Real Name: Ramon Morales
Occupation: Unrevealed (although Betty Ross
Banner remarked that Morales worked hard)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Betty Ross Banner
Enemies: Bruce Banner, Rick Jones
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#314
Powers/Abilities: Ramon Morales has no
superhuman powers or special abilities.
He carries a switchblade but is not an especially
Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Incredible Hulk II#314 (fb) - BTS) -
While the Hulk
was stuck in the Crossroads,
Betty Ross began a relationship with
Ramon Morales. The two moved in together.
(Incredible Hulk II#314) - Morales woke up one morning and found Betty already awake. When Morales asked Betty why she was up early, she was irked by his calling her "baby" and lost her temper at him but soon calmed down and apologized. Morales turned on the radio and Betty heard on the news that the Hulk, recently returned from the Crossroads, had been sighted.
(Incredible Hulk II#315 - BTS) - After learning that
Bruce Banner had returned, Betty left Morales to go find and reunited
with Bruce Banner.
(Incredible Hulk II#331) - Morales set out searching
for Betty, referring to himself as Betty's husband. He traced her
to a town near Gamma Base in New Mexico and stopped at a local police
station to ask if Betty had been seen. The sergeant manning the front
desk recognized Morales' photograph of Betty and directed him to the
nearby military base.
(Incredible Hulk II#332) - Morales showed up at Gamma Base and tried to gain entry. The guard refused to let Morales in and was incredulous when Morales referred to himself as Betty's husband, as Betty had recently married Bruce Banner. Morales tried to shove his way past the guard. When the guard resisted, Morales brandished a switchblade and challenged the guard to fight him without his gun. The guard obliged, easily thrashed Morales, and sent him away.
Undaunted, Morales placed a call to Gamma Base and
was put through to Betty. Betty was outraged at Morales having
contacted her, telling him emphatically that he was in her past and
that she never wanted to hear his voice again.
(Incredible Hulk II#333) - Morales dropped a note off
at Gamma Base for Betty, asking her to meet him at a bar in town,
Christie's, at 7 pm. Betty, feeling frustration towards Bruce
Banner for having willingly become the Hulk again after being
apparently cured, considered it. Morales waited at Christie's for
2 hours and was about to give up when Betty entered the bar.
(Incredible Hulk II#334) - Betty went to Morales's
hotel, where the two talked until 4 a.m. and Morales fell asleep.
Betty reflected on how Morales was there for her during a difficult
time in her life and worked hard to support her, and also thought about
the recent difficulties she'd had in her relationship with Bruce
Before long, Bruce Banner and Rick Jones located the pair at Morales's hotel. Bruce Banner arrived and forced his way past Morales into the room, expressing disappointment toward Betty. Morales told Banner to leave and then physically attacked him (over Betty's protest) when he refused. Rick Jones intervened and easily knocked Morales out.
(Incredible Hulk II#337) - Betty, who had been
when Banner had transformed into the Hulk while holding her in his
arms, was recuperating in a hospital. Betty and Morales
reestablished contact and Betty made arrangements to sneak out of the
hospital without checking out to make it more difficult for Banner to
locate her. Morales arrived and left the hospital with Betty.
(Incredible Hulk II#339) - Morales and Betty traveled
on, passing through Boulder Colorado and stopping at a hotel in
Denver. At the hotel, Betty complained of feeling sick (see
comments) and went to take a shower. After some time, Morales
grew frustrated at how long Betty was taking in the bathroom and after
she continually failed to respond, Morales broke down the door. To his
surprise, Betty was gone, having left the hotel through an open window.
Comments: Created by John Byrne and Bob Wiacek
The reason for Betty's sickness in Incredible Hulk
II#339 was that she was pregnant (by Bruce Banner, not Ramon).
Profile by Stunner.
Ramon Morales has no known connections to:
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Incredible Hulk II#333, p22, pan2 (main)
Incredible Hulk II#331, p14, pan5 (headshot)
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