Currently, who could he defeat?

#1 Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy (7556 posts) - - Show Bio

Thing started out only able to lift 5 or so tons. Now he can lift over 100 tons.
Who in the Marvel Universe can current Thing defeat in a battle?
Try naming some heavy weights, not heroes that would obviously get beaten by Thing

#2 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Reed Richards.
 
Thing: Where's my cure?
Richards falls into a deep depression.
 KNOCK OUT!
Thing Wins!

#3 Posted by Scarbearer (725 posts) - - Show Bio

No keep in mind these are all fights that he would win by the skin of his teeth and take quite a beating in the process, but there are quite a few 'Heavy weights' that while they have been 'powered up' more than Thing, I really think the diffrence maker is that he's a more skilled fighter than the other Marvel Strongmen with the possible exception of the Godlings (Thor, Hercules, Ares) So here's my list:
 
Colossus
She-Hulk
Classic Abomination
Grey Hulk Joe Fix-it
Wonder Man
Blob
Annihlus (if baited into just increasing his strength and fighting with Ben while not using the Cosmic Control Rods other abilities)
 
I feel like there's some other good characters that I am forgetting.  That said I think there are alot of Marvel's heavyweights that Ben can still hang with through sheer skill.  I'd love to see him get a BIG DAMN HERO moment.  He's sadly become a jobber to put over the new 'flavor of the month' and I'd love to see him get a chance to be the guy that saves the day for a change.

#4 Posted by warlock360 (28041 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk if caught off guard or not angred.

#5 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

Colossus 
Atlas 
Drax 
Captain Britain 
Sub-Mariner (out of water) 
Sasquatch 
Ares 
T-Bird (Exiles) 
She-Hulk 
Rage 
Adam Warlock  
Power Man (Luke Cage) 
Charlie-27 
Gorgon 
Karkas (Deviant) 
Thundra 
Namora 
Sunspot 
Beast 
Rockslide 
Hulkling
#6 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc said:
"Colossus Atlas Drax Captain Britain Sub-Mariner (out of water) Sasquatch Ares T-Bird (Exiles) She-Hulk Rage Adam Warlock  Power Man (Luke Cage) Charlie-27 Gorgon Karkas (Deviant) Thundra Namora Sunspot Beast Rockslide Hulkling "

Rockslide isn't that strong, is he? I didn't think Beast was at that level either honestly
#7 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@scarbearer: don't know if I'd put Blob and Wonder Man on there. both are pretty OP in their own right.
#8 Posted by Theworldbreaker (1642 posts) - - Show Bio
@scarbearer:
Dude classic abominaton would own him, he even knocked out an angerd hulk (Well almost knock out) in 2 punchs. Evne if current thing is class 100 he still couldent take him out.
#9 Posted by Scarbearer (725 posts) - - Show Bio
@Caligula: @Theworldbreaker: 
 
I didn't mean to imply that /any/ of those match ups would be easy,  I just think that Ben's skill, experience and grit are such that he /could/ pull off a win if he really had to and was really focused.
 
One thing that I think Ben has over most powerhouses, other than skill is also the fact that I think he fights hurt better than just about anyone in Marvel.  Ben is durable, but he's not near as impervious as other power houses are.  It seems like once you break about 50 tons you /can/ hurt him (though not a lot until you get up around the 75 to 85 range).  But when Ben is hurt he just keeps fighting.  Where as most of the other 'bricks' Colossus in particular, once you get to the point that you /can/ hurt him, seems to go down pretty quick.
 
Ben only has 'easy' fights these days against people he seriously outclasses.  I think that's why I root for him so much.  He's like the cagey heavyweight boxer that maybe isn't as fearsome as the new 'younguns' but he can still put a whupping on somebody when he really has to.
#10 Edited by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@scarbearer: I like Ben too. But Blob and Wonder Man seriously outclass him. Their powersets are infinitly greater than his own.
#11 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio
very hard to believe that he could defeat Captain Britain especially after what has happened to CB in recent events. Super speed, Force Field, Flight and now its believed he at +100 though it has not be officially confirmed. Things stamina allows him to exert himself at peak for an hour while CB can for up to 24. I see Thing getting tired very rapido.
#13 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio
@Caligula said:
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                    @scarbearer: I like Ben too. But Blob and Wonder Man seriously outclass him. Their powersets are infinitly greater than his own.

                   

                "

Wonder Man does, indeed, outclass the Thing.  The Blob doesn't.  Ben would kick the Blobs ass.
#14 Posted by ripcurl (474 posts) - - Show Bio
@Caligula:
Wonderman yeah, but the Blob? If Strong Guy can beat him the Thing should be able to crush him.
#15 Posted by celestial_man (108 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kallarkz said:
very hard to believe that he could defeat Captain Britain especially after what has happened to CB in recent events. Super speed, Force Field, Flight and now its believed he at +100 though it has not be officially confirmed. Things stamina allows him to exert himself at peak for an hour while CB can for up to 24. I see Thing getting tired very rapido.
i was so totally going to say that two  it wouldnt supprise me  if Current  SB could easily  go toe to toe with the likes  of SM maybe even  Thor  he is that strong
 
i would say that   the  thing,  Monet (M)   and  Strong guy are all evenly matched if showing  in  invisible women vanishes are anything to go by
#16 Posted by thestarguy (351 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm, I honestly understand why Wonder Man is being debated. Wonder Man's physical stats do outclass Ben's, but in a fight, I just don't think Wonder Man has the kind of fighting heart and spirit that Ben does. I think that's why some of us feel that Ben can take him if he has to. Same for Doc Samson, although I do think that Ben is "stronger than a calm Hulk" also. Samson just can't hang in a serious street fight.

#17 Posted by capshield (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Many of the Heavy weights he has already defeated in the comics. Wonderman, Sub Mariner(They have fought numerous times), Abomination, Dr Doom, Anihilus, Wrecker, Super Adaptoid, Sand Man, Miracle Man, Umbra, Wizard, She Hulk, Executioner (From Asgaard). His fighting skill is superior to most of his opponets and He has more heart. His basic Decency hold him back from really letting loose. Its even been a story arc in some of the FF And MTIO issues of the past. His greatest recent display of power, was in FF 601, when He takes out "4 Kree Sentry Robots" who had just destroyed Red Hulk and She Hulk! As far as strength levels are concerned, there is an issue from the classic Lee/Kirby Run where He lifts an entire Building made of Stone in New York. 100's of tons.See also his awesome display of power in the classif FF Annual 6, by Lee/Kirby. Those Lee/Kirby FF's are the greatest comics ever created!

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