HULK #12-13 (2000): Snake Eyes

Bruce Banner is dying of ALS, and he feels Hulk trying to break through and take over his weakened body so he goes to a psychiatrist who is not Doc Samson.

He finds all the Hulks in him plus a new, bestial Hulk that arose when Betty died–as well as dozens of other Hulk personas lurking around.

This forces Banner to tell (the real?) Hulk that he needs him, Hulk springs into action and subdues them all, and Banner promises that iteration of Hulk to let him have the body when the ALS takes over.

. He reaches a cavern full of distinct Hulk incarnations in a state of hibernation, trapped in transparent columns. They are part of Banner’s psyche, with the possibility of showing up someday. The walk takes Banner to one chained incarnation, the Devil Hulk, who asks to be freed. He’s the worst Hulk persona it can be, threatening to destroy everything the physicist holds dear, and claiming he’s needed. Banner runs away from the cavern and sees how Merged (Professor) and Fixit can’t control the Beast. Bruce realizes he needs the Savage Hulk and asks him for help. Feeling at last accepted, the child version of the Stronger One There Is leaps at the Beast and starts downloading tons of pressure in every fist he lands on the monster. Eventually, the three personas together defeat the Beast Hulk and Banner hypnotic session ends. Dr.Angela Lipscombe takes Bruce for a ride. The dying man tells her about the agreement with the Hulks while silently witnessing a glimpse of snake eyes in his look.

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