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|“||Kong's a pretty good king. Keeps to himself, mostly. This is his home, we're just guests. But you don't go into someone's house and start dropping bombs, unless you're picking a fight.||„|
— Lt. Hank Marlow (Kong: Skull Island)
A one-time WWII fighter pilot who crash-landed on Skull Island, Marlow has spent the last 28 years as a castaway in this strange land, surviving with the help of the indigenous Iwi tribe. Though wildly eccentric, the knowledge of its terrain and inhabitants becomes critical to the team’s survival.
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- Hank Marlow shares a last name with the protagonist of Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness, the inspiration for the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now.
- The back of Marlow's jacket reads "For Your Health," a reference to Dr. Steve Brule, the character John C. Reilly played on the TV shows Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. The patch and slogan on his jacket are also a reference to the jacket worn by Kaneda in Katsuhiro Otomo's manga AKIRA and its 1988 anime film adaptation.
- Marlow's jacket also contains a "Lizard Company" patch, echoing the "King Kong Company" patch worn by Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver.
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