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    Bruce Banner / The Incredible Hulk 

Dr. Bruce Banner

  • Anti-Hero: Varies Depending on the Writer, anywhere from a pure hero to Classical Antihero, Knight in Sour Armor, or Pragmatic Hero, with Pak playing him as the last category by lying to those close to him into getting his way. Not to mention putting innocent people including his own son in harms way for his personal gain.
  • The Atoner: During Mark Waid's run, Banner is committed to do far more good for the world than the Hulk has ever done harm.
  • Badass: While out of his mind after being completely separated from the Hulk, he demonstrated just how badass he can be, creating an arsenal of superscience weapons that allowed him to fight on equal terms with the green giant. He does it again in Fall of the Hulks, and any other time that he's depowered.
  • Can't Stay Normal: No matter how many times he is depowered, Bruce will always transform back into the Hulk.
  • The Chessmaster: Particularly during the Fall of the Hulks storyline, where Banner manages to outmanouvere all of the smartest people in the world to save Betty and the Avengers.
  • Deflector Shields: That can take Hulk level blows no less.
  • The Drifter: Banner constantly travels to avoid being tracked down and minimize collateral damage if his Hulks out.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Jokes aside, the Indestructable Hulk series reveals one of his major issues with being the Hulk is that he's constantly in the shadow of men like Tony Stark and Reed Richards- they'll be remembered by history as men of science, while he'll be remembered as the Hulk, even though he has as much to offer the world as either of them. The fact that neither treats him as an equal doesn't help matters.
    "Tony Stark and Reed Richards use their genius to save the world every other week. That's how they'll be remembered in history. Meanwhile, I I who, forgive me, have just as much to contribute will be lucky if my tombstone doesn't simply say 'Hulk Smash'."
  • Guile Hero: Bruce is one of the smartest people in the world, and it shows, particularly in Fall of the Hulks, where he plays the likes of Dr. Doom and The Leader with panache.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Always a core part of his motivation.
  • The Idealist: During Mark Waid's run it is revealed that Bruce was originally a pacifist who wished to develop clean energy sources, but couldn't receive funding, so he developed a bomb for the military instead, with the hope that he could harness gamma power for this purpose. He also consistently used his genius to develop technology for the betterment of mankind during this period, and signed up the Hulk to help the Avengers, SHIELD, and the Illuminati.
  • I Lied: Happens a lot during The Fall of the Hulks, as he manipulates the superhero and supervillain communities to save Betty and the world from The Leader.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Bruce is Jekyll and the Hulk is Hyde.
  • Manipulative Bastard: When he has to be, he can be very manipulative.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: Played with, while Bruce doesn't have a doctorate in medicine, he was originally a med student. Because of this, he is capable of providing medical care in a pinch, such as when he gave his cousin Jen that blood transfusion.
  • Science Hero: Whenever he has to save the day independent of the Hulk, you can bank on a wide variety of gadgetry and scientific theorising being involved.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Although it was an accident, and self-defense, while visiting the grave of his beloved murdered mother, he did kill his own father.
  • Split Personality: He has several, although the one most commonly seen is the childlike, constantly-furious Savage/Green Hulk.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: A teleportation device is another of his Bannertech inventions.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Everybody does this to a depowered Bruce. They all pay for it in the long run.
  • The Unfettered: Once he's finally separated from the Hulk, he becomes an absolutely terrifying example of the unfettered in his quest to get the Hulk back.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Banner's anger is what triggers his transformation into the Hulk, and good lord does he have a lot of it.

Savage/Childlike Hulk

  • Anti-Hero: Traditional childlike Hulk was a very misunderstood Knight in Sour Armor.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When given the chance, he is arguably the nicest of the Hulk's personalities. Too bad that he is usually not given a chance.
  • Catch Phrase: "Hulk SMASH!" and "Hulk is strongest there is!"
  • Children Are Innocent: He has a very childlike mind... which makes him very dangerous since he's easily angered.
  • The Dreaded: While not a villain, being prone to getting into fights with other heroes and the military means that when he's not working with heroes, they're just as frightened of him as they are villains like Magneto and Doctor Doom.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He has purple shorts
  • Strong as They Need to Be: With no known limits and it being known that Banner mentally resists him thus restraining his powers, this takes completely new meaning, just look at his entry on the page.
    • Even his healing abilities vary, at times depicted him as virtually immortal, and others enough of a beating can put him down when he's healed from much worse.
    • Also, the angrier the Hulk gets, the stronger he gets.

Grey Hulk/Joe Fixit

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: During his time as a Las Vegas mob enforcer, he had this custom-made for him.
  • Berserk Button: He hates being compared to any of the green Hulks. While the Blob had managed to restrain him in a bearhug, once the Blob quipped that the Hulk was barely stronger than him back when he was green Joe immediately broke free and proceeded to immediately curb stomp the Blob.
  • The Casino: He worked as a mob enforcer at a casino.

Merged Hulk/The Professor

  • Deadpan Snarker: Having Banner's intelligence helped make him the wittiest of the Hulks; also being largely written by Peter David didn't hurt any.
  • A Friend in Need: Busted out a college girlfriend who was unlawfully contained in an Amnesty International condemned US prison.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's the smartest of the Hulks, and is still superhumanly strong.
  • Good Samaritan: Ran multiple charity organisations, research for cancer cures provided food for starving children, shelters and education for war-refugees, supported revolutions against tyrants of oppressed peoples through much lesser loss of lives than real world military interventions can manage, and so on.
  • Split Personality Merge: Ultimately subverted. It's just a new, more stable personality.

"Green Scar"

  • Carry a Big Stick: Also used maces quite frequently as a gladiator.
  • Drop the Hammer: As a member of The Worthy.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He has essentially gradually turned into one, both in terms of raw power, destructive nature, and turning even more powerful from both dark magic and nuclear explosions, as a force of pure destruction merging forces of both science and mysticism. More openly after picking up one of the hammers of "The Worthy". This is especially true when he goes full on "Worldbreaker". For example, he went Worldbreaker in the Dark Dimension and reduced most of the realm into floating rubble.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't threaten his kids. Even if you are Captain America.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: While all the Hulk incarnations display this, he takes the trope Up to Eleven even for a Hulk incarnation in as the Worldbreaker, where his strength increases so much that he causes mass destruction without even trying.
  • Power Glows: When he goes Worldbreaker.
  • Tranquil Fury: He's by far the angriest Hulk, but he's also quite rational.
  • Tron Lines: As one of the Worthy.
  • Unstoppable Rage: This is the single angriest Hulk. That said, he's got the rational mind of Joe Fixit.
  • Villain Protagonist: Depending on your interpretation, he's either this or The Hero of World War Hulk.
  • Walking Wasteland: As the Worldbreaker. His strength is too much too control and among other things, simply walking around can devastate an entire continent.
  • World's Strongest Man: Word of God is that World War Hulk Green Scar was "stronger than any mortal and most immortals in the Marvel universe", and as always, except the Onslaught fight, he was holding back a lot so he wouldn't risk to destroy his entire home reality. Hulk's full level of power is of a literally infinite scale going by the Beyonder, and that he overpowered a villain with the power of two Celestial-level beings.

Doc Green

  • Anti-Hero: Pragmatic Hero.
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: While most Hulks do not like being referred to as Banner, and one of them uses "Hulk" and "Bruce" interchangeably, this one doesn't want to referred as either, as he obviously doesn't identify as Banner, seeing him as his "captor" and feeling the name "Hulk" was given to him.
  • Genius Bruiser: In fact he is smarter than even Banner.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: A variant. Doc Green decides to de-power the gamma-powered superheroes as he feels it is responsibility to set things right. And he'll do it, whether they like it or not.
  • That Man Is Dead: Says Banner is gone when prompted. In actuality he's just keeping him suppressed. Avoids sleep to as not to let him out.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He will cure the Hulks. Consent is optional.

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    Supporting characters 

Betty Ross/Harpy/Red She-Hulk

See Betty Ross.

She-Hulk

See She-Hulk.

Rick Jones/A-Bomb

Doc Samson

Doctor Strange

See the main page

Skaar

Caiera:

Jarella

Hulk's other, other true love. Notable mainly because she's had more influence on the comic after her death than she did while alive.

Korg

Hiroim

Amadeus Cho

A Korean-American Teen Genius whose life was saved by the Hulk. He sides with the Hulk during the events of World War Hulk and teams up with Hercules afterwards. He teams up with Bruce Banner again after Hercules loses his powers during the events of Chaos War

Carmilla Black/Scorpion

A young woman with powers who may or may not be Bruce Banner's biological daughter.

  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Carmilla learns from Amadeus that she might be the daughter of Bruce Banner and Monica Rappaccini, Scientist Supreme of A.I.M. However, this has yet to be confirmed one way or another.
  • Poisonous Person: Can release various poisons from her left hand.
    • Required Secondary Powers: Complete immunity to all known toxins and toxic environments due to, quote, "ridiculous" amount of redundant physiological defenses. Interestingly enough this part was intended in her design where the former ability to poison others was an unexpected mutation.
  • Tyke Bomb: Genetically engineered by A.I.M. to be a part of a group of child soldiers called Wakers.

    Villains 

Emil Blonsky/Abomination

  • Arch-Enemy: He was considered this to the Hulk for quite a long time.
  • The Dragon: Would often fill this role.
  • Eldritch Abomination: After his death he received an "upgrade"...
  • Evil Counterpart: To the Hulk.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His wife, Nadia. He kept his identity a secret from her, figuring it was better that she assume him dead than see him a monster.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: One of his prime motivations. He's jealous that Hulk can have a normal life and family as Banner, while he's stuck as the abomination.
  • The Grotesque: Views himself as this, especially after taking a fall into Toxic Waste.
  • Killed Off for Real: Not that it did much good.
  • Like a Badass out of Hell: During Chaos War, the "given a job" type.
  • The Mole: Started out as this before his transformation.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong
  • Never My Fault: He blamed Banner for his condition, never mind the fact that he exposed himself to gamma radiation in the first place.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: Not a professor, but definitely has the "self-experimentation" factor in check.
  • Super Strength: Enough that he often has the upper hand against the Hulk in some of their fights before Hulk starts to turn things in his favor.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock
  • Tragic Monster: One story arc has him hiding out in the sewers and befriending a group of homeless people, who see him as their guardian. He tries to live peacefully with them, but eventually his obsession with Banner takes over.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers the Hulk this, which is why he constantly pursues him.
  • The Worf Effect: Courtesy of the Red Hulk, aka General Ross.

Absorbing Man

Carl "Crusher" Creel was a professional turned ordinary criminal, until he drank a liquid provided by Loki that gave him the power to copy the properties of anything he touches. Creel's intelligence lags far behind his incredible power, leading to his defeat more than once over the years. Originally a Thor villain, but turned into a semi-regular sparring partner for the Hulk, due to his scale of power and simple nature.

Arm'Chedon/"Armageddon"

Brian Banner

Devil Hulk

"You've opened a door to me, Bruce. A crown of light on my face that I never had before. Did you imagine I'd ever let you close it on me? We're going to be gods in this world that's rejected and feared you for so long. We're going to tear it into a billion pieces. I'm the inevitable conclusion. I'm the ultimate - you. I'm the Devil."

An outright malevolent Hulk who represents all of the evil and darkness (and especially the self loathing) within Bruce, the Devil Hulk is imprisoned deep within the mindscape. Appearing as a demonic beast with reptilian traits, the Devil seeks to manifest in the real world so he can turn it into his own personal slaughterhouse, but to do so he requires Bruce to let him out willingly.

Galaxy Master

Gamma Corps

  • Blessed with Suck: Mess. The left half of her body is Abomination-like. She's super strong, super durable, and has a healing factor... only on her left side.
  • Brother Chuck: Glenn (and Grey) technically has a nephew named Matt Talbot (which means that there is at least one missing brother or sister), who briefly hunted Hulk, but thought better of it.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Griffin.
  • Genre Savvy: Griffin/Clown. He guessed Stryker's plan exceedingly quickly.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Mister Gideon blamed the Hulk for the death of his son, Jim Wilson. Jim died of AIDS (which, to be clear, he did not contract from the Hulk).
  • My Brain Is Big: Prodigy.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad
  • Revenge Before Reason: For Gideon, Mess, and Prodigy. Grey has his own motives and Griffin just wants someone to be mad at.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Grey's real reason for joining the team. He is Glenn Talbot's younger brother. Glenn tormented him during his upbringing, so he is not out for revenge, but to prove himself more capable than his brother by beating the Hulk.
  • Super Soldier
  • Talkative Loon: Griffin again.
  • Two-Faced: Mess.

Glenn Talbot

A soldier under General Ross's command, and Bruce's rival for Betty's affections. Despite the fact that he was an utter dick. Eventually killed in action trying to kill the Hulk, but he did score a crippling blow when he learned that Bruce Banner physically changed into the Hulk and told his superiors.

Guilt Hulk

Another villainous personality lurking in the back of the mental plane, this one embodies all of Bruce's guilt, especially that relating to the death of his mother at the hands of his father. Like the Devil Hulk, he is monstrous in appearance (resembling a green Xenomorph) and hellbent on hijacking Bruce's body in order to cause mayhem. After his first attempt (which resulted in the emergence of the Merged/Professor Hulk) failed, he resurfaced years later to try again, empowered by Bruce mourning Betty Ross.

Hiro-Kala

  • Antagonistic Offspring: Like Skaar, he desperately wants to kill their father. Unlike Skaar, he doesn't care how many people become collateral damage in the process.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Cain and Abel: With Skaar
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Very skilled user of the Old Power.
  • Freudian Excuse: Abandoned on a barbaric planet, sold into slavery, saw his world destroyed...
  • Galactic Conqueror
  • A God Am I: He is the World Breaker and Sakaarson. He demands your worship. Interestingly enough on K'ai he denied his worshipers proclamations to his divinity.
  • Kill All Humans
  • Nigh-Invulnerability
  • The Power of Hate: Harnessed his hate and rage in order to increase his powers.
    • Power of Love: When he realized he was developing feelings for another, he killed her to prevent his powers from going out of his control and threatening the universe.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: They couldn't look more different, and have radically opposed personalities as well. They both survived using one of their inherited powersets. He with his Old Power and Skaar by transforming.
  • Super Strength
  • Two-Faced: Half of his face was burned off in an incident with Galactus.

Juggernaut

Originally associated with the X-Men, but similarly to Absorbing Man, he eventually turned into one of Hulk's regular opponents, due to being one of very few regular supervillains that can actually pose any threat to him.

The Leader

Once a mentally-handicapped janitor working in a nuclear facility, Samuel Sterns gained green skin, an enlarged head, and superhuman intelligence after being exposed to gamma radiation. He has fought the Hulk dozens of times, usually as a part of his schemes to Take Over the World.
  • Archenemy: Another major contender for the title, opposing the Hulk continuously and viciously since the Silver Age.
  • Assimilation Plot: More than once, his goal has been transforming most/all the world's population into gamma beings.
  • Back from the Dead / Not Quite Dead: He's been killed off more than once, and there's rarely an explanation as to how he's come back. It's even been theorized there's more than one Leader running around from alternate universes.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Big Bad: Frequently, and of the Fall of the Hulks storyline in particular. If somebody is masterminding a scheme to make Banner's life miserable, chances are it's The Leader.
  • Brains and Brawn: The brains, with various robots, or beings like the Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk as the brawn.
  • Brains: Evil; Brawn: Good: The brains in the equation, with the Hulk as the brawn.
  • Catch Phrase: "So says the Leader" in the 90s cartoon.
  • Charm Person: Can mind control any non-gamma being just by touching them.
  • The Chessmaster: The Leader always lays out his plans weeks, or months in advance. This is best evidenced during the Red Hulk and Fall of the Hulks storylines.
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: Hates being called Samuel Sterns. This is somewhat justified; after the Hulk, his gamma transformation likely caused the greatest alteration to his personality, to the point where they may well be two different people, like the Hulk and Banner.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Hulk is a skinny scientist who gains Super Strength from gamma rays. The Leader was an almost handicapped janitor who gains Super Intelligence from gamma rays.
  • Evil Genius: From his point of view, the evil genius.
  • Evil Is Petty: It's been pointed out several times that many of his schemes would have worked... if he chose not to preemptively involve the Hulk, who would have in all likelihood, ignored him. But his petty grudge against the not-so-jolly green giant prevents him from leaving the Hulk out of his plans, thus shooting himself in the foot.
  • Flowers for Algernon Syndrome: Was fairly far below average intelligence before his accident, so any time he's in danger of losing his powers it's basically this.
  • Insufferable Genius
  • The Leader: Not only is it in his title, but he tends to act as a Type I in supervillain collectives such as the Intelligencia.
  • Mind Rape: Had to take his Charm Person power Up to Eleven, with a healthy dose of Cold-Blooded Torture to get it to work on Red She-Hulk.
  • My Brain Is Big: And depending upon the artist and how advanced his mental state is, may be exposed. Once when he nearly-lost his intellect and had to get it back, he instead wound up with a thick, gigantic cranium that made it look like he had a giant brain.
  • Smug Snake: Often
  • Super Intelligence: Probably the second smartest human, after the High Evolutionary, in terms of raw intelligence.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means
  • Visionary Villain
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Although in this case the well-intentioned part is likely mostly in his own head.
  • Would Be Rude to Say "Genocide" / Evilutionary Biologist: He once blew up an inhabited city just to see if the radiation would produce useful minions. He has a history of much more ambitious schemes of the same type, with all of humanity acting as his lab rats.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Would torture and mind rape Betty Ross to turn her into the Red She-Hulk.

Madman

The Leader's brother, but so completely unhinged that Leader wants nothing to do with him.

Maestro

A corrupt, more powerful version of the Hulk from a possible Bad Future where most of humanity was decimated by nuclear war. He built a city with radiation shielding which he named Dystopia, where he rules over the surviving humans like an Emperor.

Mercy

M.O.D.O.K.

Originally George Tartleton, one of the lowly technicians of AIM, he was forcibly mutated by the organization into a living supercomputer. A villain that originally appeared as one of Captain America's antagonists, he's crossed paths with the Hulk a number of times before, most notably during the Fall of the Hulks and World War Hulks arcs.

  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With The Leader in Fall of the Hulks.
  • Bio-Augmentation: He is the result of this.
  • Cephalothorax: He is literally a floating head with limbs attached to them. He's also the page image.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Captain America: The former was a young army recruit who was barely fit for duty, and transformed into a superhero with peak-human physical abilities as a symbol for the country. MODOK was a mere technician altered by AIM scientists into a living supercomputer to advance AIM's ambitions to take over the world. Captain America was the US' perfect soldier. MODOK was AIM's perfect (mad) scientist.
  • Fun with Acronyms: He was originally called MODOC (Mental Organism Designed Only For Computing). However, he eventually rebelled against AIM, and killed his masters: he then referred to himself as MODOK (Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing). In some adaptations, the C is back and stands for "Conquest". Well, whatever he was designed for, he was designed only for that thing - you can be sure of that!
  • My Brain Is Big: In this case, almost a Brain in a Jar. He still has some vestigial limbs but they're not good for much.
  • Psychic Powers
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: He was originally a Captain America villain, until he became one for the Avengers as a whole, and sometimes antagonizes the Hulk. But when he does, he is a formidable enemy.
  • Super Intelligence: He was designed to be an organic supercomputer.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He was one of the super-villains behind the creation of the Red Hulk. He also had Betty altered twice: First, as the Harpy, and second as the Red She-Hulk.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: He was created by AIM to be their weapon, but he was too smart for them, killed its creators and often as much ends up taking over AIM and controlling them instead.

Nightmare

Originally a Dr. Strange villain. Nightmare occupies a parallel semi-real dimension, in which he is very formidable indeed. This is fortunate, since if the Hulk could get at him, there'd be some real family-unfriendly violence. Nightmare has gotten under the Hulk's skin in a big way.

  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Represents everybody's sleep terrors.
  • The Corrupter
  • Dimension Lord: Master of his own realm, which is usually only accessible (in a very limited way) by sleeping. Certain magicians can visit in their waking hours, if only in astral form, but it's fairly inaccessible for the Hulk.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He appears fairly human, but it's likely that his shape is mutable.
  • For the Evulz
  • God of Evil: Really more of a god of fear, but it amounts to nearly the same thing.
  • Gratuitous Rape
  • It's Personal: It says something that in a rogues' gallery like this, the Hulk considers it particularly personal for Nightmare.
  • Mind Rape: And, of course, you're most vulnerable when you sleep.
  • Nightmare Fetishist
  • Psychic Powers: In a limited sense, at least to the extent of imposing hallucinations or illusions. In his own realm, however, he's closer to Reality Warper.
  • Reality Warper: It takes somebody on Dr. Strange's level to compete with him in his own realm. His influence over reality in 'the waking world' isn't as strong.

Onslaught

An entity with the combined powers of Professor X, Magneto, Franklin Richards, and X-Man. The Hulk defeated his physical form in single combat. A one-off villain, but notable for the fact that the Hulk was the only one able to cope with this particular Superpowered Lottery winner.

Shaper of Worlds

Thunderbolt Ross/Red Hulk

See the page.

Tyrannus

U-Foes

  • Evil Counterpart: To the Fantastic Four. Oddly, they've never actually fought the Fantastic Four. This was also completely intentional on their part; they got their powers deliberately through the same method as the FF.
  • Four Is Death
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Sure, they don't have much of a street cred, but Vector can repel the magic of Doctor Strange, hurl planets, blast the Hulk into a walking skeleton, and rip apart reality itself. Also, they think nothing of blowing up thousands as long as they get paid.
    • If one takes time to examine their powers, they're actually considerably more powerful than the Fantastic Four (they were exposed to considerably more cosmic rays). Unfortunately they aren't nearly as smart as the FF, which is probably the main thing holding them back from being major villains.
  • Psycho for Hire
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When this four was making their foolhardy expedition, they would have likely killed themselves overdosing of cosmic radiation if Bruce Banner hadn't brought their spacecraft down. As it is, they survived while gaining superpowers, and then tried to kill Banner for interfering in their affairs.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Vapor and Vector
  • Worf Effect: Similar to the Wrecking Crew, Hulk rival Thor's villains, the U-Foes eventually became second-tier villains to be beat up by everybody. Still, similar to the above mention WC, they get very few moments to shine here and there.

Umar

Possibly the Hulk's most dangerous "adversary", Onslaught and Galaxy Master included. A very ancient, higher-dimensional energy being, and occasional ruler of her own magical universe - fully capable of beating up cosmic entities or rewriting entire realities to suit her whims, and by far exceeding virtually any known arch devils or pantheon godheads in existence. Basically the most evil and powerful woman in the Marvel Universe. She finds the Hulk extremely attractive as a potential trophy husband, due to the upper limits of his raw power, destructive potential, and easily manipulated nature.

Zeus

Father of The Incredible Hercules and king of the Greco-Roman pantheon.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Hulk only managed to get in one hit during their fight, and it took days to recover.
  • Bad Ass: The most powerful of the Olympians.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: His signature power source is his Thunderbolt and about the only way he uses his energy powers.
  • Coldblooded Torture: After defeating the Hulk, he let a vulture repeatedly eat his entrails, and sadistically gloated about it. More significantly, he did the same to Prometheus for a far longer time for having the audacity to give mankind fire.
  • Cruel Mercy: Allows Hercules to rescue the Hulk because he considers simply being the Hulk to be greater than any punishment he could give him.
  • Date Rape: He has raped quite a few women in the myths. Extra depravity points for forcing himself on them in the form of different animals.
  • Easy Amnesia: Thanks to waters from the River Lethe. And yes, he'll abuse the power.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: See Date Rape.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Amatsu-Mikaboshi killed him.
  • Jerkass Gods: Beyond the repeated rape and torture, he supposedly created Pandora's Box to eternally plague the human race with atrocities, out of spite because they had learned of fire.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As an amnesiac kid. As an adult he is a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk.
  • Large and in Charge: Recently drawn this way, being as a big as the Hulk during his fight with him.
  • Kick the Dog: Hulk offering to make a sacrifice so others could go free prompted Zeus to sum up his actions, say "Wrong religion" and deck him.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: After he temporarily loses his powers, he completely emotionally breaks down due to his extremely pompous nature, is reduced to a hobo living on the streets, and is kicked in the groin and beaten up by Electra when attempting to hit on her.
  • Kid Sidekick: After his memory is erased temporarily replaces Cho as Hercules's sidekick.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives the Hulk one of the most vicious and thorough beatings he's ever received.
  • Really Gets Around: Much to Hera's hatred.
  • Shapeshifting Seducer: Nowadays he doesn't transform into animals to bed women, he transforms into rock stars.
  • Shock and Awe: Even without his Thunderbolt he can still summon storms and shoot lighting.
  • Super Weight: Level 6
  • Vetinari Job Security: Pluto, Hera, Apollo and Athena all either replaced or are considered replacements for Zeus as the Lord of Olympus. All are either crazy, completely cold, or at least as evil as Zeus.

Zom

Possibly the most powerful known demonic entity, seeking to destroy all of reality. Doctor Strange, the one guy who should really know better, twice used him to defeat an invincible foe: not the person you want to start claiming Utopia Justifies the Means.

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