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Frankenstein's Monster

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Real Name
First Appearance
X-Men (Vol. 1) #40 (January, 1968)
Mary Shelley [original character]. Roy Thomas [Marvel version]. Don Heck [Marvel Version]
Team Affliations
Legion of Monsters, Murder Circus, Fearsome Four, Legion of the Unliving, First Line (possibly)
Frank, Handsome, Frankenstein, Frankenstein Monster, Monster of Frankenstein, Prometheus, Adam
Base of Operations
Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Stamina, Superhuman Durability, Regenerative Healing Factor
Skills and Abilities
Occult Expertise, Fighting Experience
Tools and Weapons

Frankenstein's Monster is a monster in the Marvel Universe created from the body parts of dead humans and is intended to be the same character as Frankenstein's Monster who appeared in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.


Created from the pieces of corpses by Dr. Victor Frankenstein, being known only as Frankenstein's monster was soon abandoned, becoming an outcast, wondering the Earth in searching for peace.



In 1788, Victor Frankenstein left his hometown of Geneva, Switzerland to study at the University of Ingolstadt, where he became fascinated with the prospect of creating life using the bodies of the dead.  Eventually, Frankenstein succeeded by sewing together a patchwork creature and using chemical treatments and electrolsis to bring it to life.  However, the scientist was horrified by the creature he had created and left for Geneva, leaving the creature, who had the mind of a child, to survive by itself.

The Monster walked for days and nights, nearly dying of starvation until killing a bear in self-defense, consuming its meat and using its pelt to keep him warm.  The Monster stayed away from populated areas and nursed a hatred for his creator due to him abandoning him. During it's journey's, the monster stumbled over the De Lacy family and it's patriarch, an old blind man and realizing that the main wouldn't be scared of his visage, hid himself from the family until he could approach the senior De Lacy and befriend him.