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Ultimate Ben Grimm (Ultimate Marvel Comics) activating his new powers

Ben Grimm

(Formerly the Thing) (Ultimate version) (Profile #2)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This covers his altered powers during the Doomsday story. But it is totally meant to be read *after* our Thing (Ultimate Marvel) character profile.


Background

  • Real Name: Ben Grimm
  • Former Aliases: The Thing, Stone Man
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed mother
  • Group Affiliation: S.H.I.E.L.D., formerly the Fantastic Four
  • Base Of Operations: Classified
  • Height: 6’0” Weight: 180 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown


Powers & Abilities

Emerging from his embryonic Thing-state, Ben returned to his regular human appearance, but can activate his powers by taking on a purple glow to his body.

In this form he’s still superhumanly strong and durable, and can also phase through solid objects, including Sue’s force fields.


History

(See the Fantastic Four (Ultimate Universe) entry for a general history of the team, and the Ultimate Ben Grimm (Writeup 1, The Thing) entry for his earlier history.)

Visiting Sue at the Baxter Building, Ben admitted to having fallen in love with her. Increasingly self-conscious as she remained speechless, Ben fled before she could respond. He didn’t get far before the building was attacked.

Something about interacting with the creatures (which he later learned Reed had planned) caused a change in Ben. He started to glow a faint purple. It ended with his rocky Thing epidermis shedding, finally restoring his human appearance.

Learning Reed was behind the attacks, Ben was unwilling to believe it at first, and even at the end wouldn’t give up on saving his friend.

When Sue and Ben found time alone she admitted a lot of what had attracted her to Reed had come from his friendship with Ben, and that she had feelings for him. Tired of the speed at which things changed for them, and having known him long enough to be sure of herself, Sue asked him to marry her and Ben agreed.


Personality

Ben is greatly relieved at recovering his human form, but still hasn’t had time to fully reacclimatise by this point. He still charges into battle even without knowing the full extent of the changes he’s undergone, and was unwilling to give up on Reed no matter what he did.


Quotes

“I gotta say… it’s nice for once not to be the ugliest guy in the fight. No offense.”


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Ben Grimm

Dex: 05 Str: 03 (15) Bod: 04 (13) Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: S.H.I.E.L.D. Test Pilot
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 015 HP: 045

Powers:
Dispersal: 12, Flash: 01, Iron Will: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Dispersal does not protect from Physical Attacks (-2)
  • Iron Will is a Skilled Power (+1)

Skills:
Martial Artist: 05, Military: 03, Vehicles (Air, Space): 05

Advantages
Special Credentials (S.H.I.E.L.D., Low)

Connections:
Invisible Woman (High), Johnny Storm (High), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Low)

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Marvel Comics, Ultimate universe

Writeup completed on the 7th of March, 2013.

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