Red Hulks Powers?

#1 Edited by DEGRAAF (7875 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Red Hulk still have the ability to absorb energies and radiation?

After the fall of the intelligencia Banner took Ross's ability to absorb surrounding energies away bc they found out it was eventually going to kill him. Can someone please clarify this for me?

All i keep hearing is that he can absorb energy still which should be a false statement.

Red Hulk draining Banner of his Gamma energy

#2 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11309 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure he can absorb energy. Maybe not all types of energies he usually was able too..

#3 Posted by Zhakaraz (81 posts) - - Show Bio

can he change back into human form?

#4 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11309 posts) - - Show Bio

@Zhakaraz: I don't think he ever could

#5 Posted by DEGRAAF (7875 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee: @Zhakaraz:

Yes, he can change bcak if he wanted to but the problem is no one besides Banner and Betty seem to know who he truely is. Everyone else in the world seem to think Thunderbolt Ross is dead so if he ever came out and told everyone it would prove that he went against his counrtry and helped terrorist attack his country and he would be court marshalled or something. they said all he has left his his reputatio and that reputation mean more then anything to him so he refuses to let it be tarnished.

#6 Posted by jloneblackheart (5506 posts) - - Show Bio

He cannot absorb energy any more. His Red Hulk state was unstable because of it and it would have killed him. Banner removed the ability.

I know Betty can only change back when she is scared. I have seen Ross turn back as well, but I forget the circumstances.

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#7 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11309 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: Ahh, okay makes sense. Thanks

#8 Posted by DEGRAAF (7875 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart: Thank you i knew i wasnt going crazy. Anyways i guess they have given him that ability back because i keep hearing he is absorbing energy. Also i have seen Betty change back and forth without being scared. When Fall of the Hulks ended she was walking around as Betty and didnt change to Red She-Hulk until Banner irritated her. She seems to be able to switch back and forth at will like Jen Walters

#9 Posted by jloneblackheart (5506 posts) - - Show Bio
@DEGRAAF Looks like, as usual, fans are paying more attention than the writers and editors. Betty said she could only change when scared in the new Defenders (Fraction, go figure) and I know for sure that Bruce removed Ross's energy absorption at the end of World War Hulks
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#10 Posted by DEGRAAF (7875 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart: Yea i remember readin that Bruce took it away bc i couldnt have been more excited about it lol. I tried finding a scan of it to post but came up with nothing.

I didnt read the defenders but yea that definitely wasnt the case for her in Incredible Hulks

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

Does he get stronger when he gets madder?

#12 Posted by DEGRAAF (7875 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: no, he gets hotter like a nuclear reactor when it exerts more energy. But if he gets to hot he gets dizzy

#13 Edited by CATPANEXE (9368 posts) - - Show Bio

I had to re-read a few issues. Anyways, there's been comics since World War Hulks, currently/at the time I'm posting this however:

- Power Drain:

Red Hulk retained this ability after WWHS. He can drain energy/ect. He used this on Omegex in Hulk #40. If he uses it to too great a degree, he runs the risk of trapping himself in Red Hulk form forever. But not of losing the ability. He has used it to an extreme degree and not suffered the ill effects yet.

- Change form:

Red Hulk initially chose not to return to human form as Ross was a known terrorist at the time for his attempt to take over the US. The writers quickly abandoned that notion. Next, Ross's enemy General Fortean injected him with nanotechnology that would kill him in human form, so he again chose not to revert. This also was written out now and Ross found a way to compromise the nanotechs.

Red Hulk currently retains his original power set, with a minor tweak/limitation to the power drain aspect, which is he can but has a psychological issue with using the ability for fear of being trapped as a Hulk. More noted is that writers are apt to change any of these boundaries, and the likelihood A.) as a Hulk, he shares the ability to evolve past weakness and B.) Banner nor Ross fully comprehend the designs of MODOK and there's more to it.

@jloneblackheart said:

@DEGRAAF Looks like, as usual, fans are paying more attention than the writers and editors. Betty said she could only change when scared in the new Defenders (Fraction, go figure) and I know for sure that Bruce removed Ross's energy absorption at the end of World War Hulks

No, writers paid attention. It's just that the writers have written more plot since World War Hulks, which was over a year ago now and then under Loeb and Red Hulk has been written by Parker now for some time. Betty Ross changes from Red She-Hulk to Betty when she's frightened enough to the best of my own knowledge and it's just a version of emotional powering down like the Hulk himself has, and that was a recent development in the Defenders book, though she has been reverted to human form do to being lethally attacked prior. She still changes from Betty to Red She Hulk by becoming enraged.

#14 Posted by DocFatalis (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, still got his absorption powers.

At one point Banner made him believe they were gone, but he had to reveal the truth and let Ross use his powers during a moderately successful mission to thwart the post mortem plans of MODOK and his allies.

#15 Posted by fesak (7040 posts) - - Show Bio

I still mad because his moustache disappears when he turns into Hulk.

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#16 Posted by jloneblackheart (5506 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATPANEXE @DocFatalis I stopped reading after WWHS so I was just going with DEGRAAF that I remembered them being removed.

And Jeff Parker might be paying attention, but I doubt Fraction is :P
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#17 Posted by DEGRAAF (7875 posts) - - Show Bio

It doesnt surprise me that they gave them back to him. They had to find some cop out way of letting him get stronger. Also it seperates him a little bit from being a total Original Hulk copy. I wish Incredible Hulk would just shove his fist through Red Hulks chest and tear out his heart already. Even that probably wouldnt kill him but if would at least be something worth watching that starred the red hulk

#18 Posted by Z3RO180 (6430 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee: is the red hulk a seprate personality or is it ross still in controll??

#19 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11309 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180: Ross is 100% in control

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

So in his Avengers EMH appearance, he has fire manipulation... Can he really do that?

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

@Gambit1024:

He generates extreme heat that engulfs him in fire. He can't control it like Pyro can. Although he has gone mad enough to breath fire at times, just not enough to turn him into a red skinned Fin Fang Foom. I dunno if he has reached the level of anger to generate heat waves, but it's certainly possible he can.

He can also melt his way through any form of metal outside of Adamantium. He wasn't able to do so when he was first jailed because Gamma Base is a Hulk prison built to contain a fully enraged Green Hulk. Ergo, no amount of heat would be enough to let him escape.

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