Jennifer Walters is a talented lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner, the Hulk. After being shot by a mobster and seriously injured, she was saved by a blood transfusion from Bruce, and his gamma-irradiated blood mutated Jennifer into the Sensational She-Hulk, kicking off her adventuring career.
Jen wasn't as strong as her cousin, but she maintained her intelligence as She-Hulk, soon learning to control her transformations and even embracing her green form. Throughout the years, Jen fought for justice in court and on the streets, developing great rivalries and friendships, and growing to become a respected leader. She worked for the District Attorney and also fought crime as a member of countless teams, namely the World-famous Avengers and Fantastic Four.
During a recent confrontation with Thanos, She-Hulk took a missile to the chest and was critically injured by the Mad Titan, needing immediate medical assistance. She managed to recover, but the stress from her fight with Thanos added to the loss of her cousin caused Jen to transform into her savage Grey Hulk persona. After therapy, she managed to go back to being green, but when a Celestial imbued Jen with an additional dose of gamma radiation, it affected Jen's transformation, making her bulkier and "savage" once more. She has since rejoined the Avengers as "Hulk" and has become accustomed to her bulkier form.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Early Life
- 1.2 Blood Transfusion
- 1.3 Savage She-Hulk
- 1.4 Secret Wars and FF
- 1.5 Farewell to the FF
- 1.6 Avenger once more
- 1.7 GLK&H
- 1.8 Superhuman Registration Act
- 1.9 S.P.I.N.
- 1.10 Bounty Hunter
- 1.11 Secret Invasion
- 1.12 Last Days with Jazinda
- 1.13 All-New Savage She-Hulk
- 1.14 Red Hulk Saga
- 1.15 Fearsome Four
- 1.16 Avengers vs. X-Men
- 1.17 New Teams
- 1.18 The Color Grey
- 1.19 The Final Host
- 1.20 Empyre
- 1.21 Winter Hulk
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Paraphernalia
- 5 Notes
- 6 Trivia
- 7 See Also
- 8 Links and References
Jennifer Sue Walters was born in Los Angeles, California to Sheriff Morris Walters and Elaine Banner Walters. Also the cousin of Bruce Banner, Jen would spend hours in the public library reading books with him and sometimes even hiding at closing time to spend the night there, in order to help Bruce escape from his father's abuse.
When she was younger, Jen wanted to become a dancer, something which her father didn't approve of. One day, while her mother was driving with some friends to see one of her recitals, she was hit by a car and killed, an event that further distanced Jen from her father. Turning her attention to school, Jen was accepted at Harvard University and also attended UCLA, where she got her law degree summa com laude.
While working as a lawyer in Los Angeles, Jen was visited by her cousin Bruce, who she hadn't seen in years. He revealed to her that he had become the Hulk, and Jen invited him home so they could talk about it. On the way there, agents of Nicholas Trask, the crime boss who had killed Jen's mother years before, shot and seriously wounded her. She had been defending a gangster who had been double-crossed by Trask, and she had spread the rumor that she had evidence to incriminate Trask, which led to his retaliation. Bruce fended off the attackers and then broke into a doctor's office to treat her. Realizing Jennifer was going to die, Bruce gave her a transfusion of his own blood as there were no other supplies available.
Jen died, but, thanks to the transfusion, she was thrown into the Below-Place, where she was able to enter the metaphysical Green Door and come back to life. After she stabilized, he had her admitted to a local hospital. However, this came to the attention of the police, who considered Bruce a suspect in Jennifer's attack, and Bruce changed into the Hulk to flee. Meanwhile, Trask's thugs attempted a second hit on Jennifer, causing the gamma radiation particles in the transfused blood to activate, turning her skin green and increasing her size to well over six feet. Dubbed "She-Hulk" by one of the goons, Jen trapped them for the police to find. With the emergency over, she reverted to her normal size and strength, successfully keeping her identity secret. From then on, She-Hulk would handle whatever Jennifer Walters could not.
Trask tried to kill Jen again, but mistook her for her best friend Jill and ended up killing her instead. To protect Jen, however, the public was led to believe that she had truly died, and She-Hulk was reported as the killer. Enraged, Jen went after Trask in her She-Hulk form, but Trask had kidnapped her father and convinced him to face the monster that had "killed" his daughter using his advanced weaponry. During the fight, however, She-Hulk noticed that the weapon her father was using was rigged to explode to kill them both (all part of Trask's plan), so she threw him aside before it exploded, saving him from certain death.
As Jen's survival was made public, Trask constructed a massive earth-boring device called the "Silver Serpent". He planned to drain Roxxon Oil dry, allowing him to buy out the company. She-Hulk investigated and discovered the machine, but, during the fight, the drill malfunctioned and continued to go deep into the Earth with Trask inside, resulting in his demise.
Even with Trask gone, Jen's life didn't exactly slow down, but she also found some happiness, namely in her relationships with Richard Rory, Zapper, and also with her father, once he learned of her She-Hulk identity.
Secret Wars and FF
After her brief solo career (during which she met Hellcat), Jen grew comfortable with her Hulk form. When she was asked by Janet Van Dyne to join the Avengers, she gladly accepted and the two became great friends. With this new job as a super-hero, she quit being a lawyer.
As part of the team, she met and had a one-night-stand with Starfox. Later, she was transported to Battleworld by the Beyonder, where she took part in the first Secret Wars, most notable to Jen for her first confrontation with the newly empowered Titania.
Being with the Fantastic Four proved even more rewarding than expected when Jen met the FF's old ally Wyatt Wingfoot and the two began dating. It wasn't all pleasantries though. When Jen visited the Microverse, she was separated from the others and forced to work on the old Mines of Nuvidia, where she was given no food nor water. There, she met Queen Pearla, an old ally of the FF, and discovered that Psycho-Man had conquered her kingdom using his armor and his emotion ray to spread fear among Pearla's forces and defeat them. She-Hulk had also been affected, hence her inability to fight back against her captors, but after seeing Pearla in danger she embraced her courage once more and fought an entire battalion to take her to safety. By the time they reunited with Reed and Susan, they'd already defeated Psycho-Man.
Upon returning from the Microverse, She-Hulk had to prevent a radiation leak in a downed S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. This radiation exposure apparently mutated her to the point that she could not transform back into her original human form. In reality, however, she simply didn't want to revert to Jennifer Walters, and Reed lied to her at the suggestion of Doc Samson.
With no human form to switch to, She-Hulk gave up on her secret identity and started presenting herself as "Jennifer Walters". Around this time, she and Wyatt also followed different paths.
Farewell to the FF
She-Hulk left the Fantastic Four after the return of the Thing and rejoined the Avengers following the Masters of Evil's attack on the mansion. During this tenure with the team, She-Hulk and the other members were influenced by Doctor Druid and his lover, Nebula, to appoint him chairman of the team. After Druid and Nebula were lost in space-time, She-Hulk and the two remaining members disbanded the team for a time.
After opposing the Mutant Registration Act before the Supreme Court and battling Titania again, Jen returned to the Avengers when Captain America revamped the team. However, She-Hulk would be absent for long periods of time, in part, because she had also joined the staff of District Attorney Blake Tower. There, she met Louise Mason, formerly the superheroine Blonde Phantom, and she discovered that Mason had convinced Tower into hiring She-Hulk so that Mason could star in a comic book again and thus avoid dying of old age.
In spite of all the people counting on her, She-Hulk's solo adventures continued. Not only did she get engaged to Wyatt before parting ways once more, she also found herself in space fighting Xemnu and was even briefly transformed into a "She-Xemnu", before being saved by Al the alien. To return home, Al and his friend U.S. gave her a flying '59 Dodge capable of flying her to Earth.
Eager to go back to being a lawyer, Jen prioritized her work above all else once she got home. Unfortunately, her super-hero life got in the way when the defense counsel argued that it influenced the jury in her favor, and Blake Tower, realizing the power of this argument in future cases, had to let She-Hulk go. With her new friend leaving the D.A.'s office, Louise Mason also decided to quit and help Jen set up her new practice.
Jen had a small detour with Howard the Duck, during which she traveled to the Baloney-verse with him and ended up reverting to her human form and briefly transforming into a savage grey version of herself. Upon returning to her usual green self, Jen finally got her first client as an independent worker. She spent some time working with Mason alone, but before long, Tower asked that she returned for a case only she could handle. After taking care of the unusual case with Louise, the two were reinstated at the office as if they'd never left.
The Christmas season that followed marked the reunion of Jen and Wyatt, as the two rekindled their romance and started dating again.
Shortly after, She-Hulk was imprisoned in space and attempted an Ovoid mind switch with Louise to call for help, but the gamma radiation in her bloodstream interfered with the change, causing her and Louise to trade physical stature and powers instead. Nonetheless, Louise realized something was wrong with She-Hulk and went to her rescue, succeeding in bringing her friend to safety. After reuniting, however, they were informed that the radiation prevented them from switching back, meaning they were both stuck in their new forms.
When they asked Reed Richards for help, he was initially unable to aid with the situation, but, after remembering his own experience with the Ovoid mind switch, he realized the problem was that Louise was unconsciously unwilling to give up her new form. While stuck in her short new body, Jennifer was attacked by Titania, who wanted revenge for their last confrontations. As Titania was beating Jennifer hard, Louise was surprised when Morris interrupted a live show to tell her he loved the way she used to be. The news reverted the switch and both women got back to their original bodies, just in time for Jennifer to turn her fight around and defeat Titania.
Back in her body, Jen was attacked by the robot War Zone, and he exposed her to a toxin that would gradually remove her powers until she'd turn into plain old Jen Walters again. Desperate to prevent this from happening, she sought the help of Zapper (now an accomplished hematologist), but, when she got to LA, she saw herself battling the Rumbler and, in her weakened state, she was killed.
Zapper managed to revive She-Hulk with an infusion of gamma rays, but Zapper's father-in-law, Hector DeVasquez, who was also responsible for the War Zone robot, tempered with the procedure, hoping it would kill Jennifer and make Zapper forget about her and only worry about his wife. Unlike he expected, however, Jennifer survived and was turned into a more muscular and savage form. Going on a rampage, She-Hulk attracted the attention of her cousin, who came to calm her down, but DeVasquez stroke one more time and tried to overload her with radiation. It had surprising results again as Jen's body wasn't able to contain all the radiation, making her revert to her human form as she had feared all along. Luckily, with Bruce in town, Zapper simply recreated the original procedure that had given Jen her powers and therefore the status quo was restored.
While away from the Avengers, She-Hulk joined the short-lived Fantastic Force, had a team-up with Doc Samson and left the D.A.'s office to become a private partner for Heroes for Hire, dating Luke Cage for some time.
Avenger once more
She eventually rejoined the Avengers after their return from Counter-Earth, but soon became inactive and briefly joined the Defenders at the request of Hellcat. After this stint, she became a full-time member of Earth's Mightiest Heroes once more and was part of the team when they were recognized by the U.N. as a sovereign nation. Around this time, she also rejoined the D.A.'s office.
One of their first missions after this historical event led them to South Dakota, where a mysterious red cloud started killing people in a matter of seconds upon contact. Despite some conflicts with the U.S. military, She-Hulk and the rest of the team, with the exception of the immune Jack of Hearts, donned protective suits and ventured into the red cloud to solve the mystery. There, they discovered a secret government lab and realized the cloud was an American bio-weapon. While investigating further, She-Hulk used her super strength to open a blast door that revealed a battalion of AIM soldiers locked behind it. Upon realizing who their saviors were, the battalion opened fire on the Avengers. She-Hulk protected Wanda, the Scarlet Witch, but her protective suit was compromised. Jack of Hearts tried to get her out of the cloud to save her life, but unintentionally absorbed her gamma radiation and made her revert to her human form, further complicating her situation.
The accumulated stress made Jen lose control of her powers and unleash her savage personality. She injured several Avengers and went berserk in Bone, Idaho, virtually destroying the whole town. With Jen's fear and rage at an all-time high, the assembled Avengers couldn't stop her. Only the Hulk himself was able to slow her down until Jack of Hearts was used his powers to balance her gamma levels and help her regain control over her savage side.
She-Hulk remained with the team, but her guilt over all the destruction she'd caused led her to adopt a more laid-back persona and also made her occasionally revert back to her human form during her sleep. Her new bohemian life eventually led the Avengers to politely ask that she move out of the Avengers Mansion. In addition to that, she was again accused of influencing the jury in her favor in one of her cases, causing Tower to let her go one more time. As she tried to drink to forget, she was visited by Holden Holliway, who hired her as a lawyer for the Superhuman Law division of the New York firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway, under the condition that it would be Jennifer Walters working for them, not She-Hulk. To prevent people from hurting her in her human form, Scarlet Witch cast a spell that rendered anyone intending to harm She-Hulk incapable of recognizing her as Jennifer Walters.
Jen wasn't very confident at first, but after a successful case, she realized that some of the things She-Hulk couldn't handle, Jennifer Walters could. Not happy with her presence was Mallory Book, who immediately started a rivalry with Jen, eventually leading Book to lose her first case due to Jennifer's intervention. On a different case, Jen helped sue J. Jonah Jameson. During his trial, she reencountered his son John Jameson III, and the two began dating.
Jennifer was later invited to join the Living Tribunal's Magistrati and act as his voice by arbitrating cases across time and space. Encouraged by Holden Holliway, Jennifer accepted and, in one of her first cases, she was sent to Skardon to free the world from the Champion's rule. Jen trained intensively and increased her strength to unprecedented levels, successfully defeating the Champion and freeing the Skards. Returning home, she found it difficult to control her new might, so she asked Reed for help, and he made her a modified version of John Jameson's Jupiter Suit to help her keep control.
She wore the Jupiter Suit for some time, until she felt she didn't need it anymore, but her worst fear came true when Scarlet Witch went temporarily insane and used her magic to cause Jen to lose control again. This time, she nearly killed Captain America and tore the Vision in half with her bare hands.
Although she had been manipulated, She-Hulk was devastated at her part in the Vision's death, and the destruction of the town of Bone, Idaho during the Red Zone incident was still weighing on her consciousness. Ashamed, She-Hulk quit the Avengers to focus solely on her law career.
With all this trauma, Jen saw herself unable to turn back into the She-Hulk and, with the offices of GLK&H being rebuilt after having been destroyed by Titania, Jen decided to do some rebuilding of her own, by lending a hand in Bone, Idaho. During this time, Samson designed the Gamma-Charger, a device that allowed Jennifer to change into the She-Hulk despite the mental blocks she'd developed.
The first case upon her return involved some time-travel shenanigans, which led to Jen's attempt at changing the past to prevent Clint Barton (the Avenger Hawkeye) from dying. Jen tried to give him a note warning him of the circumstances leading up to his death, but she failed as he was transported back to his time. Nonetheless, Jen was arrested by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) for trying to change the past and was threatened to be wiped out from existence.
She went to trial, and her defense tried to prove that she was a unique individual whose deletion would pose a threat to the space-time continuum. The prosecution, however, was upset with how the trial was unfolding and took Jen a couple of years into the future to show her a glimpse of the Reckoning War, which had been caused by her own actions. With this newfound knowledge, Jen initially accepted being deleted, but, after being told that the world wouldn't end and that, despite the hard times, she'd still inspire people to be better, she changed her mind and was instead sentenced to look after another TVA prisoner.
Superhuman Registration Act
At the beginning of the first superhuman Civil War, Doctor Strange removed the spell that Wanda had cast on Jennifer, because it had become the source of her transformation problems. Once again able to change forms at will, She-Hulk supported the Superhuman Registration Act, despite continuing to defend masked heroes and their interests in court. Amidst all this, Jen and John Jameson precipitously eloped in Las Vegas.
As the news of their marriage spread, Jen and John received a delivery of wedding gifts, but this was all a ruse by Alistaire Smythe to transform John back into the Man-Wolf and prevent any Jameson from ever being happy. After being shot by a silver bullet, John transformed into the Star-God and regained control over his actions, but he told Jennifer he wouldn't change back to his human form unless she did too. With this new issue and Jen learning that Starfox had used his powers to make her love John, Jen decided it was best to seek an annulment.
After that, Jen was plucked out of time and space by the Living Tribunal to defend her entire reality against its replacement by an "Ultimate Universe". In a timeless location, Jen had an epic discourse to defend its continued existence and she succeeded in saving all its inhabitants from erasure.
For a short time, the Registration Act was used to force Jennifer into being an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and work alongside the Hulkbusters, while her cousin Bruce was missing. During this time, fought the Abomination, a Wendigo, and also Zzzax.
Eventually, She-Hulk discovered that Tony Stark, Reed Richards and a few others had secretly decided to send the Hulk into space to permanently exile him, which explained the lack of recent Hulk sightings. She confronted Stark, leading to a fight where she compared him to Doctor Doom. Jennifer had the upper hand, but Tony injected her with S.P.I.N. Tech, which inhibited her powers and knocked her out while turning her back into her human form.
After Jen was dropped in Jersey by Stark, the young genius Amadeus Cho sought her assistance in evading capture. He temporarily restored her powers, so she could fight Doc Samson, who had been sent by Reed to apprehend Cho, and, in the end, he offered to restore her powers permanently if she helped him face Stark, but she preferred to fight him on the court. Later Tony Stark temporarily restored her powers so she could help evacuate New York City. She tried to convince the Hulk to stop his attack, but she was defeated and held captive with the other heroes at Madison Square Garden, which the Hulk had converted into a gladiatorial arena.
After the Hulk was defeated, Stark turned her powers back off. Jennifer then regained her powers after having the nanites in her system removed by Reed Richards, using a device designed to let people from Earth A have their atoms aligned with their superpowered Earth-616 counterparts.
At this point, Mallory Book (who had never forgiven Jen for costing her a case and bringing all sorts of chaos into her life) had secretly become Chairperson of Fourth Wall Enterprises (FEW), a company that sought to destroy She-Hulk and remake her in their image. To that end, Book feigned a desire to settle past differences with Jen and asked her to defend Arthur Moore (the criminal Dark Art). Jen accepted and got him acquitted under the claim that all the evidence against him had been acquired illegally. As his belongings were being returned to him, Moore showed Jen visions of him murdering children, prompting Jen to publicly attack him and tell the reporters what he'd shown her. Since he was still protected by attorney-client privilege, Jen was disbarred, and, to make matters worse, the visions were later revealed to be a ruse, as all the children were found alive.
Leaving her life as a lawyer and superhero behind, Jennifer started working freelance for Freeman Bonding Inc as a bail enforcement agent (a bounty hunter). In this endeavor, she was joined by the daughter of the Super-Skrull Kl'rt, Jazinda, and the two grew to become good friends.
After a successful mission in capturing Rocky Davis, the cousin of Carl Creel (the Absorbing Man), She-Hulk went for a drink at a bar where she was approached by Bran Murphy, a stranger who charmed her before detonating a bomb in a building across the street. She-Hulk and Jazinda tracked the bomber to Cleveland, Ohio and found him acting as a bodyguard for Arthur Moore, who had a restraining order against She-Hulk. Jen found herself arrested for a while, but she was quickly released from jail with all the charges dropped, after Moore was murdered and the D.A.'s office needed her help. She soon learned that a giant-sized Bran Murphy was being chased through the city of Cleveland by an enraged Hercules, who was a wanted man at the time. She-Hulk learned that Murphy had been playing host for Bran the Blessed, but, with Hercules' help, she was able to stop him and free Murphy of the possession. She-Hulk then broke her personal vow to refrain from playing 'sexual pinball' by sleeping with Hercules.
When Jazinda told Jennifer that Skrulls were hiding on Earth and that an invasion was imminent, the two began tracking Nogor the Talisman, a Skrull representing the Skrull Gods and who Jazinda had felt the presence of, as all Skrulls could.
This investigation led them to Detroit, Michigan, where the Skrull, disguised as Longshot, was traveling with the mutant Armando Muñoz, who was unaware that his companion was a Skrull. Jazinda and Jennifer both tried to apprehend Nogor, but Armando, and later X-Factor intervened. Jennifer incapacitated Monet St. Croix and Strong Guy, but Madrox managed to effectively slow her down by creating hundreds of dupes to hold her off.
While She-Hulk was being kept busy, Monet located "Longshot" and Darwin, telepathically scanning "Longshot" and finding nothing to suggest he might be a Skrull, though Darwin's powers revealed him as one moments later. With the secret out, She-Hulk and Jazinda teamed up with X-Factor to fight the exposed Nogor, who was trying to recruit Darwin to the Skrulls side. While Nogor was distracted by Darwin, She-Hulk was then able to throw a decisive blow, which gave Jazinda a chance to place a device on him to nullify his powers.
The two of them wanted to use Nogor to try and stop the Skrulls, but were unsure of who to trust on Earth. After freeing some humans from a small Skrull ship, they were met by Jazinda's father, Kl'rt, who had tracked Jazinda to kill her for betraying the Empire. Jen jumped to her friend's defense, keeping Kl'rt away from her, but Nogor got free and also attacked Jazinda.
After Jennifer was temporarily blinded by Kl'rt, the Super-Skrull killed his daughter, but, after hearing She-Hulk's words about his son and the grief associated with his loss, he decided to prevent Nogor from removing the Gem from Jazinda and, instead, leave her with She-Hulk so she could return to life.
Last Days with Jazinda
After Jazinda's recovery, Mallory Book tried to get Jennifer to betray Jaz by reinstating her as a lawyer, but, as Mallory was showing Jennifer around the office, Jaz contacted her telepathically to tell her she had been caught by the government. Jazinda warned her that someone might come to interrogate her and asked that she pretend she didn't know she was a skrull, but Jennifer ignored her warnings and rescued her with the assistance of her all-female team, the Lady Liberators.
After this, Mallory, understanding the importance of friendship, finally forgave Jen and told her she'd make it so Jennifer wouldn't have to answer before her actions. After bidding farewell, she called an emergency meeting at FEW and canceled all the She-Hulk plans. Shortly after, however, Jazinda was apprehended by S.W.O.R.D. in their efforts to rid Earth of all aliens.
All-New Savage She-Hulk
When A.R.M.O.R. detected an incursion from Earth-8009 and was attacked by a red-haired She-Hulk, Lyra, coming from that reality, they asked for Jennifer's assistance in dealing with the threat. The two green-skinned women fought, but their confrontation was interrupted by the Sentry, who threw Jen from Manhattan to New Jersey and paved the way for Lyra to be captured by Norman Osborn and his Avengers. After getting payback on the Sentry, Jennifer was informed by A.R.M.O.R. that Lyla wasn't actualy a threat and was just misguided. She came to Lyla's rescue and the two were teleported away by A.R.M.O.R.. With the pair safe from Osborn, Lyla cleared all misunderstanding, and Director Little Sky gave her a place among the ranks of A.R.M.O.R. in exchange for some of Osborn's secrets that her AI companion, Boudicca, had stolen.
Red Hulk Saga
Jennifer tasked Ben Urich to discover the identity of the Red Hulk. While She-Hulk went M.I.A. following a battle between the Hulk and the Red Hulk, a Red She-Hulk appeared claiming Jennifer Walters was dead. It was later shown in a flashback that Red She-Hulk prevented Jennifer Walters from escaping from AIM custody. During this battle, Red She-Hulk brutally beat Jennifer and snapped her neck with a cable. Though the Red She-Hulk claimed she didn't know her own strength and questioned Doc Samson whether it was the real She-Hulk or a Life-Model Decoy, to which Samson answered "You're here to follow orders, not to ask questions". Lyra later infiltrated the Intelligencia, where she found Jennifer in stasis. After the defeat of the Intelligencia, Jennifer took Lyra to live with her in New York.
During the Serpent's War, Jen formed a team called the Fearsome Four with Howard the Duck, Frankenstein's Monster, and Nighthawk to stop the Man-Thing who found himself driven to uncontrollable rage, caused by the immense levels of fear generated by the Serpent's hammer-wielders across the globe.
Facing various alternate universe heroes and the Psycho-Man, brought to Earth by the Man-Thing's connection to the Nexus of All Realities, the four were eventually able to confront their own fears and calm the Man-Thing, bringing an end to his rampage and saving the world before going their separate ways.
During a charity event, Jennifer spotted the newly-rebuilt Vision and promptly sought to make amends with him due to her being driven to her primal Hulk state and tearing him in half as part of one of the times Wanda lost her grip on her sanity and control of her powers. They had a brief conversation, where she expressed her regret for what happened, and Vision forgave her. She then told him not to get mad at Wanda before leaving.
Shortly after, she sided with the Avengers in the conflict against the X-Men and was sent to keep an eye on the Jean Grey School together with Moon Knight and Falcon after some of the school's teachers decided to join Cyclops. A fight soon broke out as Frenzy goaded Moon Knight. Jennifer seriously injured some kids who tried to attacked her which led to the rest of the school's faculty attacking them as well.
When the original Fantastic Four planned a trip through time and space, they decided to call four replacements just in case something would happen. The Thing's replacement was Jen, and the four original members indeed got lost in their adventure.
After the disbandment of her previous teams, Jennifer encountered Singularity, just before the two were attacked by Antimatter, who had pursued Singularity from orbit. Queen Medusa then arrived with a large force of Inhumans and placed handcuffs on Singularity, planning to turn her over to Antimatter.
After Antimatter killed an Inhuman, however, Medusa was convinced that delivering Singularity to it was not the best approach, and the three women engaged Antimatter in combat, quickly finding themselves outmatched. Hoping to buy themselves some time, Medusa utilized a piece of prototype Inhuman technology to teleport Antimatter near the Moon and the trio was then teleported by Singularity to Japan, accidentally crashing the wedding of Nico Minoru's cousin. They quickly explained the situation to Nico as Antimatter arrived once more, only to be temporarily banished by the magic of the Staff of One.
The rest of the women demanded that Singularity explain what was happening and what she knew about Antimatter. As Singularity told them about her time in Battleworld, Captain Marvel called them to discuss a plan to use Singularity as bait and lure the pursuing entity into being bombarded with light particles in order to find its weakness. Hearing this, Singularity told them she knew exactly who could help them, so they traveled to Miami to meet Alison Blaire (the former X-Man known as Dazzler).
After another attack by Antimatter, Singularity transported all of them to the Alpha Flight Low-Orbit Space Station. There was a brief pause in the action before the team changed into space suits to fight Antimatter outside the space station. During the fight, Alison was hit by an energy blast, which killed her when it depressurized her spacesuit. Back on the station, Singularity blamed herself for being talked into staying behind and teleported to the Blue Area of the Moon alone, in order to confront Antimatter once and for all.
She-Hulk, Minoru, and Captain Marvel soon came to reinforce Singularity, while Medusa placed a bomb inside Antimatter. When the bomb exploded, a revived Alison teleported in and whisked Singularity away just in time. After some discussion about who the team leader should be, they traveled to Astoria, Oregon, to fight the mysterious shape-shifter known as the Countess. While there, the team, now going by A-Force, encountered Alison's displaced Thor counterpart, who was fighting the Countess before their arrival. They decided to join the battle, but the Countess disappeared. Unbeknownst to them, she was actually lurking in the shadows and soon took control of Nico's mind to betray her teammates.
Knowing that Nico was their only chance of defeating the Countess and realizing that she was already pushing her powers to the limit, She-Hulk devised a plan to separate her from Nico and allow them to sneak behind her back to rescue her. The operation went according to plan and, thanks to Dazzler Thor's sacrifice, Nico was able to defeat the Countess. After this, She-Hulk was officially declared the team leader.
The Color Grey
A-Force formed part of a group of heroes that intercepted the Mad Titan Thanos when he assaulted the Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. Facility in search for a Cosmic Cube. The heroes were initially at an advantage, since they had become aware of Thanos' attack before it happened due to a vision from the Inhuman pre-cog Ulysses Cain.
Thanos was defeated, but not before he managed to kill War Machine and critically injured She-Hulk after the heroes had lost their initial edge. Awakening in a hospital bed to find Tony Stark arguing with Carol Danvers, Jen was outraged that Stark believed they shouldn't have used Ulysses' powers and urged Carol to fight for what she believed in before dying of a heart attack.
Ulysses' vision became a source of discord in the superhuman community, erupting in the second superhuman Civil War. Sent to the Below-Place, where she was traumatized by an encounter with Brian Banner, Jen resurrected to the news that Hawkeye had killed Bruce Banner based on one of Ulysses' visions, and had been acquitted on trial. With her cousin's death and with her body still recovering, Jen dropped out of her superhero life and became a lawyer again. However, the stress from these events would occasionally cause Jen to uncontrollably transform into her Grey Hulk persona, who had a substantial increase in muscle mass, but a decrease in mental acuity.
At her new firm, Bradley was appointed as her assistant and, as soon as she got to the office, she was notified she had her first client, Maise Brewn, waiting for her. Maise was also recovering from trauma and was being evicted by her landlord, Mr. Tick, so Jennifer agreed to help her. Despite Jennifer's effort, Maise grew impatient and summoned a Fear Golem that killed Mr. Tick, a couple of cops, and even tried to kill Jen, but she transformed into her new Grey Hulk persona and defeated the golem, ultimately stopping Maise from committing suicide. In the end, Maise was arrested for reckless endangerment.
Later, Jennifer was watching a live baking video on the internet when a baker named Oliver turned into a Hulk-like creature on camera. Jennifer hulked out to stop said monster, nearly killing him if not for the intervention of Hellcat, who had recently become her closest friend.
After fighting the new Thor and having to face yet another hulk-level monster (this time, part of one of the Leader's plan), Jen decided to meet Florida Mayer, a best-selling author of many self-help books that had been trying to help Jen since her accident. During the session, Flo gave Jen a special pill to help her find herself and, suddenly, Jen began experiencing its effects, appearing to have become a giant floating head. After confronting her Hulk persona and Thanos in her subconscious, she regained a body and encountered Bruce, having to finally confront all her fear, rage, and insecurity. When she woke up, after saying goodbye to her cousin, she had torn Flo's room apart and was back to being green She-Hulk.
The Final Host
When the Final Host of Dark Celestials attacked the Earth, they infected all normal Celestials with the Horde and tossed them at the planet. Jennifer happened to be near the site where Eson the Searcher made landfall and the godly giant telepathically drew her to seek her help.
The Celestial imbued Jen with an additional dose of gamma radiation, increasing the power levels of her hulked-out self. The power-up affected Jen's transformation, making her bulkier and "savage" once more. While assisting the Celestials, the Jen crossed paths with a group of heroes that became the reformed Avengers following the Dark Celestials' defeat.
During this time, Jen started going by "Hulk" and became romantically infatuated with Thor Odinson. The beginning of their relationship was rocky at first, with Jen initially believing that Thor had no interest in her normal self and only desired the Hulk, but she realized that wasn't true after they had a heart-to-heart conversation and kissed.
With time, Walters realized she was more comfortable in her bulkier Hulk form than she had been with her previous ones, having grown increasingly angry with how others had not always taken her seriously due to her attractive appearance.
After the Avengers received a call from the Blue Area of the Moon, they went to investigate it only to meet Swordsman and Quoi of the Cotati. While warning the heroes about the coming of the United Alliance, Swordsman directed the Hulk to a hidden place in their garden and one of the Cotati mages used the tendrils of the ultra-strong centaurian ironwood to restrain her. This allowed the Swordsman to kill her and infest her as a sleeper agent, to infiltrate Earth's heroes.
During the Empyre invasion on Earth, when the Thing, Invisible Woman, and Mantis tried to convince Quoi to give up his vendetta against non-plant based beings, the Cotati-possessing Hulk revealed itself and attacked them.
Jennifer, however, was able to return to life due to the Leader, who had figured out a way to control the Green Door. She burned the Cotati out of her system after hearing Ben Grimm state that she was still family and he wouldn't quit on her, just like she wouldn't on others. She then joined the fight against the Cotati in Wakanda, where the combined forces of Earth and Alliance finally defeated them.
As if the last months hadn't been hard enough on Jen, the Avengers discovered that the Winter Guard was planning to capture her. Knowing Russia was also planning something in Atlantis, Jennifer allowed herself to be taken, hoping to learn more about it from the inside.
The Winter Guard took her to Russia and conducted a mock trial where she was deemed guilty for her part in the destruction of Moscow sometime before. She was then placed in a "mind oven", where she was subjected to torture and high doses of radiation in an attempt to mind wash her into a weapon. Her mental defenses proved much higher than anticipated, and, with the Avengers coming to rescue her, the Winter Guard had to accelerate the procedure. As expected, things went wrong and Jen broke free, smashing Avengers and Winter Guard alike.
When the battle was over, Jen was nowhere to be seen, and the Avengers found all the members of the Winter Guard either dead or in grave condition. Unbeknownst to them, Red Widow had severed her arm to escape and had already reported to her bosses that, despite the losses, the "Winter Hulk" had been deployed with success.
As anticipated, Jen was eventually deployed to Atlantis, where she was supposed to engage Namor in a fight, while Red Widow planted a bomb that would kill 98% of the population of the submerged city. Jennifer would then be deemed guilty, and Russia's part in it would never be known. Thanks to Jennifer's control over her Hulk persona, however, she was able to fight her mind washing and call her Avengers teammates before dealing with Red Widow herself.
Jen's personality has changed over the decades: originally ill-tempered and violent, she later became a fun-loving, kind, empathetic, yet still feisty woman who frequently uses humor when fighting. Walters has made it clear that she prefers not to kill those she fights, especially if her enemies have already been rendered unable to fight. Walters is also known for charitable works related to her own mistakes and actions, such as the disaster relief organization she aided after almost destroying a small town in her savage form.
Walters is known as an idealistic lawyer, that has been known for championing the rights of minorities and the rights of individuals against corporations. Walters' beliefs have sometimes led to difficulties regarding her stance on unjust laws such as the Superhuman Registration Act, and her cousin's exile to space by those she was unable to seek a lawful resolution from.
Jennifer has at times become dependent upon her powers, viewing her She-Hulk form as being better and more true to who she is, and wants to be, than that of Jennifer Walters, and opting to remain transformed as much as she can. This insistence of remaining as She-Hulk has caused problems in her relationships at times, such as with John Jameson, who preferred her to stay as Jen. She has also developed mental blocks due to stress and trauma at times which have stopped her from being able to transform into She-Hulk.
Despite usually confident about her beauty and looks, Jen appreciates the additional strength and freedom of her bulkier forms. After her Celestial augmentation, she even claimed to prefer her more muscular and savage form, despite fearing she could lose control of her power.
Powers and Abilities
Gamma Mutate Physiology: As a result of a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, AKA the Hulk, Jen Walters was imbued with the power of the One Below All and became a gamma mutate with abilities similar to her cousin's.
- Physical Transformation: Jennifer Walters is able to alter her physical form into a female version of the Hulk. In her standard She-Hulk form, Walters' skin and hair turn green, as she grows several inches and gains a considerable amount of body mass. Unlike her cousin, the Hulk, or rather certain Hulk incarnations, Jennifer usually retains her full intelligence and personality in her She-Hulk form. This is not true for all her incarnations, namely Savage Grey She-Hulk, Grey Hulk, and all the times her gamma-ray levels were disturbed.
- Superhuman Strength: In her She-Hulk form, Jennifer Walters possesses immense super strength, being able to lift over 100 tons. Currently, her strength is so great she nearly matches the Immortal Hulk.
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Durability: In addition to her strength, She-Hulk possesses a high degree of resistance to injury. Her skin is capable of withstanding tremendous pressures, temperatures from -190 F to 3,000 F, and she's capable of withstanding direct hits by field-artillery cannon shells.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: She-Hulk's body possesses high resistance to injury and pain, and her highly efficient physiology renders her immune to most Earthly diseases.
- Gamma Radiation/Energy Manipulation and Emission: Whilst not as particularly skilled as the original Hulk, Jen Walters has an underlying capacity to absorb, control and project gamma radiation similarly to her cousin, having once absorbed excess gamma energy charged with incredible amounts of magical power in order to reinitiate her Hulk form. After her exposure to Eson the Searcher's cosmic energy, Jen was imbued with an additional dose of gamma radiation, making her generate enough energy to incite severe burns upon physical contact. In order to better temper these newfound skill, Black Panther fashioned a Wakandan warsuit that Jennifer uses to better control her energy discharges.
- Gamma Shockwave: Following her Celestial augmentation, when sufficiently enraged, Jen is capable of unleashing omnidirectional blasts of Gamma energy - creating explosions powerful enough to level city blocks.
- Gamma Breath: Thanks to the Wakandan warsuit, Jennifer can also channel her Gamma Rays as a potent oral blast that can take out multiple targets in wide arcs, or blow up larger enemies in singular pulses.
- Gamma Spit: Less than an attack but a byproduct of her excess gamma radiation, Jen's salivation secretions have a highly acidic effect upon whatever they make contact with.
- Resurrective Immortality: As with the Hulk and other Gamma empowered beings, She-Hulk is immortal and cannot permanently die.
Law Degree: Jennifer attended UCLA School of Law and Harvard Law School. She has shown great versatility in her legal practice, representing criminal defendants, corporations, and even domestic violence victims.
In her She-Hulk form, Jennifer Walters possesses immense super strength, being able to lift over 100 tons. She was able to easily defeat the Champion of the Universe (while he wasn't using the Power Gem), effortlessly supported the Thing's maximum weight with a single arm, threw an arm-wrestling competition with Hercules to spare his feelings, and effortlessly manhandled a Thanos clone.
- She-Hulk's Vibranium Containment Suit: A bikini-like suit created by Black Panther for Jen to control her gamma emissions.
- Avengers Identicard, giving her "Full Security Clearance.
- Jupiter Suit.
Usual vehicles used by the team she is with.
- She-Hulk routinely breaks the "fourth wall".
- In her original She-Hulk form, Captain America (Sam Wilson) and Tony Stark considered her to be a Beta Level Threat.
- While going through sessions of psychoactive calisthenics to control her surge in gamma radiation levels, She-Hulk described herself as being an Omega Level threat.
- During her time as Hulk, Jen temporarily possessed the power of the Iron Fist and was empowered by the Phoenix.
- Much like Spider-Woman, She-Hulk was created primarily as a trademark effort. The popularity of the '70s "Incredible Hulk" TV series led to Marvel wanting to own the trademark to a female Hulk before someone else could do so and profit from it.
- A live-action motion picture for She-Hulk was planned in the late 1980s. Marvel Comics had been interested in producing the film for several years due to the prior success of its 1977 Incredible Hulk film. At the time Marvel Comics did not yet have the self-sustaining finances to generate big-budget films for their characters, so they often sought out outside financial backers for various projects. Marvel hired statuesque actress Brigitte Nielsen to pose for photos dressed in She-Hulk garb in order to give potential investors a visual idea of what can be done with the character. Nielsen had previously filmed a movie for Marvel Comics/MGM in 1985 ("Red Sonja") and they felt she was the best candidate for the role. Not finding success with U.S. investors, Marvel took the photos to pitch the idea overseas to find little interest there as well. Alas, the only real interest found were in comic book readers who discovered the photos printed in various magazines at the time.
- During the early stages of Marvel Graphic Novel: The Sensational She-Hulk #1 it was briefly considered to change She-Hulk's codename to "Bombshell".
- According to the "Baby's First Christmas 1960" ornament at her father's house in Sensational She-Hulk #36, Jen Walters was 31 years old at the time, which is a reference to the joke that started in Sensational She-Hulk #4: that she would forever be 31 as long as she starred in a comic book.
- She-Hulk has often taken part in the superhero poker games.
- Jennifer once used the Power Gem in her human form to defeat Titania.
- Walters knows American Sign Language.
- The Hulk had to fight the Champions while trying to get Jennifer to Cedar Sinai Hospital to have her appendix removed after it ruptured while they were stuck in traffic.
- Jennifer Walters' favorite drink is "Grape Nehi".
- Despite not being a member of the X-Men, Jennifer has performed the Fastball Special with Logan, Hercules, Patsy Walker, Laura Kinney and Robbie Reyes. She has also been thrown herself a couple of times, by The Thing and Medusa.
- She-Hulk was once merged with Black Widow, originating the Green Widow.
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