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Why are Invisibility and Force Fields coupled together in certain super heroes?

From reddit: Violet from the Incredibles and Sue Storm from The Fantastic Four are both heroins whose power is both to become invisible and to create force fields. Now, maybe Violet is an homage to ...
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Is there anything in Marvel canon comparing the power levels/abilities between Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and Jim Hammond (the original Torch)?

Plot Details/Summary This question is inspired by a 1970s reprint of a Fantastic Four Annual I read as a kid. The premise of the story was that the original Human Torch - Jim Hammond - was ...
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Why hasn't Reed Richards cured Alicia Masters of her blindness?

Reed offered himself to revert The Thing's condition plenty of times, to which he refused. What about Alicia's blindness? Did he offer as well and she refused it? Or is it something beyond their ...
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Why does he call himself Mister Fantastic?

The Marvel superhero team known as the Fantastic Four is made up of (get this) four members, three of whom have power appropriate names. Invisible Woman turns invisible Human Torch sets himself ...
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You know this Ben Grimm/Thing quote?

I watched a Marvel AMV video on YouTube. In one of the Marvel comics, the Thing teams up with a few superheroes to take down a villain. They were maybe the Hulk, Gladiator, and the Silver Surfer. The ...
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Why doesn't Ben need additional power to change himself again into the Thing in the 2005 Fantastic Four movie?

In the 2005 Fantastic Four movie, when Reed invents a machine to cure the Fantastic Four, he is unsuccessful because the machine needs more power. Viktor uses the machine to cure Ben, by supplying the ...
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Spider-Man and Fantastic 4 crossover comic with Double Identity Scene

I recently found this question while browsing the site, and the accepted answer says the image never came from the comic books. However, I clearly remember that my first comic book issue had that ...
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Has The Trapster Ever Used His Paste-Gun to Try and Suffocate Someone?

Was largely just curious, because apparently, the character has made various versions of his Paste-Gun and various adhesives to shoot. Any feedback from any medium is acceptable.
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Can Pyro control The Human Torch?

Pyro's powers involve controlling fire, which is exactly what the Torch's abilities are. I'm interested to learn whether Pyro can control The Human Torch in any way? The only thing that makes me ...
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How many calories does the Human Torch burn?

I mean the guy has to burn a lot of calories, literally. So how many calories does he need to take in, to engulf himself in flames for at least an hour? Assumption(?) for this question: he does draw ...
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Could Sue create force fields from the start?

I've wondered if Sue Richards had the ability to create force fields when the four originally mutated, or if the writers added it later (possibly because they thought invisibility wasn't enough ...
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What kind of rock is Ben Grimm made of?

Ben Grimm looks as though he is made of clay, but clay would not be terribly effective at clobbering. Is the specific type of mineral (or minerals) that comprise Ben's body ever discussed?
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Has Mister Fantastic ever used his elasticity to impersonate someone?

Reed Richards is able to stretch, deform, expand, or compress his entire body or parts thereof into any contiguous shape he wants. Due to this he is able to more or less change his features (though ...
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Was the Fantastic 4 reboot movie supposed to be in the same universe as X-Men?

Before the release of the Fantastic Four (2015), I remember they were promoting the movie along with the X-Men star cast, at the Comic Con. There were a lot of talks that it might be in the same ...
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Have the two Human Torches ever met? [duplicate]

In the comics, have the Fantastic Four, specifically Johnny Storm, ever mentioned or met the original android Human Torch?
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How tall is Galactus?

Galactus is one of the Fantastic Four comic series' villains. It is said he can eat planets, so he must be huge. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find it anywhere, but maybe I could have missed ...
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Why couldn't Doom instantly kill the Fantastic Four?

In the 2015 "film" Fantastic Four, Doom has the ability to instantly kill people. However, when he faces the Four, he doesn't use this ability on them. While their powers might protect them, this is ...
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What is the original "origin story" of the Fantastic Four?

I've seen both of the recent Fantastic Four movies, but I seem to remember a different "origin story" in the comics for the Fantastic Four.
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Fantastic Four: Franklin controls Galactus

I'd like to know: what's the comic in which this happened?
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Does the Thing from Fantastic Four regenerate lost body parts or lost stone/skin?

I can't seem to find the answer by Googling, and it's bothering me a bit too much. Does he regenerate lost body parts or lost stone/skin? Never read comics that much so I have no idea.
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How can Invisible Woman see?

Marvel.com says Sue Storm has a power to bend all wavelengths of light and this way she becomes invisible. Sue can render herself wholly or partially invisible at will. She can also render other ...
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Do we know if the Human Torch needs to breathe oxygen?

When his powers are active and he's fully on fire, does the Human Torch need to breathe oxygen to survive? You'd imagine the fire he's generating would consume any oxygen before it made it past his ...
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Were the Fantastic Four's powers always ironically chosen?

In the excellent 2005 film, the group's powers seem to strongly reflect their psychological traits; Sue is worried about being invisible to those around her, Ben Grimm is stoic, Johnny is hot-headed, ...
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What made Reed Richards elastic in the 2015 Fantastic Four film?

In the 2015 Fantastic Four film, But I do not recall seeing Reed during the act of his transformation. Instead, we just see Reed afterwards in the form in which we would expect if we saw any of the ...
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What happened to Victor von Doom after the accident?

In the Fantastic Four 2015 movie, What happened to Von Doom? What did he fall in and why did it change him? Follow Up: I am adding a follow up to the answer below as an edit so that I can ...
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Could Reed Richards survive a point blank gunshot to the head?

The image in this answer shows Reed's body stretching under a massive impact. I'm wondering what sort of impact would be too much for him to sustain, that would overload his stretching powers. A gun ...
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Does Mr. Fantastic have to wear fantastic clothes?

Reed Richards can safely stretch up to 1500 feet, and I assume (feel free to correct me) that the clothes he was wearing when he was first bombarded with the cosmic rays were altered along with him, ...
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Has Thing ever bled?

I'm not sure exactly to what extent his body is composed of rock. In order to be alive I'm assuming he has organs and blood and such. His tongue and eyes look human enough and they require blood flow....
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Will the new Fantastic Four movie be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? [duplicate]

I was just wondering about that because all the actors and actresses would have to stick this time. The only reason Chris Evans got to portray another character in Marvel was because the Fantastic ...
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Why are mutants hated, but superheros venerated? [duplicate]

Please correct me if I have misconceptions, I have mostly only seen the movies (I've read a few comics, mostly of the superhero side. Would like to get more into that.). The marvel universe is home ...
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Fantastic Four storyline where a parallel universe was destroyed

Long time ago (early 90's) I read a Fantastic Four story where the crew was on an expedition inside a parallel Universe. The Universe was destroyed (if I remember correctly, by someone/something ...
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Why is Ben Grimm the most affected one from the cosmic storm?

In the 2005 Fantastic Four movie, it's shown that the eponymous characters (plus Victor von Doom) go to a space station to study a cosmic storm. After some miscalculations, the storm is upon them, and ...
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How did Secret Wars fit into regular comics continuity?

I’ve just read Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984/5. (Fun!) In it, a bunch of heroes and villains are transported to the far reaches of the universe, and (in a surprising turn of events for a ...
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Avengers, Fantastic Four and Guardians of the Galaxy Timeline

Are 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Fantastic Four' and 'Avengers' movies set in the same timeline?
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How do the current Illuminati, Age of Ultron, and Avengers story lines connect?

I can never keep up with the different story lines. Its all a doozy. All of these stores are published in different titles which are published at the same time. So it seems to me that Iron Man is ...
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How did Spider-Man come to be working for the Future Foundation?

So I've been away from Spider-Man for best bit of a decade and am still trying to catch up after my other half brought me 'The Death of Spider-Man' the other month... although I believe that is ...
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Why isn't Mr. Fantastic known as Dr. Fantastic?

Why isn't Mr. Fantastic known as Dr. Fantastic? This just struck me as a little strange. I am sure he has a doctorate. Dr. Doom, and Dr. strange are happy to advertise theirs. Yet Mr Fantastic is ...
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How fast can Mr. Fantastic stretch?

I've been wondering about the stretching speed of heroes with elongation powers. How fast and far can someone like Mr. Fantastic stretch in a second? I am looking for an answer based on canon.
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Why does the Silver Surfer create holes on earth?

In the movie Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer Why does the Silver Surfer create holes on earth? I think he's preparing the earth for the arrival of the Galactus the Devourer, but I'm not sure ...
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Why are X-Men more realistic than Fantastic Four? [closed]

So, this is a question one of my biology teachers asked me back in High School, but I can't find the reasoning I'd need. I think it would be something like this: X-Men : they were born with a ...
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How much air does Johnny 'burn'?

In the amazing spider-man #682, Spider-man is constantly nagging the Human Torch not to flame on (leading to the amazing line "Flame nearly on!"), so as not to use up the oxygen. Normally when ...
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Fantastic Four: Meeting God -- Where's the Challenge After That?

A friend was telling me about a storyline in the Fantastic Four where one of them died, so they confronted God and asked to have everything set right. When I search for this, I keep getting "God War,"...
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