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** This is (sort of) explained in a throwaway line in ''Film/TheAvengers'', after Banner confesses that he tried to shoot himself in the head, but "the other guy" spit the bullet out. Maybe the Hulk actively prevents Bruce from being killed.

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** This is (sort of) explained in a throwaway line in ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', after Banner confesses that he tried to shoot himself in the head, but "the other guy" spit the bullet out. Maybe the Hulk actively prevents Bruce from being killed.


** Her death wasn't the result of [[WhatTheHellHero his so-called "friends" on Earth betraying him.]]

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** Her death wasn't the result of [[WhatTheHellHero his so-called "friends" on Earth betraying him.]]]]
** The Green Scar persona was really more a throwback to the Hulk's original persona back before he became dumb muscle. That being said, it could be seen more as an example of the Hulk's adaptability; in the same way he can adapt to breath underwater or on Venus, his personality adapted into one that allowed him to survive on a savage, brutal world like Sakaar. Now, if you're wondering why Betty's death didn't trigger him going World Breaker - which is separate but related to the Green Scar persona - well the actual answer is that the World Breaker hadn't been conceived of yet and wouldn't be for over a decade, by a completely different writer from the one who wrote Betty's death. If you want an actual justification, playing off what the above troper said, World Breaker was a result of cumulative trauma; Death of his wife, his unborn children, the betrayal of his friend, the murder of another friend by the friend who betrayed him, the realization that everything he had done in the past twenty four hours - including brutalizing innocent people, family, and friends - had been for nothing. Betty's death was traumatic, but the events of Planet Hulk and World War Hulk were certainly more-so.

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** I vaguely - very, very vaguely - recall one of thoes discovery/history channel "The Science of Superheroes/Comicbooks" shows from quite a few years ago(I believe it was right around when Ang Lee's ''Hulk'' was coming out, though it might have been later) that it was mentioned that gamma radiation was so powerful that it could even create(I imagine this was someone mispeaking when they meant transform into) matter, which is what accounted for Banner's expansion of size. Of course, the actual science of that show was very, very soft and again, this is going off a ten+ year old memory, so I'm probably doing it a disservice, but given that the Marvel Universe obviously doesn't conform to real world laws of physics, it's as good a handwave as any.


In Peter Davids run, When Banner first reemerges after Hulk has been Mr Fixit for three months, Banner reads of the Gamma bomb detonation in Middletown and begins to have a panic attack, and is very scared he will change if he is upset taking loads of sleeping pills to counteract it, so yeah.

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In **In Peter Davids run, When Banner first reemerges after Hulk has been Mr Fixit for three months, Banner reads of the Gamma bomb detonation in Middletown and begins to have a panic attack, and is very scared he will change if he is upset taking loads of sleeping pills to counteract it, so yeah.
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**Also, it's stated the reason Brian Banner thought Bruce was a monster is because Brian was in an accident at work involving radiation not long before Rebecca Banner got pregnant, and he never believed it when the doctors said baby Bruce was fine. (From Hulk #312.)
***Also, Brian believed he himself had the "Banner monster" gene, and that he passed it onto Bruce. The "monster gene" is, according to Brian, why he's abusive. Bruce Banner (senior) had it and was abusive to his wife and three children: Elaine, Susan, and Brian; and Brian had it, so Brian reasoned the Bruce would have it too.

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***This troper is correct. Banner told his assistant, Ivan, to stop the countdown, but Ivan was actually a Soviet spy that was sent to steal his research, Ivan figured it be easier to break into Banner's safe with Banner dead. So he didn't stop the countdown.

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***To quote the being himself in many different types of media "Hulk is Hulk."

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*** Worst case, you might end up managing to ''only'' kill Banner, leaving a potentially brain-damaged and now ''completely'' out of control Hulk behind...


* Why didn't the death of Betty Ross trigger the creation of the Green Scar persona?

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* Why didn't the death of Betty Ross trigger the creation of the Green Scar persona?persona?
** Her death wasn't the result of [[WhatTheHellHero his so-called "friends" on Earth betraying him.]]


** He's always been more or less an unofficial official member. He helps out on occasion when they have common enemies, but he's never gotten over the fact that they don't trust him due to the first brainwashing freakout via Loki.

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** He's always been more or less an unofficial official member. He helps out on occasion when they have common enemies, but he's never gotten over the fact that they don't trust him due to the first brainwashing freakout via Loki.Loki.
* Why didn't the death of Betty Ross trigger the creation of the Green Scar persona?


** Because for the most part, they don't want to kill Banner, they want to capture him so they can harness his power.

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** *** Because for the most part, they don't want to kill Banner, they want to capture him so they can harness his power.power.
*** And because unless you hit him in the 'apricot' (the 100%-dead-right-away-point in the brain), he will still have a tiny moment to react before he dies. This might be enough for The Hulk to emerge, which will cause severe collateral damage. Granted, General Ross normally does not care, but it could be a reason. It's simply too risky.


** While he didn't meet the Hulk in the storyline that comes to mind, he did meet the RedHulk, and tried to attack him with a knife. I'm going to repeat that. [[TooDumbToLive He attacked a Hulk with a knife.]] Such an act of supreme stupidity leads me to believe he's either never met the Hulk or that if he has, the meeting resulted in such extreme brain damage that he lost all memory of the encounter.

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** While he didn't meet the Hulk in the storyline that comes to mind, he did meet the RedHulk, ComicBook/RedHulk, and tried to attack him with a knife. I'm going to repeat that. [[TooDumbToLive He attacked a Hulk with a knife.]] Such an act of supreme stupidity leads me to believe he's either never met the Hulk or that if he has, the meeting resulted in such extreme brain damage that he lost all memory of the encounter.


* Has the Hulk ever rejoined the Avengers (or even been offered) since he first quit in issue #2? Seems kinda sad that he quit after he finally found a home.

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* Has the Hulk ever rejoined the Avengers (or even been offered) since he first quit in issue #2? Seems kinda sad that he quit after he finally found a home.home.
** He's always been more or less an unofficial official member. He helps out on occasion when they have common enemies, but he's never gotten over the fact that they don't trust him due to the first brainwashing freakout via Loki.


** The creators themselves were asked this, and they just simply [[HandWave handwaved]] the issue by pointing out that his eyebrows likewise dissapear when he turns. I think the idea was that his facial hair burns off when he transforms, although how they manage to grow back instantenously and why he still has hair on his head doesn't seem to garner any explanation.

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** The creators themselves were asked this, and they just simply [[HandWave handwaved]] the issue by pointing out that his eyebrows likewise dissapear when he turns. I think the idea was that his facial hair burns off when he transforms, although how they manage to grow back instantenously and why he still has hair on his head doesn't seem to garner any explanation.explanation.
* Has the Hulk ever rejoined the Avengers (or even been offered) since he first quit in issue #2? Seems kinda sad that he quit after he finally found a home.

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** They team up during Jason Aaron's run on the Hulk, for all of one issue, where they take down a cartel of drug-dealing dog-men south of the boarder.

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** There was a storyline a few years ago (Tempest Fugit, issues 77-81, written by Peter David) that revealed that Hulk was Banner's imaginary friend when he was a child. Banner's aunt (who raised him) believed it to be gone, but the flashbacks in the story show Banner talking to Hulk while in high school. At one point, Hulk took over Banner's body and tried to set up an explosion to destroy the school, but Banner stopped him in time and it was revealed that the bomb never worked because of an error in calculation. In the end, it is revealed that General Ross recruited Banner because he was impressed by the bomb.

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