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When the Hulk is first approached in The Avengers movie the following exchange happens1:

Natasha Romanoff: Doctor, we're facing a potential global catastrophe.

Bruce Banner: Well, those I actively try to avoid.

Natasha Romanoff: This is the Tesseract. [she shows him a photo of the Tesseract on her cell phone]

Natasha Romanoff: It has the potential energy to wipe out the planet.

Bruce Banner: What does Fury want me to do? Swallow it?

Natasha Romanoff: Well, he wants you to find it. It's been taken. It omits a gamma signature that's too weak for us to trace. There's no one that knows gamma radiation like you do. If there was, that's where I'd be.

Bruce Banner: So Fury isn't after the monster?

What happens if the Hulk swallows the Tesseract(the energy source cube from The Avengers movie) and then morphs back to human form?

My idea: Hulk wont need to pull ambient-gamma radiation to transform again. Will have it inside. Would need to eat an alien to help digesting.

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    If it could fit down his throat, he wouldn't return to human form until he exhumes it because he would be in a constant state of agitation and rage from the pain. – Gorchestopher H Aug 23 '12 at 15:42
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    The Tesseract would go whereever his additional mass goes when he reverts. Which, if I'm not mistaken, is into the Tesseract. So the Tesseract would go into itself, sort of like when Farnsworth and Alternafarnsworth pulled the paraboxes out from inside each other. Additionally, there would be a stupid Whedon one-liner, and a sight gag reminiscent of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, probably involving belching. – John O Aug 23 '12 at 15:46
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    @JohnO Where did we learn that the Hulk's additional mass goes into the Tesseract? – NominSim Aug 23 '12 at 16:02
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    @JohnO has it been established in a movie that Hulk's additional mass goes to the Tesseract when he reverts to Bruce Banner? – Wilerson Aug 23 '12 at 16:06
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    @johno So what you're saying is that that's not how it works in the comic books. – OghmaOsiris Aug 23 '12 at 18:59
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If it could fit down his throat, he wouldn't return to human form until he excretes it because he would be in a constant state of agitation and rage from the pain.

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