"They say beauty is on the inside. But what if the inside is just as bad as the outside?"

-Ben Grimm

Vital statistics
Aliases Unknown
Affiliation Fantastic Four (Earth-4126)
Base of Operations Baxter Building
Age 25
Alignment Good
Marital Status Single
Status Active
Physical attributes
Gender Male
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Eyes Blue
Hair Bald
Skin Caucasian (Ben Grimm) Orange (Thing)
Unusual Features Rocks for Skin
Origin Unknown
Universe Earth-4126
Place of Birth New York
Created by Artemis Panther



Ben's childhood was normal, much like many other kids. His parents got divorced when he was seven, and his mom got remarried. His father eventually became a pilot, and he taught Ben how to fly a plane by the time he was eleven. However, things became rough at his mother's house. His step-sister and mother were always fighting, which would lead to fights between his mother and step-dad. He could always go to his father if he ever needed to get away from all the anger.

High School

Ben's life took a turn for the worse when his father died in a plane crash. He decided to learn more about his father, and he found out he was his school's star football player in High School. Once he got to High School, Ben was assigned lab partners with Reed Richards, and the two later became best friends.

The Accident

After graduation, Reed and his fiance, Sue, had managed to isolate cosmic radiation. Ben was invited to the first test, but something went wrong and he was mutated into a rock like creature. He went into a rage and nearly killed Reed, but Sue used her new powers to calm them down.

Fantastic Four

Ben Grimm (4126)

Ben as the Thing

After they formed the Fantastic Four and became famous, Ben was actually very popular among FF fans. The fans were able to relate to him, with their parents being divorced, he even started attending charity events. However, as the FF's powers progressed, Ben discovered over the years, he will get stronger, and mutate even further, but he also learned, if he becomes too dependent on his strength, he will begin to lose control.

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