Thing

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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.
Relationships

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. 

Appearances

Clean Up Duty
October 16, 1992
Complications
October 2, 1992
Barriers
June 12, 1992
Quickie Wedding
June 10, 1992
Skrulls Appeal
May 24, 1992
Tense Negotiations
March 12, 1992
Blastaar from Beyond the Stars
March 9, 1992
The Slave-Master
March 4, 1992
Microverse
January 4, 1992
Enemy Combatant
November 19, 1991
Exposed
September 9, 1991
... Long Live the King
August 14, 1991
Queen's Gambit
August 7, 1991
The Surfer Attacks
February 8, 1991
Absolute Zero
December 21, 1990
The Legion of Losers
September 28, 1990
Walking On Air
July 26, 1990
The Big Day
June 24, 1990