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    Who Is Marvel’s Man-Thing? Is He A Copy Of DC’s Swamp Thing?

    “Don’t you recognize me? I’m the Good Humor man!” Man-Thing is Marvel’s swamp-based slow-moving, empathic, humanoid superhero in the comic books. He was created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Gray Morrow in 1971’s ‘Savage Tales #1‘. Man-Thing goes as Dr. Theodore “Ted” Sallis and even had his own series named ‘Adventure into Fear‘.

    Ted made his MCU debut in the latest series ‘Werewolf by Night‘ which came out in 2022. However, it was a brief one, it intrigued the fans a lot. Let’s get to know more about our swamp man and how he is different from DC’s swamp thing.

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    Origin And Power

    Once while Ted Sallis was working in the Florida Everglades trying to reinvent the serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America he was caught in a mishap. However, Ted injected himself with a serum he made before his car crashed into the Nexus of All Realities which is the magical swamp. This led to his transformation from a human to a swamp-dwelling monster. He started living in the isolated parts of the Florida Everglades.

    The accidentally made superhero is immensely powerful. He has superhuman strength, speed, and endurance. Man-thing holds the power of regeneration even from little scraps because of his plant-based body. His powers however are not limited and increase by feeding on emotions like fear which is a huge plus point.

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    Man-Thing Vs Swamp Thing

    There is no doubt that Marvel’s Man thing and Dc’s swamp thing are very similar. Man-Thing is often seen as DC’s swamp thing and lives in its shadow. However one cannot deny that there are differences that set the two characters apart.

    Unlike the swamp thing, the man thing did not retrieve his memories after the incident. The Swamp Thing is an elemental force of nature. Also, Both characters even possess different superpowers. So, yes even though the two have a similar origin and look they have different characteristics.

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