Alias










(The) Harpy

Red She-Hulk


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Elizabeth Ross "Betty" Talbot Banner
Occupation

Betty Ross

Damsel in Distress


Red She-Hulk

Adventurer


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

Red She-Hulk

Incredible Hulks


Base of Operations

Desert Base, Nevada

Gamma Base, New Mexico


Height

Ross: 5' 6"


Red She-Hulk: 6' 7"


Weight

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.


Accessories

Red She-Hulk

Various specialized weapons.


Common Enemies

Abomination

A.I.M.

Hulk II

MODOK


Regularly Appearing

Hulk

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)


Creator

Betty Ross

Stan Lee & Jack Kirby


Red She-Hulk

Greg Pak & Paul Pelletier


Origin

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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