Real Name: Sven Gollison
Identity/Class: Human technology user, citizen of Sweden
Occupation: Inventor, would-be criminal
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Sweden; Manhattan, New York City
Appearances: Thing I#7; (true form) Thing I#7/2 (January, 1984)
Powers: None. Goody Two-Shoes wore a pair of Atomic Boots. The actual power they granted him is unknown, but he was unable to even budge the Thing, and was knocked out with a single flick of his finger.
In a "fake" story embellished by Byrne, the Boots granted Goody Two-Shoes the power to manhandle the Thing, cause several feet of asphalt to shatter, scale the Empire State Building in minutes, and easily survive a jump from the top of its antenna, as well as survive several full-force blows from the Thing before collapsing.
Weight: 200 lbs.
History: Goody Two-Shoes designed a pair of Atomic Boots, which he believed would make formidable weapons, while in his native Sweden. Wishing to test out his boots against an American super-hero, he traveled to New York City and robbed a bank. Believing him to be dangerous, he was given what he wanted at the bank, but was then confronted by the Thing, who easily resisted a kick to the chest and then knocked him out with a single flick of his finger. Goody Two-Shoes was presumably arrested and/or deported.
Comments: Created by John Byrne and Ron Wilson (and Ann Nocenti)
This story was part of the notorious Assistant Editor's Month, where the Assistant Editors directed the storyline while the regular Editors were away at a convention on the West Coast. The gist of the story was that Byrne and the others at Marvel usually get their stories directly from the characters that they write about. In some cases, the actual events aren't "interesting" enough, so the writers have to embellish things. This was the case with Goody Two-Shoes. However, the story they wrote, and the fact that his battles aren't always "interesting" enough, angered the Thing sufficiently that he crushed Byrne's office (with Byrne, Wilson, and Nocenti in it) into something "interesting."
In the fake story (which took up the bulk of the issue), Goody Two-Shoes gave the Thing the beating of his life, smashing him and the surrounding streets, cars, etc., before the Thing heroically rallied and managed to stop him.
The character's real name was revealed in the Fantastic Four Encyclopedia.
The events as they "actually" occurred.
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Last updated: 05/01/05
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