Real Name: Presumably Ben Grimm
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-22177) Human mutate
Occupation: Vurtuvurse occupant; while inside the Vurtuvurse, he acted as a superhero
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Johnny Storm; Reed Richards and Sue Storm (the latter two were just products of the Vurtuvurse and not the real Reed and Sue)
Enemies: Various Vurtuvurse criminals
Known Relatives: Petunia (aunt)
Aliases: Ever Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing
Base of Operations: The Vurtuvurse
First Appearance: Marvel Universe Millennial Visions 2001 (February, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: The Thing had superhuman strength and durability due to his rock-like hide, as well as the ability to manipulate and control fire.
History: (Marvel Universe Millennial Visions 2001 - "The Thing: Vurtuvurse TM" (fb) - BTS) - Before they died, Reed Richards and Sue Storm downloaded their identities onto a disc and uploaded them into the virtual reality world known as the Vurtuvurse. They also attempted to upload Johnny Storm into the Vurtuvurse, but his genetic makeup caused the fiery destruction of half of the virtual world. After Johnny's destruction of the Vurtuvurse, the computerized Reed and Sue uploaded the Thing into the Vurtuvurse, where they gave him Johnny's old flame abilities.
(Marvel Universe Millennial Visions 2001 - "The Thing: Vurtuvurse TM")
- On August 12, 2064, the Thing thought to himself about his life inside
the Vurtuvurse and how his body had failed him seventeen years prior, but
his rock-like hide kept him alive despite the failings.
Comments: Created by Liam Sharp.
Thing should not be confused with:
Marvel Universe Millennial Visions 2001, p33, splash page (all pics in the profile comes from this page)
Last updated: 10/22/05
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