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Name:Benjamin J Grimm
Birthdate:Aug 28
Location:Manhattan, New York, United States of America
I'm Benjamin J Grimm but you probably know me as the ever lovin' blue eyed Thing. I tell yah rookie Super Hero types, careful what name you pick as your "code name"; it sticks around whether you want it to or not.

Anyway, where was I? Yah, I'm the Thing, the Idol of Millions, my Aunt Petunia's favorite nephew. I'm a foundin' member of the Fantastic Four, I've competed in the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation, I've been an Avenger, and worked security for Project Pegasus. I've been the leader of the Yancy Street Gang, I graduated from ESU with a Master's degree in Engineering (I minored in aviation), was a test pilot for the Air Force and even trained as an astronaut.

I can't think of any thing else to say (I hate talking about myself) and this keyboard Stretcho made for me still makes me hunt and peck the letters.
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Some of the things Ben didn't mention...

Ben has earned multiple advanced degrees in engineering from the fictional Empire State University.

The Thing's body is covered with an orange, flexible, rock-like hide. He has no apparent neck. He has only four fingers (including the thumb) on each hand and four toes on each foot. The increase in the volume of his fingers has not decreased his manual dexterity. His skin is apparently susceptible to "drying" or what in a normal human being would be called loss of skin oil, for his skin can be "chipped" under certain circumstances. The Thing has no outer ear structure.

He stands 6'2" and weights 650 lbs. (He is actually billed at Marvel Comics as being 6' and 500 lbs. but that seems a bit light in weight and short in how he is drawn in relation to the other members of the Fantastic Four.)

He has blue eyes and no hair.

The Thing's Powers are;
Superhuman Durability: He can withstand the explosive effects of armor-piercing bazooka shells (15 pounds of high explosives) against his skin with no injury. The Thing's body is capable of withstanding extreme temperatures ranging from -75 degrees to 800 degrees Fahrenheit for up to one hour before exposure or heat prostration occurs. He is still susceptible to colds, disease, and emotional stress.

Sensory Adaptation: The Thing's five senses can withstand greater amounts of sensory stimuli than he could when he was a normal human being, with no reduced sensitivity.

Superhuman Strength: The Thing's main superhuman power is his phenomenal superhuman strength, making him one of the strongest beings in the Marvel Universe. Although the upper limits of his strength may never be determined, his feats of strength suggest that he has the ability to lift at least 100 tons. He is powerful enough to hold his own against and some cases subdue beings such as Namor, Colossus, and the Hulk in hand to hand combat.

Superhuman Stamina: The Thing can exert himself at high levels for about a day before the build-up of fatigue poisons in his blood impairs his performance. The Thing's lungs are of greater volume and efficiency than a normal man's, enabling him to hold his breath underwater for up to nine minutes.

He is also an expert pilot, an experienced astronaut and a master combatant.

There's more about him here.
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Benjamin “Ben” Jacob Grimm, a.k.a. the Thing, is from the Fantastic Four, and is the property of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. He appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing in [info]milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made.

He is being played by [info]spooky_lemur and you can email him at either the AIM or Yahoo ID listed below.
Ben Grimm recognizes there are stories/action figures/et al. of them in their world (heck canonically, Marvel Comics exist within the Marvel Universe), or in other worlds, and is okay with your character noticing, but my opinion does not reflect the opinions of everyone in this universe.
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Just some links for the mun to refer to, don't look farther. The Mun promises he will read and refer to these more often...no really.

http://www.rhlschool.com/english.htm
http://www.englishchick.com/grammar/grindex.htm
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quote.html
http://www.grammarbook.com/english_rules.asp

Milliways Contact list
http://milliways.purplebrickroad.net/cgi-bin/addrbook.cgi?FA=Show+All+Entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Wings_of_the_United_States_Air_Force&from=Airlift+0152

Ben's military career:
Originally join the United States Marines after college where he received training as a pilot. In 1947 when the USAF was created he shifted to that branch and became a test pilot.

Retired with an honorable discharge.
Rank: Major
Wing:
Stationed: Edwards Air FOrce Base, California and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

The mun behind the pup is [personal profile] bjornwilde, whom usually is online from 7am to 4pm Pacific Standard time in the US.

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beer, big band, bowling, buggin' johnny storm, callin' logan a runt, cigars, clobberin', dean martin, giant sandwiches, hoggies, hot dogs, jazz, jimmy durante, late night tv, louis prima, meatloaf, pastrami, pretzels
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