Persuaded it was not yet his time, Ben agreed to return to the land of the living with his friends - and the Creator allowed it. Ben Grimm, better known as the Thing, is the original quintessential tough-guy of the Marvel Universe. Recently, Grimm proposed to Masters and the two were finally wed as husband and wife. He is voiced by Fred Tatasciore in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and by Dave Boat in Ultimate Spider-Man andHulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Games Movies TV Video. While he was a senior at Stuyvesant High School, Ben received a football scholarship to State University in Hegeman, New York. Over the years, the mutations to the Thing's body have continued to progress slowly. [59] In the aftermath of the Fantastic Four's end, The Thing joined the Guardians of the Galaxy. 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. On the day that Grimm left the military, Richards came to him to remind him of his promise to pilot the starship. Learn all about Thing both on screen and in comics! With Doom’s former power, Richards reconstituted the prime universe, but chose to remain behind the scenes with Sue Richards and their children to rebuild other realities. The Thing has battled Doctor Doom, stared down Galactus and fought aliens in deep space. Fantastic showed a new secondary headquarters called Foundation and new costumes were given to the members of the Future Foundation, as part of the reformation of the Fantastic Four. 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. 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. 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Later, the She-Thing grew mentally unstable and clashed with Grimm and the team. See marvel.com/unlimited for additional details. The composition of his epidermis changed from an abnormally dense, somewhat-lumpy-but-still-comparatively smooth hide to a flexible, interlocking network of rock-like lumps. Powers and Abilities (explained By PowerHerc) The Thing building and testing his strength. This style often incorporates collegiate wrestling techniques, Boxing (as he has been stated to have spent hours upon hours honing his boxing skills in the gym during college), and on at least one occasion even Jujutsu. 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]. During this battle, Ben had to overcome a superior foe, who was been controlled by the Puppet Master, in order to save himself and Alicia. These changes also impacted his personality and mood, bring bouts of anger that inspired him to quit the team with little provocation and even attempt to exile himself in other time periods and other remote locations. 0. He is a member of the Fantastic Four. Grimm was only eight years old at the time. operative. Auto-renewal and other terms apply. The young man died and the Thing verbally blasted both sides for not caring about the civilians caught in the conflict. Once back on Earth, the four passengers discovered that the cosmic radiation had triggered mutagenic changes in their bodies. However, Reed was certain that Ben could be resurrected. Jun 11, 2020 - 2,632 Likes, 24 Comments - Marvel Fanpage (@marvelhero.id) on Instagram: “THE THING⁠ ⁠ Secara tampilan The Thing memang gak begitu "eye catching" tapi kebaikan hatinya yang…” Wolverine: Black, White & Blood (2020) #2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Guardians were called in by Captain Marvel to help her forces fight Iron Man's during the second superhuman civil war. [65], Shortly after Ben had decided to move on from the loss of his family by proposing to Alicia Masters, he and Johnny were reunited with Reed, Sue and the rest of the Future Foundation after Reed summoned them to help them fight a mysterious powerful being called the Griever at the End of All Things who repudiated the Future Foundation's mission of creating new universes, and confronted the team as soon as Franklin was depleted of his ability to create entirely new realities. While attending Empire State he earned the eternal friendship of genius Reed Richards and promised to pilot the starship Richards intended to design and build. He also often assisted his teammate Johnny during the young man's solo adventures. Peak Human Speed and Agility: Despite his abnormal size and weight, Ben is able to move as fast and as freely as he did when he was human.[86]. He dislikes mayonnaise, at least in his sandwiches. He convinced Sue and Johnny to join him in this quest, which ultimately led them to the gates of Heaven itself using a modified model of Doom's old afterlife machine. [55], When the universe, and the entirety of the Multiverse, came to an end as a consequence of a phenomena known as incursions, Reed Richards was one of the few survivors. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Empyre: Avengers #3 by Jim Zub, Carlos Magno, Espen Grundetjern, and VC's Ariana Maher, on sale now. In the end, Ben was proved innocent. Grimm’s late brother convinced him to reclaim his life on Earth and the Fantastic Four experienced another reunion and restrengthening of their bond as a family. 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. The Thing was created byStan Leeand Jack Kirby. But eventually, he came to return their love. 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. Name: Benjamin Grimm, The Thing Origin: Marvel Comics. Pilot Grimm was forced to abort the flight and return to Earth. [43], Following the Siege of Asgard, Ben was asked by Luke Cage to become a member of the New Avengers. Join the fight and take on Galactus to save all of Reality. For more context about this version of the team… While Grimm lived in the Mole Man's realm, his most recent mutations went into remission, leaving him looking little different than before these recent mutations had begun. She was born to Calvin Johnson and Jiaying, but was taken away when her mother was seemingly killed by HYDRA. He is also often sarcastic, quick to throw a wise crack. Indomitable Will: One of Ben's remarkable qualities is his extreme willpower. By Colin Tessier Sep 11, 2020. [27] Together they became the Fantastic Four, a team of adventurers who explored space, time and alternate dimensions and saved the world along the way from science-based threats. The Thing Beat Marvel’s Skrull Invasion Without His Powers In the Ultimate Universe, a de-powered Ben Grimm from an alternate timeline defeats the Super-Skrull and stops the Skrull invasion all by himself. Unfortunately, once back to work, they discovered their resources drained by the U.S. government and were forced to operate with low funds and at menial jobs to make ends meet. Marvel Just Handed the Thing His Biggest Challenge Ever. Marvel Comics: Universe: Earth-616 - Prime Marvel Universe: Full name : Benjamin Jacob Grimm: Alter Egos: Angrir The Thing (Constatin) The Thing (FOX) Thing (Dormmamuverse) Aliases: Blackbeard the Pirate, Grim Ben, Dr. Josiah Verpoorteen, Angrir, Place of birth: New York City: First appearance: Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961) Alignment: Good: Connections. 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. Upon emerging from the wreckage, the crew was subject to incredible changes from the radiation, and the pilot himself lucklessly transformed into a hulking, boulder-skinned monstrosity quickly dubbed the Thing. Within ten years, he had succeeded his brother as leader of the Yancy Street Gang. His powers are also implied to have robbed him of his sense of touch. Despite his tough and gruff attitude and personality, he has at times, although seldom, shown to lightly tear up during extremely touching moments, proving he does have a sensitive side beneath his hard disposition. [31], After a battle with the Hulk, where he had been exposed to the Hulk's Gamma radiation, Ben was permanently transformed back into his human form[32] and was replaced in the Fantastic Four by Luke Cage. The monstrous Man-Thing is one of Marvel's most powerful mystical wildcards, and he inspires fear all around the Marvel Universe. The Thing seemed to die following that event and Richards and the others sought the path of his soul, tracing it all the way to “Heaven” and an audience with a being known simply as the Creator. This is all Marvel Heroes gameplay and Thing gameplay. This implacable determination was also demonstrated in the battle against the Immortal Hulk. Both possess massive powers thanks to their parentage. That moment, the Mad Celestials appeared to destroy this universe. | Season 7. When Reed and Sue retired from active Fantastic Four duty to focus on raising their son, they left Ben in charge. [58] Since Ben and Johnny believed the rest of their family to be dead, the Fantastic Four were disbanded. 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. He left his life with the Yancy Street Gang behind, entered high school, and became a football star there. May 6, 2014 - And here he is with a slightly more experimental color scheme. Then, a future version of Franklin and Valeria appeared as part of Nathaniel Richards's plan. 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. Richards called himself Mister Fantastic, Susan and Johnny Storm took the names of the Invisible Girl (later Invisible Woman) and the Human Torch, and Grimm, morose over his new grotesque appearance, named himself the Thing. Grimm was opposed to the idea, warning that the star ship's shielding might prove to be inadequate protection from intense radiation storms. Musical Skill: The Thing can play the saxophone.[87]. Ben Grimm looks upon the Fantastic Four as his true family, and counts Reed Richards as his best friend. Ben Grimm’s outward form has mutated over his years as the Thing, changing from a lumpy hide to what appears to be individual rocks linked together, and at one time he possessed the ability to regain his human form at will. Its sensors can track all of the team’s uniforms and provide a picture of their immediate vicinity. Fantastic and is often the same height as the 6'7" She-Hulk. 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. The Thing has no outer ear structure. The radiation mutated him and his friends, turning him into a super-strong rock like monster with a "Heart of Gold". Marvel Heroes Thing! After his parents died, Grimm was taken in by his Uncle Jake, who had risen from poverty to become a successful physician. Blue Marvel’s source power releases from the Anti-Matter which derives from inter-dimensional Universe known as Negative Zone. Ventura, now transformed into a “She-Thing,” struck up a romance with Grimm and also fought alongside his team until Mr. Fantastic’s and the Invisible Woman’s eventual return. His favourite meal when he was young was corned beef & cabbage. Richards convinced the three others that the four of them should use their new powers for the good of humanity as members of a team named the Fantastic Four. [46] Meanwhile the other heroes on Earth where dealing with the scraps of the battle which could damage the Earth, Reed and Sue summons Galactus, who completely destroys the Kree army. [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. [28], Benjamin J. Grimm was born on Yancy Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, where he grew up in poverty. 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 … Ben has not yet had a serious relationship since his split with Sharon, though he has flirted with Reed's old friend Alyssa Moy and briefly dated Damage Control executive Kathleen O'Meara. [44], During a Kree attack to New York, Ben fought along the Future Foundation and other heroes against the alien army and went to Soho to see if Alicia Master was well. 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. Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. His enormous superhuman strength allows him to lift more than 100 tons. Powers is an television pilot produced by Playstation Network and Sony Pictures Television based on the comic published by Image Comics (2000-2004) and later Marvel Comics under the Icon imprint. He is extremely strong and durable. They can be apart within their own universe and retain a connection, but prolonged periods cut off from each other in other universes result in a gradual decline in power levels. How do you reassemble the Avengers? The Thing normally carries a miniature flare pistol capable of creating a fiery “4" signal in the sky. [51] Although Ben claimed innocence, his depression over recent events and the lack of alternative evidence led to him being incarcerated in the Raft. Probably the coolest of all Captain Marvel’s powers, it’s also an ability that actually rolls several superpowers into one. Concealing his discovery of Grimm's mental block for fear of hurting his feelings, Richards claimed that the nature of the planet itself was somehow responsible for Grimm's ability to transform back and forth. The costume is capable of displaying data and has touch-pad controls on the gauntlets. Marvel Database is a FANDOM Comics Community. Possibly his arch-enemy could be said to be Doctor Doom, whom Grimm met in college as Victor von Doom, Latverian monarch and scientific genius. Ben finally had his Thing powers restored for Sharon's sake. 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. He worked for a time as a superhumanly strong wrestler for the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation, and also participated in missions with the West Coast Avengers. [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. After destroying Yancy Street, the Future Foundation attempted to free Ben's mind, but he was too far gone and too powerful for them to stop. 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 k… Once back with the Fantastic Four, Grimm lead the team again yet that time with the Black Panther and the X-Men’s Storm as replacements for Reed and Sue Richards. ), Unlock the world of Marvel Digital Comics! After he had repaid his debt in work (for the damage he done), Ben and the clerk parted ways. Tier: 5-B. 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