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Encyclopedia > Betty Ross Banner
Betty Ross Banner

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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Incredible Hulk #1
Created by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
In story information
Full name Elizabeth Ross Talbot Banner
Notable aliases Harpy

Betty Ross (later Betty Talbot and then Betty Banner) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. This article is about the comic book company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ...

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Fictional character biography

The only daughter of renowned military general Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, Betty spent her formative years firmly under her fathers thumb. Thunderbolt Ross had wanted a son, and had no use for his unfortunate daughter: after her mother died during Betty's teenage years, she was sent away to boarding school. After graduating, she returned to her father's side, a repressed wallflower. Thunderbolt Ross was then in charge of a top-secret project to create a new type of weapon, employing the limitless power of gamma radiation. The head scientist on the project was quiet, bookish Bruce Banner, and an attraction between Betty and Banner soon developed. General Thaddeus E. Thunderbolt Ross is a fictional character of Marvel Comics. ... Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ...


Their relationship was forever changed when, during the gamma-bomb test, Banner was struck by the full force of the detonation, and its radiation transformed him into the Hulk whenever he grew angry. Banner tried to keep his condition secret from Betty, which only served to alienate them. Betty was then ardently pursued by Major Glenn Talbot, the new aide attached to her father's Hulkbuster task force. Eventually, the secret of Banner's dual identity became public knowledge, and his transformations and rampages created a rift between Betty and himself. With no one else to turn to, Betty married Major Talbot. Their union soon ended in divorce, however, and Talbot died trying to destroy the Hulk. Major (later Colonel) Glenn Talbot is a fictional character and an armed-villain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Hulkbusters is the name of three fictional organizations in the Marvel Universe. ...


Betty continued to find herself entangled in the lives of Bruce Banner and the Hulk. At one point she was transformed by the villainous MODOK into a gamma-empowered flying menace known as the Harpy. In this form, she was an insane green creature with a woman's head and arms and the wings and body of a giant bird of prey. She could fly and fire energy blasts.[1] MODOK is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


But even those trials could not destroy her love for the hapless Bruce Banner, and eventually, despite her father's objections, she married him. However, lasting happiness was not to be theirs. After spending years living together as fugitives, Betty was poisoned by the Hulk's long-time enemy the Abomination, who used his own gamma-irradiated blood to do the deed hoping to incriminate Banner, and placed in cryonic suspension by her father. The Abomination (Emil Blonsky) is a fictional supervillain that appears in the Marvel Universe and is a perennial foe of the Incredible Hulk. ...


Betty was thereafter revived by the Leader, underwent surgery which considerably altered her appearance, was granted superhuman strength, and for a time aided her fugitive husband as his shadowy contact, Mr. Blue. The Tempest Fugit story-arc later explained her resurrection as a figment/hallucination created by Nightmare,[2] and she was recently confirmed as deceased.[3] The Leader (Samuel Sterns) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the Hulk. ... Dr Strange rescuing a victim of Nightmare. ...


Other versions

Heroes Reborn

In the Heroes Reborn Universe created by Franklin Richards in the aftermath of the Onslaught crisis, Betty was known as Liz Ross, and served as the head of security for Stark International. As a result, she took Iron Man's apparent appointment as Tony Stark's personal bodyguard as a personal insult, and was also present when Bruce Banner was exposed to the gamma radiation that would turn him into the Hulk. Shortly before the heroes returned to their world, it was revealed that Liz was dying of cancer as a result of the gamma exposure. Heroes Reborn was an event in which Marvel Comics temporarily outsourced the production of several of its most famous comic books to the studios of its popular former employees Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld. ... This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ... Onslaught is a fictional character, a psionic entity in the Marvel Comics universe created from the consciousness of two characters: Professor Charles Xavier, founder and leader of the X-Men, and the villainous mutant known as Magneto. ... This article is about the superhero. ...


Ultimate Betty Ross

Ultimate Betty Ross. Art by Bryan Hitch.
Ultimate Betty Ross. Art by Bryan Hitch.

In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Betty is the daughter of General "Thunderbolt" Ross. She was the roommate of fellow "army brat" Janet van Dyne during her college years when Jan started seeing Hank Pym at NYU. She earned a degree in communications at Berkeley and started dating the Super-Soldier Program's head scientist, Bruce Banner. Her relationship with Bruce soured after Bruce's failed attempts at cracking the super soldier problem turned him into the Hulk. After the Hulk was captured by her father, she ended her relationship with Bruce and temporarily moved to SOHO. Image File history File links Ultbettyross. ... Image File history File links Ultbettyross. ... The various characters of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, as seen on the cover to Ultimates (v2) #12. ... General Thaddeus E. Thunderbolt Ross is a fictional character of Marvel Comics. ... The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) is a comic book superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Dr. Henry Hank Pym is a fictional, comic-book scientist and superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hulk (comics). ...


When the Ultimates were assembled, she became their Director of Communications/Public Relations Officer. During this time, Bruce attempted to rekindle their relationship but was spurned and belittled by Betty who boasted of having dinner with Freddie Prinze, Jr. This caused Banner to take some of Captain America's recently rediscovered blood, combine it with his Hulk formula and inject it into himself, resulting in his transformation into the grey-skinned Hulk and went after Betty stating that she was the only person that he had left. Bruce was eventually brought down by the Ultimates, but not before killing more than 800 civilians. Ironically, seeing Bruce's desperate devotion to her and being perversely attracted to his savage Hulk persona, she took a new romantic interest in Bruce. The Ultimates is a set of superhero comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics. ... For the Bobby Womack album, see Communication (1972 album). ... // Dictionary. ... Freddie James Prinze (born March 8, 1976) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his leading roles in teen-oriented films. ...


When her good friend Janet was almost killed by her husband Hank during a domestic violence dispute, she revealed that she knew of the Hank and Jan's past personal problems but decided to keep silent about it. She described how sometimes Jan would appear to have chunks of her hair pulled out and that Hank had once slammed her head through a door.


When it was leaked to the public that Bruce Banner was in fact the Hulk, she was devastated knowing that no jury would acquit him of his crime and it was a certain death sentence. However she coldly went along with the government's plan to execute Bruce, but she broke down during the trial. She declared her love for Bruce, offering to have sex with him while she still had the chance and asked him for forgiveness. Bruce granted neither wish [partly because the dialogue was being broadcast live, making Bruce feel inhibited].


When S.H.I.E.L.D. discovered that Bruce was still alive, Nick Fury asked Wolverine to find and kill the Hulk. Betty didn't approve of this but it was beyond her control. She has recently shown interest in Nick Fury but they both, along with almost all the Ultimates, were captured during the Liberators attack on U.S. soil. They were later freed as Bruce Banner came back, so this might complicate things a bit. Betty was seen tending to an exhausted Bruce after the battle with the Liberators and Loki in Washington DC.
The Liberators are the principal task force of a coalition of nations in Ultimate Marvel Universe that are opposed to the United Statess deployment of their super soldiers in foreign countries. ...


In other media

Animated series

The original animated series depicted Betty as a civilian hanger on with no apparent function in the Gamma Bomb as in the comics, other than the fact that she was General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross's daughter and only child. However, later adaptations have Betty as a professional scientific colleague to Banner who devotes much of her time trying to address and treat her love's bizarre medical condition.


Film

In the 2003 film, Hulk, Betty Ross is played by Jennifer Connelly, and is Bruce's girlfriend and scientific colleague. She is the second person to learn about the Hulk, when Banner saves her from his father's gamma-enhanced dogs, and is the only person capable of calming the Hulk down. At the conclusion of the film, when Banner has been declared dead, she is contacted by her father, asking if she has heard from Banner, but she coldly informs him that, even if Bruce was alive, she hopes he wouldn't contact her (her phone lines are all being tapped), and that she loves him. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former child model. ...


Betty Ross will appear in The Incredible Hulk, portrayed by Liv Tyler.[1] For the 2003 film, see Hulk (film). ... Liv Tyler (born Liv Rundgren, on July 1, 1977, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York[1]) is an American actress and model. ...


She appears in the animated films Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2. Ultimate Avengers (also known as Ultimate Avengers: The Movie) is a direct-to-video animated film based on the Marvel comic book The Ultimates. ... Ultimate Avengers 2 (also known as Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther) is the sequel to Ultimate Avengers. ...


References

  1. ^ Hulk #167-168
  2. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol.3, #81
  3. ^ World War Hulk #3; Incredible Hulk' vol.3, #110

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Banner, Betty Ross (1108 words)
Reluctantly, General Ross consented to the wedding of Banner with his daughter, which was held in the house in which she had been born.
Betty's transformation was reversed shortly afterward, apparently permanently, and she regained both her normal form and her sanity.
Betty was distraught on learning that Banner had sometimes consciously triggered his transformations in the past and was even now willing to become the Hulk on order to deal with certain menaces.
Betty Ross Banner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (868 words)
Betty Ross should not be confused with Betsy Ross, reputed seamstress of the American flag.
Betty Ross (later Betty Talbot and then Betty Banner) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe.
She is the daughter of General Thunderbolt Ross, a longtime foe of the Hulk.
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