Incredible Hulk


Dr. David Banner
Powers and Abilities
Super-strength, quick healing

The live-action TV series version of The Incredible Hulk is created when Dr. David Banner accidentally overdoses on gamma radiation. And throughout the series, he is a wanted fugitive accused of killing David Banner and Elaina Marks, and is pursued by investigative tabloid-newspaper reporter Jack McGee

Differences from Comic BookEdit

This Hulk varies from the comic book Hulk in the sense that it is closer to a hero than the more anti-hero associated Hulk. This Hulk never kills or hurts anyone innocent, and when he does hurt someone, he barely injures them. During the pilot episode, Elaina Marks concludes that the Hulk retains Banner's values and instincts, and will therefore never harm or maim. It is demonstrated throughout the series that the Hulk's instinct is always to save and protect life. This Hulk also lacks abilities that the comic Hulk possesses, like the ability to leap using his strength. This Hulk is also significantly weaker than the comic book Hulk. Television series developer Kenneth Johnson wanted to translate the characters from the comic book fantasy into a live-action show that was more believable and acceptable to a large audience who were not comic book fans.


As the series goes on, the Hulk seems to gain slightly more intelligence, and become more understanding of the world around him, and to be in a relatively calm state. For example, in the episode "Captive Night" (season 3), the Hulk explores the mannequins in the store and falls in love with the green one. The Hulk also shows love and kindness to women, children and animals. In one episode, he helps preserve a bird's nest, and in another, the Hulk frees a rabbit from a trap. In "The Beast Within" (episode 4 of the series), it shows him tenderly caring for a tiger cub.

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