DR. MICHAEL HUNT
Real Name: Michael Hunt
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: John (a colleague), Quince Taranova, Typhoid Mary (Mary Walker)
Enemies: Mary Walker (Typhoid Mary), Wolverine (James Howlett)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Psychiatric Hospital somewhere in New York City
First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#150 (late March, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: None. He was a devoted psychologist who got easily distracted by his own hormones.
(Marvel Comics Presents#150 (fb) - BTS/Typhoid#1 (fb) ) - Dr. Hunt made it possible for Mary Walker to work in virtual reality where she could switch roles anonymously. It didn't stay this way because Hunt filmed her therapy sessions. Hunt found out that her two personalities were splintering into a third one, that Mary had the IQ of a genius and that her EEG pattern, pulse rate, and everything else changed with each personality. Mary came under Hunt's personal care after some time and he became obsessed with her. One day Mary fled from the psychiatry.
(Typhoid#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hunt gave copies of the tapes from Mary's therapy sessions to his good friend Quince Taranova.
(Marvel Comics Presents#150) - Dr. Hunt and his colleague John were searching for Mary and after three days they got a call from a local judge. They drove to his mansion and the judge offered them certain rewards for their discretion because Mary had been with him all three days. Hunt assured him that there would be no scandal in the press because he was just relieved to have his patient back. Hunt entered the room with Typhoid Mary and wanted her to switch into Mary Walker but Typhoid didn't do it, and
instead seduced him. Hunt couldn't resist her, and he became angry when John entered the room. John narcotized her and talked with Hunt about his unprofessional
behavior. Hunt defended himself by telling John that he was in love with Mary, but John thought that Hunt was just in love with the Typhoid persona. John told Hunt that he wouldn't report him because he was his best buddy, but he also warned Hunt to get a grip of himself because otherwise this case could take Hunt down.
Mary woke up in the psychiatric hospital again and couldn't remember what had happened, but Hunt told her not to worry about this anymore. Mary trusted him and once again gave herself into his hands. Some time later Mary's former partner Wolverine came by and asked her to help him rescue a child. Hunt didn't want to allow him to take Mary with him because it was too delicate for her to leave his personal care now that the integration process was about to begin. Wolverine knew that only one personality would survive this and the sweat on Hunt's brow told him that Hunt had already decided that the personality he had the hots for would survive. Wolverine left with Mary, and Hunt quietly asked Wolverine to just bring her back.
(Marvel Comics Presents#151) - Some days later Mary returned to the psychiatry and opposed Dr. Hunt who was working at his computer. She now had a fourth persona who knew that Hunt tried to murder all personalities except Typhoid and this persona didn't believe Hunt's lies that she needed him to become sane. He told her that he loved her, but Mary didn't believe this either because she knew that he just fell in lust for Typhoid Mary. Hunt became angry and told Mary that he really thought that she had used her female witchcraft all her life to seduce men. He threatened her that she would get what she deserved and continued to ramble about how she was just an evil seductress. She cried for help and security came to the room. Hunt told them that Mary was his patient, but she told them that Hunt held her captive, drugged her, and abused her and that they would find evidence in his videotape library. Hunt was arrested and Mary could leave the psychiatry.
(Typhoid#1 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Hunt's already weakened mental state worsened and he became officially a patient himself.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti & Steve Lightle.
He wasn't seen in Daredevil/Deadpool '97, but I think that he too became a victim of Typhoid Mary's revenge tour somewhere BTS.
His first name was revealed in Typhoid's profile in OHOTMU A-Z HC#12.
Profile by Markus Raymond
Dr. Hunt has no known connection to:
Marvel Comics Presents I#150-151 (Late March-Early April, 1994) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Steve Lightle (artist), Michael Kraiger (assistant editor), Richard Ashford (editor) Last updated: 12/15/04 Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know. Non-Marvel Copyright info
Dr. Hunt body shot: Marvel Comics Presents#150, p2-3, pan2
Dr. Hunt head shot: Marvel Comics Presents#151, p27, pan2
Typhoid#1 (November, 1995) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Van Fleet (artist), Polly Watson (assistant editor), Marie Javins (editor)
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Marvel Comics Presents I#150-151 (Late March-Early April, 1994) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Steve Lightle (artist), Michael Kraiger (assistant editor), Richard Ashford (editor)
Last updated: 12/15/04
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