When the Fantastic Four and the Avengers sacrificed their lives to destroy Onslaught, Franklin Richards, the son of the FF's Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman, subconsciously created a pocket universe to save their lives. There they spent an entire year reliving living new lives "reborn" into a reality where they recently gained their abilities that vaguely mirror how they gained their powers originally.

In this new universe, Franklin created populated universe, including recreations of many of these heroes allies and foes. Among these creations was one based on Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, the man who constantly hunted the Hulk.

During World War II, he would be present as Captain America would protest the use of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima when meeting with President Trueman. This would prompt Ross to put Nick Fury in charge of the brand new agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D to deal with Captain America. The validity of these events are in question as both Nick Fury himself and a LMD posing as Fury have both admitted to creating falsehoods to manipulate Captain America to doing their bidding.

In modern times, Ross would be the Chief of Staff for the United States military. At the time of his first recorded appearance, he was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. He was visited by his daughter Liz Ross, who was then security chief at Stark International. He would rave about stopping the Hulk, as the creature's rampage across the country was making the military look like a laughing stock.

His current whereabouts and present state of health remain unrevealed.


Seemingly those of Thaddeus Ross (Earth-616)#Powers.

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