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Hulk
Bruce Banner
Information
Real name: Bruce Banner
Species: Metahuman
Hair: Brown (as Bruce Banner)
Green (as Hulk)
Eyes: Blue (as Bruce Banner)
Green (as Hulk)
Affiliations: Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D.
Abilities: Genius-level intelligence

As Hulk:

  • Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability
  • Regenerative healing factor
  • Immunity to all diseases and viruses
  • Vast leaping ability
"HULK SMASH!"
―Hulk[src]

The Hulk is the emotional and impulsive alter ego of the withdrawn and reserved physicist Dr. Bruce Banner.

History

Doctor Bruce Banner was part of the Gamma Project and was accidentally irradiated with gamma rays. Although he survived, the project caused Banner to involuntarily transform into the Hulk, a green, giant, raging, humanoid monster, leading to extreme complications in Banner's life. His alter ego is the physical manifestation of all the negative emotions that Banner had repressed throughout his life. The only way he can change into the Hulk was whenever he gets agitated and that his alter ego's brute strength lies on pure rage.

The Hulk

The Hulk

Banner later became one of the lead scientists of Project Rebirth that created Captain America, and was the only one capable of getting a Rebirth device into working order. Because of his connections to the project, Banner was kidnapped by Magneto and forced to work in making the Rebirth device functioning while he was strapped with a restraining device that kept him from turning into the Hulk. After Magneto achieved in using Rebirth, Magneto broke Banner's restraint to turn him into the Hulk into attacking the X-Men and Avengers. Fortunately, the Hulk was evenly match against Superman, who was able to peacefully subdue him. Banner was taken under S.H.I.E.L.D. custody and helped in maintaining inner peace and actual control with his alter-ego through his therapies with Professor Charles Xavier. In time, Banner succeeded in calming the Hulk, whom also established a sense of respect for Superman.

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