History Comicbook / IncredibleHulk

13th Jan '17 8:14:06 PM Lloigor
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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, Emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] in the process of saving teenager Rick Jones from a bomb test, and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound personification of his own agitated emotional state whenever he loses his cool.

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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry. Emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] in the process of saving teenager Rick Jones from a bomb test, and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound personification of his own agitated emotional state whenever he loses his cool.
8th Jan '17 2:41:29 PM nombretomado
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** In contrast, the UltimateMarvel version of the Hulk is a down right scary version of TheUnfettered. In every way that Ultimate Banner restrains or represses himself (which is every way), the Hulk cuts loose. For instance, Ultimate Banner is a vegetarian. Ultimate Hulk is [[IAmAHumanitarian a humanitarian.]]

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** In contrast, the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of the Hulk is a down right scary version of TheUnfettered. In every way that Ultimate Banner restrains or represses himself (which is every way), the Hulk cuts loose. For instance, Ultimate Banner is a vegetarian. Ultimate Hulk is [[IAmAHumanitarian a humanitarian.]]



* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: In UltimateMarvel, the Hulk is created as a result of Banner's attempts to replicate the effects of the SuperSerum that created ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, rather than radiation. It almost works perfectly; beyond the fact Ultimate Hulk is uncontrollable and, as Banner describes him in the Ultimate Hulk/Ultimate ComicBook/IronMan crossover, a moron (he was supposed to have been as ''smart'' as he is strong), Ultimate Hulk is everything Banner set out to make him. He has SuperStrength, a HealingFactor, NighInvulnerability, and he can even [[AdaptiveAbility subconsciously mutate to match requirements of his environment]] -- this is most dramatically portrayed in the aforementioned Hulk/Iron Man crossover, where in the span of seconds he ''transforms himself to be capable of surviving on [[DeathWorld Venus]]''.

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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: In UltimateMarvel, ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, the Hulk is created as a result of Banner's attempts to replicate the effects of the SuperSerum that created ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, rather than radiation. It almost works perfectly; beyond the fact Ultimate Hulk is uncontrollable and, as Banner describes him in the Ultimate Hulk/Ultimate ComicBook/IronMan crossover, a moron (he was supposed to have been as ''smart'' as he is strong), Ultimate Hulk is everything Banner set out to make him. He has SuperStrength, a HealingFactor, NighInvulnerability, and he can even [[AdaptiveAbility subconsciously mutate to match requirements of his environment]] -- this is most dramatically portrayed in the aforementioned Hulk/Iron Man crossover, where in the span of seconds he ''transforms himself to be capable of surviving on [[DeathWorld Venus]]''.



* MythologyGag: In ''UltimateMarvel'', [[spoiler: Betty Ross becoming the Ultimate ComicBook/SheHulk could be seen as this, given Betty had a brief stint as a gamma-powered monster called [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies the Harpy]] before her ComicBookDeath and is now the [[ComicBook/RedHulk Red]] ComicBook/SheHulk in the mainstream universe]].

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* MythologyGag: In ''UltimateMarvel'', ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', [[spoiler: Betty Ross becoming the Ultimate ComicBook/SheHulk could be seen as this, given Betty had a brief stint as a gamma-powered monster called [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies the Harpy]] before her ComicBookDeath and is now the [[ComicBook/RedHulk Red]] ComicBook/SheHulk in the mainstream universe]].
15th Dec '16 7:08:13 PM Doug86
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* SuperWeight: Level 5, but when ridiculously angry, in much the same manner that ''DragonBallZ'' was level 5 towards the end. In terms of infinite potential upper limits of raw power only he is a level 6.

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* SuperWeight: Level 5, but when ridiculously angry, in much the same manner that ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was level 5 towards the end. In terms of infinite potential upper limits of raw power only he is a level 6.
5th Dec '16 6:11:39 PM Dingbot
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** Mindless Hulk in the crossroads: UnscrupulousHero. A wild animal, but not inherently malevolent, and capable of instinctive loyalty or empathy.

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** Mindless Hulk in the crossroads: UnscrupulousHero.Unscrupulous Hero. A wild animal, but not inherently malevolent, and capable of instinctive loyalty or empathy.



** Merged Hulk: KnightInSourArmor or PragmaticHero. Possibly the most well-adjusted incarnation, and genuinely proactively well-intended, actively dedicating himself to helping the world, without going to murderous extremes, and playing reasonably well with others. However, he had a WhatTheHellHero Wolverine-style psychotic rage episode in issue 400, wherein he accidentally killed the Leader, supposedly the leftover "truly mindless Hulk", which briefly bumped him to type IV.

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** Merged Hulk: KnightInSourArmor Knight In Sour Armor or PragmaticHero.Pragmatic Hero. Possibly the most well-adjusted incarnation, and genuinely proactively well-intended, actively dedicating himself to helping the world, without going to murderous extremes, and playing reasonably well with others. However, he had a WhatTheHellHero Wolverine-style psychotic rage episode in issue 400, wherein he accidentally killed the Leader, supposedly the leftover "truly mindless Hulk", which briefly bumped him to type IV.



** Green Scar: Roughly a PragmaticHero on Sakaar/basically a more responsible version of the original. Views are split about whether he was provoked into UnscrupulousHero or NominalHero during World War Hulk (compare a sovereign nation being annihilated, and then strictly retaliating by going after those responsible, without any Hiroshima or civilian casualties involved), although due to extremes of very inconsiderate property damage, and still less bloodthirsty than the majority of pragmatic heroes.

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** Green Scar: Roughly a PragmaticHero Pragmatic Hero on Sakaar/basically a more responsible version of the original. Views are split about whether he was provoked into UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous Hero or NominalHero Nominal Hero during World War Hulk (compare a sovereign nation being annihilated, and then strictly retaliating by going after those responsible, without any Hiroshima or civilian casualties involved), although due to extremes of very inconsiderate property damage, and still less bloodthirsty than the majority of pragmatic heroes.
3rd Nov '16 9:50:40 PM nombretomado
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* AnimatedAdaptation: The first came in 1966, as part of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''. He's had two TV series dedicated to him (one in the 80's and one in the 90's) both CutShort, though both series retain small but faithful fanbases. Since then, he has had multiple appearances in [=DTVs=] and other Marvel TV series since then, most prominently HulkVs, PlanetHulk, and ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: The first came in 1966, as part of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''. He's had two TV series dedicated to him (one in the 80's and one in the 90's) both CutShort, though both series retain small but faithful fanbases. Since then, he has had multiple appearances in [=DTVs=] and other Marvel TV series since then, most prominently HulkVs, WesternAnimation/HulkVs, PlanetHulk, and ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
22nd Sep '16 7:12:45 AM timotaka
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* EmbodimentOfVice: The Hulk himself is wrath, of course, but there are more subtle examples in his various personalities- Banner classically dealing with issues of self-loathing and fatalism, for instance. Many of his classic foes have also been examples of the trope; for instance the Abomination is typically portrayed as an embodyment of {{Hubris}}.

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The Hulk himself is wrath, of course, but there are more subtle examples in his various personalities- Banner classically dealing with issues of self-loathing and fatalism, for instance. Many of his classic foes have also been examples of the trope; for instance the Abomination is typically portrayed as an embodyment of {{Hubris}}.{{Hubris}}.
** Peter David characterized the savage Green Hulk like a child prone to tantrums. Grey Hulk on the other hand would be the embodiment of pubescent desires. As Joe Fixit he worked as mafia muscle and led a hedonist lifestyle in Las Vegas: snappy dresses, fine meals, parties and booze, sleeping with beautiful women...
21st Sep '16 3:08:12 AM TitoMosquito
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** In one issue, Hulk does this to She-Hulk.
28th Aug '16 3:11:12 AM FierceArtist
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* InsufferableGenius: As Doc Green

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* InsufferableGenius: As Doc GreenGreen.


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* PowerBornOfMadness: What the Hulk runs on, and heavily implied to be the reason that Banner not only survived the detonation of the gamma bomb, but why the Hulk is so much more powerful than most, if not all of the gamma mutates that have come before or since. His already fractured psyche created a monster based on the trauma he received as a child, and the personas emerged from different stages of his life that Banner denied himself the person he wanted to be (Savage-the angry child; Joe Fixit-the late adolescent, etc.). Adding to his long-suppressed rage gives the Hulk the ability to get stronger when he gets madder. Also explains his more myriad abilities, like been able to see ghosts, as Banner always feared his long-dead abusive father would come back to torment him again.
15th Jul '16 7:21:57 AM KingZeal
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* SuperSupremacist: In his more aggressive or villainous forms, Hulk himself is this trope, as the "Banner" portion of his mind is typically portrayed as the side that drives him to save and protect humans. When ofteabsent of Banner, Hulk often hates humans (and many other species, such as HumanAliens) and finds them puny and not worth his time. In the BadFuture of ''Future Imperfect'', this mentality eventually led to him becoming The Maestro, a superhuman despot.

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* SuperSupremacist: In his more aggressive or villainous forms, Hulk himself is this trope, as the "Banner" portion of his mind is typically portrayed as the side that drives him to save and protect humans. When ofteabsent absent of Banner, Hulk often hates humans (and many other species, such as HumanAliens) and finds them puny and not worth his time. In the BadFuture of ''Future Imperfect'', this mentality eventually led to him becoming The Maestro, a superhuman despot.
15th Jul '16 7:21:07 AM KingZeal
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* SuperSupremacist: In the BadFuture of ''Future Imperfect'', this mentality eventually led to him becoming The Maestro, a superhuman despot.

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* SuperSupremacist: SuperSupremacist: In his more aggressive or villainous forms, Hulk himself is this trope, as the "Banner" portion of his mind is typically portrayed as the side that drives him to save and protect humans. When ofteabsent of Banner, Hulk often hates humans (and many other species, such as HumanAliens) and finds them puny and not worth his time. In the BadFuture of ''Future Imperfect'', this mentality eventually led to him becoming The Maestro, a superhuman despot.
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