|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Brooklyn, New York|
|Base of Operations|
New York, New York
Radioactively mutated human with the ability to mentally manipulate all forms of matter and energy.
Note: Due to low self-esteem, Owen Reece initially convinced himself that he could not manipulate organic matter or any form of energy. He also used a metal wand as a proxy for his powers. In truth there is apparently no limit to Reece's powers of molecular manipulation and he may indeed be the most powerful being in the multiverse.
Molecular Wand: An ordinary steel rod used by the Molecule Man as a psychological crutch to overcome mental blocks on using his powers.
|Fantastic Four Vol. 1|
|Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #20 (Nov. 1963)|
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
A small, frail and timid child who obsessively clung to his mother, Owen Reece grew into a weak-willed and bitter adult after his mother's death. Working as a lowly laboratory technician at a nuclear power plant, Reece's carelessness caused him to be exposed to an unknown form of radiation - which would have killed most other humans, but instead it activated an ability to manipulate matter and energy on an atomic level.
although still filled with self-doubt Reece had the potential to become one of the most powerful beings in the universe, an honor which brought him to the attention of Uatu the Watcher. Although sworn to not interfere in the affairs of other sentient beings the danger was so great that he warned the Fantastic Four of the menace known as the Molecule Man.