantime, they check his vitals and blood and attempt to map his DNA. Then a message appears from the guy called HulkKing who was seen posting on the Intelligencia website. He was asking when the next phase of their plan was ready to begin.
Then the screen zooms out and we see another lab technician preparing some kind of injection with a vial attached and placing it in a box with a danger sign on it. This device will most likely be used by the Wrecking Crew once again to try and pierce She-Hulk’s skin and extract her blood. So who could be the real mastermind behind all of this? Well, we have two theories to present to you.
Is the leader the mastermind behind the Wrecking Crew?
Do you remember Dr. Samuel Sterns from The Incredible Hulk? Well, after the drops of blood from the Hulk’s veins fell on his head, he transitioned into The Leader, a very well-known and fearsome villain from Marvel comics. However, that transformation happened off-screen, and The Leader hasn’t been seen in the MCU since. But we have good news because the Leader will be the main antagonist of Captain America: New World Order. In fact, it could set up a much bigger storyline through the She-Hulk conspiracies.
When Samuel Sterns became the leader, the blood irradiated by Gamma gave him ultimate intelligence instead of strength. Now, it wouldn’t shock fans if the leader is after She-Hulk DNA. In fact, Samuel Sterns did most of his research and experimentation using Banner’s blood to try and help him find a cure. Now that he’s a villain, he could try to weaponize She-Hulk’s blood and create others like him, a sort of army. Another thing to note is that the Leader could use his online alias Mr. Blue to contact the HulkKing.
Some fans claimed that the lab techs teased at the end of episode 6 couldn’t have been the chef because their hands didn’t look green in color. However, these people could simply be part of the chief’s machinations, mere pawns in his endgame. The Leader could still be the real mastermind behind it all, and these guys just report to him, just like the Wrecking Crew did.
Todd Phelps may be trying to get She-Hulk’s DNA
Another theory claims that it is actually Todd Phelps who is after She-Hulk DNA. He’s the same guy who went on a date with Matcher’s She-Hulk and was nothing more than a fan boy. Turns out he might be the mastermind after all. Even during the date, he was obsessed with his powers and wanted to know more about them. Todd is also a client of GLK and H and is represented by Mallory Book. It might make sense that he hired the Wrecking Crew and could bankroll a tech-savvy lab considering he’s a billionaire. Let’s also not forget that he called She-Hulk a specimen. Maybe that was a clue to his plans. Only time will tell !