|Frederick J. "Fred" Dukes|
|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Mutation resulting in enormous girth and elastic flesh enabling superhuman strength and durability. The Blob's flesh is immune to injury or laceration by ballistics, blades, extreme temperatures and all known skin diseases.
When the Blob concentrates he can affix himself to the surface of the Earth through a localized gravity field which renders him immovable.
X-Men Vol. 2
|X-Men Vol. 1 #3 (Jan. 1964)|
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
Fred J. Dukes' mutation manifest in a massive weight gain when he reached puberty. Thinking himself as nothing more than "an extra-strong freak," Dukes joined a traveling carnival. It was at the carnival that the X-Men in their civilian identities approached Dukes to join their cause. Attracted to Jean Grey he immediately accepted the offer. Meeting with Professor Xavier at his New York school, Dukes refused membership in the X-Men - necessitating that Professor X erase his knowledge of the team.
Escaping the X-Men with the knowledge of the nature of his powers, Dukes returned to the carnival - believing himself superior to normal humans. Assuming control of the carnival Dukes decided to assault the X-Men and loot their mansion of its weapons and technology in a quest to rule over others as the Blob.