History ComicBook / IncredibleHulk

29th Apr '16 9:41:03 PM KingZeal
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* ''The Merged Hulk'': Originally thought to be a merger of the above three personalities, creating a whole and sane Banner, it turned out this personality was created by Banner's psychologist, Doc Samson, after failing to treat Banner's MPD. This Hulk represents Banner's ideal version of himself, what he wishes he could be. As a result, he has Bruce's intellect, the Savage Hulk's power, and the Grey Hulk's craftiness. Unlike other Hulks though, he loses his strength as he grows angrier. Too angry, and his body reverts back to Banner, while his mind regresses into the Savage Hulk. This is due to a self-imposed psychic fail-safe to ensure that he won't cause damage like he did when he lost control and killed the Leader. He's typically relegated to the role of the GeniusBruiser. He is also perhaps the most handsome of all the Hulks, since he shares Banner's face. Some fans have called this persona "The Professor", but Peter David (who wrote the comic when this characterization first appeared) has asked them to stop using the name.
* ''The Green Scar'': A personality developed during ''PlanetHulk'' and ''WorldWarHulk'' (see below). Intelligent (although not on the level of Banner), rational and unquestionably the Hulk's strongest physical form. He barely won against the Sentry at full power during ''World War Hulk''. During the ''Heart Of The Monster'' storyline, he was somewhere between this personality and Savage, and became so enraged that he could barely move without causing entire continents to undergo tectonic shifts. The same storyline also posits that Banner, Savage Hulk and the Green Scar are all simply extreme corners of the same personality, which is very closely in line with RealLife clinical theories about how Dissociative Personality Disorder develops.

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* ''The Merged Hulk'': Originally thought to be a merger of the above three personalities, creating a whole and sane Banner, it turned out this personality was created by Banner's psychologist, Doc Samson, after failing to treat Banner's MPD. This Hulk represents Banner's ideal version of himself, what he wishes he could be. As a result, he has Bruce's intellect, the Savage Hulk's power, and the Grey Hulk's craftiness. Unlike other Hulks though, he loses his strength as he grows angrier. Too angry, and his body reverts back to Banner, while his mind regresses into the Savage Hulk. This is due to a self-imposed psychic fail-safe to ensure that he won't cause damage like he did when he lost control and killed the Leader. He's typically relegated to the role of the GeniusBruiser. He is also perhaps the most handsome of all the Hulks, since he shares Banner's face. Some fans have called this persona "The Professor", but Peter David (who wrote the comic when this characterization first appeared) has asked them to stop using the name.
name. And later, after managing to write the character again, he reversed the aforementioned Retcon, restoring the idea of "Merged Hulk" as a whole and sane Banner.
* ''The Green Scar'': A personality developed during ''PlanetHulk'' and ''WorldWarHulk'' (see below). Intelligent (although not on the level of Banner), rational and unquestionably the Hulk's strongest physical form. He barely won against the Sentry at full power during ''World War Hulk''. During the ''Heart Of The Monster'' storyline, he was somewhere between this personality and Savage, and became so enraged that he could barely move without causing entire continents to undergo tectonic shifts.shifts--a state which Hulk calls the "Worldbreaker". The same storyline also posits that Banner, Savage Hulk and the Green Scar are all simply extreme corners of the same personality, which is very closely in line with RealLife clinical theories about how Dissociative Personality Disorder develops.
29th Apr '16 8:08:29 PM KingZeal
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* SuperPrototype: In a way, the Hulk is this for the other gamma mutants. Hulk is the first, even though he was created by accident. The others (Leader, Abomination, Madman, Ravage, Red Hulk) were created either by recreating that accident or copying his DNA. Some, such as Abomination and Ravage, have higher base-line strength than the Hulk, and most other gamma beings retain their intelligence(though not necessarily their full personality) while transformed, which could be considered improvements, but the Hulk's potential strength and secondary powers, as well as a somewhat intangible quality that makes the Hulk seemingly impossible to permanently cure, has shown that the Hulk, while flawed, is the most powerful gamma being created.

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In a way, the Hulk is this for the other gamma mutants. Hulk is the first, even though he was created by accident. The others (Leader, Abomination, Madman, Ravage, Red Hulk) were created either by recreating that accident or copying his DNA. Some, such as Abomination and Ravage, have higher base-line strength than the Hulk, and most other gamma beings retain their intelligence(though not necessarily their full personality) while transformed, which could be considered improvements, but the Hulk's potential strength and secondary powers, as well as a somewhat intangible quality that makes the Hulk seemingly impossible to permanently cure, has shown that the Hulk, while flawed, is the most powerful gamma being created.created.
** Although Doc Green (yet another Hulk persona) once stated that Comicbook/SheHulk is the Hulk's SuperiorSuccessor. The rest of the gamma crew are all a mess in one way or another, with their power and potential squandered by their psychological issues. But Jennifer has proven to be the most stable and heroic of them, which is why she is the only one he doesn't DePower.
21st Apr '16 4:44:39 PM Scorntex
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** Betty also has a daughter, the benevolent mystical entity ''Daydream'', due to being raped by ''Nightmare'', but although the demon keeps up his creepy "children fathered through rape" tendency with ''Trauma'' and ''Dreamqueen'', nobody has had an interest in reintroducing her yet.

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** Betty also has a daughter, the benevolent mystical entity ''Daydream'', Daydream, due to being raped by ''Nightmare'', Nightmare, but although the demon keeps up his creepy "children fathered through rape" tendency with ''Trauma'' Trauma and ''Dreamqueen'', Dreamqueen, nobody has had an interest in reintroducing her yet.



** [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine Guess who started out as a bit character here, bub.]]

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** [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Guess who started out as a bit character here, bub.]]
21st Apr '16 4:43:23 PM Scorntex
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* BackFromTheDead: Subverted during the ''Fall of the Hulk'' storyline, when it appears Glenn Talbot has come back. Eventually, Rulk reveals he's just a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot LMD]]. The real Talbot is still very much dead.



* BreakoutCharacter:
** [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine Guess who started out as a bit character here, bub.]]
** Not to mention the Hulk himself. The first volume of Hulk was only six issues long. It wasn't until afterward Marvel learnt ol' Jade Jaws was actually popular with college students.



* EnemyMine: The Red Hulk storyline sees Rulk and Bruce teaming up to stop the Intelligencia's plot. Even more so when it turns out Rulk is General Ross.



* KnockoutGas: One of the most consistent ways of defeating the Hulk, at least on those occasions when he doesn't remember that he can hold his breath for hours. As the Hulk isn't all that bright, this is not infrequent.

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One of the most consistent ways of defeating the Hulk, at least on those occasions when he doesn't remember that he can hold his breath for hours. As the Hulk isn't all that bright, this is not infrequent.infrequent.
** Jeph Loeb's run had Bruce put in a prison where if he ever tried escaping, his room would flood with gas. What the people who made the cell didn't count on was Bruce being able to hold his breath long enough to hulk out.


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** Hulk vol 3 begins with a particularly forced example. Iron Man, She-Hulk and Doc Sampson are investigating the Abomination's murder when the Winter Guard shows up and tell them to buzz off. She-Hulk, a trained lawyer, starts a fight for no real reason. Only the fact that a little girl shows up to distract both parties stops Jennifer from starting a potential international incident.


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* TheWorfEffect: The first issue of vol. 3 has a particularly egregious version, wherein the Abomination is shot to death by the new Red Hulk to establish how dangerous it is.
4th Mar '16 12:51:38 PM KingZeal
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As probably the most physically powerful hero in the Marvel universe, the Hulk is normally matched up against {{Franchise/Superman}} in Marvel/DC {{crossover}} events as he's [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor one of the only two]] Marvel characters who can go toe to toe with him on an even footing.

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As probably the most physically powerful hero in the Marvel universe, the Hulk is normally matched up against {{Franchise/Superman}} in Marvel/DC {{crossover}} events as he's [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor one of the only two]] few Marvel characters who can go toe to toe with him on an even footing.
4th Mar '16 12:28:00 PM NEOIVAN100
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4th Mar '16 12:27:57 PM NEOIVAN100
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As probably the most physically powerful hero in the Marvel universe, the Hulk is normally matched up against {{Franchise/Superman}} in Marvel/DC {{crossover}} events as he's [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor one of the only two]] Marvel character who can go toe to toe with him on an even footing.

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As probably the most physically powerful hero in the Marvel universe, the Hulk is normally matched up against {{Franchise/Superman}} in Marvel/DC {{crossover}} events as he's [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor one of the only two]] Marvel character characters who can go toe to toe with him on an even footing.
4th Mar '16 12:03:23 PM NEOIVAN100
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As probably the most physically powerful hero in the Marvel universe, the Hulk is normally matched up against {{Franchise/Superman}} in Marvel/DC {{crossover}} events as he's the only Marvel character who can go toe to toe with him on an even footing.

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As probably the most physically powerful hero in the Marvel universe, the Hulk is normally matched up against {{Franchise/Superman}} in Marvel/DC {{crossover}} events as he's [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor one of the only two]] Marvel character who can go toe to toe with him on an even footing.
1st Mar '16 1:31:31 PM KingZeal
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** Thus far, every attempt to separate Hulk and Banner into different entities has ended disastrously. On one occasion, it was determined that the physical split made Banner physically ill and that he couldn't live unless he combined with the Hulk again. On another, Doctor Doom performed surgery on his brain and cloned a body holding both separate people, which failed when the cloned Banner died. But far more often, it's argued that for all its faults, the Hulk and Banner make each other "better" people than either would be separately. In either case, the concept of whether or not separating the two would ever "free" Banner is almost always rendered moot.

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** Thus far, every attempt to separate Hulk and Banner into different entities has ended disastrously. On one occasion, it was determined that the physical split made Banner physically ill and that he couldn't live unless he combined with the Hulk again. On another, Doctor Doom performed surgery on his brain and cloned a body holding both allowing Banner to exist as a separate people, physical person, which failed when the cloned Banner died. But far more often, it's argued that for all its faults, the Hulk and Banner make each other "better" people than either would be separately. In either case, the concept of whether or not separating the two would ever "free" Banner is almost always rendered moot.
26th Feb '16 9:10:51 AM KingZeal
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* DebateAndSwitch:
** Thus far, every attempt to separate Hulk and Banner into different entities has ended disastrously. On one occasion, it was determined that the physical split made Banner physically ill and that he couldn't live unless he combined with the Hulk again. On another, Doctor Doom performed surgery on his brain and cloned a body holding both separate people, which failed when the cloned Banner died. But far more often, it's argued that for all its faults, the Hulk and Banner make each other "better" people than either would be separately. In either case, the concept of whether or not separating the two would ever "free" Banner is almost always rendered moot.
** The ''Comicbook/PlanetHulk'' arc raises the ethical concerns of exiling a person to another planet (even an unstable PersonOfMassDestruction), and ''especially'' doing so without any sort of trial or due process. The goal was to send The Hulk to a "paradise" world where no one would ever hurt him, he'd finally be alone as he always wanted, and have plenty of food. How well this would have worked, or whether or not the Hulk (and especially Banner) would have found this outcome pleasing, can never be answered because the rocket was sent to the wrong planet and the new personality that emerged (the Green Scar) developed [[BloodKnight a preference for]] that sort of DeathWorld. Then ''that'' planet blew up, also ending the debate of whether or not the Hulk/Banner would have been happier ''there'', too.
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