By any measure, the Hulk is not only one of the most loved, but also one of the most powerful superheroes in Marvel comics. Bruce Banner, the character’s namesake, was designed by Stan Lee as well as Jack Kirby in 1962. He became the Hulk after being exposed to very dangerous gamma radiation. Since then, the Green Giant has appeared in countless issues, animated shows, television series, and several feature films, both alone and in tandem with the Avengers.
The Hulk has many forms, but do you know which one is the strongest? Without a doubt, this is the Hulk the Destroyer of Worlds. In this article, we will talk in detail about the Destroyer of Worlds Hulk. We will talk about where he came from, what gave him his abilities and what he achieved. So let’s not hesitate and let’s get started.
First, let’s do a quick recap of the World War Hulk saga which explains how the Hulk evolved into the world-destroying Hulk.
World Destroyer Hulk Origins
The Hulk, who would become known as the Destroyer of Worlds, debuted in the World War Hulk comic book series. It all started in the “Planet Hulk” arc, which took place before the events of World War Hulk, when the Illuminati felt that the green giant was a serious danger to humanity. Professor X, Iron Man, Namor, Black Bolt and Doctor Strange are just some of the heroes that make up the Illuminati. They have gathered behind closed doors to discuss preventive measures they can take in advance to avert potentially catastrophic consequences.
The Hulk was a big problem for them and one of the problems they had to deal with. Despite the fact that Banner was an indispensable colleague and close companion for many of them. The Hulk was a real danger, and on several occasions it was difficult to rein him in. He has killed thousands of people and is capable of doing it again. And it is not surprising if at the same time he destroys at least a few cities.
All the efforts of the Illuminati, including arguing with Bruce, calling for his meditation, violent actions with him, and even isolating him, were fruitless. The Illuminati abandoned him and sent him into space with a message of good luck, hoping that he could solve his problems elsewhere.
Hulk in Sakaar
The Hulk’s spaceship was launched into space, but a monster knocked him out of the way and he eventually crash-landed on the planet Sakaar. As a civilization reminiscent of the Gladiator genre, Sakaar provided the Green Monster with free property.
Just a joke! He was indeed coerced into fighting in the arena by the Red King, the despotic dictator of the Sakaar continent. And then, like in Thor: Ragnarok, he rushes into battle. Over time, the Hulk gathers a group of soldiers to help him overthrow the Red King. They eventually succeed and the Hulk takes over Sakaar. Eventually, he marries Cayera and the couple start a family.
Tragic events befell the Hulk after he found solace on Sakaar. His future wife and their children, as well as everyone else in the world, perished when the spaceship’s warp core exploded. Due to this incident, the Hulk absorbed all of the planet’s energy, especially the Old Power that flowed through the planet, which Caiera could use to increase her powers. This excited the Hulk like never before.
Trip back to earth
The Hulk then swore revenge on Earth’s most powerful superheroes by holding them responsible for the deaths of his loved ones and the destruction of the world in which he had at least found peace. This is the essence of the plot of World War Hulk. First, the Hulk tries to find Charles Xavier, who was not present at the choice to send him off the planet. Professor Xavier informs the green giant that he too would agree with the original judgment.
Banner then takes over and destroys several squads of X-Men, however, upon learning of M-Day, he leaves, reasoning that Xavier has suffered enough. He then travels to Manhattan where he destroys Stark Tower after defeating several superheroes including the Mighty Avengers, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Doc Samson, Storm, Black Panther, and Iron Man. The fight continues as he defeats more characters.
This is just part of the chaos he caused when he arrived on the planet. It’s also important to remember that Namor voted against the Hulk’s evacuation from Earth, as he knew the avenger would return for payback. As a consequence, he was spared the Hulk’s rage.
How strong is the destroyer of worlds Hulk
The Destroyer of Worlds has extraordinary catastrophic power, including the ability to trample and cause earthquakes over entire countries and worlds. Because he accumulates and emits the radiation he received just by existing, he can be a killer without even moving. The destruction of the World was so powerful that it physically shook the Earth’s core without even realizing it.
Even a mere glimpse of the Fantastic Four or the Avengers was enough to shake the world, and we’ve witnessed that influence manifest when he met them. The World Destroyer Hulk was more formidable than all of his other variants combined, and with his still alive and enhanced brain, he represented the most formidable Hulk the Marvel Universe had ever seen. When the Incredible Hulk finally returned home, he found that a storm of destructive radiation had swept through the city, destroying everything in its path.
The Hulk’s rage causes him to unleash so much energy that the ground shakes all the way from Connecticut to Massachusetts to New York with every step he takes. He yelled his anger and rage at the superheroes, begging them to stop him before he destroyed the planet. Iron Man summons anti-gamma beams placed in space that stop the Hulk’s rampage, which has already been going on for quite some time. This eventually leads to Bruce Banner being apprehended. Now (Banner) is in a catatonic state, imprisoned three miles below the surface of the Earth.
In his world-destroying form, Banner was easily able to defeat the strongest being in the Marvel Universe. Yes! I’m talking to none other than Sentry. Despite Robert Reynolds knocking out Bruce with one punch, Banner was able to return to his Worldbreaker state and save Rick Jones. As with the other explosions, Banner assimilated them and sent them back to Fin Fang Foom. He nearly destroyed the world in the Dark Dimension and knocked out Jan Walters, so it was clear he was worthy of his nickname.
He made everyone on the knee, from Iron Man to Ghost Rider, and even the most powerful Dr. Stevan Strange. While all of his fury and strength has not been put to the ultimate test, there seems to be no weapon or person that can match the wrath of the world-destroying Hulk.