— About Jen
As Jennifer Walters:
- Height: 5’ 10”
- Weight: 140 lbs (64 kg)
- Eyes: Green
- Hair: Brown
- Unusual Features: None
- Height: 6’ 7” - 7’ 0” (varies)
- Weight: 700 lbs (318 kg)
- Eyes: Green
- Hair: Green
- Unusual Features: Jade-green skin
- Citizenship: American
- Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
- Marital Status: Estranged
- Education: Degree in Criminal Law (UCLA)
- Occupations: Lawyer, Adventurer, Magistra of the Living Tribunal, former Avenger, former Defender, former Fantastic Four member, former SHIELD agent
- Known Relatives: Morris Walters (father), Robert Bruce Banner ( Hulk, cousin), John Jameson (husband, estranged), Maria Jameson (mother-in-law), J. Jonah Jameson(father-in-law), Skaar (first cousin once removed), Hiro-Kala (first cousin once removed), Lyra (first cousin once removed)
In human form, Jennifer Walters has the normal strength and durability of a physically fit woman in very good health. She also possesses an above average (but not superhuman) level of intelligence, and is trained in hand-to-hand combat as well possessing some martial arts training.
As She-Hulk her powers are similar to those of her powerful cousin, the Hulk. She has great superhuman strength, endurance, and healing abilities. Unlike the Hulk, she usually retains her intelligence and an ability to transform between Jennifer Walters and She-Hulk. Rather than being triggered by anger, she can change at will. This ability has been lost at certain points, leaving her either only as Jennifer Walters or only as She-Hulk for extended periods of time.
When transforming in and out of She-Hulk form, Jennifer gains and loses mass in the form of body size as well as additional muscle mass. When changing into She-Hulk, her body and hair also take on a distinctly greenish hue. Although the She-Hulk’s strength originally remained at a set level and did not increase, later in her history her strength increases as her anger grows, similar to her cousin the Hulk. If she increases her strength level as Jennifer Walters, her strength level as She-Hulk will be vastly greater than it would be otherwise. She has used this to her advantage in the past, using weight training as Jennifer Walters to make her much more powerful than normal as She-Hulk. A side effect of utilizing this facet of her power is that in She-Hulk form her muscle mass increases, making her much larger.
As She-Hulk she is able to easily lift more than 100 tons. She is impervious to most forms of physical attack and possesses a considerable healing factor.
She has also gained the ability to perform the Ovoid mind switch, but as a byproduct of being She-Hulk, when she performs it she switches the physical characteristics and powers of the person in question instead of their mind. She-Hulk was able to punch Doc Samson to another state and defeat the Champion with the power-gem. Also, she was able to lift the Thing's greatest working out mass with one hand and realize that she could beat Hercules easily in arm wrestling.
Even aside from her superhuman powers, Jennifer is very skilled at hand-to-hand combat, being personally trained by Captain America. She has displayed martial arts skills in her human form as well. Jennifer often uses her sex appeal to aid her in fights against male opponents. Jennifer is also a skilled pilot.
In addition to her fighting skills and her incredible strength, Jennifer is a very intelligent woman. She received a degree in criminal law prior to becoming the She-Hulk and is a highly accomplished lawyer. She usually practices law as Jennifer Walters, but sometimes appears in her more striking She-Hulk form when she wishes to make a more dramatic impression in court. Jennifer is one of the few super-heroines to have acquired a college degree in the Marvel Universe.
When She-Hulk first appeared in Savage She-Hulk, her personality was different from the current modern version. Back then, she was short-tempered, violent, and demanding. However, her personality eventually changed throughout the years, and she becomes a more kind and sweet person, while retaining confidence in herself. She wouldn’t be too angry during fights, She-Hulk actually jokes around more often now. Also, now that Jennifer is comfortable being She-Hulk, she uses the She-Hulk form on a more regular basis.
The Fourth Wall
She-Hulk has the ability to break the Fourth Wall, which is a barrier between the comic books and the readers. With this ability, it allows her to be aware of the readers and what the writers are doing to her. She-Hulk is also aware that she is a comic book character. Sometimes, She-Hulk would engage in arguments with the writer himself. There was one point where She-Hulk complained to the editor about the writer’s writing. Also, with this ability it allowed She-Hulk to jump through pages in order to get to her destinations faster. For example, in one comic, She-Hulk jumped and ran through advertisements that were in the comic book in order to get to her enemies’ secret hide out faster and easier.
In the second volume of She-Hulk, writers have toned down her ability to break the fourth wall. Meaning she is still very aware of it, but she does not go overboard and get into a heated argument with the writers. For example, in She-Hulk volume 2 issue 3, she was asked if she was able to interact with the readers in which she replied “no” while looking at the direction of the reader. However, they still use her ability to break the fourth wall in the second volume in which she would use old comics of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s run on Fantastic Four and bring up the Comics Code of Authorityas evidence in one of her cases.