(of Earth-96433)

Real Name: Benjamin Grimm

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-96433) human mutate

Occupation: Chamberlain

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Ben (of Earth-60907), Black Susan (of Earth-39758), Captain of the Guard, Johnny (of Earth-60907), Sue (of Earth-60907), Pirate Capt. Johnny Storm (of Earth-96662), Queen Storm

Enemies: The "Man with the Heart of Iron," Pirate Skrulls (of Earth-96662), Venom Skrulls (of Earth-19936)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile throughout Earth-96433

First Appearance: Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#2 (June, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Chamberlain Grimm presumably had the same powers that his Earth-616 counterpart had, including superhuman strength and durability due to his rock-like hide.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'0") (see comments)
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 800lbs.)
(see comments)
Eyes: Blue (see comments)
Hair: None (see comments)

History: (Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#2) - After Earth-616 Reed Richards' alternate reality viewing device, the Bridge, malfunctioned due to the Fantastic Four's Baxter Building headquarters' losing power, Reed engaged the Bridge's visualizer to view his teammates Ben Grimm, Sue Richards and Johnny Storm, the trio having sent back in time to the prehistoric era to witness the cosmic Celestials on Earth, while his daughter Valeria Richards was restoring the Building's power. The restoration caused a compression of space-time and sent Ben, Sue and Johnny through time and space to experience alternate versions of themselves (see comments).

One such alternate history experienced was on Earth-96433, where Chamberlain Grimm was with Queen Storm when the Captain of the Guard revealed the "Man with the Heart of Iron" was leading a peasant revolt against the Queen to turn their monarchy into a republic. Grimm joined  the Queen on the battlefield against the peasants when space-time compressed again, shunting Chamberlain Grimm to Earth-96662, where he appeared aboard a flying pirate ship with pirate versions of himself, Johnny and Sue.

(Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#3) - Chamberlain Grimm found the Earth-96662 ship under attack from another flying ship, which was crewed by Skrulls. Grimm was initially unsure of whether to join in a fight with these "ruffians" but ultimately teamed up with the pirate Ben to attack the Skrulls. They defeated the ship but found themselves about to be attacked by several other ships. Space-time then compressed once more and both Chamberlain Grimm and Pirate Captain Johnny found themselves shunted to Earth-39758, a western world that utilized robotic horses. The pair joined their cowboy counterparts in drinking as Black Susan won her duel against the "Man from Beyond."

Space-time soon compressed again and Chamberlain Grimm, Pirate Captain Johnny and Black Susan found themselves shunted to Earth-60907, where they appeared on a WWII style bomber with the Earth-60907 native Sue, Johnny and Ben. When the plane was eventually hit and seemed about to crash, Pirate Captain Johnny parachuted to safety but Chamberlain Grimm, unable to pilot due to planes not existing in his home reality, found no parachute for himself and was forced to jump out of the plane without a parachute.

(Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#4) - Space-time collapsed once more and Chamberlain Grimm, Pirate Captain Johnny, Black Susan and the trio of Sue, Ben and Johnny from Earth-60907 found themselves shunted to Earth-19936. Here, Reed Richards had become the Supreme Intelligence, and was attacked an killed by Venom-possessed Skrulls, who attacked and killed some of the present Johnny, Ben, and Sue counterparts. Chamberlain Grimm was last seen being overwhelmed before Reed-616 shut off the Bridge and returned Earth-616's Sue, Johnny and Ben back to their home reality.

Comments: Created by Jonathan Hickman, Sean Chen & Lorenzo Ruggiero 

Chamberlain Grimm's physical stats are approximated from that of his Earth-616 counterpart, Thing.

The exact nature of Earth-616's Ben, Sue and Johnny experiencing the alternate realties is never explained. They seem to be experiencing the alternate realties from the bodies of their counterparts, jumping between them when space-time compresses. The issue arises when there are multiple versions in the same reality, especially in the final reality visited, as by that point, three versions of Ben, Sue and Johnny exist in the same reality. So which version are the Earth-616's versions inhabiting?

The comic was not clear which Ben, Sue and Johnny counterparts died fighting the Venom-possessed Skrulls of reality-19936. Some were shown with what were likely mortal wounds before Earth-616's Johnny, Ben & Sue were returned to Earth-616 but their deaths were not confirmed.
    As such, their fates are left unrevealed in the subprofiles below. --Proto-Man

Profile by Copeinator123.

Earth-96433's Chamberlain Grimm has no known connections to:

Ben, Johnny & Sue (of Earth-60907)

The trio of Ben, Johnny and Sue were fighting on Earth-60907 during a war with both older WWII-era planes and alien spaceships. They joined Earth-96433's Chamberlain Grimm, Earth-96662's Pirate Captain Johnny and Earth-39758's Black Susan when they were shunted to Earth-19936 due to space-time compression. Their final fate during the attack on Earth-19936 by Venom-possessed Skrulls is unrevealed.

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#3 (#4,

Black Susan (of Earth-39758)

Black Susan was the sheriff of an Earth-39758 western town who defeated the "Man from Beyond" in a duel. She joined Earth-96433's Chamberlain Grimm and Earth-96662's Pirate Captain Johnny when they were shunted to other realities due to space-time compression. Her final fate during the attack on Earth-19936 by Venom-possessed Skrulls is unrevealed.

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#3 (#4,

Captain of the Guard & the "Man with the Heart of Iron" (of Earth-96433)

The Captain of the Guard was (as his name suggests) was the head of the Queen's royal guard and informed her than the "Man with the Heart of Iron" was leading a peasant revolt to turn their monarchy into a republic. The two armies fought and the fate of the pair of these was unrevealed after space-time compression of Earth-96433.

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#2

Pirate Captain Johnny (of Earth-96662)

Pirate Captain Johnny was the leader of a flying pirate ship on Earth-96662 that was joined by Earth-96433's Chamberlain Grimm while under attack by Skrulls. He joined Chamberlain Grimm when they were transported to the successive realties due to space-time compression. His final fate during the attack on Earth-19936 by Venom-possessed Skrulls is unrevealed.

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#2 (#3-4,

Queen Storm (of Earth-96433)

Queen Storm ruled over a medieval kingdom which had a peasant revolt led by the "Man with the Heart of Iron." She joined in the battle against them but her fate after the space-time compression of Earth-96433 is unrevealed.

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#2

Supreme Intelligence (of Earth-19936)

On Earth-19936, Reed Richards became the Supreme Intelligence and was attacked and killed by Venom-possessed Skrulls while screaming that a darkness had consumed the galaxy.

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#4

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Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#2 (June, 2009) -  Jonathan Hickman (writer), Sean Chen (penciler), Lorenzo Ruggiero (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Dark Reign: Fantastic Four
#3 (July, 2009) -  Jonathan Hickman (writer), Sean Chen (penciler), Lorenzo Ruggiero (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Dark Reign: Fantastic Four#4 (August, 2009) -  Jonathan Hickman (writer), Sean Chen (penciler), Lorenzo Ruggiero (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 06/29/2022
Last updated: 06/29/2022

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