General John Ryker
General John Ryker
Personal Info:
Real Name: John Ryker
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: USA
First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 3 12
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: The Hulk
Creators: Paul Jenkins, Ron Garney and Mike McKone
General John Ryker is a military strategist. He manipulates people and situations to achieve what he wants. Ryker always takes care to stay in the shadows and very few people know about his existence.
John Ryker joined the military at a young age and wanted to help determine future history from the shadows. One of his most prominent actions was manipulating the creation of the conspiracy around the assassination of John F. Kennedy; apparently Kennedy was really killed by two Austrian mercenaries, but at the time it was deemed too expensive to wage World War Three so the idea of a conspiracy was created. When his wife Lucy developed cancer, Ryker used the military to hunt down Bruce Banner, hoping to isolate the Hulk's ability to cope with radiation and use it to heal his wife.