THE THING Jan 7, 2007 11:55:31 GMT -5
Post by andyman on Jan 7, 2007 11:55:31 GMT -5
Benjamin Jacob Grimm
Weight: 500 lbs.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: None
Combat, Close: 4
[Strength Bonus or Weapon Modifier]
Combat, Ranged: 3
[Agility Bonus if cheating]
|Social Skills: 4|
Vehicle Operation: 6
- Ground Vehicles
- Sailing Ships
- Test Pilot
- Mr. Fantastic's devices
Defense, Mental: [+3]
|Toughness: [+5], |
Nullifies Armor Penetration
Fantastic Four Signal Flare Device: [+3] [1 rd]
Looking non-human:  Orange, flexible, rocky-textured hide
|Psychological:  Occasional Bouts of Depression|
Benjamin Jacob Grimm had come a long way from the slums of Yancy Street to the pilot's seat of the first experimental starship capable of interstellar travel. Along with his friend and college roommate, Reed Richards, Reed's fiancee Sue Storm and her brother Johnny, Ben was about to make history. And that's exactly what happened, although not quite the way they expected. Intense cosmic rays bombarded the ship, mutagenically changing all aboard. After a crash landing, Ben found he'd become a hideous, orange-skinned monster, a Thing. When egghead Reed suggested they use their fantastic superpowers for the good of the world, Ben grumpily joined the rest of the Fantastic Four. What else was he gonna do?
The Thing possesses superhuman durability and strength. Originally, his skin was a tough orange hide, but it has since evolved into a flexible, interlocking network of stony plates strong enough to withstand armor-piercing bazooka shells. Despite his rock-hard exterior, the Thing remains susceptible to colds, disease and emotional stress.
Over the years Ben has grown more accustomed to his fate. Even though he's a celebrity, people sometimes make him feel like a monster. He still goes through periods of self-pity or self-loathing, and he has never really given up hope that someday Reed will find a cure. But then he gets that twinkle in his eyes, plays a silly practical joke on Johnny Storm and remembers that he's Ben Grimm, Yancy Street's own true blue hero with a heart of gold, the irrepressible, unstoppable, ever-lovin' Thing.