- Real Name: Frederick “Fred” J. Dukes
- AKA: Fredrick, Fatso, Tubby, Big Man, Brainless Lummox, Horseman of Bounty
- Family: Blob (clone, deceased)
- Base of Operation: Krakoa, Pacific Ocean; formerly Mutant Town; Freedom Force HQ, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Department X Headquarters, New York, Age of X-Man
- Identity: Public Identity
- Citizenship: American, Krakoan
- Martial Status: Single
- Occupation: Former Professional criminal, terrorist, circus performer, federal government special operative
- Education: –
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) (currently); formerly (after further mutation) 8′
- Weight: 510 lbs (231.33 kg) (currently); formerly (after depowerment) 275 lbs; (after further mutation) 976 lbs.
- Eyes: Brown
- Hair: Brown
- Unusual Feature: Abnormally obese; formerly excedent skin (depowered form)
- Origin: Mutant
- Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)
His weight is only matched by his temper. Introduced in X-Men #3 (1964) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Fred Dukes was working in a carnival when the X-men approached him to met Professor X. Because of his attraction to Jean Grey, he agreed but flat out refused to join the X-men, which lead to a fight with the team. He would join the Brotherhood but left soon after. He would later team up with Unus the Untouchable, starting a friendship that lasted up until Unus’ death. They would both join Factor Three and would later join Mastermind’s Brotherhood. After being turn into baby and turned back, he would later join Mystique brotherhood when they wanted to assassinate Senator Kelly. He would remain with this version of the team when they became the Freedom Force and left after it was disbanded.
He would join Toad’s Brotherhood before being recruited by Onslaught. After Xavier revealed to the world that he was a mutant (under control of Cassandra Nova), Blob recruited into Banshee’s X-Corp, where he was put under the powers of Mastermind. He would lose his powers after M-Days and would join other de-powered Mutants in X-Cell before regaining his powers from the High Evolutionary. He would later become addicted to MGH, even after learning that the drug had come from an unconscious Dazzler. He would later be tested on by Miss Sinister in her Mothervine project and would later be made into one of X-man’s Horsemen of Salvations. He has since joined other mutants in Krakoa and taken a job as a bar tender.
As one of the X-men’s most famous villains as well as a constant member of the Brotherhood, it’s surprising that Blob hasn’t gotten many figures over the year. This is probably due to this massive size or the problem with his appearance and body images. None the less, he did receive a figure as a BAF in his self titled wave from Hasbro.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Blob wave – Blob (BAF)
- When Mystique recruited a number of mutants to assassinate Senator Kelly, an anti-mutant politician, Blob was one of the people she got. He was then seen with a new costume. Before this he was mostly seen with only underwear, similar to a sumo wrestler. Since then this has become his default costume, with many artist drawing it differently.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- This character is a must for any X-men villains collection especially when he has been a part of most of the incarnations of the Brotherhood since his appearance. However, it is hard to find these days and needs a remake.
- Does it need a remake?:
- Yes. The figure is too large and is hard to get these days.
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.