The Thing's body is covered with an orange, flexible, rock-like hide. The Thing has no apparent neck. He has only four fingers (including the thumb) on each hand and four toes on each foot. The Thing has no outer ear structure.
Thing had become a Selects when the Phalanx conquered Earth. Three decades later, the Nova Corps returned to Earth to remove one of the last Phalanx stronghold and Thing was dispatched with other Selects to help defend the Phalanx.