Banner's new suit.

#1 Edited by Teerack (5755 posts) - - Show Bio

So what do you guys think of the Armor Hulk wears now?

I think it looks cool and it makes a lot of sense. It be silly for one of the smartest men in the world to not be able to come up with a smart way to not be naked after every transformation especially now that he has a lot of resources. It's also not pointless it's true Hulk is really strong is durable and could do just fine shirtless, but then again so could Thor and he's always worn Armor.

It also looks really high tech so I think it's safe to assume Banner built in some really cool stuff we haven't seen yet, because I doubt with the current direction in Hulk, Bruce would rely solely on the Hulk.

#2 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it was about time!

#3 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember many being cheesed off when the Marvel NOW teaser had Hulk wearing armor. I'll admit I was one of them, mostly because I didn't get why someone like Hulk would need armor. Also I thought it kind of crowded his iconic green skin.

That being said, after reading Avengers - where the armor sort of expands to fit his Hulk form - I'm warming up to it. It looks better to me now; and I don't mind it if it's just a temporary look.

But is it just so he isn't nude with every transformation? Or is there a purpose to the armor? Or is it just regular armor for additional protection?

#4 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like it, it looks good and I'm hoping it'll have some stuff built in to help when brute strength isn't enough.

#5 Posted by Teerack (5755 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark: Well we haven't learned a lot about it yet, but I'd assume it has some kind of purpose. I think Bruce said the suit helps protect against extreme pressure like in deep water. So I'm assuming it adds extra protection but is probably mostly for Banner's sake. And in issue three when he went under cover he just wore the shorts part of the suit.

So I'm sure he will take off parts of the armor at various times for what ever reason.

#6 Posted by JonSmith (3995 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark said:

But is it just so he isn't nude with every transformation? Or is there a purpose to the armor? Or is it just regular armor for additional protection?

While finding the Hulk is never a problem if he wants to be found, it probably has a tracker in it to make it easier for SHIELD to find and pick up Banner post-mission, probably also letting him know when he's transformed back so they don't run into Big Green while he's still angry. Knowing Banner, he's probably got his lab rigged to blow and his armor with a detonator in it. That way, if SHIELD double crosses him, or if his lab is taken over by an enemy, even if Banner has to Hulk out, he'll still be able to blow it when he transforms back. Or he can blow it while he's still inside, with the armor protecting him mid transformation.

... Granted, that's all pure speculation. But it's all I can think of off the top of my head.

On topic: The armor is awesome.

#7 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

like most of the suit changes that have been introduced in the new 52 and marvel now, i have my likes and dislikes, this is one of the dislikes...why does the hulk need armor?

#8 Edited by Teerack (5755 posts) - - Show Bio

@DH69: Why does Thor and Superman need armor? :V

#9 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, cool enough. I'd like if he took off parts of the armor for certain missions - just for some added variety.

On an unrelated note (and this might seem like an odd question), did you choose your username solely for the purpose of your profile pic? Or it just mere coincidence? :O

Makes sense, I suppose. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

#10 Posted by Teerack (5755 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark: I fail to see the link between Teerack and Black Cat's boobs :o

#11 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack said:

@Veshark: I fail to see the link between Teerack and Black Cat's boobs :o

So....coincidental? 'Rack'? 'Boobs'? No connection?

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be crude, it was a honest question. I was just curious because the connection struck me at random, but clearly I was wrong ;)

#12 Edited by Teerack (5755 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark: My actual name is Tarek an Teerack is just something I made up as an online handle from my real name :P

@JonSmith: It also wouldn't surprise me if there was some kind of teleporter in it just for those rare times where he starts to Hulk out in the middle of a populated area or something.

#13 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

not a fan

#14 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah alright, then, apologies again. Guess I have to get my mind out the gutter ;)

#15 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17827 posts) - - Show Bio

The armor is Banner tech. To make the strongest there is stronger and so banner could fight on his own without hulk, thats my assumption. In IND hulk 6, the preview should some shields that protected banner from frost giants.

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#16 Posted by Teerack (5755 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAcidSkull: I'm pretty sure Banner was frozen in a block of ice, because when he becomes Hulk you can see chunks of ice flying away.

#17 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17827 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack said:

@TheAcidSkull: I'm pretty sure Banner was frozen in a block of ice, because when he becomes Hulk you can see chunks of ice flying away.

That could be the chunks from the frost giants hulk tore through when he jumped, or if it was ice, it only shows hos resistant the armor is for banner, even before he hulks out.

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#18 Posted by Oscars94 (2461 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sure how I feel about it, I might get used to it.

#19 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6237 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it looks kinda cool. Couple more pictures of it here:

#20 Posted by TDK_1997 (14662 posts) - - Show Bio

It's great and because it is created by Banner I can assume it has some cool things in it.

#21 Posted by Oscars94 (2461 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Cool pics mon ami! Are those from the upcoming Captain Marvel Event?

#22 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6237 posts) - - Show Bio

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#23 Edited by TheCasketFiller (58 posts) - - Show Bio

I have not read this new series yet, but i agree with hulk armor. ive seen him a few times transform back to banner when it was not the best time, so the armor can help for unexpected transformations. prevent him from harm or being captured.

anyway you put it the armor could be a plus, with banners mind it obviously isn't just armor.

#24 Posted by tupiaz (2173 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@Veshark said:

But is it just so he isn't nude with every transformation? Or is there a purpose to the armor? Or is it just regular armor for additional protection?

While finding the Hulk is never a problem if he wants to be found, it probably has a tracker in it to make it easier for SHIELD to find and pick up Banner post-mission, probably also letting him know when he's transformed back so they don't run into Big Green while he's still angry. Knowing Banner, he's probably got his lab rigged to blow and his armor with a detonator in it. That way, if SHIELD double crosses him, or if his lab is taken over by an enemy, even if Banner has to Hulk out, he'll still be able to blow it when he transforms back. Or he can blow it while he's still inside, with the armor protecting him mid transformation.

... Granted, that's all pure speculation. But it's all I can think of off the top of my head.

On topic: The armor is awesome.

I haven't read any of the issues but i thought it was to protect banner after transformation so he wasn't naked and vulnerable in a battle zone or suffering from a free fall, falling rocks or something like that.

#25 Posted by judasnixon (6424 posts) - - Show Bio

I swear to god, pointless lights in customs are the new pouches.......

#26 Posted by JonSmith (3995 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

I haven't read any of the issues but i thought it was to protect banner after transformation so he wasn't naked and vulnerable in a battle zone or suffering from a free fall, falling rocks or something like that.

The likelihood of Hulk calming down sufficiently to transform back into Banner in the middle of a battle, or while falling, is minimal. To say the least.

#27 Posted by Teerack (5755 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith: Yeah but I think Banner has woken up naked in the middle of the snow or the freezing desert enough to want to not be naked anymore :P And there are a few villains able to turn the Hulk back to Banner.

#28 Posted by tupiaz (2173 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@tupiaz said:

I haven't read any of the issues but i thought it was to protect banner after transformation so he wasn't naked and vulnerable in a battle zone or suffering from a free fall, falling rocks or something like that.

The likelihood of Hulk calming down sufficiently to transform back into Banner in the middle of a battle, or while falling, is minimal. To say the least.

Banner should be happy he dropped out the battle zone in the Avengers movie, at 1:27:45 he wakes up out of the battle zone but as Banner. He could easily have been killed or captured. I don't understand why Hulk should not be at risk transforming to Banner in a battle zone.

#29 Posted by PrimeDirective (451 posts) - - Show Bio

It has Bannertech forcefield technology built in, allowing Bruce to protect himself from harm that would trigger an unwanted transformation.

#30 Posted by Z3RO180 (6431 posts) - - Show Bio

I wanted to know why he wore the armor now I know. So he ant buck naked :D but seriously what's the purpose of the armor? Not bashing on it it looks epic I'm just a bit confused since I don't read up on hulk.

#31 Edited by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio

The armor is for Banner more than that of Hulk.

It looks cool.

I only wish that we'd see more Bannertech involved.

Examples:

  • Bannertech Teleportation- Fast travel for Banner or Hulk
  • Bannertech Shields- Protection for Banner
  • Bannertech Booster Jets- Flight in space or air travel
  • Bannertech Energy Absorbtion- The armor can absorb Hulk's gamma energy and various other energies and redirect/unleashed them in powerful blasts from hands or in the form of a omnidirectional nuclear-gamma pulse; definitely useful if Hulk edges close to World-Breaker levels of rage/power
  • Bannertech World-Breaker Failsafe- Just in case of an emergency, the armor should be able to absorb and contain Hulk's power if it becomes too extreme... World-Breaker extreme, creating an infinity complex that allows Hulk to become stronger and stronger without having him unleashing his destructive World-Breaker energies that can shred planets aparts in seconds.

These are just a few that I came up with.I know this is what Greg Pak or Peter David would do if they were the ones writing Indestructible Hulk and thought up of some cool ideas for the armor.

What do you think?

#32 Posted by Oscars94 (2461 posts) - - Show Bio

@PrimeDirective: That is so cool!

#33 Posted by Kramotz (209 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh wow; I was about to make a thread about this.

Back to the topic, the armor looks BADASS; not cool, not great, BADASS. 10 out of 10 for me. I like the fact that Banner used his super-genius level intellect to make this, and that 9 times out of 10, there is some type of Bannertech involved with the suit. I like the whitish-grey color scheme as well. It also looks really cool on the Hulk, IMO, as I was getting tired of just purple shorts.

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