Real name: Manfred Ellsworth Haller
First Appearance: Savage She-Hulk 17 (Jun 1981)

Created by:

David Anthony Kraft
Michael Vosburg




Mystically augmented by the Cyttorak gem, giving him superhuman strength and durability as well as the ability to transform back and forth between his human form and superhuman form.

Man-Elephant, also known as Behemoth, is one of She-Hulk's most persistent and powerful enemies.


Manfred Ellsworth Haller is the designer and owner of Haller Hydraulics which is boasted as the world leader in hydraulics. Manfred designed a powerful suit that would enable someone to explore hostile areas. He offered Sheriff Morris Walters a chance to prove its worth by capturing She-Hulk. Manfred believed that the publicity would endorse the suit. Drawing She-Hulk into action, Man-Elephant proved more than a match for her. Once the She-Hulk's believed crimes were groundless, Man-Elephant backed off realizing that the suit would also be a good potential for abuse.

Later, a different incarnation of Man-Elephant battled She-Hulk. It is presumed that this Man-Elephant was a doppelganger of the original.

Manfred Haller was put out of business by Tony Stark and his assets were frozen. He traveled to Timbuktu where an Indian wise woman told him about Ganesah and gave him a gem shard from Cyttorak. This transforms Manfred into Behemoth who then defends the locals from Tuareg rebels.

Behemoth later tracked down She-Hulk to take revenge on her. She discovers that she is now a bounty hunter with her RV parked in New Jersey. However at the time, She-Hulk was in custody after helping the Lady Liberators in ousting a corrupt government of the country of Marinmer. She-Hulk's Skrull partner Jazinda posed as She-Hulk and was beaten by Behemoth. Behemoth turned Jazinda over to the government who placed her in a military medical facility to be studied. Lurking around in human form in case She-Hulk turned up, Manfred as Behemoth attacked She-Hulk only to be attacked by Thundra. In the confusion, Jazinda turned into Behemoth and escaped as the real Behemoth is defeated by She-Hulk.

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