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"What the hell happened to the neighborhood!?"
―Bruce Banner to Spider-Man[src]

Doctor Robert Bruce Banner, M.D., Ph.D., is a scientist whose experiments with Gamma Radiation caused him to transform into the Hulk. Once he returned to Earth in the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse, Banner joined a small group of survivors to try and find a solution to end the plague. Later, when the few survivors of the group were trying to leave the Camp Lehigh with a Quadjet, Banner decided to stay behind and turned into the Hulk to fight a horde of zombies and a zombified Wanda Maximoff.

Biography

Zombie Apocalypse

Return to Earth

In 2018, Hulk returned to Earth via Bifrost Bridge and crashed through the roof of the New York Sanctum in New York City, creating a massive crater in the building's staircase. Banner, reverted to normal, tried to warn the building's inhabitants Doctor Strange and Wong that Thanos was coming, but found the Sanctum deserted, aside from the Cloak of Levitation.[1]

Attack on Greenwich Village

"Go! You'll be safe with them!"
"With the giant ants? Who are you?"
"All that's left."
Wasp and Bruce Banner[src]

Banner investigates New York City

Obtaining clothes from the New York Sanctum, Banner went outside to find the streets of New York City deserted. His confusion was short-lived with the arrival of Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian. Banner tried to summon the Hulk, but found that Hulk refused to emerge. Maw began to proclaim Banner's eventual death, but he and Obsidian were soon ambushed by Doctor Strange, Wong, and Tony Stark. Banner was initially relieved at the three's arrival, but he was soon horrified to see them murdering Maw and Obsidian.

Banner is surprised by zombies

The dust settled to reveal that Strange, Wong, and Stark were zombies, and they had transformed Maw and Obsidian into zombies, too. As Stark prepared to blast Banner, the Cloak of Levitation arrived and tripped him up. Banner tried to run away, but was cornered by Wong. However, the Cloak intervened again, pulling Wong away, and severing his head via the portal. Banner then got restrained by Maw and was about to get devoured, but was saved by a swarm of ants, commanded by Wasp, who decapitated Stark and had a giant ant eat his head, much to Banner's disgust.

Spider-Man rescues Banner

Wasp ordered Banner to flee with her ants, and when he asked her who she was, she responded by saying that she was among all that was left. Just then, Spider-Man swung over and grabbed Banner. As Banner begged the young superhero not to eat him, Spider-Man tried to reassure him as they swung over to the resistance's base.[1]

Traveling to Camp Lehigh

Banner meets Okoye

Back in their base, Peter Parker showed Banner his So You Wanna Survive the Zombie Apocalypse orientation video, but they were interrupted by Okoye. She introduced herself to Banner, who remarked that she had picked an interesting time to visit America, but she explained that with her king's absence, she had to intervene. She also explained that the team had received a beacon over the wires.[1]

Learning the Truth

Banner hugs Vision

After traveling to Camp Lehigh, Banner, Okoye, Peter Parker, Bucky Barnes, and Kurt Goreshter were met by Vision and Scott Lang.[1] After exploring around the place, Banner discovered they weren't the first visitors to come to Camp Lehigh and Vision expressed his distress in wishing they hadn't come to which Banner responded by asking what this place in only to find out from T'Challa what Vision was doing.

Banner learning the truth

Vision explained to Banner and the other that due to Wanda Maximoff being zombified and rejecting the Mind Stone treatment he had been keeping her there because he couldn't perish the thought of killing her. Right after this discovery, Maximoff revealed herself to have been free due to Barnes having shot her cell and her using magic to open it and then eating Goreshter alive.[1]

Escaping Camp Lehigh

Banner is attacked by Wanda Maximoff

Banner would then convince Vision to help them leave and he would comply by blasting the roof open to help them escape, unfortunately Okoye would be the second one to be eaten by the zombified Wanda Maximoff. Bucky Barners would then use his time to buy Banner and the others some telling them to run as he attempted to shoot Maximoff after Maximoff threw Barnes away she would go after Banner and attempt to infect him via a bite in his arm. Hulk's powers would come out briefly and save Banner.

Hulk furiously fights Wanda Maximoff

Banner seeing that they clearly couldn't escape gave Peter Parker the Mind Stone before running over to the zombies. Banner would then run straight into a horde forcing Hulk to completely come out and engage Maximoff in battle buying Parker, Scott Lang, and T'Challa enough time to escape.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Artificially Enhanced Physiology: Banner is able to transform into Hulk when his heart rate increases to high levels or when he loses control of his emotions, thus transforming back to his original human form when calmed or rested.
    • Transformation: After being exposed to gamma radiation, Banner was able to willingly morph from his human form to his Hulk form.
      • Superhuman Strength: Hulk's primary power is his immense superhuman strength.
      • Superhuman Durability: Hulk is able to withstand blows and attacks of considerable force; even high caliber bullets bounce off him and flames cause him no damage whatsoever.
      • Superhuman Speed: Regardless of his size, Hulk's superhuman strength of his legs allow him to run at speeds that are far beyond the natural physical limits of a human being.
      • Superhuman Agility: To be added
      • Superhuman Stamina: Hulk has substantially greater endurance than a normal human, allowing him to run and fight for extremely long periods of time.
      • Superhuman Reflexes: Hulk can react and dodge objects traveling at high speeds.
      • Regenerative Healing Factor:

        Banner's enhanced immune system

        Hulk is able to heal from any wound much quicker than normal humans. He is also immune to the Quantum Virus.
      • Radiation Immunity: To be added

Abilities

  • Genius-Level Intellect: Banner is among the smartest humans in the world.
  • Master Scientist: Banner is ingeniously resourceful and brilliant in many different fields of science.
  • Master Engineer: Banner is an extremely skilled engineer, computer scientist, and robotics technician.
  • Expert Tactician: Banner has over the years become an expert in developing strategies to go unnoticed. As such, Banner also became quite skilled at going undercover.
  • Expert Combatant: As Hulk, while having no formal training from the beginning, he is a formidable and experienced hand-to-hand combatant simply due to his great physical attributes.

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Allies

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References

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