[volume & issue needed], After the Hulk returns from exile and initiates "World War Hulk", General Ross, now a full general, makes his own return, electing to bring the fight to his nemesis once more after the Hulk beats Iron Man. He later comes up with a more cost-effective method of confronting the Hulk when he is in his childlike stage: active non-resistance.  Unlike the green Hulk, who gets stronger as his rage increases, Red Hulk's body temperature rises with his anger. He's been featured in the MCU, turned in a Hulk himself and played an integral role in the comics. He thinks of himself as a leader, despite the fact his arrogant nature makes him unlik… , Finally, the Nevermind, a mutant who drains people of their life energy, attacks Gamma Base in search of a strong host, in this case the Hulk. Hurt will reprise the role in the film Black Widow (2021).. It surrounded the return of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross on the cast list. This doesn't mean that a higher class would always beat a lower class character. It later turns out that the Red Hulk and Rulk were both General Ross. Strange, Baron Mordo, the Grandmaster, Terrax, a time-displaced Hulk, and Psycho Man. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross has grown to have a unique role in the overall Marvel Comics canon, transforming from a supporting character of the Hulk to a … It's a real shame that the Thunderbolt Ross of the MCU hasn't had the same path seen in the comics. 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Although Banner had claimed that he removed Red Hulk's energy-draining ability from him because it was killing Red Hulk, Red Hulk is shown to still possess this ability. , After Steve Rogers recruits Red Hulk, Red Hulk manages to stop Intelligencia's failsafe plan "Scorched Earth". The character can also emit heat at will from his eyes during non-enraged periods and can augment power levels by absorbing various types of energy, such as gamma radiation (in one instance causing the Hulk to revert to alter ego Bruce Banner) and the Power Cosmic. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hulk 2004 issue officially indicates Ross to be a three-star lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force. He and his men simply do not fire on or engage the Hulk in any way. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and made her first appearance in Incredible Hulk #1 (1962) as a romantic interest of the Hulk (Dr. Bruce Banner), and is the daughter of General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross.  In that story, Red Hulk siphons the Power Cosmic from the Silver Surfer, seemingly killing him, steals his board along with Terrax's cosmic ax, and uses the power to go on a killing spree, killing Namor, Tiger Shark, Dr. Incredible Hulk #181 (Wolverine's First Appearance) Random Comic Imprints. Originally, as General Thunderbolt Ross, he was obsessed with capturing the wild and uncontrollable Hulk and harnessing his immense powers. The best, the most powerful and the most notorious of them was General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, the legendary dad of Betty Ross who sought to kill the original Bruce Banner Hulk since day one. In the first comic called Red Hulk, he first appeared killing Abomination. The Red Hulk first appeared in Hulk vol. While it was strange that Ross would previously lose his mustache and change his hair color whenever he transformed into Red Hulk, it made sense from the perspective of secrecy. General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross (also known as the Red Hulk) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics featuring the Hulk.  Red Hulk was created through a combination of gamma radiation and cosmic rays. , In 2009, Thunderbolt Ross was ranked as IGN's 71st Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. Hulk tells Red Hulk that it was his idea to fake Ross' death and that he can never again resume that identity. History. he battled the Hulk twice. Thaddeus E. Ross: Alter Egos: Red Hulk (MAU) Thunderbolt Ross: Aliases: Rulk, Hulk, Thunderbolt, General Ross: Place of birth: First appearance: Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962)(as General Ross), Hulk Vol 2 #1 (March, 2008) (as Red Hulk) Alignment: Neutral He almost had cameos Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.In both cases, he was ultimately passed over. 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