Hulk (Marvel)(Ultimate)(01 - Bruce Banner)
Real Name: Robert Bruce Banner
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Superhuman Strength: The Hulk possesses the capacity for nearly limitless physical strength and the uppermost limit of the Hulk's vast strength remains a mystery. He has proven strong enough to break a needle composed of the Ultimate Marvel Universe's version of Adamantium. In times of stress the Hulk's adrenaline level escalates, causing a corresponding escalation in strength. This is not accompanied by an additional gain in mass, but does appear to promote increased levels of energy efficiency. To date the Hulk has never apparently been provoked into demonstrating a maximum output of strength, hence his upper limit remains a mystery. However, whatever the limit, it is well in excess of 100 tons. The Hulk's great strength also exends into the highly developed muscles of his legs and allow shim to leap great distances. Currently the single longest recorded jump is upwards of 3 miles.
Superhuman Stamina: The Hulk's body counteracts fatique poisons; while fighting others in an enraged state, he can maintain peak output for hours on end and still continue to become even stronger as his anger escalates. He has swum the Atlantic Ocean from the Eastern Seaboard of the USA to France without rest.
Superhuman Durability: In addition to great strength, the Hulk's body possesses a high degree of resistance to injury, pain, and disease. The Hulk's skin is capable of withstanding great heat without blistering, great cold without freezing, and tremendous levels of physical trauma. The Hulk's resistance to harm has extended to the point where he can withstand a zero point detonation of a nuclear weapon. He has also been able to resist Jovian atmospheric pressures.
Regenerative Healing Factor: The Hulk is capable of regenerating damaged or destroyed areas of his body with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Wounds that would be deadly to most other creatures take a short period time for the Hulk to recover. The Hulk's highly efficient physiology renders him immune to all known Earthly diseases.
Superhuman speed: Hulk has been seen running at speeds greater than 200mph
Bruce Banner is a brilliant scientist with extensive knowledge of human anatomy. He is also a highly rated expert in radiation and its effects on the human body. The Hulk, while having no formal training, is a formidable hand to hand combatant simply due to his great physical attributes. He typically uses street fighting and brawling techniques that make full use of his strength.
Ultimate Hulk has been seen to overpower Ultimate Thor in physical combat, engage and overpower the Abomination during the invasion of the Liberators as well as engaging and nearly overwhelming a combined force of two versions of Squadron Supreme, the Ultimate X-Men, the Ultimate Fantastic Four and the Ultimates before being narrowly defeated. He has been rated as having a strength level in excess of 100 tons, in the same tier as Thanos and the Silver Searcher.
As a result in a failed attempt of re-creating the Super Soldier Serum that made the famed Captain America, Bruce Banner mutated and became the green Hulk, fighting Spider-man and destroying Chelsea piers. After this incident Bruce Banner became somewhat a pariah.
In The Ultimates, Banner had to take a long leave after the incident before being re-instated. He had to get three blood tests a day and they were unable to find traces of Hulk cells for 12 weeks. Banner frequently took pills to prevent himself from sleeping because he said "Being asleep felt too much like the Hulk being awake".
He got demoted to second-in-charge after the Pyms. When the body of Captain America is found in the Arctic Ocean, Banner's job changes from recreating the Super Soldier Serum to extracting the Super Soldier Serum from Captain America.
After seeing the Pyms make more advances, he began to look at himself as a failure, because he had failed to complete his task and because of his broken relationship with Betty.
Since the Ultimates didn't seem to have any action, Bruce decided to make some. He carefully devised a plan where the Ultimates would appear to be heroes. He set up an antidote with an adamantium needle. He mixed the Super Soldier Serum with the Hulk serum and injected himself with it. He became the Grey Hulk. He climbed a building King Kong style, wanting to kill Freddie Prinze Junior out of jealousy.
This Hulk was much stronger than the original. He took on all the Ultimates and even broke an adamantium needle. This Hulk was more like Banner's inner emotions let out, being over protective of Betty, and talking about how Betty made him horny. He was finally reverted to Banner by Wasp when she stung part of his brain, rendering him unconscious.
He was held in a special cell and had to take medication frequently. He said he could control his rage by watching "Curb Your Enthusiasm". He escaped during the "Ultimate War" and ate 3 doctors. He was restrained and again held captive.
When the Chitauri came to invade Earth, they decided they needed the Hulk's help. They threw Banner off a helicopter to traumatize him and turn him into the Hulk and told him that Kleiser was with Betty. The Hulk ended up eating Herr Kleiser and was reverted to Banner via Antidote Arrow by Hawkeye.
News of the connection between Hulk and Banner spread through the media via Black Widow. S.H.I.E.L.D., embarrassed, held a trial for the Hulk and gave him a death sentence for killing over 800 people. They sedated Banner with sedative made by Pym and put him on an ship where they would nuke it and destroy the Hulk forever. Banner transformed into the Hulk before he landed on the Island. It is speculated that the sedative was specially formulated so Banner would survive.
Banner then made a secret phone call to Pym.
Banner then managed to swim to a Parisian Beach. Banner turns into the Hulk after he gets infuriated by a Parisian psychologist. Then he relocates himself to a farm but again gets infuriated when he is mocked about eating tofurkey, a tofu turkey substitute. Then he goes to Tibet to search for the Panchen Lama, who he discovers is only a child, to find out why he turns into the Hulk when he's angry.
Hee says he has recently gotten "in touch with his inner psychopath" and gets stepped on by a giant robot, turning into the Hulk at his own will. He assists the Ultimates against the Liberators by eating the Abomination.
While some characters that debuted in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up may act inconsistently from their other, later appearances, The Official Handbook of the Ultimate Marvel Universe: Ultimate X-Men/The Ultimates 2005 #1 confirms this character's appearance to be in-continuity.
The Ultimate version of this character is not an alternate identity of the regular Marvel character as the Ultimate universe is a distinct reality.
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First Appearance: Ultimate Marvel Team-Up (2001) #2
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Hulk: The Movie Adaptation (2003)
Official Handbook of the Ultimate Marvel Universe: The Ultimates & X-Men 2005 (2005)
Squadron Supreme (2008)
#1 The Ultimates (2002)
- 'Power to the People! Part 1 of 6: Four For The Future!'
#2 The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007)
- '21st Century Boy'#4
- 'Hulk Does Manhattan'#6
- 'Giant Man vs. The Wasp'#7#9#12
- 'Persons of Mass Destruction'#13
- 'How I Learned to Love the Hulk'
Ultimate Comics Ultimates (2011)
#7 Ultimate Fantastic Four (2004)
- 'Two Cities, Two Worlds.'#8
- 'Two Cities, Two Worlds, Part Two'#9
- 'Two Cities, Two Worlds. Part Three'#12
- 'Two Cities. Two Worlds. Part Six'
#53 Ultimate Hawkeye (2011)
- 'Four Cubed, Part 4'
Ultimate Hulk (2008)
Annual 1 Ultimate Human (2008)
- 'No Shoes, No Shirt, No Pants, No Service!'
Ultimate Marvel Team-Up (2001)
#2 Ultimate Origins (2008)
- 'Spider-Man & Hulk Part One of Two'#3
- 'Spider-Man & Hulk'
Ultimate Power (2006)
#7 Ultimate Spider-Man (2000)
- 'Part 7 of 9'#8
- 'Part 8 of 9'#9
- 'Part 9 of 9'
#130 Ultimate Thor (2010)
- 'Ultimatum!, Part 2'#131
- 'Ultimatum!, Part 3'#132
- 'Ultimatum!, Part 4'#133
- 'Ultimatum!, Chapter 5'
Ultimate War (2003)
Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk (2006)
#1 Ultimate X (2010)
- 'Part 1'#2#3#4#5
- 'As Told In Five Parts'#6
- 'Part 6 of 6'
#5 Ultimates 2 (2005)
- 'Origins, Chapter Five: What is Ultimate X?'
Annual 01 Ultimates 3 (2008)
- 'The Reserves'#1#2
- 'Dead Man Walking'#3
- 'The Trial of the Hulk'#11
- 'America Strikes Back'#12
- 'The Avengers'#13
- 'Independence Day'
#1 Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem (2009)
- 'Ultimatum Chapter One: Three Kings'#2
- 'Ultimatum Chapter Two: Death Becomes Her'#5
- 'Ultimatum Chapter Five: The Ugly Truth'
Ultimate Avengers (2006)
Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)
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