I'm interested to know whether or not The Hulk has ever been controlled using any form of mind-control, or ever been an 'enemy', but not of his own volition.

Has The Hulk ever been controlled using mind-control? Or something similar?

Not part of the question, but I ask this as I'm interested to know personally what to make of the new Avengers: Age of Ultron possibilities. I'm not asking what he's doing in the trailer, but what has possibly happened in the past.

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    Hulk got mind controlled in Earth's mightiest hero by enchantress. Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 12:44
  • While it wasn't direct mind control, I think the Hulk was under Loki's influence on the helicarrier in The Avengers.
    – KSmarts
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 14:42
  • I recall a DC cross-over where I believe Lex Luthor had a swarm of nano-bots constantly buzzing around the Hulk, driving him crazy so he caused a lot of damage and couldn't be calmed.
    – Geoff
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 16:07
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    Annoying him to no end isn't really the same thing as being mind controlled.
    – phantom42
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 16:16
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    Related: Can hulks be shut down psychically?
    – Möoz
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 23:28

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The Hulk has traditionally shown a specific resistance to mind control. Marvel Universe mentions this explicitly.

The Hulk has shown a high resistance to physical damage nearly regardless of the cause, and has also shown resistance to extreme temperatures, mind control, nuclear explosions, poisons, and all diseases. In addition to the regeneration of limbs, vital organs, and damaged or destroyed areas of tissue at an amazing rate. The Hulk also has superhuman endurance.

He does, however, only have a "high resistance", and has been known to be placed under mind control.

In The Incredible Hulk #404, for example, The Hulk is under the control of Mentallo.

Bruce Banner has also been shown to be susceptible.

In Defenders #19, Dr Strange takes control of Bruce Banner's mind to defuse a bomb.

  • Yet, Scarlet Witch can control him in MCU? There must be government laws to enforce consistency. There are possibilities that fans can suicide...
    – user931
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 3:19
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    The Scarlet Witch's powers have been altered for the MCU.
    – phantom42
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 3:22
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    As always, as plot demands.
    – user16696
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 13:07
  • Also, Loki controlled him (after first separating Bruce Banner from The Hulk) in Hulk vs. Thor. Animated movie, not comics, but still...
    – Omegacron
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 16:14
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    @evilangel It's my understanding that she didn't really control him, she only aggravated his emotions.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 1:16

Apocalypse had him as one of his Four Horsemen, so I'm going to point to that. Though Banner wasn't present at the time. Still though

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