Personal Info:
Real Name: Dr. Elliot Franklin
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Buffalo, New York
First Appearance: Defenders Vol.1 #17 (1974) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Piledriver, Wrecker, Bulldozer
Group Affiliation: The Wrecking Crew, Frightful Four, formerly Masters of Evil, Hood's Gang, Secret Empire
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Thor
Creators: Len Wein and Sal Buscema
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Thunderball possesses a genius level intellect and is a gifted strategist and physicist, specifically in the field of Gamma Radiation. He is also a formidable hand to hand combatant. He utilizes street-fighting techniques that enable him to make full use of his strength.
Enhanced Abilities: Asgardian magic has enhanced Thunderballís strength and his endurance.
Body Armour: Thunderballís flesh has been toughened by Asgardian magic. This provides him with some protection against physical attacks and limited protection from energy attacks.
Weapon: Thunderball carries a steel Wrecking ball on the end of a short chain, which he wields as a weapon. The ball is enchanted and returns to Thunderballís hands when thrown.
Resistances: The Asgardian enchantments have provided Thunderball with some resistance to cold, heat, fire, corrosives and toxins.
Dr.Eliot Franklin's most notable achievement before being imprisoned was the construction of a Gamma bomb similar to the one created by Bruce Banner. While in prison Franklin joined up with the other members of the Wrecking Crew. They all acquired their powers from the Wrecker's Crowbar. All four convicts escaped prison together and were able to obtain the Crowbar. Frankiln grasped the Crowbar with the others and as lightning struck it the Asgardian magic was released and shared by the four and Thunderball was born.
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