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-Fantastic Four Vol 1 570 page 00 Reed Richards (Earth-616)



General BioEdit

Alias: Reed Richards

Designation: Artificially Enhanced

Powers: Superhuman Intellect and Total body elasticity

Team: The Fantastic Four

This Incarnation: Classic

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol. 1, #1

Reed, a child prodigy of Evelyn and Nathaniel Richards, enrolled in college by the age of 14 and attended various Universities. There he received various degrees and met Ben Grimm, Susan Storm and Victor Doom. After graduating, he dreamed of going to the stars and developed a spaceship to do just that. However, before it could be tested, Reed’s funding was revoked. In desperation he gathered Susan, Ben and Susan’s younger brother Johnny and launched the ship. They knew they had not completed all the testing that had been planned, but Reed was confident they would be safe. Ben was initially skeptical about the unknown affects of radiation, while Reed theorized that their ship's shielding would be adequate to protect them. When their ship passed through the Van Allen belt they found their cockpit bombarded with nearly lethal doses of cosmic radiation. Reed had neglected to account for the abnormal radiation levels in the belt's atmosphere. The cosmic rays wreaked havoc on the starship's insufficient shielding and they were forced to return to Earth immediately. When they crash-landed they found that their bodies were changed dramatically. Reed's body was elastic and he could reshape any portion of his body at will. At Mister Fantastic's suggestion, they decided to use their new abilities to serve mankind as the Fantastic Four. Mr. Fantastic was chosen to lead the group. Reed and Sue later married.


UltimateEdit

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Alias: Same as above

Designation: Same as above

Powers: Same as above but supposedly his Ultimate counterpart has a more difficult time stretching farther and can stretch his brain to solve any problem

This Incarnation: Ultimate

First Appearance: Ultimate Fantastic Four #1

In the Ultimate Universe, Reed Richards is brought closer to the stereotypical scientist; he is as brilliant as his original counterpart (with an IQ of 267), but he is somewhat awkward, younger, and wears glasses. He becomes part of a "think tank" with other advanced youths, their headquarters being the Baxter Building. He is mentored by Professor Storm and meets Johnny and Sue Storm. As in the normal universe, Ultimate Reed Richards is romantically involved with Sue Storm. Ben Grimm is his only friend and protector. He later met Dr. Doom's (Victor Van Damme) ultimate counterpart who aided Reed in research on the N-Zone though Victor had stolen some of Reed's notes. Much later, Reed, Victor, Sue, Johnny and Ben tested out Reed's link to the N-Zone which in turn was what gave them their powers. Reed obtained the ability to stretch and remold his body into any variety of shapes.

Superhero Squad Edit

Mr. Fantastic currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line three times and was expected to appear another time:

Images Edit

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