The Cosmos Automation
No dual identity
Place of Birth
created by Galactus
Eternals #14 (1977)
Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk #1 (2010)
Cosmic Hulk possessed strength, speed, endurance, agility and durability on superhuman levels, the extent of which is unknown at this time. It is entirely possible his powers increased with the amount of cosmic radiation he absorbed. Cosmic Hulk could project powerful beams of energy from his eyes and was capable of flight. Cosmic Hulk presumably had a self repair function as well.One flaw in the Cosmos Automation design is, even though it is a highly sophisticated computer program, it is still merely a computer program and can be manipulated by any smart enough to override its original programming.
Originally created to serve only one master – Galactus – the Cosmos Automation would travel the universe searching for adequate planets for its master to devour. Upon reaching a desirable world, it would seek out a body able to properly contain it before preparing that world for Galactus' arrival. The Cosmos Automation was designed to break down a planet's defenses so its global absorption would be an easy task. Many worlds were able to manipulate the programming of this artificial life form – some even sending it against its creator, slowing his feeding considerably – and Galactus abandoned the program after thirty millennia. It was at that time he began to choose heralds to perform the same function.
When the Leader gathered a group of evil geniuses together to form the Intelligencia, they infiltrated Olympia in search of the Library of Alexandria. Once inside, they not only took the intellectual knowledge they found, but some armaments as well – Cosmic Hulk included. Finally, after months of reprogramming, the Intelligencia had a powerful Hulk construct ready to serve their fiendish desires.Red Hulk, a former ally of the Intelligencia, infiltrated one of their secret bases in search of a reported doomsday device. He was followed by A-Bomb, who didn't trust Red Hulk enough to let him out of his sight. What they couldn't know was Cosmic Hulk was the ticking time bomb that would give their enemies the edge they needed. Frozen like a statue in the center of the room, Cosmic Hulk stood next to a pedestal holding a golden disk. A-Bomb was smart enough to realize it was a data disk and began to hear the origins of the impostor Hulk. His massive red colleague wasn't in the mood for a history lesson and smashed the pedestal, but his impetuousness would prove to be his undoing. Inching a little too close to the automation, Red Hulk unwittingly brought Cosmic Hulk to life when the robot absorbed some of the radiation flowing through Red Hulk's body. The mechanism immediately grabbed him to siphon off more power, and tossed Red Hulk aside like he was nothing. Red Hulk and A-Bomb charged Cosmic Hulk, but for all their strength and power, they were ineffective in dealing with the creature. Cosmic Hulk soundly defeated both opponents before proceeding to his next target. Soon after the robot Hulk's departure, the Leader and M.O.D.O.K. informed Red Hulk he played right into their hands. Without his energies, Cosmic Hulk would have never been activated.
The automation was present on the Hellcarrier when Red Hulk had plans of shutting down the Intelligencia's operation. After the Gammadroid and M.O.D.O.K. softened the red behemoth up, Cosmic Hulk finished the job and put him down for the count - enabling the Intelligencia to redirect much of the Red Hulk's energy to create an army of Hulks.
Somehow the Cosmic Hulk wound up in a facility for experimental weapons owned by the U.S. government. A missile designed to interact with cosmic particles went haywire and the robot absorbed some of its energy, becoming active and incredibly violent. The task of shutting it down again was placed on the capable shoulders of the newly resurrected Glenn Talbot – actually a Life Model Decoy controlled by the Leader - who managed to get close enough to insert a Ram neural processor into its mouth to achieve victory. The government's intentions were to field test the robot against new technology and apply what they learn to the real Hulk.