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"We were their last wishes, Darla. The four of us. Not three and some ringer, not two-and-two, not me and three Avengers. Us."
— Scott Lang, FF #3
FF is a spin-off, and for a brief time replacement, to the Fantastic Four comic book. The title FF is a Punny Name that shares the initials of the parent title but can also stand for the Future Foundation, which is a Think Tank/school Reed Richards put together for genius or extremely gifted youth (including his own children) from all walks of life or like minded individuals.The series started in May, 2011 and originally lasted for 23 issues. The second volume was written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Michael Allred as part of Marvel's Marvel NOW! initiative. The series ended after 16 issues due to the events of Inhumanity taking away Medusa and most of the Inhuman cast.Reed Richards decides to take his family on a trip though time and space, claiming it to be a sort of vacation throughout the multiverse but really he discovered his family is dying from the very cosmic radiation that gave them their powers and wanted time to try to fix things. So while the Richards family, along with Ben and Johnny, are supposed to return four minutes after they leave, Reed has each member pick a replacement to fill in for them while they are gone should something go wrong, as well as watch over the Future Foundation. They are...
Medusa : Sue's Choice. A former member of the Fantastic Four and queen of The Inhumans. She later brings her son to the Future Foundation to be closer to her and is secretly being controlled by the Wizard.. She has super strong Prehensile Hair that she has complete control over.
Miss Thing (Darla Deering): Johnny's Choice. Johnny's Pop Star girlfriend who assumed her being brought in was simply doing Johnny a quick favor. Uses a suit that Ben Grimm used during a time when he was cured of being the thing, giving her all of his powers.
Weeks later, the new FF watch Marvel's First Family head into a portal in the sky, expecting to see them four minutes later. Naturally, they don't return, and the FF are left to take their predecessors place and fill their rather large shoes, as well as deal with a much older Johnny Storm who proclaims the rest of the team is dead. Thanks to a combination of Doctor Doom, Kang, and Annhilus, Doom the Annihilating Conqueror, the news of which, combined with Cassie's death, leads to Scott deciding to end Doom once and for all.
Bigger Bad: Of the first part of the comic, up until The Wizard is dealt with.
Big Bad Duumvirate: Reluctantly forms one with Annhilus and Kid Immortus, the latter of whom Is trying to make doom the annhilating conquerer a reality. Doom later betrays both, and gains Immortus' power and the main team's plan revolves around stopping him from getting the rest.
Evil Is One Big Happy Family: The Wizard tries to invoke this by creating one consisting of himself, a brainwashed Medusa, and Blastaar and wants to destroy the non-traditional family that is the Future Foundation.
Eye Scream: Future!Johnny has lost an eye by the time he gets to our time period. Scott ends up climbing in said open eye socket later on to get inside his head (literally) to calm him down.
Face-Heel Turn: The "Kang" that was prophesied to join forces with Doom and Annihilus turns out to be Iron Lad, a former member of the Young Avengers.
Fate Worse Than Death: [[spoiler: What Scott inflicts on Doom in revenge for killing Cassie: rather than kill him as originally planned, he beats him down, strips of him of his money and technology, stops him from becoming Doom the annihilating conqueror,
Frivolous Lawsuit: Miracle Man is suing She Hulk for a fight he had with her and the rest of the FF offscreen in issue 4.
Generation Xerox: Subverted with Adolf Impossible. The only thing he and his father The Impossible Man share is being good natured: Adolf is a quiet bookworm who dosen't like interacting with most people. Impossible Man is a Large Ham who loves people, perhaps too much.
Humiliation Conga: Of all people - done to Dr. Doom. How bad did he get it? Well...The Future Foundation utterly wreck his property including breaking all his Doombots. They hire a second-string wizard/mystery man to dispell anything Doom can cook up magically (and revealing that Doom is actually just a 4th rate magician). After that Scott Lang not only prevents Doom from getting new powers but he breaks Doom's arm. Scott then takes Doom outside to show him off to the Latverian peasantry and then he tells Doom that he's going to show him some of the things he learnt in prison. He then brutally beats Doom so badly that the guy can't make intelligible words. Then he takes off Doom's mask to reveal to everyone that underneath Doom has no scars! It was all a lie to excuse the fact that Doom is really petty and just hates Reed Richards for being better. After enduring some more taunting from Scott Lang, the Living Tribunal shows up and curses Doom so that every time he does something evil, Doom's face will get mutilated and no power in the universe can fix it. Finally the future version of Valeria gets in the act and wants to twist the knife in a little. She makes an illusion of her childhood self running headlong into danger and this utterly freaks out Doom who sees her almost as his own daughter. So ol' Victor really got bent over in the finale.
Love Triangle: Subverted. Due to thinking he might be dead and seeinng that future!johnny dosen't remember her at all, Darla slowly but surely drifts to Scott. When Johnny gets back, the issue is quietly resolved with him casually accepting she'd moved on and plotting a music career.
Papa Wolf: Messing with Scott's team or the Future Foundation kids doesn't end well, to put it mildly.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Scott delivers one to Doom in issue #16 while beating him down, claiming that Doom is nothing more than a sociopath who pretends to have honor. It's not the scar tissue on Victor's face that isolates him from humanity, it's the scar tissue on his soul.
Shipper on Deck: The Molonoids try and ruin She Hulk's date with Wyatt Wingfoot, with Bentley's help, to save her for Ben when he gets back. Not only does this fail spectacularly, but when Ben returns at the end of the series nothing happens due to the two being Like Brother and Sister.
The cover to issue 7 of the same volume is a mad magazine style fold in. "Do you know where death will come from when you least expect it?" Answer: Doom
Show Within a Show: Issue #10 revolves around a comic book based off the Future Foundation. Issue #12 has Luna watching a Shoujoanime about Marvel heroes.
What the Hell, Hero?: Alex calls Scott out for telling the Future Foundation they had to end Doom, using a group of children to put a man's life in his own hands, a man Scott has a personal vendetta against.