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Benny Tibbets, was a soldier with unresolved mother issues. He was a Private First Class. He, along with a platoon of soldiers, were exposed to a gamma bomb explosion by General Ryker, who wished to test its effects on humans. Tibbets was the sole survivor. He was transformed into a Hulk-like creature with superhuman strength. The only differences were that Flux looked more misshapen, his forehead and joints significantly more pronounced, and his transformation was more erratic, parts of him sometimes transforming while the rest of him remained human. Convinced by General Ryker that Banner was responsible for his condition, and had sold gamma technology to the Iraqis, Benny was sent after the Hulk, but the fight proved one-sided and Banner was able to talk Benny down. Benny underwent psychiatric evaluation thanks to Doc Samson, but he was subsequently recaptured and broken by Ryker. Regressed to a child-like mentality and vocabulary, Flux was once again pitted against the Hulk, but the fight ended when General Ross forced Ryker to stand down. Without Ryker's commands, Flux stopped fighting and broke down, reverting to Benny as he wept for his mommy.[1]

Incredible Hulk Vol 2 17

Tibbets as Flux

Recently, Flux was revealed to be in A.I.M.'s custody, who experimented on him. However, he was killed by Grey of the Gamma Corps during a raid mission on the A.I.M. base.[2]

Powers

  • Gamma Radiation Physiology: Like the Hulk, Flux is also a gamma creature.
  • Transformation: Under normal circumstances Tibbets can transform into his superpowered form at will but under stress he can transform involuntarily.
    • Superhuman Strength: As Flux Tibbets has vast superhuman strength capable of hurting opponents like Doc Samson and Hulk[3] but unlike him he is unable to become stronger as he becomes angrier. It is unknown whether he has the ability to jump vast distances like the Hulk.
    • Superhuman Stamina
    • Superhuman Durability: While transformed Tibbets is extremely resistant to all forms of damage, bullets simply bounce off his skin and he can survive blows from opponents like the Hulk.

Abilities

  • Military Training

Strength level

Class 50[4]

Weaknesses

  • Unstable Transformation: His body is constantly changing from human to hulk, his constant transforming has caused psychological instability.
  • Oedipus Complex: Because of his toxic relationship with his mother he gets really nervous around women, often resulting in accidental transformations.


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