Real Name: Mary Rina
Identity/Class: Human mutate, citizen of Canada,
Group Membership: Remnants (Amazo-Maxi-Woman,
Deadpool, Mant/Ernest Sanger, Panther Cub/T'Dogo, Sterling)
Affiliations: General Darlegung, unnamed SHIELD
Enemies: Deadpool, Weapon X
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Wench" (nickname used by Panther Cub)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed, formerly New York
First Appearance: Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1 (January 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Miss Thing possessed enhanced
strength (at least class 10, possibly higher) and durability.
Traumatized by a lifetime of unspecified agression, she is easily
provoked and prone to bloodlust and berserker rages. Despite her anger
issues, Rina is highly intelligent and a voracious reader. Her costume
is adorned with the adamantium laced skeletal remains, including three
claws on each hand she can control with an external mechanism.
Height: 5'11 (by approximation)
Weight: 160 pounds (by approximation)
History:(Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1 (fb) - BTS) - Little is known of Mary Rina's past in Canada, save that she was often the victim of violence and bullying.
(Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1 (fb) - BTS) - Swordsman, now calling himself
Deadpool, trained the team for a short while before taking a leave of
absence to undergo cancer treatments. He left Mant in charge, with Miss
Thing serving as his unofficial second in command.
(Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1) - To drum up business for their new team, Mant hired a professional photographer to stage a fight scene for a PR shot. In their headquarters, the team posed with cardboard dummies of several supervillains. Miss Thing was furiously slashing a Doctor Doom facsimile until the perfect picture was taken. Taking a break between shots, she took out a copy of Sun Tzu's The art of war. Not even looking up from the book, she put the arrogant Panther Cub in his place by kicking the crate he was standing on when he called her "wench" and demanding she sewed his ill fitting costume. Before a fight could break out, Mant received a call from SHIELD general Darlegung who had a mission for the team.
(Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1 - BTS) - Miss Thing and the others met up with Darlegung aboard a SHIELD helicarrier en route to Egypt.
(Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1) - Miss Thing and her teammates were stunned
to learn their former leader Deadpool had gone rogue. Darlegung showed
them footage of Deadpool murdering SHIELD agents to steal a Helicarrier
as well as defiling the Sphinx. After the general produced definite
proof of Deadpool's involvement, one of his engraved swords, Miss Thing
furiously offered the team's aid. Mant tried to restrain her enthusiasm,
after all they hadn't even decided on a name for the team yet. But Mary
was adamant: all they needed was transportation.
(Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1 - BTS) - Darlegung arranged for the heroes to have access to the Fantastic Four's abandoned Fantasticar. Finding the craft only set four people, the five man team needed an extra seat. Miss Thing had an old recliner tied to the craft and sat in it while the team went after the Helicarrier.
(Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1) - Catching up with the Helicarrier, the
team clumsily fought their way on board, succeeding in beating soldiers
loyal to Deadpool with Miss Thing using the claws on her skeleton
costume to hack into her opponents. They made their way to the control
room where Deadpool was waiting for them, surrounded by dozens of
nuclear warheads. Stunned to find their former mentor now morbidly obese
and clearly deranged, they listened to his story while a dumbfounded
Mary grasped with the fact she once fantasized about his body. They then
watched as Deadpool explained the reason for his derangement: he had
learned that they were all figments of powerful preschooler's
imagination. They had all been created to live in a universe inside a
little blue ball. Unable to cope with this, Deadpool had decided to lash
out. Before Mant had rallied the others to stop their mentor, Deadpool
had mounted a nuke and launched the entire arsenal at the Moon. Miss
Thing and the others could do little else but watch as the rockets
struck the lunar surface near where the Watcher lived. They then
witnessed another aerial light show: Doctor Doom's global sidereal
transmat field that shifted Counter-Earth from its pocket dimension to
Comments: Created by Joe Kelly (writer), Ethan van
Sciver (pencils), Scott Koblish (inks)
So, here we have a woman who not only murdered a man without consequences but now wears his bones in her new career as a crimefighter? Hey kids, comics!
That Remnants oneshot is 100 percent zany, uncut weirdness that really doesn't hold up too well 20+ years later. But as a product of its time it's great fun. In the greater scheme of the Heroes Reborn event their involvement is negligible, making Remnants a relatively pointless book. But I guess that's the biggest meta joke of all.
Miss Thing's full name was revealed in the Remnants entry
in Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul I#1
Profile by Norvo
Miss Thing has no known connections to
Having recently escaped the Weapon X program that infused his skeletal structure with adamantium, the now feral and bloodthirsty man assaulted Mary Rina in the Canadian woods. In the end, he proved no match for her might and died when she pulped him with a boulder. After his death, Rina gutted his remains and took his indestructible skeleton. She later wore it as part of her uniform as Miss Thing.
-- Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1
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Deadpool Rank & File Corps I#1 (mainimage)
Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1, p14, pan3 (close up)
Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1, p3, pans1&2 (dealing with Panther Cub)
Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1 p12, pan4 (attacks)
Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1, p9, pan4 (Wolverine of Heroes Reborn)
Heroes Reborn: Remnants#1 (January, 2000) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ethan van Sciver (pencils), Scott Koblish (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 10/18/2019
Last Updated: 10/18/2019
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