(of Earth-5560)

Real Name: Ted Sallis

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-5560) human mutate

Occupation: Guardian of the Nexus of All Realities

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Doctor Strange; formerly Captain America, Daredevil, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Wolverine

Enemies: Mister Termineus, Nightmare

Known Relatives: Ellen Brandt (ex-wife, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Nexus of All Realities, Earth

First Appearance: Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001 (February, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Man-Thing existed as a swamp-like creature that enveloped the entire planet Earth, with its roots in the shattered Nexus of All Realities.

Height: 7'0" (at his core, presumably)
Weight: 500 lbs. (at his core, presumably)
Eyes: Red
Hair: None (though green vegetation strands cover most of his body)

History: (Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001 - "Shattered Nexus" (fb) - BTS) - Following the murder of Ted Sallis' "widow" Ellen Brandt at the hands of the demon Nightmare during what was later called the Dreamtide Rising (an event which Doctor Strange had some responsibility in which drove him down his own ruinous course), Sallis, who had been mutated into the swamp creature Man-Thing some time earlier, was left without the care and support of his long-time guide. Several others were brought in to replace Ellen Brandt's guiding force for the Man-Thing, who remained the Guardian of the Nexus of All Realities. The ever-changing guiding forces left Man-Thing extremely vulnerable to attack, a vulnerability that was taken advantage of by the enigmatic Mister Termineus, who destroyed the Nexus of All Realities. The Nexus' destruction reverberated throughout the Multiverse, destroying several realities, decimating others, leaving some uninhabitable and causing Man-Thing, who was at the center of the shattering Nexus, to grow and spread alongside his swamp at an accelerated rate, blanketing the entire planet and killing all non-swamp life despite the efforts of Earth's mightiest heroes. 

(Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001 - "Shattered Nexus") - His body expanded throughout Earth, Ted Sallis, his mind trapped within the mindless body of the Man-Thing, was forced to bear silent witness to the horrors encompassing the planet.

Comments: Created by Jim Calafiore and Peter Palmiotti.

Man-Thing's height & weight are presumed to be the same as his Earth-616 counterpart.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-5560's Man-Thing has no KNOWN connections to:

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Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001, p17, splash page (Man-Thing, main image)

Marvel Knights Millennial Visions 2001 (February, 2002) - "Shattered Nexus" story - Jim Calafiore (writer, pencils), Peter Palmiotti (inks), no editor credited

Last updated: 02/26/17

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