With the recent ending of the Disney+ TV show She-Hulk and the titular character’s recent endeavor with non-other than Daredevil, Jennifer Walters added one more superhero to her list of lovers. Since her creation at the beginning of the 1980s, She-Hulk became a staple of women who are not afraid to show off their sexuality and have multiple partners in their lives. Traditional is not part of Jen’s vocabulary, which is something many comic book fans love and respect about her. This article will look into Marvel comics, see who She-Hulk ends up with, and explain her love interests.
She-Hulk is a “journey girl” when it comes to love. Her lovers consist of powerful men like Thor, Tony Stark, Wyatt Wingfoot, Juggernaut, Hercules, and Man-Wolf, but she never settles. It is safe to say that She-Hulk does not have a problem finding a partner but staying with them for a longer time; frankly, that problem goes both ways.
We will look into the love interests of She-Hulk in Marvel comics and explain each partner and their impact on Jen’s character and life. If you are interested in this topic, stay with us until the end of the article.
She-Hulk’s character in the comics
Disney+’s She-Hulk revealed a lot about Jennifer Walters and her characterization. She uses her determination and stubbornness a lot in her court cases, but when it comes to her private life, Jen does not have that much luck. When in human form, Jen is timid, shyer, and has fewer sexual partners.
She is more insecure, which does not translate that much in court, but as shown in both comics and TV shows, Jen is more confident in her She-Hulk form.
That fact is more expressed if you compare her to Bruce Banner, whose mind is clouded by green monster rage, and he needs to act like a safety pin to stop the Hulk go berserk. Fortunately for Jen, she does not have that problem – her being insecure and sexually repressed in human form turns her into a confident and free woman in She-Hulk form.
That means she is more likely to “pick up” her partners, get the job done in court, and become more assertive and fulfilled.
She-Hulk expressed her assertiveness and confidence in the comics; however, that was not always the case. She always tried to find her partners and confide in them, which she found difficult since some tried using her vulnerability and openness for their gain.
Although She-Hulk’s characterization was always hailed as special and unique for women of comics, her complexity is what makes her so loved by Marvel fans. Some of She-Hulk’s lovers were absolutely horrendous, but some of them were really supportive men who tried their best to understand her and her feelings.
In the next column, we will talk about the most prominent She-Hulk partners since her creation in 1980 and their impact on our Superhero Attorney at Law.
Who is She-Hulk’s love interest in the comics?
In the comics, She-Hulk was romantically involved with Zapper, Starfox, Wyatt Wingfoot, John Jameson, Luke Cage, Clay Quartermain and Tony Stark. Her romantic interest in Wolverine, Thor & Hercules never led to anything specific.
Jen’s first love was her childhood friend Zapper
Let’s start this bonafide list of She-Hulk’s love interests with Jen’s childhood friend Zapper. He was the first man Jen could confide in and the one who knew her the best. However, their relationship was short-lived, and he married another woman. Even after marrying another woman, Zapper showed his incredible devotion and love to Jen. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when Zapper expressed Jen’s insistence on staying in She-Hulk form – he wanted her to be more of a “human.”
He wanted Jen in human form because he thought Jen was hiding his true self behind a form of green being. They soon broke it off, and Jen continued her superhero adventure and love journey with other partners.
She-Hulk used to date Starfox
The first after Zapper was non-other than Thanos’s brother, Starfox. Jen met Eros when he became a member of the Avengers, and his powers include the ability to mentally control other people’s emotions. He is also part of Eternals, and Jen was his attorney in the case where he was accused of using his powers to seduce a married woman.
She-Hulk suspected that Starfox did the same thing to her as well, but flashbacks soon dismissed that thesis.
She-Hulk’s most supportive partner was Wyatt Wingfoot
She-Hulk continued her endeavors, and during her stint with Fantastic Four, she met Human Torch’s best friend, Wyatt Wingfoot. Even without listing all the men, she was romantically involved with, Wyatt is She-Hulk’s best and most understanding partner she ever had. Wyatt understood, supported her, and let her open up to him as no one has.
Jen went through a lot after her previous relationship – she was targeted by public media and paparazzi who wanted to catch her “red-handed” and hurt her public image. Media changed her “green look” to white, and she lived through what today’s social experts call “whitewashing.” She was sexually abused and discriminated against by looks from corrupt S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, who wanted to strip her from her clothes and “examine” her.
Dum Dum Dugan stopped that, but she was traumatized for a long time. Wyatt came in as a support in the best possible way. They dated during the 1980s and have been almost perfect for each other.
She-Hulk was briefly married to John Jameson in the comics
John Jameson is next, and his quick marriage to She-Hulk in Las Vegas ends after Augustus “Pug” Pugliese reveals that She-Hulk’s feelings have been tampered with by Starfox. After “they removed the spell,” Jen’s love for John decreased while he was fully in love with her Jen form.
After She-Hulk confesses that she would love to stay She-Hulk 24/7, John becomes really angry, and soon the pair separate.
She-Hulk’s brief relationship with Luke Cage led to a great friendship
This next relationship is brief but interesting. She-Hulk has a lot of team affiliation in the Marvel comics, and briefly, she worked as a member of the team called Heroes for Hire. She had a date with Luke Cage, then known as a Power Man, and she resisted him initially. After Luke Cage helped She-Hulk by beating Titania and Absorbing Man, she finally caved, but their relationship never truly kickstarted – the friendship, though, they became great friends.
Did Iron Man date She-Hulk?
After She-Hulk left Jameson, she got involved with Clay Quartermain and Tony Stark, first being a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Tony being Tony. These two men were flings, but Jen stayed good friends with Tony Stark – there was a great conversation the two had after sleeping together.
Jen being Jen, pursued Wolverine, who dismissed her, saying he did not want to be involved with the “sloppy seconds” of his enemy, Juggernaut. Jen denied her relations with Juggernaut, but the comic story later revealed that the villain was sleeping with the alternate version of She-Hulk.
She-Hulk was briefly interested in Thor and Hercules
Finally, we will mention a god and demigod of the Marvel universe, Thor and Hercules. The former was only a brief romantic interest, and they went on one disastrous date.
The latter manifested She-Hulk’s years-long crush on the Son of Zeus. However, Jen is disappointed in Hercules since his personality equals muscled jocks from 2000s teen movies – more specifically, Hercules is a muscled but dumb man.
In the end, we can conclude that Jennifer Walters had a lot of love interests and partners in her life, which were good and bad for her. Still, in the end, they formed her character into what we know today – a confident, self-assured woman who is not afraid to show her freedom and sexuality to the world. These men tried to change her, love only one part of her, but also propelled her into a certified female iconic superhero of Marvel comics.
Hopefully, Marvel writers will give her a proper romantic partner who loves her for what she is in the future – both as a Jen and She-Hulk.