How samrt is Ben Grimm?

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#1 Posted by the referee (2620 posts) - - Show Bio

The Thing (in my eyes) has always been presented as dim witted hero with street level intelligence. Yet he graduated college and attended the air force. Therefor he's no dummy. Just wondering????

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#2 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

probably about average intellect....but you figure he's been hanging with Reed all of these years he's probably picked up something along the way

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#3 Posted by the referee (2620 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself: my thoughts as well. The cartoons  have just ruined his reputations
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#4 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio
@the referee said:
" @danhimself: my thoughts as well. The cartoons  have just ruined his reputations "
lets be fair here....the Fantastic Four cartoons ruined their own reputations
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#5 Posted by the referee (2620 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself:not as much as this   
  even though I didn't think it was that bad (don't tell any one)
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#6 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17406 posts) - - Show Bio

average  he just retains his urban charm

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#7 Posted by PowerHerc (86188 posts) - - Show Bio

He comes off not sounding as smart as he really is and it's probably due to his New York tough-guy accent and speech pattern.  He's above average, at least a little bit.
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#8 Posted by kheranlord12 (1304 posts) - - Show Bio

He highly intelligent. He a skilled pilot.

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#9 Posted by Rag_man (1290 posts) - - Show Bio

He's no dummy, he's a trained test pilot and astronaut. As Avenging-X-Bolt said, he is from the mean streets and has kept his gruff, grounded urban charm that comes off to some as "uneducated", but that is not the case here.

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