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Quote1 Doom has asked you to live on your knees. Every day of this life, he's beaten you as you lie there. What do you do? You stand up. What time is it, Ben Grimm? What time is it? Quote2
-- Thanos src
 

The story of Ben Grimm was seemingly close to his Earth-616 counterpart until the day when he and Dr. Franklin Storm, his son Johnny Storm, and his daughter Susan Storm, went into space and crash-landed. This experience led to them becoming the Fantastic Four dedicated to protecting the Earth.[1]

This enormous-sized Thing was later convinced by God Emperor Doom to sacrifice himself to become one with The Shield, the defensive wall of Battleworld, to protect its citizens from the dangers of New Xandar, Perfection, and the Deadlands.[1]

Thing remained a part of the Shield for years until he had a talk with Thanos from Earth-616 who was being held in the Shield's detention level. Thanos revealed to Thing that Doom had lied to him all along and that Battleworld was simply an artificial creation of Doom's. Thanos claimed that Doom made him become a wall because Doom feared his power. Thing became enraged after learning the truth. He rose from the ground and marched toward Doomstadt to confront Doom while taking a massive portion of the Shield with him.[2][1]

Benjamin Grimm (Earth-15513) from Secret Wars Vol 1 8 001

Thing destroyed by Franklin von Doom's Galactus.

When the war against Doom arrived on his doorstep of Doomstadt, Thing joined the brawl and easily destroyed anything in his way. Franklin von Doom opposed him using his Galactus, and Thing decided to surrender after learning the kid he was fighting was the son of Sue Storm. Galactus showed him no mercy; however, and blew away most of Thing's upper body with a blast of energy.[3]

Powers

Seemingly those of Ben Grimm of Earth-616, only much, much greater due to his enormous size.

Abilities

Seemingly those of Ben Grimm of Earth-616.

Strength level

At such an enormous size, Thing's strength is very likely incalculable and exponentially surpasses the strength of Ben Grimm of Earth-616.



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