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Don't make me angry.. you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
~ Bruce Banner's iconic quote.
I'm always angry!
~ The Hulk.
The angrier I get the stronger I get! I’m the strongest one there is! Hulk Smash!
~ The Hulk.
Want to know why I'm going to win, Ross? Because... I am the alpha! I am the omega! I am the strongest one there is! I am the Hulk!
~ Bruce to Thunderbolt Ross.
Hulk smash!
~ The Hulk.

The Hulk (real name Doctor Robert Bruce Banner) is a character and superhero from Marvel Comics who transforms from a man to a dangerous creature of rage and destruction. He is the main protagonist of The Incredible Hulk Franchise, and a major character in the Avengers comics. Hulk has a human side and this separates him from the more monstrous opponents such as Abomination or the Leader - Hulk is often confused and alone in the world and wants to be left alone yet is forever hounded by heroes and villains alike, this forces Hulk to fight and this only serves to make him angrier and stronger.

Under the monstrous exterior and rampaging Hulk has a gentle side, especially towards Betty - the one woman he truly loves and one of the few friends Hulk truly trusts. Hulk began life as Bruce Banner and suffered an abusive childhood at the hands of his cruel father, who murdered his mother in front of his eyes and bullied him into silence under threats that he would go to Hell if he did.

Although Bruce managed to escape his father and grow to become a world expert on gamma-radiation his past never truly left and when he was caught up in a freak accident his inner-anxieties gave birth to the Hulk, a creature born of Bruce's rage at the world, yet despite its naturally aggressive nature Hulk often showed restrained (at least by his standards) - suggesting that Bruce had some limited control over the being - though as Hulk became more angered his actions became ever more hard to control.

Bruce would come to see the Hulk as a monster and indeed most of the world viewed him that way to but in reality Hulk was misunderstood, wishing to be left alone and willing to defend the world from truly monstrous opponents despite his mistreatment.

In at least on future, known as Future Imperfect, Hulk is shown to have ultimately lost his battle for humanity and devolved into the dictator known as Maestro - however present Hulk rejected this future and claims he can make things right.. whether Hulk can achieve this or not is unknown but the "Green Giant" has never been one to back away from a fight - especially if the cause is just.

He was created by the late Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk # 1 in May of 1962.

Bruce Banner and the Hulk have been adapted in live-action, animated, and video game incarnations. The character was first played in a live-action feature film by Eric Bana. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Banner was portrayed by Edward Norton in the film The Incredible Hulk (2008) and by Mark Ruffalo in the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

History

Early Years

Robert Bruce Banner is the son of Dr. Brian Banner, an atomic physicist, and his wife Rebecca. Although Rebecca deeply loved Bruce, who returned her affection, Brian hated their child due to Bruce taking Rebecca's attention. An alcoholic, and very, very angry man, Brian was driven by an insane jealousy of Bruce for being an object of Rebecca's love, and due to not wanting to have children after suffering child abuse from his own father. Further, Brian believed that his radiation work had altered his DNA and given him a mutant son, and believed so after seeing his son assemble a complex model as an infant.

Brian then abused Bruce and finally murdered Rebecca, then was placed in a mental hospital. After that, Bruce was raised by his aunt and father's sister, Susan Banner, who understood his great pain and rage over his childhood sufferings thanks to his crazed father, and raised him with love and care as if he were her own child. Bruce would often visit his cousin, Jennifer Walters, every summer and the two formed a close bond. Bruce, grew up from then on as a highly withdrawn, intellectually gifted youth, in fact, a child prodigy. He attended Science High School, where he excelled in his work, but was withdrawn, and was frequently tormented by his classmates.

After graduating from Science High School, Bruce studied nuclear physics in Navajo, New Mexico, at Desert State University as the star student of Professor Herbert Josiah Weller. He also studied for a time at Pennsylvania State University, where he met Walter Langkowski. He obtained his doctorate in nuclear physics at the California Institute of Technology, alongside Philip Sterns.

Eventually, as an adult and a genius in nuclear physics, Banner wished to pursue philanthropic brands of science, but couldn't receive any financial funding for his projects, and thus in lack of other options, went to work at a United States Defense Department nuclear research facility at Desert Base, New Mexico. There Banner met General Thaddeus Ross, the Air Force officer in command of the base, and his daughter Betty Ross. Banner and Betty eventually fell in love with each other.

Banner designed and oversaw construction of the "Gamma Bomb" or "G-bomb," a nuclear weapon possessing a high gamma radiation output.

The Hulk

Banner was present in the instrumentation bunker at the test site for the first underground test detonation of the Gamma Bomb. Observing that a civilian had breached security and entered the restricted test area, Banner told his colleague Igor Starsky to delay the countdown while he tried to escort the civilian to safety. Starsky, secretly a Soviet agent, did nothing, confident that Banner would die in the explosion, bringing the project to a halt. Reaching the civilian, a teenager named Rick Jones, Banner threw him into a protective trench.

Banner's very first transformation of the Hulk.

Before Banner could get himself to safety, the Gamma Bomb detonated, and intense waves of radiation reached the surface. Banner was irradiated with highly charged radioactive particles. Due to an unknown genetic factor in his body, Banner was not killed by the radiation, which instead caused him to frequently transform into the vastly powerful, green-skinned, humanoid monster named "the Hulk".

At first Banner changed into the Hulk at sunset and reverted to human form at dawn. However, Banner's body eventually changed so that his transformations into Hulk were triggered by the release of adrenaline when he became intensely excited, no matter what time of day or night it was.

Usually the Hulk possessed little of Banner's memory and intelligence and was easily enraged. While the military attempted to contain Hulk, he thwarted their every attempt, with Rick Jones, feeling responsible for Banner becoming the Hulk, trying to help keep him away from the military. Hulk ultimately thwarted an attempt to destroy America by the Gargoyle, another being mutated by gamma radiation. Hulk changed back into Banner and help cure the Gargoyle, who helped Banner escape back to the U.S., where, with the help of Rick Jones, he maintained his identity as the Hulk a secret and attempted to keep the Hulk contained at night.

Early Adventures

When Bruce next turned into the Hulk, his skin was green, a skin tone that remained the most constant for the Hulk. Banner became a target of the so-called Toad Men, who sought to invade Earth. Although at first their attempts to exploit Banner's intelligence made him appear to be a traitor to his country, Banner was able to use his might as Hulk to thwart the Toad Men's invasion and cleared his name.

In an effort to control his transformations, Banner began using a Gamma Ray Projector to force transformations into Hulk and Banner vice-versa, however his Hulk persona was reluctant to transform back into Banner. After the Hulk was shot into space and passing through a radiation storm Rick Jones briefly found himself able to control him. They worked together to stop the Circus of Crime. Jones' control over the Hulk faded away. Hulk's transformations were not limited to nightfall after this adventure.

Hulk next foiled a hoax perpetrated by the Russian agent Boris Monguski aimed at trying to learn the secrets of the Hulk's strength, saved Betty from the underground ruler Tyrannus, and battled the Chinese General Fang. When Gamma Base was the subject to sabotage, Hulk was blamed and the Fantastic Four were called in to deal with him. This led to the first of many clashes between Hulk and the Fantastic Four's Thing. In the aftermath, the scientist Karl Kort was ultimately held responsible. Shortly thereafter, Hulk prevented Metal Master from invading Earth.

The Avengers

Hulk became a pawn of Loki who tricked Hulk into battling his half-brother, Thor. This plot was foiled, leading to Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, and Wasp joining forces to form the Avengers and defeat Loki. Hulk was a founding member of the group and together they clashed with Dr. Doom. The group's mistrust in him became apparent when they were manipulated by the Space Phantom, prompting Hulk to quit. The Avengers began hunting down their unpredictable former ally. Hulk found an ally in the Sub-Mariner, and clashed with the heroes, Thor in particular, but Hulk was defeated and disappeared in the water.

Hulk soon resurfaced in New York City seeking revenge against the Avengers, clashing with them as well as the Fantastic Four, leading to a rematch with Thing. The battle ended with Hulk being swept away in the New York harbor. Hulk resurfaced back in New Mexico where he was tricked by the Avengers into aiding them in preventing the Lava Men's attempt to eradicate human life on Earth's surface.

While hiding out in a cave near Hollywood, Hulk was disturbed when the Green Goblin's plot to use the Enforcers to kill Spider-Man (Peter Parker) encroached into his hiding spot, leading to a brief clash between Hulk and Spider-Man before Hulk fled the scene. Later, Hulk was manipulated into battling his former Avengers comrades Giant-Man and Wasp by their foe the Human Top.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Unlimited Strength: The Hulk's most prominent power is his unlimited strength, which grows with his level of adrenalin (or in his own broken English, "Madder Hulk get, Stronger Hulk get!"), helping accomplish feats such as lifting an entire mountain, tearing through walls of battleship steel, support the weight of a dying star, hold tectonic plates, and hold the black hole while rescuing himself and his friends from getting sucked into the black hole.
  • Dynamic Durability: He also has a moderate form of invulnerability, being able to chuckle at high caliber bullets hitting his light green flesh.
  • Absolute Stamina: Due to Hulk's empowerment anger, his stamina can increase to endless level, though when calm, he able to exert himself at peak capacity for weeks before tiring. He shown to swim across the Pacific Ocean for a whole week without rest.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his invulnerability, it is possible to injure the Hulk. His body has a regenerative healing process that patches him up at lightning speed.
  • Superhuman Leaping: His super strong leg muscles not only allow him to run at incredible speeds, but also travel long distances by jumping through the air.
  • Superhuman Speed: Hulk can run at incredible speeds. He also has uncanny reflexes that contradict his massive size.
  • Telepathic Immunity: The Hulk has shown to be able to resist telepathic assaults, and can see astral forms.

Incarnations

  • Bruce Banner - Bruce Banner is the emotionally repressed core personality, possessed of genius intellect. Banner can transform into the different versions of the Hulk, whereas his alter egos are only to transform into Bruce Banner.
  • Savage Hulk - The Savage, or more accurately described, "Childlike" Hulk is the most common incarnation of the Hulk, though it possesses the mental capacity and temperament of a young child and typically refers to himself in the third person. The Savage Hulk is the reflection of Bruce's childhood as the young child abused by his father, which is the source of extreme rage and resentment from which his dynamic strength is derived. However, he is naïve, innocent, and kind. He often claims that he wants to be left alone, but this is because he is constantly attacked without the capacity to understand why. He really wants to be liked and is very loyal to his friends. The Savage Hulk is usually depicted as green-skinned and heavily-muscled with a loping, ape-like gait. While in a functionally calm emotional state, or at least as calm as the Hulk can be, the Savage Hulk is stronger than the Gray Hulk. While angry, he has the potential for limitless strength.
  • Gray Hulk / Joe Fixit - The Gray Hulk worked for a time as a Las Vegas enforcer called "Joe Fixit." The Gray Hulk has average intelligence, although he occasionally displays knowledge and intellectual ability normally associated with Banner. He is cunning, crafty, hedonistic, arrogant, and distant, with a hidden conscience; various psychological assessments of the Hulks have identified this Hulk as the personification of the moody teenager that Banner never allowed himself to be. In most of his Las Vegas appearances, he appears only at night. According to the Leader, the Gray Hulk persona is strongest during the night of the new moon and weakest during the full moon. This aversion to sun/moon light vanished when the Gray Hulk's night-induced transformation trigger was later removed. Although he is the smallest and weakest of the Hulks, the Gray Hulk towers over the average human. He prefers to dress in tailored suits. The Joe Fixit's base strength level is also the lowest of the three primary Hulk incarnations. Following the Devil Hulk's takeover of the other Hulk personas, Joe began to manifest in the body of Bruce Banner, with the only noticeable difference in appearance being Banner's eye color changing to gray. This form of Joe can operate during the day time, which has lead to his self-given nickname "Sunshine Joe."
  • Gravage Hulk / Post-Heroes Return Hulk - The Gravage Hulk is a merger of the Savage and Gray Hulk personas. It was caused when Banner tried to have control over the Hulk's personality after using his Gamma Projector, but the experiment didn't fully worked and, while this Hulk possessed part of Banner's scientist knowledge, the Hulk still referred to Banner as a separate person. This Hulk persona displayed the cunning intellect of the Gray Hulk and the raw power of the Savage Hulk. He did not have the ability to grow stronger with his rage, but instead drew upon dimensional nexus energies to gradually increase his base level.
  • Merged Hulk/"The Professor" - The Merged Hulk was the merger of the personalities of Banner and the Savage and Gray Hulks. The Merged Hulk was far more well-adjusted than most incarnations, as well as an associate and leader of the team of superheroic philanthropists called the Pantheon. Despite his exaggerated musculature, the Merged Hulk had a relatively normal looking face, resembling that of Banner. The Merged Hulk is the largest of the three primary Hulk incarnations and he also possesses a higher base strength level. While in a calm emotional state, the Merged Hulk is stronger than the Savage Hulk in a calm state. However, unlike the other incarnations of the Hulk, Bruce Banner subconsciously installed a type of safeguard within this incarnation. Although in the beginning he was stated to get stronger with his rage, when the Merged Hulk's anger reaches a berserk level, he will transform back into Bruce Banner, though with the mind and personality of the Savage Hulk. From this point, he was stated to turn weaker as he got angrier. It is unknown if he would currently have this limitation or not. For a while the Merged Hulk was renamed "The Professor," and instead claimed to be Banner's good side, or ideal self, as a personality created by Doc Samson.

    The Green Scar/Gladiator Hulk as seen in the Planet Hulk storyline.

  • The Green Scar - The Hulk of World War Hulk is a cunning and more powerful version than the previous incarnations, for he is the enraged version of the "Gravage Hulk." This incarnation has extremely high durability, shrugging off attacks that have hurt his other incarnations. He has had training in combat arms, including broadswords, spears, and battle shields, and is a capable leader and strategist. Another source of the Green Scar's strength in comparison to other versions was his lack of inner conflict, if not alliance, with Bruce Banner. There were several instances where the Hulk and Banner worked together strategically, such as acting to disable Dr. Strange. Caiera, the Green Scar's wife, understood Banner as well, and both personalities loved her equally. This was the driving factor in the Banner/Hulk alliance. As a result of being caught in the explosion of the warp core of his ship which brought him to Sakaar, which destroyed the planet, the Green Scar's base level of strength was dramatically increased. While in a calm emotional state, he is the strongest primary incarnation. The Green Scar reached a new level of anger at the end of World War Hulk, after his fellow Warbound Miek attempted to provoke him to destroy the world. At this level, he started to release huge amounts of gamma energy from within his body, devastating New York, and causing quakes across North America. It would have taken but a couple of footsteps from the Hulk to completely destroy the eastern seaboard. If he had not let himself be stopped, then he definitely would have lived up to his "Worldbreaker" title, and would have completely destroyed the Earth. After World War Hulk, Banner suppressed the Green Scar, preventing him from surfacing though he momentarily reappeared in battle with the Hulk's son Skaar, still identifying himself as the "Worldbreaker. He seems to have resurfaced after Bruce regained his Hulk powers, his anger tempered from its "Worldbreaker" levels by another confrontation with Skaar, and was proven even strong enough to take down the Red Hulk without much of a fight despite the Red Hulk continuously absorbing the Hulk's radiation to empower himself. The Hulk lived up to his "Worldbreaker" title by destroying a world (from a direct collision with the Red She-Hulk) in the Dark Dimension.Indeed the Hulk even caused in a recurring cycle such a complete devastation of the Dark Dimension itself, that it aroused Umar's attention and forced her to banish the Hulk from her domain.

    The Immortal Hulk, drawn by the series' main artist Joe Bennett.

  • Immortal/Devil Hulk - Having been believed to have originated as a response of Bruce Banner's various deaths and resurrections, he actually was created years before as a response to Banner's need for a protective father figure but due to the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father in his childhood his mind was unable to imagine the idea of love without pain, so the Devil Hulk took the form of a demonic, reptilian monster within Banner's mind that he rejected and left chained deep within his mind until his traumatic deaths and resurrections led to the Devil Hulk being unleashed and suppressing the other Hulks and becoming the Dominant transformation. He is extremely articulate, smart and cunning. For the most part, he acts in response to people that cause harm to others, and dispenses judgment on them mercilessly. Unlike previous Hulks, he is content to wait inside Bruce, possessing a measure of power over Banner previous Hulks didn't have. When Banner is in control, the Hulk manifests as a gut feeling that guides him through to his objectives. In addition to the Hulk's transformation period being limited to nighttime, Bruce can't transform whenever he wants, or even at the first sign of trouble. The Hulk always manifests when Bruce is fatally injured, but only once the sun is down. Like every Hulk incarnation, the Devil Hulk possessed enormous strength but is proportionately stronger than ever. Examples of his strength include giving Thor a skull fracture following up a severe concussion that left him out of the fight, sending She-Hulk flying for at least two miles in a single blow, tearing apart the latest Hulkbuster Armor devised by Iron Man, and overload Black Panther's vibranium-based Panther Habit; which was thought to be impossible, all while possessed by the One Below All. The Devil Hulk also has incredible regenerative power. He quickly healed a large hole blown through his torso, as well as put his body back together after it was sliced into pieces while possessed by the One Below All. In order for a part of his body to heal, though, it seemingly needed to be in close proximity to other pieces, and despite being segmented, Hulk was still able to move the separate parts of his body.

Love-Interests

  • Betty Ross
  • Angela Lipscombe
  • Susan Jacobson
  • Sally
  • Carla (former high school crush)

Portrayals

Films

  • In 2003s Hulk, he was portrayed by Eric Bana.
  • In the Ultimate Avengers animated films, he was voiced by Michael Massee as Bruce Banner, and Fred Tatasciore (who also voiced Piccolo in Dragon Ball Z, Poseidon in 2005s God of War, Damon Baird and Tai Kaliso in the Gears of War series, Mario Auditore in the Assassin's Creed series, Nikolai Belinski in the Call of Duty zombie series, Zeratul in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty) as the Hulk.
    • Tatasciore reprised his voice for the character in Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, Hulk Vs., The Incredible Hulk tie-in game, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Wolverine and the X-Men, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, 2010 Marvel Animated Universe, Marvel Heroes, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, Lego Marvel Super Heroes shorts, Mature Future Avengers, Disney Infinity, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United, Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Marvel Powers United VR, and 2017s Spider-Man animated series.
  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk, and by Mark Ruffalo for the rest of the series.
  • In the Hulk Vs. films, he was voiced by Bryce Johnson as Bruce Banner.
  • In Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, he was voiced by Ken Kramer as Bruce Banner.
  • In Planet Hulk, he was voiced by Rick D. Wasserman.

Television

  • In The Marvel Super Heroes, he was voiced by the late Paul Soles as Bruce Banner, and the late Max Ferguson as the Hulk.
  • In the 1970s The Incredible Hulk tv series and films, he was portrayed by the late Bill Bixby as Bruce Banner, and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk.
    • Ferrigno reprised his voice for the character in The Incredible Hulk animated series.
  • In The Incredible Hulk, he was voiced by Michael Bell as Bruce Banner, as the late Bob Holt as the Hulk.
  • In Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, he was voiced by Peter Cullen, who also voiced Optimus Prime in numerous media.
  • In The Marvel Action Hour, he was voiced by Ron Perlman, who also played Hellboy in the titular live-action and animated films and Felson in Season of the Witch, and also voiced Terrence Hood in the Halo games, Optimus Primal in the Prime Wars Trilogy, John Goodspeed in Final Space.
  • In The Incredible Hulk animated series, he was voiced by Neal McDonough (who also played Dum Dum Dugan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Damien Darhk in Arrow) as Bruce Banner, Michael Donavon as Grey Hulk, and Kevin Michael Richardson (who also voiced Cobra Bubbles in Lilo & Stitch, Cleveland Brown, Jr. and Principal Lewis in The Cleveland Show, Antauri in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, and Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Demolition) as Dark Hulk.
    • McDonough reprised his voice for the character in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
    • Donavon reprised his voice for the character in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
  • In The Super Hero Squad Show, he was voiced by Travis Willingham, who also voiced Roy Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist, Guile in Street Fighter, Knightmon in Digimon Fusion, Jūgo in Naruto, Portgas D. Ace in One Piece, Thor in Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game, King Roland II in Sofia the First, Reggie Rowe in inFamous: Second Son, and Knuckles in Sonic Boom.
  • In Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, he was voiced by Andrew Kavadas as Bruce Banner, and Mark Gibbon as the Hulk.
    • Gibbon reprised his voice for the character in Iron Man: Armored Adventures.
  • In Wolverine and the X-Men, he was voiced by Gabriel Mann as Bruce Banner.
  • In Ultimate Hulk vs. Wolverine mini-series, he was voiced by Sebastian Spence as Bruce Banner, and Michael Dobson (who also voiced Bulldog in Krypto the Super Dog, Finn Oxford in Barbie in Rock 'N Royals, Erasmus in Barbie of Swan Lake, and Bulk Biceps in My Little Pony) as the Hulk.
  • In Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, he was voiced by Kenichirō Matsuda and Kyle Hebert (who also voiced Noriaki Kakyoin in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and Kiba Inuzuka in Naruto, and Kamina in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) in the English dub.
  • In Guardians of the Galaxy, he was voiced by Jesse Burch (who also voiced Tom Bombadil in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II) and Kevin Shinick as Bruce Banner.
    • Shinick reprised his voice for the character in 2017s Spider-Man.
  • In Marvel Future Avengers, he was voiced by Kenichirō Matsuda.
  • In 2021s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, he was voiced by Armen Taylor.

Video Games

  • In the 2003 Hulk tie-in game, Bana reprised his role as Graig Robertson voiced the Hulk.
  • In The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Richard Moll voiced the Devil Hulk.
  • In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, he was voiced by Robin Atkin Downes (who also played Tenzin in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and also voiced Rico Rodriguez in the Just Cause series, Nikolai in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Michael Becket in FEAR 3), Arin Hanson (who also voiced Solid Snake in Metal Gear Crisis) in the Wii version, and Peter Lurie (who also voiced Solid Snake in Ape Escape 3) in the DLC XBOX 360 version.
  • In Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, he was voiced by Gary Martin.
  • In Marvel Avengers Academy, he was voiced by Kellen Goff as Bruce Banner, and John Cena (who portrays Peacemaker in the DC Extended Universe, and also played Jakob Toretto in F9, Agent Burns in Bumblebee, Danny Fisher in 12 Rounds, John Triton in The Marine, and also voiced J.C. in Surf's Up 2, Himself in Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery, Ferdinand in the titular 2017 animated film, and Yoshi in Dolittle) as the Hulk.
  • In The Avengers, he was voiced by Troy Baker (who also voiced Snow Villiers in the Final Fantasy series, Booker DeWitt in the Bioshock series, Joel Miller in The Last of Us series, Talion in the Shadow of Mordor series, Erron Black in the Mortal Kombat series, Red Hood in Batman: Arkham Knight, and Sam Drake in the Uncharted series) as Bruce Banner, and Darin De Paul (who also voiced Judge Dredd in Judge Dredd: Superfiend) as the Hulk.

Quotes

You are stupid, Talbot… for you have made the Hulk mad!
~ Hulk to Major Talbot.
Let her fear me! Let 'em all fear me! Maybe they got good reason to! 'Cause they're only humans -- but I'm -- the Hulk!
~ Hulk.
You are strong, Thing! But not as strong as the Hulk! Nothing is as strong as the Hulk!
~ Hulk to the Thing.
It'll be worth dying, Betty -- if that'll rid this planet forever of the Hulk.
~ Bruce Banner to Betty Ross.
Scared is for humans! I'm the Hulk!
~ Hulk.

Trivia

  • He is of French descent.
  • Hulk's identity is publicly known.
  • He has claimed that his favorite animal is dogs.
  • He was ranked as 9th on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes, and was also ranked as 4th in The Top 50 Avengers.
  • The Hulk was originally colored gray, but the gamma in his body made his skin-tone change to green. He has, however, changed back to the color gray on numerous occasions.
  • The Initiative and Mr. Fantastic have stated that Hulk is a Omega Level Threat. Nick Fury also has him as a Power Level 10+, as the Merged Hulk he was described as part of the Omega-class entities by Doctor Octopus.
  • Bruce is considered one of the smartest heroes in Marvel Comics, alongside Mr. Fantastic, Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Iron Man, Beast, Ant-Man, and Amadeus Cho.
  • He is the icon of the Candidates for Deletion template.
  • Unlike his cousin She-Hulk, Bruce has largely had to remain celibate, due to the fact intercourse would cause his heart rate to increase to the point he transformed into Hulk. However, he has had the rare instance as Hulk yo copulate with Umar, who managed to give Hulk such release that Banner wasn't able to change back. Though as World Buster Hulk, he was able to go for over six hours without tiring.

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Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2: Captain America | Giant-Man | Hulk | Iron Man | Thor | Wasp | Black Panther | Black Widow
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow: The Avengers: (Iron Man | James Rogers | Torunn | Henry Pym Jr. | Azari) | Hulk | Francis Barton
The Avengers: S.H.I.E.L.D. (Nick Fury | Maria Hill | Agent Phil Coulson | Hawkeye) | The Avengers (Iron Man | Captain America | Thor Odinson | Black Widow | Hulk | Hawkeye)
Avengers: Age of Ultron: The Avengers (Iron Man | Captain America | Thor Odinson | Hulk | Black Widow | War Machine | Hawkeye | Quicksilver | Scarlet Witch | Vision | Falcon) | J.A.R.V.I.S. | Maria Hill | Peggy Carter | Heimdall | Erik Selvig | Helen Cho | Nick Fury | F.R.I.D.A.Y.
Avengers: Infinity War: The Avengers (Iron Man | Thor Odinson | Captain America | Hulk | Black Widow | War Machine | Spider-Man | Vision | Scarlet Witch | Falcon | Masters of the Mystic Arts (Doctor Strange | Wong) | Black Panther | Guardians of the Galaxy (Gamora | Nebula | Mantis | Drax the Destroyer | Groot | Rocket Raccoon | Star-Lord) | Loki Odinson | Heimdall | White Wolf | Okoye | Eitri | Pepper Potts | Thunderbolt Ross | Shuri | M'Baku | F.R.I.D.A.Y. | Ned Leeds | Nick Fury | Maria Hill | Happy Hogan
Avengers: Endgame: The Avengers (Iron Man | Thor Odinson | Captain America | Hulk | Black Widow | Hawkeye | War Machine | Ant-Man | Captain Marvel | Nebula | Okoye | Rocket Raccoon | Spider-Man | Scarlet Witch | Falcon) | Masters of the Mystic Arts (Doctor Strange | Wong | The Ancient One) | Black Panther | Wasp | Valkyrie | Bucky Barnes | Guardians of the Galaxy (Mantis | Drax the Destroyer | Groot | Star-Lord | Gamora) | Shuri | Happy Hogan | May Parker | Korg | Ramonda | Hank Pym | Janet Van Dyne | Thunderbolt Ross | Maria Hill | M'Baku | Ned Leeds | Rescue | Nick Fury | Cassie Lang | F.R.I.D.A.Y. | Loki Odinson | Howard Stark | Peggy Carter | Jane Foster | Edwin Jarvis | Miek

Video Games
Marvel's Avengers: Ms. Marvel | Iron Man | Captain America | Thor | Hulk | Black Widow | Hawkeye | Spider-Man | Black Panther | Kate Bishop

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Comics
Founders
Human Torch | Invisible Woman | Mr. Fantastic | Thing

Later Main Team Members
Ant-Man | Black Panther | Brainstorm | Crystal | Devil Dinosaur | Flux | Ghost Rider | Hulk | Iceman | Lyja | Medusa | Moon Girl | Ms. Thing | Namor | Namorita | Nova | Powerhouse | Power Man | Sharon Ventura | She-Hulk | Sleepwalker | Silver Surfer | Spider-Man | Storm | Thundera | Tigra | Wolverine

Movies
Fantastic Four (1994): Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing)
Fantastic Four (2005): Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer: Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing) | Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four (2015): Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing)

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