I noticed that in many forums Americans and Europeans, The is considered by a lot of people to be a Class 100
by "a lot of people", not by all
Because there are Marvel Handbook that say no (nonsense as Class 85-90 )
but in the COMICS, the Thing has lift a lot of things heavier than 100 tons: skyscrapers, bridges, oil platforms, spacecraft gigantic pyramids
once defeated a machine that could move a planet
and beat people who can do it
a lot of people
this would be enough to justify his Class 100 (or Top Tier)
Thing when he was specifically listed as class 80 even in the 70-80's has fought the Hulk, Namor, Juggeranut, etc. all true class 100 fighters but he himself wasnt. In that scene they were not calling him class 100, just that he has dealt with class 100 characters
That scan is far from concrete proof. Sorry.
Last edited by -K-M- on Oct 10th, 2012 at 09:02 PM
The Thing drew with the Professor Hulk (Class 100) in armwrestle match ( Peter David's story )
Namor wet (Class 100?) can't break his grip ( Lee and Kirby story)
Iron Man (Class 100?) can't break his grip
Ultron (Class 100) said: "your strength is equal mine"
She Hulk lifting 75 tons, said "I'm not in Thing's Class" (by John Byrne)
Silver Surfer must by use the power cosmic to arrive at Thing's strength level (Lee and Kirby story)
The Thing is in Class 100 since 80'-90' years
COMICS >>>>>> Handbook
he had can lifted excess of 100 tons
he had fought on par with Hulk, Hercules, Hyperion, Champion
Actually no he wasn't, he was weakened LATER on in the story but not there
No need to address them as holding someone does not indicate someone is stronger if you do it properly. Professor Hulk isn't class 100 in his base form, neither is oldschool Iron Man or Ultron they amp. I recall the Namor scene.
It doesn't, hence why cops can secure people bigger and stronger then them using propery techiques. That actually is even accepted in the real world. Strength helps, but technqiue is what actually secures people
Naaaa I like Ben, and to be honest I DO think he is class 100 (or just a sea hair below) and was as Digi said poking fun. However, you are using some faulty logic and not examples to prove he is class 100 and the examples you posted you took out of context.
FYI, Thing merely trapped Namor with the fish's teeth in AvX, but literally in the last panel when Thing comes out of the water we can see Namor flying out at the same time. He wasn't KO'ed just temporaly held.