5’9” -> 7’+ (transformed)WEIGHT:
128 lbs -> 1000+ lbs (transformed)AFFILIATION:
Formerly Avengers, Defenders, (formerly) Four HorsemenTRANSFORMED: HUMAN:HISTORY:
As a child Bruce Banner was withdrawn, possibly developing a split personality to help deal with the pain and rage of his abusive father. His only happiness came from spending time with his cousin Jennifer Walters. Bruce found it hard to develop friendships and often found himself on the receiving end of physical abuse at the hands of school bullies. One such incident sparked him to build and plant a bomb in the basement of his school. The bomb was a dud, and Bruce was expelled, but the military took notice of his genius. Eventually, Bruce earned a doctorate in nuclear physics and started a career with them.
Supervising the trial of an experimental gamma bomb that he designed for the U.S. Defense Department at a nuclear research facility in New Mexico, Bruce selflessly rushed to the rescue of an ignorant teenager who had wandered onto the testing field as the countdown ticked inexorably toward zero. After shoving young Rick Jones to safety in a nearby ditch, Bruce was struck full-force by the bomb blast. He survived, but was irradiated by the deadly gamma energy.
At first, Banner would transform into the brutish gray Hulk only at sunset, and revert to human form at dawn. Eventually, his changes into the childlike green Hulk came to be triggered by the release of adrenaline when he was intensely excited, no matter what time of day. The green Hulk possesses little of Banner's memory and intelligence, and is easily enraged; making him a menace to society.
Since Banner's initial transformation into the Hulk, military forces commanded by the implacable General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross – Bruce's one-time benefactor – have hunted him continually. Hulk continued to make more enemies within the military such as Major Glenn Talbot as he and Bruce constantly competed for the affections of Ross' daughter, Betty.
Gamma-powered psychiatrist Leonard "Doc" Samson captured the Hulk and successfully separated Banner and his alter ego. Without Banner's psyche to restrain him, the Hulk became a greater danger than ever before. Realizing there was only one way to reign in the Hulk, Banner agreed to merge with the monster. But the stress of the re-integration fractured Banner's subconscious. Soon after, the swirling mess of persona and mentalities took their toll on the ever-flustered mind of Dr. Banner, and a battle for supremacy and control took place in Banner's subconscious. With assistance by the Ringmaster and his hypnotic abilities, Doc Samson tapped into the subconscious of Banner and reached his separate incarnations. Through this hypnosis, Banner, the green Hulk, and the grey Fixit all aligned to face their true inner demons-- Banner's unresolved issues with his abusive father and the murderer of his mother. With this realization, Banner was able to fuse these mentalities together, finding peace of mind. However, a green but intelligent version of the Hulk emerged. He had the mentality of Dr. Banner but the body and abilities of the Hulk – later nicknamed the Professor. Although Banner had his dominant personalities merged together, there were a number of other personas running through his mind including that of a "Devil-Hulk." POWERS/ABILITIES:
Bruce Banner does not have powers so much as he is a brilliant scientist on the level with Doctor Doom and Tony Stark.
The Hulk’s ability is all in proportion to how angry he is. The angrier he is the larger, stronger, faster, more durable, quicker healing, as well as some adaptive abilities to breathe underwater. WEAKNESSES:
Becoming so angry he loses control of himself. If Hulk loses his anger, he will revert back to Banner. Sleep gas and magic can calm him down or make him sleep, but when it goes away he becomes angrier. Having his radiation absorbed.PERSONALITY:
As Bruce Banner, his personality is sarcastic and self assured. He does, however, realize how dangerous he is and is always wary of releasing the Hulk at the wrong time making him fear anger. He has also had multiple personalities due to the hulk alter ego and psychiatrists trying to separate him from it.
As the Hulk, his personality is simple and easy to anger. Hulk loses a large amount of Banner’s intelligence, but has enough to speak and think.EQUIPMENT:
His grubby mitts.KNOWN ENEMIES:
Abomination, Red Hulk, M.O.D.O.K., Zeus