Why do you like Hulk?

#1 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

as the title says why do you like him? What about him makes you want to read his comics?

#2 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

For me its less for the power and more his personality. I love how he still feels the need to protect people despite how much they fear him and try to hurt him. I also love the whole Hulk/Banner dynamic.

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

2 ME, HANDS DOWN, HE IS POSSIBLY THE MOST COMPLEX CHARACTER IN COMICS. BRUCE/HULK....VERY SMART, VERY POWERFUL.....I BELIEVE IF HE REALLY WANTED TO, HE COULD RULE THE WORLD....

#4 Posted by _slim_ (13240 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he smashes stuff.

#5 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb said:

For me its less for the power and more his personality. I love how he still feels the need to protect people despite how much they fear him and try to hurt him. I also love the whole Hulk/Banner dynamic.

this,

his dr jakel/mr hyde relationship is very interesting, his multiple personification makes his great to read. He is a great father, he is both a monster and a hero, deep down the hulk is kind and misunderstood, but he helps the innocent none the less , he just acts like he hates everything. furthermore, hulk is his own Frankenstein monster , the hulk is bruces own creation. The hulk is the strongest there, and one of the most unique characters ever.

#6 Posted by gethere (164 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot of the same reason as stated above. I like how he has multiple personalities,it add a interesting dynamic. As well as how despite he can be jerk he is still a good guy.

#7 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends on how he's written. I love me some Planet Hulk persona, but the all too common HULK SMASH persona gets on my nerves.

#8 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

I like "no smart" hulk, and he and he's cast is colorful.

#9 Posted by God_Spawn (38088 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a huge fan of him but I've been liking him more as I go back to my roots with the character. Watched some of the old cartoons with Lou as the VA and how he nailed the role down was just awesome. The Avengers movie probably helped a bit too. I can't really handle him in large doses in comics personally, but I enjoy him in other media forms like in the movies (Planet Hulk) and the EMH show and video games.

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#10 Posted by Teerack (7048 posts) - - Show Bio

Because Hulk is the strongest there is.

But seriously Hulk comics have always been very egocentric comics and with the exception of Superman and Spider-Man there aren't any comics that have as much character development based around the main character.

#11 Posted by Fifthchild (618 posts) - - Show Bio

Basically it probably comes down to the fact that I got into the character as a kid. Mostly through the TV show I guess. Then began reading PADs run years later and it being really good rekindled that interest and made me appreciate different things about the character.

#12 Posted by stastny1986 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

I have always likes the whole innocent man turning into a monster against his will theme. Also he's just incredibly awesome.

#13 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

The Jekyll and Hyde relationship with Bruce Banner and Hulk's always had some appeal to me... Plus, he fits most characteristics of a raging killing machine from a monster movie but he focuses his rage into heroism, as far as Hulk can go at least...

#14 Posted by Mei (166 posts) - - Show Bio

He's strong and green :P

#15 Posted by logy5000 (5923 posts) - - Show Bio

His healing factor. That and he's green.

#16 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

jekyll/hyde and smashy stuff. and green. and the awesome purple pants.

#17 Edited by canuckdad (35 posts) - - Show Bio

@eternal19: as several folks have stated, I feel Banner/Hulk is the most complex character in comics today. I love classic literature and Hulks story is clearly the Jekyll/Hyde story. As well as Frankenstein. I love that Banner is a genius yet Hulk is so savage and primal. Banner does not love being a hero like so many others yet ye has saved so many lives. I also love that some times he can get out of control and become dangerous. He can be so good yet so bad. There is no other character this compelling if you ask me. Sure I love HULK SMASH! But it's really about Banner for me and this complex story.

#18 Posted by dimitridkatsis (2195 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Gray Hulk that i like the most. It was the one that really sold that Mr. Hyde persona.

#19 Posted by Heymelon (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Hulk from a early age and hadn´t really thought about why as much until I read this. But now it seems kinda obvious to me. It´s the combination of several things. Some of it is the Banner - Hulk mind struggle. But a lot is from the Hulks personality himself. He is dumb, or simple you could say. A confused child´s mind. Yet he is Rage incarnate . He has all this power but would it not be for the rage within him he would most likely be a gentle giant. At times he smashes uncontrollably and does things you couldn´t morally accept from a "good guy" but he can´t be blamed . All he understands are loneliness and anger most of the time. So this allows you to view him as morally good and sympathies with him even though he sometimes just rampage away like a mad man. He doesn´t know where this rage comes from and he can´t control it. And also for me it´s partly the sort of natural and raw, primal and unlimited smashing itself . You can see his rage and mindless willingness to just smash everything in his way and he is made to do so . Can´t you remember some time as maybe a kid where you was mistreated or something, and you had like a urge and a wish you could just pick up and smash everyone that did you wrong and crush all to you "evil" or something but all you could do is to stand there. I´m not saying that is right but that is what the Hulk feels and he gets to do it. All he knows is a kids fear and unlimited rage as a response. He wants to be the strongest there is so he can smash and beat and destroy everything so that he just can be alone because he things this is what whill make him safe and happy. These are feelings i just can understand and most of us have probably had some small version of it when we were angry as kids or even adults. But Its just magnified to such a high degree with Hulk ho is this misunderstood beast in a child mind that doesn´t understand anything and people just want to kill him . (at least that´s how it went in the early days). So there are a couple of things I guess. More practically speaking I guess i kinda like the powers as well the strength/healing/durability going up with rage allowing him to fight forever. And he can fight such wide variety of power levels pretty well thanks to this set of traits fairly evenly. Because he can be tricked or stopped by lower level characters as well so It´s often exciting to read.

Here is a nice video from a "what if" Hulk comic. Its an future scenario where he and Banner is all that is left and it contains some of the elements I talked about and why I like the Hulk. Not much fighting but It shows the inner dialogues and battles between the two personalities and Hulks inevitable realization, that when he finally beats everything away and gets to be alone, alone might just not be that great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAHbAekM7wU

#20 Posted by Bezza (3717 posts) - - Show Bio

..Jekyll and Hyde character I can relate to. The greek tragedy element that was expounded on so well in that original TV Series. The Banner/Hulk relationship is complex and Banner is complex, but the Hulk is wonderfully uncomplex compared with some characters. He doesn't have loads of powers, he is just really, really strong and tough...love the fact that the angrier he gets, the stronger he gets and more durable, so there is endless potential for stories..

#21 Posted by God_Spawn (38088 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a huge fan of him but I've been liking him more as I go back to my roots with the character. Watched some of the old cartoons with Lou as the VA and how he nailed the role down was just awesome. The Avengers movie probably helped a bit too. I can't really handle him in large doses in comics personally, but I enjoy him in other media forms like in the movies (Planet Hulk) and the EMH show and video games.

Still kind of have to go with this. The things I would change would be I do like him more now and I don't have any problems with how often he shows up.

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#22 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (11475 posts) - - Show Bio

His relationship with Bruce

#23 Posted by medulaoblaganda (965 posts) - - Show Bio

i love the savage hulk more

#24 Posted by MUFC (415 posts) - - Show Bio

coz he smashes and bashes. :P

#25 Posted by MUFC (415 posts) - - Show Bio

he smashes and bashes.

#26 Posted by THORSON (2482 posts) - - Show Bio

other than because he is an avenger, i don't really have a reason to like him.

The fanboys sometimes makes me hate him. His powers are cool. But isn't my favourite because the son of Odin is.

#27 Edited by ilikedonuts (2320 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, first of, I love him cuz he's pretty much my favorite type of character: a brick. A brawler, a slugger, an' pretty much a heavyweight tank wrestler with devastatin' punches an' wins battles by smashin' his opponents an' smashin' other stuff. I pretty much love him cuz his very big, strong, powerful, durable, punches really hard, likes ta punch, likes ta smash, very aggressive, etc. I also love him cuz 'a his personality, he wants ta protect people an' all 'a that. I also love his brutal personality an' how he says "Hulk smash" an' loves the word smash, like me. I love him even more when he talks with proper vocabulary, like here:

Ya get the point.

But, as much as I love Hulk, the Thing will ALWAYS be my favorite character.

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