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Birth Name: Dorrek VIII / Theodore "Teddy" Altman

Relationship Status: In a relationship

Partner: Wiccan (c)


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Hulkling (Dorrek VIII, also known as Theodore "Teddy" Altman) is a comic book superhero and a member of the Young Avengers, a team of superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. Hulkling's character is patterned on the Hulk. He has shapeshifting abilities that go far beyond the ability to mimic the Hulk, and superhuman strength.
Exchanges between Wiccan (then called Asgardian) and Hulkling (and the latter's character design) have led some readers to speculate that the two young men have a much more intimate bond than mere friendship. Allan Heinberg confirmed this speculation at a San Diego convention panel, stating that his intent was to reveal the relationship in issue #12, and he was surprised that his subtle clues were picked up on so quickly.
Since Young Avengers #2, each issue's letters page has seen the exchange of opinions between people who support and people who are against the portrayal of gay superheroes. Many readers praise the addition of a gay couple in a comic, while others have cited their disdain for the relationship.
In Young Avengers Special, the team agrees to give an interview to Kat Farrell, and Jessica Jones warns Billy and Teddy that Farrell will probably ask if the rumors about them are true. After some deliberation, the two decide to tell her, with Teddy adding, "Why should Northstar have all the fun?"
In Cable & Deadpool #30, Deadpool is caught by Captain America's Secret Avengers, with whom the Young Avengers had merged; Deadpool, a typical breaker of the fourth wall, made a subtle dig at Hulkling and Wiccan's sexuality by referring to the Team as "...The Ripe, Nubile Young Avengers! And I'm especially discomfited to admit that Wiccan and Hulkling are looking especially nubile..."
In Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9, Teddy proposes to Billy, and the two share their first on-panel kiss.

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"This Young Avenger made such a good pair with Wiccan!"

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"Orientation: Gay"

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