|Affiliation||Fantastic Four, Exiles|
|Base of Operations||Panoptichron, formerly Baxter Building|
|Marital Status||Dating (Janet Dyne)|
|Hair||None, formerly blond|
|Skin||Light brown rock|
|Unusual Features||Rock skin|
|Place of Birth||Iowa|
|Created by||Next X-Man/Artemis Panther|
- I'm a rock man now. Look at me. I've got an organic rock skin. I'm no monster. I'm more of a thing. THE Thing!!!
On Earth 7721, Reed Richards was planning a mission into space. He decided to bring 2 other experts in the field (Henry Pym and Tony Stark) and Bruce Banner to pilot the plane. Unfortunately, the ship encountered intense cosmic radiation, and the plane crashed. Upon the landing, the crew found they all had incredible powers. Henry was the first to transform, growing a rock skin over his normal one. Then Bruce's limbs elongated, Tony burst into flames and started levitating, and Reed disappeared into thin air. Hank proposed that they form a team of heroes for the good of mankind, and they formed the Fantastic Four. Tony soon theorized that Hank's true body no longer exists, and that he is merely an astral form able to animate nature, meaning he could form a body from any rock, or possibly even plants, though it wasn't attempted. However, he did attempt this during his tenure with the Exiles, and he was successful.