She-Hulk, real name Jennifer Walters, is one of Marvel’s most powerful female characters and a force to be reckoned with in the superhero game. Thanks to a stunning wardrobe, incredible strength, and stunning intellect, She-Hulk has gone on to become one of the most memorable characters in comic book history. For her, balancing a career in law and heroic duties has always been demanding. One may think that she rarely ever had time for love but this is far from true. Her busy schedule didn’t stop her from experimenting with various relationships. This would then beg the question, is She-Hulk gay, bisexual, or straight?
She-Hulk is straight. In the comics, she was involved with various guys including Iron Man, Zapper, Thor, Hercules, Clay Quartermain, and so on. In the MCU, Jen is also straight as we saw her have a one-night stand with some guy and she also hooked up with Daredevil aka Matt Murdock.
This article will explore She-Hulk’s romantic involvements over the years in both the comics and MCU to accurately determine her sexual orientation. So, be sure to stick around till the end for what will be an enlightening and invigorating read!
She-Hulk’s Romantic Interests in Comics
She-Hulk (Jennifer “Jen” Walters) was first introduced in 1980s The Savage She-Hulk #1. She is famously the cousin of the Hulk, Bruce Banner. She got her powers after Bruce transfused her with his gamma-radiated blood following an attack by mobsters that almost left her dead. The transfusion granted Jen similar powers to those of her cousin, though Bruce was a bit more powerful than her.
Even while she was human and always represented an intelligent and confident lady, Jen was actually quite insecure. As the She-Hulk she would shed her timidness and eventually rise above her fears. Her timid nature was replaced by a surprising yet befitting self-assuredness.
Jen could transform between her human and Hulk form at will, without necessarily the need to get angry like her cousin Bruce. However, she prefers to walk around in her green and hulking form because she likes herself better that way. What’s surprising is that she usually has better luck in her love life while in her hulk form.
That said, one question that is undoubtedly already in your mind is what She-Hulk’s sexual orientation is in the comics.
In the comics, She-Hulk is portrayed as a straight character. She has had her fair share of one-night stands, flings, rebounds, and sometimes serious relationships with various men.
In 2007’s She-Hulk #19, she was made to list in court under oath all the men she’d slept with in either of her forms. While we don’t get the entire list, the court stenographer can be seen grappling with an incredibly long scroll of paper.
The list of her romantic interests when she was in her human form is quite short in comparison to when she was She-Hulk. That said, here’s a brief list we’ve compiled of some of her love interests in the comics:
Zapper- Also known as Daniel Ridge Jr. he and Jen grew up together. He was already married when he got together with Jen. The two share a relationship that runs afoul after Jen suspects him of manipulating her to fall in love with him.
Thor- It’s clear that She-Hulk has a thing for strong and powerful superheroes. So, it came as no surprise when Thor and She-Hulk began seeing each other while they were members of the Avengers. However, their relationship doesn’t last so long since She-Hulk is uncertain whether Thor is really into her or just the She-Hulk persona.
Iron Man- She-Hulk and Iron Man had a one-night stand in She-Hulk #17. They would continue to have flings over the years, becoming closer and closer each time.
Hercules- She-Hulk had an unhealthy obsession with Hercules and often fantasized about being with the Greek demigod. Luckily, she would get a chance to meet him in Sensational She-Hulk #25. However, she realizes she was wrong about him and that he’s an arrogant guy. Still, that doesn’t stop her from pursuing a relationship with him in She-Hulk Vol.2 #30.
John Jameson III- She-Hulk also had a relationship with J. Jonah Jameson’s son who was also known as the Man-Wolf. The two would elope and end up getting married but things would end between them after he transformed into Stargod and went on a rampage. She-Hulk also found out Starfox had influenced her to fall for John.
Wyatt Wingfoot- She-Hulk has dated some non-superpowered humans and the most prominent of them was Wyatt. He was a friend of the Fantastic Four’s Johnny Storm and during She-Hulk’s time as a member of the Fantastic Four they started dating. She’s one of his best and most befitting boyfriends.
Luke Cage- She-Hulk continued her obsession with strong and powerful men when she dated Luke Cage. In Heroes for Hire #17, Cage made a wager with She-Hulk, and if he won she’d go on a date, which he did. However, their romance only lasted for a short time.
Clay Quartermain- Clay was a member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Hulkbusters unit alongside She-Hulk, Agent Crimson, and Agent Cheesecake. It’s during this time that they began to date though it was just a brief thing. It ended after Clay became jealous when he found out Tony Stark also had a crush on She-Hulk.
She-Hulk Romantic Interests in MCU
Fans were thrilled after the introduction of She-Hulk in the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. We finally got a chance to see her transformation from the shy Jennifer Walters to the powerful She-Hulk. We also saw her battle various threats from the Wrecking Crew to the self-entitled Titania.
However, Jen’s biggest problem is her love life. It’s all the more confusing for her since she’s experiencing success in her law career but nothing is happening in the romantic department. Eventually, she joins a dating site and creates a profile as Jennifer Walters. She doesn’t get any swipes. So, her best friend and paralegal Nikki Ramos eggs her on and she creates a profile as She-Hulk and gets numerous requests.
She goes on various dates with some of the guys she matches with but most of them end up being jerks. She does have a one-night stand with one of them, Arthur, but he was just as disinterested in the real Jen instead preferring her might as She-Hulk.
Jen would later on in the series form a special and close bond with a guy called Josh whom she meets and instantly has a connection with during Lulu’s wedding. Sadly though, things don’t play out so well between them. He films them having sex, steals a sample of her blood while she’s asleep, and clones all the data on her phone onto his.
Luckily, She-Hulk would get a more appealing love interest in Matt Murdock aka Daredevil. The two would team up to take down the villainous Leap-Frog. From the onset of their time together we sense a romantic tension between them and it comes as no surprise when the two have a more intimate team-up back at Jen’s place. Eventually, though, Matt has to leave and we’re left guessing if there’ll be more to come between them.
I guess we’ll have to wait to see what the future has in store for She-Hulk in the MCU in matters concerning love. So, if the MCU is anything to go by, She-Hulk is straight.
The Bottom Line: Is She-Hulk Gay, Bisex, or Straight?
After combing through She-Hulk’s history in the comics and MCU, it’s safe to say that she is straight. She’s only ever been involved with men and has often been labeled a “playgirl” as we often see her hook up with numerous dudes. All the same, her love interests shaped her character into what we know today- a confident woman with no fear of exploring her sexuality fully.