History Comicbook / ManThing

18th Jul '16 3:38:54 AM WanderingBrowser
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* AxCrazy: Foolkiller, the Mad Viking.

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* AxCrazy: Foolkiller, Several villains count, but the Foolkiller and the Mad Viking.Viking are the most obvious examples.



* BodyHorror: What happens to those who ''drink'' the waters of the Fountain Of Youth, rather than bathe in it. Bathing in it rejuvinates a person with youth, but as Schist discovered, if you drink it, you turn into twisted, corpse-like wraiths cursed with AgeWithoutYouth.
** The transformation that turned Sallis into Man-Thing. Not only did he lose his mind, he lost all physical form, Man-Things body isnt flesh and bone, its just swamp muck and detrius in humanoid shape.
* CameBackWrong / InhumanHuman: Man-Thing.

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* BadassGrandpa: A villainous example with Josefsen the Mad Viking; a literal grandfather, he was still the hardest-working longshoreman in his home town, driven and dedicated to the point that he refused to stop working even after being formally retired. When his ex-boss demanded the police remove him, Josefsen went berserk; he grabbed his former employee and threw him at the cops, then stormed off home. There, he worked himself into a rage and ultimately went on a berserk killing spree in a stereotypical viking outfit.
* BodyHorror: What happens to those who ''drink'' the waters of the Fountain Of Youth, rather than bathe in it. Bathing in it rejuvinates rejuvenates a person with youth, but as Schist discovered, if you drink it, you turn into twisted, corpse-like wraiths cursed with AgeWithoutYouth.
** The transformation that turned Sallis into Man-Thing. Not only did he lose his mind, he lost all physical form, Man-Things body isnt isn't flesh and bone, its just swamp muck muck, roots and detrius other vegetative detritus in humanoid shape.
* CameBackWrong / InhumanHuman: Man-Thing.Man-Thing, beyond a shadow of a doubt. It's made quite clear that there is ''nothing'' left of Sallis beyond a few vague and dreamy memories that are usually locked away in the depths of Man-Thing's skull, and the few occasions when Sallis' mind is restored are so traumatic that reverting Man-Thing to mindlessness is treated as the only moral thing to do so long as a physical cure remains out of reach.



* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: In appearance at least, and a rare heroic example.

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* ComboPlatterSuperpowers: The Man-Thing has quite a variety of powers after his transformation:
** {{Empathy}}: His main plot-driving power; the Man-Thing isn't really sapient, but has the ability to sense emotions. In general, this draws him to places where plot happens, but specifically, the sensations of fear and hatred trigger an aggressive response that causes him to attack whatever is producing such unpleasant sensations. Meanwhile, "evil" is so much stronger and more hostile than fear that it mentally ''hurts'' him and drives him wild with fury.
** HealingFactor: Because his "flesh" is just algae and moss draped over a flexible root-based skeleton, he can swiftly regrow any bits that get blasted away or chopped off.
** HollywoodAcid: His most iconic power; when driven to true aggression by the presence of fear, his body secretes a highly caustic chemical that allows him to lethally burn whatever he touches.
** NighInvulnerable: Man-Thing doesn't feel pain, disperses most of the force directed against him due to having such spongy "flesh", and can regenerate physical damage inflicted on him. He is very, ''very'' hard to hurt.
** SuperStrength: Man-Thing has immense strength, well beyond that of a human being.
* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: In appearance at least, since his "face" is framed by several large root-tentacles, and a rare heroic example.



* TheEmpath: Man-Thing's main form of interpersonal interaction.

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* TheEmpath: Man-Thing's main form of interpersonal interaction.interaction is his ability to sense emotions, which triggers an instinctive response.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As much as a monster he is, F.A. Schist has a wife and a daughter that deeply care for him. It is also what triggers Schist's wife to attempt an (unsuccessful) vendetta against Man-Thing after [[spoiler: Man-Thing kills Schist]]. Schists daughter eventually convinces her mother that Schist likely destroyed himself, and that Man-Thing isnt responsible.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As much as a monster he is, F.A. Schist has a wife and a daughter that deeply care for him. It is also what triggers Schist's wife to attempt an (unsuccessful) vendetta against Man-Thing after [[spoiler: Man-Thing kills Schist]]. Schists Schist's daughter eventually convinces her mother that Schist likely destroyed himself, and that Man-Thing isnt responsible.



* FreakLabAccident: While working in a swamp trying to recreate ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's super-soldier serum, Dr. Ted Sallis is betrayed and injects himself in an attempt to escape, but crashes into the swamp where he is transformed . . .

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* FreakLabAccident: While working in a swamp trying to recreate ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's super-soldier serum, Dr. Ted Sallis is betrayed and injects himself in an attempt to escape, but crashes into the swamp where he is transformed . . .transformed...



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: A recognizable Man-Thing appears in the ''[[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' cartoon episode 'Prison Without Walls', penned by SteveGerber after his fallout with Marvel.
** The creature is basically a slightly modified version of a D&D monster called a Shambling Mound, which is obviously derived from Man-Thing, Swamp Thing and The Heap.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: A recognizable Man-Thing appears in "The Prison Without Walls", an episode of the ''[[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' cartoon episode 'Prison Without Walls', cartoon penned by SteveGerber after his fallout with Marvel.
** The creature is basically a slightly modified version of a D&D monster called
Marvel, features a Shambling Mound, which is obviously Mound (a monster from the tabletop game derived from Man-Thing, Swamp Thing and The Heap.Heap) which has been visually redesigned to clearly reference Man-Thing hmself.



* MadArtist: Eugene Spangler is a singer and poetist that is unhealthily obsessed with chaos and madness, and doesn't even care when the Mad Viking bursts in his camp and starts murdering his mates[[spoiler: and then himself.]]

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* MadArtist: Eugene Spangler is a singer and poetist poet that is unhealthily obsessed with chaos chaos, degeneracy and madness, and doesn't even care when the Mad Viking bursts in his camp and starts murdering his mates[[spoiler: and then himself.]]



* PlantPerson: Light on the 'person'.

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* MoralGuardians: Olivia, a shrewish [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist Christian]] who serves as the secondary antagonist in the Citrusville storyline. She's so revolted to read her daughter's schoolbooks and find out they contain such horrors as a factual discussion of human sexual biology and sexuality, political texts that mention the positive concepts of Communism alongside the negatives, stories about atheists and raising the possibility that maybe god isn't the ultimate source of life that she whips her neighbors into a frenzied mob, resulting in a murderous book-burning party.
* PlantPerson: Light on the 'person'.'person', but Man-Thing counts as one, if only in the sense that he's a mobile plant in a vaguely humanoid shape.



* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Man-Thing frequently crosses paths with alligators. Eventually they start to avoid him like the plague.
* NighInvulnerability: Man-Thing.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Man-Thing frequently crosses paths with alligators.alligators, although it usually turns out badly for them. Eventually they start to avoid him like the plague.
* NighInvulnerability: Man-Thing.Man-Thing has the HealingFactor and FeelNoPain combination; because his body-mass is all slimy plant-muck, he doesn't feel any damage when his body is struck and quickly replaces any bio-matter that's scoured away by attackers.
* NominalHero: The Man-Thing doesn't really ''intend'' to do anything heroic, being a mindless and instinct-driven abomination. It's simply good fortune that its instincts and empathic nature cause it to violently lash out at anything causing/feeling fear and that evil hurts it like a burning brand in the brain, driving it to attack the truly monstrous.
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: The Mad Viking ultimately ends up murdering his own granddaughter before the Man-Thing kills him.]]



* PullingThemselvesTogether: Almost every Man-Thing combat seems to involve pieces coming off.

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* PullingThemselvesTogether: Almost every Man-Thing combat seems to involve pieces coming off.off... and then clumping back into shape.



* StarsAreSouls: In one issue, Korrek recounts a story where a man ventured into the sky to pick a star to his lover. The stars are made of the souls of warriors, so the upon bringing the thing down it turns into one, kills the man and steals his woman.

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* StarsAreSouls: In one issue, Korrek recounts a story where a man ventured into the sky to pick a star to his lover. The stars are made of the souls of warriors, so the upon bringing the thing down it turns into one, kills the man and steals his woman.


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* TestosteronePoisoning: Jeferson the Mad Viking in a nutshell; a traditionalist macho he-man type, being retired from work caused his resentment of "sissies" like musicians, artists, pacifists, hippies and basically other "liberal types" to boil over, causing him to start dressing up like a viking and go on a murder spree against "new man" to try and restore "true man".


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* WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: Man-Thing's "face" can only be described as rudimentary; it has three roots forming a crude frame of a face, and two large, staring eyes, but no semblance of a mouth.
8th Jul '16 2:18:56 PM SilentStranger
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* BodyHorror: What happens to those who ''drink'' the waters of the Fountain Of Youth, rather than bathe in it. Bathing in it rejuvinates a person with youth, but as Schist discovered, if you drink it, you turn into twisted, corpse-like wraiths cursed with AgeWithoutYouth.
** The transformation that turned Sallis into Man-Thing. Not only did he lose his mind, he lost all physical form, Man-Things body isnt flesh and bone, its just swamp muck and detrius in humanoid shape.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As much as a monster he is, F.A. Schist has a wife and a daughter that deeply care for him. It is also what triggers Schist's wife to attempt an (unsuccessful) vendetta against Man-Thing after [[spoiler: Man-Thing kills Schist]].

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As much as a monster he is, F.A. Schist has a wife and a daughter that deeply care for him. It is also what triggers Schist's wife to attempt an (unsuccessful) vendetta against Man-Thing after [[spoiler: Man-Thing kills Schist]]. Schists daughter eventually convinces her mother that Schist likely destroyed himself, and that Man-Thing isnt responsible.
19th Jun '16 8:25:37 PM nombretomado
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Man-Thing became a member (of sorts) of the {{Thunderbolts}}, Marvel's team of redemptive villains, during Jeff Parker's run. Initially intended to be just the team's transportation, thanks to Hank Pym hacking into the Nexus of All Realities, he became one of the team's strongest and most unpredictable members. Eventually, he underwent a RePower, giving him a mind of his own and the ability to speak and be understood by anyone he spoke to. When that version of the Thunderbolts came to an end, Man-Thing returned to his swamp.

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Man-Thing became a member (of sorts) of the {{Thunderbolts}}, ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, Marvel's team of redemptive villains, during Jeff Parker's run. Initially intended to be just the team's transportation, thanks to Hank Pym hacking into the Nexus of All Realities, he became one of the team's strongest and most unpredictable members. Eventually, he underwent a RePower, giving him a mind of his own and the ability to speak and be understood by anyone he spoke to. When that version of the Thunderbolts came to an end, Man-Thing returned to his swamp.
5th Mar '16 2:47:14 PM nombretomado
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* FreakLabAccident: While working in a swamp trying to recreate CaptainAmerica's super-soldier serum, Dr. Ted Sallis is betrayed and injects himself in an attempt to escape, but crashes into the swamp where he is transformed . . .

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* FreakLabAccident: While working in a swamp trying to recreate CaptainAmerica's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's super-soldier serum, Dr. Ted Sallis is betrayed and injects himself in an attempt to escape, but crashes into the swamp where he is transformed . . .



* WasOnceAMan: Until he tried to keep a recreated version of CaptainAmerica 's SuperSoldier serum away from foreign spies. Cornered and with no options left, he injected the serum into himself, moments before the spies gunned him down. The serum, combined with the mystical energies of the swamp, transformed the scientist into a shambling, mindless monstrosity.

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* WasOnceAMan: Until he tried to keep a recreated version of CaptainAmerica 's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's SuperSoldier serum away from foreign spies. Cornered and with no options left, he injected the serum into himself, moments before the spies gunned him down. The serum, combined with the mystical energies of the swamp, transformed the scientist into a shambling, mindless monstrosity.
25th Feb '16 1:01:18 PM DannWoolf
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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Man-Thing frequently crosses paths with alligators. Eventually they start to avoid him like plaque.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Man-Thing frequently crosses paths with alligators. Eventually they start to avoid him like plaque.the plague.
25th Feb '16 1:00:05 PM DannWoolf
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* HealingFactor: as long as he is in the presence of moisture.

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* HealingFactor: as As long as he is in the presence of moisture.
25th Feb '16 12:54:51 PM DannWoolf
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** [[FailureHero perpetual loser]] Richard Rory, who appeared in several of Gerber's works.

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** [[FailureHero perpetual Perpetual loser]] Richard Rory, who appeared in several of Gerber's works.
20th Feb '16 3:25:56 PM Adept
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** Man-Thing frequently appears as one of the members of the Parliament of Trees in ''SwampThing''.

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** Man-Thing frequently appears as one of the members of the Parliament of Trees in ''SwampThing''.''ComicBook/SwampThing''.
16th Jan '16 6:08:13 PM nombretomado
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'''Man-Thing''' is the name of a MarvelComics character. He first appeared in ''"Savage Tales''" #1 (May, 1971). The character was co-created by author Roy Thomas and his editor StanLee. His debut story was scripted by Gerry Conway and drawn by Gray Morrow. Man-Thing is not to be confused with DC's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'', which premiered within a month of Man-Thing. The two characters have many parallels, including their backstories (both partially written by LenWein), swampy homes, and being re-imagined by notable comic writers. Both are also similar to an older horror character, TheHeap.

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'''Man-Thing''' is the name of a MarvelComics character. He first appeared in ''"Savage Tales''" #1 (May, 1971). The character was co-created by author Roy Thomas and his editor StanLee.Creator/StanLee. His debut story was scripted by Gerry Conway and drawn by Gray Morrow. Man-Thing is not to be confused with DC's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'', which premiered within a month of Man-Thing. The two characters have many parallels, including their backstories (both partially written by LenWein), swampy homes, and being re-imagined by notable comic writers. Both are also similar to an older horror character, TheHeap.
6th Sep '15 5:39:49 PM nombretomado
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Savage Tales was a one-shot publication, though it would be revived as a regular series in 1973. In the meantime Man-Thing gained a regular series in the {{horror}} anthology 'Adventure Into Fear'. He became an unlikely hit for writer SteveGerber, who pushed genre boundaries with the character, providing inspiration for later writers like NeilGaiman.

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Savage Tales was a one-shot publication, though it would be revived as a regular series in 1973. In the meantime Man-Thing gained a regular series in the {{horror}} anthology 'Adventure Into Fear'. He became an unlikely hit for writer SteveGerber, who pushed genre boundaries with the character, providing inspiration for later writers like NeilGaiman.
Creator/NeilGaiman.
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