Personal Info:
Real Name: Carl "Crusher" Creel
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: New York City
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Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Worthy
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Avengers Academy and Thor
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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.
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.
Hammer of Greithoth: Greithoth’s hammer can be used as a blunt force melee weapon or as a throwing weapon.
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. Creel has been a menace to society ever since.
When Skadi freed the Serpent an enigmatic being claiming to be the true all-father of Asgard, he called the Hammers of the Worthy to Earth. One of these hammers transformed the Absorbing Man into Greithoth, Breaker of Wills.