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Times Hulk Was Defeated In Over-The-Top Fashion

List RulesVote up the most shocking times the Hulk lost a fight.

Anyone who knows anything about any facet of the realm of comic book mythos knows one fact beyond any and all dispute: the Hulk is one of the baddest characters on the block. Most readers may not even remember times when Hulk was defeated. As one of the most recognizable faces in comics, Hulk stands among a very select cast of characters that for all intents and purposes, simply cannot be offed. In fact, one can very easily get squashed like a grape just for daring to try.

However, readers will come across rare instances when a villain (or fellow hero) manages to take down the Hulk. It should be noted that the Hulk has had many incarnations over the years, even alternate reality versions of the character, all with different power, intelligence and mortality levels. So, while it hasn’t happened often, there have been several times Hulk was defeated.

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    Hulk Vs. Wolverine

    In the alternate timeline story, What If... #31, Hulk fights a fellow X-Man, and not just any ol' X-Man: it's Wolverine. Wolverine claws at the Hulk in what becomes their first and last fight of the comic series. Marvel published What If  before the unraveling of the Comics Authority, so the artwork minimizes the gore - and yet the imagery remains pretty evocative.

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    Hulk Vs. The Red Menace

    Readers of Hulk #4 quickly learn about a new Hulk in town. A big, red, mean Hulk - mean enough that the green Hulk looks like a teddy bear in comparison. Red Hulk slays people and no one on Earth knows who he is. Soon enough, the Red and Green Hulks meet and things get messy fast.

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