Respect The Thing

Respect The Thing!

@PowerHerc and @TheAcidSkull Present the respect thing thread !

The Thing

A character like Ben should be much more appreciated on who he is and what he represents rather than on how strong he is. Ben Grimm May not be the strongest powerhouse on earth, but he has the spirit of a true warrior. He is stubborn and at times a bit angry, but when it comes to the task he is always ready, no matter what the odds. He has been beaten do death on some occasions, but it's his heart of gold that keep forcing him to stand up and look his opponent in the eye's and then tell him " that all ya got?" . Ben Grimm is one of the best fictional characters in all of history , everything about him is memorable and interesting, especially his battle cry "It's clobberin time!" which is very popular among the fans. Ben Grimm is a powerhouse and one of marvels official tough guys, and that's why this o'l misfit deserves the respect.

Powers and Abilities ( explained By PowerHerc )

The Thing building and testing his strength.

The Thing has immense superhuman strength. When he was first transformed into the Thing he could only lift 5 tons, but over the years his strength continually grew to the point where Ben can lift 85 tons. This is where his strength level had stayed steady for a some time, but as more time passed, through steady weight training and/or further mutation, he has increased his strength to a higher level and has become able to lift up to 100 tons and more. Ben's strength is such that he once stopped a multi-story building that weighed roughly 30,000 tons from toppling and then pushed it back into place.

He has enhanced stamina which allows him to exert himself at maximum effort for up to an hour before starting to fatigue. Over the same period of time, Ben's size has also increased. Ben's mutated epidermis (skin) is composed entirely of interlocking stones of irregular sizes and shapes. One notable point about his mutation is that he no longer has any outer ear structure, though his hearing hasn't been diminished in any way because of this. Presumably, due to the mutating effects of the cosmic rays, all of Ben's ear/hearing physiology has been internalized though with no loss of function or acuity.

All of Ben's internal organs and soft tissues have been enhanced as an adaption to his new physical size and body composition. His skin/body can withstand extreme environments including temperature extremes from -75 to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. His skin can also withstand at least 15 pounds of explosives per square inch and deep crushing pressures of the ocean floor. The Thing's skin is so hard it is practically impervious to being punctured or breached by anything from blades to multiple high caliber bullets. The Thing's enhanced physique has even proven durable enough to withstand extreme blunt-force impacts from the Hulk's fists and Thor's hammer incurring only minor or insignificant chipping. However, Ben was injured by Wolverine's Adamantium claws so his durability does have its limits.

Despite his size, he still has an impressive level of quickness and agility and movement.

He is trained, experienced and highly skilled at piloting a multitude of varied aircraft; including many invented by his friend and teammate Reed Richards.

Ben has been trained in military hand-to-hand combat techniques, he has trained and competed as an amateur boxer, he is a very skilled wrestler and he has years of street-fighting experience from growing up on the mean streets of New York City and his gang involvement. He has trained in judo and jujutsu. Ben has combined this training and experience into his own unique and effective style of brawling, which he has used quite effectively against a veritable 'who's who' of strongmen in the Marvel Universe (both heroes and villains); many of whom are physically stronger and/or more durable than he is.

It has been stated that Ben only ages when in his human form. As long as he is the Thing, his age remains the same, giving him incredible longevity.

Fantastic Four 235

Ben carries a bomb from the surface of Ego the Living Planet all the way to his brain, enduring unfathomable heat and pressure along the way.

Hulk #19

punching around red hulk( rulk was a bit weakened at the time)

Fantastic Four #95

stopping a multiple story building (weighing roughly 30,000 tons) from falling over and lifting it back into place

Hulk #37 and #38

angrir beating rulk up.

Marvel-Two-in-One Annual 7

After many other superheroes have tried and failed to give the Champion a decent fight, Ben fights his heart out, giving the Champion the best of fight of his entire life.

Marvel-Two-in-One 75

Ben fights the Super-Adaptoid (empowered with the powers and abilities of 5 Avengers) and pounds on it until he wins. The Hulk, Hercules, Iron Man and may others haven't been able to do that.

Fantastic Four #55

Ben attacks silver surfer out of jealousy, and while surfer is trying to at first talk ben down , the heroes stubborn nature angers him and they start a slugfest. surfer ampes his strength with the power cosmic , but despite how strong he gets he learns that ben just doesn't know how to give up. Surfer is also in astonishment in how strong ben really is.

Fantastic Four #39 and 40

Ben is just to stubborn to quite! after taking damage form doom, he humiliates him.

Fantastic four #25

Ben gives it his absolute best and, for the first time ever, loses anyway. However, when the battle is over Ben recovers quickly and, despite losing, resolves to keep after the Hulk anyway. This is a great example of Ben's willingness to fight to the end/never-surrender attitude.

Fantastic Four #60

Thing has been fighting the cosmically-powered D. Doom (he'd stolen all of the Silver Surfer's power cosmic at the time) when no one else had the strength of toughness to do it. Even though he isn't powerful enough to defeat Doom with that kind of power, Ben gave him a helluva fight until Reed came up with the plan to defeat Doom. More courage/toughness/guts demonstrated here.

Fantastic Four #148

Thing defeats Sandman

Fantastic Four #139

does very well against miracle man

AvX: #2

Ben fared well against Namor underwater

Fantastic Four #3

Thing Has no damage After Surviving re-entry

Fantastic Four #5

All right!

Fantastic Four #6

The Thing has good resistance against Heat.

A couple of notable strength feats !

The End.

40 Comments
41 Comments
Posted by guttridgeb

Awesome thread :D

Posted by PowerHerc

This is a great Respect Thread fit for a truly deserving, though often underrated, superhero character.

Ben's inner and outer strength and toughness are put on display quite well here.

It's also worth noting that the format, scans posted and text written took some real effort, so hats off and much respect to TheAcidSkull for creating this thread!

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@PowerHerc: Thanks man ! that means a lot :D

and thank you! for helping me and providing scans/feats and etc.

WE made this thread, so respect powerherc for this !! :DDDDD

Posted by PowerHerc

@TheAcidSkull: Thanks, but the Lion's share of the credit must go to you. :D

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@PowerHerc said:

@TheAcidSkull: Thanks, but the Lion's share of the credit must go to you. :D

nonsense :D, WE made the thread, we get equal credit my friend :D

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

This is very excellent reference! Great job you two!

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

This is very excellent reference! Great job you two!

thanks !

Posted by PowerHerc

@TheAcidSkull said:

@PowerHerc said:

@TheAcidSkull: Thanks, but the Lion's share of the credit must go to you. :D

nonsense :D, WE made the thread, we get equal credit my friend :D

You are to kind. To kind by far!

My thanks!

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@PowerHerc said:

@TheAcidSkull said:

@PowerHerc said:

@TheAcidSkull: Thanks, but the Lion's share of the credit must go to you. :D

nonsense :D, WE made the thread, we get equal credit my friend :D

You are to kind. To kind by far!

My thanks!

:DDD Thank you for all your contribution !

Posted by lykopis

@PowerHerc said:

This is a great Respect Thread fit for a truly deserving, though often underrated, superhero character.

Ben's inner and outer strength and toughness are put on display quite well here.

It's also worth noting that the format, scans posted and text written took some real effort, so hats off and much respect to TheAcidSkull for creating this thread!

Not much to add. This says is all. (Although I know you had a hand in this, so thanks to you as well.)

:)

Edited by PowerHerc

@lykopis: You're welcome.

Posted by PowerHerc

The Thing deserves respect for his handsome looks, too.

No one else Rocks this look like he does!

Posted by InnerVenom123

Posted by Sinfulplayerx

I remember when I was a little kid watching the old Fantastic Four cartoon on Saturday mornings. I used to love hearing The Thing yell "It's Clobberin Time", then commence to kicking someones butt. Thanks for reminding me how awesome he is. Also you are right. As of late, we tend to over look how tough he is and under rate him. Lets see whats in store for him in the new Fantastic Four Comic in Marvel Now!

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@InnerVenom123: your a jerk you know that.....

jk

Posted by InnerVenom123

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@InnerVenom123: at least spider-man was nice.

Posted by Lvenger

Awesome respect thread for my fave member of the FF! Great job! :)

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@Lvenger said:

Awesome respect thread for my fave member of the FF! Great job! :)

Thanks :D

Posted by Strider92

Nice collection of scans here guys. Well done.

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Posted by TheGoldenOne
@PowerHerc: @TheAcidSkull: Good stuff, guys. Well done.
Posted by PowerHerc

@TheGoldenOne:

Thank you.

Praise from the Golden One is always appreciated.

Posted by turoksonofstone

Marvel Two-in one Annual 7 earned Thing my respect.

great great issue.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@TheAcidSkull: @PowerHerc: Man, the two of you really killed it! This is fantastic and Ben truly deserves the respect as he's been less that appreciated lately. Amazing, amazing job to the both of you!

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Posted by TDK_1997

He's one of the best Marvel characters and he really deserves way much more attention and respect.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@TDK_1997 said:

He's one of the best Marvel characters and he really deserves way much more attention and respect.

couldn't agree more!

Posted by PowerHerc

@Deranged Midget said:

@TheAcidSkull: @PowerHerc: Man, the two of you really killed it! This is fantastic and Ben truly deserves the respect as he's been less that appreciated lately. Amazing, amazing job to the both of you!

Ben has been underappreciated for decades now but maybe he'll make a comeback in Marvel NOW.

Anyway, TheAcidSkull deserves the Lion's share of the credit for this thread. He's the best.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@PowerHerc: You both deserve credit!

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Posted by PowerHerc

@Deranged Midget:

I'll take some credit. I just want it known that he did most of the work and deserves most of the credit.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@PowerHerc: Hey man, you both are awesome and intelligent. I view you two as equally deserving of the credit :)

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Posted by xxxddd

@TheAcidSkull: Nice.

Very organized and detailed.

Posted by stumpy49er

Great thread!

The Thing is one of my favorite characters. Marvels original blue collar brawler. Would love it if he got a solo title again, though I'm just as happy having him in the FF.

Posted by Scarbearer

@TheAcidSkull: @PowerHerc: Wow.. I've been away for a little while and what a treat to come back and find this awesome respect thread for my favorite character. I would also like to throw in with those that share the sentiment that Ben's kinda been over looked in recently years I think he is due for a 'Big Damn Hero' moment. Where his will and never say die attitude wins the day.

Also while It could probably never work in this day and age... I'd just love to see a slight retro relaunch of Marvel Two in One. I have such great memories of Ben's hijinks in that book.

Posted by PowerHerc

@Scarbearer:

I agree about wanting a modern relaunch of the old "Marvel-Two-in-One." I loved that comic as a kid!

I'm sure you're familiar with the most recent "Thing" on-going series from 2006. With it's many guest stars and done-in-one type stories, it reminded me of MTiO quite a bit.

Posted by capshield

Excellent posts. The Thing is one of the greatest Comic characters of all time. He rarely gets the respect He deserves, though He used to be much more revered in the past. Other great victories He has had was against Sand Man ff 148, Miracle Man, ff 139, Annihilus ff 141, Klaw, Kree Sentry Robots in ff 601, I could go on and on, but you get my drift, I'm sure. One of his greatest feats of strength is lifting the Giant Steel Boot of of himself in FF annual 6 back in 1968, that he then crashed into the control room and took out Annihilus, very cool!    Capshield.
Posted by TheAcidSkull

update!

Posted by kidman560

update!

more! PLZ.... pretty plz... I'll be your best friend

Posted by ilikedonuts

awesome respect thread, the Thing is my all time favorite hero, mebbe he aint no blasted Hulk, but he's our ever lovin' blue eyes an' that's better

Edited by angrir

im gonna cry,

thanks guys been aiting for this....

Posted by angrir

Marvels 100ton class is completely ridiculous,

I know this has already been established, but im gonna keep talking until they listen. how can hulk be put in the 100 ton class, and what does in excess mean for a guy who lifted 150,000,000,000ton mountain, that list should say in excess of what the characters have been established to lift, for example the hulk has supported the weight of a star so the list should say, powerful enough to support the weight of a star. Then people would finally understand or comprehend how truly powerful a character really is Reed Richards stated that ben grimm is powerful enough to lift a battleship, so for ben the list should say, since that appears to be the officially stated maximum he can lift( powerful enough to lift a battle ship), then we can finally get rid of this lousy and confusing 100ton list,

its confusing and completely ridiculous.