History Series / TheIncrediblehulk

25th Apr '17 1:32:40 PM silverbolt1
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* AllPartOfTheShow: In "My Favorite Magician", David assists an eldery magician. In a number, he is handcuffed in a glass box full of water, placed behind a screen. The hadcuffs' key is supposed to be in the box false bottom, but the magician ''forgot to place it there''. Not finding the key and unable to hold his breath for much longer, David hulks out, breaking out of the box and bringing the screen down. The audience feels baffled for a moment, then applaud. Moments later, a middle-aged couple finds him outside the theater... [[RunningGag and cumpliments his performance]]. When he reacts awkwardly to the camera's flash (yes, they wanted pictures of him), they simply regards is as "show folk" being eccentric.

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* AllPartOfTheShow: In "My Favorite Magician", David assists an eldery magician. In a number, he is handcuffed in a glass box full of water, placed behind a screen. The hadcuffs' key is supposed to be in the box false bottom, but the magician ''forgot to place it there''. Not finding the key and unable to hold his breath for much longer, David hulks out, breaking out of the box and bringing the screen down. The audience feels baffled for a moment, then applaud. Moments later, a middle-aged couple finds him Hulk outside the theater... [[RunningGag and cumpliments his performance]]. When he reacts awkwardly to the camera's flash (yes, they wanted pictures of him), they simply regards is it as "show folk" being eccentric.
25th Apr '17 1:03:45 PM silverbolt1
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* AllPartOfTheShow: In "My Favorite Magician", David assists an eldery magician. In a number, he is handcuffed in a glass box full of water, placed behind a screen. The hadcuffs' key is supposed to be in the box false bottom, but the magician ''forgot to place it there''. Not finding the key and unable to hold his breath for much longer, David hulks out, breaking out of the box and bringing the screen down. The audience feels baffled for a moment, then applaud. Moments later, a middle-aged couple finds him outside the theater... [[RunningGag and cumpliments his performance]]. When he reacts awkwardly to the camera's flash (yes, they wanted pictures of him), they simply regards is as "show folk" being eccentric.


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** It also happens to Hulk himself sometimes, due to his primitive mind. In the episode "Ricky", he is amused with... soda cans.
17th Apr '17 7:23:08 PM MattP5557
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%%* CartwrightCurse

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%%* CartwrightCurse* CartwrightCurse: Goes with David's status as a CosmicPlaything


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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: For a man who's supposed to be in hiding David really gets involved in peoples business.


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* FakingTheDead: Read the opening line.


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* HiddenInPlainSight: The main reason David avoided Jack as long as he did was because when not hulked-out he's such a GenericGuy nobody could ever give a good description of him. Lampshaded by Jack in "Proof Positive".
6th Apr '17 4:01:14 PM eroock
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->''Doctor David Banner: physician, scientist; searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. \\

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->''Doctor ->''"Doctor David Banner: physician, scientist; searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. \\



''The Creature is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. David Banner is believed to be dead; and he must let the world think that he is dead, until he can find a way to control the raging spirit that dwells within him...''

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''The Creature is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. David Banner is believed to be dead; and he must let the world think that he is dead, until he can find a way to control the raging spirit that dwells within him...''
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-->-- '''OpeningNarration'''



%%* OpeningNarration: The article's header quotation.

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%%* * OpeningNarration: The article's header quotation.show opens with the narration seen in the page quote on top.
23rd Mar '17 12:08:12 PM DarkStorm
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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.

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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 A particularly good example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSScKDcn_Ds during the episode [[spoiler: when David marries Carolyn Fields]], two-parter "Married"]], where one mook guy repeatedly threw several large plastic bottles at the Hulk as he was leaving. It did not end well.
well, for the guy or for ''his entire house''.
* 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. (This last part is seen during the opening, as well)



* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: You can count on one hand the amount of times the name "Hulk" is used. Almost Literally. David goes throughout almost the entire series never using the name beyond one or two episodes tops. Presumably, the only reason he even uses it is because the paper Jack [=McGee=] works for has more or less ''popularized'' the name. Most of the time he refers to the Hulk as "The Creature" while [=McGee=] and everyone else who knows of the creature are known to call it The Hulk, though they also sometimes call it The Creature as well.
* 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.]]

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* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames:
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You can count on one hand the amount of times the name "Hulk" is used. Almost Literally.literally. David goes throughout almost the entire series never using the name beyond one or two episodes tops. Presumably, the only reason he even uses it is because the paper Jack [=McGee=] works for has more or less ''popularized'' the name. Most of the time he refers to the Hulk as "The Creature" while [=McGee=] and everyone else who knows of the creature are known to call it The Hulk, though they also sometimes call it The Creature as well.
well.
** In the episode "The First", the other Hulk is explicitly credited as "[[spoiler:Frye's]] Creature" rather than any variation of "Hulk".
* 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.]]



* CrossReferencedTitles: Before this show, Bixby starred in two other series, ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' and ''Series/TheMagician''. So when an episode came around in which Banner befriends a broken down magician played by ''Martian'' co-star Ray Walston, it was titled ''My Favorite Magician''.

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* CrossReferencedTitles: Before this show, Bixby starred in two other series, ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' and ''Series/TheMagician''. So when an episode came around in which Banner befriends a broken down broken-down magician played by ''Martian'' co-star Ray Walston, it was titled ''My "My Favorite Magician''.Magician."



* EyeAwaken: As in the Hulk is waking up. Whenever David crossed the 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.

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* EyeAwaken: As in the Hulk is waking up. Whenever David crossed the 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. (Alternately, he'd cover his face with an arm, and then uncover it to reveal his eyes as the transformation sound/music started)



* 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". 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.
* HealingFactor: While not as dramatic in as the original comic, the Hulk can recover from nearly any injury and with incredible speed. Sometimes, however, one transformation is not enough for more serious injuries. This is most obvious in the episode where Banner was paralyzed and then transforms: you see the Hulk flop around unable to understand why he can't stand, while his healing power obviously goes into overdrive repairing his severed spine to enable the Hulk to stand up within seconds. At first he can only clumsily hobble along, but David is able to trade his wheelchair for leg braces and crutches. Later, a second transformation fully returns his ability to walk.
** Another example is the first-season episode "Life and Death," where David is given a lethal injection of poison. The first transformation only partially gets rid of the poison, leaving both the Hulk and David groggy and dizzy, until the second transformation purges the rest.

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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 enhancement, but he just got was much more than he bargained for, leading to one really tragic case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
* HandicappedBadass: Li Sung of "Another Path" and "The 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. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxZionzIYpU Even the Hulk was just cleaning up after him rather than defusing the threat himself.
himself.]]
* HealingFactor: While not as dramatic in as the original comic, the Hulk can recover from nearly any injury and with incredible speed. Also unlike the original comics, most of the healing seems to take place during the transformation itself. Sometimes, however, one transformation is not enough for more serious injuries. This is most obvious in the episode injuries.
** In "The Harder They Fall",
where Banner was paralyzed and then later transforms: you see at first, the Hulk flop flops around unable to understand why he can't stand, while and pounds his healing power obviously goes into overdrive repairing his severed spine to enable the Hulk to stand up within seconds. At first he can only clumsily hobble along, numb legs, but after a few seconds he's capable of at least standing and hobbling along. When he changes back, David is able to trade his wheelchair for leg braces and crutches. Later, a second transformation fully returns his ability to walk.
** Another example is the first-season episode "Life and Death," where David is given a lethal injection of poison. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMmsANtYDLU The first transformation transformation]] only partially gets rid of the poison, leaving both the Hulk and David groggy and dizzy, until [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K55hEP9VXt0 the second transformation transformation]] purges the rest.



* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: In "Babalao" - in fact, the first transformation of the episode happens right in the middle of the parade itself.
* JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler:In "Deathmask," police officer Frank Rhodes is pursuing a man who murders college co-eds, and comes to believe David is the killer, not realizing that it's actually himself.]] Outright stated by David when he is hinting his condition to Dr. Carolyn Fields after she realizes who he really is.

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* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: In "Babalao" - in fact, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVro3juRmFg the first transformation of the episode episode]] happens right in the middle of the parade itself.
* JekyllAndHyde: JekyllAndHyde:
** Outright stated by David in "Married" when he is hinting his condition to Dr. Carolyn Fields after she realizes who he really is.
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[[spoiler:In "Deathmask," police officer Frank Rhodes is pursuing a man who murders college co-eds, and comes to believe David is the killer, not realizing that it's actually himself.]] Outright stated by David when he is hinting his condition to Dr. Carolyn Fields after she realizes who he really is.



* TheLoad: Julie in "Death in the Family"; for two-thirds of this two-hour episode, she's about as much use to David as a bag full of sand. (Laurie Prange appears again as a blind girl in "Prometheus".)

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* TheLoad: TheLoad:
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Julie in "Death in the Family"; for two-thirds of this two-hour episode, she's about as much use to David as a bag full of sand. (Laurie Prange sand.
** Her actress, Laurie Prange,
appears again as a the blind girl Katie in "Prometheus".) "Prometheus", where she plays a similar role - at least, until she has to act as the Demi-Hulk's brain while he acts as her eyes and hands.



* MistakenForOwnMurderer: The Hulk is suspected in David Banner's death because no one knows his secret.

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* MistakenForMurderer: The Hulk is suspected in Elaina Marks' death, even though he was just trying to save her from the fire that did kill her.
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MistakenForOwnMurderer: The Hulk is also suspected in David Banner's death because almost no one knows his secret.



* ProWrestlingIsReal: In one episode, David had a job as a trainer/medic at a pro wrestling arena. The wrestlers got along with each other well enough, but inside the ring it was all real.

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* ProWrestlingIsReal: In one episode, "Half-Nelson", David had a job as a trainer/medic at a pro wrestling arena. The wrestlers got along with each other well enough, but inside the ring it was all real.



* RageBreakingPoint: Hilariously used when David was trying to report to the police, and the operator had him go through several operations to reach the police. Of course this happened:

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* RageBreakingPoint: Hilariously used when David Used in most episodes to some degree, but one of the most infamous was trying in "Never Give a Trucker an Even Break". His friend is locked in a nearby warehouse screaming for help, as she's surrounded by mobsters who want to report beat her up and then kill her, so he tries to call the police at a nearby phone booth. First he calls the Operator, doesn't get an answer, and doesn't get his dime back (which isn't supposed to happen). Then he calls Directory Assistance. The DA operator is is unable to return his dime or connect him directly to the police, and also annoys him with incessant questions. She finally gives him the number for one of the local police departments. He hangs up, not getting his dime back AGAIN, and calls the number he was just given, only for the operator had him go through several operations to reach the police. Of course this happened:demand 25 cents. At that point:



'''David:''' ''(looking through his change)'' I don't have 25 cents!!
:: Bad enough when he hulks out in anger as a result.

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'''David:''' ''(looking ''(frantically looking through what's left of his change)'' change, his eyes glowing)'' I don't have 25 cents!!
:: Bad enough when he hulks out in anger as a result.
cents!!



* SuperStrength: David wanted to tap into the hidden strength that all humans have, he succeeded in his goal and then some!
* TheBoxingEpisode: The first regular-season episode was "Final Round," where a crime boss attempts to kill a hypertensive boxer by spiking his water. (Surely the prospect of putting the Hulk in the ring made this an obvious story idea.)

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* SuperStrength: David wanted to tap into the hidden strength that all humans have, he succeeded in his goal and then some!
some! The Hulk's feats of strength are not quite as epic as his comic book counterpart (due to being made on a 1970s TV budget), but on the other hand, he seems to have no upper limits, either.
* TheBoxingEpisode: The first regular-season episode was "Final Round," where a crime boss attempts to kill a hypertensive boxer by spiking his water. (Surely While the prospect of putting the Hulk in the ring made this an obvious story idea.)idea, it's not considered one of the better episodes of the series. It's the only episode to date to be mocked by the fine folks at [[http://www.rifftrax.com/the-incredible-hulk-final-round Rifftrax]].
2nd Mar '17 1:23:23 PM WyraachUr
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** He also says it in the episode 'Dark Side', but it's delivered in a taunting fashion by David, whose latest attempt to mentally subdue the Hulk resulted in his darker side being released, to a group of people who lash out at him at a nightclub.
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.
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