Hulk Respect Thread
Hulk is one of the greatest fictional characters ever.
at first glance Hulk might seem like a boring character, people often confuse him with a plot devise too, i mean a big green man who smashes things? sounds kinda repetitive, but really, it's not. Truth be told, you can't like hulk without liking banner, because it's the dynamic that really draws you to the character. Banner is a a wimp, he is really weak physically, yet he is put in charge of one of the most powerful beings on earth, and how does one deal with that? I mean how can this weakling control such a powerful beast ? thing is, banner is the personification of Will and Strength of character.
Hulk is everything banner has locked up his entire life, and the funny thing is, he never gives in, he always knows that giving in to the rage might cause some harm to others around him. this shows how powerful he really is, the "Strongest there is" line which hulk frequently uses is tied to banner, because it's his will power and Raw emotions which gives the Hulk power. We've all been there, we've all wanted to cut loose before, there is always that voice that keeps telling you that you really want to punch someone in the face. now imagine that only multiply it by a 100, and you might understand banners situation. Banner and Hulk hate each other, which means that in reality Banner hates himself, or at least This "aspect" of himself. Hulk could fight the biggest baddest villain in the Universe, and still the greatest Foe he ever had is himself, this "jekyll and Hyde" concept doesn't always work, but it does here, because Banner's Sympathy is what makes hulks rage so awesome, and it's hulks rage what makes banner sympathetic.
But the greatest thing is that Hulk himself isn't a monster either, he never hurts the innocents, and there have been multiple times where he has protected the people who had called him a monster, this shows that even at his worst, hulk is by all means a hero. This all comes from bruce banner. you can imagine his mind as a huge hallway of doors, with each door holding it's one secret(aka Hulk). did that image since in? good, because it's important. Hulk is a type of character you can't get bored with, which is funny because most people would disagree with me, but then again most people haven't read his stories and have no idea what they are talking about.
The writers did a very good job of giving Banner and personality disorder because that way we can have many versions of the hulk which manifests based on the different aspects of banner, therefore giving each hulk his own distinctive look and personality. We have Joe Fixit who represents banners wild, Brash teenage self, and we also have the traditional Savage Hulk who has a heart of gold yes is always angry and misunderstood. My personal favorite would be Green scar, a Noble hero who would sacrifice himself for his family and friends any day of the week. This brings me to my next point, with a character like hulk, he can be written in any genre. it could Be dark and gritty or it could be light hearted and fun. and IT would work, because when you have a character like superman, he best works best in fun light-hearted stories, but with hulk, that doesn't matter.
i've gone a bit of track here but the point is that hulk is an awesome character, the kind that has substance and depth. People can say hulk is boring but if that were true he wouldn't have had an ongoing for 12 F*cking years.
"Then why do you suddenly look scared? Maybe you see that you could be ten times stronger than Hulk, and it still would not matter. Not when all Hulk has to do is become ten times as mad!!"
Indestructible Hulk #1
Banner makes a purification unit.
Hulk Moves So fast That he is seen as a blur.
Mad Thinker says hulks power is incalculable and Hulk resists a quantum Molder which ultron used to soften and reshape adamantium. He healed pretty easily and the owned Mad tinker.
Indestructible Hulk #2
Banner creates a catalytic Converter, which could prevent numerous cancers as stated by tony stark.
Hulk knocks iron man around while his blasters don't even slow the Hulk down and then proceeds by saving tony from explosion so quickly that he isn't even seen.
Indestructible Hulk #5
Hulk Vs Atuuma! hulk is swallowed by a magical monster who's skin is impenetrable but it won't stop him! in fact, he sends attuma flying so hard down the creatures throat, the beast actually goes down back into it's nest.
hulk Draws Blood from hyperion and fights him head on with no sing of stopping.
Not Only does banner outsmart tony by making a code even he can't break, but he also one-shotted an hulk-buster unit while tony was getting demolished.
Secret Avengers #4
Hulk Tramples a Raid Of Iron patriots, who in fact were not really drones , but sentient, which means they had normal human, real life reflexes to go along wit their arsenal.
Indestructible Hulk #6
elements as usual have no effect on Hulk, Obviously. and as you can See Bruce Banner's Armor can protect him as well.
Indestructible Hulk #8
HULK jumps into an absolute zero fountain and has barely a scratch on him, banners armors did help, but the armor didn't cover his body completely.
Also Thor and HULK literally shatter the ground into dozens of cracks.
Indestructible Hulk #9
Hulk Shrugs of Thor-level Ordinance( one of them being a molecular desintigrator) twice in the same issue
Indestructible Hulk #10
Hulk not shrugs off a a Gun that rewrites molecules on a SUBATOMIC LEVEL.
Superior Spider-man Team-Ups #1
A Mind Controlled evil Hyperion shoots lasers at hulks Face, which is easily shrugged off.
Indestructible Hulk #11
The time-stream affects any normal human and completely destroys them, Shield needed someone who could take the punishment and survive it.
so naturally They Select hulk for this job.
Hulk also Moves like a Blur. Dodge that Spider-man.
Indestructible Hulk #12
Indestructible Hulk #13
Banner says that when hulk is pissed off he Runs really fast, sow when he was banished it didn't take him long to get back. also hulk tore through a INVULNERABLE Wall.
One of The chronarchists is unable to Stop Hulk by stopping time, and despite him trying to age hulk to death he quickly recovers after the ray stops hitting him
Indestructible Hulk Special #1
Banner talks about how Hulks Strength is incalculable and mentions that he has fought very powerful beings.
Indestructible Hulk #14
Hulk Uses his speed,strength and size to "nut tie" Fin Fang Foom.
hulk Survives the effects of the Time-stream without his armor. it really shows off his durability.
speaking of which, Hulk is not killed by the Same gamma Bomb which had created him. It has in fact increased his power.
Indestructible Hulk #15
Hulk breaks the time-Barrier.
Long-Shot Saves the Marvel Universe #2 (Respect and for the analysis)
The In-betweener( a Galactus Level character ) is split into two separate parts. The Order takes control of Shield and restrains hulk. He states himself that he is wasting his energy containing someone as powerful as hulk.
When hulk was released, the In-betweener easily takes control of Dr.Strange, Wanda, Deadpool and Ghost rider, stating that "At least I have regained most of my power now that it is not diverted into holding hat thing."
Doctor strange thought that hulk was actually the Chaos side of the In-betweener because so much energy was put into restraining the Hulk.
Dr.Strange himself states that he has fought in-betweener before- Check feat here: (http://www.comicvine.com/hulk/4005-2267/forums/great-testament-to-hulk-s-power-1514999/#21
Corvus and Proxima Vs The Hulk. Hulk looses the battle, but he is completely fine when the weight of a star is holding him down.
Hulk even manages to stand up partially, which is a sign of him getting stronger and angrier.
Indestructible Hulk Annual #1
easily surviving the destruction of an island point blank.
Avengers Assemble #22
Hulk Pushes a ship( to crash into a moving planet) so hard it ignites.
Uncanny Avengers #19
Pym, Stark and Doom harness hulks power to repel an enormous celestial being called Exitar. Basically, Hulk did his job for some time, until Dooms machine collapsed.
Marvel Knights Hulk #2
Surviving a Gamma Bomb. Again.
Hulk shrugs of Adamantium bullets when weakened.
Hulk goes through a glass tampered with Negative Zone Particles.
Original Sins: Hulk Vs Iron Man #3-4
Hulk flat out owns iron man even though Tony uses a hulk buster suit and sets and entire city against Hulk.
Hulk states himself that as his power seemed to have grown over the years
Hulk effortlessly rips of a Dormant Ultrons adamantium hand.