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14th Nov '17 6:00:02 PM gurkle2
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* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, for whom this trope is named, but only the animated version and the "savage" version from the comics. In the movies, Hulk only [[ScreamingWarrior roars]], with a single line in the first three ([[{{Film/Hulk}} 2003 movie version]] has him saying "'''[[MythologyGag Puny human]]'''" in Bruce Banner's dream sequence; [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk in the 2008 movie]], Hulk said "'''[[HulkSmash HULK... SMASH]]'''!" during the final fight scene with Abomination -- [[CatchPhrase because it had to be said at least once]] -- and in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', given Comicbook/{{Loki}} [[AGodAmI called himself a god]] [[MetronomicManMashing before being beaten]], Hulk walks away saying "[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Puny God...]]"). For the most part, however, he speaks correct, [[TerseTalker if terse]], English. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' he finally starts talking extensively in classic Hulk Speak.

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* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, for whom this trope is named, but only the animated version and the "savage" version from the comics. In the movies, Hulk only [[ScreamingWarrior roars]], with a single line in the first three ([[{{Film/Hulk}} 2003 movie version]] has him saying "'''[[MythologyGag Puny human]]'''" in Bruce Banner's dream sequence; [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk in the 2008 movie]], Hulk said "'''[[HulkSmash HULK... SMASH]]'''!" during the final fight scene with Abomination -- [[CatchPhrase because it had to be said at least once]] -- and in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', given Comicbook/{{Loki}} [[AGodAmI called himself a god]] [[MetronomicManMashing before being beaten]], Hulk walks away saying "[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Puny God...]]"). For the most part, however, he speaks correct, [[TerseTalker if terse]], English. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' he finally starts talking extensively in classic Hulk Speak.Hulkspeak.



* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': Hulk speaks extensively in this one, and mostly in classic Hulk Speak.

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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': Hulk finally speaks extensively a lot in this one, and mostly in classic Hulk Speak.Hulkspeak.
14th Nov '17 5:59:22 PM gurkle2
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* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, for whom this trope is named, but only the animated version and the "savage" version from the comics. In the movies, Hulk only [[ScreamingWarrior roars]], with a single line in the first three ([[{{Film/Hulk}} 2003 movie version]] has him saying "'''[[MythologyGag Puny human]]'''" in Bruce Banner's dream sequence; [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk in the 2008 movie]], Hulk said "'''[[HulkSmash HULK... SMASH]]'''!" during the final fight scene with Abomination -- [[CatchPhrase because it had to be said at least once]] -- and in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', given Comicbook/{{Loki}} [[AGodAmI called himself a god]] [[MetronomicManMashing before being beaten]], Hulk walks away saying "[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Puny God...]]"). For the most part, however, he speaks correct, [[TerseTalker if terse]], English. The Hulk says "HULK SMASH!" pretty often in the comics, even in his more intelligent incarnations that are pretty smart and can actually speak perfectly fluent English. Then there was a partial subversion in Peter David's apocalyptic far-future Hulk story ''The Last Titan''; the Hulk was given ample space for his thoughts, which while being in Hulkspeak, were well-constructed and reasonable, though also mostly misanthropic and relating to various forms of violence.

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* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, for whom this trope is named, but only the animated version and the "savage" version from the comics. In the movies, Hulk only [[ScreamingWarrior roars]], with a single line in the first three ([[{{Film/Hulk}} 2003 movie version]] has him saying "'''[[MythologyGag Puny human]]'''" in Bruce Banner's dream sequence; [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk in the 2008 movie]], Hulk said "'''[[HulkSmash HULK... SMASH]]'''!" during the final fight scene with Abomination -- [[CatchPhrase because it had to be said at least once]] -- and in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', given Comicbook/{{Loki}} [[AGodAmI called himself a god]] [[MetronomicManMashing before being beaten]], Hulk walks away saying "[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Puny God...]]"). For the most part, however, he speaks correct, [[TerseTalker if terse]], English. The In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' he finally starts talking extensively in classic Hulk Speak.
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Hulk says "HULK SMASH!" pretty often in the comics, even in his more intelligent incarnations that are pretty smart and can actually speak perfectly fluent English. Then there was a partial subversion in Peter David's apocalyptic far-future Hulk story ''The Last Titan''; the Hulk was given ample space for his thoughts, which while being in Hulkspeak, were well-constructed and reasonable, though also mostly misanthropic and relating to various forms of violence.


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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': Hulk speaks extensively in this one, and mostly in classic Hulk Speak.
-->'''Hulk:''' Hulk like fire, Thor like water.\\
'''Thor:''' Well, we're kinda both like fire.\\
'''Hulk:''' But Hulk like ''raging'' fire. Thor like ''smoldering'' fire.
1st Oct '17 5:35:46 AM uhema
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* Herman Wouk, in his novel ''City Boy'', situated this in an unusual subject: Mr. Krieger, a New York City small businessman, who uses only the minimum words needed to convey meaning; e.g., "Me and Mr. Powers go cup coffee" or "Hard feeling nothing worth. What good? Look future." Krieger is one of the rare characters who is a prosaic human native speaker of English to Hulk out his diction. He speaks this way because he lacks self-confidence and is afraid that any sentence he says might entrap him, so he never utters a full sentence, speaking "only about one word out of four. This ingenious principle enabled him to deny anything he said, on the grounds that he had been misunderstood, if it happened to sound wrong once out of his mouth."
23rd Sep '17 10:29:56 AM nombretomado
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** Later, this is hilariously used with a real hologram of AttilaTheHun is facing Zapp Brannigan with a laser cannon:

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** Later, this is hilariously used with a real hologram of AttilaTheHun UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun is facing Zapp Brannigan with a laser cannon:
15th Sep '17 8:16:17 AM Prfnoff
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* In the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books, the Hork-Bajir mostly spoke in Hulkspeak. In the earlier books, they also had a tendency to mix alien words into their sentences, but this decreased before long, and most of the things a Hork-Bajir says are pure English Hulkspeak. In the Hork-Bajirs' case, this is clearly an effect of AliensSpeakingEnglish. We can tell, because in a book that takes place on their own world, ''The Hork-Bajir Chronicles'', the TranslationConvention is in effect and all their sentences are rendered with normal grammar.
** The exception is Toby Hamee, since she is a Hork-Bajir seer, meaning she is much more intelligent than the rest of her race.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books, the Hork-Bajir mostly spoke in Hulkspeak. In the earlier books, they also had a tendency to mix alien words into their sentences, but this decreased before long, and most of the things a Hork-Bajir says are pure English Hulkspeak. In the Hork-Bajirs' case, this is clearly an effect of AliensSpeakingEnglish. We can tell, because in a book that takes place on their own world, ''The Hork-Bajir Chronicles'', the TranslationConvention is in effect and all their sentences are rendered with normal grammar.
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grammar. The exception is Toby Hamee, since she is a Hork-Bajir seer, meaning she is much more intelligent than the rest of her race.



* The giant Grawp in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' uses Hulkspeak, including simplified names like "Hagger" instead of "Hagrid" and "Hermy" instead of "Hermione".
** Though, while little mention is made of giant intelligence, very few of them speak English, so it could just be Grawp not speaking enough English to speak properly.

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* The giant Grawp in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' uses Hulkspeak, including simplified names like "Hagger" instead of "Hagrid" and "Hermy" instead of "Hermione".
** Though, while
"Hermione". While little mention is made of giant intelligence, very few of them speak English, so it could just be Grawp not speaking enough English to speak properly.
12th Sep '17 8:47:44 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'', Mehrunes Dagon, [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[DestroyerDeity Destruction]], speaks like this with an added bit of ThirdPersonPerson. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness This is dropped in all future appearances]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', Mehrunes Dagon, [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[DestroyerDeity Destruction]], speaks like this with an added bit of ThirdPersonPerson. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness This is dropped in all future appearances]].appearances]].
** Scamps are the [[TheGoomba weakest]] and [[FunSize smallest]] known form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]], as well as the least intelligent of the sentient Daedra. Scamps who are able to speak Tamriellic tend to do so in this fashion, sometimes crossing over with YouNoTakeCandle.
30th Aug '17 9:35:43 AM tropower
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* In ''Film/ShortCircuit'', Number 5's speech is initially a cross between this and RoboSpeak, although he can also speak normally.
* Ludo speaks like this in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
22nd Aug '17 11:21:50 AM BeerBaron
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* Khajiit in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' have the same linguistic condition. When they don't use their own name instead of a pronoun, they use "Khajiit" instead. Interestingly, this is not shared with the Khajiits of any other ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' game. It's Handwaved in that their are multiple species of Khajiit forming different tribes.

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* Khajiit in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' have the same linguistic condition. When they don't use their own name instead In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'', Mehrunes Dagon, [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of a pronoun, they use "Khajiit" instead. Interestingly, [[DestroyerDeity Destruction]], speaks like this is not shared with the Khajiits an added bit of any other ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' game. It's Handwaved ThirdPersonPerson. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness This is dropped in that their are multiple species of Khajiit forming different tribes.all future appearances]].
14th Aug '17 7:32:00 AM Clare
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* [[DumbMuscle Cindarr]] does this on a couple of occasions in ''Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light''. In "The Dark Hand of Treachery" he says: "Power Staff not last very long" and "Honor Among Thieves" has the Grimlock-esque: "Me Cindarr broke". However, the rest of his dialogue is more or less grammatically correct.

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* [[DumbMuscle Cindarr]] does this on a couple of occasions in ''Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light''.''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}''. In "The Dark Hand of Treachery" he says: "Power Staff not last very long" and "Honor Among Thieves" has the Grimlock-esque: "Me Cindarr broke". However, the rest of his dialogue is more or less grammatically correct.
13th Aug '17 1:55:57 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Fawkes in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is a notable exception / subversion -- he speaks in the same grunt-like fashion as the other Vault 87-variant super-mutants, but because he is intelligent and has managed to become well-read he is actually quite articulate.

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** Fawkes in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is a notable exception / subversion -- he speaks in the same grunt-like fashion as the other Vault 87-variant super-mutants, but because he is intelligent and has managed to become well-read he is actually quite articulate. Uncle Leo, for some reason, is also intelligent and peaceful. He did say he read a book a long time ago but this may be before his transformation.



*** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has a Super Mutant follower who's a NORMAL Super Mutant, whose principal interests are violence and... more violence. He Hulk-Speaks relentlessly.
*** Dog from ''Dead Money'' also uses hulkspeak, although his alternate personality "God" speaks normally.
*** The Swampfolk in ''Point Lookout'' also speak this way.

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*** ** The Swampfolk in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}: Point Lookout'' also speak this way, due to being mutant inbred [[HillbillyHorror hicks]].
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''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has a Super Mutant follower named "Strong" who's a NORMAL Super Mutant, whose principal interests are violence and... more violence. He Hulk-Speaks relentlessly.
*** ** Dog from ''Dead ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}: Dead Money'' also uses hulkspeak, although his alternate personality "God" speaks normally.
*** The Swampfolk in ''Point Lookout'' also speak this way.
rather eloquently. This is due to him/them being a Super Mutant Nightkin and suffering from schizophrenia and other delusions. [[spoiler: Their merged personality will talk like a regular person.]]
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