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Revamped Hulk Respect Thread

While saving the life of an innocent, scientist Bruce Banner was caught in the blast of an experimental gamma bomb that transformed him into a rampaging monster with near-limitless power. Hunted and feared by the world around him, he is the strongest there is -- he is the Incredible Hulk!

This is the Revamped Respect Thread for one of the most famous comic characters of all time. A vastly powerful physical beast, it is not so much respect that he inspires, but fear and awe. Because he is a misunderstood monster at his core, Hulk has fought everyone worth fighting with his peerless strength. Everyone.

The Hulk has manifested himself through various incarnations and out of convenience, I've decided to categorize his feats and fights by using several of his more prevalent personas: the Savage Hulk, the Gray Hulk, Professor Hulk, the Mindless Hulk and World War Hulk. The reasons for this should become more obvious as the thread progresses and explanations will follow.

Feel free to contribute but please try not to double up on scans. Use thumbnails or links wherever possible. To avoid duplication, every single scan cites an issue #. As with every respect thread, no trolling or disrespect please. All feats are canon and no alternate reality or alternate version feats will (or should) be referenced.

I. RESPECT
II. SAVAGE HULK STRENGTH
III. SAVAGE HULK DURABILITY
IV. SAVAGE HULK SPEED
V. SAVAGE HULK POWERS
VI. GRAY HULK STRENGTH
VII. GRAY HULK DURABILITY
VIII. GRAY HULK SPEED
IX. GRAY HULK POWERS
X. PROFESSOR HULK STRENGTH
XI. PROFESSOR HULK DURABILITY
XII. PROFESSOR HULK SPEED
XIII. PROFESSOR HULK POWERS
XIV. MINDLESS HULK STRENGTH
XV. MINDLESS HULK DURABILITY
XVI. MINDLESS HULK SPEED
XVII. MINDLESS HULK POWERS
XVIII. WORLD WAR HULK STRENGTH
XIX. WORLD WAR HULK DURABILITY
XX. WORLD WAR HULK SPEED
XXI. WORLD WAR HULK POWERS
XXII. BANNER RESPECT
XXIII. BANNER INTELLIGENCE
XXIV. BANNER INVENTIONS
XXV. HULK INTELLIGENCE
XXVI. BANNER ABILITIES
XXVII. HULK ABILITIES
XXVIII. HULK'S FIGHTS
XXIX. ESSENTIAL HULK
XXX. HULK'S FUTURE


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I. RESPECT


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The Hulk's reputation is nothing less than, "The strongest there is." And few are more qualified than General Thunderbolt Ross to describe the Hulk's strength. "Those of you who do know me know that I'm not one for melodrama -- so you'll believe me when I tell you that the Hulk is arguably the most powerful -- and dangerous -- creature to ever walk the Earth!" From Rampaging Hulk #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...pagingHulk1.jpg

Army scientist, Dr. Zaxon describes Hulk's vast power as immeasurable. "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:
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Doc Sampson reinforces this with his own battery of tests, "There truly seems to be no limit to the Hulk's strength!" From Incredible Hulk #228:
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Even the mutated super-genius, Leader, realizes, "The tests are worthless! There's no way to measure his strength! There is nothing he cannot do! I cannot build a device powerful enough to test him with!" From Tales to Astonish #73:
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Henry Gyrich debriefs members of the Initiative and reveals that the Hulk is "The original omega level threat." From Avengers Initiative #5:
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Wolverine personally recounts, "It's like he hits ya so damn hard ya actually leave your own body. It's when ya come back that ya feel the pain. An' ya realize yer goin' toe-to-toe with a walkin' earthquake." From Wolverine Origins #28:
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Siryn compares the Hulk to Juggernaut and Deadpool retorts, "The Juggernaut? Compared to the Hulk?! You oughta lay off the glue for a while, babe... it's messing up your perceptions," from Deadpool #4:
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Unfortunately, recognition of the Hulk's power can lead to equal amounts of fear. Such is evident in Reed Richards' rationalization for banishing him, "Time and time again, your anger and power have threatened the entire planet. . . . But for your sake and ours, we're sending you away." From Incredible Hulk vol.2 #92:
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Even his perennial foe, Namor, understood the consequences as he warns the Illuminati of Hulk's inevitable wrath in New Avengers: Illuminati #1:
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That same fear led Tony Stark to specifically invent the power-inhibiting S.P.I.N. technology as revealed in Avengers Initiative #4 and the Superheavy Cell, "a liquid with programmable density" that would be like "dropping raw tonnage on their backs," as revealed in Fear Itself #7.3. But even Stark understands it would only hold him for a little while anyway:
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Nevertheless, his oldest friend, Rick Jones, has never lost faith in the hero inside the monster, even during his rampage in World War Hulk #4:
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And most of the Avengers hold a deep respect for Hulk, especially the big three: Captain America, Iron Man and Thor. From Incredible Hulk #277:
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Thor, in particular, reveals to the Hulk (possessed by Nul the Breaker of Worlds), "I cannot beat you. You know. And I never could." From Fear Itself #5:
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And Cap's remarks during Avengers Vs X-Men #11 say it all, "You know I respect you and your space and I would never come to you unless I was at the end of my rope. . . . I need more firepower. . . . I know you only fight a fight worth fighting. And I'm telling you this is one of those fights. If we lose this we lose everything. Will you help us? Please."
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The American public is also well-aware of the Hulk's power. "There is not a man or woman here who has not heard of the Incredible Hulk... who has not seen -- in newspapers, magazines, on national television news broadcasts -- the images of his power... his unmatched talent for sheer destruction." From Incredible Hulk vol.2 #2:
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The Hulk is famous internationally as well. The Crimson Dynamo remarks, "Though I have heard it said in awed whispers that not even Iron Man and his fellow Avengers have ever prevailed against the Hulk!" From Incredible Hulk #258:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...espect04258.jpg

Hulk's reputation isn't even limited to Earth. Aliens across the cosmos like Kurrgo recognize the Hulk's power, noting him to be the "Earth's strongest creature." From Marvel Feature #11:
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The Skrulls respect Hulk as "the strongest mortal on Earth," from Incredible Hulk #419:
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The alien Toad Men refer to Hulk in awe, "It was a figure that had become legend -- a figure recognizable to any tad old enough to catch his own flies! The most feared creature in all of Toad-Man history -- the Incredible Hulk!" From Defenders vol.2 #8:
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Various villains have recognized the Hulk's power. Apocalypse takes great notice of the Hulk's energies as they "may give [him] power over the Celestials themselves." From Incredible Hulk #456:
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Upon defeat, the apparition of Loki tries to convince Professor Hulk to join him with more than a hint of fear in his voice, "With my puissance, and your potential... none could gainsay us. None could stop us. None could triumph over your might." From Tales to Astonish vol.2 #1:
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The Mad Titan Thanos famously shared such trepidation when faced with the assault of a Power Gem wielding Champion, "In many ways I assume this is what it would be like battling the Terran behemoth, the Hulk. A conflict I've sought to avoid over the years." From Thanos Quest #1:
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Interdimensional rulers like Nightmare also fear the unbridled power of the Hulk. "I have sought to attack [Dr. Strange] in manipulating the dreams of others... such as the brutish Hulk! That attempt was a dismal failure -- one I fear to try again!" From Strange Tales vol.2 #3:
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The All-Father Odin recognized Hulk's power as he watched Thor's first duel with him, "My son fights valiantly, as an immortal should... against a most awesome foe!! Never have I seen him so close to defeat! Never has he faced a mortal of such incomprehensible power!" From Journey Into Mystery #112:
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Even the impossibly powerful Celestials recognize the Hulk's power. Gamiel the Manipulator searched for (and found in Hulk), "evolution's crowning achievement -- the pinnacle of what your species will become..." From Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur #1:
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The most powerful entity in Marvel ever published, the Beyonder, famously commented, "You are nothing but raging power personified! An infinity of power -- with no finite element inside!" From Secret Wars II #2:
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II. SAVAGE HULK STRENGTH


Bruce Banner suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The Hulk's multiple identities are a manifestation of the rage and violence that he's repressed all his life. Chief among these other identities is the Savage Hulk persona.

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The Savage Hulk persona typically possesses childlike levels of intelligence and curiosity. He longs for acceptance but is prone to violent fits of rage. Nevertheless, long stretches of the Savage Hulk's career have been typified by an understated crafty and cunning demeanor -- particularly his most earliest and most modern appearances. At some points, the Savage Hulk personality has even been harnessed by Banner's mind. But what remains constant in this form is that the madder he gets, the stronger he gets. And his strength feats speak for themselves.


LIFTING

Savage Hulk's capacity to lift things is nearly unrivaled in comics. He's pretty much lifted up everything you can imagine. He's lifted entire trains right off the ground in Incredible Hulk #122 and Thor #385 (this time as a tremendous bludgeon):
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To give you a sense of scale as to amount of effort required for these lifting feats, here it is described that the weight of forty tons, "might as well weigh as many ounces!" From Incredible Hulk vol.2 #22:
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A calm Savage Hulk casually pulls along "thousands of tons" of logs in Incredible Hulk #274:
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He's lifted up entire castles as they crumble and collapse on themselves in Incredible Hulk #108 and 120:
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Savage Hulk lifts the entire pillar of the Sacred Flame, Deviant architecture "built to withstand the power of gods," in Incredible Hulk #242:
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By far, Savage Hulk's most famous lifting feat is holding up 150 billion tons of mountain dropped on top of him and other heroes in Secret Wars #4:
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This monumental feat is retold in Spider-Man and the Secret Wars #1, where it's revealed that She-Hulk was completely exhausted when she tried to even support a fraction of the weight:
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Savage Hulk has actually lifted and tossed things into outer space in Incredible Hulk #107 and Sentry #3:
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Here, Savage Hulk literally picks up and throws the gigantic Fin Fang Foom straight to the Moon in Hulk Vs Fin Fang Foom #1:
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Savage Hulk can even throw the Soul Gem down through a planet's crust and mantle and deep into the very core of K'ai in Incredible Hulk #248:
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PRESSING

The pressure Savage Hulk's strength can exert is so powerful, Savage Hulk "[a]lmost effortlessly stops the speeding train with the sheer gamma-ray power of his iron-muscled body!" From Fantastic Four #26:
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Here, Savage Hulk squeezes a stone statue and pulverizes it to dust in Fantastic Four #112:
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With one hand, Savage Hulk reduces even Thunderball's enchanted weapon to tiny pieces, from Defenders #19:
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Savage Hulk actually pressed sections of a building made of an alloy of adamantium with his bare hands and fashioned it into a prison for Blastaar in Marvel Team-Up #18:
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Even an Elder of the Universe is no match as "he presses his struggle with the Gardener... to victory!" From Incredible Hulk #248:
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When Savage Hulk presses down upon Invisible Girl's forcefields, the strain overwhelms her in Fantastic Four #25:
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Savage Hulk has even pushed Unus' own forcefield entirely backwards in Marvel Fanfare #7:
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Here Savage Hulk presses straight through Vector's full power in Incredible Hulk #277:
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Even when the Leader harnesses his own strength against him, Savage Hulk can still push and power through it in Incredible Hulk #225:
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II. SAVAGE HULK STRENGTH (cont'd)


FLEXING

Some of the more impressive demonstrations of Savage Hulk's strength come when he has little to no leverage and relies solely on flexing his muscles. Here, titanium bands are snapped by Hulk's flexing as if they were simple clothesline in Dazzler #7:
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Tempered plasteel which was designed to hold the Blob ends up being so much "paper mache" in Incredible Hulk Annual #7:
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Not even the Leader's plasti-thene, the material that makes up the Hulk Killer Humanoid, can contain Savage Hulk in Tales to Astonish #117:
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Adhesive X, which has never been broken by physical force once dried, ends up being shattered by a furious Savage Hulk in Captain America #257:
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And yes, Savage Hulk has been encased in pure diamond and completely shattered it simply by flexing in Marvel Treasury Edition #25:
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Savage Hulk has flexed free of various energies including those of the Darkforce in Marvel Team-Up Annual #2 and again in Incredible Hulk #258:
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Even when those energies are powered by the Savage Hulk's own redirected strength, he can flex and power through to freedom, from Incredible Hulk #114 and again in Marvel Fanfare #47:
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Underwater, Savage Hulk's massive strength manifests itself as the mere act of swimming ends up creating tidal waves that devastate a coastline miles away in Incredible Hulk #145:
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Savage Hulk can even flex his lungs and release a breath that sends a regiment of soldiers flying, from Incredible Hulk #5:
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How strong can his super-breath be? Here he knocks down an entire forest with one breath in Incredible Hulk #273:
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Savage Hulk's lungs are powerful enough to swallow Mr. Fantastic's elastic form completely in Contest of Champions II #2
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Few can wrestle more fiercely than Savage Hulk. The Wrecker exclaims, "No one but Thor has ever broken my death grip before!" In Defenders #18:
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When angry enough, he can shrug off the combined efforts of Namor and Silver Surfer restraining him in Sub-Mariner #35:
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With a slight distraction he wrestles free from Thor and Iron Man's grip, from Hulk Smash Avengers #1:
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Certainly one of his most impressive feats was wrestling with the Mighty Thor for an entire hour locked in an unwavering mercy stance in Defenders #10:
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Even the Immortal Hercules is astounded, "Did you -- did you just flex me off your body using your pectorals alone?" From Hulk Vs Hercules: When Titans Collide #1:
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Savage Hulk's strength can be planetary in scale. As the Oldstrong Caiera explains with her deep connection to the planet, "[T]his planet talks to me. And it cannot hold -- the Red King cracked the plates." That doesn't stop Hulk from using his immense strength to hold Sakaar together and shift those plates to avert worldwide catastrophe in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #102:
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TEARING

Much like flexing, Savage Hulk has performed enormous feats of tearing things apart. Here, he tears open the side of a mountain base in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #64:
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Materials like Spider-Man's webbing are as easy as paper to tear apart. And Spider-Man is painfully aware of that as it's happened numerous times in Amazing Spider-Man #14, Marvel Team-Up #126 and Web of Spider-Man #69:
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A titanium mesh net which also projects a gravity field is torn straight through in Incredible Hulk #245:
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Rhino's titanium mesh armor is torn to pieces by Savage Hulk's bare hands in Incredible Hulk #.5:
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A door of reinforced titanium steel is torn through by Savage Hulk, from Incredible Hulk #246:
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Malleable durability cannot save Mr. Fantastic from nearly being torn apart in Rampaging Hulk #5:
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And no description of mine can supplant the comic's own description here when Savage Hulk confronts a forcefield of Deviant technology powered by the Sacred Flame: "That something -- anything -- could grip hold of an energy field should be impossible! But the Hulk grabs hold just the same! The field begins to stretch like a physical thing in his grasp -- as he pushes and pulls with ever-increasing might, until -- the barrier collapses!" From Incredible Hulk #242:
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II. SAVAGE HULK STRENGTH (cont'd)


STAMINA

Hulk has near infinite stamina. Savage Hulk can leap endless miles for a straight twenty-four hours without being tired in Fantastic Four #25:
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Savage Hulk can swim for days tirelessly, from Incredible Hulk #261:
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Master Mold evaluates him and remarks on his "almost unlimited stamina" in Incredible Hulk Annual #7:
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He further proves that when for 50 straight minutes, he rains nearly 3000 blows onto a mystic barrier that thwarts Dr. Strange. And he is isn't even tired in Defenders #1:
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But few feats of stamina match him wrestling Thor in an epic mercy match for an entire hour in Defenders #10:
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He doesn't even really require sustenance -- he's hidden out on a frigate for three entire weeks in Incredible Hulk #133:
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STRIKING POWER

An apt measure of strength, Savage Hulk's punches are some of the most powerful in comics. Here, Savage Hulk hammers down an entire landscape despite it being supported by enormous pylons in Marvel Treasury Edition #25:
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Savage Hulk can even destroy an enchanted mountain conjured by a sorcerer powerful enough to challenge Hela in Defenders #68:
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There isn't much material in the Marvel universe that can withstand Savage Hulk's striking power. Here he reduces a ten ton titanium steel bag to small pieces with a single punch in Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7:
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Crimson Dynamo's armor is insufficient protection against Savage Hulk's blows, from Incredible Hulk #258:
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Similarly, the High Evolutionary's armor -- armor that the supergenius could not himself destroy -- is reduced to shards by Savage Hulk's blows in Incredible Hulk #266:
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One of the only two beings to do so with pure physical force, Savage Hulk dents the pure adamantium armoring Ultron in Secret Wars #12:
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From personal experience, 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 #28:
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Here, Wolverine is sent flying from New York to Boston with a single blow in Punisher vol.4 #37:
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A single backhand knocks Captain Marvel unconscious in Captain Marvel #21:
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Underwater in his own element, Namor and Savage Hulk strike each other with such force that "Instantaneously, all of Atlantis quivers and shakes, as though racked to the core by a monstrous earthquake -- while, for hundreds of miles around, the mightiest of vessels are buffeted and bruised by the sudden fury of the tempest tossed-sea -- as gigantic tidal waves threaten the coastlines of an entire continent..." From Incredible Hulk #118:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gPower05118.jpg

Here, he pounds Phoenix Emma Frost (possessing half of the Phoenix Force) through the island of Utopia into the ocean underneath, from Avengers Vs X-Men #11:
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The Immovable Blob is unbelievably struck backwards by the Hulk's punch in Marvel Fanfare #7:
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Similarly, even though Unus the Untouchable is virtually invincible within his personal forcefield, Savage Hulk knocks him out with a single blow in Defenders #15 and even completely dissipates it in Marvel Fanfare #7:
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Nate Grey boasts that no physical force has ever pierced his "fully-focused teke-shields," until Savage Hulk does so in X-Man/Hulk '98:
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Classic Dr. Strange's mystic barrier can't withstand the punches of "the most powerful creature on the face of the Earth," from Defenders #18:
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Savage Hulk's punches against the Crimson Bands of Cytorrak cause such painful feedback against classic Dr. Strange, he loses concentration and gives Savage Hulk an opportunity to escape in Incredible Hulk #207:
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Even the Collector's most powerful forcefield is shattered by Savage Hulk's punches in Incredible Hulk #198:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gPower11198.jpg

The power of his fists has been directly compared to many indescribable forces, including Mjolnir. Here, "the Incredible Hulk has done what no other power save Thor's hammer could have done!" From Avengers #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Avengers005.jpg

Even a barrier that "only the shattering sound of Black Bolt's voice can penetrate" is broken through by Savage Hulk's fists in Incredible Hulk Annual #1:
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Impossibly, Savage Hulk literally punches through a time storm (one that even Kang's time machine cannot penetrate) and rends apart the space-time continuum enough for Kang to travel through in Incredible Hulk #135:
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II. SAVAGE HULK STRENGTH (cont'd)


SHOCKWAVES

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The secondary shockwaves that Savage Hulk's blows produce can be just as destructive and powerful as his actual blows. By striking the ground, he produces a shockwave powerful enough to knock a flying Human Torch unconscious in Fantastic Four #25:
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In Inhumans #12, he gives the Inhuman Gorgon a taste of his own medicine:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...2Inhumans12.jpg

He's cleverly caused tremors that rumble tanks enough to shoot at their own planes in Incredible Hulk #121:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ckwave05121.jpg

He's even diverted the flight path of missiles with a shockwaves' vibrations in Incredible Hulk #120:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ckwave04120.jpg

While they can be localized, most of the time Savage Hulk's shockwaves are catastrophic in nature. Here the shockwaves are registered by seismologists in Incredible Hulk #147:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ckwave08147.jpg

An entire river is parted and splashed away by the concussive power of another shockwave in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ckwave14v28.jpg

A double-fist pound's shockwave rumbles the Rainbow Bridge enough to toss aside Heimdall in Tales to Astonish #101:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ave02TTA101.jpg

He's destroyed an entire subterranean city with the shockwaves produced by a single blow in Incredible Hulk #127:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ckwave07127.jpg

His double-fist pounds have caused volcanic eruptions in Incredible Hulk #117 and 170:
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Even while in upstate New York, his shockwaves are felt instantly miles away in Maine in Incredible Hulk Annual 2001:
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A single footstomp's "shockwave causes devastation for miles" in Incredible Hulk Annual 2001:
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Savage Hulk clashes with Hyperion and the shockwaves they radiate are felt "countless miles away, [as] geologists look to their seismographs -- then shake their heads in disbelief." From Defenders #13:
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But Savage Hulk can wreak even greater havoc solo. Here, Savage Hulk's double-fist pound in Colorado creates shockwaves that are felt all the way out in Denmark, from Incredible Hulk Annual #5:
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II. SAVAGE HULK STRENGTH (cont'd)


THUNDERCLAPS

Savage Hulk doesn't just create these enormously powerful shockwaves by striking other objects. He can bring his hands together and create devastating thunderclaps. They've been described as "louder than a jet plane's sonic boom." From Incredible Hulk #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erclap01004.jpg

A single thunderclap shreds an entire battalion of tanks in Tales to Astonish #67:
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How are the thunderclaps underwater? "In air, Hulk's clap is akin to a sonic boom. In the much denser medium of water... the effects are catastrophic." From Hulk/Sub-Mariner '98:
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Handling boulders he can create a thunderclap that is so powerful, the concussion sends Human Torch and Thing flying "helplessly into the air, as the Earth for miles around trembles and shudders." From Fantastic Four #26:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...clap03FF026.jpg

Even with only his bare hands, he's sent Extremis Iron Man flying in Mighty Avengers #22:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...yAvengers22.jpg

Savage Hulk sends Iron Man and Vision flying with a thunderclap in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #7:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erclap16v27.jpg

Here he sends Blastaar and the armies of the Negative Zone flying in Sentry vol.2 #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...17Sentryv23.jpg

Savage Hulk has wracked Hyperion with a single thunderclap -- that also reverberates for blocks and shatters Dr. Spectrum's prism in Defenders #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...eDefenders4.jpg

He's sent the Immortal Hercules flying and deafened him in Hulk Vs Hercules: When Titans Collide #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ansCollide1.jpg

He's literally snuffed out Dormammu's head with a sneak attack from behind in Defenders vol.3 #5:
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Defensively speaking, he can disperse the Sandman's sandstorm as done here in Incredible Hulk #113:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erclap06113.jpg

Or disperse Human Torch's flames. From Incredible Hulk #122, Fantastic Four #167 and 534:
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The "near hurricane force" winds generated by his thunderclaps can completely snuff out fires engulfing buildings in Defenders #23:
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Or blow away a villainous smoky villain -- along with every "tree, rock, blade of grass . . . above ground level . . . by a blast of air so powerful that it puts the fiercest hurricanr in history to shame..." in Incredible Hulk Annual #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ap12Annual5.jpg

"The force of the Hulk's clap can be felt all the way to the ocean... and as the particles of It, the former Living Colossus, disperse over the wider Los Angeles area..." From Incredible Hulk #244:
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III. SAVAGE HULK DURABILITY


In addition to his great strength, Savage Hulk's physique possesses a high degree of resistance to injury, pain and disease. He has displayed near invulnerability to a host of attacks ranging from pure physical force, energy projection, temperature extremes, piercing, chemical and mental attacks.


BLUNT FORCE

The Leader discovers that Savage Hulk can easily withstand 100 G's with ease in a test in Tales to Astonish #62:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...unt02TTA062.jpg

A half-ton wrecking ball to the back of his head only makes the bemused Savage Hulk feel a slight itch in Marvel Team-Up #18:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...elTeam-Up18.jpg

He completely no-sells a speeding subway train to the face in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #56:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Blunt21v256.jpg

Savage Hulk has dropped from a planet's orbit and been completely unhurt in both Marvel Team-Up #54 and Incredible Hulk vol.2 #104:
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Spider-Man can't even make Savage Hulk bat an eye with a punch, much less with a blitz of punches. From Amazing Spider-Man #14 and Peter Parker: Spider-Man #14:
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The Rhino's fist feels like a flyswatter, from Incredible Hulk #104:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...kBlunt04104.jpg

The Thing's best Sunday punch doesn't even faze Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk #153 or Marvel Fanfare #21:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...kBlunt06153.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...elFanfare21.jpg

Captain Marvel gathering his full power for his mightiest strike staggers Savage Hulk but only for a fleeting moment in Captain Marvel #21:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ainMarvel21.jpg

In Marvel Team-Up #105, Iron Fist's pressure point strikes are useless:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lTeam-Up105.jpg

Karnak's pressure point strikes are useless in Inhumans #12:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...1Inhumans12.jpg

The martial arts master, Temugin, who has torn apart Iron Man's armor with his bare hands, finds that even his chi-enhanced pressure point strikes only make Savage Hulk angrier in Agents of Atlas #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ntsofAtlas8.jpg

The legendary Iron Fist barely gives Savage Hulk pause in Marvel Team-Up Annual #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...m-UpAnnual3.jpg

It's taken Iron Man's full capacity that shorted his armor out just to lay out a dazed Savage Hulk in Iron Man #132:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...3IronMan132.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...HulkBlunt14.jpg

Savage Hulk has shrugged off Hyperion's haymakers in Defenders #13:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Defenders13.jpg

Even the Mighty Thor's fists haven't yet proved sufficient enough to put down Savage Hulk for the count, from Journey Into Mystery #112:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...unt03JIM112.jpg

A combined assault from Thor, Iron Man and Giant-Man doesn't slow Savage Hulk down in Hulk Smash Avengers #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...shAvengers1.jpg

Savage Hulk can't stop himself from being sent flying from Sydney to Sacramento, but he does gather himself together and rejoins everyone later during the climax to Avengers Vs X-Men #12:
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III. SAVAGE HULK DURABILITY (cont'd)


PIERCING

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It's just as hard to cut Savage Hulk as it is to knock him out. First of all, he's always been completely bullet-proof. From Tales to Astonish #79 and 98, Incredible Hulk #109, 133, 135, 160, 178, 213, 215, Giant-Size Defenders #2, and Marvel-Team-Up #27:
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Aircraft guns, tank shells and other artillery harmlessly bounce off his thick hide, from Incredible Hulk Annual #10 and Incredible Hulk #108, 255 and 274:
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A shower of solid steel shrapnel that would have shattered an army of tanks is shrugged off by Savage Hulk in Tales to Astonish #77:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ing01TTA077.jpg

Savage Hulk no-sells Mongu's axe striking his chest in Incredible Hulk #211:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ercing15211.jpg

Ares' spear breaks against Savage Hulk's hide in Hulk Vs Hercules: When Titans Collide #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ansCollide1.jpg

Apparently, Hawkeye's arrows cannot even pierce Savage Hulk's eyeballs in Avengers vol.3 #75:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...vengersv375.jpg

Black Panther's vibranium claws can't hurt Savage Hulk in Black Panther vol.2 #15:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Pantherv215.jpg

In Defenders #90, Savage Hulk completely no-sells the enchanted blade, Dragonfang (which has easily run through the likes of John Steele). He's even barehanded its blade and snatched it away from her in Incredible Hulk #207:
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Savage Hulk has completely shrugged off even Wolverine's adamantium claws. From Wolverine Origins #28:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...neOrigins28.jpg


EXTREME TEMPERATURES

Savage Hulk has resisted extreme ranges of heat throughout his career. In Tales to Astonish #105, the Leader evaluates, "He shrugs off the most extreme temperatures of heat and freezing as though they're nothing!"
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ure02TTA062.jpg

When Thor plunges him into two exploding oil cars, Savage Hulk couldn't care less about anything else other than resuming the fight in Thor #385:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...re11Thor385.jpg

Napalm means nothing to Savage Hulk, from Hulk Smash #1:
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Savage Hulk wrestles through a space engine's thruster boost in Incredible Hulk #111 and again in Incredible Hulk #216:
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The heat of re-entry from orbit matters little to Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk #196:
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Neither does diving towards the molten mantle of Sakaar in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #102:
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Human Torch notices that "he doesn't even seem to feel this heat!" From Fantastic Four #25:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ture01FF025.jpg

Even Human Torch's full nova blast only serves to rouse an amped Savage Hulk from his madness in Fantastic Four #534:
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Savage Hulk resists a radioactive aura "with the devastating heat of a miniature sun" in Incredible Hulk #105:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rature04105.jpg

Ghost Rider's mystic hellfire is shrugged off in Ghost Rider #11:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...hostRider11.jpg

On the other end of the spectrum, chemical iso-ice is resisted and shattered by Savage Hulk in Tales to Astonish #80:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ure03TTA080.jpg

Jack Frost's attempt to freeze Savage Hulk fails in Incredible Hulk #249:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rature10249.jpg

The Pantheon's freezing technology also fails in Incredible Hulk #372:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rature12372.jpg

Iceman's cryokinesis proves useless in Giant-Size Hulk #1:
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III. SAVAGE HULK DURABILITY (cont'd)


ENERGY

Savage Hulk's also resisted incredible varieties and magnitudes of energy. Blip professes to use "billions of megavoltzz" and only manages to give Savage Hulk static hair in Incredible Hulk Annual #5:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gy20Annual5.jpg

Sonic disruptor blasts designed to target the inner ear don't compromise an amped Savage Hulk's ability to precisely aim his thrown boulder at the source in Fantastic Four #534:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ergy30FF534.jpg

A gamma bomb that would've killed the life of every human within miles is smothered by Savage Hulk and the worst that happens is that it compels a change to Banner in Tales to Astonish #62:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rgy02TTA062.jpg

The military captures Savage Hulk with a cage of anti-matter beams and he survives smashing against it in Tales to Astonish #78:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rgy03TTA078.jpg

Dazzler uses her full force blasts and does little more than obscure Savage Hulk's vision in Dazzler #6:
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In Uncanny X-Men #66, Savage Hulk wades through Cyclops' optic blasts like water:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ergy11UXM66.jpg

Havok's normal plasma blasts fail to subdue Savage Hulk so he has to desperately resort to a concentrated plasma blast at Hulk's head to ward him off in Incredible Hulk #150:
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Moonstone can't keep Savage Hulk at bay with full force blasts that he refers to as "bee stings" in Incredible Hulk #229:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Energy22229.jpg

Weaponry that fires high-energy electron beams lays out Colossus, but not Savage Hulk in Secret Wars #2:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Energy26SW2.jpg

Savage Hulk survives the full detonation of the Cobalt Man's armor which lights up the night sky in Incredible Hulk #174:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Energy14174.jpg

The Russian super-villain, Gremlin, invents a Devastator cannon designed to emit a beam of near-nuclear energy which is amplified "almost infinitely." Savage Hulk survives it anyway in Incredible Hulk #188-89:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Energy15188.jpg
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Black Bolt's electron blast gives Savage Hulk a miniscule pause, while Black Bolt's whisper straight to Savage Hulk's face manages only to stun him for a moment in Incredible Hulk Annual #1:
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The enigmatic Stranger wracks Savage Hulk with "energy enough to change the orbit of a planet" and continues to up the amount of interspatial energy against him in Tales to Astonish #89:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rgy04TTA089.jpg

The Galaxy Master, an entity that roamed the cosmos and destroyed entire planets, assaults Savage Hulk who impossibly manages to fight through him in Incredible Hulk #112 and forces him to switch to chemical gas tactics:
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In Marvel: The End #4, the Celestial Order powered by the Heart of the Universe, one-shot Namor and Dr. Strange while Savage Hulk shrugs off those same blasts:
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Savage Hulk has survived being blasted by Galactus himself in Secret Wars #9:
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III. SAVAGE HULK DURABILITY (cont'd)


MENTAL

It may seem counter-intuitive, but Savage Hulk's mental defenses are some of the best in comics for a non-psionic. His willpower in tandem with his sheer rage have powered him past many mental attacks and forms of mind control, including this H.Y.D.R.A. collar in Incredible Hulk #132:
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Ringmaster's hypnotic powers work at first but then are dispelled by Savage Hulk's anger in Incredible Hulk #217:
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Doc Sampson's encephalo helmet keeps Banner in control of Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk #200 but completely fails due to his rage in Incredible Hulk #226:
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Specially designed Toadmen cannons that neutralize all internal motor responses fail to do their job against Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk #190:
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Starktech neutron bazookas fail to numb Savage Hulk's nerves in Incredible Hulk #206:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Mental11206.jpg

Dr. Doom has to wait until Savage Hulk is weakened for his psyche-scalpel even to just extract some memories in World's Greatest Magazine #5:
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Even technology designed to target his nervous system is resisted by Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk #203:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Mental08203.jpg

And while Psyklop's hypnotic blasts initially prove successful, they end up being completely no-sold later by an angry Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk #203:
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In Incredible Hulk #259, Savage Hulk proves to be completely immune to Professor Phobos' mind control:
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Comet Man's attempt to use psionics end up completely backfiring in Comet Man #3:
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The Leader's mental bolts fail to keep Savage Hulk away in Incredible Hulk #123:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ulkMental03.jpg

M.O.D.O.K.'s mental onslaught has no effect on an angry Savage Hulk in Marvel Team-Up #104:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lTeam-Up104.jpg

The Man-Beast's psychic hate powers cannot overwhelm Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk #178:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Mental07178.jpg

Venus' hypnotic singing cannot ensnare a raging Savage Hulk in Agents of Atlas #8:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ntsofAtlas8.jpg

Xemnu's psionic abilities permit him to enslave billions of minds and even mind-lock Dr. Strange. But Savage Hulk has proven to be virtually immune to his power, from Marvel Feature #3 and Defenders #12, and recounted in Hulk #30:
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Savage Hulk frees himself from the Stranger's telepathic commands in Tales to Astonish #89:
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III. SAVAGE HULK DURABILITY (cont'd)


DRAINING

As Hulk is powered by gamma radiation, many opponents have attempted energy draining to defeat him. Most attempts fail because of his ability to amplify his power through rage. Dr. Zaxon's draining ray fails for this reason in Tales to Astonish #79:
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An energy-synthicon chain begins draining Savage Hulk but with increased rage, he overpowers it in Incredible Hulk #182:
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A bio-kinetic energy absorption unit fails to drain gamma radiation in Web of Spider-Man #69:
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Mimic drains levels of gamma radiation from a weakened Savage Hulk that prove fatal to him, but not to Hulk in Incredible Hulk #161:
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Draining via magic is similarly fruitless. Here, the Spirit Stone of Pariah drains Savage Hulk as his Banner side fights to permit it to drain his lifeforce, but realizing that Pariah would be a threat to the world, he lets Savage Hulk take over who immediately escapes Pariah's grip and overpowers the Spirit Stone in Incredible Hulk #268:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...aining06268.jpg

The demon, Chernobog, finds this out the hard way and is overloaded by Savage Hulk's power in this flashback to the past in Incredible Hulks #621:
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With a clever assist from Goldbug to induce panic and anger, Savage Hulk overloads Tyrannus' draining devices in Incredible Hulk #241:
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Arm'Chedon's Troyjan technology draws Savage Hulk's gamma radiation with his permission but at such high levels, his son disintegrates from the procedure, while Savage Hulk is completely unharmed in Incredible Hulk #464:
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Randau, an alien who has challenged and nearly bested Terrax with his energy draining, completely fails to drain Savage Hulk's energy here in Incredible Hulk #103:
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Aliens with technology formidable enough to stagger classic Dr. Strange's seraphim shields and ensnare Silver Surfer use a Starwheel machine to trap and drain the Defenders. Only Savage Hulk is able to power through the draining and cause enough feedback to destroy the Starwheel and free them all in Defenders vol.2 #8:
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CHEMICAL

As his enemies have come to find out, it is often better to indirectly attack Savage Hulk as opposed to overpowering him with force. Accordingly, all sorts of chemicals and gases have been used on him. However, relatively speaking, his resistance is well over superhuman. Deadly nerve gas ends up reverting a Banner-controlled Hulk into Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk #123:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...emical01123.jpg

Traditional anesthesia is ineffective and doctors note that the amounts required to render him numb would be astronomical in Incredible Hulk #288:
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Savage Hulk puts on an act revealing how ineffective ultra-tranquilizer boosters are in Incredible Hulk #132:
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Savage Hulk resists special anesthesia utilized by Doc Sampson in Incredible Hulk #199:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...emical03199.jpg

Iron Man insists that he's pumped enough tranquilizer gas to "knock out Galactus" and even when combined with a strobe-light effect, Savage Hulk resists it in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mical04FNS2.jpg

Unknown drugs and fatal amounts of nerve gas are burned off by Savage Hulk's immune system in Agents of Atlas #8:
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MISCELLANEOUS

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Vision's phasing powers are useless against a raging Savage Hulk in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #27:
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In Incredible Hulk #158, Savage Hulk can breathe and fight even in super-thin atmospheres:
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But not even the pure vacuum of space can stop Savage Hulk from tearing apart a space ship in Incredible Hulk #111:
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A clone of Goom, an alien powerful enough to levitate entire cities has his molecular condensation attempts to shrink Savage Hulk resisted and reversed in Incredible Hulk Annual #5:
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The supervillain, Glazier, a woman with the ability to transmute anything into glass, begins transmuting Bruce Banner but the Savage Hulk completely resists and reverses the transmutation in Incredible Hulk #262:
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Savage Hulk shows extreme resistance to transmutation when High Evolutionary admits that his armor's devices cannot devolve him and only the immediate environment around him in Incredible Hulk #266:
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IV. SAVAGE HULK SPEED


AGILITY

It would be perfectly reasonable to assume that a 8' tall, 1000+ lbs. monster would be a slow lumbering beast. However, from the beginning, Savage Hulk has always possessed superhuman speed belying his enormous size. His feats of agility and speed are typically accompanied by these sorts of descriptions, "Suddenly, moving with blinding speed which, seems impossible for one so huge..." From Incredible Hulk #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gility01004.jpg

The same happens when he fights the Fantastic Four, "Moving with unbelievable speed for one so huge..." From Fantastic Four #12:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lity02FF012.jpg

Later on when wrapped up by Mr. Fantastic, he escapes by spinning around like a tornado:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lkAgility04.jpg

In his rematch with Thing he once again begins "moving with surprising speed for one so huge..." in Fantastic Four #25:
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He even ends up catching a fired artillery shell and "without stopping, in one smooth, continuous motion, he spins around, using the momentum of the hurtling shell to help propel his giant frame... he releases it" in Fantastic Four #26:
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Special weapons and tactics squads try firing bazookas at Savage Hulk "but unfortunately, that 'somethin' isn't quite as fast as the Hulk!" From Iron Man #131:
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He's snatched rockets out of the air in Giant-Size Defenders #2 and Incredible Hulk #245:
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Savage Hulk has even batted artillery shells in Incredible Hulk #208:
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Here he thwarts a crowd of minions, "moving with uncanny speed for one so huge, the green behemoth suddenly tears up an entire section of the stone floor" in Tales to Astonish #76:
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Savage Hulk confronts a barrage of artillery, "[m]oving with lumbering speed that belies his massive frame, the awesome Hulk thunders toward a gigantic boulder, a hundred feet away" in Tales to Astonish #82:
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He has been described as having "lightning-fast reflexes" in Marvel Feature #3 and Incredible Hulk #276:
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Comet Man is amazed, "How can he be that big and move so fast?!" From Comet Man #3:
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Savage Hulk grabs his enemy "with a swiftness that defies belief!" From Incredible Hulk #264:
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Doctor Doom is quick to note, "you are far more agile than I anticipated from one of your size!" From Incredible Hulk #144:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gility15144.jpg

Even the amazing Spider-Man throughout his career can only evade Savage Hulk for so long as shown early on in Amazing Spider-Man #120, and later on in Peter Parker: Spider-Man #14:
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While tracking Savage Hulk's movement across the United States, Black Panther notes that he'll be in California in mere hours in Incredible Hulk #128:
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He can swim at a speed of 80 knots which is over 90 mph. From Incredible Hulk vol.2 #33:
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Underwater he can swing his arms around fast enough to produce a rotor effect in Incredible Hulk #138:
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He can actually perform surprisingly agile swordplay in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #92:
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A point-blank ambush by Wolverine is deftly blocked by Savage Hulk in Wolverine Origins #28:
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Savage Hulk is one of the few people who's easily snatched Cap's shield throw, from Avengers vol.3 #75:
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Jack of Hearts remarks, "It's impossible! Nothing alive can move that fast!" From Incredible Hulk #214:
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Speedsters like Quicksilver get swatted away in Incredible Hulk #175:
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Here, a temporarily in control Banner, ends up using his strength to vibrate a chemical sample "thousands of times faster than the centrifuge could" in Captain America & Falcon #12:
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IV. SAVAGE HULK SPEED (cont'd)


LEAPING

One of Savage Hulk's most defining characteristics is his ability to make gargantuan leaps that cross miles, from Incredible Hulk #3:
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Which isn't surprising considering he's been measured at 473 mph in Incredible Hulk Annual 2000:
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He travels faster than jetliners and has crossed the China sea here in Incredible Hulk #5:
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Even more than that, he has crossed the entire Pacific Ocean by jumping from isle to isle in Tales to Astonish #68:
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Which may seem nonsensical but his transcontinental leaping abilities reappear in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #24:
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A Wakandan experiences this firsthand noting, "Bruce jumped nearly a mile up into the sky, at an angle that, once it decayed -- would bring him down hundreds of miles from where we left mere seconds before!" Which is topped by another leap that covered "nearly a thousand miles this time" in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #33:
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He can overtake a fighter jet with a leap "like it was standin still" in Incredible Hulk #206 and 258:
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He's caught up to missiles with his leaps in Tales to Astonish #61:
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And intercontinental rockets in Incredible Hulk #117:
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Savage Hulk makes it to the top of Mount Olympus in a single leap in Hulk Vs Hercules: When Titans Collide #1:
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Savage Hulk's leapt into outer space in Incredible Hulk #254:
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V. SAVAGE HULK POWERS


TRANSFORMATION

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The Savage Hulk's most basic power is the ability to transform into a raging green behemoth. The process by which Banner usually transforms into the Savage Hulk has a chemical catalyst, adrenalin. Whereas adrenalin heightens normal physical abilities in normal human beings, in Banner's case it triggers the complex chemical-extra-physical process that transforms him into the Savage Hulk. Banner becomes aware of this as early on as Tales to Astonish #60:
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While it would be reasonable to assume that Banner is extremely vulnerable in human form, because the transformation is induced by stress, any harm that befalls Banner necessarily triggers the transformation as shown here when Banner is sent flying to certain death by an explosion but is saved by his metamorphosis in Tales to Astonish #66:
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Inversely, Savage Hulk transforming back to Banner can end up saving his life as well. Mortally wounded by a blade enchanted by a mystical star alignment, the Savage Hulk transforms back into Banner and is completely unhurt in Defenders #1:
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Indeed, Banner comes to realize a theory he's always held about the Savage Hulk, "What hurts the Hulk doesn't hurt me, and vice versa!" From Incredible Hulk #288:
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The total transformation can take minutes to complete but it can also be nigh instantaneous. Here, Banner is about to be run over by a train and instantly transforms to the Savage Hulk to protect himself in Incredible Hulk #255:
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In fact, the transformation has beaten out bullets in mid-flight as shown here in Incredible Hulk #293:
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This "bullet-timing" transformation happened again in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #43:
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AMPING

In times of stress the Savage Hulk's adrenalin level escalates, causing a corresponding escalation of strength. Thus, the madder he gets, the stronger he gets. The Thing finds this out the hard way in Fantastic Four #25:
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Giant-Man's efforts to wear out the Savage Hulk in combat are thwarted by his strength amping in Fantastic Four #26:
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The amping provides geometric increases in strength that gets Savage Hulk out of sticky situations, such as here in Tales to Astonish #70:
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While also gamma irradiated, Doc Sampson doesn't share the Savage Hulk's amping ability and therefore almost always ends up on the losing end of their fights, from Incredible Hulk #141:
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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 #270:
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In the heat of battle, such amping proves more than Genis-Vell's estimations of force can handle when a blast twice as powerful as before proves ineffectual against a Savage Hulk who is "three times angrier" in Captain Marvel vol.3 #2:
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HEALING FACTOR

In addition to his great durability, the Savage Hulk has also demonstrated a vastly superhuman healing capacity, enabling him to regenerate body tissue (including internal organs) within seconds to minutes. This healing factor transferred to his cousin Jennifer Walters via blood transfusion saved her life and transformed her into the She-Hulk in The Savage She-Hulk #1:
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Years later, Dr. Frankenstein's descendant verifies that "There is perhaps no other plasma on Earth with the regenerative properties that [his] has" in Monster-Size Hulk #1:
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A dentist notes that he has no trace of any tooth decay and Banner notes that he appears to be immune to disease and infection in Incredible Hulk #288:
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A Thanosi amped by dimensional forces incinerates Savage Hulk, "sear[ing] the skin right from his bones" but he heals in moments to renew his assault in X-Man/Hulk '98:
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Wolverine amped by Apocalypse as his new Horseman of Death manages to penetrate Savage Hulk's neck when he accidentally impales himself on his claws and the open wound is hammered repeatedly. A moment's pause, however, is all that's required for Savage Hulk's healing factor to regain his bearings and end the fight in Wolverine #145:
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On Sakaar, the alien Spikes were used to ravage countrysides. Although infecting Savage Hulk's very insides, he manages to tear them straight out of his body to free himself (the only one to do so) in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #99:
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The more powerful Spike Elders usually control the Spikes but are so weakened that they require vast amounts of energy to restrain them. The only source they can rely on is the Savage Hulk's own energy and his ability to heal from their constant draining. From Incredible Hulk vol.2 #102:
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Being impaled and run through dozens of times doesn't even slow Savage Hulk down because of his healing factor in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #103:
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Even a huge sword like Skaar's being stuck straight in his heart is simply pulled out with contempt due to Savage Hulk's healing factor in Skaar: Son of Hulk #12:
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VI. GRAY HULK STRENGTH


The Gray Hulk is another manifestation of Banner's multiple personality disorder and is actually the oldest. Rather than anger, the Gray Hulk's transformations were influenced by the sun.

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At first, this third identity was as childlike as the Savage Hulk. However, upon its re-emergence, the Gray Hulk became exceptionally clever and shrewd -- although it still lacked Banner's advanced intellect and scientific knowledge. The Gray Hulk was also prone to violent fits of rage but would go on to display a high level of avarice and selfishness. Eventually adopting the moniker, "Mr. Fixit," he went so far as participating in organized crime but never engaged in outright villainy. While weaker in the sun and somewhat slower to amplify his strength, he is still extraordinarily strong and capable of incredible feats of strength rivaling the strongest in the industry.


LIFTING

The Gray Hulk lifts a train car and tosses it with ease at X-Factor in Incredible Hulk #336:
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Here he tosses Werewolf by Night into the night sky across a plain in Incredible Hulk #362:
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He effortlessly lifts and tosses a tank at Doc Sampson in Incredible Hulk #373:
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Gray Hulk supports a tunnel cave-in to save the New Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #349:
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Here he lifts and tosses a pyramid facsimile on top of the West Coast Avengers, and it takes Wonder Man and Iron Man to keep it from squashing them in Hulk Smash Avengers #4:
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PRESSING

Marvel Girl's telekinesis fails to hold back an advancing Gray Hulk in Incredible Hulk #336:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...essing01336.jpg

Cyclops' extended optic blasts are similarly useless at keeping him back in Incredible Hulk #336:
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FLEXING

Even though he's completely encased in ice, Gray Hulk flexes and breaks free in Incredible Hulk #337:
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Without any sort of leverage against Glorian's bands, Gray Hulk still musters enough strength to break free in Incredible Hulk #355:
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Gray Hulk easily breaks free from Blob's sleeper hold in Incredible Hulk #369:
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Reinforced cuffs prove worthless in restraining the Gray Hulk in Incredible Hulk vol.2 #15:
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When push comes to shove, the Gray Hulk is more than capable of wrestling Wonder Man toe-to-toe in Hulk Smash Avengers #4:
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TEARING

Iron bars do not a prison make, especially to the Gray Hulk in Incredible Hulk #333:
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Gray Hulk completely shreds the armor of some Hulkbusters with his bare hands in Incredible Hulk #343:
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Despite having the tensile strength of steel cable, Mr. Fixit easily tears Spider-Man's webbing off him in Incredible Hulk #349:
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VI. GRAY HULK STRENGTH (cont'd)


STAMINA

While weaker at base levels, Gray Hulk is nearly inexhaustible and is capable of trading blows with the Abomination in Incredible Hulk Annual #15:
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At night, the Gray Hulk's endurance is nearly limitless. Despite being outmatched before in pure strength against an enhanced Spiky Thing, it is this stamina that permits him to fight a hit-and-run battle that lasts for nearly an entire hour towards victory in Incredible Hulk #350:
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STRIKING POWER

Gray Hulk definitely does not lack in striking power either as he manages to best the Abomination. "On paper, the Abomination may, technically, be the more powerful of the two. The [Gray] Hulk never read those papers." From Incredible Hulk Annual #15:
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A small flick of the finger sends Allan Quartermain flying in Incredible Hulk #341:
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The notion that Mr. Fixit cannot hang with top tiers in strength should be harshly questioned when he can take on Wonder Man directly and knock him the f out as hard as bad as he's ever been in Hulk Smash Avengers #4:
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And any such notion that the Gray Hulk can never achieve the heights of other Hulks' strength levels should be dismissed in the face of the following infamous feat. Launched by experimental anti-magnetic jet-propelled rocket springs, the Gray Hulk busts apart an asteroid measured to be TWICE the size of the Earth in Marvel Comics Presents #52:
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SHOCKWAVES

The Gray Hulk is just as capable of producing devastating shockwaves. He sends a squad of troops tumbling with a stomp in Incredible Hulk #373 and Hulk: Gray #2:
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Gray Hulk tosses Cap and Iron Man with a double-fist pound's shockwave in The Order #3:
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Together with the enhanced Spiky Thing, Gray Hulk creates a shockwave that shatters windows within a block and a half in [u]Fantastic Four[/i] #54:
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THUNDERCLAPS

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Thunderclaps are physically devastating on their own. For those with an acute sense of hearing, it's nearly lethal as Wolverine painfully becomes aware in Incredible Hulk #340:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erclap01340.jpg

Even reinforced earplugs can't protect the Leader from losing his concentration over mental illusions in Incredible Hulk #345:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erclap02345.jpg

Here he sends a jeep careening with one in Incredible Hulk #334:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ckwave01334.jpg

The reality warper, Glorian, is sent flying by a point blank thunderclap in Incredible Hulk #355:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erclap04355.jpg

As quick on his feet as he is, Spider-Man is similarly wracked by a swift thunderclap from Gray Hulk in Incredible Hulk #349:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...erclap03349.jpg

The thunderclaps are so swift that even Quicksilver's speed does not avail him in The Order #3:
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VII. GRAY HULK DURABILITY


Just as he is hardly lacking in strength, neither is he lacking in durability. Gray Hulk is extremely resistant to a host of attacks ranging from pure physical force, energy projection, temperature extremes, piercing, chemical and mental attacks.


BLUNT FORCE

A blow from the Spiky Thing that destroys "every window within a block and a half" is shrugged off in Fantastic Four #320:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lunt01FF320.jpg

Gray Hulk basically no sells several of She-Thing's punches in Incredible Hulk #365:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...kBlunt04365.jpg

He shrugs off Mr. Hyde's punches with equal disdain in Incredible Hulk #368:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...kBlunt05368.jpg

Not even Doc Sampson can bring him down, especially not when he ticks him off in Incredible Hulk #373:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...kBlunt07373.jpg

Mr. Fixit tanks being shoulder tackled straight in the chest by a soaring Wonder Man in Hulk Smash Avengers #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...shAvengers4.jpg

Iron Man in his Silver Centurion armor has even less luck and can't even manage to budge Gray Hulk later on in Hulk Smash Avengers #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...HulkBlunt09.jpg

A cosmically powered Spider-Man sends Gray Hulk careening into outer space with a single blow and Gray Hulk retains consciousness enough to ponder what will happen to him in Amazing Spider-Man #328:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...unt06ASM328.jpg

His greatest strength feat is also his greatest durability feat as Gray Hulk not only successfully busts an asteroid twice the size of the Earth but he also survives the sheer concussive impact of its destruction and doesn't even lose consciousness in Marvel Comics Presents #52:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lunt02MCP52.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...HulkBlunt03.jpg


PIERCING

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The Gray Hulk is no less bulletproof than any other Hulk and he's been that way from the very beginning when it comes to small arms to automatic weapons fire. From Incredible Hulk #1, 333, 340, 347, 366, and 373:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ercing01001.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ercing02333.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...kPiercing03.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ercing04340.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ercing05347.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ercing07366.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ercing10373.jpg

A point blank shot to his face doesn't do more than leave soot on his mug in Wolverine vol.2 #7:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...olverinev27.jpg

Mr. Fantastic notes that he can't readily draw blood from Gray Hulk's impervious skin or even his exposed gums in Incredible Hulk #365:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ercing06365.jpg

Mr. Hyde manages to force the Gray Hulk underneath a moving train's wheels but even the full force of a train's wheels doesn't tear him up in Incredible Hulk #368:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ulkvsHyde04.jpg


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VII. GRAY HULK DURABILITY (cont'd)


EXTREME TEMPERATURES

Gray Hulk has resisted extreme temperature ranges as well. Here he shrugs off being caught in an explosion meant to burn off a shape-shifting monster in Incredible Hulk #338:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rature01338.jpg

An exploding gas tank doesn't do more than destroy his food and annoy Gray Hulk in Incredible Hulk #340:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rature02340.jpg

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The mutant Pyro finds out firsthand that his flame powers aren't going to help him in Incredible Hulk #369:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rature03369.jpg

Even the Super Skrull's enhanced fire is useless against Mr. Fixit in Incredible Hulk #375:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...rature04375.jpg


ENERGY

Gray Hulk can tank large varieties and amounts of energy. Here, he easily shrugs off Cyclops' optic blasts in Incredible Hulk #336:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Energy02336.jpg

He quells a detonating grenade in his bare hand in Wolverine vol.2 #7:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...olverinev27.jpg

Iron Man's repulsor rays just about make him grunt in Hulk Smash Avengers #4:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...shAvengers4.jpg

The High Evolutionary's plasmatic beam meant to reduce him down to his component electrical charges barely scorches Gray Hulk. The High Evolutionary has to expend such power to get rid of him that he literally sends Gray Hulk from underwater Lemuria out to Nevada with a blast that "shakes the sea floor for hundreds of kilometers in all directions." Gray Hulk is knocked out but he survives in Avengers Annual #17:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ersAnnual17.jpg


MENTAL

The entity known as Mercy spikes Gray Hulk with a psychic lance but his rage and resolve powers him through it in Incredible Hulk #338:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Mental01338.jpg

The Gray Hulk is smart enough to know when Leader is using mental illusions on him in Incredible Hulk #345:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Mental02345.jpg

A poisoned and highly weakened Mr. Fixit can resist the Leader's direct mental attacks in Incredible Hulk #367:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Mental03367.jpg

A mental battle in a strange dimension with its Sorcerer Supreme ends in Gray Hulk's favor when it can't deal with the repressed rage hidden inside the recesses of his psyche in Incredible Hulk #371:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Mental04371.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ulkMental05.jpg

Mind control devices fall before his primal rage as the angrier he gets, the less mind he has to control in Marvel Super-Heroes vol.3 #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...r-Heroesv33.jpg

Mr. Fixit's even shrugs off the mental suggestions of the mutant sorceress Selene in Marvel Comics Presents #78:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ntal07MCP78.jpg


MISCELLANEOUS

The superhuman parasite Half-Life can't drain enough strength to overpower Gray Hulk in Incredible Hulk #334:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...aining01334.jpg

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Mr. Fixit's healing factor and heightened metabolism has shaken off the effects of transmutation. Here, he shrugs off the Grey Gargoyle's stone touch -- an ability that has turned even the mighty Thor into helpless stone -- in Incredible Hulk #363:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...tation01363.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...smutation02.jpg


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VIII. GRAY HULK SPEED


AGILITY

Just like the Savage Hulk, Gray Hulk possesses a superhuman speed that belies his size. He's quick enough to block Spider-Man's webbing in Incredible Hulk #349:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...gility01349.jpg

Since he doesn't want to fight him, Gray Hulk's agile enough to avoid several of Wolverine's slashes and stop him from hopping around in Marvel Comics Presents #55:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lity02MCP55.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lkAgility03.jpg

Gray Hulk's superhuman speed is on full display here when he bats down a tank shell after it's been fired in The Order #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...04TheOrder1.jpg


LEAPING

Gray Hulk didn't do as much wandering as Savage Hulk but that doesn't mean he didn't do some. And he didn't do it without some of those incredible leaps. Here, he narrowly misses the X-Men's Blackbird but ends up accidentally swiping a commercial airliner in Incredible Hulk #340:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lkLeap01340.jpg

His straight vertical leaps easily clear a hundred feet, from Incredible Hulk #342 and 349:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lkLeap01342.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...lkLeap01349.jpg


IX. GRAY HULK POWERS


TRANSFORMATION

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As alluded to earlier, Gray Hulk's transformation was originally controlled by the Sun as discovered by Rick Jones and Bruce Banner in Incredible Hulk #1:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mation01001.jpg

Eventually, this persona would give way to the dominant Savage Hulk. The next time we would see the Gray Hulk would be years later when Doc Sampson would try to use a nutrient bath to cure Bruce Banner. However, General Thunderbolt Ross' interference caused the bath to revert Banner into his Gray Hulk persona instead in Incredible Hulk #324:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mation02324.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...formation03.jpg

This transformation bore the original's reaction to sunlight. But as he spent more and more time as the Gray Hulk, other discoveries were made. For instance, in Incredible Hulk #333, it's revealed that Gray Hulk's sensitivity to sunlight was acute enough to even feel slightly weaker during a Full Moon which reflects more sunlight than a New Moon:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mation04333.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...formation05.jpg

Eventually, Mr. Fixit manages to fight back his reversions to Banner during daytime through sheer force of will in Incredible Hulk #347:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mation06347.jpg

Still, operating in broad daylight would cause Gray Hulk immense pain. The brighter it was, the more it felt like his skin was burning. And while Mr. Fixit was able to handle it, the pain was so bad that when Absorbing Man tried absorbing his strength and form he shrieked due to the sheer pain wracking his body in Incredible Hulk #348:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...mation07348.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...orbingMan16.jpg


AMPING

Gray Hulk retained his ability to amplify his strength based on his rage. Sometimes it took longer than usual to ramp up to higher levels but even he reached heights capable of defeating the Abomination, from Incredible Hulk Annual #15:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...g01Annual15.jpg
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ulkAmping02.jpg

Wolverine discovers this hard lesson and pays for it, "I cut him again -- he heals even faster. . . . He gets tougher. Stronger. Harder to hurt." From Incredible Hulk #340:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Amping03340.jpg

To state the obvious, the more Gray Hulk amplified his strength and rage, the more resistant he was to forms of mental control, from Marvel Super-Heroes vol.3 #3:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...r-Heroesv33.jpg


HEALING FACTOR

In its first real test, Gray Hulk's healing factor proved capable of almost instantaneously healing him from gaping chest wounds caused by Wolverine's adamantium claws, from Incredible Hulk #340:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Factor01340.jpg

The rate his healing factor repaired him would be amplified by his rage just like his strength would, from Incredible Hulk #340:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...ingFactor02.jpg

And it's his extraordinary healing factor that permits him to shrug off transmutation, from Incredible Hulk #363:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/...Factor03363.jpg


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