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  • One of the most famous lines in all of television:
  • Hell, anytime Banner Hulks out and starts kicking ass, especially when the ass he's kicking was threatening/harming him or another character. The Oh, Crap! alone is worth the price of admission.
  • In "747", he manages to land a plane while Hulking out! Also, the transformation took much longer than usual, so that David got some degree of control over it, slowing its pace as long as possible in order to retain intelligence enough to follow the flight controller's instructions.
    • The teen guy who enters the cockpit when the transformation is complete also deserves mention: he's fully calm in Hulk's presence and helps him (by then fully primitive-minded) to activate the brakes and properly stop the plane.
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  • The very first transformation deserves mention here; remember, this was in the 1970s, way before CGI was the norm for filmmaking, and audiences had seen nothing like this on television: Banner, trying to change a tire in a thunderstorm, loses control as the lug wrench keeps slipping from his hands...and then his eyes change color. Lightning flashes, thunder crashes; Jekyll morphs into Hyde and the green beast is unleashed.
  • Li Sung, from the episodes "Antoher Path" and "The Disciple", is an old and blind guy... and a superb martial artist. In his first episode, he kicked the Big Bad's ass by himself. Even the Hulk was just cleaning up after him.
  • Jack Kirby's Creator Cameo as a police sketch artist. His only cameo ever in a Marvel adaptation. This was actually at a time when his relationship with Marvel was strained at best but right before that relationship had completely soured. Stan Lee makes the first of what would be a continuing (to this day) tradition of cameos in Trial of the Incredible Hulk, where he is the jury foreman. For many fans, these are the first glimpses of what these guys looked like in person.

1996 cartoon

  • The season one intro. Especially toward the end, where the Leader's Gamma Warriors and the U.S. military surround the Hulk, and even fighting each other to capture him.
  • The show marks the first time Lou Ferrigno ever voices the Hulk.
  • In "Innocent Blood". Rick Jones faces down Ghost Rider, who wants to attack the Hulk, believing he's a villain.
  • Jen becoming She-Hulk in "Doomed" and proceeding to lay waste to Dr Doom's base and free her cousin from the villain's control.
    • Even before she gets her powers, Jen has a few moments like dunking water on a Doombot to shirt circuit it and destroying another one with the door of the car she and Bruce are fleeing in.
  • Jen, Betty and three super models teaming up to save some hostages from Leader and Gargoyle in "Fashion Warriors".
  • "Down Memory Lane": When Jen (who has been Brought Down to Normal) sees a pillar about to fall on her old high school buddies, she instinctively leaps to their rescue. Sure, she regains her powers at that last moment but the fact that powers or no powers she was still willing to risk her life to save people is awesome in and of itself.
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  • The Green and Gray Hulks teaming up against the alien possessing Bruce's body in "Mind Over Anti-Matter". Dr. Strange and She-Hulk get in on the action too.



  • The fight between the Hulk and three gamma-powered dogs was a brutal mix of brawling and strategy:
    • The way he puts one of the dogs down is priceless: grab it by the back leg, hold it upside-down and spread-eagle, and Hulk Punch it right in the gamma-nads. This might be in response to being on the receiving end from another one before.
    • Another dog bites the Hulk's left deltoid and latches on; when Hulk can't pry it loose with his hands, he flexes until the muscle (still in the dog's mouth) grows large enough to break its jaw.
  • Bruce refusing to transform and throttles his anger while being attacked by Talbot and being shocked by a cattle prod, knowing what they intend to do, and tells Talbot that he will never allow Talbot and his Mad Scientist group get what they want.
  • The Epic Fail of the syringes failing to penetrate Hulk's skin:
  • The Hulk's escape from containment after Banner is captured. Adaptive genetics make him immune to gas, bullets bounce off skin tougher than Kevlar, and he has a healing factor Wolverine would be proud of.
  • The film seems to do everything to make Talbot's abuse as satisfying as possible, from getting his ass thrown around by Hulk to his hilariously Narmy freeze-frame death.
  • The Hulk's rampage after breaking free from the military base.
  • The Hulk battling the tanks. He rips the top off of one and uses it as a club before advancing on another tank with an expression that just screams "beatdown time". Instead of tearing them apart, he walks right up to them, then slams it into the ground and roars, at which point the soldiers duck into the tank in fear. He flips another tank over, and then grabs it by the cannon and hammer tosses it into the distance.
  • The Hulk's ability to leap miles at a time and run over one hundred miles an hour comes in handy when outrunning hunter helicopters and slapping aside missiles.
  • The Hulk catches a missile, effortlessly holds it while the rocket is still firing, removes the warhead with his teeth, and then spits it at one of the helicopters.
  • The entire fight with the Absorbing Man, which his sheer power is shown in a display of stunning imagery, turning into a an electrical energy being ala Zzzax and merging witha thunderstorm, turning into a rocklike creature and becoming part of a moutain a mountain, and finally, and surprisingly, his most powerful form: water. He becomes completely immune to the Hulk's physical attacks and nearly kills him.
  • Three small words: "TAKE IT ALL!"
  • Hulk saving a soldier's jet from crashing into the San Francisco bridge, sparing the drivers on the bridge as well - proving that despite his destructive tendencies, the Hulk is still a hero.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

  • The second trailer shows in parts but very clearly why you shouldn't piss Banner off enough to let out the Hulk:
    • First, he bursts out of building and shatters the pillars in his way.
    • By throwing large hunks of sharp metals, he takes out a gunship and splits a Humvee in half.
    • The quiet scene of Betty and Hulk sitting together is partly this and partly CMOH.
  • Several during the battle with the Abomination. Such as when the Hulk saves Betty from the exploding helicopter by clapping his hands together. The force of that clap sent a blast of air which blew the flames away from the survivors.
  • Police Car Gauntlets!
  • The Abomination being one of the few to have the honor of handing the Hulk his ass. Also, catching a rocket that was shot at him without even looking, then smashing against his chest just to show how tough he is.
  • "Hulk! SMASH!" Followed immediately by the Hulk ripping Abomination's elbow bone out and stabbing him with it.
    • Also a subtle one for Abomination as well, since he kept fighting with a broken arm. Even with a Healing Factor, that takes time to heal.
    • When the Abomination was swinging the chain around like a hammer, and the Hulk stopped to cause a crack to open underneath him is totally awesome. It showed how the Hulk has won many times by out-thinking his opponents.
  • The Abomination has one in the final fight too. After taking an insane amount of punishment from the Hulk, including the aforementioned police car gauntlets, he spits out a tooth, and all he has to say is, "Is that all you got?"
    • Just as the time before, that certainly was not all Hulk had. He proceeds to break every bone in Blonsky's body and nearly strangles him to death with his own chain.
  • Doc Samson giving General Ross a well-deserved verbal smackdown.
    You know, it's a point of professional pride for me that I can tell when somebody's lying. And you are... I used to wonder why she never talked about you... Now I know.
  • One of the very last scenes of the movie, where Bruce is meditating in a cabin in the woods, then he opens his eyes revealing the bright green of the Hulk. Combined with his knowing smirk shows that he is now in complete control.
  • The Hulk thrust-kicking a bragging Blonsky across an entire city park and into a tree, breaking all of Blonsky's bones. If not for the previously-administered Super Soldier serum, Blonsky would have died.
  • Despite being a villain, you had to be impressed by Blonsky in the park after he took the Super Serum. Sprinting far faster than soldiers years younger is cool enough, but he took on a very pissed Hulk with just a pistol and HELD HIS OWN! This is a guy who is barely superhuman.
  • Bruce showing off his aikido skills against the bullies who harassed Martina, both at the factory and when they get in his way while running from the military. It was made pretty clear if not for the fear of his pulse increasing and them outnumbering him, he would have kicked their ass one-on-one.

Alternative Title(s): Hulk


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