Why is Thing immortal, but not Mr Fantastic?

#1 Posted by ExtraLarge (243 posts) - - Show Bio

As recently shown in Fantastic Four, Thing does not age when he's in his rocky form. Why is this? It has been shown in the past that Thing is flesh and blood underneath a rocky exterior. (He once got sliced by Wolverine). If his insides are normal, they should age normal. A better candidate for immortality would be Mr. Fantastic. Plastic Man has been alive for more than 3,000 years with no signs of aging. While Reed and Plas are not identical, they are similar enough to wonder if Reed is as durable. Sure he's got a little gray on the sides, but I believe he had that when he became Mr Fantastic.

#2 Posted by danhimself (22444 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think that Thing's aging was a result of his cosmic mutation...the way I understood his aging is a result of the stuff that the kids gave him to revert to being human for that one week out of the year

#3 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Thin's aging is a result of his mutation, so he only ages when he reverts to his human form.

Mr Fantastic =/= Plastic man.

#4 Posted by danhimself (22444 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

Thin's aging is a result of his mutation, so he only ages when he reverts to his human form.

Mr Fantastic =/= Plastic man.

that makes more sense than my thoughts

#5 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

He does age in rock form just much more slowly than a normal human

#6 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

He does age in rock form just much more slowly than a normal human

that's what i think too like wolverine.

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