you know, the hulk is what bruce always wanted to be, but didn’t quite know how to be. the hulk is strong, and indestructible, and unstoppable; he’s this great beast that doesn’t bow to anybody.
he’s exactly what a child who spent his early life being beaten, being scared, and watching his mother get beaten would want to be. remember when you were a kid, and when you were upset you had glorious dreams of how you’d rectify it if only you were bigger, stronger, faster, better - but you never accounted for how you’d feel despite your new strengths.
that’s the hulk.