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Crusher Creel's life was little more than that of a common criminal. Although he spent some time as a boxer, he usually resorted to petty crime. Because of such an extortion racket, he was convicted of grievous bodily harm and taken into custody.Loki, the Asgardian god of mischief, knew that Creel would be the perfect unwitting agent for battleThor, so he poured an enchanted potion into Creel's drinking water in the prison commissary. Full of power, Creel broke out of prison and soon came into conflict with Thor. He found he could absorb the properties of Thor's hammer as well as Thor himself, and Creel, calling himself the Absorbing Man, managed to force Thor to flee. Indeed Thor was told that his love,Jane FosterShe had been kidnapped by Loki and he went to rescue her. A boaster and lout to the end, Creel flaunted his "success" until Thor returned after making sure Jane Foster was safe. A fierce battle ensued, but Thor managed to use his hammer's magic to alter the elements that Creel had transformed into. Suddenly forced into the properties of helium, the Absorbing Man drifted apart.
Loki wasn't done with his lackey yet. He helped Creel reshape his body and transported him to Asgard in hopes that he would help him take power. But when the absorbing man dared to consider his power better than that ofOdin's, Lord ofAsgarden, he challenged Odin and was waved away, transported into space. Creel eventually managed to return to Earth by hitchhiking on a comet and immediately encountered itHulk. The Absorbing Man nearly defeated his powerful opponent, laying him down and about to crush him with a huge boulder. But when Creel absorbed the Hulk's power during his transformation back into his alter ego, Bruce Banner, he too became normal again and was buried by his own boulder. Loki freed him again to challenge Thor once more, but Thor made him turn into water and the absorbing man was dissolved. A short time later, Creel managed to reintegrate, fighting Thor and later the Hulk, only to be defeated over and over again.
After his last loss, Creel eventually rebuilt his body and got tired of fighting and losing against superhuman champions. He wanted to flee the country, but by taking hostages he drew attention to his presenceavenger. Though he managed to keep the Avengers at bay, Creel escaped by diving into the ocean and turning into water. He eventually re-integrated on Easter Island, but suffered from a mental disorder from having his body mixed with the ocean for so long. Neurotically terrified of anyone with a superpower, he was convinced that normal Bruce Banner, who was also on the island when he escaped Japan as the Hulk, was superhuman. It was only a matter of time before the Absorbing Man and the Hulk clashed and Creel attempted to absorb the entire island in order to defeat him. The Hulk knocked him away, and Creel's mental state led him to believe he was actually an island, mindlessly floating on the sea.
When he finally came to his senses and returned to America, he stalkedBlenderacquire their light powers to use against the Avengers. However, he was defeated when Dazzler sought help from theFantastic Fourand foundBlack boltinstead of this. Black Bolt's sonic power combines with Dazzler to overpower the Absorbing Man.
Creel was kidnapped from prison by the all-powerful alien named TheBeyondto fight in the so-called Secret Wars, after which he was brought back to earth. During this time Creel hit villainyTitania(Mary MacPherran), and the two developed a relationship. Upon their return, Creel and Titania were contacted by the secondBaron Zemo, which formed a new onemaster of evil. After several independent assignments, they were defeated by theant man(Scott Lang) and thewasp.
Creel continued to engage in various criminal activities, mostly Titania, although the two often clashed with the odd superhero, including his nemesis Thor. Perhaps tired of fighting superhuman opponents again, the Absorbing Man seemed determined to try to abandon his criminal ways and earned friendly respect with the hero Thunderstrike, but later abandoned such attempts.
After many months, Titania and Creel married. Both villains had turned their backs on more malevolent actions, preferring to keep each other quietly company, although they had never completely abandoned bank robberies and other activities. Creel and Titania continued to have occasional conflicts with superheroes, such as when theBlack widow(Natasha Romanova) was under a vendetta to eliminate all of the Avengers' villains, and she shattered Creel's altered form. Another time, Creel was duped by the villainCrossboneskeepCaptain Americabusy while Crossbones detonated a bomb. However, Creel, claiming not to be a murderer, absorbed the properties of Captain America's shield to save the city from the explosion. Creel escaped to get revenge on Crossbones, but details of the outcome are yet to be revealed.
When Titania was diagnosed with cancer, the couple felt they had nowhere to turn. They kidnapped a doctor but were confronted by Thor, who convinced them to seek professional help. It was around this time that Thor took over Asgard and brought it to the Earth plane of existence. He attracted a religious following while helping humanity, and Creel became one of his followers.
At one point, Creel was locked up in a maximum security prison. He had also somehow developed a new aspect of his powers that allowed him to take on someone else's mind. He used this ability to take control of the Hulk and escape. In the ensuing battle, the Absorbing Man defeated the Hulk but was tricked into taking on a corpse's spirit. His real body withered and died. Imprisoned again, he served time at Pym Experimental Penitentiary Number One, a prison where its inmates were miniaturized with superpowers, and participated in a breakout led by themad thinkeronly to be foiled by She-Hulk.
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What powers does the Absorbing Man have? ›
Shapeshifting: The Absorbing Man can alter the molecular structure of his body, his clothes, and his wrecking ball to mimic the properties of any material he touches.Whose villain is Absorbing Man? ›
The Absorbing Man was given his powers by the Asgardian god Loki in a plot to defeat Loki's brother Thor.What can Absorbing Man absorb? ›
He found he could absorb the properties of Thor's hammer as well as Thor himself, and Creel, calling himself the Absorbing Man, managed to force Thor to flee. In fact, Thor was told that his love, Jane Foster, had been kidnapped by Loki, and he left to rescue her.What is the Absorbing Man weakness? ›
Well, in Immortal Hulk #21, it was revealed that the Absorbing Man has one huge weakness; drugs. In this issue, a supervillain blasted Creel with a fentanyl opioid, automatically turning him into the narcotic. He became so high after changing into a living drug, his mind turned to mush.What are man things powers? ›
Although the Man-Thing's superhuman strength, speed, intelligence, durability, and immortality, give the monster his powers it is his spiritual ability that makes him immune to any other disease, it has been established that the creature possesses physical stamina beyond the limitations of any human athlete.What are Meggans powers? ›
Powers and abilities. Meggan is a powerful superhuman, an "empathic metamorph" or "elemental megamorph", with the apparent ability to assume virtually any superhuman power in existence at will. Her abilities include empathy, an elemental link to nature and mystical energies, and shapeshifting.Who is Bloodshot enemy? ›
Emil Harting is the main antagonist of the 2020 superhero film Bloodshot based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name.Who is the villain What does he do to become the villain? ›
A villain is the antagonist of your story whose motivations and actions oppose the protagonist and drive the plot of your story. A villain is the opposite of a hero. In contrast to the hero, a villain is usually compelled by a desire to commit acts of cruelty and immorality.How did Hulk beat Absorbing Man? ›
But after defeating the Hulk in battle he was tricked into absorbing a dead man's mind but being his being dead somehow caused a physical reaction briefly killing the Absorbing Man.Can Absorbing Man copy powers? ›
Omni-morph Duplication: The Absorbing Man has the ability to duplicate at will the physical properties of anything he touches or that touches him.
What is the power of absorption? ›
The power to absorb anything and utilize it in some way. Sub-power of Absorption Manipulation. Opposite to Expulsion and Generation.Who can beat Absorbing Man? ›
Works best with champs that have long heavy reach: Scorpion, QS, CapIW, SM2099, Black Cat, Falcon, Tigra. Find a champion you're comfortable using and you should be fine. Method 2: Reverse his healing. Void, Torch, Mr Fantastic, Negative.Is Absorbing Man stronger than Hulk? ›
While in close proximity, Absorbing Man was able to absorb Hulk's strength, but lost the battle once Hulk returned to being Bruce Banner. Still, Absorbing Man has a wide range of potential abilities and powers that can be detrimental to the green monster.Can Absorbing Man beat Superman? ›
2 DEFEAT: The Absorbing Man
Transmuting his skin into anything from steel to diamond would not help in a battle with Superman, as the Man of Steel can easily bend and fracture those materials. Even touching his Kryptonian skin wouldn't help, as Supes has faced other Kryptonians before and managed to defeat them.
Absorbing Man is a powerful brawler with the ability to transform himself into other substances, allowing him to turn his opponents' strengths against them and hit them where they're weakest.Is Man-Thing a villain or hero? ›
Man-Thing (real name Dr. Theodore "Ted" Sallis) is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics and Universe, and is a formerly human creature that is only partially sentient and is responsible for the Nexus of All Realities.Is Man-Thing a god? ›
Dr. Theodore Sallis' failed Super-Soldier Serum turns him into Man-Thing, a swamp-dwelling creature that's all but a God, born of magic and science.Who has Man-Thing beaten? ›
Man-Thing defeated Thog, but soon after, reality began breaking down, with characters leaving their own realities and arriving on Earth-616. As Man-Thing and Kale learned, the swamp was the Nexus of All Realities, a location that essentially serves as a portal between dimensions.What are Blob's powers? ›
Powers and abilities
He had superhuman strength, endurance, and great resistance to physical injury. The Blob's elastic, blubbery skin is difficult to penetrate by gunfire, missiles, and even Wolverine's claws, though with sufficient force and a favorable angle, the claws can lacerate his flesh.
Ability to transform any part of his body into water. Created by Bill Everett, Hydroman first appeared in the premiere issue of Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics (August 1940).
What are namaka's powers? ›
- Superhuman Strength: Like all members of her race, Namaka is superhumanly strong. Her strength is roughly average for a Hawaiian goddess and she can lift about 10 tons.
- Superhuman Speed.
- Superhuman Stamina.
- Superhumanly Dense Tissue.
- Superhuman Agility.
- Superhuman Reflexes.
- Superhuman Durability.
First appearance. Bloodshot is a super-soldier project created by the secret government organization Project Rising Spirit. Special nanites in his bloodstream give him a variety of powers, including the ability to recover from almost any trauma by consuming protein.Is Bloodshot a cyborg? ›
This cyborg has no official name and is often referred to by fans simply as "Bloodshot Rising Spirit." The cyborg is seen by many as an immediate "prototype" to the modern day Bloodshot.How did Bloodshot survive? ›
Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) awakens in his body to discover that millions of little mechanical friends have joined him inside his massive frame. Rising Spirit Technologies (R.S.T. for short) and Dr. Emil Harting (Guy Pearce) have yanked him from the grave and given him new life via nanite technology.Who is the villain in the story? ›
What's a Villain? The villain in your story is the character whose primary motivation is malicious destruction. They're usually the main antagonist of the story, causing the biggest source of conflict for the hero.Who is the No 1 villain? ›
|1||Hannibal Lecter||The Silence of the Lambs (2)|
|3||Darth Vader||The Empire Strikes Back|
|4||The Wicked Witch of the West||The Wizard of Oz|
Stan Lee picked gray for the Hulk because he didn't want to invoke any associations with a particular ethnic group and because he wanted a color that would appear “scary and chilling.”Who can beat Hulk at his strongest? ›
But these are the more surprising heroes to hand The Hulk an L.
- 1 Batman.
- 2 Hawkeye. ...
- 3 Dr Octopus. ...
- 4 Havok. ...
- 5 Storm & Cable. ...
- 6 Spider-Man. ...
- 7 Deadpool. ...
- 8 The Punisher. ...
Powers and abilities
Brian Banner has genius-level intellect. When Brian Banner was resurrected during the Chaos War storyline, Brian Banner gained the ability to turn into a hybrid replica of the Guilt Hulk and the Devil Hulk.
He can share his power with Osiris, but while in this state, each person is only in possession of a fragment of the full power of Black Adam as opposed to one person commanding all of it.
What mutant can copy powers? ›
Mimic. Mimic (Calvin Rankin) is able to copy the knowledge, skills, and powers (if any) of every individual within a certain range of him; different sources list this as anywhere from several feet to a mile radius.Can the Hulk absorb? ›
While the Hulk can absorb radiation, he has also shown the ability to absorb some surprising energy sources, as well. One of these instances happened in the crossover between the Hulk and the Top Cow character, The Darkness.What superpower absorbs powers? ›
Super-Z or Zorina (Krystala) has the ability to absorb powers from anyone who has an super power ability.What superhero can absorb powers? ›
In her comic book appearances, Rogue is portrayed as a mutant, a fictional subspecies of humans born with an "X-gene" that grants superhuman abilities. She is capable of absorbing the life force, attributes, memories, and superpowers of anyone through physical touch.Why is human absorption important? ›
These nutrients then need to be absorbed by the gut in order to enter our bloodstream and be transported to the brain, organs and other parts of the body that need them. Without efficient nutrient absorption, our body won't function properly leaving us susceptible to deficiencies and disease.Could Black Adam beat apocalypse? ›
Given a combination of Apocalypse's own powers and Celestial technology, he would be more than equipped for it. Boomstick: By slurping up Black Adam's magic, Apocalypse grew in power, while Black Adam got weaker. It was only a matter of time before Black Adam was literally helpless against the end of all things.Can apocalypse beat Black Adam? ›
Apocalypse. Apocalypse and Black Adam have many similar powers and strength levels, but when it comes down to an all-out brawl, Apocalypse is far superior. Many of Apocalypse's powers are far stronger than Black Adam's, and all come naturally rather than being granted by a pantheon of gods.Who defeats the God Butcher? ›
Thor the Avenger, with Agar's prayers and the remaining gods across time and space, absorbed the full might of the Godbomb and Gorr's Necrosword. Using the blast's power, Thor weakened Gorr as Agar called his father the God of Hypocrisy. The younger Thor finally slayed Gorr the God Butcher.Who is Hulk worst enemy? ›
Abomination – Emil Blonsky. A gamma-spawned monstrous powerhouse. The Hulk's primary physical rival.Who is She-Hulk's greatest enemy? ›
As Titania, MacPherran had an intense hatred for She-Hulk, as she defeated her during her first battle. Ever since that battle, Titania has harbored a resentment for She-Hulk, and has attacked her more than any of her other foes. Because of this, Titania is commonly known to be She-Hulk's arch-nemesis.
Who was Hulk first enemy? ›
Arguably his first enemy was “Thunderbolt” Ross, who made it his own personal crusade to track down, capture, and destroy the Hulk.Who would win Thor or Scarlet Witch? ›
MCU Theory Suggests Thor Is The Only One Who Can Defeat Scarlet Witch. Thor could somewhat easily beat Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, in a fight, and this is exactly how he would do it. Stormbreaker would be involved.Who is the only one who can defeat Superman? ›
While kryptonite is Superman's greatest weakness, he's susceptible to other forms of energy and threats. This makes Billy Batson — aka Shazam, the World's Mightiest Mortal — one of Superman's greatest opponents. Batson can transform himself into an incredibly powerful adult body when he says the magic word "Shazam."Can Thor lift 200 quintillion tons? ›
Superhuman Strength: Thor possesses vast superhuman strength, the full limits of which aren't known. However, he is capable of lifting well in excess of 100 tons.Can Absorbing Man lift mjolnir? ›
No, because the worth of Mjolnir doesn't come from it's metal at all. The worthiness is an enchantment placed upon an Uru hammer. Absorbing Man would have Uru skin, but there would be absolutely no worthiness factor.Is plastic man the strongest? ›
He fights Elongated Man, having the upper hand until Batman brings Plastic Man to his senses with a punch to the face. Batman declares that Plastic Man is the most powerful superhero in the room. Carrie Kelley (as Catgirl) describes him as being: "Immeasurably powerful.How much can Absorbing Man lift? ›
Depending on what he absorbs and how long he can remain in contact with it, his strength can increase to the Class 100 range (able to routinely lift 100+ ton). SUPERHUMAN POWERS: The Absorbing Man possesses the ability to bodily duplicate at will the physical properties of anything he touches or that touches him.Can Absorbing Man absorb Mjolnir? ›
Absorbing Man attacks a S.H.I.E.L.D. convoy to spring his girlfriend Titania. When fighting Iron Man, Thor, and Hawkeye, Absorbing Man manages to absorb the properties of Mjolnir.Can Absorbing Man absorb Hulk powers? ›
The Absorbing Man is a dangerous enemy of the Hulk. He has the ability to take the properties of an object and use this to his advantage. This ability lets him also absorb the powers of the Hulk himself.Who can lift Mjolnir except Thor? ›
- Roger "Red" Norvell (a deliberate ruse by Odin)
- Beta Ray Bill.
- Buri (also known as Tiwaz, Thor's great-grandfather)
- Captain America in his "The Captain" role.
- Eric Masterson.
- Bor (Thor's grandfather)
Who is trapped inside Mjolnir? ›
The God Tempest that Odin trapped within Mjolnir can explain the powers it confers on Thor, and even how it prevents the unworthy from lifting it. While Thor's enchanted hammer Mjolnir is one of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe, it's also one of its greatest mysteries.Is Absorbing Man a good guy? ›
Type of Villain
Carl "Crusher" Creel, also known as Absorbing Man, is a former supervillain from Marvel Comics. He is a man with the ability to absorb the physical properties of any material he touches and shapeshift into different forms. He was an archnemesis to Thor and a frequent opponent to the Avengers and Hulk.
This incarnation can lift approximately 75 tons. This incarnation does possess the "madder he gets, the stronger he gets" ability, but at a much slower rate, since this incarnation has some level of intelligence and reasoning and would not "lose control" as easy as the Savage Hulk incarnation.Is Hulk immune to bulletproof? ›
BULLETPROOF. Remember in The Avengers when Bruce Banner said “I put a bullet in my mouth… and the other guy spit it out?” Yeah, it turns out he wasn't exaggerating, bullets can't stop the Hulk in the same way they can hurt Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, or any other number of superheroes.How did Hulk defeat Absorbing Man? ›
Banner could only absorb so much power at a time; the Hulk eventually used this against him, overloading him with energy. The attempt to absorb so much energy caused him to swell into a vast bubble-like form that rose into the air.