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Joe fixit
Joe Fixit or Grey Hulk
Real name: Bruce Banner
First Appearance: (Grey Hulk) Hulk issue #1
(Joe Fixit) Hulk issue #324

Created by:

(Grey Hulk) Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
(Joe Fixit) Peter David

Team affiliations:

Abilities:

Smart thinking and very strong

Portrayed by:

Grey Hulk is the original Hulk. Stan Lee wanted the Hulk to be grey but due to ink problems, Hulk's color was changed to green. This was explained by saying that the Grey Hulk persona and the Green Hulk persona are battling in  Bruce Banner's sub-conscious. Due to his superior strength, Green Hulk aka Savage Hulk, won most of the time thus showing the Savage Hulk persona more often. Peter David's run altered Banner's pre-Hulk characterization and the nature of the relationship between Banner and the Hulk. David returned to the Stern and Mantlo abuse storyline, expanding the damage caused, and depicting Banner as suffering dissociative identity disorder (DID). David's stories showed that Banner had serious mental problems long before he became the Hulk. David revamped the personality significantly, giving the Grey Hulk the alias "Joe Fixit", and setting him up as a morally ambiguous Las Vegas enforcer and tough guy.

This incarnation represents the personality that can do all the not so nice things that Bruce was to unsure of to do himself. Tricky, manipulative, shows little thought of others, make up some of his traits. This incarnation can lift approximately 75 tons. This incarnation does possess the "madder he gets, the stronger he gets" ability, but at a much slower rate, since this incarnation has some level of intelligence and reasoning and would not "lose control" as easy as the Savage Hulk incarnation.

  • Height: 6 ft. 6 in.
  • Weight: 900 lbs.
  • Eyes: Gray  
  • Hair: Black
  • Intelligence: Normal
  • Transformation: Initially, Bruce would transform into the Grey Hulk at night and then back at dawn. This was subconscious due to the fact that Bruce was ashamed of the dark, not very nice thoughts the Grey Hulk represented and would only let him out at night, in the dark, where he would not be seen. Later, the change was due to will power or stress.
  • Intresting enough, the Grey Hulk's Head Shape is similar like Frankenstein's Monster, while his behavior is more in line with a self-confident Mr. Hyde. The Savage Hulke, on the other side, behaves like a lonly hunted Monster, but his Head looks more like a human.
  • The Grey Hulk seems to have the ability to drive a car.

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