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The Absorbing Man was carrying this ball and chain at the time of his original transformation. Thus the ball and chain also magically possesses the same properties of transformation as his body, providing he is in contact with it.

It has been his go-to weapon for years. After his death,[1] a funeral was held and various objects were buried in an empty casket, including his ball and chain.[2]


The ball and chain was being carried by Absorbing Man during his original transformation. Thus it possesses the following capabilities:

  • Omni-morph Duplication: Whilst being held by Absorbing Man, the ball and chain is able to duplicate at will the physical properties of anything that Absorbing Man touches or what touches him.

Alternate Reality Versions

Image Description Source
Carl Creel (Earth-199999) from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 1 001.jpg On Earth-199999, Carl "Crusher" Creel briefly used a ball-and-chain ripped from a nearby guard rail, mimicking his comic weaponry. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 1

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