Red, Red man, Rulk
Red Hulk's true identity is only known to a select few
Place of Birth
Hulk #1 (2008)
Commander Hill and Iron Man returned with She-Hulk to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and it was there that Hill showed her colleagues a replica of the gun apparently stolen from the installation – again another mystery as to how it was smuggled out from under everyone’s notice. The debate didn’t go on for long because it became very apparent that there was an intruder on board the massive aircraft. The Red Hulk snatched the She-Hulk through a wall and beat her within seconds of her abduction. During their battle the Red Hulk threatened he could kill her any time he wanted, and She-Hulk believed him. He choked her out and deposited her back in the room where he initially grabbed her. Then it was Iron Man's turn. He immediately went in search of the monster only to find that Samson had gone missing, Ross was injured, and he would be no match for the Red Hulk either. The behemoth damaged Iron Man's armor and completely wrecked the helicarrier, and if it wasn't for a speedy recovery by the She-Hulk, Tony Stark would have fallen to his death as well. The Red Hulk escaped and soon crossed paths with Rick Jones, who somehow acquired powers that triggered a startling transformation into a creature calling itself A-Bomb.After the crash, General Ross, Agent Clay Quartermain, and Samson were all not accounted for. Footage of the meeting between, Ross and Banner at gamma Base had been discovered and reviewed, and a mystery message relayed to Ross by Banner left Stark even more curious. In the meantime, a furious battle was taking place between Uatu the Watcher came to see the events, before the Red Hulk punched him out. The Hulk soon found out that the Red Hulk was unlike any foe he's ever faced before – more brutal, superb fighting skill and not easily intimidated. As their brawl was in full swing, Iron Man and Maria Hill found the remains of Clay Quartermain, and a jacket, belonging to Samson, that was ripped and saturated with gamma radiation, making Doc Samson their first suspect as to who the Red Hulk's identity really is. Red Hulk went on to break the Hulk’s arm, threaten him at gunpoint, and drop him in the water underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
The titanic clash gained the attention of the God of thunder, Thor, and the Red Hulk swore the Asgardian would not defeat him. Thor gravely underestimated this new incarnation of the Hulk, and was beaten badly when the Red Hulk grabbed Mjolnir and jumped into orbit around the Earth. In zero gravity, the Red Hulk was able to lift Thor's hammer and thrash Thor with it. Then the Red Hulk used Mjolnir to travel to the moon, and he left Thor defeated and stranded in a desolate area. Red Hulk used his powerful leg muscles to jump back to Earth and was surprised he survived the landing, but he wasn't as surprised to see a seething Hulk back for more. Again, Hulk found himself on the losing end until Thor returned ready to teach the monster a lesson. Thor fought the Red Hulk to a stand-still, and just as he was about to deliver the final blow, the Hulk snatched victory from Thor's grasp. Hulk needed to win this battle, and A-Bomb – who also mysteriously found the Hulk – convinced Thor of this as well. Hulk figured out Red Hulk's condition of the angrier he gets, the hotter he gets, and Hulk let his opponent strike him repeatedly until the heat became to intense for the Red Hulk. Unsure of what was happening to him, the Red Hulk became unbalanced, and Hulk was able to finish him off quickly. Satisfied, the Hulk left as A-Bomb transformed back to Rick, and before Rick could yell out the true identity of the red beast, he was shot in the back by Doc Samson. Samson dragged Rick away as General Ross berated the defeated Red Hulk, telling him how Ross gave the means to destroy the Hulk and he blew it. Ross also told his monster that he was on his own now because he failed.
The She-Hulk, still angry over the beating the Red Hulk gave her, called in a few friends to help dish out some payback. Two powerhouses in Valkyrie and Thundra answered her call. The mission was to find and take down the Red Hulk in hopes of determining who he really is. The trio found him on Mount Rushmore, but even with their combined strength, the Red Hulk proved to be more than a match for them. The three female gladiators almost succeeded in their task, but the Red Hulk simply would not give in. However, once reinforcements showed up in the form of Invisible Woman, Black Widow, Tigra, Spider-Woman, Storm and Hellcat, the odds suddenly turned against the massive red devil. The Red Hulk would not be stopped as he tossed around the Lady Liberators like rag dolls, but it wasn't until She-Hulk built up a rage so fierce that her next assault staggered the monster. The rest of the women followed suit, and it seemed as if victory was theirs. The Red Hulk was down and bound in chains as they waited for him to revert back to his civilian identity, and only Thundra wanted to slay the beast. However, the Red Hulk was merely playing with the Liberators, and he broke free of his chains, kidnapped Thundra and offered to recruit her because of her warrior nature. The proposition remains unrevealed at this time – as does Thundra’s answer – but the Red Hulk went on his way, most likely to further along whatever plan he has devised, his identity still a mystery.Soon after, one of the Elders of the Universe, the Collector, came to the Red Hulk with a proposition. Grandmaster, in a cosmic game of life or death. Red Hulk readily agreed and chose Tiger Shark, Baron Mordo and Terrax, dubbing them the Offenders. The fiendish foursome discovered their foes would be their heroic counterparts of the original Defenders, and they were all too eager to destroy them. Once paired off, Grandmaster and the Collector felt the combatants were too evenly matched, so they decided to add a new element to the game. However, before the new addition could be added the Hulks' underwater arena, Red Hulk killed Hulk when he impaled him on the end of a trident. The Red Hulk's win went to his head and he presumed he could give orders to the two Elders responsible for the game. At their behest, Red Hulk was inserted back into the game where he proceeded to murder each of his teammates, starting with Terrax, and after he absorbed the Silver Surfer's Power Cosmic, Red Hulk was able to murder Dormammu and challenge Galactus as well. Galactus would have nothing to do with Red Hulk's insolence and took the cosmic energy inside him away, expelling him back to the Elders with a warning. The Grandmaster had enough of the Red Hulk and resurrected the Defenders to deal with him. He also undid the damage to the other Offenders, but he was too late to save himself. Red Hulk viciously attacked him until the Hulk stopped him and punched him through a mountain face. The Collector claimed the Grandmaster was dead, and he refused to honor the deal to restore the soul mates of the Defenders. Each hero was returned to their respective place in the time stream and Hulk was left distraught over his still dead love, Jarella. Red Hulk was happy the Hulk wasn't dead because he said he left the Hulk in the same state he was left in – with a broken heart.
Sometime after the Offenders/Defenders conflict, She-Hulk enlisted the help of Ben Urich to discern the true identity of the Red Hulk. Urich brought along a photographer and She-Hulk brought Doc Samson to infiltrate an A.I.M. base - posing as a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility - to discover the truth behind the mystery. Samson revealed to all how A.I.M's leader, M.O.D.O.K., was experimenting on gamma-powered individuals, with the help of General Ross, to make gamma-powered super soldiers. The satellite used to bring Hulk down during World War Hulk was under M.O.D.O.K.'s influence, and he interfaced with Banner's irradiated cells. Using this information, M.O.D.O.K. is responsible for the creation of the Red Hulk, Rick Jones' transformation into A-Bomb, and the evil split personality of Doc Samson which gave away the group's position. A fight broke out between Samson and She-Hulk, leaving Urich to fend for himself against the Red Hulk. Luckily for him, the photographer who accompanied Urich doubles as the amazing Spider-Man, and Spider-Man tangled with the red giant until a captive Banner changed into his alter-ego, the Hulk. The two Hulks clashed, but Red Hulk used his radiation absorption abilities to steal the gamma energy from inside the Hulk, making him unable to turn into the Hulk ever again. Because of the brawl, the A.I.M. base was destroyed, but Red Hulk wasn't about to let Urich tell anything he saw that day. He threatened the reporter if one word saw print, he would kill everyone at Urich's newspaper - Front Line - in one murderous rampage.
Then, following the orders of his superiors, Red Hulk went to a place of their choosing but was spied upon by Domino. Fearing she uncovered his secret identity, Red Hulk gave pursuit but lost her when a roof collapsed under his feet. His was given names of other operatives and force to form a team in order to secure Domino, making sure she would tell no one what she saw. His team, secretly named Code Red, found their target, but Domino was not without friends of her own. X-Force was on hand, and they weren't going to let Domino be captured. A furious battle between both teams, and a surprise appearance of a Red She-Hulk, ended up in a deadly betrayal by Samson – severing ties with his former employers, the Intelligencia. Red Hulk discovered his true identity was exposed just to show him he wasn't as untouchable as he believed. The specific members of his team were chosen because they would ensure his identity would be spread around should Domino have talked. Red Hulk had a new war to fight, but only he knew what his next move would be.Red Hulk made an apparent meeting with General Ross that concluded with the general's death when he showed up in the Redeemer armor, intending to kill the red giant. After the memorial service, Red Hulk met with his new ally who appeared to have orchestrated Ross' death all along, Bruce Banner. However, when the new Frightful Four attacked the Fantastic Four in the Baxter Building, Red Hulk came to their rescue. He managed to save everyone inside even though Mister Fantastic was kidnapped.