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Real Name
Elizabeth Ross
Current Alias




Thaddeus Ross (father), Karen Lee Ross (mother)


Base Of Operations
Avalon, Asteroid M


5' 6" (as Betty Ross), 6'7" (as She-Hulk)

110 lbs (50 kg) (as Betty Ross), 700 lbs (as She-Hulk)

Green, (as She-Hulk), Blue (as Betty Ross)

Green, (Dark) (as She-Hulk), Brown (as Betty Ross)

Greenas She-Hulk


Marital Status

adventurer, scientist


Place of Birth

First appearance




Betty Ross was born the daughter of colonel Thaddeus Ross and his wife Karen. Her father loved her but became overprotective after his wife died in a mugging. Betty became engrossed in academics, and in her high school days befriended fellow introvert and academic named Bruce Banner.

Powers and Abilities


  • Physical Transformation: The total time of transformation falls anywhere between seconds to five minutes. As She-Hulk, Ross' skin, hair, and eyes all turn green. Her frame also gains another 9 inches in height and 560 lbs of muscle and bone tissue. Unlike the Hulk, much of Betty's gained muscle and bone mass is condensed and several times as dense as that of a human. As a result, though she is noticeably much larger than she is in her normal form, she looks much lighter than she actually is. Also unlike the Hulk, or rather certain Hulk incarnations, Betty retains her full intelligence and personality in her She-Hulk form. Most of the time, Ross is able to control her transformation, enabling her to change back and forth at will. Thus, her specialized adrenal gland is not as advanced as that of the Hulk. And while it can augment her abilities, she can still remain more in control than the Hulk.
  • Superhuman Strength: As She-Hulk, she is proportionally stronger than her Betty Ross form. This means that any extra strength gains as Betty Ross through intense physical training will be amplified, making her She-Hulk form that much stronger. As a result of her intense training, She-Hulk's strength currently surpasses the base strength levels of the Gray, Savage, and Professor incarnations of the Hulk, at least while they're in a calm emotional state. The uppermost limit of her potential remains unknown. However, it is known that she is able to lift in excess of 100 tons. It was also stated that when angry or in fear her strength increases, but not as much than that of Hulk.
  • Superhuman Leaping: She-Hulk's strength has extended into her highly developed leg muscles, enabling her to leap great distances or heights. She is capable of leaping to a height of over 1.5 miles and a distance of about 2.5 miles in a single bound. She achieves less heights and distances than that of the Hulk or Abomination due only to her smaller frame.
  • Superhuman Speed: Due, at least partially, to the great muscular strength and development of her leg muscles, she is capable of running and moving at speeds that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. She has been recorded running at speeds of about 300mph.
  • Superhuman Stamina: She-Hulk's highly advanced musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. She can exert herself at peak capacity for about 48 hours before fatigue begins to impair her performance.
  • Superhuman Durability: She-Hulk's body is highly resistant to all forms of conventional injury. Her skin is capable of withstanding extreme pressures, temperatures as high as 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as -195 degrees Fahrenheit, falls from great heights, field-artillery canon shells, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining any injury.
  • Superhuman Agility: She-Hulk's agility, balance and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite her body's extremely high resistance to injury, it is possible to injure her. However, she is capable of rapidly regenerating injuries that result in great tissue damage and blood loss within a matter of minutes. However, she is not capable of regenerating missing limbs or organs.
  • Immunity to All Diseases, Viruses, and Drugs: The She-Hulk is immune to drugs and all known Earth-based diseases and viruses, including AIDS due to her highly efficient metabolism. She can operate under intense conditions for extended periods of time due to her body not developing fatigue toxins quickly.
  • Adaptation to Hostile Habitats: There have been several instances in the past where She-Hulk has not only spent extended periods of time in oxygen-less outer space without suffocating, but has moved her mouth and spoken in these environments. The She-Hulk is capable to adapt to inhospitable environments whenever it is necessary for undetermined amounts of time.
  • Self Sustenance: The She-Hulk can survive on very little sustenance, but after the She-Hulk adapts to a hostile environment (like space) she no longer needs sustenance and does not need air, water, food, or sleep for an undetermined but extended amount of time.
  • Underwater Breathing: The She-Hulk has been on the ocean floor a number of times. She is able to breathe due to her body developing a gland which creates an oxygenated per-fluorocarbon emulsion which fills her lungs and equalizes the pressure. She is therefore able to breathe fluid and avoid decompression and nitrogen narcosis.
  • Immortality: For all intents and purposes the She-Hulk is immortal. Because of her healing factor that regenerates her cells, and the gamma energy she has absorbed that empowers her, the She-Hulk is immortal. As long as Betty is in her She-Hulk persona, her body, for all intents and purposes, ceases to age. However when Betty reverts to human form, her body may begin to age once again.
  • Gamma Radiation Manipulation/Emission: She-Hulk has the ability to absorb any form of gamma radiation directed at her or found in her surroundings. She-Hulk can focus her absorbed radiation into beams and can also generate pressure and shock-waves that duplicate an atomic explosion. She has the power to sense residual radiation in her environment. To use this facet of her powers, Betty runs the risk of depleting her gamma energy necessary to sustain the She-Hulk transformation. If Betty depletes her gamma reserves, then she will revert back into her human form until she is able to absorb enough ambient gamma radiation to trigger the transformation.
  • Flight: She-Hulk has also been shown to fly by using her gamma radiation to propel herself.


  • Expert Combatant: The She-Hulk is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained by Captain America and Gamora. Even in her Betty Ross form, she possesses sufficient skill in the martial arts to dispatch several would-be muggers much larger than she is. She is also highly trained in the use of weapons and battle tactics and strategies.
  • Gifted Scientist: Betty Ross is a brilliant scientist with extensive knowledge of human anatomy. She is also a highly rated expert in radiation and its effects on the human body.
  • Beauty: Physically, she is considered to be an extremely beautiful woman-supermodel status-despite her "different" appearance.

Strength level

Class 100+; Betty was originally capable of lifting in the region of 50 tons but currently is much stronger due to her training and such. Betty can currently lift in excess of 100 tons.


If Betty depletes her gamma reserves by using the energy in emission, then she will revert back into her human form until she is able to absorb enough ambient gamma radiation to trigger the transformation.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


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