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12 Most Powerful Incarnations Of The Hulk, Ranked

It doesn’t matter what kind of threat you’re facing if you have the Hulk on your side. As one of the strongest Marvel characters, the Hulk’s strength is limitless. The rage-filled Green Goliath gets stronger and dangerous as the fight progresses, making him a truly terrifying force of nature. Whenever the Hulk is not angry, he is an introverted and brilliant scientist, aka Dr. Bruce Banner.

The Hulk

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In the comics, the Green Goliath has gone through various incarnations over the decades. Though his raging green persona of the Incredible Hulk is most popular, there are actually 12 powerful incarnations of him. Let’s check them out.

12. The Gray Hulk

The Gray Hulk

The very first incarnation, the Gray Hulk was created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Paul Reinman. Quite different from the one we’ve been accustomed to, this version is the weakest incarnation.

11. The Professor

Bruce Banner’s most desired version of the raging green monster, the Professor is actually an entirely new split personality. The Professor has a cap on his strength installed by Banner, which prevents him from going into rage mode.

10. Joe Fixit

Dressed in tailored suits, the Joe Fixit comes out only at night. Gray in color, Joe Fixit is a powerful incarnation but lacks the ability to increase his strength with his rage. Though powerful, Joe Fixit is among the smallest of the Hulks.

9. Mindless Hulk

Mindless Hulk

After committing a psychic suicide, Bruce Banner let his alter-ego take over, making him the Mindless Hulk. A devolved version, this incarnation is extremely violent and unhinged, as there is no control of Banner over the raging monster.

8. Green Scar

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When the Hulk was deemed to be too dangerous to live on earth, the Illuminati decided to send him to an alien planet. Tricked by his closest allies, he was sent off to Sakaar where he was forced to fight as a gladiator. However, he overthrew the tyrannical Red King and married Caiera to have his son, Skaar.

7. The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

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The most popular incarnation of the Hulk, the Incredible Hulk is the subconscious of Bruce Banner which emerges whenever he gets scared or angry. This incarnation has been shown in the movies, played by Edward Norton, Eric Bana, and Mark Ruffalo.

6. Doc Green

After getting shot in the head, Bruce Banner used the Extremis technology which gave his Hulk persona immense intelligence while retaining his super-strength. Terrifyingly strong, Doc Green could easily rip apart pure Adamantium. However, this incarnation did not live long as Doc Green started losing his intelligence and feared that he would become the evil Maestro.

5. Kluh

Appearing in the AXIS storyline, Kluh was created by Scarlet Witch when she inverted reality. A merciless monster, Kluh has black skin, glowing red scars, demonic eyes, and clawed hands. Kluh is also cannibalistic in nature, making him an evil incarnation.

4. Ultimate Hulk

Ultimate Hulk

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In the Marvel Ultimate comic book line, the Ultimate Hulk appeared who was able to maim Wolverine by tearing him in half. Not evil, he just grew frustrated with himself.

3. Maestro

Possessing Bruce Banner’s intelligence, Maestro is a malevolent incarnation in the future where Earth is ravaged by nuclear war. By absorbing all the radiation, Maestro is an extremely powerful incarnation with an equally terrifying look.

2. World Breaker Hulk

World Breaker Hulk

Remember Green Scar from Sakaar? After the death of his wife Caiera due to the spaceship explosion, Green Scar was left devastated and lusting for revenge. As a result, he became the World Breaker Hulk, setting in motion the events of World War Hulk. As he had absorbed Sakaar’s radiations when the planet was destroyed, he became a cosmic bomb ready to explode. His power levels were unmatched since he could take Black Bolt’s killer scream without flinching.

1. Immortal Hulk

Immortal Hulk

Based on Bruce Banner’s hatred and contempt, the Immortal Hulk emerged when a demonic monster took over Banner’s mind. Though limited only during the night, this incarnation can drain the gamma radiation from other gamma mutates and has insane regeneration powers. His gamma burst ability can level mountains with ease.

Written by Akash Senapati

Akash is an India-based writer who has previously worked with Quirkybyte and Xtrascoop. He loves DC Comics, Anime, Pink Floyd, and sleeping in no particular order. His favourite graphic-medium writers are Grant Morrison, Chris Claremont, Christopher Priest, Garth Ennis, and Eiichiro Oda. Prep time > Aliens.

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