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Who Is Red She Hulk?

The rise of popularity in Hulk-based characters opens up a world of possibilities for Marvel Studios. Of course, everyone's favorite green giant with anger issues has been a staple piece of the MCU since its inception, with "The Incredible Hulk" releasing right off the heels of "Iron Man" in 2008. However, while the Hulk was always around, the MCU took a while to introduce more gamma-infused characters. "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" changed that, adding Bruce's cousin Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and his son Skaar (Wil Deusner) to the MCU's ever-growing roster.

Hulk-centered characters continued to get the respect they deserved well into the Multiverse Saga, with Harrison Ford signing on to play President Thaddeus Ross in "Captain America: New World Order." William Hurt previously played the character, but the late actor never got the opportunity to explore Ross's Red Hulk side, which fans hope Marvel Studios introduces in either "New World Order" or "Thunderbolts."

However, if Marvel is so inclined, there's also a female Red Hulk, perfectly named Red She-Hulk. In typical fashion, secrecy surrounded Red She-Hulk's true identity, but it made for an interesting dynamic between her and Bruce Banner once revealed. The character also mutated a few times, sprouting wings and talons at one point, becoming the Red Harpy. Her relationship with Hulk is close but has its ups and downs. Best of all, her character is already in the MCU.

In the comics, Betty Ross transformed into Red She-Hulk

That's right, Betty Ross, the long-time partner of Bruce Banner and daughter of Thaddeus Ross, eventually joined the super-powered world, transforming into Red She-Hulk. Her comic book history is a bit complicated, as, in typical comic book fashion, Betty died before returning as the gamma-fueled crimson heroine. Naturally, such long and intimate exposure to Bruce's gamma radiation left Betty with radiation poisoning, which Abomination took advantage of to kill her. 

Eventually, a mysterious female Red Hulk appeared, saving the male Red Hulk from Wolverine. She could hold her own against Logan, spitting acidic saliva on him. Afterward, Red Hulk slowly began to trust Red She-Hulk, but the latter wound up betraying him, stabbing and kicking him off the Empire State Building. It wasn't until Skaar stabbed her that she transformed into her human form, revealing Red She-Hulk as a revived Betty Ross. Of course, the wound wasn't enough to kill her, and she learned to transform back and forth, retaining her consciousness in Hulk form. 

If Marvel Studios decided to utilize Red She-Hulk, they would have to look no further than Liv Tyler, who played Betty Ross in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk." The character has been MIA within the MCU since then, which would effectively play into the reveal surrounding Red She-Hulk's secret identity. Better yet, with Harrison Ford taking over the role of Thaddeus Ross, aka Red Hulk, the studio could possibly make it a family affair with Betty returning shortly after as her gamma-infused persona.