Real Name: Unrevealed, last name possibly
Finnegan (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Alicia Masters,
the Yancy Street Gang
Enemies: Thing (Ben Grimm)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Big Man"
Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#15 (June, 1963)
Powers/Abilities: Fatal Finnegan has no
superhuman powers but he is an extremely skilled wrestler, able to even
grapple superhuman opponents such as the Thing.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'7")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 215 lbs.)
Four: First Family#3 - BTS) - As the recently transformed Thing
entered Clancy's Irish Pub, a wrestling match featuring Fatal Finnegan
was on the television. During the match, Fatal Finnegan got his
opponent into his Atomic Sleeper Hold and the announcer suggested that
Finnegan might earn another notch on his belt. The announcer continued,
stating that the term "unbeatable" could be safely used on such a
legendary grappler. The patrons in the Irish Pub cheered for Finnegan
to win the televised match and commented that Finnegan would go all the
way to Wrestlemania. When the Thing began asking the bartender about
the bar's former owners, the Grimm Brothers, the man commented on how
the younger Ben Grimm had become a test pilot and had really made
something of himself, further remarking that no one was a hero in his
bar except perhaps Fatal Finnegan. The unruly patrons soon threatened
the Thing, unaware he was Ben Grimm, and suggested the Thing pipe down
while their boy Finnegan was giving the smackdown on television.
(Fantastic Four I#15) - When a shifty wrestling manager approached the Thing in a local gym and attempted to get the Thing to sign a wrestling contract with him by claiming the Thing would be the biggest sensation since Strangler Lewis, the Thing declined, prompting the manager to ask Thing if he were afraid of Fatal Finnegan, the idol of the Yancy Street Gang. Sufficiently coerced into joining the manager's wrestling group, the Thing later wrestled Fatal Finnegan himself but complained, asking the manager how long he had to dance Finnegan around the ring. Pinning the Thing on the mat, Finnegan began to flirt with an audience member, claiming he was going to take the woman out on a date. Angry that Finnegan was flirting with "his girl" Alicia Masters, the Thing jumped up, spun Finnegan around on his finger like a basketball and hurled Finnegan out of the ring with his so-called "boomerang throw." As the spinning Finnegan was flung out of the ring, the Thing suggested they could talk about the situation if Finnegan came back from his throw. When Finnegan indeed returned, the Thing wrapped Finnegan up against a turnbuckle with a sign that read "Do not open till Xmas" as Finnegan protested, demanding a rematch.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and
Profile by Proto-Man.
Fatal Finnegan should be distinguished from:
|--Fantastic Four I#15 -
Fantastic Four I#15 (June, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer, editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks)
Fantastic Four: First Family#3 (July, 2006) - Joe Casey (writer), Chris Weston (pencils), Gary Erskine (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 06/30/2022
Last updated: 07/10/2022
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