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Do-gooder
TheThing
Background information
Origin Fantastic Four
Hero information
Full name Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm
Alias The Thing, Thing, Grimm, Ben, Breaker of Souls, Angrir, Dr. Josiah Verpoorteen, El Morrito
Occupation Superhero warrior and a high-ranking member of the Fantastic Four Team
Powers / Skills Skilled street fighter and hand to hand combatant

Superhuman strength, stamina and durability
Excellent dexterity
Above-average reflexes
Enhanced lung capacity
High-level intellect

Hobbies Protecting the world, Fighting and defeating his enemies, Be with his friends
Goals Protect Earth from threats
Family Daniel Jacob Grimm (Brother, deceased)
Unnamed Father (deceased)
Unnamed Mother (deceased)
Friends / Allies Reed Richards
Susan Storm
Johnny Storm
Enemies Doctor Doom and more
Type of Hero Fighter


It's Clobbering Time!
~ The Thing's infamous quote


The Thing, real name, Benjamin Grimm, was a friend of Reed Richards who was caught in the accident that created the Fantastic Four - while the others remained relatively human he was mutated into a rock-like monster and he is very sensitive about that fact - Reed has promised to find a cure for Ben but so far has been unsuccessful.

Despite the tragedy behind the Thing the man remains a hero - famous for his battle-cry of "It's Clobberin' Time!" and being the resident strongman of the team he is the one most likely tearing apart a Doom-Bot or holding up a bus to save some innocents, of course he has a softer side too, despite his appearance.

Powers/Abilities

The Thing is super human strong and virtually immune to damage - able to fight against the Hulk for a while, he also tires slowly and can leap pretty far and high - probably due to his sheer size and strength. Also despite his rocky appearance the Thing retains the same agility and reflexes he had as an ordinary human and can catch unwary opponents off-guard, the Thing is also a highly trained pilot as he was a former test pilot in the United States Air Force and is equally well-trained in hand-to-hand combat with knowledge of boxing, wrestling, judo, jujutsu and street fighting techniques.

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