The colossal battle ever to take place would surely be the Hulk vs The Thing. The collateral damage during this battle would be immense and this battle would last really long as both these individuals are one of the strongest characters Marvel have to offer. Hulk vs The Thing, Let’s find out that if this brutal battle ever occurs, who would emerge victoriously. Also, Stan Lee commented on who he thinks would be the winner among the two big guys.
Hulk is a force no one can control, not even he himself. When he is ‘Smashing’ no one stays standing. Hulk is probably the strongest Avenger (well according to Tony he is) and no one would want to cross paths against this giant green rage monster. Bruce Banner is a scientist with a genius level intellect and he became the Hulk when he was accidentally exposed to Gamma rays during the detonation of an experimental bomb as they were trying to recreate the Super Soldier Serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America. Instead what was created was this big Green Goliath.
When Banner transformers into the Hulk, he becomes extremely powerful and loses control being subjected to emotional stress, at or against his will, often leading to destructive rampages and conflicts that complicate Banner’s civilian life. His Strength is often proportionate to the level of anger he possesses at a time. Attacking the Hulk will make him angrier and hence even stronger, so that would be a foolish mistake to make for anyone. His powers include superhuman strength and durability. He can run really fast despite being so heavy and can jump higher than a building.
Benjamin Jacob “Ben” Grimm had an early life of poverty and hardship, shaping him into a tough, streetwise individual. His older brother Daniel, whom Ben idolized, was killed in a street gang fight when Ben was just eight years old which is what motivated him to do good towards humanity. His best friend is Reed Richards, who is a scientist with a genius level intellect.
Reed involved Ben in one of his experiments, where they, along with Sue and Johnny Storm were about to make a major scientific breakthrough. But that experiment went horribly wrong, and as a result of a mutagenic effect due to exposure to cosmic radiation Ben turned into the Thing. He possesses high levels of superhuman strength, stamina, and resistance to physical injury. His strength continued to increase over the years because of a combination of further mutation and special exercise equipment designed for him by Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic. He is capable of surviving impacts of great strength and force without sustaining an injury, as his body is covered with a flexible, orange rock-like hide. He is also able to resist gunfire from high-caliber guns and other weapons as well as armor-piercing bullets. His skin could be pierced if someone like Doomsday attacked him, but it would cause him no harm as he does not bleed.
The Hulk V The Thing
Both these individuals are extremely similar when it comes to what they could do to their opponents. If the two were to ever engage in a brawl, their battle would be the most destructive one ever seen. Both of them have immense power that could level an entire city within an hour.
The Hulk might really give The Thing a whole lot of trouble, but he might be vulnerable to the rock-like body of The Thing. Also, The Thing’s attacks will make Hulk angrier and the that could become an even bigger problem for him. This battle could be almost never ending as both of them could go on and on if the battle keeps continuing. But the level of strength the Hulk possesses is way more than The Thing. Also in the comics, when these two fought, The Thing was hopelessly overmatched. Hulk smashed him like a chericade drum! The Thing cannot actually defeat the Hulk even though he could resist him for quite a long time, but will eventually have to give in.
Even Stan Lee revealed that in a colossal brawl between these two giants, he would pick Hulk to be the ultimate winner. Here is what he said.
“The Thing is faster and smarter, so he would probably find a way to turn it into a draw or save himself. He’d trap or trick the Hulk. But, in a fair fight, there’s no way the Hulk would lose. He’d win.”
So there you have it. Hulk beats The Thing fair and square.