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Talk:Hulk (Bruce Banner)

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Don't get me wrong, I am very flattered that I have received credit as a contributer to this article. But all I did was add "Morris Walters" and "Elaine Banner Walters" to the list of relatives. Somebody else wrote the main article and I do not see his credit listed anywhere...

P.S. In the original Savage She-Hulk book, Jen's mother was listed twice as "Ann." But since she has been referenced since as "Elaine" (maybe starting in Byrne's book?), it's only fair to list that as the correct name. Sort of like Jen going to UCLA law school when originally she graduated from Harvard. --Eddie Cunningham 20:07, 24 April 2006 (EDT)

This often happens for some reason. sononsj 20:08, 24 April 2006 (EDT)

Well, they managed to find a way to put my name back amongst the contributers for the Crystal article, so I'm sure there is a way to give the original author the credit they deserve. Now if only I can remember who they are...--eddiejc1 20:48, 24 April 2006 (EDT)

There is a bug in the system. It removes contributors for some reason and there is no specific reason why it is done. You could do a small edit or a major edit and it could remain or be removed and the last person that edited becomes the only name listed. --DragynWulf 23:11, 8 June 2007 (EDT) (Moderator)


There are, like, six different Hulk personalities, and this article doesn't really give that a real spotlight. Should I make another bio for the other Hulks, or does that all really fall into the Hulk (Bruce Banner) article? Spidey:Weapon X 16:08, 16 May 2006 (EDT)

Unless it's an alternate reality Hulk (i.e. Maestro), it's all the same guy, and the same profile. --MikeFichera 16:17, 16 May 2006 (EDT)

Who is Maestro, and what universe is he from?--abcdefghijklmno 18:52, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

Can someone tell me who the Devil Hulk is hes hulks dark side of supressed anger if u have tha game u know wat i mean-User:tarhaun

Weight & Height

I thought that the angrier Hulk got, the heavier/taller he got. So shouldn't his weight/height be listed as "variable"? sononsj 19:48, 16 May 2006 (EDT)


So? If anything, that supports what I said. sononsj 17:32, 17 June 2006 (EDT)

I don't think so. Unless I'm mistaken, that was only in the movie. In the Planet Hulk prelude, Hulk was getting angrier but remained the same size as the other guy who was matching his size was becoming huge. I don't think so, but then, I'm not the authority.--Spidey:Weapon X 13:42, 18 June 2006 (EDT)

Does anyone think he's a little over weight? Sulfur 20:46, 24 2006 (EDT) well that was fun writing that stuff...weeeee (sarcasticalymundo)

Yeah, I'd say he's a little overweight... but I'm not going to be the one to tell him! ;-) --Lonesome Pinky 06:12, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

id rather tell kingpin that hes overweight but then again hulk cant understand full sentences sometimes so.....02:11, 11 August 2006 (EDT)02:11, 11 August 2006 (EDT)spiderman12901

7 foot 8 as green hulk? Depending on which artist is drawing I'd say hulk averages at around 10 foot. Were not talking Lou Ferringo here were talking about the "incredible' hulk. In the Ultimate Wolverine VS Hulk he must have been around 15 feet tall.

Yeah, but that's Ultimate Hulk. Maybe the regular Hulk is shorter. Besides, his hight varies by artist. VenomHulk

The listed height and weight is indeed correct as shown in Offical Handbook of the Marvel Universe entry. --DragynWulf 23:11, 8 June 2007 (EDT) (Moderator)

Ok, but what about since the end of Planet Hulk? His stats must have changed since then. He definitely got bigger and stronger. Beacuse of that nuclear explotion, alot of Hulk's official stats needs to be brought up to date. VenomHulk

Also, I have a Marvel Spider-Man encylopedia and the Hulk is listed there. It says that the his intelligence is next to first, his speed is next to last, his endurance and strength is top, his fighting skills are at a four, and that he has no energy projection. What's up? VenomHulk Hello My name is venomspider123 and here what I've did


Marvel Universe

Real Name
Robert Bruce Banner

Annihilator, Captain Universe, Joe Fixit, Mr. Fixit, Mechano, Professor, War, Bruce Bancroft, David Banner, David Bixby, Bob Danner, Bruce Jones, Bruce Roberts, David Blaine, the Green Scar, Green Goliath, Jade Giant, Bob

Publicly known


Place of Birth
Dayton, Ohio

First Appearance
Incredible Hulk #1 (1962)

Incredible Hulk #1 (1962)

Supervising the trial of an experimental gamma bomb for the U.S. Defense Department at a nuclear research facility in New Mexico, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner selflessly rushed to the rescue of an ignorant teenager who had wandered onto the testing field as the countdown ticked inexorably toward zero. After shoving young Rick Jones to safety in a nearby ditch, Banner was struck full-force by the bomb blast. He survived, but was irradiated by the deadly gamma energy.

At first, Banner would transform into the brutish gray Hulk only at sunset, and revert to human form at dawn. Eventually, his changes into the childlike green Hulk came to be triggered by the release of adrenaline when he was intensely excited, no matter what time of day. The green Hulk possesses little of Banner's memory and intelligence, and is easily enraged; making him a menace to society.

Since Banner's initial transformation into the Hulk, military forces commanded by the implacable General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross; father of his late wife, Betty -- have hunted him continually.

For a short time, Banner successfully treated his condition with radiation and was able to maintain enough of his own personality when he became the Hulk to control himself in that form. Subsequently, he helped found the Avengers and even received a presidential pardon. Ultimately, however, the Hulk reverted into a brutish menace.

Gamma-powered psychiatrist Leonard "Doc" Samson captured the Hulk and successfully separated Banner and his alter ego. Without Banner's psyche to restrain him, the Hulk became a greater danger than ever before. Realizing there was only one way to reign in the Hulk, Banner agreed to merge with the monster. But the stress of the re-integration fractured Banner's subconscious, creating the street-smart gray Hulk. During this time, he spent several years in Las Vegas, sometimes operating as an enforcer calling himself Mr. Fixit (or "Joe Fixit.") The smart-mouth Fixit was an ill-tempered, wise-cracking, thuggish brute whose personality resembled that of his father and the fraternity boys who surrounded him in college. It was also at this time that Joe Fixit began his a short-lived relationship with the future wife of Rick Jones, Marlo Chandler. In this state of the Hulk, Banner again found himself changing into the Hulk at night and into his human form in the light of the day.

Soon after, the swirling mess of persona and mentalities took their toll on the ever-flustered mind of Dr. Banner, and a battle for supremacy and control took place in Banner's subconscious. With assistance by the Ringmaster and his hypnotic abilities, Doc Samson tapped into the subconscious of Banner and reached his separate incarnations. Through this hypnosis, Banner, the green Hulk, and the grey Fixit all aligned to face their true inner demons-- Banner's unresolved issues with his abusive father and the murderer of his mother. With this realization, Banner was able to fuse these mentalities together, finding peace of mind. However, a green but intelligent version of the Hulk emerged. He had the mentality of Dr. Banner but the body and abilities of the Hulk.

It was during this time Banner became involved with a group called the Pantheon, a group determined to end war, famine and pestilence on the Earth. His exploits with the team ranged from pretending to be gangsters in Las Vegas, taking down individuals like the enigmatic Mr. Frost, to renewing old grudges with powerful foes such as Madman and forming new enemies as the amphibious android, Piecemeal, to battling enemies from beyond the stars. However, once it was discovered the immortal founder of the group betrayed them to an alien race called the Troyjans, the Pantheon became a thing of the past and Hulk was on his own once again.

Unfortunately Dr. Banner soon realized that he must once again keep his temper in check, as if he let his rage loose, the mentality of the savage green Hulk would soon take over, albeit in the form of Banner's human body. Without the strength of the Hulk and filled with the Green Goliath's rage and belief of his old abilities, he proved to be a great danger to himself. This was, however, not to last. During the assault of the being known as Onslaught, the Hulk asked Jean Grey to let the green Hulk loose from its mental prison in order to use his maximum potential and abilities to defeat the menace. In a strange twist, Banner became divided. The Banner physically went away to a parallel world created upon Onslaught's defeat, where he once again became the savage green Hulk. Remaining on Earth, was a cold, somewhat unfeeling but intelligible version of the jade monster. This version of the Hulk also found himself allied with Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), who made Hulk into one of his Four Horsemen.

This surly version of the Hulk remained in this state, never changing until much later when the consciousness of Banner was awakened from a personal hell where he was trapped in his own subconscious and haunted by his memories of his father, his future self (the Maestro), the Leader, and his past Banner and Hulk incarnations. Banner's freedom and escape from this subconscious hell was only achieved through self-realization and the understanding that his true strength came from within, proving his redemption from his fears. Upon this realization, Banner was guided to consciousness though the visage of his true love, Betty.

Though never a team player, the Hulk joined forces with the Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, and Namor, the Atlantean Sub-Mariner, to defeat the techno-wizard Yandroth and his ultimate computer, the Omegatron. Thereafter, this loose-knit band of Defenders would unite periodically to oppose threats to humanity. The original Defenders reluctantly re-formed when Yandroth surfaced again to menace the world. Though the heroes defeated his plan, Yandroth used his sorcery to levy a deathbed curse upon their heads, binding them to come together in times of crisis.

After the events of the M-Day, Banner sought refuge and peace in Alaska, where he lived as a hermit loosely connected to the town community. He was eventually tracked down by Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D., who required his help in defeating the Hydra space weapon called the Godseye which could detonate all the nuclear bombs in the world. Sent up as the Hulk, he discovered that the Godseye was actually a rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. weapon that could match the strength of any enemy. In the ensuing battle, the Godseye found that though it could try, it could not match the increasing power of the Hulk, and it exploded.

A S.H.I.E.L.D. commissioned space shuttle was sent to retrieve the Hulk, or so he believed. Seizing the opportunity to be rid of the Hulk, a group of superheroes known as the Illuminati decided to jettison the shuttle into space, to a planet with no intelligent life forms. Unfortunately, there was a navigation error, and the Hulk landed on Planet Sakaar, a planet full of barbarian tribes, gladiator battles and ruled over by a corrupt empire. The planet was situated near a portal, which gave it access to several different cultures and technologies. Weakened by his travel, Hulk was taken captive and sold into slavery and sent to the Great Arena to die in the games. After overcoming the first challenge set before him, Hulk was given the opportunity to be pardoned by the Red King, but instead he chose to attack him and was knocked out by the Red King when he became distracted. The Hulk soon joined several others in a group that would have to learn to fight together and, in result, they became Warbound. The Hulk and his team of misfit warriors overcame the challenges set before them and became known as great warriors throughout the planet, inspiring many to rebel against the Red King.

Soon thereafter, Hulk and his team were forced to fight a captured Silver Surfer who struck them fiercely. Hulk, angered by Silver Surfer's betrayal, attacked the Surfer and inadvertently released him from the disc implant embedded within him. Freed of the implant disc that kept him prisoner, the Surfer destroyed the rest of the implant discs embedded in the rest of the warriors. The Hulk declined the Silver Surfer's offer of transportation back to his world so as to finish things on Planet Sakaar. Hulk then stood with his freed Warbound companions against the tyrannous Red King.

After several hard fought battles, the evolution of Miek, and finally gaining the confidence of Caiera the Oldstrong, Hulk and the Warbound confronted the Red King. With those few still loyal to him, the King in his Death's Head Armor did battle with Hulk. As he soon saw he was no match for the Green Scar, the Red King activated a rupture under the very surface of the planet. In an act of desperation, Hulk leaped into the molten earth and forced the splitting plates back to their proper assemblage, literally saving Sakaar. The Hulk gave the King a finishing blow, knocking him clear of the city walls. Finally, the Wildebots came upon the Red King and finished him off once and for all.

Hulk was proclaimed the Green King, and all those on Sakaar worshiped him and his Queen, Caiera. She told her king that she would bear him a child, and it seemed that the Hulk's life of running and fighting was over. However, the Hulk was not destined for a happy ending as the ship that brought him to that world soon exploded, killing his wife and unborn child sending Banner into a rage like no other. He and his Warbound journeyed to Earth seeking revenge on the planet's heroes for their part in Sakkar's destruction. Once they arrived, the Hulk crushed Black Bolt on Attilan and took the city of New York as his battleground. Iron Man, Mister Fantastic and Doctor Strange all fell before the Hulk and his Warbound too. Even old sparring partners such as the X-Men as well as new threats like the Gamma Corps couldn't even slow the Hulk's rampage.

Hulk fitted his defeated foes with Obedience Disks just like the ones he and the other gladiators on Sakaar were forced to wear and made them battle one another in order to experience the ordeal he was put through. It wasn’t until the Hulk prevented Mister Fantastic from killing Tony Stark during one of the gladiator matches that he revealed his true intentions. Hulk claimed he came home for justice, not murder, but Hulk does not want the world to forget what he feels their heroes truly are: liars, traitors and killers. No matter how many times Stark or Richards try to explain they had nothing to do with the shuttle explosion that killed his adopted home world, the Hulk will not listen.

Soon a nearly insane Sentry arrives on the scene and a cataclysmic battle ensues between him and Hulk. Sentry unleashed forces that nearly destroyed what was left of New York, but ultimately, Hulk averted that disaster by defeating the Sentry. Having reverted back to the form of Bruce Banner, it seemed that World War Hulk had come to an end. However, Miek had other plans. Miek tried to injure Banner, so he would transform back to his gamma powered counterpart, but Rick Jones pushed Banner out of the way only to have Miek’s spear thrust through his body. Miek got what he wanted, and Banner did turn back into the Hulk but it was only because he intended to destroy the Hive King for stabbing his friend. Miek continued to explain how it was really his plan to let Hulk think the heroes of Earth destroyed Sakaar as he watched men loyal to the Red King load an old warp core onto the Hulk’s shuttle in hopes that it would kill him. Now faced with the truth, Hulk’s anger was completely out of control, and as he told the heroes he would hate them forever because this would never have happened if not for their interference, he also told Tony Stark to stop him because he hated himself as well for his part in the destruction.

Stark called upon the combined power of various satellites to finally put an end to the Hulk’s rampage. Banner was taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody and was placed three miles below the Mojave Desert. The Warbound was also placed in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, but they escaped after saving New York from being split in half by an expanding chasm the Hulk created.

While Banner was incarcerated at Gamma Base, a new mystery revealed itself when long-time Hulk foe, the Abomination, was found murdered in his homeland of Russia. A team comprised of Iron Man, General Ross, Samson, She-Hulk and Commander Maria Hill went to investigate only to determine the only suspect that could have done this was the Hulk. The perpetrator soon revealed himself on a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and it was indeed a massive creature referring to itself as the Red Hulk. This new incarnation of the Hulk decimated the likes of She-Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and even Rick Jones in his new powered up identity of a creature named A-Bomb. Banner was set free when the clash between the Red Hulk and A-Bomb caused a big enough earthquake to damage his prison. The potential threat to Banner's life triggered his transformation into the Green Goliath, and the Hulk wasted no time in confronting his new nemesis. The Hulk, caught unprepared for the Red Hulk's fighting style, was defeated in their first meeting - suffering a broken arm in the process - but the outcome was much different during their second meeting. The Hulk found a potential weakness in the Red Hulk and exploited it. Once the Red Hulk was beaten, the Hulk left before he could find out the Red Hulk's true identity. However, Banner has been spending his time trying to track down the Red Hulk before he can do anymore damage. On his journey, Banner ended up in Las Vegas where the Hulk had to team up with Sentry, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and even Brother Voodoo to quell a pack of Wendigos from devouring everyone inside a casino.

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how did hulk control his personality iv always seen him in comics smashing everything in sight but know the avengers acepted him to be on thair team. spiderman12901 21:55, 7 July 2006 (EDT)~

Different writers have given the Hulk different levels of intelligence. In short, sometimes the Hulk is as smart as a mentally challenged toddler, and sometimes he's as smart as the average person.--Spidey:Weapon X 14:29, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

oh so its like varyable spiderman12901 00:47, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

Real Name

Hulk real name isl isted on most marvel products as 'Robert Bruce Banner' but here it is listed as Robert "Bruce" Banner, is it right?

"Robert Bruce Banner" is the correct real name, not "Robert "Bruce" Banner". --DragynWulf 23:11, 8 June 2007 (EDT) (Moderator)

Some of the early Hulk appearances had him going by "Bob", short for Robert ---mickeys4life 14:10, 12 August 2007 (EDT)

Was it a nickname and not a alias he went under I mean the "Rob" name. If it was just a nickname then it should be in the alias section in brackets. All nicknames go in brackets but all other alias are writen normally. --Wezqu 15:31, 12 August 2007 (EDT)

House of M Hulk

With world war hulk on the rise, the question remains who could take down this new hulk? I think house of m hulk could take him. I know there in different universe's but still it would be awesome!