History Series / TheIncrediblehulk

16th Jan '18 2:29:40 PM ANTMuddle
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* GoneHorriblyRight: When looked at another way, Banner's experiment worked '''TOO WELL'''; he wanted strength enhancement, but he got much more than he bargained for, leading to one really tragic case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: When looked at another way, Banner's experiment worked '''TOO WELL'''; he wanted strength enhancement, but he got much more than he bargained for, leading to one really tragic case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor. Or put another way: ANGER leads to DANGER.
16th Jan '18 2:25:03 PM ANTMuddle
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* CriminalDoppelganger: An episode had David Banner cross paths with a criminal who looked exactly like him (Bill Bixby with a mustache). Despite trying to frame Banner, the criminal was caught by police and attempted to weasel out of it by saying, "There's a guy who looks exactly like me." The police dismissed the idea as inane.
* 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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* CriminalDoppelganger: An episode had David Banner cross paths with a criminal who looked exactly like him (Bill Bixby with a mustache).mustache and a suit). Despite trying to frame Banner, the criminal was caught by police and attempted to weasel out of it by saying, "There's a guy who looks exactly like me." The police dismissed the idea as inane.
* CrossReferencedTitles: Before this show, Bixby starred in at least 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."



** BlessedWithSuck: On the other hand, if his condition hadn't wrecked his life, he'd be living quietly as a research scientist, and wouldn't be getting into trouble to begin with.

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** BlessedWithSuck: On the other hand, if his condition hadn't wrecked his life, he'd be living quietly as a research scientist, and wouldn't be getting into trouble to begin with. He also has no memory of HulkingOut.
9th Jan '18 1:32:06 PM DarkStorm
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* RageBreakingPoint: Used in most episodes to some degree, but one of the most infamous was 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 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 to demand 25 cents. At that point:

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* RageBreakingPoint: Used in most episodes to some degree, but one of the most infamous was 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 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, ''again'', and calls the number he was just given, only for the operator to demand 25 cents. cents, which means DA didn't even give him the number of a ''local'' police station, but one further away! At that point:
19th Nov '17 8:06:34 AM MattP5557
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* GentleGiant: The show strictly follows the "just wants to be left alone and will only attack if provoked" characterization of the Hulk, [[AdaptationalHeroism toned down his disdain for "Puny Humans" (not to mention his disdain for "puny Banner"),]] and almost always gives him a PetTheDog moment before he turns back.

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* GentleGiant: The show strictly follows the "just wants to be left alone and will only attack if provoked" characterization of the Hulk, [[AdaptationalHeroism toned down his disdain for "Puny Humans" (not to mention Humans"]] (aside from his disdain for "puny Banner"),]] Banner"), and almost always gives him a PetTheDog moment before he turns back.


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* PrisonEpisode: "The Slam", David is arrested [[FelonyMisdemeanor for stealing an apple]] and sent without trail to a corrupt prison which brings us to....
14th Nov '17 6:52:55 PM PaulA
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* RecycledInSpace: Many of the people who look back on the show today are quick to point out, ''favorably'', that the show was basically ''Series/KungFu'' '''with superpowers!''' Also, a distinct influence from TheFugitive is obvious.

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* RecycledInSpace: Many of the people who look back on the show today are quick to point out, ''favorably'', that the show was basically ''Series/KungFu'' '''with superpowers!''' Also, a distinct influence from TheFugitive ''Series/TheFugitive'' is obvious.
12th Oct '17 9:18:20 AM hullflyer
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* GentleGiant: The show strictly follow's the just wants to be left alone and will only attack if provoked characterization of the hulk, [[AdaptationalHeroism toned down his disdain for "Puny Humans" (not to mention his disdain for "puny Banner"),]] and almost always gives him a PetTheDog moment before he turns back.

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* GentleGiant: The show strictly follow's follows the just "just wants to be left alone and will only attack if provoked provoked" characterization of the hulk, Hulk, [[AdaptationalHeroism toned down his disdain for "Puny Humans" (not to mention his disdain for "puny Banner"),]] and almost always gives him a PetTheDog moment before he turns back.
3rd Oct '17 1:34:39 PM avon
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* NeverFoundTheBody: "David Banner is believed to be dead". Obviously Elaina Marks' body is found, hence her burial. But no human remains can be found that could be connected to David. Even burned bodies leave behind something. The nature of the lab explosion was not anywhere enough to completely incinerate a body without a trace. Strange that no one has ever postulated searching for David as a suspect.
3rd Oct '17 1:09:43 PM avon
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* AlmightyJanitor: David typically took on menial jobs such as janitor, dishwasher, and manual labor. In ''Death of the Incredible Hulk'', he actually secretly corrected a scientists formulas overnight while posing as a mentally handicapped janitor.
20th Sep '17 11:03:16 AM MattP5557
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* GentleGiant: The show strictly follow's the just wants to be left alone and will only attack if provoked characterization of the hulk, [[AdaptationalHeroism toned down his disdain for "Puny Humans" (not to mention his disdain for "puny Banner"),]] and almost always gives him a PetTheDog moment before he turns back.


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* MagicRealism: Generally the Hulk himself is the only weird thing in this universe however David did once run into a psychic, alien's might be real and ComicBook/TheMightyThor definitely is.


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%%* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold


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* TwinSwitch: See DeadPersonImpersonation above.
19th Aug '17 6:12:14 PM MattP5557
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* FriendToAllChildren: David, even as the Hulk although kids are generally told to stay away from the latter.
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