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"She's throwing off interference, radiation. Nothing harmful. Low levels of gamma radiation."
"That can be harmful."
Erik Selvig and Nick Fury[src]

Gamma Radiation is electromagnetic radiation of the shortest wavelength, and is emitted by the Infinity Stones. Gamma radiation was absorbed by Bruce Banner after he used it in his Super Soldier Serum, transforming him into Hulk.


"Hey, I read all about your accident. That much gamma exposure should have killed you."
Tony Stark to Bruce Banner[src]

Gamma radiation was fired from the Gamma Cannon in order to close a rift to the Darkforce created by an Atomic Bomb.[1]

Bruce Banner was involved in a praised work on anti-electron collisions and gamma radiation, becoming one of the foremost experts in this area.[2]

Bruce Banner exposes himself to Gamma

Banner experimented with gamma radiation in hopes of making soldiers immune to radiation poisoning, without knowing he was being part of Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project, supervised by Thaddeus Ross and the United States Army, developed to rekindle Project Rebirth from the 1940s in order to create super soldiers akin to Captain America. Gamma radiation was seen as the ideal substitute for Vita Radiation as an activator and stabilizer for a recreated Super Soldier Serum. Upon testing on himself, being injected with the serum and a myostatic primer created by Betty Ross that allowed blood cells to absorb gamma radiation temporarily, he was doused with an immense amount of gamma radiation by a Gamma Ray Projector and accidentally turned into the Hulk in the process. Gamma pulses stored in Banner's amygdala which are released during high stress moments, triggering a transformation.[3]

Gamma radiation was one of the components of the Centipede Serum, an item designated to give a person superhuman abilities: The rest of the components are the Extremis virus, a variation of the Super Soldier Serum and technology from the Chitauri for injection.[4]

Gamma radiation was fired from the Gamma Power Reserve in order to end the threat of Blackout against Audrey Nathan; being bombarded with the energy caused him to explode.[5]

Infinity Stones

Bruce Banner comparing the gamma radiation levels of the Scepter to the Tesseract

"The radiation's mostly gamma."
Bruce Banner[src]

Due to the Tesseract emitting gamma radiation, S.H.I.E.L.D. recruited Bruce Banner to assist them in locating it.[2]

In 2018, when Thanos activated the completed Infinity Gauntlet, gamma radiation was emitted from the complete set of Infinity Stones. The Gauntlet was charred as a result.[6] After Thanos destroyed the Stones, his body became charred from the gamma radiation. In 2023, Bruce Banner activated the Nano Gauntlet, noting that he would be the only one safe enough to do so due to his connection with gamma radiation. During the Battle of Earth, Stark used his nanotechnology to take the Infinity Stones off of the Gauntlet and snapped his fingers to defeat an alternate Thanos and his army. However, he then died due to the gamma radiation exposure throughout his body.[7]


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Appearances for Gamma Radiation

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