X-Men Origins: The Blob

No, you didn't misread that title. Every Thursday up until the May 1 release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Omnicomic will be profiling the mutants in the film. So sit back and get yourself up to speed on some of the lesser known characters. Gotham City Dossiers will return in a few weeks, so in the meantime you're on your own for finding cool indie comics (I'm sure you'll manage). Hey there time for another little bio of a certain man of generous size. No it ain’t the Hulk...it's the BLOB. His real name being Frederick J. Dukes, or Fred for short, and this human size wall comes from Texas, which makes sense seeing as how everything is bigger in Texas. The Blob first appeared in X-Men #3 in 1964, and his origin has never been revealed in comic book form. He has appeared throughout the marvel universe in a vast number of issues, but mostly in the X-Men stories since they are his most hated enemies. The Blob has a power where he can create a mono-directional gravity field extending five feet from his center of balance, making him immovable (as long as he was on the ground). The Blob’s skin could not be punctured, lacerated, frostbitten, or affected by disease because of its elasticity and accelerated cell replacement rate. His resistance didn't extend to his eyes, ears, nose and mouth however, and fire could be considered a weakness. Upon his powers manifesting, Blob does what any sort of person would do with powers: become a carnie in a traveling carnival. While with the carnival Xavier approaches him to join the X-Men, but because of his superiority complex the Blob says no and actually takes over the carnival to lead them against the X-Men. They are subsequently defeated and mindwashed by Professor Xavier. After this defeat Magneto approaches him to join the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Dukes’s memories of the X-Men are restored after a blow to the head (and not a boot to the face) and he then accepted Magneto’s offer and joins. His membership was shortlived after Magneto sent a barrage of torpedoes at the X-Men, not caring that Blob was in the way. This prompted Blob to quit the Brotherhood and return to the carnival life. His next encounter with Unus the Untouchable would pit him against the X-Men yet again. Under subliminal commands from Xavier’s enemy Lucifer, the pair attempted to frame the X-Men as thieves. The duo became fast friends and joined Factor Three, but were convinced to desert the group once the X-Men soon convinced them that the Mutant Master was merely using them. What followed next was a Scooby Doo moment where the two groups joined in unmasking the Mutant Master as an extraterrestrial subversive who ended up killing himself. After this stint the Blob jumps all over the place, joining a vast number of different teams and parings with other mutants, and was even a good guy helping S.H.I.E.L.D. and a team known as Freedom Force. In the end he keeps on going back to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants as his goal always is to make the X-Men suffer in any way possible. Duke finds that he lost his mutant power (because of Scarlett Witch's three famous words) and is now just a man with tons of excess fat layers. This actually drove him to attempt suicide, but that failed because the excess fat prevented the knife from getting close. He then joined the group X-Cell, a band of mutants who have lost their powers and are rebelling against the idea of not having any powers. Be sure to check out the profiles of the other mutants in the film: Agent Zero Beak Cyclops Deadpool Gambit Sabretooth Silver Fox White Queen William Stryker Wolverine


  1. he is FAT hold that he is SUPER FAT LIKE ZACH


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