[[quoteright:343:[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ThogSMASH_7781.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:343:'''[[ShoutOut "how thog's pants turn purple?"]]''']]

->"'''crong hope crong get to verb conjugation before end of week.'''"
->"'''[[ThirdPersonPerson gok look forward to first-person pronouns]].'''"
->"'''[[AllLowercaseLetters capital letters intrigue mungu]].'''"
-->-- '''A horde of orcs''', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

->''"Removing prepositions makes it more condescending."''
-->-- '''Phineas''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "Tip Of the Day"

[[SelfDemonstratingArticle This speak type for]] [[DumbMuscle character has more muscle than brain]].

They substitute "Me" for "I", or else refer to themselves in [[ThirdPersonPerson third person]]. They put special emphasis on nouns and verbs, and most extra parts of the sentence are lost. If any name is too long, it gets substituted with a cruder name/description (often "[[SomethingPerson (Descriptive adjective)-man]] or -lady"). They also skip any and all articles ("a," "an," and "the"). Favored words in the {{Hulkspeak}} include "Smash", "Puny", and "Blank-thing" (e.g. [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: "HULK SMASH PUNY LIZARD THING! ]]
" when fighting a velociraptor). Yes, the all-caps is necessary. The primary differences between {{Hulkspeak}} and BabyTalk are usually at least six feet and 300 pounds.[[note]]No, BabyTalk has nothing to do with [[IncrediblyLamePun octopi that recently won a lottery in Europe.]][[/note]]

This is a common trait of FrankensteinsMonster, especially in adaptations of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' -- although, in the original novel, the monster spoke perfect French. This is also typical of cavemen. (The Hulkspeak, not the perfect French.)

There is also a version sometimes seen in Japanese works (albeit not quite as often as in those written in English), where a character (usually a FunnyForeigner or RaisedByWolves type) is shown to speak in a somewhat broken fashion. Although still retaining the use of [[JapanesePronouns pronouns]], they will often miss words used to bridge sentences and come off as simple or uneducated. English translations (particularly those written by Trish Ledoux), have a tendency to render this "broken Japanese" as out and out Hulk Speak.

Sometimes this dialect will spoof itself, with the character referring to complicated issues. ("Mongo only [[UnwittingPawn pawn in game of life]].") Consistent with this, characters who use HulkSpeak often have surprising levels of intelligence and philosophical depth. In a sense, it could even be said that their form of speech is an intellectual advantage, as it allows them to simplify complex ideas.

Contrast with GeniusBruiser and SpockSpeak: the former is when a big tough guy is highly intelligent, the latter is when someone speaks with an excessively stiff, formal language. The Genius Bruiser will sometimes use Hulk Speak to [[ObfuscatingStupidity hide his intelligence]]. YouNoTakeCandle is when a foreign character, usually as a result of [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue poor grasp of English]], speaks like this. When trying to describe more complicated concepts, will often overlap with BuffySpeak.

As with TheDitz, an easy way to derive humor from a character using Hulk Speak is to occasionally give them lines expressing more complicated concepts than their usual diction would imply they were capable of grasping. E.g. Thog's first line [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0255.html here]] and Draak's bit [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1725.html here]].

And if it isn't obvious enough, the trope is derived from the speech pattern of ''[[Franchise/MarvelUniverse Marvel's]]'' '''[[SelfDemonstrating/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]]'''.

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!!Examples

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* From the start, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s Majin Buu gained progressively better vocabulary until his final/original form of Kid Buu, whose [[OmnicidalManiac complete lack of sanity]] is a major contributor to such gems as "Me Buu, not you!" and "Buu squish you like bugs!"
* Parodied in one of the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga extras, when Al tries this manner of speaking to become more popular, but stops after realizing how stupid it is.
* The english dubbed version of OnePiece has Zoro in this role when the Straw Hat Pirates are attempting to get into Enies Lobby over a fence...on a train. He even uses the trope namers {{catchphrase}}.
-->Zoro: Hey frog, see fence, SMASH!
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[[folder:Comics]]
* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, for whom this trope is named, but only the animated version and the "savage" version from the comics. The [[{{Film/Hulk}} 2003 movie version]] only spoke once, in Bruce Banner's dream sequence. (It was even a MythologyGag: "'''Puny human'''.") In [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk 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]]. Aside from that, though, he mostly just roared as Hulk. 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.
** The Bixby/Ferrigno ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' TV series from the 1970s likewise averts this trope. Lou Ferrigno mostly stands there and growls while he flexes.
** Writing Hulk-related [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/jun/13/actionandadventure.sciencefictionandfantasy reviews]] or [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-incredible-hulk-hands-on/1100-6191122/ previews]] as if the hero did them occurs at times -- and is mostly hilarious. You can also check out how it looks when [[SelfDemonstrating/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk wrote his own article in this very wiki]].
** The animated adaptation of ''PlanetHulk'' subverts this, with Hulk talking like this for a few early sentences, but speaks fluent English for the rest of the film.
*** The ''PlanetHulk'' comics had that too, but it was explained as NEW version of the Hulk, one able to tap into Banner's intellect to some degree as far as basic intelligence and strategizing (necessary for his survival on the hostile world)
*** The Hulk persona Green Scar is the classic Savage Hulk (who has the mind of a small child) all grown up.
** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} showed up in the Hulk books with his thought narration written in Hulk speak.
* Oddly, [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] used to use Hulkspeak for toddler characters (most notably for Superbaby). This, along with many things about SilverAge DC, is probably better left unexplained.
* Also in DC comics, Solomon Grundy tends to speak this way -- mostly. However, he comes back from the dead different each time, sometimes subtly, sometimes with ''major'' differences. So it varies with each resurrection. Bizarro am not use variant of trope, too.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGQEAiZJMco "Solomon Grundy want pants too!"]]
** If you're lucky, SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} is only using Hulk speak. More often, he's combined it with ConfusingMultipleNegatives, in a form that isn't consist from appearance to appearance or even line to line.
* Eghad from ''Godland'' has an odd variation; He can't seem to form complete sentences, instead expressing key ideas or phrases in the message he's trying to convey... as well as some seemingly random pop culture stuff. "Master! Incoming. Sizzle. Leather bee-yotch. Prosecution. Film at eleven." = "Master, I saw on the news that Adam Archer took out Discordia, who is awaiting trial."
* The crocs from ''PearlsBeforeSwine''. "BINGO! We no can fly [=NUTHeeng=]!"
* Grossout from ''ComicBook/ScareTactics'' talked somewhat like this. He didn't refer to himself in the third person, but he did use the shortest words possible and left out bridging words. This was in large part thanks to his stutter.
* Shape, from ''SquadronSupreme''.
* Mongrol, from ComicBook/ABCWarriors.
* Ka-Zar, MarvelComics' signature WildChild, speaks in this manner... though in one of his earliest appearances an author's note clarifies that this is "merely a loose translation of the original guttural swamp dialect, a tongue which very few of us majored in at college!" Ka-Zar's speech can't be expected to be very sophisticated to begin with, considering that at the time he was illiterate and had little human contact at all.
* Jitterjack and Gloo from ''Comicbook/AstroCity''.
* The ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' villain Mammoth invokes this... [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes.]]
* Comicbook/SuskeEnWiske: Jerom also speaks like this. And he was created 11 years before the Hulk!
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Goyle from ''AVeryPotterMusical'' speaks this way about half the time.
* This happens to Commissar Literature/CiaphasCain and to [[Manga/SailorMoon Hotaru]] in FanFic/{{Lovehammer}} whenever they try to speak High and Low Gothic, respectively. Amberley and the [=PDF=] officers can traverse the language barrier better, but Hotaru tends to want to hang around Cain for [[PrecociousCrush some reason]].
* A surprising amount of ''KingdomHearts'' fanfics take GeniusBruiser Lexaeus and strip him of the "Genius" part, resulting in him speaking in HulkSpeak.
* In ''Return to Prince Manor'' the orcs who served the Winter Court spoke like that:
-->'''Grulf:''' "Sun Princess show respect to Ice Prince Lord!"
* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' The Nightmare talks like this at first before it absorbs enough data from the Internet to obtain superhuman intellect.
** This is also how a wild Cyclonemon encounterd by DC talks.
* In ''Fanfic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'', Big Jim the cave troll rarely forms complete sentences and never manages to string more than three words together.
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[[folder:Films]]
* The movie version of ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'' usually speaks this way. (The [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} original literary version]], after meeting other [[MightyWhitey white men]] for the first time, eventually learned to speak at least three human languages fluently, and possibly more.)
** Lampshaded in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' TV series. A man wants to make a movie about Tarzan, goes to visit him, and gives him the script. Tarzan immediately points out that he doesn't speak in HulkSpeak, and has no idea why anyone would think he would.
* Sloth from ''Film/TheGoonies''. "Sloth love Chunk!"
* Mongo from the Mel Brooks film ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', although a few of his lines cleverly subverted the trope.
-->"Mongo only pawn in game of life."
* The foosa in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''.
* One (Creator/RonPerlman) in ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''.
* An unusual inversion occurs in ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' with the diminutive and technologically savvy Master, who often communicates in phrases like "Who run Bartertown?" and "Problem? You expert -- DISARM!" This may be a habit stemming from communicating with Blaster, however, and possibly a general disdain for anyone else.
** His normal speech comes when Max defeats Blaster.
--->'''Master''': No, no! Look at his face! He's got the mind of a child. It's not his fault...
* In the film ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'': "You Sit... here. (grunts) SIT... HERE!"
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', after Hulk wipes the floor with [[spoiler:Loki]]:
-->'''Hulk''': "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Puny god.]]"
** This trope is reversed and lampshaded when Captain America is laying out their strategy to finish the fight in the city. After giving fairly complex directions to the other Avengers, he turns and says:
-->'''Captain America''': "...and Hulk? (The Hulk looks at him) [[BorrowedCatchphrase Smash]]."
* Bane in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin.''
* ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': The apes, after being enhanced by the ALZ-113 formula, use sign language to communicate. These are subtitled in what appears to be Hulk Speak. [[JustifiedTrope ASL is actually a simplified language where most conjunctions are implied, so a literal translation would look very much like bad grammar]].
-->'''Maurice''': "[[DefeatMeansFriendship Why cookie]] [[TheLancer Rocket]]?"
-->'''Caesar''': "[[TheSonsAndTheSpears Apes alone: weak. Apes together: strong]]."
-->*some apes begin fighting in the enclosure*
-->'''Maurice''': "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Apes stupid]]."
** ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': This is still exhibited, but the apes are [[{{Realism}} slowly evolving out of it]]. They also only speak English to punctuate, otherwise using ASL in regular conversation.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The trolls in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books often speak like this. Since their brains are essentially superconducting computers, the colder they get the smarter they get, and they often engage in the "complicated issues" subversion when sufficiently chilled. It is implied that, in their natural environment up in the mountains, they're actually quite cunning and it's the smarter ones who seek better life in the cities. [[FridgeLogic Makes you wonder]] why, if they're the smart ones, they don't realize they're going to turn into babbling idiots in the lowlands.
** Completely justified with the superconducting computers fact. Troll brains in ''Discworld'' are made from silicon, and heat essentially makes them "lag" immensely. Detritus almost ''dies'' when they take him to the desert area of Klatch, presumably because his brain couldn't keep up with his own vital functions. They're not so much idiots as slow in the head.
** It's not really a case of not realizing they'll be slow in hotter climates; it's more a matter that they consider it worth it to leave, because of the much greater opportunities for advancement and mate-finding in the cities. It's also possible that they just don't realize exactly how much it will affect them despite knowing it intellectually. Trolls have in fact adapted quite well to the city, even going so far as to seek out the coldest areas of the city -- like the Pork Futures Warehouse -- to hold meetings. And at least a few of them actively engage in ObfuscatingStupidity -- like Chrysophrase and in the later books, Detritus.
*** Greatly aided by Cuddy's development of the first Discworld computer cooling fan ...
* 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.
* In Robert Lynn Asprin's ''{{Myth Adventure|s}}'' novels, Chumley the Troll is quite refined and erudite, while his professional persona is "Big Crunch", who uses Hulk-speak.
* 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.
* "Danders Anders" (Andrew) in ''How to Ditch Your Fairy''.
* While all Gamorreans in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are DumbMuscle, only Gartugg, one of Jabba's guards, has Hulk Speak, and is teased for it by other Gamorreans.
** In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novel ''[[XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'', Voort "Piggy" saBinring, the [[ForScience genetically-enhanced experiment]] has [[GeniusBruiser genius-level intelligence]] and incredible grasp of math and science. When the Wraiths need to sneak into somewhere Imperial, Piggy is quick to disguise himself as one of his nonverbal, grunting kin...and his advanced state makes him feel ashamed of his people and their 'lowness', but that's another trope. FantasticRacism?
* In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/{{Ultramarines}} novel ''Dead Sky Black Sun'', the Lord of the Unfleshed speaks like this. Though some of it may be his extremely limited practice in speaking.
* The barbarians in the ''Kedrigern'' books speak like this. Kedrigern {{lampshade}}s this in the first book, and ponders whether it's actually ObfuscatingStupidity, with the barbarians eloquently chatting when they're sure no one's listening.
* The Ogres of ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' supposedly speak very simplistic, crude rhymes. But it turns out this is a result of FantasticRacism and people who approach ogres without prejudice discover that they're actually quite erudite.
* The [[FrankensteinsMonster meat golems]] of ''Literature/CityOfDevils'' communicate entirely in two-word sentences like "fire bad," and "girl good." They're also medical professionals, which makes one wonder about the [[FridgeHorror quality of medical care in that universe.]]
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Kubiak from ''ParkerLewisCantLose'', more so at the beginning of the series (when he was a violent, bullying thug) than at the end (when he was an almost-sympathetic near-ally of the leads).
* ''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..."
** 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.
-->(to Olympia Snowe) "Put head in hand. I smash it now."
** 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.
* Parodied in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' by the mighty Janitor -- "Fork! Me can't eat soup!" while attempting to eat soup with a fork. JD accidentally implied he was stupid earlier in the episode, so the Janitor is mocking him. (Remove the "he was stupid" part by "something" and you have the set up for any given episode of ''Scrubs'' there.)
* Animal from ''TheMuppetShow'' also uses this style of speech when he isn't just panting pensively or screaming unintelligibly.
** Animal's [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Animal}} Self-Demonstrating]] page on this wiki, like Hulk's, is written in this style.
* [[Series/SesameStreet The Cookie Monster]].
* Though he doesn't talk like this usually, [[TheComicallySerious Jamie Hyneman]] of ''Series/MythBusters'' fame gives us this [[MemeticMutation famous]] line:
--> [[MadBomber Jamie]] wants [[StuffBlowingUp big boom]].
** And then he ''gets'' [[StuffBlowingUp big boom]].
* The 1960s sitcom ''It's About Time'' was about two astronauts landing in a village of cave people. They all spoke according to this trope, especially Clon, the chief's enforcer.
* [[{{Lexx}} Giggerota the Wicked.]] Her names for others usually involved the words [[ImAHumanitarian "meat," "food," or "skin."]]
* Leela from ''Series/DoctorWho'' speaks with an interesting variation of this - a mixture of this trope and SpockSpeak. Her grammar is always correct, but her word use and sentence structure is very simple. In her case, it's to reflect that she's relatively uncivilised, but also extremely intelligent.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/JonathanCoulton's "Code Monkey" does this throughout the whole song, in character with its general protagonist.
* The Music/PaulAndStorm song "Me Make Fire" is about a caveman.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The demonic monster in ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'' talks like this.
-->'''Gorgar:''' "GORGAR - BEAT - YOU."
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* MemeticMutation gives this to [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestlers]] the Great Khali and Wrestling/{{Umaga}}, who are only allowed to "speak" with inarticulate growls and screams (at one point Khali switched to speaking in regular English and it ''still'' came out gibberish). Khali wants cake, and Umaga just wants to be friends and refers to everyone as Man, leading to "conversations" like:
-->'''Khali:''' KHALI WANT CAKE! KHALI GO TO RING, SEE IF CAKE THERE!\\
'''Umaga:''' UMAGA IN RING! CAKE MAN FRIENDS WITH UMAGA?
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* 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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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Straga the gigantic demon (ostensibly made out of stone) from ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}''.
* Gust from ''{{Neptunia}}'' talks like this at times. However, she's actually quite smart and business-savvy, so it's mostly to make her act cutesy. It's toned down in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 the second game]], where it's also explained that this trope is being invoked because she's a foreigner.
* Similarly, Russell from the video game ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' starts out as a thug who only communicates in HulkSpeak, but after Jimmy impresses him by besting him in a one-on-one fight, he becomes both an ally and more coherent.
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' features the bandit boss Sledge, a very large, slow fellow who refers to himself in the third person.
** The Goliaths from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' also speak like this. Oddly enough, if you knock their helmets off and [[TurnsRed make them go berserk]], they become ''more'' articulate.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' features the Ronso, a bipedal leonoid race who always refer to themselves by name and tend to speak in simple sentences.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has Fujin, one of Seifer's flunkies, who speaks in single words and ALL CAPS (single kanji in the Japanese version). When she and fellow flunky Raijin (who ends all his sentences with [[VerbalTic "ya know?"]]) decide to ditch Seifer, she gives a long non-capped speech about how they can't follow along with his self-destructive behavior.
** Her single word sentences carry over to her portrayal in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII. She at least doesn't shout her words.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' had Guy, who speaks this way in both English and Japanese, and fellow WildChild Gau from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. They both had the excuse of being raised by wild animals.
* Many characters in the ''BanjoKazooie'' series, such as Gruntilda's assistant Klungo, Clanker the mechanical whale, and Mumbo.
* 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.
* Gar from ''ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' is supposedly a "smart orc" who discusses some rather complex topics for an orc, all in Hulkspeak. It is revealed however that [[spoiler:Gar is actually a human (called Garfield Thelonius Remington III) from wealthy heritage who was born with a horrid similarity to an Orc, and is far more intellectual than he seems; specially if you discuss tea with him.]]
** Your own character adopts this trope with an intelligence stat of 4 or less, even in your written journal entries, e.g. "Law man wants me get rid of stinky thiefses on bridge".
* The cavewoman Ayla ([[ClanOfTheCaveBear Get it?...]]) from the Squaresoft RPG ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger,'' at least in the English text American version. In the Japanese version, she speaks in very simple sentences with plain-form verbs.
* Ditto Yeto and Yeta, from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''.
* Almost every Super Mutant in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' speaks that way. And if you play a character with less than INT 4, he/she will, too. Amusingly enough, if a "Hulk" protagonist talks to another functionally retarded character (Torr in Klamath), their speech is subtitled. Example: "Me Torr. (Greetings, my name is Torr. How do you do?)" "You Torr. (Quite well, thank you. Do you know where I might find work?)"
** 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.
*** The smart Super Mutants are ''all'' exceptions, though the Vault 87-variant as mentioned keeps the grunt-like fashion of speaking of their variant, while a significant portion of the smart West Coast variety have a habit of referring to themselves in third person for an unrelated reason [[note]]multiple personality disorder-related mental illnesses[[/note]].
*** Dog from ''Dead Money'' also uses hulkspeak, although his alternate personality "God" speaks normally.
*** The Swampfolk in ''Point Lookout'' also speak this way.
* ''[[VideoGame/BattalionWars Battalion Wars 2]]'': Ubel.
* Boomers and Grinders in ''GearsOfWar'' [[CallingYourAttacks yell "boom!" and "grind!"]], respectively. Fortunately they do this before firing their weapons, giving you a little time to get out of the way of their horrific rocket launchers/miniguns.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series has (most) Ogres and Kobolds speak in this manner, and it is the TropeNamer for YouNoTakeCandle to boot. It's particularly hilarious with some ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' bosses, since -- unlike regular enemies -- they get voices as well as text.
-->'''Patchwerk:''' Patchwerk [[AndCallHimGeorge want to play]].
* Grunk from the InteractiveFiction game ''VideoGame/LostPig'' speaks like this all the time, much to the consternation of a certain more erudite gnome.
* Most orcs in ''[[VideoGame/MightAndMagic Might & Magic X: Legacy]]'' talk like this, including the ones in your party, if you have any. (Maximus, the garrison in Sorpigal, is surprisingly articulate; in fact, he says that's the reason the other orcs in his village kicked him out.)
* If give your character in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' even slightly below-average intelligence, he or she talks like this in conversations.
* The ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fandom tends to give the Heavy Weapons Guy Hulk Speak in fanfiction; in the official video his [[{{Lzherusskie}} English isn't very good]] but it's nowhere near this level.
** The Russian-language version of his Meet The Team video, meanwhile, reveals that he speaks perfectly fluently in his native tongue.
* In ''DynastyWarriors'', Wei Yan talks...like...this.
* In ''{{Suikoden}}'''s [[strike:defiled]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation horribly localized]] [[SuikodenII second installment]], certain characters would lapse in and out of this.
* [[MadScientist Dr. Mundo]] from LeagueOfLegends exhibits this to the point that one of his lines is "Mundo Smash". Fitting, since he's a CaptainErsatz of Hulk himself.
** Mundo isn't dumb despite this.
* ''MadWorld'' features a massive Frankenstein (called Frank, imaginatively enough), whose only line of dialogue is a booming "FRANK SMASH!"
* The Giant Blacksmith in ''DarkSouls'' takes the odd route of combining this with a smattering of YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe.
-->'''Giant Blacksmith''': "I hath shiny-shiny."
* Qyzen Fess, Jedi Consular's Trandoshan companion from ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' speaks an alien language subtitled like this.
* The guardian of the sigil of Earth in ''Myth Match'' combined this with an odd sort of ellipsis, resulting in utterances like "Shiny... rock... mine!" and "Smash... Chosen... One!"
* Golem from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' is interpreted in this way, making him an even [[LargeHam Larger Ham]] than before. He is not as dumb as his speech patterns make him sound though, as he can perfectly understand what anyone says to him and philosophizes when not fighting.
* Abobo in ''DoubleDragonNeon''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Employed by the man himself in [[http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=348 this]] ''Webcomic/CinemaBums'' strip.
* Junpei from ''{{Megatokyo}}'' speaks like this. At first it appears to be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by his limited knowledge of the English language, but his Japanese lines seem to be spoken in the same way. Then you realize that, as a parody of old movies with foreigners and ninja in particular, he ''should'' talk this way. An example from the issue #1012:
-->'''Junpei:''' If zombies crush and try eat, it real. Please excuse, Junpei need wipe goo off shoes before ruined.
** Yuki speaks normal Japanese, but she also speaks English this way; this might be more because MagicalGirl anime often runneth over with GratuitousEnglish.
** Yuki's is justified; one of her first English phrases is "I don't speak good English."
* Thog in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. He refers to the twin brother of his boss, Nale, as "Not-Nale" and he has the classic line, "Thog not in this book. Thog sad." (Also, when breaking out of a prison, Thog becomes a darker green and yells "Thog smash puny prison!" as he obliterates the cell bars; once he goes back to his pale green, he wonders "How Thog's pants turn purple?")
** Apparently, this is a common trait for the orcish people, as seen (and lampshaded) [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0552.html here]].
** His most awesome (and also longest) line of dialogue so far was:
-->'''thog: [[WhosOnFirst not nale. not-nale. thog help nail not-nale, not nale. and thog knot not-nale while nale nail not-nale. nale, not not-nale, now nail not-nale by leaving not-nale, not nale, in jail.]]'''
-->'''Prison guard:''' ... pleading insanity, then?
** When Tarquin is pretending to be Thog, we get this exchange;
-->'''Fake Thog:''' [-*Ahem*-] '''THOG SMASHES!'''\\
'''Kilkil:''' Sir, watch your grammar!\\
'''Malack:''' Why, what's wrong with it?\\
'''Kilkil:''' [[SomethingTheyWouldNeverSay Absolutely nothing!]]
* Parodied in ''{{Narbonic}}'', by a giant robotic foot built by Professor Madblood. "A robot foot?" [[/folder]]

[[folder: "MASTER INTEND TO CONSTRUCT ENTIRE GIANT ATTACK ROBOT, BUT MASTER RUN OUT OF FUNDING AFTER ONLY FOOT COMPLETED. ]]
*click* [[/folder]]

[[folder: MASTER ALSO RUN OUT OF FUNDS TO PROVIDE FOOT WITH ARTICLES OR PAST TENSES ]]
." This attracts the attention of heroic grammar enforcer, [[/folder]]

[[folder: Antonio Smith, forensic linguist ]]
. The Foot also brilliantly comments [[/folder]]

[[folder: "FOOT FACE MANY PERSONAL DEMONS IN FOOT LIFE" ]]
and [[/folder]]

[[folder: "IF FOOT NOT STOMP, WHAT IS FOOT PURPOSE?" ]]

* In the Fantasy plot of ''IrregularWebcomic'', Draak (a lizard man in the party) is quite eloquent in his own language and arguably the smartest person in his party. However, his English is limited to monosyllables, though he's still able to occasionally express complicated thoughts.
* The [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=080125 Clutter Monster]] in a number of January 2008 ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strips.
* Thomas, from ''UGMadness''.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has LOTA ([[FunWithAcronyms acronym]] for "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Longshoreman of the Apocalypse]]"); Lota is a robot designed to unload cargo at high speed, made from an old anti-grav tank and an overengineered, but underdebugged AI. When asked which gender pronouns to use, Lota replied "[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-07-24 Lota is too large for your puny pronouns.]]" Thus, Lota is only referred to as "[[ThirdPersonPerson Lota]]", never "he", "she", "it", or even "you". Other than the issue with puny pronouns, puny grunts and puny mob, however, LOTA speaks normally.
* Grooona (the third "o" is silent) from ''[[http://www.wcihigh.com/?p=298 WCI High]]'' is an orange-skinned reptilian monster created by one of the students in the science labs. She tries to mingle with the other girls, with mixed results.
* ''{{Drowtales}}'': [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=1195 Smashy Smash!]]
* In ''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).
* ''MSFHigh'': Orcs, the main Redeemed race, tend to get this. In a subversion, however, in many cases they are just as intelligent as any other race. (See especially their card in the Card Game.)
** A special use is Urk, who is now a cute fairy girl. [[OhCrap With the strength of an orc.]]
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', Berserker talks like this when he's...er...berserking. The rest of the time, he's perfectly eloquent. [[ShoutOut The Sulk]] plays this straight.
-->'''Berserker''': [[CrushKillDestroy CRAP, PISS, KILL!]]
-->'''Red Mage''': I hope that's not a declaration of intent.
* The zombies in ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' talk like this:
-->[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-2/ "Zombie smash cheap aluminum siding!"]]
-->[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-2/ "Zombie give compliments to chef."]]
-->[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie gonna bring the pain!"]]
-->[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie think you guys are jerks."]]
-->[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie really identify with characters in "Twilight".]]
-->[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/pirate-week-5/ "Zombies have song and dance number planned for finale..."]]
* Hamman from "Spontaneous Combustion" talks this way, particularly the third-person variety. "HAMMAN AM HAMMAN!"
* The [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0156.html S&M Minotaur]] from ''OurLittleAdventure'', who was a MonsterOfTheWeek for Julie's group.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', the cameo [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/2/ Robespierre smash!]]
* [[spoiler: Tastefully averted]] in ''FrankieAndStein.'' With references left and right, it's really anyone's guess whether the FrankensteinsMonster being created in the first chapter will be able to speak well or not.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Caveman from ''[[WebVideo/TheTimeGuys Time... Guys]]'' talk like this, but Caveman's prodigious cave-telligence imply this more for style.
* Website/YouTube personality {{Tobuscus}} is known for lapsing into this during his LetsPlay series. Perhaps best seen in the highlight reel of his [[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R. 3]] LP: '''''AARRGH! MOMMA ANGRY.''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oKk0aoAPU8]]
* ''WebAnimation/NapsterBad'' depicts [[Music/{{Metallica}} James Hetfield]] as a hulking giant who talks like this. In reference to ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'', most of his lines are along the lines of "[something] -- GOOD!" OR "[something] -- BAD!".
* After seeing Krillin impaled by Frieza in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Gohan descended into this mentally.
-->'''Gohan''': '''''GOHAN SMASH EFFEMINATE ALIEN!!! GOHAN STRONGEST THERE IS!!!!'''''
** Earlier, Nappa gives a ShoutOut to the TropeNamer with "Nappa smash!"
** In the adaptation of ''Lord Slug'' Goku gets a brief moment of this after his False Super Saiyan transformation: "[[ItMakesSenseInContext I AM CHAMPION CHRISTMAS]]!"
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Ron talks this way after mutating into "Gronde".
* Surprisingly The Hulk doesn't speak like this in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', this makes him seem a lot more intelligent.
** The closest we get is his CatchPhrase: '''Hulk is strongest there is!''' Everything else is normal, or [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic/cynical]]. However, the more pissed off he gets, the more likely you are to hear HulkSpeak, rage apparently eroding his intelligence. (This, by the way, is when you want to ''[[UnstoppableRage run for your life]].'')
** This continues in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' and ''HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH.'' In the latter series, he's even ''team leader'' and it's not every day he's driven into an incoherent rage. "Hulks, smash!" is heard only as their "Avengers, assemble!" cry. However, we learn he ''used'' to be like the classic Savage Hulk and is trying to [[TheAtoner atone]] for the years of rage-monsterdom. In ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan,'' Hulk's appearances begin with him as his classic Hulk Smashy self, but at a reduced enough level to let him stay in on this more comedic series' hijinks when his usual personality would have him punch Spidey to the moon and bound away. (Basically, he's right out of ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow.'') However, he's left somewhat more intelligent as a side-effect after Mesmero messes with his head. It seems the Avengers EMH portrayal is going to stick for a while, at least in animation.
* Various ''{{Transformers}}'' characters:
** Grimlock in ''[[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]'' and ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]''. In the cartoons, this is apparently because he's stupid. In the various comics continuities - in everything ''but'' the shows, really - he is actually very intelligent, and the "Me Grimlock" speak, when present at all, is due to a faulty voice box, ObfuscatingStupidity, or both.
** Tankor in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''. However, when he manages to unlock his spark's true intelligence, he begins speaking normally, but keeps up the hulk speak to deceive Megatron.
** Abominus and Trypticon from [[TransformersGeneration1 the original cartoon]] suffer from similar problems, but unlike Grimlock and the Dinobots, "CRUSH METROPLEX" and "Computron think too much." is about the best than can do. Humorously in light of this, one comic series instead depicts Trypticon as an AffablyEvil GeniusBruiser who spouts BritishStockPhrases.
*** In "The Ultimate Weapon" there were moments when Trypicon spoke more normally, "Trypticon is all powerful! Nothing can stand in my way!" and "Trypticon turn Metroplex into slum!".
** [[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass Grimlock]] actually managed to combine HulkSpeak with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
--> '''Grimlock:''' [[LampshadeHanging "Oh, yes, it is I, Grimlock... and so much more now. To be specific, that would be 'so much more than you, now'. It does appear that there are certain linguistic idiosyncrasies that I, Grimlock, am still stuck with, however. But mustn't complain too much,]] [[VerbalTic wot?]]"
** Devastator from ''RevengeOfTheFallen''; although he doesn't speak in the movie, there are large toys of the character with several pre-recorded phrases. Have fun with epic sayings such as "CRUSH AUTOBOTS!!!" and "I AM DECEPTICON!!!". We also get a shoutout to ''TransformersTheMovie'' from this toy, with "PREPARE FOR EXTERMINATION!"
** [[TransformersArmada Tidal Wave]].
** Most G1 beast bots, giant bots, and combination bots talk like this, and it's seen with the good guys as well as the bad. With the combiners, it's generally held to be the result of a gestalt's mind containing only what all five members have in common. That leaves little ''but'' "Crush Autobots!" However, Predaking's five members are on the same page to the point that even though beast-bots and giant-bots in G1 ''generally'' have half the IQ of a box of rocks, Predaking - a giant bot made of beast bots - is ''very'' intelligent, and has a [[SpiderMan Kraven the Hunter]]-like personality.
** The comics generally give them full intelligence, though Devastator is the first combiner, made before the process is perfected, leaving him as the only Hulk Smash-y one. A MarvelUK story has the Decepticons work on fixing this.
* Taz, the Tazmanian Devil, in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts where he has any lines other than "Growl, spit". On ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', his own show, the rest of his family speaks normally.
* ''{{Futurama}}'', "Amazon Women In The Mood": The Amazonians speak this way, with the "complicated issues" subversion.
** Later, this is hilariously used with a real hologram of AttilaTheHun is facing Zapp Brannigan with a laser cannon:
--->'''Attila the Hun:''' Stop! No shoot fire stick in space canoe! Cause explosive decompression!\\
'''[[GeneralFailure Zapp]]:''' [[AnachronismStew Spare me your space-age technobabble, Attila the Hun!]]
** The people of earth talked like this when the Brain Spawn drained their brains and made them incredibly stupid.
** And also in "Jurassic Bark", when the Professor gets tired of explaining that [[CaptainObvious lava is not an appropriate medium for swimming]].
--->''"PROFESSOR! LAVA! HOT!"''
** And also spoken this way by the Neanderthals.
* Caveman Og from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', whose speech is a very subtle version of {{Hulkspeak}} in which he is soft spoken and somewhat refined, but can't seem to grasp speaking in the first person. "Look, me feel no agenda to meeting and vacuum in leadership position, so, me compose 10 points plan for good happy success."
* The Infraggable Krunk from the ''Justice Friends'' ShowWithinAShow in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. Not just a parody of HulkSpeak, but a parody of the Hulk himself... [[PaletteSwap right down to the purple skin and green shorts]].
* Proto Clown from ''TheTick'' episode "The Tick vs the Proto Clown".
--> '''Proto-Clown:''' Bud laugh at Clown! Bud's ''friends'' laugh! Clown crush ''all'' - then ''Clown'' laugh!!
* Used jokingly by Hawkgirl in ''JusticeLeague'' in a conversation with Grundy. For extra points, her last two words were, "Hawkgirl Smash!"
* Oonga boonga! [[CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaveeeemaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnn]]!!
* ''EdwardTheLess'' featured a hilarious spoof/LampshadeHanging with its requisite barbarian character. Edward asks "You ever consider using articles or personal pronouns?" and he responds with a speech that is completely lacking those elements yet is still very eloquent, explaining that he could speak the Queen's English if he wanted to but finds it a waste of time.
* In ''CodeLyoko'', William and other XANA-possessed humans are often quite monosyllabic (Polymorphic Clones even moreso). At least, [[{{Masquerade}} once the influence has become obvious]]: strangely enough, they're just as verbose and natural-sounding as the person they're impersonating until their true nature is revealed. And sometimes, even using words is beyond their means: "YAAAAAAAAAR!"
** After the episode "A Lack of Goodwill", XANA-possessed William starts talking more normally, though still in a distorted voice.
* From the "Toy Palace" episode of {{Rugrats}}: "THORG HUNGRY! THORG WANT EAT!"
* The cave-people and Yoshi in ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld''.
* Homer's clones from a "[[TheSimpsons Treehouse of Horror]]" talked like this, examples: "duh, me am good dad", "me not want chores, me want clone", and "duh, beer for me?"
* As a ''{{Tarzan}}'' parody, there's always ''GeorgeOfTheJungle''.
-->"George not know meaning of word fear." (villain pokes a gun in his face) "But George consider learning."
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': YOU DOODLE, ME SPONGEBOB!
** Sam Star (Patrick's long-lost and overprotective big sister) also speaks this way.
* Princess Pony Apehands and Patricia, from ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''. Notable in that the latter only does so when she's angry, and the former speaks in what can only be described as "HulkSpeak [[XMeetsY meets]] BabyTalk" (no, seriously).
* The neanderthals in ''{{Cro}}''. "That not funny! Not politically correct either!"
* Done with a Hulk {{Expy}} in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', fitting called Tantrum.
-->'''Tantrum:''' No not Thomas! Thomas weak!
* [[CubixRobotsForEveryone Kolossal]] CRUSH!
* Java from ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' speaks Hulkspeak by virtue of being a caveman.
* Push the trash can from ChalkZone speaks like this.
--> ''(from Shapshots 2: Wild Chalkzone!)'' Ohhh, Push stay in marshy-marsh, click-click buggy-blackies for tube-view, eh, clingy-Snap?
* "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic SPIKE WANT!]]
* "[[TheSmurfs Bigmouth want food!]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' has a ParodyCommercial for "Hulked on Phonics", which helps kids learn to read better by applying the principles of Hulk Speak to the process. Yes, they skip over a lot of the unneccessary words, but don't bug them about it, because that makes them angry...
* PlayedForLaughs in "[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama Revenge]]" when exposure to toxic waste mutates new camper Dakota into the Dakotazoid.
* On ''InvaderZim,'' [[VillainProtagonist Zim]]'s holographic training version of [[HeroAntagonist Dib]] talks this way. {{Averted}} by the real version, though like the rest of the cast he can lapse into BuffySpeak.
* The Big Bad Hippo from [[CuteBruiser Toph's]] introduction episode in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' speaks in Hulk Speak, even when not competing in the ring.
* Parodied in an episode of ''JohnnyBravo''. Johnny is tanning on the beach when the glare from his reflecting tin hits a sea captain in the face. The captain's reaction:
-->'''Captain''': Can't-see! [[LampshadeHanging Must-talk-like-this!]]
* The Cragsters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' talk like this, though they talk better than the most of the other examples.
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[[folder:Other]]
* From ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/me-crush-middleclass-tax-hike,10693/ Me Crush Middle-Class Tax Hike!]] from Senator Gronk.
* NFL humor blog [[http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/ Kissing Suzy Kolber]] parodies Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback [[http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/tag/ben-rongrastname Ben Roethlisberger]] as this.
* Twitter user FeministHulk is all over this.
** DRUNK HULK ALSO LIKE THIS.
** FILM CRIT HULK ALSO USE ALL CAPS AND HULK SPEAK, BUT OTHERWISE VERY WELL-SPOKEN.
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