Thing

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Incredible (40) Good (10) Unearthly (100) Monstrous (75) Good (10) Good (10) Remarkable (30)
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225 50 Fantastic (35) Good (10)
Real name
Ben Grimm
Bases of operation
Education
College graduate (Empire State University), U.S. Air Force pilot training, NASA astronaut training
Occupation
Adventurer; former astronaut trainee, test pilot, and college football player
Origin
Exposed to cosmic radiation during an experiment
Powers

Rock Form: The Thing's rock form gives him the following abilities:

  • Body Armor: Incredible protection vs. Physical and Energy
  • Resistance to Fire: Incredible
  • Protected Senses: Remarkable protection vs. Sonics
  • Hyper-Breath: The Thing can inhale an Excellent intensity windstorm with a range from 20 feet to 2 areas
  • Slowed Aging: Ben's aging process is slowed while he is in his rock form.
Relatives

Petunia Grimm (aunt by marriage, deceased); Daniel Grimm (father, deceased); Elsie Grimm (mother, deceased); Daniel Grimm Jr (brother, deceased)

Ben grew up on Yancy Street. He went to Empire State on a college scholarship, where he roomed with Reed Richards. This odd couple became good friends. 

Ben went into the Air Force and became a pilot. 

Ben was selected for astronaut training at NASA but dropped out of the program after his brother died. 

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