Incredible Hulk
Mark Ruffalo
Played by: Mark Ruffalo
Name: Bruce Banner
Codename: Hulk
Alias: Bruce
Race: Metahuman
Team: Avengers
Occupation: their job
Additional Info: NA

Robert Bruce Banner was born the son of a scientist who hated him and a mother who loved him. His father believed that his own work in nuclear research had affected young Bruce, whose vast intellect was proof enough to the man that his son had been mutated somehow. He snapped and became abusive to Bruce and killed his mother when she intervened, and was subsequently institutionalized.

Bruce was scarred by these events and furthermore hated school, typically bullied and treated poorly by everyone. He did exceptionally well, however, and was later approached by the military to do nuclear research for them, which he accepted. While working on the development of a gamma bomb for the military, Bruce rushed to the rescue of a teenager who had, ignorant of the bomb's imminent testing, wandered onto what would be ground zero. He managed to push the teenager, Rick Jones, to safety in a ditch, but Bruce himself was irradiated with gamma energy and only miraculously survived.

However, he soon became the brutish Hulk at sunset, returning to human form at sunrise. Later, this developed to him becoming the Hulk whenever his adrenaline levels, when stimulated by anger, rose. It tore Bruce's life apart due to the unpredictable nature of the Hulk, and for a while he was pursued by the army for with the Hulk had done.

Eventually, he was able to treat himself with further radiation and gain a modicum of control over the Hulk when transformed, although he still could not fully command him and had great difficulty transforming back from the Hulk to Bruce. He later received a pardon after defeating the alien Metal Master, and some time after this, when freed from cosmic manipulation, joined the founding members of the Avengers to oppose evil.

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