Thing AEMH
Real Name Benjamin Grimm
Alternate Identity Thing
Powers and Abilities Orange Rock-Like Appearance
Incredible Strength and Durability
Team Affiliations Fantastic Four
New Avengers
Allies Avengers
Winter Soldier
Doc Samson

Benjamin Grimm, also known as the Thing, is a superhero. He is a member of both the Fantastic Four and New Avengers.


Early Life

Little is known about the early life of Benjamin Grimm or how he got his powers.

At some point, he was trapped in the Baxter Building when Doctor Doom sent it into space.

Dealings With the Avengers

Thing helped the Avengers fight off the dark elves in their ice forms when the Casket of Ancient Winters was opened.

A few weeks later after the Avengers saved Asgard, Thing and Johnny Storm visited the Avengers Mansion for a game of poker. He got attacked immediately by Hulk. At the game, he gloated about his win but got attacked by the Hulk again. Hawkeye stood in the way when suddenly Doombots started to attack.

Thing teamed-up with Hulk to destroy them. After a while, the Doombots deactivated and Hulk threw them in the ocean. They left the mansion and went to the Baxter Building where they met with Reed Richards and Tony Stark where they ere told that Susan Storm and Wasp got kidnapped. They decided to invade Doom's castle, but as they arrived they got overwhelmed by Doom. Doom stopped the fighting and freed both Susan and Wasp.

The Fantastic Four and the Avengers left the castle. In the Avengers headquarters, they discussed the reason for Doom's attack.

Second Team

At one time, the Avengers appeared to be killed. A contingency plan went into motion and Thing was recruited to the New Avengers along with Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, War Machine, and Wolverine. Together they stopped Kang and rescued the Avengers.


During the invasion by Galactus and his heralds, Thing was assigned to the Code White team fighting the aquatic Stardust.

Powers and Abilities

Thing has an indestructible rock-like skin which grants him extraordinary abilities. He has super-human strength and is able to go toe-to-toe with the Hulk for a period of time. Thing has extremely durable skin made out of rock.


He has a joyful personality. He likes to play poker and to insult other people or beat them up.



Thing and Hulk love to fight. Every time when the Hulk gets annoyed or sees him, he immediately rushes towards him and starts a fist fight. Even though they are always fighting, they seem to get along while fighting others, such as shown when they fought together against the Doombots.


Thing was voiced by Fred Tatasciore.

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