!Fantastic Four[[note]]Or Five[[/note]]

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[[folder: Reed Richards (Mr Fantastic)]]

!!Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Sometimes extending as far as DitzyGenius. Whenever there's a BrokeEpisode, Reed is usually the culprit.
* ActionHero
* AlliterativeName
* ArchEnemy: DoctorDoom.
* BadassBookworm: Something that tends to get lost in many adaptations. People like to forget that in his younger days he did some very ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-esque missions for the US government and, oh yeah, ''stole a rocket and tried to fly to the moon.''
* BizarreHumanBiology: The body of UltimateMarvel's Mr. Fantastic is an infinitely extensible fluid-filled sack containing, in place of an alimentary canal and other organs, just a squishable bolus of microbes that perform all metabolic functions.
* ChosenConceptionPartner: DoubleSubverted. His college sweetheart, Alyssa Moy turned him down because she believed that she should try and have children with less intelligent men to smarten up the future generation. When this didn't work out, she became interested in Reed again, but by this time, he was HappilyMarried.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Reed's disposition varies from series to series. Sometimes he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nice but a bit unnecessarily gruff]], sometimes he's a complete {{Jerkass}}, sometimes he's just absent minded.
* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Reed used to smoke a pipe from time to time, before it became [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad PC]] not to smoke.
* EnemyMine: Happens a lot with major antagonists for Reed such as with DoctorDoom and {{Galactus}}.
** Notable when Reed's daughter Valeria brokered a deal with Doom. Doom will work with the Future Foundation to bring down a group of [[EvilTwin amoral alternate Reed Richards.]] In exchange, they would heal his super-intelligence [[SoapOperaDisease crippling brain damage]]. Doom upon being restored gathers a summit of the FF's most intelligent enemies to work on strategies to kill the Reeds. At the Foundation's headquarters.
* HappilyMarried: To Susan.
* {{Jerkass}}: Can be one at times though it will usually be followed by a JerkWithAHeartOfGold moment.
* KarmaHoudini: For the most part during the {{Comicbook/Civil War}} storyline. He did some pretty heinous things without any repercussions.
** A certain level of FanonDiscontinuity will do that, though.
* MasterOfDisguise: Mr. Fantastic has infrequently used his stretching powers to assume a different face.
* MyGreatestFailure: Being responsible for changing Ben into the Thing, as well as his failure in being able to reverse it, gives Reed a lot of grief.
** To a lesser extent, he feels like he wrecked Sue and Johnny as well, having ruined all three of their chances to live normal lives; it being his idea to steal the starship that led to the events granting them their powers. His formation of the Fantastic Four and turning the team into celebrities is his attempt to make up for it.
* NayTheist: Reed is stated to be a humanist, although he does believe in the existence of God.
** FridgeBrilliance: Reed and the others have all met [[JackKirby God]] face to face, and [[JackKirby He]] even brought Ben BackFromTheDead. What kind of pathetic excuse for a scientist would he have to be to meet [[JackKirby God]] in person and reject the scientific evidence that he exists? It doesn't mean the experience would have to change his philosophy though, which is why Reed still identifies as humanist.
* NotSoDifferent: With Victor. Although they're on opposite ends of the good vs. evil thing, both Reed and Doom are insanely intelligent, somewhat condescending, and often only care about completing whatever task at hand will best benefit whatever, tossing aside everything else.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist
* PapaWolf: Don't mess with his kids.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Reed can stretch any part of his body — and yes, it has come up in subtext that this is why he and Sue are so HappilyMarried.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Once FridgeLogic catches up with him, anyway.
** Also subverted in that he does invent many things that have everyday uses. Most of them are bought by companies with competing products in order to keep them from hitting the streets and putting them out of business.
** AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: In universes when Reed is not bound by StatusQuoIsGod, he's capable of even more amazing scientific accomplishments than in the main 616 verse.
* RubberMan
* ScienceHero
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SkunkStripe
* SmallStepsHero: What originally made Reed different from Doom. While Doom believes UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, Reed will forego scientific progress if it harms too many people. Later stories, however, started to revoke this.
* TheSmartGuy: Even by Marvel standards where everyone seems to have a minimum IQ of 240, Reed is recognised as the go to guy for intelligence.
* TeenGenius: Entered university at age 14, had doctorates by the age of 20.
* WhatTheHellHero: Reed will usually always pick out the easiest solution, not giving any foresight to matters such as tact, emotions, feelings, practicality, or possible future consequences (such as permanently shrinking an alien race to evacuate them off a doomed planet, or turning Skrulls into cows without considering the ramifications of ingesting alien flesh or the morality of it). When this happens, Sue will usually call him out on it.
** One of the interesting common threads in alternate-universe Marvel stories is that in the event something terrible happens to Sue, Franklin, and/or Valeria, Reed will ''immediately'' go straight off the deep end. He's relying so heavily upon his family to keep him in check that if the unthinkable happens, he rapidly goes through all the stages of grief and right into insanity. This can be seen most clearly in the ''What If?'' where Sue died while giving birth to Franklin; Reed ignores the baby in favor of going on a suicide run against Annihilus. In more modern stories, Reed goes instantly nuts in the ''Marvel Zombies'' universe when Franklin and Valeria are killed.
** Made a plot-point in Jonathan Hickman's run. Reed is faced with two choices. One: [[ForScience run off and join an interdimensional Council of Reeds]] from different universes committed to making creation itself a better place--ahem, by any means necessary, up to and including murdering Beyonders, killing Galactuses and carving up solar systems. The other choice is to stay at home in the 616 with his loving family and [[WhenYouComingHomeDad be the father to Franklin that Nathaniel never was to Reed]]. The Council of Reeds is ''by far'' the more logical choice--Valeria and even Nathaniel (a little) call him out on it--but Reed stalwartly refuses. Why? One reason: [[PhysicalGod Franklin.]] The one thing our Reed created that all those other Reeds, with all their science and vast machinery and good intentions [[EvilCannotComprehendGood never could.]]
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[[folder: Susan Storm-Richards (The Invisible Girl/Woman)]]

!!Susan Storm-Richards (The Invisible Girl/Woman)

* ActionGirl: She's generally portrayed as the strongest member of the team these days. Doctor Doom is more afraid of her than he is of The Thing.
* ActionMom
* AlliterativeName: Before she got married, anyway.
* BarrierWarrior
* BewareTheNiceOnes: During the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' storyline, she confronted Reed about his pro-registration stance and Reed stated that he did it all to protect Sue. Sue then proceeded to send an invisible column above and below all 35 floors of the Baxter building and asked Reed if she looked like she needed protection.
* BigSisterInstinct: Towards Johnny.
* CleavageWindow: Her 90s outfit.
* CoolBigSis: To Johnny.
* CustomUniform: Early on, Sue experimented with a miniskirt variation that didn't last. Then came the {{Stripperific}} outfit in the 90s, followed by a more modest variation.
* DeadpanSnarker
* FauxActionGirl: She started off as one of these, but CharacterDevelopment kicked in.
* GreenLanternRing: Her force-fields act as this.
* GuileHero: Invisible Woman should be portrayed as this. She shamed Ben Grimm into piloting the ship during the first issue. She was also told to distract many of the Silver Age male supervillains. After Psycho Man temporarily turned her into Malice she used her knowledge of Reed and Psycho Man's personalities to track him down and take revenge on him. When Dr. Doom stole the power cosmic from the Silver Surfer, she tricked him into flying into a mountain. During the Civil War, she spied on Reed. As any real chessmaster/manipulative bastard/guile hero would tell you, the greatest achievements in theses tropes is to make certain that your opponents don't realize you are a social expert.
* HappilyMarried: To Reed.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Once the writers found out some really creative ways to use her powers...
* HelloNurse
* InstantArmor: She's used her forcefields in this way once or twice.
* LeotardOfPower: Her 90s outfit.
* LoveAtFirstSight: When she was 12-13, she met a 19-year-old uni student and got a PrecociousCrush on him. Fortunately, they didn't hook up until she was much older.
* MamaBear: '''DO NOT''' mess with her children.
* MayDecemberRomance: Sue met Reed when he was 19 and she was 12, [[LoveAtFirstSight getting a crush on him at first sight]] (okay, so maybe more of a March/May, but you get the idea). Thankfully, they got together much later in life.
* MindOverMatter: Her invisible force field basically boil down to such, with the handy trait of {{Invisibility}} at her discretion.
* MostCommonSuperPower: For a time during the [[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks mid-90s]], the Invisible Woman wore a skimpy costume with a cut-out "4" on her cleavage. This was before writers and editors realized that they didn't have to dress Sue up in a slinky costume to make her sexy — she was already a MILF.
* MsFanservice: Her regular costume(s) already flatter her, but her sex appeal often gets dialed up in alternate universes, especially ones where her invisibility is tweaked to put her in NakedPeopleAreFunny situations (as seen in ''1602'').
* OnlySaneWoman: She keeps Reed in check.
* PersonalityPowers: Originally, Sue was very shy and her invisible powers showcase her introverted nature.
* PsychicNosebleed: Often, when Sue is holding a forcefield against a particularly strong opponent.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her relationship with Reed.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: One of the many possible uses of her force fields. In one ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''/''Fantastic Four'' miniseries, she has a MamaBear moment and uses a force sword to slay a Brood queen in close combat, leaving the males of both teams rather shocked.
* {{Stripperific}}: Unusual for a comic series in that the team's main female member only rarely falls under this trope, preferring a modest blue bodysuit identical to the ones Reed and Johnny wear, but it does happen - like when she wore a certain costume for a few years in the 1990s. The change was widely panned by fans and removed.
* TeamMom
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Suffered from this before getting her force field power.
* TookALevelInBadass: '''Hoo boy.''' She's the page picture for a reason. See her entry on TookALevelInBadass/ComicBooks for specifically why.
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Wife]]: It's a horrible idea to mess with Reed when Susan is around.
* {{Xenafication}}
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[[folder: Ben Grimm (The Thing)]]

!!Ben Grimm (The Thing)

* AcePilot: The reason Reed wanted him flying the rocket.
* ActionHero
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Until it became canon. His full name is ''Benjamin Jacob'' Grimm.
* BadassAdorable: The Marvel Universe's best example. No other character has such a perfect balance between being completely lovable and completely awesome.
* BadassNormal: Ben's regained his humanity on a couple of occasions. Not that it keeps him from contributing to the Four's efforts.
* BattleStrip: Ben Grimm, in the very first issue, had the habit of ripping off a trenchcoat, pair of pants, sunglasses, and a fedora every time he went into battle.
* BeautyToBeast
* BlessedWithSuck
* BoisterousBruiser
* BookDumb: Ben Grimm is much smarter than most folks gives him credit. A college graduate and former marine, he was a test pilot and astronaut (which requires two Master's degrees or a [=PhD=] to be even considered for that kind of duty) as well as gifted mechanic before his transformation. He might not be a scientific genius like Reed or Doctor Doom, but he more than makes up for it with the street smarts he earned growing up in a rough lower-class neighborhood. It's a trait that comes up several times in the comics when he manages to outsmart several villains who think he's an idiot. Sadly this is something that's lost in many adaptations, the live-action movie kept it in though.
** Not only is he a college graduate (a fairly common thing nowadays) but he's a graduate of the same college that Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom (''the two smartest people on the planet'') went to. Probably a pretty good school.
* CantStayNormal: Ben has been reverted to human form many times over the years, but for one reason or another (the cure wearing off, or Ben [[HeroicSacrifice choosing to change back to help his friends]]), he always returns to being the Thing.
* CaptainColorbeard: Thanks to a very weird StableTimeLoop, The Thing was the famed pirate Blackbeard. Yes, that one.
* CatchPhrase: "It's CLOBBERIN' TIME!"
** Other ones include, "My sweet aunt Petunia" and "Whotta revoltin' development!"
* CustomUniform: In the team costumes' first appearance in issue 3, Ben ripped his up until only shorts were left, because according to him he couldn't move in the full bodysuit. Since then he's usually worn just the trunks, but he's alternated with a belted singlet, full pants with no top, pants with a tank top, and yes, even a full bodysuit.
* TheBigGuy
* DagwoodSandwich: Ben loves these.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDeterminator: [[PhysicalGod The Champion]] declared him Earth's greatest hero, because even if he's not the most powerful, he will not yield.
* ElementalBaggage: The Thing's rocky exterior makes him incredibly heavy, to the point where he has to use an elevator by himself to avoid overcoming the max lift weight and everything meant to accommodate him has to be built very large and reinforced.
* GeniusBruiser: Although his smarts are [[CastSpeciation usually overshadowed]] by super-genius Reed. Ben lampshades this as he assembles a cosmic ray device, musing that he's watched Reed long enough to play MadScientist himself. There is also the fact that Grimm was a highly qualified test pilot before he became The Thing; no mean feat brain-wise.
** The idea of The Thing being simultaneously physically strong, ugly, and smart was seen as revolutionary in comics.
* GentleGiant: As long as you don't make him mad.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeroicSpirit
* HopeSpot: During the early days of the series' run, Ben would periodically revert back to his old human self for a few minutes before turning back into The Thing again. Not only did this give Ben hope that the power of the cosmic rays were weakening on him, but it gave the rest of the four hope it might do the same for their powers.
* HotBlooded
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LargeHam: Especially when he and Johnny are bickering or arguing.
* LaymansTerms: Ben usually dumbs down the complex explanations Reed Richards comes up with for the people around him. When Reed starts speaking too Star-Trek even for him, it's also Ben who normally snaps at him to "Speak English, Stretcho!"
* LightningBruiser: Another thing that's often overlooked is that he's just as fast and agile as he was as a human. He's studied multiple martial arts and has even tutored other members of the team in them, the only thing that's suffered is his manual dexterity due to his fingers being the size of sausages.
* MadeOfIron: Being transformed into the Thing sucks in a number of ways, but it does come in mighty handy when you end up fighting guys like the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk and he punches you with a blow that would reduce any ordinary human to paste.
** And he can go for a spacewalk without a suit, needing only a air supply to keep him from suffocating.
* MonsterModesty: Despite his issues with his appearance, he wears the least of the 4 - his standard "costume" is a pair of pants / shorts. At present, he's upgraded to a SleevesAreForWimps version of the "Future Foundation" suit.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* TheNicknamer: Some of his nicknames include "Stretcho" for Reed, "Bic-head" and "Matchstick" for Johnny, "Suzie-Q" for Susan, "Jade-Jaws" for Hulk, etc.
* TheOneWhoMadeItOut: And oh, do the Yancy Street Gang resent him for it.
* PersonalityPowers: Ben is very solid and stubborn and, appropriately, Ben as The Thing is made of rock and stone.
* PowerCreep: One of the most severe cases in Marvel, actually. Originally Grimm could lift around 5 tons (which was more or less Spider-Man's maximum limit at the time, though Grimm was always tougher), but he got stronger and stronger until he could press about 90 tons. However he often displays feats of superhuman strength ''way'' beyond this theoretical limits (hauling skyscrapers, anchoring spaceships taking off from Earth) even though Marvel still swears up and down he can only do 90 tons.
** A future version of Ben managed to easily overpower him, stating "We keep getting stronger for the rest of our life."
* PoweredArmor: At one point, Ben was turned back into a human and lost his powers as the Thing. Since he still wanted to help the rest of the team out, Reed constructed an {{Iron Man}}-like suit of armor for him that resembles his rocky Thing form. The suit allowed Ben to simulate the strength and durability he had when he was the actual Thing, albeit not quite on the same level.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: The Thing, as well as several other super strong characters are a part of a superhuman wrestling federation called ''Unlimited Championship Wrestling''.
* TheRival: To ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, which is an amusing case given that the Hulk is usually portrayed as vastly stronger than the Thing physically.
** True, but Grimm can hold his own against the Hulk in combat by way of being a far more skilled martial artist.
** There was ''one'' time he defeated the Hulk, and that was the period when Ben mutated even further into a craggy, rocky form even stronger than his previous "smoother" body, and the incarnation he was facing was the grey/"Joe Fixit" Hulk whose base strength is even weaker than any of green versions. Also, their earliest encounters had them roughly even in strength.
* RockMonster: The Thing looks like he's made of rocks (even though he isn't) and many who don't know who he is think he's a monster.
* RunningGag: Ben's never-ending war against the Yancy Street Gang, a group of off-screen HarmlessVillain street youths he sometimes obsesses over.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The Thing gets turned into a human about once every few years, but always gets turned back, usually because he needs to help someone out.
** It's something of a running gag. Sometimes when it happens he actively tries to regain his powers as he feels useless and naked without them.
*** In one story arc, Reed tried to remove Ben's mutation and add it to his own elasticity, but Ben refused to let him. "You're you an' I'm me, an' that's the cosmic plan."
** Cruelly [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in the 'Three' storyline, where Ben is given a formula that allows him to become human for one day a year. It just so happens that the day he choses is the day Annihilus tries to invade via the Baxter Building, meaning Ben has to watch as [[spoiler: Johnny sacrifices himself to save the Earth.]]
* TranslatorBuddy
* TheWoobie: In universe, no less.
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: Again, the Richards children, who are his godchildren. Messing with them is a good way to get your face turned into goo by a large, rocky, orange fist.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Johnny.
* WeakButSkilled: Compared to the Hulk, Ben's a more skilled fighter, generally smarter, and a competent martial artist. This contrasts with Hulk being UnskilledButStrong.
* WhatHaveIBecome: In the first few issues of the series back in the 1960s, Ben didn't take being transformed into a living pile of orange rocks too well. He's still not all that happy about it, but he's mostly come to terms with it.
** As Reed says "He has his good days and his bad days."
* WolverinePublicity: He's starting to lapse into it, as a member of the Fantastic Four and the Avengers simultaneously, plus appearing in ''{{FF}}''.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: To be fair, he's a). Jewish and b). from Lower East Side. Comes with the territory.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jonathan "Johnny" Storm (The Human Torch)]]

!!Jonathan "Johnny" Storm (The Human Torch)

* ActionHero
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Susan.
* AnyoneCanDie: Was killed off in the 'three' storyline, but got better.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Appears to have happened to Johnny at the hands of Annihilus.
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheCasanova
* CatchPhrase: "Flame On!"
** In Mexico and Latin America, his catchphrase is translated as ''¡LLAMAS A MI!'' (Roughly translated from Spanish as "(I invoke the) Flames to me!") and it has become a MemeticMutation there.
* TheCharmer
* ChivalrousPervert
* CustomUniform: Wore a red-and-gold variation of the team costume in the mid-70s.
* TheDandy: Sometimes dialed up into CampStraight, such as in ''World's Greatest Heroes''.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathIsCheap: Got killed by Annihilus's army, came back less than a year later (in real-time, that is).
* DimensionLord: [[spoiler:Of the Negative Zone.]]
* TheDitz
* ElementalBaggage: For Johnny's power source in creating flame. Occasionally justified by him feeling tired or very hungry after using extremely hot flames.
** And then there's the part about his body and his powers both needing oxygen to function. There have been times when he's been trapped in airtight spaces, causing him to pass out when his flame powers used up all the oxygen.
* {{Flight}}
* FlyingFirepower
* FriendlyRivalry: With SpiderMan. They have a friendly rival with each other.
* FunPersonified
* FutureBadass: A future version of Johnny had the ability to burn ''white-hot'' and shut off his younger self's flame.
* HiddenDepths: Not quite the superficial himbo slacker he seems, this one.
** DependingOnTheWriter, that is.
* HeroicSacrifice: Then he [[ComicBookDeath got better]].
* HotBlooded
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Frequently petulant, childish, selfish and bone-dead stupid, but his heart is in the right place.
* JohnnyMcCoolname
* KidAppealCharacter: When the series started, he was the teenager in a cast of adults. Early on in the series, he was extremely popular and was the BreakoutCharacter with his own {{spinoff}} within a year after the series started. His popularity was one of the reasons why Marvel created other teen superheroes like {{Spider-Man}} and the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}.
* LargeHam
* LeeroyJenkins: He's matured a bit, though.
* LegacyCharacter: The Human Torch is loosely based on the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Human Torch.
* MrFanservice: As played by Chris Evans in the live-action films.
** In the comics as well, Johnny has been portrayed as the Marvel universe's most eligible bachelor.
* PersonalityPowers: Johnny is hot-headed and impulsive, which goes along with his power of fire.
* PlayingWithFire: And WreathedInFlames.
* [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: Just to round it off; although he doesn't take that much seriously, messing with his nephew and niece is a good way to increase your chances of being reduced to charcoal in the near future.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler: Johnny dying a year before the FF's 50th anniversary.]] Yeaaaah, that'll stick.
** [[spoiler: All part of the plan - Johnny ends up in the Negative Zone leading a FiveManBand to overthrow Annihilus and gains control over the Annihilation Wave. TookALevelInBadass indeed.]]
*** There have been dozens of "Johnny-learns-to-act-more-mature" stories over the decades. Then the next writer comes along and it starts all over again.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ben and [[ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]].
* WreathedInFlames
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Franklin Richards]]

!!Franklin Richards
* AstralProjection
* DeadGuyJunior: He's named after Sue and Johnny's late father Franklin Storm, [[HeroicSacrifice who died saving the lives of the team]].
* DeusExMachina: Why Franklin is rarely ever shown fully powered.
* [[spoiler:FutureBadass]] [[spoiler:A future version of Franklin, who he calls ''Mister Franklin'' that taught him to regain some of his powers and defeated Mad Celestials alongside Galactus.]]
* GooGooGodlike
* [[spoiler:GuardianEntity:]] [[spoiler:His will eventually be {{Galactus}} or he will be one for him when he grows older but they [[HeterosexualLifePartners will be together long enough to witness the end of the universe with each other]]. ]]
* LamarckWasRight
* MindOverMatter
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: [[spoiler:Subverted - Present Franklin and Future Adult Franklin get along great, happily calling each other Kid Franklin and Mister Franklin.]] Then again, Franklin has the power of being superhumanly well-adjusted, far more than any kid who's been repeatedly kidnapped, has seen [[HeroesReborn every one of his relatives die]] at ''least'' once, sometimes possesses [[RealityWarper godlike powers]], and was once trapped in hell has any right to be.
* PsychicPowers
* RealityWarper
* {{Seers}}
* ShoutOut: His own short series was a pretty clear homage to ''CalvinAndHobbes''.
* StoryBreakerPower
* SuperpowerLottery: His Reality Warping powers and insane amount of PsychicPowers.
* TimeyWimeyBall: Franklin is stuck eternally as a young kid, usually no more than ten. Meanwhile, his alternate universe love interest Rachel Summers, is currently around nineteen. The PowerPack, his best friends, aging in relative real-time makes this even crazier.
* {{Telepathy}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Valeria "Val" Richards]]


!!Valeria "Val" Richards
* BrainyBaby -> ChildProdigy: She's not even four and she's already equaling / excelling her father.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KidFromTheFuture: She was introduced this way as Valeria Von Doom (A.K.A. Marvel Girl), with Doctor Doom as her father (Sue was still her mother). Her current incarnation is named Valeria Richards, yet she still has connections to Doctor Doom, given that he had a hand in her delivery and named her after a girl he loved (and [[spoiler:Valeria was even his {{familiar}} at one point]]).
* LittleMissSnarker: Depending on the writer.
* MiniDressOfPower: As Marvel Girl (her costume had elements of the FF uniform and Doctor Doom's).
* OddFriendship: About the only person in the world who can call Doctor Doom 'uncle'.
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: [[spoiler:After the events of "Forever/All Hope lies in Doom" arc(s), both the future adult Valeria and current child version Valeria seem to dislike each for no reason. ]]
* TheRunaway:[[spoiler:After the events of the family's cosmic vacation, Valeria upset over being lied to about the family's situation runs away to stay with Uncle Doom.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Well, not really ''evil,'' but her brain is definitely much bigger than her heart.
[[/folder]]

!Friends and Allies

[[folder: Willie Lumpkin]]

!!Willie Lumpkin
* TheGrinch: At the end of one story, he admitted that he hates Christmas.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: He would often (jokingly) suggest that he join the team, because he had the power to wiggle his ears.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Alicia Masters]]

!!Alicia Masters
* BlindAndTheBeast
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's Beautiful Step-Daughter]]
* MissingMom
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Her and The Thing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Uatu The Watcher]]

!!Uatu the Watcher
* AlienNonInterferenceClause: He's supposed to watch, and not get involved. And he did, up until Galactus appeared.
* AllPowerfulBystander: Usually. Unless he decides to get involved.
* CatchPhrase: He will tell you he is the Watcher, and that he is sworn never to interfere.
* MassOhCrap: His showing up anywhere will cause this.
* SeenItAll
* TheWatcher: The TropeNamer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Agatha Harkness]]

!!Agatha Harkness
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Claims to be a survivor of the Salem Witch Trials.
* ComicBookDeath: Has died more than once.
* CoolOldLady
* CoolTeacher: First introduced as Franklin Richards' governess.
* GoodWitchVersusBadWitch: She's very much a good witch. Her son Nicholas Scratch... isn't.
[[/folder]]


[[folder: H.E.R.B.I.E.]]

!!H.E.R.B.I.E.
* CanonImmigrant
* FunWithAcronyms: '''H'''umanoid '''E'''xperimental '''R'''obot, '''B'''-type, '''I'''ntegrated '''E'''lectronics
* TheMole: First incarnation of HERBIE was [[BodySurf taken over]] by a villain named Doctor Sun, who tried to take out the Fantastic Four within the Baxter Building. When he eventually left HERBIE to take over the building's computers, it [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed itself]] to destroy them both.
* RobotBuddy
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Thundra]]

!!Thundra
* AmazonianBeauty
* FieryRedhead
* HeelFaceTurn: A former member of the Frightful Four, but left them and became one of the heroes.
* [[WorldsStrongestMan Worlds Strongest Woman]]: In her time line.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Nathaniel Richards]]

!!Nathaniel Richards
* BadassBookworm: Yep. He even was part of a team which involved time-traveling {{BadassBookworm}}s. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Where do you think Reed got it from?]]
* DisappearedDad: To Reed.
** ParentsAsPeople
* [[FounderOfTheKingdom Founder of the Civilization]]: Nathaniel found himself in an alternate Earth devastated by war, and used his scientific knowledge to rebuild it, eventually creating a new utopia.
** OneManIndustrialRevolution
* HeroWithAnFInGood
* LukeIAmYourFather: Subverted with Reed, who knew who he was, but there was an arc were he was apparently to play this straight with ''Doctor Doom''. [[AbortedArc It was later ignored]] [[hottip:* :It seems this plot twist was supposed to tie up how Kang the Conqueror, who has his name, could be the descendant of Doctor Doom as well. Doom apparently was supposed to be the child Nathaniel fathered in the alternate Earth]].
* MysteriousParent
* PoorCommunicationKills: Kidnapped his grandson Franklin, sent him and raised him in the future, trained him in the usage of his powers and didn't even tell his own son/Franklin's father Reed why until he returned with Franklin as a teenager to the time just moments after he did so. He eventually revealed its so prevent the deaths of the Fantastic Four by a ConquerorFromTheFuture who turned out to be Franklin's ''own'' KidFromTheFuture grown up.
* SecondLove: His first wife and Reed's mother, Evelyn, died when Reed was young. In his travels through time, he ended up in a timeline where he found a new wife, Cassandra. [[spoiler:It's too bad she loved power more than him]].
* WhatTheHellDad: Often by Reed. See PoorCommunicationKills. He also prompted his daughter-in-law Sue to use her powers to what were perceived to be dangerous levels, and impersonated Doctor Doom.
* WildCard
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!Villains

[[folder: Victor Von Doom (Doctor Doom)]]

!!Victor Von Doom (DoctorDoom)
* AffablyEvil: May try to destroy you, but still knows how to treat a guest.
* BigBad: One of Marvel's most iconic.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Reed didn't even do what Doom blames him for. This has not stopped Doom from repeatedly trying to kill / destroy / crush / annihilate / insert grandiose adjective here Reed and his entire family in various over-the-top ways on numerous occasions in vengeance.
* EnemyMine: Is currently a member of the Freedom Foundation.
* EvilOverlord
* LargeHam: TREMBLE WITH FEAR BEFORE DOOM'S TITANIC MONOLOGUES!
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: The accident he blames Richards for was actually caused by the demon Mephisto, who merely gave him a long, thin scar by scratching his face. He's not exagerrating ''now'', though, since when he first put on his armour it was molten hot, because he didn't wait for it to cool, so underneath he's genuinelly covered head to toe in third degree burns.
* NoMisterBondIExpectYouToDine: The page image, natch.
* TheRival: Reed Richards is #1.
* ThirdPersonPerson: They know to call him Doom, because that is what he constantly calls himself.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bentley Wittman (The Wizard)]]

!! Bentley Wittman (The Wizard)
* CloningBlues: Bentley-13, a young clone of him, is a ward of the Future Foundation. The younger version worships the elder.
* DrivenByEnvy: His overwhelming ambition in life has become to outdo Reed Richard and prove himself a better scientist.
** Originally though it was to upstage the Human Torch.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GravityMaster
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: He first picked a fight with Johnny for no better reason than intellectual boredom.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Although the Torch was his first enemy, he had no problem extending his grudge to the rest of the Four.
* SmugSnake
* TechnoWizard
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Peter Petruski (Trapster)]]

!! Peter Petruski (Trapster)
* AbnormalAmmo
* BerserkButton: Calling him by his former name- Paste Pot Pete.
* ButtMonkey
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Why didn't he just market his glue and become a millionaire?
* EpicFail: Most of his super villain career
* FailOSuckyname: Paste Pot Pete
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Despite his reputation of a joke, he has proven himself quite dangerous since he started to use his glue in lethal ways. He has successfully framed {{Spider-Man}} for his murder once, which forced Spidey to take four temporary secret identities.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant:At first, he was exclusively a foe of the Torch and the Thing. It didn't take him long to include Reed and Sue in his grudge, though. He later became a recurring foe of {{Spider-Man}}, but fared no better against the wall-crawler, either.
* StickySituation: A super glue gun.
* TrapMaster
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Mad Thinker]]

!! The Mad Thinker
* ClockKing
* GadgeteerGenius
* MadMathematician
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll
* RobotMaster
* SpannerInTheWorks: Most of his plans are short-circuited by these.
* WarriorTherapist: At times. DependingOnTheWriter.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Philip Masters (The Puppet Master)]]

!! Philip Masters (The Puppet Master)
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Alica Masters
* PeoplePuppets
* PetTheDog: In "Spider-Man Family#4", when he abandons one of his evil plans to comfort a distraught boy, and gives him the SpiderMan doll he was going to use in said plan. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming Ain't it sweet?]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Annihilus]]

!! Annihilus
* TheAgeless: Due to the Cosmic Control Rod.
* AxCrazy
* BigBad: He's usually this when the story is set in the Negative Zone.
** And, as ComicBook/{{Annihilation}} shows, even stories that aren't.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: He often leads an army of these-- and is an insectoid himself.
* EnemyMine: With the Avengers and the Galactic Council during ''Infinity''.
* EvilOverlord: of the Negative Zone.
* FantasticRacism: Towards mammals.
* GalacticConqueror
* HumanoidAbomination
* InsectoidAliens
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LargeHam
* OmnicidalManiac
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* PowerGlows: with the Cosmic Control Rod.
* SpikesOfVillainy
* WingedHumanoid
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Kl'rt (Super-Skrull)]]

!! Kl'rt (Super-Skrull)
* AllYourPowersCombined: He has all of the F4's powers plus his natural Skull biology.
* EnemyMine: With Nova, Ronan and Silver Surfer during Annihilation.
* EliteMook
* {{Pride}}
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* ScaryDogmaticAliens
* ShapeShifter
* TookALevelInBadass: During Annihilation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Galactus]]

!! {{Galactus}}
* AboveGoodAndEvil
* BlueAndOrangeMorality
* HumanoidAbomination
* InherentInTheSystem
* LargeHam: "I am Galactus-- and I hunger!"
* PlanetEater
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mole Man]]

!! Mole Man
* AllTheOtherReindeer: Became bitter because people used to tease him about his ugly appearance.
* AHeroToHisHometown
* MoleMen
* ServantRace: His moloids.
* SuperSenses
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ronan The Accuser]]

!! Ronan The Accuser

* AntiHero: Type IV when he's on the side of the heroes.
* AntiVillain
* CharacterisationMarchesOn: He became a more noble and heroic characters since Annihilation.
* EnemyMine:With Super-Skrull during Annihilation.
* DropTheHammer
* GreenLanternRing: The Universal Weapon
* KnightTemplar
* LargeHam
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Started as a Fantastic Four villain and the he became the ArchEnemy of the first Captain Marvel(Mar-Vell).
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner
* TookALevelInBadass: During Annihilation.
[[/folder]]



[[folder: Red Ghost (Ivan Kragoff) and his Super Apes]]
!! Red Ghost and his Super Apes

* Main/DirtyCommunists Red Ghost was of the original communist villains from the SilverAge.
* {{Intangibility}}: Red Ghost's super power
* ManiacMonkeys: The Super Apes
* MadScientist
* Main/SelectiveMagnetism: Peotr the Orangutan's power.
* Main/ShapeShifting: Igor the Baboon's ability
* Main/SovietSuperScience: Red Ghost's stock and trade, at least while the USSR was still around.
* SuperStrength: Mikhlo the Gorilla's ability

[[/folder]]


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