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Don P.

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Subj: My take on the Hulk's power level? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 at 11:32:32 am EDT
Reply Subj: I realized something about Hulk's powers (all WWH titles) [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 at 01:17:40 am EDT

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When I heard about a possible upgrade for Hulk in WWH, I assumed we'd have an uber Hulk/Juggernaut type hybrid that could roll over anyone. That hasn't been the case. Cyclops, Wolverine, Thing, Herc...these people, while all losing spectacularly, did so in a way that I think should always be the case. Calling this a powered up version of the Hulk, while true or not, doesn't do the Hulk justice. If anything, it makes guys like the Thing look great for holding on with him.

If you ask me, this is how Hulk's power level should be. All of the fights have been well done (with the exception of all the defeats being off panel), but shouldn't we always expect this from Hulk? What is so great and new about tearing open a suit of armor, beating up Thing, and so on? The problem is that since we've been told it is a powerup (and Wolverine and Hulk both mentioned that) then anything short of annihilating these characters means is a bad thing. If Hulk can't take down Sentry (or even has trouble) then that is admitting that Sentry is much more poweful than classic Hulk, since Hulk is supposed to be much more powerful now. So was there even a need for a powerup? Thoughts?

Going back to Planet Hulk beginning's we learn the portal Hulk passed thru has weakened him. Then later SS says that the planet may be somehow weakening him AND the Hulk's blood seems to be feed on by the planet Sakaar. Right before WWH begins the Hulk is noticeably much weaker than his world breakig' strength levels due to the Spikes feeding off him. Then there is the explosion which supposedly increased his strength.

Based on how the planet seems to somehow weaken the SS and possibly the Green Scar himself; how the Spikes really drained off most of his World Busting power, I would say the Hulk's base is slightly above 100 tons. I think the explosion just brought him up to or a little above the base strength he had on Earth. What's really pumping him up is the emotional trauma that he has experienced.

Then we still don't know if the Hulk went thru the portal (if it still exists) to get back to Earth and if he did what effect if any it had on him now that he has a ship based on the same technology that created the portal. Plus Elixir weakened the Hulk as the Hulk himself admits in WWH:X #1. The chick with the claws got in repeated shots to the Hulk with no effect until Elixir used his powers on the Hulk.

The Sentry encounter will be very interesting especially if his real calming power is as ineffective as Richard's synthesized version of them.

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