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Hulk

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)

The whole reason the Avengers formed in the first place was because this o'l green lug went on a mindless rampage. The assembled heroes eventually figured out Loki was the one responsible and Hulk joined up with them to take the villain down. Not being much of a team player, Hulk quit the team a few issues later. Not long after that, the Avengers began hunting their former team member because of his potential for destruction, only to see him escape. This set the tone for the Hulk's rocky affiliations with the team.

Over the years, villains would often manipulate Hulk into battling with the Avengers, putting them at odds yet again. The Ultimate version of Hulk was even sentenced to death and his teammates sat by during his (failed) execution. But Hulk just wants to be left alone. The times he wound up back on the team are far and few in between, and he always did so grudgingly. While certainly not the most consistent or loyal of team members, the Avengers always know who to turn to when something needs smashing.

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