Questions tagged [the-incredible-hulk]

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In the Avengers movie, why is Hulk's behaviour inconsistent?

In the Avengers movie, when Why is that? The only thing I could think of is that it has been many days (a year?) since the Hulk had gotten angry, so he couldn't control himself. But that's ...
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How do the Incredible Hulk's pants stay on but not his shirt?

I guess I can live with the fact that the Incredible Hulk changes size drastically when he transforms, but why does his shirt rip off and not his pants? I think that we need a little better answer ...
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Why did Marvel choose to recast Bruce Banner in Avengers?

The 2008 film "The Incredible Hulk" was the second film in setting up the MCU. It has a post credit scene where Tony Stark meets General Ross for a possible candidature for Hulk as a part of the ...
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Was the Hulk based on Jekyll/Hyde?

I've always wondered about the parallels between Bruce Banner and Dr Jekyll. Both are good natured men of science and both transform into questionable alter egos... Is there any evidence that Bruce ...
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Could the Hulk become powerful enough to break adamantium?

The madder the Hulk gets, the stronger and more powerful he becomes. Could he eventually become mad enough to break adamantium? I've seen a couple of cartoons where it is Hulk vs Wolverine. These ...
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How does The Incredible Hulk change mass?

When Dr Bruce Banner becomes The Incredible Hulk he increases in height and presumably weight. My question is - how does that mass increase occur? I'm looking (obviously) for an in-universe ...
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How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily?

Being that Hulk gets stronger when he gets angrier, how was Thanos able to knock Hulk out with such ease and why did Hulk not get more angry and increase his strength when fighting Thanos? From what I ...
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How many Hulks are there?

I don't know much about the Marvel Universe, but I do know that there is/has-been more than one Hulk. I've heard of the Red Hulk and She-Hulk. Are there others? How many Hulks are there?
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Hulk vs. Superman - did they ever fight? Who won?

Many people extremely underestimate Hulk. They don't know that Hulk's strength grows the more he fights. It doesn't matter if you are x100 stronger, he soon will be just as strong and then some. It ...
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Why doesn't S.H.I.E.L.D. put Hulk on the index and lock him away?

In Marvel Cinematic Universe, we see that S.H.I.E.L.D. puts dangerous and unstable supernaturals on the index and locks them away (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Talking about Hulk, he is both ...
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Can the Incredible Hulk die?

In this question some users pointed out that the Hulk cannot age or ages really slow in relationship with normal people, which makes him an immortal. But my question is this: Can he die in a battle?
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Why aren't we getting Hulk sequels in the MCU?

Since the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we've had three Iron Man movies, two Thor movies, and two Captain America movies, but only one Hulk movie. Why? Why aren't we getting more Hulk ...
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Is the Hulk in the Avengers the same as in the other movies?

I hadn't seen the two Hulk movies (Hulk (2003) and The Incredible Hulk (2008)) before seeing the Avengers. In a comment on In the Avengers movie, why is Hulk's behaviour inconsistent? I commented ...
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How did Banner get unstuck?

In the final battle of Avengers: Infinity War, Banner charges at Thanos, who dodges by shifting phase, much like Vision can. However, instead of Thanos shifting phase himself, it looks like he uses ...
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Has the Hulk ever refused to do this in comics?

In Avengers: Infinity War, the Hulk We can only speculate as to the reasons and wait for sequel to come out; but has this ever happened in the comics? If yes, what was the reason?
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Why aren't more Hulk-like beings being created?

The Hulk was created in a fairly mundane way. Just take one human, add a load of gamma radiation and you get a hulk. Given this fairly simple recipe, why have more hulks not been created? I know ...
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Has the Hulk ever broken a bone?

I've read quite a few Hulk comics / comics where Hulk makes a guest appearance and AFAIK, he's never broken a bone in a fight, or at least it's never been made really obvious that he has. I guess he'...
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Is the Hulk technically a mutant?

Hulk has extraordinary powers, well above that of a normal human being. Can we say that Hulk is a mutant?
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Why was Bruce Banner named David Banner in the old TV show?

In the old TV show Dr. Banner's first name was David rather than Bruce. Was there any reason for this name change, or is this just something the series did?
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Does The Hulk need oxygen to survive?

I'm not very familiar with the different versions of The Hulk. However, in general does he need to breathe oxygen in order to survive? Would it be possible to kill him by propelling him into outer ...
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How does Hulk lift Mjolnir in Ultimate Avengers movie?

In the Ultimate Avengers movie, Hulk initially struggles to lift Mjolnir, but eventually does and uses it against Thor. How is this possible? I think it's been well established that only those worthy ...
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Has Wolverine ever beaten The Hulk in a fight?

Wolverine and Hulk are two Marvel characters that have incredible powers of healing/recovery, making them extremely difficult (potentially impossible) to kill. In addition, both of them have super-...
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What did the Scarlet Witch show the Hulk/Bruce Banner?

In the Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Scarlet Witch and her brother team up with Ultron against the Avengers for a while. In a few scenes, she uses her mind-powers against them. She shows Tony Stark (...
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Why is the Hulk's skin green?

I know that the original Hulk was originally supposed to be grey, and real life printing issues and decisions caused him to eventually be portrayed as green (and then grey again). However, is there ...
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How is MCU Hulk voiced?

Starting in Thor: Ragnarok, Hulk can remain calm enough for long enough to carry on semi-intelligent conversation. Is the voice acting done by Mark Ruffalo? Is it digitally or acoustically altered?
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Can a cage made out of Vibranium contain The Hulk?

Vibranium absorbs Kinetic Energy and becomes stronger. On the other hand, The Hulk's rage makes him stronger. Which one will win? Can a cage made out of Vibranium contain The Hulk? Has this thing ...
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Is there a difference in the Red Hulk's and Green Hulk's powers?

I get that the two Hulks are different characters, but is there a difference in the Red Hulk's and Green Hulk's powers?
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How did Bruce Banner become the Hulk at will?

In the Avengers movie, I thought Dr. Banner would become the Hulk during his collision, but he became the Hulk just before the collision when he was not angry (or, similar emotion). How?
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Why is the Hulk so angry?

I have seen this question addressed on another site, but I read all the postings for the-hulk tag and the-incredible-hulk tag on stackexchange, and could not find this question expressed so plainly ...
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Was the footage Tony Stark saw of the Hulk original or was it from a previous movie?

When Agent Coulson visits Stark and Potts in Stark Tower, he gives Stark all of their information on the various Avengers. When Stark pulls it up he sees footage of the Hulk rampaging through some ...
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What happens to Bruce Banner when Hulk loses a tooth?

In Age Of Ultron we witnessed Hulk lose a tooth. My question is: Has Bruce Banner lost a tooth as well?
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Old Man Logan - how did the Hulk end up as a villain?

I don't read a lot of comics, and most of those I do are from DC or indie publishers. However, I recently picked up Old Man Logan just because I liked the art (that's the only usual reason I read any ...
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Is Adamantium common?

In issue 5 of the recent Incredible Hulk ongoing (vol. 3), it is revealed that separated the Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner. He does this using an adamantium chainsaw. Image blurred to protect the ...
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Is the Hulk immortal?

In World War Hulk, we see a what-if scenario with Bruce Banner actually making it to the 'peaceful planet'. Does this imply the Hulk is immortal? What about Bruce?
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What are Bruce Banner's Ph.Ds?

In Thor: Ragnarok, Bruce Banner mentions to Thor that he has several Ph.Ds. Later, Thor jokingly tells him, mid-fight, to "do something, use one of your Ph.Ds". This was hilarious to me, but it ...
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What did Veronica spray on Hulk in Age of Ultron?

In Age of Ultron, after Wanda Maximoff sends Hulk into a rampage, Tony Stark has to call in Veronica to Pacify Hulk because Natasha is not available to pacify him. Veronica sprays Hulk with a lot of ...
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What is the “canonical” size of The Hulk?

I've noticed that in the recent Hulk movies his size varies from movie to movie. I've heard, but don't know for a fact that the size of the Hulk seemed to change during the 2003 Eric Bana Hulk movie. ...
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Why so much Hulk? Where's Bruce?

I'm reading Avengers Assemble, the Avengers series that's meant to be a jumping-on point for people who got introduced to the Avengers through the recent movie. We're four issues in at this point and ...
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Does Banner have a medical degree?

In the Avengers movie, Dr. Banner is discovered treating patients for some unspecified, possibly unknown, disease in what looks to be the slums of India. From my recollection, Banner is a gamma ...
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How exactly does the Thor vs Hulk fight end in Thor: Ragnarok?

I couldn't make out what happens at the end of the much anticipated Thor-vs-Hulk fight in Thor: Ragnarok. We see that for most of the fight: And at the end of the fight: Then, suddenly: So what ...
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Is there any significance to Stan Lee's cameo in the Incredible Hulk?

In The Incredible Hulk (2008), Stan Lee's cameo is more related to the plot than his other cameos. There a scene where Bruce hurts himself in the factory and spills some blood, he freaks out and stops ...
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What happened to Stan Lee after he drank the gamma soda?

In The Incredible Hulk, we see Stan Lee drinking a soda with Bruce Banner's blood in it: He drops the bottle and we're told: ...it had more kick than he expected ...
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Does the Hulk's skin repel bullets?

I'm watching the Iron Man: Armored Adventures cartoon and the Hulk is just standing there taking bullets. It seems like in every version I see, he can withstand a massive amount of damage. Is his ...
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Why was the MCU Super Soldier program considered a failure?

In Marvel Cinematic Universe, military tried to create super soldiers like Hulk, but they failed. So, the program was shut down. Where did they fail? Didn't Blonsky get Wolverine-type super healing ...
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Could HYDRA have killed Bruce Banner?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, HYDRA had a plan that seemed good on paper, but I wondered how would they deal with the Hulk? We know from Avengers that conventional guns (e.g., his suicide ...
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Has there ever been a fight between Iron Man and the Hulk where one of them won?

I've been thinking about, and I've read spin-off stories that talk about who would win in a fight: Iron Man or the Hulk. Iron Man has technology and speed on his side, but the Hulk has brute strength ...
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Bruce Banner needs to eat, but does the Hulk?

Does the Hulk actually need to consume food, or is Bruce Banner's normal dietary intake enough? I'm asking because it seems transforming from the Hulk back to Bruce Banner with a half a cow in his ...
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How long has Romanov been pacifying Hulk?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Natasha Romanov gets The Hulk to relax back into Bruce Banner when The Hulk is no longer needed. I do not recall her doing this in The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, or in ...
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What happens if the Hulk were to swallow the Tesseract, and then return to human form? [closed]

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 ...
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Why does Professor Hulk wear glasses?

Professor Hulk is featured in Avengers: Endgame predominantly wearing glasses But why does he need glasses? Are we saying that Hulk has always been visually impaired?