i'll be giving my opinion on who would win, and i'll be evaluating their fights . i'll give the conditions and the setting of the fight. If anyone knows me on comic they know that i adore hulk, but i love Rulk too, thanks to jeff parker, so i'll be as fair as possible, and i won't play favorites...he he he he.......
the reason i started this thread is because many people claim that the Savage Hulk< Rulk, which i completely disagree with. and then thy proceeded to bring examples of the battles they had during the loeb run without considering the circumstances
i think these are pretty much all the fights rulk and hulk had.
Fight scene -
After Rulk is done with a-bomb, the watcher appears out of nowhere , Rulk jumps at him and starts pummeling him into the ground , hulk catches his hand and they start brawling. Hulk seems to gain the upper hand , but Rulks breaks his hand and hulk gets KO'd. ( see the rest in the scans)
Do you see whats wrong with this? rulk not only pummeled the watcher, and nearly killed hulk but also owned Odin force Thor....yeah. lets consider that rulk was a new character, so in order to attract fans, He beat up the watcher, schooled hulk, and beat up thor. This is one of the reasons the term Loeb Force was created....
Another problem with this is that Hulk got Ko'd when he got his arm broken, which is not accurate because hulk becomes stronger with pain, and has ressisted far greater forces without being KO'd, he had all of his skin and part of his muscle mass were flayed by Vector; It took the Hulk a few minutes to recover the mass and heal completely ( take note that this is proff hulk who's powers do not fluctuate with anger)
Result- rulk through the power off PIS, and i really dislike using this term
After rulk beats up thor, he jumps form the moon to the earth, and finds hulk waiting for him , they start fighting and rulk seems to gain the upper hand and knocks hulk around , but then thor comes back for payback and almost kills rulk, until Hulk jumps in and and proclaims that he has to be the one who must defeat the rulk. Hulk lets Red Hulk beat on so that his anger levels can fluctuate, rulk becomes to hot and overheats because of hi anger( in case you didn't know , and then is KO'd by the Green hulk.
Not really much to say about this, this fight seemed fair to me, rulk was doing well and overheats, while hulk become stronger with pain and anger.
- Red Hulk and Hulk are pitted against each other underwater by the grandmaster. This is Not the savage Hulk, as you can see he speaks in full sentences, thsi hulk in particular was Jarella lover. The Fight and duke it out and then rulk stabs hulk with a scepter and kills him.
- hulk punches Rulk through a mountain, but when he comes back he leaves because he realizes that he had caused hulk far more pain than he could have imagined
lets consider some important Factors
- Hulk was holding back
- as seen in the 5th Scan he could have killed rulk
- This arc was full of Pis and here is why: Rulk killed dr strange, baron mordo, Terrax, SS, Namor, and beat the living Tar out of Grandmaster
Rulk won round one due to a plot devise , and the second was never finished.
Fight Scene -
red hulk declares that he is in charge at the white house but is interrupted by none other than the HULK. They duke it out and despite rulks best efforts , he could not defeat Th HULK
My primary concern is to prove that savage Hulk > Rulk, but in this case hulk was an insanely powerful version of the HULK, so he really had no chance.
during a spider-man vs Rulk battle hulk gets angry and saves spider-man, hulk and rulk exchange a few punches and ross absorbing the hulk right out of banner
both seemed on equal grounds until rulk cured banner of hulk, which is why i begin to have problems,mainly because many peopla have tried to use hulks powers and yet he still retained them, only SS managed to temporarily revert hulk into banner . Hulk can manipulate energy so not sure why rulk was able to do this.. here are some examples
With a clever assist from Goldbug to induce panic and anger, Savage Hulk overloads Tyrannus' draining devices
Draining via magic is similarly fruitless. Here, the Spirit Stone of Pariah drains Savage Hulk as his Banner side fights to permit it to drain his lifeforce, but realizing that Pariah would be a threat to the world, he lets Savage Hulk take over who immediately escapes Pariah's grip and overpowers the Spirit Stone
Randau, an alien who has challenged and nearly bested Terrax with his energy draining, completely fails to drain Savage Hulk.
i've made my point
Rulk won by absorbing hulks energy
In the end i'd like to say that the fight between savage hulk vs rulk could go either way , but the chance's lean toward Hulk because
- Hulk strength/durability/healing rate increases with anger
- Rulk can overload from getting angry
and more importantly current rulk has lost his absorbing abilities ( well lost is the wrong term since rulk deliberatley doesn't use these powers to presearve his human form, but it would not any difference) so there is no question on who would win
these scans pretty mush sum up my opinion , hope i wasn't to bias