The Thing


Real Name
Benjamin Grimm
First Appearance
Ultimate Fantastic Four #1 (February, 2004)
Mark Millar, Brian Michael Bendis, Adam Kubert, Stan Lee [original character], Jack Kirby [original character]
Team Affliations
Ultimates, USAF, Fantastic Four
Grimm Reaper, Rocky, Stone Man
Base of Operations
New York City
Superhuman Stamina, Enhanced Reflexes, Enhanced Endurance, Sensory Adaptation, Temperature Tolerance, Superhuman Durability, Superhuman Strength
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience

The Thing is a superhero in the Ultimate Marvel Universe and is based on the the Thing from the Marvel Universe.


After taking part in an interdimensional experiment with his childhood friend Reed Richards, Ben Grimm was accidentally transformed into a monstrous creature with rock-like skin.  He began calling himself the Thing and with Reed, Susan Storm and Johnny Storm formed the superhero team the Fantastic Four.


Benjamin Grimm was born and raised in Queens, New York by his mother Rachel Grimm.  As a teenager, he attended Midtown High School, where he was the star linebacker of the school's football team, earning the nickname "The Grimm Reaper".

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