- A little tighter, Major, I still have some feeling left...
Appearing in "Return of the Beast Part 1"
- Leader (Samuel Sterns) (First appearance)
- Gargoyle (Yuri Topolov) (First appearance)
- Abomination (Emil Blonsky) (First appearance)
- Hulkbusters (First appearance)
- Gamma Cure
Synopsis for "Return of the Beast Part 1"
Major Glenn Talbot calls General Thunderbolt Ross at night to inform that Bruce Banner is stealing power for a hidden lab in the desert. Betty Ross, who woke up after having a nightmare about Bruce and Hulk, hears out and tells her father to leave Bruce alone. But Thunderbolt Ross believes that Banner is a menace to the world that must be stopped.
Meanwhile, Bruce is trying to cure himself in his lab and seconds away from finishing his experiment, Talbot cuts down the power supply, causing the experiment to fail. Bruce loses control and turns into the Hulk, who destroys the lab equipment and leaps away. Ross and his army are waiting for him near Gamma Base. Hulk battles against heavy artillery and is trapped in a super cell. Betty shows up when Hulk is breaking the prison and asks him to calm down so the army will stop harming him. Hulk listens to her and turns into Banner. Ross locks Banner in a Gamma Base and Banner requests to let him finish his experiment so the world can be rid of the Hulk.
Betty, who is also a scientist, uses a sample of Banner's blood to prove that the experiment can succeed. Ross gets the consent from the White House and Banner proceeds with his experiment. But the Leader, who is spying them with a microbot fly, needs the Hulk for his own purposes. So he sends the Abomination to kidnap Banner and abort the operation. The monster gets to the base through the sewer system, defeats the army and enters the lab where neither Ross, nor Talbot can stop him. Betty tries also and the monster grabs her threatening to hurt her. That causes Bruce to turn into the Hulk who pushes the Abomination outside of the lab. Ross grabs the Omega Laser, the most powerful weapon in the base, and fires, missing. The Leader orders the Abomination to retreat. The monster escapes the same way he came in through the smoke. Now, Ross aims the Omega Laser at the Hulk who stays still, staring at the General.
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- Grey Hulk makes cameo appearance in Bruce's flashbacks.
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