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Real Name: Ben Grimm

Identity/Class: Extradimensional ("Earth-96111") human mutate

Occupation: Former pilot

Group Membership: The Fantastic Four of "Earth-96111"

Affiliations: Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Susan Storm (all of "Earth-96111")

Enemies: None known

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An unrevealed location on "Earth-96111"

First Appearance: Marvel Vision#1 (January, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: The Thing possessed a freakish appearance and presumably had superhuman strength, resistance, and durability.

History:  (Marvel Vision#1 - Timeslip) - Scientist Reed Richards, his girlfriend Susan Storm, her kid brother Johnny Storm, and pilot Ben Grimm snuck onto a top secret military base where they stole an experimental rocket. While Ben was opposed to the mission, he was talked into piloting the rocket by Susan Storm, whom he had a secret crush on. As Ben had feared, the rocket's shields were not enough to protect the four from cosmic radiation and they crashed back on Earth after being covered in the radiation. The others gained fantastic superhuman powers but Ben found himself transformed into a monstrous creature.

Comments: Created by Jim Krueger and Kelly Jones.

The Thing's reality had a divergent point that occurred during the events seen in Fantastic Four I#1 (November, 1961).

Profile by Proto-Man.

The Thing (Timeslip) has no known connections to

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Timeslip: The Collection#1, p3, splash page (Thing, main pic & headshot)

Other Appearances:
Marvel Vision#1 (January, 1996) - "Timeslip: The Thing" - Jim Krueger (writer), Kelly Jones (art)

Last updated: 03/19/07

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