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1. HULK'S POWER-SET
Debunking myths about the Hulk's powerset part 1:
To those who say "Hulk can't have limitless power because he doesn't have limitless anger power":
The Hulk is not dependent on his own strength. Some people mistakenly think the statement "madder he gets, stronger he gets" means that Hulk is using limitless power he already has to gets unlimited power, which makes no sense. Why would Hulk need to increase in power if he already has it all in the first place? Why would you grab power if you had it all already?
Hulk increases power when his body is pressed toward it physical limit, either by the pressure he or others put on him. His power activates in instance that the body is being overtaxed by it's own activity or overtaxed by other outside forces and meets those demands by growing stronger to in order to avoid death. The Hulk doesn't increase in strength just because he wants to. The act of Hulk drawing universal atomic energy into himself is only a matter of fulfilling his body's own personal need.
Statements such as this sum up the Hulk's power nicely:
TALES TO ASTONISH #63, 64 & 65
"His limitless strength!"
"One figure strides forth... huge, invincible, with power so great it continually feeds upon itself... The Incredible Hulk!"
TALES TO ASTONISH #93
"But, such is the power of the incredible Gamma Rays that created him--the more the Hulk exerts himself, the stronger he becomes!"
THE INCREDIBLE HULK #112
"The Hulk cannot tire! The more he fights--the stronger he becomes!"
"Though the Incredible Hulk is subjected to deadly forces beyond mortal description, still does the indescribable Gamma Ray Energy within his massive frame continue to sustain him -- still does his mighty heart beat on, as his all-consuming rage increases with every passing second!"
THE INCREDIBLE HULK #141
"As the Hulk gets angrier--he becomes stronger--Stronger--EVER STRONGER!"
Hulk's power is not centered around his anger but stress. being pushed toward his limits. Anger makes stress. Banner/Hulk being pushed towards his limits makes him reach for the proportionate amount of energy needed to sustain himself.
You start making Hulk uncomfortable with a significant amount of bodily stress and he gets stronger, grabbing at the endless power of the universe, the fabric of reality, which is known as atoms and the energy of atoms.
Being pushed towards his physical limits such as when he seriously exerts himself (like when he fighting really hard and/or getting angry) or gets hit a by a powerful enough force then the Hulk is made to grow stronger in proportion to that on a genetic level.
This extra-chemical process not only means that the Hulk has limitless in strength but is indestructible as well where it counts most, on the genetic level.
His strength and invulnerability increase, on the genetic level, and regenerates new tissue corresponding to the newfound power of his genes.
You wouldn't know it by his appearance to the naked human eye but Hulk's power has little to do with just mass. It is the the power of universal atomic energy, gamma ray energy, drawn to his body that gives the added mass such a great attraction force, producing the super-dense bio-mass, giving Banner/Hulk his great superhuman strength and equal durability.
As a side-note: When it comes to superpowers, secondary powers are the most important. If you're not immune to your own powers, able to withstand your own rebounding force, your body falls apart.
Debunking myths about the Hulk's powerset part 2:
Another myth about Hulk's stress-proportionate power increase is that that it "takes time" to response to stress. This is certainly not the case.
The whole point of Hulk being such an awesome foe is that his strength is drawn from a limitless source and increases simultaneously, right along with whatever force that puts a significant amount of pressure on his body.
The Hulk amps mid-battle, that's what just he does, instantly increasing to the proportion of the stress his body takes. Hulk does not have to wait around all day to increase in strength. That would be ridiculous and someone who have took down the Hulk a long time ago. The Hulk would be dead already if his foes needed to give him time to adjust to whatever they threw at him.
Hulk doesn't need to "take time". When put under enough pressure, he has the energy resources to meet the demands of survival and immediately adapts. Where did you get the idea that Hulk power increase "takes time"?
His DNA powers up instantly. Its the rest of the body that takes time.
DNA is the protein factory of the body. The DNA is what produces all other organic matter. Once Banner/Hulk's DNA powers-up it has to form new proteins matter for all the organic systems, replacing all the old with the new.
Of course, it's completely biologically impossible for the DNA to assemble all the body diverse proteins that belong to the different organ systems in no time at all.
The Hulk forms all the proteins quickly,but no matter how quick, it's definitely not ever an instant process.
The total transformation process does take time but even that doesn't matter as long as Banner/Hulk's DNA remains intact through it's continuous intake of stress-proportionate power, it can keep reproducing all that stuff.
2. HULK'S POWER-LEVEL
Hulk's power-level part 1:
You guys still arguing about the Grey Hulk smashing a planet-sized asteroid? How can anyone think a wussy little rocket like the one he used, launched him hard enough to destroy a planet? The asteroid was twice a big as earth. You think his puny rocket pack had that kind of power? It was pretty contrary to that if you looked at the comic. The thing even disintegrated upon exiting earth's atmosphere. If the rocket was so powerful and only relied on the mass the object it hurled, then the Hulk would't have even been needed in that situation! If that was truly the case, then they could have simply used some other object that weighed half a ton and had enough density.
Is it that some can't except that Grey Hulk is just that strong? Maybe it's because your'e determining the character's power level by what is said, out of context, in the character guide book.
I remember when Bruce Banner was seperated from the Hulk with Doc Sampson's nutrient-bath treatment during the mid- 1980s and Banner described Hulk's strength as 100 ton at the least.That statement was soon put in a character guidebooks, out of context at times, and applied to others character as well.
This led to some people mistakenly thinking that Hulk at base level, meaning his level of strength he has before he starts to increase it in the heat of battle, was 100 tons(and other characters as well).
Those people are obviously mistaken for two reasons:
1. From the beginning, the Hulk has always been shown to be the equivalent of a vastly powerful nuclear weapon that could grow in power as needed, making the military might of the entire world look like a joke by comparison. In the years before the Hulk has overpowered force equal to the sun, devastating dimensions, Holding spatial singularities, punching through time-storms, smashing buildings made to withstand massive nuclear assault, withstanding planet devastating assaults, gamma-bombs and other nukes at point blank range, etc.
2. The comic that had Banner make the comment about lifting 100 tons:
Banners exact words were : "This is the way I-- or should i say it-- looks today. Half-a-ton in weight, able to lift two hundred times that much".
"Quite a change from this fellow, this is a representation of how the hulk looked in the first few hours of his existence. in addition to the obvious difference in color, he was smaller, less powerful and less human in appearance. More brutish."
Now, do you think the statement above was truly an accurate measurement of Hulk power or merely said to give us the general idea that Hulk can put out force that is very far out of proportion to his body weight because he is inhumanly strong?
The image above isn't the only indication of how powerful Hulk is. Hulk is characterized as being an extremely atomic bomb in human form from the very beginning:
So powerful is that the Hulk that on of the first times the military barely manages to capture him, he must be held with a cage of anti-matter beams in Tales to Astonish #78:
Army scientist, Dr. Zaxon is incapable of even measuring the Hulk's vast power with a geiger counter. "I can hardly believe these readings! He's a veritable blast furnace of limitless organic energy! There is no way to even measure is strength!" From Tales to Astonish #78:
The power of the Hulk is even shown through the power of the gamma ray energy which fuels him. Now one wouldn't think Banner would be such a prolific inventor. But he definitely is. He invented the Gamma Ray Gun, capable of repelling the Toad Men's entire alien fleet in Incredible Hulk #2 and recounted decades later inOver the Edge #3:
The power of gamma rays on full display here as the Hulk's "gamma-spawned might" can also give light to an "eons-dark cosmos" in Incredible Hulk #126:
The Russian super-villain, Gremlin, invents a Devastator cannon designed to emit a beam of near-nuclear energy which is amplified "almost infinitely." Savage Hulk survives it anyway in Incredible Hulk #188-89:
Once again, we can see the Hulk's power easily dwarfs any nuclear assault that earth can muster. Here he shown ripping through a bunker designed to withstand the explosion of many thousands of megatons in magnitude. "Against the force of the gamma-energized Hulk.... it fares not well at all in incredible Hulk #177:
100 tons may be impressive to humans but when you think about it it's not that much and it's the very least that the Hulk, a vastly powerful superhuman, can do. You hear that? "THE LEAST"! This lines up with first reason I have stated above. If the Hulk were really that weak then he just wouldn't be the Hulk.
Obviously the Hulk, even the grey one, is stronger than some people think. Train engines can carry hundreds and thousands of tons. You really think the Hulk is no better than a train engine?! Hulk's more powerful than an atomic bomb!! Of course, he's better than 100 men or a train engine! If you calculated exactly how much the Hulk could lift or how much force he could press with at base levels you'd be adding a lot of zeros behind the front number. You'd have to use scientific notation to calculate Hulk's power while it's not even growing.
Even Ironman is not so weak as to be limited to 100 tons. That's right! Ironman's full power, all his juice concentrated in one blow, is able to produce the force of a megaton bomb, your average mountain-crumbling nuclear explosion.
That doesn't even begin to top the Hulk! The sun is a trillion megatons bombs exploding every second. A gamma ray burst produces as much energy as the sun does in it's entire billion year life cycle in milliseconds to a few hundred seconds. That's about 31 nontillion 360 octillion megatons. That is some real fire-power!
Yet some think that Hulk's full strength before he starts increasing in strength in the heat of battle, is 100 tons? That's pretty laughable. You don't even have to be a comicbook-geek who's read every issue of every comic to know that doesn't make any sense.
We can blame that bit of ridiculousness on whoever's been in charge of the Marvel character guide-book for the past three and a half decades.
Want some additional proof that Hulk has no trouble at all pressing hundreds and thousands of tons? Here you go:
The pressure Savage Hulk's strength can exert is so powerful, Savage Hulk "[a]lmost effortlessly stops the speeding train with the sheer gamma-ray power of his iron-muscled body!" From Fantastic Four #26 and incredible hulk #255:
Incredible Hulk #122 and Thor #385 (this time as a tremendous bludgeon):
He completely stops a speeding subway train to the face in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #56:
To give you a sense of scale as to amount of effort required for these lifting feats, here it is described that the weight of forty tons, "might as well weigh as many ounces!" From Incredible Hulk vol.2 #22:
A calm Savage Hulk casually pulls along "thousands of tons" of logs and lifting a train in Incredible Hulk#274:
He's lifted up entire castles as they crumble and collapse on themselves in Incredible Hulk #108 and 120:
In a weakened state, Hulk presses a mountain range that dwarfed the Andes in Secret Wars #4:
And even more evidence that Hulk was weakened, it took him days to heal from a broken leg, something which he would normally heal from within only a moment or a few minutes.
Again, in a weakened state, Hulk stops a planet from destruction by shifting the alignment of its plates in Incredible Hulk vol 2 #102:
once again, in a weakened state, Hulk has withstood being drained of his energy by suns eaters for seven hours straight! (Incredible Hulk vol.2 #99) :
Here, he tears open the side of a mountain base in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #64:
And Hulk has also opened a fissure in the earth in Incredible Hulk #130-135:
And he's also stopped and close a rift using only his hands in incredible Hulk #203:
An apt measure of strength, Savage Hulk's punches are some of the most powerful in comics. Here, Savage Hulk hammers down an entire landscape despite it being supported by enormous pylons in Marvel Treasury Edition #25:
Hulk's power-level Part 2:
Marvel's handbooks don't do a good job in defining power-levels like it's a weight lifting competition.
By what's shown in the comics, the weights that the big powerhouses could press would need to be expressed with scientific notation..... Meaning that the of weight they can press is UNEARTHLY. Powerhouses like this don't often run into everyday objects they have trouble lifting so Instead they shatter planets with a punch, overcome the power of the sun, withstand planet splitting impacts, hold spacial singularities, close rifts in space-time by punching at them, etc.
The classification name of “100 class” is barely explained and only came into use around the mid 1980’s but here it simply put: the classification of "100 class" applies to Anyone who can press an amount of tonswithin the triple digits and beyond. Whether you only have the bare minimum strength of 100 men(being able to lift 100 tons) or the strength of a trillion or more, all of that fits within 100 ton class strength. It's a very general category that holds more than one subcategory of power-levels.
So now we know! The "100 class" is for those who can lift that weight or above.
Its a horrible way to classify ALL power-levels and Marvel barely explains their own class system so that we can understand it in the first place. When classifying characters power-levels, if you have to do it in more that one sentence then you aren't doing it right. The reader will probably be confused or won't understand right away with no problem at all.
Every other piece of information tells you to throw the stupid "100 class" classification out the window and forget about it. Readers, do yourself a favor, ignore the stupid "100 class" thing, okay?
We've seen Hulk, Thor, Hercules and others of their level doing things far better than 100 tons or whatever. A train engine can carry hundreds and thousands of tons. You believe Thor is not more powerful than big man-made locomotive? or that he's no powerful than a mob of 100 people? That's just ridiculous.
In the universe of comicbooks you can:
A. Lift average amount of weight
B. Lift like a top Olympic-level athlete
C. Have the strength of a mob of men
D. Be as powerful as a locomotive(lifts hundreds to thousand of tons)
D. Have the power of a nuclear power-plant.
E. Are as powerful or more powerful than a star and can destroy a planet with your bare hands.
F. Can devastate galaxies.
G. Can devastate large dimensions , y'know, the big portions of the universe so large they make a galaxy look like a grain of sand. Dimensions are so big, they're even referred to as "little universes".
Also, for those who don't know, here's something to help shed light on the confusion of differing power-levels among the most powerful characters:
HERE ARE THE SUBCATEGORIES OF POWER-LEVELS WITHIN THE BROADER CATEGORY OF "100 CLASS" STRENGTH:
Low tier-Powerhouse: typically more powerful than a locomotive(because train engines can carry hundreds and thousands of tons) but nothing beyond that.
For example, to directly indicate the limits of this power level: Characters on this power-level can't take anything above anti-tank missiles, meaning they aren't tough enough withstand or exert forces on the magnitude of a nuclear bomb and beyond. Character examples: The Thing and Namor, some of the earliest strongmen of Marvel..
character example: Ironman is this because he's powered by a miniaturized nuclear reactor but his power in not quite as great as Thor and the Hulk. Using 100 percent of his power he can achieve power of nuclear proportions for a few seconds but it is still dwarfed by the much more powerful, Hulk and Thor.
Top tier-Powerhouse/Planet-buster: More powerful than an atomic bomb. Some are even classified on this level as the least of their power.
Character examples: Hercules, Hulk, Thor, Silver Surfer, Superman and superman archetypes,etc.
Those within this category who excel beyond it would most obviously be Hulk Thor, Hercules, Hyperion, Gladiator, Silver Surfer, Sentry, Molecule man, etc.
Galaxy buster- Can destroy galaxies.
character examples: Odin, Zeus,Thor(Odin force), Galactus, Celestials, Beyonder, Molecule man(when pushed hard enough), Hulk(when pushed hard enough) or Sentry(when pushed hard enough),etc.
3. HULK'S REMARKABLE FEATS OF STRENGTH
First of all let me ask...
Which is greater?
A. the energy required to pull earth out its orbit of the sun
B. the energy required to reverse the planet's orbit, therefore pushing back and overpowering the electromagnetic force the sun puts on the earth?
The answer is B.
If you would actually read it, this is exactly what the Hulk is shown doing in this comic scan:
Overpowering a field of energy endowed with sufficient power to change the orbit of a planet(Tales to Astonish #89)
Hulk has the power to move a planet at baseline.
The fact that the field strength needed to be increased is proof that Hulk was contesting that kind of power.
Even so, Hulk showed power to overcome a planet's kinetic energy, which is better than overcoming the force it has while it's just sitting there in its static state.
It takes 632 quadrillion 850 trillion megatons(6.3285*10^17) just to stop the earth's orbit. Hulk overpowered energy that could not only stop a planet's orbit but reverse it as well, which means Hulk was able to put out even more power than that.
At a second meeting years later, The Stranger recognize that Hulk was even stronger than before because once again, Hulk shrugs off the energy that the Stranger uses in an attempt to render him motionless in Marvel Two-In-One annual #2:
Here's Hulk doing a feat of great cosmic proportions once again:
Applying force to the space-time structure itself to prevent the Defenders from being absorbed into a fissure(Defenders #3)(with the size of the singularity estimated in about seven feets according to the Schwarzschild radius, then it's mass/gravitational attraction, by the equivalence principle, is thus equivalent to roughly two hundreds Earths),
Planetary level threats in Marvel and DC comics a have been shown doing this so the Hulk isn't the only one who the black hole trick wouldn't work on. It won't work on Thor, Hulk, Hercules, Silver Surfer, Superman, the supermen archetypes or of those in the planet. buster category of power. These characters have been shown shatter they force of a spatial singularity with strength that is superior to them. There's a reason why those of the planer-buster powerlevel don't hope to win a fight by throwing their opponent of the same powerlevel into a black hole or the sun: IT DOESN'T WORK ON THEM!!!
Hulk breaking up the space-time continuum(Incredible Hulk #135)
Classic Dr. Strange's mystic barrier can't withstand the punches of "the most powerful creature on the face of the Earth," from Defenders #18:
Savage Hulk's punches against the Crimson Bands of Cytorrak cause such painful feedback against classic Dr. Strange, he loses concentration and gives Savage Hulk an opportunity to escape in Incredible Hulk #207:
Even the Collector's most powerful forcefield is shattered by Savage Hulk's punches in Incredible Hulk #198:
The power of his fists has been directly compared to many indescribable forces, including Mjolnir. Here, "the Incredible Hulk has done what no other power save Thor's hammer could have done!" From Avengers #5:
And no description of mine can supplant the comic's own description here when Savage Hulk confronts a forcefield of Deviant technology powered by the Sacred Flame: "That something -- anything -- could grip hold of an energy field should be impossible! But the Hulk grabs hold just the same! The field begins to stretch like a physical thing in his grasp -- as he pushes and pulls with ever-increasing might, until -- the barrier collapses!" From Incredible Hulk #242:
Ripping off a powerful device designed to fight against the Celestials(Incredible Hulk #242)(levelling down, if it could withstand power proportional toKubik's, many orders of magnitude inferior to the Celestials, that's already significant)
Savage Hulk frees himself from the Stranger's telepathic commands in Tales to Astonish #89:
Aliens with technology formidable enough to stagger classic Dr. Strange's seraphim shields and ensnare Silver Surfer use a Starwheel machine to trap and drain the Defenders. Only Savage Hulk is able to power through the draining and cause enough feedback to destroy the Starwheel and free them all inDefenders vol.2 #8:
And any such notion that the Gray Hulk can never achieve the heights of other Hulks' strength levels should be dismissed in the face of the following infamous feat. Launched by experimental anti-magnetic jet-propelled rocket springs, the Gray Hulk busts apart an asteroid measured to be TWICE the size of the Earth inMarvel Comics Presents #52:
Gray Hulk definitely does not lack in striking power as he manages to best the Abomination. "On paper, the Abomination may, technically, be the more powerfulof the two. The [Gray] Hulk never read those papers." From Incredible Hulk Annual #15:
Hulk pushes two spheres of matter and antimatter apart, the inertia force-field being greater than a neutron star(Marvel Team-Up Annual #2)
One of the most powerful entities Marvel ever published, a living cosmic cube, the Beyonder, famously commented, "You are nothing but raging power personified! An infinity of power -- with no finite elementinside!" From Secret Wars II #2:
The Mad Titan Thanos famously shared such trepidation when faced with the assault of a Power Gem wielding Champion, "In many ways I assume this is what it would be like battling the Terran behemoth, the Hulk. A conflict I've sought to avoid over the years." From Thanos Quest #1:
Even the impossibly powerful Celestials recognize the Hulk's power. Gamiel the Manipulator searched for (and found in Hulk), "evolution's crowning achievement -- the pinnacle of what your species will become..." From Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur #1:
Doc Sampson finds that, through his own battery of tests, "There truly seems to be no limit to the Hulk's strength!" From Incredible Hulk #228:
Here's Hulk overwhelming a quantum molder designed by Ultron to liquify and mold adamantium. During the fight Mad thinker, through mathematical formula, shows us once again what is already known to many, that Hulk's strength is incalculable in Indestructible Hulk #1:
Bruce Banner comes to the realization that the Hulk is incurable in indestructible Hulk #1:
Once again, it should be noted that Hulk is incurable because he is indestructible. Bruce Banner himself notes this when he says" I've come to believe the Hulk is indestructible" in indestructible Hulk #2:
Even the mutated super-genius, Leader, realizes, "The tests are worthless! There's no way to measure his strength! There is nothing he cannot do! I cannot build a device powerful enough to test him with!" FromTales to Astonish #73:
It also shown that Hulk easily withstands extreme temperatures (Tales to astonish #73, Tales to astonish #80, incredible Hulk #105)
Taking a gamma-bomb at point -blank range, a bomb so powerful, regular nuclear bombs are a joke in comparison to it. (Tales to astonish #62)
Hulk matches power and withstands attacks from Galaxy Master, a foe with planet-splitting power, not once but twice! in incredible Hulk #112 and incredible Hulk #270:
Savage Hulk vs Galaxy Master, from Incredible Hulk #112:
Savage Hulk vs Galaxy Master rematch, from Incredible Hulk #270:
The secondary shockwaves that Savage Hulk's blows produce can be just as destructive and powerful as his actual blows. By striking the ground, he produces a shockwave powerful enough to knock a flying Human Torch unconscious in Fantastic Four #25:
In Inhumans #12, he gives the Inhuman Gorgon a taste of his own medicine:
He's cleverly caused tremors that rumble tanks enough to shoot at their own planes in Incredible Hulk #121:
While they can be localized, most of the time Savage Hulk's shockwaves are catastrophic in nature. Here the shockwaves are registered by seismologists in Incredible Hulk #147:
An entire river is parted and splashed away by the concussive power of another shockwave in Incredible Hulkvol.2 #8:
A double-fist pound's shockwave rumbles the Rainbow Bridge enough to toss aside Heimdall in Tales to Astonish #101:
He's destroyed an entire subterranean city with the shockwaves produced by a single blow in Incredible Hulk#127:
His double-fist pounds have caused volcanic eruptions in Incredible Hulk #117 and 170:
Once again it's shown that the Hulk's great striking power in Incredible Hulk #118:
Even while in upstate New York, his shockwaves are felt instantly miles away in Maine in Incredible Hulk Annual 2001:
A single footstomp's "shockwave causes devastation for miles" in Incredible Hulk Annual 2001:
Another double-fist pound sends shockwaves rippling across a town in Deadpool vol.5 #39:
A mutated Miek is punched across a landscape straight through a volcano in Incredible Hulks #625:
He punches a platform underneath a gigantic Wendigo and Bi-Beast so hard, he sends them to outer space inIncredible Hulks #631:
Savage Hulk clashes with Hyperion and the shockwaves they radiate are felt "countless miles away, [as] geologists look to their seismographs -- then shake their heads in disbelief." From Defenders #13:
But Savage Hulk can wreak even greater havoc solo. Here, Savage Hulk's double-fist pound in Colorado creates shockwaves that are felt all the way out inDenmark, from Incredible Hulk Annual #5:
Savage Hulk doesn't just create these enormously powerful shockwaves by striking other objects. He can bring his hands together and create devastating thunderclaps, hurling air particles at high velocities. They've been described as "louder than a jet plane's sonic boom." From Incredible Hulk #4 and Fantastic Four #12:
Handling boulders he can create a thunderclap that is so powerful, the concussion sends Human Torch and Thing flying "helplessly into the air, as the Earth for miles around trembles and shudders." FromFantastic Four #26:
Even with only his bare hands, he's sent Iron Man flying in Mighty Avengers #22:
How are the thunderclaps underwater? "In air, Hulk's clap is akin to a sonic boom. In the much denser medium of water... the effects are catastrophic." FromHulk/Sub-Mariner '98:
Defensively speaking, he can disperse the Sandman's sandstorm as done here in Incredible Hulk#113:
Or disperse Human Torch's flames. From Incredible Hulk #122, Fantastic Four #167 and 534:
The "near hurricane force" winds generated by his thunderclaps can completely snuff out fires engulfing buildings in Defenders #23:
Or blow away a villainous smoky villain -- along with every "tree, rock, blade of grass . . . above ground level . . . by a blast of air so powerful that it puts the fiercest hurricane in history toshame..." in Incredible Hulk Annual #5:
He's even diverted the flight path of missiles with a shockwaves' vibrations in Incredible Hulk #120:
Hulk bring literally brings down the house In incredible Hulk #246 and Tales to astonish #65:
"The force of the Hulk's clap can be felt all the way to the ocean... and as the particles of It, the former Living Colossus, disperse over the wider Los Angeles area..." From Incredible Hulk #244:
Savage Hulk sends Iron Man and Vision flying with a thunderclap in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #7:
Here he sends Blastaar and the armies of the Negative Zone flying in Sentry vol.2 #3:
He's sent the Immortal Hercules flying and deafened him in Hulk Vs Hercules: When Titans Collide #1:
Underwater, Savage Hulk's massive strength manifests itself as the mere act of swimming ends up creating tidal waves that devastate a coastline miles away inIncredible Hulk #145:
Underwater he can swing his arms around fast enough to produce a rotor effect in Incredible Hulk #138:
Hulk easily disrupts the Texas Twister's wind-vortex in Incredible Hulk #264-265:
Here, a temporarily in control Banner, ends up using his strength to vibrate a chemical sample "thousands of times faster than the centrifuge could" in Captain America & Falcon #12:
Savage Hulk can even flex his lungs and release a breath that sends a regiment of soldiers flying, fromIncredible Hulk #5:
Again, he hurls about his enemies with a breath in incredible Hulk #286-290:
How strong can his super-breath be? Here he knocks down an entire forest with one breath in Incredible Hulk#273:
He even uses it to help save Rick's life in Tales to Astonish #70-74:
Hulk performs a Thunderclap with such force, the pressure from the sonic boom sends cars and people (through concrete walls) flying:
The amount of speed Hulk would require would be dozens that of the speed of sound. There is absolutely no way someone of the Hulk's stature can perform such a feat moving at normal or even 10 to 100 times faster. It would have to be tremendous. It is absolutely impossible for the Hulk to perform a feat with strength, without the proportional acceleration of the object (his hands) as well. source: (SlimJ87D
Objects to the moon:
Here, Savage Hulk literally picks up and throws the gigantic Fin Fang Foom straight to the Moon in Hulk Vs Fin Fang Foom #1:
same thing here he must have to be able to move his hand faster than mach 10 to throw someone on the moon, because of his power.
And again, Savage Hulk tosses the Mandarin's monstrous minion into outer space in Incredible Hulk #107:
And once again, Hulk picks up some wreckage and hurls it "with the speed and impact of a missile" in Tales to Astonish #75-77:
Here, Hulk hurls Glenn Talbot in a mandroid battlesuit with an "unbelievable velocity" in Incredible Hulk #245-246:
Savage Hulk can even throw the Soul Gem with such velocity that it goes down through a planet's crust and mantle and deep into the very core of K'ai in Incredible Hulk #248:
A single thunderclap shreds an entire battalion of tanks with force of "near nuclear proportions" in Tales to Astonish #67:
Savage Hulk has wracked Hyperion with a single thunderclap -- that also reverberates for blocks and shatters Dr. Spectrum's prism in Defenders#4:
He's literally snuffed out Dormammu's head with a sneak attack from behind in Defenders vol.3 #5:
Hulk's body not only feeds on gamma radiation, it emits it. And Hulk's used it in defensive and offensive ways. Here, he "expends his almost limitless energy and power, [and] his temperature rises to an unimaginable degree," melting his icy prison in Incredible Hulk #5:
An uncontrollable torrent of gamma radiation ends up incinerating bullets in mid-flight in Incredible Hulk #446. The amount of radiation he projects is so lethal, it instantly kills a handler who exposes his suit and even melts a containment unit that would smother a nuclear warhead:
Hulk's extreme levels of strength have allowed him to do things like ripping whole dimensions asunder, even indirectly, with a thunderclaps and collision shock waves, also withstanding force that can rip apart dimensions, as well as being able to destroy planets with mere footsteps:
A Mindless Hulk literally tears Nightmare's Realm apart (Incredible Hulk #299)
In an attempt to counter a attack from Night-Crawler, the Savage Hulk slams his hands together with so much force that not only does he defuse the attack, but he manages to destroy all the planets/landmasses within the entire dimension(Incredible Hulk #126)!
Sending concussive force throughout countless dimensions by the impact of his collision with theIronclad(Incredible Hulk #305)(entire dimensions, and not multiversal planets. First, the writer describes dimensions and where there are planets there are also dimensions, since every planet is situated in dimensions. Therefore to send concussive force to planets propitiates send concussive force to dimensions and their multitudes of astronomical entities. Second, there are dimensions without planets: Universes in the beginning of formation, universes where equal quantities of matter and antimatter were produced and generated only radiation, etc. Besides, there are infinite inter-branched parallel universes in the Omniverse. Therefore the postulate that suggests only planets received the entire energy is probabilistically equal to zero. Finally, the planets shown there were just examples of what occurred inside the dimensions. The same argument is applied for the premise that they were only sub-sections of the universe, just replacing the words "planet" for "sub-dimension" and "dimension" for "universe". It is important to perceive that the U-Foes's powers were vastly augmented while on Earth, so that Vector repelled reality itself and transported them to theCrossroads)(Incredible Hulk #304).
Hulk contains the energy of an parallel universe in incredible Hulk #349-350:
It should go without saying that World War Hulk's thunderclaps are nothing short of devastating. While holding back, a thunderclap stuns Namora, Angel and the Immortal Hercules in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #107:
Here he tosses back Beast, Kitty Pryde, Colossus and Emma Frost in diamond form. From World War Hulk: X-Men #2:
World War Hulk was powerful enough to match an all-out Sentry blow for blow in World War Hulk #5:
Everything done in the World War Hulk storyline is Hulk holding back with his punches. Amadeus Cho confirms that with his abilities in Hulk Vs Hercules: When Titans Collide #1:
There isn't really anybody in comics who gets a second wind like World War Hulk. After Bruce and Bob beat the alter-egos out of each other, a spike of anger just brings back a seemingly exhausted World War Hulk to full power... and beyond. From World War Hulk #5:
and there he is going "worldbreaker"...
As he ascends towards Worldbreaker levels, the shockwaves from even a single footstep are felt for hundreds of miles around, tossing helicopters in the air, and causing nearly irreparable damage to the bedrock of the Eastern Seaboard.
Even after he allowed the heroes to drain his gamma away, the damage he caused would have split Manhattan Island in half. From World War Hulk: Aftersmash#1:
The consequences of the Worldbreaker's shockwaves are unequivocally continental in scale. Amadeus Cho reminds Red She-Hulk, "I know. I'm not worried about you... just the rest of the freaking continent." FromIncredible Hulks #632:
And again in Son of Hulk #11-12
(Incredible Hulks #610-611)
It's made clear that the "worldbreaker" power-level wasn't just a one time feat. When he's pushed towards Worldbreaker levels again, the shockwaves produced are felt once again throughout the Eastern Seaboard mirroring his previous footstep. From Incredible Hulk #610:
(Incredible Hulk #630-635)
So we know, at worldbreaker power-levels, the Hulk ( and red she-hulk) make the earth quake merely by standing and could sink continents with a footstep.
obviously there's a difference in the amount of effort put into a punch and a footstep. Punches pack way more power and proportion speed than footsteps.
Merely by clashing with Red She-hulk, WB Hulk indirectly......
A. destroyed a planet
B. vaporized a guy on Silver Sufer power-level, as well as guys who rivaled Hulk at base-levels, and the Mindless ones(he even lets the guys attack him so he can amp up that much faster!!).
None of these things were even remotely the focal point of WB Hulk's attack, so they were taking the smallest effects of Hulk's(and Red She-hulk's) power, but they were still destroyed. That's just shows how insanely powerful WB Hulk is.
It's plain to see that worlbreaker Hulk's power is far above the average planet-busting powerhouse.
World War Hulk tosses Fin Fang Foom backwards with such force that Umar's enchanted shields are shattered in Incredible Hulks #634:
Despite the Red Hulk having forcibly absorbed some of World War Hulk's gamma energies, he is defeated by a final thunderclap in Hulk #24:
World War Hulk's also saved lives with his thunderclaps. Here he blows away enough sand to support a crumbling parking garage in Incredible Hulk#611:
There's a lot more where this came from.
Don't mess with the Hulk cause' he's the strongest there is!!
4. THE THREE LAWS OF MOTION
The Three Laws of Motion part 1:
1. Mass is synonymous with inertia or momentum, an object's resistance to movement in a state of excitement or rest which also the same as energy.
|Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.|
2. Force is equal to an objects mass times it's acceleration, F= M x A
|The relationship between an object's mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma. Acceleration and force are vectors (as indicated by their symbols being displayed in slant bold font); in this law the direction of the force vector is the same as the direction of the acceleration vector.|
3. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
For example: just because a person is super strong doesn't mean the object they grab or the platform they stand and move on is as strong as them
The Three Laws of Motion part 2: Applied to Superhumans
THE INCREDIBLE HULK #3
"The Most Powerful Muscles Of Any Living Thing On Earth!"
That quote is said many times in comics, Why is that? It's because....
That quote is said many times in comics, Why is that? It's because....
Hulk is fueled by nuclear power(forces of atomic destruction) , also known as gamma rays. Its energy is reliant on the objects speed of vibration. This is the power of the Hulk. A serious strike from the limbs of the Hulk throws around many tons of earth to move at sonic or supersonic speed, the same as the shockwave of a nuclear explosion, showing that Hulk has no problem hurling things many time his mass at great speeds so obviously the speed which he throws his own body around for these powerful strikes is going to be far beyond sonic or supersonic speeds. Just as Hulk force is generated by speed of motion and not mass so too do the atom smashing forces of gamma waves with the gamma ray.
Muscle power is all about the speed of muscle contraction. Muscles put out power by stretching and then rapidly shortening like rubber bands. Power is the force of an object and how fast that force is traveling.
Because of this, the writers don't have to directly state Hulk's speed when he's really cutting loose with his striking/thrusting.The nature of gamma rays speaks for itself. Constantly stating Hulk's speed would just be redundant.
And of course, Hulk's muscle and skeletal tissue and all his other body tissues are built with the durability that is necessary to withstand putting out such great forces. If he couldn't, his body would fall apart. Superhuman bodies are going to be more dense, denser than a normal human body, and which allows it to handle the pressures it puts on itself as it goes against the force of other objects, able to withstand their own rebounding force or forces that are akin to theirs. As we know Hulk, body is far denser than a normal human's. It's the same on a human level. When you work-out constantly enough your muscles thicken. The reason muscles thicken when you workout is so they can exert more energy without being torn up in the process. The body is adjusting to the constant and abnormal energy output of the muscles by making them tougher to keep them from getting torn up.
Gamma rays bursts come from the most violent cosmic events in the universe, such as a sun collapsing in on itself, clashing neutron stars, black holes, etc. Unlike supernova, gamma ray bursts do not explode in a spherical motion but a jet-stream motion. Gamma rays burst produce as much energy as the sun does in its entire billion year life cycle. The sun is like a trillion megaton bombs exploding every second. That would make the sun's total energy approximately That's about 31 nontillion 360 octillion megatons.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN Gamma rays AND THE OTHER LOWER FORMS OF RADIATION:
electromagnetic radiation is a particle wave that moves the speed of light in one direction a vibrates at a certain speed in another.
In one direction UV rays and gamma rays travel at the speed of light, yet the partcles are so small that what really accounts for the difference in power is the speed they move at from side to side.How fast the wave vibrates from side to side is what determines destructive power. Stars emit gamma rays, but since they are afar off from earth, by the time the rays reach us, their energy has died down, decreasing in vibration, so that they don't rupture atoms down to their cores, and so they become UV rays. There you go! UV rays actually come from gamma rays. And gamma rays come from burning the energy of hydrogens which starts the chemical reaction known as nuclear fusion.
This is where the difference in wavelength/frequency comes from. The slower the vibration, the greater the wave lengh. And in reverse, the faster the vibration, the smaller the wavelength. The speed at which electromagnetic waves go in the horizontal direction isn't what gives them their great power. The mass of the wave is so tiny that the speed means nothing, even going at lightspeed. Gamma waves are transverse waves, like all other elecetromagnetic raditaion. Their maximum power is not determined by how fast they move in the horizontal direction, but on how fast they shake up and down. The true power of the wave does not move in the same direction that it makes its long distance travels.
Hulk physical power is gamma rays, which is electromagnetic field that vibrates super-fast. So fast do these waves vibrate that they give off energy that is equaivalent to a great many tiny masses each individually moving at light-speed. Combine those masses and speeds and see what you get. The perdpendicular oscsillation of a gamma ray is so fast that an electromagnetic wave travels no more than picometer in its horizontal motion within the same moment one oscillation has been completed in the perpendicular direction. Large quantities of gamma rays are emitted by the sun and gamm ray bursts can light up a universe and outshine all other stars for a brief time.
Electromagnetic radiation is a transverse wave. The maxumum velocity of the wave does not move in the same direction the wave travels out. I repeat, wave speed is not equal to the speed at which the wave moves up and down when it comes to transverse waves such as electromagnetic radiation, a form of force.The waves go at the speed of light horizontally but it oscillates up and down at faster than light speeds.
The strength of gamma rays comes from its oscillation speed. Gamma radiation's kinetic energy is measured in electron volts. One elctronvolt is has a mass of 1.782662×10^−36 kg going at lightspeed. Gamma ray bursts are known for Outshining all the stars of a Galaxies or universe with their luminence. That's about power. Power is the rate at which a force moves.
Hulk demonstrates his power with lightning fast jumps AND causing powerful supersonic waves through the earth and the air despite only being as massive as a car. Tell me that isn't a great show of power.