At the end of the film, the newly repaired Serenity was seen flying off into space just before a piece of metal rippe loose from the back and hit the camera - maintaining the image of the flying hunk of junk.
But the definition of a soap hunk is not found in just his shirtless scenes, but also in the way he talks to the woman he loves, how he defends what he cares about, and the level of passion he holds for life.
First critics alleged that the blue-eyed hunk was misrepresenting his age, then touted that the singer was gay, a rumor cleared up by the number of alleged affairs with beautiful women all over the world.
Combining an eclectic fashion sense with chiseled good looks, Pattinson was named Entertainment Tonight's Top Hunk of 2008, and earned the top spot in Glamour magazine's Sexiest Man Alive poll.
In this interview, the creator of the site discusses what makes a soap actor a "hunk", what moments in soap history hold meaning and why every soap hunk is an Adonis.
She ignored the hunk, hoping he'd take the hint.
A messenger sought him out the moment he sat with a hunk of bread and ale, ordering him back to the hold with no explanation.
You are one hunk of gorgeous.
Could this hunk be Katie's brother?
He pushed flavored lamb around his plate with a hunk of bread.