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One of the most anticipated superhero battles consists of superman vs the Incredible Hulk. This details the range of superpowers wielded by each hero and how the battle would probably turn out.

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<ul><li> 1. SUPERMAN VS. INCREDIBLE HULK SUPERHERO BATTLE </li></ul><p> 2. Kal takes on the Big Green Machine On comic book message boards all across the vastness of cyberspace, you can find one of the favorite pastimes of true comic fans: superhero battles. Using the official and semi-official when it suits them range of powers available to their favorite characters, Marvel and DC fanatics alike engage in hypothetical battles between the most powerful or most intriguing heroes from the respective universes. The most common battles hinge on power levels, and how theyre measured in the different universes. We saw what transpired in the greatest battle in all of comic-dom with Superman vs Doomsday, which gave us an idea of same-universe battles between beings with end-of-the- spectrum power. For example, is Superman stronger than Thor? How about the Man of Steel vs. the gamma-irradiated green machine known as the Incredible Hulk? Well lets find out about the latter. Superman vs the Incredible Hulk 3. You wouldn't like me angry... 4. When nuclear physicist Dr. Bruce Banner turns into the Incredible Hulk, it is widely acknowledged that there isnt a stronger humanoid creature in the Marvel universe although there might be some competition for that moniker from an Infinity Gem-enabled Drax the Destroyer. But Hulk, nonetheless, is the antihero most singularly presented as unstoppable. Not only is his baseline strength immense enough to prove insurmountably troublesome for Thor the God of Thunder, but the Hulk actually gets significantly stronger as he gets angrier. This was made no more apparent than in the World War Hulk storyline, when Hulk reached untold anger levels. Some of his legendary feats have included being able to pick up Thors mystic hammer Mjolnir which has an Odinforce enchantment that forbids anyone but Thor or the worthy from picking it up. The Hulks strength has reached such levels that it was able to break the powerful magic that bound the hammer. In his bout with the apocalyptic Onslaught, the Phoenix Force pushed the Hulk to the highest levels of anger by separating his human side from the gamma, which enabled him to cause a rupture in the mind-beast's otherwise impenetrable armor. In another storyline, the Incredible Hulk held a billion-ton mountain aloft to keep it from falling on the Avengers and innocents. Comparably, he also held together the both sides of a drifting continent in order to save the inhabitants. With feats such as these, a Hulk Superman encounter would be terrifying, indeed. Who's physically stronger? 55% Hulk 45% Superman 679 people have voted in this poll. 5. Hulk's Rage vs Superman's Power 6. If you know anything about the Incredible Hulk, it's that his already monstrous baseline strength increases as he gets angrier. Therefore, in a Hulk vs Superman bout, the stakes become greater as the battle wears on against the tireless ultra-monster. Fans of Hulk maintain that he will become angry enough to surpass Superman in strength if the battle wages on for too long. It's a very good point, and it forces Kal to strategize instead of choosing simply to pummel his opponent into submission. But does Superman have a natural answer for Hulk's increasing rage and strength? Yes, he does. Superman has almost boundless super-speed and is far faster than the very quick Hulk. In an effort to always be mindful of the lives of innocents around, Clark constantly holds his true power in check - he's also worried about destroying the Earth! We can look to Supes first trying to get the battle to a remote island or region, the same way he did against the Kryptonian super-soldier Doomsday, when he picked him up and slammed him far into a distant mountain range at several hundred miles per hour. So perhaps it is Hulk that should be worried about ending the fight before Superman decides to take it elsewhere, to a place where the Man of Steel can feel comfortable unleashing his true power. Regardless, Superman can always add to his baseline strength by using his super-speed to drastically increase his power. Against most enemies, he throws punches at a normal pace; but, against a raging Hulk, he can ratchet up his power for each level Hulk reaches, given that Superman's capable of near-light velocities. It can be argued that no matter how angry Hulk gets, Superman always has an answer in the power department. Even though he must remain conscious of the setting sun, his reserves are truly vast and twilight by no means signals the end of the bout. Superman Hulk Comparison Is Superman's Power Enough to Counteract Hulk's Rage? 34% No 54% Yes 12% We'll just have to see, won't we!? 109 people have voted in this poll. 7. The Hulk's healing factor and incredible durability In addition to his world-bending strength, the Hulk has astounding physical attributes like a healing factor and unbelievable stamina. In fact, he has more than a healing factor: he can regenerate limbs and complex body parts like eyes and organs. The only other beings in the Marvel universe who rival this ability to recover (from what would be devastating injuries to other heroes) are Deadpool and Wolverine. Because you get tired as a result of lactic acid poisons building up in your body after vigorous exertion, the Hulk is immune to fatigue, which makes a Superman versus Hulk battle much more intriguing than merely one mega-strong creature against another. It might take a long time, but without the sun, the Man of Steel can actually tire. The question is whether or not he'd be able to end the battle before that happens, given his otherworldly offensive - 8. and defensive, in fact - weapons. Truly, this bout between super-powered titans is one of the handful of superhero battles to top all battles. Effectively, the Hulk's incredible healing factor makes his endurance virtually incalculable he may be able to exert himself at full capacity for weeks on end. The only way to realistically get him tired would be to pit him against another immensely powerful being, such that the Hulk has to exert himself at terrific levels just to engage the being; this wouldnt give his healing factor enough time to dump the toxins and he would slowly wear down over time. In a Hulk versus Superman bout, would Kal-El's nuclear holocaust heat vision be just the thing that's needed? It would be one heckuva fight. If Earth was under attack, who would you want on your side? 35% The Incredible Hulk 65% Superman 460 people have voted in this poll. How long can he keep this up.... In addition to his world-bending strength, the Hulk has astounding physical attributes like a healing factor and unbelievable stamina. In fact, he has more than a healing factor: he can regenerate limbs and complex body parts like eyes and organs. The only other beings in the Marvel universe who rival this ability to recover (from what would be devastating injuries to other heroes) are Deadpool and Wolverine. 9. Because normal humans get tired as a result of lactic acid poisons building up in your body after vigorous exertion, the Hulk is immune to getting tired. Effectively, his incredible healing factor makes his endurance virtually incalculable he may be able to exert himself at full capacity for weeks on end; except there arent too many beings that could sustain the kind of damage he could render for that long. The only way to realistically get him tired would be to pit him against another immensely powerful being, such that Hulk has to exert himself at terrific levels just to engage the being; this wouldnt give his healing factor enough time to dump the toxins and he would slowly wear down over time. In a superhero battle with an excessively quick opponent like Superman, the damage may mount faster than Hulk could heal. 10. The Hulk shoots energy beams? People dont usually think of the Hulk as having any projectile abilities; however, he does have a thunderclap move that is more devastating than even the energy beams of some lesser characters. Using his immense strength, the Hulk can clap his hands in front of him and thereby ravage the air in front of an opponent, resulting in a concussive blast of significant force. He can also slam the ground in front of him to cause a forward-driving fissure and earthquake. Despite his bulk, he is very fast though he doesnt move at a velocity one would consider to be superspeed. This poses a bit of a problem in a Hulk Superman encounter; to a charged and motivated Man of Tomorrow, the Incredible Hulk would appear to be moving in molasses. In fact, the Hulk may be able to take almost everything superman could throw at him (for awhile at least), but this lack of speed may very well make it an extremely one-sided bout. Supes is very, very fast. And with his great strength, amplified by his speed to even greater power (a weak punch at high speed generates a lot of power; how about a very strong punch at high speed?!), Hulk had better be in top form and angry as hell. 11. Do you think Hulk hits harder than Doomsday? 19% No. Regardless of how angry Hulk is. 39% Yes. Hulk Smash! 11% About the same. 31% Depends on Hulk's mental state. 281 people have voted in this poll. 12. Superman - too powerful even for the Hulk? 13. How about Superman? DCs representative superhero has strength levels that take a backseat to few characters and none that are humanoid. To find beings as strong or stronger than Superman Man of Steel, you have to go up the chain of command to celestial entities. His quickness is surpassed only by the Flash and just barely. He has all manner of distance attacks, from his lethal heat vision, to his freeze-breath and gale-force winds. Presumably, he is strong enough by far to execute a thunderclap using his hands, or create a directional earthquake by striking the ground with his hands. Of course, with his vaunted heat vision, he already has a distance attack extraordinaire - it's capable of razing a battlefield full of metahumans, or reducing a forest to a blazing inferno too hot to approach. He can fly with the best of them, and circle the earth in minutes without unduly taxing his vast reserves of energy. He heals fast with the aid of the sun, but far more significant than the moderate healing factor the Man of Steel possesses, is his outright invulnerability. Superman takes direct hits from nuclear strikes and only misses a beat for his troubles. Against the Incredible Hulk, he simply has too many weapons to be beaten although it might take him a whole day to put down the green machine because of the latters regenerative abilities. More importantly, the battle doesnt even have to happen unless Clark wants it to given that Banner can only jump very high and far, compared to Kal-Els powers of interstellar and atmospheric flight. The Incredible Hulk's best chance against the Man of Steel might be to try and fight him at night, so he can at least rob Superman of his solar energy-inspired regenerative healing abilities. It would still be tricky, because Kal can still fly and up over the horizon at night to meet the sun and perform the Kryptonian version of a "systems reboot." Hulk would have to cause so much damage that the mountain-mover becomes too wasted to fly - and that would be a mighty feat, indeed - as well as a first. There's little doubt that Hulk would make one heckuva impression on Superman - the green machine is mega-strong, very durable, and regenerates even better than the Wolverine. The biggest problem for Superman when fighting the Incredible Hulk is the latter's regenerative abilities and seemingly limitless powers of exertion. As long as the sun shines, Kal can probably match or surpass one or both of these, but the fall of darkness should represent a tolling bell - Hulk can keep this up all night whereas Superman relies on solar energy. Thus, the Man of Steel has something slightly north of 14 hours to put down Mr. Gamma Ray if they start the fight at dawn. Otherwise, he might want to consider flying away... The problems for the Hulk may be insurmountable when facing the Kryptonian. I've always felt that no opponent, no matter how strong or durable (within "reason"; if such a thing can be applied to 14. fiction) can stand against a motivated and unleashed Superman without possessing superspeed or ultra-fast reflexes. Hulk, to put it mildly, is too slow for Clark in a battle that takes into account all their powers. This is a huge problem for someone with so much strength; and even if we take their respective strengths to be equal or close, the power added by superspeed puts Kal-El clearly over the top. The heat vision is another problem, because it represents an extremely powerful distance attack - although I doubt it could put Hulk down, it'll give him something to think about. Every physicist knows that if you really want to break something - even resilient material like fire- proof glass, etc., you apply heat and then quickly douse it with cold. Perhaps heat vision followed by an ice-storm would start to tax the Incredible Hulk's healing factor, enough for superspeed and superstrength to start wearing Hulk down faster than he could recover. Something to think about.... Verdict: the Incredible Hulk can probably hit Superman harder than anyone not named Doomsday ever hasbut Superman can probably take the punch. Superman might want to avoid THIS Hulk! World Breaker Hulk - wow!! 15. World War Hulk Definitely Wants to Avoid Superman Prime! Superman Prime Again 16. Superman lived in the sun for a million years after Lois died. And emerged a god. Who do you think wins a fight between Superman and Hulk? 16% Hulk 53% Superman 31% World War Hulk (most enraged version ever) 441 people have voted in this poll. 17. Hulk versus Superman - Hulk's Anger This is the pivotal ability of the green gamma monster. Because Hulk's strength is tied to his emotional state, it is often regarded as incalculable - the angrier he gets, the greater his strength. Fans of the Hulk Superman fight scenario often tout this as the one major advantage he has against the Kryptonian: Superman's strength, while it is extremely high, is presumably maxed out in the presence of the sun (although in fact, that isn't quite true; the closer he gets to the sun, the stronger he becomes). Additionally, it is a well-known fact in the realm of fiction that superman always holds back when fighting supervillains - especially when inside a planetary atmosphere. Unchecked, the sheer power he commands is apparently enough to ravage a planet. For an earth-bound battle, though, you can assume Clark's lofty strength is capped. 18. Thus, would Supes be able to end Hulk's existence - and yes, Superman does kill, so that argument goes out the window - before the Hulk got angry enough to perhaps challenge his limits? Although intriguing, there's a philosophical/biological problem with this logic: just how angry can...</p>