Betty Ross
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Betty Ross (Character)
from Hulk (2003)

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Hulk (2003)
Bruce Banner: You found me!
Betty Ross: You weren't that hard to find.
Bruce Banner: ...yes, I was.

Betty Ross: All you've given Bruce is fear. Fear of life.
Father: Fear. Perhaps, Miss Ross. And loneliness, too. Yes. I feel them both. But I have lived completely once. I was so much in love. And she so much wanted a baby. My baby. I could tell from the moment she conceived that it wasn't a son I had given her, but something else. A monster, maybe. I should have put a stop to it right then, but I was curious, and that was my downfall. And as I watched this tiny life unfold, I began to imagine the horror of it, and my curiosity was replaced with compassion. But they took away my chance to cure him. Your father threw me out. I remember that day so well. Every moment. Every sensation. Walking into the house. The feeling of the handle of the knife in my hand. I knew I was doing a father's work, fulfilling a father's mercy... but then she surprised me. It was as if she and the knife merged. You cannot imagine the unbearable finality of it. And in that one moment, I took everything that was dear to me and transformed it into nothing more than a memory.

Bruce Banner: You want to go to the review board on Monday and tell them we have developed a brand new method for exploding frogs?
Betty Ross: I think there's a market for it. I mean, what if there's a plague?
Bruce Banner: What have you had, Betty, like one beer?
Betty Ross: I'm... I'm just saying... frogs start falling from the sky... who do they come to? We'll be world renowned.

Betty Ross: [after witnessing Bruce transform, and then transform back] Oh, God. It must be the nanomeds. It must be the gamma exposure. But we've never seen any effect like this before.
Bruce Banner: No. Deeper. The gamma just unleashed what was already there.
Betty Ross: Unleashed what?
Bruce Banner: Me. It.
[He begins to writhe and growl]
Betty Ross: It's okay. It's okay. What were those animals?
Bruce Banner: My father sent them. He is my father. He wanted me to change. He wanted me to change into that mindless hulk. Why would he want that?

Betty Ross: Bruce, you were going to die. And I was standing there, helpless, knowing you were going to die!

Ross: [They have Bruce sedated at a secret army base] Suppose he gets out? Has one of his little mood swings in a populated area?
Betty Ross: Yes. I'm aware of the potential danger. I'm also aware that he saved my life.
Ross: Yeah, from a mutant French poodle. I'm indebted to him for that! He also put three men in a hospital, and Talbot's barely walking!

[as the Hulk rages around San Francisco]
Betty Ross: Dad, let me talk to him!
Ross: I know he's come there to find you! I'm not gonna let him get you!
Betty Ross: Just let me try, okay, Dad? He just needs a chance to calm down!

Dr. David Banner: How little you understand, Miss Ross. And how dangerous your ignorance has become.
Betty Ross: I'm sorry?
Dr. David Banner: Don't be sorry. My son is... unique. That's why you can't relate to him. And because he is unique, the world will not tolerate his existence. Will they? But you - you try. Don't you?

The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Betty Ross: [Betty and Bruce need to get across town in New York City] The subway is probably quickest.
Bruce Banner: Me in a metal tube, deep underground with hundreds of people in the most aggressive city in the world?
Betty Ross: Right. Let's get a cab.

Samuel Sterns: If we overshoot this by even the smallest integer, we're dealing with concentrations with extraordinary levels of toxicity.
Betty Ross: You mean it could kill him.
Samuel Sterns: Kill him? Yeah, I should say so.
Bruce Banner: You should know that there's a flip side to this, too. If we miss on the low side, if we induce me and it fails, this will be very dangerous for you.
Samuel Sterns: I've always been more curious than cautious, and that's served me pretty well.

[as they're kissing, Bruce's heart monitor on his watch rapidly raises]
Bruce Banner: We can't do this.
Betty Ross: It's okay. I want to.
Bruce Banner: No. No. I can't. I can't get too excited.

Betty Ross: [yells at taxi driver] Asshole!
Bruce Banner: You know, I know a few techniques that could help you manage that anger effectively.
Betty Ross: You zip it. We're walking.
Bruce Banner: Ok.

Betty Ross: What is it like? When it happens, what do you experience?
Bruce Banner: Remember those experiments we volunteered for at Harvard? Those induced hallucination? It's a lot like that, just a thousand times amplified. It's like someone poured a litre of acid into my brain.
Betty Ross: Do you remember anything?
Bruce Banner: Just fragments. Images. There's too much noise. I can never derive anything out of it.
Betty Ross: But then it's still YOU inside of it.
Bruce Banner: No. No, it's not.
Betty Ross: I don't know. In the cave, I really felt like it knew me. Maybe your mind is in there, it's just overcharged and can't process what's happening.
Bruce Banner: I don't want to control it. I want to get rid of it.

"The Incredible Hulk: The Hulk Destroys Bruce Banner (#1.13)" (1983)
The Hulk: You... Hulk thought you were friend. Why you hurt Hulk?
Betty Ross: Because you destroyed the one man I loved. And now you're going to help bring him back.

Rick Jones: [about Noodlehead Ned] There he goes, off on another wild Hulk chase.
Betty Ross: Why did the Hulk do it, Bruce? Why did he stop you from beaming through?
Dr. Bruce Banner: It was an accident, Betty. The Hulk just showed up at the wrong time.
Betty Ross: Then it wasn't the Hulk's fault. Oh, poor monster. I hope he never comes back.
Narrator: No one hopes it more than Bruce Banner. For as long as the monster lives, he can never tell the girl in his arms how much he loves her.

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008) (V)
[the Hulk starts to appear]
Betty Ross: Pym, run!

Tony Stark: The Hulk was a monster, a creature of pure rage.
James Rogers: Is the Hulk strong enough to defeat Ultron?
Betty Ross: He won't help you, James. He's too scared.

"The Incredible Hulk: The Incredible Shrinking Hulk (#1.9)" (1982)
Betty Ross: Ned, Lets not stay too long. I'm really worried about Dr. Banner.
Maj. Talbot: Oh? Aren't you concerned at all with my problems? I mean, I have responsibilities too, you know.
Betty Ross: You were telling us about the new tank that's going to be tested tomorrow?
Maj. Talbot: That's right, and I'm in charge of the entire operation!
Rita: What kind of tank is it?
Maj. Talbot: What kind? Oh, well, it's big. Huge for that matter, all computerized, and, and...
Rick Jones: And what?
Maj. Talbot: It's Top Secret, that's all I can say.
Betty Ross: Well then, why did you bring it up, Ned?

Rick Jones: Oh no! It's heading this way!
Betty Ross: It might destroy the lab! Oh, where's Bruce? Oh, never mind, there's nothing he could do anyway.
Rick Jones: That's what you think.

"The Incredible Hulk: Prisoner of the Monster (#1.2)" (1982)
Betty Ross: Hi dad, more homework on the Hulk?
Gen. 'Thunderbolt' Ross: You and Banner ought to be just as worried about this monster. We've got big things happening on this base soon, or have you forgotten?
Dr. Bruce Banner: If you mean the testing of the sonar chrystalizer, General, we're ready.
Maj. Ned Talbot: You'd better be. This is B.I.G. Big!
Betty Ross: G.O.O.D. Good.

Betty Ross: Eh, what time are you gonna pick me up?
Dr. Bruce Banner: Betty, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to postpone it. Things have changed. I'm sorry.
[walks off with his head hung low]
Betty Ross: Oh Bruce, I don't think we'll ever have that dinner date.
Dr. Bruce Banner: Once again, Bruce Banner faces a future of torment and sorrow. But he'll never stop seeking a cure for his horrible mallady. He'll never stop hoping he can one day destroy the monster within him.

"The Incredible Hulk: The Return of the Beast: Part 2 (#1.2)" (1996)
Betty Ross: Bruce, you're alright!
[runs towards him and hugs his bandaged body]
Bruce Banner: Ow! ooh, ow! Easy. Man of Steel I am not.

"The Incredible Hulk: Mortal Bounds (#1.9)" (1996)
Betty Ross: [Bruce is leaving] But Bruce, very soon things will be different. I will make sure of that because...
[tears up]
Betty Ross: I don't know how many more times... I can say goodbye to you.
[they share a final kiss]

"The Incredible Hulk: The Creature and the Cavegirl (#1.7)" (1982)
Dr. Bruce Banner: Major, what are you doing with those poisonous plants?
Betty Ross: [chuckles] Making dinner...
Maj. Ned Talbot: Of course not! Just getting rid of it.

Hulk Vs. (2009) (V)
Bruce Banner: I had a nightmare... I was alone.
Betty Ross: You're not alone. You'll never be alone.
[They kiss]
Bruce Junior: [running in] Daddy, come play with me!
[Bruce starts to cry]

"The Incredible Hulk: The Lost Village (#2.7)" (1997)
Betty Ross: Anavrin? I still think it sounds like a cure for headaches.

"The Incredible Hulk: The Cyclops Project (#1.5)" (1982)
Major Talbot: We make a great team, Betty.
Betty Ross: Yeah, just like Laurel and Hardy.

"The Incredible Hulk: It Lives! It Grows! It Destroys! (#1.8)" (1982)
Narrator: It's finally happened. For the first time in his life, the Hulk faces danger that can't be defeated by brute strength alone. If he can't even help himself? What can he do to safe Rick and Betty?
Betty Ross: Rick, I'm all out of ideas...
Rick Jones: And I'm running out of hope.