(temporally divergent counterpart of Earth-616's Thing)
Real Name: Benjamin Grimm
Identity/Class: Human mutate; alternate
reality resident (temporally diverged from Earth-616's Thing & resides in
Occupation: President of the United States;
former pirate captain, superhero
Group Membership: Formerly the Fantastic Four
(Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Girl/Sue Storm, Mister
Affiliations: Hulkpool ("Wade Wilson" of
formerly Fantastic Four
Enemies: British Army, Doctor Doom
(Victor von Doom of Earth-616)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Blackbeard, Thing
Base of Operations: Presumably mobile
First Appearance: Hulked-Out Heroes#1 (June,
Powers/Abilities: Thingbeard seemingly had the
powers of his prime universe counterpart, including superhuman strength
and durability due to his rock-like hide.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'0")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 500 lbs.)
Hair: None (black beard which may or may not be fake)
(Hulked-Out Heroes #1 (fb) - BTS) - Earth-616's Thing, Reed Richards and Johnny Storm were sent back in time by Doctor Doom in order to obtain Blackbeard's treasure. The Thing took on the identity of Blackbeard and began captaining his ship and soon wanted to stay in the past. He tied up Reed and Johnny and placed them in a separate row boat.
Comments: Created by Jeff Parker, Humberto
Ramos and Carlos Cuevas.
This version of the Thingbeard cannot be from
Earth-6001, as the native Ben Grimm of Earth-6001 was prevented from
becoming the Thing by Earth-616's Hulkpool. Thingbeard was still
president of this
reality despite not being a native as his face is on the $1 bill that
Earth-6001's Deadpool later gives to a stripper in the modern era.
After much discussion, it appears this Thing was originally Earth-616's Thing but the arrival of Hulkpool altered Earth-616's past events, diverging Earth-6001 from Earth-616 and creating this temporal divergent Thing (not unlike the various divergent Kang counterparts). Earth-616's original Thing continued his life as we know it in Earth-616 history while this temporal divergent Thing became Thingbeard and settled into the newly divergent Earth-6001. --Proto-Man
Thingbeard's height and weight are approximated from his Earth-616 counterpart
Ben never refers to himself as any name. "Thingbeard"
is the name that Hulkpool repeatedly calls him and is never corrected.
As with Earth-616, it's possible "Thingbeard" actually referred to
himself as Blackbeard but it's never clarified with this counterpart.
Thingbeard has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Hulked-Out Heroes#1, p7, pan1 (Thingbeard, main image)
Hulked-Out Heroes#1, p14, pan1 (Thingbeard, headshot)
Hulked-Out Heroes#2, p11, pan4 (Thingbeard's face on the dollar bill)
Hulked-Out Heroes #1 (June, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Hulked-Out Heroes #2 (June, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler), Carlos Cuevas (inker), Nathan Cosby (editor)
First Posted: 09/23/2022
Last updated: 09/23/2022
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