42 Facts About The Hulk


The Hulk is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Commonly portrayed as a raging savage, the Hulk has been represented with other alter egos, from a mindless, destructive force, to a brilliant warrior, a self-hating protector, a genius scientist in his own right, and a gangster .

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Banner and the Hulk have been adapted in live-action, animated, and video game incarnations.

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The Hulk never wanted to hurt anyone; he merely groped his torturous way through a second life trying to defend himself, trying to come to terms with those who sought to destroy him.

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The Hulk got his name from a comic book character named The Heap who was a large green swamp monster.

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The Hulk returned periodically in Hulk, which then starred the new Red Hulk.

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New series titled Immortal The Hulk, written by Al Ewing and drawn by Joe Bennett, was launched in 2018 and ran for 50 issues.

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Originally, it was believed that Banner's transformations into the Hulk were caused by sunset and undone at sunrise, but later, after Rick witnessed Banner turn into Hulk at daytime following a failed attempt by Ross' men to shoot the Hulk into space, it was discovered to be caused by anger.

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The Hulk traveled to other dimensions, one of which had him meet empress Jarella, who used magic to bring Banner's intelligence to the Hulk, and came to love him.

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The Hulk joined the Pantheon, a secretive organization of superpowered individuals.

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In 2006, the Illuminati decide the Hulk is too dangerous to remain on Earth and send him away by rocket ship which crashes on Planet Sakaar ushering in the "Planet Hulk" storyline that saw the Hulk find allies in the Warbound, and marry alien queen Caiera, a relationship that was later revealed to have born him two sons: Skaar and Hiro-Kala.

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However, after learning that Miek, one of the Warbound, had actually been responsible for the destruction, the Hulk allows himself to be defeated, with Banner subsequently redeeming himself as a hero as he works with and against the new Red Hulk to defeat the new supervillain team the Intelligencia.

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When Doctor Doom demands to keep Banner for his own purposes, the Hulk reneges on the deal and flees with Banner's body, leaving his alter ego in the desert where he was created to ensure that Doctor Doom cannot use Banner's intellect.

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Banner eventually leaves a video message for the Hulk in which he apologizes for his actions while they were separate, having come to recognize that he is a better person with the Hulk than without, the two joining forces to thwart the Doombots' attempt to use the animals on Banner's irradiated island as the basis for a new gamma army using a one-of-a-kind gamma cure Banner had created to turn all the animals back to normal.

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The Hulk developed a serum made from Adamantium nanobites that absorbed gamma energy.

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The Hulk used these to depower Red Leader, Red She-Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar, Gamma Corps, and A-Bomb, but decided to 'spare' She-Hulk as he concluded that she was the one gamma mutation whose life had been legitimately improved by her mutation.

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The Hulk ultimately allowed himself to fade away, returning to his normal Hulk form, as he feared that remaining at his current intellectual level would lead to him becoming the Maestro.

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The Hulk used the "Fastball Special" with Colossus to destroy the Triskelion.

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Flashbacks reveal that the Hulk had absorbed a dangerous new type of radiation while helping Iron Man and the Black Panther deal with a massive accident on Kiber Island.

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The Hulk is then rescued from a bar fight by Amadeus, who tells him that he is cured.

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At the funeral, Korg of the Warbound stated how The Hulk wanted to be left alone and how his allies that he made along the way have become his family.

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The Hulk came back to life and turned into Hulk where he badly beat up Tommy Hill.

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In some versions, the Hulk succumbs to the darker side of his nature: in "Future Imperfect", a future version of the Hulk has become the Maestro, the tyrannical and ruthless ruler of a nuclear war-irradiated Earth, and in "Old Man Logan", an insane Hulk rules over a post-apocalyptic California and leads a gang of his inbred Hulk children created with his first cousin She-Hulk.

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The Hulk is typically seen as a hulking man with green skin, hair, and eyes, wearing only a pair of torn purple pants that survive his physical transformation as the character progressed.

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The Hulk roamed aimlessly and became annoyed at "puny" humans who took him for a dangerous monster.

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The Hulk became known as a hero alongside the Avengers, but his increasing paranoia caused him to leave the group.

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The Hulk is often shown to quickly react emotionally to situations.

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The Hulk retains a modest intelligence, thinking and talking in full sentences.

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The safeguard is that when the Merged The Hulk gets angry, he regresses back to Banner with the mind of the Savage The Hulk.

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Ultimately, of the Merged The Hulk identity takes on the name 'Doc Green as the result of Extremis fixing The Hulk's brain, becoming powerful enough to destroy Tony Stark's mansion with one thunderclap.

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The new form of the Devil The Hulk is the result of Banner and The Hulk having been through different deaths and rebirths.

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Dark The Hulk identity is the result of The Hulk being possessed by Shanzar.

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Guilt The Hulk is a malevolent representation of Banner's abusive father, Brian Banner, that manifests itself in Banner's childhood memories.

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The Hulk possesses the potential for seemingly limitless physical strength that is influenced by his emotional state, particularly his anger.

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The Hulk's strength allows him to leap into lower Earth orbit or across continents, and he has displayed superhuman speed.

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The Hulk is resistant to injury or damage, though the degree to which varies between interpretations, but he has withstood the equivalent of solar temperatures, nuclear explosions, and planet-shattering impacts.

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The Hulk has been shown to have both regenerative and adaptive healing abilities, including growing tissues to allow him to breathe underwater, surviving unprotected in space for extended periods, and when injured, healing from most wounds within seconds, including, on one occasion, the complete destruction of most of his body mass.

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The Hulk possesses less commonly described powers, including abilities allowing him to "home in" to his place of origin in New Mexico; resist psychic control, or unwilling transformation; grow stronger from radiation or dark magic; punch his way between separate temporal or spatial dimensions; and to see and interact with astral forms.

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Banner had a stillborn child with Betty, while the Hulk has two sons with his deceased second wife Caiera Oldstrong, Skaar and Hiro-Kala, and his DNA was used to create a daughter named Lyra with Thundra the warrior woman.

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In 2011, the Hulk placed No 9 on IGN's list of "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes", and fourth on their list of "The Top 50 Avengers" in 2012.

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The Hulk has been caricatured in such animated television series as The Simpsons, Robot Chicken, and Family Guy, and such comedy TV series as The Young Ones.

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The Hulk, especially his alter ego Bruce Banner, is a common reference in hip hop music.

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