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The Leader

Real Name: Samuel Sterns
First Appearance: Return Of The Beast, Part One
Voices: Matt Frewer
The man who originally sabotaged Bannerís Gamma Reactor test, Sterns considers himself responsible for The Hulkís creation, and believes that the Hulkís great strength should be his.

After the devastation of the blast nearly ruined gamma base, Sterns was part of the clean up crew. An accident on the scaffolding saw him fall into a pool of gamma waste, greatly increasing his intelligence and creating an evil streak in him.

Aided by the mutated Gargoyle and the brutish Abomination, The Leader has tried to steal The Hulkís strength on several occasions. He finally succeeded when Hulk became separated from Banner. With his own brilliant intelligence and his newfound strength, he returned to gamma base in an attempt to kidnap Bruce Banner. He realised that he couldnít control the Hulkís rage, and the monster attacked the same gamma reactor that created him in the first place.

Realising the danger he was in, he transferred The Hulkís strength back into Hulk. Unfortunately for him, the transformation didnít simply cause him to lose his additional strength, his intelligence also decreased, eventually turning him back into Samuel Sterns. He and Gargoyle later tricked Grey Hulk into mutating him back via the Gamma transmitter, but Green Hulk appeared and destroyed The Leaderís lab.

He continued to work on a way to steal The Hulkís strength, one day hoping to become a God with it.