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Ultimate Hulk


Cover of Ultimates #5, Ultimate Hulk
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Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #2
Created by Mark Millar
Brian Hitch.
Based on the Hulk, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Characteristics
Alter ego Bruce Banner
Affiliations None
Previous affiliations Ultimates
Notable powers Superhuman strength and durability, Regenerative healing factor

The "Ultimate" Hulk (Bruce Banner) is a fictional character in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. Loosely based on the Marvel Universe Hulk, he first appeared, in flashback, in Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's Ultimates (1st series) #2 (April 2002). Although he did appear in a two-part story in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Phil Hester, it is generally considered to be out of continuity due to conflicting designs and characters; however references made in the first issue of the Ultimates could be taken to reconcile some of this. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Mark Millar (born December 24, 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Stan Lee at the 1973 San Diego comic con Stan The Man Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922, New York, New York) is an American writer, editor, Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics and memoirist, who — with several artist co-creators, especially Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko — introduced... Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... The Ultimates are a group of fictional characters, a government-sponsored team of superheroes in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, appearing primarily in their self-titled comic book limited series The Ultimates and The Ultimates 2, published by Marvel Comics, written by Mark Millar and drawn by Bryan Hitch. ... Healing Factor is a fictitious classification of the healing power and relative speed with which a comic character in the Marvel Universe can resist and recover from bodily injuries or disease. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Ultimate Marvel is an imprint of comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring reimagined and updated versions of the companys most popular superhero characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Avengers and the Fantastic Four. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mark Millar (born December 24, 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. ... Ultimates #1, cover by Brian Hitch. ... The Ultimates are a group of fictional characters, a government-sponsored team of superheroes in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, appearing primarily in their self-titled comic book limited series The Ultimates and The Ultimates 2, published by Marvel Comics, written by Mark Millar and drawn by Bryan Hitch. ... Ultimate Marvel Team-Up was a Marvel Comics title which ran for 16 issues (plus a concluding Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special), set in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. ... Brian Michael Bendis. ... Phil Hester (born in 1966 in the state of Iowa) is an American comic book artist, penciller and writer. ...


Whereas the Marvel Universe Hulks are characters in their own right, Millar's Ultimate Universe Hulk is intended purely as a mirror of Banner - a creature of pure rage and id, which simply incorporates the base emotions that Ultimate Banner represses, and amplifies them to absurd degrees. He is primarily a villianous menace than an anti-hero and is also cannibalistic.

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Fictional character biography

Superhuman

Dr. Robert Bruce Banner was one of the leading scientists attempting to recreate the Super-Soldier Formula that created Captain America. Insecure and neurotic, he used an experimental version of the formula on himself and transformed into a mindless Hulk. In this state, he laid waste to Chelsea Piers before he could be subdued by Spider-Man and taken into custody. Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers (in some accounts Steven Grant Rogers[1]), is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... The archway is the only remaining identifiable piece of the Cunard Pier 54 The Lusitania at Pier 54 Chelsea Piers and Lusitania about 1910 The Carpathia at Pier 54 after the Titanic rescue The Chelsea Pier entertainment and sports complex in May 2006 The Chelsea Piers were the luxury liner... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article may require cleanup. ...


Banner and Henry Pym were both hired by S.H.I.E.L.D. to create post-human soldiers for S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Ultimates, with Banner focusing on the Super-Soldier formula responsible for Captain America, and Henry Pym experimenting with his Giant-Man formula. Whereas Pym found success and celebrity with "Giant-Man", Banner found himself unable to crack the Super-Soldier formula. Classifying himself a failure and suffering ridicule at the hands of the other members of the Ultimates, Banner took some of the recently rediscovered Captain America's blood, combined it with his Hulk formula, and injected it. Banner rationalized his decision by saying that turning himself into a monster gave the Ultimates a villain to fight, thereby justifying their existence at a time when they were accused of being an enormous multi-billion dollar waste of government resources. Before lapsing into unconsciousness however, Banner confessed that "honest-to-God truth of the matter" is that he simply "just missed being big." Dr. Henry Hank Pym is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe, a founding member of the superhero group The Avengers and a brilliant scientist who spends much of his time in his lab. ... S.H.I.E.L.D. (originally an acronym for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division, subsequently changed to Strategic Hazard Intervention, Espionage and Logistics Directorate) is a fictional counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Universe that often deals with superhuman threats. ... Yellowjacket. ...


Shortly afterwards, Banner transformed into a sociopathic grey-skinned Hulk that channeled and amplified Banner's hidden emotions, unleashing the darkest depths of his id. The Hulk proceeded to track down and pursue Betty Ross, the object of Bruce Banner's affection who, because of relationship problems with Banner, was courting the favor of Hollywood film star Freddie Prinze, Jr. that night, and inadvertently boasted about it to Banner over the phone shortly before his transformation. During his rampage and cross-town pursuit of the fleeing Betty Ross, The Hulk informed Betty that he was "horny as Hell" and destroyed everything in his path, indiscriminately killing hundreds of people in the process. He undoubtedly would have raped Betty, with obviously fatal results (for her), if the Ultimates had not caught up with him. After rendering Giant-Man unconscious and overpowering Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, who were all dispatched to stop his rampage, The Hulk changed back into Banner after the Wasp entered his skull through the ear canal and fired her bio-electric sting directly into his brain. Upon regaining consciousness, Banner was promptly knocked unconscious, restrained and shuttled away to S.H.I.E.L.D., the connection between him and the Ultimate Hulk covered up. The ego, superego, and id are the tripartite divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory compartmentalizing the sphere of mental activity into three energetic components: the ego being the organized conscious mediator between the internal person and the external identity. ... Freddie Prinze, Jr. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article is about the two Ultimate Iron Man miniseries. ... Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers (in some accounts Steven Grant Rogers[1]), is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Ultimate Thor is a fictional character, a superhero in the Ultimate Marvel Universe based on the mythological Thor and the Marvel Universe Thor. ... The Wasp is a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, and is a central member of The Avengers. ...


Later, after being subdued by the Ultimates, an examination on Banner's blood revealed that the latest Super-Soldier Formula he took has placed a more permanent effect on Banner. The "Hulk cells" were not disappearing like they did after the first time Banner transformed, showing that the new Super-Soldier Formula Banner took would forever keep the Hulk within him.


Homeland Security

The Hulk plows through his teammates as they attempt to stop his rampage.
The Hulk plows through his teammates as they attempt to stop his rampage.

After his rampage, Banner spent a number of months in a cell specifically designed to withstand the Hulk's fury, with Anti-Hulk serum administered to him on a continuous basis. Image File history File links Hulk_Smash. ... Image File history File links Hulk_Smash. ...


Amidst the Chitauri's assault on Earth and their takeover of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the United States Armed Forces, General Fury quickly mobilized an army and attacked the alien base in Arizona. During his battle with Herr Kleiser, a Chitauri agent capable of absorbing and administering enormous physical damage, Captain America, with all other tactical options exhausted, gave the order for "the Weapon of Last Resort" and gave "Permission to traumatize Banner," who was in a helicopter with a military escort hovering over the S.H.I.E.L.D. battlefield. The delicate procedure of traumatizing a 90-pound scientist simply amounted to throwing him out of the chopper in hopes that his anger would overcome the effects of the anti-Hulk serum coursing through his veins. Reptilian humanoids are a recurring theme in mythology, fiction, and especially science fiction, fringe theories, and conspiracy theories. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ...


It did.


The Hulk's first course of action was to bodyslam Captain America into the concrete to pay him back for breaking Banner's jaw after the first Hulk transformation in Manhattan. Captain America immediately pointed out Herr Kleiser, declaring that he had been "all over Betty" while Banner was in his solitary cell. Not one to be overshadowed by a skinny German Nazi, the Hulk promptly pounded Kleiser to a pulp and even ate him.


While Hulk was dining on Kleiser, Captain America manipulated him once more by calling down to him, telling Hulk that the Chitauri alien fleet had called him a "sissy-boy" and asked if the Hulk intended to let the aliens get away with such an insult. In a most vigorous defense of his heterosexuality, Hulk leaped a mile into the air, ripping apart the entire airborne alien fleet that clouded the sky, all the while proclaiming that "Hulk no Sissy Boy...HULK STRAIGHT!" Even after destroying the entire fleet and saving what remained of the day, the Hulk was full of adrenaline and rage, and needed to be sedated. Hawkeye, the marksman, was called in to take him down with an adamantium-tipped syringe full of anti-Hulk serum. Hawkeye did, but barely succeeded since Hulk seemed to be impervious to the antidote Hawkeye shot into Hulk before he finally passed out. Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a Marvel Comics superhero, a longtime member of the Avengers. ...


While Banner returned to normal while in containment in S.H.I.E.L.D., his caretakers monitored him closely. Because of Herr Kleiser's shapeshifter abilities, Banner's stool were collected and properly disposed of after the battle, to rule out the possibility of the Kleiser reconstituting himself in a cunning, if disgusting, way. Shapeshifting, transformation , transmogrification or morphing is a change in the form or shape of a person, especially: a change from human form to animal form and vice versa a change in appearance from one person to another Shapeshifting is not considered scientifically or medically possible for humans (and animal shapeshifting... Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is waste product from an animals digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation. ...


Ultimate War

When Magneto attacked the Triskelion's lockup during the Ultimate War series, power went down for the entire facility. The Hulk was said to have eaten six members of the nursing staff in the chaos. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and be more accessible to a general audience, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The armoured triskelion on the flag of the Isle of Man Triskelion (or triskele, from Greek τρισκελης three-legged) is a symbol consisting of three bent human legs, or, more generally, three interlocked spirals, or any similar symbol with three protrusions exhibiting a symmetry of the cyclic group C3. ... Ultimate War is a comic book mini-series produced by Marvel Comics featuring the Ultimates and the Ultimate X-Men. ...


Ultimate Six

During 'Ultimate Six', the SHIELD facility in which Banner was kept was attacked by Electro and the Green Goblin, but Banner was later reported to have 'fallen asleep reading a magazine', and was promptly sedated for a week, just in case. Ultimate Six is a seven-issue miniseries and fictional crossover between Spider-Man and the Ultimates. ... Electro is either (a) a prefix used to indicate a relationship to electricity, as in electro-mechanical, or electro-magnet, or (b) a stand-alone word. ... The Green Goblin is a Marvel Comics supervillain, considered one of Spider-Man’s greatest and most infamous foes. ...


Ultimates 2

Banner remained in his cell for a year, with very few Hulk episodes; during one such transformation, he sat on the couch and watched Curb Your Enthusiasm until he changed back. The few visitors he received included Hank Pym, demonstrating his new "Ant Man" technology. Shortly thereafter, he learned from the national news that somebody had leaked top-secret information to the press regarding the Hulk/Banner connection. Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American television sitcom starring Seinfeld writer & co-creator Larry David. ...


S.H.I.E.L.D. hired lawyer Matt Murdock to try and avoid the death penalty for 800+ murder counts by bringing up the important things Banner had done in the interests of national security, and his work for the Ultimates. During jury deliberation, Banner received a visit from General Fury, who told him that the case had been dismissed, and presented him with a bottle of champagne. Eagerly drinking his first drink as a free man, Banner passed out - the bottle had been drugged by Hank Pym at Fury's request - and awakened much later on the deck of an aircraft carrier, with a one-megaton nuclear weapon nearby. Fortunately for his well-being, he transformed into the Hulk right before the nuclear device was detonated. Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the State as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offenses. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ...


Later, Banner anonymously called Pym from a public telephone to thank him for deliberately botching the dose before Banner decided to go into hiding. It is not clear if Pym deliberately botched the dose, or was merely incompetent in his research.


In Ultimates 2 #11, Bruce Banner appears in Washington D.C. before one of the Crimson Dynamo's giant duplicates, letting it step on him, all the while muttering to himself about being "in touch with his inner sociopath." The Hulk appears in the next panel, lifting the robot with both hands and then ripping it in two, finishing the issue with a declaration of, "NOW BRING IT ON!"


Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk

Main article: Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk
The Hulk calmly enjoying the presence of a large harem of Tibetan women.
The Hulk calmly enjoying the presence of a large harem of Tibetan women.

Some time after Banner's disappearance, strange occurrences across Europe and Asia reported. General Fury started piecing together the evidence and concluded that despite their distance from one another, they were all related. The discovery of feces in Tibet belonging to Banner confirmed that he had survived his execution. Since S.H.I.E.L.D. was in charge of executing Banner in a very public way, they acted to cover up their error by contracting James "Logan" Howlett (Wolverine) to track Banner down and eliminate him. Ultimate Wolverine vs. ... Image File history File links Ultimatehulk2. ... Image File history File links Ultimatehulk2. ... Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is waste product from an animals digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ...


Logan arrives at a rural village in Tibet and discovers that all the women have been kidnapped. He eventually makes his way to a beautiful but derelict palace. The Hulk (decked in Tibetan robes and beads) has taken up residence here with the kidnapped women as his concubines. The Hulk is annoyed at being interrupted and he and Wolverine fight. After an intense struggle, the Hulk physically rips Wolverine's body in half and hurls his legs four miles up a mountain, leaving Logan's torso to freeze in the snow. Concubinage is either the state of a couple living together as lovers with no obligation created by vows, legal marriage, or religious ceremony, or the state of a woman supported by a male lover who is married to, and usually living with, someone else. ...


Issue #2 reveals, in flashback, that Bruce Banner, after travelling through France, Ireland and India, finally treks to Tibet, to seek the wisdom of the Panchen Lama who he hopes can reveal the true relationship behind Banner and the Hulk. It is here that the Hulk resides prior to Logan's intrusion. The Panchen Lama (Chinese: 班禪喇嘛 ;Tibetan: པན་ཆེན་བླ་མ་) is the second highest ranking lama after the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa (Dge-lugs-pa) sect of Tibetan Buddhism (the sect which controlled Tibet from the 16th century until the Communist takeover). ...


Other Media

The Hulk and Bruce Banner appears in Ultimate Avengers. In the movie, he appears as a scientist for the Avengers. It was revealed that the Hulk ruins Banner's work, identity, and his relationships. In order to help the Avengers, Banner planned to use the Super Soldier serum to take control of the Hulk. According to him, transmutations can be controlled by the serum. As Banner transforms into the Hulk while breathing a dose of the serum, he successfully take control of the Hulk, and speaks while in that form. Unfortunately, while fighting the Chautauri aliens, Banner loses control, and became mindless. Betty was able to inject him a serum, and was transformed back. After a while, Banner was now imprisoned. Ultimate Avengers is a direct-to-video animated film based on the Marvel comic book The Ultimates. ...


In the sequel of the movie, Banner was still captured and was forced to watch of the Hulk's actions. In the end, he transformed and escapes.


Powers & Abilities

Banner's powers are a result of his Hulk formula combined with Captain America's blood, which causes him to transform when under stress into a gigantic monstrous form that is virtually impervious to harm, and which possesses vast physical strength and stamina. His strength appears to be peerless in the Ultimate universe, as he tosses heavy-hitters such as Iron Man and Thor around like dolls and ripped the Adamantium needle prepared for him like a toothpick. He also tore Wolverine in half despite the presence of his Adamantium laced skeleton. He is also tough enough to survive a nuclear detonation, seeing as how he is still alive after the attempted execution. Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers (in some accounts Steven Grant Rogers[1]), is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ...


Hulk can regenerate tissue and broken bones almost instantly, making him an almost impossible enemy to defeat; so far only two defeats have been witnessed, both involving forced transition back to Banner. Firstly where Hulk was suffered Wasp's "stings" directly to his frontal lobes, followed by impact trauma incurred from a height upwards of five thousand feet. Secondly, Hulk can be forcibly transformed back to Banner form through direct injection of a serum created by Bruce Banner himself; injection is possible only via adamantium needle that can either be directly applied, or fired into the target. The second option was employed by Hawkeye (under General Fury's command) after the alien invasion had been defeated at the end of Ultimates vol. 1, in the aptly-named issue "How I Learned To Love The Hulk". Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a Marvel Comics superhero, a longtime member of the Avengers. ... General Nicholas Joseph Nick Fury is a fictional army hero and spy, featured in Marvel Comics. ...


Personality and behavior

This Hulk, like many Ultimate Marvel characters, has base similarities to his mainstream 616 universe counterpart coupled with differences. He is very angry and has not shown much intelligence, like the Savage Hulk. However, Ultimate Hulk is a lot more vicious and violent than his mainstream counterpart. For example, Hulk has ripped Ultimate Wolverine in half and ripped off Herr Kleiser's head. Further, he once threatened to rip out Hank Pym's skull and use it as a toilet. This Hulk is also just as sexual, if not more so than, the Grey Hulk of earth 616. On many occasions, Hulk has yelled out to Betty, telling her how "horny" he is and he also surrounded himself with beautiful women in Tibet. Finally, Ultimate Hulk is a cannibal, as demonstrated in Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk #2, where the Hulk devours his farm coworkers for making fun of Banner's sexuality. The various characters of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, as seen on the cover to Ultimates (v2) #12. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... Ultimate Wolverine vs. ...


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Ultimate Hulk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2100 words)
The "Ultimate" Hulk (Bruce Banner) is a fictional character in the Ultimate Marvel Universe.
Although he did appear in a two-part story in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Phil Hester, it is generally considered to be out of continuity due to conflicting designs and characters; however references made in the first issue of the Ultimates could be taken to reconcile some of this.
During 'Ultimate Six', the SHIELD facility in which Banner was kept was attacked by Electro and the Green Goblin, but Banner was later reported to have 'fallen asleep reading a magazine', and was promptly sedated for a week, just in case.
Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (993 words)
Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk is a Marvel Comics six-issue miniseries set in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, written by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, and illustrated by artist Leinil Francis Yu and colorist Dave McCaig.
Lindelof has revealed that neither Wolverine nor the Hulk will die, their powers will be shown in new ways, there will be cameos by other Ultimate characters, and at least one new major Ultimate character will be introduced (currently believed to be Ultimate She-Hulk), excepting the introduction of Ultimate Wendigo.
Wolverine tracks the Hulk to a small Tibetan village, where the Hulk is found lounging, surrounded by scantily clad women.
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