Absorbing Man
Absorbing Man
Personal Info:
Real Name: Carl "Crusher" Creel
Also Known As: Rocky Davis, Lightningbolt, Crusher Creel, Greithoth: Breaker of Wills
Place Of Birth: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery Vol.1 #114 (1965) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Loki, Titania, Masters Of Evil, Lethal Legion
Group Affiliation: Lethal Legion; Partner of Titania II, formerly Worthy, Masters of Evil IV and V, former agent of Loki and They Who Wield Power
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Thor
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
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Absorbing Power: Since ingesting an Asgardian herbal potion supplied by Loki, Creel has the power to assume the physical properties of anything he touches. He prefers to absorb the properties of solids, though, since he is sometimes unable to maintain a coherent bodily form in other states. Creel can also vary his size by mimicking the mass of objects he touches--for instance, assuming the stony texture and towering stature of a tall building; this power has limits, though--he once exploded after growing too large in an attempt to absorb the power of the Earth itself.
Ball and Chain: His ball and chain, souvenirs of his prison term, transform along with him and seem virtually indestructible.
Immortality: Creel is virtually immortal. He has been smashed, dismembered or otherwise discorporated many times in his various forms, but he always manages to eventually reintegrate his mass and resume human form.
While serving time in prison for aggravated assault committed while a member of an extortion racket, Carl "Crusher" Creel was selected by Loki, the Asgardian god, as his unwitting agent in a scheme against his brother Thor. Loki added an enchanted potion composed of rare Asgardian herbs to Creel's drinking water in the prison commissary, Loki granted the brutal convict the power to absorb the physical properties of anything with which he came into contact. Loki hoped this would enable him to defeat Thor. Creel escaped jail and has been a menace to society since.
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