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6th Jan '17 9:49:39 PM Lloigor
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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 talk 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 Hulk says "HULK SMASH!" pretty often in the comics, even in his more intelligent incarnations that are pretty smart and can actually talk speak perfectly fluent English. Then there was a partial Subversion 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.
30th Dec '16 10:10:38 PM nombretomado
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** And played straight in another skit where Barack Obama [[HulkingOut Hulks out]] and turned into "The Rock" Obama (naturally played by the man himself, DwayneJohnson). Made somewhat surreal by how close Johnson sounds to Obama when he speaks.

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** And played straight in another skit where Barack Obama [[HulkingOut Hulks out]] and turned into "The Rock" Obama (naturally played by the man himself, DwayneJohnson).Wrestling/DwayneJohnson). Made somewhat surreal by how close Johnson sounds to Obama when he speaks.
11th Dec '16 8:55:07 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', when Violet transforms into [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=95005 Shrinking Violent]], her only comment is "ME HIT STUFF!" (a ShoutOut to another well-known CatchPhrase).

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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', when Violet transforms into [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=95005 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1895761/violets-in-the-workplace/ Shrinking Violent]], her only comment is "ME HIT STUFF!" (a ShoutOut to another well-known CatchPhrase).
30th Nov '16 2:11:02 PM pwiegle
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' memorably spoofed HulkSpeak in their "death of Superman" sketch. Hulk, taking the podium at the Man of Steel's funeral, announced "Hulk... not... good... with... words" to excuse his reliance on notes, from which he read quite eloquently: "Superman was that rarest of things..."

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' memorably spoofed HulkSpeak in their "death of Superman" sketch. Hulk, taking the podium at the Man of Steel's funeral, announced "Hulk... not... good... with... words" to excuse his reliance on notes, from which he read quite eloquently: eloquently (with the aid of reading glasses): "Superman was that rarest of things..."



** The "Tarzan, Tonto and Frankenstein" sketches make fun of the device, putting the titular trio on talk shows and political round-tables. "Fire bad!" Tarzan and Tonto are relatively articulate, falling more into YouNoTakeCandle territory, and act as translators for the true hulkspeaker Frankenstein.

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** The "Tarzan, Tonto and Frankenstein" sketches make fun of the device, putting the titular trio on talk shows and political round-tables. "Fire bad!" Tarzan and Tonto are relatively articulate, falling more into YouNoTakeCandle territory, and act as translators for the true hulkspeaker Frankenstein.Frankenstein. "Fire bad!"
30th Oct '16 10:06:56 AM nombretomado
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* Grond from ''{{Champions}}''.
* ''{{GURPS}} International Super Teams'' includes among its sample characters a hero known only as "Patchwork", who is a Literature/{{Frankenstein}}ian hulk created by a would-be villain out of parts of dead supers. Although he is intelligent, well-spoken and philosophical, in the field Patchwork affects a violent persona capable only of HulkSpeak as a psychological tactic.

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* Grond from ''{{Champions}}''.
''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''.
* ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} International Super Teams'' includes among its sample characters a hero known only as "Patchwork", who is a Literature/{{Frankenstein}}ian hulk created by a would-be villain out of parts of dead supers. Although he is intelligent, well-spoken and philosophical, in the field Patchwork affects a violent persona capable only of HulkSpeak as a psychological tactic.
29th Oct '16 2:19:35 PM Pepperyena
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* {{Wuppo}} has the Bliones, a race of bipedal flower-lion people. At one point a patch was added to the game that took away their ability to capitalize the first letters of sentences!

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* {{Wuppo}} ''VideoGame/{{Wuppo}}'' has the Bliones, a race of bipedal flower-lion people. At one point a patch was added to the game that took away their ability to capitalize the first letters of sentences!
29th Oct '16 2:17:51 PM Pepperyena
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* {{Wuppo}} has the Bliones, a race of bipedal flower-lion people. At one point a patch was added to the game that took away their ability to capitalize the first letters of sentences!
--> '''Blione''': "i hit things with stick when angry"
23rd Oct '16 1:49:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* From ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/me-crush-middleclass-tax-hike,10693/ Me Crush Middle-Class Tax Hike!]] from Senator Gronk.

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* From ''TheOnion'': ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/me-crush-middleclass-tax-hike,10693/ Me Crush Middle-Class Tax Hike!]] from Senator Gronk.
3rd Sep '16 10:07:17 PM eroock
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** And also in "Jurassic Bark", when the Professor gets tired of explaining that [[CaptainObvious lava is not an appropriate medium for swimming]].

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** And also in "Jurassic Bark", "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]", when the Professor gets tired of explaining that [[CaptainObvious lava is not an appropriate medium for swimming]].
3rd Sep '16 4:30:58 AM Tron80
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* Oddly, [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] used to use Hulkspeak for toddler characters (most notably for Superbaby). This, along with many things about UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} DC, is probably better left unexplained.

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* Oddly, [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] used to use Hulkspeak for toddler characters (most notably for Superbaby). [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superbaby]]). This, along with many things about UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} DC, is probably better left unexplained.unexplained.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'', secondary character Lar-On speaks this way when he turns into a werewolf. His beastly nature overwhelms him and he refers to himself in third person, barely uses names and verbs, and doesn't care about using correct verb tenses.
-->'''Lar-On:''' Zor-El -- ashamed of my name. But you -- never forget Lar-On!
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