can hulk always return from death?

#1 Posted by worldbreakerhulk (240 posts) - - Show Bio

is his healing factor that strong?

#2 Posted by gavinification (83 posts) - - Show Bio

Has he ever died?

#3 Posted by worldbreakerhulk (240 posts) - - Show Bio
@gavinification
yes, he died(maestro died actually) but he revived himself and recreated his body by absorbing radiation, but i wonder if he can regenerate from a single cell
#4 Posted by CrimsonAlchemist (410 posts) - - Show Bio

I think a Muramasa blade or those corrosive healing factor powers Maverick got could do him in for good.

#5 Posted by Asgardian Hulk (77 posts) - - Show Bio

He can come back from anything.

#6 Posted by worldbreakerhulk (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@Asgardian Hulk: yeah, i remember that comic. the only death hulk came back from! And gamma energy manipulation is the best way to come back from death when character's flash/cells are built with it.

#7 Posted by Nomar (223 posts) - - Show Bio

Maestro also claimed that hulk can't die. It may take moments or years, but he will always come back.

#8 Posted by Wolfrazer (6727 posts) - - Show Bio

Considering that death in comics don't mean anything anymore to big characters, not all that surprising. Figured since death doesn't mean anything, why not just make the character immortal? Cut out the middle man.

#9 Posted by PowerHerc (84031 posts) - - Show Bio

No, so he'll never really actually die.

#10 Posted by Fifthchild (603 posts) - - Show Bio

The continuity is there in that Maestro appearance but its only one issue so its hardly a fundamental attribute of the character or something that i would expect a writer to be familiar with.

Still I did find it interesting that as of Hulk 13, Banner apparently was truly separated from the Hulk, truly died, and then spontaneously came back to life (complete with memories from his separated life) back in the Hulk's body again. Again there was the Gamma radiation connection in that Banner was killed in a Gamma Bomb explosion. Also interesting to see the Avengers movie have Banner pull the "You can't kill me" line.

#11 Posted by Luster77 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

HULK SMASH PUNY DEATH!!!!!!

#12 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk is pretty much immortal if you think about it...

#13 Posted by dum529001 (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

The Hulk's gamma irradiated physiology allows Hulk to survive in space, bust planetoids, etc. Hulk draws upon the universes' limitless nuclear energy. Hulk/Banner's increase in gamma radiation in proportion to stress(caused by his own physical exertion/anger or other outside forces), converting it to new and stronger cellular mass (his tissues are incrediblely dense) in order to survive. As a byproduct of this Hulk has a regenerative healing, is self-sustaining, has limitless stamina and is immune to any magnitude of lethal injury.

Hulk's cellular mass growth matches the intensity of his stress so it is never overburdened(unlike Wolverine's). As it is known, Hulk's cells initially use energy to adapt for survival (and that process does occur instantly)BEFORE multiplying themselves in order to keep the body coherent instead of staying scattered. Even though Hulk's x-factor gamma strength ability keeps him from death it does not keep him from being rendered unconscious at times.

#14 Edited by TheLeader (70 posts) - - Show Bio

@dum529001: Well it is possible for a being to eradicate every single cell of the Hulk, given enough energy and enough intensity, say someone with enough cosmic power or enough other power. There are many beings that could do this. Thus the Hulk is not immortal. Not like Doomsday, who cannot die. There are two types of immortality IMO, the one that prevents one from dying from aging (the "fake" immortal). This one the Hulk is, but it is not the real immortality. The real immortality is that one being CANNOT die, by aging or any other means. -- Technically, this would be that - that being is one with the universe- so it is difficult to imagine a being that is not a being of the universe being immortal. Anyway the easiest one that fits the description of immortal is DD from the DC universe. By the way I think DD is bad writing, but he exists.

I am sure there are many other immortal beings in comicdom. Among them of course TOAA, The Living Tribunal, cosmic beings like Galactus, The Phoenix Force, Eternity, and there are loads of others.

The Hulk is not "unkillable" without at least one of his cells surviving. He is mortal and can certainly die. Albeit, is probably the toughest human being to have ever existed.

By the way you are wrong in your first statement @dum529001. -- The Hulk does not draw upon the universe's "limitless nuclear" energy. The universe has limitless COSMIC energy. Nuclear energy is what humans make using fusion to break down an atom. Nuclear energy is something man-produced. It does not exist anywhere else in the universe.

#15 Edited by dum529001 (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheLeader said:

@dum529001: Well it is possible for a being to eradicate every single cell of the Hulk, given enough energy and enough intensity, say someone with enough cosmic power or enough other power. There are many beings that could do this. Thus the Hulk is not immortal. Not like Doomsday, who cannot die. There are two types of immortality IMO, the one that prevents one from dying from aging (the "fake" immortal). This one the Hulk is, but it is not the real immortality. The real immortality is that one being CANNOT die, by aging or any other means. -- Technically, this would be that - that being is one with the universe- so it is difficult to imagine a being that is not a being of the universe being immortal. Anyway the easiest one that fits the description of immortal is DD from the DC universe. By the way I think DD is bad writing, but he exists.

I am sure there are many other immortal beings in comicdom. Among them of course TOAA, The Living Tribunal, cosmic beings like Galactus, The Phoenix Force, Eternity, and there are loads of others.

The Hulk is not "unkillable" without at least one of his cells surviving. He is mortal and can certainly die. Albeit, is probably the toughest human being to have ever existed.

By the way you are wrong in your first statement @dum529001. -- The Hulk does not draw upon the universe's "limitless nuclear" energy. The universe has limitless COSMIC energy. Nuclear energy is what humans make using fusion to break down an atom. Nuclear energy is something man-produced. It does not exist anywhere else in the universe.

Hulk can't die by aging or being beaten on. That's his powerset. Hulk matches stress proportionately with atomic power which is why he can be hurt but not killed. Hulk's cell mass just increases at the same pace as any stress inflicted in order to keep him alive. The Hulk can taken to the edge of death and not be completely destroyed because he is simultaneously building himself back up even stronger. That's what he does and that's what makes him the incredible, indestructible Hulk.

"Nuclear" and "atomic" are the same thing. They both refer to the atom, the fabric of reality. And yes, the universe does have endless atoms, therefore, limitless atomic energy, which is where Hulk draws his power from.

Also, Hulk does not return from death, He keeps death from happening. No matter how strong he gets he'll always be able to get hurt(by a powerful enough force) and feel pain but he won't ever die from it.

#16 Edited by worldbreakerhulk (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@dum529001: great post dude, let them have some lessons in physics. lol. totally agreed, well, they call death to destruction of the persons body ..... and that's exactly what hulk can heal from..

#17 Edited by Sinfulplayerx (193 posts) - - Show Bio

....and thus "Indestructible". ....coming soon to a Comic Shop near you. I shop @ local Zapps Comics (http://www.zappcomics.com/) personaly here in NewJersey. "Indestructible Hulk #1" !!!!!!!

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