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The Man-Things are a race of plant-like, semi-humanoid beings created through a mixture of science and extra-dimensional energy.[1]


Dr. Ted Sallis worked with Project Sulfur a division of Weapon Plus, which aimed to allow soldiers to survive bio-chemical warfare. He developed the "SO-2 Serum," to give its user immunity to all known toxic biochemicals. However, it became unusable when it was discovered that it had a side-effect: turning its users into monsters.[1]

Shadow Colonel created a clone of Ted Sallis dubbed Boy-Thing using a trimming collected during a trip to the Everglades in Florida.[2]

A She-Man-Thing challenged Deadpool and other heroes during a Contest of Champions round in East St. Louis.[3]

Amadeus Cho discovered a Man-Thing on a mysterious island in the Savage Land and concluded that it could not be Ted Sallis based on the fact that it appeared to have been rooted in the same spot for a long time, and other inconsistencies with reports from the Thunderbolts' files on the creature. The native tribe on the island used the life blood of the Man-Thing to resurrect Shanna.[4]

The Roxxon Energy Corporation under the orders of Dario Agger created their own Man-Thing enhanced with the DNA from Groot. Dario released the being to take down Weapon H.[5]

An army of Man-Things resided on the Battleworld domain of Weirdworld, where they were part of the Swamp Queen's alliance.[6]

Toth from Weirdworld was half-Crystal Warrior and half-Man-Thing and became one of the first students of Strange Academy.[7]

Powers and Abilities


  • Man-Thing Physiology: are beings composed of vegetable matter after being injected with the SO-2 Serum.
    • Malleability: they are also able to pass through many fences by oozing through the gaps in doors. They can also shape and elongate their limbs to grab people or create blade like weapon from a bark like material.
    • Superhuman Strength: they posses a level of super-strength.
    • Superhuman Durability: Its porous form is resistant to most physical attacks because it is not entirely solid; a fist or a bullet will usually pass right through it.
    • Healing: life blood of the Man-Thing could resurrect people including Shanna.[4]
    • Empathy/Acidic Secretion: A Man-Thing's body produces fuming sulfuric acid which can cause severe burns when in contact with the flesh of emoting beings. When the being ceases to radiate emotion, the Man-Thing's body ceases production of acid and secretes a mild, soapy mucus that tends to neutralize the acid. The Man-Thing will only attack a being that emotionally provokes it.[8]



Man-Thing Army, Roxxon's Man-Thing, Ted Sallis, Ted Sallis

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