Having changed again back into the Thing, Grimm reluctantly joined his fellow heroes on the alien planet called Battleworld to clash with villains brought in by the all-powerful Beyonder. Ben Grimm, better known as the Thing, is the original quintessential tough-guy of the Marvel Universe. His enormous superhuman strength allows him to lift more than 100 tons. But eventually, he came to return their love. Man-Thing: Marvel's Most Frightening Hero, Explained. This is all Marvel Heroes gameplay and Thing gameplay. In an interview with Stan Lee it was discussed if the Thing's "dork" was also rocky orange like the rest of his body. The monstrous Man-Thing is one of Marvel's most powerful mystical wildcards, and he inspires fear all around the Marvel Universe. Share Share Tweet Email. By Drew Mollo Nov 07, 2020 If anybody got the raw end of the Fantastic Four 's powers, it's Ben Grimm aka the Thing. The increase in the volume of his fingers has not decreased his manual dexterity. [59] In the aftermath of the Fantastic Four's end, The Thing joined the Guardians of the Galaxy. Once the "secret war" was over, Grimm remained on the planet for months. [68], When Ben and his wife Alicia went to a beach to spend their honeymoon in this day when Ben reverts to his human form once a year, he was aproached by the Puppet Master controlled Hulk. Grimm then came into a sizable fortune from investments not seized by the government and ode a rollercoaster of breezy spending and subsequent charity donations. Their romance continued through several more changes of form (with Ben eventually settling back into his classic Thing form), even after Reed and Sue rejoined the group; but they were estranged after Sharon accepted Doctor Doom's aid in regaining human form. ), Unlock the world of Marvel Digital Comics! Appalled by his appearance, Grimm was at first filled with anger at his situation, but he eventually became resigned to his fate, although he continued to be disturbed by his appearance and to hope for a means of regaining his human form that would last. At first, Grimm resisted his new guardians' kindness toward him. Ben has a universal translator that can decipher and interpret languages, both alien and terrestrial, into the native language of the user. [citation needed], When Skadi released the Serpent, he called the Hammers of the Worthy to Earth. The Thing is officially listed as 6 feet tall and 500 pounds, however, he is often depicted as being much taller (and presumably heavier). The Thing has no outer ear structure. This brought him into conflict with Sue Richards and Johnny Storm, and in the wake of Captain America’s surrender to law enforcement, he went into a self-imposed exile to clear his head after the “civil war” between two factions of his heroic friends. Marvel Database is a FANDOM Comics Community. With the aid of the Tinkerer, Ben broke out of the Negative Zone Prison,[41][42] and they were able to return home just after the invasion had ended. Once back on Earth, the four passengers discovered that the cosmic radiation had triggered mutagenic changes in their bodies. During their first meeting, Richards confided in Grimm his intention someday to build a starship for interstellar travel. Both possess massive powers thanks to their parentage. [59] During their journey, Johnny found out that Ben didn't actually believe the rest of their family was alive. On the football field, Ben received the nickname "Grimm Reaper. He is a member of the Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four Power Synergism: The original members of the Fantastic Four are tethered to each other, and act as their own conduits of power. Your key for reading. Wolverine: Black, White & Blood (2020) #2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In all, his rock-like skin has only been known to be pierced by extraterrestrial weaponry or sorcerous means, and while uncomfortable-looking is actually supple and allows him a wealth of movement. In his youth, Ben was a talented football player. By Colin Tessier Sep 11, 2020. [54], It was later revealed the Puppet Master found dead was the corpse of the Puppet Master's counterpart from the Counter-Earth, and the real Masters was found alive, having being kidnapped by the person who had framed Ben, the Quiet Man. The costume has an intricate scanner system which can detect things around the wearer, from how many people are in the next room to what dimension or planet they are on. Thinking the center was named after the Thing himself, the Yancy Street Gang planned to graffiti the building exterior, but discovered the building was actually named after Daniel Grimm, Ben's deceased older brother and former leader of the gang. Once there, he found himself unable to regain his human form and lapsed a funk over what he saw as Mr. Fantastic’s disloyalty and Alicia’s betrayal of their relationship with Johnny Storm. Following troubles and turmoil with the Fantastic Four and its almost-constant conflicts with menaces bother terrestrial and extraterrestrial, Grimm took on positions outside the team such as head of security for the government’s Pegasus Project. After the return of Johnny Storm,[45] Ben reunited with the rest of the team. He is extremely strong and durable. That said, he finds his thick three fingers and opposable thumb difficult to operate controls and machinery not specifically designed for his use. He reunited with the other members of the Future Foundation and used Annihilation Wave's ships to fight Kree's ones until the Inhumans asked permission to finish the Kree army by their own. He recruited Crystal and Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura) to replace them and served capably as team leader, starting a romance with Sharon that deepened after new cosmic radiation exposure further mutated them both, turning Sharon into a sort of "She-Thing" and Ben into an even stronger, more hideous spiky-hided Thing. [43], Following the Siege of Asgard, Ben was asked by Luke Cage to become a member of the New Avengers. The mutagenic process caused his musculature, bone structure, internal organ composition, soft tissue structure, and skin to greatly increase in toughness and density. When Doctor Doom took advantage of the destruction of the multiverse and built a patchwork Battleworld of his own, Grimm found himself a living wall called the Shield on the strange planet and later aided Reed Richards’ victory over the god-like Doom. New movies, new shows, new things to get excited about in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! In this Marvel Heroes video we'll be going over All Things Thing. [33] He returned to the team using an exoskeleton constructed by Reed Richards that emulated his old powers,[34] however, he was soon changed back into the Thing as a punishment by Galactus.[35]. At the same time, the Yancy Streeters took a perverse pride in their distinguished alumnus and were known to come to Ben's aid on occasion. Grimm took on military service after college to fulfill his dream of becoming a flyboy and gained experience in the astronaut program that would serve him well in his future. The rocket was bombarded by cosmic rays during its flight, causing Ben, Reed, Reed's girlfriend Sue Storm and her brother Johnny, to crash. Mimic's Reality(Earth-12)Unstable Molecules(Earth-33)Thing: Night Falls(Earth-36)Officer GrimmHome to Brother Brit-Man & Spider-Gwen(Earth-65)Real-time Fantastic Four(Earth-98)Benjamin GrimmBig Town(Earth-110)Challengers of Doom(Earth-111)SRA works without Pym(Earth-155)X-Men... Thing | Marvel Database | Fandom. At one point, he seemed to finally change back to his original human body permanently, but when he chafed at being sidelined during his team’s adventures, Richards created a Thing exoskeleton suit of armor for him to wear. [49], After learning from the eye of the murdered Uatu that Johnny unintentionally sabotaged an experiment that could have allowed him to become human again,[50] Ben was found having apparently murdered the Puppet Master; the crime was committed in a sealed room that even Reed could barely penetrate with Alicia as the only witness. When the federal government threatened to withdraw its funding from Richards' project, Richards decided to take the starship on a test flight himself as soon as possible. With encouragement from Alicia, the Thing delivered a powerful blow that knocked out the Hulk and obliterated the puppet controlling him, shattering his arm in the process and knocking him out for a week afterwards.[70]. Marvel's Avengers players finally get to play as Kate Bishop in today's new update to the game Taking Aim, the long-awaited new operation bringing the … [89], Adventurer; former construction worker, security guard, astronaut, test pilot, college football player, student, wrestler, College graduate (State University), U.S. Air Force pilot training, NASA astronaut training. Orphan Benjamin J. Grimm grew up on the sordid sidewalks of New York’s Yancy Street and grew up to be a gruff but kindhearted young man whose only escape lay in a college football scholarship. [62] Now stranded on Earth for the time being, the Guardians parted ways due to internal conflict in the team. Old Fantastic Four foes the Mad Thinker and the Puppet Master tried to escalate the battle, using a mind-controlled Yancy Streeter to deliver a bomb. The three other original members of the Fantastic Four found the Thing in the Mole Man's realm, where Reed Richards realized that by raising a continent in the Pacific, the Mole Man would trigger earthquakes that would destroy California. Fantastic and is often the same height as the 6'7" She-Hulk. | Season 7. Universe, Other Aliases, Education, Place of Origin, Identity, Known Relatives, Group Affiliation. His superhuman strength increased considerably over time. Mary Grimm (paternal grandmother, presumed deceased)[22];unnamed maternal grandmother (deceased);Petunia Grimm (aunt by marriage, deceased);Sophie Grimm (paternal aunt, deceased);Alyce Grimm (paternal aunt and former legal guardian, deceased);Jake Grimm (paternal uncle and former legal guardian);Daniel Grimm (father, deceased);Elsie Grimm (mother, deceased);Daniel Grimm Jr (brother, deceased);unnamed cousin;[23]Alicia Masters (wife);Jo-Venn (adopted son);[24]N'Kalla (adopted daughter);[24]Franklin Richards (godson)Carnage (former symbiote);[25]Grimm Family (relatives), Col.[citation needed] Benjamin J. The Thing received his powers when cosmic rays bombarded his body. [51] Although Ben claimed innocence, his depression over recent events and the lack of alternative evidence led to him being incarcerated in the Raft. Benjamin Grimm is Jewish as is his creator. Fantastic Reed Richards, the Thing lumbered out into the world to find his place in it as a “monster.” As that transpired he sought conflicts with the powerful Hulk, teamed with the Human Torch for adventures, and navigated continuous changes to his appearance and strength. 12. Comment. When military test pilot Benjamin J. Grimm was bombarded with cosmic rays he became the Fantastic Four’s strongest member, the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing! His favourite meal when he was young was corned beef & cabbage. Marvel Heroes at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies The blow was enough to bring him back to his senses and was freed completely from the hammer's influence by Franklin Richards, who broke his promise to not use his powers to save Ben. Ben finally had his Thing powers restored for Sharon's sake. While he was a senior at Stuyvesant High School, Ben received a football scholarship to State University in Hegeman, New York. Then, a future version of Franklin and Valeria appeared as part of Nathaniel Richards's plan. Alynn Chambers also renewed her friendship with Ben (though not their romance), seeking his guidance and support after a stroke left her disfigured and partially crippled.[36]. Growing up an orphan, she adopted the name Skye and worked for the Rising Tide, putting her on S.H.I.E.L.D. The Kree Attack and the Celestial Invasion, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. Instrumental in helping Grimm to adjust to his life as the Thing was the blind sculptress Alicia Masters, whom he met during the Fantastic Four's confrontation with her step-father, the Puppet Master,[30] and who became his girlfriend. Musical Skill: The Thing can play the saxophone.[87]. Powers and Stats. Nevertheless, Grimm was persuaded to serve as the pilot, and Richards' future wife Sue Storm and her teenage brother Johnny insisted on accompanying Richards' as passengers. The costume forms a network with the rest of the Fantastic Four, providing a constant, real time uplink of everyone’s physical condition as well as their location and current situation. 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's radar. As a pilot, Grimm ranks alongside the world’s best and his natural leadership qualities, honed as a gangleader on Yancy Street and his later military experience, makes him a person others wish to follow, despite his sometimes cantankerous moods. Reed Richards eventually discovered that Grimm had reached a state in which he could transform from his Thing form to human form and back at will. He is also often sarcastic, quick to throw a wise crack. Ben accepted and began to study. Ben was given great strength and durability but was also transformed i… May 6, 2014 - And here he is with a slightly more experimental color scheme. After another mutation of his rocky skin, Grimm rejoined the Fantastic Four and became its leader when Reed and Sue Richards retired for a short while. Once cleared of being accused of murdering Alicia Masters’ step-father the Puppet Master, the Thing joined the underground resistance movement against Captain America’s Hydra regime and briefly joined both the outer space Guardians of the Galaxy and the earthbound S.H.I.E.L.D. The Thing once saw Sue Storm Richards as a romantic interest, but she instead became one of the few individuals to be able to see the heart of the man beneath his rocky skin. It was also during this time that he went to work for a grumpy old grocery-clerk, whom he had known as a youth, on Yancy Street to make amends for destroying the clerk's property. The Thing, then able to change at will as Richards’ posited, stayed on the planet after the other heroes returned to Earth and for a while adventured there before he too came back to his birthworld. Both characters can use the Old Power, which gives the user the ability to harness power from a planet to … Cage assured Ben that he could maintain joint membership with both teams just as Wolverine serves as a member of the Avengers and the X-Men. Most all super heroes on Earth see Ben Grimm as a staunch ally and strong partner, a status he values and never tries to exploit. The powers of all of the Fantastic Four are based on one of the four classical elements, with Ben's element being earth. Blue Marvel’s source power releases from the Anti-Matter which derives from inter-dimensional Universe known as Negative Zone. Overall, some have noted that the truest, real enemy in Ben Grimm’s rogue’s gallery stands as himself. In the meantime, Richards went ahead with his project to build a starship, using both his own fortune and funding from the Federal government. Despite that sadness, The Thing never shies away from a fight when it’s time to protect his family. After his parents died, Grimm was taken in by his Uncle Jake, who had risen from poverty to become a successful physician. On that planet, Grimm found himself able to change to human form and back. Known Superhuman Powers: The Thing possesses superhuman strength, endurance, and durability. In fact, during his fight with the Champion of the universe, despite suffering severe injuries, he kept coming back, making the Champion remark that while he could break every bone in Ben's body, he could never defeat him, as he could never break Ben's spirit, and forfeited the fight so that he wouldn't be forced to hurt Ben anymore. The two formed a bond during their college days, and while tested upon many occasions has withstood the challenges presented it through their years adventuring. WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Empyre Fallout: Fantastic Four #1 by Dan Slott, Sean Izaakse, Marcio Menyz, … The Thing's shape-shifting nature means that the biology can be the same as the organism it has replicated, or is in the process of replicating. Some time later, the owner of the market where Ben worked talked to the rabbis of the synagogue and asked if Ben had an interest in having his bar mitzvah, because as he had completed 13 years of his second life as the Thing, they made him an exception. Expert Pilot: Ben is an exceptionally skilled and experienced pilot, proficient with many varieties of both conventional and exotic aircraft. Handicap: Ben is limited in his capacity to use normal, everyday appliances due to his sheer size, weight and strength or interact with normal objects. Grimm was attracted to her calm demeanor and her ability to see into people’s souls despite her blindness, and though their relationship has also met with many challenges over time, they always found each other and rekindled their romance. The Thing has the ability to reconstitute itself following immense damage, and is invulnerable to most conventional forms of attack. When they landed, they found themselves alive but physically changed, with strange powers. Grimm agreed to help the Mole Man in his attempt to use an earth shifting machine to raise a small continent in the Pacific Ocean to serve as a homeland for the Mole Man's society. However, unknown to Richards, a solar flare caused Earth's Van Allen radiation belts to be filled temporarily with unprecedented, ultra-high levels of cosmic radiation. Red Hulk then challenged him, but of the two goliaths, Angrir emerged victoriously and destroyed Avengers Tower. 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