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Man-Thing (Marvel)
Real Name: Theodore 'Ted' Sallis
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Bio:
Ted Sallis was a Ph.D. chemist working with Dr. Wilma Calvin's Project Gladiator, attempting to recreate the Super Soldier Serum that created Captain America, when he was betrayed to A.I.M. by his lover, Ellen Brandt. He injected himself with the only sample of the formula and drove into the swamp, expecting his newfound abilities would allow him to survive. Instead, they reacted violently to the swamp, and transformed him into the guardian of the Nexus of All Realities, as predicted centures ago by exiled Atlantean prophetess Zhered-Na.

Man-Thing, as he is called by the locals, has little more than vestiges of human intelligence, usually arising from spontaneous memories that arise from observations and his deep empathic nature, which is highly sensitive to the emotions of those around him, while having no emotions of his own. Violent emotions and evil cause him to become distressed, and fear, causing the most pain, causes him to secrete acid from his hands that can burn the source of the fear.

As the guardian of the Nexus, Man-Thing often dealt with beings attempting to escape from their home dimensions, incuding several bouts with Thog the Nether-Spawn. He also found himself de facto judge against would-be messiahs such as the Foolkiller and social conservatives such as Olivia Selby and Josefsen the Mad Viking, whose rage interfered with their reason.

Man-Thing, in spite of lacking emotion, has been made to feel fear by several beings, including D'Spayre, and a Celestial who temporarily destroyed him with his own fear. He regenerated in New York City using the body of a human being, from whom he was separated by Spider-Man, after which he was charged with the task of restoring the Nexus of All Realities, which had been shattered when the non-mutant heroes returned from the pocket universe.

To do this task, he was reunited with Ellen Brandt, who spent several years in an asylum and gave birth to a son, Job, who was left in custody of the Burke family. Trailed by a demon called Mr. Termineus, Man-Thing and Ellen retrieved Nexus pieces from Eric Payne, who had been in the same asylum with Brandt, Howard the Duck, Cleito, a goddess of ancient Atlantis, and a developing new world where they were fought by Silver Surfer.

Eventually, Ted, Ellen, and a being called K'Ad-mon, who was once the Biblical Adam, are merged with the Nexus and Man-Thing. K'Ad-mon later left the situation and returned Man-Thing to his usual self.

Most recently, he was on the Dark Avengers' hit list, but they were far from successful in killing him. He was captured and placed in a simulated environment aboard The Raft. Accused of several murders, the Feds wanted him destroyed. Henry Pym found a use for him by harnessing his connection to the Nexus of All Realities, making him transportation captain for the Thunderbolts. Dr. Pym was ready to do anything to keep such a unique life form alive.

Notes:
Created by Gerry Conway, Stan Lee, Gray Morrow & Roy Thomas.

First Appearance: Savage Tales (1971) #1

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Issue Appearances:
Amazing Adventures (1970)
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Astonishing Tales (1970)
Astonishing Tales: Mojoworld (2008)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Back Issue (2003)
Battlezones: Dream Team² (1996)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
Beavis und Butt-Head (1994)
Blaze (1994)
Book and Record Set (45 rpm) (1974)
Book of the Dead (1993)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
Captain Marvel (1999)
Chiller Pocket Book (1980)
Coober Skeber (1997)
Dan Brereton: The Goddess & The Monster (2010)
Daredevil (1964)
Dark Avengers (2009)
Dark Avengers (2012)
Dark Reign: The List - Punisher (2009)
Daydreamers (1997)
Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing (2008)
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012)
Deadpool Team-Up (2010)
Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth (2009)
Die Neuen X-Men Comic-Magazin (1989)
Docteur Strange (1979)
Doctor Strange (1974)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural (2009)
Dracula Lives (1974)
Exiles (2001)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
Fantastic Four: 1 2 3 4 (2001)
Fantastic Four: True Story (2008)
Fear (1970)
Fear Itself: Fearsome Four (2011)
Fear Itself: The Worthy (2011)
Franken-Castle (2010)
Fun and Games Magazine (1979)
Generation X (1994)
Ghost Rider (2006)
Giant-Size Man-Thing (1974)
Giant-Size Spider-Man (1974)
Heroes Reborn: The Return (1997)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Howard the Duck (1976)
Howard the Duck (1979)
Howard the Duck (2007)
Hulk (1999)
Hulk (2008)
Incredible Hulks (2012)
Infernal Man-Thing (2012)
Iron Man (1968)
Ka-Zar the Savage (1981)
L'incroyable Hulk (1968)
Legion of Monsters: Man-Thing (2007)
Les Mystérieux X-Men (1981)
Maitre du Kung Fu, Les Mains de Shang-Chi (1974)
Man-Thing (1974)
Man-Thing (1979)
Man-Thing (1997)
Man-Thing (2004)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Comics Presents (2007)
Marvel Comics Presents (2012)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Hit-Comic (1989)
Marvel Knights Double Shot (2002)
Marvel Milestones: Blade, Man-Thing and Satana (2005)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Preview (1975)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel Team-Up (1997)
Marvel TV: Galactus - The Real Story (2009)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
Marvel Zombies 3 (2008)
Marvel Zombies 4 (2009)
Marvel: Portraits (1995)
Master of Kung Fu (1974)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Micronauts (1979)
Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993)
Monsters Unleashed (1973)
Nightcrawler (2004)
Nomad (1992)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Marvel Knights 2005 (2005)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
Punisher (2009)
Quasar (1989)
Red She-Hulk (2012)
Savage Tales (1971)
Savage Wolverine (2013)
Shadows & Light (1998)
Shame Itself (2012)
She-Hulk (2005)
Sorceress: The Enchanting Art of Dan Brereton (2013)
Spider-Man: Fear Itself (2009)
Spider-Man: The Parker Years (1995)
Strange Tales (1998)
Strange Tales II (2010)
The Adventures of the X-Men (1996)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2004)
The Amazing Spider-Man: Back in Quack (2010)
The Avengers (1963)
The Defenders (1972)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Legion of Night (1991)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Marvel Tarot (2007)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Rampaging Hulk (1977)
The Savage She-Hulk (1980)
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man (2013)
Thor (1966)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Tomb Of Terror (2010)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Web of Spider-Man (2009)
What If? (1977)
What If...? (1989)
What The--?! (1988)
Wolverine & The X-Men (2011)
X-Force (1991)
X-Men: First Class (2007)
X-Men: First Class Finals (2009)

Movie Appearances:
Man-Thing (2005)

Group Affiliation(s):
Avengers of the Supernatural
Legion of Monsters
Midnight Sons
Thunderbolts (04 - Heroic Age)

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