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Elizabeth 'Betty' Ross (Marvel)

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When she was a human, none but now...

* Agility
* Berserker Strength
* Chemical Secretion
* Energy Absorption
* Healing
* Intellect
* Invulnerability
* Longevity
* Marksmanship
* Radiation
* Shape Shifter
* Stamina
* Super Strength
* Swordsmanship
* Unarmed Combat
* Weapon Master

the girlfriend and former wife of Bruce Banner (the Hulk). The love of Bruce Banner's life, she has been one of the Hulk's greatest allies, though she is the daughter of his greatest enemy, General 'Thunderbolt' Ross. She has been transformed into the Harpy, died, and is now a Hulk herself although she lost her powers when Doctor Green, the new incarnation of the Hulk, injected her with the cure for Gamma Radiation. What's next in her life remains to be seen..

*** ORIGIN ***
Betty Ross is the only child of General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and was the girlfriend of Bruce Banner. Her youth was spent under her father's strict army hand. Thunderbolt Ross had always hoped for a son to follow in his footsteps, and his adversity at having a daughter was reflected in the way that he raised her. Betty's mother had died when Betty was still a teenager, and she was placed in her father's care. He decided that an army base was no environment for a girl, so he sent her away to boarding school.

After graduation, she returned to her father's side on the base. By then Thunderbolt Ross was in charge of a top-secret project to create a new type of weapon involving gamma radiation. The head scientist on the project was Bruce Banner whom her father abhorred. Despite this, an attraction between Betty and Bruce began to grow. When she took an interest in Bruce, her father grew further uninterested with her. Regardless of this fact, Betty eventually married Banner.

However, Betty's constant exposure to the Hulk gave her gamma sickness. The poisoning was so strong that she nearly died. Banner was able to invent a cure using his own blood. However, the Hulk's nemesis the Abomination swapped his blood sample with his own blood before the transfusion. The untreated blood transfusion worsened Betty's condition, causing her to appear to die from the radiation and she was placed in cryogenic suspension.

At the instigation of Thunderbolt Ross, the Leader and MODOK later revived Betty and subjected her to a process that transformed her into the Red She-Hulk, granting her vast superhuman power.

When the experiment to develop a gamma bomb went explosively wrong, not only was Banner transformed into the Hulk, but Betty was severely injured too. Recovered from her injuries, Betty remained emotionally wounded. She felt sad for her love who had been transformed into the Hulk. As the years passed, Betty struggled to find a cure that would stop Banner from turning into the Hulk. It seemed that she alone could still see the man she loved still deep-down inside the Hulk.

Betty Ross was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Incredible Hulk #1 in May 1962. Betty's alter-ego the Red She-Hulk first appeared in Hulk Issue #15 (2009).

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk (1962) #1

Other Identities:
Elizabeth 'Betty' Banner (Marvel)
Harpy (Marvel)(01 - Betty Ross)
Red She-Hulk (Marvel)
Elizabeth 'Betty' Ross-Talbot

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Issue Appearances:
Crossover Classics (1991)
Day of the Defenders (2001)
Fall of the Hulks: Gamma (2010)
Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk (2010)
Fear Itself: The Worthy (2011)
Herb Trimpe The Incredible Hulk Artist Select Series (2016)
Hulk (1978)
Hulk (1999)
Hulk (2008)
Hulk (2014)
Hulk Pocket Book (1980)
Hulk: Gray (2003)
Hulk: Season One (2012)
Hulk: The Dogs of War (2019)
Immortal Hulk (2018)
Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense (2019)
Incredible Hulk vs Superman (1999)
Incredible Hulks (2010)
Incredible Hulks (2012)
Indestructible Hulk (2013)
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration (2014)
Marvel Digital Holiday Special (2010)
Marvel Double Shot (2003)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Héroes (2010)
Marvel Knights: Hulk (2014)
Marvel Limited: Fantastic Firsts (1994)
Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner (2002)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Marvel Tag Gratis-Exemplar (2017)
Marvel Treasury Edition (1974)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)
Mini Marvels: Rock, Paper, Scissors (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Season One Guide 2012 (2012)
Tales to Astonish (1959)
The Avengers (1963)
The Fallen (2016)
The Hulk 100 Project (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (1962)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Incredible Hulk (2000)
The Incredible Hulk Annual (1977)
The Incredible Hulk Versus Quasimodo (1983)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Mighty World of Marvel (1972)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
The Rampaging Hulk (1977)
Uncanny Avengers [II] (2015)
Uncanny Origins (1996)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995)
What If? (1977)
Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
World War Hulks (2010)

Movie Appearances:
Hulk (2003)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Video Game Appearances:
The Hulk (2003)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)

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