The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been absolutely shaken up by She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, with the Disney+ series being filled with wild moments and shocking Easter eggs. Along the way, the series has featured some epic and hilarious Marvel cameos, including several from characters who have already become mainstays in the MCU. But the series’ fourth episode might’ve had one of the weirdest Marvel references that the show has had — potentially setting up a long-awaited character’s debut. Spoilers for Episode 4 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law below! Only look if you want to know!
The episode followed Jennifer Walters/She-Mass (Tatiana Maslany) addressing Wong (Benedict Wong) in a legal dispute against Donny Blast (Rhys Coiro), a phase performer who has been unreliably involving the Spiritualist Expressions in his show. One of Donny’s casualties, Madisynn (Patty Guggenheim) affirms in court that she was shipped off a Damnation aspect, where she needed to sign a settlement with an evil spirit goat named Jake to get away. Madisynn couldn’t get into the points of interest of that agreement, saying that Jake would “procure her spirit, and the spirits of all [she] loves” in any case.
While not affirmed altogether, this scene could undoubtedly be deciphered as indicating Mephisto, the dim ruler who frequently leads over Wonder’s rendition of Agony. While Jake isn’t a nom de plume by Mephisto in the comics, he really does some of the time pass by the comparable sounding name of “Jack Scratch” — and he frequently sports a goat-like structure.
Assuming this turns out to be a deception to Mephisto, it would show up after fans have spent the better piece of the MCU’s Stage 4 estimating about when and how the person could show up. That started pretty vigorously in WandaVision, and furthermore persisted into projects like What If…?, Loki, and Bug Man: Absolutely no chance Home.
“We didn’t think this series needed a big bad,” WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer explained in an interview last year. “I mean, the big bad is grief, you know, and that’s the story that we were telling, and then we got a bonus baddie in the form of Agatha Harkness who ended up facilitating Wanda’s therapy, so yeah, I think we feel pretty good about that.”
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