Thunder Man, Away!
Henry "Hank" Thunderman is a main character in The Thundermans. He used to be a superhero called "Thunder Man" back in Metroburg but he retired and moved to Hiddenville with his family to live a normal family. Hank is portrayed by Chris Tallman.
Hank was born in Metroburg and later became the famous superhero known as "Thunder Man." He dated and married Barbara McBooger.
As a superhero, Hank stopped some of the worst supervillains including Green Ghoul and Dr. Colosso. However, Hank could never stop Evilman, who also had Super Strength and Flight superpowers, just like Hank. Hank's sidekick was shot into space by the supervillain Dark Mayhem as revealed in Thundermans: Secret Revealed.
After a successful career as a superhero, Hank (and Barb) retired from being a superhero and moved the family to Hiddenville in order to live a normal life as they bring up their kids. However, he never fully left the superhero life behind. He uses every chance he's got to use his superpowers, especially his flight. He often flies through the ceiling using his catchphrase "Thunder Man, Away!!!" He still helps the Hero League when they need him. For example, in Haunted Thundermans, the Hero League asked him to come out of retirement and stop the Green Ghoul.
Hank never got a job in Hiddenville and therefore spends most of his time in the house. In Breaking Dad, he became Phoebe and Max's substitute teacher at Hiddenville High but couldn't continue because he didn't have a teaching license.
Hank has been helping Phoebe in superhero training. He had started training Phoebe in Thunder Van but realized that she wasn't ready. Phoebe chose him to be her official mentor in No Country for Old Mentors.
In Thundermans: Secret Revealed, Hank's powers were taken away by Max when Max was working with Dark Mayhem. After Max restored their powers, Hank got Barb's Electrokinesis but was fixed later, restoring their original powers.
During the 75th Annual Supe Awards in "Come What Mayhem" Hank and Barb receive the Platinum Cape Lifetime Achievement Award for their superhero work. Hank reveals that he's saved the word 346 times.
Hank is unwillingly retired and uses any opportunity he gets to use his powers, even if that's just flying to get his favorite sauce from another country. He tends to brag a lot, especially when telling his superhero stories. Like the rest of the Thundermans, he is very competitive and isn't afraid to compete against his kids as seen in multiple episodes.
- Barb Thunderman is the wife of Hank Thunderman. They are passionate towards each other and were partners in their superhero days. They also work together against their kids sometimes as well. However, they have been shown to be competitive with each other, as shown in Up, Up, and Vacay and Kiss Me Nate.
- Max is Hank's oldest son. They interact sometimes and can get along with each other as well. They are both similar in that they are very laid-back, they can't resist junk food, love TV, and can be quite materialistic as well. However, Max thinks that Hank is lame. Hank has also implied that Max is his least favorite kid(likely because of his previous aspiration to be a supervillain), but that has changed since Max chose to be a superhero.
- Phoebe is Hank's oldest daughter. They interact quite a lot and can get along quite well. Hank has been shown to train Phoebe a lot since she has been really determined to be a superhero since day one. Phoebe does think that Hank is lame, but she really looks up to him as well. Hank has been strict on her, particularly in her romantic life as well as her social life.
- Billy is Hank's youngest son. Hank has tried in the past to have the typical "father-son" relationship and has sometimes succeeded and sometimes failed. Billy thinks that Hank is lame, but he does really look up to him. They also are the only ones who know that Billy mailed Nora to Abu Dhabi right after she was born.
- Nora is Hank's middle daughter. They hang around each other quite a lot and interact quite a lot as well. Hank is scared of Nora, as she often manipulates him to get what she wants. Nora thinks that Hank is lame, but she does look up to him a little bit.
- Chloe is Hank's youngest daughter. They interact quite a bit. Chloe and Hank have been seen to eat too much junk food in Aunt Misbehavin'. Unlike her siblings, Chloe doesn't really think that Hank is lame.
Mike and Hank were former friends and were arch enemies. It is shown that in Evil Never Sleeps, that on Mike's side he's possible friends with Hank.
Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman Strength: Hank has the power to lift and carry heavy objects with almost an incalculable amount of strength. With this, he can bend solid metal and smash cement blocks as if it were nothing. According to Barb, he has problems controlling it when he is emotional.
- Supersonic Flight: He is able to fly faster than sound. The exact limit is unknown, although he can make it to Peru and back in a matter of minutes. Usually, when using this ability, he has to say "Thunder Man, away!" before taking off into the air. But, it is not necessary as he has used the ability without the catchphrase. He is usually seen flying out of the house through the ceiling and makes a big hole in the ceiling, which causes some plaster to fall.
- Aerial Adaptation: Hank has the power to adapt to the environment that he is around allowing him to further his flight abilities.
- Atmospheric Adaptation: Hank can instantaneously adjust to any given atmospheric environment allowing him to travel in both cold and hot environments with ease.
- Vacuum Adaptation: In You Stole My Thunder, Man, he brought home a rock with the American flag from the moon that Neil Armstrong and Dr. Buzz Aldrin placed on July 29th, 1969.
- Interstellar Travel: Hank has the power to travel across interstellar distances.
- Invulnerability: Hank has shown such a high level of durability that it at the level of an invulnerable state. He can smash through thick objects, such as the roof to the house, without damaging his body or experiencing any pain. In the episode You've Got Fail, he mentioned being able to fly into the sun but was still susceptible to poison ivy. Also in A Hero Is Born, when Barb was giving birth and released large amounts of lightning it was enough to knock him back, repeated knocks made him mentally delirious, but he wasn’t affected physically.
- Thundersense: He has the ability to sense danger before it occurs. However, it is not always specific enough to tell what the danger is. He told Phoebe that he got his Thundersense when he was 12 years old, however, he only mentioned having the ability, not being able to show it.
- Mediumship: As a superhero, he has the power to see and hear ghosts. (Haunted Thundermans)
- "Accelerated Aging:" As a superhero, he ages fast at birth.
- Thundertanium: In Blue Detective, he was unable to burst through the ceiling when Max lined it with thundertanium. A metal that he cannot seem to break.
- Poison Ivy: Despite his invulnerability, he can still get a rash from poison ivy.
- Electrokinesis: Even though he is invulnerable, his body cannot stand large amounts of electricity as shown in Mall Time Crooks.
- Achilles Comet: Like all superheroes, the Achilles Comet makes his powers go out of control.
- Flamingo Flu: Flamingo Flu is a flu that can turn him into a flamingo. Although he is invulnerable he still has to take a super-bug.
- He and Barb caught tumble fever when they went undercover to catch someone at the circus. (Dog Day After-School)
- They also caught a real fever, because clowns don't wash their hands.
- They call themselves The Tumblemen.
- He and Barb Thunderman decided to give up crime fighting so that their children could have a normal childhood.
- His name was originally going to be called Tom.
- Hank loves to eat a lot of food, including, ice cream and a giant meatball.
- He thinks castles are fun.
- He turned his strong arch-nemesis into a rabbit.
- He hates glitter more than anything because it reminds him of another of his enemies, Glitter Man.
- He is the boss of the Thundervan.
- He got his Thundersense when he was 12.
- As revealed in Danger & Thunder, Hank knew Ray Manchester (also known as the Superhero "Captain Man"). However, their actual relationships never revealed, But they probably had a good relationship because Ray knew Phoebe's secret identity.
- He banned "Non-Supers" from the house, until the end of the episode Dinner Party.
- He had his own musical called "Thunderpants: The Musical", which paid for their home in Hiddenville.
- It is shown that he can be overprotective when Link was about to take Phoebe on a date with his car.
- He adores fairies even though he hates glitter, due to Glitter man.
- He wants a cat.
- His old rival and former archenemy is Evilman.
- Every time Hank hears Evilman's maniacal and high pitched laugh, Hank gets really mad.
- It's revealed in the episode "Meet The Evilmans" that the reason Hank hates Evilman is because, like Doctor Colosso said, Evilman was the one and only supervillain Hank couldn't defeat in his superhero days and every battle ended in a tie and a city being destroyed while Max thinks it's because Hank is jealous of Evilman's maniacal and high pitched laugh, and even though Hank hates it, Max thinks it's awesome.
- Hank used to have light brown hair.
- Since he was born on March 4, his zodiac sign would be a Pisces.
- He has won a lot of awards and trophies as seen in "Come What Mayhem."
- Hank says he's saved the world 346 times.