Brian Banner – Brian Banner is the son of Bruce Banner I, the brother of Elaine and Susan Banner, the husband of Rebecca Banner, the father of Bruce Banner, and the uncle of Jennifer Walters. Abusive to Bruce and Rebecca, he murdered her in front of him. He was killed by Bruce in a self-defense accident but returned as a vengeful ghost.
Rebecca Banner – Bruce Banner's mother who helped raise and protect him from his abusive father Brian Banner. She was eventually killed by Brian in front of Bruce.
Wife and children
Betty Ross Banner – The daughter of Thunderbolt Ross and Bruce Banner's most enduring love interest, later his wife. Deceased due to poisoning by the Abomination, later revealed to be cryogenically preserved and transformed by the Leader and M.O.D.O.K. into Red She-Hulk.
Skaar – The first son of the Hulk and Caiera. Their first encounter was hostile since Skaar felt Hulk had deserted him on Sakaar, when Hulk was avenging his planet and family during World War Hulk.
Hiro-Kala – He is the younger son of the Hulk and Caiera and the twin brother of Skaar.
Lyra – Daughter of the Hulk and Thundra. Lyra was raised in the 23rd Century by Femizons, battling men. She was conceived artificially by Thundra stealing Hulk's DNA during a fight, the time-displaced Lyra now lives with her aunt, Jennifer.
Scorpion – Carmilla Black, born Thasanee Rappaccini, is the daughter of Scientist Supreme of the worldwide terrorist network A.I.M., Monica Rappaccini and Bruce Banner from their romantic relationship in college. Peter David, who wrote Carmilla's appearances in Hulk, made suggestions that Bruce Banner may be her biological father, and this was further alluded to in Hulk Family #1 (Feb. 2009).
She-Hulk – Jennifer Walters is the daughter of Morris Walters and Elaine Banner-Walters, and the cousin of Bruce Banner. When she was critically wounded, Bruce Banner gave her an emergency blood transfusion that transformed her into the heroic She-Hulk.
Elaine Banner-Walters – Elaine Banner is the sister of Brian Banner, Bruce Banner's first Aunt, Morris Walters's wife, and the mother of Jennifer Walters. Since her husband was the Sheriff of the Los Angeles Police Force, he became a threat to Nicholas Trask. Trask wanted Morris killed and planned out a murder by smashing into him in his car and make it look like a drunk-driving crash, but his plan back-fired because Elaine had been the one driving to see Jennifer's dance recital with two of her friends. Deceased.
Susan Drake-Banner – Susan Banner is the sister of Brian Banner, and Bruce Banner and Jennifer Walter's aunt. After Rebecca's death at the hands of her brother, Bruce was placed into her care.
Angela Lipscombe – An old romantic flame from Bruce's college days. Many years later, she would have a brief relationship with Doc Samson. Studied neuro-psychiatry in graduate school and holds a doctorate in applied medical research. It was Doctor Lipscombe who correctly deduced that Banner's merged persona was in fact merely another hidden alter. First appearance The Incredible Hulk vol. 3 #12 (2000).
Amadeus Cho – The seventh smartest person on Earth. After being tragically orphaned, Cho was saved by and quickly befriended the Hulk. He valiantly advocated on the Hulk's behalf during the World War Hulk saga, believing the Hulk to be a truly benevolent soul.
April Sommers – Bruce's New York landlady when he embarked on a bright new chapter in his life. She was presented as a possible romantic interest, but the shadow of the Hulk once again got in the way of his happiness. First appearance The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #208 (1977).
Avengers – The Hulk very briefly was a Founding Member of the original team. His unstable personality made it impossible for him to remain a member. He fared somewhat better years later in the Defenders.
Bereet – An alien artist and filmmaker from the planet Krylor, and brief love interest of Bruce Banner, with technology enabling her to turn her movies into reality.
Cary St. Lawrence – Originally an army colonel pursuing the Hulk, but eventually came to understand and sympathise with him.
Charlene McGowan – The transgender head scientist of Shadow Base.
Crackajack Jackson – A friendly wanderer, and the father of Hammer. Deceased.
Doc Samson – The Hulk's occasional psychiatrist. An ethical gamma-powered strongman with a working knowledge of nuclear biology, and excellent, quick-thinking, fighting skills.
Doctor Strange – The greatest sorcerer on Earth, and leader of the Defenders. He had an almost fatherly relationship with the rampaging Hulk, and sometimes let the latter live in his mansion. The two have had a falling out following the Illuminati's launching of the Hulk into space.
Falcon – Sam Wilson. He has defended the Hulk on a few occasions due to the Hulk's comforting his nephew, Jim Wilson, during his last moments alive, and financing a medical fund to honour the latter's memory.
Hercules – An Olympian God who's fought with the Hulk on many occasions. After an incident where Hercules and his Champions attempted to stop the Hulk from what they thought was another one of his rampages (but was actually him trying to bring his cousin to the hospital), Hercules vowed to make reparations. They've become allies since then and consider each other friends.
Fred Sloan – A long-haired musician who befriended the Hulk years ago. First appearance The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #231 (1979) He interviewed several people regarding The Hulk and eventually published a book Hulk Encounter: A Survivor's Story that was very sympathetic to the jade giant.
Glorian – The reality-warping apprentice of the Shaper of Worlds has come on a collision course with the Hulk during the course of his lessons.
Jackie McGee – Jacqueline "Jackie" McGee is a reporter from the Arizona Herald who was working on a story on the reappearing Hulk.
Jarella – The queen of the planet K'ai and beloved of both the Hulk and Bruce Banner. Deceased due to saving a child from a falling building. She was The Hulks first true warrior queen consort and wife predating Caiera of Sakaar by many years. She was killed in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #205 (1976)
Jim Wilson – A friend of Bruce Banner and sometimes sidekick. He was the first character in mainstream comics to be HIV positive. Deceased due to AIDS.
Kate Waynesboro – Bruce Banner's lab assistant and love interest, revealed as an agent and spy for S.H.I.E.L.D., but genuine in her affection, and remaining a friend afterwards. She has appeared in World War Hulk Aftersmash: Warbound.
Kropotkin the Great - A crackpot charlatan ex-magician who once rented from landlady April Sommers when Banner rented his abandoned room. First appearance The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #214 (1977).
Mogol – An android constructed by Tyrannus to befriend the Hulk and enlist him as an ally, but unaware of his programming or artificial nature. Destroyed when Hulk found out and mistakenly thought that Mogol had intentionally betrayed him.
Outcasts – Creatures that were also mutated from gamma blast that Hulk was created.
Sentry – Robert Reynolds. He is capable of pacifying the Hulk via empathy and/or a form of radiation, greatly reducing his rage-fueled power in the process. Hulk even served as his partner for a short time.
Silver Surfer – A godlike cosmic wanderer of great compassion and spirituality. A fellow loner, recurrent ally and occasional confidant.
Spider-Man – A teenage superhero with spider powers. Spider-Man once told a joke to the Hulk, which made the Hulk revert to Bruce Banner while laughing.
Susan Jacobson – Susan Jacobson was a romantic interest for Bruce Banner while he was attending Desert State University in Navapo, New Mexico. The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #226 (1978) Many years after college, she was recruited as a central intelligence agent.
Thor – The Norse god of thunder. Former adversaries who put an end to their rivalry after teaming up to defeat the Red Hulk. They shook hands and even parted ways calling each other "friend".
Valkyrie – The greatest among Asgardian warrior-women, and a fellow Defender, who comforted the Hulk after Jarella's death.
Caiera, the Oldstrong – The Hulk's warrior queen, with an "oldstrong" heritage, granting her the ability to turn harder than stone and attain immense levels of physical strength. Deceased in the explosion that destroyed Sakaar.
Elloe Kaifi – Daughter of a high ranking Sakaaran official whom the Red King tries for treason.
Hiroim, the Shamed – A warrior-mystic "Shadow Priest" who was expelled from his order for the heresy of believing he could be the Sakaarson, the fabled savior of planet Sakaar. He inherited Caiera's mystic Oldstrong power after all other members of his race perished.
Korg – A stone man of the Kronan race with great superhuman strength, who once fought Thor.
Miek, the unhived – A meek insectoid who becomes king of his freed people before metamorphosing into a behemoth. Although he was part of the Warbound and considered himself a friend of the Hulk, he also allowed the death of the Hulk's wife and many others on Sakaar. He is currently imprisoned in the Negative Zone Prison.
No-Name of the Brood – Sole survivor of a pack of Brood warriors that landed on Planet Sakaar. Unlike most other members of her race she has the capacity for compassion.
Arch-E-5912 – A robot that aids Hulk in the fight against the Red King. Later piloted the ship that brought Hulk back to Earth. Self-destructed from a malfunction.
Weapon H - Clayton Cortez was an ex-military mercenary who was subjected to Weapon X's experiment that involved the injection of adamantium filled with the nanites reverse-engineered from Lady Deathstrike's nanites and the infusing of the DNA samples collected from Amadeus Cho's Hulk form and Old Man Logan as well as the genetic materials of Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth, and Warpath. The experiments gave him a Hulk/Wolverine appearance.
Abomination – Emil Blonsky. A gamma-spawned monstrous powerhouse. The Hulk's primary physical rival.
Absorbing Man – Crusher Creel. Able to magically "absorb"/duplicate the properties/powers of things/people he touches. He is also an enemy of She-Hulk and Thor.
Armageddon – Warlord of the star-spanning Troyjan empire, with power rivalling the Silver Surfer's. He holds a grudge against the Hulk for accidentally slaying his son Trauma.
Bi-Beast – A giant two-headed android living on a floating island in the sky, and containing the knowledge of the bird people that built it.
Blackbird/Jackdaw – The Leader's former second-in-command, who ultimately turned against him. She was later a member of the Femizons.
Boomerang – An Australian who gained skills with boomerangs and was recruited by a criminal organization the Secret Empire. He uses different types of boomerangs as weapons.
Collector – A billion year old being, who keeps himself active by scouring the Universe for unusual additions to his planetary collections of creatures and artifacts.
Glenn Talbot – Betty Ross' ex-husband, a military officer who tried to kill Bruce Banner and destroy the Hulk. Was the one who personally discovered the truth of Banner's Hulk condition from Rick Jones (who believed that Banner was dead at the time) and revealed it to his superiors. Deceased.
Glob – A shambling bog-monster, with high resistance to physical harm.
Halflife – Anthony Masterson, a gamma-irradiated power-leech. Dead during the day, and alive during the night. Deceased.
Hammer and Anvil – An embittered African-American and a white supremacist. Escaped convicts permanently shackled to each other by a chain granting them both great physical power, and bonding their life-forces together. Deceased.
Harpy – When Betty Ross was bombarded with radiation she was molded by MODOK into the villainous Harpy, a gamma form of pure jealousy and misanthropic rage.
Humanoids – The Leader's army of super-strong rubber-men, virtually immune to blunt impacts, shown to include the Hulk's fists or Thor's hammer, but they are comparatively easy to immobilize or destroy with energy-based attacks.
Leader – A gamma-irradiated genius with superhuman intelligence and mind-control abilities who is Hulk's intellectual rival.
Madman – The Leader's brother, a chaotic, distorted, and clever powerhouse.
Maestro – A barbaric and crafty future version of the Hulk. He is stated as twice as strong as the ‘merged’ incarnation, and is an experienced, ruthless and dishonourable combatant.
Man-Beast – A wolf evolved to the height of lupine potential. A super-strong malevolent schemer with great psychic powers.
Mercy – An enigmatic immortal with multiple powers, including shapeshifting, draining, teleportation, energy-projection, invisibility, astral projection, and self re-assembly. She considers herself on a mission of "mercy" to "help" those who wish to die but do not have the strength to commit suicide.
Metal Master – Hulk's first superhuman adversary. An alien conqueror with practically limitless ability to control all forms of metal.
Missing Link – A radioactive monster with immense strength, a childlike personality, and the ability to reform itself after being destroyed.
Mister Hyde – A savage, super-strong, dark mirror of the Hulk. The character is also known for primarily being an enemy to Thor.
MODOK – His name is an acronym for Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. He possesses vast offensive psionic powers and computing intelligence, and is the leader of A.I.M.
Moonstone – An utterly amoral criminal psychiatrist, with super-strength, force-blasts, intangibility, flight, and capable of quickly coercing mental breakdowns.
Night Flyer – The Night Flyer was a noted hit man and mercenary, later resurrected by the Corruptor as a clone tied to his glider tasked with hunting down The Hulk.
Nightmare – An immensely powerful dream demon, responsible for driving the Hulk mad and exiled many years ago; later caused the death of Hulk's first unborn child, and raped his wife Betty in her sleep; He also plagued Hulk with nightmarish reality-distortions, including the "Devil-Hulk" and the "Homebase" conspiracy.
Piecemeal – A monster engineered from an unwilling scientist, at the Red Skull's behest, mixing up the attributes of any super-beings it encounters.
Psyklop – A humanoid insect scientist-mystic, worshiping a race of elder gods and seeking to use the Hulk as a power-source to revive them. Deceased.
Puffball Collective – An alien group-mind that kept Hulk company during his exile to the crossroads dimension. Eventually revealed as an agent of the N'Garai.
Ravage – A gamma induced monster, created by Professor Geoffrey Crawford's attempts to cure himself of a crippling disease using his Matter Teleportation Device.
Red Hulk – General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross, transformed into the Red Hulk by the Leader and MODOK. He seems to start at a higher strength level than the Hulk but gets hotter as he gets angrier.
Red King – The despotic emperor of the planet Sakaar, dethroned by the Hulk and his Warbound.
Reginald Fortean – A U.S. Air Force General who was Thunderbolt Ross' former protégé. He is obsessed with seeking revenge on the Red Hulk (who he believes killed Ross) unaware that Red Hulk and Ross are one and the same person. He used a gun on Red Hulk that shot remote-activated micro-mines into Red Hulk's brain that would fry Red Hulk's brain when Red Hulk changes back. Reginald later fought Red She-Hulk. He has since taken command of Shadow Base, a black ops anti-Hulk military squad utterly determined at the destruction and study of the Hulk. After the failure of the Abomination/Rick Jones fusion Subject B, he fused himself with Subject B's husk, turning himself into a new monstrous version of Subject B.
Rhino – A rhinoceros-based villain with super strength, speed, and tough hide like a rhino. The character is also known as an adversary to Spider-Man.
Speedfreek – An assassin who wears powered armor granting him superhuman speed, durability and adamantium weaponry. Deceased.
Trauma – Prince of the Troyjans. An immensely strong warrior, with force-blasts capable of cutting through planets. Deceased.
Tyrannus – An ancient Roman would-be world conqueror, and long-time Hulk villain.
Umar – A vastly powerful, sadistic and hedonistic, immortal sorceress, and sister of the mystic entity Dormammu. She finds the Hulk attractive, and has tried to make him into her personal enforcer and sex slave.
Wendigo – A large cannibalistic monster from the Canadian North Woods.
Wildman – An unpredictable scrawny lunatic, in pink bunny slippers, who can temporarily 'borrow' the abilities of the main superheroes on Earth, but is limited to one at a time.
Xemnu the Living Titan – An alien with superhuman strength, and vast psionic powers, capable of engineering formidable genetic monstrosities.
Zzzax – Electricity-based villain/monster with superhuman strength and the ability to incinerate almost anything it touches. It gains intelligence by feeding on the minds of human beings.
Agent Pratt – A malicious calculating operative working for a secret government agency called Home Base. He has a genetic ability to regrow limbs upon death. Quotes Stephen Hawking and appears to be a genius.
Hulkbusters – Various incarnations of military units dedicated to putting the Hulk down.
Amphibion – Qnax. The sometimes ally, sometimes enemy, warrior champion of the planet Xantares, with great superhuman strength.
Pantheon – A pro-active organization of super-powered beings descended from the immortal Agamemnon and titled after the participants in the Trojan War.
Achilles (Helmut Halfling) – Agamemnon's super-strong right-hand man. Achilles is invulnerable except when he is close to low-level gamma radiation. He is killed in a battle with Ulysses (Charles). He is the son of Agamemnon.
Agamemnon (Vali Halfling) – Agamemnon is the immortal founder and leader of the Pantheon. He is the son of Loki and an unknown mortal woman. He is the father of Achilles. Turned weary, bored and immensely cynical from his millennia of existence, Cyclically builds and destroys civilizations as a personal hobby.
Ajax – An immensely strong childlike bruiser, and member of the Pantheon. Like the Hulk his power increases with his rage, and he has considered the latter as a friend in the past. Ajax must wear an exoskeleton to support his massive frame.
Andromeda – Andromeda has the ability to see the future. She is the mother of Delphi.
Atalanta – Atalanta uses a bow and arrows that are made of plasma energy.
Cassiopea – Cassiopea has the ability to absorb energy and return it in the form of concussive blasts. She is the daughter of Perseus.
Delphi – Delphi has the ability to see the future. She is the daughter of Andromeda and Jason.
Hector – Hector uses a mace made of plasma energy and has the ability to fly.
Jason – Jason the Renegade prefers to use guns as his weapon. He is the father of Delphi.
Paris (Nathan Taylor) – Paris is a manipulative prude with empathic abilities, and brief leader of the Pantheon, with grudges against both the Hulk and Ulysses.
Perseus (Scott Shannon) – Perseus uses an energy spear. He is killed by Madman. He is the father of Cassiopea.
Prometheus – Prometheus has a tracking sense that works over great distances, even across space.
Ulysses – The original Ulysses uses a plasma shield and sword. He is killed by Achilles.
Riot Squad – A superpowered unit of the Leader's henchmen, and citizens of his Arctic-based utopia, Freehold.
Ogress – A gamma infused female attorney named Diane Davids. Ogress was a creation of The Leader and later became a member of the Riot Squad. In the Incredible Hulk animated series, she served as a rival for both the Hulk and his cousin She-Hulk. She is voiced by Kathy Ireland.
Omnibus – The Leader's supergenius second in command, and briefly serving as a host for his spirit. Deceased.
Rock – A morphing boulder, capable of severely damaging even the Hulk. Former member of the Hulkbusters.
Redeemer – An armored living weapons arsenal. Former member of the Hulkbusters.
U-Foes – A Fantastic Four counterpart. They blame the Hulk for interrupting the experiment that granted them their powers.
Vector – Leader of the U-Foes
Iron Man – Bruce Banner's friend, who battles the Hulk with his Hulkbuster armor when necessary and tries to cure Bruce of the Hulk.
Namor the Sub-Mariner – Namor McKenzie. The proud imperial ruler of the world's oceans, and a grudging recurrent ally, but their respective hot tempers have created a strong rivalry and many confrontations over the years.
Sabra – A super-strong, combat expert, Israeli heroine, with a cloak emitting powerful 'energy-quills', who has recurrently come to blows with the Hulk due to misunderstandings.
Captain Barracuda – A modern-day pirate and enemy of Namor who Hulk fought one time.
Captain Cybor – A disfigured half-human Cyborg who captains the Andromeda in manic pursuit of the space monster that crippled him.
Captain Omen – Captain Omen was a foe of the Hulk. He was the leader of the Infra-Worlders. Originally, his main goal is to rule three-fourths of the world, the parts underwater. His hidden lair was later adopted by another sea pirate, Captain Barracuda.
Dogs of War – Giant green mutated gamma dogs that functioned as a testbed for mutation and deadly weapons of General Ryker
Dragonus – Wizard from Terragonia
Droog – Appears in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #188. A creature the Gremlin raised in the Bio-Genetic lab that looks like a monstrous orange triceratop like monster with four fingers. He is commonly used by the Gremlin to keep order amongst his troops. Despite its appearance, it seems to be quite intelligent, his manner of speech is that of poems. Hulk battles Droog, telling General Ross to take the others and get out of Bitterfrost (one of the Gremlin's bases) before it explodes (one of the few times Ross is hesitant to let the Hulk die). It is presumed that Droog died in the explosion.
Warlord Kaa – He appears in Incredible Hulk #184, but he and his race's true appearance was in Strange Tales #79. Leader of a parallel Earth shadow realm. When he reappeared, he was able to steal absorb Hulk's shadow unto himself and gain a physical form that afforded him an intangible state and Hulk's strength, battling him in the Oklahoma plains until they reached the grid. However, due to him being nothing but a shadow, when more lights from the electric grid were activated by pure chance, his body was dissolved to dust and, before he had a chance to get his mind out of the shadow, his body was turned to dust. He was able to survive, however, since he fought the Champions.
Klaatu – the space whale that is the fixation of Captain Cybor and the Andromeda's first mate Xeron the Star-Slayer.
Quintronic Man – A giant robot powered by a five-man crew. First appearance vol.2 #213 (1977). Following a first round victory, the Quintronic Man did not fare well when he was handily overpowered and outsmarted by The Hulk. Contrary to erroneous reports, the Quintronic members were not killed in this conflict and were quickly rescued with a timely assist by Jack of Hearts.
Shanzar – Sorcerer Supreme of the strange matter universe. He got tired of protecting his reality from threats and eradicated every sentient being in it, but eventually grew bored and decided to seek out and conquer other realms.
Space Parasite – Randau is an alien conqueror with virtually unlimited ability to absorb energy who goes by the name of Space Parasite.
Toad Men – Short, squat-faced aliens with magnetic weaponry, and delusions of conquest. Once devastated Washington D.C., killing many military pilots. They are led by Queen Frojya, whatever technology they gained were by stealing it by it from other alien races.
Xeron the Star-Slayer – An Ahab-like harpooner obsessed with capturing the space whale that left half his captain's body a disfigured cyborg wreck. He shanghaied both The Hulk and The Abomination to better pursue his quarry and attain his revenge on the space monster.
Red Hulk's enemies
Black Fog – A serial killer from India that was captured by the authorities and beaten up badly by the families of his victims. He was freed by Zero/One who replaced his lost limbs with cybernetic limbs and awakened his metahuman gene of becoming a black fog-like substance in her plots to dispose of Red Hulk.
Jacob Feinman – A scientist who fell victim to the Scorched Earth protocols left by Intelligencia which horribly scarred his face. He was approached by Zero/One who agreed to restore his face in exchange for his services.
Omegex – A powerful alien robot built by an ancient alien race who brings an end to the worlds he visits. It is powered by the souls of his victims.
Sultan Magus – Dagan Shah is a rebel leader who came across Regillian technology and used their weapons to sell to terrorists while organizing Sharzhad (which is on the borders of Libya). Red Hulk and Machine Man came to Sharzhad to investigate Dagan Shah (who Red Hulk believed to be behind the death of his old friend).
Zero/One – Dr. Parul Kurinji was a scientist who was exposed to a virus that was created by MODOK. She became an enemy of Red Hulk.