- From: Marvel Comics
On the surface, many will likely disagree with this. Claiming the Incredible Hulk is not one of the best comic book antiheroes because he is not really even an antihero at all. However, those people would be VERY wrong. Bruce Banner is a brilliant scientist who is overexposed to gamma energy, giving him a Jekyll and Hyde issue, where he transforms into the Hulk. Of course, Banner often cannot help when he transforms into the big green guy. Usually, it takes getting angry to do this. This is often why those around Bruce try to keep him in a zen state.
The assumption is that Hulk is some mindless monster that is willing to hurt anyone and destroy whatever he feels like. This is not actually true, as Hulk usually always has a reason for what he does. He usually gets combative with supposed “good guys” due to them attacking him first. That is often the issue Hulk runs into. He’s an antihero because he will fight good guys, and he will also “smash” far too much. Thus causing great destruction wherever he goes. Essentially, he is not the kind of threat to the world some assume. However, he is still a monster that often struggles to know when enough is enough. Elevating his anger only makes this worse.