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* Bruce Banner is the premier human expert on radiation - specifically, gamma radiation - in the entire Marvel U, with Reed Richards. Doctor Octopus and even Doctor [[InsufferableGenius freaking]] Doom admitting his superiority in that field. Not a ''power'', as such but still pretty impressive, given that the former discovers new universes regularly and the latter invented ''time travel''. Bruce invented a time machine by accident, back when he was still employed as a weapons designer. One of the places his intelligence is taken advantage of is in the LighterAndSofter ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures'' continuity, where he and Tony Stark are the scientific minds of the Avengers. It has also been emphasized during Greg Pak's Hulk run where Banner (temporarily) lost the ability to transform and made up for it with a bag full of gadgets.

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* Bruce Banner is the premier human expert on radiation - specifically, gamma radiation - in the entire Marvel U, with Reed Richards. Richards, Doctor Octopus and even Doctor [[InsufferableGenius freaking]] Doom admitting his superiority in that field. Not a ''power'', as such but still pretty impressive, given that the former Richards discovers new universes regularly and the latter invented ''time Doom ''invented time travel''. Bruce invented a time machine by accident, back when he was still employed as a weapons designer. One of the places his intelligence is taken advantage of is in the LighterAndSofter ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures'' continuity, where he and Tony Stark are the scientific minds of the Avengers. It has also been emphasized during Greg Pak's Hulk run where Banner (temporarily) lost the ability to transform and made up for it with a bag full of gadgets.



* '''Joe Fixit''': The "Grey Hulk", and supposedly the first Hulk to ever appear. (In terms of Marvel continuity. Originally, this was the result of a coloring error and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness inconsistent characterization),]] but really quite different in displayed personality. Unlike the Savage Hulk, Joe transforms at night, or more rarely when Bruce "lets him out". He has an average intellect, and is particularly known to enjoy luxury, rich food, tailor-made clothes, pleasurable company etc. He is also the most amoral of the main personalities, having worked as a mob enforcer. Lacking the full raw strength of the Savage Hulk but being notably more crafty, he not only relies on his fists, but also employs manipulation and other underhanded tactics to gain an advantage over his enemies. Thought to represent the typical teenager that Bruce never let himself become. His portrayal is generally somewhere between a BoisterousBruiser and a truly amoral being. Not to be confused with MrFixit. Joe is the opposite.

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* '''Joe Fixit''': The "Grey Hulk", and supposedly the first Hulk to ever appear. (In appear (in terms of Marvel continuity. Originally, continuity; originally, this was the result of a coloring error and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness inconsistent characterization),]] but really quite different in displayed personality. Unlike the Savage Hulk, Joe transforms at night, or more rarely when Bruce "lets him out". He has an average intellect, and is particularly known to enjoy luxury, rich food, tailor-made clothes, pleasurable company etc. He is also the most amoral of the main personalities, having worked as a mob enforcer. Lacking the full raw strength of the Savage Hulk but being notably more crafty, he not only relies on his fists, but also employs manipulation and other underhanded tactics to gain an advantage over his enemies. Thought to represent the typical teenager that Bruce never let himself become. His portrayal is generally somewhere between a BoisterousBruiser and a truly amoral being. Not to be confused with MrFixit. Joe is the opposite.


** The Most recent one, ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', aired on Creator/DisneyXD and ran for 2 seasons.

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** The Most most recent one, ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', aired on Creator/DisneyXD and ran for 2 seasons.



* BadassBookworm: Although there are plenty of people smarter than him, most famously [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] and Doctor Doom, Banner ''is'' one of the most brilliant people on the planet, and in his primary area of expertise: radiation, he is totally unsurpassed on Earth, with even Dr. Doom admitting that he doesn't know as much as Banner does on the topic. When he sets his mind to it very little can get in Banner's way.

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* BadassBookworm: Although there are plenty of people smarter than him, most famously [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] and Doctor Doom, Banner ''is'' one of the most brilliant people on the planet, and in his primary area of expertise: expertise, radiation, he is totally unsurpassed on Earth, with even Dr. Doom admitting that he doesn't know as much as Banner does on the topic. When he sets his mind to it very little can get in Banner's way.



** At one point [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26649 it was announced]] that several of them will officially become a team. Plus his friends Rick Jones (aka A-bomb) and Korg.

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** At one point [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26649 it was announced]] that several of them will would officially become a team. Plus his friends Rick Jones (aka A-bomb) and Korg.



** This trope is used in a few Hulk stories, like ''Hulk: The End'', which shows the Hulk finally getting what he always wished for; to be left alone. Completely alone, not even Banner nagging in the back of his mind. He almost immediately begins to regret it.

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** This trope is used in a few Hulk stories, like ''Hulk: The End'', which shows the Hulk finally getting what he always wished for; for: to be left alone. Completely alone, not even Banner nagging in the back of his mind. He almost immediately begins to regret it.



* BrainWithAManualControl: One comic shows the villain taking over the Hulk's mind. The Hulk's mind consists of a control console with a keyboard for Bruce Banner on one side, and on the other side a Hulk-sized BigRedButton labeled "SMASH!"

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* BrainWithAManualControl: One comic Jason Aaron issue shows the villain taking trying to take over the Hulk's mind. The Hulk's mind consists of a control console with a keyboard for Bruce Banner on one side, and on the other side a Hulk-sized BigRedButton labeled "SMASH!"



* BrieferThanTheyThink: Despite nearly every adaptation of ComicBook/TheAvengers prominently using him, Hulk was a member of the Earth's Mightiest for only the ''first two'' issues back in the '60s, and never again until in 2012 to capitalize on the movie.

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* BrieferThanTheyThink: Despite nearly every adaptation of ComicBook/TheAvengers prominently using him, Hulk was a member of the Earth's Mightiest for only the ''first two'' issues back in the '60s, and never again until in 2012 to capitalize on the movie.movie.
* BullyHunter: As mentioned elsewhere, he ''really'' doesn't like them for obvious reasons... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers except for Joe Fixit who is one himself]].



* BullyHunter: As mentioned elsewhere, he ''really'' doesn't like them for obvious reasons... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers except for Joe Fixit who is one himself]].



* CompleteImmortality: According to "Future Imperfect" and "The Last Titan" in combination he only ages up to a point, and according to issue #460 he will eventually be capable of regenerating even from atomisation.

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* CompleteImmortality: According to "Future Imperfect" and "The Last Titan" in combination he only ages up to a point, and according to issue #460 he will eventually be capable of regenerating even from atomisation. According to ''Immortal Hulk'', even killing Banner won't work, as the Hulk will simply rise from the dead at night, and turn into Banner again come sunup.



** ComicBook/{{Superman}} did this in the second ''Superman[=/=]ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comic, first by letting Hulk pound him in a UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject moment, after which Superman removed the sound-emitting bug that was giving Hulk an UnstoppableRage, then reassured Hulk that he only wanted to help him - which Hulk believed.

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** ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} did this in the second ''Superman[=/=]ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comic, first by letting Hulk pound him in a UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject moment, after which Superman removed the sound-emitting bug that was giving Hulk an UnstoppableRage, then reassured Hulk that he only wanted to help him - which Hulk believed.



** Considering that in ''Comicbook/FearItself'' [[spoiler: Hulk becomes Nul; the ''Breaker of Worlds'']] it seems there is truth in both.

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** Considering that in ''Comicbook/FearItself'' [[spoiler: Hulk becomes Nul; Nul, the ''Breaker of Worlds'']] Worlds'',]] it seems there is truth in both.



* EldritchAbomination: The Abomination received an upgrade, and turned into one of these.

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* EldritchAbomination: The Abomination received an upgrade, and turned into one of these. From ''Planet Hulk'' on, the Hulk himself has been slipping ever closer to this as he develops more mystical and metaphysical strength.



** The Hulk himself is wrath, of course, but there are more subtle examples in his various personalities- Banner classically dealing with issues of self-loathing and fatalism, for instance. Many of his classic foes have also been examples of the trope; for instance the Abomination is typically portrayed as an embodyment of {{Hubris}}.

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** The Hulk himself is wrath, of course, but there are more subtle examples in his various personalities- personalities - Banner classically dealing with issues of self-loathing and fatalism, for instance. Many of his classic foes have also been examples of the trope; for instance the Abomination is typically portrayed as an embodyment embodiment of {{Hubris}}.



* EvilCounterpart: The Abomination is another gamma-mutated monstrosity, whose baseline strength was originally greater than the Hulk's (not true anymore for a long time). He was replaced by the much more dangerous Red Hulk. There are also Madman, The Maestro, possibly the Leader, and tangentially on rare occasion Mister Hyde.

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* EvilCounterpart: The Abomination is another gamma-mutated monstrosity, monstrosity whose baseline strength was originally greater than the Hulk's (not true anymore for a long time). He was replaced by the much more dangerous Red Hulk. There are also Madman, The Maestro, possibly the Leader, and tangentially on rare occasion Mister Hyde.



** In contrast, the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of the Hulk is a down right scary version of TheUnfettered. In every way that Ultimate Banner restrains or represses himself (which is every way), the Hulk cuts loose. For instance, Ultimate Banner is a vegetarian. Ultimate Hulk is [[IAmAHumanitarian a humanitarian.]]

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** In contrast, the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of the Hulk is a down right downright scary version of TheUnfettered. In every way that Ultimate Banner restrains or represses himself (which is every way), the Hulk cuts loose. For instance, Ultimate Banner is a vegetarian. Ultimate Hulk is [[IAmAHumanitarian a humanitarian.]]



* GatheringSteam: Bruce Banner is an ordinary human and needs to be pissed off to even trigger his transformation into the Incredible Hulk, but even once he has transformed, The Hulk is unable to bring his full strength to bear right away, as it is directly correlated to his anger. The angrier he gets, the stronger he gets, and thus with every injury he takes, he gets gathers more and more steam.

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* GatheringSteam: Bruce Banner is an ordinary human and needs to be pissed off to even trigger his transformation into the Incredible Hulk, but even once he has transformed, The the Hulk is unable to bring his full strength to bear right away, as it is directly correlated to his anger. The angrier he gets, the stronger he gets, and thus with every injury he takes, he gets gathers more and more steam.



* GeniusBruiser: The amount of genius varies on which personality is in control, although they have been known to borrow one another's skills if necessary. Even The Savage Hulk is a CombatPragmatist who can use the environment to his advantage, and despite declarations, he is ''not'' just "'''HULK SMASH!'''"

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* GeniusBruiser: The amount of genius varies on which personality is in control, although they have been known to borrow one another's skills if necessary. Even The the Savage Hulk is a CombatPragmatist who can use the environment to his advantage, and despite declarations, he is ''not'' just "'''HULK SMASH!'''"



* GodGuise: In ''Incredible Hulk'' #384, the Hulk has been turned into an inch tall. He secretly perches on The Abomination's shoulder and pretends to be God to stop him from kidnapping his wife.

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* GodGuise: In ''Incredible Hulk'' #384, the Hulk has been turned into an inch tall. He secretly perches on The the Abomination's shoulder and pretends to be God to stop him from kidnapping his wife.



* HeroWithBadPublicity: It fact, it would be very hard to find anyone in the Marvel Universe with ''worse'' publicity who could still be considered a hero. But you really can't blame anyone.

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* HeroInsurance: The Hulk causes more property damage per capita than any other hero in the Marvel Universe, bar none. Oddly, he never causes ''casualties''; the going theory in-universe is that Bruce's hyper-intelligence is subconsciously at work to ensure this.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: It In fact, it would be very hard to find anyone in the Marvel Universe with ''worse'' publicity who could still be considered a hero. But you really can't blame anyone.



* HeroInsurance: The Hulk causes more property damage per capita than any other hero in the Marvel Universe, bar none. Oddly, he never causes ''casualties''.



* ILoveNuclearPower: This is how Banner became the Hulk in the first place.

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: It's obvious that the Hulk honestly does in a way want people he can call friend, it's just that he's been betrayed or seemingly betrayed so many times...
* IWorkAlone: ...he constantly tries to convince himself that he's better off without them.
* ILoveNuclearPower: This is how Banner became the Hulk in the first place. ''Immortal Hulk'' suggests one reason gamma radiation can spawn things like the Hulk is that in the Marvel universe, gamma radiation operates just as much by magical principles as it does by scientific ones, turning people into metaphors for their psychological issues.
* ImmunityDisability: In one storyline, the Hulk gets poisoned and has to give a blood sample; however, the needles can't penetrate his tough skin. He resorts to hitting himself over and over again till he bleeds out enough to fill a test tube.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: It's obvious that the Hulk honestly does in a way want people he can call friend, it's just that he's been betrayed or seemingly betrayed so many times...
* IWorkAlone: ...he constantly tries to convince himself that he's better off without them.
* ImmunityDisability: In a storyline, the Hulk gets poisoned and has to give a blood sample; however, the needles can't penetrate his tough skin. He resorts to hitting himself over and over again till he bleeds out enough to fill a test tube.
* InterruptedSuicide: Banner's tried to kill himself a few times in the past; Hulk will always force a transformation to prevent it, however.

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: It's obvious that the Hulk honestly does in a way want people he can call friend, it's just that he's been betrayed or seemingly betrayed so many times...
* IWorkAlone: ...he constantly tries to convince himself that he's better off without them.
* ImmunityDisability: In a storyline, the Hulk gets poisoned and has to give a blood sample; however, the needles can't penetrate his tough skin. He resorts to hitting himself over and over again till he bleeds out enough to fill a test tube.
* InterruptedSuicide: Banner's tried to kill himself a few times in the past; Hulk will always force a transformation to prevent it, however. Even when Bruce finally manages to arrange a successful mercy kill in ''Civil War II'', he still gets brought back again and again... and then discovers he'll ''always'' come back.



** Hulk vol 3 begins with a particularly forced example. Iron Man, She-Hulk and Doc Sampson are investigating the Abomination's murder when the Winter Guard shows up and tell them to buzz off. She-Hulk, a trained lawyer, starts a fight for no real reason. Only the fact that a little girl shows up to distract both parties stops Jennifer from starting a potential international incident.

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** Hulk vol 3 begins with a particularly forced example. Iron Man, She-Hulk and Doc Sampson Samson are investigating the Abomination's murder when the Winter Guard shows up and tell them to buzz off. She-Hulk, a trained lawyer, starts a fight for no real reason. Only the fact that a little girl shows up to distract both parties stops Jennifer from starting a potential international incident.



* TheMostWanted: The Hulk usually becomes the most wanted, especially in his beginnings when he was an uncontrollable monster that only made havok and before he converted into a superhero by joining ComicBook/TheAvengers and other hero groups.

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* TheMostWanted: The Hulk usually becomes the most wanted, especially in his beginnings when he was an uncontrollable monster that only made havok havoc and before he converted into a superhero by joining ComicBook/TheAvengers and other hero groups.



** The Merged/Professor Hulk and Bruce Banner especially, since the Hulk's attractiveness always depends on the artist, but these two personas are always drawn as considerably good-looking and in good shape, with Banner being left shirtless due to the transformations. Banner has been acknowledged in-universe to be quite attractive by several woman, and the Hulk has has multiple admirers in alien worlds

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** The Merged/Professor Hulk and Bruce Banner especially, since the Hulk's attractiveness always depends on the artist, but these two personas are always drawn as considerably good-looking and in good shape, with Banner being left shirtless due to the transformations. Banner has been acknowledged in-universe to be quite attractive by several woman, and the Hulk has has multiple admirers in alien worldsworlds.



* TheNicknamer: Hulk's generally not good with names, depending on the incarnation. Sometimes it's out of lack of intelligence, others out of lack of respect, and others its a sign of affection. ComicBook/IronMan is usually Metal Man or Tin Man (or Tin Head), Thor is usually Blondie or Goldilocks, Sentry is Golden Man.
* NighInvulnerable: Shrugs off ground zero nuclear explosions, planet-splitting impacts, or solar temperatures, and swiftly heals virtually any damage beyond that point. This even extends to extremely resistance to mind-control or molecular manipulation of his body, and some adaptive evolution to build greater immunity or adapt to hostile environments.

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* TheNicknamer: Hulk's generally not good with names, depending on the incarnation. Sometimes it's out of lack of intelligence, others out of lack of respect, and others its it's a sign of affection. ComicBook/IronMan is usually Metal Man or Tin Man (or Tin Head), Thor is usually Blondie or Goldilocks, Sentry is Golden Man.
* NighInvulnerable: Shrugs off ground zero nuclear explosions, planet-splitting impacts, or solar temperatures, and swiftly heals virtually any damage beyond that point. This even extends to extremely extreme resistance to mind-control or molecular manipulation of his body, and some adaptive evolution to build greater immunity or adapt to hostile environments.environments. Even on those occasions when he ''is'' vulnerable enough to have a body part removed, he can either regenerate it or reattach it.



* OddFriendship: Bruce is developing one with Maria Hill in Indestructible Hulk. Although they disagree on most things, he likes that she always gets him back whenever he messed with her. Might cross over into UnresolvedSexualTension.
* OffingTheOffspring: The Green Scar persona is initially extremely angry with his son Skaar, for causing the death of his mother Caiera. In contrast, Skaar's initial motivation was to become a SelfMadeOrphan. They both mellowed out eventually.

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* OddFriendship: Bruce is developing develops one with Maria Hill in Indestructible Hulk. Although they disagree on most things, he likes that she always gets him back whenever he messed with her. Might cross over into UnresolvedSexualTension.
* OffingTheOffspring: The Green Scar persona is initially extremely angry with his son Skaar, for causing the death of his mother Caiera. In contrast, Skaar's initial motivation was to become a SelfMadeOrphan.{{Patricide}}. They both mellowed out eventually.



** To the point where Bruce; not the Hulk, but Bruce, promised to kill Steve Rogers if he killed his son Hiro-Kala, who for the record was trying to crash a Mars-sized planet into Earth at the time.

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** To the point where Bruce; Bruce - not the Hulk, but Bruce, Bruce - promised to kill Steve Rogers if he killed his son Hiro-Kala, who for the record was trying to crash a Mars-sized planet into Earth at the time.



** In The End story Banner mentions that he bothers with shaving just so that with his greyed hair he wouldn't have Maestro staring back at him from every reflection as Hulk.
** Recently his Doc Green persona who grew a beard after dreaming of becoming a Maestro when he turned back into Banner he still had the beard.

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** In The End story Banner mentions that he bothers with shaving just so that with his greyed hair he wouldn't have Maestro staring back at him from every reflection as Hulk.
** Recently his His Doc Green persona who grew a beard after dreaming of becoming a Maestro Maestro, and when he turned back into Banner he still had the beard.



* PostMortemComeback: After the Leader died (circa #345) and before he came BackFromTheDead, he implanted his memories into a loyal follower who had a similar gamma-induced mutation as he did.
* PowerBornOfMadness: What the Hulk runs on, and heavily implied to be the reason that Banner not only survived the detonation of the gamma bomb, but why the Hulk is so much more powerful than most, if not all of the gamma mutates that have come before or since. His already fractured psyche created a monster based on the trauma he received as a child, and the personas emerged from different stages of his life that Banner denied himself the person he wanted to be (Savage-the angry child; Joe Fixit-the late adolescent, etc.). Adding to his long-suppressed rage gives the Hulk the ability to get stronger when he gets madder. Also explains his more myriad abilities, like been able to see ghosts, as Banner always feared his long-dead abusive father would come back to torment him again.

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* PostMortemComeback: After the Leader died (circa #345) and before he came BackFromTheDead, he implanted his memories into a loyal follower who had a similar gamma-induced mutation as he did.to him.
* PowerBornOfMadness: What the Hulk runs on, and heavily implied to be the reason that Banner not only survived the detonation of the gamma bomb, but why the Hulk is so much more powerful than most, if not all of the gamma mutates that have come before or since. His already fractured psyche created a monster based on the trauma he received as a child, and the personas personae emerged from different stages of his life that Banner denied himself the person he wanted to be (Savage-the angry child; Joe Fixit-the late adolescent, etc.). Adding to this, his long-suppressed rage gives the Hulk the ability to get stronger when he gets madder. Also explains his more myriad varied abilities, like been being able to see ghosts, as Banner always feared his long-dead abusive father would come back to torment him again.



** In crossovers with DC, the Hulk always gets in a fight with {{Superman}}.

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** In crossovers with DC, the Hulk always gets in a fight with {{Superman}}.Franchise/{{Superman}}.



* SlapSlapKiss: According to one source, Hulk's ideal relationship is a [[HillbillyHorrors hillbilly]] MasochismTango with a woman so strong that he wont hurt her from beating her up, and vice versa...

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* SlapSlapKiss: According to one source, Hulk's ideal relationship is a [[HillbillyHorrors hillbilly]] MasochismTango with a woman so strong that he wont won't hurt her from beating her up, and vice versa...



* StealthHiBye: Dr. Banner actually pulls this on Commissioner Gordon in the ''Hulk[=/=]ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' crossover. Gordon seems to inspire this from ''everyone''.

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* StealthHiBye: Dr. Banner actually pulls this on Commissioner Gordon in the ''Hulk[=/=]ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' ''Hulk[=/=]Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover. Gordon seems to inspire this from ''everyone''.



** In at least one encounter with Cap, the star-spangled Avenger himself notes (via InnerMonologue) that, though Cap is thoroughly outclassed in sheer strength, the Hulk still has all the weak spots and vulnerable pressure points inherent in a human body, and Cap is just strong enough to be able to strike those with enough force to affect the Hulk. It should be noted though, Hulk laughed off his attempt. Other much more powerful opponents like Temugin, Valkyrie and Black Bolt have had much better luck doing so .
** Memorably displayed during Marvel's ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' limited series, when the heroes are trapped under ''a mountain range'' with the Hulk (barely) keeping them from being crushed. As the Hulk starts to weaken, Reed Richards begins insulting him for being useless DumbMuscle, which irritates the Hulk to become stronger. Of course, considering that he nowadays ([[RuleOfCool somehow... look he can punch through reality, just go with it]]) holds together collapsing planets even when calm.

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** In at least one encounter with Cap, the star-spangled Avenger himself notes (via InnerMonologue) that, though Cap is thoroughly outclassed in sheer strength, the Hulk still has all the weak spots and vulnerable pressure points inherent in a human body, and Cap is just strong enough to be able to strike those with enough force to affect the Hulk. It should be noted though, Hulk laughed off his attempt. Other much more powerful opponents like Temugin, Valkyrie and Black Bolt have had much better luck doing so .
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** Memorably displayed during Marvel's ''ComicBook/SecretWars'' limited series, when the heroes are trapped under ''a mountain range'' with the Hulk (barely) keeping them from being crushed. As the Hulk starts to weaken, Reed Richards begins insulting him for being useless DumbMuscle, which irritates the Hulk to become stronger. Of course, considering that he nowadays ([[RuleOfCool somehow... look he can punch through reality, just go with it]]) holds together collapsing planets even when calm.calm...



** In a way, the Hulk is this for the other gamma mutants. Hulk is the first, even though he was created by accident. The others (Leader, Abomination, Madman, Ravage, Red Hulk) were created either by recreating that accident or copying his DNA. Some, such as Abomination and Ravage, have higher base-line strength than the Hulk, and most other gamma beings retain their intelligence(though not necessarily their full personality) while transformed, which could be considered improvements, but the Hulk's potential strength and secondary powers, as well as a somewhat intangible quality that makes the Hulk seemingly impossible to permanently cure, has shown that the Hulk, while flawed, is the most powerful gamma being created.

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** In a way, the Hulk is this for the other gamma mutants.mutates. Hulk is the first, even though he was created by accident. The others (Leader, Abomination, Madman, Ravage, Red Hulk) were created either by recreating that accident or copying his DNA. Some, such as Abomination and Ravage, have higher base-line strength than the Hulk, and most other gamma beings retain their intelligence(though not necessarily their full personality) while transformed, which could be considered improvements, but the Hulk's potential strength and secondary powers, as well as a somewhat intangible quality that makes the Hulk seemingly impossible to permanently cure, has shown that the Hulk, while flawed, is the most powerful gamma being created.



** It's hinted in Al Ewing's run that the Hulk may hold a different position vis-a-vis gamma radiation than the mutates who came afterwards, being associated with the idea of the keeper of the gamma door.



** One memorable occasion was in issue 440, when he pushed a 10x stronger than normal, warrior's madness-enhanced, completely berserk/definitely not holding back Thor, towards the ground by using a single arm.

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** One memorable occasion was in issue 440, #440, when he pushed a 10x stronger than normal, warrior's madness-enhanced, completely berserk/definitely not holding back Thor, towards the ground by using a single arm.



* SuperSupremacist: In his more aggressive or villainous forms, Hulk himself is this trope, as the "Banner" portion of his mind is typically portrayed as the side that drives him to save and protect humans. When absent of Banner, Hulk often hates humans (and many other species, such as HumanAliens) and finds them puny and not worth his time. In the BadFuture of ''Future Imperfect'', this mentality eventually led to him becoming The Maestro, a superhuman despot.



* SuperSupremacist: In his more aggressive or villainous forms, Hulk himself is this trope, as the "Banner" portion of his mind is typically portrayed as the side that drives him to save and protect humans. When absent of Banner, Hulk often hates humans (and many other species, such as HumanAliens) and finds them puny and not worth his time. In the BadFuture of ''Future Imperfect'', this mentality eventually led to him becoming The Maestro, a superhuman despot.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Not an absolute version, and he makes exceptions for any thoroughly malevolent EldritchAbomination, OmnicidalManiac, and such, or as a very last option if too many other lives depend on it, but contrary to popular belief (due to that he loves to rumble and smashing inanimate objects), and similarly to ComicBook/SpiderMan, the most heroic Hulk incarnations (including Banner, Savage Hulk, the merged version, and likely the current one), are as close as the Franchise/MarvelUniverse gets, or at the very least far more so than the majority of the heroes. He really, ''really'' hates to kill, and has [[FriendTOAllLivingThings repeatedly gone into a panic or been brought to tears at times when he hasn't been able to save bystanders]]. It takes ridiculous extremes to get him to that point. Lampshaded by his son Skaar who considers him extremely "[[ARealManIsAKiller weak]]" in this respect. Of course, [[TokenEvilTeamMate Joe Fixit]] was the very odd one out in not having that problem, although he seemed to avoid using lethal force during the Dale Keown run/towards the end.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Not an absolute version, and he makes exceptions for any thoroughly malevolent EldritchAbomination, OmnicidalManiac, and such, or as a very last option if too many other lives depend on it, but contrary to popular belief (due to that he loves to rumble and smashing inanimate objects), and similarly to ComicBook/SpiderMan, the most heroic Hulk incarnations (including Banner, Savage Hulk, the merged version, and likely the current one), Green Scar), are as close as the Franchise/MarvelUniverse gets, or at the very least far more so than the majority of the heroes. He really, ''really'' hates to kill, and has [[FriendTOAllLivingThings repeatedly gone into a panic or been brought to tears at times when he hasn't been able to save bystanders]]. It takes ridiculous extremes to get him to that point. Lampshaded by his son Skaar who considers him extremely "[[ARealManIsAKiller weak]]" in this respect. Of course, [[TokenEvilTeamMate Joe Fixit]] was the very odd one out in not having doesn't have that problem, although he seemed to avoid using lethal force during the Dale Keown run/towards the end. The Immortal Hulk likewise doesn't, being more than willing to kill if he feels it deserved.



* TranslationPunctuation: Averted for one word in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' which is focusing on the villains of the story, who are all Soviet agents. The standard < > is in use except for one EstablishingShot of the capital city, which is captioned "Moscova" along with a NoteFromEd saying (paraphrased) "I know we're doing the TranslationConvention thing, but it's ''their'' capital."

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* TranslationPunctuation: Averted for one word in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' which is focusing on the villains of the story, who are all Soviet agents. The standard < > is in use except for one EstablishingShot of the capital city, which is captioned "Moscova" along with a NoteFromEd saying (paraphrased) "I know we're doing the TranslationConvention thing, but it's ''their'' capital."



* UnskilledButStrong: The iconic DumbMuscle Green hulk, to the point he's the page image

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* UnskilledButStrong: The iconic DumbMuscle Green hulk, Hulk, to the point he's the page image image.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Although his friendships with other Marvel heroes comes and goes depending on whose blaming who for what at that point in time, this is as tolerant as he gets with anyone he views as a friend. Rick Jones and Betty Ross/Banner are about the only exceptions.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Although his friendships with other Marvel heroes comes come and goes go depending on whose who's blaming who for what at that point in time, this is as tolerant as he gets with anyone he views as a friend. Rick Jones and Betty Ross/Banner are about the only exceptions.



* WaterSourceTampering: One of the annuals focused on the Leader trying to turn all of Earth into Gamma beings.

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* WaterSourceTampering: One of the annuals focused on the Leader trying to turn all of Earth into Gamma gamma beings.

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* FatBastard: In Annual #14, the villain of the story is St John Hubert, a rich man so morbidly obese he needs crutches to walk. He's been stalking the Hulk and experimenting with gamma mutation in a vain attempt to improve his health. He succeeds in inducing a gamma mutation but just becomes an even ''larger'' blob of man so heavy he dents the hull of the ship he's standing on. He also ends up dying anyway, like the rest of his test subjects.


The Hulk has [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder dissociative identity disorder] due to repressing his emotions and many traumatic memories from the constant childhood beatings and hatred from his father, which combined with the uncontrolled mutation of his biology. Because of the nature of his powers, when he switches his personalities, his physical form also changes with his mental state. The most prominent personalities are:

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The Hulk has [https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder dissociative identity disorder] disorder]] due to repressing his emotions and many traumatic memories from the constant childhood beatings and hatred from his father, which combined with the uncontrolled mutation of his biology. Because of the nature of his powers, when he switches his personalities, his physical form also changes with his mental state. The most prominent personalities are:


The Hulk has a multiple personality disorder due to repressing his emotions and many traumatic memories from the constant childhood beatings and hatred from his father, which combined with the uncontrolled mutation of his biology. Because of the nature of his powers, when he switches his personalities, his physical form also changes with his mental state. The five core personalities are:

* ''Bruce Banner'': The "default" human personality, Bruce is a brilliant and emotionally repressed man with no superpowers, though he keeps himself in shape these days.
* ''Savage Hulk'': The most iconic and recognizable Hulk, he is green, dumb, and (naturally) communicates in HulkSpeak. This personality always wants to be left alone, in the sense of being recurrently viciously attacked without understanding why, but also [[IJustWantToHaveFriends always wants friends]] [[IJustWantToBeLoved and to be loved]], a conflict that fuels many of his adventures. Because [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry he is so quick to anger]] he is often regarded as the most powerful of the core personalities. Generally thought to be Bruce's inner child. Curiously, he is a GentleGiant and TheBerserker simultaneously.
* ''Joe Fixit'': The "Grey Hulk", and supposedly the first Hulk to ever appear. (In terms of Marvel continuity. Originally, this was the result of a coloring error and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness inconsistent characterization),]] but really quite different in displayed personality. Unlike the Savage Hulk, Joe transforms at night, or more rarely when Bruce "lets him out". He has an average intellect, and is particularly known to enjoy luxury, rich food, tailor-made clothes, pleasurable company etc. He is also the most amoral of the main personalities, having worked as a mob enforcer. Lacking the full raw strength of the Savage Hulk but being notably more crafty, he not only relies on his fists, but also employs manipulation and other underhanded tactics to gain an advantage over his enemies. Thought to represent the typical teenager that Bruce never let himself become. His portrayal is generally somewhere between a BoisterousBruiser and a truly amoral being. Not to be confused with MrFixit. Joe is the opposite.
* ''The Merged Hulk'': Originally thought to be a merger of the above three personalities, creating a whole and sane Banner, it turned out this personality was created by Banner's psychologist, Doc Samson, after failing to treat Banner's MPD. This Hulk represents Banner's ideal version of himself, what he wishes he could be. As a result, he has Bruce's intellect, the Savage Hulk's power, and the Grey Hulk's craftiness. Unlike other Hulks though, he loses his strength as he grows angrier. Too angry, and his body reverts back to Banner, while his mind regresses into the Savage Hulk. This is due to a self-imposed psychic fail-safe to ensure that he won't cause damage like he did when he lost control and killed the Leader. He's typically relegated to the role of the GeniusBruiser. He is also perhaps the most handsome of all the Hulks, since he shares Banner's face. Some fans have called this persona "The Professor", but Peter David (who wrote the comic when this characterization first appeared) has asked them to stop using the name. And later, after managing to write the character again, he reversed the aforementioned Retcon, restoring the idea of "Merged Hulk" as a whole and sane Banner.
* ''The Green Scar'': A personality developed during ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' and ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' (see below). Intelligent (although not on the level of Banner), rational and unquestionably the Hulk's strongest physical form. He barely won against the Sentry at full power during ''World War Hulk''. During the ''Heart Of The Monster'' storyline, he was somewhere between this personality and Savage, and became so enraged that he could barely move without causing entire continents to undergo tectonic shifts--a state which Hulk calls the "Worldbreaker". The same storyline also posits that Banner, Savage Hulk and the Green Scar are all simply extreme corners of the same personality, which is very closely in line with RealLife clinical theories about how Dissociative Personality Disorder develops.

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The Hulk has a multiple personality disorder [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder dissociative identity disorder] due to repressing his emotions and many traumatic memories from the constant childhood beatings and hatred from his father, which combined with the uncontrolled mutation of his biology. Because of the nature of his powers, when he switches his personalities, his physical form also changes with his mental state. The five core most prominent personalities are:

* ''Bruce Banner'': '''Bruce Banner''': The "default" human personality, Bruce is a brilliant and emotionally repressed man with no superpowers, though he keeps himself in shape these days.
* ''Savage Hulk'': The '''Savage Hulk''': The most iconic and recognizable Hulk, he is green, dumb, and (naturally) communicates in HulkSpeak. This personality always wants to be left alone, in the sense of being recurrently viciously attacked without understanding why, but also [[IJustWantToHaveFriends always wants friends]] [[IJustWantToBeLoved and to be loved]], a conflict that fuels many of his adventures. Because [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry he is so quick to anger]] he is often regarded as the most powerful of the core personalities. Generally thought to be Bruce's inner child. Curiously, he is a GentleGiant and TheBerserker simultaneously.
* ''Joe Fixit'': '''Joe Fixit''': The "Grey Hulk", and supposedly the first Hulk to ever appear. (In terms of Marvel continuity. Originally, this was the result of a coloring error and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness inconsistent characterization),]] but really quite different in displayed personality. Unlike the Savage Hulk, Joe transforms at night, or more rarely when Bruce "lets him out". He has an average intellect, and is particularly known to enjoy luxury, rich food, tailor-made clothes, pleasurable company etc. He is also the most amoral of the main personalities, having worked as a mob enforcer. Lacking the full raw strength of the Savage Hulk but being notably more crafty, he not only relies on his fists, but also employs manipulation and other underhanded tactics to gain an advantage over his enemies. Thought to represent the typical teenager that Bruce never let himself become. His portrayal is generally somewhere between a BoisterousBruiser and a truly amoral being. Not to be confused with MrFixit. Joe is the opposite.
* ''The Merged Hulk'': Originally thought to be The '''Merged Hulk''' or '''Doc Green''': Variously described as a merger of the above three personalities, creating personalities or a whole and sane Banner, it turned out this personality was created by Banner's psychologist, Doc Samson, after failing to treat Banner's MPD. This Hulk represents representation of Banner's ideal version of himself, what he wishes he could be. As a result, he the Merged Hulk has Bruce's intellect, the Savage Hulk's power, and the Grey Hulk's craftiness. Unlike other Hulks though, he loses his strength as he grows angrier. Too angry, and his body reverts back to Banner, while his mind regresses into the Savage Hulk. This is due to a self-imposed psychic fail-safe to ensure that he won't cause damage like he did when he lost control and killed the Leader. He's typically relegated to the role of the GeniusBruiser. He is also perhaps the most handsome of all the Hulks, since he shares Banner's face. Some fans have called this persona "The Professor", but Peter David (who wrote the comic when this characterization first appeared) has asked them to stop using the name. And later, after managing to write the character again, he reversed the aforementioned Retcon, restoring the idea of "Merged Hulk" as a whole and sane Banner.
face.
* ''The Green Scar'': The '''Green Scar''': A personality developed during ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' and ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' (see below). Intelligent (although not on the level of Banner), rational and unquestionably the Hulk's strongest physical form. He barely won against the Sentry at full power during ''World War Hulk''. During the ''Heart Of The Monster'' storyline, he was somewhere between this personality and Savage, and became so enraged that he could barely move without causing entire continents to undergo tectonic shifts--a state which Hulk calls the "Worldbreaker". "Worldbreaker".
*
The same storyline also posits that Banner, Savage Hulk '''ComicBook/ImmortalHulk''' or '''Devil Hulk''': A cunning, [[TranquilFury cold-blooded]] figure of [[PayEvilUntoEvil brutal vengeance]], attuned to magical thinking and the Green Scar are all simply extreme corners world of the same personality, which is very closely in line gods and demons. Something of a SatanicArchetype, with RealLife clinical theories about how Dissociative Personality Disorder develops.
the potential to be either [[AntiHero accuser]] or [[TheAntiChrist adversary]]; fiercely protective of Banner despite his viciousness. Like the Gray Hulk, [[ArcWords the night is his time]], and he transforms [[ResurrectiveImmortality whether Banner is alive or not]].


* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: The Trope Namer.

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* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: The Trope Namer.TropeNamer.


** Construction girders
** tree trunks
** really big rocks.
** a car as boxing gloves

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** Construction girders
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** tree trunks
Tree trunks;
** really Really big rocks.
rocks;
** a A car as boxing glovesgloves.



** [[ComicBook/XMen Iceman]]: Ice Man... OhWait

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** [[ComicBook/XMen Iceman]]: Ice Man... OhWaitOhWait.



** Examples specific to ''VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3'' take this further

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** Examples specific to ''VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3'' take this furtherfurther:



*** Wolverine: Little Man (also gave him this name in ''WesternAnimation HulkVs'')

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*** Wolverine: Little Man (also gave him this name in ''WesternAnimation HulkVs'')''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'')


* AnimatedAdaptation: The first came in 1966, as part of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''. He's had two TV series dedicated to him (one in the 80's and one in the 90's) both CutShort, though both series retain small but faithful fanbases. Since then, he has had multiple appearances in [=DTVs=] and other Marvel TV series since then, most prominently WesternAnimation/HulkVs, PlanetHulk, and ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: The first came in 1966, as part of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''. He's had two TV series dedicated to him (one in the 80's and one in the 90's) both CutShort, though both series retain small but faithful fanbases. Since then, he has had multiple appearances in [=DTVs=] and other Marvel TV series since then, most prominently WesternAnimation/HulkVs, PlanetHulk, ComicBook/PlanetHulk, and ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.


The two-year-long epic ''PlanetHulk'' by Greg Pak was a major game-changer. A secret superhuman council called ComicBook/TheIlluminati decide to send the Hulk away, to a planet with no sentient life but plenty of plant and animal life. The Hulk is tricked into boarding a spaceship that will automatically travel to, and crash-land on, this place of exile. However, the ship goes off-course, and the planet he lands on is most decidedly ''not'' devoid of sentient life. It is a savage world, where slavery is common: the Hulk is put to work as a gladiator. With this as his jumping-off point, he soon ends up ruling the world, with a group of fellow freaks and exiles at his side and a beautiful warrior woman as his queen. However, this is [[DysfunctionJunction Marvel - and even more so, the Hulk]]: happiness is transitory. Soon after his victory, the ship that brought him to the world self-destructs, killing the Hulk's wife and causing widespread ecological damage that will destroy the planet's ecosystem. Unknown to the Hulk, his unborn son survives (and his wife manages to come back from the dead for a while). The enraged Hulk and his surviving allies prepare another spaceship - intending to return to Earth to destroy the Illuminati. This part of the story is called Planet Hulk, and took place during the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' (conveniently leaving the Hulk out of the registration debate.)

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The two-year-long epic ''PlanetHulk'' ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' by Greg Pak was a major game-changer. A secret superhuman council called ComicBook/TheIlluminati decide to send the Hulk away, to a planet with no sentient life but plenty of plant and animal life. The Hulk is tricked into boarding a spaceship that will automatically travel to, and crash-land on, this place of exile. However, the ship goes off-course, and the planet he lands on is most decidedly ''not'' devoid of sentient life. It is a savage world, where slavery is common: the Hulk is put to work as a gladiator. With this as his jumping-off point, he soon ends up ruling the world, with a group of fellow freaks and exiles at his side and a beautiful warrior woman as his queen. However, this is [[DysfunctionJunction Marvel - and even more so, the Hulk]]: happiness is transitory. Soon after his victory, the ship that brought him to the world self-destructs, killing the Hulk's wife and causing widespread ecological damage that will destroy the planet's ecosystem. Unknown to the Hulk, his unborn son survives (and his wife manages to come back from the dead for a while). The enraged Hulk and his surviving allies prepare another spaceship - intending to return to Earth to destroy the Illuminati. This part of the story is called Planet Hulk, and took place during the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' (conveniently leaving the Hulk out of the registration debate.)



* ImprobableWeaponUser: While his fists serve him perfectly well, the Hulk can and will use any number of handy tools to help him in a fight, like construction girders, tree trunks and really big rocks.
** Not to mention [[CrowningMomentofAwesome using a car as boxing gloves]].

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: While his fists serve him perfectly well, the Hulk can and will use any number of handy tools to help him in a fight, like construction girders, fight:
** Construction girders
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tree trunks and trunks
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really big rocks.
** Not to mention [[CrowningMomentofAwesome using a car as boxing gloves]].gloves



** Averted in ''Peace in our Time'', right before PlanetHulk. Living in the wilderness Banner sports a long beard so Hulk has one as well.
** Indeed, Hulk sported stubble throughout PlanetHulk, and has had a fair bit on and off since then. The merged Hulk would occasionally go unshaven during the nineties, and the Maestro had a full on [[BadassBeard badass]] BeardOfEvil.

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** Averted in ''Peace in our Time'', right before PlanetHulk.''ComicBook/PlanetHulk''. Living in the wilderness Banner sports a long beard so Hulk has one as well.
** Indeed, Hulk sported stubble throughout PlanetHulk, ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'', and has had a fair bit on and off since then. The merged Hulk would occasionally go unshaven during the nineties, and the Maestro had a full on [[BadassBeard badass]] {{Badass|Beard}} BeardOfEvil.



** His third wife, Caiera, started out as an AntiVillain and TheDragon during ''PlanetHulk''.

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** His third wife, Caiera, started out as an AntiVillain and TheDragon during ''PlanetHulk''.''ComicBook/PlanetHulk''.


** In at least one encounter with Cap, the star-spangled Avenger himself notes (via InnerMonologue) that, though Cap is thoroughly outclassed in sheer strength, the Hulk still has all the weak spots and vulnerable pressure points inherent in a human body, and Cap is just strong enough to be able to strike those with enough force to affect the Hulk.

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** In at least one encounter with Cap, the star-spangled Avenger himself notes (via InnerMonologue) that, though Cap is thoroughly outclassed in sheer strength, the Hulk still has all the weak spots and vulnerable pressure points inherent in a human body, and Cap is just strong enough to be able to strike those with enough force to affect the Hulk. It should be noted though, Hulk laughed off his attempt. Other much more powerful opponents like Temugin, Valkyrie and Black Bolt have had much better luck doing so .



* SuperRugPull: This is one of his special moves in any [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes Capcom]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom fighting game]] he's in.

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* SuperRugPull: This is one of his special moves in any [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes Capcom]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom fighting game]] he's in. He actually did that once in a comic to a battalion of tanks.


->"''HULK'' '''''SMASH!'''''"
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->"''HULK'' '''''SMASH!'''''"
-->-- '''Hulk'''
->"''[[CatchPhrase HULK]]'' '''''[[HulkingOut SMASH!]]'''''"
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* TheMostWanted: The Hulk usually becomes the most wanted, especially in his beginnings when he was an uncontrollable monster that only made havok and before he converted into a superhero by joining ComicBook/TheAvengers and other hero groups.


However, Hulk/Banner's deaths never stick... and it turns out there's a reason for that beyond just the HealingFactor. Banner returned in ''ComicBook/AvengersNoSurrender'' with a new dimension to his eternal curse, and a new ongoing spinning out of the event, ''The Immortal Hulk''.

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However, Hulk/Banner's deaths never stick... and it turns out there's a reason for that beyond just the HealingFactor. Banner returned in ''ComicBook/AvengersNoSurrender'' with a new dimension to his eternal curse, and a new ongoing spinning out of the event, ''The Immortal Hulk''.
ComicBook/ImmortalHulk''.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: A running theme in the franchise is how the only forces worse than the Hulk are those who are hunting him and/or the people who wish to exploit his destructive power such as Ross.


Meanwhile, the character had also spawned a very successful [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk TV adaptation]], and later a few [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk movie adaptations]] to which critical reaction has been decidedly mixed.



Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit--it sure doesn't help that his great love Betty is the daughter of the Hulk's premier nemesis, General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross--and writers have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in the iconic incarnation) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.

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Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit--it bit -- it sure doesn't help that his great love Betty is the daughter of the Hulk's premier nemesis, General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross--and Ross -- and writers have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in the iconic incarnation) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.



* Resistance to [[PsychicPowers telepathy]]--like his physical strength, corresponding roughly to his level of rage

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* Resistance to [[PsychicPowers telepathy]]--like telepathy]] -- like his physical strength, corresponding roughly to his level of rage



* Bruce Banner is the premier human expert on radiation - specifically, gamma radiation - in the entire Marvel U, with Reed Richards. Doctor Octopus and even Doctor [[InsufferableGenius freaking]] Doom admitting his superiority in that field. Not a ''power'', as such but still pretty impressive, given that the former discovers new universes regularly and the latter invented ''time travel''. Bruce invented a time machine by accident, back when he was still employed as a weapons designer. One of the places his intelligence is taken advantage of is in the LighterAndSofter ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures'' continuity, where he and Tony Stark are the scientific minds of the Avengers. It has also been emphasized in recent issues of The Incredible Hulk where Banner (temporarily) lost the ability to transform and made up for it with a bag full of gadgets.

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* Bruce Banner is the premier human expert on radiation - specifically, gamma radiation - in the entire Marvel U, with Reed Richards. Doctor Octopus and even Doctor [[InsufferableGenius freaking]] Doom admitting his superiority in that field. Not a ''power'', as such but still pretty impressive, given that the former discovers new universes regularly and the latter invented ''time travel''. Bruce invented a time machine by accident, back when he was still employed as a weapons designer. One of the places his intelligence is taken advantage of is in the LighterAndSofter ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures'' continuity, where he and Tony Stark are the scientific minds of the Avengers. It has also been emphasized in recent issues of The Incredible during Greg Pak's Hulk run where Banner (temporarily) lost the ability to transform and made up for it with a bag full of gadgets.



** The ''Indestructible Hulk'' series uses this as its driving plot point--accepting that the Hulk is just a part of his life, like a chronic condition, Banner is using his newfound time to work as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and develop new technologies.

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** The ''Indestructible Hulk'' series uses this as its driving plot point--accepting point -- accepting that the Hulk is just a part of his life, like a chronic condition, Banner is using his newfound time to work as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and develop new technologies.



One of Marvel's most iconic characters, the Hulk has appeared in a number of adaptations in various media. He is perhaps best remembered for the 70's live-action series ''The Incredible Hulk'', which starred Bill Bixby as Dr. Banner and Creator/LouFerrigno as the Hulk.

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One of Marvel's most iconic characters, the Hulk has appeared in a number of adaptations in various media. He is perhaps best remembered for the 70's live-action series ''The Incredible Hulk'', ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', which starred Bill Bixby as [[AdaptationNameChange Dr. Banner David Banner]] and Creator/LouFerrigno as the Hulk.

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