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"Within each of us, ofttimes, there dwells a mighty and raging fury"

—Old Arabian Proverb (from Incredible Hulk #175)
Real name: Bruce Banner
First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)

Created by:

Stan Lee (writer)
Jack Kirby (artist)

Team affiliations:

Avengers, Defenders, Warbound, Hulkbusters, S.M.A.S.H., Horsemen of Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, The Order, Pantheon, S.H.I.E.L.D., Secret Avengers


Unlimited Strength,

Jumping/Pseudo Flight, Thunderclap, Limitless Stamina, Dynamic Durability, Regenerative Healing Factor, Immunity to Diseases and Viruses, Incredible Speed, Lightning-Fast Reflexes, Adaptation, Super Breath, Telepathic Resistance, Enhanced Senses & Extrasensory Perception via Mystic Senses, Gamma Radiation/Energy Manipulation and Emission, Optic Blast, Retroactive Immortality, Skilled Hand to Hand Fighter and Combatant, Anger Empowerment, Connection with Magic and the One Below All/the One Above All

Portrayed by:

Lou Ferrigno
Eric Bana
Edward Norton
Mark Ruffalo

The Incredible Hulk is a character created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby in 1962, in response from fans who indicated that their favorite character was the Thing (Lee also created the Fantastic Four). So he wanted to make a character similar to him.

The Hulk's first series was called The Incredible Hulk. The series was only six issues. After that, the Hulk guested on other characters' comics until he was in the anthology superhero series Tales to Astonish. It only had the Hulk for half of each issue, then featured another superhero. Then Tales to Astonish became The Incredible Hulk in 1968.

Character History[]

Robert Bruce Banner was born the son of Dr. Brian Banner, an atomic physicist, and his wife Rebecca Banner. Although Rebecca deeply loved Bruce, who returned her affection, Brian deeply hated their child. Brian never wanted children because of what happened to him and his sisters Susan and Elaine Banner. An alcoholic, and a very, very angry man, Brian was driven by an insane jealousy of Bruce for being an object of Rebecca's love. Further, Brian believed that his radiation work had altered his son's genes and given him a mutant son, when actually, Bruce was just a very gifted and intelligent child. These factors led to Brian abusing Bruce physically. Tragically, Rebecca was killed by Brian in front of Bruce when she attempted to take young Bruce and leave him. Bruce ran to her side and just sat there frozen in shock beside her lifeless body, It is at this point where Bruce shut down his emotions and became a repressed personality. After that event, Brian was placed under arrest for murdering his wife and sent to a mental hospital while Bruce was sent to live with his aunt and father's sister, Susan Banner, who understood his great pain and rage over his childhood sufferings. Susan raised Bruce with love and care, as if he were her own child. Susan never wanted to deal with her brother after what he had done to Bruce and Rebecca. Bruce, grew up as a highly withdrawn, intellectually gifted youth, in fact, a child prodigy.

Both the traumatic events and his unique genes caused Bruce to start to develop dissociative identity disorder. The first sign that Bruce was developing mental problems due to his childhood abuse manifested when he began talking to an imaginary friend he called the "Hulk" that Bruce had created to combat the stress of what his father had done to him and his mother. The Hulk endured as Banner's "imaginary friend" for years. Well, Bruce's imaginary friend the Hulk served as an emotional outlet all the way through his college graduation. However, his advice to Bruce was oftentimes destructive.

After fifteen years of confinement, the doctors believed that Brian was ready to rejoin society. Despite his reluctance, Bruce let his father temporarily stay with him. During this time, Brian began acting strange, causing tensions to escalate between the two. After Brian lashed out at his son, blaming him for his insanity, Bruce left to visit his mother's grave since it was the anniversary of her death. Brian followed him and started harassing Bruce, calling him a mutant and a monster. The confrontation quickly became physical, and Brian knocked Bruce down. While on the ground, Bruce pushed him back with his foot. Brian stumbled back and the impact of his head on Rebecca's gravestone killed him. Bruce blocked the memories of Brian's stay with him and his subsequent death, making himself believe that, as the two of them fought at Rebecca's grave, Brian had simply beat him and left, later being killed by muggers.

Eventually, Bruce Banner became an American theoretical physicist, famed for his work into the studies of nuclear physics and gamma radiation. He was recruited by General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and the U.S. Army to develop the first Gamma Bomb, which would use gamma radiation (basically Satan magic) to target enemy weapons and buildings without endangering human lives. At least, that's what Bruce was told. During its first live test, Bruce noticed a teenager named Rick Jones driving into the testing area. Bruce rushed out into the test site and heroically pushed the boy into the protective trench to safety. But before Banner could get himself to safety, the bomb went off and an unknown genetic factor in his body allowed Bruce to absorbed a massive dose of gamma radiation. Bruce died, but the Gamma Bomb had created a metaphysical barrier called the Green Door that connected Earth with the Below-Place, the bottom layer of the Multiverse. The Green Door brought Bruce back to life, but the time span between his death and resurrection was so short, his death went unnoticed. On that day, Bruce's imaginary friend became a real life terror as the Gamma Bomb also caused Bruce to alter his body, causing him to transform into a giant green-skinned, vastly powerful monster birthed by gamma radiation, simply wants to be left alone and that's not afraid to smash anything in his way whom General Ross named "the Hulk" (who so happened to be a split personality created from the tragic abuse Bruce and his mother Rebecca suffered from his father, Brian).

The One Above All created the Hulk as a "necessary" part of the foundation he laid in the Multiverse. Now, when Bruce Banner is under a lot of stress (usually anger) his body and mind morphs grants him gamma powers. With his love interest and wife Betty Ross seemingly being the only person able to calm the Hulk back into Banner, and often being pursued by his nemesis Thunderbolt Ross who is also Betty's Father, Bruce is often on the run while trying to find a cure for his problem and keep calm as much as he can while at the same time battling super-villains.

Because of the Hulk's destructive nature, he was seen as an “Omega-Class” threat to humanity and was hunted by the military for years, complicating Bruce's life. The Hulk, however, managed to prove himself a hero when he became a part of the Avengers, the Defenders, S.M.A.S.H., S.H.I.E.L.D., and others. As a member of the Avengers, "Earth's Mightiest Heroes", Hulk helps smash the unimaginable threats that no hero could face alone, hoping to at least prove to the world that he is the strongest HERO there is. A founding Avenger, the afflicted Banner still suffers balancing the Hulk's existence as both hero and monster. The Hulk is the world's most tragic hero, and there's so much more to him than a "Hulk Smash".


  • The Hulk got his name from a comic book character named The Heap who was a large green swamp monster.
  • Stan Lee stated that the Hulk's creation was inspired by a combination of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  • Originally, the Hulk was grey. However, the printers were unable to keep the color a consistent shade so Stan Lee changed the color to a much easier-to-print green.
  • Stan Lee gave the Hulk's alter ego the alliterative name "Bruce Banner" because he found he had less difficulty remembering alliterative names. Despite this, in later stories he misremembered the character's name and referred to him as "Bob Banner", an error which readers quickly picked up on. The discrepancy was resolved by giving the character the official full name "Robert Bruce Banner."
  • Years before Hulk became a part of the Defenders with Namor, Stan Lee considered merging their solo features in Tales to Astonish by making them form a team called "the Invaders." The idea was dropped, and years later, the name of the Invaders was used by Roy Thomas when he pitched the idea of a team of superheroes set during WWII.
  • Hulk was ranked as 9th on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes in 2011.
  • Hulk was also ranked as 4th in "The Top 50 Avengers."
  • In DC Comics' Doomsday Clock #12, when Doctor Manhattan looks forward into the history of Superman, he refers to Hulk (as a green behemoth) alongside Thor as part of an alleged event bound to happen in the year 2030 named the "Secret Crisis". In this story, Superman would be thrown into a brawl with Hulk and Thor, with Doomsday dying to protect him against them.
  • Because of his troubled childhood and his identity disorder, Bruce is the only Hulk that does not fully control both of his forms, unlike the Red Hulk, the She-Hulk, and other Hulk entities.
  • In an interview, Jack Kirby revealed that since the conception of the character he intended the Hulk to have unlimited strength.
  • Peter David and his collaborators added a layer of their own—that the Hulk was actually Bruce’s childhood imaginary friend.
  • Hulk writer Jeff Parker offered his own explanation in a tweet, stating, “during transformation he pulls in ambient gamma energy and converts it to mass.”
  • Writer Greg Pak described the Worldbreaker Hulk shown during World War Hulk as having a level of physical power where "Hulk was stronger than any mortal—and most immortals—who ever walked the Earth" and depicted the character as powerful enough to completely destroy entire planets.
  • The Savage green hulk's favorite food is beans.

Powers & Abilities[]

The Hulk is one of the strongest and most powerful beings in all universes since his powers increase with his rage, because of that he is capable of matching the power of beings like Thor and severely overpowering beings such as Silver Surfer, the Hulk is able to go far beyond universal levels of power, perhaps at his best, Multiversal feats.


  • Whenever Bruce Banner is under a lot of stress (usually anger), Bruce's body and mind morphs into that of The Hulk's, granting him gamma powers.
  • The fact that Bruce has turned into the Hulk without the use of anger or increased heart rate reveals that the adrenaline that Bruce uses to turn into the Hulk may simply be a catalyst, and that his transformation may be more psychological than physical. This implies that he can transform at will (from World War Hulk: Gamma Files #1).
  • Transforms before a bullet can hit him (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #293)
  • Switch Personalities.
  • When the Hulk transforms back into his human form, his muscles regurgitate the gamma energy it had absorbed.


  • Learned to control his rage with the help of Hiroim (from World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker #1).
  • Has a remarkable amount of control over his abilities.
  • Hulk controls his own energy.
  • Hulk makes and controls energy everyday.

Absolute Strength (Limitless at his peak rage)[]

  • The Hulk's potentially infinite strength is tied to his rage, and so the angrier he gets, the more stronger and powerful he becomes with residual gamma radiation emitting from him.
  • Although his strength increased as more and more energy from the Heroes Reborn Universe was channeled into him, giving the Hulk greater power; Doctor Strange found that because of his split from Banner, excess energy from an alternate universe was channeling through him that could destroy the universe (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #449-450).
  • Ability to lift a car or even an island; lifted 150 billion tons of mountain range dropped on top of him in secret war #4-- while calm; once lifted 6 sextillion tons.
  • Holds approximately an incredible 270 undecillion tons of a black hole core while rescuing himself and his friends the defenders while being sucked into the black hole (from Defenders Vol 1 #3).
  • To give a sense of scale as to the amount of effort required for these lifting feats, it is described that the weight of forty tons, "might as well weigh as many ounces!" (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #22).
  • States he can lift Solar System and can defeat Avengers and Fantastic Four effortless.
  • Can lift and destroy structures "built to withstand power of the gods" (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #242).
  • Briefly lifted and threw Mjolnir.
  • Held up (a Celestial) Exitar the Exterminator that was trying to step on the Earth (from Uncanny Avengers Vol 1 #17).
  • Supporting and rising up despite being weighed down with a force equal to the weight of a star (= about 20,327,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons) capable of going nova (from Infinity #6).
  • Ability to smash through the Red Door, returning to his body all by himself (from Immortal Hulk #45).
  • Hulk smashes 'around a thousand times harder' than She-Hulk (from World War Hulk #1).
  • Emma Frost possessing half of the Phoenix Force, who is literally smashed by Hulk, who pounds her through the island of Utopia into the ocean underneath (from Avengers Vs X-Men #11).
  • Smashes Deadpool's head into atomic pieces (from Deadpool Vol 4 #39).
  • Smashing and crushing Adamantium with his bare hands (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #228; Marvel Team-up Annual #2)
  • Destroying an asteroid that's twice the size of Earth (from Marvel Comics Presents #52).
  • Destroying the time-space barrier (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #135).
  • Destroying Collector's most powerful forcefield (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #198).
  • Destroying a unbreakable force shield which is impossible to break with sheer/raw force (from X-Man / Hulk Annual ‘98).
  • Destroying the Hammer of Nul (from Fear Itself: Hulk vs. Dracula #3).
  • Shattering the M.O.D.O.K's Adamantium and steel alloy armor by just flexing his muscles (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #167).
  • Devil Hulk shattered a shard that contains Nyx’s power; for comparison, a weakened Nyx with no shards killed Zeus (from Avengers: No Road Home #6).
  • Breaks Doom's Force Field (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #144).
  • Breaks out of Plasti-thene, something even Mjolnir can't smash.
  • Breaking Superman's grip, and throwing him into outer space (from Incredible Hulk vs. Superman #1).
  • Can damage Hyperion who can survive the destruction of two universes.
  • With the space gem he was capable of damaging Gamora with the 6 infinity gems, it was stated that she can access the multiverse with only the time gem itself and can create a black hole that destroyed Devondra and the result of the black hole couldn't be stopped by 6 infinity gems (from Infinity Wars #5-6).
  • Pressed sections of a building made of adamantium alloy with his bare hands (from Marvel Team-Up #18).
  • Tosses the Mandarin's monstrous minion into outer space (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #107).
  • Threw the easily multi-story tall Fin Fang Foom into the moon (from Hulk Vs Fin Fang Foom #1).
  • Pushed through Vector's full power blasts (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #277).
  • Apocalypse states that the Unleashed Hulk's power/energies can challenge or possibly even overcome the celestials themselves (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #456).
  • When angry enough, he can shrug off the combined efforts of Namor and Silver Surfer restraining him (from Sub-Mariner #35).
  • Able to physically overpower one of The Celestial Order beings who were powered by the Heart of the Universe, same ones who were strong enough to one-shot Doctor Strange and Namor (from Marvel: The End #4).
  • Casually overpowers Hyperion with one arm.
  • Overpowers will draining collar (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #132).
  • Overpowered a 500 feet humanoid (from Tales to Astonish #70).
  • Overpowered hydro-rocket muscles powered by the world's strongest will power.
  • Overpowered the One Below All (from Immortal Hulk #13).
  • Overpowering Thor (who killed Galactus by absorbing all of his power) on numerous times, including fracturing his skull while possessed by the One Below All (from Hulk: Let the Battle Begin #1, Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #440, Mighty Thor #385, Avengers Assemble #4, and Immortal Hulk #7).
  • Overpowering a power-draining mechanism which contained much of the combined power of the Hulk himself, Doctor Strange, the Silver Surfer and the Sub-Mariner, and none of the other Defenders could break out of (from Defenders Vol 2 #8).
  • Overpowering the combined efforts of the X-Men to defeat him, including Juggernaut and Colossus, and breaking both arms of Colossus with ease in the process.
  • Overpowering the Invisible Woman, the Thing and the Human Torch, and afterwards matching the combined forces of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.
  • Overpowering fully empowered Bi-Beast and Wendigo (from Incredible Hulks #631).
  • Overpowering the Avengers including Wonder Man, Rogue, Thor (Jane Foster) and Hercules (from Avengers Vol 1 #686).
  • Overpowering a field of energy endowed with sufficient power to alter the orbit of a planet (from Tales to Astonish #89).
  • Overcoming his own strength, which was redirected against him.
  • An Elder of the Universe failed to overpower him (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #248).
  • Can hammer down an entire landscape despite it being supported by enormous pylons (from Marvel Treasury Edition #25).
  • Has opened a fissure in the earth (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #130-135).
  • Ripping apart an enormous device designed to fight against the Celestials (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #242)
  • Pushing two spheres of matter and antimatter apart and throwing one into the outer space, the inertia force-field being greater than a neutron star (from Marvel Team-Up Annual #2).
  • Pushing a ten times stronger than normal warrior's madness Thor towards the ground with a single arm (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #440).
  • Has destroyed an entire city just by stomping really hard, "shockwave causes devastation for miles" (from Incredible Hulk Annual 2001).
  • Almost breaking the East Coast and also threatening to break the entire planet by the emission of raw energy from his body (from World War Hulk #5).
  • His clash with another Hulk causes seismological activity all over the planet.
  • Made a 123.2 Richter Scale magnitude earthquake: (which realistically is 10^118 times the energy of the entire universe).
  • Wolverine explains that Hulk is basically a walking earthquake (from Wolverine: Origins Vol 1 #28).
  • Stopped all of New York City, which approximately weighs 2,394,111 tons, from sinking into the ocean.
  • Pulled two tectonic plates together to stop an earthquake (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #202).
  • Jumps down into the hole with the lava where the main split is and by sheer strength alone, pulls the tectonic plates of a planet larder than earth back together and prevents the planet from ripping apart. The equatorial diameter of earth is 7,926 miles, while Sakaar's is 12,150 miles (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #102).
  • Can destroy planets just with his footsteps; has broken a Jupiter-sized planet with his punches as Worldbreaker Hulk; destroying an entire Dark an entire Dark Dimension with his clash.
  • The combat between Hulk and The Nameless One destroyed the Night-Crawler's entire universe (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #126 and Defenders Vol 1 #1).
  • Destroys the astral dimension of nightmares (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #299).
  • His clash with Ironclad causes earthquakes across infinite dimensions (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #305).
  • Him and Umar making love was so strong it sent shockwaves and bent reality across the multiverse to where the Silver Surfer knew something was wrong (from Defenders Vol 3 #3).
  • Ten billion years later, the Breaker of Worlds has destroyed all light, all life, and all planets in the Multiverse (from Immortal Hulk #25).
  • Up to Low Multiverse level, likely far higher when angry enough (Comparable to Thor, who briefly knocked out Phoenix Force, and Silver Surfer, who contains two universes, channeled the power of two universes, sent energy to infinite planets).
  • Channeled enough energy from an alternate universe that can destroy a universe when split from Banner (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #450).
  • Channeled energy that would destroy two universes when split from Banner (from Heroes Reborn: The Return Vol 1 #4).
  • High Outerverse level (Fought Dormammu who existed beyond all time and space. Scared Thanos into avoiding a direct fight with him. Fought Thor, who killed one of the Beyonders, who killed the Living Tribunal. Knocked Superman into space. Killed 6 near-omnipotent beings).
  • In yet another combat against the Abomination, Blonsky's strength was restored to its original levels by the mighty Galaxy Master. Despite being initially subjugated, the Hulk's strength dynamically increased ensuring his victory (from incredible Hulk Vol 1 #270).
  • Hulk's strength has been depicted as sometimes limited by Banner's subconscious influence; when Jean Grey psionically "shut Banner off", Hulk became strong enough to overpower and destroy the physical form of the villain Onslaught whose power and armor were equal to those of a Celestial that the combined might of the rest of the world's heroes couldn't even make a scratch in it (from Onslaught: Marvel Universe #1).
  • Matches power and withstands attacks from Galaxy Master, a foe with planet-splitting power, not once but twice (from incredible Hulk Vol 1 #112-270).
  • Matching Drax the Destroyer (who was in possession of the Power Gem).
  • Matching the Scarlet Witch, prior to House of M, and Wonder Man, Iron Man, and the Vision, while the narration establishes that Hulk's power is greater than their combined might (from Hulk Vol 1 #7).
  • Matching the full strength and power of the Sentry, and defeating the latter (from World War Hulk #5).
  • Following exposure to the warp core on the planet Sakaar, the Hulk's strength increase to its highest-ever level, outmatching the physical power of all of Earth's heroes (from Marvel Fact Files #5).
  • Hulk defeats the Zom-possessed Dr. Strange, causing the demonic entity to flee (from World War Hulk #4).
  • Thor/Captain Marvel/an assembly of A-tiers can't stop him and don't try, is the strongest Hulk there's ever been, and defeated Sentry (from Incredible Hulks #611).
  • (Multi-Universe level) Way stronger then before. World Breaker Hulk won against Arm'Chedon, who was able to match and defeat the Silver Surfer (from Incredible Hulks #632).
  • Defeated the immortal Hercules, who can hold the weight of the entire universe.
  • Defeated Maestro, a much stronger version of himself from the future. *Maestro was able to kill all the heroes on his Earth.
  • Physically contended with Gladiator (- incredibly powerful more so than Thanos physically) and Hyperion, and defeated them (from Incredible Hulk Annual 1997 and Giant-Size Defenders #4).
  • Hulk's gamma radiation was claiming to be a direct manipulation of the One Below All, the dark side and a part of the same being known as the One Above All. With the powers of the One Below All, Hulk was able to kill both Franklin Richards and Galactus, as well as devoured Metatron, the sentience of the 8th Cosmos and absorbing his powers, the Hulk had become a Galactus-like being named the 'Breaker of Worlds' and then managed kill the entirety of the 9th Cosmos as well. The Living Tribunal himself is a part of the 8th Cosmos and the 9th Cosmos is far more powerful, yet the Breaker of Worlds was able to destroy 9th Cosmos Eternity and become the sole survivor of all of existence, implying he killed other abstract beings as well such as Molecule Man or the Beyonder (from Immortal Hulk #24-25).
  • Devil hulk is vastly stronger than hulk was before (from Immortal hulk #7).
  • Devil hulk is stated consistently to be stronger than emma frost, ant man, kang the conqueror, and current god of stories loki (from Infinity Wars #5).
  • Mightier than Thor and Hercules (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #238).
  • ''Stronger than anyone I've ever gone up against'' (from Incredible Hulk vs. Superman #1).
  • Thor has admitted that Hulk could be stronger than himself, that compared to himself there appears to be no limit to the Hulk's vast strength, and that he never could beat the Hulk.
  • The mad titan Thanos also compared the Hulk's ever increasing strength to that of the former Champion of the Universe, Tryco Slatterus, when he was wielding the Power Gem, and said that he had avoided a confrontation with the Hulk in the past because of this (from Thanos Quest #1).
  • "A Strength bordering on the Mythic --pulling, straining with every iota of his strength -- becoming madder and madder, his strength building with his anger, as he tugs against a device built to withstand the power of Gods! But this is the power of the Hulk! And ultimately, there is no force stronger than the Hulk!" (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #242).
  • "One figure strides forth... huge, invincible, with power so great it continually feeds upon itself... The Incredible Hulk!" (from Tales to Astonish #63, 64 & 65 #78).
  • The power of gamma rays on full display here as the Hulk's "gamma-spawned might" can also give light to an "eons-dark cosmos" (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #126).
  • Army scientist, Dr. Zaxon is incapable of even measuring the Hulk's vast power with a geiger counter. "I can hardly believe these readings! He's a veritable blast furnace of limitless organic energy! There is no way to even measure is strength!" (from Tales to Astonish #78).
  • The Beyonder himself use his omniversal knowledge and power to probe every molecule of the Hulk's mind & body, & declared that the Hulk has absolutely no weaknesses and his potential for physical power is truly unlimited (from Secret Wars II #8).

Mass Increasing[]

  • The Hulk's mass increases in size in order to accommodate the increased strength (from Deadpool Vol 4 #38).
  • The Hulk absorbed the gamma radiation of several nuclear bombs, which made him grow to a huge size, to the point where he became much larger than Fin Fang Foom (from Incredible Hulks #635).

Telepathic Resistance[]

  • Has high resistance to mental attacks and demonstrated great psychic resistance.
  • When he's so incredibly angry, his mind becomes a scary place to read or approach.
  • Shrugged off several of M.O.D.O.K.'s mental attacks. *Mental beams are strong enough to nearly overload the Silver Centurion armor.
  • Resists the Leader's mind blasts (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #367).
  • Dr. Strange can't get enter his mind.
  • Keeps Cable from immediately breaking into his mind (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #455).
  • Forces out other minds.
  • The Hulk Breaks the Will of an Entire Town (from Avengers Vol 3 #40).
  • Bruce Banner can't really control the Hulk.
  • Completely immune to Xemnu's mind control, who can effortlessly control Red Hulk.
  • Resists Selene's telepathy (from Marvel Comics Presents #78).
  • Resists the Leader's mind blasts (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #367).
  • Resists Comet Man's "pitch thought" (from Comet Man #3).
  • Resists Ringmaster's mind control (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #217).
  • Even Emma Frost and Professor X couldn't control his mind.
  • Sentry, the most powerful hero on Earth, used his psychic powers to make people forget he existed and Hulk still remembered him (from Sentry Vol 1 #5).
  • The reason for this is that there are multiple personalities in his head and it becomes even harder to try to control him when his rage increases.

Impact Punch[]

  • A stronger version of the Hulk Punch, this sends foes flying (like Thor) and in the Marvel vs Capcom fighting games it can be used as a wall bounce.
  • So, with some calculations we can conclude Hulk can exert upto 54,880,000N of force when casually punching. That’s equivalent to 5,488,000 kg of weight squishing you.
  • Wolverine explains, "It's like he hits ya so damn hard ya actually leave yer own body. It's when ya come back that ya feel the pain" (from Wolverine Origins Vol 1 #28).
  • Hits harder than a blast from Strange.
  • Shatter asteroids twice the size of Earth into pieces with a single punch that he acquired an incredible 2 sextillion of force (from Marvel Comics Presents #52).
  • Destroys a 50 story building with a single blow.
  • Sends Wolverine flying from New York to Boston, 215 miles away (from Punisher Vol 4 #37).
  • Sent Emma Frost, who had half of the Phoenix Force, down through an entire island (from Avengers Vs X-Men #11).
  • When he had enough, splattered Deadpool with a single punch, it took days for Wade to heal despite his Healing Factor (from Deadpool Vol 4 #39).
  • His blows caused earthquakes around the world.
  • Shatters magic chains (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #308).
  • Unus the Untouchable is virtually invincible within his personal forcefield, Savage Hulk knocks him out with a single blow (from Defenders Vol 1 #15 and Marvel Fanfare #7).
  • Nate Grey boasts that no physical force has ever pierced his "fully-focused teke-shields," until Savage Hulk does so (from X-Man / Hulk Annual ‘98).
  • Managed to draw blood from Hyperion, who survived the collision of two universes.
  • Injuring Hercules with three punches (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #107).
  • Hurting the Gladiator with a few potent blows before finally knocking him unconscious (from Incredible Hulk Annual #1997).
  • Briefly knocking down Thanos with few of his powerful blows (from Infinity Gauntlet #4).
  • Is able to smash through the draining and cause enough feedback to destroy the Starwheel and free them all (from Defenders Vol 2 #8).
  • The Collector's most powerful forcefield is shattered by Savage Hulk's punches (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #198).
  • Destroyed Onslaught's physical armor with a single punch (from Onslaught: Marvel Universe #1).
  • Knocking the Silver Surfer out with three punches (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #95).
  • Punched down Sentry mid-blitz and has fought him on even grounds. *Sentry can move at 2,685,600,000,000 MPH or Mach 3,528,080,825 or 4004.67c.
  • Was powerful enough to punch Skaar, who was empowered by Oldpower, into orbit (from Incredible Hulks #611).
  • Punched Miek through a forest and a volcano.
  • Punched a platform underneath a gigantic Wendigo and Bi-Beast so hard, he sends them to outer space (from Incredible Hulks #631).
  • Punching away and knocking out the immovable Blob, and punching the Unus the Untouchable's force field with such force that the force field hit Unus himself and knocked him out.
  • Fractured Thor’s skull and knocked out his tooth with a punch (from Immortal hulk #7).
  • Knocking away all the Avengers (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #322).
  • Punched through a time storm, something that even Kang's time machine couldn't (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #135).
  • Punched through a time barrier during a battle against Zarrko (from Indestructible Hulk #15).
  • Breaks a barrier that only the sound of Black Bolt's voice can penetrate.
  • The collision of his physical blows against an amped Red She-Hulk resulted in the two shattering a planet and the surrounding planets/moons in the Dark Dimension, threatening the entire dimensional/universal realm (from Incredible Hulks #634-635).
  • Causes an explosion in orbit by punching Silver Surfer.
  • Hits a rock so hard that it light's Nigthcrawler's dimension (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #126).
  • He can punch his way through dimensions.
  • The shockwave from the Hulk's blow also reached an infinite number of dimensions through the Crossroads nexus, causing cataclysmic upheavals and unimaginable destruction (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #305).
  • He can punch with infinite amount of force.


  • Hulk's thunderclap creates a so powerful shockwave that can deafen people, level entire cities, push back explosions, and even shake an entire multiverse.
  • The Hulk's thunderclap "puts the fiercest hurricanes to shame" (from Incredible Hulk Annual #5).
  • Hurts Hyperion's ears with a single thunderclap that also reverberates for blocks and shatters Dr. Spectrum's prism (from Giant-Size Defenders Vol 1 #4).
  • Causes a lot of pain with a thunderclap (from World War Hulk: X-Men #1).
  • The clap itself is swift enough that even catches Quicksilver off-guard (from The Order (2002) #3).
  • The Hulk claps his hands together and blows out the Torch's flame and also knocks him unconscious (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #300).
  • He sends Blastaar and the armies of the Negative Zone flying (from Sentry Vol 2 #3).
  • Claps hard enough to take down Dormammu, who absorbed the power of Multiversal Eternity, and threatened to destroy the entire multiverse (from Defenders Vol 3 #5).
  • While holding back, a thunderclap stuns Namora, Angel and the Immortal Hercules (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #107).
  • Hulk easily overpowered Red Hulk with a single powerful clap (from Hulk Vol 2 #24).
  • Sends Fin Fang Foom flying with a thunderclap, turning him into a projectile that shatters a barrier capable of withstanding the Mindless Ones (from Incredible Hulks #634).
  • The Hulk's thunderclap sends back the Night-Crawler's sonic beams, destroying the entire universe (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #126).
  • His Thunderclap sent shockwaves across an infinite number of dimensions.
  • Unleashed a thunderclap that dispersed the One Below All (from Immortal Hulk #13).
  • As World Breaker Hulk, however, this shockwave carries with it radiation.


  • Can adapt to any environment, be it holding in energy, surviving Earth’s core, whether underwater, or the vacuum of space itself.
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. data notes "that his mutation will somehow alter his body to adapt" even to a zero-atmosphere environment like outer space (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #90).
  • The Hulk doesn't always need to breathe, doesn't need oxygen to feed his muscles or anything else (from Hulk Vol 3 #1).
  • Could survive without oxygen at all due to his body constantly evolving to protect itself.
  • Part of his extreme adaptability is that he can survive without food, water, air or sleep after he has adapted to the planet’s environment.
  • In the early comics, Hulk also had the ability of flight (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #3).
  • Like his healing factor, it is believed that this ability is also fueled by his rage and the madder the Hulk is, the quicker the Hulk's body will adapt.

Super Breath[]

  • The Hulk is able to produce strong winds with his super breath (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #273).
  • Can flex his lungs and release a breath that sends a regiment of soldiers flying (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #5).
  • Can blow gusts that can knock down forests or people trying to attack him.
  • Hurls about his enemies with a breath (from incredible Hulk Vol 1 #286-290).
  • Blows away the puff ball collective (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #301).
  • Even uses it to help save Rick's life (from Tales to Astonish #70-74).


  • Can run at eye blurring speeds, as confirmed by text boxes Bruce Banner's dialogue (in Indestructible Hulk #13).
  • Capable of moving and fighting at blurred speeds (in Indestructible Hulk #1).
  • "Moving with unbelievable speed for one so huge..." (in Fantastic Four Vol 1 #12).
  • Moving faster than a blur alongside Mjolnir (in Indestructible Hulk #7).
  • Is more than twice as fast as a fighter jet (Mach 5); can overtake a fighter jet with a leap "like it was standin' still" (in Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #206-258).
  • Caught up to Hypnos and snapped his neck.
  • Runs down and catches two soldiers wore armor (similar to Iron Man) developed by Tony Stark and U.S. Armed Forces (in Marvel Salutes the US Military #1-10).
  • Was able to save Iron Man by running at faster than eye speeds (in Indestructible Hulk #2).
  • Special weapons and tactics squads try firing bazookas at Savage Hulk "but unfortunately, that 'somethin' isn't quite as fast as the Hulk!" (in Iron Man Vol 1 #131).
  • "Then moving with uncanny speed for one so huge!" (in Incredible Hulk Annual #4).
  • Could keep up with Thor Odinson who could travel at 48,000,000,000,000,000 c.
  • Was able to tag the Silver Surfer, who can travel around 500,000 light years in seconds, while in a fight (in Tales to Astonish #92).
  • Tags Daredevil (in Daredevil Vol 1 #163).
  • Tags Spider-Man, who can dodge and evade almost anything (in Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #120).
  • Easily took out Quicksilver, who can move faster than radio waves and dodge Thor's lightning (In Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #175).
  • Hit a demon-possessed Quicksilver who could move beyond the speed of light (in Mighty Avengers #23).
  • Can swim at a speed of 80 knots which is over 90 mph (in Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #33).
  • The angrier hulk gets, the faster he gets.
  • He has been described as having "lightning-fast reflexes" (in Marvel Feature #3 and Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #276).
  • Mandarin: Even comments on the Hulk's reflexes by saying that his "reflexes are without equal!" (in Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #107).
  • Can dodge or catch missiles.
  • Caught a sniper bullet with his teeth (in Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #43).
  • Caught X-23 with his hands before she can react accordingly.
  • Manages to grab Jack of Heart's leg.
  • Grabbed and slammed Spider-Man into a concrete wall (in Peter Parker: Spider-Man #14).
  • Catches Captain America's shield, which Cap can throw fast enough to slice through tanks (in Avengers Vol 3 #75).
  • Catches Iron Fist's Punch (in Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #300).
  • Dodged Thor's Mjolnir and catches Silver Surfer’s board, both of which can travel at MFTL+ speeds.

Leaping/Jumping Ability[]

  • Can make huge leaps from one place to another; leapt into outer space; jumps 1,000 miles with a single leap.
  • Was able to speed past Angel and Namora with a single leap.
  • Jumps through a robot.
  • Jumps and grabs Jack of Hearts (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #214).
  • Jumped from a moon to Sakaar it's planet within seconds.
  • The Hulk even managed to reach Mars' orbit with a single bound (from Avengers Vol 5 #24.NOW).
  • Hulk's super leap was measured to 473 mph (from Incredible Hulk Annual 2000).

Traverse The Mindscape[]

  • He is able to traverse the mindscape.
  • Can maintain the conscience inside Bruce’s Mindscape as well.

Super-Genius Intellect[]

  • The Hulk is very smart.
  • Is 'a lot smarter than banner' when the sun goes down (from Immortal Hulk #2).

High Resistance/High Durability[]

  • The Hulk is an indestructible force of nature, more weapon than man.
  • The Hulk is completely invulnerable to all known Earth-based diseases and viruses, including AIDS (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #388 and Incredible Hulk Annual #14).
  • Resistance to Matter Manipulation, unwilling teleportation, nuclear and radiation-based attacks, Highly resistant to soul-based attacks, Status Effect Inducement, Repellent Forces, Time Manipulation, Reality Warping, Life & Death Manipulation, Biological Manipulation, Disease Manipulation, Antimatter Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Heat Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Absorption, Energy Projection & Manipulation, Hellfire Manipulation, Chi Manipulation, Pressure Points, Size Manipulation, Transformation, Petrification, and Possession, Limited Resistance to Regeneration Negation, Resistance to Pain.
  • Hulk is resistant to injury or damage.
  • Resistance to shrink-rays.
  • Resists ultra-sonic sounds.
  • Resists being BFRed into another dimension (from Hulk Vol 3 #1).
  • Resists a simple swift-acting cosmic bolt from Silver Surfer.
  • Resists mustard gas (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #254).
  • The X-Men's attempts to use sleeping gas to calm him down fail (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #455).
  • Iron Man insists that he's pumped enough tranquilizer gas to "knock out Galactus" and even when combined with a strobe-light effect, Hulk resists it (from Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2).
  • Vapor morphs into searing acidic gases and enters Mindless Hulk's lungs. Mindless Hulk expels her with a mighty heave (from Incredible Hulk vol 1 #305).
  • A Skrull Black Bolt's whisper only throws Green Scar backwards. It doesn't stop him (from World War Hulk #1).
  • A thunderclap from She-Hulk that moves Thor doesn't move him at all (from Immortal Hulk #47).
  • Walked through and resisted Cyclops' optic blasts. *Scott's blasts have been stated to split a small planet in half at its peak.
  • One of the Hulk's sons, Hiro-Kala, has the power to throw a planet at the earth with planet-busting force with the use of two power sources known as the "old-power" and "new-power" but the Hulk resists his power (from Incredible Hulks #615-616).
  • Resisted a raodiactive aura that has the heat of a miniature sun.
  • Resists the effects of Zarathos’s hellfire (from Ghost Rider Vol 6 #13).
  • Hulk is immune to the penance stare.
  • As World War Hulk, resisted having his own power harnessed against him.
  • Shook off a strike from Nova Prime, which had the impact force of 765,000 psf.
  • Shrugged off being blasted by the Mindless Ones (from Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #50).
  • The Hulk withstands and shrugs off the blasts of the Celestial Order guardians who were empowered by the Heart of the Universe, blasts that destroyed Namor and Dr. Strange with ease (from Marvel: The End #4).
  • Can survive nuclear explosions and attacks from godlike characters.
  • Survived a powerful lightning from Thor (from Fear Itself #5).
  • Survived energy blasts from the Silver Surfer himself (from Silver Surfer Vol 3 #125).
  • Survived 50,000 Volts of Electricity (from The Comet Man #3).
  • Survived Vector's blast, which was repelling all of reality.
  • Survived Man-Things burning touch long enough to fight it off. *Man-Thing's touch was implied to kill Hyperion (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #428).
  • Survived getting stomped on by Marvel Godzilla (from Godzilla Vol 1 #1).
  • Survived being punched into orbin by an amped Spider-Man (from the Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #328).
  • Survived an atmospheric re-entry back to Earth.
  • Survived energy rays which were potent enough to change the orbit of an entire planet (from Tales to Astonish #89).
  • Survived giant Gamma bombs exploding (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #144 and Tales To Astonish #62).
  • Survived in a realm with infinite density (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #370).
  • Survived absorbing the power of Pandora's box, which is equal to 133.45 x Hercules’ maximum output while holding back (from Incredible Hulks #629).
  • Survived Thanos' Snap.
  • Survives the concussive forces of an infinite number of dimensions (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #305).
  • Surviving the entire Avengers.
  • Tanked hits from Hyperion and Galactus' lasers (Not at the same time. Two seperate laser feats).
  • Tanked Vision’s phasing.
  • Tanked gravity two billion times stronger than the gravity of Earth.
  • Tanks 99.75% pure energy (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #379).
  • Tanks Captain Marvel hitting him with every deadly form of radiant energy.
  • Tanks six gamma bombs to the face and only gets stronger from it (from Incredible Hulks #635).
  • Was able to take Hyperion's heat vision.
  • Takes a surprise hammer throw from Thor in a relaxed state, to the chin, as well as lightning as Thor professes trying to kill him (from Immortal Hulk #46).
  • Takes a death touch designed to overload his healing factor while tanking the X-men (from World War Hulk: X-Men #1).
  • Takes many, many punches from Hercules (from Hulk Vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide #1).
  • Withstood a 100,000,000,000,000 ton punch (from Incredible Hulks #611).
  • Withstand a planet-devastating impact, a planet-shattering impact at point blank range, the Galaxy Master's planet-destroying strongest attacks, even when their potency was later amplified ten times, a colossal blow from a Phoenix's empowered Cyclops, and a mighty blast from a somewhat hungry Galactus (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #105, Marvel Comics Presents #52, Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #112-270, Avengers vs. X-Men #12, Secret Wars #9).
  • Withstood being subjected to a mechanism capable to easily soften and manipulate Adamantium (from Indestructible Hulk #1).
  • Withstood 100's of G's without suffering damage or harm (from Tales to Astonish #73).
  • Withstood the heat of orbital re-entry.
  • Withstood the weight of a star (from Infinity #6).
  • Hulk withstood being subjected to a mystical dimension, composed of a type of strange matter, which is infinitely more dense than Earth’s universe.
  • Hulk can withstand a Universe-busting attack from Thor.
  • Int-Hulk withstands more pain than any other mortal can withstand (from Incredible Hulk Annual #12).
  • Hulk's skin can withstand magic (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #207).
  • Can withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures, and has even endured the sun's heat (from Tales to Astonish #73, Tales to Astonish #80, Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #105).
  • Has dropped from a planet's orbit and been completely unhurt (from Marvel Team-Up #54 and Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #104).
  • Was hit with a 1-ton wrecking ball to the back of the head, but no damage was visible at all regarding his head (from Marvel Team-Up #18).
  • Monica using every type of deadly radiation can't do anything to Hulk.
  • Fire and punches do nothing to his stomach lining (from The Irredeemable Ant-Man Vol 1 #10).
  • Withstood Human Torch's full Nova Blast, which is 1,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun is only 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The Torch has claimed that he can destroy a small moon with his nova-flame (from World War Hulk #2).
  • The "power of a million exploding suns" (Galaxy-Busting attacks) is finally unleashed in a tornado of energy at the climax of World War Hulk. The Green Scar survives it (from World War Hulk #5).
  • Survived battling with Nightcrawler. *the ensuing battle had destroyed the universe around them (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #126).
  • Survived the destruction of the universe (from Immortal Hulk #24-25).
  • Durable enough to survive black holes like they're nothing (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #92).
  • Is tough for Wolverine to cut as the Green Scar, who was able to stab Thanos while wearing the Infinity Gauntlet (from World War Hulk: X-Men #2).
  • Hawkeye's arrows can't pierce the Hulk's eyes (from Avengers Vol 3 #75).
  • Ares' spear breaks against the Hulk's skin (from Hulk Vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide #1).
  • Can't be hurt by entire Avengers.
  • Resists having his soul drained (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #621).
  • Zzzax cannot absorb the Hulk (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #183).
  • Tanks getting blasted by rays which could drain the power of 100 men.
  • Withstood being drained of his energy by suns eaters for seven hours straight (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #102-103).
  • Darwin (X-Men) evolved to absorb radiation, but not enough for Hulk to be weakened (from World War Hulk: X-Men #3).
  • When Rogue tried to absorb his powers, it scrambled her brain (from Avengers Vol 1 #686).
  • Dr. Strange can't affect his gamma genes (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #299).
  • Hulk can withstand anything thrown at him.
  • Durability should be at least High Outerverse level (Embodies The One Above All).
  • By getting angrier, Hulk becomes more durable and stronger.

Armor From Flesh[]

  • Has ability to mimic his eponymous armor by molding his very bones into exterior armor (from Immortal Hulk #32).

Body Part Autonomy  []

  • In spite of his nervous system being badly dissociated, Banner/Hulk can willingly control each of his individual body parts as if they were still part of his uniformly whole physiology (from Immortal Hulk #8).
  • Being able to operate his appendages and command his internal organs to move and act according to his will if he so chooses.

Separation Anxiety[]

  • Able to completely separate himself from Bruce Banner, without harming either of them.

Master Combatant[]

  • The Hulk is a skillful and capable warrior, demonstrating vast versatility and intuition in the battle, like anticipating and exploiting the weakness of Hyperion (from Giant-Size Defenders #4).
  • The Hulk has consistently faced warriors with experience in combat, such as Thor, the Executioner, and Hercules (from Hulk: Let the Battle Begin #1, Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #102, Hulk Vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide #1).
  • As the Green Scar, he has had training in multiple combat arms, including broadswords, spears, and battle shields (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #94).
  • As Doc Green, he received martial arts training from the expert martial artist Daniel Rand (from Hulk Vol 3 #12).

Superhuman Stamina[]

  • Hulk has limitless stamina.
  • Can go for days on end without food or drink.
  • Can go for weeks without sleep or sustenance if he is angry (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #275).
  • Can leap endless miles for a straight twenty-four hours without being tired (from Fantastic Four Vol 1 #25).
  • He's hidden out on a frigate for three entire weeks (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #133).
  • He also shows incredible stamina by fighting with most of the Heroes of the Earth and defeating them inside a week, including Avengers, Fantastic Four, and Sentry who was considered the most powerful of earth's heroes.
  • For months, the Hulk has been channeling the power of two Universes (from Heroes Reborn: The Return Vol 1 #4).
  • Can swim for days on end.
  • Can fight for years on end without tiring.
  • However, much like his physical strength, the Hulk's stamina does increase as he becomes angrier.

Self-Regeneration Manipulation[]

  • As a Gamma Mutate with a connection to the Below-Place, Bruce Banner/Hulk learned he possessed an autonoetic commandeering of his own recovery rate and extremital prehensility of his individual biomass, as had others in the past (from Immortal Hulk: Time of Monsters #1).
  • Once having been pulled apart and put in a collective of several different jars only to compel his body to come back together by sheer force of will (from Immortal Hulk #8).

Faster Regenerative Powers[]

  • Has one of the best Healing factors in the Marvel Universe which is potentially limitless.
  • If Hulk is injured in battle, his body will heal from anything thanks to his mutated cells.
  • When Hulk loses a body part or suffers internal damage, his body repairs itself and regrows anything damaged.
  • Can regenerate limbs and organs.
  • Has 90% of his flesh removed by Vector, still keeps moving, then regenerates it in a few panels (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #398).
  • Has regrown his neck after the Maestro snapped it during the future imperfect storyline.
  • Heals from having his brains blown out (from Immortal Hulk #14-15).
  • The Hulk's regenerative healing factor also enables him to resist to physical transmutations (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #262, #266 and #363).
  • The Hulk Heals over His own Hand (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #430).
  • Literally rips off half his head and heals it back (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #446).
  • Ripped out an alien Spike from his body before healing up (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #99).
  • Being impaled and run through dozens of times doesn't even slow Savage Hulk down because of his healing factor (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #103).
  • Heals from being turned to a skelton & dissected (from Immortal Hulk #7-8).
  • Regenerates from a gamma toxin designed to wreak havoc on his body (from Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #109).
  • For example, Scorpion (Carmilla Black) once injected into Hulk's body a chemical substance that counteracts his healing factor. Amadeus Cho then caused the Hulk to get enraged enough for his immune system to repel the substance (from Heroes for Hire Vol 2 #13 and Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #110).
  • World War Hulk was able to regenerate a beating from a Zom possessed Doctor Strange. Zom is a being that had to be imprisoned by Eternity (from World War Hulk #4).
  • Hulk's healing factor outmatches Skaar's powers of an Oldstrong (from Incredible Hulks #611).
  • Hulk explodes with only a skeleton left. Rick absorbs the explosion, and hulk has seemingly healed immediately (from Immortal Hulk #35-36).
  • Able heal faster than he even notices.
  • The regeneration process works similar to super-cancer, in that it's an abnormal growth of cells.
  • Because of his healing factor that regenerates his cells, and the gamma energy he has absorbed that empowers him, the Hulk can live longer then is normal.
  • Like the rest of his abilities, his healing factor is linked to his rage and the stress that he is under – the angrier he is, the faster he will heal, and his healing factor is theoretically unlimited.
  • There is no way for the Hulk to die (he is completely unkillable).


  • As a gamma mutate, Hulk is immortal.
  • Hulk's body is constantly mutating and evolving the longer that he lives.
  • Hulk would outlive all his friends, even Bruce himself.
  • Can live for over 200 years (from Hulk: The End).
  • Banner's mind enters a doorway and Hulk's body regenerates.
  • Comes back from a special arrow in the base of his brain in a way "no healing factor can counteract" (from Avengers Vol 1 #684).
  • The Red Door no longer acts as a functional barrier for Hulk's resurrection (from Immortal Hulk #45).
  • Can literally keep coming back to life.

Enhanced Senses & Extrasensory Perception via Mystic Senses[]

  • He can perceive and sense demons, souls, he can know if he's being watched as well as feel, hear, and see them.
  • Gained the ability to see ghosts because he was afraid of his father coming back to haunt him (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #-1).
  • Hulk is able to see Dr. strange astral form when no one can, which comes in handy when working with his fellow defender strange.
  • There was a case during world war hulk when hulk broke Dr. strange's hands while he was in his astral form (from World War Hulk #2).
  • Can smell lies and liars (from Immortal Hulk #1-7).
  • Can sense energy (from Immortal Hulk #16).
  • Hulk senses a radioactive cave and has Banner return to it (from Immortal Hulk #2).
  • Can sense if he is been followed.
  • Can accurately sense temperature and air quality.
  • Can sense absorbing Man falling without even landing (from Immortal Hulk #9).
  • Possess danger sense as he was able to know that Dr. Strange was in trouble (from Dr. Strange: The Best Defense #1 ).
  • Guide Bruce to find Doctor Strange (from Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense #1).
  • Has homing ability allowing him to "home in" to his place of origin in New Mexico (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #314).
  • His ability to home in on the New Mexico bomb site was due to his latent ability to sense astral forms and spirits, since the bomb site was also the place where the Maestro's skeleton was and the Maestro's spirit was calling out to him in order to absorb his radiation (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #460).

Life-Giving Blood[]

  • Radioactive blood.
  • His blood managed to regrow a flower.
  • His blood had proved it's life-giving properties either.
  • His blood acts like sunlight, which burns out the vampire virus. When Dracula drank his blood, it burned his cells.


  • The angrier Hulk gets, the more energy that comes through and quicker.
  • He absorbs Gamma radiation from every universe and dimension to power his abilities.
  • The Hulk's body soaks in radiation like a sponge, using it to empower himself. Increasing not just his usual abilities but also on occasion his size.
  • His powers have been stated and shown to increase after absorbing large amounts of radiation up to ground zero nuclear attacks (from Incredible Hulk Vol 3 #105, Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #2, Fantastic Four #433, World War Hulk: X-Men #2).
  • Absorbing gamma energy from gamma bombs and briefly becoming 80 feet tall (from Incredible Hulks #635).
  • Can absorb radiation, he has also shown the ability to absorb some surprising energy sources.
  • "The ambient energy--they're absorbing it all!" (from Hulk: The Movie Adaptation).
  • Can absorb dark magic and dimensional nexus energies to grow stronger (from Incredible Hulk Vol 3 #82, The Darkness/Hulk #1 and Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #450).
  • Can absorb all the mass energy of the black hole.
  • The Hulk is able to absorb the souls, absorbed Brian Banner's soul out of Sasquatch (from Immortal Hulk #5).
  • Can absorb beings caught in the middle of his regenerative process into his body, breaking down their being into an unrecognizable state (from Immortal Hulk #8).
  • Immune to nuclear and Radiation-based attacks and can absorb their power.
  • Absorbed Dormammu attack and Oneshotted him (from Dr. Strange: The Best Defense #1).
  • Absorbed the power and redirects it back at the Galaxy Master, destroying him completely (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #270).
  • Absorbed the energy of a prototype nuclear fusion reactor (from Totally Awesome Hulk #1).
  • The Hulk absorbed the whole radiation of the planet and also gained the so-called Old Power, powerful energy flowing through Sakaar, and it literally transformed him into Worldbreaker Hulk.
  • Banner absorbed all of Robert Reynolds' energy (both the supernatural and scientific essences of his powers).
  • Bruce absorbed Gamma Radiation and Cosmic Radiation (from Incredible Hulks #610).
  • Absorbed the power of Pandora's box which is explicitly stated to be 133.45 x stronger than Hercules, which should give him a 133.45× power increase (from Incredible Hulks #629).
  • Fin Fang Foom is radiating the mystical power of 17.34 of hercules blows, the radiation is enough to kill the continent, and only Hulk can absorb it (from Incredible Hulks #635).
  • Devil Hulk breaks one of the shards and absorbs its power without any harm (from Avengers: No Road Home #6).
  • Eats Demons (from Defenders: The Best Defense #1).
  • Eats cosmic radiation to become a Cosmically-powered Hulk, coming back from obliteration to do so very quickly (from Immortal Hulk #45).
  • Absorb Metatron, the Sentience of the Eighth Omniverse, to become the Breaker of Worlds and becoming the cosmic being of the Ninth Cosmos (from Immortal Hulk #24).
  • Jeff Parker, a long-time writer of the Hulk, has stated Hulk absorbs ambient Gamma energy in the surrounding air for his mass and size.
  • Hulk gains his mass from an extra-dimensional source (from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5).
  • Drawing gamma energy from the below-place (Gamma is both science and magic).
  • Took enough radiation to kill a hundread men in a second.
  • Dr. Strange tells the Unleashed Hulk that his power is going out of control, that the gamma energy he's absorbing and unleashing that he normally could control is coming from every universe/dimension in existence, and it would eventually lead not only to his destruction... but the entire destruction of the Marvel Universe itself (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #450).
  • This gamma energy saturates his cells and reinforces them like a really sturdy wall.
  • But when the Hulk is in control, he can't deactivate the gene that absorbs ambient gamma energy to provide him with ridiculous strength.

Emits Gamma Radiation[]

  • The Hulk's body works like a "gamma battery" by constantly creating more gamma radiation and radiating it from his skin (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #103).
  • Can force feed his energy into these machines at a rate too fast for them to handle, and they promptly overloaded and exploded (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #464).
  • The Hulk enters into the Galaxy Master and all the radiation emitting from the Hulk's body cause severe problems with the Galaxy Masters internal system and it destroys him (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #270).
  • The radiation coming from the Hulk was enough to give Banner's love interest, Betty Ross, cancer (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #466).
  • His cells eventually get so saturated they start giving off massive amounts of gamma energy to rattle the Earth's core.
  • Sending concussive energy through countless dimensions after clashing with Ironclad (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #305).
  • The radiation he emits can go stronger with his anger.
  • Hulk grew so furious that his ambient energy started tearing the Earth apart.
  • Gamma rays are so powerful (the highest form of light and 10,000 times more powerful than visible light).

Massive Gamma Burst Ability[]

  • When sufficiently enraged The Hulk emits omnidirectional bursts of Gamma rays, to hugely destructive effect.
  • If he gets angry enough, he can blow entire cities to smithereens with just a radiated roar.
  • Can explode if fueled by too much gamma energy.
  • That ambient gamma energy when he overloads is capable of blowing a planet apart.
  • These Gamma shockwaves were capable of utterly annihilating Fin Fang Foom and Arm'Chedon (from Incredible Hulks #634).
  • After being engineered to eat magic instead of radiation, he absorbs Dormammu's full magical might, and then produces a continental sized explosion that breaks apart Dormammu and propels Dr. Strange riding Surfer's board through time (from Dr. Strange: The Best Defense #1).
  • Hulk's rage reached a critical point, causing him to unleash a gargantuan gamma energy explosion with the power of approximately 3000 Gamma Bombs, wrecking Iron Man Armor Model 72, a Hulkbuster Armor the size of a Celestial (from Hulk Vol 5 #7).
  • "Just as the Incredible Hulk 'is the strongest one there is,' so too are gamma ray bursts the most powerful explosions known."
  • These bursts may as well signal the end of the world.

Optic Blast[]

  • After the malevolent personality of Bruce who took control of the Hulk persona was about to fight The Abominations, the personality increased the Hulk's rage to a level that he gave out huge amounts of energy from his eyes (from Hulk Vol 5 #5).
  • Even when the Titan persona lost control, Hulk was still able to fire blasts of energy from his eyes (from Hulk Vol 5 #7).
  • At his maximum rage, Hulk could unleash optic blasts, with a single blast producing enough energy to obliterate one of the Abominations apart, whose skin said to be stronger than the Hulk's (from Hulk Vol 5 #5).
  • The angrier he gets, the intensity of the beam gets hotter.

Rage Empowerment[]

  • Rage causes Hulk's powers to increase.
  • "The Hulk cannot tire! The more he fights--the stronger he becomes!" (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #112).
  • "Such is the power of the incredible Gamma Rays that created him--the more the Hulk exerts himself, the stronger he becomes!" (from Tales to Astonish #93).
  • His "cells reproduce so fast it seems that way, and the madder he gets, the more his system speeds up. The more cells he produces. He gets tougher, stronger, harder to hurt" (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #340).
  • The Abomination was originally much stronger than the Savage Hulk--and was even granted twice that level of strength by the Galaxy Master--but that doesn't matter much when "all Hulk has to do is become ten times as mad!!" (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #270).
  • Has overwhelmed threats who have overpowered him by getting angrier.
  • If angry enough, Hulk can transform into his Worldbreaker state instantly.
  • The Hulk's rage makes him unbeatable.
  • There is no limit to how angry the Hulk can get (and absorbing radiation).
  • "The Hulk strains mightily--his boundless rage growing with every instant!" (from Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #201).
  • His powers are limitless.

The World-Breaker[]

  • Worldbreaker Hulk is his name.
  • A living, breathing cosmic bomb capable of destroying planets.
  • So big, so durable and so fast.
  • So terrifying and so dangerous.
  • Body glows a bright green from his insides and oozing with gamma radiation.
  • Can release massive bursts of gamma radiation capable of leveling cities, involuntarily, when enraged.
  • Unstoppably powerful.
  • Hulk's incredible destructive potential, with no Bruce Banner to hold him back.
  • Barely any hero on Earth-616 could match him and he was still holding back to protect innocence.
  • Nearly destroyed the Eastern Seaboard with a footstep and shook all of America with a roar.
  • Destroying a planet and a surrounding moon as a side-effect of a direct collision with the Red She-Hulk (Extreme rage. The energy required to damage the moon would destroy multiple planets).
  • The entire Dark Dimension itself was destroyed as a side-effect of Hulk’s battle with the Red She-Hulk. (According to Umar, they were destroying the entire Dark Dimension, which was occurring in a never-ending cycle and ultimately forced Umar to expel the Hulk from her domain. The Dark Dimension has more spatial dimensions than the Earth-616 universe, which makes it exponentially more vast in size in comparison to an infinite three-dimensional conventional universe. Hence the Hulk exerted incalculable strength to repeatedly destroy the realm).
  • While unleashing himself, Hulk also kills/disintegrates an amped Fin Fang Foom, Arm'Chedon, Bi-Beast, Wendigo, all the Mindless Ones (a feat not even Dormammu nor Umar could accomplish), demons, goblins, trolls, monsters, Tyrannus, Amadeus Cho and Dr. Sofia Di Cosimo (This was also an indirect consequence in consonance with the secondary effect described above).
  • Absorbing the explosion of six gamma-bombs and the gamma radiation from Fin Fang Foom after crushing him underfoot, Hulk along with Red She-Hulk, A-Bomb, and She-Hulk become massive titans that tower over the landscape. Unlike the others who have gone insane, Hulk retains his intelligence and holds back, fearing that if he unleashes himself in his current powerful state, he would annihilate everyone and everything, quite possibly causing destruction far beyond that of anything thought possible.
  • He is the eye of anger...The World Breaker. The Green Scar. Two-Hands, Harkanon, Haarg, Holku. He is Hulk. But of all that is not important. All that matters, all that really matters, is that he is very, very, angry.


  • Betty Ross a.k.a. Red She-Hulk
  • Bereet
  • Glazier
  • Monica Rappaccini
  • Jarella
  • Thundra
  • Caiera Oldstrong
  • Umar, Dormammu’s sister
  • Zarda the Power Princess
  • Nadia Blonsky


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Other media[]


See Hulk/gallery.