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Ben Grimm (Character)
from Fantastic Four (2005/I)

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The Thing is Ben Grimm, a professional pilot.

When the cosmic radiation that gave the Fantastic Four their powers hit him, his appearance became that of a man made of orange rocks. However, unlike the Human Torch, he is forever stuck in this form. His one solace is the love of Alicia Masters, a blind artist.

He fights crime as a member of the Fantastic Four.

He has super-strength and his rock-like exterior makes him virtually invulnerable. He is also extremely heavy and only has four fingers on each hand.

He is the childhood friend of Reed Richards.

His catchphrase is "It's clobbering time!"

In Latin America, he is called La Mole.

The Thing (Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm) is a fictional character, a founding member of the superhero team known as the Fantastic Four in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961). His trademark orange rocky appearance, sense of humor, blue eyes, and his famous battle cry, "It's clobberin' time!" makes him one of comics' most recognizable and popular characters.

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