His mustache

#1 Posted by drgnofdeath (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Its been bothering me since I saw the red hulk change back into Ross.
What happens to his mustache when he's the red hulk? He doesn't have one when he's the red hulk but when he changed back he has a mustache.
Does it retract into his face when he transform and comes back out when he changes back or something.

#2 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8869 posts) - - Show Bio

It's because Red Hulks is not cool and only cool people get to rock an awesome mustache.  Hence the cosmic powers of awesome remove his mustache whenever he transforms.

#3 Posted by skullduggery pleasant (54 posts) - - Show Bio

The same thing has been bothering me too. I thought it was probably something having to do with gamma rays affecting facial hair, but then i looked back at the Old Man Logan issues and there are many hulks with facial hair. example: 
http://images.wizarduniverse.com/WizardUniverse/oldmanlogan/commentary1/oldman8.jpg

#4 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio
@Crom-Cruach said:
" It's because Red Hulks is not cool and only cool people get to rock an awesome mustache.  Hence the cosmic powers of awesome remove his mustache whenever he transforms. "
This is the best answer that comicvine has to offer. Take it or leave it ;P
#5 Posted by LT1085 (3635 posts) - - Show Bio

He absorbs it which is where he derives the majority of his power.

#6 Posted by bingbangboom (735 posts) - - Show Bio

It is not effected by the gamma rays, so he gets bigger but the hair stays the same size. By the time he gets Hulk size, you don't notice it because it is under his nose. Sort of like Hitler or Charlie Chaplin, which btw were also rumored to be Red Hulk.

#7 Posted by Deranged Midget (261 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait what? Ross is the Red Hulk? In Hulk vs X-force, Rulk is shown speaking to General Ross and Samson. What did I miss? :(

#8 Posted by bingbangboom (735 posts) - - Show Bio
@Deranged Midget said:
" Wait what? Ross is the Red Hulk? In Hulk vs X-force, Rulk is shown speaking to General Ross and Samson. What did I miss? :( "
Yeah, cat is out of the bag. I think it was a life model decoy. Lame.
#9 Posted by Matezoide2 (15999 posts) - - Show Bio

and Red She-Hulk is Betty
 




 
 

#10 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

A semi related question, why does his hair turn black? When Hulk got old, didn't his hair turn gray?
 

#11 Posted by Calvin (3479 posts) - - Show Bio
@drgnofdeath: PIS
#12 Posted by bingbangboom (735 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing makes sense about Red Hulk... I say "magic"

#13 Posted by Lokheit (489 posts) - - Show Bio

A mustache would have eliminated any mystery about his identity, anyway this really hasn't any logical explanation.

#14 Posted by kareem (281 posts) - - Show Bio

do we know for sure that it is betty?
#15 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio
@kareem: 100% certain. Equal dumbest idea ever conceived at Marvel tied with Siege.
#16 Posted by DH69 (4193 posts) - - Show Bio

hulk had a beard, it just means well Crom-Cruach put it best HE AINT COOL ENOUGH TO HAVE  A MUSTACHE

#17 Posted by G Bird (1277 posts) - - Show Bio

That's a good question, but you know if they would of had Red Hulk with that big mustache everybody would of known it was Ross all along and it wouldn't have been a surprise.

#18 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (18976 posts) - - Show Bio

Radiation makes it fall out and when he changes back it re-grows... no that's just silly, when he Hulks-out it camouflages itself 

#19 Edited by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'! (2529 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:

" A semi related question, why does his hair turn black? When Hulk got old, didn't his hair turn gray?
 

"
yeah but Banner's Hair turns from brown to Black or green.
 
In a Hulk comic from around 10 years ago, Banner has full-grown facial hair, like a goatee and a mustache, and when he turns into the hulk, he's clean-shaven.
#20 Edited by Joeybagad0nutz (1378 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr.Hulk_Smashin'!:
I've seen in one of his comics, he was hidin in Alaska and he had a full grown beard and when he turned into the hulk, the Hulk had it too. I guess it just depends on the artist.
#21 Posted by cleverboy (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I know this thread is a year old, but I wanted to help you guys out. Short Answer: The hair is masquerading as the Red Hulk's upper lip. Think of Ross like a skrull with a moustache. You guys watch the series Mighty Avengers? In recent episodes, Iron Man was apprised of the skrull invasion. In complaining of his suspicions to the Avengers, he noted that Wasp and Hulk were "shape changers". It's interesting to note that they are two very different types of "shape changers". We know the Wasp and Giant Man change in size, but the general impression has always been that the Hulk grows and gets more muscular. But, we know that in practice... this isn't true. No gamma-irradiated character has ever simply gotten bigger. Their mutation has a deeply psychological component. Virtually every aspect of a gamma mutation is up for grabs. Some gets scales, some grow wings, some get giant heads, some have various colors, some get more sexually attractive. In Ross' case, his Hulk is specifically intended to look like the Hulk he hated so much... except Red. When Ross goes through his transformation, the facial hair (other than his eyebrows) simply mutates into his lip. It doesn't retract, or fall out, the hair mutates. All Hulks have hair that mutates in a variety of ways. Some mutations make the hair longer, other mutations make some hair, in different places, appear to vanish entirely... even if it is technically still there. Ross didn't simply want to be a bigger version of himself. He wanted to be a bolder, badder, more imposing version of the monster he has hated all his life. It's the mutation version of Cesar Romero powdering his moustache to be the Joker. In their minds, their alter egos don't have moustaches.

#22 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1851 posts) - - Show Bio

@cleverboy said:

I know this thread is a year old, but I wanted to help you guys out. Short Answer: The hair is masquerading as the Red Hulk's upper lip. Think of Ross like a skrull with a moustache. You guys watch the series Mighty Avengers? In recent episodes, Iron Man was apprised of the skrull invasion. In complaining of his suspicions to the Avengers, he noted that Wasp and Hulk were "shape changers". It's interesting to note that they are two very different types of "shape changers". We know the Wasp and Giant Man change in size, but the general impression has always been that the Hulk grows and gets more muscular. But, we know that in practice... this isn't true. No gamma-irradiated character has ever simply gotten bigger. Their mutation has a deeply psychological component. Virtually every aspect of a gamma mutation is up for grabs. Some gets scales, some grow wings, some get giant heads, some have various colors, some get more sexually attractive. In Ross' case, his Hulk is specifically intended to look like the Hulk he hated so much... except Red. When Ross goes through his transformation, the facial hair (other than his eyebrows) simply mutates into his lip. It doesn't retract, or fall out, the hair mutates. All Hulks have hair that mutates in a variety of ways. Some mutations make the hair longer, other mutations make some hair, in different places, appear to vanish entirely... even if it is technically still there. Ross didn't simply want to be a bigger version of himself. He wanted to be a bolder, badder, more imposing version of the monster he has hated all his life. It's the mutation version of Cesar Romero powdering his moustache to be the Joker. In their minds, their alter egos don't have moustaches.

perfect

#23 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

I still say that the retraction hair idea is bullcrap. He sheds his hair like a werewolf does when it reverts back into human form.

The best examples of this are in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and in Van Helsing.

Van Helsing transformation (aka Wolverine gets hairier)

#24 Posted by VenomousDragon (975 posts) - - Show Bio

I still think he would be awesome with His mustache.

#25 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

@VenomousDragon:

Well....Hulk had a beard for a while. So...kind-of?

#26 Posted by VenomousDragon (975 posts) - - Show Bio

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope said:

@VenomousDragon:

Well....Hulk had a beard for a while. So...kind-of?

Ya but the novelty isnt there, like it would be with ross.

#27 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

Well there is a pic of him in mid-morph sporting a gray mustache. Hulk 53. Can't find it though online to show you. :(

#28 Posted by JonSmith (4010 posts) - - Show Bio

To put it simply: It's not just his mustache that disappears, it's his eyebrows too. His mustache doesn't retract, it's consumed. When he gains mass as he transforms into Red Hulk, that mass grows over his short hairs, such as his chest hair, back hair (ugh), eyebrows, and, of course, his mustache. Why this didn't effect Maestro's mustache is a possibility of three reasons: One, his beard was of such length that it couldn't be overgrown by the extra mass. Two, he hadn't turned into Banner in such a long time that the beard was fully Hulk grown, so no reason for it to be grown over. Or three: The unique combination of gamma and cosmic radiation that made Red Hulk caused a different reaction in said short hairs. This would also explain his black nails and hair.

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