Brothers from Los Angeles,Charles and Hal Chandler have been both been known as the hero 3-D Man. During the 1950's,Nasa was just starting to put their first man into orbit. The key to the success of the program was the XF-13 rocket plane, an experimental aircraft capable of reaching the upper most atmosphere. When it was time to test this craft, one of the first men chosen was Charles "Chuck" Chandler. On Chandlers first test of the aircraft he was tailed and later abducted by the skrulls. The skrulls has had their eyes on earth for ages and hopes to use it's strategic position to gain the advantage in the war with the Kree. So with that in mind the skrulls became interested in earth's space exploration programs. The night before Chuck had taken off,the Skrulls had orchestrated a kidnapping in which Chuck's brother Hal helped him escape. The skrulls were obviously persistent in their conquest. The skrulls had been looking to abduct pilots so that they could gain vital information from the regarding the space program in which the operate.
Coming to the realization that Chandler would never willingly give up any information the skrulls prepared a mind probe ray. In that instant he broke free of the Skrulls grasp and escaped. During his escape he damaged several components of the ships warp drive which are absolutely necessary to the ship's maintenance. Just as he attempted to make his dramatic exit in the XF-13 back home, the skrulls ship exploded from an overload in the power source. Hal made his escape unharmed but he wasn't safe from the alien radiation that came from the ship's explosion. The XF-13 was badly damaged in the escape so Chuck decided to land the ship in the Mojave Desert where he knew his brother Hal would be watching the test flights. When he ejected himself from the craft his brother ran over to greet him and he vanished into a burst of light.
In the belief that his brother had perished, Hal returned to LA to inform their parents and the NASA authorities. That night Hal had become aware that there the image of a man had been imprinted into the lens of one of his glasses,and that one lens was red and the other green. Hal figured out that the image in one lens of the man was of his brother, which was imprinted their when he vanished in that burst of light. By putting on the glasses and concentrating on the two images on a flat surface Hal triggered a dimensional transfer that returned Chuck to this reality but left Hal in a trance-like state.
The radiation from the explosion altered Chuck. While still apparently a humanoid, the radiation had bonded his space suit to his body or more accurately...the suit was his body. His new body was colored and mismatched into shades of red and green on two halves of him. He also discovered that his physical ability had been tripled as a result of his new transformation. The last thing he discovered about his new found abilities was that he was very sensitive to the presence of skrulls or to put it simply he could detect them. When the skrulls attempted to invade the United States Chuck's powers came in handy detecting them while in a human or other recognizable forms. Which ultimately brought an end to their plot to take over the planet. Although he had foiled many attempts of the skrulls to take over, alot of his time was spent in another dimension because he could only remain on earth for 3 hours. While back in the 2-D world in the glasses, Hal could regain control of his body and out of his trance.
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One Night the Skrulls followed Hal home in hopes of destroying the 3-D Man. They blasted him with an energy beam that ultimately destroyed the Chuck persona locked within his glasses. Thus the hero named 3-D Man was lost for ever. Soon afterwards Hal became involved romantically with Chuck's girlfriend, Peggy Clark which caused Hal to abandon the glasses, seeing the 3-D Man as a threat to his relationship. The Skrulls had moved the Invasion elsewhere with 3-D Man seemingly destroyed. Later when Hal had been threatened with the presence of the Hulk, he was in need of the glasses again. Somehow on his next transfer Chuck had actually returned, he couldn't have taken the Hulk in a physical altercation but he did indeed convince him to leave.
During Secret Invasion, Chuck and Hal were seen telling their story to the new 3-D Man Triathlon.They are apparently retired from super-heroism so it's fitting their legacy would be carried on by another.
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Delroy Garrett Jr., formally know as Triathlon gained access to the 3-D Man goggles at his graduation from the Initiative, making him the new 3-D.
In an alternate reality which Immortus destroyed, F.B.I. agent Jimmy Woo recruited the 3-D Man and several other heroes of the 1950s ( Marvel Boy, the Human Robot, Gorilla-Man and Venus) to fight the agents of the Yellow Claw as the Avengers. In the Earth-616 reality, this team did not include the 3-D Man and was simply known as the "G-Men."
In at least one timeline, a team of adventurers known as the Avengers briefly formed in the 1950's before disbanding at the request of the President, who felt the public wasn't ready to learn of them and their exploits. The 3-D Man was part of that short-lived Avengers team, and their rescue of the President from Yellow Claw helped dispel the 3-D Man's reputation as a dangerous outlaw thanks to the President's influence.
In another alternate timeline where the 3-D Man was a member of the 1950s Avengers, Vice-President Richard Nixon was replaced by a member of the Skrulls, leading to vast xenophobia and a need among Earthmen to create a space army in order to strike back at these invaders. Immortus later negated the reality at the point where the Skrull deception was discovered.
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At some point in his career he made an expedition to Earth-616; the central Marvel Earth, and impersonated the real 3-D Man for a while, before getting apprehended and sent back to his own dimension.
There is no real stats or information specified for this version of 3-D Man and for all the readers know,he is exactly like the 3-D Man from Earth-616.He appeared in the What If? comic:What if the Avengers fought evil during the 1950's.
Powers & Abilities
The 3-D Man possess strength, durability, speed, and stamina, 3 times that of a normal human being. He can run 70 mph and attain short bursts of speed that boost his running speed up to 90-mph, he can leap heights up to 30 feet in the air. He can lift or press up to 1,400 lbs regularly. He also possess a quasi-telepathic link to distinct aura of the skrull race. Making him able to detect them.
PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS
Intelligence: Above Normal (below gifted)
Strength: Enhanced Human (Strength Class 2,400 lbs)
Speed: Enhanced Human (105 mph)
Stamina: Peak Human
Agility: Peak Human
Fighting Skills: Good\Above Average (Level 3/Minimal training/no mastery)
Special Skills & Abilities: (Chuck) Expert Pilot, Exceptional Football Player (Hal) Experienced Researcher