Reed and the rest of the Fantastic Four gained their powers from Cosmic Rays. Ben was unhappy as the Thing and spent time with Reed attempting to cure him. The rays effects seemed to wear off on their own the day Spider-Man and Wolverine visited to get the money for their newspaper delivery. While talking, Reed secretly used a "Cosmic Ray" gun on Ben, turning him back into the Thing as they didn't want to be the Fantastic Three. Saddened, the Thing asked to join the pair and the trio left in the Fantasti-Car.[1]

He was on the side of Iron Man's forces for the "Civil War" for wanting to register all users of the play park as he argues, with charts, that safety was more important than liberty.[2]


Seemingly those of Reed Richards of Earth-616.

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