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Lieutenant Thaddeus Ross was a member of the US government who formed the Hulkbuster Unit along with Samuel Sterns. Ross and Sterns set out to capture the Hulk, a.k.a. Bruce Banner, the man who was in love with Ross's daughter Betty. Later on, Ross was exposed to gamma radiation and became the Red Hulk, but was eventually cured. When Franklin Hall became director of SHIELD, he injected Ross (against his will) with the same super soldier serum that created the Hulk, and then had his hair dyed and his facial hair shaved off so he could be the Dark Hulk on the Dark Avengers. Unlike Ross, who just wants to do what he thinks best for his country, Red Hulk just wants to mindlessly destroy everything in sight.

Powers & Abilities

  • Super Strength - In his Red Hulk form, Ross had the strength of the Hulk, but unlike the real Hulk, Ross's strength was at a set level, as the Hulk's strength increased with anger.
  • Invulnerability - In his Red Hulk form, Ross has indestructible skin like the Hulk.
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