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HULK (Android)

Classification: Terrestrial robot

Creator: Arcade

User/Possessors: Arcade

Base of Operations: Murderworld

First Appearance: X-Men I#124 (August, 1979)

 

Powers/Abilities/Functions: Arcade’s Hulk robot was extremely strong, although not superhumanly so. It was more dense than a typical robot, able to withstand several slashes from Wolverine’s claws, as well as super-strong punches from the Thing, and still function.

 

History:

((X-Men I#124) – Learning from a previous battle against Spider-Man, Arcade placed the Hulk robot together with a Magneto android inside Murderworld’s maintenance shaft to prevent any Murderworld captives from making their way down the shaft to Arcade’s control room. When Banshee and Wolverine busted into the maintenance tunnels, the Hulk and Magneto robots battled them. Cyclops soon blasted his way into the tunnels as well, followed shortly thereafter by Storm, who flooded the tunnels with water from the room she had been captured in, destroying the Hulk robot.

(Green Goblin#10) – After having rebuilt the Hulk robot, Arcade unleashed the Hulk robot against the heroic Green Goblin (Phil Urich) during Green Goblin’s capture in Murderworld. The Hulk robot then chased Green Goblin (and his ally, Ricko the Sicko) further into the illusory cave where they had attempted to take refuge.

(Thing II#2) – After Arcade constructed a "Murderland" island theme park of death, he released the Hulk robot into the section of "Murderland" called "Marvel Island of Misadventure," based on the comics published by Marvel Comics. Arriving as the Thing walked through the area, the Hulk robot fiercely battled the Thing as Arcade watched on. While Tony Stark managed to find himself a suit of Iron Man armor, Thing smashed the Hulk robot to pieces. With the savage Hulk robot destroyed, Arcade unleashed a small army of Hulk robot variants including a Mr. Fixit Hulk robot, a Maestro Hulk robot, and a smart Hulk robot.

(Thing II#3) – When Nighthawk and the Constrictor arrived to help the Thing battle the Hulk variant robots, the main savage Hulk robot (still talking, despite only being a robotic head) asked Nighthawk why he was attacking Hulk and commented that he thought "Bird-Boy was Hulk’s friend." Nighthawk quickly told the Hulk robot to shut up and continued fighting the variant Hulk robots. Tony Stark soon managed to locate several Thing variant robots and unleashed them against the Hulk robots.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin.

Thanks to Madison Carter for noting that Wolverine came across a Hulk android that formed part of Reanimator's arsenal in Wolverine II#149. Could this be the same?

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Arcade’s Hulk robot has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Thing II#2, p19, pan2 (Hulk robot, main image)
X-Men I#124, p9, pan1 (Hulk robot, headshot)


Appearances:
X-Men I#124 (August, 1979) – Chris Claremont (writer, plot), John Byrne (plot, pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Green Goblin#10 (July, 1996) – Tom DeFalco (writer), Scott McDaniel (pencils), Derek Fisher (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thing II#2 (February, 2006) – Dan Slott (writer), Andrea DiVito (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thing II#3 (March, 2006) – Dan Slott (writer), Andrea DiVito (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 09/07/13

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