History Series / TheIncredibleHulk

17th Dec '16 7:18:35 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* BullyingADragon: While most of the mooks that the Hulk dealt usually [[MuggingTheMonster did not know that David Banner and the hulk were one and the same]], there are a few instances, where after it was pretty clear that this rampaging green monster [[CurbStompBattle could easily defeat them]], these mooks still attacked the Hulk. The most egregious example is during the episode [[spoiler: when David marries Carolyn Fields]], one mook repeatedly threw several bottles at the Hulk as he was leaving. It did not end well.
* BuryingASubstitute: [[ImpliedTrope Implied ]] in the pilot, when we see David Banner's already filled in gravesite as they bury his colleague/love interest. After everyone leaves David comes out of hiding and spends some time contemplating his gravestone.



* BullyingADragon: While most of the mooks that the Hulk dealt usually [[MuggingTheMonster did not know that David Banner and the hulk were one and the same]], there are a few instances, where after it was pretty clear that this rampaging green monster [[CurbStompBattle could easily defeat them]], these mooks still attacked the Hulk. The most egregious example is during the episode [[spoiler: when David marries Carolyn Fields]], one mook repeatedly threw several bottles at the Hulk as he was leaving. It did not end well.
* BuryingASubstitute: [[ImpliedTrope Implied ]] in the pilot, when we see David Banner's already filled in gravesite as they bury his colleague/love interest. After everyone leaves David comes out of hiding and spends some time contemplating his gravestone.
15th Nov '16 4:31:00 AM Folamh3
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* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument: In the episode "The First", David finds a multi-volume diary detailing the process by which a scientist actually turned someone else into a Hulk-like creature, and cured it... but the volume with the actual process is missing. [[spoiler:The scientist's groundskeeper - who was the person who had been turned into the Creature - had hidden it.]]
3rd Nov '16 3:09:34 PM Taskmaster123
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** Interestingly, Bill Bixby was a former Marine and therefore fairly adept at hand-to-hand combat. However, having the fighting skills of a Marine wasn't exactly something that could fit with Banner's background.
29th Sep '16 12:07:19 AM 59Efra
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* BuryingASubstitute: [[ImpliedTrope Implied ]] in the pilot, when we see David Banner's already filled in gravesite as they bury his colleague/love interest. After everyone leaves David comes out of hiding and spends some time contemplating his gravestone.
8th Sep '16 11:58:09 AM DarkStorm
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* TookALevelInBadass: In the climax of ''Trial of the Incredible Hulk'', it's David who successfully saves the day, not the Hulk. The Hulk doesn't show up at all.
24th Aug '16 4:54:12 AM DarkStorm
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* AdaptationalWimp: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], since the Hulk in this series is still quite Incredible, yet his powers are clearly scaled down from the comic book version, who once held a ''150 billion ton mountain during Comic/SecretWars!'' Also, even though he still has a healing factor, bullets are able to penetrate his skin and cause him pain, and in the episode "The First," [[spoiler:another hulk creature, granted an older and weaker one, is even killed by gunfire]].

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* AdaptationalWimp: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], since the Hulk in this series is still quite Incredible, yet his powers are clearly scaled down from the comic book version, who once held a ''150 billion ton mountain during Comic/SecretWars!'' Also, even though he still has a healing factor, knives and bullets are able to penetrate his skin and cause him pain, and in the episode "The First," [[spoiler:another hulk creature, granted an older and weaker one, is even killed by gunfire]].



%%* DisposableSuperheroMaker

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%%* DisposableSuperheroMaker* DisposableSuperheroMaker: The machine in the pilot that emits gamma rays (and which is apparently mis-labeled so David gives himself a much higher dosage than intended). It's destroyed when the entire lab goes up in an explosion. There's another machine in "The First" that does something similar, and it gets destroyed in the two Hulks' fight.



* ExcuseMeComingThrough: Averted due to a mindboggling case of ObfuscatingStupidity. One would tend to think that two mutated giants duking it out on the middle of a crowded area would cause people to clear out in a hurry. Not so much.



* EyeAwaken: As in the Hulk is waking up. Whenever David crossed the threshhold for the Hulk to manifest, he would close his eyes for a moment, and when he opened them the irises had changed from brown to pale, bright green.

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* EyeAwaken: As in the Hulk is waking up. Whenever David crossed the threshhold threshold for the Hulk to manifest, he would close his eyes for a moment, and when he opened them the irises had changed from brown to pale, bright green.



* GoneHorriblyRight: When looked at another way, Banner's experiment worked '''TOO WELL'''; he wanted strength enhancement and all the fixin's he just got was more than he bargained for, leading to one really tragic case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
%%* HandicappedBadass: Li Sung of "Another Path" and "The Disciple".

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* GoneHorriblyRight: When looked at another way, Banner's experiment worked '''TOO WELL'''; he wanted strength enhancement and all the fixin's he just got was more than he bargained for, leading to one really tragic case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
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BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
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HandicappedBadass: Li Sung of "Another Path" and "The Disciple".Disciple". He's old and blind, but a very skilled martial artist, easily defeating the villain of his first episode alone, along with many of his mooks. Even the Hulk was just cleaning up after him rather than defusing the threat himself.



%%* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: In "Babalao."

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%%* * ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: In "Babalao.""Babalao" - in fact, the first transformation of the episode happens right in the middle of the parade itself.



%%* TheLostLenore: Banner's wife Laura. Elaina also counts.

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%%* * TheLostLenore: Banner's wife Laura. Elaina also counts. Laura, who was the whole reason he went into studying how humans become stronger in times of danger (and, more importantly, why he didn't when he needed to save her), which ultimately led to his "curse". He still has nightmares about her death, even years later.



%%* PilotMovie: Two of them.

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%%* * PilotMovie: Two of them.them. The unnamed "Pilot" was the actual origin story, detailing how David was afflicted with his condition, and why he had to go on the run; "Death in the Family" was a two-hour adventure that started the series proper.



** On the other hand, the third-season premiere "Metamorphosis" sees David affected by a powerful hallucinogen, and he starts having visions of the Hulk attacking him, which causes him to transform. As the Hulk, he then has visions of David, who he attacks immediately and violently, destroying the room and injuring a bystander. They may not be fully separate personalities, but each represent a part of the whole that the other hates.



* WouldntHurtAChild: In many instances whenever he Hulks out, he never hurts a child. However he does hurt one child's father for attacking him. The mother, on the other hand, he just either stares at or runs away.

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* WouldntHurtAChild: In many instances whenever he Hulks out, he never hurts a child. However However, he does hurt one child's father for attacking him. him. The mother, on the other hand, he just either stares at or runs away.away. Most times, children aren't even scared of him. The young girl in the Pilot episode who the Hulk tries to save from drowning is a rare exception.



%%* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: The TropeNamer.

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%%* * YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: The TropeNamer.TropeNamer. The character only said it once, during the first Pilot, but the line made it into the show's opening, so it's a very well-known line. (And, of course, not many people like David when he's angry, what with the turning into a giant green monster)
1st Aug '16 7:39:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Actually, this was an aspect of the show that mildly irritated Bixby. As an ex-Marine, he was actually fairly adept in hand-to-hand combat. Banner, on the other hand, was always getting his ass kicked without ever getting in at least a punch or two. Bixby understood that having Marine-level fighting skills would not have been realistic for the bookish character, so aside from some mild grousing on-set, he let it go.
*** Though that may explain why Banner shook off his butt-monkey status for the Bixby-directed ''Trial of the Incredible Hulk'', the climax of which featured Banner, not the Hulk, saving the day alongside Daredevil.
31st Jul '16 2:23:44 PM DarkStorm
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*** Though that may explain why Banner shook off his butt-monkey status for the Bixby-directed ''Trial of the Incredible Hulk'', the climax of which featured Banner, not the Hulk, saving the day alongside Daredevil.
18th Jun '16 12:07:15 AM gewunomox
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* TheLonelyPiano: The ending piece, literally entitled "The Lonely Man".

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* TheLonelyPiano: LonelyPianoPiece: The ending piece, literally entitled "The Lonely Man".
11th Jun '16 3:39:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouLookFamiliar: Several times, most notably Gerald [=McRaney=], who showed up in four episodes as different characters.
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