PREPARED BY JASPER SITWELLEdit
S.H.I.E.L.D. PERSONNEL REPORT: Thing
Given Name: Benjamin J. Grimm
Classification: Independent Adventurer
Criminal Record: None
Powers: Incredible super human strength and endurance; his monstrous rocky form proves incredibly resistant to injury.
Abilities: Superlative pilot.
Known History: A cosmic ray accident into geosynchronous orbit transformed Grimm and his three fellow astronauts into the superhuman celebrities and self-appointed champions known as the Fantastic Four.
Observations: “I’m just a Yancy Street kid made good, you know? Sure, I get down from time to time lookin’ how I look, but I got a great girl named Alicia, I make my Aunt Petunia proud, and pretty soon a chain of ‘Clobberin’ Time’ theme restaurants and arcades opening around the country. It’s a pretty good time to be The Thing.
“O’ course, whenever I start thinking that, Galactus shows up to eat the planet or a breach to the Negative Zone opens and the hordes o’ Annihilus come pouring through, so maybe I better keep my big yap shut.
“One thing’s for certain, bein’ a member of the FF -- there’s never a dull moment.” — Ben Grimm (The Thing)