(The) Harpy

Red She-Hulk

Nick Name
Civilian ID
Elizabeth Ross "Betty" Talbot Banner

Betty Ross

Damsel in Distress

Red She-Hulk


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Group Affiliation

Red She-Hulk

Incredible Hulks

Base of Operations

Desert Base, Nevada

Gamma Base, New Mexico


Ross: 5' 6"

Red She-Hulk: 6' 7"


Ross: 110 lbs.

Red She-Hulk: 700 lbs.

Eye Color

Ross: Blue

Red She-Hulk: Yellow

Hair Color

Ross: Brown

Red She-Hulk: Black with red streaks.

Known Powers

Red She-Hulk

Gamma radiation and Power Cosmic augmented human with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability; capable of absorbing various forms of radiation to augment his strength or to redirect as intense heat.


Red She-Hulk

Various specialized weapons.

Common Enemies



Hulk II


Regularly Appearing


Incredible Hulk Vol. 1

First Appearance

Betty Ross

Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962)

Red She-Hulk

Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #610 (Aug. 2010)


Betty Ross

Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

Red She-Hulk

Greg Pak & Paul Pelletier


Betty Ross is the only child of Air Force General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and his wife Karen, who died when Betty was a teenager. Incapable of copping with a teen-aged daughter both emotional and professionally General Ross sent Betty to a boarding school.

After graduation Betty returned to her father who was now managing a top secret Gamma Bomb project in the New Mexico dessert. There Betty met and fell in love with Dr. Bruce Banner (Hulk II), of which General Ross disapproved.

When Dr. Banner was exposed to intense Gamma Radiation transforming him into the monstrous Hulk, Betty became one of the few people capable of calming the savage beast.

Due to his unique situation, Dr. Banner and Betty Ross had a rough and rocky romance. Eventually Betty would marry a man of which her father would approve, Air Force Major Glenn Talbot, but it ended in divorce.

Betty and Dr. Banner would reunite and be separated several times in their history, until Betty's death due to Gamma Radiation poisoning caused by the Hulk's greatest enemy the Abomination.

Betty was put into a state of preservation at an unknown military base, where she was eventually resurrected and given a new identity and purpose as the Red She-Hulk.

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