Quote1 I can see a door. A... a green door... and... and there's someone looking through it. Quote2
-- Del Frye src

Del Frye was a rich and popular, yet humble, college student living the small town of Turango, Colorado. He was the star quarterback of a collegiate American football team. Since Del intended to become a professional player, his father, Dr. Frye, pressured him into taking a serum he had created based on Gamma radiation. Dr. Frye expected the serum to help Del improve his physique due to different injuries he expected his son to endure playing football. Unlike his father, who had also injected himself with the serum, Del suffered side-effects from the injection immediately. His eyes turned a deep green, and green blood began pouring from his mouth and eyes as he hallucinated about a Green Door and a being beyond it, before he collapsed dead.

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Del Frye before his transformation

Dr. Frye covered up Del's death, and the town simply believed the boy died suddenly due to natural causes. Because of this, Del was given a standard burial at Green Peak Cemetery, and the distance between the casket and the ground was too shallow to contain the radiation emanating from the body. As mourners visited the grave, they were infected with Gamma sickness, and began to die as well, spreading what the locals dubbed a "Chain of Grief." While drifting across the country, Bruce Banner learned of this regional illness. He visited Del's grave and identified the Gamma radiation coming from it. Before confronting Dr. Frye, he called the E.P.A. to alert them of the situation. When Del's remains were unearthed, he emerged from his coffin, alive, but mutated with the appearance of a desiccated, glowing corpse.[1]


Immortality: For all intents and purposes, like other Gamma mutates, Del Frye cannot permanently die. The exact nature of this ability is unknown; however, it is suggested that when he died, the Green Door opened and allowed him to "walk through" in order to successfully enable resurrection.[1]


Frye is a collegiate level athlete.[1]


Frye constantly produces lethal levels of radiation.[1]

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