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->''"She-Hulk has the potential to be our Franchise/WonderWoman. A powerful female with a strong moral center and a determination to do what's right. She's also a unique combination of brains and brawn. The ideal She-Hulk story is one that plays on both aspects of her make-up."''
-->-- '''Creator/PeterDavid'''

Once upon a time, there was Bruce Banner, whose gamma-irradiated blood made him the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. He keeps going on about how [[CatchPhrase you wouldn't like him when he's angry]], but he's actually pretty damn popular. Creator/MarvelComics, knowing as they do the power of a DistaffCounterpart, were quick to snag the name ''She-Hulk'' for trademark reasons. Thus, Bruce Banner's lawyerly cousin, Jennifer Walters, became gravely injured and [[EmergencyTransformation received an emergency transfusion]] of his irradiated blood, becoming first The Savage, and then, eventually, The Sensational She-Hulk: "The Second Strongest One There Is". The character first appeared in ''Savage She-Hulk'' #1 (February, 1980), created by StanLee and John Buscema.

She-Hulk's JekyllAndHyde tendencies are rather more subtle than the Hulk's. Jennifer Walters is a slightly timid, insecure lawyer who, under the effects of gamma radiation, can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting voluntarily transform]] into the [[StatuesqueStunner seven-foot-tall]] green-skinned AmazonianBeauty. She-Hulk acts out the fantasies Jen finds too intimidating, becoming both a [[ActionGirl powerful warrior]] and a voluptuous [[TheLadette flirtatious party girl]]. In fact, for a long time she was [[ShapeshifterModeLock permanently stuck]] [[CursedWithAwesome in her super-powered form]] and ''didn't mind at all'', and friends and close allies regularly addressed her by her human name, thus implying -- [[DependingOnTheWriter at least under most writers]] -- that the only differences between the She-Hulk and Jennifer Walters personas were of physical nature. Retaining her human intelligence, she was able to pursue a successful career as a lawyer despite being a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green-skinned]] [[strike: [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe space babe]]]] [[AmazonianBeauty amazon]], and had a much better control of her temper than her cousin (although, for Jennifer Walters, it is ''fear'' that is the trigger of InvoluntaryShapeshifting, not anger). She's a [[MsFanservice sex symbol]] both within the MarvelUniverse and without. Oh, and occasionally she [[AllAmazonsWantHercules had romantic/erotic dreams of Hercules]]. ''Literally'', since Herc exists as a real person in the {{Marvel}} [[SharedUniverse universe]]. About two decades after turning her into She-Hulk for good, the permanence of this state was reverted, and psychological problems that had never really been an issue before were [[{{Retcon}} introduced]].

She's been a member of {{Comicbook/The Avengers}} as well as the {{Comicbook/Fantastic Four}}, [[ComicBook/{{FF}} Future Foundation]], ComicBook/TheDefenders, ComicBook/HeroesForHire, ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} and created the "Lady Liberators", to take down the ComicBook/RedHulk. Her solo title got cancelled (for the fourth time), but she rejoined the Fantastic Four. After ''ComicBook/FallOfTheHulks'' and ''[=WWH=]'', she's joined her cousin in the [[BadassFamily te]][[BadassCrew am]] book ''Incredible Hulks'' (written by Greg Pak), the first time they've been on a team together. She also co-starred with the Hulk's daughter Lyra in the mini-series ''She-Hulks'' (written by Harrison Wilcox).

During She-Hulk's second run under John Byrne, she became completely [[FourthWallObserver Fourth Wall Savvy]], and was once even GenreSavvy enough to [[MediumAwareness run across advertisements trying to reach the next page]]. (Meanwhile, in a guest appearance in the parodistic ''ComicBook/DamageControl'' title, her medium awareness was parodied, depicting her as a crazy lunatic who ''believes she's a character in a comic book''. And the same issue subverted ''that'' by having her ''react to a caption pointing this out''. Too bad she's never been in a crossover with ''{{Deadpool}}'', until... VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3) In her third solo run, when examining comics -- which in Marvel canon are accounts of actual events, with an authenticity that is sufficiently great for them to be submitted as evidence in court -- She-Hulk is asked if she possesses these abilities and she replies (while looking directly at the FourthWall) that of course she doesn't.

In modern comics, Jennifer Walters is one of two She-Hulks. The other one is Lyra, the teenage daughter of Bruce Banner and Thundra, who was raised 300 years into the future where the world is a matriarchy society that is act war with men. Lyra was a student at ComicBook/AvengersAcademy and assisted Doctor Strange during the [[ComicBook/FearItself Serpent War]]. The two She-Hulks had starred in a mini-series titled ''She-Hulks''.

ComicBook/BettyRoss had been turned into a "Red She-Hulk" for a few years as the result of the Leader's machinations before being depowered. She was a member of a recent incarnation of ComicBook/TheDefenders and briefly starred in her own solo series.

Like her male counterpart, ComicBook/SheHulk has appeared in ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', though as always with an UltimateUniverse counterpart, there are some changes: Jennifer Walters is still involved, but ''not'' as She-Hulk; in this continuity, Jennifer Walters is no relative of Banner's and is, instead, a female scientist who manages to create an "improved" version of the Hulk serum that doesn't affect the subject's mind. However, it is ''Betty Ross'' who steals the serum and uses it to become She-Hulk.

2014 saw the launch of She-Hulk's fifth ongoing title, placing an emphasis on her non-superhero day job as a lawyer [[note]]written by Charles Soule, also a practicing attorney[[/note]], which ultimately lasted for twelve issues. In 2015, Jen will feature prominently in the ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' event, ostensibly leading the all-female ''ComicBook/AForce'' team.

* ''Savage She-Hulk'' (1980)
* ''The Sensational She-Hulk'' (1989)
* ''She-Hulk'' (2004)
* ''All-New Savage She-Hulk'' (2009)
* ''She-Hulks'' (2011)
* ''She-Hulk'' (2014)

* ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''
* ''[[LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Marvel Superheroes]]''

* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' (Cameo)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' (1983 and 1996 versions)
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes''
* ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.]]''

!!SheHulk provides examples of:
!General Tropes
* ActionGirl: Of course! They are related to the Incredible Hulk after all!
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Jen and Lyra are both gamma green.
* AmazonianBeauty: Jennifer is the MarvelUniverse's standout example, and she has company in Lyra. The only notable exception was in ''Sensational She-Hulk #16'' (Vol. 1, May 1990), where Jen temporarily assumed a [[http://marvel.wikia.com/File:Sensational_She_Hulk_Vol_1_15_page_06_Jennifer_Walters_%28Earth-616%29.jpg Grey She-Hulk form]]. She's even taller and even more muscular, but is quite {{Gonk}} and uses [[HulkSpeak a speech pattern similar to that of her cousin]]. In many respects, it's like the anti-Grey Hulk/Joe Fixit.
* BadAssFamily: They both are related to Bruce Banner. Jennifer is his cousin and Lyra is his daughter.
** Lyra also has Thundra as her mother.
* {{Fanservice}}: Both She-Hulks have been shown nude for the sake of this trope.
* ParentalSubstitute: Bruce Banner invoked this trope with Jen and Lyra -- after a brief talk with his daughter he has decided that, coming from a world where men and women live separately, she doesn't need a father, but has serious issues about ParentalAbandonment on her mother's side, so he asked Jen to become her legal guardian and help her get a normal life.
* ShesGotLegs: At seven feet tall, a good majority of Jennifer's height is in her gorgeous green gams, and the artists work that.
** Lyra gets the same treatment in the She-Hulks mini-series with a new costume, especially in this [[http://i.imgur.com/PaPPdUw.jpg cover]].
* StatuesqueStunner: Jennifer and Lyra both qualify.
* SuperStrength: Both gained this from Bruce.

[[folder:Sensational She-Hulk / Jennifer Walters]]
* AbortedArc: A [[LampshadeHanging lampshade was hung]] on it in the penultimate issue of Dan Slott's run, in which the characters were forced under threat of death to give the reader a high speed run-through of how all the arcs were ''intended'' to have worked out, before being interrupted by the ComicBook/CivilWar and Comicbook/WorldWarHulk crossover events.
* AmoralAttorney: Averted, although facing a seven-foot tall Amazon with green skin on a witness stand can be ''very'' intimidating...
* ApatheticCitizens: Titania, armed with the gem of infinite power, destroyed the Timely Plaza in her quest for revenge against She-Hulk. It became a war zone, and everybody escaped... except the guys in a comic book store nearby. They are GenreSavvy enough to realize that no character is ever hurt during a superhero fight, except perhaps a charismatic character, to boost sales.
* {{Archnemesis}}: [[EvilIsSexy Supervillainess]] [[JerkassWoobie Titania]], a [[TheBrute fellow]] AmazonianBeauty and [[FoeYay longstanding foe]] of Jen's. Notably, she may be the ''only'' female on Earth to rival She-Hulk in terms of [[SuperStrength power]] and [[SuperToughness durability]] (she, like Jen, can also augment her strength level through [[TrainingFromHell rigorous, prolonged weight-lifting training]]). See also: EvilCounterpart.
* BetweenMyLegs: [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3442/3290044053_f044aaf10b.jpg The cover]] of Savage ''SheHulk'' #2.
* BerserkButton: She's very protective of her cousin and can go in a rage if something happens to him. Like when she found out Iron Man and his team had exiled him into space.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's a lot nicer than Bruce, but also scary when she is angry.
* BoobsOfSteel: The bustiest superheroine in the Marvel universe, she is also one of, if not the strongest woman in the Marvel universe.
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: While she was training to fight the Champion. Even more relevant to the trope, she trained in her ''human'' form, so that when she [[HulkingOut Hulked Out]], she would be exponentially stronger.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: One of Jen super-powers, though whether she gets it from [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] is anyone's guess. Since her own title isn't as much of a GagSeries as it used to be, she doesn't do it that often, but one memorable scene in an early '00s run has her address the narrator while her supporting cast watches her apparently talk to herself. In her 100th issue, she is asked whether she really can see through the fourth wall, and she responds "No, I can't" - looking straight at the reader and smiling.
** In another example, she actually crushes a narration box out of anger (she'd just been attacked) and tosses it out the window, nearly hitting Spider-Man!
** The covers during JohnByrne's historical run on her book are famous for loads of fourth wall breaking. The most famous are her naked using the Comics Code logo to cover herself and Volume 2 Issue 1, in which she warns the readers that, if they don't buy her book, she'll rip up all their ''Comicbook/XMen'' comics. Sixty issues later, when the run's final issue came out, [[BrickJoke an angry Shulkie tells the readers that she warned them and to hand the X-Men comics over!]]
* UsefulNotes/{{The Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}: She-Hulk was created firmly in the Bronze Age. She shares this with ComicBook/SpiderWoman and ComicBook/MsMarvel, since {{Distaff Counterpart}}s were all the rage in that era.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Often as an actual lawyer at that. She's also worked for a Bunny Ears Law ''Firm''.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Played with. By taking boxing lessons and working out intensely in her human form, her hulk-form's strength was multiplied.
* ClothingDamage: Frequently. A rather (in)famous panel from the ''Sensational She-Hulk'' graphic novel has her wearing a shredded top after getting shot at by several soldiers - in a truly amazing victory for GettingCrapPastTheRadar, her nipples are [[http://www.tradereadingorder.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/The-Sensational-She-Hulk-Getting-Lucky.jpg clearly visible]], barely covered by what's left of the shirt. The inker revealed that he added them in without JohnByrne's approval and that deadline crunch was most likely the reason they weren't caught.
* CosmeticAward: Titania, armed with the gem of infinite power, is too much for She-Hulk, but can't see her when she's in human form, [[AWizardDidIt because of an enchantment of the Scarlet Witch]]. So, how can she beat her? She requested the aid of fanboys at a comic book store, who figured out the working of the gems and received a glitzy and glamorous [[CosmeticAward No-Prize]].
* CourtroomAntics: When at her best, Jennifer basically fills the role of HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw set in the MarvelUniverse.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: In the 2014 comic, Jennifer is denied a bonus by her bosses who brag about their expensive rainforest Madripoor table, and quits when they tell her flat out they didn't hire her for her skill as a lawyer, but because of her presumed super hero connections. Jen gives them a good telling off for this.
** This isn't the first time this has happened to her, though it was much more sympathetic last time since [[spoiler:her boss wanted to use her position as an Avenger, so he could take custody of his misguided super-villain granddaughter from prison. Jen is angry, but decides to forgive him.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: Shortly before the start of Sensational She-Hulk, She-Hulk was "gene-locked" following the events of her graphic novel, resulting in her permanently being big and green. She was completely unfazed by this -- but when Dan Slott took on the 3rd run of her solo title, he retconned the condition to being a purely psychological one. Either way, she ''likes'' being a superstrong, sexy, vivacious bombshell. Go figure.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jen [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] exhibits signs of this. She's usually this mostly when she's in a group (usually Comicbook/{{the Avengers}} or [[AmazonBrigade Lady Liberators]]).
* DependingOnTheArtist: During her Savage incarnation, she was statuesque with the vague hint of muscle tone but with wild hair. Under John Byrne she morphed into a green super model with massive 80s hair. During Dan Slott's run, Juan Bobillo gave her more bulk but because of his style, she often appeared pudgy rather than muscular. When PAD took over the title, Jen was consistently shown to be both tall and impressively muscular in her Hulk form -- a trend which has been followed since the discontinuation of her solo title.
* DependingOnTheWriter: She's been an exact female copy of the Hulk, a FourthWall [[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaker]], FunPersonified, and even downright serious.
* DistaffCounterpart:
** Supposedly, She-Hulk was spawned as a direct consequence of a ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' clip that involved a woman getting big and green and bursting out of her clothes -- She-Hulk being the response to ensure they had a copyright on the character. [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/01/30/comic-book-legends-revealed-508/#more-181041 But Comic Book Resources has debunked this story.]]
** The rumor at the time was that CBS was planning a spin-off of the wildly successful Hulk series based on a female version of the Hulk. Marvel assumed CBS would still have to pay royalties, until ''The Benny Hill Show'' sketch came along (again, as noted above, this has been debunked, mainly because the Benny Hill sketch appeared one year after She-Hulk's debut). When Marvel's lawyers confirmed that Marvel wouldn't see a red cent from CBS should they go forward with their plans, they couldn't rush the first issue of She-Hulk out fast enough. The whole thing ended up being moot anyway, since CBS didn't go through with the spin-off for fear of being labeled "The Superhero Network".
* DoesNotLikeShoes: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zigzagged]], much like the rest of her costume. When she puts an uniform on in advance, she usually wears them.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Her [[GrowingMusclesSequence transformation sequence]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQptInZJbXo in the 90s cartoon]]. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Lighting my fire"]], ''indeed''.
* DrowningMySorrows: In the 2014 She-Hulk, Jen hangs out in a lawyer bar to drown her sorrows after losing a really high paying job. Considering she was still lucid after two doubles, she may have more work than most given her gamma-enhanced metabolism.
* EffortlessAmazonianLift: As a RunningGag, no less.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Do ''not'' call her "Shulkie". She even gets mad at Ben Grimm for calling her that. (And ''him'' she ''likes''.)
* EndOfSeriesAwareness:
** A [[http://www.comics.org/issue/46244/cover/4/ rather]] [[http://www.comics.org/issue/93403/cover/4/ threatening]] version.
** Also counts as BrickJoke, as this series ran for nearly five years.
* EthicalSlut: Jennifer Walters aka SheHulk is one of the nicest, most idealistic characters in the Marvel Universe, enjoys sleeping with others as long as it is consensual on both sides, and has one of the longest lists of partners of anyone in the MU. Note that this is only in her She-Hulk form.
* EvilCounterpart: [[JerkassWoobie Titania]] and Red She-Hulk. However, Titania didn't start out as evil at all (at least according to her flashback arc), just severely victimized, out of options, [[SmugSuper severely personality-changed]] by DoctorDoom's machine, and had fallen into bad company. It was later that she turned into a murderous asshole. Red She-Hulk also started out nice, but had experiments performed on her mind that turned her much nastier than she used to be. Insane, arrogant, and possibly ruthless, but turns out she is more of an AntiHero as shown in her own series.
* FunPersonified: The Dan Slott series, and the current ''She-Hulks'' run is also a lot of fun. Basically like an improved version of Loeb's ''Hulk'' run.
* GeniusBruiser: Jen, who helps pioneer the field of superhuman law when she's not kicking butt. Pug, a supporting character from Slott's run, also counts. He paid for law school by working as a {{bouncer}}, and it shows.
* GenreSavvy: Varying from DeadpanSnarker to outright NoFourthWall, depending on the series and the writer.
* GentleGiant: She's extremely tall and muscular (as mentioned above) and is one of the nicest characters in the {{Creator/Marvel}} universe.
%% * GoodBadGirl
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Lampshaded. When she was working as a SHIELD agent after ComicBook/CivilWar, they captured the Abomination, and reported to the new head of SHIELD, a man standing in the shadows. Who complains that it is a shame that a $900,000,000 airship apparently can't have good illumination, and steps to the light. This man, [[LateArrivalSpoiler as everybody should have already known by then]], is [[spoiler:Tony Stark]].
* HelloAttorney: She is a famous lawyer. A hot green lawyer.
* HeroDoesPublicService: In one story Jen volunteers with Green Cross (an organization devoted to helping victims of {{the Hulk}}'s actions) to clean up the town that she herself trashed during one of her own rampages. Initially, she works incognito, but ultimately comes out as She-Hulk to expose a woman who's trying to use She-Hulk's actions to cover up her murdering her husband.
* HilaritySues: Her third series, written by Dan Slott, began as ''WesternAnimation/{{Harvey Birdman|AttorneyAtLaw}}'' [[XMeetsY in the Marvel Universe]]. Hercules was sued for battery, Starfox for [[PowerPerversionPotential sexual harassment]], and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]] for libel, among others. Charles Soule's series in 2014 returned to the world of superhero law for several plots, starting with Doctor Doom's son claiming political asylum in the USA.
* {{The Hero}}ine: Of the Lady Liberators.
* HollywoodLaw: Jennifer is very good lawyer, and she should be able to use that solve a lot of problems. In the Sensational She Hulk graphic novel she is arrested by SHIELD. She Hulk asks to see the arrest warrant only to be told that they do not need one. She is then strip searched in front of large number soldiers (she asked them they wanted to see her jump rope naked [[FanService]]). In She Hulk Ceremony Part II graphic novel a group comes to literally bulldoze the Native American Reservation where her fiance lives, with no legal process, because laws do not protect Native Americans. In both cases, the authors wanted She Hulk fighting a battle with her fists, and not fighting one in a court room, so her legal skill was rendered useless, so the legal system in Marvel Universe is modified to accommodate more action.
* HulkingOut: Not as much or as often as the TropeNamer, but it does happen. She used to be just like her cousin in every way but the vocabulary but this was revealed to be caused by a degenerative blood disease. Once ComicBook/{{Morbius}} treated it, Jen's transformations became easier for her to control.
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: The 2011 run of She-Hulk showed that Jennifer may have issues concerning her normal body. She regards her regular appearance as 'plain' and 'boring', and is surprised when men would rather spend time with the mousy little brunette than her StatuesqueStunner form.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Unlike Bruce Banner, who does not want to turn into Hulk and [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to be normal]], being She-Hulk has several advantages for Jennifer Walters: power, beauty, fame, an adventurous life, keeps her intellect and personality, etc. So, when she can, she stays as She-Hulk all the time, and when she can't, she does whatever it takes to return to that permanent state.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Averted, and how. Jen went to UCLA Law, which is consistently ranked #15 or #16 among U.S. law schools and is the best law school in Southern California.
* KnuckleCracking: In the 2014 title, Jennifer does this along with a PreAssKickingOneLiner.
* TheLadette: Bluntly and unapologetically sexual, loves to beat up evildoers, and in some versions also fond of booze and partying.
* LeotardOfPower: A purple and white one is her most common attire unless she's in a courtroom.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Bruce Banner/The Hulk. She's really protective of him too (though he usually can take care of himself). She-Hulk beat the crap out of IronMan after she found out he exiled Bruce into deep space.
* ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: One boyfriend, the unpowered John, did not like the idea of coitus with the superpowered She-Hulk.
-->'''Jen''': And if things get too... you know, just use the safe word.\\
'''John''': No kidding. I've got a few more "safe words," like "Ow!" and "Dear God!" and "Crushed pelvis."
* MagicalNativeAmerican: She Hulk was engaged to one of these in the 1980s.
* MediumAwareness: Limited (almost) entirely to her run in ''Sensational She-Hulk'' under the auspices of John Byrne.
* MonsterModesty: Jen is a rare {{Fanservice}} version of this trope.
* MostCommonSuperpower: One issue of Dan Slott's run established in court of law that she has the largest breasts of any MU heroine. Whether or not this is an InformedAttribute is something that [[DependingOnTheArtist varies]].
* MsFanservice: A buxom AmazonianBeauty clad in a LeotardOfPower, get frequent ClothingDamage and provide the page image for Fanservice.
* MuggingTheMonster: A rather humorous example happened to her after the Stamford disaster. An angry mob of anti-superhero protestors had formed outside of the courthouse where she -- as Jennifer -- was defending two surviving members of the New Warriors. One guy recognized her and grabbed her, shouting "I've got She-Hulk!" Then she turned into her large, green size, and said, "Okay, you've got She-Hulk. Now what?"
* MyHorseIsAMotorbike: The time-displaced Western hero Two-Gun Kid receives a sky-cycle as a gift from his descendant Hawkeye via VideoWill. The Kid explicitly compares it to a horse.
* NeverLiveItDown: Despite likely being the genuinely nicest hero on the planet, people everywhere (writers, readers, in-universe characters) keep focusing on her somewhat [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking promiscuous sex life]].
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Somewhat perversely, despite She-Hulk racking up the notches on the bedpost, she ends up marrying Captain John Jameson, who expresses a genuine dislike of her being She-Hulk (see ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex above for a typical bedtime conversation between them). Jen was kind of a hypocrite, since she also had problems with his Man-wolf form because Captain John Jameson mauled one of her co-workers while in said transformation.
** Her co-worker Pug -- who had a pretty serious crush/unrequited love thing going on -- regularly seemed uncomfortable with Jennifer when she was in her She-Hulk form, actively encouraging her to remain in her normal human form. Possibly a reversal of "ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex" concerns.
* NotablyQuickDeliberation: In the first issue of the Dan Slott series, Shulkie manages to break the record for the fastest jury deliberation in history, which is initially taken as a sign of her skills as a prosecutor. Unfortunately, the defendants convince the judge to declare a mistrial because She-Hulk saved the world on the day before the verdict came down, which they argued might have unduly influenced the jury.
* OccultLawFirm: Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway specialised in supernatural law, and employed lots of different superhumans, including speedsters as messengers.
* OmnidisciplinaryLawyer: In the Marvel Universe, Jennifer Walters, the She-Hulk, specializes in superhero law, but that includes criminal cases, civil rights law, civil suits and anything else that might come up.
* PillarsOfMoralCharacter:
** Arguably the kindest and most idealistic superheroine in the Marvel Universe, along with Meggan and Kitty Pryde. This includes working as a (considerably less well-paid than corporate) public defense attorney, consistently trying to make the system work for particularly vulnerable groups in society, and running her own disaster relief organization. This on top of her general unpaid rescue work, and being one of the very least murder-happy heroes on the planet. However, her temper can get the best of her at times.
** A time-policing court once sentenced her to [[RetGone erasure]] from history, saying that in any case where she thought herself invaluable some other super-strong heroine could have filled in. The counter argument came in the form of her ''clients''. She-Hulk is rather fungible, but Jen Walters is completely irreplaceable.
* PowerFist: Sasha Martin, Holden's granddaughter and Jen's temporary ward, has an alien gauntlet permanently fixed over her left hand. It is able to conjure giant hands made out of HardLight.
* PromotionToParent: Holden is able to get his underage granddaughter Sasha (a.k.a. "Southpaw") out of a supervillain prison on the condition that she remain in Jen's custody.
* PunchClockHero: Jen is the retained legal counsel for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones and for their team, the Mighty Avengers. Which means she also joins them in battle should the need arise.
* ReallyGetsAround: Jen has unapologetically slept with a great many people, including Hercules and Iron Man. This is generally played for laughs. For example, when called to testify in a trial, this involved a list of her past sexual partners. It was several meters long, and involved hundreds of entries...
** Though the double standards do piss her off. She once asked IronMan why no one gave him crap for sleeping around (Iron Man being a male example of this trope)... while in bed with him.
** And then there's the ongoing FlameWar about whether she had sex with the Juggernaut, [[FlipFlopOfGod which has been retconned out and brought back in a number of times]]. In this case it's because Juggernaut has repeatedly tried to kill Bruce/The Hulk and many felt it was out of character for her. Especially considering that when she found out that Iron Man [[ComicBook/PlanetHulk exiled Hulk into space]] after having slept with Stark, she got really angry and beat the crap out of him. {{Wolverine}}, another character who ReallyGetsAround, actually refused Jen's advances on the basis that "He didn't want Juggernaut's sloppy seconds," although considering that Wolvie is much worse than she is, and has ''also'' tried to murder her cousin/isn't really much different from Juggernaut, according to the writer, this was simply RuleOfFunny. Then again, Wolverine and Hulk are VitriolicBestBuds.
*** [[spoiler: It was later found out that a parallel universe version of Jen had slept with the Juggernaut.]]
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: She is often subject to embarrassing situations. One of early examples in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' where a paparazzo took photos of her sunbathing topless (but nobody ultimately knew it was She-Hulk due to an unwitting editor 'correcting' her green skin).
* TheRival: Her relationship with Red She-Hulk/[[spoiler:Betty Ross]] has progressed to this. They also act as [[GoodCopBadCop Good Cop (Jen) and Bad Cop (Red)]] over in ''Incredible Hulks''.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: "Legal", the only name given to Tony Stark's legal troubleshooter, has glasses that cast reflections when other people's ''don't''.
* ShoutOut:
** In the Leader arc during the Dan Slott run, the Leader is drawn by Ty Templeton to look very like Anthony Ainley, who played the somewhat analogous Master in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** In one Javier Solido-drawn issue of the Charles Soule run, we see that the emblem of Latveria's national airline looks suspiciously like the "Devil's Eyes" symbol from ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}''.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Invoked. She-Hulk was brought before the Living Tribunal to decide a very important thing: he had found a new [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate universe]], and was considering erasing the Franchise/MarvelUniverse and replacing it with this new one. She-Hulk's defense, at its core, was that [[RuleOfCool her universe was more fun.]] They told her: she narrated a great cosmic story... in less than one page. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as the Registrator was [[TimeBomb about to explode]].
* ThouShaltNotKill: Much more averse to resorting to killing in combat than virtually any Marvel superhero around.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Odd case with Red She-Hulk. Jen gets along with [[spoiler:Betty Ross]] just fine, but when she turns into Red, [[VolleyingInsults they start trading insults back and forth]].
* WillNotTellALie: She's a very honest individual.
* WithAFootOnTheBus: at the end of Dan Slott's run. Iron Man had [[BroughtDownToNormal Brought Her Down to Normal]], but there was a new She-Hulk in town: a Jennifer Walter from an alternate universe without superhumans, who got powers when moving to the MarvelUniverse. They made a deal: "our" Jennifer would depart to that universe, and the new foreign one would stay. She said goodbye to everybody, Reed Richards sent him thought the dimensional portal, but [[IdeaBulb had an idea]]: he took her back right after she moved to that universe, restoring her powers. So, the MarvelUniverse kept the She-Hulk who had been She-Hulk since the 1970's, and the foreigner left.

[[folder: Savage She-Hulk / Lyra Walters]]
[[caption-width-right:300:You wouldn't like her when she's calm!]]
* AntagonisticOffspring: She tried to commit {{Matricide}} at one point and fought her father at one point, which resulted in her promising to commit {{Patricide}}.
* AntiHero: Unlike regular She-Hulk Lyra is rather violent and has acted rather villainous at times due to the world she grew up in, hence the title ''Savage She-Hulk''. She wants to change but old habits die hard.
-->'''Lyra''': You're right. I am not Jennifer Walters. I am nothing like Jennifer Walters. Jennifer Walters is a kind woman and honorable warrior. That is why I was trying to find her. So I could learn from her. For I... [[IAmAMonster am nothing but a monster]].
* AntiHeroSubstitute: Both subverted and played straight. Right after Jen's ongoing series was cancelled, ''All-New Savage She-Hulk'' was announced, with Lyra -- as a main protagonist. People were pissed, because it looked like we were going to get a DarkerAndEdgier replacement of Jen. However, as the comics ended, both She-Hulks became very good friends, Jen kept her name and become something like a {{Mentor|s}} for Lyra. Even when Jen was mysteriously PutOnABus Lyra chose to look for her, rather than simply take her place.
* DuelToTheDeath: In the She-Hulks mini series she suggests this to two boys who ask her out, in order to win a date.
* FieryRedhead: She's red-haired like her mother.
* FastballSpecial: Does this with the mutant Loa when she joined The Defenders.
* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: Hulk #16 shows Lyra creating an [[{{Matriarchy}} Enlightened Matriarchy]] when she gets trapped in a hellish nightmare dimension run by violent male demons. In only 3 days she had conquered the dimension, enslaved all the men, and put the women in charge where they embraced her as their Empress. Under their rule the dimension had stopped being the hellish nightmare it was back when the men ran it.
* FullFrontalAssault: In ''ComicBook/FallOfTheHulks'' she gets her [[ClothingDamage clothes burnt off]] in a fight with Johnny Storm (Human Torch) and defeats him while naked. This was all apart of her strategy to make him [[DistractedByTheSexy put his guard down]].
-->'''Lyra''': That was a mistake.
-->'''Johnny''': Um...not from where I'm standing.
-->'''Lyra''': They told me you had a weakness for women.
--> '''Johnny''': And that's a bad thing...WHYYYYYYYGGHH!
* HulkingOut: Averted. Her hulk form is her natural state which she was born in and can't turn human on her own and unlike the other Hulks she gets weaker the angrier she gets.
** After World War Hulks, her father had injected her with S.P.I.N. (Super-Power-Inhibiting Nanobots) Technology to negate her anger-driven power drain. This also allowed Lyra to change from Hulk to human form at will and turn into her Hulk form when angry like the rest of her family. However, this alternation was only temporary and her powers had returned to the way they were when she joined The Defenders.
* JekyllAndHyde: Averted, as unlike the rest of the Hulk family, she doesn't have a dual personality.
* LadyLand: She comes from a future where women have conquered most of the world, renaming it The United Sisterhood Republic. They have enslaved most of the males of that time and are at war with a tribe of savage men.
* ParentalAbandonment: Thundra had left Lyra after rising her through childhood for reasons not revealed yet. Lyra greatly resented her mother for it to the point where she wants to kill her.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The reason why she acts as superhero is because she doesn't want to give up being a warrior.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: She is pretty sexist towards men due to her background.
* RoyalHarem: In Hulk# 16 Lyra has several ShirtlessCaptives as her [[SexSlave Sex Slaves]]. Which is both [[BlackComedyRape played for laughs]] and [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale seen as OK in-universe]]. [[http://i.imgur.com/VuyyAo6.png She was even high fived for by guys from her world]].
* SlaveRace: The men on her world. Not that they are any better.
* StrawFeminist: She considers the enslavement of men to be their proper place.
* SuperMode: Lyra's technique "Gamma Sight" is this, which she herself developed. This enables her to fight in a trance-like meditative state when she is completely calm and at peace. This state allows her to feel minute traces of gamma rays in every human being and use them to heighten her perception and reflexes, and possesses higher fighting skill than any of her other family members.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: She inherited her powers from her father. As well as her mother's powers, as she overpowered Axon who had absorbed her gamma powers.
** However, it doesn't seem like she had her mother's powers in ''She-Hulks'' as she gets hurt with dodge balls in human form. But this could be due to the S.P.I.N. Bruce gave to her.
* TykeBomb: She was bred to be the Sisterhood's champion and use the power of The Hulk to win the war between the genders. Thundra had time traveled to the past to steal Hulk's DNA (via kissing), went back to her future, and gave birth to Lyra.
* WouldntHurtAChild: She couldn't bring herself to kill a boy of one of the male tribes on her world.

[[folder: Ultimate Universe]]
!Jennifer Walters
* HotScientist: She is a very attractive scientist instead of a very attractive lawyer.
!She-Hulk / Betty Ross
* FullFrontalAssault: She attacked Wolverine while naked.
* {{Jerkass}}: She can be very callous and uncaring, especially when Bruce is involved.
* MilitaryBrat: She is daughter of a general.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dyes her hair pink after breaking up with Bruce.