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Type: Divergent Earth

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Presumably vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Humans

Significant Inhabitants: Human Torch, Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic

First Appearance: What If? I#34 (August, 1982)

History: (What If? I#34/51) - Without the invention of unstable molecules, the Fantastic Four's uniforms were unable to conform to their powers. Reed could stretch but often ended up showing skin since his uniform did not stretch with him and the Invisible Girl could turn invisible but her clothing would remain visible. When the Human Torch yelled flame off, he was naked, his fire powers having burned up his uniform.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald and Bob Layton.

This reality diverged when Reed Richards did not discover unstable molecules.

Unstable molecules, for those of you just joining us, are what allow the Fantastic Four (as well as other heroes)'s uniforms adapt to their superpowers. That would be why the Human Torch doesn't burn up his clothing, etc. etc.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-Reed Richards Had Not Invented Unstable Molecules has no known connections to

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What If? I#34, p27, pan4-6 (Mister Fantastic and others in non-adapting uniforms, main pic)

Other Appearances:
What If? I#34 (August, 1982) - "What if Reed Richards Had Not Invented Unstable Molecules?" - Mark Gruenwald (writer/artist), Bob Layton (artist)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 08/16/04

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