Alias: Fred J Dukes
Powers: Superhuman strength, endurance, and great resiliency to physical injury
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: X-Men #3
The Blob is a mutant whose latent superhuman powers manifested themselves when he reached puberty. His major weaknesses were his short temper, lack of foresight, his lack of intelligence, and his easily-manipulated self-esteem. Thinking of himself as no more than, in his own words, "an extra-strong freak," the Blob used his superhuman powers as a performer in a carnival. The original X-Men came to the carnival in their everyday identities to invite him to meet with their mentor, Professor Charles Xavier. Attracted to the beautiful young X-Man Jean Grey, the Blob accepted, and went with the X-Men to Xavier's mansion. There, Xavier asked the Blob to join the X-Men, but the Blob arrogantly refused. Xavier then knew he had to use his mental powers to erase the Blob's knowledge of the X-Men's true identities, but the Blob had no intention of letting this happen, and, after fighting the X-Men, escaped back to the carnival. Shortly after, Magneto recruited him to join the Brotherhood to help fight the X-Men.
Superhero Squad Edit
Blob currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:
- In his classic blue and yellow costume in the Battling the Brotherhood 4-Pack