Although initially grey, the Hulk is today best-known as the green-skinned monster from Marvel’s comic books. Still, there are different colored versions of the characters present within Marvel’s fictional universe, such as the Red Hulk or the Yellow Hulk, but none of them are quite as famous as the green version. One of those versions is Blue Hulk. So who is he?
When Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the real (Green) Hulk merged with the Uni-Power and became Captain Universe, his skin turned blue and he became Blue Hulk for a brief period of time.
Now that you have the short version of the answer to the question is there a Blue Hulk, let’s take a deeper link into Blue Hulk’s origin and powers.
Blue Hulk Origin & Powers
So, what about the Blue Hulk? We’ve seen that Hulk’s basic color is green, but he did, indeed, turn blue for a short while in the story Captain Universe: Incredible Hulk (2006). In this one-shot, Bruce Banner comes into contact with the Uni-Power, a sentient manifestation of the Universe itself. Whenever the Uni-Power bonds with a living being, that being becomes the superhero Captain Universe; e.g. Spider-Man, Daredevil and Doctor Strange have all held the title at one point in their careers.
In this storyline, Bruce Banner goes to a frozen wasteland to isolate himself from society and the Hulk, but when he gets caught in a bear trap, he “hulks out” and becomes the green giant. At this point, the Uni-Power merges with the Hulk, but is still inactive. The Uni-Power generally seeks out people who are unaware of the great power and responsibility they possess and helps them, but this time it seemed like the Uni-Power itself needed assistance.
Coming into contact with the Uni-Power, Banner and Hulk decide to go back to civilization and seek out Gilbert Wiles, a New York-based scientist who has come into contact with the Uni-Power and has become an expert on the subject, devoting his life to helping humanity. The problem is that Wiles works for A.I.M., a company that has a lot of nefarious people who want to get control of the Uni-Power and use it for evil.
When the Hulk arrives, A.I.M.’s robots attack him and when it seems that he is going to be overpowered, Dr. Wiles boosts the capacity of the Uni-Power, thereby making Hulk stronger. This boos also changed the color of his skin from green to blue. And this is how the Blue Hulk was born.
It was only for a short time, though. The Blue Hulk quickly dealt with the robots and hid out of the way of danger. His powers were so boosted that the robots really stood no chance against him in such a fight. Once the situation calmed down, the Uni-Power – having helped Banner and itself – left his body and went to search for another host.