ByJohn Boornazos, writer at

he Abomination is similar to the Hulk in terms of strength, stamina, speed and durability, and the ability to regenerate. In contrast with the Hulk, he retains his intellect after transforming, and cannot change back into human form. He also possesses gills, enabling underwater breathing; and, he can enter a state of suspended animation when bereft of oxygen for long periods. Originally, the Abomination is twice as strong as the Hulk, but unlike the Hulk his strength does not increase/decrease in proportion to level of anger, with the result that the Hulk is able to gain an advantage over Blonsky if the fight takes a sufficient amount of time for his anger to increase.

After being further empowered by Amatsu-Mikaboshi, the Abomination is considerably larger than before, can project hellfire and is strong enough to rip off the shell of his successor A-Bomb (something which the Red Hulk had previously been unable to do).[52]k Jones is an athletic man who previously had no superhuman powers. He has received training in combat gymnastics by Captain America, making him a highly skilled martial artist. He is also a skilled self-taught folk and rock n' roll singer and guitarist.

At one point Jones wielded the Destiny Force, a powerful ability utilized during the Kree-Skrull War storyline. With this power, through focus, he was able to perform amazing feats such as pull various members of the superhero team Avengers from the past, present and future, although this ability is generally random unless another controlling influence, such as Libra, is assisting him.[39]

Jones' latent psionic potential was once unleashed by the Kree Supreme Intelligence, but Jones is unable to utilize it at will. He was also for a time able to shift spacial/temporal positions with Mar-Vell, and later Genis-Vell.

After being held captive and subjected to extreme experiments by the Intelligencia,[volume & issue needed] Rick Jones has gained the ability to transform into a creature resembling the Abomination, granting him vast superhuman strength and durability (even the Red Hulk only caused superficial damage), but stunting his speech patterns in a similar manner to the classic Hulk persona.[28] His scales can change color to blend in with his surroundings. Following experimentation on him by MODOK, Rick's human persona became dominant, but at the price of trapping him in A-Bomb form.[40] Bruce speculates in a later storyline that this is actually a deliberate, albeit subconscious, action on Rick's part stemming from his fear of allowing others to come to harm because he may be unable to help them, prompting him to remain A-Bomb so that he can always be ready to help.[41] Due to the Hulk's wish, Rick can now transform at will while maintaining his full intelligence and personality.[42]


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