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Quote1.png No, you're right. I didn't. I stayed in and studied like a good little nerd. And fifteen years later, I'm one of the greatest minds of the 21st century; I'm engaged to the hottest girl on the planet; and the big jock who played quarterback in high school? He's standing in front of me asking for my help. And I say he's not gonna get a damn thing, unless he does exactly what I tell him, and starts treating me and my friends with a little respect. Quote2.png
Mr. Fantastic[src]

History

Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic, is a member of the Fantastic Four. Brilliant mathematician and physicist, Reed Richards is a humble genius and gifted idealist.

Reed always reached for the stars and would have done anything to fund his lifelong dream of an experimental space mission — including cutting a last-ditch, no-win deal with Victor von Doom. But one tiny miscalculation turned into tragedy when a brutal cosmic storm battered the spaceship and its crew. The cosmic rays left Reed the ability to bend, stretch and expand his body in any imaginable way. Reed himself responsible for the accident which transformed the Four, and he wrapped himself around his work to reverse their condition.

When Reed's best friend, Ben Grimm, had brough himself to the top of a bridge, he noticed a man attempting to commit suicide and tried to stop him but in doing so caused chaos to happen on the bridge. This had caused Reed and the others to put their powers to good use and save the citizens from harm's way. Because of their heroism, the team had been given a new name by the mediaL: The Fantastic Four.

The exposure to the cosmic cloud brought out the worst in Victor Von Doom. He turned Ben against Reed, convincing him that Reed was responsible for Ben's hideous appearance. Reed had witnessed Victor harming Ben and atttmpeted to stop him before getting kidnapped and put under a super-cooling unit to prevent him from stretching. He was later freed after Ben realized that Victor was out to ruin Reed and united with his friends to stop him. Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm now the Fantastic Four battled against their new, electrified enemy, Dr. Victor Von Doom.

After trapping Doom within his own suit, the team celebrated on the Hudson River with a large group of civilians and Reed finally worked up the courage to ask Sue to marry him.[1]

Accustomed to being pulled in different directions, Mr. Fantastic worked to realize his potential as boyfriend to Sue, scientist to humanity, and leader to the Four. As the Silver Surfer raced around the globe wreaking havoc, the Fantastic Four unraveled the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confronted the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom.[2]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Abilities

  • Genius-level intellect

Weaknesses

  • Extreme Temperatures: If Reed is exposed to extreme cold, he will be unable to move or use his powers, if he is exposed to extreme heat, such as lightning, he will enter a pseudo-melted state, where he is limp and his body will stretch outside of his control.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

  • Fantasti-Car

Notes

See Also

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