The Thing

The Thing

Real Name
Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm
First Appearance
The Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #1 (November, 1961)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Team Affiliations
Future Foundation, Fantastic Four, UCWF, West Coast Avengers, Thunderiders, Yancy Street Gang, Avengers West Coast, New Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Worthy
Blackbeard the Pirate, Angrir: Breaker of Souls, Dr. Josiah Verpoorteen, El Morrito
Base of Operations
New York City
Superhuman strength, stamina and durability, Rock-like skin, Enhanced Lung Capacity
Skills and Abilities
Skilled street fighter and hand to hand combatant, Excellent dexterity, Above-average reflexes, Professional Pilot

The Thing (Ben Grimm) is a superhero in the Marvel Universe and a member of the Fantastic Four.


He was an astronaut in a space station with the other Fantastic Four and Dr. Doom. But he was fixing a panel outside. The station's scanners picked up a cosmic storm and called Ben in, but Ben came too late and got full blast of the storm. He experienced the side effects of the storm at Earth at night. And called his fiance for help but his fiance saw Ben's appearance and left, screaming. Later in the bridge, he and the four saved a fire truck and became famous. Later the Fantastic Four (with him) defeat Dr. Doom and saved the city.

Movies and TV showsEdit

  • Ultimate Spider Man
  • Avengers
  • The Fantastic Four (2005)
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Fantastic Four (2015)


Super Strength, Endurance, stamina, rock like skin gives him protection, hold his breath for more time than regular humans, each hand has three fingers and a thumb

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