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(Robert) Bruce Banner by: Madison. Robert Bruce Banner is a fictional character that was created by Stan Lee and debuted in the Marvel comic book ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and has since been in hundreds of comics and even movies. Robert was born on December 18 1969, in Dayton Ohio. he does not have any other family members that we know of, apart from his father, Dr Brian Banner and mother, Rebecca. His early life was spent reading in the public library to avoid his abusive father. Growing up, he was a ‘child prodigy’ of sorts because he was one of the most intelligent children of his age. After the death of his mother, caused by his father in a blind fit of rage, he moved in with his aunt who loved him and cared for him. His father was from then on kept in a mental hospital. After he graduated from high school, Bruce moved to Navapo, New Mexico, and studied physics in the Desert state university. He also studied in Canada where he found a love and interest in gamma radiation. After he left, Bruce acquired his doctorate in Nuclear physics at The Caltech institution of technology. Banner wished to pursue philanthropic brands of science, but couldn't receive any financial funding for his projects, and thus in lack of other options, went to work at a United States Defence Department nuclear research facility at Desert Base, New Mexico. There, Banner designed and oversaw construction of the “Gamma Bomb” or “G-bomb,” a nuclear weapon possessing a high gamma radiation output. Banner was present in the instrumentation bunker at the test site for the first underground test detonation of the gamma bomb. Observing that a civilian had breached security and entered the restricted test area, Banner told his colleague Igor Starsky to delay the countdown while he tried to escort the civilian to safety. Starsky, secretly a Soviet agent, did nothing, confident that Banner would die in the explosion, bringing the project to a halt. Reaching the civilian, a teenager named Rick jones, Banner threw him into a protective trench but before he could get himself to safety, the bomb had detonated. Bruce had died from the radiation, but the gamma bomb had created a metaphysical barrier, called the Green Door, that connected Earth with the below-place, the bottom layer of the multiverse. The Green Door brought Bruce back to life, but the time span between his death and resurrection was so short, his death went unnoticed. The gamma bomb also caused Bruce to alter his body, causing him to frequently transform into the vastly powerful, green-skinned, humanoid monster whom General Ross named “the Hulk.” At first, Banner would only transform into the Hulk at sunset, then transform back at sunrise. Although it was not the worst that would come, Banner did not like the Hulk. In an effort to control his transformations, Banner began using a gamma ray projector to force transformations into the Hulk and Banner vice-versa; however his Hulk persona was reluctant to transform back into Banner. After the Hulk was shot into space and passed through a radiation storm, Rick Jones briefly found himself able to control him. They worked together to stop the Circus of Crime. Jones' control over the Hulk faded away. The Hulk's transformations were not limited to nightfall after this adventure. Eventually, Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four developed a cure for Banner's condition that worked to a degree. Banner gained the ability to transform into the Hulk at will while maintaining his intelligence. He vowed to never become the hulk again.

Bibliography: https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Bruce_Banner_(Earth-616)

hulk.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/21 03:21 by madison